During the Summer/Fall semester, BMCC Learning Across America courses for Washington, DC area residents meet at Trinity Washington University. Please be sure you know which campus you will be using.
Trinity offers a complementary shuttle to and from the Brookland/CUA Metro station (on the red line).
For course description click on course title.
Learning Express - Washington, DC: Girl Power!
Credit: 36 hours/3.6 CEU
Step inside the lives and stories of some strong and colorful women who have left their mark on Washington, the United States and even the world. Suffragettes, those who fought for women's voting rights, First Ladies, artists, community activists and countless others have influenced culture, politics and the social fabric of this city. On field trips on Friday and Saturday afternoon, you will visit some of their homes, monuments, museum exhibits and art works, and hear their stories. Some you may know, and some will surprise and amuse you. This class is specifically designed for au pairs living in the Washington, DC area, but students from other cities are welcome.
Each day students will learn in the classroom and onsite at local attractions.
â€¢ Credit for 36 educational hours or 3.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).
â€¢ There is a pre-assignment for this course. Students will receive their pre-assignment via email one week before the first class.
â€¢ Cancellation Policy for the Learning Express program is necessarily different from other Learning Across America courses. For a full refund, students must cancel 31 days before the first class date by emailing BMCC at email@example.com.
$309 - Tuition for class without accommodation includes:
â€¢ Public transportation pass to get around Washington, DC with your teacher.
â€¢ All costs associated with the class. (There are no material fees or activity fees!)
â€¢ Friday: 10:30am - 6:00pm: Class meets at Trinity Washington University. Be ready to travel!
â€¢ Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm: Class meets downtown. Today you will see some lesser known sites of DC.
â€¢ Sunday: 9:30am - 12:30pm: Your final class meeting at Trinity Washington University.
For more information about staying in Washington, DC, click here.
Credit: 32 hours/3.2 CEU
Learn about the customs and culture of the Amish citizens of Philadelphia. After two class sessions, your class will take a one-day tour of Lancaster, PA.
While driving through the countryside you will further explore the beliefs and customs of the Amish. You'll also visit an Amish farm and quilt shop, and enjoy a family-style feast of traditional Amish food.
Learning Express - Washington, DC: A Capital in Constant Change
From the selection by George Washington of the location for the city to the present, DC, one of three planned capital cities in the world, has grown and changed in infinite ways. Get a local's take on the history of the city and the people who built it, including the origins of the Smithsonian Institution and the evolution of the National Mall. On field trips through the city you will visit some of the major monuments and memorials, the Library of Congress and Eastern Market, and have a chance to see some of the current changes taking places throughout the city.
$299 - Tuition for class without accommodation includes:
New Orleans: The Big Easy - for Washington, DC area residents (airfare not included)
Credit: 40 hours/4.0 CEU
Participants are invited to explore the history, geography, landmarks, arts and customs of New Orleans. Learn about fascinating cultures and locales through classroom lectures, films, articles and discussions while improving your English comprehension skills.
After you complete your class sessions you will participate in a weekend tour to New Orleans! To see a detailed itinerary of the tour, please visit the CULTURAL HI-WAYS website: the Cultural Hi-Ways website .
Program Fee: $485 (includes classroom sessions, hotel in New Orleans, and tour in New Orleans) Unlike other Learning Across America courses, this course does NOT include travel to New Orleans..
Who should enroll: Anyone living in the tri-state area. Au Pairs and Retirees are especially welcome.
When you have successfully completed the course (including the tour), you will obtain a CERTIFICATE stating you have earned credit for 40 HOURS or 4.0 CEUs.
PLEASE NOTE: in order to receive any credit, you MUST attend all classes, complete all the assignments and go on the tour. Please make sure, before you sign up, that you are available on the three class dates and the trip dates. There are NO make-up assignments and NO excuses.
There is a mandatory pre-assignment for this course. You must complete this and bring it to the first class EVEN IF you register at the last minute. Pre-assignments are sent to students via email one week before the first class date, and again two days before the first class date.
Here are the answers to some questions that people frequently ask BMCC Continuing Education. If the answer to your question is not here, or if you need more information please call 212-346-8410/8420 between 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m., weekdays or email firstname.lastname@example.org.