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Phone: 816-604-1000

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 life's 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 and Business

Explore a Career in Medical Coding

This is your chance to find out what it’s really like to be a medical coder. In this course, you’ll learn exactly what medical coders do on a daily basis. You’ll learn to use the CPT manual and the ICD-10-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure which will give you a leg up on other people who are new to this career. The knowledge you gain here will help you work almost anywhere in the medial field—doctors’ offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes, insurance agencies, or even the comfort of your own home.

To register for this self-paced online class to go: Medical Coding

Instructor: Self-paced tutorial
Starts: June 12, July 17, & August 14
Campus: Online (Self-paced) 
Duration of Access: 3 months
Fee: $115

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach

This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.

To register for this instructor-led online class to go: Medical Terminology

Instructor: Douglas Best
Starts: June 12, July 17, & August 14
Campus: Online (Instructor-led) 
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Fee: $115

Online Marketing for Creative Entrepreneurs

Wanting to build an online business but you have no idea where to start? Learn the strategies you need to get your business launched. We’ll walk through step by step exactly what you need to establish your presence online and start generating income from your passions. This class is perfect for people interested in selling digital products, courses, and services through online marketing. 

Instructor: Amy Jo
4 Mondays / July 1 - 22
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Campus: MCC-Longview
Fee: $84

 Project Management Fundamentals

In this six-week course, an experienced Project Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You'll become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project. You'll learn about project politics and ethics, project measurements, and project closure. You'll be able to develop all sections of a project plan, you'll become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and you'll develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas.

To register for this instructor-led online class to go: Project Management

Instructor: Tony Swaim
Starts: June 12, July 17, & August 14
Campus: Online (Instructor-led) 
Duration of Access: 3 months
Fee: $115

Mind-Body Focus

Essential Oil

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
Tuesday / July 16
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Campus: MCC-Longview
Fee: $39

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
12 Mondays / June 3 - August 26
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Campus: MCC-Longview
Fee: $105

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

Session  A session B
6 Mondays / June 24 - July 29 4 Mondays / August 5 - 26
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $66 Fee: $44

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

Session A session B
6 Fridays / June 21 - July 26 5 Fridays / August 2 - 30
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $66  Fee: $ 55


Discover Digital Photography

Whether you're new to photography or a long-term photographer looking to move comfortably into the new world of digital work, this class provides opportunities for putting digital photography to use. This course introduces the technology that has catapulted the photographic world into the 21st century. You'll explore a board overview of the basics of digital photography, including equipment, software, and practical uses. We'll discuss different types of digital cameras, from phones and tablets to digital SLRs, all of which offer a wide array of photographic options. We'll also help you decide what type of equipment fits your needs, and you'll have hands-on exercises so you can explore the areas that interest you.

To register for this instructor-led online class to go: Digital Photography

Instructor: Beverly Richards Shulz
Starts: June 12, July 17, & August 14
Campus: Online (Instructor-led) 
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Fee: $99

Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer

Come and discover the fascinating world through a photographer’s eye. This course will teach you what you need to capture scenes from around the world and bring them back to your home. You will discover tips for digital photographers, and how to use both traditional techniques, as well as those unique to digital equipment. You will learn how to get the best shots of animals in captivity and animals in the wild. You will discover ways to blend in with nature and the best kind of equipment for specialized shooting. You will discover tips on taking shots for professional use and those to treasure from a family vacation. 

To register for this instructor-led online class to go: Travel Photography

Instructor: Beverly Richards Shulz
Starts: June 12, July 17, & August 14
Campus: Online (Instructor-led) 
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Fee: $99




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. You’ll 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.

Fee: $84

blue River (Session B)
Instructor: Courtenay Wills
2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays / July 9 - 18
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Maple Woods
Instructor: Eunice Terry
2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays / July 23 - August 1
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Penn Valley (Session A) Penn Valley (Session B)
Instructor: Eunice Terry Instructor: Cat Garrett
2 Mondays & 2 Wednesdays / June 24 - July 3 2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays / July 23 - August 1
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


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. You’ll learn the basics of the ribbon, the Back stage view and the Quick Access Toolbar. Required book can be purchased from the campus bookstore. Prerequisite: Basic keyboard and mouse skills.

Fee: $84

Maple Woods penn valley
Instructor: Eunice Terry Instructor: Cat Garrett
2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays / July 9 - 18 2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays / July 9 - 18
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Prezi: Make Your Presentation Zoom

Create beautiful, dynamic presentations using Prezi, the powerful – and free – cloud-based tool. Get acquainted with Prezi style, how it works and its tools. Learn to add and arrange text, images, shapes and diagrams on your digital canvas when you create your first Prezi. Discover how to collaborate with others on your Prezi by sharing and presenting remotely. Come to class with a topic you would like to create a presentation about and learn the best way to present it.

Fee: $44

Longview Penn Valley
Instructor: Courtenay Hill Instructor: Courtenay Hill
Monday & Wednesday / July 8 & 10 Tuesday & Thursday / July 23 & 25
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Digital Literacy

Chances are, you have an electronic device in your hand sometime during the day—perhaps a lot of time. You might even be reading this on an electronic device! But are you digitally literate enough to have the critical analysis skills to be successful in the workplace? In this short course, you’ll gain a basic understanding of how computers work: operating systems, hardware and software, networks, security concepts, and more. You’ll also learn the basics of how the Internet works: public versus private networks, domain name systems, internet protocols, web browsers, and more. Learn to “speak computer” and increase your value to potential employers!

Instructor: Ina Montgomery
2 Mondays & 2 Wednesdays / August 5 - 14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus: Blue River 
Fee: $84

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.