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April 3 - June 9

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Bridges to Shoreline

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Computing & Technology

Email: Outlook™ Essentials

Looking for entry level office work? Most business and service provider offices are networked with Outlook. This is an essential class for those of any age preparing for work as an assistant in administration, human resources, lab work, or starting a business. Topics: An overview of email components, an introduction to Outlook 2013, composing and organizing messages, setting up and managing contacts and to-do lists, scheduling appointments, and organizing meetings. Note: Getting Started with Computers, or at least six months of keyboard and mouse experience recommended.

Textbook:  FastCourse Outlook 2013
Item Number: 1-59136-512-0 ; 
Labyrinth Learning Publishers, ISBN 978-1-59136-512-9

Purchase book from:  

Or visit the UW Bookstore:
4328 University Way
Seattle, WA  98105

4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesdays
5/10 - 5/31/17 | Four sessions | Item 6903
Building 1300, Room 1308 
Instructor: Berkley, W | P-CMP 101

Getting Started with Computers

For many of us the mere thought of learning the basics of computer use can be uncomfortable, even overwhelming.
This is a beginning level class designed to help you overcome these common anxieties, and get you emailing, researching, and working right away! Achieve a range of basics and practical applications for personal or business use. Topics include:  Overview of PC hardware and software concepts, Windows 10, word processing and spreadsheets, printing and  Internet browsing, email use, and computer and Internet safety. 
No previous experience required. This course is PC only!

Textbook:  Welcome to Computer Basics: Windows 10 & Office Online
Item: 1-59136-791-3
Labyrinth Learning Publishers, ISBN 978-159136-791-8

Purchase book from:  

Or visit the UW Bookstore:
4328 University Way
Seattle, WA  98105

For assistance, please call: 206-634-3400 x331

4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesdays
4/5 - 5/3/17 | Five sessions | Item 6904
Building 1300, Room 1308 
Instructor: Berkley, W | P-CMP 140 

Design & Publish Your Home Business Website

Students will design a basic, fully-finished, business site starting from scratch using Wordpress. Pick and purchase a domain. Set up hosting, install Wordpress and a theme.  Add content and set up your site! Upon completion of a basic Wordpress website, you will learn how to market it on social media.  Requirements:
Registration with Hostgator. Plan on investing approximately $100 for a year of hosting, domain registration, and other incidental costs of maintaining a website.

10:00am - 1:00pm Saturdays
6/3 - 6/10/17 | Two sessions | Item 6921
Building 1300, Room 1308
Instructor: TBA|  P-CMP 103 

QuickBooks:™ A Serious Introduction for General Use & Payroll

Get started with this valuable accounting software that is used by more than 80% of small to mid-sized businesses. You will learn the basics of how QuickBooks can aid you in performing daily, weekly, and monthly bookkeeping and accounting operations for a business. This one fills up fast, so register early!  Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment and working with a mouse and keyboard. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Thursdays
4/20 - 5/11/17 | Four sessions | Item 6906
Building 1300, Room 1308
Instructor: Hudson, J.R.| P-CMP 104 

Excel™ 2016 Essentials in Action!

Get the basics and beyond for creating spreadsheets. You will create, edit and format a worksheet, perform calculations, print workbook contents, filter and sort data, and work with charts. You'll learn to use the Help and other built-in tools.

And here’s the exciting part! You will apply your newly learned Excel skills in practical activities, such as creating a household budget, creating a household inventory, etc.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment, or Getting Started with Computers, or Integrated, Self-Paced Computer Lab. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class. Word experience is helpful but not required.
This course is not recommended for Mac users.


  1. Logical Operations Choice: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 1
    Course Number 091055S (Rev 3.0), ISBN: 1424625718.
  1. Logical Operations Choice: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 2
    Course Number 091056S (Rev 1.1) ISBN: 1424625815

Or visit: UW Bookstore,:
4328 University Way, Seattle, WA  98105.
For assistance, please call: 206-634-3400 x331.

6:00-9:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays 
4/26- 5/22/17 | Seven sessions | Item 6909
Building 1400, Room 1401
Instructor:  Aldrich, M. | P-CMP 150 
(Note: There is no class meeting on Monday, May1)

Microsoft Office™ Essentials

Virtually any office position will require at least some experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ready to get started? Come to a self-paced laboratory environment and work in the company of other job seekers. Learn and practice these programs:

  • Outlook: Set up contact lists. Save email drafts. Link keywords in email messages to websites, maps, and photos. Customize your email messages with your own signature.
  • Word: Set up and save documents. Organize files and folders. Learn mail merging.
  • Excel: Get the basics of data creation. Customize slide shows. A coach will help you navigate the software and help menus.
  • PowerPoint: Insert pictures onto slides. Create text blocks and shapes. Add depth and dimension to text and photos. Produce a slide show. 

This four-week course will prepare you for most any office environment, with all the one-on-one guidance you will need. It's also a great prerequisite to our singularly focused Microsoft application courses. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows environment and working with a mouse and keyboard. A memory stick or thumb drive is required for this class.

4:00-7:00pm TWTh
5/9- 6/1/17 | 12 sessions | Item 6907
Building 1300, Room 1302
Instructor: Bowen, K. | P-CMP 114

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Mind, Body & Nature

True Nature Qigong

Instructor Rebecca Gould describes Qigong (CHEE-gong) as "Meditation in Motion." You will learn to synchronize breath, posture and intention to clear, energize and balance your energies. This allows energy to flow more freely. Qigong can increase your state of well-being, provide more clarity and strength.  No experience is required for this class. The exercises are slow moving and can be modified to meet the needs of each person's physical needs. 

6:00—7:30pm Wednesdays
4/5 - 5/10/17 | Six sessions | Item 6956
Building 3000, Room 3002
Instructor:  Gould, R | P-SKL 132 

Mindfulness Meditation

Mind Body Awareness Meditation with Vishaka Smith Ph.D, builds confidence and will bring more clarity to your life and goals. Students will be provided with several different types of guided meditations and strategies to incorporate into their lives beyond their sitting meditation. These practices will help them to be more effective, healthy, happy and successful! Suitable for new and seasoned practitioners of meditation.

10:00—11:30am Saturdays
4/8 - 5/13/17 | Six sessions | Item 6955
Building 3000, Room 3002
Instructor:  Smith, V. | P-SKL 110 

Birding for Beginners

Introduced Spring 2016, this class went full capacity!
Students will learn field identification skills and the natural history of birds in the Pacific Northwest through indoor lectures and field trips. This class will prepare students to enjoy a rewarding hobby in bird watching, meet and network with other birders, and provide foundational skills for a career in wildlife management. Please bring binoculars.
And sign up soon, this will probably fill up!

8:00-10:00am Saturdays
5/6 - 5/20/17 | Three Sessions | Item 6999
Building 1100, Room 1102
Instructor: Toutonghi, H.| P-SKL 131

PAIN: Therapies and Treatment

Avoid the opioid solution.
We all know where that can lead.
A new offering by Ariele Huff, this workshop offers a buffet of useful remedies and methods for students to try. Even if you've failed to find adequate pain management techniques in the past, these are some amazing and easy strategies rooted in traditional medicine and alternative healing systems.

10:00am - 2:00pm Saturday
6/3/17 | One session | Item 6981
Building 1400, Room 1401

Instructor:  Huff, Ariele| CEHLT 301 

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Financial Management & Success

Start Your Side Hustle!

Paula Ward, MBA, will share simple low-cost methods for launching a business, easy ways to test ideas, simple, focused marketing strategies and more. There will be time for questions and participants will take home a list of action steps.

A small business can be full-time or part-time and be a way to generate income, pursue a passion and stay connected to the community.

9:00am - 12:00pm Saturdays
5/6 - 5/13/17 | Two sessions | Item 1821
Building 1400, Room 1401
Instructor: Ward, P. | P-BUS 200 

Success! Buy and Sell on the Internet

Learn how to create eBay, Amazon, and other seller accounts, create successful listings, load pictures, and accept credit card payment with PayPal. The course covers selling tips, tricks and traps, market analyses, and best ways to determine shipping costs. Also, discover where to get free shipping supplies, how to print shipping labels from your home computer, and get free home pickup. Please have at least a year experience navigating the web and a functional home operating system. A home printer/scanner is an added advantage, but not necessary. Lecture only.

6:00-900pm Wednesdays
5/17 - 5/24/17 | Two sessions | Item 6916 
Building 1300, Room 1305
Instructor: TBA | P-BUS 101 

You're in Charge: PODs, Blogs, & eBooks

Published? You? You bet! 
Learn about digital publishing (blogs, PODs, and eBooks). Digital tips help students spend little, earn well.

Goals/Objectives: At the end of the workshop the student will:

  • Recognize several current ways to publish work: PODs, blogs, e-books, and e-zines.
  • Have the necessary links and e-addresses to connect with PODs, blogs, e-books,
    and e-zines.
  • Know the basics of creating Indie book projects.
  • Understand the pros and cons of publishing choices, including traditional—publishing houses and agents.
  • Have marketing strategies for Indie projects—how to get “free ink” and placement at local venues and on radio, television, You Tube, etc.

10:00am-2:00pm Saturday
5/20/17 | One session | Item 6912
Building 1400, Room 1401
Instructor:  Huff, A. | P-SKL 101

Get Rich, Stay Rich!

Make money your friend and servant. This workshop is a step-by-step guide to bettering your life and your circumstances: 
A money makeover! Wealth is within your grasp. Participants will leave with increased confidence and wealth awareness, a game plan, a treasure map, and step-by-step guidance, which has helped many become wealthy.

10:00am-2:00pm Saturday
6/10/17 | One session | | Item 6925
Building 1400, Room 1402
Instructor:  Huff, A. | P-SKL 106 

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Shoreline Concert Band

Perform a variety of high quality literature including many of the favorite band compositions of the past, to original compositions written for the Shoreline Concert Band. The collective goal of this group is to provide enjoyable, high quality concerts to the community it serves. We are always seeking new members. Concert Band also offers community members the same opportunity without needing to enroll for college credits. 

The Shoreline Concert Band operates on the calendar of the college with a major concert scheduled during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. The band plays three concerts a year, performs at SCC Graduation, and goes on tour once a year. Every concert features a guest ensemble and/or soloist. Each year, a member of the President's Own U. S. Marine Band appears with the band as a guest soloist.

For more information about joining this group or to book the band for a performance, please contact Ken Noreen at
206-227-3842 or email

7:00 - 9:30pm Mondays
(Band does not meet on Monday, May 29)
 4/3 - 6/12/17 | Ten sessions | Item 5682
Building 800, Room 818
Instructor:  Noreen, K. | CMUS 140 
Consistent attendance is required!


Private Instruction Music Lessons

Voice • Guitar • Piano • Drums & Percussion • Brass & Woodwinds • Production

Shoreline Continuing Education now offers private instruction music lessons from our faculty at the SCC Music Building (Building 800). Lessons are offered in piano, voice, guitar, bass, percussion, brass and woodwinds.

Ten lessons of 30 minutes each are offered throughout the academic year.
These weekly lessons are arranged between student and teacher, with a consistent agreed upon day and time.  

Students study technique, sight-reading, rhythm, literature, and artistry, always at their own level, beginner through advanced.  Beginning pianists and singers are encouraged to take the class piano and class voice courses at the college to gain some experience before private instruction lessons, but some beginners will be accepted for lessons when space is available.

Tuition for 10, 30-minute lessons for all disciplines: $399 + $5 tuning fee for piano lessons. 

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Enrolling is easy:

  1. Register and pay tuition: Please contact Ron Carnell: (206) 533-6706
  2. Arrange your meeting days, times, and classroom with your instructor.


Voice with Meg Stecker-Thorsen | Item 6510 (206) 546-4617
Morning and afternoon weekly lesson times, Mondays through Thursdays. 
Please contact instructor for more information about available time slots.

Guitar with Andy Ferguson | Item 6511 (425) 941-5327

Piano with Helena Azevedo, Charles Enlow, Jensina Oliver | 6512

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Helena Azevedo: 533-6608
Charles Enlow: (206) 546-4524
Jensina Oliver: (206) 546-4618

Drums and Percussion with Don Dietrich and Karl Fagerstrom | 6514 (206) 782-3942 (206) 792-6837

Brass & Woodwinds with Doug Reid and Jeff Kashiwa | Item 6513 (206) 546-4759 (206) 533-6669 


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Although it happens infrequently, there is a possibility that times, dates, and classroom locations may change. For the most current information on Bridges to Shoreline and other SCC Continuing Ed courses, please visit this web page, or call 206-533-6706.