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

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 adult non-credit classes and once in the summer for our College for Kids programs. Brochures can be picked up at a number of locations around Lee's Summit and Eastern Jackson County. You can download a digital (PDF) copy of the brochure here.

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

Ace That Interview
Class #61492
In the market for a new job or returning to work after a break? Interviewing is the major step that determines your success for a job offer. This class will help you capture your strengths during the interview process and portray yourself in a positive light. Learn to anticipate common interview questions, understand the importance of body language, and be familiar with the different styles of interviews. Elevate your confidence level for your next interview!
Instructor: Linda Anderson
Date: Thursday, Feb. 15
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Explore Your Future

Class #61467
This workshop is designed for people ages 50+ who are asking themselves “what’s next?” It’s vital for people to continue to feel they have purpose and meaning in life. Giving of one’s time, talent and experience as a volunteer or in paid work can be key factors in how you navigate these years. Make your “bonus years” some of the best years of your life!
Instructor: Sandra Mellinger
Date: 2 Fridays, Starts Feb. 23
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Fee: $199


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 for Kids
Spring Break camps at MCC-Longview

Chess from Pawn to King
Ages 5-16
Class #61536
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 table and check your skills!
Instructor: Kansas City Chess Club
Mon.-Thurs., March 19-22, 1-4 p.m.
Fee - $140


Kids Photography

Ages 7-14
lass #61537
Learn to take pictures with whatever camera you have – point and shoot, phone, film or digital. We talk about holding the camera; checking the background; experimentation; zooming in and out; taking pictures of people, things and places; rule of thirds; focal points and more. Our hands-on approach helps kids retain the information and students take home a handout reviewing the lessons.
Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Mon.-Thurs., March 19-22, 1-4 p.m.
Fee - $140


OOeey Gooey Gross Science

Ages 7-12
Class #61540
Life is full of slippery, slimy, gooey and gassy stuff! Campers will get into science up to their elbows as we investigate DNA, digestion, chemical reactions, electrochemical reactions and mucus that are all part of what makes life possible!
Instructor: Mad Science
Mon.-Thurs., March 19-22, 1-4 p.m.
Fee - $140

Home & Garden
Happy home, healthy body

Sew a T-Shirt Quilt
Class #61491
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. Please click here for the supply list.
Instructor: Judy Foglio
Dates: 2 Mondays, Starts Feb. 12
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $48


Beginning Sewing

Class #61477
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. Please click here for the supply list. **You must bring your own machine.
Instructor: Courtney Hill
Dates: 5 Thursdays, Starts Feb. 8
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $84


Get Crafty with Pinterest

Class #61471
Decorate your home for year-round flair with Pinterest-inspired crafts. Not familiar with how Pinterest works? We'll start with an overview of the popular virtual idea board, then we'll get crafty! You’ll create four seasonal projects to make your home welcoming and cheerful throughout the year. All supplies will be provided.
Instructor: Nikki Worstell
Dates: 2 Thursdays, Starts Feb. 6
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $47, includes supplies


Fermentation 101: Kombucha Tea

Class #61429
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, Jan. 30
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $34


Fermentation 101: Kefir

Class #61430
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, Feb. 20
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $34


Fermentation 101: Cultured Veggies

Class #61431
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, March 20
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39


Gut Healing 101: Bone Broth

Class #61432
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, April 10
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $34


Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping
Class #61541
Learn the principles of beekeeping – history, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationship, and essential equipment and requirements – in this introduction to the certification program of the Midwest Master Beekeeper Program. An experienced beekeeper from the program will teach you how to get started in becoming a beekeeper, how to manage hives safely, methods of pest management and tools and equipment used in the apiary. By the end of this first course, you will be able to help experienced beekeepers in the management of hives.
Instructor: Midwest Master Beekeeper Program
Dates: 2 Tuesdays, Starts March 20
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $79, includes book


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 Italian for Travelers I
Class #61478
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. 10
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Fee: $104


Beginning Italian for Travelers II

Class #61479
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 7
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Fee: $89

Beginning Spanish – Level 1
Class #61441
The innovative program Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day is easy to use and will have you speaking Spanish immediately. Using labels, flash cards, oral practice and more, you will learn more than 300 vocabulary words, including numbers, colors and some 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. 30
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $79


Beginning Spanish – Level 2

Class #61442
Continuing with the program Spanish in 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 20
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Fee: $79


Beginning Sign Language

Class #61443
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. 30
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $89


Continuing Sign Language

Class #61444
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 20
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $89


Beginning French for Travelers
Class #61480
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 Feb. 12
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $104

 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

Section A (Class #61424) Section B (Class #61428)
8 Mon., Starts Jan. 29 8 Mon., Starts April 2
6-7:15 p.m. 6-7:15 p.m.
Fee - $69 Fee $69

 

Yoga for Stress Relief
Class #61427
Looking for a way to decrease stress levels and restore some peace in your life? Treat yourself to six weeks of yoga with calming breathing exercises, gentle movement and a combination of deep stretchyin yoga and fully supported restorative postures. We'll bring the body and mind into balance, entering into a state of deep relaxation. This relaxation response will reset the nervous system, allowing you to feel better in your body, calmer in your mind and happier in your life. Students will need to purchase their own yoga bolster, blocks and a strap in order to participate in this class. Suggested resources will be provided upon enrollment.
Instructor: Kristin Gideon
Dates: 6 Tuesdays, Starts March 20

Time: 6-7:15 p.m.
Fee: $59


Simple Meditation, Simple Breath
Class #61545
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, 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 Thursdays, Starts March 22
Time: 6-7 p.m.

Fee: $54


Intitutive
Eating
Class #61550
Our intuition is the second most powerful aspect of our body. The first is our health! You were born with the gift of a body, mind and spirit capable of amazing things. But when we're not eating what our body is asking for, we begin to feel sluggish, unmotivated, anxious or depressed. Our bodies know us better than we know ourselves. Learn how to achieve your wellness goals simply by listening to your intuition about what foods your body is craving.
Instructor: Amy Jo
Date: Wednesday, April 4
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $24


Zumba Gold

Class #61457
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 Feb. 5
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


Barre Method

Class #61458
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 Feb. 5
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Fee: $84


CPR and First Aid

Class #61547
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 24
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: $84, includes book


Introduction to Essential Oils

Class #61562
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, Feb. 21
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 (Class #61451):  Section B (Class #61453):
 6 Mondays, Starts Feb. 5
 6 Mondays, Starts March 19
 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 #61450):  Section B (Class #61452):
 6 Fridays, Starts Feb. 2
 6 Fridays, Starts March 16
 3-4 p.m.  3-4 p.m.
 Fee: $54  Fee: $54


Yoga Flow

Class #61425
Feel invigorated and relaxed at the same time while moving through this combination of static yoga postures and flowing postures such as Sun Salutations. Perfect for all levels, as options for ease or advancement are given in many of the postures.
Instructor: Stacy Walsh
Dates: 10 Tues. & 10 Thurs., Stars Jan. 30
Tiime: 1-2 p.m.
Fee - $84


Yoga for the Absolute Beginner

Class #61426
Begin a daily practice of loving your body and mind with a yoga 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: Stacy Walsh
Dates: 10 Tuesdays & 10 Thursdays, Starts Jan. 30
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Fee: $84

DIY Bath Products
Class #61470
Do you or someone you know love bath bombs? Join us for a fun, introductory class on making your own! Walk away with a basic recipe and several homemade bath bombs. Keep – and indulge yourself –or give them away as gifts. All-natural ingredients will be used and the cost of materials is included with the class. Bring a friend to this hands-on class!
Instructor: Kat Dewald
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 6
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Fee: $39


Sex After 60

Class #61468
Professionals from the fields of medicine and psychology offer facts and dispel myths about human sexuality in midlife and beyond. Participants will be provided with accurate, relevant information and have an opportunity to get their questions answered by the experts. If you’ve always wanted to ask about this important aspect of successful aging, this is the class for you! CEUs available upon request.
Instructor: Sandra Mellinger
Date: Tuesday, March 6
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Fee: $39

PHOTOGRAPHY
Classes for shutterbugs of all experience levels

Creatively Capturing the Moment
Class #61445
In this introduction to the art of taking pictures with a digital SLR camera, you'll learn basic digital terminology, gain an understanding of shutter speed, aperture and mega pixels, discuss flash techniques and natural lighting photography. Manual shooting and white balance will be the main topics covered. SLR camera required.
Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Dates: 4 Thursdays, Starts Feb. 1
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $69


Creatively Fine Tuning the Moment
Class #61446
In this intermediate class, you will be introduced to the use of the light meter, discuss techniques such as dragging the shutter, using an off-camera flash including studio strobes, bouncing light, and fill flash techniques. You must own an off-camera flash for use in this class. Prerequisite: Creatively Capturing the Moment class or have basic knowledge or experience with a digital SLR camera.
Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Dates: 4 Thursdays, Starts March 8
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $69


Manipulating the Moment for Photoshop

Class #61551
In this hands-on class, you will go through the entire process of manipulating images in Photoshop, from opening an image to creating a collage from scratch. You must own a version of Photoshop to get the most from this class. You may bring your own laptop with Photoshop installed or use a campus computer. This is a beginner's class, but those who currently use Photoshop will also benefit by fine-tuning their skills and picking up new techniques. Bring a 2GB (or larger) USB flash drive to class.
Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Dates: 3 Thursdays, Starts April 5
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $69

Travel Photography
Class #61447
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, April 26
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $39

Starting a Photography Business
Class #61448
Want to turn your hobby into cash? In this class, Debra Lawrence, owner of Abundant Moments Photography, discusses how to get your business started including coming up with a name, writing a business plan, deciding what to specialize in, use of social media and the internet, legal issues, partnerships, marketing, and much more! Useful for already established businesses as well.
Instructor: Debra Lawrence, Abundant Moments Photography
Date: Thursday, May 3
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39


Lightroom Basics

Class #61449
Many photographers, professional and hobbyist alike, use Adobe Lightroom exclusively for their post processing and editing. Topics include adjusting picture color, tone and hue, cropping, spot removal, sharpening and more! There are no prerequisites for this class, and though Photoshop will be referenced, experience in Photoshop is not necessary. You must bring your own laptop with a copy of Lightroom installed. A free trial of Lightroom is available at www.adobe.com.
Instructor: Debra Lawrence
Dates: 3 Thursdays, Starts May 10
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $54

 

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

Ballroom Basics
Class #61543
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 March 21
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $74


Beginning Guitar Instruction

Class #61544
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 21
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $109


Friday Art Studio
Class #61474
You have the desire – now you have the time and space to create! Join other like-minded people and set aside time to explore your artistic side. During these dedicated afternoons, you’ll be able to focus on creative projects of your own choosing, with a professional artist in the studio to answer questions, give feedback or just help you through a creative block.
Instructor: Jim Smith
Dates: 4 Fridays, Starts March 23
Time: Noon-2 p.m.

Fee: $59


Basic Drawing

Class #61519
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. Please click here for the supply list.
Instructor: Amy Jo
Dates: 4 Wednesdays, Starts March 7
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Soul Paint

Class #61459
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! Please click here for the supply list.
Instructor: Amy Jo
Dates: 4 Mondays, Starts Feb. 5
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Beginning Watercolor

Class #61473
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. Please click here for the supply list.
Instructor: Amy Jo
Dates: 4 Mondays, Starts March 5
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Oil and Acrylic Painting

Class #61472
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! Please click here for the supply list.
Instructor: Julie Skinner
Dates: 4 Tuesdays, Starts Feb. 6
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $84


Golf

Class #61563
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 and putting 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 May 1
Time: 6-7:45 p.m.
Fee: $79


Retire and Travel Free!

Class #61561
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: Thursday, April 19
Time: 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Fee: $39


Time and Money

Class #61466
Do you ever wish you had more time and more money? What do you really want? In this hands-on workshop, you will discover new ways to think about how you spend your time and use your money, and how the two are connected. Learn how you could increase your financial bottom line and have more time to enjoy doing what you want to do. In the process, you may also find new meaning and purpose to your work, plans, life and future. (This is not a class on budgeting or financial planning.)
Instructor: Julie Skinner
Dates: 2 Mondays, Starts Feb. 5
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $49


Creative Journaling
Class #61496
Put your thoughts on paper in style! In this class, you’ll create your own journaling space to fill with color, painting, drawings, collage and much more! It’s not so much the end result, but the whole process! The art journal can be a notebook, diary, sketchbook, scrapbook or anything that has blank pages in which to create. In this class, we will use a composition notebook as the starting point to our creation. Various types of art journaling techniques will be learned in order to craft a beautiful journal that is uniquely yours!
Instructor: Nikki Worstell
Dates: 3 Thursdays, Starts Feb. 15
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $79


Creative Writing: Focus on Short Fiction

Class #61535
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. MCC-Longview’s Writing Studio will provide take-home resources.
Instructor: Sarah Mundy
Dates: 6 Wednesdays, Starts March 7
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $84


Introduction to Poetic Form
Class #61553
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.
Instructor: Sarah Mundy
Dates: 4 Thursdays, Starts April 5
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $59

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Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement
Topics include:

• Minimizing taxes
• Maximizing retirement plan distribution options
• Structuring investments for growth
• Creating a secure retirement income plan
And much more!

More than 1,000 satisfied attendees since 1995! Highly recommended for adults of all ages.

Instructor: Rob Overton, Financial Planner, Financial Professionals, Inc.
Dates: 3 Tuesdays, Starts Jan. 23
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Fee: $59/single, includes workbook (Class #61422)
       $79/couple, one workbook (Class #61423)
       (Fee includes optional private consultation.)

 

First-Time Home Buying Seminar
Class #61516
Don’t go into your first home-buying experience without all of the facts! Home buying can be a confusing process, but if you are prepared, you can buy with confidence. Know if you can buy, what you can buy – or if you should buy at all. By the end of this class you will have information about mortgage options, real estate groups and title agencies, and how to repair your credit if needed.
Instructor: Randy Winton
Date: Thursday, March 1
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $24

Basic Estate Planning and Wills
Class #61499
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. 20
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24


Living Trusts

Class #61511
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. 27
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24


Now You’re an Executor!

Class #61517
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 6
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $24


Aging with Dignity: Exploring Long-Term Care

Class #61542
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., March 21
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 #61518
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: Tuesday, March 6
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $24


Retro Video Games: Unlock Their Full Potential

Class #61493
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: Thursday, Feb. 15
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39


Getting Your Foot in the Theater Door

Class#61546
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 March 22
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $59


Beginning Script Writing

Class #61560
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 April 19
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $54

From Flanders Fields to Christina’s World
Class #61512
When looking at a painting or reading a poem, you may imagine yourself in the mind of the artist. What is the artist’s viewpoint? What message is the artist trying to convey? We’ll examine specific examples of art, literature, poetry and photography in this thought-provoking class. Discover how art can inspire us to develop character traits such as courage, hope, perseverance and leadership.
Instructor: Tom Merrell
Dates: 5 Tuesdays, Starts Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m.
Fee - $59


The Archaeology of General Order No. 11: Loss and Recovery in Bates County
Class #61513
War has devastating effects for all involved, military and civilian alike. For Missouri and Kansas, the Civil War came early with the Missouri-Kansas Border War and General Order No. 11, which decreed the depopulation and suspension of civil rights of all residents in four Missouri counties along the Kansas border. Private property was destroyed without hearing or compensation. Although effects of this event reverberated through the entire state, recovery from it is a testimony to the resilience of the American democracy. Join MCC anthropology professor Dr. Ann M. Raab to learn about archaeological research being conducted in the Bates County area that offers great potential for understanding not only the destructiveness of the Civil War era, but also how the survivors of the Border War were able to recover.
Instructor: Ann Raab
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $24

Downsizing
Class #61469
Feeling overwhelmed by your STUFF? If you have been contemplating (or avoiding) how to tackle the closets, attic, garage or basement this is the class for you. Whether for yourself or someone else, this class has answers and is led by an expert in the field of organizing, recycling, repurposing or consigning. You’ll be shown important strategies and tips for “lightening your load” and “lifting your spirits.”
Instructor: Sandra Mellinger
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Fee: $39


Pet First Aid
Class #61554
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 7
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Fee: $79 includes book

 

Barbecue
It's all about the 'que

Certified Barbeque Judge
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 is about representing and spreading the message of Kansas City Barbeque Society, which is to promote America's cuisine—barbeque” (www.kcbs.us). Learn what it takes for barbecue to be crowned a champion! Barbecue is truly America's cuisine and is no longer relegated to the backyard. In this class you will learn to use touch, taste and smell to judge competition barbecue.
Instructor: Mark Simmons
Date: Saturday, March 17
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fee: $75 (KCBS members) (Class #61507)
       $110 (non-members) (Class #61508)
       (Non-member fee includes one-year membership to Kansas City Barbeque Society.)


Certified Table Captain
Class #61510
Table Captains are the link between the competitors and the judges and keep the process fair and consistent through knowledge of correct judging procedures. Being a Certified Table Captain is about representing and spreading the message of KCBS, which is to promote America's cuisine - barbeque. In no time you'll learn how to provide consistency and fairness to the judging process, and by the time you're finished you'll be ready to sign up for the next competition in your area! This class will provide the knowledge needed to be a Certified Table Captain. Upon completion, you will be certified through the Kansas City Barbeque Society.
Instructor: Mark Simmons
Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Fee: $60, includes Personalized Certified Table Captain Badge and instruction booklet
(You must be a Kanas City Barbeque Society member to attend the class.)


Brisket Boot Camp
Class #61506
Tough/dry brisket will be a thing of the past after spending time with renowned barbecue pitmasters Jason and Megan Day of Burnt Finger BBQ. We'll cover the proper techniques for preparing traditional sliced brisket, as well as Kansas City's Crown Jewel of barbecue: burnt ends! We'll also share several of our brisket-inspired side dish and "next day" recipes, including our American Royal winning Smokey Kansas City Pit Beans. You’ll leave this class armed with the knowledge to select the ideal beef brisket, trim/season it and cook it to smoky, mouth-watering decadence.
Instructors: Jason and Megan Day, Burnt Finger BBQ
Date: Saturday, Feb. 24
Time: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Fee: $105


Hands-on Ribs
Class #61509
Learn to master one of the all-time great barbecue meals! Renowned barbecue pitmasters Jason and Megan Day of Burnt Finger BBQ will provide a hands-on cooking experience that will make you an instant pitmaster. You’ll work alongside Jason and Megan to learn the proper way to prep, smoke and carve championship-caliber pork spare ribs. All students will leave the class with their own slab of ribs ready to be finished off at home. We’ll discuss meat selection, pork vs. beef ribs, proper trimming and skinning techniques, how to building flavor, fire management and smoke application. Enjoy samples of several variations of smoked barbecue ribs, including both beef and pork ribs.
Instructors: Jason and Megan Day, Burnt Finger BBQ
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Fee: $105


Secrets of the Caterer
online class
Learn cooking and business secrets from a professional caterer.
New sessions start monthly
Fee - $100
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed

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
Class #61502
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 Feb. 21
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Introduction to MS-Office 2016

Class #61475
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. 7
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Introduction to MS-Excel 2016

Class #61555
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 Mondays & 1 Wednesday, Starts April 9
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Intermediate MS-Excel 2016

Class #61564
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 Wednesdays & 1 Monday, Starts May 2
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $79


Cloud Computing

Class #61548
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 4
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39


Windows 10
Class #61558
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, April 18
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39


Beginning MS-Access 2016 for Advanced MS-Excel Users

Class #61566
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: 2 Mondays & 1 Wednesday, Starts May 14
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Fee: $64


Get the Most from Your iPad

Class #61498
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, April 10
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Fee: $39


Cutting the Cord: TV without Cable or Satellite

Class #61497
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, Feb. 20
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39


Retro Video Games: Unlock Their Full Potential

Class #61493
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: Thursday, Feb. 15
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $39


Protect Your PC

Class #61495
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 27
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Fee: $39


Introduction to 3-D Printing
Class #61557
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, April 14
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Fee - $85

Introduction to QuickBooks Onlineonline class
Use this cloud-based accounting program to record income and expenses; enter checks and credit card payments; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; and much more.
New sessions start monthly
Fee - $115
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed


Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016online class
Use this popular project management software to plan, implement, and control projects, track costs and resources, and generate reports using Gantt Chart and Calendar views.
New sessions start monthly
Fee - $129
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed


Keyboardingonline class
If you want to learn touch-typing or improve your existing typing skills, this is the perfect course for you! Using the Keyboarding Pro 5 program, a typing tutorial designed for personal computers, you'll learn how to type text you read from a printed page or a computer screen without looking at your keyboard.
New sessions start monthly
Fee - $99
Enroll at www.ed2go.com/lvcommed

 

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