1 i Short Courses Volume I, No. 2 W/S 20 What s Inside Art, History & Music... 1 Photography... 5 Business & Entrepreneurship... 7 Careers & Certifications College for Kids & Teens Communication & Psychology Computers & Technology Online Courses Cooking, Food & Wine Creative Retirement Financial Planning Health, Fitness & Safety Home & Garden Language & Culture Real Estate Recreation Special Interests Trips & Travel Writing Registration Instructions Registration Form Campus Maps i Art, History, and Music Backyard Astronomy (001) Join us in the Fujistu Planetarium where we will utilize the amazing state-of-the-art Infinium-S star projector to view the night sky. This enjoyable, non-technical course is for anyone who wants to learn how to identify stars, constellations, find north without a compass, locate the planets, understand the moon's phases or get a feeling for our place in the universe. This class is for campers, backpackers, sailors and anyone else who wants to understand more about the ever-changing events that go on nightly over our heads. Karl Von Ahnen Fridays, February 19 & 26, 6:00pm-9:00pm Room: Fujitsu Planetarium $65 An Evening with Leonardo da Vinci (0) Join us on a Friday evening and learn how to see through Leonardo da Vinci s eyes. Part theatre, part lecture, Leonardo is brought back to life through acting, audience participation, slides, and stories. He instructs you in creativity principles that form the core of his genius. This is your opportunity to meet DaVinci and discover what made him tick. Did you know he was the Steven Spielberg of the Renaissance? How did the Black Plague contribute to his creativity? What made his painting revolutionary? Would you believe he was a spy? Why did he frequent morgues? What made him think like a modern scientist? Mystery surrounds Leonardo. The Italian Renaissance was a time of dangerous intrigue, and prudent men did not divulge all their secrets. Now over five hundred years later, he is free to tell some of his stories. Bring pencils and a notebook. This class will fill up quickly enroll today! Jim Wiltens Friday, February 26, 7:00pm-9:00pm Room: L-72 $39 Registration instructions are on page 46 Register by Telephone: (408) Register by Fax: (408)
2 w/s Art, History, and Music Healthy Harmonica (002) Breathing is our foundation when playing harmonica and for healthy, vibrant living. We will take the simplest of pop, folk and blues rhythms and melodies and invigorate them with simple but powerful breathing techniques to make any song deeply expressive! No previous musical ability is required only a desire to have fun and to feel more healthy! Students will need a C major diatonic harmonica. Instructor will have them available in class for $11 if you do not have one. Dave Broida Thursday, March 4, 6:00pm-7:30pm Room: 5982 $30 (Additional $15 materials fee payable to the instructor Beginning Blues Harmonica (003) Beginning Blues Harmonica will get you jammin the blues immediately! Our emphasis will be on playing and having fun as you are introduced to many of the tricks and techniques to make the harmonica cry, laugh, wail and scream! No previous musical experience or harmonica training is required only a love of the blues and the desire to play the harmonica! Students will need a C major diatonic harmonica. Instructor will have them available in class for $11 if you do not have one. Dave Broida Thursday, March 4, 8:00pm-:00pm Room: 5982 $49 (Additional $15 materials fee payable to instructor Making Art/Greeting Cards Fast & Easy (004) Do you enjoy sending family and friends unusual cards? Why not make your own? Come learn how you can make 20 different kinds of greeting cards. You ll learn: Creative ways to use collage Unusual ways to cut and fold Mini-book formats How to make cards to fit matchboxes, Altoid tins and other containers How to add found objects to create mini-works of art This fast- paced class will spark your creative fire and you ll come away with at least cards to send, frame or give as gifts. No art experience necessary. Bring a snack to eat while we work. Important: the instructor at to get a list of materials to bring to class. Kit Davey Saturday, February 27, 9:00am-1:00pm Room: G-5 $49 (Additional $ materials fee payable to instructor REGISTER EARLY. Early bird discounts now available on many selected courses throughout the quarter when registering online. Class offerings depend on minimum enrollment. Don't take a chance that your class may be cancelled. ENROLL TODAY! 2 Parking on Campus costs $2.00 Bring Quarters and Dollar Bills. Course and payment confirmations will be ed directly to you at time of enrollment.
3 Art, History, and Music w/s Practice of Drawing as Meditation (005) This class will introduce you to the practice of drawing as meditation. You will learn to perceive your world with increased clarity as you draw. Without an agenda for success and the fear of failure, you will find that drawing can become pure enjoyment. Some of the many benefits of this workshop are: Improved drawing skill New approaches to drawing Gaining a sense of peace Focused attention Finding your creative voice Come and discover your artist within. Through a variety of fascinating subjects you will experience how easy and enjoyable drawing can be in this new and innovative workshop. Robert Dvorak Saturday, February 27, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: G-7 $89 (Additional $35 materials fee payable to instructor Introduction to Acoustic Guitar: Beginning (007) Have you always wanted to play guitar? Did you once play guitar years ago? Well, if so, this class is designed for you. In this class you will learn the basics to guitar playing - strumming chords, playing riffs, finger picking and more. In this small class of only twenty students, the owner of The Guitarist, Rich Hawthorne, will provide you with LOTS of expert guidance and attention to make sure you are on your way to playing like a pro. Don t have a guitar? No problem! The instructor will have guitars available to rent or purchase. Rich Hawthorne Saturdays, Feb. 20 to Mar. 27, 4:00pm-5:00pm Room: A-31 $125 (Additional $25 materials fee for book and CD are payable to the instructor Travel Sketching & Painting (006) Want to make your next trip the most rewarding of all? Take a sketchbook with you and rather than point and click your camera, take a few extra minutes to make some fine quick sketches and color them with a little watercolor. Traveling with a sketchbook can also open doors to interesting adventures, new friendships. You will return home with priceless memories. This class will show you how to: Quickly draw people, architecture, water, trees, and landscape Simplify your material capture essence Prepare, pack and what materials to bring Be comfortable sketching and painting in public Sketch and paint in restaurants, on the street, on a cruise, on airplanes, boats, trains Draw and paint in public You will practice simple techniques for drawing and painting in class using color travel slides and other methods. Make your future travel experiences satisfying and unforgettable! Bring to the class: a water container, a cotton rag, and your water color supplies. Robert Dvorak Saturday, April, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: G-7 $89 (Additional $20 materials fee payable to instructor IMPACT is a free publication of the Foothill-De Anza Community Education Program. The catalog is published four times per year January, March, May, & September. Visit our Web site at: communityeducation.fhda.edu Registration instructions are on page 46 Register by Telephone: (408) Register by Fax: (408)
4 w/s Art, History, and Music Build It With Wood! A Wood-Making Workshop (008) In this seven-week workshop, join fine artist and furniture designer, Anthony McCann, in this entrylevel class in basic woodworking with emphasis on how to do small-scale projects. Class will cover shop safety, operation of woodworking machinery, hand tools, design, and plans. Over the course of each class, each session will cover a new technique with demonstrations on hand tools, discussion of materials, design considerations and limitations. A fun, hands on experience for the Do-It-Yourselfer who needs instruction and a place to begin to complete that home woodworking project. Class will be limited to 15 students only. Anthony McCann Saturdays, Feb. 20 to Apr. 3, 1:00pm-5:00pm Room: A-72 $249 Professional Picture Matting Made Easy (009) Tired of spending hundred of dollars to mat your artwork or cherished family pictures? In this one-day workshop, you will work one-on-one with the instructor as you learn to cut beveled edge window mats like a pro. You ll get advice on low-price framing and places to go to buy framing equipment. At the end of the workshop, you ll walk away with two masterpieces you can hang on your wall or give as gifts! You ll also learn the technique to create a perfect double matting. Carine Soriano currently teaches picture matting classes at adult schools and community colleges throughout the Bay Area. Students should bring: (1) image 4 X 6 inches, (1) odd size image that can fit in an 8 X frame, (2) wooden frames 8 X inches, a pencil, eraser, old rag, and glass cleaner. Carine Soriano Saturday, March 13, :00am-4:00pm Room: G-6 $79 (Additional $20 materials fee payable to instructor WHAT DO PAST STUDENTS SAY: PROFESSIONAL PICTURE MATTING MADE EASY (009): "This was a great class and FUN. Carine is very knowledgeable and an incredible instructor. I would definitely take another class with her." Give the Gift of a Short Course: egift Cards Now Available for use on all Short Courses featured in our program catalog. Look for the egift Card tab online at: communityeducation.fhda.edu 4 Parking on Campus costs $2.00 Bring Quarters and Dollar Bills. Course and payment confirmations will be ed directly to you at time of enrollment.
5 Photography w/s Getting Started in Digital Photography (099) This class is for the beginning digital photographer who has been using their camera but find it's still a source of frustration. This class is also helpful for those trying to decide which digital camera to buy. We will 'demystify digital' through the explanation and demonstration of the Icons, Controls and Menus on the digital camera. We'll cover how to get a Portrait, Landscape or Macro shot or shoot a Movie and the importance of Scene Modes. Also, how to get a beautiful print or create an efficient . We'll discuss the ease in using local or online services to print your photos or create photo books. It is advisable to wait and take 'Getting More From Your Digital Camera' at a later date. Bring your camera. We offer 2 different dates for this class. These classes will fill up quickly enroll today! Be sure to indicate the date when enrolling. Parry Shoemaker.S1: Saturday, January 30, 9:00am-Noon.S2: Saturday, April, 9:00am-Noon Room: G-7 $60 (Additional $7 materials fee payable to instructor Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera (1) This class is taught specifically for owners of a digital single lens reflex camera. It is advisable to take the 'Getting More from your Digital Camera' before taking this class and/or to understand the terms listed in the 'Getting More from your Digital Camera' class listed in this catalog. Here we'll cover the dials, controls and menus on the DSLR and why, when & how to effectively use them. Bring your cameras. We offer 2 different dates for this class. These classes will fill up quickly enroll today! Be sure to indicate the date when enrolling. Parry Shoemaker.S1: Thursday, February 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm.S2: Thursday, April 22, 6:00pm-9:00pm Room: 3308 $65 (Additional $7 materials fee payable to instructor Getting More From Your Digital Camera (0) Are you still shooting on Auto? This class is for those who have been taking digital photos but want to gain more confidence with their camera. We'll cover in detail: Aperture and Shutter Priority, Macro, White Balance, Exposure, ISO, Bracketing, Metering, Flash, Histograms, JPEG & Raw file formats, Quality settings and how to solve tough exposure problems. We'll also cover the latest (greatest) software programs to help you edit and get organized. Bring your camera. We offer 2 different dates for this class. These classes will fill up quickly enroll today! Be sure to indicate the date when enrolling. Parry Shoemaker.S1: Saturday, January 30, 1:00pm-5:00pm.S2: Saturday, April, 1:00pm-5:00pm Room: G-7 $70 (Additional $8 materials fee payable to instructor Point. Click. Enroll. Don't forget: we offer online photography courses too! Courses begin every month. See page 23 for details or check out online courses at: communityeducation.fhda.edu Registration instructions are on page 46 Register by Telephone: (408) Register by Fax: (408)
6 w/s Photography Photographing People: The Personal & Professional Portrait (096) A meaningful portrait always expresses a relationship: between two people, among a group, with a cherished child or pet or just with oneself. Through class discussions, slide presentations and demonstrations, participants examine the range of possibilities in photographing people. Together we will explore many situations. We will look at techniques that help the subject become natural in front of the camera. We will also establish a vocabulary of style and form as we study techniques of some of history s best photographers of people. This class is designed for both beginning and experienced photographers who wish to create better photographic portraits. Those who are fascinated by the mystery of personality and intrigued by the social interactions of people and want to capture this with the camera will benefit from this workshop. Students please bring sack lunch. Margaretta K. Mitchell, M.A. Saturday, February 27, :00am-4:00pm Room: L-72 $89 Digital Event Photography (098) Digital cameras have made it easier than ever to take photos at the important events in your life, be they indoors or outdoors, parties, parades, concerts, etc. In this class, you'll learn the simple techniques that the pros use to come back with photos that will dazzle your friends. You won't just learn techniques, however. What makes a great event photo? What do the pros look for when they look thru the viewfinder? What goes into their decision making process that you don't know? We'll discuss the mental part of shooting that you won't find in books. Should time permit, bring a maximum of (5) photos to be critiqued. Prints preferred over laptops. Brad Shirakawa is a working professional whose resume includes newspapers and studios. He shot and edited the book, "Generations, A Japanese American Community Portrait." Brad Shirakawa Saturday, March 27, 9:00am-Noon Room: G-6 $59 The Personal Photography Project (097) A Day of Discussion & Critique with a Photography Pro! In this one-day intensive workshop, join professional photographer, Margaretta Mitchell, to develop your unique vision through analyzing your own personal photo project. What is your point of view? We will address this subject by looking at a portfolio of photographic prints that you bring for discussion and critique. Bring prints up to 8X in size to lay out and sequence. We want to work with the editing process as you would if you set out to make an exhibition or a book. Whether you are just beginning to see with the camera, or are finally putting together a body of work, we will strive to figure out how to make your photography work for your life. Any subject matter is fine. (We cannot do this process without prints. Please do not bring a laptop and show a slideshow on the computer.) Margaretta K. Mitchell is a highly accomplished photographer, writer and educator. Besides photographing people, gardens, and other assignments, she exhibits her fine art photography nationally. Class size is limited to 24 students. Enroll early this class will fill up fast! Margaretta K. Mitchell, M.A. Saturday, March 20, :00am-4:00pm Room: L-72 $89 WHAT DO PAST STUDENTS SAY ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY: "I've been very impressed with the quality of the photography courses and instructors I've taken through De Anza College Short Courses." 6 Parking on Campus costs $2.00 Bring Quarters and Dollar Bills. Course and payment confirmations will be ed directly to you at time of enrollment.
7 Business & Entrepreneurship w/s Internet Marketing Made Simple (011) Why pay thousands of dollars to learn common sense approaches to business? Let us show you what it takes to succeed with YOUR business online. In this value packed course, you will learn the ins and outs of internet marketing with other like minded individuals. The course will cover: How to discover the right market with online research tools How to develop a website that sells How to beat 60% of the competition in less than ten minutes of work Money matters using PayPal Search engine optimization made easy Tracking with Google Analytics marketing made simple Resources required for online success Adam Costa Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 16 & Feb. 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm Room: 3303 $89 You re On The Air: How to Make it in Voice-Overs! (013) Voice-overs are hot today! You don t have to be an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn t hurt! With such notable talent as James Earl Jones, Linda Hunt, and Donald Sutherland lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so! In this class you ll learn about an exciting new way to get around the competition and actually turn voice-overs into a thriving full or part-time business! Sheryl Powers, successful voice-over artist (Mattress Giant, American Gold and Silver Exchange, Funjet Vacations, etc.), will introduce students to the voice-over business as a whole. She will talk about the numerous opportunities, discuss voice-over technique, the income potential, and the all-important demo and how to have it produced. You ll step up to the microphone to do some practice recording, and best of all, hear the results! Sheryl Powers Saturday, April 17, 9:00am-11:00am Room: L-72 $49 Advertising Online with Google Adwords (012) Want to advertise online but don t know where to start? Looking for a more effective method of advertising? One where you don't pay until someone actually sees your website? Google AdWords is a great way to market your business, but the learning curve is steep. In this informative class, you'll learn: How AdWords works Simple tools to track your success down to the click The right way to set up on your online campaign miss this and you re sunk before you start! How to turn Google into your own secretary by creating reports on your progress for you automatically A ridiculously easy way improve your sales by testing different ads in a matter of minutes This class is geared towards people new to Google AdWords and will show you step-by-step how to create effective online campaigns that run on autopilot. Learn these tactics before your competitors - enroll today! The instructor, Adam Costa, is a Google Qualified Advertising Individual and consults others on how to properly manage their online advertising. He is an online entrepreneur and co-author of the book, Business in a Backpack: A Step-By-Step Guide to Running a Profitable Business While Traveling the World. Adam Costa Wednesday, February 24, 6:00pm-9:00pm Room: 3303 $65 COMMUNITY EDUCATION FACEBOOK: Help us get the word out. Become a fan of Community Education on Facebook. Details at: communityeducation.fhda.edu Registration instructions are on page 46 Register by Telephone: (408) Register by Fax: (408)
8 w/s Business & Entrepreneurship All About Patents & Intellectual Property (014) From Patent to Profit helps you build a portfolio and boost your company s value 5- fold! In this course, you will learn how to: Protect your ideas before filing costly patents Search patents worldwide fast and free Start building an IP portfolio Avoid unscrupulous online legal services & invention promotion companies File a patent application for only $1 Secure strong patent protection and save $00 s! Hire an attorney without spending money Respond when your patent is infringed The instructor is the author of From Patent to Profit, Essentials of Patents, and Patent Writer. He has over 25 U.S. Patents with sales over $1 billion. All participants receive a free Quick Start Guide to start protecting their inventions, patents, trademarks and copyrights in minutes. Bob DeMatteis Saturday, March 13, 9:00am-Noon Room: L-72 $65 Become a Copyeditor or Proofreader (021) Do you automatically correct friends speech and colleagues memos? Do you have an eagle eye and knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation? If so, consider becoming a copyeditor or proofreader! Editors help people look good on paper by helping writers think logically and communicate clearly. It is a good way to make a living if you enjoy reading, writing and marking up other people s work. This informative class covers skills, training, terminology, pay rates, computers, marketing, job definitions, handling criticism, deadlines, and part-time or freelance opportunities. John Maybury Saturday, April, 1:00pm-4:30pm Room: L-73 $59 (Additional $5 materials fee payable to instructor These Courses Go Together Take Both! Mass Produce & Make Money From Your Inventions (015) The process of bringing a new invention/product to market can be costly. Before spending $00s, use the time-proven From Patent to Profit system: Use confidentiality agreements to secure partners & financing Build dazzling, cost-effective prototypes to attract partners Find marketing partners and licensees Showcase your invention to product scouts Get your inventions sold before they are produced Sell your invention on TV infomercials and with DR ads License your inventions and patents and avoid start-up costs Before you pour lots of money into a new idea, use the insights and time-proven methods taught in this workshop to help you bring your invention to life! Bob DeMatteis Saturday, March 13, 1:00pm-4:00pm Room: L-72 $65 WHAT DO PAST STUDENTS SAY: All About Patents & Make Money From Your Inventions (014 & 015): "Tremendous. The workshops exceeded my expectations considerably. The ROI from the class promises to be substantial. A great use of seven hours of class time!" 8 Parking on Campus costs $2.00 Bring Quarters and Dollar Bills. Course and payment confirmations will be ed directly to you at time of enrollment.
9 Business & Entrepreneurship w/s Work as an Extra in TV & Film (016) Here's your chance to actually be a Background Extra in movies shot in the Bay Area. Imagine the excitement of going to the theater and looking for the scene (or scenes,if you're lucky!) you were in. Topics covered in class include: Job expectations Basic extra wardrobe Personal image refinement Headshot needs The resume Training Agencies/unions Auditions Included in this fast-paced class is an up-to-date informational workbook. Jack Dunstan is a professional actor and a long-time member of the Screen Actors Guild. He actively works as an extra in films, and can be seen in The Princess Diaries, Matrix 2, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Milk. This class is recommended for students 14 & above. Limited enrollment register early! Jack Dunstan Saturday, April, 9:00am-3:00pm Room: L-72 $79 (Additional $20 materials fee payable in cash to instructor Start Your Own Import/Export Business (018) Few fields offer greater potential for self-employment and business expansion than international trade. The initial investment need not be great and the opportunities for growth and independent entrepreneurship are exceptional. This is a practical seminar covering the following issues organizing for international trade, finding free help, finding practical products, distribution, financing, taxes and typical import/export business transactions. Bring a sack lunch. Howard Goldsmith Saturday, March 20, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: L-73 $89 (Additional $15 materials fee payable to instructor The Art of Selling Art (017) Selling art, your own or other artists' is easy when you know how. This is a comprehensive sales program oriented to the individual artist and art dealer. Be prepared for an exciting, fun-filled day of lively lecture and in-class games. You will learn how to sell art to individual clients, collectors, and corporations. Robert Dvorak a successful California artist, will demonstrate what works and what doesn t work so that by the end of the workshop, you can begin selling and prospering immediately with confidence and self-assurance. The instructor is also the author of the book, Selling Art 1. He has been teaching The Art of Selling Art to artists, art representatives, and art gallery sales people for 16 years. Please bring one painting, photograph, print, or sculpture which is available for sale. Robert Dvorak Saturday, March 27, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: G-7 $89 (Additional $25 materials fee payable to instructor The Basics of Selling on ebay (023) Do you have an attic full of treasures you d like to sell? Or perhaps you are looking to start an online business or supplement your regular income. Whatever your motivation, ebay can provide a worldwide market for your products. This fun and interactive course provides you with tools for getting started as a seller on ebay, including creating a seller account, product research, pricing strategies, creating product listings, digital photography and HTML tips, shipping, communicating with your customers and much more. Students will receive a comprehensive workbook. The instructor, Nancy Nelson, is an ebay Top Rated Seller. Nancy Nelson Saturday, April 24, 9:00am-2:00pm Room: S-41 $65 (Additional $5 materials fee payable to instructor Registration instructions are on page 46 Register by Telephone: (408) Register by Fax: (408)
10 w/s Business & Entrepreneurship How to Start a Successful Small Business (019) Did you know that over half of new businesses fail within their first four years? This is alarming news! Don t let your business be one of these casualties. This class is designed to help you beat those odds, one step at a time, with a clear and easy-to-follow recipe that will increase your chances for business success. You'll learn: 1. Crafting your compelling business vision 2. Stepping powerfully into your CEO role 3. Creating your business plan 4. Building a strong financial foundation 5. Covering the legal bases 6. Developing your marketing plan and activities 7. Handling the day-to-day operations The course includes a 40-page Business Success workbook and multiple resources to help you further develop your path toward business success. Dorcas Kelley specializes in executive coaching, management consulting, and entrepreneurship. With over twenty years of experience in corporate, small business, non-profit, and entrepreneurial environments, Dorcas brings a wealth of skills, talent, and knowledge to her work and teaching. Dorcas Kelley Saturday, February 27, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: S-41 $89 (Additional $15 materials fee payable to instructor How to Market/Promote Your Small Business (020) Marketing your product or service is easier than you think! It doesn t have to take thousands of dollars or hundreds of hours of your time. Come learn how you can effectively market your business with relatively little cost, using both online and offline avenues. The course will cover: Learn the distinction between marketing, advertising and sales. Discover how to market effectively online tips, techniques, and resources for finding potential customers and building relationships online Explore offline marketing options such as publicity, print, events, and the best marketing tool of all referrals Develop a preliminary marketing plan that is tailored to your business, your ideal customer, your timeframe and your budget See ways that you can reduce your marketing costs with minimal impact to effectiveness Review the common marketing mistakes so you can avoid them Determine your next steps and plan to get into action! The course includes a Marketing Success workbook to help you develop, refine and implement your own effective marketing plan, along with many marketing tips, techniques and resources. Dorcas Kelley Saturday, March 27, 9:00am-1:00pm Room: S-41 $65 (Additional $ materials fee payable to instructor Finished with this catalog? DON T THROW IT AWAY! When you re through with your course selections, feel free to pass this catalog on to a friend or family member. The Foothill-De Anza Community Education Short Courses program is a totally self-supporting organization and referrals are a great way to keep our program active! Parking on Campus costs $2.00 Bring Quarters and Dollar Bills. Course and payment confirmations will be ed directly to you at time of enrollment.
11 Business & Entrepreneurship w/s Become a Mystery Shopper (022) Mystery shopping is a great way to earn extra money and have fun doing the things you love to do. Shoppers receive assignments from companies that do business evaluations. You visit the restaurant, bank, gas station or theater and report back with observations that will enable the company to improve on their service to the customer. This course will provide an overview of how mystery shopping works, what types of assignment forms are used, do s and don ts of completing an assignment and how to get into the shopper s network. Elaine Moran was nominated Mystery Shopper of the Year, and has received Gold Certification from The Mystery Shopper Providers Association. Elaine Moran Friday, March 12, 6:30pm-9:30pm Room: L-72 $49 (Additional $20 materials fee payable to the instructor How to Start Your Own Non-Profit (027) This class provides an overview of forming a nonprofit corporation. Topics discussed include: The privileges and restrictions non-profits face The start-up process and determining if your idea is a good one Dealing with government agencies Understanding the forms and applications each agency requires Examining a fiscal sponsorship arrangement vs. forming one s own nonprofit corporation For the past 23 years, Josh Wagner has assisted hundreds of nonprofit organizations in their start-up process and IRS compliance. As Executive Director of the nonprofit Cultural Media Services, Inc. (which also serves as fiscal sponsor to a number of projects), he has been producing and hosting educational radio and TV programs since Josh Wagner Saturday, February 20, :00am-1:00pm Room: L-75 $59 (Additional $5 materials fee payable to instructor The Business of Professional Speaking (024) If you want to enter the highly lucrative business of seminars, workshops, and professional speaking, this workshop is for YOU! Because of the rapid changes in our world and the need to know more about different things, professional speakers are more in demand than ever before. You can profit by sharing your expertise with people who are willing to pay for it. In this dynamic program you ll learn how to: Make six-figures talking about what you know Make the correct choices that affect your success as a speaker Apply as a trainer with seminar companies Book over 0 paid engagements in your first year of business Work with bureaus and agents Create profitable support products like books and audio products Mike Rounds has the phenomenal track record of averaging over three paid engagements per week for over 22 years! He is well qualified to train people become a professional speaker. Mike Rounds Monday, April 19, 6:30pm-9:30pm Room: 3301 $59 (Additional $30 materials fee payable in class) MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Take an online course in non-profit management and grant writing: Marketing Your Non- Profit A to Z Grant Writing Become a Grant Writing Consultant See P. 23 for details or check out online courses at: communityeducation.fhda.edu Registration instructions are on page 46 Register by Telephone: (408) Register by Fax: (408)
12 w/s Business & Entrepreneurship Beginning Medical Insurance Billing I (025) The physician s most valued employee is the one who does the insurance billing. Join the thousands of others who make a great living doing medical insurance billing. This class is developed specifically for the novice and covers topics such as: How to read an explanation of benefits form Rules and regulations for Medicare, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, and private insurance companies How to look up diagnosis codes, procedure codes and modifiers using the actual CPT and ICD-9 code books Completing the universal claim form Understanding surgical terms to read operative reports Modifiers and how to use them to increase reimbursement Class instruction will be lecture and hands-on. As a bonus, students will receive additional practice claims to continue to learn at home. Teacher available for help by . No recorders. Please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day to purchase your materials! This class will fill up quickly enroll today! Terry Rowen Saturday, March 13, 9:00am-5:00pm Room: G-7 $135 (Additional $55 materials fee payable to instructor Beginning Medical Insurance Billing II (026) This class is highly recommended for students who have just finished Beginning Medical Insurance Billing I. This class is necessary if you want to start a billing service from your home. Topics covered include: HCPCS Coding, Medi-Cal, Tricare The basics of managed care and how it works How to find employment as an insurance biller The legal aspects of collecting Understanding electronic billing Certificate of completion issued by the instructor for students who complete BOTH Medical Billing I & II. No recorders. This class will fill up quickly enroll today! Terry Rowen Saturday, March 20, 9:00am-4:30pm Room: G-7 $99 (Additional $50 materials fee payable to instructor FIND A NEW CAREER. ONLINE CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS & CERTIFICATIONS in partnership with Gatlin Education Services (GES): Open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. Many programs approved for federal funding. Check your local workforce investment office today! View the full catalog of programs at: communityeducation.fhda.edu 12 Parking on Campus costs $2.00 Bring Quarters and Dollar Bills. Course and payment confirmations will be ed directly to you at time of enrollment.
13 Careers & Certifications w/s Become a Certified Wedding Planner (028) The Wedding Planning Certification is perfect for the individual looking to start in the wedding planning business immediately. This hands-on program covers everything a wedding planner needs to know, including: Managing contracts & vendors Customs & etiquette Types of services Marketing Industry business practices & application Current bridal trends & fashion In this eight-week program, students will learn all of the tools necessary to successfully grow a professional wedding planning business. Students will also have the opportunity to participate at real local weddings for additional hands-on experience. The Wedding Planning Institute (WPI) is available to students who are interested in receiving the industry's premier education in the business of planning weddings and social events. WPI's program is accepted by many Colleges and Universities around the United States as the appropriate curriculum and business training for wedding professionals. All textbooks and materials are included in the cost of the course. The Wedding Planning Institute Mon. & Wed., Mar. 1 to Apr. 21, 6:30pm-9:00pm Room: 3303 $795 Become a Certified Personal Trainer (029) This challenging course is taught over a 6-week period for better retention and skill competency. The course is divided into two distinct sections, incorporating both lecture and practicum-based instructional strategies. The fifteen hours of in-class lectures includes the following topics: Anatomy Exercise physiology Nutrition Health screenings The corresponding fifteen hours of hands-on practical training prepares you to actually work with clients. The National Exam is held on the 6th week of class. Students who pass the exam, provide proof of CPR/ AED, and perform a 30-hour guided internship will receive national certification from World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) accredited by the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE). W.I.T.S. also has received collegiate recognition from the American Council on Education and the International Association of Continuing Education & Training. For more information, please check out: www. witseducation.com. Call to order the required textbook for the course and to begin reading ASAP. Space is limited enroll today! World Instructor Training Schools Saturday, Feb. 13 to Mar. 27, 9:00am-4:00pm (No class on 3/6) Room: S-45 $549 Become a CA State-Licensed Real Estate Salesperson By successfully completing three approved online real estate courses- Real Estate Principles, Real Estate Practice, and Real Estate Finance students will receive a course completion certificate approved by the California Department of Real Estate to qualify for the state administered licensed examination. Courses are open enrollment. A minimum time of completion is 2 ½ weeks per course. Students are able to take each course individually OR by enrolling in all three at once, plus a 2-day live weekend crash course. Full course/program details available at communityeducation.fhda.edu under 'Online Courses'. Real Estate Principles ($99) Real Estate Practices ($99) Real Estate Finance ($99) Full Package ($399.00) includes: All Three Qualifying Courses (Principles, Practice, Finance) Over 1,000 Practice Questions (bound book) Interactive Online Practice Questions 2-Day Live Weekend Crash Course (Should the student request printed materials, there is a $ shipping and handling fee) Chamberlin Real Estate School Location: Online/Hybrid Registration instructions are on page 46 Register by Telephone: (408) Register by Fax: (408)
14 w/s College For Kids & Teens Natural A s (086) Any student can significantly enhance grades, gain self-confidence, and have better chances at getting scholarships and college admission by performing academic skills in alignment with the brain s natural patterns. In this course, students will discover simple methods for understanding math and other subjects, optimizing focus and concentration, and techniques to help prevent test anxiety. Students of all ages describe this class as awesome, necessary, and easy to understand. The instructor, CURTIS ADNEY, M.S, J.D., graduated at the top of his college class with a 4.0 GPA, and has a Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University. Parents may also enroll. Curtis M. Adney Saturday, March 20, 9:00am-Noon Room: L-75 $59 (Additional $30 payable to instructor during class for comprehensive workbook) Algebra 1: 6th-8th Grade (087) Advance your student s math level with this Algebra 1 Series! Our on-going Algebra 1 Series offers challenging enrichment for students looking to get ahead in school, preview algebra, or improve grades in math. Students get intensive practice with the fundamentals of algebra and strengthen skills for future math success. Topics covered may include: Algebraic expressions Linear inequalities Quadratic equations Graphing Polynomials Rational and radical expressions Throughout the course, students exercise critical thinking skills by analyzing word problems. Different topics are covered each quarter and courses may be taken in any order. Keep your student ahead of the game! Experienced math instructors, small class size. Communication Academy.S1: Sat., Jan. 23 to Mar. 27, 9:00am-:30am.S2: Sat., Apr. 3 to Jun. 5, 9:00am-:30am Location: Communication Academy, 7337 Bollinger Road, Suite #E, Cupertino, CA $375 (Additional $30 materials fee payable to instructor Math Olympiads: 4th-6th Grade (088) Succeed in Math Olympiad and boost math grades! Math Olympiad offers students the chance to shine in challenging competitions that demand excellent reasoning and creativity. Featuring problems from previous competitions, our ongoing Math Olympiad Series is designed to help students strengthen math intuition and master major strategies in creative problem solving. Topics covered may include: Sequences Series Principles of divisibility Geometric configurations Logic Students become proficient in problem-solving techniques, discover the fun of math, and increase Olympiad scores. Different topics are covered each quarter and courses may be taken in any order. Experienced instructors, small class size. Communication Academy Sat., Jan. 30 to Mar. 20, 4:30pm-6:00pm Location: Communication Academy, 7337 Bollinger Road, Suite #E, Cupertino, CA $315 (Additional $25 materials fee payable to instructor PARENTS SUMMER IS COMING: Extended Year Summer Youth Enrichment Program Registration begins March 8th. For students entering Grades 1st-th Program Dates: June 21st to July 16th, 20 Locations: Kennedy & Miller Middle Schools Eaton Elementary Details at: extendedyear.deanza.edu 14 Parking on Campus costs $2.00 Bring Quarters and Dollar Bills. Course and payment confirmations will be ed directly to you at time of enrollment.
15 College For Kids & Teens w/s SAT Reasoning Test Preparation (089) Great preparation for the Spring 20 SAT Tests! This comprehensive workshop provides a thorough overview of the new SAT Reasoning Test and includes strategies for the overall test, in-class practice, test taking, discussion and suggestions for additional practice at home. General: Explanations, helpful hints, shortcuts, tips and tricks about guessing, pacing, skipping, trick answers (distracters). Verbal: Strategies, applications, practice and discussion for critical reading, and sentence completion. Math: Apply, practice and discuss strategies for multiple-choice and student-produced response (grid-in). Writing: Learn and apply strategies for multiplechoice error identification, improving sentences and improving paragraphs, and learn strategies for essay section. All work done using official materials. Enrollment is limited to 15 students to provide individual attention. Class fills up quickly early enrollment is recommended. Please bring a sack lunch. Prof. Norman Prince Saturdays, Feb. 20 & Feb. 27, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: L-73 $259 (Additional $35 materials fee for official SAT test book payable to instructor JAVA COMES, JAVA GOES...FAST. Our Java Programming Courses are extremely popular and do sell out. We encourage you to enroll your student quickly. Details at: communityeducation.fhda.edu Java Programming for Kids (090) This eight-week class is a beginner's introduction to Java programming for kids in grades 6 through 9. Older students and adults are also welcome to register. Programming concepts and techniques are introduced and practiced through a series of fun programming examples. Topics include: Using variables Creating a Java applet Simple graphics Defining new object classes Interactive applet with buttons Animation Creating a simple interactive game 90-minute class sessions include time to work on the programs with help from the instructor. Some homework time is required to complete the lessons. Students should bring their own laptop computer (PC or Mac), or arrange with the instructor for use of a computer (for an extra fee). Software is provided at the first class. Steve Putz Wed., Feb. 3 to Mar. 31, 6:30pm-8:00pm Room: L-61 $235 (Additional $15 materials fee payable to the instructor) Java Greenfoot Games & Simulations (091) This class is an introduction to programming games and simulations using the Greenfoot Java programming framework for kids in grades 8 through. Older students and adults are also welcome to register. Some prior programming experience is recommended. Greenfoot provides a framework for easily programming interactive 2-D simulations and games based on a World and Actor model. Programming concepts and techniques are introduced and practiced through a series of fun programming examples. 90-minute class sessions include time to work on the programs with help from the instructor. Some homework time is required to complete the lessons. Students should bring their own laptop computer (PC or Mac), or arrange with the instructor for use of a computer (for an extra fee). Software is provided at the first class. Steve Putz Wed., Apr. 21 to Jun. 9, 6:30pm-8:00pm Room: L-61 $235 (Additional $15 materials fee payable to instructor Registration instructions are on page 46 Register by Telephone: (408) Register by Fax: (408)
16 w/s College For Kids & Teens LEGO Robotics RCX Workshop (092) This class is an introduction to building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics RCX Invention System. Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. In small teams, using LEGO blocks, motors and sensors, students explore gears and pulleys, build and control a line drawing robot, and finally build a robot that can find its own way and avoid obstacles. Students use a computer to teach their robot to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve challenges. This class is good practice for kids or mentors interested in robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League. The minimum age is 8, and adults are welcome to register. Please bring a sack lunch for the 45-minute lunch break. Steve Putz Saturday, January 30, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: G-6 $5 (Additional $ payable to instructor during class) LEGO Robotics NXT 1 Workshop (093) This class is an introduction to building and programming robots using the new LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics System. Students will practice construction and programming with the new NXT intelligent brick with servo style motors and ultrasonic sensor. In pairs, students build two different robots and program them with a computer to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve challenges. This class is good practice for kids or mentors interested in robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League. The minimum age is 8, and adults are welcome to register. Prerequisite: Lego Robotics RCX workshop or previous Mindstorms experience. Please bring a sack lunch for a 45-minute lunch break. Steve Putz Saturday, February 27, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: G-6 $5 (Additional $ materials fee payable to the instructor LEGO Robotics NXT 2 Workshop (094) This class introduces intermediate level topics in building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics System. Students with previous LEGO Mindstorms experience practice mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. In pairs, using LEGO parts, motors and sensors, students build one or two different robot models and use a computer to program their robots to move, react, and make sounds in order to solve challenges. This class is good preparation for kids or mentors interested in robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League. Students should be 9 years old and over. Previous LEGO Mindstorms experience or instructor approval is required for this workshop. Bring a sack lunch for 45-minute lunch break. Steve Putz Saturday, March 20, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: G-6 $5 (Additional $ materials fee payable to the instructor LEGO Animation Studio (095) In one day, build your own mini movie set and create your own animated movie using provided LEGO mini figures or other objects you bring or make! Using LEGO Cam and LEGO Studios software, you use a computer and video camera to make your animated movie using stop-motion and live video techniques. You then edit your movie and add exciting sound effects, music, narration and titles with the LEGO Studios software. Your finished movie will be mailed to you on a DVD. Adults are welcome to register. Bring a sack lunch for 45-minute lunch break. Steve Putz Saturday, April 17, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: G-6 $5 (Additional $15 materials fee payable to instructor 16 Parking on Campus costs $2.00 Bring Quarters and Dollar Bills. Course and payment confirmations will be ed directly to you at time of enrollment.
17 Communication & Psychology w/s Nice & Assertive: You Can Be Both! (030) There is no such thing as a successful, but nonassertive manager! Each manager will bring his/her own personality style to each new position they go to. At times when others rub us the wrong way, or become overbearing with us, we may become too bossy or not speak up and avoid issues. This class will discuss: How to recognize and understand how others interpret assertiveness How to avoid becoming overbearing or angry to gain feedback or productivity Saying no and disagreeing without making you right and them wrong Why nice guys have less productivity and poor morale with their people Delegating, negotiating agreements, and clarifying goals in clear terms Participants will gain insights into ways to be consistently assertive and build teamwork and cooperation while maintaining their own sense of well-being. Bring a sack lunch. Danni Burton Saturday, Feb. 27, 9:30am-4:30pm Room: L-34 $99 (Additional $ materials fee payable to instructor Voice Dynamics (035) Learn to control the sound of your voice and your style of speaking. Develop a confident, professional voice for business and a more pleasant sounding voice for your personal life. Dramatically improve the quality, pitch and volume of the way you speak. Learn tips on how to be taken seriously and how to avoid interruptions. Improve your poise and increase self-confidence through voice dynamics! Carolyn Franklin Wed., Feb. 3 to Feb. 24, 6:00pm-9:00pm Room: 5991 $149 (Additional $ materials fee payable to instructor Being Effective with Challenging Behaviors and Situations (031) Stressful situations and challenging people always seem to show up in our lives, creating anxiety and discomfort. Soon we find ourselves becoming aggressive, defensive or just going blank and often thinking afterwards... Why didn t I... or I should have.... This class will discuss: The four common kinds of challenging people The four common response traps Turning conflict into cooperation, or at least resolution Staying centered, listening effectively and responding assertively Recognizing when to stay and when to leave Techniques to be more effective with anyone, anytime Bring a sack lunch. Danni Burton Saturday, March 20, 9:30am-4:30pm Room: L-34 $99 (Additional $ materials fee payable to instructor The Powerful Use of Stories, Metaphors, & Humor (032) Would you like to be more persuasive with clients, colleagues and family...having interactions that are easy and fun? Even the serious or shy can use humor, metaphors and stories to interest others in all life situations. Come and consider: Metaphors that change ideas Simple ways to make a point Stories to gain attention/agreement How to find & use appropriate humor Sharing personal anecdotes/"ah ha's" Danni Burton has owned her own business as a motivational speaker and trainer for over 25 years, and encourages her clients to build cooperation, trust and rapport through creative metaphors, stories and lots of laughter and fun. Bring a sack lunch. Danni Burton Saturday, April, 9:30am-4:30pm Room: L-34 $99 (Additional $ materials fee payable to instructor Registration instructions are on page 46 Register by Telephone: (408) Register by Fax: (408)
18 w/s Communication & Psychology Professional Business Writing (033) Do you struggle with writing clear business memos? Do s drive you crazy? Has your boss ever asked you for an executive summary? Help is here! In this course you will learn how to avoid common mistakes in grammar and punctuation; how to write different types of memos, s, and summaries; how to address different audiences; and how to edit and proofread documents. You will develop a writing process learning how to move from a blank page to a polished product. Feel good about writing and impress your colleagues! Nothing is more powerful than a well-written page. Class taught by a College Instructor or Professional Trainer. This is not a beginning level writing class; students should have strong command of English grammar. Class size is limited to twelve students enroll today! Communication Academy Mondays, Feb. 22 to Mar. 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm Location: Communication Academy, 7337 Bollinger Road, Suite #E, Cupertino, CA $295 (Additional $15 materials fee payable to the instructor Professional Public Speaking (034) Indisputable! Good communication is the MOST DESIRABLE skill in corporate America. This class brings the corporate-quality public speaking class to professionals looking to improve their presentation skills. This is the perfect workshop for professionals who want their presentations remembered as confident, clear, credible, convincing, and compelling but don t have the time to attend a full term class. This workshop will include: planning your speech, vocal delivery, non-verbal communication, using visual aids, as well as multiple practice opportunities recorded on DVD and immediate feedback. Each workshop is tailored to the participants terminology, environment, and business objectives. Skills-building small group workshops led by an experienced instructor and expert communication trainer/coach. Small class of 12 students allows ample PERSONAL COACHING. Formal speeches are recorded on DVD and given to students. Classes are taught on-site at Communication Academy in Cupertino. Communication Academy Tuesdays, Feb. 23 to Mar. 30, 6:30pm-8:30pm Location: Communication Academy, 7337 Bollinger Road, Suite #E, Cupertino, CA $295 (Additional $25 materials fee payable to the instructor YOU ASKED. WE LISTENED. NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE! Features include: Confirmations Household & Quantity Registrations Discounts on Select Courses egift Cards Register at: communityeducation.fhda.edu 18 Parking on Campus costs $2.00 Bring Quarters and Dollar Bills. Course and payment confirmations will be ed directly to you at time of enrollment.
19 Communication & Psychology w/s How to Talk With Just About Anyone! (036) Do you feel nervous when meeting someone for the first time? Or do you feel you have nothing to say after the introductions? Whether your difficulty lies in breaking the ice, continuing a conversation, or politely moving on when there is nothing more to say, you can learn skills that will make conversations a welcome and fun pastime. Attend this informal, informative session and learn techniques such as picking up clues, reading between the lines, understanding body language, unspoken words, and gestures. These techniques are applicable to both social and business situations and can enable you to hold interesting conversations with practically anyone at any time. Teenagers also welcome! Carolyn Kellams Saturday, February 27, 1:00pm-5:00pm Room: S-46 $59 (Additional $5 materials fee payable to instructor The Winning Interview: Interview Success Secrets (038) Did you know most jobs are not offered to the best qualified, but to the one who interviewed best? In this very tough job market, it s more important than ever to stand out from the crowd. Come to this hands-on workshop and learn how to develop the confidence, poise, and communication skills necessary to achieve interview success. Topics include: Six ways to develop a winning first impression How to prepare for over twenty of the most common and difficult questions Turning your weaknesses into strengths Five keys to successful salary negotiation Winning words, tone, attire, and body language How to master the two most difficult moments Dress for interview if you wish to receive a professional image analysis. Bring two copies of your resume. Preston Ni Saturday, March 20, 1:00pm-5:00pm Room: 1219 $59 (Additional $5 materials fee payable to instructor How to Acquire an American Accent (037) Have you lived in the US for years yet still not mastered the American Accent? Have you always wanted to learn to speak in a way that Americans immediately understand? This workshop identifies the key components of what it takes to speak American English. You will learn how to: Avoid being asked to repeat what you say Recognize your own specific speech issues and correct them Identify strategies to improve your speech based on your first language Reinvoke the brain plasticity of a child learning a language using the rubberband technique Use knowledge of how American articulation and word stress patterns differ from most other languages and dialects Use breath and mouth movement to support your changes Find mindful ways to practice that create lasting change without boredom Apply these techniques and strategies to your profession and career goals immediately Rebecca specializes in creating lasting behavioral change in the spoken English of adults. Rebecca Linquist.S1: Saturday, February 20, 9:00am-4:00pm.S2: Saturday, March 27, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: L-72 $99 (Additional $ materials fee payable to the instructor DON T FORGET CHANGE FOR PARKING! It costs $2.00 per day to park in any studentdesignated lot on both the Foothill and De Anza campuses. Ticket machines are located in each lot. Some machines take quarters some take dollar bills. Please bring both quarters and dollar bills with you. Registration instructions are on page 46 Register by Telephone: (408) Register by Fax: (408)
20 w/s Communication & Psychology Communication Success for Foreign Born Professionals (039) Are you a foreign born professional looking to improve your communication skills? Do you have difficulties getting your message across clearly? Would you like to communicate more assertively? This workshop will provide some great tips on how you too can gain the communication savvy needed for that certain situation. You will learn: How to overcome accent difficulties in minutes How to begin and maintain a stimulating conversation Turning cultural differences into your strengths Six critical body languages to exude confidence Eight "must know" office networking strategies Mastering people and conflict resolution skills Essential keys to understanding and succeeding in the U.S. professional culture Please bring a sack lunch. Preston Ni Saturday, April, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: 1219 $99 (Additional $5 materials fee payable to instructor KEEP IT POSITIVE: If you like courses in Communications & Psychology, you might also like these classes in our Special Interest section: What Were You Born to Do? (361) Get Yourself Happy! (366) Check out P. 42 for details. The Secret Meaning of Body Language (040) Have you ever wondered what others are really thinking or feeling behind the words they say? For years, body language has been used by law enforcement and trial attorneys to obtain vital information. In this presentation, learn how you too can recognize the "truth" behind body language. You will learn: "Signatures" which affect success and promotion How eyes are truly windows to the soul Five ways to establishing a winning, confident impression How a handshake can reveal a person's true intentions Keys to detect possible deception Three gestures to neutralize size and height disadvantage How to access short-term memory in an instant Preston Ni Saturday, April 17, 9:00am-Noon Room: 1219 $59 (Additional $5 materials fee payable to instructorduring class) Speed Reading for Teens & Adults (041) In this workshop you will learn how to: Increase your reading speed and boost your effectiveness Learn and practice the essentials of speed reading and skimming Read at the rate at which your brain can process information Discover how to actively focus and question, relating reading to your needs and interests Reach your potential and save time Enrollment is limited to 15 students to provide individual attention. Appropriate for high school students and above. Please bring a sack lunch. Prof. Norman Prince Saturday, April, 9:00am-4:00pm Room: G-5 $99 (Additional $20 materials fee payable to instructor 20 Parking on Campus costs $2.00 Bring Quarters and Dollar Bills. Course and payment confirmations will be ed directly to you at time of enrollment.