Courses

Pre-registration is required for all Lifelong Learning Courses.

HOW TO REGISTER:
Register

STEP 1. Register:

By Phone: Call 403.782.7955   By Mail: mail- PO Box 5742, Lacombe, AB, T4L 1X3

By e-mail:  office@cllla.com

WE NEED: • your name,• phone number, or e-mail address• name and date of course.

10% DISCOUNT FOR CLLLA MEMBERSHIP HOLDERS family/ individual memberships are $15.00 for the calendar year.

CHILDREN MAY ATTEND SOME CLASSES FOR FREE WITH ADULTS- PLEASE ASK WHEN REGISTEREING (this is at the discretion of CLLLA)

STEP 2. Try to make your payment within 1 week of course start to ensure you place.

In person: by cash or cheque at the Lacombe Centre Mall Bay 167 . or via e-mail transfer.

 

Cheques and money orders can be made payable to :   The County of Lacombe Lifelong

Learning Association – or CLLLA

 

CLASS DATES AND TIMES MAY CHANGE OR BE ADDED

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED – Just in case!!!

 

CLLLA CLASSES:

MONTHLY CLASSES- please call for next class date

Literacy Improvement Classes:
can start anytime- please call to set up a personalized program

Reading practice- improve your reading speed, comprehension and fluency
Basic Math skills -Addition and Subtraction:
Spelling and Writing practice

COST: $15 CLLLA membership

FIRST AID CERTIFICATION:

Emergency First Aid   – Blended learning- computer/ self study required- tutoring available.

This course focuses on the ABC’s – airway, breathing, and circulation CPR Level C – Adult/Child / Infant. Classes available upon request in Lacombe, Clive, Alix, Blackfalds, Bentley, and Eckville- minimum 4 people.

WHEN: online component can be completed within 30 days of in-class testing- Monthly in-class testing the last week of every month– please call for dates.
COST: $100

Standard First Aid – Blended learning- computer/ self study required- tutoring available.

Full Standard First Aid : Classes available upon request in Lacombe, Clive, Alix, Blackfalds, Bentley, and Eckville- minimum 4 people.

WHEN: online component can be completed within 30 days of in-class testing- Monthly in-class testing the last week of every month– please call for dates.

COST: $120

RE-certification- First Aid   – Blended learning- computer/ self study required- tutoring available.

WHEN: online component can be completed within 30 days of in-class testing- Monthly in-class testing the last week of every month- please call for dates. Classes available upon request in Lacombe, Clive, Alix, Blackfalds, Bentley, and Eckville- minimum 4 people.

COST: $100

National Food Safety Training Program

The NFSTP course will help food handlers and management in Food Service and Food Retail operations learn how to prepare and serve safe food. Certificate course.
WHEN: Can start anytime-
please call to book a date and for more information

COST: $120

NEW FUTURES:
Career transitional workshops:
include coping with job loss and resumes and cover letter development.
WHEN:  
Mon- Fri 9-4
Monthly sessions- Please call for dates. (403)782-7955
COST:
FREE- pre- registration is appreciated

Coffee and Computers with Laura:

This class is a drop-in class to provide an opportunity for individuals to come and ask common computer questions.

Lacombe: Every Tuesday AND Thursday Sept. 11-Dec 20th 10-12 AM.

Monthly sessions:

Bentley Library- Sept- Nov. every 2nd Thurs. 1-3pm

Alix Library- Sept- Nov. every 3rd Thurs. 1-3pm

Eckville Library- Sept-Nov. every 3rd Tues. 1-3pm

COST: Free

SEPTEMBER CLASSES:

Basic Office Skills Program:

This course is a comprehensive 6 week program that will instruct participants in the development of standard skills for working in an office environment. Classes include computer skills, word, excel, emailing, customer service, basic book keeping, public speaking etc. Please call if interested – start date will depend on registrations.

WHEN: call if interested- start date will be determined when registration minimum is met.

Course will be 6 weeks- Monday to Thursday 10-3

COST:$500 ($200 required at course start- remaining can be paid in payments)
please note this is not a credited program, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a letter of reference

 

Intro to Photography:

Students will learn the basics of a DSLR camera including terminology, function of the camera, elements of a photo and some hands-on experience.

WHEN: Sat. Sept 15-Oct 6th 7-8pm

COST: $130.00

 

Beginner Trail Running

For Beginner runners who want to run for fun….Walk to Run program using Lacombe’s wonderful trail system. Learn how to transition from walking to running and the importance of the after- stretch. Diane Hayduk is an experienced trail runner from the Bill Nielsen Trail Society with a 7 year career of running and has competed in many distances and races.

WHEN: Starting in September – start any time! ongoing – please call to register

COST: $20 donation to Bill Nielsen Trail Society

 

 

English Pronunciation Classes:
Class to help improve pronunciation issues for English Language Learners. This is not suitable for beginner ESL.

WHEN: Mondays or Wednesdays Sept 17- Nov. 19 6:30-8:30pm

COST:$50.00for 1x week / $80 for 2x week
CLLLA family membership required-$15.00

 

Pre- GED Math Class!
In this class your will learn and practice the basic math skills. Fall GED is Oct 2-Dec 13th.

WHEN: Mon.Sept 17- Fri. Sept. 21- 1-3pm OR 9-2 Sundays Sept 23 & 30
COST: $50- ½ of the fee will be refunded upon completion of program

 

 

Tips For Saving Money:

Join us to discuss some money saving tips to help make cuts from your families spending and put it into savings!!

WHEN: Lacombe -Mon Sept 17th 6-8pm Bentley- Mon. Sept 24th 6-8pm

COST: $10/ family

 

Chair Yoga

A gentle yoga class designed for all levels and abilities to help increase flexibility and mobility.

WHEN: Mon and Wed Sept 17-Dec 12 9-9:45am

COST: $50

 

Travelers Spanish:

 

Learn some common phrases and expressions to use during travels or with your Spanish speaking friends!

WHEN: Starts Sept. 18th ( 5 Classes) 6:30-8:30pm

COST: $125

 

Intro to Meaningful Meditation:

In this session you will be learning some basic relaxation and meditation skills to help with anxiety, anger and stress.

WHEN: Tues. Sept. 18th– Oct. 2 6-8pm

COST:$50

 

Basic Bookkeeping (Manual)

Learn the basics of bookkeeping and accounting principles.

WHEN: Wed. Sept. 19-Oct. 10 (4 classes) 6:30-8:30pm
COST:
$160.00

Resume writing workshop:

Join us for an in-depth workshop to help you with the skill of resume writing.

WHEN: Lacombe: Wed. Sept 19th 2-4

Available in Clive, Alix, Bentley, Blackfalds or Eckville upon Request.
COST:
$15

 

Conversation en francais:

Join us to practice using French in conversations. Please call if you are new to confirm class before coming. Must have some prior French language development. Start at any time, but fee will not be adjusted.

WHEN: Ongoing Sept- Dec 2018 Thurs- starting Sept. 20th 7-9pm

COST: $25 or no charge with CLLLA family membership – $15.00

 

Seniors Martial Arts:

This set of introductory classes is for anyone with mobility or strength issues. Included in the class will be instruction on basic martial arts techniques including some self defense for seniors and defending yourself but mostly fun!
WHEN: Fridays Sept. 21- Oct 5th 9-9:45
COST: $10

 

Winterize your Lawnmower
Get your lawnmower all ready for next Spring.

WHEN: Saturday Sept. 22 10-12
COST: $25.00

 

Car Maintenance 101:

Learn how to do some simple mechanical repairs and maintenance on your vehicle. Tire changes, oil changes, fuses, etc.

WHEN: Sun Sept. 23rd 1-4pm

COST: $50

 

Winter Composting

Learn how to compost over the winter- Turn organic waste into healthy and useful soil for your house plants or gardens.

WHEN: Mon Sept. 24th 6-8pm

COST: $25.00

 

Grief Recovery Group Support  

The Grief Recovery Method will teach you the steps to take to move beyond the grief that is a normal and natural reaction to loss or change of any kind. There are over 40 kinds of loss we can experience in a lifetime and they all create pain that can range from uncomfortable to overwhelming. Over 8 weeks, you will be guided through the process that will help you let go of your pain and achieve an improved quality of life.

WHEN: Wed Sept. 26 – Nov. 14 6:30-8pm

COST: $350/person

 

Pet Loss Support Group  

Losing your pet is painful. If you have found yourself almost inconsolable after your pet died, know that this is common, normal and natural. Pets offer unconditional love and acceptance, joy, affection, comfort and company. Their deaths produce a level of pain that is difficult to describe. Over 6 weeks you will learn the steps of The Grief Recovery Method that will help you let go of your pain and achieve an improved quality of life.

WHEN: Mon Sept. 24 – Nov. 5 (no class Oct. 8)   6:30 – 8pm

COST: $260/person

 

Helping Children With Loss    

Whether the children you care about have experienced or are about to encounter a significant emotional loss due to a friend moving away, death – human or animal, separation, divorce, house moves, change of schools, being adopted, fostered or bullied, having the correct information at your fingertips can made a significant difference to their progress and well-being. This 6 week program is suitable for parent, teachers, grandparents, youth workers, social workers, health care workers or any adult who want to learn how to communicate effectively with children about losses they have had or will have, using The Grief Recovery Method.

WHEN: Thurs Sept. 27 – Nov. 1   6:30-8 pm

COST: $260/person

 

Aging Gracefully

This session is to provide information for individuals that are experiencing changes in their abilities or for care givers to those experiencing aging related changes to independent living.

WHEN: Fri Sept. 28th 1-3pm OR Tues Oct. 16th 6-8pm

COST: $30- refreshments provided

OCTOBER CLASSES:

GED Preparation Program

This GEP prep program includes instruction to prepare for the GED exam, all materials and resources and the exam fee. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED –Funding may be available for qualifying applicants

WHEN: Tues, Wed & Thurs, Oct. 2-Dec. 13 5-8pm
COST:
$300 for those that do not qualify for funding.

 

Conversational Spanish

Some Spanish is required- practice speaking and listening, expand vocabulary.

WHEN: Wed. Oct. 3-Dec 12 -7pm- 8pm- start at any time, but fee is not adjusted.

COST: $25

 

Crochet Classes:
Interested in learning how to crochet? Join us for a 4 week course to walk you through the basics of crochet and complete a project.

WHEN:

Beginner Weds. Oct. 3-24th 10-12
Intermediate
Weds. Oct. 3-24th 1-3pm

COST: $60 (all materials provided)

 

The Basics of Budgeting

The class provides assistance with planning, problem solving and sticking to basic personal budgets.

WHEN: Fri. Oct. 12 1-3pm OR Sun. Oct. 14th 10-12

COST: $10

 

Intro to line dancing – for all ages!

Come out for 4 Friday mornings and learn a couple of popular line dances.

WHEN: Fri. Oct 12-Nov. 2nd 9-9:45am

COST: $20

 

Learn to Read Sheet Music
In this class you will learn how to read music.

WHEN: Wed. Oct. 17-Oct 24 7-8pm

COST: $25

 

Prepare For The Driving Exam:

FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE or LOW READING LEVELS:
WHEN: Mon-Thurs Oct. 15- Nov. 8th
daytime: 1:30-3pm OR evenings: 6:30-8pm

COST: $100

Adventures in Watercolour

Have you always wanted to try watercolour?  This 4-session introduction will give you a grounding in its basics as you produce several pieces of art.

Mon. Oct. 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5 . 6:30-8:30 pm
COST: $80 all materials supplied

 

Intro to Photography:

Students will learn the basics of a DSLR camera including terminology, function of the camera, elements of a photo and some hands-on experience.

WHEN: Sat. Oct. 20-Nov. 10th 7-8pm

COST: $130.00

 

Values Clarification Workshop
Do you need to make a positive change in your life but don’t know where to start? How about start with who you are and what’s really important to you. If you are looking to make a career change, figure out what to do in your retirement, or just live in alignment with who you really are, this one-day workshop is just what you need. By participating in this workshop you will: 1) Discover your true values, 2) clarify and prioritize your values, and 3) prioritize your time based on what’s most important to you. Renew your passion and zest for life by signing up for this workshop today.

When: Sat, Oct. 20-12:30 – 4:30 pm.

Cost: $50/person

 

Basic Bookkeeping (Manual)

Learn the basics of bookkeeping and accounting principles.

WHEN: Tues. Oct. 23-Nov. 13 (4 classes) 1-3pm
COST:
$160.00

Personality Dimensions Workshop:

This workshop provides an easily understood methodology for building self-awareness, self-esteem, and effective communication strategies.
WHEN:
Fri. Oct 26th 9-3pm

COST: $80

 

 

Russian Cooking Class

Learn to make some classic Russian dishes. The menu will include Borsch and Chebureki.

WHEN: Sat. Oct. 27th 2-5pm

COST: $60

 

NOVEMBER CLASSES:

 

Basic Bookkeeping (Manual)

Learn the basics of bookkeeping and accounting principles.

WHEN:   Weds Nov. 7-28th 6:30-8:30pm
COST:
$160.00

 

Travelers Spanish:

 

Learn some common phrases and expressions to use during travels or with your Spanish speaking friends!

WHEN: Starts Thurs. Nov. 8 ( 5 Classes) 6:30-8:30pm

COST: $125

 

 

Intro to Crochet- The VERY Basics

Thinking about taking a crochet class or just wanting help to get started-join us for a 2 hour introductory class that will get you on your way.

WHEN: Sat. Nov.3 10-12

COST:$30- all materials provided

 

 

Marriage Communication Course”:

“Would you like a happier, stronger relationship with your spouse?

This class incorporates the principles of the 5 Love Languages and teaches other practical tools that will enhance your communications skills with loved ones.

The instructors: Rick and Linda Graber.

WHEN: Sat Nov. 3 9-1

COST: $60-couple

 

 

Beginner Crochet Classes:
Interested in learning how to crochet? Join us for a 4 week course to walk you through the basics of crochet and complete a project.

WHEN: Tues. Nov. 6-27th 6-8pm

COST: $60 materials provided

 

Intro to Meaningful Meditation:

In this session you will be learning some basic meditation skills to help with anxiety, anger and stress.

WHEN: Wed Nov. 7-21 6-8pm

COST:$50

 

Classic French Cooking Class

Learn to make some classic French dishes and learn some French as well.

WHEN: Sat. Nov 10th   2-5pm

COST: $60

 

Understanding Insurance:

This class is designed to help individuals understand the options and the coverage they have with their insurance providers. What you need vs what you have!

WHEN: Thurs. Nov 15th 6-9pm

COST: $25/ $30 couple

 

The Language of Wine
Sample and learn! This class will introduce you to the different types of wine and the terminology used to describe them.

WHEN: Fri. Nov. 16th 6:30-9pm

COST: $30

 

Wills & Estates:

Learn about types of wills and what to include; guardianship, trusteeship, choosing an executor, enduring power of attorney & personal directives as well as taking inventory of expenses, assets, creditors, and insurance.

 

WHEN: Sat. Nov. 17th 9-12

COST: $20  

 

Adventures in Acrylic

4-session introduction that explores acrylic’s versatility using a variety of ‘canvases’ from wood to tile to traditional backings.

WHEN: Mon. Nov. 19,26 and Dec. 3, 10 6:30-8:30pm

COST: $80 all materials supplied

 

Resume writing workshop:

Join us for an in-depth workshop to help you with the skill of resume writing.

WHEN: Lacombe: Mon. Nov 19th 1-3

Available in Clive, Alix, Bentley, Blackfalds or Eckville upon Request.
COST:
$15

 

Intro to Spanish Cooking:

 

Learn to prepare some Main dishes and “tapas” style meals.

WHEN: Sat. Nov. 24th 2-5pm

COST: $60

 

Creative Writing Class:

Come and develop your creative writing skills in this interactive and interesting class designed to improve your writing skills.

WHEN: Sat. Nov. 24th 10-12

COST: $20

 

 

Intro to Photography:

Students will learn the basics of a DSLR camera including terminology, function of the camera, elements of a photo and some hands-on experience.

WHEN: Sat. Nov. 24-Dec 15th 7-8pm

COST: $130.00

 

DECEMBER CLASSES

 

Christmas Around the World:

This session will describe some of the different traditions for Christmas around the world. The afternoon will include visual presentations, stories, music, food and drinks.

WHEN: Sat. Dec 1 3-6pm

COST: $20/family

 

Pre- GED Math Class!
In this class your will learn and practice the basic math skills. Winter GED starts in Jan 2019.

WHEN: Mon. Dec. 3- Thurs Dec 6th – 1-3pm OR Mon & Wed. Dec 3-Dec 12 6-8pm
COST: $50- fee refundable upon completion of program

 

Chocolate Making:

Learn to make homemade chocolates- great for Christmas gifts!!
WHEN: Wed. Dec 5th 6-8pm

COST: $40
Learn to Make Bread

Learn to make homemade bread, buns and cinnamon buns. The perfect way to spend a December afternoon.

WHEN: Sat. Dec 8th 2-5pm

COST: $40

 

Christmas Wreaths:

Join us for a crafty afternoon and create a unique and personalized wreath for the holiday season.

WHEN: Sun. Dec 9th 2-5pm

COST: $40

The Lacombe Lifelong Learning Association thanks you for participating in our learning opportunities!

 

Please let us know if you want a class brought to your community- we need an minimum of 4 to offer rural classes.

Do you have a course or program idea or a skill you would like to share?? Feedback on classes?? PLEASE LET US KNOW!

Class dates may change or be added, please call if interested even if the date or time doesn’t work, just in case it has changed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Courses

    glenda wright said:
    October 13, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Could I get private Spanish lessons?

      Lacombe Lifelong Learning responded:
      October 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Hi Glenda
      We do not offer private Spanish classes- however I can put up a poster in our office with your contact information for anyone that may be interested in providing that for you.
      Thanks
      Dani

    Michelle Moger said:
    March 17, 2016 at 3:17 am

    I would like to know when you start a beginner Spanish class.

      Lacombe Lifelong Learning responded:
      March 17, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      Hi There, we have just started our last session for the winter. We will have more scheduled during May and June however I am not sure of the dates yet. They are usually on Tuesday nights and I would think that the Spring session would start in the first week of May. We are currently putting our Spring programming together, would you like me to put you on the list for the next class and I will call you when the dates are finalized? If you do I will need your phone number.
      Thanks Michelle
      Dani

    A. said:
    December 9, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Do you have a cancellation and/or refund policy for your computer courses?

      Lacombe Lifelong Learning responded:
      December 9, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Hi there
      Our refund policy is found under registrations.
      CLLLA Registration & Refund Policies

      • Pre-registration is required for all courses.
      • Payment by cash or cheque or money order to CLLLA must accompany registrations.
      • Registrations are accepted by mail and at CLLLA: PO Box 5742 Lacombe AB T4L 1X3 or at our office at 5005 49th st Lacombe Call 403-782-7955 for office hours.
      • Courses with too few registration may be cancelled with as little as 1 days notice.
      • Fees paid for courses cancelled by CLLLA will be refunded as soon as possible and within 30 days.
      • Registrations cancelled by a learner at least two weeks prior to the start date will be refunded within 30 days.
      • Registrations cancelled by a learner less than two days before the course start date may not be issued a refund due to the need to pay instructors fees for confirmed classes.
      • Grievances regarding Registration and Refund Policies can be submitted in writing to: CLLLA Chairperson, Box 5742, Lacombe, AB, T4L 1X3
      Thank you, if you have any other questions please contact me at (403)782-7955
      Dani

    G said:
    November 19, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Are there any courses available for breathing meditation?

      Lacombe Lifelong Learning responded:
      December 9, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Hi there
      Sorry I haven’t replied sooner, I was looking into some options for you but unfortunately I couldn’t find any classes on this. We do not currently offer a class on any kind of meditation, but I am trying to arrange for one for the Spring- it is a great course idea.
      Thank you
      Dani

    Alma Avecilla said:
    September 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Hi! I would like to enrol in Emergency First Aid. I would like to know the requirements and when is the earlier schedule.
    You may contact me thru my mobile 780-2245992 or thru email.
    Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

    Alma Avecilla

      Lacombe Lifelong Learning responded:
      September 8, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Hi Alma,
      There are first aid programs running every week. I will give you the link to the schedule and the contact information for registering.
      http://www.magnifiedts.com/ look under schedules.
      (403) 782-2116
      Thank you,
      Dani

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