Career Certifications in Martinez

52% Off a Couples Massage Class at The Love Lab

The Love Lab

Cow Hollow/ Marina

$135 $65

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

Up to 75% Off Mixology Class at SF Mixology

SF Mixology

Multiple Locations

$199 $69

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A cocktail guru helms courses in a nightclub setting, teaching the history of cocktails and techniques for mixing and preparation

54% Off Mixology 101 Class

San Francisco Bartending Academy

Mission Bay

$195 $89

Students learn how different flavor notes complement each other while creating eight staple cocktails and tasting exotic cordials

45% Off Beauty-School Classes

Womack Salon Academy

Excelsior

$999 $549

Join the cosmetology field, learn to specialize in haircuts for both men and women, invest your time, and develop a new skill

55% Off CPR, AED, and First-Aid Training

Aikane Care

On Location

$110 $49

Licensed instructors teach onsite safety classes

Concoct Various Kinds of Bloody Marys with Pickled Garnishes

Cocktail-Making Class

San Francisco

$75 $75

Bar owner Gillian Fitzgerald and pickle shop owner Kelly McVicker teach you how to make bloody marys from scratch; snacks provided

40% Off CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes

Rescue Ready

Santa Rosa

$80 $48

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

68% Off Online Personal-Training Certification

American Fitness Institute

Online Deal

$299 $95

Online materials allow students to set their own pace over a four-week period before testing to be certified as a personal trainer

64% Off 20-Hour Online Bartending Course

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

Up to 51% Off at Touch To Heal Massage Center

Touch To Heal Massage Center

San Jose

$120 $59

Class teaches massage protocol for back, neck, and shoulders; must provide set of twin-sized sheets and pillowcase or rent them for $3

Up to 67% Off from Bartending College Online

Bartending College Online

On Location

$74.99 $25

Interactive online course instructs students in masterful barkeeping through self-paced video lessons, quizzes, and professional guidance

Up to 71% Off Nutrition Coach Certification

National Association for Fitness Certification

Online Deal

$349 $109

Online certification programs can be the first step towards becoming a professional nutritionist

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Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.

2150 John Glenn Dr
Concord,
CA
US

Each season, the gifted student thespians of Diablo Valley College dazzle audiences with moving productions of classic works and contemporary plays. Satisfy your dramatic hankerings with a trio of the 2011 to 2012 season's artfully staged offerings, starting with Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet , a moving tragedy inspired by the classic musical West Side Story (October 21–30). A striking, challenging contemporary piece, The Skriker fills the stage with magical realism, shape-shifting, and unearthly characters (February 3–12, 2012; restricted to adults 18 years and older). Diablo Valley's young stage stalkers also tackle Arthur Miller's The Crucible, a stirring depiction of the Salem witch hunts of the 17th century and a poignant allegory for the anticommunist hysteria of the 1950s, when Americans were required by law to consume at least three apple pies a day (March 23–31, 2012).

321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill,
CA
US

With five branches and over 80 franchised learning centers in the United States and Canada, JEI Learning Center has found international success, including an educational TV station, thanks to its model of self-paced learning.

Prospective students begin with a diagnostic test to determine their ability level, at which point they'll be placed in groups with a maximum ratio of five students to one instructor. Sessions are held weekly, one hour per subject––there are Common Core State Standards aligned with curriculums in math, language arts, reading, writing, and problem solving––with provided workbooks and daily homework exercises.

1850 Tice Valley Blvd
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

Technology literacy is essential, whether you're trying to find a job or correspond with your granddaughter via email. Thankfully, the experts at Tutors of Tech specialize in demystifying everyday gadgets and applications during group and private tutoring sessions at clients' homes or public locations with Internet access. Their instruction can cover email basics such as sending messages and uploading photos, as well as the fundamentals of tablets, smartphones, online shopping, and social networking.

1241 homestead ave suite 184
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

SF Mixology founder Shawn Refoua blended his experience as program director and a student of behavioral psychology into an academy that brings bartending methodology and cocktail mixology into the 21st century. With an eye toward libation history, the school's interactive classes range from basic and advanced mixology courses to in-depth lessons on specific liquors and the evolution of the cocktail through the 14 years of Prohibition and the decade when swizzle sticks were outlawed. Each class complements the goals of cocktail party hosts, as well as aspiring or continually learning bartenders, who can learn and practice essential behind-the-bar techniques while brushing up on flavor theory and emerging recipe methodologies. Held in a high-profile bar, the laid-back classes include plenty of sample sips and enthusiastic toasts to newfound friends.

2284 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley,
CA
US

Alameda Natural Grocery specializes in providing affordable natural and organic foods in a neighborhood-market environment. The store features a produce department that's 99% organic 100% of the time and 25% sentient 1% of the time, fresh dairy products, bountiful bulk buys, and a helpful staff that radiates healthy, edible vibes to nibble on while shopping. Pick a peck of non-pickled pleasantries such as stone fruits from Blossom Bluff Farms for $2.99 or an open pint of strawberries from Yerena Farms for $2.29. All-natural Brown Cow yogurts ($0.99 per cup) are on hand for later spoon feeding narrated by airplane sound effects, while Renew Life fish oils ($15.99–$23.99) are available in the supplements and personal-care departments for diving into the fast track toward improved health.

920 Allston Way
Berkeley,
CA
US