Are online community education classes any fun? Yes! Peninsula College Community Education is earning an “A” average on exit surveys asking about overall satisfaction, instructor quality, and class value despite its remote format.
Peninsula College’s Community Education program, which was on hiatus for a few years, has been giving people a social outlet during the pandemic. Students expressed in the surveys how enjoyable it was connecting with others in a digital environment.
“It is a great way to connect with other adults in Port Townsend and beyond and to help each other learn in a positive and encouraging environment,” said Mary-Ashley Medeiros, who completed a Spanish class. Laura Dubois, who took a class about wine, enjoyed doing something “new and different” with her spare time. “I especially appreciated this break during the pandemic," she said.
PC's Community Ed program currently has 21 courses listed, with topics ranging from introductory language classes in Norwegian and Spanish, to sea glass , to urban homesteading. The program is eager to hear class ideas from the community. Topics of interest may be submitted through the mailing list form, and anyone interested in teaching for Community Ed is encouraged to fill out a course proposal form. Both forms, as well a link to course listings, may be found at www.pencol.edu/CE.
The cost of classes and lectures offered by the Community Ed range from $39 to $195, with the exception of an upcoming CDL Training Course, which costs $5,499.
Commercial Driver License Training Course
Flagger Certification Training Course
Culture and Special Interest:
Great Directors in Film: David Lynch
Culinary Cultural Traditions
Increase Your Wine Knowledge with the Experts
The Sea Glass Journey: History, Rarities, Pirates, and Mermaids
The Grief Recovery Method
Art and Leisure:
Acting for the Camera
Introduction to Ceramics: Hand Building
Lunchtime Guitar (Beginners)
Home and Garden:
Sustainable Agriculture: Permaculture Design
Your Best Art Business
eBook Design and Publishing
Learn How to Wet Felt a Sculptural Vessel
Learn How to Wet Felt a Scarf
Life in Company Towns
Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and the Cascadia Megathrust Quake
For course listings and descriptions, visit www.pencol.edu/CE