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Winter Quest Registration Opens Tuesday, December 13th at 9:00am!

Adventures in Learning for Ages 50+! Founded Winter 1998, Quest is an educational membership institute for active learners 50+ years of age. It is stress-free learning offered in friendly, sociable settings free of tests, grades, and credits. Activities and classes range from the academic to the artistic and include fitness and travel opportunities as well. Click Here to Learn More

Quest scholarships are available! Click Here to Submit an Application

How to Register for Quest Online:
(1)
Create an account or sign in here.
(2) Add a Quest Membership to your Cart and Check Out.
(3) You will then be able to see an "Add to Cart" button for the Quest classes that are open for registration. Add your selected class(es) to your Cart, and Check Out.
(4) You'll receive an email confirmation with your class information after signing up successfully.
**Click Here for Detailed Step-by-Step Quest Registration Instructions**
--Other options: Register by phone at 509-527-4331. Register in person at the WWCC Continuing Education office.

Scroll down to view all of the current classes under this program. You can also view classes by topic by clicking a topic area below:

 
  • Gluten Free Baking 
  • Fee: $79.00
    Dates: 2/21/2023 - 2/22/2023
    Times: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Days: Tu W
    Sessions: 2
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Kitchen 140
    Instructor: Greg Schnorr

     Show Description

    All materials provided. No experience necessary.
 

  • See Minerals, Collect Rocks 
  • THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below and we will notify you if space opens up in this class.
  • Fee: $65.00
    Dates: 2/22/2023 - 3/8/2023
    Times: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 3
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 103
    Instructor: Bob Carson

     Show Description

    Required Books & Supplies: Full list can be found here.

    Students will carpool to secondary locations. All students must sign a field trip liability waiver before the start of class in order to attend. Upon enrollment, a link to the waiver will be included in the order confirmation email.


    Actual Class Meeting Times: Wednesday, 2/22: 3:00PM - 6:00PM; Wednesday, 3/1: 1:00PM - 4:00PM; Wednesday, 3/8: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
 

  • Smartphone Photography 
  • THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below and we will notify you if space opens up in this class.
  • Fee: $39.00
    Dates: 3/3/2023 - 3/10/2023
    Times: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 2
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 107
    Instructor: Kathy McConnell

     Show Description

    Bring your iPhone or Android smartphone. 
 

  • Winter Quarter Quest Membership 
  • Fee: $15.00
    Dates: 11/18/2022 - 3/16/2023
    Times: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Days:
    Sessions: 0
    Room: Online
    Instructor:

     Show Description

    This membership is valid January through March 2023.
    Number of Sessions: 0 Online - TBA
 

  • Advanced Art of Writing 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $109.00
    Dates: 1/6/2023 - 3/10/2023
    Times: 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 10
    Room: HLTH SCI (E) Classroom 1836
    Instructor: Kathy McConnell

     Show Description

    For writers with some previous writing experience. 

    Required Texts: Woods, Geraldine. 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way. W. W. Norton & Company, 2022. ISBN: 9780393882377. 


 

  • All Levels Hatha Yoga 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $129.00
    Dates: 1/3/2023 - 3/16/2023
    Times: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Days: Tu Th
    Sessions: 20
    Room: REC CNTR (W) Studio 2303
    Instructor: Rob Robinson

     Show Description

    Yoga mat recommended. Yoga blocks provided. 


    No class held 2/14 or 2/16. | 1/19 class canceled. MAKE-UP DATE: Friday, 3/17.
 

  • Essays of Montaigne 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $69.00
    Dates: 1/9/2023 - 2/27/2023
    Times: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 6
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 105
    Instructor: Pat Henry
    Book Three
     Show Description

    After traveling to Italy and serving as Mayor of Bordeaux for four years at the height of the religious wars, Montaigne published 13 new essays that reconsider his favorite themes in light of his new experiences. We will read and discuss Book Three of Montaigne's Essays and discuss the writings therein.

    This class is intended for students who took Essays of Montaigne in the Fall 2022 quarter.

    Required Texts: The Complete Essays of Montaigne, translated by Donald Frame (Stanford University Press; ISBN-10:0804704864). 


    No class held 1/16 or 2/20.
 

  • Friday Films 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $89.00
    Dates: 1/6/2023 - 3/10/2023
    Times: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 10
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 242
    Instructor: John Remington
    Hanging Out
     Show Description


 

  • Introduction to Story Writing 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $109.00
    Dates: 1/5/2023 - 3/9/2023
    Times: 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 10
    Room: HLTH SCI (E) Classroom 1836
    Instructor: Allen Kopf

     Show Description

    All levels of writing are welcome, but remember – this is an introductory course. 

    Required Texts: Barrington, Judith. Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art. The Eighth Mountain Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780933377509. 

    Required Materials: pencil or pen; several sheets of lined notebook paper. 


 

  • Jewish Resistance vs. the Nazis 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $85.00
    Dates: 1/11/2023 - 2/8/2023
    Times: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 5
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 242
    Instructor: Pat Henry

     Show Description

    Suggested Texts: Henry, Patrick. Jewish Resistance Against the Nazis. The Catholic University of America Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780813225890. 


 

  • Quest Reads! 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $55.00
    Dates: 1/3/2023 - 1/31/2023
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 5
    Room: HLTH SCI (E) Classroom 1836
    Instructor: Rogers Miles

     Show Description

    We will read and discuss Being Mortal, Dr. Atul Gawande’s critique of the care received by patients at the end of their lives. Modern medicine has succeeded brilliantly in extending human lifespans – but Dr. Gawande draws from research and personal experience to show the harm that medicine can do when it fails to offer to the dying the decision whether the time they might gain from further drugs and procedures is worth enduring. Follow the narratives of a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in his clinic, and reformers turning nursing homes upside down as we learn how to have hard conversations with the aged and the dying that remind us all of what they really care about.

    Required Texts: Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Picador, 2017. 9781250076229. 


 

  • Rediscovering Papa: Hemingway 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $59.00
    Dates: 1/3/2023 - 3/7/2023
    Times: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 10
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 107
    Instructor: John Remington

     Show Description

    Required Texts: 

    • Hemingway, Ernest. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition. Scribner, 1998. ISBN: 9780684843322. Used copy or least expensive available. 

    • Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises. Signet, 2022. ISBN: 9780593201138. Used copy or least expensive available. 


 

  • The Most Dangerous Branch? 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $109.00
    Dates: 1/5/2023 - 3/9/2023
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 10
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 220
    Instructor: Tom Scribner

     Show Description


 

  • Tolstoy's War and Peace 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $99.00
    Dates: 1/4/2023 - 3/1/2023
    Times: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 9
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Classroom 109
    Instructor:
    First Half
     Show Description

    We will read and discuss the first half of Tolstoy’s classic work, discovering why it has earned the reputation as perhaps the greatest novel ever written. Throughout the course, we will also watch scenes from the dazzling 1968 Russian film adaptation.

    Required Texts: 

    • Knapp, Liza. Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction. Very Short Introductions series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. ISBN: 9780198813934. 

    • Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace. Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. New York: Vintage Classics by Penguin Random House, 2008. ISBN: 9781400079988. 


 

  • Writing with Old Photographs 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $85.00
    Dates: 1/11/2023 - 3/15/2023
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 10
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Computer Lab 115
    Instructor: Donna Cummins

     Show Description

    Suggested Materials: one or more old photographs that you would like to learn more about. Generally, they should be from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. (If you do not have such a photo, the instructor will provide one for you.) 


 

  • YouTube Video Art & Storytelling 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. Please call us at 509-527-4331 to see if registration is still available.
  • Fee: $59.00
    Dates: 1/9/2023 - 2/13/2023
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 5
    Room: MAIN BLDG (D) Computer Lab 115
    Instructor: Lorna Barth

     Show Description

    Materials: 

    • You are welcome to bring your own laptop or tablet for use during class. Your computer only needs to have basic programs: PC - PowerPoint, Word, Microsoft Office programs; or MAC - Keynote, Pages, or Microsoft Office for Mac. 

    • This class will take place in a computer lab, so a laptop is not required. If you do not bring a laptop, be sure to bring a USB/flash drive to save your work on. 

    • You will need to be able to access YouTube. 

    • You will supply your own photos and materials to create your video (content, stories, recipes, photos, videos). 


    No class held on 1/16.