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Call (231) 995-1700 to register3-D Design (Hybrid)— 2021-01-12 through  2021-04-29$499— HybridView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 12-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. 3-D Design is a hybrid/studio course focused on the fundamentals and technical principles of working three dimensionally. Students will utilize a number of construction methods and materials to create, represent, respond to, and reflect on form, space, and volume. Students will be required to attend in-person or virtually at the scheduled class time. Students will be required to schedule studio time. Lectures and demos will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART132.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095657
ABC America's Boating Course (Livestream)— 2021-05-04 through  2021-05-18$99— LivestreamView Details

3 Tues., May 4-18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. America's Boating Course - 3rd Edition is a first course in the fundamentals of safe boating. Designed to familiarize you with the fundamentals of safe boating and qualify you for Michigan Boating Certification, we will cover four major topics: what a boat is and how to use it safely; USA and state of Michigan boating rules and regulations; boat navigation; and boat communication. You will also learn how to deal with adverse conditions; how to operate related boating equipment such as a boat trailer and a PWC; and how to tie knots that are essential to safe boating. All materials including the Zoom link and ebook will be emailed to you the day before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838369
Amphibians of Northern Michigan (Hybrid)— 2021-04-27 through  2021-05-04$69— HybridView Details

2 Tues., April 27 and May 4, 1-3 p.m. Explore Michigan's wonderful variety of unique frogs and salamanders in this classroom and field course. In the first session, examine the natural history and recent research on Michigan's amphibians before hitting the trail in search of some of these elusive but spectacular creatures. Learn field ID and handling techniques as we search forest, field, swamp and stream. Participate in a citizen science project by contributing our findings to the Michigan Herp Atlas and learn to identify frogs by their calls. The first class meets via Zoom and the second class meets at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire), dress to be outdoors. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Wear a mask to the second class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838432
Animal Winter Adaptations (Livestream)— 2021-02-10 through  2021-02-10$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. As we humans cozy up to the woodstove and burrow under down comforters, the nonmigratory animals that call the woods and waters of northern Michigan home must endure the brutal cold outside for months. Learn about the fascinating and diverse adaptations that allow our animal neighbors to survive this harsh time of year, including changes in behavior and physiology. Discover the details of how the most well-known method - hibernation - works, and also learn about lesser-known phenomena like honeybees huddling for warmth, frogs manufacturing their own "antifreeze," and beavers stockpiling food and surviving the winter locked inside their ice-bound lodges. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726497
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-01-07 through  2021-02-11$75— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED to: 5 Thurs., Jan. 14-Feb. 11, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). What better time than now to come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels - especially this past year - and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721269
Beginning Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-02-18 through  2021-03-25$75— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED to: 5 Thurs., Feb. 18-March 18, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). What better time than now to come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels - especially this past year - and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727348
Beginning Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-04-01 through  2021-05-06$89— Face to FaceView Details

6 Thurs., April 1- May 6, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). What better time than now to come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels - especially this past year - and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839321
Benefits of Educating Employees on Retirement Planning (Livestream)— 2021-02-03 through  2021-02-03$39— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Feb. 3, 10-11 a.m. As an employer, there are benefits to keeping your employees informed about their retirement and financial well-being, with responsibility being lifted from Social Security and employer pension plans to the individual employee. The majority of U.S. workers have no idea how much money they really need to accumulate for retirement, and many don't know where to start or how to develop a plan. By educating your employees, you help increase involvement in employer-sponsored retirement plans and communicate that your company cares about its employees and the type of retirement they will have. Instructor Claudia F. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, most recently as a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402723557
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBiden's First Three Challenges (Livestream) — 2021-01-19 through  2021-02-02$79— LivestreamView Details

3 Tues., Jan. 19-Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-noon. Join Jack Segal for this 3-week series. Arms Control in the Biden Administration (week 1) - President Biden must act quickly to reverse the Trump Administration's dismantling of decades of arms control progress. We will review the damage and map out a strategy for progress. What's Next with Iran? (week 2) - President Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran has crippled their economy but options for preventing Iran from "going nuclear" are rapidly closing. Discuss how the Biden Administration can re-engage with our allies and Teheran to find solutions that stabilize the region. Afghanistan without the U.S. (week 3) - The Afghan peace process is dangerous for both the Afghans and our departing troops. Our long-overdue political engagement has made some progress. The Biden team must now address what role we can play to allow an Afghan-led peaceful transition without U.S. forces.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721368
Biz Start-up 101 (Face to Face) — 2021-03-03 through  2021-03-03$0— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 3, 9-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. The Biz Start 101 workshop is for aspiring entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment. Assess your abilities to lead and manage a company, and evaluate market and sales potential for your products/services. This comprehensive workshop incorporates the Michigan Small Business Development Center's (SBDC) fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch. The workshop features instruction by a SBDC Business Consultant and is a prerequisite to meeting with a SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free ($59 cost is underwritten by the SBDC), however registration is required. Class will be held via Livestream if we are unable to hold it in person for any reason.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727510
Boat Handling (Livestream)— 2021-03-23 through  2021-04-27$125— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., March 23-April 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Boat Handling is intended for newer recreational boaters who have completed a basic boating class (like America's Boating Course) and want to learn more about skilled boat handling in a variety of situations. The course presents material applicable to both power and sail, covering such topics as the skipper's responsibilities, preparing the boat for use, handling and maneuvering a vessel under various conditions in close quarters and on the open water, docking, rules of the road, anchoring, emergencies, knots and line handling. All materials including the Zoom link and ebook will be emailed to you the day before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839366
Butterflies and Moths of the Grand Traverse Bay Region (Livestream)— 2021-04-08 through  2021-04-29$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs., April 8-29, 6-8:30 p.m. Learn to recognize local butterflies and moths, their caterpillars, host plants and habitats that support them. Identify a variety of species and their food resources in an in-depth study over four weeks of virtual learning. Explore how changing environmental factors can greatly influence the abundance of butterflies and moths in sensitive habitats. Gardening and landscaping practices that welcome butterflies and moths will be discussed. Class sessions will feature preserved specimens and hundreds of photographs. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839120
Calligraphy Follow-Along Workshop and Kit (Livestream)— 2021-03-06 through  2021-03-06$89— LivestreamView Details

Sat. March 6, 1-2:30 p.m. Join Artist/Designer Molly Suber Thorpe for a follow-along and Q and A livestreamed from her home studio in Athens, Greece! Absolutely no previous calligraphy experience is required. Molly will cover all the basics of modern script calligraphy, from holding the pen to writing the complete lowercase alphabet. Whether you will be picking up a calligraphy pen for the very first time or are seeking to enhance your existing, beginner-level calligraphy skills, this class is right for you! Taught via Zoom, all materials included. Kit will be mailed to your house the week of the class. A printable PDF packet of class materials that you need to print prior to class and a Zoom link will be emailed the day before class. Register by Feb. 26.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840588
Can Humans Survive Climate Change? (Livestream)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-08$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Thurs., April 6 and 8, 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. This course is part of a Great Lakes Water Studies Institute series of lectures on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Adjunct Instructor Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. Learn about current issues facing the Great Lakes and what citizens can do to preserve this important natural resource. In the first session, hear from Skip Pruss, former Energy Advisor to Governor Granholm, leading expert on renewable energy and the effects of climate change. Learn about climate change and global warming, the rapid transition from a fossil fuel to a renewable energy economy and the prospects for 2020, 2030, 2050 and the 22nd century. The second session addresses the constitutional right to water, liberty and property and the public trust doctrine as a basis to combat climate change. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839200
Cartwheels in the Rain: Finding Faith in the Wake of the Unthinkable (Livestream— 2021-05-04 through  2021-05-04$39— LivestreamView Details

Tues., May 4, 4:30-6 p.m. Sharon Neumann, SPMC AdvGRS, will facilitate a discussion with colleague and author Joseph Dubowski. On February 14, 2008, while Joe and Laurel Dubowski were exchanging Valentine's gifts, a tragedy was unfolding on the campus of Northern Illinois University. A gunman had targeted students in a classroom, and their daughter, Gayle, was one of six who died that day. Joe will share with great candor his thoughts, responses and approaches to healing from this gut-wrenching and unthinkable tragedy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838381
Ceramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-02-06 through  2021-03-27$225— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., Feb. 6-March 27, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 135. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building ceramics studio! Designed for the experienced potter that would like to use our wheels, kilns and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present who can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes access to studio clay (earthenware and stoneware) and basic glazes as well as kiln firings. Artists must supply their own porcelain and specialty glazes if desired. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Ceramics course is also required. Contact Zach Tate (ztate@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726281
Ceramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-04-03 through  2021-05-22$225— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., April 3-May 22, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 135. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building ceramics studio! Designed for the experienced potter that would like to use our wheels, kilns and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present who can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes access to studio clay (earthenware and stoneware) and basic glazes as well as kiln firings. Artists must supply their own porcelain and specialty glazes if desired. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Ceramics course is also required. Contact Zach Tate (ztate@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839291
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChair Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-01-15 through  2021-03-05$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Fri., Jan. 15-March 5, 1-1:45 p.m. Be the best version of yourself - explore your potential with yoga! With this online class taught by Margaret Bennett, you will enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in a seated position at home. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.; both are available via Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off, it's okay to interact; or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721351
Chair Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-03-12 through  2021-05-07$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Fri., March 12-May 7, 1-1:45 p.m. (no class April 2). Be the best version of yourself - explore your potential with yoga! With this online class taught by Margaret Bennett, you will enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in a seated position at home. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.; both are available via Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off, it's okay to interact; or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840003
Coffee Chats: Adventures Out West (Livestream)— 2021-01-29 through  2021-01-29$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Jan. 29, 10-11 a.m. Join local adventurers Chris and Julie Doyal and enjoy a virtual trip to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Fossil Butte National Monument and more without leaving home. Lively stories and professional photography-you won't want to miss this beautiful trip that the Doyals took back in August 2020! This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721376
Coffee Chats: A Northern Michigan Tree Project (Livestream)— 2021-03-05 through  2021-03-05$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 5, 10-11 a.m. A healthy forest benefits everyone! Join Kama Ross and Maddy Baroli to learn about this citizen's project (atrep.net); a positive way to mitigate the challenges of climate change and help ensure diverse, abundant forests for years to come. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840596
Coffee Chats: COVID-19 Exploited a Divided World (Livestream)— 2021-03-26 through  2021-03-26$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 26, 10-11 a.m. Covid-19 exploited a divided world; Ebola lost against a united world. The Ebola outbreak in Africa was contained by organized and well-coordinated global efforts. The collapse of these structures may have facilitated the rapid and devastating spread of SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) which led to a global pandemic of seismic size. Join Salah Qutaishat, an expert in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Microbiology and Immunology to focus on the factors that bolstered the spread of the virus rapidly all over the world. Salah spent the past three decades studying mechanisms of infectious disease transmission. In his free time, Salah plays and officiates soccer, and makes pancake and pizza "art" for his three daughters. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839336
Coffee Chats: Living an Active Senior Life (Livestream)— 2021-02-19 through  2021-02-19$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Feb. 19, 10-11 a.m. Join Maggie Quinn, organizer of our Forever Virtually Fit program, world traveler, and avid quilter to hear her stories and advice about "growing up" healthier into your sixties, seventies and beyond. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727373
Coffee Chats: Michigan Legacy Art Park (Livestream)— 2021-02-26 through  2021-02-26$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Feb. 26, 10-11 a.m. Learn about a great outdoor place to visit not far from Traverse City! Artist and educator Patricia Innis will introduce you to the Michigan Legacy Art Park located in Thompsonville, MI. She'll talk about the first artwork she created there. Her work, "Logging Camp," was an environmental installation that involved Innis returning to the park once a season for a few days for a full year. In the fall she created outlines on trees of men who worked in the Michigan logging industry. In the fall they were made with leaves, in the winter with snow, in the spring with clay slip. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727470
Coffee Chats: Mickey Graham - Pit Spitters & 20+ Years of Baseball (Livestream)— 2021-04-16 through  2021-04-16$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 16, 10-11 a.m. Join Pit Spitters General Manager, Mickey Graham and hear how the Pit Spitters operate, what the team looks for in finding up and coming college players, and hear some fun stories from his 20+ years of working in Minor League baseball. Gain an inside perspective on managing a baseball team and how the organization plans on using Turtle Creek Stadium for more than baseball. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838496
Coffee Chats: Root Cause Medicine (Livestream)— 2021-03-12 through  2021-03-12$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 12, 10-11 a.m. Carol Bell, registered dietician from Table Health in Traverse City, will discuss food, health and overall wellness. More and more, consumers want an active role in their health by getting to the root cause, not just by treating the symptoms. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840009
Coffee Chats: Sailing the Inland Seas (Livestream)— 2021-04-02 through  2021-04-02$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 2, 10-11 a.m. Join Inland Seas Education Association's (ISEA) Program Coordinator, Stephanie Rustem, as she discusses how ISEA uses hands-on STEM experiences to connect people to the Great Lakes and how they're adapting in the time of COVID-19. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839311
Coffee Chats: Taking Flight in Retirement (Livestream)— 2021-02-12 through  2021-02-12$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Feb. 12, 10-11 a.m. Join Bill Donberg, Adjunct NMC Flight Instructor and retired Dow Chemical Company executive, to hear thoughts and entertaining stories on finding purpose; planning early and making health a priority. Bill lives in Elk Rapids and is an avid supporter of NMC's Aviation Program and the NMC Foundation. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727242
Coffee Chats: The Field Guide to Northwest Michigan (Livestream)— 2021-04-23 through  2021-04-23$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 23, 10-11 a.m. Join James Dake, author of the regional best-seller, "Field Guide to Northwest Michigan" and Education Director at Grass River, as he discusses the making of the 2nd edition of the Field Guide. James will share the stories behind the photographs of Michigan plants and animals and illustrate what makes Northwest Michigan unique. Be inspired to get outdoors and explore and protect our beautiful state. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838464
Coffee Chats: The Lesson of the Lark (Livestream)— 2021-03-19 through  2021-03-19$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 19, 10-11 a.m. Join NMC's Director of Music Jeffrey Cobb as he shares how a book written to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Women's Voting Rights Act, became a concert piece for choir and jazz orchestra, which became a virtual performance project involving the NMC Choirs, NMC Audio Tech and Visual Communications students. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839522
Coffee Chats: The Whole Carafe (Livestream)— 2021-01-29 through  2021-04-30$99— LivestreamView Details

Fridays, Jan. 29-April 30, 10-11 a.m. For $99, you may enroll in all Coffee Chats through April 30! Coffee Chats, equally entertaining as they are informative, are virtual one-hour conversations between our staff and friends at NMC Extended Education, and our incredible community guests. These conversations highlight community non profits and partners and NMC staff and faculty. Coffee Chats begin with an upbeat interview followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose. Starting with travel, global issues, music and health--there are so many great topics to explore. Pour a cup of your favorite hot beverage, and spend an hour with us each week from the comfort of home! Only those enrolled in "The Whole Carafe" will receive a link to each recording BEFORE and AFTER each event, so if you miss it, you may watch it later. Carafe package is available for a limited time; register by Feb. 26.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721382
Coffee Chats: Tour Grand Traverse Region Water Projects (Livestream)— 2021-04-30 through  2021-04-30$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 30, 10-11 a.m. Join Constanza Hazelwood PhD, Education and Outreach Coordinator for NMC's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, to explore our local water projects. Learn history, highlights and updates of projects such as the Boardman River Restoration, the Fish Pass and the Conservation Resource Alliance. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838400
Coffee Chats: Travel Trailers (Livestream)— 2021-04-09 through  2021-04-09$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 9, 10-11 a.m. Meet Chris and Julie Doyal, experienced travel trailer-ers and avid adventurers to learn how to plan, navigate and maximize your summer vacation on wheels. See great photography from their own trips and receive their best tips for your summer escapes. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838821
Coffee Chats: Who's Smoking Now & Why it Matters (Livestream)— 2021-02-05 through  2021-02-05$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Feb. 5, 10-11 a.m. Join Ken Warner, retired U of M professor, to learn how the demographics of smoking have changed substantially over the years. Many of us think that the problem of smoking has been resolved, but did you know that 1 out of 7 adults in America are still smoking? Learn about what we can do to help mitigate this issue. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726264
Comparative Religion for K-12 Educators (Livestream - 3 SCECH)— 2021-02-18 through  2021-02-18$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Feb. 18, 6-8:30 p.m. The American Academy of Religion has made the following statement: "1) there exists a widespread illiteracy about religion in the U.S.; 2) there are several consequences that stem from this illiteracy, including the ways that it fuels prejudice and antagonism, thereby hindering efforts aimed at promoting respect for diversity, peaceful coexistence, and cooperative endeavors in local, national, and global arenas; 3) it is possible to diminish religious illiteracy by teaching about religion from an academic, non-devotional perspective in primary, middle, and secondary schools". Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, as we explore the topic of Comparative Religion in a K-12 setting. Learners will engage in a consideration of the tools and resources that have been developed for educators, and will leave with materials that are accessible and applicable to the classroom.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727356
Compassionate Journeys: Lessons from My Work with the Dying (Livestream)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-06$39— LivestreamView Details

Tues., April 6, 4:30-6 p.m. Sharon Neumann, SPMC AdvGRS, facilitates a live discussion with colleague and author G. Jay Westbrook who recounts his own life experience of abandonment by his parents, sexual and physical abuse by his childhood caretakers, and the healing journey that led him to his internationally recognized work with the dying. Westbrook generously shares with us the tools he has used and created over the last 30 years to bring comfort - physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual - to the dying, the families of the dying, and their professional and lay caregivers.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839215
Composting: Reclaiming Riches (Livestream)— 2021-04-29 through  2021-04-29$39— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., April 29, 6-8 p.m. Your own trash could make you "healthy, wealthy and wise". Discover how to reclaim the riches that you throw away every day by turning them into valuable compost teeming with life. Explore several methods of home-scale composting and learn about the benefits and pitfalls of each. Understand what kind of compost to make, numerous ways to use your new riches, and resources to get you started. Taught via Zoom. Link for the class will be emailed to you the day before.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838417
Computer and Internet Basics (Online)— 2021-03-03 through  2021-05-01$199— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, March 3-May 1, Access anytime. Computers are fun! Learn the essential skills required to use a computer, including accessing software and data through the desktop and maintaining files and folders. You will also spend time learning about the World Wide Web, email and search engines. This is a great first online course to help you become comfortable with learning on this platform. This course requires a Windows PC or a Mac with a Windows partition. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as CIT 122A. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and the capacity for word processing and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095710
Continuous Improvement and Problem Solving (Livestream)— 2021-04-13 through  2021-04-15$89— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Thurs., April 13 and 15, 1-3 p.m. Learn the basic tools for implementing a continuous improvement system. You will learn the primary problem-solving steps as well as how to use visual management systems, metrics, and stand-up meetings to get traction in your improvement efforts. This course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute for NMC staff and the public.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838572
Coping with COVID - Connecting through Creativity (Livestream)— 2021-02-11 through  2021-03-04$79— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs., Feb. 11-March 4, 6-7 p.m. Are you feeling disconnected, uncertain, anxious, or isolated? Art Therapist, Kathleen Buday, will introduce ways to engage in the creative process to help alleviate anxiety and stress, and to build resilience. Utilizing basic materials (watercolor or acrylic paints, oil pastels or crayons, glue, pencil and paper), you will be guided in approaches to promote insight and understanding. This community-centered group aims to foster hope and connection as we observe, discuss, create and reflect. All levels are welcome from no art experience to the seasoned artist. Taught via Zoom, class link will be emailed the day before the class begins. No specific supplies are needed, please utilize whatever art supplies you already have at home. Ages 18+.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727224
Creative and Productive Writing for All Things Business (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-02-18$79— LivestreamView Details

2 weeks, Tues. and Thurs., Feb. 9, 11, 16 and 18, 1-2 p.m. Want to draw a larger audience with better wording? Websites and internet listings, ads, reviews, mail correspondence - it all can be written with a personal creative touch that enhances its appeal. Many businesses use fact-throwing, nuts n' bolts wording that only imparts the basics of a business. Learn to freewrite pertinent, informative copy that gets read while also being properly edited for grammar, spelling and punctuation. Let's write creative content and then tidy it up, not restrict the creation with the detail of structure. Well written conceptual text builds relationships and motivates customers to buy products and utilize the services you offer. Remove the boring, and sell with a flair!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726295
Cybersecurity: Small Business - Big Threat (Livestream)— 2021-02-16 through  2021-02-16$49— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Feb. 16, 9-11 a.m. Small businesses are at risk for cyber-attacks. In fact, small businesses are more vulnerable in many ways. Learn why cybersecurity is important and explore multiple cybersecurity concepts. Discover how to cybersecure your business, and examine different everyday cyber scenarios. This presentation addresses the most common areas for concern and action for small business owners, followed by an interactive panel discussion with experts in the field.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727281
Course ClosedDate Night - Crepes Francaises Authentiques (Face to Face)— 2021-03-18 through  2021-03-18$149— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., March 18, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special - your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. There is nothing more French than a crepe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crepes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crepes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crepe plate and learn to make crepes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crepe-making experience. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your crepes in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839527
Course ClosedDate Night - Floribbean Cuisine (Face to Face)— 2021-04-14 through  2021-04-14$149— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., April 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. Create dishes full of flavor and color including: shrimp ceviche, mojo pork chops, and pineapple rum cake. The cooking styles and techniques used in Floribbean Cuisine are highly influenced by Cuba, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your meal in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838513
Course ClosedDate Night - Paris in Springtime (Face to Face)— 2021-05-05 through  2021-05-05$149— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., May 5, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. Learn how to properly cook salmon and make an accompanying white wine pan sauce. Experience making herbed butter, savory souffles and lemon mousse and more! It is a fun meal to prepare and a delicious one to share with someone special. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your meal in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838321
Course ClosedDate Night - Tuscan Countryside (Face to Face)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-02-24$149— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Feb. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special - your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. Learn how to marinate and cook chicken thighs creating a crispy skin on the outside and a juicy interior. Students will learn the risotto method used to make creamy risotto and temporary emulsion method to make salad dressing from scratch. Last but not least, we will make Italian zabaglione from scratch. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your meal in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727410
Design Your Best Garden Ever (Face to Face) — 2021-04-07 through  2021-04-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., April 7, 6-8:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 116. Calling all would-be and existing gardeners, homesteaders, and master gardeners! Learn to design your own lush organic oasis of food, herbs, flowers and fruit! We'll discuss companion planting, raised beds, stacking functions, growing plants for bees, using herbs, perennials, and more. Learn to work with microbes, sunshine, animals, gravity, patterns and details in your garden design, so you can create a food-producing landscape that regenerates your soil as well as your soul. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839142
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Graphics Design - Adobe Illustrator (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$565— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. This course covers the basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Students will learn how to create and manipulate shapes, work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Students will learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging and other basic design principles. You will also learn to prep files for print and choose the correct color space for various applications. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Illustrator is included in the cost. Lectures will be simulcast via Zoom. Students must have Adobe Illustrator and adequate computer equipment to attend class remotely. Instructor will be in the lab during scheduled class times. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as VCA150.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095049
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$565— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 1-3 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Learn Adobe Photoshop, a photo manipulation tool used to create images for print and the web. Learn how to use layers, effects, filters, masks and selection techniques for proper image editing. Incorporate type and vector objects into bitmap layouts. You will learn about color management, using various tools to restore damaged images, automating tasks, and choosing the proper color space for print and Web applications. The basics of using a digital camera and scanner and the rights management of images is also covered. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Photoshop is included in the cost for this course. Lectures will be simulcast via Zoom. Students must have Adobe Photoshop and adequate computer equipment to attend class remotely. Instructor will be in the lab during scheduled class times. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as VCA127.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095060
Course ClosedDigital Marketing (Online)— 2021-03-03 through  2021-05-01$299— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, March 3-May 1, Access anytime. Develop a digital marketing strategy for your business including display ads, search marketing, content marketing, email marketing and social media marketing. Learn how to create content that engages and how to ensure you have buy-in from your audience. The instructor, Elizabeth Sonnabend, has over twenty years marketing experience working for various local companies in Northern Michigan and 10 years teaching Marketing for NMC. Her educational background includes a BS in Business from Ferris State University and an MBA from Lawrence Technological University. Basic email and internet usage skills required. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as MKT208. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and the capacity for word processing and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings).

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095721
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Photography 1 (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$525— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. Students will gain a strong understanding of manual exposure with a digital camera, working in camera raw, digital workflow, and natural light. Be introduced to the artistic principles of aesthetics, composition, color, and applying those principles to the digital photography medium. You will also work in post processing with lightroom, photoshop, and output to digital prints. Taught live online via Zoom, and lectures are also recorded and posted to Moodle. Fine Arts computer lab will be open during class times for student use, and the instructor will be present. Required texts, Digital Photography: A Basic Manual by Henry Horenstein; (ISBN-13:9780316020749), and Digital Photography Workbook by Kim Mosely; (ISBN-13:9780966321531), available at nmc.edu/bookstore. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as ART 174.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095066
Don't Touch Your Face! Presentation Skills for the Zoom World (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-02-23$69— LivestreamView Details

3 Tues., Feb. 9-23, 6-7:30 p.m. The COVID-19 pandemic has required many people to interact with others remotely via Zoom for both work and leisure activities. Good presentation skills are needed more than ever in order for you to be successful at sharing your ideas and concerns with others. Learn essential skills for communicating, working with speech patterns, voice tone, eye contact, gestures, and other aspects of an effective presentation, as well as increase your confidence and authority as a presenter. Led by Dr. Diane Clark, adjunct instructor of voice at NMC, and Associate Professor Emerita at Rhodes College in Memphis, where she taught music and public speaking for 32 years.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726307
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDrawing (Livestream)— 2021-01-12 through  2021-04-29$499— LivestreamView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 12-April 29, 1-3 p.m. Instructor: Leah Schroeder. Students will be introduced to basic drawing skills and techniques through the use of line, form, composition, perspective and the use of chiaroscuro. The course emphasis is on using drawing as a vehicle for seeing and communicating. Students will learn to judge proportions, create volume, depict the illusion of space and to analyze their own work as well as others. Black and white dry medium will be used for all assignments. Students are expected to attend virtually via Zoom at the scheduled class time. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART121.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095676
Drawing Trees with Charcoal and Graphite (Livestream)— 2021-04-10 through  2021-04-17$69— LivestreamView Details

2 Sat., April 10 and 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Northern Michigan has more than 100 different species of trees. Learn to draw them in this introductory course from a local artist who is inspired by the natural beauty of our region. From sugar maples to yellow birch, create the perfect composition of a forest scene. Learn the essentials of drawing trees with graphite pencils and charcoal using lines and shading. Bring a photo of trees for reference. Taught online via Zoom. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and a list of supplies needed for the class. Cost of the supplies can vary depending on the brand; the approximate cost is $45. Register by April 2.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838804
Eldercare: Basic Caregiving Skills (Livestream)— 2021-02-16 through  2021-02-16$49— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. Learn the specific physical care responsibilities of caregiving in this beginners' course. Master proper body mechanics preventing injury to the patient and the caregiver. Learn about infection control, emergency care, and when to consult a medical professional. We'll cover basic hygiene, feeding, and essential equipment used in home health care. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727321
Eldercare: Basic Caregiving Skills (Livestream)— 2021-04-19 through  2021-04-19$49— LivestreamView Details

Mon., April 19, 6-9 p.m. Tues., Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. Learn the specific physical care responsibilities of caregiving in this beginners' course. Master proper body mechanics preventing injury to the patient and the caregiver. Learn about infection control, emergency care, and when to consult a medical professional. We'll cover basic hygiene, feeding, and essential equipment used in home health care. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838491
Eldercare: Dementia and Memory Care Basics (Livestream)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-02-24$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m. Learn the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's, the stages of dementia, risk factors and more. Discover communication strategies to help you decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia. This course will help you better understand and respond to the behaviors associated with dementia. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727419
Eldercare: Dementia and Memory Care Basics (Livestream)— 2021-04-14 through  2021-04-14$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 14, 6-9 p.m. Learn the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's, the stages of dementia, risk factors and more. Discover communication strategies to help you decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia. This course will help you better understand and respond to the behaviors associated with dementia. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838523
Eldercare: Entering the Eldercare Workforce (Livestream)— 2021-03-11 through  2021-03-11$0— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 11, 6-8 p.m. Dust off your resume and attend this workshop designed for those looking to enter the Eldercare workforce. Local employers will give you resume tips, conduct mock interviews, and explain the hiring process. Free to students who have completed the Eldercare certificate and NMC students looking for employment in healthcare while attending college. View Eldercare Certificate details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840023
Eldercare: Entering the Eldercare Workforce (Livestream)— 2021-04-28 through  2021-04-28$0— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 28, 6-8 p.m. Dust off your resume and attend this workshop designed for those looking to enter the Eldercare workforce. Local employers will give you resume tips, conduct mock interviews, and explain the hiring process. Free to students who have completed the Eldercare certificate and NMC students looking for employment in healthcare while attending college. View Eldercare Certificate details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838426
Eldercare: Family Dynamics and Crisis Prevention Intervention (Livestream)— 2021-03-03 through  2021-03-03$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 3, 6-9 p.m. Family members often disagree about how best to care for a loved one. When these concerns aren't properly addressed, it can be hard for family members to make informed decisions. Learn how to navigate family dynamics and hopefully prevent a crisis before it happens. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402836420
Eldercare: Family Dynamics and Crisis Prevention Intervention (Livestream)— 2021-04-05 through  2021-04-05$49— LivestreamView Details

Mon., April 5, 6-9 p.m. Family members often disagree about how best to care for a loved one. When these concerns aren't properly addressed, it can be hard for family members to make informed decisions. Learn how to navigate family dynamics and hopefully prevent a crisis before it happens. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. he Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839280
Eldercare: Legal and Ethical Issues in Eldercare (Livestream)— 2021-03-01 through  2021-03-01$49— LivestreamView Details

Mon., March 1, 6-9 p.m. Elder abuse is a serious issue in this country. Learn about the laws that protect our elders, legal terms related to eldercare and protecting a person's health information. Participants will discuss how to handle ethical dilemmas commonly faced by caregivers, including end-of-life care, care of those with dementia, the right to refuse treatment, and disclosing information to family members. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727487
Eldercare: Legal and Ethical Issues in Eldercare (Livestream)— 2021-04-07 through  2021-04-07$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 7, 6-9 p.m. Elder abuse is a serious issue in this country. Learn about the laws that protect our elders, legal terms related to eldercare and protecting a person's health information. Participants will discuss how to handle ethical dilemmas commonly faced by caregivers, including end-of-life care, care of those with dementia, the right to refuse treatment, and disclosing information to family members. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839149
Eldercare: Meal Prep and Planning for Caregivers (Face to Face)— 2021-02-22 through  2021-02-22$69— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112. Older adults have specific nutritional and caloric needs. Learn how to prep simple meals and snacks to ensure a healthy diet. This class will cover safe food handling, meal planning and shopping, as well as the warning signs and prevention of malnutrition. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare. Class will be held via Livestream if we are unable to hold it in person for any reason. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727400
Eldercare: Meal Prep and Planning for Caregivers (Face to Face)— 2021-04-12 through  2021-04-12$69— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., April 12, 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112. Older adults have specific nutritional and caloric needs. Learn how to prep simple meals and snacks to ensure a healthy diet. This class will cover safe food handling, meal planning and shopping, as well as the warning signs and prevention of malnutrition. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare. Class will be held via Livestream if we are unable to hold it in person for any reason. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838762
Eldercare: Meeting the Social Needs of Seniors (Livestream)— 2021-02-18 through  2021-02-18$49— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m. Keeping seniors social is important to maintaining their physical and mental health. Hear from Senior Advocate April Missias on how to meet the social and companionship needs of our elders. Learn tips on activities to keep their mind sharp and their bodies moving. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727366
Eldercare: Meeting the Social Needs of Seniors (Livestream)— 2021-04-21 through  2021-04-21$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 21, 6-9 p.m. Keeping seniors social is important to maintaining their physical and mental health. Hear from Senior Advocate April Missias on how to meet the social and companionship needs of our elders. Learn tips on activities to keep their mind sharp and their bodies moving. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838475
Eldercare Careers Information Session (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-02-09$0— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Feb. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. Attend a free online information session on working in Eldercare. Hear from area employers about one of the most rewarding entry-level careers available in northern Michigan. Attending one of these sessions is required for those wanting to earn the Eldercare certificate. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be prepared to begin working with home health care clients in their homes or assist in other caregiver settings. These courses are also helpful for family caregivers. See details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726316
Eldercare Careers Information Session (Livestream)— 2021-03-24 through  2021-03-24$0— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 24, 6-7:30 p.m. Attend a free online information session on working in Eldercare. Hear from area employers about one of the most rewarding entry-level careers available in northern Michigan. Attending one of these sessions is required for those wanting to earn the Eldercare certificate. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be prepared to begin working with home health care clients in their homes or assist in other caregiver settings. These courses are also helpful for family caregivers. See details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839348
Essential Skills for Photographers (Face to Face)— 2021-04-15 through  2021-04-15$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 15, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07 (lower level). Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how it applies to digital photography. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838507
Essentials of Customer Service (Livestream)— 2021-04-07 through  2021-04-14$79— LivestreamView Details

2 Wed., April 7 and 14, 9:30-11 a.m. Designed for managers and entrepreneurs wanting to create excellence in customer service. Learn to identify the key elements that contribute to a culture of great service. Equip yourself with the tools and techniques needed for improving customer relations. Go back to your business with resources to adapt and put to use right away, as well as tips for training your employees. Uses the Zingerman training method for customer service excellence.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839168
Everybody Act! (Livestream)— 2021-03-04 through  2021-03-25$99— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs., March 4-25, 6-8 p.m. Do you have the acting bug? Whether you are shy or outgoing, this process-oriented acting class will give you a safe place to express your creativity on the virtual stage. Brush up on your acting, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. Be part of an ensemble. Gain confidence. Get out of your comfort zone and do something you have always wanted to do. In a fast-paced and fun class, you will participate in snippets, improvisation activities, short scenes, and theatre exercises, all through Zoom. Great for the beginner or experienced actor ages 18-108! Links for the livestream class will be sent out the day of the class. If you prefer, private virtual acting lessons are also available; for details, call NMC-EES at (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840605
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFeldenkrais for Ease of Movement (Livestream)— 2021-01-07 through  2021-03-25$125— LivestreamView Details

CHANGED TO: 10 Thurs., Jan. 14-March 18, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement). The Feldenkrais Method employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and to increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out! You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721276
Financing Options for Small Business (Livestream)— 2021-02-02 through  2021-02-09$39— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Feb. 2 and 9, 9-10 a.m. Most entrepreneurs will require an influx of money during the lifespan of their business. Learn what financing options are available and how to position yourself for potential funding opportunities. If you have a new business looking to acquire startup money or an established company looking to grow, join Chris Wendel, of the lending organization Northern Initiatives, as he shares a wide variety of funding resources. Review many traditional sources of capital as well as new sources of funding that are a bit under the radar. This session includes a clear overview of bank financing; and federal, state, and local loan programs.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402722407
Five Money Questions for Women (Livestream)— 2021-05-05 through  2021-05-05$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., May 5, Noon-1:30 p.m. Women and men have differing considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals. For instance, because of a woman's average longer life span, your needs may be significantly different from those of your spouse or others. In this livestream course, the instructor will share perspectives on a process women can use to identify financial goals and set a strategy. We will also discuss the Rule of 72, systematic investing, employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs as strategies for saving. Instructor Claudia F. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, most recently as a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838325
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Virtually Fit - Get Me Through Winter (Livestream)— 2021-01-04 through  2021-03-26$279— LivestreamView Details

12 weeks, Jan. 4-March 26 (It's OK to join after Jan. 4) Join Maggie Quinn and her crew of compassionate and experienced instructors for a virtual fitness program that includes an UNLIMITED number of classes a week for a total of 15+ weekly FUN and FLEXIBLE fitness and wellness options for you. Customize your workouts, set achievable goals, and enjoy the comfort and safety of your own home. Classes meet Monday through Friday virtually (livestream via Zoom). If you miss one, you can watch it anytime during that week. See class schedule at www.nmc.edu/fitness. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, let us help you achieve a new level of personal joy and wellness. The daily schedule is subject to small changes. After registering, email instructor Maggie (maggiequinn357@gmail.com) to get started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 86. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402482410
Forever Virtually Fit - Its Still Winter (Livestream)— 2021-03-29 through  2021-05-28$249— LivestreamView Details

9 weeks, March 29-May 28. Join Maggie Quinn and her crew of compassionate and experienced instructors for a virtual fitness program that includes an UNLIMITED number of classes a week for a total of 15+ weekly FUN and FLEXIBLE fitness and wellness options for you. Customize your workouts, set achievable goals, and enjoy the comfort and safety of your own home. Classes meet Monday through Friday virtually (livestream via Zoom). If you miss one, you can watch it anytime during that week. See class schedule at www.nmc.edu/fitness. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, let us help you achieve a new level of personal joy and wellness. The daily schedule is subject to small changes. After registering, email instructor Maggie (maggiequinn357@gmail.com) to get started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839328
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Virtually Fit - The Commitment (Livestream)— 2021-01-04 through  2021-05-28$425— LivestreamView Details

21 weeks, Jan. 4-May 28 (It's OK to join after Jan. 4) This option includes three 30-minute one-on-one zoom sessions. Join Maggie Quinn and her crew of compassionate and experienced instructors for a virtual fitness program that includes an UNLIMITED number of classes a week for a total of 15+ weekly FUN and FLEXIBLE fitness and wellness options for you. Customize your workouts, set achievable goals, and enjoy the comfort and safety of your own home. Classes meet Monday through Friday virtually (livestream via Zoom). If you miss one, you can watch it anytime during that week. See class schedule at www.nmc.edu/fitness. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, let us help you achieve a new level of personal joy and wellness. The daily schedule is subject to small changes. After registering, email instructor Maggie (maggiequinn357@gmail.com) to get started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 84. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402719833
For Love of Water and Future of the Great Lakes (Livestream)— 2021-03-16 through  2021-03-18$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Thurs., March 16 and 18 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Guest lecturer Dave Dempsey, Sr. Policy Advisor at For Love of Water (FLOW) and former Sr. Policy Advisor to the Great Lakes Commission, discusses the role of the International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes, the Great Lakes Compact, Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and the 6th Great Lake-Groundwater. The second session discusses the Compact's diversion ban, including the controversy around the Foxconn "straddling community" and Waukesha "straddling county" diversions, the bottled water "loop hole," and the effects of climate change. This course is part of a Great Lakes Water Studies Institute series of lectures on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Adjunct Instructor Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. Learn about current issues facing the Great Lakes and what citizens can do to preserve this important natural resource. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839965
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times (Livestream)— 2021-01-13 through  2021-03-03$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., Jan. 13-March 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m. This gentle practice of yoga cultivates mindfulness along with physical and spiritual wellbeing. Instructor Margaret Bennett weaves ancient wisdom teachings into this class that is designed to comfort, inspire and provide insight to help us grow during difficult days and celebrate life in any circumstance. Designed for people of any level of physical ability. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721329
Gentle Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times (Livestream)— 2021-03-10 through  2021-05-05$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., March 10-May 5 (no class March 31), 10:30-11:30 a.m. This gentle practice of yoga cultivates mindfulness along with physical and spiritual wellbeing. Instructor Margaret Bennett weaves ancient wisdom teachings into this class that is designed to comfort, inspire and provide insight to help us grow during difficult days and celebrate life in any circumstance. Designed for people of any level of physical ability. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840199
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-01-12 through  2021-03-02$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Tues., Jan. 12-March 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Instructor Margaret Bennett's Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721324
Gentle Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-03-09 through  2021-05-04$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Tues., March 9-May 4 (no class March 30), 10:30-11:30 a.m. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Instructor Margaret Bennett's Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840518
Get Found on Google Search and Maps (Livestream)— 2021-04-14 through  2021-04-14$25— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 14, 9-10 a.m. Did you know that 80 percent of consumers use a search engine, like Google, when looking for information about local businesses? This one-hour workshop teaches local professionals how to get their business on Google Search and Maps by creating or claiming their free Google My Business profile. You will also receive a tour of how to control the information that appears on your business profile across Google Search and Maps using the Google Business dashboard. Taking these small steps to create an active, up-to-date profile will help your business increase its online presence and reach more potential customers. This course is offered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838528
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad (Livestream)— 2021-02-17 through  2021-02-24$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Wed., Feb. 17 and 24, 1-2:30 pm. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Have your fully charged iPad handy during this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406536111
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone (Livestream)— 2021-02-16 through  2021-02-23$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Feb. 16 and 23, 1-2:30 pm. Learn how to use your iPhone to its fullest potential. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smartphone. Have your fully charged iPhone on hand so that you can practice at the same time. Not only will you be able to see instructor Steve Stanton's face as he talks you through the curriculum, he will have a special camera set up to show you what everything looks like up close on an iPhone. This is a popular class that Steve has reimagined specifically for the Zoom environment. You are three one-hour sessions away from being a much more confident iPhone user!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406536062
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone (Livestream)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-13$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., April 6 and 13, 6-7:30 pm. Learn how to use your iPhone to its fullest potential. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smartphone. Have your fully charged iPhone on hand so that you can practice at the same time. Not only will you be able to see instructor Steve Stanton's face as he talks you through the curriculum, he will have a special camera set up to show you what everything looks like up close on an iPhone. This is a popular class that Steve has reimagined specifically for the Zoom environment. You are three one-hour sessions away from being a much more confident iPhone user!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406536070
Google Arts and Culture (Livestream)— 2021-03-10 through  2021-03-10$39— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Allison B. Thornton, Certified Google Trainer, to explore the world's arts and culture through Google Arts and Culture (GAC). Visit the world's museums up close from your computer. Visit works of art and culture for pleasure, reflection and more. GAC covers everything from art, history, and culture through stories, online exhibits and other features. Also learn to search international publications and translate them to English. Participants must have their own Google account.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840205
Google Drive - Getting It Straight (Livestream)— 2021-03-17 through  2021-03-17$39— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Allison B. Thornton, Certified Google Trainer to learn to use, share and organize files in Google Drive. Drive lets you keep all your work in one place, view different file formats without buying extra software, and access your files from any device. You'll get comfortable utilizing and differentiating between the cloud storage features of My Drive and Shared Drive. Participants must have their own Google account.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839549
Grant Basics (Livestream - 3 SCECH)— 2021-03-10 through  2021-03-10$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 10, 6-8:30 p.m. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, evaluate organizational readiness, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, common requirements, components, and terminology. Discover what grant seeking and funding is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing your grant strategy and proposals.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840218
Grant Resources (Livestream - 3 SCECH)— 2021-04-07 through  2021-04-07$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 7, 6-8:30 p.m. Explore the many resources available to help you to locate and research grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of online resources as well as strategies to conduct your search and sources for additional guidance. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resource links to begin searching for funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Students are encouraged to sample searching online along with the instructor during the class with screen sharing available if needed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839185
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Part 1 (Livestream)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-03-17$59— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Feb. 24-March 17, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727430
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Part 2 (Livestream)— 2021-03-24 through  2021-04-14$59— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., March 24-April 14, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839355
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Parts 1 & 2 (Livestream)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-04-14$109— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., Feb. 24-April 14, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727436
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHistory of Western Art II (Online)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-01$565— OnlineView Details

15 weeks, Jan. 11-May 1, Access anytime. This course is designed to introduce major trends in Western Art from the Renaissance through Modernism to the present. Significant works of painting, sculpture and architecture are presented within the social, political and cultural context of each period. Required text, Art History Book Package, Portable Edition, Books 4 and 6, by Marilyn Stokstad, Michael W. Cothren, available at the NMC Bookstore (nmc.edu/bookstore). NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART112.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095088
How We Got Here: The Origins of the Modern Museum (Livestream) — 2021-02-10 through  2021-02-10$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Feb. 10, 10-11:30 a.m. According to the American Alliance of Museums, the United States boasts over 33,000 museums of all kinds - from art museums to speciality collections (think "The National Mustard Museum" in Middleton, Wisconsin), there really is something for everyone in the 21st century. But how did we get here? Where did collecting and museum display originate in the western world, and how have our complex and interconnected histories create the museum paradigm that exists today? Explore the roots of the modern museum through lecture followed by a brief question and answer session. From the library of Alexandria in Ptolemaic Egypt to the soaring cathedrals of the Middle Ages; delve into how intellectual curiosity, power, nationalism and institutionalized racism have shaped the museums of today.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726504
Introduction to Buddhism (Livestream)— 2021-03-04 through  2021-03-04$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 4, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Buddhism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Buddhism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Buddhism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840627
Introduction to Paganism (Livestream)— 2021-03-18 through  2021-03-18$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 18, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Paganism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Paganism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Paganism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this fascinating spiritual path, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839541
Introduction to Photography and Videography (Face to Face)— 2021-03-13 through  2021-03-13$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 13, 1-4 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. Work with NMC Instructor, Coreene Kreiser, to understand the basics of photography and videography exposure principles, metering modes, histograms, and white balance. Then practice using professional editing software (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere) to perfect your still photos and videos. No camera or materials needed for this course - sample digital images and files will be provided by the instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839978
Introduction to Project Management (Livestream)— 2021-02-11 through  2021-03-04$189— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs., Feb. 11-March 4, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Learn the fundamentals of project management. This class focuses on the importance of a clearly defined project scope, development of a resource plan, budget and schedule, and the role of effective communication and risk mitigation strategies to the overall success of a project. The eight (8) hour course is broken into 4 separate 3-hour training events to allow attendees to develop a project plan specific to their respective department or area of interest. Come with a project in mind to work on during the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727228
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbooks Pro 2020 (desktop version) (Face to Face)— 2021-02-05 through  2021-02-26$199— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Feb. 5-26, 9 a.m.-noon, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. Learn to create invoices, receipts and statements; track your payables, inventory and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports. Bring your questions about QuickBooks. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726269
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Voiceovers (Online - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-06$49— OnlineView Details

Class is scheduled at a time of your preference. After enrolling please email info@voicesforall.com with your name, phone, email, and availability. Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. You will learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you will need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, takes notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offers some coaching to improve your delivery. You will receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. For ages 18 and over.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721301
Introduction to Zoroastrianism (Livestream)— 2021-03-11 through  2021-03-11$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 11, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Zoroastrianism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Zoroastrianism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Zoroastrianism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840037
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-03-20 through  2021-04-03$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., March 20-April 3, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience who wants to up your skill level, this is for you! Beginners will learn the basic foundations of knitting. You will knit a sampler using the basic stitches and learn what some of the knitting abbreviations mean and how to read a simple pattern. We will discuss different types of yarn and what those needle sizes really mean. If you are beyond the very beginner level and want to take your knitting up a notch or two, please contact the instructor with your ideas. If anyone has questions or concerns, please phone instructor Lindy Barnes (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839380
Knitting: Socks Your Way (Face to Face)— 2021-02-27 through  2021-03-13$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., Feb. 27-March 13, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Socks are the rage - they are small, portable, use relatively little yarn and are fun to knit. If you are new to sock knitting, you will learn the basics by knitting a mini-size sock using worsted weight (#4) wool or wool blend on size US4 or US5 needles. Knit in the round on your choice of DPNs, two 24-inch circular needles or one 40-inch circular needle (Magic Loop technique). If you already know how to knit socks and want to learn new techniques, this is for you. Pattern is provided. Prerequisite: you must already know the basics of knitting. Knitting in the round is a plus, but not required. Please phone instructor Lindy Barnes with any questions or concerns (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727476
Knitting: The Very Beginning (Face to Face)— 2021-02-20 through  2021-02-20$39— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 20, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which knitting class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727395
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKundalini Yoga Fire Series (Face to Face)— 2021-01-07 through  2021-03-25$175— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 11 Thurs., Jan. 14-March 25, 6:45-8:15 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721286
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series (Face to Face)— 2021-04-08 through  2021-06-10$155— Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs., April 8-June 10, 6:45-8:15 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839126
Learn to See as an Artist Sees, and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws (Livestream)— 2021-04-07 through  2021-05-12$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Wed., April 7-May 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! You will need an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser. Taught online via Zoom. This class is even more fun if you register with a friend! The instructor will contact students with a zoom link before the start of the first class, and additional study handouts will be mailed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839191
Life After Death: Virtual Discussion Group (Livestream)— 2021-03-09 through  2021-03-09$29— LivestreamView Details

Tues., March 9, 4:30-6 p.m. Is there life after death? Join Sharon Neumann, SPMC AdvGRS, advanced grief recovery specialist, who has worked with thousands of individuals who report profound personal experiences evidencing the continuation of life after the passing of a loved one or a personal near death experience. Sharon will facilitate this meaningful discussion in a way that allows all who want to share their experiences to do so, and those who wish to listen and learn to also feel welcomed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840527
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLife Drawing (Hybrid)— 2021-01-12 through  2021-04-29$509— HybridView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 12-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 30 (lower level). Drawing from a nude model, students learn to analyze form in terms of planes, construction, mass, light and shadow, action, attitude, rhythm and proportion in this hybrid/studio course. Areas covered consist of gesture drawing, quick sketch, long pose, composition and focus on the details of the head, hands and feet. Students will be required to attend in-person to draw from live models, or virtually at the scheduled class time. Students will need to purchase the Life Drawing Kit and required text, Gateways to Drawing, from the NMC Bookstore (nmc.edu/bookstore). Classes with models will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART222.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095696
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing (Livestream)— 2021-01-13 through  2021-03-03$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., Jan. 13-March 3, Noon-1 p.m. The year 2020 has proven to be a challenge; many of us are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall physical and spiritual well being, and balance emotion. For this livestream class, seated in a chair at home, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises with instructor, Margaret Bennett. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. The Zoom meeting link is emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721344
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing (Livestream)— 2021-03-10 through  2021-05-05$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., March 10-May 5, Noon-1 p.m. (no class March 31). The year 2020 has proven to be a challenge; many of us are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall physical and spiritual well being, and balance emotion. For this livestream class, seated in a chair at home, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises with instructor, Margaret Bennett. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. The Zoom meeting link is emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840511
Microsoft Office - PowerPoint (Online)— 2021-03-03 through  2021-05-01$399— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, March 3-May 1, Access anytime. Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint in a step by step activity-based class. By the end, you will be prepared to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) PowerPoint certification exam. From preparing and modifying a presentation to applying custom animation and setting up shows, this course will give you confidence to use all of the features available in MS PowerPoint. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as CIT 124. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings). This class requires a Cengage Subscription which can be purchased through the NMC Bookstore for online delivery. Shop online at nmc.edu/bookstore. Select the Textbook link near the top, select Spring term, CIT department, Course 124, Section 2131 to find the materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095726
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMid-day Meditation (Livestream)— 2021-01-15 through  2021-03-05$65— LivestreamView Details

8 Fri., Jan. 15-March 5, 12:15-12:45 p.m. The year 2020 has brought many challenges. Are you seeking ways to tune into yourself and the world in which we live, without feeling overwhelmed? Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy and thoughtful mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m. Come as you are; join this virtual class via Zoom, all you need is a comfortable place to sit! The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721356
Mid-day Meditation (Livestream)— 2021-03-12 through  2021-05-07$65— LivestreamView Details

8 Fri., March 12-May 7, 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class April 2). The year 2020 has brought many challenges. Are you seeking ways to tune into yourself and the world in which we live, without feeling overwhelmed? Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy and thoughtful mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m. Come as you are; join this virtual class via Zoom, all you need is a comfortable place to sit! The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840019
More iPhone (Livestream)— 2021-04-20 through  2021-04-27$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., April 20 and 27, 1-2:30 p.m. Build on the skills you gained in the first iPhone course. Expand the functionality of your device as you learn its multi-tasking capabilities. Discover AirDrop, how to take screenshots, keyboard shortcuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. It is helpful to have taken Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone, but not required. Have your fully charged iPhone handy during this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406536097
Movement for the Walking Wounded (Livestream)— 2021-02-10 through  2021-03-17$79— LivestreamView Details

6 Wed., Feb. 10-March 17, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. This movement class is for anyone, of any age, who has been living with pain-knees, hips, lower back, neck, you name it. Fibromyalgia, arthritis sufferers, people with balance issues-come one, come all, this class is for YOU! You don't have to live like this any longer. With an open mind and the ability to follow directions, learn deceptively simple, easy-to-do movements that will teach you how to help yourself, and homework to reinforce your learning. Please have a mat or blanket to lie and be prepared with loose, comfortable clothing. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726671
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Chamber Singers (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$99— HybridView Details

CHANGED TO: 18 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 25-May 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 115. This mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to community members and college students with past choral experience. The Chamber Singers provide an educational and personal enrichment experience made possible through singing quality choral literature with an emphasis on newer works and works for small choral ensembles. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Chamber Singers perform throughout the semester and frequently perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu. This semester's instruction and rehearsals will be virtual, and then hybrid if possible. The final performance will be virtual or in person at an outdoor venue (dependent on the state of the pandemic and health protocols). Virtual rehearsals and sectionals are supplemented with practice recordings and self-directed rehearsals.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401111328
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Grand Traverse Chorale (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-26$90— HybridView Details

CHANGED TO 18 Mon., Jan. 25-May 24, 7-9pm, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 115. This large, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to all community members and college students with past choral experience. The GT Chorale provides an educational experience and personal enrichment made possible through singing quality choral literature selected from antiquity through the 21st century with an emphasis on large masterworks. Performance excellence is principal to the Chorale. The GT Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu. This semester's instruction and rehearsals will be virtual, and then hybrid if possible. The final performance will be virtual or in person at an outdoor venue (dependent on the state of the pandemic and health protocols). Virtual rehearsals and sectionals are supplemented with practice recordings and self-directed rehearsals.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401111321
On Display: Curating 75 Years of Japanese American Incarceration (Livestream)— 2021-05-05 through  2021-05-05$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., May 5, 10-11:30 a.m. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 resulted in the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast. This lecture introduces the Japanese-American internment experience through the critical lens of the museum exhibition. How has our nation's most trusted source for information - the museum - shaped the way we encounter, process, and ultimately acknowledge the past and the living present? How did mass media respond to these public revisions and re-representations of history and justice? Historical and contemporary artists, along with a number of regional and national exhibitions, will further frame the conversation and provide avenues for connection to the current political discourse in the U.S.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838338
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting (Hybrid)— 2021-01-12 through  2021-04-29$499— HybridView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 12-April 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Students will be introduced to the techniques and materials of painting in this hybrid/studio course. Includes use of creative effects, additive and subtractive approaches, and mixing of color to create effective paintings in a step-by-step manner. Students will be required to attend in-person or virtually at the scheduled class time. Lectures and demos will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART162.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095706
Painting Sunsets in Oils (Face to Face)— 2021-03-17 through  2021-03-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., March 17 and 24, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112. Let's face it, Northern Michigan has some beautiful sunsets! In this class learn how to capture those few magical moments in the late evening into a glorious oil painting. By using photo references you will learn about how to compose your scene, the warm and cool colors of the sunset, and how to effectively blend oils alla prima, as well as many tricks and tips to use when using oil paints. Material list will be emailed before class. Please bring 3 photographs of sunsets to the first class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839626
Painting with Acrylics: Cherry Blossoms (Livestream)— 2021-05-01 through  2021-05-08$69— LivestreamView Details

2 Sat., May 1 and 8, 10 a.m.-noon. Welcome spring with your paintbrush and take home your own masterpiece! Northern Michigan cherry blossoms are a lovely reminder that long warm days are headed our way. You will spend the first part of this class learning about the essentials of mixing paint colors and using different brushes, and then work on your own 11x14 canvas. Bring a photo of cherry blossoms for reference. Taught online via Zoom. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and a list of supplies needed for the class. Cost of the supplies can vary depending on the brand; the approximate cost is $45. Register by April 23.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838393
Password Management 101 (Livestream)— 2021-05-04 through  2021-05-04$49— LivestreamView Details

Tues., May 4, 6-8 pm. Tired of losing or forgetting your passwords? Frustrated when it is necessary to change passwords and come up with new ones? In this short, to the point workshop, you will get a system to create, record and save your passwords in one spot, safely and securely. Learn about the apps available to manage your passwords and keep your mind at ease and your information secure.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406536057
Persuasive Communication Techniques for Today's World (Livestream)— 2021-03-09 through  2021-03-16$79— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., March 9 and 16, 3-4:30 p.m. Have you ever had to win over a skeptical client, ask your boss or co-workers to do something they were reluctant to do, encourage participation in a fund-raising event, make a complaint, or change the attitudes or behaviors of others? These messages require persuasive skills that many of us do not possess. This course presents effective persuasive techniques and provides tips for writing persuasive messages. You will learn organizational strategies to request actions, make claims, or deliver complaints and apply the writing process to produce successful direct mail and e-mail sales messages. Joan Berg is an award-winning instructor with extensive business administration and teaching experience. At the end of these two sessions, you will have examples of real-life persuasive messages to take with you and use for future successful and effective communication.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840534
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPottery (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$519— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 135. This hybrid/studio course welcomes beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Come and explore hand-building and pottery wheel techniques in this 15-week course. Students will work with a variety of clays and firing techniques. Students will be required to schedule studio time. Lectures and demos will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART152.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095560
Printmaking: Open Studio (Face to Face)— 2021-02-06 through  2021-03-27$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., Feb. 6-March 27, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 132. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building printmaking studio! This "class" is for the experienced printmaker that would like to use our presses and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present that can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes black ink, tarlatan, etching baths for zinc and copper plates. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726288
Printmaking: Open Studio (Face to Face)— 2021-04-03 through  2021-05-22$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., April 3-May 22, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 132. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building printmaking studio! This "class" is for the experienced printmaker that would like to use our presses and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present that can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes black ink, tarlatan, etching baths for zinc and copper plates. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839300
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$519— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 1-3 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of print media: relief, intaglio, embossing and monotype in this hybrid/studio course. You will gain knowledge of the history, conception, production and presentation of achromatic prints. Students will be required to attend in-person or virtually at the scheduled class time. Students will be required to schedule studio/press time. Lectures and demos will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART182.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095568
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-07$319— LivestreamView Details

Receive 6 one-hour lessons for $319. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before calling NMC-EES to register, (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721312
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-07$169— LivestreamView Details

Receive 6 half-hour lessons for $169. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before calling NMC-EES to register, (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721318
Public Water Justice and Enbridge Line 5: A Matter of Public Trust (Livestream)— 2021-04-13 through  2021-04-15$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Thurs., April 13 and 15, 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. The first session features guest lecturer Janet Meisner Pritchard, Legal Director, FLOW, Water for All Project. Learn about the effects of the Detroit Water Shutoffs affecting 40,000 homes and the Flint Water Crises affecting the entire city of Flint. (What is the public's right to a safe water supply?) The second session features guest speaker Elizabeth Kirkwood, J.D., Executive Director of FLOW and a discussion on Enbridge's Line 5. Learn about the potential $2-5 billion in harm to hundreds of miles of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, Mackinac Island, cities and tribal fishing. What is an acceptable risk, if any, to our Great Lakes? This course is part of a Great Lakes Water Studies Institute series on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. Learn about current issues facing the Great Lakes and what citizens can do to preserve this resource. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838604
Recent Demographic Change in the U.S. (Livestream)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-13$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., April 6 and 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m. It's probably an overstatement that "demography is destiny," but the size, distribution and characteristics of population are certainly very important basic features of a nation. And the U.S. is experiencing major changes in its population, from size to age distribution to ethnic and racial composition. This course examines some of the theories of demographic change, the record of ongoing change in the U.S. and some of the possible implications of those changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839254
Religion in the Public Sphere (Livestream) — 2021-02-25 through  2021-02-25$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Feb. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Are you interested in the ways in which different orientations around religion impact our world today? According to the Interfaith Youth Core, "In a time of global religious conflict when issues of religious identity are headlining the nightly news, our religious diversity can either be a source of conflict or an opportunity for cooperation. From Baghdad to Jerusalem to Manhattan, religion matters in the world today." Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A. in Interfaith Action, to explore religion in the public sphere. Consider the work of The Harvard Pluralism Project and the growing Interfaith movement as we discuss topics and case studies related to religion as it lives and breathes in the world.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727447
Course ClosedRetirement Planning Today (Face to Face) — 2021-02-02 through  2021-02-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED to 6-9 p.m., 2 Tues. Feb. 2 and 9. PRICE LOWERED TO $39. University Center Rm. 213. Retirement Planning Today is a comprehensive course that helps you see the "big picture." It examines many aspects of personal finance and how they can work together to create an integrated retirement plan. By attending the class, you will learn about the many ways to save for retirement. You will discover how to save money on taxes, manage investment risks and protect your assets from potential long-term health care expenses. It will also teach you how to avoid the top 10 biggest retirement planning mistakes. You will receive a workbook with examples and illustrations to follow along with the classroom presentation along with bonus worksheets. This course is educational and non-commercial. No specific financial products are discussed or sold.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402722443
Retirement Planning Today (Livestream)— 2021-02-04 through  2021-02-11$39— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 4 and 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. PRICE LOWERED TO $39. Retirement Planning Today is a comprehensive course that helps you see the "big picture." It examines many aspects of personal finance and how they can work together to create an integrated retirement plan. In this webinar, you will learn about the many ways to save for retirement. You will discover how to save money on taxes, manage investment risks and protect your assets from potential long-term health care expenses. It will also teach you how to avoid the top 10 biggest retirement planning mistakes. You will receive a workbook via email with examples and illustrations to follow along with the classroom presentation along with bonus worksheets. This course is educational and non-commercial. No specific financial products are discussed or sold.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402723570
Rigid Heddle Weaving (Livestream)— 2021-03-04 through  2021-03-25$89— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs., March 4-25, 7-8 p.m. Are you curious about handweaving? You can learn to use a Rigid Heddle loom from your own home with weaver Nancy McRay. In this interactive online class, you will have the opportunity to watch demonstration videos and try it at home while you connect with the instructor for tips and tricks over Zoom. Links to the live class and a supply list will be emailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. The instructor can help you find a place to purchase one; for more information, email nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839792
Rules of the Road (Livestream)— 2021-04-08 through  2021-04-08$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., April 8, 5:30-7 p.m. Put yourself on the right road for your financial future. Learn the fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build your wealth. You'll learn the most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them, investing strategies to help reach your long-term goals, and what you can do now to prepare for retirement. Instructor Claudia F. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, most recently as a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839133
Running Effective Meetings (Livestream)— 2021-03-08 through  2021-03-10$89— LivestreamView Details

Mon. and Wed., March 8 and 10, 1-3 p.m. Do you feel like you spend more time sitting in pointless meetings than getting any real work done? Do you find yourself thinking you're having the same conversation in these meetings over and over again? If so, this training will help you enhance your team or work group's productivity through more focused and effective use of meeting time. Learn tools to effectively plan, conduct, and evaluate meetings for continuous improvement. For NMC staff, this course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840581
Sailing (Livestream & Optional Face to Face)— 2021-04-20 through  2021-06-01$179— LivestreamView Details

7 Tues., April 20-June 1, 6-8 p.m., Plus optional on-water sessions. A complete sailing course with live virtual instruction and on the water instruction. We begin with basic boat designs, rigging and sail processes for the non-sailor. Then into the physical aspects of sailing like how wind makes the boat sail, why the boat floats, why the boat heels and why heeling is not dangerous. Learn how to adjust sails to sail toward and away from the wind. Practice using a spinnaker and marlinespike (knots, lines). Understand helmsmanship, handling emergencies on board, navigation rules, and get an introduction to heavy weather sailing. Have the exclusive opportunity to practice what you learn on the water throughout the duration of the course and into June (contingent upon health and safety regulations; individual sailing times coordinated to meet your schedule). Books will be available for pick up in Traverse City, email instructor Dave Terrell, at dterrell432@gmail.com to arrange pick-up.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838480
Seed Starting for Glorious Gardens (Face to Face)— 2021-03-13 through  2021-03-13$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 13, 1-4 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Greenhouse Rm. 119. A great garden starts with fantastic plants. Learn how to grow your own amazingly healthy plants from seed. Learn when to plant a variety of crops indoors, and when to set them out in the garden. Bring your own seeds and start them with a unique system that uses no plastic! All other supplies included. You will take home a flat of soil blocks. Recommended text (not included, available online at various book sellers) is Seed Starter's Handbook by Nancy Bubel. Get dirty now and give your garden the best start possible! This class is kid friendly and open to ages 10+ when enrolling with a parent; please register each participant. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839986
Seed Starting for Glorious Gardens (Face to Face)— 2021-03-20 through  2021-03-20$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 20, 1-4 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Greenhouse Rm. 119. A great garden starts with fantastic plants. Learn how to grow your own amazingly healthy plants from seed. Learn when to plant a variety of crops indoors, and when to set them out in the garden. Bring your own seeds and start them with a unique system that uses no plastic! All other supplies included. You will take home a flat of soil blocks. Recommended text (not included, available online at various book sellers) is Seed Starter's Handbook by Nancy Bubel. Get dirty now and give your garden the best start possible! This class is kid friendly and open to ages 10+ when enrolling with a parent; please register each participant. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839411
Short Local Hikes (Face to Face)— 2021-04-30 through  2021-05-14$25— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., April 30-May 14, 10:30-11:45 a.m., locations sent before class. If you are searching for beauty in the woods, but not sure of longer hikes, this is your opportunity to experience three gorgeous hiking trails: Reffitt Preserve, Timbers Recreation Area, and Oleson Bridge. Each hike is no longer than two miles. Come experience some nature therapy this spring when the forest comes alive. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. Each week's class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838405
Course ClosedSigns of River Otters and Other Elusive Animals (Face to Face)— 2021-03-23 through  2021-03-23$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 23, 1-4 p.m. at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire). River otters are active and healthy at Grass River Natural Area. Join a naturalist to learn the natural history of river otters and how to spot signs of these elusive and fun indicators of water quality. On the trail we will look for signs of other elusive animals, like bobcat, mink or black bear (dress to be outdoors). This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839373
Simplifying Your Spending and Saving Strategies (Livestream)— 2021-03-17 through  2021-03-17$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 17, 5:30-7 p.m. No matter your age, learn how to sharpen your spending and saving strategies while learning about setting personal financial goals, balancing saving, spending and borrowing to achieve goals. Discover strategies for controlling debt and improving your credit score, along with practical savings options for now through retirement. Instructor Claudia F. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, most recently as a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839960
Structural Pruning for Young Trees (Face to Face)— 2021-04-26 through  2021-04-26$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., April 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Location to be announced. Discover how tree pruning improves the health, beauty and function of your trees. You will learn a variety of pruning techniques in order to achieve several different outcomes. Whether you want to increase light, reduce deadfall, or enhance your view; certified arborist, Bo Burke, provides demonstrations so you can learn what it takes to make safe and effective cuts and reduce mistakes. The location for this class will be sent to registered students a couple of days before class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838449
Successful Community Association Operation (Livestream)— 2021-05-22 through  2021-05-22$59— LivestreamView Details

Sat., May 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. If you are a board member, officer, manager, developer and/or member of a condominium association, cooperative association, or community and/or homeowner association, this seminar is designed especially for you. This course addresses obtaining control of the association from the developer at turnover, the four essential audits and legal "check-up" both at the time of turnover and for established communities, the legal and fiduciary responsibilities of directors and officers, preventive measures for directors and officers in the face of potential liability, how to obtain the best managerial and legal assistance necessary to maximize the assistance for your community, and security and safety within the Association. There will also be time for general questions and answers. Participants will be emailed a link to the webinar the day before the class starts.

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838276
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSunrise Flow Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-01-05 through  2021-03-23$129— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 11 Tues., Jan. 12-March 23, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility, and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402720863
Sunrise Flow Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-06-08$115— Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., April 6-June 8, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility, and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839261
The Politics of Addressing Climate Change (Livestream)— 2021-02-04 through  2021-02-11$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 4 and 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Although public acceptance of the threat of man-made climate change seems to be growing, responding to the threat of climate change presents the worst kind of challenge: (1) The threat is distant and diffuse while the costs are immediate and focused. All of the incentives point toward kicking the can down the road. Also, (2) responding to climate change opens up the likelihood of free riding: some actors will realize the benefits without paying their fair share of the costs. In this course, we will review the issue by looking at the structural features of the politics; by reviewing briefly the history of the past 40 years of concern about climate change; and discuss possible paths going forward.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402724559
The Science of Making Maple Syrup (Hybrid)— 2021-02-25 through  2021-03-04$69— HybridView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 25 and March 4, 1-3 p.m., livestream and face to face. Discover the art of tapping maple trees by learning both traditional and modern methods. Tap into the science of maple syrup production, tree identification, equipment needs, and get instruction for small scale DIY projects. The first class meets via Zoom and the second meets in the field at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire) to see the process and equipment in action (dress to be outdoors). This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Wear a mask to the second class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727462
The Science of Stress (Livestream - 75 SCECH)— 2021-02-16 through  2021-05-04$299— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., Feb. 16-March 16 and May 4, 4:30-6 p.m. Plus 3 teacher-chosen 1 hr. advisor sessions, March 17-May 3. Especially during this unique time, students are suffering from stress-induced anxiety and a lack of resilience. Teachers are suffering from burnout due to stress and are working with students who are overwhelmed by stress. Join NMC biology professor Tamara Coleman PhD, to discover the systemic effects of stress on the human body and learn research-driven methods of mitigating stress. Explore scientific journals associated with psychology and biology, conduct your own action research, and incorporate Next-Gen science standards in the study of body systems. Consists of 15 hrs. class time and data collection; 60 hrs. classroom action research. Apply tangible skills in your own life and your student's lives;. How will you know it's working? You'll see the positive effects! Questions? Email Dr. Coleman: tcoleman@nmc.edu. Register by Monday, Feb. 8th.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727328
Traversing the TART One Step at a Time (Face to Face)— 2021-04-26 through  2021-05-19$65— Face to FaceView Details

4 weeks, Mon. and Wed., April 26-May 19, 1-2:30 p.m., locations sent before class. Explore the Rails to Trails TART Trail in Grand Traverse County. This is a great way to walk the east to west corridor of the County in both directions. This wellness activity contributes approximately 6,000 steps to your daily goal of a minimum of 10,000 steps as recommended by health experts. This is about movement without running, and stepping outside, grounding yourself, and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. It is also a great way to learn more about finding your way around Traverse City. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. We will meet each week at a different site as we progress; locations are emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, a make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838459
Truman to Biden: US Presidents & the Global World Order since WWII (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-04-20$239— LivestreamView Details

11 Tues., Feb. 9-April 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Join Jack Segal for a series on global order – and disorder – over the last 75 years. Explore the foreign policies of American presidents since World War II. Learn how the men in the White House (yes, all men, at least for now!) shaped the world around them, through action and inaction. Begin with Truman, whose initiatives: ending WWII, the UN, Breton Woods, NATO, the Marshall Plan and the decision to go to war in Korea, shaped our world today. Explore each presidents' impact, including President Trump, whose "America First" policies shattered decades of foreign policy norms and transformed how we are viewed around the world. The class will end by discussing the world confronting the Biden/Harris administration and what our priorities should be. Suggested reading: "World Order," by Henry Kissinger. All sessions are livestreamed, and will be recorded; if you miss it, watch it later!

  • Seats available: Approximately 42. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726324
Understanding Your DSLR Camera (Face to Face)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 6, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07 (lower level). Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirrorless cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera "thinks," adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839265
Unpacking the Pandemic: People and Politics (Livestream)— 2021-02-04 through  2021-03-11$79— LivestreamView Details

6 Thurs., Feb. 4-March 11, 10-11 a.m. It has been about a year since most of us first heard the word "Coronavirus." The world and our knowledge has evolved since then, and continues to change at lightning speed. Join Salah Qutaishat, PhD, epidemiologist, and perhaps best known as a renaissance man who wishes to close the gap between science and real-life, to begin dissecting the phases of the recent pandemic in real-time. What's behind the numbers and the biases we bring to those numbers? Discover the pandemic from the social angle. We will try to answer fundamental questions including: is SARS-CoV-2 a "socially transmitted disease?" How did politics impact the spread of the disease? How did certain phenomenons such as "Bucket List," "Gender Revealing," "Sweet Sixteen," etc., facilitate an easier spread of the virus? Finally, we'll compare the three global pandemic patterns of pandemic progression.

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726244
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVirtual Assistant 101 (Online - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-14 through  2021-05-06$2499— OnlineView Details

Start this online course anytime; days and times arranged. Work from home in a growing field. Industry-qualified virtual assistants earn on average $5,000 a month! Virtual Assisting 101 will walk you through becoming a virtual assistant, guided by local business owner Holly McPherson of Virtual Office Assistant. This entry level course takes you through understanding your target market, building your business, and marketing yourself. Learn what to charge, how to write agreements and proposals, and more. Start anytime with 14 training modules you can access online anytime, weekly live Q and A sessions, and one-on-one coaching sessions. This training is normally priced at $4000, but is available to NMC participants at the discounted price of $2,499 at this time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406048972
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Painting (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$499— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Students will be introduced to the techniques and materials of watercolor painting in this hybrid/studio course. Includes use of creative effects, additive and subtractive approaches, and mixing of color to create effective paintings in a step-by-step manner. Students will be required to attend in-person or virtually at the scheduled class time. Lectures and demos will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART166.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095624
Whole Foods Workshop (Face to Face)— 2021-03-13 through  2021-03-13$75— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oleson Center, Rm. 112. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali Lopez, health and cooking coach, to learn the basics of a whole foods lifestyle and a demonstration of some of her favorite recipes including kale salad and magical Dal! Learn how to reduce your dependence on processed foods, find out how to choose seasonal ingredients, and recognize nutrient-rich foods. Explore ways to navigate the market or produce aisle, stock a healthy pantry, and discover the secrets of batch cooking. This class involves contact-free demonstration and discussion, and you will leave with samples to take home with you! Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839991
Whole Foods Workshop (Livestream)— 2021-03-11 through  2021-03-11$49— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 11, 6-8 p.m. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali Lopez, health and cooking coach, to learn the basics of a whole foods lifestyle and a demonstration of some of her favorite recipes including kale salad and magical Dal! Learn how to reduce your dependence on processed foods, find out how to choose seasonal ingredients, and recognize nutrient-rich foods. Explore ways to navigate the market or produce aisle, stock a healthy pantry, and discover the secrets of batch cooking. This class involves virtual demonstration and discussion over Zoom.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840044
Course ClosedWho Owns and Controls the Water? (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-02-11$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Thurs., Feb. 9 and 11, 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Guest Lecturer: Bob Otwell, PhD. Learn about Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) original 8-year fight against Nestle including the trial, court of appeals, Supreme Court Cases and final outcome. Find out what this case meant for the future of water, diversion bans, public water, private commodity or good, and international trade law. Then hear about MCWC's second 3-year battle with Nestle, where people protested the state and Nestle's interpretation of new laws and the privatization and sale of the public's water. This course is part of a Great Lakes Water Studies Institute series of lectures on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Adjunct Instructor Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. Learn about current issues facing the Great Lakes and what citizens can do to preserve this important natural resource. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726486
Winter Watercolors (Face to Face)— 2021-02-17 through  2021-02-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Feb. 17 and 24, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112. Use watercolors to paint a beautiful winter scene. Just because the leaves have fallen from the trees, it doesn't mean Northern Michigan is devoid of color! Golden witch hazel, bright red Michigan holly, the blue and greens of hemlocks, junipers, spruces and pines, as well as the copper and cream mottled bark on dogwoods and cherry trees starkly contrast with the sparkling snow and blue-grey sky. Learn how to use brushes and other watercolor tools to create the texture and value of the vibrant and severe colors of winter. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced painter, you will come away with new knowledge to implement in your watercolor art. Bring a reference photo of a winter scene to the first class. All other materials are supplied. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727339
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-01-04 through  2021-03-22$145— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 11 Mon., Jan. 11-March 22, 5:45-7 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402720819
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-01-08 through  2021-03-26$175— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 11 Fri., Jan. 15-March 26, 5:15-6:45 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721294
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-04-05 through  2021-06-14$139— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., April 5-June 14 (no class May 31), 5:45-7 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839286
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-04-10 through  2021-06-12$139— Face to FaceView Details

10 Sat., April 10-June 12, 9:30-10:45 a.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838814
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Face to Face) (Ages 13-17)— 2021-01-04 through  2021-02-08$39— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 5 Mon., Jan. 18-Feb. 15, 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face overwhelming stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, (this pandemic!) Some don't get enough exercise, and in some cases, such as varsity sports, some may be physically overworked. Finding inner peace and a happy medium is what yoga is all about at Yoga for Health Education. Designed for youth in good health who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive, confidence-building and peace-building setting. No prior yoga experience necessary. If necessary, this class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402720824
Yoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Face to Face) (Ages 13-17)— 2021-02-15 through  2021-03-22$39— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 5 Mon., Feb. 22-March 22, 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face overwhelming stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, (this pandemic!) Some don't get enough exercise, and in some cases, such as varsity sports, some may be physically overworked. Finding inner peace and a happy medium is what yoga is all about at Yoga for Health Education. Designed for youth in good health who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive, confidence-building and peace-building setting. No prior yoga experience necessary. If necessary, this class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727275
You Need Chickens in Your Life! (Livestream)— 2021-05-06 through  2021-05-06$39— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., May 6, 6-8 p.m. This crash course explains the many benefits of raising your own chickens, like fresh eggs each morning, insect control, and great compost! Learn to raise chicks, build pens and runs, choose feeds, integrate the flock with your garden and guard against predators. If you have a garden, this class will help you connect your food-growing with your chicken flock to make a holistic, abundant backyard ecosystem. We'll talk about typical problems, troublesome behaviors, and ways to keep peace in the hen house. We'll discuss raising chickens for meat in mobile "chicken tractors" too. Taught via Zoom; a link will be emailed to you the day before the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838313
Your Garden Is an Ecosystem (Livestream)— 2021-04-14 through  2021-04-14$39— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 14, 6-7 p.m. Let's make 2021 the year of the gardens! This course is for all, whether you are a brand new gardener or interested in immersing yourself in your beds in a new way. Learn to think of your garden as an ecosystem- what weeds can tell you, how animals can boost food production, and how microbes run the whole show. Discuss managing nutrients, creating soils that hold water, and connecting the pieces to make a garden that nourishes your body, your soul, and even your community. Bring your garden ideas and get some feedback on how to get your ecosystem started! Taught via Zoom. Link for the class will be emailed to you the day before.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838554
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2021-03-02 through  2021-03-23$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., March 2-23, 1-3 p.m. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving, enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Taught online via Zoom. All materials are included and will be mailed to your home address; register by Feb. 23 to receive materials before the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727503
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2021-04-13 through  2021-05-04$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., April 13-May 4, 1-3 p.m. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving, enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Taught online via Zoom. All materials are included and will be mailed to your home address; register by April 6 to receive materials before the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838748
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Virtually Fit - The Commitment (Livestream)— 2021-01-04 through  2021-05-28$425— LivestreamView Details

21 weeks, Jan. 4-May 28 (It's OK to join after Jan. 4) This option includes three 30-minute one-on-one zoom sessions. Join Maggie Quinn and her crew of compassionate and experienced instructors for a virtual fitness program that includes an UNLIMITED number of classes a week for a total of 15+ weekly FUN and FLEXIBLE fitness and wellness options for you. Customize your workouts, set achievable goals, and enjoy the comfort and safety of your own home. Classes meet Monday through Friday virtually (livestream via Zoom). If you miss one, you can watch it anytime during that week. See class schedule at www.nmc.edu/fitness. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, let us help you achieve a new level of personal joy and wellness. The daily schedule is subject to small changes. After registering, email instructor Maggie (maggiequinn357@gmail.com) to get started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 84. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402719833
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Virtually Fit - Get Me Through Winter (Livestream)— 2021-01-04 through  2021-03-26$279— LivestreamView Details

12 weeks, Jan. 4-March 26 (It's OK to join after Jan. 4) Join Maggie Quinn and her crew of compassionate and experienced instructors for a virtual fitness program that includes an UNLIMITED number of classes a week for a total of 15+ weekly FUN and FLEXIBLE fitness and wellness options for you. Customize your workouts, set achievable goals, and enjoy the comfort and safety of your own home. Classes meet Monday through Friday virtually (livestream via Zoom). If you miss one, you can watch it anytime during that week. See class schedule at www.nmc.edu/fitness. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, let us help you achieve a new level of personal joy and wellness. The daily schedule is subject to small changes. After registering, email instructor Maggie (maggiequinn357@gmail.com) to get started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 86. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402482410
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-01-04 through  2021-03-22$145— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 11 Mon., Jan. 11-March 22, 5:45-7 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402720819
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Face to Face) (Ages 13-17)— 2021-01-04 through  2021-02-08$39— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 5 Mon., Jan. 18-Feb. 15, 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face overwhelming stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, (this pandemic!) Some don't get enough exercise, and in some cases, such as varsity sports, some may be physically overworked. Finding inner peace and a happy medium is what yoga is all about at Yoga for Health Education. Designed for youth in good health who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive, confidence-building and peace-building setting. No prior yoga experience necessary. If necessary, this class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402720824
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSunrise Flow Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-01-05 through  2021-03-23$129— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 11 Tues., Jan. 12-March 23, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility, and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402720863
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-01-07 through  2021-02-11$75— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED to: 5 Thurs., Jan. 14-Feb. 11, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). What better time than now to come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels - especially this past year - and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721269
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKundalini Yoga Fire Series (Face to Face)— 2021-01-07 through  2021-03-25$175— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 11 Thurs., Jan. 14-March 25, 6:45-8:15 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721286
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFeldenkrais for Ease of Movement (Livestream)— 2021-01-07 through  2021-03-25$125— LivestreamView Details

CHANGED TO: 10 Thurs., Jan. 14-March 18, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Engage your brain's plasticity to improve comfort and mobility! Join Alice Brydges to experience a revolutionary approach to improving human function through somatic movement (conscious focus on the internal experience of movement). The Feldenkrais Method employs a variety of user-friendly movement lessons and a gentle hands-on approach that engages your brain's neuroplastic abilities to bring about improvements in flexibility and coordination, and to increase ease and range of motion. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your curiosity to explore from the inside out! You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721276
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-01-08 through  2021-03-26$175— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 11 Fri., Jan. 15-March 26, 5:15-6:45 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721294
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPottery (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$519— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 135. This hybrid/studio course welcomes beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Come and explore hand-building and pottery wheel techniques in this 15-week course. Students will work with a variety of clays and firing techniques. Students will be required to schedule studio time. Lectures and demos will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART152.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095560
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Painting (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$499— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Students will be introduced to the techniques and materials of watercolor painting in this hybrid/studio course. Includes use of creative effects, additive and subtractive approaches, and mixing of color to create effective paintings in a step-by-step manner. Students will be required to attend in-person or virtually at the scheduled class time. Lectures and demos will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART166.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095624
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$519— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 1-3 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of print media: relief, intaglio, embossing and monotype in this hybrid/studio course. You will gain knowledge of the history, conception, production and presentation of achromatic prints. Students will be required to attend in-person or virtually at the scheduled class time. Students will be required to schedule studio/press time. Lectures and demos will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART182.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095568
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-07$319— LivestreamView Details

Receive 6 one-hour lessons for $319. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before calling NMC-EES to register, (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721312
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrivate Acting Lessons (Livestream - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-07$169— LivestreamView Details

Receive 6 half-hour lessons for $169. Are you interested in Acting for the camera? Want to brush up your audition skills? Private coach Rachael Harrell will set up virtual lessons with you. Dates and times are arranged ahead of time with the instructor. Choose the amount of coaching you desire: the $169 option includes 6 half-hour lessons; the $319 option includes 6 one-hour lessons. Please email Rachael at dramakidsmi1@gmail.com to set up lessons before calling NMC-EES to register, (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721318
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Photography 1 (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$525— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. Students will gain a strong understanding of manual exposure with a digital camera, working in camera raw, digital workflow, and natural light. Be introduced to the artistic principles of aesthetics, composition, color, and applying those principles to the digital photography medium. You will also work in post processing with lightroom, photoshop, and output to digital prints. Taught live online via Zoom, and lectures are also recorded and posted to Moodle. Fine Arts computer lab will be open during class times for student use, and the instructor will be present. Required texts, Digital Photography: A Basic Manual by Henry Horenstein; (ISBN-13:9780316020749), and Digital Photography Workbook by Kim Mosely; (ISBN-13:9780966321531), available at nmc.edu/bookstore. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as ART 174.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095066
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$565— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 1-3 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Learn Adobe Photoshop, a photo manipulation tool used to create images for print and the web. Learn how to use layers, effects, filters, masks and selection techniques for proper image editing. Incorporate type and vector objects into bitmap layouts. You will learn about color management, using various tools to restore damaged images, automating tasks, and choosing the proper color space for print and Web applications. The basics of using a digital camera and scanner and the rights management of images is also covered. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Photoshop is included in the cost for this course. Lectures will be simulcast via Zoom. Students must have Adobe Photoshop and adequate computer equipment to attend class remotely. Instructor will be in the lab during scheduled class times. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as VCA127.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095060
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Graphics Design - Adobe Illustrator (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$565— HybridView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 11-April 28, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. This course covers the basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Students will learn how to create and manipulate shapes, work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Students will learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging and other basic design principles. You will also learn to prep files for print and choose the correct color space for various applications. The Adobe Certified Associate Exam for Illustrator is included in the cost. Lectures will be simulcast via Zoom. Students must have Adobe Illustrator and adequate computer equipment to attend class remotely. Instructor will be in the lab during scheduled class times. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as VCA150.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095049
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHistory of Western Art II (Online)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-01$565— OnlineView Details

15 weeks, Jan. 11-May 1, Access anytime. This course is designed to introduce major trends in Western Art from the Renaissance through Modernism to the present. Significant works of painting, sculpture and architecture are presented within the social, political and cultural context of each period. Required text, Art History Book Package, Portable Edition, Books 4 and 6, by Marilyn Stokstad, Michael W. Cothren, available at the NMC Bookstore (nmc.edu/bookstore). NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART112.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095088
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Grand Traverse Chorale (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-26$90— HybridView Details

CHANGED TO 18 Mon., Jan. 25-May 24, 7-9pm, Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 115. This large, mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to all community members and college students with past choral experience. The GT Chorale provides an educational experience and personal enrichment made possible through singing quality choral literature selected from antiquity through the 21st century with an emphasis on large masterworks. Performance excellence is principal to the Chorale. The GT Chorale performs throughout the semester and frequently performs with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu. This semester's instruction and rehearsals will be virtual, and then hybrid if possible. The final performance will be virtual or in person at an outdoor venue (dependent on the state of the pandemic and health protocols). Virtual rehearsals and sectionals are supplemented with practice recordings and self-directed rehearsals.

  • Seats available: Approximately 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401111321
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Chamber Singers (Hybrid)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-04-28$99— HybridView Details

CHANGED TO: 18 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 25-May 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 115. This mixed (SATB) choral ensemble is open to community members and college students with past choral experience. The Chamber Singers provide an educational and personal enrichment experience made possible through singing quality choral literature with an emphasis on newer works and works for small choral ensembles. Performance excellence is principal to the purpose of the ensemble. The Chamber Singers perform throughout the semester and frequently perform with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. May also be taken for academic credit. To arrange an audition, email jecobb@nmc.edu. This semester's instruction and rehearsals will be virtual, and then hybrid if possible. The final performance will be virtual or in person at an outdoor venue (dependent on the state of the pandemic and health protocols). Virtual rehearsals and sectionals are supplemented with practice recordings and self-directed rehearsals.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401111328
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Voiceovers (Online - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-11 through  2021-05-06$49— OnlineView Details

Class is scheduled at a time of your preference. After enrolling please email info@voicesforall.com with your name, phone, email, and availability. Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. You will learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you will need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, takes notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offers some coaching to improve your delivery. You will receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. Actual class dates will be arranged with your instructor. For ages 18 and over.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721301
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDrawing (Livestream)— 2021-01-12 through  2021-04-29$499— LivestreamView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 12-April 29, 1-3 p.m. Instructor: Leah Schroeder. Students will be introduced to basic drawing skills and techniques through the use of line, form, composition, perspective and the use of chiaroscuro. The course emphasis is on using drawing as a vehicle for seeing and communicating. Students will learn to judge proportions, create volume, depict the illusion of space and to analyze their own work as well as others. Black and white dry medium will be used for all assignments. Students are expected to attend virtually via Zoom at the scheduled class time. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART121.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095676
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting (Hybrid)— 2021-01-12 through  2021-04-29$499— HybridView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 12-April 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Students will be introduced to the techniques and materials of painting in this hybrid/studio course. Includes use of creative effects, additive and subtractive approaches, and mixing of color to create effective paintings in a step-by-step manner. Students will be required to attend in-person or virtually at the scheduled class time. Lectures and demos will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART162.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095706
Call (231) 995-1700 to register3-D Design (Hybrid)— 2021-01-12 through  2021-04-29$499— HybridView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 12-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. 3-D Design is a hybrid/studio course focused on the fundamentals and technical principles of working three dimensionally. Students will utilize a number of construction methods and materials to create, represent, respond to, and reflect on form, space, and volume. Students will be required to attend in-person or virtually at the scheduled class time. Students will be required to schedule studio time. Lectures and demos will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART132.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095657
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLife Drawing (Hybrid)— 2021-01-12 through  2021-04-29$509— HybridView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 12-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 30 (lower level). Drawing from a nude model, students learn to analyze form in terms of planes, construction, mass, light and shadow, action, attitude, rhythm and proportion in this hybrid/studio course. Areas covered consist of gesture drawing, quick sketch, long pose, composition and focus on the details of the head, hands and feet. Students will be required to attend in-person to draw from live models, or virtually at the scheduled class time. Students will need to purchase the Life Drawing Kit and required text, Gateways to Drawing, from the NMC Bookstore (nmc.edu/bookstore). Classes with models will be live-streamed via Zoom and recordings will be available on Moodle. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. May also be taken for academic credit as ART222.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095696
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-01-12 through  2021-03-02$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Tues., Jan. 12-March 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Instructor Margaret Bennett's Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721324
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing (Livestream)— 2021-01-13 through  2021-03-03$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., Jan. 13-March 3, Noon-1 p.m. The year 2020 has proven to be a challenge; many of us are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall physical and spiritual well being, and balance emotion. For this livestream class, seated in a chair at home, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises with instructor, Margaret Bennett. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. The Zoom meeting link is emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721344
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times (Livestream)— 2021-01-13 through  2021-03-03$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., Jan. 13-March 3, 10:30-11:30 a.m. This gentle practice of yoga cultivates mindfulness along with physical and spiritual wellbeing. Instructor Margaret Bennett weaves ancient wisdom teachings into this class that is designed to comfort, inspire and provide insight to help us grow during difficult days and celebrate life in any circumstance. Designed for people of any level of physical ability. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721329
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVirtual Assistant 101 (Online - Start Anytime)— 2021-01-14 through  2021-05-06$2499— OnlineView Details

Start this online course anytime; days and times arranged. Work from home in a growing field. Industry-qualified virtual assistants earn on average $5,000 a month! Virtual Assisting 101 will walk you through becoming a virtual assistant, guided by local business owner Holly McPherson of Virtual Office Assistant. This entry level course takes you through understanding your target market, building your business, and marketing yourself. Learn what to charge, how to write agreements and proposals, and more. Start anytime with 14 training modules you can access online anytime, weekly live Q and A sessions, and one-on-one coaching sessions. This training is normally priced at $4000, but is available to NMC participants at the discounted price of $2,499 at this time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406048972
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMid-day Meditation (Livestream)— 2021-01-15 through  2021-03-05$65— LivestreamView Details

8 Fri., Jan. 15-March 5, 12:15-12:45 p.m. The year 2020 has brought many challenges. Are you seeking ways to tune into yourself and the world in which we live, without feeling overwhelmed? Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy and thoughtful mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m. Come as you are; join this virtual class via Zoom, all you need is a comfortable place to sit! The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721356
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChair Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-01-15 through  2021-03-05$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Fri., Jan. 15-March 5, 1-1:45 p.m. Be the best version of yourself - explore your potential with yoga! With this online class taught by Margaret Bennett, you will enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in a seated position at home. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.; both are available via Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off, it's okay to interact; or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721351
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBiden's First Three Challenges (Livestream) — 2021-01-19 through  2021-02-02$79— LivestreamView Details

3 Tues., Jan. 19-Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-noon. Join Jack Segal for this 3-week series. Arms Control in the Biden Administration (week 1) - President Biden must act quickly to reverse the Trump Administration's dismantling of decades of arms control progress. We will review the damage and map out a strategy for progress. What's Next with Iran? (week 2) - President Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran has crippled their economy but options for preventing Iran from "going nuclear" are rapidly closing. Discuss how the Biden Administration can re-engage with our allies and Teheran to find solutions that stabilize the region. Afghanistan without the U.S. (week 3) - The Afghan peace process is dangerous for both the Afghans and our departing troops. Our long-overdue political engagement has made some progress. The Biden team must now address what role we can play to allow an Afghan-led peaceful transition without U.S. forces.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721368
Coffee Chats: The Whole Carafe (Livestream)— 2021-01-29 through  2021-04-30$99— LivestreamView Details

Fridays, Jan. 29-April 30, 10-11 a.m. For $99, you may enroll in all Coffee Chats through April 30! Coffee Chats, equally entertaining as they are informative, are virtual one-hour conversations between our staff and friends at NMC Extended Education, and our incredible community guests. These conversations highlight community non profits and partners and NMC staff and faculty. Coffee Chats begin with an upbeat interview followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose. Starting with travel, global issues, music and health--there are so many great topics to explore. Pour a cup of your favorite hot beverage, and spend an hour with us each week from the comfort of home! Only those enrolled in "The Whole Carafe" will receive a link to each recording BEFORE and AFTER each event, so if you miss it, you may watch it later. Carafe package is available for a limited time; register by Feb. 26.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721382
Coffee Chats: Adventures Out West (Livestream)— 2021-01-29 through  2021-01-29$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Jan. 29, 10-11 a.m. Join local adventurers Chris and Julie Doyal and enjoy a virtual trip to Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Fossil Butte National Monument and more without leaving home. Lively stories and professional photography-you won't want to miss this beautiful trip that the Doyals took back in August 2020! This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721376
Financing Options for Small Business (Livestream)— 2021-02-02 through  2021-02-09$39— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Feb. 2 and 9, 9-10 a.m. Most entrepreneurs will require an influx of money during the lifespan of their business. Learn what financing options are available and how to position yourself for potential funding opportunities. If you have a new business looking to acquire startup money or an established company looking to grow, join Chris Wendel, of the lending organization Northern Initiatives, as he shares a wide variety of funding resources. Review many traditional sources of capital as well as new sources of funding that are a bit under the radar. This session includes a clear overview of bank financing; and federal, state, and local loan programs.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402722407
Course ClosedRetirement Planning Today (Face to Face) — 2021-02-02 through  2021-02-09$39— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED to 6-9 p.m., 2 Tues. Feb. 2 and 9. PRICE LOWERED TO $39. University Center Rm. 213. Retirement Planning Today is a comprehensive course that helps you see the "big picture." It examines many aspects of personal finance and how they can work together to create an integrated retirement plan. By attending the class, you will learn about the many ways to save for retirement. You will discover how to save money on taxes, manage investment risks and protect your assets from potential long-term health care expenses. It will also teach you how to avoid the top 10 biggest retirement planning mistakes. You will receive a workbook with examples and illustrations to follow along with the classroom presentation along with bonus worksheets. This course is educational and non-commercial. No specific financial products are discussed or sold.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402722443
Benefits of Educating Employees on Retirement Planning (Livestream)— 2021-02-03 through  2021-02-03$39— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Feb. 3, 10-11 a.m. As an employer, there are benefits to keeping your employees informed about their retirement and financial well-being, with responsibility being lifted from Social Security and employer pension plans to the individual employee. The majority of U.S. workers have no idea how much money they really need to accumulate for retirement, and many don't know where to start or how to develop a plan. By educating your employees, you help increase involvement in employer-sponsored retirement plans and communicate that your company cares about its employees and the type of retirement they will have. Instructor Claudia F. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, most recently as a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402723557
Unpacking the Pandemic: People and Politics (Livestream)— 2021-02-04 through  2021-03-11$79— LivestreamView Details

6 Thurs., Feb. 4-March 11, 10-11 a.m. It has been about a year since most of us first heard the word "Coronavirus." The world and our knowledge has evolved since then, and continues to change at lightning speed. Join Salah Qutaishat, PhD, epidemiologist, and perhaps best known as a renaissance man who wishes to close the gap between science and real-life, to begin dissecting the phases of the recent pandemic in real-time. What's behind the numbers and the biases we bring to those numbers? Discover the pandemic from the social angle. We will try to answer fundamental questions including: is SARS-CoV-2 a "socially transmitted disease?" How did politics impact the spread of the disease? How did certain phenomenons such as "Bucket List," "Gender Revealing," "Sweet Sixteen," etc., facilitate an easier spread of the virus? Finally, we'll compare the three global pandemic patterns of pandemic progression.

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726244
The Politics of Addressing Climate Change (Livestream)— 2021-02-04 through  2021-02-11$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 4 and 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Although public acceptance of the threat of man-made climate change seems to be growing, responding to the threat of climate change presents the worst kind of challenge: (1) The threat is distant and diffuse while the costs are immediate and focused. All of the incentives point toward kicking the can down the road. Also, (2) responding to climate change opens up the likelihood of free riding: some actors will realize the benefits without paying their fair share of the costs. In this course, we will review the issue by looking at the structural features of the politics; by reviewing briefly the history of the past 40 years of concern about climate change; and discuss possible paths going forward.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402724559
Retirement Planning Today (Livestream)— 2021-02-04 through  2021-02-11$39— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 4 and 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. PRICE LOWERED TO $39. Retirement Planning Today is a comprehensive course that helps you see the "big picture." It examines many aspects of personal finance and how they can work together to create an integrated retirement plan. In this webinar, you will learn about the many ways to save for retirement. You will discover how to save money on taxes, manage investment risks and protect your assets from potential long-term health care expenses. It will also teach you how to avoid the top 10 biggest retirement planning mistakes. You will receive a workbook via email with examples and illustrations to follow along with the classroom presentation along with bonus worksheets. This course is educational and non-commercial. No specific financial products are discussed or sold.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402723570
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbooks Pro 2020 (desktop version) (Face to Face)— 2021-02-05 through  2021-02-26$199— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Feb. 5-26, 9 a.m.-noon, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. Learn to create invoices, receipts and statements; track your payables, inventory and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports. Bring your questions about QuickBooks. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726269
Coffee Chats: Who's Smoking Now & Why it Matters (Livestream)— 2021-02-05 through  2021-02-05$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Feb. 5, 10-11 a.m. Join Ken Warner, retired U of M professor, to learn how the demographics of smoking have changed substantially over the years. Many of us think that the problem of smoking has been resolved, but did you know that 1 out of 7 adults in America are still smoking? Learn about what we can do to help mitigate this issue. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726264
Printmaking: Open Studio (Face to Face)— 2021-02-06 through  2021-03-27$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., Feb. 6-March 27, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 132. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building printmaking studio! This "class" is for the experienced printmaker that would like to use our presses and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present that can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes black ink, tarlatan, etching baths for zinc and copper plates. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726288
Ceramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-02-06 through  2021-03-27$225— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., Feb. 6-March 27, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 135. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building ceramics studio! Designed for the experienced potter that would like to use our wheels, kilns and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present who can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes access to studio clay (earthenware and stoneware) and basic glazes as well as kiln firings. Artists must supply their own porcelain and specialty glazes if desired. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Ceramics course is also required. Contact Zach Tate (ztate@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726281
Course ClosedWho Owns and Controls the Water? (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-02-11$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Thurs., Feb. 9 and 11, 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Guest Lecturer: Bob Otwell, PhD. Learn about Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) original 8-year fight against Nestle including the trial, court of appeals, Supreme Court Cases and final outcome. Find out what this case meant for the future of water, diversion bans, public water, private commodity or good, and international trade law. Then hear about MCWC's second 3-year battle with Nestle, where people protested the state and Nestle's interpretation of new laws and the privatization and sale of the public's water. This course is part of a Great Lakes Water Studies Institute series of lectures on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Adjunct Instructor Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. Learn about current issues facing the Great Lakes and what citizens can do to preserve this important natural resource. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726486
Truman to Biden: US Presidents & the Global World Order since WWII (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-04-20$239— LivestreamView Details

11 Tues., Feb. 9-April 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Join Jack Segal for a series on global order – and disorder – over the last 75 years. Explore the foreign policies of American presidents since World War II. Learn how the men in the White House (yes, all men, at least for now!) shaped the world around them, through action and inaction. Begin with Truman, whose initiatives: ending WWII, the UN, Breton Woods, NATO, the Marshall Plan and the decision to go to war in Korea, shaped our world today. Explore each presidents' impact, including President Trump, whose "America First" policies shattered decades of foreign policy norms and transformed how we are viewed around the world. The class will end by discussing the world confronting the Biden/Harris administration and what our priorities should be. Suggested reading: "World Order," by Henry Kissinger. All sessions are livestreamed, and will be recorded; if you miss it, watch it later!

  • Seats available: Approximately 42. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726324
Don't Touch Your Face! Presentation Skills for the Zoom World (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-02-23$69— LivestreamView Details

3 Tues., Feb. 9-23, 6-7:30 p.m. The COVID-19 pandemic has required many people to interact with others remotely via Zoom for both work and leisure activities. Good presentation skills are needed more than ever in order for you to be successful at sharing your ideas and concerns with others. Learn essential skills for communicating, working with speech patterns, voice tone, eye contact, gestures, and other aspects of an effective presentation, as well as increase your confidence and authority as a presenter. Led by Dr. Diane Clark, adjunct instructor of voice at NMC, and Associate Professor Emerita at Rhodes College in Memphis, where she taught music and public speaking for 32 years.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726307
Creative and Productive Writing for All Things Business (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-02-18$79— LivestreamView Details

2 weeks, Tues. and Thurs., Feb. 9, 11, 16 and 18, 1-2 p.m. Want to draw a larger audience with better wording? Websites and internet listings, ads, reviews, mail correspondence - it all can be written with a personal creative touch that enhances its appeal. Many businesses use fact-throwing, nuts n' bolts wording that only imparts the basics of a business. Learn to freewrite pertinent, informative copy that gets read while also being properly edited for grammar, spelling and punctuation. Let's write creative content and then tidy it up, not restrict the creation with the detail of structure. Well written conceptual text builds relationships and motivates customers to buy products and utilize the services you offer. Remove the boring, and sell with a flair!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726295
Eldercare Careers Information Session (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-02-09$0— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Feb. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. Attend a free online information session on working in Eldercare. Hear from area employers about one of the most rewarding entry-level careers available in northern Michigan. Attending one of these sessions is required for those wanting to earn the Eldercare certificate. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be prepared to begin working with home health care clients in their homes or assist in other caregiver settings. These courses are also helpful for family caregivers. See details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726316
Movement for the Walking Wounded (Livestream)— 2021-02-10 through  2021-03-17$79— LivestreamView Details

6 Wed., Feb. 10-March 17, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. This movement class is for anyone, of any age, who has been living with pain-knees, hips, lower back, neck, you name it. Fibromyalgia, arthritis sufferers, people with balance issues-come one, come all, this class is for YOU! You don't have to live like this any longer. With an open mind and the ability to follow directions, learn deceptively simple, easy-to-do movements that will teach you how to help yourself, and homework to reinforce your learning. Please have a mat or blanket to lie and be prepared with loose, comfortable clothing. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726671
Animal Winter Adaptations (Livestream)— 2021-02-10 through  2021-02-10$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. As we humans cozy up to the woodstove and burrow under down comforters, the nonmigratory animals that call the woods and waters of northern Michigan home must endure the brutal cold outside for months. Learn about the fascinating and diverse adaptations that allow our animal neighbors to survive this harsh time of year, including changes in behavior and physiology. Discover the details of how the most well-known method - hibernation - works, and also learn about lesser-known phenomena like honeybees huddling for warmth, frogs manufacturing their own "antifreeze," and beavers stockpiling food and surviving the winter locked inside their ice-bound lodges. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726497
How We Got Here: The Origins of the Modern Museum (Livestream) — 2021-02-10 through  2021-02-10$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Feb. 10, 10-11:30 a.m. According to the American Alliance of Museums, the United States boasts over 33,000 museums of all kinds - from art museums to speciality collections (think "The National Mustard Museum" in Middleton, Wisconsin), there really is something for everyone in the 21st century. But how did we get here? Where did collecting and museum display originate in the western world, and how have our complex and interconnected histories create the museum paradigm that exists today? Explore the roots of the modern museum through lecture followed by a brief question and answer session. From the library of Alexandria in Ptolemaic Egypt to the soaring cathedrals of the Middle Ages; delve into how intellectual curiosity, power, nationalism and institutionalized racism have shaped the museums of today.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726504
Coping with COVID - Connecting through Creativity (Livestream)— 2021-02-11 through  2021-03-04$79— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs., Feb. 11-March 4, 6-7 p.m. Are you feeling disconnected, uncertain, anxious, or isolated? Art Therapist, Kathleen Buday, will introduce ways to engage in the creative process to help alleviate anxiety and stress, and to build resilience. Utilizing basic materials (watercolor or acrylic paints, oil pastels or crayons, glue, pencil and paper), you will be guided in approaches to promote insight and understanding. This community-centered group aims to foster hope and connection as we observe, discuss, create and reflect. All levels are welcome from no art experience to the seasoned artist. Taught via Zoom, class link will be emailed the day before the class begins. No specific supplies are needed, please utilize whatever art supplies you already have at home. Ages 18+.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727224
Introduction to Project Management (Livestream)— 2021-02-11 through  2021-03-04$189— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs., Feb. 11-March 4, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Learn the fundamentals of project management. This class focuses on the importance of a clearly defined project scope, development of a resource plan, budget and schedule, and the role of effective communication and risk mitigation strategies to the overall success of a project. The eight (8) hour course is broken into 4 separate 3-hour training events to allow attendees to develop a project plan specific to their respective department or area of interest. Come with a project in mind to work on during the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727228
Coffee Chats: Taking Flight in Retirement (Livestream)— 2021-02-12 through  2021-02-12$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Feb. 12, 10-11 a.m. Join Bill Donberg, Adjunct NMC Flight Instructor and retired Dow Chemical Company executive, to hear thoughts and entertaining stories on finding purpose; planning early and making health a priority. Bill lives in Elk Rapids and is an avid supporter of NMC's Aviation Program and the NMC Foundation. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727242
Yoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Face to Face) (Ages 13-17)— 2021-02-15 through  2021-03-22$39— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED TO: 5 Mon., Feb. 22-March 22, 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face overwhelming stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, (this pandemic!) Some don't get enough exercise, and in some cases, such as varsity sports, some may be physically overworked. Finding inner peace and a happy medium is what yoga is all about at Yoga for Health Education. Designed for youth in good health who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive, confidence-building and peace-building setting. No prior yoga experience necessary. If necessary, this class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727275
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone (Livestream)— 2021-02-16 through  2021-02-23$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., Feb. 16 and 23, 1-2:30 pm. Learn how to use your iPhone to its fullest potential. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smartphone. Have your fully charged iPhone on hand so that you can practice at the same time. Not only will you be able to see instructor Steve Stanton's face as he talks you through the curriculum, he will have a special camera set up to show you what everything looks like up close on an iPhone. This is a popular class that Steve has reimagined specifically for the Zoom environment. You are three one-hour sessions away from being a much more confident iPhone user!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406536062
Cybersecurity: Small Business - Big Threat (Livestream)— 2021-02-16 through  2021-02-16$49— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Feb. 16, 9-11 a.m. Small businesses are at risk for cyber-attacks. In fact, small businesses are more vulnerable in many ways. Learn why cybersecurity is important and explore multiple cybersecurity concepts. Discover how to cybersecure your business, and examine different everyday cyber scenarios. This presentation addresses the most common areas for concern and action for small business owners, followed by an interactive panel discussion with experts in the field.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727281
Eldercare: Basic Caregiving Skills (Livestream)— 2021-02-16 through  2021-02-16$49— LivestreamView Details

Tues., Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. Learn the specific physical care responsibilities of caregiving in this beginners' course. Master proper body mechanics preventing injury to the patient and the caregiver. Learn about infection control, emergency care, and when to consult a medical professional. We'll cover basic hygiene, feeding, and essential equipment used in home health care. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727321
The Science of Stress (Livestream - 75 SCECH)— 2021-02-16 through  2021-05-04$299— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., Feb. 16-March 16 and May 4, 4:30-6 p.m. Plus 3 teacher-chosen 1 hr. advisor sessions, March 17-May 3. Especially during this unique time, students are suffering from stress-induced anxiety and a lack of resilience. Teachers are suffering from burnout due to stress and are working with students who are overwhelmed by stress. Join NMC biology professor Tamara Coleman PhD, to discover the systemic effects of stress on the human body and learn research-driven methods of mitigating stress. Explore scientific journals associated with psychology and biology, conduct your own action research, and incorporate Next-Gen science standards in the study of body systems. Consists of 15 hrs. class time and data collection; 60 hrs. classroom action research. Apply tangible skills in your own life and your student's lives;. How will you know it's working? You'll see the positive effects! Questions? Email Dr. Coleman: tcoleman@nmc.edu. Register by Monday, Feb. 8th.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727328
Winter Watercolors (Face to Face)— 2021-02-17 through  2021-02-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Feb. 17 and 24, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112. Use watercolors to paint a beautiful winter scene. Just because the leaves have fallen from the trees, it doesn't mean Northern Michigan is devoid of color! Golden witch hazel, bright red Michigan holly, the blue and greens of hemlocks, junipers, spruces and pines, as well as the copper and cream mottled bark on dogwoods and cherry trees starkly contrast with the sparkling snow and blue-grey sky. Learn how to use brushes and other watercolor tools to create the texture and value of the vibrant and severe colors of winter. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced painter, you will come away with new knowledge to implement in your watercolor art. Bring a reference photo of a winter scene to the first class. All other materials are supplied. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727339
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad (Livestream)— 2021-02-17 through  2021-02-24$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Wed., Feb. 17 and 24, 1-2:30 pm. The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information and family. Discover what your iPad can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and cellular networks, and how they improve your access to information, videos, music and the world. Have your fully charged iPad handy during this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406536111
Beginning Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-02-18 through  2021-03-25$75— Face to FaceView Details

CHANGED to: 5 Thurs., Feb. 18-March 18, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). What better time than now to come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels - especially this past year - and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727348
Eldercare: Meeting the Social Needs of Seniors (Livestream)— 2021-02-18 through  2021-02-18$49— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m. Keeping seniors social is important to maintaining their physical and mental health. Hear from Senior Advocate April Missias on how to meet the social and companionship needs of our elders. Learn tips on activities to keep their mind sharp and their bodies moving. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727366
Comparative Religion for K-12 Educators (Livestream - 3 SCECH)— 2021-02-18 through  2021-02-18$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Feb. 18, 6-8:30 p.m. The American Academy of Religion has made the following statement: "1) there exists a widespread illiteracy about religion in the U.S.; 2) there are several consequences that stem from this illiteracy, including the ways that it fuels prejudice and antagonism, thereby hindering efforts aimed at promoting respect for diversity, peaceful coexistence, and cooperative endeavors in local, national, and global arenas; 3) it is possible to diminish religious illiteracy by teaching about religion from an academic, non-devotional perspective in primary, middle, and secondary schools". Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, as we explore the topic of Comparative Religion in a K-12 setting. Learners will engage in a consideration of the tools and resources that have been developed for educators, and will leave with materials that are accessible and applicable to the classroom.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727356
Coffee Chats: Living an Active Senior Life (Livestream)— 2021-02-19 through  2021-02-19$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Feb. 19, 10-11 a.m. Join Maggie Quinn, organizer of our Forever Virtually Fit program, world traveler, and avid quilter to hear her stories and advice about "growing up" healthier into your sixties, seventies and beyond. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 99. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727373
Knitting: The Very Beginning (Face to Face)— 2021-02-20 through  2021-02-20$39— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 20, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which knitting class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727395
Eldercare: Meal Prep and Planning for Caregivers (Face to Face)— 2021-02-22 through  2021-02-22$69— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112. Older adults have specific nutritional and caloric needs. Learn how to prep simple meals and snacks to ensure a healthy diet. This class will cover safe food handling, meal planning and shopping, as well as the warning signs and prevention of malnutrition. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare. Class will be held via Livestream if we are unable to hold it in person for any reason. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727400
Course ClosedDate Night - Tuscan Countryside (Face to Face)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-02-24$149— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Feb. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special - your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. Learn how to marinate and cook chicken thighs creating a crispy skin on the outside and a juicy interior. Students will learn the risotto method used to make creamy risotto and temporary emulsion method to make salad dressing from scratch. Last but not least, we will make Italian zabaglione from scratch. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your meal in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727410
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Part 1 (Livestream)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-03-17$59— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Feb. 24-March 17, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727430
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Parts 1 & 2 (Livestream)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-04-14$109— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., Feb. 24-April 14, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727436
Eldercare: Dementia and Memory Care Basics (Livestream)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-02-24$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., Feb. 24, 6-9 p.m. Learn the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's, the stages of dementia, risk factors and more. Discover communication strategies to help you decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia. This course will help you better understand and respond to the behaviors associated with dementia. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727419
The Science of Making Maple Syrup (Hybrid)— 2021-02-25 through  2021-03-04$69— HybridView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 25 and March 4, 1-3 p.m., livestream and face to face. Discover the art of tapping maple trees by learning both traditional and modern methods. Tap into the science of maple syrup production, tree identification, equipment needs, and get instruction for small scale DIY projects. The first class meets via Zoom and the second meets in the field at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire) to see the process and equipment in action (dress to be outdoors). This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Wear a mask to the second class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727462
Religion in the Public Sphere (Livestream) — 2021-02-25 through  2021-02-25$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., Feb. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. Are you interested in the ways in which different orientations around religion impact our world today? According to the Interfaith Youth Core, "In a time of global religious conflict when issues of religious identity are headlining the nightly news, our religious diversity can either be a source of conflict or an opportunity for cooperation. From Baghdad to Jerusalem to Manhattan, religion matters in the world today." Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A. in Interfaith Action, to explore religion in the public sphere. Consider the work of The Harvard Pluralism Project and the growing Interfaith movement as we discuss topics and case studies related to religion as it lives and breathes in the world.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727447
Coffee Chats: Michigan Legacy Art Park (Livestream)— 2021-02-26 through  2021-02-26$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., Feb. 26, 10-11 a.m. Learn about a great outdoor place to visit not far from Traverse City! Artist and educator Patricia Innis will introduce you to the Michigan Legacy Art Park located in Thompsonville, MI. She'll talk about the first artwork she created there. Her work, "Logging Camp," was an environmental installation that involved Innis returning to the park once a season for a few days for a full year. In the fall she created outlines on trees of men who worked in the Michigan logging industry. In the fall they were made with leaves, in the winter with snow, in the spring with clay slip. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727470
Knitting: Socks Your Way (Face to Face)— 2021-02-27 through  2021-03-13$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., Feb. 27-March 13, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Socks are the rage - they are small, portable, use relatively little yarn and are fun to knit. If you are new to sock knitting, you will learn the basics by knitting a mini-size sock using worsted weight (#4) wool or wool blend on size US4 or US5 needles. Knit in the round on your choice of DPNs, two 24-inch circular needles or one 40-inch circular needle (Magic Loop technique). If you already know how to knit socks and want to learn new techniques, this is for you. Pattern is provided. Prerequisite: you must already know the basics of knitting. Knitting in the round is a plus, but not required. Please phone instructor Lindy Barnes with any questions or concerns (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727476
Eldercare: Legal and Ethical Issues in Eldercare (Livestream)— 2021-03-01 through  2021-03-01$49— LivestreamView Details

Mon., March 1, 6-9 p.m. Elder abuse is a serious issue in this country. Learn about the laws that protect our elders, legal terms related to eldercare and protecting a person's health information. Participants will discuss how to handle ethical dilemmas commonly faced by caregivers, including end-of-life care, care of those with dementia, the right to refuse treatment, and disclosing information to family members. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727487
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2021-03-02 through  2021-03-23$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., March 2-23, 1-3 p.m. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving, enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Taught online via Zoom. All materials are included and will be mailed to your home address; register by Feb. 23 to receive materials before the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727503
Computer and Internet Basics (Online)— 2021-03-03 through  2021-05-01$199— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, March 3-May 1, Access anytime. Computers are fun! Learn the essential skills required to use a computer, including accessing software and data through the desktop and maintaining files and folders. You will also spend time learning about the World Wide Web, email and search engines. This is a great first online course to help you become comfortable with learning on this platform. This course requires a Windows PC or a Mac with a Windows partition. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as CIT 122A. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and the capacity for word processing and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings).

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095710
Microsoft Office - PowerPoint (Online)— 2021-03-03 through  2021-05-01$399— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, March 3-May 1, Access anytime. Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint in a step by step activity-based class. By the end, you will be prepared to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) PowerPoint certification exam. From preparing and modifying a presentation to applying custom animation and setting up shows, this course will give you confidence to use all of the features available in MS PowerPoint. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Help Desk 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as CIT 124. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings). This class requires a Cengage Subscription which can be purchased through the NMC Bookstore for online delivery. Shop online at nmc.edu/bookstore. Select the Textbook link near the top, select Spring term, CIT department, Course 124, Section 2131 to find the materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095726
Course ClosedDigital Marketing (Online)— 2021-03-03 through  2021-05-01$299— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, March 3-May 1, Access anytime. Develop a digital marketing strategy for your business including display ads, search marketing, content marketing, email marketing and social media marketing. Learn how to create content that engages and how to ensure you have buy-in from your audience. The instructor, Elizabeth Sonnabend, has over twenty years marketing experience working for various local companies in Northern Michigan and 10 years teaching Marketing for NMC. Her educational background includes a BS in Business from Ferris State University and an MBA from Lawrence Technological University. Basic email and internet usage skills required. NMC ID/Password required--available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020. Course may also be taken for academic credit as MKT208. Technology requirement: computer with internet access and the capacity for word processing and video chat (a telephone or smartphone can also be used for the Zoom meetings).

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 401095721
Biz Start-up 101 (Face to Face) — 2021-03-03 through  2021-03-03$0— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 3, 9-11 a.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. The Biz Start 101 workshop is for aspiring entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment. Assess your abilities to lead and manage a company, and evaluate market and sales potential for your products/services. This comprehensive workshop incorporates the Michigan Small Business Development Center's (SBDC) fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch. The workshop features instruction by a SBDC Business Consultant and is a prerequisite to meeting with a SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free ($59 cost is underwritten by the SBDC), however registration is required. Class will be held via Livestream if we are unable to hold it in person for any reason.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727510
Eldercare: Family Dynamics and Crisis Prevention Intervention (Livestream)— 2021-03-03 through  2021-03-03$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 3, 6-9 p.m. Family members often disagree about how best to care for a loved one. When these concerns aren't properly addressed, it can be hard for family members to make informed decisions. Learn how to navigate family dynamics and hopefully prevent a crisis before it happens. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402836420
Rigid Heddle Weaving (Livestream)— 2021-03-04 through  2021-03-25$89— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs., March 4-25, 7-8 p.m. Are you curious about handweaving? You can learn to use a Rigid Heddle loom from your own home with weaver Nancy McRay. In this interactive online class, you will have the opportunity to watch demonstration videos and try it at home while you connect with the instructor for tips and tricks over Zoom. Links to the live class and a supply list will be emailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. The instructor can help you find a place to purchase one; for more information, email nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839792
Everybody Act! (Livestream)— 2021-03-04 through  2021-03-25$99— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs., March 4-25, 6-8 p.m. Do you have the acting bug? Whether you are shy or outgoing, this process-oriented acting class will give you a safe place to express your creativity on the virtual stage. Brush up on your acting, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. Be part of an ensemble. Gain confidence. Get out of your comfort zone and do something you have always wanted to do. In a fast-paced and fun class, you will participate in snippets, improvisation activities, short scenes, and theatre exercises, all through Zoom. Great for the beginner or experienced actor ages 18-108! Links for the livestream class will be sent out the day of the class. If you prefer, private virtual acting lessons are also available; for details, call NMC-EES at (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840605
Introduction to Buddhism (Livestream)— 2021-03-04 through  2021-03-04$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 4, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Buddhism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Buddhism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Buddhism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840627
Coffee Chats: A Northern Michigan Tree Project (Livestream)— 2021-03-05 through  2021-03-05$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 5, 10-11 a.m. A healthy forest benefits everyone! Join Kama Ross and Maddy Baroli to learn about this citizen's project (atrep.net); a positive way to mitigate the challenges of climate change and help ensure diverse, abundant forests for years to come. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840596
Calligraphy Follow-Along Workshop and Kit (Livestream)— 2021-03-06 through  2021-03-06$89— LivestreamView Details

Sat. March 6, 1-2:30 p.m. Join Artist/Designer Molly Suber Thorpe for a follow-along and Q and A livestreamed from her home studio in Athens, Greece! Absolutely no previous calligraphy experience is required. Molly will cover all the basics of modern script calligraphy, from holding the pen to writing the complete lowercase alphabet. Whether you will be picking up a calligraphy pen for the very first time or are seeking to enhance your existing, beginner-level calligraphy skills, this class is right for you! Taught via Zoom, all materials included. Kit will be mailed to your house the week of the class. A printable PDF packet of class materials that you need to print prior to class and a Zoom link will be emailed the day before class. Register by Feb. 26.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840588
Running Effective Meetings (Livestream)— 2021-03-08 through  2021-03-10$89— LivestreamView Details

Mon. and Wed., March 8 and 10, 1-3 p.m. Do you feel like you spend more time sitting in pointless meetings than getting any real work done? Do you find yourself thinking you're having the same conversation in these meetings over and over again? If so, this training will help you enhance your team or work group's productivity through more focused and effective use of meeting time. Learn tools to effectively plan, conduct, and evaluate meetings for continuous improvement. For NMC staff, this course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840581
Life After Death: Virtual Discussion Group (Livestream)— 2021-03-09 through  2021-03-09$29— LivestreamView Details

Tues., March 9, 4:30-6 p.m. Is there life after death? Join Sharon Neumann, SPMC AdvGRS, advanced grief recovery specialist, who has worked with thousands of individuals who report profound personal experiences evidencing the continuation of life after the passing of a loved one or a personal near death experience. Sharon will facilitate this meaningful discussion in a way that allows all who want to share their experiences to do so, and those who wish to listen and learn to also feel welcomed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840527
Gentle Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-03-09 through  2021-05-04$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Tues., March 9-May 4 (no class March 30), 10:30-11:30 a.m. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Instructor Margaret Bennett's Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840518
Persuasive Communication Techniques for Today's World (Livestream)— 2021-03-09 through  2021-03-16$79— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., March 9 and 16, 3-4:30 p.m. Have you ever had to win over a skeptical client, ask your boss or co-workers to do something they were reluctant to do, encourage participation in a fund-raising event, make a complaint, or change the attitudes or behaviors of others? These messages require persuasive skills that many of us do not possess. This course presents effective persuasive techniques and provides tips for writing persuasive messages. You will learn organizational strategies to request actions, make claims, or deliver complaints and apply the writing process to produce successful direct mail and e-mail sales messages. Joan Berg is an award-winning instructor with extensive business administration and teaching experience. At the end of these two sessions, you will have examples of real-life persuasive messages to take with you and use for future successful and effective communication.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840534
Meditation: Beginning and Advancing (Livestream)— 2021-03-10 through  2021-05-05$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., March 10-May 5, Noon-1 p.m. (no class March 31). The year 2020 has proven to be a challenge; many of us are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. Even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall physical and spiritual well being, and balance emotion. For this livestream class, seated in a chair at home, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises with instructor, Margaret Bennett. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind. The Zoom meeting link is emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840511
Gentle Yoga: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times (Livestream)— 2021-03-10 through  2021-05-05$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., March 10-May 5 (no class March 31), 10:30-11:30 a.m. This gentle practice of yoga cultivates mindfulness along with physical and spiritual wellbeing. Instructor Margaret Bennett weaves ancient wisdom teachings into this class that is designed to comfort, inspire and provide insight to help us grow during difficult days and celebrate life in any circumstance. Designed for people of any level of physical ability. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840199
Google Arts and Culture (Livestream)— 2021-03-10 through  2021-03-10$39— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Allison B. Thornton, Certified Google Trainer, to explore the world's arts and culture through Google Arts and Culture (GAC). Visit the world's museums up close from your computer. Visit works of art and culture for pleasure, reflection and more. GAC covers everything from art, history, and culture through stories, online exhibits and other features. Also learn to search international publications and translate them to English. Participants must have their own Google account.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840205
Grant Basics (Livestream - 3 SCECH)— 2021-03-10 through  2021-03-10$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 10, 6-8:30 p.m. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, evaluate organizational readiness, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, common requirements, components, and terminology. Discover what grant seeking and funding is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing your grant strategy and proposals.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840218
Whole Foods Workshop (Livestream)— 2021-03-11 through  2021-03-11$49— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 11, 6-8 p.m. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali Lopez, health and cooking coach, to learn the basics of a whole foods lifestyle and a demonstration of some of her favorite recipes including kale salad and magical Dal! Learn how to reduce your dependence on processed foods, find out how to choose seasonal ingredients, and recognize nutrient-rich foods. Explore ways to navigate the market or produce aisle, stock a healthy pantry, and discover the secrets of batch cooking. This class involves virtual demonstration and discussion over Zoom.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840044
Introduction to Zoroastrianism (Livestream)— 2021-03-11 through  2021-03-11$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 11, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Zoroastrianism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Zoroastrianism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Zoroastrianism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840037
Eldercare: Entering the Eldercare Workforce (Livestream)— 2021-03-11 through  2021-03-11$0— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 11, 6-8 p.m. Dust off your resume and attend this workshop designed for those looking to enter the Eldercare workforce. Local employers will give you resume tips, conduct mock interviews, and explain the hiring process. Free to students who have completed the Eldercare certificate and NMC students looking for employment in healthcare while attending college. View Eldercare Certificate details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840023
Coffee Chats: Root Cause Medicine (Livestream)— 2021-03-12 through  2021-03-12$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 12, 10-11 a.m. Carol Bell, registered dietician from Table Health in Traverse City, will discuss food, health and overall wellness. More and more, consumers want an active role in their health by getting to the root cause, not just by treating the symptoms. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840009
Mid-day Meditation (Livestream)— 2021-03-12 through  2021-05-07$65— LivestreamView Details

8 Fri., March 12-May 7, 12:15-12:45 p.m. (no class April 2). The year 2020 has brought many challenges. Are you seeking ways to tune into yourself and the world in which we live, without feeling overwhelmed? Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy and thoughtful mind that does not like sitting still and quiet, this class will gently bring you into the space with guided meditation and other strategies that make it easier. Find clarity and calm the effects of stress on the body. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m. Come as you are; join this virtual class via Zoom, all you need is a comfortable place to sit! The Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the Zoom session with your camera on or off; it's okay to interact, or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840019
Chair Yoga (Livestream)— 2021-03-12 through  2021-05-07$79— LivestreamView Details

8 Fri., March 12-May 7, 1-1:45 p.m. (no class April 2). Be the best version of yourself - explore your potential with yoga! With this online class taught by Margaret Bennett, you will enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in a seated position at home. Yoga improves flexibility, posture, balance and spiritual and mental wellness. Practice a variety of yoga poses and discover the rewards of gentle stretches, postures and relaxation through breathing and meditation. All levels and abilities are welcome. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Mid-Day Meditation which precedes it at 12:15 p.m.; both are available via Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed the day before the first class begins. You may join the session with your camera on or off, it's okay to interact; or to sit back and take it all in.

  • Seats available: Approximately 29. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840003
Introduction to Photography and Videography (Face to Face)— 2021-03-13 through  2021-03-13$49— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 13, 1-4 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. Work with NMC Instructor, Coreene Kreiser, to understand the basics of photography and videography exposure principles, metering modes, histograms, and white balance. Then practice using professional editing software (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere) to perfect your still photos and videos. No camera or materials needed for this course - sample digital images and files will be provided by the instructor.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839978
Whole Foods Workshop (Face to Face)— 2021-03-13 through  2021-03-13$75— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oleson Center, Rm. 112. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali Lopez, health and cooking coach, to learn the basics of a whole foods lifestyle and a demonstration of some of her favorite recipes including kale salad and magical Dal! Learn how to reduce your dependence on processed foods, find out how to choose seasonal ingredients, and recognize nutrient-rich foods. Explore ways to navigate the market or produce aisle, stock a healthy pantry, and discover the secrets of batch cooking. This class involves contact-free demonstration and discussion, and you will leave with samples to take home with you! Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839991
Seed Starting for Glorious Gardens (Face to Face)— 2021-03-13 through  2021-03-13$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 13, 1-4 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Greenhouse Rm. 119. A great garden starts with fantastic plants. Learn how to grow your own amazingly healthy plants from seed. Learn when to plant a variety of crops indoors, and when to set them out in the garden. Bring your own seeds and start them with a unique system that uses no plastic! All other supplies included. You will take home a flat of soil blocks. Recommended text (not included, available online at various book sellers) is Seed Starter's Handbook by Nancy Bubel. Get dirty now and give your garden the best start possible! This class is kid friendly and open to ages 10+ when enrolling with a parent; please register each participant. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839986
For Love of Water and Future of the Great Lakes (Livestream)— 2021-03-16 through  2021-03-18$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Thurs., March 16 and 18 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Guest lecturer Dave Dempsey, Sr. Policy Advisor at For Love of Water (FLOW) and former Sr. Policy Advisor to the Great Lakes Commission, discusses the role of the International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes, the Great Lakes Compact, Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and the 6th Great Lake-Groundwater. The second session discusses the Compact's diversion ban, including the controversy around the Foxconn "straddling community" and Waukesha "straddling county" diversions, the bottled water "loop hole," and the effects of climate change. This course is part of a Great Lakes Water Studies Institute series of lectures on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Adjunct Instructor Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. Learn about current issues facing the Great Lakes and what citizens can do to preserve this important natural resource. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839965
Painting Sunsets in Oils (Face to Face)— 2021-03-17 through  2021-03-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., March 17 and 24, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112. Let's face it, Northern Michigan has some beautiful sunsets! In this class learn how to capture those few magical moments in the late evening into a glorious oil painting. By using photo references you will learn about how to compose your scene, the warm and cool colors of the sunset, and how to effectively blend oils alla prima, as well as many tricks and tips to use when using oil paints. Material list will be emailed before class. Please bring 3 photographs of sunsets to the first class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839626
Google Drive - Getting It Straight (Livestream)— 2021-03-17 through  2021-03-17$39— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join Allison B. Thornton, Certified Google Trainer to learn to use, share and organize files in Google Drive. Drive lets you keep all your work in one place, view different file formats without buying extra software, and access your files from any device. You'll get comfortable utilizing and differentiating between the cloud storage features of My Drive and Shared Drive. Participants must have their own Google account.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839549
Simplifying Your Spending and Saving Strategies (Livestream)— 2021-03-17 through  2021-03-17$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 17, 5:30-7 p.m. No matter your age, learn how to sharpen your spending and saving strategies while learning about setting personal financial goals, balancing saving, spending and borrowing to achieve goals. Discover strategies for controlling debt and improving your credit score, along with practical savings options for now through retirement. Instructor Claudia F. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, most recently as a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839960
Course ClosedDate Night - Crepes Francaises Authentiques (Face to Face)— 2021-03-18 through  2021-03-18$149— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., March 18, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special - your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. There is nothing more French than a crepe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crepes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crepes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crepe plate and learn to make crepes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crepe-making experience. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your crepes in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839527
Introduction to Paganism (Livestream)— 2021-03-18 through  2021-03-18$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 18, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Paganism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Paganism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Paganism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this fascinating spiritual path, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839541
Coffee Chats: The Lesson of the Lark (Livestream)— 2021-03-19 through  2021-03-19$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 19, 10-11 a.m. Join NMC's Director of Music Jeffrey Cobb as he shares how a book written to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Women's Voting Rights Act, became a concert piece for choir and jazz orchestra, which became a virtual performance project involving the NMC Choirs, NMC Audio Tech and Visual Communications students. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839522
Knitting: Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-03-20 through  2021-04-03$89— Face to FaceView Details

3 Sat., March 20-April 3, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Whether you are brand new to knitting or a knitter with some experience who wants to up your skill level, this is for you! Beginners will learn the basic foundations of knitting. You will knit a sampler using the basic stitches and learn what some of the knitting abbreviations mean and how to read a simple pattern. We will discuss different types of yarn and what those needle sizes really mean. If you are beyond the very beginner level and want to take your knitting up a notch or two, please contact the instructor with your ideas. If anyone has questions or concerns, please phone instructor Lindy Barnes (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839380
Seed Starting for Glorious Gardens (Face to Face)— 2021-03-20 through  2021-03-20$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 20, 1-4 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Greenhouse Rm. 119. A great garden starts with fantastic plants. Learn how to grow your own amazingly healthy plants from seed. Learn when to plant a variety of crops indoors, and when to set them out in the garden. Bring your own seeds and start them with a unique system that uses no plastic! All other supplies included. You will take home a flat of soil blocks. Recommended text (not included, available online at various book sellers) is Seed Starter's Handbook by Nancy Bubel. Get dirty now and give your garden the best start possible! This class is kid friendly and open to ages 10+ when enrolling with a parent; please register each participant. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839411
Course ClosedSigns of River Otters and Other Elusive Animals (Face to Face)— 2021-03-23 through  2021-03-23$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 23, 1-4 p.m. at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire). River otters are active and healthy at Grass River Natural Area. Join a naturalist to learn the natural history of river otters and how to spot signs of these elusive and fun indicators of water quality. On the trail we will look for signs of other elusive animals, like bobcat, mink or black bear (dress to be outdoors). This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839373
Boat Handling (Livestream)— 2021-03-23 through  2021-04-27$125— LivestreamView Details

6 Tues., March 23-April 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Boat Handling is intended for newer recreational boaters who have completed a basic boating class (like America's Boating Course) and want to learn more about skilled boat handling in a variety of situations. The course presents material applicable to both power and sail, covering such topics as the skipper's responsibilities, preparing the boat for use, handling and maneuvering a vessel under various conditions in close quarters and on the open water, docking, rules of the road, anchoring, emergencies, knots and line handling. All materials including the Zoom link and ebook will be emailed to you the day before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839366
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Part 2 (Livestream)— 2021-03-24 through  2021-04-14$59— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., March 24-April 14, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839355
Eldercare Careers Information Session (Livestream)— 2021-03-24 through  2021-03-24$0— LivestreamView Details

Wed., March 24, 6-7:30 p.m. Attend a free online information session on working in Eldercare. Hear from area employers about one of the most rewarding entry-level careers available in northern Michigan. Attending one of these sessions is required for those wanting to earn the Eldercare certificate. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be prepared to begin working with home health care clients in their homes or assist in other caregiver settings. These courses are also helpful for family caregivers. See details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839348
Coffee Chats: COVID-19 Exploited a Divided World (Livestream)— 2021-03-26 through  2021-03-26$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 26, 10-11 a.m. Covid-19 exploited a divided world; Ebola lost against a united world. The Ebola outbreak in Africa was contained by organized and well-coordinated global efforts. The collapse of these structures may have facilitated the rapid and devastating spread of SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) which led to a global pandemic of seismic size. Join Salah Qutaishat, an expert in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Microbiology and Immunology to focus on the factors that bolstered the spread of the virus rapidly all over the world. Salah spent the past three decades studying mechanisms of infectious disease transmission. In his free time, Salah plays and officiates soccer, and makes pancake and pizza "art" for his three daughters. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839336
Forever Virtually Fit - Its Still Winter (Livestream)— 2021-03-29 through  2021-05-28$249— LivestreamView Details

9 weeks, March 29-May 28. Join Maggie Quinn and her crew of compassionate and experienced instructors for a virtual fitness program that includes an UNLIMITED number of classes a week for a total of 15+ weekly FUN and FLEXIBLE fitness and wellness options for you. Customize your workouts, set achievable goals, and enjoy the comfort and safety of your own home. Classes meet Monday through Friday virtually (livestream via Zoom). If you miss one, you can watch it anytime during that week. See class schedule at www.nmc.edu/fitness. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, let us help you achieve a new level of personal joy and wellness. The daily schedule is subject to small changes. After registering, email instructor Maggie (maggiequinn357@gmail.com) to get started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839328
Beginning Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-04-01 through  2021-05-06$89— Face to FaceView Details

6 Thurs., April 1- May 6, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). What better time than now to come experience yoga--a holistic practice benefiting the body, mind and spirit. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate to bring balance into your life. Yoga reminds us that life is a stretch on all levels - especially this past year - and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839321
Coffee Chats: Sailing the Inland Seas (Livestream)— 2021-04-02 through  2021-04-02$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 2, 10-11 a.m. Join Inland Seas Education Association's (ISEA) Program Coordinator, Stephanie Rustem, as she discusses how ISEA uses hands-on STEM experiences to connect people to the Great Lakes and how they're adapting in the time of COVID-19. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839311
Printmaking: Open Studio (Face to Face)— 2021-04-03 through  2021-05-22$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., April 3-May 22, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 132. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building printmaking studio! This "class" is for the experienced printmaker that would like to use our presses and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present that can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes black ink, tarlatan, etching baths for zinc and copper plates. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839300
Ceramics: Open Studio (Face to Face) — 2021-04-03 through  2021-05-22$225— Face to FaceView Details

8 Sat., April 3-May 22, Noon-5 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 135. We are pleased to offer you access to the NMC Fine Arts Building ceramics studio! Designed for the experienced potter that would like to use our wheels, kilns and facilities. There will be a studio assistant present who can offer limited assistance, but there will be no formal assignments or instruction. Use of the facilities includes access to studio clay (earthenware and stoneware) and basic glazes as well as kiln firings. Artists must supply their own porcelain and specialty glazes if desired. Sign up for one or both options. Each 8-week option covers 40 hours of studio time. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class for each option. Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Ceramics course is also required. Contact Zach Tate (ztate@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839291
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-04-05 through  2021-06-14$139— Face to FaceView Details

10 Mon., April 5-June 14 (no class May 31), 5:45-7 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839286
Eldercare: Family Dynamics and Crisis Prevention Intervention (Livestream)— 2021-04-05 through  2021-04-05$49— LivestreamView Details

Mon., April 5, 6-9 p.m. Family members often disagree about how best to care for a loved one. When these concerns aren't properly addressed, it can be hard for family members to make informed decisions. Learn how to navigate family dynamics and hopefully prevent a crisis before it happens. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. he Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839280
Understanding Your DSLR Camera (Face to Face)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 6, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07 (lower level). Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirrorless cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. Learn how to identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Gain understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure and focus modes, how your camera "thinks," adding lenses, the basic computer skills required to get the most out of your camera, and much more. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839265
Compassionate Journeys: Lessons from My Work with the Dying (Livestream)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-06$39— LivestreamView Details

Tues., April 6, 4:30-6 p.m. Sharon Neumann, SPMC AdvGRS, facilitates a live discussion with colleague and author G. Jay Westbrook who recounts his own life experience of abandonment by his parents, sexual and physical abuse by his childhood caretakers, and the healing journey that led him to his internationally recognized work with the dying. Westbrook generously shares with us the tools he has used and created over the last 30 years to bring comfort - physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual - to the dying, the families of the dying, and their professional and lay caregivers.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839215
Sunrise Flow Yoga (Face to Face)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-06-08$115— Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., April 6-June 8, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). An energetic wake me, shake me flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily building intensity, creating strength and flexibility, and quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839261
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone (Livestream)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-13$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., April 6 and 13, 6-7:30 pm. Learn how to use your iPhone to its fullest potential. From identifying function buttons and settings, to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you will discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smartphone. Have your fully charged iPhone on hand so that you can practice at the same time. Not only will you be able to see instructor Steve Stanton's face as he talks you through the curriculum, he will have a special camera set up to show you what everything looks like up close on an iPhone. This is a popular class that Steve has reimagined specifically for the Zoom environment. You are three one-hour sessions away from being a much more confident iPhone user!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406536070
Can Humans Survive Climate Change? (Livestream)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-08$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Thurs., April 6 and 8, 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. This course is part of a Great Lakes Water Studies Institute series of lectures on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Adjunct Instructor Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. Learn about current issues facing the Great Lakes and what citizens can do to preserve this important natural resource. In the first session, hear from Skip Pruss, former Energy Advisor to Governor Granholm, leading expert on renewable energy and the effects of climate change. Learn about climate change and global warming, the rapid transition from a fossil fuel to a renewable energy economy and the prospects for 2020, 2030, 2050 and the 22nd century. The second session addresses the constitutional right to water, liberty and property and the public trust doctrine as a basis to combat climate change. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839200
Recent Demographic Change in the U.S. (Livestream)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-13$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., April 6 and 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m. It's probably an overstatement that "demography is destiny," but the size, distribution and characteristics of population are certainly very important basic features of a nation. And the U.S. is experiencing major changes in its population, from size to age distribution to ethnic and racial composition. This course examines some of the theories of demographic change, the record of ongoing change in the U.S. and some of the possible implications of those changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839254
Learn to See as an Artist Sees, and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws (Livestream)— 2021-04-07 through  2021-05-12$149— LivestreamView Details

6 Wed., April 7-May 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! You will need an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser. Taught online via Zoom. This class is even more fun if you register with a friend! The instructor will contact students with a zoom link before the start of the first class, and additional study handouts will be mailed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839191
Design Your Best Garden Ever (Face to Face) — 2021-04-07 through  2021-04-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., April 7, 6-8:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 116. Calling all would-be and existing gardeners, homesteaders, and master gardeners! Learn to design your own lush organic oasis of food, herbs, flowers and fruit! We'll discuss companion planting, raised beds, stacking functions, growing plants for bees, using herbs, perennials, and more. Learn to work with microbes, sunshine, animals, gravity, patterns and details in your garden design, so you can create a food-producing landscape that regenerates your soil as well as your soul. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839142
Essentials of Customer Service (Livestream)— 2021-04-07 through  2021-04-14$79— LivestreamView Details

2 Wed., April 7 and 14, 9:30-11 a.m. Designed for managers and entrepreneurs wanting to create excellence in customer service. Learn to identify the key elements that contribute to a culture of great service. Equip yourself with the tools and techniques needed for improving customer relations. Go back to your business with resources to adapt and put to use right away, as well as tips for training your employees. Uses the Zingerman training method for customer service excellence.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839168
Eldercare: Legal and Ethical Issues in Eldercare (Livestream)— 2021-04-07 through  2021-04-07$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 7, 6-9 p.m. Elder abuse is a serious issue in this country. Learn about the laws that protect our elders, legal terms related to eldercare and protecting a person's health information. Participants will discuss how to handle ethical dilemmas commonly faced by caregivers, including end-of-life care, care of those with dementia, the right to refuse treatment, and disclosing information to family members. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839149
Grant Resources (Livestream - 3 SCECH)— 2021-04-07 through  2021-04-07$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 7, 6-8:30 p.m. Explore the many resources available to help you to locate and research grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of online resources as well as strategies to conduct your search and sources for additional guidance. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resource links to begin searching for funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Students are encouraged to sample searching online along with the instructor during the class with screen sharing available if needed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839185
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series (Face to Face)— 2021-04-08 through  2021-06-10$155— Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs., April 8-June 10, 6:45-8:15 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839126
Butterflies and Moths of the Grand Traverse Bay Region (Livestream)— 2021-04-08 through  2021-04-29$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Thurs., April 8-29, 6-8:30 p.m. Learn to recognize local butterflies and moths, their caterpillars, host plants and habitats that support them. Identify a variety of species and their food resources in an in-depth study over four weeks of virtual learning. Explore how changing environmental factors can greatly influence the abundance of butterflies and moths in sensitive habitats. Gardening and landscaping practices that welcome butterflies and moths will be discussed. Class sessions will feature preserved specimens and hundreds of photographs. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839120
Rules of the Road (Livestream)— 2021-04-08 through  2021-04-08$29— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., April 8, 5:30-7 p.m. Put yourself on the right road for your financial future. Learn the fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build your wealth. You'll learn the most common investing mistakes and how to avoid them, investing strategies to help reach your long-term goals, and what you can do now to prepare for retirement. Instructor Claudia F. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, most recently as a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839133
Coffee Chats: Travel Trailers (Livestream)— 2021-04-09 through  2021-04-09$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 9, 10-11 a.m. Meet Chris and Julie Doyal, experienced travel trailer-ers and avid adventurers to learn how to plan, navigate and maximize your summer vacation on wheels. See great photography from their own trips and receive their best tips for your summer escapes. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838821
Drawing Trees with Charcoal and Graphite (Livestream)— 2021-04-10 through  2021-04-17$69— LivestreamView Details

2 Sat., April 10 and 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Northern Michigan has more than 100 different species of trees. Learn to draw them in this introductory course from a local artist who is inspired by the natural beauty of our region. From sugar maples to yellow birch, create the perfect composition of a forest scene. Learn the essentials of drawing trees with graphite pencils and charcoal using lines and shading. Bring a photo of trees for reference. Taught online via Zoom. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and a list of supplies needed for the class. Cost of the supplies can vary depending on the brand; the approximate cost is $45. Register by April 2.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838804
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond (Face to Face)— 2021-04-10 through  2021-06-12$139— Face to FaceView Details

10 Sat., April 10-June 12, 9:30-10:45 a.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Yoga works through awareness of the body; teaching balance and integration. Discover tools for greater physical, mental and spiritual well-being through principles of breath awareness and deep muscle stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Beginners and those who have been introduced to yoga are welcome. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket. If necessary, class will meet virtually. See yogaforhealthtc.com for safety protocols and updates before arriving to class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838814
Eldercare: Meal Prep and Planning for Caregivers (Face to Face)— 2021-04-12 through  2021-04-12$69— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., April 12, 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center Rm. 112. Older adults have specific nutritional and caloric needs. Learn how to prep simple meals and snacks to ensure a healthy diet. This class will cover safe food handling, meal planning and shopping, as well as the warning signs and prevention of malnutrition. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare. Class will be held via Livestream if we are unable to hold it in person for any reason. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838762
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness (Livestream)— 2021-04-13 through  2021-05-04$119— LivestreamView Details

4 Tues., April 13-May 4, 1-3 p.m. Discover the meditative art form known as the Zentangle Method. Explore, create and play with pen and ink as you rekindle your creativity, develop greater hand-eye coordination, improve your capacity to perceive with an artist's eye and quiet your mind. Practicing the Zentangle Method helps you access your innate creative wisdom for design inspiration or problem solving, enabling you to immediately shift your focus. The Zentangle Method can quickly break the spell of whatever is holding you down, bringing a fresh excitement to life. Taught online via Zoom. All materials are included and will be mailed to your home address; register by April 6 to receive materials before the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838748
Public Water Justice and Enbridge Line 5: A Matter of Public Trust (Livestream)— 2021-04-13 through  2021-04-15$69— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Thurs., April 13 and 15, 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m. The first session features guest lecturer Janet Meisner Pritchard, Legal Director, FLOW, Water for All Project. Learn about the effects of the Detroit Water Shutoffs affecting 40,000 homes and the Flint Water Crises affecting the entire city of Flint. (What is the public's right to a safe water supply?) The second session features guest speaker Elizabeth Kirkwood, J.D., Executive Director of FLOW and a discussion on Enbridge's Line 5. Learn about the potential $2-5 billion in harm to hundreds of miles of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, Mackinac Island, cities and tribal fishing. What is an acceptable risk, if any, to our Great Lakes? This course is part of a Great Lakes Water Studies Institute series on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. Learn about current issues facing the Great Lakes and what citizens can do to preserve this resource. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838604
Continuous Improvement and Problem Solving (Livestream)— 2021-04-13 through  2021-04-15$89— LivestreamView Details

Tues. and Thurs., April 13 and 15, 1-3 p.m. Learn the basic tools for implementing a continuous improvement system. You will learn the primary problem-solving steps as well as how to use visual management systems, metrics, and stand-up meetings to get traction in your improvement efforts. This course is part of the Foundations of Leadership I series offered by the NMC Professional Development Institute for NMC staff and the public.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838572
Course ClosedDate Night - Floribbean Cuisine (Face to Face)— 2021-04-14 through  2021-04-14$149— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., April 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. Create dishes full of flavor and color including: shrimp ceviche, mojo pork chops, and pineapple rum cake. The cooking styles and techniques used in Floribbean Cuisine are highly influenced by Cuba, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your meal in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838513
Your Garden Is an Ecosystem (Livestream)— 2021-04-14 through  2021-04-14$39— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 14, 6-7 p.m. Let's make 2021 the year of the gardens! This course is for all, whether you are a brand new gardener or interested in immersing yourself in your beds in a new way. Learn to think of your garden as an ecosystem- what weeds can tell you, how animals can boost food production, and how microbes run the whole show. Discuss managing nutrients, creating soils that hold water, and connecting the pieces to make a garden that nourishes your body, your soul, and even your community. Bring your garden ideas and get some feedback on how to get your ecosystem started! Taught via Zoom. Link for the class will be emailed to you the day before.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838554
Get Found on Google Search and Maps (Livestream)— 2021-04-14 through  2021-04-14$25— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 14, 9-10 a.m. Did you know that 80 percent of consumers use a search engine, like Google, when looking for information about local businesses? This one-hour workshop teaches local professionals how to get their business on Google Search and Maps by creating or claiming their free Google My Business profile. You will also receive a tour of how to control the information that appears on your business profile across Google Search and Maps using the Google Business dashboard. Taking these small steps to create an active, up-to-date profile will help your business increase its online presence and reach more potential customers. This course is offered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838528
Eldercare: Dementia and Memory Care Basics (Livestream)— 2021-04-14 through  2021-04-14$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 14, 6-9 p.m. Learn the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's, the stages of dementia, risk factors and more. Discover communication strategies to help you decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia. This course will help you better understand and respond to the behaviors associated with dementia. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838523
Essential Skills for Photographers (Face to Face)— 2021-04-15 through  2021-04-15$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 15, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07 (lower level). Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture) and ISO in an actual hands-on outdoor environment. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how it applies to digital photography. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your DSLR camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card and your questions. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838507
Coffee Chats: Mickey Graham - Pit Spitters & 20+ Years of Baseball (Livestream)— 2021-04-16 through  2021-04-16$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 16, 10-11 a.m. Join Pit Spitters General Manager, Mickey Graham and hear how the Pit Spitters operate, what the team looks for in finding up and coming college players, and hear some fun stories from his 20+ years of working in Minor League baseball. Gain an inside perspective on managing a baseball team and how the organization plans on using Turtle Creek Stadium for more than baseball. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838496
Eldercare: Basic Caregiving Skills (Livestream)— 2021-04-19 through  2021-04-19$49— LivestreamView Details

Mon., April 19, 6-9 p.m. Tues., Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. Learn the specific physical care responsibilities of caregiving in this beginners' course. Master proper body mechanics preventing injury to the patient and the caregiver. Learn about infection control, emergency care, and when to consult a medical professional. We'll cover basic hygiene, feeding, and essential equipment used in home health care. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838491
More iPhone (Livestream)— 2021-04-20 through  2021-04-27$49— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., April 20 and 27, 1-2:30 p.m. Build on the skills you gained in the first iPhone course. Expand the functionality of your device as you learn its multi-tasking capabilities. Discover AirDrop, how to take screenshots, keyboard shortcuts, dictation, printing, photo editing and more. Learn how you can adjust Siri settings and get the most from your voice commands. It is helpful to have taken Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone, but not required. Have your fully charged iPhone handy during this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406536097
Sailing (Livestream & Optional Face to Face)— 2021-04-20 through  2021-06-01$179— LivestreamView Details

7 Tues., April 20-June 1, 6-8 p.m., Plus optional on-water sessions. A complete sailing course with live virtual instruction and on the water instruction. We begin with basic boat designs, rigging and sail processes for the non-sailor. Then into the physical aspects of sailing like how wind makes the boat sail, why the boat floats, why the boat heels and why heeling is not dangerous. Learn how to adjust sails to sail toward and away from the wind. Practice using a spinnaker and marlinespike (knots, lines). Understand helmsmanship, handling emergencies on board, navigation rules, and get an introduction to heavy weather sailing. Have the exclusive opportunity to practice what you learn on the water throughout the duration of the course and into June (contingent upon health and safety regulations; individual sailing times coordinated to meet your schedule). Books will be available for pick up in Traverse City, email instructor Dave Terrell, at dterrell432@gmail.com to arrange pick-up.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838480
Eldercare: Meeting the Social Needs of Seniors (Livestream)— 2021-04-21 through  2021-04-21$49— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 21, 6-9 p.m. Keeping seniors social is important to maintaining their physical and mental health. Hear from Senior Advocate April Missias on how to meet the social and companionship needs of our elders. Learn tips on activities to keep their mind sharp and their bodies moving. This class qualifies for the Eldercare certificate and is also helpful for family caregivers. The Eldercare Certificate is for individuals interested in becoming caregivers for the elderly or those looking to work in senior care situations including Home Health Care, Assisted Living, or Adult Foster Care Homes; view details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838475
Coffee Chats: The Field Guide to Northwest Michigan (Livestream)— 2021-04-23 through  2021-04-23$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 23, 10-11 a.m. Join James Dake, author of the regional best-seller, "Field Guide to Northwest Michigan" and Education Director at Grass River, as he discusses the making of the 2nd edition of the Field Guide. James will share the stories behind the photographs of Michigan plants and animals and illustrate what makes Northwest Michigan unique. Be inspired to get outdoors and explore and protect our beautiful state. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838464
Structural Pruning for Young Trees (Face to Face)— 2021-04-26 through  2021-04-26$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., April 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Location to be announced. Discover how tree pruning improves the health, beauty and function of your trees. You will learn a variety of pruning techniques in order to achieve several different outcomes. Whether you want to increase light, reduce deadfall, or enhance your view; certified arborist, Bo Burke, provides demonstrations so you can learn what it takes to make safe and effective cuts and reduce mistakes. The location for this class will be sent to registered students a couple of days before class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838449
Traversing the TART One Step at a Time (Face to Face)— 2021-04-26 through  2021-05-19$65— Face to FaceView Details

4 weeks, Mon. and Wed., April 26-May 19, 1-2:30 p.m., locations sent before class. Explore the Rails to Trails TART Trail in Grand Traverse County. This is a great way to walk the east to west corridor of the County in both directions. This wellness activity contributes approximately 6,000 steps to your daily goal of a minimum of 10,000 steps as recommended by health experts. This is about movement without running, and stepping outside, grounding yourself, and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. It is also a great way to learn more about finding your way around Traverse City. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. We will meet each week at a different site as we progress; locations are emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, a make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838459
Amphibians of Northern Michigan (Hybrid)— 2021-04-27 through  2021-05-04$69— HybridView Details

2 Tues., April 27 and May 4, 1-3 p.m. Explore Michigan's wonderful variety of unique frogs and salamanders in this classroom and field course. In the first session, examine the natural history and recent research on Michigan's amphibians before hitting the trail in search of some of these elusive but spectacular creatures. Learn field ID and handling techniques as we search forest, field, swamp and stream. Participate in a citizen science project by contributing our findings to the Michigan Herp Atlas and learn to identify frogs by their calls. The first class meets via Zoom and the second class meets at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire), dress to be outdoors. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. Wear a mask to the second class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838432
Eldercare: Entering the Eldercare Workforce (Livestream)— 2021-04-28 through  2021-04-28$0— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 28, 6-8 p.m. Dust off your resume and attend this workshop designed for those looking to enter the Eldercare workforce. Local employers will give you resume tips, conduct mock interviews, and explain the hiring process. Free to students who have completed the Eldercare certificate and NMC students looking for employment in healthcare while attending college. View Eldercare Certificate details at nmc.edu/eldercare.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838426
Composting: Reclaiming Riches (Livestream)— 2021-04-29 through  2021-04-29$39— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., April 29, 6-8 p.m. Your own trash could make you "healthy, wealthy and wise". Discover how to reclaim the riches that you throw away every day by turning them into valuable compost teeming with life. Explore several methods of home-scale composting and learn about the benefits and pitfalls of each. Understand what kind of compost to make, numerous ways to use your new riches, and resources to get you started. Taught via Zoom. Link for the class will be emailed to you the day before.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838417
Coffee Chats: Tour Grand Traverse Region Water Projects (Livestream)— 2021-04-30 through  2021-04-30$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 30, 10-11 a.m. Join Constanza Hazelwood PhD, Education and Outreach Coordinator for NMC's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, to explore our local water projects. Learn history, highlights and updates of projects such as the Boardman River Restoration, the Fish Pass and the Conservation Resource Alliance. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 97. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838400
Short Local Hikes (Face to Face)— 2021-04-30 through  2021-05-14$25— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., April 30-May 14, 10:30-11:45 a.m., locations sent before class. If you are searching for beauty in the woods, but not sure of longer hikes, this is your opportunity to experience three gorgeous hiking trails: Reffitt Preserve, Timbers Recreation Area, and Oleson Bridge. Each hike is no longer than two miles. Come experience some nature therapy this spring when the forest comes alive. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. Each week's class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838405
Painting with Acrylics: Cherry Blossoms (Livestream)— 2021-05-01 through  2021-05-08$69— LivestreamView Details

2 Sat., May 1 and 8, 10 a.m.-noon. Welcome spring with your paintbrush and take home your own masterpiece! Northern Michigan cherry blossoms are a lovely reminder that long warm days are headed our way. You will spend the first part of this class learning about the essentials of mixing paint colors and using different brushes, and then work on your own 11x14 canvas. Bring a photo of cherry blossoms for reference. Taught online via Zoom. Following registration, the instructor will contact you with a zoom link and a list of supplies needed for the class. Cost of the supplies can vary depending on the brand; the approximate cost is $45. Register by April 23.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838393
Cartwheels in the Rain: Finding Faith in the Wake of the Unthinkable (Livestream— 2021-05-04 through  2021-05-04$39— LivestreamView Details

Tues., May 4, 4:30-6 p.m. Sharon Neumann, SPMC AdvGRS, will facilitate a discussion with colleague and author Joseph Dubowski. On February 14, 2008, while Joe and Laurel Dubowski were exchanging Valentine's gifts, a tragedy was unfolding on the campus of Northern Illinois University. A gunman had targeted students in a classroom, and their daughter, Gayle, was one of six who died that day. Joe will share with great candor his thoughts, responses and approaches to healing from this gut-wrenching and unthinkable tragedy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838381
Password Management 101 (Livestream)— 2021-05-04 through  2021-05-04$49— LivestreamView Details

Tues., May 4, 6-8 pm. Tired of losing or forgetting your passwords? Frustrated when it is necessary to change passwords and come up with new ones? In this short, to the point workshop, you will get a system to create, record and save your passwords in one spot, safely and securely. Learn about the apps available to manage your passwords and keep your mind at ease and your information secure.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 406536057
ABC America's Boating Course (Livestream)— 2021-05-04 through  2021-05-18$99— LivestreamView Details

3 Tues., May 4-18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. America's Boating Course - 3rd Edition is a first course in the fundamentals of safe boating. Designed to familiarize you with the fundamentals of safe boating and qualify you for Michigan Boating Certification, we will cover four major topics: what a boat is and how to use it safely; USA and state of Michigan boating rules and regulations; boat navigation; and boat communication. You will also learn how to deal with adverse conditions; how to operate related boating equipment such as a boat trailer and a PWC; and how to tie knots that are essential to safe boating. All materials including the Zoom link and ebook will be emailed to you the day before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838369
Course ClosedDate Night - Paris in Springtime (Face to Face)— 2021-05-05 through  2021-05-05$149— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., May 5, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. Learn how to properly cook salmon and make an accompanying white wine pan sauce. Experience making herbed butter, savory souffles and lemon mousse and more! It is a fun meal to prepare and a delicious one to share with someone special. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your meal in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838321
On Display: Curating 75 Years of Japanese American Incarceration (Livestream)— 2021-05-05 through  2021-05-05$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., May 5, 10-11:30 a.m. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 resulted in the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast. This lecture introduces the Japanese-American internment experience through the critical lens of the museum exhibition. How has our nation's most trusted source for information - the museum - shaped the way we encounter, process, and ultimately acknowledge the past and the living present? How did mass media respond to these public revisions and re-representations of history and justice? Historical and contemporary artists, along with a number of regional and national exhibitions, will further frame the conversation and provide avenues for connection to the current political discourse in the U.S.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838338
Five Money Questions for Women (Livestream)— 2021-05-05 through  2021-05-05$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., May 5, Noon-1:30 p.m. Women and men have differing considerations when it comes to long-term financial goals. For instance, because of a woman's average longer life span, your needs may be significantly different from those of your spouse or others. In this livestream course, the instructor will share perspectives on a process women can use to identify financial goals and set a strategy. We will also discuss the Rule of 72, systematic investing, employer-sponsored retirement plans and IRAs as strategies for saving. Instructor Claudia F. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry, most recently as a financial advisor with Edward Jones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838325
You Need Chickens in Your Life! (Livestream)— 2021-05-06 through  2021-05-06$39— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., May 6, 6-8 p.m. This crash course explains the many benefits of raising your own chickens, like fresh eggs each morning, insect control, and great compost! Learn to raise chicks, build pens and runs, choose feeds, integrate the flock with your garden and guard against predators. If you have a garden, this class will help you connect your food-growing with your chicken flock to make a holistic, abundant backyard ecosystem. We'll talk about typical problems, troublesome behaviors, and ways to keep peace in the hen house. We'll discuss raising chickens for meat in mobile "chicken tractors" too. Taught via Zoom; a link will be emailed to you the day before the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838313
Successful Community Association Operation (Livestream)— 2021-05-22 through  2021-05-22$59— LivestreamView Details

Sat., May 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. If you are a board member, officer, manager, developer and/or member of a condominium association, cooperative association, or community and/or homeowner association, this seminar is designed especially for you. This course addresses obtaining control of the association from the developer at turnover, the four essential audits and legal "check-up" both at the time of turnover and for established communities, the legal and fiduciary responsibilities of directors and officers, preventive measures for directors and officers in the face of potential liability, how to obtain the best managerial and legal assistance necessary to maximize the assistance for your community, and security and safety within the Association. There will also be time for general questions and answers. Participants will be emailed a link to the webinar the day before the class starts.

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838276