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

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Phone: 816.604.2030

Office Hours


Ed 2 Go

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


MCC-Longview's Community Education offers a wide variety of fun and educational classes for everyone.

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 Spring 2017 brochure.

ARTS & CRAFTS
Embrace creativity

Basic Drawing
Are you tired of living on the left side of your brain? Even with no artistic experience, you can develop new skills and a new way of seeing the world. Learn the fundamental concepts in drawing, such as perspective, line and contour drawing and value (light and shadow). This is your opportunity to explore a skill in a non-threatening environment taught by a professional art instructor. A materials list will be provided.
Instructor: Angela Corbin-Blevins
Dates: 5 Mondays., Starts March 20
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $79

Advanced Drawing
Don't put your pencil down after Basic Drawing - take those skills further in this advanced class. You will learn techniques such as one- and two-point perspective, portraiture and figure drawing, advanced shading and composition, and deeper study in color theory. Strength your skills and gain self-confidence in your artistic ability. A materials list will be provided. Prerequisite: Basic Drawing or instructor permission.
Instructor: Angela Corbin-Blevins
Dates: 4 Mondays., Starts April 24
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $79

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
Dates: 5 Tuesdays., Starts February 7
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
Dates: 4 Thursdays., Starts March 2
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $84

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 begin to sew the blocks together to form the quilt top. The completed quilt top will be ready to be either hand tied or machine quilted (outside of class). 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. Please bring your own machine - there are limited machines available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Instructor: Judy Foglio
Dates: 3 Mondays, Starts February 13
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $54

Beginning 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 Hill
Dates: 5 Thursdays, Starts February 9
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $84

Intermediate Sewing
If you know the basics of sewing and want to further your skills, then intermediate sewing is for you. We will be learning more advanced techniques like gathering, pleating and more, and completing several projects. This is a great next step if you've taken the basic sewing class. Please bring your own machine - there are limited machines available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Instructor: Courtney Hill
Dates: 4 Thursdays, Starts March 23
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $79

Oil and Acrylic Painting
Paint like the artist you’ve always dreamed of being. Whether a beginner or an advanced painter, you will learn techniques to enrich your painting experience. You’ll learn tips about using light source, shadows and glazing that will help you form your own personal style. Enjoy the process and join the fun. Let the artist in you arise! A materials list will be provided.
Instructor: Julie Skinner
Dates: 5 Tuesdays, Starts February 7
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $84


CAREERS & BUSINESS
Kick-start your career or discover a new passion

How to Have Credibility at a Moment's Notice
Are you one of the few people who possess that unique style, charisma, chutzpah and flare for the dramatic? No? Learn how to get people to listen to you, take you seriously and take appropriate action. You can say what you have to say well, whenever you have to: on the phone, one-to-one and in group situations. Don't miss this workshop!
Instructor: Garrett Gardner, founder and president of FULL VOICE™
Date: Saturday, April 8
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fee: $99

Accounting Fundamentals – online class
Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you.
New sessions start monthly
Fee: $105
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed

Medical Terminologyonline class
Prepare for a career in the health services industry by learning medical terminology in a memorable and enjoyable fashion.
New sessions start monthly
Fee - $99
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed

 
A to Z Grant Writing online class
Learn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grant writing campaigns, and prepare proposals.
New sessions start monthly
Fee - $105
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed

 
Project Management Fundamentals online class
Gain the skills you'll need to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management. You'll become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project.
New sessions start monthly
Fee - $105
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed

 
Explore a Career in Medical Codingonline class
Learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-10-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure.
New sessions start monthly
Fee - $105
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed

 
Fundamentals of Supervision and Managementonline class
Learn the people skills required to motivate and delegate, and learn tools for solving problems and resolving conflicts.
New sessions start monthly
Fee - $99
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed


COLLEGE FOR KIDS
Battle midweek boredom on Laker Wednesdays

Anime Drawing
Explore the world of Anime with Young Rembrandts®! Learn all about the Anime cartoon style and create your very own Anime characters. We will learn to draw a variety of facial expressions, actions and movement to bring life to our characters. Each child will complete several drawings in each class and ultimately create a comic book scene in the Anime style. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to produce wonderful artwork! All materials are provided. (Ages 6-12)
Instructor: Young Rembrandts® Staff
Dates 5 Wednesdays, Starts March 22
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Fee: $80


Kings and Queens of the Castle

Travel back in time to the Middle Ages for our medieval drawing class. From knights in shining armor to elegantly dressed maidens, your child will learn how to draw the figure – a worthy challenge. Not only will they learn how to illustrate period-specific characters and scenes, but they will also strengthen their drawing skills and experiment with color application techniques. Come draw with us! All materials are provided. (Ages 6-12)
Instructor: Young Rembrandts® Staff
5 Wednesdays, Starts March 22
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Fee: $80


Mad Science: Inventive Investigation
Are you curious about the world around you? Investigate your surroundings – from the natural world to man-made machines – in this Mad Science class. Enter the realm of insects to learn about how they survive in the world and are helpful to our environment. We'll take a look at the science of earthquakes and weather in and introductory program on earth science. Move toward man-made science when we learn about different types of machines that make our lives easier. Take a seat in the director's chair to discover why science is the real star on the big screen when we learn about special effects and 3-D images.
Instructor: Mad Science
Dates: 5 Wednesdays, Starts March 22
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Fee: $80

 
Checkmate Challenge Lego Camp – during Lee's Summit School District Spring Break
Strategy and tactical maneuvering are at the heart of playing chess. The Kansas City Chess Club certified staff will build those skills as well as showing kids basic engineering skills in building Lego® chess sets. There will be medals, chess books prizes and a Chess Camp t-shirt for all players! Fun for both girls and boys, all skill levels welcome. Boy Scouts can earn their Chess merit badge and Cub Scouts can earn their belt loop and pin while having fun! Ages 5-16
Instructor: Kansas City Chess Club
Dates: Monday-Thursday, March 20-23
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Fee: $140

 

COLLEGE PREP
Online or on-campus, the road to college success begins here

S.C.O.P.E. (Southland Center Opportunities for Preparation and Excellence)
Need to boost your placement test scores? Enroll in this program to review basic skills in reading, writing mathematics, science and history. Classes offer individual and group instruction by teachers who are committed to student success. Be ready for what the future has in store for you! Classes are held on the MCC-Longview Campus at the Southland Center. Call Keith Kaster at 816-604-2254 for more information. Ages 17 and up.
Instructor: coordinated through Independence School District
Classes are free


English as a Second Language (ESL)
More than 75 different language are represented in the local area. These free English classes, provided by the Independence School District, offer low, intermediate and high levels of English instruction to students who have come to the United States as immigrants and/or refugees. By learning English, adult students can increase job opportunities and advancement; obtain High School Equivalency credentials and/or prepare for college; become a United States citizen; and improve communication with your children, neighbors, friends and the community. Call 816.604.2041 for more information.
Instructor: coordinated through Independence School District
Classes are free

SAT/ACT Prep Series – online class
Making the decision to attend college is probably one of the most important decisions you'll ever make, and your performance on college entrance exams is instrumental in determining your college choice. Universities and colleges throughout the U.S. require applicants to take the SAT or ACT as part of their evaluation package. This series will prepare you for both tests. This series will prepare you to excel in all sections of the undergraduate college entrance exams and provide you with the means to achieve your best potential score!
New sessions start monthly
Fee: $174
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed

Easy English 1 - online class
In this easy and fun course, you'll learn the basic English skills you need for real-life activities including shopping, job-hunting and handling medical emergencies.
New sessions start monthly
Fee: $99
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed


Home & Garden
Let us help you make your home comfortable and cozy.

Urban Chickens!
Discover the joys and benefits of backyard chicken keeping in this educational workshop. We'll cover fundamentals like different breeds, what to look for in a coop, care for your backyard flock, how to raise baby chicks, health issues, city regulations and the thrill of bringing fresh eggs to your table.
Instructor: Jim Smith
Date: Wednesday, March 29
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $29

Basic Plumbing
Minor plumbing problems can be exasperating. Learn to do repairs yourself, and save both time and money. We will take a faucet apart and change washers, learn how to repair a washerless faucet, replace a toilet tank ball and ballcock, and more.
Instructor: Bruce Harden, Platinum Professional Group Plumbing
Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24

Home Inspection: A Buyer's Best Protection
All homes have problems of some sort. The critical question is how serious are those problems? You'll learn common "red flags" in a house's structural and mechanical systems and components, many of which are highly visible to the average person if you simply know what to look for and where to look. You'll also learn how to get further help or negotiate repairs with the seller, if a defect is significant.
Instructor: Dan Bowers
Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $24

Mold and Moisture in the Home
Homeowners have been exposed to unwanted moisture intrusion and mold from many sources for years. In the past, homeowners simply repaired the leak, washed off the mod and went on with their life. In the past two years, new types of ;mold have proved to pose a serious health and financial hazard to many people. This class will focus on what a homeowner needs to know about mold to protect themselves and their family from this environmental and legal hazard.
Instructor: Dan Bowers
Date: Wednesday, March 15
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $24


How to Save $$ Buying a Home
This class will inform you about the 13 steps you need to know to negotiate the lowest possible price on the next home you buy. Discover what the lenders and realtors don't usually discuss, and learn how to avoid those costly mistakes. 
Instructor: Dan Bowers
Date: Tuesday, April 4
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $24


Homebuilding 101: Dealing with New Construction Defects
With the current lowered interest rates and increased building activity, there is a serious shortage of competent tradesmen to build new homes. Come learn what to look for when buying or building a new home and how to correct the most common defects.
Instructor: Dan Bowers
Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $24 

KANSAS CITY HISTORY
Surprising facts about this place we call home

Presenter Terrence O'Malley is a Kansas City native and popular speaker who is well known for his books and documentary films about Kansas City history. His films have been featured on the Documentary Channel, and in 2007 the City of Kansas City honored Mr. O'Malley with a Proclamation for his documentation of important Kansas City history. In 2013, KC Magazine named Terence O'Malley as one of the 100 most influential people in Kansas City.

Shooting Back in Time: The Union Station Massacre
Pretty Boy Floyd hardly knew the criminal he was trying to liberate from lawmen that fateful morning in June of 1933 when he and a couple of associates perpetrated a wholesale slaughter outside the Kansas City Union Station. The carnage shocked the nation and gave rise to the formation of the modern FBI as we know it today. Prior to that time, the agency did not have the resources to enforce laws that they do now. Mr. O'Malley provides the backdrop preceding the firestorm, explains the role KC's mob played in facilitating the actions and gives a full accounting of the players involved in the Massacre. If you've ever wondered about the true story behind those bullet holes at Union Station, this presentation provides the answers.
Date: Monday, March 20
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $19


Nelly Don: A Stitch in Time
When you think about June Cleaver and her fashion choices, you should think Nelly Don. This fascinating woman is generally credited with having invented the housedress. From 1916 to 1978, Nelly Don produced 75 million dresses, making her the largest dress manufacturer of the 20th century. During her peak years, every fifteen seconds a woman somewhere in the world purchased a Nelly Don. Discover the story of this young woman of Irish heritage who started a dress making empire from her living room. Learn about her ties to Kansas City history and how she empowered women in the workplace. Her legacy is her fashion famous for quality, flair and affordability. Nelly Don: Just Try One On!
Date: Monday, March 27
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $19


Black Hand Strawman: The History of Organized Crime in Kansas City
Unbeknownst to many, Kansas City had one of the most effective organized crime systems in the United States. Terence O'Malley explores the deeply rooted Sicilian customs of the Black Hand that gripped KC's Little Italy until Prohibition, when sugarhouses for boozemaking sprung up and forced rival factions to join together and form a cohesive criminal unit. Thereafter Kansas City's Mob joined forces with Tom Pendergast's political Machine under whose sponsorship Harry Truman became president. Even after the Pendergast political Machine collapsed in 1939, the Mafia flourished in Kansas, drawing unwanted national attention many times. The Outfit (as KC's Mafia was called) reached its zenith in the late 1970s and early 1980s as it controlled the skim from casinos in Las Vegas.
Date: Monday, April 3
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $19


Tom & Harry: The Boss and the President
Terence O'Malley presents the complex relationship between Harry Truman and Tom Pendergast, boss of the powerful political Machine that controlled Kansas City politics in the 1920s and 1930s. Mr. O'Malley goes in-depth into the history of Truman's participation in the crime ridden political Machine. Truman never apologized for his association with the Machine, which catapulted him onto the national stage as a U.S. Senator from Missouri in 1934. In 1940, Truman was facing likely defeat when Pendergast was serving time at the U.S. Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Ks. For those interested in what Pendergast and his Machine were truly all about and how Truman's participation benefited the Machine, this is a wonderfully insightful and entertaining
Date: Monday, April 10
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $19

Fee for individual Kansas City History presentations is $19 each, or enjoy all four for $59

 

LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION
Communicate with people near and far.

Books for all language classes can be purchased from the MCC-Longview campus bookstore. Call 816.604.2189 for information.


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
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, Starts Jan. 31
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $79


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
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, Starts March 21
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $74

Speed Spanish - online class
Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you'll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time.
New sessions start monthly.
Fee: $99
Enroll online at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed


Beginning Sign Language
This introductory course is for those with little or no sign language experience. Learn the basics of the manual alphabet and conversation. Practice both receptive and expressive skills, and learn about deaf culture.
Instructor: Debra Swinger
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, Starts Jan. 31
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $107, includes book


Continuing Sign Language
This course continues building upon the foundation of Sign Language, learned in the Beginning Sign Language course.
Prerequisite: Sign Language I or equivalent.
Instructor: Debra Swinger
Dates: 6 Tuesdays., Starts March 21
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $89


Italian for Travelers I
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
Dates: 8 Saturdays, Starts Feb. 4
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Fee: $104


Beginning 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
Dates: 6 Saturdays, Starts April 8
Time: 9-11 a.m.
(Note: no class the week of Spring Break, March 13-18)
Fee: $89


Beginning Japanese
This course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language. Learn vocabulary words to introduce yourself. Practice useful conversational phrases for having a brief conversation and traveling in Japan. We'll practice drills and dialogue, do interactive exercises and gain cultural knowledge.
Instructor: Eriko Otsuka Wehmeyer
Dates: 6 Thursdays, Starts Feb. 2
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


Japanese for Travelers
If you're planning a Japanese adventure, being familiar with the language and customs will make your trip a memorable one. You will learn basic phrases for greeting, ordering food, shopping and traveling around the beautiful island of Japan. Explore Japanese culture and customs so you can interact with those you encounter on your visit. Discover the rhythm of this melodic language spoken by nearly 130 million people around the world. (No textbook required for this class.) Prerequisite: Beginning Japanese or equivalent.
Instructor: Eriko Otsuka Wehmeyer
Dates: 6 Thursdays, Starts March 23
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


How to Have Credibility at a Moment's Notice
Are you one of the few people who possess that unique style, charisma, chutzpah and flare for the dramatic? No? Learn how to get people to listen to you, take you seriously and take appropriate action. you can say what you have to say well, whenever you have to: on the phone, one-to-one and in group situations. Don't miss this workshop!
Instructor: Garrett Gardner, founder and president of FULL VOICE™
Date: Sat., April 8
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fee: $99


Blogging 101
Have you ever wanted to share your world with others and maybe even generate some income? Blogging isn't just for writing your thoughts anymore. Teach others how to craft, start a lifestyle blog, show off your artistic talent, share recipes – the possibilities are endless! You'll learn how to design your blog from scratch, create posts and pages and learn ways to generate income all on the web! Please come to class with a domain name or blog name in mind.
Instructor: Amy Jo
Dates 3 Mondays & 3 Wednesdays, Starts Feb. 13
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $69

Intermediate Blogging
Are you a blogger ready to grow your traffic and boost your visibility? Now is the time! Come learn how to use the social media platforms to your blog's advantage, create raving fans and build a following! We'll discuss crafting the "perfect post," why some blogs do better than others and how to make sure your blog is Google's best friend. Prerequisite: Blogging 101 or have an existing blog.
Instructor: Amy Jo
Dates 3 Mondays & 3 Wednesdays, Starts March 20
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $69

LAW & FINANCE
Navigate life's tough issues with timely information


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
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21
Time: 7:30-9:30 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
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 28
Time: 7:30-9:30 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
Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


ABCs of Medicare Insurance
Master the alphabet soup of Medicare insurance. There are many options from which to choose, but the process can be confusing. If all the letters and acronyms you see have your head spinning, this class is for you. You will learn about the different parts of Medicare, supplement plans and the difference between PPOs and HMOs. No specific plans will be shared; this class is for educational purposes only.
Instructor: Jeffrey David
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 7
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Health Insurance Made Easy
Are you still left wondering what the "Affordable" Care Act is and how it applies to you? If you need insurance, but the premiums are out of reach, the information you'll take away from this class will empower you to make your own health care decisions.
Instructor: Jeffrey David
Date: Thursday, Feb. 9
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Life After Work: Thrive, Not Survive!
In fewer than three hours, you can have the keys to a successful "life after work" - the great vacation years. Whether you are planning for yourself or helping your parents, you will walk away with strategies to thrive in these years. Topics:

  • Customizing to Have Control over Decisions and Assets (Estate Planning)
  • Creating Choices for Care (Medical and Long-Term Care)
  • Maximizing Your Retirement Income (Financial Planning)

Multiple Presenters
Date: Saturday, April 1
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Fee: $29


Strategies for Successful Retirement
Whether you are nearing retirement, already retired or just beginning to develop a retirement plan, this informational seminar will enable you to focus on strategies to prepare for a comfortable retirement. Retirement planning is for everyone and it is never too late - or too early - to begin.
Instructor: Rob Overton
Dates: 3 Thursdays, Starts Jan. 19
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Fee: $59/single (includes workbook), $79/couple (one workbook)
(Fee includes optional private consultation.)

 

Mind-Body Focus
Bring mind and body together for helpful wellness information

 Hatha Yoga with Meditation & Relaxation
Increase your flexibility and decrease the stress in your life through yoga and relaxation. This class, for both beginning and intermediate skill levels, 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: Kristin Gideon
Dates: 12 Mondays, Starts Jan. 30
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
Date: Saturday, March 25
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: $84, includes book


Introduction to Essential Oils
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years—learn why they’re still useful today. We’ll cover household and personal uses of essential oils. Learn how to use oils aromatically, topically and internally, and when to use them each way responsibly. Take home some “recipes” for household cleaners and basic holistic uses of essential oils.
Instructor: Amy Jo
Date: Monday, March 6
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39


Tai Chi for Arthritis
This evidence-based program supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arthritis Foundation can improve balance, flexibility, coordination, and muscle strength, ease pain and stiffness, and reduce the risk of falls. It is an easy, safe and effective exercise program. Almost anyone with or without arthritis, and with almost any physical condition, can learn this program to improve health and quality of life.
Instructor: Nina Chen

Section A: Section B:

6 Mondays, Starts Feb. 6
(Note: No class March 13 due to Spring Break)

6 Mondays, Starts March 27
3-4 p.m. 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $56 Fee: $56


Tai Chi for Energy
Would you like to learn Tai Chi that helps relax, refresh and revitalize you? Tai Chi for Energy combines faster movements from Chen Style with slow movements from Sun Style. It helps improve health, wellness, internal energy and ability to manage stress. Tai Chi for Energy is appropriate for beginners but also provides challenge for continuing Tai Chi practitioners.
Instructor: Nina Chen

Section A: Section B:
6 Fridays, Starts Feb. 3 6 Fridays, Starts March 24
3-4 p.m. 3-4 p.m.
Fee: $56 Fee: $56


Yoga for the Absolute Beginner
Give yourself some love this Valentine's Day and begin a practice that will love you back. Join others who are curious about the practice of yoga as we discover breathing techniques, alignment skills and basic postures that will awaken strength, increase flexibility and energize anyone of any age!
Instructor: Katie Hagedorn
Dates: 10 Tuesdays & 10 Thursdays, Starts Feb. 14
Time: 11 a.m.-noon
Fee: $89


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
Date: Monday, March 20
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
Date: Monday, March 27
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $48 per couple


Massage: The Healing Power of Touch

Learn massage techniques from a chiropractor's perspective. Dr. James Womelduff, a chiropractic physician with 20 years of experience 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
Date: Monday, April 3
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $48 per couple


Introduction to Mindfulness
Most of us deal with a high level of stress and anxiety everyday. This impacts our mental, physical, emotional and social well-being and holds us back from becoming the best versions of ourselves. One way to manage stress is by implementing mindful practices. This class will provide you an introduction to mindfulness, including the science behind how the brain works, research about how you can retrain your thought processes and micro-practices that can be implemented immediately at naturally occurring moments throughout your day.
Instructor: Robin Todd
Date: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Monday Mid-day Meditation
Find a focus on your own heart this February in meditation practice that is designed to calm the mind, relax the body, improve focus and increase energy. This class, designed for those new and experienced with medication, will include the science, benefits and breathing techniques used in meditation. Each week Jan Sumner, a yoga and meditation instructor certified through Kripalu Yoga Center, will guide you through techniques that will allow you to create a meditation plan for your personal practice. Suggested items to bring to class: meditation cushion or mat (chairs will be provided if preferred), journal for writing and a bottle of water.
Instructor: Jan Sumner
Dates: 4 Mondays, Starts Feb. 6
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Fee: $39

Zumba® Gold
Dance to the beat - just maybe a little slower. If you're interested in a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity, lace up your sneakers and feel the rhythm! We will focus on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. The class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance.
Instructor: Susan Reynolds Berg
Dates: 12 Tuesdays & 12 Thursdays, Starts Jan. 31
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Fee: $124


PHOTOGRAPHY

Classes for shutterbugs of all experience levels

Creatively Capturing and Fine Tuning the Moment
We've combined two of our most popular photography classes into a one-stop shop for all of your photography questions. The class will begin with basic concepts of photography and an overview of Photoshop as an editing tool. Discussion will continue with composition and technique, and honing your photography skills to a professional level.  
Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Dates: 5 Thursdays, Starts Feb. 2
Time: 6-9 p.m. 
Fee: $79 


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. You must bring your own laptop with a version of Photoshop installed; a 30-day free trial is available from www.adobe.com.
Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Dates: 3 Thursdays, Starts May 4
Time:6-8:30 p.m.
Fee - $59


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 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,
Date: Thursday, June 1
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, 17-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
Date: Thursday, April 13
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39


RECREATION
All work and no play ...

Latin Dance Sampler
Experience a taste of sultry Salsa, romantic Rumba and the lively swing. This is a great course to get an idea of what these Latin dances offer. You will walk away knowing 2-3 patterns in each dance. Gain the confidence to strut your stuff on the dance floor!
Instructor: Katie Hagedorn
Dates: 6 Tuesdays., Starts March 21
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Fee: $64

Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner
A true beginner’s class for adults who have an interest in learning Ballet. The instruction will include barre exercises and center floor work from the foundation up. This class is for those who have not taken Ballet or have had minimal experience. I will move at a respectful pace that fosters beginner leaning. No room for intimidation here!
Instructor: Katie Hagedorn
Dates: 10 Wednesdays, Starts March 23
Time: 12:30-2 p.m.
Fee: $84

 
Weddings & Waves: Ballroom Basics
Is a wedding, cruise or special night in your future? You will learn the three most commonly used dances – Foxtrot, Rumba and Swing – that will take you anywhere and give you confidence in almost any dancing situation. 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 moves! 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
Dates: 8 Wednesdays., Starts March 22
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


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 Tuesdays, Starts May 2
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $79

 

SPECIAL INTEREST
Expand your horizons and stretch your imagination

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
Dates: 8 Wednesdays., Starts March 15
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $109

Retire and Travel Free! 
Don't miss this once-a-year class! If you’re one of the 75 million baby boomers nearing retirement or already retired, a student, or anyone who likes the idea of making additional income to support their travel dream and keep their retirement money in the bank, this class is for you. Learn more than 200 ways to travel free – or even get paid to travel – and have fun, working vacations. Gina Henry will share how she has successfully traveled for a living for the past 25 years using these tips.  Retire & Travel Free, written by the instructor, will be available for $15; pay instructor in class.  
Instructor: Gina Henry 
Date: Thurs., April 13
Time: 6:00-9:30 p.m. 
 
Fee: $39

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
Date: Saturday, April 8
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fee: $84, includes book

Vision Board for Abundant Success 

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it” - William Arthur Ward 

Vision boards aren’t just photos glued to a poster board. They’re intricately picked images of your deepest desires and dreams. They’re a compilation of quotes, imagery and objects that all come together to specifically show you EXACTLY where your life can be if you stay determined and stay motivated. Vision boards provide clarity around your goals and remind you each day to keep on truckin’. Specific goals get specific results! Ready to manifest your desires? In this class you'll not only learn how to create a vision board that works FOR you, but you'll learn the techniques to bring your desires into reality. A materials list will be provided. 
Instructor: Amy Jo 
Date: Monday, Feb. 6

Time: 6-9 p.m. 
Fee: $29 


Create a Life Album
 
Create an amazing piece of history that you can give as a gift to a special family member or friend. Have fun learning about their past through your one-on-one interview. The older the individual is, the more interesting the information! In the first class, you will learn the value of this type of album, learn how to formulate interview questions, and see examples of completed albums. Return for the second class to share what you've created so far and talk about the experience.  
Instructor: Kimberlee Thomasson 
Dates: 2 Wednesdays, Starts April 12
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. 
Fee: $29


Get Crafty with Pinterest
Get ready for Pinterest success! Join this fun class for two nights of crafting from Pinterest idea boards. Not familiar with how Pinterest works? We'll start with an overview of the popular virtual idea board, then we'll get crafty! Students will vote on ideas for the second session. Supplies will be provided.
Instructor: Amy Jo
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday, April 4 & 6
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $47, includes supplies


Thrifting 101
Thrift stores can hold an intimidating array of items. Some stores are well organized, while others are piles of random treasures. Learn how to make the most of your time and your money when shopping in thrift stores. Whether you’re looking for clothes, toys, home décor and furnishings, or vintage items, thrift stores can be a boon for your budget. Class will cover dos and don’ts of thrifting, looking for wardrobe staples, where the best thrift stores are, and more. The second class session will be a field trip to a local thrift store to put the lessons to practice. Instructor Nikki Worstell is a blogger and long-time thrifter who loves a good bargain.
Instructor: Nikki Worstell
Dates: 2 Thursdays, Starts Feb. 9
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $39


Certified Barbeque Judging Class
Calling all barbeque lovers! If you’ve ever attended a barbeque competition and wished you could sample all of it, now is your chance to fulfill that wish by becoming a certified barbeque judge. “Being a Certified Barbeque Judge (CBJ) is about representing and spreading the message of Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), which is to promote America's cuisine—barbeque” (www.kcbs.us).  Join instructor Mark Simmons as he guides participants through the ins and outs of judging world-class chicken, pulled pork, ribs and brisket. By the end of the day you will be ready to sign up to judge a competition. The class fee includes a one-year membership to KCBS. Current KCBS members in good standing may enroll at a discounted rate. Please provide your membership number at time of enrollment. 
Instructor: Mark Simmons
Date: Saturday, March 18
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Fee - $65 (KCBS members) or $100 (non-members) 
(Non-member fee includes one-year membership to Kansas City Barbeque Society.) 


Weather Around You 
This introduction to the science of weather will answer the burning question "Do I need to take my raincoat tomorrow?" An MCC meteorology instructor will fascinate you with general principles of how the atmosphere works and how weather affects people in their everyday lives. In the Midwest, severe weather is a frequent topic of springtime conversation; learn what goes into forecasting tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, as well as the value and dangers of being a storm spotter. Information about how weather may have changed the course of history a few times will round out this enlightening class. 
Instructor: Mike Streib 
Dates: 3 Wednesdays, Starts April 12
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Fee: $54 


Creative Writing: Focus on Short Fiction
The best writers of fiction bring a story to life, allowing the reader to imagine the world of the story as if he could step through the pages of the book and be a part of that world. Do you have an imaginary world that you would like to bring to life in print? In this class you will discover how to use words to create imagery and hold a reader’s attention to the very end. You will have the opportunity to utilize the campus Writing Studio resources and have your writing evaluated by a professional editor.  
Instructor: Angela Corbin-Blevins 
Dates: 4 Tuesdays, Starts Feb. 7
Time: 6-8 p.m. 
Fee: $59 


Introduction to Poetic Form
 
Poems have been a part of the human story before those stories were written. The earliest poems were oral histories and traditions passed from generation to generation. Poetry as we know it today has many forms. In this class, you will learn more about different poetic forms and try your hand at writing poetry. You will have the opportunity to utilize the campus Writing Studio resources and have your writing evaluated by a professional editor.
Instructor: Angela Corbin-Blevins 
Dates: 4 Tues., Starts March 28
Time: 6-8 p.m. 
Fee - $59



Technology
Develop new skills or enhance existing ones for workplace advancement

(For classes requiring a book purchase, please contact the MCC-Longview campus bookstore at 816.604.2189.)

Introduction to MS-Word 2016
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. Book may be purchased from the MCC-Longview campus bookstore.
Prerequisite: Keyboard and mouse skills.

Instructor: Cat Garrett Instructor: Teresa Wedel
2 Mondays & 2 Wednesdays 2 Tuesdays & 1 Thursday
Stars Feb. 6 Starts Feb. 21
1:30-3:30 p.m. 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $84 Fee: $79


Introduction to MS-Excel 2016
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. Book may be purchased from the MCC-Longview campus bookstore. 

Instructor: Cat Garrett Instructor: Teresa Wedel
2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays 2 Mondays & 1 Wednesday
Starts March 28 Starts March 20
1:30-3:30 p.m. 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $84 Fee: $79


Introduction to MS-Office 2016
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 2016. Book may be purchased from the MCC-Longview campus bookstore. Prerequisite: Keyboard and mouse skills.
Instructor: Teresa Wedel
Dates: 2 Wednesdays & 1 Monday, Starts Feb. 8

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Intermediate MS-Excel 2016

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 2016. Book may be purchased from the MCC-Longview campus bookstore.
Instructor: Teresa Wedel
Dates: 2 Wednesdays & 1 Monday, Starts Feb. 8
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Computer Basics for Mature Learners
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
Fee: $84

Section A: Section B:
2 Mondays & 2 Wednesdays 2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays
Starts Feb. 27 Starts Nov. 8
1:30-3:30 p.m. 1:30-3:30 p.m.

 

Cloud Computing 
It's a bird … it's a plane … it's computer data? Just what is this strange thing called "the cloud?" In this overview of cloud computing, you will learn about online storage options such as Dropbox. You'll have the chance to compare desktop applications to their cloud-based alternatives, such as Google Docs and Microsoft Office 365. Finally, we'll look at the evolution of cloud security and how our perception of that security has changed.  
Instructor: Teresa Wedel 
Date: Wednesday, April 5
Time: 6-8 p.m. 
Fee: $39 

 

Windows 10 
If you've recently purchased a new computer, there is a good chance it came loaded with Microsoft's updated operating systemWindows 10There are many differences between this version of Windows and its predecessors, not the least of which is what it looks like to the average computer user. Bring your laptop that is running Windows 10 and explore this system designed with touch screens in mind.  
Instructor: Teresa Wedel 
Date: Wednesday., April 19
Time: 6-8 p.m. 
Fee: $39 


Get the Most from Your iPad
Join your instructor 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, USB cable and laptop (optional) to class.
Instructor: Adam Burns
Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39


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
Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24

Protect Your PC
Every computer is extremely vulnerable to viruses, spyware, and all other kinds of malicious software. Learn how to identify threats and what you can do to protect yourself and your information.
Instructor: Adam Burns
Date: Tuesday, March 28
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Fee: $24


Blogging 101
Have you ever wanted to share your world with others and maybe even generate some income? Blogging isn't just for writing your thoughts anymore. Teach others how to craft, start a lifestyle blog, show off your artistic talent, share recipes – the possibilities are endless! You'll learn how to design your blog from scratch, create posts and pages and learn ways to generate income all on the web!
Instructor: Amy Jo
Dates: 3 Mondays & 3 Wednesdays, Starts Feb. 13
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $69


Intermediate Blogging
  
Are you a blogger ready to grow your traffic and boost your visibility? Now is the time! Come learn how to use the social media platforms to your blog's advantage, create raving fans and build a following! We'll discuss crafting the "perfect post," why some blogs do better than others and how to make sure your blog is Google's best friend. Prerequisite: Blogging 101 or have an existing blog.  
Instructor: Amy Jo   
Dates: 3 Mon. & 3 Wed., Starts March 20
Time: 6-8 p.m.   
Fee: $69

 

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