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Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAn Introduction to Voiceovers (Online - Enroll Anytime)— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-31$49— OnlineView Details

Begin this online course anytime; actual course date and time will be arranged with the instructor. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall 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. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall to begin the course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666803
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBirds Up Close— 2019-11-14 through  2019-11-14$45— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 14, 6:30-9 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the robins head south and the chickadees huddle in the evergreens, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666924
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2019-11-14 through  2019-11-14$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 14, 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667141
Course ClosedCookie Decorating with Royal Icing— 2019-12-12 through  2019-12-12$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Decorated cookies make a colorful accent to an ordinary cookie tray. Gain tips for working with the dough and learn how to decorate beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making cookies you can stack, freeze or mail without disturbing the decorations. Discover piping techniques and designs using colored royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Leave with new ideas and skills to use for the holidays. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667202
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrepes Francaises Authentiques (CHANGED TO Nov. 14)— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 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 the 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667232
DIY Bath and Body Products for the Holidays— 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667277
Essential Skills for Photographers— 2019-12-02 through  2019-12-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Dec. 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667349
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEveryone Is an Artist— 2019-11-13 through  2019-11-13$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, an instructor of the popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, has developed a creativity kit that will engage seasoned artists and those who have never even considered themselves to be creative or artistic. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and receive hands-on instruction with the kit; using it as both a journal and sketchbook that will grow your ability to be present and enrich your world view. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost ($25). This class is ideal for those who have taken Learn to See or as a great introduction for anyone -- no previous art training or experience required. Open to adults and youth age 12+ (when accompanied by an enrolled adult).

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667354
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerExploring Watercolors (CHANGED to Nov. 19-Dec. 3)— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-26$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Nov. 12-26, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Expand your artistic ability while exploring the watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you will learn a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Bring a sketch or black and white photograph to use as a reference. Includes all other materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667367
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$99— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. 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 hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667421
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$139— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. 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 hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 43. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667429
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$179— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. 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 hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 44. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667432
Course ClosedFund Development Cohort— 2020-01-07 through  2020-02-11$349— Face to FaceView Details

Seats remain available. 6 Tues., Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Univer. Center Rm. 213. NMC and NorthSky are proud to offer a 5th Fund Development cohort, convening in January and February 2020, for experienced fund development professionals. Working together over 6 weeks, you will review, discuss and apply fundraising fundamentals to the issues and situations you and your organization are facing. Content will be customized and include: prospecting; long term relationship building; solicitations; board engagement; stewardship; communication flow; time management and writing compelling case statements. Walk away with greater confidence in your role and supportive relationships with peers. Participation is limited and by application only; email Evan Gray (egray@nmc.edu) for details and to receive an application. Apply by Nov. 30. Rotary Charities cares deeply about development of nonprofit organizations and has underwritten a significant portion, reducing the cost from $599 to $349.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667459
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone— 2019-11-21 through  2019-11-21$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 21, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Android is a powerful system behind all 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667829
Hiring and Managing Development Staff and Consultants — 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 07. Are you looking to add fund development staff? Are you in need of effective and practical ways of managing your development staff? Whether adding W-2 or contract positions, Christie Perdue, CFRE and principal of CP Consulting, will share her experience with you, introducing: examples of effective position announcements and interview questions that draw out the direct development experience of the applicant; helpful tools for fostering dialogue between staff, board and leaders to identify mission-focused weekly, monthly and annual goals for your development staff; and how an effective development staff accountability model can create a more productive staff and organization overall.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667987
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)— 2019-12-05 through  2019-12-05$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. 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. Register the adult-only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668034
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIncreasing Your Nonprofit Board Performance — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. As a nonprofit leader, you know that the performance of your board is a vital ingredient in the organization's ability to achieve success. But, what does effective board performance look like? And how can you help the board become more effective? This three-hour course offers practical tips and tools to increase the performance of a nonprofit Board of Directors. Participants will learn about board self-assessment tools and how to use them. They will also gain an understanding of the importance of board orientation and development, and how both help to increase performance long-term.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669638
Course ClosedKnitting: The Very Beginning— 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-23$39— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669551
Michigan Mammals Up Close — 2019-11-21 through  2019-11-21$55— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 21, 6-8:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the bears head to their dens this winter, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan mammals in the comfort of the lab using NMCs collection. Examine specimens up close and in your hands. We will check out hair, teeth, feet and wings to see how they make various mammals well suited for their environments. You will dissect an owl pellet and find out what it ate. You will learn to identify several species of smaller mammals, some of which you may never have seen before. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669141
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 and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. 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 49. 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— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-20$100— Face to FaceView Details

Begin this 4-Month Membership anytime and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. 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 57. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669074
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 a membership anytime and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. 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 68. 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— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-20$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 a membership anytime and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. 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 66. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669060
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPartner Dancing Made Easy— 2019-11-10 through  2019-11-10$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Nov. 10, 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 31. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668640
Photoshop for Photographers— 2019-12-09 through  2019-12-09$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668603
Santa's Workshop: Build a Windsor Comb-back Side Chair — 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-24$379— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 23 and 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Come to Santas workshop and unlock the mysteries of Windsor chair making. You will make a Comb-back Side Chair ready to serve you or a loved one for many generations. This comfortable, well- engineered chair fits any decor. 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, leveling uneven legs and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites; all skill levels welcome. All materials and tools provided. Bring a sack lunch. When you are done, leave with your personal hand-built chair.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668472
Course ClosedSigns of River Otters and Other Elusive Animals — 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 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 and takes place at Grass River Natural Area; meet at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire).

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668445
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSoup: Comfort in a Bowl — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The change of seasons from Summer to Fall is the perfect time of year to create soup recipes for comforting meals. Soups not only satisfy, but they make it easy to get in your 5-6 servings of vegetables in a day! You will learn to make scrumptious soups from scratch without a recipe. Join Chef Linda Szarkowski, raw food specialist, business owner, and microgreen farmer, in this plant-based course that is sure to add healthy and hearty meals to your winter table. 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 = 363668420
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSo You Want to Start a Nonprofit (CHANGED to Dec. 2)— 2019-11-12 through  2019-12-02$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Thinking about starting a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit but not sure what it takes? Or, grappling with the question of whether to be a nonprofit or for-profit entity? This course is a primer on the basic legal, tax and organizational requirements for forming and operating a nonprofit as compared to a for-profit. Working with Kate Redman, nonprofit attorney and founder of Commonplace, you will come away with a practical understanding of the basics for setting up a new tax-exempt organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668439
Start-up Fundamentals— 2019-12-10 through  2019-12-10$0— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, getting financed; or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Learn to determine concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning. Discover the steps necessary to launch your business. The $59 cost is underwritten by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668380
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Original Hot Yoga (30-class package) Start Anytime— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-31$289— Face to FaceView Details

It's an endless summer at Hot Yoga! 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 = 363668310
Understanding Your DSLR Camera— 2019-11-25 through  2019-11-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 25, 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 an understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669825
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 and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. 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 49. 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— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-20$100— Face to FaceView Details

Begin this 4-Month Membership anytime and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. 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 57. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669074
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 a membership anytime and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. 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 68. 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— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-20$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 a membership anytime and work out during open hours: Mon through Thurs, 6 am-8 pm; Fri 6 am-6:30 pm; and Sat, 8 am-noon. 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 66. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669060
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerThe Original Hot Yoga (30-class package) Start Anytime— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-31$289— Face to FaceView Details

It's an endless summer at Hot Yoga! 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 = 363668310
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerAn Introduction to Voiceovers (Online - Enroll Anytime)— 2019-08-24 through  2019-12-31$49— OnlineView Details

Begin this online course anytime; actual course date and time will be arranged with the instructor. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall 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. After enrolling, email info@voicesforall to begin the course.

  • Seats available: Approximately 24. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666803
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (1-2 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$99— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 1-2 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. 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 hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667421
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (3-4 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$139— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 3-4 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. 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 hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 43. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667429
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerForever Fit - Session 2 (5-6 hrs week)— 2019-11-04 through  2019-12-20$179— Face to FaceView Details

7 weeks, Nov. 4-Dec. 20 (no classes Nov. 28 & 29), 5-6 hours a week, NMC Main Campus, PE Bldg. Try before you buy! We are so sure you will love the Forever Fit classes, you are invited to try as many classes as you like during the week of Sept 9-13 for FREE! Designed for all ages and fitness levels, for less than $5 an hour (best price around), we will help you achieve your fitness goals. 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 hours per week you wish to participate, then attend the days and times that you choose. Daily schedule is subject to small changes. The Forever Fit package has 20 hours a week for a total of 300 fall hours of exercise classes! Start or continue your fitness journey at NMC.

  • Seats available: Approximately 44. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667432
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerPartner Dancing Made Easy— 2019-11-10 through  2019-11-10$35— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Nov. 10, 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 31. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668640
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerExploring Watercolors (CHANGED to Nov. 19-Dec. 3)— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-26$115— Face to FaceView Details

3 Tues., Nov. 12-26, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus Rm. 112. Expand your artistic ability while exploring the watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you will learn a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Bring a sketch or black and white photograph to use as a reference. Includes all other materials.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667367
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSo You Want to Start a Nonprofit (CHANGED to Dec. 2)— 2019-11-12 through  2019-12-02$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. Thinking about starting a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit but not sure what it takes? Or, grappling with the question of whether to be a nonprofit or for-profit entity? This course is a primer on the basic legal, tax and organizational requirements for forming and operating a nonprofit as compared to a for-profit. Working with Kate Redman, nonprofit attorney and founder of Commonplace, you will come away with a practical understanding of the basics for setting up a new tax-exempt organization.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668439
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrepes Francaises Authentiques (CHANGED TO Nov. 14)— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 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 the 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667232
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEveryone Is an Artist— 2019-11-13 through  2019-11-13$59— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth (Betsy) Abeel, an instructor of the popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, has developed a creativity kit that will engage seasoned artists and those who have never even considered themselves to be creative or artistic. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and receive hands-on instruction with the kit; using it as both a journal and sketchbook that will grow your ability to be present and enrich your world view. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost ($25). This class is ideal for those who have taken Learn to See or as a great introduction for anyone -- no previous art training or experience required. Open to adults and youth age 12+ (when accompanied by an enrolled adult).

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667354
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCloud Computing: What the Heck Is It— 2019-11-14 through  2019-11-14$39— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 14, 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 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667141
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBirds Up Close— 2019-11-14 through  2019-11-14$45— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 14, 6:30-9 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the robins head south and the chickadees huddle in the evergreens, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363666924
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIncreasing Your Nonprofit Board Performance — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m., University Center Rm. 07. As a nonprofit leader, you know that the performance of your board is a vital ingredient in the organization's ability to achieve success. But, what does effective board performance look like? And how can you help the board become more effective? This three-hour course offers practical tips and tools to increase the performance of a nonprofit Board of Directors. Participants will learn about board self-assessment tools and how to use them. They will also gain an understanding of the importance of board orientation and development, and how both help to increase performance long-term.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669638
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSoup: Comfort in a Bowl — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The change of seasons from Summer to Fall is the perfect time of year to create soup recipes for comforting meals. Soups not only satisfy, but they make it easy to get in your 5-6 servings of vegetables in a day! You will learn to make scrumptious soups from scratch without a recipe. Join Chef Linda Szarkowski, raw food specialist, business owner, and microgreen farmer, in this plant-based course that is sure to add healthy and hearty meals to your winter table. 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 = 363668420
Getting the Most from Your Android Tablet or Phone— 2019-11-21 through  2019-11-21$49— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 21, 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 207. Android is a powerful system behind all 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667829
Michigan Mammals Up Close — 2019-11-21 through  2019-11-21$55— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 21, 6-8:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 115. When the bears head to their dens this winter, explore the fascinating adaptations of Michigan mammals in the comfort of the lab using NMCs collection. Examine specimens up close and in your hands. We will check out hair, teeth, feet and wings to see how they make various mammals well suited for their environments. You will dissect an owl pellet and find out what it ate. You will learn to identify several species of smaller mammals, some of which you may never have seen before. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669141
Course ClosedKnitting: The Very Beginning— 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-23$39— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Nov. 23, 1:30-4:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 204. Is learning to knit on your bucket list? No more excuses! Enjoy this quick-start lesson that may help you find a new passion for handwork, fiber and color! Learn the basics from casting on, the knit stitch, and finish with a basic bind off. Leave with foundational skills to move ahead and tackle a simple scarf (pattern provided) which provides great practice. You are welcome to phone instructor Lindy Barnes if you have questions about which class fits your skill level: (928) 231-4396. Syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669551
Santa's Workshop: Build a Windsor Comb-back Side Chair — 2019-11-23 through  2019-11-24$379— Face to FaceView Details

Sat. and Sun., Nov. 23 and 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aero Park Labs Bldg. Area C/D. Come to Santas workshop and unlock the mysteries of Windsor chair making. You will make a Comb-back Side Chair ready to serve you or a loved one for many generations. This comfortable, well- engineered chair fits any decor. 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, leveling uneven legs and assembling your project. There are no prerequisites; all skill levels welcome. All materials and tools provided. Bring a sack lunch. When you are done, leave with your personal hand-built chair.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668472
Understanding Your DSLR Camera— 2019-11-25 through  2019-11-25$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Nov. 25, 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 an understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera 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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363669825
Essential Skills for Photographers— 2019-12-02 through  2019-12-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Dec. 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215. 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 18. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667349
DIY Bath and Body Products for the Holidays— 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667277
Hiring and Managing Development Staff and Consultants — 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$39— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 07. Are you looking to add fund development staff? Are you in need of effective and practical ways of managing your development staff? Whether adding W-2 or contract positions, Christie Perdue, CFRE and principal of CP Consulting, will share her experience with you, introducing: examples of effective position announcements and interview questions that draw out the direct development experience of the applicant; helpful tools for fostering dialogue between staff, board and leaders to identify mission-focused weekly, monthly and annual goals for your development staff; and how an effective development staff accountability model can create a more productive staff and organization overall.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667987
Course ClosedSigns of River Otters and Other Elusive Animals — 2019-12-03 through  2019-12-03$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 3, 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 and takes place at Grass River Natural Area; meet at Grass River Education Center (6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire).

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668445
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)— 2019-12-05 through  2019-12-05$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. 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. Register the adult-only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668034
Photoshop for Photographers— 2019-12-09 through  2019-12-09$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., Dec. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Beckett Bldg. Rm. 204. 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668603
Start-up Fundamentals— 2019-12-10 through  2019-12-10$0— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m.-noon, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, getting financed; or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Learn to determine concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning. Discover the steps necessary to launch your business. The $59 cost is underwritten by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.nmc.edu/ees and use Discount Code: FREE or call (231) 995-1700.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668380
Course ClosedCookie Decorating with Royal Icing— 2019-12-12 through  2019-12-12$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Decorated cookies make a colorful accent to an ordinary cookie tray. Gain tips for working with the dough and learn how to decorate beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making cookies you can stack, freeze or mail without disturbing the decorations. Discover piping techniques and designs using colored royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Leave with new ideas and skills to use for the holidays. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667202
Course ClosedFund Development Cohort— 2020-01-07 through  2020-02-11$349— Face to FaceView Details

Seats remain available. 6 Tues., Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Univer. Center Rm. 213. NMC and NorthSky are proud to offer a 5th Fund Development cohort, convening in January and February 2020, for experienced fund development professionals. Working together over 6 weeks, you will review, discuss and apply fundraising fundamentals to the issues and situations you and your organization are facing. Content will be customized and include: prospecting; long term relationship building; solicitations; board engagement; stewardship; communication flow; time management and writing compelling case statements. Walk away with greater confidence in your role and supportive relationships with peers. Participation is limited and by application only; email Evan Gray (egray@nmc.edu) for details and to receive an application. Apply by Nov. 30. Rotary Charities cares deeply about development of nonprofit organizations and has underwritten a significant portion, reducing the cost from $599 to $349.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667459
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