Personal Enrichment & Fitness

English Language Acquisition

Free English Language Acquisition (ELA; formerly ESL) classes for non-native speakers are available for all proficiency levels.

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Join us and learn something new.

You love to learn – who doesn't? Going back to school interests you, but committing to college is unreasonable – who has the time?

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Continuing Education at SCC is the solution. Get all of the things you want – a dedicated learning environment filled with inspiring individuals, for instance – and cut out the pressure and inflexibility of a traditional college program. Talk about a win-win!

Foreign Language

It's a small world after all!
Business, travel and ideas are all going international – and you should, too! Keep up with the world by learning a new language.

Knowing another language will ...

  • Increase your job opportunities.
  • Increase your understanding and appreciation of other cultures.
  • Improve your mental skills
  • Enhance your travel experiences.

Continuing Education at SCC offers a variety of language learning instruction.
French – Italian – Spanish – Chinese – Arabic

Check our schedule for a complete list of current classes at stchas.edu/learnforlife.

Road Scholar

It's a learning adventure!
Learning doesn't stop when you get older. At SCC, we believe sharing new ideas, challenges and experiences is rewarding in every season of life, and that's why we've partnered with Road Scholar, the world's largest educational travel organization for adults 55 and over. Our participants come from every walk of life to learn together, to exchange ideas and to explore.

There are no grades or tests on Road Scholar programs. All that's needed is an inquiring mind, an adventurous spirit, and the belief that learning and discovery are lifelong pursuits.

Here's a sample of some of SCC's Road Scholar programs:

For more information about Road Scholar programs, visit roadscholar.org.

Visual Arts

Inventive, Imaginative, Inspiring!
Unleash your creative potential! We offer non-credit arts, crafts and photography classes for beginners and beyond, taught by professionals who are passionate about their craft. Classes are small and give you one-on-one instruction in a friendly, relaxed setting.

Here's a sample of what we offer:

  • Calligraphy
  • Open Artists Studio
  • Oil Painting
  • Drawing
  • Watercolor
  • Crocheting/Knitting
  • Sewing
  • Jewelry Making
  • Wood Carving
  • Glass Art
  • Photography
  • Art & Wine Parties

See our current schedule of courses 

Continuing Education Art Show
The Art Extravaganza annual art exhibition showcases the artistic talents of students and instructors who have participated in the non-credit art programs at SCC. Exhibit is held during the summer in the Donald D. Shook Fine Art Building gallery.

For more information about Continuing Education's Art Extravaganza, download the flyer and entry form.

Open Artist Studio
Are you a current or former Continuing Education art student? Our studio is open for you! Use this time to complete your art projects at your own pace in the self-guided class. Collaborate with other artists while enhancing your artistic ability.

Visit stchas.edu/learnforlife for dates and times.

Social Dance

Dance. It's good for you!
Do you love reality dance shows like So You Think You Can Dance or Dancing With the Stars? What you may not realize is that dancing is a great way to keep your body and mind healthy. Studies show that dancing can help you lose weight, stay fit, improve flexibility, reduce stress and make new friends.

What are you waiting for? Get off the couch and start reaping the many benefits of dance today. We offer classes in:

  • Foxtrot
  • Jitterbug
  • Rumba
  • Hustle
  • Swing
  • Line Dance
  • Waltz
  • Tango, and more.

For a complete list of dance classes and descriptions, visit stchas.edu/learnforlife.