2018 LLCEC College-Like Classes (2019 LLCEC COMING IN MAY!)
Monday + Wednesday Course Options:
A Career in the Fire Service
Come learn about careers in fire rescue and first responders. In this class, the Lexington Fire Department will tell you about responding to various calls including fire suppression, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, and technical rescue, and how they handle arson investigations, building inspections, community services, public education, and many other services for this community. You will learn about the rewarding job of a firefighter – the camaraderie, the helping of others, having pride in what you do, job security, and more.
Diversity & Inclusion
This course will teach students on aspects of culture and diversity, providing data and challenging their assumptions. Students will begin to think critically on issues of equity and multilingualism, equity versus equality, and leave with some strategies for inclusion.
We will analyze the components of an electronic circuit and build an electronic siren. We will analyze the basic working fundamentals of electricity and how electricity works in each component. We will cover resistors, capacitors, inductors, oscillators, and other components commonly found in everyday electronics.
Beyond the Black and White Racial Binary: Chicano Identity
Come learn about the incredible history of Mexican American leaders including students, farmworkers, mothers, fathers, and community organizers who impacted educational justice and civil rights. This interactive class will include visual media, art, literature and more.
Voices From the Margins: Indigenous and Afro-Latino Communities
Join us to learn about the cultural histories and contributions of Indigenous and Afro-Latino communities in Latin America! We will study the diverse cultures of the Americas and complete creative projects to celebrate their contributions and histories.
Youth Organizing y Luchando
In this course, you will learn the history of DACA, the fight it took to get to it, and what is currently going on with the legislation. You will also learn how to organize within your school and how to create a safe environment for you and your peers.
Investing in your future!
You will be learning about real life skills in this class. Focus will be on what the steps are to opening up a checking/savings account, the way credit works, how to manage debts correctly, how interest affects you, and the secrets of homeownership. We all want to help our families and many times as children of immigrants we have to step up when we are young to help out. This class will help you navigate finances so you can make informed decisions and stretch your dollars.
Tuesday + Thursday Class 9:30 am to 10:50 am
The History of Racism in America: Beginners Edition
Understanding the moments in history that have led to the systemic oppression of black and brown people.
Are you that friend sharing political posts on social media? Do you find yourself arguing with family about the upcoming elections? Are you passionate about policy? Come explore those parts of yourself and develop organizing and leadership skills. Learn about and share resources and opportunities to be a part of the social movement that we are all building together.
Action and voice: Poetry by and about the Kentucky Latinx experience
Powerful voices are all around us, writing the history of Kentucky’s Latinx community in beautiful ways. This class will study poetry produced by and about Latinx authors right here in Kentucky, giving students the tools to interpret and talk about poetry as a literary genre, while also allowing students to reflect on how the content and meaning of these poems intersects with their own experience. We’ll finish the class by creating brief free verse poems about students’ experiences at LLCEC.
Hands on Science Activities
In this interactive class, students will use household products to conduct a series of science projects and learn how science, math and engineering are used in everyday life, and can lead to amazing careers.
The Joy of Public Speaking
This course will teach students to overcome their public speaking fears by teaching them techniques to overcome their fears. This class will assign students poems and speeches from the Civil Rights Era and from famous Latinx artist, poets, and leaders.
Strategies to Address Stress, Worry and Anxiety
In this class, students will be taught 3-4 basic mindfulness techniques to help them address stress, anxiety and worry. Thousands of college students around the United States have found varying degrees of relief from stress and anxiety by implementing some very basic mindfulness practices.