Community Education

Personal Enrichment

As a community college, Wallace State offers programs that provide enrichment and sustain holistically members of our community. Personal Enrichment programs teach individuals skills to help them develop new hobbies and create engagement among those interested in a similar focus. Additionally, personal enrichment provides programming for young and older adults in topics ranging from cake decorating to photography essentials.

Course Options

Call 1-256-352-8386 or Email (​ashley.baker@wallacestate.edu) to Register Today!

 

Refresh Your Choreography
This class will aide dance teachers and students in cultivating their creative voice. The class begins with a short warm-up and then shifts into learning fundamental choreographic skills, including how to translate stories and language into movement. This class will help to take dance routines and performance pieces to the next level.

Time: On Demand
Tuition: $20

Getting Pointe Shoe Ready
This class will take the mystery out of assessing students for Pointe shoe readiness. WSCC instructor Brooke Desnoes and a student demonstrator will take participants through a check list of exercises to be aimed at assessing individual readiness to meet the physical demands of Pointe training.

Time: On Demand
Tuition: $20

Dance Pedagogy--Creative Teaching
The goal of this class is to give participants a fresh look at exercises that are commonly taught during every ballet class. Making the ordinary exciting, keeping student interested, and increase learning retention rate are all results of creative teaching principals.

Time: On Demand
Tuition: $20

Ballet Classes for Young Dancers
Based on the idea that a strong technical base will provide the foundation for future advanced study, this class will highlight the hallmarks of traditional classical ballet training for young dancers. Exercises will be taught alongside strength training exercises to aide student and teacher in building correct muscle memories.

Time: On Demand
Tuition: $20

Allegro Exercises for Intermediate Students
Keeping allegro exercises fresh and interesting is always a challenge for dance teachers. This class will give participants insight into training exercises at the barre and in the center to build exciting and fun allegro combination for the intermediate dancer.

Time: On Demand
Tuition: $20

Online Ballet, Pointe and Jazz/Modern
Wallace State Community College is now offering Ballet, Pointe and Jazz/Modern classes to intermediate and advanced dancers. WSCC’s goal is to produce technically strong and artistically expressive dancers who are sought after for their professionalism and ability to easily adapt to the broad range of styles demanded of today’s dance professionals. This program develops skills needed to pursue industry career options or further education at college or university level.

Time: Classes meet twice a week. Classes are 1.5 hours and last 12 weeks
Tuition: $125-$150

* Students who participate in Dance for Home Schoolers are not responsible for academic work related to dance classes, these students participate solely in movement-based exercises and therefore do not receive college credits for classes they attend.

Allegro Dance Theatre
Selected student may also be asked to participate as Apprentice to Allegro Dance Theatre, the WSCC Dance Company. Admission to the WSCC Dance Program and Allegro Dance Theatre is based on a scheduled audition.

Time: Classes meet twice a week. Classes are 1.25 hours and last 12 weeks
Tuition: $150

Cake Decorarting

Cake decorating is one of the sugar arts that uses icing or frosting and other edible decorative elements to make plain cakes more visually interesting. Learn a variety of techniques for use in personal baking or a future in catering.

Time: Classes meet once a week in the evening. Classes are 2 hours and last 4 weeks.
Tuition: $75

Planting Seeds Community Garden
The planting Seeds Community Garden course is a community gardening program designed to teach a wide range of skills related to agriculture and gardening. This course consists of two components. First, is a membership to The Planting Seeds Community Garden where members will plant their own 8'x 4' garden bed. Second, is an optional monthly workshop held in the community garden education room in the Sustainable Agriculture Building.

Topics include, but are not limited to gardening techniques, nutrition, selling, and marketing produce. All members will have access to basic gardening tools, seeds, and/or transplants for their garden.

Time: Optional monthly workshop
Tuition: $10 or certification of 6 volunteer hours in lieu of tuition

Gardening Basics
Students will learn the basics to have the best results out of their garden.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday for a 1.5-hour session
Tuition: $15

Pesticide Use & Safety Home Gardens
Learn everything needed to use pesticide safely and appropriately.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday for a 1.5-hour session
Tuition: $15

Introduction to Soils
Learn about soil texture and how to understand soil to make the best management decisions based on the types.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday for a 1.5-hour session.
Tuition: $15

Soil Testing
Learn how to read soil test and use the information to give crops the appropriate fertilization. Take the guess work out of it.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday for a 1.5-hour session
Tuition: $15

Plant Nutrients
Learn about Macro and Micronutrients, how they work, signs of deficiency and how to correct.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday for a 1.5-hour session
Tuition: $15

Managing Organic Matter
Participants will learn how to manage organic matter to increase water holding capacity and recycle nutrients.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday for a 1.5-hour session.
Tuition: $15

Winterizing: Garden Cover Crops
Participants will learn what to plant during non-cropping times to benefit the soil and how the cover crops work for them.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday for a 1.5-hour session.
Tuition: $15

Marketing for Small Farms
Individuals will learn how to make their farm stand out against the rest by advertising and using social media platforms.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday for a 1.5-hour session.
Tuition: $15

Small Farmer
Taught by Travis Kress, Wallace State’s Small Farmer Training Program will prepare students to start and operate their own small working farms. The course is also useful to anyone beginning a hobby garden. It is also applicable to those who desire work as a farm manager or in support of an agriculture-related nonprofit.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday for a 1.5-hour session.
Tuition: $15

Setting of Landscape Plants Exam Prep
This class will help individuals prepare for the exam offered by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries in the Setting of Landscape Plants.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday for a 1.5-hour session.
Tuition: $15

Ornamental/Turf Pesticide Supervisor Exam Prep
This is an in-depth two-hour class based on the curriculum and study manual developed by the Alabama Department of Agriculture in preparation for the state exam.

Time: Class meets on Tuesday for a 1.5-hour session.
Tuition: $15

Intro to Genealogy
The student will learn the basics of tracing a family history for personal, medical, legal, and other purposes through exposure to basic methods and resources for American genealogical research.

Time: Class meets on a Tuesday and Thursday evening for a 4-hour session.
Tuition: $100

Advanced Genealogy & Book Publishing
To introduce the student to advanced methods of information science as it relates to locating information on persons in the past and present for genealogical inquiries. Participants will learn about advanced use of libraries and archives, as well as the pitfalls of popular myths and misunderstandings about certain information resources. Finally, the student will learn about the various means available for publication, both in paper and electronically.

Time:Class meets on a Tuesday and Thursday evening for a 4-hour session
Tuition: $100

Southern Genealogy
In this class, the student will learn about the founding of the United States and the Revolutionary War. Also to be discussed is the history of various southern states, including Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Missouri, and Mississippi.

Time:Class meets on a Tuesday and Thursday evening for a 4-hour session
Tuition: $100

Civil War Genealogy
The student will learn how to research the history of American who lived during the American Civil War (1861-1865). The instructor is Robert S. Davis, M. Ed., M. A., author of several articles and books on the Civil War.

Time: Class meets on a Tuesday and Thursday evening for a 4-hour session
Tuition: $100

Weight Training Basics
Exercise has long been recognized as key to your health and wellbeing. The benefits of weightlifting include increased bone density and muscular strength. Muscle-strengthening activities can also help maintain muscle mass, which is especially important when you are on a weight-loss program and as you get older.

Time: Wellness Center Hours
Tuition: $50 (Community); $34 (50 &Over);  0$ (Student & Employee)

NOTE: Course listings are subject to change. To see current offerings, view the Current Schedule

 

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WaLLi (Wallace State Lifelong Learning Institute)
For seniors 50 and older. WaLLi is an opportunty for seniors to engage in learning new skills, take part in social activities and exercise, participate in cultural enrichment and day trips. This popular program has something to meet most every interest.  Click here to learn more.