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    • Weekend Workshops

      As part of the U.S. Department of State’s Au Pair Cultural Exchange Program regulations, au pairs are required to complete at least 72 hours of continuing education courses at an accredited post-secondary institution during their program year. This educational requirement provides a fantastic way for au pairs to pursue educational interests, meet new people, and experience an important aspect of American culture. HCCC’s Continuing Education has partnered with “Classroom Au Pair” to offer a series of weekend classes specifically designed for the busy lifestyle and schedule of au pairs. Each weekend program accounts for 36 hours. HCCC’s experienced instructors provide au pairs with transformative learning experience that are interesting, engaging and fun. Courses include both in-class and homework assignments. Au pairs will receive a certificate of complete at the end of their programs.

      All classes are also open to the general public.

      For more information, please email cfarrell@hccc.edu or call 201-360-4262.

       

      CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19
      Some of our March and April classes have been canceled and rescheduled, while others have been transferred ONLINE. We will also be adding new ONLINE classes for April and May. Before registering for any NEWLY ADDED ONLINE CLASSES, please check with your LCC/Coordinator/Area Director whether they will be approved by your agency!

       

      ONLINE CLASSES FOR APRIL, MAY & JUNE


      American Law through Popular Culture


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      The purpose of this course is to enrich your American experience by learning about the American legal system and laws. America has a rich legal history and legal customs that guide Americans every day. It unites Americans, but also separates them. As with any country, its laws on issues like speech, privacy, voting and equality, to name a few, deeply influence common day interactions, debates and decisions. You have likely already interacted with or been influenced by the American legal system, but you may not recognize it yet. This course aims to introduce you to the American legal system so that you can recognize its influences on you and the communities around you. Once you can do that, your experience here will be richer and more genuine.

      American popular culture offers wonderful opportunities through movies, fashion, music and sports to learn about American laws. In many ways popular culture communicates ideas and issues in ways that everyone can understand. That is why popular culture is a great tool to use when teaching about the law. In this course we will use examples in popular culture to explore various legal topics. As we investigate each example we will naturally come to understand its influence on American society.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments and posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded in a shared folder on Google Classroom, and you will be able to download your certificate. If you need your certificate earlier, before class end date, you MUST let us know at least 1 week in advance. You can receive your certificate as early as 1 week after class has started, as long as you complete all required assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.
      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Saturday 11:00 – 11:40 AM ET
      Sunday 5:00 – 5:40 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      May 30 - 31, 2020
      Zoom meeting on Sat May 30 & Sun May 31 only | CLASS END DATE: June 28, 2020


      June 27 - 28, 2020
      Zoom meetings on Sat June 27 & Sun June 28 only | CLASS END DATE: July 26, 2020

       

       


      American Studies: A Look at Culture and Society


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Have you ever heard someone say they’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse? What about saying something’s American as apple pie? What’s the difference between college and university and how does it work? What is country music? Lacrosse? Super Bowl? Do cowboys and Indians still exist? Why is the month written first when writing dates? It might seem out of order. Why do people often get sued? How is the government structured? Why do so many people seem to love Donald Trump while so many others seem to hate him?

      In this course you’ll learn the answers to these and many other questions. You’ll learn a little bit of everything about American Culture and Society – including customs, sayings, traditions, holidays, music, history, politics and law. There will be opportunities to share your experience with and surprises of American Culture as well as to ask questions. You will read, watch, and listen to an assortment of views about what it means to be American, and how this notion has evolved and continues to change.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, videos and assignments posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.
      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 6:40 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      May 30 - 31, 2020
      Zoom meeting on Sat May 30 & Sun May 31 only | CLASS END DATE: June 28, 2020


      June 27 - 28, 2020
      Zoom meetings on Sat June 27 & Sun June 28 only | CLASS END DATE: July 26, 2020

       

       


      Creating a Career Plan


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      What are your plans after you finish your au pair program? Where do you see yourself in the future? No matter where you are on your professional journey, careful planning will help you reach your goals. This course will allow you to map out the early stages of a career, by examining your interests, skills, and experience through self-assessment.
      You will learn how to make the most of your strengths and talents, how to write a winning CV and how to interview well, in order to land that dream job. You’ll receive valuable guidance based on practical suggestions, theoretical models and current market needs.
      You will be guided through the process by creating a strong career profile you can use to chart future growth. By taking this course, you will gain an appreciation that career planning and management is an ongoing, rewarding process.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.
      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 25 - 26, 2020


      May 30 - 31, 2020

       

       


      Creativity: Ideas & Innovation


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Creative thinking and innovation are important in both our personal and professional lives. We are constantly in need of new and better ideas. However, many people feel that they are lacking in creativity and that they are either born with it or not. This is simply not true. Creativity can be taught!
      What most of us do not realize is that we are creative on a daily basis, whether it’s picking out what clothes to wear in the morning or stretching a tight budget at work. While these tasks may not normally be associated with creativity, there is a great deal of creativity involved to get those jobs done. While some people seem to be simply bursting with creativity, others find it a struggle to think outside the box. If you fall into the latter category, it is important to understand that boosting your creative and innovative abilities takes practice. Recognizing and developing your own creative potential is a process. Through a mixture of motivating videos, engaging readings and assignments, and fun group work, this course will help you recognize, develop and act upon the creativity that you already possess.

      You will learn how to:
         •   Identify the difference between creativity and innovation
         •   Recognize the creativity in yourself and others
         •   Build your own creative environment
         •   Apply problem-solving steps and tools
         •   Use individual and group techniques to help generate creative ideas
         •   Implement and evaluate creative ideas

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      This class will consist of readings, assignments, group discussions and zoom sessions. The course syllabus and all assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Please make sure you sign up for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory. If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.
      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 18 - 19, 2020


      May 9 - 10, 2020


      June 13 - 14, 2020 | **ONLINE**
      Zoom meetings on Sat June 13 & Sun June 14 only | CLASS END DATE: July 12, 2020

       

       


      Drawing Explorations


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Explore materials, concepts and techniques of drawing in this introductory studio course. Observational and experimental approaches to drawing will be taught, with a focus on elements of composition. Students will explore line, value, texture, pattern and proportion. We will draw from still lives, explore portraiture (host families and self portraits) and work both from life and from manipulated photographs. Students will be exposed to historical and contemporary approaches to drawing and study museum collections and artist interviews. We’ll complete our weekend with a group discussion of each student’s process and work.

      Drawings will be black and white and simple drawing tools (pencil, ball point pen and marker or crayon and paper (sketchbook preferred, but regular printing paper ok) will be required.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). You will also use Slack for group discussions. All of these platforms are free and easy to use. The course syllabus and all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. The group assignments will also be posted on Slack, where it is easy to communicate as a group. All of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to answer a question or prepare a little bit before the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded to Google Classroom, after last day of class, and you will be able to download it. If you need your certificate earlier, please indicate it during registration. Please note: The earliest you can get your certificates is one week after class has started and you put complete all assignments and give the instructor a few days to check them.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work on your assignments whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 10:00 – 11.30 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 6:40 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits) | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      June 20 - 21 START DATE | CLASS END DATE: July 19, 2020 | Zoom meetings on Sat June 20 & Sun June 21 only

       

       


      English Skills for Real Life Situations


      Offered through Hudson County Community College

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Topics in this class will include:
      Conversational English – use what you know to hold a conversation in English. Practice with other students; develop your word and sentence level literacy, pronunciation, and basic conversation skills.
      Writing effectively – learn to write in English. Develop well-structured sentences and paragraphs. Construct a five-paragraph essay by the end of the class. (Useful for completing Praxis and TOEFL exams.)
      Mastering the American Accent – express yourself with clarity, confidence, and accuracy. Perfect vowel and problematic consonant sounds. By learning how to stress syllables and link words correctly, students will achieve a more American-sounding speech.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). You will also use Slack for group discussions. All of these platforms are free and easy to use. The course syllabus and all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. The group assignments will also be posted on Slack, where it is easy to communicate as a group. All of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      Due to the nature of this course, this class is slightly different than our other classes and will have mandatory zoom sessions every weekend for 4 weeks. Please see the sessions below.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the final class. For this class, you CANNOT receive the course completion certificate sooner. You will receive it after the class concludes on May 17, 2020.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work on your assignments whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Every Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM ET (MAY 23rd CLASS)
      Every Saturday 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM ET (MAY 30th CLASS)
      Every Sunday 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM ET (MAY 23rd CLASS)
      Every Sunday 6:00 PM – 6:40 PM ET (MAY 30th CLASS)

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 25 - 26, 2020 (4 weekends)


      May 23 - 24, 2020 (Class runs 4 weeks, with zooms every weekend)


      May 30 - 31, 2020 (Class runs 4 weeks, with zooms every weekend)

       

       


      Exploring Digital Photography


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
      **DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS CLASS, ONE MORE ZOOM SESSION MAY BE SCHEDULED.

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      This course is for anyone with or without experience in photography, interested in improving their skills in digital photography using any digital camera or phone. We will explore the concept of exposure, color balance, and composition. We will also look into shooting macro (close up) photography, portraits of those near you (host family or other) and also explore self- portraits. You will shoot close up of objects with the emphasis on lighting and abstraction. You will shoot a story of your day. We will also focus on still photography and basic editing and retouching techniques. For some assignments you will be able to use pictures taken earlier from past events.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)


      April 18 - 19, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      May 2 - 3, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      May 16 - 17, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      June 13 - 14, 2020 | **ONLINE**
      Zoom meetings on Sat June 13 & Sun June 14 only | Class end date: July 12, 2020

       

       


      Event Planning, Design & Management


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      Deep dive into the world of event planning and management!
      Virtually visit NYC & NJ venues, tour and determine how to make a successful event and what types of events would work best. Learn all about the business of event production and management. Learn about the careers of event planners, designers, and managers, the skills necessary to be successful in these areas, and how to pursue a career in these fields. Explore the different types of events you can plan, the tools used to plan a successful event, all about décor, and how to incorporate these elements smoothly. Learn how to manage an event, who your partners will be, how and when to hire supporting event professionals, what happens after an event, and more!
      Let’s be remote with experiential learning and create a completely planned event! Activities will include picking an event theme, creating a color scheme, using design software to produce an event invitation, signage and menus, and creating a tablescape based on your theme.
      You will also learn how to use social media, digital marketing, and professional networks to create opportunities to produce one of a kind events!

      Learning Objectives:
         •   Understanding the event management profession as a potential future career
         •   Knowledge of business principles and best practices associated with event management
         •   Learn management and organization skills
         •   Use design to solve challenges and think outside of the box
         •   Learn about marketing and networking and how to use it to grow a business
         •   Think critically and problem solve by executing on an event project

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings and assignments posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to answer a question or prepare a little bit before the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.
      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 11:00 – 11:40 AM ET
      Saturday 12:00 – 12:40 AM ET
      Sunday 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      May 16 - 17, 2020 | **ONLINE**
      Zoom meetings on Sat May 16 & Sun May 17 only | CLASS END DATE: June 14, 2020


      June 13 - 14, 2020 | **ONLINE**
      Zoom meetings on Sat June 13 & Sun June 14 only | CLASS END DATE: July 12, 2020

       

       


      Fashion Business Management


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Fashion is about so much more than designing clothes. There are trends to predict, models to style, and brands to build. Fashion Business is also one of the hottest industries to work in, either as a designer, influencer or some other specialist. Who and what makes it so glamorous and interesting?
      If you’ve seen movies such as “The devil wears Prada” or “The Intern,” after taking this course, you will look at those movies from a completely different perspective.
      This class will teach you how business is conducted in the fashion industry. You will get an insight to industry mechanisms and fashion cycles- from the design process to sales and marketing strategies used by the biggest fashion houses. You will also learn current market trends, how to lead anything from a high-profile clothing brand to your own startup as well as get an insight to the future of the clothing industry.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)


      April 18 - 19, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      May 16 - 17, 2020 | **ONLINE**
      Zoom meetings on Sat May 16 & Sun May 17 only | CLASS END DATE: June 14, 2020


      June 20 - 21, 2020 | **ONLINE**
      Zoom meetings on Sat June 20 & Sun June 21 only | CLASS END DATE: July 19, 2020

       

       


      Filmmaking Fundamentals


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      With the advent of digital media, it is now possible for anyone to make movies. This class will introduce students to basic filmmaking ideas and tools, including producing, writing, filming, and editing, ultimately creating their own Digital Short Film. Starting with a Concept, students will learn how to translate their ideas into a Story with a Beginning, Middle, and End, crafting a 3-4 Minute Short Film Script. Using their Script as a guide, they will Film Scenes, Edit those Scenes, and present a fully realized Short Film.

      Classroom sessions will cover Techniques and Methods for each step in the process, with assignments implementing those steps using the students’ own equipment and software. Students must have access to a filming device (smart-phone or digital video camera) as well as a computer, tablet, or smartphone capable of running editing software. Each assignment will include links to free software that can assist the student in their task. Telling a story in the digital age has never been more accessible.

      After completing this class, students will have all of the tools and knowledge necessary to tell their own stories—leading to more meaningful home videos, tools for promoting a business or service, or potentially a career in the vast world of filmmaking.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). You will also use Slack for group discussions. All of these platforms are free and easy to use. The course syllabus and all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. The group assignments will also be posted on Slack, where it is easy to communicate as a group. All of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to answer a question or prepare a little bit before the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded to Google Classroom, after last day of class, and you will be able to download it. If you need your certificate earlier, please indicate it during registration. Please note: The earliest you can get your certificates is one week after class has started and you put complete all assignments and give the instructor a few days to check them.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work on your assignments whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 10:00 – 11.30 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 6:40 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits) | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      June 27 - 28 START DATE | CLASS END DATE: July 26, 2020 | Zoom meetings on Sat June 27 & Sun June 28 only

       

       


      French for Travel


      Offered through Hudson County Community College

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      French for Travel is a short course for beginners who intend to travel to a French-speaking country. You will learn to handle everyday situations on your next trip to France or Quebec, through interactive lessons, practice sheets, audio practice and so much more. The course will emphasize common phrases and travel vocabulary, but will also cover many basics of the French language, and give you some insight into French customs and culture.

      What exactly will you learn?
      All the basic spoken French needed for a successful stay or holiday in a French-speaking country!
         •   Introduce yourself and ask basic questions
         •   Order food and beverages
         •   Ask for directions
         •   Ask for information about your accommodation
         •   Schedules and means of transportation
         •   Shopping!
         •   Dining out
         •   Phrases needed in an emergency
         •   Reporting an accident and other relevant phrases

      This Travel French course focuses less on the rules of grammar and more on the basics of what you need to know to make your vacation a memorable one and feel more confident in your next trip to a French speaking country.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      Due to the nature of this course, this class is slightly different than our other classes and will have mandatory zoom sessions every weekend for 4 weeks. Please see the sessions below.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the final class. For this class, you CANNOT receive the course completion certificate sooner. You will receive it after the class concludes on May 10, 2020.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work on your assignments whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturdays 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM ET
      Sundays 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      May 16 - 17, 2020 (Zoom meetings 4 weekends) | **ONLINE**

       

       


      Fundamentals of Acting: Monologue, Script Analysis & Film Critique


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Through improvisation, script analysis and the study of monologue materials, students are introduced to the fundamentals of acting and performance. The exercises and techniques that we will explore are intended to encourage spontaneity and teamwork, as well as help the actor to become more connected to their creative self. Performance is a key part of the classwork, and students will be required to work on scenes and monologues both inside and outside of classroom and with other classmates. Much of the work that we will do in class is geared toward creating a state in which the actor feels relaxed, ready and free to create. Whether students decide to use this class as the first step in a lifelong journey in performance or to be a more present and enriched spectator, this class is intended to reach both.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded to Google Classroom in a shared folder after class has concluded, and you will be able to download your certificate. If you have a deadline and need your certificate earlier, you MUST let us know at least 1 WEEK in advance. You may receive your certificate as early as 1 week after class has started, as long as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday June 6 & June 13: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)


      May 2 - 3, 2020


      June 6, 2020 | (Zoom meetings on Sat June 6 & Sun June 13 only)
      Class end date: July 5, 2020

       

       


      Intro to Creative Writing


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Do you feel stuck or unable to start or continue writing? Does the blank page or screen taunt you? Don’t know where to begin? Then take this hands-on workshop to begin your writer’s journey and get out of that writing rut!

      Breaking the Myths:
      Always wanted to write but couldn’t find the time? Used to write at some point but stopped? Have written all along but haven’t been published? Through a series of writing exercises share your life experiences in written-form for others to read and enjoy.

      Feel the Fear and Write It Anyway:
      Understand what is behind writer’s block and how to get past it through prompts and exercises.

      Writers are Voyeurs and Eavesdroppers: The surprising places that one can get inspiration for creative writing.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)


      May 2 - 3, 2020


      June 6 - 7, 2020 | (Zoom meetings on Sat June 6 & Sun June 7 only)
      Class end date: July 5, 2020

       

       


      Journalism: Writing the News and Building Media Literacy


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      In this engaging online class, students will learn how to write news stories, opinion pieces and feature stories. We’re bombarded with media, from mainstream newspapers to Tik Tok and Instagram, but what makes a reader stay all the way through an article or even a Twitter post? In this class you will learn how to make people want to read what you write. We will also look at how to distinguish between fact and fiction in reporting. Fake news is a real thing, but it may not always look like what you think.

      With online sessions and independent work, students will learn how to craft a basic news story, From a lead, to a nutgraph, to using quotes from sources. We will turn press releases into stories and figure out how to find news and brainstorm story ideas. For opinion pieces, we will study Op/Ed pages and blogs; how can we express an opinion that others will care about enough to read– even if they don’t agree with it? Feature stories cover a wide range of articles, from covering arts and entertainment to profiling an interesting person in your community.

      Can you tell the difference between sponsored content and journalism? We will learn how to recognize bias, spin, misinformation and lies.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few short, 40-minute lecture sessions on Zoom. Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. The course syllabus and all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.
      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET.
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET.
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET.

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 11 - 12, 2020


      May 9 - 10, 2020

       

       


      IMC: Advertising, Public Relations & Marketing


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) has become very relevant in today’s cut throat competitive environment. What is the secret to marketing success?

      This class provides an introduction to basic marketing concepts and methods in a digital world. You will learn and apply the IMC planning process and gain understanding in how organizations conduct marketing decision-making. You will be familiarized with IMC terminology, concepts and strategies. Primary emphasis is placed on a consumer orientation, branding, market segmentation and positioning, measurement and the marketing mix variables of product, price, and distribution. You will develop an understanding of marketing practice through readings, and assignments. The course also develops your ability to think analytically and strategically in addressing marketing problems through a series of case studies.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few short, 40-minute lecture sessions on Zoom. Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. The course syllabus and all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM EST.
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM EST.
      Sunday 6:00 – 6:40 PM EST.

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 25 - 26, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      May 16 - 17, 2020 | **ONLINE**
      Zoom meeting on Sat May 16 & Sun May 17 only | CLASS END DATE: June 14, 2020


      June 20 - 21, 2020 | **ONLINE**
      Zoom meetings on Sat June 20 & Sun June 21 only | CLASS END DATE: July 19, 2020

       

       


      Podcasting and YouTube Media Master Class


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Podcasts have become increasing popular over the past several years and is a medium that is reaching avid listeners all around the world. YouTube is a platform that garners millions of viewers each day. Imagine combining both audio and video to widen your reach and build a loyal following. If you are positioning yourself to become an industry leader, have a message that will inspire, educate or entertain, or you’re looking for a fun new hobby, both the podcasting and YouTube platforms could be the perfect way to amplify your unique message.
      In this course we will cover the benefits of both platforms and get practical tips including developing a show concept, finding your ideal listener/viewer, creating compelling content, essential gear, how and where to record your episodes, and basic editing tips. You will also learn how to launch podcast and YouTube channel so that you can share your message with the world.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory. If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.
      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 11 - 12, 2020


      May 2 - 3, 2020


      June 20 - 21, 2020 | **ONLINE**
      Zoom meetings on Sat June 20 & Sun June 21 only | CLASS END DATE: July 19, 2020

       

       


      Skin Care In Your 20s: Understanding & Managing It


      Offered through Hudson County Community College

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Esthetics and dermatology, also simply known as Skin Care, is in fact a science. Deciphering strange ingredients on the backs of bottles can be overwhelming—and consulting with a dermatologist or esthetician is the best way to be sure you’re doing what’s right for the skin you’re in—but understanding the structure of skin, how these products work, and the chemistry behind them can help you navigate the available options on your own.
      This class will teach you how to understand the chemistry in products, how nutrition affects your skin, how to build a skin care routine, to cleanse properly, to choose the right moisturizer, why using an SPF is so important and how to naturally manage problems that you may experience with your own skin.
      The power of healthy and glowing skin is so much more than skin deep. When you feel wonderful about your skin, you unlock confidence, courage and overall well-being. Glowing skin is a beautiful first impression. Remember, there’s never a chance to make a second “first impression,” so let’s make sure you’re glowing. This class will teach you the science of skin, the ingredients that skincare products contain, the fundamental steps to daily skin care and how to achieve healthy, youthful looking skin.
      The first thing we see when meeting someone is actually skin. In these times, where every picture is photoshopped and all imperfections are erased, where the self care and outer beauty is so important, where there is a lot of stress, busy lifestyles and too little time to choose the right products – we need guidance.
      Your 20s is the perfect time to start caring for your skin, developing a regular skincare routine and taking care of the largest organ of the body – skin!

      Learning Objectives
      At the conclusion of this class, you will be able to:
         •   Describe the structure and function of skin cells
         •   List facts about the biggest organ of the body, which is skin
         •   Examine and assess your own skin, including skin tone, complexion and skin problems
         •   Develop solutions on how to improve your skin and how to achieve healthy and youthful looking skin
         •   Identify natural and chemical ingredients in skin care products and determine whether they are good or bad for your skin
         •   Define skin care terminology like dermis, keratinocytes, hydroquinone, etc.
         •   Describe how nutrition, cigarettes, lack of sleep and stress affect the skin
         •   Summarize the importance of a consistent Skin Care routine

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 18 - 19, 2020


      May 2 - 3, 2020


      June 6 - 7, 2020 | (Zoom meetings on Sat June 6 & Sun June 7 only)
      Class end date: July 5, 2020

       

       


      Social Media, Creating Content & Personal Branding


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Learn how to use social media to the fullest, craft a marketing campaign, and create your own custom graphics, video, social media, and blog content. Topics include: Know what to post across multiple social media channels, Tips and tricks to make your social media stand out from your competitors, How to use and create contests and campaigns to engage your online audience, Strategies for converting fans and followers into paying customers, How to maximize your time and budget by identifying your target audience, No cost and low cost ways to design your own social media graphics, Creative ways to make videos without any previous experience, How to know if your content is winning or bombing with your audience.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.
      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 18 - 19, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      May 2 - 3, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      May 23 - 24, 2020 | **ONLINE**


      June 20 - 21, 2020 | **ONLINE**
      Zoom meetings on Sat June 20 & Sun June 21 only | CLASS END DATE: July 19, 2020

       

       


      Stress Management: Mastering Your Emotions


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      Stress is the “psychological, physiological and behavioural response by an individual when they perceive a lack of equilibrium between the demands placed upon them and their ability to meet those demands, which, over a period of time, leads to ill-health.” (Palmer, 1989)

      This course will teach you positive psychology, including everything you need to know about emotions so you can overcome your fears and limitations and become the type of person you really want to be. Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express your emotions. You’ll learn what emotions are, how they are formed, and how you can use them for your personal growth. Whether due to recent stressful circumstances like the Coronavirus or any other trauma or daily stress, you will learn how to manage your stress level, detach from negativity and turn it into productive fuel.

      This class will teach you why you are wired to focus on negativity and what you can do to counter this effect. You’ll also discover how your beliefs impinge upon your emotions. You’ll understand the roles your body, your thoughts, your words, or your sleep, play in your life and how you can use them to change your emotions. You’ll also learn how to condition your mind to experience more positive emotions.

      We will discuss how to use your emotions as a tool for personal growth. This class is a great guide for life, how to observe emotions such as fear or depression and understand how they work. You’ll then discover how to use them to grow by creating a different pattern of behavior so you can find happiness and success in your career and personal life.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the deadline of all assignments. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete all assignments.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturday 9:00 – 9:40 AM ET
      Saturday 10:00 – 10:40 AM ET
      Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 25 - 26, 2020


      May 9 - 10, 2020


      June 13 - 14, 2020 | **ONLINE**
      Zoom meetings on Sat June 13 & Sun June 14 only | CLASS END DATE: July 12, 2020

       

       


      Travel Spanish: Understanding the Locals


      Offered through Hudson County Community College

      COURSE DESCRIPTION
      If you will be taking a trip to a Spanish speaking country then you should know at least some Spanish for your trip. This class will prepare you for the necessary Spanish you need to get by in your travels in a short period of time. Through scenario examples, you will learn essential travel phrases, and the basic vocabulary you need for your trip: greetings, directions, transport, accommodation and eating. It’s also good to know some Spanish for safety reasons. For example, some areas of Latin American countries are not suitable for tourists, so when a local tells you “No vayas en esa dirección, ¡es peligroso!” you can understand what is being said to you (“Don’t go in that direction; it’s dangerous”) and make an informed decision.

      This Travel Spanish course focuses less on the rules of grammar and more on the basics of what you need to know to make your vacation a memorable one and feel more confident in your next trip to a Spanish speaking country.

      ONLINE FORMAT
      This class will consist of readings, assignments and group discussions posted on Google Classroom and a few scheduled Zoom sessions (Zoom is a video conference app). Both of these platforms are free and easy to use. You will be invited to join Google Classroom about a week before class starts. Check your junk mailbox, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive an invitation notification to join Google Classroom. Your email has to be Google Classroom compatible, so it’s best if you use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      There is NO pre-assignment for the online class. You might however be asked by your instructor, a few days in advance, to prepare a little bit for the first zoom meeting. The course syllabus, all readings and assignments will be posted on Google Classroom before the first zoom meeting.

      You will attend the Zoom sessions by going to zoom.us and clicking “Join Meeting.” You will then enter a meeting ID number that will be provided to you. You can join via a computer, iPad or phone! We would prefer to see you, but if you do not have a camera on your computer, that’s ok. You can join via audio only. There is also an option to call in from your phone, in case your computer audio has any trouble connecting.

      Due to the nature of this course, this class is slightly different than our other classes and will have mandatory zoom sessions every weekend for 4 weeks. Please see the sessions below.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone, a few days after the final class. For this class, you CANNOT receive the course completion certificate sooner. You will receive it after the class concludes on May 10, 2020.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance during the scheduled Zoom sessions is mandatory and we will be taking attendance! If you do not attend these, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Other than the Zoom sessions, you will be free to work whenever you want, at your own pace. You will have 4 weeks to complete all course requirements.

      Zoom Sessions:
      PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE SCHEDULED IN EASTERN TIME (NYC). PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAP WHERE YOU ARE, AND MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND THE ZOOM SESSIONS ON TIME!
      Saturdays 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM ET
      Sundays 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM ET

      $250 | 36 hours | **ONLINE**
      (Tuition: $240, Registration fee: $10)

      April 18 – 19, 2020 (Zoom meetings 4 weekends)


      May 23 – 24, 2020 (Zoom meetings 4 weekends)

       

       

      IN-PERSON CLASSES
      (SOME CLASSES MAY BE POSTPONED)


      Cooking for Au Pairs


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      This class will teach you the basics of working in a kitchen, including sanitation, menu planning, shopping list with a trip to the market where you will further learn about produce and protein selection. You will also learn knife skills and how to meal plan for the week and cook ahead. You will learn to cook with latin flavors, how to make party type food as well as progressive Italian food.

      Dishes you will cook will include Angus Sliders with Bacon Jam | Roasted Shiitake Tacos with Lime Gremolata | Roasted Pear and Gouda Grilled Cheese | Bacon Cheddar Arancini | Beef Crostini with Shallot Jam and Herbed Goat Cheese | Fresh Mozzarella | Pizza Rustica | Portobello Agnolotti | Chicken and Potatoes and Maple Mascarpone Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream.

      ASSIGNMENTS
      This class will include a pre-assignment, which will be emailed to you TWO WEEKS before class, and a follow-up assignment, which must be submitted 2 weeks after class is finished. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance is mandatory both Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested and ready to participate.
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
      Sunday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

      ADDRESS:
      161 Newkirk Street
      Jersey City, NJ 07306
      If you are driving to class, there is some street parking available free of charge on certain streets (get there earlier so you can drive around and search) or there is a garage right across from the school – State Square Parking at 132 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. If you are taking the PATH train, get off at Journal Square.

       

       


      The Making of Walt Disney World


      Offered through Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      Take a class in the Happiest Place on Earth and experience some magic! This class will teach you the history and making of Walt Disney World, its influence on culture and the world around it. You will visit educational attractions in two Walt Disney World theme parks – EPCOT Center and the Magic Kingdom.

      Some of the attractions we will visit at EPCOT will include the American Adventure Pavilion – a show that presents the history of America in a way that will keep you interested and is a great introduction to the history of the US. Spaceship Earth – where you will travel in time and explore the history of communication on a ride that takes you from the Stone Age to the computer age. Soarin – where you will take flight on a breathtaking journey as you Soar over some of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights – from the Great Wall of China to Iguazu Falls in South America. This is your chance to experience the joy of hang gliding through a virtual reality! Epcot World Showcases – you will walk through the countries. It is a great way to expand your cultural diversity without the expense of traveling. You will visit the Bijutsu-kan Gallery located at the Japan Pavilion. Delve into the origin and evolution of kawaii – Japan’s “cute” culture. Then journey through ancient and modern China in the China Pavilion. You will stroll through an exhibit at the Norway Pavilion showcasing how the culture of the country influenced Disney’s Frozen. You will experience the mystique of Morocco through the unique designs of time-honored crafts at the Gallery of Arts and History in the Morocco Pavilion.

      Class will also take place at the Magic Kingdom where you will visit the Hall of Presidents and learn about all 45 of the men who have served as US Presidents. It is an audio animatronic show tracing the history of the United States. You will enjoy a ride on the Jungle Cruise where you will set sail for a high adventure on a tour of the most exotic and “dangerous” rivers in Asia, Africa and South America. You will visit Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress where you will travel through the 20th century to see how technology has improved our way of life. The Carousel of Progress was first debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair and is one of the only attractions in the park to have been personally created by Walt Disney himself, so it really is a piece of Disney history!

      Price includes:
      •   Accommodation: 2 nights at Grand Orlando Resort, 4 people in each room (shared beds)
      •   2 breakfasts
      •   2 lunches (Sat & Sun)
      •   Transportation to and from Epcot and the Magic Kingdom

      Price does NOT include:
      •   Airfare to/from Orlando, FL
      •   Transportation to hotel from airport, and to airport from hotel (Uber is approximately $35 one way)
      •   Dinners
      •   2 day pass to 2 theme parks (You must purchase your own day passes.)

      Please visit: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/admission/tickets/ Select “Parks & Tickets” then “Theme Park Tickets”. Please select “1 Park per day ticket”, then select the number of days, which is “2”. Choose the first day of your 2-day ticket: February 8, 2020. Your total should show $222.56. Lastly, Select the Number of Tickets: 1. Subtotal will be $237.03.

      ASSIGNMENTS
      This class will include a pre-assignment, which will be emailed to you TWO WEEKS before class, and a follow-up assignment, which must be submitted 2 weeks after class completed. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance is mandatory Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and these are long days. We expect you to come to class rested and ready to participate.
      Friday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Saturday 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
      Sunday 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

       

       


      The Music of NYC


      Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

      Calling all music lovers! Experience some classic American music like jazz, gospel, blues and hip-hop. You will visit the famous Brooklyn Tabernacle where you will listen to grammy-award winning gospel music, The Blue Note Jazz Club where you will hear jazz music by local performers, and hip-hop…Discover some of New York City’s music history on a tour around the city where you will cover the venues, sites and memorial of some of music’s greatest artists. Other places you will visit will include Radio City Music Hall, Moment (Museum of Music and Entertainment), Strawberry Fields, Apollo Theater and the subway station where Michael Jackson filmed his “Bad” music video!

      ASSIGNMENTS
      This class will include a pre-assignment, which will be emailed to you TWO WEEKS before class, and a follow-up assignment, which must be submitted 2 weeks after class finishes. You must complete these assignments in order to receive your course completion certificate.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance is mandatory both Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested and ready to participate.
      Saturday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Class starts on campus in Jersey City and is dismissed in NYC)
      Sunday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Class starts in NYC at a designated place and is dismissed on campus in Jersey City.)

      ADDRESS:
      161 Newkirk Street
      Jersey City, NJ 07306
      If you are driving to class, there is some street parking available free of charge on certain streets (get there earlier so you can drive around and search) or there is a garage right across from the school – State Square Parking at 132 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. If you are taking the PATH train, get off at Journal Square.



      $345 | 36 hours
      (Tuition: $285, Activity fee: $50, Registration: $10)
      $50 late registration after March 26, 2020.

       

       


      The Art of Mixology & Bartending


      Hudson County Community College

      A great hands-on learning experience for anyone looking to do something a little bit different and a lot of fun. You will learn the science and artistry of mixology or bartending, and upon successful completion of the course, you will not only receive a course completion certificate from us, but also a bartending certification from Bar Academy 101! While your J-1 status does not allow you to work in a restaurant or bar in the US, you will learn valuable knowledge that you can bring back with you to your home country, along with your bartending certification! Please note, you must be 18 years of age or older to attend this course.

      During the weekend class, you will learn bar set up and equipment, mixology (how to mix drinks), free-pouring, speed techniques, as well as learn extensively about liquors, beer and wine. The instructor, Robert, will share the skills he has learned in the field at the school’s glossy wooden bar stations, which feature tools and bottles much like those found in typical bars.

      Through homework assignments you will cover the history of mixology and bartending in the United States, the Prohibition Era and bartending in Modern Times.

      ASSIGNMENTS & COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
      This class will include a pre-assignment and follow-up assignment. The pre-assignment will be posted 2-3 weeks before class starts, on Google Classroom, which is the platform we use for all our assignments. You will receive an invitation notification at the email address you used when registering for the class. Please make sure you join Google Classroom early, and complete the assignment BEFORE coming to class. It will take you approximately 10 hours to complete. If you do not receive a notification, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

      The follow-up assignment will be posted on the weekend of class, and also consists of 10 hours. You must complete it in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be emailed to everyone at the same time, a few days after the assignment deadline. You will have 3 weeks to complete the assignment. If you need your certificate earlier, please let us know and we can email it to you as soon as you complete the follow-up assignment.

      **INTEREXCHANGE AU PAIRS ONLY – Please note that due to recent changes in your agency, pre- and follow- up assignment hours might NOT be approved. This means that you will only receive 16 hours for this class. Check with your LCC/Coordinator before registering.

      ATTENDANCE
      Attendance is mandatory both Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested, and ready to participate.
      Saturday, May 16, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      Sunday, May 17, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      ADDRESS:
      This class will take place at:
      Bar Academy 101
      5 South Willow St.
      2nd Floor
      Montclair, NJ 07042

      If you are driving – Parking is very limited in Montclair, so try to pool with other au pairs. Roughly one and a half blocks down from the Academy is a parking area called – Lackawanna Station. It is a mini strip mall and you will see a Popeyes Chicken. There are no meters to feed. Walk up the block and a half, Bar Academy 101 will be on the left side, with a big sign on the door at 5 South Willow St. Walk up to the 2nd floor!
      If you are taking the train – Take the NJ Transit Montclair-Boonton Line Train to Bay Street. Once you get off, you will have to walk 13 minutes.
      For questions about this or any other course, please text Agnes at 516-418-2611 or email at info@classroomaupair.org

      Price does NOT include:
      – Airfare or other transportation to/from Montclair, NJ or NYC
      – Accommodation. (You can find a room in Montclair for around $40-60/night on Airbnb or booking.com)
      – Breakfast, lunch or dinner (You can either bring your own food to class or purchase at one of the many cafes/pizza places/delis located close to the academy.)

      May 16 - 17, 2020

      $325 | 36 hours (3 credits)
      $50 late registration after April 10, 2020.