Monday, June 3, 2013

Variety of new summer classes offered

         It’s summertime and the learning’s easy.
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training division, based at Cuyamaca College, has several new classes from June to August, with fees ranging from free to $95. Most classes are just $45.
  •  How to Become a Farmers’ Market Vendor: With a new farmers’ market starting seemingly every month, the college district’s is offering a new summer class on becoming a vendor at a San Diego County site. Learn the ins and outs of being a vendor, including what sells and what doesn’t, food preparation legalities and health requirements, and how to bring your locally grown produce to the market. Fee: $20. Class meets from 6-9 p.m. and can be taken on any of the following Wednesdays: June 12 (Cuyamaca College, Room A-112), July 10 (location TBD at Grossmont College, and Aug. 14 (Cuyamaca College, Room A-112.) 
  • Girls on Guard: Also new is a self-defense class (not martial arts) for teens and women, ages 13 and up, that teaches how and why women are attacked, vulnerable areas of a woman’s lifestyle, and the difference between date, acquaintance and stranger assaults. Students will also learn the 10 most common ways that attacks occur and will be able to practice defense techniques. Fee: $45. Two classes offered: 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11and 9-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. (Both classes at Cuyamaca College, D-205.) 
  • Creating a Successful Winery Business:  An overview of the size and scope of wine worldwide and in the county, plus information on the county boutique winery ordinance; sales and marketing; maintaining a vineyard; hiring employees and more. Fee: $50. One class meets 6-9 p.m. Mondays, June 17 and July 29. (Cuyamaca College, Room A-112.) 
  • Real Estate for Consumers: A survey class providing the fundamental basics and terminology in selling, buying, leasing, or renting real property. Consumer protection will be emphasized, along with an understanding on how to work effectively with real estate professionals. Fee: $50. One class meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, July 2-July 30.  (Cuyamaca College, Room A-112) 
  • Solar 101 for Homeowners: A free class about solar technology and how it works; how to determine if solar is right for your home or business; rebates and incentives, and cost and savings of going solar. A local case study will be reviewed.  Fee: $0. One class meets 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8. (Cuyamaca College, Room A-109) 
  • Make Money with a Home-based Typing/word-processing Business: If you can type, you can make money at home using your word processor or computer. Learn from someone with 20 years’ experience on starting a new business; how and where to find clients; 50 ways to advertise or market your services; effective home-office equipment choices; and free national networking information. Fee: $60. One class meets 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. (Cuyamaca College, Room A-109) 
  • Ornate Pine Needle Basketry: Learn how to coil a beautiful basket around an unusual stone center. It’s an easy way to start a basket and you’ll find yourself looking for interesting items to use for centers in your basket, including brooches and pendants. Pine needles and Irish waxed lined thread provided. Fee: $80. Class meets 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. (Grossmont College TBD) 
  • Jewelry Design with Wire Wrapping Techniques: Learn how to make a unique necklace, earrings, and bracelet from wire, gemstones, and chain. Learn jewelry assembly and techniques, combining colors and how to identify common gemstones. Fee: $65. One class meets 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 11- July 2. (Cuyamaca College L101)
  •  Cardmaking: Give the gift of style. Learn to make beautiful handcrafted greeting cards to accompany your gifts. Fee includes materials: paper, ribbons and buttons. Students are to bring their own supply kit, including scissors, adhesives and a ruler. Fee: $50. One class meets 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 19-June 26. (Cuyamaca College, L101) 
  • Interior Design and Decoration for Beginners: A beginning-level course introducing students to the entire design process from start to finish, including color theory, lighting, space planning, layering textiles, flooring, combining design styles, window coverings, artwork, working with contractors and many designer tricks of the trade. Lecture and in-class demonstrations will be accompanied by homework assignments, project critique and slideshow analysis of completed professional design work. Fee: $95. One class meets 6-9 p.m. Mondays, June 24-July 29. (Cuyamaca College L101) 
  • Modern Soapmaking: After first learning soapmaking safety, formulating soap recipes, and calculating lye quantities, students will make soap from whole vegetable oils and herbs. Handmade soap is a great gift or an item to sell at craft fairs. Fee: $35. One class meets 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 19-July 31. (Cuyamaca College, L102)

For information on locations, as well as online registration, go to , call 619-660-4350, or email
 The office is at the One-Stop Student Services Center, A104, at the Cuyamaca College campus, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway , El Cajon 92019.