Longview Non-Credit

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Office Location


MCC-Longview
Business Building, Room 101
500 SW Longview Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081

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Phone: 816.604.2030

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These noncredit online classes offer flexibility and convenience. Classes run for six weeks, and consist of 12 lessons.

 
 

Find a class for fun or for your own enrichment


MCC-Longview's Community Education offers a wide variety of fun and educational classes for the everyone. All of our non-credit classes are open to students of all ages and academic levels.

Class schedules are published three times a year; in the Spring and Fall for non-credit classes and once in the summer for our College for Kids programs. It can be picked up at a number of locations around Lee's Summit and Eastern Jackson County. Download a copy of our brochure or explore our class offerings below.

Planning a destination event for family and friends? Check out our class that will help your trip be a memorable one for everyone involved. Will your trip involve communicating with non-English speakers? Try one of our foreign language classes, which are perfect for students with little or no prior knowledge of the language and focus on everyday conversations that might be encountered during travel.

Thinking of creating holiday gifts from the heart this year? We offer needlework classes such as sewing, cross-stitch, knitting and crochet. Our art classes are a perfect place to let your creative side shine. Make a personal gift that the recipient will treasure.

Need to enhance your career skills? Our technology classes can give you the proficiency to advance in your chosen career or gain skills to change careers. We also offer several Careers & Business classes that focus on finding your niche and succeeding in the workplace. Take charge of your future today!

 

Careers & Business

The Great Interview

Most people hate interviewing; however, if you understand the process, interviews don't have to be scary! Work Warrior's interview workshop teaches participants what the interviewer is thinking, what types of questions to expect, and how to handle even the trickiest of interview situations.

Instructor: Marianne Worthington
Location: MCC-Longview

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Date: Mon., Oct. 19
Date: Tues., Dec. 1
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24
Fee: $24


Be a Communication Rockstar!

We communicate with others every day. During this rockstar workshop we discuss appropriate and inappropriate work conversations along with email, phone and follow up etiquette. Communication is key when it comes to growing your professional career. This workshop gives you tools to make the most out of the many ways we can communicate.

Instructor: Marianne Worthington
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Thurs., Oct. 22
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Understanding Personalities in the Workplace

Can't we all just get along? When you understand the personalities of you, your coworkers and your clients, you are better able to communicate and get daily tasks done more efficiently. This workshop walks through different personalities found in the workplace and provides tools on how you can better communicate in the workplace!

Instructor: Marianne Worthington
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Tues., Oct. 20
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Encore Career Workshop: Directing a Purposeful Career Transition

Have you spent time asking yourself, “What’s next?” Or wondering what your strengths, values and career purpose might be? This two-session “Directing a Purposeful Career Transition” workshop is designed for “Boomers” seeking to identify answers to these questions. Through reflection, self-assessment and discussion you will develop new insight into yourself and explore possible career opportunities.

Instructor: Burke Maxted
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 2 Thurs
., Starts Sept.24
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $44

Language & Communication


Beginning Spanish – Level 1

The innovative program 10 Minutes a Day, is easy to use and will have you speaking Spanish immediately. Using labels, flash cards, games and more, you will learn more than 300 vocabulary words, including numbers, colors and verbs. This class is designed for those with no prior knowledge of Spanish.

Bring a 3-ring notebook and index cards.

Instructor: Karen Lange
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 6 Tues., Starts Sept. 15
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $110, includes book

Beginning Spanish – Level 2

Continuing with the program 10 Minutes a Day, you will practice more advanced communication skills encountered in typical day-to-day situations. We will also practice the most important words used by travelers such as introducing yourself, getting around the area and ordering food in a restaurant.

Prerequisite: Spanish – Level 1 or equivalent.

Instructor: Karen Lange
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 6 Tues., Starts Oct. 27
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $89, no book provided
Fee: $110, includes book


Sign Language I

Learn sign language to communicate with the hearing impaired. You will learn the manual alphabet, basic signs and some deaf culture. Emphasis is on individual application.

Instructor: Debra Swinger
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 6 Thurs., Starts Sept 10
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $69


Sign Language II

A continuation of our Sign Language I class to take your skills to the next level.

Prerequisite: Sign Language I or equivalent.

Instructor: Debra Swinger
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 5 Thurs., Starts Oct. 22
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $64


Italian for Travelers

Acquire the basic skills needed to speak, read, write and understand the Italian language with the 10 Minutes a Day series. This innovative program is easy to use and will have you speaking Italian immediately. Practice how to engage in everyday conversations from ordering at a restaurant to asking for directions. You will also be introduced to the Italian culture and customs.

Instructor: Lisa Power
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 8 Sat., Starts Sept. 12
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Fee: $124, includes book


Italian for Travelers II

Extend the lessons in the previous class by improving your accent and expanding your vocabulary through conversation.

Prerequisite: Italian for Travelers or equivalent.

Instructor: Lisa Power
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 6 Sat., Starts Nov. 7
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Fee: $94, no book provided
Fee: $124, includes book


Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

In recent years, more women have made it to the top of the executive suite. And, still, the percentages are not where they should be. More women need to develop the unique style to compete on a par with men for the top positions in industry. Master proven communication techniques to see your career soar. The proven techniques of vocal communication are available using the FULL VOICE™ Vocal Communication Method.

Instructor: Garrett Gardner
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Sat., Oct. 10
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fee: $99

Law & Finance


Basic Estate Planning and Wills

Determine the appropriate estate plan for you. Topics will include: the probate process, beneficiaries, executors and guardians, property titles, powers of attorney and non-probate transfers.

Instructor: Chinnery Law Office
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Tues., Sept. 22
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24


Living Trusts

How much do you know about trusts? Is a living trust right for you? We will discuss avoiding probate, managing your assets during incapacity, providing for beneficiaries, minimizing taxes and more.

Instructor: Chinnery Law Office
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Tues., Sept. 29
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24


Now You’re an Executor!

So, you’ve been asked to be the executor of someone’s will, but do you know what that entails? We’ll explain the duties, obligations and liabilities of an executor. This comprehensive overview of issues includes everything from commencing the probate process through the closing of the estate. This course is designed to address the concerns often experienced when people are faced with this seemingly overwhelming task.

Instructor: Chinnery Law Office
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Tues., Oct. 6
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24


Aging with Dignity: Exploring Long-Term Care

As medical science progresses and Baby Boomers age, there are an increasing number of people who will need long-term care services before they die. This class will cover the intricacies of what Medicare will pay, when Medicaid will pay, when private insurance is appropriate and all the other options people should consider when planning for their own care or the care of an aging family member. Long-term care does NOT have to be a nursing home. Know your choices, learn the costs and be prepared to age with dignity.

Instructor: Stana Martin
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Thurs., Oct. 15
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24


Planning for a Child with Special Needs

Parents of children with physical, mental or emotional disabilities devote countless hours to caring for their special needs. We want to help you understand the planning your child may need during all stages of life. We’ll cover Social Security, determining eligibility and why it’s important. Find out about a special needs trust and protecting assets for your children. Guardianship will be discussed, as well as the importance of creating a blueprint for providing care after parents are gone. We will review how planning for your child with special needs is different both legally and financially.

Instructor: Scott Adams, CFP
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Thurs., Sept. 15
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Accessing Public Records Using FOIA and the Sunshine Law

Citizens have a right to access public records, whether the records are held by the federal government or by state and local government.  The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows access to federal records.  The Missouri Sunshine Law allows access to records of the Missouri government as well as other governmental and public entities in the state.  Learn how to use these statutes to acquire public records of various types.

Instructor: Michael Dodig
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Tues., Oct. 27
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24


Six Steps to Help Secure Your Retirement

We all have goals in life: providing for our families, saving for our children’s or grandchildren’s education, retiring comfortably or leaving a legacy for future generations. For many of us, however, the most important goal is to enjoy a financially secure retirement. But there are always nagging questions:

  • Will I have enough money to do the things I want?
  • ­How can I tell whether I’m making progress toward my goals? And if I’m not, what can I do?
  • ­Am I compromising too much of my current lifestyle to save for the future?
  • ­Am I taking on too much risk?

This seminar addresses questions like these, and more, and suggests ideas to help you create a truly successful and secure retirement.

Instructor: Jon Garlow, Financial Advisor, Cooper Wealth Management Group
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Tues., Sept. 29
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24

Mind-Body Focus


Hatha Yoga with Meditation & Relaxation: Beginning and Intermediate

Increase your flexibility and decrease the stress in your life through yoga and relaxation. This class includes Hatha Yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga or exercise mat and block, as well as water.

Instructor: Jan Sumner
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 10 Mon., Starts Sept 14
Time: 6-7:15 p.m.
Fee: $84

CPR and First Aid

This comprehensive course covers adult CPR and first aid featuring hands-on practice and real-life scenarios. You will also receive training to use an Auto­mated External Defibrillator (AED) on a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. You will learn how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, as well as how to apply basic precautions to reduce the risk of disease transmission during and after providing care. Take-home materials will help you retain skills and serve as reference tools in an emergency. American Red Cross CPR certification is valid for two years following the class.

Instructor: Joe Gilman
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Sat., Sept. 12
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: $84, includes book


Tai Chi for Health

The gentle movements of Tai Chi have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression and to improve coordination and balance. The program helps improve flexibility and muscle strength, increase heart and lung activity, align posture and integrate the mind and body. Tai Chi creates a sense of well-being while facilitating mind-body awareness and reducing stress.

Instructor: Nina Chen
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 10 Fri., Starts Sept. 18
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $84


Tai Chi for Arthritis

This is an easy, effective and safe exercise program based on a form of Tai Chi and supported by the Arthritis Foundation. The program helps improve flexibility and muscle strength, increase heart and lung activity, align posture, improve balance and integrate the mind and body.

Instructor: Nina Chen
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 10 Mon., Starts Sept. 14
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $84


Acupressure for Couples

Acupressure is a beneficial mode of healing that relieves pain and stress by applying light to moderate pressure to acupuncture points using the fingers, palms, forearms or elbows. In this class for couples, you will learn the vital acupressure points of the human body to treat conditions such as sinusitis, allergies, back pain and repetitive motion injuries. Please wear comfortable clothes. This class is for couples only.

Instructor: James Womelduff
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Mon., Oct. 5
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $48 per couple


Reflexology for Couples

Reflexology focuses on reflex maps of points and areas of the body in the feet, hands and ears using unique micromovement techniques to create a response throughout the body. Join us as we journey into this art, how it works and formulas for dynamic results. Please wear comfortable clothes. This class is for couples only.

Instructor: James Womelduff
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Mon., Oct. 12
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $48 per couple


Massage: The Healing Power of Touch

Dr. Womelduff will discuss the different types of massage available. Techniques for common conditions such as fibromyalgia, lymphedema and chronic fatigue will also be included in this hands-on approach to healing. Please wear comfortable clothes. This class is for couples only.

Instructor: James Womelduff
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Mon., Oct. 19
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $48 per couple


Intuitive Eating

Amy Jo is a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach who encourages her clients to focus on lifestyle change and essential nutrition to achieve their goals and gain the self-love they have always desired. She focuses on how a person eats instead of what a person eats. Her clients learn lifestyle changes to deal with chronic pain and fatigue, in addition to working toward weight loss goals.

Our intuition is the second most powerful aspect of our body. The first is our health! You were born with the gift of a body, mind and spirit capable of amazing things. But when we're not eating what our body is asking for, we begin to feel sluggish, unmotivated, anxious or depressed. Our bodies know us better than we know ourselves. Learn how to achieve your wellness goals simply by listening to your intuition about what foods your body is craving. Amy Jo is a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach helping clients to achieve their wellness goals, lose weight, and gain the self-love they have always desired.

Instructor: Amy Jo
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Wed., Nov. 4
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24

Photography


Creatively Capturing the Moment

Starting with some basic concepts such as the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, we will explore depth of field, various lens types, composition techniques, an overview of Photoshop as an image editing tool and more. A major part of the class will be frequent shooting assignments. The final session will cover matting and framing, and allow you to mount your favorite image. SLR camera required.

Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 4 Thurs., Starts Sept. 10
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $69


Creatively Fine Tuning the Moment

This is a continuation of the Creatively Capturing the Moment class. We’ll have a more in-depth discussion about composition and technique, the use of flash and also experiment with studio lighting set-ups. Time will be given to discuss business opportunities using your photography skills. Prerequisite: Creatively Capturing the Moment class or instructor’s discretion.

Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 4 Thurs., Starts Oct. 8
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $69


Manipulating the Moment for Photoshop

Learn to use the powerful tools and capabilities of Photoshop. Topics discussed will include: tool usage, cropping, removing dust and scratches, adjusting colors, converting images to black and white, use of more than 100 filters and combinations, introduction to the powerful layers tool, adding text and more! We will also be learning Elements in Creative Cloud (any version). If you already use Photoshop, this class will fine-tune your skills and teach you new techniques. Bring a 2GB (or larger) USB flash drive to class. We also recommend that you bring your own laptop to class. You must own a version of Photoshop to get the most out of this class.

Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 3 Thurs., Starts Nov. 5
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69


Travel Photography

Going on a trip of a lifetime? Taking a weekend break at the lake? Whether you are in your own backyard or backpacking across Europe, a travel photography class can open up a whole new world to you. Which lenses do I take? What types of shots do I look for? People or things? We go over approach, equipment and technical tips in our journey through the quest to create the “postcard image.” Please bring your camera to class, whether it is a phone camera, point-and-shoot or SLR.

Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Thurs., Dec. 3
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39


Starting a Photography Business

You have a digital camera, and you know your pictures are better than your neighbor’s pictures on her wall. You have taken your own pictures for years – all your friends ask you to take theirs – why not start a business? Debra Lawrence, owner of Abundant Moments Photography, will instruct you step by step how to build your business the right way – from the bottom up. A good foundation has supported Debra’s successful, 16-year business. From naming your business and properly registering it to taxes and hiring employees, time management, pricing and props, we will cover it all.

Instructor: Debra Lawrence, Abundant Moments Photography
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Thurs., Dec. 10
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39


Introduction to Digital Photography

We will explore the common functions of a digital camera and how to use it; discuss the camera-computer relationship; and consider scanning, printing, image editing, and emailing. Bring your camera and instruction book to class.

Instructor: Mark Lozano
Location: MCC-Longview Campus
Dates: Mon. & Wed., Sept. 14 & 16
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $54


Organizing Photos on Your Computer

You have hundreds (maybe thousands!) of photos in your camera. What do you do with them? Let’s talk about the basic work flow from shooting your photos to downloading and organizing them. You’ll learn how to organize photo files on your computer, how to edit and delete (separating the good from the bad), how to name them for easy access and how to create folders for storage. Your life just got easier!

Instructor: Mark Lozano
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: Mon. & Wed., Nov. 16 & 18
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $54

Plumbing 101

You can learn to tackle those pesky plumbing issues in your home! Dripping faucets or leaking toilets making you crazy? Learn how to fix that. Need to install a new toilet or garbage disposal? Master the method. Build on your existing skills or develop new ones in these classes designed to help you improve your home sweet home and save money doing it.

Toilet and Sink Installation and Maintenance

Are your bathroom fixtures in need of major updating? Say goodbye to that water-wasting toilet and learn to install a newer, more efficient one. Upgrade the look of your bathroom with a more fashionable sink. Learn to install and maintain these two important fixtures to make your bathroom not only beautiful, but more efficient as well.

Instructor: Bruce Harden, Platinum Professional Group Plumbing
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Thurs., Oct. 8
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Faucet and Sink Installation & Replacement

Sinks and faucets do a lot of the dirty work in our kitchens and baths, and can start to look a little wear-worn after time. Replacing them with updated models can change the look of your space and make your work easier.

Instructor: Bruce Harden, Platinum Professional Group Plumbing
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Thurs., Oct. 15
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24

Recreation & Creative Expression


Salsa Sizzle!

Salsa is one of the most popular dances today—with lots of places to dance it locally! Whether you want to start hitting the salsa clubs, or just want a fun way to exercise, this class will get you moving! We will focus on beginning steps, leading and following, and basic technique.

Instructor: Kate Hagedorn
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 6 Tues., Starts Oct 6
Time: 6-6:45 p.m.
Fee: $64


West Coast Swing

Swing is a great dance to learn, no matter what type of music you like—big band, classic rock, country, blues and more. Learn turns and tricks to show off on that cruise, wedding or nightclub dance floor with versatile swing dancing! Participants must wear clean, dry, smooth leather soles.

Instructor: Kate Hagedorn
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 6 Tues., Starts Oct 6
Time: 7-7:45 p.m.
Fee: $64


Ballroom Basics

If a wedding is in your future or a cruise is on your horizon, you’ll want to join this class! We’ll introduce the Waltz, Rumba, and Tango—so you’ll be prepared for whatever opportunities come your way. If you’re a bride or groom, a member of the wedding party or a parent of one of the lucky honorees, you’ll

be front and center on the dance floor. As a guest, you can impress the crowd with your ability! And, if you’re cruising, knowing how to ballroom dance is a must! Or … if you just want to learn the basics of these three popular dances, you’re welcome, too.

Instructor: Karen House
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 8 Wed., Starts Sept 16
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $64


Golf

Let’s start with the basics! Most of the course will concentrate on swing instruction—from set-up (grip, alignment and posture) to follow-through. Basic chipping techniques, personal swing analysis, drills and correcting problems will be included. We’ll offer tips on how to increase your enjoyment of the game. You are responsible for golf balls for the driving range. Clubs are available at no charge.

Instructor: Don Gibbs
Location: Family Golf Park, 1501 NE 40 Hwy., Blue Springs
Dates: 7 Tues., Starts Sept. 1
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $74


Beginning Guitar Instruction

If you have ever wanted to learn to play guitar, this is your opportunity! We will begin with getting acquainted with the parts of the guitar and learning the names of strings and frets. You will learn basic music skills, but you will not be expected to read music. We will work on drills and scales, chords and rhythms. At the end of the course, you will apply chords to songs, and you may provide a song of your own. This beginning course will provide a foundation for further study of the guitar. Bring your acoustic guitar and prepare to enjoy the experience. Ages 12 & up!

Instructor: Vance Brison
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 8 Wed., Starts Sept. 16
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $109


Expressive Acrylic Painting

Give life to your paintings while developing your own unique style. You will learn techniques that will provide you with the tools needed to create a painting of your own. Unleash the artist within and discover, through painting, the creative process that will arise. Both beginner and experienced painters will learn basic painting skills along with some new and innovative skills. More importantly, you will learn to let go and allow the artistic and creative process come forth naturally. Come with an open heart and mind to express yourself through painting! A materials list will be provided.

Instructor: Tina Amaro
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 5 Tues., Starts Sept. 15
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $69


Basic Drawing

Even with no artistic experience, you can develop a new skill and a new way of seeing the world. This is your opportunity to explore drawing in a non-threatening environment taught by a professional art instructor. Each session includes discussion about the classic tradition in drawing, the power and characteristics of the elements of art (line, shape, value and color) and the language of art. Technique/practice time allows for experimenting with various materials, studies/gesture/contour drawing and two- and three-dimensional representation. A materials list will be provided.

Instructor: JoAnn Gloor
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 6 Tues., Starts Sept. 8
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $69


The Human Figure Throughout the History of Art

Join us as we discuss how visual arts reflect social, political, economic and religious trends of their time. With societal changes we see changes in the human figure as represented in art. We’ll give you the tools to learn the language, fundamentals and history of art. It’s not just about making, but looking at and experiencing art. A visit to the Nelson-Atkins Museum will be scheduled.

Instructor: JoAnn Gloor
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 5 Wed., Starts Sept. 16
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $69


Beginning Watercolor

You will be introduced to basic materials and learn different techniques that make watercolor such a versatile medium. Experiment with techniques such as washes, various wet and dry brush methods, color layering and blending. Color theory and composition will be included. No previous painting or drawing experience is required. This class is perfect for beginners. A materials list will be provided.

Instructor: Amy Jo
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 6 Thurs., Starts Oct 15
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $84


Soul Paint

Everyone possesses the seeds of creativity. Step away from the outside world of stress and into a world of peace, joy and acceptance through painting! This class is not one that teaches you how to paint an object in front of you, but rather teaches you to connect to your inner self and unlock your heart for self-expression. Learn to free yourself of doubt, stress and judgment and harness the beauty of your own unique, creative style. We’ll explore mixed-media and acrylic painting while learning new techniques along the way! A materials list will be provided.

Instructor: Amy Jo
Location: MCC-Longview

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Section B:
Dates: 5 Tuesdays
Starts Oct. 13
Dates: 5 Wednesdays
Starts Nov. 11
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $79
Fee: $79


Sew a T-Shirt Quilt

Want a special gift for a graduate, friend or family member? If you have 6 to 24 t-shirts, you can design and make a keepsake quilt for someone to cherish. You will cut the t-shirts to make the blocks in the first session. In the second session, you will sew the blocks together to form the quilt top. The completed quilt top can either be hand tied or machine quilted. You must supply your own t-shirts. This project requires you to spend extra time working on your quilt outside the class time. Anticipate spending 6 to 10 hours preparing your quilt blocks before coming to the second class session.

Instructor: Judy Foglio
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 3 Mon., Starts Sept 28
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $54


Basic Sewing

Do you have a sewing machine but don't know how to use it? Basic sewing is for you.  We will start with the basics and throughout the 4 sessions you will learn how to use your machine, perform basic clothing/sewing repairs and sew simple patterns. A supply list will be provided. **You must bring your own machine. 

Instructor: Courtney HillA
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 4 Thurs., Starts Oct 1
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69


Beginning Cross-stitch

Learn the steps to creating beautiful needlepoint cross-stitches.  After this class you will have the basic knowledge and hands on experience to create breathtaking cross-stitches and other basic hand embroidery techniques.  

Instructor: Courtney Hill
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 2 Thurs., Starts Sept. 17
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $54

Sticks and Strings

Are you interested in knitting or crochet?  Join us for an evening of learning, exploration and crafting with yarn, hooks or knitting needles.  All levels welcome.  Bring what you are working on, what you would like to work on or just your curiosity and ambition to learn! Basic instruction in both knit and crochet will be offered as well as help with the techniques you are currently exploring.  This would be a project based course where you will be working toward learning for the first time or improving your skills. Work at your own pace! A materials list will be provided at the first class.  

Instructor: Karen Neal
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 8 Tues., Starts Sept. 22
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


Jane Austen in the 21st Century

Take a fresh look at Jane Austen novels. Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club, notes that Austen is one of the small group of writers able to "occupy the rare intersection of academic and popular culture." In this course, we will read and discuss several of Austen's novels. We'll look at how they fit into their own historical period as well as how they relate to our modern lives. In addition to discussing Austen novels, we will examine contemporary interpretations of her works such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Instructor: Jennifer Frangos
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 6 Thurs., Starts Oct 1
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $69

Special Interest


Pet First Aid

Your pet is a cherished member of the family and relies on you to provide care and protection. What will you do if an emergency occurs? Pet First Aid, an American Red Cross course, presents symptoms and care for ailments and emergencies, instructions for creating a pet first-aid kit and tips for maintaining your pet’s health and well-being. You will receive a book with DVD and a student first-aid kit for use in class. You will practice on dog or cat mannequins (specify dog or cat when enrolling) and receive practical pet health tips and lifetime American Red Cross certification.

Instructor: Joe Gilman
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Sat., Sept. 26
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fee: $84 includes book


Babysitter Training

Ages 11-15

The best babysitters are those who are well trained. This course, offered in partnership with the American Red Cross, focuses on safety: general guidelines, safe play, basic care, first aid and infant/child CPR. It also teaches leadership and professionalism to help you make good decisions. Whether you have experience as a babysitter or just want to be trained for this important job, you will receive valuable information and hands-on training in this workshop. A book and CD-ROM are included.

Instructor: Joe Gilman
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Sat., Oct. 10
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: $109


Plan a Destination Event without Losing Your Family, Friends or Sanity

What happens when you wake up with the bright idea of going somewhere and inviting others along? Learn how to plan a domestic or overseas trip with family and/or friends via the Progress Report method.  Class includes virtual planning of an event such as a vacation, reunion, birthday bash or destination wedding.

  • Who to invite, where and when to go, types of group trips, getting started, doing research and managing the group with Progress Reports.

  • Purpose of trip/event, suggested itinerary, estimated budget, descriptive highlights, mailing lists, call to action, how travelers get to know each other.

  • Flight schedule, travel times, accommodations, what to expect, helpful foreign phrases, what to bring, pre-trip swag bag.
     
  • During and after the trip: managing expectations, organization, what you should bring, setting tasks, memorable moments, post trip evaluation.


There’s no way to totally eliminate the stress of planning a trip, but our tips will make it much easier!

Instructor: Debra Nickelson
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 4 Tues., Starts Oct. 6
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $59

Technology


Computer Essentials – Just the Basics

If you have never worked with computers or are a very new user, join us for this easy-paced introductory class. We will cover the basics of using the mouse, opening and using programs, saving and printing your documents and survival skills for the new computer user.

Instructor: Cat Garrett
Location: MCC-Longview

Section A:
Section B:
Dates: 2 Mon. & 2 Wed.
Starts Sept. 21
Dates: 2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursday
Starts Oct. 13
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $90, includes study guide
Fee: $90, includes study guide

Introduction to MS-Office 2013

MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint are the most commonly used computer applications today. Learn to create, format, enhance, save and print your documents, spreadsheets and presentations using Microsoft Office 2013.

Prerequisite: Keyboard and mouse skills.

Instructor: Teresa Wedel
Location: MCC-Longview

Section A:
Section B:
Dates: 2 Tues. & 1 Thurs
Starts Sept. 15
Dates: 2 Tuesdays & 1 Thursday
Starts Nov. 3
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $90, includes study guide
Fee: $90, includes study guide

Introduction to MS-Word 2013

Learn the basics of this user-friendly word processing package for computers. You will focus on the menu system and tool bar, as well as create and edit documents.

Prerequisite: Keyboard and mouse skills.

Instructor: Teresa Wedel
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 2 Tues. & 1 Thurs., Starts Sept 29              
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.                 
Fee: $90, includes study guide


Introduction to MS-Excel 2013

Discover the basic functions and features of this powerful spreadsheet program. Learn the Excel menu system and toolbars, how to enter and edit data, enter a formula into a worksheet and adjust column widths.

Prerequisite: Basic keyboard /mouse skills.

Instructor: Teresa Wedel
Location: MCC-Longview

Section A:
Section B:
Dates: 2 Wed. & 1 Mon.
Starts Oct. 7
Dates: 2 Tues. & 1 Thurs.
Starts Dec. 1
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $90, includes study guide
Fee: $90, includes study guide

Intermediate MS-Excel 2013

Gain stronger proficiency with additional features and functions in Excel. You will focus on tables, how to adjust row heights, add borders and shading to a worksheet, and how to improve output.
Prerequisite: Introduction to MS-Excel or Introduction to MS-Office 2013.

Instructor: Teresa Wedel
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: 1 Mon. & 2 Wed., Starts Oct. 21
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $90, includes study guide


Outlook 2013 for Beginners

Come and learn about one of the world’s most popular email programs!  In this demo-only class, you will see how to create and send messages, review received messages, work with attachments, make and use folders (and learn why you would want to!), and other fundamentals.  Students will also receive a handy how-to guide to keep and take home.

Instructor: Cat Garrett
Location: MCC-Longview
Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Nov. 3 & 5
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $54, includes study guide


Cutting the Cord: TV Without Cable or Satellite

Tired of paying an arm and a leg for cable or satellite? This is the year to save on your TV bills by cutting the cord. We’ll look at how to “cut the fluff” and only pay for the programming you actually watch. We’ll address how to save on your phone bill, what to look for in Internet plans, what subscriptions to sign up for and what equipment you will need to cut the cord.

Instructor: Adam Burns
Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Tues., Oct. 13
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24


Get the Most from Your iPad

Join your instructor, Adam Burns, for an exploration of your iPad’s many features. We’ll cover browsing the web; viewing your photos (via albums, events, faces or places); e-mail; watching movies, Netflix; or TV; playing music; reading and buying books; using Google maps; editing your calendar; syncing with your computer and much more! Also, learn how to install additional free and iPad-specific applications via Apple’s App Store. Bring your iPad to class.

Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Tues., Oct. 20
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39


Drone Technology: Build and Learn to Fly Your Own Drone

Drones - unmanned aircraft - are on the forefront of technology, and you can be a part of it at MCC-Longview. In our Drone Technology class, students will build their own drone and learn the basics of flying it in a one-day session. The class will cover topics such as FAA policies, insurance and privacy concerns, as well as basics of routine drone maintenance. Learn about commercial use applications and the job opportunities that are arising in the field. Class participants will receive indoor, hands-on flight practice and computer simulation training. Upon class completion, each student will take home the drone he or she builds in class, a GoPro Hero 3+ camera, flight simulator software and a certification of completion in training on commercial drone technology.

Instructor Chris Sealey is an IT professional with more than 25 years of software development experience and more than 10 years of experience in building, maintaining, flying and operating remote-control aircraft.

Location: MCC-Longview
Date: Sunday, Sept.27
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $1950 (includes drone, GoPro Hero 3+ camera & flight simulator software)

 

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