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 161 -- Painting I -- Jun. 16 to Aug. 6

This academic course is open to noncredit students as a joint offering and takes a formalistic approach to problems in line, form, space, and techniques with emphasis on color. Projects explore several media, especially oils and acrylics. All levels accommodated.

Registration Code = CRN 1691
Meeting dates = Jun. 16 to Aug. 6
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:50PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts, Room #130
Instructor = Joan Richmond
Cost = $365
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 -- May. 8 to Jun. 5

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 1800
Meeting dates = May. 8 to Jun. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:45PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #106
Instructor = Kathleen Leach
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 571 -- Beading Basics - Make Jewelry -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

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 if you have them, bring a pair of round-nose pliers (and your reading glasses) for fine work.

Registration Code = CRN 2417
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #106
Instructor = Jennifer Helferich
Cost = $39
EEAC 595 -- Beginning Guitar -- Apr. 9 to Apr. 30

Learn the basics of guitar playing in this beginning class. You'll learn several chords and progressions, different strumming styles, and get a fundamental introduction to lead guitar. Discover tuning techniques and how to care for a guitar while adding to your skills and knowledge at each session. Please bring an acoustic six-string guitar and pick to class. Music materials included. Designed for ages 15 to 100.

Registration Code = CRN 2467
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #106
Instructor = Mary Eschelweck
Cost = $79
EEAC 596 -- Studio Recording-Workshop -- Jun. 14 to Jun. 14

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 1799
Meeting dates = Jun. 14 to Jun. 14
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #14
Instructor = Stephen Quick
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 628 -- Essential Skills for Photograp -- May. 29 to May. 29

Do you want to take better pictures? Practice and master the simple but essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture), and ISO. Find out how to set the correct exposure and what the numbers actually 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 DSLR Camera" first. Bring your digital camera.

Registration Code = CRN 1790
Meeting dates = May. 29 to May. 29
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #204
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 629 -- Photography: A Study in Light -- Jun. 18 to Jun. 18

Learn the different qualities of light and how to use it to control color and tonality in your images. Discover why the camera cannot always capture what you see with your eyes, what you can control with lighting, and how to pre-visualize your images. If you have ever taken images that did not come out the way you remembered the scene, then come and find out why. Prerequisite: Essentials Skills for Photographers. Bring your digital camera.

Registration Code = CRN 1791
Meeting dates = Jun. 18 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #207
Instructor = Charles St. Charles
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 640 -- Understanding Your DSLR Camera -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras are far more complex than their film counterparts. Learn how to take better photos as well as identify and adjust basic and advanced functions of your new 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 2391
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #06
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $49
EEAC 640 -- Understanding Your DSLR Camera -- May. 21 to May. 21

Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras are far more complex than their film counterparts. Learn how to take better photos as well as identify and adjust basic and advanced functions of your new 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 1789
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #212
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 722 -- Demystifying Computer Audio-Eqalizers, Compressors, & Melodyne -- May. 21 to May. 21

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 1798
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #12
Instructor = Stephen Quick
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 734 -- Photo Manipulation Using GIMP -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 30

GIMP is a free open source image editing program similar to Photoshop. Learn the basics of post processing .jpg images including cropping, basic color adjustments, conversion to black and white, and adjusting curves. The second night includes a variety of artistic editing projects: creating a double exposure by layering images and using layer masks, creating black and white photographs that leave one object in color, retouching the skin and eyes in portraits, and using filters to create arty effects. Basic computer skills are required. Bring a flash drive with a variety of digital pictures for in-class projects.

Registration Code = CRN 2403
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 741 -- High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography -- Jun. 25 to Jun. 25

Would you like to learn how to add more range of color and light to your photographs? HDR is a technique that lets you create images with a much wider range of contrast and color than you can normally capture. Discover how to shoot for HDR and learn several techniques for processing those images. Find out how to “save scenes” with more contrast than the camera can capture in a single image and how to add other effects that will bring your photos to life! Bring your digital SLR camera.

Registration Code = CRN 1797
Meeting dates = Jun. 25 to Jun. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #207
Instructor = Charles St. Charles
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 754 -- More Glass Fusion -- Apr. 22 to Apr. 24

Fine-tune your skills in this unique medium. Learn how to apply powders to glass to fashion a one-of-a-kind glass bowl. Discover how to create a sparkly, metallic glass and use it to add an eye-catching element to a glass pendant for a necklace. You’ll also make a glass bud vase for giving or keeping as your own treasure. Prerequisite is Glass Fusion. All materials will be provided.

Registration Code = CRN 2386
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #C
Instructor = Debra Anton-Coburn
Cost = $99
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEAC 758 -- Intuitive Painting -- May. 22 to Jun. 12

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 1787
Meeting dates = May. 22 to Jun. 12
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #112
Instructor = Ruth Ann McGrath-Priest
Cost = $99
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 768 -- Improving Your Photography: Solutions to Top 10 Problems -- Jun. 24 to Jun. 24

Have you learned the basics of your camera and are working hard to be in more control of your images, yet you still encounter the same problems over and over? You get blurry images. Your images are too bright or too dark. You struggle when shooting into bright light. We will cover more than 10 common photography problems, learn why they are happening, and give you the tools to solve them once and for all. There will also be time to bring your own personal questions and concerns.

Registration Code = CRN 1793
Meeting dates = Jun. 24 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #215
Instructor = Dan Carlson
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 769 -- Photographing Kids -- Jun. 25 to Jun. 25

Learn to capture the essence of childhood, no matter your level of expertise. Discover how to put children at ease in front of the camera and coax out their natural personality. Explore photographing children in portrait or candid situations, natural environments or structured interiors, and a variety of lighting situations. Learn practical techniques and get artistic guidance to capture a photo that radiates the innocence and magic of childhood. We’ll also review photography’s fundamentals and explain how they are crucial to capturing memorable images of children.

Registration Code = CRN 1794
Meeting dates = Jun. 25 to Jun. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #214
Instructor = Coreene Smith
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 770 -- Watercolor Plein Air Workshop -- Jun. 28 to Jun. 28

Take your watercolor paints outside and discover the exciting world of plein air painting! Paint on location at NMC’s Appel property on the banks of the Boardman River, with watercolor artist, Adam VanHouten. Learn how to select your scene, arrange your composition, and use values to create an artwork with space and depth. The day will consist of a variety of useful demonstrations and hands-on work time with direct feedback from the instructor. Bring a sack lunch and your beverages. A suggested supply list and directions will be mailed prior to the start of class.

Registration Code = CRN 1774
Meeting dates = Jun. 28 to Jun. 28
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = NMC Boardman River Cabin, Room #CABIN
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $95
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 771 -- Glass Fusion for the Garden -- Jun. 24 to Jun. 26

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. Your items will be fused and ready for pick up Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Registration Code = CRN 1788
Meeting dates = Jun. 24 to Jun. 26
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #C
Instructor = Debra Anton-Coburn
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 772 -- Digital Photography for 50+ -- Jun. 4 to Jun. 11

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 1792
Meeting dates = Jun. 4 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #207
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 773 -- Introduction to Adobe Lightroom -- Jul. 16 to Jul. 16

Do you feel overwhelmed with all the photo editing software options and wonder which is best for you? Adobe Lightroom is one of the amazing options and offers advantages like RAW image editing, non-destructive editing and great organizational features. See how Lightroom allows you to greatly improve your images without making them look overworked. In this demonstration class, go step-by-step through the process of importing, editing and exporting images with Adobe Lightroom.

Registration Code = CRN 1796
Meeting dates = Jul. 16 to Jul. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #214
Instructor = Dan Carlson
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 774 -- Photoshop for Photographers -- Jun. 26 to Jun. 26

Are you a photographer interested in exploring how you can use Photoshop software to improve your images? Photoshop can be a daunting program to master, so we’ll focus (pun intended!) on the essentials every photographer should know without all of the other “artsy” stuff. Learn about color and exposure correction, sharpening, basic cloning, and much more. Please bring a few of your images on a thumb drive to this hands-on class and be prepared to make the leap into the world of Photoshop.

Registration Code = CRN 1795
Meeting dates = Jun. 26 to Jun. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett, Room #214
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 775 -- Wine Country Sipping and Painting Series -- Jun. 3 to Jun. 24

A summer day, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters—this is you in June! Designed for the beginning artist, you will be painting in the unique style of a significant artist using the tradition of copying – with your own interpretation. The evening begins with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you will learn about the featured artist and be guided in a step-by-step-approach to practice the style, brushwork, and colors favored by the artist. You’ll leave with new appreciation for the artist and your 16”x20” acrylic painting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun; all materials are provided including aprons; additional wine available for purchase by the glass. You must be 21. Register for any or all four. Use CRN 1814 if registering for all four. Tues., June 3: Henri Matisse, French Impressionist Use CRN: 1783 Tues., June 10: Pierre Bonnard, French Intimist Use CRN: 1784 Tues.; June 17: Vincent VanGogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist Use CRN: 1785 Tues., June 24: Picasso, Spanish Cubist Use CRN: 1786 All meet at Ciccone Vineyard and Winery (10243 E. Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay)

Registration Code = CRN 1814
Meeting dates = Jun. 3 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jacquelyn Freeman
Cost = $239
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 776 -- Sip & Paint: Henri Matisse, French Impressionist -- Jun. 3 to Jun. 3

A summer day, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters—this is you in June! Designed for the beginning artist, you will be painting in the unique style of a significant artist using the tradition of copying – with your own interpretation. The evening begins with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you will learn about the featured artist and be guided in a step-by-step-approach to practice the style, brushwork, and colors favored by the artist. You’ll leave with new appreciation for the artist and your 16”x20” acrylic painting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun; all materials are provided including aprons; additional wine available for purchase by the glass. You must be 21. Register for any or all four. Use CRN 1814 if registering for all four. Tues., June 3: Henri Matisse, French Impressionist Use CRN: 1783 Tues., June 10: Pierre Bonnard, French Intimist Use CRN: 1784 Tues.; June 17: Vincent VanGogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist Use CRN: 1785 Tues., June 24: Picasso, Spanish Cubist Use CRN: 1786 All meet at Ciccone Vineyard and Winery (10243 E. Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay)

Registration Code = CRN 1783
Meeting dates = Jun. 3 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
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 777 -- Sip & Paint: Pierre Bonnard, French Intimist -- Jun. 10 to Jun. 10

A summer day, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters—this is you in June! Designed for the beginning artist, you will be painting in the unique style of a significant artist using the tradition of copying – with your own interpretation. The evening begins with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you will learn about the featured artist and be guided in a step-by-step-approach to practice the style, brushwork, and colors favored by the artist. You’ll leave with new appreciation for the artist and your 16”x20” acrylic painting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun; all materials are provided including aprons; additional wine available for purchase by the glass. You must be 21. Register for any or all four. Use CRN 1814 if registering for all four. Tues., June 3: Henri Matisse, French Impressionist Use CRN: 1783 Tues., June 10: Pierre Bonnard, French Intimist Use CRN: 1784 Tues.; June 17: Vincent VanGogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist Use CRN: 1785 Tues., June 24: Picasso, Spanish Cubist Use CRN: 1786 All meet at Ciccone Vineyard and Winery (10243 E. Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay)

Registration Code = CRN 1784
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
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 778 -- Sip & Paint: Vincent VanGogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist -- Jun. 17 to Jun. 17

A summer day, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters—this is you in June! Designed for the beginning artist, you will be painting in the unique style of a significant artist using the tradition of copying – with your own interpretation. The evening begins with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you will learn about the featured artist and be guided in a step-by-step-approach to practice the style, brushwork, and colors favored by the artist. You’ll leave with new appreciation for the artist and your 16”x20” acrylic painting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun; all materials are provided including aprons; additional wine available for purchase by the glass. You must be 21. Register for any or all four. Use CRN 1814 if registering for all four. Tues., June 3: Henri Matisse, French Impressionist Use CRN: 1783 Tues., June 10: Pierre Bonnard, French Intimist Use CRN: 1784 Tues.; June 17: Vincent VanGogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist Use CRN: 1785 Tues., June 24: Picasso, Spanish Cubist Use CRN: 1786 All meet at Ciccone Vineyard and Winery (10243 E. Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay)

Registration Code = CRN 1785
Meeting dates = Jun. 17 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
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 779 -- Sip & Paint: Picasso, Spanish Cubist -- Jun. 24 to Jun. 24

A summer day, a winery, table easels and paint, an art teacher, inspiration from the masters—this is you in June! Designed for the beginning artist, you will be painting in the unique style of a significant artist using the tradition of copying – with your own interpretation. The evening begins with a wine-tasting experience (included in cost) followed by an art class where you will learn about the featured artist and be guided in a step-by-step-approach to practice the style, brushwork, and colors favored by the artist. You’ll leave with new appreciation for the artist and your 16”x20” acrylic painting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun; all materials are provided including aprons; additional wine available for purchase by the glass. You must be 21. Register for any or all four. Use CRN 1814 if registering for all four. Tues., June 3: Henri Matisse, French Impressionist Use CRN: 1783 Tues., June 10: Pierre Bonnard, French Intimist Use CRN: 1784 Tues.; June 17: Vincent VanGogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist Use CRN: 1785 Tues., June 24: Picasso, Spanish Cubist Use CRN: 1786 All meet at Ciccone Vineyard and Winery (10243 E. Hilltop Rd., Suttons Bay)

Registration Code = CRN 1786
Meeting dates = Jun. 24 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
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 780 -- The Summer Sketch Book -- Jun. 24 to Jun. 26

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 this summer. Meets at Boardman River Cabin (directions will be mailed before class).

Registration Code = CRN 1773
Meeting dates = Jun. 24 to Jun. 26
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = NMC Boardman River Cabin, Room #CABIN
Instructor = Glenn Wolff
Cost = $139
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 146 -- Intro to Photoshop Elements -- Apr. 9 to Apr. 16

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 2459
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = University Center, Room #08
Instructor = Thomas Auch
Cost = $85
EEBC 146 -- Intro to Photoshop Elements -- May. 27 to Jun. 3

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 1777
Meeting dates = May. 27 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #08
Instructor = Thomas Auch
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 148 -- Intro to Computers & Windows -- May. 8 to May. 29

Designed for beginners, this course leads you through basic computer skills. You'll learn your way around the computer, its components, keyboard, and mouse operations. Become familiar with the desktop, icons, and menu system. Learn to adjust settings, create files and folders, and use shortcuts. This course, or equivalent knowledge, is needed for all other computer courses. Text is included in the cost. SOFTWARE VERSION: Windows 7.

Registration Code = CRN 1755
Meeting dates = May. 8 to May. 29
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $145
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 148 -- Intro to Computers & Windows -- Apr. 8 to Apr. 28

Designed for beginners, this course leads you through basic computer skills. You'll learn your way around the computer, its components, keyboard, and mouse operations. Become familiar with the desktop, icons, and menu system. Learn to adjust settings, create files and folders, and use shortcuts. This course, or equivalent knowledge, is needed for all other computer courses. Text is included in the cost. SOFTWARE VERSION: Windows 7.

Registration Code = CRN 2435
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #203
Instructor = Diane Kimmel
Cost = $145
EEBC 148 -- Intro to Computers & Windows -- Jun. 10 to Jun. 13

Designed for beginners, this course leads you through basic computer skills. You'll learn your way around the computer, its components, keyboard, and mouse operations. Become familiar with the desktop, icons, and menu system. Learn to adjust settings, create files and folders, and use shortcuts. This course, or equivalent knowledge, is needed for all other computer courses. Text is included in the cost. SOFTWARE VERSION: Windows 7.

Registration Code = CRN 1757
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $145
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 161 -- Intro to Database: Microsoft Access -- Aug. 18 to Aug. 21

Databases help to efficiently organize, store, access, and present information. Knowing how to use databases is a valuable employment skill. Learn to use and create databases in Microsoft Access. Familiarize yourself with the essential components of the program. Learn to plan and create a database and then develop, modify, and work with tables, forms, and use filters and queries to create and print reports. You should be comfortable using personal computers and Microsoft Windows. Course uses Microsoft Access version 2013 but is valid for other versions as well. Text included.

Registration Code = CRN 1733
Meeting dates = Aug. 18 to Aug. 21
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $165
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 161 -- Intro to Database: Microsoft Access -- Apr. 10 to May. 1

Databases help to efficiently organize, store, access, and present information. Knowing how to use databases is a valuable employment skill. Learn to use and create databases in Microsoft Access. Familiarize yourself with the essential components of the program. Learn to plan and create a database and then develop, modify, and work with tables, forms, and use filters and queries to create and print reports. You should be comfortable using personal computers and Microsoft Windows. Course uses Microsoft Access version 2013 but is valid for other versions as well. Text included.

Registration Code = CRN 2407
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to May. 1
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $165
EEBC 168 -- Intro to QuickBooks/QuickBooks Pro -- Apr. 11 to May. 9

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. The cost of this course is partially underwritten by SBTDC.

Registration Code = CRN 2449
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to May. 9
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett, Room #217
Instructor = Holly Finch
Cost = $169
EEBC 168 -- Intro to QuickBooks/QuickBooks Pro -- Jun. 6 to Jun. 27

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. The cost of this course is partially underwritten by SBTDC.

Registration Code = CRN 1764
Meeting dates = Jun. 6 to Jun. 27
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett, Room #217
Instructor = Holly Finch
Cost = $169
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 180 -- Introduction to Photoshop -- May. 22 to May. 29

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 1778
Meeting dates = May. 22 to May. 29
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett, Room #214
Instructor = Thomas Auch
Cost = $95
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EEBC 202 -- The Power of Integration-Word, Excel, and Access -- Jun. 5 to Jun. 12

How would you like to more efficiently use Microsoft Office? One of its most powerful features is the ability to use data between the different applications. Learn to easily link and share data between MS Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint without having to re-key any of it. This is the culminating class for the Computer Skills Certificate. Prerequisites: entry-level courses of at least three of the four MS Office programs.

Registration Code = CRN 1748
Meeting dates = Jun. 5 to Jun. 12
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #206
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $75
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 219 -- Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos -- Jul. 29 to Jul. 29

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 1776
Meeting dates = Jul. 29 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #08
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 219 -- Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos -- Apr. 22 to Apr. 22

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 2456
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to Apr. 22
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #206
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $45
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBC 236 -- Buy & Sell Like an eBay Pro -- May. 14 to May. 14

Sell and buy on eBay with confidence with this fun and practical workshop. Beginning with an overview of how eBay works, you'll walk through the process of preparing and organizing your account as you learn to buy and sell safely and securely. Discover important tips and tricks which will allow you to find items, monitor bidding, define settings, write descriptions, post pictures, and manage your correspondence, and maximize your success using eBay.

Registration Code = CRN 1768
Meeting dates = May. 14 to May. 14
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 247 -- Excel 2010: Sorting, Filters, and Pivot Tables -- Apr. 24 to Apr. 24

Get the skills you need with these courses designed for Excel users who would like to get more out of the software's unique features. Enroll in two or more course in this Excel series and save $5 on each. 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. SOFTWARE VERSION: Office 2010.

Registration Code = CRN 2424
Meeting dates = Apr. 24 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #08
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 250 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2010 -- May. 27 to Jun. 10

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 1736
Meeting dates = May. 27 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #08
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $129
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 250 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2010 -- May. 7 to May. 21

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 1735
Meeting dates = May. 7 to May. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #08
Instructor = Maggie Shaughnessy
Cost = $129
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 272 -- Internet Basics -- May. 22 to May. 22

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 1759
Meeting dates = May. 22 to May. 22
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 282 -- You and Your Laptop -- Jun. 5 to Jun. 5

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 1767
Meeting dates = Jun. 5 to Jun. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #216
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $35
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 290 -- Intro to Adobe InDesign -- Jun. 11 to Jun. 25

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 1775
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Jun. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett, Room #214
Instructor = Stephen Kellman
Cost = $135
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- Apr. 10 to Apr. 10

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 2400
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Apr. 10
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #204
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- May. 22 to May. 22

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 1730
Meeting dates = May. 22 to May. 22
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #216
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- Jul. 17 to Jul. 17

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 1731
Meeting dates = Jul. 17 to Jul. 17
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #204
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 302 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPad -- Aug. 6 to Aug. 6

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 1729
Meeting dates = Aug. 6 to Aug. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #216
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 302 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPad -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

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 2394
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #204
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
EEBC 302 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPad -- Jun. 12 to Jun. 12

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 1728
Meeting dates = Jun. 12 to Jun. 12
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #216
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 311 -- Advertising with Google Adword -- Jul. 24 to Jul. 24

Using Google Adwords is one of the most economical and effective ways to reach potential customers. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, you'll learn to set up a Google Adwords account and get started. Learn how to use program features like the keyword analyzer, traffic estimator, placement and targeting tools, and learn about pay per click expenses. See how these features can be used to create engaging ads to attract people to your website.

Registration Code = CRN 1762
Meeting dates = Jul. 24 to Jul. 24
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #08
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 312 -- How to Build a Website -- Jun. 4 to Jun. 4

Should you build a website yourself or hire an expert? Save time and aggravation as you walk through the steps necessary to construct a simple website while avoiding the pitfalls that commonly occur. Learn how to search for and register a domain name and how to 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 1781
Meeting dates = Jun. 4 to Jun. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #201
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 312 -- How to Build a Website -- Jul. 31 to Jul. 31

Should you build a website yourself or hire an expert? Save time and aggravation as you walk through the steps necessary to construct a simple website while avoiding the pitfalls that commonly occur. Learn how to search for and register a domain name and how to 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 1782
Meeting dates = Jul. 31 to Jul. 31
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #203
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 324 -- Intro to Word Processing: Microsoft Word 2013 -- Jul. 15 to Jul. 17

The world of word processing just got more powerful with this new 2013 version of Microsoft Word, a software used on most personal computers with Windows operating systems. Use Microsoft Word to easily create professional looking letters, memos, and documents; compose essays and text for flyers, and more. Learn version 2013’s new features to easily edit PDF files, access templates, include video, and add more dynamic formatting features. Discover how the editing and formatting tools are at your fingertips as you work with the toolbar ribbon. Leave knowing how to create a document, chose and use templates, change styles and format, change font types and resize them, cut and paste, import text, and edit a document with confidence.

Registration Code = CRN 1732
Meeting dates = Jul. 15 to Jul. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $129
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 325 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2013 -- Aug. 4 to Aug. 6

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 1740
Meeting dates = Aug. 4 to Aug. 6
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Maggie Shaughnessy
Cost = $129
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 325 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2013 -- Apr. 8 to Apr. 22

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 2410
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Apr. 22
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $129
EEBC 326 -- Intermediate Excel 2013 -- Apr. 29 to May. 6

Build on previous knowledge and learn database management skills in Microsoft Excel 2013. Discover how to maintain and manage lists of data; sort and filter information; use built-in templates to produce sale invoices, purchase orders, and expense reports. Create 3-D formulas to link worksheets and use styles and themes. Learn to insert hyperlinks, publish a worksheet as a Web page, and send worksheets via email. Advanced chart formatting and graphic elements in charts are presented. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of the material described in Introduction to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel.

Registration Code = CRN 2413
Meeting dates = Apr. 29 to May. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 327 -- Expanding Your Social Media Op -- Jul. 22 to Jul. 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 1706
Meeting dates = Jul. 22 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Sonnabend
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 328 -- 10 Things You Should Know about Facebook -- Jun. 11 to Jun. 11

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 1780
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, 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 -- May. 21 to May. 21

Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Explore the ins and outs of Android Smartphone technology. Learn important navigation and operational tricks to efficiently and effectively use your smartphone. 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 this powerful smart phone technology. Bring your device to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 1726
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #214
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 330 -- Get the Most from Your Android Tablet -- Jun. 17 to Jun. 17

Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Learn how tablet computing brings lightweight mobile technology that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how Android Tablets work and can interact to 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 connections like Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos and the world. Bring your device to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 1727
Meeting dates = Jun. 17 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $39
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EEBC 332 -- PowerPoint: Overcoming Common Issues -- Jun. 12 to Jun. 12

Conquer the challenges Power Point users typically face when preparing a presentation. Topics will include time saving composition tips, importing and formatting slides, embedding video or hyper links, using time settings, creating handouts, and using narration. This course is taught in our computer lab so you will gain hands-on experience as you go.

Registration Code = CRN 1750
Meeting dates = Jun. 12 to Jun. 12
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #206
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 333 -- Business Communication Skill Builder -- May. 14 to May. 28

Build your business communication skills in this hands-on course. Session one focuses on Microsoft Word skills with writing tips. Create commonly used templates to enhance your everyday writing needs. The next session works on keyboarding skills to improve your typing accuracy and speed—no more hunting and pecking. The course finishes with a focus on email and electronic communications. Learn best practices so you understand how to get your message out quickly while conveying competency and confidence to the receiver.

Registration Code = CRN 1752
Meeting dates = May. 14 to May. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Mary Bridges
Cost = $99
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 334 -- Excel 2013: Tips Tricks, Practice -- Aug. 11 to Aug. 11

Registration Code = CRN 1742
Meeting dates = Aug. 11 to Aug. 11
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Maggie Shaughnessy
Cost = $39
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EEBC 335 -- Excel 2013: Sorting, Filters, Pivot Tables -- Aug. 12 to Aug. 12

Registration Code = CRN 1746
Meeting dates = Aug. 12 to Aug. 12
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Maggie Shaughnessy
Cost = $39
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EEBC 336 -- Excel 2013: Formatting Worksheets, Charts, Graphics -- Aug. 13 to Aug. 13

Registration Code = CRN 1744
Meeting dates = Aug. 13 to Aug. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Maggie Shaughnessy
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 288 -- How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements -- Apr. 30 to May. 14

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. The cost of this course is partially underwritten by SBTDC.

Registration Code = CRN 2373
Meeting dates = Apr. 30 to May. 14
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #218
Instructor = James Bertoldi
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 491 -- Getting Your Book Published -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

Creating a great manuscript is only part of your success story. Now you need to publish. Gain essential insights as you explore the difference between independent, royalty, and print-on demand publishing. Learn about the economics of publishing and return on investment of various types. Discover how technology has reduced the costs and improved the quality of the finished product. Whether your book is still an idea or you have a completed manuscript, you'll leave with ideas and information to help you shape your next steps.

Registration Code = CRN 2494
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #212
Instructor = Jerrold Jenkins
Cost = $45
EEBU 773 -- Condominium Assoc. Management: Document Review -- May. 10 to May. 10

Designed for board members, officers, managers, developers, and association members, this half-day information-packed seminar addresses condo and community association documents in light of changes in the law and changing trends. Guided by attorney Robert Meisner, you will learn how to avoid potential liabilities by incorporating appropriate provisions in your association documents. The review includes the master deed, bylaws, articles of incorporation, rules and regulations, modification agreements, service agreements, and the management contract. You will also get an overview of FHA approval requirements. Register two or more from the same association for reduced pricing.

Registration Code = CRN 1723
Meeting dates = May. 10 to May. 10
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #209
Instructor = Robert Meisner
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 773 -- Condominium Assoc. Management: Document Review -- May. 10 to May. 10

Designed for board members, officers, managers, developers, and association members, this half-day information-packed seminar addresses condo and community association documents in light of changes in the law and changing trends. Guided by attorney Robert Meisner, you will learn how to avoid potential liabilities by incorporating appropriate provisions in your association documents. The review includes the master deed, bylaws, articles of incorporation, rules and regulations, modification agreements, service agreements, and the management contract. You will also get an overview of FHA approval requirements. Register two or more from the same association for reduced pricing.

Registration Code = CRN 1724
Meeting dates = May. 10 to May. 10
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #209
Instructor = Robert Meisner
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 791 -- Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors: Professional/Personal Development -- May. 9 to May. 9

Explore the inception, maintenance, and elimination of commonly practiced self-defeating behaviors. Learn how and why life-affirming needs like joy, purpose and serenity get abandoned and replaced with such self-defeating behaviors as addictions, worry, perfectionism, eating disorders, underachievement and many others. Consider how they eventually betray us by creating the suffering they were designed to replace. Discover 12 practical techniques to assist in the replacement of self-defeating behaviors with more life-generating behaviors and attitudes. The text, Going Home—a Positive Emotional Guide for Promoting Life-Generating Behaviors is included.

Registration Code = CRN 1710
Meeting dates = May. 9 to May. 9
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:45AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #209
Instructor = Gregory Boothroyd
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 802 -- TiPS - Alcohol Server Awareness Training -- May. 12 to May. 12

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 not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 1711
Meeting dates = May. 12 to May. 12
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 04:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes, 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 848 -- Emotional Intelligence: Managing Emotions at Work -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 16

Every workplace has them—high stress situations, stress producers, and the issues that eat up time and energy. Whether you are the CEO, a manager, or on the front line, you can benefit from improved morale and teamwork, better work relationships, and increased productivity. In a highly interactive “real world” workshop, learn to identify and define stress producers and develop effective stress responses. Take home your own “hit list” of specific actions you can incorporate into your workplace to create more successful interactions and better job and personal satisfaction.

Registration Code = CRN 2304
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #209
Instructor = James Ryan
Cost = $95
EEBU 853 -- Lean Manufacturing Simulation -- Jun. 13 to Jun. 13

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 1722
Meeting dates = Jun. 13 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #101
Instructor = Darrell Rogers
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 856 -- Lean Office Simulation -- Aug. 14 to Aug. 14

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. Can be successfully applied to business and industry of any size.

Registration Code = CRN 1721
Meeting dates = Aug. 14 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 12:30PM-04:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #101
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 865 -- The Essential Admin Assistant -- Apr. 24 to Apr. 24

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 2299
Meeting dates = Apr. 24 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #209
Instructor = Elizabeth Williams
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 872 -- Grant Writing: the Next Steps -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 30

This continuation of the basic grant writing class is for those who have an idea of how to write a grant, but want more in-depth information and hands-on experience. It covers all aspects of developing a proposal for funding, including creating goals, objectives, evaluation plans, and budgets. Learn about writing style and application presentation. You are encouraged to bring an idea and a funding agency application form or a completed proposal.

Registration Code = CRN 2503
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #205
Instructor = Mary Gillett
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 896 -- CNA - Information Session -- Aug. 20 to Aug. 20

Prepare to enter the field of allied health by becoming a nurse assistant. The training prepares you to sit for the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test to receive a Certified Nurse Assistant endorsement. The 128-hour program consists of classroom (includes 8 hours of dementia training) labs, and 32 hours of clinical placement. Two evenings each week plus Saturdays provide your classroom and lab skills sessions followed by clinicals which will be completed in two Saturday and Sunday shifts. Prospective students must register for and attend a 90-minute free information session where complete details and enrollment materials will be available. Find additional information, dates, and program cost at www.nmc.edu/cna.

Registration Code = CRN 1716
Meeting dates = Aug. 20 to Aug. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #204
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 896 -- CNA - Information Session -- Aug. 13 to Aug. 13

Prepare to enter the field of allied health by becoming a nurse assistant. The training prepares you to sit for the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test to receive a Certified Nurse Assistant endorsement. The 128-hour program consists of classroom (includes 8 hours of dementia training) labs, and 32 hours of clinical placement. Two evenings each week plus Saturdays provide your classroom and lab skills sessions followed by clinicals which will be completed in two Saturday and Sunday shifts. Prospective students must register for and attend a 90-minute free information session where complete details and enrollment materials will be available. Find additional information, dates, and program cost at www.nmc.edu/cna.

Registration Code = CRN 1715
Meeting dates = Aug. 13 to Aug. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #204
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 899 -- Become a Personal Trainer-ACE -- May. 1 to May. 8

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. For Winter/Spring 2014, class meets: 8 days in a row: May 1 to May 8, 2014; weeknights 5-9 pm, Saturday 3-9 pm, Sunday 9 am-3 pm.

Registration Code = CRN 2350
Meeting dates = May. 1 to May. 8
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = University Center
Instructor = Jack Light
Cost = $385
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 929 -- Facebook for Business - Creating a Fan Page -- May. 21 to May. 21

Your business has to be on Facebook and it needs to be positioned for search engines and social search. You will learn: • How to setup or rebrand your fan page • Basic navigation of the page • Posting techniques that will get you noticed • Where critical keywords for your business need to be placed • How to integrate Twitter, YouTube & Pinterest to your page • How to create a “look” for your social brand • And posting techniques that will get your business extra exposure This course is great for businesses that already have a page as well as businesses that need to build one. Bring your username and password.

Registration Code = CRN 1709
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Michelle Corteggiano
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 934 -- Logic Pro 101 - Apple Certification -- May. 2 to May. 4

Learn the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro in this 3-day workshop designed to enhance your music production skills and prepare you for the Level I Apple Certification Exam. You will learn how to generate a customized audio and midi configuration and create your own song using Logic Pro’s comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects. In-depth lessons will cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, and mixing. To take the course, you need to have basic knowledge of Mac OS X and audio terminology. Cost of the course includes the Official Apple Training Course Book and one certification exam. Testing is scheduled at the end of the last day. Class breaks for lunch on your own each day.

Registration Code = CRN 2348
Meeting dates = May. 2 to May. 4
Meeting days = Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, 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. 17 to Jun. 21

Learn the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro in this 3-day workshop designed to enhance your music production skills and prepare you for the Level I Apple Certification Exam. You will learn how to generate a customized audio and midi configuration and create your own song using Logic Pro’s comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects. In-depth lessons will cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, and mixing. To take the course, you need to have basic knowledge of Mac OS X and audio terminology. Cost of the course includes the Official Apple Training Course Book and one certification exam. Testing is scheduled at the end of the last day. Class breaks for lunch on your own each day.

Registration Code = CRN 1717
Meeting dates = Jun. 17 to Jun. 21
Meeting days = Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, 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 -- Jul. 17 to Jul. 19

Learn the primary features and basic user interface of Logic Pro in this 3-day workshop designed to enhance your music production skills and prepare you for the Level I Apple Certification Exam. You will learn how to generate a customized audio and midi configuration and create your own song using Logic Pro’s comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects. In-depth lessons will cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, and mixing. To take the course, you need to have basic knowledge of Mac OS X and audio terminology. Cost of the course includes the Official Apple Training Course Book and one certification exam. Testing is scheduled at the end of the last day. Class breaks for lunch on your own each day.

Registration Code = CRN 1718
Meeting dates = Jul. 17 to Jul. 19
Meeting days = Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, 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 -- May. 13 to May. 15

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 1712
Meeting dates = May. 13 to May. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #226
Instructor = Linda Fletcher
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 941 -- HAZWOPER Training and Certification -- May. 5 to May. 9

HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) is a 40-hour 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. Following four days of classroom training, spend a day of hands-on training in Kalkaska working with equipment and suiting up for mock disaster response. Testing and certification included. Class breaks each day for lunch.

Registration Code = CRN 1713
Meeting dates = May. 5 to May. 9
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #226
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $550
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 -- Jul. 10 to Jul. 10

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? Learn how to use David Allen’s model of task management and productivity outlined in his 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 1703
Meeting dates = Jul. 10 to Jul. 10
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-11:30AM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #101
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 953 -- Continuous Improvement - Healthcare Settings -- Aug. 20 to Aug. 20

This training provides a brief overview of continuous improvement principles based on the Toyota Production System including identifying and reducing waste, problem solving, and some basic process improvement tools. While we’ll focus on how these principles and tools can be applied to healthcare clinical settings, several examples will be provided concerning how also to apply them to medical office processes, including patient registration and billing.

Registration Code = CRN 1704
Meeting dates = Aug. 20 to Aug. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 07:30AM-11:30AM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #101
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 955 -- Makers Bay -- May. 5 to Aug. 18

Join the community of new and experienced makers and learn, play, create, and share. NMC’s Makers Bay is a space dedicated to the growing community of makers and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, specializing in robotics and 3-D printing, but open to projects of interests. The learning lab provides you with the equipment, tools, components, and technical assistance to create your DIY project. Similar to a gym membership, registering for the Maker’s Bay enables you to access the bay throughout the term. You choose a day from the days available below. Each session will feature a new concept, tool, machine, or technique and allows plenty of time to work on your project. All makers must attend an orientation session (information will be provided prior to the first session) which will most likely be held the week prior to the start of the session. 15 Mon., Tues., or Thurs. (choose a day of the week) May 5-Aug. 18 5:30-8:30 p.m. (no class May 26)

Registration Code = CRN 1702
Meeting dates = May. 5 to Aug. 18
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #157
Instructor = Keith Kelly
Cost = $300
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 960 -- Creating Your Perfect LinkedIn Profile -- May. 15 to May. 15

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 how to find professional groups that can be helpful and how to use LinkedIn to find a job. Spend this dedicated time to creating a profile that can be leveraged to connect and build successful business relationships.

Registration Code = CRN 1707
Meeting dates = May. 15 to May. 15
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = John Watkins
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 960 -- Creating Your Perfect LinkedIn Profile -- Jul. 22 to Jul. 22

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 how to find professional groups that can be helpful and how to use LinkedIn to find a job. Spend this dedicated time to creating a profile that can be leveraged to connect and build successful business relationships.

Registration Code = CRN 1708
Meeting dates = Jul. 22 to Jul. 22
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = John Watkins
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 961 -- Grant Funders Panel -- May. 5 to May. 5

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 1725
Meeting dates = May. 5 to May. 5
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Mary Gillett
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 962 -- Audio for Worship -- May. 31 to May. 31

The digital sound revolution has made a huge impact on audio for houses of worship. Digital sound boards, wireless mic systems, extensive monitor systems, and large musical setups have all presented problems and opportunities for the church sound tech. This workshop covers digital vs. analog sound boards, monitors, miking, wireless systems and more. In NMC’s state-of-the-art audio lab, you will work with very basic setups to the most advanced systems. Training is the key to beautiful sound! Whether you’re a volunteer, trainer, music minister, or a pastor wanting to know more about sound systems, this one-day workshop provides the essentials. Class breaks one hour for lunch on your own. The day may include a church site visit.

Registration Code = CRN 1705
Meeting dates = May. 31 to May. 31
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #14
Instructor = Stephen Quick
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 207 -- Conversational Spanish I -- Apr. 17 to Jun. 19

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 2475
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to Jun. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett, Room #215
Instructor = Kristine Dietrich
Cost = $139
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EECO 270 -- Beginning Arabic -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 17

Learn the basics of this widely-spoken and important language and gain insights into the fascinating culture of its speakers. You will learn to read and write the Arabic alphabet (not as hard as you may think) while developing speaking skills and listening comprehension. You will learn greetings and be able to carry on simple conversations involving everyday situations that will be useful for travel, work, or the curious mind. The text, Alif Baa - 3rd Edition, will be available in the NMC bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 2471
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall, Room #22
Instructor = David Van Hammen
Cost = $149
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EECO 288 -- Beginning German -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 16

Learn important words and phrases, enhance your traveling experience, and gain an introduction to German culture. Raised in a bilingual Russian-German family, instructor Zlata Champion will acquaint you 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 2480
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett, Room #148
Instructor = Elinor Stone
Cost = $139
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EECO 292 -- English as a Second Language - Intermediate Level -- Apr. 22 to Jun. 16

This course is designed for those with basic English skills. You will continue to focus on vocabulary and language for citizenship exams, civics, employment social interaction, and college preparation. Study and practice more advanced grammar, and improve your pronunciation of spoken English. There will be some individualizing to meet needs and goals of class members. All students will use the new textbook, "Interchange level 2" (third edition) purchase the book from the NMC Extended Education office when registering for $25.

Registration Code = CRN 1803
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #06
Instructor = Laura Rozeboom
Cost = $169
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EECO 327 -- Writing the Narrative -- May. 14 to May. 14

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 then exercises--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. The question we ask of each piece is simply how well does it work in pulling the reader into the story. You’ll leave with a story start (or continuation), fresh ideas, and insights into how to improve your writing. Lunch is included. Bring a thumb drive to class.

Registration Code = CRN 2485
Meeting dates = May. 14 to May. 14
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #206
Instructor = Stephen Lewis
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 333 -- Reading the Poetry of Tony Hoaglund -- May. 21 to May. 21

Tony Hoagland’s poems—wry, hilarious, tender—take on modern America in its complexity and mundane detail. Whether he’s describing a dinner party or bathing his elderly mother, Hoagland is constantly sifting and assessing: what should we make of this time in which we live? He is fearless and funny, and a poet you should definitely meet. We’ll look at Hoagland’s poems and talk about strategies for reading and enjoying contemporary poetry. Whether you are a poetry-lover or new to poetry, there’s something for you. You’ll leave with a sense of Tony Hoagland’s work, some approaches to reading poetry, and maybe a new favorite poem.

Registration Code = CRN 2489
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Teresa Scollon
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 334 -- Selling Your Novel -- Apr. 8 to Apr. 29

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 2492
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Apr. 29
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #211
Instructor = Elizabeth Buzzelli
Cost = $89
EECO 335 -- Continuing Conversational Spanish II -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 3

Keep your Spanish skills current. Open to anyone who has completed Conversational Spanish II or has previous Spanish speaking experience. Build on what you know as you increase your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and build confidence in the spoken language. Focus will be on the 100 most used Spanish words in order to maximize your opportunity for fluency in the everyday language.

Registration Code = CRN 2478
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett, Room #147
Instructor = Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth
Cost = $109
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EECO 336 -- Introduction to Mandarin Chinese -- May. 8 to May. 22

Learn to communicate in Chinese! Explore this intriguing and musical language for use in traveling, talking with Mandarin speakers in the U.S., or just expanding your mind. Understand the basics of pinyin (the Chinese phonetic system) and the four tones of Mandarin. Become familiar with basic vocabulary and phrases, and explore useful cultural information. You’ll also get started recognizing and writing Chinese characters. The required text, Get Talking Chinese, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 1802
Meeting dates = May. 8 to May. 22
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett, Room #147
Instructor = Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 123 -- Beginning Cake Decorating -- May. 1 to May. 8

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 2624
Meeting dates = May. 1 to May. 8
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Julia Slack
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 219 -- Sushi Rolls -- May. 31 to May. 31

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 1772
Meeting dates = May. 31 to May. 31
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Misaeng Suh
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 288 -- Knife Skills-Slice, Chop, Dice -- Apr. 24 to Apr. 24

Did you know that many chefs consider the knife to be the most important tool in the kitchen? Improve your speed and safety in the kitchen by learning knife skills in this demo and hands-on course. Discover how to choose the proper knife for the item you're cutting and especially how to properly sharpen and maintain your knives. Learn to debone a whole turkey and then use it to prepare a tantalizing turkey Osso Bucco. Add a variety of julienne cut vegetables to create an easy and delicious stir-fry.

Registration Code = CRN 2376
Meeting dates = Apr. 24 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 349 -- Greek Feast -- May. 21 to May. 21

Enjoy a night of traditional Greek cooking with Nikki Lennox sharing techniques of her ancestors. Start by making an appetizer of Tzatziki, the yogurt dip served with pita bread. A demonstration on making pita bread will be included. Work with fillo dough to create Spanakopita, the classic layered spinach and cheese pie. Homemade Souviaki marinade tops your grilled shish ka bobs. A honey-walnut cake is your final creation before you sit back to enjoy it all.

Registration Code = CRN 1765
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 372 -- Yeast Breads - Fast & Easy -- May. 13 to May. 13

Can you really make artisan yeast bread in a few minutes? Yes, indeed! Learn and practice the techniques described in the popular book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Mix up different kinds of bread dough, including a white artisan bread, wheat, and peasant multi-grain with some flavorful additions, like herbs and olives. Learn how to form the dough into a boule. Enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread in class, and take home a batch of dough along with your new-found skills to share with family and friends.

Registration Code = CRN 1771
Meeting dates = May. 13 to May. 13
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Nancy Horstman
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 393 -- Endless Summer: Canning, Freezing, Preserving -- Aug. 20 to Aug. 20

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. Cost includes canning book.

Registration Code = CRN 1763
Meeting dates = Aug. 20 to Aug. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 444 -- Cooking with Fresh Spring Herbs -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 16

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 combination of herbs. Herbed biscuits with an herb infused butter transforms an ordinary meal into something extraordinary. Even the natural sweet taste of fruit 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 2367
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $69
EEFO 455 -- Easy Cheese Making -- Apr. 29 to Apr. 29

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 2804
Meeting dates = Apr. 29 to Apr. 29
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Mary Buschell
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 474 -- The Cook's Choice -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 14

How often have you come home from work, looked in the pantry and refrigerator, and said, ”What can I make with what I have?” Join Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning Cook’s House and discover how to cook without a recipe. Acquire cooking techniques and gain confidence as you experiment with flavors and prepare a soup or appetizer, entrée, side dish, and dessert. Always new recipes using seasonal foods. The choice is theirs but the benefit is all yours! You won’t be disappointed.

Registration Code = CRN 2334
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $69
EEFO 478 -- Prep Once, Eat Healthy All Week -- Apr. 10 to Apr. 10

No time to prepare fresh meals every night? That doesn’t mean you’re confined to order in junk. You just need some planning and we’ve done the leg work for you. Get your how-to guide for preparing all your meals on the weekend and eating for an entire week—simple, quick, and good for you. From your week-end prep you can brown-bag it to work (saving money) and assemble healthy, easy dinners at home each day in minutes. The best part: we priced it out on a budget, so you can learn to get a week’s worth of lunches and dinners for $50! Demonstration, discussion, hands-on, tasting, and take-homes!

Registration Code = CRN 2312
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Apr. 10
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Sarah Shimek
Cost = $75
EEFO 478 -- Prep Once, Eat Healthy All Week -- Jun. 14 to Jun. 14

No time to prepare fresh meals every night? That doesn’t mean you’re confined to order in junk. You just need some planning and we’ve done the leg work for you. Get your how-to guide for preparing all your meals on the weekend and eating for an entire week—simple, quick, and good for you. From your week-end prep you can brown-bag it to work (saving money) and assemble healthy, easy dinners at home each day in minutes. The best part: we priced it out on a budget, so you can learn to get a week’s worth of lunches and dinners for $50! Demonstration, discussion, hands-on, tasting, and take-homes!

Registration Code = CRN 1766
Meeting dates = Jun. 14 to Jun. 14
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-01:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Sarah Shimek
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 479 -- More Cake Decorating: Flowers & Royal Icing -- May. 22 to May. 29

Once you have the basics, you’re ready to practice making different flowers, including daisies, daffodils, pansies, and violets with royal icing. Learn how to use color flow icing. Put it all together on a basket weave cake with a rope border. Supply list is mailed before class begins.

Registration Code = CRN 1737
Meeting dates = May. 22 to May. 29
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Julia Slack
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 486 -- Cookie Decorating (for adult and child age 9+) -- Jun. 21 to Jun. 21

For an adult and a child age 9 and up. Celebrate this season with a decorating party! Learn how to decorate beautiful cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun creating edible delights: a snowflake, Santa hat, and more. Discover piping techniques and whimsical designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Bring a container for the cookies you don’t sample in class. Cookies and all other materials are provided.

Registration Code = CRN 1739
Meeting dates = Jun. 21 to Jun. 21
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Julia Slack
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 488 -- Wrapped, Rolled, and Tied - Go Anywhere Appetizers -- Jun. 3 to Jun. 3

Summertime means being outdoors boating, picnicking, beach parties, and tailgating. Wow your family and friends with tasty small bites artfully arranged on serving dishes. Prepare a Vietnamese-inspired rice paper roll with a pork, hoisin, mint, and basil mixture. Wrap hummus, peppers, and cucumbers in colorful lavosh and serve sushi style. Tie up grilled zucchini slices with goat cheese and vibrant red chilies. After sampling these tasty morsels, you’ll be armed with new recipes and techniques to try your own favorite ingredients in the wraps and rice paper.

Registration Code = CRN 1761
Meeting dates = Jun. 3 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Janis Haine
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 490 -- The Season's Best -- Aug. 16 to Aug. 16

Now is the time to eat your way through a rainbow of produce. Maximize your grocery budget while supporting local farmers. Learn how to master farm market shopping and pick up tips for selecting the best and freshest produce. Explore fun, innovative ways to utilize your seasonal favorites and discover new-fangled recipes including: 5-minute flatbread with feta dill dip, grilled Niçoise salad with basil-mustard vinaigrette, flank steak with sweet and spicy melon relish, and mixed berry gazpacho with coconut whipped cream. See how delicious this season can be!

Registration Code = CRN 1769
Meeting dates = Aug. 16 to Aug. 16
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-01:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Sarah Shimek
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 492 -- Feast fron the East: Chinese Cooking -- Jun. 17 to Jun. 17

Join Chef Pete Peterson, fresh from a sojourn to several provinces in China as he presents his take on dishes that are simplified, healthy and vibrant. Recipes include “from scratch” noodles with pancetta and fresh tomato sauce, Shanghai Dumplings, Crepe-like “Street Wraps” with zesty fillings, and a quick fusion dessert of Mandarin Orange Napoleons.

Registration Code = CRN 1770
Meeting dates = Jun. 17 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Harlan Peterson
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 493 -- Sushi Rolls II -- Apr. 26 to Apr. 26

Take your sushi roll making skills up a notch. Chef Misaeng, a native of Japan, guides this demonstration and hands-on class including tips on ingredient selection, rice preparation, and serving ideas. Expand your repertoire and learn how to prepare Spider Rolls, Rainbow Rolls, and a layered or pressed sushi known as Oshizushi. You will also practice making tempura.

Registration Code = CRN 2378
Meeting dates = Apr. 26 to Apr. 26
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Misaeng Suh
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 497 -- Art of Vegetable Cooking: Main Dishes -- Apr. 30 to Apr. 30

Vegetables aren’t just sides anymore! Spend an evening with Laura McCain, chef and nutritionist, and expand your repertoire of vegetable recipes. Concentration will be on cooking techniques and tips for incorporating delicious vegetables into your main meal. Recipes include Roasted Butternut Squash & Red Onion with Tahini and Za’atar; Chunky Zucchini and Tomato Salad, and Market Street Meatloaf that is sure to become a family favorite!

Registration Code = CRN 2379
Meeting dates = Apr. 30 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Laura McCain
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 515 -- Downton Abbey Dinner -- Jun. 11 to Jun. 11

The pleasure of your company is requested for a Downton Abbey dinner—both the preparation and dining. You’ve enjoyed watching the television series; now extend that enjoyment with tastes of the place and time. Prepare a full dinner, from appetizers through dessert using both Upstairs and Downstairs recipes. Dishes include Caviar Cucumber Canapes, Mrs. Pattmore’s London Particular Soup, Steak Chausseur, and Eccles Cakes. Following the preparation, take off your apron, and sit down to dine at a linen-clothed table. Unfortunately, Carson is unavailable to serve.

Registration Code = CRN 1751
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Nancy Horstman
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 516 -- Gifts from the Kitchen -- Aug. 9 to Aug. 9

Get a jump on your gift giving with these beautiful homemade treats that are fun and easy to make. Say “You’re special!” with your own spice blends, slow-cooked apple butter, cinnamon honey butter, sugar bath scrubs, from-scratch vanilla, thyme-in-a-bottle, and more. Bring a one-quart jar with lid and a sealable decorative bottle for vinegar. All other materials are provided. Take home many ready-to-give gifts for family, friends or even to keep for yourself. This class is open to anyone age 12 or older.

Registration Code = CRN 1760
Meeting dates = Aug. 9 to Aug. 9
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Kathleen Leach
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 517 -- Venison Goes Global -- May. 6 to May. 6

Step away from the chili and spaghetti sauce recipes! Explore recipes from cultures all over the world using whitetail venison provided by Michigan Venison Company. Whether you’re a veteran hunter or huntress, or a rookie to the realm of cooking with venison, learn everything you need to know to prepare delicious dishes from Mexico, France, Greece, India, and China—all using venison! Through demonstration and hands-on experience, become familiar with techniques like braising, roasting, and sautéing in order to appreciate the versatility of this lean, flavorful, and nutrient-rich protein.

Registration Code = CRN 1741
Meeting dates = May. 6 to May. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 518 -- Eat Your Greens -- May. 14 to May. 14

Those wavy bunches of leafy greens that you see at the market not only look beautiful, but taste wonderful too. They are also packed with many nutrients. Create several delicious recipes that will soon become family favorites. Become familiar with a variety of greens and cooking methods including stir-fry, sauté, braise, blanch and wilt. Recipes include Asian Turkey Noodle Soup, highlighting the crisp and nutty flavor of bok choy; Garlicky Braised Kale with Sun-dried Tomatoes; and Escarole Salad with green apple, celery root, toasted pecans and blue cheese.

Registration Code = CRN 1745
Meeting dates = May. 14 to May. 14
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 519 -- Perfect Pie Crusts -- Jun. 5 to Jun. 5

Does preparing a pie pastry make you uncomfortable? Do you find your pastry is inconsistent? Learn hints, tips, and techniques to create a perfect roll-out pastry crust every time. Explore pie pastry basics, pastry chemistry, and rolling and shaping techniques and designs you can apply to your own creations. Try these techniques while you make a lemon pie using the “blind bake” method, a cherry pie with a “lattice-top” crust and a “double crust” apple pie. Get ready for the seasonal bounty of delectable fruits and vegetables that this area offers.

Registration Code = CRN 1749
Meeting dates = Jun. 5 to Jun. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 520 -- A Taste of Korea -- Jun. 28 to Jun. 28

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 1753
Meeting dates = Jun. 28 to Jun. 28
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Misaeng Suh
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 521 -- Taste of Italy: Filled Pasta -- Jul. 14 to Jul. 14

Would you like to learn how to make traditional cappelletti as they do in Emilia-Romagna? Or artichoke mascarpone ravioli, pea and ricotta mezzaluna or eggplant tortelloni? Join Chef Janene Silverman, who lives in Italy but summers in Traverse City, for an evening of hands-on ravioli pasta making. Assemble several types of filled pasta with different traditional fillings working with different types of flour. Prepare everything from scratch and then savor the regional differences. Take home authentic Italian recipes to enjoy all summer. Venite, imparate e mangiate!

Registration Code = CRN 1754
Meeting dates = Jul. 14 to Jul. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Janene Silverman
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 522 -- Better with Bacon -- Jul. 16 to Jul. 16

If you’re only serving bacon with your morning eggs, you’re missing out on a lot! The salty flavor of bacon makes it the perfect meat for inclusion in meals throughout the day. Learn to make hors d’oeuvres like blue cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, succulent scallops with spiced bacon and served with an apricot/horseradish/black pepper dipping sauce. Prepare individual meatloaves wrapped in bacon and even end your meal on a sweet note incorporating bacon. Discover the many varieties of bacon and how to cook it right every time.

Registration Code = CRN 1756
Meeting dates = Jul. 16 to Jul. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Janis Haine
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 523 -- Taste of Italy: Piemontese Style -- Aug. 4 to Aug. 4

Chef Janene Silverman returns to Traverse City to share more of her culinary experiences from living in Italy. Eating in the Piemonte region of northern Italy is no simple undertaking. Dinners usually last up to four hours and includes three to six antipasti, two pastas, an entrée and anywhere up to three desserts. Prepare a sampling of traditional dishes from Piemonte, including peppers with bagna cauda, asparagus flan, gnocchi, risotto, stuffed baked peaches and more. Come and prepare a not-to-be-forgotten Piemontese meal and then savor your results. Buon Apetito!

Registration Code = CRN 1758
Meeting dates = Aug. 4 to Aug. 4
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Janene Silverman
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 524 -- Duck for Dinner -- May. 12 to May. 12

Gain confidence in preparing duck in your own kitchen and dispel adjectives including fatty, gamey and tough. Chef Randy Chamberlain, owner of Blu Restaurant, will share the history and purpose while demonstrating the procedure for confit. Then get hands-on preparing additional dishes from the same bird including pan roasted medium rare breast, duck barley soup, duck liver mousse, duck rillettes, warm duck vinaigrette and duck fat shortbread cookies. Pick up new techniques and discover an appreciation for this menu item.

Registration Code = CRN 1743
Meeting dates = May. 12 to May. 12
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Randall Chamberlain
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 525 -- Quin-What?! Cooking with Grains -- May. 28 to May. 28

Interested in adding more whole grains to your repertoire but unsure of how and which grains to use? Join Chef Kerry Fulcher at the Goodwill Inn commercial kitchen, and find out how to source, store, soak and cook different kinds of grains and fun ways to include them into your weekly line-up. Recipes include: Millet Salad with Roasted Asparagus; Barley Leek Risotto; Sausage and Wild Rice Soup; and Quinoa-Apple Compote with Maple Cream. Sample a bit in class, but then the remaining fruits of your labor will be distributed among our community’s hungry families. May 28, 2014 class meets at Goodwill Inn (2943 Keystone Rd. N., TC).

Registration Code = CRN 1747
Meeting dates = May. 28 to May. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 02:00PM-05:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Kerry Fulcher
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 154 -- Growing Shiitake Mushrooms -- Apr. 16 to Apr. 16

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 2514
Meeting dates = Apr. 16 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #155
Instructor = Jim Moses
Cost = $45
EEHF 257 -- Pruning Trees & Shrubs -- Jun. 11 to Jun. 11

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 lawn chair. Dress for the weather; we will meet outdoors rain or shine. Meets at Bellwether Gardens, 10203 E. Shady Lane Rd., Suttons Bay (Take M-22 8 miles north of Traverse City to Shady Lane; turn west; go 1/3 mile to NW corner of Shady Lane and Elm Valley).

Registration Code = CRN 1809
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-11:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Bellwether Gardens (Shady Ln), Room #BWF
Instructor = Gail Ingraham
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 284 -- Retirement Planning Today -- May. 1 to May. 8

Learn how to avoid the 10 biggest retirement planning mistakes! Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets, or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, this course helps you plan your future with confidence. The need for sound financial strategies has never been greater. You'll learn how to: create a plan to retire early, manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make informed decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan to function properly under new laws. Includes a 230-page illustrated textbook. Class size is limited.

Registration Code = CRN 1810
Meeting dates = May. 1 to May. 8
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #112
Instructor = Dennis Prout
Cost = $69
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. 17 to May. 17

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. Meets at Bellwether Gardens, 10203 E. Shady Lane Rd., Suttons Bay (Take M-22 8 miles north of Traverse City to Shady Lane; turn west; go 1/3 mile to NW corner of Shady Lane and Elm Valley).

Registration Code = CRN 1808
Meeting dates = May. 17 to May. 17
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-10:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Bellwether Gardens (Shady Ln), Room #BWF
Instructor = Gail Ingraham
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 460 -- Composting - Reclaiming Riches -- May. 13 to May. 13

Your own trash could make you "healthy, wealthy and wise". Discover how to reclaim the riches that you throw away every day by turning them into valuable compost teeming with life. Explore several methods of home-scale composting and learn about the benefits and pitfalls of each. Leave with a better idea of what kind of compost to make, numerous ways to use your new riches, and resources to get you started.

Registration Code = CRN 1806
Meeting dates = May. 13 to May. 13
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall, Room #106
Instructor = Kirk Waterstripe
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 462 -- Rejuvenate Your Retirement -- Jun. 24 to Jul. 1

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 fun and fulfilling activities such as travel, hobbies, sports, crafts, business ventures, and lifelong learning to help make the most of your retirement years. Learn how to calculate IRS-required minimum distributions. Examine how investment returns are taxed and explore health care, long-term care, incapacity and end of life decisions. Includes a 143-page illustrated workbook. Class size is limited.

Registration Code = CRN 1811
Meeting dates = Jun. 24 to Jul. 1
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:30PM-03:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #204
Instructor = Dennis Prout
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 470 -- Perennial Garden Design -- May. 31 to May. 31

Transform your garden from a collection of plants to an all-season show-stopper. While viewing the on-site gardens, learn about choosing a suitable location and preparing a bed; then choose plants for optimum color and beauty all summer long. Find out how to incorporate a focal point and structure to make your garden more visually appealing. Included materials will help you ensure healthy plants and all-summer bloom. Dress for the weather and bring a folding chair, camera, and an umbrella. Class will be held rain or shine. Meets at Bellwether Gardens, 10203 E. Shady Lane Rd., Suttons Bay (Take M-22 8 miles north of Traverse City to Shady Lane; turn west; go 1/3 mile to NW corner of Shady Lane and Elm Valley).

Registration Code = CRN 1807
Meeting dates = May. 31 to May. 31
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-10:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Bellwether Gardens (Shady Ln), Room #BWF
Instructor = Gail Ingraham
Cost = $55
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EENG 221 -- Creative Writing -- Jun. 17 to Aug. 7

Joint offering with the Communications Area. Learn the basic techniques of effective, imaginative writing of fiction and short stories. Includes analysis of model works and critique of manuscripts produced by class members. Required text available at the NMC Bookstore (231) 995-1285.

Registration Code = CRN 1692
Meeting dates = Jun. 17 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:50PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall, Room #205
Instructor = Teresa Scollon
Cost = $269
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 124 -- Legal Secretary Certificate Course -- May. 5 to Jun. 20

Online course. 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. This online course is done in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC will award 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 1918
Meeting dates = May. 5 to Jun. 20
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $575
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 124 -- Legal Secretary Certificate Course -- Jun. 30 to Aug. 15

Online course. 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. This online course is done in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC will award 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 1919
Meeting dates = Jun. 30 to Aug. 15
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $575
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. 5 to Jun. 20

Online course. 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, and trial presentation and graphics software (Practice Master’s Tab 3, AbacusLaw, DiscoveryFY, Trial Director, LexisNexis CaseMap & Time Map, MS PowerPoint.). In addition to working with specific software, you’ll examine ethical issues related to the use of technology in a legal practice. This online course is done 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 1920
Meeting dates = May. 5 to Jun. 20
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
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. 30 to Aug. 15

Online course. 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, and trial presentation and graphics software (Practice Master’s Tab 3, AbacusLaw, DiscoveryFY, Trial Director, LexisNexis CaseMap & Time Map, MS PowerPoint.). In addition to working with specific software, you’ll examine ethical issues related to the use of technology in a legal practice. This online course is done 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 1921
Meeting dates = Jun. 30 to Aug. 15
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
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. 30 to Aug. 15

Online course. 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. This online course is done 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 1923
Meeting dates = Jun. 30 to Aug. 15
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $575
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 126 -- Legal Investigation Certificate Course -- May. 5 to Jun. 20

Online course. 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. This online course is done 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 1922
Meeting dates = May. 5 to Jun. 20
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $575
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 101 -- LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation -- Jun. 2 to Jul. 5

Acquire the fundamental concepts of green building in this ONLINE course. Then prepare yourself to take the Green Associate exam and earn the LEED Green Associate credential from the Green Building Certification Institute. The course is intended for design, construction and real estate professionals, building owners, or anyone who wants to develop their knowledge in this area. You will examine case studies of LEED certified building projects, concepts of integrated design, third-party verification and the LEED administration process. Kelly Gearhart, your instructor, holds the designations LEED AP B+C and LEED AP O+M, and will answer your questions in the online discussion. A UGotClass course.

Registration Code = CRN 1924
Meeting dates = Jun. 2 to Jul. 5
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $695
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 103 -- Introduction to Mobile Marketing -- Jun. 2 to Jun. 27

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 1926
Meeting dates = Jun. 2 to Jun. 27
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $245
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 104 -- Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business -- Jul. 7 to Aug. 1

Nearly everyone is carrying a smartphone these days. Smart organizations across the globe are investing in building cellphone apps for their businesses. In this four-week course, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how non-technical users can build, deploy and market smartphone applications across Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. Ideal for business owners and executives who want to understand how smartphone applications can be inexpensively built, and also for technical users who want to understand how to quickly deploy smartphone applications. A UGotClass ONLINE course.

Registration Code = CRN 1929
Meeting dates = Jul. 7 to Aug. 1
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $245
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 105 -- Advanced Mobile Marketing -- Jun. 2 to Jun. 27

Come get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign. Learn how to promote your app on the web, build a landing page for your app, and track usage of your application. You’ll leave with a blueprint for creating guidelines and standards for your mobile marketing effort and measuring its success. Get the knowledge to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. A UGotClass ONLINE course.

Registration Code = CRN 1927
Meeting dates = Jun. 2 to Jun. 27
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $245
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 106 -- Mobile Marketing Certificate of Achievement -- Jun. 2 to Aug. 1

Bundle all 3 Mobile Marketing courses, save $90, and upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of achievement in Mobile Marketing from the international LERN organization in partnership with NMC. You will also receive 3.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from LERN. This is a UGotClass ONLINE certificate program. These 3 courses complete the Mobile Marketing Certificate: Introduction to Mobile Marketing EEOU-103 Creating Cell Phone Apps for Your Business EEOU-104 Advanced Mobile Marketing EEOU-105

Registration Code = CRN 1928
Meeting dates = Jun. 2 to Aug. 1
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $595
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 108 -- Revenue Generation for NonProfits -- Jun. 2 to Jul. 5

Revenues are essential—to keep your doors open and to expand your services. Learn to build revenue streams for your non-profit organization. Discover how to increase revenue from your current activities. Develop strategies for building new ways for cash to flow into your organization. Learn how to effectively set prices or fees. Understand the 20% that generates 80% of your revenue. These are basic concepts that will yield greater results. Get the knowledge to improve your revenue generation and generate a better surplus. A UGotClass online course.

Registration Code = CRN 1925
Meeting dates = Jun. 2 to Jul. 5
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
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. 11 to Aug. 29

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 1876
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Aug. 29
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 05:00AM-06:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $165
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 154 -- NMC Health & Fitness Center -- May. 27 to May. 27

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. Call the center at 995-1379 to schedule your personalized analysis and orientation appointment (required) prior to your first workout session. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates available, call 995-1700 for details. NMC Fitness Center is in Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 206. Enjoy unlimited use during open hours. April 1 to May 23 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 27 to Aug. 29 OPEN HOURS: Mon. thru Thurs., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual Membership Use CRN: 1881 (April 2014 to same date in 2015) $200 Four-month Membership Use CRN: 1882 (April 1 through Aug. 30) $100

Registration Code = CRN 1881
Meeting dates = May. 27 to May. 27
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #206
Instructor = Jack Light
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. 27 to Aug. 30

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. Call the center at 995-1379 to schedule your personalized analysis and orientation appointment (required) prior to your first workout session. Begin a membership anytime. NMC student rates and monthly rates available, call 995-1700 for details. NMC Fitness Center is in Phys. Ed. Bldg. Rm. 206. Enjoy unlimited use during open hours. April 1 to May 23 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 27 to Aug. 29 OPEN HOURS: Mon. thru Thurs., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual Membership Use CRN: 1881 (April 2014 to same date in 2015) $200 Four-month Membership Use CRN: 1882 (April 1 through Aug. 30) $100

Registration Code = CRN 1882
Meeting dates = May. 27 to Aug. 30
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #206
Instructor = Jack Light
Cost = $100
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 157 -- Golf Fundamentals -- Apr. 15 to May. 6

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 2672
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to May. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-11:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Golf Center- 6270 Secor Rd, TC
Instructor = Doug Lichty
Cost = $99
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Apr. 8 to Jun. 10

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 2549
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:15PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $135
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Jun. 21 to Aug. 16

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 1823
Meeting dates = Jun. 21 to Aug. 16
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael 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 -- Apr. 12 to Jun. 14

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 2553
Meeting dates = Apr. 12 to Jun. 14
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $155
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Jun. 20 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 1822
Meeting dates = Jun. 20 to Aug. 22
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 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 2551
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:15PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $155
EEPA 184 -- Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement -- Apr. 17 to May. 8

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 2679
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to May. 8
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Golf Center- 6270 Secor Rd, TC
Instructor = Doug Lichty
Cost = $99
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Apr. 10 to May. 8

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 2542
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to May. 8
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $70
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Jun. 26 to Aug. 14

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 1821
Meeting dates = Jun. 26 to Aug. 14
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 -- May. 15 to Jun. 12

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 2544
Meeting dates = May. 15 to Jun. 12
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 234 -- Intro to Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies -- Apr. 11 to Jun. 13

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 2562
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 03:00PM-04:15PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $175
EEPA 251 -- Meditation: Beginning & Beyond -- Jul. 9 to Aug. 20

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 1831
Meeting dates = Jul. 9 to Aug. 20
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. 24 to Aug. 19

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 1825
Meeting dates = Jun. 24 to Aug. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 07:30AM-08:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $99
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 270 -- Sunrise Flow Yoga -- Jun. 24 to Aug. 19

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 1826
Meeting dates = Jun. 24 to Aug. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
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. 8 to Jun. 10

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 2555
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 07:30AM-08:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $109
EEPA 285 -- Total Body Fitness with NIA -- May. 6 to Jun. 24

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 2628
Meeting dates = May. 6 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #A/B
Instructor = Anna Wassa
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 294 -- Summer Tae Kwon Do -- May. 6 to Jul. 29

Experience tournament point sparring, ground fighting, partner and forms work in a comfortable, well-regulated setting. Any style martial art or skill level is encouraged to participate. Develop mental and physical discipline, personal health, and self-defense techniques to benefit you throughout life. Foam dipped sparring equipment, cup (for men), and mouthguard required for sparring. Wear comfortable clothing. The only skill you need is the willingness to learn. Minimum age is 16.

Registration Code = CRN 1897
Meeting dates = May. 6 to Jul. 29
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #100
Instructor = Cheryl Burford
Cost = $99
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 299 -- Judo -- Jun. 18 to Jul. 23

Judo is an internationally recognized sport based on traditional Japanese arts of bare-handed fighting. It is a development of mind and body. Class will be divided according to skill and ability. Wear comfortable clothing. Minimum age is 16.

Registration Code = CRN 1896
Meeting dates = Jun. 18 to Jul. 23
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #100
Instructor = Stephanie Hawkins
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 312 -- Kundalini Yoga Fire Series -- Jun. 26 to Aug. 21

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 1827
Meeting dates = Jun. 26 to Aug. 21
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 312 -- Kundalini Yoga Fire Series -- Apr. 10 to Jun. 12

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 2558
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Jun. 12
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:45PM-08:15PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $155
EEPA 313 -- The Wedding Dance -- May. 7 to May. 7

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 2535
Meeting dates = May. 7 to May. 7
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, 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. 1 to Jun. 1

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 1818
Meeting dates = Jun. 1 to Jun. 1
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, 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. 20 to Jun. 20

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 1819
Meeting dates = Jun. 20 to Jun. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, 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 -- Jul. 16 to Jul. 16

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 1820
Meeting dates = Jul. 16 to Jul. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 326 -- Horseback Riding -- Jun. 10 to Jun. 12

Have you always had the dream to ride a horse? Whether you are new to horseback riding or a returning student, get to know more about horses and build your confidence around these majestic animals. Learn basic western riding at the Circle H Stables at Ranch Rudolf and become more comfortable with the horse as you gain knowledge of handling, grooming, bridling, and saddling. Each day includes riding in either an outside arena area or on the trails based on your riding experience. Must be 18 or older.

Registration Code = CRN 1879
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jun. 12
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Circle H -7200 Brown Bridge Rd, Room #CIRCLE
Instructor = LeeAnn Jacobs
Cost = $149
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- May. 21 to May. 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 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 1813
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, 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. 6 to Aug. 6

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 1816
Meeting dates = Aug. 6 to Aug. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, 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. 27 to Apr. 27

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 2533
Meeting dates = Apr. 27 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, 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. 22 to Jun. 22

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 1815
Meeting dates = Jun. 22 to Jun. 22
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 347 -- Fencing - Beginning (for ADULTS and kids ages 9+) -- Jun. 1 to Jul. 20

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to face an opponent in a duel? Hear the clash of blades and feel the adrenaline rush as you fight to come out on top? Then fencing, the sport that brings the age-old sword fight to modern times, is for you! Learn about the basics of the sport including an introduction to the weapons and equipment, discussion of rules and safety, body positions, footwork, basic blade positions and parries. Skill-building drills and an introduction to more advanced techniques, strategy, and tactics will be included later in the class. Fencing games are incorporated to add fun and build skills at the same time. Fencers will be separated into age and skill-appropriate groups as necessary. All gear for the class is provided. Wear athletic pants and gym shoes.

Registration Code = CRN 1880
Meeting dates = Jun. 1 to Jul. 20
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-06:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = 3 Swords- 2819 Cass Rd. Ste E6
Instructor = Robert Bartle
Cost = $115
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 366 -- Radiant Lotus Qigong for Women -- May. 6 to Jun. 24

Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong is an empowering self-care program designed specifically for women. Qigong is a system of self-healing that combines slow, gentle movement with intention and breath. Radiant Lotus Qigong excels at supporting the release of blocked emotions, especially in the female reproductive system. Whether you are undergoing a health challenge and want to learn to accelerate healing, or have a desire to reduce stress, improve mental focus and physical fitness, Radiant Lotus Qigong can help you rediscover yourself in a whole new way. You will learn a variety of easy Qigong exercises as well as explore Tibetan Vibrational Sound Healing. No previous experience necessary.

Registration Code = CRN 1848
Meeting dates = May. 6 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Joan D'Argo
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 376 -- Fly Fishing: Introductory Workshop -- Apr. 24 to Apr. 24

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 2668
Meeting dates = Apr. 24 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #209
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. 14 to Jun. 14

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 king salmon, steelhead, or lake trout. Your catch will be filleted at Carlson’s Market. Cap off the day as you enjoy your catch, served with a Lake Michigan flare by the Riverside Inn in Leland. The trip is limited to six participants. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. Please register at least one week before class. Meet at Far-Fetched Fishing Charter in Leland Harbor by Fishtown.

Registration Code = CRN 1878
Meeting dates = Jun. 14 to Jun. 14
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 -- May. 16 to Jun. 6

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 for FAll 2013.

Registration Code = CRN 1812
Meeting dates = May. 16 to Jun. 6
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:00PM-09:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, 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. 11 to May. 9

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 for FAll 2013.

Registration Code = CRN 2527
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to May. 9
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:00PM-09:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $49
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- Apr. 11 to May. 9

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 for FAll 2013.

Registration Code = CRN 2524
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to May. 9
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $49
EEPA 441 -- 20/20/10 - Full Body Workout -- Jun. 10 to Jul. 10

Get a comprehensive body work out in less than an hour with 20 minutes of aerobics, another 20 of resistance training and 10 minutes of ab work. Make it interesting and fun by using a variety of helpful props like steps, resistance bands, and balls to intensify the moves for maximum results. Gain the benefits of getting all your training in one class. Bring a towel, water bottle, and exercise mat.

Registration Code = CRN 1859
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jul. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 441 -- 20/20/10 - Full Body Workout -- May. 6 to Jun. 5

Get a comprehensive body work out in less than an hour with 20 minutes of aerobics, another 20 of resistance training and 10 minutes of ab work. Make it interesting and fun by using a variety of helpful props like steps, resistance bands, and balls to intensify the moves for maximum results. Gain the benefits of getting all your training in one class. Bring a towel, water bottle, and exercise mat.

Registration Code = CRN 1857
Meeting dates = May. 6 to Jun. 5
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 442 -- Great Lakes Fishing Charter - Salmon Catch and Cook -- Aug. 23 to Aug. 23

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. Your catch will be filleted at Carlson’s Market. Cap off the day as you enjoy your catch, served with a Lake Michigan flare by the Riverside Inn in Leland. The trip is limited to six participants. It is cool on the open water, so dress warmly. Please register at least one week before class. Cost includes dinner. Meet at Far-Fetched Fishing Charter in Leland Harbor by Fishtown.

Registration Code = CRN 1877
Meeting dates = Aug. 23 to Aug. 23
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 452 -- Get Golf Ready I -- May. 5 to May. 15

This national learn-to-golf and return-to-golf program will have you enjoying the lifelong sport of golf by the end of the course. PGA Professional Brian Davis will help you learn the fundamentals and skills needed to play golf successfully in a fun and casual environment. Putting, short game, full swing, course etiquette, equipment, strategy, and rules will be covered during the five 90-minute lessons. Equipment not required. A concentrated schedule provides for maximum learning opportunity. All options 5 days Option 1: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CRN: 1884 M/W, May 5, 7; & M/W/Th, May 12, 14, 15 Option 2: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CRN: 1885 M/Tu, May 5, 6; & M/W/Th, May 12, 14, 15 Option 3: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CRN: 1886 W/Th, May 28, 29; & Tu/W/F, June 3, 4, 6 Option 4: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CRN: 1887 Tu/W, June 17, 18; & Tu/W/F, June 24, 25, 27 Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1885
Meeting dates = May. 5 to May. 15
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 452 -- Get Golf Ready I -- May. 28 to Jun. 6

This national learn-to-golf and return-to-golf program will have you enjoying the lifelong sport of golf by the end of the course. PGA Professional Brian Davis will help you learn the fundamentals and skills needed to play golf successfully in a fun and casual environment. Putting, short game, full swing, course etiquette, equipment, strategy, and rules will be covered during the five 90-minute lessons. Equipment not required. A concentrated schedule provides for maximum learning opportunity. All options 5 days Option 1: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CRN: 1884 M/W, May 5, 7; & M/W/Th, May 12, 14, 15 Option 2: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CRN: 1885 M/Tu, May 5, 6; & M/W/Th, May 12, 14, 15 Option 3: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CRN: 1886 W/Th, May 28, 29; & Tu/W/F, June 3, 4, 6 Option 4: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CRN: 1887 Tu/W, June 17, 18; & Tu/W/F, June 24, 25, 27 Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1886
Meeting dates = May. 28 to Jun. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-01:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 452 -- Get Golf Ready I -- Jun. 17 to Jun. 27

This national learn-to-golf and return-to-golf program will have you enjoying the lifelong sport of golf by the end of the course. PGA Professional Brian Davis will help you learn the fundamentals and skills needed to play golf successfully in a fun and casual environment. Putting, short game, full swing, course etiquette, equipment, strategy, and rules will be covered during the five 90-minute lessons. Equipment not required. A concentrated schedule provides for maximum learning opportunity. All options 5 days Option 1: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CRN: 1884 M/W, May 5, 7; & M/W/Th, May 12, 14, 15 Option 2: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CRN: 1885 M/Tu, May 5, 6; & M/W/Th, May 12, 14, 15 Option 3: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CRN: 1886 W/Th, May 28, 29; & Tu/W/F, June 3, 4, 6 Option 4: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CRN: 1887 Tu/W, June 17, 18; & Tu/W/F, June 24, 25, 27 Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1887
Meeting dates = Jun. 17 to Jun. 27
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 452 -- Get Golf Ready I -- May. 5 to May. 15

This national learn-to-golf and return-to-golf program will have you enjoying the lifelong sport of golf by the end of the course. PGA Professional Brian Davis will help you learn the fundamentals and skills needed to play golf successfully in a fun and casual environment. Putting, short game, full swing, course etiquette, equipment, strategy, and rules will be covered during the five 90-minute lessons. Equipment not required. A concentrated schedule provides for maximum learning opportunity. All options 5 days Option 1: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CRN: 1884 M/W, May 5, 7; & M/W/Th, May 12, 14, 15 Option 2: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CRN: 1885 M/Tu, May 5, 6; & M/W/Th, May 12, 14, 15 Option 3: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CRN: 1886 W/Th, May 28, 29; & Tu/W/F, June 3, 4, 6 Option 4: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CRN: 1887 Tu/W, June 17, 18; & Tu/W/F, June 24, 25, 27 Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1884
Meeting dates = May. 5 to May. 15
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-01:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 453 -- Get Golf Ready II -- Jun. 17 to Jun. 27

This course is designed for experienced golfers who want to improve their golf skills and lower their scores. PGA Professional Brian Davis will help you develop and understand your skills to provide more consistent results. Putting, short game, full swing, trouble shots, course management and strategy will be covered in detail. Group and Individual instruction are included. A concentrated schedule provides for maximum learning opportunity. Both options 5 days Option 1: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CRN: 1888 Tu/W, May 27, 28; & Tu/W/F, June 3, 4, 6 Option 2: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CRN: 1889 Tu/W, June 17, 18; & Tu/W/F, June 24, 25, 27 Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1889
Meeting dates = Jun. 17 to Jun. 27
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-01:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 453 -- Get Golf Ready II -- May. 27 to Jun. 6

This course is designed for experienced golfers who want to improve their golf skills and lower their scores. PGA Professional Brian Davis will help you develop and understand your skills to provide more consistent results. Putting, short game, full swing, trouble shots, course management and strategy will be covered in detail. Group and Individual instruction are included. A concentrated schedule provides for maximum learning opportunity. Both options 5 days Option 1: 5:30-7:30 p.m. CRN: 1888 Tu/W, May 27, 28; & Tu/W/F, June 3, 4, 6 Option 2: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CRN: 1889 Tu/W, June 17, 18; & Tu/W/F, June 24, 25, 27 Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1888
Meeting dates = May. 27 to Jun. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 454 -- Advanced Golf - Short Game -- May. 30 to May. 30

A 2-hour clinic designed to improve your short game and lower your golf score. PGA Professional Brian Davis will cover putting, chipping, pitching, and sand play. Learn how to visualize and plan approach shots that stop next to the hole by controlling trajectory and roll with club selection and technique. You’ll also learn valuable tips and drills to improve your skills and performance. Register for “Short Game” and “Full Swing” and save $5. Meets at Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1890
Meeting dates = May. 30 to May. 30
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 11:30AM-01:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 454 -- Advanced Golf - Short Game -- Jun. 10 to Jun. 10

A 2-hour clinic designed to improve your short game and lower your golf score. PGA Professional Brian Davis will cover putting, chipping, pitching, and sand play. Learn how to visualize and plan approach shots that stop next to the hole by controlling trajectory and roll with club selection and technique. You’ll also learn valuable tips and drills to improve your skills and performance. Register for “Short Game” and “Full Swing” and save $5. Meets at Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1891
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 02:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 454 -- Advanced Golf - Short Game -- Jun. 23 to Jun. 23

A 2-hour clinic designed to improve your short game and lower your golf score. PGA Professional Brian Davis will cover putting, chipping, pitching, and sand play. Learn how to visualize and plan approach shots that stop next to the hole by controlling trajectory and roll with club selection and technique. You’ll also learn valuable tips and drills to improve your skills and performance. Register for “Short Game” and “Full Swing” and save $5. Meets at Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1892
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Jun. 23
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 04:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 455 -- Advanced Golf - Full Swing Clinic -- May. 30 to May. 30

A 2-hour clinic designed to make your full swing more effective and consistent. PGA Professional Brian Davis will cover stance, grip, ball position and aim, and balance, power, and ball flight. Group and Individual instruction will be provided. Students will receive detailed individual analysis and improvement plan. Register for “Short Game” and “Full Swing” and save $5. Meets at Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1893
Meeting dates = May. 30 to May. 30
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 02:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 455 -- Advanced Golf - Full Swing Clinic -- Jun. 23 to Jun. 23

A 2-hour clinic designed to make your full swing more effective and consistent. PGA Professional Brian Davis will cover stance, grip, ball position and aim, and balance, power, and ball flight. Group and Individual instruction will be provided. Students will receive detailed individual analysis and improvement plan. Register for “Short Game” and “Full Swing” and save $5. Meets at Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1895
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Jun. 23
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 02:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 455 -- Advanced Golf - Full Swing Clinic -- Jun. 10 to Jun. 10

A 2-hour clinic designed to make your full swing more effective and consistent. PGA Professional Brian Davis will cover stance, grip, ball position and aim, and balance, power, and ball flight. Group and Individual instruction will be provided. Students will receive detailed individual analysis and improvement plan. Register for “Short Game” and “Full Swing” and save $5. Meets at Elmbrook Golf Course Range (1750 Townline Rd., off Hammond Rd.)

Registration Code = CRN 1894
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 04:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Elmbrook Golf Course Range, Room #ELM
Instructor = Brian Davis
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 -- May. 5 to Jun. 9

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. It’s ideal to bring 3- or 5-lb hand-weights to class.

Registration Code = CRN 1864
Meeting dates = May. 5 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 12:10PM-12:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $55
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. 7 to Jun. 4

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. It’s ideal to bring 3- or 5-lb hand-weights to class.

Registration Code = CRN 1870
Meeting dates = May. 7 to Jun. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 07:00AM-07:35AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $55
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. 23 to Jul. 21

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. It’s ideal to bring 3- or 5-lb hand-weights to class.

Registration Code = CRN 1872
Meeting dates = Jun. 23 to Jul. 21
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 12:10PM-12:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $55
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. 11 to Jul. 9

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. It’s ideal to bring 3- or 5-lb hand-weights to class.

Registration Code = CRN 1871
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Jul. 9
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 07:00AM-07:35AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $55
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 460 -- Spring Bicycle Tune and Ride -- Apr. 24 to Apr. 24

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 2664
Meeting dates = Apr. 24 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #155
Instructor = Chris Remy
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 462 -- Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies II -- Jun. 20 to Aug. 15

If you’ve taken the original, Part I class, you are ready for deeper studies and practices to support healing and strengthening for joints and bones. Arthritis and stiffness are addressed with energy therapy and eastern strategies of cavity pressure, breath techniques, movement education, and more.

Registration Code = CRN 1830
Meeting dates = Jun. 20 to Aug. 15
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 03:00PM-04:15PM
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 462 -- Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies II -- Jun. 20 to Aug. 15

If you’ve taken the original, Part I class, you are ready for deeper studies and practices to support healing and strengthening for joints and bones. Arthritis and stiffness are addressed with energy therapy and eastern strategies of cavity pressure, breath techniques, movement education, and more.

Registration Code = CRN 1829
Meeting dates = Jun. 20 to Aug. 15
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $165
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 462 -- Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies II -- Apr. 11 to Jun. 13

If you’ve taken the original, Part I class, you are ready for deeper studies and practices to support healing and strengthening for joints and bones. Arthritis and stiffness are addressed with energy therapy and eastern strategies of cavity pressure, breath techniques, movement education, and more.

Registration Code = CRN 2564
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $209
EEPA 463 -- Beginning Ashtanga Yoga -- Jun. 25 to Aug. 13

Ashtanga Yoga is a specialized sequence of poses that are connected in a dynamic flow that is both challenging and invigorating. Based on the teachings of K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga Yoga weaves traditional yoga poses into a combination of dance and gymnastics. Although ideally suited for younger students, older students in good physical condition are welcome.

Registration Code = CRN 1828
Meeting dates = Jun. 25 to Aug. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 463 -- Beginning Ashtanga Yoga -- Apr. 9 to Jun. 11

Ashtanga Yoga is a specialized sequence of poses that are connected in a dynamic flow that is both challenging and invigorating. Based on the teachings of K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga Yoga weaves traditional yoga poses into a combination of dance and gymnastics. Although ideally suited for younger students, older students in good physical condition are welcome.

Registration Code = CRN 2560
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $109
EEPA 464 -- Fit Ball for You -- May. 7 to Jun. 11

Improve your balance and coordination while toning your entire body. Using the ball, you will strengthen abs and back. Since the ball is an unstable surface it creates an environment for toning the entire body without wear and tear on joints. This is a multi-purpose workout that’s fun and different. Bring a fit ball, towel, water bottle and mat. (A limited number of balls may be available.)

Registration Code = CRN 1860
Meeting dates = May. 7 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 467 -- Time to Tango -- May. 16 to Jun. 6

Argentine Tango—the dance of love! We will be using an approach that makes it easier to grasp the passion and reduces the complexity. Exciting and fun! Enroll with or without a partner.

Registration Code = CRN 1817
Meeting dates = May. 16 to Jun. 6
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 468 -- Beginning Yoga Flow -- Jun. 24 to Aug. 19

Once you have learned foundation yoga poses in a beginning class, you will enjoy connecting two or more poses in a flowing sequence. Body heat builds gradually and naturally and the flow process increases your flexibility and stamina. The class is intended for people in generally good health without physical restrictions.

Registration Code = CRN 1824
Meeting dates = Jun. 24 to Aug. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:15PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $119
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 469 -- Total Barre -- Jun. 30 to Jul. 23

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 1873
Meeting dates = Jun. 30 to Jul. 23
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-09:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 242 -- The Twelve O'Clock Toner -- Apr. 11 to Jun. 20

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 2647
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to Jun. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:50PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Kimberley Stevens
Cost = $69
EEPM 105 -- Pre-Natal Yoga -- Jun. 2 to Jun. 23

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 2614
Meeting dates = Jun. 2 to Jun. 23
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-06:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 105 -- Pre-Natal Yoga -- Apr. 14 to May. 19

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 2611
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to May. 19
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-06:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $85
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPM 105 -- Pre-Natal Yoga -- Jul. 7 to Aug. 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 1855
Meeting dates = Jul. 7 to Aug. 18
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-06:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 135 -- Intuitive Eating: A New Approach to Eating -- Apr. 15 to May. 20

It’s time for something different! Are you disgusted with diets? Want satisfying meals? Need to make peace with food? Join this guided discussion group as you explore and apply the concepts in the newly revised book, Intuitive Eating, A Revolutionary Program that Works (Tribole & Resch). Topics include rejecting the diet mentality, honoring hunger, respecting fullness, honoring feelings without food, exercise, and gentle nutrition. The 6-session format allows for time to implement refreshed ideas and actually make a difference. Required text is available at the NMC bookstore.

Registration Code = CRN 2584
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to May. 20
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett, Room #149
Instructor = Diane Roach
Cost = $99
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEPM 138 -- Awakening Qigong -- May. 7 to Jun. 25

Qigong is a system of self-care and self-healing that combines gentle movement, breath, visualization, self-massage and sound. Easy to learn, it excels at increasing energy and reducing stress. Combine stretches, flowing movements, and healing sounds that are harmonized by rhythmic breathing and a calm, unhurried yet focused mind in order to easily access feelings of peace and clarity. Leave each morning feeling deeply centered in your body, mind and spirit and ready to take on your day.

Registration Code = CRN 1854
Meeting dates = May. 7 to Jun. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
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 -- Jul. 8 to Aug. 19

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 1903
Meeting dates = Jul. 8 to Aug. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:15AM-11:30AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 105 -- Gentle Yoga -- Jul. 9 to Aug. 20

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 1904
Meeting dates = Jul. 9 to Aug. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:30AM-11:45AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Epiphany Salon East (in Acme)
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 105 -- Gentle Yoga -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 24

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 2570
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:15AM-11:30AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $105
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
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 2587
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to May. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #216
Instructor = Elizabeth Abeel
Cost = $125
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 124 -- Music at Noon: A LIFE Lunch Shubertiade -- May. 30 to May. 30

Lunch in the museum Sculpture Court, Dr. Michael Coonrod (Interlochen piano faculty) on the concert grand, David Holland (retired Interlochen faculty) on viola, the Milliken Auditorium—a perfect afternoon! The duo presents a Shubertiade—music of Franz Shubert as it was performed in Shubert’s time. Enjoy discussion of the music and hear a variety of Shubert’s pieces including the well-known “Arpeggione Sonata.” Begin with lunch and proceed to the Milliken for a memorable experience. Fri., May 30, Noon-2 p.m. Dennos Museum Center, Sculpture Court $24 Lunch buffet and concert Use CRN: 1842 $12 Concert and conversation only (1-2 p.m.) Use CRN: 1843

Registration Code = CRN 1842
Meeting dates = May. 30 to May. 30
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $24
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 170 -- The Life Story-A Sequel -- May. 5 to May. 19

You have enjoyed Lifestory writing and are ready for more. Continue (or renew) your writing in this 5-week experience designed to motivate new writing and enhance your skills. Focusing on the craft of good story writing, we will work with the writer's challenges in creating a sense of place, vivid characterizations, crossing the not-so-fine line between fact and fiction and more. The class is designed for those who have taken a previous Lifestory writing class. Bring pen and paper.

Registration Code = CRN 1910
Meeting dates = May. 5 to May. 19
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 02:00PM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Debra Jackson
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 400 -- Native American Law and Culture -- Apr. 24 to May. 8

Join former Tribal Judge, and Tribal Council Member, JoAnne Gasco, with a look at Native American law and culture today. Explore tribal law, the court system, and peace-making as well as in-the-news economic/legal issues like casinos, hunting, and fishing. Learn how culture is incorporated into the courtroom. Special guests expand your knowledge of native culture with teachings, philosophy, and stories along with cultural changes that have evolved over time. You'll even learn a little native language--Odawa.

Registration Code = CRN 2621
Meeting dates = Apr. 24 to May. 8
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = JoAnne Gasco
Cost = $75
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 471 -- Beginning Computers -- May. 30 to Jun. 13

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 1779
Meeting dates = May. 30 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 473 -- Mah Jongg Madness -- Jun. 2 to Jun. 23

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 1905
Meeting dates = Jun. 2 to Jun. 23
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center, Room #A
Instructor = Pamela Shaberly
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 489 -- Strength Training for 50+ -- Jun. 11 to Aug. 29

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 1874
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Aug. 29
Meeting days = Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $119
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 506 -- Birding by Ear -- Apr. 11 to Apr. 11

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 12, 2014, 8 to 10:30 a.m. and begins in Empire at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Headquarters.

Registration Code = CRN 2543
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to Apr. 11
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Alice Van Zoeren
Cost = $45
EESA 513 -- Learn to See as an Artist - Part II -- Apr. 23 to May. 28

Continue to enhance your ability to access the creative right side of the brain and improve your drawing skills by building on the principles and concepts you've learned in Learn to See as an Artist. A $28 material fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. PREREQUISITE: "Learn to See as an Artist Sees" course.

Registration Code = CRN 2589
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to May. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 03:30PM-05:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #218
Instructor = Elizabeth Abeel
Cost = $125
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 533 -- Spring Wildflowers of Northern Michigan -- May. 14 to May. 28

Nothing announces spring as much as a woodland bursting with color and life. Head to the woods and classroom for an exploration of spring wildflowers guided by biologist, Richard Fidler. Learn to look carefully, understand habitats, and identify common wildflowers. Each week begins in the classroom with hands-on exploration and is followed by a discovery field trip visiting different habitats: hardwoods, wetlands, and pine woods. You'll enjoy a unique outdoor learning experience and leave with useful identification skills. Please note: walking over uneven terrain will be a part of each session. Please bring a magnifier and notebook.

Registration Code = CRN 1899
Meeting dates = May. 14 to May. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 02:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #209
Instructor = Richard Fidler
Cost = $79
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 564 -- Birding by Ear - A Sequel -- May. 2 to May. 2

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 from another. For session two, you'll need your walking shoes as you head to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to listen and look for returning spring migrants. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Field trip details and carpooling will be arranged at the first session. Field trip day is Sat., May 3, 2014, 8 to 10:30 a.m. and begins in Empire at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Headquarters.

Registration Code = CRN 2546
Meeting dates = May. 2 to May. 2
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #209
Instructor = Alice Van Zoeren
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 565 -- Sleeping Bear Dunes - The Big Story -- Apr. 23 to May. 7

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 2541
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to May. 7
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #209
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $85
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 569 -- Gentle Pilates for 50+ -- Jun. 10 to Jul. 24

Continue a practice of core strengthening and flexibility. The workout is similar to our Forever Fit course.

Registration Code = CRN 1875
Meeting dates = Jun. 10 to Jul. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education, Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 590 -- Lifelong Learning Campus Day - (no lunch) -- May. 16 to May. 16

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 2532
Meeting dates = May. 16 to May. 16
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $20
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. 16 to May. 16

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 2536
Meeting dates = May. 16 to May. 16
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $29
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 609 -- Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants -- Jul. 19 to Jul. 19

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. Come prepared to walk in the woods. Optional text: "The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Plants." This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Meet at TBAISD Conference Center Parking Lot (near Grand Traverse Commons).

Registration Code = CRN 1868
Meeting dates = Jul. 19 to Jul. 19
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Kirk Waterstripe
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 609 -- Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants -- May. 31 to May. 31

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. Come prepared to walk in the woods. Optional text: "The Forager's Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Plants." This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Meet at TBAISD Conference Center Parking Lot (near Grand Traverse Commons).

Registration Code = CRN 1867
Meeting dates = May. 31 to May. 31
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Kirk Waterstripe
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 616 -- Ghost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes: One-Day Adventure -- Jun. 24 to Jun. 24

Ghost towns captivate our imaginations as we stand in the midst of a town site and envision the bustle of times past. Who were the people and what were their lives like? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL) is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven provides 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 in the auditorium of 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 SBDNL 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 all-day teacher and guide. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. For van transportation from University Center, meet at UC parking lot at 8 a.m. (2200 Dendrinos Drive, off Cass Road).

Registration Code = CRN 1853
Meeting dates = Jun. 24 to Jun. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 616 -- Ghost Towns of Sleeping Bear Dunes: One-Day Adventure -- May. 21 to May. 21

Ghost towns captivate our imaginations as we stand in the midst of a town site and envision the bustle of times past. Who were the people and what were their lives like? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (SBDNL) is home to several ghost towns. Glen Haven provides 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 in the auditorium of 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 SBDNL 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 all-day teacher and guide. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera. For van transportation from University Center, meet at UC parking lot at 8 a.m. (2200 Dendrinos Drive, off Cass Road).

Registration Code = CRN 1852
Meeting dates = May. 21 to May. 21
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center
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 -- Jun. 17 to Jun. 17

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 SBDNL Visitor Center at 9 a.m.). Includes lunch, transportation, and all-day teacher and guide. Wear hiking shoes and be prepared for short walks along the beach or through the woods. For van transportation from University Center, meet at UC parking lot at 8 a.m.

Registration Code = CRN 1866
Meeting dates = Jun. 17 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 619 -- Northern Michigan Geology -- Jul. 15 to Jul. 16

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 includes van transportation and a picnic box lunch. The field trip involves walking up to a mile in wooded terrain. Transportation and lunch costs included.

Registration Code = CRN 1869
Meeting dates = Jul. 15 to Jul. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science, Room #213
Instructor = Robb Houston
Cost = $125
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 639 -- From Takeoff to Landing - Travel Planning Online -- Jun. 25 to Jun. 25

Get travel tips from a pro. Guided by Betsy Williams, former travel executive and consultant, you'll explore step-by-step planning--a significant part of your adventure. You'll get help navigating the multitude of travel resource websites and gain a better understanding of destination selection and booking options. In addition, you'll learn must-knows, travel tips, and recommendations. Basic Internet skills recommended.

Registration Code = CRN 1901
Meeting dates = Jun. 25 to Jun. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Williams
Cost = $35
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 645 -- Animal Tracking - Mammals of Northern Michigan -- Aug. 7 to Aug. 14

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 two sessions are 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 three. Last class meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration Code = CRN 1865
Meeting dates = Aug. 7 to Aug. 14
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science, Room #117
Instructor = Matt Miller
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 665 -- The Historical Jesus -- May. 27 to Jun. 3

For the last 200 years, scholars have been examining scripture in an effort to separate the Jesus of history from the Christ of faith. However, their work has not been widely shared. Join historian, Allen Horstman, for a study of what we can know of the historical Jesus and how his early followers experienced him and told their story in the gospels. Explore the sources, dates of composition, basic themes, and audiences. The approach is non-sectarian. Bring a Bible.

Registration Code = CRN 1917
Meeting dates = May. 27 to Jun. 3
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #214
Instructor = Allen Horstman
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
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 Natural Area (4300 Cedar Lake Rd., TC).

Registration Code = CRN 1863
Meeting dates = May. 28 to May. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
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 697 -- Lifestory Writing Bootcamp -- Jun. 12 to Jun. 13

Learn the essentials of writing the stories from your life in a two-day intensive designed to get you started or restarted. Through memory and writing exercises, useful examples, and prompts, you’ll begin to capture some of the extraordinary and everyday parts and pieces of your life in story form. Discover useful tips about style, context, and making your writing interesting and convincing. You’ll leave with a list of story ideas from your life and at least two stories completed or well underway. If you’ve been wanting to get started writing but haven’t had the time to commit, this is the class to get you going. Bring a writing notebook to class. Includes lunch.

Registration Code = CRN 1909
Meeting dates = Jun. 12 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-03:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #214
Instructor = Joan Sheard
Cost = $129
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 701 -- Summer Wildflowers and Plants -- Jul. 16 to Jul. 30

Everywhere you look there are wildflowers, ferns, horsetails, club mosses, and other plants nestled in hardwoods, marshes, swamps, bogs, dunes, and beaches. Increase your appreciation of area plants by learning their names, where they live, and how they are adapted to their habitats. Each session you will walk and explore a different intriguing area. Armed with a magnifier, identify structures and develop a vocabulary to describe what you see. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle and magnifier. Yes, there will be wet, boggy areas where mosquitos have been known to reside. It’s an adventure! Course qualifies for the Northern Naturalist Program.

Registration Code = CRN 1900
Meeting dates = Jul. 16 to Jul. 30
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 02:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Richard Fidler
Cost = $79
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 703 -- Traversing the TART Trail - One Hour at a Time -- May. 12 to Jun. 9

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 1850
Meeting dates = May. 12 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 703 -- Traversing the TART Trail - One Hour at a Time -- May. 12 to Jun. 9

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 1849
Meeting dates = May. 12 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 705 -- Leading an Outdoor Learning Experience -- May. 15 to May. 29

Are you ready to take on the challenge of leading a group on a walk or learning experience? Discover how to create a dynamic learning environment and gain a variety of teaching strategies and group management techniques that work effectively in the natural environment. Discuss ways to encourage involvement and study while at the same time caretaking the area. Learn to identify hazards and assess safety issues, recognize group strengths and weaknesses and revise your tasks to meet those conditions. Dress for the weather. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 1861
Meeting dates = May. 15 to May. 29
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #209
Instructor = Matt Miller
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 717 -- Understanding Northern Michigan Wetlands -- Jul. 14 to Jul. 21

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 1856
Meeting dates = Jul. 14 to Jul. 21
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Liana May
Cost = $79
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 721 -- The Spanish Exposition -- Apr. 8 to Apr. 15

Join a lively excursion through the centuries of Spanish art, architecture, and music in two of the world’s most vibrant cultural centers: Madrid and Barcelona. We’ll take a brief historical look (the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona) but the focus will be the recent past. Several of the world’s greatest museums reside in these cities, including The Prado in Madrid, Velasquez and Goya. Spain presented the world with some of the most gifted and influential architects and artists of the 20th Century including Lluis Domenech i Montaner, Antoni Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvadore Dali and many others. The art and music of Spain continues to produce astounding insights into what it means to be human. The course will be of special interest to those going on the NMC-EES trip to Spain in Oct. 2014.

Registration Code = CRN 2583
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #05
Instructor = David Parrish
Cost = $49
EESA 722 -- The Great Transformation: How America of 1970 became America of 2013 -- May. 22 to May. 29

Anyone born before 1960 faces a society dramatically different from the one in which he or she came of age. The stability and certainties of the post-WW II era have given way to the fluidity of our contemporary society and economy. From broad demographic and cultural features to foreign relations to technology, all is change. Guided by retired Comparative Politics professor, Phil Mikesell, explores the story as you identify and examine the main elements in this transformation. And the big questions—What are the implications? Who are we now?

Registration Code = CRN 1915
Meeting dates = May. 22 to May. 29
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #214
Instructor = Phillip Mikesell
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 722 -- The Great Transformation: How America of 1970 became America of 2013 -- Apr. 17 to Apr. 24

Anyone born before 1960 faces a society dramatically different from the one in which he or she came of age. The stability and certainties of the post-WW II era have given way to the fluidity of our contemporary society and economy. From broad demographic and cultural features to foreign relations to technology, all is change. Guided by retired Comparative Politics professor, Phil Mikesell, explores the story as you identify and examine the main elements in this transformation. And the big questions—What are the implications? Who are we now?

Registration Code = CRN 2619
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #214
Instructor = Phillip Mikesell
Cost = $59
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EESA 725 -- China Rising -- Apr. 29 to May. 6

China has emerged as the world's fastest growing economy and is rapidly becoming a global power. Traverse City’s International Affairs Forum and NMC will host its first conference on China, June 5-6, 2014. With diplomat Jack Segal as your guide, you can get ready for the conference’s discussions of our region’s future political, business, cultural and educational contacts with China. This course provides some historical context for China’s explosive emergence and ideas on what the US and our region could do in response.

Registration Code = CRN 2618
Meeting dates = Apr. 29 to May. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #212
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 730 -- Modern Buddhism: What You Should Know -- Apr. 10 to Apr. 24

Buddhism is enjoying a level of popularity outside traditional Buddhist nations. Names like the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chodran are becoming part of American popular vocabulary. Come and learn the origins, basic ideas, and modern practices of Buddhism, especially as they are used in our time and place. We’ll enjoy visits from local Buddhists who will share their journey and insights. Text is Essential Buddhism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs and Practices, by Jack Maguire—available at the NMC Bookstore.

Registration Code = CRN 2607
Meeting dates = Apr. 10 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 03:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Chava Bahle
Cost = $65
EESA 733 -- Opera Notes: Cosi Fan Tutte & Cenerentola -- Apr. 25 to Apr. 25

Enjoy a popular and informative pre-event seminar and you’ll get even more out of the New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theater. Through story, song, & video you’ll become familiar with the tales on and off stage enriching the opera experience for newcomers as well as experienced attendees. Purchase your opera tickets directly from the State Theater (not included in the cost). Spring showers can’t dampen Mozart’s light comedy about women, fidelity, and men in disguise. Features Danielle DeNeise as the scheming maid. Discuss Rossini’s take on Cinderella with Joyce DiDonato as the scullery maid transformed into a glittering princess. Juan Diego Florez plays her Prince Charming.

Registration Code = CRN 2594
Meeting dates = Apr. 25 to Apr. 25
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #214
Instructor = Margaret Schaal
Cost = $20
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 734 -- From Takeoff to Landing - Travel Planning Part II -- Jun. 25 to Jun. 25

Become more than just a tourist! Take your skills to the next level as you learn more about destinations and the tools to research them. Once you have a better understanding of the culture and attractions in an area, you can build a personalized itinerary. Information abounds—finding the most useful is the goal of this session which has you in front of the computer. Leave with the tools and inspiration to create your next travel itinerary.

Registration Code = CRN 1902
Meeting dates = Jun. 25 to Jun. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Williams
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 737 -- LIFE Lunch: Lighthouses & Shipwrecks -- Apr. 25 to Apr. 25

Mystery is the theme of the winter/spring lunch and forum series held monthly on Fridays. Each session provides a casual atmosphere for highlighting people, places, and ideas of intrigue. You will also meet like-minded people while enjoying lunch. Beverages provided. What can be more intriguing along a northern Michigan coastline than the stories from those beacons of light that tried to prevent ships from meeting their demise in treacherous waters. Guided by Stef Staley, the Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, explore the lighthouses of the Manitou Passage area including S. Fox, the Manitou Islands, Point Betsie, GT Light, and Frankfort. Through fascinating photos, you’ll explore shipwrecks in Cathead Bay and see an ROV, the remote vehicle that lets you peer into deep waters. $18 cost includes lunch buffet: (use CRN 2529) $9 cost does not include lunch; bring your favorite brown bag lunch: (use CRN 2531)

Registration Code = CRN 2529
Meeting dates = Apr. 25 to Apr. 25
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $18
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 737 -- LIFE Lunch: Lighthouses & Shipwrecks -- Apr. 25 to Apr. 25

Mystery is the theme of the winter/spring lunch and forum series held monthly on Fridays. Each session provides a casual atmosphere for highlighting people, places, and ideas of intrigue. You will also meet like-minded people while enjoying lunch. Beverages provided. What can be more intriguing along a northern Michigan coastline than the stories from those beacons of light that tried to prevent ships from meeting their demise in treacherous waters. Guided by Stef Staley, the Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, explore the lighthouses of the Manitou Passage area including S. Fox, the Manitou Islands, Point Betsie, GT Light, and Frankfort. Through fascinating photos, you’ll explore shipwrecks in Cathead Bay and see an ROV, the remote vehicle that lets you peer into deep waters. $18 cost includes lunch buffet: (use CRN 2529) $9 cost does not include lunch; bring your favorite brown bag lunch: (use CRN 2531)

Registration Code = CRN 2531
Meeting dates = Apr. 25 to Apr. 25
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $9
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 738 -- Middle East, including Iran and Syria -- Jun. 11 to Jun. 11

Been away all winter? All heck’s breaking out and you haven’t been paying attention? No worries—join retired US diplomat, Jack Segal, for three “shorts” that will get you up-to-speed in time for the Cherry Festival. Each week you will take a look at what is happening (has recently happened) in some of the globe’s hot spots. Register for any or all 3 in this series (if registering for the series of three , use CRN 1914). Review the winter’s developments in the Iran/P-5+1 nuclear talks; the Syrian civil war (including foreign interventions, the escalation in violence and the burgeoning refugee situation); and a look at the Arab/Israeli talks after the April deadline set by the administration for progress on a peace settlement.

Registration Code = CRN 1911
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 739 -- China, East Asia, and Afghanistan -- Jun. 18 to Jun. 18

Been away all winter? All heck’s breaking out and you haven’t been paying attention? No worries—join retired US diplomat, Jack Segal, for three “shorts” that will get you up-to-speed in time for the Cherry Festival. Each week you will take a look at what is happening (has recently happened) in some of the globe’s hot spots. Register for any or all 3 in this series (if registering for the series of three , use CRN 1914). China faces growing problems with pollution, demographic challenges, corruption, and a restive population. Meanwhile, China has been flexing its muscles over “islands” atop oil and gas deposits in the south China Sea. In Afghanistan, the results of the presidential elections will be known and the decision on whether (or how many) US soldiers will remain after 2014 will be decided. What that means for the region should make a lively discussion.

Registration Code = CRN 1912
Meeting dates = Jun. 18 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 740 -- Putin's Russia, the Sochi Olympics, and the Upheaval in Ukraine -- Jun. 25 to Jun. 25

Been away all winter? All heck’s breaking out and you haven’t been paying attention? No worries—join retired US diplomat, Jack Segal, for three “shorts” that will get you up-to-speed in time for the Cherry Festival. Each week you will take a look at what is happening (has recently happened) in some of the globe’s hot spots. Register for any or all 3 in this series (if registering for the series of three , use CRN 1914). Vladimir Putin was riding high after a successful Olympics in Sochi and his popular crackdowns on the LGBT community, the “Pussy Riot” rockers, and dissident journalists. With Ukraine fracturing into two countries, Putin is once again in the global spotlight—a place he loves to be.

Registration Code = CRN 1913
Meeting dates = Jun. 25 to Jun. 25
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 741 -- What in the World! Catch-up with Jack -- Jun. 18 to Jul. 2

Been away all winter? All heck’s breaking out and you haven’t been paying attention? No worries—join retired US diplomat, Jack Segal, for three “shorts” that will get you up-to-speed in time for the Cherry Festival. Each week you will take a look at what is happening (has recently happened) in some of the globe’s hot spots. Register for any or all 3 in this series (if registering for the series of three, use CRN 1914). The 3 courses are: Middle East, including Iran and Syria, EESA738; China, East Asia, and Afghanistan, EESA739; Putin’s Russia, the Sochi Olympics and the Upheaval in Ukraine, EESA740.

Registration Code = CRN 1914
Meeting dates = Jun. 18 to Jul. 2
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #204
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $103
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 742 -- Big Three of the American Auto Industry -- Jun. 3 to Jun. 17

Explore the early history of the big three American auto makers: Ford, General Motors and Chrysler through pictures and case studies. Beginning with their founders, examine the creation of each firm and the people, actions and cars that led to the predominance of each within the auto industry by the start of World War II. Understand the changing relationship between labor and management and recognize the significant effect the auto industry had on both Michigan’s and America’s economy and society.

Registration Code = CRN 1916
Meeting dates = Jun. 3 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Donald Darnton
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 743 -- From Photos to Historical Document -- May. 20 to May. 20

Enjoy a lunch and learn experience that explores creating stories around highlight events in your life. Gather a few photos (8-10) from a particular event (trip, family or friend gathering, etc.). Learn to write short stories or comments around the photos which can be part of a legacy booklet. Your handwriting and stories make an impact and the finished piece becomes a historical document. You will begin the first pages in class and be ready to complete your booklets at home. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the home of the instructor beginning with lunch (Barbara is a fine cook!) Examples of completed booklets will be available to review.

Registration Code = CRN 1906
Meeting dates = May. 20 to May. 20
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Instructor's Home, Room #IH
Instructor = Barbara Evans
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 743 -- From Photos to Historical Document -- Jun. 18 to Jun. 18

Enjoy a lunch and learn experience that explores creating stories around highlight events in your life. Gather a few photos (8-10) from a particular event (trip, family or friend gathering, etc.). Learn to write short stories or comments around the photos which can be part of a legacy booklet. Your handwriting and stories make an impact and the finished piece becomes a historical document. You will begin the first pages in class and be ready to complete your booklets at home. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the home of the instructor beginning with lunch (Barbara is a fine cook!) Examples of completed booklets will be available to review.

Registration Code = CRN 1908
Meeting dates = Jun. 18 to Jun. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-03:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Instructor's Home, Room #IH
Instructor = Barbara Evans
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 744 -- Into the Wilderness -- Jun. 4 to Jun. 11

What is wilderness? Why are lands preserved as such? What happens when an area is designated as wilderness? Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has 71,000 acres of land within its boundaries and 32,000 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 might mean in a 2-part class that includes a 2-hour classroom discussion followed by an all-day guided tour of two areas within the designated “wilderness.” The all-day tour includes morning and afternoon walks with different habitats and natural features. The second day includes lunch at a nearby restaurant. This course qualifies toward the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 1858
Meeting dates = Jun. 4 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Kerry Kelly
Cost = $105
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 745 -- Walking the TART Trail Connectors -- Jun. 11 to Jun. 25

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 1851
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Jun. 25
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $39
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 746 -- Reading the Poetry of Jane Kenyon -- May. 14 to May. 14

A self-described miniaturist, the late Jane Kenyon is loved for her rhythmic, musical poetry. Reading Jane Kenyon, writes her husband, poet Donald Hall, is like “drinking a glass of water—100-proof water.” Her love story is almost as well-known as her work. Kenyon was an astute observer of both the natural and internal emotional world: gardens and depression are both topics for her poetry. Handouts will draw from Kenyon’s Collected Poems. We’ll also talk about strategies for reading and enjoying contemporary poetry. Leave with a sense of Kenyon’s work, some approaches to reading poetry, and maybe a new favorite poem.

Registration Code = CRN 1804
Meeting dates = May. 14 to May. 14
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Teresa Scollon
Cost = $35
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 747 -- Reading the Poetry of Hayden Carruth -- May. 28 to May. 28

Influential and prolific, the late Hayden Carruth is too often overlooked. A New Englander who often wrote about northern Vermont, Carruth is known for his wide technical and topical range. His poems are influenced by jazz, blues, politics, and rural life, and his voice—honest, brave, and funny—can move from formal to downright conversational. Carruth is an accessible must. Handouts will draw from his Collected Shorter Poems 1946-1991. We’ll also talk about strategies for reading and enjoying contemporary poetry. You’ll leave with a sense of Hayden Carruth’s work, some approaches to reading poetry, and maybe a new favorite poem.

Registration Code = CRN 1805
Meeting dates = May. 28 to May. 28
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #213
Instructor = Teresa Scollon
Cost = $35
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 748 -- THe Hero's Journey: An Inner Quest -- Jun. 11 to Jun. 11

Myths of the hero appear around the world. Through presentation, discussion, and personal writing, this workshop explores heroes of both the ancient past and popular culture. Examine classical and contemporary myths that include: the Odyssey, Gilgamesh, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings as they reveal an enduring human pattern and help us to understand the workings of the psyche as we journey through life. Travel with the heroes as you learn to recognize this mythic pattern in your own life.

Registration Code = CRN 1734
Meeting dates = Jun. 11 to Jun. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #214
Instructor = Elizabeth Wolterink
Cost = $45
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 749 -- Life Lunch: Wine or Wine Not -- Jun. 20 to Jun. 20

Join William Storrer, author of ‘Up North Michigan, Wines by the Bay’, for an exploration of peninsula wines. The author, a visiting professor, University of Texas at Austin, guides you in important details: getting the most enjoyment from your choices, reading wine labels, tasting at a winery, and knowing what to expect from up north grape varietals. (No actual tasting on site.) The luncheon features picnic fare of burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings or bring your own lunch. Beverages provided. Fri., June 20, Noon-1:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 215 $19 with picnic buffet Use CRN: 1846 $9 without lunch (bring your own) Use CRN: 1847

Registration Code = CRN 1846
Meeting dates = Jun. 20 to Jun. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $19
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 749 -- Life Lunch: Wine or Wine Not -- Jun. 20 to Jun. 20

Join William Storrer, author of ‘Up North Michigan, Wines by the Bay’, for an exploration of peninsula wines. The author, a visiting professor, University of Texas at Austin, guides you in important details: getting the most enjoyment from your choices, reading wine labels, tasting at a winery, and knowing what to expect from up north grape varietals. (No actual tasting on site.) The luncheon features picnic fare of burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings or bring your own lunch. Beverages provided. Fri., June 20, Noon-1:30 p.m. University Center Rm. 215 $19 with picnic buffet Use CRN: 1846 $9 without lunch (bring your own) Use CRN: 1847

Registration Code = CRN 1847
Meeting dates = Jun. 20 to Jun. 20
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #215
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $9
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 102 -- Starting a Business in Northern Michigan -- Apr. 29 to May. 6

Starting a business can be exciting, but it’s also challenging and daunting. Explore the essential parts of starting a business including how a new business fits into your own personal situation and assessing all of the risks and costs involved. Recognize the requirements needed to start a new business, from knowing if your concept is viable, to developing a thorough written business plan, to finding appropriate sources of funding. Using practical examples of small business success, this fast-paced course considers all of the issues facing a first time entrepreneur.

Registration Code = CRN 2364
Meeting dates = Apr. 29 to May. 6
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #224
Instructor = Christopher Wendel
Cost = $59
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 142 -- Practical Marketing Strategies Workshop -- May. 19 to Jun. 9

Calling all entrepreneurs, retail or service providers that are looking to develop a marketing plan but are overwhelmed by the choices and workload. Join Rachel North, Marketing Director for Traverse Magazine in this hands-on workshop. Identify your marketing challenges and actually set up an attack plan on the first night. Then work on ads, press releases, and emails. Set up a blog page and discover how to photograph your key products or services. Explore how to collect email addresses and find inexpensive ways to promote and sell online. You’ll also get resources to help you get through the research step and right into the doing.

Registration Code = CRN 1719
Meeting dates = May. 19 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Monday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #226
Instructor = Rachel North
Cost = $109
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 143 -- Trade and Craft Show Selling -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

You have signed up to participate in a Festival, Trade, or Craft Show, now what? Discover time-tested strategies to get your money’s worth out of the event. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

Registration Code = CRN 2361
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #224
Instructor = Rachel North
Cost = $29
EESB 148 -- Making Google Analytics Work for You -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

Do you manage a website, blog, or ecommerce store? Want to better understand who is visiting your website, how they are using it, and how they came to find you in the first place? Google’s powerful, yet free, tools can help you better understand virtually every aspect of your website’s performance. To get the most out of them, however, it is important to understand how they work and what they are measuring. Discover Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools and learn how these tools can help you better understand visitor traffic, content goals, and ecommerce metrics.

Registration Code = CRN 2370
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall, Room #103
Instructor = Jordan Lindberg
Cost = $39
EESB 149 -- Yelp! People Are Talking about My Business -- May. 9 to May. 9

Can visitors and locals find your business? Do you know what people are saying about your business? Leverage free and influential local listing and review sites such as TripAdvisor, Google Places, Bing Places, Yelp and more. Get help deciding which sites are best for your business. Learn to monitor and respond to reviews, both good and bad. People are talking about your business—get involved in the conversation.

Registration Code = CRN 1720
Meeting dates = May. 9 to May. 9
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-10:00AM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #205
Instructor = Amanda Blondeau
Cost = $35
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 189 -- Solar Site Assessment -- Jun. 12 to Jun. 13

This project-based course provides essential knowledge and skills for residential solar site assessment. While in class you will evaluate a potential solar PV site as you learn to: conduct a load assessment, evaluate energy efficiency, build a site profile including B.O.S. equipment placement, quantify and evaluate shading, gather and organize site data, determine system location, use computer models for performance and financial analysis. To receive the program certificate you will complete this course plus two mentored site assessment reports (to be arranged in class) and take the certificate exam offered online through the MREA. Mentored Site Assessments will be arranged with instructor and scheduled after the classroom sessions are complete. Class breaks one hour for lunch on your own.

Registration Code = CRN 1834
Meeting dates = Jun. 12 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-05:15PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories, Room #101
Instructor = William Queen
Cost = $350
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 190 -- Solar Photovoltaic Design and Installation Bootcamp -- Sep. 8 to Sep. 11

Gain hands-on installation experience in this content packed Solar PV Design and Installation workshop. Beginning with safety, review the job hazard analysis including roof, ladder, and electrical safety. Work on system layout and discuss mounting options, while running through diagramming exercises. In the lab, mount panels, connect wires, and install grounding. Review system and component sizing calculations and balance of system specifications. Layout and mount and wire the balance of system components. In addition you will review battery safety and load calculations. Projects include installation of: a grid intertie, a battery charging system, and a PV direct system. The following prerequisites are required: Successfully passed the NABCEP Entry-level Exam or equivalent experience. Class breaks one hour for lunch on your own.

Registration Code = CRN 1836
Meeting dates = Sep. 8 to Sep. 11
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-05:15PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories
Instructor = Devon O'Shea
Cost = $795
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 191 -- Introduction to Solar Energy -- Jun. 6 to Jun. 6

Gain essential understanding and begin your study and training in the field of solar photovoltaic power production. Learn the basics of solar power and define the characteristics that enable power production. Course topics include: understanding solar radiation and the solar window, evaluating system types and their applications, identifying systems parts and components, and learning how systems operate. You will examine a residential home’s electrical load, review measures to maximize electric efficiency, and gain understanding of the essential steps required to evaluate a site for solar power production. This course is a required prerequisite for the Solar Site Assessment Certificate program.

Registration Code = CRN 1833
Meeting dates = Jun. 6 to Jun. 6
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-05:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories, Room #102
Instructor = William Queen
Cost = $189
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 192 -- Before You Remodel (or Build or Improve) -- Aug. 7 to Aug. 7

Thinking about re-roofing, adding insulation, remodeling, or building a new home? Or do you have hot/cold rooms or ice issues? Before you touch anything, come get energy-smart with local energy junkie Ric Evans. Don’t miss out on the best opportunities to make dramatic improvements while your home is the most accessible. Learn some up-to-date building science and gain insight into common problems and solutions. What you don’t know can cost you major money and grief. Come with your questions. Leave Energy Smart!

Registration Code = CRN 1840
Meeting dates = Aug. 7 to Aug. 7
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #101
Instructor = Richard Evans
Cost = $35
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 192 -- Before You Remodel (or Build or Improve) -- Jun. 19 to Jun. 19

Thinking about re-roofing, adding insulation, remodeling, or building a new home? Or do you have hot/cold rooms or ice issues? Before you touch anything, come get energy-smart with local energy junkie Ric Evans. Don’t miss out on the best opportunities to make dramatic improvements while your home is the most accessible. Learn some up-to-date building science and gain insight into common problems and solutions. What you don’t know can cost you major money and grief. Come with your questions. Leave Energy Smart!

Registration Code = CRN 1839
Meeting dates = Jun. 19 to Jun. 19
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building, Room #101
Instructor = Richard Evans
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 192 -- Before You Remodel (or Build or Improve) -- May. 8 to May. 8

Thinking about re-roofing, adding insulation, remodeling, or building a new home? Or do you have hot/cold rooms or ice issues? Before you touch anything, come get energy-smart with local energy junkie Ric Evans. Don’t miss out on the best opportunities to make dramatic improvements while your