Community Education
De Anza College

Community Education offers Extended Year College for Kids & Teens, Fujitsu Planetarium, Short Courses and ed2go Online Classes. We have offerings just about every day of the week ranging from fitness to astronomy. The Planetarium is one of the greatest in the world and is open for field trips and weekend family fun. View the Community Education Calendar below and join our email list to stay up to date.

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Community Education Calendar

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

Ongoing Registration
De Anza College Fitness Center Membership - Short Courses
Online Classes start the second Wednesday of every month.

September 29
Hiking the Parks and Trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains - Short Courses
Belly Dancing - Short Courses

October 1
Astronomy and Laser Shows:
4:00 - Magic Tree House - trailer
5:00 - Magic Tree House - trailer
6:30 - Extreme Planets - trailer
8:00 - Laser Lady Gaga
9:00 - Laser Michael Jackson

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October 5
A Six-Week Investment and Financial Planning Class - Short Courses

October 8 
Before Having Chickens: Gearing Up for Pet Chickens - Short Courses
Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement - Short Courses
Breaking the Cycle of Stress: Martial Arts for the Mind - Short Courses

Astronomy and Laser Shows:
4:00 - This is Our Sky!
5:00 - Earth, Moon and Sun
6:30 - Black Holes
8:00 - Laser Wizard of Oz
9:00 - Laser Beatles Anthology

October 15 
Become a Notary Public - Short Courses
Notary Public Renewal Course - Short Courses

Astronomy and Laser Shows:
4:00 - The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
5:00 - Firefall
6:30 - Planet 9 
8:00 - Laser Celestial Odyssey
9:00 - Laser Pink Floyd- Wall

October 18
Fundamentals of Investing - Short Courses

October 22
After Having Chickens: Happy and Healthy Pet Chickens - Short Courses
Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement - Short Courses

Astronomy and Laser Shows:
4:00 - Little Star that Could
5:00 - Laser Spooktacular Halloween ($9)
6:30 - Laser Spooktacular Halloween ($9)
8:00 - Laser Spooktacular Halloween ($9)
9:00 - Laser Michael Jackson

October 29
Astronomy and Laser Shows:
4:00 - Magic Tree House
5:00 - Magic Tree House
6:30 - Laser Spooktacular Halloween ($9)
8:00 - Laser Spooktacular Halloween ($9)
9:00 - Laser Spooktacular Halloween ($9)

November 3
Belly Dance for Fitness - Short Courses

November 5
Astronomy and Laser Shows:
4:00 - Earth, Moon, and Sun
5:00 - Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure
6:30 - We Are Stars
8:00 - Laser Gaga
9:00 - Laser Beatles Sgt. Pepper

November 12
Make Money as a Loan Signing Agent - Short Courses

Astronomy and Laser Shows:
4:00 - Magic Tree House
5:00 - Magic Tree House
6:30 - We Are Aliens
8:00 - Laser Led Zeppelin
9:00 - Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

November 18
Planetarium Special Event:
A Spontaneous Fantasia: Thanks-Imagining

November 19
Fitness Center (Holiday Break Week)

Astronomy and Laser Shows:
4:00 - Little Star that Could
5:00 - ExoPlanets: Worlds of Wonder
6:30 - Planet 9
8:00 - Laser Wizard of Oz
9:00 - Laser U2

November 26 – CLOSED

December 3
Astronomy and Laser Shows:
4:00 - Magic Tree House
5:00 - Magic Tree House
6:30 - We Are Stars
8:00 - Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
9:00 - Laser Holiday Magic ($9)

December 10
Astronomy and Laser Shows:
4:00 - Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
5:00 - Laser Holiday Magic ($9)
6:30 - Laser Holiday Magic ($9)
8:00 - Laser Holiday Magic ($9)
9:00 - Laser Holiday Magic ($9)

December 16
Planetarium Special Event:
Spontaneous Fantasia: A Virtual Christmas

December 17
Astronomy and Laser Shows:
4:00 - This is Our Sky!
5:00 - Laser Holiday Magic ($9)
6:30 - Laser Holiday Magic ($9)
8:00 - Laser Holiday Magic ($9)
9:00 - Laser Holiday Magic ($9)

 

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.

Fujitsu Planetarium

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

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.

Extended Year Summer for Kids and Teens

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.