UNM Los Alamos

Community Education

Community Education

For nearly 30 years, UNM-LA has been providing Los Alamos and surrounding areas with personal enrichment and professional development classes for every member of our diverse community. Community Education is the perfect opportunity to try something new or rekindle your desire for learning. Who knows, you might discover a hidden talent you never knew you had! 

Lifeguard Instructor Course

MARCH 9-11 | Wed-Fri |This class meets: 8:00am – 6:00 pm at UNM-LA & Aquatic Center (LRWAC)
Leeanne Sanchez| $275 for course| $40 to Instructor for Red Cross Certification

The primary purpose of this course is to train current Lifeguards to become certified instructors to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding Courses.

Required Class Material. Available online at www.redcross.org/store for downloading or purchase
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Participant’s Manual #755735
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual #755736

1) Possess a current ARC Lifeguarding certificate.
2) Contact: To view and register go online at losalamos.unm.edu/community-education course name - Lifeguard Instructor Customized Training or call Ivette at UNM LA Community Education at 505-661-4693 or Instructor: Leeanne Sanchez 505-929-3272.

Please come to class prepared with the following required items:
Fanny pack and whistle
Adult and infant Pocket Masks
Notebook, highlighter and pencil
Swim Suit, towels and goggles
Warm clothes (we will be in and out of the water)

LEEANNE SANCHEZ has been a water safety instructor in northern New Mexico for over 35 years. She holds certifications in Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor Trainer, Lifeguard Trainer, and Safety Training for Swim Coaches. She also holds past certifications in Aquatic Exercise and Arthritis Program Instructor.



Register for Lifeguard Instructor Course

Exam Preparation

The Center for Legal Studies

UNM-Los Alamos Community Education continues to provide expanded offerings from the nationally recognized and acclaimed Center for Legal Studies. Courses are offered fully online and generally run for seven weeks each. Start times are spaced throughout the calendar year and most classes are offered six times per year.

View course listings and descriptions.

Register for Legal Studies

For more information, including registration, visit www.legalstudies.com or contact the Center for Legal Studies at 1.800.522.7737. For additional assistance, please contact UNM-Los Alamos Community Education at 505.662.5919.

Customized Training

The Customized Training Program at UNM–Los Alamos works with area businesses, organizations, and agencies to design low-cost, specialized training that meets employers’ needs and fits work schedules. Utilizing local, state and national resources, UNM–Los Alamos can design, develop and deliver classes and certificate programs for the unique training needs of businesses, non-profits, or government agencies, on-site or on campus. Specialized training is a cost-effective way to target and increase organizational effectiveness and to enhance job skills and performance. For more information please contact 505.662.5919.

Register for Customized Training 

Registration Information

Register in person

You may register in person using a paper registration form. To do so, download, print, and complete the registration form, or pick one up at the Community Education office.

Submit completed forms to:

UNM-Los Alamos Community Education
4000 University Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office: Building 7, Lower Level
Office hours: 7:30 – 4:00, M-F

If you register in person, please make your payment with cash or check.

Register by mail

You may register by mail using a paper registration form.  To do so, download, print, and complete the registration form, or pick one up at the Community Education office. Mail completed forms, together with payment (check only), to our office:

Make checks payable to UNM-LA Community Education.

UNM-Los Alamos Community Education
4000 University Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office: Building 7, Lower Level
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F

CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS AND WITHDRAWALS You will receive a full refund if a class is canceled by UNM-LA. You will be notified by email or phone.
If you withdraw in writing up to five working days before a class begins, you will receive a full refund less a $15 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after this deadline.
Withdrawal request should be delivered in writing to the UNM-LA Community Education Office at UNM-Los Alamos Community Education, 4000 University Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544.

Contact Information

Dr. Irina Alvestad 
Email: irina@unm.edu