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Personal Enrichment

This page highlights some personal enrichment short courses that present an excellent way to add a new skill or just try something new! Many more topics are available. Once you have clicked on a course/category link feel welcome to use the search function in the full catalog to find the course that is right for you.

Individuals who are age 50 or better may also be interested in the content and social engagement offered by the Society for Lifelong Learning


Learn how to use your digital camera to take better photos of people, landscapes, animals, and more, and how to edit them.


Courses available include creative writing, fiction writing, technical writing, writing for fun, writing for a purpose, writing for particular audiences, and even courses on grammar and editing.


Gain a solid foundation in drawing using paper, Illustrator CS6, or Indesign CS6.


Learn the fundamentals of music theory and guitar basics.


Learn conversational sign language, French, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish. Writing and grammar courses for ESL are also available.


Get started learning how to research your family, capture their stories with scrapbooking, and write your own life story

Healthy Living & Weight Loss

Learn how to grow your own edibles in your garden, prepare delicious and nutritious meals, and maintain a healthy weight.

Mental Health

Explore mindfulness, stress management, and how to maintain healthy relationships.

Child Development
Discover how to homeschool, encourage language development in your young child, how to understand your teenager, and more.

Women’s Health
Learn about women’s health issues including women’s rights, pregnancy, and preventing violence.


Find out how to support your parents as they age or to prepare yourself for the changes ahead. If you need more in-depth training to care for someone, you may be interested in becoming a Home Healthcare Aide.

A Parent's Continued Growth

This class series designed by the Family Resource Program at the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex is designed to enhance parenting skills and knowledge.

Public Speaking

Learn how to speak and present information more effectively to a large or small group.

Managing Money

Explore the basics of personal finance and how to achieve your financial goals.

Goal Setting & Time Management

Learn effective strategies for putting the important things first.

Assertiveness & Leadership

Gain the respect of others, develop your leadership skills, and exert more control over your daily life.


This page highlights some of our most popular online courses. But if one of the courses on this page isn't right for you, feel free to browse other course options at the links below:

Availability of format varies by topic. Read the course description carefully so that you understand the format for the course you select. Most courses are completely self-paced, fully online, and available whenever you are ready to enroll.

Other formats include:

  • “Instructor-Led” online courses have specific course begin dates and you participate as part of a cohort. These feature an instructor-moderated discussion board so you can interact with your fellow students.
  • “Live online” or “remote” courses have scheduled meeting times that include a live instructor.
  • In-person training is available in a few cases.

Most personal enrichment courses are short courses that simply come with a certificate of completion. None of these courses count for university credit. If you are interested in preparing for an industry certification or other career training, click on the link to the Career Training catalog above or contact us using the form above and we can help you locate the right training for you.


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 Last Modified 5/19/21