Designed to illuminate the way students see their social world. Uses a sociological perspective: scientific study of human interaction and society, with emphasis on impact of groups on social behavior. Includes the systematic examination of culture, socialization, social organization, social class, race, gender, deviance, social change and empirical methodology. These content areas are woven throughout the fabric of the course, particularly as they affect the lives of at least three of the following groups: African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Middle Eastern Americans and/or women.

This is a Chabot College course held on Castro Valley Adult & Career Education's campus.

How to remember and understand the insights offered from your dreams. Everyone who sleeps well dreams about 90 minutes a night. Dreams offer us amazing insights into what is going on beneath the surface of our consciousness. We will explore the forgotten language of dreams and play with interpreting your dreams

Grocery stores offer lots of kinds of yogurt, but wouldn’t it be cool to avoid the hassle of reading all of the labels and make your own using whole fresh milk and a yogurt culture?

Online users say a website’s design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today’s market of highly saturated digital competition.

In today’s world, Lean is a part of the business environment. Lean Six Sigma attacks inefficiencies, non-value added wastes caused by defects, non-value added flow of information or materials, non-productive time, data storage, stacks of inventory, overproduction and extra processing.

The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software.

Non-profits today need to be run like a business in many respects. You have competition, a need to generate income and a surplus, and staff that needs to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation, and program evaluation for nonprofits, with our Certificate in Non-Profit Administration.

Do you catch every cold or flu in town? While it’s important to support your health with good nutrition, extra attention is called for during these vulnerable winter months when illness peaks. Come learn about the herb-infused broths, powerful immune boosters such as cultured foods rich in beneficial bacteria, medicinal mushrooms plus the nutrient-dense plants that can make you “almost” bulletproof when the bugs are around.

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 for becoming a higher value to organizations. The highest demand is for programming languages with broad applicability.

Almost every business in North America uses virtual teams. As the move to virtually teaming accelerates, gain the knowledge and skills to develop high performance virtual teams and contribute to their success.

Understanding personality through storytelling, myth, and poetry. In this experiential class we will use the framework of the Enneagram which describes nine core personality types to explore with stories our gifts, challenges, and doorways to growth

Create a layered painting incorporating personal photographs and other items. Demonstrations and a step by step process will reveal a beautiful painting worthy of gifting or hanging in a home.

Not too many of us can walk by a display of truffles without sampling at least one! In this class, you will use the finest fresh ingredients and premium chocolate couvertures to create this decadent treat.

Nothing makes your home feel cozier than the aroma of a homemade pie or tart baking in your kitchen. Fresh apples and pears are waiting at the grocery store or farmer’s market to be sliced and combined with luscious flavorings—cinnamon for apples and vanilla for pears—and baked to perfection!

If you could wave a magic wand to be happier, wouldn’t you do it? Learning the skills to heal emotional damage and raise your self-esteem is the next best thing! If you’ve struggled to find happiness and joy in your life this class is a must!

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business? Whether you are looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur, (or maybe you are a part of a family business), this course will help you if you are looking to understand the numbers.

Do you find your mind always on the go? Would you like more peace and joy in your daily life? Would you like to learn and practice meditation and mindfulness techniques that could help you in as little as 10 minutes a day?

Are you practicing on auto-pilot or still asking, “What comes next?” Refresh your understanding about the flow and purpose of each flowing qigong movement. Explore mindful body awareness and the dynamics of balance and well being through Wild Goose Qigong.

Do you enjoy taking pictures, but wish that the photos looked more professional and polished? Learning important tips about camera choice, camera settings, and composition can have a dynamic impact on your images.

Learn lead sheet playing on the piano or keyboard in this beginning level class. We will focus on style and performance technique covering chord symbols, bass line, and melody.

This essential class is designed to strengthen the core muscles surrounding your spine whether you are performing standing 3-dimensional movement or mat exercises. Challenge your core and create the well-balanced body you’ve been looking for!

Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap.

Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Austim Spectrum Disorder)—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD.

In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancellation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure.

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.

No experience necessary. Title companies and lenders rely on mobile loan signing agents to facilitate obtaining signatures and notarizations for real estate purchases and loan documents. Loan signing agents generally make $75-$150 per loan signing. There is no time commitment, you can accept loan signing appointments when convenient for you.

In this course, students will continue with the beginning fundamentals of the Spanish language, including pronunciation, and basic vocabulary and grammar. Emphasis will be placed on simple conversational situations.

This 3-hour renewal course is required for existing Notaries Public who are renewing their commission. The renewal course and exam must be taken prior to the expiration of your current commission. If your existing commission expires prior to taking the course and exam, then the full “Become a Notary Public” course is required.

Amaze your family and friends at your next party or special event. Start a new hobby or create a great way to save money!

With the support of a chair, this is a gentle class that emphasizes proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, improved balance, stretch, and posture. With a seated or standing assist, you will activate the body and mind.

Gentle Yoga is designed to be an introduction to Yoga, with a mild and soft approach, dedicated to people with reduced mobility and flexibility.

This class continues to increase vocabulary and build upon grammar concepts. The class emphasizes workplace communication by helping students gain a solid foundation in grammar, writing, and conversation

Come create a custom design to be printed on bags, T-Shirts and scarves. Learn how to cut and make a stencil to use with a silkscreen. Leave the 3 hour class with two custom made giftable items.

This is a hands-on class focusing on the development of conversational skills in Italian. It is meant as continuation for those who have already attended Italian Beginner III with me in Spring 2018, or have a similar competence in the language.

Notaries must:

  • Be 18 years old
  • Be a California resident
  • Read, write, and understand English
  • Successfully complete this course
  • Pass a state exam (30 multiple-choice questions)
  • Pass a background check

Students will continue to learn more advanced grammar skills including past and future verb tenses, while practicing conversation on a wide variety of topics. The class emphasizes communication skills for work, shopping or travel.

Upon completing this class you will have learned to conjugate irregular and reflexive verbs in the present tense and will have been introduced to the usage of verbs in the past tense. Your conversation and reading abilities will have improved substantially.

Learn essential life-saving techniques! This CPR course will teach a combination of artificial respiration and artificial circulation for basic life support techniques. Instruction will also cover how to catch a CAB (Circulation, Airway, Breathing), the updated steps in CPR and review training for individuals requiring re-certification.

In this grammar class students at an intermediate or high beginner level will master their knowledge of Italian prepositions that are well known to be a troublesome subject!

Do you know the value of your assets or how to calculate your net worth? Come to this class and learn how to assess your personal assets and develop your balance sheet!

Yang and Yin are the patterns of our life, and in nature all patterns are formed by opposite and complementary principles: hot and cold, active and passive, matter and energy, female and male, summer and winter, etc. A Yang/Yin class balances these contrasts in our physical and energetic body.

Develop physical conditioning through basketball.

The American Heart Association First Aid class is designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can save a life. This 5-hour course provides complete first aid and safety skills, equipping individuals to recognize and provide basic first aid care for injuries and sudden illnesses.

Zumba® puts the fun in fitness! Exciting music from around the world will get you moving and sweating using easy to follow dance moves. Zumba® requires no dance experience and is open to all fitness levels making it fun for everybody and every body! Come ready to sweat, smile, and focus on having fun.

This class is designed for students with advanced knowledge. Workshop format. Each week students will bring finished bonsai. Instructor will critique and advise on care and maintenance tasks.

Instructional class includes basic skills, styles of Bonsai, plant selection, trimming and shaping, wiring, planting, fertilizing, and watering.

This class is for adults who are proficient in sight reading and enjoy playing the big band sounds of the 1930’s and ‘40’s. The musical library of over 600 arrangements are for two Alto, two Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones, four Trumpets, four Trombones, Piano, String Bass, Guitar and Drums. Altos and Tenors who double on Clarinet or Flute are a plus. Vocalists are also welcome to try out.

Would you like to know how to save income, property, and estate taxes for your heirs or how best to have your beneficiaries receive their inheritance? Are you uncertain about how to plan your estate? Do you wonder how the new tax laws impact your estate planning? Do you wonder whether you need a trust or who to put in charge of your estate? This course is intended to help you answer these important questions.

Boys learn differently than girls, get worse grades than girls, and face certain challenges in school. Find out how you can help your son succeed more in school.

This winter’s session will be focused on themes such as molt sequences in orders of birds, mechanisms and characteristics of feathers, including refraction and iridescence, and special functions.

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