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Certification Prep

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.

7/29-10/7, TWTh, 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
$180 plus text and fees Shepard
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9/1-12/17, MTW 6:00-9:00 PM
$180 plus text and fees Fox
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10/27-1/27, TWTh, 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
$180 plus text and fees Shepard
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Nurse Assistant I (168 Hours)

This state-required course is for those wishing to become a CNA and 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 (8 Hours each) will be scheduled starting as early as 6:30 AM. 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.

5/18-8/5, MTW, Class 8:00 AM-12:00 PM; Clinicals Sa 8 Hours
$180 plus text & fees Pittman
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Therapeutic Massage (668 Hours)

This program provides participants with the basic information and skills needed to qualify to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Graduates who pass this exam may apply for licensure to practice in North Carolina. Students will be prepared to work in direct care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction and kneading of the body’s soft tissues to support wellness throughout the lifespan. Graduates who become licensed should qualify for employment opportunities in hospitals and other medical settings, rehabilitation centers, sport or health clubs, retirement communities, day spas, resorts, and private practice. Admission to the program is available on a first come, first served basis and requires that the applicant be at least 18 years of age by the first day of class and a high school graduate or equivalent (GED). Students will also be required to demonstrate reading proficiency either by college transcripts, a computerized placement test, or the TABE reading test. Students in this class may be eligible for scholarship funds.

9/8/2015-5/26/2016, MTWTH, 8:30 AM -2:30 PM; Some Fridays 8:30-2:30 PM will also be required
$180, plus text and fees Loveland
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Electronic Health Records Specialist (104 Hours)

Learn to navigate Electronic Medical Record Software, protect the privacy and security of patient information, review patient records for accuracy and completeness and audit patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. AT the successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification Exam for $105. High school diploma or GED is required.

5/19-9/10, TTh, 2:30-5:30 PM
$180 Shephard
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START Hospitality (180 Hours)

training program that gives students and people reentering the work force the real‑world knowledge and skills needed for a long-term career in the lodging industry. START provides training for hospitality positions required of lodging operations. Topics include: front office, reservations, housekeeping, bell services; restaurant service, banquet setup; guest service professionalism and career exploration. Instructor, Jeani Banks, has a degree in Hospitality Management and a degree in Journalism and Advertising. She is certified in the American Hotel & Lodging Association Institute START program and as well as ServSafe. Her hospitality background includes restaurant, resort and private country club experience. As Tour & Agency Sales Manager at Amelia Island Plantation she arranged meetings, overnight accommodations, and catering services for business groups. As a co-partner of award-winning Mountain Air Country Club she oversaw operations for lodging, housekeeping, spa services, golf, dining, concierge, fitness, children's programs, tennis, and special events. She brings a wealth of valuable knowledge to the class.

6/8-9/16, MTW, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
$180 Banks
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Microsoft Office Certification (132 Hours)

Stand out from the crowd by earning the prestigious Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in both Word and Excel as well as obtaining your Notary certification in this multifaceted new class. This class will guide you through the mysteries of Microsoft Word and you will learn commands and features to create, enhance, customize, and share documents. Then you will learn how to analyze data in order to track and visualize data. At the end of the class you will be eligible to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exam in order to receive your certification.

5/26-9/24, TTh, 12:00-4:00 PM
$180 Byrd
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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. Upon successful completion of the course students receive an AHA First Aid, CPR and AED card which is valid for two years. This class includes instruction in CPR for infants, children and adults with practical applications using special mannequins.

7/25, Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
$30 plus $5 for CPR card Ollis
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Business and Careers

START Hospitality (180 Hours)

training program that gives students and people reentering the work force the real‑world knowledge and skills needed for a long-term career in the lodging industry. START provides training for hospitality positions required of lodging operations. Topics include: front office, reservations, housekeeping, bell services; restaurant service, banquet setup; guest service professionalism and career exploration. Instructor, Jeani Banks, has a degree in Hospitality Management and a degree in Journalism and Advertising. She is certified in the American Hotel & Lodging Association Institute START program and as well as ServSafe. Her hospitality background includes restaurant, resort and private country club experience. As Tour & Agency Sales Manager at Amelia Island Plantation she arranged meetings, overnight accommodations, and catering services for business groups. As a co-partner of award-winning Mountain Air Country Club she oversaw operations for lodging, housekeeping, spa services, golf, dining, concierge, fitness, children's programs, tennis, and special events. She brings a wealth of valuable knowledge to the class.

6/8-9/16, MTW, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
$180 Banks
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ServSafe Food Protection Manager (16 Hours)

Learn about foodborne illness, how to prevent it and how to train employees in food sanitation. Choose from several online, classroom and language options. Earn nationally accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association. All restaurants in North Carolina require someone ServSafe certified be on staff at all times. Students will be responsible for purchasing materials and test.

6/23-6/25, TTh, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
$70 plus text McCurry
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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.

8/3, M, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
$70 plus required Manual Greene
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Construction Trades

Welding – MCC Certificate (96 Hours)

This course will teach three major processes: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW (stick, mig, and tig welding) as well as cutting. 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. Preregistration is required. Students in the class may be eligible for scholarship funds.

6/2-9/3, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
$180 Guerrero
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Intro to Renewable Energy (12 Hours) NEW!

Learn about solar electricity, solar water and space heating, wind power, micro-hydro power, tax incentives, and financial evaluations of projects in this informative class. Class will include a visit to local installations. Local renewable energy installers David Wilson and Ron Frazier will instruct.

6/2-7/7, T, 6:00-8:00 PM
$70 Wilson and Frazier
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Health Care and Healthy Living

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.

7/29-10/7, TWTh, 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
$180 plus text and fees Shepard
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9/1-12/17, MTW 6:00-9:00 PM
$180 plus text and fees Fox
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10/27-1/27, TWTh, 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
$180 plus text and fees Shepard
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Certified Nurse Assistant I (168 Hours)

This state-required course is for those wishing to become a CNA and 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 (8 Hours each) will be scheduled starting as early as 6:30 AM. 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.

5/18-8/5, MTW, Class 8:00 AM-12:00 PM; Clinicals Sa 8 Hours (8/3-8/5 for HRD)
$180 plus text & fees Pittman
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Therapeutic Massage (668 Hours)

This program provides participants with the basic information and skills needed to qualify to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Graduates who pass this exam may apply for licensure to practice in North Carolina. Students will be prepared to work in direct care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction and kneading of the body’s soft tissues to support wellness throughout the lifespan. Graduates who become licensed should qualify for employment opportunities in hospitals and other medical settings, rehabilitation centers, sport or health clubs, retirement communities, day spas, resorts, and private practice. Admission to the program is available on a first come, first served basis and requires that the applicant be at least 18 years of age by the first day of class and a high school graduate or equivalent (GED). Students will also be required to demonstrate reading proficiency either by college transcripts, a computerized placement test, or the TABE reading test. Students in this class may be eligible for scholarship funds.

9/8/2015-5/26/2016, MTWTH, 8:30 AM -2:30 PM; Some Fridays 8:00-3:00 PM will also be required
$180 plus text and fees Loveland
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Electronic Health Records Specialist (104 Hours)

Learn to navigate Electronic Medical Record Software, protect the privacy and security of patient information, review patient records for accuracy and completeness and audit patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. AT the successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification Exam for $105. High school diploma or GED is required.

5/19-9/10, TTh, 2:00-5:00 PM
$180 Shephard
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Computer Technology

Microsoft Office Certification (132 Hours)

Stand out from the crowd by earning the prestigious Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in both Word and Excel as well as obtaining your Notary certification in this multifaceted new class. This class will guide you through the mysteries of Microsoft Word and you will learn commands and features to create, enhance, customize, and share documents. Then you will learn how to analyze data in order to track and visualize data. At the end of the class you will be eligible to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exam in order to receive your certification.

5/26-9/17, TTh, 12:00-4:00 PM
$180 Byrd
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Competent with a Computer I (24 Hours)

This class is for EVERYONE, 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.

6/2-7/7, T 5:00-9:00 PM
$70 Byrd
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Competent with a Computer II (24 Hours)

Expand on basic PC knowledge. Review text editing and formatting techniques. Gain more in-depth information on library, file and folder structure, Gmail, software installation, customizing the look of the computer as well as protecting the computer from viruses, malware, etc.

7/14-9/1, T, 5:30-8:30 PM
$70 Byrd
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Introduction to Windows 8.1 (6 Hours)

Microsoft Windows 8.1 is the latest version of the most popular Operating System in the world. This version introduces some major changes to Windows while keeping many of its same features. This course will introduce you to Windows 8.1 and demonstrates the new features and functionalities.

7/13-7/20, M, 1:00-4:00 PM
$35 plus text Byrd
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Organize Your Life with Evernote (24 Hours) NEW!

Organize anything and everything with Evernote. With Evernote you can capture and centralize just about anything including web sites, photos, office documents, PDFs, sound files, etc. You will learn to cross reference using tags and can be used on different platforms such as IOS, Android, Microsoft, and Ubuntu. Evernote will simplify your life.

5/28-7/16, Th, 5:30-8:30 PM
$70 Byrd
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Mac 101 (9 Hours)

New to the world of Apple computers? This class will help guide you in using the software that comes loaded on your new Mac including iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie, and Garageband. Discussion on additional Mac related software will also be provided. Bring a Mac laptop or iPad to participate in this class.

6/8-6/10, MTW, 5:30-8:30 PM
$35 Morris
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Mac 201 (9Hours)

Dive deeper into programs that come on Mac computers! This class will focus on the tools used in Garageband, iMovie, and iPhoto. Additional Apple related software will be discussed. Bring your Mac laptops and your creativity to this interactive class.

6/15-6/17, MTW, 5:30-8:30 PM
$35 Morris
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Google Drive, What’s it Good For? (3 Hours) NEW!

Always have the latest version of your files and Google Docs ready and available by using Google Drive! You can read, share, edit and collaborate from anywhere. Get an introductory lesson to becoming the most efficient you.

6/17, W, 6:00-9:00 PM
$25 Morris
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Introduction to Architecture Design and Drafting (24 Hours)

Whether laying out a wood deck or constructing a high-rise building, learn the 5 steps of design, drafting and managing the construction of your project. The 5 steps covered in the course include the following: programming; schematic design; design development; construction documents with emphasis on using Autocad software; construction administration (management).

6/3-7/22, W, 6:00-9:00 PM
$70 Cervoni
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Introduction to Solid Modeling (80 hours) NEW!

This course in an introduction to basic three-dimensional solid modeling and design software. Topics include basic design, creation, editing, rendering and analysis of solid models, and creation of multiview drawings.

5/19-7/16, TWTh, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$180 Duvall
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Introduction to 3D Design - Part 1 (18 Hours) NEW!

Have you been following all the news about 3D models and 3D printing? Would you like to learn how to design and prototype your own ideas? This class begins with the basics of 3D design using SolidWorks software. You’ll become familiar with the software and will learn how to start with a sketch and convert the sketch into a 3D model. After you learn the basics of SolidWorks, you’ll progress to creating designs based on your own ideas and you’ll even be able to make your own prototypes on a 3D printer.

7/6-8/10, M, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (No class 5/25)
$70 Woodward
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Introduction to Apple iPads (3 Hours)

Want to know more about your iPad? Learn more about applications and resources to get the most out of your iPad. Learn how to use basic features such as Safari, Calendar, Sear and more. Also learn how to use the iTunes app store to download purchased and free applications.

6/3, W, 5:30-8:30 PM
$20 Powell
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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 you social network accounts, take and upload photos, show you how to customize your device, and much more. Bring your questions!

7/20, M, 5:30-8:30 PM
$25 Morris
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Introduction to Google Chromebooks (6 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.

7/6-7/8, MW, 5:30-8:30 PM
$25 Morris
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Photography/Photo Editing

Photography: Working with Lighting (6 Hours) NEW!

Light is an important aspect when shooting photos. Both natural and unnatural lighting can create imaginative and beautiful images. This class will look at different sources of lighting, using different lighting positioning, using a flash, and studio lighting techniques. Bring your camera for a hands-on learning experience.

8/13-8/18, TTh, 5:30-8:30 PM
$30 Morris
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Hidden and Hard to Find Features in Photoshop (3 Hours)

Photoshop has many tools and features for use, and often users only scratch the surface to what is available. Learn tips and tricks to uncover hard to find features in Photoshop that will help maximize your work time using this program. Some Photoshop experience required for this course.

5/20, W, 5:30-8:30
$25 Morris
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Professional Results: Portrait Retouching using Photoshop (3 Hours)

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

5/18, M, 5:30-8:30 PM
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7/9, Th, 5:30-8:30 PM
$25 Morris
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Smartphone Photos (2 Hours)

Gain tips on creating beautiful photos from your smartphone or tablet device! Learn about the camera features on your device and how to take better photos using composition and lighting techniques. This class will also discuss different editing apps and how to easily share your photos. Bring your devices to class for a hands-on experience.

7/20, M, 5:30-7:30 PM
$25 Morris
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Camera and Photography Basics (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. Bring your camera and questions!

6/18-7/9, TTH, 5:30-8:30 PM
$70 Morris
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Art/Music

Beginning Blacksmithing (24 Hours)

Learn beginning blacksmithing hands-on using all 10 basic forging techniques. You will choose proper steel, hot forge it to shape, harden and temper it. Instructor Paul Lundquist will teach you foundational skills that can be used in many ways. After basics are covered a custom program will be arranged for each student to achieve their goals including making the tools needed. Paul Lundquist has been a full time blacksmith since 1973 and has taught at Campbell Folk School, Arrowmont, and at ABANA conferences. He has a successful business in architectural ironwork & toolmaking.

6/2-6/25, TTh 6:00-9:00 PM
$70 Lundquist plus $30 supply fee
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Blacksmithing Weekend Intensive (12 Hours) NEW!

Forge hot iron in this weekend intensive class for artists. Try your hand at forging hot iron with guided projects chosen to acquire basic skills and let you make finished pieces in a short time. Begin to understand the potential of this ancient craft and its applications today and expand your abilities by integrating blacksmithing in your own work. Paul Lundquist has been a full time blacksmith since 1973 and has taught at Campbell Folk School, Arrowmont, and at ABANA conferences. He has a successful business in architectural ironwork & toolmaking.

5/29-5/31, F, 6:00-9:00 PM, Sa, 9:00-3:00 PM, Su, 1:00-5:00 PM
$70 Lundquist plus $30 supply fee
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Small Scale Forging for Jewelry and Sculpture (14 Hours) NEW!

Learn fast and efficient techniques for forging jewelry from copper, brass, silver, and gold. Topics will include forging, forming, fabrication, and finishing choices. Also design applications for one-of-a-kind and production work will be addressed, as well as bench tricks, tool choices, tool making, and low tech casting. Some metal experience is helpful, but all skill levels are welcome. A material list will be provided upon registration.

8/1-8/2, SaSu, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (1 hour lunch)
$70 Charneski
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Painting (18 Hours)

Learn to paint in this fun, interactive class. This class is open to all levels and is a very flexible, based on your own style class. Please bring your own supplies, any medium, and at least a red, yellow and blue paint. With a little instructor guidance you will be able to create or finish your masterpiece.

9/3-10/8, Th, 3:00-6:00 PM
$50 Larkins
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Beginning to Intermediate Folk Guitar Performance (15 Hours) NEW!

Learn basic performance skills on guitar, including chord structure, along with vocal accompaniment and harmony. Will explore diverse music selection centering on various folk guitar styles. Gain confidence and experience performing before an audience. Study and employ methods for rehearsing and song collecting. Overview of PA equipment set-up and microphone use. Overview of computer software for recording, musical notation and collection. Students are required to bring their acoustic guitar to each class.

5/21-7/23, Th, 6:30-8:00 PM
$50 Speas
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Make Your Own Heritage Quilt Block (12 Hours)

Have you always wanted to paint your own quilt block for your house or cabin? If you have then this is the class for you. No painting skills needed. Class will begin with a look at the heritage behind the quilt block trails and then you will learn how to create a unique design for your quilt block. You will draw and paint your block and at the end of the class you will leave with a finished block. The size of each block will be 2ft x 2ft. The cost for the blank block will be $25. The paint cost will be $20. Class will be held at Mountain Heritage High School.

6/22-6/25, MTWTh, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$50 plus $45 materials fee Edwards
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Learn to Knit (10 Hours)

This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to knit. You will learn Continental Style which is great for brand new knitters. This style works best for right handed knitters. During the class you will learn to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, increase and decrease, and some simple stitch patterns by knitting a sampler. With your newly acquired knitting skills you will finish the class by knitting a pair of mittens. By the end of class you should be able to follow and knit an intermediate level knitting pattern. The instructor, Elke, was taught by her mom when she was six and has never stopped knitting. Students need to bring to class size 5 and 7 straight knitting needles. Everything else will be supplied in the supply kit which will include hand dyed yarn for the mittens.

6/2-6/30, T, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
$40 plus $14 material fee Spirakis
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How to "Read" and Trouble Shoot your Knitting (3 Hours)

You already know how to knit, but you keep forgetting where you left off in your knitting, or how to cast on, or perhaps you add or lose stitches. In this class you will learn simple methods of determining where you are in your knitting project and how to fix mistakes. You need to know how to knit already and bring a knitting project so you can practice in class. The instructor will also bring knitted pieces into class for the students to practice on. The instructor, Elke, has been knitting since her mom taught her at age six and owns Wellspring Farm.

7/14, T, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$20 Spirakis
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The Scarf Project (3 Hours)

Create your own unique design for your scarf project. There are hundreds of combinations of knit and purl stitches that you can use to create your own unique scarf or neck warmer. In this class we will explore some of these combinations and get you started on your own scarf. Please bring to class your choice of yarn, please avoid novelty and fuzzy yarns as you will not be able to see the patterns you are creating, and knitting needles. Some knowledge of knitting basics, knit and purl stitch, casting on and binding off is needed.

7/21, T, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$20 Spirakis
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Playing with Wet Felting (3 Hours)

Wet felting is a method of making wool fabric using water, soap and pressure. In this class, you will explore flat wet felting, 3 dimensional and making balls. The instructor, Elke, owns Wellspring Farm where she raises sheep and llamas. The wools used in the workshop will be from the animals on the farm. Class will be held outside.

8/5, W, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
$20 plus $10 material fee Spirakis
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Hand Building Pottery

Beginners Welcome!! “Slump it, hump it, or keep it flat”!! This is your start to finish pottery class. Learn how to make tiles, box building, patchwork pots, and cups with handle, then dry, glaze and start a kiln. In this class you will design and create your own piece of art using soft, hard, and coil raised hand-building techniques. Class will be held at High Country Ceramic Arts.

6/1 – 7/1, MW 6-9:30PM
$125 plus HCCA fees Fondaw
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Creative Ceramics (40 Hours)

Learn basic pottery wheel and hand building techniques or expand your skills. Wheel throwing, slab building, coil building, use of molds, and combinations of these methods will be utilized. Clay is a very expressive material! We will explore ways to alter and refine ceramic form through various reductive and additive sculptural techniques. Surface treatments will include slips and glazes. Class will be held at High Country Ceramic Arts.

6/12-7/31, F, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
$125 plus HCCA fees Fondaw
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Horticulture/Farming

Brain Tanning Deerskins (20 Hours) NEW!

During this 3 day workshop, you will create a beautiful hair off buckskin leather the old fashioned way using the brains of the animal to make the leather soft. This method has been used by Native Americans for hundreds of years to create a soft chamois type of leather. You will take home a finished, smoked brain tanned deerskin. Registration fee covers all materials, supplies and dinner Friday and Saturday. Class will be held at Fun Frolic Farm on South Toe.

5/22-5/24, F 12:00-5:00 PM, Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Su 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
$215 Gordon
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Dairy Goats and Cheese Making (14 Hours) NEW!

Get the full experience of making cheese from milking the goats to the actual process of handling milk, cooking curds, pressing and prepping cheeses to be aged during this 2 day workshop. Class will be held at Fun Frolic Farm on South Toe.

5/15-5/16, FSa, 9:00 AM-4 PM.
$130 Gordon
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Breathing Life Back into the Forgotten Tobacco Farms (3 Hours)

Alan and Susan are the Yancey County recipients of the 2015 WNC Ag Options Grant. They will discuss Specialty Crops, Agri-Tourism and more to help farmers wanting to transition. Class will be held on-farm at The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms, where you can see the "Grant Project" at work.

5/20, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
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5/23, Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
$20 Fox
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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A Day in the Life...Homestead Series

Experience farm life for a day or five. During this series you will learn all about farming. Take a session or all five sessions for an experience you will never forget.

Session 1: Baby Goat Day (3 Hours)

On the first day you will be an introduced to a diversified, working and teaching farm. Your experience will be a "Baby Goat Day" where you can interact with some of the new additions to the farm, a "meet and greet" the farmers where you can ask questions and end the first day with a Farm Tour, a look at our Farmstead Cheese Micro-Dairy/Certified kitchen and sampling of our farm products.

5/27 W, 1:00-4:00 PM
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5/30 Sa, 1:00-4:00 pm
$20 plus $5 material fee Fox
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Session 2: Recycling Farm Waste (3 Hours)

On the second day you will learn how to recycle some of the "waste" that piles up on the farm. We will show you how to incorporate feed bags into your farming experience. Also, how to use other plastics/containers.

6/5 F, 1:00-4:00 PM
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6/6 Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
$20 Fox
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Session 3: Easy Cheesy

The third day will be for "simple cheese making". We will show you how to use what you have on hand without spending out a lot on cheese making supplies. This cheese is "fryable" and we'll fry some up and sample!

6/12 F, 1:00-4:00 PM
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6/13 Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
$20 Fox
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Session 4: Backyard Crops

Learn about small (backyard) crops that can provide you with protein and energy foods. Bloody Butcher corn/cornmeal, sorghum and more will be discussed. A demonstration shelling and grinding corn into cornmeal (small batch electric grinder) will also be demonstrated.

6/19 F, 1:00-4:00 PM
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6/20 Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
$20 Fox
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Session 5: Value Added Berries

Learn how to Value-Add those berries! From fresh, juicing, jellies/jams to using in other products.

6/26 F, 1:00-4:00 PM
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6/27 Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
$20 Fox
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Flower Essence Jellies (3 Hours)

Learn how to collect, prepare the flowers for making an infusion to be used in making jelly. We will make the jelly in our on-farm certified kitchen and everyone will take home a 4 oz. jar of jelly that is made during class. Class will be held at The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms.

7/1 W, 1:00-4:00 PM
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7/3 F, 1:00-4:00 PM
$20 plus $10 material fee Fox
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Personal Enrichment

Wine and Cheese (2 Hours) NEW!

Join us for this fun tasting that will include a tutorial on tasting and pairing cheese and wine. Hard cheese, goat cheese, salty or creamy, does it matter when pairing cheese with wine? Wonder what the sniffing and swirling a wine glass is all about? Katie from The Cheese Store in Asheville and Tom from Grapevine Distributors will be teaching the class.

6/29. M, 5:00-7:00 PM
$15 plus $25 materials fee Moore and Leiner
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Sip and Paint (4 Hours) NEW!

Uncork your inner artist in this social painting class held at Burnsville Wine and … Instructor Christy Edwards will help you create a masterpiece with easy step by step painting. So grab your friends, have some wine and explore your creative side. One glass of wine and all art materials is included in the material fee. Additional glasses of wine are extra. Class will be held at Burnsville Wine and…

7/27, M, 5:00-9:00 PM
Edwards $20 plus $33 material fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Wine 102 (2 Hours)

Gain an understanding of how food and wine interact in a course that challenges your palate and expands your horizons. In this interactive class, you’ll sample foods and discover which wines pair best with each course and type of meal. Class will be held at “Burnsville Wine and…”.

6/8, M, 5:00-7:00 PM
$55 includes materials Blood
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Paranormal Investigations 101 (4 Hours) NEW!

Learn the basics of ghost hunting and researching the paranormal. This class is offered as a general introduction on the preparation, methods, and stages of a paranormal investigation, and concepts of paranormal research. Learn the do's and don'ts of paranormal research and ways to not only make paranormal research objective and comprehensive but also fun. From the interview to evidence review this class will offer participants a brief outline of the process of researching the paranormal.

6/4-6/11, Th, 7:00-9:00 PM
$30 Ford
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Technical Equipment and It's Uses in Paranormal Investigating (3 Hours) NEW!

Learn the types of equipment used to investigate the paranormal and how to effectively and properly operate the equipment. From cameras to audio recorders to geophones and EMF meters this class demonstrates and offers participants hands on usage of the equipment that is most often used in the field of paranormal research.

6/18, Th, 6:00-9:00 PM
$25 Ford
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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North Carolina Bigfoot (4 Hours)

In this class we will review local history and sightings and cover topics like, how to collect evidence, tools and equipment of modern research, sounds, signs and behavioral traits to be on the lookout for. Participants will also be invited and encouraged to relate their own experiences and more. Instructor Jim Charneski is a Field Researcher for BFRO Bigfoot Field Research Organization which conducts the show "Finding Bigfoot" on the Animal Planet.

7/17-7/24, F, 7:00-9:00 PM
$25 Charneski
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Prepare to Defend Yourself (3 Hours)

In today’s society we never know who or what we might encounter. Preparation is our best defense, so prepare to defend yourself. Instructor Clawson will guide you through basic steps to defend yourself and teach you how not to become a target.

6/11, Th, 6:00-9:00 PM
$25 Clawson
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Artisan Bread Baking (8 Hours)

Gain the skills and knowledge required to make artisan bread. Learn the science of bread, ingredients, tools, techniques including; kneading, shaping, proofing, and baking. The scope of the class includes the use of whole grain and specialty flours. Using a wood-fired oven we learn firing, oven prep, and peel handling. If timing allows we will bake some of the dough prepared in the class. Class requires a 16 inch flat bottom stainless steel bowl which can be purchased through the instructor with notice. Cost of bowl is approximately $14. Bring your own measuring implements, meat thermometers, dish towels, spatulas, aprons & etc. *Note: 16 inches is the top diameters of the bowl please measure.

7/18,SA, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
$30 plus $10 material fee, excluding bowl Battle
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Prepare to Market and Sell your Home in the Blue Ridge Mountains (2 Hours) NEW!

Thinking about selling your home? Learn the basics of selling including the best time to list your home; for sale by owner versus agent representation; how to stage the inside and outside; documentation and disclosure; and pricing strategies. Real Estate Stephanie Johnson will give you practical advice on preparing to sell.

5/26-5/28, TTh, 6:00-7:00 PM
$10 Johnson
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Home Buying Strategies (2 Hours) NEW!

Ready to buy your own home? Learn the basics of buying including selecting the perfect home; the lending process; making an offer; buyer representation; and inspections, appraisals, and surveys.

6/9-6/11, TTh, 6:00-7:00 PM
$10 Johnson
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Foreclosures-How to Invest Wisely (2 Hours) NEW!

Foreclosures can be a great deal. This class will give you the tools to help you invest wisely. Topics include researching properties; owner occupied vs investor owned; the purchasing process; what to look for in a foreclosure; and how much will it cost to make it habitable.

6/23-6/25, TTh 6:00-7:00 PM
$10 Johnson
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Property Rentals – How to Manage Your Investment (2 Hours) NEW!

You have invested in a rental property, now what? Learn about landlord responsibilities and obligations; tenant responsibilities; selecting a prospective renter, when to evict a tenant, and owner vs. management company.

7/7-7/9, TTh 6:00-7:00 PM
$10 Johnson
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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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. You must register before 4:30PM 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. (Non-refundable) Students 16-18 years of age must have a “Dual Enrollment Form” filled out prior to receiving a certificate. This form may be found on the MCC website www.mayland.edu. Click “Continuing Education” and choose “Forms” in the box on right. Class MUST have a minimum of 5 students paid & registered to make. Classes will be canceled if class minimum isn’t met.

Current Class Schedule
Mountain Professionals $65, All Pay, Non-refundable
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Kids Summer Camps NEW!

Summer Pottery Camps (10.5 Hours)

Looking for something new for your kids this summer? How about a local camp which teaches them the basics of pottery? Emphasis will be on hand building, including pinch pots, coils, slabs and extrusions. The wheel may be introduced on a one on one basis, depending on skill and attitude! In addition to working with clay, students will be able to paint their work with underglazes and washes. A studio glaze of the students' choice will be applied after all kiln firings. There are 4 different sessions with an emphasis on different topics in each session. Take one or take them all. Class will be held at High Country Ceramic Arts. Ages 7-12 welcome.

Session 1: Hand Building Sea Monsters

6/15-6/17, MTW, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
$50 plus $25 material fee Powell

Session 2: Hand Building Plates, Bowls, Cups/Mugs

6/22-6/24, MTW 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
$50 plus $25 material fee Powell

Session 3: Hand Building Platters and Large Bowls

7/13-7/15, MTW 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
$50 plus $25 material fee Powell

Session 4: Pitchers and/or Teapots

7/20-7/22, MTW, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
$50 plus $25 material fee Powell
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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From Scratch...Pancakes, Butter and Syrup...Oh Yay!! NEW!

Shake shake make butter in a jar. The first day we will find out where our milk comes from, see how we skim cream and...shake shake make butter! Chill for later use. On day two of this camp learn where REAL Maple Syrup comes from and how it's made. Then on day three we will grind corn for cornmeal to make our special Bloody Butcher pancakes. We will make pancakes, use our jar butter and our homemade syrup and have a delicious meal to end this camp day! On-farm at The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms

6/15-6/17, MTW, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
$20 plus $20 material fee Fox
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Farm, Food and Fun (9 Hours)

We'll make "rocks on a string" necklaces using some of our local stones/rocks in this area...we find them in the garden...and learn how you can send your finds to the NC Geological Survey for analysis! The second part of the camp involves collecting food from the garden each day and prepare lunch from what is available. Students will also interact with the farm animals (baby goats!). This class takes place on farm at The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms.

6/22,-6/24 MTW, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
$20 plus $20 material fee Fox
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Berry-Licious Kids Camp (3 Hours)

Students will take part in picking, washing, and squeezing berries for juice. We'll pour the juice into molds and make delicious frozen desserts. The students will also pick greens for a light lunch. The class will be held on-farm at The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms.

6/18, Th, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
$20 plus $10 material fee Fox
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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