Yancey Learning Center Classes

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COMPUTER Classes

Introduction to Windows 8 (6 hours)

Microsoft Windows 8 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 and demonstrates the new features and functionalities.

8/18-8/25, M, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $30 plus text
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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!

10/22, W, 6:00-9:00 PM
Morris $25
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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.

8/20-10/8, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
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9/16-10/9, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Cooper $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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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.

8/25-8/27, MW, 6:00-8:30 PM
Morris $35
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Competent with a Computer(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.

8/19-10/7, T, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
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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.

10/14-12/9, T, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
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Blogging (3 Hours)

New! Blogging is one of the most effective ways for a business to regularly connect with their users. A blog can have many uses: education about your industry, frequently asked questions about your product/service, news of interest to your community - all the things that establish your business as a reliable source of useful and helpful information. A business blog helps to establish relationships with customers and prospects, humanizing your brand and providing a conversational format to your online marketing presence. The key is adding value so readers will want to keep coming back

11/18, T, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $25
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Face Your Facebook Fears (3 Hours)

New! You’ve heard that Facebook is a great way to keep up with family and friends no matter where they live –especially those grandchildren you just don’t see enough. But you’re not sure where to start. This is the place.

11/6, Th, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $25
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Computer Security: Basic (12 Hours)

Learn how to protect your computer and your data. Topics covered include firewalls, virus protection software, adware/spyware removal, password protection, safe credit card/banking, risky file extensions, Bluetooth attacks, spoofing, email/messaging/ social network security, script deactivation, cookies, browser settings, patches, backdoors, drive-by downloads, rootkits, botnets, and [network] connection encryption. Also learn how to do backups, system restore, and how to safeguard your wireless network. This course will provide the basics to help students do so with FREE software available to anyone.

11/13-11/25, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Cooper $70
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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.

8/20-10/8, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
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9/16-10/9, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Cooper $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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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.

8/19-9/11, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Cooper $70
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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) Microsoft Certification Class

New! 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
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10/14-11/6, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Cooper $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Microsoft Access (24 Hours) Microsoft Certification Class

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
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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.

9/29-10/20, MW, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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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!

9/4, Th, 5:30-7:30 PM
Morris $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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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.

10/21, T, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $25
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.

8/13, W, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $30
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Introduction to Photoshop (15 Hours)

Get the full photo enhancing experience with Adobe Photoshop. Practice basic photo corrections, using layers, tools, and selections, color corrections. Learn to get your photos print ready!

11/10-11/24, MW, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $70
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Health Occupations Classes

Intro to Pharmacy Technician in a Hospital Setting (16 Hours)

New! This course will provide the student with basic knowledge and skills required to work as a Pharmacy technician in a hospital setting. Course topics include: drug classification; drug distribution; anatomy and physiology as related to diseases with an emphasis on drug therapy; and laws and regulations basic to pharmacy practice.

9/4-10/23, Th, 9:00-11:00 AM
Pillsbury $70
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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.

9/16-12/3, TWTh, 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
Shepard $180 plus text and fees
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11/3-3/3/15, 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 scholarship funds.

9/4-12/9, TTh, 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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10/2-2/10/15, TTh, Class 5:30-8:30 PM; Lab 5:30-9:30 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 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.

8/18-9/8, MWSa, M & W 5:00-9:00 PM and Sa, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Robinson $125
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Occupational Classes

Therapeutic Massage (660 Hours)

Get 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. Clinics will be held on Fridays or Saturdays from 8:30AM-3:00PM.

9/29/14-5/1/20/15, MTWThF, 8:30 AM-2:00 PM
Loveland $180 plus text and fees
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9/29/14-9/25/15, MTWTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Loveland $180 plus text and fees
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Shiatsu (16 Hours)

NEW! Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic bodywork from Japan. It uses kneading, pressing, soothing, tapping, and stretching techniques and is performed without oils through light, comfortable clothing. Shiatsu is an excellent way to maintain wellness and improve vitality. Learn a whole body treatment and some self-care exercises mixed with a touch of nutritional info. No experience is necessary and this class is perfect for anyone interested in giving friends and family a wonderful relaxing experience or for adding to a massage therapist’s skills.

9/20-9/21, SaSu, 9:00-6:00 PM
Brown $175
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Notary Public

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.

9/3, W, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Greene $70 plus text
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Administrative Office Professional

Enhance your employability by developing skills needed to become an Administrative Professional. Gain knowledge of office organization with information on records management, scheduling, and planning activities, also develop important interpersonal skills, learn to manage time efficiently and build necessary communication skills.

8/26-10/7, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Wright $125 plus text
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Supervision and Management

New! This course includes a study of the qualities, behaviors, and personal styles exhibited by supervisors and managers. Emphasis is placed on coaching, counseling, team building, and employee involvement. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and exhibit the behaviors needed for organizational effectiveness. No class 11/11.

10/21-11/18, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Wright $70 plus text
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Seasonal Floral Designs (12 Hours)

Learn to create beautiful floral arrangements, wreaths, and décor for personal use or for resale. Make several different décor pieces in this class. No prior experience necessary. Supply list provided upon registration.

10/20-11/10, M, 6:00-9:00 PM
Hensley $70 plus supplies
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Effective Written Communication (12 Hours)

New! This course provides an introduction to writing clear, positive messages and to understanding basic writing strategies. It is designed to help you to be more proficient at the kind of writing you need to do - at home, at school, and in the workplace. This course will show you some typical techniques for effective writing and will give you practice in writing various sorts of e-mail messages, memos, letters, college essays, and workplace reports.

8/27-9/17, W, 6:00-9:00 PM
Biggerstaff $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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So You Want to Get Published? (3 Hours)

Have you ever wondered what it would take for you to publish that book or article that you have always wanted to see in print? Join award-winning author and historian Michael C. Hardy for an informative and insightful look at the process of publishing.

10/16, Th, 4:00-7:00 PM
Hardy $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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CPR and First Aid (10 Hours)

New! Learn first aid basics for medical injury and environmental emergencies, as well as adult and child CPR and AED use. This course is designed for individuals with limited or no medical training. Upon successful completion of the course students receive an American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, and AED card which is valid for two years. This course is fee waived for elementary and secondary school employees.

9/9-9/11, TTh, 5:00-10:00 PM
Ollis $70 plus $7 CPR Card
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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General Interest Classes

Toolmaking for Blacksmiths (12 hours)

New! Learn to make the essential hand tools of the blacksmith: hammers, tongs, anvil tools, top tools, punches & chisels. If you are setting up a shop this is essential knowledge that every smith has. Choosing and forging tool steel and then hardening & tempering it is what you need to know. Expect to make a hammer, tongs & anvil tool with which you can make and modify many more tools in your shop. Basic Blacksmithing experience needed. Class will be held at EnergyExchange.

10/7-10/16, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Lundquist $120 includes supplies
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Home Sewn Holidays (12 Hours)

New! The best gifts to give and receive are the ones made with skill and love. Learn to sew and personalize several different holiday gifts including stockings, tree skirts, ornaments, tree toppers, and more. Class will be held at Mountain Heritage High School. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

11/1-11/8, Sa, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Robinson $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Cook for a Day ---Eat for a Month Holiday Style (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. On the second day bring 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. This class will focus on getting ready for the holidays and making them stress free. 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.

10/6, M, 6:00-8:00 PM and 10/11, Sa, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
McCurry $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Cupcakes and Cake Pops (8 Hours)

NEW! Learn to make, bake and decorate themed cupcakes and tiny little cake pops with creamy swirls of icing. Get ready to kick-start your creativity by learning how to bake perfect cupcakes; pipe icing; mix and shape cake pops; dip cake pops; and decorate cupcakes and cake pops with themed decorations. A supply list will be provided prior to the first class. Class will be held at Mountain Heritage High School.

9/30-10/21, T, 6:00-8:00 PM
McCurry $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Wine 102 (3 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 …”.

10/13, M, 3:00-6:00 PM
Blood $55 includes materials
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Edible Christmas Gifts (8 Hours)

New! The best gifts come in small delicious packages. Learn to make edible gifts that will delight even the pickiest person on your list. Possible gifts include hot cocoa mix, Russian tea, quick bread mixes, party mix and more. You will also learn how to package your creations to make them even more beautiful and unique. Supply list will be provided upon registration. No class 11/11.

10/28-11/25, T, 6:00-8:00 PM
McCurry $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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No More GMO’s (3 Hours)

New! Grow your own small-scale corn crop and grind your own cornmeal. This workshop will take place on a working farm (The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms) where the instructors will show you how to field dry or hang your corn for drying. Other topics will include how to tell when your corn is ready for shelling; how to shell; storing and processing the corn for grinding. Your homemade cornmeal will be naturally gluten free and will be great for cornbread, hush puppies, pancakes, polenta, and much more.

10/4, Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
Fox $35
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Saving Seeds Appalachian Style

(3 Hours) In mountain culture everything is two-fold. Learn how to “string up” beans for drying and use for the seed and/or eating as “shuck” beans (aka Leather Breeches). Also learn to string up “shellies” or other dry beans too to use later as seed or as soup beans. Similar techniques with corn will be taught. This class will be held on a working farm, The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms.

9/6, Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
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9/10, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
Fox $35
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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A Sweet Backyard Project (3 Hours)

New! Love the taste of sweet sorghum molasses? You can learn how to grow and harvest your own crop of sorghum/cane that can be used to make your own molasses. Class will be held on a working farm, The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms.

9/24, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
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9/27, Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
Fox $35
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Goats on the Go: Starting your own Goat Rental Business (3 Hours)

New! Have a herd of goats but not enough pasture to practice rotational grazing? Here is an idea to help solve that problem all while earning a little extra income. We will help you put together a plan to get started with on a new venture. Learn about state rules and regulations, advertising, starting your business, and the good and “baahd” of goat rentals. Class will be held on a working farm, The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms.

10/8, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
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10/11, Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
Fox $30
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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The Larrapin Landscape (2 Hours)

New! So you enjoy growing flowers and some veggies too. Why stop there? Imagine making your entire landscape delicious (larrapin!) not just for the gardener, but also for songbirds, butterflies, honeybees and other pollinators...even your pet chickens! Make your space (from tiny to large) beautiful, bountiful and alive. Class designed to inspire gardeners of all levels—beginners welcome. Fall is the perfect time for planning and some planting too. Meet others who share your interest in edible landscaping.

9/30, T, 6:00-8:00 PM
Wilkerson $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Honeybees 101 (2 Hours)

NEW! Ever wanted to know more about honeybees? Have you considered beekeeping as a hobby? Want to help pollinators but not sure what to do? Whether you just want to learn more about the amazing world of bees or are considering keeping bees, join us for this beginners class to explore the life of the honeybee, the challenges pollinators face these days, and what it takes to be a backyard beekeeper.

10/28, T, 6:00-8:00 PM
Wilkerson $20
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Worm Composting for the Home and Small Farm (3 Hours)

New! Composting with worms is a simple way to turn your “waste” into a valuable garden resource. It can be done with very little labor, and in a very small space – even indoors. Learn everything you need to know about composting with worms in this hands-on class. You will assemble and take home a complete worm composting bin with worms. Topics include maintaining an environment that is required for healthy worms, how to feed and maintain a healthy worm population, potential problems and their solutions, and a variety of bin designs suitable for small to large-scale worm composting. Class will be held at MayTime Composting on Double Island Road.

9/13, Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
Langner $50
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Conversational Spanish I (24 Hours)

This is a beginning class emphasizing oral communication at a very basic level. It covers only the grammar and structure absolutely necessary for speaking. The course is intended for students with NO previous knowledge of the Spanish language.

9/2-10/28, T, 6:00-8:30 PM
Hancock $70 plus text
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Hiking Yancey County’s Black Mountains (16 Hours)

New! 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 test the 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 for $12 available at the Yancey Learning Center the first night of class. Students can purchase an optional book by Timothy Silver ‘Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains: An Environmental History for $22 at Amazon.com. Visit www. ncHighPeaks.org for more information on trails.

8/19-8/28, TTh, 6:00-8:00 PM & 8/30, Sa, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Blood $50
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Your Fascinating Family: Tracing Your Roots (12 Hours)

Begin the genealogy research process and discover how to understand the information you find. Students will discover how to start the search process for family names using a subscription based web site, accessable while you are enrolled in the class. Learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family’s past. Students will learn how to make their family history come alive.

8/18-9/15, M, 6:00-9:00 PM
Robinson $50
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Navigating Under the Hood (12 hours)

New! Learn to work on a car, even if you’ve never known what to do once the hood is up. This class will cover changing the oil and proper disposal of used oil, seasonal preparation, along with knowing what engine repair warning signs to recognize. Service procedures and annual inspection will also be discussed. Finish this course with an introductory understanding of automotive maintenance.

10/1-10/22, W, 6:00-9:00 PM
Shuford $50
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Extreme Couponing (2 Hours)

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.

9/25, Th, 6:00-8:00 PM
McCurry $20
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Whole Food Plant Based Diet (24 Hours)

New! Discover how a whole food, plant based diet can change your life and your health. Hippocrates said ‘Let your food be your medicine.” The latest research and information will be shared in this ongoing adventure toward good health. Topics to be discussed include: salt, sugar, and fat; truths and lies; The China Study and healthy bones; animal protein vs. plant protein; enzymes and raw food; GMOs; label reading; water, air, sun, and sleep; and toxic free homes.

10/1-11/19, W, 6:00-9:00 PM
Brown $125
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Conquistadors in the Carolinas: Early Exploration (1 Hour)

Who were the first people who came to our state? Why did they come? Join noted historian and author Michael C. Hardy on a journey back to our state’s early history and its first explorers, including the Spaniards who came and left only the barest traces of their visit.

9/18, Th, 4:00-5:00 PM
Hardy $10
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Pirates Along the North Carolina Coast (1 Hour)

Avast! Set sail with historian and author Michael C. Hardy to learn about our state’s piratical past and the fascinating figures who loomed large on our coast and even inland, raiding and pillaging their way into history.

9/18, Th, 5:00-6:00 PM
Hardy $10
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Over There, Over Here! North Carolina and the World Wars (1 hour)

Both World Wars left a mark upon North Carolina and her people. This class will chronicle the roles of NC people who fought in both World War I and World War II, and will explore the impact on the home front as well.

10/2, Th, 5:00-6:00 PM
Hardy $10
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Revolutionary NC (1 Hour)

North Carolina played a pivotal, and often overlooked, role in the American Revolution. This class will trace the profound effect of North Carolina and her people on the war that liberated the colonies and began our story as an independent nation.

9/25, Th, 4:00-5:00 PM
Hardy $10
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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There’s Gold in our Hills! North Carolina’s Mining Heritage (1 Hour)

Our North Carolina landscape is beautiful on the surface, but what lies beneath can be even more valuable. Join us for a study in the remarkable mineral wealth and the mining history that grew up around it. No shovel required to dig up this information!

9/25, Th, 5:00-6:00 PM
Hardy $10
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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The Civil War at our Doorstep (1 hour)

Few events have changed North Carolina as much as the American Civil War. Join award-winning Civil War author and historian Michael C. Hardy to learn about the state’s complex and often tragic Civil War history.

10/2, Th, 4:00-5:00 PM
Hardy $10
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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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.

Everyday Pottery (40 hours)

Learn the characteristics of clay as you hand-build or throw pieces on the wheel. Create your own pottery for the home. Learn all the basics of working with clay and advance at you own pace. Beginners welcome! Class held at Yancey Center for Ceramic Arts. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

8/21-10/9, Th, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Amsberry $125 plus supplies and fees
MCC Yancey Learning Center/YCCA
To register call 828-682-7315

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