ST. GEORGE — This summer, residents of Washington County are invited to explore a wide range of subjects — from photography to chess and beyond — by taking advantage of Dixie State University’s Community Education program.
Community Education courses are put on in conjunction with the City of St. George and Washington County School District. Courses topics focus on foreign language, dance, the arts, health and fitness and more, covering everything from personal enrichment to community safety.
A variety of noncredit classes and community services are available to community members and students of all ages. Classes and activities are designed to satisfy students’ personal desires for self-improvement, job skills, recreation and social interaction.
“It allows people to take a shot at something they never thought was possible, because now they have an affordable and accessible vehicle to do so,” Danny Thomas, Community Education registration clerk, said.
The cost of the courses varies depending on the class, but the average cost is approximately $60 per course.
Tyson Pulsipher, Community Education manager, said classes offer students personal attention from instructors. He said:
Our society has become so focused on the digital world that sometimes it’s nice – maybe even necessary – to take a step back into the real world. Many people learn new skills by searching the Internet for information or how-to videos, but there is something to be said about attending a live class, meeting new people, making new friends and having that personal interaction with an expert instructor.
With the St. George climate heating up and many shutting themselves indoors, Pulsipher suggests Community Education classes as a way to get off the couch this summer.
“Give Netflix a break and come learn something new!” he said.
Community Education is also seeking instructors for a wide range of classes. Community members with skills, talents and hobbies they would like to share with others are encouraged to apply. For more information or to register for Community Education courses, please visit the Dixie State University Community Education website.