Archive for the ‘General’ Category

In January, SMC Community Ed entered into a fruitful relationship with SMC Fashion program instructors who asked us to offer classes to supplement their academic classes that are crucial to fashion industry training, to existing students as well as interested members of the public. Four months later, the SMC Fashion Department held its highly anticipated […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education Shauna Murray is the kind of student we love. In Spring 2015 she registered for her first photography class at SMC Community Ed and was so inspired she continued to take classes, not only with us but also in the academic program on the main SMC campus. […]

Drones have entered the national consciousness in many ways over the past few years, but what most people probably don’t know is that the future of careers in commercial drone piloting is booming. The Federal Aviation Administration projects the commercial, small drone fleet is set to grow from 110,000-plus in 2017 to almost 452,000 in […]

By Michelle King, Director of Career & Contract Education I’m pleased to announce that starting this fall, SMC Community Ed will be offering courses designed to meet the needs of beginners seeking to launch a career in the field of IT and courses for more seasoned professionals that are seeking to add a nationally recognized certification. The […]

Eleanor Schrader is a design, architecture and art historian and expert who has a large and loyal following for her lectures, classes & worldwide tours. And this summer her illustrated design lecture series will continue at SMC Community Ed with a topic that is somewhat new to her audiences: “Treasures of Asian Decorative Arts.” This is scheduled for […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education We’re excited to announce the three finalists for our Fourth Annual Photo Contest — and YOU get the opportunity to choose the winner by voting at this link to your ballot. Voting continues until noon Tuesday, June 5, with the winner and runners-up announced shortly thereafter. Once again […]

Planning for the Golden Years

Posted: 7th March 2018 by Bruce Smith in General
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Paul Heising has been teaching “Passport to Retirement” at SMC Community Education since 2003. He is a partner with Moran, Heising & McElravey, LLC, an independent investment advisory and financial planning firm that specializes in investment management and retirement planning for individuals and small businesses. He has served as both a director and advisor for […]

Why Should I Take Guitar II?

Posted: 13th February 2018 by Bruce Smith in General
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By Peter Risi, SMC Community Ed Guitar Instructor People often ask me: What should I do to continue my guitar playing after taking the Beginning Guitar class? An easy obvious answer is to take Guitar II. This class is a continuation of the Beginning Guitar class offered at SMC Guitar II with a little looser […]

SMC Extension/Community Education’s exciting new fashion program taps into a vibrant national industry that contributes billions of dollars to the economy each year in both the nation and in Los Angeles, the second largest fashion center in the U.S. LA Mode 2016, SMC’s annual student fashion show And one aspect of this important economic sector […]

It’s all about the rice. “I really do believe the reason people start to like sushi is the rice, not the fish,” says SMC Community Ed instructor Nikki Gilbert, aka The Sushi Girl. The secret to good sushi is the subtly vinegared rice, she posits. And Gilbert reveals her secrets when teaching classes or hosting […]