The holidays are a time for baking and sharing special, beautiful treats! Learn to make classic European holiday butter cookies and Swedish Biskvier, cookies so sweet they taste like candy! You could be the guest that shows up with homemade holiday delicacies that look like they came from a bakery, but were created in your very own oven! Teacher material fee: $8

This is a conversational class meant to enhance your ability to speak in Italian using grammar structures that you already know and to deepen your knowledge of Italian culture and geography through a virtual culinary journey in some of the 20 Italian regions.

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.

Cooking with a partner, whether that buddy is your spouse, your parent, your best friend or your sibling, can add to the fun and subtract from the work. And what more appropriate time to do this, but in honor of Valentine’s Day?

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.

Whether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Knowledge of collaborative skills will enable you to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed.

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.

Do you want to achieve financial independence and true freedom to indulge in whatever makes you happy? Do you want to live life to the fullest, while only working when you want to? Imagine how great it would be to spend all of your time doing the things that matter most to you, all the while knowing you are financially secure.

Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas and a checklist for going into business.

Discover the fascinating world of online learning and teaching. Specifically for K-12 teachers, you will find out why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs. Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching.

Good communication in the workplace is more important than ever and critical to your career advancement and success. Come get a comprehensive and intensive preparation with skills and techniques you can put to use on Monday morning.

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 need to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation for nonprofits, and program evaluation for nonprofits, with our Certificate in Non-Profit Administration.

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. After successfully completing this course, you will know how to build a simple WordPress website or blog.

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.

This is an advanced grammar class for students with a solid knowledge of Italian grammar at an intermediate level. We will learn advanced grammar structures such as impersonal constructions, comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs.

After taking this course in “Introduction to Coding”, you will be introduced to the basics of computer programing and various programing languages. New technologies allow people outside of the computer science field to be able to create their own web pages using code.

Strategically applying/utilizing the various disciplines within human resources in order to cause organizational change and add value is often referred to as “change management.” HR professionals are increasingly being asked to develop the personal skills and attitudes for implementing change as well as a technical understanding of how to apply the tools for change.

Create luminous layered effects on wood using beeswax, resin and heat. Encaustic is an ancient media used to decorate ships in ancient Greece and mummy portraits in Egypt. Contemporary artists have revived the media experimenting with a variety of styles. The possibilities for depth, color and texture are limitless.

In this class, you will be making a beautifully designed modern hallway table. The design is very modern, with a flare of old world craftsmanship.

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.

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non- Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career.

When it was introduced in 2007, Apple’s goal for the iPhone was to make it way smarter and way easier to use than any existing smartphone. iPhone not only did that—it also changed the world.

This is a hands-on class focusing on the development of conversational skills in Italian. Students, who already have a basic knowledge of the language, will improve their listening and speaking skills.

Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success.

Do you find your mind always on the go? Would 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.

New research and information is coming out frequently now about how your learners - and you - learn. Here’s what we know. In the last century, you taught everyone equally by teaching them the same. But we know we each learn differently. So in this century, you teach everyone equally by teaching them differently.

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 wellbalanced body you’ve been looking for!

nothing happens. It’s enough to make you wonder if it’s even worth trying anymore! But help is on the way! Mitch has worked with hundreds of people over the past eight years and has found that when people learn key things about losing weight, they can be successful!

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.

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.

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.

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

In this course, students will have the opportunity to use Spanish at work, make travel plans, talk about outdoor activities, express preferences and describe office duties.

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.

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.

Do you want to learn to speak Spanish for work or travel but don’t know where to begin? Did you take Spanish in high school but have forgotten most of what you learned? This fun entry-level class will get you started, even if you have never tried Spanish before.

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. Limited to 15 players.

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.

The approaching tax season is a great time for getting your estate in order. Would you like to know how to save 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 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.

Build a beautiful keepsake box. This class is for anyone who wants to learn the skills and processes in order to make a keepsake or jewelry style box.

For our Classroom and Field Trips Winter 2018 Class, we will study noteworthy biological rhythms and cycles of birds, daily and seasonal; such as circadian rhythms; hormonal balances; balances of energy as tied with demands of other needs during feeding, courting, breeding, maintaining territories, migrating, enduring environmental extremes, and other challenges.

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