Personal Development Courses
The Office of Community Education offers a number of courses for personal development, including arts and photography classes, language and cultural classes, and even financial planning. Check out our full Personal Development offerings HERE.
Spanish: Conversation and Culture
Designed for beginners and will cover basic phrases and culture. Great for those who want to travel, those whose work may take them abroad, or teachers looking to communicate with Spanish speaking students and/or parents.
This course provides instruction on the use of the digital camera and how to capture quality images. You will learn how to edit photos, create videos, and slide shows. Learn how to express your creativity in your photos!
Designed to teach the basics of self-defense through awareness and action. Participants completing the class instruction should come out of the class feeling more aware of their circumstances, more confident of their own ability to defend themselves, and not be limited by the fear of being attacked. Excellent for beginners and/or for a review for those who have already taken a class.
Forensic Science is a blend of science and criminal testimony, having science help explain the evidence in criminal cases. This could include crimes against persons, crimes against property, and crimes against the environment, to name a few. Physical evidence is the most frequently discussed type of evidence. These physical "items" could link the suspect to the crime and/or to the victim. But the link between the crime scene, the victim, and the suspect must be made to have a viable criminal case.
This course will include hands-on activities and discussions/lectures/reviews of sample and/or actual cases and a wealth of information pertaining to the "art" of Forensic Science. You will get to interact with the instructor and with invited guest speakers who have a national reputation in this field. Comparisons of anthropology and health and anthropology and religion will be discussed in this course and the role each played in forming our evolving society.
Learn how to set financial goals and objectives, help manage risks, and potentially increase your returns. Gain a basic understanding of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, insurance and retirement funds.
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