UNM Los Alamos

Community Education

Community Education

For nearly 28 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 2018


Astrophysics |  Register

Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone | Sept 4 – Nov 20 | TUE 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Rm 628 | Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning and Mentors from LANL | $45


Health & Wellness |  Register

Yoga (Beginning Iyengar) Session 1 | Aug 23 to Oct 11 | TH | 8:30 – 9:30 AM | Rm 631 | Laurel Conner | $80

Yoga (Beginning Iyengar) Session 2 | Oct 18 to Dec 13 | TH | 8:30 – 9:30 AM | Rm 631 | Laurel Conner | $80

Yoga (Intermediate Iyengar) Session 1 | Aug 21 to Oct 16 | TUE | 8:30 – 9:45 AM | Rm 631 | Laurel Conner | $80

Yoga (Intermediate Iyengar) Session 2 | Oct 23 to Dec 11 | TUE | 8:30 – 9:45 AM | Rm 631 | Laurel Connor | $80

Pilates | Aug 23 to Dec 13 | TH | 12:00 to 12:59 PM | Rm 631 | Laura Kelly | $105
       Also offered as credit PENP 155 300 (1 cr. hr.)

Kundalini Yoga – Body Mind and Spirit |Aug 21 to Dec 11 | TUE | 12:00 to 1:40 PM | Rm 631 | Tera Khalsa | $189
       Also offered as credit PENP 193 303  (2 cr. hr.)

Strength and Conditioning  | Aug 22 | Wed | 12:00 to 12:59 PM | Rm 631 | Laura Kelly | $105
       Also offered as credit PENP 193 sec 300 (1 cr. hr.)


Home & Garden/Creative Arts  |  Register

Natural Building with Earth and Straw | Sept 22 | Sat | 9:30 to 12:30 PM | Rm 220 | Amanda Bramble | $55

Indoor Plant Propagation | Sept 22 | Sat | 1:30 to 4:30 PM | RM 220 | Amanda Bramble | $55

Water Color Painting: Glazing Techniques | Sept 20, 27 and Oct 4 | TH | 6:00 to 8:00 PM | Rm 517 | Susanne Harrison | $75

Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain 1 – 7 sessions | Sept 12th to Oct 24th | Wed | Rm 517 | 4:30 to 6:00 PM | Kathleen Mariel | $120

Creative Digital Camera | Oct 3 to 24th | Wed | 6:00 to 7:00 PM | Rm 638 | James Schnieder | $55


Instructor Training  Register

Lifeguarding Instructors Course | Class times and days TBD | Leanne Sanchez | $325


Language |  Register

Spanish for Everyday Communication I | Aug 21 to Dec 13th | T and TH | 11:00 to 1:00 PM | Rm B 11 | Naly Ramirez |  $260

TOEFL ® Test Preparation | Aug 21 to Dec 13th | T and TH | 11:00 to 1:00 PM | Rm B 17 | Natalia Sherman | $260


Professional and Personal Development  |  Register

How to Publish Your Book | Oct 16, 23, 30th | Tue | 6:00 to 8:00 PM | RM 220 | Carol MacLeod | $75

Stress Management for the Workplace | Oct 2 to 30th | Tue | 6:00 to 8:40 PM | Rm 203 | Victoria Erhart | $105
       Also offered for credit BSTC 116

Conflict Resolution for the Workplace  | Nov 6 to Dec 4 | Tue | 6:00 to 8:40 PM | Rm 203 | Victoria Erhart | $105
       Also offered for credit BSTC 118

Customer Service & Relations  | Aug 28 – Sep 25 | Tue 6:00 to 8:40 PM | Rm 627 | Victoria Erhart | $105
       Also offered for credit BSTC 114


Personal Finance & Lifestyle Planning |   Register

Understanding your Social Security & Medicare Options | Oct 13 | Sat | 9:00 to 1:00 PM | Rm 203 | Peter Murphy | $55

Retirement Income | Nov 8 | Thur | 6:00 to 8:30 PM | Rm 203 | Peter Murphy | $45

Switching Gears: Lifestyle planning for the Next Chapter of your life | Sept 29 and Oct 13th | Sat | 10:00 to 2:00 PM | Rm 230 | Jacqueline Gould | $100

Network Security for Home and Small Business | Oct 10 and 17th | Wed | 6:00 to 8:00 PM | Rm 203 | Pierce Jones | $55

Understanding the New Tax Law | Dec 6 | TH 6:00 - 8:30 PM  Peter Murphy , Rm 608 , $45 


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.


Contact Information

Mike Katko, Program Coordinator
Phone: (505) 662-0346
Email: commed@unm.edu