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It’s a safe bet we all share similar winter changeover routines. With the shift in season we fiddle with the thermostat more frequently, drag our heavy coats from the back of the closet and make sure the ice scraper is still in the glove box. Our built-in ability to cope with the change in weather teaches us we’re far more flexible than we realize—a quality we celebrate as lifelong learners. This winter, let Continuing Education help you brace up for the winter months with a crisp new course offering, or just cozy up to an old favorite. It’s getting cold, but a warm current of challenging ideas and activities is flowing your way. Let us help you acclimate.

I have learned so much in this class! I honestly feel enriched and inspired. I am very grateful to have been introduced to these amazing, strong women and to have heard their stories. Angela Sells was a great instructor and shared so much rich knowledge in such a comprehensible and vivid way drawing a line from the past to the present. Thank you! – Maya H. on Women and Mythology with Angela Sells


Computer 2 Design 2 Word 2 Excel 3 Professional 4 Adult Family Home 4 Business Skills 4 Small Business 6 Work for Yourself 6 Clock Hours and CEUs 7 Arts 8 Writing 8 Visual Arts 9 3D Arts 11 Photography 12 Drama 13 Music 14 Home & Garden 15 Garden 15 Maintenance 15 Food & Wine 16 Cooking 16 Desserts 16 Wine & Spirits 17 Fitness 18 Exercise 18 Dance 19 Movement 20 Enrichment 21 Crafts 21 Nature & Science 21 Personal 22 Entertainment 26 Travel 26 Language 27 Asian Languages 27 ESL 27 French 27 Italian 28 Spanish 28 Sign Language 29 Online Classes


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COMPUTER The instructor devised a hands-on program which had students editing in WordPress immediately. It provided great reinforcement and I was able to go home after each class and easily make progress to my own WordPress site. – Lisa M. on WordPress for Websites with Hugh Miller

Word 2016 – Level 2 Streamline your work processes by taking your Word skills to the next level. This course covers working with Mail Merge, creating a newsletter, as well as working with and organizing long documents. This course is designed for PC users. See www. for textbook information. 7021 2/1/2020 - 2/1/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses Sa Aldrich LB Bldg Room 3129D $159

Word 2016 – Level 3

Design WordPress for Websites Looking for a simple way to create a website? WordPress is a completely free and easy-to-use content management system for building and maintaining 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. No class on 2/17/20 due to Presidents Day. 7019 1/27/2020 - 3/2/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 5 ses M Miller LB Bldg Room 3129D $175




Word 2016 – Series Enroll in this class and receive a price discount on Word 2016 Level 1, 2 & 3. This class is designed for PC users. See www. for textbook information. 7023 1/11/2020 - 2/8/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 3 ses Sa Aldrich LB Bldg Room 3129D $385

Word 2016 – Level 1 Using Word is essential for work. However, do you know all of the ways you can use it for greater efficiency? This course will give you hands-on experience creating and editing professionallooking business documents, a resume in a table, a promotional brochure and reports. This course is designed for PC users. See www. for textbook information. 7020 1/11/2020 - 1/11/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses Sa Aldrich LB Bldg Room 3129D $159

Learn advanced techniques for utilizing Word to its fullest potential. This course covers sharing and securing documents, working with macros, and integrating Word with Excel, PowerPoint and the Web. This course is designed for PC users. See www. for textbook information. 7022 2/8/2020 - 2/8/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses Sa Aldrich LB Bldg Room 3129D $159

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COMPUTER Mr. Richards was very organized. He began and ended classes on time and moved through the material at a good pace. [He was] very responsive [and respectful] to the students. He was very impressive with classroom management. I learned a lot and found myself excited about Excel! – Allie M. on Excel 2016 – The Series with Jeffrey Richards

Excel – Level 3 Impress your boss with your advanced skills! Class includes a basic introduction to PivotTables for versatile data analysis. Work with 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. 7010 2/22/2020 - 2/22/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses Sa Richards LB Bldg Room 3129D $179

Excel Excel 2016 – Series

Excel – Formulas and Functions

Enroll in this class and receive a price discount on Excel 2016 Level 1, 2 & 3. Course materials included. Class meets on Saturday, 1/18, 1/25 and 2/22/2020. 7011 1/18/2020 - 2/22/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 3 ses Sa Richards LB Bldg Room 3129D $425 Class meets on Wednesday, 1/29 and 2/19 and Saturday 2/22/2020. 7175 1/29/2020 - 2/22/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 3 ses W, Sa Richards LB Bldg Room 3129D $425

Solidify your expertise in Excel with an in-depth look at formulas and functions. You will begin with a refresher on basic formulas, then explore functions in detail. Focus on basic and advanced text functions, financial and array formulas, and calculations through a combination of demos, lecture, and hands-on practice exercises. Course materials included. Not recommended for Mac users. Excel Level 3 or equivalent experience recommended. Bring a memory stick or flash drive to class. 7090 3/7/2020 - 3/7/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses Sa Richards LB Bldg Room 3129D $179

Excel – Level 1

Excel – Level 2 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. 7009 1/25/2020 - 1/25/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses Sa Richards LB Bldg Room 3129D $179 7013 2/19/2020 - 2/19/2020 Richards LB Bldg Room 3129D

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Start with an introduction to Excel. Learn techniques for entering data into cells, working with data and using data tables efficiently. Discover how to navigate the help menu, as well as create and finish a workbook. 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. 7008 1/18/2020 - 1/18/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses Sa Richards LB Bldg Room 3129D $179 7012 1/29/2020 - 1/29/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses W Richards LB Bldg Room 3129D $179


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PROFESSIONAL Grantwriting 101

Where is the money and how do I get it? This class introduces you to the basics of grant writing, including where to look for funding, writing letters of inquiry and effective grant proposals, building relationships, and presenting your organization and budget. 7126 1/15/2020 - 2/19/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 6 ses W Asher CC Bldg Room 3450 $189

Business Skills Introduction to Public Speaking

Adult Family Home 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 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. 7034 1/6/2020 - 1/6/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses M DSHS Instructor LB Bldg Room 1141 $39 7035 2/3/2020 - 2/3/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses M DSHS Instructor LB Bldg Room 1141 $39 7036 3/2/2020 - 3/2/2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM 1 ses M DSHS Instructor LB Bldg Room 1141 $39


Adult Family Home Administrator Course


This 54-hour class outlines and prepares students for the Adult Family Home licensing and inspection process. Covers roles and responsibilities of a licensed provider, business and operations’ procedures, staff management, resident rights and care issues, and State and Federal laws governing Adult Family Homes. Taught by highly experienced providers/instructors. All training materials provided. Prerequisite: take the CASAS test to evaluate English or submit unofficial college transcript showing successful completion of college level English. For additional information go to https:// Questions: email afh.north@ or call (206) 934-3619. Section 7057: Class times are 2/1 to 2/9, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and 2/15 to 2/23/2020, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Section 7058: Class times are 3/7 to 3/15, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and 3/21 to 3/29/2020, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. 7070 1/7/2020 - 2/4/2020 9:00AM - 4:30PM 8 ses Tu, Th Hertog IB Bldg Room 3327 $699 7057 2/1/2020 - 2/23/2020 9:00AM - 4:30PM 8 ses Sa, Su Spada CC Bldg Room 3360 $699 7058 3/7/2020 - 3/29/2020 9:00AM - 4:30PM 8 ses Sa, Su Spada CC Bldg Room 3360 $699

Would you like to reduce stage fright and gain more confidence speaking in front of a group? Whether you need to give a formal or informal presentation, learning key skills will increase your effectiveness and self-confidence. You will learn strategies to deal with nervousness, plan and deliver an effective presentation and practice techniques to capture audience attention. This course offers a supportive environment in which you will practice and receive feedback from the instructor and fellow participants. 7039 2/13/2020 - 2/27/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 3 ses Th Tabor CC Bldg Room 3455 $95

Leadership & Management Series Whether you’re a new manager or supervisor, or have been leading a team for years, this series is designed to help you strengthen your leadership skills. Register for all four interactive workshops and receive a price discount. 7107 1/22/2020 - 2/12/2020 1:00 - 4:00PM 4 ses W Johnson CC Bldg Room 3459 $269

Leadership & Management: Coaching Skills

Become an effective and productive coach! In this workshop, you’ll learn a model of coaching for maximum effectiveness and the impact coaching has on a team. You’ll conclude the class with an action plan for your personal growth and development as a coach. 7111 1/22/2020 - 1/22/2020 1:00 - 4:00PM 1 ses W Johnson CC Bldg Room 3459 $89 Gayle Johnson Gayle has enjoyed the role of political strategist, workshop facilitator and transformational leader for over 20 years. Her leadership approach is considered effective, having led and coached leadership, mid-management and frontline staff on emotional intelligence, and how that creates effective teams and organizations. To support her experience as a transformational, thought leader Gayle pursued a Masters of Transformational Leadership at Seattle University.

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PROFESSIONAL Betsy Berger Betsy has been a teacher for more than 15 years. She has been teaching at North Seattle College since 2015. Before becoming a teacher, Betsy worked at a Seattle community newspaper. Her job duties included taking photos, writing stories, editing copy and making newspaper pages. She also worked as a public accountant for seven years, and before that in banking for three years. In addition to teaching, Betsy has a small editing and writing business with her partner.

Leadership & Management: Problem-Solving Skills

Improve your problem-solving ability and innovative thinking skills so that you can generate and act on great ideas. This workshop will help you recognize roadblocks than impede innovation and understand the need for disciplined thinking to discover good ideas. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a plan for implementing the tools in your current position. 7108 1/29/2020 - 1/29/2020 1:00 - 4:00PM 1 ses W Johnson CC Bldg Room 3459 $89

Leadership & Management: Strategic Planning

Improve the way you view strategic planning and scenario planning with techniques that provoke new ideas while building support for those decisions. You’ll get a variety of tools to help you evaluate problems and make decisions, assess your organization from several angles and address a variety of “what-if” situations. 7110 2/5/2020 - 2/5/2020 1:00 - 4:00PM 1 ses W Johnson CC Bldg Room 3459 $89

Leadership & Management: Time Management

Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand one’s own feelings and how these emotions can influence motivation, behavior and group dynamics. Leaders who are emotionally intelligent foster safe environments in which employees feel comfortable to take calculated risks and voice their opinions. Engage in interactive, hands-on self-evaluation and exercises to develop your emotional intelligence and become a respected and inspiring leader. A $10 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. 7074 1/29/2020 - 2/12/2020 9:00AM - 12:00PM 3 ses W Johnson CC Bldg Room 3349 $179

Foundations of Project Management Learn the essentials of project management from the standpoint of managing a single, small to medium-sized project. You’ll go through the project life cycle in the same sequence you’ll encounter when managing a real project in the workplace. We’ll explore the entire product and project life cycle, including initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. This class is the first step in gaining your PMP certification. A laptop is strongly recommended for use in class. Class meets at Seattle Central College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle. 7171 2/4/2020 - 3/10/2020 6:00 - 9:15PM 6 Ses Tu Stolz Off Campus: Broadway Edison Bldg Room TBA $485

Accounting and QuickBooks Series Sign up for the Accounting and QuickBooks Series and receive a 20% price discount on Accounting for Small Business, QuickBooks – Level 1, and QuickBooks – Level 2. See www. for recommended textbook information. 7027 1/15/2020 - 3/4/2020 5:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses W Berger LB Bldg Room 3129D $359

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 using QuickBooks. Leave understanding journal entries, accounts payable, accounts receivable and more! 7024 1/15/2020 - 1/22/2020 5:30 - 8:30PM 2 ses W Berger LB Bldg Room 3129D $99

Leadership for People of Color

Examine the importance of people of color in leadership roles now and in the future. What challenges are encountered in administrative positions? How does cultural identity influence our ability to guide others in accomplishing goals? Explore a mix of leadership models critical to personal and professional success for people of color and how diversity only helps us in our objectives. 7136 3/4/2020 - 3/4/2020 1:00 - 4:00PM 1 ses W Johnson CC Bldg Room 3455 $89

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Instructor-Facilitated Legal Courses • • • •

Advanced Legal Research and Writing Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Legal Investigation Certificate Victim Advocacy Certificate


Avoid burnout in a world that is connected 24/7. This workshop will help you commit to making changes to better manage your time. Learn useful techniques for setting and achieving goals, as well how to organize your workspace for peak efficiency. 7109 2/12/2020 - 2/12/2020 1:00 - 4:00PM 1 ses W Johnson CC Bldg Room 3459 $89

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders and Emerging Leaders


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PROFESSIONAL QuickBooks – Level 1 Explore 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. Taught in QuickBooks desktop environment. See www. for recommended textbook information. 7025 1/29/2020 - 2/12/2020 5:30 - 8:30PM 3 ses W Berger LB Bldg Room 3129D $175

QuickBooks – Level 2 Further your knowledge of QuickBooks and improve your skills with this robust accounting software. Leave knowing how to customize forms, track inventory, use credit cards and sales tax and create reports or graphs. Explore the payroll feature in QuickBooks and learn how to create job estimates. Prerequisite: QuickBooks Level 1. Taught in QuickBooks desktop environment. See for recommended textbook information. 7026 2/19/2020 - 3/4/2020 5:30 - 8:30PM 3 ses W Berger LB Bldg Room 3129D $175

Report Writing and Document Design Want to see immediate improvement in your report writing projects? Learn to write for specific audiences, design documents for readability and clarity, and write concisely using plain English guidelines. Discuss and share ideas in this interactive workshop and learn to produce reports, simple or complex, that grab attention and get results. 7176 2/26/2020 - 2/26/2020 1:00 - 4:00PM 1 ses W Dubois CC Bldg Room 3459 $79


Small Business


Essentials for Starting a Small Business Thinking of starting a small business? Get an overview of the startup process beginning with common characteristics and attitudes of successful small business owners. From marketing, finance, operations and writing a business plan, we’ll focus on practical steps, not only to determine the feasibility of your idea, but to set you up for future success and reduce risk. Explore ideas for getting customers in the door, work out operations and procedures in advance for a flawless opening, and learn key financial concepts necessary during startup and in ongoing operation. 7075 2/5/2020 - 3/4/2020 6:30 - 9:30PM 5 ses W Coffey CC Bldg Room 3446 $225

An abundance of useful, practical information. Instructor very knowledgeable. – Audra M. on Get Your Etsy Shop Up and Running with Any Guelmann

How to Start a Small Food Business Set a strong foundation for your dream while an experienced food entrepreneur guides you through the process of starting a food business. Students will learn to cost products, prepare food-specific business plans and how to obtain health and other required permits. This step-by-step class will help set students up for success and avoid making costly mistakes. Class meets on Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 7091 2/1/2020 - 2/2/2020 Varies 2 ses Sa, Su Lewis CC Bldg Room 3355 $155

Intro to Social Media for Small Business Are you a small business owner with social media accounts but feel overwhelmed when it comes to using them? With so many social media platforms to choose from like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, finding the right fit for your needs can seem mind-boggling. We will focus primarily on Instagram and explore how your posts can be simultaneously leveraged with other platforms. We will talk about how to use social media in an effective, simplified manner to achieve your small business objectives. We will also touch on how to create consistency across your web and social media presence. #seeyouthere A $20 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7131 3/11/2020 - 3/18/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 2 ses W Sweeney LB Building Room 3129D $69

Work for Yourself Get Your Etsy Shop Up and Running Etsy is the largest e-commerce website devoted to handmade, vintage items and supplies. Learn about Etsy from a former employee who spent seven years working with sellers. Explore Etsy’s seller tools and policies, pricing strategies, getting clicks and sales, branding and trends, and best practices for dealing with buyers. We’ll do a product critique, photoshoot and list an item in your shop. (For US-based sellers. Fiscal and legal aspects excluded.) Students must have a basic seller account on Etsy (it’s not necessary to have items for sale). Bring a sample of your wares and a simple digital camera or camera phone. A $10 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. Bring a sack lunch. 7156 2/29/2020 - 3/1/2020 9:30AM - 4:00PM 2 ses Sa, Su Guelmann LB Building Room 3129D $149

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PROFESSIONAL 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! Lisa Foster has done numerous local and national spots, from website narratives and computer games to commercials like Crest Toothpaste® and Olay®, and even comedy bits! 7115 1/27/2020 - 1/27/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 1 ses M Foster CC Bldg Room 3357 $49

Work at Home Jobs for Real People Need extra income but can’t figure out what opportunities are legitimate? Learn how to identify scams, promote your talents and find legitimate work-at-home jobs. Whether you need to get out of debt, save for vacation or just need to get food on the table, you will learn what is available to achieve your goals. Internet/email required. 7080 1/29/2020 - 1/29/2020 6:30 - 9:30PM 1 ses W Mooradian CC Bldg Room 3345 $59

Become A Mystery Shopper Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch! Companies hire people to evaluate their stores. They need information to train workers and improve customer service, and you can earn extra income while you shop and eat! Learn who is hiring, what companies expect, writing evaluations, tax reporting and common scams. Internet/ email required. 7079 2/3/2020 - 2/3/2020 6:30 - 9:30PM 1 ses M Mooradian CC Bldg Room 3357 $59

Make Money Licensing Your Music Are you a composer, performer or songwriter? Do you have original music already recorded that’s just sitting around? Learn how to pitch your music for television, film and other media. This class will give you quick and easy information on all aspects of music licensing. Leave ready to advance your career and create a new income stream from future royalties. Feel free to bring a sample of your music to class and learn which markets to explore. 7113 2/29/2020 - 2/29/2020 9:00AM - 12:00PM 1 ses Sa Hartman CC Bldg Room 3355 $65

Clock Hours and CEUs Clock Hours Fee Teachers can earn Clock Hours with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for their Continuing Education class by registering for this fee. Pay this fee one time each quarter and earn clock hours for multiple classes! In order to grant clock hours, we need attendance verification from the instructor through a signed Clock Hours Reporting Form (provided upon registration). 7389 $15

Continuing Education Units (CEU) Fee

Instructor-Facilitated K-12 Classes • • • •

Generational Learning Styles Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Substitute Teacher Preparation Using Cell Phones in the Classroom online-learning/lern-ugotclass


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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ARTS Poetry Workshop In this ongoing, upbeat workshop, you will receive feedback on your poems and learn to provide constructive criticism as part of a community of writers. You will also examine the work of accomplished poets in order to develop a deeper appreciation of the elements of poetry and build skills by putting those elements into practice in poems and in-class exercises. 7169 1/25/2020 - 3/7/2020 11:00AM - 1:00PM 7 ses Sa Isaac CC Bldg Room 3343 $129

Poetry in Form

Writing Write Your First Book This course will help both beginning authors and those who need a nudge with a book underway. Rather than focus on how to write a specific genre (memoir, non-fiction or fiction), the course will include: how to know a good book idea when you meet one, deciding how to tell your story, plotting an arc, the importance of re-writing, and weekly exercises to get you writing and keep writing. Also, insider information on both traditional publishing and self-publishing and how to get an agent (and if you need one) will be covered. Taught by New York Times bestselling true crime author and veteran journalist, Rebecca Morris. 7149 1/9/2020 - 1/30/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 4 ses Th Morris CC Bldg Room 3350 $85

Beginning Fiction: Crash Course Improve the depth and flow of your storytelling in this class designed for new and developing creative writers. You will work step-by-step through a plan for a complete story including developing characters, mapping plot, writing dialogue and creating exciting beginnings and resolutions. Bring pen and paper and be prepared to write; you will have lots of exercises and opportunities for feedback. Don’t spend another day NOT writing— join us and bring your stories to life. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7086 1/21/2020 - 2/11/2020 6:15 - 8:15PM 4 ses Tu Hall CC Bldg Room 3357 $95


Writing Philosophy


Is this a writing class or a philosophy class? Yes, to both! Good writing isn’t all plot and character—much of it is arguing a point of view, and that means being clear, precise, and in the end, persuasive. Philosophers ask weird questions like, “Should we edit human DNA?” “What is knowledge?” and “Can machines think?” From these questions we will form and hone our arguments. We’ll be doing philosophy in this class and reading some short pieces by contemporary philosophers, all with an eye to sharpening your writing skills. See for textbook information. 7150 1/23/2020 - 3/5/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 7 ses Th Farr CC Bldg Room 3345 $119

Do you enjoy writing poetry and want to try your hand at different forms? In this class, students are introduced to different poetic forms, some classic and some modern. Each week we will look at examples of a specific poetry form, learn the history, and discuss effective and applicable writing techniques. We’ll also hold regular workshops and discuss each other’s work. This course is a great compliment to the Introduction to Poetry Workshop course and open to writers of all skill and experience levels. 7168 1/25/2020 - 3/7/2020 2:00 - 4:00PM 7 ses Sa Isaac CC Bldg Room 3343 $129

Easy Steps to Great Grammar Confused about grammar and punctuation? This fun, hands-on class will help you master the latest rules, avoid common errors, and write with confidence. We’ll cover apostrophes, verb tense, word usage, subject/verb agreement, commas/semicolons, style guides, how to avoid the 10 most common grammar and punctuation mistakes, and more. Class includes plenty of examples and exercises to help you practice your new skills. No class 2/17/20 due to Presidents Day. 7118 1/27/2020 - 3/2/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 5 ses M Jewell CC Bldg Room 3459 $165

Freelance Writing for Fun and Profit Make money, influence others, and express yourself with freelance writing! Learn to write compelling stories for magazines, blogs and websites. 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. 7122 2/3/2020 - 2/10/2020 6:30 - 9:00PM 2 ses M Dubois CC Bldg Room 3450 $79

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ARTS Self-Publishing Your e-Book

Reach readers and make money—without the need to find an agent or publisher—by self-publishing an e-book. Give new life to your book manuscripts, essay collections, blog posts, family histories, memoirs or poetry. Or use e-books to promote your business or profession. It’s never been easier to create and publish your own e-books! Class includes step-by-step instructions and plenty of examples. We’ll cover formatting your manuscript, creating a cover, choosing key words, understanding pricing options, tracking sales, marketing your books and much more. 7044 3/2/2020 - 3/16/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 3 ses M Dubois CC Bldg Room 3357 $99

Figure Drawing Experience drawing the human figure with the guidance of a skilled artist who works and teaches in the traditional, timehonored way. Hone your drawing skills as you work from short poses to longer, more considered poses. Join a community of figure drawing artists to 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. This class provides an open studio learning environment with plenty of critique and practice. Previous drawing experience is recommended. Price includes all model fees. See for supply list. 7103 1/10/2020 - 2/28/2020 6:00 - 8:30PM 8 ses F Chubotin AS Bldg Room 1532 $205

Drawing with Confidence This structured, 8-week, comprehensive course offers students an introduction to the essential skills needed for drawing anything. The course breaks down many of the elements of drawing such as careful drawing from still life objects, how to make accurate measurements and creating a composition using the useful Rule of Thirds. Drawing materials such as charcoal, pencil, ink, colored pencils and oil pastels will be used in depth. This class is a great way to get started drawing what you see and not what you know. See for supply list. 7005 1/11/2020 - 2/29/2020 12:30 - 2:30PM 8 ses Sa Schneider AS Bldg Room 1530 $149

Comics Memoir

Visual Arts Introduction to Drawing Learn the basic techniques of drawing while working from still life, places in our immediate environment and each other in this introductory drawing class. We will focus on the building blocks of drawing such as composition, measurement, line, shape, value, gesture and mark. You will become familiar with a variety of materials and approaches to drawing by studying artwork both historical and contemporary. Although instruction will be rooted in drawing from observation, we will explore the potential to abstract from what we see and experiment with working from memory. Throughout the course we will engage in group discussions. See for supply list. 7071 1/9/2020 - 3/12/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 10 ses Th Norsworthy AS Bldg Room 1532 $185

Drawing Basics: Right Brain Method

Kelly Froh Kelly has been deeply involved in the Seattle comics scene since 2006. She is one of the original founders of the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival. Kelly is dedicated to supporting the comics community and helping it grow and become more inclusive to women, people of color, LGBTQ+ and disabled persons. Kelly is living proof that comics are a medium open to everyone, capable of breaching social and cultural barriers and ideal for opening hearts and minds. Visit www.cargocollective. com/kefroh to learn more about Kelly’s work.  


Utilizing whole brain research, explore techniques that artists use to draw. Examine left hemisphere attributes (balancing a checkbook) vs. right hemisphere (drawing, music), and do exercises that favor the right’s visual system. Through step-bystep exercises, learn to see in an unselfconscious way that builds confidence to create surprisingly realistic drawings. See www. for supply list and textbook information. 7073 1/28/2020 - 2/25/2020 6:00 - 9:00PM 5 ses Tu Wallat CC Building Room 1254A $135

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to tell your life story through words AND pictures? Following a brief history of the comic book memoir genre and a discussion of the graphic novel medium, students will explore their life experience through drawing and writing activities. No experience necessary. By the end of class, students will put their work together in a finished booklet. A $25 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. See www.learnatnorth. org for supply list. 7000 1/21/2020 - 3/10/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses Tu Froh CC Bldg Room 3460 $145


WINTER 2020 North Seattle College Continuing Education

ARTS Abstract Oils with Cold Wax Medium 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. No class on 2/14. 7041 1/10/2020 - 3/20/2020 10:00AM - 1:00PM 10 ses F Paquette CC Bldg Room 1349A $249

Oil Painting for Beginners

Painting and Abstraction with Acrylics Discover the art of modern life: learn a new way of thinking and seeing, and create dynamic abstract paintings. Express your inner self through your work with this more personal and expressive mode of painting. This class is designed for all levels of experience. Class process includes discussion of contemporary issues, demonstrations of materials, style, and structure and the simple concepts behind the actions. In this course you will be painting with acrylics. See for supply list. 7040 1/7/2020 - 3/10/2020 1:30 - 4:30PM 10 ses Tu Paquette CC Bldg Room 1349A $249

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, color and harmony, line and shape while creating 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. 7042 1/9/2020 - 3/12/2020 10:00AM - 1:00PM 10 ses Th Paquette CC Bldg Room 1349A $249


Collage and Paint


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 graphic design. This class provides the space and framework to create some fun and compelling collage art through demos of design basics, painting and collaging techniques. No previous experience required. See www. for supply list. 7088 1/9/2020 - 3/12/2020 1:30 - 4:30PM 10 ses Th Paquette CC Bldg Room 1349A $249

In this class students learn the fundamentals of painting with oils, gaining a knowledge of the materials and a range of approaches both historical and contemporary. Through assignments based in observation, students will explore basic concepts of painting such as composing with color, value, gesture, shape and line, as well as different ways of applying paint to canvas, panel and paper with brush and palette knife. Students will learn how to create and work from a still-life, self-portrait, as well as from each other. Kits will be available through Artist & Craftsman at a discounted price. See for supply list. 7095 1/10/2020 - 3/13/2020 9:00AM - 12:00PM 10 ses F Norsworthy AS Bldg Room 1530 $249

Watercolors for Everyone This exciting and popular eight-week class offers complete beginners and intermediate students an energized, interactive and in-depth introduction to watercolor painting. The structured approach breaks down many of the elements of watercolor, enabling students to approach an understanding of the materials, composition and effects of colors in their painting. The instructor will focus on the individual student’s level of experience, allowing them to gain the tools and abilities to discover their own personal style. Class time will be spent painting still life objects inspired by English and French painters. This is a fun and relaxed class and one of the best introduction courses in Seattle. See www. for supply list. 7004 1/11/2020 - 2/29/2020 10:00AM - 12:00PM 8 ses Sa Schneider AS Bldg Room 1530 $149

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ARTS Intermediate Ceramics Ignite your creativity and fashion objects in clay using the fundamental techniques of hand building and wheel work. Weekly demonstrations will alternate between wheel work and hand building, while exploring techniques such as adding color to your clay, altering work made on the wheel, and creating bisque molds. Ceramics discovery awaits you! Some previous ceramics instruction is recommended. Includes four hours of open studio time on Saturday afternoon; additional open studio time can be purchased by enrolling in the Ceramics Open Studio Class. See for supply list. Class size is limited and this class fills up quickly. Register online or by phone to confirm there is space in the class. Mailed registration is not recommended. 7049 1/7/2020 - 3/10/2020 6:00 - 9:00PM 10 ses Tu Georger AS Bldg Room 1630 $265

Intensive Watercolor Workshop This intensive workshop will give beginners and those with some experience the skills and confidence to create watercolors. It will help you understand the materials used to create a watercolor and why knowing which colors are warm, transparent and opaque is so important. Explore how to create a color chart, paint from a still life and correct mistakes. Learn with one of the most respected and experienced watercolor teachers in Seattle. Please plan to attend both classes and bring a sack lunch. See www.learnatnorth. org for supply list. 7006 3/7/2020 - 3/14/2020 10:00AM - 3:00PM 2 ses Sa Schneider AS Bldg Room 1530 $85

The Art of Calligraphy: Pointed Pen Play Come and play with the pointed pen and try out its unique qualities. We will begin the class learning the traditional copperplate strokes and later develop some more playful and contemporary expressions. Weekly projects will make use of our new skills. For all levels of interest. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7097 2/5/2020 - 3/4/2020 6:00 - 8:00PM 5 ses W Shiovitz CC Bldg Room 3345 $99

3D Arts Beginning Ceramics

More clay, more ceramics savvy. Enhance your wheel-throwing and hand-building skills with more challenging forms, participate in group critiques and learn more about the ceramics process (e.g., loading, firing and glazes). Class will be structured around projects or themes each quarter and will include weekly demos. Previous ceramics instruction is required. Includes four hours of open studio time on Saturday afternoon; additional open studio time can be purchased by enrolling in Ceramics Open Studio Class. See for supply list. Class size is limited and this class fills up quickly. Register online or by phone to confirm there is space in the class. Mailed registration is not recommended. 7054 1/9/2020 - 3/12/2020 6:00 - 9:00PM 10 ses Th Jackson AS Bldg Room 1630 $265

Introduction to Sculpture Learn all the essentials of sculpture, including coiling, slabbing and building solid over an armature, as well as decoration and finishing techniques. We will have fewer projects in class, allowing us to focus on learning form and execution. This is a great class for those new to clay as well as those experienced with the wheel. Includes four hours of open studio time on Saturday afternoon; additional open studio time can be purchased by enrolling in the Ceramics Open Studio Class. See for supply list. 7093 1/12/2020 - 3/15/2020 10:00AM - 1:00PM 10 ses Su Carter AS Bldg Room 1630 $265


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. This course is intended for beginner students new to ceramics. Students may repeat for up to four quarters. Includes four hours of open studio time on Saturday afternoon; additional open studio time can be purchased by enrolling in the Ceramics Open Studio Class. See for supply list. Class size is limited and this class fills up quickly. Register online or by phone to confirm there is space in the class. Mailed registration is not recommended. 7069 1/11/2020 - 3/14/2020 10:00AM - 1:00PM 10 ses Sa Jackson AS Bldg Room 1630 $265

Advanced Ceramics


WINTER 2020 North Seattle College Continuing Education

ARTS Introduction to Lost Wax Casting

Ceramics Open Studio Need extra time to work on your Ceramics pieces? This open studio time is an opportunity to work in the Ceramics studio at your own pace. No demos or instruction, just self-directed work and practice time. This open studio class is only open to students who concurrently enroll in a Continuing Education ceramics class at North Seattle College. Space is limited. 7067 1/13/2020 - 3/2/2020 6:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses M Staff AS Bldg Room 1630 $59 7066 1/17/2020 - 3/6/2020 1:00 - 4:00PM 8 ses F Staff AS Bldg Room 1630 $59

Polymer Clay Workshop Learn to make customized tools, polymer clay pendants, beads, earrings, buttons, sculpture, boxes...whatever you want! Explore creating textures and patterns using rubber stamps, found objects, cookie cutters, stencils, acrylic paint, mica powders and more. This class will cover how to prep the clay, mix and blend colors, and different ways to construct and cut items. Finally, we’ll learn how to bake, polish and if, when and how to seal your clay pieces. Go home with original art ready for wear or display. A $10 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. See for supply list. 7133 2/22/2020 - 3/21/2020 10:00AM - 2:00PM 5 ses Sa Arnold CC Bldg Room 1349A $189


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. Supply list will be provided at first day of class. 7048 1/9/2020 - 3/12/2020 6:30 - 9:30PM 10 ses Th Graham AS Bldg Room 1633 $265

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. 7046 1/7/2020 - 3/10/2020 6:30 - 9:30PM 10 ses Tu Foy AS Bldg Room 1633 $265

Discover the lost wax casting process and its applications for jewelry design, functional objects and art metal forms. Explore wax carving and techniques for model making, model investing, centrifugal casting and finishing objects. Techniques will be demonstrated through crafting rings, pendants and jewelry scale objects. We’ll also cover the proper use of tools and equipment necessary to carve waxes for successful model casting, spruing techniques, proper investment procedures and design elements that relate to better cast objects. Additional topics may include: stone setting in wax, simple mechanisms and finishing tricks. We will also discuss how to work with the jewelry industry to get your production work done. Students should have basic jewelry skills, including how to saw, file, solder and finish. See www.learnatnorth. org for supply list. 7094 1/8/2020 - 3/11/2020 6:30 - 9:30PM 10 ses W Stenhouse AS Bldg Room 1633 $265

Photography Photography Basics: Techniques and Art 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 color class will cover the basics of camera operation: f-stops, shutter speeds, iso, white balance, lenses, exposure & metering, filters, flash and more. Bring your digital DSLR or digital mirrorless camera that can be put kept on manual to class (no point and shoot cameras; contact instructor if unsure). A tripod is recommended. Instructor’s work has appeared in National Geographic publications. See for textbook information. Class includes two Sunday afternoon field trips on 1/12 and 1/19/2020 (details given in class). 7047 1/11/2020 - 2/1/2020 8:30 - 10:30AM 4 ses Sa Stahl CC Bldg Room 3459 $149

robert stahl Robert is an award-winning professional photographer who also teaches for the Pacific N o r t hwest A r t S ch o ol . H e has led photo trips to Nepal, Antarctica, Patagonia, Alaska, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kenya, Iceland, France's Provence, Peru, India, the Desert Southwest and our own Pacific Northwest. His work has appeared in both Eastman Kodak and National Geographic publications, and he is represented by Getty Images. He credits the work and philosophy of Ernst Haas, Freeman Patterson and Sam Abell as major influences.

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ARTS Drama Improv for Everyone Many of today’s comedic actors from feature films and TV have one thing in common: a background in improv comedy! Whether your aspirations are for Hollywood, the stage, or just to be the funniest person in the room, Improv for Everyone is a great place to start. In this class, you will play warm-up games and learn to improvise comedic scenes with partners. No experience is necessary; just a willingness to play and have fun! 7104 1/14/2020 - 3/3/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses Tu Lee LB Bldg Room 1132 $145

Using Devised Theater as a Catalyst for Social Change

Intermediate Photography: Seeing in Black & White This course in black and white photography will explore the relationship between the fundamental elements of line, shape, texture and perspective. By learning how to see and compose with shades of gray, one can use light to create gradations of tone and value. The notions of simplicity and minimalism will be emphasized. We will also cover how to create black and white digital files from color. Tripod required. Instructor’s work has appeared in National Geographic publications. See for textbook information. Class includes two Sunday morning field trips 1/12 and 1/19/2020 (details given in class). 7092 1/11/2020 - 2/1/2020 10:40AM - 12:40PM 4 ses Sa Stahl CC Bldg Room 3459 $149

Camera Basics: What’s That Button For? Finally! Discover how to get out of your DSLR camera’s auto mode and into using your camera to its fullest potential. You will learn how to use the manual controls on your digital camera to take phenomenal photos. This course is great for beginners who are looking to take their photography to the next level. Bring your digital camera. 7045 1/16/2020 - 2/20/2020 6:30 - 9:30PM 6 ses Th Saber CC Bldg Room 3460 $255

Lightroom for Photographers

You Can Tell Stories! Join others who are finding their voice, collecting their words, standing up and telling stories! Whether you want to use storytelling in your work or for personal enjoyment, this fun and supportive class will help you develop and practice your oratory talents and stage presence. We begin by learning methods of telling stories without memorization, cover story structure and skills for telling through small group work and weekly presentations by students. By the final class, you will be putting those skills to work and polishing a ten-minute presentation. Attending local events will be encouraged. By participating in the class, all students will earn a year’s membership in the Seattle Storytellers Guild! 7151 2/4/2020 - 3/3/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 5 ses Tu Irwin CC Bldg Room 3453 $99


Take charge of your photographs with Adobe Lightroom. Do you have hundreds of digital photos and want to find them faster? Learn how to manage, organize, edit and share your images via social media, slideshows, books and print with Adobe Lightroom. The software is designed exclusively for photographers, so you can spend less time with your COMPUTER and more time with your CAMERA! Proven side effects include taking fewer and even better photos! Bring your own laptop to class with either Adobe’s Lightroom Classic CC or the original desktop software (for example, Lightroom 6) already installed. We will NOT be using Adobe’s Lightroom CC mobile version. See for textbook information. 7112 1/18/2020 - 2/8/2020 9:00AM - 1:00PM 4 ses Sa Saber CC Bldg Room 3350 $255

Take a deep dive into theater as a means to educate, advocate, inspire and build community. Drawing from Augusto Boal’s groundbreaking work, Theater of the Oppressed, we will tap into the group’s personal experiences to create a collaborative performance piece around a selected social issue. Discover how devised theater can inspire social change using activities that tap into experience around various socially relevant issues. Through theatre games, idea-generating activities and free writing, we will discover our unique performance piece designed to shape the world for the better. Bring a notebook and pen to class. End of the quarter performance in front of an audience on 3/23. No class on 2/17 due to Presidents Day. 7145 1/27/2020 - 3/23/2020 6:30 - 9:00PM 8 ses M Friedman LB Bldg Room 1132 $179


WINTER 2020 North Seattle College Continuing Education

ARTS Jazz Piano Intensive DOUG ZANGAR Doug has taught many a group guitar class in his over 25 years’ experience as a college educator. He has a Masters Degree in Music, bringing that knowledge combined with 40 plus years of playing guitar to the classroom. His performance background includes tours and shows with numerous name acts, including Vic Damone and The 5th Dimension.

Music Beginning Guitar 1 Pick up the guitar and play! Learn chords, strum patterns, tablature and notes while learning songs. Pick up some basic theory. In this comfortable class environment, have fun while learning the fundamentals that make guitar playing rewarding. Bring your acoustic guitar and required textbooks to class. See for textbook information. A $10 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7015 1/22/2020 - 3/11/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses W Zangar CC Bldg Room 1254A $165

Beginning Guitar 2 Take your guitar playing to the next level. This course continues with the basic techniques learned in Beginning Guitar I. More strumming patterns, picking patterns and chords useful for contemporary songs as well as the classics. Learn more Blues techniques and improvise on the form. Prerequisite: Beginning Guitar 1, or the ability to play open chords and basic note reading skills. Bring your acoustic guitar and required books to class. See www. for textbook information. A $10 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7087 1/25/2020 - 3/14/2020 9:30 - 11:30AM 8 ses Sa Zangar CC Bldg Rm 1360 $165


Beginning Piano


Anyone can learn to play Chopsticks, but wouldn’t you like to learn how to play piano properly? Learn to read and play music from the very start. This class is designed for the absolute beginner as well as repeat students. New students with previous piano experience should contact the instructor at to assess your level. See for textbook information. 7061 1/7/2020 - 3/10/2020 7:00 - 8:30PM 10 ses Tu Henry LB Bldg Room 1228 $165

Doug was very engaged, entertaining, and presented the material well! He was cognizant of the level of the class as a whole and progressed the group appropriately. – Heather C. on Beginning Guitar 1 with Doug Zangar

Have you ever wanted to see the keyboard through the eyes of a professional piano player? Do you dream of the day you play like a seasoned pro? Skip years of studying music that leaves you uninspired and discover the priceless secrets of the professional jazz pianist. This class is for students who have taken classical piano and/or have some experience with jazz piano and are willing to invest the time it takes to advance. A $25 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. Piano practice rooms are available for students to use during the evenings. No class on 1/20 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day and 2/17 due to Presidents Day. 7135 1/13/2020 - 3/16/2020 7:00 - 8:30PM 8 ses M Willrich LB Bldg Room 1228 $135

Jazz Ensemble Practice and perform the newest big-band arrangements which cover all styles of big-band jazz. This class combines talents of professional and student musicians in the big-band experience. Membership is by audition only; registration is required within 10 business days of the first class session. End of the quarter performance on 3/18. 7134 1/15/2020 - 3/18/2020 8:00 - 10:00PM 10 ses W Radke LB Bldg Room 1142 $159

How to Read Music

Whether you’re an aspiring singer or learning a new instrument, knowing how to read music will accelerate your skill acquisition and enhance your appreciation for music. Explore the fundamentals of sight-reading and learn to identify and name notes; understand the bass and treble clefs, their ledger lines, as well as key and time signatures (simple and compound meters), learn note values and their equivalent rests. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7007 2/6/2020 - 2/20/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 3 ses Th Zangar LB Bldg Room 1228 $59

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HOME & GARDEN The instructor armed us with well-thought-out strategies for pushing through common psychological obstacles. Coming up with concrete suggestions was helpful, and I’ve implemented them in my sorting/organization work already where I previously had ‘hit a wall.’ – Diane C. on Personal Organizing and Clutter Clearing with Rebecca Ross

Basic Carpentry and Woodworking

Garden Winter Gardening: Pruning and Prepping

This class provides both classroom instruction and outdoor demonstrations to prepare you for winter gardening in Seattle. Start in the classroom, discussing specific topics relevant to the Seattle gardener, including how best to prune roses. Then, go outside to the college’s Arboretum for pruning demonstrations and winter interest plant material. Bring a warm coat, hat and gloves. Class meets off-campus at South Seattle College, 6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle. 7172    2/22/2020-2/23/2020   10:00AM-12:00PM     2 ses     Sa, Su Pollock           Off Campus: Landscape Horticulture Bldg Room TBA $55

Basic Hands-On Home Repair and Maintenance Through hands-on techniques and classroom demonstrations, learn a variety of home improvement 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 $45 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. No textbooks are needed but a general home repair book (Readers Digest, Black & Decker, etc.) might enhance class demos. 7102 1/22/2020 - 1/29/2020 6:00 - 9:30PM 2 ses W Marx CC Bldg Room 1349A $119

See page 33 for off-campus class locations. The & in class descriptions indicate the following locations: = Seattle Central College

= South Seattle College

Personal Organizing and Clutter Clearing Feeling overwhelmed by objects and papers in your home? Learn to create rooms and systems that support you rather than drain you. Using Clutter Assessment clearing and organizing principles, we’ll break old patterns and learn new skills. Find that letter, reclaim the counter tops and align your inner and outer worlds. We will create strategies for change and discuss concrete methods of tackling clutter and chaos. 7137 2/11/2020 - 2/18/2020 7:00 - 8:30PM 2 ses Tu Ross CC Bldg Room 3455 $45 REBECCA ROSS An architect for more than 20 years, Rebecca became involved in helping people tackle their clutter problems as preparation for feng shui applications and energy clearing in a space. Her blend of practical organizing skills, personal warmth and humor supports her clients in creating balanced nurturing environments in which to live and work. In her career as an architect and network administrator Rebecca developed pragmatic skills in both spatial and informational organization. As a long time practitioner of meditation and T’ai Chi she is experienced in balancing energy and cultivating stillness in body, mind and surroundings. With her assistance each client is empowered to create meaningful and lasting change.



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 your own toolbox. A $45 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. Emailed directions will be provided a few days before the first class. Class meets from 6:009:30 pm on 2/13 and from 6:00-9:00 pm on 2/20 and 2/27/20. 7101 2/13/2020 - 2/27/2020 Varies 3 ses Th Marx University of Washington Art Bldg Room 117 $199


WINTER 2020 North Seattle College Continuing Education

FOOD & WINE Cooking The Everyday Diet: Cooking for Life

Explore cooking for a long and healthy life! Learn recipes based on scientific research from the USC Longevity Institute’s studies into food’s role in our health and wellness. Make Omega 3-rich salmon cakes, homemade kale pasta with pesto and chia, roasted garlic hummus, homemade pita, roasted and stuffed eggplant with farro and walnut chermoula sauce, Mexi-chop salad with black beans, roasted peppers and Green Goddess avocado dressing. You’ll be introduced to food so interesting and delicious you won’t miss the meat, sugar or the weight you will incidentally shed! This class is suitable for Vegan diets. A $40 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7163 1/14/2020 - 1/28/2020 6:00 - 9:00PM 3 ses Tu Brownstein Kitchen Coach Cooking School $135

Knife Skills Julienne, chiffonade, brunoise, chop, slice, dice, mince... Learn different knife cuts as well as parts of a knife, knife grips, which knife for which task, how to care for your knives and most importantly how to keep your knives razor sharp. This class will revolutionize the way you use your most important kitchen tool. Bring an apron (optional) and a knife to sharpen. A $20 materials fee is due to the instructor in class. 7159 1/7/2020 - 1/7/2020 6:00 - 9:00PM 1 ses Tu Brownstein Kitchen Coach Cooking School $49 7160 3/3/2020 - 3/3/2020 6:00 - 9:00PM 1 ses Tu Brownstein Kitchen Coach Cooking School $49

Desserts Chocolatier Spend the afternoon in our kitchen learning all about glorious chocolates; white, dark and milk varieties. We’ll temper our chocolate so it sets up with the perfect snap and gloss to create delicious and unique molds. Make truffles or cups filled with peanut butter, lemon verbena, earl grey, mascarpone coffee cream, salted caramel, raspberry filled dark chocolate or your own original creations. We use only high-quality chocolate, natural ingredients and flavorings so you’ll leave class with an artisan box of filled chocolates, recipes and the know-how for you to do it all again anytime. A $30 materials fee is due to the instructor in class. 7161 2/4/2020 - 2/4/2020 6:00 - 9:00PM 1 ses Tu Brownstein Kitchen Coach Cooking School $49


Culinary Geographic: Japan


Makizushi, Yakitori, Miso, Ramen, Udon, Edamame! Each class will focus on traditional techniques as well as modern adaptations to create some staple Japanese foods. Learn to make omemade ramen, fresh sushi rolls, Onigiri, Sukiyaki, curry rice and more. Come experience this island nation’s unique culinary traditions and add Japan to your culinary repertoire. Bring an apron and container for leftovers (optional). A $40 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7162 2/12/2020 - 2/26/2020 6:00 - 9:00PM 3 ses W Brownstein Kitchen Coach Cooking School $135

As someone who cooks often, the information offered in this class is practical and important knowledge. It will change the way you cook!

– Mary S. on Knife Skills with Debbie Brownstein

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FOOD & WINE See page 33 for off-campus class locations. The & in class descriptions indicate the following locations: = Seattle Central College

= South Seattle College

Wine & Spirits Wine 101

Introduction to Cake Series Are you a fan of reality cake shows and long to be the next great cake baker? Do you want to make one-of-a-kind creations for family and friends? Cakes could be your next great passion! Join award-winning Sugar Artist and Food Network Competitor, Michele Sweeney, for a fun-filled class on the basics of cake making from start to finish. In this hands-on beginner class, you will learn to bake the perfect cake, make different types of butter cream, receive step-by-step guidance in piping techniques and experience the excitement of making your cake a work of art. Discover how easy it is to create the perfect dessert for any occasion in a collaborative and supportive environment. A $50 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. Bring a sack lunch. 7128 1/12/2020 - 2/2/2020 10:00AM - 2:00PM 4 ses Su Sweeney CC Bldg Room 1259A $255 7129 2/23/2020 - 3/15/2020 10:00AM - 2:00PM 4 ses Su Sweeney CC Bldg Room 1259A $255

Go beyond “red or white?” and learn about the history of wine, the basics of wine chemistry, wine making, how to taste and evaluate wine, and how to pair wine with food. We’ll also cover how to store wine and decide when it’s ready to drink. You’ll sample wines from around the world to help you most fully appreciate the subject. Students must be 21 or older; picture ID required. Please eat before you come to class. A $20 materials fee is due to the instructor in class. 7098 2/3/2020 - 2/3/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 1 ses M LeClaire & Gronbeck The Barrel Thief Wine and Whiskey Bar $39

Cookie Decorating – Custom Cookies

Collaboration between instructors was engaging, complimentary and very informative in covering a wide range of topics and tastings. I enjoyed the open forum and dialogue. – Christopher B. on Wine 101 with Christopher Gronbeck and David LeClaire


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 $20 materials fee is due to the instructor in class. 7055 3/7/2020 - 3/7/2020 10:00AM - 1:00PM 1 ses Sa Garcia CC Bldg Room 1161 $55


WINTER 2020 North Seattle College Continuing Education

FITNESS 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. New and experienced students welcome in this continuous class! Section 7152: No class on 1/19 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day and on 2/16 due to Presidents Day. 7152 1/12/2020 - 3/15/2020 9:00 - 10:00AM 8 ses Su Henricksen Greenwood Masonic Lodge $115 7153 1/14/2020 - 3/5/2020 9:30 - 10:30AM 16 ses Tu, Th Henricksen Greenwood Masonic Lodge $179

Fitness Recovery

Exercise 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 in the Wellness Center for the quarter. Bring a water bottle and towel and be ready to get strong! No class on 2/6, 3/3 and 3/5. 7140 1/7/2020 - 3/19/2020 6:00 - 7:30PM 19 ses Tu, Th Brenith WC Bldg Room 0827D $255


Core Matters Pilates – Mat Work


Consider the next 10 years—those physical activities you’re able to do in the decades to come are determined by your behavioral choices now. Adapting a joint-friendly, core-focused exercise program that balances strength with flexibility, rehydrates the fascial matrix and enhances posture can be life changing. Safely stretch those tight hips and lower back. Learn to relax overworked muscles while waking up underused ones, allowing neck and shoulder tensions to fade. Find your abdominals. Start feeling good NOW. Your instructor is positive, experienced and certified. Class is taught in a supportive atmosphere with plenty of modifications to accommodate varying abilities. Bring a Pilates mat and two-pound hand weights. 7124 1/14/2020 - 3/17/2020 6:30 - 7:30PM 10 ses Tu Mattheiss OneLife Community Church $165

See page 33 for off-campus class locations. The & in class descriptions indicate the following locations: = Seattle Central College

= South Seattle College

Are sore, tired or tight muscles preventing you from working out as often or as hard as you’d like? Learn from a sports massage therapist how to improve your comfort and recovery speed between workouts through various forms of self-massage, passive range of motion, stretching and recovery techniques. We’ll explore basic muscle anatomy and kinesiology to help answer questions such as “Why would you stretch your hip if your knee hurts?” and “Is stretching always the answer?” This class will help you understand what to do after a workout, and why. A $30 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7121 1/25/2020 - 2/15/2020 9:00 - 10:00AM 4 ses Sa Brenith CC Bldg Room 1254A $85

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FITNESS 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 while finding the similarities between these unique 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 will receive a free session. Wear comfortable shoes. No previous experience or partner required. 7002 1/16/2020 - 2/20/2020 7:00 - 8:00PM 6 ses Th Lykes Phinney Neighborhood Center Room 2 $75

Queer-Friendly Swing & Western Two-Step Dance

Dance Beginning Ballet for Adults Join a welcoming, moderately-paced course for students with or without previous dance experience. We’ll begin with basic movements at the barre to develop a fundamental understanding of ballet technique, then practice simple exercises across the floor. This class is designed to help students tap into their own creative intelligence while moving, sweating and having fun! Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for full range of movement. Ballet shoes are optional—they cost about $25—or students are welcome to wear socks instead. 7063 1/15/2020 - 3/4/2020 6:30 - 7:45PM 8 ses W Wilson WC Bldg Room 0827D $149

Ballroom Basics and Beyond

Learn to Waltz: Slow and Brazilian Samba

We’ll dance the slow waltz and the Brazilian Waltz, also known as the samba! The slow waltz is a well-known, traditional ballroom dance with gentle rise and fall and lovely sway. The samba is a faster-moving and fun Latin dance, full of rhythm and sass. We will learn steps shared by both dances, but different in technique and style. Couples and singles welcome. Wear comfortable shoes that stay on your feet. 7146 1/16/2020 - 3/5/2020 7:35 - 8:35PM 8 ses Th Boarman CC Bldg Room 1456 $115

Argentine Tango: Experience the Passion! Learn how to dance Argentine Tango with one of Seattle’s most experienced dance teachers. Come learn about the culture of tango, get comfortable social dancing, meet great people and have lots of fun! No experience or partner required. Wear casual, comfortable clothing and clean, flat or low-heeled shoes. New and experienced students welcome in this continuous class! 7059 1/23/2020 - 2/27/2020 7:00 - 8:00PM 6 ses Th Badion University Heights Community Center Room 108 $75


The perfect class for those wanting to improve their dancing skills, as well as those stepping onto the dance floor for the first time. The course will include two dances—one smooth (foxtrot, waltz, tango, quickstep) and one Latin (including, but not limited to, rumba, cha-cha, samba) or swing. This course will prepare you for social dancing, weddings and parties. Wear comfortable shoes that stay on your feet. Singles and couples welcome. 7050 1/16/2020 - 3/5/2020 6:30 - 7:30PM 8 ses Th Boarman CC Bldg Room 1456 $115

Partner dancing is bliss! In this 6-week class, we welcome the entire queer community as we explore the basics of partner dancing with fun moves and combinations. We’ll explore swing, Western Two-Step, salsa and cha-cha while finding the similarities between these unique dance forms. This is a queer-centered dance class that anyone can attend. No previous experience or partner required. 7001 1/16/2020 - 2/20/2020 8:15 - 9:15PM 6 ses Th Lykes Phinney Neighborhood Center Room 2 $75


WINTER 2020 North Seattle College Continuing Education

FITNESS Movement Beginning Tai Chi (Grasping the Sparrow’s Tail) 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. All students of Beginning Tai Chi are required to complete Section One of the solo form, before advancing to the Continuing class. Class includes membership in the Wellness Center for the quarter. 7064 1/11/2020 - 3/14/2020 9:10 - 10:40AM 10 ses Sa Sharp WC Bldg Room 0827D $139

Continuing Tai Chi (Grasping the Sparrow’s Tail 2) Our focus is to complete and refine the long form, which consists of four sections containing about 45 postures each. Partner drills and beginning pushing hands enhance each student’s comprehension of the subtle and profound nature of Tai Chi Chuan. For students who have completed Beginning Tai Chi and wish to learn more. Class includes membership in the Wellness Center for the quarter. 7065 1/11/2020 - 3/14/2020 10:45AM - 12:15PM 10 ses Sa Sharp WC Bldg Room 0827D $139


DENNIS SHARP Dennis is well-regarded by his peers for his dedication to teaching and his knowledge of Taijiquan and Qigong. With more than thirty years of experience as an instructor and scholar, students find his classes fun and informative. Student testimonials often laud the sincerity, wit and patience that he brings to his teaching style. Dennis has been a contributing instructor for North Seattle College Continuing Education programs since 2004.


Tai Chi Ruler: Simple Exercises for Health and Longevity Tai Chi Ruler (Chih) is a form of Taoist Yoga (Dao-yin) that features 12 easy-to-learn exercises that are practiced with (or without) a Chih—a special wooden dowel that is held between the palms to help guide the circulation of vital energy (Qi). Easier to learn than Tai Chi with all the same great health benefits, Tai Chi Chih is a complete low-impact aerobic system that relieves stress, improves respiration, increases circulation and enhances neuromuscular coordination. 7141 1/14/2020 - 3/3/2020 7:00 - 8:00PM 8 ses Tu Sharp Phinney Neighborhood Center Room 5 $95

Taoist Tai Chi Enjoy better health and relieve pain and stress by engaging in a low-impact exercise—Taoist Tai Chi. Taoist Tai Chi is a health based soft form of martial arts that helps to increase flexibility and improve balance through a series of easy movements. Tai Chi, also known as moving meditation, can be practiced anywhere, anytime, in a group or alone. Join this continuously running class to discover the health benefits of this ancient practice. Class meets off campus at the Fremont Abbey, in the Sanctuary, 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle. 7167 1/15/2020 - 3/4/2020 6:00 - 7:30PM 8 ses W Lombardi Fremont Abbey Sanctuary $65

I especially like the way the instructor teaches his class. I am a beginner and he is very patient with me, and he pushes me to improve and try harder. He is very knowledgeable and I really enjoy being part of the class. – Maria S. on Beginning Tai Chi (Grasping the Sparrow’s Tail) with Dennis Sharp

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ENRICHMENT M. O’Lisa Johnson M. O’Lisa Johnson’s experience with sewing, design, fashion and business extends over three decades. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development with concentrations in Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. After launching a small business venture, O’Lisa enrolled in the Apparel Design & Services Program at Seattle Central Community College where design and production took front and center stage. Today O’Lisa is owner of O’Lisa J Designs, a small design and consulting business.

Crafts Beginning Sewing

Discover how to create skin-pampering soap the old-fashioned way using lye, fats and oils. Learn both hot and cold process soap making techniques. Leave class with eight bars of soap, recipes, instructions and a list of ingredient suppliers. Handmade soap makes a perfect gift. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor in class. 7170 2/9/2020 - 2/9/2020 11:00AM - 3:30PM 1 ses Su Davies CC Bldg Room 1259A $89 7174 3/22/2020 - 3/22/2020 11:00AM - 3:30PM 1 ses Su Davies CC Bldg Room 1259A $89

Nature & Science Geology at the New Burke Museum

The Burke Museum, our Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture, has a new home and you can be among the first to explore it! We will discuss geologic history, resources and natural hazards of Washington State in coordination with a class field trip to the new museum where twice as much of the collection is on view as was in the old building. The field trip to the museum on the University of Washington campus is Sunday, 2/9/20 for approximately two hours. Students must pay for their transportation to/from the field trip, entry fees (if applicable), and food/ drink costs while on the field trip. Bring a notebook to class. See www. for recommended textbook. 7016 1/16/2020 - 3/12/2020 7:30 - 9:00PM 9 ses Th Easterday CC Bldg Room 3349 $135

The instructor was very patient and so knowledgeable. – Kathleen F. on Beginning Sewing with O’Lisa Johnson


No more struggling through sewing projects; learn to sew the fun and easy way! Practice pattern reading, choosing the right fabrics and laying out fabric to create a finished piece you can be proud of. Whether you want to redecorate your home, make crafts or clothes, we‘ll get you stitching in the right direction. Fabric and patterns provided for the first two projects. At the first session, instructor will provide a guide to assist in the fabric purchase for the final apparel project; students are responsible for purchasing fabric for this final project. Bring your sewing machine in good working order, power cord, foot control, bobbins,operator’s manual (if available), sharp scissors, tape measure and straight pins. See for supply list. A $25 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. Section 7062: No class on 2/17 due to Presidents Day. 7117 1/25/2020 - 2/15/2020 9:00AM - 2:00PM 4 ses Sa Johnson CC Building Room 1161 $185 7062 1/27/2020 - 3/23/2020 6:30 - 9:00PM 8 ses M Johnson CC Building Room 1161 $185

Introduction to Soap Making


WINTER 2020 North Seattle College Continuing Education

ENRICHMENT Winter Birds of the Skagit Flats Winter is one of the most spectacular times to bird in the Pacific Northwest. The river flats of the Skagit, Samish and Stilliguamish are awash in swans, snow geese, eagles, hawks and falcons. This area is rich with winter avian visitors seeking shelter and food along the Pacific flyway. Class time will introduce you to the identification of common species of waterfowl and raptors large and small. The field trip will take you to the richest areas of the river flats, where Peregrines hunt, Bald Eagles soar, Trumpeter Swans and Snow Geese fill the air. Travel related expenses will be shared among driver and passengers. Class meets in classroom on Thursday, 2/6 from 6:30-8:30 pm and on Sunday, 2/9/2020 from 8:00 am-3:00 pm for an all-day field trip. 7099 2/6/2020 - 2/9/2020 Varies 2 ses Th, Su Rose CC Bldg Room 3350 $99

Personal Gender and Social Identity Theories


Develop a shared understanding of how gender is shaped by our families, friends, society and the media. Gender dictates how we are named and dressed as youth, but it also has broader implications for economic access, resource allocation, educational socialization and career options later in life. Explore social identity theory as it relates to a person’s concept of self as determined by social groups. We’ll discuss how a person’s identity is shaped by varying social contexts and how we can partake in a more diverse and supportive community. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. 7155 1/14/2020 - 2/4/2020 6:30 - 9:30PM 4 ses Tu Fisher CC Bldg Room 3350 $169


D’Andre Fisher D’Andre serves in the inaugural role of Associate Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at North Seattle College. Prior to this position, D’Andre served as the Special Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Operations in the Office of University Community (Diversity and Inclusion Office), at the University of Oklahoma. D’Andre believes that education is a human rights issue—it is transformative, and should be used as a tool for societal change and for the improvement of the quality of life for all citizens. He advances this philosophy in his daily work as well as community service and by maintaining an ally role for the following communities: LGBTQA, DACA, marginalized and underrepresented groups, first-generation students, men of color and women of color in STEM, religious freedom, persons with disabilities and veterans.

Investment Basics: Finding Your “Inner Investor” In many ways, a professional on Wall Street is a lot like the Wizard of Oz. Go behind the curtain and understand what is really going on in the bewildering world of investing. Study fundamental and technical analysis techniques, bonds, mutual funds, options, futures and winning strategies for retirement. No prior financial/ investing experience or accounting background is needed. Leave with the knowledge and confidence to manage your own investments. No class on 2/27. 7132 1/16/2020 - 3/12/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses Th Goodwin CC Bldg Room 3459 $205

8 Steps to Peace of Mind: A Journey into Meditation Is your mind too active, producing worries and anxiety? Behind the chatter, there is silence and stillness waiting for you. It is like “coming home” to who you really are without the mind’s interference. Learn easy ways to move into spaces of relaxation, self-acceptance, and awareness. Explore eight steps that help connect you to your heart and your being. Beginners and seasoned meditators welcomed! Taught by a certified meditation facilitator with over 45 years experience. Bring a pen and notebook to class for writing exercises and notes. Starting with the third class, you will need a mat or large towel and a pillow for meditations on the floor. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7017 1/21/2020 - 3/10/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses Tu Schenker-Skye CC Bldg Room 1254B $149

I liked how much I learned about myself. The tests such as the personality test were very helpful. I know how I can work on myself to make me happier. – Serena K. on The Science of Happiness: A Roadmap to Optimal Human Performance with Andres Maturen

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ENRICHMENT Something Has to Change! Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns in life? Do you wish you could change? Do you ask yourself, “Why is it so hard to make the changes I want to make?” You have tried, but determination and willpower don’t seem to work. That’s because we possess a hidden, internal dynamic that insists on “protecting” us from change—particularly those changes we want to make for the better. This class uses Immunity to Change™, a fascinating new life coaching method developed by Harvard faculty and championed by the world’s leading coaches. Take a close look at how to start overturning your “immune system” and go from feeling stuck to feeling free. Course is offered in a small group coaching format and requires time for “homework” outside of class (minimum half hour per week). On 1/28/20 class meets 6:30-9:30 pm. All other class times are 6:30-8:30 pm. 7096 1/21/2020 - 3/10/2020 Varies 8 ses Tu Navin CC Bldg Room 3449 $205

Astrology for Personal Growth

Astrology is so much more than knowing your Sun sign. Living in the times we do, we need more tools for understanding ourselves and the world. Astrology provides a psychological language for understanding our strengths and most entrenched patterns. It is fluid enough to contain the complexity of our experiences and yet concrete enough to provide structure and practicality. In this experiential learning class, you’ll learn how to work with your own natal chart as a living blueprint that will help you navigate the cycles of your life. We’ll use lecture, guided visualizations, imagery, storytelling and many other tools to learn about planets, houses, signs, lunar cycles, transits and much more. You will need your birth date, place and time in order to cast your chart. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7014 1/23/2020 - 3/12/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses Th Moreno CC Bldg Room 3446 $149

The Science of Happiness: A Roadmap to Optimal Human Performance This course in the fundamentals of happiness and well-being will provide you with key theories, research and ways to explore their application both in your personal and professional life. Our main objective is to explore how humans can become happier and translate those ideas into daily practice. Learn how to connect with yourself and increase meaning while gaining a healthier perspective to help you better deal with stressful situations and challenges. 7158 1/23/2020 - 2/13/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 4 ses Th Maturen CC Bldg Room 3452 $115 Designed for partners looking to aid themselves and their intimates with basic massage techniques to relieve stress, improve physical comfort and foster intimacy. Gain experience in proper body mechanics for injury prevention. Taught by a licensed massage therapist, you will explore traditional Swedish massage techniques to care for another person through touch, including the three basic approaches: Effleurage, Petrissage and Tapotement. Bring a yoga mat, three pillows and wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Massage will be done fully clothed. Learn by observing instructor demonstrations and Q&A followed by practice time with hands-on corrections as requested. You will receive printed reference material along with sample massage lotions and oils. A $5 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. Please note: each person in the pair is required to register and pay for the class. 7143 1/25/2020 - 2/8/2020 10:00 - 11:30AM 3 ses Sa Brenith CC Bldg Room 1254A $89


Therapeutic Massage for Couples


WINTER 2020 North Seattle College Continuing Education

ENRICHMENT Understanding Medicaid

Medicaid is the only government-funded program that can pay for long-term care in a nursing home. It is often confused with Medicare, which is the health insurance program for workers over age 65. If you are eligible for Medicaid you contribute a portion of your income and the government pays the balance of room and board at a nursing home, doctors and prescription drugs. Learn how to navigate Medicaid and Washington’s “COPES” program, which will provide cash to help you secure the help you need to continue to live at home, in an assisted living facility or an adult family home. A $10 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. 7053 1/25/2020 - 2/1/2020 9:00 - 11:00AM 2 ses Sa West CC Bldg Room 3357 $55

Philosophy and Everyday Life


In our culture, solutions to life’s challenges range from coffee with a friend to seeing a therapist. Three thousand years before clinical therapy ever existed, people turned to philosophy. (Socrates said the fundamental philosophical problem was not “How does the world work?” but “How should we live our lives?”) In this fun, discussionbased class, we’ll look briefly at what a few famous philosophical advice-givers have said—including Socrates, Seneca and Nietzsche— but our main focus will be taking on the philosopher’s role ourselves. For example, we’ll explore how mapping the relationship between our knowledge and our emotions can help us better handle difficulties in our own lives. A $2 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. Bring your brain and a pen! See for textbook information. 7138 1/28/2020 - 2/25/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 5 ses Tu Farr CC Bldg Room 3349 $135


RICHARD FARR Richard grew up in England, has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Cornell, taught on the philosophy faculty at Colgate University and the University o f H a wa i i , ra n h is o w n corporate communications business for ten years, and has been a full time writer since 2008. His first book, Emperors of the Ice, is about Antarctic exploration; it was a National Science Teachers Association Best Book of the Year, and won a Washington State Book Award. More recently, he is the author of a science fiction series with a philosophical twist: The Fire Seekers, Ghosts in the Machine, and Infinity’s Illusion—collectively The Babel Trilogy. When not writing—or staring out of the window—he likes to hike with his golden retriever, Darwin, and go sea-kayaking.

Women and Mythology Ushered into the mainstream by Joseph Campbell, mythic narratives have the power to enliven and enrich our day-to-day experiences and dreams. Come journey to the African crossroads, learn about Greek goddesses, gather around for a folktale, watch a film by Maya Deren, sit in Frida Kahlo’s garden, or be mesmerized by mystic poets. We will explore the literary, psychological, spiritual and cultural significance of an array of female-centric mythological narratives, images and historical persons. Each class focuses on storytelling as personal inspiration for writing and/or artwork. Bodywork, collage, music, meditation and optional group presentation will be explored. A $3 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7148 1/28/2020 - 3/3/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 6 ses Tu Sells CC Bldg Room 3446 $119

The Dynamics of Trauma Through lecture, discussion and group interaction, students will gain a greater understanding of the trauma continuum encompassing Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD, Complex PTSD and Disassociation. We will explore how trauma may manifest and discuss helpful or harmful approaches to intervention. Drawing from up-to-date information as well as data established from formal trauma studies over 100 years ago, students will gain insight into some of the most important dynamics of trauma. We will discuss short-term trauma experiences, long-term traumatization and the pros and cons of various techniques to support those impacted by trauma. We will examine “traumainformed” practices and shape a practical, concrete definition of trauma and traumatization. 7142 1/30/2020 - 3/5/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 6 ses Th Sideman CC Bldg Room 3453 $135

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ENRICHMENT 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, supplements and ways to get help paying for Medicare will be 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. 7147 2/8/2020 - 2/8/2020 9:30 - 11:30AM 1 ses Sa SHIBA Instructor LB Bldg Room 1141 Free

Race and You: For Your Consideration Explore diversity, equity and inclusion as it applies to your own values, beliefs and biases. Working with two frameworks, Hollins’s Cultural Competence and Singleton’s Norms for Courageous Conversations, we will seek a deeper engagement with our own values, belief systems, biases and attitude toward others. Gain valuable insight into the destructive systems of race and privilege at work in America, and how you can work against them. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7056 2/20/2020 - 3/12/2020 6:30 - 9:30PM 4 ses Th Chang CC Bldg Room 3452 $119

Mindfulness Meditation for Busy Working People Freedom from anxiety and worry can come from incorporating small moments of stillness into your everyday life. Join a supportive environment offering proven practices like mindful breathing, standing and walking that engage all of your senses for increased energy and joy. Self-compassion practices will allow you to step out of negative thoughts and bring deep care to yourself and others. Based on the classic Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, instructor Andrea D’Asaro offers a streamlined course for people in high-stress jobs such as nurses, doctors, parents and teachers—or for anyone who needs more moments of calm in their daily lives. Bring a snack and a cushion or yoga mat. 7164 3/3/2020 - 3/17/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 3 ses Tu D’Asaro CC Bldg Room 1360 $59

Christina Chang Prior to her current position as a race and equity consultant, Christina spent 15 years heading the Finance, Talent and Administration teams for University of Washing ton Advancement. At UW, Christina initiated a race-conscious strategy for the Advancement Talent Management program that today is considered a Best Practice Organization amongst peers. Christina speaks about building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive work culture at universities and other nonprofit organizations, as well as serving as faculty, chair and keynote speaker for several national conferences on behalf of the fundraising professional organization CASE. Christina earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and holds a master’s degree in public administration from American University.

Planning Matters Workshop

Earthquake Preparedness Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of preparing for an earthquake? Maybe you have started but don’t know where to go next. We will discuss practical, low-cost and high-value actions. It’s not about buying stuff (that’s the easy part), it’s about thinking through what might work for your situation. Topics covered include staying safe during the shaking, what to expect after an earthquake, communicating with loved ones, valuable tech tools, the psychological impact of a disaster, the city’s disaster plans and so much more. Increase your resiliency by decreasing your fear of the unknown. First session meets 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Optional second class to consult with instructor about your purchased supplies or talks with contractors meets from 10:00 -11:30 am. 7119 3/7/2020 - 3/14/2020 Varies 2 ses Sa Forrest CC Bldg Room 3357 $25


Based on the instructor’s book, “When I Need Your Help, I’ll Let You Know: And Other Senior Myths that Can Lead to Disaster,” this class will discuss the thinking seniors employ to avoid making proactive life planning decisions. We’ll cover caregiver tools including critically important (and often overlooked) Advanced Directives like health care, financial power of attorney, burial and living wills, in addition to the POLST form (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment). Students will be supplied Advanced Directive forms that may be completed, witnessed, signed and then notarized by the instructor in class. Each student will leave with a copy of the instructor’s book and four completed and fully effective legal documents. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on first day of class. 7068 3/7/2020 - 3/14/2020 9:00 - 11:00AM 2 ses Sa West CC Bldg Room 3355 $199


WINTER 2020 North Seattle College Continuing Education

ENRICHMENT Schlock Cinema: While the Getting’s Good

Neuroplasticity and the Eight Senses of Awareness Learn how to tame your overstimulated mind, increase your effectiveness and fulfillment, and experience more connection to others and yourself through the five-step Neurosculpting ® process. Instructor is a Certified Neurosculpting ® facilitator trained to explain the science behind neuroplasticity and epigenetics as well as lead you through simple techniques that will allow you to experience the amazing benefits of the Neurosculpting® process and the Eight Senses of Awareness. 7154 3/9/2020 - 3/16/2020 7:00 - 8:30PM 2 ses M Rogozina CC Bldg Room 3450 $39



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 an 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. 7038 1/22/2020 - 3/11/2020 7:15 - 9:30PM 8 ses W Lazar CC Bldg Room 3449 $179

Film Noir: Time Without Pity

The clock is ticking. The deadline approaches. An incriminating letter must be intercepted. A desperate father struggles to save his son from the gallows. A washed-up boxer is forced to take a dive, his story unrolling in real time. A poisoned man races time to catch his own murderer. A giant clock looms over a fugitive investigating a murder he didn’t commit. Time is of the essence this quarter as we screen noir classics, The Set-Up, Cause for Alarm, Time Without Pity, The Big Clock and D.O.A. 7105 1/14/2020 - 2/11/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 5 ses Tu Noe LB Bldg Room 1131 $79

This winter we hit the ground running with a set of films far, far under par and loosely linked by the idea that hasty exits are probably the best exits! First up we strike TV Land gold when Andy Griffith, William Shatner, Robert Reed and Marjoe Gortner star as ad execs playing dirt bike Deliverance in Pray for the Wildcats (1974). Next, Ray Milland takes on the titular role in Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937), and gets caught up in a mystery involving a beautiful heiress and international espionage. In Narrow Margin (1952) Marie Windsor stars as a gangster’s widow taking a treacherous train ride to testify against the mob. Loosely based on a Noel Coward play, Easy Virtue (1928) is an early Hitchcock silent classic about a woman denied a divorce from her drunken, philandering husband because of her good looks. We close out the quarter with an early entry into the giant arachnid horror genre with The Black Scorpion staring Richard Denning, Mara Corday and featuring animation by King Kong creator, Willis O’Brien. 7166 2/20/2020 - 3/19/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 5 ses Th Hopkins LB Bldg Room 1131 $79

Travel British Footpaths – The Three Dales Way Explore the walking paths of Northern England’s Yorkshire Dales. Walk independently or arrange a service to book accommodations. Discover miles and miles of buttercup meadows and drystone walls. Along the way you will visit the ruins of Bolton Abbey, Bolton Castle and Richmond Castle. Discover why James Herriot said, “Swaledale is the most beautiful place in England.” Learn the finer points of independent walking with a light pack, how to follow a map and guide book and find the best B&Bs, all while getting good value for your holiday. 7100 3/3/2020 - 3/10/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 2 ses Tu Austin CC Bldg Room 3349 $69

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LANGUAGE TOEFL Preparation If you are planning to take TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or want to improve your reading and listening comprehension of academic materials, this test prep class is for you. This class focuses on English language skills development and test-taking techniques. Build reading and listening strategies that you can use on any ESL/EFL placement test. Learn tips to read faster in order to find the right answers and give well-organized oral responses within a required time limit. There will be in-class timed practice, self-paced homework assignments, and two to three complete reading/listening practice tests to help you get familiar with the types of exercises and time given for each task. See for the textbook information. 7144 1/25/2020 - 3/14/2020 9:00AM - 12:00PM 8 ses Sa O’Connor CC Bldg Room 3353 $235

Intermediate ESL Workshop: Reading & Writing

Asian Languages 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. 7043 1/16/2020 - 3/5/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses Th Nakamura-Lambert CC Bldg Room 3357 $155

ESL ESL for Au Pairs: Speaking & Listening

Everyday English Conversation Join a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where you’ll have the opportunity to practice casual English and learn more about life in this culture. This is the perfect class for students who can comfortably read, write and speak English as their second language but want to build confidence and experience using it. In addition, you’ll learn things not found in books like American idioms and slang. No class on 2/17 due to Presidents Day. 7120 1/22/2020 - 3/4/2020 6:00 - 7:30PM 12 ses M, W O’Connor CC Bldg Room 3353 $159

French French for Beginners II 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 while gently moving you forward to more interactive ways of speaking. An overview of French for Beginners I will be provided for any true beginners in the class. French cultural experiences guaranteed! See for textbook information. 7123 1/8/2020 - 2/26/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses W Morehead CC Bldg Room 3352 $155


This class helps non-native speakers develop an efficient and clear communication style useful in various practical, business, and administrative contexts. Emphasis is placed on accent reduction and oral expression that follows the rules of correct speech. A comfortable classroom environment encourages as much participation as possible. See for textbook information. 7089 1/7/2020 - 2/27/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 16 ses Tu, Th Morehead CC Bldg Room 3352 $255

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. No class on 2/15. 7157 2/1/2020 - 3/14/2020 1:00 - 4:00PM 6 ses Sa Markova CC Bldg Room 3353 $169


WINTER 2020 North Seattle College Continuing Education

LANGUAGE Continuing French: Critical Thinking For French learners eager to expand their speaking skills and reinforce their language usage and terminology. Each session will hinge on a language lesson and topical exploration. The language lesson will consist of a verb tense review or the use of comparisons, while the topical exploration will include expressing a preference or an opinion of a subject and supporting it. We’ll entertain topics of interest suggested by class members and instructor, alike. Group participation will play an important role in how we learn together. Prerequisites: French I, French I: Encore!, French for Beginners I or equivalent. See for textbook information. No class on 1/20 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day and on 2/17 due to Presidents Day. 7072 1/6/2020 - 3/9/2020 7:00 - 9:00PM 8 ses M Morehead CC Bldg Room 3352 $155

French Travel Essentials Get ready for your trip to France with this course. Learn some basic French including key words that you’ll encounter during your trip. Practice asking for information, directions, and items you might need, as well as sharing information about yourself with those you meet. You’ll find that people in France will appreciate your effort to communicate and your travel experience will be enriched. See for textbook information. 7078 1/23/2020 - 3/12/2020 1:00 - 3:00PM 8 ses Th Brown CC Bldg Room 3449 $155



Italian Travel Essentials


Don’t feel that everything is foreign when you go to Italy! Prepare for your holiday by learning some basic Italian and the key words that you’ll encounter during your trip abroad. Practice asking for information and things you need, as well as telling people a bit about yourself. You’ll find that people in Italy will appreciate your efforts and your holiday will be enriched. See www.learnatnorth. org for textbook information. 7077 1/23/2020 - 3/12/2020 3:30 - 5:30PM 8 ses Th Brown CC Bldg Room 3449 $155 7076 1/23/2020 - 3/12/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses Th Brown CC Bldg Room 3449 $155

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 for textbook information. Section 7082: No class on 2/17 due to Presidents Day. 7084 1/14/2020 - 3/3/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses Tu Miranda CC Bldg Room 3459 $155 7082 1/27/2020 - 3/23/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses M Miranda CC Bldg Room 3343 $155

Spanish for Fun and Travel – Level 2 A continuation of Spanish for Fun and 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. 7085 1/16/2020 - 3/5/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses Th Miranda CC Bldg Room 3343 $155

Spanish for Fun and Travel – Level 3 A continuation of Spanish for Fun and Travel – Level 2. Learn vocabulary through activities, stories, interviews and reading. Grammar structures will be introduced and some homework will be assigned. Great for those who already converse in Spanish but want to increase fluency. See for textbook information. 7052 1/15/2020 - 3/4/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses W Miranda CC Bldg Room 3343 $155

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LANGUAGE Spanish Conversation for Beginners 1

Spanish for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals – Level 1

Do you want to practice your conversational skills to increase your fluency and confidence while using what you have learned in previous classes? This conversational practice class is taught by an experienced native Spanish-speaking teacher who will encourage and guide students’ discussions in a relaxed environment. A variety of topics will be introduced such as Latin American and Spanish poetry, literature, history, music and the arts with an occasional field trip. ¡Nos vemos en clase! Spanish Level 1 is a prerequisite or at least 6 months of Spanish classes. See for textbook information. No class on 1/20 due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or on 2/17/20 due to Presidents Day. 7029 1/13/2020 - 3/16/2020 5:00 - 6:50PM 8 ses M Ramón CC Bldg Room 3350 $145

First in a series of three classes designed for individuals studying or working in healthcare-related areas. Learn Spanish medical terminology and practice conversations to communicate efficiently in Spanish with clients and patients. Practice vocabulary related to medical settings like hospitals, health care facilities, medical schools and social services. This course will also prepare you for potential work in medicine, nursing, social work, translation/interpretation or mental health settings. The instructor is an experienced native speaker instructor and expert in medical terminology. Prerequisites: Some previous knowledge of Spanish (3 to 6 months) at a beginner level is required. See www. for textbook information. 7032 1/15/2020 - 2/19/2020 7:15 - 8:45PM 6 ses W Ramón CC Bldg Room 3350 $125

Spanish Conversation for Beginners 2 Advance the conversational Spanish skills established in Spanish Conversation for Beginners 1. Build your confidence in speaking and listening while refining your vocabulary. Learn about Latin American culture (history, music, poetry, arts) from a native Spanish speaker. Practice words you already know and apply them to social situations. Learn to order food, have informal conversations about your favorite books or movies, discuss current events using newspaper articles written in Spanish, listen to songs to help identify and practice new and old vocabulary, and enjoy an immersion field trip at the end of the quarter. This class is conducted in Spanish and requires a high beginning or intermediate level of conversational experience. See for textbook information. No class on 1/20 due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or on 2/17/20 due to Presidents Day. 7030 1/13/2020 - 3/16/2020 7:00 - 8:45PM 8 ses M Ramón CC Bldg Room 3350 $139

Spanish Conversation for Beginners 3

Dennice teaches us what it is like to speak with facial expression, body and heart—not just gestures. She gives to us with everything, including her love, playfulness and teasing. I would take this course again to soak it up. She has enriched my life and I find myself being more expressive. – Ellen M. on Basic Sign Language with Dennice Jordan

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 ASL foundation in a fun and welcoming environment. 7060 1/14/2020 - 3/3/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses Tu Jordan CC Bldg Room 3457 $155

Sign Language – Level 2 This class is a continuation of Basic Sign Language. You will further develop communication strategies with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and grammatical understanding. 7081 1/16/2020 - 3/5/2020 6:30 - 8:30PM 8 ses Th Jordan CC Bldg Room 3457 $155


Continue building your Spanish speaking skills with an emphasis on listening comprehension, fluency and pronunciation. Practice your current vocabulary and learn more terms related to telling stories, running errands, daily routines and more. Practice real conversations and learn the characteristics of different regions in the Americas. Build confidence so you may interact with native speakers by exploring different Spanish-speaking countries through their history, music, geography, culture and current events. Learn from a native speaker with over 15 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language. This is an immersive class conducted in Spanish and ideal for advanced beginners and intermediate students. See for textbook information. 7139 1/15/2020 - 3/4/2020 5:15 - 7:05PM 8 ses W Ramón CC Bldg Room 3350 $139


ONLINE CLASSES Certificate in Basic Game Design

Graphic Design Software Essentials Certificate

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. 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. 7205 2/3/2020 - 3/27/2020 $395

The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web. Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. Use Adobe 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. Access to the Adobe software tools required. 7228 2/3/2020 - 5/1/2020 $545

Coding Certificate Coding is becoming one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today. As a result, coding has become a core skill that bolsters one’s chances of becoming a higher value employee to organizations. The highest demand is for programming languages with broad applicability. Begin with an introduction to the basics of computer programming and various programming languages. Then move to the next level and acquire all the basics of HTML and CSS. You will learn the relationship between these two industry-standard web page coding languages and the step-bystep process of hand coding and building web pages. Finally, discover the advanced features of CSS and learn how to use this very powerful language. 7227 2/3/2020 - 5/1/2020 $595

Entrepreneurship Certificate – Online Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. Get the latest tips on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas and a checklist for going into business. Learn how to create a business plan, including assessing business feasibility and prepare the management and financial plans. 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. 7204 2/3/2020 - 5/1/2020 $495


Instructor-Facilitated Professional Classes • Administrative Assistant Fundamentals • Effective Business Writing • Introduction to Business Analysis • Marketing Your Nonprofit

Instructor-Facilitated K-12 Classes

• Reading Strategies Suite • Survival Kit for New Teachers • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems


Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in PowerPoint, documents in Word, email and calendars in Outlook, and spreadsheets in Excel. 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, workplace requirement in today’s fast paced, ever-changing environment and will enable your future career success. 7237 2/3/2020 - 2/28/2020 $195

Programming for Non-Programmers Certificate With virtually every organization now involved or even dependent on programming, managing or working with programmers is now an important part of your toolkit. If you wish to communicate technically with programming teams or wish to code a bit yourself, this certificate is for you. Begin by learning about how programming works, including processes, timelines and how projects are planned. Then learn the basic concepts of programming, so you can communicate more effectively with programmers and techies. Finally, pick up the communication strategies to make your projects more successful, creating a winwin situation for both you and your programmers. 7229 2/3/2020 - 5/1/2020 $495

Workplace Conflict Solutions Certificate In today’s business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing. First, find out how to deal with difficult personalities and broach challenging subjects in the workplace. Gain skills to be an effective team member and leader in the workplace by taking control of the conversation, managing your reactions, and navigating problematic interactions with ease. Understand how to approach the delicate matter of bullying and relational aggression in the workplace. Finally, develop problem solving skills and find out how to recognize problems and deal with them more appropriately. 7221 2/3/2020 - 5/1/2020 $495

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