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! 

Adult Enrichment Classes Fall 2019


Astrophysics  Register

Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what exactly is out there?  Do you want to know more about black holes, dark matter, and dark energy? Have you thought about the possibility of life on other planets? In this class, students will learn about current outstanding questions in astrophysics, exploring the latest, cutting-edge research topics through discussions of space news items, journal articles, and more.  Topics are guided by each student’s interests, and the class welcomes everyone regardless of his/her math and science background - all that is required is a desire to learn more about the universe!
Oct 1 - Nov 19 | T | 3:00 to 4:00 PM | Rm 631 | Lloyd-Ronning | $25

Health and Wellness  Register

Beginning Yoga Also offered as PHED 1410 (1 cr. hr.)
Yoga Introductory level A basic level yoga introducing the student to the practice. 
Aug 19 –Dec 13 | T | 5:00 to 5:50 PM | Rm 631 | Brown-Hernandez | $105


Pilates Also offered as PHED 1430 (1 cr. hr.)
Instruction in the movements to increase balance, core fitness, and cardiorespiratory endurance. The class will also teach some classical beginning mat exercises. Pilates will help you do whatever you do better, allowing you to build long, lean muscles for the “inside out.” Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. 
Aug 19 –Dec 13 | TH | 5:00 - 5:50 PM | Rm 631 | Stauber | $105


Professional and Personal Development  Register

Customer Service & Relations Also offered as BSTC 114 (1 cr. hr.)
In this class, students examine techniques for successful customer service, how to handle difficult and irate customers, customer complaints, and to build relationships with internal and external clients.
Aug 27 – Sept 24 | T | 6:00 to 8:40 PM | Rm 627 | Erhart | $105


Stress Management Also offered as BSTC 116 (1 cr. hr.)
In this class, students examine techniques and tips for managing stress in the work environment.
Oct 1 – Oct 29 | T | 6:00 to 8:40 PM | Rm 627 | Erhart | $105


Conflict Resolution Also offered as BSTC 118 (1 cr. hr.)
In this class, students examine techniques for identifying and resolving conflict in the work environment.
Nov 5 – Dec 3 | T | 6:00 to 8:40 PM | Rm 627 | Erhart | $105


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

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.