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.

Italian Intermediate l is recommended for students who have attended the beginner level classes. We will continue the work already done with the book, Nuovo Espresso, using Volume Two.

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.

Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message, but often make your message successful.

Do you hate to exercise but love to dance? Come to Basic Zumba®! This class mixes low-intensity and high intensity moves to fun Latin rhythms like merengue, salsa and cumbia.

Businesses are turning to podcasting to grow their brand and connect with customers. People with a niche hobby are turning podcasts into a business. Podcasting is experiencing a rebirth as mobile devices are everywhere. The intimate nature of the audio medium allows potential clients to get to know who you are and determine if you are the kind of company with which they want to do business.

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.

Especially for Gen Y (born 1980-1999), the course serves as the first of three in a series addressing the development of Generation Y leadership. Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, utilizing your emotions in a positive and effective manner, and addressing challenging goals.

Come get a fundamental yet advanced introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site traffic, doing search engine optimization, and how to successfully employ online advertising.

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting.

Be the guest at your spring celebration who everyone is happy to see - the decorator who walks in with a tray of creative and whimsical cupcakes that make everyone smile!

Who wouldn’t like to feel more happiness and joy in their daily lives? If you attended Victoria’s first workshop, “Living Joyfully,” you learned ways to let go of old wounds and foster a sense of joy in your daily life.

Nothing is more aromatic and tempting to our senses than the scent of freshly baking bread! In this class, you will have the opportunity to make and enjoy two of the most tasty, buttery, and sweet breads—challah and hot cross buns.

Mindfulness is a term we hear often as a useful tool for managing our fast-paced and stressful lives. But what is mindfulness, anyway? How does it even work? Now is your chance to learn about the measurable benefits of a mindfulness meditation practice.

Students will deepen and consolidate their knowledge and usage of personal pronouns.

Stress isn’t the enemy. It is our perceptions of stress that amp our anxiety and use up all our steam. Events happen every day. How we interpret those events can set the stage for how we feel and how we react to others.

That bicycle in your garage is calling you, “Come get me, let’s ride!” But first, that bike needs a little help to get ready. Nobody wants to be stuck on the side of the road helpless with a flat tire, useless brakes or gears grinding obnoxiously!

Create and bring home a flower arrangement and painting. Practice some watercolor techniques using your arrangement as inspiration.

If you are not as happy as you’d like to be, this class is a must! In this one-night workshop, you will learn how to find joy within yourself and how to live in that joy.

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.

From India to Persia to Europe and throughout the world, chess is the thinking person’s game. Come join us to find out how to muster your forces to vanquish your opponent and declare, “Checkmate!” in this legendary game.

Do you want learn how to teach yourself guitar? Don’t know where to start? No matter whether you are just beginning or already have some skills, this course will show you how. Tuning, proper ergonomics, right-hand picking and fingerstyle, left-hand techniques, rhythm, chords, and scales will all be explored. No matter what kind of music you like, the course will provide the tools to teach yourself for years to come. Most guitar music is learned by written guitar “tablature” and listening/observation. The course will explain tablature and how to use this method to read and write different chords & rhythm structures. We will also learn how to “play by ear”. These skills and techniques can also be applied to other stringed instruments such as ukulele, mandolin, vihuela, Cuban tres, and requinto. Note: You may bring an acoustic or electric guitar –either steel-string or nylon-string.

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Requirement: You may bring an acoustic or electric guitar - either steel-string or nylon-string.

Now that you’ve learned the basics, it’s time to learn more intricate designs. If you’ve already taken our beginning cake decorating class or if you are already an experienced cake decorator, this class is for you.

Taking great pictures of people can be harder than it looks! You can learn some tips and techniques, however, for getting the best out of your subjects.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Classes are offered Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

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.

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.

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