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

May
31
Tue
Jewelry I @ CMC in Carbondale
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:50 pm
Class Description:

Introduces students to basic skills through various art media. This course may be repeated under a different subtitle for a maximum of six credit hours. Encompasses a multitude of one- credit art experiences that expose students to an art form that they may wish to explore further.

This class will cover a variety of metalsmithing techniques with an emphasis on jewelry making. We will learn how to use hand tools, torches, files, saws and a dapping block to bend, forge, melt, solder and finish metal wire and sheet. This is a great course for people who would like to learn how to wire wrap, make their own simple jewelry findings and begin adding metal to their work. Students are responsible for metal supplies, which can be purchased at the front desk at a bulk, discounted rate of $70. Supplies should be purchased before the first day of class. Metals supply cost is not associated with the tool kit supply list. Please pick up a supply list at the Carbondale front desk.

Faculty: Natasha C. Seedorf
Meets: T • May 31, 2016 – June 28, 2016
Refund Date: June 6, 2016
Credit Hours: 1.0
Syn# 99837

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Make Healthy Cleaning Supplies @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Class Description:

You read food labels and feed yourself and your family carefully, but if you’re using conventional cleaning products you’re exposing yourself and your environment to toxic chemicals on a regular basis. In this class we’ll cover why conventional cleaning products are problematic and how to use safe and natural ingredients to clean your house top to bottom. Students should bring an empty 16-24 ounce spray bottle to take home their own homemade all-purpose cleaning spray.

Faculty: Heather E. Pratt
Meets: T • May 31, 2016 – May 31, 2016
Refund Date: May 27, 2016
Cost: $30
Syn# 99781

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Jun
1
Wed
Canning for Health @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
photo of canned jams and jelliesClass Description:

Anyone can learn how to can jams and jellies, or salsa, relishes and pickled vegetables. The only prerequisites are the eagerness to learn and the interest in a healthier and smarter way to prepare and store foods. This class offers hands-on experience, step-by-step, in a fun environment. All participants will be able, upon completion of this course, to prepare their own jars of foods. They will be taking home samples of their work, as well. There will be an additional $6 fee for fresh canning produce per class session.

Faculty: Cynthia R. Cyr
Meets: W • June 1, 2016 – June 29, 2016
Refund Date: May 27, 2016
Cost: $69
Syn# 99807

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Leadership, Ethics, & Social Responsibility @ CMC in Carbondale
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm
Class Description:

This course will address contemporary social, humanitarian, and/or environmental issues through disciplined study, community-based research, and action related to personal and social responsibility in the 21st century. It will examine questions of ethics, meaning, and value through the study of current and classical texts, community partnerships, and student presentations of projects. Students from different major fields will strengthen their ability to integrate knowledge and skills, and learn to build connections among disciplines, personal values and beliefs, diverse viewpoints, and active citizenship. The seminar format includes study of foundational readings, linking the CMC common reader series to discipline-based study (when appropriate), and cross-cultural classic and contemporary readings.

Class includes lessons at CMC Carbondale on Mon and Wed evenings from June 1-22 (6-9p) and full-day field trips on June 10 and 17 to Rocky Mountain Institute, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Aspen Skiing Co. and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Students will present their work at a full-day workshop on Sat June 25 at CMC Carbondale.

Faculty: Sarah Schmidt
Meets: M,W, F, S • June 1, 2016 – June 25, 2016
Refund Date: June 6, 2016
Credit Hours: 3.0
Syn# 98594

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Jun
2
Thu
Prevention of Disease @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Class Description:

Learn how easy it is to prevent, treat, and in some cases even reverse the most common chronic diseases in America through plant based nutrition and regular exercise. If you have, or are worried about any of these conditions; obesity high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke), inflammatory disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, then this class is for you. The class will be taught by Dr. Feinsinger and Ardis Hoffman.(Fourth session requires $10 food cost from all participants).

Faculty: Ardis L. Hoffman & Dr. Greg Feinsinger
Meets: TH • June 2, 2016 – June 23, 2016
Refund Date: May 31, 2016
Cost: $45
Syn# 99761

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Jun
3
Fri
Quickbooks II: Windows @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Jun 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.

Faculty: Stan Snyder
Meets: F • June 3, 2016 – June 3, 2016
Refund Date: June 1, 2016
Cost: $60
Syn# 99606

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Alternative Printing on Fabric @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Class Description:

Learn how to apply a photographic image to a variety of fabrics. We will use iron-on transfers, cyanotype sun printing, dye sublimation printing, and ink jet direct to fabric printing. Learn about different chemicals that can be used to treat fabrics and the source of specialty papers.

Faculty: Carol A. Gault
Meets: F • June 3, 2016 – June 3, 2016
Refund Date: June 1, 2016
Cost: $40
Syn# 99786

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Plant-Based Whole Foods Cooking @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Class Description:

Changing how you have been cooking food can be a challenge. The latest news in healthy eating is a plant-based whole foods diet. Come learn how to adjust your current cooking habits to this healthier way of creating yummy meals that prevent disease, diabetes, inflammation and general aging issues. This will be a fun, hands-on class and we get to eat what we create. There is a $20 food supplies cost payable to the instructor at the class session.

Faculty: Ardis L. Hoffman
Meets: F • June 3, 2016 – June 3, 2016
Refund Date: June 1, 2016
Cost: $35
Syn# 99762

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Jun
4
Sat
Exploring Family History through Genealogy @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Class Description:

Add to your summer experience and explore family roots. There is a wealth of information available when you know how to look for it. This course covers research and organization using legal, land, federal, state and local records to gather family information.

Faculty: Willa M. Kane
Meets: S • June 4, 2016 – June 18, 2016
Refund Date: June 2, 2016
Cost: $65
Syn# 99785

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Jun
6
Mon
French Conversation @ CMC in Glenwood Springs
Jun 6 @ 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 not used.

Faculty: Virginia M. Reynolds
Meets: M • June 6, 2016 – August 8, 2016
Refund Date: June 3, 2016
Cost: $225
Syn# 99791

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