Community Education

Spring 2023 Community Education Classes

Spring 2023 Community Ed Registration Form

Spring 2023 Community Ed Printable Registration Form

Payment Information: Admissions and Records will give you a registration statement to take to the Business Office for payment once you register. Please note that you can walk to the Business Office to process payment if you register in person. If you register online, you will be sent a statement, and payment will be due before the first day of class. See below for Admissions & Records Office Location.


Spring 2023 Community Education Brochure



Voiceover 101
$49 per session
Voice for All
Once a student has registered, each 1:1 class will be scheduled based on the student’s availability. Instruction will take place online between the months of February and May 2023. Each class is 1:1 for 90 minutes and scheduled individually to meet the availability and preference of each student. The instructor will contact each student via email. A reliable Internet connection will be needed.

“Wow, you have a great voice!” Have you heard that more times than you can count? Or maybe you listen to your favorite audiobooks, commercials, or cartoon characters and think, “I could do that!” If so, then you could have what it takes to begin working as a professional Voiceover Artist. Explore the voiceover industry with your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from Voices for All, in a one-on-one, personalized, video chat setting. Discover the current trends in the industry and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. In this one-time, 90-minute, introductory class, you’ll also learn about the different types of voiceovers and the tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor will record you as you read a real script, then offer you some coaching so you can improve your delivery, taking notes on your performance so you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. Get a better sense of how the class works at 18 and over.

Vacation Home Rental Certification
$65 per session
1st Saturday
Heather Vescent
The Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Certificate Training Course covers fundamental requirements for operating a vacation home rental in the City of Twentynine Palms. This course covers responsible hosting and good neighbor practices, VHR policies and regulation compliance, guest background screening, TOT reporting, complaints, code enforcement and other community impacts. Upon completion of this course, attendees will earn a certificate of completion which complies with the 29 Palms renewal regulation.

Gentle Hatha Yoga
Monday and Wednesday
03/01/2023-03/29/2023* & 04/03/2023-05/02/2023*
*No Classes on the 4th Monday of the Month
$124 (10 sessions)
Marci Stonehenge
Bell Center Community Rm
This class is non-judgmental, safe and fun. It’s a non-intimidating, slow basic relaxing practice focused on applying moderate stress to the connective tissues (tendons, fascia, and ligaments) with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility and posture. This class incorporates asanas, gentle sequences, pranayama, and guided meditation to support increased awareness of the mind and body.

Yoga has the ability to meet us where we are in the moment, in bodies and minds. We will strive to let go and rediscover a sense of wholeness, taking a break from constantly trying to fit our pieces together. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for a full range of motion. Yoga is practiced in bare feet for traction and safety. We might have extra mats and blocks but please bring yours if you have them. It is possible to practice without them but you will find your mat helps provide cushioning and traction as you pose and in defining your space. The blocks improve the alignment of the body and give support in some of the poses. It is best to eat lightly two hours before class. Suggest drinking water before and after class rather than during.

Shantyman 101
6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 03/014/23-04/11/23
$49 (4 sessions)
Steve Brown
RM 111
In Shantyman 101, you’ll join shantyman Steve “Shanghai” Brown for a memorable voyage that will take you back to the days of working sail, though a musical – and historical – journey. You’ll learn songs dating back as far as 500 years, but mostly from the mid-1800s. Songs from the packet trade, the clipper ship trade, from men-o-war, whaling ships and the fishing fleets, and even songs about slave ships, will all be sung and discussed. There will be songs of voyages, whaling, devastating storms, grog, and the most dangerous pirates of all – the women of New York!

In Shantyman 101, you’ll learn about shanties and sea music as a form of oral and social history, and you’ll learn, just as the sailors did, by singing. You’ll learn about how shanties were used, the shipboard cultures that evolved, the diverse crews many ships had, the press gangs of the British Navy, and the shanghaiing of sailors on the Barbary Coast here in California. You’ll learn of the Blackball Line, the Battle of Trafalgar, acts of piracy, shipwrecks, and waterfront dives in ports around the world. You’ll learn why shanties and sea songs are important historically and musically, and how they incorporate musical influences from the different cultures of the sailors of the time.

The Art of Weathering & The Mojave
Classroom Thursday February 16th
Virtual Thursday March 16th
$30 per class (one day class)
Rich Magner
RM 401
Learn about the natural history and geology of the Mojave Desert through watercolor and imagery. Join The Art of Weathering &The Mojave to paint a desert landscape using your own handmade pigments. Each student will create their own palette of natural paints and create a desert landscape from the very sediments at the center of discussion. Learn about the dynamic forces at work within the rock cycle and throughout the Mojave. Aerial video, photography, and adventure are woven with watercolor as the instructor breaks down the geological processes of weathering and erosion. No skill necessary!

American Heart Association
First Aid CPR AED Course(6hrs)

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays 03/04/23 – 05/05/23
Tonee Moreb
RM 221
The AHA’s Heart saver First Aid CPR AED course trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Heart Saver CPR AED (4hrs)
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 02/28/23 – 04/11/23
Tonee Moreb
RM 221
The Heart saver CPR AED course trains participants to give CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Basic Life Support (BLS)training course (4 hrs.)
9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursdays 03/02/23 – 05/05/23
Tonee Moreb
RM 221
The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Heart Saver CPR Instructor
(16 hrs.) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fridays 03/03/23 -05/12/23. Session 1 and 2 alternating each Friday.
Tonee Moreb
RM 221
The American Heart Association is always seeking professionals to conduct training in first aid, CPR, AED, and advanced cardiovascular care. If you are passionate about saving lives, motivated to facilitate learning, feel comfortable in group settings, and find it easy to make complex concepts understandable to others, you may be a perfect candidate to become an American Heart Association instructor.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor course (16 hrs.)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mondays 03/06/23 – 05/08/23. Sessions 1 and 2 alternate each Monday
Tonee Moreb
RM 221
An in-person session for individuals seeking to become Basic Life Support instructors. Successful participants will receive a Basic Life Support Instructor certification and a Basic Life Support certification, both valid for 2 years.

Payment Information: Admissions and Records will give you a registration statement to take to the Business Office for payment once you register. Please note that you can walk to the Business Office to process payment if you register in person. If you register online, you will be sent a statement, and payment will be due before the first day of class. 

The Office of Admissions & Records is located in the Office of Student Services in the 300 Quad.
They are open Monday – Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm, and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm.
You may contact them at (760) 366-3791, ext. 4232.

Spring 2023 Community Education Brochure

Fall 2023 Community Education Course Proposal Form

Important information for Community Education Instructors!

All proposals are subject to an approval process. Upon completion, submission, and approval, we will work with instructors to design a schedule. Be sure to include a resume, short biography, and any relevant certifications; it may help with the approval process.

Please communicate via our email address:

Location Availability: Courses may be offered online or face-to-face.

Student Enrollment and Fees: The instructor determines the fee for the course. Copper Mountain College has a minimum class enrollment of three students for the class to run; however, the instructor may set a higher minimum enrollment. A student roster will be emailed to you prior to the first class.

Instructor Payment: Upon completion of the course, the instructor will receive 70% of the total student enrollment fees. An invoice will be emailed to you for your signature stating the number of students enrolled and the total amount of payment due.

Return the signed invoice via email to or you may mail the invoice to:
Copper Mountain College
Attn: Academic Affairs, Room 115
PO Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Community Education Instructions Sheet for Instructors (read first)

Fall 2023 Community Education Course Proposal for Instructors

Online Driver Education Training

Copper Mountain College is excited to partner with Somastream Interactive to offer a 30 Hour California Driver Education program that is fully approved by the California DMV.  After successful completion of this online course, you will be ready to contact the DMV to get your permit and license.

How do I get started

To begin: Use this link  to register for the program. The program will cost $30.

For students: This link  will take you to the sign-in screen to complete your online training.

Lost Certificate

If you have lost your certificate after completion of the online training, go here  for a duplicate copy. It will cost you $20 to replace.

How do I get hours behind the wheel

After completion of the online training, you will take your certificate to the DMV to take the written test. Next, you will need to get your permit at the DMV and start working on the 6 hours of training with a professional driving school. Here is a list of local driving schools:

1. Miller’s Driving School – Yucca Valley
31145 Plantation Drive, Thousand Palms, CA 92276

2. Dave’s Driving School – Palm Desert
74836 Technology Drive, Suite 107, Palm Desert, CA 92211

3. Gibbs Driving School – Palm Desert
73241 Hwy 111 #5A Palm Desert, CA 92260

You will also do an additional 50 hours of driving with an adult 25 years of age or older who possesses a valid California Driver’s License. 10 of those driving hours must be completed at night.

Getting your license

When all driving hours have been completed, you must be at least 16 years of age in possession of a permit for 6 months or more before you can apply for a driver’s license at the DMV. Please refer to the California DMV website for more complete and accurate information.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

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