Carbondale / Roaring Fork Continuing Education Calendar

Sep
20
Wed
AARP Drivers Safety Class @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Class Description:

The AARP Driver Safety Class is directed towards drivers 50 and over. The class covers the following driving topics: how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, freeway traffic, trucks, and blind spots while driving; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags, and safety belts; and how to assess your own and others’ driving abilities with a Personal Driving Capability Index. Most Colorado auto insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course. There is a $15 fee for AARP members and a $20 fee for non-members for the workbook and handouts payable to the instructor. AARP Driver Safety Classes are sponsored by High Country RSVP and taught by RSVP volunteers.

Faculty: RSVP Staff
Meets: W • September 20, 2017 – September 20, 2017
Refund Date: September 18, 2017
Cost: $0
Syn: #08230

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French Conversation @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description:

French speaker and tutor Virginia Reynolds provides you an excellent way to practice and remember the French you have learned in the past but have not used.

Faculty: Virginia Reynolds
Meets: W • September 20, 2017 – November 8, 2017
Refund Date: September 18, 2017
Cost: $120
Syn: #08358

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Technical Canyoneering @ CMC in Spring Valley
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

Introduces students to a variety of travel techniques for non-technical and technical canyon environments. Topics include: weather, canyon geography, navigation, group management and safety, technical rope work, climbing skills, and self-rescue. A variety of wet and dry canyon travel techniques will be practiced including: walking, scrambling, climbing, rappelling, jumping, and swimming. Leave No Trace techniques in a desert canyon environment, as well as a general knowledge of natural history and cultural history of the region, will be emphasized.

This class descends four spectacular slot canyons in Arches and Zion National Parks, both global destinations for canyoneers. Topics include slot canyon travel, rappelling, and swimming through narrow corridors. There are two pre-meetings from 5-9PM on 9/20 and 9/27 and a 5-day trip to Arches and Zion National Park, leaving at 6AM on 10/4 and returning at 6PM on 10/8. A nonrefundable, supplemental course charge of $252.16 paid to CMC includes $10 in supplies, $60 in equipment rental, $45 in access fees, $136.77 in transportation, and $0.39 in tax.

Faculty: Johann Aberger
Meets: W • September 20, 2017 – October 8, 2017
Refund Date: September 22, 2017
Credit Hours: 2.0
Syn: #06672

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Sep
21
Thu
Intro to Higher Self Care @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Class Description:

Journey through common barriers to realize the perfect peace that you are. If perfect peace is our natural state, why aren’t we peaceful? Learn the 3 major distractions to peace and how to move through them. Learn how to instantly connect with your Higher Self. This is a rich introduction to identify & tap into your innate wisdom by moving through the barriers we see as preventing us from our Higher Self.

Faculty: Donna Humble
Meets: TH • September 21, 2017 – September 21, 2017
Refund Date: September 19, 2017
Cost: $17
Syn: #08228

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Sep
22
Fri
QuickBooks I (Carbondale) @ CMC in Carbondale
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Class Description:

Gain an introductory-level understanding of QuickBooks Pro software. Topics include entering data, creating invoices, writing checks, using accounts payable and accounts receivable. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.

Faculty: Stan Snyder
Meets: F • September 22, 2017 – September 22, 2017
Refund Date: September 20, 2017
Cost: $60
Syn: #07753

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QuickBooks Workshops (Carbondale) @ CMC in Carbondale
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Class Description:

 

Stan Snyder teaches this three-level progression series of QuickBooks workshops. A discount is available when you sign up for all three. Individual workshops include:

QuickBooks Level 1 (Sept. 22)
QuickBooks Level 2 (Sept. 29)
QuickBooks Level 3 (Oct. 6)

This section is the discounted package deal (must purchase before first class on 9/22):

Faculty: Stan Snyder
Meets: F • September 22, 2017 – October 6, 2017
Refund Date: September 20, 2017
Cost: $160
Syn: #07756

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Sep
23
Sat
Reawaken Creativity @ CMC in Carbondale
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
photo of art students in Pam Porter's classClass Description:

Collage, painting, printmaking, creativity games, and coaching exercises remind students how to trust their natural instincts and have fun again while doing art. Along the way, students will create beautiful, spontaneous, and surprising work. All levels are welcome. Even if you haven’t created art since you were a child, this class will help reawaken your natural creativity. A $15 materials fee will be collected by the teacher. Pam Porter is an artist, teacher, and professional life coach. The class time includes a one-hour lunch break.

Faculty: Pam Porter
Meets: S, SU • September 23, 2017 – September 24, 2017
Refund Date: September 21, 2017
Cost: $83
Syn: #07819

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Beginner Naturalist Course @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Class Description:

This is a good course for individuals or families and children, as long as everyone can hike on their own. Minors must have an adult companion. In this beginner naturalist class, you will learn to identify the most common trees and birds found while hiking in the wilds of Colorado. We will spend our time on the trails (9/23 & 9/30), finding real-life examples and learning the basics of hiking in Colorado. We will also spend one evening (10/14, 7-9 PM) outside learning to use star charts to identify constellations. Participants will be contacted about what they need to bring and specific meeting locations before course begins. Meeting locations will be within a 30-minute drive of Glenwood Springs. Hiking distance will be less than 2.5 miles each week, and travel will be at a conservative pace.

Faculty: Austin Harris
Meets: S, S • September 23, 2017 – October 14, 2017
Refund Date: September 21, 2017
Cost: $65
Syn: #08410

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Sep
26
Tue
Jewelry & Metalwork Workshop @ CMC in Carbondale
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:20 pm
Class Description:

Provides students with an experiential learning experience. Provides condensed, intensive instruction from nationally and internationally recognized professional artists in fine arts. Explores advanced studies, including techniques and concepts, as they relate to one or more of the following: ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, film-making, sculpture, or other media. May be repeated for up to six credits.

Introduces the construction of jewelry designs in metals and small casting techniques. The tool list is available at the front desk and tools must be acquired before the first day of class. Students must purchase metal supplies and are available at a discounted rate of $40 at the front desk. For class questions, contact Natasha Seedorf at 970-618-2944.

Faculty: Natasha Seedorf
Meets: T • September 26, 2017 – December 12, 2017
Refund Date: October 9, 2017
Credit Hours: 2.0
Syn: #04879

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Retirement Planning @ Glenwood Springs High School
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Class Description:

This course blends financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values, and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals. Discover five strategies to manage investment risks, 11 ways you may save money on this year’s taxes, important questions to ask before buying insurance, how to invest in and take money out of your company’s retirement plan, as well as determine the savings you need to retire. Course includes an illustrated textbook (one per couple). Spouse/significant other of a student who registers and pays tuition may register at no charge.

Faculty: Peak One Financial
Meets: T • September 26, 2017 – October 3, 2017
Refund Date: September 22, 2017
Cost: $49
Syn: #08261

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This is the free class for spouses or partners of students registered for the class:

Faculty: Peak One Financial
Meets: T • September 26, 2017 – October 3, 2017
Refund Date: September 22, 2017
Cost: $0
Syn: #08262

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