Professional Development Classes at McCook Community College

AREA News, News - 08.13.13

FROM: Brent L. Cobb, McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator
(308) 345-8186 — cobbb@mpcc.edu — 114 von Riesen Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Are you looking for continuing education credits, professional development, or personal enrichment classes? The Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise, located in the Hormel Center for Business and Industry on the McCook Community College campus, invites you to join us in one or more of the following classes.

Continuing Education:
Insurance Continuing Education: Agency Teambuilding Part 2. Agents will identify different ethical situations and the consequences. Part 1 is not a prerequisite. This class has been approved by the Nebraska Department of Insurance for three hours continuing education [30800]. Class meets Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m.-noon, McMillen Hall 213, instructed by Larry Silhacek. Class fee $39.
Insurance Continuing Education: Personal Umbrella Liability. Agents will look at the ISO form of an Umbrella Policy, discussing the exclusion and underlying insurance requirements. This class has been approved by the Nebraska Department of Insurance for three hours continuing education [30804]. Class meets Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 1-4 pm, McMillen Hall 213, instructed by Larry Silhacek. Class fee $39.
Professional Development:
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). This is a 15 hour course that will help prepare you for taking your basic CDL written tests. Areas covered include: general knowledge, pre-trip inspections, air brakes, combination vehicles, and transporting cargo safely. Students have the opportunity to add 1.5 hours of driving at an additional cost, please indicate this at registration if you are interested. This course is approved and instructed by Nebraska Safety Center. Class meets Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 19-21, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with Saturday times to be determined, McMillen Hall 201, instructed by Dennis Holtz. Class fee $189 or $265 with driving.
Facebook for Business. Want to make an impact on Facebook with your own business? Start a business page, populate it with likes, market it and create interactive dialogue with your customers. Learn how to use this viral marketing tool to enhance your market reach and set yourself apart from your competitors. This class will help both the novice and those who are already on Facebook. Class meets Tuesdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 1, from 7-9 p.m., McMillen Hall 213, instructed by Bill Longnecker. Class fee $29.
Lunch ‘N Learn: GPS (Good Places to Search) for Jobs. What is the best place to find information about new job opportunities? This mini-workshop will provide information and ideas about the latest methods for finding job opportunities. Please bring a sack lunch – class is free. Class meets Thursday, Sept. 19, noon-1 p.m., McMillen Hall 213, instructed by Berva Arensdorf (bring your own lunch). Class is free.
Retail Merchandising Display. Looking to improve your store appearance and merchandise displays? Learn to increase your merchandising effectiveness from a seasoned retail manager with deep experience from having served in all levels of retail merchandising, including soft lines and hard lines retail format. Session is open to one business per day. Choose your session on Thursdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, or 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Keystone Business Center, instructed by Lena Koebel. Session fee $49.
Retail Services Analysis. Does your business want to know how your customers feel about your service level? A retail service analysis consultant will guide you step by step through your customer service abilities and overall store appearance, sharing how you may be perceived by customers. Program includes an initial analysis, secret shopper, and follow-up consultation. Analysis completed Sept. 9-30 or Monday Oct. 7-28, noon-3 p.m., Keystone Business Center, instructed by Lena Koebel. Analysis fee $15.
Computer/Technology:
Basic Microsoft Office Word Skills. Learn about MS Office button, ribbon and how to modify quick access toolbar that you use in any office product. Learn how to create a new document, use templates, the difference between “save” and “save as,” and more! Class meets Mondays, Sept. 16-30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., McMillen Hall 201, instructed by Sharon Kircher. Class fee $45.
Microsoft Excel 2010. Learn the fundamentals of spreadsheets, including saving, editing, working with formulas and functions, linking worksheets and printing documents. Class meets Thursdays, Sept. 26-Oct. 3, from 5:30-7:30 pm, McMillen Hall 201, instructed by Greg Evans. Class fee $39.
Lifestyle:
Driver Education. Driver Education is an essential first step to learning safe, life-long driving skills. Driver Education teaches teens basic traffic laws, driver awareness, rules of the road, and basic motor vehicle operation. This course consists of 20 hours of classroom time and five hours of driving time as required by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. The class prepares drivers for licensure by awarding a drive test waiver upon satisfactory completion. Minimum student age is 14. Students must attend all sessions, have a learner’s permit before completion of class, and meet all drive requirements in order to obtain the drive test waiver. The Nebraska DMV reserves the right to test anyone at any time. Driving sessions will be separate from class times. Class meets Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Nov. 5, from 6:30-9 p.m. (will not meet Sept. 17), McMillen Hall 201, classroom instruction by Mark Frecks with driving instruction by Warren Everts. Class fee $250.
Federal Health Insurance Exchange. The Nebraska Department of Insurance will be hosting a public meeting regarding Federal Health Insurance Exchange across the State of Nebraska. The meeting will cover federally facilitated exchanges, essential health benefits and tax credits, consumer support, and the Small Business Health Option Program. The State of Nebraska has chosen not to participate in a state based exchange and is traveling across the state to reach out and answer questions. The meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., McMillen Hall 213.
Homebuyer Education. This course is an excellent opportunity to hear directly from the professionals and ask any questions you may have about the home buying process. Featured guest speakers include professionals in real estate, insurance, home maintenance, and lending. The course is based upon the nationally recognized programs of Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute and REACH. Class meets Friday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Keystone Business Center, instructed by Mary Kircher. Class fee $35 per household. Students may register by calling 345-1200.
Hunter Safety. Nebraska State Law requires anyone 11 years of age or older, born on or after January 1, 1977, to have successfully completed a Firearm Hunter Education course prior to hunting. There is no maximum age limit for students and is provided at no cost. Students successfully completing this course will have a better understanding of their outdoor obligations to the landowner, to the resources, to other hunters, and to themselves. Students must pre-register at www.HuntSafeNebraska.org. Class meets Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, Sept. 23, 24, and 26, from 6-9 pm in McMillen Hall 213 on Monday and the Student Union on Tuesday and Thursday, and Saturday, Sept. 28 at the gun range, times to be announced, instructed by Dee Traphagan. Class is Free.
Reverse Mortgages for Seniors. Learn about a special type of home loan that lets a homeowner convert the equity in his/her home into cash. Reverse mortgages can give older Americans greater financial security to supplement social security, meet unexpected medical expenses, make home improvements, and more. Class meets Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m., Keystone Business Center, instructed by Mary Kircher. Class fee $35.
Pilates. Improve your mental and physical well-being, increase your flexibility, and strengthen your muscles through controlled Pilates movement mat exercises. Class is suitable for both the beginner or experienced. Please bring an exercise mat to class. Class meets Wednesdays, Sept. 4-25, from 6-7 p.m., McMillen Hall 213, instructed by Abbie Benson. Class fee $29 per session, or check-out the discounted pricing for taking both Pilates and Yoga. A second session is available Wednesdays, Oct. 9-Nov. 6 (will not meet on Oct. 30), from 6-7 p.m. A third session is available Wednesdays, Nov. 13-Dec. 11 (there is no class Nov. 27), from 6-7 p.m.
Square Dancing. Discover the fun of square dancing as you learn the basics. This class is great for the beginner, those who wish to tune-up their skills, and the seasoned dancer. Square dancing is a healthy and enjoyable form of exercise and relaxation. Grab a partner and double your fun. Class meets Mondays, Sept. 9-Nov. 25, from 7-9 p.m., Student Union, instructed by caller Ed Claflin. Class fee $60.
Yoga. Focus on the basics of postural yoga with this class suitable for ages 12 and up. Learn yoga warm-ups and core strengthening techniques, postures, breath and focus techniques, as well as simple calming and relaxation skills. Students should have normal range of mobility and be able to get up and down off of the floor. Class meets Thursday, Sept. 5-26, from 7-8:15 p.m., McMillen Hall 213, instructed by Constance Stone. A second session is available Thursdays, Oct. 10-Nov. 7 (will not meet Oct. 31). Class fee $35 per session, or check-out the discounted pricing for taking both Pilates and Yoga.
Pilates and Yoga. Two great fitness classes – giving you a total of nine hours of fitness and toning exercises for one discounted price. Please bring an exercise mat to class. September and October sessions only for a discounted price of $49 per session. Please call for details.
Arts and Crafts:
Bob Ross Painting – Winter’s Warm Glow. Experience a class that is designed for painters of all abilities, including beginners! Delight in the creation of a Bob Ross painting using this artist’s special technique. You will complete “Winter’s Warm Glow,” gorgeous snowcapped mountains illuminated by a beautiful sunset, overlooking a frozen lake with trees, snow, and an old buck rail fence in the foreground. Students may bring their own supplies for a discounted price. Please bring a sack lunch. Class meets Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Student Union, instructed by Sharon Rodeman. Class fee $75 for class and supplies, $45 if you bring your own supplies to class.
Crochet. This class is for beginner or intermediate crochet student. Create a baby afghan working with the pine apple stitch and a #7 crochet hook. Bring a friend and make the class twice as enjoyable! Class meets Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. from 15, 7-8:30 p.m., McMillen Hall 206, instructed by Roxann Geihsler. Class fee $29.
Knitting. Learn the basic art of knitting as you create a knitted dishcloth, the perfect gift for a loved one or a keepsake for yourself. You will need a size 7 knitting needle and cotton yarn. Class meets Thursday, Sept. 12-Oct. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m., McMillen Hall 206, instructed by Roxann Geihsler. Class fee $29.
Quilting. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced quilter, you will enjoy creating your very own quilt. Two options are available: a queen size quilt, designed using mitered large blocks within the quilt and some broderie’ perse with either a small panel and/or conversational print used to make “windows” of several sizes or a t-shirt quilt – size of your choice. Both projects are created with an interlocking effect. Classes are available Monday, Tuesday, or Thursdays. Class meets Mondays, Sept. 9-Nov. 11; or Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Nov. 12; or Thursdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 14, 6-9 p.m., Walsh-Brady 116, instructed by Janet Bamesberger. Class fee $65.
If you need additional information on any of the above classes, have a suggestion for a class, or are willing to share your personal expertise with others, please contact the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise, Hormel Center for Business & Industry, at 308-345-8122, through email at cfemccook@mpcc.edu, or online at www.centerforenterprise.com.
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MCC hosting several classes, starting tonight
McCook Community College is sponsoring several classes, seminars and workshops starting next week including:
Cultural diversity in the workplace
Today’s society and work place holds a multitude of diverse cultures. We all come from different places, are part of different age groups, backgrounds, and cultures.
“Cultural Intelligence: People are People are People” a two-day workshop Aug. 13-14 will be held at the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise, McCook Community College Hormel Center, McMillen Hall, room 213 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. This is sponsored by the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department and Nebraska Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity
Presenter Diane Lowe, from the Nebraska Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity, will discuss culture and people and how the two interact and affect each other. Interactive discussions, quizzes, case studies, and other activities will be used to address American culture and its roots, historical events that shaped our society and its institutions, data on population and disparities, stereotypes and their roots and effects, and hidden and more obvious aspects of culture and its effects on people.
This class is free of charge.
To register, please call the Center for Enterprise office, 345-8122, or register on-line at www.centerforenterprise.com.
Monthly safety connections luncheon set for Aug. 22 at MCC
The Nebraska Safety Council will be holding their August Safety Connections luncheon meeting on Thursday, Aug, 22, from noon-1 p.m. at the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise, McCook Community College, McMillen Hall room 213. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
The presenter will be Carl Zeutzius, Certified Work Comp Advisor – UNICO. He will address ways companies can be proactive to help them improve their work comp programs, which will lower costs and increase profitability. He will also address a big change that NCCI has made this year that is impacting experience modification factors.
Lunch will be available for $9. Please bring exact change.
To register, contact the Nebraska Safety Council, 402-483-2511, or register on-line at http://www.nesafetycouncil.org/safety-connections-networking/mccook.
Summer radiologic technology session Aug. 24 at MCC
Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists is holding is summer education Saturday session on Aug. 24. This class has been approved for six continuing education hours for radiographic operators. Topics will include: ethics and diversity; emergency preparedness; customer service in healthcare and working with the HIM system.
A viewing site for the session will be available at the Mid-Plains Community College Center for Enterprise, McCook Community College, McMillen Hall room 213, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Please contact Peggy Young at nsrt@charter.net or 308-382-3381 for details; or visit the NSRT Web Site (www.nsrt.net) to obtain a program and/or register.
Fall driver’s education
The fall session of Driver’s Education begins Tuesday, Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 29 and will run Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m. Cost for the course is $250 with classroom instructor Mark Frecks and driving instructor Warren Everts. Driving sessions will be separate from class times.
Driver education is an essential first step to learning safe, life-long driving skills. Driver education teaches teens basic traffic laws, driver awareness, rules of the road, and basic motor vehicle operation. This course consists of 20 hours of classroom time and five hours of driving time as required by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.
The class prepares drivers for licensure by awarding a drive test waiver upon satisfactory completion. Minimum student age is 14. Students must attend all sessions, have a learner’s permit before completion of class, and meet all drive requirements in order to obtain the drive test waiver. The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles reserves the right to test anyone at any time.
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Complete Information about Mid-Plains Community College’s programs, locations, future course offerings and contacts may be found on the college website at www.mpcc.edu