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Santa Monica College Community Education Courses Thrive in Winter and Spring

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By Lookout Staff

January 7, 2013 -- With the Community Education Winter Session about to begin, Santa Monica College is looking to the spring.

With hundreds of classes, workshops and tours, SMC officials are boasting a “vibrant” offering of educational opportunities for the community.

“Whatever your interest, we have the class for you,” said Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education. “From art to Zumba, we’ll help keep your body, mind and creative expression healthy and challenged.”

Registration for both the Winter and Spring sessions are open and available online. Spring classes begin on February 18.

Officials wanted to highlight two new excursion opportunities the College is offering to the community.

In the winter, community members can sign up for a day-trip to Cachuma Lake. In the spring, the destination will be a tea lunch in Pasadena.

“Prevailing Wage: Tips You Need Before You Bid” starts on January 11 and marks the debut of SMC’s new course series designed to prepare contractors to bid on public works projects.

There is also the “Organic Living Series,” which combines information about organic gardening and healthy living.

For the more practical-minded, there is the “Jumpstart Your Career” series which includes “Social Media for Job Seekers” and “MS Word and MS Excel for the Job Market.”

Get over the winter blues this spring with “Landscape Painting,” “Resin Jewelry,” “Cookie Bouquets” and “Yin Yoga.”

“And if that weren’t enough, we will have an extensive collection of Professional Development classes in spring,” Meyering said.

“These courses are in many disciplines, including business and finance, health professions, social work, entrepreneurship, and more,” she said.

Meyering highlighted SMC’s real estate courses which, she said, “will pave the way for a successful career in the red-hot Southern California housing market.”

To register, call (310) 434-3400 or go to You can also email

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