Mini Courses


Every semester, we take a close look at our most popular courses as well as professional needs to provide courses that ensure you have a blast while learning new, applicable skills. 

Choose from expert-led courses in technology, personal finance, gardening, photography, language, music, and wellness to take the first steps to accomplish your goals, advance your career, and improve your life through learning. 


Rejuvenate Your Retirement

 Joseph Cronin  |  4 hr

Money is one aspect of your post-retirement planning. This course discusses fun and fulfilling activities such as travel, hobbies, sports, business ventures, and ways to protect yourself against elder fraud abuse.

$39 Individual  |  $49 Couple

Choose from Tuesday or Thursday sessions.

Tuesdays  |  May 14, 21  |  1-3 pm
Thursdays  |  May 9, 16  |  9:30-11:30 am



Looking to learn a new language? Start here! We have classes in Russian, French, and Spanish. Whether you’re looking to travel, meet professional needs, or just want to explore a new culture, these language classes are sure to boost your brain power and guide you on your road to fluency.

Intermediate Conversational Spanish

Rose Grinder-Mondragon  |  12 hr

$79 Individual

Tuesdays  |  Apr 9-May 14  |  7-9 pm


Beginning Conversational French

Dennis Hankinson  |  12 hr

$79 Individual

Mondays  |  Apr 15-May 20  |  6-8 pm


Russian for Beginners II

Dr. Ana Igornov  |  12 hr

$79 Individual

Wednesdays  |  Apr 17-May 22  |  7-9 pm



Digital Camera Basics

Mike Bisom  |  8 hr

Digital cameras and the constantly changing technology surrounding them can be confusing. Find out why resolution, megapixels, JPEGS, and memory cards matter. Bring your camera – no question is too big or too small for this hands-on class!

$89 Individual
Tuesdays  |  Jun 4-25  |  7-9 pm


Advanced Digital Camera

Mike Bisom  |  10 hr

Flash past Digital Camera Basics! Participants will take and in-depth look at shutter, white-balance, focusing, and more. The skills you learn in this course can be applied to any camera with manual controls, so you can keep practicing long after the final class.

$99 Individual

Tuesdays  |  Jul 2-Jul 30  |  7-9 pm


Digital Photography Overview

Mike Bosom  |  2 hr

This introductory course takes a comprehensive look at many aspects of photography that are covered in greater, hands-on detail in upcoming classes. You will discover and define terminology such as exposure triangle, depth-of-field, white balance, and histogram. In addition, this course addresses common issues such as improving blurry photos and capturing better images. Take a leap into the world of digital photography and all its possibilities!

$25 Individual

Monday  |  May 20  |  7-9 pm



Harp II

Anne Hambrock  |  9 hr

Build on harp playing techniques learned in Beginning Harp I and move beyond three finger patterns to four fingers. Arpeggios will also be introduced. You'll also learn practical information, such as how to change strings.

$79 Individual 

Tuesdays  |  Apr 16-May 21  |  7-8:30 pm



Lawn Care 101

Gary Ostermiller  |  3 hr

Do you understand what your lawn care company is telling you? Better understand the processes involved in having the best looking lawn on the block. Learn about grass seed selection, fertilization, cutting practices, insect control, and disease management. Discover the different practices used in the industry to help you communicate with you service provider.  

$29 Individual

Saturday  |  Apr 27  |  9 am-12 pm 



Tai Chi for Beginners

Ron Pfeiffer  |  6 hr

Take the first step on your journey to better health and wellness with this step-by-step course for beginners in Tai Chi. Benefits of Tai Chi practice include greater stability, boosted metabolism, improved bone density, reduced stress, improved sleep, lower blood pressure, strengthened immunity, improved flexibility and joint range, improved brain function, and enhanced circulation. This course, based on Dr. Paul Lam's, Tai Chi for Back Pain, is the perfect introduction to tai chi and will help you become calmer, stronger, and happier with your health prospects. 

$59 Individual 

Tuesdays  |  Apr 30-Jun 4  |  6:30-7:30 pm



Open enrollment learning partnerships

In partnership with ed2go, we bring you access to online open enrollment programs designed to enrich your life in countless areas. You can learn a new language, advance your skills within a hobby, or strategize your personal finances for a lifetime of learning. And everything in between.

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Continuing Education  |  262-595-3340  |


Mon-Fri  |  8 am-4:30 pm 


900 Wood Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53144 

Tallent Hall 101
Parking: Lot T

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or email


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