Community Education Courses Run Gamut

Published on January 06, 2017

Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for Career and Workforce Development will offer dozens of community education courses from January through June.

In addition to courses on the Richmond campus, the lineup includes several basket-weaving classes in Corbin, a “Mind and Body Tune-Up” course in Berea, reading skills and speed-reading programs for four-year-olds through high school and college students, and a wide range of instructor-facilitated on-line courses through a partnership with Ed2Go (

EKU community education classes meet a wide variety of needs and interests among all ages and skill levels. Courses are scheduled in arts and crafts, healthy living, personal growth, recreation and exercise, and aquatics. Many of the classes meet only once, while others meet over a period of several weeks. Most of the Richmond campus classes are held in the Perkins Building, on Kit Carson Drive, where public parking spaces are plentiful.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. To register, for more information or to obtain a brochure, call 859-622-1228 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays (closed noon-1 p.m. for lunch), or visit to see the entire catalog and/or enroll online. EKU’s Community Education Office is located in Room 304 of the Perkins Building.

The O’Donnell Scholarship allows individuals age 65 or older are entitled to enroll in any Community Education class, contingent on slot availability, free of charge. The scholarship only covers tuition.

Arts and crafts classes include numerous basket-weaving options, as well as courses on watercolor painting and Wire and Bead Bracelet Making and Exploring Hand-Built Pottery.

 “Healthy Living” include Essential Oils 101 and 102, and Tea Tasting and Education.

Personal Growth classes include Digital Photography (Basic to Intermediate and Advanced Creative Techniques), Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, Heartsaver CPR AED and Heartsaver First Aid. All Heartsaver courses are offered in Richmond and Corbin.

Recreation and exercise classes run the gamut of activities, age requirements and skills. They include Exercise for Adults with Chronic Conditions, Body Ready Lite, Mind and Body Tune-Up (Richmond and Berea), Yoga, Zumba, Adult and Junior Tennis Clinics, plus the usual array of aquatics classes, including Lifeguard Training.

Institute of Reading Development summer reading programs are planned for all ages, beginning with four-year-olds.

EKU also continues to offer a wide array of workforce education courses.