Emeritus Fall 2023 Schedule

Home Economics


CT E00, The Fix-It Class – Repair Almost Anything

This course teaches older adults about household tools, how to make minor or more complex home repairs or maintenance, and how to evaluate proposed repair processes when hiring and paying a repair person. Older adults learn to repair leaky faucets, fix minor electrical problems, hang almost everything, caulk a bathtub, and so forth. The course is intended to help older adults be knowledgeable, confident, and prudent about home repairs and maintenance.

Course Number: 9733 Time: 1 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Ross M AProvides information on: 1. Money saving ideas. 2. Consumer issues. 3. Protection of one’s personal and financial privacy.

HME EC E01, Sewing Lab

This course helps older adults learn sewing-based skills, including how to construct clothing, engage in creative sewing projects, use patterns, engage in patchwork or machine quilting, and/or other specialized sewing techniques. Older adults learn economical sewing techniques and socialize with their peers in a supportive and creative environment.

Course Number: 9793 Time: 12 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Lewis K

HME EC E52, Restaurant Critic – Dining Wisely: Healthy Eating Choices for Older Adults

This course helps older adults learn how to prepare healthy foods for a small household and how to make cost-effective choices in planning a menu. Older adults work together to create a cookbook or recipe book, share food and recipes with their peers, learn restaurant terms, learn to write a standard recipe, and discuss and write about memories involving food. The course also engages older adults in discussions about food fads and provides factual information on food additives, vitamins, safe food storage, health precautions, and basic nutritional information.

Course Number: 9794 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. MLocation: ITINERARYInstructor: Ryza S V

Course Number: 9864 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. WLocation: 1227 407Instructor: Dinka BStudents will learn cooking through in-class demonstrations.

HME EC E74, Creative Stitchery for Older Adults

This course provides a supportive and creative learning environment for older adults to create inexpensive, handmade needlework projects. Older adults will learn knitting and crocheting techniques, as well as cabling and blocking.

Course Number: 9796 Time: 4 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. FLocation: BUS 107Instructor: Ardell J BAbove section meets at Santa Monica College Main Campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. (19th & Pico).