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Beatrice Continuing Education

  • The Beatrice Continuing Education office 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.

    Winter 2021

    Accounting & Financials
    • Accounting for Business Owners - LIVE Online
    • QuickBooks 2019: 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
    • NEW! The Almost Perfect Employee - LIVE Online
    • Critical Thinking in Today’s Workplace - Beatrice
    • Emotional Intelligence: The Foundation of Lifelong Success - LIVE Online
    • How to Lead Projects - Beatrice
    • NEW! How to Thrive in a VUCA World - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    • Innovative Leadership - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    • NEW! Personal & Professional Refocus - LIVE Online
    • Top 7 Tools to Help You Manage Projects - Beatrice
    • Working with Difficult People - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    • Your Role as a Supervisor - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    Computers & Technology: Getting Started
    • Apple ID, iCloud & Photo Management with Photos for Mac - LIVE Online
    • Digitizing Memories - LIVE Online
    • iPhone Tips & Tricks - LIVE Online
    • iPhone/iPad II: Beyond the Basics - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series: Basic Zoom - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Let's Do Lunch Series: Exploring Apps (Health & Wellness) - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Let's Do Lunch Series: Exploring Apps (Savvy Seniors!) - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Let's Do Lunch Series: Exploring Apps (Workplace Skills) - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series: How to Host a Meeting on Zoom - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series: Video Chatting with Family & Friends - LIVE Online
    • Online Buying & Selling - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Online Grocery Shopping - LIVE Online
    • Passwords, Logins, IDs, OH MY! - LIVE Online
    • Photography & Editing Using Your Mobile Device - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Shutterfly - LIVE Online
    • Shutterfly Photo Book Memories - Beatrice
    • Smartphone Basics: Android - LIVE Online
    • Smartphone Basics: iPhone - LIVE Online
    • Smartphone Next Level - LIVE Online
    • Using the Cloud - Beatrice
    Electrical Maintenance & Coding
    • Electrical Fundamentals - Beatrice
    • Industrial Electro-Pneumatics - Beatrice
    • Motor Control & Relay Logic - Beatrice
    Forklift
    • Forklift Operator - Beatrice
    Professional Development
    • NEW! Blogging for Beginners - LIVE Online
    • Business Plan Basics - LIVE Online
    • Food Protection Manager Online Class - Online & Beatrice
    • Introduction to Grant Writing - LIVE Online
    • Introduction to Marketing Skills - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series: Basic Zoom - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series: Exploring Apps (Workplace Skills) - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series: How to Host a Meeting on Zoom - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Personal & Professional Refocus - LIVE Online
    • Publish Your Writing - LIVE Online
    • Speechcraft - Beatrice
    Programming & Networking
    • Back End Developer Bootcamp - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Data Engineer Bootcamp - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Front End Software Developer Bootcamp - LIVE Online
    Small-Business Essentials
    • Accounting for Business Owners - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Blogging for Beginners - LIVE Online
    • Business Plan Basics - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Financial Literacy - LIVE Online
    • Focus Coaching (One-on-One Business Coaching) - LIVE Online
    • Getting Ready to Start My Business - LIVE Online
    • Introduction to Grant Writing - LIVE Online
    • Introduction to Marketing Skills - LIVE Online
    • Let’s Do Lunch Series: Basic Zoom - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Let’s Do Lunch Series: Exploring Apps (Workplace Skills) - LIVE Online
    • Let’s Do Lunch Series: How to Host a Meeting on Zoom - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Outlook or Gmail? Which is Best for Your Business? - LIVE Online
    • Perk Up Thursday Weekly Coffee - LIVE Online
    • Publish Your Writing - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Sales Acceleration - LIVE Online
    • Take an Idea from Concept to Launch - LIVE Online
    • Working with QuickBooks Online - LIVE Online
    Social Media
    • NEW! Blogging for Beginners - LIVE Online
    • Facebook© is for You - LIVE Online
    • Facebook© I Tips & Tricks - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Finding Your Ancestors: Social Media - LIVE Online
    • Introduction to Marketing Skills - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series: Basic Zoom - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series: How to Host a Meeting on Zoom - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series: Video Chatting with Family & Friends - LIVE Online
    • LinkedIn© for Business: Basic - LIVE Online
    • Publish Your Writing - LIVE Online
    Social Media for Business
    • NEW! Blogging for Beginners - LIVE Online
    • Introduction to Marketing Skills - LIVE Online
    • LinkedIn© for Business: Basic - LIVE Online
    Software Applications
    • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements - LIVE Online
    • Excel 2016: Basic - Beatrice
    • Excel 2016: Intermediate - Beatrice
    • QuickBooks 2019: Basic - LIVE Online
    • QuickBooks 2019: Intermediate - LIVE Online
    • Tips & Tricks: Excel - LIVE Online
    • Tips & Tricks: Word - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Using Microsoft OneNote to Document Your Gardening Ideas & Knowledge - LIVE Online
    • Working with QuickBooks Online - LIVE Online
    Web Development & Design
    • Back End Developer Bootcamp - LIVE Online
    • Building a Website Using Content Management - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Data Engineer Bootcamp - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Front End Software Developer Bootcamp - LIVE Online
    • WordPress - LIVE Online

    The Beatrice Continuing Education office 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.

    Winter 2021

    Animals & Pets
    • Backyard Chickens - LIVE Online
    • Basic Pet Care: Dog & Cat - LIVE Online
    • New Furry Family Member - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Sheep Farming 101 - LIVE Online
    Arts, Crafts & Hobbies
    • Acrylic Painting: Spring Floral - LIVE Online
    • Adult Pottery - Beatrice
    • NEW! Basic Drawing (Ages 7-12 & Adults) - LIVE Online
    • The Beauty of Watercolor (High School Age & Up) - LIVE Online
    • Beginning Knitting - LIVE Online
    • Bob Ross: Church in the Valley - LIVE Online
    • Bob Ross: Cypress Creek - LIVE Online
    • Bob Ross: Midnight Storm - LIVE Online
    • Bob Ross Painting: Abandoned Boat - LIVE Online
    • Color Pencil Painting: Baltimore Oriole - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Color Pencil Painting: Tiny Tiger Lily - LIVE Online
    • Cozy Up to a New Craft - LIVE Online
    • Decoupage Eggs - Beatrice
    • Digitizing Memories - LIVE Online
    • Gratitude, Gimmicks & Going the Extra Mile - LIVE Online
    • Handmade Greeting Cards - LIVE Online
    • Homemade Paper - Beatrice
    • Intro to Watercolor Painting - LIVE Online
    • Learn to Crochet - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Mixed Media Art Journal - LIVE Online
    • Nothing New Trip - Depart from Beatrice
    • Painting Autumn & Winter Trees in Watercolor - LIVE Online
    • Pictures Galore, Organizing & More! - LIVE Online
    • Resin & Clay Jewelry - LIVE Online
    • Second Step Crochet - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Shutterfly - LIVE Online
    • Shutterfly Photo Book Memories - Beatrice
    • Silverware Jewelry - Beatrice
    • NEW! Still Life in Charcoal - LIVE Online
    • Taco Bout A Scrap: Dream Daze Scrapbook Retreat - Beatrice
    • T-shirt Block Interfacing - LIVE Online
    • ZenDoodle - LIVE Online
    Bus Trip
    • Nothing New Trip - Depart from Beatrice
    Computers & Technology: Getting Started
    • Apple ID, iCloud & Photo Management with Photos for Mac - LIVE Online
    • Digitizing Memories - LIVE Online
    • iPhone Tips & Tricks - LIVE Online
    • iPhone/iPad II: Beyond the Basics - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series
      • LDL: Basic Zoom - LIVE Online
      • NEW! LDL: Exploring Apps (Health & Wellness) - LIVE Online
      • NEW! LDL: Exploring Apps (Savvy Seniors!) - LIVE Online
      • NEW! LDL: Exploring Apps (Workplace Skills) - LIVE Online
      • LDL: How to Host a Meeting on Zoom - LIVE Online
      • LDL: Video Chatting with Family & Friends - LIVE Online
    • Online Buying & Selling - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Online Grocery Shopping - LIVE Online
    • Passwords, Logins, IDs, OH MY! - LIVE Online
    • Photography & Editing Using Your Mobile Device - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Shutterfly - LIVE Online
    • Shutterfly Photo Book Memories - Beatrice
    • Smartphone Basics: Android - LIVE Online
    • Smartphone Basics: iPhone - LIVE Online
    • Smartphone Next Level - LIVE Online
    • Using the Cloud - Beatrice
    Explore
    • Conflict Shocks & Your Health - LIVE Online
    • Decoupage Eggs - Beatrice
    • Glass Fusing Wine Bottles - Beatrice
    • Native American Flute - Beatrice
    • Silverware Jewelry - Beatrice
    • Speechcraft - Beatrice
    Family Matters
    • Beginning Genealogy: Start Your Family History - LIVE Online
    • College Tuition Planning - LIVE Online
    • Co-Parenting: Working Together for Your Children - Online
    • DNA Tells a Story - LIVE Online
    • Finding Your Ancestors Series
      • NEW! FYA: Engage Your Family - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: FamilySearch - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: Genealogical Research Wikis - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: Google - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: Graveyards & Obituaries - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: Social Media - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: Societies, Libraries & Archives - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: U.S. Censuses - LIVE Online
    • From Theory to Discovery: Breaking Down Your Brick Wall with Timelines - LIVE Online
    • Human Trafficking: Slavery Today - LIVE Online
    • Intermediate Genealogy - LIVE Online
    • Let’s Do Lunch: Video Chatting with Family & Friends - LIVE Online
    • Level 2 Co-Parenting: Working Together for Your Children - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Navigating Medicare.gov - Beatrice
    • NEW! Online Grocery Shopping - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Understanding Learning Styles & Tools for a Successful Student - LIVE Online
    • Welcome to Medicare - Beatrice or Webinar
    Foods
    • Air Fryer 101 - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Cottage Cheese, Yes Please! - LIVE Online
    • Cupcake Kids: St. Patrick's Cupcakes (Ages 6-12) - Beatrice
    • Cupcake Kids: Sweetheart Cupcakes (Ages 6-12) - Beatrice
    • NEW! Decorating Tips & Tricks - LIVE Online
    • Delectable Dumplings - LIVE Online
    • Fats & Oils - LIVE Online
    • Flowering Cupcakes - LIVE Online
    • Food Protection Manager Online Class - Online & Beatrice
    • Fun with Fondant - Beatrice
    • The Great Mystery Bake Off – Nailed It Edition - LIVE Online
    • Homemade Kolaches - LIVE Online
    • Instant Pot Cooking Basics - LIVE Online
    • Katie’s Cooking Class: Knife Techniques - LIVE Online
    • Macarons - LIVE Online
    • Make Ahead: Freezer Meals, Tips & Tricks - LIVE Online
    • Nutrient Dense Foods: Grass-Fed Meat, Pastured Poultry, Eggs & Bone Broth - LIVE Online
    • Sourdough Bread 101 - LIVE Online
    • Whether You Knead It or Not: Baguettes - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Whether You Knead It or Not: Pizza - LIVE Online
    • NEW! A Whole Lotta Shakin’: How to Make Great Cocktails at Home - LIVE Online
    Genealogy
    • Beginning Genealogy: Start Your Family History - LIVE Online
    • DNA Tells a Story - LIVE Online
    • Finding Your Ancestors Series
      • NEW! FYA: Engage Your Family - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: FamilySearch - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: Genealogical Research Wikis - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: Google - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: Graveyards & Obituaries - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: Social Media - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: Societies, Libraries & Archives - LIVE Online
      • NEW! FYA: U.S. Censuses - LIVE Online
    • From Theory to Discovery: Breaking Down Your Brick Wall with Timelines - LIVE Online
    • Intermediate Genealogy - LIVE Online
    Home & Garden
    • Life's a Garden Series
      • LaG: Beginning Gardening - LIVE Online
      • LaG: “Squash” Garden Pests - LIVE Online
      • LaG: Weed It & Reap - LIVE Online
    • Organize Your Home (AKA Keep It or Toss It) - LIVE Online
    • Winter Perennial Gardening Classes for Newbies & Veterans Alike
      • NEW! Gardening by the Month - LIVE Online
      • NEW! Perennials: Getting Started with Your Secret Garden—What’s Your Style? - LIVE Online
      • NEW! Recognizing & Avoiding Invasive & Noxious Plant Types - LIVE Online
      • NEW! Successful Seed Starting Techniques - LIVE Online
      • NEW! Types of Perennial Gardens - LIVE Online
      • NEW! Types of Perennial Plants - LIVE Online
      • NEW! Using Microsoft OneNote to Document Your Gardening Ideas & Knowledge - LIVE Online
      • NEW! Winter Pruning: Working with Bushes & Small Trees - LIVE Online
    Languages
    • Beginning French Conversation I - LIVE Online
    • Beginning French Conversation II - LIVE Online
    • Beginning Spanish - LIVE Online
    • Conversation Française Avancée: Conversations Continuant en Français - LIVE Online
    • Intermediate Spanish - LIVE Online
    • Sign Exact English: Medical Focus - LIVE Online
    Mind & Body
    • Anywhere Yoga Using a Chair - LIVE Online
    • Conflict Shocks & Your Health - LIVE Online
    • Emotional Freedom for Weight Loss - Beatrice
    • Energy Medicine for Immune Health - LIVE Online
    • Fundamentals of Yoga - LIVE Online
    • Gentle Yoga - LIVE Online
    • Intro to Energy Testing - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Let’s Do Lunch: Exploring Apps (Health & Wellness) - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Personal & Professional Refocus - LIVE Online
    • Strength Training FUNdamentals: Strengthen & Tone - LIVE Online
    • Strength Training FUNdamentals: Tone & Eat Right - LIVE Online
    • Yoga & Pilates - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    Money Matters
    • College Tuition Planning - LIVE Online
    • I Don’t Need a Will, I’m Only 30 - LIVE Online
    • Long Term Care Cost Planning - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Navigating Medicare.gov - Beatrice
    • NEW! Online Grocery Shopping - LIVE Online
    • Planning a Funeral - LIVE Online
    • Social Security 101: Understanding This Retirement Benefit - LIVE Online
    • Tired of Cable TV, Dish or Direct TV? Cut the Cord! - LIVE Online
    • Welcome to Medicare - Beatrice or Webinar
    Music
    • NEW! Differences in Universal Music Across Cultures - LIVE Online
    • Intro to the Guitar - LIVE Online
    • Intro to the Ukulele - LIVE Online
    • Native American Flute - Beatrice
    • One-on-One Voice Lessons - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Practical Practicing Workshop - LIVE Online
    Performing Arts
    • NEW! Differences in Universal Music Across Cultures - LIVE Online
    • Intro to the Guitar - LIVE Online
    • Intro to the Ukulele - LIVE Online
    • Native American Flute - Beatrice
    • One-on-One Voice Lessons - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Practical Practicing Workshop - LIVE Online
    Personal Development
    • NEW! Blogging for Beginners - LIVE Online
    • Business Plan Basics - LIVE Online
    • Getting Ready to Start My Business - LIVE Online
    • Gratitude, Gimmicks & Going the Extra Mile - LIVE Online
    • Introduction to Marketing Skills - LIVE Online
    • Let Me Share My Story with You: Writing My Memories - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series
      • LDL: Basic Zoom - LIVE Online
      • NEW! LDL: Exploring Apps (Health & Wellness) - LIVE Online
      • NEW! LDL: Exploring Apps (Savvy Seniors!) - LIVE Online
      • NEW! LDL: Exploring Apps (Workplace Skills) - LIVE Online
      • LDL: How to Host a Meeting on Zoom - LIVE Online
      • LDL: Video Chatting with Family & Friends - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Navigating Medicare.gov - Beatrice
    • NEW! Personal & Professional Refocus - LIVE Online
    • Publish Your Writing - LIVE Online
    • NEW! SCC Book Club - LIVE Online
    • Speechcraft - Beatrice
    • Take an Idea from Concept to Launch - LIVE Online
    • Welcome to Medicare - Beatrice or Webinar
    Photography
    • Apple ID, iCloud & Photo Management with Photos for Mac - LIVE Online
    • Digital Photography - LIVE Online
    • Digital Photography 101 - LIVE Online
    • Digital Photography 201 - LIVE Online
    • Digital Photography 301 - LIVE Online
    • Digitizing Memories - LIVE Online
    • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements - LIVE Online
    • Photography & Editing Using Your Mobile Device - LIVE Online
    • Pictures Galore, Organizing & More! - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Shutterfly - LIVE Online
    • Shutterfly Photo Book Memories - Beatrice
    • Taco Bout a Scrap: Dream Daze Scrapbook Retreat - Beatrice
    Social Media
    • NEW! Blogging for Beginners - LIVE Online
    • Facebook© is for You - LIVE Online
    • Facebook© I Tips & Tricks - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Finding Your Ancestors: Social Media - LIVE Online
    • Introduction to Marketing Skills - LIVE Online
    • Let's Do Lunch Series
      • LDL: Basic Zoom - LIVE Online
      • LDL: How to Host a Meeting on Zoom - LIVE Online
      • LDL: Video Chatting with Family & Friends - LIVE Online
    • LinkedIn© for Business: Basic - LIVE Online
    • Publish Your Writing - LIVE Online
    Software Applications
    • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements - LIVE Online
    • Excel 2016: Basic - Beatrice
    • Excel 2016: Intermediate - Beatrice
    • QuickBooks 2019: Basic - LIVE Online
    • QuickBooks 2019: Intermediate - LIVE Online
    • Tips & Tricks: Excel - LIVE Online
    • Tips & Tricks: Word - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Using Microsoft OneNote to Document Your Gardening Ideas & Knowledge - LIVE Online
    • Working with QuickBooks Online - LIVE Online
    Sport, Recreation & Fitness
    • Anywhere Yoga Using a Chair - LIVE Online
    • Fundamentals of Yoga - LIVE Online
    • Gentle Yoga - LIVE Online
    • Strength Training FUNdamentals: Strengthen & Tone - LIVE Online
    • Strength Training FUNdamentals: Tone & Eat Right - LIVE Online
    • Yoga & Pilates - Beatrice or LIVE Online
    Youth
    • Babysitting 101 (Ages 10-14) - Online
    • NEW! Basic Drawing (Ages 7-12) - LIVE Online
    • The Beauty of Watercolor (High School Age & Up) - LIVE Online
    • Cupcake Kids: St. Patrick's Cupcakes (Ages 6-12) - Beatrice
    • Cupcake Kids: Sweetheart Cupcakes (Ages 6-12) - Beatrice
    • Painting Autumn & Winter Trees in Watercolor (4th Grade & Up) - LIVE Online
    • Skills & Drills Camp (4th-8th Grade) - Online
    • NEW! Still Life in Charcoal (4th Grade & Up) - LIVE Online
    • NEW! Understanding Learning Styles & Tools for a Successful Student - 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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