Workshops and Continuing Education
Celebrate Learning as a Life-Long Adventure!
Continuing Education and Community Programs (CE) is a division of Sierra Nevada College created to serve the local and regional communities, and to promote lifelong learning. CE classes serve a variety of ages; some offer the option of receiving college credit.
Open Access Classes & Workshops
Sierra Nevada College and Community Chorus
Choir Director: Donna Axton
Do you love to sing? Would you enjoy singing great music with a group of fellow music-lovers who are serious about music and about having fun at the same time?
Join the SNC Chorus. We are a high-level performing group made up of community members as well as SNC undergraduate students. We perform 3 concerts: a Winter Concert in early December; A Spring Concert in April; and a “Broadway” Concert in mid –May, on the Wednesday before the college’s graduation.
We meet Monday evenings during the SNC semester. Fall semester rehearsals start the Monday after Labor Day and Spring semester rehearsals start the Monday after Martin Luther King Day.
- Schedule: Mondays, 5:30 – 7:30pm
- Location: David Hall rm. 103
- Registration: $50
For more information
Music Program Chair
Instructor: Shawnie Personius
Tap into your creativity! Come take a fun class in ceramics and work in clay at the Holman Arts & Media Center. You’ll learn how to throw pots on the wheel, other clay building techniques, and how to glaze and fire your pieces, then take home your finished, fired ceramic creations. All levels of experience welcome.
- Session 1: Jan 20th – March 9th
Session 2: March 23rd – May 11th
- Schedule: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm
- Location: Holman Arts & Media Center, 1st floor ceramics studio
- Fee: $225. Includes clay, glazes, and firings
For More Information:
Sheri Leigh O'Connor
Chair, Department of Fine Arts
Summer Art Workshops
SNC offers a variety of summer workshops given by nationally known ceramists, glass artists, painters, sculptors, printmakers, digital artists, musicians, photographers, paper makers, jewelers, and more.
On Tuesday night at 7pm, each week during the workshops, we’ll host our “Meet the Artist” lecture in the Prim Library, which will be immediately followed by an informal reception in the Tahoe Gallery.
AIARE Level 1 – Intro to Winter Backcountry Skills
Instructor: Daryl Teittinen
New section added by popular demand!
This class includes the nationally recognized AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) Level 1 curriculum. Learn to recognize and assess avalanche hazardous conditions, choose appropriate terrain and safe travel techniques, and perform avalanche rescues. The course provides a framework for decision-making and risk management in avalanche terrain through both classroom instruction and field experience. Successful students will receive an AIARE L1 certificate.
The class meets for two evening classroom sessions and three field days. The course is fast paced and the material builds on itself, so it’s important to attend all of every session.
- Schedule: Feb 22, 23, & 26 – 28, 2016
Monday Feb 22: classroom session, 6 – 9pm, Patterson 213
Tuesday Feb 23: classroom session, 6 – 9pm, Patterson 213
Friday Feb 26 – Sunday Feb 28: field days, 8am – 4pm
- Fee: $295.00
- Location: TCES Rm 206, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
Wilderness First Responder Training
Instructor: Rosie Hackett
For anyone who spends significant time in remote places, the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses will prepare you to manage medical emergencies for multiple days. Learn the current techniques, protocols and controversies in wilderness medicine through both classroom training and realistic outdoor scenarios. Recognized by the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI). Includes WMI Adult and Child CPR & Airway Management certification.
Wilderness First Responder
- January 4 – 13, 2016
- $710.00 (tuition only)
- Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
Intensive 80-hour curriculum includes a full-scale night mock rescue. Covers topics including long-term patient care, wound management, straightening angulated fractures, reducing dislocations, litter packaging and administering medications.
Wilderness First Responder Recertification
- January 15 – 17, 2016
- $310.00 (tuition only)
- Sierra Nevada College in Tahoe/Incline Village, NV
Join the leader in wilderness medicine for a three-day scenario-based course to review and practice evacuation and decision making guidelines. Ideal for current Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness EMTs. Pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT CEUs by CECBEMS.
Note: All students are required to submit a photocopy of their WFR certification card and complete a WRITTEN EXAM on the first day of the course.
Expand Your Horizons – College Classes for All
Take classes from talented faculty who have distinguished careers in their field. Anyone 14 years of age and older can enroll to audit undergraduate SNC classes for up to 6 credits per semester, subject to space availability and instructor approval. Registration opens the Friday before the semester start. The cost is $60 per credit plus course fees and books.
Due to time constraints, the best way to register to audit classes is in person in the Registrar’s Office, David Hall Rm. 208, Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm. If you cannot come in in person, or need additional information, contact the office at 775-881-7551.
To expedite your registration, please complete the following before contacting the Registrar’s Office:
- Find the class(es) you want to audit in the Class Schedule.
- Check the Dynamic Class Schedule to check space availability in the class(es) you want to audit.
- Fill out the NPD Enrollment Application (Not Proceeding Towards a Degree) and bring it with you to the Registrar’s Office to register.