Lifelong Learning at Spring Valley

Classes for fun. Classes that explore the natural world. Classes that feed your personal passions. Lifelong learning is one of Colorado Mountain College’s primary missions. Every semester, Spring Valley offers new lifelong learning opportunities that often include field excursions. Pre-trip classroom meetings are held at the campus at Spring Valley, 3000 County Road 114, just seven miles outside of Glenwood Springs.

Spring Valley / Roaring Fork Continuing Education Calendar

September – October 2014

Sep
30
Tue
Getting Started with WordPress @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Class Description

WordPress is the most popular website management software in the world and currently powers 1/3 of all websites in the United States. Learn the basics of managing your websites with WordPress. Topics include updating website pages, creating blog posts, managing media (photos and videos) and adding key words to help get higher search rankings.(1 hour lunch break)

Faculty: Trent J. Blizzard
Meets: T • September 30, 2014 – September 30, 2014
Refund Date: September 26, 2014
Cost: $75
Syn# 85446

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Salsa Bar @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description

Learn how to make and taste the makings of a great salsa bar, including roasted, green, and Pico de Gallo (we will have fish and beef tacos).

Faculty: Ricardo Torres
Meets: T • September 30, 2014 – September 30, 2014
Refund Date: September 26, 2014
Cost: $30
Syn# 85478

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Oct
1
Wed
Stained Glass Techniques @ CMC in Carbondale
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm
Class Description

Learn beginning to advanced stained glass techniques while completing a small panel using foiled and leaded glass elements. Other techniques such as fusing, flashed glass and kiln paper casting are introduced. Pick up a materials list at the Lappala Center.

Faculty: Shannon D. Muse
Meets: W • October 1, 2014 – November 12, 2014
Refund Date: September 29, 2014
Cost: $199
Syn# 84822

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Oct
2
Thu
Common Reader: Cabin Fever book discussion class @ CMC in Carbondale
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
thumbnail image of the cover of Cabin FeverClass Description

Text required. Join us this fall as we read and discuss the book, “Cabin Fever” and welcome its author Tom Montgomery Fate to speak about his book with our community. This class is free to the public. Please visit our Common Reader webpage for more information about the book and the author’s visit to campus.

Faculty: Dr. Adrian V. Fielder
Meets: TH • October 2, 2014 – October 30, 2014
Refund Date: September 30, 2014
Cost: $0
Syn# 85002

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Retirement Planning Today @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Class Description

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 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 (Spouse: register for 85279).

Faculty: Tom & Bruce Miller
Meets: TH • October 2, 2014 – October 9, 2014
Refund Date: September 30, 2014
Cost: $50
Syn# 85247

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Oct
3
Fri
Social Media 1: Engagement @ CMC in Carbondale
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Class Description

The basics and beyond for Facebook, Twitter, LindedIn, HootSuite. How to use social media tools to build your presence of your own brand on the web. Learn how to engage and extend your community via social media in a way that’s essential to your business and/or personal interests. Students must bring their own device: laptops are required; tablets may be used, but are not recommended. Smartphones (in additions to laptops or tablets) are helpful, but not required.

Faculty: Stefanie K. Kilts
Meets: F, F • October 3, 2014 – October 3, 2014
Refund Date: October 1, 2014
Cost: $75
Syn# 85463

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Social Media Package Deal @ CMC in Carbondale
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Class Description

Enroll in both courses in the Carbondale Digital Media Package (10/3 and 10/10) and receive this special discount.

Faculty: Stefanie K. Kilts
Meets: F, F • October 3, 2014 – October 10, 2014
Refund Date: October 1, 2014
Cost: $125
Syn# 85462

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Using Quickbooks Pro 2: 2012 @ CMC in Carbondale
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Class Description

Covers manual checks, bank transfers, credit card transactions, reconciling bank and credit card accounts to third-party statements, and use of asset, liability and equity accounts to record transactions. Prerequisite: Quickbooks I or instructor consent.Emphasis:QuickBooks 2012

Faculty: Stan Snyder
Meets: F • October 3, 2014 – October 3, 2014
Refund Date: October 1, 2014
Cost: $75
Syn# 85256

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Oct
4
Sat
Community First Aid and CPR @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:50 pm
Class Description

Prepares the student for certification in CPR and basic first aid. Skills will include basic life support, airway obstruction, control of bleeding, shock and patient care for the unconscious.

American Heart Association. Text required and must be purchased.

Faculty: Jacqueline E. Stadick
Meets: S • October 4, 2014 – October 4, 2014
Refund Date: October 2, 2014
Credit Hours: 0.5
Syn# 83123

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Retirement Planning Today @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description

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 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. (Spouse: register for 85248).

Faculty: Tom & Bruce Miller
Meets: S • October 4, 2014 – October 11, 2014
Refund Date: October 2, 2014
Cost: $50
Syn# 85248

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