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Lehman College Continuing Education

Personal Development 

Enrich your life at Lehman.

We offer a variety of courses designed to meet your educational and recreational needs.

Be creative. Be fit. Be brilliant.

Courses are academic, artistic, healthy and fun. Class topics include Computers for Mature Adults; Languages; Writing; Business Skills; Art & Music; Photography & Video; Culinary Arts; Yoga, T’ai Chi Chuan; Dance; and Physical Fitness, Sports, Swimming and more.

Follow your passion.

Lehman’s experienced and award-winning teachers are especially passionate about their personal development classes. You’ll find that our teachers love what they do and make it a goal to inspire.

Be a part of something special.

Enjoy special advantages. Students gain access to computer labs with Internet access, the College library and the state-of-the-art APEX Fitness Center. Plus, you’ll receive discounts for exciting shows at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.

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Art / Photography 

  • Drawing Basics
  • Hands-on Introduction to Digital Photography
  • The Digital Darkroom: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop


  • American Sign Language
  • Speed Spanish


The Creative Kitchen: Delicious and Healthy Home Cooking - FALL UPDATE!

Surprise family and friends with delicious and healthy main dishes, salads and desserts made from seasonal, fresh and local ingredients which you learn to prepare in Lehman’s state-of-the-art kitchen lab This semester dishes taught in this hands-on course include: veal schnitzel served with green peas and homemade potato salad; ratatouille (stewed fresh vegetables with fresh garden herbs); shrimp pad Thai (shrimp, vegetables, eggs, tamarind sauce); vanilla whipped cream roulade (cake rolled with a layer of homemade vanilla whipped cream). Helpful kitchen tips and tricks are integrated throughout the course. Be prepared for a taste sensation! Students are asked to come to class in appropriate attire for cooking. A $25 materials fee (cash only) to be paid at the first class meeting.
CUL 07 $125 (4 sessions) LEHC


Guitar for Adults at All Levels

Master the guitar now with the “See it—Say It—Play It” technique developed by guitar instructor Teddy Crawford. Whether you are a true beginner or someone who has played before, you will make progress from the first session. Fun songs are introduced in interactive jam sessions giving students of all levels the opportunity to participate and learn in a stress free setting. Different styles such as pop, R & B, folk, calypso, reggae, Latin American and jazz are introduced. A guitar is required for the first class; a nylon string acoustic guitar is recommended but not mandatory.
PFA 63/$125 (6 sessions) COTC

Business Skills

  • Effective Business Communication: Writing & Oral Skills for Professionals
  • Microsoft Offi ce 2013-New Features
  • Advertising on Social Media
  • Selling Old and New Online
  • Branding Using PowerPoint
  • PowerPoint in the Real World


  • 7 Keys to a Successful Retirement
  • Risk Management
  • Retirement Planning


  • Advanced College Writing: Research Papers
  • English Grammar Refresher


  • An Introduction to Belly Dancing
  • Dance-Fit: Zumba!
  • Dance-Fit: Zumba Family


  • Swimming for Beginners
  • Advanced Beginner Swimming
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Aqua Zumba

Performing Arts Classes

  • Concert Band
  • Latin Jazz Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Chorus
  • Symphony Orchestra

* Students in APEX classes must purchase a CUNYcard ID. Also note that pool classes are sometimes held during pool swimming competitions.

Scoring for Film with Michael Bacon

An exciting course for serious music students who are interested in pursuing or exploring a career in this genre. This comprehensive college-level course is being offered by the School of Arts and Sciences to students in Continuing Education as a non-credit course. By the end of the course, the student should be able to score a 5-10 minute short fi lm using a sequencing platform (DP, Logic, Pro Tools) and use Finale or Sibelius as a tool for musical notation. Prerequisites: A basic proficiency with Digital Performer, Logic, or Pro Tools; profi ciency in importing pictures and audio; understand MIDI; ability to read and write music and have a basic understanding of music theory and basic orchestration. Meets with MMS 352. Prerequisite: Instructor approval is required-please contact Jerold Barnard at 718-960-7842.