Encore students in class

Business, Information Technology and Social Sciences through Encore

Join our diverse range of classes designed to equip you with essential skills and empower you in different aspects of life. 


Whether you want to navigate your iPad with ease, dive into the world of computers, or explore the complex realm of end-of-life issues, our expert instructors are here to guide you. Gain confidence in iPad Skills, discover the foundations of Computer Basics, and delve into thought-provoking discussions about End of Life Issues.

Business, Information Technology & Social Sciences Classes

Computer skills open possibilities! Once you’re comfortable with the Windows environment on your computer, master common programs. Learn to use Microsoft Word to create professional-looking documents including envelopes, labels, and letters. In Excel, discover how to create a net worth statement, household inventory, basic budget plans or other spreadsheets using templates. Explore creative presentations in PowerPoint. A USB drive is required if you are not using your personal laptop. Windows knowledge is required and laptops are welcome.

LOUISE MILLER retired from San Juan College more than 10 years ago and she has helped hundreds of Encore students gain confidence and skills in using their computers.

2 credit hours

Cost: $13 residents 65 and older (first 10 credit hours)
$115 residents under 65, $339 non-residents

2024SP COSC 104 E06
1/17-5/8, WED, 1-3 pm,
SJC West, Kirtland, Room 120 (no class 3/12)

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Let your iPad make your life easier—once you know how to use it. Gain hands-on experience with easy-tofollow

instructions in plain English and learn how to effectively use your Apple device, including setting it up, updating software, and using apps.

RICK EMMERT is a Marine Veteran with teaching experience during his service. As a lifelong learner, he enjoys learning from his students as much as teaching them. He is learner-focused, with expertise in meeting learners wherever they are and developing new awareness and skills. He fosters self-directed learning through intentionally designed and executed curriculum. He achieves student success through his pillars of respect, active listening, and service before self.

Cost: $6.50 residents 65 and older (first 10 credit hours)
$57.50 residents under 65, $169.50 non-residents

2024SP COSC 104 E12
1/22-4/22, MON, 3:30-4:50 pm, 30th Street Education Center Room 208
(no class 2/19 & 3/11)

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Caregiving is an inevitable part of our lives, whether it’s a spouse, an aging parent, a family member or friend with a chronic illness—we will all find ourselves in a position as caregiver. This course will cover the particulars of dementia and cognitive impairment, chronic physical and mental illness, disability, available resources, the special burdens of caregiving and taking care of ourselves as we are taking care of others.

MEGAN CULLIP holds a Master’s degree in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master’s of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, as of December 2023. She works at Basin Health Companies as a Hospice chaplain, community educator, and bereavement counselor.

Cost: $6.50 residents 65 and older (first 10 credit hours)
$57.50 residents under 65, $169.50 non-residents

2024SP SOCI 104 E04
1/25-4/4, THU, 3:30-5:10 pm, 30th Street Education Center Room 208
(no class 3/14)

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From your vacations to your grandchildren, do you have hundreds—or thousands—of digital photographs? Beginning with principles of file management, discover how basic computer knowledge can help you organize and enjoy your images. By learning Microsoft Word, you can create beautiful memories through digital scrapbooks and other documents. A USB drive is required if you are not using your personal laptop. Windows knowledge is required and laptops are welcome.

LOUISE MILLER retired from San Juan College more than 10 years ago and has helped hundreds of Encore students gain confidence and skills in using their computers.

Cost: $6.50 residents 65 and older (first 10 credit hours)
$57.50 residents under 65, $169.50 non-residents

2024SP COSC 104 E08
2/9-4/5, FRI, 10 am-12 pm, SJC Room 1922
(no class 3/15)

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Avoid becoming the victim of cybercrime. Raise your awareness about scams, fraud, online shopping, privacy settings, social media safety and resources. Develop practical skills such as protecting personally identifiable information and good password hygiene.

RICK EMMERT is a Marine Veteran with teaching experience during his service. As a lifelong learner, he enjoys learning from his students as much as teaching them. He is learner-focused, with expertise in meeting learners wherever they are and developing new awareness and skills. He fosters self-directed learning through intentionally designed and executed curriculum. He achieves student success through his pillars of respect, active listening, and service before self.

Cost: $6.50 residents 65 and older (first 10 credit hours)
$57.50 residents under 65, $169.50 non-residents

2024SU COSC 104 E14 (registration begins 2/21)
4/15-6/10, MON, 1-3 pm, 30th Street Education Center Room 208
(no class 5/27)

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Contact

encore@sanjuancollege.edu
Phone: (505) 566-3214

30th Street Education Center
3401 E. 30th St. | SJC 2nd Floor Entrance

M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.