Fall Non-Credit Courses

 

Fitness

Zumba

Are you ready to dance yourself into shape? Then ditch the workout and lose yourself in the music. This Zumba class will feature high-energy Latin and international beats along with hip-hop. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do and totally effective in getting the results you want. Join Linda Ramos and discover if Zumba is the ultimate solution to your workout problem.
When: Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays; Aug. 26-Dec. 4, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Greyhound Arena, Room 11
Materials: Comfortable workout clothes and shoes
Fee: $50
Ages: Adults
Enrollment: minimum 5, maximum 15

 

Morning Aqua Aerobics

Jump into the pool this fall with Sabrina Michael for a wonderful morning aqua aerobics course! The water is a great alternative for those who suffer from back pain or other ailments, and the resistance provided by the pool will improve cardiovascular endurance as well as muscle tone and flexibility. These classes will keep you active and fit throughout the fall. Come dive in and enjoy the wonderful benefits of aqua aerobics!
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Aug. 24-Dec. 4, 7-8 a.m.
Where: ENMU Natatorium (Behind the Golden Library)
Fee: $50 for semester
Materials: Swimsuit and Towel
Ages: 16 and up (minors will need parental consent)
Enrollment: minimum 4

 

Morning Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba has taken the winning formula of Latin and international music beats for dance exercise and integrated them in a water-based workout. Aqua Zumba keeps the workout party going in the pool, led by instructor Sabrina Michael. Aqua Zumba is designed for anyone who can follow instructions and manage being in the water. Unlike regular water aerobics, which are linear exercises from one point to another, Aqua Zumba entails different movements for the verse, chorus and bridge of each song. Working out in the water can be appealing to someone who likes Zumba but doesn’t want to get as hot as in the land-based classes or needs a low-impact option.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug. 25-Dec. 4, 7-8 a.m.
Where: ENMU Natatorium (Behind the Golden Library)
Fee: $40 for semester
Materials: Swimsuit and Towel
Ages: 16 and up (minors will need parental consent)
Enrollment: minimum 4

 

Swimming Lessons

Cool off this fall with two exciting swim rotations. Sabrina Michael will be on hand to assist swimmers of all comfort levels.  The beginning level is for younger/less experienced swimmers. This level will focus on breathing, floating, arm, and leg techniques. The intermediate level is for swimmers who can, at a minimum, float, execute the basics of the front and back crawl, and swim half way across the width of the pool unassisted. Swimmers can only be signed up for one level, per rotation. Spots are limited, so sign up soon!
Register by: Friday at noon prior to each rotation
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Beginners & Intermediate will both meet from 4-4:50pm
Rotation 1: Aug 24-Sep. 3
Rotation 2: Sep. 14-Sep. 24
Where: ENMU Natatorium (Behind the Golden Library)
Fee: $50 per rotation
Materials required: swimsuit and towel
Ages: 4 years and up (minors will need parental consent)
Enrollment: minimum 4, maximum 7 per class section

 

Classroom

Portales String Program

Learn to play the violin! This beginner-level class will focus on the basics of bowing and fingering, as well as working in a group to form a cohesive musical ensemble. Join Dr. Luis Fernandez in this exciting musical adventure!  The semester will culminate in a final performance.
When: Mondays, Aug. 24-Nov. 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Where: Music Building; Room 212
Fee: $100 for the semester
Materials required: Student must bring a proper sized violin. Contact instructor for guidance: luisviolin@gmail.com
Ages: 7-11 (minors will need parental consent)
Enrollment: minimum 4, maximum 8

 

Children’s Choir

Children’s Choir is a music course for young singers that will emphasize expressive singing, good vocal health and proper singing technique, how to create vocal artistry in a group setting and how to deliver a positive and uplifting musical message to the audience. Choir director Dr. Brian Uerling believes in solid, time-proven teaching methods, great choral literature and having FUN!!! No audition required.
Register by: Sep. 15
When: Tuesdays, Sep. 8-Dec. 1; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Music Building; Choir Room
Fee: $95 for the semester
Materials required: An additional fee of $20 will be collected at the first class to cover materials (music, folders, pencils, and an official performance shirt).
Ages: third through eighth grade (minors will need parental consent)
Enrollment: minimum 20

 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

If English is not your first language and you would like to improve your English conversational skills or if you have a friend that would like to improve their skills. Join Beatriz Villa and Magnolia Jurado for ENMU’s FREE ESL class! This class helps non-English or limited English speaking adults learn communication skills and cultural knowledge necessary for daily living in an English speaking community.
Where: Wednesdays JWLA 108, Fridays JWLA 104
When: Aug. 19-Dec. 4, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays, 8-10 a.m. Students may attend one or both classes each week.
Fee: Free!
Materials required: pen and paper for note-taking
Enrollment: minimum 2, maximum 15 per class

 

Trainings and Certifications

Open Water Scuba Course
Scuba diving is arguably one of the most fun and one of the safest recreational sports available. Mike Hale will be offering an Open Water class which will earn students a lifetime certification as a scuba diver through the largest certifying agency there is the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI). The class will consist of a weekend of pool and classroom instruction followed three weeks later by a weekend of open water training. Equipment for the classroom and pool sessions will be provided.
Enrollment: minimum 5, maximum 12
When: Sep. 25-27 (Portales classroom & pool portion) & Oct. 10-11 (Santa Rosa open water portion)
Sep. 25 meets 6-10 p.m.; Sep. 26-27 meets 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Oct. 10 meets 12-5 p.m.; Oct. 11 meets 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Art and Anthropology Room 159, Natatorium, Santa Rosa
Fee: $200 at registration
Additional fees: $150 open water fee plus $60 book fee (only one book required per family), paid directly to instructor at the first class
Materials required: mask, fins and snorkel
Ages: 10 years and older (minors will need parental consent)

 

The Center for Legal Studies

Paralegal Certification Course
This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. This course will teach students how to work as a full-time or part-time paralegal, and how to open a free-lance business. Students will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation.

The instruction is practice-oriented and related to those areas of the law in which paralegals are most in demand. This program will help students learn new marketable job skills and increase their office’s efficiency, productivity and billable hours. There are no prerequisites other than a high school diploma (or GED), but students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework, and must pass numerous quizzes and successfully complete several legal document writing assignments.

Students have 14 weeks to complete the online course. Students have a maximum of 12 months to complete the two-part course in the online, DVD, or text-only format, for which enrollment is open and ongoing. Students who successfully complete both Paralegal 1 and Paralegal II will receive a Certification of Completion from ENMU. Registration and textbook orders can be placed by calling 800.522.PREP (same as 800.522.7737), or visit www.legalstudies.com.

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: August 24-Oct. 9, 2015 or Oct. 19-Dec. 4, 2015
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $1289 ($1329 for DVD format)
Register by: see www.legalstudies.com

 

Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
Students should have successfully completed the Paralegal Course above, or the equivalent, before enrolling in these Advanced Paralegal Courses. These courses (fourteen different advanced topics) are available in online format lasting seven weeks each. Students will receive 4.5 CEUs upon successful completion of each advanced course, and CLE units (generally seven per topic) may also be awarded to attorneys and other legal professionals who successfully complete an advanced course. More than one course may be taken during any given session, and the topics can be taken in any order; however, it is recommended that students should not take more than three courses per session due to significant homework requirements. Students who successfully complete at least six advanced course topics will receive a Certificate of Completion from ENMU. Registration and textbook orders can be placed by calling 800.522.PREP (same as 800.522.7737), or you may visit www.legalstudies.com for information and registration.

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: August 24-Oct. 9, 2015 or Oct. 19-Dec. 4, 2015
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $1800 ($300 per topic)
Register by: see www.legalstudies.com

 

Law School Preparation Course
This course, is offered in an online format, and is designed to help pre-law students excel in their first year of law school. Its objective is to teach a proven approach for attacking the burdensome casebook method of instruction so that dedicated students can enter law school prepared and maximize their studies on the very first day. Students can complete the online course in just seven weeks.

Tuition is $300 with extensive materials (including any first-year course outlines) provided. You may register by calling 800.522.PREP (same as 800.522.7737), or visit www.legalstudies.com for more information or registration. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from ENMU.

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: August 24-Oct. 9, 2015 or Oct. 19-Dec. 4, 2015
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $300
Register by: see www.legalstudies.com

 

Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course
This course is available in a seven-week online format. The course is open to any RN or other medical professional interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues, and the curriculum is specifically designed to prepare participants for a career as legal nurse consultant. Building on students’ medical education and possible clinical experience, this course prepares participants to testify in court as expert witnesses and to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medical issues.

The course teaches legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers’ compensation. CEUs for nurses will be available to successful graduates if needed, for an additional small fee. Legal Nurse Consultant Certification (LNCC) Examination eligibility requirements are discussed during this training course; however, students who successfully complete this course need not take the LNCC test in order to practice as legal nurse consultants.

Students receive 42 hours of instruction and will be required to prepare assignments and pass weekly quizzes. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from ENMU. Two repeating sessions are scheduled for this spring. Registration and textbook orders can be placed by calling 800.522.PREP (same as 800.522.7737), or you may visit www.legalstudies.com for more information or registration.

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: Aug. 24-Oct. 9, 2015 or Oct. 19-Dec. 4, 2015
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $895
Register by: see www.legalstudies.com

 

Preparing for the LSAT
This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation.

After successfully completing the tests and assignments for this seven week course, you will know:

  • the origins and history of the American legal system
  • the meaning and application of important legal terminology
  • attorney and paralegal ethics
  • techniques of jury selection and the jury selection process
  • how to prepare legal documents including demand letters, pleadings, discovery documents, motions and memos
  • significant elements of the substantive law of torts, contracts
  • the important rules of civil procedure and evidence
  • how to conduct a legal interview
  • how to conduct legal investigation
  • how to conduct legal analysis and perform legal problem solving

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: August 24-Oct. 9, 2015 or Oct. 19-Dec. 4, 2015
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $300
Register by: see www.legalstudies.com

 

Preparing for the GRE
Applying to Graduate school usually means taking the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Test. Our GRE Preparation Course is a must! We have been preparing students around the world for graduate school since 1980, and this unique online format combines the convenience of independent study with the camaraderie of a classroom environment.
The GRE has two different sections verbal and quantitative . Our live lecture course will go over both sections, whereas our online course is divided into two separate courses, one to prepare you for the verbal sections of the GRE and one to prepare you for the quantitative sections.

  • The quantitative portion of the course features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, discrete quantitative, and data interpretation questions that make up the math sections of the GRE
  • During the verbal and analytical sections of the course we will discuss how to do your best on reading comprehension, analogies, sentence completions, antonyms, and logical and analytical reasoning questions
  • You will practice on actual GRE tests from previous years, and we will cover specific time saving techniques for the computer administrations of the test

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: August 24-Oct. 9, 2015 or Oct. 19-Dec. 4, 2015
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $300
Register by: see www.legalstudies.com

 

Preparing for the GMAT
Most MBA programs across the country and internationally require a Graduate Management Admission Test score for program admission. Our GMAT Preparation Course is a must! We have been preparing students around the world for graduate school since 1980, and this unique online format combines the convenience of independent study with the camaraderie of a classroom environment.

The GMAT has four different sections; analytical writing, integrated reasoning, verbal, and quantitative. Our online course is divided into two separate courses, one to prepare you for the verbal and analytical writing sections of the GMAT and one to prepare you for the integrated reasoning and quantitative sections.

  • The quantitative section of the course features a math review and techniques for tackling the problem solving and data sufficiency questions that make up the math section of the GMAT. Test-taking techniques and a thorough review of questions types on the Integrated Reasoning section are also included
  • The verbal section of the course covers all question types on the verbal sections of the GMAT. We will explain how to do your best on reading comprehension, sentence corrections, critical reasoning questions, and the analytical writing assessment
  • You will practice on actual GMAT tests from previous years, and specific time saving techniques will be covered for the computer administrations of the test

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: Aug. 24-Oct.9, 2015 or Oct.19-Dec. 4, 2015
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $300
Register by: see www.legalstudies.com

 

Victim Advocacy Certificate Course
The course will prepare participants to work in victim advocacy with domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, crisis hotlines and state and county governments. Course topics include legal terminology, legal process, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, guardianships, crisis intervention, sexual assault, domestic violence, grief counseling, temporary restraining orders, and community counseling. There are no prerequisites; however, students will be expected to complete homework. Students who successfully complete this non-credit course will receive a Certificate of Completion from ENMU. Registration and textbook orders can be placed by calling 800.522.PREP (same as 800.522.7737), or you may visit www.legalstudies.com for more information or registration.

Online format: 7 week course, www.legalstudies.com
When: Aug. 24-Oct. 9, 2015 or Oct. 19-Dec. 4, 2015
Required and recommended textbooks: variable costs
Fee: $645 ($685 for DVD format)
Register by: see www.legalstudies.com