Continuing Education offers community wealth of learning opportunities for spring
Posted on: Jan 10, 2012 1:00:00 AM
Contact: Della Elliott, email@example.com, (619) 644-7690
EL CAJON -- From growing wine grapes to
solar panel installation training, there’s still time to register for a rich
selection of spring courses offered to the public by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Community College District’s Continuing Education program.
These noncredit, ungraded classes
offer affordable opportunities to pick up or update job skills or to learn
about topics that have always piqued your interest. Classes are held at
Cuyamaca or Grossmont colleges and at
various locations throughout East County.
Topics for the classes range from
complying with workplace safety regulations and better serving business
customers to lighter topics such as learning about growing wine grapes. A
sampling of the classes includes:
- A beginning and advanced course
for attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants or anyone interested in the legal
profession offers hands-on training with TrialDirector,trial
presentation software that assists in organizing exhibits and depositions,
preparing cases for trial, and enhancing case presentations The beginning
course is offered from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, with an advanced
course offered at the same time the following Saturday. Both courses offer four
hours each of continuing legal education credit through the Foothills Bar
- A Business Solutions Academy, a
series of classes co-sponsored by the college district and the San Diego East
County Chamber of Commerce, is designed to teach East County business owners
how to better serve their customers and improve their company image. Classes
will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, and Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at the chamber offices, 201 S. Magnolia Ave. in El Cajon.
- Classes for businesses requiring
compliance with federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) regulations, as well as federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
regulations. They include a 40-hour course on hazardous waste management,
emergency responses, and site cleanup. The Hazardous Waste Operator and
Emergency Response (Hazwoper) course is offered Mondays through Fridays or
Fridays and Saturdays starting Feb. 6. An eight-hour Hazwoper refresher course
is also available for businesses seeking to maintain their annual OSHA
- An introductory class in solar
photovoltaic installation – electricity-producing rooftop panels for
residential or commercial buildings – combines academic and hands-on experience
for a career in the solar electric PV industry. Beginning with the fundamentals
of photovoltaics, solar radiation, site surveys, and system components, the
student will learn the foundation and terms used in the field. The classes meet
from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday March 6-April 26.
On a lighter note, a course on
the basics of growing wine grapes is offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays from Jan.
23-March 12, covering grape varieties, parts of the vine, rootstock, climate,
geology, the seasonal cycle from bloom to winter dormancy, trellising and
pruning, and vineyard practices for high-quality grapes.
- If your thirst for wine wisdom
remains unquenched, a course on the wines of the world is offered 6-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 23-March 12. Learn about the different wines and regions of
France, Italy, Spain and more, and what the U.S. label law entails. Impress
fellow diners the next time you chat with your waiter about a great cabernet or
pinot noir from 12 different California regions and the Willamette Valley in
For more information and a fee
schedule for Continuing Education offerings, go to www.cuyamaca.edu/preview .