UNM Los Alamos

Community Education

Community Education

For nearly 27 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! 

Click here to see Registration Information for registration in person or by mail

Summer Youth Program (SPY) for youth in grades 1-10

Adult Enrichment Classes

Arts, Crafts, and Music | Class Descriptions |  Register

Basics of Singing for Adults | Jun 6 - Jun 27 | TUES 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Melissa Riedel-Espinoza | $80 | Lecture Hall

Watercolor: Beyond the Basics | Jun 8 - Jun 22 | THUR 6:00 – 8:30 PM | Susanne Harrison | $65 | Room 517

Health & WellnessClass Descriptions | Register

Kundalini Yoga: Body, Mind, and Spirit | Jun 6 - Jul 25 | TUE 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM | Tera K. Khalsa | $105 | Room 631

Yoga (Intermediate Iyengar) | Jun 6 - Aug 1 | TUE 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM | Laurel Connor | $80 | Room 631

Yoga (Beginning Iyengar) | Jun 8 - Aug 3 | THUR 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Laurel Connor | $80 | Room 631

Language | Class Descriptions | Register

Spanish for Everyday Communication | Jun 7 - Jul 26 | WED 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Mariana Civale | $130 | Room 220

Personal Finance  & Lifestyle Planning | Class Descriptions | Register

Understanding Your Social Security & Medicare Options | Jun 10 | SAT 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Peter Murphy | $55 | Room 606

Retirement Income:  Charting a Course to Help Your Money Last | Jun 21 | WED 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Peter Murphy | $45 | Room 606



Professional Development | Class Descriptions | Register

Time Management | Jun 9 & Jun 23 | FRI 8:30 AM - 4:10 PM | Victoria L. Erhart | $105 | Room 625

Stress Management for the Workplace | Jun 16 & Jun 30| FRI 8:30 AM - 4:10 PM | Victoria L. Earhart | $105 | Room 625



Technology | Class Descriptions | Register

Beginning Microsoft Office Excel | May 17 - Jun 7 | WED 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Victoria L. Erhart | $100 | Room 628

Introduction to Desktop Publishing | Jun 6 - Jul 27 | TUE/THUR 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM |Brian Stafford | $295 | Room 638

Intermediate Microsoft Office Excel | Jun 14 - Jul 12 | WED 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Victoria L. Erhart | $100 | Room 628


Our Summer 2017 Instructors

UNM-LA Community Education classes are taught by some of the area’s most talented academic scholars and practicing professionals, giving you an exceptional value for your community education dollar.

View our instructor bios here.


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 505.662.0346.


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 505.662.0346 or email commed@unm.edu.

Register for Customized Training 


Registration Information

Online Registration Now Open

You may register online here to pay by credit card.

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 cancelled 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 commed@unm.edu or UNM-Los Alamos Community Education, 4000 University Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544.


Contact Information

Phone: (505) 662-0346
Email: commed@unm.edu