Continuing Education Classes


January 9 - March 17

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Ron Carnell
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Bridges to Shoreline

Writing, Literature & Language           

NEW! Writing for the Screen, Video & TV

Join screenwriter and author,  Wendy Haber for this comprehensive and unique writing course!
Students will have all the tools and resources needed to get started with a screenplay. It's your choice to actively engage and to become part of the process so your dream of writing a screenplay can become a reality.

Man at typewriter

Key topics: 
• The writing process & interviews of screenwriters
• Formatting the screenplay
• Creating complex characters, the story arc & building a scene
• The language of screenplays & creating a writing space
• Editing and revising, setting a writing schedule & dialogue
• The first 10 pages of the screenplay
• The ending, the middle, creating conflict, dissecting scenes and screenplays, and the movie business.

Answering questions and giving additional resources to students are tailored to
interests and add fluidity to make each class unique.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesdays
Start date: 2/15/17 | End date: 3/1/17

Building 1100, Room 1101
Instructor: Haber, W | P-CAR 225 | Item 6923

Computing & Technology

4 Hours to Smartphone Expertise

It’s all about texting these days. And sending photos. And videos.
Handheld technology also improves connections with your friends and family. Voice dial, search the web, use maps, GPS, calendars, reminders and notes, take and edit photos, and find helpful apps. Many have found it helpful and fun.
Prerequisite: Basic computer use or previous cell "flip" phone use recommended.

3:00-5:00pm Saturdays
3/18-3/25/17 | Item 6914
Bldg 1100, Room 1101
Instructor: TBA

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.

10:00am - 1:00pm Saturdays
Start date: 3/4/17 | End date: 3/11/17
Building 1300, Room 1308
Instructor: Ikuseghan, J. |  P-CMP 103 | Item 6921

QuickBooks: A Serious Introduction for General Use & 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
Start date: 1/19/176 | End date: 2/16/19
Building 1300, Room 1308
Instructor: Hudson, J.R.| P-CMP 104 | Item 6906

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
Start date: 2/27/17  | End date: 3/13/17
Building 1400, Room 1401
Instructor:  Aldrich, M. | P-CMP 132 | Item 6909

PowerPoint 2016 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 2016: Level 1, ISBN-13:  978-1-59136-961-5,
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. Wednesdays
Start date: 3/15/17  | End date: 3/29/17
Building 1300, Room 1308 
Instructor: Berkley, W | P-CMP 140 | Item 6913

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
Start date: 2/21/17  | End date: 3/16/17
Building 1300, Room 1302
Instructor: Bowen, K. | P-CMP 114 | Item 6907


Mind & Body

PAIN: Therapies and Treatment

Avoid the opioid solution.
We all know where that can lead.
A new offering by Ariele Huff, this workshop offers a buffet of useful remedies and methods for students to try. Even if you've failed to find adequate pain management techniques in the past, these are some amazing and easy strategies rooted in traditional medicine and alternative healing systems.

10:00am - 2:00pm Saturday
2/18/17 | Building 1100, Room 1101
Instructor:  Huff, Ariele| CEHLT 301 | Item 6981

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 Wednesdays
Start date: 2/8/17 | End date: 3/15/17
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: 2/11/17 | End date: 3/18/17
Building 3000, Room 3002
Instructor:  Smith, V. | P-SKL 110 | Item 6955

Financial Management & Success

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.

10:00am-2:00pm Saturday
Start date: 3/4/17
Building 1400, Room 1402
Instructor:  Huff, A. | P-SKL 106 | Item 6925

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
3/18/17 | Building 1400, Room 1401
Instructor:  Huff, A. | P-SKL 101 | Item 6912

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: 3/1/17| End date: 3/8/17
Building 1300, Room 1308
Instructor: Ikusegahn, J. | P-BUS 101 | Item 6916

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: $399 + $5 tuning fee for piano lessons. 

a druma guitara horn
Enrolling is easy:

  1. Register and pay tuition: Please contact Ron Carnell: (206) 533-6706
  2. Arrange 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

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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 

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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.