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Winter Courses

Welcome to our listing of current course offerings for 2017 - 2018! 


(Click here for info on the ETM "Parent-Partner Program")


A full course includes all of the dates listed for a given site.  Typically this means three, 3-day sessions. or 9 dates total.  In some instances the Saturday times have been extended resulting in a 2-day session.
Weeknights   5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays      8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
*Exceptions to these times are listed in their course schedule
Minimum Enrollment:
A minimum enrollment of 30 people is required per course site, 20 of which must be pre-registered by September 1, 2017 to assure the course will be held.
Credit cards:  VISA & Mastercard (No Discover Cards Please)
Check:  Payable to "Richards Institute"
On-line:  Use our convenient Online Registration!

University Credit:

Graduate credit is available (See below).  Further details are available on our FAQ page.


Contact us!  Tel: 805-905-7363 or E-mail Randy McChesney at:



Course Costs - Richards Institute Tuition:

Pre-Registration - strongly encouraged
by September 1, 2017
after September 1, 2017 (If space exists)
University Credit Costs (Optional) - California State University, Bakersfield:

Five quarter hours graduate credit (3.1 semester hours) from California State University, Bakersfield (Register and pay at the first course session).
**These are current fees and are subject to change by CSU-B.  For more information, please see our FAQ page.

Check:  $275.00**         

Credit Card:  $275.00**


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