UNM Los Alamos

Community Education

Community Education

For nearly 26 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! 

Download a complete list of classes here.


Register for Community Education Classes     Click here to see Registration Information for registration in person or by mail


Adult Enrichment Classes

Art & Music | Class Descriptions |  Register

Painting with Palette Knife | Sept 13 - Oct 4 | TUE 5:30 pm - 7:00 PM | Don Cavness | $65 | Room 517

Playing the Didgeridoo | Oct 25 - Nov 15 | TUE 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Jeremy Smith | $65 |Lecture Hall

 

Astrophysics | Class Description | Register

Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone | Aug 23 - Nov 10 | TUE/TH 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM | Mentors from LANL | $25 | Room 639

 

Business | Class Descriptions | Register

Introduction to Income Tax | Aug 24 - Dec 7 | WED 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | TBA | $295 | Room 606

Introduction to Business Law | Aug 26 - Dec 9 | FRI 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM | TBA | $295 | Room 627

 

Experience New Mexico | Class Descriptions | Register

Marigold Parade Photowalk: Dia de Los Muertos Celebration | Oct 29, SAT 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM & Nov 6, SUN 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Thomas Peña | $90 | Room 606 & At Site

 

Health & Wellness | Class Descriptions | Register

Strength and Core Conditioning | Aug 22 - Dec 5 | MON 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Laura Kelly | $105 | Room 631

Yoga (Intermediate Iyengar) Session 1 | Aug 23 - Oct 11 |TUE 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM | Laurel Connor | $80 | Room 631

Yoga (Beginning Iyengar) Session 1 | Aug 25 - Oct 13 | TH 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Laurel Connor | $80 | Room 626

Kundalini Yoga 1 | Aug 23 - Dec 6 | TUE 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM | Tera K. Khalsa | $185 | Room 631

Introduction to Mindfulness and Stress Reduction | Sept 15 - Nov 10 | THUR 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Kristine Coblentz | $65 | Room 631

Yoga (Intermediate Iyengar) Session 2 | Oct 25 - Dec 13 |TUE 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM | Laurel Connor | $80 | Room 631

Yoga (Beginning Iyengar) Session 2 | Oct 20 - Dec 15 | TH 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Laurel Connor | $80 | Room 626

 

Interior Decorating | Class Descriptions | Register

Green Design | Sep 12 - Oct 24 |MON 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Suzette Fox | $95 | Room 203

De-stress, De-junk, De-clutter: Organization @ Home | Sept 17 | SAT 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Alana Light | $55 | Lecture Hall

A Wreath for All Seasons: Harvest Wreath | Oct 15 | SAT 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Alana Light | $55 | Wallace Hall

Decorate for the Holidays | Nov 19 | SAT 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Alana Light | $55 | Lecture Hall

 

Language | Class Descriptions | Register

Conversational Chinese | Aug 29 - Oct 17 | MON 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Yang Jacobsen | $100 | Room 220

 

Personal Finance | Class Descriptions | Register

Understanding Your Social Security & Medicare Options | Oct 15 | SAT 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Peter Murphy | $55 | Room 606

College Planning: 6 Ways to Cut College Costs | Oct 19 | WED 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Peter Murphy | $45 | Room 220

Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Planning | Oct 26 | WED 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Peter Murphy | $45 | Room 220

Passport to Retirement | Nov 8 & Nov 10 | TUE & TH 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Peter Murphy | $75 | Wallace Hall

 

Technology  | Class Descriptions |  Register

Beginning Digital Photography | Sept 19& - Nov 21 | MON  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Jim Caffrey | $140 | Room 638

Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting | Aug 23 - Dec 8 | TUE/TH 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM | Marc Hudson | $295 | Room 516

Digital Imaging and Scanning | Sept 7 - Oct 26 | WED 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM | DeBray Bailey | $135 | Room 638

 

Writing Class Descriptions | Register

Creative Writing | Sep 6 - Dec 6 | TUE 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Catherine Hardy | $270 | Room 41

 


Our Fall 2016 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