• Personal Enrichment courses

Crafts and Hobbies

Carpentry - Minor Home Repair and Projects

This is an introductory course for home owners. Students learn the theories and manipulative skills involved in the proper use of hand tools and machinery dealing with the repair and maintenance of a cottage. The student gains practical experience in performing typical minor home repairs. Safety is stressed.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will learn: 1) What Personal Protective Equipment is necessary while working with tools and equipment necessary for minor home repair and fabrication. 2) How to use and manipulate hand and electrical tool safely. 3. How to design and fabricate items for home use


Section - ENR4200-013

College Orchestra

This course provides opportunity for string instrumentalists in a performance group. Repertoire ranges from Renaissance to Baroque to Contemporary popular music. Prereq: Minimum of one year’s study on instrument and ability to read music.

These are unprecedented times and given the current climate we cannot hold rehearsals in the same way that we did before. I really wish that this were the case, but it is not. But making sure that we have some type of music until we can all meet together in large groups is important. So let us use this time to work on our own individual playing so that when we can finally meet up we can have more enriching musical experiences.


Section - ENR4004-016

Concert Band

Performance of band literature with emphasis on excellence in musical performance and development of professional musicianship. Class members will participate in class activities, and sectional rehearsals.. Prereq: Experience with instrumental performance.

These are unprecedented times and given the current climate we cannot hold rehearsals in the same way that we did before. I really wish that this were the case, but it is not. But making sure that we have some type of music until we can all meet together in large groups is important. So let us use this time to work on our own individual playing so that when we can finally meet up we can have more enriching musical experiences.


Section - ENR4003-016

Jazz Ensemble

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

These are unprecedented times and given the current climate we cannot hold rehearsals in the same way that we did before. I really wish that this were the case, but it is not. But making sure that we have some type of music until we can all meet together in large groups is important. So let us use this time to work on our own individual playing so that when we can finally meet up we can have more enriching musical experiences.

Prequisites


 


Section - ENR4005-016

Personal Enrichment

Becoming a Better Learner (Online)

This is an online course.

There was a time when what you learned in school before entering the workforce would be all you needed to know for the rest of your career. That is no longer the case, as today skills can become outdated very quickly. The rapid evolution of workplace technologies and best practices means you need to keep your skills current. You must truly be a life-long learner and can no longer rely on what you already know.

Learner Outcomes

After you complete this course, you will be able to understand what it means to learn and become a life-long learner, know what a mindset for learning looks like and how to adopt one, set realistic goals, understand what your network is and why expanding it is important, know how to ask questions and why that is important, become accountable for your goals and take responsibility, and know how to accelerate your learning.


Section - BUS4912-001

Beginning Yoga (HPER170)

This course will focus on the practice of Hatha Yoga. General philosophy, history, and benefits toward wellness will be included. The primary emphasis will be on the performance of asanas (postures) and pranayamas (breathing exercises), along with emphasis on yamas (ethical principles), niyamas (personal conduct), and dhyana (meditation) in order to improve overall wellness. 

Learner Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Describe terminology, history, general philosophy, and benefits of Hatha Yoga.

Demonstrate the correct form of yoga poses, and know both English and Sanskrit terms for the poses.

Participate in a personal yoga practice outside of class. 

Demonstrate a flow of yoga poses with a chosen poem, sutra, or Bible verse.

Understand the principles of yoga by integrating them into daily lives.


Section - FIT4013-003

Carpentry - Minor Home Repair and Projects

This is an introductory course for home owners. Students learn the theories and manipulative skills involved in the proper use of hand tools and machinery dealing with the repair and maintenance of a cottage. The student gains practical experience in performing typical minor home repairs. Safety is stressed.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will learn: 1) What Personal Protective Equipment is necessary while working with tools and equipment necessary for minor home repair and fabrication. 2) How to use and manipulate hand and electrical tool safely. 3. How to design and fabricate items for home use


Section - ENR4200-013

College Orchestra

This course provides opportunity for string instrumentalists in a performance group. Repertoire ranges from Renaissance to Baroque to Contemporary popular music. Prereq: Minimum of one year’s study on instrument and ability to read music.

These are unprecedented times and given the current climate we cannot hold rehearsals in the same way that we did before. I really wish that this were the case, but it is not. But making sure that we have some type of music until we can all meet together in large groups is important. So let us use this time to work on our own individual playing so that when we can finally meet up we can have more enriching musical experiences.


Section - ENR4004-016

Concert Band

Performance of band literature with emphasis on excellence in musical performance and development of professional musicianship. Class members will participate in class activities, and sectional rehearsals.. Prereq: Experience with instrumental performance.

These are unprecedented times and given the current climate we cannot hold rehearsals in the same way that we did before. I really wish that this were the case, but it is not. But making sure that we have some type of music until we can all meet together in large groups is important. So let us use this time to work on our own individual playing so that when we can finally meet up we can have more enriching musical experiences.


Section - ENR4003-016

FIT4015 Hiking (HPER 148)

This is an introductory hiking course designed to impart skills such as fitness preparation, navigation, and the logistics of planning a hiking trip on Kaua'i. This class will also examine certain aspects of group dynamics such as problem solving, communication, stress management, and leadership. Hawaiian folklore will be explored on some of the hikes. There will be class meetings for lecture and fitness to prep for the hikes, as well as day hiking trips.

Prequisites

Medical clearance if you've been inactive. Able to walk at least 3 miles at one time.

Learner Outcomes

This is an introductory hiking course designed to impart skills such as fitness preparation, navigation, and the logistics of planning a hiking trip on Kaua'i. This class will also examine certain aspects of group dynamics such as problem solving, communication, stress management, and leadership. Hawaiian folklore will be explored on some of the hikes. There will be class meetings for lecture and fitness to prep for the hikes, as well as day hiking trips.


Section - FIT4016-001

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

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

These are unprecedented times and given the current climate we cannot hold rehearsals in the same way that we did before. I really wish that this were the case, but it is not. But making sure that we have some type of music until we can all meet together in large groups is important. So let us use this time to work on our own individual playing so that when we can finally meet up we can have more enriching musical experiences.

Prequisites


 


Section - ENR4005-016

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. Call us at 245-8318 for current Schedule.


Section - FIT4010-017

Managing Pressure and Maintaining Balance (Online)

This is an online course

When things are extremely busy at work and you have your hands full with many tasks, having skills you can draw on are essential for peace of mind and growth. This course will give you ways to manage the pressure and maintain balance in your life.

Learner Outcomes

This course will teach you about the causes and costs of workplace pressure, the benefits of creating balance, and how to identify pressure points. You will also learn how to apply emotional intelligence, increase optimism and resilience, and develop strategies for getting ahead.


Section - BUS4940-001

Onboarding: The Essential Rules for a Successful Onboarding Program (Online)

This is an online course.

Did you know that most employees decide to leave a job within their first 18 months with an organization? You can greatly increase the likelihood that a new employee will stay with you by implementing a well-designed onboarding program that will guide the employee through their first months with the company.

Learner Outcomes

This course will explore the benefits of onboarding, show you how to design an onboarding framework, give you ways to customize the program for different audiences (including managers and executives), and demonstrate how to measure results from the program.


Section - BUS4948-001

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

With social distancing the class is limited to 8 students. You must supply your own paddle.  Be prepared to do some online work if face-to-face is not allowed. 

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 - FIT4014-004

Problem Solving and Decision Making (Online)

This is an online course

Despite all the natural decision making and problem solving that we do, some people are very uncomfortable with having to make decisions. This course will show you how to find creative solutions with a process to identify options, research them, and then put things together in a way that works.

Learner Outcomes

In this course, you will learn a three-phase problem solving process that you can apply to any situation. You will also learn techniques for creative thinking, how to make good group decisions, and ways to follow up on and evaluate decisions.


Section - BUS4947-001

Public Speaking Survival School (Online)

This is an online course.

This course will teach you how to manage your thoughts, body language, nervousness, and speech patterns to present yourself professionally. You’ll also learn how to present at meetings, use the five-S pattern to prepare a good presentation, and punch up your presentation with visual aids.

Learner Outcomes

After you complete this course, you will be able to establish rapport with your audience, implement techniques to reduce nervousness and fear, understand your strengths as a presenter and how to appeal to different types of people, recognize how visual aids can create impact and attention, develop techniques to create a professional presence, learn some different ways to prepare and organize information, and prepare, practice, and deliver a short presentation.


Section - BUS4939-001

Quickbooks

This class is the desktop version of Quickbooks.

This class is designed for entrepreneurs and small business people who want to increase their accounting skills through using the applications of QuickBooks 2015.  During the hands-on class sessions you will cover chart of accounts set-up, cash receipts and accounts receivable, cash disbursements and accounts payable.  Also covered will be inventory, Hawaii Excise tax reporting and customizing invoices for your business.  While the 2015 version is used for the class, you can apply this knowledge to any version of QuickBooks.  Prerequisite: It is highly recommended that people taking this class have computer knowledge and skills and have prior accounting experience or have completed a Financial Accounting class. 


Section - COM4500-019

Tennis Drills &Strategies for Adults

This class is for the adult tennis player who wants to fine-tune their skills. There will be new techniques and strategies used in making a decent player, a better player.


Section - FIT4001-015

Women and Leadership: Owning your Strengths and Skills (Online)

This is an online course

More and more women are gradually making their way into positions of power in the workplace. Taking this course will empower you to more fully explore your virtues as a potential leader while looking at various examples of powerful women, and conducting exercises to enhance your skills.

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course you will understand a brief history and evolution of women and leadership. You will recognize leadership barriers, how to handle them, and use them to create benefits. You will know about social and emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. You will be able to develop a basic vision and brand for your leadership and understand essential leadership skills. You will also examine decision making and create a workplace philosophy statement and action plan.


Section - BUS4955-001

Personal Health and Wellness

Beginning Yoga (HPER170)

This course will focus on the practice of Hatha Yoga. General philosophy, history, and benefits toward wellness will be included. The primary emphasis will be on the performance of asanas (postures) and pranayamas (breathing exercises), along with emphasis on yamas (ethical principles), niyamas (personal conduct), and dhyana (meditation) in order to improve overall wellness. 

Learner Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Describe terminology, history, general philosophy, and benefits of Hatha Yoga.

Demonstrate the correct form of yoga poses, and know both English and Sanskrit terms for the poses.

Participate in a personal yoga practice outside of class. 

Demonstrate a flow of yoga poses with a chosen poem, sutra, or Bible verse.

Understand the principles of yoga by integrating them into daily lives.


Section - FIT4013-003

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

With social distancing the class is limited to 8 students. You must supply your own paddle.  Be prepared to do some online work if face-to-face is not allowed. 

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 - FIT4014-004

Tennis Drills &Strategies for Adults

This class is for the adult tennis player who wants to fine-tune their skills. There will be new techniques and strategies used in making a decent player, a better player.


Section - FIT4001-015

Seniors Program

Beginning Yoga (HPER170)

This course will focus on the practice of Hatha Yoga. General philosophy, history, and benefits toward wellness will be included. The primary emphasis will be on the performance of asanas (postures) and pranayamas (breathing exercises), along with emphasis on yamas (ethical principles), niyamas (personal conduct), and dhyana (meditation) in order to improve overall wellness. 

Learner Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Describe terminology, history, general philosophy, and benefits of Hatha Yoga.

Demonstrate the correct form of yoga poses, and know both English and Sanskrit terms for the poses.

Participate in a personal yoga practice outside of class. 

Demonstrate a flow of yoga poses with a chosen poem, sutra, or Bible verse.

Understand the principles of yoga by integrating them into daily lives.


Section - FIT4013-003

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

With social distancing the class is limited to 8 students. You must supply your own paddle.  Be prepared to do some online work if face-to-face is not allowed. 

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 - FIT4014-004

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. Call us at 245-8318 for current Schedule.


Section - FIT4010-017

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