• Personal Enrichment courses

Crafts and Hobbies

College Band (MUS202)

This course covers the performance of band literature with emphasis on excellence in musical performance and development of professional musicianship. Class members will participate in rehearsals and concerts.

Prequisites

Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

Recommended: Experience with instrumental performance.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate having supplemented an understanding of the creative music tradition through performing the music of important composers and arrangers in the Big Band idiom.
  2. Demonstrate having acquired training in musicality, phrasing, ensemble playing, and technical proficiency on his or her instrument.
  3. Demonstrate artistic growth and personal enrichment through the performance of band music.
  4. Demonstrate having gained practical musical experience through performing various genres and styles.


Section - ENR4003-021

College Orchestra

 This course provides an opportunity for orchestral musicians to perform repertoire ranging from Renaissance and Baroque to contemporary popular music.

Prequisites

Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

Recommended: Minimum of one year's study on an instrument and experience in reading music.


Section - ENR4004-021

Jazz Ensemble (MUS204)

Performance of stage band literature from swing to contemporary periods. Study of jazz concepts, including improvisation. 

Prequisites

Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

Recommended: Audition.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an improvement in one's ability to improvise over a variety of musical styles.
  2. Demonstrate having gained practical musical experience through performing various instrumentals and vocal styles.
  3. Demonstrate recognition of various styles, genres, and rhythms in the jazz idiom, including swing, rock, funk, and Afro-Cuban.
  4. Demonstrate having supplemented their understanding of the creative music tradition through performing the music of important composers and arrangers in the jazz idiom.
  5. Demonstrate having acquired training in jazz musicality, phrasing, and ensemble playing.
  6. Demonstrate artistic growth and personal enrichment through the performance of jazz music.


Section - ENR4005-021

Culture and Leisure

Stage Directing

Have you always wanted to learn what it takes to directo stage productions?  Now is your chance!  Join this course!  The course will cover script analysis, casting, set design basics, eliciting convincing acting, proper stage enunciation, and developing emotional range of performers.

Prequisites

None

Learner Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants whould be able to analyze a script and identify its main challenges; cast a show with an eye toward aligning actors with appropriate roles; work with a set designer so that the set is appropriate to the action of the entire show; work with actors on improving their stage diction, vocal projection, clarity of vocal delivery; elicit a wide range of emotions in the actors.


Section - ART4129-001

Personal Enrichment

Beginning Yoga (HPER170)

This course will focus on the practice will allow you to:

1. Be able to identify yoga postures that reduce the effects of stress in the body.

2. Be able to identify and use different breathing techniques for energy, relaxation, and calming effects. 

3. Participate in a yoga flow that will increase energy, flexibility, strength, and balance. 

Learner Outcomes

1. Be able to identify yoga postures that reduce the effects of stress in the body.

2. Be able to identify and use different breathing techniques for energy, relaxation, and calming effects. 

3. Participate in a yoga flow that will increase energy, flexibility, strength, and balance. 


Section - FIT4013-010

College Band (MUS202)

This course covers the performance of band literature with emphasis on excellence in musical performance and development of professional musicianship. Class members will participate in rehearsals and concerts.

Prequisites

Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

Recommended: Experience with instrumental performance.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate having supplemented an understanding of the creative music tradition through performing the music of important composers and arrangers in the Big Band idiom.
  2. Demonstrate having acquired training in musicality, phrasing, ensemble playing, and technical proficiency on his or her instrument.
  3. Demonstrate artistic growth and personal enrichment through the performance of band music.
  4. Demonstrate having gained practical musical experience through performing various genres and styles.


Section - ENR4003-021

College Orchestra

 This course provides an opportunity for orchestral musicians to perform repertoire ranging from Renaissance and Baroque to contemporary popular music.

Prequisites

Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

Recommended: Minimum of one year's study on an instrument and experience in reading music.


Section - ENR4004-021

Fitness Bootcamp (HPER160)

This course will focus on the development and maintenance of the following components of fitness: muscular endurance, strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance, speed, and coordination. General fitness concepts to improve each component of fitness, nutrition, and weight management will be included. The primary emphasis is helping reduce the risk of functional decline and improve overall performance in everyday activities. 

Prequisites

Kaua‘i Community College is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. UH’s COVID-19 policies apply to Kauai Community College’s Office of Continuing Education and Training students.

As of January 3, 2022, all students who plan to be on campus must be fully vaccinated OR have an approved medical or religious exemption. All students attending IN-PERSON classes must check in to the UH LumiSight App each time they come to campus. Students who are not vaccinated must be approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination; exemption requests must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the first day of class. Students with approved exemptions must also test weekly and submit those results via the UH LumiSight App.

More information can be found on the University of Hawai’i, COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Students FAQs page.

EXEMPTION REQUESTS:

OVPCC Academic Affairs created a new form and workflow for noncredit students requesting a COVID vaccination exemption request. Students may submit a request prior to or after registration. However, the request must be submitted 10 days prior to the first day of class. OVPCC Academic Affairs will evaluate the requests within 3-5 days. Students will be notified of the outcome of their request. Campuses will receive a notification when a student has been approved for an exemption.

Students who have an approved exemption must submit weekly COVID test results to UH via the UH LumiSight App. Students are responsible for their own testing.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Identify and describe physical fitness components and training principles.

  2. Employ safe and appropriate methods to improve fitness levels.

  3. Use correct form when weight training, applying appropriate modifications for exercises as necessary.

  4. Assess and analyze daily diet, identify strengths and challenges and make changes to aid in realizing personal wellness goals.


Section - FIT4017-005

Introduction to Beekeeping

This 4-hour course is for beginners, hobbyists, and people wanting to know more about beekeeping.  Lecture and discussion of Beekeeping basics.  Participants will learn how to get started and what to do next. 

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

1.  Have a basic understanding of honeybee biology.

2. Understand the relationship between bees and flowers and the importance of pollination.

3. Understand what honey is and how it is harvested.

4. Have a familiarity with the parts and function of the modern beehive.

5. Have an introduction to basic beehive inspection, tools, and protective gear.

Section - AGR4000 Coming in the future

Jazz Ensemble (MUS204)

Performance of stage band literature from swing to contemporary periods. Study of jazz concepts, including improvisation. 

Prequisites

Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

Recommended: Audition.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an improvement in one's ability to improvise over a variety of musical styles.
  2. Demonstrate having gained practical musical experience through performing various instrumentals and vocal styles.
  3. Demonstrate recognition of various styles, genres, and rhythms in the jazz idiom, including swing, rock, funk, and Afro-Cuban.
  4. Demonstrate having supplemented their understanding of the creative music tradition through performing the music of important composers and arrangers in the jazz idiom.
  5. Demonstrate having acquired training in jazz musicality, phrasing, and ensemble playing.
  6. Demonstrate artistic growth and personal enrichment through the performance of jazz music.


Section - ENR4005-021

Junior Tennis

9:00-10:00am  Beginners (generally 5-10yrs):  Start with some easy games and exercises to begin to learn the basics

10:15-11:15am    Intermediate (generally 11-15yrs middle school ages): Learn all the rules of the game including scoring. You will actually play games and perfect your technique.

11:30-1:30pm  Advanced (generally high school age): Great for students who want to perfect their game strategy for tournaments. Prepare for the State High School matches and get ready for the Championship

INSTRUCTORErnie Blachowiak has held various offices in the Kauai Tennis Association since 1985.  He has coached high school tennis since 1986.  In addition, he is the currently teaching beginning and intermediate tennis at Kauai Community College to the credit students. 

Prequisites

Parents must register in person and complete waiver forms prior to class starting. You can find a digital version of the waiver HERE. Call us at 245-8318 for current Schedule.


Section - FIT4010-035


Section - FIT4010-036

Personal Training

Do you need 1-on-1 help as you get started on your weight training journey or do you need that extra push and accountability to reach your next fitness goal? We will focus on setting and striving towards your fitness and wellness goals. 

Prequisites

Participants must complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire, and are required to bring: Athletic wear, sneakers, water, towel, exercise mat and hand weights (Up to 5lbs). Trainer will provide other essential fitness equipment.

Learner Outcomes

  • 1-on-1 coaching starting on weight training journey
  • accountability to reach fitness goals
  • focus on setting and striving towards wellness goals. 


Section - FIT4019-003


Section - FIT4019-004

Pickleball (HPER 133)

This course is a beginning pickleball class, which is a court game that combines skills from tennis, ping pong, and badminton. Throughout this class we will focus on developing basic skills and implementing them into game situations. We will cover skills such as ball control, forehand/backhand drive, drive/lob serve, forehand/backhand lob, smash, and strategy.

Prequisites

 You must supply your own paddle. 

Learner Outcomes

  1. Identify the rules, strategies, history, safety, and etiquette of pickleball.

  2. Demonstrate correct technique for the skills used in pickleball.

  3. Demonstrate good sportsmanlike conduct during games.

  4. Demonstrate knowledge of how to keep score and use different strategies during competitive pickleball games.


Section - FIT4014-003

Pilates

Pilates is a full-body workout that improves muscle tone, flexibility and strength.

Learner Outcomes

Pilates is a full-body workout that improves muscle tone, flexibility and strength.

This class will use body weight, wall and pilates rings. 

It is low impact exercies to strengthen the whole body, improve core, balance, posture, and flexibility.


Section - FIT4018-003

Stage Directing

Have you always wanted to learn what it takes to directo stage productions?  Now is your chance!  Join this course!  The course will cover script analysis, casting, set design basics, eliciting convincing acting, proper stage enunciation, and developing emotional range of performers.

Prequisites

None

Learner Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants whould be able to analyze a script and identify its main challenges; cast a show with an eye toward aligning actors with appropriate roles; work with a set designer so that the set is appropriate to the action of the entire show; work with actors on improving their stage diction, vocal projection, clarity of vocal delivery; elicit a wide range of emotions in the actors.


Section - ART4129-001

Weight Training (HPER 152)

Always wanted to 'hit the gym', but were intimidated once you got there?

If so, then you will want to be a part of a group of fitness-oriented folks and learn a little about the science and art of weight training.

You will learn about muscles and how to properly lift wweights. 

Prequisites

If you are recovering from a knee, back, shoulder or neck injury; you will need a physician's clearance to participate in the class. 

Learner Outcomes

1. Understand and demonstrate correct technique in weight lifting.

2. Identify which lifts strengthen each muscle of the body.

3. Select and use exercises that can be done for an at-home workout during the holiday season. 


Section - HLTH4002-013

Personal Health and Wellness

Beginning Yoga (HPER170)

This course will focus on the practice will allow you to:

1. Be able to identify yoga postures that reduce the effects of stress in the body.

2. Be able to identify and use different breathing techniques for energy, relaxation, and calming effects. 

3. Participate in a yoga flow that will increase energy, flexibility, strength, and balance. 

Learner Outcomes

1. Be able to identify yoga postures that reduce the effects of stress in the body.

2. Be able to identify and use different breathing techniques for energy, relaxation, and calming effects. 

3. Participate in a yoga flow that will increase energy, flexibility, strength, and balance. 


Section - FIT4013-010

Pickleball (HPER 133)

This course is a beginning pickleball class, which is a court game that combines skills from tennis, ping pong, and badminton. Throughout this class we will focus on developing basic skills and implementing them into game situations. We will cover skills such as ball control, forehand/backhand drive, drive/lob serve, forehand/backhand lob, smash, and strategy.

Prequisites

 You must supply your own paddle. 

Learner Outcomes

  1. Identify the rules, strategies, history, safety, and etiquette of pickleball.

  2. Demonstrate correct technique for the skills used in pickleball.

  3. Demonstrate good sportsmanlike conduct during games.

  4. Demonstrate knowledge of how to keep score and use different strategies during competitive pickleball games.


Section - FIT4014-003

Pilates

Pilates is a full-body workout that improves muscle tone, flexibility and strength.

Learner Outcomes

Pilates is a full-body workout that improves muscle tone, flexibility and strength.

This class will use body weight, wall and pilates rings. 

It is low impact exercies to strengthen the whole body, improve core, balance, posture, and flexibility.


Section - FIT4018-003

Weight Training (HPER 152)

Always wanted to 'hit the gym', but were intimidated once you got there?

If so, then you will want to be a part of a group of fitness-oriented folks and learn a little about the science and art of weight training.

You will learn about muscles and how to properly lift wweights. 

Prequisites

If you are recovering from a knee, back, shoulder or neck injury; you will need a physician's clearance to participate in the class. 

Learner Outcomes

1. Understand and demonstrate correct technique in weight lifting.

2. Identify which lifts strengthen each muscle of the body.

3. Select and use exercises that can be done for an at-home workout during the holiday season. 


Section - HLTH4002-013

Seniors Program

Beginning Yoga (HPER170)

This course will focus on the practice will allow you to:

1. Be able to identify yoga postures that reduce the effects of stress in the body.

2. Be able to identify and use different breathing techniques for energy, relaxation, and calming effects. 

3. Participate in a yoga flow that will increase energy, flexibility, strength, and balance. 

Learner Outcomes

1. Be able to identify yoga postures that reduce the effects of stress in the body.

2. Be able to identify and use different breathing techniques for energy, relaxation, and calming effects. 

3. Participate in a yoga flow that will increase energy, flexibility, strength, and balance. 


Section - FIT4013-010

Pickleball (HPER 133)

This course is a beginning pickleball class, which is a court game that combines skills from tennis, ping pong, and badminton. Throughout this class we will focus on developing basic skills and implementing them into game situations. We will cover skills such as ball control, forehand/backhand drive, drive/lob serve, forehand/backhand lob, smash, and strategy.

Prequisites

 You must supply your own paddle. 

Learner Outcomes

  1. Identify the rules, strategies, history, safety, and etiquette of pickleball.

  2. Demonstrate correct technique for the skills used in pickleball.

  3. Demonstrate good sportsmanlike conduct during games.

  4. Demonstrate knowledge of how to keep score and use different strategies during competitive pickleball games.


Section - FIT4014-003

Youth Program

Junior Tennis

9:00-10:00am  Beginners (generally 5-10yrs):  Start with some easy games and exercises to begin to learn the basics

10:15-11:15am    Intermediate (generally 11-15yrs middle school ages): Learn all the rules of the game including scoring. You will actually play games and perfect your technique.

11:30-1:30pm  Advanced (generally high school age): Great for students who want to perfect their game strategy for tournaments. Prepare for the State High School matches and get ready for the Championship

INSTRUCTORErnie Blachowiak has held various offices in the Kauai Tennis Association since 1985.  He has coached high school tennis since 1986.  In addition, he is the currently teaching beginning and intermediate tennis at Kauai Community College to the credit students. 

Prequisites

Parents must register in person and complete waiver forms prior to class starting. You can find a digital version of the waiver HERE. Call us at 245-8318 for current Schedule.


Section - FIT4010-035


Section - FIT4010-036

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