Upcoming Short Courses Events


Oct 24 - Wednesday


Birding & Nature Basics of Santa Clara (Rm. L-43)

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Students will actively join in the fun with community members in learning all about field guides and utilizing binoculars to identify birds i…


Oct 25 - Thursday


Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement (Rm. MCC-17)

6:30 pm to 8:45 pm


In this workshop, participants will be introduced to key concepts and practices of wise money management for retirement. Learn about investments, long…


Oct 26 - Friday


Cloud Computing & Secruity Series II (Rm S-71)

8:00 am to 9:00 am


After an initial resistance to using the Cloud as a computing platform, the industry has largely embraced this paradigm for the many benefits…


Finding Your Way Through the Night Sky (Rm. Plt)

8:00 am to 9:00 am


Learn to locate constellations and to identify some bright stars and planets. Understand the changes in the moon, the motions of the sky and the seaso…


Creating Art Like Masters (Rm L-42)

6:15 pm to 7:45 pm


This series of eight art classes reviews some of the most renowned masters in art making from classic to contemporary artists like Rembrandt, Picasso …


Oct 27 - Saturday


Introduction to Anime and Cartooning (Rm -L43)

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Main Campus


Students will initially learn how to draw simple objects like backpacks and then graduate to more challenging objects as they develop their cartooning…


Introduction to Scratch Programming (Rm: -L 76)

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Main Campus


In this course, each chapter walks students through programming a single game, and programming concepts are explained as they come up. Students will s…


Digital Strategies for Animation ( DA L-43)

10:45 am to 12:15 pm


This class will introduce students to the use of digital technologies as digital photography and digital imaginary to a basic understanding o…


Intermediate Python (Rm L-76)

11:15 am to 1:15 pm


This course will take what students learned in previous intro programing classes and build on it to strengthen skills. Through practical examples, stu…


Python for Kids and Teens (Rm L-76)

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


This course introduces core Python programming basics including: data types, control structures, algorithm development and program design with functio…


Silk Embroidery Painting (Rm L-42)

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Silk Embroidery classes bring a modern creativity to an ancient art form with unique and stunning designs that can be embroidered on wall panels, clot…


You Can Play Ukulele!

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm


The popularity of the Ukulele has grown tremendously over the years and since it is an easy instrument to learn, it can be quickly rewarding.…


Intro to Java Programming ( Rm L-76)

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm


This course introduces computer programming using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Students will le…


You Can Play Guitar!

4:35 pm to 5:35 pm


Learn the basics of playing the guitar, including right- and left-hand technique, strumming chords and playing melodies. Instructor Rich Hawthorne wil…


Oct 28 - Sunday


Meditation for Health, Happiness, and Success (Rm. L-42)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm


Topics covered will teach the participant meditational methods to strengthen the body and mind. The methods shared with illustrate how to reduce stres…


Oct 29 - Monday


Italian Book Club for Intermediates (Rm- G2)

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


In this intermediate-level book club, students who are already capable of communicating clearly will read and discuss level-appropriate mystery novels…


Oct 31 - Wednesday


Birding & Nature Basics of Santa Clara (Rm. L-43)

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Students will actively join in the fun with community members in learning all about field guides and utilizing binoculars to identify birds i…


Nov 1 - Thursday


Astrophysics for Everyone (Rm. MCC-10)

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Main Campus


When you gaze at the night sky, do you feel a sense of awe or a curiosity to understand our universe? This is the class for you! This non-technical cl…


Nov 2 - Friday


Cloud Computing and Security Series (Rm S-71)

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Main Campus


After an initial resistance to using the Cloud as a computing platform, the industry has largely embraced this paradigm for the many benefits it provi…


Creating Art Like Masters (Rm L-42)

6:15 pm to 7:45 pm


This series of eight art classes reviews some of the most renowned masters in art making from classic to contemporary artists like Rembrandt, Picasso …


Nov 3 - Saturday


Introduction to Anime and Cartooning (Rm -L43)

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Main Campus


Students will initially learn how to draw simple objects like backpacks and then graduate to more challenging objects as they develop their cartooning…


Introduction to Scratch Programming (Rm: -L 76)

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Main Campus


In this course, each chapter walks students through programming a single game, and programming concepts are explained as they come up. Students will s…


Digital Strategies for Animation ( DA L-43)

10:45 am to 12:15 pm


This class will introduce students to the use of digital technologies as digital photography and digital imaginary to a basic understanding o…


Intermediate Python (Rm L-76)

11:15 am to 1:15 pm


This course will take what students learned in previous intro programing classes and build on it to strengthen skills. Through practical examples, stu…


Python for Kids and Teens (Rm L-76)

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


This course introduces core Python programming basics including: data types, control structures, algorithm development and program design with functio…


Silk Embroidery Painting (Rm L-42)

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Silk Embroidery classes bring a modern creativity to an ancient art form with unique and stunning designs that can be embroidered on wall panels, clot…


You Can Play Ukulele!

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm


The popularity of the Ukulele has grown tremendously over the years and since it is an easy instrument to learn, it can be quickly rewarding.…


Intro to Java Programming ( Rm L-76)

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm


This course introduces computer programming using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Students will le…


You Can Play Guitar!

4:35 pm to 5:35 pm


Learn the basics of playing the guitar, including right- and left-hand technique, strumming chords and playing melodies. Instructor Rich Hawthorne wil…


Nov 4 - Sunday


Meditation for Health, Happiness, and Success (Rm. L-42)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm


Topics covered will teach the participant meditational methods to strengthen the body and mind. The methods shared with illustrate how to reduce stres…


Nov 7 - Wednesday


Birding & Nature Basics of Santa Clara (Rm. L-43)

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Students will actively join in the fun with community members in learning all about field guides and utilizing binoculars to identify birds i…


Nov 8 - Thursday


Astrophysics for Everyone (Rm. MCC-10)

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Main Campus


When you gaze at the night sky, do you feel a sense of awe or a curiosity to understand our universe? This is the class for you! This non-technical cl…


Hiking the Parks and Trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains (Rm G-10)

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Join instructor and guide Tom Taber for a fun and informative course that combines in-class lectures with weekend field trips. Learn about flora, faun…


Nov 9 - Friday


Cloud Computing and Security Series (Rm S-71)

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Main Campus


After an initial resistance to using the Cloud as a computing platform, the industry has largely embraced this paradigm for the many benefits it provi…


Creating Art Like Masters (Rm L-42)

6:15 pm to 7:45 pm


This series of eight art classes reviews some of the most renowned masters in art making from classic to contemporary artists like Rembrandt, Picasso …


Nov 10 - Saturday


Introduction to Anime and Cartooning (Rm -L43)

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Main Campus


Students will initially learn how to draw simple objects like backpacks and then graduate to more challenging objects as they develop their cartooning…


Introduction to Scratch Programming (Rm: -L 76)

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Main Campus


In this course, each chapter walks students through programming a single game, and programming concepts are explained as they come up. Students will s…


Pet First Aid and CPR (Rm L-42)

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Main Campus


Learn how to respond effectively to an animal medical emergency. Maintain viability, minimize suffering, prevent further injury and continue effective…


Digital Strategies for Animation ( DA L-43)

10:45 am to 12:15 pm


This class will introduce students to the use of digital technologies as digital photography and digital imaginary to a basic understanding o…


Intermediate Python (Rm L-76)

11:15 am to 1:15 pm


This course will take what students learned in previous intro programing classes and build on it to strengthen skills. Through practical examples, stu…


Python for Kids and Teens (Rm L-76)

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


This course introduces core Python programming basics including: data types, control structures, algorithm development and program design with functio…


Silk Embroidery Painting (Rm L-42)

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Silk Embroidery classes bring a modern creativity to an ancient art form with unique and stunning designs that can be embroidered on wall panels, clot…


Intro to Java Programming ( Rm L-76)

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm


This course introduces computer programming using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Students will le…


Nov 12 - Monday


Italian Book Club for Intermediates (Rm- G2)

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


In this intermediate-level book club, students who are already capable of communicating clearly will read and discuss level-appropriate mystery novels…


Nov 14 - Wednesday


Birding & Nature Basics of Santa Clara (Rm. L-43)

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Students will actively join in the fun with community members in learning all about field guides and utilizing binoculars to identify birds i…


Nov 16 - Friday


Cloud Computing and Security Series (Rm S-71)

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Main Campus


After an initial resistance to using the Cloud as a computing platform, the industry has largely embraced this paradigm for the many benefits it provi…


Taste of Tuscany (Rm L-43)

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Main Campus


Students will experience an Itialian culinary trip to the province of Tuscany where they will enjoy a delicious tour of homemade Tuscan favorites. Joi…


Nov 17 - Saturday


Introduction to Scratch Programming (Rm: -L 76)

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Main Campus


In this course, each chapter walks students through programming a single game, and programming concepts are explained as they come up. Students will s…


Intermediate Python (Rm L-76)

11:15 am to 1:15 pm


This course will take what students learned in previous intro programing classes and build on it to strengthen skills. Through practical examples, stu…


Python for Kids and Teens (Rm L-76)

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


This course introduces core Python programming basics including: data types, control structures, algorithm development and program design with functio…


Intro to Java Programming ( Rm L-76)

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm


This course introduces computer programming using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Students will le…


Nov 24 - Saturday


Introduction to Scratch Programming (Rm: -L 76)

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Main Campus


In this course, each chapter walks students through programming a single game, and programming concepts are explained as they come up. Students will s…


Intermediate Python (Rm L-76)

11:15 am to 1:15 pm


This course will take what students learned in previous intro programing classes and build on it to strengthen skills. Through practical examples, stu…


Python for Kids and Teens (Rm L-76)

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


This course introduces core Python programming basics including: data types, control structures, algorithm development and program design with functio…


Intro to Java Programming ( Rm L-76)

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm


This course introduces computer programming using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Students will le…


Nov 26 - Monday


Italian Book Club for Intermediates (Rm- G2)

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


In this intermediate-level book club, students who are already capable of communicating clearly will read and discuss level-appropriate mystery novels…


Dec 1 - Saturday


Introduction to Scratch Programming (Rm: -L 76)

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Main Campus


In this course, each chapter walks students through programming a single game, and programming concepts are explained as they come up. Students will s…


Intermediate Python (Rm L-76)

11:15 am to 1:15 pm


This course will take what students learned in previous intro programing classes and build on it to strengthen skills. Through practical examples, stu…


Python for Kids and Teens (Rm L-76)

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


This course introduces core Python programming basics including: data types, control structures, algorithm development and program design with functio…


Intro to Java Programming ( Rm L-76)

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm


This course introduces computer programming using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Students will le…


Dec 7 - Friday


Feast of the Seven Seas (Rm L-43)

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Main Campus


Join us for this very special cooking event! During the Holiday Season, Italian families gather for the Christmas Vigil where only fist dishes are on …


Dec 8 - Saturday


Introduction to Scratch Programming (Rm: -L 76)

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Main Campus


In this course, each chapter walks students through programming a single game, and programming concepts are explained as they come up. Students will s…


Intermediate Python (Rm L-76)

11:15 am to 1:15 pm


This course will take what students learned in previous intro programing classes and build on it to strengthen skills. Through practical examples, stu…


Python for Kids and Teens (Rm L-76)

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


This course introduces core Python programming basics including: data types, control structures, algorithm development and program design with functio…


Intro to Java Programming ( Rm L-76)

3:45 pm to 5:45 pm


This course introduces computer programming using the JAVA programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Students will le…


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