Part of the COS Training Resource Center, the Community Education office is committed to providing “Life-long Learning” opportunities to individuals in our community. We offer a wide-range of classes, from the just-for-fun classes to improving a skill or learning a new hobby. Whether you are looking for an educational, enrichment or adventure class, we may have just what you’re looking for.
Community Education classes are short-term, not-for-credit, fee-based courses, workshops and training programs. The program is self-supporting from class fees, receiving no funds from COS or the State of California. Fees are based on the instructor’s salary, enrollment, duration of the class administrative and operating costs.
Community Education classes are separate from the academic offerings of the College. Not-for-credit classes are not equivalent to credit offerings and cannot be used to meet prerequisites or to fulfill credit requirements.
Community Education is a unit of the COS Training Resource Center Department, offering classes on the Visalia campus and other off-campus sites in the community.
A list of current class offerings is listed below.
- Back Country Backpacking in the Sierras
- Flute Choir & Pedagogy class
- Implementing Teaching Techniques for Special Needs Kids Class
- Starting Your Notary
- Renewing Your Notary
- Notary Exam Only
- Smog Update
- Voices For All – Online ONLY
Click on the class that is of interest to you to see more information. Classes are added on an on-going basis, check back often for newly added classes.
You must pre-register for Community Education classes. Pre-registering secures your space in a class (some classes have limited enrollment) and allows us to notify you if a class is cancelled. Please scroll down page for more information on registration.
All classes require a minimum number of enrollments to be held and are subject to change and/or cancelled at the discretion of the department. You will not be able to register in the classroom.
Classes may fill up quickly. Registration generally closes three days before the start of each class. We will accept your registration as long as there’s room and is received prior to the cut off date. Community Education classes may be cancelled before the first class meeting if the minimum class size is not met. If a class is cancelled, you will receive a refund. See our Cancellation & Refund page for more information.
You can register online, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
When you find the class you wish to take, click on the “Click Here” link under Registration and you will be directed to the registration page.