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President Michael Hay Board of Directors Robert Coen Brian Freeman Rod Monroe Maggie Nelson Diane Noriega Dave Shields Published by the Office of College Advancement Director, Board Relations & Community Development Executive Director, MHCC Foundation Michelle Gregory Editor Maggie Huffman Graphic Design Spring Bastow Glenn Wright Contributors Jarrod Hogue Eliza Lane Teresa Lane Kimberly Murray Amber Patton Todd Schwartz Photography Spring Bastow Maggie Huffman Sean Reed Jacob Roberson Glenn Wright Cover Photo by: Spring Bastow MHCC mails this publication to all district residents to inform them of the college’s programs, services and community events. Because the schedule is addressed to “Postal Customer,” individual names cannot be removed from the mailing list. Accessible formats for individuals with disabilities are available by calling the Disability Services Office at 503-497-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). “College + Community” (USPS 002-866) Fall 2012. Published quarterly by Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham, Oregon 97030. Periodicals postage paid at Gresham, Ore., and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to “College + Community” at 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030.


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register for classes today! Fall term is a great time to be at Mt. Hood Community College! The foliage is fantastic, the campus is hopping with activity and students and employees are excited about a new year! If you are a new student, be sure to attend Orientation Sept. 20 (details on page 2 in this magazine). If you are a college neighbor, turn to page 28 for information about the many things you can do at YOUR community college besides take classes. Athletics? From cross country in the fall, to softball and baseball in the spring, we have some of the best teams around. A world-class Aquatic Center? You bet. Plays, concerts, art shows, lectures – we have those, too. Hike a trail. Check out a book. Get a manicure. It’s all right here on the Gresham Campus, and the parking’s FREE. And, for the past 46 years, MHCC has also been a great place for students to make their dreams come true. Whether it’s a two-year degree or a certificate you can earn in just a few months, MHCC offers just what you are looking for. With more than 120 areas of study, there’s bound to be something to ignite your passion! Many students make the wise choice to take their required classes such as math and writing at MHCC, where the per-credit cost is considerably less, and then transfer to a four-year college.

Registering is easy-peasy Turn to page 3 for general information on how to get started with credit classes. Now’s a great time to begin or complete your degree or certificate! The schedule of non-credit classes begins on page 7, and the registration form is on page 8. (You may register for non-credit classes via phone, fax, mail and in-person.) To register for either credit or non-credit classes, please visit Whether you are taking a class or just visiting campus, welcome to MHCC!

be a leader Mr. Miller Goes to Washington The incoming president of Mt. Hood Community College’s Associated Student Government (ASG) has big plans for MHCC students—and even bigger plans for himself. The president, small “p,” wants to be President, very big “P.” Yes, that President.

together, and the stage he used was student government. By his senior year, he was the student representative to the Reynolds District School Board. “I love politics for the reasons I love helping people,” says Miller. “Here at MHCC, I am excited for the opportunity to support the student community – all 32,000 of us.”

Get ready for the kind of person Life hasn’t always been kind to you don’t run across any more. Miller. He lost his father, grandWilliam Miller, second-year politimother and a cousin in 2006. The cal science student at MHCC and following year, his brother was new president of the college’s ASG, murdered. And in 2009 he lost the seems to be without one single aunt who had inspired him to love particle of cynicism when it comes the political arena. His faith and a to politics and the idea of public streak of never-give-up pulled him service. The youngest boy in a through hard times. family of seven, Proximity to as a little kid he and watched CNN “I’m passionate about family affordability with his favorite this college. This is an brought Miller to aunt and they’d MHCC, but what have long politihe found here cal discussions. place full of great was opportunity. He campaigned for John Kerry at “I’m passionstudents & teachers.” age 11, and again ate about this for Hillary Clincollege,” he says. ton eight years later. He met the “This is an amazing, diverse place Clintons, Hillary, Bill and Chelsea, full of great students and teachers. during the 2008 campaign. Did I would recommend it to anyone. hooking his young star to two It’s such a great place to grow, to losing efforts jade him? Not even better yourself, to have an impact.” a nano-bit. The impact Miller and new ASG Miller was moving backwards Vice-President Antonio Guerrero early in high school. He failed hope to have extends as far as his freshman year and nearly national advocacy for expanded slipped through the cracks. But scholarships and support for in his sophomore year, he made MHCC students, and as close a conscious decision to get his act to home as enhancing campus

amazing, diverse

William Miller

New ASG President

security through additional lighting and video camera coverage of MHCC parking lots. Next up in the Miller plan is a degree in public administration, law school, then a run for political office at the state level and eventually, yes, the big chair in the Oval Office. “I’ve wanted to be President since I was 11 years old,” Miller says, “and I always believe you should shoot for the moon—even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” And if you think no 21st century college student can say that with a completely, honestly straight face, you have not met William Miller. Watch his future. For more information on student government, please visit

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be in the know Know Thy Campus, Know Thyself The MHCC New Student Orientation Day is about more than simply learning how to navigate the Gresham Campus— it’s about learning how to navigate your education. It’s also pretty cool. “I didn’t know what to expect, and I had a lot of questions. At MHCC Orientation, I found out how to get resources and help, how to get the classes I wanted, even how to make the transition to college. It’s a big campus, and it’s great to learn where everything is—but you can also discover a lot of things that will make you comfortable with the whole process.” So says MHCC student Clemente Tescahua, who participated in MHCC’s New Student Orientation Day last year as both a wide-eyed new student and as an experienced volunteer leader. He liked it from both perspectives. “It’s a fun day,” he says, “with lots of positive energy.”

“It’s a fun and energetic way to figure out MHCC and make the college best work for you.” Which is exactly the way Sydney Eustrom, who is MHCC’s manager of Student Outreach and High School Services, likes it.


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The Women Behind Orientation

Jessica Ruiz, Sydney Eustrom and Pam Kuretich help make it happen

“This is a great event designed to inform, entertain and welcome our new students and returning students who have been away for three years or more,” Eustrom says. “It’s an exciting and casual day for students and their families and friends to familiarize themselves with the campus, as well as the programs, services, resources and student activities. This is a great place to get an education, and orientation is the best way to discover the things you need to know and connect with current students, faculty and staff before classes begin.” “Orientation Day really influenced my decision to attend MHCC,” says Valerie Oium. “I remember showing up alone and being very nervous. I was a college re-starter and in my 30s. My nervousness transformed into excitement after sensing the high energy and welcoming attitudes. I especially appreciated the Q&A panel led by faculty. Hearing about the presence of public safety officers on campus and all the ways they are available to assist students made me feel safe. The tour

helped me to not be so intimidated by the large campus. And, winning a prize in the raffle was exciting! They had freestyle dancers in the main mall and that was awesome, too! For me, the New Student Orientation Day was definitely worth attending.” This year’s orientation will take place Thursday, Sept. 20, with check-in beginning at 8 a.m. in the gym. There are welcome ceremonies for everyone, followed by separate programs focused on the needs of new students, parents and families, plus campus tours and a free lunch. “I urge all new students to attend orientation,” says Tescahua. “It’s a fun and energetic way to figure out MHCC and make the college best work for you. It’s really helpful.” If you have any questions about MHCC orientation, please call 503491-7277. Don’t miss this great day! Incoming students can register for the 2012 New Student Orientation Day by visiting

Register Now

for College Credit Courses

be registered credit courses work toward your degree Evening Classes? College Courses on Weekends? Tell Us What You Think SURVEY CLOSES OCT. 31

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areas of study – credit courses Areas of Study

Transfer AAS*

Administrative Office Professional ● Office Assistant Administrative Office Professional: Human Resource Management ● Administrative Office Professional: Web ● Office Software Specialist Art ● Automotive Technology Chrysler CAP ● Ford ASSET ● Honda PACT ● IMPORT ● Automotive Technology: Light Repair and Maintenance Biology ● Business Administration & Management Business Management ● Retail Management Business Management: Accounting ● Accounting Clerk Business Management: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management ● Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Business (ASOT- Business) ● Chemistry / Biochemistry ● Chiropractic (pre-professional) ● Computer Game Development ● Computer Information Systems (CIS) ● CIS: Database Development ● CIS: Health Informatics ● CIS: Information Technology ● CIS: Networks and Operating Systems ● CIS: Web Management / Webmaster ● Cosmetology ● Criminal Justice Administration ● Dental Hygiene ● Dentistry (pre-professional) ● Early Childhood Education ● Economics ● Education ● Employment Skills Training Engineering Architectural Engineering Technology ● Civil Engineering Technology ● Civil Engineering Technology: Environmental ● Mechanical Engineering Technology ● English ● Environmental Science and Management ● Fisheries Technology ● Funeral Service Education ● General Social Science ● Geography ● Geology ● History ● Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) ● ● HTM: Culinary / Catering ● HTM: Hotel / Restaurant Management HTM: Hotel, Restaurant, Meetings Management ●





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HTM: Meetings and Special Events Management HTM: Recreation and Leisure ● HTM: Travel ● Integrated Media Integrated Media: Broadcasting ● Integrated Media: Graphic Design ● ● Integrated Media: Photography ● Integrated Media: Video ● Integrated Metals Integrated Metals: AWS Certified Welder Integrated Metals: CNC / CAD / CAM Integrated Metals: Machine Tool Operator Integrated Metals: Machine Tool Technology ● Integrated Metals: VESL / Accelerated CNC Operator Integrated Metals: VESL / Accelerated Welding Technology Integrated Metals: Welding Technology Mathematics ● Medical Office Specialist ● Medical Office Specialist: Accounting ● Medical Office Specialist: Management ● Medical Office Specialist: Unit Secretary ● Medical Billing / Claims Analyst Medical Customer Service Representative Medical Office Coding Medical Receptionist Medicine (pre-professional) ● Mental Health / Human Service ● ● Mental Health / Human Service Youth Worker Modern Languages ● Music ● Natural Resource Technology Natural Resource Technology: Forest Resources ● Natural Resource Technology: Wildlife Resources ● Nursing ● Practical Nursing Pharmacy (pre-professional) ● Philosophy ● Physical Education / Exercise and Sport Science ● Physical Therapist Assistant ● Physics ● Political Science ● Psychology ● Respiratory Care ● Sociology ● Surgical Technology ● Sustainability, Health and Safety ● ● (see Environmental Science and Management) Theatre Arts ● Undecided / Undeclared Exploratory ● Veterinary Medicine (pre-professional) ● Zoology ●


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* Associate of Applied Science **Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

For information contact Advising, 503-491-7315 4

distance learning – credit courses How to Commute to Class in Your Slippers and areas of study Earn a Degree or Certificate If you think you can’t start – or resume – college because of your work schedule or obligations, MHCC has a solution that allows you to attend classes from your home, or from across the planet – even in the middle of the night. At Mt. Hood Community College, we’re all about helping students achieve their dreams. And when we say students, we mean military veterans and their families, recent high school graduates, those who started their education a couple of decades ago, or people in need of a new career. Actually, we’re talking about anyone who realizes that the path to a better job often lies in a college diploma or certificate.

ARE ONLINE COURSES FOR ME? The most successful students in online courses are self-motivated, highly organized and structured. In an online or hybrid course, students are expected to log in the day the course begins and participate throughout each week of the term. Courses are structured and have deadlines for work and participation each week. Students are required to participate in group discussions and interact with other students and instructors.


If you think you don’t have time for college, here’s some great news. MHCC offers a wide range of credit classes through its online or Distance Learning program. That means you can “commute” to class in your jammies and slippers and still earn a degree! We also offer online and hybrid (a combination of online and on-campus) courses.

For online and hybrid courses, students must have access to an updated personal computer, Web browser and Internet connection. Distance Learning online courses run on all types of computers including PCs, MACs and Linux systems. Students are welcome to participate in online and hybrid courses from campus computer labs and the MHCC Libraries at the Gresham and Maywood Park Campuses.

With more than 180 courses (such as art, math and public speaking), Distance Learning fits nicely into a busy schedule.

Students must have computer skills including working knowledge of word processing software, file management, document attachment, email and be able to navigate the Internet.

For more information on Distance Learning credit classes, please call 503-491-7170 or visit For a list of non-credit online courses see page 18.


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getting started – credit courses #1

Apply for Admission

• If you have never taken classes at MHCC. • If you are a returning student who has not been enrolled at MHCC during the past 12 months: • Complete the form 48 hours prior to taking the College Placement Test (CPT). Forms can be found at • After applying for admission to the college, you will receive an acceptance letter with your college ID (identification) number and password, which serve as your initial login information.


# 3A

• Log on to the MyMHCC portal at to register online. • See video demonstrations at


Arrange Transportation

• Parking permits are not required at any of the MHCC campuses. Visit for parking options on and around campus, cycling resources, parking map, crime awareness/campus security, and FAQs. Tri-Met passes are available for purchase at the MHCC Bookstore.

# 7 Pay For Classes

• Tuition and fees are due the first day of each term. See

Visit Testing Services

• For CPT schedule, testing information and resources for math and grammar review, see and • After completion of CPT, proceed to step 4.

# 3B

For Students with Previous College Credits: Visit the Academic Advising & Transfer Center

• Bring your academic transcripts with you to the Academic Advising & Transfer Center (AATC), inside the Student Services office. An adviser will unofficially evaluate your proficiencies and prerequisites in order to assist in planning your first term schedule. Proceeding to step 4 is recommended, but not required for transfer students. For more information, please visit the AATC online at

Attend an Advising Workshop

• After you have completed steps 1 – 3, sign up for a workshop online at • Bring your test results and MyMHCC login information to access the MyMHCC computer portal. • In the workshop you will learn about planning your schedule and utilizing MHCC’s registration system. • For more information, call 503-491-7315 or email questions to We are here to help you!


Register For Classes

Arrange Financial Aid

• Visit or •  Applications take approximately 12 weeks to process!



• Students must pay all charges unless they drop classes by the refund date.


Get To Know MHCC

• Attend the New Student Orientation program in person or online at • Schedule a campus tour at


Buy Your Books

• You can find your required textbooks online at • Or visit the MHCC Bookstore at the Gresham Campus.

# 10

Get Your MHCC Activity Card

# 11

Manage Your Class Registration

• Stop by the Gresham Campus Library or the College Center to have your student photo taken for the MHCC Activity Card two weeks before classes begin.

• Students are responsible for their attendance in classes for which they are enrolled. • Non-attendance is not a basis for refund or nonpayment of tuition. For more information, visit

Sign up for Fall Classes Today!

be registered communityand education non-credit classes community education table of contents

Registration Form................................................ Community Education Classes........................... Class Locations and Abbreviations.................... Non-credit Online Classes................................... Community Skills Center.................................... Business and Industry Workforce Training........ Small Business Development Center................. Getting to MHCC.................................................

8 9 – 17 17 18 19 – 21 22 – 23 24 – 25 26

Main MHCC Phone Numbers Admissions, Registration and Records




The Bruning Center for Allied


Health Education Financial Aid


Gresham Campus


Maywood Park Campus


Community Education Registration Form

Community Education Registration Form Student Information STUDENT ID or Social Security Number





BIRTH DATE (required)













Course Registration COURSE NO.



Payment Information Paying by:

 Money order 


 Please bill me

You will be contacted if your class is filled or canceled

Other options to register: • ONLINE: Returning students, see panel below • MAIL: Please mail registration form and payment to: MHCC Community Education, AC1162

26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030

• FAX: 503-491-7390 (use this form) • PHONE: Call 503-491-7572



Do you plan to earn a degree, certificate or diploma at MHCC? A. One–year certificate B. Two–year degree C. High school diploma or GED D. No, here to take classes E. Undecided Employed (While in attendance) F. Full-time (35 + hrs/week) P. Part-time (5–34 hrs/week) N. Not employed

Main reason for attending MHCC: A. Take classes, transfer to a four-year college B. Learn skills to get a job C. Improve job skills D. Explore career or educational options E. Take classes to finish high school or GED F. Improve writing, reading or math skills G. Learn English H. Personal interest/enrichment I. Other J. No response

I acknowledge I am legally obligated to pay all charges incurred by registering. Charges may include late payment fees, reasonable collection costs, attorney’s fee and Oregon Department of Revenue charges related to the collection of all delinquent debts owed to the college. To have the charges removed, I must process a drop or withdraw form through the Admissions, Registration and Records office during the refund period.

or students not enrolled in the past 12 months


26000 S.E. Stark St. Gresham, OR 97030

c. CALL: 503-491-7572

Web Helpline: 503-491-7393

What is the highest level of education/training you have received beyond high school? (0) None (1) Some college, short-term training or private vocational school (2) One-year college certificate (3) Two-year college degree (4) Bachelor’s degree (5) Master’s degree (6) Ph.D./Professional degree Are you a veteran? ❏ Yes ❏ No

Student Signature___________________________________________________________

Returning Students


who have enrolled within the past 12 months

Course Description

Register and pay online 1. Fill out this registration form 2. You can register in one of three ways: Seven days a week, 24 hours a day! • Go to click on MyMHCC a. FAX this form to: 503-491-7390 or use the direct link: b. MAIL this form to: MHCC Community Education • Your username is your Room AC1162


Payment Information: Payment due date is the first day of the term. You may pay online with a check or debit/credit card. Log on to MyMHCC at, select “Student Services, Pay for School.” Payment in person may also be made in the Student Services Center on the Gresham Campus.


New Students


Cost of Class Course #

Class Title

additional fees may apply.

MHCC ID number

• The first time you log in, your password is your six-digit date of birth (i.e. Sept. 21, 1960 = 092160) until you change it

Section # Instructor Name The word “STAFF” is used when the specific instructor is not identified.

Class Day U M T W R F S

Class Dates Location

Sunday These are the Monday dates the class Tuesday will cover Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

See key on page 17


Arts, Crafts

Special Interest

Senior Discount: Save $10 on any feebased non-credit Community Education class if you are an MHCC district resident age 62 or better! For more information on senior discounts visit:

Beginning Knitting HOM4KF $46 ($36 Senior) Learn how to make hand-knitted original scarves, shawls and hats; select natural or synthetic yarns, use knitting equipment, read patterns and knit a variety of decorative stitches. Advanced knitters will have challenging projects. Supply list provided first class. Fee includes some supplies. Sec. 92 6–8 p.m. M. Rees


AC 1767 9/25–10/30

Creative Jewelry Making ART4B $115 ($105 Senior) Learn the fundamentals of simple jewelry construction (no string beading). More advanced students may learn casting and light setting. Sec. 91 6:30–9 p.m. G. Buyukas


DDSO 221 9/25–11/27

Beginning Jewelry Making ART4BJ $64 ($54 Senior) Learn all the basics of jewelry making from terminology to tools and techniques. Includes guidelines, supply and resource list, followed by more hands-on workshop and review. Also, learn basic wire work, make findings and wrap bead ends. Sec. 31 6–9 p.m. P. Tait


MAY 143 11/1–11/15

Found Object Jewelry ART4FO $125 ($115 Senior) Make your own high-fashion costume jewelry for a fraction of the cost. Combine broken, old or mismatched jewelry with interesting found objects to make unique costume jewelry. Learn to find, dismantle and assemble jewelry without expensive tooling or kilns. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. G. Swenson


DDSO 222 9/27–12/6

Watercolor for All

ART4BW $78 ($68 Senior) Approach watercolors using a variety of styles and techniques: glazing, masking, washes, textured effects, pouring, dry brushing, tricks and wet-on-wet. Learn color mixing, composition and color theory. Explore different ways of seeing to become more visually literate. Students work on subjects of their choice in a supportive, relaxed environment. Beginning and continuing students welcome. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. P. Hobbs


VA 13 9/26–12/5

Beginning Quilting ART4CC $84 ($74 Senior) Have you always wanted to try quilting, but didn't know where to begin? Then this class is for you! After our discussion on pattern selection, color theory, tools and techniques, sandwiching, quilting and binding, you will design your quilt and determine tools and supplies needed. Sec. 91 6–8:30 p.m. N. Tubbs


DDSO 236 9/25–11/27

Mosaic Art Workshop I ART4MW $64 ($54 Senior) Students learn the ancient art and technique of direct-application mosaics using broken tile, dishes or glass shards. First class is a lecture to inspire and distribute guidelines/ supply list. Second class is an all-day, handson workshop. Final class allows students to grout their creations. Sec. 91 6:30–9 p.m. 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 7–9 p.m. P. Dugas-Tait


VA 13 10/11 VA 13 10/21 VA 13 10/25

Transparent Watercolor ART4PB $78 ($68 Senior) Put the life in still life through the richness of perception. Emphasis is on vision training, drawing what you see and painting what you feel. Your own style will develop and expand through learning process and technique, including drawing shortcuts and color theory.

Sec. 31 9 a.m.–Noon P. Hobbs Sec. 91 9 a.m.–Noon P. Hobbs


MAY 304 9/28–12/7 VA 13 9/29–12/8


Art through the Ages ART4PM $29 ($19 Senior) Learn firsthand from works of art in the Portland Art Museum galleries. From ancient Greek to modern and contemporary, explore and analyze the wonderful complexities of art! Note: $12 payable to "Portland Art Museum" for pass. Sec. 20 6–8 p.m. K. Whalen




Pottery ART4TB $130 ($120 Senior) Hand-build or turn clay on electric wheel. Firing is done by instructor; $25 fee goes to the high school toward equipment use and room rental, does not include clay and supplies. Some experience is helpful. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. R. Linn

W DDSO 223 9/26–12/5

Just for Fun Piano MUS2IP $65 ($55 Senior) Learn to play piano in one easy session. Nationally known pianist Donn Rochlin will teach you all you need to know to play your favorite songs now! Learn musical shorthand and save hours of practice time. Discover the "tricks and licks" used by professional pianists. This course follows the same principles as those demonstrated on the PBS Special, "Flash Piano." Optional $25 additional fee payable to instructor at time of class for home study book and CD. Sec. 91 10 a.m.–1 p.m. D. Rochlin


AC 2138 9/29

Improvisation on the Piano MUS4IP $65 ($55 Senior) In this unique high energy workshop you will learn the fundamentals of playing by ear and how chord "inversions" add style and professionalism to your playing. Learn to transpose, add color and spice with "extended chords," and much more. Sec. 91 2–5 p.m. D. Rochlin


AC 2138 9/29

Guitar for Beginners MUS4G $74 ($64 Senior) Beginning Guitar with award-winning musician Lew Jones. Learn how to play chords, read tablature and sing songs. Learn to tune, strum and play melodies. All levels welcome

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but beginners are the focus. Start with simple chord structures then move to actual songs. Find your musical yearning through the guitar. Bring guitar to class. Sec. 91 6–7:20 p.m. L. Jones


AC 2138 9/26–12/5

Intermediate Guitar and Songwriting

MUS4GI $80 ($70 Senior) Learn chord voicing from standards. Light jazz and classical guitar mixed in with people playing their original songs or instrumentals. Poets and writers welcome; they don't need to bring an instrument to class. Sec. 91 2:10–4 p.m. L. Jones


AC 2101 9/24–12/3

Beginning Mandolin MUS4M $80 ($70 Senior) This little instrument is used by Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, REM and lots of Irish and bluegrass bands. Learn to tune, play chords, sing songs and play melodies. Light theory will be taught as well as strumming and picking techniques. Sec. 91 2:10–4 p.m. L. Jones


AC 2101 9/25–11/27

Ukulele for Beginners MUS4UK $80 ($70 Senior) Learn to play the ukulele with professional musician Lew Jones. This instrument has been used by the Beatles and other musicians for its charming sound. Learn its history and expertise. Learn chords, melodies and sing-a-longs. Techniques and light music theory will also be explained. Bring ukulele to class. Handouts will be given and books are optional. Sec. 91 7:30–9 p.m. L. Jones


AC 2138 9/26–12/5

Acoustic Guitar Construction TRD4AG $125 ($115 Senior) Guitars are a magical synthesis of wood, metal, string and sound—perhaps the most popular and versatile musical instrument today. Learn traditional and contemporary guitar making techniques from design to final setup and apply them to your personal guitar. All skill levels are encouraged and welcome. Come build the guitar of your dreams. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. D. Biasca


R DDSO SHOP 9/27–12/6

Ukulele Construction TRD4UC $125 ($115 Senior) Use your basic woodworking skills and learn to make a concert ukulele. You supply the materials, we supply the plans and expertise to help you craft an instrument you will be proud to say "I made this." Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. D. Biasca

T DDSO SHOP 9/25–11/27

Woodworking TRD4W $121 ($111 Senior) Designed for beginning to advanced woodworkers. All necessary tools and techniques will be demonstrated, with additional instruction as needed. There are no required projects; however, projects will be recommended for beginners to increase woodworking skills, use of tools and equipment. Sec. 91 3–5:25 p.m. W DDSO SHOP R. Kreisman 9/26–12/5 Sec. 92 5:35–8 p.m. W DDSO SHOP R. Kreisman 9/26–12/5

Take Control of Your Canon EOS Digital Camera PHT4C $72 ($62 Senior) This class explains everything about your EOS digital camera. You will learn in clear, non-technical language how to use every function on your camera. Canon lenses and flash units will also be discussed. Sec. 91 9 a.m.–5 p.m. D. Green


AC 1584 9/22

Take Control of Your Nikon Digital SLR Camera PHT4NC $72 ($62 Senior) Learn everything about your Nikon digital SLR camera in clear, non-technical language — how to use your camera functions as well as lenses and flash units. Most Nikon digital SLR cameras will be discussed. If you are not sure this class is right for you, please call or email the instructor, David Green, 503-661-7506 or Sec. 91 9 a.m.–5 p.m. D. Green


AC 1584 9/29

Understanding Composition in Photography PHT4UC $49 ($39 Senior) Four-hour course covers beginning and intermediate composition techniques to improve the impact of your photos. Learn how to use compositional techniques such as formats, placement, shape, lines, texture and color to • Call 503-491-7572 and register today to reserve your seat in a class!

compose your scene. If you are not sure this class is right for you, please call or email the instructor, David Green, 503-661-7506 or Sec. 91 6–10 p.m. D. Green


AC 1584 10/2

Professional Cake Decorating HEC4CD $99 ($89 Senior) Prepare for a career in the professional cake decorating industry or learn to decorate like a "pro" for friends and family. Master decorating techniques and achieve current industry standards for production. Recognition of Completion certificate awarded upon completion. For all levels, no experience needed. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. C. Sanders


CN 177 9/25–11/13

Community Skills Center Membership - Learn Computers & More! PC4CSC $89 ($79 Senior) Enjoy 10 weeks of unlimited access to over 1,400 computer and business skills online training videos, hands-on practice files, MS Office and Adobe software, Wi-Fi, meeting spaces, library serves, technical assistance and more! Join anytime! Located conveniently at the Maywood Park Campus. For hours or more information visit or call 503-491-6122 Sec. 31 Open 7 days a week MAY 116 STAFF 9/24–12/14

Computer Use for Seniors CS9G $64 ($54 Senior) Enjoy a fun and easy hands-on basic computer and Internet skills course. Obtain a free email account and learn to send and receive emails and attachments. Create, save and print useful computer projects in Microsoft Word to take home. Learn how to use the Internet in a friendly manner and be able to search for information you need. Sec. 91 9–10:50 a.m. J. Aguilar


AC 2554 9/28–11/30

Gently Learning the Computer 1 PC5CB $69 ($59 Senior) Learn the basics of how to operate and enjoy your computer. Beginning techniques for creating, sharing, saving and sending files. Meet the mouse and keyboard. Learn to email, send attachments, work with photos and browse the Internet. Slow-paced, casual atmosphere with lots of hands-on practice and opportunities to ask questions. You may contact the instructor anytime:

(see pages 20-22 for more computer classes) Sec. 91 3:30–5:30 p.m. K. Huey




AC 2611 9/24–11/26

Gently Learning the Computer 2


PC7CB $74 ($64 Senior) This class continues where Gently Learning the Computer 1 left off. Focus is on customizing your computer and creating your own personal filing system. Learn to download, save and install simple programs. Fun with photos and music. Tips for maintaining your computer and keeping it running smoothly. Slow-paced, casual atmosphere with lots of hands-on practice and opportunities to ask questions. Contact instuctor anytime: Sec. 91 3:30–5:30 p.m. K. Huey


Skype to Skype. Even long distance! Learn to download the software, set up the program, use the right hardware, make calls, transfer files, text, video chat and video conference. Instruction on Windows 7 computer. Students may bring their own laptops for use in class. Sec. 31 1–3 p.m. D. Huey

AC 2611 9/27–11/29


Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010

Sec. 31 9–11:30 a.m. D. Huey


MAY 303 10/5–10/26

Facebook Security PC4FS $29 ($19 Senior) Students will learn how to properly set security features of Facebook to protect privacy, and prevent fraudulent activity, spamming and account stealing and assure application safety. This class is a must for all Facebook users and parents of Facebook users. Sec. 31 6–8:30 p.m. D. Huey



MAY 303 9/25–9/25


$30 ($20 Senior) Skype is a free downloadable application that turns your computer into an instant messenger. Use it with a Web cam and you can even make video calls. All free when calling


Sec. 31 10 a.m.–Noon D. Huey

Start Date(s): 9/19, 10/17, 11/14 and 12/12 Enroll at

PC5WT $75 ($65 Senior) Learn to harness the power of Web 2.0 Tools and social networking to market your products and services, differentiate your niche, improve customer service and work smarter, not harder.

MAY 303 9/25–10/2

$60 ($50 Senior) A search engine, word processor, translator, and so much more, Google is one of the handiest free tools on the Internet! Whether you need to type a letter, get driving directions, set up a group calendar, customize a really great home page or market your business, this class is for you. Instruction on Windows 7 computer. Students may bring their own laptops for use in class.

Online $94 Learn shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. Learn the secrets behind writing powerful formulas, using functions, sorting and analyzing data, designing custom charts, creating three-dimensional workbooks, building links, working with templates and creating macros and custom toolbar buttons.

Social Media for Business



MAY 303 11/20–12/11

iPad Basics Workshop: Explore Your iPad's Capabilites

PC4EIC $30 Apple's iPad elegance can also lead to frustrations. Hands-on learning covers touch interface, email, photos, websurfing and other topics the class suggests. Bring your iPad and let's play! Sec 31 6–8 p.m.

M/W MAY 220

B. McDaniel

10/1 & 10/3

Put the "I" in iPhone and iPad PC4IP $60 ($50 Senior) Got a "cool" iDevice and now you're stumped? Want to text, take photos/videos, collect music, set up a calendar, download cool apps, transfer "stuff" to your computer and get the latest tweets? This class is for you! Also covers iPod Touch, iTunes and iCloud. It's tons of fun! Bring your own "I" product for practice or attend without one for information only. Sec. 31 10 a.m.–Noon D. Huey


MAY 303 10/23–11/13

The Basics of Selling on eBay

PC5BA $52 ($42 Senior) Market your goods to the world—learn the fundamental skills to be a successful eBay seller from a five-star rated "education specialist trained by eBay." Find out how to open a seller account, build positive feedback, create effective listings, set pricing, upload images, attract bidders, accept credit card payments and pack and ship your merchandise. Optional $25 textbook can be purchased from instructor on the first day of class. Sec. 91 6:10–9 p.m. M. Klink


IT 26 9/25–10/23

eBay: Beyond the Basics PC5BS $56 ($46 Senior) Learn the secrets of making a full or part-time living on eBay! Course builds on information presented in The Basics of Selling on eBay, introduces more advanced selling strategies to improve profits and grow sales. Learn tips and tricks to enhance lists, increase sales quantity, avoid legal pitfalls, deal with returns and problem customers, encourage repeat business and market yourself. Learn how to obtain merchandise that sells, list multiple items, establish an eBay store, become a power seller and earn a respectable income without leaving your home. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. M. Klink


AC 1659 10/30–11/27

Create Your Own Website PC5BW $60 ($50 Senior) Design your own customized website and/ or blog with an easy to learn editor. Learn to set up a webpage, format text, add photos or graphics, create links and create a Web store for products you would like to sell. Get information on buying a domain name and Web hosting services. Instruction on Windows 7 computer. Okay to bring your own laptop. Sec. 31 1–3 p.m. D. Huey


MAY 303 10/9–10/30

Creating a Web Page PC6CW $70 ($60 Senior) Create a simple website for your business, hobby or personal use. Start with an introduction to Dreamweaver CS5. Learn the steps College + Community • Fall 2012


Community Education Computer Technology

to making a website and which tools to use. This class covers creating a basic main page, inserting backgrounds and graphics, adding additional page(s), navigation and links. Get information on domain names, how to launch your site to the Internet and track visitors. Sec. 31 6–8:30 p.m. D. Huey


MAY 303 10/2–11/6

Introduction to Macintosh PC5MC $60 ($50 Senior) Hands-on course covers the Macintosh computer, its innovative features and utilization of the Mac OS. Designed for new Mac users, or any computer user interested in expanding computer skills. Sec. 31 10 a.m.–Noon D. Huey


VA 28 9/25–10/16

Have Fun with Photoshop: Beginning Level PC5PH $74 ($64 Senior) Make photos look better. Includes tips for working with digital photographs and scanned prints. Whether for personal use or occupational marketability, learn to fix common photographic problems, restore old photographs and even create original artwork using Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Sec. 91 7–9 p.m. D. Huey


AC 2554 9/24–12/3

An Introduction to HTML 5 with CSS 3 PC5SH $75 ($65 Senior) Back to the basics, no XML or XHTML, only the basics of laying out a page in HTML 5. Also covers CSS 3 basics that change font, size and color; bold, italicize or underline. Instruction on Windows 7 computer. Students may bring their own laptops. Sec. 31 1–3 p.m. D. Huey


MAY 303 11/13–12/11

Computacion Basica Intermedia para Estudiantes de Habla Hispana PC6SP $67 ($57 Senior) Este curso es disenado para personas sin experiencia o conocimiento previo en computacion. Esta clase provee introduccion al uso de computadoras, incluyendo email, Internet, sistema operativo de Windows y vocabulario technologico-basico. Sec. 91 11:30 a.m.–1:50 p.m. S AC 2600 J. Serratos 9/29–10/27 Sec. 92 11:30 a.m.–1:50 p.m. S AC 2600 J. Serratos 11/3–12/1

Computer Troubleshooting

Beginning West Coast Swing

PC5TS $67 ($57 Senior) Save time and money for your business or family by learning how to properly maintain and troubleshoot your desktop or laptop PC. Students will learn to perform memory and performance evaluations, set up or troubleshoot Internet connections, back up data, improve performances through updates, prevent and remove viruses and spyware, upgrade memory and install components.

REC3WC $69 ($59 Senior) Learning this fun, exciting dance will give you the basic skills and confidence needed to take your spot on any dance floor—at a wedding, in a ballroom or at a nightclub. Prerequisites: Some dancing experience (Beginning Ballroom or Night Club 2 Step/Cha Cha) and an enrolled partner.

Sec. 91 6:30–8:30 p.m. J. Fonseca

PE 139B 9/25–10/23

Basketball REC3BB $89 ($79 Senior) This class provides an opportunity for the student to receive instruction in the basic skills required for participation in the game of basketball. It is recommended for those desiring to develop their knowledge and understanding of the game while participating in an activity which will enhance their physical conditioning. Sec. 91 7:10–10 p.m. J. Hairston


PE GYM 9/24–12/10

Beginning Ballroom Dance REC3BD $69 ($59 Senior) Add fun to lifelong fitness through ballroom dancing! Whether you are new to the world of dancing, or simply in need of a refresher course, this class will provide the basic skills and confidence needed to take your spot on the dance floor. Covers the two foundational components: East Coast swing and waltz. Enrolled partner required. Sec. 91 6:30–7:30 p.m. M PE 114 Shioshi/Schalk 9/24–12/3

Intermediate Ballroom Dance REC4BD $59 ($49 Senior) A continuation of beginning ballroom reviewing the basic steps and rhythms of the waltz and East Coast swing while learning new steps and adding styling and musicality to your dancing. Prerequisite: Beginning Ballroom Dance or basic knowledge of waltz and East Coast swing. Enrolled partner required. Sec. 91 6:30–7:30 p.m. Shioshi/Schalk


FRVW 9/27–12/6

Tap Dance REC3TP $64 ($54 Senior) A rhythmic, fun way to exercise. Students will learn basic tap vocabulary and style culminating in a choreographed dance. Sec. 91 8–8:50 p.m. K. Miller




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Sec. 91 7:45–8:45 p.m. Shioshi/Schalk


PE 114 9/24–12/3

Intermediate West Coast Swing REC4WC $59 ($49 Senior) Continue to add fun and confidence to your West Coast swing. Review basic steps and rhythms. Learn new steps while adding styling and musicality. Prerequisite: Beginning West Cast swing or a basic knowledge of West Coast swing and an enrolled partner. Sec. 91 7:45–8:45 p.m. Shioshi/Schalk


FRVW 9/27–12/6

Adult Ballet REC4AB $88 ($78 Senior) Explore the beauty and joy of learning ballet technique and stretch techniques to classical music. All levels welcome. Sec. 91 8:30–10:30 a.m. S L. Morgan

PE 114 9/29–12/1

Beginning Ballet REC4BB $89 ($79 Senior) Designed to develop an appreciation of technique and style through participation. Pure technique will be stressed with emphasis on terminology, traditional background and personal value. Sec. 91 1:10–2:30 p.m. T/R PE 114 J. Kelly 9/25–12/11

Conscious Movement through Dance REC4CM $73 ($63 Senior) Explore movement as a portal entry to the body when breath, spirit and intent unite in conscious, authentic expression. Improve flexibility, cardiovascular and brain function while reducing stress and depression through self-paced practice. Enjoy music and build relationships while engaging in a unique opportunity to promote health and self-discovery. Sec. 91 6:30–8 p.m. M. Turner


PE 139E 9/27–12/6

Belly Dance Fitness REC4WB $64 ($54 Senior) Time to shimmy and shake your way to fitness! Experience the beauty and mystery of this ancient womens' dance. Body isolations, stretching, movement combinations and veil work will be included. Sec. 91 7–7:50 p.m. K. Miller


FRVW 9/24–12/3

Zumba Fitness REC5ZM $89 ($79 Senior) This Latin-inspired dance fitness program blends international music and infectious steps to form dance that is downright addictive. Incorporating cumbia, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, mambo, rumba, flamenco and hip-hop, both fast and slow rhythms help tone and sculpt the body. Dance hard and burn 600 – 1,000 calories each class! Sec. 91 5–5:50 p.m. TBD

M/W FRVW 9/24–11/28

Zumba Gold REC5ZMG $89 ($79 Senior) Lower intensity version of Zumba Fitness carefully designed to be easy to follow by individuals of any size or age. Zumba Gold is perfect for seniors, participants at lower fitness levels, or for individuals who have physical limitations. Sec. 91 4–4:50 p.m. TBD

M/W FRVW 9/24–11/28

Silver and Fit-Level 11 REC4AA $99 ($89 Senior) Designed for older adults who exercise one or two days per week. Increase flexibility, joint stability, dynamic balance, coordination, agility, reaction time, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Sec. 91 1–1:50 p.m. S. Dobson

M/W CAC 205 9/24–12/5

Group Power REC4GP $99 ($89 Senior) With simple movements such as squats, lunges, presses and curls, this 60-minute barbell program strengthens all major muscles in an inspiring, motivating group environment with fantastic music and awesome instructors. For all ages and fitness levels. Sec. 91 5:30–6:30 a.m. T/R CAC 205 S. Dobson 9/25–12/6 Sec. 92 5:30–6:20 p.m. R CAC 205 9/27–12/6 6:30–7:20 p.m. T CAC 205 S. Dobson 9/25–11/27




Recreation Group Ride

REC4GR $79-$99 ($69-$89 Senior) Pedal in groups, roll over hills, chase the pack, climb mountains and spin your way to burning calories and strengthening your lower body. This 60-minute cycling program is geared for anyone who can ride a bike. Motivating music, awesome instructors and an inspiring group environment let you ride on! Sec. 91 5:30 –6:30 a.m. W CAC 205 S. Dobson $79 9/26–12/5 Sec. 92 5:30–6:30 p.m. M/W CAC 205 S. Dobson $99 9/24–12/5

Group Kick REC4MM $99 ($89 Senior) This electric 60-minute fusion class of martial arts and boxing movements will kick your cardio fitness to the next level while defining and shaping your body and self confidence. Energetic music, awesome instructors and a group environment will keep you punching, kicking and smiling! Sec. 91 5:30–6:20 p.m. 6:30–7:20 p.m. S. Dobson


CAC 205 9/25–11/27 R CAC 205 9/27–11/29

Cardio Lower Body and Abs REC5CC $89 ($79 Senior) High intensity, low impact floor aerobic class. Burn fat and build muscular endurance with this cross-training workout. Free weights (8, 5, and 3 pounds), medicine balls, bands and free exercises will be used to enhance strength and promote muscle tone.

Keep Moving-Seniors

REC5KM $65 ($55 Senior) Improve your flexibility, range of motion and balance. Bring 1 or 2-pound weights for strength training and stretching. No floor exercise. Sec. 91 7:55–8:45 a.m. M/W/F ZION CH D. Glasnapp 9/24–11/30 Sec. 92 9:30–10:30 a.m. M/W/F CLUB EST D. Glasnapp 9/24–11/30 Sec. 93 10–11 a.m. T/R ZION CH D. Glasnapp 9/25–11/29

Pilates REC5LA $89 ($79 Senior) Mind-body exercises focusing on core body strength through stabilization and balance. Bring your own mat. Sec. 91 10–10:50 a.m. M/W/F PE 114 M. Reed 9/24–12/14

Lower Body and Abs REC5LB $89 ($79 Senior) A group approach to fitness through resistive exercise for increasing muscular strength and endurance in the legs as well as the lower back and abdominal wall. Classes will include orientations in performance technique and safety for each exercise. Sec. 91 11–11:50 a.m. M/W/F PE 114 M. Khorasani 9/24–12/14

Fitness Lap Swimming

Sec. 91 8–8:50 a.m. M/W/F PE 114 D. Kline 9/24–12/14

REC5LS $89 ($79 Senior) Designed for the swimmer who has intermediate or better swimming skill, and wishes to continue perfecting swimming strokes while improving fitness level through a structured training program. Not for beginners.

Exercise Bootcamp

Sec. 91 7:45–8:35 a.m. M/W/F PL 50 D. Markell 9/24–12/14

REC5EB $89 ($79 Senior) Targets overall body fitness. Includes walking, running, free weight training, calisthenics, group sports, endurance exercises and stretching. Each class includes warm up, a core set of exercise activities and cooldown with stretch. All fitness levels welcome. Sec. 91 6–7:05 a.m. M/T/W/R/F PE STDM E. Rizzo 9/24–10/26 Sec. 92 6–7:05 a.m. M/T/W/R/F PE STDM E. Rizzo 10/29–12/7

Water Aerobics by Moonlight REC5WM $89 ($79 Senior) Enjoy the moonlit ambiance of an indoor pool as you work out the day's frustrations. Learn new and innovative water aerobic exercises in the shallow end of the swimming pool. Fee includes on-duty lifeguard, use of pool, showers and locker room. Sec. 91 8–9 p.m. M. Furness

T/R RYMS POOL 9/25–11/29

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Community Education Health, Fitness and Recreation

Gentle Yoga

clothing; bring a sticky mat, blanket and pillow. Entry level class. Ages 18 and up.

REC5GY $84 ($74 Senior) Sculpt long, lean muscles, firm and tone, while building strength, flexibility and concentration. Reduce stress, calm and strengthen the mind, emotions, glands and organs with this gentle yoga workout. Wear loose, layered clothing and bring two towels. Sec. 91 6:10–7 p.m. G. Dollowitch

Sec. 91 9:05–10:35 a.m. M/W ZION CH M. Corgiat 9/24–11/28 Sec. 92 8–9:30 a.m. T/R ZION CH M. Corgiat 9/25–11/29 Sec. 93 6–7:20 p.m. T/R FAIR M. Corgiat 9/25–11/29

M/W PE 139E 9/24–11/28


REC4CY $99 ($89 Senior) Get the benefits of yoga in this chair-assisted class! Stretch and revitalize your whole body while challenging balance and developing core stabilization. End the session with relaxation emphasizing breathing techniques.

Sec. 91 4:30–5:20 p.m. M/W/F PE 114 J. Kelly 9/24–12/14

Sec. 91 Noon–12:45 p.m. M/W CAC 205 S. Dobson 9/24–12/5

Beginning Tai Chi

Mind-Body Yoga

REC5BTC $89 ($79 Senior) Tai Chi is a Chinese exercise form dating back thousands of years. Its graceful movements and slow tempo make it an ideal activity to improve the mind-body connection, balance and coordination. This art also has self-defense applications.

REC5MB $89 ($79 Senior) Experience mind-body connection and learn techniques to bring that connection into alignment for your highest good. Create a home practice plan that will promote strength, flexibility and peace of mind. Includes a brief introduction to yoga philosophy and meditation. Bring your own mat. Sec. 91 6–7:20 p.m. T/R PE 114 J. Darby 9/25–12/13 Sec. 92 10:40 a.m.–1:30 p.m. S PE 114 S. Pearson 9/29–12/15

Pilates and Yoga REC5P $79 ($69 Senior) Develop a strong, flexible and firm body with gentle exercises. Yoga and Pilates promote a healthy mind and body. Movements provide improving balance, increasing flexibility and abdominal strengthening while maintaining healthy breathing. Bring your own mat. Sec. 91 7:10–8 p.m. M/W PE 139E G. Dollowitch 9/24–11/28 Sec. 92 7:30–8:20 p.m. T/R PE 114 G. Dollowitch 9/25–11/29

Yoga for Health REC5Y $89 ($79 Senior) Balance your mind and body and reduce your stress. Learn proper body alignment and breath awareness through yoga poses that release tension, tone and strengthen muscles, bones and organs. Improve your ability to concentrate. Calm the mind and emotions and get a good night's sleep. Wear loose


Sec. 91 3:40–5 p.m. H. Affley

M/W PE 139E 9/24–12/12

Advanced Tai Chi Chuan and Broadsword

REC7TC $43 ($33 Senior) This class uses the entire Classical Yang Style long form of Tai Chi Chuan with attention to posture, breath and mindfulness. The Plum Flower Chinese broadsword set will also be practiced. Swords available for use in class. Sec. 91 7:10–8:10 p.m. B. Newman


FAIR 9/24–11/26

Beginning Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong REC5TC $43 ($33 Senior) Chinese internal form of Kung Fu with distinct health benefits: reduce the effects of stress, develop leg power; hip, shoulder and spine flexibility in the hips, increased stamina, improve balance and posture. Includes the Qigong Eight Pieces of Brocade and the first section of the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan form. The benefits are life-changing. Sec. 31 2–3 p.m. B. Newman Sec. 91 6–7 p.m. B. Newman

REC3TK $89 ($79 Senior) Basic instruction in the art of Tae Kwon Do (Korean Karate) as taught by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation and USAT (United States of America Tae Kwon Do). Sec. 91 6:30–9:30 p.m. W PE 114 M. Foulke 9/26–12/12

REC5YO $89 ($79 Senior) This class is a combination of yoga poses and Pilates precision. Learn correct body placement and attain inner muscular strength. The results will be better body awareness, circulation and healthier breathing techniques. Bring your own mat.

Chair Yoga

Beginning Tae Kwon Do


MAY 101 9/24–11/26 M FAIR 9/24–11/26 • Call 503-491-7572 and register today to reserve your seat in a class!

Reiki Level 1

HE3RK $120 ($110 Senior) Learn how to give Reiki treatments for yourself and others. Reiki is a method of stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. Reiki is a re-connection with the energy from a divine source. Learn how to become a conduit for this energy. Participants will practice giving sessions to themselves and others in the class. Sec. 91 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. S J. Hashizume

AC 2707 9/29

Reiki Level 2

HE4RK $120 ($110 Senior) This class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. You will learn the Reiki Level 2 symbols and how to use them to help heal unwanted habits and facilitate distant healings. Practice time includes giving and receiving a Reiki treatment. Sec. 91 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. J. Hashizume


AC 2707 9/30

Intro to Herbs for Health HE4HS $49 ($39 Senior) Explore the history of herbs for health and how they may be used to support the immune, cardiovascular and digestive systems. As time permits, students will learn how to make formulas, tinctures, salves and other herbal remedies. Learn how herbs may be used to make useful, inexpensive holiday gifts. Sec. 91 1–4 p.m. M. Turner


AC 2756 9/22–11/17

Bicycle Maintenance and Repair REC4MR $89 ($79 Senior) Learn the essentials of bicycle maintenance, from simple tune ups and adjustments to common roadside repairs—applicable to all types of bicycles. Sec. 91 7–9 p.m. N. Jones Sec. 92 7–9 p.m. N. Jones


ORIM 9/26 ORIM 10/24

Land Navigation with Map and Compass

REC5LN $79 ($69 Senior) For the outdoor professional or weekend hiker, this course offers land navigation, orienteering information and opportunities to practice outdoors. Includes understanding map symbols, traveling by compass or map, finding bearings, sketching maps, traveling in the wilderness and using GPS. $12 textbook purchase required. Sec 91 1–3:30 p.m. M. Allen


TBD 9/28–12/14

Private Pilot Ground School AV5 $295 ($285 Senior) Introduction to pilot training with initial ground instruction in aeronautical skills and knowledge. Obtain a basic working knowledge of flight aerodynamics, aircraft instruments and systems, airspace and airport operations, air traffic control and radar services, radio communications, basic flight physiology, sources of flight information, fundamentals of weather theory, aviation weather hazards and much more. For a full class description, visit Sec. 91 6–8:30 p.m. J. Bailey

M/W TTD ARPT 9/24–12/5

Abuse Prevention Training LAN4SP Free Learn how to teach the children in your life that they have a right to feel safe, to understand what it means to be safe and to know what to do when they are feeling unsafe. Teachers and parents will walk away with skills and confidence to start conversations with the children in their lives. Sec. 91 1–4 p.m. R. Seemann

F 10/12

AC 2057

Driver Education ODOT Certified DRV4DE $315 ($305 Senior) Course includes 30 classroom hours and 12 hours of in-vehicle training consisting of six hours behind-the-wheel with professional driving instructors and six hours of in-car observation (scheduled outside classroom hours). Learn safe driving techniques and etiquette. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate for submission to the DMV office at time of licensure and for insurance discounts. To register for this course, please call Oregon Driver Training Institute at 503-225-0770. See for more information. Students over the age of 17, or who already have their





license, or who obtain their license prior to course completion will be charged an additional $210. Sec. 31 9 a.m.–Noon STAFF Sec. 91 2 –5 p.m. STAFF


HOM4BS $30 ($20 Senior) For parents/caregivers of babies age 6-24 months. Learn everything you need to know to get started using sign language with your pre-verbal baby. Teach your baby to "talk" before s/he can talk! Adults-only workshop, but non-mobile babies are welcome.

MAY 306 9/15–12/1 AC 1309 9/15–12/1

Building Wealth with Real Estate FIN4BW $29 ($19 Senior) The first night is an overview of a process for getting from where you are financially to where you want to be using real estate as the investment vehicle. The second night is a planning workshop to put these principles into application. Workbook included. Sec. 31 6:30–8 p.m. S. Straub Sec. 91 6:30–8 p.m. S. Straub

M/W MAY 307 9/24–9/26 T/R AC 3316 10/16–10/18

Financial Strategies FIN5M $49 ($39 Senior) Provides essential strategies and information to those close to retirement, and those as many as 15 years from retirement. Inflation, investments, taxes and more are taught in the context of retirement planning. A $49 fee per family of two will be paid to the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce. To register, call Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce at 503-665-1131. Sec. 91 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. S AC 1775 W. von Borstel 10/6–10/20 Sec. 92 6:15–9:45 p.m. R AC 1775 W. von Borstel 10/11–10/25

Social Security Strategies FIN3SS $49 ($39 Senior) A detailed overview of your Social Security and retirement planning alternatives taught in an easy-to-understand format in an informal classroom setting. A $49 fee per family of two will be paid to the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce. To register, call Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce at 503-665-1131. Sec. 91 6:15–8:45 p.m. T W. von Borstel Sec. 92 6:15–8:45 p.m. W W. von Borstel

AC 1775 9/25 AC 3303 10/3

Baby Signs

Sec. 91 6–7:30 p.m. A. Bazley


AC 1553 10/10

Sign, Say and Play with Baby

HOM4SP $72 ($62 Senior) Learn how to communicate with your preverbal baby! Parents/caregivers and babies 6-24 months are welcome to join this fun, interactive play class! Learn how to use sign language with your baby. Read books, sing songs and play games that promote language and cognitive development. Sec. 91 10–11 a.m. A. Bazley


AC 1775 10/5–11/9

Welcome to Medicare! HE4MC Free Medicare doesn't have to be confusing. Learn to understand Medicare basics and make informed choices. Topics: Medicare eligibility and enrollment; Parts A, B, C and D; covered services; Medicare insurance policies; and problem resolution. Taught by trained volunteers in cooperation with Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services. Sec. 91 7–9:15 p.m. B. Earnest Sec. 92 10 a.m.–12:15 p.m. B. Earnest Sec. 93 7–9:15 p.m. B. Earnest Sec. 94 10 a.m.–12:15 p.m. B. Earnest


AC 1001 9/27 AC 1001 10/20 AC 1001 11/15 AC 1001 12/15

Concealed Handgun Permit Class GUN4CH $49 ($39 Senior) This one-evening class is designed to satisfy all requirements to obtain an Oregon Concealed Handgun Permit. Covers safety and responsibility of firearm ownership, how to obtain a Concealed Handgun Permit, where

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Sustainable Residential Landscaping


HRT4SL $69 ($59 Senior) Learn residential landscaping using sustainable techniques in landscape design, soil preparation, plant selection, plant care and maintenance.


the permit is valid and use of deadly force as described in ORS (Oregon Revised Statutes). Students who complete class as specified by instructor receive a certificate of completion. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. S. Curtain Sec. 92 6–9 p.m. S. Curtain


AC 2728 10/1 AC 2728 11/5

Get a Grip: Managing Your Space, Paper and Time HOM4CC $29 ($19 Senior) Taught by a professional organizer, learn the proven strategies to become better organized. Learn what to keep, sell, toss, donate or recycle. Organize your paper to help manage bills and prepare for tax season. Create a clutter-free home with more space and time for you and your family. Sec. 91 1–3 p.m. C. Reineccius Sec. 92 1–3 p.m. C. Reineccius


AC 1775 10/13 AC 1775 11/17

Clearing Clutter: It’s Not About the Stuff

HOM4MC $29 ($19 Senior) Take a look at your home. Are there stacks of magazines, books and mail taking up space? Are your closets a mess? Are there parts of your house that you're too embarrassed to show people? Once you understand what's behind the clutter, it makes it so much easier to deal with. Learn how just a few small, easy changes can have a big impact on your life. Sec. 91 6:30–8:30 p.m. W L. Binns

AC 1502 10/24

Energize Your Office for Business Success

Sec. 91 6:30–8:30 p.m. W L. Binns 16

Discovering Your Civil War Ancestor

Writing Your Memoirs

HOM4CW $89 ($79 Senior) If your family was in the U.S. in the 1860s, chances are at least one of your relatives served in either the Union or Confederate armies during the U.S. Civil War. Using the Internet, your family records and important primary sources, learn the details of your ancestor's Civil War service.

LAN4MM $47 ($37 Senior) Create the perfect gift for your family, friends or even yourself! A record of your life and experiences expressed with your personal style. Longtime, well respected instructor helps you weave the fabric of your life into a story for future generations to read and cherish.

Sec. 91 10 a.m.–Noon K. Eakman

Sec. 91 1–3 p.m. R. Mahoney


AC 2554 10/6–11/3

Genealogy 101: Getting Started HOM4GA $89 ($79 Senior) This is a hands-on, computer-based course designed to teach the foundational steps for creating a family tree and researching your genealogy. Using a wide range of computerbased resources, databases and software, you will learn to uncover the facts of your ancestry. Learn to review and evaluate sources for accuracy. Students must be computer and Internet literate. Sec. 91 6–8 p.m. K. Eakman

M/W AC 1659 10/8–10/24

Unearthing the Real You

HOM4UY $29 ($19 Senior) Using a variety of personality inventories, discover who you are, how you are unique and what that all means. By unearthing the real you, pursue the career best suited to your personality, search for love in all the right places and better appreciate the differences of others. This course will help you with life's challenges simply by knowing yourself better. Sec. 91 5:30–7 p.m.


J. Blaney

AC 1251 10/11-11/1

Pruning Like a Pro

HOM4RP $29 ($19 Senior) The environment that you work in is crucial to your business success. From cubicles to the corner suite, you can enhance your work area in ways that will make a positive difference. Learn to recognize areas that may be holding you back. Learn to incorporate simple changes in your work space to enhance prosperity and achieve professional goals.

Sec. 91 6:30–8:30 p.m. M/T/R FISH 1 S. Schmidt 10/8–10/11

HRT4P $69 ($59 Senior) This is a three-part class to learn how to prune your landscape plants and trees with safety, using scientific and common sense methods. Sec. 91 6:30–8:30 p.m. T/W/R FISH 1 S. Schmidt 9/25–9/27

AC 1502 11/7 • Call 503-491-7572 and register today to reserve your seat in a class!


FAIR 9/27–12/6

Professional Novel and Memoir Writing LAN4NM $73 ($63 Senior) Provides a basic framework and experience for writing both fiction and nonfiction. Develop and complete your book-length project through professional critiques and peer review in this comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Sec. 31 6–8:30 p.m. C. Hiday


MAY 310 9/26–12/5

Short Story Writing and Publishing

LAN4PM $29 ($19 Senior) In this course, students develop writing and literacy skills through selected readings, short lectures and collaborative writing exercises. Learn how to get connected with local writing communities through writing circles, blogging and small press publication resources. This course helps students become well-rounded fiction writers. Sec. 31 6:30–8:30 p.m. W MAY 307 J. Gapinski 9/26–11/14

Beginning Screenwriting LAN5SW $59 ($49 Senior) Learn about story concept, characterization, structure, scene writing, dialogue and formatting. Not just a lecture course, includes give-and-take discussion and homework assignments. Students will pick their story, write their first scenes and then discuss them at length in class. The class is designed to give the student enough confidence to write a first draft screenplay. Sec. 31 7–9 p.m. D. Alexander


MAY 9/27–11/1

Grammar Refresher

Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Online $94 Gain confidence in your ability to produce grammatically correct writing. Whether you’re a student or professional, a published or beginning writer, this course will help you navigate and master the linguistic twists and turns inherent in English grammar. Grammar is fun if you know the rules. Interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put into practice everything you learn.

LAN5MC $120 ($110 Senior) Intimidated about learning Chinese? You won't be after taking this easy introduction to basic Mandarin Chinese! In a fun, relaxed atmosphere, you will learn to hear, pronounce and speak basic words and sentences—plus learn a little calligraphy! Includes cultural fundamentals to help you better understand this wonderful country and people. Sec. 91 10–11:30 a.m. K. Knight

Start Date(s): 9/19, 10/17, 11/14 and 12/12 Enroll at

Poetry with Poetics on the Side

LAN4WP $29 ($19 Senior) Poetry is better when you know what's going on. There are many styles in which poets write brilliantly; how do they do it, and how can you? What are poetics? What's prosody? What's the difference? And what about form? This unstuffy course combines learning the answers by reading and writing poems in your own style. You'll never look at a poem— or song—the same way again. Sec. 91 6:30–8 p.m. S. Lynch


AC 2606 9/25–12/4

How to Teach English Abroad LAN4TA $29 ($19 Senior) Do you have a college degree and a desire to travel? Then, the world is waiting for you. Learn the process needed to teach English around the world from an experienced instructor who has a Master's in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). If you are considering a TESOL career, this class will give you the knowledge to make an informed decision. Sec. 91 7–8:30 p.m. C. Martinez


AC 1584 10/16–10/23

Conversational Japanese LAN5J $69 ($59 Senior) Learn conversational Japanese for travel, business or just fun. This course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language. Guided by a native Japanese instructor, you'll learn useful conversational phrases and vocabulary while gaining cultural knowledge. Sec. 91 6:30–8:30 p.m. W AC 2756 T. Akiyama-Becker 9/26–11/28


AC 2700 9/27–11/15

Basic Russian through Russian Folk Songs

LAN5RU $89 ($79 Senior) Designed for those interested in learning the basics of Russian language while learning to sing or listen to traditional Russian songs and ballads. Emotive Russian folk songs will acquaint you with many aspects of Russian life, history and traditions. Guided by a native Russian folk singer and guitar player. Sec. 91 6–8:30 p.m. N. Hougen


AC 1553 9/24–11/26

Learn Spanish Gently LAN5S $87 ($77 Senior) A conversational course with a wealth of practical expressions. Taught by an experienced instructor in a relaxed setting designed to aid you in your career, travels and intercultural communication. Sec. 91 6–8:30 p.m. C. Bass Sec. 92 6–8:30 p.m. I. Almada Sec. 93 6:30–9 p.m. C. Albertson


AC 2756 9/24–11/26 T DDSO 202 9/25–11/27 W IT 24 9/26–12/12

Learn Spanish Gently-Intermediate LAN5SI $87 ($77 Senior) An advanced conversational course with a wealth of practical expressions. Taught by an experienced instructor in a relaxed setting designed to aid you in your career, travel and intercultural communication. Sec. 91 6–8:30 p.m. A. Long


AC 2756 9/25–11/27

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Has Moved For directions, please check our website at or contact us via phone 503-491-7658 or email

Class Locations MHCC Gresham Campus Buildings 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham

AC Academic Center AQ Aquatic Center ECC Early Childhood Center GE G.E. Classroom FI Fisheries IT Industrial Technology PE Physical Education VA Visual Arts Center Campus maps available online at BCAH

The Bruning Center for Allied Health Education 1484 N.W. Civic Dr., Gresham 503-491-6700

BRID Bridlewood Horsemanship Center

35649 S.E. Lusted Rd., Boring

CAC Cascade Athletic Club - 205 9260 S.E. Stark St., Portland CENT Centennial High School 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave., Gresham CLHS Cascade Locks High School 300 Wa Na Pa St., Cascade Locks CLUB Club Estates East 12260 S.E. Main St., Portland DD David Douglas High School 1001 S.E. 135th Ave., Portland DDSO David Douglas South Building 1500 S.E. 130th Ave., Portland ECTC Energy Conservation Training Center 11517 N.E. Marx St., Portland FAIR Fairlawn Community Center 1280 N.E. Kane Rd., Gresham FRVW Fairview Community Center 300 Harrison St., Fairview LUKE St. Luke’s 120 S.W. Towle Ave., Gresham MAY MHCC Maywood Park Campus 10100 N.E. Prescott St., Portland 503-491-6100 ORIM Outer Rim Bike Shop 10625 N.E. Halsey St., Portland RYMS Reynolds Middle School Pool 1200 N.E. 201st Ave., Fairview SBDC

Small Business Development Center 501 N.E. Hood Ave., Suite 240, Gresham

TTD Portland-Troutdale Airport N.W. Perimeter Way, Troutdale ZION Zion Church of Christ 2025 N.E. 23rd Ave., Gresham

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non-credit online classes MHCC, in partnership with Education2Go, an industry leader in online learning for adults, offers online training programs for many in-demand workforce skills and occupations. Professionals from each respective field provide effective, up-to-date Web-based instruction. With MHCC’s online classes, students can work and study on their own time and keep their full-time jobs. • Choose from classes that are instructor-facilitated or self-paced. • Many classes cost $94 and start throughout the term. • Hundreds of online classes available, covering a wide variety of subjects and interests. • Read your lesson and ask questions of your instructor at a time convenient to you.

TO REGISTER: For more classes or to register go to or call 503-491-7571. For more information call 503-491-7571. COURSE SECTIONS: A new section of each online class will begin Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. Each course consists of 12 two-hour sessions, provided twice weekly, over a sixweek period. The lessons are supplemented by interactive quizzes, tutorials and online discussion via the Web.

This is only a partial list of our many class offerings. For a complete directory, please visit

CAREER & PROFESSIONAL Accounting Fundamentals Fundamentals of Supervision & Management Going Green at the Workplace Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay Wow, What a Great Event! Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business Creating a Successful Business Plan Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials Explore a Career as a Paralegal Explore a Career as a Pharmacy Technician Explore a Career in a Dental Office Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Get Assertive! Get Funny! Healing Through Hypnosis Keys to Effective Communication Certificate in End of Life Care Certificate in Gerontology Introduction to Natural Health and Healing GED Preparation SAT/ACT Preparation GMAT Preparation GRE Preparation LSAT Preparation Discover Digital Photography Secrets of Better Photography Photoshop Elements 8 for the Digital Photographer Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals Going Green at Home


Assisting Aging Parents Understanding Adolescents Speed Spanish I and II Where Does All My Money Go? Personal Finance Introduction to Stock Options Keys to Successful Money Management Creating K-12 Learning Materials Solving Classroom Discipline Problems Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom Survival Kit for New Teachers Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies that Work Ready, Set, Read! Singapore Math: Number Sense and Computational Strategies Spanish for the Classroom Spanish for Medical Professionals Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals Teaching Smarter with SMART Boards Teaching Adult Learners

WRITING & PUBLISHING Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers Grammar Refresher The Keys to Effective Editing Get Grants! A to Z Grant Writing Writing Effective Grant Proposals Beginning Writer’s Workshop Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published Effective Business Writing Writing Essentials Writing for Children Travel Writing Writing for ESL

COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY Computer Skills for the Workplace Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Introduction to Microsoft Access Introduction to Microsoft Excel Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction to Microsoft Publisher Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010 Introduction to Illustrator CS3 Introduction to QuickBooks 2009 & 2010 Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2010 Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS4 and CS5 Photoshop CS4 for the Digital Photographer Adobe Flash CS5 Introduction to C++ Programming Introduction to Java Programming Introduction to CSS and XHTML Help for the Helpdesk Introduction to PHP and MySQL Creating Web Pages I & II Intermediate Dreamweaver Intermediate SQL Introduction to Dreamweaver CS5 Creating a Classroom Website Designing Effective Websites Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Introduction to Networking Intermediate Networking Wireless Networking Introduction to Programming Introduction to PC Security Basic CompTIA® A+ Certification Prep CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep CompTIA® Network+ Certification Prep PMP Certification Prep 1

community skills center TO GET STARTED: 1. Register anytime at 503-491-6100.

The Community Skills Center at the Maywood Park Campus (102nd & N.E. Prescott) offers self-paced computer and office skills classes designed to upgrade your job skills. • Open seven days a week. • Register and begin classes at any time. • Work at your own pace. • Set your own schedule to meet requirements. • Take up to 10 weeks after you register to complete a course. • Instructors are available to help guide you through your course.

TESTING SERVICES • CPT*, Tues. noon–8 p.m. (walk-ins) • Test proctoring for MHCC online courses during open lab hours.

2. Purchase textbook and supplies in the business office at the MHCC Maywood Park Campus. 3. Pick up course materials at the Community Skills Center and start class.

* College Placement Test

For information call 503-491-6122

COMMUNITY SKILLS CENTER FALL TERM HOURS: Closed Nov. 12, 21, 22 and 23. Last day of fall term is Dec. 14. Monday, Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Beginning Computer for ESL GEN6BE

$90 ($80 Senior)

A fun way to learn the basics of computers for students with limited knowledge of English. Using a visual approach, it takes students with intermediate English reading skills through the basics of using a computer to perform elementary tasks. Learn about Windows, simple documents, the Internet and email. Prerequisite: Low-intermediate ESL reading proficiency.

Beginning Computers for Seniors GEN6BN

$45 ($35 Senior)

Discover the excitement of learning new skills! Computers are an integral part of everyday life and keeping in touch with friends and family. This self-guided course teaches the student about Windows, word processing, email and Internet. Find out how to use them to your advantage. Instructional help is available in the lab.

Introduction to the Internet and Emailing GEN6CIA

$90 ($80 Senior)

Discover how the Internet can change your life! Learn the skills to locate websites, shop safely online and search the Web for specific information. The choices are unlimited! You will also learn the skills for Web-based email to communicate with friends and family. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows.

Proofreading at the Computer GEN6DF

$75 ($65 Senior)

Improve the quality of your written communications. In today's workplace it's important to produce documents that are error free. Brush

Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

up on your knowledge of grammar and learn how to get the most out of your word processor's writing tools. This class teaches simple methods of proofreading used by professional proofreaders that you can apply to any document. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

Protect, Clean and Speed Up Your PC GEN6MS

$45 ($35 Senior)

This class is a non-technical, easy, fun way to learn how to protect and maintain your home computer. Information is provided so you understand security risks you may encounter and the actions needed to overcome them. Keep your PC running smoothly with regular tune-ups, to ensure it lives longer, performs better and avoids debilitating crashes.

Keyboarding Basics GEN6OB

$90 ($80 Senior)

Designed for individuals who have little or no training in typing or keyboarding. This course introduces students to techniques that will allow them to memorize the order of the keys and practice typing for speed and accuracy. The focus of this class is on typing without looking at the computer keyboard or backtracking to fix mistakes.

Keyboarding Skillbuilding GEN6OC

$90 ($80 Senior)

Intended for students who need to refine and further develop speed and accuracy skills. Learn the symbols and numeric keys. Increase your productivity while enhancing your marketability! Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding skills.

Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday Noon – 4 p.m.

10-Keypad on the Computer $90 ($80 Senior)


Designed to teach the computer numeric keypad by touch with speed and accuracy using industry standards. This skill is especially helpful to people in the fields of data entry, accounting, office administration, insurance, banking, finance and any other work that requires numeric input.

Fundamentals of Photoshop $120 ($110 Senior)


Photoshop is an incredibly popular software tool used to enhance photos. Explore digital imaging techniques through this hands-on, project-oriented course. You'll have no trouble following this step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach as you learn how to edit photos, use selection tools, create and manipulate layers, apply filtering techniques, prepare your images for printing and much more!

Digital Photo Editing for Seniors GEN6SDP

$45 ($35 Senior)

Digital cameras are among the hottest consumer items on the market! This class will help you learn the many features of digital photo editing. It includes instructions on using scanners, printers and photo CDs. Subjects such as scanning old photos and slides and repairing damaged photos are covered in detail. Textbook comes bundled with a CD-ROM containing the full version of the digital photo editing program ArcSoft PhotoStudio.

Google for Seniors GEN6SGO

$45 ($35 Senior)

Besides its popular search engine, Google has produced many useful applications. These College + Community • Fall 2012


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applications are free to download and install. With Google Earth you can check your vacation destination in advance from a bird's-eye view. With Google Maps you can plan your route. Additional applications include Chat and Google Talk. Learn how to publish an online journal with Blogger and create a simple website with Google Sites. Google for Seniors is a fun class that guides you through some of Google's most popular features!

Interesting Online Applications for Seniors GEN6SIA

$45 ($35 Senior)

The Web is a great place to find free online tools and applications that allow better communication with friends and family and gives you the opportunity to enjoy other activities. View almost every spot on the globe with Google Earth. Create your own blog or journal with Blogger. Discover how to use eBay to buy and sell just about anything. Create your own personal Web page in Facebook. Invite all your friends to view your vacation pictures in an online photo album created with MyPhotoAlbum. This exciting class introduces you to 13 of the most popular online applications.

Internet & Email for Seniors GEN6SIE

$45 ($35 Senior)

Have fun learning how to navigate through the Internet. Use Windows Live to create and send emails, add attachments and manage your email folders. Discover the variety of websites and search the Web for specific information. You will also find out how to protect your computer from spyware and viruses. This class is for anyone who feels lost on the Internet! Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows

MS Office for Seniors GEN6SMO

$45 ($35 Senior)

Do you want to learn how MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) can enhance your everyday life? Then, this is the class for you! Write a letter, make a budget, create a digital photo album and much more. Register for this self-paced class and find out how MS Office can help you! Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows

More Windows 7 for Seniors GEN6SMW

$45 ($35 Senior)

Expand on Windows 7 for Seniors and discover some of the most useful, practical and fun components of Windows 7. Learn about computer security, creating user accounts, burning CDs and DVDs and setting parental controls. Important issues will be dealt with so you can work safely and efficiently. Find fun ways to organize your photo collection and view photos with Windows Photo Viewer, along with using Windows Media Player to play music and movies. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows


Picasa for Seniors $45 ($35 Senior)


Present and organize photo collections using Picasa, a free and easy-to-use photo management program. Apply several useful editing options, such as removing red eye, improving color quality and cropping photos. Print your pictures or create a slide show. Learn to safeguard pictures by burning them to a CD or DVD. Create Web albums or publish photos to a blog.

Photo and Video Editing for Seniors GEN6SPV

$45 ($35 Senior)

In Windows 7, create beautiful pictures through editing in the user-friendly Windows Live Photo Gallery program. Share your photos in an online photo album or slide show. With Windows Live Movie Maker, create professional-looking movies with your videos and photos from vacations or any event! Add special effects, transitions, sound and captions to your movie. To share a video youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn how to prepare and send it by email, burn it to a DVD or upload it to YouTube. This class will discuss how to import your videos and photos from a digital video camera, photo camera, mobile phone or other external storage device.

Windows Live Essentials for Seniors GEN6SWL

$45 ($35 Senior)

Do you take pictures and want to share them with friends? With just a few mouse clicks you can convert your own Windows Live Web space into a beautiful photo album. From any place in the world you can use the Internet to access your blog, email messages, calendar and address book, all created with Windows Essentials Live programs. Edit video files and change them into online movies or conduct a video conversation and have a live chat with your friends. Take this fun class to learn step-bystep how to use all of these program elements and many more.

Windows 7 GEN6WN

$90 ($80 Senior)

This class is perfect for first time computer users. Learn the latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 7, in a friendly atmosphere. This self-guided course focuses on Windows 7 fundamentals with an emphasis on the file management skills you need to master today's computers.

Publisher - Level I GEN6YBC*

$90 ($80 Senior)

Publisher is one of Microsoft Office Suite's hidden gems. Learn how to create publications from scratch or use one of the hundreds of business and personal designs in Publisher. Highlights of this course include creating and

editing a publication, designing a newsletter, customizing a tri-fold brochure and creating an email letter. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows.

Publisher - Level II GEN6YBD*

$90 ($80 Senior)

Designed for the student with some Publisher experience who is interested in using Publisher as a complete application for small business. Prerequisite: Publisher - Level I or consent of instructor.

Microsoft Office Essentials GEN6YOA*

$120 ($110 Senior)

A great place to start! This introduces students to Microsoft Office Suite, the most commonly used software in the business world today. The emphasis is on learning basics of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Students will also gain knowledge of the Windows user interface and file management skills.

Microsoft Office Essentials with Keyboarding GEN6YOB*

$180 ($170 Senior)

This introduces students to Microsoft Office Suite, the most commonly used software in the business world today, while learning to type. The emphasis is on learning the basics of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Students will also gain knowledge of the Windows user interface and file management skills. Learn to type by touch and build speed and accuracy with this self-guided keyboarding program. Increases your confidence in operating computers!

Microsoft Office Essentials Level II GEN6YOC*

$165 ($155 Senior)

Expand your knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite by performing more advanced assignments in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Topics include formatting Word documents, working with charts and formulas in Excel, querying and maintaining an Access database and designing a PowerPoint presentation. Discover how each program can be used to produce quality business documents you can be proud of! Prerequisite: Introductory knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Access Level I GEN6ZAA*

$90 ($80 Senior)

Discover the benefits of using a database by focusing on the basics of Access in this self-guided course. Learn to create and enter data, extract the data (queries), build efficient front-ends for that data (forms) and publish the results in an easy-to-read format (reports). Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows environment.

* When registering choose section 30 for MS 2010 or section 31 for MS 2007.

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Access Level II GEN6ZAB*

$90 ($80 Senior)

Master intermediate Access tools and techniques required to create a user-friendly database in this self-guided course. Present your data in attractive reports and forms. Create macros that make a database intuitive enough for a computer novice to use. Prerequisite: Access Level I or consent of instructor.

PowerPoint Level II GEN6ZPB*

$90 ($80 Senior)

Produce presentations enhanced with visual and audio elements that will be remembered by your target audience. PowerPoint 2007 gives you the flexibility to create, revise and reuse a presentation to fit your needs. Learn to make an animated self-running presentation. Prerequisite: Beginning knowledge of PowerPoint 2007, PowerPoint - Level I or consent of instructor.

Excel Level I GEN6ZEA*

$90 ($80 Senior)

Explore, experiment and take advantage of the features of Excel. Learn how to build a basic spreadsheet, create an embedded chart and use formulas, functions and formatting. Use your new skills to complete calculations, make decisions, graph data and develop professional-looking reports! Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

Excel Level II GEN6ZEB*

$90 ($80 Senior)

Excel Level II focuses on streamlining and enhancing spreadsheets with templates, charts, graphics and formulas. Apply visual elements and advanced formulas to a worksheet to display data in various formats. Topics include financial tables, data tables and amortization schedules. Create, sort and query tables, create templates and work with multiple worksheets and workbooks. Increase your confidence and build problem solving skills! Prerequisite: Basic Knowledge of Excel.

Outlook Level I GEN6ZMA*

$75 ($65 Senior)

Outlook is commonly used in business environments to communicate and coordinate with colleagues. Discover how to send, receive, reply to and forward email messages. Organize your schedule and events using Calendar tools. Maintain contact lists, to-do lists and notes. Topics include creating distribution lists, attaching files to messages and opening and saving attached files. Streamline your workplace today.

PowerPoint Level I GEN6ZPA*

$90 ($80 Senior)

Unlock your creativity with PowerPoint. Create professional-looking slide shows using well designed layouts. Modify these layouts to create custom slides to fit your specific needs and enhance your information. Add illustrations, shapes, custom backgrounds, transitions and diagrams. Fun and simple to use! Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows environment.

Word Level I $90 ($80 Senior)


Word is a full feature word processing program that allows you to create professional-looking documents and revise them with ease. Explore ways to create fliers, letters, memos, resumes and more. Utilize Word editing tools to improve your work. Discover formatting techniques to visually enhance your documents by adding borders, pictures and images. A great class to take! Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

Word Level II GEN6ZWB*

$90 ($80 Senior)

Extend your basic skills and knowledge of Word and create more intricate and varied documents. Existing skills and knowledge are enhanced by covering more advanced aspects of key topics such as formatting, tables and lists. New features are introduced such as merging, envelopes, mailing labels, multiple columns, text boxes and WordArt. Produce professionallooking documents that reflect the quality of your work! Prerequisite: Word - Level I or consent of instructor.

Word Level III $105 ($95 Senior)


Our advanced course teaches the most challenging features and functionality of Word including integrating Word with other programs, collaborating on documents, managing document versions, adding reference marks and notes and using XML in Word. This is an ideal course for experienced users who want to fully utilize Word. Prerequisite: Intermediate knowledge of Word.

QuickBooks GEN7DQ

$120 ($110 Senior)

Class teaches you how to set up your company right the first time. Using QuickBooks, you can get rid of your stacks of paperwork, and manage your customers, vendors, products and financial data easily in orderly lists. You can extract the information from these lists to generate accurate and professional-looking invoices, billing statements and payroll checks. Get busi-

* When registering choose section 30 for MS 2010 or section 31 for MS 2007.

ness savvy with QuickBooks! Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of accounting principles, the personal computer and small business.

Basic Business Writing Technique GEN7GR

$90 ($80 Senior)

Wouldn't you like to feel more confident about your writing skills? Those who write well get noticed and are valued in an organization. This class will teach you how to write with a purpose, avoid common errors and proofread and apply business editing techniques. Review your grammar skills and create and format business documents, letters, memos, email messages and short reports. Review grammar and punctuation for effective writing.

MS Office Business Simulation GEN7OS

$120 ($110 Senior)

Using your fundamental Microsoft Office Suite skills, produce practical and realistic business projects. Complete assignments that require the creation of documents, forms, presentations, worksheets and database tools for a business. Take this class to increase your workplace competency.

Photoshop Plus GEN7PH

$120 ($110 Senior)

Expand your knowledge of Photoshop with this self-guided intermediate course. Discover how to fix photographs by removing flaws, resizing, correcting exposure and utilizing the healing brush tool. Create multiple versions of images for use in various projects. Learn to transform your photographs today!

Medical Vocabulary MO16S

$110 ($100 Senior)

Knowing medical terminology is essential in any area of the medical field. We offer this noncredit, self-paced course that teaches the basic elements of medical words (prefixes, roots and suffixes). Medical abbreviations are studied so the student is able to analyze, define and build medical terms that are most commonly used within the clinic/hospital environment.

Community Skills Center Membership - Learn Computers & More! PC4CSC

$89 ($79 Senior)

Enjoy 10 weeks of unlimited access to over 1,400 computer and business skills online training videos, hands-on practice files, MS Office and Adobe software, Wi-Fi, meeting spaces, library serves, technical assistance and more! Join anytime! Located conveniently at the Maywood Park Campus (102nd & NE Prescott). For hours or more information visit csc or call 503-491-6122.

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business & industry workforce training Offering personalized, innovative services to prepare your company to compete successfully in the global marketplace Business and Industry Workforce Training (BIWT) at Mt. Hood Community College is the employer's connection to customized, affordable training programs designed to strengthen a business workforce, enhance leadership skills, improve productivity and increase profitability. BIWT can provide customized training, including: • Computer software skills • Continuing education for professional licensing • Industry-specific training • Leadership and supervisory skills • Professional communication skills

CONSTRUCTION Building Analyst & Envelope Professional Training Prepare yourself for the fast growing energy efficiency industry. Earn two Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certifications in eight weeks of weeknight and weekend classes without having to take time off from your day job. The training includes BPI national certification testing. Date: 10/18–11/9 Time: Thurs.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Place: ECTC Fee: $2,995 Date: 10/31–12/14 Time: Wed., 5:30–8:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Place: ECTC Fee: $2,995

Heating Professional Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification is the nationally approved training standard of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. BPI Building Analyst or Performance Tested Comfort Systems certification (PTCS) is a required prerequisite. Date: 9/17–9/22 Time: Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Place: ECTC Fee: $1,495


• Project management and continuous improvement • Specialized training such as Lean Manufacturing/ Lean Contracting • Training and credentials in workplace health and safety • Workplace language classes Employer clients working with MHCC include: • Boeing • City of Gresham • Danner-La Crosse Footwear • Horizon Air • Imperial Manufacturing

• Leatherman Tool Group • Microchip Technology Inc. • ON Semiconductor • TriMet

CONTACT US: 503-491-7235 •

PTCS Duct Sealing Technician Performance Tested Comfort Systems (PTCS) is a certification program for contractors installing, servicing or inspecting heat pumps and ductwork. Technicians who successfully complete the course will become PTCS certified and eligible to participate in regional programs. Date: 11/12–11/14 or 12/3–12/5 Time: Mon.–Wed., 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Place: ECTC Fee: $500

Sustainable Building Advisor Program specifically designed for professionals working in the areas of architecture, engineering, designing, developing and contracting who wish to create environmentally responsible and cost effective buildings. The program is organized in nine weekend sessions once a month. All sessions are presented by expert instructors in an interactive format with hands-on exercises, site visits and crosssector applicability. Date: 10/12/12–6/8/13 Time: Fri-Sat, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (once a month) Place: Maywood Park Campus Fee: $2,445

Weatherization Tech This course is designed to train students to properly weatherize existing buildings and homes. Students will receive field training where they will perform weatherization and repair activities. This Clean Energy Works Oregon qualified program includes a WHALC (Whole House Air Leakage Control) certification from Building Performance Institute (BPI).

Date: 10/15–10/26 or 12/10–12/21 Time: Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Place: ECTC Fee: $2,995

HEALTHCARE Adult Care Home Basic Training This course is required in the state of Oregon for providers and resident managers of adult care homes, and is a basic introduction to the care requirements of residents. Date: 10/1–10/17 or 11/26–12/12 Place: Online Fee: $380

Emergency Medical Technician The EMT program provides practical, handson training for individuals seeking employment as a Fire Officer, EMT or Paramedic. Opportunities also exist with home health agencies, emergency rooms, urgent care clinics and hospital transportation services. Date: 9/24/12–3/6/13 Time: Mon. & Wed., 5–8:30 p.m. Place: Bruning Center Fee: $1,595 Additional fees required

AED/CPR for Healthcare Providers The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

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Nursing - Train the Trainer

Date: 10/5 or 11/2 Time: Fri., 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Place: Gresham Campus Fee: $65

Home Health Aide This 40-hour course prepares certified nursing assistants to become home health aides. This online training includes a brief lab and clinical portion and is a requirement of the Home Health Agency Licensure via the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division. Prerequisites: current CNA1 license. Scholarships available, call for details.

A practical introduction to adult education theory, Train the Trainer provides an opportunity to learn active teaching methodologies among nursing peers. This course is ideal for RNs, LPNs or CNAs looking to move into an instructor or leadership role. This course complies with OSBN education requirement for new nursing assistant instructors. Date: Time: Place: Fee:

10/13 Sat., 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Maywood Park Campus $325 CEU / $275 Non-Credit

Wilderness First Aid

Date: Begins 9/26 Time: Online w/lab and clinical TBD Place: Gresham Campus Fee: $495

Nursing Assistant The training includes 51 hours of online theory, 24 hours of lab practice and 75 hours of clinical practicum at an assigned facility. After successful completion of this course, the student is eligible for the Oregon State Certified Nursing Assistant 1 exam. Visit cna for details. Date: Time: Place: Fee:

10/2–12/12 Tues. & Thurs, 4:30–9:30 p.m. AC 1752 $1,595 Additional fees required

Date: Time: Place: Fee:

10/3–11/9 Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. AC 1752 $1,595 Additional fees required

Students will be given a foundation of first aid principles and skills that will enable them to identify and respond to emergencies in wilderness and/or remote areas (including urban disasters, earthquakes, hurricanes) when EMS (Emergency Medical Services are not available. Prerequisite: current CPR/ AED Certification. Date: Time: Place: Fee:

10/2–10/30 Tues. & Thurs, 2:30–4:30 p.m. Gresham Campus $125* Required textbook not included

PROFESSIONAL IFC Professional Coach Certification

Life and Wellness Coach or Professional Business and Executive Coach. This 60-hour intensive ICF course will teach you how to champion and motivate others to learn, develop and achieve success both personally and professionally. Hours are eligible for ICF credential. Date: Starts 10/2 Time: Tues., 4–7 p.m. Place: Distance/Online Fee: $2,495 Date: Starts 10/19–10/21 and 11/30–12/2 Time: Fri., 1–8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–6 p.m; Sun., 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Place: Gresham Campus Fee: $2,495

Practical Project Management This three-day program will introduce you to a project management approach that can be implemented in any organization. You will gain tools and techniques for planning, estimating, scheduling and controlling projects. These skills will apply from the simplest to the most complex projects. This course can be applied toward the education requirement for PMI (Project Management Institute) certification. Date: 11/2, 9 and 16 Time: Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Place: Gresham Campus Fee: $495

Start your career, boost your company or enhance the lives of others with a professional coaching certification through the International Coach Federation. Students have the option of choosing between two areas of emphasis:

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Your ticket to 10 weeks of unlimited access to over 1,400 computer and business skills online training videos – including MS Office and Adobe software! Available seven days a week, including evenings, at Maywood Park Campus, 102nd & N.E. Prescott. Enjoy Wi-Fi Internet access, meeting spaces, software workbooks, library services, Macs, limited technical assistance and more.

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small business development center The Mt. Hood Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network. We serve new and established businesses by providing: • Access to small business resources • Free confidential business counseling • Information and referral services • Practical, affordable training

TO REGISTER: Call 503-491-7658 or email us at Register for the class a minimum of 72 hours before the start date. TO CANCEL: Call 503-491-7658 or email us at Cancellations 72 hours or more prior to seminar will be given a 100 percent refund. No refunds for cancellations within 72 hours of seminar


SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS To register call 503-491-7658 Participate in workshops from your business, home or SBDC classroom. High-speed Internet connection required for all online live webinars.

STARTING A BUSINESS Going into Business: Start Smart! Learn the basics of opening a small business in Oregon: How to register your business name, resources for small businesses, access to capital, open a business bank account and obtain a tax ID number for your business. Individual business advising at no charge available after completing this training. Available online 9/1 to 12/15 For more information please call 503-491-7658 Fee: No Charge

New Business Foundations Program Get your start-up questions answered here! This six-week online program is a must if you are opening a new business or have a business idea. Work with individual business counselors during the process of opening your business and get your questions answered. Topics to be covered in this program are: • Business plan outline • Forms of doing business • Products/services description • Promoting your business • Start-up expenses • Financial statements • Financing the business Available online: 9/1 to 12/15. For more information please call 503-491-7658 Fee: $195 Includes learning materials


Small Business Legal Basics In this seminar you will learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP. Date: 9/25, 10/30 or 11/27 Time: Noon–1 p.m. Fee: No Charge, Class limited to 20 Location: Classroom or live webinar

How to Get a Business Loan Attend this seminar and get the answers to these questions: • What is the current access to capital? • What are some sources of capital? • What banks are lending? • What are lenders really looking for? • What are the steps to getting a loan? • Am I bankable? What should I know? • What if I'm not bankable? How can I become bankable? • What if I get denied? Date: 9/11, 11/13 or 12/4 Time: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Fee: No Charge, Class limited to 20 Location: Classroom or live webinar

BUSINESS PLANNING Business Start-Up Program The Business Start-Up Program will help you plan and grow your new small business successfully! This 10-week program includes business plan software, learning materials, online business training and individual business coaching.

The Business Start-Up program includes: • Company formation and business registration • Management team and hiring employees • Targeting customers • Pricing strategies and sales forecast • Financial statements • Access to capital and business financing • Business planning Available online 9/1 to 12/15. For more information please call 503-491-7658 Fee: $295 Includes learning materials

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS Business Growth Program The Business Growth Program offers specialized online training and individual business coaching to new and existing companies (must be at least one year in business.) This six-month program includes: • Planning: Managing the day to day tasks of running the business, making decisions and analyzing results • Finance: Projecting working capital needs and sales forecast • Marketing: Reaching your target customers and promoting your business • Management: Managing staff, supplies and customers to grow a successful company Available online 9/1 to 12/15. For more information please call 503-491-7658 Fee: $395 includes learning materials

Dos and Don’ts of Workers' Compensation Having proper workers' compensation insurance coverage is critical to your business and the welfare of your workers. The Workers' Compensation Division doesn't wait for a worker to get hurt to investigate and penalize noncomplying employers. A penalty before a claim is a relatively inexpensive wake-up call. An employer who heeds the warning and gets

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insurance can avoid the much higher costs of claims, claim penalties and tort liability that go with uninsured injuries. Date: 10/3 Time: 10 a.m. – Noon Fee: No Charge Location: Classroom or live webinar

Small Business Sales Learn how to prospect, qualify, close sales and perform post-sales servicing. You will be able to use these tools to ensure your business has a predictable revenue stream and profitable long-term customer relationships. Date: 9/17, 10/22 or 11/12 Time: 9–10:30 a.m. Fee: $35 Location: Classroom or live webinar

Hiring New Employees Look at how to attract and hire quality employees. How to begin the employee/employer relationship off on the right foot, including proper job postings, applications, job descriptions and hiring paperwork. Learn about the differences between an employee and independent contractor. Date: 9/18, 10/23 or 11/14 Time: 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Fee: No Charge Location: Classroom or live webinar

Contracting with the Government Small businesses face challenges when trying to win federal, state and local government contracts. This class provides an in-depth approach to discovering and seeking contract opportunities as well as the marketing tools that may assist in selling your product or service to the government. Date: 10/10 or 12/5 Time: 9:30 a.m.–Noon Location: Classroom or live webinar

BOOKKEEPING & QUICKBOOKS Bookkeeping for Small Business Review basic accounting principles used by professional bookkeepers and accountants. Explore the benefits of having a bookkeeping system and approaches to implementing one for your business. Date: 9/10, 10/8, 11/5 or 12/3 Time: 9 a.m.–Noon Fee: $55, Class limited to 10 Location: Classroom or live webinar

QuickBooks Bootcamp™ 1: 
Company Setup and File Management Two days of hands-on training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After an introduction to basic accounting principles used by all editions of QuickBooks, you will use the software to create a company file, customize it, manage its movement between computers and generate reports essential to your business. Learning Outcomes: 1. Choose the right QuickBooks edition for your business 2. Plan, create and customize a QuickBooks company file tailored to your business needs 3. Correct QuickBooks posting errors 
with an understanding of basic 
accounting principles 4. Manage multiple copies of a QuickBooks company file between multiple computers 5. Generate and utilize valuable financial reports essential to business

Date: 10/9 & 10/11 or 11/6 & 11/8 Time: 9 a.m.–Noon Fee: $135 per Bootcamp or $235 for both Class limited to 8, textbook not included

QuickBooks Bootcamp™ 2: 
 Managing Business Transactions Two days of hands-on training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use the software to process money coming into and going out of a business as part of a 30-day bookkeeping cycle vital to your business. Learning Outcomes: 1. Set up and manage listings of customers, vendors and items 2. Post to the software and manage: a. Customer invoices b. Sales receipts c. Customer payments d. Deposits e. Vendor bills f. Bill payments g. Checks h. Credit card transactions 3. Manage the movement of money between bank accounts 4. As part of a well-planned 30-day bookkeeping cycle: a. Reconcile bank statements b. Manage paper flow c. Generate and file essential financial reports

Date: 10/16 & 10/18 or 11/13 & 11/15 Time: 9 a.m.–Noon Fee: $135 per Bootcamp or $235 for both Class limited to 8, textbook not included

Weekend QuickBooks Bootcamp™ Bootcamp 1: Company Setup and File Management (one six-hour class) Bootcamp 2: Managing Business Transactions (one six-hour class) Date: Bootcamp 1: 9/15 or 12/1 Date: Bootcamp 2: 9/22 or 12/8 Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. One-hour lunch break Fee: $135 per Bootcamp or $235 for both Class limited to 8, textbook not included

MARKETING Small Business Marketing on a Budget This seminar covers the aspects of marketing your small business and understanding your customers. Learn how they think and what words they use to refer to your products and services. Craft a marketing message that covers how your product or service will take away their pain and why you have the best solution for them. Use the Internet and social networking tools (such as Facebook and Twitter) to stay in contact with your favorite customers. Date: 9/20 or 11/29 Time: 9 a.m.–Noon Fee: $75, Class limited to 10 Location: Classroom or live webinar

Business Website Essentials In this seminar you will learn the basics of creating a successful website for your small business. The instructor will present tools to build your website, as well as Web hosting options to publish your site on the Internet. Date: 9/28, 10/26 or 11/30 Time: 9:30–11:30 a.m. Fee: $35

Social Media Marketing For Business Learn how to incorporate social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to promote your business and attract new customers. The instructor will discuss the key elements of successful social media marketing. Date: 9/14, 10/25 or 12/6 Time: 9–10:30 a.m. Fee: $35 Location: Classroom or live webinar


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10100 N.E. Prescott St., Portland, OR 503-491-6100

Directions from the MHCC Gresham Campus: Travel west on I-84 Take the I-205 south/I-205 north exit Merge onto I-205 north ramp Merge onto I-205 north Take E. Sandy Blvd. exit Merge onto N.E. Sandy Blvd. Turn right onto N.E. 102nd Ave. Turn right onto N.E. Prescott St. End at 10100 N.E. Prescott St.

From Portland: Travel east on I-84 Exit at I-205 north Take E. Sandy Blvd. exit Merge onto N.E. Sandy Blvd. Turn right onto N.E. 102nd Ave. Turn right onto N.E. Prescott St. End at 10100 N.E. Prescott St.



Directions from Vancouver: Travel south on I-205 to I-84 east Drive east on I-84 to exit 17, Troutdale Turn right onto 257th Ave. at stoplight Continue on 257th through Stark St. MHCC is on the left just south of Stark St. End at 257th Kane Rd.

Drive west on S.E. Stark St. Turn left onto S.E. 223rd Ave. Turn right onto S.E. Burnside Rd. Turn left onto N.W. Civic Dr. End at 1484 N.W. Civic Dr.

From Portland: Drive east on I-84 to exit 17, Troutdale Turn right onto 257th Ave. at stoplight Continue on 257th through Stark St. MHCC is on the left just south of Stark St. End at 257th Kane Rd.

From Portland: Travel east on I-84 Take the 181st Ave. exit 13 to Gresham Turn right onto N.E. 181st Ave. Turn left onto E. Burnside St. Turn right onto N.W. Civic Dr. End at 1484 N.W. Civic Dr.

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MHCC GRESHAM CAMPUS 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham, OR 503-491-6422

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be ambitious One to Watch From NASA Scholar to budding entrepreneur to world changer, Duncan Meyers, MHCC Class of ’12, is on a path to success. Duncan Meyers has always shown exciting potential—and the work ethic to realize it. As an MHCC engineering student he earned a chance to contribute to a project at the famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., as one of NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars. From some 300 applicants around the country, Meyers was one of 80 students chosen to travel to JPL. His team designed and presented ideas for a theoretical Mars rover mission to melt bits of the planet’s surface to pave runways for eventual manned landings. Fast forward to today, to the small town of Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge. Meyers is in the thick of building and growing a company, Cycle 6 Technology, to develop and market a chemicaland-pressure

process for turning waste polystyrene—the virtually impossible-torecycle material better known as Styrofoam™—into a material with several potential uses as building products.

“I’ve done my best to learn from everyone at the college and

The first of those uses will be as a replacement for the sand and rock used to make concrete. He also sees his product as a replacement for wallboard.


“We’re currently mixing batches of concrete with our material, then testing the compound’s strength. When that’s done, we will begin selling to ready-mix concrete companies,” Meyers says. What’s the appeal of Meyers’ product, beyond the obvious green benefit of redirecting material from landfills (where it goes by the hundreds of tons)? Imagine concrete that weighs one-quarter to as little as one-sixth as much as rock-based concrete—as little as eight pounds per cubic foot. This means buildings would require less steel and other materials to support the weight of floors, walls, etc. This new concrete would also have improved insulation qualities. And for the companies that make the finished product, shipping a freight car of rock to their factories costs $200 per mile, as opposed to just $17 per mile for Meyers’ compressed polystyrene.

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When Meyers arrived at MHCC, he found a fertile ground for his creativity and drive. ”MHCC offers so many tools and mentors to show you how to use them. I’ve done my best to learn from everyone at the college and expand the benefits of my education.” More recently, MHCC’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been a great help with the realities of founding and funding a business. “Duncan has the vision and passion for this product,” says Antonio Paez, SBDC director. “He’s been very persistent since the beginning, and now his challenge is finding the right customers and investors.” Within five years, Meyers expects to have at least one large facility in the Gorge, employing about 40 people. You read it here first: Duncan Meyers is another MHCC alum to watch.

For information about MHCC’s engineering program and the SBDC, please visit

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Destination MHCC From trout fishing to theater to exploring the stars to getting your nails done, there’s virtually no end to the things you can do on your Mt. Hood Community College campus besides get a stellar education! And the parking’s FREE! One of the many ways that MHCC touts the “community” in community college is by offering tons of things to do and ways for the community to engage with the college. You can learn, play, work out, be entertained—there are full-on tourist destinations that don’t offer as much as your MHCC campus! Following is a brief rundown of the possibilities. This isn’t a complete list, so please check out the Calendar of Events and MHCC News sections on our website at for more information. Many of MHCC’s great recreational facilities are available to the community. You can play racquetball and tennis, use the weight room, run on the track, keep fit and have fun. Call 503- 491-7450

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truly a place with something for everyone

for information on using campus sports facilities. In the same vein, MHCC’s outstanding Aquatic Center is open for recreational swimming, child and adult swim lessons, CPR training and more. You can get in the swim of things (sorry) by visiting mhcc. edu/aquatics. And, there’s even a rock wall for climbing! Sports? We got ‘em – from cross country in the fall to softball in the spring, it’s fun to cheer on the Saints. (Did you know that more than 60 MHCC baseball players have turned pro?)

If you’d like a nice, convenient place to simply take a walk, there are routes ranging from one-half mile to more than two miles in length conveniently mapped out on the Gresham Campus. Check mhcc. edu/walkingmaps for information. For something different and very cool, visit the MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater for shows that are totally out of this world (sorry again). Monthly shows are just $2 a ticket, and you’ll see amazing things, from the surface of our sun to distant galaxies. Upcoming shows include “Sleeping Beauties and the White

much to do at your community college! Dwarf” and “Exploring Orion’s Secrets.” Shows are held the first Monday of each month, October through June. Future stars of a different sort are on display in the entertaining performances of MHCC theatre and music students. Each winter and spring brings a new play to the stage, such as this November’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.” In addition, MHCC is your destination for great jazz, orchestra and symphonic band concerts throughout the year. Art is in the eye of the beholder, and you can do a lot of beholding on the MHCC campus. The Visual Arts Gallery and the Fireside Gallery present the works of local artists and talented student and MHCC faculty artists. You can also check out art, music, entertainment and interesting glimpses into the many cultural heritages represented at MHCC at First Thursday events at noon in the College Center.

Community members living in the district can get an MHCC library card that opens up a world of 65,000 books and 2,000 videos and DVDs. Visitors may also use computers, wireless Internet and print, copy and scan services. MHCC will keep you looking great—at unbelievably low prices. You can visit the School of Cosmetology and Hair Design for everything from a spa pedicure to haircuts and styling to skin care to waxing, all done by talented students under the watchful eye of faculty. The same value applies to dental hygiene services on campus. Students from our highly respected Dental Hygiene program (again, under faculty supervision) accept patients age three and older. Everything from cleaning to x-rays are available, and this is an incredibly affordable way to maintain your oral health. Call 503-491-7176 to learn more or to make an appointment.

The Bookstore offers textbooks (of course) and popular fiction and non-fiction titles as well as a great assortment of MHCCbranded apparel. Customers who purchase clothing on Fridays while wearing the college colors (red and black) and donate a can of food will receive a 10 percent discount. Free lectures are held frequently on topics of interest such as world travel, popular culture and historical events. Trout fishing? Yes—each year the MHCC Fisheries Technology program raises juvenile rainbow trout to legal size and releases all 2,500 of them into the campus pond as a one-day fishing opportunity for kids in the community. The list of things to do, see and hear goes on and on—think of MHCC as your go-to destination for fun, fitness, knowledge, great services and more! For more information on any of the great opportunities listed here, please visit



be a partner MHCC Partners with Businesses to Train Employees for Good Jobs Boeing has donated equipment and helped create an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology. Students now have the ability to move on from MHCC and pursue a bachelor’s degree at Oregon Institute of Technology. MHCC offers more than 70 Boeing industrial skill courses. The college assigns three full-time employees to work on-site at Boeing in professional career counseling and advising. Just in the last couple of years, seven MHCC machining students have found employment at Boeing after serving internships at the company.

MHCC recently announced the 2012 recipients of the college’s Community Partnership awards, Boeing of Portland and Gresham Ford. The award recognizes companies and organizations for their continued support of the college and its students. MHCC’s long-term and hugely successful collaboration with Boeing means good jobs and bright futures and is one of the most valuable ways the college serves the needs of the community.

Gresham Ford is strongly committed to working with youth, low-income students, military students and nontraditional students in Automotive Technology. Gresham Ford offers dealership experiences for MHCC students to help prepare them for careers in the industry. In 1985 Gresham Ford helped launch the Ford ASSET program, the oldest cooperative work experience program in the Automotive Technology department at MHCC. With Gresham Ford’s constant support and commitment, MHCC students not only have the ability to broaden their

This schedule is published to provide information to the general public. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of printing. However, the statements contained here are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between a student and the college. MHCC reserves the right to change or cancel a class at any time and to alter stated policy by action of the MHCC District Board of Education. Course offerings may be adjusted for economic reasons and students are urged to register early.

skills in Automotive Technology, but receive hands-on experience working alongside Ford employees. Whether it’s preparing students for future work, providing hands-on experience for Automotive Technology or encouraging the importance of community, Boeing and Gresham Ford are vital community partners to MHCC. For a list of credit programs offered at MHCC, please see page 4 of this magazine or visit

SAVE THE DATE Foundation Annual Power of the Dream Auction & Dinner

Saturday May 4, 2013 5 p.m. Red Lion Hotel on the River For information call 503-491-7206. Visit us online at or email at