Courses

Discover a marvelous blend of ancient Gallo-Roman and traditional influences reflected throughout this very historic region. The Canal du Midi was built in the 1600's connecting the Mediterranean to another canal that leads to the Atlantic. An architectural feat, the canal, its locks, and scenery around are simply amazing.


September 13-21, 2019
Discover the surprising beauty of Croatia, starting in Dubrovnik. Spend a week touring the Dalmatian Riviera and enjoy historical sites, charming towns and villages, warm farm visits and more.


October 1-8, 2019
Discover the Best of Ireland in a mere week! Explore historical sites, charming towns, music-filled pubs, the Cliffs of Moher, Ennis Friary, Adare Village, Dingle Town, the Dingle Peninsula,and the Great Blasket Centre. Observe master craftsmen demonstrate crystal cutting, take part in a whiskey tasting, enjoy a "Catch, Cook and Eat" cooking experience?and more.


September 4-12, 2019
Explore Chianti with its olive groves, vineyards, medieval towns and earthy farmhouses. With one home base: the Renaissance city of Florence, we will venture to Venice...


June 15-23, 2019
Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art that has no tournaments or competitions. Its focus is on mental and physical discipline through hand-to-hand, sword, and staff techniques, and is for people of all abilities.


July 25, 2019 to August 29, 2019, HC Gym Door 5
September 5, 2019 to October 24, 2019, HC Gym Door 5
November 7, 2019 to December 26, 2019, HC Gym Door 5
Could you save a life in an emergency? Being trained in CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator has the greatest impact on resuscitation over any other factor.


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Be prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive.


Monday, July 22, 2019, HC Rm 209 Door 5
Don't be a wallflower at weddings, parties and social events! Learn the Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Hustle and Polka to music commonly played at social gatherings.


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Whether you run your own business, run the family finances, or want to add to your job skills, this online certificate course will help you understand the bookkeeping process and how to keep your accounts accurately.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Understanding Debits and Credits, General Ledger and Month-End Procedures, and Closing Procedures and Financial Statements.


September 3, 2019 to November 29, 2019, Online Only
Acquire the basic skills to boost your website traffic, including how to optimize your search engine presence. This course is included in the Certificate in Digital Marketing course.


July 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
Games are increasingly recognized as tools that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This course looks at both video and analog games.

Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the two required courses: Introduction to Game Design and Intermediate Video Game Design.


September 3, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
Customer service is an essential part of any business or organization. As the use of technology increases, human interaction with customers becomes even more important. You can become an excellent service provider through this two-part online program.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the two required courses: Extraordinary Customer Service and Keys to Customer Service.


September 3, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
Get a fundamental, yet advanced, introduction to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your website traffic, and optimizing your presence on search engines.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Improving Email Promotions, Boosting Your Website Traffic, and Online Advertising.


September 3, 2019 to November 29, 2019, Online Only
Financial statements can help you measure performance, make improvements and set goals for your business, organization or home finances. Learn how to prepare these statements, close your books, and get ready for the next accounting period. This course is included in the Bookkeeping Certificate course.


August 5-30, 2019, Online Only
November 4-29, 2019, Online Only
New England in the fall is so much more than beautiful leaves and quaint towns. Discover the history, charm and adventure of New England!


September 26, 2019 to October 3, 2019
"Start spreading the news" that you are going to experience New York City during the Holidays! Your getaway will be filled with shopping, sightseeing, entertainment and holiday cheer!


December 2-6, 2019
An average manager can spend more than 20 percent of their day engaged in or reacting to a conflict situation. No matter what your position, conflict management skills can positively correlate to higher earnings and promotion. This course is included in the Workplace Conflict Solutions Certificate course, and the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.



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The Crescendo Music Program provides individual music lessons to students of all ages -- school age through adulthood. For additional program information and to complete an interest form visit https://www.isd728.org/Crescendo_Music.


June 10, 2019 to August 22, 2019, HC Music Room Door 5
Dealing with difficult personalities and challenging subjects in the workplace takes skill, tact, and confidence. Effective communication is a key component in managing conflict and making your day-to-day interactions run smoothly. Find your voice in this online course. This course is included in the Workplace Conflict Solutions Certificate course.


July 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
Learn the basics of on-leash obedience, including commands such as heel, sit, down, come, stand and stay.


September 23, 2019 to October 14, 2019, HC Cafeteria Door 5
November 4-25, 2019, HC Cafeteria Door 5
Planning where your estate will go before you are gone may save your heirs extra legal fees and taxes. We'll help you get started.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
We all know good customer service is important, but what makes it truly extraordinary? Discover how easy it is to tweak ordinary customer service into an experience that will keep customers coming back. This course is included in the Certificate in Customer Service course.


July 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
Visualize your journey toward owning a home. Everyone's process is different. Yours could take a short time or a long time, depending on your goals, constraints, personal style, and the market in your area.


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General ledgers are all about balance. In this online course, you'll learn how to post journal entries and make sure your general ledger balances at the end of the month. This course is included in the Bookkeeping Certificate course.


July 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
Discover new ways to improve your email promotions, including when and what to email, and testing email content. 

This course is included in the Certificate in Digital Marketing course.


September 3-27, 2019, Online Only
Worldwide, video game sales including consoles, online and mobile games are projected to reach $111 billion this year. Learn the basics of video game processes, the main video game genres, and acquire simple game programming ability.

This course is included in the Certificate in Basic Game Design course.


July 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
3D printing has been hailed as a solution to all manufacturing problems. Is it? Learn to separate the real promise of the technology from the hype in this online course.


September 3-27, 2019, Online Only
Discover resources for developing game design and identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. Understand the different roles required in the development of a video game, and how to work with game developers.

This course is included in the Certificate in Basic Game Design course.


September 3-27, 2019, Online Only
Our introductory class will focus on acquainting you with the sport of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) in a fun and safe manner. We will teach you the fundamentals of SUP as well as safety and SUP laws.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019, Twin Lake
Before World War II, Bayer Ross worked as a tailor in his father's dry cleaning shop in the southwestern Minnesota town of Mountain Lake. During World War II, he served in the Army as a medic and saw action in North Africa, Sicily, and the D-Day invasion. His brother-in-law tells his story.


Sunday, July 21, 2019, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
On September 17, 1944, the Allies launched the largest airborne assault in history, numbering over 35,000 men, hoping to end World War II by Christmas. Listen as Minnesota writer John Cox tells the story of this disastrous military operation.


Sunday, August 4, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Good customer service skills can have a powerful impact on your life as well as your career. Discover how to avoid customer turnoffs and what it takes to consistently deliver great customer service. This course is included in the Certificate in Customer Service course.


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Get a great workout at the pool without having to pay club membership fees!


June 9, 2019 to August 4, 2019, VM Pool Door M
June 18, 2019 to August 1, 2019, VM Pool Door M
This online course covers the fundamental concepts of green building and is intended to prepare students to earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute.


September 3, 2019 to October 25, 2019, Online Only
A growing number of employees are working remotely, including from home, requiring organizations to move from measuring time to measuring productivity and outcomes. Take a look at four new management systems to measure your own productivity, as well as that of others. This course is included in the Productivity and Time Management Certificate course.


August 5-30, 2019, Online Only
November 4-29, 2019, Online Only
Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations, documents, email, calendars and spreadsheets in the Microsoft Office Suite. Take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging.


September 3-27, 2019, Online Only
This driver improvement program is presented by the Minnesota Highway Safety Research Center. Topics include visual techniques, habits, perception, attitude, communication, distracted drivers, new laws and more.


Monday, June 17, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Thursday, July 18, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Monday, September 23, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Monday, October 21, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
This driver improvement class for first-time participants will cover items such as visual techniques, habits, perception, attitude, communication, distracted drivers, new laws and more.


October 8-9, 2019, HC Rm 111 Door 5
Explore the amazing world of Excel, a powerful tool that can help with calculations, charts and data analysis.


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Dive a little deeper into Microsoft Excel and explore how to use range names to navigate in large spreadsheets and perform functions on data.


June 24-26, 2019, ER Rm 331 Door H
How effectively you manage your time and productivity can affect your business and personal life in many ways. Learn the difference between being busy and being productive. This course is included in the Productivity and Time Management Certificate course.


September 3-27, 2019, Online Only
Get the keys to making online advertising work for you and your organization or company. Learn how to target local audiences, use Facebook advertising, and how to determine the demographics of people you want to reach!

This course is included with the Certificate in Digital Marketing course.


August 5-30, 2019, Online Only
November 4-29, 2019, Online Only
Open gym is a supervised recreation time for individuals to work on their skills in various sports, get a great workout and socialize with others who share an interest in athletics. Changes may be made to this schedule, so always check before dropping a child off at the school. Community Education is not responsible for lost/stolen passes.


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Grab your family and friends and head to the pool for some water fun! Play games, practice swim skills, or just splash around.


June 9, 2019 to August 4, 2019, VM Pool Door M
June 18, 2019 to August 1, 2019, VM Pool Door M
This fun and challenging class on the water will introduce you to the world of PaddleFit and its training benefits.


July 2-30, 2019, Twin Lake
Pickleball is a combination of ping pong and tennis and is perfect for adults who are young at heart.


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Have you ever wished a golf pro could give you some tips while you were on the course Here's your chance! Fox Hollow Golf Pro Mike Siefert will provide players with golf assessments through on-course play and fun skill challenges. 


Friday, June 28, 2019, Fox Hollow Golf Club
Friday, July 19, 2019, Fox Hollow Golf Club
Friday, July 26, 2019, Fox Hollow Golf Club
Podcasts are like "on-demand radio," and cover all kinds of topics! Do you have a business, hobby or passion you'd like to share? Discover how to get started in podcasting and how you can reach your maximum audience.


September 3-27, 2019, Online Only
Escape to beautiful Southern California for New Years! Do some sight-seeing to end the year, then ring in the new year with a New Year's Eve Dinner Party. Experience the Tournament of Roses Parade from reserved grandstand seats on New Year's Day, and see the floats up close while on display at the Nixon Library.


December 30, 2019 to January 4, 2020
Explore Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Ulvik and Bergen by bus, boat, train and foot. Discover the beauty, culture and history of the area to which over 32% of Minnesotans can trace their roots. Click below for more information.


September 12-23, 2019
Boost your productivity by managing your time better! Discover new techniques and strategies, how to utilize technology, how to document your own productivity, and how to manage the productivity of others.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Managing Productivity, New 21st Century Strategies for Productivity and Time Management, and Productivity eTools: Be Organized and Get Stuff Done.


June 3, 2019 to August 30, 2019, Online Only
July 1, 2019 to September 27, 2019, Online Only
August 5, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
September 3, 2019 to November 29, 2019, Online Only
Turbo-charge your work and simplify your life! Discover new apps, tools, and tricks each week that will help you work more efficiently. This course is included in the Productivity and Time Management Certificate course.



July 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
The decisions baby boomers make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits they receive in their lifetime. Pair pricing available.


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These lessons are for students who need more individual attention in order to learn to swim and/or improve their skills to pass to the next level of swim lessons.


June 17-26, 2019, VM Pool Door M
June 17-26, 2019, VM Pool Door M
July 8-17, 2019, VM Pool Door M
July 8-17, 2019, VM Pool Door M
July 22-31, 2019, VM Pool Door M
July 22-31, 2019, VM Pool Door M
Stress isn't the enemy. Events happen every day. How we interpret those events can set the stage for how we feel and how we react to others. This course is included in the Workplace Conflict Solutions Certification course.


August 5-30, 2019, Online Only
November 4-29, 2019, Online Only
Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, or depression? Know that you are not alone.


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Your employees are your most valuable resources! Even experience supervisors and managers will discover something new and practical in this online course.


June 3, 2019 to July 26, 2019, Online Only
September 3, 2019 to October 25, 2019, Online Only
Every financial transaction falls into one or more of five categories involved in bookkeeping. Learn how to create a chart of accounts to meet your needs, as well as double-entry bookkeeping and the process of recording debits and credits. This course is included in the Bookkeeping Certificate course.


September 3-27, 2019, Online Only
Irvine Park lies just southwest of downtown St. Paul in the Upper Landing neighborhood, an early suburban development. The park, platted in 1849, looks like a New England town square, features a large fountain, and is surrounded by beautifully restored 19th-century homes.


Saturday, September 21, 2019, Irvine Park St Paul
Nicollet Avenue has been Minneapolis' main shopping street for more than 100 years. In the 1960's, in an effort to compete with suburban shopping malls that were drawing customers away from downtown, eight blocks of the street were closed to automobile traffic, and the Nicollet Mall was created. Explore the NEW Nicollet Mall.


Saturday, September 14, 2019, Nicollet Mall Minneapolis
Red Cedar Lane is part of an area near Minnehaha Creek laid out in 1904 by Prairie School architect John Jager. Planted with rows of red cedars that now form a luxuriant canopy above you, the street is one of the most beautiful secrets in the Twin Cities.


Saturday, September 7, 2019, Lake Harriet Spiritual Community Minneapolis
Today's employees are expected to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. Become an effective team member and leader in the workplace by learning how to navigate problematic interactions with ease. 
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Conflict Management, Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace, and Stress Management in the Workplace.


June 3, 2019 to August 30, 2019, Online Only
Are you interested in learning the basic poses, correct alignment and breathing techniques of yoga? No experience is necessary; all fitness levels are welcome!


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Legal issues can be confusing. Expand your understanding of the basic concepts of personal injury law (insurance), wills and trusts.


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Do you want to build new computer/technology skills in a supportive, one-on-one setting? CE2U Technology offers individual computer/technology instruction focused on the skills you desire at a time and day that works for you.


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Enjoy an hour of instruction and an hour of independent creative time to focus on your artistic progress and talents. Collaborate with fellow artists in a communal, energizing space. We provide the space and equipment, you provide the creativity!


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Swimming lessons aren't just for kids! Developed for older teens and adults, these private lessons give you the opportunity to improve your skills under the guidance of a trained instructor. Whether you want to learn swim strokes, overcome your hesitation in the water, or improve your overall swimming skills, our instructors will help you reach your goals.


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Do you have the desire, but not the will power, to stop smoking? People can, using guided imagery, stop smoking after just one session!


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Is Medicare in your near future? Do you have questions about what it covers?


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Did you know that there is a way to lose weight without diet pills or starvation? Group hypnosis includes suggestions that will help you eat the type and quantity of foods that are beneficial in losing weight and maintaining your desired weight.


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Excel has some impressive features that are not widely known or used. Learn how they can help you control how data is entered into a spreadsheet.


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Explore some more advanced features of Excel.


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Take advantage of this hour of independent creative time to focus on your artistic progress and talents.


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Power Yoga is a dynamic Vinyasa series, meaning breath is linked to movement, and is set to music. Options are given throughout class, making it ideal for anyone.


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Calm your body and mind. Be wholly present. Explore restorative yoga postures that gently center the breath and align the body. Guided meditation at the end of each class will help you understand different styles and approaches to meditation.


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Make your website truly responsive and able to serve all device sizes from smartphone to desktop. This course is included in the Certificate in Web Design course.


August 5-30, 2019, Online Only
November 4-29, 2019, Online Only
Have you ever judged a business or company by their website? Effective website design is essential in the digital marketplace. No prior web design, HTML or coding knowledge is needed for this course. 
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Introduction to Web Design, Intermediate Web Design, and Advanced Web Design.


September 3, 2019 to November 29, 2019, Online Only
Communication in the workplace is more important than ever and critical to your career advancement and success. Discover skills and techniques you can study over the weekend and put to use on Monday morning!
Registration for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Conflict Management, Negotiation: Get What You Want, and Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance.


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Have you always wanted to learn to tap dance but never had the chance? Whether your dance background is minimal or extensive, this class is a great way to get your feet moving!


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You know how to put together a basic website, but you want it to do more! Add functions, objects, forms, databases and tables, and examine accessibility guidelines and conformance. This course is included in the Certificate in Web Design course.


July 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
Frequently, a website forms the first impression of a business, company or organization. A good website starts with a plan. Discover the basics of web design from planning the structure to layout to publishing. This course is included in the Certificate in Web Design course.


September 3-27, 2019, Online Only
Travel without a passport and enjoy the culinary wonders of Morocco with Chef Anu. Discover the sweetness and spice of an exotic Moroccan meal from tea to dessert.


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Negotiation and bargaining skills are useful in everyday life as well as in business and the workplace. Discover your natural bargaining style and learn how to balance firmness and flexibility to get the best outcome. This course is included in the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.


July 1-26, 2019, Online Only
October 7, 2019 to November 1, 2019, Online Only
Socialization is the key to ensuring that your puppy will be happy, confident and well-adjusted. It's important to get your puppy involved in socialization at an early age.


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Understanding yourself and others increases your overall effectiveness at work, at home, and in all your relationships. Learn how to communicate effectively with all personality styles. This course is included in the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.


August 5-30, 2019, Online Only
November 4-29, 2019, Online Only