Past Features

May 19, 2008 (Vol. 7, No. 9)

Summer Offerings Combine Fun and Learning

Old Gym Building

Lehman College and CUNY on the Concourse will offer opportunities this summer to earn undergraduate or graduate credit, acquire new skills, and also to have fun. The schedule includes courses in foreign language, personal development, and career preparation, several types of professional certification programs, and "Kidz at Lehman" for children six to fifteen.

During Lehman's two summer sessions, the Department of Languages and Literatures will offer courses for credit in elementary Arabic, French, and Spanish. The sessions will run from June 2-July 1 and July 7-August 5. Students must register for these courses by Tuesday, May 27. Visit

Non-credit classes in Spanish, French, and Italian will be offered through Lehman's Continuing Education program, along with opportunities to develop personal interests in other fields, including culinary arts, dance, creative writing, fine arts, acting, singing, guitar, swimming, tennis, racquetball, digital photography, and coin collecting. For the schedule of these classes, visit

Through Lehman's Continuing Education programs, professional certification programs also will be given in allied health, health information management, alcohol and substance abuse counseling, business and finance, and computer information technology. For more information on these programs, visit

Other career preparation programs offered through Continuing Education include:

  • An intensive seventy-hour Pharmacy Technician program;
  • A free eighty-hour Home Health Aide program;
  • Certificate programs in Hospitality and Meeting Planning or Food Service Operations;
  • Courses required to become a real estate salesperson and broker; and
  • Courses required for New York State teacher certification.

Course schedules are work-friendly, with many classes meeting on Saturday, weekday evenings, or online. Classes fill up quickly and enrollments are limited: for more information or to register online visit

CUNY on the Concourse's "Kidz at Lehman" program will run in the morning and afternoon from July 7-31, Monday through Thursday, and again from August 4-14. Classes include painting and drawing, swimming, acting, math, reading, writing, sports, dancing, music, and more. For more information or to register online visit