All Classes

This page displays all the noncredit classes coming up in the next few months. They are listed in course number order. Click on a title to expand details on any class. Use the Browse by Category directory at left to choose courses by topic. Classes for children are listed near the bottom by grade level. Find more info about our children's program here »

EART 151 -- Ceramics I -- Jun. 16 to Aug. 6

This is an introductory course consisting of instruction and development of hand-building skills and basic ceramic design. Students prove critical thinking and development of 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. Functional pottery, sculpture, and hybrids of these forms will be the focus of this course.

Registration Code = CRN 2123
Meeting dates = Jun. 16 to Aug. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #135
Instructor = Michael Torre
Cost = $413
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 525 -- Beyond Singing in the Shower - Voice Class for Anyone -- Apr. 14 to May. 12

Learn to be a better singer working with the voice you have, whether you want to sing in a choir, a group, or go solo. You will learn by doing as you work with breathing, tone, diction, performance anxiety, and preparing for solo work. Enjoy working with a variety of music as you explore the potential of your voice. Sing on! The required text "Sing Legato" by Kenneth Jennings may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3182
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to May. 12
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:45PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #05
Instructor = Kathleen Leach
Cost = $129
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 546 -- Stained Glass: Hands-on Intro -- Apr. 13 to May. 11

Discover the beauty of stained glass as you craft your own project. Beginning with a small project, you will learn basic techniques. With an emphasis on safety, learn to use glass cutters, grozing and breaking pliers, and the soldering iron. Gain experience in the use of foil, solder, and polish to give your piece that stunning finished look. The history and evolution of stained glass art will be discussed throughout. A list of items needed for class (approximate cost $100) will be mailed prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3143
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to May. 11
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-10:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Stained Glass Co.- 4160 E M72
Instructor = Shirley Triplett
Cost = $95
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 571 -- Beading Basics - Make Jewelry -- Apr. 30 to Apr. 30

Creating original, beautiful beaded jewelry is fun and easy. Learn the basic techniques through detailed instruction and hands-on practice. You’ll 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 simple and elegant necklace and earring set. Bring a small towel and your reading glasses. All other supplies provided.

Registration Code = CRN 2259
Meeting dates = Apr. 30 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #208
Instructor = Jennifer Helferich
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 596 -- Studio Recording-Workshop -- Jun. 13 to Jun. 13

Musicians, sound technicians, and the curious—discover the technology and techniques of today’s audio recording in a professional recording studio. Through discussion, demonstration, and a hands-on recording project, you will gain skills and critical experience. Learn techniques for mic set-up and line inputs for standard pop musical instruments. You will also learn software and hardware use for recording bed tracks, overdubbing, and base mixing. Designed for ages 16 and over. Plan for an hour lunch on your own.

Registration Code = CRN 2270
Meeting dates = Jun. 13 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #14
Instructor = Stephen Quick
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 602 -- Pottery Techniques-Beginning and Beyond -- Jun. 16 to Jul. 9

Beginners through advanced students—try all of the techniques and materials available in the NMC Ceramics Lab. You’ll work with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing. Open studio hours will be available on weekends for experimentation.

Registration Code = CRN 2263
Meeting dates = Jun. 16 to Jul. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #135
Instructor = Michael Torre
Cost = $219
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 628 -- Essential Skills for Photograp -- Jun. 3 to Jun. 3

Do you want to take better pictures? Practice and master the simple but essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture), and ISO. Learn to set the correct exposure and what the numbers mean. Learn how to expose photographs correctly and how to know and exploit the capabilities of digital cameras. Discover how to see and think like a photographer by exploring composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera.

Registration Code = CRN 2253
Meeting dates = Jun. 3 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 640 -- Understanding Your DSLR Camera -- May. 7 to May. 7

Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras are far more complex than their film counterparts. (You know that you have a DSLR camera if it has interchangeable lenses). Learn how to take better photos as well as identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain an understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera's settings such as exposure modes, the histogram, and much more. Bring your digital camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual and your questions.

Registration Code = CRN 2252
Meeting dates = May. 7 to May. 7
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 717 -- Nature Photography -- May. 27 to May. 27

Discover the world of nature photography as you explore three distinct types—landscape, close-up, and wildlife. Learn about the best times to capture the beauty of nature that you see through your own eyes. Gain tips on new digital techniques and tools. You will also find out how to approach wildlife, where to photograph, how to maximize color, how to compose a variety of scenes, and creative ways to view and share our natural world.

Registration Code = CRN 2258
Meeting dates = May. 27 to May. 27
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Charles St. Charles
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 722 -- Demystifying Computer Audio-Eqalizers, Compressors, & Melodyne -- May. 20 to May. 20

Home users and pros—explore the use of equalizers, compressors and Melodyne in NMC’s audio computer lab. Get hands-on as you learn strategies for effective EQ operations. You’ll learn to use dynamics processors including compressors. You’ll also observe the use of corrective software and discover how vocal tuning works. Class is limited to 12.

Registration Code = CRN 2268
Meeting dates = May. 20 to May. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #12
Instructor = Stephen Quick
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 758 -- Intuitive Painting -- Apr. 16 to May. 7

For people who want to play, paint, explore and engage in a process to discover their spontaneous creative side. The Intuitive Painting process allows you to paint without fear of being judged and without a plan. Experiment with color, form and texture to see where it takes you. Receive guidance to help you open up to take the next step and experience painting in a sacred space with inspired poetry, music and soulful conversation. No previous art experience or talent required. All materials are included.

Registration Code = CRN 3135
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to May. 7
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Ruth Ann McGrath-Priest
Cost = $99
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 771 -- Glass Fusion for the Garden -- Apr. 13 to Apr. 16

Do you love walking through your garden and watching everything grow? Now take some time to bling up your garden with fused glass art, made by you! Let yourself grow, too, by learning to cut colored glass to create a whimsical critter, a bug, garden stakes and a wind chime to bring your garden to life. You’ll also make a wall bud vase to hang inside for your lovely flowers. No prior experience is required. 2nd class meets Thurs., April 16, 6-8:30 pm. Your items will be fused and ready for pick up Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Registration Code = CRN 3149
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A
Instructor = Debra Anton-Coburn
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 772 -- Digital Photography for 50+ -- Jun. 11 to Jun. 18

Confused by all the buttons on your digital camera or even the language in your owner’s manual? Take the mystery out of the most common problems encountered by beginning photographers. Get hands-on experience while you explore the basic settings of your camera, get tips on how to improve your photography, and learn how to upload photos from your camera to your computer. Bring your camera with a fully charged battery, your owner’s manual, and your questions to this relaxed-pace class.

Registration Code = CRN 2255
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 772 -- Digital Photography for 50+ -- Mar. 19 to Mar. 26

Confused by all the buttons on your digital camera or even the language in your owner’s manual? Take the mystery out of the most common problems encountered by photographers. Get hands-on experience while you explore the basic settings of your camera, get tips on how to improve your photography, and learn how to upload photos from your camera to your computer. You’ll also learn the “how to” of sharing images and storing your photos. Bring your camera with a fully charged battery, your owner’s manual, and your questions to this relaxed pace class.

Registration Code = CRN 3154
Meeting dates = Mar. 19 to Mar. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #208
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $59
EEAC 780 -- The Summer Sketch Book -- Jun. 23 to Jun. 25

Join well-known illustrator/artist, Glenn Wolff, for three quiet mornings on the banks of the Boardman River. Designed for the artist, or would-be-artist, of any skill level who desires to untether digitally and reclaim the contemplative act of sketching and drawing. Explore a variety of drawing and illustration materials and techniques while sketching in-class from still lifes, artifacts, and in-the-field assignments. The goal: Sketchbook as your new PAD (Personal Analog Device) that will itself become a work of art/journal for the summer of 2015.

Registration Code = CRN 2302
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Jun. 25
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Glenn Wolff
Cost = $149
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 781 -- Introduction to Painted Floor Cloths -- Mar. 21 to Mar. 21

Floor Cloths are the “happy result” of enjoying bright colors and keeping floors clean. They are extremely durable, provide color and design for any room. Learn design, measurement, color and technique using acrylic paint as a medium. Be careful, they can become addictive. No previous art experience is necessary. Bring a sack lunch and your creativity. All supplies are included.

Registration Code = CRN 3139
Meeting dates = Mar. 21 to Mar. 21
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Nancy Honchell
Cost = $69
EEAC 789 -- The Mysterious Mobius Knitted Scarf -- May. 12 to May. 19

A Möbius is a surface with one continuous side formed by joining the ends of a rectangular strip after twisting one end 180°. Although the knitting is not difficult, you’ll learn some very special techniques you’ve probably never used before, techniques that will “unfurl like magic on your needle”. This scarf will be knitted on a 47"-60" circular needle with no seams. A supply list is provided upon registration which includes a required $20 text to be purchased and downloaded online. Homework is necessary in order to learn the special bind-off during the final class. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, bind-off, knit, and purl are required.

Registration Code = CRN 2251
Meeting dates = May. 12 to May. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:30PM-03:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 793 -- Floor Cloth Table Topper -- Apr. 18 to Apr. 18

A table topper (modified floor cloth) is a decorative table runner made of heavy canvas or treated duck cloth and adds a finishing touch to a kitchen or dining room table. “Quilted” table runners are the result of loving fabric scraps and bright colors. This type of quilting requires no sewing and is a very forgiving process. It differs from the painted floor cloth by using both fabric scraps and paint. They are both functional and durable. Please bring a hairdryer. All other materials will be provided, but if you have certain colors you desire, feel free to bring your own fabric and acrylic paints. Finished table topper is approximately 18"x38". Bring a sack lunch.

Registration Code = CRN 3176
Meeting dates = Apr. 18 to Apr. 18
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-03:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Nancy Honchell
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 794 -- Crochet Basics -- Apr. 29 to May. 6

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. Includes all materials.

Registration Code = CRN 3178
Meeting dates = Apr. 29 to May. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #211
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 795 -- Time-Lapse & Star Photography -- May. 19 to May. 19

Capture the night sky as you learn how to take photographs at regular intervals for a time-lapse effect. Discover how to make each image a frame in a video so you can create videos that speed up time. Find out how to take images of the night sky, what equipment to use, and what settings to use. Combine these techniques to make time lapse videos that show stars and meteors moving across the sky as the earth spins underneath your camera. We’ll spend a little time at the computer and learn how to process your star photos. This is geared toward a more advanced photographer.

Registration Code = CRN 2257
Meeting dates = May. 19 to May. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #101
Instructor = Charles St. Charles
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 798 -- An Intro to Adobe Lightroom -- May. 11 to May. 18

Learn the basics of Adobe Lightroom, one of the newer photo editing programs available. Compare its benefits versus other editing software. In this hands-on class, go step-by-step through the process of importing, editing and exporting images. Understand how Lightroom can integrate with Photoshop. Please bring some of your own images, preferably a RAW format to practice on in class. This course is taught in a Mac lab, but the software is the same on a Windows-PC.

Registration Code = CRN 2256
Meeting dates = May. 11 to May. 18
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #120
Instructor = Dan Carlson
Cost = $85
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 799 -- Glass Fusion: Coasters & Serving Bowls -- Jun. 23 to Jun. 25

Learn basic glass cutting techniques and use an array of glass materials to create your own unique kiln-formed pair of colorful art glass coasters and a large plate for decoration or daily use! Easy to make, even if you’ve never worked with glass before! Sprinkle various colored frits (crushed glass), confetti (glass shards) and stringers (glass strings) to create exciting effects. Your glass pieces will be melted (fused) and formed into a shape that you’ll pick up the following week. No prior experience is necessary. Use of tools and all materials are included.

Registration Code = CRN 2250
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Jun. 25
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #32
Instructor = Debra Anton-Coburn
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 800 -- Texturing Watercolors -- Aug. 12 to Aug. 13

Explore how to create unique and exciting textures in your watercolor paintings. Apply these techniques to a nature painting and allow the textures to become rocks, grass, skies, tree bark, fields and more! Beginners and pros alike will benefit from this instruction and be able to incorporate it into their own work. Get ready to be adventurous and learn about a variety of tools that will give your watercolor paintings new life and excitement. All materials supplied.

Registration Code = CRN 2301
Meeting dates = Aug. 12 to Aug. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 801 -- Fine Art of Funky Faces - Sipping & Painting Series -- Jun. 2 to Jun. 23

A June evening, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters – this has your name on it. Designed for the beginning artist, you will apply the techniques of a great contemporary art legend – Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, or Kirchner - as you create an imaginative portrait. You will use color and exaggeration expressively. Held at different Leelanau wineries, each begins with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you’ll learn about the featured artist and use paint and color in new expressive ways. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. All materials are provided including aprons - and you will leave with your own 16"x 20" acrylic painting. You must be 21. Register for any or all. June 2 and 16 meet at Ciccone Vineyard, 10343 E. Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay. June 9 and 23 meet at 45 North Winery, 8580 E. Horn Rd., Lake Leelanau.

Registration Code = CRN 2299
Meeting dates = Jun. 2 to Jun. 23
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $239
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 802 -- Fine Art of Funky Faces - Sipping & Painting Picasso -- Jun. 2 to Jun. 2

A June evening, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters – this has your name on it. Designed for the beginning artist, you will apply the techniques of a great contemporary art legend – Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, or Kirchner - as you create an imaginative portrait. You will use color and exaggeration expressively. Held at different Leelanau wineries, each begins with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you’ll learn about the featured artist and use paint and color in new expressive ways. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. All materials are provided including aprons - and you will leave with your own 16"x 20" acrylic painting. You must be 21. Register for any or all. June 2 and 16 meet at Ciccone Vineyard, 10343 E Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay. June 9 and 23 meet at 45 North Winery, 8580 E. Horn Rd., Lake Leelanau.

Registration Code = CRN 2293
Meeting dates = Jun. 2 to Jun. 2
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 803 -- Fine Art of Funky Faces - Sipping & Painting Kirchner -- Jun. 9 to Jun. 9

A June evening, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters – this has your name on it. Designed for the beginning artist, you will apply the techniques of a great contemporary art legend – Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, or Kirchner - as you create an imaginative portrait. You will use color and exaggeration expressively. Held at different Leelanau wineries, each begins with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you’ll learn about the featured artist and use paint and color in new expressive ways. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. All materials are provided including aprons - and you will leave with your own 16"x 20" acrylic painting. You must be 21. Register for any or all. June 2 and 16 meet at Ciccone Vineyard, 10343 E Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay. June 9 and 23 meet at 45 North Winery, 8580 E. Horn Rd., Lake Leelanau.

Registration Code = CRN 2294
Meeting dates = Jun. 9 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 804 -- Fine Art of Funky Faces - Sipping & Painting Modigliani -- Jun. 16 to Jun. 16

A June evening, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters – this has your name on it. Designed for the beginning artist, you will apply the techniques of a great contemporary art legend – Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, or Kirchner - as you create an imaginative portrait. You will use color and exaggeration expressively. Held at different Leelanau wineries, each begins with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you’ll learn about the featured artist and use paint and color in new expressive ways. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. All materials are provided including aprons - and you will leave with your own 16"x 20" acrylic painting. You must be 21. Register for any or all. June 2 and 16 meet at Ciccone Vineyard, 10343 E Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay. June 9 and 23 meet at 45 North Winery, 8580 E. Horn Rd., Lake Leelanau.

Registration Code = CRN 2296
Meeting dates = Jun. 16 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 805 -- Fine Art of Funky Faces - Sipping & Painting Matisse -- Jun. 23 to Jun. 23

A June evening, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters – this has your name on it. Designed for the beginning artist, you will apply the techniques of a great contemporary art legend – Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, or Kirchner - as you create an imaginative portrait. You will use color and exaggeration expressively. Held at different Leelanau wineries, each begins with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you’ll learn about the featured artist and use paint and color in new expressive ways. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. All materials are provided including aprons - and you will leave with your own 16"x 20" acrylic painting. You must be 21. Register for any or all. June 2 and 16 meet at Ciccone Vineyard, 10343 E Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay. June 9 and 23 meet at 45 North Winery, 8580 E. Horn Rd., Lake Leelanau.

Registration Code = CRN 2297
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Jun. 23
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 146 -- Intro to Photoshop Elements -- Jun. 10 to Jun. 17

Learn the basics of Photoshop Elements, a software similar to the regular Photoshop program, but especially good for beginners and for those wanting to work with digital photos. Learn how to sharpen out-of-focus pictures, touch up faces, fix red eye, enhance outdoor shots, and prepare photos to send via e-mail. Basic computer experience is required.

Registration Code = CRN 2207
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Thomas Auch
Cost = $85
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 165 -- Excel 2010: Formatting Worksheets, Charts, and Graphics -- Mar. 26 to Mar. 26

Are you bored with sleepy spreadsheets that all look the same? Tired of not getting your information across? Learn the ABC's of using charts, graphs, fonts, borders, shading, and more to produce spreadsheets that communicate better and really get attention. Discover five formatting guidelines that apply to any worksheet. Leave with a pack of professional tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet. Basic Excel skills required. SOFTWARE VERSION: Office 2010.

Registration Code = CRN 2982
Meeting dates = Mar. 26 to Mar. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $39
EEBC 168 -- Intro to QuickBooks/QuickBooks Pro -- May. 8 to Jun. 5

Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. You’ll 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2199
Meeting dates = May. 8 to Jun. 5
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #202
Instructor = Holly Rudolph
Cost = $175
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 168 -- Intro to QuickBooks/QuickBooks Pro -- Jul. 17 to Aug. 7

Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks for your small business accounting. You’ll 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2200
Meeting dates = Jul. 17 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #202
Instructor = Holly Rudolph
Cost = $175
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 168 -- Intro to QuickBooks/QuickBooks Pro -- Mar. 20 to Apr. 17

Learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks or modify QuickBooks to get the information you need to run your business. You will also learn how to invoice customers, buy merchandise, pay bills, reconcile bank accounts, set up payroll, and more. There will be plenty of time for questions about QuickBooks. The cost is partially underwritten by SBTDC. Text is included in the cost. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of Windows and basic keyboarding skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3027
Meeting dates = Mar. 20 to Apr. 17
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #217
Instructor = Holly Rudolph
Cost = $175
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBC 170 -- Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 -- Jun. 3 to Jun. 10

Any presentation is more enjoyable with eye-catching, interactive, and dynamic visuals. Learn the basics of creating a slide show and graphic slides. Design and format a presentation, apply template designs, incorporate text, graphics, audio, and add animation and transition effects. A working knowledge of windows and Microsoft Word is required.

Registration Code = CRN 2192
Meeting dates = Jun. 3 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 174 -- Designing Web Pages Using HTML - Level I -- Jun. 9 to Jun. 16

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 web sites 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. Price includes text.

Registration Code = CRN 2211
Meeting dates = Jun. 9 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #202
Instructor = Stephen Kellman
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 180 -- Introduction to Photoshop -- Apr. 13 to Apr. 27

Get acquainted with Photoshop CS6, one of the most advanced photo-editing tools on the market (not to be confused with Photoshop Elements) Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the basic tools of this sophisticated program including lasso (isolating and working with any component), rubber stamp (cloning), filtering, and more. The course is taught in a Mac lab, but the software is the same on a Windows-PC; Windows or Macintosh experience required.

Registration Code = CRN 3014
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #120
Instructor = Thomas Auch
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 180 -- Introduction to Photoshop -- Jul. 7 to Jul. 21

Get acquainted with Photoshop CS6, one of the most advanced photo-editing tools on the market (not to be confused with Photoshop Elements) Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the basic tools of this sophisticated program including lasso (isolating and working with any component), rubber stamp (cloning), filtering, and more. The course is taught in a Mac lab, but the software is the same on a Windows-PC; Windows or Macintosh experience required.

Registration Code = CRN 2208
Meeting dates = Jul. 7 to Jul. 21
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #204
Instructor = Thomas Auch
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 219 -- Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos -- Jun. 18 to Jun. 18

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 them organized and pick up tips for basic photo editing in this hands-on workshop. Work with file management, naming conventions, digital camera memory, transferring photos, and basic functions of photo editing.

Registration Code = CRN 2206
Meeting dates = Jun. 18 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 219 -- Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos -- Apr. 8 to Apr. 8

If you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them. Learn how to keep your photos organized on the computer, and pick up tips for basic photo editing in this hands-on workshop. Work with file management, naming conventions, digital camera memory, transferring photos, and basic functions of photo editing.

Registration Code = CRN 3007
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Apr. 8
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 236 -- Sell Like an eBay Pro -- May. 28 to May. 28

Sell on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of some eBay basics, you’ll walk through the process of selling safely and profitably. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to research your item’s potential value, write descriptions, post pictures, monitor bidding, and ship efficiently to maximize your success using eBay.

Registration Code = CRN 2202
Meeting dates = May. 28 to May. 28
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 250 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2010 -- May. 6 to May. 20

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel 2010 and create highly useful spreadsheets to organize your data. In our computer lab, work along with the instructor as you create a new spreadsheet; learn the functions; and navigation tools, edit data, enter formulas, and save and update your workbook. Gain experience working with data as you learn how to use formulas, move data, add rows and columns, use format functions, and create basic use graphs. Save time and effort with the enhanced skills gained in this course.

Registration Code = CRN 2187
Meeting dates = May. 6 to May. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 269 -- Boost Your Computer's Performance -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 14

Is your once robust and vibrant computer sluggish as a snail? Learn how to identify causes that slow your computer and get it humming at top speed again in this hands-on session. Explore several effective and free software programs for repairing and tuning your computer. Develop a strategy to prevent future problems and leave with the confidence to do this on your own at home. A working knowledge of computers is required.

Registration Code = CRN 2985
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 272 -- Internet Basics -- Apr. 9 to Apr. 9

Join in the fun and browse great websites while learning tricks and techniques for effective use of the Internet. Learn to send and receive emails, attachment documents, and send photos or even YouTube videos. Discover the convenience of using the web for research, shopping, driving directions, banking, and chat, while learning Internet safety and security measures. This course is ideal for the new Internet user as well as those who want to enhance their skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3025
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Apr. 9
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 282 -- You and Your Laptop -- Apr. 8 to Apr. 8

Bring your laptop to this session for a crash course in the use of special features. Gain tips and tricks to help you with your mobile computing needs. Learn about controls and settings to help you adjust your computer to different lighting, adjust sound, attach devices, and set up the internet when your are away from home. A question and answer session will provide you with some personalized information.

Registration Code = CRN 2990
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Apr. 8
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #06
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 290 -- Intro to Adobe InDesign -- Apr. 22 to May. 6

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’ll appreciate this intuitive page-layout application. Basic knowledge of computer applications required.

Registration Code = CRN 3004
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to May. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #120
Instructor = Stephen Kellman
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- Jun. 9 to Jun. 9

Explore the ins and outs of the iPhone. Learn how to use it as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From the basics of identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you’ll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2180
Meeting dates = Jun. 9 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

Explore the ins and outs of the iPhone. Learn how to use it as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From the basics of identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you'll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2962
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- Aug. 5 to Aug. 5

Explore the ins and outs of the iPhone. Learn how to use it as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From the basics of identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you’ll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2182
Meeting dates = Aug. 5 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- May. 21 to May. 21

Explore the ins and outs of the iPhone. Learn how to use it as your calendar, your address book, your computer, and even your personal assistant. From the basics of identifying function buttons and settings to using Safari to access the internet and everything in between, you’ll discover tips and techniques to get the most out of this powerful smart phone. Bring your iPhone to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2179
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 302 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPad -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 16

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. In this hands-on session, you’ll discover what it can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connection like as Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos and the world. Bring your iPad to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2972
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 302 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPad -- Jul. 22 to Jul. 22

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. In this hands-on session, you’ll discover what it can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connection like Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos and the world. Bring your iPad to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2178
Meeting dates = Jul. 22 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 302 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPad -- Jun. 16 to Jun. 16

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. In this hands-on session, you’ll discover what it can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connection like Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos and the world. Bring your iPad to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2177
Meeting dates = Jun. 16 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 312 -- How to Build a Website -- Jun. 3 to Jun. 3

Should you build a website yourself or hire an expert? Walk through the steps necessary to construct a simple website while avoiding the pitfalls that commonly occur. Learn how to register a domain name and develop and maintain your site to keep it fresh and attract traffic. Discussions include determining content, choosing a web host, and evaluating a variety of free and pay-for-service content management systems. Leave with practical tips and useful information to guide your next steps.

Registration Code = CRN 2210
Meeting dates = Jun. 3 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 325 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2013 -- Apr. 17 to May. 1

Learn the fundamentals of Excel 2013. This course is designed for new Microsoft Excel users who have recently acquired the 2013 version of Excel. Worksheets are the heart of the program. Learn to set up new worksheets and chose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how new smart features will fill in data quickly reducing data entry time. Then, working in our computer lab, you will gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and your improved work efficiency that will come with your new skills.

Registration Code = CRN 2974
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to May. 1
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 325 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2013 -- May. 28 to Jun. 11

Learn the fundamentals of Excel 2013. This course is designed for new Microsoft Excel users who have recently acquired the 2013 version of Excel. Worksheets are the heart of the program. Learn to set up new worksheets and chose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how new smart features will fill in data quickly reducing data entry time. Then, working in our computer lab, you will gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and your improved work efficiency that will come with your new skills.

Registration Code = CRN 2188
Meeting dates = May. 28 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #201
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 325 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2013 -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 12

Learn the fundamentals of Excel 2013. This course is designed for new Microsoft Excel users who have recently acquired the 2013 version of Excel. Worksheets are the heart of the program. Learn to set up new worksheets and chose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how new smart features will fill in data quickly reducing data entry time. Then, working in our computer lab, you will gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and your improved work efficiency that will come with your new skills.

Registration Code = CRN 2190
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 327 -- Expanding Your Social Media Op -- Jul. 23 to Jul. 23

Social Media grows in popularity every day, changing the way we communicate with each other. But what exactly is Social Media? Explore the most popular Social Media sites including social news like Reddit; social bookmarking with Delicious; social networking including Facebook and LinkedIn; photo/video sharing including Pinterest, Vine and YouTube; livestreaming/microblogging sites like Twitter; and social review sites including Angie’s List and Yelp. Get a comprehensive overview of the most popular sites, what they offer, how you sign up, and the pros and cons of joining social media sites.

Registration Code = CRN 2140
Meeting dates = Jul. 23 to Jul. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 327 -- Expanding Your Social Media Op -- Apr. 22 to Apr. 22

Social Media grows in popularity every day, changing the way we communicate with each other. But what exactly is Social Media? Explore the most popular Social Media sites including social news like Reddit; social bookmarking with Delicious; social networking including Facebook and LinkedIn; photo/video sharing including Pinterest, Vine and YouTube; livestreaming/microblogging sites like Twitter; and social review sites including Angie’s List and Yelp. Get a comprehensive overview of the most popular sites, what they offer, how you sign up, and the pros and cons of joining social media sites.

Registration Code = CRN 2935
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to Apr. 22
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 328 -- 10 Things You Should Know about Facebook -- Jun. 16 to Jun. 16

Having trouble keeping up with the changes on Facebook? Review the top ten aspects every user needs to know about settings and use. Walk through the process to change your settings and optimize your account so it works for you. Learn about the variety of security and operation settings that can impact your privacy. Discover advanced features that allow you to connect to the world or to just your friends. For current Facebook users. Participants need to have a Facebook account; bring your login and password to class.

Registration Code = CRN 2209
Meeting dates = Jun. 16 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 329 -- Get the Most from Your Android Smartphone -- Jul. 16 to Jul. 16

Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Explore the ins and outs of Android technology for tablets and smart phones. Learn important navigation and operational tricks to efficiently and effectively use your device. You’ll learn about 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 device to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2176
Meeting dates = Jul. 16 to Jul. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 329 -- Get the Most from Your Android Smartphone -- May. 12 to May. 12

Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Explore the ins and outs of Android technology for tablets and smart phones. Learn important navigation and operational tricks to efficiently and effectively use your device. You’ll learn about 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 device to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2175
Meeting dates = May. 12 to May. 12
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 331 -- What's New with Windows 8 -- May. 21 to May. 21

Review the new Windows 8 operating system and gain an understanding of what this upgrade provides to users. If you have a laptop with Windows 8, bring it to class. If you don’t have one a demonstration is provided. Compare Windows 8 to the traditional desktop. Learn where the shortcuts are for both keyboard and mouse - and touch, if you have a touch screen. You will leave with a set of useful tools for your reference. Bring a laptop with Windows 8 if you have one.

Registration Code = CRN 2198
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 331 -- What's New with Windows 8 -- Apr. 10 to Apr. 10

Review the new Windows 8 operating system and gain an understanding of what this upgrade provides to users. If you have a laptop with Windows 8, bring it to class. If you don’t have one a demonstration is provided. Compare Windows 8 to the traditional desktop. Learn where the shortcuts are for both keyboard and mouse - and touch, if you have a touch screen. You will leave with a set of useful tools for your reference.

Registration Code = CRN 3022
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Apr. 10
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 332 -- PowerPoint: Overcoming Common Issues -- May. 19 to May. 19

Conquer the challenges Power Point users typically face when preparing a presentation. Hands-on learning includes time saving composition tips, importing and formatting slides, embedding video or hyperlinks, using time settings, creating handouts, and using narration.

Registration Code = CRN 2193
Meeting dates = May. 19 to May. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 332 -- PowerPoint: Overcoming Common Issues -- Aug. 13 to Aug. 13

Conquer the challenges Power Point users typically face when preparing a presentation. Hands-on learning includes time saving composition tips, importing and formatting slides, embedding video or hyperlinks, using time settings, creating handouts, and using narration.

Registration Code = CRN 2194
Meeting dates = Aug. 13 to Aug. 13
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 335 -- Excel 2013: Sorting, Filters, Pivot Tables -- Aug. 17 to Aug. 17

Pivot tables and these other advanced features of Microsoft Excel are perfect if you create lists of information like inventories or download data from a database. Learn how to take large amounts of data and quickly pivot it into useful reports. Understand how to use Excel’s built in sorting, filtering, and pivot table features without difficulty and start using them immediately to more easily manage your large amounts of data. Basic Excel skills required.

Registration Code = CRN 2191
Meeting dates = Aug. 17 to Aug. 17
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 336 -- Excel 2013: Formatting Worksheets, Charts, Graphics -- Aug. 18 to Aug. 18

Are you bored with sleepy spreadsheets that all look the same? Tired of not getting your information across? Learn the ABC’s of using charts, graphs, fonts, borders, shading, and more to produce spreadsheets that communicate better and really get attention. Discover five formatting guidelines that apply to any worksheet. Leave with a pack of professional tips for brilliant, distinctive output every time, on every worksheet. Basic Excel skills required.

Registration Code = CRN 2189
Meeting dates = Aug. 18 to Aug. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 337 -- Home Computer Security -- Jun. 18 to Jun. 18

Is your home computer secure? Hackers target computers for important information such as bank account numbers and personal data. This session will discuss these issues and provide you with important steps needed to protect your information. Examine Windows security and internet browser settings and what they mean and how they affect your computer. Understand the importance of software updates, user accounts, and how to choose anti-virus software.

Registration Code = CRN 2201
Meeting dates = Jun. 18 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = David Weaver
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 337 -- Home Computer Security -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

Is your home computer secure? Hackers target computers for important information such as bank account numbers and personal data. This session will discuss these issues and provide you with important steps needed to protect your information. Examine Windows security and internet browser settings and what they mean and how they affect your computer. Understand the importance of software updates, user accounts, and how to choose anti-virus software. Dave Weaver is a certified Desktop Support Specialist responsible for maintenance of NMC’s University Center Computers.

Registration Code = CRN 2988
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = David Weaver
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 338 -- Microsoft Word Skills: Level 1 (2010 or 2013) -- Apr. 9 to Apr. 16

Save time, effort, and frustration and enjoy new productivity skills gained in this course. Taught in a computer lab, you will focus on the Word skills that most employers will expect you to know. Topics include: • Developing a good filing system for your documents • Learn to insert and work with text, date & time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, columns, shapes, headers & footers, page numbering • Learn to use edit and format tools • Learn how to customize the Word program for your individual needs This is a great start toward using Microsoft Word with confidence.

Registration Code = CRN 2991
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 338 -- Microsoft Word Skills: Level 1 (2010 or 2013) -- Jun. 17 to Jun. 24

Save time, effort, and frustration and enjoy new productivity skills gained in this course. Taught in a computer lab, you will focus on the Word skills that most employers will expect you to know. Topics include: • Discovering the power of the software and learning to navigate through it • Developing a good filing system for your documents • Learning to insert text, date & time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, and shapes • Learning to use basic format tools This is a great start toward using Microsoft Word with confidence.

Registration Code = CRN 2183
Meeting dates = Jun. 17 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 339 -- Basic Computer Skills I -- Jun. 9 to Jun. 16

This skills-based course taught in a computer lab focuses on tools you need to know to effectively use your personal computer. Get the skills most employers seek in today’s job market. They include: • Navigating your computer • Customizing, filing, finding, managing content • Accessories, multi-media • Web browsing, • Privacy and security End your frustration and start using your computer with confidence!

Registration Code = CRN 2195
Meeting dates = Jun. 9 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 339 -- Basic Computer Skills I -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 30

This skills-based course taught in a computer lab focuses on tools you need to know to effectively use your personal computer. Get the skills most employers seek in today’s job market. They include: • Navigating your computer • Customizing, filing, finding, managing content • Accessories, multi-media • Web browsing, • Privacy and security End your frustration and start using your computer with confidence!

Registration Code = CRN 3016
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 342 -- Basic Computer Skills II: Using the Internet -- Jul. 7 to Jul. 7

Build on the skills you learned in Basic Computer Skills I, and start using the internet like a pro. Topics include: • Navigating the internet • Downloading and uploading • History and bookmarks • Multi-media set up including sound, players, and add-ons • Privacy and security Stop your frustration and start using your computer with confidence. Basic Computer Skills I is highly recommended prior to taking this course. This course replaces Internet Basics in the NMC Computer Certificate Program.

Registration Code = CRN 2197
Meeting dates = Jul. 7 to Jul. 7
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 342 -- Basic Computer Skills II: Using the Internet -- May. 7 to May. 7

Build on the skills you learned in Basic Computer Skills I, and start using the internet like a pro. Topics include: • Navigating the internet • Downloading and uploading • History and bookmarks • Multi-media set up including sound, players, and add-ons • Privacy and security Stop your frustration and start using your computer with confidence. Basic Computer Skills I is highly recommended prior to taking this course. This course replaces Internet Basics in the NMC Computer Certificate Program.

Registration Code = CRN 2196
Meeting dates = May. 7 to May. 7
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 343 -- Google Docs-Word Processing -- Jun. 11 to Jun. 18

Save time, effort, and frustration and enjoy new productivity skills. Taught in a computer lab, you will focus on word processing tools found in Google Docs software. Many businesses and organizations are now using Google apps and are now expecting employees to know these programs. Topics include: • Accessing, editing and sharing documents • Developing a good filing system for your documents • Inserting and working with text, date and time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, columns, shapes, headers and footers, page numbering • Learning to use edit and format tools Start using Google Docs with confidence.

Registration Code = CRN 2203
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 344 -- Google Spreadsheets -- Jun. 25 to Jul. 2

Save time, effort, and frustration and enjoy new productivity skills gained in this course. Taught in a computer lab, you will focus on spreadsheets tools found in Google Spreadsheets software. Many businesses and organizations are now using Google apps and are now expecting employees to know these programs. Topics include: • Accessing, editing and sharing documents • Developing a good filing system for your documents • Inserting and working with cells, columns, rows, text, date and time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, shapes, headers and footers, page numbering • Learning to use edit and format tools Start using Google Spreadsheets with confidence.

Registration Code = CRN 2204
Meeting dates = Jun. 25 to Jul. 2
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 345 -- Microsoft Excel: Functions & Formulas -- Apr. 7 to Apr. 14

Gain advanced Excel skills in this hands-on course on functions and formulas. Your boss will love your increased speed and improved work efficiency. Topics include: • Employing logical functions, conditional functions, financial functions, text functions, date functions and array formulas • Using lookup functions, match and index to find values in a spreadsheet • Helpful tips for simplifying formulas using range names • Troubleshooting techniques including error checking, watch windows, evaluating formulas and using tracers Prerequisite: MS Excel Intermediate Level Skills or greater. To help determine your skill level, go to www.nmc.edu/ees click on computer training to find a skills checklist.

Registration Code = CRN 3002
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 346 -- Microsoft Word Level II -- Jul. 15 to Jul. 22

Continue building your proficiency with Microsoft Word software. In our computer lab, work through hands-on activities with our instructor and go beyond the basics. • Learn to work with headers and footers, charts, tables, graphics • Learn to create an outline • Continue working with formatting, styles, and templates • Use Auto Correct and other auto functions • Export and save into other document types Increase your effectiveness and satisfaction with your new word processing skills. MS Word Level I is highly recommended, but can be waived with instructor approval.

Registration Code = CRN 2185
Meeting dates = Jul. 15 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 346 -- Microsoft Word Level II -- May. 5 to May. 12

Continue building your proficiency with Microsoft Word software. In our computer lab, work through hands-on activities with our instructor and go beyond the basics. • Learn to work with headers and footers, charts, tables, graphics • Learn to create an outline • Continue working with formatting, styles, and templates • Use Auto Correct and other auto functions • Export and save into other document types Increase your effectiveness and satisfaction with your new word processing skills. MS Word Level I is highly recommended, but can be waived with instructor approval.

Registration Code = CRN 2184
Meeting dates = May. 5 to May. 12
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 347 -- Mastering MS Word - Advanced Skills -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 28

Are you ready to get ahead of the pack as a professional, working on a book, conducting research, or collaborating on projects? Focus on building the skills you need to produce quality work. You’ll learn to: • Create document sections • Create table of contents and index pages • Track changes and work with comments • Finalize documents • Save a document as a webpage Successful completion of MS Word Level II or instructor approval is required.

Registration Code = CRN 2186
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 28
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 348 -- Cloud Computing Essentials -- May. 14 to May. 14

Cloud computing enables you to access software and information on demand from your computer, phone, or tablet anywhere the internet is accessible. Gain important understanding of what the cloud is, how it can be used, and why you need to understand it. Learn how to sync your data across all your devices so your information is updated and available in all places on all devices. Discover the multitude of products and services you can access and use. Includes information on ways to keep your data safe and secure. Bring your own device.

Registration Code = CRN 2172
Meeting dates = May. 14 to May. 14
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 348 -- Cloud Computing Essentials -- Jul. 14 to Jul. 14

Cloud computing enables you to access software and information on demand from your computer, phone, or tablet anywhere the internet is accessible. Gain important understanding of what the cloud is, how it can be used, and why you need to understand it. Learn how to sync your data across all your devices so your information is updated and available in all places on all devices. Discover the multitude of products and services you can access and use. Includes information on ways to keep your data safe and secure. Bring your own device.

Registration Code = CRN 2173
Meeting dates = Jul. 14 to Jul. 14
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 349 -- Mastering iPhone/iPad Apps -- Jun. 3 to Jun. 3

When you first took your new iPhone/iPad out of the box and fired it up, you found an overwhelming set of apps. There were apps for e-mail, surfing the web, calendars, contacts, texting, making and receiving phone calls, video chatting with Facetime, a camera with a photo gallery, weather, tracking stocks, using maps with GPS and a lot more. Learn many tips and techniques for using these apps to their full potential. It’s helpful to have taken an iPad or iPhone class first, but not required. Bring your device to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 2174
Meeting dates = Jun. 3 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 255 -- Overview of Condo Assoc. Management: Legal Essentials and More -- May. 9 to May. 9

Need-to-know information in a morning—designed for board members, managers, developers, and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including: liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You’ll also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings. All this and still time for your questions and concerns. Register two or more from the same association and get a price break.

Registration Code = CRN 2133
Meeting dates = May. 9 to May. 9
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Robert Meisner
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 288 -- How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements -- May. 5 to May. 9

Financial statements can answer many questions—if you know what to ask. In clear language, we’ll explain the information different financial reports contain, what analyses you can use to bring it out, and how to relate the information to the overall health of the business. You’ll learn to view financial statements in the context of external economic conditions; read and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow from a management perspective; and apply the right type of analysis—ratio, vertical, or horizontal—to the right statement, to uncover the information you need.

Registration Code = CRN 2148
Meeting dates = May. 5 to May. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = James Bertoldi
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 802 -- TiPS - Alcohol Server Awareness Training -- May. 11 to May. 11

To work in the hospitality industry, the state recommends that employees be alcohol server certified. TIPS is a skills-based training program that focuses on the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. Alcohol management protects the employees, licensees, and public. The 5-hour program is designed for supervisors and front-of-the-house staff at restaurants, wineries, and other hospitality establishments. Class includes all materials, testing, and certification that is valid for three years. Register 3 or more employees at the same time from one business and save $5 on each registration. Discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 2151
Meeting dates = May. 11 to May. 11
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 04:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #211
Instructor = Patricia Cron-Huhta
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 807 -- The Business of Art -- Jun. 9 to Jun. 16

Are you passionate about your crafts, artwork or other marketable products? Do you want to sell your creative items, but unsure how to start? Let a seasoned artisan show you some of the basics of starting your own art business. Discover the ins and outs of marketing your work, including where to sell your craft or product, how to cultivate customer rapport, pricing your work, and more. Whether you are a hobbyist or an artisan, this is a good way to get started. Even seasoned veterans will learn a tip or two to take home and implement this season.

Registration Code = CRN 2150
Meeting dates = Jun. 9 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Charles St. Charles
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 853 -- Lean Manufacturing Simulation -- Aug. 21 to Aug. 21

This introduction to Lean will answer the question, “What is Lean and how could I apply it in my organization?” Through a manufacturing simulation, you will become familiar with Lean concepts, basic principles, and objectives. You will also see how Lean tools and techniques help eliminate waste from processes and how you can begin a lean transformation within your organization.

Registration Code = CRN 2169
Meeting dates = Aug. 21 to Aug. 21
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Kennith Scott
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 855 -- 5S-Workplace Organization Overview -- Mar. 26 to Mar. 26

5S is a foundational Lean Tool. This simulation creates awareness of how a clean and organized work area impacts productivity, quality, attitudes, and safety in the workplace. Participants will be introduced to and practice lean workplace organization 5S principles – Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain – through a simulation.

Registration Code = CRN 2976
Meeting dates = Mar. 26 to Mar. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Kennith Scott
Cost = $95
EEBU 856 -- Lean Office Simulation -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 23

Through an office simulation, you will become familiar with Lean concepts, basic principles, and objectives. Whether you work in a service industry, education, government, or the office side of a manufacturing organization, you will see how Lean tools and techniques can help eliminate waste from processes and how you can begin a Lean transformation within your organization.

Registration Code = CRN 2973
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #101
Instructor = Kennith Scott
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 859 -- Train-the-Trainer (8-Hour Hybrid) -- Aug. 19 to Aug. 19

Training development and delivery model will increase your effectiveness and confidence as a trainer. Practice and receive feedback as you learn to develop, deliver, and evaluate training activities. This course is offered as a hybrid with an hour and a half of pre-work, followed by a one-day, eight hour, hands-on skill development, practice, and feedback session.

Registration Code = CRN 2170
Meeting dates = Aug. 19 to Aug. 19
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-04:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Richard Wolin
Cost = $595
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 865 -- The Essential Admin Assistant -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 23

You wear many hats, keep “things” on track, and play a major role in the success of your organization. Whether you are just getting started or you have some experience, you’ll gain ready-to-use skills that make your world more manageable and enjoyable. Managing multiple roles, communicating effectively, anticipating needs, dealing with interruptions, being the information resource person, supporting more than one person—these and other topics provide insight, information, and practical tips. Text is included in the cost.

Registration Code = CRN 2958
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Elizabeth Williams
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 870 -- Grant Writing Basics -- Mar. 25 to Mar. 25

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 writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

Registration Code = CRN 2980
Meeting dates = Mar. 25 to Mar. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #136
Instructor = Mary Gillett
Cost = $49
EEBU 871 -- Grant Resources -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

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.

Registration Code = CRN 2981
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #202
Instructor = Mary Gillett
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 899 -- Become a Certified Personal Trainer-ACE -- Apr. 30 to May. 7

Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, you will learn guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the client-trainer relationship, conducting fitness assessments, and designing and implementing appropriate exercise programming. Course materials are from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon successful completion, you will receive an NMC Certificate of Completion, 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), CPR certification, and be prepared to take the ACE national exam to become a certified personal trainer. The 36-hour training is offered in a 8-day format during evening and weekend hours. Price does not include the text, "Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals" (available at the NMC bookstore) or the certification exam. Check www.nmc.edu/ees for testing information or call (231) 995-1700. Meets 8 days, Thurs. through Thurs. Weeknights: 5-9 p.m. Saturday: 3-9 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration Code = CRN 2945
Meeting dates = Apr. 30 to May. 7
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #202
Instructor = Jack Light
Cost = $385
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 900 -- Property & Casualty Insurance: Pre-Lic. -- May. 11 to May. 15

Get the essential information you need to pass the licensing exam in the broad areas of property and casualty insurance in a live-classroom format. The 40-hour training meets the requirements of the state of Michigan Insurance Bureau. You’ll learn key terms, concepts, and laws in the area of homeowners, auto, recreation, commercial, personal insurance, and more. Please begin your learning prior to class by reviewing the text—Property and Casualty Pathfinder. Michigan State Law Decoder and Pathfinder Tools are also available at the NMC Bookstore. Continuing Education Units (4 CEUs) are awarded for completing 40 hours.

Registration Code = CRN 2152
Meeting dates = May. 11 to May. 15
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #101
Instructor = James Camp
Cost = $369
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 919 -- Life, Accident, and Health Insurance: Pre-Licensure Training -- May. 1 to May. 10

Gain a foundational understanding of life, accident, and health insurance and prepare for the state licensing examination. Course content in the area of life insurance covers contract law, basic underwriting, life insurance and annuities, regulation, and types of policies. In addition to the basics of health insurance, look at disability income, medical expenses, accidental death, and individual and group concepts. The 40-hour training meets the requirements of the Michigan Insurance Bureau and is provided in an instructor-led two-weekend format. Please begin your learning before class by reviewing the texts: Health & Life Pathfinder, Michigan State Law Decoder, Pathfinder Workbook available at the NMC Bookstore. Continuing Education Units (4 CEUs) are awarded for successful completion.

Registration Code = CRN 2153
Meeting dates = May. 1 to May. 10
Meeting days = Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = James Camp
Cost = $369
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 934 -- Logic Pro 101 - Apple Certification -- May. 1 to May. 3

Learn the primary features of Logic Pro software, enhance your music production skills, and prepare for the Level I Apple Certification Exam. Learn to generate a customized audio and midi configuration and create songs using Logic Pro’s comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects. In-depth lessons cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, and mixing. To take the course, you need basic knowledge of Mac OS X and audio terminology. Cost includes the Official Apple Training Course Book and one certification exam. Testing is scheduled at the end of the last day. Details at nmc.edu/apple. Class breaks for lunch on your own.

Registration Code = CRN 2155
Meeting dates = May. 1 to May. 3
Meeting days = Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #12
Instructor = Stephen Quick
Cost = $1200
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 934 -- Logic Pro 101 - Apple Certification -- Jun. 18 to Jun. 20

Learn the primary features of Logic Pro software, enhance your music production skills, and prepare for the Level I Apple Certification Exam. Learn to generate a customized audio and midi configuration and create songs using Logic Pro’s comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects. In-depth lessons cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, and mixing. To take the course, you need basic knowledge of Mac OS X and audio terminology. Cost includes the Official Apple Training Course Book and one certification exam. Testing is scheduled at the end of the last day. Details at nmc.edu/apple. Class breaks for lunch on your own.

Registration Code = CRN 2156
Meeting dates = Jun. 18 to Jun. 20
Meeting days = Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #12
Instructor = Stephen Quick
Cost = $1200
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 936 -- Combat PTSD - The Facts and the Future -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 14

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? What do we know about it today? How can it be managed? Join LTC (retired) Linda Fletcher, Army Nurse Corps officer, for an up-to-date look at PTSD and the ways it plays out in individual lives with persistent symptoms leading to a wide variety of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual problems. Learn how combat-related trauma has been managed over time and how today we are changing our approach to PTSD treatment. Designed for those in helping professions, families, and those with PTSD.

Registration Code = CRN 3157
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Linda Fletcher
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 941 -- HAZWOPER Training and Certification -- May. 4 to May. 8

HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) is a 40-hour classroom training program designed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect workers (and co-workers) at hazardous sites. It is required in many places of employment and specifically designed for workers involved in clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers and the environment and OSHA regulations. The course covers topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120. Mock set-up, testing, and certification included. Class breaks each day for lunch.

Registration Code = CRN 2157
Meeting dates = May. 4 to May. 8
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #226
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $550
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 943 -- Listening Actively -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

Address the barriers that get in the way of truly listening to others and gain skills that will help you to build more effective relationships: giving another your undivided attention, paraphrasing to check for understanding, using questions effectively to clarify and learn more, demonstrating empathy, and reading non-verbal cues.

Registration Code = CRN 3327
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 952 -- Get More Done: Increase Your Productivity and Reduce Stress -- Mar. 25 to Mar. 25

Would you like to reduce stress about everything going on in your life? Want to be able to make good decisions about the best thing to work on at this moment? What image does the phrase ‘mind like water’ conjure up? If any of this sounds appealing, come learn about David Allen’s model of productivity and efficiency outlined in his best-selling book, “Getting Things Done.” In this class, we will review the core principles in his book, strategies for implementing them, and how to use technology to complement his model. Get ready to start on a new path to effectiveness. Text is included in price.

Registration Code = CRN 2957
Meeting dates = Mar. 25 to Mar. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
EEBU 960 -- LinkedIn for Business -- May. 21 to May. 21

Learn LinkedIn from the basics to how to sign-up, build your profile, and make strategic professional connections. Find out how to add pictures and logos and how to optimize your profile through the words you use to describe yourself and your accomplishments. Discover professional groups that can be helpful to you and how to use LinkedIn to find a job. We’ll answer the question: should your business have it’s own profile? Spend this dedicated time creating a profile that can be leveraged to connect and build successful business relationships. A LinkedIn Profile is beneficial, but not required. Bring your LinkedIn username and password.

Registration Code = CRN 2141
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = John Watkins
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 960 -- LinkedIn for Business -- Aug. 11 to Aug. 11

Learn LinkedIn from the basics to how to sign-up, build your profile, and make strategic professional connections. Find out how to add pictures and logos and how to optimize your profile through the words you use to describe yourself and your accomplishments. Discover professional groups that can be helpful to you and how to use LinkedIn to find a job. We’ll answer the question: should your business have it’s own profile? Spend this dedicated time creating a profile that can be leveraged to connect and build successful business relationships. A LinkedIn Profile is beneficial, but not required. Bring your LinkedIn username and password.

Registration Code = CRN 2143
Meeting dates = Aug. 11 to Aug. 11
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = John Watkins
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 961 -- Grant Funders Panel -- May. 6 to May. 6

Is grant funding part of your organization’s fundraising plan? Are you in the middle of submitting a grant, doing research, or considering going after a grant? Join this lunchtime panel discussion with Becky Ewing from Rotary Charities, Kathy Huschke from Oleson Foundation and other representatives from area funders for their perspective and advice from the funding side of the grant arena. In addition to an informative discussion facilitated by Mary Bevans Gillett, there will be Q&A time. Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch. Beverages provided.

Registration Code = CRN 2135
Meeting dates = May. 6 to May. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Mary Gillett
Cost = $25
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 972 -- Negotiations and Emotions-Positive Outcomes & Everyday Negotiations -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 14

We negotiate in the workplace and our personal lives every day from small issues to life changing events. Too often our emotions get in the way of the outcomes we want. Develop your skills by learning negotiating “styles” and the negotiating process. Discover a 3-step process to manage your emotions and learn to deal with emotional responses from your boss, co-workers, or family members. You’ll learn clues to reading emotions and recognize “dirty tricks” that can hook your emotions. You’ll get in-class practice and be ready to take your skills into real world situations. NMC CEUs are available if you request them prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 2954
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = James Ryan
Cost = $95
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 973 -- Facebook Insights -- May. 20 to May. 20

Are you taking full advantage of Facebook Insights/Analytics? Facebook is a tool that many business owners utilize for interaction with existing customers and as a way to attract potential customers. Join Michelle Corteggiano, social media guru, as she shares some handy behind-the-scenes tricks to bring your page to life based on what your customer wants to see. Learn what kinds of posts perform the best with your audience, what time of day and day of week your audience is most responsive, how to identify your biggest fans and figure out exactly where to spend your valuable time on Facebook.

Registration Code = CRN 2145
Meeting dates = May. 20 to May. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Michelle Corteggiano
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 974 -- Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace -- May. 20 to May. 20

Generational differences are causing conflict and frustration in many organizations. These differences on how an employee views a dress code or work hours, to how work gets done and what a “full day” of work means are becoming contentious. Develop practical strategies for managing the multiple generations in your workplace!

Registration Code = CRN 2138
Meeting dates = May. 20 to May. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-05:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Cynthia Daniel
Cost = $95
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 975 -- 10 Powerful Steps to Diffuse Conflict -- May. 19 to May. 19

Who doesn’t want to resolve issues and implement solutions more efficiently and effectively in their workplace? Not sure how to do it? Join Betsy Williams, NMC Training Specialist, as she shares pointers on how to be more effective as a team/work group. Begin with a review of fundamental communications skills then explore strategies that diffuse or prevent unnecessary conflict. Having a productive workplace starts with good communication. Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch. Beverages provided.

Registration Code = CRN 2136
Meeting dates = May. 19 to May. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Elizabeth Williams
Cost = $25
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 976 -- Make Meetings Count -- May. 27 to May. 27

Meetings are a necessary part of the workday but do they have to be boring? Are you looking for ways to make them more productive? Join Betsy Williams, NMC Training Specialist, as she shares ways to improve the effectiveness of meetings and increase the value they contribute to those attending. Get helpful pointers for actions taken before, during, and after the meeting including how to develop an effective agenda. Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch. Beverages provided.

Registration Code = CRN 2137
Meeting dates = May. 27 to May. 27
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Elizabeth Williams
Cost = $25
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 977 -- Certificate in Data Analysis -- Jun. 1 to Aug. 28

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add this new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. 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. This certificate is comprised of three courses, “Intro to Data Analysis”, “Intermediate Data Analysis”, and “Advanced Data Analysis”. See course descriptions of all three for details.

Registration Code = CRN 2158
Meeting dates = Jun. 1 to Aug. 28
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $495
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 978 -- Introduction to Data Analysis -- Jun. 1 to Jun. 26

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.

Registration Code = CRN 2159
Meeting dates = Jun. 1 to Jun. 26
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 979 -- Intermediate Data Analysis -- Jul. 6 to Jul. 31

Many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may look at relationships between variables. Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you’ll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.

Registration Code = CRN 2160
Meeting dates = Jul. 6 to Jul. 31
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 980 -- Advanced Data Analysis -- Aug. 4 to Aug. 28

After taking this advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

Registration Code = CRN 2161
Meeting dates = Aug. 4 to Aug. 28
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 982 -- Introduction to Final Cut Pro -- Aug. 3 to Aug. 6

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. In this hands-on course, you’ll learn to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface, then work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. You’ll work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects. Designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X. The last day consists of a testing review and the Apple FCPx End User Exam for you to become Apple Certified as a Pro. Includes the Official Apple Training Course Book. Details at nmc.edu/apple. Students should have knowledge of Mac OS X, and basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended. Class breaks for lunch on your own.

Registration Code = CRN 2154
Meeting dates = Aug. 3 to Aug. 6
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #204
Instructor = Caroline Schaefer-Hills
Cost = $1200
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 983 -- Instagram for Business -- May. 6 to May. 6

Instagram is quickly becoming one of the most popular social media platforms. People all over the world are using it to interact with each other in highly visual and creative ways. Despite its rapid growth, it appears to challenge many companies and brand managers. Many brands have mastered the art of using Instagram while other brands wrongfully employ it to showcase their products. Followers want to see authentic, behind-the scenes images and they crave creativity, honesty, and intimacy. Learn everything you need to know to take your brand from “just signed up” to creating brilliant and engaging Instagram content for your fans and followers.

Registration Code = CRN 2144
Meeting dates = May. 6 to May. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Michelle Corteggiano
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 166 -- Beginning French -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 9

Get started or brush up those French language skills to enhance your travel experience, empower your business skills, and/or exercise and improve your brain function! You'll learn vocabulary, phrases, and sentences; essential language structure; and gain insights into French culture guided by your native French instructor, Madame Parker. The required text "French in 10 Minutes a Day" may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3183
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #103
Instructor = Myriam Parker
Cost = $119
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or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 207 -- Conversational Spanish I -- Apr. 16 to Jun. 18

Learn pronunciation, basic speaking skills, and listening comprehension useful to the traveler, the businessperson, or those wishing to communicate on a social level with Spanish speakers. We will also look at written Spanish appropriate for the foreigner. The required text "Spanish Now! Level 1" may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3185
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Kristine Dietrich
Cost = $139
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or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 208 -- Conversational Spanish II -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 9

Gain confidence as you expand your Spanish vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis will be on the 100 most used Spanish words in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in everyday language. You’ll get practice in handling practical situations for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Spanish I, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom Spanish experience. The required text, Spanish Now! Level 1, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3187
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #215
Instructor = Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth
Cost = $129
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or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 281 -- Beginning American Sign Language -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 2

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 conversational ability, culturally appropriate behavior and become exposed to ASL grammar. You will also gain insight into the deaf and hard of hearing culture.

Registration Code = CRN 3188
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 2
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #102
Instructor = Leanne Baumeler
Cost = $119
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or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 288 -- Beginning German -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 17

Learn important words and phrases, enhance your traveling experience, and gain an introduction to German culture. Become acquainted with the pronunciation of the German alphabet, vocabulary, and basic grammar skills. The required text, GERMAN in 10 minutes a day may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3190
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #136
Instructor = Heather Deegan
Cost = $139
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or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 292 -- English as a Second Language - Intermediate Level -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 11

This course is designed for those with at least basic English skills. Students will build their vocabulary and improve their writing, reading, and conversation skills. Each week we will study grammar and pronunciation through exercises, role play, and games. This class will help anyone who wishes to prepare for the citizenship exam, pursue further education, or improve their performance at work. There will be some individualizing to meet the needs and goals of class members.

Registration Code = CRN 2277
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #204
Instructor = Laura Rozeboom
Cost = $169
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or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 327 -- Writing the Narrative -- May. 13 to May. 13

Do you have a story to tell? Whether the story is fictional (short story, novel) or factual (memoir) or a bit of both (creative non-fiction), all stories are built the same way. Examine the basic story building elements through discussion and prompts that help you start telling your story using a particular element, such as characterization, plot action, or setting. Class meets in a computer lab so we can “workshop” our stories by projecting work on a screen to discuss the strengths/ weaknesses of the exercises. You’ll leave with a story start (or continuation), fresh ideas, and insights into how to improve your writing. Lunch is included. Bring a flash drive to class.

Registration Code = CRN 2278
Meeting dates = May. 13 to May. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Stephen Lewis
Cost = $75
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or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 334 -- Selling Your Novel -- Apr. 7 to Apr. 28

Do you have a body of work close to ready for publication? Author Elizabeth Buzzelli enjoys working with new writers guiding them toward publication. “The publishing field is tough—I won’t downplay the fact that you have to present only the very best work you can produce, but there are things to know about submitting your work to agents and editors which set you apart from 80% of other new writers.” You’ll learn how to prepare a professional “package” including a synopsis and a query letter that draws attention. Get tips for researching editors and agents. Spend time with that critical first chapter which is the keystone to publication. Be in the 20%!

Registration Code = CRN 3118
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #218
Instructor = Elizabeth Buzzelli
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 339 -- Continuing German -- Apr. 13 to Jun. 15

Are you ready to move beyond “eins, zwei, drei” and apply yourself to more in-depth conversations? Gain confidence as you expand your German vocabulary and improve your pronunciation, speaking, and listening skills in a casual environment. You’ll get practice in handling practical situations and learn culture and travel tips for your next business or vacation trip. Designed to follow Beginning German, it is also open to anyone with previous classroom German experience. The required text, GERMAN in 10 minutes a Day may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3192
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Jun. 15
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #136
Instructor = Heather Deegan
Cost = $129
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or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 341 -- Is Self-Publishing for You? A Bookseller's Perspective -- Jun. 10 to Jun. 10

Get introduced to the challenging experience of selling a self-published book to bookstore owners and managers. Through a series of hands-on writing exercises and group discussion led by Pamela Grath, an independent bookstore owner, you’ll explore the complex business venture of self-publishing and decide it it’s the right course for you to pursue. Arm yourself with a real-world experience perspective and be much better prepared for what lies ahead if you decide to move forward with self-publishing.

Registration Code = CRN 2280
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Pamela Grath
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 342 -- Selling Your Book: Marketing Essentials -- May. 6 to May. 6

Need a boost to generate sales of an already published book? Want to know how to keep sales moving? Many authors overlook formulating a marketing plan before publishing their book. Join Mary Jo Zazueta, a twenty-year veteran in book publishing, in this fast-paced class and learn how to create a marketing plan; get tips on where and how to sell your book; and, most importantly, how to avoid costly mistakes that can hamper any author’s best marketing efforts. This class is designed for fiction and nonfiction authors who have published and/or are currently working on a book project.

Registration Code = CRN 2281
Meeting dates = May. 6 to May. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Mary Jo Zazueta
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 123 -- Beginning Cake Decorating -- May. 7 to May. 14

This is the perfect place to start! Come learn to level, tort, fill, and frost the perfect cake. Create a beautiful shell border, and decorate shaped and character cakes using the star fill-in technique. Learn to make a beautiful rose! Basic supplies will be provided for use at class. Bring an unfrosted, two-layered cake to each class, along with 1 cup of filling like jam or jelly.

Registration Code = CRN 2226
Meeting dates = May. 7 to May. 14
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Julia Slack
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 219 -- Sushi Rolls -- Jun. 6 to Jun. 6

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.

Registration Code = CRN 2233
Meeting dates = Jun. 6 to Jun. 6
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Misaeng Suh
Cost = $75
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 393 -- Endless Summer: Canning, Freezing, Preserving -- Aug. 18 to Aug. 18

Would you like to enjoy the fruits of your labor longer? Find out how to preserve vegetables and fruits from your garden or the local market in this basic canning and freezing class. Learn the safe method of canning in the step-by-step process of basic water bath canning. You’ll get hands on with a pickling project and prepare jams to take home. Discover how to blanch and make simple, yet delicious syrups while you pick up tips and other techniques to stretch out the bounty of summer.

Registration Code = CRN 2249
Meeting dates = Aug. 18 to Aug. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $79
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 395 -- Sweet Inspirations: Cupcake Decorating (for adult and child age 9+) -- Jun. 18 to Jun. 18

You and your child will have a blast decorating cupcakes with colorful and seasonal designs. Learn the tips and tricks the pros use for making tasty desserts into works of art. You’ll have hands-on practice using pastry bags with a variety of tips. Bring a dozen cupcakes and your appetite. Icing and tips are provided.

Registration Code = CRN 2228
Meeting dates = Jun. 18 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Julia Slack
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 437 -- Street Food at Home -- Mar. 25 to Mar. 25

Mobile food trucks are popping up all over the country including Traverse City. Explore the authentic tastes of the ready-to-eat street food scene with Chef Pete Peterson a frequent visitor to Portland, Oregon—home of original street vendors. These zesty foods are portable, quick to make, and easily transferable to the home kitchen as appetizers or main entree. Recipes include Fish Tacos in Lime Avocado Sauce, Korean Style Chicken in Lettuce Wraps, and more. Enjoy diverse cultures’ spices and flavors found in their local food carts and outdoor market stalls.

Registration Code = CRN 3099
Meeting dates = Mar. 25 to Mar. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Harlan Peterson
Cost = $75
EEFO 444 -- Cooking with Fresh Spring Herbs -- Jun. 10 to Jun. 10

Thyme, sage, tarragon, cilantro, chervil, and mint! These fresh herbs and others are appreciated for their complex flavor and the refreshing boost they give foods. End your cooking doldrums and watch a simple green salad spring to life with the addition of fresh herbs. Rejuvenate a basic chicken salad with a blend of herbs. Herb Provolone Scones with an herb infused butter transform an ordinary meal into something extraordinary. Rosemary cookies show how a natural sweet taste is heightened when mixed with herbs. Also included: tips on growing and freezing herbs, when to cut, and how to store fresh herbs.

Registration Code = CRN 2236
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 455 -- Easy Cheese Making -- Mar. 19 to Mar. 19

Home-made cheeses are fresher and less expensive to make than store-bought. Find out how easy it is to make your own fresh cheese successfully. Stretch your imagination to create new flavoring combinations while you control what’s in your cheeses. With a few simple tools, you’ll prepare fresh cheeses like mozzarella, Indian paneer, and Ethiopian ayib (buttermilk cheese) with goat’s and cow’s milk. Sample some of the finished cheeses in class and go home with delicious new recipes to try throughout the year.

Registration Code = CRN 3098
Meeting dates = Mar. 19 to Mar. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Mary Buschell
Cost = $75
EEFO 516 -- Gifts from Your Kitchen -- May. 2 to May. 2

Gifts from your kitchen are gifts from the heart! Create homemade gifts for giving or keeping in this one-day class in Oleson Kitchen. Cook up delicious Chocolate Truffles, gourmet popcorn, layered cookie mixes and soup mixes. Learn how to prepare beautiful infused berry vinegars. Make your special pet family members happy with homemade doggie and kitty treats. Take gifts home in your own decorated containers with recipes and packed with care. Bring two sealable one-quart jars and two sealable pint-size bottles for vinegar. Everything else is provided. This class is open to anyone age 12 or older.

Registration Code = CRN 3124
Meeting dates = May. 2 to May. 2
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-01:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Kathleen Leach
Cost = $85
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 520 -- A Taste of Korea -- Jun. 27 to Jun. 27

America has long had a relationship with Korea, but its cuisine remains a mystery to most. Join Chef Misaeng as she shares recipes and traditions from her Korean grandparents on how to use simple ingredients to prepare a practical yet richly flavored and healthful cuisine. Learn how to prepare Kimchi, a traditional fermented side dish. You’ll also learn how to make Namul, a Korean seasoned vegetable dish and Egg Drop soup. Top off your culinary adventure by assembling Korea’s signature dish, Bibimbap, a rice bowl combining many of the dishes you made.

Registration Code = CRN 2229
Meeting dates = Jun. 27 to Jun. 27
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Misaeng Suh
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 520 -- A Taste of Korea -- Apr. 18 to Apr. 18

America has long had a relationship with Korea, but its cuisine remains a mystery to most. Join Chef Misaeng as she shares recipes and traditions from her Korean grandparents on how to use simple ingredients to prepare a practical yet richly flavored and healthful cuisine. Learn how to prepare Kimchi, a traditional fermented side dish. You’ll also learn how to make Namul, a Korean seasoned vegetable dish and Egg Drop soup. Top off the evening assembling Korea’s signature dish, Bibimbap, a rice bowl combining many of the dishes you made.

Registration Code = CRN 3104
Meeting dates = Apr. 18 to Apr. 18
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Misaeng Suh
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 526 -- Vegan Cheese Making -- May. 21 to May. 21

Are you lactose intolerant and tired of so-so tasting cheese replacements? Do you live a vegan lifestyle or might if you thought you could still enjoy cheese? Discover how, with the help of nutritional yeast, you can make a great cheesy-bean quesedilla, a pourable cheese sauce, better-than-parmesan parmesan, and a sliceable onion-dill cheese. Cholesterol free cheese! Non-dairy never tasted so good.

Registration Code = CRN 2231
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Sherry Davis
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 535 -- Indian Curries -- Mar. 16 to Mar. 16

Does making an Indian curry from scratch intrigue you? Discover the anatomy of classic Indian curries and become more comfortable using spices and curry to create the complex, satisfying flavors of India. Learn to prepare dishes that are easy, but big in flavor under the direction of Chefs Jen Blakeslee and Eric Patterson, The Cook’s House. Chef Jen, in particular, has become known around the state for her curries. She will teach you everything you need to know to make you own curries at home.

Registration Code = CRN 3096
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to Mar. 16
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $75
EEFO 536 -- Cook Like a Chef -- Jul. 21 to Jul. 21

Have you ever watched a chef or cooking show and wished you could cook like that? Join Cole Thornton, Executive Chef for Hagerty Center, as he teaches you the secrets to achieving restaurant quality food at home with the tips and tricks the professionals use. Learn basic knife skills and how to set up a work station for efficiency and organization. Find out how to sear, roast, glaze, braise and sauté while you prepare an appetizer and entree.

Registration Code = CRN 2246
Meeting dates = Jul. 21 to Jul. 21
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cole Thornton
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 541 -- Secrets of Spanish Paella -- May. 13 to May. 13

Nourishing, vibrant, and without pretension, paella has held a place of honor in Spanish homes for centuries. Bring it to your home as you discover three tasty variations of Spain's quintessential dish featuring delicious flavors and its signature saffron hue: Seafood Paella, Paella with chicken, chorizo and asparagus, and a Vegetarian Paella with artichokes, Spanish olives, and tomatoes. Learn how to prepare the sofrito (flavor base) for paella and the secrets for perfectly cooked rice.

Registration Code = CRN 3062
Meeting dates = May. 13 to May. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 542 -- Artisan Bacon -- May. 4 to May. 4

Do you like bacon? Learn how to make your own using apple, cherry, or hickory wood at a fraction of the cost of purchasing it from the store. Participate in the entire process – from what you need, to brine, smoking, and sampling. Be the talk of the neighborhood when your foodie friends and family sample your creations. Gain the expertise to produce your own artisan bacon at home with only a few ingredients and a backyard grill.

Registration Code = CRN 3093
Meeting dates = May. 4 to May. 4
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = William White
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 544 -- The Best of a Whole Chicken -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

Break free of the boneless, skinless (often tasteless) chicken breast rut. Discover how to butcher and cook with the whole chicken in a dynamic evening with butcher Andrea Deibler. Discover butchering, brining and cooking techniques that will help you turn this humble bird into three delectable creations.

Registration Code = CRN 3102
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Andrea Deibler
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 545 -- Chocolate Inspired Meal -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 16

Become adept at using chocolate in both sweet and savory recipes. Begin the evening by tantalizing your taste buds with a chocolate tasting and then you'll prepare a 3-course dinner of chocolate delicacies including Kale with sea salt and cacao nibs, Harissa Pate, Beef Roast with Chocolate Chili Rub in wine sauce, green salad with cacao vinaigrette, roasted vegetables with cacao nibs and an Avocado Chocolate Mousse and assorted Truffles to finish the evening. Invite a friend and savor this decadent evening together.

Registration Code = CRN 3103
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Mimi Wheeler
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 547 -- Cooking with Kids (for adult & child age 8-14) -- Jul. 23 to Jul. 23

Spend an evening with your favorite child cooking up a storm. Chef Stephanie Wiitala, Pastry Chef for Black Star Farms and mother of three, leads an evening of fun and seasonal food. Learn fundamental culinary skills and nutrition education while building self-esteem and exploring creativity. Team up to make delicious fresh from the garden veggie salsas while “sharpening” your knife skills, add hummus and homemade chips. What's summer without flat bread pizzas - you choose the toppings! Finish the evening with a summer berry cobbler and super quick food processor ice cream.

Registration Code = CRN 2247
Meeting dates = Jul. 23 to Jul. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 550 -- Mexican Feast -- Apr. 13 to Apr. 13

Join Chefs Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning Cook’s House as they guide you through the preparation of a traditional Mexican Feast. Dishes include Taco al Pastor, Green Mole with Chicken, various salsas, Potatoes with Chorizo and homemade Flour Tortillas.

Registration Code = CRN 3101
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Apr. 13
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 551 -- Indian Inspired Cuisine -- Jun. 16 to Jun. 16

Indian food is full of delightful smells and flavors. Join Chef Ali Lopez, Health and Cooking Coach, as she teaches you how to make a variety of inspired vegetarian Indian dishes. Discover the secrets to a great dal and an easy homemade naan bread. Learn how to make the classic curried aloo gobi, a delicious and vibrant side dish that is hearty enough to stand on its own. If the spices get too hot, cool your palate with a refreshing raita.

Registration Code = CRN 2237
Meeting dates = Jun. 16 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Alison Lopez
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 552 -- Taste of Italy: Umbrian Style -- Jul. 13 to Jul. 13

Umbrian cuisine is full of traditional tastes; not only is it known for its earthy olive oils but also for its truffles, lentils, and especially its pork products. Join Chef Janene Silverman and enjoy the richness of this wonderful region by cooking an entire meal: antipasti-assorted crostini and a pea flan; strangozze, (homemade wheat pasta) with a mushroom ragu and an Umbrian specialty, passatelli; next make your own sausage and cook it with grapes; end with a typical Perugian rocciata di mele (similar to apple strudel). “Chi mangia bene, mangia Italiano.”

Registration Code = CRN 2245
Meeting dates = Jul. 13 to Jul. 13
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Janene Silverman
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 553 -- The Sicilian Dinner -- Jul. 27 to Jul. 27

Chef Janene Silverman returns to Traverse City to share more of her culinary experiences from living in Italy. Prepare an authentic dinner typical of Sicilian housewives. Start with antipastas of caponata, arancini and melanzane alla parmigiana, then comes the primi with pasta al forno and a homemade maccarruni with eggplant and ricotta salad, secondi are little bundles of swordfish and beef - filled and grilled. Dessert features cassata and a traditional homemade cannoli di ricotta. Bring your appetite and take home containers in case you can't eat all you make. Buon apetito!

Registration Code = CRN 2248
Meeting dates = Jul. 27 to Jul. 27
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Janene Silverman
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 554 -- Wich Craft: Gourmet Sandwiches -- Jun. 24 to Jun. 24

Who doesn't love a killer sandwich? Learn how to prep, assemble and present some of the best selling and award-winning sandwiches served by Tim Reed in his downstate restaurant. Learn how to roast bell peppers, make pesto mayo, and sautéed chicken breasts finished in white cooking wine to make an outstanding chicken sandwich. Prepare London broil, including the marinade, for a sandwich that features caramelized onions and blue cheese. You'll also create a grilled Caprese sandwich plus a delectable classic Reuben sandwich and more. Bring on summer and let's picnic!

Registration Code = CRN 2239
Meeting dates = Jun. 24 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Timothy Reed
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 154 -- Growing Shiitake Mushrooms -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

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.

Registration Code = CRN 3245
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Jim Moses
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 257 -- Pruning Trees & Shrubs -- Jun. 18 to Jun. 18

Does the idea of pruning woody plants arouse fear and confusion in you? Get over it as Bart Ingraham, master gardener and professional pruner, walks you through the what, when, why, and how of pruning. Become familiar with the tools of the trade and get some hands-on practice so you leave with the confidence to tackle your home landscape. Bring your pruners and a folding chair. Dress for the weather; we will meet outdoors rain or shine.

Registration Code = CRN 2288
Meeting dates = Jun. 18 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-11:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Bellwether Gardens (Shady Ln)
Instructor = Bart Ingraham
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 293 -- Natural Landscapes I -- May. 6 to May. 13

Whether you want to work on a section of your yard or are starting from a raw building site, nature is the model as you maximize beauty with design techniques while minimizing environmental impact and maintenance. A landscape architect guides you as you assess and work with the natural features of your lot. Learn how to landscape for energy conservation, collect and store rainwater, control soil erosion, and create low-water gardens. Discover natural systems that blend plant communities, native species, water flow, and natural pest control into your design. Enroll in Part I and Part II and save $5.

Registration Code = CRN 2284
Meeting dates = May. 6 to May. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #226
Instructor = Dean Conners
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 334 -- Tools, Tips, and Tricks for Perennial Garden Care -- May. 16 to May. 16

Timing, tools, and techniques can make all the difference in efficient garden care. Dress to be in the garden where the owners of Bellwether Gardens will show and tell all the trade secrets for growing great perennials. Learn to correctly and efficiently deadhead blooms, pinch back, fertilize, compost, divide, stake, prevent weeds, and put your gardens to bed at the end of the season. Be sure to bring your questions, and we’ll be sure you leave with answers. Dress for the weather; class meets rain or shine. Bring a folding chair.

Registration Code = CRN 2287
Meeting dates = May. 16 to May. 16
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-10:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Bellwether Gardens (Shady Ln)
Instructor = Gail Ingraham
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 345 -- Natural Landscape Workshop II -- May. 20 to May. 20

Apply the principles and concepts learned from Natural Landscapes – Part I and create a landscape plan your current project. You’ll refine your ideas to complement your lot’s natural features, minimize maintenance and environmental impact, and reduce costs. Bring photos and or drawings of your site to work on in class. If you don’t have a current project, you’ll see how others apply design ideas. Enroll in Part I and Part II and save $5.

Registration Code = CRN 2285
Meeting dates = May. 20 to May. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #226
Instructor = Dean Conners
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 457 -- Design Your Best Garden -- Mar. 25 to Mar. 25

Learn to design your own lush organic oasis of food, herbs, flowers, and fruit! Explore companion planting, raised beds, stacking functions, growing plants for bees, using herbs, perennials, and more. Learn to work with microbes, sunshine, animals, gravity, patterns, and details in your garden design so you can create a rich-producing landscape that regenerates your soil as well as your soul. Bring a list of your favorite plants for an in-class project.

Registration Code = CRN 3202
Meeting dates = Mar. 25 to Mar. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #100
Instructor = Kirk Waterstripe
Cost = $35
EEHF 462 -- Rejuvenate Your Retirement -- May. 12 to May. 19

Get the most out of your retirement! In straightforward language, acquaint yourself with financial strategies such as tax-efficient income planning, lifestyle preservation, inflation protection and providing a legacy. Discover fulfilling activities such as travel, hobbies, sports, crafts, business ventures, and lifelong learning to make the most of your retirement years. Learn to calculate IRS-required minimum distributions. Examine how investment returns are taxed and explore health care, long-term care, and end of life decisions. Includes a 143-page illustrated workbook.

Registration Code = CRN 2289
Meeting dates = May. 12 to May. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-11:30AM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Dennis Prout
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 471 -- Perennial Combinations for All-Season Color -- May. 30 to May. 30

Annual plants live just one summer; requiring you to purchase, transport, plant, and pull them out each year. Perennial plants live long lives so you only have to purchase and plant once! Learn three combinations of perennial flowers that bloom at the same time for each month from May to September (some for sun and some for shade). Once you plant a few groups for each month, your garden will be in full bloom all summer - every year! Discover the recipe for perennial garden care and save the cost of buying plants for the same garden year after year!

Registration Code = CRN 2286
Meeting dates = May. 30 to May. 30
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-10:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Bellwether Gardens (Shady Ln)
Instructor = Gail Ingraham
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 480 -- Feeding Your Pet for Optimal Health -- Apr. 18 to Apr. 25

The field of nutrition is rapidly expanding for both humans and animals. Join holistic veterinarian Dr. Lynch as he explores the history of the processed pet food industry and examines the role processed foods may play in the health of your pet. Explore the field of Integrative Nutrition, the blending of conventional nutritional science with wholesome, unadulterated ingredients to further expand the role of nutrition in wellness. The discussion includes a look at the exciting new field of Nutrigenomics.

Registration Code = CRN 3122
Meeting dates = Apr. 18 to Apr. 25
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Al Lynch
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 482 -- Retirement Secrets-Your Best Is Yet to Come -- Apr. 22 to Apr. 29

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’ll 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’ll also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. A spouse or guest can attend free.

Registration Code = CRN 3250
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to Apr. 29
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #101
Instructor = Lawrence Flynn
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 482 -- Retirement Secrets-Your Best Is Yet to Come -- Jun. 17 to Jun. 24

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’ll 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’ll also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. A spouse or guest can attend free.

Registration Code = CRN 2290
Meeting dates = Jun. 17 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #101
Instructor = Lawrence Flynn
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 483 -- The Art &Skill of Tile & Marble Installation -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

Thinking about that next tile, marble, granite, or ceramic project? Through discussion and demonstration, explore the essentials for selecting, designing, and installing a variety of hard surface products. You will learn about products and their features; installation materials including underlayments, glues, and grout; design considerations; and layout techniques. The more you know, the happier you will be with the outcome. You can also take advantage of an optional hour of free consultation, design, layout, or installation on your own home or office project.

Registration Code = CRN 3199
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Michael Stalker
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 484 -- Woodworking for Women: Power Tool Skills -- May. 9 to May. 16

Want to learn to confidently use common power tools? With never ending to-do lists, discover how using hand power tools can shorten this list and get your work done effectively. This hands-on course taught in our construction technology lab will have you safely working with drills, scroll saws, sanders, and the router. Learn the function and type of accessories to complement these tools. Equipment and project materials are provided.

Registration Code = CRN 2282
Meeting dates = May. 9 to May. 16
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #102
Instructor = Bryan Kelly
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 485 -- Woodworking Skills: Using Routers -- Jun. 13 to Jun. 13

Routers provide a variety of opportunities to the wood worker that years ago would have required more work and specialty tools. Gone are the expensive shapers and hard to work molding planes of your grandfather. Explore the speed and simplicity a modern router can offer you for future projects. Learn to use the router safety and effectively as you work to “dress up” a piece of wood in class. Topics include: router sizing, types of cutters and accessories, and many ways to use them. This hands-on course will provide you with practice while gaining pointers from our instructor.

Registration Code = CRN 2283
Meeting dates = Jun. 13 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #102
Instructor = Bryan Kelly
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 124 -- Legal Secretary Certificate Course -- May. 4 to Jun. 19

Whether you are preparing for work in a law office or have experience, you will gain essential knowledge and skills to be efficient and effective. Topics include legal terminology; legal process; jurisdiction and venue; ethics; written communication including pleadings, discovery, notices and motions; filing procedures, billing and accounting, records management, legal research, memoranda preparation, citation format, 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2162
Meeting dates = May. 4 to Jun. 19
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $645
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 125 -- Software Essentials for the Law Office -- May. 4 to Jun. 19

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; electronic discovery, trial presentation and graphics software (Practice Master’s Tab 3, AbacusLaw, DiscoveryFY, Trial Director, LexisNexis CaseMap & Time Map, MS PowerPoint). You’ll also examine ethical issues related to the use of technology in a legal practice. 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2165
Meeting dates = May. 4 to Jun. 19
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $729
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 125 -- Software Essentials for the Law Office -- Jun. 29 to Aug. 14

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; electronic discovery, trial presentation and graphics software (Practice Master’s Tab 3, AbacusLaw, DiscoveryFY, Trial Director, LexisNexis CaseMap & Time Map, MS PowerPoint). You’ll also examine ethical issues related to the use of technology in a legal practice. 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2166
Meeting dates = Jun. 29 to Aug. 14
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $729
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 126 -- Legal Investigation Certificate Course -- Jun. 29 to Aug. 14

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 investigation, products liability investigation, personal injury and traffic accident 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2168
Meeting dates = Jun. 29 to Aug. 14
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $645
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 126 -- Legal Investigation Certificate Course -- May. 4 to Jun. 19

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 investigation, products liability investigation, personal injury and traffic accident 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2167
Meeting dates = May. 4 to Jun. 19
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $645
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 127 -- Paralegal Certificate Course -- Jun. 29 to Oct. 9

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. The first 7-week section provides the foundation of legal authority and how it is used, law office management, and substantive law. The second 7-week section provides advanced skills for legal research and writing, advocacy, and appellate procedure. 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2164
Meeting dates = Jun. 29 to Oct. 9
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $1289
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 127 -- Paralegal Certificate Course -- May. 4 to Aug. 14

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. The first 7-week section provides the foundation of legal authority and how it is used, law office management, and substantive law. The second 7-week section provides advanced skills for legal research and writing, advocacy, and appellate procedure. 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2163
Meeting dates = May. 4 to Aug. 14
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $1289
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 103 -- Introduction to Mobile Marketing -- Apr. 6 to May. 1

More than half of U.S. consumers who’ve made purchases on their smartphone have done so in response to a mobile marketing message. Analysts forecast that smartphone sales will surpass $1 billion by the end of 2016. Mobiles are changing the way consumers interact with brands and connect to the world. Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications, and mobile coupons. You will learn how mobile marketing can increase your capability to retain current customers and gain new ones. A UGotClass ONLINE course.

Registration Code = CRN 3269
Meeting dates = Apr. 6 to May. 1
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 107 -- Management Boot Camp -- Jun. 1 to Jun. 26

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 your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness through use of the DiSC personality profile (included). By the end of the course you’ll be managing like a pro—quickly and with confidence. A UGotClass online course.

Registration Code = CRN 2171
Meeting dates = Jun. 1 to Jun. 26
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $295
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 109 -- Dementia Care -- Jun. 1 to Jul. 24

As baby boomers age, the 21st century workforce is challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia. Get essential knowledge about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory and gain effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines benefit from expertise of Dementia Care Specialists, as do families of persons with dementia. Expertise in this growing area of human services also enhances your resume. A UGotClass online course.

Registration Code = CRN 2139
Meeting dates = Jun. 1 to Jul. 24
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = Online
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $495
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 152 -- Weight Strengthening -- Jun. 22 to Aug. 19

Optimum physical well-being is achieved through an exercise program that includes cross-training. Aerobic forms of exercise are not enough to keep the body well-conditioned; research shows the need for the addition of weight strengthening to our weekly exercise. This program focuses on all major muscle groups resulting in increased strength, better posture, greater mobility, improved metabolism, and a slowing of the development of osteoporosis. Workout is 50 minutes.

Registration Code = CRN 2324
Meeting dates = Jun. 22 to Aug. 19
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 05:00AM-05:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $139
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 152 -- Weight Strengthening -- Mar. 16 to Jun. 5

Optimum physical well-being is achieved through an exercise program that includes cross-training. Aerobic forms of exercise are not enough to keep the body well-conditioned; research shows the need for the addition of weight strengthening to our weekly exercise. This program focuses on all major muscle groups resulting in increased strength, better posture, greater mobility, improved metabolism, and a slowing of the development of osteoporosis. Workout is 50 minutes.

Registration Code = CRN 3247
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to Jun. 5
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 05:00AM-06:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $175
EEPA 154 -- NMC Health & Fitness Center -- May. 1 to Aug. 16

Get your fitness program on track in the air-conditioned comfort of the NMC Fitness Center. You’ll find new weight machines and spinning bikes along with a fresh look. There’s always a fitness specialist available to assist you. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. Call 995-1379 to schedule your personalized orientation appointment (required) prior to your first workout session. NMC student rates and monthly rates available, call 995-1700 for details. Enjoy unlimited use during open hours NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) April 1 to May 22 open hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-noon May 26 to Aug. 14 open hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) Start anytime! Annual Membership Code: 2305 $200 ($172 with LIFE Discount) Four-month Membership Code: 2306 $100 ($86 with LIFE Discount)

Registration Code = CRN 2305
Meeting dates = May. 1 to Aug. 16
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $200
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 154 -- NMC Health & Fitness Center -- May. 1 to Aug. 16

Get your fitness program on track in the air-conditioned comfort of the NMC Fitness Center. You’ll find new weight machines and spinning bikes along with a fresh look. There’s always a fitness specialist available to assist you. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. Call 995-1379 to schedule your personalized orientation appointment (required) prior to your first workout session. NMC student rates and monthly rates available, call 995-1700 for details. Enjoy unlimited use during open hours NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) April 1 to May 22 open hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-noon May 26 to Aug. 14 open hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) Start anytime! Annual Membership Code: 2305 $200 ($172 with LIFE Discount) Four-month Membership Code: 2306 $100 ($86 with LIFE Discount)

Registration Code = CRN 2308
Meeting dates = May. 1 to Aug. 16
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $60
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 154 -- NMC Health & Fitness Center -- May. 1 to Aug. 16

Get your fitness program on track in the air-conditioned comfort of the NMC Fitness Center. You’ll find new weight machines and spinning bikes along with a fresh look. There’s always a fitness specialist available to assist you. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. Call 995-1379 to schedule your personalized orientation appointment (required) prior to your first workout session. NMC student rates and monthly rates available, call 995-1700 for details. Enjoy unlimited use during open hours NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) April 1 to May 22 open hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-noon May 26 to Aug. 14 open hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) Start anytime! Annual Membership Code: 2305 $200 ($172 with LIFE Discount) Four-month Membership Code: 2306 $100 ($86 with LIFE Discount)

Registration Code = CRN 2307
Meeting dates = May. 1 to Aug. 16
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $100
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 154 -- NMC Health & Fitness Center -- May. 1 to Aug. 16

Get your fitness program on track in the air-conditioned comfort of the NMC Fitness Center. You’ll find new weight machines and spinning bikes along with a fresh look. There’s always a fitness specialist available to assist you. Begin with a fitness analysis and instruction in proper use of all equipment which includes weight machine stations, cardio equipment, and dumbbells. You can also receive an orientation to circuit training. Locker rooms with showers are available. Begin a membership anytime. Call 995-1379 to schedule your personalized orientation appointment (required) prior to your first workout session. NMC student rates and monthly rates available, call 995-1700 for details. Enjoy unlimited use during open hours NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) April 1 to May 22 open hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-noon May 26 to Aug. 14 open hours: Mon. thru Thurs., 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. NMC Fitness Center (Phys. Ed. Rm. 206) Start anytime! Annual Membership Code: 2305 $200 ($172 with LIFE Discount) Four-month Membership Code: 2306 $100 ($86 with LIFE Discount)

Registration Code = CRN 2306
Meeting dates = May. 1 to Aug. 16
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $100
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 157 -- Golf Fundamentals -- Apr. 14 to May. 5

Get a head start on the golf season by using an indoor golf setting! Golf pro Doug Lichty and staff guide you through the essential skills of golf. Learn fundamental techniques from the importance of proper grip to elements of finesse and power for your swing. You’ll learn the rules of the game, ball flight physics, club selection as it relates to distance and strategy, driving, putting, chipping, and course etiquette. The indoor center lets you work on your short and long game. Try the Full Swing Simulator and work with video analysis to get you off to a great start. Course meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).

Registration Code = CRN 3261
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to May. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-11:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Golf Center- 6270 Secor Rd, TC
Instructor = Doug Lichty
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Apr. 11 to Jun. 13

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.

Registration Code = CRN 3161
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $159
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Jun. 27 to Aug. 22

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.

Registration Code = CRN 2328
Meeting dates = Jun. 27 to Aug. 22
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $125
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Jun. 23 to Aug. 18

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.

Registration Code = CRN 2319
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Aug. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:15PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $119
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Apr. 10 to Jun. 12

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.

Registration Code = CRN 3160
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Jun. 12
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:15PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $159
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Jun. 26 to Aug. 21

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.

Registration Code = CRN 2326
Meeting dates = Jun. 26 to Aug. 21
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:15PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $139
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 184 -- Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement -- Apr. 16 to May. 7

This indoor golf class is designed for those with some golf experience. You’ll review the basics of a good golf game with personal coaching from a pro. Learn to better manage a course—which clubs to use for specific situations, handling different clubs, and reading a course. You’ll practice drives, chip shots, and putting in a great indoor environment. Video analysis of your swing will help you better understand what really influences a golf shot as you work to improve your skills. Course meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).

Registration Code = CRN 3264
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to May. 7
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Golf Center- 6270 Secor Rd, TC
Instructor = Doug Lichty
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 217 -- Aerobic Dance (one day a week) -- Jun. 16 to Aug. 6

Enjoy a fun and energetic workout that improves your fitness level. The program is Jacki Sorenson’s Aerobic Dance and is a progressive program designed for the nondancer—although you will feel like a dancer. Great cardio; great firmer; great fun! Attend one day a week (Tuesdays OR Thursdays).

Registration Code = CRN 2325
Meeting dates = Jun. 16 to Aug. 6
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Terry Tarnow
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Apr. 9 to May. 7

This course provides a great overview of yoga--a holistic experience benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. The focus of the practice is to bring balance in all aspects of life. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate 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.

Registration Code = CRN 3148
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to May. 7
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $70
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Jun. 25 to Aug. 13

This course provides a great overview of yoga—a holistic experience benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. The focus of the practice is to bring balance in all aspects of life. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2310
Meeting dates = Jun. 25 to Aug. 13
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Jun. 22 to Aug. 10

This course provides a great overview of yoga—a holistic experience benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. The focus of the practice is to bring balance in all aspects of life. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2309
Meeting dates = Jun. 22 to Aug. 10
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Apr. 8 to May. 6

This course provides a great overview of yoga--a holistic experience benefiting the body, mind, and spirit. The focus of the practice is to bring balance in all aspects of life. Learn basic concepts and techniques that you can incorporate 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.

Registration Code = CRN 3147
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to May. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-11:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $70
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 234 -- Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies -- Apr. 10 to Jun. 12

Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. In this session, arthritis will be looked at from the perspective of balancing the "energy body." 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. Wear comfortable clothing.

Registration Code = CRN 3169
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Jun. 12
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $209
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 234 -- Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies -- Jun. 26 to Aug. 21

Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness. In this session, arthritis will be looked at from the perspective of balancing the “energy body.” 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. Wear comfortable clothing. For beginning students and those who have taken yoga before.

Registration Code = CRN 2337
Meeting dates = Jun. 26 to Aug. 21
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $185
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 251 -- Meditation: Beginning & Beyond -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 24

Part a healthy lifestyle, regular practice of meditation can reduce stress, improve health, boost the immune system, and balance emotions. This class includes meditation and discussion around the awakening and maturing of the conscious mind. Experience techniques and breath work to relax and center your body and your mind. Wear comfortable clothing. Course meets at Epiphany East in Acme (one block east of US-31 on the north side of M-72).

Registration Code = CRN 3175
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Epiphany Salon East (in Acme)
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 251 -- Meditation: Beginning & Beyond -- Jul. 8 to Aug. 19

Part a healthy lifestyle, regular practice of meditation can reduce stress, improve health, boost the immune system, and balance emotions. This class includes meditation and discussion around the awakening and maturing of the conscious mind. Experience techniques and breath work to relax and center your body and your mind. Wear comfortable clothing. Ask for directions when registering.

Registration Code = CRN 2338
Meeting dates = Jul. 8 to Aug. 19
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Epiphany Salon East (in Acme)
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 270 -- Sunrise Flow Yoga -- Jun. 23 to Aug. 18

An energetic “wake me, shake me” flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily builds in intensity, creating strength and flexibility while 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.

Registration Code = CRN 2331
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Aug. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 07:30AM-08:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 270 -- Sunrise Flow Yoga -- Apr. 7 to Jun. 9

An energetic "wake me, shake me" flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next makes a beautiful practice. This morning flow of progressive movements steadily builds in intensity, creating strength and flexibility while 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.

Registration Code = CRN 3163
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 07:30AM-08:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 272 -- Sailing Basics: section 1 -- Aug. 10 to Aug. 11

Learn the basics of sailing in a classroom environment. You’ll learn the terminology and theory of sailing as well as boating safety, boat design, sailing physics, tactical training, and rudimentary navigation skills. You’ll discover the world of sailing and learn about local resources and sailing programs to help “plug you in” to local sailing events. Course fee includes the text: Start Sailing Right.

Registration Code = CRN 2332
Meeting dates = Aug. 10 to Aug. 11
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #219
Instructor = Stewart McFerran
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 273 -- Sailing Experience: section 2 -- Aug. 17 to Aug. 18

Put the sailing tactics learned in session 1 into practice under the watchful eye of your instructor. You’ll learn to rig, hoist, and trim the sails. You’ll practice tacking, jibbing, reaching and close hauling, but hopefully no turtling. Dress to get wet and have fun testing your new skills in a two-hour sailing lesson on one of the dates below. Location for this class is discussed in Sailing Basics: Section 1. Limited to 4 participants.

Registration Code = CRN 2334
Meeting dates = Aug. 17 to Aug. 18
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Stewart McFerran
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 285 -- Total Body Fitness with NIA -- Jun. 23 to Jul. 28

Mix a little martial arts (Tai Chi, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do), dance arts, and healing arts (like yoga), turn on the music, and you have a fun, dynamic way to get an effective cardiovascular workout. NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) promotes healthy joints and balance; increases strength, flexibility, and circulation; reduces tension; and especially important, it is designed to be pleasurable and movements can be modified so that you work at a level appropriate for you. Wear comfortable clothing.

Registration Code = CRN 2311
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Jul. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center
Instructor = Anna Wassa
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 285 -- Total Body Fitness with NIA -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 16

Mix a little martial arts (tai chi, aikido, tai kwon do), dance arts, and healing arts (like yoga), turn on the music, and you have a fun, dynamic way to get an effective cardiovascular workout. NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) promotes healthy joints and balance; increases strength, flexibility, and circulation; reduces tension; and especially important, it is designed to be pleasurable and movements can be modified so that you work at a level appropriate for you. Wear comfortable clothing. Class meets at Munson Community Health Center (550 Munson Ave.)

Registration Code = CRN 3214
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Anna Wassa
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 293 -- Basic Bicycle Maintenance -- Mar. 19 to Mar. 19

Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills in this demonstration course 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. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $20 value.

Registration Code = CRN 3252
Meeting dates = Mar. 19 to Mar. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Chris Remy
Cost = $55
EEPA 312 -- Kundalini Yoga Fire Series -- Apr. 9 to Jun. 11

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. Based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, boosts the immune system, and soothes the nervous system. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition.

Registration Code = CRN 3165
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:45PM-08:15PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $159
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 312 -- Kundalini Yoga Fire Series -- Jun. 25 to Aug. 20

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.

Registration Code = CRN 2333
Meeting dates = Jun. 25 to Aug. 20
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:45PM-08:15PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $139
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 313 -- The Wedding Dance -- Apr. 19 to Apr. 19

Congratulations, someone's getting married! Oh, no--the date is fast approaching and you need a dance lesson. This one-night class is for the lucky bride and groom, parents, relatives, or even the entire wedding party who need some serious help before the big day. Learn basic moves and how to connect with your partner so you'll be able to dance to any kind of music. Use these newly learned moves to feel comfortable while still looking good. Wear slippery-soled shoes. PLEASE NOTE: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3138
Meeting dates = Apr. 19 to Apr. 19
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 313 -- The Wedding Dance -- May. 31 to May. 31

Congratulations, someone’s getting married! Oh, no—the date is fast 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’ll be able to dance to any kind of music. Use these newly learned moves to feel comfortable while still looking good. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 2303
Meeting dates = May. 31 to May. 31
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 313 -- The Wedding Dance -- May. 6 to May. 6

Congratulations, someone’s getting married! Oh, no—the date is fast 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’ll be able to dance to any kind of music. Use these newly learned moves to feel comfortable while still looking good. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 2300
Meeting dates = May. 6 to May. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 313 -- The Wedding Dance -- Jun. 19 to Jun. 19

Congratulations, someone’s getting married! Oh, no—the date is fast 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’ll be able to dance to any kind of music. Use these newly learned moves to feel comfortable while still looking good. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 2304
Meeting dates = Jun. 19 to Jun. 19
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Jun. 21 to Jun. 21

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy those summer parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll 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. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 2295
Meeting dates = Jun. 21 to Jun. 21
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Apr. 26 to Apr. 26

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy those summer parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you'll learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with some experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3137
Meeting dates = Apr. 26 to Apr. 26
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Aug. 5 to Aug. 5

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy those summer parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll 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. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 2298
Meeting dates = Aug. 5 to Aug. 5
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- May. 20 to May. 20

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy those summer parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll 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. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 2292
Meeting dates = May. 20 to May. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 344 -- Recreational Trailer Towing -- Jun. 17 to Jun. 17

Whether you’re towing a travel trailer, fifth wheel trailer, boat trailer, snowmobile trailer, horse trailer, or popcorn wagon, you know that trailering can be challenging as well as enjoyable. And there’s a lot to know to make it safe, efficient, and fun. Learn about lights, tires, wheel bearings, and brakes. Explore hitches—load carrying, load distributing, fifth wheel, goose neck, and sway controls. Trailer sway (fishtailing) has ten possible causes and we’ll examine them all. Some tow vehicles work better than others; compare the good with the not-so-good. And for fun, we’ll share a few on-the-road experiences.

Registration Code = CRN 2330
Meeting dates = Jun. 17 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #103
Instructor = Bruce Trudgen
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 376 -- Fly Fishing: Introductory Workshop -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 23

Join local fly fishing expert Chuck Hawkins as he teaches you the fundamentals of fly fishing. This fun introduction includes an overview of rods and reels along with a hands-on casting session. Leave with a good understanding of what you need to get started in this popular sport. Opportunities abound for great fly fishing in the Grand Traverse area, so accelerate your skills and join the fun.

Registration Code = CRN 3254
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #208
Instructor = Chuck Hawkins
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 385 -- Great Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch & Cook -- Jun. 20 to Jun. 20

Head to beautiful Fishtown at Leland Harbor and meet up with Captain Scott Anderson of Far-Fetched Fishing Charters for an afternoon of Lake Michigan fishing fun. Ply the waters off Leland’s coast as you work to land a mighty king salmon or the powerful lake trout. Back on shore, head over to Carlson’s Market to see how the pros clean and fillet your catch. Cap off the day as you enjoy a meal served with a Lake Michigan flare and prepared by the Riverside Inn in Leland. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. Limited to six participants. Please register at least one week ahead. Cost includes dinner.

Registration Code = CRN 2327
Meeting dates = Jun. 20 to Jun. 20
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 12:30PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Scott Anderson
Cost = $165
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 385 -- Great Lakes Fishing Charter: Catch & Cook -- Aug. 15 to Aug. 15

Head to beautiful Fishtown at Leland Harbor and meet up with Captain Scott Anderson of Far-Fetched Fishing Charters for an afternoon of Lake Michigan fishing fun. Ply the waters off Leland’s coast as you work to land a mighty king salmon or the powerful lake trout. Back on shore, head over to Carlson’s Market to see how the pros clean and fillet your catch. Cap off the day as you enjoy a meal served with a Lake Michigan flare and prepared by the Riverside Inn in Leland. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. Limited to six participants. Please register at least one week ahead. Cost includes dinner.

Registration Code = CRN 2329
Meeting dates = Aug. 15 to Aug. 15
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 12:30PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Scott Anderson
Cost = $165
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- Apr. 17 to May. 8

Maybe you’ve always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here’s a fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, trust, and become a better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slo-dancin’, 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. Couple discount is not available if registering online. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

Registration Code = CRN 3133
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to May. 8
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- May. 15 to Jun. 5

Maybe you’ve always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here’s 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, slo-dancin’, 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. Note: couple discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 2291
Meeting dates = May. 15 to Jun. 5
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:00PM-09:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- Apr. 17 to May. 8

Maybe you’ve always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here’s a fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, trust, and become a better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slo-dancin’, 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. Couple discount is not available if registering online. Choose a 4-week or 7-week option.

Registration Code = CRN 3134
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to May. 8
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:00PM-10:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 456 -- Turbo HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training -- Jun. 22 to Jul. 29

HIIT is an intense cardiovascular routine designed to maximize fat loss and overall fitness in less time than normal routines (35 minutes!) As an enhanced form of interval training, it provides periods of intensity followed by short recovery times. HIIT has a high afterburn effect which causes calories to be burned hours after the workout is over. Workout results include a more toned athletic body, overall fitness improvement, and increased energy. Bring a towel, water bottle, and mat.

Registration Code = CRN 2318
Meeting dates = Jun. 22 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:10PM-12:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 456 -- Turbo HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training -- May. 11 to Jun. 17

HIIT is an intense cardiovascular routine designed to maximize fat loss and overall fitness in less time than normal routines (35 minutes!) As an enhanced form of interval training, it provides periods of intensity followed by short recovery times. HIIT has a high afterburn effect which causes calories to be burned hours after the workout is over. Workout results include a more toned athletic body, overall fitness improvement, and increased energy. Bring a towel, water bottle, and mat.

Registration Code = CRN 2317
Meeting dates = May. 11 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:10PM-12:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 460 -- Spring Bicycle Tune and Ride -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 16

Learn to the do it yourself bike tuning techniques that will save you money and get your bicycle in shape for spring. Bring your bike to class and learn how to do a basic tune-up. You’ll learn to adjust brakes, tire pressure, shifters, and gears, as well as, to check and adjust for proper fit. Once you have your bike adjusted, the class will take a fun ride on the TART trail which is located close to class. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on important maintenance topics and then take a ride. Bring your bike to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3253
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Chris Remy
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 469 -- Total Barre -- Mar. 16 to May. 18

Get fit and stay active with Total Barre™, a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina, and dynamic stability. It combines elements from Pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training—and it’s fun! You’ll use the ballet barre and small equipment. Bring a mat to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3225
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to May. 18
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-09:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $99
EEPA 469 -- Total Barre -- Jul. 6 to Aug. 12

Get fit and stay active with Total Barre™, a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina, and dynamic stability. It combines elements from Pilates, dance, cardio, and strength training—and it’s fun! You’ll use the ballet barre and small equipment. Bring a mat to class.

Registration Code = CRN 2320
Meeting dates = Jul. 6 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-09:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 517 -- Total Body Sampler -- May. 12 to Jun. 18

Achieve your fitness goals with a fresh, balanced workout that includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility. Arm and foot combinations of kickboxing strengthen and tone everything; a simple and fun step routine set to music is guaranteed to build cardiac conditioning (no confusing choreography); top it off using the unstable fit ball for building ab strength and improving balance and posture. Register for once a week (you pick the day), or twice a week. Bring a mat, water bottle, and towel. All options 6 weeks Option 1: May 12-June 18 Code: 2313 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 2: May 12-June 18 Code: 2314 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 3: June 23-July 30 Code: 2315 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 4: June 23-July 30 Code: 2316 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120 Instructor: Marcia Talicska $129 each (Options 1 & 3) $69 each (Options 2 & 4)

Registration Code = CRN 2314
Meeting dates = May. 12 to Jun. 18
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 517 -- Total Body Sampler -- May. 12 to Jun. 18

Achieve your fitness goals with a fresh, balanced workout that includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility. Arm and foot combinations of kickboxing strengthen and tone everything; a simple and fun step routine set to music is guaranteed to build cardiac conditioning (no confusing choreography); top it off using the unstable fit ball for building ab strength and improving balance and posture. Register for once a week (you pick the day), or twice a week. Bring a mat, water bottle, and towel. All options 6 weeks Option 1: May 12-June 18 Code: 2313 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 2: May 12-June 18 Code: 2314 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 3: June 23-July 30 Code: 2315 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 4: June 23-July 30 Code: 2316 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120 Instructor: Marcia Talicska $129 each (Options 1 & 3) $69 each (Options 2 & 4)

Registration Code = CRN 2313
Meeting dates = May. 12 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 517 -- Total Body Sampler -- Jun. 23 to Jul. 30

Achieve your fitness goals with a fresh, balanced workout that includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility. Arm and foot combinations of kickboxing strengthen and tone everything; a simple and fun step routine set to music is guaranteed to build cardiac conditioning (no confusing choreography); top it off using the unstable fit ball for building ab strength and improving balance and posture. Register for once a week (you pick the day), or twice a week. Bring a mat, water bottle, and towel. All options 6 weeks Option 1: May 12-June 18 Code: 2313 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 2: May 12-June 18 Code: 2314 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 3: June 23-July 30 Code: 2315 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 4: June 23-July 30 Code: 2316 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120 Instructor: Marcia Talicska $129 each (Options 1 & 3) $69 each (Options 2 & 4)

Registration Code = CRN 2316
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Jul. 30
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 517 -- Total Body Sampler -- Jun. 23 to Jul. 30

Achieve your fitness goals with a fresh, balanced workout that includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility. Arm and foot combinations of kickboxing strengthen and tone everything; a simple and fun step routine set to music is guaranteed to build cardiac conditioning (no confusing choreography); top it off using the unstable fit ball for building ab strength and improving balance and posture. Register for once a week (you pick the day), or twice a week. Bring a mat, water bottle, and towel. All options 6 weeks Option 1: May 12-June 18 Code: 2313 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 2: May 12-June 18 Code: 2314 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 3: June 23-July 30 Code: 2315 Tues. AND Thurs., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Option 4: June 23-July 30 Code: 2316 Tues. OR Thurs. (choose one) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 120 Instructor: Marcia Talicska $129 each (Options 1 & 3) $69 each (Options 2 & 4)

Registration Code = CRN 2315
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Jul. 30
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 525 -- Bikram Yoga -- Apr. 29 to Jun. 20

The original Hot Yoga, 105 degrees, 26 poses, two breathing exercises, plus heat. Class meets for 90 minutes, three times per week for 7.5 weeks on a flexible schedule, for a total of 23 workouts on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week with daytime, evening, and weekend times to choose from. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Orientation is REQUIRED for NEW Bikram Yoga students on Wednesday, April 29 at 3:00 pm; contact Bikram Yoga Studio at (231) 392-4798 with questions if unsure if you must attend orientation. All classes meet at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant).

Registration Code = CRN 2339
Meeting dates = Apr. 29 to Jun. 20
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = Bikram Yoga Studio
Instructor = Brandon Kietzman
Cost = $159
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 526 -- Core and More -- Apr. 20 to Jun. 15

Make the most of your lunchtime with a great workout. Pilates and yoga style exercises focus on building major core strength. Exercise targets all major muscle groups with a concentration on glutes, hips, back, and abdominals. Yoga style stretching helps to improve range of motion in the body. The stronger the core the more fluid the motion. Bring light weights and a mat.

Registration Code = CRN 2312
Meeting dates = Apr. 20 to Jun. 15
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:50PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #219
Instructor = Elizabeth Graves
Cost = $139
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 242 -- Twelve O'Clock Toner -- Apr. 10 to Jun. 19

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, increase 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.

Registration Code = CRN 3224
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Jun. 19
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:50PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Kimberley Stevens
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 301 -- Reflexology for Life -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 16

Are your feet trying to tell you something? Learn how your feet can help you improve your overall health as you explore the basics of reflexology. Discover techniques that will improve blood flow, reduce stress and pain, and rejuvenate tired hands and feet. Try your hand at reflexology after you have an opportunity to observe the techniques. It has been accepted as an important adjunct for healthcare. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder.

Registration Code = CRN 3270
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Leslie Friend
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 349 -- Aroma Therapy -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 23

The practice of using essential oils from plants and flowers to stimulate brain function is how we define aroma therapy. Explore the properties of different oils, the process of making oils, how and why they work, and what they do. You’ll make bath salts and try oils as you learn ways to use them to enhance your life in your day-to day world. You’ll leave refreshed and smelling very good.

Registration Code = CRN 3299
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 23
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Leslie Friend
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 358 -- Natural Health & Healing with Ayurveda -- Jun. 10 to Jun. 10

Learn your individual body/mind type according to Ayurveda, the natural healing system and the sister science of yoga. Discover probable causes of imbalances that lead to disorders and disease, such as allergies, arthritis, fatigue, headaches, obesity, constipation, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Explore healing herbs and spices and make spice mixtures to take home for your particular imbalance. Enjoy this time proven approach to nutrition, daily routine, herbal medicines and detoxification. Have fun learning basic Ayurvedic principles for radiant health!

Registration Code = CRN 2340
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Marti Jeffs
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 359 -- Kickstart Your Metabolism -- Jul. 22 to Jul. 22

Do you experience strong food/sugar cravings? Do you find yourself with low energy, poor focus and having difficulty losing weight? Join nutritionist, Marcia Sivek, for a healthy solution to give your metabolism a kick start so you feel energized, focused and more in control of your weight. Learn how real foods can help eliminate cravings and boost metabolism by balancing your blood sugar. Explore which foods affect energy, mood, sleep and weight loss. You’ll also walk away with easy, healthy and tasty food suggestions.

Registration Code = CRN 2341
Meeting dates = Jul. 22 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Marcia Sivek
Cost = $29
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 103 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis - Beginning -- Apr. 9 to Jun. 4

This specifically designed program maximizes the potential benefits of Sun style Tai Chi. It provides a safe and gentle form of exercise for any age and fitness level and is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundations worldwide as an effective way to manage arthritis discomfort. You will learn a variety of gentle movements and Qigong exercise that can relieve pain and improve posture, circulation, concentration, balance, and stability. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

Registration Code = CRN 3206
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Jun. 4
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 04:30PM-05:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 103 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis - Beginning -- Apr. 9 to Jun. 4

This specifically designed program maximizes the potential benefits of Sun style Tai Chi. It provides a safe and gentle form of exercise for any age and fitness level and is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundations worldwide as an effective way to manage arthritis discomfort. You will learn a variety of gentle movements and Qigong exercise that can relieve pain and improve posture, circulation, concentration, balance, and stability. Wear comfortable clothing for movement.

Registration Code = CRN 3414
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Jun. 4
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 105 -- Pre-Natal Yoga -- Apr. 13 to May. 18

Yoga for the mom-to-be helps you to connect with your baby through relaxation, breath work, and opening postures. Each session includes gentle yoga movements with a focus on relaxation and breath to support a calm body during labor and as a parent. Suitable for any stage of pregnancy. Wear comfortable clothes for movement.

Registration Code = CRN 3212
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to May. 18
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-06:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 105 -- Pre-Natal Yoga -- Jul. 6 to Aug. 17

Yoga for the mom-to-be helps you to connect with your baby through relaxation, breath work, and opening postures. The sessions blend relaxation and gentle yoga movements with a focus on the breath to support a calm body and mind during labor and as a parent. Suitable for any stage of pregnancy. Wear comfortable clothes for movement.

Registration Code = CRN 2342
Meeting dates = Jul. 6 to Aug. 17
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-06:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $99
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 127 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis - Continuing -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 2

Continue study of the gentle beginning 12-movement Sun style while extending your practice with effective new movements to improve posture, balance, stability, circulation, and concentration. Reap the benefits from a program that has helped thousands of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Wear comfortable clothing.

Registration Code = CRN 3208
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 2
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:15PM-02:15PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 132 -- Qigong for Strengthening and Cleansing -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 3

Qigong combines slow gentle movement with breath, body alignment, imagery and intention. Easy to learn, this routine includes an energy balancing phase and then focuses on cleansing and strengthening the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys, gall bladder, brain and nervous system. After each class you'll feel clear and refreshed. By the end, you will be able to confidently do this Qigong form at home. No previous experience necessary, all welcome!

Registration Code = CRN 3205
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Joan D'Argo
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 134 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis-Advanced -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 2

The nine advanced movements provide a final challenging sequel to this specifically designed program that maximizes the potential benefits of Sun style Tai Chi. Enhance skill and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness, and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis – Continuing.

Registration Code = CRN 3209
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 2
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 02:30PM-03:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 137 -- Qigong for Healthy Bones & Joints -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 3

Through gentle movement and stretches, learn an easy Qigong (“chee-gong”) routine designed to increase mobility in your bones and joints, enhance flexibility and balance, cultivate more energy, and reduce stress. Studies show we can prevent and even reverse osteoporosis to create healthy bones and joints. Experience Bone Breathing Meditation, a deeply relaxing guided meditation that effortlessly recharges your bones and increases the natural capacity of your body to heal.

Registration Code = CRN 3197
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-06:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Joan D'Argo
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 105 -- Gentle Yoga -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 23

Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture, and balance, and provides a sense of 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 for movement.

Registration Code = CRN 3070
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 23
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:15AM-11:30AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 105 -- Gentle Yoga -- Jul. 7 to Aug. 18

Find out why so many have found that yoga improves flexibility, strength, posture, and balance, and provides a sense of 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 for movement.

Registration Code = CRN 2212
Meeting dates = Jul. 7 to Aug. 18
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:15AM-11:30AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 109 -- Learn to See as an Artist Sees; You'll Draw as an Artist -- Apr. 23 to May. 28

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 a 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.

Registration Code = CRN 3079
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to May. 28
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 03:30PM-05:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Elizabeth Abeel
Cost = $125
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 116 -- Writing Your Life Stories -- May. 5 to May. 26

Have you had the urge to put your stories on paper? Whether for family and friends or as a gift to yourself, take time to capture pieces of your journey in writing. Whether you are a beginning or experienced writer, you will find content by working with memories, photographs, letters, and a variety of writing techniques to help you vividly portray the people, places and events that have influenced your life. Bring writing materials, a 3-ring binder, and your enthusiasm.

Registration Code = CRN 2220
Meeting dates = May. 5 to May. 26
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Debra Jackson
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit: 1-2 Days/Week -- Mar. 16 to May. 29

Is it time to get fit, shape-up, try something new? Here’s a guided class with lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Using the NMC gym, you’ll enjoy lively morning exercise that provides a well-balanced workout. The more you participate, the more you benefit. Sign up for a many days as you like and choose your workouts as you go along based on the schedule below. Aerobic workouts are made fun with music and options; Strengthening and flexibility are critical components addressed through a gentle approach to Pilates; balance and strength can be fun and interesting done on an exercise ball. Pilates for Strength: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Moderate Aerobics: Wednesdays and Fridays; Exercise Ball: Mondays. Instructors: Maggie Quinn, Marcia Talicska, & Jennifer Dykstra. Option 1: 10 weeks, Jan. 5-March 13 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3226 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3227 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3228 ($126 with LIFE Discount). Opt. 2: 10 weeks, March 16-May 29 (no class March 30-April 3; May 25) -- 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3230 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3231 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3232 ($126 with LIFE Discount). NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online. Call 231-995-1700 to register.

Registration Code = CRN 3231
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to May. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $126
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit: 1-2 Days/Week -- Mar. 16 to May. 29

Is it time to get fit, shape-up, try something new? Here’s a guided class with lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Using the NMC gym, you’ll enjoy lively morning exercise that provides a well-balanced workout. The more you participate, the more you benefit. Sign up for a many days as you like and choose your workouts as you go along based on the schedule below. Aerobic workouts are made fun with music and options; Strengthening and flexibility are critical components addressed through a gentle approach to Pilates; balance and strength can be fun and interesting done on an exercise ball. Pilates for Strength: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Moderate Aerobics: Wednesdays and Fridays; Exercise Ball: Mondays. Instructors: Maggie Quinn, Marcia Talicska, & Jennifer Dykstra. Option 1: 10 weeks, Jan. 5-March 13 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3226 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3227 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3228 ($126 with LIFE Discount). Opt. 2: 10 weeks, March 16-May 29 (no class March 30-April 3; May 25) -- 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3230 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3231 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3232 ($126 with LIFE Discount). NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online. Call 231-995-1700 to register.

Registration Code = CRN 3232
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to May. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $155
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit: 1-2 Days/Week -- Mar. 16 to May. 29

Is it time to get fit, shape-up, try something new? Here’s a guided class with lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Using the NMC gym, you’ll enjoy lively morning exercise that provides a well-balanced workout. The more you participate, the more you benefit. Sign up for a many days as you like and choose your workouts as you go along based on the schedule below. Aerobic workouts are made fun with music and options; Strengthening and flexibility are critical components addressed through a gentle approach to Pilates; balance and strength can be fun and interesting done on an exercise ball. Pilates for Strength: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Moderate Aerobics: Wednesdays and Fridays; Exercise Ball: Mondays. Instructors: Maggie Quinn, Marcia Talicska, & Jennifer Dykstra. Option 1: 10 weeks, Jan. 5-March 13 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3226 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3227 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3228 ($126 with LIFE Discount). Opt. 2: 10 weeks, March 16-May 29 (no class March 30-April 3; May 25) -- 1-2 days a week: $69, Code: 3230 ($58 with LIFE Discount); 3-4 days a week: $126, Code: 3231 ($104 with LIFE Discount); 5 days a week: $155, Code: 3232 ($126 with LIFE Discount). NOTE: LIFE Discount not available if registering online. Call 231-995-1700 to register.

Registration Code = CRN 3230
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to May. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $69
EESA 471 -- Beginning Computers -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 30

If you are an absolute beginner, this hands-on class takes the mystery out of computers and explores common jargon, computer hardware, and the most popular software packages. Learn how to use the mouse and be introduced to basic Windows computer operations; word processing basics like manipulating text, cut, paste, and copy; and how to save your work using Microsoft Word. Gain the knowledge, practice, and confidence to grow your computer skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3017
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 473 -- Mah Jongg Madness -- Apr. 6 to Apr. 27

Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learnthe 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 card 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, but your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

Registration Code = CRN 3073
Meeting dates = Apr. 6 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Peggy Rod
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 473 -- Mah Jongg Madness -- May. 11 to Jun. 8

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 card 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, but your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

Registration Code = CRN 2217
Meeting dates = May. 11 to Jun. 8
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #217
Instructor = Pamela Shaberly
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 489 -- Strength Training for 50+ -- Mar. 17 to May. 28

Each session works all muscle groups to increase strength, improve posture, and provide greater mobility. The 50-minute workout takes place in the NMC Fitness Center.

Registration Code = CRN 3234
Meeting dates = Mar. 17 to May. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $125
EESA 489 -- Strength Training for 50+ -- Jun. 24 to Aug. 19

Each session works all muscle groups to increase strength, improve posture, and provide greater mobility. The 50-minute workout takes place in the NMC Fitness Center.

Registration Code = CRN 2322
Meeting dates = Jun. 24 to Aug. 19
Meeting days = Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-08:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 506 -- Birding by Ear -- Apr. 17 to Apr. 18

Add a new dimension to your enjoyment of local birds by learning to recognize them by their songs. Begin this spring adventure 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, you'll need your walking shoes as you head to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore at the height of the breeding season when the birds sing the most. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Field trip details and carpooling will be arranged at the first session. Field trip day is Sat., April 18, 2015, 8 to 10:30 a.m. and begins in Empire at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Headquarters.

Registration Code = CRN 3065
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to Apr. 18
Meeting days = Friday, Saturday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Alice Van Zoeren
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 533 -- Spring Wildflower Exploration -- May. 11 to Jun. 1

Explore the spring flowers of northern Michigan! In this field-based class we’ll visit forests and wetlands and see how many different spring wildflowers we can find while learning techniques for observing and identifying plants. Each day we meet at a different interesting field site around Traverse City or Leelanau County. We’ll go over plant identification materials, then venture forth and see what we can find! Be prepared for uneven and wet terrain, variable weather, and mosquitos. Bring a notebook, water bottle, a magnifier for looking at small plant parts, and your questions! First class meets at Clay Cliffs Natural Area (on M-22 north of Leland).

Registration Code = CRN 2261
Meeting dates = May. 11 to Jun. 1
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 02:00PM-05:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Liana May
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 564 -- Birding by Ear - A Sequel -- May. 1 to May. 2

Once you’ve been introduced to over a dozen local birds in the previous class, you’re ready to fly a little further. Increase your birding skills by learning 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 birding experience to apply what you’ve learned (bring binoculars and dress for the weather). The morning field trip details and carpools will be arranged at the first session.

Registration Code = CRN 2254
Meeting dates = May. 1 to May. 2
Meeting days = Friday, Saturday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Alice Van Zoeren
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 565 -- Sleeping Bear Dunes - The Big Story -- Apr. 22 to Apr. 29

Habitats, creatures, shoreline, plant life, challenges--how much do you really know about the Lake Michigan shoreline and the 71,000+ acres of national parkland in our backyard? Explore the varied habitat from dunes and forests to wetlands and rivers and the issues facing each including invasive species, climate, and contamination. Discover who lives there--the birds, mammals, amphibians, fish, and plants. Get updates on the botulism study, spread of Lyme disease, and surveys on Piping Plovers, amphibians, and brook trout. The first two sessions are in the classroom; the last day is a guided fieldtrip experience in the Sleeping Bear Dunes Park and meets from 1 to 5 p.m. (carpools arranged at the 2nd class; cost does not include vehicle entrance fee).

Registration Code = CRN 3064
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to Apr. 29
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 569 -- Gentle Pilates for 50+ -- Jun. 23 to Jul. 30

Continue a practice of core strengthening and flexibility. The workout is similar to what you’ve been doing in Forever Fit.

Registration Code = CRN 2323
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Jul. 30
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 590 -- Lifelong Learning Campus Day - (no lunch) -- May. 15 to May. 15

Join us for this popular enrichment event. Create your own learning day by selecting three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world we live in, from our own challenges to local and regional issues, technology to area attractions, computer skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Community leaders and experts along with NMC faculty present insightful sessions. A get-acquainted lunch break features a convenient box lunch or you may bring your favorite brown bag. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available 3 weeks before the event at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now to receive first choice of sessions when the topics are published.

Registration Code = CRN 2238
Meeting dates = May. 15 to May. 15
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 591 -- Lifelong Learning Campus Day - (with lunch) -- May. 15 to May. 15

Join us for this popular enrichment event. Create your own learning day by selecting three sessions from over 40 unique options about the ever-changing world we live in, from our own challenges to local and regional issues, technology to area attractions, computer skills, wellness, travel, the arts, and more. Community leaders and experts along with NMC faculty present insightful sessions. A get-acquainted lunch break features a convenient box lunch or you may bring your favorite brown bag. Beverages are provided. Session topics will be available 3 weeks before the event at www.nmc.edu/ees and by mail. Register now to receive first choice of sessions when the topics are published.

Registration Code = CRN 2240
Meeting dates = May. 15 to May. 15
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 609 -- Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants -- Jun. 13 to Jun. 13

Have you ever tasted a wild leek? A violet? Did you know that many of the plants around us can be used as food or medicine? Gain basic plant identification skills as you learn to recognize more than 20 common species of edible and medicinal plants and know when they are ready for gathering. We’ll also explore how plants and humans interact, how they have been used by people for millennia, and how we can forage without threatening the survival of these marvelous plant neighbors. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Come prepared to walk in the woods. Optional text: The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Plants.

Registration Code = CRN 2267
Meeting dates = Jun. 13 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Trav.Bay Area ISD Conf. Center
Instructor = Kirk Waterstripe
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 616 -- Ghost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes: One-Day Adventure -- May. 20 to May. 20

Ghost towns captivate our imaginations. Who were the people and what were their lives like? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven is an example of what these logging villages were like in their heyday. Discover the towns, what happened to them, and the people who lived there. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park (you may prefer to meet the group at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m.). We’ll travel to several ghost towns exploring areas of the park very few people find. Includes lunch, transportation, and teacher/guide. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera.

Registration Code = CRN 2244
Meeting dates = May. 20 to May. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 617 -- Lake Michigan Shoreline Habitats: A One-Day Adventure -- May. 12 to May. 12

Experience up-close some of the habitats along the Lake Michigan shoreline. With Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL) as your classroom, learn how the habitats were formed, who lives there, their unique geology, and environmental threats that affect all of the Lake Michigan shoreline—invasive species, development, and climate change. Travel by van to several places to explore habitats, unique spots, and issues. The park adventure begins at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center. Van transportation is provided from the University Center to Empire and throughout the park (you may prefer to meet the group at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m.). Includes lunch, transportation, and all-day teacher/guide. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Wear hiking shoes for short walks along the beach or through the woods.

Registration Code = CRN 2262
Meeting dates = May. 12 to May. 12
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
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EESA 619 -- Northern Michigan Geology -- Jul. 14 to Jul. 15

Explore the formation of the northern Michigan landscape through a classroom, lab, and field trip experience. Guided by NMC Geology Professor, Robb Houston, learn about the Paleozoic rock layers, their fossils, and the relationship of rock layers to more recent geologic processes. A half-day in the lab provides core information for a full day of discovery visiting geologic sites. The field trip involves walking up to a mile in wooded terrain. Transportation and picnic box lunch included. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 2269
Meeting dates = Jul. 14 to Jul. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #213
Instructor = Robb Houston
Cost = $125
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EESA 645 -- Animal Tracking - Mammals of Northern Michigan -- Aug. 20 to Aug. 27

The landscape is full of life telling a story of activity beyond the human world. Learn to read these stories through observation skills and insights into the habitats and behaviors of various animals. Discover who lives here and how to interpret their tracks and signs. The first session is in a science classroom; the last day is a field trip experience to try your tracking skills. Field trip details and location will be provided in class. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day two. Last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration Code = CRN 2273
Meeting dates = Aug. 20 to Aug. 27
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #117
Instructor = Matt Miller
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 653 -- A Guide to Tree Identification -- May. 21 to May. 28

Enhance your hiking, landscaping, and outdoor adventures by learning to identify the beautiful trees and woody shrubs of Northern Michigan. Accurately identify native tree species and their invasive counterparts. Discover their roles in the eco-system and learn key terms, plant classification, principles of identification, and nomenclature in the classroom. Then take to the woods at the 2nd class for a leisurely 3-hour guided field walk at Cedar Run Creek Natural Area and hands-on learning that puts your new knowledge to work. Become familiar with the majestic and varied trees and shrubs of Northern Michigan. Learn their unique physical characteristics, their habitat, and growing conditions. Recommended book, “Trees of Michigan: Field Guide” by Stan Tekiela (or any Michigan/Midwest tree guide), can be found at most bookstores (approx. $13) or online. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 2264
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 28
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Andrew Burke
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 670 -- Understanding Northern Michigan Rivers -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 28

While our bays and the Great Lakes define the 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 high water quality in the region. Explore the riparian environment as you engage in learning about stream ecology, sampling methodology and testing protocols in the classroom. Then, put your newly acquired skills to the test as you participate in a stream side sampling expedition led by our expert instructor. The course ends with analysis of data collected and the story it tells. The course qualifies as credit toward the Naturalist Program certificate. Last class meets Noon-5 p.m. (field trip).

Registration Code = CRN 3038
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Colleen Masterson-Bzdok
Cost = $99
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EESA 680 -- Native Trees and Shrubs -- May. 28 to May. 28

Experience a leisurely 3-hour guided walk, on level ground, in the woods with ISA certified arborist, Bo Burke. Become familiar with the majestic and varied trees and shrubs of Northern Michigan. Learn their unique physical characteristics, their habitat, and growing conditions. With your new found knowledge, you’ll be ready to practice tree identification and skills on future nature walks. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Dress to walk outdoors. Class meets at Cedar Run Creek Natural Area (4300 Cedar Lake Rd., TC).

Registration Code = CRN 2265
Meeting dates = May. 28 to May. 28
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Andrew Burke
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 683 -- Reading Contemporary Poetry -- May. 20 to May. 20

What happened to rhyme? What happened to meter? How do you read a poem that doesn’t subscribe to any of the rules of so-called traditional poetry? If you love to read but find contemporary poetry confusing, hard to read, or hard to find, this introductory class is for you. Guided by author and poet, Teresa Scollon, you’ll sample a range of contemporary poets, discuss free verse and organic form, and explore reading approaches. You’ll leave with a sense of the range of contemporary poetry, a reading list, and perhaps a new favorite poet. Mostly, we’ll have fun enjoying good poetry.

Registration Code = CRN 2279
Meeting dates = May. 20 to May. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Teresa Scollon
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 701 -- Field Botany for the Naturalist -- Jul. 20 to Aug. 3

Have you ever wondered about the plants you see as you walk through the woods or your own yard? Learn basic tenets of botany—including terminology and plant families—identifying common plants by sight, and how to “key” plants. This will be an adventure as you gain a new perspective on the world around you! Each class session meets at a different site—beautiful bogs, forests, fields, and marshes—around Traverse City or Leelanau County. Be prepared for uneven and wet terrain, variable weather, mosquitos, and lots of walking. Bring a notebook, water bottle, a magnifier for looking at small plant parts, and your questions! This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. First class meets at Houdek Dunes Natural Area (between Leland and Northport on M-22).

Registration Code = CRN 2271
Meeting dates = Jul. 20 to Aug. 3
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Liana May
Cost = $85
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 703 -- Traversing the TART Trail - One Hour at a Time -- Apr. 20 to May. 13

Explore the Rails to Trails TART Trail in GT County—a great way to walk the east to west corridor. This wellness activity will contribute 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—about stepping outside to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with a small group of like-minded people. Along the way you’ll learn hiking essentials. Wear walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a water bottle.

Registration Code = CRN 3035
Meeting dates = Apr. 20 to May. 13
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-12:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 708 -- Everyone is an Artist -- Jun. 10 to Jun. 10

Art isn’t just for “artists!” Discover your inner artist and the magic found in each day as you learn to see like an artist. Elizabeth Abeel, instructor of NMC’s popular Learn to See as an Artist Sees course, shares a tool she has created to help develop your inner artist and enhance your view of the world. Learn the philosophy behind the concept and get a hands-on start in class. The creativity tool kit is included in the cost ($25). The course is ideal for those who have taken Learn to See but can also serve as a good introduction for anyone—no previous art training or experience required.

Registration Code = CRN 2219
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Elizabeth Abeel
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 716 -- Insects and Bugs: Essential Understanding for the Naturalist -- Jun. 10 to Jun. 24

The largest segment of the animal kingdom provides excellent fodder for the naturalist in you. Explore the world of Arthropods and gain expanded knowledge to share with others. Learn to differentiate between arthropods and other kinds of animals, and practice collection techniques. Leave with a better understanding of insect ecology and the important role each plays in the natural world. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring a sack lunch and dress to be outside on day three. Last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration Code = CRN 2266
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Erwin Elsner
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 717 -- Understanding Northern Michigan Wetlands -- Jul. 21 to Jul. 28

Wetlands are vital to water quality, global biomass productivity, biodiversity, and provide buffers from flooding and shoreline erosion. Gain important understanding of these complex natural features and the traits that define them, as well as ecosystem services they provide in the context of a changing world. Learn how to identify and differentiate the wetlands of northern Michigan; discover important plants and explore their role in a variety of wetland functions, and enjoy a wetland exploration fieldtrip where we will identify wetland types and flagship species. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 2272
Meeting dates = Jul. 21 to Jul. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Liana May
Cost = $79
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 744 -- Into the Wilderness -- May. 7 to May. 14

What is wilderness? What happens when an area is designated as wilderness? Over one-third of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s 71,000 acres have been set aside as wilderness. US Congress recently passed legislation creating a “Wilderness Designation” for this land. Join park expert, Kerry Kelly, to explore first-hand what this means with a 2-hour classroom discussion followed by an all-day guided tour of two areas within the designated “wilderness.” The tour includes morning and afternoon walks with different habitats and natural features, and lunch at a nearby restaurant. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 2260
Meeting dates = May. 7 to May. 14
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $105
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 745 -- Walking the TART Trail Connectors -- May. 18 to Jun. 3

Enhance your outdoor walking by hiking the TART Connector Trails including the Boardman Lake Trail in 2 sessions, VASA 5K loop, Mall Trail including the Kid’s Creek view and the newest Buffalo Trail. Experience first-hand these gifts to our area. Each hike is between 3-4 miles at about a 20-minute pace with periodic stops to take in the views and discuss your thoughts and questions. Meet at Hull Park behind the Traverse Library for the first hike.

Registration Code = CRN 2243
Meeting dates = May. 18 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-12:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 750 -- Fit Ball for 50+ -- Jun. 22 to Jul. 29

Build core strength and improve balance and coordination with exercises designed for the fit ball. This multi-purpose workout is gentle on joints and provides a fun way to keep your body strong. Bring a fit ball, towel, and water bottle, and mat. A limited number of balls may be available.

Registration Code = CRN 2321
Meeting dates = Jun. 22 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-08:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $65
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EESA 752 -- From Pyramids to Skyscrapers - Architecture through the Ages -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 28

Explore the fascinating world of 3-dimensional art—art to be lived or worked in—as you travel from Egyptian pyramids and cathedral spires to castles and modern masterpieces. Aided by extensive visuals, you will explore the significant periods up to the modern age along with the creative giants and their memorable works. You’ll also discuss current trends and transitions in materials. If you’ve been curious, have a new or long-time interest, and would like to learn from an expert, you’ll find much to expand your reading and travels.

Registration Code = CRN 3077
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = William Storrer
Cost = $79
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EESA 759 -- Walk "The Old Indian Trail" in Traverse City -- Jun. 3 to Jun. 5

Have you ever noticed some unusual markers around Traverse City—concrete, pointed top, large numbers? These mark an interesting trail used by Native Americans for many years before Europeans arrived. Explore a local portion of the trail that ran between Cadillac and Traverse City. The casual walk begins at Marker 32, corner of 7th Street and Cass Street (not far from parking garage on 8th St. near Union). Discover the historical gem as you walk and learn about the trail, 2-3 miles in each session.

Registration Code = CRN 2242
Meeting dates = Jun. 3 to Jun. 5
Meeting days = Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-11:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jerry Sura
Cost = $35
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 760 -- Your RV Could Be Your Home! -- May. 20 to May. 20

Is the RV life for you? From weekends away to long stays in warmer winter climates, RV living can provide convenience and freedom for traveling and taking your home with you. Join Gordon and Barbara Evans, RV travelers since 2008, for the inside story on what you need to know. You’ll gain insight into purchasing, maintenance, costs, trip preparation, travel and packing tips, and kinds of places to stay. They’ll even bring their RV so you get an up close look and tips for use of space. You’ll also receive useful handouts with ready-to-use information.

Registration Code = CRN 2205
Meeting dates = May. 20 to May. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Barbara Evans
Cost = $39
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EESA 774 -- Film and Music -- May. 7 to May. 21

Movie goers – here’s a fresh opportunity! What do films like Robin Hood, Casablanca, Psycho, and Lord of the Rings have in common? Leading-melodies (leitmotifs) – music that threads through and links the roller-coaster plots and developing characters. Expand your interest and insights into film and the role music plays by exploring the studio-system world and orchestral scores of the 1930s-50s with highlighted film clips. For comparison, we’ll also look at new techniques and soundtracks in more recent films. Along with several highlighted films, you will have a hand in choosing scenes for analysis.

Registration Code = CRN 2218
Meeting dates = May. 7 to May. 21
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Richard Rischar
Cost = $69
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EESA 776 -- Great American Songbook: Classic Years of Tin Pan Alley -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 30

Explore the Tin Pan Alley era of American popular song (1920s-40s) as an art, a business, and a cultural practice. From details to the big picture, you’ll learn some terms relating to classic popular song and gain recognition and appreciation for lyrical structures (rhyme, rhythm, form) along with basic musical features (melody, harmony, texture). Discover how the backgrounds of composers and singers have affected popular music. All of this adds up to a deeper appreciation for the rich heritage of American popular song and its continued sources of inspiration to the present day.

Registration Code = CRN 3080
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Richard Rischar
Cost = $69
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EESA 778 -- Today's Inequality: Why, So What, and Public Policy -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 22

For the past several years, economic and social inequality have become topics of national debate. Especially since the Great Recession of 2008-2011, the plight of the disappearing middle class has become a focus of growing concern. For an increasing number of Americans, the American Dream is disappearing. We’ll examine the causes of growing inequality, the consequences of a society with a withered middle class, and some of the policy proposals for addressing current trends.

Registration Code = CRN 3111
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 22
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Phillip Mikesell
Cost = $65
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EESA 780 -- Is the 'Islamic State' the New Normal? -- Apr. 20 to Apr. 27

The rise of the “Islamic State” represents a new type of challenge to the nation. The “IS” uses radical Islamist ideology, skilled propaganda, and a track record of military gains to attract recruits world-wide. It has seized control of large pieces of the Middle East and seems able to hold on to its gains despite military attacks from western allies. Is President Obama’s strategy working? Can the U.S. and our allies successfully disrupt, and ultimately destroy, the “Islamic State” or are we embarked on a war that promises to further destabilize the region? Join Jack Segal for a lively discussion of these important questions.

Registration Code = CRN 3109
Meeting dates = Apr. 20 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $69
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