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Continuing Education Classes

FALL 2016

September 21 - December 2
Register Today!

We've added to our Continuing Education program! 

Along with our new, Bridges to Shoreline offerings (formerly Plus 50: computer training, and business and professional development offerings), we’ve launched courses to hone writing skills, improve and maintain mental and physical health, enhance cooking skills, and lots more.

Browse the Fall 2016 schedule.
And stay tuned in coming weeks for a listing of a few of our Winter 2017 course dates and times!

Bridges to Shoreline

Are you an older adult with a passion for learning? Whether it’s for personal interest, to build new skills, to make new social connections, or to remain active and engaged in your retirement, you may find what you’re looking for through Bridges to Shoreline. Bridges offers non-credit classes and workshops to stimulate your personal enrichment, inspire self-actualization, and maintain connections to a community of like-minded people. Expand your learning, redefine your retirement, or simply be engaged as an adult learner. 

Health & Wellness

NEW! Savory & Creative Plant-Based Cooking
Join local chef, Renee Press for a meat and dairy-free class at Seattle’s first vegan cooking school, Fire and Earth Kitchen. Class is demonstration based and includes complimentary beverages, handmade recipe cards, samples of all dishes prepared, and a chance to meet and mingle with our wonderful veg-loving community! Fire & Earth classes are 100% free of animal-based ingredients, are mostly organic, and naturally gluten and soy free. Please join us for a healthful, Earth and animal-friendly start to the end-of-year holidays!

6:00-9:00pm | Wednesday, 11/9
Fire & Earth Kitchen | 102 NW 35th St | Seattle, WA  98107
Instructor:  Press, R | CEHLT 190| Item 6588

Art & Design

NEW! Bold & Fiery Floral Arrangements for Fall
Students will learn to design a low, oblong floral centerpiece with seasonal flowers. We will use a combination of fresh flowers, as well as some permanent materials to create a long lasting centerpiece that would be appropriate for a table decoration.  Flower Identification, care, handling and preparation procedures to make fresh flowers last longer will be discussed. Use of floral tools, such as knives, scissors and floral clippers and proper cleaning of containers will also be discussed.   Step by step instruction as well as written instructions will be used as class source materials.  All floral materials will be supplied and students will take home a completed arrangement. Students should bring a floral knife, scissors and clippers to the class.

6:30-9:00pm | Wednesdays

Three Class Sections:

Section 1: 10/19
Section 2: 10/26
Section 3: 11/2

Building 2900, Room 2920A
Instructor:  Walton, B. | CEART 200| Items 6587, 6588, 6589

Private Music Lessons

Private Instruction Music Lessons
Voice • Guitar • Piano • Drums & Percussion • Brass & Woodwinds • Production

Shoreline Continuing Education now offers private instruction music lessons from our faculty at the SCC Music Building (Building 800). Lessons are offered in piano, voice, guitar, bass, percussion, brass and woodwinds.

Ten lessons of 30 minutes each are offered during the Summer and Fall Quarters, June 20 through December 2.
These weekly lessons are arranged between student and teacher, with a consistent agreed upon day and time.  

Students study technique, sight-reading, rhythm, literature, and artistry, always at their own level, beginner through advanced.  Beginning pianists and singers are encouraged to take the class piano and class voice courses at the college to gain some experience before private instruction lessons, but some beginners will be accepted for lessons when space is available.

Tuition for 10, 30-minute lessons for all disciplines: $349 + $5 tuning fee for piano lessons. 

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Enrolling is easy:

1Register and pay tuition: Please contact Ron Carnell: (206) 533-6706
2Arrange your meeting days, times, and classroom with your instructor.

 Voice with Meg Stecker-Thorsen | Item 6510 (206) 546-4617
Morning and afternoon weekly lesson times, Mondays through Thursdays. 
Please contact instructor for more information about available time slots.

Guitar with Andy Ferguson | Item 6511 (425) 941-5327

Piano with Helena Azevedo, Charles Enlow, Jensina Oliver | 6512           lines of written music
Helena Azevedo: 533-6608
Charles Enlow: (206) 546-4524
Jensina Oliver: (206) 546-4618

Drums and Percussion with Don Dietrich and Karl Fagerstrom | 6514 (206) 782-3942 (206) 792-6837

Brass & Woodwinds with Doug Reid and Jeff Kashiwa | Item 6513 (206) 546-4759 (206) 533-6669 

Online Learning

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Bridges to Shoreline

Mind & Body

NEW! True Nature Qigong
Instructor Sarah Storm describes Qigong (CHEE-gong) as "Meditation in Motion." In this class, we will learn to synchronize our breath, posture and intention to clear, energize and balance our energies. This allows our energy to flow more freely... we experience an increase in our state of well-being, more clarity and strength.  No experience is required for this class and these exercises are slow moving and can be modified to meet the needs of each person's physical needs. 

6:00—7:30pm Thursdays
Start date: 10/13/16 | End date: 11/17/16
Building 3000, Room 3002
Instructor:  Storm, S | P-SKL 132 | Item 6914

NEW! Mindfulness Meditation
Mind Body Awareness Meditation with Vishaka Smith Ph.D, builds confidence and will bring more clarity to your life and goals. Students will be provided with several different types of guided meditations and strategies to incorporate into their lives beyond their sitting meditation. These practices will help them to be more effective, healthy, happy and successful! Suitable for new and seasoned practitioners of meditation.

10:00—11:30am Saturdays
Start date: 10/15/16 | End date: 11/19/16
Building 3000, Room 3002
Instructor:  Smith, V. | P-SKL 110 | Item 6955

A Gathering Place for the Widowed and Divorced
Share your stories and coping strategies in a safe and understanding environment with others who have suffered the same loss. We'll look at methods to work with grief and loss. The instructor has written Processing Loss Workbook, taught many Processing Loss Workshops, and has been widowed and divorced.

10:00am – 2:00pm Saturday
11/19/16 | Building 1400, Room 1402
Instructor:  Huff, A. | P-SKL 133 | Item 6918


Financial Security

Entrepreneurial Edge: What's Next?
Congratulations! You've thought it over and have finally decided to discover your strengths, uncover opportunities, and design the business of your dreams. This course will take you from pre-startup assessment, into planning, and on to designing a money-making venture. Attend up to 10, one-hour lectures, with three evening Launch Labs, featuring local business leaders who will discuss their keys to success.

9:30-10:20am Mondays

Start date: 10/3/16| End date: 11/28/16
Building 2100, Room 2158
Launch Labs:
6:00-8:00pm Wednesdays
10/12, 19, & 26
Building 1400, Room 1402
Instructor:  McVeety, T. | P-BUS 200 | Item 6900

Get Rich, Stay Rich!
Make money your friend and servant. This workshop is a step-by-step guide to bettering your life and your circumstances: 
A money makeover! Wealth is within your grasp. Participants will leave with increased confidence and wealth awareness, a game plan, a treasure map, and step-by-step guidance, which has helped many become wealthy.

6:00-8:30pm Tuesdays
Start date: 10/25/16| End date: 11/15/16
Building 1400, Room 1402
Instructor:  Huff, A. | P-SKL 106 | Item 6925

Success! Buy and Sell on the Internet                                                                             
Learn how to create eBay, Amazon, and other seller accounts, create successful listings, load pictures, and accept credit card payment with PayPal. the course covers selling tips, tricks and traps, market analyses, and best ways to determine shipping costs. Also, discover where to get free shipping supplies, how to print shipping labels from your home computer, and get free home pickup. Please have at least a year experience navigating the web and a functional home operating system. A home printer/scanner is an added advantage, but not necessary. Lecture only.

6:00-900pm Wednesdays
Start date: 11/9/16 | End date: 11/16/16
Building 1300, Room 1305
Instructor: Ikuseghan, J | P-BUS 101 | Item 6916

You're in Charge: PODs, Blogs, & eBooks

Published? You? You bet! 
Learn about digital publishing (blogs, PODs, and eBooks). Digital tips help students spend little, earn well.

Goals/Objectives: At the end of the workshop the student will:

  • Recognize several current ways to publish work: PODs, blogs, e-books, and e-zines.
  • Have the necessary links and e-addresses to connect with PODs, blogs, e-books,
    and e-zines.
  • Know the basics of creating Indie book projects.
  • Understand the pros and cons of publishing choices, including traditional—publishing houses and agents.
  • Have marketing strategies for Indie projects—how to get “free ink” and placement at local venues and on radio, television, You Tube, etc.

10:00am-2:00pm Saturday
12/3/16 | Building 1400, Room 1401
Instructor:  Huff, A. | P-SKL 101 | Item 6912


Computing & Technology

Design & Publish Your Home Business Website

Students will design a basic,
fully-finished, business site starting from scratch using Wordpress. Pick and purchase a domain. Set up hosting, install Wordpress and a theme.  Add content and set up your site! Upon completion of a basic Wordpress website, you will learn how to market it on social media.  Requirements:
Registration with Hostgator. Plan on investing approximately $100 for a year of hosting, domain registration, and other incidental costs of maintaining a website.

9:00 - 3:00pm Saturdays
Start date: 10/15/16| End date: 10/22/16
Building 1300, Room 1308
Instructor: Ikuseghan, J. |  P-CMP 103 | Item 6921

Integrated, Self-paced Computer Lab
Virtually any office position will require at least some experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ready to get started? Come to a self-paced laboratory environment and work in the company of other job seekers. Learn and practice these programs:

  • Outlook: Set up contact lists. Save email drafts. Link keywords in email messages to websites, maps, and photos. Customize your email messages with your own signature.
  • Word: Set up and save documents. Organize files and folders. Learn mail merging.
  • Excel: Get the basics of data creation. Customize slide shows. A coach will help you navigate the software and help menus.
  • PowerPoint: Insert pictures onto slides. Create text blocks and shapes. Add depth and dimension to text and photos. Produce a slide show. 

This four-week course will prepare you for most any office environment, with all the one-on-one guidance you will need. It's also a great prerequisite to our singularly focused Microsoft application courses. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment and working with a mouse and keyboard. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.

4:00-7:00pm TWTh
Building 1300, Room 1302
Start date: 10/25/16 | End date: 11/17/16
Instructor: Bowen, K. | P-CMP 114 | Item 6907

Getting Started with Computers
For many of us the mere thought of learning the basics of computer use can be uncomfortable, even overwhelming. This is a beginning level class designed to help you overcome these common anxieties, and get you emailing, researching, and working right away! Achieve a range of basics and practical applications for personal or business use. Topics include:  Overview of PC hardware and software concepts, Windows 10, saving, opening, and organizing files, word processing and spreadsheets, printing and Internet browsing, email use, and computer and Internet safety. No previous experience required. This course is PC only!

Textbook: Welcome to Computer Basics: Windows 10 and Office Online, Labyrinth Learning Publishers, ISBN 978-1-59136-791-8. Labyrinth Learning Item Number: 1-59136-791-3

Purchase book from:  

Or visit the UW Bookstore:
4328 University Way
Seattle, WA  98105

For assistance, please call: 206-634-3400 x331

4:00-7:00 p.m. Mondays
Start date: 10/3/16 | End date: 10/31/16
Building 1300, Room 1308
Instructor: Berkley, W | P-CMP 102 | Item 6904

QuickBooks: A Serious Introduction for General Use and Payroll
Get started with this valuable accounting software that is used by more than 80% of small to mid-sized businesses. You will learn the basics of how QuickBooks can aid you in performing daily, weekly, and monthly bookkeeping and accounting operations for a business. This one fills up fast, so register early!  Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment and working with a mouse and keyboard. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursdays
Building 1300, Room 1308
Start date: 9/29/16 | End date: 10/27/16
Instructor: Hudson, J.R. | P-CMP 104 | Item 6906

PowerPoint 2013 Essentials
PowerPoint is like an electronic slide show, but with a nearly endless choice of colors, fonts, and presentation styles.  Create animations to make pictures appear and move, add impressive backgrounds, charts and tables, different kinds of art and graphics, and much more.  Learn the skills to create a slide show of any kind, with tips on integrating your oral presentation. Additionally, with PowerPoint, you will gain intuition and insights for other graphics programs. Computer comfort required!

Textbook:  FastCourse Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Level 1, ISBN-13: 978-1-59136-506-8, 
Labyrinth Learning Publishers. 

Purchase book from:  

Or visit the UW Bookstore:
4328 University Way
Seattle, WA  98105

For assistance, please call: 206-634-3400 x331

4:00-7:00 p.m. Mondays
Building 1300, Room 1304
Start date: 11/7/16 | End date: 11/21/16
Instructor: Berkley, W | P-CMP 113 | Item 6913

NEW! Word 2016 Essentials in Action!

A serious introduction to the basics and beyond of this robust word processing program. You will create, edit, and proofread documents, change the look of text and the document, present information in columns and tabs and work with graphics, symbols, and diagrams. In addition:

• You will learn how to enhance your documents with watermarks and document parts.
• You will also learn how to use the powerful Mail Merge feature.

And here’s the exciting part! You will apply your newly learned Word skills in practical activities, such as creating a recipe document, building an address list, creating mailing list labels, etc. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment, or Getting Started with Computers, or Integrated, Self-Paced Computer Lab. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class. This course is not recommended for Mac users.

Logical Operations Choice: Microsoft Office Word 2016 Part 1
 Course Number 091048S (Rev 3.0), , ISBN 1424625696.

  1. Logical Operations Choice: Microsoft Office Word 2016 Part 2
    Course Number 091049S (Rev 1.1), ISBN 1424625793.

Or visit: UW Bookstore, 4328 University Way, Seattle, WA  98105.
For assistance, please call: 206-634-3400 x331.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Building 1300, Room 1304
Start date: 10/17/16 | End date: 11/2/16
(Class does not meet on Monday, 10/24)
Instructor: Aldrich, M. | P-CMP 129 | Item 6908

NEW! Excel 2016 Essentials in Action!

Get the basics and beyond for creating spreadsheets. You will create, edit and format a worksheet, perform calculations, print workbook contents, filter and sort data, and work with charts. You'll learn to use the Help and other built-in tools.

And here’s the exciting part! You will apply your newly learned Excel skills in practical activities, such as creating a household budget, creating a household inventory, etc.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment, or Getting Started with Computers, or Integrated, Self-Paced Computer Lab. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class. Word experience is helpful but not required.
This course is not recommended for Mac users.


  1. Logical Operations Choice: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 1
    Course Number 091055S (Rev 3.0), ISBN: 1424625718.
  1. Logical Operations Choice: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 2
    Course Number 091056S (Rev 1.1) ISBN: 1424625815

Or visit: UW Bookstore, 4328 University Way, Seattle, WA  98105.
For assistance, please call: 206-634-3400 x331.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
Building 1400, Room 1401
Start date: 11/7/16 | End date: 11/21/16
Instructor:  Aldrich, M. | P-CMP 132 | Item 6909


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Although it happens infrequently, there is a possibility that times, dates, and classroom locations may change. For the most current information on Bridges to Shoreline and other SCC Continuing Ed courses, please visit this web page, or call 206-533-6706.