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COMPUTER CLASSES

Excel (24 Hours)

Learn the basic elements of Microsoft Excel in this hands-on environment. Create graphs and charts, use simple formulas to perform calculations, and more.

8/27-10/15, W, 5:30-8:30 PM
$70 Stewart
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Outsmart Your Android Smartphone (3 Hours)

You bought the smartphone, now what? This class will review common tasks on your Android device such as how to set up email, add your social network accounts, take and upload photos, customize your device, and much more. Bring your questions!

8/20, W, 6:00-9:00 PM
$25 Morris
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Cloud Computing (5 Hours)

Have you heard of the cloud, but aren’t sure what it is? Know about cloud computing, but want to get the most out of it for business or personal use? This course will teach you the basics of cloud computing, how to implement cloud computing, how to collaborate with others using the cloud and more! Services covered will include Dropbox, Google Drive/Docs, and iCloud.

10/28-10/30, TTh, 6:00-8:30 PM
$30 Morris
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Introduction to Google Chromebooks (5 Hours)

Are you interested in learning more about Google’s new cloud-based operating system? Have you bought a Chromebook and want to learn new tips and tricks? This course is for you! Learn how to setup your Chromebook, install apps from the Chrome web store, use Google Docs, learn about offline apps and more.

11/3-11/5, MW, 6:00-8:30 PM
$35 Morris
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Quickbooks (24 Hours)

Learn to track your company’s financial transactions even if your knowledge of accounting is limited. Quickbooks handles most mathematical tasks, such as extending amounts on invoices, calculation discounts and taxes, and totaling the balance in the checkbook.

11/12-12/8, MW, 6:00-9:00 PM
$70 Walsh
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Competent with a Computer (24 Hours)

This class is for EVERYO NE, including novices and experienced users who may have skipped some of the basics of computing with Windows. Learn foundation skills ranging from turning on and shutting down a computer to an intro to Wordpad, Internet, Clipboard, Gmail, creating, saving, and editing documents. Students will use mouse tricks and extra keys on a keyboard to work faster and smarter. No previous computer experience needed.

8/25-10/20, M, 2:00-5:00 PM
$70 Stewart
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Competent with a Computer II (24 Hours)

Now that you know the basics, let’s spend time on Windows, and how to tailor these programs and functions to your own personal and special needs. Review text editing and formatting techniques.Gain more in-depth information on file and folder structure, email, software installation, customizing the look of the computer as well as protecting the computer from viruses, malware, etc.

11/3-12/1, MW, 2:00-5:00 PM
$70 Stewart
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Microsoft Excel (24 Hours) Microsoft Certification Class New!

Data analysis tools help you track and visualize data for greater value. It also provides ways to share your data. Learn commands and features to manage workbooks while manipulating and formatting data. This class can lead to the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

8/27-10/15, W, 5:30-8:30 PM
$70 Stewart
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Microsoft Word (24 Hours) Microsoft Certification Class New!

Whether for enhancing your employability skills or just for everyday use this class will guide you through the mysteries of Microsoft Word. Learn commands and features to create, enhance, customize, and share documents. This class can lead to the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

8/18-10/13, M, 6:00-9:00 PM
$70 Stewart
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Professional Results: Portrait Retouching Using Photoshop (3 Hours)

Focus of this class will be on portraits and retouching techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Get in-depth tips with making all your portraits print ready. Experience with Photoshop needed for this class.

11/13, Th, 5:30-8:30 PM
$25 Morris
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Get Social: Social Media for Photographers (3 Hours) New!

Learn more about the most popular social media networks for photographers and why they are important. Get a jump start on developing a social media strategy that is smart, efficient, and helps you reach your goals.

12/4, Th, 5:30-8:30 PM
$30 Morris
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Photoshop Elements I (24 Hours)

Enhance photos with Adobe Elements. Practice basic photo corrections such as layers, selections, and old photo restoration. A discussion of digital photography and scanning will be included.

9/16-10/23, TTh, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
$70 Cowart
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Photoshop Elements II (24 Hours)

Now, that you have had Photoshop Elements I let’s take it a step further. This course is a continuation of the skills and tools learned in Photoshop Elements I. Students will learn additional techniques, layers, masks, file formats, and create special photographic projects. (No class on 11/11 or 11/27).

11/4-12/18, TTh, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
$70 Cowart
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Photography Classes

Digital Photography (21 Hours)

Want to learn more about digital photography for fun or a career? Instructor and professional photographer Beth Morris will teach students how to take the right kind of pictures, implement simple editing techniques, look for that ‘perfect shot’, and show off their digital work. Subjects covered will include aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, composition, and lighting.

9/11-10/23, Th, 5:30-8:30 PM
$70 Morris
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Advanced Digital Photography (21 Hours)

Explore Advanced Digital Photography with professional photographer Todd Bush through this seven week course. The class will delve deep into the more advanced camera controls as well as being sure you are comfortable with basic settings. Enjoyable, creative techniques meet the modern camera’s technical capabilities. If the class has interest, making your photos look their best and image blending with software like Photoshop will be covered. Students will need to bring a Digital SLR (DSLR) Camera and camera manual. Also, field trips may include walking, hiking/photographing in scenic destinations over moderate mountain terrain.

9/8-10/20, M, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$70 Bush
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Taking Creative Photos with your Mobile Device (2 Hours)

More and more people are creating beautiful photos from their smartphones and tablets- and you can too! Get more out of the camera feature on your smart phone or tablet with simple lighting and composition techniques.This class will also discuss different editing apps and where and how to easily share your photos. Bring your smartphone or tablet and your questions!

8/25, M, 5:30-7:30 PM
$20 Morris
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Health Occupation Classes

Certified Nursing Assistant I (160 Hours)

This state required course for those wishing to become a CNA consists of classroom work, lab, and clinical rotations. At the end of the course a separate State approved agency does the competency testing for a fee of $101. Six days of clinical rotation will be scheduled starting as early as 6:30am. Some Saturday class and lab participation may also be required. Random drug screening and criminal background checks may be required by the clinical sites. Hours could vary slightly depending upon instructional need. Students in this class may be eligible for scholarship funds.

10/14-12/23, TTh, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
$180 plus text and fees Burleson
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Phlebotomy (210 Hours)

Program content includes; communication skills when working with patients, selection of venipuncture sites, care of blood specimens, record keeping, and equipment maintenance. High school diploma or GED is required. You must be at least 18 years of age. Clinical rotations will be scheduled in addition to the dates for the classes listed below. Clinical sites may require drug testing and background checks. Preregistration is required. Students in this class may be eligible for scholarship funds.

8/18-12/11, MTh, 4:30-9:00 PM
$180 plus text and fees Burleson
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CNA Refresher (48 Hours)

This course is designed to provide individuals with a review of knowledge, skills and abilities to prepare for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Examination. Successful completion of this examination allows students to be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry. Individuals who have been listed on the registry whose certification expired less than three years prior or individuals who can provide proof of a completed state approved certification program less than three years prior, but have not been placed on the registry are eligible to take the class. Out of state certifications may also be eligible for this class. The cost of testing at the course completion is $101. Government issued photo identification and social security card are required. Students must attend all 48 hours of the course to receive a satisfactory completion and be eligible for testing.

9/9-12/2, T, 5:00-9:00 PM
$125 Robinson
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Occupational Classes

Introduction to Veterinary Assistant (24 Hours) MCC Certification New!

Part of finding a great career is doing something you love! If you love animals sign up for this Introduction to Veterinary Assistant. Learn the basics of small animal anatomy, animal safety, handling, parasite recognition, nutrition, and more. Office operations including charting, documenting, and dealing with pet owners as well as the veterinarian will be discussed. Regulations and requirements of laboratory and veterinary facilities will also be covered. This class will not result in licensure, but will provide the skills for an entry level position at veterinary offices, pharmaceutical companies, laboratories, zoos, kennels and specialty practices. Lab and clinical experiences to be included.

8/19-9/11, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
$70 plus text Stewart
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Deer, Elk and Bear – Oh My! Large Game Taxidermy (96 Hours) New!

Learn the art of skinning, fleshing, tanning and drying, and also receive instruction on habitat, casting, laws, and insight into the operation of a taxidermy business in this class. Information will be provided on certification and licensing. Bring your own deer/large game for instruction. Legal harvesting proof must be provided. This class may be eligible for scholarship opportunities. Supply list provided upon registration.

9/16-1/20, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
$180 plus supplies Pendley
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Fundamentals of Accounting for Non-financial Managers (21 Hours) New!

The truth of the matter is the bottom line counts. Whether or not your position as a department manager deals with numbers, it is important to have a basic understanding of balance sheets, income statements, cash flow, and definitely budgets.Learn to read, analyze and use financial information strategically and accurately while implementing key financial concepts and tools.

9/8-10/20, M, 6:00-9:00 PM
$70 Walsh
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Notary Public (8 Hours)

This eight-hour class prepares students for the required NC Notary Public test. To become a notary, you must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and pass the test given at the end of class. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required 24 hours before the class date. Participants must purchase and read the manual prior to the class.

9/23, T, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
$70 plus text Greene
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Licensure\Recertification

CPR (4 Hours)

This course is the basic CPR and First Aid course designed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Upon successful completion of the course students receive an AHA First Aid, CPR, and AED card which is valid for two years. It includes instruction in CPR for infants, children, and adults with practical applications using special mannequins.

12/9, T, 6:00-10:00 PM
$30 plus $7 CPR card
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Construction Trade Classes

Welding (96 Hours)

This course will teach three major processes; SMAW, GMAW, GTAW (stick, mig, and tig welding) and the cutting process. Power sources, wire-feed setup, maintenance, shielding gases, and safe practices will be covered. Lecture, demonstration, and practical applications will be used in this course. Students in this class may be eligible for scholarship opportunities.

9/23/14-1/29/15, TTh, 6:30-9:30 PM
$180 Thomas
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Carpentry (96 Hours)

Learn the core skills used by carpenters in residential and commercial settings. Topics will include safety, hand/power tool use, site prep, measurements and layout, footings and foundations, framing and much, much more. Upon completion of the class the student should be able to construct, erect, install or repair structures and fixtures made of wood. Students in this class may be eligible for scholarship opportunities.

9/2-12/11, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
$180 Vaughn
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Heritage Art Classes

Blacksmithing Fundamentals (24 Hours) New!

This introductory course will guide the student through a hands-on survey of the fundamental techniques of traditional forging. Students become familiar with the forge, its tools, layout and operation, while learning hammer control, ergonomics, and a series of forging techniques. Shop safety will be introduced and practiced. Techniques covered include: drawing, tapering, splitting, slitting and drifting, upsetting, scrolling, punching, joinery and more. Students will make their own tools and projects while learning these techniques. Registered students will be provided with a description of appropriate attire and items to bring for class. No experience necessary.

9/3-9/29, MW, 6:00-9:00 PM
$70 plus supplies Burtt
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Primitive Knife Making (24 Hours)

This class will introduce the fundamentals of hot forge work as it relates to knife making. Beginning with the selection of simple tools and appropriate scrap metal, each student will forge a simple knife blade. After forging, the knife will be filed, hardened, tempered, and a handle will be created for the completed blade. Only eight people will be admitted to this class, so register early!

10/1-10/22, MW 6:00-9:00 PM
$70 Burtt
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Beginning/Intermediate Guitar (8 Hours)

We’ll start the beginning (how-to-hold your guitar!) and progress through simple chords and strumming patterns. At the end of the session, you’ll be able to confidently play many old-time tunes in two different keys (G and D). Students need to provide their own instrument (an ACOUSTIC guitar); some “loaners” will be available by advance request. The Toneway Project book “get Started, Plus” (available at www.toneway.com) is helpful but not required.

8/18-10/13, M, 5:30-6:30 PM
$40 Townsend
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Beginning Fiddle (8 Hours) NEW!

Learn to play fiddle the old time way…see it, hear it, and learn it. You don’t have to know notes and theory. Learn some of the classic old time tunes, but more importantly, you will learn how to figure out tunes for yourself and play comfortably in a group setting. Also learn about rhythm and timing, bowing, common scales, A, D, G, so you can create your own style and have a real ‘feel’ for the instrument. Dust off your fiddle and come join us!

8/19-10/14, T, 6:00-7:00 PM
$40 Wilson
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Beginning/Intermediate Old-time Stringband (16 Hours)

This class will be team-taught, and will be divided into the appropriate levels by the instructors. It is for all old-time stringed instruments that can be played by chord: Guitar, Banjo, Autoharp, Lap Dulcimer, Fiddle and Upright Bass. Students will provide their own instruments if available: instructor will provide the Upright Bass (to be shared), and other “loaner” instruments for use in class. Students will be using songs from the Toneway Project book “Big Print Songs.” Purchase of this book is helpful, but not required, and is available at www. toneway.com. (No class 9/1).

8/18-10/13, M, 7:00-9:00 PM
$60 Meadows
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Beginning Harmonica (8 Hours) NEW!

We will learn the very basics with a goal of playing tunes with single notes and accompaniment. IF YOU CAN HUM IT, YOU CAN PLAY IT! Each student will be able to progress at his or her own pace with some individual coaching. A ten hole harmonica in the key of C is needed. A “C” harmonica can be provided at a very reasonable price by advance request.

8/19-10/7, T, 5:30-6:30 PM
$40 Lang
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Beginning/Intermediate Dulcimer (8 Hours)

The Appalachian Lap Dulcimer is the simplest instrument for beginners to learn. Because it’s tuned to a chord, there’s absolutely NO Way you can sound bad on a Lap Dulcimer (unless it’s out of tune that is)! Students may provide their own instrument, or use one of the instructors. The number of loaner instruments is limited.

8/18-10/13, M, 5:30-6:30 PM
$40 Hjemmett
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General Interest Classes

Defensive Driving (4 hours)

Eliminate points for tickets! Complete this 4-hour defensive driving course to reduce the effects of minor traffic violations. This class is made available by the District Attorney through Mayland Community College, Mountain Professionals, Inc., and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles of defensive driving. You must register before 4:30 PM on the day of the class and bring the following: driver’s license, social security number, the citation (ticket), and $65 cash or money order.

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Mountain Professionals $65 (All Pay)
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Welcome to the World of Drawing (24 Hours)

Drawing is fundamental to the visual world of art. This course is designed to improve your drawing ability as well as aid in the development of a keener visual perception. Start today and unlock your hidden artist!

9/18-12/11, Th, 6:00-8:00 PM
$60 Banner
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Beginner’s Applique (12.5 Hours) NEW!

Explore one of many methods of quilting known as applique, which is a fun way to apply smaller pieces of fabric on top of a larger piece of fabric. Create a beautiful 25” X 25” table topper. This class is designed for a confident sewer, someone who is able to sew straight seams and is familiar with their sewing machine. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

8/21-9/18, Th, 1:30-4:00 PM
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9/25-10/23, Th, 5:30-8:00 PM
$55 Franz
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Knit One Purl Two (12 Hours) New!

Enjoy the feeling you receive from creating something with your own hands? Learn the basics of the art of knitting in this beginners class lead by Doris Benfield. Receive individual attention and guidance in this true introductory course where students will leave with a finished product of their choice. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

9/9-9/25, TTh, 6:00-8:00 PM
$40 Benfield
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Beginners Massage Therapy for the Layman (8 Hours) New!

There is no denying the power of massage and bodywork. Regardless of the objectives we assign (pampering, rejuvenating, and therapeutic) or the reasons we seek this luxury (stress relief or pain management) massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. Learn the basics of this art form to share with friends and family. This class does not result in a certification.

8/30, Sa, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
$50 Large
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Advanced Massage Therapy for the Layman (8 Hours) New!

Learn more advanced skills in the practice of massage therapy. Students will get a better understanding of the anatomy of the soft tissue and muscles of the body. Students will also learn different techniques and assessments to apply to different structures of the body using therapeutic touch. This class does not result in a certification.

9/20, Sa, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
$50 Large
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Reflexology and the Unknown Body Map (8 Hours) New!

The foot has been mapped to show areas of contact to invigorate different parts of the body. After taking this class you will be able to stimulate areas on the feet to improve the function of the whole body or of specific body areas.This class does not result in a certification.

10/4, Sa, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
$50 Large
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Pre-Natal Massage (8 Hours) New!

If momma is happy, everyone is happy! This therapeutic bodywork focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be. It provides relaxation, relieves stress on weight-bearing joints and alleviates strain on the lower back and sciatic. Offered as a couple’s class, you and your partner will learn how to keep you healthy and relaxed while preparing you for the big day. 1 hour lunch break.

10/18, Sa, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
$50 Large
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NC Concealed Carry Handgun (10 Hours)

This course will provide the student with the basic instruction required to submit application for the North Carolina concealed handgun permit. Instruction will include applicable laws, handgun types and operation, safe handling, storage, and firing. The course includes a live-fire qualification. Students are required to supply 100 rounds of ammunition, a handgun, and a holster for the firing range portion of the class. Handguns are used only in the livefire portion of the course held at the firing range and are not permitted in the Campus buildings. It is recommended that students bring lunch and 100 rounds of ammunition. Hearing and eye protection will be provided. Please note, an additional fee will be required by the Sheriff’s Office in order to register for permit.

10/18, Sa, 8:00 AM-6:30 PM
$85 Burtt
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Beginners Expressive Veil Dance (10 Hours)

Throughout the years, dance and music have contributed to gatherings and celebrations by uniting families, enhancing physical movement, and intriguing audiences. In Oriental and Middle Eastern dance the veil has been used as a prop or extension of the body. With a few simple instructions and a lot of fun, you can learn to let go and move with the flow of the tunes. Each movement becomes a journal entry while you learn to perform a beautiful, yet elegant form of dance. No previous experience necessary. Dress comfortably. Please bring three yards of material (polyester) to be used as a veil. Please provide the name and artist of one of your favorite songs.

9/10-10/8, W, 6:00-8:00PM
$25 Karam
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Intermediate Veil Dance (16 Hours) NEW!

Graduates of Beginners Expressive Veil Dance will love the Intermediate version where you will broaden the spectrum of Veil Dancing by incorporating more Belly Dance sure to improve muscle tone, balance and strength. Various other styles of dance will be introduced as well, by combining other forms of musical and dance expressions into the mix. Students are asked to bring 3 yards of your choice of material (polyester) to be used as a veil. Learn, dance, play and inspire!

9/9-10/28, T, 6:00-8:00 PM
$40 Karam
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Getting Started with Essential Oils (2 Hours) NEW!

Would you like to use essential oils but aren’t sure where to start? Learn what essential oils are, safety, methods of application and traditional uses of 15 oils and blends. Each student will receive oil samples and a handbook.

11/4, T, 6:00-8:00 PM
$30 Woods
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Making Your Own Bath and Beauty Products with Essential Oils (2 Hours) NEW!

Get started with making your own natural products and gifts! This class covers indgredients, essential oils and how to make bath salts, body butter, body scrub, after sun oil, and pillow spray. You will make one of each to take home.

11/18, T, 6:00-8:00PM
$30 Woods
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Making Your Own Natural Cleaning Products with Essential Oils (2 Hours)

Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals. Learn to make your own cleaning products with antibacterial, antiviral and great smelling essential oils. We will make an all purpose cleaner, air freshner, carpet fresh, bathroom cleaner and laundry soap.

12/2, T, 6:00-8:00 PM
$30 Woods
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