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 2018


Instructor Training  Register

Lifeguarding Instructors Course | Dec 5, 6, 7, 8 | Wed – Sat | 8 AM - 5 PM | Rm 203 | Leanne Sanchez | $325


Adult Enrichment Classes Spring 2019

Download the Spring 2019 Schedule


Astrophysics |  Register

Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone |  Feb 19 - Apr 23 | T | 3 – 4 PM | Rm 631 | Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning and Mentors from LANL | $45


Health & Wellness |  Register

Yoga (Beginning Iyengar) Session 1 |  Jan 17 - Mar 7 | TH | 8:30 – 9:30 AM | Rm 631 | Laurel Conner | $80

Yoga (Beginning Iyengar) Session 2 |  Mar 14 - May 2 | TH | 8:30 – 9:30 AM | Rm 631 | Laurel Conner | $80

Yoga (Intermediate Iyengar) Session 1 |  Jan 22 - Mar 12 | T | 8:30 – 9:30 AM | Rm 631 | Laurel Conner | $80   

Yoga (Intermediate Iyengar) Session 2 |  Mar 19 - May 7 | T | 8:30 – 9:45 AM | Rm 631 | Laurel Connor | $80


Home & Garden/Creative Arts  |  Register

Creative Digital Camera |  Feb 26 - Apr 2 | T | 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Rm 638 Mac Lab | Michael Redondo | $65

Water Color Painting  |  Mar 26 - Apr 9 | T | 6 - 8 PM | Susanne Harrison | Rm 517 | $70


Instructor Training  Register

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

Water Safety Instructor Course | Mar 25 – 29 | M – Fri | 8 AM – 4:30 PM | Rm 203 | Leeanne Sanchez | $325


Language   |   Register

Spanish for Everyday Communication Beginners  |  Feb 5 – Mar 26  | T | 5 - 7 PM | Rm B 11 | Naly Ramirez | $200.00 

Spanish for Everyday Communication  Intermediate  |  Feb 7 – Mar 28 | TH | 5 - 7 PM | Rm B 11 | Naly Ramirez | $200.00

TOEFL ® Test Preparation |  Feb 5 - Mar 28 | T and TH | 11 AM - 12 PM | Rm B 17 | Natalia Sherman | $200.00


Professional and Personal Development  |  Register

How to Publish Your Book  | Mar 19, 26 and Apr 2nd | T | 6 - 8 PM | RM 220 | Carol MacLeod | $70

The Art of Networking in the Publishing World  | Apr 18 and 25 | Th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM | Rm 220 | Carol MacLeod | $55

The Art of the Critique  | Feb 19, 26, Mar 5 | T | 5:30 - 7 PM | Rm 203 | Carol MacLeod | $65

American Heart Association CPR/ AED / First Aid Certification  | Feb 22 | Fri | 9 AM - 5 PM | Rm 631 | Melanie Colgan | $80


Personal Finance & Lifestyle Planning |   Register

Understanding your Social Security & Medicare Options | Feb 9 | Sat | 9 AM - 1 PM | Rm 203 | Peter Murphy | $55

Retirement Income | Mar 21 | Th | 6 - 8:30 PM | Rm 203 | Peter Murphy | $45

Introduction to Project Management | Jan 17 - Feb 14 | Th | 6 - 8:40 PM | Rm 306 | V. Erhart | $105
Also offered as 1 cr. hr. BSTC 113

Time Management | Feb 21 - Mar 28 | Th | 6 - 8:40 PM | Rm 627 | V. Erhart | $105
Also offered as 1 cr. hr. BSTC 115

Organizational Skills for the Workplace | Apr 4 - May 2 | Th | 6 - 8:40 PM | Rm 627 | V. Erhart | $105
Also offered as 1 cr. hr. BSTC 117

Microcomputer Accounting | Jan 15 - May 7 | T | 6 - 8:30 PM | Rm 306 | V. Erhart | $295
Also offered as 3 cr. hr. BSTC 202

Yoga Introductory level | Jan 15 - May 7 | T | 5:10 - 6 PM | Rm 631 | H. Hanson | $120


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