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Home Improvement, Real Estate and Auto

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Forest Park | Online | Off-Site

Spruce things up with home improvement classes. Explore basic car maintenance and small engine repair. Learn about real estate opportunities. Our classes are the perfect fit for the do-it-yourselfer.

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Class schedules subject to change.

Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

Real Estate

Buying a Home? Top Buying Mistakes to Avoid†

"If only we had known ..." This is the sad post-purchase statement of too many homebuyers. Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you’ll ever make. Discover how to avoid home-buying mistakes and learn the inside scoop of how to avoid surprises at closing. Understand what you should know before you purchase, what to expect throughout the process, strategies to obtain the best value, the importance of understanding contracts you sign, getting the right inspections before closing the deal, and how to safeguard yourself in any market.
REAL-701 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
Sept. 16 | Online

Home Selling: Your Guide to a Successful Sale†

If you’ve never sold a home before—or if it’s been a while—it’s important to know your marketing options. Learn what to expect from the home selling process, ways to add impact and value to your home for top-dollar offers, how to use knowledge of competition in your area to determine a realistic selling price. Understand the pros and cons of “for sale by owner.” Discover how to find the right agent to sell your house. Learn insider tips that can get you the best deal for your home!
REAL-702 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F02 Th 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
Sept. 30 | Online

How to Be a Successful Landlord†

Increase income on your real estate investments by improving your skills as a landlord. Learn how to lower property damage and eviction costs by performing effective initial screening on potential tenants. Discover how to be creative by using the telephone, interview, computer, rental application and lease expectations to avoid an undesirable tenant-landlord relationship. One hour lunch on your own.
REAL-720 | 1 session | $48 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
F02 Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Mary Hankins
Oct. 9 | FP-G Tower 325

Real Estate Investing for Income†

True financial wealth is about having the unearned income to finance your life goals without having to work. The key is to understand what you are buying by having solid knowledge and a good plan. Find out how to plan your investment strategies in order to find true financial wealth!
REAL-712 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
Oct. 14 | Online

Leveling Up: Buying vs. Renting, Millennial Edition†

Are you a renter who has ambitions of buying a home or a current homeowner wondering whether renting makes more sense for your lifestyle? Ready for a change but don’t know where to start? It may be time to evaluate the relative costs, benefits and drawbacks of owning versus renting your home. Join a real estate professional and make a plan for the best option for your living situation.
REAL-765 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F01 Th 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
Oct. 21 | Online

The Upside of Downsizing†

We accumulate things over the years, but eventually the extra stuff needs to go! Whether it’s choosing a simpler lifestyle, empty-nesting or entering independent living, downsizing can seem overwhelming it first. Which comes first: get rid of clutter or get organized? List the house or find your new home? From paring down the excess to moving to a smaller space, we’ll help you explore the upside of downsizing.
REAL-765 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $29 REG
F02 Th 7-9 p.m. | Jill McCoy
Nov. 18 | Online


Basic Car Maintenance

Cars offer convenience. But the moment a vehicle needs repair or maintenance, it can become a source of anxiety and frustration. Ease your auto anxiety by better understanding cars, the auto repair industry and routine service problems. Learn how to inspect your own vehicle. No driver should miss this class!
AUTO-701 | 1 session | $45 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
F01 Sa 8-11 a.m. | Doug Jacquot
Oct. 2 | Jammin’ J Auto
F02 Sa 1-4 p.m. | Doug Jacquot
Oct. 2 | Jammin’ J Auto


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