Summer Adventures for Adults Right Here at Home; Registration Now Open at SBCC School of Extended Learning

This summer, the School of Extended Learning offers more than 600 tuition-free and fee-based noncredit classes for adults.

If a grand expedition or safari is out of the question this summer, SBCC School of Extended Learning is the perfect spot for adult students, professionals and retirees to fill their summer bucket lists. The benefits of nature take a front seat this summer – indoors and out – with a host of classes to help students experience nature. The two six-week summer sessions include 636 tuition-free and fee-based offerings to enhance student abilities and even capture the beauty of the outdoors through art and photography.

Registration is now open for summer sessions with tuition-free classes starting May 21 and June 30, plus fee-based classes starting each week throughout the summer, including nights and weekends. Everyone benefits by getting back to nature – or pursuing another passion – while meeting new people, stepping out of our comfort zones and gaining new skills.

“Summer is the perfect season to recharge, but travel is not in the cards for everyone,” said Dr. Melissa Moreno, School of Extended Learning Interim Vice President. “At the SBCC School of Extended Learning, a passport isn’t necessary to gain new experiences, meet different people or do something just for you. Our sessions are designed to fit anyone’s schedule and bring fun and adventure to your summer.”

Students can design their own summer “staycation” at School of Extended Learning. Here are just a few of the many options:


Nature and Self-Healing: For Older Adults,

Beginner PSY NC003/CRN 20993: 6 Wednesdays beginning 5/23, 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Intermediate PSY NC097/CRN 20973: 6 Tuesdays beginning 5/23, 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.


Try something new

Botanical Illustration: For Older Adults, ART NC156/CRN 20912

6 Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning 5/22, 1:15-3:25 p.m.


Explore wildlife habitats

Discover the Secret Language of Animal Tracks 19123/ID 21700

5 Saturdays 5/26-6/23, 9 a.m.-Noon

Fee: $75

Get amazing photos to show off online

Location Photo Shoots with a Pro, 41107401/ID 21703

5 Saturdays 5/26-6/23, 9 a.m.-Noon

Fee: $150

Additional Summer highlights:

Tuition-free classes: World of Interest for Older Adults
Fee-based courses: Photography for Travelers, The Perfect Spot: Plein Art Painting for the Hearty and Adventurous; How to Select the Best Plants When Visiting a Nursery

Application and registration is required and can most conveniently be completed in person at the Wake Campus at 300 N. Turnpike Road or Schott Campus at 310 W. Padre St. Registration is also available by phone at (805) 683-8200 or online at

For more information about how to apply and register, click here.

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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