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PERSONAL GROWTH / LEARNING FOR FUN
Community Education Classes

AcupressureBusiness Classes • Computers (en Español)
Personal Health & GardeningMah Jongg

Pre-registration is required for all CE classes
Minimum registration must be met 2 days before start date
See policy page for details on refunds and fees.

Acupressure

ACUPRESSURE FOR NECK AND SHOULDER TENSION - Davis
Come learn how to release your own neck and shoulders through using acupressure points and movement.
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
09-980-102
Acupressure - Neck/Shoulder
9:00am-12:00pm
Sat
12/06
208
$25


Business Classes

BUSINESS MATH WORKSHOP - Guevara
Students will learn the practical applications of math skills in work related settings and solve common business problems involving ratios and percentages, discounts, payroll and depreciation, loans and interest, markups, and inventory. The course is offered as a six hour Saturday workshop and is necessary for students interested in obtaining the either the Bookkeeping or Accounting pathway certificate as well as the Workforce Readiness Certificate.
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
06-510-171
Business Math Workshop
9:00am-4:00pm
Sat
9/6
112
$55
06-510-271
Business Math Workshop
9:00am-4:00pm
Sat
10/4
112
$55
06-510-371
Business Math Workshop
9:00am-4:00pm
Sat
12/6
112
$55


HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND MAKE STRONG FINANCIAL DECISIONS
Offering two companion courses on Smart Debt and Smart Credit. Students do not have to take both courses.

SMART DEBT: HOW TO HANDLE YOUR DEBT LOAD IN GOOD TIMES AND TOUCH TIMES - Brown
All of us end up with debt of one kind or another over the course of our lives and figuring out how to handle it is not as easy as it sounds. Facts and information about loans, debt, and lenders can be helpful for developing a strategy to solve debt problems. Learn from non-profit attorneys about how to approach managing different kinds of debt in ways that make you the strongest financially, and learn what your rights are when it comes to dealing with lenders and debt collectors.
09-500-101
Smart Debt
10:00-11:30am
Sat
10/4
113
$15

SMART CREDIT - Brown
Are you wondering if there are ways to protect yourself financially while building your savings, and getting access to affordable credit? If your car breaks down, or you need a small loan for your business, do you know how to figure out where to go for help? And what about scams and identity theft? Learn from non-profit attorneys about how to strengthen your financial life, what your rights are when it comes to dealing with creditors. Correcting credit reporting problems, and how to think about shopping for affordable loans and accounts from financial institutions.
09-501-101
Smart Credit
10:00-11:30am
Sat
11/1
112
$15


LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESSFULLY - Bellows
This class shows you how to be in the successful 10% of new businesses. Get the essential elements of your business plan and a personal Next Steps list that takes you from concept to profits.
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
09-409-101
Launch Your Business
9:00am-4:00pm
Sat
10/4
201
$55
09-409-102
Launch Your Business
9:00am-4:00pm
Sat
1/10
201
$55


Computers

MAC BASICS - Quiñones
Learn computer literacy concepts through learning how to use the Mac operating system. Both novice computer users and people transitioning from a Windows environment will learn to use their Macs more efficiently. .
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
06-140-101
Mac Basics
9:30-11:30am
F
9/5-9/26
109
$55
06-140-201
Mac Basics
9:30-11:30am
F
10/3-10/24
109
$55
06-140-102
Mac Basics
9:30-11:30am
F
11/7-12/5
109
$55


VIDEO IN PHOTOSHOP CS6 - Minor
Pre-req: Photoshop experience. Using Photoshop, create two videos and upload them to YouTube: (1) a portfolio of
images, including music and special effects; (2) a video of edited clips and images telling a story. We will discuss DSLR and cell phone video, story-boarding, consistency, export formats, the “Ken Burns” effect, and more. A short course held on two consecutive Monday afternoons.
09-200-101
Video in Photoshop
1:00-4:00pm
M
9/15 & 9/22
108
$55
09-200-102
Video in Photoshop
1:00-4:00pm
M
11/10 & 11/17
108
$55
09-200-202
Video in Photoshop
1:00-4:00pm
M
1/5 & 1/12
108
$55


WEB PROJECTS - Quiñones
For those already familiar with HTML basics, a deep dive into Cascading Style Sheets. Course starts with a review of basic HTML markup and CSS syntax, and the relationship between semantic markup and styles. Then it moves into how CSS selectors allow varying degrees of precision in targeting elements on the page. Depending on the pace of the class, optional topics may include jQuery (with its CSS-style selectors) and CSS preprocessors.
06-352-001
Web Projects
9:00am-4:00pm
Sat
11/1
109
$55


Health & Gardening

CARDIOPULMINARY RESUSCITATION CPR & AED* - TBA
Enrollment limited to 12 students. This course provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective basic life support in an emergency for adult, child and infant. **Course meets requirement for teaching credentials. Must understand and read English.
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
06-710-163
CPR/AED
8:30am-12:30pm
Sat
9/6
114
$60
06-710-165
CPR/AED
8:30am-12:30pm
Sat
10/4
114
$60
06-710-166
CPR/AED
8:30am-12:30pm
Sat
11/1
114
$60
06-710-266
CPR/AED
8:30am-12:30pm
Sat
12/6
114
$60
06-710-366
CPR/AED
8:30am-12:30pm
Sat
1/10
114
$60


FIRST AID** - TBA
Enrollment limted to 20 students. Participants learn to recognize and treat the signs and symptoms of injuries and sudden illness. **Course meets requirement for teaching credentials. Must understand and read English.
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
06-715-164
First Aid
1:00-4:30pm
Sat
9/6
114
$45
06-715-165
First Aid
1:00-4:30pm
Sat
10/4
114
$45
06-715-166
First Aid
1:00-4:30pm
Sat
11/1
114
$45
06-715-266
First Aid
1:00-4:30pm
Sat
12/6
114
$45
06-715-366
First Aid
1:00-4:30pm
Sat
1/10
114
$45


AUTUMN HEALTH WITH HERBS - Rechtschaffen
$20 supply fee payable at the class. Strengthen your immune system to support yourself and family into the cold and flu season. Make a traditional herbal medicine of Elderberry Syrup. Learn how to make Bone Broth Soup, an ancient secret to health. Hot herbal tea and instructional handouts.
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
09-300-101
Autumn Health with Herbs
1:00-4:00pm
Sat
10/4
Kitchen
$25


MAKE YOUR OWN SALVE & LOTION - Rechtschaffen
$20 supply fee payable at the class. Using quality natural ingredients, we will make our own herbal salve for all-purpose skin healing as well as a creamy, luscious face and body lotion. Gift jars, labels, and all ingredients provided.
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
09-301-101
Make Your Own Salve/Lotion
1:00-4:00pm
Sat
11/1
Kitchen
$25


MAKE YOUR OWN HERBAL GIFTS - Rechtschaffen
$20 supply fee payable at the class. Make herbal honey and learn about its health benefits. Create culinary vinegars and herbal sprinkles that do more than just taste good, but also act as preventive medicine. Gift jars, labels, and all ingredients provided.
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
09-302-102
Make Your Own Herbal Gifts
1:00-4:00pm
Sat
12/6
Kitchen
$25


TREES OF BERKELEY - Hughes
Learn about the variety and diversity of trees in Berkeley! In this lecture-based class we'll explore the wonderfully rich urban forest of Berkeley. We'll learn about the common and uncommon trees that line our streets and grow in our parks.
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
09-100-101
Trees of Berkeley
6:30-8:30pm
W
10/8-10/29
201
$60


ZUMBA - Ben-Bateson
Ready to party yourself into shape? Lose yourself in the music at this "dance-fitness party." Zumba® features exotic rhythms set to Latin and international music for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration. It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating!
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
09-987-101
Zumba
6:00-7:00pm
M
9/8-10/27*
MPR
$49
09-987-102
Zumba
6:00-7:00pm
M
11/7-1/12
MPR
$49
*No class 10/13.


Mah Jongg

MAH JONGG - BEGINNER'S CLASS/AMERICAN STYLE - Salk
Be a part of the Mah Jongg revival! Learn to play Mah Jongg and put your brain on full strength. Classes limited to 8 students. Mah Jongg sets provided for the class. NOTE: There is an additional $10 materials fee due in the first class.
Code
Title
Time
Day
Dates
Room
Fee
09-991-101
Mah Jongg
6:30-8:30pm
M
9/8-9/29
201
$90
09-991-102
Mah Jongg
6:30-8:30pm
M
11/17-12/8
201
$90



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