Personal Enrichment / Community Education

Personal Enrichment / Community Education

Join us for this complimentary course presented by Raymond N. Beebe, Esq., CPA, 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 CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Wednesday, October 6, 2-4 p.m.
  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Wednesday, November 3, 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 print sources. Students can bring their materials if they have already started doing research.

CEGN-129 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Saturday, October 9, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

With the development and use of DNA testing and vital records, connecting with long-lost families is possible. Whether or not you are adopted, DNA can provide insights into both direct and indirect lineage. Furthermore, while your DNA does not change, its interpretation does. Genealogy will also get into specialty records held by both the government and special interest groups. Students can bring their materials if they have already started doing research.

CEGN-229 (1.5 hours)
Fee: $25

  • Section MW01- Mays Landing Campus
    Saturday, November 6, 11 a.m.-12:30 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 (Red Heart Acrylic recommended) and a size seven straight knitting needle.

CEGN-101 (12 hours)
Fee: $79

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Saturdays, beginning October 9 (ends December 4), 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 (15 hours)
Fee: $99

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Mondays, beginning September 27 (ends November 29), 7-8:30 p.m.

In this seminar, we will explore how to evaluate your needs for your future. We will discuss the lessons of past markets & economic cycles. We will also discuss your needs for retirement, college funding & overall financial needs. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and participate in a “give and take” discussion.

CFIN-101 (2 hours)
Fee: $29

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Thursday, October 14, 7-9 p.m,

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
    Thursday, October 7, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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

PDEV-173 (3 hours)
Fee: $39

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

General Interest

Are you looking for natural ways to achieve and maintain optimal health? Then, 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 20 years as a Certified Breath Facilitator. In addition, 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 OW01-Live Online
    Tuesdays, beginning November 16 (ends December 7), 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 OW01-Live Online
    Tuesday, November 16, 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. It 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 located in seven different points on the spinal column. All 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 OW01-Live Online
    Tuesday, November 23, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

With all of the health issues and toxins in the environment, how does one stay healthy and happy in today’s world? In this class, you will learn about DNA, blood type diet possibilities, and mycotoxins. 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 OW01-Live Online
    Tuesday, November 30, 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 OW01-Live Online
    Tuesday, December 7, 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 reducing 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. Your guest will need to be registered in
order to reserve a seat in the class )

  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Saturdays, November 6 and 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Section CW02-Cape May County Campus
    Thursdays, November 11 and 18, 6-9 p.m.

Bring a digital SLR camera to class and fully understand 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: $69 (supplies not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, October 12, 19, and 26, 6-8 p.m.

Expand your photography knowledge and practice fill-flash outdoors, portrait photography, 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: $49 (supplies not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, November 9 and 16, 6-8 p.m.

Fine Arts - LIVE ONLINE

Professor Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan will lead the group in the simple and gratifying pen and ink drawing techniques accentuated with watercolor. A variety of subject matter will be explored in a mixed-media sketchbook or watercolor paper scraps. The use of a waterproof pen and monochrome and colorful washes can bring your drawing to new dimensions with COLOR! (The dip pen will be demonstrated but is optional for the participant).

FINE-104 (3 hours)
Fee: $35 (Supplies not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Saturday, October 9,2021 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wanda Chudzinski, Senior Adjunct Professor of Art and long-time K-12 educator, will lead participants in an exploration of the structure of different flowers. Using the medium of pencil and shading techniques, workshop participants will progress through a series of exercises about how nature organizes flowers and how we can best draw them using pencil techniques.

FINE-175 (3 hours)
Fee: $35 (Supplies not included. Participants must be 18 years or older.)

  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Saturday, November 6, 2021  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Music - LIVE ONLINE

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 guitar; an electronic tuner is recommended.

FINE-126 (12 hours) Fee: $149

  • Section OW01-Live Online
    Tuesdays, beginning October 12 (ends November 30), 6:30-8 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 September 30 (ends November 11), 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 (16 hours)
Fee: $149 (recommended textbook not included)

  • Section MW01-Mays Landing Campus
    Tuesdays, beginning September 21 (ends November 9), 6-8 p.m

Register Online

ATTENTION: Our online registration form is for use when registering for Workforce Development workshops only. Full payment must be made at the time of online registration via credit/debit card. 

Please call (609) 343-5655 for Career Training program registration information. 

Hours of Operation

Regular Business Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

Summer Hours:

Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday