Receive an overview and learn the major PC applications, including Windows, Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint. Each week — another session of training and more!

CPX-115         6 sessions (21 hours) / $185

MW             Mon. & Wed., 6:15-9:15pm, Mon. Sept. 11-Oct. 2 & Wed. Sept. 27

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Learn menu commands; edit and copy; format- ting, fonts and attributes, paragraph alignment, bullets, numbering.

CPX-260     3 sessions (9 hours) / $105

M            Mon., 6:15-9:15pm, Oct. 16-Nov. 6 (skip 10/30)

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Create, edit, save, print worksheets; construct formulas, columns, rows; format text and cells; learn copying; introduction to charts.

CPX-230     3 sessions (9 hours) / $165

M                Mon., 6:15-9:15pm, Nov. 13-27

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Need to make an impressive presentation in front of a group? Step-by-step instructions to create, edit, print and file slides, outlines, speaker’s notes, and handouts.

CPX-240     3 sessions (9 hours) / $125

W               Wed., 6:15-9:15pm, Oct. 4-18

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This is the ideal course for the Project Manager or a project team to track and manage a project! Learn to balance the project’s scope, cost, time and resources efficiently.  Create schedules, using Gantt Charts, Calendar Views, Resource Sheets, creating and customizing reports, work breakdown structures and milestones.

CPX-213     4 sessions (12 hours) / $135

W               Wed., 6:15-9:15pm, Oct. 25-Nov. 15

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Robert Kueper, Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology Dept.-QCC, Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Master Accredited System, Engineer (MASE- HP), CompTIA A+ and Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Associate certified

This course introduces the use and features of smartphones in modern life and how to create working smart phone applications. Registrants will create “apps” using the Intel XDK developer software. After this initial experience, basics of HTML 5 programming language will be introduced with a minimum of JavaScript programming to introduce the student to the needs of more advanced application development.  Students will run their apps in the Emulator, and distribute apps into their smart phone environment. No programming knowledge necessary. Registrants can enroll for entire courses or per module sessions below.

CPX-444 T:    3 sessions (7.5 hours) / Tues., 6-8:30pm

Register for Each (2.5 hours) @ $45 • Register for All Three @ $105

T1:  Oct. 3            Intro to Intel XDK Cross Developer Application Software

T2:  Oct. 10          Make Simple Smart Phone Applications

T3:  Oct. 17          Make More Advanced Smart Phone Applications

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Recommended: Knowledge of the Mac or Windows Operating System

Alvin Estrada, M.A. +30 credits, Lecturer-Dep’t of Mathematics & Computer Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Adjunct Prof.-Dep’t of Mathematics & Computer Science at Adelphi University, Technical Asst.-Dep’t of Mathematics, Computer Science & Information Technology at Nassau Community College, and; Stacey Estrada, BS, instructor  - Adult Education Glen Cove School District.

Register for all three (3) classes below at the initial time of registration for $125.

•  Facebook®: Personal Use

Topics include: news feed, networks, friends, inbox, poking, commenting, likes, tagging, photo albums, online chat, notifications, following, trending and more.

CPX-510     Z1 / 1 session (6 hours) / $55 / Sun., 10am-4pm, Sept. 24 (S. Estrada)

•  LinkedIn®, Pinterest®, Twitter®: Networking

Topics include: connections, news feed, inbox, commenting, notifications, following, followers, trending, tweets, twitter stream, hashtags, quotes and more.

CPX-510     Z2 / 1 session (6 hours) / $55 / Sun., 10am-4pm, Oct. 1 (S. Estrada)

•  Instagram®, Pinterest®, Shutterfly®: Photo Storage, Sharing & Blogging

Topics include: upload, boards, pins, likes, search, following, photo albums, sharing and more.

CPX-510               Z3 / 1 session (6 hours) / $55 / Sun., 10am-4pm, Oct. 8 (S. Estrada)

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Acquire the basic skills needed to auction, sell, and buy, including how to list postings and more on these popular online sites. Topics include: the resolution center, profiles, reviews, ratings, and searches.

CPX-515      Z / 1 session (6 hours) / $55 / Sun., 10am-4pm, Oct. 15 (S. Estrada)

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Attain information on how to decide which device to buy among the various iPads, iPhones and iPod touches on the market. Topics include: the basics of navigating, getting organized, keeping your device up to date, customization, personalize your settings, learn awesome apps that are available.

CPX-451    ZA / 1 session (3 hours) / $35 / Sun., 10am-1pm, Oct. 22 (A. Estrada)

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Designed for those who want an introductory tour and learn how to store and access your photos, music, and documents through your computer, smartphone, and tablet devices. Learn the “what, why and how” to use the cloud storage on the Internet for personal use. Topics include: how to find free and paid cloud storage site on the Internet, learn streaming of audio, movies, and other rich media.

CPX-135 Z   1 session (3 hours) / $35 / Sun, 10am-1pm, Oct. 29 (A. Estrada)

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Topics include: Flipboard, Goodreads, Groupon, Instagram, LivingSocial, Pinterest, Snapchat, Waze, Yelp and more. Recommended: Knowledge of the Mac or Windows Operating System

CPX-518 Z / 1 session (6 hours) / $55 / Sun, 10am-4pm, Dec. 3 (S. Estrada)

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Acquire the basic skills needed to take advantage of the features the Mac has to offer to use the Internet for enjoying music. Learn various features, tools, and tricks available in the Mac Operating System.  Topics include: the basics of downloading, streaming, navigating, playlists, searching, playing, and more.

CPX-453 ZA               1 session (3 hours) / $35 / Sun., 10am-1pm, Nov. 5 (S. Estrada)

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Leo Correa, Central University-Bogota DC (District of Columbia), multimedia & visual artists, lead photographer – Queensborough Office of Marketing & Communications

Explore the basic principles of becoming proficient with your digital camera (whether you have an advance digital "dSLR" or a casual compact camera) and the art of photography. Learn how to utilize manual camera operation to produce photographs by applying basic technical skills.

Topics include: exposure, composition, portrait & landscape techniques, design in photography, and basic retouching and production techniques. Weekly assignments, walking tours, photo demonstrations and group critiques are integral course components.

Recommended: Computer skills with ability to use peripherals, working via personal email accounts, knowledge of image formats and technical jargon.

ARX-260     TR / 8 sessions (22 hours) / $155 / Tues & Thurs, 6-8:45pm, Sept. 26-Oct. 19

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Leo Correa, Central University-Bogota DC (District of Columbia), multimedia & visual artists, lead photographer – Queensborough Office of Marketing & Communications

Explore and practice documentary photography as one of the most effective and inspiring disciplines. Learn to use your lens - both the camera and your personal vantage point - to capture a reality and communicate its complexity within a given social context.

Registrants will create and share an assigned short-term project by “sightseeing” an area of interest chosen within your neighborhood (i.e. local churches, social clubs, associations, parks, community councils, cemeteries, etc.). Your selection will be agreed by all class registrants and then analyzed by everyone.

The culmination of the class will include a final photographic exhibition and critique session, presenting students’ main body of photographic work.

Lectures, additional out-of-classroom assignments, analysis of professional portfolios, field trips and critique sessions are integral components of this class. Post production and retouching software options include Adobe® Lightroom and Photoshop.

Recommended: basic photography experience and photo-editing skills.

ARX-263     SA / 5 sessions (12.5 hours) / $95 / Sat, 10am-12:30pm, Oct. 28-Nov. 25

NOTE: No skip date. Class held on 11/25

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Daniel McKleinfeld, BA, Columbia University, Senior College Lab Technician, Social Sciences Dept.-QCC

Whether you are a complete novice to digital imaging, a graphics designer, or a photographer who just wants to take good-looking images and make them look great, this course is designed to make the most out of your digital images! Learn how to make the best of your photographs and digital images with this project-orientated course, for modifying your images using the industry standard graphics program: Adobe Photoshop (CS516).

CPX-405               MW / 10 sessions (20 hours) / $165 / Mon & Wed, 6:30-8:30pm, Nov. 6-(ends Mon.) Dec. 11 (skip 11/22)

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Stacey Estrada, BS, instructor  - Adult Education Glen Cove School District

Acquire the basic skills to take advantage of the features, tools, and tricks available on Shutterfly. Get your photos. Save time with the Smart Autofill feature.  Edit your photos and text. Personalize your photo book with a range of styles for every occasion and custom features. Add photos from Shutterfly, Facebook or Instagram. Recommended: Bring your pictures on a USB flash drive.

CPX-458     Z / 1 session (6 hours) / $55 / Sun, 10am-4pm, Nov. 19

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Katalin Papp-Gyokeny, MFA (NY School of Visual Arts), award-winning artist

Drawing Your Heart Out

Learn traditional principles and contemporary techniques in drawing. Attain a greater working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. Introduce narrative ideas, collaborative projects and conceptual art techniques.

Required art supplies: tracing paper, sharpener, charcoal, pen and ink.

ARX-102               8 sessions (16 hours) / $145 plus approximate cost of supplies is $30

ZA              Sun., 10am-noon, Oct 1-Nov. 19

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Katalin Papp-Gyokeny, MFA (NY School of Visual Arts), award-winning artist

Astonishing Watercolors

Learn to create astonishing watercolors using techniques ranging from dry-into-dry, wet-into- wet and wet-into-dry and explore color, composition, and texture. Paint still life, nature, portrait, and figure.

Required  art  supplies: For  painting– artist quality  watercolor  set, 1  round #10 sable brush (fingernail size), 1  flat sabeline brush (2 finger- nail size), natural sponge, container for water, 2B pencil, kneaded eraser, scrap paper for sketching and cold press watercolor  paper pad. For texturing– spray bottle, kitchen salt, rubbing alcohol.

ARX-120               8 sessions (24 hours) / $215 plus approximate cost of supplies is $100

ZP              Sun., noon-3pm, Oct 1-Nov. 19

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Mary L. Dono, MS, Doctor of Education, Instructional Leadership

ARX-304 M: Mondays @ 7-8:30pm Register for Each @ $30 (1.5 hours) Register for All Four @ $100 (6 hours)

Sculpture: Learn about the descriptions of types, materials, and purpose for sculpture, with a focus on the lives and work of these sculptors, and others.

M1: September 25

• Auguste Rodin, a French sculptor, possessed a unique ability to model a complex, turbulent, deeply pocketed surface in clay.

M2: October 23

• Constantin Brâncusi, a Romanian painter, photographer, and sculptor, is considered the Patriarch of Modern Sculpture.

M3: November 20

• Isamu Noguchi, American artist and land- scape architect, is known for his sculpture and public works, as well as his stage sets and furniture.

M4: December 11

• Fernando Botero, Colombian figurative artist and sculptor, who depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume.

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Winston Huggins, Ph.D. - NYU, is professor of art and communication, painter, and media designer. He is the inventor of the Ezpal Art Studio, and creator of the Optimalart Creativity Program, in addition to myriad programs across the globe on World Art. He has had exhibitions at venues including the Brooklyn Museum, Lever House, and the National Gallery of Jamaica. He is recipient of a New York State Council on the Arts grant to encourage creativity and studio art education.

This course presents creativity through the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Picture scaling, linear and tonal drawing, and optimalart color mixing on the painting techniques are featured. Intercultural art probes, working from memory, imagination, and observation. Focus on portraits, still life, and landscapes, and the abstract shapes in realistic compositions.

Note: This workshop will be held outdoors on QCC Campus. If inclement weather, make-up dates will be arranged.

ARX-212     SA / 6 sessions (18 hours) / $145 / Sat, 9:30am-12:30pm, Oct. 7-Nov. 11

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Rita Plush, author of novel, Lily Steps Out, and short story collection, “Alterations”

If you always wanted to write a story or describe a special moment in time, this class is for you! By using your own personal object to fire up your creative brain cells – a childhood gift, something you bought yourself – you will be on your way to crafting that story or memory piece. If size allows, bring your “object of affection” to class.

ENX-146     4 sessions (7 hours) / $55

M                Mon., 6:15-8pm, Oct. 23-Nov. 13

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Saturday at the Movies: Your Chance to Become a Part of the New York Arts Scene

Presented by Media Educators Association

Participants will see previews of new Hollywood and foreign films, then discuss and evaluate them. On occasion, the actors, producers and writers attend and participate. Tabulated results are forwarded to the studios and film publicists. Screenings are held at a comfortable midtown- Manhattan theater. Off-campus location given at registration. For further information, visit MEA's website @

PSX-301     9 sessions/films (22.5 hours) / $185

SA              Sat, 10am-12:30pm, Oct. 14-Dec. 16 (skip 11/25)

This program is exempt from all discounts.

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Mary L. Dono, MS, Doctor of Education, Instructional Leadership

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of con- temporary and classical literature and the reading experience. Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and theme. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr will be the first selection to read; please read this book PRIOR to the 1st class meeting.

Books & Brunch

Read and discuss one book every two weeks totaling seven (7) selections and view one film based on a book selection.

ENX-156     7 sessions (12 hours) / $95 / 11:30am-1pm for both sections

(TA or RA below)

Film on Tues., Nov. 28 @ 1-4pm

TA            Tues., Sept. 12; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14, 28 (film), and; Dec. 5

RA              Thurs., Sept. 14; Oct. 5, 19; Nov. 2, 16, 28 (Tues. film), and; Dec. 7

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Mary L. Dono, MS, Doctor of Education, Instructional Leadership

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of con- temporary and classical literature and the reading experience. Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and theme. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr will be the first selection to read; please read this book PRIOR to the 1st class meeting.

By The Book

Read and discuss one book every month totaling five (5) selections.

ENX-154     4 sessions (5 hours) / $45

T                 Tues., 6:15-7:30pm, Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 5

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Designed for those who want to get an introductory tour and learn how to blog and create a website. Acquire the basic skills needed to take advantage of the features these sites have to offer. Concentrate on how to edit, save and publish. Topics include: adding a new page, editing, enhancing text, inserting links, images, files, tables, embedding widgets, commenting, RSS feed and more.

CPX-123 Z    1 session (6 hours) / $55 / Sun, 10am-4pm, Nov. 12 (A. Estrada)

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Gail McIntyre, M.A., Media Studies, Queens College-CUNY

Are you a classic movie buff? Join us for this series where each week focuses on a leading man from the classic movie years 1940-1965. Films starring actors Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, William Holden, and Tony Curtis will be featured. A discussion of the actor and their body of work will follow every screening.

PSX-315       T / 4 sessions (11 hours) / $95 / Tues, 6:30-9:15pm, Oct. 10-31

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Mike Swedenberg, BS-Adelphi University, best-selling author on Amazon (23 titles published)

Register for ALL Three (3) Sections ENX-210M at Initial Time of Registration for Discounted Price of $285. Teacher will provide tutorial support after class ends at no additional charge.

21-1/2  Things to Know Before Self-Publishing  a Book

Many people have a book inside them, yet need to learn how to write and self-publish in an optimal manner utilizing the correct format. This workshop will guide the writers (authors-to-be) on avoiding costly mistakes in formatting, choosing a publisher, royalties and marketing.

ENX-210     M1 / 1 session (2 hours) / Mon, 6:30-8:30pm, Oct. 2 / $55

How to Publish an e-Book

Learn the skills required to become a published author in as little as four weeks. Your novel, how-to book, short story, cookbook or memoir will be published for free by eleven online book sellers including and Barnes and Noble. The step-by-step process will be explained in simple everyday language. Topics include: format, book cover design, short and long descriptions, key words, pricing and marketing. This is a high energy interactive course requiring full participation by all. Registrants should have a project ready or near ready to publish in which they own full copyright. A complete syllabus will be furnished by email. Get published now rather than never! Required materials: access to MS Word 1997 or later, Windows XP or later, and a flash/thumb drive.

ENX-210     M2 / 4 sessions (10 hours) / Mon, 6:30-9pm, Oct. 16-Nov. 6 / $125

How to Publish Your Book in Print on Createspace

Amazon’s CreateSpace offers a print-on-demand service with no set-up fees to online retailers, bookstores, libraries, academic institutions, and distributors worldwide. Although there is no cost for publishing on CreateSpace, the process can be daunting to a first time writer.  This course simplifies the process. Learn the fundamentals of self-publishing a Print on Demand (POD) and eBook simultaneously through one of the world’s largest POD publishers. Topics include: produc- tion, cover design, creating a description, and keywords. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on lab work.

ENX-210     M3 / 4 sessions (10 hours) / Mon, 6:30-9pm, Nov. 13-Dec. 11 (skip 11/20) / $125

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After the October Revolution, a Civil War broke out in the former Russian Empire between The Red Army and the The White.  How did the Reds, led by Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin, against all odds, defeat The Whites and create the Soviet State. Learn about the Red Terror, People’s Commissars, Planned Economy, Pravda, the Constructivists, and the Party Congress. Join us for this exciting class.

Suggested Readings: Revolutionary Russia: 1891-1991 — A History by Orlando Figes; The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End by Robert Gerwarth; Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator by Oleg V. Khlevniuk and Nora Seligman Favorov, and; Alexsandr Rodchenko: Experiments for the Future, Diairies, Essays, Letters, and Other Writings: The Museum of Modern Art, by Alexsandr Rodchenko and Alexander N. Lavrentiev.

HIX-287      R / 2 sessions (4 hours) / $55 / Thurs, 8-10pm, Oct. 26 + Nov. 2

PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP: The Greatness of Dwight D. Eisenhower

We will look at four crises of the Eisenhower administration: The Army McCarthy Hearings, The Suez, Hungarian Revolution of 1956, The U-2 Incident; Ike’s Farewell Address. These crises defined The greatest of Eisenhower as President of the United States. What can we learn about leadership from how Ike handled these situations?  Come to the class to discuss.

Suggested  Readings: Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney; Eisenhower: The White House Years by Jim Newton; Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy by David A. Nichols; Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis — Suez and the Brink of War by David A. Nichols, and; Twelve Days: The Story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution by Victor Sebestyen.

HIX-173        R / 2 sessions (4 hours) / $55 / Thurs, 7:30-9:30pm, Nov. 9 + 16

VICTORY & DISSENT: America Enters World War I

In 1917, America entered The Great War. This event had its effects on the battlefield and the Homefront. Not everyone in America agreed with Wilson’s decision to enter on the side of The Allies. In the spring of 1918, it looked like the Central Powers would win the war, but because of America’s involvement in the war and the British Navy, by November 11th, the war was over and The Allies had won. Join us for this interesting class.

Suggested Readings: The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I by Thomas Fleming; War Against

War: The American Fight for Peace 1914-1918 by Michael Kazin, and; Victory 1918 by Alan Palmer.

HIX-352      R / 2 sessions (4 hours) / $55 / Thurs, 7:30-9:30pm, Nov. 30 + Dec. 7

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Susan Agin, MS, Executive & Artistic Director of Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), member of Actor's Equity, recording artist, voice coach, Cantor

Learn the fundamentals of singing, as well as what and how to perform. Topics covered include choosing the appropriate music, song interpretation, microphone technique, connecting with an audience, overcoming stage fright and stage presence. Accompaniment pro- vided with the use of pre-recorded tracks. A CABARET Performance, open to friends and family, will culminate on the last date of the workshop. Limited enrollment.

NOTE: Age Requirement, 21 years and older

MUX-130      7 sessions (10.5 hours) / $165 / Mon., Oct. 2-Nov. 20 (skip 10/9)

M-1              Advanced Students ONLY 5:30-7pm; Prerequiste: Completion of 3 or more MUX-130 courses or with permission of Susan Agin.

M-2         Beginner/Intermediate 7-8:30pm

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Alan J. Tullio, M.A., History; 40 years as a genealogy enthusiast

This workshop will explain how to get started in this fascinating hobby and how to grow a family tree from just a few "seeds". Learn the tools of successful genealogical research, and start on the path toward creating a well-documented family tree and family history. Discussion includes the obstacles beginners face in genealogical research and how, when possible, to overcome them including using the internet and other research resources. Registrants are requested to bring their personal laptops for this class.

PSX-323     M / 4 sessions (8 hours) / $85 / Mon., 6:30-8:30pm, Oct 2-30 (skip 10/9)

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Ileen Weiss Nelson, President and Feng Shui Master Teacher at Long Island Feng Shui Institute

Discover how the principles of the Chinese art of placement can improve your life. Learn to enhance your home and workplace to benefit and support changes in your health, wealth, career and relation- ships using the 'bagua' energetic life map to build up your inner ch'i. Please bring a new, unused Chinese or American red envelope with $1 inside to traditionally present to the instructor.

IDX-133         W / 2 sessions (4 hours) / $55 / Wed., 7:15-9:15pm, Oct. 4 & 11

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Ann Margaret Carrozza, JD, Esq., Trust & Elder Law Section of the NYS Bar Association

Learn about long term care and Medicaid eligibility rules. Review of the current estate tax laws and discussion of strategies to transfer assets to the next generation while maintaining control.

Recommended Textbook: Love and Money by Ann Margaret Carozza, Esq., available at the QCC Bookstore.

FIX-152         W / 1 session (2 hours) / FREE plus $20 registration fee / Wed., 6-8pm, Oct. 18

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Bell Auto School

Completion of this certified course for eligibility of a 10% reduction in auto liability and collision insurance rates each year for 3 years, and a reduction of 4 points in penalties (if any) on driver’s license. Bring photocopy of driver’s license to class. NOTE: Discounts not applicable for this program.

GSX-050    S / 1 session (6 hours) / $42 / Sat., 9:30am-3:30pm, Nov. 18

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Basic Rider Motorcycle Course – $350

This Basic Rider Course (BRC) was developed by the Motorcycle Safety

Foundation (MSF) as a complete riding program for the beginner rider. Learn about the different types of motorcycles and how they operate, what to wear for comfort and protection, how to develop a riding strategy for dealing with traffic and road hazards, and the effect of alcohol and other drugs on your ability to ride safely. The BRC’s riding exercises cover straight-line riding, shifting, braking, cornering and swerving techniques and motorcycle dynamics.

Trama’s Auto School, Inc. provides motorcycles, helmets, eye protection and course materials. You need to provide your own riding gear: sturdy, low-heeled over-the-ankle footwear, jacket, long pants, full-fingered gloves, and, if necessary, raingear.

Prerequisite: You must be at least 16 years of age to participate. Participants under the age of 18 will be required to have their parent or guardian’s notarized signature on their application. The ability to ride a bicycle is a requirement for admission to the BRC.

Schedule:   Sat. & Sun. Class & Riding at 7:45am-5/6pm, September through December.

For further program details, schedule and to register, please contact TRAMAs directly @ 718.847.2015.


Rita Plush, MA, President, Rita Plush Interiors

Learn the basics and then some from designer Rita Plush. Use what you have in a new way to give your rooms the polished look you've always wanted. Classes will cover layout, color scheming, walls, windows and floors, and how to combine contemporary elements in traditional rooms.

IDX-200      5 sessions (10 hours) / $115

W             Wed, 6:15-8:15pm, Oct. 4-Nov. 8 (skip 10/18)

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Helen Robinson, MA, RYT (certified Yoga instructor registered with Yoga Alliance)

Yoga is an ancient holistic science that unites the body, mind, and spirit. Hatha Yoga is a series of exercises (asanas – done barefoot) designed specifically to fortify the mind and body. Learn postures for increased strength, stamina, flexibility and bio-mechanical alignment. Improve endurance while quieting the mind through breath control and meditation.

PEX-276     7 sessions (10.5 hours) / $115

R                Thurs., 6:30-8pm, Oct 5-Nov. 16

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Wenmey Ting, Queensborough staff

Treasure your life and do some proper exercise to keep you healthier and happier.

PEX-273     7 sessions (10.5 hours) / $85

T               Tues., 6:30-8pm, Oct. 10-Dec.  12 (skip 11/21)

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Meri Harmon Halem, LCSW, LMFT, Holistic Integrative Psychotherapist, QiGong certified.

QiGong incorporates gentle movement, breath practice, self-applied massage, and relaxation with meditation and visualization to facilitate and enhance the flow of qi energy and optimize your self-healing abilities for relaxation and tranquility, enhanced flexibility, confidence, strength, improved range of motion, concentration and awareness, increased vitality and the activation of your own internal self-healing.

PEX-377     8 sessions (8 hours) / $95

RP              Thurs., 2-3pm, Sept. 28-Nov. 16

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Amy Bienkowski, MS, Licensed in Zumba® & Zumba Atomics®, CPR/AED Certified

Designed for everyone, every shape and age. Move to upbeat music & dance to create a dynamic, exciting & effective fitness system.

PEX-241       8 sessions (8 hours) / $95

TP              Tues., 5:15-6:15pm, Sept 26-Nov. 14

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Alan Tullio, M.A., an 18-year Zen student, Certified Teacher by the Integral Yoga Institute, Certified Dharma Teacher (Kwan Um Zen School)

Attain the basics of yogic breathing as a calming preparation for meditation.  Learn the basic techniques of meditation and its application in life situations. Course will include easy-to-learn techniques from Chinese, Japanese, and Indian traditions that will have you meditating, sitting, walking, and even lying down!

PSX-201     4 sessions (6 hours) / $65

T                 Tues, 6:30-8:30pm, Nov. 21-Dec. 12

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Michele Mason, BA, holistic stress management

Use meditation to help manage stress, assist self-healing, personal growth. Experience relaxation, mindfulness, the breath, focusing, sound and visualizations to integrate body, mind and spirit.

PSX-200 5 sessions (10 hours) / $135

M             Mon., 6:15-8:15pm, Oct. 16-Nov.  13

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Tina Bayer, RN, MS, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, Nursing, QCC

Enjoy the second half of your life. Designed for those who want to take charge of their health, prevent disease, avoid disability and spend money on something other than doctors. Understand how the body changes during prime time in order to prevent unhealthy aging. Through interactive work- shops, learn ways to reduce the risk of cancer and the “highs” (blood pressure & cholesterol), boost energy, stress less, sleep better and sharpen thinking.

PSX-155       4 sessions (10 hours) / $95

W               Wed, 6:15-8:45pm, Oct. 4-25

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Stacey Estrada, B.S. Instructor  - Adult Education Glen Cove School District, certified in CPR and First Aid

This fitness class will consist of chair and stand- ing exercises. Each session will be different with a mix of aerobic exercise and will consist  of a combination of kickboxing, leg raises, arm curls, abdominals, and lower and upper body strength. Classes will begin with aerobic exercise and con- clude with a full body stretch. These workouts will help with endurance, flexibility, strength training and losing weight. If you want to learn a new workout to do at home, this is the class for you! Beginners are welcome.

Bring a floor mat, light dumbbells and water. Ankle weights are optional.

PEX-482 6 sessions (9 hours) / $95

SA            Sat., 11am-12:30pm, Oct. 14-Nov. 18

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Dominick Paradise, professional dance instructor, formerly with Fred Astaire & Arthur Murray Dance Studios

The ideal course in the art of Ballroom, Latin, and Hustle Dancing! Learn to dance for a lifetime with the proper techniques to become a good social dancer. Partner not required.

PEX-261       M / 8 sessions (16 hours) / $175 / Mon., 7-9pm, Oct. 2-Dec. 11 (skip 10/9, 30; 11/6)

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Ronald A. Fusco, EdD, QCC Prof, HPE&D

Basic strokes, court strategy during matchplay, televised student play for visual imagery, etiquette, rules and scoring.

Only tennis shoes with white soles permitted. Students must supply rackets & balls. In case of rain, instruction takes place indoors.

PEX-278     SP / 6 sessions (12 hours) / $175 / Sat., 10:30am-12:30pm, Sept. 9-Oct. 28 (skip 9/30, 10/7)

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Bill Milgrim, MA, Certified Member, U. S. Golf Teachers Federation, PGA (Professional Golfers Association)

Attain the fundamentals of the swing, grip, alignment, stance, posture, body rotation, weight transfer, and balance—and the proper techniques for pitching, chipping and putting.  First class meets at Queensborough, 2nd-5th session at a local driving range, and the 6th at an 18-hole pitch and putt golf course. Enrollment limited.

Please note: There is an approximate separate $30 additional fee to be paid at driving range ($10/bucket of golf balls) and a $15 admission fee at golf course.

PEX-409     6 sessions (10 hours) / $345

TZA            Tues., 6-7:30pm, Sept. 26-Oct. 24 and; Sun., 10am-12:30pm, Oct. 29

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Please register to Live Your Passion, Become a Personal Trainer!

Want to learn more about the Personal Trainer Certification Course?

Come join our live webinar and talk with a veteran instructor about the course and industry. Webinars are offered monthly, register for any of the below. Can’t make the date and time?

Register anyway and we will send you a recording once it is complete.

September 7, 4 pm EST

October 4, 4 pm EST

Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & ABC states as the

4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour! Employers seeking our graduates include “24 Hour Fitness”, “LA Fitness”, and “Gold’s Gyms”.

This challenging course is taught over a 6-week period for better retention and skill competency (18 hours of lecture + 18 hours of practical training). The National Certification Exam is held on the sixth week. Registrants who pass both exam components are eligible for the 30-hour internship required for certification that will provide graduates the network into their first job.

Interested in taking this course online? The Hybrid Certified Personal Trainer is for candidates wanting CONVENIENT ONLINE information with in-depth instruction and hands-on practical labs on video to understand how it all comes together. This course is a combined course of online lectures and in-person practical hands-on training. Work at your own pace, have access to mentors, online modules and quizzes to help prepare for the exam. Your key bonus option is to experience & master the essential career hands on skills at a local fitness center near you as part of this collegiate program. Please register at (WITS Hybrid Link).

The course prepares you for success with coverage of key topics including biomechanics, exercise   physiology,   fitness   testing,   equipment   usage, and   health   assessment.   World Instructor  Training  Schools (W.I.T.S.) is the  only  major  certifying   body  in  the  country  providing comprehensive  practical   training  and  internship   components.   W.I.T.S. is  an  approved  CEU provider  for the following organizations: the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National  Certification  Board for Therapeutic  Massage & Bodywork  (NCBTMB),  the  International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and the certification test for the GI Bill. The American Council on Education (ACE) has recommended three (3) undergraduate academic credits for this course.

Pre- or Co-Requisite:  CPR (AHX-100)

Required Textbook: Read the first 3 chapters before the class start date (October 14)

Fitness Professional's Handbook-6th Edition by Edward Howley, Dixie Thompson. Order directly from W.I.T.S. at or call 1-888-330-9487.

PEX-258                6 sessions (36 hours) / $735 payable directly to W.I.T.S. includes $20 QCC Registration Fee

S                Sat., 9am-4pm (with 1 hour lunch break), Oct. 14-Nov. 18

Practicum @ 9am-noon + Lecture @ 1-4pm; Certification Exam Nov. 18

NOTE: A 3-part payment plan available through PayPal®financing @ WITS website.


Students register directly through the Continuing Education website at and go to the W.I.T.S. portal for PAYPAL® processing @


Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.