Mainstream The Institute for Mature Adults
Mainstream is an innovator in exciting educational programming and career change options designed for mature adults over 50. These affordable courses are tailored to meet the needs of mature adults. Additional information about courses and programs can be found at www.sunywcc.edu/mainstream, by calling the Mainstream office at 914-606-6793 or by emailing email@example.com.
Mainstream classes meet in the Knollwood Center, unless otherwise noted.
NEW! Journaling for Self-Discovery
CE-WRITG 2045VA, 6 Tues., Jan. 15-Feb. 19, 12:30-2:30 pm, $120. J Kreiswirth. #13100
Genealogy: Beginning Research to Writing the Family Story
CE-PRSDV 2034VA, 4 Thurs., April 4-25, 1:00-3:00 pm, $80. T Lauriano. #12763
NEW! Civil War Via Film
CE-FILM 2027VA, Wed., Feb. 20-Mar. 20, 1:00-3:00 pm, $100. P Gettler. #13122
NEW! Understanding the Bible: The New Testament
CE-PHIL 2009VA, 6 Mon., Feb. 4-Mar. 11, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $120. J Coppola. #13002
CE-MUSIC 2043VA, 4 Mon., Jan. 28-Feb. 18, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm, $40. D Moran. #12767
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CE-POLTC 2002VA, 5 Tues., Feb. 5-Mar. 5, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $100. V Bonelli. #12768
CE-WRITG 2017VA, 6 Thurs., Mar. 14-Apr. 25 (skip 4/4), 1:30-3:30 pm, $120. K Rippstein. #12706
20th Century Musical Mindsets
CE-MUSIC 2029VA, 6 Thurs., Mar. 21-Apr. 25, 10:30 am-12:30 noon, $120. R Hallman. #12766
NEW! The Life and Art of Leonardo Da Vinci
CE-ART 2109VA, 6 Mon., Mar. 18-Apr. 29 (skip 3/25), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $120. J Coppola. #13003
19th Century in Music
CE-MUSIC 2023VA, 5 Thurs., Feb. 14-Mar. 14, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, $100. R Hallman. #12765
Release the Artist in You
CE-ART 2065VA, 2 M/W, Feb. 18 & 20, 12:30-3:30 pm, $60. S Rocker. #12769
Colored Pencil Drawing
CE-ART 2068VA, 2 M/W, Mar. 11 & 13, 12:30-3:30 pm, $60. S Rocker. #12770
Famous American Theater and Film Composers
CE-MUSIC 2036VA, 4 Wed., Feb. 13-Mar. 6, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $80. E Glass. #12995
Gentle Yoga Stretch
CE-FITNS 2029VA, 8 Thurs., Jan. 17-Mar. 7, 11:00 am-12:00 noon, $80. S Kelner. #12711
CE-FITNS 2000VA, 10:00 11:00 am, PEB-Pool, $165. A Lee
Sec. A: 13 Mon., Feb. 11-May 6. #12709
Sec. B: 13 Thurs., Feb. 14-May 9. #12710
Water Healing Exercise Aquatics
CE-FITNS 2040VA, 11:00 am-12:00 noon, PEB-Pool, $165. A Lee
Sec. A: 13 Mon., Feb. 11-May 6. #12707
Sec. B: 13 Thurs., Feb. 14-May 9. #12708
NEW! Introduction to Birds
CE-SCI 2013VA, 2 Mon., May 6 & 13, 9:30-11:00 am, $30. W Chadwick. #12762
19th Century American Painting
CE-ART 2099VA, 6 Thurs., Mar. 21-Apr. 25, 2:00-4:00 pm, $120. C Andersen. #13095
History Through Literature
CE-LIT 2021VA, 6 Tues., Mar. 19-Apr. 23, 1:30-3:30 pm, $120. D McIntosh. #12764
Estate Planning/Living Wills
CE-FIN 2001VA, M/T/Th, 4 M-Th, Apr. 22-29 (skip 4/24 & 26), 1:00-3:00 pm, $80. M Richman/A Leinwand. #12705
Retired? Now What?
CE-PRSDV 2064VA, 3 Tues., Apr. 2-16, 1:00-3:00 pm, $60. A Leinwand. #12736
Parenting Your Adult Children
CE-FAMLY 2002VA, 3 Mon., Apr. 1-15, 1:00-3:00 pm, $60. A Leinwand. #12842
College Entry and Degree Completion Designed for Mature Adults
Thinking about starting or completing your Associate Degree? Westchester Community College offers an exciting opportunity designed for adults 50 or older who want to return to school after a long break, or who want to start college for the first time. Start by taking one or two courses with your peers, or complete your associate degree online. Learn in a supportive environment that will give you the skills and confidence to help make your transition a success. Contact Judith Kelson at 914-606-7704 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and for information session dates and times.
The Center for the Mature Worker
The Center for the Mature Worker assists adults 50 or older who are looking to change careers, upgrade their skills, or start their own businesses. Courses are designed to help participants gain the skills needed to successfully compete in today’s job market.
Choosing an Encore Career: How to Find Your Next Chapter in a Changing World
Thinking about working beyond your planned retirement date? Want to find a new career with meaning and purpose? Explore the concept of encore careers, get information about career choices, complete an interest inventory to help guide you, and develop a plan. For more information, call 914-606-6535 or email email@example.com.
CE-CRXPL 2009VA, 2 Wed., Apr. 3 & 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, $40 (+ $7 material fee, payable to instructor). G Goldstein. #13099
Choosing an Encore Career: Individual Sessions
Meet individually with a nationally-certified career counselor who specializes in encore careers to further explore, clarify, and generate your personal career plan. A one-hour session is $100. To schedule your appointment, call 914-606-6535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Business Training Designed for Mature Adults
Have you always thought of starting your own business or do you currently have a home business that you’d like to expand? Whether you are new to the business world or have prior experience, this training program will prepare you for success as an entrepreneur and will help you to develop and refine your plan, manage cash flow and operations, with a focus on issues of concern to mature entrepreneurs. This 14-week course will meet Thursdays 7:00-9:30 pm beginning February 21. Cost: $400 (plus $13 student fees and textbook). For more information, call 914-606-6659 or email email@example.com.
Health Information Technology
Westchester Community College, in partnership with Tidewater Community College, is offering a 6-month, non-credit training program designed to meet the nation’s emerging need for health information technology professionals. Participants must have a background in healthcare or information technology to qualify. To find out how you could make a leap into this new career, visit www.sunywcc.edu/health-tech, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 914-606-7705..
Nurse Leadership Training
Designed to train experienced nurses in the essential knowledge and skills needed to become an effective leader in a healthcare setting; topics include communication skills, identifying leadership roles, conflict resolution, team building, and decision making. Includes clinical practice sample exercises. This 21-hour, 7-week program is offered during the day by Mainstream and the Nursing Department and provides 20.75 contact hours. For more information, call 914-606-6659 or email email@example.com.
Operation Talent Bank: Job Search Skills
Designed for mature adults who are actively looking for work. Offers job search training including resume writing and interviewing skills with an option for additional computer training on the basics of PowerPoint, Excel and how to use the Internet to find a job (sponsored by the Women’s Research and Education Fund in partnership with the Westchester County Office for Women). For more information or to find out if you qualify, call 914-606-6659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perkins Tax Return Preparer Training
A 75-hour course over 7 weeks that provides 15 hours of job search training and 60 hours of training on becoming a registered tax return preparer. This program will help prepare students for the mandatory IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer Competency Exam and is designed for mature adults 50+ who are actively looking for work and have computer experience. This program is sponsored by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. For more information or to find out if you qualify, call 914-606-6659 or email email@example.com.
COLLEGIUM for Lifelong Learning
COLLEGIUM for Lifelong Learning is a membership organization created in 2004 to combine serious study and social exchange. Each COLLEGIUM semester features a different array of courses in the arts and sciences, all led by exceptional volunteers. Some leaders are veterans of the classroom, and some are professionals sharing their expertise for the first time. Participants are encouraged to engage in classroom discussion, and the schedule allows for informal discussion between sessions and during breaks.
Spring Collegium begins in April
For more information about the Spring program, please call 914-606-6748 or visit www.sunywcc.edu/collegium. COLLEGIUM is a membership organization and has a limited capacity. Current members receive priority registration; new members are welcome.
For course details and a complete list of courses, or to request a Mainstream brochure, call 914-606-6793, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sunywcc.edu/mainstream