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Welcome to Continuing Education! Diving in Since 1970 Summer is here and for many that means spending time around the water. Do you recall the last time you took a plunge? When you paddled up to the surface, that first breath of fresh air left you giddy and excited. This summer, go all in and immerse yourself in a class with Continuing Education. Explore invigorating experiences and refreshing new ideas. Discover what diving deep is all about.

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Professional 4 Business Skills 4 Small Business 4 Work for Yourself 5 Clock Hours and CEUs 5 Arts 6 Writing 6 Visual Arts 7 3D Arts 8 Photography 9 Drama 9 Music 10 Home 11 Maintenance 11 Desserts 11 Wine & Spirits 11 Fitness 12 Exercise 12 Dance 12 Movement 13 Yoga 14 Enrichment 15 Personal 15 Entertainment 16 Language 17 Spanish 17 Japanese 17 ESL 18 French 19 Italian 19 Sign Language 19 Online Classes Business Skills Computer Basics K-12 Educators

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SUMMER 2017 North Seattle College Continuing Education

COMPUTER Design Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Photoshop is an amazing tool, but it can be intimidating. Build your skills by exploring some of the applications more commonly used features and how to use them with confidence. Delve into the art of selecting exactly what you want in an image, why to save in .PSD format, web vs. print jobs, filter effects, image adjustment tools and layers. Explore using styles, brushes, gradients, shapes and patterns and how to make your own. 7089 7/7/2017 - 8/11/2017 12:00 - 2:00PM 6 ses F Miller On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $199

Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Basics Computer Skills for the Very Beginner Build a foundation for all computer tasks by learning the fundamentals. Move at a slower pace as you learn computer terms, get hands-on experience entering data and get a brief introduction to Microsoft Office Suite. Designed for the beginner, you’ll gain confidence for general usage of the computer. 7039 7/18/2017 - 7/25/2017 1:30 - 4:30PM 2 ses Tu Farrar On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $115


Introduction to MS Office


This three-day workshop will be a no-stress introduction to Microsoft Office Suite, learning to create documents in Word, spreadsheets in Excel, and presentations and slide shows in PowerPoint. There will be plenty of time for questions in a relaxed setting. Prerequisites: Continuing Ed course ‘Very Basic Computers’ or an introductory level of personal computer use. Prior experience in Microsoft Office Suite is NOT required. 7038 8/1/2017 - 8/15/2017 1:30 - 4:30PM 3 ses Tu Farrar On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $145

The instructor explained things well, and didn’t assume we should know certain things. – Sandra M. on HTML, CSS and Web Design (with Adobe Dreamweaver) with Hugh Miller

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard desktop publishing software for graphic designers. It can be used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. Besides hard-copy publishing, InDesign can also produce tablet and device-ready media. Learn the top skills beginners want to acquire (such as design and layout techniques for brochures and newsletters) and get on a solid footing for further explorations. Class will be taught using Adobe InDesign CS4 in a PC/Windows environment. Basic competence using Windows is required. 7037 7/19/2017 - 8/9/2017 6:00 - 8:00PM 4 ses W Miller On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $155

HTML, CSS and Web Design (with Adobe Dreamweaver) Learn HTML (the structural code of web pages) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets, the design language of the Web) along with many indispensable best practice and workflow techniques for success in web design. Class uses Adobe Dreamweaver, an industry standard web design software. 7043 7/7/2017 - 8/11/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM 6 ses F Miller On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $199

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COMPUTER Excel – Level 1 Start with an introduction to Excel. Learn techniques for entering data into cells, working with data and using data tables efficiently. Discover how to finish your workbook and how to navigate and get help in Excel. Learn basic techniques for filtering and limiting data that can be entered into individual cells. Course materials included. Not recommended for Mac users. Previous Windows experience recommended. Bring a memory stick or flash drive to class. 7000 7/29/2017 - 7/29/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses Sa Richards On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $159

Excel – Level 2

WordPress for Websites Looking for a simple way to create a website? WordPress is a completely free and easy-to-use content management system you can use to build and maintain your website. Historically used for blogging, WordPress can also build powerful, database-driven websites for many purposes, including e-commerce. This class will get you up and running in this exciting alternative approach to building websites. Intermediate computer and internet browsing skills required. 7088 7/17/2017 - 8/14/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 5 ses M Miller On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $169

Build Excel skills with intermediate techniques for sorting and summarizing data. Create dynamic charts and graphs. Utilize formulas and functions and learn to collaborate with colleagues using passwords, comments and change-tracking. Course materials included. Not recommended for Mac users. Prerequisite: Excel – Level 1 or equivalent experience. Bring a memory stick or flash drive to class. 7001 8/5/2017 - 8/5/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses Sa Richards On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $159

Excel – Level 3 Blow your boss away with advanced skills! Class includes a basic introduction to PivotTables for versatile data analysis. Work with macros, alternative data models and conditional formulas. Finish with a section on how to get certified in Excel. Course materials included. Not recommended for Mac users. Prerequisite: Excel – Level 2 or equivalent experience. Bring a memory stick or flash drive to class. 7002 8/12/2017 - 8/12/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses Sa Richards On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $159

Excel Excel – Series Enroll in this class and receive a price discount on Excel Level 1, 2 & 3. Bring a memory stick or flash drive to class. Class meets on Saturday, 7/29, 8/5 and 8/12/17. 7003 7/29/2017 - 8/12/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM 3 ses Sa Richards On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $385


Hugh Miller Originally from New York City, Hugh is a local graphic and web designer who has also been a college professor for over 20 years. He teaches most of the Adobe applications as well as more standard fare like Microsoft Office. By his calculation he has taught over six thousand students since he began. Outside of work his favorite thing is being a dad. 


SUMMER 2017 North Seattle College Continuing Education

PROFESSIONAL Our teacher (was) patient and so knowledgeable. She let us understand the concept of bookkeeping in a clear and effective way. – Leni G. on Accounting for Small Business with Chris Mills

Business Skills Accounting for Small Business Operating a small business? New to accounting? This class is for you! Discover basic accounting principles that you can apply using a simple paper ledger or as preparation for starting to use QuickBooks. Leave understanding journal entries, accounts payable, accounts receivable and more! Learn the ins and outs from an experienced bookkeeper and small business owner. 7078 7/5/2017 - 7/12/2017 1:30 - 4:30PM 2 ses W Mills On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $99

QuickBooks Level 1 Everything you need to get started with QuickBooks. Learn easy ways to create a new company and build a chart of accounts. Use QuickBooks to invoice customers, enter bills, back up data and generate monthly reports. Prerequisite: Previous Windows Experience and familiarity with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. See for textbook information. 7079 7/19/2017 - 8/2/2017 1:30 - 4:30PM 3 ses W Mills On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $175



Basic and Advanced SEO for Beginners

This interactive search engine optimization course, focusing on small business, provides a hands-on approach to an understanding of the strategies, tactics, techniques and tools used for market analysis, keyword development, content creation, distribution and promotion, including how to use analytics tracking to improve visibility using search engines. The class requires Internet access for the students. 7101 7/13/2017 - 8/17/2017 6:00 - 9:00PM 6 ses Th Bolyard On Campus: LB Bldg Room 3129D $245

Assembling Your Finances

Learn the facts and fundamentals of money management. Receive direction how to establish a clear, concise and comprehensive system for controlling every aspect of your personal finances. Make a commitment to take responsibility and control over your finances to achieve the goals you set. Includes workbook and weekly homework assignments. This class is held at Seattle Central College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle. Visit: www. 7121 7/13/2017 - 7/27/2017 6:30 - 9:00PM 3 ses Th Frunz Off Campus: Broadway Edison Bldg Room 1139B $69

Small Business How to Start and Operate a Small Business Get the overview you need to start and operate a small business including taxes, types of ownership, licensing requirements, risk and financial analysis, establishing price for product or service, developing winning sales and marketing strategies, and building a plan for your personal and business success. 7050 7/11/2017 - 8/8/2017 6:00 - 9:00PM 5 ses Tu Odell On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3446 $189

How to Start a Small Food Business Set a strong foundation for your dream as an experienced food entrepreneur guides you through the process of starting a food business. Students will learn to cost products, prepare foodspecific business plans and how to obtain health and other required permits. This step-by-step class will help set students up for success and to avoid making costly mistakes. Class meets on 7/15 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and on 7/16/17 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 7046 7/15/2017 - 7/16/2017 Varies 2 ses Sa, Su Lewis On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3343 $155

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PROFESSIONAL Work for Yourself Orientation to Adult Family Home Administration Program DSHS instructors will provide an overview of all the requirements that a prospective AFH licensee will need to meet so they can provide services and care to residents in a licensed home setting and the process each prospective provider will need to follow before applying for their AFH license. A short amount of time is allotted for questions and answers. Each attending student will receive a certificate after completing the class; valid for one calendar year after the date of attendance. Check-in at 8:30 am; class starts at 9:00 am. No entry after 9:30 am. 7072 7/3/2017 - 7/3/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses M DSHS Instructor On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1161 $39 7073 8/7/2017 - 8/7/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses M DSHS Instructor On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1161 $39 7074 9/5/2017 - 9/5/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses Tu DSHS Instructor On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1161 $39

Professional Voiceover Workshop Learn to use your speaking voice for commercials, films and videos. Discover a unique, outside-the-box way to succeed at a lucrative full- or part-time career. This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time and with very little overhead. In our ever-expanding online marketplace, new companies are looking for fresh voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the career gamechanger you’ve been looking for! 7004 8/3/2017 - 8/3/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 1 ses Th Foster On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3343 $49

Clock Hours and CEUs Clock Hours Fee

Continuing Education Units (CEU) Fee Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to verify the completion of a class. Pay this fee one time each quarter and earn CEUs for multiple classes! In order to grant a letter of completion awarding CEUs, we need attendance verification from the instructor through a signed CEU Reporting Form (provided upon registration). 7390 $15

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LISA FOSTER Lisa Foster, with 18 year of experience in voice-overs and broadcasting, has one of the most versatile voices i n t h e i n d ust r y. S h e has written and voiced live and recorded for commercials for dozens of businesses and corporations including Crest Toothpaste, Olay, LA Weight Loss, and more. Lisa has done numerous local and national spots, from website narratives and computer games to commercials and even comedy bits! She is a well-known on-air radio personality in the Seattle broadcast marketing, and with her state-of-the-art home recording studio, she is now being heard all over the world!

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SUMMER 2017 North Seattle College Continuing Education

ARTS Writing The Art of Creative Writing Whether you are new at creative writing or have been at it for a while, this class will show you ways to improve the depth and flow of your storytelling. Explore unconventional writing exercises and visual techniques to enliven your work, whether in the description of a character, a setting, a situation, an object or an emotion. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7040 6/28/2017 - 8/16/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses W Lorton On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3446 $145

Creative Writing – Beyond the Basics If you’ve written before, you’ve got some skills under your belt. This class is for writers who are working on or want to develop, a specific project (i.e., a novel or biography, a collection of essays or short stories). The class will capitalize on what you already know and help you sharpen your writing skills and organize your material. You may work on your own project or tackle assignments suggested to you by the instructor or other class members. Emphasis will be on crafting well-targeted, tightly written, fact or fiction. Students will share their own work and engage in 7041 6/29/2017 - 8/17/2017 1:30 - 3:30PM 8 ses Th Lorton On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3345 $145

Introduction to Screenwriting Do you love movies and wonder what it would be like to chase the dream of writing for the big screen? Screenwriting can lead to a lucrative career in the writing industry and provides a fascinating creative process. Learn how to erect a framework for successful storytelling by getting the basics of building scenes, characters, conflict and writing effective dialogue. Let screenwriting be your first step into bringing a dream to life. 7098 6/29/2017 - 8/17/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses Th Haber On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3350 $139

Freelance Writing for Fun and Profit Make money, influence others and express yourself with freelance writing! Learn to write compelling stories for magazines, blogs, websites and more. This fun, hands-on class takes you step-bystep through the writing/publishing process, from getting ideas to cashing your checks. We’ll cover ideas, research, marketing, writing skills, building your platform and more. 7060 7/10/2017 - 7/17/2017 6:30 - 9:00PM 2 ses M Dubois On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3345 $79

Nature Writing

Explore and deepen your relationship to the natural world through sensory awareness, contemplative observation and writing. We’ll take advantage of summer at the North College campus, and go out to the garden or under trees. We’ll also look at examples of Nature Writing from a selection of writers and poets to develop and sense of this genre. Bring a notebook and something to sit on outside. 7168 7/11/2017 - 8/1/2017 1:00 - 3:00PM 4 ses Tu Oak On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3345 $75

Writing for Children and Young Adult Audiences Do you have a children’s book hiding in your head? A teen novel in a long-neglected drawer? Or maybe you write every day and want to get your project ready to publish? Whether you are writing picture books, fiction for magazines, middle grade novels, or young adults you’ll be exposed to tricks of the trade that keep young readers turning pages. See for textbook information. 7056 7/19/2017 - 8/16/2017 6:00 - 8:30PM 5 ses W Bond On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3346 $119


Writing a Short Memoir


Turn your life experiences—dramatic and everyday—into a powerful short memoir. If you’ve wanted to write about your life but don’t have time now to tackle a book project, this class is for you! Tell the story of your life in bite-sized chunks. This class will lead you step-by-step through writing a short memoir piece: from selecting and reflecting on your experience, to writing and publishing your story. By the end of the class, you’ll have a short memoir piece ready to publish. 7058 7/24/2017 - 7/31/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 2 ses M Dubois On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3345 $65

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ARTS Visual Arts

Drawing and Sketching

This excellent class is for both beginning and intermediate students who want to improve their fundamental drawing skills. We’ll explore the creative concepts of both contemporary and traditional styles, and creative expression will be highly encouraged! No previous art experience required. Instructor will cover materials needed on the first day of class. This class is held at Seattle Central College, 801 E. Pine St., Seattle. 7108 6/28/2017 - 8/16/2017 6:30 - 9:30PM 8 ses W Herard Off Campus: Fine Arts Bldg Room 402 $175

Children’s Book Illustration Immerse yourself in the world of children’s book illustrations. Using a variety of media, you will practice basic techniques and complete illustrations for young readers. Explore character development and consistency, portfolios, contracts and other topics. You will also learn the business side of children’s book art. Basic drawing skills and out-of-class drawing assignments required. See for supply list. 7096 7/5/2017 - 8/23/2017 6:30 - 9:00PM 8 ses W Orback On Campus: OC Bldg Room 0142A $165

Figure Drawing Experience drawing the human figure with the guidance of a skilled artist. Hone your drawing skills as you work from short poses to longer, more considered poses. Develop your ability to capture proportion, posture, structure and movement of the human form. Practice drawing male and female models and improve the connection between what you see and what you render. Price includes all model fees. See for supply list. 7020 7/7/2017 - 8/18/2017 6:00 - 8:30PM 7 ses F Chubotin On Campus: AS Bldg Room 1532 $179

Abstract Watercolors Combine the expressive, personal, object-free vision of Abstraction with the smaller, particular, intimate beauty of Watercolors. The focus of this class is on the elements of design, the language of color and harmony, line, shape and space, to create an exciting and compelling painting that expresses a personal inner vision. Often alluding to Nature or a state of mind, Abstract Watercolors will carry the painter to the beauty of feelings, spirit and imagination. See for supply list. Class will be held outdoors on 7/27/17 (details provided in class). 7082 6/29/2017 - 8/17/2017 10:00AM - 1:00PM 8 ses Th Paquette On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1349A $189

Collage and Paint

(The instructor) did a good job guiding us in seeing the beauty in what we were creating and helping us be a little easier on ourselves in our projects. – Anika R. on Abstract Watercolors with Virginia Paquette


Collage is simply the art of pasting together bits of “found” (discarded) or painted paper to create a whole new work of art. Modern collage emerged in the early 1900s as a popular expressive medium, and is stronger and more exciting today in fine art as well as graphics. This class provides the space and framework with demos of design basics, painting and collaging techniques to create some fun and compelling collage art. (No previous experience required.) See for supply list. No class on 7/27/17. 7107 6/29/2017 - 8/17/2017 1:30 - 4:30PM 7 ses Th Paquette On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1349A $165


SUMMER 2017 North Seattle College Continuing Education

ARTS Accelerated Wheel Throwing Reinforce basic techniques with throwing drills and weekly demonstrations as you branch out into more complicated forms such as jars with lids, sets and taller forms. Explore surface designs by learning slip applications, carving and Mishima. See for supply list. 7053 6/28/2017 - 8/16/2017 6:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses W Grava On Campus: AS Bldg Room 1630 $185

Mudslingers – Advanced Ceramics Handbuilding More clay, more ceramics savvy. Enhance your hand building skills with more challenging forms, participate in group critiques, and learn more about the ceramics process (e.g., loading, firing and glazes). Demos will be provided every other week. See www. for supply list. Access is limited. 7051 6/29/2017 - 8/17/2017 6:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses Th Georger On Campus: AS Bldg Room 1630 $185

Mudslingers – Advanced Ceramics Wheel Throwing

Abstract Oil Painting and Cold Wax

Discover a new creative medium when you combine the classic rich surfaces of oil painting with the translucent depth and varied textures of cold wax. Utilizing a soft paste made with beeswax, this process is a perfect scenario for exploring the simple structures of abstraction, personal point of view and the beauty of color. See for supply list. 7083 6/30/2017 - 8/18/2017 10:00AM - 1:00PM 8 ses F Paquette On Campus: AS Bldg Room 1532 $189

Open Studio


Come and paint in a welcoming atmosphere with other dedicated, working artists. This four-hour studio class is designed to provide students with the time and support needed to create a body of work or just work in a studio filled with peer interaction and artistic energy. Students need to be able to work independently, painting, drawing, or working on multi-media projects. All media are welcome. Class critique is given each week for guidance and support. A $5 materials fee is due to instructor on first day of class. See for supply list. 7064 7/7/17 - 8/4/17 10:00AM – 2:00PM   5 ses   F Pope      Magnuson Park Pontiac Bay Room   $149


3D Arts Beginning Ceramics Transform a lump of clay into a piece of art! Using the basic wheel throwing and hand-building methods, learn to create cups, bowls, boxes and more. Individualized instruction and demonstrations of the technical underpinnings will give you a strong foundation in the ceramic arts. See for supply list. 7054 7/11/2017 - 8/29/2017 6:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses Tu Duarte On Campus: AS Bldg Room 1630 $185

More clay, more ceramics savvy. Enhance your wheel work and skills with more challenging forms, participate in group critiques, and learn more about the ceramics process (e.g., loading, firing and glazes). See for supply list. Access is limited. 7052 6/29/2017 - 8/17/2017 6:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses Th Georger On Campus: AS Bldg Room 1630 $185

Pit Fire Explore an exciting, fiery form of ceramics! If you enjoy alchemy and experimentation, then this is the class for you! Build forms to withstand extreme thermal shock and burnish your cares away. All levels welcome. Please note the normal meeting times and two early morning pit firings at the beach! Dates we meet at North Seattle College in Room AS1630 1-4pm: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/8, 8/15 & 8/22. Dates we meet at Alki Beach 8am-2pm: 8/1 & 8/29. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. See for supply list. 7062 7/11/2017 - 8/29/2017 Varies 8 ses Tu Duarte On Campus: AS Bldg Room 1630 $185

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ARTS Photography Camera Basics: Techniques and Art

Beginning Jewelry Fabrication Learn basic metal fabrication and silver soldering techniques used in creating finished jewelry pieces. Work with non-ferrous metals and stones to produce your own jewelry design. Price includes lab fee. A $35 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. See for supply list. No class on 7/13/17. 7084 6/29/2017 - 8/17/2017 6:30 - 9:30PM 7 ses Th Lowther On Campus: AS Bldg Room 1633 $175

Jewelry Open Studio Practice your jewelry making skills in this open studio format. Enjoy camaraderie and artistic accomplishment by working with other experienced jewelers. Must have taken North Seattle Beginning Jewelry class or equivalent. 7095 6/28/2017 - 8/16/2017 6:30 - 9:30PM 8 ses W Foy On Campus: AS Bldg Room 1633 $195

Welding Intensive for Beginners

(I) loved this class and the combination of lessons and reviewing student work. The field trips were a great experience as well. – Susie D. on Camera Basics: Techniques and Art with Robert Stahl

Photographing People – Intermediate Find out how to take compelling ‘available light’ photographs both at home and abroad, learn the three keys to successful portrait photography (candid or posed) and explore what ‘street photography’ is all about. This intermediate course will interest those with a digital DSLR or mirrorless camera. A tripod is required. Two Sunday morning field trips on July 16 & 23 (details given in class). Instructor’s work has appeared in National Geographic publications. See for textbook information. 7010 7/13/2017 - 8/3/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 4 ses Th Stahl On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3459 $149

Drama Acting Essentials Have you always wanted to act on stage, in the movies or on TV? Taught by a theater professional, this in-depth class offers student actors an opportunity to develop their acting skills and abilities. Student actors learn acting terminology, blocking shorthand, different memorization techniques and how theater and film actors approach character development and their relationship with their audiences. Become immersed in the creative rehearsal process. No experience necessary. 7106 7/10/2017 - 8/21/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 7 ses M Ross On Campus: LB Bldg Room 1132 $125


If it is steel, you can weld it! Learn to produce a good, strong weld and discern the difference between an inadequate weld and a proper weld. Gain knowledge to weld on your own, inspect your welds and correct problems. Emphasis is on how a welding machine operates, practical tips, plus personalized coaching to improve your welding technique. Basic hand bending techniques are explored. A $70 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. See for supply list, what to wear and driving directions. 7017 7/22/2017 - 7/23/2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2 ses Sa, Su Riley Studio Steel Studio $165 7018 8/5/2017 - 8/6/2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2 ses Sa, Su Riley Studio Steel Studio $165

You’ve been using your digital DSLR or digital mirrorless camera on automatic but now would like to learn about using its full creative potential. This introductory class will cover the basics of camera operation: exposure & metering, f-stops, shutter speeds, ISO, lenses, white balance and more. Bring your digital camera to class (no point and shoot cameras). A tripod is recommended. Class includes two Sunday afternoon field trips on July 16 & 23 (details given in class). Instructor’s work has appeared in National Geographic publications. See for textbook information. 7011 7/11/2017 - 8/1/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 4 ses Tu Stahl On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3459 $149


SUMMER 2017 North Seattle College Continuing Education

ARTS Improv for Everyone

Beginning Ukulele

What do most comedic actors from feature films and TV sketch comedy shows have in common? Training in improv comedy! Whether your aspirations are for Hollywood, the stage or just to be the funniest person in the room, this class is a great place to start! The award-winning instructor trained at top comedy schools in LA and Chicago and loves working with beginners like you. No experience is necessary; just a willingness to play and have fun! 7077 7/29/2017 - 8/6/2017 10:00AM - 1:00PM 4 ses Sa, Su Lee On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1360 $109

Learn to play the ukulele in a stress-free, fun and practical class. You will learn to play basic ukulele chords, chord progressions, basic music theory and notes on the fingerboard. This class will give you a solid foundation to begin to play your favorite tunes. Bring a ukulele, tuner, notepad and pen to class. See www. for textbook information. You can purchase your tuner at: No class on 7/4/17 due to Independence Day. 7156 6/272017 – 8/15/2017 6:00-7:30PM 7 ses Tu Lucero On Campus: ED Bldg Room 0843A $105

Beginning Harmonica If you’ve ever been curious to learn how to play this expressive instrument, this is the course for you. Learn to play harmonica in a safe, fun environment where attention is paid to the student’s individual progress. Learn simple songs, riffs and improvisation on the harmonica with an emphasis on the Blues. Classes will focus on: correct harp handling, proper breathing, basic blow/ draw patterns and bending notes, acoustic vs. amplified playing and instrument care. Basic music theory is discussed and used. No prior knowledge of music theory is needed. A 10–hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C is required for the class. 7024 7/11/2017 - 8/22/2017 7:00 - 8:30PM 7 ses Tu Wilde On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1442 $115

Music Beginning Guitar Pick up the guitar and play! Learn the basic chords and strumming patterns used in many popular songs and play basic melodies. Use the Blues as your foundation as you also learn simple theory and how to read music. In this comfortable class environment, you will have fun as you learn the fundamentals that make guitar playing rewarding. Bring your acoustic guitar to class. A $10 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. No class on 7/15/17. 7013 7/8/2017 - 8/26/2017 9:00 - 11:00AM 7 ses Sa Brengle On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1254A $139


Beginning Guitar II


Continue practicing and playing your guitar in this next-level class. Apply and build upon your knowledge of guitar basics while learning lots of great rock, blues, folk and pop songs. Explore blues improvisation, power chords, melody reading and practical theory that will advance your playing. Prerequisite: Beginning Guitar or the ability to play open chords and note reading skills. Bring your acoustic guitar to class. A $10 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. No class on 7/15/17. 7014 7/8/2017 - 8/26/2017 11:15AM - 12:45PM 7 ses Sa Brengle On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1254A $105

MICHAEL WILDE Michael Wilde is an award-winning musician and teacher. He co-founded and fronted “The Hudson Blues Band” for over 10 years. The band released three albums and received n u m e ro us awa rds and nominations from the Washington Blues Society, Seattle Weekly and others. I n 2 0 0 9 , M i ch a e l joined forces with a guitarist and formed the blues duo, “Son Jack, Jr. & Michael Wilde.” Together they formed an electric four-piece ensemble, “The Delta Hothouse.” The duo have released two albums: “Walk the Talk” and “Hard Garden,” which have received international critical acclaim. Both acts have won multiple and repeat awards, including Best Solo/Duo Act and Best Traditional Blues Band.

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Wine & Spirits Pairing Wine with Food

Maintenance Basic Carpentry and Woodworking Do you have power tools and want to learn to use them safely and effectively? Learn the basics of joinery, jigs, materials, methods and project design in a woodshop. After selecting your materials, apply everything you’ve learned to safely use hand and power tools in the construction and assemblage of a “toolbox.” A $40 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class and includes use of all tools, materials and lumber for your first project. Class located on University of Washington campus at School of Art, Woodworking Shop, Room 117. Class meets from 6:00-9:30 pm on 7/13 and from 6:00-9:00 pm on 7/20 and 7/27/2017. 7059 7/13/2017 - 7/27/2017 Varies 3 ses Th Marx University of Washington Art Bldg, Rm 117 $149

Basic Hands-On Home Repair and Maintenance Through hands-on techniques and classroom demonstrations, learn a variety of home improvements and maintenance skills. Gain confidence as you learn about tools, how to work with electrical outlets, switches, and lighting; plumbing, faucets and wall repair. Get an overview of door and window installation, home security, insulation, weatherization and remodeling. You will leave feeling confident in performing your own home repairs. A $40 materials fee is due to instructor in class. Bring a sack lunch. 7057 7/22/2017 - 7/22/2017 9:30AM - 4:30PM 1 ses Sa Marx On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1161 $119

We love wine, and we love food, and together they can be magical! Or they can crash and burn. Make your meals a success by learning the basics of food and wine pairing—what works, what doesn’t and why. Leave this class with the confidence to select and serve wines that will take your dinners to the next level. Taught by David LeClaire, Sommelier, and Christopher Gronbeck, owner of The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar in the Fremont neighborhood. Students must be 21 or older; picture ID required. Please eat before you come to class. A $10 materials fee is due to instructor in class. 7071 7/17/2017 - 7/17/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 1 ses M LeClaire, Gronbeck The Barrel Thief Wine and Whiskey Bar $39

Dazzling Summer Cocktails It’s time to mix drinks to enjoy on your patio or front porch—that means cool, refreshing cocktails made with seasonal ingredients and paired with a splash of sunshine. This class will teach you the basics of cocktail making for the home bar, including equipment selection, selecting and balancing ingredients and basic mixing techniques. We’ll create (and sample!) several summer cocktails together, and you’ll leave with recipes and the confidence to impress your friends with your new mixology skills! Students must be 21 or older; picture ID required. Please eat before coming to class. A $15 materials fee is due to instructor in class. 7075 8/7/2017 - 8/7/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 1 ses M LeClaire, Gronbeck The Barrel Thief Wine and Whiskey Bar $39

Desserts Discover how to create custom-decorated cookies that will be remembered long after they’ve been devoured. Learn fun techniques for using buttercream and royal icing flooding to customize cookies for any occasion. Bring an apron, scissors, a pen or pencil, a Ziploc bag for taking home used utensils and a container for taking your decorated cookies home. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor in class. 7085 7/15/2017 - 7/15/2017 10:00AM - 1:00PM 1 ses Sa Garcia On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1161 $55


Cookie Decorating – Custom Cookies


SUMMER 2017 North Seattle College Continuing Education

FITNESS STRONG by Zumba® Welcome to music-led interval training! Are you looking for a challenging, high intensity interval training workout? This class, through music, is crafted to drive the intensity in a challenging progression that provides a total body workout. The result? Total body fitness. You’ll move in sync to music, making you work harder. This class will push you past your plateaus to help you reach your fitness goals faster. Using your own body weight, you will gain muscular endurance, tone and definition and you will experience an increased afterburn. Bring a towel and water bottle to class. Class includes a membership to the Wellness Center. 7028 6/28/2017 - 8/16/2017 6:30 - 7:30PM 8 ses W Ihlan On Campus: WC Bldg Room 0827D $85

Zumba® Zumba® is an energetic class that combines Latin dance styles with cardio for a body sculpting workout. With easy-to-follow dance steps, the class fuses Latin and international rhythms with fast and slow beats to create a routine that tones and sculpts your body while burning fat. No dance experience needed. Bring a water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes, your energy and your smiles. 7087 7/9/2017 - 9/10/2017 9:00 - 10:00AM 10 ses Su Henricksen Greenwood Boys & Girls Club $109


Fascia Release + Pilates = Flexibility and Strength


Fascia is the complex matrix that surrounds muscles, joints and bones. When it’s not operating optimally, try as we might, we feel tight. Blending techniques to release this connective tissue with Pilates elevates both your flexibility and physical strength baseline. Pilates focuses on initiating movement from the core, balancing flexion, extension and rotation while maintaining proper alignment. Fascia release and Pilates cross training results in toned muscle strength that supports and stabilizes the spine and pelvis, allowing for further freedom of movement through the extremities. Both of these modalities can aid in the prevention of injury, and bring new awareness to established movement patterns that may be causing us harm. Your instructor is supportive, upbeat, and STOTT Method certified. Bring water, a Pilates mat and two or three pound hand weights. No class on 7/4/17 due to Independence Day. 7099 6/20/2017 - 8/15/2017 6:45 - 7:45PM 8 ses Tu Mattheiss Magnuson Park View Ridge Room $135


Dance Beginning Ballroom and Swing The perfect class for the beginning dancer or those wishing to enhance their dancing abilities. Learn the basics and more to popular dances, including but not limited to foxtrot, tango, waltz, salsa, rumba, cha cha and swing. The eight-week course will include a ballroom dance, a Latin dance and swing, preparing you for the social dance floor—nightclubs, weddings, parties. Singles and couples welcome. Wear comfortable shoes. 7012 6/29/2017 - 8/17/2017 6:30 - 8:00PM 8 ses Th Boarman Magnuson Park Matthews Beach Room $165

Strength and Conditioning Come get fit and have a blast! Interval training blends strength and cardiovascular circuits using body weight, dumbbells and a variety of equipment. This 90-minute class provides full body conditioning and will target strength, balance, cardio and flexibility. This workout is loaded with functional exercises designed to give you the ultimate challenge. All levels welcome. Class includes membership to Wellness Center. Bring a water bottle and towel and be ready to get strong! No class on 7/4/17 due to Independence Day. 7030 6/27/2017 - 8/17/2017 6:00 - 7:30PM 15 ses Tu, Th Ihlan On Campus: WC Bldg Room 0827D $185

(The instructor) is engaging, patient, and knowledgeable. She makes learning to dance fun and accessible. – Carolyn B. on Beginning Ballroom and Swing with Celia Boarman

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FITNESS Sustaining Vitality – Qigong Feel better and have more energy when you nurture your health and well-being. Qigong is based on the principles of understanding and balancing natural energy: Qi. Practice body awareness exercises, meditation, and circulation and cultivation of Qi. Pick up movements quickly and easily in this fun, informative environment. Learn from an instructor with 20 years teaching experience and a certified 6th generation Qigong master. Please note: Qigong is not suitable for women who are pregnant. No class on 7/4/17 due to Independence Day. 7009 6/27/2017 - 8/15/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 7 ses Tu Sharp Phinney Neighborhood Center Room 5 $115

So You Think You Can’t Dance So you think you’ve got two left feet and no sense of rhythm? Let us prove you wrong! Understand the basics to your favorite dance forms in this popular and fun beginning class. Learn to find the beat, partnering skills and footwork for various types of music. We’ll explore Swing, Western Two-Step and Salsa and find the similarities between all these dance forms. If you have had a bad dance class experience or just feel like you are “unteachable” then this class is for you! Bonus Deal: If you are struggling in this class we offer a 30-minute free private lesson to help you catch up (if you are attending this class as a couple both of you’ll receive a free session). Wear comfortable shoes. No previous experience or partner required. 7044 7/13/2017 - 8/17/2017 6:30 - 7:30PM 6 ses Th Lykes Phinney Neighborhood Center Room 2 $75

Movement Beginning Tai Chi (Grasping the Sparrow’s Tail)

Continuing Tai Chi (Grasping the Sparrow’s Tail 2) For students who have completed Section One of the Yang style form and wish to learn more. Our focus is to complete and refine the long form, which consists of four sections containing about forty five postures each. Partner drills and beginning pushing hands enhance each student’s comprehension of the subtle and profound nature of Tai Chi Chuan. 7007 7/8/2017 - 8/19/2017 10:30AM - 12:00PM 7 ses Sa Sharp On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1349A $95

Rebecca Clio Gould Rebecca is a certified qigong and meditation t e a ch e r , i n t e g r a t i v e nutrition health coach, licensed massage practitioner and awardwinning author. Rebecca has over twenty years of experience with energy work and has been a cer tified Sheng Zhen qigong and meditation teacher since 2008, practicing since 2006. She is also a Supreme Science Qigong Instructor. In 2012, Master Li Junfeng, founder of the International Sheng Zhen Society, requested Rebecca’s help with rewriting his instructional book, Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong: A Return to Oneness. She moved to Austin for two years, where she worked closely with Master Li. Teaching qigong and meditation is one of her greatest passions, and students appreciate her simple yet detailed instruction, soothing voice, and calm, joyful demeanor. Rebecca is a graduate of Hampshire College, the Heartwood Institute, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been running her own business, Elemental Harmony, PLLC since 2007.


Learn one of the best forms of low impact exercise for health and longevity. Increase flexibility and strength by learning this slow flowing movement meditation. Experience deeper self-awareness, improved balance and mental concentration, as well as increased physical energy. Tai Chi is beneficial for all. 7006 7/8/2017 - 8/19/2017 9:00 - 10:30AM 7 ses Sa Sharp On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1349A $95

Awakening the Soul – Seated Qigong and Meditation

Awakening the Soul is a form of Sheng Zhen Gong, the Qigong of Unconditional Love. This seated, meditative movement practice opens the heart, to connect your own life force with the qi, or energy, of the whole universe. The movements are accompanied by inspirational, poetic contemplations to help you feel more optimistic and at peace. As this form has eight movements, it’s an easy process to learn and a practice that takes less than 20 minutes. Students will have plenty of class time to learn through repetition. Suitable for any fitness level. Wear comfortable clothing. 7094 6/28/2017 - 8/16/2017 10:00 - 11:15AM 8 ses W Gould On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1442 $89


SUMMER 2017 North Seattle College Continuing Education

FITNESS Stacy Gehman Stacy was educated as a physicist, has worked as a research and development engineer since 1966, and currently researches new computer techniques for analyzing the electrocardiogram. He began studying the Alexander Technique in 1977, moving to Lincoln, NE in 1980 to apprentice with Marjorie Barstow, who was the first teacher certified by F.M. Alexander. While in Lincoln, Stacy began assisting Ms. Barstow in her public classes and in intensive workshops. In 1986 he moved to Seattle and helped form The Performance School, a Center for the Alexander Technique. He has taught many intensive workshops, weekly group classes, and teacher training classes. Each summer Stacy is on the faculty of The Barstow Institute Summer Alexander Intensive, headquartered at Doane University in Crete, Nebraska, Stacy has also been a student of Tai Chi Chuan since 1973 and has taught classes and workshops integrating Tai Chi and Alexander work. Stacy’s website:

Learning in Action – An Introduction to the Alexander Technique


Developed by FM Alexander, this educational process helps you undo adverse postural habits and avoid unneeded muscular and mental tension. Through delicate guidance in activities of their choosing, students will discover efficient, effective and more fun ways of doing their daily, professional and recreational activities. Students will gain a greater understanding of themselves— anatomically, in movement, and how to use awareness and constructive thinking to make ongoing personal improvements. Wear comfortable clothing. 7102 7/13/2017 - 8/17/2017 7:30 - 9:00PM 6 ses Th Gehman On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3446 $89


Yoga Hatha Yoga – All Levels Hatha Yoga refers to the use of yoga postures to strengthen and balance the body. In our hatha classes there will be minimal use of flow and more of a focus on the cultivation of steadiness and ease. These classes are a great option for those wanting to work on refining and/or holding postures. All Levels classes embrace the range of levels, with modifications and opportunities to intensify or simplify as needed. 7086 7/12/2017 - 8/16/2017 5:45 - 7:00PM 6 ses W 8 Limbs Yoga Phinney Ridge Yoga Studio $100

See page25 for off-campus class locations. Yoga Over 50 If you have yearned to try yoga but have been discouraged because you think you are too old, your body type is wrong, you are suffering from chronic health issues, or are working with an injury, this series was designed with you in mind. Taught in a light-hearted and very accessible way, this six-class series will introduce you to the basics of the physical practice of yoga, asana, as well as breathing practices, pranayama and meditation. 7091 7/13/2017 - 8/17/2017 2:00 - 3:15PM 6 ses Th 8 Limbs Yoga Phinney Ridge Yoga Studio $100

Gentle Yoga Gentle Yoga is a class focused on rejuvenating and healing the body. This class includes gentle stretches, breathing, relaxation and simple movements to increase range of motion of the major joints. Gentle Yoga is appropriate for seniors or for students who simply prefer to move at a slower pace. 7092 7/14/2017 - 8/18/2017 5:30 - 6:45PM 6 ses F 8 Limbs Yoga Wedgwood Yoga Studio $100

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ENRICHMENT Summer Reading Program Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults Offered this summer at the North Seattle College campus

Program for 4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergartners Your child will develop the reading readiness skills and motivation that make learning to read easy, enjoyable, and successful. Students will learn letter recognition and beginning phonics from a skilled and enthusiastic teacher and enjoy engaging books, games and other activities.

Programs for Entering 1st–5th Graders Students develop strong phonics and decoding skills, build sight vocabulary, learn to read more fluently and rapidly, and make significant gains in reading comprehension. Learning these skills will make reading easier and will greatly increase your child’s confidence in school.

Programs for Entering 6th-8th Graders and Entering 9th-11th Graders Your child will make substantial gains in comprehension while doubling reading speed. They also learn the best way to read textbooks, take notes and study for tests. As a result, students complete homework more quickly and easily, get better grades and enjoy reading more.

Programs for Entering 12th Graders, College Students and Adults Transform your reading skills, double your reading speed in difficult material and triple your reading speed in easier material, while improving comprehension, concentration and recall.

Mindfulness Meditation for Busy Working People

Keep meditation simple by incorporating small moments of stillness into everyday life—an approach that soothes stress and keeps you grounded. Join a supportive environment where you will bring joy into each day by practicing mindful breathing, standing and walking while engaging all of your senses. Practice self-care such as mindful eating and whole body movement along with loving kindness practices that allow you to step out of negative thoughts and bring compassion to yourself and others. Based on the Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course, this class offers a streamlined approach for people in high-stress jobs such as nurses, doctors, working parents and teachers or for anyone who needs freedom from anxiety and worry. 7061 7/6/2017 - 8/10/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 6 ses Th D’Asaro On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1360 $115

Self Defense for Women 101

Learn real risks facing women today, assailant tricks, crucial targets, creating an impact, and releases from common grabs. Great class to take with a friend! Price includes materials fee. This class is held at Seattle Central College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle. 7109 7/10/2017 - 8/14/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 6 ses M Factor Off Campus: Broadway Edison Bldg Room 1139B $169

Your Body, Your Mind – The Right Weight Loss Attitude

Start your weight loss program with the right attitude. Define the thought patterns related to your body image and diet so you may move toward your desired weight. Identify self-defeating thinking that might prevent you from achieving your weight and fitness goals. Create an exciting self-image by visualizing a successful future and learn techniques to be the person you wish to be. 7093 7/12/2017 - 8/16/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 6 ses W Bohart On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3460 $109

Scott Bohart Scott became interested in mental discipline and positive attitude as a student and instructor of Aikido in the 1990s. After moving to Japan in 2001, Scott expanded his training to include communication arts, Nonviolent Communication (NVC), group dynamics and presentation confidence. Since receiving his Master Practitioner certification of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) at NLPU in Santa Cruz, California in 2008, Scott has used his understanding of self-development to foster motivation and confidence for individuals, business leaders, and groups in Japan and the U.S.


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SUMMER 2017 North Seattle College Continuing Education


Reiki I and II Reiki–The Healing Touch is a traditional Japanese system of energy healing. This course will introduce you to the history, methodology and practice of Reiki. You will receive an initiation into Reiki’s healing energy through an attunement enabling you to use Reiki for yourself and others. Discover the benefits of energy healing from a personal level as it relates to mind body and spirit, healing of natural settings and more. A $35 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7047 7/15/2017 - 7/22/2017 9:30AM - 4:30PM 3 ses Sa, Su Capper On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1353A $155


Welcome to Medicare


Need help understanding Medicare? This workshop is for current and new beneficiaries, those who will soon be eligible, and anyone who wants to learn more about Medicare health coverage. Various plan options, prescription drug coverage, and supplements are discussed. This class is taught by a trained SHIBA advisor (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors). The SHIBA program provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance with health care choices. 7042 7/29/2017 - 7/29/2017 9:30 - 11:30AM 1 ses Sa SHIBA Advisor On Campus: CC Bldg Room 1161 Free

Entertainment Beginning Bridge Welcome to the world of bridge! It’s a fun and exciting game full of challenge and intrigue. This class is designed for those who have little or no experience with the game, as well as those who used to play and want to brush up on their game. You will learn the fundamentals of the game: bidding, declarer play and defense. Following the class there is opportunity to join a social bridge group to get more experience. Come and stimulate those brain cells! A $17 materials fee due to the instructor on first day of class. 7048 6/28/2017 - 8/16/2017 7:15 - 9:30PM 8 ses W Lazar On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3343 $165

Schlock Cinema: Keeping Up Appearances

First up, House of The Black Death, (1965) was originally sold as a werewolf picture but when the producers went broke halfway through filming, director Jerry Warren added some incoherent footage of John Carradine and Lon Chaney, Jr. as battling warlocks, leaving it a hairy mess. Next is Hammer Studios’ Scream of Fear (1969), starring Susan Strasberg and Christopher Lee about a young heiress, a greedy widow, a creepy doctor, an extremely large inheritance and a very steep cliff.  We follow with What’s The Matter with Helen? (1971), a depression-era story of two widows whose husbands and suitors share a very high mortality rate.  Happily, the film benefits from the oddball casting of Debbie Reynolds, Shelly Winters and Dennis Weaver. We finish with the beautifully discombobulated 1958 no-budget classic, The Monster of Piedras Blancas, starring B-movie queen, Jeanne Carmen (Untamed Youth) featuring a sad monster suit cobbled from parts “borrowed” from other classic Universal creatures to create a critter who hangs out at the beach waiting to be fed by the weird lighthouse keeper. When the lunch counter closes, everybody better run! 7031 7/20/2017 - 8/10/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 4 ses Th Hopkins On Campus: LB Bldg Room 1131 $65

Film Noir Goes to Prison Prison films were most popular in the 1930s when dozens of movies about men serving hard time were churned out. The films were an allegory for the bigger problems in society. We will watch and study films from the noir era of the 40s and 50s giving equal time to men and women behind bars. Films include Brute Force, Caged and more. Your warden for summer quarter will be Jon Noe, film noir programmer for The Historic Everett Theatre. 7055 7/11/2017 - 8/1/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 4 ses Tu Noe On Campus: LB Bldg Room 1131 $65 JON NOE Jon has been watching and studying film noir for over thirty years. He realized there was something dark, cynical and utterly fascinating about this style of film-making when he saw The Third Man at age 19. His goal is to highlight lesser known noir films that are in need of rediscovery. He produces and hosts The Juke Joint radio show on KSER 90.7 FM featuring 1940s and 50s rhythm and blues. You can also find him programming and hosting Film Noir Thursdays at The Historic Everett Theatre.

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LANGUAGE Spanish for Business Professionals Would you like to communicate more effectively with your Spanish-speaking clients, colleagues and co-workers? This introductory class provides business professionals with immediate access to functional language skills. During this fun and engaging class, we’ll learn the most important Spanish commands, questions and phrases pertinent to doing business. Prerequisite: Some previous beginning to intermediate Spanish experience required. See for textbook information. 7049 7/10/2017 - 8/21/2017 6:00 - 8:15PM 7 ses M Ramon On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3346 $149

EARLY FALL CLASS Intensive Spanish Conversation

Spanish Spanish for Fun and Travel – Level 1 Learn the basics of Spanish in a practical and enjoyable way with an experienced, fluent instructor! Practice common, useful phrases and vocabulary as you dive into the language with basic conversations. Develop your beginning Spanish speaking ability with basic grammar, verb conjugation and pronunciation. The class is a perfect introduction or a refresher for those planning a trip to a Spanish-speaking region. See textbook information. 7067 6/28/2017 - 8/16/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses W Miranda On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3345 $149 7068 6/29/2017 - 8/17/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses Th Miranda On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3346 $149

Spanish for Fun and Travel – Level 2

JAPANESE Conversational Japanese I This conversational class is for beginners with little or no Japanese background and for those who want to brush up on Japanese speaking skills. Covers useful phrases, pronunciation, vocabulary, some numbers, the ko-so-a-do words, and grammar. Students also experience Japan’s unique culture and customs through class activities. A $15 textbook fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7045 6/29/2017 - 8/17/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses Th Nakamura-Lambert On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3349 $149


A continuation of Spanish for Fun & Travel – Level 1. Practice common, useful phrases and vocabulary as you dive into the language with basic conversations. Develop your beginning Spanish speaking ability with basic grammar, verb conjugation and pronunciation. See for textbook information. 7069 7/10/2017 - 8/21/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 7 ses M Miranda On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3343 $129

This class is designed help advance your skills in pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary in an easy-going, interactive class environment. After this 12-hour course, you’ll leave more proficient and confident with your language skills when it comes to communicating with other Spanish speakers. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. 7055 9/8/2017 - 9/17/2017 6:00 - 8:00PM 6 ses Tu, W, Th Rzhondkovsky On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3350 $99

Conversational Spanish Do you want to practice your conversational skills to increase your fluency and confidence in using the skills you have learned in previous classes? This conversational practice class is taught by a native Spanish-speaking teacher who will encourage and guide students’ discussions by using different discussion topics, texts, newspaper articles, audio, material and other media. 7100 7/11/2017 - 8/22/2017 6:00 - 8:00PM 7 ses Tu Miranda On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3349 $129

Instructor Risami Lambert


SUMMER 2017 North Seattle College Continuing Education

LANGUAGE SARKA FALTINOVA Sarka was born in the Czech Republic, grew up in Slovakia and moved to North America 11 years ago. She started studying foreign languages in grade 4. At the age of 14, she added English to her language mix, and she hasn’t stopped studying it ever since. She has earned a Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature specialized in TESOL, from Comenius University, Slovakia and a TESOL Certificate in Canada. Sarka has been teaching English for over 15 years. She has taught in Slovakia, Holland, Canada and the US. Teaching is her greatest passion. Sarka’s classes balance hard work with fun interactive activities and tasks.

TOEFL/IELTS Preparation

ESL Intermediate and Advanced ESL – Speaking & Listening This class helps non-native speakers develop an efficient and clear communication style and make use of acquired English skills in various practical, business, and administrative applications. Emphasis is placed on accent reduction and on oral expression that follows the rules of correct speech. A comfortable classroom environment encourages as much participation as possible. See for textbook information. No class on 7/4/17 due to Independence Day. 7034 6/27/2017 - 8/22/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 16 ses Tu, Th Morehead On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3345 $275


Intermediate ESL Workshop – Reading and Writing


For people who can comfortably read and write a basic paragraph in English but want to strengthen their confidence with the language. Practice reading and writing in a fun and supportive environment. A $30 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. 7015 7/15/2017 - 8/19/2017 1:00 - 4:00PM 6 ses Sa Remilien On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3460 $159

EARLY FALL CLASS Intensive ESL Workshop Take your basic English speaking and writing skills to the next level. Gain more advanced listening and speaking comprehension while strengthening your vocabulary and grammar. Develop your listening through talks on contemporary topics, note-taking and discussion. Grammar review will include verb tenses, articles, collocations and usage. 7059 9/12/2017 - 9/21/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 6 ses Tu, W, Th Faltinova On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3360 $105

If you are planning to take TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System), this test prep class is for you. This class focuses on test taking techniques in all four parts of the test: reading, listening, speaking and writing. Build reading and listening strategies that you can apply in either one of the tests. Learn tips to read faster in order to find the right answers within a short time limit. There will be practice tests to help you get used to the types of exercises and time given for each task. See for textbook information. 7021 7/8/2017 - 8/19/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM 7 ses Sa Faltinova On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3349 $215

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LANGUAGE italian EARLY FALL CLASS Intensive Italian Conversation Improve your conversation skills by immersing yourself in this intensive 12-hour course devoted to the beautiful and colorful language of Italy. Class will emphasize oral proficiencies, with attention to pronunciation and building listening comprehension. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7057 9/5/2017 - 9/14/2017 1:00 - 3:00PM 6 ses Tu, W, Th Rzhondkovsky On Campus: TBA $99

Sign Language Basic Sign Language


Open the doors of communication and explore basic conversational sign language. You will quickly learn finger spelling, develop a basic vocabulary, and grasp general concepts and structure of sign language communication. Consistently toprated instructor will help you gain a solid foundation in ASL in a fun and welcoming environment. 7097 7/11/2017 - 8/22/2017 6:30 - 8:30PM 7 ses Tu Jordan On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3449 $129

French I: Encore! Love the French language but need more practice? Learn from your peers in this enhanced beginner-to-intermediate learning experience. Based on beginning French knowledge, this class will provide additional grammar and vocabulary skills and gently move learners forward to more interactive ways of speaking. An overview of French I will be provided for any true beginners in the class. French cultural experiences guaranteed! See www. for textbook information. 7032 6/28/2017 - 8/16/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses W Morehead On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3449 $149 Discovery French is designed to welcome French learners of all levels eager to build or reinforce their speaking skills through attention to French usage and domain-oriented terminology. Each course will have at least two parts: language lesson and domain exploration. The language lesson may consist of verb tense review or the use of prepositions, for example; the domain exploration will be based on areas of interest to be suggested by the instructor and chosen by the class member. During each course session, the learner will be guided in the use of class documents and/or on-line learning for both lesson parts. Prerequisite Previously taken French I or French I: Encore! or equivalent. See for textbook information. 7033 6/26/2017 - 8/14/2017 7:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses M Morehead On Campus: CC Bldg Room 3349 $149

Instructor Dennice Jordan

(The instructor) was very open with anyone and didn’t judge when we would get things wrong, instead she would take the time to make sure that we were signing properly. – Retha J-S. on Basic Sign Language with Dennice Jordan


French II: Discovery French


SUMMER 2017 North Seattle College Continuing Education

ONLINE CLASSES Continuing Education at North Seattle College partners with the nation’s leading online education programs to offer career training and professional certification courses that are convenient for you. Here are some of the most popular courses. Visit our website for a complete list of courses at

Business Skills Certificate in Data Analysis 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. 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. 7171 6/5/2017 - 9/1/2017 $495 7128 9/5/2017 - 12/1/2017 $495

Certificate in Project Management 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. 7179 6/5/2017 - 9/1/2017 $495 7129 9/5/2017 - 12/1/2017 $495

Instructor-facilitated courses FEATURED CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS

• Digital Arts Certificate


• Home Inspection Certificate


• Management for IT Professionals • Personal Fitness Trainer • Six Sigma Black Belt • Technical Writing • Travel Agent Training online-career

Certificate in Accounting & Finance for Non-Financial Managers Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Find out what you need to know about cash and discover how to maximize cash-flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash-flow success. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed. Learn to make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. Certificate can be started July 3, August 7 or September 5. 7110 7/3/2017 - 9/29/2017 $495

Social Media for Business Certificate Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your customers and clients. From Facebook to Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks. Whether you are new to social networks or already involved, you will come away with a plan to integrate social networks into your communication and marketing, and practical, how-to techniques to use in your organization or business. Certificate includes: Introduction to Social Media, Marketing Using Social Media and Integrating Social Media in Your Organization. Certificate can be started July 3, August 7, or September 5. 7112 7/3/2017 - 9/29/2017 $495

ONLINE CLASSES Management Certificate Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Enhance your management skills through this program for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees as you learn to create clear expectations, engage and motivate multi-generational employees, and increase your effectiveness. Time is even more valuable in this century than in the last. Get tips and techniques to improve your management of time and productivity. Certificate can be started July 3, August 7 or September 5. 7116 7/3/2017 - 9/29/2017 $595

Certificate in Business Writing Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill. Certificate can be started July 3, August 7 or September 5. 7115 7/3/2017 - 9/29/2017 $495

Spanish for Medical Professionals Bridge the communication gap between you and your Spanishspeaking patients in this class designed specifically for healthcare professionals. You will practice practical language skills needed to effectively communicate while learning the basics of the language, culture, and how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish at all, you will gain the real-world knowledge you need to effectively work with patients. 7113 7/3/2017 - 7/28/2017 $145

Computer Basics Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in MS PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Microsoft Office Suite of applications is the most used software tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change over time. Master the most common uses so that you can work faster and more efficiently and can take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging. Obtain skills that are a workplace requirement in today’s fast paced, ever-changing environment. 7176 6/5/2017 - 6/30/2017 $195 7130 9/5/2017 - 9/29/2017 $195

Mastering Microsoft Excel FEATURED CLASSES • Paralegal Certificate • Legal Nurse Consultant Training • Legal Secretary Certificate • Victim Advocacy Certificate • Test Preparation: ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT & LSAT

A must-have skill to succeed in business is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of Excel change over time. Examine the life of an Excel worksheet and workbook, from creation to presentation. Learn how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Master the options that can take your Excel worksheet from plain, drab numbers to exciting and engaging multimedia. You will leave class with a set of skills that are in high demand and will be a deciding factor in your future success. 7177 6/5/2017 – 6/30/2017 $195 7131 9/5/2017 - 9/29/2017 $195


Seven week long instructor-facilitated courses


SUMMER 2017 North Seattle College Continuing Education

ONLINE CLASSES K-12 Educators Certificate in Blended Instruction Hybrid, or blended, courses have been found to be superior in student learning to both the traditional classroom and totally online courses. All face-to-face courses should and will be blended. Blended gives students a better learning experience. It gives you as teacher the ability to make better use of you valuable time. With our certificate in blended instruction, you will find out the keys to developing a hybrid or blended course. Take away the essentials of creating an online classroom experience and online options for enhancing your in-person class meetings. Then explore the concept and practice of The Flipped Classroom and how to maximize your teacher time to maximize student learning. Certificate can be started July 3, August 7 or September 5. Certificate earns 48 clock hours. 7076 7/3/2017 - 9/1/2017 $495

Generational Learning Styles for K-12 Teachers Increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need by examining the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. We will explore fascinating information about the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique “cohort experience.” You will acquire the skills and information needed to facilitate Gen Y and the emerging generation of learners. Come away with the top 20 generational techniques for helping your students learn more. Class earns 16 clock hours. 7111 7/3/2017 - 7/28/2017 $145

Social Media & Online Tools for K-12 Facebook, Twitter, YouTube—since many of your students are already there, have you wondered if these networks might keep them better engaged in your class? GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, Flickr, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students. You will also discuss ways to overcome resistance you may encounter in using these programs. For all social media skills levels. Class earns 16 clock hours. 7063 7/3/2017 - 7/28/2017 $145

Using Cell Phones in the Classroom Class, turn your cell phones— on! Most of your students have cell phones, and now you can use this valuable tool in your classroom to engage and involve your students more in their learning. Discover how to implement cell phones in your classroom from a teacher who has done it successfully. Come away with a step-bystep how-to plan on enhancing your students’ learning, and your teaching. Class earns 16 clock hours. 7114 7/3/2017 - 7/28/2017 $145


Four week long instructor-facilitated courses


FEATURED K-12 CLASSES • Creating Classroom Centers • Educators Fundamentals Series • Empowering Students with Learning Disabilities • Reading Strategies Suite • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems • Teaching Students with Autism: Strategies for Success

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