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Community Education

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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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It is recommended that you register for ed2go online classes at least 24 hours prior to the session start date to ensure you receive the required login credentials. All course payments are due at the time of registration.


Ed2go is the affiliate organization that hosts CSM's online continuing education courses. Students will complete the CSM registration process, and login to the ed2go Web site to participate in the courses.

Contact Information

Workforce Development Courses:

Business and IT Courses:

Paula Coluzzi

Teacher Education Courses:

Shaunda Holt


Community Education Courses:

Shaunda Holt


Registration, Orientation and Access Issues:

Community Education Online Classes

Below you will find the current Community Education online non-credit Ed2Go class offerings. For more information about how to register and access non-credit online Ed2Go classes click here.

Current Class Offerings

Assisting Aging Parents (AAA-6320)
Oct 14
Be prepared to handle the challenges you and your parents will face in the coming years, while learning to cherish the transition.

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published (AAA-5000)
Sep 16
Published writer shows you how to give yourself the credibility you need to get your books and articles published.

Blogging and Podcasting for beginners (AAA-7210)
Oct 14, Dec 9
Learn how to create your very own blog and add a podcast too using the tools that you already have available on your computer.

Conversational French (AAA-5010)
Sep 16, Oct 14
Discover how easy it can be to learn common words and phrases for both leisure and business.

Conversational Japanese (AAA-6330)
Sep 16, Oct 14
Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you'll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language.

Digital Scrapbooking, Introduction to (AAA-5610)
Oct 14
Learn how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine digital and traditional scrapbooking techniques.

Drawing for the Beginner (AAA-7110)
Oct 14
Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be!

Easy English 1 (AAA-7120)
Sep 16
In this easy and fun course, you’ll learn the basic English skills you need for real-life activities including shopping, job-hunting, and handling medical emergencies.

Easy English 2 (AAA-7130)
Oct 14
In this easy and fun course, you’ll review some basic English skills and build more intermediate-level English skills for real-life activities including using the bank, finding a job or a home, dealing with sicknesses, and making good shopping decisions.

Easy English 3 (AAA-7140)
Aug 12, Nov 11
Build on the language skills you mastered in Easy English 2, as you learn to talk about real-life situations including looking for a job, making a budget, buying a home, and taking care of your health.

GED Preparation (AAA-6340)
Sep 16
Want to pass the GED® test? This course will help you develop the skills you'll need to succeed.

Genealogy Basics (AAA-5070)
Oct 14
Learn where to look, who to contact, and how to use research tools to begin an exciting and fascinating exploration of your roots.

Get Assertive (PEP-8520)
Nov 11
Find out how you can stop others from intimidating you or treating you poorly.

Grammar for ESL (AAA-5080)
Oct 14
If English is your second language and you're headed to college, this course will teach you the principles of grammar and structure you'll need to succeed.

Grammar Refresher (AAA-5090)
Sep 16
Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct documents and speeches.

Guitar, Introduction to (PEP-7530)
Nov 11
Master basic guitar skills and become the musician you‘ve always wanted to be.

Homeschool With Success (PEP-8140)
Sep 16
Discover how to homeschool your children in a way that ensures they get what they need both academically and socially.

Instant Italian (AAA-6300)
Jun 17
Learn Italian from the comfort of your home in this fun and enjoyable online course.

Interior Design, Introduction to (AAA-5840)
Jun 17
Explore a career in interior design as you learn how to transform any room into a beautiful and functional space.

Journaling, Introduction to (AAA-5130)
Oct 14
Discover how journaling can help you learn more about yourself, explore your dreams, values, and beliefs, improve your health, survive unwanted change, succeed in your career, and express your creativity.

Keys to Effective Editing (AAA-5210)
Oct 14
If you aspire to be an editor, this course will teach you the fundamentals of top-notch editing for both fiction and nonfiction.

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning Quick Meals (PEP-5570)
Oct 14
Join a registered dietitian and discover how easy it can be to prepare meals that are both delicious and nutritious!

Linkedin (AAA-7190)
Oct 14
Learn how to use LinkedIn, a free and popular job search and career development tool, and gain the power of the Internet to expand your professional network.

Merrill Ream Speed Reading (AAA-5160)
Oct 14
Acclaimed speed reading expert teaches you how to save yourself time by reading faster with better comprehension.

Music Made Easy (AAA-5170)
Oct 14
Learn the fundamentals of music theory. Be able to read, write, and play simple music.

Natural Health, Intro to (AAA-7180)
Oct 14
Learn how to promote wellness, balance, and health in all aspects of your daily life.

Practical Ideas for ESL/EFL (TED-5270)
Mar 18
Learn ESL teaching strategies for fostering a more successful learning environment for your adult ESL/EFL students, as well as how to create activities that build a bridge from the classroom to the real world.

Praxis Core Preparation (TED-5170)
Aug 12, Oct 14, Nov 11
Develop the knowledge and skills you need to pass the Praxis Core Exam as you review and prepare for everything the test includes.

Prepare for the GED Math Test (AAA-6350)
Oct 14
Master the skills you'll need to pass the Mathematical Reasoning module in the 2014 GED® test series.

Research Methods for Writers (AAA-5280)
Sep 16, Nov 11
Learn the most efficient and effective methods to conduct research for any writing project.

SAT/ACT Preparation Part 1 (PEP-8110)
Jul 15
Master the reading, writing, English, and science questions on the ACT and new SAT.

SAT/ACT Preparation Part 2 (PEP-8120)
Jul 15
Master the math questions on the ACT and new SAT.

Speed Spanish (AAA-6290)
Sep 16
Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you'll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time.

Speed Spanish II (AAA-5810)
Oct 14
Follow-up to our popular Speed Spanish course. Several new recipes help you continue building fluency.

Speed Spanish III (AAA-5820)
Nov 11
Master your ability to speak, understand, and read Spanish by taking the final installment in our unique three-part Speed Spanish learning series.

Start a Pet Sitting Business (PEP-8090)
Sep 16
Discover how to translate your love of animals into a fun and profitable career.

Teaching ESL/EFL Grammar (TED-5260)
Nov 11
Discover what makes a well-balanced vocabulary course when you're teaching ESL and how to plan one that truly meets your students' needs

Teaching ESL/EFL Reading (TED-5250)
Oct 14
Discover practical techniques and methods for teaching reading in any ESL or EFL environment that will help you become a more confident and effective reading teacher.

Teaching ESL/EFL Vocabulary (TED-5240)
Oct 14
Discover what makes a well-balanced vocabulary course when you're teaching ESL and how to plan one that truly meets your students' needs.

Technical Writing (AAA-5060)
Oct 14
Learn the skills you need to succeed in the well-paying field of technical writing.

Travel Photography (AAA-7170)
Oct 14
Learn the tricks and techniques digital photographers need to capture scenes from around the world and bring them home.

Travel Writing (AAA-5230)
Oct 14
Profit from your experiences in exotic lands (or your own backyard) by learning how to write and sell travel articles and books.

Understanding Adolescents (AAA-5250)
Oct 14
Uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind. Gain valuable information on how they feel, how their identities develop, and how you can best meet their needs.

Where Does All My Money Go? (PEP-8100)
Oct 14
Learn how to get control of your money once and for all.

Write Your Life Story (AAA-7150)
Oct 14
Learn how to create and distribute an inspirational and professional autobiography for family, friends, and others.

Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers (AAA-5260)
Sep 16
Banish writer's block forever with these tricks from the published writer's toolbox.

Writerrific 2: Advanced Creativity Training for Writers (AAA-6280)
Oct 14
You really can make money with your writing. Whether you want to create your own business, add to your income, supplement your retirement, or boost what you're earning as a writer, you'll find the how-to's here.

Writing Essentials (AAA-5830)
Sep 16
Master the essentials of writing so you can excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level.

Writing for Children (AAA-6160)
Oct 14
Published children's author shows you how to touch the hearts of children by creating books for them.

Writing for ESL (AAA-6310)
Oct 14
Learn how to write in English more effectively to succeed in college and at work.