CCAC
Thursday, February 22, 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 (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.

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 (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.

Do Your Daughter's Do
$39.00 (1 section 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 (1 section 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.

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 (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.

Introduction to Art Appreciation
$36.00 (1 section available)
During this six-hour course students will learn how to evaluate and appreciate art in a whole new way. An overview of the history of art will be provided to trace the evolution of art from ancient cave paintings to contemporary times. By examining the works of many famous artists, students will learn about major periods in art history and a variety of artistic styles. Participants will gain an understanding of the creative process, perspective and composition. The use of color, color theory and the aesthetics of color will also be discussed. Students will also be encouraged to develop an awareness of art in their everyday lives by looking at examples of art in such things as architecture, fashion, home furnishings and other objects they see every day.

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.

Judaism, Christianity, Islam
$39.00 (1 section available)
Explore the history, beliefs, and practices of the three global Abrahamian faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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.

Marketing the Presidency
$29.00 (1 section available)
Enjoy this visual presentation of approximately 300 presidential artifacts from a private collection. The audience will experience a journey through the unusual ways that presidential candidates have marketed themselves to the public in their quest for election. A particular focus will be on items distributed in Western Pennsylvania.

Sodoku Workshop
$39.00 (1 section available)
Learn and share techniques for solving sodoku puzzles. Students will practice easy, intermediate, and difficult puzzles. We will learn to get through them together!

The Importance of a Positive Self-Image
$99.00 (1 section available)
Improve your Confidence, Image & Get the Job! Is your self-confidence holding you back from finding the right job or moving up in the job you have? Self-confidence is the key that you may be lacking. In this interactive workshop, taught by a professional image consultant, you will learn tips on improving your body image, understanding your body style and how to maximize your style with professional fashion guidance. This class could be the key to changing the way you view yourself and unlocking your true potential. The right knowledge plus decisive action equals results.

Ukrainian Language and Culture
$119.00 (1 section available)
A beginning course for those interested in planning a visit to the Ukraine or who want to add basic language skills for everyday communication. Elements of the Ukrainian culture will be explored.

 
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