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Whatever your interests, the Metropolitan Community College Community Education Department has what you are looking for when it comes to education for enrichment and fun.

Whether it is finding lifes purpose, exploring the art of meditation, planning for retirement, or focusing on health and wellness, you can find that perfect class and instructor at Metropolitan Community College. 

 

 

Career & Business

Ace That Interview 
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: MCC Career Services 
Fee - $24 
 
Blue River Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Thurs., March 7 Thurs., February 21 Thurs., March 28 Thurs., February 28
6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.
 
LinkedIn 
As the work world continues to embrace the virtual world, your LinkedIn profile is you to those who dont know you, so its worth spending some effort to get it into shape. This hands-on class will walk you through the steps to build a LinkedIn profile that reflects your goals and communicates your personal brand. Participants should create a LinkedIn account before attending the class and are encouraged to bring/have access to a professional looking photo (digital file) of themselves for uploading to LinkedIn. 
Instructor: MCC Career Services 
Fee - $24
 
Blue River Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Thurs., April 11 Thurs., March 7 Thurs., February 7 Thurs., March 28
6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.
 
Resume/Cover Letter Workshop 
Creating a quality resume and cover letter can be a daunting task. This workshop will help you understand the purpose and importance of having a strong resume and cover letter; allow you to gain an understanding of proper resume, cover letter, and reference list format and content; and give you the opportunity to create a resume, cover letter, and reference list template that will help you stand out among other job applicants. Participants need to bring a USB flash drive. 
Instructor: MCC Career Services 
Fee - $24 
 
Blue River  Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Thurs., February 7 Thurs., February 28 Thurs., February 21 Thurs., April 11
6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.
 
Business Writing 
Emails, memos, agendas, reportsevery document you write says something about your communication skills. Good writing is a soft skill that employers look for and can be the key to moving ahead in your career. Learn to communicate with respect and positivity. Well look at examples of good and not-so-good writing, then you will have the opportunity to practice writing common documents you may encounter in your daily work life. 
Instructor: Janet Schaaf 
2 Tues., Starts March 19 
6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $39 
 

Creative & Artistic

 
 
Basic Drawing  
Are you tired of living on the left side of your brain? Even with no artistic experience, you can develop new skills and a new way of seeing the world. Learn the fundamental concepts in drawing, such as perspective, line and contour drawing and value (light and shadow). This is your opportunity to explore a skill in a non-threatening environment taught by a professional art instructor. A materials list will be provided.  
Instructor: Angela Corbin-Blevins 
4 Thurs., Starts March 21, 6:30-9 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $79 
 
Soul Paint  
Join professional artist Amy Jo for this Saturday intensive focused purely on expanding your creativity and exploring new techniques. Learn the art of intuitive painting while creating two canvas paintings simultaneously. Create a dirty pour, drag and pour, and more! This is a fun, messy class that gets you familiar with new techniques you may have never tried before! If you're feeling creatively blocked, this is the class for you! (Students need to bring a sack lunch and drink. This will be a daylong class.) 
Instructor: Amy Jo  
Sat., May 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $54
 
Creative Watercolor  
Watercolor is one of the most beautiful mediums. Come have some fun as we learn the basics of watercolor, but with a twist! You'll learn watercolor terminology, as well as how to create mixed-media watercolor using alcohol inks. Explore bright colors, splatters, blends and more in this creative watercolor class! No drawing experience needed. A materials list will be provided.  
Instructor: Amy Jo  
4 Tues., Starts April 2, 6-8:30 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $79 
 
Oil and Acrylic Painting  
Paint like the artist youve always dreamed of being. Whether a beginner or an advanced painter, you will learn techniques to enrich your painting experience. Youll 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  
4 Wed., Starts Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m.  
Fee - $84
  
Weaving 
Have you been seeing those AMAZING wall hangings buzzing around Pinterest? Learn the art of weaving and make a unique piece of wall art sure to catch the attention of your guests. We'll use yarn, fabric, ribbon and more to make these wall hangings come to life! 
Instructor: Amy Jo  
Tues., April 30, 6-9 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $39 
 
Simple Necklace 
Do you have a favorite blouse or shirt, but nothing to go with it? Come join this class and design a necklace that will make a statement. Long or short, it will compliment you! Supplies will be provided by the instructor and are included with the class fee. This class is part of the jewelry series.
Instructor: Letrenda Patterson 
Sat., February 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview  
Fee - $36, for individual class 
Take all four jewelry series classes for $135!
 
Simply Charming Bracelets 
Have you always wanted to have fun picking out your own charms? Do you want to create a charmed beauty that speaks of you? Make a sliding bracelet or one that ringsit's your thing! Supplies will be provided by the instructor and are included with the class fee.  This class is part of the jewelry series.
Instructor: Letrenda Patterson 
Sat., February 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview  
Fee - $36, for individual class 
Take all four jewelry series classes for $135!
 
Simple Dangling Earrings 
Do you desire pretty earrings, but stores don't carry your style? Well, no problem! Pierced or clips, you can make them in a snip. Design the color, length and style of your choice. Supplies will be provided by the instructor and are included with the class fee. This class is part of the jewelry series. 
Instructor: Letrenda Patterson 
Sat., February 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview  
Fee - $36, for individual class 
Take all four jewelry series classes for $135! 
 
Rings of Simplicity 
How many times have you liked a ring and it wasn't your size? Not an issue in this class. Design your own dazzling creationa ring with your own bling! Wear it on any finger, from the pinkie to the thumbyou pick which one. Supplies will be provided by the instructor and are included with the class fee. This class is part of the jewelry series.
Instructor: Letrenda Patterson 
Sat., February 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview  
Fee - $36, for individual class 
Take all four jewelry series classes for $135! 
 
Letterboxing Basics 
Do scavenger hunts intrigue you? Do you like documenting all of your geocaching finds? Join adventurer-artist, Alexis Webb Bechtold, as she introduces you to a world-wide hunt that combines art, puzzle solving, teamwork and being in the great outdoors (most of the time). Not only will you learn about the secret world of letterboxing, you will also have the opportunity to create your first signature stamp to use in your future letterboxing adventures! 
Instructor: Alexis Webb Bechtold 
Fee - $29
 
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Thurs., April 4 Thurs., March 7 Wed., February 13
6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.
 
Vlogs: What's Your Style? 
The future of oral storytelling has a growing outlet in online video. In this class, well talk about the different types of vlogging that might fit the story you want to tell. Well also look at different platforms for vlogging and which might be the best for your story. 
Instructor: Alexis Webb Bechtold 
Fee - $29
 
Longview Maple Wood  Penn Valley
Mon., March 4 Wed., April 3 Tues., February 19
6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.
 
Papermaking 
You may not have written a book, but you can make the paper for it. Explore the history of papermaking and then make a sheet of paper for yourself. Be prepared to get your hands wet and a bit goopy as we create the first page of your own handmade book. 
Instructor: Alexis Webb Bechtold 
Fee - $24
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Mon., March 25 Thurs., February 21 Mon., April 8
6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.
 
Oil Painting the Bob Ross Way 
At this workshop you will learn the basics in a relaxing environment with no stress, no mistakes, and just happy accidents that we will amend. You will take home a completed oil painting. All supplies, including canvas, will be waiting for you. No experience required. 
Instructor: Robert Maurus, Certified Bob Ross instructor 
Fee - $34 (additional $40 supply fee is payable to instructor in class)
 
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Wed., February 20 Wed., March 6 Wed., May 1
6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m. 6-9 p.m.
 
Watercolor Art for Beginners/Intermediates  
The basics of watercolors will be presented in a relaxing, stress-free environment. Even if you have never painted before, this class is for you. The class will be a step-by-step approach. Each student should have a completed watercolor painting. All supplies, including canvas, will be waiting for you. 
Instructor: Robert Maurus 
Fee - $34 (additional $30 supply fee is payable to instructor in class)
 
Maple Woods Penn Valley
4 Wed., Starts May 8 4 Wed., Start April 3
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
Hemp Friendship Bracelets: Basic Macram of Today 
Hemp friendship bracelets are earthy and beautiful! Learn two basic styles of this fun, easy craft and leave with a project to finish at home. Simple to create and fun to give and wear, hemp-tied bracelets are the perfect homemade accessory to try. You will soon be fully prepared to knot, bend, twist, braid and tie your way into your earthy hemp bracelet dreams! 
Instructor: Alexis Webb Bechtold 
Sat., April 6, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Maple Woods 
Fee - $24
 

Family & Health Care

Aging with Dignity: Exploring Long-Term Care  
As medical science progresses and baby boomers age, there are an increasing number of people who will need long-term care services before they die. This class will cover the intricacies of what Medicare will pay, when Medicaid will pay, when private insurance is appropriate and all the other options people should consider when planning for their own care or the care of an aging family member. Long-term care does NOT have to be a nursing home. Know your choices, learn the costs and be prepared to age with dignity.  
Instructor: Stana Martin  
Fee - $24 
 
Blue River Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Wed., May 1 Wed., April 24 Wed., April 17 Wed., May 8
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
ABCs of Medicare Insurance  
Master the alphabet soup of Medicare insurance. There are many options from which to choose, but the process can be confusing. If all the letters and acronyms you see have your head spinning, this class is for you. You will learn about the different parts of Medicare, supplement plans and the difference between PPOs and HMOs. No specific plans will be shared; this class is for educational purposes only.  
Instructor: Jeff David  
Fee - $24 
 
Blue River Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Wed., March 20 Wed., March 6 Wed., March 28 Wed., April 3
6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
 
Optimize Your Pharmacy Benefit 
Pharmacy benefits can be very complex. During this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of pharmacy benefits from the consumer perspective in order to prepare you for issues that may arise. The main goal of this workshop is for you to become a more active member of your healthcare team, so that you can be sure you are getting the medication you need, when you need it, for the best price. 
Instructor: Heather Epps 
Fee - $24 
 
Blue River Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Tues., March 5 Tues., February 5
Thurs., February 7 Thurs., March 7
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
Active Parenting Course 
Do you have children between the ages of 5-12, and feel like you are struggling as a parent? In this course youll learn seven strategies for school success, along with positive discipline and communication techniques to help your family run more smoothly. Over the course of three weeks, you'll learn non-violent discipline techniques plus effective encouragement skills to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years. Active Parenting uses entertaining video scenes to demonstrate common parenting challenges and solutions. Each workshop allows plenty of time for group discussions. 
Instructor: Adam Kisler 
Fee - $54 (couple), $34 (single) 
 
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
3 Mon., Starts February 11 3 Mon., Starts April 15 3 Mon., Starts May 6
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
CPR and First Aid 
This comprehensive course covers adult CPR and first aid featuring hands-on practice and real-life scenarios. You will also receive training to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. You will learn how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, as well as how to apply basic precautions to reduce the risk of disease transmission during and after providing care. Take-home materials will help you retain skills and serve as reference tools in an emergency. American Heart Association CPR certification is valid for two years following the class. 
Instructor: Joe Gilman 
Fee - $84, includes book 
 
Blue River Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Sat., March 30 Sat., March 2 Sat., April 27 Sat., April 13
9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
 
Caring for an Aging Loved One: Quick Start 
A loved one has had a crisis and now you find yourself in the role of caregiver. Where do you begin? This intense, three-hour course provides the basic information to get started as an effective family caregiver. Topics include health, safety, daily living, living arrangements, legal, financial, caregiver support and joy. 
Instructor: Lauren Bond, RN 
MCC-Penn Valley 
Sat., March 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Fee - $39
 

Home & Garden

 
Beginning Beekeeping 
Learn the principles of beekeepinghistory, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationship, and essential equipment and requirementsin 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.  
Instructor: Midwest Master Beekeeper Program 
Fee - $64, includes book
 
Blue River (Section A) Longview (Section A)           
Tues. & Thurs. March 12 & 14 Sat., February 16
6-8:30 p.m. 8 a.m.-12:30p.m.
Blue River (Section B) Longview (Section B)
Tues. & Thurs., April 9 & 11 Sat., March 23
6-8:30 p.m. 8 a.m.-12:30p.m.
 
Apprentice Beekeeper 
Expand your beekeeping knowledge with a focus on hive health and management. Learn how to check the health of your hive and how to monitor for pests and diseases, as well as honeybee biology, swarm management, queen replacement and other Integrated Pest Management (IPM) recommendations. Course fee includes a student manual. 
Instructor: Midwest Master Beekeeper Program 
Sat., April 27, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $64 
 
Wild Edibles and Medicinal Herbs for Spring 
Learn to identify wild edibles and healing plants that grow all around us. Spring is the best time to collect wild herbs to add to salads, soups and stir-fry. We'll be demonstrating recipes, preservation techniques and remedies from freshly collected herbs and wild edibles. Handouts included. 
Instructor: Regina Compernolle 
Fee - $34
 
Maple Woods Penn Valley
Wed., April 17 Thurs., April 18
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
The 15 Most Powerful Herbs in Your Kitchen 
Find out about the healing potential of common foods and culinary herbs. From vitamin-rich teas and vinegars to zingy pesto and slow-cooked soups, you'll discover how to fortify your diet by cooking with herbs. Learn about kitchen remedies for everything from sore throats to sprained ankles.    
Instructor: Regina Compernolle 
Fee - $34 
 
Maple Woods Penn Valley
Wed., March 27 Thurs., March 28
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
Healing Soups and Foods 
Learn to make vegan mineral broth and chicken bone broth as a base for tonic herbs and adaptogens that will fortify the immune system. Discover yummy medicinal herbs that can be incorporated into soup and foods to support healing a variety of conditions. You'll receive recipes for delicious soups and dishes that optimize health. 
Instructor: Regina Compernolle 
Fee - $34
 
Maple Woods Penn Valley
Wed., February 27 Thurs., February 28
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

 

Language & Communitcation

Beginning Italian for Travelers I  
Make the most of your travel experience and learn the beautiful Italian language  bella lingua italiana  to communicate with people you meet. Instructor Lisa Balettie Power wrote the book Italiano! Italian for Travelers, which will be available for purchase in class. Youll start using Italian immediately while practicing how to engage in everyday conversations from ordering at a restaurant to asking for directions. Your instructor will also introduce you to the Italian culture and customs. Lets Go  Andiamo!   
Instructor: Lisa Balettie Power  
8 Sat., Starts Feb. 2, 9-11 a.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $104 (separate book fee of $25 is payable to instructor on first day of class) 
 
Beginning Italian for Travelers II  
Bravo! Continuing your Italian lessons will make your travel experience so much more satisfying! Extend the lessons in the previous class by improving your accent and expanding your vocabulary through conversation. This class uses the book Italiano! Italian for Travelers, which is also used in the preceding class. Good luck  buona fortuna  in your travels! Prerequisite: Italian for Travelers I or equivalent 
Instructor: Lisa Balettie Power  
6 Sat., Starts April 6, 9-11 a.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview  
Fee - $89  
 
Beginning Spanish Level 1  
Hola, amigos! 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 verbs. This class is designed for those with no prior knowledge of Spanish. Bring a 3-ring notebook (el cuaderno) to class. The required book,Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day, is available in the campus bookstore.  
Instructor: Karen Lange  
6 Tues., Starts Jan. 29, 6:30-8 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $79  
 
Beginning Spanish Level 2  
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. No longer say Yo no comprendo, during your travels! Prerequisite: Spanish Level 1 or equivalent.  
Instructor: Karen Lange  
6 Tues., Starts March 19, 6:30-8 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $79 
 
Beginning Sign Language  
This introductory course is for those with little or no sign language experience. Learn the basics of the manual alphabet and conversation. We will cover a variety of sign languages, focusing mainly on pidgin, which is American Sign Language used in English word order. Practice both receptive and expressive skills and learn about deaf culture. 
Instructor: Debra Swinger 
6 Tues., Starts Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $89 
 
Continuing Sign Language  
This course continues building upon the foundation of sign language, learned in the Beginning Sign Language course.  
Prerequisite: Sign Language I or equivalent.  
Instructor: Debra Swinger   
6 Tues., Starts March 19, 7-9 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $89 
 
Ancient Greek 
Koine, or common, Greek was the language of everyday people from about the 4th century B.C.E. until the 6th century C.E. in the Middle East. It was also the language used by the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament), the New Testament and the early Christian writers. In this introductory class, you will study the Greek alphabet and grammar while learning how to pronounce and spell basic vocabulary words. Youll practice some useful phrases and learn how to find words in a Greek dictionary. By the end of the class students will have the ability to translate simple Greek sentences  
Instructor: Marla Selvidge 
6 Tues., Starts April 2, 6-8 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $89 
 
Introduction to Japanese  
Instructor: Tracy Whiting Kipper   
12 Wed., Starts February 6, 4:30-6 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Blue River 
Fee - $79

 

Law/Finance/Business

Financial Strategies  for Successful Retirement 
More than 1,000 satisfied attendees since 1995! Highly recommended for adults of all ages.
Topics include:
* Minimizing taxes
* Structuring investments for growth
* Creating a secure retirement income plan
* And much more!
Instructor: Rob Overton, 
Financial Planner, Financial Professionals, Inc. 
3 Tues., Starts Jan. 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 
Fee - $59/single, includes workbook; $79/couple, one workbook 
(Fee includes optional private consultation.) 
Campus: MCC-Longview
 
Basic Estate Planning and Wills  
Determine the appropriate estate plan for you. Topics will include: the probate process, beneficiaries, executors and guardians, property titles, powers of attorney and non-probate transfers.  
Instructor: Chinnery Law Office  
Fee - $24 
 
Blue River Longview
Tues., March 19 Tues., February 19
7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m.
 
Living Trusts  
How much do you know about trusts? Is a living trust right for you? We will discuss avoiding probate, managing your assets during incapacity, providing for beneficiaries, minimizing taxes and more.  
Instructor: Chinnery Law Office  
Fee - $24
 
Blue River Longview
Tues., March 26 Tues., February 26
7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m.
 
Now Youre an Executor!  
So, youve been asked to be the executor of someones will, but do you know what that entails? Well 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  
Fee - $24 
 
Blue River Longview
Tues., April 2 Tues., March 5
7-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m.
 
Starting a Photography Business 
You have a digital camera, and you know your pictures are better than your neighbors 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 Debras 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  
Wed., February 6-9 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $39 
 
Grant Writing Finally Made Easy 
Beginners and experienced grant writers will learn tools, tips and techniques to reduce the grant preparation time. Youll also learn how to locate grants, write clear goals and objectives, develop an evaluation plan, and prepare and justify budgets in half the time using an exclusive questionnaire-styled template. 
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Wright 
Fee - $39 
 
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Sat., April 27 Sat., March 23 Sat., May 25
9-11 a.m. 9-11 a.m. 9-11 a.m.
 
Grant Management Finally Made Easy 
Learn practical tools, tips and techniques for improving the project management associated with grants. This includes adequately developing administrative, accounting and financial systems to keep track of fiscal and programmatic reports on grant income and expenditures within the required deadlines. 
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Wright 
Fee - $39 
 
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Sat., April 27 Sat., March 23 Sat., May 25
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
 
Opening a Business or Non-Profit Finally Made Easy 
Learn innovative startup tools, tips, and techniques including how to identify trending opportunity gaps where program, products, and services are needed. Also, learn to locate or develop appropriate fundraisers, funding, and grants that could help ensure the financial health of your business or non-profit. 
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Wright 
Fee - $39 
 
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Sat., April 13 Sat., March 9 Sat., May 11
9-11 a.m. 9-11 a.m. 9-11 a.m.

Mind-Body Focus

Hatha Yoga with Meditation & Relaxation 
Increase your flexibility and decrease the stress in your life through yoga and relaxation. This class, for both beginning and intermediate skill levels, includes Hatha Yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga or exercise mat and two blocks, as well as water. 
Instructor: Kristin Gideon 
16 Mon., Starts January 28, 6-7:15 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $128 
 
Simple Meditation, Simple Breath 
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 
6 Thurs., Starts January 31, 6-7 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $59 
 
Zumba Gold 
Dance to the beatjust maybe a little slower. If you're interested in a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity, lace up your sneakers and feel the rhythm! We will focus on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. The class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance.  
Instructor: Susan Reynolds Berg 
15 Mon. & 15 Thurs, Starts Feb. 11, 12:45-1:45 p.m. 
(Note: No class the week of spring break, March 11-15) 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $210 
 
Barre Method  
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  
15 Mon. & 15 Thurs, Starts Feb. 11, 1:45-2:45 p.m. 
(Note: No class the week of spring break, March 11-15) 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $210 
 
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 in almost any physical condition, can learn this program to improve health and quality of life. 
Instructor: Nina Chen 
Campus: MCC-Longview
Fee - $54
 
Section A Section B Section C
6 Mon., Starts February 4 6 Mon., Starts March 25 6 Mon., Starts May 6
3-4 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 3-4 p.m.
Note: No class the week of spring break, March 11-15   Note: No class Memorial Day, May 27
 
Advanced Tai Chi for Arthritis 
This class is a continuation of Tai Chi for Arthritis with more advanced Tai Chi movements. You will increase awareness of the movements and enjoy progressing further through continuing practice. This class incorporates graceful and relaxing movements that can improve balance, strength, flexibility, coordination, mobility and overall integration of mind, body and spirit. 
Instructor: Nina Chen 
Campus: MCC-Longview
Fee - $54 
 
Section A Section B Section C
6 Fri., Starts February 8,  6 Mon., Starts March 25 6 Mon., Starts May 6
3-4 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 3-4 p.m.
Note: No class the week of spring break, March 11-15    
 
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 
Campus: MCC-Longview
Fee - $99 
 
Section A Section B Section C
6 Thurs. & 6 Fri., Starts February 7 6 Thurs. & 6 Fri., Starts March 28 6 Thurs. & 6 Fri., Starts May 9
3-4 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 3-4 p.m.
Note: No class the week of spring break, March 11-15    
 
Yoga for the Absolute Beginner 
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! Bring a yoga or exercise mat, two blocks, and a yoga strap, as well as water. 
Instructor: Jan Sumner 
Campus: MCC-Longview
Fee - $84
 
Section A Section B
7 Tuesdays & 7 Thursdays, Starts February 5 7 Tuesdays & 7 Thursdays, Starts April 16
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Note: No class the week of spring break, March 11-15  
 
Caring for an Aging Loved One: Quick Start 
A loved one has had a crisis and now you find yourself in the role of caregiver. Where do you begin? This intense, three-hour course provides the basic information to get started as an effective family caregiver. Topics include health, safety, daily living, living arrangements, legal, financial, caregiver support and joy. 
Instructor: Lauren Bond, RN 
MCC-Penn Valley 
Sat., March 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Fee - $39 
 
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation 
Are you looking for a way to release the stresses of life? Come learn what mindfulness meditation is, how it can benefit you and, most importantly, how to do it. By the end of the class you will know how to do a basic meditation technique and have specific strategies for applying it to daily life.  
Instructor: Nicoya Helm 
Fee - $29 
 
Section A Section B
Thurs., April 18 Thurs., May 16
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.


Photography


Creatively Capturing the Moment 
Starting with some basic concepts such as the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, we will explore depth of field, various lens types, composition techniques, an overview of Photoshop as an image editing tool and more. A major part of the class will be frequent shooting assignments. The final session will cover matting and framing, and allow you to mount your favorite image. SLR camera required.  
Instructor: Debra Lawrence  
3 Thurs., Starts Feb. 7, 6:30-9 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $64 
 
 
Creatively Fine Tuning the Moment  
This is a continuation of the Creatively Capturing the Moment class. Well 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 instructors discretion.  
Instructor: Debra Lawrence  
3 Thurs., Starts March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $59 
 
Manipulating the Moment for Photoshop 
Learn to use the powerful tools and capabilities of Photoshop. Topics discussed will include: tool usage, cropping, removing dust and scratches, adjusting colors, converting images to black and white, use of more than 100 filters and combinations, introduction to the powerful layers tool, adding text and more! We will also be learning Elements in Creative Cloud (any version). If you already use Photoshop, this class will fine-tune your skills and teach you new techniques. Bring a 2GB (or larger) USB flash drive to class.  
Instructor: Debra Lawrence  
3 Thurs., Starts April 25, 6-9 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $69 
 
Travel Photography  
Going on a trip of a lifetime? Taking a weekend break at the lake? Whether you are in your own backyard or backpacking across Europe, a travel photography class can open up a whole new world to you. Which lenses do I take? What types of shots do I look for? People or things? We go over approach, equipment and technical tips in our 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 
Wed., February, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview  
Fee - $39
 
Lightroom Basics 
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 6 or CC installed. A free trial of Lightroom is available at www.adobe.com.  
Instructor: Debra Lawrence  
Wed., February 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $29 
 
Starting a Photography Business 
You have a digital camera, and you know your pictures are better than your neighbors 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 Debras 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  
Wed., February 13, 6-9 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $39 
 
Beyond Selfies: Taking Quality Photographs with Your Cell Phone 
Are you tired of selfies? Did you just realize that you are "that guy" who only posts photos of his food? Join us in an interactive look at how to get more from your cell phone camera to document your awesome life! 
Instructor: Alexis Webb Bechtold 
Fee - $24 
 
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Tues., March 5 Tues., February 12 Tues., April 2
6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.

Photography for Beginners
 
Photography is more than just snapshots. When taken correctly, they become a personal statement that lasts a lifetime. This class will start with a simple approach with the beginner in mind in a way that anyone can grasp. Learn the basic insights and hidden secrets of photography. Bring your film Nikon or Canon Camera! 
Instructor: Jennifer Jensen 
Fee - $64 
 
Maple Woods Penn Valley
5 Tues., Starts April 23 5 Thurs., Starts April 25
6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.

Recreation

Beginning Guitar Instruction  
If you have ever wanted to learn to play guitar, this is your opportunity! We will begin with getting acquainted with the parts of the guitar and learning the names of strings and frets. You will learn basic music skills, but you will not be expected to read music. We will work on drills and scales, chords and rhythms. At the end of the course, you will apply chords to songs, and you may provide a song of your own. This beginning course will provide a foundation for further study of the guitar. Bring your acoustic guitar and prepare to enjoy the experience. Ages 12 and up!  
Instructor: Vance Brison
7 Wed., Starts March 20, 6-8pm  
Campus: Longview 
Fee - $109 
 
Golf  
Lets start with the basics! Most of the course will concentrate on swing instructionfrom set-up (grip, alignment and posture) to follow-through. Basic chipping and putting techniques, personal swing analysis, drills and correcting problems will be included. Well 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: Unity Village Golf Course  
Fairway Drive, Unity Village, MO 64065 
Fee - $79 
 
Section A Section B
5 Mon., Starts April 29 5 Mon., Starts April 29
3-4:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.
 
Letterboxing Basics 
Do scavenger hunts intrigue you? Do you like documenting all of your geocaching finds? Join adventurer-artist, Alexis Webb Bechtold, as she introduces you to a world-wide hunt that combines art, puzzle solving, teamwork and being in the great outdoors (most of the time). Not only will you learn about the secret world of letterboxing, you will also have the opportunity to create your first signature stamp to use in your future letterboxing adventures! 
Instructor: Alexis Webb Bechtold 
Fee - $29
 
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Thurs., April 4 Thurs., March 7 Wed., February 13
6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.
 
Weaving 
Have you been seeing those AMAZING wall hangings buzzing around Pinterest? Learn the art of weaving and make a unique piece of wall art sure to catch the attention of your guests. We'll use yarn, fabric, ribbon and more to make these wall hangings come to life! 
Instructor: Amy Jo  
Tues., April 30, 6-9 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $39 
 
Beginning Bridge 
Learn to play what some consider the worlds greatest game. Bridge provides a mental challenge as well as a social outlet. The four weeks of this class will cover mechanics of this trick-taking game, hand evaluation and scoring, opening bids and responding to bids, as well as lots of playing practice.  
Instructor: Kathy Rolfe 
Fee - $59
 
Blue River Longview
4 Thurs., Starts February 7 4 Tues., Starts February 5
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
Advanced Beginners Bridge 
Refine and expand on your basic bridge knowledge. Well begin with a review of opening and responding bids, then move on to competitive bidding. Youll learn what overcalls, takeout doubles and negative doubles are. There will be lots of time to review and practice, putting everything together for loads of fun! 
Instructor: Kathy Rolfe 
Fee - $69 
 
Blue River Longview
6 Thurs., Starts March 28 6 Tues., Starts March 26
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
Use Your Skill and Talent to Travel Free 
If youre thinking of retiring, changing careers, or you're 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 traveland have fun, working vacations in the USA and worldwide! Be "location independent" and work anywhere with remote jobs and online work or find volunteer or paid seasonal jobs. Avoid scams, get negotiation tips and learn the top 50 words to know in any language to travel anywhere. Gina Henry will share how she has successfully traveled for a living for the past 25 years using these tips. Book is separate $15 fee, payable to the instructor in class 
Instructor: Gina Henry  
Sat., April 6, 9 a.m.-noon 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $39 
 
The Secrets of Travel Hacking: Free Air, Hotels, and Cash-Back  
Learn how to earn hundreds of thousands of airline frequent flyer miles and hotel reward points without ever stepping foot on a plane or paying for a hotel. Become your own travel hacking expert and learn how to earn reward points quickly and simply. Flights and hotels are typically the most expensive part of your vacation budget. Save thousands of dollars and travel the world to more places than you could have dreamedfor FREE!  
Instructor: Gina Henry  
Sat., April 6, 1-3 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $29 
 
Become a Digital Nomad: How to Create Your Money-Making Travel Life on the Road  
You no longer have to choose between work and travelyou can have both by earning a living as you travel. Become a digital nomad and be location independent. Join thousands of individuals living this lifestylemany are new in their career, independent contractors, employees working remotely, families homeschooling their kids on the road, and retirees using their skill and talent to support their retirement and travel. Learn about jobs that support this lifestyle and the how to of living on the road. 
Instructor: Gina Henry  
Sat., April 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $29 

Special Interest

Certified Barbeque Judge - Its all about the que 
Calling all barbeque lovers! If youve 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 cuisinebarbeque (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: Bunny Tuttle 
Sat., March 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Fee - $75, KCBS members,  $115, non-members. Non-member fee includes one-year membership to Kansas City Barbeque Society.
 
Knot or Not a Knot? Knot tying basics 
Even if you aren't a macram artist, arborist, fisherman, sailor or elephant trainer, you will feel like you could be after learning the basics of knot-tying and rope work. You'll leave knowing how to tie things up, how to tie things down, how to tie things together, how to tie a rope around something and maybe even how to make a few practical things for your dog to chew on! Learn how to create useful knots for your everyday life. (Rope will be provided for practice during the event only.) 
Instructor: Alexis Webb Bechtold 
Sat., April 6, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Maple Woods 
Fee - $24 
 
Use Your Skill and Talent to Travel Free 
If youre thinking of retiring, changing careers, or you're 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 freeor even get paid to traveland have fun, working vacations in the USA and worldwide! Be "location independent" and work anywhere with remote jobs and online work or find volunteer or paid seasonal jobs. Avoid scams, get negotiation tips and learn the top 50 words to know in any language to travel anywhere. Gina Henry will share how she has successfully traveled for a living for the past 25 years using these tips. Book is separate $15 fee, payable to the instructor in class 
Instructor: Gina Henry  
Sat., April 6, 9 a.m.-noon 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $39 
 
The Secrets of Travel Hacking: Free Air, Hotels, and Cash-Back  
Learn how to earn hundreds of thousands of airline frequent flyer miles and hotel reward points without ever stepping foot on a plane or paying for a hotel. Become your own travel hacking expert and learn how to earn reward points quickly and simply. Flights and hotels are typically the most expensive part of your vacation budget. Save thousands of dollars and travel the world to more places than you could have dreamedfor FREE!  
Instructor: Gina Henry  
Sat., April 6, 1-3 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $29 
 
Become a Digital Nomad: How to Create Your Money-Making Travel Life on the Road  
You no longer have to choose between work and travelyou can have both by earning a living as you travel. Become a digital nomad and be location independent. Join thousands of individuals living this lifestylemany are new in their career, independent contractors, employees working remotely, families homeschooling their kids on the road, and retirees using their skill and talent to support their retirement and travel. Learn about jobs that support this lifestyle and the how to of living on the road. 
Instructor: Gina Henry  
Sat., April 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $29 
 
Pet First Aid  
Your pet is a cherished member of the family and relies on you to provide care and protection. What will you do if an emergency occurs? Pet First Aid, an American Red Cross course, presents symptoms and care for ailments and emergencies, instructions for creating a pet first-aid kit and tips for maintaining your pets 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  
Fee - $79 includes book 
 
Blue River Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Sat., March 23 Sat., March 9 Sat., April 20 Sat., April 6
9 a.m.-noon 9 a.m.-noon 9 a.m.-noon 9 a.m.-noon
 
What DYour Dog & Cat Want You to Know? 
Your dog or cat probably understands you more than you think and certainly better than you understand them. Learn some essential doggy and kitty communication, not in barks or meows, but in facial expressions and body language. Understand why your cat or dog does things that melt your heart or drive you crazy, including barking and cowering to loud noises or the use of a litter box and scratching behaviors. 
Instructor: Debra Nickelson, DVM 
Sat., May 11, 10 a.m.-noon 
Campus: MCC-Maple Woods 
Fee - $24 
 
Beginning Genealogy 
You dont need a degree in history or an unlimited travel budget. What you need is curiosity and the willingness to learn. Learn how to walk through the steps of uncovering your familys past and how to build family trees, find documents and find lost relatives. 
Instructor: Stephanie Caruthers 
Sat., April 279-11 a.m. 
Campus: Penn Valley 
Fee - $30 
 
Getting Your Foot in the Theater Door 
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. Youll 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 
4 Wed., Starts May 1, 6-8 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $59 


Technology

Introduction to MS-Word 2016  
This user-friendly word processing software has gone through many changes since its introduction in the 1980s, but it continues to be widely used in both personal and business settings. In this class, youll learn the basics: menu system, tool bar, and how to create and edit documents. In addition, see how this most recent version of Word allows you to collaborate with others on the same document. Required book can be purchased from the campus bookstore. Prerequisite: Keyboard and mouse skills.  
Fee - $74 
 
Blue River (Section A) Blue River ( Section B) Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Instructor: Cat Garrett Instructor: Cat Garrett Instructor: Teresa Wedel Instructor: Paul Sladovnik Instructor: Paul Sladovnik
2 Mon. & 1 Wed., Starts February 4 2 Tues. & 1 Thurs., Starts March 19 2 Tues. & 1 Thurs., Starts February 19 3 Mondays, Starts February 11 3 Tuesdays, Starts February 12
6-8  p.m. 2-4 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
Introduction to MS-Excel 2016  
Do you want to excel at MS-Excel? Our experienced instructor will teach you the basic functions and features of this powerful spreadsheet program. Youll learn the names of all the parts of the Excel window, such as the Quick Access Toolbar, ribbon, tab, cell and formula bar. Create a spreadsheet; discover the most commonly-used functions to make powerful calculations; and learn tips, tricks and shortcuts. Whether you want to learn to use Excel for personal or business use, this class will help you master the basics. Required book can be purchased from the campus bookstore. Prerequisite: Basic keyboard and mouse skills. 
 
Blue River (Section A) Blue River ( Section B) Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Instructor: Cat Garrett Instructor: Cat Garrett Instructor: Teresa Wedel Instructor: Paul Sladovnik Instructor: Paul Sladovnik
2 Mon. & 2 Wed., Starts February 25 2 Tues. & 2 Thurs., Starts April 30 2 Tues. & 2 Thurs., Starts March 19 3 Mon., Starts May 6 3 Tues., Starts May 7
6-8 p.m. 2-4 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
Fee - $84 Fee - $84 Fee - $84 Fee - $74 Fee - $74
 
Introduction to MS-Office 2016  
Learn the most commonly used parts of the Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. These three applications are included in even the most basic plans offered by Microsoft. Learn to create, format, enhance, save and print your documents, spreadsheets and presentations using Microsoft Office 2016. Youll learn the basics of the ribbon, the Backstage view and the Quick Access Toolbar. Required book can be purchased from the campus bookstore. Prerequisite: Basic keyboard and mouse skills.  
 
Blue River (Section A) Blue River ( Section B) Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Instructor: Cat Garrett Instructor: Cat Garrett Instructor: Teresa Wedel Instructor: Paul Sladovnik Instructor: Paul Sladovnik
2 Tues. & 2 Thurs. Starts February 12 2 Mon. & 2 Wed., Starts April 1 2 Tues. & 2 Thurs., Starts January 31 3 Mon., Starts April 15 3 Tues., Starts April 16
2-4 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
Fee - $84 Fee - $84 Fee - $84 Fee - $74 Fee - $74
 
Computer Essentials: Just the Basics 
If you have never worked with computers or are a very new user, join us for this easy-paced introductory class. We will cover the basics of using the mouse, opening and using programs, saving and printing your documents and survival skills for the new computer user.  
 
Instructor: Cat Garrett 
Campus: Blue River 
Fee - $84 
 
Section A Section B
2 Tues. & 2 Thurs., Starts January 22 2 Mon. & 2 Wed., Starts April 15
2-4 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
Excel for Business Applications  
If you need to learn more in-depth functions of MS-Excel to help you get ahead, join us in this intermediate-level class. Discover how to sort and filter data; insert tables, pivot tables and charts; and perform advanced formulas. Learn various ways to make calculations, analyze your data using advanced features, and get tips and tricks to gain proficiency in this respected spreadsheet program. Start your journey down the path of becoming a power user! Required book can be purchased from the campus bookstore. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS-Excel or Introduction to MS-Office 2016.   
Fee - $74 
 
Blue River Longview
Instructor: Michael Mac Kettner Instructor: Teresa Wedel
2 Mon. & 1 Wed., Starts March 18 2 Tues. & 1 Thurs., Starts April 2
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
Beginning MS-Access 2016 for Advanced MS-Excel Users  
Are you using MS-Excel like a database? Find out when your needs would be better suited to MS-Access, Microsoft Offices 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, its time to consider MS-Access. 
 
Instructor: Michael Mac Kettner  
2 Tues. & 1 Thurs., Starts April 2, 6-8 p.m.  
Campus: MCC-Blue River 
Fee - $7
 
Windows 10 
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. Come explore this new system, which is designed to integrate seamlessly with mobile devices and bring a new level of innovation and security to all users. 
Fee - $39 
 
Blue River Longview
Instructor: Cat Garrett Instructor: Teresa Wedel
Thurs., March 28 Thurs., April 25
2-4 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
Explore Google Docs & Drive 
The Google suite of products, G Suite, is a free on-line source for storing and creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations and much more. The course will introduce you to all of the aspects of Google Drive and how to navigate its most-used tool, Google Docs, Googles version of a simple word-processing application. 
Fee - $84 
 
Blue River Longview
Instructor: Amy Taylor Instructor: Megan Chambers
2 Mon. & 2 Wed., Starts February 25 2 Tues. & 2 Thurs., Starts February 26
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
One-on-One Computer Training
Get the attention you need on a computer project you choose. While the Community Education program offers group computer classes on many subjects, one-on-one lessons can be a better way to learn for some people. Select your topic and call to schedule your training. Some topics our instructor can assist with are:
* basic computer skills
* email basics
* software applications such as MS-Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access or Outlook
* navigating the internet
* completing a mail merge
There are many possibilities! All instruction will be in a computer lab on one of the MCC campuses. Both day and evening sessions are available.
Note: Upon your initial inquiry, we will discuss your specific needs so that our instructor is prepared to work with you. We require each session to be a minimum of two hours, which we have found to be beneficial for both student and instructor. Two people may attend together, if they are interested in the same training. Fees for the sessions are payable in advance, at the time of enrollment, as follows:
* One person, 2-hour session: $100
* Two person, 2-hour session: $80 per person
Call the Metropolitan Community College information office at 816.604.1000 for more information.

Writing & Publishing

Vlogs: What's Your Style? 
The future of oral storytelling has a growing outlet in online video. In this class, well talk about the different types of vlogging that might fit the story you want to tell. Well also look at different platforms for vlogging and which might be the best for your story. 
Instructor: Alexis Webb Bechtold 
Fee - $29
 
Longview Maple Wood  Penn Valley
Mon., March 4 Wed., April 3 Tues., February 19
6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.
 
Creative Writing: Focus on Short Fiction 
The best writers of fiction bring a story to life, allowing the reader to imagine the world of the story as if he could step through the pages of the book and be a part of that world. Do you have an imaginary world 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 readers attention to the very end 
Instructor: Angela Corbin-Blevins  
6 Wed., Starts January 30, 6-8:30 p.m 
Campus: MCC-Longview 
Fee - $84 
 
Four Steps to Begin Writing Your Book  
Do you have a book inside of you, but do not know how to put it onto paper? This class will share four steps to finally getting your book out of your head and onto paper! During this class, you will actually begin the writing process with the guidance and oversight of a professional writer. The instructor is the author of 26 books and has been helping aspiring authors for more than 15 years. Course workbook included in class fee. 
Instructor: Grace LaJoy Henderson  
Fee: $36  
 
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Tues., February 5 Tues., April 9 Tues., March 5
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
Steps to Producing Your Book 
Do you have a book written, but need help formatting it into a professional product? What should the front cover look like? What information should be included on the back cover and inside pages? Learn the steps to producing your book from an experienced author. You will leave this class motivated to complete your book! Course workbook included in class fee. 
Instructor: Grace LaJoy Henderson  
Fee: $36 
 
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Tues., February 12 Tues., April 16 Tues., March 12
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

 

Steps to Publishing Your Own Book  
Do you desire to publish your own book, but dont know where to begin? During this class, students will learn the steps necessary to produce, copyright and publish their own book. Learn what tasks you can do yourself and what tasks canand shouldbe contracted out. You will learn the differences between publishing printed books and digital books. Get the information you need to get your book in front of readers! Course manual included in class fee.  
Instructor: Grace LaJoy Henderson  
Fee: $49
 
Longview Maple Woods Penn Valley
Tues., February 19 Tues., April 23 Tues., March 19
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.
 
Creative ways to Market and Promote Your Book  
Have you published your book, but need insight on how to market and promote it? This class provides tips to help you determine your target market and make your book more available to potential buyers. Learn how to use online and offline tools to help more readers learn about your book and the best avenues to secure book sales. Well talk about the best time to begin promoting your book, which may be earlier than you think! Course workbook included in class fee. 
Instructor: Grace LaJoy Henderson  
Fee: $36
 
Longview Maple Woods  Penn Valley
Tues., February 26 Tues., April 30 Tues., March 26
6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 6-8 p.m.

 

 

 

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