NEISD - Community Education

May we suggest the following courses?

Become a Pharmacy Technician

This program will prepare you to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. This course covers the following key areas and topics: pharmacy calculations, medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, skills to read and interpret prescriptions, review of the top 200 drugs, skills to identify drugs by generic and brand names, dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, and dose conversions, and dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement. No discounts. Instruction provided by Condensed Curriculum International.

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Stop Motion Movie Magic (Ages 8-14)

Turn dreams into reality using stop-motion animation and digital post-production editing to create short movies. This introductory class teaches students the basics of incorporating special effects, enabling them to experience the overall movie making adventure. The students will create multiple films that could include: brick films (aka LEGO® movies), pixilation, object animation, graphic animation or claymation. Students should bring a flashdrive to take their movie home. Instruction provided by Bits, Bytes, & Bots of San Antonio.

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Kayaking 101

Get outside and enjoy the waterways of San Antonio! Learn kayak terminology, river terminology, proper paddling techniques, how to self-rescue, river signals, how to plan a trip and how to select the appropriate kayaking gear for your needs. This class is taught at Acequia Recreation Area and concludes with a scenic paddle. A $10 supply fee, which covers all rental gear, is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Your instructor is Sarah Neal with Mission Adventure Tours. She is an American Canoe Association Certified Level 2 kayak instructor. No discount.

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Salsa, Part 1

A combination of different dance styles, Salsa is considered the king of Latin dances. It is a lively and sensual dance with basic steps that make it easy for beginners to pick up. Take the first step toward learning this popular dance by signing up for this great class. Instructor Tammy Jones will start with essential footwork and move into basic turns that will help you feel comfortable on the dance floor. Registration fee is per person. No partner required. No discount.

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King William District Social Paddle

Are you looking for a fun date idea or a new activity to do with friends? Join Mission Adventure Tours on a social kayaking paddle trip. During this trip, you will paddle around the King William District section of the San Antonio River. This is an up and back trip. Extend the fun and stay after to join the group at a local restaurant for food and beverages of your choice. You must be 21+ to attend this class. Food and beverage is not included. No discount.

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Family Fairy Gardening (Ages 5-12)

Grownups grab your little ones (ages 5-12) and bring them to an afternoon of fairy gardening! Adults and kids alike will have fun choosing their container, picking their plants and fairies and customizing their fairy gardens by using their imagination. Bring your own container (10x10x4 is best) or purchase one from the instructor and come prepared to get a little dirty! A $30 supply fee, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class, covers all materials for your fairy garden. Tuition and supply fee is for one fairy garden. Marianne Rodriguez owns Whimsical Fairy Gardens and has been gardening for over 20 years.

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Tai Chi Chuan for Beginners

Tai Chi has been described as meditation in motion. Have fun, relax and experience various QiGong exercises and the Yang 24-movement short form. You will also learn how the movements of the form can be applied to self-defense, although that will not be a major focus of the course. Dr. James Clark, instructor.

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Aikido for Self Defense and Fitness

Learn self-defense and improve coordination, flexibility and cardio-fitness while reducing stress. The gentle martial art of Aikido features holds and throws applied in a circular manner allowing you to protect yourself without violence. Learn while having fun in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. Dr. James Clark, MS, MPH, Sandan (3rd level black belt) has been teaching Aikido since 1974 and self-defense at UTSA for 20 years.

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