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Fall 2015

Adobe Illustrator - CS6 Introduction

This is an introductory course designed for first time and beginning Illustrator users. Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics software, used by designers and illustrators who want to create digital graphics, logos, illustrations, and original typography. No prior experience with Illustrator is required for this class. Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Sylvana Cares.
Status: seats are available
Nov 23-Nov 24, Thurs/Fri 3pm-6pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Adobe Lightroom Section 1

This class highlights professional grade, non-destructive tools and techniques that enhance the use of photographs for personal and business benefits. Students will learn how to reduce noise, correct brightness/contrast, enhance colors, crop/recompose, remove unwanted elements, correct distortion, geo-tag photos, make slideshows, and protect your photos by adding copyright notes. Students will also learn how to streamline the process of importing photos from your camera, create and organize albums, edit, export photos for online sharing and printing, and much more. Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: seats are available
Oct 14, Wednesday 6pm-9pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.


Adobe Lightroom Section 2

This class highlights professional grade, non-destructive tools and techniques that enhance the use of photographs for personal and business benefits. Students will learn how to reduce noise, correct brightness/contrast, enhance colors, crop/recompose, remove unwanted elements, correct distortion, geo-tag photos, make slideshows, and protect your photos by adding copyright notes. Students will also learn how to streamline the process of importing photos from your camera, create and organize albums, edit, export photos for online sharing and printing, and much more. Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: seats are available
Nov 17, Tuesday 6pm-9pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.


Adobe Photoshop - CS6 Introduction

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop CS6! Photoshop is the industry standard in image manipulation software. This course will provide the basic gateway skills to progress to more advanced Photoshop CS6 courses. In this introductory class you will get familiar with the interface, basic operation, file formats, and basic image manipulation tools. Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Sylvana Cares.
Status: seats are available
Nov 19-Nov 20, Mon/Tues 3pm-6pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Adobe Photoshop Elements Section 1

No prior Photoshop experience necessary. The workshop is intended for new Photoshop Elements users. The course will cover topics such as photos album organization, exposure, white balance, removing imperfections, masking, correction techniques, and special effects. The workshop will also involve creating video slideshows, print ready photos albums, calendars, and more! Prerequisites: Basic computer experience. A flash drive is optional for saving workshop files. Instructor is Chris Nishioka.
Status: seats are available
Sep 21-Sep 25, M/W/F 1pm-3pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.


Adobe Photoshop Elements Section 2

No prior Photoshop experience necessary. The workshop is intended for new Photoshop Elements users. The course will cover topics such as photos album organization, exposure, white balance, removing imperfections, masking, correction techniques, and special effects. The workshop will also involve creating video slideshows, print ready photos albums, calendars, and more! Prerequisites: Basic computer experience. A flash drive is optional for saving workshop files. Instructor is Franklin Odo.
Status: seats are available
Dec 7-Dec 9, Mon/Tu/Wed 1pm - 3pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.


Adobe Premiere Elements Section 1

Adobe Premiere Elements is an affordable, but powerful video-editing package, which can deliver professional results for those who don't require the professional level Premiere Pro. Students who complete this workshop will be able to: export and share finished video projects in a range of formats, arrange and edit video clips, add and mix audio to their video projects, import digital video to Premiere Elements from a video camera, create Premiere Elements Projects, create professional transitions, titles and effects, as well as export and share finished video projects in a range of formats. Instructor: Evan Clark Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and a flash drive (4gb+). Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: seats are available
Sep 14-Sep 18, M/W/F 1pm-3pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Adobe Premiere Elements Section 2

Adobe Premiere Elements is an affordable, but powerful video-editing package, which can deliver professional results for those who don't require the professional level Premiere Pro. Students who complete this workshop will be able to: export and share finished video projects in a range of formats, arrange and edit video clips, add and mix audio to their video projects, import digital video to Premiere Elements from a video camera, create Premiere Elements Projects, create professional transitions, titles and effects, as well as export and share finished video projects in a range of formats. Instructor: Evan Clark Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and a flash drive (4gb+). Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: seats are available
Oct 5-Oct 9, M/W/F 5pm - 7pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Advanced Grant Writing (Hilo)

Participants will produce a mini grant proposal, applying all of the skills learned from the Basic and Advanced grant writing workshops. Proposals will be individually reviewed for minimum requirements, clear and concise statement of need, thorough budget, additional funding sources, board of directors and collaboration efforts. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. A certificate will be given upon completion of the course. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.
Status: seats are available
Nov 7, Saturday 9am - 4pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 331, $75.00.


Aikido for Beginners

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that stresses a non-violent approach to self-defense, harmony, and reconciliation. The course will cover these basic aspects of Aikido, emphasizing relaxation, conflict resolution, and respect for self and others. Adults and teens age 15 and up. Instructed by Barbara Klein, chief instructor and co-founder of Aikido of Hilo, an Aikikai Rokudan (6th degree black belt). She has over 40 years of experience both training in and teaching Aikido. Instructor is Barbara Klein.
Status: seats are available
Sep 14-Nov 23, Mondays 6:30pm - 7:30pm, 29 Shipman Street, #203, Hilo, $100.00.


Android Phone - Beyond Just Making Calls

Got a new Android Phone? Get to know your Android Phone! Go beyond answering calls, texting, basic email and games. Learn how to enable your device locator, get free internet radio apps, install social media apps, synchronize live calendars, enable video conferencing, and much more! Instructor: Anthony Liu Prerequisites: Android based smart phone w/ power and data cord. Your phone should be updated with the latest software prior to the class. Instructor is Anthony Liu.
Status: seats are available
Oct 27-Oct 29, Tues/Thurs 4:30pm - 6:30pm, UH Hilo, UCB 105, $60.00.


Apple GarageBand - Composer

Record. Arrange. Mix. A full recording studio. To go. A new, more intuitive interface makes it easier than ever to capture your performance, fine‑tune it, and mix it down to a finished song. Build your songs with up to 32 tracks using real or Touch Instruments, audio recordings, or loops. And edit single notes or entire song sections simply by dragging them where you want. Features: 1. Audio recording 2. Virtual software instruments 3. Guitar features 4. MIDI editing 5. Music lessons 6. Additional audio loops. Hardware included with tuition Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: seats are available
Nov 3-Nov 6, W/Th/F 4:30pm - 7:30pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 125 - ITS Mac Lab, $195.00.


Apple iMovie - Beyond the Basics

You've mastered the fundamentals of iMovie. Ready to take your skills to the next level? This course will go over: creating and adding, complex titles, adding transitions, using video effects, adjusting the color of clips, changing speed and duration of clips, creating a picture-in-picture effect, importing and animating, stills, adding animated travel maps, adding audio effects, and much more! *Textbook required. Call for details. Instructor: Evan Clark Prerequisites: Ability to operate a computer. USB flash drive (4gb or larger recommended) Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: seats are available
Oct 27-Oct 29, Tues/Thurs 4:30pm - 6:30pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 125 - ITS Mac Lab, $65.00.


Apple iMovie - Introduction

Ever been interested in learning iMovie? Well, you’re in luck. Part of Apple’s standard software included with your Mac, iMovie offers a quick and easy way to create high quality videos. Learn how to edit your videos from your digital camera or phone by clipping, cropping, splitting, captioning, and authoring your video. In this workshop, you’ll use easy to use professional grade templates, soundtracks, fades, and effects to give your videos a polished and professional look. *Textbook required. Call for details. Instructor: Evan Clark Prerequisites: Ability to operate a computer. USB flash drive (4gb or larger recommended) Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: seats are available
Oct 2-Oct 6, Fri/Tues 4:30pm - 6:30pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 125 - ITS Mac Lab, $65.00.


Apple Mac Introduction

This hands on workshop provides an introduction to computers in general and the Macintosh system in particular. Students learn all the basic features necessary to use a Macintosh computer. Through hands-on instruction, they become familiar with the computer's components-the desktop, its contents, removable media, will learn to create, save, open, and retrieve documents, use folders, and work efficiently. Upon completion of this workshop, students may advance to more demanding applications such as iPhoto, iMovie, and more.. Prerequisites: USB drive. Ability to operate a Mac computer. Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: seats are available
Sep 22-Sep 24, Tues/Thurs 4:30pm - 6:30pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 125 - ITS Mac Lab, $65.00.


Aquaponics Workshop for Beginners

Learn to build your own highly productive, sustainable backyard aquaponics system in this 2-day (4 hour) class. Attend the aquaponics class teaching home gardeners, hobbyists and DIYers how to sustainably grow their own food. Join farmer-instructor Jeremai Cann for a classroom and hands-on session where he will teach beginner aquaponic gardeners exactly how to get started with aquaponics for a no-till, no-weeds, no-irrigation food production system. The sessions will include in-depth coverage on plants, aquaculture, water quality, system cycling and construction. Requirements: Students will need to bring their own plastic bins, totes, or buckets that will be used to grow plants in. Container should be between 6-12 inches deep. Instructor is Jeremai Cann.
Status: seats are available
Oct 3-Oct 4, Sat/Sun 10am - 12pm, UH-Hilo, CAB 102, $45.00.


At My Best: Anything Is Possible

Session 3: At My Best: Anything Is Possible (October 28th) In this third session, we focus on understanding how a healthy approach to stress greatly enhances our lives and our ability to address past, present and future challenges and changes. Through questions, exercises, and real-life examples, we discover better ways to approach situations likely to trigger anger or unhealthy stress in us. We enhance our skills to transform adversity to opportunity in these same situations to benefit everyone around us. We reinforce more sustainable and positive impacts with our words and actions. Practical tools and tips, such as “The Pause”, are introduced to bring out our best in the choices we make to help us live the life we’re meant to and build relationships that fill us with greater joy. Instructor is Deb Lewis.
Status: seats are available
Oct 28, Wednesday 5pm - 8pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 112, $45.00.


Baby Talk: French

Join French language instructor, Sylvie Garnero, for a fun and interactive immersion class to introduce you and your baby to a second language. Learn simple words, phrases and songs to continue sharing with your little one at home. Research has shown that learning a foreign language comes naturally for children when they start at an early age. Recommended for adults with children up to age 5. Registration fee covers 1 adult and 1 child. Additional adults/children in a family can attend for $15/each. Maximum of 2 children per adult, please. To register additional adults/children please call the office of CCECS directly at 808-974-7664. Instructor is Sylvie Garnero.
Status: seats are available
Sep 14-Oct 19, Mondays 11am - 11:45am, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $50.00.


Basic Grant Writing (Hilo)

Participants will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.
Status: seats are available
Sep 12, Saturday 9am - 4pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 331, $75.00.


Basic Grant Writing (Kona)

Participants will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals. Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and has helped various community organizations secure needed funding. Lots of samples and handouts provided. Instructor is Jeani Navarro.
Status: seats are available
Oct 17, Saturday 9am - 4pm, Kealakehe High School Room F101 at 74-5000 Puohuli, $75.00.


Be Your Best When Stressed (Series)

Like the ocean waves that ebb and flow, our lives are filled with challenges, adversity, and amazing opportunities. Before dark forces such as anger or stress steal your best again, discover the tools and tips anyone can use to “bring out the best when someone is stressed”. When we make better choices, we achieve the life and relationships we seek. In these three 3-hour workshops, instructor Deb Lewis will inspire attendees to hone their skills in dealing with stress in ways that will enhance almost every aspect of their personal and professional life. All attendees will leave with more questions than they entered with but will: • Gain a better understanding of how stress affects our daily life • Discover new ways to approach situations that often trigger anger or unhealthy stress • Transform negative influences in ways to achieve better life and relationship outcomes • Gain important tools and tips to make better choices when faced with stressful situations Instructor is Deb Lewis.
Status: seats are available
Oct 14-Oct 28, Wednesday 5pm - 8pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 112, $125.00.


Bee Biology

Bees are fascinating organisms, this class is not just for beginners. Whether you keep bees now or have never seen a colony up close, this class will really pique your interest! By understanding the Biology of the hive, you can better appreciate and care for bees. How do they navigate? What do they see? Who does what in there and how do they decide?! In addition to bee biology, participants will learn about beekeeping origins and history, beekeeping equipment and its use, colony placement and development, and pollination. Instructor is Danielle Downey.
Status: seats are available
Oct 6, Tuesday 5pm - 8pm, UH-Hilo, STB-118, $20.00.


Benefits of Beekeeping (Series)

These workshops, combining lecture, lab and fieldwork, were designed to support beekeepers at all levels of experience or those who aspire to keep bees. Participants have an opportunity to learn this fascinating skill with the support of Hawaii Apiary Specialist and instructor Danielle Downey. Our classes will take you through Honey Bee Biology, Honey Bee Health, Products of the Hive, and Field day in the Apiary. Instructor is Danielle Downey.
Status: seats are available
Oct 6-Oct 24, Tue/Sat 5pm - 8pm/9am - 1pm, UH-Hilo/Komohana Research and Extension Center, $50.00.


Communication Skills for Women: How Women Can Find Solutions for Barriers to Advancement in the Workplace (Hilo)

What do you do when your job feels more like you're maneuvering an obstacle course? For women who are looking for more professional development opportunities and overall job satisfaction, this workshop will help you to identify where the barriers are and what you can do about them. Discover what factors in an organization leads to change. Find ways to navigate what has become known as the Career Labyrinth. Instructor, Christine Hijirida, will help you explore your short and long term trans-formative solutions today! Instructor is Christine Hirijida.
Status: seats are available
Oct 9, Friday 9am - 4pm, UH Hilo, K102, $75.00.


Communication Skills for Women: How Women Can Find Solutions for Barriers to Advancement in the Workplace (Kona)

What do you do when your job feels more like you're maneuvering an obstacle course? For women who are looking for more professional development opportunities and overall job satisfaction, this workshop will help you to identify where the barriers are and what you can do about them. Discover what factors in an organization leads to change. Find ways to navigate what has become known as the Career Labyrinth. Instructor, Christine Hijirida, will help you explore your short and long term trans-formative solutions today! Instructor is Christine Hirijida.
Status: seats are available
Nov 21, Saturday 9am - 4pm, Kealakehe High School Room F101 at 74-5000 Puohuli, $75.00.


Conversational French: Level 1

Native French speaker and long time French instructor, Sylvie Garnero, introduces you to the French language. Through observation and actual practice, you will learn how the French communicate and then replicate it through the use of proper words and grammar. This class is for those with little to no French language experience, or those who would like to review the basics. Instructor is Sylvie Garnero.
Status: seats are available
Sep 16-Nov 18, Wednesdays 10:15am - 11:45am, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $125.00.


Conversational French: Level 2

This class is for those who are already able to engage in simple conversation in French. Instructor Sylvie Garnero will encourage and progress students with their French language skills through observation and actual practice. A fun, dynamic, and interactive class that will help you tune your ear and tongue towards increased fluency. Bonjour! Born and raised in France, Sylvie studied at the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne) and then Paris VIII (Vincennes-Saint Denis) where she received a B.A. with a major in ESL and an M.A. in Linguistics. She has been living in Hawai'i for 26 years and teaching her native language at all levels for many years. Sylvie holds Hawai'i dearly and has adapted her French teaching to the Polynesian style that she enjoyed in Tahiti. A true believer in the importance of learning at least another language in order to develop and/or to keep your brain working, Sylvie enjoys starting children at a very young age and likes to 'entertain' seniors... She looks forward to seeing you at class! Au revoir! Instructor is Sylvie Garnero.
Status: seats are available
Sep 16-Nov 25, Wednesdays 12:15pm - 1:45pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $125.00.


Creating Your Personal and Business Social Media Brand

Not all social media outlets are the same; each have different audiences and require their own unique approach. Instructor Denise Laitinen will help you learn the differences between the various types of social media and how to build your personal and/or business brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google+. Instructor is Denise Laitinen.
Status: seats are available
Oct 16, Friday 9am - 11am, 891 Ululani St, Room 116, $35.00.


Edible and Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation

Mushrooms are an excellent source of vegetarian protein and nutrition that are easy to grow. Gain hands-on experience inoculating your own mushroom kits as well as logs, which you can take home at the end of the workshop. We will also discuss how mushrooms can repair damaged ecosystems and enhance the diversity and resilience of your farm, garden, and home. Instructor is Zach Mermel.
Status: seats are available
Sep 19, Saturday 10am - 3pm, UH-Hilo, CAB 102, $85.00.


Edible Landscaping

Transform your lanai and lawn, your field and fence, into an abundant oasis of edible and multifunctional plants. Learn the dos and don’ts of edible landscaping and gain hands-on experience creating a basic landscape plan for your home. A handout of practical readings and resources for further learning is included. Please bring an aerial photo or TMK map of your land as well as color pens/pencils. Instructor is Zach Mermel.
Status: seats are available
Nov 14, Saturday 9am - 3pm, UH-Hilo, CAB 102, $55.00.


Effective Interviewing: Matching Candidates with the Job

Whether you only interview occasionally or you interview frequently, choosing the right candidate for a position is high-stakes for you and your organization. This class will focus on identifying capability in individuals through behavior-based questioning, making the match between job requirements and qualifications, and avoiding personal biases in the screening and selection process. Instructor is Nancy Lombard.
Status: seats are available
Sep 19, Saturday 9am - 12pm, 891 Ululani St, Room 116, $45.00.


Field day in the Apiary

Getting into the apiary is the best part! The apiary field day is optional and weather dependent, but if weather permits, we will inspect bee hives in a demonstration apiary. Students will learn how to wear protective gear, use a smoker and hive tool. We will discuss what to watch for inside and outside the hives, and how to open and inspect both top bar and Langstroth hives. Orientation will include sting safety, hive equipment and design, identifying colony health, honey, pollen and propolis. Wear light colored clothing, including pants and long-sleeve shirt and close-toed shoes with light colored cotton socks. There will be bee suits/veils to share, and if you have your own bee suit and/or veil, please bring them. Instructor is Danielle Downey.
Status: seats are available
Oct 24, Saturday 9am - 1pm, Komohana Research and Extension Center, $20.00.


Google Apps for Collaboration

Google Apps is beginning to revolutionize the education and business industries. Google has a range of free tools for teaching, business collaboration, and training. Learn about Google tools and how to use them to increase productivity and efficiency through collaboration. Students will learn how to effectively utilize free Google applications such as: Classroom, Drive (cloud storage), Gmail, Docs (word processor), Sites (webpages), Slides (presentations), Forms (surveys and tests), Sheets (spreadsheets), Drawing (charts), Google+ and Hangout (real time communication), Calendar, Maps, Contacts, and more. Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: seats are available
Oct 23, Friday 1pm - 4pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.


Honey Bee Health

It has never been more difficult to keep bees healthy! This class prepares you to recognize and respond to bee health concerns. Participants will learn about bee health issues specific to Hawaii as well as how to identify various parasites, pathogens and pests and environmental stresses to bee colonies, and what the management options are to keep healthy hives. Instructor is Danielle Downey.
Status: seats are available
Oct 13, Tuesday 5pm - 8pm, UH-Hilo, STB 118, $20.00.


How to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service (KONA)

Would you like to improve and maintain customer loyalty? How about avoiding the most common customer service mistakes? Anyone who provides service to customers in any industry will benefit from this interactive and engaging course on providing Exceptional Customer Service with instructor Lani Weigert. In today’s customer-oriented business environment, "people skills" are critical for personal and organizational success. How you handle your customers can directly affect your individual goals as well as your team’s and company’s performance. Let Lani teach you how to improve the quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of your service to ultimately improve your bottom line. Instructor is Lani Weigert.
Status: seats are available
Nov 6, Friday 9am - 4pm, Kuakini Tower at 75-5722 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-K, $150.00.


Intro to Forensics and Intro to Mortuary Science [Series]

Workshop Series: 1. Introduction to Forensics 2. Introduction to Mortuary Science Please see classes listed for additional information. Instructor is Kristal Uhl-Blacksmith.
Status: seats are available
Sep 11-Nov 20, Fridays 2-4pm/4:30-6:30pm, UH-Hilo, STB 305, $275.00.


Introduction to DSLR Camera Photography (Section 1)

This course will introduce essential concepts and photographic techniques necessary to properly operate a digital SLR camera. Students learn the benefits and limitations of DSLRs in the field (project documentation and marketing). This workshop hands-on (indoor and outdoor) will cover camera functions and concepts such as aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, sensor, light, and different file formats. DSLR CAMERA REQUIRED Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: seats are available
Sep 30-Oct 10, Wed/Sat 6-8pm/1-3pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Introduction to DSLR Camera Photography (Section 2)

This course will introduce essential concepts and photographic techniques necessary to properly operate a digital SLR camera. Students learn the benefits and limitations of DSLRs in the field (project documentation and marketing). This workshop hands-on (indoor and outdoor) will cover camera functions and concepts such as aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, sensor, light, and different file formats. DSLR CAMERA REQUIRED Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: seats are available
Nov 3-Nov 14, Tues/Sat 6-8pm/1-3pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $75.00.


Introduction to Forensics

Whether you’re a fan of mysteries, the popular “CSI” television shows, or you’re interested in exploring an exciting career, this class will give you a taste of the field of forensic science. The evidence collected at a crime scene can often tell the true story of the criminal act if interpreted properly. Detection and analysis of DNA traces, fiber, hair, body fluids, fingerprints, footprints, toxic substances and illegal drugs are fundamental to the forensic scientist’s craft. Proper handling, careful observation and logical interpretation of crime scene evidence are also vital aspects of a criminal investigation. Instructed by Dr. Kristal Uhl –Blacksmith. No prerequisites. Textbook required: Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 8th edition by Richard Saferstein, ISBN: 0-13-111852-8. Instructor is Kristal Uhl-Blacksmith.
Status: seats are available
Sep 11-Nov 20, Fridays 4:30pm - 6:30pm, UH-Hilo, STB 305, $150.00.


Introduction to Mortuary Science

This fascinating workshop series will introduce participants to the science, history and culture of death in the human body. Participants will learn about the process of chemically treating the dead human body to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms to temporarily inhibit the organic decomposition, as well as government regulations regarding the embalming process. The history of funeral services from ancient times and the current practices in the US will also be studied. There are no pre-requisites, however participants must be able to look at pictures of dead bodies. Instructed by Dr. Kristal Uhl-Blacksmith. PLEASE NOTE: UH Hilo campus parking fees will apply to this class. $3 daily rate or semester long pass may be purchased. Instructor is Kristal Uhl-Blacksmith.
Status: seats are available
Sep 11-Nov 20, Fridays 2pm - 4pm, UH-Hilo, STB 305, $150.00.


Introduction to WIX, Section 1

Learn how to create stunning websites without knowing any code using FREE online software. In this introductory 3 day workshop learn how to build a website with “drag and drop tools” to promote your business or department and build your own customized website. Easily author multiple web pages filled with animations, sounds, videos, and more. Other areas that will be covered, securing a web domain (name), hosting, and more. Instructor: Joel Cook, Computer Science Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB Drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Joel Cook.
Status: seats are available
Sep 9-Sep 11, W/Th/F 1pm - 4pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $125.00.


Introduction to WIX, Section 2

Learn how to create stunning websites without knowing any code using FREE online software. In this introductory 3 day workshop learn how to build a website with “drag and drop tools” to promote your business or department and build your own customized website. Easily author multiple web pages filled with animations, sounds, videos, and more. Other areas that will be covered, securing a web domain (name), hosting, and more. Instructor: Joel Cook, Computer Science Prerequisites: 4GB+ USB Drive. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Joel Cook.
Status: seats are available
Nov 16-Nov 18, M/Tu/W 1pm - 4pm, 891 Ululani St, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $125.00.


iPhone - Beyond Just Making Calls (Section 1)

Get to know your iPhone! Learn all the basics of your phone including calling features, sending and receiving text and picture messages and how to customize settings. We'll address some of the awesome apps, like Notification Center, Camera, Safari, App Store, and Siri. Learn about security including how to block unwanted phone calls, e-mails or messages. Instructor: Anthony Liu Prerequisites: iPhone 4 or higher with a data cord. The updates (iOS) should installed. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: seats are available
Sep 15-Sep 17, Tues/Thurs 10am - 12pm, 891 Ululani St, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $60.00.


iPhone - Beyond Just Making Calls (Section 2)

Get to know your iPhone! Learn all the basics of your phone including calling features, sending and receiving text and picture messages and how to customize settings. We'll address some of the awesome apps, like Notification Center, Camera, Safari, App Store, and Siri. Learn about security including how to block unwanted phone calls, e-mails or messages. Instructor: Anthony Liu Prerequisites: iPhone 4 or higher with a data cord. The updates (iOS) should installed. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Evan Clark.
Status: seats are available
Nov 9-Nov 10, Mon/Tues 1pm - 3pm, 891 Ululani St, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $60.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners Level 1

This class is for students who have little to no background in Japanese language, or have not practiced for an extended period of time. Learn the basics of Japanese conversation, including simple greetings, vocabulary, grammar, and culture. The required textbook is Nakama 1a. Instructor is Yoko Hasegawa.
Status: No more seats are available
Sep 16-Nov 25, Wednesdays 5pm - 6:30pm, UH-Hilo, K 104, $100.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 2 (formerly Beginners)

This class is for students who know Hiragana, Katakana, and beginner's level conversation such as how to introduce yourself, to express times, and to explain simple daily activities as they learned them from last semester. The focus will be on the study of how to ask about and indicating locations. Students will also learn some Japanese culture that can help them understand the language better. Some current words and slang words will be added. The required textbook is Nakama 1a. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.
Status: seats are available
Sep 9-Dec 9, Wednesdays 5pm - 6:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $130.00.


Japanese Conversation: Beginners, Level 3 (formerly Beyond Beginners)

This class will focus on practical Japanese language skills and important cultural issues for effective communication. Students new to this class should be able to read hiragana and katakana, and know some basic greetings and verbs. This class will help you to learn fundamental kanji, and learn more basic communication skills such as making requests, expressing quantities and numbers, talking about prices, extending invitations, and ordering at a restaurant. Nakama 1b textbook is required. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.
Status: seats are available
Sep 8-Dec 8, Tuesdays 5pm - 6:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $140.00.


Japanese Conversation: Intermediate

This class will focus on advancing students’ ability to hold simple conversations. New students who would like to join must be able to read hiragana, katakana, some basic kanji and be familiar with fundamental sentence structure. This class will expand your practical knowledge of Japanese language, including stating location and distance, extending invitations, and describing people. Nakama 1b textbook is required. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.
Status: seats are available
Sep 10-Dec 10, Thursdays 5pm - 6:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $130.00.


Japanese Reading and Writing: Advanced

This class will focus on Japanese reading and writing in order to help the students’ ability to advance conversation skills. New students who would like to join must be able to easily read Hiragana and Katakana, the rudiments of Kanji and be familiar with fundamental sentence structure. This class will challenge students to expand their practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji. Textbooks required for this class will be approximately $35. Instructor will address this at the first class. Instructor Hiroko Igarashi has a BS in Mathematics, BA in Communications and MA in China-US Relations. She has many years of experience teaching Japanese to children and adults in the community, and as a UH Hilo Lecturer. Her classes are practical, fun and interactive, helping students to get the most out of every session. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.
Status: seats are available
Sep 7-Dec 7, Mondays 5pm - 6:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $140.00.


Japanese Reading and Writing: Intermediate

This class will focus on Japanese reading and writing in order to help the students’ ability to advance conversation skills. New students who would like to join must be able to read Hiragana, most of Katakana, several basic Kanji and be familiar with fundamental sentence structure. This class will move at a moderate pace and move towards increasing the students' practical knowledge of the origin and history of Japanese vocabulary and Kanji. Textbooks required for this class will be approximately $35. Instructor will address this at the first class. Instructor is Hiroko Igarashi.
Status: seats are available
Sep 7-Dec 7, Mondays 3pm - 4:30pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $140.00.


Japanese Taiko Drumming

Learn about the art and spirit of taiko drumming from one of Hilo's best: Chad Nakagawa, current leader of Taishoji Taiko. This class is open to anyone above the age of 8 and no experience is necessary. You will learn the basics of taiko as well as two compositions. Be prepared to learn a lot while working out your body and having a good time. Fee includes all materials and instruments required. Instructor is Chad Nakagawa.
Status: seats are available
Sep 14-Nov 16, Mondays 5pm - 6:30pm, UH-Hilo, CC 301, $80.00.


Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!

As seen on PBS, this one-day workshop is designed for busy adults who want to learn to play guitar, but don’t have time for weekly lessons. Students will learn basic chords, simple strumming and picking patterns, basic music theory, tuning techniques, guitar care, music resources, performances skills, play tablature and familiar songs, and more! Students must provide their own acoustic guitar. “Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!” book and Snark clip-on electric tuner are provided and included in cost of the class. Instructed by Marlene Hutchinson, creator of Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!™, who presents her 1 day workshop at colleges, universities and other locations around the United States. Her DVD airs on PBS and she has been featured on CBS, NBC, NPR (National Public Radio), Acoustic Guitar (magazine), the Women’s International Music Network, several news publications and “Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!™ is a 2014 Player’s Choice Award nominee. Instructor is Marlene Hutchinson.
Status: seats are available
Oct 24, Saturday 10am - 3pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $100.00.


Microsoft Excel Intermediate (Section 1)

Description: This course is designed for the students who want to save their time by learning useful tricks they didn't know existed. Topics include: essential functions beyond sum( ) and average( ), faster ways to use table data, mastering pivot tables, creating perfect charts, conditional formatting, importing data from web sites, working with Office Online, and other quick tricks. Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: seats are available
Nov 8, Sunday 1pm - 4pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.


Microsoft Excel Intermediate (Section 2)

Description: This course is designed for the students who want to save their time by learning useful tricks they didn't know existed. Topics include: essential functions beyond sum( ) and average( ), faster ways to use table data, mastering pivot tables, creating perfect charts, conditional formatting, importing data from web sites, working with Office Online, and other quick tricks. Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: seats are available
Nov 14, Saturday 1pm - 4pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.


Microsoft Office Essentials Computer Training - Certificate Program

Nearly every job that involves a computer requires skills with Microsoft Office (MS-Office) software. In this hands-on, fast-paced program you will learn a wide variety of ways to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher to automate your work, integrate your files and produce professional quality documents. By the end of this program you will have developed a comprehensive portfolio of documents that demonstrates your new or updated software skills. Textbook included. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.
Status: seats are available
Oct 19-Oct 23, Mon-Fri 4:30pm - 7:30pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 105, $275.00.


Microsoft PowerPoint for Educators

Have you heard of “Death by PowerPoint”, “PowerPoint fatigue,” or “PowerPoint-induced sleep”? PowerPoint presentations are so prevalent these days that the mere name of this software has become synonymous with “boring” and “mundane.” Can PowerPoint be used effectively to enhance and not impede teaching and learning? Workshop participants will examine the academic values of PowerPoint and explore real-world teaching situations, which can benefit from the use of this presentation software. This workshop will include a discussion of current practices, experiences, and success (or horror) stories about using this software as a teaching tool. PowerPoint tips and teaching techniques will be shared with participants. Instructor: Cynthia Tanaka Prerequisites: Basic Microsoft PowerPoint experience. Ability to operate a computer. Instructor is Cynthia Tanaka.
Status: seats are available
Oct 5-Oct 7, Mon/Wed 10am - 12pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $65.00.


Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10 is offered as a free upgrade to all users that currently have Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed on their machine, meaning that it is set to be a universally adopted and widely used OS. Whenever a new OS is released there is inevitably a period of uncertainty amongst end users, a whole new operating system with a new design, new features and all new functionality can sometimes take months to get to grips with – with many users never using all of the features of a new OS. The introduction to Microsoft Windows 10 workshop will help you skip this period of uncertainty and get up to speed with the latest OS from Microsoft quickly and efficiently. Instructor is Joel Cook Instructor is Joel Cook.
Status: seats are available
Dec 1-Dec 2, Tues/Wed 10am - 12pm, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $70.00.


Microsoft Word 2013 - Introduction

This Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013 training class is designed for students new to working with Microsoft Word in Windows. Students will learn to create, edit, format, and print Microsoft Word documents. Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen Instructor is Jo'el Nathansen.
Status: seats are available
Nov 12-Nov 13, Tues/Thurs 4:30pm - 6:30pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 125 - ITS Mac Lab, $65.00.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

MBSR teaches simple yet powerful practices of body scan, meditation, and gentle mindful yoga to help you to discover a deeper sense of wellness, balance, self-reliance and freedom. Taught by Bernie Schreck, a longtime instructor of meditation and mindful living, this class is for anyone interested in being proactive about their health and wellbeing. Daily home practice assignments will be given. This workshop is normally offered for $500 but will be run through CCECS for a much lower price. Take advantage of the huge discount and the long-term benefits to your body, mind and spirit. Participants will need their own yoga mat and light blanket. A Mindfulness-Stress based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl, Ph.D. and Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D is required and is available on Amazon.com. PLEASE NOTE: On Nov 14, there will be a one-day retreat that will be from 10am-5pm. Instructor is Bernie Schreck.
Status: seats are available
Sep 12-Nov 21, Saturday 1pm - 5:30pm, UH-Hilo, STB 226, $150.00.


My Relationships Under Stress: Live and Love Better

Session 2: My Relationships Under Stress: Live and Love Better (October 21st) In this second session, we focus on understanding how stress affects our relationships. Through questions, exercises, and real-life examples, we explore key ways stress can affect our attitudes, behaviors and standards currently influencing our relationships and overall quality of life. Practical tools and tips, such as “The Iceberg of Stress and Frustration”, are introduced to help us be our best by enhancing our daily communications and interactions with others, especially under difficult or stressful circumstances. Instructor is Deb Lewis.
Status: seats are available
Oct 21, Wednesday 5pm - 8pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 112, $45.00.


My Stress-Filled Life: Better Choices

Session 1: My Stress-Filled Life: Better Choices (October 14th) In this first session, we focus on understanding our stress-filled lives. Through questions, exercises, and real-life examples, we explore key ways stress directly affects us. Practical tools and tips, such as the “Top 7 Things That Happen When I’m Not At My Best”, are introduced to help us be our best and improve our daily choices, especially under difficult or stressful circumstances. Instructor is Deb Lewis.
Status: seats are available
Oct 14, Wednesday 5pm - 8pm, UH-Hilo, UCB 112, $45.00.


Presenting with Confidence [series]

Workshop Series: Two 3-hour sessions 1. How to put your best foot forward as a speaker; and 2. How to reach your audience (bundled as one workshop) Presenting with Confidence: How to Put Your Best Foot Forward as a Speaker Does giving a presentation make you feel stressed? You are not alone! Join instructor, Christine Hijirida, and discover your powers as a speaker. Build your confidence by learning how to organize your thoughts and information into an effective delivery. Learn why body language is important for a communicator to understand. Get tools and resources that you can rely on to enhance your communication skills and refine your presentations. Presenting with Confidence: How to Reach Your Audience If you want to learn why knowing your audience is key and ways to keep them engaged and energized, this course is for you. We will examine a successful presentation at an annual giving fund campaign to see how the message was transmitted, how the communicator persuaded the target audience and how to make $5,000 in 5 minutes. You will take away supporting materials with tips and techniques to make your next presentation a success. Instructor is Christine Hirijida.
Status: seats are available
Sep 17-Sep 24, Thursday 5pm - 8pm, UH Hilo, K110 / K102, $80.00.


Presenting with Confidence: How to Reach Your Audience

If you want to learn why knowing your audience is key and ways to keep them engaged and energized, this course is for you. We will examine a successful presentation at an annual giving fund campaign to see how the message was transmitted, how the communicator persuaded the target audience and how to make $5,000 in 5 minutes. You will take away supporting materials with tips and techniques to make your next presentation a success. Workshop Series: Two 3-hour sessions 1. How to put your best foot forward as a speaker; and 2. How to reach your audience (or bundled as one workshop) Instructor is Christine Hirijida.
Status: seats are available
Sep 24, Thursday 5pm - 8pm, UH Hilo, K102, $45.00.


Presenting with Confidence: How to Put Your Best Foot Forward as a Speaker

Does giving a presentation make you feel stressed? You are not alone! Join instructor, Christine Hijirida, and discover your powers as a speaker. Build your confidence by learning how to organize your thoughts and information into an effective delivery. Learn why body language is important for a communicator to understand. Get tools and resources that you can rely on to enhance your communication skills and refine your presentations. Workshop Series: Two 3-hour sessions 1. How to put your best foot forward as a speaker; and 2. How to reach your audience (or bundled as one workshop) Instructor is Christine Hirijida.
Status: seats are available
Sep 17, Thursday 5pm - 8pm, UH Hilo, K110, $45.00.


Products of the Hive

Healthy bees make many valuable products, learn how to use them all! Participants will review bee biology with a focus on products of the hive, learning how they are collected and used. The various products derived from the hive include honey, wax, royal jelly, bee venom, propolis and pollen. Some will be used to demonstrate making candles, tinctures, lotions balm. Instructor is Danielle Downey.
Status: seats are available
Oct 20, Tuesday 5pm - 8pm, UH-Hilo, STB 118, $20.00.


Recreational Paddling, section 1

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Jonah Kalima.
Status: seats are available
Sep 15-Nov 17, Tuesdays 7am - 9am, Hilo Bayfront, $100.00.


Recreational Paddling, section 2

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Jonah Kalima.
Status: seats are available
Sep 16-Nov 18, Wednesdays 7am - 9am, Hilo Bayfront, $100.00.


Recreational Paddling, section 3

Experience firsthand the power, beauty and wonder of our Hawaiian waters while learning how to paddle an outrigger canoe. Jonah Kalima teaches the fundamentals of water safety, steering, proper paddling form and technique and a brief overview of the history of canoeing. No previous paddling experience necessary. Experienced paddlers who are looking to get more time on the water without the pressure of competition are also welcome. Instructor is Jonah Kalima.
Status: seats are available
Sep 17-Nov 19, Thursdays 7am - 9am, Hilo Bayfront, $100.00.


Reputation Management for Visitor Industry Businesses

From buying toothpaste to booking a snorkel excursion, people turn to online reviews and social media before making a purchase decision. Small business owners spend years building their business and reputation, all of which can be torpedoed by negative online reviews. Yet few companies monitor their online reputation, much less take proactive steps to safeguard it. Instructor Denise Laitinen will teach you about the importance of reputation management and why it’s absolutely crucial for those businesses in Hawaii’s tourism-dependent economy. Instructor is Denise Laitinen.
Status: seats are available
Oct 24, Saturday 9am - 11am, Kealakehe High School Room F101 at 74-5000 Puohuli, $35.00.


Secrets of the Soil (Part I): Soil Biology Basics

How is soil formed? What organisms reside within it? What are the different soil types on Hawaii island? In this interactive session, we will explore the dynamics of the soil food web, the various properties of the soil, and the fundamentals of soil testing at the homestead and farm scale. Instructor is Zach Mermel.
Status: seats are available
Oct 17, Saturday 9am - 1pm, UH-Hilo, CAB 102, $40.00.


Secrets of the Soil (Part II): How to Make High Quality Compost

Ever wondered how to make compost that your plants will devour like dessert? Join us in this hands-on session as we explore strategies for dramatically enhancing the life-giving properties of the soil. Participants will gain experience constructing a biologically active compost pile. Instructor is Zach Mermel.
Status: seats are available
Oct 24, Saturday 9am - 12pm, UH-Hilo, CAB 102, $30.00.


Secrets of the Soil I and II Series

Workshop Series: 1. of the Soil (Part I): Soil Biology Basics 2. Secrets of the Soil (Part II): How to Make High Quality Compost Please see classes listed for additional information. Instructor is Zach Mermel.
Status: seats are available
Oct 17-Oct 24, Saturdays 9am-1pm/9am-12pm, UH-Hilo, CAB 102, $60.00.


Self Treatment for Pain Relief

This workshop is for people of all ages who may be experiencing some level of pain or discomfort, especially athletes or anyone with chronic pain. Learn safe and effective hands-on methods to manage your pain on your own. Hau‘oli Sayles instructs this practical, step-by-step DIY approach to pain therapy. She's a competitive athlete and a coach who is passionate about helping people conquer pain for better health and well being and spreading awareness about trigger point therapy. Class fee includes all materials required for this class: Trigger Point Therapy workbook, Back Buddy and massage ball (approximately $60). For the Shared Materials Discount ($175.00 for 2 people) please call CCECS directly at 974-7664 to register. Instructor is Hauoli Sayles.
Status: seats are available
Oct 3, Saturday 9am - 12pm, 891 Ululani Street, Room 116, $125.00.


STREAK - Free Gmail-based Customer Relationship Management "CRM" & Project Management Software

Customer relationship management (CRM) is a project management system for managing a company's or organization's interactions with current and future clients or colleagues. It often involves using technology to organize, automate, and sychronize critical tasks, follow ups, and support. Streawk lets you group together messages related to specific projects and even schedule e-mails to be sent at a future time of your choice. The free browser extension for Google Chrome lets you place e-mails, files, contacts and information related to something you want to track, like a deal, job candidate or specific task for a larger project, into a box. Instructor is Mark Kimura.
Status: seats are available
Dec 1, Tuesday TBD, 891 Ululani Street, 2nd Floor (SeniorNet Lab), $55.00.


The Beatles in Your Soul

Delve into the world of the Beatles with the author of The Beatles and Their Revolutionary Bass Player, an Amazon best-seller. Dennis Alstrand will take you on a journey to explore the story of the Beatles, take a look at the music industry of the times, and discover new ways to listen to their music. Whether you’ve caught Beatlemania or not, you will gain a whole new level of appreciation of the Beatles, their success, and their music. Instructor is Dennis Alstrand.
Status: seats are available
Sep 30-Oct 28, Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7pm, UH-Hilo, STB 118, $40.00.