Registration Now Open for 800+ Spring Classes at SBCC School of Extended Learning



This spring, the School of Extended Learning offers more than 800 classes.
This spring, the SBCC School of Extended Learning is filled with in-demand classes for adults of all ages seeking to advance their careers, enrich their lives, achieve a better work-life balance, or keep mind and body in top shape post-retirement. Students can find everything from learning ways to use healthy ingredients to satiate a sweet tooth, or get a dose of nature by learning to create a tiny garden this spring at Santa Barbara City College School of Extended Learning.
Spring Semester registration is now open and classes will be held January 16 through May 12, 2018. Classes and workshops start every week throughout the semester, and are held on evenings, weekdays and Saturdays to fit every lifestyle. At the School of Extended Learning, you can learn all new skills in the kitchen, with courses such as Satisfy Your Sugar in a Healthy Way, or find a unique, creative outlet with classes such as Small Space Gardening. These are just two of the over 800 offerings coming to the School of Extended Learning this Spring. View the printed schedule at, which includes both fee-based and tuition-free classes.
“Stepping into the classroom is like beginning a new adventure, and we have created a lineup of classes and instructors that deliver a rich experience to adult students from all walks of life,” said Dr. Melissa V. Moreno, Interim Vice President, School of Extended Learning. “We are thrilled to welcome the community to the Spring 2018 semester. There truly is something for everyone at Extended Learning, from developing functional English skills in our English as a Second Language program, to understanding the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace, to learning meditation techniques for optimal health and well-being, and even plumbing and electrical for aspiring builders. We hope you enjoy exploring the limitless possibilities!”
Here’s a taste of what the School of Extended Learning has to offer this spring:
  • More than 800 tuition-free and fee-based classes
  • More than 100 additional tuition-free classes, in areas such as Career Skills, Early Childhood Education, Health and Safety, and Older Adults. (Some classes may have material fees.)
  • 7 new certificates available through Career Skills Institute including Project Management, Social Media for Business, Harness the Cloud to Maximize Work Performance and more – endorsed by LinkedIn® and powered by
  • 15 new fee-based courses in life enhancement, including: Enjoy an Indian Brunch; Yoga Plus; Electrify Your Presentations with Cinematic Storytelling; and Discover the Secret Language of Animal Tracks
  • The popular Mind & Supermind lecture series returns on April 2 with Drs. David and Bonnie Paul, founders of acclaimed nonprofit The Freedom to Choose Project. Their lecture on How Selfless Service Can Transform You and the World will share lessons learned through their work with thousands of men and women in medium to maximum security prisons over the past 13 years to help us all learn how foundational selfless service skills have the potential to transform both your life and the world around you.
Registration is now open for both fee-based and tuition-free classes online at, by phone at (805) 683-8200, or in-person at the Wake or Schott campuses. SBCC is also excited to announce the refurbishment of the Main Office at the Schott Campus over winter break. However, the refurbishment means that the Schott Main Office will be closed 12/18/17 – 1/1/18. The Schott Campus will remain open 12/18/17 – 12/21/17, and the Wake Campus and Main Office will be open 8 a.m.-4.15 p.m. from 12/18/17 – 12/21/17
Wake Campus: 300 N. Turnpike Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Schott Campus: 310 West Padre St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105
About the SBCC School of Extended Learning
The School of Extended Learning responds to the diverse learning needs of the adult population in the Santa Barbara community by advancing career and life skills, and building bridges to credit.


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