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Community Education Spring 2021 Schedule • Classes through May 2021 Register Online: www.laspositascollege.edu/communityed Lifelong Learning, Career & Personal Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Computer Safety and Security for Adults p.7 @home Learning @home Learning 2 This Spring, we’re all learning at home! And with Community Education, you can This Spring, we’re all learning at home! And with Community Education, you can contribute to your Tri-Valley Community by taking a class at home and Learning Local! contribute to your Tri-Valley Community by taking a class at home and Learning Local! You have a lot of choices in online classes, but when you take a class with Community You have a lot of choices in online classes, but when you take a class with Community Education at Las Positas College, you’re getting a quality product and supporting your local Education at Las Positas College, you’re getting a quality product and supporting your local community. Many of our instructors are from here, and your enrollment fee supports community. Many of our instructors are from here, and your enrollment fee supports them, and directly supports the program’s ongoing operation. Programming reflects what them, and directly supports the program’s ongoing operation. Programming reflects what our community wants to take, and requests of us! our community wants to take, and requests of us! So, this Spring, LEARN LOCAL! with Community Education at Las Positas College! So, this Spring, LEARN LOCAL! with Community Education at Las Positas College! Take care and take classes! Frances DeNisco Program Coordinator “What we learn with pleasure, we never forget.” — Alfred Mercier Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Board of Trustees Mr. Edralin J. Maduli, President Mr. Edralin J. Maduli, President • Ms. Genevieve Randolph, Secretary • Ms. Genevieve Randolph, Secretary Dr. Hal G. Gin • Ms. Linda Granger • Ms. Maria L. Heredia • Mr. Tim Sbranti Dr. Hal G. Gin • Ms. Linda Granger • Ms. Maria L. Heredia • Mr. Tim Sbranti Mr. Ronald P. Gerhard, Chancellor Mr. Ronald P. Gerhard, Chancellor • Dr. Dyrell Foster, President, Las Positas College • Dr. Dyrell Foster, President, Las Positas College Las Positas College Community Education Las Positas College Community Education Tamica Ward, Dean of Enrollment Services • Frances DeNisco, Program Coordinator Tamica Ward, Dean of Enrollment Services • Frances DeNisco, Program Coordinator Register at: www.laspositascollege.edu/communityed Register at: www.laspositascollege.edu/communityed Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 14 Allied Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Career Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Management Skills . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Computer Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Business Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Social Media Savvy . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Spring Break Coding Camp!. . . . . . . 14 Kids Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Luis Valverde, a native of Cuba, has been studying dance and music since the age of four. He has classical, modern and ethnic dance training. Luis studied at and earned his degree in dance from the world famous Escuela Nacional de Arte in Habana, Cuba where he focused on dance, music and choreography. He has taught dance and choreography in both Cuba and the United States since 1980. He lives in the Tri-Valley and teaches dance as an adjunct instructor and also through Community Education. Celebrate your passion for life on Valentine’s Day with Cuban Salsa! See page 5. Many more classes available on the website! What’s Inside! Learn Local! Featured Instructor Valentine Gift Idea Las Positas College CTE For-Credit Career Pathways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-19 No college credit is offered. Classes do not require admission to the college, and do not involve exams. There are no transcripts or grades and classes are not transferable. Minimum enrollment is required for classes to start. Community Education is a self-supporting entity of LPC and is not funded by taxpayer dollars. Community Education classes are offered in addition to the LPC instructional program. Community Education classes do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Las Positas College. Las Positas College does not endorse any person or product. Register Now! • Telephone 925.424.1467 3 ASYNCHRONOUS: This class is accessible 24/7 SYNCHRONOUS: You must attend this class at certain times on certain days. LIVE REMOTE: This class is conducted by an instructor live during class times listed. SELF-PACED: You can take your time with this class, and you can choose your own start date. Scheduled classes will still have days and times listed for attendance, but you will attend online. Instructors will email you access to the classroom just prior to the class start date for scheduled classes. Scan this code to go to our registration website. A. There are two ways to register: 1. Online with a credit card at: www.laspositascollege.edu/communityed 2. By phone at 925.424.1467 with a credit card B. Registration confirmations are sent via email only. Please provide an email address when registering if you want a confirmation of enrollment. C. Refund Policy: Refunds are not given for Community Education courses except when a class is cancelled. In the event of a class cancellation, full refunds will be given. Please see website for full refund policy. D. When you register for a Community Education class you are agreeing to a Student Code of Conduct. Please see website FAQ for more information. E. Some online classes in this catalog are available for registration at www.ed2go.com/ lpccommed. They will be noted. Questions? Send us an email. SCHEDULED: This class has a beginning and end date that you will need to adhere to. HYBRID: This class requires you to do work on your own and meets for scheduled Live Remote sessions. PLATFORM OR LEARNING MANAGEMENT TOOL: This is the “software” that your instructor is using to teach the class. Examples would be ConferZoom, Con- exEd Cranium Cafe, Canvas, Blackboard, among others. A Glossary of Online Learning Terms How To Register Tai Chi And Yoga: Evening Reset Instructor: Sophie Rheinheimer Tai Chi and yoga are subtle yet powerful exercise systems that are energizing and relaxing at the same time. Experience and learn simple exercise movements that will provide stress relief and also give you a stronger and healthier body. Join master teacher Sophie Rheinheimer as she helps provide harmony and balance in your life. Sophie is one of the founding faculty members of Las Positas College, and she is still teaching in her areas of expertise. H382 3/1 - 3/24 OR 4/5 - 4/28 Mon, Wed 5:15 - 6:30pm $79 Sophie Rheinheimer is a master teacher who has recently retired from LPC after 34 years of full time teaching. She continues to teach at the college and shares her wisdom and expertise in a variety of classes, including yoga, fitness walking and fencing. Her unique teaching style and energy will make this an unforgettable class. 4 ALL CLASSES ONLINE SPRING 2021 LANGUAGES Beginning Conversational Spanish Instructor: Aida Moyer Beginning Conversational Spanish starts with language fundamentals including the alphabet, pronunciation, basic vocabulary and grammar rules. Emphasis is placed on simple conversational situations. Students learn sentences and phrases they need to express themselves in Spanish at work and while traveling. Take each class in sequence. Required Text: Practical Spanish Grammar, by Marcial Prado (ISBN: 0-471-13446-5) available online. Please purchase the book prior to the first class meeting. AL110 1/21-2/25 Thu 7:30 - 9:00pm $139 Continued AL110X 3/4-4/15 Thu 7:30 - 9:00pm $139 Continued AL110X 4/22-5/27 Thu 7:30 - 9:00pm $139 Intermediate Conversational Spanish A Instructor: Aida Moyer Class continues after Beginning Conversational Spanish series. Students build upon their prior knowledge to develop the foundational vocabulary necessary to carry on basic conversations such as greetings, farewells, addresses, phone numbers, directions, and interaction with other Spanish speakers. Students also learn more a out how Spanish culture differs in various Spanish speaking countries throughout the world. Students’ conversation and reading abilities will improve with this intermediate series. Bring your book back with you to class, or please purchase the book prior to first class meeting: Practical Spanish Grammar, by Marcial Prado (ISBN: 0-471-13446-5) available online. Section 1 AL110x4 1/20-2/24 Wed 7:30 - 9:00pm $139 Classes continue throughout the term. Visit the website for more information. Intermediate Conversational Spanish B Instructor: Moyer Section 1 AL110x4 1/20-2/24 Wed 6:00 - 7:30pm $139 Classes continue throughout the term. Visit the website for more information. Advanced Spanish Conversation Instructor: Aida Moyer Course is designed for people who have completed at least 2 years of Conversational Spanish. A more complex look at Spanish Grammar is a part of this class. Learn even more about different Spanish cultures throughout the world. Improve your reading and comprehension as well. In this conversation course, students will be given the opportunity to communicate using the Spanish they have been learning through former classes. This practice will enhance their travel work and everyday interactions with Spanish-speaking people. Completion of Intermediate 6 is necessary to take this class. You can also enroll with instructor permission. Same book to continue learning! Section 1 SP743 1/21-2/25 Thu 6:00 - 7:30pm $139 Classes continue throughout the term. Visit the website for more information. Spanish for Medical Professionals Instructor: Cristina Sempé Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. SMP485 2/1-3/26 ASYNC $290 OR SMP485 4/5-5/28 ASYNC $290 Italian For Beginners Part 2 Instructor: Isabella Mariano Have you taken Beginning Italian with Community Education or somewhere else? Join us for continuing classes to improve your skills and keep learning! Course is a combination of live classes with an Italian teacher, and recorded videos that you can access remotely at your convenience. By the end of the course, you will be ready for your trip to Italy, when travel can resume safely! Book recommended: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1 - with DVD (ISBN-13: 978-9606632259 and ISBN-10: 9606632253). AL415 1/26-3/2 Tue 6:00 - 7:30pm $139 Italian For Beginners Instructor: Isabella Mariano Dreaming about Italy? Spend the Spring in Italy (or at least feel like you did!). If you are up for the challenge, this is the course for you. Join this class for beginners and you will learn all the language skills you need in a live-lesson on Zoom on Thursdays. Course is a combination of live classes with an Italian teacher and recorded videos that you can access remotely at your convenience. By the end of the course, you will be ready for your trip to Italy, when travel can resume safely!One hour of instruction combined with one half-hour of conversational practice. Book recommended: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1 - with DVD ( ISBN-13: 978-9606632259 and ISBN-10: 9606632253). AL415 1/28-3/4 Thu 6:00 - 7:30pm $139 Discover Sign Language Instructor: Erin Trimble Gain confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community. This course immerses you in silence to help you gain an understanding of the perspective of the hearing impaired and uses videos to demonstrate not only how to make signs, but how to communicate with facial expression. www.ed2go.com/lpccommed $99 Expanded class descriptions on Website Isabella Mariano was born and raised in Rome, Italy, and is a dedicated educator in the Bay Area. Before moving to California, she worked for the public broadcast RAI-Radio- televisione Italiana as author and director, and as journalist for several Italian mag- azines. When she is not teaching, she hikes and rides her bike with her family. "I really enjoyed this course a lot, I learned so many new things from it and it made it so easy for learners to be fully taught ASL." —June 2020 HOT! HOT! HOT! Enroll in online certificates at: http://laspositas.augusoft.net/ 5 ALL CLASSES ONLINE SPRING 2021 Conversational Japanese Instructor: Ririko Hayashi Spend your Spring learning the basics of conversational Japanese. This course will provide you with useful words and phrases for conversing as you master the essentials of the Japanese language. www.ed2go.com/lpccommed $99 Beginning Conversational French Instructor: Sara Hardin Master the basics of conversational French! This course will provide you with proper pronunciation of French words that you’ll use in travel and business, as well as cultural tips including appropriate gestures and body language. www.ed2go.com/lpccommed $99 TRAVEL How to Travel Free & Safely Instructor: Gina Henry We’re ready to get back to our travels! When it is safe to go on a trip, where can we go, how do we stay safe, and how do we make our travel free? If you are near retirement, changing careers, a student, or someone who likes the idea of making additional income to support your travel dream, this class is for you. World traveler Gina Henry shows you how she is prepared for the new “travel normal” including important tips on safety, trip insurance, what to do if you become sick, and other strategies. Discover over 200 ways to travel free. Earn free airline tickets, hotel nights, tours more in the USA worldwide! Volunteering, fun work-vacations, paid travel, teaching English and remote employment opportunities. Tuition includes Gina’s 100-page ebook How to Travel Free Safely (retail value $39.95). TFS411 3/11 Thu 6:00 - 9:00pm $49 WELLNESS & ACTIVITY Setchu-ryu Jujutsu Instructor: Craig Kutil Setchu-ryu Jujutsu is an eclectic system of martial arts comprised of several distinct systems blended together into one seamless style. The primary systems incorporated in the system are Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, Tenio DeCuerdas Eskrima, Lua Halau O Kaihewalu, though students will also learn concepts from Kosho Ryu Kenpo, Aikido, and Rillamas Serrada Escrima, and Wa Ko Ryu Jujutsu. Students will be taught how to apply and receive throws safely, apply and escape locks, manipulate joints, control an opponent’s balance, strike quickly and effectively, activate nerves, take advantage of vital points, and use and defend against weapons. This course is physically demanding and will require regular attendance and conditioning for progression. The class is open to all members of the community age 18 and older. H216 1/19-5/27 T, Th 7:15 - 9:15pm $100 Certificate in Mindful Relationships Instructor: Cyndie Koopsen Explore the characteristics of mindful self-care, intimate relationships, communication processes and examine how these impact our relationships with others and the planet on which we live. www.ed2go.com/lpccommed $49 THEATER American Musical Theater Part 2: The Artists Instructor: Ken Ross Another fast paced and entertaining look at American musical theater through the viewing of video clips of songs and dance numbers from stage and screen musicals, plus in-class commentary by the instructor. Similar in style and format to the ‘’American Musical Theater: From Show Boat to Hamilton’’ class, but this time, focusing on the artists who created musical theater--specific performers, choreographers, composers, and lyricists throughout musical theater history. Instructor Ken Ross was head of the Las Positas College Theater Department from 1989 to 2010 and has extensive experience as a musical theater director, performer, teacher and attendee. AMT639 4/20-5/11 Tue 7:00 - 9:00pm $49 Cuban Salsa Instructor: Luis Valverde ¡Salsa cubana! Come learn the secrets of salsa cubana and dance like a star! Great Valentine’s gift for your friends and family! Beginning course designed to teach students the important basics of salsa. ¡Echale salsita! You do not have to have a partner to join the class. Your Friday nights will never be the same! H722 2/12-3/19 Fri 6:30 - 7:30 $59 Valentine Gift Idea Ken Ross has an extensive back- ground in musical theater as di- rector, producer, performer, writer, and long-time theater-goer. From 1989 to 2010 he was head of the LPC Theater Department. "Ken has so much knowledge on Musical Theater and shares it so well." —Fall 2020 NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW! 6 Certificate in Music Therapy & Sound Healing Learn the benefits of music therapy and sound healing in the health profession.The outcome of this certificate is for the learner to describe music therapy and sound healing and their effects on the brain, at the end of life, and with specific health conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. www.ed2go.com/lpccommed $99 HOME How To Certify Your Pet as an Official Therapy Dog Instructor: Richard Katz Have you ever wanted to become a trained therapy dog handler, and have you and your dog certified by a legitimate, recognized agency? In this live, fast-paced online class, you will meet practicing therapy dog handlers, bringing joy and happiness to people in various environments and facilities? Our course shows you how to pass the therapy dog handler’s written and behavioral tests at the least cost and quickest way. The class provides a detailed understanding of the certifying process, dog training tips and resources, evaluation requirements, and post-class support as you work toward your therapy dog certification. We combine live student questions and answers, lectures, demonstrations, and videos of therapy dog evaluations used by different registering agencies. A comprehensive therapy handler resource guide with over 50 valuable website links is included in the course fee. TDH101 2/27 Sat 9:00 - 10:30am $39 Start a Pet Sitting Business Instructor: Jeff Grognet Discover how you can turn your love of animals into a profitable pet-sitting career. This course covers everything you need to know about caring for pets from nutrition, exercise and first aid and everything that goes into starting a successful business. www.ed2go.com/lpccommed $99 Kitchen Remodel Tips Instructor: Jill Hornbeck If you are thinking of doing a kitchen remodel, this class is for you! Learn what you should consider before you do a remodel—budget, design considerations, contractor selection, and much more. Get resources and tips along with how to budget for your new kitchen. Most importantly, learn about fine tuning the small details in a kitchen design that can often turn into costly mistakes. ID326 2/10 Wed 7:00 - 9:00pm $39 OR ID326 3/10 Wed 7:00 - 9:00pm $39 Bathroom Remodel Tips Instructor: Jill Hornbeck If you are thinking of doing a bath remodel, this class is for you! Learn what you should consider before you do a remodel—budget, design considerations, contractor selection, and more! Get resources and tips along with how to budget for your new bath. Most importantly, learn about fine tuning the small details in a bath design that can often turn into costly mistakes. ID326 2/17 Wed 7:00 - 9:00pm $39 OR ID326 3/17 Wed 7:00 - 9:00pm $39 ALL CLASSES ONLINE SPRING 2021 ART Want to Draw, But Don’t Know How to Begin? Instructor: Kate Ruddle Drawing is a great way to be present and mindful. Learn the fundamental skills and techniques of drawing: Explore contour drawing, sighting and measuring, perspective and the effects of light and shadow (shading). Class includes lecture, demonstration and individual attention to student work. Ages 16 to adult. AL101 2/20-3/13 Sat 10:00 - 11:30am $69 Register at: www.laspositascollege.edu/communityed Drawing Spring Flowers with Mixed Media Instructor: Kate Ruddle Mix up your Spring with flowers! Use mixed media items to create beautiful spring flowers. We will explore pen and pencil, watercolor, gouache, as well as homemade tools and flower dyes to encourage looser techniques. Experimentation is encouraged— try as many as you like! Materials list provided. AL746 4/10-5/1 Sat 10:00 - 11:30am $69 MUSIC Piano for Adult Beginners Instructor: Galina Corkery If you always wanted to try playing the piano or been intimidated by the thought of playing piano—then this is the class for you! This step by step course will guide the student through the fundamentals of playing piano. Lessons are taught in a fun and supportive environment. PB156 1/26-5/25 Tue 8:00 - 8:45pm $479 An opportunity for continuing lessons all semester long! OR PB156 3/9-4/13 Tue 7:15 - 8:00pm $159 OR PB156 4/20-5/25 Tue 7:15 - 8:00pm $159 Ukulele for Adults Instructor: Galina Corkery Want to play an instrument that can’t help but bring a smile to your face? Then learn to play the oh-so- hip ukulele! For the absolute beginner who has never played the instrument before, or for those who have merely dabbled and would like to take the next step forward. Learn the basics: the most commonly used chords, standard tuning, and simple strumming techniques. By the end, you’ll be a player! Bring a ukulele in working order and start having fun. MU442 1/28-3/4 Thu 7:30 - 8:15pm $159 Class has start dates throughout the term. Visit the website for more information. NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW! Save $Money$ with Couponing! Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark Learn how to save $$$ every day with extreme couponing. Coupons are NOT just for groceries. The savings can add up to HUNDREDS dollars every year. Comprehensive workshop teaches you: where to find all types of coupons, even for high ticket items, how to find the best coupon apps and websites, how to match coupons with sales for maximum savings. Workshop is taught by someone who has used many couponing secrets to save money. A detailed tutorial will be emailed to set up your free Zoom account, then the webinar login information and materials will be sent the day of class. EC328 2/25 Thu 6:00 - 7:00pm $25 Sell it on eBay! Instructor: Kevin Boyd Discover if your item will sell or not in just One Minute! Learn how to create a Seller account, upload Photos, accept online payments, and determine Shipping Costs. Includes insider Tips, Tricks and Traps, what to sell and not sell, where to get FREE shipping supplies and FREE home pickup. Also, Photography tips that make your items “Pop,” plus the best strategies for Antiques, Collectibles and Items too big to ship. Lecture, Zoom class. B605 3/1-3/3 M, W 6:00 - 9:00pm $69 Create a Website for Fun, Profit & Business! Instructor: Kevin Boyd No programming required! Discover easy-to-use, copy/ paste, drag/drop design tools that can build your personal or small business website quick and cheap! Covers proper website layout planning including your Initial Focal Point. Plus, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing, and the tips and traps, dos and don’ts of website design. Learn the #1 Secret to a successful website! B236 3/2 Tue 6:00 - 9:00pm $49 Create Your Emergency “Grab & Go” Rapid Exit Plan Instructor: Kevin Boyd You have 30 minutes to get out, what do you do? There may be a wildfire, house fire, earthquake, flood, natural disaster or medical emergency. Don’t panic, follow your plan. Determine now what you will do and take depending on the amount of time you have to vacate. Learn how to organize your vital information in a “Grab-Go” binder and/or easily convert everything to electronic documents including Photo Albums and Scrap Books. Then back it all up to the Cloud. Discover local evacuation routes, useful free apps and multiple tips. Learn how to create your own “Go” Bags, Backpacks Bins. EP411 2/24 Wed 6:00 - 9:00pm $59 7 ALL CLASSES ONLINE SPRING 2021 I Need Help with My Pictures, Files, Folders and Emails! Instructor: Mike Wilson Create a digital album for your family! Are your files, digital pictures, emails, and information scattered everywhere on your computer? Instructor Mike Wilson will demonstrate how to create an orderly system with pictures, files, and folders. Discover how to download and copy files and pictures from the Internet. See pictures transferred from a cell phone to a computer and how minor picture editing changes are made. Save files and projects on your computer and flash drives, and easily find them. Learn how to create, copy, move, and relocate pictures, files, and folders. See a demonstration on arranging and deleting e-mails. In addition, search for misplaced pictures, files and e-mails and locate them. (Not for Apple/Mac users.) AL505 2/14-2/28 Sun 3:30 - 4:45pm $59 Register Now! • Telephone 925.424.1467 Should I Click on That? Computer Safety and Security for Adults Instructor: Mike Wilson Are you frustrated with strange things that pop up on your computer? Your friendly instructor Mike Wilson will inform you about what you should and should NOT click on. Computers were made to enjoy and not have the user stuck with unknown and frustrating things that can occur. Here is what Mike will DEFINE and DEMONSTRATE: online safety; scams to know about; frustrating and suspicious pop-ups; turning on pop-ip blockers; friendly windows 10 notifications; advertisement; email ads and links; malware protection; get control of your device; what is real and what is counterfeit? (Not for Apple/Mac Users, or tablets). CPS411 2/20-2/27 Sat 9:00 - 10:15am $39 Save Time and Money with An Easy Computer Tune-Up Instructor: Mike Wilson Save money and fix your computer yourself! No great skills needed. Use three proven free online software to fix most software related issues like malware and viruses with a few clicks of a button! Speed up your computer in no time! (Not for Apple/Mac users.) C201 1/17 Sun 10:00 - 11:00am $29 OR C201 2/17 Wed 5:00 - 6:00pm $29 Photoshop Essentials See page 10 NEW! NEW! NEW! NEW! HOT! HOT! HOT! 8 ALL CLASSES ONLINE SPRING 2021 Romance Writing Instructor: Priscilla Oliveras Master the tools and techniques needed to hone your craft as a successful romance novelist. This course will broaden your skills and allow you to pen a romance novel that meets and exceeds your readers’ expectations. www.ed2go.com/lpccommed $99 Expanded class descriptions on Website REAL ESTATE Buy Cash Flow Rentals in a Post Pandemic World: Out-of-State Instructor: SeeWing Yee As a real estate investor, this is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to get in front of the tidal wave of change and profit from it. With remote work becoming the new-normal, we are now experiencing a historical seismic shift and mass exodus of population into the suburbs and smaller affordable metros throughout the US. This economic trend will be a game changer. Where are the best locations to buy investment real estate? Hint: It’s not in your backyard. Another hint: follow the top 10 high tech hubs migration trends. Real estate investor and wealth advisor, SeeWing Yee, will discuss the best types of real estate asset class to buy, with very low prices, minimal cash outlay and high cash flow returns as well as the markets with the best appreciation potential. RE107 2/11 Thu 6:00 - 9:30pm $59 WRITING Introduction to Screenwriting for TV & Movies Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark In this comprehensive session, learn about special screenwriting terms and formats for television and the big screen. Learn how to plot a story, develop characters, and execute your work in the proper screenwriting format. Discover the difference between a Treatment, a Spec Script and a Shooting Script and when to do each. And, get an inside look into the business of selling your script to agents and producers. Instructor is a journalist, author, screenwriter, agent, publisher, and adjunct online Professor of Publishing for Harvard Extension. F102 2/23 Tue 6:00 - 7:00pm $25 Beginner’s Guide to Starting a FREE Blog Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark Online blogging is a great way to get the word out about you, your service, your product, or information you want to share! Learn step-by-step how to: start a FREE blog with WordPress, choose a blog template, emphasize your blog content with a creative name, use your unique voice to share your expertise, connect your domain/ website Learn how to earn an income with your blog, including links to other websites and advertising on your blog, as well as increase your internet ranking. BLG156 2/24 Wed 7:00 - 9:00pm $45 Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines & Websites Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark You don’t need a journalism degree or previously published articles to write for anyone’s online blog, magazine, or website. Some opportunities offer exposure, while many pay well -- $1 a word and more. In this fast-paced session, learn how to: find ideas, sources, and more than 1,000 opportunities that pay, conduct interviews and create interesting content, protect your copyright, write query letters, and then use this credibility to sell other articles or even your self published novel. AL652 2/24 Wed 6:00 - 7:00pm $25 Contact Tracing Skills Training Instructor: LERN programs According to the Medscape Coronavirus Resource Center, at least 44 states and the District of Columbia have begun expanding their contact tracing workforce. To help meet the need for training for contact tracers, we are offering this course, based on CDC and public health guidelines. This contact tracer training will provide you with a skill which is in demand on the job market. While taking this training does not guarantee that you will become employed as a contact tracer, the information and skills you learn in the course will provide you with skills necessary to be considered for employment. CT1948 1/4-1/29 ASYNC $299 OR CT1948 2/1-2/26 ASYNC $299 OR CT1948 3/1-3/26 ASYNC $299 NEW! NEW! Effective Copywriting Instructor: Kathryn Will Whether you are sending out a press release, communicating internally with a memo or promoting your own skills on LinkedIn, strong writing skills are the key to success. Come away with the tools and techniques you need to improve your copywriting skills and learn how to avoid the common writing mistakes that can hold you back. CWR386 3/1-3/26 ASYNC $195 OR CWR386 5/3-5/28 ASYNC $195 Grammar 101: Writing Strong Sentences Instructor: Megan Garcia Do you need help constructing sentences with proper grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure? Whether you have ever attended a college class, are a returning student, an ESL learner, or just want to brush up on your grammar skills for school, work, or fun, this class is for you! No matter your age or background, learn how to write more efficiently and effectively through strong sentence grammar. In just a few hours, you can learn the tools needed to become a more confident writer. Suitable class for teens and adults, anyone who wants to improve their writing life! WR235 3/22-3/24 M, W 5:00 - 7:00pm $49 OR WR235 4/5-4/7 M, W 6:00 - 8:00pm $49 OR WR235 5/31-6/2 M, W 10:00am - 1:00pm $49 ALLIED HEALTH Enroll in online certificates at: http://laspositas.augusoft.net/ 9 FALL 2017 ALL CLASSES ONLINE SPRING 2021 Medical Front Office Certificate Instructor: Kris G Patterson Running the front desk in a medical practice is a very rewarding experience and an excellent way to begin a career in the medical field. Are you interested in becoming a Medical Front Office/Medical Receptionist/ Intake Coordinator? Class prepares you to begin a rewarding career and to become an integral part of a medical office team, Students will receive a Certificate of Training from KGP Medical Billing upon completion of the classes. Topics covered include: basic medical benefit terms and plans, eligibility and insurance benefit verification, appointment scheduling (manual and computerized), improving telephone skills, patient arrival and departure, handling medical/office forms, patient privacy, confidentiality, etc., medical terminology (specific to the front office). This is an ONLINE, SCHEDULED, synchronous class. Please see the website for specific date and time information, and required orientation information. MO215 3/2-3/4 T, Th 6:30 - 8:30pm $25 Material fees $89 CAREERS Solar Photovoltaic Design and Installation Instructor: Quayum Abdul This is an ONLINE course on Solar Photovoltaic. It covers how solar PV energy works and how to assess if PV is feasible in a variety of situations. Topics include calculating and measuring PV power input and output, site assessment, system designing, permitting, battery and PV sizing, panels orientation and radiation calculation, electrical load calculation, system installation, troubleshooting and servicing, analyzing National Electrical Code (NEC), complete familiarization with equipment and installation, labeling, wire management and commissioning. Since beginning of 2020, all new construction and renovation require solar permit and installation. From 2045, residential, commercial and industrial properties must have solar installation. Solar installation became one of the highest growing industries worldwide. SC789 2/3-2/25 W, Th 10:00am - 1:00pm $279 OR SC789 5/17-5/28 M-F 6:30 - 9:30pm $279 Voice-Overs...Now is Your Time! Instructor: Such A Voice In what could be one of the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, class will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more! Most people go about it the wrong way. In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, and in your own time, and with practically no overhead! and NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are always looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for. You will be offered the opportunity to take continuing classes at additional cost, if you choose to be contacted. B241 4/17 Sat 10:00am - 12:00pm $29 How to Be Independently Employed: Local Focus Instructor: Teri Donat Turn your part-time income activity into a long term business. Get the precise steps you’ll need to establish the business; record a business name, create a system to track income and expenses, discuss soft skills to attract and keep customers. Get tips on technology tools to operate and promote your business. Course includes hands-on activities and live interactive instructor sessions. Course focus is for our area, but what you learn can apply wherever you live and work. IE411 4/14-4/28 Wed 6:30 - 8:00pm $59 You’ve heard Wendy Shapero on TV! (Robot Chicken with Seth Green, Cartoon Network shows) Now hear Wendy LIVE as she illustrates how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films and videos. New companies are look- ing for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for! "Kris Patterson is a very good teacher. She is very knowledgeable in medical billing. She answered all my questions in a timely man- ner. I really enjoyed her her class." —Fall 2020 Medical Billing & Collections Certificate Program Instructor: Kris G Patterson PREREQUISITE: Ability to read and understand English. Basic computer skills. Internet access during class hours. Become an essential anchor for a medical practice and get a competitive edge in the job market by attending the updated Medical Billing Collections Certificate Program (MBCCP). Learn medical billing collections firsthand from Kris G. Patterson, an instructor with over 30 years of experience in the medical billing industry. Upon completing the MBCCP, students will receive a certificate from the college and be added to the instructor’s database for potential job leads. Class is taught on specific times and days. Synchronous online class. An orientation is required. Please see required orientation information at the website before enrolling. MIBC101 3/9-4/8 T, W, Th 6:30 - 8:30pm $150 Material Fees $225 Start Your Own Medical Billing Service Instructor: Kris G Patterson Medical billing services are in demand. Learn how to obtain clients, set fees, and market your services. Where can you obtain HIPAA-compliant software? What organizations for billing professionals can you join? Plus many more topics. Once registered, you’ll be provided with login instructions and information on how to purchase materials. Basic computer proficiency recommended. Synchronous online class. An orientation is required. Please see orientation information at the website before enrolling. MBS634 4/13 Tue 6:30 - 8:30pm $25 Material Fees $29 NEW! NEW! 10 ALL CLASSES ONLINE SPRING 2021 Certificate in Basic Game Design Instructor: Moses Wolfenstein Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. In the first course, you will discover resources for developing game design, identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. You will come away with knowing the different activities that are part of game design, being able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances to having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first steps into understanding game design, and being able to create your own games. BGD101 2/1-3/26 ASYNC $395 OR BGD101 4/5-5/28 ASYNC $395 Adobe Photoshop Essentials Instructor: Andy Helmi This fundamental course covers Adobe Photoshop CC most commonly used tools, menus and panels. You’ll learn all the basics of Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Impress your business organization, friends and family by enhancing their photos and create magazine cover quality enhanced images. Access to Adobe Photoshop software required. PTS105 3/1-3/26 ASYNC $225 OR PTS105 5/3-5/28 ASYNC $225 Register at: www.laspositascollege.edu/communityed Teri Donat has over 30 years’ experience as an independent contractor teaching workshops and classes with Community Education organizations, businesses and educational institutions through- out the Bay Area. She has a Master’s in Education and through her business, Ez 4 U Technology, she designs and delivers job skill classes to meet the current demands of the community. Two words students use to describe her are patient and knowledgeable. Explore 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas Instructor: LeeAnne Krusemark Tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits by starting a home business. Taught by a Chamber of Commerce Past President and award winning business owner, this is probably the most comprehensive business start up workshop you will ever find. Discover: more than 250 legitimate home business ideas, mandatory legal documentation, many ways to market your product/service, how to take tax deductions (this workshop included!) If you really want to succeed in a home business, this step- by-step session is a must! B106 2/22 Mon 7:00 - 9:00pm $45 CAREER SKILLS & CERTIFICATES Podcasting Instructor: Travis Allison Businesses are turning to podcasting to grow their brand and connect with customers. People with a niche hobby are turning podcasts into a business. Podcasting is experiencing a rebirth as mobile devices are everywhere. The intimate nature of the audio medium allows potential clients to get to know who you are and determine if you are the kind of company with which they want to do business. Learn how to take your business or hobby and turn it into a podcast. This step-by-step class will take you from start to finish and cover the required elements needed to get your show online. Come to class with your idea and end with your show online for all to hear. PC485 2/1-2/26 ASYNC $245 OR PC485 4/5-4/30 ASYNC $245 WordPress Certificate Instructor: Andy Helmi WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. During the first week you will learn or refresh your knowledge of all the initial steps and the required elements for having a website. Then find out how to build a simple WordPress website or blog. After successfully completing the WordPress Certificate you will know how to build a WordPress website or blog, customize your WordPress site by hand-coding HTML, CSS, and PHP, know necessary regular WordPress maintenance, create WordPress website backup, and know how to apply SEO techniques in WordPress. 3 one-month courses. WPC1709 2/1-4/30 ASYNC $495 OR WPC1709 4/5-7/2 ASYNC $495 Microsoft Excel Basics Instructor: Teri Donat Where to start building a Microsoft Excel worksheet? If you have little or no experience using Microsoft EXCEL, this class with get you started. You will be able to ask questions and get clear easy answers from the instructor. Learn the difference between a worksheet and a workbook. Learn to navigate the worksheet and be able to create, format and save a worksheet with formulas in one hour. C107 2/24 Wed 7:00 - 8:00pm $29 OR C107 4/15 Thu 7:00 - 8:00pm $29 Microsoft EXCEL Tune-up Instructor: Teri Donat Want to be more efficient using Microsoft EXCEL? More comfortable using formulas; and save time using shortcuts? Class will focus on using functions and formatting to analyze data, modifying worksheet. Learn to use formulas to link worksheets and filter lists of data. Learn to change worksheets for efficient printing. You will be able to ask questions and get clear easy to understand answers during this live session. SC101 3/3 Wed 6:30 - 8:00pm $39 OR SC101 4/22 Thu 6:30 - 8:00pm $39 NEW! NEW! HOT! HOT! HOT! Register Now! • Telephone 925.424.1467 11 ALL CLASSES ONLINE SPRING 2021 Certificate in Data Analysis Instructor: John Rutledge Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home- based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. 3 one month courses. DA485 2/1-4/30 ASYNC $495 OR DA485 4/5-7/2 ASYNC $495 Certificate in Customer Service Instructor: Nanette Sanders-Cobb Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity, and increase your organization’s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won’t find anywhere else. 2 one-month courses CS485 2/1-3/26 ASYNC $245 OR CS485 4/5-5/28 ASYNC $245 Extraordinary Customer Service Instructor: Fred Bayley Transform your customer service into something extraordinary. As a result more repeat business will improve your bottom line. Customer service separates you from your competition. Extraordinary customer service comes from focusing on the few essential elements that yield big results. Discover how easy it is to tweak your customer service from the ordinary to the extraordinary. You’ll take away a customer service plan that will help you focus on the key elements that will get you started on your pathway to success. ECS202 3/1-3/26 ASYNC $145 OR ECS202 5/3-5/28 ASYNC $145 Certificate in Project Management Instructor: Ronald DeCamp In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancelation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure. 3 one-month courses. PM485 2/1-4/30 ASYNC $495 OR PM485 4/5-7/2 ASYNC $495 Social Media for Business Certificate Instructor: Jennifer Selke Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your cust-omers and clients. For businesses, nonprofits, government, and other organizations. From Facebook to Twitter, blogging, YouTube, Linked-In, and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization. Learn how social networks are used to develop a two- way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Then find out what you can be doing, what you should be doing, and take back a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing. Whether you are new to social networks or already involved, you will come away with both an understanding of social networks and practical, how-to techniques to integrate social networks into your organization or business. Your instructors are outstanding practitioners who also speak, write, and train others on social networks. 3 one-month courses. SMB485 2/1-4/30 ASYNC $495 OR SMB485 4/5-7/2 ASYNC $495 Jennifer Selke is a nationally known expert, speaker and consultant in the area of social media. She is a faculty member in the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Education and is affiliated with the Berkeley Center for New Media. “This was an amazing learning experience!! Thank you for this excellent online class!!” —Shirley May 2019 HOT! HOT! HOT! HOT! HOT! HOT! 12 ALL CLASSES ONLINE SPRING 2021 Entrepreneurship Certificate Instructor: Brian Law Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas and a checklist for going into business. Then learn how to create a business plan, including assessing business feasibility and prepare the management and financial plans. Then take home a step-by-step approach to attract and keep customers, with an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions and building a strong brand. At the end of this certificate, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techni...

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