Community Enrichment


Tri-County's Community Enrichment classes let students explore their creativity and expand their mind. Classes cover subjects including Arts & Music, Cooking, Dance, Fitness & Recreation, Genealogy, Hobbies & Crafts, Language, Personal Enrichment, and more.

This program consists of avocational, practical skills, and academic courses. Avocational courses focus on an individual’s personal or leisure needs rather than his occupation, profession, or employment. Practical skills courses consist of single courses, designed to provide practical training for persons pursuing additional skills, which are not considered their major or primary vocation but may supplement income or may reasonably lead to employment. Academic courses consist of single courses designed to serve the academic educational needs of adult citizens, including courses in humanities, mathematics and science, and social science.

If you have an area of expertise, and would be interested in teaching one of these non-credit Community Enrichment courses, please contact Ginger Hubbard.

Genealogy – Searching for Your Ancestors: Who am I and where did I come from? It is that intriguing question that has made genealogy research one of America's most popular hobbies. This popular class offers the beginner and experienced genealogist alike a fresh approach to genealogy research. Subjects cover the full gambit from organizing your research to exploring your family history using traditional and electronic research, social media, and our newest tool, DNA testing. Whether you are new to genealogy or have been family hunting since microfilm days, this course will assist you in researching your family in the 21st century. This course is a prerequisite for advanced genealogy courses offered at TCCC. 30 hrs.

Instructor: Van HornMin: 10
February 7 – April 25Tuesday
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.$80

Genealogy – Researching Your Genealogy on the Internet: An old favorite is back on the schedule! The Internet offers the genealogist a wonderful array of databases, records, and other resources for researching your family history. This course will teach you how to find genealogy databases and discover your family history on the Web. All the top sites such as Ancestry, FamilySearch, GenealogyBank, Chronicling America, Find A Grave, and more will be covered. While our beginner/intermediate genealogy class is not a prerequisite to take this course, a basic understanding of genealogy research principles is a must. A laptop or tablet capable of wireless internet access is required for this class. Sign up early since this is one of the more popular genealogy classes at TCCC and seating is limited. 10 hrs.

Instructor: Van HornMin: 8
February 9 – March 2Thursday
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.$35

NEW DNA Beginner/Intermediate: If you are researching your family history, taking an autosomal DNA test has become a must-do task. There are a myriad of companies and sites that you can either test at or upload your DNA results to that will help you find new cousins and add new ancestors to that family tree. This class will explore the basics (including all three DNA tests), where to test, and working your results after you have tested. 7.5 hrs.

Instructor: Van HornMin: 8
March 9 – March 23Thursday
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.$25

NEW Genealogy – Busting Through Genealogy Brick Walls: Having trouble finding the elusive ancestor? Can't seem to get that lineage any further back? Then this class is tailor-made for you. In this genealogy brick wall class, you will learn techniques, tricks and tips, and the latest proven methods to bust through the brick walls in your genealogy. During the class, you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the instructor on your family genealogy brick wall. 12.5 hrs.

Instructor: Van HornMin: 8
March 30 – April 27Thursday
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $40

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