CCAC
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Topics > General Interest


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?
$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.

Book Round Table
$89.00 (2 sections available)
Do you like to read? Discover the best in new and old fiction books. Discover new genres. Participate in good conversation as you discuss and interpret thematic content, compare writing styles, dissect plots and characters, explore historical context, and author purpose. Come make new friends and enjoy a good read.

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.

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.

Intro to the Middle East, North Africa & Islam
$89.00 (1 section available)
In this course, the student will learn about the history of the Middle East from the Greek Civilization to the Romans to the Muslim/Arab civilization to the modern day Middle East. The Middle East is a very rich and complex region. It is where many civilizations were born and died. It is also the center for all the "Monolithic" religions such as Judaism, Christianity & Islam. The student will learn about the various nations and tribes that lived in this region and the various Invasions it had. We will learn about the Industrial Revolution in Europe and its impact on the Ottoman Empire and the vast Middle East & North Africa. Finally, we will learn how the European powers in the 1700/1800s and their Colonization of many parts of the world (including the Middle East & North Africa) leading to WWI then WWII and the modern age.

Introduction to Improvisation
$69.00 (1 section available)
This introduction to improvisation class will focus on the basic concepts of agreeing, building and developing a scene, and creating characters and environments in improvised theatre. It will be a fun and interactive way to challenge yourself outside your comfort zone. "The biggest joy of improv is that everyone is always right!"

Life and Career of Sir Winston Churchill
$89.00 (1 section available)
Follow the incredible life and career of Great Britain's greatest leader and the defender of the Western world from the threat of Nazi Germany. This class will cover his early life as a famed adventurer, soldier, statesman, and writer to his inspiring leadership in the darkest days of world history and beyond.

Life of Abraham Lincoln
$89.00 (1 section 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.

Make-Up Workshop - Intensive
$99.00 (2 sections available)
Learn the tricks of the trade for doing your own make-up or someone else's make-up! Students will learn color-matching, foundation and concealer, how to apply a universal eye for day and night and perfect placement of blush and lip color. Students should bring their own make-up and clean make-up brushes, free standing mirror, tissues, and lunch.

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.

Pittsburgh's Incline History and How the Two Remaining Almost Didn't Remain
$39.00 (2 sections available)
The Pittsburgh inclines were community assets in the sprawling industrial housing that developed along the steep river slopes of the 19th and early 20th centuries. More than 17 inclines were found in old city records, but some were never built. The remaining Monongahela and the Duquesne Heights inclines survived through a monumental effort on the part of the Mt. Washington - Duquesne Heights community to prevent demolishing these landmarks. Join us as we discuss the history and impact of inclines in Pittsburgh.

Public Speaking: A Crash Course
$69.00 (1 section available)
From the moment you enter a room, you're on! Learn to speak more effectively in both personal and professional situations. Eliminate your speaker fears and build confidence. In this fun, interactive fast-paced class, we will teach you how to organize your thoughts, polish your articulation and pronunciation, and become a more successful, more confident speaker. It's a great opportunity to practice speaking in a supportive, pressure-free environment.

Social Graces in Today's World
$69.00 (1 section available)
Are you comfortable meeting new people, attending social or business events and dining with friends and colleagues? Join us to discover enjoyable ways to be completely confident in the basics of etiquette. Knowing how to shake hands, introduce yourself , wardrobe do's and don'ts, making eye contact and using social media and mobile phone skills is extremely important and can be seamless. We can also discuss gym and spa etiquette, airport travel tips and even etiquette for the golf course at your requests. Topics will include dining skills from how to eat certain food choices to the best way to fold or place your napkin before and after the meal. Whether you are in the professional field, or simply need to brush-up for personal events, these sessions will be very valuable to increasing your confidence and helping you to enjoy experiences with ease.

Solve Elementary School Math Problems
$89.00 (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.

The Making of the Celtic World
$89.00 (1 section available)
This course traces the evolution of the three Celtic peoples of the British Isles - the Irish, Welsh and Scots - from the Viking Age to the Irish Rebellion of 1798. From the making of the earliest Celtic kingdoms in the days of Kenneth MacAlpin, Rhodri Mawr and Brian Boru, to the unification of the British Isles by the Scottish and Irish Acts of Union, this is the story of the making of the nations which share the British Isles.

Walking Allegheny County 2.0
$69.00 (1 section available)
In this walking class the 20 year experienced tour guide will show the past, present, and future of the following areas: Avalon, Bellevue, Glen Osborne, Homestead/Munhall, and Homewood Cemetery. The first class will meet at Kuhn's Market parking lot 661 Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue. Please bring comfortable walking shoes and water. The class will be postponed if heavy rain.

What is STEAM/STEM?
$89.00 (1 section available)
Learn what STEAM/STEM is and understand why there is a need for it. Find out the ways STEAM/STEM can be seen and used in childcare centers, schools and the community. Learn about inquiry-based projects and mini STEAM/STEM labs.

 
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