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


Phone: 816.604.2030

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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 adult 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. Our printed Fall 2017 brochure will be available in early August, but you can download a digital (pdf) copy of the brochure here.

You can now enroll online!

Click the blue "Apply for Noncredit" button at the right if you've never taken a class at MCC.  These instructions will walk you through the application and enrollment process.

If you are a returning student, click here for online enrollment instructions.

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

Teacher Boot Camp 101
Class #60692
Did you know that 40 percent of teachers leave the profession within the first 5 years of teaching? That doesn't even include the 9.5 percent who leave DURING the first year in the classroom! The number one reason cited for leaving is the lack of respect they are met with in the classroom. In this two-hour workshop you will learn behavior management techniques that you can apply immediately to take back control and do what you got into the profession to do – teach!
Instructor: Pari Smart
Date: Thursday, Sept. 28
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Save the Drama for Your Mama: How to be More Productive in the Workplace

Class #60693
For many, work has never seemed harder. In tough economic times, employees are asked to take on more responsibility and work longer hours, sometimes for reduced benefits and pay. But what if the external circumstances making you unhappy simply lost their power over you? What if you could feel motivated and energized every day? In this interactive, three-hour workshop, you will learn tools and techniques that will teach you how to Increase your Happiness, Ditch the Drama and Succeed in Spite of Extenuating Circumstances.
Instructor: Pari Smart
Date: Thursday, Oct. 19
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39


Discover Your Strengths!

Class #60694
Did you know when asked, the majority of Americans can’t name their talents? This is even more troubling because research shows that the most productive, engaged and happy employees not only know their strengths, but are in a job where they are able to regularly use them. In this three-hour course we will use Gallup's StrengthsFinder Assessment to identify your inherent talents and discover ways to leverage them to meet your personal and professional goals. Participants will need to take an online assessment prior to class and bring their Gallup Signature Top 5 Strengths Report with them. Go to www.gallupstrengthscenter.com to take the assessment. You should purchase the “Top 5 Strengths Access” for $19.99. This cost is in addition to the cost of the class. If you have any questions, email the instructor at paricsmart@yahoo.com.
Instructor: Pari Smart
Date: Monday, Nov. 6
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39


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


Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring – online class
Discover small business marketing strategies that can help you attract attention, woo your target audience, grow your customer base and expand your profits—all for little or no money.
New sessions start monthly
Fee: $99
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed


Medical Terminology
online 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


Using Social Media in Business
online class
Learn how to use the five most popular social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+—to grow and promote your business
New sessions start monthly
Fee: $105
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed


Write Effective Web Content
online class
Learn how to write Web content and produce multimedia elements to make your website or blog a must-visit site on the Internet.
New sessions start monthly
Fee: $105
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed

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

Grammar Refresheronline class
Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. Reacquaint yourself with old rules, meet some new ones and discover your own grammatical strengths.
New sessions start monthly
Fee: $99
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed


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

Sew a T-Shirt Quilt
Class #60668
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 Oct. 2
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $54


Beginning Sewing

Class #60669
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 four 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 Oct. 5
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $84


Thrifting 101

Class #60670
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 Sept. 14
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $39


Get Crafty with Pinterest

Class #60684
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! Projects on the first night will include one paper craft and a DIY skin care item. Students will vote on ideas for the second session. Supplies will be provided.
Instructor: Nikki Worstell
Dates: 2 Thursdays, Starts Sept. 28
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $47, includes supplies


Fermentation 101: Kombucha Tea

Class #60700
This class will open your mind to the world of fermentation, which is an ancient method for not only preserving our foods and drinks, but also increasing their nutritional value. Learn the hows and whys to kombucha tea brewing as we go through the process of home brewing from first to second fermentation. Samples are included.
Instructor: Stephanie Novacek
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 12
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $34


Fermentation 101: Kefir

Class #60701
Cultured kefir (dairy or water) is a healing drink that will help restore your gut flora for improved health and immunity. Join this class to learn the ancient method of preserving beverages and discover how to culture your own milk or water kefir in a simple and cost-effective way. Samples included.
Instructor: Stephanie Novacek
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 26
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $34


Fermentation 101: Cultured Veggies

Class #60702
Join us for this interactive workshop that will provide you with the hows and whys of fermented foods. We will slice, salt and spice up some carrot sticks to create an amazingly delicious and nutritious jar of fermented garlic dilly carrot sticks, chock-full of probiotics.
Instructor: Stephanie Novacek
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 10
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39


Gut Healing 101: Bone Broth

Class #60703
Are you looking for a way to improve your gut health naturally through food? Did you know that bone broth is one of the most healing foods that can repair the lining of your intestines? Join us for this educational class that will provide you with the hows and whys of bone broth. You will leave this class with an understanding of the benefits of broth/gelatin/collagen, how to simply make your own broth and how to incorporate broth into your fall and winter recipes. Samples of chicken and beef bone broth will also be enjoyed!
Instructor: Stephanie Novacek
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 7
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $34


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

Class #60597
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 Sept. 5
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $79


Beginning Spanish – Level 2

Class #60608
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 Oct. 24
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $79


Beginning Sign Language

Class #60609
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 Sept. 5
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $89


Continuing Sign Language

Class #60610
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 Oct. 24
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $89


Beginning French for Travelers
Class #60611
They say that French is the Language of Love. Are you considering visiting a French speaking country, dust off your high school French or do you just want to learn something new? Join us in a simple approach to learn basic communication phrases and vocabulary for that trip of a lifetime! You’ll be able to order from a menu, ask questions, get directions, use numbers and a calendar, go shopping and much more. This class is designed for those with no prior knowledge of the language.
Instructor: Nicole Russell
Dates: 8 Mondays, Starts Sept.11
Time: 6-8 p.m.
(Note: No class Oct. 30)
Fee: $104


Beginning Italian for Travelers I

Class #60612
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 Sept. 9
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Fee: $104


Beginning Italian for Travelers II

Class #60613
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 Nov. 4
Time: 9-11 a.m.
(Note: no class the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 20-24)
Fee: $89


Looking for a language class not offered on campus? Visit ed2go.com/lvcommed for additional language classes.

 

Mind-Body Focus
Mind and body work together to achieve overall wellness

Hatha Yoga with Meditation & Relaxation
Class #60641
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 Sept. 11
Time: 6-7:15 p.m.
Fee: $84


Zumba Gold

Class #60644
Zumba® Gold is a beginning level of ZUMBA® aimed for seniors, beginning ZUMBA® students and people who are rehabilitating from an injury. The pace is a little slower and choreography is simpler, but still based on the principle that a workout should be fun and easy to do to achieve long-term health benefits. It’s a “feel happy workout.”
Instructor: Susan Reynolds Berg
Dates: 12 Monday, Starts Sept. 11
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


Barre Method

Class #60696
Barre Fitness class is a fun and empowering class set to today's hottest music. Classes begin with a warm up focusing on postural strength and alignment, followed by a series of upper-body exercises using light weights or stretchy bands. The ballet barre method is used to sculpt the lower body and abs, and for flexibility training. Students should bring their own mat to class for personal use.
Instructor: Susan Reynolds Berg
Dates: 12 Mondays, Starts Sept. 11
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


CPR and First Aid

Class #60645
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, Nov. 4
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: $84, includes book


Introduction to Essential Oils

Class #60646
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: Wednesday, Sept. 20
Time: 6-8:30 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 (Class #60647):  Section B (Class #60648):
 6 Mondays, Starts Sept. 11  6 Mondays, Starts Oct. 23
 3-4 p.m.  3-4 p.m.
 Fee: $54  Fee: $54


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 (Class #60649):  Section B (Class #60650):
 6 Fridays, Starts Sept. 18  6 Fridays, Starts Oct. 20
 3-4 p.m.  3-4 p.m.
 Fee: $54  Fee: $54


Yoga for the Absolute Beginner

Class #60642
If you think “happy baby” is just a giggling infant or you’re not sure about “cobra pose” because snakes scare you, think again. 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 Sept 12
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


Acupressure for Couples

Class #60652
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, Oct. 9
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $48 per couple


Reflexology for Couples

Class #60653
Reflexology focuses on reflex maps of points and areas of the body in the feet, hands and ears using unique micro-movement 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, Oct. 16
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $48 per couple


Massage: The Healing Power of Touch

Class #60654
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, Oct. 23
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $48 per couple


Laughter Yoga

Class #60643
Yes! Laughter Yoga is a real thing! Come join us and find out why laughter is the best medicine. The fundamentals of Laughter Yoga are based on the science that the body cannot distinguish between real and fake laughter. Through childlike playfulness and sustained intense laughing, the benefits can be amazing. Research shows that 15 minutes of heavy laughing is equal to an hour of aerobic exercise and can lower blood pressure, increase immunity and decrease stress. Bring your yoga mat and your smile and be prepared to have fun!
Instructor: James Womelduff
Date: Monday, Oct. 30
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24


Pet First Aid
Class #60655
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, Oct. 14
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Fee: $79, includes book


Mindful Meditation

Class #60685
Find a focus on your own heart 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 meditation 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 also be provided if preferred), journal for writing and a bottle of water.
Instructor: Jan Sumner
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, Starts Sept. 5
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Fee: $54

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Classes for shutterbugs of all experience levels

Creatively Capturing the Moment
Class #60662
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
Dates: 4 Thursdays, Starts Sept. 7
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $69


Creatively Fine Tuning the Moment
Class #60663
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
Dates: 4 Thursdays, Starts Oct. 5
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $69


Manipulating the Moment for Photoshop

Class #60666
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.
Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Dates: 3 Thursdays, Starts Nov. 2
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69

Travel Photography
Class #60664
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, Nov. 30
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39

Starting a Photography Business
Class #60665
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 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, Dec. 7
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39

 

RECREATION & CREATIVE EXPRESSION
All work and no play ...

Ballroom Basics
Class #60672
Learn some moonlight dance moves that you can use on the dance floor. You will leave each evening with new steps or turns that will improve what dancing you do know or might not know. We will learn dance moves for the Waltz, Rumba, Fox Trot and some turns from East Coast Swing. Be prepare for a great time.
Instructor: Karen House
Dates: 6
Wednesdays, Starts Oct. 11
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $74


East Coast Swing

Class #60671
Let's step back in time where Swing, Jive, Jitter Bug and Lindy Hop were in their prime. Where poodle skirts, pedal pushers, penny loafers and saddle oxfords were cool. So put on those dance shoes and join in to learn some dance moves. Let's dance the night away!
Instructor: Karen House
Dates: 6 Wednesdays, Starts Oct. 11
Time: 7:45-8:45 p.m.
Fee: $74


Beginning Guitar Instruction

Class #60673
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 Sept. 13
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $109


Basic Drawing

Class #60674
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: 4 Tuesdays, Starts Sept. 19
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.
Fee: $64


Soul Paint

Class #60675
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 Sept 14
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $79


Beginning Watercolor

Class #60676
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: 4 Mondays, Starts Sept. 11
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $79


Oil and Acrylic Painting

Class #60677
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 Wednesdays, Starts Sept. 27
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $84


Golf

Class #60678
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: 8 Tuesdays, Starts Sept. 5
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


Retire and Travel Free!

Class #60679
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. Required book ("Retire & Travel Free," written by the instructor) is separate $15 fee, payable to the instructor in class.
Instructor: Gina Henry
Date: Wednesday., Oct. 4
Time: 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Fee: $39

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS & LAW
Healthy, wealthy and wise

Basic Estate Planning and Wills
Class #60656
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, Sept. 19
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24


Living Trusts

Class #60657
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, Sept. 26
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24


Now You’re an Executor!

Class #60658
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, Oct. 3
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24


Aging with Dignity: Exploring Long-Term Care

Class #60659
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
Date: Wednesday., Oct. 11
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24


Sales 101

Class #60660
Everything you do in life involves sales. There is no such thing as a natural-born sales person – it's a teachable skill and nothing to be fearful of. We'll cover the sales process from prospecting and cold calling to handling objections and asking for the sale. Sales is fun! Join this class that may have you laughing all the way to the bank.
Instructor: Simon Casas
Dates: 3 Mondays, Starts Oct. 30
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $69


ABCs of Medicare Insurance

Class #60661
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: Jeff David
Date: Thursday, Oct 19
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Retro Video Games: Unlock Their Full Potential

Class #60640
Love retro video games? The golden age of video games gave us many classics but over time these systems have lost their luster. In the past few years there have been many changes in the retro gaming community. We can now play games in crystal clear HD quality, use modern controllers, play our entire library of games from one cartridge and be able to save games you want to play again. No longer have a working game console? Discover solutions like the NES Classic that take up less room and still let you enjoy your classic video games.
Instructor: Adam Burns
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39


Getting Your Foot in the Theater Door

Class#60697
Was theater your “first love,” but it drifted out of your life over time? Or did you always want to act, but did not have the opportunity? Step on the stage and embrace your love of this dramatic art as an adult. Learn theatrical terms and idioms, the general flow of events in a production, and get information on local community theaters. You’ll explore the different jobs in a theater, both on stage and backstage. Learn how to read and understand audition postings and scripts. The instructor will bring in local directors from community theaters to observe mock auditions. No memorizing or preparation needed. Break a leg!
Instructor: Michael “Mac” Kettner
Dates: 4 Thursdays, Starts Sept. 21
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $59


Beginning Script Writing

Class #60698
If you have ever sat through a movie or play and thought to yourself, "I could have written that," then this class is for you! Bring your story to life by creating a story arc, developing your characters and focus on creating compelling dialogue for the story you want to tell. In these three class sessions, your story will be planned and evaluated from a rough idea to a finished plot, with focus on one scene for practice. You’ll learn how to format your script and how to submit it to literary agents to get your story on the stage or big screen.
Instructor: Michael “Mac” Kettner
Dates: 3 Thursdays, Starts Oct. 19
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $54


Creative Writing: Focus on Short Fiction

Class #60699
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: 6 Mondays, Starts Oct. 9
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $84 


Chess From Pawn to King

Class #60726
Students of all levels, from absolute beginner to advanced player, will enjoy learning chess in this challenging and dynamic program. Certified chess instructors will guide you through important rules, chess etiquette, strategy, tactics and more. Research says chess improves students' scores on math, reading, memory and overall intelligence, so take your seat at the able and check your skills! (Ages 4-17)
Instructor: Kansas City Chess Club
Dates: 10 Tuesdays, Starts Sept. 12
Time: 6-6:45 p.m.
Fee: $140

(Note: No class Oct. 17)

 

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.)

Evening Sections:

Introduction to MS-Word 2016
Class #60614
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: Teresa Wedel
Dates: 2 Wednesdays & 1 Monday, Starts Sept. 25
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Introduction to MS-Office 2016

Class #60616
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 Sept. 13
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Introduction to MS-Excel 2016

Class #60617
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. Book may be purchased from the MCC-Longview campus bookstore. Prerequisite: Basic keyboard /mouse skills.
Instructor: Teresa Wedel
Dates: 2 Wednesdays & 1 Monday, Starts Oct. 4
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Intermediate MS-Excel 2016

Class #60622
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. Book may be purchased from the MCC-Longview campus bookstore. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS-Excel or Introduction to MS-Office 2016.
Instructor: Teresa Wedel
Dates: 2 Tuesdays & 1 Thursday, Starts Nov. 7
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Cloud Computing

Class #60624
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: Tuesday, Oct 24
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39


Windows 10
Class #60626
If you've recently purchased a new computer, there is a good chance it came loaded with Microsoft's updated operating system, Windows 10. There 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, Nov. 1
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39


Beginning MS-Access 2016 for Advanced MS-Excel Users

Class #60636
Are you using MS-Excel like a database? Find out when your needs would be better suited to MS-Access, Microsoft Office’s database software. Excel is a suitable tool for calculations, but Access is superb at cataloging and organizing your data. If you regularly use the Min/Max, HLOOKUP/VLOOKUP, or PivotTables functions of Excel, you are actually using database functions. If you are asking complex questions of your data, it’s time to consider MS-Access.
Instructor: Michael “Mac” Kettner
Dates: 3 Thursdays, Starts Nov. 30
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $64


Introduction to the iPad

Class #60638
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: Tuesday, Oct. 3
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39


Cutting the Cord: TV without Cable or Satellite

Class #60639
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: Tuesday, Oct. 10
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39


Retro Video Games: Unlock Their Full Potential

Class #60640
Love retro video games? The golden age of video games gave us many classics but over time these systems have lost their luster. In the past few years there have been many changes in the retro gaming community. We can now play games in crystal clear HD quality, use modern controllers, play our entire library of games from one cartridge and be able to save games you want to play again. No longer have a working game console? Discover solutions like the NES Classic that take up less room and still let you enjoy your classic video games.
Instructor: Adam Burns
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39

Day Sections:

Introduction to the Internet
Class #60628
People call it by different names – internet, cyberspace, information superhighway, the web, the net – but it’s all the same virtual world. What goes on there and how can you be a part of it? Join us for this class to find out how to shop without leaving your house, surf without visiting the ocean and send a letter without walking to your mailbox. Learn how to access the internet, basic “Netiquette” (network etiquette), browsing and searching.
Instructor: Cat Garrett
Dates: 2 Mondays & 2 Wednesdays, Starts Oct. 23
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


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

Section A (Class #60630): Section B (Class #60631):
2 Mondays & 2 Wednesdays, Starts Sept. 11 2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays, Starts Nov. 7
1:30-3:30 p.m. 1:30 - 3 30 p.m.
Fee: $84 Fee: $84


Introduction to MS-Word 2016
Class #60615
Learn the basics of this user-friendly word processing package for computers. Explore the Toolbar and Ribbon and learn what functions they serve, browse the options on the File tab, create and edit documents, use templates, and add extras like page numbers, headers and footers. Book may be purchased from the MCC-Longview campus bookstore. Prerequisite: Keyboard and mouse skills.
Instructor: Cat Garrett
Dates: 2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays, Starts Oct. 3
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


Introduction to MS-Excel 2016

Class #60632
Discover the basic functions and features of this powerful spreadsheet program. We’ll review spreadsheet terminology, then explore the Excel menu system and toolbars. You’ll learn how to enter and edit data, enter a formula into a worksheet and adjust column widths. After you’ve created a spreadsheet, you’ll learn how to print the information you’ve just organized. Book may be purchased from the MCC-Longview campus bookstore. Prerequisite: Basic keyboard /mouse skills.
Instructor: Cat Garrett
Dates: 2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays, Starts Nov. 28
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Class #60634
Deliver professional or personal presentations using MS-PowerPoint. Create stunning slides, overheads, handouts, and online projects by integrating text and graphics. Learn how to run a PowerPoint presentation smoothly to keep your audience’s attention and how best to print the presentation so they can easily follow along. Book may be purchased from the MCC-Longview campus bookstore. Prerequisite: Basic keyboard /mouse skills.
Instructor: Cat Garrett
Dates: 1 Tuesday & 1 Thursday, Starts Dec. 12
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Fee: $49


Introduction to 3-D Printing

Class #60695
3D printing is being used in an increasing number of areas, from medical device development to food design – or just for fun. Have you ever wanted to explore this technology? This introductory class on 3D computer modeling and printing will cover the basics of the software for 3D design. You'll begin by creating a computer 3D model, then modify and prepare it for printing. Learn the 3D printing process from beginning to end, starting with an overview of the parts of the printer and the different types of plastic filament used. Turn your idea into reality with this simple and intuitive software! All supplies will be provided.
Instructor: Joe Gilman
Date: Saturday, Nov. 18
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Fee - $85

Last Modified: 8/9/17