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! 

 

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

Adult Enrichment Classes

Arts, Crafts, and Music | Class Descriptions |  Register

Anyone Can Learn to Sing Session 1 | Jan 17 – Mar 7 | TUE 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Melissa Riedel-Espinoza | $125 | Room TBA

Coloring Book Mindfulness Creations | Jan 18 – Feb 8 | WED 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Sasha Scully | $50 | Room 517

Comics: Telling Stories with Sequential Art | Jan 19 – Mar 9 | THUR 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Jeff Benham | $130 | Room 517

Painting with Palette Knife | Jan 24 – Feb 21 | TUE 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Don Cavness | $90 | Room 517

Introduction to Basic Jewelry Making | Feb 14 – Mar 7 | TUE 7:30 – 8:30 PM | M.J. Oref | $180 | Room TBA

Playing the Didgeridoo | Feb 14 – Mar 7 | TUE 6:00 – 7:30 PM |Jeremy Smith | $65 | Lecture Hall

Transfer Your Art to Fabric and More | Feb 15 – Mar 8 | WED 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Sasha Scully | $60 | Room 638

Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating | Mar 11 | SAT 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Jane Clements | $65 | Room 517

Anyone Can Learn to Sing Session 2 | Mar 21 – May 9 | TUE 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Melissa Riedel-Espinoza | $125 | Room TBA

Smartphone/Light Box Photography | Apr 5 – Apr 19 | WED 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Sasha Scully | $55 | Room 517

Watercolor Basics | Apr 6 – May 11 | THUR 6:00 – 8:30 PM | Susanne Harrison | $125 | Room 517

Astrophysics | Class Description | Register

Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone | Jan 17 – May 9 | TUE 2:35 – 3:30 PM | Mentors from LANL | $30 | Room 628

Future Studies | Class Description Register

Our Future Needs | Jan 17 – Feb 14 | TUE 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Andrew E. Andrews & Robert L. Nolen | $90 | Room 220

Health & WellnessClass Descriptions | Register

Yoga (Beginning Iyengar) Session 1 | Jan 19 – Mar 9 | TH 8:30 – 9:30 AM | Laurel Connor | $80 | Room 631

Yoga (Intermediate Iyengar) Session 1 | Jan 17 – Mar 7 |TUE 8:30 – 9:45 AM | Laurel Connor | $80 | Room 631 

Kundalini Yoga 1 | Jan 17 – May 9 | TUE 2:00 – 3:40 PM | Tera K. Khalsa | $185 | Room 631

Gentle Yoga | Feb 21 – May 9 | TUE 12:00 – 1:15 PM | Tera K. Khalsa | $120 | Room 631

Pilates, Session 1 | Jan 19 – Mar 9 | THUR 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Laura Kelly | $80 | Room 631

Strength and Core Conditioning | Jan 18 – May 10 | WED 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Laura Kelly | $105 | Room 631

Yoga (Beginning Iyengar) Session 2 | Mar 23 – May 11 | TH 8:30 – 9:30 AM | Laurel Connor | $80 | Room 631

Yoga (Intermediate Iyengar) Session 2 | Mar 21 – May 9 |TUE 8:30 – 9:45 AM | Laurel Connor | $80 | Room 631

Pilates, Session 2 | Mar 23 – May 11 | THUR 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Laura Kelly | $80 | Room 631

Home & Garden / Interior Decorating | Class Descriptions | Register

Be Your Own Designer | Feb 11 & Feb 18 | SAT 1:00 – 5:00 PM | Alana Light | $80 | Lecture Hall

Simple Greywater Systems | Mar 11 | SAT 2:00 – 5:00 PM | Amanda Bramble | $55 | Lecture Hall

Stage Your Home for Sale | Mar 11 | SAT 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Alana Light | $55 | Lecture Hall

Green Design | Apr 22 | SAT 1:30 – 4:30 PM |Suzette Fox | $50 | Wallace Hall

Instructor Training | Class Descriptions | Register

Fitness Instructor Training: Knowledge and Practice | Feb 14 – Apr 11 | TUE 5:30 – 7:30 PM |Laura Kelly | $145 | Room 631

Water Safety Instructor | Mar 27 – Apr 1 | MTWRF 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Leeanne Sanchez | $325 | Room TBA

Language | Class Descriptions | Register

Spanish for Everyday Communication I | Jan 18 – Mar 8 | WED 5:00 – 7:00 PM | Mariana Civale| $130 | Room 220

Conversational Chinese | Jan 23 – Mar 6 | MON 5:30 – 7:00 PM | Yang Jacobsen | $100 | Room 220

Personal Finance  & Lifestyle Planning | Class Descriptions | Register

Understanding Your Social Security & Medicare Options | Feb 11 | SAT 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Peter Murphy | $55 |Room 606

Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Planning | Feb 21 | TUE 6:00 – 8:30 PM | Peter Murphy | $45 | Room 203

College Planning: 6 Ways to Cut College Costs | Feb 23 | THUR 6:00 – 8:30 PM | Peter Murphy | $45 | Room 203

Passport to Retirement | Mar 28 & Mar 30 | TUE & TH 5:30 – 9:00 PM | Peter Murphy | $75 | Room 20

Switching Gears: Lifestyle Planning for the Next Chapter of Your Life | Apr 8 & Apr 22 | SAT 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Jacqueline Gould | $100 | Lecture Hall

 

Professional Development | Class Descriptions | Register

Microcomputer Accounting: QuickBooks | Jan 17 – May 9 | TUE 6:00 - 8:30 PM | Victoria L. Erhart | $295 | Room 306

Intro to Project Management | Jan 19 – Feb 16 | THUR 6:00 - 8:40 PM | Victoria L. Erhart | $105 | Room 625

Introduction to Word | Jan 23 – May 8 | MON 6:00 – 8:30 PM | Victoria L. Erhart | $295 | Room 628

Time Management | Feb 23 - Mar 30 | THUR 6:00 - 8:40 PM | Victoria L. Erhart | $105 | Room 625

Organizational Skills for the Workplace | Apr 6 – May 4 | THUR 6:00 - 8:40 PM | Victoria L. Erhart | $105 | Room 625

 

Technology  | Class Descriptions |  Register

Social Media 101 | Feb 9 | THUR 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM |Claire Roybal | $55 | Room TBA

Beginning Digital Photography | Feb 20 – May 1 | MON 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Jim Caffrey | $140 | Room 638  NOTE DATE CHANGE


Our Spring 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