Personal Enrichment / Community Education

Personal Enrichment / Community Education

Join us for this complimentary course presented by Raymond N. Beebe, Esq., C.P.A., who is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Topics will include long term care options and hospice, how to avoid death tax traps that can affect the whole family, wills, and trusts used in estate planning, and durable powers of attorney and health care declarations.

PDEV-124 (2 hours)
Fee: Free (registration is required to reserve a seat in this workshop)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, October 28, 2-4 p.m.
    CANCELED

  • Section CW01 - Live Online
    Wednesday, September 30, 2-4 p.m.

Are you looking to start a family research project? Have you started your research and keep hitting brick walls? This workshop will provide tips and tricks on how to conduct family searches through reliable sources. With the development and use of D.N.A. testing and vital records, it is easier than ever. Students can bring their materials if they have already started doing research.

CEGN-129 (3 hours)
Fee: $39

  • Section MW01- Mays Landing Campus
    Saturday, October 10, 1-4p.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 seven straight knitting needle.

CEGN-101 (12 hours)
Fee: $69

  • Section MW01 - Mays Landing Campus
    Saturdays, beginning October 17 (ends November 21), 10:30 a.m.-12:30 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, each week, payable to the instructor). Also, 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 September 14 (ends October 19), 7-8:30 p.m.

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 attendee’s future.

CFIN-103 (3 hours)
Fee: $39

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesdays, October 21 and 28, 6:30-8 p.m.
    CANCELED

Discover the primary uses of social media platforms, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and how they differ. Learn the basics of operating each platform and which ones you should utilize based on your lifestyle, career, or business.

PDEV-137 (3 hours)
Fee: $39

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesday, October 13, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

You understand social media basics, so what is next? Discover the latest trends and tactics on how to harness the power of social media platforms, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

PDEV-173 (3 hours)
Fee: $39

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesday, November 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Participants will learn how to strengthen their public speaking skills, including techniques to ease frayed nerves and methods designed to improve delivery. Attendees will also learn how to make an impression and best communicate in a group setting with confidence.

PDEV-151 (3 hours)
Fee: $39

  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

If you’re not using a spreadsheet to keep track of your family budget or track expenses, you are missing out. Follow along with our instructor as you learn the basics of using Google Sheets to manage your spending goals, track monthly payments and savings plan. Google Sheets is accessible through Google Drive with a Gmail account anywhere, anytime; on a desktop or laptop, smartphone or tablet.

COAP-126 (3 hours)
Fee: $39

  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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 attendee’s future.

CFIN-103 (3 hours)
Fee: $39

  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Thursdays, October 8 and 15, 6:30-8 p.m.
    CANCELED

General Interest

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: Transformational Breathing, Energy Healing Work, Nutrition, and Kripalu Yoga, and Meditation. Alternatively, you can pick and choose specific workshop topics. Individual class descriptions and dates can be found after this listing.

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 to 20 years as a Certified Breath Facilitator. She is trained as a Naturopathic Doctor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Neuromuscular Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, E.M.F. Practitioner, Weight Loss Coach, and Life Coach.

CEGN-106 (6 hours)
Fee: $79

  • Section MW01-Live Online
    Wednesdays, beginning September 30 (ends October 21), 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Section MW02-Live Online
    Thursdays, beginning October 1 (ends October 22), 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 to heal in your body. Bring a yoga mat, water, and two pillows.

CEGN-121 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25

  • Section MW01-Live Online
    Wednesday, September 30, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Section MW02-Live Online
    Thursday, October 1, 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 MW01-Live Online
    Wednesday, October 7, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Section MW02-Live Online
    Thursday, October 8, 10 a.m.-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 D.N.A., blood type diet possibilities, and the mycotoxins that we are exposed to. Also, we will discuss the use of vitamins and what they have to do with our health.

CEGN-169 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25

  • Section MW01-Live Online
    Wednesday, October 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Section MW02-Live Online
    Thursday, October 15, 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 MW01-Live Online
    Wednesday, October 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Section MW02-Live Online
    Thursday, October 22, 10-11:30 a.m.

We have all heard of eBay, but have you ever used it? Are you afraid to buy something because you may not do it correctly or do not 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: $45

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesdays, October 7 and 28, 6-8 p.m.

Prerequisite: To take this class, students 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 MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, November 18, 6-8 p.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 this fee.)

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Saturdays, October 17 and 24, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, October 6 and 13, 6-9 p.m.
  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Wednesdays, October 7 and 14, 6-9 p.m.

From audiobooks, gaming, and commercials to socially relevant content, television, and much, much more, today’s voice over field has become a great way to leverage your interests, voice qualities, and communication skills in a whole new way. Learn about how the industry works today, trends in opportunity in your community, areas of future growth, and what top traits casting professionals look for when hiring voice professionals. You’ll also hear samples from working voice-over artists and have the opportunity to record a sample professional voice over under the direction of our instructor.

If you’ve ever wondered how to begin in voice-over part-time, full time, or for supplemental or retirement income, this workshop is a great, upbeat, and most importantly, realistic first step.

PDEV-114 (2.5 hours)
Fee: $35

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, October 21, 6-8:30 p.m.

Bring a digital S.L.R. 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 the hands-on picture taking. Other topics will include composition, lighting, sports photography, and more.

CEGN-172 (6 hours)
Fee: $69 (supplies not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, October 6, 13, and 20, 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 S.L.R. camera. This class is not for point and shoot cameras.

CEGN-191 (4 hours)
Fee: $49 (supplies not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, November 3 and 10, 6-8 p.m.

Fine Arts - Live Online

Professor Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan will lead the class in the simple and gratifying process of pen and ink drawing techniques accented with watercolor. A variety of subject matter will be explored. The use of a multi-media sketchbook or watercolor paper scraps and a waterproof pen will be encouraged as well as monochromatic and colorful washes to accentuate pen and ink drawings. The dip pen will be demonstrated but is optional for the student.

FINE-104 (4 hours)
Fee: $35 (Supplies not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Saturday, December 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

We welcome back celebrated watercolorist Sister Celeste who will lead a workshop of painting fall-themed still life in watercolor. This timely workshop instructs the student on color, composition, and technique, and you will also learn how to effectively work from a photograph to give your painting a sense of dimension, and use the photo as a starting point for your painting.

FINE-145 (6 hours)
Fee: $49 (Supplies and lunch not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

A sketchbook can be one of the most valuable tools, but too often is underutilized. Atlantic Cape’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. This workshop is ideal for beginners as concepts to line and space are explored in quick exercises.

FINE-129 (4 hours)
Fee: $35 (Supplies not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m.-2 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: $149

  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Mondays, beginning October 5 (ends November 23), 6:30-8 p.m.

Master the fundamental concepts and basic techniques to play easy melodies in this beginner’s workshop. Proper posture and reading music will be emphasized.

FINE-163 (12 hours)
Fee: $169

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Mondays, beginning October 5 (ends December 7), 6 p.m.-7:30 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: $139 (textbook not included)

  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Thursdays beginning October 8 (ends November 19), 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 (14 hours)
Fee: $139 (recommended textbook not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays beginning September 8 (ends November 3), 6-8 p.m.
    CANCELED

Get immersed in Spanish culture and conversation and master the beginning Spanish basics. Emphasis is placed on holding simple conversations and learning better sentence structure and grammar. Bring the textbook from Beginning Spanish.

LANG-232 (14 hours)
Fee: $139 (recommended textbook not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays beginning November 10 (ends December 22), 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, and pronunciation.

LANG-123 (20 hours)
Fee: $179 (textbook not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesdays, beginning October 7 (ends December 16) no class on November 25, 6-8 p.m.

Communication is a vital part of our world. If students have a desire to learn this unique and beautiful language, or just brush up on the basics, then join us. Students will be introduced to information on deaf culture and history and learn basic sign language skills to communicate with the deaf or hearing-impaired.

LANG-145 (16 hours)
Fee: $149 (textbook not included)

  • Section MW01 – Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays beginning September 22 (ends November 10), 6-8 p.m.

Community English as a Second Language

This workshop is intended for students with little or no English language skills. 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.

ESLA-103 (30 hours)
Fee: $139 (Tuition $119, Materials $20)

  • Section AW01- Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning September 22 (ends October 29), 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Section AW02-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning September 21 (ends October 28), 6:30-9 p.m.

This workshop is intended for students with a minimum of English language skills. 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.

ESLA-203 (30 hours)
Fee: $139 (Tuition $119, Materials $20)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning November 5 (ends December 17), 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Section AW02-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Mondays and Wednesday, beginning November 4 (ends December 16), 6:30-9 p.m.

Register Online

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