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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.

American History
$89.00 (2 sections available)
This class will provide an introduction and overview of American History. From the late Colonial era until the end of the Cold War.

American Revolution and Constitution
$89.00 (1 section available)
The era of the American Revolution, 1770-1790, as seen through the stories of twelve lives: patriots and loyalists, soldiers and civilians, Native and African Americans, and men and women. This is not the "history book" version of the founding of our country, all about powdered wigs, Yankee Doodle, and crossing the Delaware - it's the tale of a messy, dangerous, inspiring, and decisive era through the eyes of people, both great and ordinary.

Basic Coin Collection: I Inherited Grandpa's Coins - Now What?
$39.00 (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.

Bridge 1
$79.00 (2 sections available)
Learn the basic bids of the Standard American five-card major bidding system. Topics covered: no trump bids, responses, the convenient minor, take-out-doubles, the overall, and scoring. Each class includes time for students to play hands. Suggested textbook -Bridge Basics 1: An Introduction by Audrey Grant.

Citizen Science - Birding
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Do you enjoy bird watching? Are you interested in Conservation? Use your appreciation of birds and the environment to help impact our commitment to nature. Help gather important data so scientists can determine how birds are affected by habitat loss. Bring your binoculars and hiking shoes. Class means rain or shine.

Do Your Daughter's Do
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Trying to manage your daughter's hairstyle in the morning can be difficult. Learn some tips and techniques to create simple hairstyles without fuss and tears. Bring your daughter for no additional charge and hands-on practice.

Eastern European History for Genealogy Enthusiasts
$119.00 (1 section available)
This condensed and entertaining course will refresh your knowledge of your ancestry. We will use an outline of historical events that changed Eastern Europe in the 15-21st centuries and influenced immigration of Eastern Europeans to North America. Genealogical research resources will give students tools for future independent research.

Eastern Religions
$49.00 (2 sections available)
Explore the major religions and philosophies of Asia, with focus on the history, beliefs, and practices. The course will cover the traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Jainism, and Sikhism.

Four Pillars of Personal Safety
$59.00 (1 section available)
Personal Safety Alliance's training will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively protect themselves in uncertain environments. Learn to stay situationally aware, acquire strategies to distinguish dangerous behaviors of predators, master techniques to diminish victimization and more.

Fundamentals of Non-Profit Organizations
$69.00 (2 sections available)
This course will review starting a non-profit organization (creating a vision and mission statement, board development and community engagement), funding a non-profit organization (writing, overseeing assessments, developing corporate sponsors and volunteer management) and community planning (including focus groups and five-year plan.

Herb Walk
$39.00 (1 section available)
Enjoy an easy walking tour to identify and define the uses of many interesting plants that easily grow in the Pittsburgh area. Class meets at the North Park Boat House parking lot. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate shoes, as there will be wet/muddy spots. In the event of rain, class will be cancelled, and an alternative date will be chosen.

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.

Introduction to Christianity
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Explore the history of the Christian tradition and the basic beliefs and practices of modern day Christians.

Introduction to Islam
$39.00 (2 sections available)
This course explores the history of Islam, as well as the beliefs and practices of current practitioners around the world.

Introduction to sUAS - Drones
$499.00 (1 section available)
Your world is changing with the use of Drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems, UAS). Both hobbyists and those wishing to enhance their business (commercial users) will be introduced to several small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). If you are just curious about drones or are interested in expanding your business and reducing costs proven with uses in construction, agriculture, advertising, real estate, insurance, public safety, media and photography, allow CCAC to introduce you to this new exciting technology. Price includes small drone. A short overview of FAA rules will be covered.

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft System
$452.50 (1 section available)
An introduction to the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft systems (under 55 pounds) and their role in the field of aviation. This course will cover current commercial regulations, the national airspace system, weather, loading and performance and operations in accordance with the FAA Airmen Certification Standards (ACS). At the completion of this course students will be prepared to take the FAA aeronautical test to become certified remote small aircraft systems pilots.

Jesus in Life and History
$49.00 (1 section available)
Take a journey through key questions about Jesus, such as what was the point of His teachings, why was He killed, where did the "church" come from, and how could it possibly matter to my life today?

Judaism, Christianity, Islam
$39.00 (2 sections available)
Explore the history, beliefs, and practices of the three global Abrahamian faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Life of Abraham Lincoln
$89.00 (2 sections available)
Examine the life of Abraham Lincoln, America's greatest president. It will begin with the early development of his unique character and continue with his life as an Illinois lawyer/politician. The course will then proceed to his leadership during the American Civil War.

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