Learning Central offers dozens of summer classes online

 The continuing education program at Central Arizona College is offering a solution to avoiding sizzling temperatures and soaring gas prices this summer.

Central is offering more than 50 online non-credit courses that require no commuting, just a computer and Internet access. Course work can be done at any time of the day or night.

That means you could take the courses from home or the office. You could even take them with you if you’re headed to the beach or the mountains for vacation.

The $99 courses run for six weeks, plus a two-week grace period at the end.

There are two summer starting dates. The first is June 21, and the second is July 19.

More than four dozen courses, each complete with an instructor to help you, are offered via Learning Central. Instruction is interactive, informative and convenient, says Sandy Ochoa-Marek, continuing education program manager.

The wide variety of topics ranges from grant writing to learning to buy and sell on eBay and from understanding adolescents to assisting aging parents. There’s a class on forensic science and one on genealogy. There’s one on eliminating debt.

There are several that deal with computer software, such as digital photography, designing Web pages and an introduction to QuickBooks.

The menu of courses is contained in Central’s continuing education summer schedule which is available in various locations in communities throughout the area.  The schedule also is listed online at www.centralaz.edu/lrncentral.

The site contains descriptions of each course and instructions for getting started.

Additional information is available from Penny Miller, program assistant, by calling her at (520) 494-01.

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