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College for Kids

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. Look for more classes in summer 2018!

Introduction to Digital Electronics
Designed for students entering Grades 6–10
Session 2 - Mondays, Oct. 30-Nov. 20, 5:30-8:30 pm

Explore the world of digital electronics! Build circuits that flash lights, shift and make noise. Learn how electronic devices count and make decisions. Gain knowledge and practice using flip-flops, shift registers, binary numbers and digital logic. The class website will remain available after the course is over so that students can continue to experiment.

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Short Courses

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.

Sept. 29-Dec. 8
Full Stack Web Development Series

This three-part series will teach you the essential elements of webpage development, covering HTML, CSS and JavaScript. In the first course, HTML and CSS will be discussed, explored and applied. The second course will consider the essential components of JavaScript, including variables, arrays, loops, events and functions. The third course will explore more advanced elements of JavaScript control, including advanced use of functions, event control, array processing and DOM manipulation. An introduction to front-end web UI frameworks will also be explained and demonstrated. No previous experience of these technologies is necessary.

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Oct. 12-Nov. 2
Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to key concepts and practices of wise money management for retirement. Learn about investments, long-term health care, Social Security and Medicare, managing money for secure income and reduced taxes, estate planning, lifestyle issues, and pension options.

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Oct. 19-Nov. 18
Hiking the Parks and Trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains

Join instructor and guide Tom Taber for a fun and informative course that combines in-class lectures with weekend field trips. Learn about flora, fauna, geology and history as you discover the Peninsula's interesting scenic parks and trails. Each excursion will involve walking 4.5-6.5 miles in mountainous terrain. We will stop frequently to examine natural and historical features and to sample tasty treats made from native edible plants.

Lectures: Thursday 10/19 & 11/16 from 7pm-8:30pm
Field trips: Saturday 10/21, 11/4, & 11/18 from 10am-4pm

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Nov. 3
Fresh Pasta at Home

Italians are world-famous for their pasta, and with good reason: Whether it's light, ethereal egg noodles, or hearty filled pastas, fresh pasta made the traditional Italian way rarely disappoints. In this class, we'll learn to make two ideal pastas and pair each with their ideal sauce. This class will introduce the student to basic cooking techniques and teach very useful tips.

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Ed2Go Online Courses

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.

De Anza College - 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.

The star projector and a view of the dome.

Planetarium Special Events

Oct. 14, 21, and 28
Spooktacular Halloween Laser Light Show

Celebrate Halloween with a fantastic display of laser drawn images and music under the Planetarium Sky. Show features the following songs: Requiem - Mozart , Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr, People are Strange - The Doors, Pulstar - Vangelis, The Conversation - John Williams, Hot, Hot, Hot - Buster Poindexter, Superstition - Stevie Wonder, Devil Went Back to Georgia - Mark O' Connor, Monster Mash - Bobby Picket, Beetlejuice theme - Danny Elfman, Ghostriders - The Outlaws

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Nov. 4
Lucid Dreamscapes

Be amazed you as you fly warp-speed through one-of-a-kind animated worlds. Pioneering multimedia artist J-Walt uses the latest in interactive computer graphics techniques to bring paintings to life. The result is an improvised, real-time, immersive animated environment that unfolds before your eyes.

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Nov. 18
Music Under the Stars with the Blue Eternity Group

Join us for an evening of live, ambient music "under the stars"! Music will be performed by award-winning trumpet player Jeff Oster, Grammy-nominated bassist Michael Manring, and ambient electric guitarist Carl Weingarten. Listen and feast your eyes on immersive visuals of celestial bodies and flights through space. This is an evening not to be missed!

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Dec. 2, 9, and 16
Holiday Magic

It's the Holiday Season! This highly popular laser show features a mix of everyone's favorite holiday music, and gives new meaning to the term "holiday lights". Show contains the following selections: Joy to the World - Manheim Steamroller, Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams, Little Saint Nick - Beach Boys, Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms, One Little Shamos - Paul Zim, The March - Nutcracker, Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi, White Christmas - Bing Crosby, Snow Miser - Nick at Night, Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) – Trans Siberian Orchestra, Rockin‘ Round the Christmas Tree - Ronnie Lane/Darlene Love, We Three Kings - Cast In Bronze, Seven Principles - Sweet Honey In The Rock, Let It Snow - Dean Martin, Sleigh Ride - Spice Girls, Russian Dance - Nutcracker, Carol of the Bells - Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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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 plenty of body and mind solutions! Some of the features we offer include:

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

Whether you are a 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.

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