Personal Development

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Build Your Desired Future – Register Today for the Midlife Milestones Program

Midlife Milestones is a personal and professional development program designed for individuals who are in the middle of their life journey and want to build upon their experience in order to shape and prepare for their desired future.  This program provides an opportunity to develop and sharpen the skills needed to navigate successfully in today’s world as well as designated time and space for personal reflection, renewal and planning.

Key Takeaways

  • Meet new people and build your resource network
  • Develop a personal success plan
  • Create your “elevator” speech
  • Take time to focus on the best of you
  • Develop your work-based and technology skills
  • Build your professional image

The program is comprised of 5 sessions held at the Littleton Campus and qualifies for 3 CEUs.

Session 1, August 25 from 6-8 p.m.
Session 2, August 26 from 8:30 am-4 p.m.
Session 3, September 9 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Session 4, October 7, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Session 5, November 4, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

add to cartFri, Aug 25, 6-8pm and Sat, Aug 26, Sep 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MNGT 2001F01-59898                $595, includes books, materials and meals

For detailed information and to register go to www.arapahoe.edu/communityed or call 303-797-5722.  The registration deadline is Friday, August 18. Program registration fee is $595.

IMPROV

Try Your Hand at Improv Acting

Pam Roth O’Mara
Explore what improvisational acting is all about. If you’ve always wanted to “try it,” this class is for you. Starting with warm-up exercises that allow you to become comfortable with the others in the class we then move into games and techniques that give you a general understanding of improv.  This class makes a great date night! And, you can learn more about improv by taking the Improv Camp for Grownups.

Wed, June 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.                     Littleton Campus
ARCR 1167M01-59813                              $29 closed

Improv Camp for Grownups

Pam Roth O’Mara
It’s summer - time for fun! Whether you’re an artist, author, musician, manager, engineer, administrator, performer, retiree, student, or all of the above, this class will help you improve your ability to really see what’s around you and respond to whatever life throws at you. Each class begins with warm-up exercises, and gradually guides you through improvisational acting methods, techniques, and styles. Led by Pam Roth O’Mara, artist, author, performer, and park interpreter, you’ll learn how to invent characters and put them into interesting scenes. And, you’ll have fun and meet new people.

Thu, June 15-July 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 7wks        Littleton Campus
ARCR 1169M01-59828                                    $159 closed

Improv Date Night

Pam Roth O’Mara
Try improv acting! We know you’re looking for a different kind of date night. This two-hour session starts with warm-up exercises that allow you to become comfortable with the others in the class, then we gradually move into games and techniques that give you a general understanding of improve acting. Learn how to invent characters and put them into interesting scenes. Sign-up for one or both one-evening sessions.

add to cartWed, June 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.                 Littleton Campus
ARCR 1170M01-59815                              $29

add to cartWed, July 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.                Littleton Campus
ARCR 1170M02-59816                               $29

Improv Playtime

Pam Roth O’Mara
Flex your improv muscles! You know how to create characters and put them into scenes and now you are ready to take your improve skills to the next level.  Learn how to keep scenes interesting, move in and out of scenes gracefully, create complex scenes with three or more characters, and bring scenes to their natural end. Requires participation in a previous ACC Community Education improv class, or instructor approval.

add to cartWed, Aug 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.               Littleton Campus
ARCR 1171M01-59817                               $29

Advanced Improv: Continuing the Adventure

Pam Roth O’Mara
You know how to create characters and put them into scenes, but you want more! Learn the challenges of keeping those scenes interesting, moving in and out of scenes gracefully, creating complex scenes with three or more characters, and bringing scenes to their natural end. Start the class with warm-up exercises, and gradually become familiar with improvisational acting methods, techniques, and styles. Learn the next steps in improv acting methods while having fun and meeting new people.

Wed, Apr 5-May 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6wks               Littleton Campus
ARCR 1168S01-82398                                             $149 closed

GENEALOGY AND HERITAGE

Genealogy 101: An Introduction to Finding your Roots 

Bert Paredes
Discover effective techniques for researching your family tree. Explore the best collections of free online data and local resources. Discuss the US census, the right software, and other tools to help you organize and preserve your information. Connect with others who have the same research interests and can provide invaluable assistance in your searches.

add to cartWed, June 21, 6-9 p.m.                                             Littleton Campus
PERS 1057M01-59829                  $59, $3 material fee to instructor

German Genealogy

Bert Paredes
Learn the basics of tracing your German roots. Discuss the unique challenges of researching German records and how best to overcome them. Discover how to find and understand useful records and reference information without actually knowing German. An overview of the best online sources for German genealogy information will prepare you to succeed in your quest.

add to cartTue, Aug 15, 6-9 p.m.                                             Littleton Campus
PERS 1058M01-59729                    $59, $3 material fee to instructor

ASTRONOMY

Wonders of the Cosmos

Michael Carroll
The cosmos teems with glowing nebulae, spiraling galaxies, and amazing worlds. Come along with space artist and science writer Michael Carroll on an entertaining journey through the cosmos.  Learn the most up-to-date discoveries about the wanna-be planet Pluto, the asteroid Ceres, mysterious comets, and water on Mars. Explore the possibilities of life on planets orbiting distant stars, many of which we can now study in some detail. Bring a lunch, sit back, and celebrate the Universe! Ages 12 to adult.

add to cartSat, Aug 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.                Littleton Campus
PERS 1012M01-59730         $39, $10 material fee to instructor

Finding Life in the Solar System                                                 

Michael Carroll
Explore the worlds around us with the goal of figuring out where we might find life as we know it.  Survey the weirdest life on Earth, like microbes found in the hearts of volcanoes and critters that can survive in nuclear powerplants. Then we’ll travel through the planets and moons looking at a bit of their history and their habitability. We’ll conclude with a class survey focusing on where you bet there is life. Mars? Europa? Titan? Come join the cosmic fun!

add to cartWed, July 26, 6-9 p.m.                           Littleton Campus
PERS 1013M01-59732                   $29, $5 material fee to instructor

Merrill Ream Speed Reading

Merrill Ream
Are you struggling to keep up with a flood
of email, articles, reports, and books? Save yourself hours of time and increase your productivity by learning to read faster and with better comprehension. Taught by acclaimed speed reading expert Dr. Merrill Ream, this course is a complete speed reading experience. Topics are presented in a logical progression with plenty of time to help you master the skills and techniques you’ll need for lasting proficiency as a speed reader.

This is a 6-week online class which begins the 2nd Wednesday of every month. For more information, to register and pay, go to arapahoe.edu/communityed and follow the online links. Cost is $119 for 24 hours of instruction.

ONLINE CLASSES

Fun! Fast! Convenient! Great Content! Get a Certificate! Ask us how to try the first lesson of a course for FREE! All these courses are conducted online. For more information, click on the class links below or visit our online section to see how easy and fun online learning can be.

Section Numbers Chart:

  • S03 May 17
  • M01 June 14
  • M02 July 12
  • M03 August 16

To register for online courses, follow the specific class link and click on 'enroll now.'

MATH SKILLS SECTION # COST
Introduction to Algebra ONLI 1067 $119
Math Refresher ONLI 1146 $119
Medical Math ONLI 2215 $119
COMMUNICATION  
Mastering Public Speaking ONLI 1135 $119
Keys to Effective Communication ONLI 1142 $119
Interpersonal Communication ONLI 1143 $119
Achieving Success with Difficult People ONLI 1092 $119
MISCELLANEOUS  
Merrill Ream Speed Reading ONLI 1121 $119
Genealogy Basics ONLI 1159 $119
Get Funny!   ONLI 1165 $119
Listen to Your heart, and Success will Follow    ONLI 1171 $119
Skills for Making Great Decisions ONLI 1188 $119
Navigating Divorce ONLI 1247 $119
Managing Life as a Single Parent ONLI 2091 $119
Romance Writing ONLI 1046 $119
Certificate in Stress Management ONLI 1085 $84

ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL

Earn a High School Diploma

Community Education, in cooperation with ed2go, the industry leader in online continuing education, has partnered with Smart Horizons Career Online High School to offer adults seeking secondary education completion a new and dynamic way to obtain a fully-accredited online high school diploma. It's an affordable, flexible, and convenient way to learn at your own pace and prepare for a career!

Through this partnership, adults who have not earned a high school diploma can receive a high-quality education completely online from an accredited high school. In addition to earning their diploma, students will also receive career training in one of six areas.

In addition to traditional high school courses, you can select from the following career paths to receive additional training.

Choose a Career Path that is Right for You:

Career Support:

  • Academic and career coaching
  • Certified instructors offer academic support
  • Career Portfolio to give you the tools you need to find a job

It’s never too late to complete your education, enroll today! Cost is $1,295 for 750 hours of instruction. Payment plans available.

Contact us for more information: 303.797.5722

 

 

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