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
“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
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
“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
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
“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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