The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando Community College offers computer and personal enrichment workshops for adults. Learning opportunities are offered in most academic areas, including college credit and technical credit programs, noncredit courses and other selected monthly activities.
The Encore Academy at PHCC offers membership options to adults over the age of 50 from only $125 per academic year, defined as August through April. Winter or part-time residents may consider the $99 single term option a better choice. Twenty hours of workshops are included with membership.
A sample of upcoming workshops through the Encore Academy at PHCC’s West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road includes:
Beginning Drawing – Tuesdays, 9/3 to 9/17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Students are introduced to the basic discipline of drawing through a variety of exercises. $36
Beginning Digital Photography – Tuesdays, 9/10 to 9/24 from 9 to 11 a.m. Students learn the basics to photography using a digital camera. $36
Calligraphy – Tuesdays, 9/17 and 9/24 from 1 to 3 p.m. In this step-by-step method, students will learn basic techniques, various lettering styles and how to create an original monogram with illuminated letters. $24
H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. By Design – Wednesday, 9/18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Wellness psychologist and corporate trainer, Dr. James Lin teaches participants about the nine factors for building happiness. $12
Birth of the Modern Mind Part I – Tuesdays, 9/18 to 10/23 from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants are introduced to the intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries. Free
Mousercize – Thursday, 9/19 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Students learn to use a computer mouse. $12
Beginning Watercolor Painting – Tuesdays, 9/24 to 10/8 from 10 a.m. to noon. This hands-on workshop will introduce techniques in watercolor painting. $36
Intro to Computers – Tuesday and Thursday, 9/24 and 9/26 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Students learn effective use of keyboard and scroll-bar, learn to navigate programs and the Internet and basic computer terminology. $24
A.G.E.I.N.G. By Design – Wednesday, 9/25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dr. James Lin shows participants how to design and prepare an aging lifestyle. $12
All workshops are open to the community. The registration fees are as shown at $6 per workshop hour. Membership in the Encore Academy is not required. Registration deadlines are two days prior to workshop start date. To learn more about membership or Encore Academy workshops call 1-877-TRY-PHCC.