Personal Enrichment Classes Tri-C 

Tri-C encourages community members of all ages to participate in hands-on, informative events and classes which will build skills to enhance your life.

Enroll online or call 216-987-3075 to register over the phone.

Click for more information on our currently offered courses:
American Sign Language: Applications
Basic American Sign Language
Career Management Skills – The Headhunter Approach
Conflict: Causes, Management, and Resolution
Conflict Management Skills for HR, Business and Community Services Managers
Consumer Advocacy
Cosmology: Explore the Universe
Creative Journaling & Visualization 
Education and Diversity
Egyptian Galleries Tour – Cleveland Museum of Art
Emergency & Assistance Signing
Event & Party Planning 101
Foreign Language & Culture for the Traveler
Getting Paid to Talk, Making Money with Your Voice 
Kids Foreign Language & Culture Academy
Managing Your Money
Managing Health Care Costs in Retirement
Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits 
Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's: The Basics
Mystical World of Metaphysics
Observational Astronomy
Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Paranormal Investigation
Reiki I
Steps for Achieving Good Credit
Successful Women Think Differently
The Classic Tailoring Program
The Law: What are your Rights? 
Where's Your Buffalo: Tactics that Work
Women’s Self Defense; Shock, Scream, Run
Workplace Diversity


Personal Trainer Certification
This certification course prepares students to practice as a professional Personal Fitness Trainer. The course includes 16 hours of classroom learning, 16 hours of practical training, 4 hours of testing and a 30-hour internship to walk you into job opportunities. Topics include anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing and health assessment, nutrition, exercise prescription, equipment usage, special populations, legal and safety issues.

Fee: $699
Textbook is required and not included in the course fee. Call to order 888-330-9487 (www.witseducation.com)

For more information, please contact Nancy Feighan: 216-987-4307 or nancy.feighan@tri-c.edu.



Beginning Quilting
Join us in time for a Holiday project, or just as a new hobby.
The way you make a quilt today is the same way it was made
200 years ago!  All the basic quilt terms will be discussed
as well as types of quilts, fabric and batting requirements,
and much, much more.  We will make a simple Nine Patch block
which will get you started on a fun journey in the art of quilt making. 
A supply list will be provided after registration.
 
Maximum number of students: 8

Eastern Campus: Tue, Nov 4-Dec 9, 7-9 PM, CRN 42281
Fee: $79



The Classic Tailoring Program
12-week fast-track training course:

Basic fundamentals of apparel tailoring and alteration Sewing fundamentals Professional-level alterations and repair

Fee: $799.00
For more information, please contact Nancy Feighan: 216-987-4307 or nancy.feighan@tri-c.edu.




Successful Women Think Differently
Everyone makes first impressions all the time, so how can you improve the impression you make? We all make instantaneous first impressions of others as well.  They are quick, powerful and surprisingly accurate. This seminar is designed to sharpen your way of thinking about how you project yourself and how better to position yourself for the outcomes you want. Create a new you! 

Western Campus: Thu, Nov 18, 7:00-9:00 PM, CRN 41333
Cost: $29 



Consumer Advocacy
Consumer Advocacy - thieves wear both white and blue collars so you must be an informed consumer!  In this course, you will learn how to constructively fight for your rights and if necessary, fight back effectively and gain invaluable tools to protect your credit, your savings and your identity. Don't be a victim, knowledge is power!
Protecting yourself from identity theft
Understanding and obtaining estimates for repairs
General means to repair your credit
Legalese in contracts and invoices that are used to con consumers
How to identify and research contractors that are reputable or who are con artists
If you have been victimized, know your right to sue in municipal court and how to prepare to do so

Eastern Campus: Tue, Thu, Feb 10-19, 6:30-8:30 PM, CRN 41409
Cost: $59



Social Media 101
Social media has changed how we communicate. 
This hands-on, introductory course will provide
a working knowledge of the top three social media
outlets; Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. 
This course is designed for the beginner whose
experience with these emerging social media trends
is limited.  Business and personal applications
will be introduced.

Eastern Campus: Thu, Nov 6, 7-9 PM, CRN 42382
Cost $29



Steps for Achieving Good Credit
Learn how to greatly improve your credit score by following true methods not fraud or scams that you pay to have your credit repaired or eliminated. Learn how to get your free credit report, how to read it and develop a plan to good credit. Learn how to best strategize for a purchase of a home or refinance of current mortgage.
 
Cost $19



Managing Your Money
Are you frustrated with never feeling ahead?  Have you argued about
where the money went last month?  Are you able to save and feel
financially secure?  Would you like to better handle debt and
monthly commitments? This course will help you learn the basics
of controlling your finances instead of feeling they control you.  
This course will include:
-Formulating a household budget that works
-Identifying and communicating priorities
-Realistic savings strategies and debt reduction 

Eastern Campus: Wed, Oct 29, 7-9 PM, CRN 41539
Western Campus: Thu, Nov 6, 7-9 PM, CRN 41547
Cost: $24



Managing Your Health Care Costs in Retirement
You will gain an understanding regarding the challenge of adequate
retirement income and creating a plan to address future
health care needs.

 

Eastern Campus: Wed, Oct 22, 7-9 PM, CRN 41540
Western Campus: Thu, Oct 23, 7-9 PM, CRN 41541
Cost: $24


 

 

 


The Law: What are your Rights
We are affected by the decisions of the high court on a daily basis. 
Determining the scope of our rights is not always easy.  In this exciting
course, you will explore and discuss landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases,
based on the Bill of Rights.  You will examine the steps from local trial all
the way up to the Supreme Court.  You may be surprised at how certain
outcomes have affected everyday life.

Eastern Campus: Tue, Oct 28-Nov 18, 6:30-8:30 PM, CRN 41545
Cost: $59




Conflict: Causes Management & Resolution
Conflict appears in every aspect of life, among colleagues, neighbors, educators, students, and within close interpersonal relationships.  Learn the techniques for identifying and managing the eventual differences that will come between those who are ideally working toward the same goal.  This practical, hands-on course will help you to practice effective conflict engagement skills that will help you keep projects, relationships, and work environments focused on the intended outcomes. 

Eastern Campus, Tue, Nov 4-25, 7-9:99 PM, CRN 41500
Cost: $69




Workplace Diversity
Our global economy is bringing diverse groups together in the workplace as never before.  A knowledge and appreciation of cultural backgrounds is critical, and this class will highlight how race, class and gender help determine an individual’s chances of working toward a comfortable life.

Eastern Campus, Mon, Nov 10-17, 7-9:00 PM, CRN 41501
Cost: $39



Career Management Skills - The Headhunter Approach
Learn to think like the professionals who discover and pursue talent. 
Position yourself to find the opportunities you want, rather than
settling for whatever you can find.  Create demand for what you have
to offer by determining the passions and priorities that will direct
you to a specific career path.  This program will teach very specific
career management techniques utilizing the methodologies of executive
recruiters.  Your networking will be enhanced and you will be able to
target companies and contacts. 

Eastern Campus, Thu, Oct 23, 6-9PM, CRN 41525
Cost: $39 

 

Where's Your Buffalo: Tactics that Work
Where’s Your Buffalo? Career Tactics That Work 
Determine your career direction using tactics that amplify your
relationships, education and experience.  Now is the time to
become the ultimate salesperson for yourself.  Learn how to sharpen
your focus on what you have to offer the marketplace and how to build
your own personal brand.  Topics will include: 
-Moving from being a reactive job seeker to a proactive job hunter
-Determining your destination, and removing obstacles
-Building and maintaining a dynamic, results-oriented network
-Networking techniques that take the cold out of cold calling

Eastern Campus, Nov 13, 6-9PM, CRN 41552                            
Cost: $39

 

Getting Paid to Talk, Making Money with Your Voice
This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. The class is informative, fun, interactive and a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting professionally.

Westshore Campus: Mon, Nov 3, 6:30-9:00 PM, CRN 40984
Cost: $39



Event & Party Planning 101
Party Planning 101-Create events that become lasting memories!  From concept to the actual event, you will be given the tools to throw fabulous celebrations.  Take the stress and drama out of planning and enjoy it for what it is – a PARTY! Setting your budget. “To Theme or Not to Theme? That is the Question!” what is the theme of your event Planning your logistics-Sights, Sounds, and Sensations (i.e. décor, DJ, menu/libations)Resources, staging and execution.

Eastern Campus: Tue, Thu, Nov 4-20, 6:30-8:30 PM, CRN 41408
Cost: $59



Paranormal Investigation 
This fascinating class explores the unseen, intriguing work of the paranormal, addresses theories on ghosts and hauntings, and offers techniques for researching and investigating paranormal activity. You will be amazed by the discussion of earthbound spirits, electronic voice phenomena and the type of field investigation that goes into paranormal investigation. Come experience the seen and unseen world that you have been missing.

Cost: $79



Cosmology
Find out what’s out there. Really out there. Like hundreds of thousands, millions and even billions of light years away! We’ll take you places that you may not even know exist but we’ll be back in time for dinner. Explore how stars die, the formation of galaxies, the age and size of the Universe. We’ll even find out what Dark Matter and Dark Energy might be.

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
Walter R Schuele Planetarium
28728 Wolf Rd, Bay Village 44140

Cost: $60



Observational Astronomy
What can we see in the night and daytime skies?  What’s the best way to view the Moon? How do you know if that point of light is a planet?  What exactly is a meteor and why are there sometimes “showers” of them?  Are there any other galaxies that are visible to the unaided eye?  What amazing things can we see with a good pair of binoculars?  We’ll be answering these questions and more!

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
Walter R Schuele Planetarium
28728 Wolf Rd, Bay Village 44140

Wed, Nov 19-Dec 17, 7-8:30 PM, CRN 41503
Cost: $60



Egyptian Galleries Tour - Cleveland Museum of Art

Who were the Pharaohs?  Why were many Egyptian gods part human, part animal? How were the pyramids connected to the afterlife?  Come along on this guided tour and learn the fascinating background of this ancient land. You will discover an ancient world of artifacts, amulets, mummies, art and legends.

Cleveland Museum Of Art
11150 East Blvd.
Cleveland 44106

Wed, Oct 29, 7-8 PM, CRN 41544
Cost: $15


 
Mystical World of Metaphysics
Explore new sources of consciousness through learning how to use energy to Astral Travel, to see Past Lives, to see people’s auras, learn about our bodies energy centers and what they represent, and how to cleanse and heal water.

Western Campus: Mon, Nov 10-24, 7:00-9:00 PM, CRN 41306
Cost: $59



Reiki I
Learn to define Reiki and the five principles of Reiki. Discuss the history of the Usui System of natural healing for Reiki. Learn Reiki ethics and protocol and receive a Reiki 1 attunement. Learn hand positions for self Reiki. Identify hand positions for treatment of others. Experience and practice receiving and giving Reiki treatments using all hand positions.

Westshore Campus: Tue, Thu, Nov 4 & 6, 6:00-9:00 PM, CRN 41305
Cost:  $85



Women's Self Defense: Shock, Scream, Run
This practical course is designed to build self-confidence by using a woman’s natural flexibility (rather than strength) to shock an assailant, scream in a way that draws attention, and run to safety. There will be warm-ups and cool-downs, and pairings will be used for actual practice. Add to the fun by inviting a friend.

Western Campus: Mon, Nov 10-17, 7-9 PM, CRN 41527
Cost: $39



Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's: The Basics
If you would like to gain understanding of these conditions, this course
will be helpful. This program is designed to provide you with the basic
information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what
they mean to all of us. It incorporates video interviews with professionals,
patients with dementia, and caregivers discussing real life issues.

Cost: $39



Creative Journaling & Visualization
Put the power of your words and images to work for you accomplishing your goals, achieving your dreams, and connecting your words with action. You will be shown how to construct visualization maps, how to structure your journaling and use affirmations and imagery to unleash your creative potential! 

Eastern Campus: Tue, Thu, Oct 21-30, 6:30-8:30 PM, CRN 41407
Cost: $59





Foreign Language & Culture for the Traveler
Introduce yourself to a foreign language & culture in order to survive and thrive in a visit to an international destination!  Learn to effectively meet and greet, check into a hotel, order food in a restaurant, ask for directions and more!  Gain significant cultural insights into the customs, traditions and way of life, as well!
Taught at the Beginner’s level. No prior language ability is assumed.  
Cost: $85

Spanish Language & Culture for the Traveler I
Western Campus: Mon, Oct 6-27, 6:30-8:30 PM, CRN 41302


French Language & Culture for the Traveler I
Western Campus: Tue, Oct, 7- 28, 6:30-8:30 PM, CRN 41301


Mandarin Chinese Language & Culture for the Traveler I
Western Campus: Wed, Oct 8-29, 6:30-8:30 PM, CRN 41528



German Language & Culture for the Traveler I
Western Campus: Thu, Oct 9-30, 6:30-8:30 PM, CRN 41303



Kids Foreign Language & Culture Academy
Introduce your kids to Foreign Language & Culture from a variety of choices!  They will explore the basics and fundamentals of language, traditions and way of life, appropriate for their age group in a fun, engaging environment, which includes song and enjoyable activities!!
Courses are taught at the Beginner’s level. No prior language ability is assumed

All classes will be held at the Western Campus, Sat, Oct 18 thru Nov 8
Students ages 7-9, 10:00 AM to Noon
Students ages 10-12, 12:30-2:30 PM
Cost: $49

French Language & Culture for Children I, Ages 7-9
CRN 41307 


French Language & Culture for Children I, Ages 10-12
CRN 41308


Spanish Language & Culture for Children I, Ages 7-9
CRN 41309


Spanish Language & Culture for Children I, Ages 10-12
CRN 41312


German Language & Culture for Children I, Ages 7-9
CRN 41313


German Language & Culture for Children I, Ages 10-12
CRN 41314


Mandarin Chinese Language & Culture for Children I, Ages 7-9
CRN 41529


Mandarin Chinese Language & Culture for Children I, Ages 10-12
CRN  41530


Basic American Sign Language
There are over 2 million deaf people in the U.S. and American Sign
Language is the fourth most used language in the country. 
You will learn to communicate effectively with deaf friends,
relatives and neighbors. This class is educational and enjoyable. 
Topics will include:
-Deaf protocol
-Language Grammar and Structure
-Manual Alphabet A to Z
-ASL Manual Hand Shapes
-Learning to Fingerspell

Cost: $59



American Sign Language: Applications
This course builds upon the basics learned in the previous course. 
A brief review of the previous learning will be followed by training
in applying concepts to additional situations.  Some of the areas in
which you will gain experience include:
-Formulating questions, processing answers
-Learning numbers, addresses, directions
-Opposites, colors,
-Family identification, emergencies

Eastern Campus: Wed, Nov 5-19, 7-9 PM, CRN 41537
Cost: $59



Emergency & Assistance Signing
First responders, teachers, caretakers, and anyone assisting
the public will benefit from an awareness of how to handle
situations where a deaf individual may be at risk or need special
attention.  A knowledge of ADA requirements and
other topics will include:
-When a certified interpreter must be present
-Saving valuable time with deaf injured
-Reducing frustration for you and the deaf
-Building a positive image of First Responders
-Calming an injured person

Eastern Campus: Mon, Oct 27, 7-9 PM, CRN 41538
Cost: $39




Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine
How and why does acupuncture work? Explore the nature of qi (chi) and its role in wellness, how cultural differences impacted the practice of Eastern and Western medicine, and why exercises like tai chi are considered medicine in China. We will examine research on the relationship between emotional and physical health reflective of Chinese practices and the brain’s role in health and wellness. Topics will include: 

  • History and philosophy, yin and yang, modalities of traditional Chinese medicine
  • Fundamental textures of traditional Chinese medicine, qi breathing
  • Meridians, causes of disharmony
  • Triple burner breathing

Cost: $69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to reach us

Fran Tomba
216-987-2333
frances.tomba@tri-c.edu

Campus Locations:
Western Campus
11000 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44130

Westshore Campus
31001 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH 44145

Eastern Campus
4250 Richmond Road
Highland Hills, OH 44122

Metropolitan Campus
2900 Community College Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Corporate College West
25425 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145

Refund Policy

A 100% refund is given if a completed withdrawal request is received before the class begins for open enrollment courses. No refund is given after the class start date. 

 

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