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Apply for a Government Job-Do It Right
$49.00 (1 section available)
Learn where the jobs are and how to apply properly for them. Understand forms, regulations, and other inside information while learning how to submit just the right application packet the agency is looking for while saving you time, money and frustration.

Baby Sign Language
$39.00 (1 section available)
Signing with your baby is a great way to communicate with them before they become verbal. Benefits of signing can include promoting speech development, increasing bonding, engaging in more meaningful play and reducing frustrations between both parent and child. This class will use American Sign Language (ASL) to teach simple and useful signs such as food, family and animal words along with other want and need signs. You can use the interests of your baby to motivate them to sign and develop resources at home to support the signing. Songs and games make the learning process even more fun. Register parent and bring baby along for this hands on class.

Basic Coin Collection: I Inherited Grandpa's Coins - Now What?
$59.00 (2 sections 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 (2 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.

Crypto Currency for Beginners
$39.00 (1 section available)
Have you ever wondered what bitcoin is? Have you wondered what the Block Chain is or what Alt Coins are? If so, this is the class for you. Familiarize yourself with how the crypto coin market works.

Fall Wine Appreciation
$219.00 (1 section available)
Each fall, the wine course deals with Burgundy-style wines. This includes wines made from either Chardonnay or Pinot Noir grapes. The focus will be primarily on wines from the Burgundy region of France but will also include wines made with Pinot Noir from the west coast of the United States. Students must be at least 21-years old to attend. Cost includes wine-tasting samples.

First Ladies - Presidential Wives
$79.00 (1 section available)
Who are the women behind the men? Examine their lives before, during and after the White House. See how they influenced culture and society through the years.

Getting Your Voice Heard in Harrisburg
$49.00 (1 section available)
Today's climate demands an informed and active electorate. This non-partisan course will teach you the ins and outs of making sure your voice is heard by local, regional, and national policy-makers. We will consider the do's and don'ts of message development and using avenues by and through which you can get in front of decision-makers without hiring a lobbyist or "knowing someone." A fun but immensely practical and informative course for anyone with a problem, issue, or concern involving government at any level.

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 (2 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.

Intermediate Guide to Model Railroad
$69.00 (1 section available)
All aboard the fascinating world of model railroading. This class will take you to the next step of model railroading. One of the many topics you will explore includes the different types of controls such as analog, digital, and programming digital. Computer knowledge is helpful for this class.

Learning the Night Sky: Backyard Stargaz
$59.00 (1 section available)
Experience the endless wonder of the night sky as its panorama changes throughout the seasons. What is the best way to observe the night sky? What constellations are present now? Discover their locations and rich lore as you develop a cosmic appreciation.

Literature of the Holocaust
$79.00 (1 section available)
Anne Frank and Eli Wiesel are two names that are known for their writings during World War II; because of who they represent to the rest of the world. As we continue to remember, there are more books and other literature that is unearthed from this time. In this class we will be looking at some of the other diaries and memoirs that survived even though the writers did not. Required textbook: Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust, Second Edition. ISBN-13: 978-0300205992

Picturesque Pittsburgh, 1810-1910
$69.00 (2 sections 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.

So You Want to Be Elected
$49.00 (1 section available)
Students will become fully equipped to run for local office (council, school board, state representative) or effectively assist a candidate for local office. Students will learn all essential elements of a political campaign including best voter communication methods, preparation of campaign materials and use of social media.

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.

Sustainable Meat Production
$59.00 (1 section available)
The Sustainable Meat Production course will provide students with an understanding of our food system as well as how animal agriculture and the meat industry are situated within this larger system. Students will learn about the environmental, economic, and social implications of the meat industry as it is currently as well as the history of the industry. The class will also focus on the ethics of eating meat and how consumerism has shaped the industry and our eating habits as a nation.

Talking Pittsburgh - A Scandalous Adventure
$29.00 (2 sections available)
=Join us for a fun, weird, interactive hour focusing on Pittsburgh's past (1870-1920s). Topics of discussion will be powerful people, prohibition, brothels, speakeasies, and a little architecture. We will also view/handle old photos and various props to add to the experience. This is the same adventure as "Walkin Talkin Pittsburgh" but without the walking.

The First World War and the World It Created
$59.00 (2 sections 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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