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Adult/Child Intro to American Sign Language (For Adult and Child Age 8+)— 2020-02-22 through  2020-02-22$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 219. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-time introductory ASL class and be introduced to basic American Sign Language communication skills. You, along with a young person in your life will learn sign vocabulary, finger spelling and some things about Deaf culture with fun, interactive activities. This is a class where adults and children age 8 and older can learn together. We promise you quality time, smiling and learning something new! Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221910
Adult/Child Intro to French Language (For Adult and Child Age 8+)— 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-08$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 8, 1-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-session introductory French language class. You, along with a young person in your life, will learn vocabulary and some things about French culture with fun, interactive activities. This is a class where adults and children 8 years and older can learn together. Sing, dance, and play your way to learning a new language! We promise you quality time spent smiling and learning something new. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221593
Adult/Child Intro to Spanish Language (For Adult and Child Age 8+)— 2020-02-29 through  2020-02-29$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 29, 1-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-session introductory Spanish language class. You, along with a young person in your life, will learn vocabulary and some things about Spanish culture with fun, interactive activities. This is a class where adults and children 8 years and older can learn together. We promise you quality time spent smiling and learning something new. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221861
Adult/Child Intro to Tae Kwon Do and Self-Defense (Ages 8+)— 2020-02-29 through  2020-02-29$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 29, 10:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 212. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-session introductory Tae Kwon Do and self-defense class. You, along with a young person in your life, will learn basic self-defense skills and leave with exercises to practice on your own. This is a class where adults and children 8 years and older can improve self-awareness together. We promise you quality time spent smiling and learning something new! Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374260666
Adult/Child Puppy Party (All Ages)— 2020-02-15 through  2020-02-15$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 15, 3-4:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-session Valentine's Day weekend canine love fest. You, along with a young person in your life, will learn about different dog breeds and dog obedience, as well as experience unlimited dog kisses from actual puppies! This is a class where adults and children of any age can learn together. We promise you quality time spent smiling and learning something new! Puppies provided for unlimited petting (leave yours at home if you have one). Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224486
Adult Tap Dance— 2020-03-11 through  2020-03-25$39— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., March 11-25, 7-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Tap your way into spring! We will begin this fun course with a tap warm up followed by a review of basic tap dancing steps, exercises, weight shifts, and a short routine. Classes are geared towards beginners as well as tappers who haven't been able to break out their shoes in a while. Wear comfortable clothing and hard-soled shoes. Taps aren't required, but they might be more fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230058
Afghanistan: Yesterday and Today and Tomorrow— 2020-03-10 through  2020-03-24$69— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 10 and 24, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Learn about Afghanistan from Jack Segal, former Chief Political Adviser to NATO's operational military commander in Afghanistan. He will cover two distinct periods in Afghanistan's history. Learn about the British invasion (1842) through the Soviet invasion (1979-89) into the period of Taliban rule, and the 9/11 attacks. The second session addresses US military intervention (2001-present), Afghanistan's political evolution during that period and the prospects for a political settlement today.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224118
Allergen-free Baking — 2020-03-17 through  2020-03-17$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Eating a healthy diet does not mean giving up your favorite breakfast breads or going without a tasty wrap for your tacos or burritos! Learn how to make muffins, scones, and tortillas that are totally allergen-free. All recipes in this class contain no gluten, dairy, soy, eggs or nuts! You will use whole foods and whole flours that pack in iron, magnesium, potassium and fiber that are usually missing from commercial brands. These delights are tasty and easy to make. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Mature children age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227097
America's Boating Course— 2020-05-14 through  2020-05-28$65— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., May 14-28, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. An America's Boating Club (ABC) course. Learn the fundamentals of safe boating in this core course. Successful completion qualifies you for personal watercraft operator certification in Michigan. Topics include: boat components and safe operation; the rules and regulations as they apply to boating in the USA and state of Michigan; boat navigation; and communication. Learn how to deal with a boat in adverse conditions, operate a boat trailer and personal water craft (PWC), and tie knots that are essential to safe boating. Must attend each day to achieve certification. Those born on or after July 1, 1996, may operate a boat legally only if they have been issued a boating safety certificate and have it on board. Those born after December 31,1978, and at least 16 years of age, may operate a PWC legally and unrestricted only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257656
Amphibians of Northern Michigan— 2020-04-27 through  2020-05-04$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., April 27 and May 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Explore Michigan's wonderful variety of unique frogs and salamanders in this classroom and field course. In the classroom, 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. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate. The first class meets in an NMC classroom and the second class meets at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire).

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219810
Animal Winter Adaptations— 2020-01-29 through  2020-01-29$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Jan. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217954
An Introduction to Voiceovers (Online - Enroll Anytime)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-05-08$49— OnlineView Details

Date and time arranged. Begin this online course anytime. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall.com to begin the course. 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 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374193835
Artisan Chocolate Workshop— 2020-03-14 through  2020-03-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 14, 1-4 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Who doesn't love chocolate? Join chocolatier Anne Boulley for a decadent encounter with the "aphrodisiac of the gods." After a demonstration about tempering and ganache, jump right into the fun of chocolate design! Leave with a box of your own custom-designed fancy gourmet chocolate bon bons rivaling those from any chocolate shop – and you were the chocolatier!

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227036
Course ClosedArtisan Pizza — 2020-02-25 through  2020-02-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 25, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Discover the secrets of selecting and assembling artisan pizza without the traditional sauce. Learn the art of making and stretching your own pizza dough from scratch. Caramelize onions, review a variety of cheeses and understand how different toppings complement each other. Combine colorful vegetables, fresh herbs, delicious cheeses and meats to make unusual pizza combinations such as a Tomato, Basil and Corn Pizza; a Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Pizza; a Shrimp Scampi Pizza and even a Chocolate Dessert Pizza. Bring take home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225784
Baby and Me Ballet (Adult & Child Age 18-24 Months)— 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-29$49— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., Feb. 8-29, 10-10:30 a.m., NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Baby and Me Ballet is the perfect way to introducing little ones to movement, rhythm, spatial awareness and exploring creative expression. 18-month to 24-month babies and caregivers will learn to dance together, move with props (ribbons, balls and more) and interact with music makers (clapping hands, snapping fingers and more). You will stay busy with ballet inspired exercises while interacting with little ones. This is a great way to connect with your child and other families! Cost includes adult and one child; register only the adult (additional parents can attend free).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230125
Basic Auto Maintenance — 2020-04-08 through  2020-04-15$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., April 8 and 15, 6-8:30 p.m., NMC Automotive Tech Bldg. Lab Rm. 108, (2510 Aero Park Dr.). A little knowledge can keep you safer, save you dollars and give you greater confidence when it comes to dealing with auto repairs. Join NMC Automotive Instructor Wayne Moody as you learn to perform common maintenance tasks in the well-equipped lab at NMC. Become familiar with common warning sounds and visual clues. Learn what is serious and what can wait, and how to communicate more effectively with the service technician when your car needs repairs.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229225
Basic Bike Maintenance— 2020-04-16 through  2020-04-16$35— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 16, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills for do-it-yourselfers. Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Bring a bike to this demonstration and hands-on class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256824
Basic Programming Concepts (Online)— 2020-03-02 through  2020-03-27$195— OnlineView Details

4 Weeks, March 2-27. If you wish to communicate technically with programming teams or wish to code a bit yourself, this course is for you. A lot of programming languages are very similar, and knowing what is common between all programming languages will help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with programmers. Further, this course will help aspiring programmers get started or transition into any programming language. This course can be taken as part of a Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217178
Beading Basics--Make Your Own Jewelry— 2020-03-13 through  2020-03-13$49— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., March 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Creating original, beautiful beaded jewelry is fun and easy. Learn the basic techniques through detailed instruction and hands-on practice. You will be introduced to everything from wire manipulation to bead stringing and all the lingo and tools to go with them. Put your new knowledge to use by creating a stunning necklace and earring set. Bring your reading glasses if needed for fine work. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own beads, if desired. Mature students age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231892
Become a Certified Personal Trainer - ACE— 2020-06-01 through  2020-06-08$399— Face to FaceView Details

Meets 8 consecutive days, Mon.-Mon., June 1-8, Weekday classes: 5-9 p.m. Weekend classes: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Beckett Bldg. Rm. 147. Gain practical knowledge and skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, learn guidelines for instructing safe and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion and CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam. The 36-hour training meets evenings and weekends. Price does not include text, "ACE Personal Trainer Manual" (at NMC bookstore) or certification exam (exam details at www.nmc.edu/ees). For more info, email Zack Light (jlight@nmc.edu).

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374194155
Beginners Guide to Pruning Your Trees— 2020-04-06 through  2020-04-06$65— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., April 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 136. Discover how tree pruning improves the health, beauty and function of your trees. In a few short hours 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229470
Beginning American Sign Language— 2020-01-23 through  2020-03-12$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., Jan. 23-March 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 202. American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the USA. Learn basic vocabulary and phrasing and be introduced to the manual alphabet and finger spelling. Develop the ability to carry on a conversation in ASL and become exposed to ASL grammar. You will also gain insight into deaf culture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235475
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Cross-Country Skiing— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-21$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Jan. 14 and 21, 2-3:30 p.m., Timber Ridge Nordic Center, (4050 Hammond Rd. East). Crazy as it sounds, winter in Northern Michigan is great fun when you get out and enjoy the snow. And cross-country skiing is a key way to do it! Are you interested, yet a little intimidated by skiing? Starting on flat, easy terrain you will learn the stride-and-glide technique of classical skiing. Fundamental speed control, stopping, turning, and pole use is covered to enhance your comfort on skis. Topics include an overview of the sport, equipment, no-wax vs. waxing skis, clothing, comfort, and safety. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257684
Beginning French — 2020-04-07 through  2020-05-26$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., April 7-May 26, 6:30-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 102. Get started or brush up on those French language skills to enhance your travel experience, empower your business skills, and/or exercise and improve your brain function! You will learn vocabulary, phrases, sentences and essential language structure; and gain interesting insights into French culture. The required text, French in 10 Minutes a Day, is included in the cost.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235373
Beginning HTML— 2020-04-13 through  2020-04-27$139— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., April 13-27, 6-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Join the exciting world of web publishing. You will learn the essential skills of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), designing and adding titles, paragraphs, images, links, lists, tables, and more to new web pages, and using CSS to style and lay out your pages. Peek behind the scenes of websites published on the internet, seeing how designers perform their web magic. Your new skills will be an important foundation if you plan to learn one of the graphic web page design programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Basic Windows skills required. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221913
Beginning Studio Photography and Off-Camera Lighting — 2020-01-25 through  2020-01-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 30 (lower level). If you are new to off-camera lighting, it can be a bit overwhelming. What is a modifier? How do I know what modifier to choose? How do I set my camera? Can I use a flash, or do I need a strobe light? In this class you will learn to build a basic studio lighting set up, settings and modifiers for off-camera lighting, and tips to start building your own studio kit. Bring your digital SLR camera and a tripod. This class is appropriate for intermediate level photographers and above.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374228548
Beginning Tapestry— 2020-05-13 through  2020-05-27$165— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., May 13-27, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Tapestry is among the oldest forms of fine arts. Originally for cathedrals and castles, they were used to insulate big stone halls, illustrating battles, parables and metaphors. While the techniques have not changed for centuries, the imagery has. Today's smaller, portable, personal size looms make it easier for more people to enjoy this art form. Learn how to warp a tapestry loom and explore different ways to create shapes using slits, interlocks and other types of joins. Then learn finishing and mounting techniques. Students who have woven tapestry before may explore advanced techniques. Bring a tapestry loom with a ten-inch wide weaving width (minimum), a notebook/sketch pad, drawing utensils, scissors, and a kitchen fork (used to pack in wefts). The instructor will supply warp and weft materials. Contact the instructor to rent or purchase a tapestry loom: nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232213
Beginning Ukulele— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-10$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Feb. 3 and 10, 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You will get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. Bring your own ukulele and purchase the book "Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD" by Bert Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234869
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Yoga— 2020-01-08 through  2020-03-25$169— Face to FaceView Details

12 Wed., Jan. 8-March 25, 10-11:15 a.m. at Yoga for Health Education, (1200 W. 11th Street). 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, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234913
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Yoga— 2020-01-09 through  2020-03-26$169— Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs., Jan. 9-March 26, 5:45-7 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education, (1200 W. 11th Street). 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, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235030
Beginning Yoga— 2020-04-08 through  2020-06-10$139— Face to FaceView Details

12 Wed., April 8-June 10, 10-11:15 a.m. at Yoga for Health Education, (1200 W. 11th Street). 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, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235105
Beginning Yoga— 2020-04-09 through  2020-06-11$139— Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs., April 9-June 11, 5:45-7 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education, (1200 W. 11th Street). 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, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235184
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBetter Bones— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-21$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Jan. 14 and 21, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Improving bone health is an important part of fall prevention. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on new technologies, methods and exercises to improve bone density and prevent or treat osteoporosis. Learn about foods that inhibit bone growth and those that promote bone health, participate in weight bearing and vibrational exercises, and identify supplements that improve calcium uptake to the bones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236600
Birding by Ear — 2020-04-24 through  2020-04-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

Class meets twice:, Fri., April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219, and Sat., April 25, 8-10:30 a.m. (field trip) in Empire at NPS Headquarters, (directions provided at 1st class). Add a new dimension to your enjoyment of local birds by learning to recognize them by their songs. Begin in the classroom as naturalist, Alice VanZoeren shares photos, recordings, and tips about how to listen to distinguish one bird song from another. For session two, we head to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to walk, listen and look for returning spring migrants (field trip meets 8-10:30 a.m.) This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpooling will be arranged at the first session.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219709
Birding by Ear -- A Sequel— 2020-05-08 through  2020-05-09$49— Face to FaceView Details

Class meets twice:, Fri., May 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219, and Sat., May 9, 8-10:30 a.m. (field trip). Once you have been introduced to over a dozen local birds in the previous class, you are ready to fly a little further. Learn to identify more birds by behaviors, sight, and song through a media-enhanced classroom session and field trip. The classroom portion prepares you for a Leelanau County outdoor morning (8-10:30 a.m.) birding experience to apply what you have learned. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpools will be arranged at the first session.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219765
Birds Up Close— 2020-04-16 through  2020-04-16$45— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 16, 6:30-9 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 117. When the robins head south and the chickadees huddle in the evergreens, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan's birds in the comfort of the science lab. Using the incredible NMC collection of over 100 specimens, you will examine a broad variety of birds up-close and in your hands. Compare different groups like ducks, hawks, songbirds, owls and woodpeckers to see how they are well suited for their environments. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219234
Building Balance— 2020-02-18 through  2020-03-17$59— Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., Feb. 18-March 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q and A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374237795
Course ClosedCajun-Creole Cuisine— 2020-04-28 through  2020-04-28$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 28, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Laissez les bons temps rouler: let the good times roll! In this hands-on class, taught by Chef Geoffrey Jones of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, you will explore the flavors of Louisiana-style cooking. Learn the subtle differences between Cajun and Creole cooking styles as well as where they blend together. Prepare authentic dishes while learning about regional ingredients and techniques. Share a family meal. Basic kitchen skills will also be discussed and demonstrated by Chef Geoff. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227340
Course ClosedCan Humans Survive Climate Change?— 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-09$69— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., April 7 and 9, 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Join NMC's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute for this lecture on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Adjunct Instructor Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. 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 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 2nd 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218557
Capturing Shadows and Highlights with High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography — 2020-02-29 through  2020-02-29$59— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 29, 1-4 p.m., Fine Arts Building Rm. 120. Want to learn how to add more range of color and light to your photographs? HDR is a technique that lets you create images with a much wider range of contrast and color than you can normally capture. Discover how to shoot for HDR and learn several techniques for processing these images. Find out how to save scenes with more contrast than the camera can capture in a single image and how to add other effects that will bring your photos to life! Bring your digital SLR camera and a tripod. Appropriate for intermediate-level photographers and above.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229084
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$486— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232860
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-30$486— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-April 30, 1-3 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232865
Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers (Online)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-05-01$495— OnlineView Details

3-Course series is 12 weeks, Feb. 3-May 1. Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. In this three-course certificate program, learn the financial concepts and accounting processes along with the analysis and reporting tools used in most businesses. Courses include Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Cash is King, and Financial Analysis and Planning for Non-Financial Managers. You will get a foundation to understand the accounting cycle, manage cash and cash flow, and acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. For information or to register, go to www.nmc.edu/ees-online and click on UGotClass. Three one-month courses, available separately ($195 each) or as a certificate which is 48 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217325
Certificate in Data Analysis (Online)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-05-01$495— OnlineView Details

3-Course Series is 12 weeks, Feb. 3-May 1. Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, yet it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data, find trends, and make predictions. Add this new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Three one-month courses, total 48 hours online, as a certificate. Courses are also available separately.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217898
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChair Yoga— 2020-01-10 through  2020-03-27$125— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Jan. 10-March 27, 1-1:45 p.m., Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself – come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. 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 meet at Dennos Museum).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374233469
Chair Yoga— 2020-04-17 through  2020-06-26$115— Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri., April 17-June 26, 1-1:45 p.m., Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself – come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. 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 meet at Dennos Museum).

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234688
Character Driven Narrative in Writing Fiction or Memoir— 2020-04-01 through  2020-04-29$139— Face to FaceView Details

5 Wed., April 1-29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 140. Learn how to write character-driven narratives, whether fiction or memoirs. We will begin by reading professional writers and discuss how they reveal the inner workings of their characters which drive the action or plot of the story. But most class time will be spent sharing and discussing each other's writing. Through in-class activities and take-home exercises, we will generate new writing and gain tools for our ongoing projects to craft vivid and vibrant characters. The workshop facilitator is an award- and grant-winning author, with 30 years of experience teaching writing at Michigan colleges and universities.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224302
Chicago-Opening Night at the Old Town Playhouse— 2020-04-23 through  2020-04-24$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 23, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 219 AND Fri., April 24, meet at 7 p.m., for reception; 7:30 show, at, Old Town Playhouse (148 E. Eighth St.). Explore Kander and Ebb's award winning musical, Chicago, in preparation to attend this record breaking Broadway show – right here in Traverse City! Did you know Chicago the musical was based on REAL murders in Illinois? The Thursday class explores the historical background surrounding this lively production through discussion, readings, video clips and more. On Friday, meet at the Old Town Playhouse and attend the opening reception and performance. Enjoy a night on the town with fellow playgoers and have an exclusive opportunity to peek up close at the set and backstage. Your ticket for the musical on Friday, April 24th is included. Register by Friday, April 17th. No refunds available after this date.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374220134
Chicken Cookery— 2020-01-30 through  2020-01-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 30, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Chicken is inexpensive, versatile, quick to prepare and high in protein – all good reasons why it winds up on the dinner table more often than any other meat. Whichever cut of chicken you prefer, get tips and tricks for whipping up delicious chicken dishes from learning how to spatchcock a whole chicken to fancier dishes including Chicken and Shrimp Paella, Thai Chicken Curry, Chicken Breast with Chili-Rub and Mango Salsa and more. Infuse new life into a weeknight staple! Bring take-home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224634
Cloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2020-04-08 through  2020-04-08$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., April 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Cloud storage, cloud streaming, cloud apps, cloud enabled and cloud backup are all commonplace in the computing world today. What do these terms mean and more importantly, how do you make them work for you? Explore apps and drives that make the cloud accessible and useful. This session will help you answer the following questions: Do I need it? How might it help me? Am I already using it? Do I want it? Is it safe?

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221043
Cloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2020-04-30 through  2020-04-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 30, 10 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 204. Cloud storage, cloud streaming, cloud apps, cloud enabled and cloud backup are all commonplace in the computing world today. What do these terms mean and more importantly, how do you make them work for you? Explore apps and drives that make the cloud accessible and useful. This session will help you answer the following questions: Do I need it? How might it help me? Am I already using it? Do I want it? Is it safe?

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221060
Collaborative Management (Online)— 2020-03-02 through  2020-03-27$245— OnlineView Details

4 Weeks, March 2-27. Whether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Learn to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed. This course will help you explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization. Average time online is 16 hours.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217364
Composing Landscapes in Oil— 2020-04-08 through  2020-04-15$89— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., April 8 and 15, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Come paint a landscape in oil! This class gives you the tools to successfully create a landscape composition, while using a defined color scheme to give your landscape feeling and mood. Learn artist tips and tricks that will help you in your continued work with the oil painting medium. A basic supply list is provided for those who are just getting started with oils. Beginners welcome. Bring a sketch and/or photograph of some landscapes to the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230273
Composting--Reclaiming Riches— 2020-04-30 through  2020-04-30$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 30, 6-8 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 114. 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. Leave with a better idea of what kind of compost to make, numerous ways to use your new riches, and resources to get you started.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229916
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerContinuing American Sign Language— 2020-01-21 through  2020-03-24$149— Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., Jan. 21-March 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 202. Continuing American Sign Language is a 10-week course that follows Beginning American Sign Language. Here, we will examine the visual/gestural language and focus on vocabulary, basic grammatical structures and cultural awareness. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in American Sign Language through fun interactive activities.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235566
Continuing Ukulele— 2020-02-17 through  2020-02-24$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Feb. 17 and 24, 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Join the group for more ukulele fun. Refine your skills, learn new songs, and share your experiences learning more about this fun instrument. You will build on the fundamentals obtained in the Beginning Ukulele course. Bring your ukulele. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234896
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerContinuing Yoga— 2020-01-09 through  2020-03-26$189— Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs., Jan. 9-March 26, 5-6:30 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education, (1200 W. 11th Street). The next level after Yoga: Beginning and Beyond, builds strength and provides motivation for your own personal practice. Be guided in ways that break the circle of stress, balancing the body's energy flow with holding poses and vinyasa. This is a rigorous practice, building inner fire while developing flexibility and endurance, including sun/moon salutations, inversions and advanced asana. Pranayama, meditation and deeper studies are a part of all intermediate classes. Teaching is progressive. All students enrolling in this class should have a strong foundation of yoga fundamentals and be physically fit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235924
Continuing Yoga— 2020-04-09 through  2020-06-11$155— Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs., April 9-June 11, 5-6:30 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education, (1200 W. 11th Street). The next level after Yoga: Beginning and Beyond, builds strength and provides motivation for your own personal practice. Be guided in ways that break the circle of stress, balancing the body's energy flow with holding poses and vinyasa. This is a rigorous practice, building inner fire while developing flexibility and endurance, including sun/moon salutations, inversions and advanced asana. Pranayama, meditation and deeper studies are a part of all intermediate classes. Teaching is progressive. All students enrolling in this class should have a strong foundation of yoga fundamentals and be physically fit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236053
Continuing Zentangle Practice for Mindfulness— 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-28$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Thurs., April 7-28, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Ramp up what you learned in Zentangle Method for Mindfulness and explore further tangles and techniques. Begin a journey to establish a workable daily Zentangle practice. Explore adding color along with Renaissance tiles and inks and black tiles with white ink. Deepen awareness of yourself, your art and your life, one stroke at a time. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231571
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerConversational Spanish: Beginning and Beyond— 2020-01-14 through  2020-03-17$135— Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., Jan. 14-March 17, 6-8 p.m. (no class Feb. 18), Beckett Bldg. Rm. 136. This progressive course is tailored for your success – whether you are a beginning or continuing level student. In a unique learning atmosphere, those new to Spanish will learn the basics (pronunciation, basic speaking skills, listening and comprehension useful to the traveler who wishes to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers), and gain confidence from the instructor and more advanced students. Continuing Spanish language learners will further master pronunciation, comprehension and communication while engaging with each other and beginning level students. New students should purchase the text online (available on Amazon and other sellers): Esperanza – Reader, by Carol Gaab (ISBN 978-1-935575-29-0). Bring the book to the first class; returning students may have purchased it previously.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234979
Conversational Spanish II— 2020-04-14 through  2020-06-02$129— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., April 14-June 2, 6-8 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 136. Gain confidence and have fun as you expand your Spanish vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on the most commonly used Spanish words and phrases in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in everyday language. You will get practice in handling practical situations for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Spanish Beginning and Beyond, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom Spanish experience or those wanting to maintain their Spanish II fluency. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235264
Cooking for Teens: Get Rolling - Sushi and More (Ages 12-17)— 2020-03-21 through  2020-03-21$55— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 21, 10-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. Teens will learn how to make sushi, make rice like a pro, and jazz up your ramen in this Japanese-inspired cooking class! You will never look at tofu the same after learning these new cooking techniques for vegetarian dishes, including delicious marinades you can use for both veggies and meats. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227174
Cooking for Teens: Get Rolling - Sushi and More (Ages 12-17)— 2020-03-24 through  2020-03-24$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 24, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. Teens will learn how to make sushi, make rice like a pro, and jazz up your ramen in this Japanese-inspired cooking class! You will never look at tofu the same after learning these new cooking techniques for vegetarian dishes, including delicious marinades you can use for both veggies and meats. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227197
Cooking for Teens: Ice Cream, Cookies, and Pies Oh My! (Ages 12-17)— 2020-04-11 through  2020-04-11$55— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., April 11, 10-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. This class is all about DESSERTS. Teens will learn to make fool proof pie crust that can be used for sweet or savory recipes, churn your own ice cream, and make to-die-for cookies. Balance flavors and "chef-up" old classics! Bring your favorite family dessert recipe to swap with other students. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227247
Cooking for Teens: Ice Cream, Cookies, and Pies Oh My! (Ages 12-17)— 2020-04-21 through  2020-04-21$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 21, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. This class is all about DESSERTS. Teens will learn to make fool proof pie crust that can be used for sweet or savory recipes, churn your own ice cream, and make to-die-for cookies. Balance flavors and "chef-up" old classics! Bring your favorite family dessert recipe to swap with other students. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227272
Cooking for Teens: Mexican Food - Your New Favorite! (Ages 12-17) — 2020-03-07 through  2020-03-07$55— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 7, 10-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. TAC-O 'bout a fun cooking class! Teens will learn about different spices, techniques and recipes that go far beyond quesadillas and tacos. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and learn about both modern and traditional recipes inspired by different regions of Mexico. Viva Mexico! Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226971
Cooking for Teens: Mexican Food - Your New Favorite! (Ages 12-17) — 2020-03-10 through  2020-03-10$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 10, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. TAC-O 'bout a fun cooking class! Teens will learn about different spices, techniques and recipes that go far beyond quesadillas and tacos. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and learn about both modern and traditional recipes inspired by different regions of Mexico. Viva Mexico! Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226997
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCooking for Teens: Vegan Cooking 101 (Ages 12-17)— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-08$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The vegan food teens will learn how to cook in this class is FAR from boring. Learn about all the incredible things you can do to plants! Learn the tips and tricks, from making homemade plant-based milk to "mock meat". Whether you are on the fence about living a plant-based lifestyle, or are already a vegan, you are sure to have fun and learn how to make flavorful and healthy food. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224253
Create Your Life: Vision Board Workshop— 2020-01-27 through  2020-01-27$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Jan. 27, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Looking to create more in your life? Focus on your dreams and aspirations as you create a 16x20 canvas Vision Board with paint, images, text and more. Viewing your personal work of art in pictures each day aligns your brain with positive outcomes you want to attract in your life. You will relax in this workshop with soft music, essential oils, herbal teas and pastries to fuel your creativity. Here's to honoring YOU!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231117
Crepes Francaises Authentiques— 2020-02-18 through  2020-02-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crêpe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crêpes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crêpes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crêpe plate and learn to make crêpes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225642
Crepes Francaises Authentiques— 2020-04-14 through  2020-04-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 14, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crêpe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crêpes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crêpes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crêpe plate and learn to make crêpes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225690
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCriminal Procedure (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$400— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. This intensive course deals with the constitutional dimensions of criminal law and procedure. Students will leave the course with an appreciation of how the U.S. Constitution focuses on the rights of the accused and the impact upon our law enforcement system.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 378720067
Crochet Basics— 2020-03-09 through  2020-03-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., March 9 and 16, 5:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a "sampler" dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231651
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-14$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 14, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221371
Cut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2020-03-19 through  2020-03-19$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., March 19, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221410
Digital Audio Workshop — 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-08$99— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 208. Join Peter Payette, Executive Director of Interlochen Public Radio (IPR), for this full-day digital audio workshop where you will learn to craft a compelling audio interview. Learn essentials including interviewing, recording equipment, editing and more. Great interviews can be captured and produced with as little as a smart phone and a free app, and details will be provided one week prior to the course to help you prepare. Also, part of the class involves conducting an offsite interview that you have arranged in advance. You will need your own transportation for the offsite portion of the day. The workshop is open to all, and is the first step in becoming part of Red Pine Radio, a group of community members who are learning to craft their own radio stories. Class will break for two hours to conduct your offsite interview and have lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374194272
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Graphics Design I - Adobe Illustrator— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$521— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You will learn basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Discover how to create and manipulate shapes, and work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging, and other basic design principles. 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. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232852
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$521— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 1-3 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Learn to use Adobe Photoshop, a photo manipulation tool, to create images for print and web. Learn how to use layers, effects, filters, masks and selection techniques for image editing. Incorporate type and vector objects into bitmap layouts. Explore color management, restore damaged images, automate tasks, and choose the proper color space for print and web applications. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232845
DIY Bath and Body Products for the Holidays— 2020-02-10 through  2020-02-10$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store-bought products and they are twice as much fun to make. All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied. Mature students age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231608
Course ClosedDog Training: Communication Fundamentals— 2020-02-15 through  2020-03-21$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Feb. 15-March 21, 10-11 a.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H. You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226084
Dog Training: Continuing— 2020-02-15 through  2020-03-21$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Feb. 15-March 21, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H. This continuing course expands on basic commands (Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Heel and Watch Me) by working around increasingly difficult distractions. Recall (Come) will work up to 15 feet away from the dog, and Stay includes new positions and longer duration. We will add a quick down command called Drop. The training games increase distraction and difficulty for your dog. Interpret and understand basic canine body language and communicate effectively with your dog. Dogs will also refine household manners such as leash walking (disregarding other dogs) and greeting people politely. Prerequisite is Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals or instructor permission. Bring your dog to all sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229161
Downrigger Fishing: Rig Your Boat for Results— 2020-04-30 through  2020-04-30$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 30, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 111. Learn how to rig your boat for big lake fishing success. If you are new to downrigger fishing, or simply want to learn more about trolling equipment, system designs, rig set ups and latest techniques, this is for you. Get essential information about mounting and mounting devices, divers, planers, line release, common set up mistakes, comfort and safety, and how to find fish. It is useful to bring a photo of your boat's layout with you.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257265
Downsize Declutter and Simplify — 2020-03-25 through  2020-03-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 25, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Discover the process you can use to declutter your life and identify methods to get rid of stuff--whether you want to generate revenue, donate, recycle or dispose of it. You will gain sustainable living principles as a way to remain clutter free, as well as define simplicity as a lifestyle choice. Find ways to identify challenges and time thieves. Explore how to simplify beyond clutter and tackle busyness, health, finances and more. Discover how less stress, less stuff and fewer obligations lead to a happier and healthier life. Learn a systematic process, gain resources and walk out with an action plan to start simplifying your life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229192
Drawing Trees with Charcoal and Graphite— 2020-04-04 through  2020-04-04$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., April 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. 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 basic approaches of drawing trees with graphite pencils and charcoal using lines and shading. Bring a snack and a photo of trees for reference. All materials provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230410
Drone Flight Experience — 2020-06-06 through  2020-06-06$299— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., June 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Meets at the Yuba airport. (10800 Bates Rd., Williamsburg, MI 49690). Do you have a drone and could use some guided instruction and practice to use it effectively? Or maybe you would like to jump into the drone world and need to know where to start. Receive the hands-on flight training you need to get comfortable in the air as you work in small groups with an NMC Aviation/UAS instructor. Focused mainly on the DJI Phantom series of drones, you will get a highly personalized experience. It is not required to have your own drone; but you are welcome to bring one if you like. Class breaks 30 minutes for lunch on your own. Meets at the Yuba airport.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374192617
Drone Photography and Videography — 2020-04-25 through  2020-04-25$299— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., April 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. The creativity and new perspective of a "bird's eye view" is everywhere in contemporary photography and videography. Experience and learn about aerial photography and videography utilizing drones. Work with NMC Instructor, Coreene Kreiser, to understand digital camera operations, basic photography and videography principles, and practice using editing software (Photoshop and Premiere). Aviation staff will walk you through specific photography and videography flight techniques. NMC Drones will be used but feel free to bring your own drone if you have one. Bring a flash drive if you would like to keep your photos. Some prior drone piloting experience is required. Class breaks 30 minutes for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374192532
Edit Photos Like a Pro— 2020-04-13 through  2020-04-20$99— Face to FaceView Details

Mon/Wed/Mon, April 13, 15, and 20, 6-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 120. Learn how so many professional photographers take their photos from good to GREAT! Secrets are revealed as you work through an entire workflow with professional photographer, Dan Carlson. You will import photos, sort and rate, edit, then export images for use, in this hands-on class. The adaptable software, Adobe Lightroom Classic, offers amazing features including extensive organization options, RAW editing, non-destructive adjustments and more. Give your images that highly sought-after pop and punch. It is recommended to download the free trial version of Adobe Lightroom Classic before class and give it a brief overview.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230041
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEmployment Law Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course covers statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and others dealing with public employees. Topics include master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment, minimum wages and maximum hours, and regulation of working conditions. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. The required textbooks are available through CLS; book details at www.legalstudies.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218003
Employment Law Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course covers statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and others dealing with public employees. Topics include master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment, minimum wages and maximum hours, and regulation of working conditions. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. The required textbooks are available through CLS; book details at www.legalstudies.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218035
Essential Skills for Photographers— 2020-03-11 through  2020-03-11$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. 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. 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, your user manual, and your questions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229955
Everybody Act!— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., Feb. 3-24, 6-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 217. 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 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. Great for the beginner or experienced actor ages 18-108!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231163
FAA Remote Pilot Certification (Drone) Test Preparation: 2-Day Classroom Version— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-07$699— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs. and Fri., Feb. 6 and 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 101. Get paid to fly a drone! This 2-day in-person classroom training will prepare you to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certification written test. This certification is required by the FAA to legally conduct commercial operations utilizing a Drone. Learn about drone regulations, weather, aeronautical charts, airspace, emergency procedures and more. After completion of the course, you will be ready to take the FAA written test to become certified. The test is typically around $150 and can be taken at any FAA testing center. The NMC testing center is at the Aero Park Campus. Class breaks for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374193601
FAA Remote Pilot Certification (Drone) Test Preparation (Online NMC Aviation)— 2020-01-28 through  2020-03-10$499— OnlineView Details

Registration Deadline: Mon., Jan. 27. Could the use of drones assist you in your business endeavors? This self-paced online course prepares you to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot written exam, which upon successful completion will certify you as a Commercial Drone Operator. This license is required by the FAA for conducting drone operations such as aerial photography, industrial inspections, emergency response, agriculture monitoring and more. Work at your own pace (approx. 25 hours online); but complete by April 12, 2020. Your instructor is available via email, phone or office visit. Fee does not include cost of the FAA test (around $150). Register by Jan. 27; course will begin shortly after that date. For more information call (231) 995-2925.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374193671
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFamily Law (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$400— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. Family law pertains to the formation and dissolution of domestic relations, including the law of marriage, annulment, separation and dissolution, maintenance, and custody and support of children. This course will study the differences between community and separate property, the classification of property, and the impact of such classification. The role of the paralegal in family law practice and the importance of mediation of domestic issues will also be discussed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 378720071
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFeed Your Hunger with Yoga — 2020-01-08 through  2020-03-25$239— Face to FaceView Details

12 Wed., Jan. 8-March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Are you challenged by weight, eating and exercise? Many of us, especially women, have used food to self soothe, reduce stress and manage our emotions. Join Joanna Lauber RYT 500, who specializes in weight issues and trauma, and discover your inner strength. Yoga is a holistic, mindful and compassionate approach to life and self-care. It is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. You will learn breath techniques that calm, rejuvenate, detoxify, energize and fire up metabolism; yoga poses that strengthen, how to stretch and tone muscles; eating guidelines and more.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255817
Feed Your Hunger with Yoga — 2020-04-08 through  2020-06-10$199— Face to FaceView Details

10 Wed., April 8-June 10, 1-2:30 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Are you challenged by weight, eating and exercise? Many of us, especially women, have used food to self soothe, reduce stress and manage our emotions. Join Joanna Lauber RYT 500, who specializes in weight issues and trauma, and discover your inner strength. Yoga is a holistic, mindful and compassionate approach to life and self-care. It is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. You will learn breath techniques that calm, rejuvenate, detoxify, energize and fire up metabolism; yoga poses that strengthen, how to stretch and tone muscles; eating guidelines and more.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255919
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFeldenkrais— 2020-01-09 through  2020-03-26$139— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 9-March 26, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Meets at Yoga For Health Education, (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). 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!

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222607
Feldenkrais— 2020-04-09 through  2020-06-11$115— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 9-June 11, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Meets at Yoga For Health Education, (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). 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!

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222921
Flavors of Mexico — 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-07$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 7, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Invite the flavors of Mexico into the kitchen for a fun evening of cooking and tasting. Go on a journey south of the border learning dishes like camarones con sundried tomato mole, napoles en chipoltle adobo, and authentic gorditas. Basic kitchen skills will also be discussed and demonstrated by Chef Geoff. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227223
Flower Painting for Spring— 2020-04-06 through  2020-04-13$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., April 6 and 13, 6:30-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Welcome the warmer weather by celebrating the reemergence of the colorful and beautiful spring flowers of Northern Michigan after their winter slumber. Start with sketching, and then introduce color by applying watercolor techniques and special effects. All materials included, but you may bring your own supplies if you prefer. The instructor will bring fresh flowers as a reference.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230317
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)— 2020-01-06 through  2020-03-27$159— Face to FaceView Details

12 weeks, Jan. 6-March 27, 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many as you want during the first week (Jan. 6-10) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, we will help you achieve your fitness goals with your choice of weight strengthening, yoga for 50 and up, total barre, step aerobics, fitness ball, gentle pilates, and more. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility – and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of classes per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has over 15 classes a week! The daily schedule is subject to small changes. Classes meet Monday through Friday, detailed schedule available at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374364392
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)— 2020-01-06 through  2020-03-27$219— Face to FaceView Details

12 weeks, Jan. 6-March 27, 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many as you want during the first week (Jan. 6-10) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, we will help you achieve your fitness goals with your choice of weight strengthening, yoga for 50 and up, total barre, step aerobics, fitness ball, gentle pilates, and more. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility – and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of classes per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has over 15 classes a week! The daily schedule is subject to small changes. Classes meet Monday through Friday, detailed schedule available at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374364585
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)— 2020-01-06 through  2020-03-27$279— Face to FaceView Details

12 weeks, Jan. 6-March 27, 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many as you want during the first week (Jan. 6-10) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, we will help you achieve your fitness goals with your choice of weight strengthening, yoga for 50 and up, total barre, step aerobics, fitness ball, gentle pilates, and more. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility – and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of classes per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has over 15 classes a week! The daily schedule is subject to small changes. Classes meet Monday through Friday, detailed schedule available at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374364787
Forever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)— 2020-04-06 through  2020-05-29$109— Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, April 6-May 29, 1-2 hours a week,(no classes April 10, May 25) NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. You are invited to try as many as you want during the first week (Jan. 6-10) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, we will help you achieve your fitness goals with your choice of weight strengthening, yoga for 50 and up, total barre, step aerobics, fitness ball, gentle pilates, and more. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility – and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of classes per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has over 15 classes a week! The daily schedule is subject to small changes. Classes meet Monday through Friday, detailed schedule available at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 47. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374366011
Forever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)— 2020-04-06 through  2020-05-29$149— Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, April 6-May 29, 3-4 hours a week,(no classes April 10, May 25) NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. You are invited to try as many as you want during the first week (Jan. 6-10) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, we will help you achieve your fitness goals with your choice of weight strengthening, yoga for 50 and up, total barre, step aerobics, fitness ball, gentle pilates, and more. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility – and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of classes per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has over 15 classes a week! The daily schedule is subject to small changes. Classes meet Monday through Friday, detailed schedule available at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374366695
Forever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)— 2020-04-06 through  2020-05-29$189— Face to FaceView Details

8 weeks, April 6-May 29, 5-6 hours a week,(no classes April 10, May 25) NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. You are invited to try as many as you want during the first week (Jan. 6-10) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, we will help you achieve your fitness goals with your choice of weight strengthening, yoga for 50 and up, total barre, step aerobics, fitness ball, gentle pilates, and more. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility – and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of classes per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has over 15 classes a week! The daily schedule is subject to small changes. Classes meet Monday through Friday, detailed schedule available at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 48. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374366261
Course ClosedFor Love of Water— 2020-03-17 through  2020-03-19$69— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., March 17 and 19, 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Join NMC's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute for this lecture on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Adjunct Instructor Jim Olson, J.D. LL.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 sixth Great Lake – Groundwater. The 2nd 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 on water levels and the Great Lakes. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218507
From Mad to Glad: The Wonderful Art of Transforming Anger — 2020-05-06 through  2020-05-06$69— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., May 6, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. We all experience anger, and most of us unknowingly carry some with us from our pasts. Explore this taboo topic in fun ways through stories, exercises and discussion with transformational specialist Julie Chai, MDiv. Discover why we get mad and how outside events and people are simply triggers, not causes of anger. Cultivate presence, understanding and kindness for yourself and others. Come away empowered with the tools you need to begin transforming anger, to promote personal growth, and to make the world a better place. Julie is a healer, teacher, artist, poet and ordained minister with a certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction. Bring your partner at no extra charge.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255832
Fundamentals of Fundraising— 2020-04-21 through  2020-04-22$490— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Wed., April 21 and 22, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. An Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) course designed by experienced fundraising professionals. This course includes case studies, projects and program components which provide an overview of skills and techniques for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience. Modules include an Overview of Fundraising; Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program; Marketing for Ongoing Success; Building and Sustaining Relationships; Securing the Gift; Volunteers – Partners in Fundraising; and Management and Accountability. Full participation entitles you to 16.0 points of CFRE Credit in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Lunch and refreshments provided. Fee is $390 for AFP members and $490 for non-members. If you are an AFP member, please call NMC EES, 231-995-1700 to register with discount.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374194173
Gardening with Mushrooms— 2020-04-29 through  2020-04-29$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., April 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Do you have a garden or a little space in your yard? If so, you can grow mushrooms alongside your plants. Learn how to make a mushroom bed and produce delicious edible mushrooms. Grow Wine Cap, Blewit, Almond Agaric, and Morel mushrooms. With a little luck, you will always know where to find mushrooms. There will be a hands-on project as well as class time, plus you will take home Wine Cap spawn to start your own patch. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219846
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga— 2020-01-07 through  2020-03-24$149— Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues., Jan. 7-March 24, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232017
Gentle Yoga— 2020-04-14 through  2020-06-23$139— Face to FaceView Details

11 Tues., April 14-June 23, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232110
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone— 2020-03-26 through  2020-03-26$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., March 26, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Android is the powerful system behind most mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn to use your Android device efficiently. You will discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your fully charged device to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219203
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad— 2020-01-27 through  2020-01-27$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Jan. 27, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. 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. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374220149
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone— 2020-02-18 through  2020-02-18$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. 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 smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219281
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone— 2020-03-24 through  2020-03-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 24, 9 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 207. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. 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 smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219675
Giving Better Feedback— 2020-02-13 through  2020-02-13$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 208. If you cringe at the thought of employee reviews, this course is for you. Learn communication tools that allow you to give feedback that is direct and kind. Discover how to uncover and focus on individual employee strengths and how to better utilize these to increase engagement and productivity. We will discuss ways of handling difficult topics that result in employee growth and better business outcomes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374195010
Global Population Growth: The People Problem — 2020-02-18 through  2020-03-17$89— Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., Feb. 18-March 17, 1-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. When most of us retirees were born, the population of the world was in the range of two billion. Today, we are over 7.7 billion and growing by more than 80 million every year. Join the discussion as we explore global population growth and its influence on resources, access to food and fresh water, transportation, trade, jobs, income, health, education and other topics. What will the future hold? A population data sheet from the Population Reference Bureau is included as part of our study and discussion. Please pick up the data sheet and an accompanying worksheet in the EES office 1-2 weeks before class begins and read before the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224163
Google Arts and Culture— 2020-03-18 through  2020-03-18$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 18, 6-8 p.m. University Center Rm. 205. Explore art and culture of the world through Google Arts and Culture (GAC). Visit museums all over the world up close from your computer. Enjoy 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374220772
Google Drive: Getting It Straight— 2020-04-22 through  2020-04-22$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., April 22, 6-8 p.m. University Center Rm. 205. Google Drive is a powerful free tool that you can use to back up your files and share large files, photos and videos with family and friends, and more. Learn to use, share and organize files in Google Drive. You will get comfortable utilizing and differentiating between the cloud storage features of My Drive (files accessible only to you) and Shared Drive (files that you and those you invite may view and edit). Discover many ways to use Google Drive!

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374220834
Grammar Tips You Need to Know — 2020-02-05 through  2020-02-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Feb. 5 and 12, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Could you be making grammar mistakes of which you are unaware, but maybe others notice? Whether talking or writing, how you use language MATTERS. Discover the most common errors in our spoken and written words - are they mistakes that you are making in the workplace? When out to dinner with friends? Join author Stephen Lewis (latest novel is Murder Undone) for a refresher that helps you correct many typical errors and takes your skills up a notch, whether for the workplace, your writing endeavors, speaking engagements, or everyday activities.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224452
Grant Basics— 2020-01-30 through  2020-01-30$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 30, 6-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 213. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant seeking and funding is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374195160
Grant Resources— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 6, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374195176
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2020 -- Part 1— 2020-02-19 through  2020-03-11$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Feb. 19-March 11, University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2020 topics include: Climate Change and the Global Order; India and Pakistan; Red Sea Security; Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking; US Relations with the Northern Triangle; China's Road in to Latin America; The Philippines and the US; and Artificial Intelligence and Data. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221359
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2020 -- Part 2— 2020-03-18 through  2020-04-15$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., March 18-April 15, (no class April 1) University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2020 topics include: Climate Change and the Global Order; India and Pakistan; Red Sea Security; Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking; US Relations with the Northern Triangle; China's Road in to Latin America; The Philippines and the US; and Artificial Intelligence and Data. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221452
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2020 -- Parts 1 & 2— 2020-02-19 through  2020-04-15$109— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., Feb. 19-April 15, (no class April 1) University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2020 topics include: Climate Change and the Global Order; India and Pakistan; Red Sea Security; Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking; US Relations with the Northern Triangle; China's Road in to Latin America; The Philippines and the US; and Artificial Intelligence and Data. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221073
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGRE Test Preparation (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$300— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. Applying to Graduate school usually means taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test, which has three sections - analytical writing, verbal and quantitative. This online course, in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, covers all sections: The Quantitative part features a math review and techniques for tackling the discrete quantitative and data interpretation questions that make up the math section of the GRE. The Analytical Writing and Verbal part prepares you for the three types of questions in the verbal section - reading, text completion, and sentence equivalence - and the two essay tasks. Practice on actual GRE questions from previous years and learn specific time-saving techniques for the computer-based test. The required textbook, The Official Guide to the GRE General Test is available through local or online bookstores (purchase prior to the course). Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218089
GRE Test Preparation (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$300— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. Applying to Graduate school usually means taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test, which has three sections - analytical writing, verbal and quantitative. This online course, in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, covers all sections: The Quantitative part features a math review and techniques for tackling the discrete quantitative and data interpretation questions that make up the math section of the GRE. The Analytical Writing and Verbal part prepares you for the three types of questions in the verbal section - reading, text completion, and sentence equivalence - and the two essay tasks. Practice on actual GRE questions from previous years and learn specific time-saving techniques for the computer-based test. The required textbook, The Official Guide to the GRE General Test is available through local or online bookstores (purchase prior to the course). Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218110
Grief Recovery— 2020-02-05 through  2020-03-25$0— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., Feb. 5-March 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Learn to employ The Grief Recovery Method®, an action program for moving beyond loss, providing partnerships and guidance to support moving forward in life free from the emotional pain that accompanies the grieving experience. Your feelings while grieving are normal and natural; the problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural. This program is helpful for first time grief workshop participants or a wonderful follow-up for those who have completed Understanding Your Grief, as The Grief Recovery Method® more deeply explores an individual's life and loss histories as well as other factors affecting one's journey through grief. The program is free, but registration is required. Register online at nmc.edu/ees or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223568
Growing Shiitake Mushrooms— 2020-04-22 through  2020-04-22$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., April 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Shiitake mushrooms are one of the most expensive and flavorful varieties in the market. Now you can grow your own for use in cooking. Learn about the methods of Shiitake mushroom cultivation, then inoculate hardwood logs to take home. From them, you can cultivate several pounds of Shiitake mushrooms for yourself. You may also start a larger cultivation project that could produce mushrooms year-round. Hardwood log, Shiitake spawn, wax, and use of tools provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229579
Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms— 2020-03-10 through  2020-03-10$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 10, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Oyster mushrooms are the easiest cultivated mushrooms to grow, and they grow on waste materials. Their taste is mild and delicious, and oysters are healthy for you to eat. Come learn about the oyster mushroom and its cultivation. You will receive a specially-designed bag of growing medium, inoculated with mushroom spawn to take home with the knowledge to grow your own mushrooms! This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219027
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGuide to Joint Replacement— 2020-01-21 through  2020-01-21$25— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 21, 1-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Anyone considering having joint replacement surgery will benefit from this guide to knee, hip, shoulder and ankle joint replacement. Our discussion illustrates how to prevent issues leading to joint replacement, pre-surgical exercises, how to know when it is time, what to expect in recovery, tips for healing and quicker recovery, avoiding potential complications, and proper use of assistive devices.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374260699
Guitar 101— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-10$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Feb. 3 and 10, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. You have always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it; now is your chance to give it a go! Here you will get the basics in a fun, informative way. Learn basic chords (and what a chord is) and strum patterns, and play a few songs with a light amount of music reading and theory mixed in. Leave with resources for continued practice. Bring that old guitar that has been sitting in the closet. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234670
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHallo Reykjavik - A Trip to Iceland's Northern Highlights in Spring 2021— 2020-01-08 through  2020-01-08$0— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Jan. 8, 1-2 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Do you love adventure? Join NMC Extended Educational Services on an exciting trip to one of Europe's trendiest tourist destinations – the northern coast of Iceland! Take in the natural beauty of the diverse landscapes formed by ice and fire. Heat up in the Grábrók lava field, cool down at the breathtaking waterfalls, and explore Iceland's beginnings as a Viking settlement at museums and city tours. Attend an informational meeting on January 8th or 16th to learn more about this opportunity. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Contact Kristy Jackson, kjackson@nmc.edu, with questions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226172
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHallo Reykjavik - A Trip to Iceland's Northern Highlights in Spring 2021— 2020-01-16 through  2020-01-16$0— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 16, 5-6 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Do you love adventure? Join NMC Extended Educational Services on an exciting trip to one of Europe's trendiest tourist destinations – the northern coast of Iceland! Take in the natural beauty of the diverse landscapes formed by ice and fire. Heat up in the Grábrók lava field, cool down at the breathtaking waterfalls, and explore Iceland's beginnings as a Viking settlement at museums and city tours. Attend an informational meeting on January 8th or 16th to learn more about this opportunity. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Contact Kristy Jackson, kjackson@nmc.edu, with questions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 42. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226701
Happily Ever After Means Communication— 2020-05-05 through  2020-05-05$129— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 5, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Great communication is the basis of any fulfilling relationship. But most of us will choose someone who communicates differently than we do. Those who need to verbally process often choose those who need to get away and think about it. In the end, it is often not the issue at hand that causes stress in a relationship, but the manner in which each partner communicates. Knowing how to communicate with this person who is put together differently than you is essential for a happy relationship. This FUN, small investment will take your relationship to the next level. ALL adult couples of all ages welcome. Register one individual from each couple so you pay the fee only once (price is $129 per couple).

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255796
History of the Anishinabek— 2020-04-16 through  2020-04-23$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 16 and 23, 9 a.m.-Noon, University Center Rm. 209. The history of our region gets its roots from the Odawa Anishinabek who settled here many, many years before Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Northport or other towns were established. But what do we know of these people and their influences on the region? Join JoAnne Cook, former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Tribal Council member, as she shares the history of the Anishinabek people from the Grand Traverse Region. The tribe is one of the three recognized tribes of Odawa peoples in Michigan. JoAnne believes tradition and culture are vital to the Anishinabek way of life and highlights her learning of the 3 Fires people. Learn about the native culture with teaching, philosophy and stories, and discover cultural changes that have evolved over time.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223806
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHow to Avoid a Hip Replacement— 2020-01-17 through  2020-01-17$39— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Jan. 17, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Got hip pain? Want to get rid of it without medications, injections or surgery? Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways to diminish hip pain and heal the ligaments, muscles and joints affecting the hip – EVEN if you have been told that surgery is the only answer! Find out the #1 biggest mistake hip pain sufferers make. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236977
How to Avoid a Knee Replacement— 2020-02-07 through  2020-02-07$39— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Feb. 7, 1-3 p.m. University Center Rm. 219. Got knee pain? Want to get rid of it without medications, injections or surgery? Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways to diminish knee pain and heal the ligaments, muscles and joints affecting the knee – EVEN if you have been told that surgery is the only answer! Find out the #1 biggest mistake knee pain sufferers make. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222485
InDesign for Beginners— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-17$135— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., Feb. 3-17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 120. Learn the fundamentals of the world's leading desktop publishing software -- Adobe InDesign. Import and work with text and graphics, create custom color swatches, generate facing pages and master pages in multi-page documents, and prepare and package documents for commercial printing. Whether you are a graphic designer, prepress professional, or a beginner, you will appreciate this intuitive page-layout application. A basic knowledge of computer applications is required. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222004
Individual Freedom and the Common Good: Can We Get the Right Balance— 2020-05-05 through  2020-05-05$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 5, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. From the beginning, Americans have embraced seemingly conflicting political goals. The Declaration of Independence emphasizes Americans' "inalienable [individual] rights." The Constitution sets as one of its purposes "To promote the general welfare." Historically public policy issues have been typically not either/or, but rather what balance? In fact, throughout US history, finding the 'right' balance between individual freedom and collective good has guided policy making and has fueled political debate. When war or some other external threat appears, Americans have come together, but in 'normal' times we tilt heavily toward our own narrower interests. Today, Americans seem especially skeptical of government programs aiming at any sort of common purpose. Does that matter? And if so, what might be done to restore a more fruitful balance between narrow and broader interests?

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224209
Introduction to Project Management (Online)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-28$195— OnlineView Details

4 weeks, Feb. 3-28. Possessing knowledge, skill, and experience in project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion as you increase your ability to effectively start, manage, and complete projects—on budget, on time. This course introduces you to project management as you create and manage an example project. Learn about a process outline and gain understanding of the basic tools and templates used to manage your project. Leave with an understanding of the possible career paths and certifications available as a professional project manager. 16 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217829
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbooks Pro 2018 (desktop version)— 2020-01-31 through  2020-02-21$199— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Jan. 31-Feb. 21, 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221573
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Skate Skiing — 2020-01-16 through  2020-01-23$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Jan. 16 and 23, 2-3:30 p.m., Timber Ridge Nordic Center, (4050 Hammond Rd. East). Geared towards newcomers, this most dynamic Nordic discipline is taught in laymen's terms with emphasis on having fun while building confidence. You will learn the techniques of weight exchange and poling and get tips for waxing and dressing. Experience in the classical technique is recommended and you should be fit enough to meet the demands of a rigorous, yet slow-paced workout. If you enjoy hiking, bicycling or jogging, this sport will be your ticket to winter health and fun. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead).

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257713
Introduction to Video Editing— 2020-02-17 through  2020-03-02$75— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Feb. 17-March 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Navigate through the many different levels of editing software with retired professional, Donald Kuehlhorn. Then, using a mid-level FREE windows-based software suite, explore the tools to manipulate photos and video snippets into a complete video ready for presentation. Tools include colorizing, trimming, adding transitions, adding music and more. You will also learn how to transform your edited material into a useful video file appropriate for personal viewing or to post on YouTube. Bring a USB drive with several photos and video snippets of your own, or use instructor-provided files.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229017
Intro to "Forest Bathing" through Short Local Hikes— 2020-05-08 through  2020-05-22$25— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., May 8-22, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. "Forest Bathing" is the intentional practice of connecting with nature and surrounding yourself with the energy of the natural world. 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 Pyatt Lake Preserve. Each hike is no longer than two miles. Come experience some nature therapy this spring when the forest comes alive.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256195
Intro to Islam— 2020-02-20 through  2020-02-27$55— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 20 and 27, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Looking to gain an understanding of Islam? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Islam. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Islam. 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 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223556
Is Water a Human Right?— 2020-04-14 through  2020-04-16$69— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., April 14 and 16, 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Join NMC's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute for this lecture on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Adjunct Instructor Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. 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 2nd 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 qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218598
It Is All Greek to Me— 2020-03-19 through  2020-03-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., March 19, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Enjoy a night of traditional Greek cooking with Nikki Rallis sharing techniques of her ancestors. Start by making an appetizer of Tzatziki, the yogurt dip served with pita bread. A demonstration on making pita bread is included. Work with phyllo dough to create Spanakopita, the classic layered spinach and cheese pie. Homemade Souvlaki marinade tops your grilled shish ka bobs. A honey-walnut cake is your final creation before you sit back to enjoy it all. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227127
Course ClosedKnife Skills — 2020-01-28 through  2020-01-28$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 28, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The first step in becoming a confident home chef is choosing the best knife for the job! Chef Les Eckert, Director of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, will guide you in honing important knife skills. You will work with carrots, celery, cauliflower, red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, lemon and avocado using the methods of julienne, small dice, medium dice, concassé, zest, juice, roast, blanch, mince, and chiffonade. Following knife work, you will prepare and eat a meal as a class. Bring your own chef knife if you have one and containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224534
Course ClosedKnife Skills — 2020-03-12 through  2020-03-12$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., March 12, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The first step in becoming a confident home chef is choosing the best knife for the job! Chef Les Eckert, Director of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, will guide you in honing important knife skills. You will work with carrots, celery, cauliflower, red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, lemon and avocado using the methods of julienne, small dice, medium dice, concassé, zest, juice, roast, blanch, mince, and chiffonade. Following knife work, you will prepare and eat a meal as a class. Bring your own chef knife if you have one and containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224572
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKundalini Yoga Fire Series— 2020-01-09 through  2020-03-26$189— Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs., Jan. 9-March 26, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236999
Kundalini Yoga Fire Series— 2020-04-09 through  2020-06-11$155— Face to FaceView Details

10 Thurs., April 9-June 11, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374237074
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLearn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws— 2020-01-21 through  2020-02-25$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. 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! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223678
Learn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws— 2020-04-23 through  2020-05-28$129— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 23-May 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 213. 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! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223726
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLegal Investigation Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. If you are interested in a new career or presently working in the legal field, this course qualifies you to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies or private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Areas covered include arson, products liability, forensics, employment accidents, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. The required textbooks are available through CLS, $20. Book details at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218996
Legal Investigation Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. If you are interested in a new career or presently working in the legal field, this course qualifies you to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies or private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Areas covered include arson, products liability, forensics, employment accidents, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. The required textbooks are available through CLS, $20. Book details at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219061
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLegal Nurse Consultant Training (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$1195— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, it provides the RN or PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically-related issues, and to appear in court as an expert witness. The course content provides a systematic review for those preparing to take the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) examination. Textbooks are not included in the cost. 42 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218397
Legal Nurse Consultant Training (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$1195— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, it provides the RN or PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically-related issues, and to appear in court as an expert witness. The course content provides a systematic review for those preparing to take the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) examination. Textbooks are not included in the cost. 42 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218420
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLegal Secretary Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. Whether you are preparing for work in a law office or have experience, you will gain essential skills to be efficient and effective. Topics include legal terminology, legal process, jurisdiction, ethics, filing procedures, billing, accounting, records management, legal research, written communication, and much more. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. Required textbooks are listed and available through CLS, $89, (www.legalstudies.com). Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218467
Legal Secretary Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. Whether you are preparing for work in a law office or have experience, you will gain essential skills to be efficient and effective. Topics include legal terminology, legal process, jurisdiction, ethics, filing procedures, billing, accounting, records management, legal research, written communication, and much more. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. Required textbooks are listed and available through CLS, $89, (www.legalstudies.com). Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218501
Course ClosedLife Changing Foods— 2020-02-11 through  2020-02-11$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 11, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Every meal is an opportunity to feel your best. Does your energy wander off at 3pm and leave you reaching for coffee and cookies just to stay awake? Are you ready to increase your energy and transform your health with a nutrient-packed meal plan? Join registered dietitian Carol Bell to learn how to create easy, colorful and delicious meals that harness the healing power of food. You will find the inspiration and tools to shift from eating processed foods to an anti-inflammatory meal plan that doctors are recommending. We will create and sample tasty foods that connect cooking to health. Discover the energizing power of the top 10 foods that can change the way your body functions. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225345
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $35— 2020-05-08 through  2020-05-08$35— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., May 8, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NMC University Center (Cass Road). This price ($35) does not include lunch (bring your own). Beverages are provided. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live &ndash; from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. Order the convenient lunch or bring your own lunch for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Session topics and descriptions will be available mid-April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session topics to make your choices before they are mailed to the community! Earlybird registration ends March 23.

  • Seats available: Approximately 167. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217832
Lifelong Learning Campus Day for Age 50+ $45— 2020-05-08 through  2020-05-08$45— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., May 8, 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., NMC University Center (Cass Road). This price ($45) includes lunch. Beverages are provided. Create your own learning day! Select three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world in which we live &ndash; from regional issues to area attractions, tech skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Hear from community experts and NMC faculty. Order the convenient lunch or bring your own lunch for the get-acquainted lunch break. Beverages are provided. Session topics and descriptions will be available mid-April at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now for this sellout event, and you will receive session topics to make your choices before they are mailed to the community! Earlybird registration ends March 23.

  • Seats available: Approximately 137. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217471
LIFE Lunch-"Travel" to Karstic Northern Ireland with NMC Students and Faculty — 2020-04-17 through  2020-04-17$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., April 17, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required. Recently back from the Emerald Isle, NMC students and Comparative Religions instructor Sarah Montgomery-Richards are excited to reveal their travels with the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland. Get a sneak peek at their daily experiences of local music, ethnic food, unmatched scenery, and all of their adventures. Discover the ancient Celts, Christian sites, classic thatched cottages, the O'Donnell Kingdom and more! Explore the majestic Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Dublin. Plus, you will have the chance to ask students, firsthand, how study abroad opportunities impact their lives. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222245
LIFE Lunch-Tail Rotor Tales: Former US Army Aviator-Basic Training to Baghdad an— 2020-01-24 through  2020-01-24$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Jan. 24, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required. In 2005 Dan Zassick applied and was selected to become a Warrant Officer and Rotary-Wing Aviator for the US Army. Dan will share his photos and experiences during two years of Army Flight School including details about learning to fly the AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopter and UH-60A/L Utility Helicopter. Then he will explain the process and experience of deploying to Camp Taji, Iraq in 2010 and 2011 and conducting combat missions in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222099
Live Your Best Life: A Vision Board Retreat— 2020-03-07 through  2020-03-07$99— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Most of us have fleeting ideas of what we want to be, do, or have in our lives. But they remain just that: fleeting. After all, who has the time?! A Vision Board is a way to anchor to your dreams and to allow the magic of manifestation to work in your life. It's more than just slapping a picture onto a poster board. It's about first getting clear on your authentic life, letting go of what's in the way, and then clearly connecting with your dreams while designing a vision that calls to you. This workshop will give you the space you need to intentionally define your dreams and create a Vision Board that will effortlessly attract your ideal outcomes to you! Join instructor Christy Burich for presentation, discussion, group sharing, written exercises, meditation, quiet reflection, and guided creative space. This day-long retreat includes a one-hour break for lunch on your own. All materials provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255559
Low Back Pain and Sciatica— 2020-03-04 through  2020-03-04$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 4, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. If you are suffering with low back or sciatica pain and looking for natural ways to heal without medications, injections and surgery, this is for you! Learn easy-to-do self-treatment, how to determine what type of back pain you have, and what is causing your back to hurt. Also learn the #1 biggest mistake back pain sufferers make.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222539
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMac and Cheese Jazzed Up!— 2020-01-21 through  2020-01-21$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 21, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Macaroni and cheese is a favorite of many. It can be simple with few ingredients or a bit more interesting with extra additions. Have fun finding what you prefer! You will get tips about using the right pasta and best cheese pairings for a new jazzy twist on classic macaroni and cheese. Recipes include Lobster Mac and Cheese, Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese, and Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224370
Course ClosedMah Jongg Madness— 2020-04-06 through  2020-04-27$79— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., April 6-27, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg -- a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and cards used, and rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. Experience actual playing time to apply what you learn. Mastery of the game takes practice and patience, and your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223629
Make a Windsor Comb-back Settee— 2020-02-15 through  2020-02-16$579— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15 and 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. C/D, (2525 Aero Park Dr.). Make a 42-inch wide Windsor comb-back settee ready to serve you or a loved one for many generations to come! These settees are comfortable, well-engineered, and able to fit any décor. Immerse yourself in shaping wood with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, and hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, levelling uneven legs, drilling and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites. All skill levels welcome. All tools and materials provided. Bring a sack lunch, safety glasses, ear protection, a dust mask, and an orbital sander if you have one. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to be on your feet all day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234094
Make a Windsor Natural-edged Bench and Footstool— 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-08$219— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. C/D, (2525 Aero Park Dr.). The Windsor natural-edged bench and footstool will artfully go to work for you wherever shoes and boots come on and off. They will serve you or a loved one for many generations to come! They are comfortable, well-engineered, and fit into any décor. Learn the secrets for drilling compound angles. Immerse yourself in shaping wood with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, and hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, levelling uneven legs, drilling and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites. All skill levels welcome. All tools and materials provided. Bring a sack lunch, safety glasses, ear protection, a dust mask, and an orbital sander if you have one. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to be on your feet all day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232127
Management Boot Camp (Online)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-28$295— OnlineView Details

4 weeks, Feb. 3-28. Enhance your management skills through this course for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing and motivating your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations and increase your effectiveness through use of the DiSC personality profile (included). By the end, you will be managing like a pro—quickly and with confidence. A UGotClass online course. 16 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217718
Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos— 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 7, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep your photos organized in the file management system on your computer or in cloud-based photo sharing systems. Review important file naming conventions. Gain understanding of procedures to transfer, move and share photos. This class focuses on personal computers using the windows operating system.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222034
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing— 2020-01-08 through  2020-03-25$115— Face to FaceView Details

12 Wed., Jan. 8-March 25, Noon-1 p.m., Cherry Tree Inn (2345 N. US-31, TC). As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle, even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255901
Meetings with Meaning— 2020-02-27 through  2020-02-27$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 27, 1:30-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 208. Discover ways to make your meetings more impactful and efficient. We will uncover how to shed meeting missteps that waste time and make people dread meetings. Attendees will come away with tactics that increase participation, collaboration and results. If you are ready to learn the key ingredients to make meetings synergistic and meaningful, sign up for this course and bring a colleague!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374195065
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMid-day Meditation — 2020-01-10 through  2020-03-27$99— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Jan. 10-March 27, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? No time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy 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. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256008
Mid-day Meditation — 2020-04-17 through  2020-06-26$89— Face to FaceView Details

11 Fri., April 17-June 26, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? No time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy 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. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256065
Modern Pastry— 2020-01-25 through  2020-01-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Create delicious and stunning modern style desserts using traditional techniques with a modern twist. Learn the recipes for pate a choux and rough puff pastry. Each student will make and take home several types of pastries. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224501
More iPhone— 2020-02-25 through  2020-02-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. 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 air drop, how to take screen shots, keyboard short cuts, 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. Bring your fully charged iPhone.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219794
Mother - Mother: Researching Your Maternal Line— 2020-05-12 through  2020-05-12$45— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., May 12, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Finding information for your maternal line, in terms of people, can be tricky. Mitochondrial DNA tracking is great for tracing your maternal heritage, but that doesn't put names or faces to the ancestors you are trying to document. We will look at the various sources amenable to our search upstream of our mothers, in this hands-on internet research class. Birth and baptismal records, marriage and divorce records, death and burial records, wills, land transaction records – these are where to look for our mothers of generations past. From James Tanner, writer and genealogist – rule one of genealogy is: "when the baby was born, the mother was there".

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223094
Movement for the Walking Wounded — 2020-04-08 through  2020-05-13$79— Face to FaceView Details

6 Wed., April 8-May 13, 11 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 213. 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, and people with balance issues -- come one, come all, this class is for YOU! You do not have to live like this any longer. With an open mind and the ability to follow directions, learn deceptively simple, easy-to-do movements. Understand how to help yourself and receive easy but effective homework. Bring a mat or blanket to lie on, and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223022
Nag Hammadi and the Gospel of Thomas--Insights and Controversies — 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-20$59— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., Feb. 6-20, 10 a.m.-noon. University Center Rm. 209. In 1945, deep in the Egyptian desert, construction workers digging a foundation stumbled upon a stone jar containing ancient texts. Those books are known today as the Nag Hammadi collection. There are twelve separate books that contain fifty-two tractates among which was the now famous Gospel of Thomas. Examine that amazing find and the impact it is having on the Christian Bible, with special emphasis on the remarkable Gospel of Thomas. Recommended text is Elaine Pagel's Beyond Belief.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221010
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNavigating with Electronics— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-28$75— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Jan. 14-28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101. An America's Boating Club (ABC) course. At its simplest, marine navigation is the art and science of finding your way on the water. Used for centuries to get from point A to point B, historically sailors navigated by the stars and constellations. To navigate today, boaters can use GPS to have a safe afternoon on the water. Be introduced to GPS technology from the most basic receiver to chart plotter systems. We will demonstrate the process of navigating by establishing waypoints and routes and then running the planned courses. Examine electronic charting software for the desktop computer, with creation of waypoints and routes on the desktop and subsequent download to an on-board unit. Learn about marine navigation apps for smart phones and tablets. Other subjects include RADAR and AIS.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257324
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Chamber Singers— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$99— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232902
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Concert Band— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-28$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., Jan. 14-April 28, 7-9 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Join the band! This large ensemble is made up of community musicians and college students who play a traditional band instrument. In addition to becoming more proficient with your instrument, you will have an opportunity to perform significant concert and symphonic band repertoire through rehearsals and in two concerts per semester. To be eligible, you will need at least high school level competency on a wind or percussion instrument. May also be taken for academic credit. An audition or personal interview with the conductor may be required for placement in the ensemble. Please email pbrumbaugh@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232909
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2020-08-24$200— Face to FaceView Details

Begin this Annual Membership anytime. Fitness Center hours are: Mon through Thurs, 6am-8pm; Fri 6am-6:30pm; Sat and Sun, 8am-2pm. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669081
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month Membership— 2020-01-02 through  2020-05-08$100— Face to FaceView Details

<Begin this 4-Month Membership anytime. Fitness Center hours are: Mon through Thurs, 6am-8pm; Fri 6am-6:30pm; Sat and Sun, 8am-2pm. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education &ndash; we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. You can begin a membership anytime! For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 62. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374264094
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Student Annual Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2020-08-24$120— Face to FaceView Details

The Student Annual Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any NMC credit classes and includes University Center students. Begin this Annual Membership anytime. Fitness Center hours are: Mon through Thurs, 6am-8pm; Fri 6am-6:30pm; Sat and Sun, 8am-2pm. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 65. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669065
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Student Term 4-month Membership— 2020-01-02 through  2020-05-08$60— Face to FaceView Details

The Student 4-Month Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any NMC credit classes and includes University Center students. Begin this 4-Month Membership anytime. Fitness Center hours are: Mon through Thurs, 6am-8pm; Fri 6am-6:30pm; Sat and Sun, 8am-2pm. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 69. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374369971
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Grand Traverse Chorale— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-27$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Jan. 13-April 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 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 Grand Traverse Chorale provides its members with 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 purpose of the ensemble. The Grand Traverse 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232892
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-27$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Jan. 13-April 27, 5:30-7:25 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232921
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-27$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Jan. 13-April 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232930
On Liberal Democracy— 2020-05-07 through  2020-05-07$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., May 7, 1-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. One thing about our current politics: they call upon us to consider some basic issues that we have long taken for granted. At the end of the cold war, it was widely believed that open, democratic societies were the model for the future. Old divisions and issues, it was said, would give way before prosperous and open democratic societies. Obviously, it has not quite turned out that way. In fact, today one hears questions about the viability of democracy. This course lays out the key institutional and cultural features of democracy. Then we will discuss the leading challenges to democratic politics and government of the current moment.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221555
Painting Birds of Northern Michigan— 2020-05-06 through  2020-05-13$79— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., May 6 and 13, 6:30-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Do you love watching birds in spring? Learn how to capture the birds of Northern Michigan on watercolor paper. Start with sketching, and then introduce color by applying watercolor techniques and special effects. All materials included, but you may bring your own supplies if you prefer. Bring a photo of a Northern Michigan bird as a reference.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230363
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting I— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-30$456— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232873
Painting with Acrylics: Cherry Blossoms— 2020-05-09$69— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 106. 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 snack and a photo of cherry blossoms for reference.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230448
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerParalegal Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-24$1595— OnlineView Details

14 weeks, Jan. 13-April 24(two 7-week sessions, Jan. 15-Feb. 28 then March 9-April 24.)Gain comprehensive knowledge of the judicial system and practical skills in this 2-part course. Designed as preparation for work as a paralegal or as continuing education if you are an advanced legal worker. Learn how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Upon successful completion of both sections, you will be awarded a Paralegal Certificate from NMC. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. Full details including text requirements and syllabus are available at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218649
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPartner Dancing Made Easy— 2020-01-19 through  2020-01-19$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Jan. 19, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231043
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2020-02-09 through  2020-02-09$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231131
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2020-03-01 through  2020-03-01$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., March 1, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231179
Password Management 101— 2020-02-04 through  2020-02-04$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 4, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218735
Photographing People: From Candids to Portraits— 2020-03-23 through  2020-03-23$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., March 23, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Looking to improve your portrait photography? Get the most out of your camera to make portraits, tell stories and capture images to last a lifetime in this professional-level class. Learn the unique techniques for capturing beautiful candid images of your family and friends, whether it be at a party, event or a day at the beach. Find out how to choose the best backgrounds, camera settings and easy posing practices for every lighting situation to create great, natural looking portraits.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229997
Photography: Get the Best Image— 2020-05-04 through  2020-05-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., May 4, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Do you get frustrated when the image on the back of your camera does not match expectations? It seems our cameras don't always want to capture the image we do. Learn tips from a professional about how to correct the most commons problems that keep us from getting our camera to capture the images we have in our head. Presentation, discussion, and hands-on demonstration will give you the confidence to make the needed adjustments to then achieve the best image possible. Now is the perfect time to take your images to the next level. Bring your own DSLR camera to this class if you have one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230106
Photoshop for Photographers— 2020-03-09 through  2020-03-09$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., March 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Building Rm. 120. Are you a photographer interested in using Photoshop software to improve your images? Photoshop can be a daunting program to master, so we will focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other artsy stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning and much more. Bring a few of your images on a thumb drive and leap into the world of Photoshop. You should be comfortable using a computer. Class is taught in a Mac lab, but the skills transfer easily to PC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229636
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPilates Fusion— 2020-01-14 through  2020-02-20$135— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-Feb. 20, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Pilates Fusion fuses Yoga and balance training with traditional mat Pilates. Work your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening, while Yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Both promote balance and alignment of major muscle groups. All fitness levels are accommodated during this fun class. Bring a yoga mat, water and hand towel. Shoes are optional. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235731
Pilates Fusion— 2020-03-10 through  2020-04-16$135— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues. and Thurs., March 10-April 16, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Pilates Fusion fuses Yoga and balance training with traditional mat Pilates. Work your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening, while Yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Both promote balance and alignment of major muscle groups. All fitness levels are accommodated during this fun class. Bring a yoga mat, water and hand towel. Shoes are optional. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235825
Pilates Fusion— 2020-04-21 through  2020-05-28$135— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues. and Thurs., April 21-May 28, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Pilates Fusion fuses Yoga and balance training with traditional mat Pilates. Work your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening, while Yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Both promote balance and alignment of major muscle groups. All fitness levels are accommodated during this fun class. Bring a yoga mat, water and hand towel. Shoes are optional. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235940
Plant-Based Comfort Foods for the Winter Season — 2020-02-04 through  2020-02-04$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Winter is here, and many of us are spending time indoors with family and friends. Nothing goes with home-based gatherings or quiet nights in like a variety of comforting foods. Not only do they satisfy and taste great, but really nourish and make us feel good. Make five plant-based recipes to match your winter moods! Rich and creamy dairy-free mac and cheese for a wet and chilly day, miso soup for getting over a cold, broccoli-mushroom baked potatoes for a family gathering, flourless no-bake brownies to satisfy a snow day sweet tooth, and hearty Mexican black bean dip for snacking in front of a game or movie marathon! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224716
Preparing for a Peaceful Passing: Insights from Buddhist Teaching— 2020-03-16 through  2020-03-23$45— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., March 16 and 23, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Most people avoid even thinking about the subject of death even though it is something we will all experience. Some avoid this topic because they feel there is nothing they can do about it; however, in the Buddhist view, there is a lot that can be done to prepare. Explore traditional Buddhist teachings on impermanence, preparing for the moment of death, the dying process, the intermediate state (bardo), and rebirth. Techniques will be offered to alleviate fear now and in the final moments of life and to make the transition as easy as possible with the best outcome for what will follow.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224148
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking: Open Studio — 2020-01-14 through  2020-03-05$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-March 5, 5:15-7:45 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, and a limited number of stones for lithography. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class (Jan. 14, 2020). Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230826
Printmaking: Open Studio — 2020-03-10 through  2020-05-07$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues. and Thurs., March 10-May 7, (no open studio March 31 and April 2). 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, and a limited number of stones for lithography. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class (Jan. 14, 2020). 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 = 374230914
Printmaking Explorations— 2020-02-18 through  2020-02-25$135— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, Feb. 18, 20 and 25, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Join renowned artist, Glenn Wolff, to gain the fundamental workings of a printmaking studio. Learn how to prepare a block and plate for print, etch a metal plate, print an etching and do block printing on a press. Explore inks and papers used in printmaking and basic studio etiquette. Plus enjoy access to the NMC Art Department print drawers of past work to examine various techniques that may inspire your designs. Open to anyone 16 years and older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230494
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking I & II— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$488— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 1-3 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. For both beginning and continuing students. Printmaking I is an introductory survey course that introduces the student to a wide variety of print media. Assignments include demonstrations and explorations of relief printing (linoleum and wood), intaglio (including etching, drypoint engraving, and aquatint), solar prints, and embossing and monotype. Students will gain knowledge of the history, conception, production, editioning and presentation of fine art prints. Beginners and artists with some printmaking experience are welcome. Printmaking II, offered for the student who has completed Printmaking I, delves deeper into the mediums with multicolor reduction relief prints, multi-plate color etchings, and stone lithography. Materials are included with the exception of printing paper.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232885
Printmaking Immersion— 2020-02-14 through  2020-03-06$249— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Feb. 14-March 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 132. You have tried your hand at printmaking, you love it, now take it to the next level! Printmaking Immersion is a studio class for the budding printmaker who would like to gain more experience to use the NMC Open Printmaking Studio. Explore further the techniques of Monoprint, Intaglio, and Relief Prints, which are introduced in the Printmaking Explorations class. Learn additional techniques of Aquatint and Sugar Lift etching, wood engraving, and be introduced to stone lithography. You will come away with a further understanding of press usage and printshop etiquette. You will also have access to the NMC print drawers for study and inspiration. Completion of Printmaking Explorations is recommended but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231056
Puppy Training 101— 2020-02-15 through  2020-03-21$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Feb. 15-March 21, 1-2 p.m., Meet at Studio 9, G.T. Regional Arts, Campus (10781 E. Cherry Bend Rd. - former, Norris Elementary School). Learn how to understand and communicate with your new puppy! Discover the basics of canine communication, as your puppy also learns about the world of humans. Participate in active, humane and science-based learning interspersed with supervised and narrated puppy playtime to build social skills. You will gain a basic and nuanced understanding of dog body language. We will problem-solve puppy topics such as house-training, leash walking and politely greeting other dogs and humans. We will introduce the commands Sit, Down, Wait, Settle, Come and Give. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224645
Qigong to Increase Energy and Reduce Stress— 2020-03-05 through  2020-05-07$99— Face to FaceView Details

9 Thurs., March 5-May 7, (no class April 2), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Munson Community Health Center, Classroom D (550 Munson Ave.). Qigong is an ancient system of self-care and self-healing that combines slow gentle movement with breath and intention. It is currently seeing a resurgence because it is simple, easy to learn, can be done by anyone at any age and fitness level, and has tremendous benefits. Learn how to increase your energy, create more balance, and relax your mind. Walk out of the class each week with more vitality, flexibility, clarity and peace of mind. All are welcome!

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255281
Quantum Spirituality: Where Did You Get Those Genes— 2020-03-04 through  2020-03-04$35— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 4, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. What is quantum spirituality and how does it matter to your life? Join Kennith James Scott to study the new biology of Epigentics, where we are learning that as human beings we are not limited to the genetics of our ancestors or even our parents. Epigentics is showing us that we have far more control over our genetic destiny than previous scientific models based on DNA and RNA would lead us to believe.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223867
Real Colors® Personality Workshop— 2020-03-12 through  2020-03-12$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., March 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 208. Curious why you naturally click with some people more than others? Learn more about your own personality and behavior style and how to improve relationships by understanding how to speak in the language of the listener and listen in the language of the speaker. Attendees will each take a personality assessment and participate in fun and interactive activities that build communication skills. Great for individuals, co-workers and whole teams.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374195119
Religion in the Public Sphere— 2020-03-12 through  2020-03-19$55— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., March 12 and 19, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. 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 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223766
Retirement Secrets -- Your Best is Yet to Come— 2020-04-01 through  2020-04-08$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., April 1 and 8, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101. Nearing retirement? Already retired? Many things can threaten your ability to outlive your assets and retire well -- the big three being healthcare, inflation and income taxes. Learn to navigate the critical issues that a retiree must deal with. You will learn how to plan for a predictable and sustainable income, minimize taxes on your IRAs, maximize social security benefits, and avoid estate planning mistakes. We will also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. Your spouse or guest attends free.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230000
Reveal Your Awesome - How to End Negative Self-Talk— 2020-03-14 through  2020-03-21$39— Face to FaceView Details

<p>2 Sat., March 14 and 21, 10-11:30 a.m., University Center Rm. 212. If you are an expert at being hard on yourself, this workshop is for you. Learn how to take a close look at what you are telling yourself and discover that your negative messages are not based on accurate thinking. Your negative messages are scripts you have created about what you believe you should be, or what your life should be. Through presentation, discussion and individual work, you will learn a 3-step process that proves your negative messages are not true. Uncovering the truth will allow you to enjoy each day more fully and to see yourself with new respect and appreciation.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 28. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255599
Rigid Heddle Weaving— 2020-02-18 through  2020-03-03$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Feb. 18-March 3, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231961
Rigid Heddle Weaving— 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-21$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., April 7-21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232034
Seamanship— 2020-02-04 through  2020-03-24$139— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., Feb. 4-March 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 111. An America's Boating Club (ABC) course. Attention boaters: whether your boat uses a motor or a sail, this course covers the fundamentals of boat operation. Learn your responsibilities as a boat owner, the rules of the water (including Canadian waters), and important operational and handling information. Leave with an understanding of voyage planning, docking, mooring, and managing your vessel in crowded water. Important emergency management topics such as crew overboard, running aground, fire and safety, and abandoning the vessel are also covered. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257398
Shoulder Problems— 2020-04-08 through  2020-04-08$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., April 8, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Attention shoulder pain sufferers! Do you suffer from persistent shoulder pain? Have you been told that you have a rotator cuff tear? If you are looking for a natural solution to shoulder pain and want to avoid medications, injections and surgery, then this class is for you! Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways of healing your shoulder. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222570
Signs of River Otters and Other Elusive Animals — 2020-03-24 through  2020-03-24$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 24, 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. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219143
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSocial Partner Dancing— 2020-01-10 through  2020-02-21$95— Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., Jan. 10-Feb. 21, 7-8:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you have always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here is a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music -- to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230506
Social Partner Dancing— 2020-04-24 through  2020-06-12$95— Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., April 24-June 12, 7-8:45 p.m., (no class May 22) Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you have always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here is a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music -- to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 34. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230563
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSoftware Essentials for the Law Office (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. As a legal professional, you know how essential it is to keep your knowledge of current technology up-to-date. Course topics include: operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; and electronic discovery, trial presentation and graphics software Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. Textbook, Using Computers in the Law Office Bundle, is available through CLS, $209. Book details at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218674
Software Essentials for the Law Office (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. As a legal professional, you know how essential it is to keep your knowledge of current technology up-to-date. Course topics include: operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; and electronic discovery, trial presentation and graphics software Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. Textbook, Using Computers in the Law Office Bundle, is available through CLS, $209. Book details at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218713
Spanish for Medical Professionals (Online)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-03-27$290— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Feb. 3-March 27. Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. Average time online is 16 hours.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217458
Spanish for Medical Professionals (Online)— 2020-04-06 through  2020-05-29$290— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, April 6-May 29. Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. Average time online is 16 hours.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217794
Strategic Selling with Social Media (Online)— 2020-04-06 through  2020-05-01$195— OnlineView Details

4 weeks, April 6-May 1. Social media and digital technologies enable sales professionals to find new customers and motivate these customers to take action in more efficient and strategic ways. Learn to leverage powerful social media sales solutions from prospecting, to referrals, to closing sales. 16 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217408
Successful Strategies for Today's Job Seekers— 2020-01-30 through  2020-02-06$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs/Tues/Thurs, Jan. 30, Feb. 4 and 6, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 08. Is a job change on your "to do" list for the New Year? Whether you are searching for your first job or looking for a career change, let Lin Benfield, an independent education and career advisor, help you create a stellar resume and implement the latest search strategies including social media sites like LinkedIn. Find out if additional education or training might be required to find a more satisfying and better paying job. Learn how to maximize social networking events and your current connections. Explore the do's and don'ts of interviewing and gain confidence putting it all together to secure an edge over your competition! Please bring your current resume on a thumb drive.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374190399
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSunrise Flow Yoga— 2020-01-07 through  2020-03-24$139— Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues., Jan. 7-March 24, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236181
Sunrise Flow Yoga— 2020-04-07 through  2020-06-09$115— Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues., April 7-June 9, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374347630
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSupport Group for Mental Illness — 2020-01-13 through  2020-05-18$0— Face to FaceView Details

19 Mon., Jan. 13-May 18, 6-7:30 p.m., at NAMI, (1010 S. Garfield Ave.). You are not alone on this journey. Join a compassionate group of friends and find immediate support in caring for a loved one with mental illness. Share and listen to each other in a safe and confidential space in this peer-led group for family members of individuals living with mental illness. Understand local resources that are available to you and your family. Learn communication skills that will benefit your relationship with your entire family. Discover how to advocate for services. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions affected by mental illness. The support group is free and ongoing every Monday, but a one-time registration is required (it's okay to attend occasionally). Register online at nmc.edu/ees or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223120
Sushi Rolls— 2020-04-18 through  2020-04-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., April 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Learn to create great authentic sushi for your next eating event. Three kinds of sushi are featured: Japanese traditional, California style, and hand-rolled (Temaki-zushi). Chef Misaeng, a native of Japan, guides this hands-on class including tips on ingredient selection, preparation, and serving ideas. Leave with new skills, samples you prepared in class and your own sushi mat to make sushi at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227311
Sustainable Landscape Design in Action— 2020-05-06 through  2020-05-27$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., May 6-27, 6-9 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155, (last class meets at Borealis Design - 11131 S. Cedar Rd., Cedar). Whether you want to work on a section of your yard or are starting from a raw building site, learn ways to maximize beauty while minimizing environmental impact and maintenance. Learn the steps that go into creating a site design as we examine the master plan for the 4-acre home of the Borealis Design studio and research center. Create a base map of your property to see how sustainable design principles can be incorporated into the design and function of the site. Topics include: rainwater collection; energy use; edible, medicinal, and useful plants; permaculture principles; low impact maintenance; aesthetics and more.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229542
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSwing - Latin - and Slow Dancing— 2020-01-13 through  2020-03-04$240— Face to FaceView Details

8 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-March 4, Mon.: 8-10 p.m., Wed.: 7-9 p.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Experience a fun form of recreation/exercise/growth through many styles of partner dancing including swing/jitterbug, slow dancing, tango, waltz, salsa, mambo, blues and more. Learn to connect with a partner and dance to any kind of music in any situation: from dances and parties, to clubs and weddings. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230842
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTae Kwon Do--Black Belt— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-28$125— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., Jan 14-April 28, (no class March 24), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. This special advanced workout focuses on point style free sparring along with emphasizing the use of both hands and feet equally in free sparring. Prerequisite is black belt or equivalent training. Minimum age is 16.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 382318760
Tapping: Energy Work to Impact Your Life and Health— 2020-04-23 through  2020-05-21$129— Face to FaceView Details

5 Thurs., April 23-May 21, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Want to reduce stress? Tapping is an energy protocol that works with acupressure points, meridians and thoughts to reduce the fight, flight, freeze response to stress. This calms the nervous system, which signals your body to relax. Use the techniques in this class to open the flow of energy and allow your body to naturally heal itself both physically and emotionally. Each participant will have the opportunity to work individually with Dr. Sally Littleton during small group sessions and leave empowered with personally meaningful techniques and the ability to create more protocols to address future needs.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255679
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Original Hot Yoga (30-class package) Start Anytime— 2020-01-02 through  2020-05-08$289— Face to FaceView Details

Start a 30-class package anytime; classes held at Original Hot Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.) After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin BEFORE attending your first class. Looking for a more intense workout? Do you wish to develop strength, flexibility, tone and balance, along with a cardiovascular workout? In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. There are 25 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Original Hot Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at originalhotyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisites: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. 30-Class Package expires 4 months from first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374261130
The Science of Making Maple Syrup— 2020-02-26 through  2020-03-04$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Feb. 26 and March 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. 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 in an NMC classroom 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218691
The Wedding Dance— 2020-04-26 through  2020-04-26$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., April 26, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Congratulations, someone is getting married! The date is quickly approaching, and you need a dance lesson. This one-night class is for the lucky bride and groom, parents, relatives, the entire wedding party, or anyone simply attending a wedding celebration who needs some serious help before the big day. Learn basic moves and how to connect with your partner so you will be able to dance to any kind of music. Use these newly learned moves to feel comfortable while still looking good. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231555
The Wedding Dance— 2020-05-17 through  2020-05-17$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., May 17, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Congratulations, someone is getting married! The date is quickly approaching, and you need a dance lesson. This one-night class is for the lucky bride and groom, parents, relatives, the entire wedding party, or anyone simply attending a wedding celebration who needs some serious help before the big day. Learn basic moves and how to connect with your partner so you will be able to dance to any kind of music. Use these newly learned moves to feel comfortable while still looking good. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231620
Touring Mediterranean Cuisine— 2020-03-03 through  2020-03-03$89— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 3, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Experience the Fruits de la Mer of the Mediterranean Sea! This region supports a wide range of culture and cuisines that all center on one bountiful body of water that yields nearly every form of seafood imaginable. Learn to cook and savor such great classics as Spanish Paella, Bouillabaisse from the south of France, Garithe me Fetta from Greece along with Tangines from Morocco, and more. A wide variety of side dishes and compliments will also be explored. Not a seafood fan? We will sneak in an alternative or two just for you! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226948
Training the Mind: Buddhist Practice and Meditation— 2020-03-02 through  2020-03-09$45— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., March 2 and 9, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Just as we have to train our physical body to keep it healthy, stable and strong, so must we also train our mind to be able to deal with the difficulties we all experience in life. From the Buddhist point of view, happiness and suffering do not fundamentally depend on external circumstances, but on the mind itself. Only training the mind allows us to eliminate suffering and establish genuine and lasting happiness. Explore topics of karma (cause and effect), disturbing emotions (anger, jealousy, pride, etc.) and learn techniques to create more happiness and peace in our lives and the lives of those around us.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223646
Traversing the TART One Step at a Time— 2020-05-04 through  2020-06-01$49— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon. and Wed., May 4-June 1, (no class May 25), 1-2:30 p.m., Class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. 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, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256776
Course ClosedTuscan Date Night — 2020-02-13 through  2020-02-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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 strip steak and make a pan sauce. Using the rice method, make light and airy potato gnocchi and temporary emulsion methods to make a pesto and lemon parmesan dressing for arugula salad from scratch. Last but not least, enjoy gelato as a dessert! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Instructor Chef Les Eckert is the Director of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Register one person from the couple; $125 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225605
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTwelve O'Clock Toner— 2020-01-03 through  2020-05-01$139— Face to FaceView Details

15 Fri., Jan. 3-May 1, Noon-12:50 p.m., (no class Jan. 17, March 6, April 24), University Center Rm. 213. Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, build bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236041
Twirling Threes: Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-4)— 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-29$49— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., Feb. 8-29, 10:30-11 a.m., NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Rm. 12. Is your child all about moving? Why not introduce them to plies, tendus and leaps? Now is the perfect time for your little one to explore the creative movements of ballet. Learning basic barre exercises and fun floor games, your tiny dancer will enjoy exploring rhythm and body movement. Take-home ribbon wand is included. Please register the child only (create an account using his/her name and date of birth at registration).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230391
Understanding Northern Michigan Rivers — 2020-04-17 through  2020-05-01$99— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., April 17-May 1, 1-4 p.m., (April 24 field trip meets Noon-5 p.m.), University Center Rm. 219. While the bays and Great Lakes define our region, these bodies of fresh water depend upon a complex system of rivers and streams to supply them. Gain important understanding of the vital role that rivers play in maintaining water quality. Explore the riparian environment as you learn about stream ecology, sampling methods and testing protocols in the classroom on day one. Then put your newly acquired skills to work as you participate in a stream-side sampling expedition on day two from Noon-5 p.m. We end by analyzing the collected data and the story it tells on day three. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219297
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUnderstanding Your DSLR Camera— 2020-01-15 through  2020-01-15$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Jan. 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less 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. 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, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227367
Understanding Your DSLR Camera— 2020-03-04 through  2020-03-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less 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. 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, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374228139
Understanding Your Grief— 2020-01-29 through  2020-03-25$0— Face to FaceView Details

9 Wed., Jan. 29-March 25, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Take advantage of this FREE program with Sharon A. Neumann, compassionate facilitator and Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist. Explore and understand ten touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that help in the healing process. The program is free, but registration is required. Register online at nmc.edu/ees or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223501
Up North Pasties — 2020-02-20 through  2020-02-20$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. You have eaten these hand-held pies traditionally found in the Upper Peninsula and now you can find out how to create your own! Discover how to make traditional English Cornish Pasties, a yeast-free pastry dough filled with a savory meat mixture. You will also make a sweet Michigan apple filling. Learn quick and easy short-cut methods to try at home and gain tips on freezing these pies. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in class and bring a container to take home one or two to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225712
Course ClosedValentine Cookie Decorating with Kids (Adult and Child age 8+)— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-06$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season of love with a decorating party! Spend time with your favorite little sweetheart and learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. Have fun making edible delights in whimsical designs including traditional hearts and fun punny Valentines. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Cost includes one adult and one child; register only the adult.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224873
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVocal Jazz Ensemble— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-27$110— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Jan. 13-April 27, 7-9 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Rm. 101. This small ensemble of men’s and women’s voices rehearses and performs vocal jazz works. Develop skills in vocal jazz styles, blending harmonies, microphone technique, and jazz theory. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email mdavis@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232937
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWalk without Pain or Injury— 2020-01-09 through  2020-01-09$29— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 9, 1-2:30 p.m., InMotion Center for Chiropractic Care, Suite B (4472 Mt. Hope Rd., Suite B, Williamsburg, MI 49690). Walking is a great way to stay active and healthy. This interactive class will help you walk easier and without injury by identifying proper movement patterns and common causes of foot and leg injury. Dr. Keas will assess each individual's movement patterns and balance. You will learn proper warm-up techniques and home exercises. Class meets at InMotion Center for Chiropractic Care.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236165
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces— 2020-03-11 through  2020-03-25$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., March 11-25, 6-8:30 p.m. , Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Find out how to apply textures to get the impression of rocks, trees, skies, and water. Discover new and different watercolor papers while learning how to build layers of luminous color. Whether you are a beginner or pro, you will benefit from this instruction and be able to incorporate these practices into your painting. Get ready to be adventurous and implement a variety of tools that will energize you and your watercolor painting. Bring some reference images with you. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230242
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Painting I— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$456— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232878
Watercolors: Try It Out!— 2020-01-23 through  2020-01-23$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Instructor Adam VanHouten says, "a huge part of my art is sharing and inspiring while guiding and nurturing other people to find their inner artist." Paint side-by-side with Adam, an award-winning watercolor artist, as he demonstrates how paint, paper, and water work together. Walk away with two small paintings and a world of possibilities. Unleash the creative artist that lies within you! All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230176
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWelcome to Writing Children's Books— 2020-01-15 through  2020-01-22$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Jan. 15 and 22, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Have you always wanted to write for children? Come learn about the world of children's books, from writing to publishing. The story might be short, but the idea must be tall. Like poetry, writing children's books can look easy from the outside, but there's a lot to it. We will explore writing for children at different levels, from picture books to novels. Bring your ideas, writing supplies, and questions about writing and publishing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224234
What is 5G? Innovation? Hype? Apocalypse? — 2020-03-11 through  2020-03-18$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds., March 11 and 18, 2-5 p.m. University Center Rm. 209. 5G is the next generation of wireless communications. Verizon says, "It can change cities, industries and things we have not even thought of yet." Russia Today called 5G "a dangerous experiment on humanity." What is the threat? What wondrous opportunity awaits? By course end, participants will understand the hype and the risks 5G brings, and also be armed to examine the political implications this technology brings.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374220576
What is Love? An Introduction to Plato's Symposium— 2020-02-12 through  2020-02-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 219. In an age of dating apps and pre-nuptial agreements, does love still matter? This class will attempt to treat this question through a close reading of Plato's most beautiful work, the Symposium, a dialogue in which the finest minds of ancient Athens meet to nurse their hangovers and address the hardest of all problems. We will also look at interpretations of Plato's philosophy of love in the work of the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and contemporary philosopher Alain Badiou.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374220785
What was Psychoanalysis and What Does it Mean Today?— 2020-03-04 through  2020-03-04$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 4, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. No twentieth-century thinker exerted a more powerful influence on the way we speak about our problems than Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. Yet today, his work is almost universally dismissed or ignored by professional psychologists and psychiatrists. Why has this happened? And what was Freud's contribution to thought? This class will examine some of Freud's most important discoveries and teachings - the unconscious, the formation and splitting of the ego, desire and its repression, the transference, and the drives – in an attempt to answer the question, Can we do without Freud?

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374220864
When Children Grieve (12 SCECHs) — 2020-04-08 through  2020-04-29$125— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., April 8-29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 209. All children grieve. As teachers, parents and caregivers we have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the children with whom we work. Children experience grief in many different situations, and sometimes, we may be unaware. In death, divorce, a move or any number of other events, we can empower children with positive, effective methods of handling loss. With an understanding of the guidelines outlined in this course, you will be prepared to help children develop a lifelong healthy response to loss. Instructor, Sharon Neumann, is a Certified Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist and Senior Program Manager with 40 years of experience. Course includes the text, When Children Grieve: For Adults to help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses. If taking for teacher (SCECH) credits, you will receive a course log and sign-in for attendance each session. Questions? Laura:lmatchett@nmc.edu.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374196638
Whole Foods Workshop— 2020-02-22 through  2020-02-22$75— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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. Demonstration, discussion, and tasting.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225735
Whole Foods Workshop— 2020-04-23 through  2020-04-23$75— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 23, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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. Demonstration, discussion, and tasting.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225761
Course ClosedWho Owns and Controls the Water?— 2020-02-04 through  2020-02-06$69— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., Feb. 4 and 6, 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Join NMC's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute for this lecture on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Adjunct Instructor Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. 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 qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218144
Wilderness First Aid— 2020-05-16 through  2020-05-17$399— Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat. and Sun., May 16 and 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. <strong>Register by April 30 and save $30.</strong> Wilderness First Aid (WFA) provides introductory medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments, whose primary responsibility is not emergency response. Learn to make informed medical decisions when definitive care is hours away. Gain skills and confidence as you work through scenario-based problem solving. The WFA includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help participants master the central concepts of remote medicine and effectively respond to emergencies. Learn how to effectively manage basic wounds, infection, shock, head injuries, spinal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic and allergic reactions, and altered mental states. Bring a bag lunch. Course size is limited.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374190391
Wilderness First Responder Certification -- Hybrid Course Format— 2020-04-27 through  2020-05-15$899— Face to FaceView Details

Online Session Begins April 27 In-class Sessions: May 11-15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., NMC University Center Rm. 07. Register by March 27 and save $100. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training is rapidly growing as an important credential for anyone who works outdoors. Recreational outfitters, guides, trip leaders, outdoor educators, forestry and park personnel and anyone working or playing in remote areas. The Remote Medical International Wilderness First Responder emphasizes decision-making, hands-on skills, and the theoretical knowledge necessary to function in remote areas. The certification is a combination online and onsite course that requires approximately 20-30 hours of pre-course instruction in an online learning environment and five days of class/field coursework. This dynamic classroom and field course will provide you with technical knowledge and applied field experience to handle tough emergency situations. Food and lodging are not included. Space is limited.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374191116
Course ClosedWild Mushroom Identification Basics— 2020-03-25 through  2020-03-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 07. Join local mushroom experts Jim Moses and Linda Grigg to jump start or refresh your mushroom identification skills. Discover the fascinating history and function of fungi, its life-cycle, habitat identification, collection procedures, and observation skills. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate and is a prerequisite for the seasonal mushroom courses held throughout the year.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219199
Winter Watercolors: Snow - Forests - Wetlands— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 6 and 13, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230215
Writing the Story You Have Always Wanted to Write— 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-28$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., April 7-28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Why leave your story in a drawer? Whether or not you seek publication, this will inspire you to finish it! Designed for any writer with a work in progress, author Elizabeth Buzzelli explores with you the steps that can move your writing further onto the next stage. Get guidance and work on: outlines, beginnings, plot, character, setting, story arc and endings. Please bring whatever you have done so far, idea or completed draft, to class. Do not count yourself out without trying to achieve what you have always dreamed of doing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374376083
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2020-01-06 through  2020-03-23$155— Face to FaceView Details

12 Mon., Jan. 6-March 23, 5:45-7 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education Yoga (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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235336
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2020-01-10 through  2020-03-27$189— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Jan. 10-March 27, 5:15-6:45 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education Yoga (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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235456
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2020-04-06 through  2020-06-15$139— Face to FaceView Details

12 Mon., April 6-June 15, 5:45-7 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education Yoga (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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235569
Yoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2020-04-10 through  2020-06-12$155— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., April 10-June 12, 5:15-6:45 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education Yoga (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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235682
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies— 2020-01-10 through  2020-03-27$249— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Jan. 10-March 27, 1-2:30 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255595
Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies— 2020-04-10 through  2020-06-12$205— Face to FaceView Details

10 Fri., April 10-June 12, 1-2:30 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255683
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Ages 13-17)— 2020-01-06 through  2020-02-10$49— Face to FaceView Details

6 Mon., Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, etc. Some are not getting enough physical 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257055
Yoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Ages 13-17)— 2020-02-17 through  2020-03-23$49— Face to FaceView Details

6 Mon., Feb. 17-March 23, 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, etc. Some are not getting enough physical 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257277
Yoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Ages 13-17)— 2020-04-06 through  2020-05-18$49— Face to FaceView Details

7 Mon., April 6-May 18, 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, etc. Some are not getting enough physical 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257357
Your Workplace Your Employees and the Law (Online)— 2020-03-02 through  2020-03-27$195— OnlineView Details

4 Weeks, March 2-27. Designed for non-lawyers, this course provides business owners, managers, supervisors, and HR professionals with a roadmap for effectively handling complicated employee-related issues that affect the legal-prone work environment of today. Each class contains guidelines, step-by-step compliance instructions, and practical leadership skills, methods and techniques that are proven techniques for successfully managing employees and for complying with state and federal workplace laws. For information or to register, go to www.nmc.edu/ees-online and click on UGotClass. This one-month course is 16 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217143
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2020-03-03 through  2020-03-24$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., March 3-24, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. 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. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231514
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Annual Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2020-08-24$200— Face to FaceView Details

Begin this Annual Membership anytime. Fitness Center hours are: Mon through Thurs, 6am-8pm; Fri 6am-6:30pm; Sat and Sun, 8am-2pm. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669081
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Student Annual Membership— 2019-08-24 through  2020-08-24$120— Face to FaceView Details

The Student Annual Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any NMC credit classes and includes University Center students. Begin this Annual Membership anytime. Fitness Center hours are: Mon through Thurs, 6am-8pm; Fri 6am-6:30pm; Sat and Sun, 8am-2pm. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 65. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669065
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Public Term 4-month Membership— 2020-01-02 through  2020-05-08$100— Face to FaceView Details

<Begin this 4-Month Membership anytime. Fitness Center hours are: Mon through Thurs, 6am-8pm; Fri 6am-6:30pm; Sat and Sun, 8am-2pm. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Do something today for which your future self will thank you! The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education &ndash; we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student rates and monthly rates are also available. You can begin a membership anytime! For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 62. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374264094
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Fitness Center - Student Term 4-month Membership— 2020-01-02 through  2020-05-08$60— Face to FaceView Details

The Student 4-Month Membership is available to anyone who is currently enrolled in any NMC credit classes and includes University Center students. Begin this 4-Month Membership anytime. Fitness Center hours are: Mon through Thurs, 6am-8pm; Fri 6am-6:30pm; Sat and Sun, 8am-2pm. The Fitness Center is located inside NMC North Residence Hall. Get the personal attention you deserve. The benefits of a smaller fitness center are motivation, instruction and education -- as we get to know you and your needs. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment, including weight machine stations, cardio equipment and dumbbells. This new facility has showers, changing rooms and a great atmosphere with windows to brighten up your fitness experience. NMC student monthly rates are also available. For more info about the Fitness Center, call 995-1379.

  • Seats available: Approximately 69. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374369971
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Original Hot Yoga (30-class package) Start Anytime— 2020-01-02 through  2020-05-08$289— Face to FaceView Details

Start a 30-class package anytime; classes held at Original Hot Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave.) After enrolling, email Brandon at bkietzman@nmc.edu to begin BEFORE attending your first class. Looking for a more intense workout? Do you wish to develop strength, flexibility, tone and balance, along with a cardiovascular workout? In every class, you will experience the original Hot Yoga: 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. Meets for 90 minutes per class on a flexible schedule. There are 25 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening and weekends. New to Original Hot Yoga? New students should prepare by viewing the First Timers link at originalhotyogatc.com before registering. Pre-requisites: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. 30-Class Package expires 4 months from first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374261130
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTwelve O'Clock Toner— 2020-01-03 through  2020-05-01$139— Face to FaceView Details

15 Fri., Jan. 3-May 1, Noon-12:50 p.m., (no class Jan. 17, March 6, April 24), University Center Rm. 213. Join Kim Stevens, exercise guru, for a lunchtime workout to tone and strengthen. Designed for beginners and regular exercisers (work at your own level) who want to improve strength, boost that metabolism, build bone density, and increase endurance. Exercises target all the major muscle groups. Feel better, look better, and get motivated to continue using the skills you develop. Bring light weights and a mat.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236041
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2020-01-06 through  2020-03-23$155— Face to FaceView Details

12 Mon., Jan. 6-March 23, 5:45-7 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education Yoga (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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235336
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Ages 13-17)— 2020-01-06 through  2020-02-10$49— Face to FaceView Details

6 Mon., Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, etc. Some are not getting enough physical 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257055
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (1-2 hrs week)— 2020-01-06 through  2020-03-27$159— Face to FaceView Details

12 weeks, Jan. 6-March 27, 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many as you want during the first week (Jan. 6-10) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, we will help you achieve your fitness goals with your choice of weight strengthening, yoga for 50 and up, total barre, step aerobics, fitness ball, gentle pilates, and more. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility – and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of classes per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has over 15 classes a week! The daily schedule is subject to small changes. Classes meet Monday through Friday, detailed schedule available at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374364392
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (3-4 hrs week)— 2020-01-06 through  2020-03-27$219— Face to FaceView Details

12 weeks, Jan. 6-March 27, 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many as you want during the first week (Jan. 6-10) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, we will help you achieve your fitness goals with your choice of weight strengthening, yoga for 50 and up, total barre, step aerobics, fitness ball, gentle pilates, and more. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility – and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of classes per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has over 15 classes a week! The daily schedule is subject to small changes. Classes meet Monday through Friday, detailed schedule available at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374364585
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 1 (5-6 hrs week)— 2020-01-06 through  2020-03-27$279— Face to FaceView Details

12 weeks, Jan. 6-March 27, 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many as you want during the first week (Jan. 6-10) for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, we will help you achieve your fitness goals with your choice of weight strengthening, yoga for 50 and up, total barre, step aerobics, fitness ball, gentle pilates, and more. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core strengthening and overall flexibility – and our classes offer these and more! Sign up for the number of classes per week you wish to participate, then attend the classes that you choose. The Forever Fit package has over 15 classes a week! The daily schedule is subject to small changes. Classes meet Monday through Friday, detailed schedule available at nmc.edu/fitness.

  • Seats available: Approximately 46. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374364787
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSunrise Flow Yoga— 2020-01-07 through  2020-03-24$139— Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues., Jan. 7-March 24, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236181
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGentle Yoga— 2020-01-07 through  2020-03-24$149— Face to FaceView Details

12 Tues., Jan. 7-March 24, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture and balance, as well as physical and spiritual wellness. Gentle Yoga is designed for people of any level of physical ability who prefer a more mindful, gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232017
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMeditation: Beginning and Advancing— 2020-01-08 through  2020-03-25$115— Face to FaceView Details

12 Wed., Jan. 8-March 25, Noon-1 p.m., Cherry Tree Inn (2345 N. US-31, TC). As a widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle, even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health, and help balance emotions. Seated in a chair, you will learn meditation techniques and breath exercises. Includes discussion around the meditation experience, and the maturing of the mind.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255901
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Yoga— 2020-01-08 through  2020-03-25$169— Face to FaceView Details

12 Wed., Jan. 8-March 25, 10-11:15 a.m. at Yoga for Health Education, (1200 W. 11th Street). Come experience yoga &ndash; 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, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234913
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFeed Your Hunger with Yoga — 2020-01-08 through  2020-03-25$239— Face to FaceView Details

12 Wed., Jan. 8-March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Are you challenged by weight, eating and exercise? Many of us, especially women, have used food to self soothe, reduce stress and manage our emotions. Join Joanna Lauber RYT 500, who specializes in weight issues and trauma, and discover your inner strength. Yoga is a holistic, mindful and compassionate approach to life and self-care. It is a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. You will learn breath techniques that calm, rejuvenate, detoxify, energize and fire up metabolism; yoga poses that strengthen, how to stretch and tone muscles; eating guidelines and more.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255817
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHallo Reykjavik - A Trip to Iceland's Northern Highlights in Spring 2021— 2020-01-08 through  2020-01-08$0— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Jan. 8, 1-2 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Do you love adventure? Join NMC Extended Educational Services on an exciting trip to one of Europe's trendiest tourist destinations – the northern coast of Iceland! Take in the natural beauty of the diverse landscapes formed by ice and fire. Heat up in the Grábrók lava field, cool down at the breathtaking waterfalls, and explore Iceland's beginnings as a Viking settlement at museums and city tours. Attend an informational meeting on January 8th or 16th to learn more about this opportunity. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Contact Kristy Jackson, kjackson@nmc.edu, with questions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 49. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226172
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWalk without Pain or Injury— 2020-01-09 through  2020-01-09$29— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 9, 1-2:30 p.m., InMotion Center for Chiropractic Care, Suite B (4472 Mt. Hope Rd., Suite B, Williamsburg, MI 49690). Walking is a great way to stay active and healthy. This interactive class will help you walk easier and without injury by identifying proper movement patterns and common causes of foot and leg injury. Dr. Keas will assess each individual's movement patterns and balance. You will learn proper warm-up techniques and home exercises. Class meets at InMotion Center for Chiropractic Care.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236165
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Yoga— 2020-01-09 through  2020-03-26$169— Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs., Jan. 9-March 26, 5:45-7 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education, (1200 W. 11th Street). Come experience yoga &ndash; 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, and regular practice builds both inner and outer strength. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235030
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerKundalini Yoga Fire Series— 2020-01-09 through  2020-03-26$189— Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs., Jan. 9-March 26, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236999
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerContinuing Yoga— 2020-01-09 through  2020-03-26$189— Face to FaceView Details

12 Thurs., Jan. 9-March 26, 5-6:30 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education, (1200 W. 11th Street). The next level after Yoga: Beginning and Beyond, builds strength and provides motivation for your own personal practice. Be guided in ways that break the circle of stress, balancing the body's energy flow with holding poses and vinyasa. This is a rigorous practice, building inner fire while developing flexibility and endurance, including sun/moon salutations, inversions and advanced asana. Pranayama, meditation and deeper studies are a part of all intermediate classes. Teaching is progressive. All students enrolling in this class should have a strong foundation of yoga fundamentals and be physically fit.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235924
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFeldenkrais— 2020-01-09 through  2020-03-26$139— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 9-March 26, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Meets at Yoga For Health Education, (1200 W. 11th St. Suite 211, 2nd floor Bldg. 50). 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!

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222607
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSocial Partner Dancing— 2020-01-10 through  2020-02-21$95— Face to FaceView Details

7 Fri., Jan. 10-Feb. 21, 7-8:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Maybe you have always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here is a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music -- to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slow-dancing, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230506
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMid-day Meditation — 2020-01-10 through  2020-03-27$99— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Jan. 10-March 27, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Dennos Museum Center. Are you rushing from one thing to the next? No time for meditation? Then this 30-minute class is for YOU! The time is now. Join experienced instructor, Margaret Bennett, to learn this life changing practice. With a busy 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. Come as you are; we will meditate seated in chairs. Increase the benefits of this class by also enrolling in Chair Yoga which follows at 1 p.m.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374256008
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga - Beginning and Beyond— 2020-01-10 through  2020-03-27$189— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Jan. 10-March 27, 5:15-6:45 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education Yoga (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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235456
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerYoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies— 2020-01-10 through  2020-03-27$249— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Jan. 10-March 27, 1-2:30 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. Aside from being helpful for those suffering from arthritis, those who are very stiff from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, and high stress can benefit from this special therapeutic class. Appropriate for beginning students and those who have taken yoga before. Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255595
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChair Yoga— 2020-01-10 through  2020-03-27$125— Face to FaceView Details

12 Fri., Jan. 10-March 27, 1-1:45 p.m., Dennos Museum Center. Be the best version of yourself – come explore your potential with yoga! Enjoy the benefits of the essential elements of yoga in seated position. 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 meet at Dennos Museum).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374233469
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$486— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232860
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWatercolor Painting I— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$456— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Learn to paint in watercolor and discover the use of washes, creative effects, elements of landscape, experimental painting, and color mixing. Some of the subjects covered are landscape, buildings, flowers, still-lifes, and portraits. We also discuss framing and learn to cut a mat for our artwork. All levels of painting (beginner to advanced) accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Can also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232878
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Graphics Design I - Adobe Illustrator— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$521— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 3:10-5:10 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. You will learn basics of using Adobe Illustrator to create vector objects and layouts for print and interactive environments. Discover how to create and manipulate shapes, and work with type, color, gradients, fills and strokes. Learn how to work with spot and process colors, create die lines for packaging, and other basic design principles. 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. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232852
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking I & II— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$488— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 1-3 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. For both beginning and continuing students. Printmaking I is an introductory survey course that introduces the student to a wide variety of print media. Assignments include demonstrations and explorations of relief printing (linoleum and wood), intaglio (including etching, drypoint engraving, and aquatint), solar prints, and embossing and monotype. Students will gain knowledge of the history, conception, production, editioning and presentation of fine art prints. Beginners and artists with some printmaking experience are welcome. Printmaking II, offered for the student who has completed Printmaking I, delves deeper into the mediums with multicolor reduction relief prints, multi-plate color etchings, and stone lithography. Materials are included with the exception of printing paper.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232885
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSwing - Latin - and Slow Dancing— 2020-01-13 through  2020-03-04$240— Face to FaceView Details

8 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-March 4, Mon.: 8-10 p.m., Wed.: 7-9 p.m., Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Experience a fun form of recreation/exercise/growth through many styles of partner dancing including swing/jitterbug, slow dancing, tango, waltz, salsa, mambo, blues and more. Learn to connect with a partner and dance to any kind of music in any situation: from dances and parties, to clubs and weddings. Wear slippery-soled shoes. No partner necessary.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230842
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDigital Imaging - Adobe Photoshop— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$521— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 1-3 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. Learn to use Adobe Photoshop, a photo manipulation tool, to create images for print and web. Learn how to use layers, effects, filters, masks and selection techniques for image editing. Incorporate type and vector objects into bitmap layouts. Explore color management, restore damaged images, automate tasks, and choose the proper color space for print and web applications. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232845
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSupport Group for Mental Illness — 2020-01-13 through  2020-05-18$0— Face to FaceView Details

19 Mon., Jan. 13-May 18, 6-7:30 p.m., at NAMI, (1010 S. Garfield Ave.). You are not alone on this journey. Join a compassionate group of friends and find immediate support in caring for a loved one with mental illness. Share and listen to each other in a safe and confidential space in this peer-led group for family members of individuals living with mental illness. Understand local resources that are available to you and your family. Learn communication skills that will benefit your relationship with your entire family. Discover how to advocate for services. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions affected by mental illness. The support group is free and ongoing every Monday, but a one-time registration is required (it's okay to attend occasionally). Register online at nmc.edu/ees or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223120
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Grand Traverse Chorale— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-27$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Jan. 13-April 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 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 Grand Traverse Chorale provides its members with 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 purpose of the ensemble. The Grand Traverse 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232892
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Chamber Singers— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-29$99— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon. and Wed., Jan. 13-April 29, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232902
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-27$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Jan. 13-April 27, 5:30-7:25 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232921
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Jazz Band— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-27$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Jan. 13-April 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Open to community members and college students, the NMC Jazz Band is a course for the performer with a focus on big band jazz ensemble techniques and styles. A wide range of jazz styles are covered including swing, be-bop, ballads, rock/fusion and Latin. Some improvisation is explored, and always encouraged, though it is not the main focus. A minimum of one concert will be performed each semester and all members are required to attend and participate in all scheduled performances. Details for rehearsals and performances announced in class. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email LSears@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232930
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerVocal Jazz Ensemble— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-27$110— Face to FaceView Details

15 Mon., Jan. 13-April 27, 7-9 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Rm. 101. This small ensemble of men’s and women’s voices rehearses and performs vocal jazz works. Develop skills in vocal jazz styles, blending harmonies, microphone technique, and jazz theory. May also be taken for academic credit. New students should arrange an audition; email mdavis@nmc.edu for information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232937
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLegal Nurse Consultant Training (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$1195— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, it provides the RN or PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically-related issues, and to appear in court as an expert witness. The course content provides a systematic review for those preparing to take the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) examination. Textbooks are not included in the cost. 42 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218397
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLegal Secretary Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. Whether you are preparing for work in a law office or have experience, you will gain essential skills to be efficient and effective. Topics include legal terminology, legal process, jurisdiction, ethics, filing procedures, billing, accounting, records management, legal research, written communication, and much more. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. Required textbooks are listed and available through CLS, $89, (www.legalstudies.com). Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218467
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerParalegal Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-04-24$1595— OnlineView Details

14 weeks, Jan. 13-April 24(two 7-week sessions, Jan. 15-Feb. 28 then March 9-April 24.)Gain comprehensive knowledge of the judicial system and practical skills in this 2-part course. Designed as preparation for work as a paralegal or as continuing education if you are an advanced legal worker. Learn how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Upon successful completion of both sections, you will be awarded a Paralegal Certificate from NMC. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. Full details including text requirements and syllabus are available at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218649
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSoftware Essentials for the Law Office (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. As a legal professional, you know how essential it is to keep your knowledge of current technology up-to-date. Course topics include: operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; and electronic discovery, trial presentation and graphics software Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. Textbook, Using Computers in the Law Office Bundle, is available through CLS, $209. Book details at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218674
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLegal Investigation Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. If you are interested in a new career or presently working in the legal field, this course qualifies you to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies or private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Areas covered include arson, products liability, forensics, employment accidents, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. The required textbooks are available through CLS, $20. Book details at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218996
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGRE Test Preparation (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$300— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. Applying to Graduate school usually means taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test, which has three sections - analytical writing, verbal and quantitative. This online course, in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, covers all sections: The Quantitative part features a math review and techniques for tackling the discrete quantitative and data interpretation questions that make up the math section of the GRE. The Analytical Writing and Verbal part prepares you for the three types of questions in the verbal section - reading, text completion, and sentence equivalence - and the two essay tasks. Practice on actual GRE questions from previous years and learn specific time-saving techniques for the computer-based test. The required textbook, The Official Guide to the GRE General Test is available through local or online bookstores (purchase prior to the course). Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218089
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEmployment Law Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course covers statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and others dealing with public employees. Topics include master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment, minimum wages and maximum hours, and regulation of working conditions. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. The required textbooks are available through CLS; book details at www.legalstudies.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218003
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerFamily Law (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$400— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. Family law pertains to the formation and dissolution of domestic relations, including the law of marriage, annulment, separation and dissolution, maintenance, and custody and support of children. This course will study the differences between community and separate property, the classification of property, and the impact of such classification. The role of the paralegal in family law practice and the importance of mediation of domestic issues will also be discussed.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 378720071
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCriminal Procedure (Online)— 2020-01-13 through  2020-02-28$400— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, Jan. 13-Feb. 28. This intensive course deals with the constitutional dimensions of criminal law and procedure. Students will leave the course with an appreciation of how the U.S. Constitution focuses on the rights of the accused and the impact upon our law enforcement system.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 378720067
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCeramics I— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-30$486— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-April 30, 1-3 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 135. This introductory course develops hand-building skills and basic ceramic design skills. Gain technical skills by completing hand-building projects that include sets, complex shapes (made from multiple shapes), relief, pouring vessels and a detailed sketchbook that includes research and design focused on each project. Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232865
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPainting I— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-30$456— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 130. Take a formalistic approach to drawing in line, form, space and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated. For this course, you will need your NMC ID and Password before the first class (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). Cost does not include text. May also be taken for academic credit.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232873
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPrintmaking: Open Studio — 2020-01-14 through  2020-03-05$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-March 5, 5:15-7:45 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, and a limited number of stones for lithography. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class (Jan. 14, 2020). Instructor approval or completion of an approved NMC Printmaking course is also required. Contact Glenn Wolff (gwolff@nmc.edu) for approval.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230826
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCooking for Teens: Vegan Cooking 101 (Ages 12-17)— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-08$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The vegan food teens will learn how to cook in this class is FAR from boring. Learn about all the incredible things you can do to plants! Learn the tips and tricks, from making homemade plant-based milk to "mock meat". Whether you are on the fence about living a plant-based lifestyle, or are already a vegan, you are sure to have fun and learn how to make flavorful and healthy food. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224253
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPilates Fusion— 2020-01-14 through  2020-02-20$135— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 14-Feb. 20, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Pilates Fusion fuses Yoga and balance training with traditional mat Pilates. Work your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening, while Yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Both promote balance and alignment of major muscle groups. All fitness levels are accommodated during this fun class. Bring a yoga mat, water and hand towel. Shoes are optional. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235731
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTae Kwon Do--Black Belt— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-28$125— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., Jan 14-April 28, (no class March 24), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym. This special advanced workout focuses on point style free sparring along with emphasizing the use of both hands and feet equally in free sparring. Prerequisite is black belt or equivalent training. Minimum age is 16.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 382318760
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBetter Bones— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-21$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Jan. 14 and 21, 3-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Improving bone health is an important part of fall prevention. Licensed physical therapist Rex Holden and clinical exercise physiologist/athletic trainer Beth Dole lead this class on new technologies, methods and exercises to improve bone density and prevent or treat osteoporosis. Learn about foods that inhibit bone growth and those that promote bone health, participate in weight bearing and vibrational exercises, and identify supplements that improve calcium uptake to the bones.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236600
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCut the Cord: TV/Media Access without Cable— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-14$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 14, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. What is cord cutting? And why are so many younger people doing it? Are you tired of paying high cable and satellite TV prices? Learn how to cut the cord and still have lots of viewing options. Learn about online streaming and the devices and methods that make it work. Save hours of researching the multitude of choices out there, and get the info you need here instead. Join the revolution, cut the cord, and save money

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221371
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerConversational Spanish: Beginning and Beyond— 2020-01-14 through  2020-03-17$135— Face to FaceView Details

9 Tues., Jan. 14-March 17, 6-8 p.m. (no class Feb. 18), Beckett Bldg. Rm. 136. This progressive course is tailored for your success – whether you are a beginning or continuing level student. In a unique learning atmosphere, those new to Spanish will learn the basics (pronunciation, basic speaking skills, listening and comprehension useful to the traveler who wishes to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers), and gain confidence from the instructor and more advanced students. Continuing Spanish language learners will further master pronunciation, comprehension and communication while engaging with each other and beginning level students. New students should purchase the text online (available on Amazon and other sellers): Esperanza – Reader, by Carol Gaab (ISBN 978-1-935575-29-0). Bring the book to the first class; returning students may have purchased it previously.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234979
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNMC Concert Band— 2020-01-14 through  2020-04-28$90— Face to FaceView Details

15 Tues., Jan. 14-April 28, 7-9 p.m., Dennos Museum Center, Milliken Stage. Join the band! This large ensemble is made up of community musicians and college students who play a traditional band instrument. In addition to becoming more proficient with your instrument, you will have an opportunity to perform significant concert and symphonic band repertoire through rehearsals and in two concerts per semester. To be eligible, you will need at least high school level competency on a wind or percussion instrument. May also be taken for academic credit. An audition or personal interview with the conductor may be required for placement in the ensemble. Please email pbrumbaugh@nmc.edu for audition information.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 371232909
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBeginning Cross-Country Skiing— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-21$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues., Jan. 14 and 21, 2-3:30 p.m., Timber Ridge Nordic Center, (4050 Hammond Rd. East). Crazy as it sounds, winter in Northern Michigan is great fun when you get out and enjoy the snow. And cross-country skiing is a key way to do it! Are you interested, yet a little intimidated by skiing? Starting on flat, easy terrain you will learn the stride-and-glide technique of classical skiing. Fundamental speed control, stopping, turning, and pole use is covered to enhance your comfort on skis. Topics include an overview of the sport, equipment, no-wax vs. waxing skis, clothing, comfort, and safety. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead).

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257684
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerNavigating with Electronics— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-28$75— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Jan. 14-28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 101. An America's Boating Club (ABC) course. At its simplest, marine navigation is the art and science of finding your way on the water. Used for centuries to get from point A to point B, historically sailors navigated by the stars and constellations. To navigate today, boaters can use GPS to have a safe afternoon on the water. Be introduced to GPS technology from the most basic receiver to chart plotter systems. We will demonstrate the process of navigating by establishing waypoints and routes and then running the planned courses. Examine electronic charting software for the desktop computer, with creation of waypoints and routes on the desktop and subsequent download to an on-board unit. Learn about marine navigation apps for smart phones and tablets. Other subjects include RADAR and AIS.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257324
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUnderstanding Your DSLR Camera— 2020-01-15 through  2020-01-15$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Jan. 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less 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. 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, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227367
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWelcome to Writing Children's Books— 2020-01-15 through  2020-01-22$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Jan. 15 and 22, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Have you always wanted to write for children? Come learn about the world of children's books, from writing to publishing. The story might be short, but the idea must be tall. Like poetry, writing children's books can look easy from the outside, but there's a lot to it. We will explore writing for children at different levels, from picture books to novels. Bring your ideas, writing supplies, and questions about writing and publishing.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224234
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHallo Reykjavik - A Trip to Iceland's Northern Highlights in Spring 2021— 2020-01-16 through  2020-01-16$0— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 16, 5-6 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Do you love adventure? Join NMC Extended Educational Services on an exciting trip to one of Europe's trendiest tourist destinations – the northern coast of Iceland! Take in the natural beauty of the diverse landscapes formed by ice and fire. Heat up in the Grábrók lava field, cool down at the breathtaking waterfalls, and explore Iceland's beginnings as a Viking settlement at museums and city tours. Attend an informational meeting on January 8th or 16th to learn more about this opportunity. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Contact Kristy Jackson, kjackson@nmc.edu, with questions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 42. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226701
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Skate Skiing — 2020-01-16 through  2020-01-23$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Jan. 16 and 23, 2-3:30 p.m., Timber Ridge Nordic Center, (4050 Hammond Rd. East). Geared towards newcomers, this most dynamic Nordic discipline is taught in laymen's terms with emphasis on having fun while building confidence. You will learn the techniques of weight exchange and poling and get tips for waxing and dressing. Experience in the classical technique is recommended and you should be fit enough to meet the demands of a rigorous, yet slow-paced workout. If you enjoy hiking, bicycling or jogging, this sport will be your ticket to winter health and fun. Come prepared to ski. If needed, rentals are available at Brick Wheels or at Timber Ridge (call ahead).

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257713
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHow to Avoid a Hip Replacement— 2020-01-17 through  2020-01-17$39— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Jan. 17, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Got hip pain? Want to get rid of it without medications, injections or surgery? Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways to diminish hip pain and heal the ligaments, muscles and joints affecting the hip – EVEN if you have been told that surgery is the only answer! Find out the #1 biggest mistake hip pain sufferers make. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374236977
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPartner Dancing Made Easy— 2020-01-19 through  2020-01-19$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Jan. 19, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231043
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMac and Cheese Jazzed Up!— 2020-01-21 through  2020-01-21$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 21, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Macaroni and cheese is a favorite of many. It can be simple with few ingredients or a bit more interesting with extra additions. Have fun finding what you prefer! You will get tips about using the right pasta and best cheese pairings for a new jazzy twist on classic macaroni and cheese. Recipes include Lobster Mac and Cheese, Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese, and Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224370
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGuide to Joint Replacement— 2020-01-21 through  2020-01-21$25— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 21, 1-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Anyone considering having joint replacement surgery will benefit from this guide to knee, hip, shoulder and ankle joint replacement. Our discussion illustrates how to prevent issues leading to joint replacement, pre-surgical exercises, how to know when it is time, what to expect in recovery, tips for healing and quicker recovery, avoiding potential complications, and proper use of assistive devices.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374260699
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerLearn to See As an Artist Sees--and You Can Draw as an Artist Draws— 2020-01-21 through  2020-02-25$129— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues., Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. 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! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223678
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerContinuing American Sign Language— 2020-01-21 through  2020-03-24$149— Face to FaceView Details

10 Tues., Jan. 21-March 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 202. Continuing American Sign Language is a 10-week course that follows Beginning American Sign Language. Here, we will examine the visual/gestural language and focus on vocabulary, basic grammatical structures and cultural awareness. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in American Sign Language through fun interactive activities.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235566
Watercolors: Try It Out!— 2020-01-23 through  2020-01-23$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 23, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Instructor Adam VanHouten says, "a huge part of my art is sharing and inspiring while guiding and nurturing other people to find their inner artist." Paint side-by-side with Adam, an award-winning watercolor artist, as he demonstrates how paint, paper, and water work together. Walk away with two small paintings and a world of possibilities. Unleash the creative artist that lies within you! All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230176
Beginning American Sign Language— 2020-01-23 through  2020-03-12$125— Face to FaceView Details

8 Thurs., Jan. 23-March 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 202. American Sign Language (ASL) is the fourth most used language in the USA. Learn basic vocabulary and phrasing and be introduced to the manual alphabet and finger spelling. Develop the ability to carry on a conversation in ASL and become exposed to ASL grammar. You will also gain insight into deaf culture.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235475
LIFE Lunch-Tail Rotor Tales: Former US Army Aviator-Basic Training to Baghdad an— 2020-01-24 through  2020-01-24$10— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Jan. 24, Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Attend a LIFE Lunch and discover interesting people, places and ideas. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required. In 2005 Dan Zassick applied and was selected to become a Warrant Officer and Rotary-Wing Aviator for the US Army. Dan will share his photos and experiences during two years of Army Flight School including details about learning to fly the AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopter and UH-60A/L Utility Helicopter. Then he will explain the process and experience of deploying to Camp Taji, Iraq in 2010 and 2011 and conducting combat missions in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222099
Modern Pastry— 2020-01-25 through  2020-01-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Create delicious and stunning modern style desserts using traditional techniques with a modern twist. Learn the recipes for pate a choux and rough puff pastry. Each student will make and take home several types of pastries. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224501
Beginning Studio Photography and Off-Camera Lighting — 2020-01-25 through  2020-01-25$59— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 30 (lower level). If you are new to off-camera lighting, it can be a bit overwhelming. What is a modifier? How do I know what modifier to choose? How do I set my camera? Can I use a flash, or do I need a strobe light? In this class you will learn to build a basic studio lighting set up, settings and modifiers for off-camera lighting, and tips to start building your own studio kit. Bring your digital SLR camera and a tripod. This class is appropriate for intermediate level photographers and above.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374228548
Create Your Life: Vision Board Workshop— 2020-01-27 through  2020-01-27$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Jan. 27, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Looking to create more in your life? Focus on your dreams and aspirations as you create a 16x20 canvas Vision Board with paint, images, text and more. Viewing your personal work of art in pictures each day aligns your brain with positive outcomes you want to attract in your life. You will relax in this workshop with soft music, essential oils, herbal teas and pastries to fuel your creativity. Here's to honoring YOU!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231117
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad— 2020-01-27 through  2020-01-27$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Jan. 27, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. 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. Bring your fully charged iPad to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374220149
Course ClosedKnife Skills — 2020-01-28 through  2020-01-28$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 28, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The first step in becoming a confident home chef is choosing the best knife for the job! Chef Les Eckert, Director of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, will guide you in honing important knife skills. You will work with carrots, celery, cauliflower, red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, lemon and avocado using the methods of julienne, small dice, medium dice, concassé, zest, juice, roast, blanch, mince, and chiffonade. Following knife work, you will prepare and eat a meal as a class. Bring your own chef knife if you have one and containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224534
FAA Remote Pilot Certification (Drone) Test Preparation (Online NMC Aviation)— 2020-01-28 through  2020-03-10$499— OnlineView Details

Registration Deadline: Mon., Jan. 27. Could the use of drones assist you in your business endeavors? This self-paced online course prepares you to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot written exam, which upon successful completion will certify you as a Commercial Drone Operator. This license is required by the FAA for conducting drone operations such as aerial photography, industrial inspections, emergency response, agriculture monitoring and more. Work at your own pace (approx. 25 hours online); but complete by April 12, 2020. Your instructor is available via email, phone or office visit. Fee does not include cost of the FAA test (around $150). Register by Jan. 27; course will begin shortly after that date. For more information call (231) 995-2925.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374193671
Understanding Your Grief— 2020-01-29 through  2020-03-25$0— Face to FaceView Details

9 Wed., Jan. 29-March 25, 3-5 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your complex and painful thoughts and feelings. Take advantage of this FREE program with Sharon A. Neumann, compassionate facilitator and Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist. Explore and understand ten touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that help in the healing process. The program is free, but registration is required. Register online at nmc.edu/ees or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223501
Animal Winter Adaptations— 2020-01-29 through  2020-01-29$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Jan. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217954
Grant Basics— 2020-01-30 through  2020-01-30$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 30, 6-8:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 213. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant seeking and funding is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374195160
Chicken Cookery— 2020-01-30 through  2020-01-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 30, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Chicken is inexpensive, versatile, quick to prepare and high in protein – all good reasons why it winds up on the dinner table more often than any other meat. Whichever cut of chicken you prefer, get tips and tricks for whipping up delicious chicken dishes from learning how to spatchcock a whole chicken to fancier dishes including Chicken and Shrimp Paella, Thai Chicken Curry, Chicken Breast with Chili-Rub and Mango Salsa and more. Infuse new life into a weeknight staple! Bring take-home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224634
Successful Strategies for Today's Job Seekers— 2020-01-30 through  2020-02-06$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs/Tues/Thurs, Jan. 30, Feb. 4 and 6, 6-9 p.m. University Center Rm. 08. Is a job change on your "to do" list for the New Year? Whether you are searching for your first job or looking for a career change, let Lin Benfield, an independent education and career advisor, help you create a stellar resume and implement the latest search strategies including social media sites like LinkedIn. Find out if additional education or training might be required to find a more satisfying and better paying job. Learn how to maximize social networking events and your current connections. Explore the do's and don'ts of interviewing and gain confidence putting it all together to secure an edge over your competition! Please bring your current resume on a thumb drive.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374190399
Introduction to Quickbooks/Quickbooks Pro 2018 (desktop version)— 2020-01-31 through  2020-02-21$199— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Jan. 31-Feb. 21, 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221573
Everybody Act!— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-24$99— Face to FaceView Details

4 Mon., Feb. 3-24, 6-8 p.m., Scholars Hall Rm. 217. 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 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. Great for the beginner or experienced actor ages 18-108!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231163
Management Boot Camp (Online)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-28$295— OnlineView Details

4 weeks, Feb. 3-28. Enhance your management skills through this course for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing and motivating your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations and increase your effectiveness through use of the DiSC personality profile (included). By the end, you will be managing like a pro—quickly and with confidence. A UGotClass online course. 16 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217718
Certificate in Data Analysis (Online)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-05-01$495— OnlineView Details

3-Course Series is 12 weeks, Feb. 3-May 1. Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, yet it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data, find trends, and make predictions. Add this new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Three one-month courses, total 48 hours online, as a certificate. Courses are also available separately.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217898
Introduction to Project Management (Online)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-28$195— OnlineView Details

4 weeks, Feb. 3-28. Possessing knowledge, skill, and experience in project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion as you increase your ability to effectively start, manage, and complete projects—on budget, on time. This course introduces you to project management as you create and manage an example project. Learn about a process outline and gain understanding of the basic tools and templates used to manage your project. Leave with an understanding of the possible career paths and certifications available as a professional project manager. 16 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217829
Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers (Online)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-05-01$495— OnlineView Details

3-Course series is 12 weeks, Feb. 3-May 1. Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. In this three-course certificate program, learn the financial concepts and accounting processes along with the analysis and reporting tools used in most businesses. Courses include Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Cash is King, and Financial Analysis and Planning for Non-Financial Managers. You will get a foundation to understand the accounting cycle, manage cash and cash flow, and acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. For information or to register, go to www.nmc.edu/ees-online and click on UGotClass. Three one-month courses, available separately ($195 each) or as a certificate which is 48 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217325
InDesign for Beginners— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-17$135— Face to FaceView Details

3 Mon., Feb. 3-17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 120. Learn the fundamentals of the world's leading desktop publishing software -- Adobe InDesign. Import and work with text and graphics, create custom color swatches, generate facing pages and master pages in multi-page documents, and prepare and package documents for commercial printing. Whether you are a graphic designer, prepress professional, or a beginner, you will appreciate this intuitive page-layout application. A basic knowledge of computer applications is required. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222004
Guitar 101— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-10$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Feb. 3 and 10, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. You have always wanted to play the guitar or you thought it would be fun to try but never got around to it; now is your chance to give it a go! Here you will get the basics in a fun, informative way. Learn basic chords (and what a chord is) and strum patterns, and play a few songs with a light amount of music reading and theory mixed in. Leave with resources for continued practice. Bring that old guitar that has been sitting in the closet. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234670
Beginning Ukulele— 2020-02-03 through  2020-02-10$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Feb. 3 and 10, 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Learn how to play the ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic chords and strums and work on four simple songs. You will get hands-on instruction, learn how to tune and maintain your instrument, and get resources for further learning. Bring your own ukulele and purchase the book "Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD" by Bert Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234869
An Introduction to Voiceovers (Online - Enroll Anytime)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-05-08$49— OnlineView Details

Date and time arranged. Begin this online course anytime. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall.com to begin the course. 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 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374193835
Spanish for Medical Professionals (Online)— 2020-02-03 through  2020-03-27$290— OnlineView Details

8 weeks, Feb. 3-March 27. Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. Average time online is 16 hours.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217458
Plant-Based Comfort Foods for the Winter Season — 2020-02-04 through  2020-02-04$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Winter is here, and many of us are spending time indoors with family and friends. Nothing goes with home-based gatherings or quiet nights in like a variety of comforting foods. Not only do they satisfy and taste great, but really nourish and make us feel good. Make five plant-based recipes to match your winter moods! Rich and creamy dairy-free mac and cheese for a wet and chilly day, miso soup for getting over a cold, broccoli-mushroom baked potatoes for a family gathering, flourless no-bake brownies to satisfy a snow day sweet tooth, and hearty Mexican black bean dip for snacking in front of a game or movie marathon! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224716
Password Management 101— 2020-02-04 through  2020-02-04$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 4, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218735
Course ClosedWho Owns and Controls the Water?— 2020-02-04 through  2020-02-06$69— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. and Thurs., Feb. 4 and 6, 11:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Join NMC's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute for this lecture on Water Policy and Sustainability led by Adjunct Instructor Jim Olson, J.D. LL.M. 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 qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218144
Seamanship— 2020-02-04 through  2020-03-24$139— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues., Feb. 4-March 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 111. An America's Boating Club (ABC) course. Attention boaters: whether your boat uses a motor or a sail, this course covers the fundamentals of boat operation. Learn your responsibilities as a boat owner, the rules of the water (including Canadian waters), and important operational and handling information. Leave with an understanding of voyage planning, docking, mooring, and managing your vessel in crowded water. Important emergency management topics such as crew overboard, running aground, fire and safety, and abandoning the vessel are also covered. Includes text.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257398
Grief Recovery— 2020-02-05 through  2020-03-25$0— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., Feb. 5-March 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. Learn to employ The Grief Recovery Method®, an action program for moving beyond loss, providing partnerships and guidance to support moving forward in life free from the emotional pain that accompanies the grieving experience. Your feelings while grieving are normal and natural; the problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural. This program is helpful for first time grief workshop participants or a wonderful follow-up for those who have completed Understanding Your Grief, as The Grief Recovery Method® more deeply explores an individual's life and loss histories as well as other factors affecting one's journey through grief. The program is free, but registration is required. Register online at nmc.edu/ees or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223568
Grammar Tips You Need to Know — 2020-02-05 through  2020-02-12$49— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Feb. 5 and 12, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 209. Could you be making grammar mistakes of which you are unaware, but maybe others notice? Whether talking or writing, how you use language MATTERS. Discover the most common errors in our spoken and written words - are they mistakes that you are making in the workplace? When out to dinner with friends? Join author Stephen Lewis (latest novel is Murder Undone) for a refresher that helps you correct many typical errors and takes your skills up a notch, whether for the workplace, your writing endeavors, speaking engagements, or everyday activities.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224452
Winter Watercolors: Snow - Forests - Wetlands— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-13$99— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 6 and 13, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230215
Grant Resources— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 6, 6-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 205. Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374195176
Course ClosedValentine Cookie Decorating with Kids (Adult and Child age 8+)— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-06$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season of love with a decorating party! Spend time with your favorite little sweetheart and learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. Have fun making edible delights in whimsical designs including traditional hearts and fun punny Valentines. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Cost includes one adult and one child; register only the adult.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224873
Nag Hammadi and the Gospel of Thomas--Insights and Controversies — 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-20$59— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs., Feb. 6-20, 10 a.m.-noon. University Center Rm. 209. In 1945, deep in the Egyptian desert, construction workers digging a foundation stumbled upon a stone jar containing ancient texts. Those books are known today as the Nag Hammadi collection. There are twelve separate books that contain fifty-two tractates among which was the now famous Gospel of Thomas. Examine that amazing find and the impact it is having on the Christian Bible, with special emphasis on the remarkable Gospel of Thomas. Recommended text is Elaine Pagel's Beyond Belief.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221010
FAA Remote Pilot Certification (Drone) Test Preparation: 2-Day Classroom Version— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-07$699— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs. and Fri., Feb. 6 and 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. 101. Get paid to fly a drone! This 2-day in-person classroom training will prepare you to take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certification written test. This certification is required by the FAA to legally conduct commercial operations utilizing a Drone. Learn about drone regulations, weather, aeronautical charts, airspace, emergency procedures and more. After completion of the course, you will be ready to take the FAA written test to become certified. The test is typically around $150 and can be taken at any FAA testing center. The NMC testing center is at the Aero Park Campus. Class breaks for lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374193601
How to Avoid a Knee Replacement— 2020-02-07 through  2020-02-07$39— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Feb. 7, 1-3 p.m. University Center Rm. 219. Got knee pain? Want to get rid of it without medications, injections or surgery? Join Dr. Andrew Gorecki, physical therapist and owner of Superior Physical Therapy, to learn natural ways to diminish knee pain and heal the ligaments, muscles and joints affecting the knee – EVEN if you have been told that surgery is the only answer! Find out the #1 biggest mistake knee pain sufferers make. Try easy to do self-treatment, learn how to determine the cause, and discover three easy exercises or treatments to relieve pain.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222485
Make a Windsor Natural-edged Bench and Footstool— 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-08$219— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. C/D, (2525 Aero Park Dr.). The Windsor natural-edged bench and footstool will artfully go to work for you wherever shoes and boots come on and off. They will serve you or a loved one for many generations to come! They are comfortable, well-engineered, and fit into any décor. Learn the secrets for drilling compound angles. Immerse yourself in shaping wood with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, and hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, levelling uneven legs, drilling and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites. All skill levels welcome. All tools and materials provided. Bring a sack lunch, safety glasses, ear protection, a dust mask, and an orbital sander if you have one. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to be on your feet all day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374232127
Digital Audio Workshop — 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-08$99— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 208. Join Peter Payette, Executive Director of Interlochen Public Radio (IPR), for this full-day digital audio workshop where you will learn to craft a compelling audio interview. Learn essentials including interviewing, recording equipment, editing and more. Great interviews can be captured and produced with as little as a smart phone and a free app, and details will be provided one week prior to the course to help you prepare. Also, part of the class involves conducting an offsite interview that you have arranged in advance. You will need your own transportation for the offsite portion of the day. The workshop is open to all, and is the first step in becoming part of Red Pine Radio, a group of community members who are learning to craft their own radio stories. Class will break for two hours to conduct your offsite interview and have lunch on your own.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374194272
Baby and Me Ballet (Adult & Child Age 18-24 Months)— 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-29$49— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., Feb. 8-29, 10-10:30 a.m., NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Rm. 120. Baby and Me Ballet is the perfect way to introducing little ones to movement, rhythm, spatial awareness and exploring creative expression. 18-month to 24-month babies and caregivers will learn to dance together, move with props (ribbons, balls and more) and interact with music makers (clapping hands, snapping fingers and more). You will stay busy with ballet inspired exercises while interacting with little ones. This is a great way to connect with your child and other families! Cost includes adult and one child; register only the adult (additional parents can attend free).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230125
Twirling Threes: Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-4)— 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-29$49— Face to FaceView Details

4 Sat., Feb. 8-29, 10:30-11 a.m., NMC Main Campus, Phys. Ed. Rm. 12. Is your child all about moving? Why not introduce them to plies, tendus and leaps? Now is the perfect time for your little one to explore the creative movements of ballet. Learning basic barre exercises and fun floor games, your tiny dancer will enjoy exploring rhythm and body movement. Take-home ribbon wand is included. Please register the child only (create an account using his/her name and date of birth at registration).

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230391
Adult/Child Intro to French Language (For Adult and Child Age 8+)— 2020-02-08 through  2020-02-08$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 8, 1-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-session introductory French language class. You, along with a young person in your life, will learn vocabulary and some things about French culture with fun, interactive activities. This is a class where adults and children 8 years and older can learn together. Sing, dance, and play your way to learning a new language! We promise you quality time spent smiling and learning something new. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221593
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2020-02-09 through  2020-02-09$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 30. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231131
DIY Bath and Body Products for the Holidays— 2020-02-10 through  2020-02-10$59— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store-bought products and they are twice as much fun to make. All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied. Mature students age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231608
Course ClosedLife Changing Foods— 2020-02-11 through  2020-02-11$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 11, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Every meal is an opportunity to feel your best. Does your energy wander off at 3pm and leave you reaching for coffee and cookies just to stay awake? Are you ready to increase your energy and transform your health with a nutrient-packed meal plan? Join registered dietitian Carol Bell to learn how to create easy, colorful and delicious meals that harness the healing power of food. You will find the inspiration and tools to shift from eating processed foods to an anti-inflammatory meal plan that doctors are recommending. We will create and sample tasty foods that connect cooking to health. Discover the energizing power of the top 10 foods that can change the way your body functions. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225345
What is Love? An Introduction to Plato's Symposium— 2020-02-12 through  2020-02-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 219. In an age of dating apps and pre-nuptial agreements, does love still matter? This class will attempt to treat this question through a close reading of Plato's most beautiful work, the Symposium, a dialogue in which the finest minds of ancient Athens meet to nurse their hangovers and address the hardest of all problems. We will also look at interpretations of Plato's philosophy of love in the work of the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and contemporary philosopher Alain Badiou.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374220785
Giving Better Feedback— 2020-02-13 through  2020-02-13$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 208. If you cringe at the thought of employee reviews, this course is for you. Learn communication tools that allow you to give feedback that is direct and kind. Discover how to uncover and focus on individual employee strengths and how to better utilize these to increase engagement and productivity. We will discuss ways of handling difficult topics that result in employee growth and better business outcomes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374195010
Course ClosedTuscan Date Night — 2020-02-13 through  2020-02-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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 strip steak and make a pan sauce. Using the rice method, make light and airy potato gnocchi and temporary emulsion methods to make a pesto and lemon parmesan dressing for arugula salad from scratch. Last but not least, enjoy gelato as a dessert! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Instructor Chef Les Eckert is the Director of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Register one person from the couple; $125 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225605
Printmaking Immersion— 2020-02-14 through  2020-03-06$249— Face to FaceView Details

4 Fri., Feb. 14-March 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fine Arts Rm. 132. You have tried your hand at printmaking, you love it, now take it to the next level! Printmaking Immersion is a studio class for the budding printmaker who would like to gain more experience to use the NMC Open Printmaking Studio. Explore further the techniques of Monoprint, Intaglio, and Relief Prints, which are introduced in the Printmaking Explorations class. Learn additional techniques of Aquatint and Sugar Lift etching, wood engraving, and be introduced to stone lithography. You will come away with a further understanding of press usage and printshop etiquette. You will also have access to the NMC print drawers for study and inspiration. Completion of Printmaking Explorations is recommended but not required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231056
Make a Windsor Comb-back Settee— 2020-02-15 through  2020-02-16$579— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15 and 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Rm. C/D, (2525 Aero Park Dr.). Make a 42-inch wide Windsor comb-back settee ready to serve you or a loved one for many generations to come! These settees are comfortable, well-engineered, and able to fit any décor. Immerse yourself in shaping wood with a variety of hand tools like the travisher, compass plane, and hoop shave. Practice techniques for wedging through joints, levelling uneven legs, drilling and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites. All skill levels welcome. All tools and materials provided. Bring a sack lunch, safety glasses, ear protection, a dust mask, and an orbital sander if you have one. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to be on your feet all day.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234094
Course ClosedDog Training: Communication Fundamentals— 2020-02-15 through  2020-03-21$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Feb. 15-March 21, 10-11 a.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H. You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226084
Dog Training: Continuing— 2020-02-15 through  2020-03-21$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Feb. 15-March 21, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Aero Park Labs Rm. E/F/G/H. This continuing course expands on basic commands (Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Heel and Watch Me) by working around increasingly difficult distractions. Recall (Come) will work up to 15 feet away from the dog, and Stay includes new positions and longer duration. We will add a quick down command called Drop. The training games increase distraction and difficulty for your dog. Interpret and understand basic canine body language and communicate effectively with your dog. Dogs will also refine household manners such as leash walking (disregarding other dogs) and greeting people politely. Prerequisite is Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals or instructor permission. Bring your dog to all sessions.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229161
Puppy Training 101— 2020-02-15 through  2020-03-21$125— Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Feb. 15-March 21, 1-2 p.m., Meet at Studio 9, G.T. Regional Arts, Campus (10781 E. Cherry Bend Rd. - former, Norris Elementary School). Learn how to understand and communicate with your new puppy! Discover the basics of canine communication, as your puppy also learns about the world of humans. Participate in active, humane and science-based learning interspersed with supervised and narrated puppy playtime to build social skills. You will gain a basic and nuanced understanding of dog body language. We will problem-solve puppy topics such as house-training, leash walking and politely greeting other dogs and humans. We will introduce the commands Sit, Down, Wait, Settle, Come and Give. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224645
Adult/Child Puppy Party (All Ages)— 2020-02-15 through  2020-02-15$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 15, 3-4:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-session Valentine's Day weekend canine love fest. You, along with a young person in your life, will learn about different dog breeds and dog obedience, as well as experience unlimited dog kisses from actual puppies! This is a class where adults and children of any age can learn together. We promise you quality time spent smiling and learning something new! Puppies provided for unlimited petting (leave yours at home if you have one). Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224486
Yoga for Teens: Developing an Antidote for Stress (Ages 13-17)— 2020-02-17 through  2020-03-23$49— Face to FaceView Details

6 Mon., Feb. 17-March 23, 4-5 p.m. at Yoga for Health Education (1200 W. 11th Street). Many teens and young adults face an overwhelming load of stress; either from academics, sports, activities, friends, etc. Some are not getting enough physical 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374257277
Continuing Ukulele— 2020-02-17 through  2020-02-24$39— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., Feb. 17 and 24, 6-7 p.m., Traverse City Guitar Company. Join the group for more ukulele fun. Refine your skills, learn new songs, and share your experiences learning more about this fun instrument. You will build on the fundamentals obtained in the Beginning Ukulele course. Bring your ukulele. Meets at Traverse City Guitar Company (322 E. Front St., TC).

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374234896
Introduction to Video Editing— 2020-02-17 through  2020-03-02$75— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Feb. 17-March 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 217. Navigate through the many different levels of editing software with retired professional, Donald Kuehlhorn. Then, using a mid-level FREE windows-based software suite, explore the tools to manipulate photos and video snippets into a complete video ready for presentation. Tools include colorizing, trimming, adding transitions, adding music and more. You will also learn how to transform your edited material into a useful video file appropriate for personal viewing or to post on YouTube. Bring a USB drive with several photos and video snippets of your own, or use instructor-provided files.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229017
Printmaking Explorations— 2020-02-18 through  2020-02-25$135— Face to FaceView Details

Tues/Thurs/Tues, Feb. 18, 20 and 25, 6-9 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg. Rm. 132. Join renowned artist, Glenn Wolff, to gain the fundamental workings of a printmaking studio. Learn how to prepare a block and plate for print, etch a metal plate, print an etching and do block printing on a press. Explore inks and papers used in printmaking and basic studio etiquette. Plus enjoy access to the NMC Art Department print drawers of past work to examine various techniques that may inspire your designs. Open to anyone 16 years and older.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230494
Rigid Heddle Weaving— 2020-02-18 through  2020-03-03$145— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Feb. 18-March 3, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Are you curious about handweaving? Rigid Heddle looms are easy to use, portable and less expensive than a multi-harness loom. With some experience and an experimental attitude, these looms can also do some very complicated weaving tricks. In this three-week extended class, you will become familiar with weaving vocabulary, finishing techniques, and make a plain weave scarf. Additionally, you will learn how to design a second project and warp your loom for a second time. Open to beginners and experienced rigid heddle weavers. Returning students will have the opportunity to work on their own projects and ideas. A supply list will be mailed before class. You will need your own rigid heddle loom. A limited number of looms are available to rent to registered students for $15 from the instructor; contact her prior to class to reserve one nmcray@mac.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231961
Crepes Francaises Authentiques— 2020-02-18 through  2020-02-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crêpe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crêpes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crêpes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crêpe plate and learn to make crêpes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225642
Building Balance— 2020-02-18 through  2020-03-17$59— Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., Feb. 18-March 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 214. From your foot to your inner ear, your ability to balance can be strengthened in three specific systems. Join experts to learn about these systems and the common issues that affect balance: vision, hearing, strength, medications, viruses, vestibular problems and more. Practice vestibular exercises to strengthen the messages the inner ear sends to the brain, somatosensory exercises to improve the nerve pathways from our muscles and joints to the brain, and discover how our visual system can over or under function in complex environments. Do not wait for a fall to occur to start building your balance! Classes include 45 minutes of exercise and 15 of lecture, Q and A.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374237795
Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone— 2020-02-18 through  2020-02-18$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Learn how to use your iPhone as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. 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 smart phone. Bring your fully charged iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219281
Global Population Growth: The People Problem — 2020-02-18 through  2020-03-17$89— Face to FaceView Details

5 Tues., Feb. 18-March 17, 1-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. When most of us retirees were born, the population of the world was in the range of two billion. Today, we are over 7.7 billion and growing by more than 80 million every year. Join the discussion as we explore global population growth and its influence on resources, access to food and fresh water, transportation, trade, jobs, income, health, education and other topics. What will the future hold? A population data sheet from the Population Reference Bureau is included as part of our study and discussion. Please pick up the data sheet and an accompanying worksheet in the EES office 1-2 weeks before class begins and read before the first class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224163
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2020 -- Part 1— 2020-02-19 through  2020-03-11$59— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., Feb. 19-March 11, University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2020 topics include: Climate Change and the Global Order; India and Pakistan; Red Sea Security; Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking; US Relations with the Northern Triangle; China's Road in to Latin America; The Philippines and the US; and Artificial Intelligence and Data. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221359
Great Decisions in US Foreign Policy 2020 -- Parts 1 & 2— 2020-02-19 through  2020-04-15$109— Face to FaceView Details

8 Wed., Feb. 19-April 15, (no class April 1) University Center Rm. 214. Prepare to discuss the world! Join this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. 2020 topics include: Climate Change and the Global Order; India and Pakistan; Red Sea Security; Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking; US Relations with the Northern Triangle; China's Road in to Latin America; The Philippines and the US; and Artificial Intelligence and Data. The guide materials provide thought-provoking analyses complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221073
Up North Pasties — 2020-02-20 through  2020-02-20$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. You have eaten these hand-held pies traditionally found in the Upper Peninsula and now you can find out how to create your own! Discover how to make traditional English Cornish Pasties, a yeast-free pastry dough filled with a savory meat mixture. You will also make a sweet Michigan apple filling. Learn quick and easy short-cut methods to try at home and gain tips on freezing these pies. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in class and bring a container to take home one or two to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225712
Intro to Islam— 2020-02-20 through  2020-02-27$55— Face to FaceView Details

2 Thurs., Feb. 20 and 27, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Looking to gain an understanding of Islam? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Islam. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Islam. 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 27. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223556
Whole Foods Workshop— 2020-02-22 through  2020-02-22$75— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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. Demonstration, discussion, and tasting.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225735
Adult/Child Intro to American Sign Language (For Adult and Child Age 8+)— 2020-02-22 through  2020-02-22$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 219. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-time introductory ASL class and be introduced to basic American Sign Language communication skills. You, along with a young person in your life will learn sign vocabulary, finger spelling and some things about Deaf culture with fun, interactive activities. This is a class where adults and children age 8 and older can learn together. We promise you quality time, smiling and learning something new! Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221910
Course ClosedArtisan Pizza — 2020-02-25 through  2020-02-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 25, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Discover the secrets of selecting and assembling artisan pizza without the traditional sauce. Learn the art of making and stretching your own pizza dough from scratch. Caramelize onions, review a variety of cheeses and understand how different toppings complement each other. Combine colorful vegetables, fresh herbs, delicious cheeses and meats to make unusual pizza combinations such as a Tomato, Basil and Corn Pizza; a Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Pizza; a Shrimp Scampi Pizza and even a Chocolate Dessert Pizza. Bring take home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225784
More iPhone— 2020-02-25 through  2020-02-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. 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 air drop, how to take screen shots, keyboard short cuts, 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. Bring your fully charged iPhone.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219794
The Science of Making Maple Syrup— 2020-02-26 through  2020-03-04$69— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed., Feb. 26 and March 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. 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 in an NMC classroom 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 17. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218691
Meetings with Meaning— 2020-02-27 through  2020-02-27$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 27, 1:30-4 p.m. University Center Rm. 208. Discover ways to make your meetings more impactful and efficient. We will uncover how to shed meeting missteps that waste time and make people dread meetings. Attendees will come away with tactics that increase participation, collaboration and results. If you are ready to learn the key ingredients to make meetings synergistic and meaningful, sign up for this course and bring a colleague!

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374195065
Adult/Child Intro to Spanish Language (For Adult and Child Age 8+)— 2020-02-29 through  2020-02-29$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 29, 1-2:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-session introductory Spanish language class. You, along with a young person in your life, will learn vocabulary and some things about Spanish culture with fun, interactive activities. This is a class where adults and children 8 years and older can learn together. We promise you quality time spent smiling and learning something new. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374221861
Capturing Shadows and Highlights with High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography — 2020-02-29 through  2020-02-29$59— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 29, 1-4 p.m., Fine Arts Building Rm. 120. Want to learn how to add more range of color and light to your photographs? HDR is a technique that lets you create images with a much wider range of contrast and color than you can normally capture. Discover how to shoot for HDR and learn several techniques for processing these images. Find out how to save scenes with more contrast than the camera can capture in a single image and how to add other effects that will bring your photos to life! Bring your digital SLR camera and a tripod. Appropriate for intermediate-level photographers and above.

  • Seats available: Approximately 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229084
Adult/Child Intro to Tae Kwon Do and Self-Defense (Ages 8+)— 2020-02-29 through  2020-02-29$25— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 29, 10:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 212. Looking for something to do with a child in your life? Come to this one-session introductory Tae Kwon Do and self-defense class. You, along with a young person in your life, will learn basic self-defense skills and leave with exercises to practice on your own. This is a class where adults and children 8 years and older can improve self-awareness together. We promise you quality time spent smiling and learning something new! Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374260666
Partner Dancing Made Easy— 2020-03-01 through  2020-03-01$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., March 1, 5-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 33. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231179
Collaborative Management (Online)— 2020-03-02 through  2020-03-27$245— OnlineView Details

4 Weeks, March 2-27. Whether you manage or lead people, collaborative skills are essential to help harness the energy of groups and teams for maximum performance and productivity. Learn to gain participation quickly, get input and buy-in for building consensus and plan for cooperation to get crucial projects completed. This course will help you explore the principles of collaborative management and gain insight on how to expand your collaborative skills for success of your team or organization. Average time online is 16 hours.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217364
Basic Programming Concepts (Online)— 2020-03-02 through  2020-03-27$195— OnlineView Details

4 Weeks, March 2-27. If you wish to communicate technically with programming teams or wish to code a bit yourself, this course is for you. A lot of programming languages are very similar, and knowing what is common between all programming languages will help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with programmers. Further, this course will help aspiring programmers get started or transition into any programming language. This course can be taken as part of a Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217178
Your Workplace Your Employees and the Law (Online)— 2020-03-02 through  2020-03-27$195— OnlineView Details

4 Weeks, March 2-27. Designed for non-lawyers, this course provides business owners, managers, supervisors, and HR professionals with a roadmap for effectively handling complicated employee-related issues that affect the legal-prone work environment of today. Each class contains guidelines, step-by-step compliance instructions, and practical leadership skills, methods and techniques that are proven techniques for successfully managing employees and for complying with state and federal workplace laws. For information or to register, go to www.nmc.edu/ees-online and click on UGotClass. This one-month course is 16 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374217143
Training the Mind: Buddhist Practice and Meditation— 2020-03-02 through  2020-03-09$45— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., March 2 and 9, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. Just as we have to train our physical body to keep it healthy, stable and strong, so must we also train our mind to be able to deal with the difficulties we all experience in life. From the Buddhist point of view, happiness and suffering do not fundamentally depend on external circumstances, but on the mind itself. Only training the mind allows us to eliminate suffering and establish genuine and lasting happiness. Explore topics of karma (cause and effect), disturbing emotions (anger, jealousy, pride, etc.) and learn techniques to create more happiness and peace in our lives and the lives of those around us.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223646
Zentangle Method for Mindfulness— 2020-03-03 through  2020-03-24$89— Face to FaceView Details

4 Tues., March 3-24, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. 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. Includes all materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231514
Touring Mediterranean Cuisine— 2020-03-03 through  2020-03-03$89— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 3, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Experience the Fruits de la Mer of the Mediterranean Sea! This region supports a wide range of culture and cuisines that all center on one bountiful body of water that yields nearly every form of seafood imaginable. Learn to cook and savor such great classics as Spanish Paella, Bouillabaisse from the south of France, Garithe me Fetta from Greece along with Tangines from Morocco, and more. A wide variety of side dishes and compliments will also be explored. Not a seafood fan? We will sneak in an alternative or two just for you! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226948
Low Back Pain and Sciatica— 2020-03-04 through  2020-03-04$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 4, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. If you are suffering with low back or sciatica pain and looking for natural ways to heal without medications, injections and surgery, this is for you! Learn easy-to-do self-treatment, how to determine what type of back pain you have, and what is causing your back to hurt. Also learn the #1 biggest mistake back pain sufferers make.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374222539
What was Psychoanalysis and What Does it Mean Today?— 2020-03-04 through  2020-03-04$39— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 4, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 218. No twentieth-century thinker exerted a more powerful influence on the way we speak about our problems than Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. Yet today, his work is almost universally dismissed or ignored by professional psychologists and psychiatrists. Why has this happened? And what was Freud's contribution to thought? This class will examine some of Freud's most important discoveries and teachings - the unconscious, the formation and splitting of the ego, desire and its repression, the transference, and the drives – in an attempt to answer the question, Can we do without Freud?

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374220864
Quantum Spirituality: Where Did You Get Those Genes— 2020-03-04 through  2020-03-04$35— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 4, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. What is quantum spirituality and how does it matter to your life? Join Kennith James Scott to study the new biology of Epigentics, where we are learning that as human beings we are not limited to the genetics of our ancestors or even our parents. Epigentics is showing us that we have far more control over our genetic destiny than previous scientific models based on DNA and RNA would lead us to believe.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374223867
Understanding Your DSLR Camera— 2020-03-04 through  2020-03-04$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 213. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and the newer mirror-less 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. 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, your user manual, and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374228139
Qigong to Increase Energy and Reduce Stress— 2020-03-05 through  2020-05-07$99— Face to FaceView Details

9 Thurs., March 5-May 7, (no class April 2), 5:30-6:30 p.m., Munson Community Health Center, Classroom D (550 Munson Ave.). Qigong is an ancient system of self-care and self-healing that combines slow gentle movement with breath and intention. It is currently seeing a resurgence because it is simple, easy to learn, can be done by anyone at any age and fitness level, and has tremendous benefits. Learn how to increase your energy, create more balance, and relax your mind. Walk out of the class each week with more vitality, flexibility, clarity and peace of mind. All are welcome!

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255281
Cooking for Teens: Mexican Food - Your New Favorite! (Ages 12-17) — 2020-03-07 through  2020-03-07$55— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 7, 10-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. TAC-O 'bout a fun cooking class! Teens will learn about different spices, techniques and recipes that go far beyond quesadillas and tacos. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and learn about both modern and traditional recipes inspired by different regions of Mexico. Viva Mexico! Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226971
Live Your Best Life: A Vision Board Retreat— 2020-03-07 through  2020-03-07$99— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Most of us have fleeting ideas of what we want to be, do, or have in our lives. But they remain just that: fleeting. After all, who has the time?! A Vision Board is a way to anchor to your dreams and to allow the magic of manifestation to work in your life. It's more than just slapping a picture onto a poster board. It's about first getting clear on your authentic life, letting go of what's in the way, and then clearly connecting with your dreams while designing a vision that calls to you. This workshop will give you the space you need to intentionally define your dreams and create a Vision Board that will effortlessly attract your ideal outcomes to you! Join instructor Christy Burich for presentation, discussion, group sharing, written exercises, meditation, quiet reflection, and guided creative space. This day-long retreat includes a one-hour break for lunch on your own. All materials provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 20. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374255559
Crochet Basics— 2020-03-09 through  2020-03-16$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Mon., March 9 and 16, 5:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 211. Discover the art of crocheting! From learning how to hold the crochet hook and yarn correctly to how to read a pattern, you will make a "sampler" dishcloth in the first class. Building on the basic chain stitch, single and double crochet, you will crochet in circles and squares for the second class and make an updated granny square. Leave with new skills and confidence to try a project on your own. All materials are provided.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374231651
Legal Nurse Consultant Training (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$1195— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, it provides the RN or PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically-related issues, and to appear in court as an expert witness. The course content provides a systematic review for those preparing to take the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) examination. Textbooks are not included in the cost. 42 hours online.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218420
Legal Secretary Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. Whether you are preparing for work in a law office or have experience, you will gain essential skills to be efficient and effective. Topics include legal terminology, legal process, jurisdiction, ethics, filing procedures, billing, accounting, records management, legal research, written communication, and much more. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. Required textbooks are listed and available through CLS, $89, (www.legalstudies.com). Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218501
Software Essentials for the Law Office (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. As a legal professional, you know how essential it is to keep your knowledge of current technology up-to-date. Course topics include: operating systems and peripheral devices; time tracking and billing software; database, case management and docket control software; litigation support software; and electronic discovery, trial presentation and graphics software Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. Textbook, Using Computers in the Law Office Bundle, is available through CLS, $209. Book details at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218713
Legal Investigation Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. If you are interested in a new career or presently working in the legal field, this course qualifies you to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies or private businesses, as well as state and federal government agencies, in the process of civil and criminal investigation. Areas covered include arson, products liability, forensics, employment accidents, professional malpractice and negligence, skip-tracing, and the role of a legal investigator. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. The required textbooks are available through CLS, $20. Book details at www.legalstudies.com. Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219061
GRE Test Preparation (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$300— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. Applying to Graduate school usually means taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test, which has three sections - analytical writing, verbal and quantitative. This online course, in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies, covers all sections: The Quantitative part features a math review and techniques for tackling the discrete quantitative and data interpretation questions that make up the math section of the GRE. The Analytical Writing and Verbal part prepares you for the three types of questions in the verbal section - reading, text completion, and sentence equivalence - and the two essay tasks. Practice on actual GRE questions from previous years and learn specific time-saving techniques for the computer-based test. The required textbook, The Official Guide to the GRE General Test is available through local or online bookstores (purchase prior to the course). Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218110
Employment Law Certificate Course (Online)— 2020-03-09 through  2020-04-24$995— OnlineView Details

7 weeks, March 9-April 24. Employment law is a branch of contract law that deals with relationships between employers and employees. This course covers statutes such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act, and others dealing with public employees. Topics include master and servant, wages and hours, anti-discrimination in employment, minimum wages and maximum hours, and regulation of working conditions. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. The required textbooks are available through CLS; book details at www.legalstudies.com.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374218035
Photoshop for Photographers— 2020-03-09 through  2020-03-09$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., March 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Building Rm. 120. Are you a photographer interested in using Photoshop software to improve your images? Photoshop can be a daunting program to master, so we will focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other artsy stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning and much more. Bring a few of your images on a thumb drive and leap into the world of Photoshop. You should be comfortable using a computer. Class is taught in a Mac lab, but the skills transfer easily to PC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374229636
Printmaking: Open Studio — 2020-03-10 through  2020-05-07$175— Face to FaceView Details

8 Tues. and Thurs., March 10-May 7, (no open studio March 31 and April 2). 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, and a limited number of stones for lithography. Artists must supply their own intaglio plates, paper and any other colored inks. There is a mandatory orientation session on the first day of class (Jan. 14, 2020). 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 = 374230914
Cooking for Teens: Mexican Food - Your New Favorite! (Ages 12-17) — 2020-03-10 through  2020-03-10$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 10, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. TAC-O 'bout a fun cooking class! Teens will learn about different spices, techniques and recipes that go far beyond quesadillas and tacos. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and learn about both modern and traditional recipes inspired by different regions of Mexico. Viva Mexico! Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226997
Pilates Fusion— 2020-03-10 through  2020-04-16$135— Face to FaceView Details

6 Tues. and Thurs., March 10-April 16, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120. Pilates Fusion fuses Yoga and balance training with traditional mat Pilates. Work your entire body without heavy weights, high impact jumping or extreme movements that can irritate your joints. Pilates is known for promoting intense core strengthening, while Yoga sculpts and stretches your body and mind. Both promote balance and alignment of major muscle groups. All fitness levels are accommodated during this fun class. Bring a yoga mat, water and hand towel. Shoes are optional. Join the fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374235825
Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms— 2020-03-10 through  2020-03-10$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 10, 6:30-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 219. Oyster mushrooms are the easiest cultivated mushrooms to grow, and they grow on waste materials. Their taste is mild and delicious, and oysters are healthy for you to eat. Come learn about the oyster mushroom and its cultivation. You will receive a specially-designed bag of growing medium, inoculated with mushroom spawn to take home with the knowledge to grow your own mushrooms! This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374219027
Afghanistan: Yesterday and Today and Tomorrow— 2020-03-10 through  2020-03-24$69— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 10 and 24, 1-3 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Learn about Afghanistan from Jack Segal, former Chief Political Adviser to NATO's operational military commander in Afghanistan. He will cover two distinct periods in Afghanistan's history. Learn about the British invasion (1842) through the Soviet invasion (1979-89) into the period of Taliban rule, and the 9/11 attacks. The second session addresses US military intervention (2001-present), Afghanistan's political evolution during that period and the prospects for a political settlement today.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224118
Watercolor Landscapes: Textures and Surfaces— 2020-03-11 through  2020-03-25$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., March 11-25, 6-8:30 p.m. , Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 112. Find out how to apply textures to get the impression of rocks, trees, skies, and water. Discover new and different watercolor papers while learning how to build layers of luminous color. Whether you are a beginner or pro, you will benefit from this instruction and be able to incorporate these practices into your painting. Get ready to be adventurous and implement a variety of tools that will energize you and your watercolor painting. Bring some reference images with you. All other materials are supplied.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230242
Adult Tap Dance— 2020-03-11 through  2020-03-25$39— Face to FaceView Details

3 Wed., March 11-25, 7-8 p.m., Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120. Tap your way into spring! We will begin this fun course with a tap warm up followed by a review of basic tap dancing steps, exercises, weight shifts, and a short routine. Classes are geared towards beginners as well as tappers who haven't been able to break out their shoes in a while. Wear comfortable clothing and hard-soled shoes. Taps aren't required, but they might be more fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 32. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374230058
What is 5G? Innovation? Hype? Apocalypse? — 2020-03-11 through  2020-03-18$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Weds., March 11 and 18, 2-5 p.m. University Center Rm. 209. 5G is the next generation of wireless communications. Verizon says, "It can change cities, industries and things we have not even thought of yet." Russia Today called 5G "a dangerous experiment on humanity." What is the threat? What wondrous opportunity awaits? By course end, participants will understand the hype and the risks 5G brings, and also be armed to examine the political implications this technology brings.

  • Seats available: Approximately 23. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374220576
Essential Skills for Photographers— 2020-03-11 through  2020-03-11$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., March 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. 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. 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, your user manual, and your questions.