Personal Enrichment / Community Education

This seminar is an overview of the stock market and financial world and is perfect for the beginner or seasoned investor. We will discuss what makes a stock/bond move in value and how to select the correct investments for you. We will also discuss what kind of plan is best for the attendee’s future.

CFIN-103 (3 hours)
Fee: $29

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesdays, March 25 and April 1, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Section CW01- Cape May County Campus
    Thursdays, April 30 and May 7, 6:30-8 p.m.

This course will teach students to create actual floral designs. Students must be prepared to purchase flowers from the instructor each week to use for the floral creations (approximately $25). In addition, students will need to bring a knife, wire cutters, and scissors to each class session.

CEGN-102 (9 hours)
Fee: $59

  • Section CW01 – Cape May County Campus
    Mondays, beginning March 30 (ends May 4), 7-8:30 p.m.

This club workshop is designed for beginner knitters. You will learn the different types of yarn, how to read a pattern, knitting abbreviations, casting on, basic stitches, needle types and sizes and binding off. You will also work on a scarf project during this workshop. Please bring one, 3 ½ oz. skein of yarn (Redheart acrylic recommended) and a size 7 straight knitting needle.

CEGN-101 (12 hours)
Fee: $69

  • Section MW01 - Mays Landing Campus
    Saturdays, beginning January 25 (ends February 29), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Are you looking for natural ways to achieve and maintain optimal health? Join us for this series of educational and empowering workshops to learn how to apply natural approaches to facilitate your body’s natural health building potential (both physically and emotionally). Optimal health is more than just the absence of disease or symptoms; it is a state of vibrant being.

By taking the whole series, you will receive an introduction to the following: Energy Healing Work, Transformational Breathing, Nutrition, and Kripalu Yoga and Meditation. Alternatively, you can pick and choose individual workshop topics. Please see below for descriptions of each workshop and specific dates.

All sessions provided by Kathy Smith, a private Holistic Health Practitioner. Kathy Smith has over 20 years of experience in the Holistic Health Field and nearly 20 years as a Certified Breath Facilitator. She is trained as a Naturopathic Doctor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Neuromuscular Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, EMF Practitioner, Weight Loss Coach, and Life Coach.

CEGN-106 (6 hours)
Fee: $79

  • Section MW03- Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesdays, beginning January 29 (ends February 19), 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Section MW04- Mays Landing Campus
    Fridays, beginning January 31 (ends February 21), 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Section CW01- Cape May County Campus
    Thursdays, beginning April 23 (ends May 14), 10-11:30 a.m.

Transformational Breath is an easy to learn breath technique that is a powerful healing modality for the body, mind and spirit. Transformational Breath may help reduce stress in your life, increase energy and creativity, help with addictive patterns, increase your metabolism, improve mental and emotional clarity, help you to experience more joy in your life, integrate suppressed/repressed emotions, increase efficiency of your body, resolve childhood traumas and detoxify and help healing in your body. In addition, it can help you to create miracles in your life. Bring a yoga mat, water and 2 pillows. If you don’t have a yoga mat, one will be provided.

CEGN-121 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25

  • Section MW03-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, January 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Section MW04-Mays Landing Campus
    Friday, January 31, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Section CW01- Cape May County Campus
    Thursday, April 23, 10-11:30 a.m.

When a person feels unbalanced physically, emotionally or mentally, Energy Work aids to restore and realign the body’s subtle vibrations. Two favorite modalities are Reiki and Chakra Healing.

This workshop is an introduction to both Reiki and Chakra Healing and will provide you with a Chakra Balancing and experience with Reiki Energy.

The word Reiki can be translated as “universal life energy.” The Usui System works with Reiki for healing oneself or others. Reiki practitioners place their hands on or over the part of the body that needs balancing and channels energy into the body. This may be felt as a temperature change or tingling or just deep relaxation.

Chakras are the circular vortexes of energy that are located in seven different points on the spinal column, and all the seven chakras are connected to various organs and glands within the body. Chakra Healing balances these seven chakras, bringing the body and emotions into balance.

CEGN-203 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25

  • Section MW03-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, February 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Section MW04- Mays Landing Campus
    Friday, February 7, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Section CW01- Cape May County Campus
    Thursday, April 30, 10-11:30 a.m.

In today’s world with all of the health issues and toxins in the environment, how does one stay healthy and happy? In this class, you will learn about DNA, blood type diet possibilities, and the mycotoxins that we are exposed to. In addition, we will discuss the use of vitamins and what they have to do with our health. You won’t want to miss this class!

CEGN-169 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25

  • Section MW03-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, February 12, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Section MW04-Mays Landing Campus
    Friday, February 14, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Section CW01- Cape May County Campus
    Thursday, May 7, 10-11:30 a.m.

Kripalu Yoga is the “Yoga of Compassion.” It begins with understanding your body and how you can comfortably bring your body into each pose. It also encourages inward focus and spiritual attunement. Practicing Kripalu Yoga can initiate a gradual process of physical healing, psychological growth, and spiritual awakening. This workshop is appropriate for all levels. Join us as we practice short meditations. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and a small towel.

CEGN-207 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25

  • Section MW03-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, February 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Section MW04-Mays Landing Campus
    Friday, February 21, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Section CW01- Cape May County Campus
    Thursday, May 14, 10-11:30 a.m.

With financial independence, retirement can be the most fulfilling time of life. This class covers essential money management concepts and issues that are critical to people at or near retirement. Topics include how to reduce pressures on retirement income and which assets are appropriate for retirement income, which are appropriate for lifetime use and which assets are appropriate for future generations; how to make the right health care decisions; and options on how to transfer assets to other generations of family. An optional financial planning consultation is provided after the class. A “hear it, see it, read it, write it” teaching method makes it easy for students to understand and remember the practical information. The fee includes a workbook and study aids.

CFIN-106 (6 hours)
Fee: $59 (Couples may attend together for the single fee of $59.)

  • Section CW05-Cape May County Campus
    Saturdays, March 7 and 14, 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Section CW07-Cape May County Campus
    Thursdays, March 12 and 19, 6-9 p.m.

MUSIC

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Studies have shown that playing a musical instrument can benefit both your mental and physical health. It stimulates the brain and improves memory. Have fun while learning the basics from Eric “Rick” Land of Rick’s Rock Guitar School, who has more than ten years of experience playing and teaching. You will learn chords, scales, music theory, and your favorite songs. Bring your own guitar; an electronic tuner is recommended.

FINE-126 (12 hours)
Fee: $139

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Mondays, beginning March 2 (ends April 20), 6:30-8 p.m.

This class will build on the fundamental concepts of Beginner Piano. Practice playing more melodies by building on basic piano theory.

FINE-164 (12 hours)
Fee: $139

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesdays, beginning February 5 (ends April 1 – no class on March 18), 6-7:30 p.m.

FINE ARTS

Join regional favorite Chuck Law in painting the still life and landscape at a fast and sketchy pace. These exercises from observation and photographs will help you consider composition, color, atmosphere and making notations and build speed to plan for plein air painting. Chuck is an award-winning artist whose on site work records beaches, parks and waterways with beautiful colors, strokes and sense of place. (Supplies and lunch not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

FINE-124 (6 hours)
Fee: $49 (supplies and lunch not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus, Room K136
    Saturday, February 29 (snow date March 7), 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

We welcome back celebrated watercolorist Sister Celeste who will lead a workshop of painting spring flowers in watercolor. This timely workshop instructs the student on color, composition and technique when these botanical wonders are in bloom. (Supplies and lunch not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

FINE-125 (6 hours)
Fee: $49 (Supplies and Lunch Not Included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus, Room K136
    Saturday, April 25 , 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Returning to lead a workshop, Robert Heyer will instruct the group on the finer points of painting summer scenes from your photographs. Bob will show the group how to create vibrant watercolors using the broad theme of summer, rich in color while preserving the white of the paper to ensure contrast in your painting. (Supplies and lunch not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

FINE-133 (6 hours)
Fee: $49 (supplies and lunch not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus, Room K136
    Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

From gesture to sustained drawing, a sketchbook can be one of the most valuable tools but too often is underutilized especially by those just starting out. Atlantic Cape Community College’s Professor of Art, Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan will teach participants to expand their use of a sketchbook. Included will be gesture drawing, washes in monochrome, pen & ink, and quick versus refined pencil techniques. Also discussed will be sighting angles and space, tackling and capturing the essence and value patterns of your subject. This workshop is a must for anyone who wants to maximize their sketchbook, increase their repertoire of media and see better to ultimately draw better. This workshop is ideal for beginners as drawings are small scale and different media and techniques are addressed from the concept of line, through tone using different media. (Supplies and snack not included – we will take a snack break. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

FINE-129 (6 hours)
Fee: $49 (supplies and lunch not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus, Room K136
    Tuesday, June 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

LANGUAGES

This course exposes participants to practical French for immediate application. Participants may have some or no knowledge of the language. The course seeks out the basic but key elements of French used in practical situations, such as understanding or giving directions, expressing oneself, requesting assistance in traveling, lodging, shopping, etc. Course dialogue is to be held bilingually (English-French).

LANG-102 (14 hours)
Fee: $129 (textbook not included)

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Thursdays beginning March 5 (ends April 16), 6-8 p.m.

Learn useful expressions for communicating in business and personal settings in this beginner’s course. A simple conversation, pronunciation, and basic grammar will be stressed, as well as an introduction to this Mediterranean culture.

LANG-132 (20 hours)
Fee: $159 (recommended textbook not included)

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays beginning January 28 (ends March 31), 6-8 p.m.

Learn useful words, phrases, and expressions common to everyday life, business, and travel situations. Designed for travelers and other foreign language enthusiasts, this beginner’s course in conversation will introduce students to the excitement of the Italian language and the culture of Italy. The emphasis will be on functional conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, and fun.

LANG-123 (20 hours)
Fee: $159 (textbook not included)

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesdays, beginning January 29 (ends April 1), 6-8 p.m.

Improve your language skills and further your knowledge of Italian life and culture in this Intermediate course. Emphasis is placed on holding simple conversations and learning better sentence structure and grammar. Bring your textbook from Beginning Italian.

LANG-223 (20 Hours)
Fee: $159 (textbook not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesdays, beginning April 8 (ends June 10), 6-8 p.m.

This course is a continuation of the skills learned in the Introduction to Sign Language class. We will work on increasing fluency and accuracy in fingerspelling and numbers. Students will develop both receptive and expressive ability and allow recognition and demonstration of more sophisticated grammatical features of American Sign Language (ASL).

LANG-245 (16 hours)
Fee: $139

  • Section MW01 – Mays Landing Campus Tuesdays, beginning January 28 (ends March 17), 6 -8 p.m.

COMMUNITY ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Students can improve their speaking and listening skills, and learn about American culture through reading authentic stories and talking about real-life situations. Learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate about school, family, work, and community. Intended for students with little or no English language skills.

ESLA-103 (30 hours)
Fee: $129 (Tuition $109, Materials $20)

  • Section AW03- Worthington Atlantic City Campus Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning February 11 (ends March 19), 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Section AW04-Worthington Atlantic City Campus Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning February 17 (ends March 25), 6:30-9 p.m.

Continue practice in listening and speaking, and learn more about American culture. Read authentic stories and talk about real-life situations. Learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate about school, family, work, and community. Intended for students with a minimum of English language skills.

ESLA-203 (30 hours)
Fee: $129 (Tuition $109, Materials $20)

  • Section AW03-Worthington Atlantic City Campus Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning February 10 (ends March 18), 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Section AW04-Worthington Atlantic City Campus Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning February 18 (ends March 26), 6:30-9 p.m.

GENERAL INTEREST

Have you ever been told you have a great voice? This class will explore numerous aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries, and the internet and teach you how to prepare for a demo. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors and record a commercial script under the direction of our Voicecoaches.com producer.

PDEV-114 (2.5 hours)
Fee: $29

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, April 23, 6-8:30 p.m.

We’ve all heard of eBay, but have you ever used it? Are you afraid to buy something because you may not do it correctly or don’t know how to get the best deal? This class is for you! This seminar will introduce you to the world of eBay and will review all aspects of how to use eBay for buying and selling. It will cover tips on which sellers to avoid, what is too good to be true, and how to determine which seller to buy from. We will also cover tips on how to list an item for sale at the right price to attract the right buyer. If you are interested in selling something specific on eBay, please bring in all information (including any code numbers) about the item, and we will use it as an example in class.

COAP-116 (4 hours)
Fee: $49

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Mondays, March 16 and April 6, 6-8 p.m.

Prerequisite: To take this class, you must have taken our Beginner Buying and Selling on eBay workshops, or be an experienced eBay buyer and have some experience selling on eBay.

Learn tips on how to list an item for sale at the right price and to calculate billing and shipping charges. Learn how to ship an item most cost-effectively. We will also cover scenarios like “why didn’t my item sell?” and make suggestions on how to tweak a description page, photos, and pricing to attract the right buyer. If you are interested in selling an item, bring in as much information on the product as possible, and we will use it as a sample listing.

COAP-189 (2 hours)
Fee: $29

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Monday, May 4, 6-8 p.m.

Bring a digital SLR camera to class and gain a full understanding of the functions it has to offer. Learn what shutter speeds, f-stops, and ISO mean through hands-on picture taking. Other topics will include composition, lighting, sports photography, and more.

CEGN-172 (6 hours)
Fee: $59 (supplies not included)

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, March 24, 31 and April 7, 6-8 p.m.

Expand your photography knowledge and practice fill-flash outdoors, portrait photography, and macro, landscape, sports, and nature photography. Students will learn what equipment and techniques are needed to get the best results. Some equipment will be provided for hands-on work, but bring your SLR camera. This class is not for point and shoot cameras.

CEGN-191 (4 hours)
Fee: $39 (supplies not included)

  • Section MW02-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, April 21 and 28, 6-8 p.m.

Travel

This special Shades of Ireland Tour includes the Collette Experiences like an overnight on the grounds of a regal castle; the Ring of Kerry, one of the world’s great coastal roads; and see sheepdogs in action when you visit a working farm.

Must-See Inclusions

  • Jump into Ireland’s vibrant capital city — Dublin.
  • Stand in awe of the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher.
  • Kiss the famed Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.

Culinary Inclusions

  • Enjoy a hearty dinner and night of traditional Irish entertainment.
  • Taste the “water of life” during an Irish whiskey tasting.
  • Be treated to a farewell dinner at a castle!

Price Includes: Round Trip Air from Newark Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers.

Pricing per person: Double $3,629; Single $4,229; Triple $3,599
Contact Melissa Hatty, (609) 343-5658 or mhatty@atlantic.edu for additional details.

Attend an information session on March 10 at 4:30 p.m. at the Mays Landing Campus

Register Online

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