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A Citizen's Guide to the Law
$39.00 (1 section available)
Let a seasoned law enforcement officer with 31 years of experience help you gain a better understanding of the rights, responsibilities, and duties of every citizen. Topics discussed: Stopped by the police - now what?; Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act; changes to the vehicle code; and use of force - do I have the right to resist?

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

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

Basic Hair Braiding
$39.00 (1 section available)
Let a professional hairstylist show you the ins and outs of braiding. Through demonstration and hands-on practice students will learn basic braiding and French braiding techniques. Bring a friend to practice on. Only one person needs to register.

Bridge 1
$79.00 (1 section 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.

Environmental Topics Seminar Series
$49.00 (1 section available)
This class meets once a week for four weeks. Each meeting offers a guest lecturer to answer questions that are based on their area of expertise. Speakers will share insights on a variety of locally relevant, environmental topics affecting our region today, including fracking, climate change, and more. Join us as we discuss these critical issues, based on your questions and the science behind the answers.

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.

Four Pillars of Personal Safety
$59.00 (4 sections 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 (1 section 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.

Genetic Genealogy: Connecting Ancestry DNA Tests to Family Trees
$59.00 (1 section available)
Genetic genealogy has grown in popularity over the past several years. Specifically, the Ancestry DNA test will soon have a database of more than 5,000,000 testers, making it a valuable tool for genealogy research. Participants should have a desire to build their own family trees and genealogy research using the Ancestry DNA test, and be motivated to be active participants in discussions and exercises to help their classmates do the same.

How to Look Like You Just Left the Salon
$49.00 (1 section available)
Learn tricks used by a professional hairstylist to prepare your hair for blow drying. Students will learn how to use brush and hair dryer together to achieve that fresh look from the salon. The use of tools such as flat or curling irons will also be demonstrated to complete the look. Students will practice on themselves. Please bring your blow dryer and brushes to the first class.

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 Write for Magazines and Other Publications
$39.00 (1 section available)
If you ever wanted to write for local, regional, or national publications, this course will teach you how to pitch your ideas and get published. Students will learn how to find story ideas, target appropriate publications, write query letters and write a great article. We'll discuss current trends in publishing, realistic payment expectations, and tips on how and where to get started.

Introduction to sUAS - Drones
$499.00 (1 section available)
Your world is changing with the use of Drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems, UAS). With the development of technology, drones and personal robots are proving advances in many industries. Both hobbyists and those wishing to further businesses (commercial users) will be introduced to several small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), to aviation and the new FAA Part 107 rules. 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.

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.

Mason-Dixon Line: 250th Anniversary of The Survey Completion
$39.00 (1 section available)
This year, 2017, will mark the 250th anniversary celebration of the Mason-Dixon Line completion. On October 14th and 15th an anniversary Historical Park near Core WV. This class will explore the history of the line, why Mason and Dixon surveyors were selected, and how the starting point was set. Learn what the Mason-Dixon Line is all about!

Medicinal & Edible Herb Walk
$39.00 (1 section available)
Recognize, collect, and safely use local, wild edible herbs and medicinal plants. 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.

Naturalization Interview Preparation Class
$39.00 (3 sections available)
This three-hour workshop provides a guided review of the naturalization interview process. The course includes a review of the Oath of Allegiance, as well as the Citizenship and English portions of the naturalization interview. Participants will have an opportunity to complete practice tests and practice interview questions. This course is not designed to provide legal advice about the information process. No textbook is required for this course.

Pgh Pirates Baseball
$69.00 (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.

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