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 Spring 2018

Online Registration Now Open


AstrophysicsClass Description |  Register

Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone | Jan 30 – Apr 24 | TUE 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Nicole Lloyd Ronning | RM 628 | $25


Health & Wellness | Class Descriptions  |  Register

Yoga: Advanced Beginner, Hatha Yoga in the Iyengar Tradition | Session 1 | Jan 16 – Mar 6TUE 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | RM 631 | Laurel Conner | $80

Yoga: Advanced Beginner, Hatha Yoga in the Iyengar Tradition | Session 2 | Mar 20 – May 8 | TUE 8:30 AM – 9:30 AMRM 631 | Laurel Conner | $80

Yoga: Beginner Hatha Yoga in the Iyengar Tradition, session 1 | Jan 18 – Mar 8 | THUR 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | RM 631 | Laurel Conner | $80

Yoga: Beginner Hatha Yoga in the Iyengar Tradition, session 2 | Mar. 22 – May 10 | THUR 8:30 AM – 9:30 AMRM 631 | Laurel Conner | $80

Pilates Also offered as credit PENP 155 300 |Jan 18 – May 10 | THUR 11:00 AM – 11:59 AMRM 631 | Laura Kelly | $105

Strength and Conditioning, also offered as credit PENP 193 section 300 | Jan 17 – May 9 | WED 11:00 AM – 11:59 AM | RM 631 | Laura Kelly | $105

Kundalini Yoga, also offered as credit PENP 193 303 | Jan 16 – May 8 | TUE 12:00 PM – 1:40 PM | RM 631Tera Khalsa | $189


Home & Garden/Creative Arts | Class Descriptions  |  Register

Watercolor Painting: Creating Shadows | Mar 1, 8, 15 | THUR 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | RM 517 | Suzanne Harrison | $75

Harvest the Sun at Home | Apr 21 | SAT 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM  | RM 20Amanda Bramble | $55

Introduction to Permaculture | Apr 21 | SAT 1:30 PM – 4:30 RM 20 | Amanda Bramble | $55


Instructor Training |  Class Description  |   Register

Lifeguard Instructor Course 2 step registration process | FEB 22, 23, 24, 25 |THUR, FRI, SAT, SUN | 8:00 AM to 5:00 each day | RM 203 | Leanne Sanchez | $325 / FULL

Water Safety Instructor Course2 step registration process Mar 26, 27, 28, 29 | MON, TUE, WED, THUR 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | RM 203Leanne Sanchez | $325


LanguageClass Description  |  Register

Spanish for Everyday Communication | Feb 1 – Mar 29 | THUR 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | RM 220Naly Ramirez-Aponte | $130


Professional and Personal Development | Class Description |  Register

Introduction to Project Management, also offered as credit BSTC 113 | Jan 18 – Feb 15 | THUR 6:00 PM – 8:40 PM | RM 639 | Victoria Erhart | $105

Time Management, also offered as credit BSTC 115 | Feb 22- Mar 29 | THUR 6:00 PM – 8:40 PM | RM 625Victoria Erhart | $105

Organizational Skills for the Workplace, also offered as credit BSTC 117 | Apr 5 – May 3 | THUR 6:00 PM – 8:40 PMRM 625 | Victoria Erhart | $105

Microcomputer Accounting: Quickbooks, also offered as BSTC 202 | Jan 16 – May 8 | TUE 6:00 PM – 8:40 PM | RM 306 | Victoria Erhart | $302

Strange but True Tales of New Mexico | May 5 | SAT 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM | RM 203 | Mary Mortensen Dieker | $30


Personal Finance & Lifestyle Planning | Class Description |   Register

Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Planning | Mar 15 | THUR 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | RM 203 | Peter Murphy, CFP | $45    

Switching Gears: Lifestyle Planning for the Next Chapter of Your Life | Apr 21 and May 5 (no class Apr 28) | SAT 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  | RM 230 | Jacqueline Gould | $100


Our 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

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