Yancey Learning Center Classes

Continuing Education offerings for this Semester at the Yancey Learning Center of Mayland Community College

 

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Kids Camp

Camp Jam Music Camp (12 Hours) New!

This Children’s Music Camp will provide an opportunity for students in grades 3-5 to experience the exciting world of music. We will explore the rich musical heritage of the mountains as well as the music of other world cultures. Active participation makes music fun for everyone.

7/14-7/17, MTWTH, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Babb $40
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Little Picassos Summer Art Camp (12 Hours) New!

This art camp is perfect for kids ages 6-10 years old. Each day students will create art projects to help them explore the world. Activities will include painting, creating with clay, and weaving. Students will also explore the outdoors for nature items to use in their projects. Bring a snack and a drink each day. Class will be held at Mountain Heritage High School.

6/23-6/26, MTWTh, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Edwards $40, Plus $20 supply fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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The Mad Scientist’s Summer Science Camp (12 Hours)

Students will explore the world of chemistry, physical science and life science through exciting experiments and handson activities. A few investigations will include making mystery dye that changes colors and creating crystals. Students will have an opportunity to collect and study fresh water specimens; as well as, design a town they will flood. They will also enjoy creating habitats for pill bugs and compete in the Great Pill Bug Race! These are just a few of the many adventures campers will experience as a Mad Scientist at Mayland! Open for students in grades K-5. Children should bring their own snack.

7/7-7/10, MTWTh, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Woody and Sapp $40, Plus $10 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Making Felt and Farm Tour: A Workshop for Moms and Kids (4 Hours)

This is a great opportunity for moms and kids to tour Wellspring Farm and learn about the llamas and sheep. Learn how their wool is made into yarn and felt. After the tour brown bag lunches can be enjoyed on the covered porch and afterwards everyone will make felted balls and felt covered bars of soap.

6/21, Sa, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Spriakis $40 per mom and one child;
$10 for each additional child
$12 material fee; $6 each additional child
MCC Yancey Learning Center/Wellspring Fiber Farm 828-682-7315

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Everything Fiber Kids Camp (12 Hours) New!

Enjoy four days of fun fiber projects. Learn how to make a pencil roving scarf using finger weaving, needle felt a ball, wet felt a piece of fabric and felt a bar of soap, learn basic weaving on a simple loom, and do some kool aid dyeing. There will be plenty of materials for the kids to learn and experiment.

7/21-7/24, MTWTh, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Spirakis $40, Plus $25 material fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Farm, Food, and Fun Kids Camp (9 Hours) New!

Get introduced to some of the local stones in the area and learn how to send their finds to the NC Geological Survey. They will also tumble their own rocks, sand their rocks, and turn them into a necklace. The second part of this camp involves collecting food from the garden each day and preparing lunch from what’s available. Students will also be introduced to farm animals. This class will take place at the Mushroom Hut. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the farm. Class is limited to 5 participants, so register early.

6/16, 6/18, 6/20, MWF, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fox $40, Plus $20 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Broomcorn Brooms (3 Hours) New!

Students will use naturally grown broomcorn to make miniature brooms. There will be a discussion on what the seeds are and what they can be used for. Students can take their seeds home with them as well as the brooms they make. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. The class will be held at the Mushroom Hut.

6/17, T, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fox $15, Plus $20 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center/The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms 828-682-7315

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Dreaming of Dreamcatchers (3 Hours) New!

Our area is rich in Mountain and Native American history. With an Indian village site being unearthed at Cane River it proves our lives were intertwined! In this class the origins of the dreamcatcher and the story of The Spider Woman will be discussed. Then students will use natural woodland products, chicken feathers and local stone to make their own unique dreamcatcher. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Class will be held at the Mushroom Hut.

6/19, Th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fox $15, Plus $20 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center/The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms 828-682-7315

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Magic with Mud (6 Hours) New!

Students will use locally found mud (clay) to make magic wands. The wands will be formed from the clay, then glazed, and fired. Students will have a unique project to share at the end of the class. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. The class will be held at the Mushroom Hut.

6/24-7/1, T, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fox $20, Plus $20 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center/The Mushroom Hut 828-682-7315

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Turning Berries into Healthy Snacks that Kids will Love to Eat (3 Hours) New!

Students will take part in all aspects of creating this healthy and delicious snack including picking, washing, and squeezing the berries for juice. The juice will then be transformed by pouring it into a mold and freezing it to make a delicious popsicle. The students will also pick greens and prepare a salad. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. The class will be held at the Mushroom Hut.

6/25, W, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fox $15, Plus $20 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center/The Mushroom Hut 828-682-7315

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Flower Infused Lollipops (3 Hours) New!

Make your own lollipop from nasturtiums or daylilies. The flowers will be picked and prepared to make an infusion. The students will assist in turning the infusion into their very own special lollipops. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. The class will be held at the Mushroom Hut.

6/27, F, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fox $15, Plus $20 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center/The Mushroom Hut 828-682-7315

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COMPUTER Classes

Microsoft Excel (24 Hours) New!

Microsoft Certification Class 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.

8/20-10/8, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Microsoft Word (24 Hours) New!

Microsoft Certification Class 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.

8/21-10/9, Th, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Microsoft PowerPoint (24 Hours) New!

Microsoft Certification Class This class is designed for students interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. This class can lead to the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

10/15-12/3, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Microsoft Access (24 Hours) New!

It is more than just a spreadsheet; learn to use this information management tool to store information for reference, reporting, and analysis. This class can lead to the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

10/16-12/11, Th, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Google Drive (24 Hours) New!

Google Drive is a personal cloud storage service from Google that helps users store and synchronize digital content across computers, laptops and numerous mobile devices such as Android-powered tablets and smart phone devices. Google Drive consists of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Learn to create and format text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

6/2-7/21, M, 6:00-9:00 PM
Cooper $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Computer Basics (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. There are a lot of handouts so students are advised to bring a 3-ring binder to class.

8/19-10/7, T, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Computer Basics 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. There are a lot of handouts so students are advised to bring a 3-ring binder to class. (No class 11/11).

10/14-12/9, T, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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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.

7/14-7/16, MW, 6:00-9:00 PM
Morris $35
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Taking Creative Photos With Your Mobile Device (2 Hours) New!

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. Also learn about different editing apps and where and how to easily share your photos. Bring your smartphone or tablet along with your questions!

7/7, M, 5:30-7:30 PM
Morris $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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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.

8/14, Th, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $30
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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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.

6/3-6/24, TTH, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Mac 101 (6 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.

6/16-6/18, MW, 6:00-9:00 PM
Morris $35
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Mac 201 (6 Hours)

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.

6/23-6/25, MTW, 6:00-8:00 PM
Morris $35
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Managing Maverick- Apple’s new operating system (2 Hours) New!

Apple’s OS X Mavericks new operating system delivers new apps to the Mac desktop/laptop, introduces technologies that help your Mac perform better while using less power, and connects the user to the iCloud and mobile devices. Learn more about the tools of this new operating system in this class. Bring your Mac laptop to class.

6/11, W. 6:00-8:00 PM
Morris $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Health Occupations Classes

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 Project Skill-Up scholarship funds.

6/2-9/16, MTW, 6:00-9:00 PM
Fox $180, Plus text and fees
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9/16-12/3, TWTh, 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
Shephard $180, Plus text and fees
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11/3/14-2/25/15, MTW 6:00-9:00 PM
Fox $180, Plus text and fees
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Certified Nurse Assistant I (160 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 Project Skill-Up scholarship funds.

5/27-8/12, TWTh, Class 9:00 AM-1:00 PM;
Lab 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Clinicals Sa 8 hours
Larkins $180, Plus text & fees
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5/27-9/16, TTh, Class 6:00-9:00 PM;
Lab 6:00-10:00 PM; Clinicals Sa 8 hours.
Biddix $180, Plus text & fees
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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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 (NNAAP) Examination to be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry. Individuals that have been listed on the registry and his or her certification expired less than three years ago are eligible for this class. Individuals that have completed a state approved certification program no later than three years prior; and have never been listed on the registry are eligible with proof of the certification program to take this class. Also individuals with out-of-state certifications may be eligible for this class. Please note that after three failed attempts to pass the exam, or two years, individuals must complete a state approved program or change their eligible status. Individuals must also have a valid government-issued photo identification (Driver’s license, passport) and a non-laminated Social Security card. Individuals must attend all 48 hours of the course to receive the completion of the CNA Refresher course.

6/2-7/2, MW, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Robinson $125
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Therapeutic Massage (660 Hours)

This program provides Therapeutic Massage I and II, and 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 TA BE reading test. Students in this class may be eligible for Project Skill-Up scholarship funds.

9/29/14 – 4/20/15, MTWTHF, 8:30 AM-2:00 PM
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9/29/14-9/25/15, MTWTH 6:00-9:00 PM with
some Friday or Saturday Clinics 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Loveland $180, Plus text, supplies, & fees
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Physical Therapy Aide – MCC Certificate (96 hours) New!

This course provides an overview of the profession and covers key aspects of a career in physical therapy, such as physical therapy roles, practice setting, the American Physical Therapy Association, laws and policies, regulations and more. Topics covered will include medical terminology, musculoskeletal anatomy, thermal and electrical modalities, ambulating techniques, spine safety, range of motion exercises, strengthening and cardiovascular exercise, facility cleanliness, interpersonal skills, and ethics. Physical therapy aides work under the supervision of a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant.

8/19-12/11, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Whitson $180, Plus text
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828- 682-7315

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Occupational Classes

Yancey County Summer NFPA 1403 Rookie School 2014

MCC’s Yancey Learning Center, together with county fire departments and the Yancey County Fire Association, will conduct its fifth Rookie School. his comprehensive continuing education program is of the highest quality both in classroom and field instruction. Students must pass written and practical skills tests in each class. Upon completion of all required classes, students will be eligible to obtain Fire Fighter Level I and II Certification through the NC Office of State Fire Marshal. Individual classes may also be attended for training, retraining, or updates in Fire and Rescue. Visit the Mayland website, Continuing Education, Yancey Fire (http://www.mayland.edu/continuinged/ yanceyfire.html) for a complete list of classes, or call 682-7315 for information and to preregister.

(Days and hours vary). Orientation will be held on Monday, May 12th from 6:00-9:00 PM.
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Notary Public (8 Hours)

This 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. Preregistration and pre-payment is required 24 hours before the class date. Participants must purchase and read the manual prior to the class. (One hour lunch break).

6/16, M, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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9/3, W, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Greene $70, Plus required manual
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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General Interest Classes

Basics of Personal Massage (12 Hours) New!

This class is designed to help bring the relaxation of massage into your daily life. The class will be taught through demonstration and hands-on practice, leaving you with the tools you need to share the nurturing, relaxing, therapeutic benefits of massage with your loved ones. Includes a brief overview of anatomy, the basic techniques of giving massage, and an easy to follow protocol for working on the back, neck, shoulders, hands and feet. All supplies are included.

6/16-6/25, MW, 6:00-9:00 PM
Loveland $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Cake Decorating for Beginners (12 Hours)

Learn basic cake decorating skills that you can use for a variety of different occasions including: how to make a cake to decorate; how to ice a cake; basic decorating skills such as piping, shell borders, character cakes, and making flowers. A supply list will be provided prior to the first class. Class will be held at Mountain Heritage High School.

6/9-6/30, M, 6:00-9:00 PM
McCurry $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Whatcha Got Cookin’? Basic Cooking Course (8 Hours) New!

Learn basic techniques that are essential for any cook including different preparation methods, knife skills, measuring techniques, and more. Students will prepare several dishes that can be taken home and enjoyed. Students will be responsible for providing ingredients for dishes. Class will be held at Mountain Heritage High School.

7/8-7/29, T, 2:00-4:00 PM
McCurry $40
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Cook for a Day ---Eat for a Month (8 Hours) New!

OAMC (Once A Month Cooking) is the latest trend for busy, working moms. In this class you will plan a month’s worth of menus and make a shopping list the first day of class. Then, on the second day you will bring in your ingredients and prepare all your meals. Everything you prepare will be ready for the freezer and then you can toss it in the slow cooker for a healthy and low cost meal when needed. Students will be responsible for providing the food they plan to prepare and freezer containers or bags for food storage. Class will be held at Mountain Heritage High School.

6/25, W, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and
6/26, Th, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
McCurry $40
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Extreme Couponing (2 Hours) New!

Learn techniques and tricks that will revolutionize the way you shop and help you cut your grocery bill in half. Topics will include how coupons work, where to find coupons, coupon organization,and how to reduce frustration while using coupons.

<5/27, T, 6:00-8:00 PMbr /> McCurry $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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The Empowered Woman Workshop: A Journey to Wholeness-Mind, Body, Spirit (3 Hours)

This informative and experiential workshop will lead you through a simple but dynamic process to reveal your own truth, uncover limiting beliefs, and claim your personal power! Truth brings power; power that stems from within you. Power brings you the ability to be in love and practice love; to let love flow freely to and from you and to live a life of your dreams. Dress casually for this interactive class. www.twentygemsworkshops.com

6/14, Sa 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Shelton $35
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Reiki Certification Program

(7 hours each class; 14 hours combined) Learn the ancient, gentle hands-on-healing technique of Reiki (ray-key) to achieve relaxation, balance, and wellness. Reiki can be learned by anyone and can be used anywhere without special equipment. Benefits: reduces stress, improves sleep, enhances learning, restores energy, and speeds healing from illness. Taught by Germaine Galjour, RMPT, Karuna Reiki Master. All classes limited to 12 participants. Note: Both Level I & II available for $250; or individually as shown below.

 

Usui Reiki Certification Class LevelI (7 Hours)

Learn the history and philosophy of Usui Reiki, how to balance your 7 chakras (energy centers), and how to clear and ground energy. At the end of this class, you will be able to use the techniques you have learned to treat yourself and others. Attunement lasts a lifetime. Class is limited to 12 participants.

6/21, Sa, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Galjour $150 (Includes materials, manual & certificate)
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Usui Reiki Certification Class Level II (7 Hours)

Gain a deeper connection to Reiki Energy, and receive a powerful attunement that will allow you to use the symbols of the Reiki System to channel healing energy to yourself and others, both in person and from a distance. Learn techniques to dissolve the mental and emotional cause of illnesses. Pre-requisite for this class is proof of certification to Reiki I. Attunements last a lifetime. Class limited to 12 participants.

6/22, Su, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Galjour $150 (Includes materials, manual, & certificate)
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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On Broadway (6 Hours)

Learn about stage movement, vocalization, basic theatre history, and acting in this basic class. Also learn the proper way to deliver a monologue as well as perform a few short skits.

7/21, 7/22, 7/24, MTTh 6:00-8:00 PM
Grindstaff $30
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Tree Identification (8 Hours)

Curious about the wide variety of trees growing in our forests? Original settlers to the area depended upon these same trees for survival. Plant specialist and Yancey County Ranger with the NC Forestry Service, Roger Thompson, will help you learn to identify many of the trees found in the southern Appalachians. You will gain an understanding of how different trees are used by man and wildlife and become familiar with the basic characteristic of forest ecosystems. This is an all-day Saturday trip to the woods, so bring a bag lunch!

5/31, Sa, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Thompson $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Chainsaw Safety (8 Hours)

Chainsaws can be a powerful, but hazardous tool. Learn tips and tricks for safely using the chainsaw at home and in the woods.

6/3-6/5, TTh, 6:00-10:00 PM
Thompson $25
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.

7/26, Sa, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Clawson $25
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Hiking Yancey County’s Black Mountains (16 Hours) New!

This course consists of four classes and culminates with an exciting one-day field trip. You will learn all about navigation, hiking gear, plus the cultural and environmental history of the Black Mountains, and the location of 20 hiking trails. Then on the last day you will test your new found knowledge on one of the exhilarating and beautiful trails. In addition to tuition students will need to purchase the US Forest Service Map of the Black Mountains ($12) and an optional book by Timothy Silver ‘Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains: An Environmental History ($22 at Amazon.com).

8/19-8/28, TTh, 6:00-8:00 PM and
8/30 Sa, All day field trip
Blood $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Your Fascinating Family: Tracing Your Roots (12 Hours) New!

Researching your family’s history is a fascinating journey. What will your adventure reveal? You will begin the genealogy research process and discover how to understand the information you find. You will discover how to start the search process for family names using a subscription based Web site, which you can access while you are enrolled in the class. Along the way, you’ll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family’s past. Find out where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive.

6/5-6/26, Th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Robinson $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Chain Maille Jewelry (15 Hours)

Produce your own simple, but lovely chain maille jewelry items for gifts or personal wear, including 3 pairs of earrings and 1 bracelet. Bring two pairs of jewelry pliers, a work mat, and small Ziploc bags to class. You will have an opportunity to order your additional materials during the first class.

6/17-7/1, TTh, 12:00-3:00 PM
McKinney $40, Plus supply fee
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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Heritage Arts Classes

High Acidity Canning (8 Hours) New!

Learn how to can high acidity foods such as jams, jellies, pickles, and relishes. You will make a run of jelly and a relish to take home. A supply list will be provided prior to the first day of class. Class will be held at Mountain Heritage High School.

7/28-8/4, M, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
McCurry $40
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Storytelling – Preserving Mountain Memories (6 Hours) New!

This class will feature the history of storytelling in the Mountains of NC including folk stories, ghost stories, and Jack Tales. Explore how to tell a story and have a chance to share a story as well. Learn to better entertain your family and friends while preserving precious family memories and treasured stories.

6/23, 6/24, 6/26, MTTh, 6:00-8:00 PM
Grindstaff $30
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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The Art of Glassblowing (9 Hours)

Discover the amazing art of glass blowing for yourself through hands-on instruction. Get introduced to the basic skills to make beautiful paper weights and blown work. Instructor, Loretta Forde has been teaching Jr. High, High School, and college students since 1991. Class size is limited for individualized attention.

7/12-7/26, Sa, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Forde $175 includes all tools & supplies
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Paperweights (9 Hours) New!

Use various techniques including hot worked, cane drawing and sandblasting to make your own one of a kind paperweight. No experience necessary.

6/14-6/28, Sa, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Forde $175 includes all tools & supplies
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Crocheting for Beginners (6 Hours) New!

Learn basic and new stiches, how to read patterns, and use your new techniques to make one of these projects: a baby blanket, a scarf, hat, dish cloth, or hot pad. Students will provide their own thread to customize their project. The supply fee will cover cost of needles and materials.

5/21-5/28, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
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5/22-5/29, Th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Owensby $40, Plus $10 supply fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Beginning Clogging (12 hours)

This class is for individuals with little or no dance experience. Discover the joy of clogging to old-time music. We will jump right into this Appalachian dance tradition starting at “step one,” and each dance step will be broken down along the way. Students will leave this class with a handful of clogging steps and the tools to improvise and create their own steps. Wear smooth soled shoes; leather bottoms work great.

7/1-7/22, T, 6:00-9:00 PM
TBA $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Make Your Own Heritage Quilt Block (12 Hours) New!

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

7/21-7/24, MTWTh, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Edwards $50, Plus $45 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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The Art of Fiber Spinning (12 Hours) New!

Learn the art of spinning your own yarn on spinning wheels provided by our instructor for use at home and in class. You'll gain the skills necessary to card, spin and ply wool. Learn the properties of different kinds of fleeces as well as other animal and plant fibers. This class is limited to four students, so preregistration is required. There will be an optional field trip to a spinning wheel maker near Boone offered outside of class time for those interested. Instructor Karen Watkins learned to spin 40 years ago from Barbara Bergman of West Virginia, who was taught by the Shipibo Indians of the Peruvian Rain Forest. From 1976 to 1991, Karen also worked full time repairing antique Oriental carpets and textiles, many of which have been exhibited at the Textile Museum in Washington DC.

7/12-8/16, Sa, 1:00-3:00 PM
Watkins $75, Plus $25 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Locker Hooking (3 Hours) New!

Locker hooking is a unique craft similar to rug hooking. In locker-hooking wool roving is pulled through the open weave of a canvas and held in place by a hidden string that is pulled through the loops. One tool is used for both pulling loops through and pulling the locking yarn behind. It has a hook on one end to pull loops and a large needle eye on the other end to pull the locking yarn through the loops. In this class you will learn the basics of locker hooking while making a small picture with a sheep design. The finished piece can be used as a wall hanging or sewn onto a pouch bag. The wool roving comes from the instructors sheep flock.

6/19, Th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Spirakis $30, Plus $15 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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The Art of Crocheting (6 Hours) New!

Quick, portable and easy to learn crocheting is a wonderful method for making throws and pillow cases, clothing, and toys and even adding edging to knitted item. Learn the basics of how to crochet and reading patterns. You will learn how to crochet rectangular and in the round along with shaping for caps and toys. Students will be able to crochet a cellphone case as part of the class.

6/23-6/25 MW, 6:00-9:00 PM
Spirakis $40, Plus $10 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Knit Your Own Unique Fingerless Gloves (3 Hours) New!

Using four needles and knitting in the round learn how to make useful and fun fingerless gloves also known as “texting gloves.” This project doesn’t require a lot of wool so it is a great way to use up wool “stashes” and make wonderful gifts for the whole family. This is a good class for advanced beginners and intermediate knitters. Students must be comfortable with the basic knitting technique. Bring double pointed needles, size 5 and size 7 to class. Patterns, notions, and wools will be provided.

6/30, M, 6:00-9:00 PM
Spriakis $30, Plus $10 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Dye and Knit Your Own Cowl (6 Hours) New!

In the first class students will dye a skein of pencil roving yarn with multicolors. In the second class students will knit a very simple chunky cowl using their multi-colored yarn and a choice of knit patterns. Beginning level knitters can knit this pattern, but must be comfortable with knitting basics. Students are welcome to bring one more skein of natural fiber yarn of their choice to the dyeing class, but printed pattern, dyes, gloves, one skein of yarn each, and notions will be provided. Students need to bring knitting needles size 15. Contact Elke at: wellspringfiberfarm@ gmail.com with questions.

7/14-7/16, MW, 6:00-9:00 PM
Spirakis $40, Plus $15 material fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Needlefelting (3 Hours)

Explore three dimensional needlefelting in this exciting class. You will use natural colored and dyed wools from the instructor’s sheep flock to craft fantasy mushrooms and gnomes.

7/30, W, 6:00-9:00 PM
Spriakis $30, Plus $10 material fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Sew Easy (12 Hours) New!

Sewing garments, quilts, crafts, or home décor projects is a great way to show your creative side, while enjoying a hobby. Knowing how to use a sewing machine is fundamental to successfully completing a project. In this class, you will learn the sewing machine, inside and out, along with the basics of fabric, equipment, and sewing terms. The goal of this class is to help students build a good foundation of basic knowledge so they can sew with confidence and skill. Bring your own sewing machine to class. A list of needed supplies will also be provided at registration.

6/2-6/23, M, 6:00-9:00 PM
Robinson $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Repairing, Reusing, and Redesigning with Your Sewing Machine (12 Hours) New!

Pull those items out of your closet that you no longer wear and repair, revamp, and reuse them. Breathe new life into items you already own or acquired second hand. No longer will you have to rely on others for simple repairs and you will learn new skills that will give you confidence to repair, alter and repurpose your clothing. Bring your own sewing machine to class. A list of supplies will be provided at registration.

7/21-8/11, M, 6:00-9:00 PM
Robinson $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Blacksmithing for Beginners (12 Hours) New!

Learn beginning blacksmithing hands-on using all the basic forging techniques. You will choose proper steel then hot forge it to shape, harden, and temper it. Instructor Paul Lundquist will teach you skills that can be used for toolmaking, homestead blacksmithing, restoration, reproduction, art, and architectural ironwork.

7/8-7/17, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Lundquist $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Making Corn Shuck Dolls (3 Hours)

Learn the art of making a Corn Shuck Doll. This ever popular form of Folk art was taught to us by the American Indians and has been passed down through the generations. You too can take part in this tradition and take home your very own custom handmade shuck doll. Class will be held at the Mushroom Hut. This class is appropriate for both kids 6 years and up and adults.

6/23, M, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fox $15, Plus $20 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center/Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms 828-682-7315

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Specialty Hand-made Papers (3 Hours)

Did you know that you could use shiitake mushroom scraps, corn shucks, berry seeds, animal hair, lint fiber, old paper (no ink) and other materials to make specialty papers. You will learn how in this class. Be prepared to get dirty. Class is held at the Mushroom Hut and is an appropriate class for both kids and adults.

7/7, M, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Fox $15, Plus $20 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center/The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms 828-682-7315

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Stirring Things Up (4 Hours) New!

Have you ever used a handmade wooden spoon? In this informal spoon carving class, you will learn and discuss the basics of some different techniques of spoon carving. Stir your imagination and put your hands to work carving your own spoon. Bring to life a tradition from times past. All you will need is a knife, possibly some gouges and a willingness to relax and learn.

6/24-6/26, TTh, 6:00-8:00 PM
King $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Homemade Lye Soap (3 Hours)

One of many mountain traditions was making soap. Learn the process by which you can make cold process lye soap, including information on the “curing” process and how to check the pH of the soap to know when it is ready for use. Class will be held at The Mushroom Hut.

7/26, Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
Fox $15, Plus $10 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center/The Mushroom Hut 828-682-7315

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Easy Cheesy (3 Hours)

Learn the easiest and quickest way to make cheese. Adding an acid to the milk at high heat to “clabber” will result in a cheese called vinegar cheese or Queso Blanco. You will be able to easily replicate this cheese at home for your own creations. Class will be held at The Mushroom Hut.

7/19, Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
Fox $15, Plus $10 materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center/The Mushroom Hut 828-682-7315

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Pottery Classes

Classes are held at Yancey Center for Ceramic Art (YCCA ). Please call 682-7315 for information. Additional fees to be paid to YCCA on the first day of class include: $75 Firing and Lab fee; Clay $14 per 25 lbs; Optional tool kit $18.50.

The Power of Clay (40 Hours)

Learn the many facets of clay such as hand-building, wheel throwing and sculpture. Learn all the basics of working with clay as you choose the methods you like best and increase your skill level as you produce, decorate, and glaze your own personal masterpieces. Beginners welcome.

6/13-8/1, F, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Fondaw $125, Plus YCCA fees
MCC Yancey Learning Center/YCCA
To register call 828-682-7315

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Everyday Pottery (24 Hours)

Students will utilize hand-building and wheel throwing to create pottery for and around the house-bowls, plates, soap dishes, cookie trays, canisters, etc. Let your imagination run free. Beginners welcome.

6/26-7/31, Th, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Last class is 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Amsberry $70, Plus $45 Lab and Firing fee; and clay fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center/YCCA
To register call 828-682-7315

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Youth Pottery Camp (12 Hours) New!

This class is for students aged 8 -12 who are interested in exploring the world of clay. The possibilities are endless. Students will be encouraged to use their imagination, while being instructed on the how-to’s in working with clay, decorating techniques, and glazing procedures. The first three days will be spent creating clay pieces such as cups, bowls, sculptures, or wall hangings. Then on the fourth day, after the pieces have had time to dry, students will decorate and glaze their masterpieces

7/7, 7/8, 7/9, & 7/14, MTWM, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
TBA $150 includes all materials, tools, and instruction
MCC Yancey Learning Center/YCCA
To register call 828-682-7315

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