Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College
http://bristolcc.edu/

Personal Enrichment Courses

Your first step to lifelong learning starts here. Join alongside others in the same pursuits, hobbies, and interests which shape you. Take a moment to browse through our rich selection of fun and educational courses for improving body, mind, and soul.

Arts, Crafts and Music

Want to express yourself by creating floral arrangements for the home or as a gift?

Have you always wanted to play guitar but never picked up a six-string?

Are you ready to let your artistic talents shine?

Here’s a sample of  The Center for Workforce and Community Education offerings:

  • Floral Design
  • Guitar for the Beginner
  • Water Color Painting

Culinary Arts

Learn new cooking techniques by a professional chef in a fun and exciting environment.

Classes are held at the Culinary Arts Department at BCC.  It is an easy-to-find location with a great professional kitchen. You will have the time of your life and your taste buds will thank you!

Here’s a sample of Center for Workforce and Community Education courses:

  • Cake Decorating
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia

Computers  

It's hard to keep up with all of the technology out there today - we can help.

Sign up for Computer Basics to get you started on the right path. Or advance your career by upgrading your Microsoft Office skills and become proficient in PowerPoint, Access, and Excel.

Want to surf the Web like a pro or build your own Web Page?

How about learning Publisher to create your own stationery, flyers, advertisements, and greeting cards?

Here’s a sample of the Center for Workforce and Community Education courses:

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Web Page Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Photography

Dance/Fitness

Express yourself through choreographed movement and the rhythm of music, from the ecstatic discoveries of modern dance forms to the nostalgic steps of yesteryear.

Stay fit with Instructor Alan Morton’s SalsaDancersice® or try the gentle Yoga for Beginners class. It’s time to ditch those diet plans and put YOU in control of losing those extra pounds through the infectious sounds of music and fun exercise routines.

 Here’s a sample of Center for Workforce and Community Education courses:

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Zumba
  • SalsaDancercise®

Entrepreneur

Ready to hit the market and get the selling results you need for success? Don’t miss our Small Business Workshops!

Get started with our Basic Bookkeeping course for small business owners to learn easy business numbers and accounting.

It pays to advertise – so put your best ideas and promotions out there with Web site Design and Advertising and Public Relations – for the polish your business deserves.

Here’s a sample of The Center for Workforce and Community Education courses:

  • How to Start Your Own Business Mentoring Workshop
  • Business Management
  • QuickBooks

Family and Parenting

We all love our families and we want to be sure to take care of them the best we can, but sometimes that means taking care of you too. Decrease your stress levels by signing up for a course designed to enrich your life and the lives of the people you love!

Take the steps to prepare family members to react when an emergency occurs in our Handling Medical Emergencies course.

Pressures on teens and our children have never been more difficult to combat. Learn about the dangers of eating disorders and how to recognize warning signs in behavior which may need attention.

Here’s a sample of The Center for Workforce and Community Education courses:

  • Lean, Mean and Green Series
  • Eating Disorders in our Society
  • Trauma Behavior in Children and Teens

Health and Wellness

Get yourself healthy and feeling better by learning about the interconnected importance of mind, body, and individual happiness.

We offer a variety of different forms of healing and relaxation techniques – some which have been practiced for many hundreds of years – taught by certified instructors.

Leave the stress of the real world behind and let us teach you how to achieve inner contentment from your head to your toes.

Here’s a sample of The Center for Workforce and Community Education courses:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Reiki I and II Certificate

Home & Garden

Fixing up your home?
Sign up for our Basic Home Repairs Series. Each session will teach you how use tools safely, how to do basic plumbing repairs, electrical work around the house and more.

Love your home and ready to entertain?
Take up a Cooking Class to impress your family and friends, while you're at it - sign up for basic bartending class too. We can teach you how to make the perfect drink to compliment your finest cuisine.

Here’s a sample of The Center for Workforce and Community Education courses:

  • Principles of Real Estate Investing
  • Creating Your Own Affordable Spaces: Series
  • Bee Keeping Course

Language Studies

Develop the ability to speak, read or write a language. Our courses invite and encourage professionals and students alike to develop basic skills as well as identify and strengthen their individual bilingual skills for the workplace, travel, or pleasure.

¿Habla Español?
Over 330 million people do! Start speaking Spanish today! Our trained experts will help you understand the nuances of this beautiful language. The class also examines cultural sensitivity in the context of conversation. Prior knowledge of Spanish is not required.

Want to learn basic Chinese?
Learn to speak the most popular dialect in China in a relaxed setting which emphasizes casual communication. Sign up for Chinese Conversation today!

Want to become better acquainted with basic Portuguese and Spanish in your health care profession? Join us for Portuguese and Spanish for Health Care Professionals, and learn words and phrases, and simple sentences to give your work a major boost.

Here’s a sample of The Center for Workforce and Community Education courses:

  • Portuguese Conversation I
  • Italian for Travelers
  • Arabic Conversation I