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be enrolled President Michael Hay Board of Directors Paul Capell Robert Coen Brian Freeman Rod Monroe Maggie Nelson Diane Noriega Dave Shields Published by the Office of College Advancement Director, Community Development Executive Director, MHCC Foundation Michelle Gregory Editor Maggie Huffman Graphic Design Spring Bastow Glenn Wright Contributors Jarrod Hogue Eliza Lane Kimberly Murray Todd Schwartz Photography Spring Bastow Glenn Wright Cover Photo by: Spring Bastow Photos on Pages 28-29 Courtesy of the Port of Portland

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Mt. Hood Community College

Register for classes today! Be Your Dream—that’s our motto at Mt. Hood Community College, where we’ve been helping students to realize their passion, find their path and reach for the stars for the past 47 years. And, when it comes to dreaming, this magazine, College + Community, which you are holding in your hands or reading online, is a veritable Dream Machine. Are you dreaming of a new career? Earning college credits and saving some serious money? Completing that college degree you started oh, so long ago, before life interrupted academia? Then this magazine has important information for you on pages 3–6. If your dreams lean toward the lighter side, check out pages 7–26 for noncredit classes. Or, get serious with a variety of classes to increase your knowledge and skills in dozens of areas, from accounting to wireless networking.

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Registering is a Slam Dunk! For credit classes, you may register online and in-person. (Visit for the course schedule.) For non-credit classes, you may register via phone, fax, mail and inperson. (Refer to the registration form on page 8.) Turn the page and take your dream off snooze!

be precise Making It Here Connor Manufacturing Services has been making things in America for a century, and now they are using MHCC’s on-site training expertise to make things even better. Since its founding in 1913, Connor Manufacturing Services has certainly gone through many markets, products and business models. The one thing that hasn’t changed across 100 years, even in today’s high-speed global environment, is a dual focus on people as the prime asset and on service as the prime deliverable. Today, Connor provides customized contract manufacturing services worldwide, with facilities in the U.S., China, Singapore and Malaysia. They cut, form, stamp, assemble and finish parts for industries and markets ranging from telecommunications to renewable energy to heavy equipment. The company has operated a manufacturing division in the Portland area since the 1950s, and the plant, located in Fairview, is a big part of Connor’s plans, now and in the future. And so is MHCC. “We have a lot of experienced and skilled workers here in Portland,” says Gabrielle Nunley, who is Connor’s marketing coordinator, “and we have a commitment to investing in growth, learning and forward progress for our employees. That’s where Mt. Hood Community College comes in.”

“The partnership we’ve created with MHCC is invaluable and greatly contributes to the success of our employees and our business.”

Putting Education to Work

MHCC graduate Thor Tang scores a good job

For the past two years, Connor has partnered with MHCC’s Customized Training program to provide local employees with training ranging from reading blueprints to something called “geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.” The most recent MHCC training involved the latest ideas and methods for statistical process control, designed to further increase production efficiency. “MHCC has delivered everything we’ve asked for,” says Staci Ross, Connor’s corporate Human Resources director. “MHCC has provided outstanding on-site training, giving our employees added skills to grow their careers. The partnership we’ve created with MHCC is invaluable and greatly contributes to the success of our employees and our business.” “We’re proud of the training we offer,” adds MHCC’s Robert Weinman, who coordinates the college’s workforce training for manufacturers. “But there’s even more to it—MHCC serves as a conduit of collaborative resources and partners. We serve employers as part of a larger regional

Need help with your training challenges? Contact Jarrod Hogue at 503-491-7312.

workforce and economic development strategy. In each of our projects, we bring together the collective efforts of education providers, workforce investment boards and economic development teams.” All of which nets a win-win for companies such as Connor and their employees, as well as the community, the college and MHCC students. “We like to cross-train our employees and give them greater opportunities,” Nunley says. “I think this relationship helps both Connor and MHCC—the college helps us keep it more interesting and up-to-date for our workforce, and helps our company be even more productive— and we help MHCC students by recruiting graduates of their manufacturing programs. This is a critical time to let the community know that manufacturing jobs are still here, and they offer stability and security.” At MHCC, we’re proud that we can make it easier for the companies who still make things here. For other examples of MHCC’s commitment to workforce development, please visit

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be at MHCC June 22 Short Courses, Long Remembered

a sample of learning, so we decided to bring it back this summer.”

After some two decades, the much-loved and much-missed Strawberry Short Course Festival—inviting the entire community to come learn for free on campus—returns to MHCC June 22.

Corey Huston was a kid back in the days of the Strawberry Short Courses, and what he saw then has stuck with him, and even influenced his career path.

A little more than three decades ago, a tradition began at MHCC: the Strawberry Short Course Festival. Adults and kids were invited to the MHCC Campus for a day of free mini-courses and demonstrations in dozens of subjects, a good dose of fun and, as the name suggests, lots of fresh strawberry shortcake. Thenfaculty president Millie Butterfield came up with the name, and in that first year, 1980, faculty volunteers taught 64 classes to more than 800 people. A community tradition was born that would continue until the mid-1990s.

“I was about six-years-old,” Huston remembers, “and I saw the oscillating clock, a chemical reaction in which mixed liquids oscillate from clear to dark blue and back for several

minutes. I quickly forgot that it was called the Briggs-Rauscher reaction, I just knew in that instant that chemistry was cool.” That revelation eventually led Huston to attend MHCC and then Portland State University, and then return to MHCC where he now works as the college’s science labs coordinator. “We called that demo the oscillating clock,” recalls Rick Bolesta, who, along with other MHCC instructors, taught the WhizBang Chemistry short course to Huston and other children and adults for more than 13 years. “That particular short course was always popular because it focused on some flashy, noisy science.”

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The community never forgot the event—and now it’s rebooted, with a new vision, new mini-courses and, of course, tasty strawberry shortcake. “In the 20 years since it has been gone, people still ask about the Strawberry Short Course Festival. They miss it,” says Kimberly Murray, MHCC’s Community Education coordinator. “It was a great way to welcome the community onto campus for fun and



“People still ask about the Strawberry Short Course Festival. They miss it. It was a great way to welcome the community onto campus for fun and learning, so we decided to bring it back this summer.”

Bolesta also says the festival “was lots of fun, and a great way to make connections with the community. I am glad we’re bringing it back so people can experience MHCC, and get a glimpse of all that we offer.” Saturday, June 22, come to the MHCC Gresham Campus, 26000 SE Stark Street—no matter your age or interests, you’ll find something fun, smart and cool, just like back in the day. And did we mention there will be strawberry shortcake?! What’s not to love about that? Bring the family! For more information, please visit, where you will find an opportunity to sign up to teach a short course, volunteer, share a memory or tell us you’re coming. (RSVPs are not required, but will help us to plan the event!)

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be enrolled credit courses complete your degree Information about credit classes, pages 3 – 6 • Open registration begins March 1

Want to earn a degree, but short on cash? The Future Connect Scholarship program can help. It’s open to recent high school graduates and General Education Development (GED) completers within Multnomah County who have participated in Summer Works or Summer Youth Connect Partner programs. For more information, visit or call Christy Weigel, Future Connect college success coach, 503-491-7580. College + Community • Spring 2013

areas of study – credit courses Areas of Study

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Administrative Office Professional ● Administrative Office Professional: ● Human Resource Management Administrative Office Professional: Web ● Office Assistant Office Clerk 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 ● CyberSecurity and Networking ● 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

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HTM: Hotel / Restaurant Management HTM: Hotel, Restaurant, Meetings Management ● 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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For information contact Advising, 503-491-7315

How to Commute to Class in Your Slippers and Earn a Degree or Certificate distance learning — credit courses 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. 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 complete a degree! We also offer online and hybrid (a combination of online and on-campus) courses. With more than 180 courses (such as art, math and public speaking), Distance Learning fits nicely into a busy schedule. Call 503-491-7170 or visit for more information on Distance Learning credit classes. For a list of non-credit online courses see page 18.

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 instructors and other students.

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

How Do I Register for Online and Hybrid Courses? Just visit and click on MyMHCC.

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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.

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Get Your MHCC Activity Card

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Manage Your Class Registration

• Stop by the Gresham Campus Library or the Student Union 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

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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.

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Room AC1162 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

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Register and pay online 1. Fill out this registration form 2. You may 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


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


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 Registration for non-credit classes

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Arts, Crafts

learning process and technique, including drawing shortcuts and color theory. Supply list provided first day of class.

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 $77 ($67 Senior) Your family and friends will enjoy your handknitted original scarves, shawls and hats. This class shows how to select natural or synthetic yarns, use knitting equipment, read patterns and knit a variety of decorative stitches. Advanced knitters will be given more challenging projects. Instructor will provide supply list first class. Fee includes some supplies. Sec. 91 6–8 p.m.

M. Rees

AC 1767 4/3–6/5


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 G. Buyukas 6:30–9 p.m. T

DDSO 221 4/2–6/4

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. Supply list provided first day of class. Sec. 31 6–9 p.m.

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MAY 143 4/25–5/9

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. Supply list provided first day of class.

Sec. 91 6–9 p.m.

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DDSO 221 4/4–6/6

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. Students work on subjects of their choice. Beginning and continuing students welcome. Supply list provided first day of class. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m.

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VA 13 4/3–5/22


Beginning Quilting ART4CC $84 ($74 Senior) Have you always wanted to try quilting, but didn't know where to begin? 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 N. Tubbs 6–8:30 p.m.


DDSO 236 4/2–5/21

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 P. Dugas-Tait 6:30–9 p.m. R 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. U 7–9 p.m. R

GE 201 5/23 VA 13 6/2 GE 201 6/6

Transparent Watercolor ART4PB $78 ($68 Senior) Emphasis is on vision training, drawing what you see and painting what you feel. Your own style will develop and expand through

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


MAY 304 4/5–5/24 VA 13 4/6–5/25

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 K. Whalen Noon–2 p.m. S

OFF SITE 4/27–5/15

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.

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DDSO 223 4/3–6/5

Jam SessionPerform with Confidence MUS4J $49 ($39 Senior ) This course is designed for aspiring musicians, beginning to intermediate levels, who want a relaxed, fun outlet to raise their performance comfort level. A cooperative learning environment is encouraged to share everyone’s experience, expertise and music. Focus on “blues and light rock” styles. Suggested instruments: guitar, bass, keys, vocal, drums, harmonica and horns. Students should have a working knowledge of simple blues forms or progressions. Sec. 91 6–8 p.m.

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AC 2102 4/3–5/22

Just for Fun Piano MUS2IP $65 ($55 Senior) All you need to know to play your favorite songs now! Learn musical shorthand and "tricks and licks" used by professionals. Follows the same principles as the PBS Special, "Flash Piano." Optional $25 additional fee payable to instructor at time of class for home study book and CD. Sec. 91 D. Rochlin 10 a.m.–1 p.m.


AC 2138 4/6

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Community Education Arts, Crafts and Special Interest

Improvisation on the Piano

Ukulele for Beginners

MUS4IP $65 ($55 Senior) 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.

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.

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. Not sure if this class is right for you? Call the instructor at 503-666-5282.

Sec. 91 L. Jones 7:30–9 p.m.

Sec. 91 D. Green 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sec. 91 2–5 p.m.

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Guitar for Beginners MUS4G $74 ($64 Senior) Learn how to play chords, read tablature and sing songs. Learn to tune, strum and play melodies. All levels welcome 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 L. Jones 6–7:20 p.m.


AC 2138 4/3–6/5

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 L. Jones 2:10–4 p.m.


AC 2101 4/1–6/10

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 L. Jones 10–11:30 a.m.


AC 2101 4/6–6/8

Beginning Banjo MUS4BB $80 ($70 Senior) Learn to play banjo the Earl Scruggs way and style. Bring your banjo to class and learn tunings, chords and exercises for picking claw style. Learn to play banjo favorites like "Foggy Mountain Breakdown." No experience necessary but music background a plus. Sec. 91 L. Jones 7:30-9:30 p.m.


AC 2138 4/18–6/6

Acoustic Guitar Construction TRD4AG $125 ($115 Senior) 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.

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DDSO SHOP 4/4–6/6

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 4/2–6/4

Woodworking TRD4W $121 ($111 Senior) For beginning to advanced woodworkers. All necessary tools and techniques will be demonstrated, with additional instruction as needed. No required projects; however, projects will be recommended for beginners to increase woodworking skills, use of tools and equipment. Sec. 91 R. Kreisman DDSO SHOP 3–5:25 p.m. W 4/3–6/6 Sec. 92 R. Kreisman DDSO SHOP 5:35–8 p.m. W 4/3–6/6

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 D. Green 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


AC 2138 4/3–6/5



AC 1584 4/13 • Call 503-491-7572 and register today to reserve your seat in a class!

Take Control of Your Nikon Digital SLR Camera


AC 1584 4/20

Understanding Photography Composition PHT4UC $49 ($39 Senior) Proper composition is the key that allows your viewer to appreciate your photos. This 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 compose your scene. If you are not sure this class is right for you, please call the instructor, David Green, 503-666-5282. Sec. 91 D. Green 6–10 p.m.


AC 1584 4/25

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. Supply list provided first day of class. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m.

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CENT 177 4/2–5/21

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 services, 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 STAFF Open 7 days a week

MAY 116 4/1–6/14

(see pages 18-21 for more computer classes)

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 J. Aguilar 9:45–11:45 a.m.


AC 2554 4/5–5/31

Gently Learning the Computer 1 PC5CB $69 ($59 Senior) 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. Contact the instructor anytime: Sec. 91 K. Huey 3:30–5:30 p.m.


AC 2554 4/1–6/10

Gently Learning the Computer 2 PC7CB $74 ($64 Senior) Continues where Gently Learning Computer 1 left off. Customize your computer and create your own personal filing system. Download, save and install simple programs. Fun with photos and music. Tips for maintenance. Slowpaced, hands-on practice with opportunities to ask questions. Contact instructor anytime: Sec. 91 K. Huey 3:30–5:30 p.m.


AC 1271 4/4–6/3

Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5 Online $95 Learn to make mobile apps that run on iPhone and iPad, as well as on Android, Blackberry and Windows phones. Learn how to imagine, design, build and optimize a cross-platform mobile app using the very latest HTML5 standards. The result will be a mobile app that's fast and runs on just about any smartphone or tablet computer. Start Date(s): 4/17, 5/15, 6/19 Enroll at



Technology Social Media for Business

Put the 'i' in iPhone and iPad

PC5WT $75 ($65 Senior) 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.

PC4IP $60 ($50 Senior) Learn to text, take photos/videos, collect music, set up a calendar, download apps, transfer "stuff" to your computer and get the latest tweets. Also covers iPod Touch, iTunes and iCloud. Bring your own "i" product for practice or attend for information only.

Sec. 31 D. Huey 9–11:30 a.m.


MAY 303 5/10–5/31

Facebook Security PC4FS $29 ($19 Senior) Students will learn how to properly set security features of Facebook to protect privacy; 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 D. Huey 6–8:30 p.m.


MAY 303 4/9

WordPress – Build and Maintain Your Website

Sec. 31 D. Huey 10 a.m.–Noon


MAY 303 4/9–4/30

The Basics of Selling on eBay PC5BA $52 ($42 Senior) Market your goods to the world. 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 available for purchase on the first day of class. Sec. 91 M. Klink 6:10–9 p.m.


AC 2554 4/2–4/30

PC5WP $79 ($69 Senior) WordPress is the world’s most popular online software for building websites, and it’s incredibly user friendly. If you have mastered the computer basics—copying and pasting, navigating your hard drive comfortably, managing multiple tabs in your browser—you can build a WordPress website with shopping cart or add a shopping cart to your existing WordPress site. Please contact instructor in advance to have a free WordPress test site set up for you to work on in class. Contact instructor at

PC5BS $56 ($46 Senior) Learn the secrets of making a full or parttime living on eBay! Course builds on The Basics of Selling on eBay, and introduces more advanced selling strategies to improve profits and grow sales. Learn tips and tricks to enhance listings, increase sales, avoid legal pitfalls, deal with returns and problem customers, encourage repeat business and market yourself. Optional $25 textbook available for purchase on the first day of class.

Sec. 91 6–9 p.m.

Sec. 91 6–9 p.m.

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AC 2554 4/11–5/2

iPad Basics Workshop: Explore Your iPad's Capabilities PC4EIC $30 ($20 Senior) Hands-on learning covers Apple's iPad touch interface, email, photos, websurfing and other topics the class suggests. Bring your iPad and let's play! Sec 31 B. McDaniel MAY 220 6–7:30 p.m. M/W 5/13–5/22

eBay: Beyond the Basics

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AC 1659 5/7–6/4

Create Your Own Website PC5BW $60 ($50 Senior) Design your own customized website and/or blog with an easy to learn editor. Learn to format text, add photos or graphics, create links, create a Web store, buy a domain name and more. Instruction on Windows 7 computer. Okay to bring your own laptop. Sec. 31 1–3 p.m.

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MAY 303 4/2–4/23

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Creating a Web Page PC6CW $70 ($60 Senior) Create a website for your business, hobby or personal use. Start with an introduction to Dreamweaver CS5. 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 and track visitors. Sec. 31 D. Huey 6–8:30 p.m.


MAY 303 4/16–5/21

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


VA 28 4/2–4/23

Have Fun with Photoshop: Beginning Level PC5PH $74 ($64 Senior) Learn tips for working with digital photographs and scanned prints to make photos look better. 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 M

AC 2611 4/1–6/3

An Introduction to HTML5 with CSS3

AC 2611 S 4/13–5/11 AC 2611 S 5/18–6/15

Computación Básica Intermedia para Estudiantes de Habla Hispana PC6SP $47 ($37 Senior) Esta clase está diseñada para estudiantes que han completado Computación Básica para estudiantes de habla hispana. Los estudiantes continuarán aprendiendo Word 2007. También aprenderán a crear una presentación en PowerPoint y Publisher 2007. Aprenda a crear un álbum de fotos de presentación, volantes y folletos. Sec. 91 J. Serratos 11:30 a.m.–1:50 p.m. J. Serratos Sec. 92 11:30 a.m.–1:50 p.m.

AC 2611 4/13–5/11 AC 2611 S 5/18–6/15 S

Computer Troubleshooting 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. Sec. 91 J. Fonseca 6:30–8:30 p.m.


AC 1659 4/2–4/30

Beginning Ballroom Dance

PC5SH $75 ($65 Senior) Back to the basics, no XML or XHTML, only the basics of laying out a page in HTML5. Also covers CSS3 basics that change font, size and color; bold, italicize or underline. Instruction on Windows 7 computer. Students may bring their own laptops.

REC3BD $59 ($49 Senior) 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 so you can take your spot on the dance floor. Covers the two foundational components: East Coast swing and waltz. Enrolled partner required.

Sec. 31 1–3 p.m.

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D. Huey T

MAY 303 5/7–6/4

Computación Básica para Estudiantes de Habla Hispana PC5SP $47 ($37 Senior) Este curso está diseñado para los usuarios sin experiencia o conocimiento previo en computación. Las clases le ayudaran a familiarizarse con los conceptos básicos de una computadora personal y Windows, introducir el uso del correo electrónico, el uso de un navegador de Internet y técnicas básicas de búsqueda utilizando un navegador Web.


Sec. 91 J. Serratos 9–11:20 a.m. Sec. 92 J. Serratos 9–11:20 a.m.

PE 114 4/1–6/10

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 K. Miller 8–8:50 p.m.


FRVW 4/1–6/10 • Call 503-491-7572 and register today to reserve your seat in a class!

Beginning West Coast Swing REC3WC $59 ($49 Senior) Learning this fun, exciting dance will give you the basic skills and confidence 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 Shioshi/Schalk 7:45–8:45 p.m. M

Off Site 4/4–6/6

Beginning Cha Cha and Night Club 2 Step REC4CC $59 ($49 Senior) Cha Cha has long been a popular Latin dance that gets you moving! Night Club 2 Step is a beautiful contemporary slow dance which allows you to glide across the dance floor. Both dances cover the basic skills of dance and are easy to learn. Come join the fun! Enrolled partner required. Sec. 91 Shioshi/Schalk 7:45–8:45 p.m. M

PE 114 4/1–6/10

Intermediate Ballroom Dance REC4BD $59 ($49 Senior) Continue to add fun and confidence to your ballroom dancing. This class is a continuation of beginning ballroom. In this class we will begin by reviewing the basic steps and rhythms of the waltz and East Coast Swing. We will continue by not only learning new steps, but also adding styling and musicality to your dancing. Prerequisite: Beginning Ballroom Dance or basic knowledge of waltz and East Coast Swing. Sec. 91 Shioshi/Schalk 6:30–7:30 p.m. R

PE 114 4/4–6/6

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


PE 114 4/6–6/8

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


FRVW 4/1–6/10

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 Staff 5:30–6:20 p.m.

FRVW 4/1–6/5


Zumba Gold REC5ZMG $89 ($79 Senior) Zumba Gold is a lower intensity version of Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that blends international music and infectious steps to form dance. Zumba Gold is perfect for seniors, participants at lower fitness levels or for individuals who have physical limitations. The dance-fitness program has been carefully designed to be easy to follow by individuals of any size or age. Sec. 91 Staff 4:30–5:20 p.m.

FRVW 4/1–6/5


Silver and Fit Level II REC4AA $99 ($89 Senior) Silver and Fit Level II is designed for moderately active older adults who exercise one or two days per week. The class is designed to increase the participant's flexibility, joint stability, dynamic balance, coordination, agility, reaction time, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Sec. 91 S. Dobson CAC 205 1–1:50 p.m. M/W 4/1–6/12

Group Power REC4GP $99 ($89 Senior) Group Power is your hour of power! This 60-minute barbell program strengthens all your major muscles in an inspiring, motivating group environment with fantastic music and awesome instructors. With simple, athletic movements such as squats, lunges, presses and curls, this class is for all ages and fitness levels. Sec. 91 S. Dobson 5:30–6:30 a.m. T/R Sec. 92 S. Dobson 5:30–6:20 p.m. R 6:30–7:20 p.m. T

CAC 205 4/2–6/6 CAC 205 4/4–6/13 CAC 205 4/2–6/11




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 inspiring group environment let you ride on! Sec. 91 S. Dobson $79 5:30–6:30 a.m. W Sec. 92 S. Dobson $99 5:30–6:30 p.m. M/W

CAC 205 4/3–6/5 CAC 205 4/1–6/5

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 S. Dobson 5:30–6:20 p.m. 6:30–7:20 p.m.


CAC 205 4/2–6/4 CAC 205 4/4–6/13

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 D. Glasnapp ZION 7:55–8:45 a.m. M/W/F 4/1–6/7 D. Glasnapp CLUB Sec. 92 9:30–10:30 a.m. M/W/F 4/1–6/7 Sec. 93 D. Glasnapp ZION 10–11 a.m. T/R 4/2–6/6

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 M. Furness RYMS POOL 8:30–9:30 p.m. T/R 4/2–6/6

Gentle Yoga

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 G. Dollowitch 6:10–7 p.m. M/W

PE 139E 4/1–6/5

Chair Yoga 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 S. Dobson Noon–12:45 p.m. M/W

CAC 205 4/1–6/5

Pilates and Yoga REC5P $79 ($69 Senior) Develop a strong, flexible and firm body with gentle exercises. Movements improve balance, and increase flexibility and abdominal strength while maintaining healthy breathing. Bring your own mat. Sec. 91 G. Dollowitch 7:10–8 p.m. M/W Sec. 92 G. Dollowitch 7:30–8:20 p.m. T/R

PE 139E 4/1–6/5 PE 114 4/2–6/6

Yoga for Health REC5Y $89 ($79 Senior) Learn proper body alignment and breath awareness through yoga poses that release tension, and 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 clothing; bring a mat, blanket and pillow. Entry level class, ages 18 and up. Sec. 91 M. Corgiat 9:05–10:35 a.m. M/W Sec. 92 M. Corgiat 8–9:30 a.m. T/R Sec. 93 M. Corgiat 6–7:30 p.m. T/R

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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 B. Newman 7:10–8:10 p.m. M

FAIR 4/1–6/10

Beginning Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong REC5TC $43 ($33 Senior) Chinese internal form of Kung Fu reduces the effects of stress; develops leg power, hip, shoulder and spine flexibility; increases stamina; and improves balance and posture. Includes the Qigong Eight Pieces of Brocade and the first section of the Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan form. Sec. 31 2–3 p.m. Sec. 91 6–7 p.m.

B. Newman M B. Newman M

MAY 310 4/1–6/3 FAIR 4/1–6/3

Fire Dragon Qigong REC5QC $40 ($30 Senior) QiGong (or "energy work") is a way to revitalize our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Through the use of visualization, breath and gentle movement, develop a natural state of heath and well-being by returning the body to a state of free-flowing Qi (or "vital energy"). Sec 91 J. Brown 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


TBD 4/4–6/13

Beginning Tae Kwon Do 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 M. Foulke 6:30–9:30 p.m.


PE 114 4/3–6/5

Okinawan Karate and Self Defense REC6MA $62 ($52 Senior) Original Okinawan Karate includes strikes, kicks, throws and grappling techniques. All levels of students are welcome to come learn this style of martial arts through kata (forms), kumite (sparring) and practice. Self defense techniques and safe practices are taught in a blend of traditional karate and modern sport


style of training. A great way to get in shape or stay in shape! Section 91 K. Davis 9:30–11:30 a.m.


TBD 4/6–6/8

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. Participants will practice giving sessions to themselves and others in the class. Sec. 91 J. Hashizume 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. S

AC 2707 4/13

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 J. Hashizume 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. U

AC 2707 4/14

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. Learn to make formulas, tinctures, salves and other herbal remedies. Sec. 91 1–4 p.m.

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AC 1653 4/13–5/11

Bicycle Maintenance and Repair REC4MR $89 ($79 Senior) This course is designed for any bicycle owner who wants to learn the essentials of bicycle maintenance, from simple tuneups and adjustments to common roadside repairs. The information presented is applicable to all types of bicycles and is perfect for the bike commuter or weekend rider. Sec. 91 7–9 p.m. Sec. 92 7–9 p.m.

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ORIM 4/10 ORIM 5/8 • Call 503-491-7572 and register today to reserve your seat in a class!

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 and compass required. Sec 91 M. Allen 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


TBD 4/20–6/1

Private Pilot Ground School AV5 $295 ($285 Senior) This course is an 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 the online schedule at Sec. 91 R. Bailey TTD 6–8:30 p.m. M/W 4/1–6/12

Abuse Prevention Training HE3AP 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 R. Seemann 9 a.m.–Noon F

AC 2057 5/10

Driver Education ODOT Certified DRV4DE $315 Includes 30 classroom hours and 12 hours of in-vehicle training. Upon successful completion, receive a certificate for submission to the DMV and for insurance discounts. To register, call 503-225-0770. For more information visit 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 STAFF 9 a.m.–Noon Sec. 91 STAFF 9 a.m.–Noon


MAY 220 4/6–6/22 AC 1309 4/6–6/22

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 S. Straub MAY 306 6:30–8 p.m. T/R 4/30–5/2 Sec. 91 S. Straub AC 2756 6:30–8 p.m. M/W 4/1–4/3

Retirement Planning FIN5RP $49 ($39 Senior) Planning your retirement can be confusing. This course helps you set goals, address inflation, avoid mistakes, assess investments, manage risks, lower taxes and plan your estate. You will learn the pros and cons of many popular strategies in an unbiased, educational environment. Sec. 91 C. Brewster TBD 6:30–9:30 p.m. T 5/14 & 5/21 Sec. 92 TBD 9 a.m.–Noon S 5/11 & 5/18

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 B. Earnest 7–9:15 p.m. Sec. 92 B. Earnest 10 a.m.–12:15 p.m.


AC 1001 4/13 AC 1001 5/9

Baby Signs HOM4BS $30 ($20 Senior) This workshop is 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. Learn to teach your baby to "talk" before he or she can speak. This is an adults only workshop, but non-mobile babies are welcome. Sec. 91 A. Bazley 6–7:30 p.m.


AC 1553 4/3





Sign, Say and Play with Baby

HOM4SP $72 ($62 Senior) Learn to communicate with your pre-verbal 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 A. Bazley 10–11 a.m.


AC 1775 4/12–5/17

Concealed Handgun Permit Class GUN4CH $49 ($39 Senior) One-evening class designed to satisfy all requirements to obtain a Concealed Carry License (CHL), valid in Oregon and 16 other states. Covers safety and responsibility of firearm ownership, how to obtain a CHL, where the permit is valid, how to interact with law enforcement and use of deadly force as described in ORS (Oregon Revised Statues). All students who complete class as specified by instructor will receive an Oregon Concealed Carry Training Certificate. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. Sec. 92 6–9 p.m.

S. Curtain M S. Curtain M

AC 2728 4/8 AC 2728 5/6

Managing Your Space, Paper & Time HOM4CC $29 ($19 Senior) Taught by a professional organizer, this course provides proven strategies to help you be better organized. Learn to identify what to keep, sell, toss, donate or recycle. Organize your paper to help you manage your bills and prepare for tax season. Create a clutterfree home with more space and time for you and your family. Sec. 91 1–3 p.m. Sec. 92 1–3 p.m.

C. Reineccius S C. Reineccius S

AC 1775 4/13 AC 1775 5/11

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 L. Binns 6:30–8:30 p.m.


AC 1502 4/17

Take Yourself from Stuck to Unstoppable HOM4SU $29 ($19 Senior) Many people are feeling stuck in some way right now. Perhaps you’ve been feeling that way for some time, or perhaps you’re finding the things that have worked for you in the past are no longer working. Wherever you are feeling stuck and would like to see change—whether it’s in your financial situation, relationships, health, business or career—it is possible for things to change—and more easily than you think. Sec. 91 L. Binns 6:30–8:30 p.m.


AC 1502 4/24

Energize Your Office for Business Success HOM4RP $29 ($19 Senior) The environment that you work in is crucial to your business success. Enhance your work area in ways that will make a positive difference. Recognize areas that may be holding you back! Sec. 91 L. Binns 6:30–8:30 p.m.


AC 1502 5/8

Discovering Your Civil War Ancestor 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. Sec. 91 K. Eakman 10 a.m.–Noon


AC 2554 4/6–5/4

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Genealogy 101: Getting Started

HOM4GA $89 ($79 Senior) Hands-on, computer-based course teaches the foundational steps for creating a family tree and researching your genealogy. Using computer-based resources, learn to uncover the facts of your ancestry and review and evaluate sources for accuracy. Students must be computer and Internet literate. Sec. 91 K. Eakman AC 1659 6:10–8 p.m. M/W 4/1–4/17

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AC 1506 4/10–5/8

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 contemporary, explore and analyze the wonderful complexities of art! Note: $12 payable to “Portland Art Museum” for pass. Sec. 20

K. Whalen

6–8 p.m.



Home Vegetable Gardening Done Right HOM4VG $69 ($59 Senior) Learn how to start seeds, determine soil type, conduct a soil test and prepare the soil with soil amendments. Discuss organic and nonorganic options, watering, planting methods, weed control and mulching, harvesting and seed collecting. Oregon Landscape Contractor Board approved: 6 (CEH) credits. Sec. 91 S. Schmidt 6:30–8:30 p.m. M/T/R

HRT5FW $75 ($65 Senior) An advanced class that focuses on developing a sustainable vegetable garden to grow produce for an extended season. Learn the more in-depth concepts of planting and timing, crop rotations, cover crops, weather, crop protections and soil preparation. Oregon Landscape Contractor Board approved: 6 (CEH) credits. Sec. 91 S. Schmidt 6:30–8:30 p.m. M/T/W

History of Oregon

HIS4HO $45 ($35 Senior) Explore Oregon's rich history from pre-territory through statehood into the 20th century! Learn about the key events and individuals in each period including Lewis and Clark's expedition, the Oregon Trail, statehood and the history of Portland. You will leave with a better understanding of Oregon’s past and how it shaped the present. Section 91 6–8 p.m.

Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening for Pros

FISH 1 5/20–5/22

Pruning Like a Pro HRT4P $69 ($59 Senior) This class teaches plant structure, growth cycles, effects of pruning, winter/summer reasons to prune, tools used in pruning, care of tools, wound dressings, how to make cuts, timing and techniques for pruning. Covers various trees, fruit trees, vines, roses, perennials and grasses; berries and grapes; and shrubs. Instructor shares his 40-plus years' experience and journey in arboriculture, landscaping and nursery plant growing with enthusiasm and humor. Oregon Landscape Contractor Board approved: 6 (CEH) Credits. Sec. 91 S. Schmidt 6:30–8:30 p.m. M/T/R

FISH 1 4/15–4/18

Sustainable Water Strategies HRT4SW $29 ($19 Senior) Designed to raise awareness of the importance of applying water as a finite resource. Understand plant needs, find soil resources and apply common sense in watering. Oregon Landscape Contractor Board approved: 2 (CEH) credits. Sec. 91 S. Schmidt 6:30–8:30 p.m.


FISH 1 4/23

FISH 1 5/6–5/9

Sustainable Landscaping Techniques HRT4SL $69 ($59 Senior) Be gentler to the environment. Learn basic landscape types, elements of a landscape, soil information resources, soil improvement, soil testing, mitigating storm water, rain gardens, plant information resources, watering techniques, planting problems, staking trees, weed control options and the value of organic growing. Oregon Landscape Contractor Board approved: 6 (CEH) credits. Sec. 91 S. Schmidt 6:30–8:30 p.m. M/T/R

Writing Your Memoirs LAN4MM $47 ($37 Senior) Create 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. Includes short lectures and writing exercises. Sec. 91 1–3 p.m. • Call 503-491-7572 and register today to reserve your seat in a class!

R. Mahoney R

FAIR 4/11–6/13

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 C. Hiday 6–8:30 p.m.

MAY 310 4/3–6/6


Short Story Writing LAN4SW $59 ($49 Senior) Develop writing and literacy skills through selected readings, short lectures and collaborative writing exercises. Learn to connect with local writing communities through writing circles, blogging and small press publication resources. This course helps students become well-rounded fiction writers. Sec. 31 J. Gapinski 6:30–8:30 p.m. W

MAY 307 4/10–5/15

Adult Beginning Acting THE4IA $89 ($79 Senior) With an emphasis on doing, this class introduces professional ideals while giving all actors a chance to learn and develop in a challenging and nurturing environment. Students will perform in class regularly. No experience necessary! Sec. 91 6–8 p.m.


FISH 1 4/1–4/4

V. Lawrence R

TBD 4/11–6/13

Individual Excellence!

Learn Spanish Gently

Online $95 Develop career-enhancing skills in a single course that covers 12 popular one-day seminar topics, including goal-setting, time management and personal organization. Learn to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence with financial matters and minimize conflict in your life. Develop a fulfilling career plan and improve relationships with coworkers, friends and family.

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.

Start Date(s): 4/17, 5/15, 6/19 Enroll at

How to Teach English Abroad LAN4TA $29 ($19 Senior) Do you have a college degree in any subject and a desire to travel? Then the world is waiting for you. Learn the step-by-step process to teach English around the world. The instructor has a master's in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and has spent several years teaching in Eastern Asia. If you are interested in making this exciting career first step, or if you are wondering how to get out of your current career and explore new possibilities, this class will give you the knowledge to make an informed decision.

Sec. 91 I. Almada 6–8:30 p.m. T Sec. 92 C. Albertson 6:30–9 p.m. W Sec. 93 C. Bass 6–8:30 p.m. M

DDSO 202 4/2–6/4 AC 3313 4/3–6/5 AC 2756 4/1–5/20

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 A. Long 6–8:30 p.m.


AC 2700 4/2–6/4

An Introduction to the French Language and Culture

LAN5J $69 ($59 Senior) Guided by a native Japanese instructor, you'll learn useful conversational phrases and vocabulary while gaining cultural knowledge.

LAN5FR $69 ($59 Senior) Learn basic French conversational grammar, reading and writing skills designed to help you communicate while traveling. In addition, immerse yourself in the French social norms, political issues and current events. Class focuses on a new topic each week and you come away with a clearer understanding of French society and language.

Sec. 91 T. Akiyama-Becker AC 2756 6:30–8:30 p.m. W 4/3–6/5

Sec. 91 K. Brown AC 1002 10–11:50 a.m. M/W 4/1–5/15

Basic Russian through Russian Folk Songs

An Introduction to the Italian Language and Current Culture

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.

LAN5IT $69 ($59 Senior) Learn basic Italian conversational grammar, reading and writing skills designed to help you communicate while traveling. Discover the Italian social norms, political issues and current events. Class focuses on a new topic each week and you come away with a clearer understanding of the Italian language and society.

Sec. 91 C. Martinez 7–8:30 p.m. T

AC 1584 5/1–5/8

Conversational Japanese

Sec. 91 N. Hougen 6–8:30 p.m. M

AC 1553 4/1–6/3

Sec. 91 K. Brown 10–11:50 a.m.


AC 1002 4/2–5/16

Class Locations MHCC Gresham Campus Buildings 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham AC AQ ECC GE FISH IT PE VA

Academic Center Aquatic Center Early Childhood Center G.E. Classroom Fisheries Industrial Technology Physical Education Visual Arts Center

Campus maps available online at BCAH BRID

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

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 PPI PPI Group Training Center 6015 NE 80th Ave., 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 College + Community • Spring 2013


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 $95 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 April 17, May 15 and June 19. Each course consists of 12 two-hour sessions, provided twice weekly, over a six-week period. The lessons are supplemented by interactive quizzes, tutorials and online discussions.

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

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

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Assisting Aging Parents Certificate in End of Life Care Certificate in Gerontology Creating K-12 Learning Materials Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom Discover Digital Photography GED Preparation Get Assertive! GMAT Preparation GRE Preparation Introduction to Natural Health and Healing Introduction to Stock Options Keys to Effective Communication Keys to Successful Money Management LSAT Preparation Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals Personal Finance


Photoshop Elements 11 for the Digital Photographer Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies that Work SAT/ACT Preparation Secrets of Better Photography Solving Classroom Discipline Problems Spanish for Law Enforcement Professionals Spanish for Medical Professionals Spanish for the Classroom Speed Spanish I and II Teaching Adult Learners Teaching Smarter with SMART Boards Understanding Adolescents Where Does All My Money Go?

WRITING & PUBLISHING A to Z Grant Writing Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published Beginning Writer’s Workshop Effective Business Writing Get Grants! Grammar Refresher Introduction to Screenwriting The Keys to Effective Editing Publish and Sell Your E-Books Travel Writing Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers Writing Effective Grant Proposals Writing Essentials Writing for Children

COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Adobe Flash CS5 Basic CompTIA® A+ Certification Prep CompTIA® Network+ Certification Prep CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep Computer Skills for the Workplace Creating a Classroom Website Creating jQuery Mobile Websites with Dreamweaver Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5 Creating Web Pages I & II Designing Effective Websites Intermediate Networking Intermediate SQL Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS4 and CS5 Introduction to C++ Programming Introduction to CSS and XHTML Introduction to Dreamweaver CS6 Introduction to Illustrator CS3 Introduction to Java Programming Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010 Introduction to Microsoft Excel Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010 Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 Introduction to Networking Introduction to PC Security Introduction to PHP and MySQL Introduction to QuickBooks 2012 Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2012 Introduction to Visual Basic PMP Certification Prep 1 Wireless Networking

community skills center TO GET STARTED: 1. Call anytime to register, 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. 4–9 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 SPRING TERM HOURS: Closed May 27 for Memorial Day. Last day of spring term is June 15. 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 and 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 GEN6OE

$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 GEN6PH

$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 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.

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Community Education Community Skills Center

Google for Seniors $45 ($35 Senior)



$45 ($35 Senior)

Besides its popular search engine, Google has produced many useful applications. These 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!

Expand on Windows 7 for Seniors and discover some of the most useful, practical and fun components of this popular operating system. 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.

Interesting Online Applications for Seniors

Picasa for Seniors

$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 give you the opportunity to enjoy other activities. 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 $45 ($35 Senior)


Have fun learning how to navigate 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.

Mac for Seniors GEN6SIM

$45 ($35 Senior)

Discover the world of Apple Macintosh. This course covers creating documents, using emails, downloading and saving music and applications. You will also learn about the Internet.

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


$45 ($35 Senior)

Present and organize photos 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. Add special effects, transitions, sound and captions to your movie. To share a video you’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 to make online movies or conduct a video conversation and have a live chat with your friends.

Windows 7 GEN6WN

$90 ($80 Senior)

This class is perfect for first time computer users. Learn the Microsoft operating system, Windows 7, in a friendly atmosphere. This self-guided course focuses on Windows 7 fundamentals with an emphasis on file management skills.

Publisher — Level I GEN6YBC*

$90 ($80 Senior)

Publisher is one of Microsoft Office Suite's hidden gems. Learn 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 that will make you proud. Prerequisite: Introductory knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

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

Community Skills Center Community Education

Access Level I GEN6ZAA*

$90 ($80 Senior)

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

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.

Excel Level I GEN6ZEA*

Excel Level II $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.

PowerPoint Level I GEN6ZPA*


$90 ($80 Senior)

Unlock your creativity with PowerPoint. Create professional-looking slide shows using welldesigned 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.

$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.

Word Level I $90 ($80 Senior)


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. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

$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.


PowerPoint Level II

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)

This class teaches you 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. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of accounting principles, the personal computer and small business.

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

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, 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 $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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Learn Computers & More! PC4CSC

$89 ($79 Senior)

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



total access pass 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.

• 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

Contact us: 503-491-7235 •

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: 5/15–6/29 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: 5/13–17 Time: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Place: ECTC Fee: $1,495

PTCS Duct Sealing Technician Performance Tested Comfort Systems (PTCS) is a certification program for contractors installing, servicing or inspecting heat pumps and duct-

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

work. Technicians who successfully complete the course will become PTCS certified and eligible to participate in various regional programs. Date: 5/6–8 Time: Mon.–Wed., 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Place: ECTC Fee: $500

Weatherization Tech This course is designed to train students how 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: 4/8–19 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: 4/8–26 Place: Online Fee: $380 All inclusive

Business and Industry Workforce Training Community Education

Date: 5/6–8 and 5/13–14 Place: Maywood Park Campus Fee: $380 All inclusive

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 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: 4/1–9/11 Time: Mon. & Wed., 5–8:30 p.m. Place: Bruning Center Fee: $1,595 Additional fees required

Nursing Assistant The training includes 51 hours of 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:

3/25–5/10 Mon., Wed. & Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Gresham Campus, AC 1756 $1,495 Additional fees required

Wilderness First Aid 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:

5/11–6/1 No class May 25 Sat., 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Gresham Campus $125* Required textbook not included

PROFESSIONAL & OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY Preparing for Global Harmonization (GHS) The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an international approach to hazard communication, providing criteria for classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach to label elements and safety data sheets. The GHS is based on major existing systems around the world. This training is required by OSHA for employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Date: 3/8 or 6/14 Time: Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Place: Gresham Campus Fee: $195/$175 government or non-profit

Introduction to AutoCAD 2013

the AutoCAD Certified Professional exam. Designed for students who are new to AutoCAD or using an older version, this course will teach students to design and draft in 2D, create, layer, edit, modify, annotate, add dimensions and prepare sheets for plotting. This course also introduces the user to features, commands and techniques for becoming more productive when creating, annotating, and printing drawings with AutoCAD. More advanced topics include advanced objects, advanced dimensioning, manipulating objects and data, dynamic blocks, plotting and more. Basic computer experience required. Date: 4/9–11 or 5/14–16 or 6/11–13 Time: Tue.–Thur., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Place: PPI Fee: $995

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: 4/18, 25 and 5/2 Time: Thur., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Place: PPI Fee: $495

This hands-on, 21-hour course introduces users to AutoCAD and prepares them for

Career & Job Fair Tuesday, April 16, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. M H CC G r e s ham C amp u s, Stu d e nt U n io n A REA

The MHCC Career and Job Fair Features Employers in a Wide Variety of Industries Who Will Be Hiring for Career-Level Positions Sponsored by:

Banks Cable Food Service Government Healthcare High Tech Manufacturing News Stations Packaging and Distribution

Rental Car Retail Grocers Software and Computer Development Technical and Industrial Staffing Transportation Travel

be employed

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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

The small business development center is now located at 501 N.E. Hood Ave., Suite 240 , Gresham, Or

Seminars and Workshops To register call 503-491-7658

New Business Foundations Program

Participate in workshops from your business, home or SBDC classroom. High-speed Internet connection required for all online live webinars.

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.

STARTING A BUSINESS Business Leaders Forum Locally recognized business leaders engage in discussions and interact with local business owners, managers and entrepreneurs. Focus is on creating opportunities and exploring current trends, issues and best practices in business management and entrepreneurship. Date: 4/24 Time: 7:30–10 a.m. Fee: $25, includes Breakfast and Seminar Location: MHCC Town & Gown Room

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. Open registration: 4/1–6/15 Available online at: Fee: No charge

Empezando Su Negocio (Spanish) Aprenda los pasos necesarios para iniciar un pequeño negocio en el estado de Oregon. Este taller por internet cubre los siguientes temas: Cómo Registrar su Negocio, Recursos para Pequeños Negocios, Acceso a Capital, Cómo Abrir una Cuenta de Cheques y Obtener su EIN (Número de Impuesto para Su Negocio). Asesoria individual en Español sin costo alguno al completar esta clase. 24

Inscripciones abiertas: 4/1–6/15 Clase virtual: Costo: No hay cuota de inscripción

Open registration: 4/1–6/15 Available online at: Fee: $195, Includes learning materials Scholarships and payment options available; for more information call 503-491-7658

Fundamentos Para Nuevos Negocios (Spanish) Este programa de seis-semanas en-linea (curso virtual por internet) le ayudará con el proceso de iniciar y planear su nuevo negocio o evaluar la oportunidad de su idea de negocio. Trabaje con asesores profesionales durante este curso y reciba contestación a sus preguntas. Inscripciones abiertas: 4/1–6/15 Clase virtual: Costo: $195, Incluye curso y materials Becas y opciones de pago disponibles, llame al 503-491-7658

Business Plan Bootcamp™ Session 1: Arrive with an idea, leave with an outline. Session 2: Building the business plan. Session 3: Adding the financial projections and marketing spreadsheet.

Individual business counseling available free of charge to participants. Open registration: 4/1–6/15 Available online at: Fee: $55, Includes six months software access

Small Business Legal Basics Learn 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, this class 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: 3/26 or 4/30 or 5/21 or 6/25 Time: Noon–1 p.m. Fee: No charge, Class limited to 15 Location: Classroom or live webinar

Are You Bankable? 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? Individual business counseling available free of charge to participants. Open registration: 4/1–6/15 Available online at: Fee: No charge

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

Small Business Development Center Community Education

plan software, learning materials, online business training and individual business coaching. Individual business counseling available free of charge to participants. Open registration: 4/1–6/15 Available online at: Fee: $295, Includes learning materials Scholarships and payment options available; for more information call 503-491-7658

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS Small Business Management for Contractors This four-module course teaches you how to get your business running better than ever. Module 1: Marketing for contractors Module 2: HR/Staffing – office set up and bookkeeping Module 3: Business website essentials and social media marketing Module: 4 Profit & loss – balance sheet and cash flow Satisfies the eight-hour elective requirement for renewing your CCB License in Oregon. Individual business counseling available free of charge to participants. Module Dates: 5/30, 6/6, 6/13 and 6/20 Time: 10 a.m.–Noon Fee: $150 Location: Classroom or live webinar

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 non-complying employers. A penalty before a claim is a relatively inexpensive wake-up call. An employer who heeds the warning and gets insurance can avoid the much higher costs of claims, claim penalties and tort liability that go with uninsured injuries. Date: 5/8 Time: 10 a.m.–Noon Fee: No charge 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. Business counseling available free of charge upon completion of the webinar.

Open registration: 4/1–6/15 Available online at: Fee: No charge

Contracting with the Government 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. Business counseling available free of charge upon completion of the webinar. Open registration: 4/1–6/15 Available online at: Fee: No charge

Business Insurance 101 This class will address basic questions regarding business personal property, commercial general liability, bonds and workers' compensation insurance. Presented by Lori Stegmann, Stegmann Insurance Agency. Date: 6/5 Time: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Fee: No charge Location: Classroom or live webinar

BOOKKEEPING & QUICKBOOKS Bookkeeping for Small Business Learn basic accounting practices used by professional bookkeepers and accountants. Become familiar with the tools to develop a bookkeeping system that works for your business. Business counseling available free of charge upon completion of the webinar. Open registration: 4/1–6/15 Available online at: Fee: $55

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. Date: 5/7 and 5/9 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 pro-

cess money coming into and going out of a business as part of a 30-day bookkeeping cycle vital to your business. Date: 5/14 and 5/16 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: 4/13 or 6/1 Date: Bootcamp 2: 4/20 or 6/8 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 Business Website Essentials Learn easy step-by-step essentials to building your own small business website. Designed for any skill set, the instructor will walk through the budget-conscious options and tools to build a successful business website from scratch. Date: 4/12 or 5/17 or 6/14 Time: 9:30–11:30 a.m. Fee: No charge Location: Live webinar

WebMentor Have an expert Web designer guide you through the steps of creating a website for your business. Through six classes and individual mentor sessions, WebMentor will guide you through the process of creating an effective professional business website. Open registration: 4/1–6/15 Available online at: Fee: $295, Includes learning materials Scholarships and payment options available; for more information call 503-491-7658

Online Marketing and Social Media Learn how to use social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and YouTube to promote your business and attract new customers. The instructor will discuss the key elements of successful social media marketing. Date: 3/28 or 5/23 Time: 9–10:30 a.m. Fee: $35 Location: Live webinar

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getting to mhcc

I-84 181st Ave

102nd Ave. 82nd Ave




Stark St.

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Powell Blvd.

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.


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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 Ave. through Stark St. MHCC is on the left just south of Stark St. End at 257th Ave./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 Ave. through Stark St. MHCC is on the left just south of Stark St. End at 257th Ave./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.

For the most current calendar, visit

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

Directions from the MHCC Gresham Campus:

Open Registration Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3/1 Spring Term Begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/1 Memorial Day Holiday (No classes) . . . . . . . . . . . 5/27 Spring Term Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/15



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501 N.E. Hood Ave., Suite 240, Gresham, OR 503-491-7658

be a machinist On the Path MHCC looks at the needs of students, factoring in the needs of employers, and puts together new career pathways for today and tomorrow.

For many people these days, the educational path isn’t straight or clear or even continuous. The line that used to lead from high school to community college to an associate degree, possibly then to a bachelor’s degree, and finally work, now curves, starts and stops, and even doubles back on itself. More students are challenging themselves by combining education and work. Or, they return to college after periods of work, looking to take the classes that will land them a better job. In answer to those challenges, MHCC has developed a useful, flexible Career Pathways initiative to offer both students and employers what they want. “Career Pathways are a series of connected education courses, some with internship work experience,” says Dr. Steven Storla, Career Pathways coordinator at MHCC. “These courses enable students to upgrade their skills and combine school and work. The end results for students are better jobs and higher levels of education.” Storla also says, “The pathways we have in place target jobs that are critical to the local economy. They are directly linked to current and future employer needs.” In other words, this is real world stuff: career and educational stepping stones that are both goals in themselves and also a means to bigger goals. Indeed, all of the courses in a Career Pathways certificate also count toward the related Associate of Applied Science degree in the same program.

“Career Pathways are great short-term training experiences that really help people become more competitive in the job market, better skilled and more employable,” says Kay Lopez, manager of Workforce Development. “And, grant funding is available in certain targeted industries, which makes the program an even better opportunity.” Barbara Ritter is a good example. She spent 12 years out of the workforce raising her daughter. When she wanted to return to work she knew her skills were out of date, so she enrolled in MHCC’s Career Pathways program that leads to a certificate as a Medical Customer Service Representative. ”It was the perfect choice for me,” says Ritter. “The classes are focused, you can get through the program in just two or three terms, and the program definitely made me job-ready. I have the option to receive additional education to complete my degree.”

MHCC offers Career Pathways certificates in: • Office Clerk • Medical Customer Service Representative • Machine Tool Technology • Welding New certificates planned for: • Behavioral Healthcare Specialist • Accounting Assistant • Childcare Center Teacher

Several of the Career Pathways certificates offer a Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) variant to provide similar stepping stones for non-native speakers of English.

Tooled and Schooled for a career pathway

“Many people come to the U.S. with work skills but not language skills,” says Angelique Kauffman Rodriguez, who coordinates the VESL programs at MHCC. “We offer career and language education, help them navigate the college experience and support them throughout their journey.” Paz Ramos took that support and ran with it. A single mother, Ramos completed the Career Pathways VESL Welding Technology certificate, immediately went to work in a traditionally male-dominated field and is now paving the way for future women welders. “MHCC prepared me for a better future, and I’m so thankful,” Ramos says. “They gave me open doors to walk through.” For more information on Career Pathways at MHCC, please visit and find the path that’s right for you.

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be a wildlife steward A Delicate Balance A Port of Portland team, managed and staffed entirely by MHCC graduates, plays an important role in the safety of passengers, aircraft and wildlife at the metro area’s airports. Imagine for a moment that you are a bird, living in or migrating through the Portland area. From high on the wing, you spot the perfect place to pause, hunt, roost. Its flatness enables you to spot predators, and it’s grassy, so if you are a raptor or a heron, there will be mice, voles and other rodents to hunt. The nearby river provides water and additional food sources. True, it is already being used by some rather large and extremely noisy birds, but you can adjust to that. Overall, it’s ideal. In a metro area largely paved over and built up, this is how an airport looks to birds: highly desirable, open space. As some of the last geography of its kind, it draws both people and birds to Portland International Airport (PDX) and the smaller suburban

Watching Out for Big and Little Birds

MHCC graduates staff the Port’s Wildlife Hazard Management program

airports in the region. It also keeps Nick Atwell and his team of wildlife hazard management technicians— all of whom were trained at MHCC, including Atwell himself—busy every hour of every day. Three years ago, a frightening situation over New York City’s Hudson River, demonstrated that planes and birds can be a dangerous combination. Bird strikes are somewhat common, and very seldom result in damage to the plane, although they are virtually always fatal to the bird. So the Port’s PDX Wildlife Hazard Management program is committed to protecting both the feathered and riveted denizens of the air. Port employees harass the birds or relocate the more recalcitrant individuals to areas away from airports. It may seem surprising that one of the most common bird harassment methods used in one of the world’s noisiest environments—the runways of a large airport—is noise.

Birds, like humans, are amazingly adaptable, and adjust to the highdecibel-but-familiar roar of takeoff and landing. However, sudden, unexpected noises (air cannons, for example) will frighten the birds and send them soaring elsewhere—at least for a while. Atwell and his team use high-tech tools such as lowintensity green lasers (the beams of which are perceived by birds as potentially dangerous solid objects) to scare off troublemakers.

“The education I received at MHCC was very good in positioning me and my fellow alums to function in a broad range of environmental disciplines. It was great training.”

“It’s a challenging work environment, protecting passengers and wildlife while large aircraft are taking off and landing all around you. It’s always interesting and rewarding, and never boring.” Beyond harassment and removal, the Port’s wildlife hazard management efforts also include research to determine the best ways to prevent conflict between aircraft and the natural environment in which they operate. “Back in the 1990s,” says Wally Shriner, an instructor in the Wildlife Resources specialization in MHCC’s Natural Resources Technology program, “when PDX’s Wildlife Hazards Management program consisted of just one staff person at the Port, MHCC began sending a single student intern to help out and gain co-op work experience at the airport. In 1998, Nick Atwell was one of those interns, and he went on to manage the program at PDX.” “It’s been a very successful relationship, and a great example of MHCC serving our community, beginning with the small step of sending one intern and eventually creating a true partnership,” says Shriner. Atwell had no idea this would be his career when he first came to the airport as an intern.

“There was no such thing as an aviation wildlife technician back then,” he recalls, “and the concept of an active Wildlife Hazard Management program at airports was new. The education I received at MHCC was very good in positioning me and my fellow alums to function in a broad range of environmental disciplines. It was great training.” One student and eight graduates currently work at the airport in various functions, and each received his or her start through a cooperative program between MHCC and the Port. Atwell, who has managed the PDX program since 2006, eventually went on to graduate from Portland State University and later earned his FAA certification as an airport biologist. It is a field with outstanding long-range opportunity, as very few people possess the certification so far. And while Atwell has had great success hiring MHCC grads, he makes it clear that this is an on-thejob learning situation. “The MHCC program doesn’t train students specifically for work at airports—it’s the internships and dayto-day experience that does that. It’s a job that requires a lot of what I call situational awareness,” says Atwell. “It’s a challenging work environment, protecting passengers

and wildlife while large aircraft are taking off and landing all around you. It’s always interesting and rewarding, and never boring.” While the bulk of Atwell’s efforts are focused at PDX, his team also provides services to the Hillsboro and Troutdale airports. They stay in communication with other airports in the country to offer advice and counsel. “As urbanization increases, wildlife is becoming more attracted to these large, open areas,” Atwell points out, “and we have to be responsible for both human and animal safety.” For more information on MHCC’s Natural Resources Technology program, please visit



Join the Adventure at the Foundation’s Annual Auction and Dinner, May 4 Make your reservations now for the MHCC Foundation’s annual Power of the Dream auction and dinner, May 4 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River. With the theme, Education…A Journey to Opportunity, it’s bound to be an adventure! Auction items will range from bottles of wine and unique handcrafted items, to world-class trips and one-of-a-kind experiences, all for a great cause—supporting MHCC students on their journey toward college completion, a fulfilling career and unlimited opportunities. The evening will commence with a silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and a live auction at 8. However, as with any journey, you never know what’s around the corner, so come prepared for some entertaining surprises! There are many ways to join the adventure: Make a reservation Become a sponsor Donate cash or items for the auctions Bid on an exciting trip Contact the Foundation at 503-491-7206, online at or email

Let the Adventure Begin!


be adventurous

Saturday, May 4, 2013 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.

Foundation Annual Power of the Dream Auction & Dinner Red Lion Hotel on the River • 5 p.m. For information call 503-491-7206. Visit us online at or email at