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 »

EEAC 434 -- Quilting 101 -- Apr. 11 to May. 2

Whether you are a beginner or experienced in the use of a sewing machine, you will learn to create an heirloom of your own. Add to your skills with fabric selection; cutting, sewing, and blocking techniques; layering; designs; borders; backing; and binding. Two field trips and a trunk show give you lots of exposure to quilt styles. Fabric selection will be determined in class. If you have a portable sewing machine, bring it to class. Cost does not include quilt materials or $10 fee payable to the instructor at class. Class meets at the instructor’s studio, 990 Pine Ridge Dr. (near NMC main campus).

Registration Code = CRN 3727
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to May. 2
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 02:00PM-05:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Instructor's Studio
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 546 -- Stained Glass: Hands-on Intro -- Feb. 22 to Mar. 21

Discover the beauty of stained glass as you craft your own project. Beginning with a small project, you will learn basic techniques. With an emphasis on safety, learn to use glass cutters, grozing and breaking pliers, and the soldering iron. Gain experience in the use of foil, solder, and polish to give your piece that stunning finished look. The history and evolution of stained glass art will be discussed throughout. A list of required supplies (approximate cost $125) will be mailed prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3720
Meeting dates = Feb. 22 to Mar. 21
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Stained Glass Co.- 4160 E M72
Instructor = Shirley Triplett
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 571 -- Beading Basics - Make Jewelry -- Apr. 28 to Apr. 28

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 necklace and earring set. Bring your reading glasses if needed for fine work. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own beads.

Registration Code = CRN 3754
Meeting dates = Apr. 28 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Jennifer Helferich
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 571 -- Beading Basics - Make Jewelry -- Feb. 4 to Feb. 4

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 necklace and earring set. Bring your reading glasses if needed for fine work. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring some of your own beads.

Registration Code = CRN 3752
Meeting dates = Feb. 4 to Feb. 4
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #106
Instructor = Jennifer Helferich
Cost = $49
EEAC 602 -- Pottery Techniques-Beginning and Beyond -- Mar. 2 to Apr. 27

Beginners through advanced students—try all of the techniques and materials available in the NMC Ceramics Lab. You’ll work with wheel throwing, hand-building, and glazing. Open studio hours will be available on weekends for experimentation. No class on March 30.

Registration Code = CRN 3756
Meeting dates = Mar. 2 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #135
Instructor = Michael Torre
Cost = $219
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 628 -- Essential Skills for Photograp -- Feb. 1 to Feb. 1

Do you want to take more professional looking photographs? Practice your skills by learning the essential relationship between shutter speed, f-stop (aperture), and ISO. Learn what the numbers mean and how to set your exposure in a variety of camera modes. Study the concept of exposure and learn how to use it on a digital camera. Begin to see like a photographer by using composition and visualization. If you are not completely familiar with your camera, please take Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera first. Bring your digital camera.

Registration Code = CRN 3742
Meeting dates = Feb. 1 to Feb. 1
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #101
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $49
EEAC 629 -- Photography: A Study in Light -- Feb. 10 to Feb. 10

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. Bring your DSLR camera.

Registration Code = CRN 3743
Meeting dates = Feb. 10 to Feb. 10
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Charles St. Charles
Cost = $49
EEAC 640 -- Understanding Your DSLR Camera -- Feb. 4 to Feb. 4

Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras are far more complex than ordinary point and shoot cameras. You know you have a DSLR camera if it has interchangeable lenses. Learn how to take better photos as well as identify and adjust the most commonly used functions of your DSLR camera. Gain an understanding of exposure basics and clarify many of your camera’s settings such as exposure modes, the histogram, and much more. Bring your digital camera with a fully charged battery, a memory card, your user manual and your questions. Not suitable for point and shoot cameras.

Registration Code = CRN 3862
Meeting dates = Feb. 4 to Feb. 4
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $49
EEAC 717 -- Nature Photography -- Apr. 27 to Apr. 27

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

Registration Code = CRN 3750
Meeting dates = Apr. 27 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Charles St. Charles
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 736 -- Discover Watercolor Painting -- Feb. 24 to Mar. 9

Expand your artistic ability as you explore the wonderful world of watercolor painting. Through demonstration and hands-on practice discover how to create dynamic artwork using the unique aspects of watercolor. Learn the use of a variety of techniques like taking advantage of the white of the paper or the ability to lift and wipe paint to gain the desired color value. Adapt to the spontaneous nature of the medium while learning to control the movements of water paint on the paper. Includes all materials.

Registration Code = CRN 3715
Meeting dates = Feb. 24 to Mar. 9
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 746 -- Beginning Knitting I -- Mar. 5 to Mar. 5

Discover the essentials of knitting, the foundational skills needed to place you on your pathway to great knitting adventures. Learn the basic knit and purl stitches, how to increase, and decrease, cast on and bind off, how to measure gauge, and how to read a pattern. You’ll be on your way to advanced stitches and a fun new hobby in no time. Please bring a small pair of scissors and reading glasses if needed. All other supplies are provided including a How to Knit booklet. Bring lunch if attending the Saturday option.

Registration Code = CRN 3735
Meeting dates = Mar. 5 to Mar. 5
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:30AM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #218
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 768 -- Top 10 Ways to Take Better Photos -- Mar. 15 to Mar. 15

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 3745
Meeting dates = Mar. 15 to Mar. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #211
Instructor = Dan Carlson
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 772 -- Digital Photography for 50+ -- Feb. 18 to Feb. 25

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

Registration Code = CRN 3744
Meeting dates = Feb. 18 to Feb. 25
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-07:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 774 -- Photoshop for Photographers -- Mar. 8 to Mar. 8

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 3746
Meeting dates = Mar. 8 to Mar. 8
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #120
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 788 -- Knitted Socks -- Feb. 12 to Feb. 19

Socks demystified! Sock knitting can be challenging but once you understand the anatomy of a sock and master the basic sock knitting techniques, you’ll be able to knit any of the hundreds of fabulous sock patterns. Learn to knit in the round using double-pointed needles and how to turn a heel. Socks are all the rage because they require relatively little yarn, are portable, comfortable to wear, and just plain fun to knit. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, bind-off, knit, and purl are required. A syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3737
Meeting dates = Feb. 12 to Feb. 19
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #218
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $69
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEAC 788 -- Knitted Socks -- Mar. 12 to Mar. 19

Socks demystified! Sock knitting can be challenging but once you understand the anatomy of a sock and master the basic sock knitting techniques, you’ll be able to knit any of the hundreds of fabulous sock patterns. Learn to knit in the round using double-pointed needles and how to turn a heel. Socks are all the rage because they require relatively little yarn, are portable, comfortable to wear, and just plain fun to knit. Basic knitting skills of how to cast-on, bind-off, knit, and purl are required. A syllabus and supply list will be sent prior to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3738
Meeting dates = Mar. 12 to Mar. 19
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-04:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #218
Instructor = Linda Barnes
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 791 -- Watercolors-Try Before You Buy -- Feb. 17 to Feb. 17

Have you wanted to try your hand at watercolors, but not sure of that initial investment in materials? Join award-winning watercolor artist Adam VanHouten as he explores and demonstrates how paint, paper, and water work together. Use what you learn to create a unique greeting card to frame or send. Come and see what artist lies within you. All materials are provided.

Registration Code = CRN 3714
Meeting dates = Feb. 17 to Feb. 17
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 795 -- Time-Lapse & Star Photography -- Feb. 17 to Feb. 17

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

Registration Code = CRN 3747
Meeting dates = Feb. 17 to Feb. 17
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #120
Instructor = Charles St. Charles
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 800 -- Texturing Watercolors -- Apr. 25 to May. 3

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

Registration Code = CRN 3717
Meeting dates = Apr. 25 to May. 3
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Adam VanHouten
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 813 -- Beginning Ukulele -- Feb. 8 to Feb. 15

Learn how to play the Ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic cords and strums and work on four simple songs. You’ll get hands-on instruction and a demonstration of the variety of Ukuleles available, learn how to tune and maintain the instrument, and get resources for further learning. You will need to bring your own Ukulele and purchase the book “Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD” by Burt Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC.)

Registration Code = CRN 3759
Meeting dates = Feb. 8 to Feb. 15
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 07:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Greg Seaman
Cost = $29
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEAC 813 -- Beginning Ukulele -- Apr. 4 to Apr. 11

Learn how to play the Ukulele! In just two sessions, you will learn basic cords and strums and work on four simple songs. You’ll get hands-on instruction and a demonstration of the variety of Ukuleles available, learn how to tune and maintain the instrument, and get resources for further learning. You will need to bring your own Ukulele and purchase the book “Ukulele Primer for Beginners with DVD” by Burt Casey. Both are available at Traverse City Guitar Company, where the class meets (322 E. Front St., TC.)

Registration Code = CRN 3879
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to Apr. 11
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 07:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Greg Seaman
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 814 -- Continuing Ukulele -- Feb. 22 to Feb. 29

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

Registration Code = CRN 3773
Meeting dates = Feb. 22 to Feb. 29
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 07:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Greg Seaman
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 815 -- Glass Fusion: Necklace, Nightlight, and Nameplate -- Feb. 29 to Mar. 2

Explore this unique medium whether you are a first time fuser or have experience. Learn how to cut colored glass and use an array of glass materials that are then kiln-melted. Fashion a stunning glass pendant with Dichroic metallic glass for a necklace. Light your way through the night with a uniquely designed glass nightlight from pieces of colorful glass. Create a nameplate for a favorite child or use an inspiring word for yourself. Use of tools and all materials included. Your projects will be ready to pick up the week after class.

Registration Code = CRN 3718
Meeting dates = Feb. 29 to Mar. 2
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Debra Coburn
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 816 -- Glass Fusion: Sushi Set -- Apr. 11 to Apr. 13

Fine tune your glass cutting techniques and use an array of glass materials to create your own unique kiln-formed pair of colorful wasabi bowls and a sushi platter! Use a variety of colored frits (crushed glass), confetti (glass shards) and stringers (glass strings) to create exciting effects. Your glass pieces will be melted (fused) and formed into a shape. Prior experience is helpful. Use of tools and all materials included. Your projects will be ready to pick up the week after class.

Registration Code = CRN 3719
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to Apr. 13
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Debra Coburn
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 817 -- Capturing Nature with Pen and Watercolor -- Apr. 7 to Apr. 14

Have you dabbled in sketching or water color painting? Are you an addicted doodler? Would you like to re-create the beauty in nature, capturing its essence in your own artistic way? Are you intrigued about adding an illustrative perspective to your work? Join Jan Oliver, watercolor artist, and look at nature, close up, and capture what you see using pencil, pen, and watercolor paint. Your vision may be realistic or abstract; it doesn’t matter. Explore major aspects of design and color as you bring your concept to paper.

Registration Code = CRN 3716
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #106
Instructor = Janet Oliver
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 818 -- DIY Bath and Body Products -- Mar. 9 to Mar. 9

Not familiar with the many ingredients in your store-bought bath and body products? Be assured of the ingredients you use on your body by making them yourself. Identify plants, flowers, essential oils, and herbs that you can use to create herbal bath teas, scented milk bath powders, solid perfume, moisturizing cream, and lip balms. Making these products at home will save you half the cost of store bought products and they’re twice as much fun to make. All ingredients and take-home containers are supplied.

Registration Code = CRN 3723
Meeting dates = Mar. 9 to Mar. 9
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEAC 820 -- Make It Take It Valentine Cards (Adult & Child age 8+) -- Feb. 6 to Feb. 6

Nothing says love like a handmade card. Invite your favorite child to join you for a Saturday of card making. You’ll use a variety of printmaking techniques to create one-of-a-kind Valentine cards. Explore marbling block printing, thermafax screen printing, gelliplate printing and more. All materials are supplied. Take home at least ten different cards you made to give to family and special friends. Cost includes one adult and one child.

Registration Code = CRN 3721
Meeting dates = Feb. 6 to Feb. 6
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Kristi Wodek
Cost = $49
EEBC 174 -- Designing Web Pages Using HTML - Level I -- Mar. 8 to Mar. 22

Join the exciting world of web publishing. You will learn the essential skills of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), designing and adding titles, paragraphs, images, links, lists, tables, and more to new web pages, and using CSS to style and lay out your pages. Peek behind the scenes of web sites published on the Internet, seeing how designers perform their web magic. Your new skills will be an important foundation if you plan to learn one of the graphic web page design programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Basic Windows skills required. Price includes text.

Registration Code = CRN 3474
Meeting dates = Mar. 8 to Mar. 22
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #203
Instructor = Stephen Kellman
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 219 -- Managing and Organizing Your Digital Photos -- Apr. 6 to Apr. 6

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

Registration Code = CRN 3473
Meeting dates = Apr. 6 to Apr. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 290 -- Intro to Adobe InDesign -- Apr. 20 to May. 4

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. A basic knowledge of computer applications is required.

Registration Code = CRN 3463
Meeting dates = Apr. 20 to May. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Fine Arts Building (F), Room #120
Instructor = Stephen Kellman
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- Apr. 19 to Apr. 19

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 3446
Meeting dates = Apr. 19 to Apr. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #207
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 300 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPhone -- Feb. 11 to Feb. 11

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 3445
Meeting dates = Feb. 11 to Feb. 11
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
EEBC 302 -- Getting the Most out of Your iPad -- Apr. 13 to Apr. 13

The Apple iPad brings lightweight mobile computing that extends beyond the convenience of a laptop. See how iPads and iPhones can interact and increase your access to work, entertainment, information, and family. In this hands-on session, you’ll discover what it can do to replace your PC, how to access remote data, and download and use applications. Learn about connection like Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, and how they improve your access to information, music, videos and the world. Bring your iPad to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 3443
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Apr. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 325 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2013 -- Feb. 9 to Feb. 23

Discover the power of Excel. For beginners and basic users. Learn to set up new worksheets and chose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and improved efficiency with your new skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3451
Meeting dates = Feb. 9 to Feb. 23
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Kevin Skarnulis
Cost = $129
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBC 325 -- Intro to Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2013 -- Mar. 2 to Mar. 16

Discover the power of Excel. For beginners and basic users. Learn to set up new worksheets and chose a template that best represents your needs. Discover how to use new smart features that fill in data quickly reducing data entry time. Then gain experience entering, editing, sorting, filtering, formatting, and using graphics to represent your data. Enjoy the time you save and improved efficiency with your new skills.

Registration Code = CRN 3452
Meeting dates = Mar. 2 to Mar. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #201
Instructor = Cathy Fairbanks
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 326 -- Intermediate Excel 2013 -- Mar. 8 to Mar. 15

Build on previous knowledge and learn database management skills. 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 3453
Meeting dates = Mar. 8 to Mar. 15
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #201
Instructor = Cathy Fairbanks
Cost = $89
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 -- Feb. 16 to Feb. 16

Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Explore the ins and outs of Android technology for tablets and smart phones. Learn important navigation and operational tricks to efficiently and effectively use your device. You’ll discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your device to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 3439
Meeting dates = Feb. 16 to Feb. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 329 -- Get the Most from Your Android Smartphone -- Apr. 6 to Apr. 6

Android is the powerful system behind all mobile devices other than iPads and iPhones. Explore the ins and outs of Android technology for tablets and smart phones. Learn important navigation and operational tricks to efficiently and effectively use your device. You’ll discover setting options, identify function buttons, enter and share contacts, download programs, upload pictures, and navigate through programs and apps. Discover tips and techniques to get the most out of these powerful mobile devices. Bring your device to class for hands-on experience.

Registration Code = CRN 3440
Meeting dates = Apr. 6 to Apr. 6
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Scott Johnson
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 331 -- What's New with Windows 8 -- Feb. 19 to Feb. 19

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

Registration Code = CRN 3455
Meeting dates = Feb. 19 to Feb. 19
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 331 -- What's New with Windows 8 -- Apr. 8 to Apr. 8

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

Registration Code = CRN 3456
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Apr. 8
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 335 -- Excel 2013: Sorting, Filters, Pivot Tables -- Apr. 5 to Apr. 5

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

Registration Code = CRN 3454
Meeting dates = Apr. 5 to Apr. 5
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Kevin Skarnulis
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 338 -- Microsoft Word Skills Refresher I -- Apr. 7 to Apr. 14

Save time, effort, and frustration and enjoy new productivity skills gained in this course. Taught in a computer lab, you will focus on the Word skills that most employers will expect you to know. Discover the power and uses of the software while working through activities in our computer lab. Topics include: • Creating and formatting new documents • Learning to insert text, date & time, symbols, charts, tables, graphics, page breaks, and shapes • Learning to use basic format tools This is a great start toward using Microsoft Word with confidence. Uses Word 2013 version.

Registration Code = CRN 3448
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 346 -- Microsoft Word Skills Refresher II -- Feb. 18 to Feb. 25

Continue building your ability to use Microsoft Word software. In our computer lab, work through hands-on activities with our instructor and go beyond the basics. • Learn to work with headers and footers, • Learn to create an outline • Continue working with formatting, styles, and templates • Use Auto Correct and other auto functions • Export and save into other document types Increase your effectiveness and satisfaction with your new word processing skills. MS Word Level I is highly recommended, but can be waived with instructor approval. Uses Word 2013 version.

Registration Code = CRN 3449
Meeting dates = Feb. 18 to Feb. 25
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 349 -- Mastering iPhone/iPad Apps -- Feb. 3 to Feb. 3

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

Registration Code = CRN 3436
Meeting dates = Feb. 3 to Feb. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
EEBC 349 -- Mastering iPhone/iPad Apps -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 14

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

Registration Code = CRN 3437
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Stephen Stanton
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBC 355 -- Microsoft Word: Working with Templates -- Feb. 24 to Feb. 24

Discover the powerful templates that come with Word in this hands-on workshop. After you know the basics of Word, save time by using the Word templates. You’ll learn how to adapt the templates to develop event posters, create thank you cards, make your own personal letterhead with envelope, and check out many more options available in templates.

Registration Code = CRN 3551
Meeting dates = Feb. 24 to Feb. 24
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Carol Taberski
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 807 -- The Business of Art -- Feb. 24 to Mar. 3

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

Registration Code = CRN 3530
Meeting dates = Feb. 24 to Mar. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Charles St. Charles
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 848 -- Emotional Intelligence: Managing Emotions at Work -- Mar. 16 to Mar. 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 3515
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to Mar. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = James Ryan
Cost = $95
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 854 -- Value Stream Mapping Simulation -- Apr. 22 to Apr. 22

Discover the tools of Value Stream Mapping which allow you to see the flow of value as you follow a product or service’s production path from ‘dock to dock’ or ‘order to invoice’. You will learn how to identify and collect accurate data to draft a Current State Map, how to use Lean concepts to identify areas for improvement, and how to create a Future State Map.

Registration Code = CRN 3535
Meeting dates = Apr. 22 to Apr. 22
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Ken Scott
Cost = $95
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 855 -- 5S-Workplace Organization Simulation -- Mar. 18 to Mar. 18

A clean and organized workplace impacts productivity, quality, attitudes, and safety. Learn how the discipline of the 5S’s (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain) can make a difference in your organization!

Registration Code = CRN 3534
Meeting dates = Mar. 18 to Mar. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Ken Scott
Cost = $95
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 856 -- Lean Office Simulation -- Feb. 26 to Feb. 26

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

Registration Code = CRN 3533
Meeting dates = Feb. 26 to Feb. 26
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-12:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Heather Fraizer
Cost = $95
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 870 -- Grant Basics -- Feb. 3 to Feb. 3

Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

Registration Code = CRN 3536
Meeting dates = Feb. 3 to Feb. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Mary Gillett
Cost = $49
EEBU 871 -- Grant Resources -- Feb. 17 to Feb. 17

Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

Registration Code = CRN 3537
Meeting dates = Feb. 17 to Feb. 17
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #206
Instructor = Mary Gillett
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 896 -- CNA - Information Session -- Mar. 9 to Mar. 9

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. It prepares you to take the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test to receive a Certified Nurse Assistant endorsement. Meets two evenings each week plus Saturdays 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. You may find additional information and program cost at www.nmc.edu/cna. The next training will take place Jan. 20-March 13, 2016.

Registration Code = CRN 3911
Meeting dates = Mar. 9 to Mar. 9
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Linda Racine
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 896 -- CNA - Information Session -- Feb. 17 to Feb. 17

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. It prepares you to take the State of Michigan Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Test to receive a Certified Nurse Assistant endorsement. Meets two evenings each week plus Saturdays 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. You may find additional information and program cost at www.nmc.edu/cna. The next training will take place Jan. 20-March 13, 2016.

Registration Code = CRN 3910
Meeting dates = Feb. 17 to Feb. 17
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Linda Racine
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 899 -- Become a Certified Personal Trainer-ACE -- May. 19 to May. 26

Gain essential knowledge and practical skills to become an entry-level fitness trainer. Through classroom and fitness center time, 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. The 36-hour training is offered in an 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. For details, email Zack Light at jlight@nmc.edu. Check www.nmc.edu/ees for testing information. Meets 8 days,Thurs. May 19 through Thurs. May 26. Weeknights: 5-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Registration Code = CRN 3522
Meeting dates = May. 19 to May. 26
Meeting days = Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #202
Instructor = Jack Light
Cost = $385
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 977 -- Certificate in Data Analysis -- Feb. 1 to Apr. 29

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data, find trends, and make predictions. Add this new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. This certificate is comprised of three courses, “Intro to Data Analysis”, “Intermediate Data Analysis”, and “Advanced Data Analysis”. See course descriptions of all three for details. Registration deadline is Feb. 5.

Registration Code = CRN 3588
Meeting dates = Feb. 1 to Apr. 29
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $495
EEBU 978 -- Introduction to Data Analysis -- Feb. 1 to Feb. 26

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey. Registration deadline is Feb. 5.

Registration Code = CRN 3590
Meeting dates = Feb. 1 to Feb. 26
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Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
EEBU 979 -- Intermediate Data Analysis -- Mar. 7 to Apr. 1

Many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may look at relationships between variables. Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you’ll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results. Registration deadline is March 11.

Registration Code = CRN 3592
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Apr. 1
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 980 -- Advanced Data Analysis -- Apr. 4 to Apr. 29

After taking this advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Registration deadline is April 8.

Registration Code = CRN 3595
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to Apr. 29
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 987 -- Certificate in Presentation Media -- Feb. 1 to Apr. 29

Presentation media are keys to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentations today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhances your message but often make your message successful. Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical and design knowledge in presentation media. Three one-month courses, available separately or as a certificate. Average time online is 48 hours. Registration deadline is Feb. 5.

Registration Code = CRN 3576
Meeting dates = Feb. 1 to Apr. 29
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $495
EEBU 988 -- Prezi -- Feb. 1 to Feb. 26

Take a journey into the world of creative presentations. Bring your vision to life with Prezi and leave PowerPoint behind. Learn how to use and engage your creative side for amazing presentations. Your audience will be stimulated with what you are presenting as well as how you are presenting. This one-month UGotClass course can be taken separately or as part of the Certificate in Presentation Media. Registration deadline is Feb. 5.

Registration Code = CRN 3582
Meeting dates = Feb. 1 to Feb. 26
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Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
EEBU 989 -- Phototshop for Presentations -- Mar. 7 to Apr. 1

Acquire the skills to navigate an extensive list of Photoshop features. You will gain both a foundational and advanced understanding of the popular software, and practice the most commonly used methods, such as managing text, working with layers, and image file properties. You will find out the purpose of each photo-editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them. You will even learn what the pros know. This one-month UGotClass course can be taken separately or as part of the Certificate in Presentation Media. Registration deadline is March 11.

Registration Code = CRN 3585
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Apr. 1
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 990 -- Graphic Design for Visual Presentations -- Apr. 4 to Apr. 29

Make your visual presentations look professional, and communicate effectively. Get the latest most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations. Take away more skills to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose. This one-month UGotClass course can be taken separately or as part of the Certificate in Presentation Media. Registration deadline is April 8.

Registration Code = CRN 3586
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to Apr. 29
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 991 -- The Ecology of Wellness for Nurses and Caregivers -- Feb. 9 to Feb. 23

This class is all about YOU, to explore your own need for improving wellness perspectives within three environments in which you interact every day. You will explore three aspects of healing presence at the core of ecological wellness: listening, validation, and hope. Additionally, you will focus on validating your own top five signature strengths through a required assignment. Does not include required text, The Ecology of Wellness for Nurses, available at the first class and at Horizon Books for $10.

Registration Code = CRN 3521
Meeting dates = Feb. 9 to Feb. 23
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Sharon Olson
Cost = $89
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EEBU 992 -- Cyber Security for Managers -- Mar. 7 to Apr. 1

Cyber security issues are all around us and reach nearly every part of our business and work, from online banking and education to Facebook and Wi-Fi. Finally, you can get up to date on Cyber Security basics and fundamentals. Designed for non-technical managers, directors and others in the workplace, you will find out about threats and vulnerabilities, safeguards, common attacks, viruses, malware and spyware, disaster recover planning, intrusion detection/prevention, basic security architecture, introductory forensics, and cyber terrorism. At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge needed to practice safer computing and safeguard your business and work information. Average time online is 16 hours. Registration deadline is March 11.

Registration Code = CRN 3542
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Apr. 1
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Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $195
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 993 -- Spanish for Medical Professionals -- Mar. 7 to Apr. 1

Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. Average time online is 16 hours. Registration deadline is March 11.

Registration Code = CRN 3539
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Apr. 1
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Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $145
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 994 -- Facebook and Twitter for Business -- Feb. 16 to Feb. 16

You have a Facebook and Twitter account and understand the need for social media in your business. You are ready to take it to the next level. Understand the various social media platform choices—with an emphasis on Facebook and Twitter—to grow your business and your brand. Learn how to create content and how editorial calendars and infographics can help boost your business and your interactions. Walk through how to create your first ad and boost, and how to determine if it helps your business grow and succeed.

Registration Code = CRN 3520
Meeting dates = Feb. 16 to Feb. 16
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #211
Instructor = Shenandoah Chefalo
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 995 -- Top 10 Apps for Business -- Feb. 29 to Feb. 29

New apps launch every day, but which ones are useful and which ones should be avoided? Apps covered fall into three categories: communication, money management, and promotion/user review apps. Gain an understanding of these 10+ web applications proven to help your business grow, function more efficiently, and gain an advantage over competitors using old technologies.

Registration Code = CRN 3526
Meeting dates = Feb. 29 to Feb. 29
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Joseph Symons
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 996 -- Do's and Don'ts of Social Media for Business -- Mar. 7 to Mar. 7

Photos, videos, coupons, memes, HASHTAGS—there is so much out there. Do you wonder if you are doing it right? Regardless of the platform you use, you’ll explore acceptable etiquette, review what’s offensive, and most importantly, learn how to get the most out of your social media efforts to promote and generate awareness of your business and/or service. A strong emphasis will be placed on how to generate original content, how to avoid distracting social media pitfalls, and how to use social media to attract and track new customers to your business and/or service.

Registration Code = CRN 3519
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Mar. 7
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Joseph Symons
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEBU 998 -- Solving People Problems at Work -- Apr. 13 to Apr. 13

This four-hour training is beneficial for employees either leading or working in teams. You’ll be introduced to and practice using strategies to prevent unnecessary conflict; build collaborative agreements; determine when and how to intervene in an employee conflict; build trust, commitment, and accountability in teams; and finally manage change and address resistance effectively.

Registration Code = CRN 3516
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Apr. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = James Ryan
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 166 -- Beginning French -- Apr. 5 to May. 24

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

Registration Code = CRN 3614
Meeting dates = Apr. 5 to May. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #204
Instructor = Myriam Parker
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 207 -- Conversational Spanish I -- Apr. 7 to Jun. 9

This beginning Spanish course focuses on 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), CD is optional.

Registration Code = CRN 3616
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #07
Instructor = Kristine Dietrich
Cost = $139
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
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. Get acquainted with the pronunciation of the German alphabet, vocabulary, and basic grammar skills. The required text, GERMAN in 10 minutes a Day, may be purchased at the NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3621
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #215
Instructor = Heather Deegan
Cost = $139
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 292 -- English as a Second Language - Intermediate Level -- Apr. 12 to Jun. 9

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

Registration Code = CRN 3627
Meeting dates = Apr. 12 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Scholars Hall (SH), Room #15
Instructor = Laura Rozeboom
Cost = $169
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 339 -- Continuing German -- Apr. 11 to Jun. 13

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

Registration Code = CRN 3626
Meeting dates = Apr. 11 to Jun. 13
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = James Beckett Building (JB), Room #215
Instructor = Heather Deegan
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 342 -- Selling Your Book: Marketing Essentials -- Apr. 28 to Apr. 28

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

Registration Code = CRN 3631
Meeting dates = Apr. 28 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Mary Jo Zazueta
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EECO 347 -- Murder, Murder, Everywhere: Writing the Mystery -- Apr. 19 to Apr. 19

Try your hand at the most popular of the literary genres: the murder mystery. Join Elizabeth Buzzelli, whose novel was chosen best mystery of 2012, and take a look at the sub-genres of cozy (Agatha Christie), middle-of-the-road (Mary Higgins Clark), and literary (P.D. James). Then begin to shape the novel you want to write. Explore ideas, ways to kill and get caught, the all important first paragraph, setting, characters, plotting, and a satisfactory ending. Leave with a solid idea of the novel you’d like to write and learn tips to follow through to a completed manuscript. Knowledge of the writers cited above and a head full of ideas for your own novel is required.

Registration Code = CRN 3628
Meeting dates = Apr. 19 to Apr. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #208
Instructor = Elizabeth Buzzelli
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEED 455 -- Art of Homemade Maple Syrup Pr -- Feb. 15 to Feb. 15

Make your own backyard sweet maple syrup! Discover how and when to tap your maple trees this spring and learn to collect, store, and boil the sap to make high-quality syrup you’ll enjoy year ‘round. Learn about the equipment, supplies, and materials you will need and where to get them. Gain important tips to ease the production management whether you boil your sap outdoors or on the kitchen stove and increase your enjoyment of this great spring ritual.

Registration Code = CRN 3645
Meeting dates = Feb. 15 to Feb. 15
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Dean Conners
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 219 -- Sushi Rolls -- Apr. 30 to Apr. 30

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 3712
Meeting dates = Apr. 30 to Apr. 30
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Misaeng Suh
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 288 -- Knife Skills-Slice, Chop, Dice -- Mar. 2 to Mar. 2

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 3695
Meeting dates = Mar. 2 to Mar. 2
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 383 -- Souffles Simplified -- Feb. 10 to Feb. 10

Take the mystery out of making soufflés. Discover how to make a perfect béchamel sauce, the basis for most soufflés. You will also learn to make pastry cream, used not only in dessert soufflés, but in many fancy pastries. Prepare flavoring ingredients whether making the classic and savory cheese or spinach soufflé or a dark chocolate sweet soufflé. Sample your creations before taking your new skill and at least one soufflé home to enjoy.

Registration Code = CRN 3661
Meeting dates = Feb. 10 to Feb. 10
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $69
EEFO 395 -- Sweet Inspirations: Cupcake Decorating (for adult and child age 9+) -- Apr. 9 to Apr. 9

You and your child will have a blast decorating cupcakes with colorful and seasonal designs. Learn the tips and tricks the pros use for making little cakes into whimsical works of art. You’ll have hands-on practice using pastry bags with a variety of tips. Bring a dozen cupcakes in a take-home container and your appetite. Everything else is provided.

Registration Code = CRN 3703
Meeting dates = Apr. 9 to Apr. 9
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Julia Slack
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 421 -- Sweet and Savory Scones -- Feb. 20 to Feb. 20

Spend a Saturday morning with Chef Harlan "Pete" Peterson of the celebrated Tapawingo restaurant, baking scrumptious scones. Pour a cup of joe and nibble on a warm scone while you watch Pete demonstrate the technique. Then take the mystery out of making a good tender scone by trying your hand at his fool-proof recipe. You'll work in teams to adapt the recipe using caramelized pecans, lemon curd, local maple syrup, or savory bacon and cheese. He'll share tips and stories of his experiences while you sample them all. This adaptable recipe will soon become one of your favorites.

Registration Code = CRN 3844
Meeting dates = Feb. 20 to Feb. 20
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-12:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Harlan Peterson
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 439 -- Passion for Pizza -- Feb. 17 to Feb. 17

Add one part fresh pizza dough, one part homemade sauce, one part creativity and what do you get? The ultimate pizza class! Learn the art of making and stretching your own pizza dough then see how easy it is to grill, bake, fry, and even stuff your pizza. Prepare a variety of toppings—from classic combos to some unexpected and unforgettable matches—and learn the secrets of selecting and assembling your own artisan pizza. You’ll be amazed by your own talent and your favorite pizza joint will wonder where you’ve gone.

Registration Code = CRN 3679
Meeting dates = Feb. 17 to Feb. 17
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 450 -- Beginning Bread Making -- Mar. 16 to Mar. 16

There’s nothing like fresh bread – hot from your own oven! Learn the basics of bread making from start to finish and everything in between. Pick up baker’s tips and how to troubleshoot possible solutions. Discover different flavors when you add sweet or savory ingredients to your dough. Punch, knead, roll, wrap, and taste a variety of breads in class as you experiment with dough and rising methods together. Take home recipes and your own dough to rise then bake and savor.

Registration Code = CRN 3700
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to Mar. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 511 -- Fermenting Foods Basics -- Apr. 13 to Apr. 13

Learn the techniques to create your own delicious and good-for-you cultured vegetables. Cultured or partially fermented foods (probiotics) are finding their way into today’s healthy diet adding enzymes and readily digestible vitamins and minerals. Through demonstration and hands-on preparation, learn to prepare a variety of vegetables for culturing along with a sourdough bread starter. Sample Kim Chee (Korean sauerkraut) then leave with an understanding of the fermenting process and its benefits along with a jar of vegetables ready to start the process, and recipes to keep you going.

Registration Code = CRN 3705
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Apr. 13
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 515 -- Downton Abbey Dinner -- Feb. 5 to Feb. 5

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 six-course dinner, from appetizers through dessert using both Upstairs and Downstairs recipes. Dishes include Caviar Cucumber Canapes, The Crawley Sisters’ Pea Soup, Filet Mignon 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 3658
Meeting dates = Feb. 5 to Feb. 5
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nancy Horstman
Cost = $89
EEFO 535 -- Indian Curries -- Mar. 14 to Mar. 14

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

Registration Code = CRN 3698
Meeting dates = Mar. 14 to Mar. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 537 -- Sausage Making Workshop -- Feb. 29 to Feb. 29

Get your hands dirty and see how sausage gets made with butcher Adam McMarlin. Know what cuts of meat are ideal for sausage making and learn the basic ratios and techniques used to make delicious and unique sausages at home. Become familiar with using a meat grinder properly and discover how to stuff sausages into natural casing using a hand crank stuffer. Acquaint yourself with proper handling, storage, and cooking methods. Rediscover this lost art and take home handmade sausage to enjoy with family and friends.

Registration Code = CRN 3690
Meeting dates = Feb. 29 to Feb. 29
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nicholas McMarlin
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 547 -- Cooking with Kids (for adult & child age 8-14) -- Apr. 8 to Apr. 8

Spend an evening with your favorite child cooking up a storm. Chef Stephanie Wiitala, Pastry Chef for Black Star Farms and mother of three, leads an evening of fun and seasonal food. Learn fundamental culinary skills and nutrition education while building self-esteem and exploring creativity. Who doesn’t like pizza on Friday night? Team up to make delicious winter harvest pizzas. Put together a hearty vegetable soup recipe while sharpening your knife skills. Add a yummy warm hummus with homemade chips. Finish the evening with from scratch caramel sauce and warm apple crisp.

Registration Code = CRN 3713
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Apr. 8
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 547 -- Cooking with Kids (for adult & child age 8-14) -- May. 5 to May. 5

Spend an evening with your favorite child cooking up a storm. Chef Stephanie Wiitala, Pastry Chef for Black Star Farms and mother of three, leads an evening of fun and seasonal food. Learn fundamental culinary skills and nutrition education while building self-esteem and exploring creativity. Who doesn’t like pizza on Friday night? Team up to make delicious winter harvest pizzas. Put together a hearty vegetable soup recipe while sharpening your knife skills. Add a yummy warm hummus with homemade chips. Finish the evening with from scratch caramel sauce and warm apple crisp.

Registration Code = CRN 3914
Meeting dates = May. 5 to May. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Stephanie Wiitala
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 560 -- Thai Fresh -- Feb. 24 to Feb. 24

Thai cuisine is celebrated for its use of fresh herbs, vegetables, and spices. Beef and seafood are usually added to the vegetables plus rice to create mouth-watering meals. Learn how to create dishes using their quick cooking methods that preserve the texture, nutrients and color of the ingredients. Curry is a very popular spice, which we’ll use in Green Curry Vegetables with Jasmine Rice. Mint is mostly used in sweet dishes, but in Thai cuisine it flavors a Spicy Mint Beef quick fry.

Registration Code = CRN 3689
Meeting dates = Feb. 24 to Feb. 24
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 566 -- BBQ Bootcamp -- Feb. 8 to Feb. 8

Master your grill and learn how to cook BBQ like a pro. Hagerty Center Executive Chef, Cole Thornton, invites you to a night of BBQ extravaganza. Find out how to select meats, fish, and vegetables for grilling, plus get tips on marinating, brines, and dry rubs. Learn how to cook meats to their ideal temperatures, how to get those fall-off-the-bone ribs, and how to make some delicious and easy sides to go with your BBQ.

Registration Code = CRN 3644
Meeting dates = Feb. 8 to Feb. 8
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $75
EEFO 568 -- Tempting French Desserts -- Feb. 1 to Feb. 1

Even the most basic home cook can create a dessert with gourmet flair! Learn techniques for crafting the exquisite. Work with two variations of crème brulee (fruit and flavored) as you learn the art of caramelizing. Light and airy profiteroles with a rich custard filling is your next creation complete with a rich chocolate sauce. Then there’s the upside-down Tart Tartin—not apple pie—but the single best thing you can make with the area’s most plentiful and alluring fruit. The buffet finale will be memorable!

Registration Code = CRN 3653
Meeting dates = Feb. 1 to Feb. 1
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nicholas McMarlin
Cost = $75
EEFO 569 -- Cook Outside the Book -- Apr. 18 to Apr. 18

Join Chefs Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning Cook’s House and discover how to cook outside the book. Discover how to prepare food more expediently, impulsively, economically and creatively. Free yourself from the crutch of recipes, processed foods or take out. Gain confidence to toss together great meals as you experiment with flavors and textures while preparing a soup or appetizer, entrée, side dish, and dessert. Always new recipes using seasonal foods. You won’t be disappointed!

Registration Code = CRN 3708
Meeting dates = Apr. 18 to Apr. 18
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 569 -- Cook Outside the Book -- Apr. 25 to Apr. 25

Join Chefs Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning Cook’s House and discover how to cook outside the book. Discover how to prepare food more expediently, impulsively, economically and creatively. Free yourself from the crutch of recipes, processed foods or take out. Gain confidence to toss together great meals as you experiment with flavors and textures while preparing a soup or appetizer, entrée, side dish, and dessert. Always new recipes using seasonal foods. You won’t be disappointed!

Registration Code = CRN 3909
Meeting dates = Apr. 25 to Apr. 25
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #KITCHEN
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 570 -- The International Vegetarian -- Feb. 18 to Feb. 18

Join Laura McCain, nutritionist and chef, on a tour of the globe and discover the flavors of the continents. Review a broad range of options for preparing varied and often uncommon vegetables, grains, or beans and move beyond salads and stir-fry. Allow spices to pop in an Indian Dal, or make the colors of Korea stand out in a dish of Bibimbap. Journey to the Mediterranean for a luscious bowl of linguine with onion confit, goat cheese and walnuts. Enjoy a warm evening of new friends and food exploration on a cold wintery night.

Registration Code = CRN 3682
Meeting dates = Feb. 18 to Feb. 18
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Laura McCain
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 571 -- Puff Pastry -- Mar. 1 to Mar. 1

Take the mystery out of this famous French pastry and learn to make a delicate dough from scratch. In no time you’ll be baking a variety of delectable desserts and dishes that will delight both your savory and sweet tooth. Use your new pastry skills to create a blue cheese and pear tartlet, a pot pie filled with chicken and root vegetables, and a classic Napoleon to finish off any meal. Then sample your creations before taking some pastry home to fill with your own concoctions.

Registration Code = CRN 3694
Meeting dates = Mar. 1 to Mar. 1
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Nikki Lennox
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 572 -- Mardi Gras Party-Cajun & Creole Cooking -- Feb. 3 to Feb. 3

Chef Brian loves a party! The kitchen will be jumping tonight cooking up delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine. Become schooled on the “holy trinity” of flavors and spices that make New Orleans famous. Learn how to make a dark roux for gumbo, get techniques for a rich crawfish etoufee, discover the secret to bouillabaisse, and the “how-to” for blackened catfish. The grand finale is bananas foster bread pudding with home-made bourbon caramel sauce and sweet potato pie. “Laissez les bons temps rouler” (let the good times roll)!

Registration Code = CRN 3654
Meeting dates = Feb. 3 to Feb. 3
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Brian Kissel
Cost = $79
EEFO 573 -- Cooking with Citrus -- Mar. 29 to Mar. 29

The bright, tart-sweet flavors of citrus fruit mark a lovely contrast to our cold, grey winter. From tiny kumquats to the aromatic Buddha’s hand citron, the world of citrus is a lot bigger than the slice of lemon in your tea. Work with several citrus varieties in recipes to include: pineapple, papaya, star fruit and blood orange salad; sear-roasted chicken with orange-tarragon pan sauce; couscous with ginger, orange, almonds, and herbs; roasted beet and pineapple tart in a walnut graham crust and more. Learn how to make zest and candied peel, cut supremes, and select, buy, and store your citrus.

Registration Code = CRN 3701
Meeting dates = Mar. 29 to Mar. 29
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 574 -- For the Love of Garlic -- Apr. 27 to Apr. 27

Garlic is a universal flavor widely used for its pungent flavor as a seasoning and condiment. Learn the different varieties of garlic and the proper way to peel and store it. Caramelizing softens and sweetens the flavor, and we’ll use it in a spinach and cheddar tart. A garlic confit butter adds zing to a ham and cheese baguette or on a grilled steak. Roasted garlic, basil and burrata pizza hits the spot after work. Welcome the season with roasted asparagus with garlic chips and more.

Registration Code = CRN 3710
Meeting dates = Apr. 27 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 577 -- Bossam at Its Best -- Feb. 15 to Feb. 15

Join Chefs Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning The Cook’s House as they prepare Bossam. This popular Korean dish is made with a slow roasted pork shoulder. Add a few side dishes including saeujeot (pickled, fermented shrimp), ssamjang (dipping sauces), raw vegetables dressed in vinegar and fresh kimchi for a great evening to share with friends. The meat and sides are often wrapped in lettuce leaves, hence the literal meaning of Bossam: “wrapped.”

Registration Code = CRN 3678
Meeting dates = Feb. 15 to Feb. 15
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Eric Patterson
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 578 -- Spring Tarts -- Apr. 14 to Apr. 14

With the beginning of more fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s market, you’ll want to add these sweet and savory fresh tart recipes to your collection. Recipes include a flaky pastry tart filled with baby carrots, orange, and cardamom; an asparagus and fennel tart. Discover the secrets to tartlets, individual sized tart, with a sweet hazelnut and praline crust then filled with pastry cream, fresh strawberries and mint. Finish the evening with a fresh-from-the-market rhubarb tart with spiced meringue.

Registration Code = CRN 3707
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEFO 579 -- Lamb, the Other White Meat -- Mar. 10 to Mar. 10

At least it was when Mary was taking care of its fleece white as snow! Lamb is a really tender cut of red meat. You’ll work with various cuts of lamb to emphasize the versatility of this meat, as in a broiled lamb loin chop served with a salsa. The full flavor of lamb pairs well with a tangy marinade in the grilled lamb skewers over an orzo salad. A mint yogurt balances the richness of lamb in spiced patties over apricot couscous. Arm yourself with new skills in time for the high season for lamb, both on the Easter and Passover tables.

Registration Code = CRN 3696
Meeting dates = Mar. 10 to Mar. 10
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #129
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 154 -- Growing Shiitake Mushrooms -- Apr. 20 to Apr. 20

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 3647
Meeting dates = Apr. 20 to Apr. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101/103
Instructor = Jim Moses
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 284 -- Retirement Planning Today -- Feb. 18 to Feb. 25

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 will help 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 decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan. Includes a 230-page illustrated textbook. Your spouse or guest may attend free of charge.

Registration Code = CRN 3648
Meeting dates = Feb. 18 to Feb. 25
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-09:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #07
Instructor = Dennis Prout
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 462 -- Rejuvenate Your Retirement -- Feb. 23 to Mar. 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 fulfilling activities such as travel, hobbies, sports, crafts, business ventures, and lifelong learning to make the most of your retirement years. Learn to calculate IRS-required minimum distributions. Examine how investment returns are taxed and explore health care, long-term care, and end of life decisions. Includes a 143-page illustrated workbook. Your spouse or guest may attend free of charge.

Registration Code = CRN 3659
Meeting dates = Feb. 23 to Mar. 1
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Dennis Prout
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 482 -- Retirement Secrets-Your Best Is Yet to Come -- Apr. 13 to Apr. 20

Nearing retirement? Already retired? Many things can threaten your ability to outlive your assets and retire well–the big three being healthcare, inflation, and income taxes. Learn to navigate the critical issues that a retiree must deal with. You’ll learn how to plan for a predictable and sustainable income, minimize taxes on your IRAs, maximize social security benefits, and avoid estate planning mistakes. We’ll also discuss long-term care concerns and what investments are appropriate in different situations. Materials provided. Your spouse or guest may attend free of charge.

Registration Code = CRN 3660
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Apr. 20
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #07
Instructor = Lawrence Flynn
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 487 -- Woodworking: Build a Windsor Tall Stool -- Feb. 13 to Feb. 14

Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor tall stool that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging “through joints” and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience required; and tools are provided. All materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed stool that will become a family heirloom. Lunch on your own. Class meets Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Feb. 14, 9 a.m.-noon at Aero Park Laboratory Woodshop Rm. C/D (2600 Aero Park Dr.).

Registration Code = CRN 3632
Meeting dates = Feb. 13 to Feb. 14
Meeting days = Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #C/D
Instructor = David Abeel
Cost = $250
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 488 -- Woodworking: Build a Windsor Side Chair -- Mar. 5 to Mar. 6

Windsor furniture represents woodworking at its best. Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor side chair that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging “through joints,” and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience required; and tools are provided. All materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. Lunch on your own. Class meets Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Feb. 14, 9 a.m.-noon at Aero Park Laboratory Woodshop Rm. C/D (2600 Aero Park Dr.).

Registration Code = CRN 3634
Meeting dates = Mar. 5 to Mar. 6
Meeting days = Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-04:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #C/D
Instructor = David Abeel
Cost = $325
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 489 -- Woodworking: Build a Windsor Arm Chair -- Apr. 23 to Apr. 24

Only basic skills and simple hand tools are required to create a Windsor arm chair that will comfort for a lifetime. Learn to shape the seat and parts from simple squares of hardwood. Gain experience working with a variety of hand tools, wedging “through joints” and leveling furniture with uneven legs. No prior woodworking experience required; and tools are provided. All materials to make your project are included. Leave with a completed chair that will become a family heirloom. Lunch on your own. Class meets Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Feb. 14, 9 a.m.-noon at Aero Park Laboratory Woodshop Rm. C/D (2600 Aero Park Dr.).

Registration Code = CRN 3635
Meeting dates = Apr. 23 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-04:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #C/D
Instructor = David Abeel
Cost = $375
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEHF 490 -- Birdwatching for Family Fun -- Apr. 28 to May. 21

Bird watching is a life-long skill you can share with your school-age kids in this fun, eyes-on course. Learn how to find and identify birds that make their home here, as well as those that are “just passing through.” Gain understanding of habitats and their importance for migration, nesting, food, and safety. The first day is in the classroom to learn the things you need to know for successful field trips. The following four Saturdays (7:30-10 a.m.) are field sessions where we’ll start with easy-to-see species like ducks and geese, and then venture off to find harder species like sparrows, warblers, and raptors. Learn proper use of binoculars, spotting scopes, charts, and keys to enhance your search. Cost includes one or both parents and their children. Field sessions on 4 Sat., April 30-May 21 at 7:30-10 a.m. Locations available at the first class. Instructors: Kirk, Lauren and Leah Waterstripe.

Registration Code = CRN 3642
Meeting dates = Apr. 28 to May. 21
Meeting days = Thursday, Saturday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Health and Science Bldg (HS), Room #217
Instructor = Kirk Waterstripe
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 124 -- Legal Secretary Certificate Course -- Mar. 7 to Apr. 22

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, filing procedures, billing and accounting, records management, legal research, memoranda preparation, citation format, written communications and much more. Offered in partnership with the Center for Legal Studies. NMC awards the certificate upon successful completion. Required textbooks are listed and available through CLS, $89, (www.legalstudies.com). Internet and word processing are the only tech requirements.

Registration Code = CRN 3601
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Apr. 22
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $645
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOT 125 -- Software Essentials for the Law Office -- Mar. 7 to Apr. 22

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

Registration Code = CRN 3622
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Apr. 22
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 -- Mar. 7 to Apr. 22

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

Registration Code = CRN 3624
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Apr. 22
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $645
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEOU 107 -- Management Boot Camp -- Feb. 1 to Feb. 26

Enhance your management skills through this course for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness through use of the DiSC personality profile (included). By the end of the course you’ll be managing like a pro—quickly and with confidence. A UGotClass online course. Registration deadline is Feb. 5.

Registration Code = CRN 3543
Meeting dates = Feb. 1 to Feb. 26
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Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $295
EEOU 109 -- Dementia Care for Family Caregivers -- Feb. 1 to Feb. 26

Designed for family caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy-Body Dementia or other conditions which cause significant memory problems. In addition to basic information about dementia, this 4-week course covers essential elements to address throughout the illness, common health complications, and tips from professional care providers who deliver person-centered care. Use of materials and internet will facilitate learning and maximize competence in care-giving beyond the end of the course. Your instructor is an authority on dementia. A UGotClass online course. Average time online is 16 hours. Registration deadline is Feb. 5.

Registration Code = CRN 3546
Meeting dates = Feb. 1 to Feb. 26
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $149
EEOU 110 -- Youtube for Business -- Mar. 7 to Apr. 1

Increase your business with YouTube, the online video site and now the second-largest search engine. Discover the power of video for your organization, and how to use video as a marketing tool to reach and serve more people. Find out what types of video work best on YouTube, how other business organizations are using it, how to create your own YouTube channel, and ways to add captions, annotations and other features. YouTube can enhance your current marketing and communication strategy. Take away proven techniques to make YouTube work successfully for your organization. Average time online is 16 hours. Registration deadline is March 11.

Registration Code = CRN 3540
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Apr. 1
Meeting days =
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Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $245
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 152 -- Weight Strengthening -- Apr. 4 to May. 27

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 3711
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to May. 27
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-08:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $119
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 152 -- Weight Strengthening -- Apr. 4 to May. 27

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 3709
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to May. 27
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 05:00AM-05:50AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #206
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $119
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 157 -- Golf Fundamentals -- Feb. 3 to Feb. 24

If you haven’t played golf in awhile or have never had a formal lesson, this is for you. Learn the proper technique from the importance of your grip and stance to finesse and power for your swing and shot accuracy. We’ll cover putting, chipping, club choices, rules, and course etiquette with lots of coaching and practice. Get a jumpstart on the season and improve your golf skills. The Golf Center includes indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and putting green. Cost includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Equipment is provided if needed. Course meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).

Registration Code = CRN 3781
Meeting dates = Feb. 3 to Feb. 24
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Golf Center- 6270 Secor Rd, TC, Room #GOLF
Instructor = Doug Lichty
Cost = $99
EEPA 157 -- Golf Fundamentals -- Apr. 14 to May. 5

If you haven’t played golf in awhile or have never had a formal lesson, this is for you. Learn the proper technique from the importance of your grip and stance to finesse and power for your swing and shot accuracy. We’ll cover putting, chipping, club choices, rules, and course etiquette with lots of coaching and practice. Get a jumpstart on the season and improve your golf skills. The Golf Center includes indoor hitting stations for your long and short game, Full Swing Simulators, and putting green. Cost includes range balls, simulator fees, and instruction. Equipment is provided if needed. Course meets at Golf Center (6270 Secor Road).

Registration Code = CRN 3782
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to May. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-11:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Golf Center- 6270 Secor Rd, TC, Room #GOLF
Instructor = Doug Lichty
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 169 -- Yoga Beginning and Beyond -- Apr. 5 to Jun. 7

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 3684
Meeting dates = Apr. 5 to Jun. 7
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $135
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
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 3685
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:15PM-06:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $155
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 184 -- Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement -- Feb. 16 to Mar. 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 3783
Meeting dates = Feb. 16 to Mar. 8
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-11:00AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Golf Center- 6270 Secor Rd, TC, Room #GOLF
Instructor = Doug Lichty
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 184 -- Golf Technique and Strategy Improvement -- Apr. 14 to May. 5

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 3805
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to May. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Golf Center- 6270 Secor Rd, TC, Room #GOLF
Instructor = Doug Lichty
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 217 -- Aerobic Dance -- Apr. 5 to May. 26

So you want to dance! Jackie Sorensen’s Aerobic Dance is the longest running aerobic program in the country. It’s choreographed for the non-dancer, although you will feel like a dancer while strengthening your core and cardiovascular system and firming your body. Combines Latin, ballroom and jazz using contemporary music and is taught low and high impact. Bring a fitness mat.

Registration Code = CRN 3724
Meeting dates = Apr. 5 to May. 26
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Terry Tarnow
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Feb. 17 to Mar. 23

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 3674
Meeting dates = Feb. 17 to Mar. 23
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-11:15AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $85
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Apr. 6 to May. 4

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 3675
Meeting dates = Apr. 6 to May. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-11:15AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 233 -- Beginning Yoga -- Apr. 7 to May. 5

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 3677
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to May. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Michael Robold
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 234 -- Yoga for Arthritis and Stiff Bodies -- Apr. 8 to Jun. 10

Come learn easy, helpful techniques of yoga for arthritis and general stiffness, perhaps from athletics, constant travel, repetitive motion on the job, or high stress. Wear comfortable clothing. For beginning students and those who have taken yoga before.

Registration Code = CRN 3693
Meeting dates = Apr. 8 to Jun. 10
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $205
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 251 -- Meditation: Beginning & Advancing -- Apr. 6 to Jun. 22

An important and widely recommended part of a healthy lifestyle—even brief periods of meditation practice can reduce the effects of stress, boost immune function, improve overall health and help balance emotions. Class includes seated meditation techniques, breath exercise and discussion around the meditation experience and the maturing of the mind. Class is taught seated in a chair and beginning students are welcome!

Registration Code = CRN 3808
Meeting dates = Apr. 6 to Jun. 22
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Epiphany Salon East (in Acme), Room #EPIPH
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $109
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 270 -- Sunrise Flow Yoga -- Apr. 5 to Jun. 7

An energetic “wake me, shake me” flow of yoga postures arranged in an intelligent sequence, transitioning from one to the next, steadily builds in intensity, creating strength and flexibility while quieting the mind. Learn to use the breath to maximize your potential on all levels. This class is for continuing yoga students and well-conditioned, athletic individuals.

Registration Code = CRN 3687
Meeting dates = Apr. 5 to Jun. 7
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 07:30AM-08:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $115
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 285 -- Total Body Fitness with NIA -- Apr. 14 to Jun. 16

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

Registration Code = CRN 3729
Meeting dates = Apr. 14 to Jun. 16
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 293 -- Basic Bicycle Maintenance -- Mar. 3 to Mar. 3

Whether you ride on the local trails, or are simply cruising town, gain important bicycle repair skills in this demonstration course for “do-it-yourselfers”. Move beyond basic bicycle first aid as you learn how to properly inspect, clean and lubricate a bike and chain, adjust the drivetrain, and tune-up brakes. Cost includes the Big Blue Book of Bike Repair, a $25 value.

Registration Code = CRN 3778
Meeting dates = Mar. 3 to Mar. 3
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Chris Remy
Cost = $55
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 312 -- Kundalini Yoga Fire Series -- Apr. 7 to Jun. 9

Through a series of dynamic movements, you will gradually raise your Kundalini energy and internal heat to release body tension, clear your mind, and provide an overall feeling of strength, flexibility, and resiliency. The series is powerful but not extreme and can be performed by anyone in good physical condition.

Registration Code = CRN 3691
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to Jun. 9
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:45PM-08:15PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Grand Traverse Commons, Room #YOGA
Instructor = Elizabeth Robold
Cost = $155
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 313 -- The Wedding Dance -- Apr. 17 to Apr. 17

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

Registration Code = CRN 3671
Meeting dates = Apr. 17 to Apr. 17
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $29
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Mar. 4 to Mar. 4

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery soled shoes. Couples may enroll at a discount ($41) by calling 231-995-1700.

Registration Code = CRN 3669
Meeting dates = Mar. 4 to Mar. 4
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Apr. 24 to Apr. 24

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery soled shoes. Couples may enroll at a discount ($41) by calling 231-995-1700.

Registration Code = CRN 3670
Meeting dates = Apr. 24 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 339 -- Partner Dancing Made Easy -- Feb. 21 to Feb. 21

Become a better dancer! Tired of trying to learn complicated dance steps? Enjoy parties and weddings with user-friendly approaches to moving on the dance floor. In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you’ll learn basic moves for various kinds of music. Designed for beginners and dancers with any amount of experience. No partner necessary. Wear slippery soled shoes. Couples may enroll at a discount ($41) by calling 231-995-1700.

Registration Code = CRN 3668
Meeting dates = Feb. 21 to Feb. 21
Meeting days = Sunday
Meeting time = 05:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $25
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 376 -- Fly Fishing: Introductory Workshop -- Apr. 28 to Apr. 28

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 3780
Meeting dates = Apr. 28 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #05
Instructor = Chuck Hawkins
Cost = $75
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- Apr. 15 to May. 27

Maybe you’ve always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here’s a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slo-dancin’, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Couples may enroll at a discount ($181) by calling 231-995-1700.

Registration Code = CRN 3666
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to May. 27
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 08:00PM-09:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $95
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 392 -- Social Partner Dancing -- Apr. 15 to May. 27

Maybe you’ve always wanted to dance, already love to dance, or have a wedding or event coming up where dancing is expected. Here’s a Friday night fun answer. Learn to connect with your partner and be able to dance to any kind of music—to listen, lead, follow, to trust, and to support your partner and become a much better dancer. Explore specific dance styles including swing, jitterbug, slo-dancin’, and waltz which can be used anywhere from ballrooms to weddings to nightclubs to a romantic evening at home. For beginners and those wanting to develop the next stage of their dancing style. No partner necessary. Wear slippery-soled shoes. Couples may enroll at a discount ($181) by calling 231-995-1700.

Registration Code = CRN 3665
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to May. 27
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Michael Werth
Cost = $95
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 456 -- Noon HIIT - Interval Training -- Mar. 10 to May. 5

Do you want to burn more calories, lose more fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness by just exercising 35 minutes? High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a specialized form of interval training that involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low to moderate intensity exercise. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone offers several advantages that traditional steady-state exercise can’t provide: increases calorie burn during and after each session; and increases fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. Bring water, fitness mat and a towel.

Registration Code = CRN 3734
Meeting dates = Mar. 10 to May. 5
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 12:10PM-12:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Katie Tomczyk
Cost = $69
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 469 -- Total Barre -- Apr. 5 to May. 26

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 3702
Meeting dates = Apr. 5 to May. 26
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 471 -- Cycling (Spinning) -- Feb. 15 to Mar. 14

This indoor cycling class provides a fun and challenging cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. Cycling will enhance your speed, strength and stamina, improve your overall physical health and increase your caloric burn. Cardiovascular training such as cycling can reduce symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. This class is appropriate for beginners to advanced cyclists and will be accompanied by energizing and inspiring music. All options meet at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC).

Registration Code = CRN 3753
Meeting dates = Feb. 15 to Mar. 14
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 08:30AM-09:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Cody Sovis
Cost = $79
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 471 -- Cycling (Spinning) -- Feb. 17 to Mar. 18

This indoor cycling class provides a fun and challenging cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. Cycling will enhance your speed, strength and stamina, improve your overall physical health and increase your caloric burn. Cardiovascular training such as cycling can reduce symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. This class is appropriate for beginners to advanced cyclists and will be accompanied by energizing and inspiring music. All options meet at Yen Yoga and Fitness (332 E. Front St., TC).

Registration Code = CRN 3755
Meeting dates = Feb. 17 to Mar. 18
Meeting days = Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Wes Sovis
Cost = $139
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EEPA 474 -- Weather -- Feb. 29 to Mar. 28

Become a keen observer of the weather. Learn why weather observations only have meaning in the context of the basic principles of meteorology—the science of the atmosphere. Discover how weather systems form, behave, move, and interact with one another. Understand how major weather events develop in our area. This general weather course, taught by a United States Power Squadrons member, will benefit those sitting in their living rooms, as much as those standing behind the helm for maritime applications. Cost incudes text and materials. United States Power Squadrons course.

Registration Code = CRN 3776
Meeting dates = Feb. 29 to Mar. 28
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #101
Instructor = James McIntyre
Cost = $135
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 524 -- Advanced Bicycle Maintenance -- Mar. 10 to Mar. 17

Attention experienced riders, racers, aspiring bike mechanics, and all around enthusiasts! Take your bicycle maintenance skills to the next level in this demonstration course. Session one focuses on essential steps, tools and equipment needed replace your derailleur cables and housing and then tuning the bike up after replacing them. Session two covers drivetrain maintenance. Learn how to remove/replace your cogs, crank and chain. Bike tinkering is more fun when you know how to do it right. Optional text, The Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair, available at the EES office.

Registration Code = CRN 3779
Meeting dates = Mar. 10 to Mar. 17
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Chris Remy
Cost = $55
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 526 -- Core and More -- Mar. 8 to Apr. 28

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

Registration Code = CRN 3758
Meeting dates = Mar. 8 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 01:45PM-02:35PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Ben Kelly
Cost = $139
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 531 -- Step Aerobics -- Apr. 6 to May. 27

Jacki Sorensen’s StrongStep™ is a low-impact, high energy, maximally effective fitness class that’s fun and easy! The subtly choreographed routines have an athletic style that appeals to anyone interested in getting a head-to-toe workout. Includes resistance and core training in class along with a proper warm up and cool down. Exercise with or without a step while keeping your heart rate elevated. Bring a mat to class.

Registration Code = CRN 3517
Meeting dates = Apr. 6 to May. 27
Meeting days = Wednesday, Friday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 532 -- Evening HIIT-Interval Training -- Mar. 8 to May. 5

Too busy to workout during the day? No more excuses with this new 35-minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) starting at 5:45 pm. Leave work, work out and still be home in time for a healthy dinner at 6:45. With HIIT you burn more calories, lose more fat, and improve your cardiovascular fitness in just 35-minutes! HIIT is a specialized form of interval training that involves short periods of maximum intensity exercise separated by periods of low/moderate exercise. Briefly pushing yourself beyond the upper limit of your aerobic exercise zone offers several advantages: increases calorie burn during and after each session; and increases fat-burning potential by boosting your resting metabolism for up to 24 hours. New to HIIT?—no problem, individuals work at your own pace, each reaching your full potential. Bring water, a fitness mat and a towel.

Registration Code = CRN 3739
Meeting dates = Mar. 8 to May. 5
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-06:20PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Marcia Talicska
Cost = $125
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPA 534 -- Marine Electrical Systems -- Mar. 30 to May. 4

Gain skills and understanding of marine electrical systems. Review electricity basics as well as AC and DC electrical systems, lightning protection, and troubleshooting electrical problems. Access detailed instructions and get extensive practice on how to use a multi-meter, how to solder and crimp electrical wiring circuits, and how to read electrical wiring diagrams. This course can be used as a reference guide for anyone interested in properly maintaining their boat electrical system. Text included. United States Power Squadrons course.

Registration Code = CRN 3777
Meeting dates = Mar. 30 to May. 4
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Great Lakes; Building & Room = Great Lakes (GL), Room #101
Instructor = Bill Smethells
Cost = $129
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EEPH 242 -- Twelve O'Clock Toner -- Apr. 15 to Jun. 17

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 3761
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Jun. 17
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:50PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Kimberley Stevens
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 242 -- Twelve O'Clock Toner -- Jan. 29 to Mar. 18

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 3760
Meeting dates = Jan. 29 to Mar. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-12:50PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Kimberley Stevens
Cost = $79
EEPH 301 -- Reflexology for Life -- Feb. 25 to Feb. 25

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

Registration Code = CRN 3765
Meeting dates = Feb. 25 to Feb. 25
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #217
Instructor = Leslie Friend
Cost = $35
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 303 -- Reflexology for Life - Sequel -- Mar. 10 to Mar. 10

You have already learned that your feet are telling you something from completing the Reflexology for Life class. Now take your understanding to the next level. We will begin by reviewing the techniques learned in the first class and discuss the results we experienced. The next level is to explore the lymphatic system. Learn how to do the detoxifying process of caring for your own lymphatics. Because practice is an integral part of this learning experience, you may want to register with a friend. Wear loose fitting clothes and bring a pillow, small towel, and talcum powder.

Registration Code = CRN 3766
Meeting dates = Mar. 10 to Mar. 10
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Leslie Friend
Cost = $35
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPH 349 -- Essential Oils - How Scents Enrich -- Feb. 11 to Feb. 11

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

Registration Code = CRN 3767
Meeting dates = Feb. 11 to Feb. 11
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #217
Instructor = Leslie Friend
Cost = $49
EEPM 103 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 - Beginning -- Apr. 7 to May. 26

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

Registration Code = CRN 3769
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to May. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 03:30PM-04:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
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EEPM 127 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 - Continuing -- Apr. 7 to May. 26

Continue study of the gentle beginning 12-movement Sun Style while extending your practice with effective new movements to improve posture, balance, stability, circulation, and concentration. Reap the benefits from a program that has helped thousands of people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Pre-requisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 1 – Beginning.

Registration Code = CRN 3770
Meeting dates = Apr. 7 to May. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 04:45PM-05:45PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 128 -- Tai Chi for Arthritis 4 - Guided Practice -- Apr. 5 to May. 24

Continue Tai Chi study and practice of the 31 movements of Sun Style Tai Chi. Refine form, maximize the potential benefits and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis—Advanced.

Registration Code = CRN 3772
Meeting dates = Apr. 5 to May. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 02:30PM-03:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 134 -- Tai Chi For Arthritis 3 - Advanced -- Apr. 5 to May. 24

The nine advanced movements provide a final challenging sequel to this specifically designed program that maximizes the potential benefits of Sun Style Tai Chi. Enhance skill and improve well-being through movement, mindfulness, and breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Prerequisite: Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 – Continuing.

Registration Code = CRN 3771
Meeting dates = Apr. 5 to May. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:15PM-02:15PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Munson Community Health Center, Room #D
Instructor = Nancy Deye
Cost = $89
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or call (231) 995-1700
EEPM 138 -- Awakening Qigong -- Mar. 1 to Apr. 19

Qigong is a system of self-care and self-healing that combines slow, gentle movement with breath and intention. Easy to learn, it excels at increasing energy and reducing stress. Combine stretches, flowing movements, standing postures, and healing sounds to create a calm, unhurried and focused mind. By the end, you’ll be able to easily access feelings of peace and clarity. Leave each session feeling deeply centered in your body, mind and spirit and ready to face life. Meets at Whole Health Traverse City (1203 E. 8th St., TC).

Registration Code = CRN 3768
Meeting dates = Mar. 1 to Apr. 19
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 05:30PM-06:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Joan D'Argo
Cost = $89
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EESA 105 -- Gentle Yoga -- Apr. 5 to Jun. 21

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 3807
Meeting dates = Apr. 5 to Jun. 21
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 10:15AM-11:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Margaret Bennett
Cost = $129
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EESA 109 -- Learn to See as an Artist Sees; You'll Draw as an Artist -- Apr. 21 to May. 26

Drawing has very little to do with natural talent and everything to do with learning how to see the way an artist sees. Learn why you draw the way you do, and discover a step-by-step method that teaches accessing the right side of the brain. Yes, you can learn to draw! Bring an inexpensive 11 x 14 inch drawing pad, two pencils, and a kneaded eraser.

Registration Code = CRN 3593
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to May. 26
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 03:30PM-05:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Elizabeth Abeel
Cost = $129
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EESA 119 -- Global Issues - 2016 -- Mar. 2 to Mar. 23

Prepare to discuss the world! Go beyond the headlines of today’s issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. Topics for 2016 include Middle East, the Rise of ISIS, the Future of Kurdistan, Migration, the Koreas, the United Nations, Climate Change, Cuba and the US. The impartial materials provide thought-provoking analyses in a written guide complemented by updates and PBS video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

Registration Code = CRN 3639
Meeting dates = Mar. 2 to Mar. 23
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 03:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Fred Curow
Cost = $49
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or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 119 -- Global Issues - 2016 -- Apr. 6 to Apr. 27

Prepare to discuss the world! Go beyond the headlines of today’s issues in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions briefing books, published by the Foreign Policy Association, are the primary resource. Topics for 2016 include Middle East, the Rise of ISIS, the Future of Kurdistan, Migration, the Koreas, the United Nations, Climate Change, Cuba and the US. The impartial materials provide thought-provoking analyses in a written guide complemented by updates and PBS video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Briefing books (texts) are available in the EES office for $20. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

Registration Code = CRN 3640
Meeting dates = Apr. 6 to Apr. 27
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 03:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Fred Curow
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit -- Apr. 4 to May. 27

We have improved Forever Fit to give you more flexible times and lots of fitness options! Is it time to get serious about your health? For less than $5 an hour (best price around), we’ll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core, and flexibility activities—and our classes meet those requirements. Forever Fit’s guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Pick and choose classes from the choices shown to suit your busy life by selecting what works best for you on a given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend the days and times your schedule allows. The more you participate, the more you benefit. Class days/times subject to change as enrollment fluctuates. Winter Sessions: are 11 weeks, Jan. 11-March 24. Choose from the following options: Monday 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Yoga (Gym). Tuesday: 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Yoga (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym). Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym). 1-2 hours a week: $99 ($82 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3508. 3-4 hours a week: $139 ($116 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3509. 5-6 hours a week: $189 ($156 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3510. Spring Session: 8 weeks, April 4-May 27. Choose from the following options: Monday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (Gym), 9-10 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Tuesday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentile Pilates (Gym). Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentile Pilates (Gym). Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (Gym), 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Yoga (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym). 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3511. 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3512. 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3513. NOTE: LIFE Discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3511
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to May. 27
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = -
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #ARR
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit -- Apr. 4 to May. 27

We have improved Forever Fit to give you more flexible times and lots of fitness options! Is it time to get serious about your health? For less than $5 an hour (best price around), we’ll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core, and flexibility activities—and our classes meet those requirements. Forever Fit’s guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Pick and choose classes from the choices shown to suit your busy life by selecting what works best for you on a given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend the days and times your schedule allows. The more you participate, the more you benefit. Class days/times subject to change as enrollment fluctuates. Winter Sessions: are 11 weeks, Jan. 11-March 24. Choose from the following options: Monday 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Yoga (Gym). Tuesday: 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Yoga (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym). Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym). 1-2 hours a week: $99 ($82 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3508. 3-4 hours a week: $139 ($116 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3509. 5-6 hours a week: $189 ($156 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3510. Spring Session: 8 weeks, April 4-May 27. Choose from the following options: Monday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (Gym), 9-10 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Tuesday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentile Pilates (Gym). Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentile Pilates (Gym). Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (Gym), 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Yoga (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym). 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3511. 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3512. 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3513. NOTE: LIFE Discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3512
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to May. 27
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = -
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #ARR
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 332 -- Forever Fit -- Apr. 4 to May. 27

We have improved Forever Fit to give you more flexible times and lots of fitness options! Is it time to get serious about your health? For less than $5 an hour (best price around), we’ll help you achieve your fitness goals. The American Council on Exercise recommends some form of physical activity daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Over the course of a week, activity should include aerobics, resistance training, core, and flexibility activities—and our classes meet those requirements. Forever Fit’s guided classes offer lots of options to fit your interests and schedule. Pick and choose classes from the choices shown to suit your busy life by selecting what works best for you on a given day. Sign up for the number of hours per week you wish to participate in class, and then attend the days and times your schedule allows. The more you participate, the more you benefit. Class days/times subject to change as enrollment fluctuates. Winter Sessions: are 11 weeks, Jan. 11-March 24. Choose from the following options: Monday 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Yoga (Gym). Tuesday: 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Yoga (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym). Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym). 1-2 hours a week: $99 ($82 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3508. 3-4 hours a week: $139 ($116 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3509. 5-6 hours a week: $189 ($156 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3510. Spring Session: 8 weeks, April 4-May 27. Choose from the following options: Monday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (Gym), 9-10 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Tuesday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentile Pilates (Gym). Wednesday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Aerobic Dance (Gym). Thursday: 8-9 a.m.: Total Barre (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Gentile Pilates (Gym). Friday: 5-6 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Weight Strengthening (PE 206), 8-9 a.m.: Fitness Ball (Gym), 9-10 a.m.: Gentle Yoga (PE 120), 9-10 a.m.: Step Aerobics (Gym). 1-2 hours a week: $89 ($75 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3511. 3-4 hours a week: $129 ($108 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3512. 5-6 hours a week: $179 ($148 with LIFE Discount) use CRN: 3513. NOTE: LIFE Discount is not available if registering online.

Registration Code = CRN 3513
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to May. 27
Meeting days = Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting time = -
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #ARR
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $179
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 473 -- Mah Jongg Madness -- Apr. 4 to Apr. 25

Are you looking for a new mental challenge? Learn the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg—a game of skill coupled with wit and fortune. Examine a brief history of the game, the tiles and card used, and rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. Experience actual playing time to apply what you learn. Mastery of the game takes practice and patience, but your effort will be repaid many times over by the enjoyment derived.

Registration Code = CRN 3589
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to Apr. 25
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Peggy Rod
Cost = $69
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 481 -- Genealogy Workshop -- Mar. 4 to Mar. 4

Exploring your family tree is often not easy. This one-day workshop offers basic tools and techniques to get you started on this priceless legacy for your family. Today’s Internet resources have opened many doors into the past that will help you get past those frustrating “brick walls” you are likely to encounter. A demonstration of some inexpensive genealogical software will show how to enter records, cite sources, add photographs, and write notes about specific ancestors. You are welcome to bring documentation or research you are already working on. Bring a sack lunch.

Registration Code = CRN 3464
Meeting dates = Mar. 4 to Mar. 4
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #08
Instructor = Tina Fields
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 506 -- Birding by Ear -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 16

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 to listen and look for returning spring migrants. This course qualifies towards the Naturalist Certificate. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. The morning field trip details and carpooling will be arranged at the first session. The field trip on Sat., April 16, 8-10:30 a.m. meets in Emprie at the NPS Headquarters (directions provided in first class).

Registration Code = CRN 3610
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 16
Meeting days = Friday, Saturday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Alice Van Zoeren
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 564 -- Birding by Ear - A Sequel -- May. 6 to May. 7

Once you’ve been introduced to over a dozen local birds in the previous class, you’re ready to fly a little further. Increase your birding skills by learning to identify more birds by behaviors, sight, and song through a media-enhanced classroom session and field trip. The classroom portion prepares you for a Leelanau County outdoor morning birding experience to apply what you’ve learned (bring binoculars and dress for the weather). The morning field trip details and carpools will be arranged at the first session. The field trip on Sat., May 7 is 8-10:30 a.m.

Registration Code = CRN 3612
Meeting dates = May. 6 to May. 7
Meeting days = Friday, Saturday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #212
Instructor = Alice Van Zoeren
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 569 -- Gentle Pilates -- Apr. 5 to May. 26

Exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joint. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. STOTT Pilates incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. Results include improved flexibility, mobility and core strength and overall well-being. Bring a mat.

Registration Code = CRN 3726
Meeting dates = Apr. 5 to May. 26
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-10:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Margaret Quinn
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 584 -- Meeting Jesus in His Jewish Context -- Feb. 16 to Mar. 1

Join Rabbi Chava Bahle as she shares thoughts on the Jewish context of Jesus. Explore why knowing this can help to deepen your understanding of the ministry of Jesus. By looking at Jewish approaches to God, sacred text, and cosmology, you will discover how Jesus taught and why his message was both timely and timeless.

Registration Code = CRN 3596
Meeting dates = Feb. 16 to Mar. 1
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 03:00PM-05:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215
Instructor = Chava Bahle
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 590 -- Lifelong Learning Campus Day - (no lunch) -- May. 13 to May. 13

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. When registering, be sure to choose which sessions you would like to attend. Sessions are posted at www.nmc.edu/ees, under 'Events', or you may call (231) 995-1700 to have the sessions mailed. $25, bring your own lunch use CRN 3569. $35 includes lunch use CRN 3568.

Registration Code = CRN 3569
Meeting dates = May. 13 to May. 13
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $25
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 591 -- Lifelong Learning Campus Day - (with lunch) -- May. 13 to May. 13

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. When registering, be sure to choose which sessions you would like to attend. Sessions are posted at www.nmc.edu/ees, under 'Events', or you may call (231) 995-1700 to have the sessions mailed. $35 includes lunch use CRN 3568. $25 bring your own lunch use CRN 3569.

Registration Code = CRN 3568
Meeting dates = May. 13 to May. 13
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 09:45AM-02:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 613 -- Environmental Studies - A Northern Michigan Overview -- Apr. 4 to Apr. 11

How is the environment in Northern Michigan Changing? What are the most pressing ecological issues facing our region? Explore issues pertinent to our forests, wetlands, the Great Lakes, and the human population. Sessions cover natural history, regional ecology, environmental management and sustainability. Gain a stronger sense of place, new insights, and practical knowledge in this up-to-date overview. The course is open to all and is a core course in the Naturalist Certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 3607
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to Apr. 11
Meeting days = Monday, Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #218
Instructor = Liana May
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 627 -- Easy Meditation -- Feb. 4 to Feb. 25

Studies have shown that meditation has significant benefits on brain health and function. Regular practice of meditation can improve concentration, reduce stress, and increase productivity. Discover an easy meditation method, which can be performed almost anywhere without adopting any physical postures. You’ll practice concentrating, focusing, and stilling the mind by using a simple technique that can be accomplished by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Be ready to face your days with increased mental clarity and enhanced whole body well-being.

Registration Code = CRN 3763
Meeting dates = Feb. 4 to Feb. 25
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 02:00PM-03:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #06
Instructor = Claire Crandell-Koski
Cost = $49
Call (231) 995-1700 to register
EESA 639 -- From Takeoff to Landing - Travel Planning -- Feb. 18 to Feb. 18

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 3578
Meeting dates = Feb. 18 to Feb. 18
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #205
Instructor = Elizabeth Williams
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 670 -- Understanding Northern Michigan Rivers -- Apr. 12 to Apr. 26

While our bays and the Great Lakes define the region, these bodies of fresh water depend upon a complex system of rivers and streams to supply them. Gain important understanding of the vital role that rivers play in maintaining water quality. Explore the riparian environment as you learn about stream ecology, sampling methodology and testing protocols in the classroom. Then put your newly acquired skills to work as you participate in a stream-side sampling expedition led by our expert instructor. We end by analyzing the collected data and the story it tells. The course qualifies as credit toward the Naturalist Program certificate. The field trip on April 26 is noon-5 p.m.

Registration Code = CRN 3605
Meeting dates = Apr. 12 to Apr. 26
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #213
Instructor = Colleen Masterson-Bzdok
Cost = $99
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 697 -- Life Story Writing Bootcamp -- Feb. 19 to Feb. 20

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, examples, and prompts, you’ll begin to capture some of the extraordinary and everyday pieces of your life in story form. Discover tips about style, context, and making your writing interesting and convincing. Leave with a list of story ideas and at least two stories completed or well underway. If you’ve been wanting to get started writing but haven’t had the time, this will get you going. Bring a writing notebook to class. Includes a box lunch.

Registration Code = CRN 3594
Meeting dates = Feb. 19 to Feb. 20
Meeting days = Friday, Saturday
Meeting time = 09:30AM-03:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #219
Instructor = Joan Sheard
Cost = $129
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 750 -- Fitness Ball -- Apr. 4 to May. 27

Are you noticing that your balance is challenged? Integrating the principles of pilates while using a large fitness ball is a perfect way to increase your body’s awareness in space while working in three dimensions. Increase your balance strength, stabilization, and endurance. Bring a fitness mat.

Registration Code = CRN 3697
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to May. 27
Meeting days = Monday, Friday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-09:00AM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #100
Instructor = Dorothy Eisenstein
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 783 -- Miller Creek Snowshoe Adventure -- Feb. 10 to Feb. 10

Get off the couch for a morning of meaningful exploration and hearty exercise. Following a brief discussion, head to the woods to discover the easy-access nature reserve and enjoy the company of like-minded people. Your 1.6 mile trek brings you close to the geologic shoreline of Lake Algonquin where you will learn a bit of history. Meet at the trailhead behind Aldi Food Market (3123 South Airport Dr., TC). Bring your own snowshoes. The course qualifies as credit toward the Naturalist Program certificate.

Registration Code = CRN 3603
Meeting dates = Feb. 10 to Feb. 10
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-11:30AM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Jerry Sura
Cost = $20
EESA 796 -- LIFE Lunch: Legends of Traverse City Take II -- Mar. 18 to Mar. 18

You know the typical history of Traverse City–Perry Hannah as the “Father of Traverse City” and Captain Boardman purchasing the land for the town. But there are many tales and legends that helped shape our city. Join Maddie Lundy, former Executive Director of the Traverse City History Center, as she guides us through a history of interesting facts and stories of the well-known and lessor known residents that made Traverse City what it is today. This is an updated/revised version of a prior LIFE Luncheon, Legends of Traverse City. This program features different people and some added topics of the Grand Traverse Region. $19 with buffet use CRN: 3559. $10 without lunch use CRN: 3561.

Registration Code = CRN 3561
Meeting dates = Mar. 18 to Mar. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215/217
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $10
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 796 -- LIFE Lunch: Legends of Traverse City Take II -- Mar. 18 to Mar. 18

You know the typical history of Traverse City–Perry Hannah as the “Father of Traverse City” and Captain Boardman purchasing the land for the town. But there are many tales and legends that helped shape our city. Join Maddie Lundy, former Executive Director of the Traverse City History Center, as she guides us through a history of interesting facts and stories of the well-known and lessor known residents that made Traverse City what it is today. This is an updated/revised version of a prior LIFE Luncheon, Legends of Traverse City. This program features different people and some added topics of the Grand Traverse Region. $19 with buffet use CRN: 3559. $10 without lunch use CRN: 3561.

Registration Code = CRN 3559
Meeting dates = Mar. 18 to Mar. 18
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215/217
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $19
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 822 -- Power Foods for the Brain -- Apr. 28 to Apr. 28

Could breakfast or lunch be harming your memory? Are you missing out on the foods that could prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Everyone knows good nutrition supports overall health, but few realize that certain foods—power foods—can protect your brain and optimize its function, and even dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Discover and taste some of the best foods for cognitive function in this demonstration class.

Registration Code = CRN 3580
Meeting dates = Apr. 28 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #204
Instructor = Sherry Davis
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 827 -- Discover Area Hikes - 2nd Edition -- Apr. 13 to Jun. 8

Discover and enjoy the aesthetics of hiking. With a myriad of trails in our area, choosing which paths to explore is difficult. Sign up for 5 hikes or all 9 in this fun series which varies from easy/moderate to difficult. Dress for the weather and for walking. Hikes go rain or shine with the exception being the presence of thunder and lightning. First hike (April 13) is a moderate level with sidewalks and meadows/forest paths and meets at Silver Lake Recreation Area parking lot, 1785 N. East Silver Lake Road (1/2 mile off of West Silver Lake Rd.). Details for others hikes will be provided (or they can be emailed). Hike locations: • April 13 – Silver Lake Recreation (easy) • April 20 – Maple Bay (moderate) • April 27– Brown Bridge (difficult) • May 4 – Ransom Lake (difficult) • May 11 – Sand Lakes (easy) • May 18 – Pyatt Lake (easy) • May 25 – Halliday-BlackHurst/Mayfield Pond (moderate) • June 1 – Lone Pine/Oleson Bridge/Keystone Rapids (moderate) • June 8 – Interlochen Music Camp/Duck Lake (easy) Select any 5 Wednesday hikes for $55 use CRN: 3579. Attend all 9 Wednesday hikes for $89 use CRN: 3581

Registration Code = CRN 3579
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Jun. 8
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-12:30PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $55
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 827 -- Discover Area Hikes - 2nd Edition -- Apr. 13 to Jun. 8

Discover and enjoy the aesthetics of hiking. With a myriad of trails in our area, choosing which paths to explore is difficult. Sign up for 5 hikes or all 9 in this fun series which varies from easy/moderate to difficult. Dress for the weather and for walking. Hikes go rain or shine with the exception being the presence of thunder and lightning. First hike (April 13) is a moderate level with sidewalks and meadows/forest paths and meets at Silver Lake Recreation Area parking lot, 1785 N. East Silver Lake Road (1/2 mile off of West Silver Lake Rd.). Details for others hikes will be provided (or they can be emailed). Hike locations: • April 13 – Silver Lake Recreation (easy) • April 20 – Maple Bay (moderate) • April 27– Brown Bridge (difficult) • May 4 – Ransom Lake (difficult) • May 11 – Sand Lakes (easy) • May 18 – Pyatt Lake (easy) • May 25 – Halliday-BlackHurst/Mayfield Pond (moderate) • June 1 – Lone Pine/Oleson Bridge/Keystone Rapids (moderate) • June 8 – Interlochen Music Camp/Duck Lake (easy) Select any 5 Wednesday hikes for $55 use CRN: 3579. Attend all 9 Wednesday hikes for $89 use CRN: 3581

Registration Code = CRN 3581
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Jun. 8
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-12:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 830 -- The Bill Clinton Years -- Feb. 9 to Feb. 9

As a member of Bill Clinton’s National Security Council, Jack provides a first-hand view of how economic cooperation took center stage at the White House, how Clinton guided Yeltsin toward freeing Russia’s economy (at least for a while) and how Clinton’s commitment to free trade influenced a range of decisions. In the Balkans, ethnic cleansing left a bitter legacy that Clinton still defines as “his biggest regret.” Elsewhere in Europe, Jack was “at the table” for debates about expanding NATO and responding to Russia’s sudden economic collapse…a rare chance to discuss with an insider how policy was made.

Registration Code = CRN 3606
Meeting dates = Feb. 9 to Feb. 9
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #207
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
EESA 831 -- The George W. Bush Years -- Feb. 23 to Feb. 23

By the time “W” had won the election, Jack was a senior political advisor to the NATO operational Commander. When 9/11 struck, everything changed. Jack became a frequent participant in war planning against the Taliban and in the raging debates about what to do next in Afghanistan. He provides an insider’s perspective on events that still continue to plague our policy-makers.

Registration Code = CRN 3609
Meeting dates = Feb. 23 to Feb. 23
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #207
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 832 -- Barack Obama to Date -- Mar. 8 to Mar. 8

Jack leads what will certainly be a lively debate about President Obama’s (and Hillary Clinton’s) stewardship of our nation’s interests. Putin, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Libya, China – pick your poison; this discussion will provide a fascinating finale for a unique series.

Registration Code = CRN 3611
Meeting dates = Mar. 8 to Mar. 8
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #207
Instructor = Jack Segal
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 833 -- Social Capital - The Key to a Good Society -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

Do you know what social capital is? When a group of neighbors informally keep an eye on one another’s homes, that’s social capital in action! Most of us are familiar with the idea of financial capital, but social capital is less known and appreciated, yet, it is the critical basis for a successful society. Such societies are not only better collectively, but they are better for individuals living in them. This course will describe and discuss the elements of social capital, whether friendship networks, neighborhoods, churches, schools, or even bridge clubs and will assess its role in contemporary American life.

Registration Code = CRN 3637
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:30PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Phillip Mikesell
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 834 -- The Future of Work in America -- Apr. 28 to Apr. 28

In recent years, economists and others have noted that automation and artificial intelligence are expanding at an accelerating rate that threatens to destroy jobs faster than new ones can be created. The more alarming scenarios see employment opportunities falling permanently below the supply of willing workers. In this course, you will review the recent literature on the issue and we’ll discuss possible responses to the rapidly evolving circumstances.

Registration Code = CRN 3638
Meeting dates = Apr. 28 to Apr. 28
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:30PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #209
Instructor = Phillip Mikesell
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 835 -- Back to Bach and More! -- Feb. 4 to Feb. 11

Join Dave Parrish and Lyn Salathiel for a return visit to the splendor and magnificence of the Baroque era, which lasted from 1600 to 1750. We will explore selected examples of art, music, literature and architecture that were not covered in “Going for Baroque” in 2011. Our visit features exciting and engaging works of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Bernini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Artemesia Gentiteschi, Locke, Milton, Newton and many others from the High Baroque, and will even include a surprise visit from the Classical era master, Franz Joseph Haydn.

Registration Code = CRN 3565
Meeting dates = Feb. 4 to Feb. 11
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #05
Instructor = David Parrish
Cost = $59
EESA 836 -- LIFE Lunch: 2 Women, 2 Years, 1 Boat -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

Come and learn what happens when a pair of 23-year-old best friends tackle the Great Loop on a boat, which is a decade older than they are, with a dog and a cat as their crew. The circumnavigation of Eastern North America by water is known as the Great Loop. What they found was a profound personal journey filled with wonderful people and inspiring experiences during this 2-year trip. Jessie Zevalkink will tell you firsthand about the adventures of “KATIEANDJESSIEONABOAT.” Their story even made it into Sailing Magazine, to which they wrote “this write up meant the world to us, I think our lives are complete after making it into Sailing Mag.” $19 with buffet use CRN: 3562. $10 without lunch use CRN: 3566.

Registration Code = CRN 3566
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215/217
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $10
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 836 -- LIFE Lunch: 2 Women, 2 Years, 1 Boat -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

Come and learn what happens when a pair of 23-year-old best friends tackle the Great Loop on a boat, which is a decade older than they are, with a dog and a cat as their crew. The circumnavigation of Eastern North America by water is known as the Great Loop. What they found was a profound personal journey filled with wonderful people and inspiring experiences during this 2-year trip. Jessie Zevalkink will tell you firsthand about the adventures of “KATIEANDJESSIEONABOAT.” Their story even made it into Sailing Magazine, to which they wrote “this write up meant the world to us, I think our lives are complete after making it into Sailing Mag.” $19 with buffet use CRN: 3562. $10 without lunch use CRN: 3566.

Registration Code = CRN 3562
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215/217
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $19
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 838 -- Opera Notes: Puccini's Lovelorn Ladies -- Mar. 4 to Mar. 4

These opera briefings will help you get even more out of the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage, enriching the opera experience for newcomers as well as experienced attendees. Purchase your own opera tickets directly from State Theatre. Are Puccini’s glorious love songs, sung by star tenor Jonas Kaufmann, enough for Kristine Opolais’ Manon Lescaut? (Performance is March 5.) Will Patricia Racette’s Butterfly find happiness with Roberto Alagna’s Pinkerton in this staging by movie director Minghella (English Patient)? Madama Butterfly is performed April 2.

Registration Code = CRN 3572
Meeting dates = Mar. 4 to Mar. 4
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Margaret Schaal
Cost = $20
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 839 -- Opera Notes: April's Vengeful Virgins -- Apr. 15 to Apr. 15

These opera briefings will help you get even more out of the wonderful New York Metropolitan Opera HD simulcasts at the State Theatre. Through story, song, and video, become familiar with the tales on and off stage, enriching the opera experience for newcomers as well as experienced attendees. Purchase your own opera tickets directly from State Theatre. Can royal favorite Roberto Devereux (performed April 16) talk Queen Elizabeth out of revenge if he has committed treason and loves another? How will Elektra (performance is April 30) avenge her father’s murder? Radvanovsky’s three Donizetti queens in a season and Nina Stemme’s Elektra (Strauss) show strong wronged women worth studying.

Registration Code = CRN 3573
Meeting dates = Apr. 15 to Apr. 15
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = Margaret Schaal
Cost = $20
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 840 -- Discover Area Hikes - 3rd Edition -- Apr. 12 to May. 31

This course is also offered on Wednesdays - see course EESA827. How much do you know about the hiking trails that surround us? Just finding them is an experience, let alone hiking them with their twists and turns. This kind of movement is now called “eco hiking”—allowing nature to inspire us while receiving the benefits of moving our bodies. Sign up for 4 hikes or 8 hikes varying from easy/moderate to difficult. We walk in rain or shine (if lightning, class will be cancelled). First hiking class meets at the GT Conservancy/Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Rd., a moderate level hike due to the myriad of stairs and boardwalks. Details for others hikes will be provided (or they can be emailed). Hike locations: • April 12 – Sabin/Beaver/Boardman Pond Trails (moderate) • April 19 – Old Mission Point Park (easy) • April 26 – Lake Ann Pathway (difficult) • May 3 – VASA 5K (easy) • May 10 – High Banks Rollaways (moderate) • May 17 – DeYoung Natural Area/TART Trail (easy) • May 24 – Lost Lake (difficult) • May 31 – Timbers (easy) Select any 4 Tuesday hikes for $45 use CRN:3584. Attend all 8 Tuesday hikes for $79 use CRN: 3599

Registration Code = CRN 3599
Meeting dates = Apr. 12 to May. 31
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-12:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $79
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 840 -- Discover Area Hikes - 3rd Edition -- Apr. 12 to May. 31

This course is also offered on Wednesdays - see course EESA827. How much do you know about the hiking trails that surround us? Just finding them is an experience, let alone hiking them with their twists and turns. This kind of movement is now called “eco hiking”—allowing nature to inspire us while receiving the benefits of moving our bodies. Sign up for 4 hikes or 8 hikes varying from easy/moderate to difficult. We walk in rain or shine (if lightning, class will be cancelled). First hiking class meets at the GT Conservancy/Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Rd., a moderate level hike due to the myriad of stairs and boardwalks. Details for others hikes will be provided (or they can be emailed). Hike locations: • April 12 – Sabin/Beaver/Boardman Pond Trails (moderate) • April 19 – Old Mission Point Park (easy) • April 26 – Lake Ann Pathway (difficult) • May 3 – VASA 5K (easy) • May 10 – High Banks Rollaways (moderate) • May 17 – DeYoung Natural Area/TART Trail (easy) • May 24 – Lost Lake (difficult) • May 31 – Timbers (easy) Select any 4 Tuesday hikes for $45 use CRN:3584. Attend all 8 Tuesday hikes for $79 use CRN: 3599

Registration Code = CRN 3584
Meeting dates = Apr. 12 to May. 31
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 11:00AM-12:30PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Arranged, Room #ARR
Instructor = Gloria Halligan
Cost = $45
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 841 -- The Trojan War, The Odyssey and Mythology -- Apr. 27 to May. 11

Did you ever wonder about the lady whose “face launched a thousand ships?” Or the meaning of “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts?” Or how the prehistoric war between the ancient Greeks and Trojans became immortalized in the epic Greek poems known as the Iliad and the Odyssey? How about expressions like “Herculean task” and “Achilles heel?” Together, we will venture into the world of the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology and how they influenced the world of mortals, both heroes and villains, to forever shape the Western mind.

Registration Code = CRN 3613
Meeting dates = Apr. 27 to May. 11
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 02:00PM-04:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #216
Instructor = Marilyn McCormick
Cost = $65
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 842 -- A Cultural Immersion: Viva Cuba! -- Feb. 17 to Mar. 2

Experience Cuba’s heritage and traditions by immersing yourself in one of the world’s most intriguing cultures. Essentially closed to the US for over five decades, relations with Cuba have expanded dramatically during the past year. Enhance your understanding of the historical connection between Cuba and the rest of the world, learn the basics of the Spanish language and get a glimpse of Cuban culture. The last session takes place in NMC’s teaching kitchen where your sense of smell and taste come alive. Discover the aromatic spices through a cooking demonstration and sampling of home-style Cuban food. March 2 class meets in Oleson Center Rm. 129. Instructors: Jim Bensley, Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth, and Cheryl Janz.

Registration Code = CRN 3560
Meeting dates = Feb. 17 to Mar. 2
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-03:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #214
Instructor = James Bensley
Cost = $75
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 843 -- LIFE Lunch: Turikey, the Real Turkey -- Feb. 19 to Feb. 19

Explore Türkiye (the Country of Turkey) with NMC international student Volkan Yildirim, who was born and raised in Turkey. Volkan will enlighten you with a tour of Turkish culture, food, fashion, recreation, religion, gender issues and politics from someone who has lived it, not just visited the country. He will discuss his journey to the United States, along with his required journey back to Turkey to serve compulsory military service for all male citizens 20-41 years of age. $19 with buffet use CRN: 3556. $10 without lunch use CRN: 3557.

Registration Code = CRN 3556
Meeting dates = Feb. 19 to Feb. 19
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215/217
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $19
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 843 -- LIFE Lunch: Turikey, the Real Turkey -- Feb. 19 to Feb. 19

Explore Türkiye (the Country of Turkey) with NMC international student Volkan Yildirim, who was born and raised in Turkey. Volkan will enlighten you with a tour of Turkish culture, food, fashion, recreation, religion, gender issues and politics from someone who has lived it, not just visited the country. He will discuss his journey to the United States, along with his required journey back to Turkey to serve compulsory military service for all male citizens 20-41 years of age. $19 with buffet use CRN: 3556. $10 without lunch use CRN: 3557.

Registration Code = CRN 3557
Meeting dates = Feb. 19 to Feb. 19
Meeting days = Friday
Meeting time = 12:00PM-01:30PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #215/217
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $10
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 845 -- LIFE Academy on the Road -- Around the World -- Feb. 1 to Feb. 1

Take a break from Old Man Winter and join Chris Doyal, award-winning photographer, for a photographic tour of warmer destinations above and below the water: rice fields and Nemo in Bali, Indonesia; sharks and colorful soft corals in Fiji; and tiny critters in the Philippines. Space is limited and registration is required. Spaghetti dinner available for $3 paid at the door. Meet at Hope Village (4354 Mt. Hope Rd., Acme). Presentation is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Offered in collaboration with the GTCOA Senior Center who is partially underwriting the $29 cost of this class.

Registration Code = CRN 3571
Meeting dates = Feb. 1 to Feb. 1
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-07:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Robert Doyal
Cost = $0
EESA 846 -- LIFE Academy on the Road -- Breakfast: A Reason to Wake Up! -- Mar. 16 to Mar. 16

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Learn simple techniques to pack a powerful breakfast punch. Watch personal Chef Cheryl Janz, as she prepares a sautéed omelet lasagna. Get tips on how to “sneak” in the nutrients you need for the day. Sample her baked creation and leave with tasty and healthy ideas and recipes to try at home. Space is limited and registration is required. Lunch is available prior to the demonstration at noon for a small fee paid at the door. March 16 meets at The Rock (115 E Blair St., Kingsley). April 21 meets at Golden Fellowship Hall (9700 Riley Rd., Interlochen). Presentation is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Offered in collaboration with the GTCOA Senior Center who is partially underwriting the $29 cost of this class.

Registration Code = CRN 3575
Meeting dates = Mar. 16 to Mar. 16
Meeting days = Wednesday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESA 846 -- LIFE Academy on the Road -- Breakfast: A Reason to Wake Up! -- Apr. 21 to Apr. 21

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Learn simple techniques to pack a powerful breakfast punch. Watch personal Chef Cheryl Janz, as she prepares a sautéed omelet lasagna. Get tips on how to “sneak” in the nutrients you need for the day. Sample her baked creation and leave with tasty and healthy ideas and recipes to try at home. Space is limited and registration is required. Lunch is available prior to the demonstration at noon for a small fee paid at the door. March 16 meets at The Rock (115 E Blair St., Kingsley). April 21 meets at Golden Fellowship Hall (9700 Riley Rd., Interlochen). Presentation is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Offered in collaboration with the GTCOA Senior Center who is partially underwriting the $29 cost of this class.

Registration Code = CRN 3577
Meeting dates = Apr. 21 to Apr. 21
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-02:00PM
Location = Other; Building & Room = Arranged
Instructor = Cheryl Janz
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 104 -- Bookkeeping for Small Business -- Mar. 8 to Mar. 17

Learn basic accounting principles for record keeping, terminology, and how to prepare financial statements. Discover how to summarize the activities of a business through journal entries and understand how these activities lead to the preparation of income statements and balance sheets. This class is helpful prior to learning accounting software like QuickBooks or Quicken. Required text, “Bookkeeping Made Simple”, is available at NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

Registration Code = CRN 3531
Meeting dates = Mar. 8 to Mar. 17
Meeting days = Tuesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #218
Instructor = James Bertoldi
Cost = $89
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 142 -- Practical Marketing Strategies -- Mar. 12 to Mar. 12

Calling all entrepreneurs, retail or non-profit service providers that are looking to develop a marketing plan but are overwhelmed by the choices. Join Rachel North, Marketing Director for Traverse Magazine as she provides free or low-cost marketing options including ads, press releases and emails. Learn about free and easy blog options and how to photograph your key products or services. Find out how to efficiently collect email addresses and discover inexpensive ways to promote and sell online. Spend this time getting through the research step and move right into taking action. Bring something to eat for a working lunch.

Registration Code = CRN 3527
Meeting dates = Mar. 12 to Mar. 12
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 10:00AM-02:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #101
Instructor = Rachel North
Cost = $59
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 143 -- Trade and Craft Show Selling -- Apr. 26 to Apr. 26

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 3528
Meeting dates = Apr. 26 to Apr. 26
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #224
Instructor = Rachel North
Cost = $39
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 151 -- Starting a Business Workshop -- Mar. 1 to Mar. 1

Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This introductory session, delivered in a fast-paced workshop format by Walt Muellenhagen, a Certified Small Business Consultant, helps you assess your ability to lead and mange a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started. The $39 cost of this class is entirely underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Registration is required.

Registration Code = CRN 3524
Meeting dates = Mar. 1 to Mar. 1
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #224
Instructor = Walter Muellenhagen
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EESB 151 -- Starting a Business Workshop -- Apr. 12 to Apr. 12

Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This introductory session, delivered in a fast-paced workshop format by Walt Muellenhagen, a Certified Small Business Consultant, helps you assess your ability to lead and mange a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started. The $39 cost of this class is entirely underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Registration is required.

Registration Code = CRN 3525
Meeting dates = Apr. 12 to Apr. 12
Meeting days = Tuesday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #224
Instructor = Walter Muellenhagen
Cost = $0
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 188 -- Solar and Energy Storage -- Mar. 7 to Mar. 7

Discover how solar power combined with new energy storage technology are drastically changing the way we get our power. Companies like Tesla Motors and Solar City are moving toward a new energy future where the sun charges batteries and the batteries run both the home and the cars. Examine the technology that enables this power revolution and understand the parts and components that make them work.

Registration Code = CRN 3552
Meeting dates = Mar. 7 to Mar. 7
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:30PM-08:30PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Parsons Stulen Building (PS), Room #220
Instructor = Ced Currin
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 189 -- Solar Site Assessment -- Feb. 15 to Mar. 13

This project-based course provides essential knowledge and skills for residential solar site assessment. You will evaluate a potential solar PV site as you learn to: conduct a load assessment, evaluate energy efficiency, and build a site profile. You’ll evaluate shading, gather site data, determine system location, and 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.

Registration Code = CRN 3554
Meeting dates = Feb. 15 to Mar. 13
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = University Center (UC)
Instructor = . Staff
Cost = $270
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEVE 191 -- Intro to Solar Electric Power -- Feb. 25 to Feb. 25

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 3553
Meeting dates = Feb. 25 to Feb. 25
Meeting days = Thursday
Meeting time = 08:00AM-05:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #101
Instructor = William Queen
Cost = $125
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEVS 119 -- MIOSHA 10-hour Construction Safety Course -- Apr. 13 to Apr. 14

Review regulations for the construction industry in this 10-hour program focused on MIOSHA regulations. Detailed information is presented to enable you to develop an accident prevention plan as required by Rule 114 of MIOSHA Construction Safety Standard Part 1, General Rules. Gain insight to MIOSHA inspection procedures while developing understanding of the most frequently cited MIOSHA violations. Emphasis is placed on recognizing hazards and describing safe work practices to eliminate or control those hazards. Approved for Residential Builders Pre-Licensure Safety Training Requirements. Participants will receive both MIOSHA and OSHA 10-hour cards upon successful completion of the class (about 30 days after completion). Check in at 8:30 a.m.

Registration Code = CRN 3555
Meeting dates = Apr. 13 to Apr. 14
Meeting days = Wednesday, Thursday
Meeting time = 09:00AM-04:00PM
Location = Aero Park; Building & Room = Aero Park Laboratories (AL), Room #101
Instructor = Paul Griggs
Cost = $185
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 930 -- Twirling Threes: Pre-Ballet (Ages 3-4) -- Apr. 4 to Apr. 25

Is your child all about moving? Why not introduce her/him to plies, tendus and leaps? Now is the perfect time for your little one to explore the creative movements of ballet. Learning basic barre exercises and fun floor games, your tiny dancer will enjoy exploring rhythm and body movement. Take-home ribbon wand is included.

Registration Code = CRN 3798
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to Apr. 25
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:15PM-05:45PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Hillary Voight
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 937 -- SAT Test Preparation for New SAT (for high school sophomores & juniors) -- Feb. 29 to Apr. 4

If you plan to take the SAT® in March of 2016 or beyond, you are in for a surprise! The College Board has revamped the test and Michigan has made the SAT mandatory for all Juniors. There are many options for test prep, but which is the right one? Trust NMC to provide you with the information you need to succeed. Become familiar with the new test, get lots of practice, build your confidence, and reduce test anxiety. This course helps you prepare for the new test format. You’ll begin by taking an authentic, full length College Board SAT® test and receive feedback identifying specific areas to focus on. Then, with the help of our instructor, evaluate your strengths and get guidance on where improvement can be made. For best results, it is recommended to take this course early, several months before taking the exam. Registration for the course does not include registration for the SAT test. Scoring well on the SAT creates scholarship opportunities and increases the likelihood of admittance to the college of your choice.

Registration Code = CRN 3799
Meeting dates = Feb. 29 to Apr. 4
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = University Center; Building & Room = University Center (UC), Room #05
Instructor = Katherine Fairman
Cost = $275
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 939 -- Monster Sew Up (Grades 4-8) -- Feb. 27 to Feb. 27

Learn to sew with a purpose. Spend a Saturday afternoon creating a monster—scary, funny, or whimsical—it’s totally up to you. You’ll choose your fabrics, then learn how to use a sewing machine to design a super cute, softie personalized by you. The final step is to stuff your buddy using a sewing machine and hand-sewing techniques. While helpful, no previous sewing experience is required. All supplies and materials are provided. Younger students are welcome if they have taken a College for Kids sewing class.

Registration Code = CRN 3802
Meeting dates = Feb. 27 to Feb. 27
Meeting days = Saturday
Meeting time = 01:00PM-04:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Oleson Center (OC), Room #A/B
Instructor = Kristi Wodek
Cost = $49
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EEYP 940 -- Pre-K Ballet (Ages 4-5) -- Apr. 4 to Apr. 25

Do you have a little one who is constantly waltzing about the house? Open their eyes and hearts to the world of ballet. From learning proper ballerina etiquette to terminology to technique to performance ready, your child will get a full introduction to ballet.

Registration Code = CRN 3801
Meeting dates = Apr. 4 to Apr. 25
Meeting days = Monday
Meeting time = 05:45PM-06:15PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #120
Instructor = Hillary Voight
Cost = $35
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EHF 118A -- Bikram Yoga -- Mar. 2 to Apr. 30

Now is the time to treat yourself to a holistic yoga experience. Bikram Yoga is not only an excellent workout but in only 90 minutes it detoxifies the body. It also helps still the mind by emphasizing meditation, and the importance of being present in your life. The original Hot Yoga, 105 degrees, 26 poses and two breathing exercises. This class meets for 90 minutes, three times per week for 7.5 weeks on a flexible schedule. There are 26 class meeting times throughout the week, all with supportive, passionate and professionally trained yoga teachers. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekends. Call (231) 392-4798 for details. Pre-requisite: good heart health; participants should not be pregnant. Mandatory orientations are required for new and returning Bikram Yoga students. Orientation is Wed., Jan. 13 for the class that begins Jan. 13; orientation is Wed., March 2 for the class that begins March 2; 3 p.m. at Bikram Yoga Studio (845 S. Garfield Ave., next to Agave Restaurant) This course may also be taken for credit.

Registration Code = CRN 3388
Meeting dates = Mar. 2 to Apr. 30
Meeting days =
Meeting time =
Location = Other; Building & Room = Bikram Yoga Studio, Room #STUDIO
Instructor = Brandon Kietzman
Cost = $214
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
EOUT 132 -- Rock Climbing -- Apr. 19 to Apr. 24

In this high-participation course, climbing techniques, belaying, and safety practices of class-five climbing are introduced. You should be reasonably fit and without current exercise-limiting injuries. For this course you will need your NMC ID and Password before the orientation (available through NMC Helpdesk, 231-995-3020). May also be taken for academic credit. Call 995-1198 for course details.

Registration Code = CRN 3394
Meeting dates = Apr. 19 to Apr. 24
Meeting days = Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meeting time = 06:00PM-09:00PM
Location = Main; Building & Room = Physical Education Bldg (P), Room #202
Instructor = Frank Dituri
Cost = $328
Click here to register online now (NMC Account needed, read more…)
or call (231) 995-1700
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