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! 

CPR Certification – 6hrs $150 + $16 Handbook – December 8, 2022 from 9am to 4pm, UNM-LA Campus, room 230

The AHA BLS and Red Cross First-Aid course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, provide early use of an AED, and prepares individuals to provide first-aid care to both children and adults during times of crisis. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and The American Red Cross. The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings. 

When you need CPR classes that are approved by the American Heart Association (AHA), look no further than CPR Certification at UNM Los Alamos! Our qualified team of instructors cover everything you need to know, which includes: 

  • Giving Basic Life Support (BLS) for adults, children, and infants 
  • Performing the seven steps of CPR 
  • First Aid 
  • Feeling confident to help save a life 

We give you the best individual CPR training at a reasonable cost and aim to see every trainee leave with the finest learning experience.

Our CPR Training Includes:

  • Student Handbook
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The AHA Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and First Aid for adult, child, and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and First Aid for adult, child, and infant
  • The important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Differences between adult, child, and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child, and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child, and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child, and infant
  • Same Day CPR + First Aid Cards
  • Friendly and Relaxed Environment
  • Professional Instructors

About our Instructor
Edith Danielson, BSRT, RRT-NPS, is an expert CPR instructor, with over 25 years in the healthcare industry and teaching. She is a licensed Respiratory Therapist, a mother of a special needs kid, and an invaluable contributor to the special needs community in New Mexico. Edith is a calm in the eye of the storm of emergency medicine and her work as a respiratory therapist and knowledge of public health is widely respected in Los Alamos and surrounding areas. Edith’s love for teaching was further inspired by, “Working in the COVID unit for a couple of years I feel that I want to teach the public simple skills that can be useful in an emergency.” Edith is bilingual in Spanish and English.

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Babysitting Training Certificate, CPR, and First Aid Course – 4hrs $150 + $26.77 Kit –December 1, 2022 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm, UNM-LA Campus, room 230

The Babysitting Training course can help you apply CPR safety measures, basic First-Aid, and provide quality care to children of all ages. Developed by experts in the industry, our in-person courses are available to those ages 11 and older, and include topics such as basic child care safety, CPR, and First Aid techniques.

Please note: Babysitting Training CPR is not intended for those seeking certification for state-licensed child care providers.

Our Babysitting and CPR Training Includes: 

  • CPR student kit
  • Basic CPR for children and infants
  • Basic First-Aid
  • Basic care for children and infants
  • Lessons on age appropriate activities
  • Introduction to child behavior
  • Emergency protocols
  • Lessons on leadership skills
  • Basics of babysitting business
  • Certificate of Completion at the end of the class
About our Instructor 

Edith Danielson, BSRT, RRT-NPS, is an expert CPR instructor, with over 25 years in the healthcare industry and teaching. She is a licensed Respiratory Therapist, a mother of a special needs kid, and an invaluable contributor to the special needs community in New Mexico. Edith is a calm in the eye of the storm of emergency medicine and her work as a respiratory therapist and knowledge of public health is widely respected in Los Alamos and surrounding areas. Edith’s love for teaching was further inspired by, “Working in the COVID unit for a couple of years I feel that I want to teach the public simple skills that can be useful in an emergency.” Edith is bilingual in Spanish and English. 

Register for Babysitting and CPR Training


Bath Bomb Workshop $55 (2hrs) - December 2, 2022 at 3:30pm to 5:30pm, UNM-LA Campus, room 515

Be the creator of your very own bath bombs with your favorite fragrance, design, and packed with natural moisturizing elements. These fizzy fun bath bombs make a luxurious, nourishing, and relaxing spa-like effect for the bath. These elegant bath bombs make excellent gifts for family and friends. The instructor will teach you how to customize your bath bombs using high-quality ingredients.

Enjoy this fun class to take with friends. Unleash your creativity with the many natural ingredients you’ll use to make quality gifts for yourself and others!

Class includes:

  • All materials
  • Overview of the chemistry of bath bombs
  • Selection of organic colors
  • Fragrance - Essential oils
  • Natural oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, and shea butter
  • Dried florals and herbs
  • Other natural ingredients
  • 4-8 bath bombs to take home depending on mold size
  • Bath bomb recipes
  • Instructional handouts
Register for Bath Bomb Workshop

Soap Making Workshop $55 (2hrs) - December 3, 2022 at 1pm to 3pm, 

UNM-LA Campus, room 515

Introduction To Cold Process Soap-making - In this demonstration and hands-on style class, you will learn all about how a batch of cold process soap and liquid soap is created from scratch from start to finish. Become a soap maker and customize your ingredients to your taste.

Take this class with friends and family and enjoy creating luxurious scented soaps!

Class includes:

  • All materials
  • Overview of the science of soap making, saponification
  • How to formulate a soap recipe based on your needs, i.e., sensitive skin, dry skin
  • Use an online soap calculator
  • Selection of organic colors
  • Fragrance - Essential oils
  • Natural oils
  • Additional ingredients such as amaranth or lavender for exfoliation and honey for conditioning
  • Soaps to take home
  • Soap recipes
  • Instructional handouts

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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.

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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

Audrey Marroquin, M.S.
Educational Partnerships & Academic Support Planning Officer
audreysinclair@unm.edu