Registration Open For Santa Monica College Community Education Winter Classes

Sunday, 17 Nov 2013, 9:17:00 AM

Mitch James

'Night Lights at Santa Monica Pier,' a new photo workshop-tour offered by SMC Community Education, is among 60-plus classes that will be offered in Winter 2014.
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'Night Lights at Santa Monica Pier,' a new photo workshop-tour offered by SMC Community Education, is among 60-plus classes that will be offered in Winter 2014.

Santa Monica College Community Education has announced a robust

Winter Session – with more than 60 classes, workshops, and tours – and

several new offerings. Online registration is now open and classes begin

Jan. 6.

“The winter session is the perfect time to honor New Year’s

resolutions and for living well,” said Alice Meyering, Program

Coordinator of Community & Contract Education. “That’s why we are

offering a whole range of classes geared to our theme of ‘Living Well,’

from Mind and Body courses to Fitness and Relaxation to Health and

Safety. You could even say that our “Women’s Auto Workshop” is about

living well as students pursue wellness on the road and

self-sufficiency. And we’re offering classes on financial well-being,

such as ‘Smart Money Fundamentals’ and ‘Living Trusts.’”

One of the new offerings falling under the “Living Well” theme is

“Introduction to Basic Mindfulness,” which teaches students how to

meditate.

Community Education is also offering many classes, including new ones, in other categories.

Meyering said the program is particularly pleased to offer a new

certificated “Secrets of Public Works Projects Series,” which begins

Jan. 11 with a course on “Prevailing Wages: Tips You Need Before You

Bid.”

“With more than $100 billion of approved California public works

projects at stake, this new series is crucial for the construction

business,” Meyering said. “We want contractors to learn about complex

wage regulations so they can keep on track and maintain healthy

profits.”

Meyering said Community Education continues to offer a strong listing

of photography workshops for amateur photographers who want to be

systematically put through a program that eventually results in a

portfolio. Winter is one of the few times that “Black & White

Printing” is scheduled, or students can sign up for hands-on Southern

California photo safaris, including the new “Night Lights @ Santa Monica

Pier.”

“We also want everyone to know that we can take care of your weekend

by offering excursions to L.A.’s ‘underground art museum,’ Cachuma Lake

and more,” Meyering noted.

Other new classes include a French pronunciation class, and “Animation Creators: Stop Motion” for 8- to 13-year-olds.

Students can get a 10 percent discount on all on-ground classes for

the fall semester if they sign up for the e-newsletter at the website, commed.smc.edu, or like the SMC Community Education Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaCollegeCommunityEducation, and mention it when calling to register.

To register, call 310.434.3400 or go to commed.smc.edu.

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