De Anza College Community Education

Community Education offers College for Kids & Teens, Fujitsu Planetarium, Short Courses and ed2go Online Classes.
To learn more, view the Community Education calendar below.

Mechatronics Day Camps

Designed for students entering grades 6-9 

Session 1: 7/17 to 7/21, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Session 2: 7/24 to 7/28, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Learn to weave professional engineering and development tools together and to build complex IoT machines! Every tool in this class is taken directly from professional engineering environments. This class will guide students from using tools designed expressly for education to more complex tools used by engineers in industry. Successful students will learn to see the world of machines as accessible, modifiable and hackable. This camp provides a breadth of experiences from iterative design to machine control theory and practice.

Class details and enrollment information

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Fitness Center Membership

Our newly renovated Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Center offers a variety of workout options with everything you need to press, flex, and sweat your way to a healthier you! The relaxed and supportive gym offers easy to use strength and cardiovascular equipment and gives you copious amounts of body and mind solutions! Some of the features we offer include:

  • State-of-the-art machines to build your aerobic endurance
  • Separate matted area with strength and resistance equipment to help you with increase balance and flexibility
  • Premium gym equipment for strength development

Whether you are new or seasoned athlete, De Anza College’s Lifetime Fitness & Wellness Center is the perfect choice for you to reach your health and wellness goals. ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist on staff.

Become a member today


Extended Year for Grades 1 to 10

De Anza Extended Year Summer College for Kids and Teens is a summer enrichment program where the focus is on teaching and learning, not grades and exams.

Fujitsu Planetarium

The Planetarium is available for astronomy shows, laser shows and field trips. We have an on-site gift shop. Interested individuals may also give a gift of the stars by sponsoring a student or school.

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Short Courses & Workshops

Short Courses offers not-for-credit enrichment courses taught on a wide variety of topics at De Anza College on evenings and weekends throughout the academic year.

Six-Week Online Courses

Choose from over 300+ six-week instructor-facilitated online courses. Certificates issued upon successful completion of each course. Online sessions begin on the third Wednesday of every month.


Community Education Calendar

Planetarium Shows - Click on a show link below for trailers and descriptions. How to purchase Planetarium tickets.


Online Classes start the second Wednesday of every month.


July 24 to July 27

Classroom Drivers Education

Driver Education is a four-day state-required course designed for students fourteen and older who are seeking to obtain their driver instruction permits.  This course is offered via partnership with local business, Economic Driving School. While students eighteen and older are not required by law to complete the Driver Education classroom course, doing so is the safest and most comprehensive practice.  There is no substitute for the student-teacher interaction, discussion, video analysis and instant feedback that takes place in the classroom.  This course meets the State of California requirements to obtain a driver’s instruction permit.  Behind-the-wheel training is not included in this course.
Enroll today.


July 29, August 5 and August 12

"TOTALITY" - Planetarium Show

We have multiple shows scheduled leading to the total solar eclipse on August 21.

"Totality" is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses. This program, produced by Bays Mountain Planetarium, examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur, and what wonderful sights they create. Look back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse. Details and Tickets.


August 7
Classroom Driver Education


October 7 and November 4
Lucid Dreamscapes -
Planetarium Special Event

Lucid Dreamscapes will amaze you as you fly warp-speed through one-of-a-kind animated worlds. From the work of pioneering multimedia artist, J-Walt, this digital live performance utilizes the latest in interactive computer graphics techniques to bring paintings to life.
Complete details and tickets.


November 18
Live performances from the Blue Eternity Group

Join us for an evening of live ambient music "under the stars"! The music you'll hear will be played by award winning trumpet player Jeff Oster, Grammy nominated bassist Michael Manring, and ambient electric guitarist Carl Weingarten. As you listen, feast your eyes on immersive visuals of celestial bodies and flights through space. This is an evening not to be missed!
Get your tickets today.


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