Personal Development & Hobby Courses
Step into a realm of personal development and enjoyable learning with our Personal Development Courses and Hobby Classes! Whether your goal is skill enhancement, exploring new passions, or simply having a great time, our classes provide a broad spectrum of opportunities for self-improvement and leisure. Come with us on a voyage of self-discovery and self-expression as you partake in activities tailored to your interests, guiding you toward your best self.
- Aviation & Flight Training
- Community Band & Orchestra at TCC
- Engineering Technology
- Home & Garden Series
- Modern Retirement Planning
- Personal Training Online
- Practical Living
- Writing Series
Learn more about your financial resource options.
Aviation & Flight Training
The TCC Aviation Center is an FAA Part 141-approved pilot training school and is a dedicated academic environment and community where learning is applied through critical thinking. The Center's mission is to educate future aviators with a strong emphasis on safety and professionalism to elevate your aviation career.
Our school's ground school and flight training provide you with the necessary tools to acquire employment opportunities through:
- Regional & major airlines
- Charter operations
- Cargo operations
- Agricultural flying
- Flight schools
- Corporate flight departments
- Government agencies
Throughout the year, TCC Continuing Education partners with the TCC Riverside Community Campus & Aviation Center to offer:
- One-hour Discovery Flights
- Flight Certification Training
- Instrument Proficiency Check
- Flight Review
- Complex Airplane Training
Community Band & Orchestra at TCC
Mondays, 7-9 p.m.
Southeast Campus, Building 6.
Tuesdays 7-9 p.m.
Southeast Campus, Building 6.
If you would like to play on both nights, we have that registration option as well!
$129 to play in one or the other, or $200 to participate in both!
Engineering Technology classes offered through Continuing Education are offered in parallel to courses within the for-credit certificate or associate program.
Engineering Technology offers various options:
- Specialized Training in 3-D Courseware
- Associate Degree in Drafting & Design Engineering Technology
- Certificate in Drafting and Computer-Aided Design
- Certificate in Quality Technology
- Certificate in Manufacturing Production Technolog
- Associate Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
More information may be found by visiting the School of Mathematics & Engineering.
Home & Garden Series
Turn your brown thumb into a vibrant green thumb. Whether it's home gardening, designing your own landscaping, or cooking gourmet meals in the comfort of your home, Continuing Education has something of interest for you in our Home and Garden Series.
This signature course in our Home and Garden series will focus on designing your own landscape features and turning it into a total DIY project. From planning your design to carrying it out, this course will teach you aspects of the entire landscaping process including purchasing the materials, installation, all the way to planning for the long-term maintenance to ensure a painless and cost-effective process from start to finish.
Are your plants in need of a reboot? Would you like to keep your plants green and happy year-round? Learn vital tips on how to keep your plants happy and healthy year-round, including where they should be placed and their lighting, water, and food needs. Finally, recognize the first signs that a plant is in distress, how to diagnose and how to treat the most-common houseplant maladies, and when is the proper time to move plants outside. Starts February 8.
Raised bed gardening has recently become popular for many reasons. Raised beds help extend your growing season and can help relieve the amount of bending and pressure on your back. This class will explore many things to consider before installing a raised bed garden such as style of bed and location. You will also learn when to and where to begin plant development for your beds. Starts March 23.
In one of TCC Continuing Education's most popular home and garden classes, you will discover how to achieve a successful container garden using a variety of bloom times, textures, and shapes. You will explore new designs, focal points, and methods as well as learn about plants that do well in these grow settings, including some that are underappreciated. This 3-part series will help you prepare your plants and beds for the winter as well as help them to thrive, not just survive. Starts on April 12.
In this new class to TCC Continuing Education's Home and Garden series, you will explore the unique characteristics of both annuals ad perennials as well as learning about what the have in common. You will gain skills in creating a garden with continuous bloom times and become proficient with annuals. If you are curious as to what the best choices of annuals and perennials for your particular yard and gardening space are, then this class is for you. By the end of the class you can let your newfound garden success shine! Starts April 19.
Learn the ins and outs of raising and releasing Monarch butterflies. You will learn about choosing the best site and plants for raising monarchs and attracting pollinators as well as which plants work best to host eggs and caterpillars. You will also learn about the Monarch butterflies, their biology, their importance to our ecosystems, their migration pattern and the current threats to the Monarch population. Finally, you will also learn how to register your pollinator garden with various butterfly and wildlife agencies. This class ties in with "Gardening for Wildlife Month". Starts May 3rd
Start a New Gardening Hobby
Turn your brown thumb into a vibrant green thumb.Home & Garden Schedule & Registration
Modern Retirement Planning
Join TCC Continuing Education in our retirement planning series "Modern Retirement Planning." Taught by Woodland Wealth Management's Chuck Bigbie and using the Retirement Planning Today curriculum this program will help you navigate your way to a successful retirement as well as help you avoid some of the pitfalls you may encounter while planning.
During your course, you will explore the following areas of retirement planning:
- Life Planning for Retirement Needs & Expenses
- Retirement Roadblocks & Mistakes
- Retirement Income Sources
- Retirement Plan Distributions
- Risk Management & Asset Protection
- Estate Planning
The course comes with a financial planning and retirement textbook.
Take the next step on the path to a successful retirement.
Personal Training Online
The online personal training catalog includes nearly 500 courses where you study and interact with a cohort over a six-week schedule. Courses start monthly with twice-weekly lesson plans. For the independent learner, our self-paced courses provide access to all lessons immediately with up to three months to complete. Topics include business, computer applications, writing, accounting and more.
This popular course is designed especially for new and returning Adult Special Education high school graduates.
The course is non-credit, and the following six topics will be addressed:
- Creative thinking
- Social and college campus skills
- Hands-on science
- Money math
Our Practical Living course is team-taught by special education instructors.
Take the next step to greater independence.
In what could be one of the most enlightening two hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how you could begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more!
Most people go about it the wrong way. In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there!
This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And now is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before.
This exciting and fun class could be the game-changer you’ve been looking for! This program is put on by Such a Voice, an industry-leading company representing individuals in the commercial voice-over industry.
Learn how your voice can be your next great side hustle or maybe even a new career.
Be on the lookout for our next offering of TCC Continuing Education's Writing Series!
Select one of any of these for a set fee or take all three for a bundled price of nearly 50% savings!
There’s nothing safe about a good story. Not if it’s a living thing. Not if it snaps off the page and bites you. Stories were never meant to be docile things. Just sitting there. Just twiddling their thumbs. A good story – a great one, even – will affect you physically. Your heart will pound. Or swell. Your mouth will whimper. Your throat will tighten. You’ll laugh so loud and unexpectedly the reaction will scare you. You’ll feel. You’ll be lost. You’ll enter a mysterious world and fight to ever be forced out again. Now, that’s a good story. But how do we make our stories come alive like that? How do we make them breathe and gasp and make our readers wiggle with discomfort or satisfaction? How do we become a writer with that kind of force? How? We sharpen all the writer’s tools – some known, some secret – until a little blood is left on the edges. Are you game?
The horizon is calling. There’s a story to tell out there. A story of loss and love, war and victory, comical mishaps, and brutally unfunny lessons. And, that story is yours. You’ve been gathering experiences and knowledge and wisdom like precious glittery stones stuffed into a velvet bag and secreted away into the lockbox. It’s time to put them on display. Your stories could have an impact on the lives around you far beyond what you can imagine, as well as an impact on the lives yet to come. There are treasured insights there. And priceless intuition. Don’t keep it hidden. Tell your story. Now is the time. In these writing classes, you’ll get all the tools you need for the journey and insight on how to make this your grandest escapade, yet.
The silent killer attacking your time and sabotaging your potential could be as innocent as the words you type. Written communication in business is bottomless. Your communication with clients/customers/co-workers is frequently through email. Your work is generally outlined in reports. Your sales pitches are often given through presentations and proposals. Your successes, findings, requests, and recommendations, all eventually end up in black and white. But, are you seeing the results you want? Or do you dread it when another writing project hits your desk? Be confident, prepared, and in control of your written communication by bringing your words into focus. It’s easier than you think. All you need are a few simple-to-learn, easy-to-execute writing guidelines to streamline your time and increase understanding between you and your intended audience.
Take the next step in you writing hobby or career.Writing Series Schedule & Registration