SFCC Continuing Education Offers Summer Classes for Kids, Tweens, Teens and Adults

Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education Offers
Summer Classes for Kids, Tweens, Teens and Adults

New classes on flying drones, web developer boot camp and cartooning for adults

 

SANTA FE, NM – Summer is almost here, and Santa Fe Community College’s Continuing Education Department offers fun, inspiring programs for participants of all ages: kids age 3 and up, tweens, teens and adults. The campus is a perfect place for summer classes, where you can learn something new at an affordable price. Registration is open now; call 505-428-1676.

“We have more than 35 new classes,” Kris Swedin, SFCC’s Director of Continuing Education and Contract Training, said. “This summer there are several instructors offering classes for kids as well as adults such as our new drone skills workshops and classes in cartooning.” Eric Teitelbaum, one of the co-creators of the Pink Panther Comic Strip, is back by popular demand. He will team up with Scott Saltsman, former art director for Stan Lee and creator of Spiderman, for a full day art workshop: “Cartooning with the Pros: The art workshop for anyone who wants to learn how to draw.” The two will offer classes for kids, as well.

There are all sorts of classes for kids from tots to teens. Youngsters can learn how to swim, skateboard, cook, play guitar, create fashions or be in a theater production. Several outdoor adventure classes will stimulate learning and teamwork while having fun on SFCC’s Ropes Challenge Course. Budding scientists can have fun building and engineering robots. Kids (ages 6 to 9) can participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) explorations with lots of hands-on activities with robotics and electronic circuits. Tweens and teens can learn media art skills, website design or computer programming.   Also, new this summer is “SFCC Living Labs: Food, Energy and Water” where teens will get lots of hands-on experience by exploring the college’s innovative solar, hydroponic, greenhouse, water conservation and composting technologies.

In addition to weekly or day-long classes, SFCC will offer some week-long and month-long intensive workshops.  This summer for the first time the college will be offering a Web Developer Boot Camp. Weeks 1 and 2 will be an introduction to web programming (Linux operating system, HTML5 CSS3, basics of JavaScript) and Week 3 and 4 will offer intermediate to advanced web programming (AJAX, JSON, MVC architecture, JAVA server pages and web security).

“CE’s language courses are always popular,” Swedin said. “This summer you can take two-week Spanish language intensives or a series of classes throughout the summer.” Other language offerings include Learning French with French Cinema and Italian for Opera Lovers.

For those looking for new professional development opportunities or career advancement, CE offers many business skills classes, as well as courses leading to green construction and energy efficiency certifications. 

Classes will also offer outdoor fun and adventure on hiking trails, on horseback or through explorations of art.  Excursions offered this summer will include a visit to Ohkay Owingeh’s Corn Dance, Chaco Canyon and to the Valles Caldera.

New offerings include a class in Pueblo Style Loom Beading, Glorious Greek Cuisine and a Women & Money Workshop (sponsored by Women’s International Study Center and Santa Fe Community College Foundation) taught by a nationally-recognized financial behaviorist Jacquette Timmons.

To register: Go to www.sfcc.edu/offices/continuing-education/ or call 505-428-1676, mail a form to Continuing Education at 6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe, NM, 87508, or just come to campus and visit CE’s new office in Room 131, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sign up now, enrollment is limited.

 


For more than three decades, Santa Fe Community College has served as the gateway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. The college serves more than 15,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult education programs. For further information, visit the website or call 505-428-1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.