COVID-19 Update: On-site face-to-face credit classes and labs will be held as shown in the 2020 Fall Class Schedule. The first day of the Fall Semester is Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.

Beatrice Continuing Education

  • The Learning Center at Falls City offers a selection of noncredit workforce opportunities that serves the region.  If you are interested in…

    • Enhancing a skill
    • Recertifying in a trade
    • Starting a new career path, or
    • Simply making your life more satisfying

    Print a Non-credit Courses Registration Form

    If you don’t see a class listed, please click on the "Suggest a class" link.

    Summer 2020

    Summer 2020 Class Schedules CoverView all Summer 2020 classes
    View all Summer Online Classes 2020 classes

    Accounting, Financials & Insurance
    • Accounting for Business Owners - LIVE Online
    • QuickBooks 2018: Basic - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    • QuickBooks 2019: Intermediate - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    • Working with QuickBooks Online - LIVE Online
    Agri-Business
    • Artificial Insemination in Cattle - Beatrice
    Business Leadership
    • Being Radically Inclusive: It’s Not So Radical - Beatrice
    • NEW! Introduction to Business Acumen - LIVE Online
    • Leadership Communication Boot Camp - Beatrice
    • Turning Stress into Strength - Beatrice
    Computers & Technology: Getting Started
    • Apple ID, iCloud & Photo Management with Photos for Mac - LIVE Online
    • Online Buying & Selling - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Passwords, Logins, IDs—OH MY! - LIVE Online
    • Smartphone Basics: iPhone - LIVE Online
    • Tips & Tricks with Your New iPhone or iPad - LIVE Online
    Electrical Maintenance & Coding
    • Electrical Fundamentals - Beatrice
    • National Electrical Code Seminar- LIVE Online
    Forklift
    • Forklift Operator - Beatrice
    Professional Development
    • Food Protection Manager Online Class
    Small-Business Essentials
    • Accounting for Business Owners - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Let’s Do Lunch: Host a Meeting on Zoom - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Let’s Do Lunch: How to Use Zoom - LIVE Online
    • Working with QuickBooks Online - LIVE Online
    Social Media for Business
    • LinkedIn©️ for Business: Basic - LIVE Online
    Software Applications
    • Excel 2016: Basic - Beatrice or Online
    • Excel 2016: Intermediate - Beatrice or Online
    • QuickBooks 2019: Basic - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    • QuickBooks 2019: Intermediate - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    • Word 2016: Basic - LIVE Online
    • Working with QuickBooks Online - LIVE Online
    Web Development & Design
    • Building a Website Level I - LIVE Online
    • Building a Website Level II - Online
    • Wordpress - Online

    The Learning Center at Falls City offers a variety of leisure and personal enrichment classes at the Learning Center, high schools, libraries and other facilities in the communities with the region.  These classes are to…

    • Discover a new hobby
    • Enhance a skill
    • Meet new friends
    • Add variety to your daily routine

    Print a Non-credit Courses Registration Form

    If you don’t see a class listed, please click on the "Suggest a class" link.

    Summer 2020

    Arts, Crafts & Hobbies
    • Acrylic Painting: Hydrangea - LIVE Online
    • Acrylic Painting: Sunflower - LIVE Online
    • Adult Pottery - Beatrice
    • NEW! Art Camp: Dandy, Daring & Dynamic 3D Art Exploration! for Ages 11-18 - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Art Camp: Don’t Junk It Journal for Teens to Adults! - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Art Camp: Draw What You See—Realistic Drawing for Teens to Adults! - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Art Camp: POP Paper Art for Ages 11-18 - LIVE Online
    • The Beauty of Watercolor - LIVE Online
    • Beginning Knitting - LIVE Online
    • Bob Ross: Desert Aglow - Beatrice
    • NEW! Farmhouse Wreaths - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Gratitude, Gimmicks & Going the Extra Mile - LIVE Online
    • Handmade Greeting Cards - LIVE Online
    • Learn to Crochet - LIVE Online
    • Nothing New Trip - Depart from Beatrice & Lincoln
    • Old Fashioned Soap Making - LIVE Online
    • Pictures Galore, Organizing & More! - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Quarantine Quick Bits (Scrapbooking) - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Resin & Clay Jewelry - LIVE Online
    • Scrap o poly: Dream Daze Scrapbook Retreat - Beatrice
    Bus Trips
    • Nothing New Trip - Depart from Beatrice
    • Wine, Dine & Sights in the City Trip - Depart from Beatrice
    Computers & Technology: Getting Started
    • Apple ID, iCloud & Photo Management with Photos for Mac - LIVE Online
    • Online Buying & Selling - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Passwords, Logins, IDs—OH MY! - LIVE Online
    • Smartphone Basics: iPhone - LIVE Online
    • Tips & Tricks with Your New iPhone or iPad - LIVE Online
    Explore
    • Spanish for Adult & Child (Ages 7-12) - LIVE Online
    • One-on-One Voice Lessons - Beatrice
    • NEW! Quarantine Quick Bits - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Farmhouse Wreaths - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Resin & Clay Jewelry - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Gratitude, Gimmicks & Going the Extra Mile - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Art Camp: Dandy, Daring & Dynamic 3D Art Exploration! for Ages 11-18 - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Art Camp: POP Paper Art for Ages 11-18 - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Art Camp: Don’t Junk It Journal for Teens to Adults! - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Art Camp: Draw What You See—Realistic Drawing for Teens to Adults! - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Truly Mexican: Mexican with Summer Garden Goodness - LIVE Online
    • Nothing New Trip - Depart from Beatrice
    • NEW! The Bakeshoppe: Shortcake - LIVE Online
    • NEW! The Bakeshoppe: Pound Cake - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Whether You Knead It or Not: Puff Pastry - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Summertime Tarts - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Bake a Better Cake - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Air Fryer 101 - LIVE Online
    • DNA Tells a Story - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Sign Exact English: Medical Focus - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Let’s Do Lunch: How to Use Zoom - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Let’s Do Lunch: Host a Meeting on Zoom - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Tired of Cable TV, Dish or Direct TV? Cut the Cord!
    • NEW! Passwords, Logins, IDs—OH MY! - LIVE Online
    • Tips & Tricks with Your New iPhone or iPad - LIVE Online
    Family Matters
    • College Tuition Planning - LIVE Online
    • Co-Parenting: Working Together for Your Children - Online
    • DNA Tells a Story - LIVE Online
    • Level 2 Co-Parenting: Working Together for Your Children - LIVE Online
    • Planning a Funeral - LIVE Online
    • The Power You Have, The Power You Give - LIVE Online
    • Welcome to Medicare - Beatrice or Webinar
    Floral Design
    • NEW! Farmhouse Wreaths - LIVE Online
    Foods
    • NEW! Air Fryer 101 - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Bake a Better Cake - LIVE Online
    • The Bakeshoppe: Pound Cake - LIVE Online
    • The Bakeshoppe: Shortcake - LIVE Online
    • Flowering Cupcakes - LIVE Online
    • Food Protection Manager Class - Online
    • Katie’s Cooking Class: Knife Techniques - LIVE Online
    • Macarons - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Summertime Tarts - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Truly Mexican: Mexican with Summer Garden Goodness - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Whether You Knead It or Not: Puff Pastry - LIVE Online
    Genealogy
    • DNA Tells a Story - LIVE Online
    Home & Garden
    • NEW! Farmhouse Wreaths - LIVE Online
    • Old Fashioned Soap Making - LIVE Online
    • Organize Your Home (AKA Keep It or Toss It) - LIVE Online
    Languages
    • Beginning Spanish - LIVE Online
    • Sign Exact English 1 - LIVE Online
    • Sign Exact English 1.5 - LIVE Online
    • Sign Exact English 2 - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Sign Exact English: Medical Focus - LIVE Online
    • Spanish for Adult & Child Ages 7-12 - LIVE Online
    Mind & Body
    • Gentle Yoga - Beatrice
    • Old Fashioned Soap Making - LIVE Online
    • A Tool Box for Meditation - LIVE Online
    • Yoga & Pilates - Beatrice
    Money Matters
    • College Tuition Planning - LIVE Online
    • I Don’t Need a Will, I’m Only 30 - LIVE Online
    • Social Security 101: Understanding This Retirement Benefit - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Tired of Cable TV, Dish or Direct TV? Cut the Cord! - LIVE Online
    • Understanding Investing - LIVE Online
    • Welcome to Medicare - Beatrice or Webinar
    Music
    • Intro to the Ukulele - LIVE Online
    • One-on-One Voice Lessons - Beatrice
    Performing Arts
    • Intro to the Ukulele - LIVE Online
    • One-on-One Voice Lessons - Beatrice
    Personal Development
    • Beginner Self-Publishing - LIVE Online
    • DNA Tells a Story - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Gratitude, Gimmicks & Going the Extra Mile - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Let’s Do Lunch: Host a Meeting on Zoom - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Let’s Do Lunch: How to Use Zoom - LIVE Online
    • The Power You Have, The Power You Give - LIVE Online
    • A Tool Box for Meditation - LIVE Online
    • Welcome to Medicare - Beatrice or Webinar
    Photography
    Software Applications
    • Excel 2016: Basic - Beatrice or Online
    • Excel 2016: Intermediate - Beatrice or Online
    • QuickBooks 2019: Basic - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    • QuickBooks 2019: Intermediate - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    • Word 2016: Basic - LIVE Online
    • Working with QuickBooks Online - LIVE Online
    Sports, Recreation & Fitness
    • Defensive Bridge Strategies - LIVE Online
    • First-Rate Bridge Conventions & Competitive Bidding - LIVE Online
    • Gentle Yoga - Beatrice
    • Two Steps Beyond Beginning Bridge - LIVE Online
    • Yoga & Pilates - Beatrice
    Youth
    • NEW! Art Camp: Dandy, Daring & Dynamic 3D Art Exploration! for Ages 11-18 - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Art Camp: Don’t Junk It Journal for Teens to Adults! - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Art Camp: Draw What You See—Realistic Drawing for Teens to Adults! - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Art Camp: POP Paper Art for Ages 11-18 - LIVE Online
    • Babysitting 101 for Ages 10-14 - Online
    • Driver Education - Hybrid
    • Spanish for Adult & Child for Ages 7-12 - LIVE Online

    ABE/GED and ESL courses

    City / LocationStart DateSchedule
    Beatrice / SCC Campus, Jackson Hall/J406Aug. 12Daytime Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Beatrice / Beatrice LibraryAug. 12Evening Monday and Wednesday 4:30-7:30 p.m.

    Basic Skills Improvement/GED® Preparation Classes

    AE/GED® classes run continuously in locations throughout southeast Nebraska. Adult Basic Education classes help students improve their basic skills for work, school, employment, GED® testing, or self-satisfaction. Students are assessed during orientation to determine their specific needs, and instruction is based accordingly. Teachers and tutors provide confidential instruction to all participants.

    Volunteer Tutors Needed

    Volunteer tutors are an important part of our AE/GED® program. Volunteer tutors assist students with GED® preparation, English as a Second Language or basic skills in the areas of reading, math and language. Requirements for becoming a volunteer tutor are simple: a high school diploma or GED® and a willingness to help students learn!

    Citizenship

    SCC offers information on the steps in the Naturalization process and instruction in the key component of U.S. history and government that applicants must know for the USCIS interview. Candidates for U.S. citizenship must learn what it really means to participate in a democracy and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens.

    English as a Second Language

    Classes are offered throughout southeast Nebraska for individuals who want to improve their English listening and speaking skills. As part of a Career Pathways program, all students will have the opportunity to improve employability skills and prepare for college or a career. Citizenship information also is available.

    No registration fee, all classes are free.

    For more information on Basic Skills, GED® Preparation, Citizenship, English as a Second Language, or being a volunteer, please contact the Adult Education office at 402-437-2719; 800-828-0072, ext. 2719; or email lsaffer@southeast.edu.

    Scholarship and Financial Assistance Opportunities:

    Placement Testing – Next Generation ACCUPLACER®: This is one of the course placement tests utilized by SCC and other Nebraska community colleges. The Center provides the Next Generation ACCUPLACER® test free to high school students ages 16 and older. High school graduates receive one free test. Additional tests cost $15 each.

    Proctor Tests: Center staff proctor tests set up by SCC faculty for students in their class for free. Proctoring tests for other colleges is $25 per test.

    Connection to SCC Services: The Learning Center staff is available to assist in making connections via phone or video with SCC services. In-person meetings at the LC may also be arranged.


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