Posts Tagged ‘classes’

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 […]

Ford Lowcock has had a long and distinguished career as a photographer and photography instructor at Santa Monica College, and though he has retired from SMC as a full-time professor, he will bring his many skills and talents to Community Ed beginning in July. Leaving behind a stellar 23-year career on the main campus during which, […]

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 […]

SMC Community Ed is excited to announce that it is offering a new photography class this winter, Lifestyle Portraits, and the very talented Steve Anderson will be teaching it. The course begins this Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. A lifestyle portrait by Steve Anderson In the early years at his studio, Steve’s photography included a blend of food, high […]

Roberta Wolin-Tupas has loved her long and distinguished career as a dancer, choreographer and instructor, but is particularly fired up about her latest project that has Santa Monica College students teaching elementary school children not only to dance but also to dance their curriculum. Roberta Wolin-Tupas with Daniel Jimerson performing with R Dance Co. SMC students […]

By Michelle King, Director of Career & Contract Education With Thanksgiving just two days away, it’s a good time to reflect on Community Education’s year thus far – and pause to give thanks to: 1. Our dedicated students who look to our program semester after semester for their lifelong learning needs. 2. Our wonderful instructors who […]

By Michelle King Director of Career & Contract Education It might be autumn for you, but it’s feeling wintry in my office – because we’re all thinking about Winter Session 2018 and planning for our Open House in February 2018. And the plans are exciting. Check out our terrific offerings – more than 80 classes in all – […]

Painting instructor Todd Carpenter did not take the typical route to become an artist. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in Psychobiology and a Master’s degree from UC San Diego in Neuroscience. After college, he spent seven years as a product engineer and head of R&D at a medical products company in […]

The legacy of legendary horseman James Wyllie lives on – and SMC Community Ed’s Fundamentals of Horsemanship students are among the beneficiaries. Janet Maruhashi and Lisa Marlowe with Billy. Wyllie died March 16 in Agoura Hills at the age of 98, but he left an indelible imprint on California’s equestrian community as well as thousands […]