Personal Enrichment

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Programs that provide assistance for people who want to enhance their lives and achieve their potential as individuals through analysis of life goals, evaluation of lifestyles and relationships, elimination of unnecessary stress and modification of behavior and attitudes to facilitate achievement of personal objectives.

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ACE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTERAssists individuals in recognizing obstacles in their lives, developing personal goals and skills to achieve those goals. Provides opportunities for individuals to experience personal growth, manage conflicts between family and employment demands. Assists individuals to improve job skills, expand problem solving abilities, master budgeting and time management. Also operates food pantry.SuffolkACE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTERECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL (EOC) OF SUFFOLK, INC.
ADULT COMMUNITY EDUCATIONPrograms include fitness/exercise such as aerobics, body sculpting, ta'i ch'i, yoga, hoop workout, co-ed volleyball. Dance programs include ballroom, country western, swing and Salsa.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATIONTOWN OF HUNTINGTON
ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATIONOffers classes in Arts and Crafts, Defensive Driving, Money Management, Retirement Planning, Long Term Care, Boater's Safety, Personal Enrichment, Notary Public, Sports, Arts, Crafts, Dance, Digital Photography, Cooking, Internet, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint. Classes vary each semester. Call for details and a brochure.SuffolkADULT CONTINUING EDUCATIONHALF HOLLOW HILLS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADULT CONTINUING EDUCATIONOffers courses in Defensive Driving, Health & Well-Being, Internet Selling, Arts, Crafts & Stichery, Recreation, Sports, Money Management, Dog Obedience, First Aid & Safety, CPR, AED (Automated External Defibrillation), Cooking, Yoga, Notary Public, Dancing, Foreign Language (Spanish), and Financial Strategies for Retirement. Course offerings vary each semester. All classes held at North Babylon High School. Call for the most current list of classes.SuffolkADULT CONTINUING EDUCATIONNORTH BABYLON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADULT CULTURAL EDUCATIONAL STUDIESOffers courses for senior citizens designed to foster creativity and personal growth.NassauADULT CULTURAL EDUCATIONAL STUDIESSENIOR CITIZENS OF WESTBURY, INC.
ADULT EDUCATIONOffers courses in personal enrichment, exercise, arts, crafts, stitchery, sports, recreation, Microsoft Excel Exam Prep, Senior Citizen Computer Classes, Money Management, Spanish, Dancing. Courses vary each semester. Call for the most current list of classes.SuffolkADULT EDUCATIONSAYVILLE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADULT EDUCATIONOffers free classes in English As A Second Language (Level 1 & 2), High School Equivalency Diploma, SAT Review (Verbal and Math), elder law, money management, retirement planning, defensive driving, personal enrichment, first aid, Introduction to Computers, Intermediate Microsoft, Excel, Arts and Crafts, foreign language (Italian and Spanish).NassauADULT EDUCATIONVALLEY STREAM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMOffers continuing Education Classes in: Disability Income Protection, Fund. of Inst. Training, HIV/AIDS-Parents, House vs. Pension, Life and Career Balance, SAT Prep, Save Legislation, Strategies for Retirement, Tennis, Adult ESL, Basic Chinese Cooking, Cha Cha Cha-Merengue, Computer For Seniors, Comic Relief, Cross Training, How to Sell on Ebay, Increase your Step, Microsoft Office Suite, Stained Glass, Swing into Spring, Adult Swim and Aerobics,, Aerobic Fine Toning, Basketball, Computers, Chess Program and Family Finances. Courses vary each semester. Call for the most current class list.NassauADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMHEWLETT-WOODMERE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
AUDIOOffers Audio courses. Course offering includes: Voiceovers. Courses vary each semester. Call for details and a brochure.SuffolkAUDIOWILSON TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAL TRAININGOffers students a course to prepare for ASE Certification. Vehicles are far more sophisticated today than in previous decades and require technicians with more advanced technical training. Western Suffolk BOCES, accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, is equipped to teach you the skills that will help you advance in this field. Upon successful completion you will be prepared to sit for the corresponding certification exams which stress knowledge of job-related skills and lead to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. Learn the theory and skills to diagnose, service and repair cars, SUV’s and light duty trucks. You will use up-to-date electronic and hydraulic equipment to precisely diagnose today’s sophisticated vehicle. Prerequisite: High School diploma or equivalent and satisfactory score on a TABE exam and interview. Students must also attend a 4-hour safety orientation workshop. New students may begin on the first day of most modules. Call 631-261-3863 for a pre-entrance interview appointment and for more information about the pre-entrance requirements. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.www.wsboces.org/autoSuffolkAUTOMOTIVE TECHNICAL TRAININGWILSON TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER
CAMPUS CONNECTIONSIn collaboration with Community Mainstreaming Associates (CMA), offers classes for young adults (18+) with autism and other intellectual disabilities. All classes and activities take place on the Hofstra campus. The program allows young adults to have inclusive interactions with peers on campus, and to connect with many campus resources, based on their individual interests and career goals. Students will become acquainted with campus life by dining at the Mack Student Center; visiting the Hofstra Bookstore, the Hofstra University Museum, WRHU-88.7 FM (Radio Hofstra University) studios, and video studios; meeting with Hofstra’s athletic teams; and exploring the athletic facilities. A comprehensive social skills curriculum, which includes exercises and class discussions, as well as daily interactions with different student groups on campus, will help students feel comfortable in a campus setting. Call for more detailed information.NassauCAMPUS CONNECTIONSHOFSTRA UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION
COMMUNITY EDUCATIONOffers courses in: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel Beginners and PowerPoint, Mature Driving, Defensive Driving, Money Management, Retirement Planning, Tax Preparations, Personal Enrichment, Foreign Language (Italian), SAT and Sports and Fitness, Music and Dance. Call for additional information.NassauCOMMUNITY EDUCATIONROCKVILLE CENTRE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATIONOffers free courses in English as a Second Language (Beginner and Intermediate). Additional courses may include, but are not limited to Exercise, Recreation, Music, Sports, Personal Enrichment, Money Management, Defensive Driving, Arts & Crafts, Dog Obedience, Foreign Language (Spanish-Beginner & Intermediate), Keyboarding, Computers, Internet, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Introduction to Windows 95, Word, Introduction to Word, Cooking, SAT Preparation and Trips. Call for additional information.NassauCONTINUING EDUCATIONBALDWIN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATIONOffers free courses in: High School Equivalency (GED), English as a Second Language, Preparation for Citizenship and Adult Basic Education Pre-Equivalency. Also offers courses in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Introduction to Word Processing, Microsoft Word, Music, Exercise, Dance, Foreign Language (French, Italian and Spanish), Arts, Crafts, Stitchery, Sign Language, Money Management, SAT Preparation, Cooking, Exercise, Retirement Counseling, and Recreation. Courses vary each semester. Call for the most current classes.SuffolkCONTINUING EDUCATIONBRENTWOOD UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATIONOffers courses, which may include Microsoft Word, Introduction to the Internet, Advanced Internet, Microsoft Word, Introduction to Excel, Personal Enrichment, Defensive Driving, Dancing, Money Management, Intro To Access, Foreign Languages (Italian-Beginner, Spanish-Beginner), Cooking, Exercise, CPR (Infant, Child and Adult), Microsoft Powerpoint, online classes and Trips. Call for additional information.SuffolkCONTINUING EDUCATIONCOMMACK UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATIONOffers courses in S.A.T. Preparation, Defensive Driving, Arts & Crafts, Bookkeeping, Civil Service Preparation, Medical Secretary, Windows 98 (Beginning and Intermediate), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Cooking, Dance, Exercise, Sports, Money Management, CPR (Infants and Adult), Foreign Language (French, Italian, & Spanish), Personal Development, and Alzheimer's Day Program.NassauCONTINUING EDUCATIONHERRICKS UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATIONOffers free courses in: High School Equivalency Adult Basic Education English as a Second Language Evening High School and the Career Resource Center. Also offers classes in: Defensive Driving Introduction to Computers Microsoft Word Money Management Sports Recreation Personal Development Dance SAT Preparation Arts/Crafts Trips. Classes vary. Call for more information.NassauCONTINUING EDUCATIONHICKSVILLE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATIONOffers free classes in: Adult Basic Education (ABE), Pre-High School Equivalency, High School Equivalency, English as a Second Language, Citizenship, Life Skills, Senior Citizen Computer Class, Computer Assisted Instruction and Career Counseling. Also offers courses in: Sports, Dance, Arts/Crafts/Stichery, Personal Enrichment, Cooking, Exercise, Computers, Women and Stress, Defensive Driving, Basic Sign Language, Foreign Language (French and Italian), Microsoft Word, Intermediate Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Excursions and Money Management. Classes may vary. Call for more information.SuffolkCONTINUING EDUCATIONSMITHTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATIONOffers classes in SAT Preparation, Defensive Driving, English as a Second Language (ESL), Infant, Child & Adult CPR, Arts/Crafts/Stitchery, Computers (Keyboarding, Microsoft Excel, Internet, Microsoft Word), Cooking, Music/Dance, Foreign Language (Spanish, Italian), Bridge, Mah Jong, Gardening/Landscaping, Personal Enrichment, Retirement Planning, Money Matters, Finance/Investment, Estate Planning, Exercise, Boat Safety, and Sports. Classes vary each semester. Please call for details and a brochure.NassauCONTINUING EDUCATIONSYOSSET CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATIONOffers courses in: Computers Microsoft Excel, Internet, Finance, Defensive Driving, Calligraphy, Painting, Woodcarving, Quilting, Floral Design, Drawing, Knitting, Upholstery, Bridge, Creative Writing, Ebay, Weight Loss, Notary Public, Smoking Cessation, Aerobics, Ballroom Dancing, Swing Dancing, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga, Cooking, Sports, Recreation, Arts and Crafts, Personal Enrichment, Money Management, Exercise, and Personal Health courses. Courses vary each semester. Call for the most current class list.SuffolkCONTINUING EDUCATIONTHREE VILLAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATIONOffers courses in: Defensive Driving, Money Management, Computers, Computers for Seniors, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Foreign Language Instruction, Yoga, Tai Chi, Personal Enrichment, Health and Well Being, Financial Management, Medical Receptionist, Medical Billing, Repair Your Computer, Boat Safety, Cooking, Arts and Crafts, CPR (infant and adult), Sports, Dance, and more. Course offerings vary each semester. Call for the most current list of class offerings.SuffolkCONTINUING EDUCATIONWEST BABYLON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CONTINUING EDUCATION AND HERRICKS EXTENSIONOffers free classes in English as a Second Language. Also offers classes in: Windows XP, Internet, Microsoft Word I & II, Microsoft Excel I, Microsoft Publisher, Quicken 2001, Digital Photography, Defensive Driving, Boating Safety, Notary Public, College Finance, Retirement Plans, Elder Law, Exercise, Yoga, Sports, Cooking, Foreign Language Instruction (Spanish), Personal Enrichment, Music, History, Literature, Arts/Crafts/Stichery, SAT Review, Trips and Games. Call for additional information.CONTINUING EDUCATION AND HERRICKS EXTENSIONROSLYN UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
CREATIVE WRITINGOffers a variety of courses for all interests in creative writing. Sample course offering includes: Expressive Writing. Courses vary each semester. Call for details and a brochure. NassauCREATIVE WRITINGNASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFICE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND LIFELONG LEARNING
DANCEOffers dancing courses. Course offering includes: Ballroom Dancing for Social Occasions. Courses vary each semester. Call for more detailed information.NassauDANCENEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF EXTENDED EDUCATION
DISABILITY PEER COUNSELING PROGRAMPeer counseling is provided by individuals who have personal experience with a disability. Discussion groups and individual sessions allow participants to share experiences and feelings concerning disability issues in an open and supportive environment. Participants gain unique knowledge, hope and insight from others in similar situations, and they come to feel better about themselves and their futures.SuffolkDISABILITY PEER COUNSELING PROGRAMSUFFOLK INDEPENDENT LIVING ORGANIZATION (SILO)
GREAT NECK HOUSEProvides cultural activities including movies, live performances, classes and art exhibits. Classes are offered year round. Aerobics, acting, ceramics, cooking, crafts, dance, drama and exercise classes are offered for adults. Children's classes are also offered. Call for more information.NassauGREAT NECK HOUSEGREAT NECK PARK DISTRICT
GREENPORT FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTERAssists individuals in recognizing obstacles in their lives, developing personal goals and skills to achieve those goals. Provides opportunities for individuals to experience personal growth, manage conflicts between family and employment demands. Assists individuals to improve job skills, expand problem solving abilities, master budgeting and time management.SuffolkGREENPORT FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTERECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL (EOC) OF SUFFOLK, INC.
HOMEMAKERS COUNCIL OF NASSAU COUNTY-FRANKLIN SQUARE/FLORAL PARK CHAPTEROffers sewing, quilting, cooking, floral decorating, demonstrations and instruction. Business meeting first Tuesday every month at 12pm, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 54 Nassau Blvd., Hempstead. Call for further information.NassauHOMEMAKERS COUNCIL OF NASSAU COUNTY-FRANKLIN SQUARE/FLORAL PARK CHAPTERHOMEMAKERS COUNCIL OF NASSAU COUNTY-FRANKLIN SQUARE/FLORAL PARK CHAPTER
INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATIONOffers a program for those students who are interested in learning about interior design and decoration for their own personal enrichment or for an entry level job in interior design-related fields. This program can enable you to save time, money and costly errors on your own projects and provide a solid foundation of knowledge for those seeking employment in this field. To earn the certificate in Interior Design and Decoration, students must successfully complete eight courses (six required courses and two electives). Sample course offerings include: Introduction to Interior Design and Decoration, Concepts and Elements; History of Furnishings; Materials and Trades; Color Theory and Media; Computer Aided Design; Lighting; Perspective Drawing; Introduction To Revit Architecture BIM (Building Information Modeling); Freehand Drawing; Business Practices and Procedures; Sources and Showrooms; Window Fashions; Accessories and Drafting, Residential Design. Courses vary each semester. Call for more detailed information.NassauINTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATIONLIU-SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
PERSONAL COUNSELING SERVICES, NON-PSYCHIATRICProvides non-psychiatric, short term goal oriented counseling, free of charge,to persons with disabilities and/or close family and friends. Individuals with disabilities focus on strengths as they develop their own goals and plans for living as independently as possible in the community, and learn to take steps to achieve them. Family and friends can learn about disabilities, and address related concerns.SuffolkPERSONAL COUNSELING SERVICES, NON-PSYCHIATRICSUFFOLK INDEPENDENT LIVING ORGANIZATION (SILO)
PERSONAL ENRICHMENT COURSESProvides non-credit continuing education personal enrichment courses at each of the campuses. Sample course offerings include: Basic Digital Photography; Intermediate Digital Photography; Portrait Photography; Antiques for Fun and Profit; Basic Spanish for Travelers; Intensive Practical Spanish; Community Spanish; Basic French for Travelers; Basic Italian for Travelers; Basic Italian II for Travelers; Wood Carving I; Wood Whittling For Beginners; Perennials and Bulbs. Courses vary each semester and are held at various locations. Call for details and a brochure.SuffolkPERSONAL ENRICHMENT COURSESSUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
PERSONAL INTERESTOffers personal interest courses in a wide variety of areas. Sample course offerings include: Restore and Repair Antique Furniture; Introduction to Learning The Guitar; Healthy Harmonica; Beginning Blues Harmonica; Beginner Wine Appreciation; Explore Fine Wines; Genealogy Research; Explore The World Of Acting; Scotch 101 –Introduction To The World Of Scotch; Napa Valley Wine Jewels; Bourbon 101 – Introduction To The World Of Bourbon; Financial Aspects f A Divorce; Safe Boating Course; Coastal Navigation Course and Celestial Navigation. A Five-Part Transportation Series: The local transportation networks in New York City and Long Island, both rail and highway, have a long, fascinating, and sometimes tortured history. Through a series of illustrated lecture and discussion presentations, you will learn all about the development and evolution of these transportation systems. Presentations include: Long Island Railroad History; Before The Subways - New York’s “Els”; New York City Subway System History; Long Island Highways And Roads History And Light Rail In North America. Also offered is Nassau Community College and The Gardiner Foundation presents The Local History Institute Saturday Series for Students, Teachers, Professors, Historians And History Enthusiasts. Come immerse yourself in Long Island history! Visit key historical sites, meet local historians and scholars, and work with on-site specific projects. The Local History Institute will offer an opportunity for students to learn collections management, material culture preservation, interpretation, and public programming and engagement skills. Upon registration, participants will receive instructions regarding where to meet instructor depending on the location. Sample presentation include: Public Programming; Oral History/Material Culture; Survey/Mapping; Collections Management Interpretations/Docent/Tour. Courses vary each semester. Call for details and brochure. NassauPERSONAL INTERESTNASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFICE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND LIFELONG LEARNING
RECREATION DEPARTMENTOffers courses in: Computer, Exercise, Boating Safety, Defensive Driving, Astrology, and Stress Reduction Seminars.NassauRECREATION DEPARTMENTISLAND PARK UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH-SPEAKERS BUREAUProvides programs on reproductive health issues and related topics. Promotion of health and prevention of teenage pregnancy are its goal. Programs are prepared by health professionals. Topics include anatomy and physiology of the reproductive health system, dating relationships, decision making, female and male reproductive health, fetal alcohol syndrome, HIV/AIDS education, human growth and development, parent child communication, parenting myths and realities, parenting skills for parents and grandparents, pre-conception education, puberty education, reproductive health choices, self esteem, sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse in pregnancy, teenage pregnancy-myths and realities, and women's health issues. Program available to community groups, schools, and health centers.SuffolkREPRODUCTIVE HEALTH-SPEAKERS BUREAUSUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES-DIVISION OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE-HEALTH EDUCATION
SELF IMPROVEMENTOffers self-improvement courses such as: How to Heal The Gut, Thyroid And Immune Axis With Chinese Medicine And Diet; Self-Care Acupressure for Anxiety And Insomnia; May I Have Your Attention Please?; Heal Old Hurts And Get On With Your Life!; The Art of Dis-Stress Management and The Five Pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Courses vary each semester. Call for more detailed information.NassauSELF IMPROVEMENTNASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFICE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND LIFELONG LEARNING
SENIOR CITIZENSOffers Suffolk County residents 60 years of age or older the ability to attend credit-bearing courses on a space available basis without paying tuition. Please note, however, that senior citizens are expected to pay required college fees. In addition, Senior citizens enrolling in a physical education, internship, cooperative education or field placement course/program are required to pay a non-refundable Accident Insurance Fee. Those who attend courses through this program do not receive academic credit but have an opportunity to develop their personal and professional interests by attending the classes as audit students. It should be understood that no grades can be earned or recorded for participation in these courses. The College cannot extend this opportunity to attend courses on a space available basis to senior citizens registering for non-credit courses, since the latter must be financially self-supporting. Each semester a special registration time is set aside for senior citizens who wish to avail themselves of this program. Additional information may be obtained by calling the campus Registrar's Office. Senior citizens are also invited to attend the theatre productions, concerts, art exhibits and lectures sponsored by the College. Most events have no admission charge, although tickets may be required.SuffolkSENIOR CITIZENSSUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SENIOR RECREATION PROGRAMSProvides seniors with general computing classes, walking club, country line dancing, chair yoga, craft classes, photography classes, exercise programs, blood pressure screening, knitting and crocheting circle, trips, and more.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-SENIOR SERVICESTOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON
SISTER MARY CELESTE BECK AUDITING SERIESOffers courses in cooperation with the Communication Arts, English, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and Theology Departments at Molloy College. Participation of the community in these courses are welcomed and the cost is $50 per course. Courses are for the entire semester. The student is exposed to 45 clock hours of instruction and lecture. The student will not receive college credit for the course(s). Sample course offerings include: Literature In The Digital Age; Chaucer; Prose And Poetry Of The Romantic Period and African American Literature From 18th Century To 1940. Courses vary each semester. Call for more information.NassauSISTER MARY CELESTE BECK AUDITING SERIESMOLLOY COLLEGE-DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
SMALL ENGINE REPAIROffers a course in Small Engine Repair: 2 or 4 Stroke. Courses vary each semester. Call for details and a brochure. SuffolkSMALL ENGINE REPAIRWILSON TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER
WEEKEND COLLEGEOffers adults the advantage and convenience of Weekend College to upgrade their skills, pursue a degree and enrich their lives. Students can take a class on a Friday night or a couple classes on Saturday and Sunday and before you know it, you’ll have earned an AA or AS degree. You’ll have access to more than 150 courses and many of the same degree programs we offer during weekdays and nights from liberal arts and accounting to business administration and criminal justice. Through Weekend College, a student may complete any of the following degree or certificate programs: AA or AS degree in Liberal Arts; AS degree in Accounting; AS degree in Business Administration; AS degree in Criminal Justice; Certificate in Paralegal Studies and HS Equivalency. Our Weekend College can also help you gain entrance into our exceptional nursing and allied health sciences programs—or jump-start your career in administrative business technology, interior or apparel design, or computer repair technology. You may also take distance education/online courses in nearly every subject. Call for more detailed information.NassauWEEKEND COLLEGENASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
YOUTH DEVELOPMENTProvides free effective individual, family and group support counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families. The group counseling services consist of parenting classes and social skills .Tho other youth development services provided include academic support and various creative arts services (ages 5-11). On site child care available. Call for more information.NassauYOUTH DEVELOPMENTH.E.L.P. SERVICES, INC.

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