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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! Registration opens in February of 2018.

You’re On The Air: How to Make it in Voice-Overs!
Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Voice-overs are hot today! You don’t have to be an actor to get voice-over work, but it certainly doesn’t hurt! With such notable talent as Tina Fey, Morgan Freeman, and Mila Kunis lending their voices to commercials, films, and videos, one would think that it would be next to impossible to break into this field. Not so! In this class you’ll learn about an exciting new way to get around the competition and actually turn voice-overs into a thriving full or part-time business!

Lisa Foster, successful voice-over artist, will introduce students to the voice-over business as a whole. She will talk about the numerous opportunities, discuss voice-over technique, the income potential, and the all-important demo and how to have it produced. You’ll step up to the microphone to do some practice recording, and best of all, hear the results!

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Astrophysics for Everyone
Nov. 2, 6-9 pm

When you gaze at the night sky, do you feel a sense of awe or a curiosity to understand our universe? This is the class for you! This non-technical class explores the role of matter and energy in the underlying structure of the universe and how clouds of gases and dust give rise to stars, planets and solar systems. Close attention will be paid to the sun’s power and its life cycle. Additional topics include the Big Bang theory, gravity, exoplanets, galaxies, black holes, supernovae and dark matter and energy. We will conclude with current theories about the multiverse and the "Theory of Everything."

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Easy and Elegant Italian Cuisine
Dec. 8, 6-8:30 pm

Easy and elegant Italian dishes guaranteed to impress family and friends at your next holiday party. Students will be provided copies for every recipe. This class will introduce the student to basic cooking techniques and teach useful tips. Menu:

  • Mussels in tomato and wine sauce
  • Trofie fondue with wild mushrooms
  • Chicken Saltimbocca with prosciutto and sage
  • Minitart with pear and chocolate ganache

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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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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. Upcoming online sessions start Nov. 8, Dec. 13 and Jan. 17.

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

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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