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Amateur Astronomy--Understanding & Observing the Night Sky
$119.00 (1 section available)
Explore the scope of the universe, immense distances, stargazing equipment, the solar system, deep space, seasons and constellations. The grand finale will be "in the field," an actual observation of the night sky using various types of telescopes.

Basic Coin Collection: I Inherited Grandpa's Coins - Now What?
$59.00 (1 section available)
Learn coin collecting basics through identification and grading and the factors involved in actual value. Understand what makes them valuable, or not. Please bring photos of your coins, loupe, or magnifier to class.

Bee Keeping for Beginners
$59.00 (4 sections available)
Discover the many benefits of raising bees in your own backyard. Learn the basics of what you need to begin backyard beekeeping, from buying honeybees and constructing the hive to preventing bee swarming and harvesting honey.

Civics 101
$49.00 (1 section available)
Learn the basics of the US government in this course. We'll discuss the three branches of government and their roles, the processes used to pass bills and laws, as well as the role a private citizen can play.

Discovering the Great Cathedrals of Europe
$39.00 (1 section available)
Upon completion of this brief course, students should gain a general familiarity with the great cathedrals of Europe, as well as their art, architecture, and history. Each student should be able to identify various cathedral as well as the general movements of art and architecture they belong to or contain.

Election 2020- From the Courthouse to The White House
$49.00 (1 section available)
Become better-informed voters for the 2020 elections, and learn the building blocks of local and national political campaigns that will define our issues, our candidates and our future. Course topics will be useful for voters, campaign volunteers and candidates.

How to Lose Your Pittsburgh Accent
$49.00 (1 section available)
Younz tired of soundin' like younz are from the 'Burg ahnat? Then come to this class and learn how to subdue your Pittsburghese. The course will also provide you with techniques on how to discuss, enlighten, demonstrate and persuade others through your speaking abilities.

How to Teach a Class for Community Education
$39.00 (3 sections available)
Share your knowledge and expertise with others by exploring teaching possibilities with CCAC Community Education. Understand what you need to know to prepare lessons, write course descriptions, materials, and more.

How to Travel to Italy
$79.00 (1 section available)
Italy offers a variety of experiences to its visitors. It offers art, culture, history, romance, old world traditions, ruins and of course wonderful food. Learn about each of the five regions in Italy and what specific areas to go to according to what you want to visit. We'll also cover how to get around Italy, currency tips and more.

Introduction to Genealogy
$49.00 (1 section available)
Students will sharpen their investigative, genealogical skills through this course. Each student should leave with a better understanding of the records available to them, where to find them, and how to critically judge them.

Literature of the Roaring 20S - Literature Club
$49.00 (1 section available)
Literary creativity soared throughout the 1920s. One of the most popular authors F.Scott Fitzgerald, published The Great Gatsby in 1925 focusing on the issues of decadence and excess. Ernest Hemingway was another popular writer during the 1920s who typically dealt with themes of struggle, courage and loss. Take a look at the 1920s through the works of its literature.

Lovely But Lethal: Roza Shanina and the Great Patriotic War
$39.00 (2 sections available)
On June 22, 1941 Germany invaded the Soviet Union, launching 4 years of some of the bloodiest fighting in all of World War II. Roza Shanina--a young kindergarten teacher--answered her country's call and became a sniper in the Red Army. We will explore this fascinating period of history, starting with some of the noteworthy people and technologies of the USSR, then discussing four major battles (Moscow, Leningrad, Stalingrad, and Kursk) before concentrating of Roza's life and wartime diary. Students will come away with a basic understanding of the Eastern Front and its importance in the story of the European Theater.

Pennsylvania Trolley Tour
$29.00 (1 section available)
Take a ride into the past at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum! Be a part of history through a scenic ride on antique trolleys, a guided exploration of the Trolley Display Building, and a behind-the-scenes look at the maintenance and restoration shop. Try your hand at operating a trolley with the new Trolley Simulator exhibit, and learn how trolleys transformed the past and continue to shape the future of transportation.

Pgh Pirates Baseball
$59.00 (1 section available)
Freelance sportswriter Greg 1Spalding will help you explore Pittsburgh Pirates baseball in culture, literature and history as we discuss the best teams, players, managers, announcers and fans in the Buccos 100+ history. During the class, we will read several books about the team, explore the rich history of the World Series champions, All-Star players, All-Star Games in Pittsburgh, MVP's, Hall of Famers, batting champions and Cy Young winners. We will also discuss how the Buccos broke the barriers for the Latino ballplayers to play in the major leagues. You will have a chance to view famous memorabilia from the past and present, participate in trivia contests and win prizes and even get some giveaways. The class will be entertaining, interactive and informative and is one a Pirate fan will not want to miss.

Picturesque Pittsburgh, 1810-1910
$69.00 (1 section available)
Explore the forgotten landscapes of nineteenth-century Pittsburgh through an illustrated journey into four periods that transformed a frontier outpost into the Steel City, from the early 1800s into the dawn of the twentieth century. Each class session will start with a selection of historic prints and paintings depicting a famous event then will dive deep in to the years surrounding that moment, revealing the shifting identities of Pittsburgh before it became the place we know today. Meet the dreamers, scoundrels, inventors, workers, and society folk who shaped the city and enter a Dickensian world of cave gages, wharf shenanigans, rat soup and lost landmarks of Pittsburgh's smoky past.

Roaring 20S - Achievements and Legacies
$49.00 (1 section available)
Dramatic social and political change occurred during the 1920s. Economic growth swept people into the "consumer society". There were many achievements and legacies of the era including the first commercial radio station in the U.S., Pittsburgh's KDKA; women's right to vote; the first talking picture; baseball as a spectator sport and more. Step back in time and discover what put the roar in the 1920s.

Solve Elementary School Math Problems
$69.00 (1 section available)
Learn the different ways to solve elementary school math problems. We will cover place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions/decimals, and geometry. Both the educator and the parent will benefit from the binder of materials you will receive from your instruction in this class for reinforcement. We will go over games, songs, and manipulatives to solve those pesky problems.

Stand-Up Comedy
$69.00 (1 section available)
For those who have thought about doing stand-up comedy but never quite got up the nerve to try, this course will introduce you to the world of stand-up comedy. Participants will learn how to write various types of comedic material and will have the opportunity to develop and perform their own comedy routine. Dealing with stage fright and getting started in the comedy business will also be covered.

Substitute Teaching- Getting Your Foot In the Door
$39.00 (1 section available)
Competition for a permanent teaching position is fierce and challenging. This course is designed to provide substitute school teachers with tips and strategies to help make them more marketable.

The First World War and the World It Created
$59.00 (1 section available)
This course will explore an introduction to the first world war. Learn how the old world was destroyed by the war, the catastrophe of the war itself and the new world the war created.

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