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welcome President John J. “Ski ‘ Sygielski
Welcome from the President of Mt. Hood Community College
Board of Directors Brian Freeman Rod Monroe Bob Morris Beverly Russell Duke Shepard Dave Shields Ralph Yates, D.O.
Welcome to Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) and the first issue of our new publication MHCC College + Community, highlighting and celebrating all the ways our College and our community intersect, each benefiting and inspiring the other. Instead of mailing a full schedule of all classes, we listened to your feedback and have revamped our quarterly mailing to better serve you. We hope you enjoy it!
Published by the Office of College Advancement Vice President of College Advancement & Executive Director, MHCC Foundation Cassie S. McVeety Graphic Design Spring Bastow Glenn Wright Contributors Jenny Furniss Jarrod Hogue Barbara Howell Todd Schwartz Kelli Walker Photography Pat Casey Kelly James
MHCC mails this publication to all district residents to inform them of the College’s programs, services and community events. Because the schedule is addressed to “Postal Customer,” individual names cannot be removed from the mailing list. Accessible formats for individuals with disabilities are available by calling the Disability Services Office at 503-497-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). “College + Community” (USPS 002-866) Summer 2010. Published quarterly by Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham, Oregon 97030. Periodicals postage paid at Gresham, Ore., and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to “College + Community” at 26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030.
In addition, we are encouraging students to use online resources, which are always up-to-date and can be accessed quickly and easily. By going online to mhcc.edu/schedule, students and community members alike can find all the information they need about class offerings, instructors, dates and times. All of our credit classes are listed in one convenient spot at mhcc.edu/schedule. And MHCC is not just for the recent high school graduate or the university student coming home for the summer. We offer an array of community education classes for enrichment, education and retraining for new careers. You’ll find a schedule of those valuable classes inside this publication, and I hope you discover a few that interest you. This issue also features a story about the College’s newest study abroad program, which gives students and community members the opportunity to learn Italian in beautiful Perugia, Italy. Also included is information on our brand new senior discounts, so please have a look! We hope to continue to strengthen the ties between MHCC and the community by sharing exciting College news and highlighting the ways in which the College provides training for businesses and their employees, transforms students’ lives and delivers a wide range of educational opportunities. MHCC is a cornerstone of the community, and every day I feel proud to be its president. I will continue to engage the community in conversations about how to make MHCC an even more effective educational institution. Please do not hesitate to let me know what you think by writing to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and see you on campus!
John J. “Ski” Sygielski
register for summer & fall today Information to get you started: • Schedule and registration for MHCC for-credit classes is now online at mhcc.edu/schedule. • Schedule of Community Education classes is inserted in the center of this publication — and also online at mhcc.edu/schedule. You can register by mail, fax, phone or online (details on page 5). • It’s never been easier to Click Your Way to Class It’s never been easier to apply to MHCC, register for a class or take advantage of the resources of MHCC — it’s waiting for you at mhcc.edu/schedule. We listened to what you wanted when it comes to the MHCC schedule of classes — which was less paper, more emphasis on sustainability, more accurate information, more convenience for you and more resources online — and we’ve followed your wishes! The result is a new streamlined system that makes it easier than ever to search for and find your classes — both for-credit courses and Community Education courses. There’s much less paper and printing involved, lower mailing costs and new online tools to get the job done quickly and simply.
Here’s how it works: Our new publication, College + Community, which you hold in your hands, includes a paper schedule of the Community Education courses only. You’ll find the complete schedule of MHCC’s forcredit courses at mhcc.edu/schedule. This portal is your route to information at MHCC. You can search by course title or academic discipline, and you’ll see dates, times, instructors, tuition and fees. Admissions and Registration are just a couple clicks away. You can search for classes without creating an account or logging in, so check it out. When it comes to all of our great Community Education classes, you can also find those online, as well as in the center of this publication, and you can register by mail, phone or at mhcc.edu/schedule. So click your way to class — we’re looking forward to seeing you soon!
Get It ON The concept of College + Community proves its value for a MHCC alumnus and a forward-looking company. This is the story of an MHCC alumnus named Brannon Winningham, who had a good job with a company making semiconductors, until he didn’t. And this is the story of a very successful company called ON Semiconductor, whose Gresham facility needed someone exactly like Winningham, except not quite.
“The partnership offsets additional costs for us, and we get a
for our growing workforce.”
Semiconductor’s Human Resources manager. “He had a solid set of skills, but they weren’t specific to us. But Aaron Sorenson had talked to us about onthe-job training programs, and we recognized we could build on that.” Sorenson is an MHCC employee who is a regional business specialist at Worksource Portland Metro East, part of a statewide network of public and private partners stimulating job growth in a very direct way: putting companies and workers together with the resources they need to move ahead.
MHCC Community Partner
Maybe we should explain that. You see, Winningham, who took electronic courses at MHCC, was trained to diagnose and repair the specific tools and machinery that his former company used to manufacture semiconductors. When that company fell victim to the recession, he needed a new job. And ON Semiconductor happened to be in need of a person to diagnose and repair the specific tools and machinery they use to make their products. The problem was that the tools and machinery weren’t the same. The comparison I use,” Winningham says, “is to imagine that both companies are like big kitchens turning out meals. I was trained to fix the refrigerator — ON Semiconductor needed someone to fix the stove.” The upshot was Winningham would need months of training — and that’s expensive. “We’d identified Brannon as a candidate for the position,” explains Denise Walton, ON
In this case, Sorenson was able to develop a six-month on-the-job training program for ON Semiconductor and Winningham, during which the company gets salary support for the trainee, who will become a valuable employee, and Winningham gets a powerful transition into a rewarding new position. “It’s a great benefit to us,” ON Semiconductor’s Walton says. “The partnership offsets additional costs for us, and we get a well-trained employee for our growing workforce. We’ve really appreciated both Brannon’s hard work and Aaron’s help.”
“I’m getting really intense, focused training while I work, and it’s a great opportunity.” And Winningham appreciates the fresh start. “I’m getting really intense, focused training while I work,” he says, “and it’s a great opportunity.” For more information on how the College + Community partnership might work for you or your company, contact Aaron Sorenson at 503-660-1451. Worksource Portland Metro East is financed with U.S. Department of Labor funds provided through Worksystems, Inc.
communityand education non-credit classes
class locations Mt. Hood Community College Gresham Campus Buildings 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham AC EC GE HF
Academic Center Early Childhood Ed. G.E. Classroom Fisheries
IT Industrial Tech. PE Physical Education VA Visual Arts Center
BCAH The Bruning Center for Allied Health 1484 N.W. Civic Drive, Gresham 503-491-6700 MAY MHCC Maywood Park Campus 10100 N.E. Prescott, Portland 503-491-6100 CN Centennial High School 3505 S.E. 182nd, Gresham CLUB Club Estates East 12260 S.E. Main, Portland DD David Douglas High School 1001 S.E. 135th, Portland DDSO David Douglas South building 1500 S.E. 130th, Portland FAIR Fairlawn Community Center 1280 N.E. Kane Road, Gresham FRVW Fairview Community Center 300 Harrison, Fairview
table of contents
Registration Form............................................ Community Education Classes...................... Community Skills Center................................ Non-Credit Online Career Training ............... Non-Credit Online Classes ............................ Small Business Development Center............ Lunch and Learn..........................................
5 6 – 10 11 – 12 13 – 14 15 – 16 17 – 18 19
GWA Gorge Winds Aviation 920 N.W. Perimeter Way, Troutdale LUKE St. Luke’s 120 S.W. Towle Ave., Gresham RYM Reynolds Middle School 1200 N.E. 201st, Fairview SBDC Small Business Development Center 328 N. Roberts, Gresham WMOR Walt Morey Middle School 2801 S.W. Lucas, Troutdale ZION Zion Church of Christ 2025 N.E. 23rd Ave., Gresham
Community Education Registration Form Student Information STUDENT ID or Social Security number
BIRTH DATE (required)
HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDED
PREVIOUS LAST NAME
MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME
Course Registration COURSE NO.
Payment Information Paying by:
Please bill me
You will be contacted if your class is filled or cancelled.
Other options to register: • ONLINE: Returning students, see panel below. • Mail: Please mail registration form and payment to: MHCC Community Education, Rm. 1162
26000 SE Stark Street, 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 4-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 fees, and Oregon Department of Revenue charges related to the collection of all delinquent debts owed to the College. To have the charges removed, I must process a drop or withdraw form through the Admissions, Registration and Records Office during the refund period.
or students not enrolled in the past 12 months
26000 SE Stark St. Gresham, OR 97030
c. CALL: 503-491-7572
Web Helpline: 503-491-6488
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.
COMMUNITY ED CLASS KEY:
who have enrolled within the past 12 months
1. Fill out this registration form. 1. Register and pay online. 2. You can register in one of three ways: Seven days a week, 24 hours a day! a. FAX this form to: (503) 491-7390 • Go to mhcc.edu click on MyMHCC or use the direct link: b. MAIL this form to: http://my.mhcc.edu. MHCC Community Education • Y our username is your MHCC ID Room 1162
Payment Information: Payment due date is the first day of the term. You may pay online with a check or bankcard/credit card. Log on to MyMHCC at http://my.mhcc.edu, select “Student Services, Pay for School.” Payment in person may also be made in the Student Services Center on the Gresham Campus.
READ BEFORE SIGNING
Cost of Class Course #
additional fees may apply.
• The first time you log in, your password is your six-digit date of birth (ex. Sept. 21, 1960 = 092160) until you change it.
Section # Instructor Name The word “STAFF” is used when the specific instructor is not identified.
Class Day U M T W R F S
These are the Sunday dates the class Monday will cover. Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
See key on pg. 33
Home, Home, Garden Family
AGR4DO $48 ($38 Senior) Course covers basic obedience commands, training tools, manners and basic grooming. Instructor will discuss proper dog care to include diet and exercise needs. Students will have the opportunity to address individual concerns. Bring your dog to class on a leash. Also bring water in a jug and a water bowl. Sec. 91 10–Noon N. Cox
S AC* 06/26/10–07/31/10
*Class is held in the open mall area on south end of campus near the Student Center.
Driver Education ODOT Certified DRV4DE $315 Course includes 30 classroom hours and 12 hours of in-vehicle training (six hours behind-the-wheel with professional driving instructors, and six hours of in-car observation - scheduled outside classroom hours). Learn safe driving techniques, etiquette and preparedness. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate for submission to the DMV office at time of licensure and for insurance discounts. PLEASE NOTE: 12 HOURS OF IN-VEHICLE TRAINING (driving and observation time) IS SEPARATE FROM SCHEDULED CLASSROOM TIME. Student must have valid Oregon Driver’s Permit. Attendance is mandatory. 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. To register for this course, please call Oregon Driver Education Center at 503-297-4813. See drivereducationcenter. com for more information. Sec. 31 9–2:30 p.m. M/W MAY 220 A. Crites 07/12/10–07/28/10 Sec. 32 9–2:30 p.m. M/W MAY 220 A. Crites 08/09/10–08/25/10 Sec. 91 9–2:30 p.m. T/R AC 1309 A. Crites 07/13/10–07/29/10 Sec. 92 9–2:30 p.m. T/R AC 1309 A. Crites 08/10/10–08/26/10
Driver Safety Program
DRV5DS This AARP sponsored class is a refresher for motorists age 50 and older. This course is classroom instruction only, no driving. Students completing the program will receive a certificate and will be eligible for insurance discounts. No test. Fee is $12 for members/$14 for non–members. To join AARP prior to registration, please call (888) 687–2277. Sec. 91 9–1 p.m. I. Reid
T/R AC 2700 07/13/10–07/15/10
Participants need to bring their AARP cards to class.
An Introduction to Solar Power ECO4SP $34 ($24 Senior) This course covers an introduction to design and installation of solar energy systems. Learn about the equipment, system sizing, orientation, configuration and energy offset relative to electricity or gas bills. Gain knowledge about state and national incentives for solar power. Course includes a tour of a residential PV system.
Funding College with Real Estate FIN4FC
$29 ($19 Senior) This course demonstrates both Why and How to fund a college education far more easily than traditional methods. Workbook included.
Sec. 31 6:30–8:00 p.m. M/W MAY 125 S. Straub 06/28/10–06/30/10 Sec. 91 6:30–8:00 p.m. M/W AC 1767 S. Straub 06/21/10–06/23/10
Concealed Handgun Permit Class GUN4CH
$42 ($32 Senior)
This one evening class is designed to satisfy all requirements to obtain an Oregon Concealed Handgun Permit. This class will cover safety and responsibility of firearm ownership as well as how to obtain a Concealed Handgun Permit, where the permit is valid and use of deadly force as described in ORS (Oregon Revised Statues). All students who complete class as specified by instructor will receive a Certificate of Completion. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. S. Curtain
M AC 1266 06/28/10–06/28/10
Planning a Home Renovation HOM4HR
$89 ($79 Senior)
Sec. 31 6:30–7:30 p.m. W MAY 143 C. Currington 06/23/10–06/30/10
Taught by a licensed architect with expertise in residential renovations, this course is designed for any homeowner planning a home addition or remodel. Topics include selecting a contractor, identifying red flags and understanding when to do it yourself and when to leave it to the professionals. This course will also incorporate sustainable building practices.
Building Wealth with Real Estate
Sec. 31 6:30–8:30 p.m. T MAY 219 M. Hogue 06/22/10–07/06/10
$29 ($19 Senior) The first night is an overview of a process for getting from where you are financially to where you want to be using real estate as the investment vehicle. The second night is a planning workshop to put these principles into application. Workbook included.
Sec. 31 6:30–8:00 p.m. T/R MAY 310 S. Straub 06/29/10–07/1/10 Sec. 32 6:30–8:00 p.m. M/W MAY 125 S. Straub 08/09/10–08/11/10 Sec. 91 6:30–8:00 p.m. T/R AC 1508 S. Straub 06/22/10–06/24/10 Sec. 92 6:30–8:00 p.m. T/R AC 1775 S. Straub 08/10/10–08/12/10
Urban Farming Fundamentals HRT4UF
$99 ($89 Senior) Learn how to convert your yard to a flourishing urban farm, using raised beds and space planting designed for high yield vegetable gardens and berries. Topics also include using organic soil, composting, weed and pest control, as well as raising goats and chickens for food.
Sec. 31 6:30–8:30 p.m. R MAY 219 D. Smith 06/24/10–07/15/10
Sustainable Residential Landscaping HRT4SL
$69 ($59 Senior) Learn residential landscaping using sustainable techniques in landscape design, soil preparation, plant selection, plant care, and maintenance.
Sec. 91 6:30–9:00 p.m. W AC 1657 S. Schmidt 06/23/10–07/07/10
ART4B $110 ($100 Senior) Learn the fundamentals of simple jewelry construction (no string beading). More advanced students may learn casting and light setting.
confusing and expensive? Then this class is for you! After our discussion on pattern selection, color theory, tools and techniques, sandwiching, quilting and binding, you will design your quilt and determine tools and supplies needed.
Sec. 91 9–Noon G. Buyukas
Sec. 91 6–8:30 p.m. T TBA N. Tubbs 06/22/10–08/10/10
Creative Jewelry Making
M/W DDSO 221 06/28/10–07/26/10
No class on July 5th.
Beginning Jewelry Making
Mosaic Art Workshop I
ART4BJ $59 ($49 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.
ART4MW $49 ($39 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, hands–on workshop. Final class allows students to grout their creations.
Sec. 31 6–9 p.m. P. Tait
Sec. 91 6:30–9 p.m. R VA 13 P. Tait 07/15/10–07/15/10
R MAY 143 08/05/10–08/19/10
Beginners Watercolor ART4BW $100 ($90 Senior) Learn traditional and realistic watercolor in this enjoyable class. We welcome new students and also those whose brushes and paints have developed cobwebs. The first night will be handson demos and discussions of painting subjects. A list of supplies will be given at that time. Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. M. Dawkins
W VA 13 06/23/10–08/25/10
Transparent Watercolor ART4PB $68 ($58 Senior) Put the life in still life through the richness of perception. Emphasis is on vision training, drawing what you see, and painting what you feel. Your own style will develop and expand through learning process and technique, including drawing shortcuts and color theory. Sec. 31 9 a.m.–Noon F MAY 304 P. Hobbs 06/25/10–08/27/10 Sec. 91 9 a.m.–Noon S VA13 P. Hobbs 06/26/10–08/28/10
Beginning Quilting ART4CC $72 ($62 Senior) Have you always wanted to try quilting, but didn’t know where to begin? Do you find the array of books, patterns and tools both
Sec. 91 8–10 a.m. M AC 1776 E. Melroy 06/14/10–06/14/10
10:10–6:30 p.m. M PARKLOT 06/14/10 06/14/10
8–6:30 p.m. T/R/F PARKLOT 06/15/10–06/18/10
Sec. 92 8–10 a.m. M AC 1776 E. Melroy 07/19/10–07/19/10
10:10–6:30 p.m. M PARKLOT 07/19/10–07/19/10
T/R/F PARKLOT 07/20/10–07/23/10
Sec. 93 8–10 a.m. T AC 1776 E. Melroy 08/10/10–08/10/10 10:10–6:30 p.m. T PARKLOT 08/10/10–08/10/10
8–6:30 p.m. W/F/S PARKLOT 08/10/10–08/14/10
Sec. 91 10:30–4:30 p.m. U VA 13 P. Tait 07/25/10–07/25/10
HOM4KF $72 ($62 Senior) Your family and friends will enjoy your hand knitted 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. More advanced knitters will have challenging projects. Instructor will hand out supplies list first class. Fee includes some supplies.
Sec. 91 7–9 p.m. P. Tait
Sec. 91 6–8 p.m. M. Rees
R VA 13 07/29/10–07/29/10
T AC 1767 06/22/10–08/24/10
Advanced Motorcycle Rider Course
The Basics of Selling on eBay
AUT5AM Nationally recognized instructional techniques used to train police motor officers across the country are now available to civilian riders. This intensive 42-hour class develops rider coordination, balance, skill and confidence, enabling you to ride with the safety and efficiency enjoyed by police motor officers. This course combines the key elements of throttle, clutch and brake with head/eye placement for precise control of the motorcycle. Students are immersed in braking, obstacle avoidance and precision riding techniques. Completion criteria are identical to those used to certify motor officer competency, which results in the ability to make full lock turns, aggressively brake and take counter measures to avoid being run over by the following traffic. The school provides ex-police motorcycles for student use.
PC5BA $42 ($32 Senior) Turn your clutter into cash! Find out how to sell your stuff on the largest online auction site from an official five–star rated “Education Specialist trained by eBay”. With over 135 million registered users, eBay offers more than 50,000 categories to market your goods to the world! Learn 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. This course will provide all the fundamental skills needed to become a successful eBay seller. Optional $25 textbook can be purchased from instructor on the first day of class.
Register for sections of AUT5AM at: northwestmotorcycle.com/schedule2010.html. View the class schedule at: northwest-motorcycle.com. The first two hours of the first class meet in the classroom, and the remainder of classes meet in parking lots P and N.
Sec. 91 6–9 p.m. M. Klink
T AC 2604 06/22/10–07/20/10
Take Control of Your Canon EOS Digital Camera PHT4C $62 ($52 Senior) This class explains everything about your EOS digital camera. You will learn in clear nontechnical language how to use every function
on your camera. Canon lenses and flash units will also be discussed. Most Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras will be discussed. If you are not sure this class is right for you please call or email the Instructor, David Green 503661-7506 or email@example.com. Sec. 91 9–5 p.m. D. Green
S AC 2756 07/17/10–07/17/10
Introduction to Digital Photography PHT4D $39 ($29 Senior) Want to go digital but don’t know where to start? This class covers the basics of digital photography. We discuss types of media cards, printers, scanners, camera features, white balance, image quality and resolution plus a Photoshop demonstration. This class will help you determine what features/equipment you need. Sec. 91 6–10 p.m. D. Green
T AC 2756 07/13/10–07/13/10
Take Control of Your Nikon Digital SLR Camera PHT4NC $62 ($52 Senior) This class explains everything about your Nikon digital SLR camera. You will learn in clear, non-technical language how to use your camera functions as well as lenses and flash units. Most Nikon Digital SLR cameras will be discussed. If you are not sure this class is right for you please call or email the Instructor, David Green 503-661-7506 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sec. 91 9–5 p.m. D. Green
S AC 2756 07/24/10–07/24/10
Understanding Composition in Photography PHT4UC $39 ($29 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 compositional formats, placement, shape, lines, texture and color to compose your scene. Sec. 91 6–10 p.m. D. Green
T AC 2700 07/27/10–07/27/10
An Introduction to Voiceovers THE4VO $45 ($35 Senior) Learn skills to become a professional voiceover artist! This fun, informative and empowering class will teach you the basics of entering the voiceover field. Learn the many details of the voiceover industry: marketing philosophy, the importance of your voiceover demo, what to
expect of clients, scripts and how a recording studio works. You will be amazed at how well you can sound with a little professional coaching. Sec. 91 7–9 p.m. STAFF
T AC 2756 07/06/10–07/06/10
Microcomputer Use for Senior Citizens CS9G
$54 ($44 Senior) Enjoy a fun and easy hands–on basic computer and Internet skills course. Obtain a free e-mail account and learn to send and receive e-mails and attachments. Students 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. 31 6–8:30 p.m. W MAY 303 M. Pelayo 06/23/10–07/21/10
Sec. 91 11–1:30 p.m. S AC 2604 M. Pelayo 06/26/10–07/24/10
Creating a Web Page PC6CW
$65 ($55 Senior) Create a home page for your business or individual use. You will start with an introduction to Dreamweaver and create a simple web page. This course also covers webbing your page to other web pages on the Internet, adding pictures and backgrounds, creating table and graphic links and gathering information from people viewing your web site. Finish your web page in the course and put it on the Internet!
Sec. 91 9:45–11:35 a.m. F AC 2604 J. Aguilar 06/25/10–08/27/10
Sec. 31 6–8:30 p.m. T MAY 311 STAFF 06/22/10–07/27/10
Gently Learning Basic Computer
Intermediate Computer Basics for Spanish Speaking Students
$60 ($50 Senior) Learn the very basics of word processing, spreadsheets, e–mailing and the Internet. Course will include a lot of hands–on experience.
Sec. 92 4–6 p.m. K. Huey
M AC 2611 06/21/10–08/23/10
No class on July 5.
Computer Basics for Spanish Speaking Students PC5SP
$62 ($52 Senior)
Uso de computadoras personales en espanol.
Este curso es disenado para personas sin experiencia o conocimiento previo en computacion. Esta clase provee introduccion al uso de computadoras, incluyendo email, internet, sistema operativo de Windows y vocabulario technologico–basico. This is a class for first–time computer users. The assignments acquaint the user with the basics of a personal computer and Windows, introduce the use of e-mail, the use of a Web browser and basic search techniques using a Web browser.
$62 ($52 Senior) Uso de computadoras personales en espanol
Este curso es disenado para personas sin experiencia o conocimiento previo en computacion. Esta clase provee introduccion al uso de computadoras, incluyendo email, internet, sistema operativo de Windows y vocabulario technologico-basico. This class is designed for students who have completed Computer Basics for Spanish Speaking Students. Students will continue learning Word 2007. Also learn to create a presentation in PowerPoint and Publisher 2007. Learn to create a photo album presentation, flyers and brochures. Sec. 91 8:30–10:50 a.m. S AC 2604 M. Pelayo 06/26/10–07/24/10
Welcome to Medicare!
HE4MC Medicare doesn’t have to be confusing. This course will help participants 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. This free course is taught by trained volunteers in cooperation with Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services. Sec. 91 7–9 p.m. B. Earnest
R AC 1002 06/24/10–06/24/10
Sec. 92 7–9 p.m. B. Earnest
R AC 1002 07/08/10–07/08/10
Sec. 93 10–Noon B. Earnest
S AC 1002 08/07/10–08/07/10
Summer Wellnessology HE4SW $79 ($69 Senior) This course is a combination of both Wellnessology and Advanced Wellnessology with all the Oriental health philosophy and western basic science to help achieve wellness goals and maintain quality of life. Sec. 91 6–8 p.m. C. Wu
T AC 1776 7/6/10–8/24/10
Health and Wellness for Women HE5HW $29 ($19 Senior) A holistic approach to women’s health concerns, this course will cover topics such as healthy weight maintenance, balancing female hormones, and fibromyalgia. Instructor will educate students about safe, effective, and alternative methods for addressing these health concerns. Students will leave each class session with the latest tips on how you can improve your lifestyle. Sec. 91 6–8 p.m. STAFF
R AC 1582 6/24/10–6/24/10
6–8 p.m. STAFF
R AC 1582 7/22/10–7/22/10
6–8 p.m. STAFF
R AC 1582 8/26/10–8/26/10
REC4AB $88 ($78 Senior) Explore the beauty and joy of learning ballet technique and stretch techniques to classical music. All levels welcome.
Pilates and Yoga REC5P $79 ($69 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 and pilates workout. Wear loose layered clothing and bring two towels. Sec. 91 7:30–8:20 p.m. M/W PE 139E J. Kelly 06/21/10–08/25/10 Section 91: No class on July 5. Sec. 92 7:30–8:20 p.m. T/R PE 139E Dollowitch 06/22/10–08/26/10
Sec. 91 7:30–9 p.m. M/W PE 114 L. Morgan 06/21/10–08/02/10
Sec. 93 4:30–5:20 p.m. T/R FRVW Dollowitch 06/22/10–08/26/10
Bicycle Maintenance and Repair
Tai Chi Chuan
REC4MR $89 ($79 Senior) This course is designed for any bicycle owner who wants to learn the essentials of bicycle maintenance, from simple tune-ups 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. B. Fite
W OFF SITE 06/23/10–07/07/10
Sec. 92 7–9 p.m. B. Fite
W OFF SITE 07/14/10–07/28/10
Sec. 91 3:30–4:30 p.m. M/W FRVW L. Wilburn 06/21/10–08/25/10 No class on July 5.
Located at The Outer Rim, 10625 NE Halsey St.
Gentle Yoga REC5GY $79 ($69 Senior) Sculpt long, lean muscles, firm and tone, while building strength, flexibility and concentration. Reduce stress, calm and strengthen the mind, emotions, glands, and organs with this gentle yoga workout. Wear loose layered clothing and bring two towels. Sec. 91 6:10–7 p.m. M/W PE 139E J. Kelly 06/21/10–08/25/10 No class on July 5.
Keep Moving–Seniors REC5KM $60–$42 Improve your flexibility, range of motion and balance. Bring 1–or 2–pound weights for strength training and gentle stretching. No floor exercise. Sec. 91 7:55–8:45 a.m. M/W/F ZIONCH D. Glasnapp 06/21/10–08/27/10 Section 91: No class on July 5. Sec. 92 9:30–10:30 a.m. M /W/F CLUB D. Glasnapp 06/21/10–08/27/10 Section 92: No class on July 5. Sec. 93 10–11 a.m. T/R ZIONCH D. Glasnapp 06/22/10–08/26/10
$79 ($69 Senior) Chinese form of exercise with self–defense application. Reduce the effects of stress. Develop power in the legs, flexibility in the hips and shoulders, suppleness in the spine and increased stamina. Improve balance and posture. All are welcome; the benefits are life–changing.
Water Aerobics by Moonlight REC5WM
$79 ($69 Senior) Let a full glass wall help you enjoy the moonlit ambiance of this indoor pool as you work out the day’s frustrations. Learn new and innovative water aerobic exercises while working out in the shallow end of the swimming pool. Easy access, lots of parking, and you leave class feeling great! Fee includes on–duty lifeguard, use of pool, showers, and locker room.
Sec. 91 7:45–8:45 p.m. T/R RYMS POOL M. Furness 06/22/10–08/26/10 Class located at 202nd and Halsey at
Reynolds Middle School.
Yoga for Health REC5Y
$84 ($74 Senior) Balance your mind and body and reduce your stress. Learn proper body alignment and breath awareness through yoga poses to release tension, tone and strengthen muscles, bones and organs. Improve your ability to concentrate. Calm the mind and emotions and get a good night’s sleep. Class is for every level of fitness. Wear loose clothing; bring a sticky mat, blanket and pillow. Ages 18 and up.
Sec. 91 9:05–10:35 a.m. M/W ZIONCH M. Corgiat 06/21/10–08/25/10 Section 91: No class on July 5. Sec. 92 8–9:30 a.m. T/R ZIONCH M. Corgiat 06/22/10–08/26/10 Sec. 93 6–7:30 p.m. T/R FAIRLAWN M. Corgiat 06/22/10–08/26/10
Go Cheesy Dairy–Free! HEC4DF $34 ($24 Senior) Do you love cheese–or miss it? Come see how much fun it is to make your favorite delicious “cheese” dishes including cheesy spreads, dips, sauces, and even hard blocks of “cheese”–all without dairy or guilt! These incredible pure–vegetarian cheesy creations are made only with natural, animal–free ingredients and then can be used just like the “real things”. Come hungry. Sec. 91 11–1:30 p.m. S AC 2707 D. Gabbe 07/10/10–07/10/10
Vegetarian Beans & Grains Magic HEC4VB $34 ($24 Senior) Beans and whole grains are among the most hearty and healthful foods around. Combined with other natural ingredients, these humble staples can provide a world of exciting dishes–including yummy desserts. Come discover the magic in beans and grains and watch how easy it is to use them in preparing inexpensive, low–fat, cholesterol–free, pure vegetarian dishes. Come hungry, too. Sec. 91 6–8:30 p.m. R AC 2707 D. Gabbe 07/22/10–07/22/10
Vegetarian Cooking with Greens HEC4VG $34 ($24 Senior) Making cooked greens a regular on your dinner table can provide significant protections against cancer and osteoporosis. Come learn all about collards, kale, mustard greens, bok choy and other hardy calcium–rich greens. Watch how they can be turned into savory dishes that are inexpensive, low–fat, cholesterol–free and pure vegetarian. Come hungry, too. Sec. 91 6–8:30 p.m. R AC 2707 D. Gabbe 08/05/10–08/05/10
Vegetarian on the Go! HEC4VO $34 ($24 Senior) How do you maintain a healthy diet on the run? Come see how easy it is to prepare deliciously portable, out of the hand meals that’ll keep you fueled up while you’re dashing
about, whether by car, bus, train or even cruise ship. These low fat, cholesterol free, pure vegetarian dishes are especially convenient to eat while working or at a sporting event. Come hungry. Sec. 91 2–4:30 p.m. S AC 2707 D. Gabbe 07/10/10–07/10/10
Let’s Learn French LAN5FR $68 ($58 Senior) If you have never taken French before, this class is for you. In a fun, positive and interactive format, this class introduces beginners to the fundamentals of the French language and culture. Soon you will be able to say useful everyday phrases like s’il vous plait, merci!
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Trip
Take a fabulous trip to Ashland to experience the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Two nights, double occupancy lodging included at Flagship Inn in Ashland; continental breakfast and heated pool. Carpools to Ashland, Oregon to be arranged. — Events — Friday: Evening performance of “Twelfth Night” Saturday: Afternoon performance of “Pride and Prejudice” with backstage tour & lecture. Sunday: Afternoon performance of ”Hamlet”
Sec. 91 6–8 p.m. M AC 1705 L. Brown 06/21/10–08/23/10 No class on July 5.
Last day to register and trip fee of $270 due Thursday, July 8.
Learn Spanish Gently
Sec. 91 12–8 p.m. U/F/S OFF SITE N. Wright 07/30/10–08/01/10
LAN5S $82 ($72 Senior) A conversational course with a wealth of practical expressions. Taught by an experienced instructor in a relaxed setting and designed to aid you in your career, travels, and intercultural communication. Sec. 31 6–9 p.m. M/W MAY 306 I. Almada 06/21/10–07/26/10 No class on July 5. Sec. 91 6–8:30 p.m. M AC 2700 Rivera-Bass 06/21/10–08/23/10 No class on July 5. Sec. 93 6–8:30 p.m. W AC 2700 R. Garcia 06/23/10–08/25/10
Professional Novel and Memoir Writing LAN8QQ
$68 ($58 Senior) Class 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.
● Swimming Pools ● Lessons ● Rock Wall ● Summer Kids Camps ● More
MHCC AQUATIC CENTER
Sec. 31 6–8:30 p.m. R MAY 310 C. Hiday 07/07/10–08/25/10
community skills center The Community Skills Center at the Maywood Park Campus 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.
TO GET STARTED:
1. Register any time. Call 503-491-6122 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. COURSE FEES: $85 plus cost of textbook unless otherwise stated (subject to change).
COMMUNITY SKILLS CENTER HOURS: Monday, Wednesday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Access 2007 Level I
$115 ($105 Senior)
Basics of the personal computer and small business.
Basic Business Writing Technique GEN7GR
$85 ($75 Senior)
Review grammar and punctuation for effective writing.
MS Office Business Simulation GEN7OS
$85 ($75 Senior) sing MS Office Suite applications (Word, U Excel, PowerPoint, Access) this course is designed to instruct students in project-based activities that simulate a work environment. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Windows and MS Office Suite.
Proofreading at the Computer GEN6DF
$70 ($60 Senior)
This hands-on course teaches basic proofreading skills such as: proofreading comparatively, proofreading in a team, checking for consistency, using Word spelling and grammar check features and proofreading statistical information. Students will work with letter, memos, reports, Intranet postings and other workplace documents. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
Strategies for Job Seekers GEN8JS
$130 ($120 Senior)
This is a self-paced course for job seekers with emphasis in areas such as self-assessment, networking, sending electronic resumes, cover letters, applications and preparing for interviews.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$85 ($75 Senior)
Learn basic operations of a database, using Access 2007.
Access 2007 Level II GEN6ZAB
$85 ($75 Senior)
This hands-on course provides the student with competency to use more advanced database features in Access 2007, including reports and macros. Prerequisite: Access Level I or consent of instructor.
DATA ENTRY/KEYBOARDING Data Entry Skill Building GEN6DB
$105 ($95 Senior)
T he course teaches data entry skills including: data entry by touch, achieving accuracy, increased keystrokes per minute and appropriate data entry terminology. It addresses data entry skills from different data sources including handwritten documents, forms, computer printouts and electronic information.
Keyboarding Basics GEN6OB
$85 ($75 Senior)
Learn how to type without looking.
Keyboarding Skill Building GEN6OC
$85 ($75 Senior)
Increase speed and accuracy on the computer keyboard.
Keyboarding Formatting GEN6OD
$90 ($80 Senior)
This course is designed for the student who wants to take charge of their personal typing needs.
Sunday Noon – 4 p.m.
After the completion of this course, a student should be able to format the most commonly used letter, report, memo and table types encountered in the classroom, business, or personal settings. Prerequisite: Ability to keyboard by touch.
10-Keypad on the Computer GEN6OE
$85 ($75 Senior)
This course teaches the student how to operate the computer 10-key pad by touch and how to perform electronic calculator functions on the 10-key pad, using the computer calculator software program.
desktop presentations Publisher Level I GEN6YBC
$85 ($75 Senior)
Provides a beginning foundation in desktop publishing for professional purposes and home computing.
Publisher Level II GEN6YBD
$85 ($75 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.
PowerPoint 2007 Level I GEN6ZPA
$85 ($75 Senior)
This hands-on course teaches the basic components of PowerPoint 2007. The student will create, edit and deliver graphic presentations to work with text, templates and clip art to create a simple presentation. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.
PowerPoint 2007 Level II GEN6ZPB
$85 ($75 Senior)
This hands-on course teaches more complex components of PowerPoint 2007. The student will use embedding and customized features to prepare presentations. Prerequisite: PowerPoint – Level I or consent of instructor.
Beginning Computers for Seniors GEN6BN
$58 ($48 Senior)
This beginning course introduces students to basic computer tasks using Windows, typing with a word processor, navigating the web and working with email using computers that run Windows XP.
Microsoft Office Essentials Plus GEN6YOC
$160 ($150 Senior)
This course teaches the student the skills required to access and navigate the Internet and World Wide Web. Students will learn the important features of Web-based e-mail, how to locate Web sites, shop safely online, find data and search the Web for specific information. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows XP.
This course is a continuation of Microsoft Office Essentials (GEN6YOA or GEN6YOB). Projects include: working with Word tables and creating a research paper; using Excel formulas, functions and formatting charts; creating more advanced queries in Access; and using the outline tab and clip art to enhance PowerPoint presentations. Prerequisite: Microsoft Office Essentials or introductory knowledge of Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and Microsoft PowerPoint.
PC Security and Maintenance
Introduction to the Internet and E-mailing GEN6CIA
$85 ($75 Senior)
$85 ($75 Senior)
$70 ($60 Senior)
Learn HTML basics for creating personal Web pages.
This class covers the fundamentals of maintenance and security issues for Windows users.
Word 2007 Level I
$97 ($87 Senior)
This non-credit self-paced course teaches the basic elements of medical words (prefixes, words, 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 and hospital environments.
Introductory PC Classes Beginning Computer for ESL GEN6BE
$85 ($75 Senior)
This beginning computer course takes students through the process of effectively using a computer to perform basic tasks. In this course students will be introduced to beginning level skills and using computers that run Windows XP, as well as basic documents, internet and e-mail. Prerequisite: Low to intermediate ESL reading proficiency.
Beginning Windows XP GEN6WXP
$85 ($75 Senior)
Learn the basics of Windows XP.
Microsoft Office Essentials GEN6YOA
$115 ($105 Senior)
Learn the basics of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Windows. Microsoft Office Essentials w/ Keyboarding
$175 ($165 Senior)
Learn the basics of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows and Keyboarding.
$85 ($75 Senior)
This course provides an introduction to MS Word 2007. Topics include creating, saving and printing documents and saving documents as Web pages. Projects include creating an announcement, creating a research paper, creating a business letter and resume and creating Web pages. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.
Word 2007 Level II GEN6ZWB
$85 ($75 Senior)
This hands-on course explores the essentials of the more advanced concepts and features of Word 2007 including tables, charts, watermarks, letters, labels, envelopes, newsletters and mail merge. Prerequisite: Word – Level I or consent of instructor.
Word 2007 Level III GEN6ZWC
$100 ($90 Senior)
Designed for individuals who need to do word processing using advanced features of Word 2007.
PHOTOSHOP Fundamentals of Photoshop GEN6PH
$115 ($105 Senior) This course teaches the fundamentals of manipulating pictures in Adobe Photoshop including layer, creating text and using Photoshop tools.
spreadsheets Excel 2007 Level I GEN6ZEA
$85 ($75 Senior)
This hands-on course explores the concepts and features of spreadsheets using Excel 2007. The student will build a basic spreadsheet; create an embedded chart; and use formulas, functions, formatting and Web queries. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.
Excel 2007 Level II GEN6ZEB
$85 ($75 Senior)
Course explores the essentials of the more advanced concepts and features needed to build a semi-complex worksheet using Excel 2007. The student will build skills by using financial functions to create data tables and amortization schedules, by creating and sorting databases, and by using and creating templates. Prerequisite: Excel 2007 – Level I or consent of instructor.
Community Skills Center Maywood Park Campus
“2 for 1”
Sign Up A Friend For Free –Or – Take A Second Class At No Cost! If you choose to participate in the “2 for 1” summer term special: • Enrollment for both classes is required at the time of registration. • This offer is available for MHCC’s Community Skills Center courses only. • Free class must be of equal or lesser value to that of purchased class • Offer does not include the cost of required learning materials. • Must register in person at Maywood Park Campus Business Office.
non-credit online career training Mt. Hood Community College, in partnership with Gatlin Education Services, offers online training programs for many in-demand occupations. Professionals from each respective field provide effective, up-to-date Webbased instruction. • Enroll and begin study at any time. • Most programs can be completed in less than six months. • Each program includes everything needed to succeed including books, lessons, quizzes and assignments. • Instructors/mentors are available to respond to any questions or concerns, as well as encourage and motivate you to succeed.
Go to mhcc.edu/gatlin or call 503-491-7572 PROGRAM Each program includes a set of lessons and evaluations; grades are a combination of the instructor’s evaluation of students’ work and computer graded tests. Gatlin Education Services provides quality as well as the convenience of anytime, anywhere learning!
• Courses are not MHCC credited classes and cannot be substituted for courses required in a degree program.
Healthcare and Fitness Advanced Coding for the Physician’s Office Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding+Medical Terminology Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer Clinical Dental Assistant Emergency Management Training for First Responders Fitness Business Management HIPAA Compliance Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sports Personal Fitness Trainer Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults Pharmacy Technician Veterinary Assistant Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness
$1395 $2295 $1695 $2795 $1995 $1995 $2395 $599 $2395 $2095 $2395 $1995 $1795 $2395
Business and Professional Administrative Professional with Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Training $1995 Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2007 Master $1995 Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist $1995 Bookkeeping the Easy Way with QuickBooks $1695 Building Analyst Quick Start Program (BPI BA Certification) $1195 Certified Bookkeeper $1795 Certified Green Supply Chain Professional $1595 Certified Wedding Planner $1395 Chartered Tax Professional $1795 CORE Mediation Certificate $1595 Entrepreneurship: Start-Up and Business Owner Management $2095 Fitness Business Management $2395 Freight Broker/Agent Training $1695 Grant Writing $2095 Help Desk Analyst: Tier 1 Support Specialist $1495 Management for IT Professionals $2095
Management Training Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Training (MCAS) Non-Profit Management Paralegal Pay Per Click Marketing Personal Financial Planning Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Search Engine Marketing Search Engine Optimization Technical Writing Travel Agent Training Understanding Earned Value Management
$2095 $1895 $2095 $1795 $1395 $1395 $2095 $1795 $1395 $1595 $1595 $1295
IT and Software Development Administrative Professional with Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Training $1995 Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist $1995 AutoCAD 2007 $1795 AutoCAD 2009 $1995 Cisco® CCNA® Authorized Certification Training $1995 CompTIA™ A+ Certification Training $1695 CompTIA Network+ Certification Training $1495 CompTIA™ Security+ Certification Training $1695 Forensic Computer Examiner $3095 Help Desk Analyst: Tier 1 Support Specialist $1495 Microsoft Access 2007 $595 Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) $1795 Microsoft Certified System Administrator 2003 (MCSA) $2495 Microsoft Certified System Administrator Plus 2003 (MCSA+) $2195 Microsoft Certified System Engineer 2003 (MCSE) $3295 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SQL Server 2005 (MCTS) $3095 Microsoft Excel 2007 $595 Microsoft MCAS: Office 2007 and Windows Vista $1895 Microsoft Office 2007 Master $1595 Microsoft Outlook 2007 $595
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Microsoft Vista Business Microsoft Word 2007 .NET Training Pay Per Click Marketing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) on the Web™ Search Engine Marketing Search Engine Optimization Web Database Developer Webmaster
$595 $595 $595 $1995 $1395 $2495 $1795 $1395 $2195 $1795
Management and Corporate Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate $4195 CORE Mediation Certificate $1595 Entrepreneurship: Start-Up and Business Owner Management $2095 Grant Writing $2095 Management for IT Professionals $2095 Management Training $2095 Non-Profit Management $2095 Purchasing & Supply Chain Management $2095 Revenue Cycle Management for Health Care Providers $795 Technical Writing $1595 Understanding Earned Value Management $1295 Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness $2395
Media and Design Business Marketing Design Digital Arts Certificate Event Management and Design Fine Arts Certificate Game Art Certificate Graphic Design with Photoshop CS3 Interior Design Multimedia ArtsCertificate Web Database Developer Webmaster Website Design Certificate
$5595 $5595 $1895 $4495 $5595 $1795 $2295 $5595 $2195 $1795 $5595
Hospitality and Gaming Casino Baccarat Dealer Casino Blackjack Dealer Casino Poker Dealer Video Game Art Video Game Design and Development
$1195 $1395 $1395 $1995 $1995
$1195 $1595 $1695 $2095 $3095 $2695 $695
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & GOING GREEN Biofuel Production Operations Building Analyst Quick Start Program Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Certified Indoor Environmentalist Natural Gas Plant Operations Principles Of Green Buildings Wind Energy Apprentice
$2595 $1195 $795 $895 $2595 $595 $2195
Sustainability, Health and Safety Program Presents:
learn to design,
develop & build
in the Sustainable Building Adviser program The Sustainable Building Adviser (SBAP) is a non-credit program specifically designed for professionals working in the areas of architecture, engineering, design, developing and contracting who wish to create environmentally responsible and cost effective buildings. The program is organized in nine monthly weekend sessions (Friday to Saturday). All sessions are presented by expert instructors in an interactive format with hands-on exercises, field trips and crosssector applicability.
Skilled Trades and Industrial Building Analyst Quick Start Program (BPI BA Certification) Certified Green Supply Chain Professional Freight Broker/Agent Training Home Inspection Certificate HVAC Technician Modern Automotive Service Technician Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments
Principles of Green Buildings Senior Certified Sustainability Professional
Identify and discuss the key practices of sustainable building. ● Establish competencies in applying LEED™, Earth Advantage™ and other relevant criteria or established guidelines. ● Analyze the costs and benefits of incorporating sustainable building measures. ● Take advantage of financial incentives and technical assistance offered by government, utilities and nonprofit organizations. ● Work with architects, designers, builders,
building operators and utilities to improve a building’s performance. ● Establish a sustainable design goal for project development. ● Assist in the education and training of staff in sustainable building.
Next class begins in October. For additional information and registration please visit the program
Web site at: mhcc.edu/sbap or call 503-491-7235.
non-credit online classes Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), in partnership with Education2Go, offers online training programs for many in-demand 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. • Hundreds of online classes available, covering a wide variety of subjects and interests. • All classes are instructor-facilitated and repeat monthly. • Classes start at a low $94. • Read your lesson and ask questions of your instructor at a time convenient to you.
BUSINESS AND EDUCATION COURSES Accounting Fundamentals Introduction to QuickBooks Real Estate Law Project Management Fundamentals Fundamentals of Supervision and Management High Speed Project Management Purchasing Fundamentals Going Green at the Workplace
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay Marketing Your Business on the Internet Secrets of the Caterer Wow, What a Great Event! Growing Plants for Fun and Profit Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business Creating a Successful Business Plan Starting a Nonprofit Introduction to Nonprofit Management Get Grants! A to Z Grantwriting Writing Effective Grant Proposals
CAREER IDEAS Become a Veterinary Assistant Real Estate Investing Get Paid to Travel Introduction to Criminal Law Legal Nurse Consulting Paralegal Preparation 1 Become an Optical Assistant Listen to Your Heart, and Success Will Follow Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search
Go to mhcc.edu/ed2go or call 503-491-7571 COURSE SECTIONS: A new section of each online class will begin on June 16, July 21, August 18 and September 15. 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 discussion via the Web.
PERSONAL ENRICHMENT Making Age an Asset in Your Job Search Get Assertive! Goodbye to Shy Get Funny! Achieving Success with Difficult People Healing Through Hypnosis Keys to Effective Communication
TEST PREP GED Preparation SAT/ACT Preparation GMAT Preparation GRE Preparation LSAT Preparation
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Discover Digital Photography Making Movies with Windows XP Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera Making Movies with Windows Vista Photoshop CS4 for the Digital Photographer Photoshop Elements 8 for the Digital Photographer
ENTERTAINMENT Music Made Easy Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
FAMILY and FRIENDS Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals Genealogy Basics Assisting Aging Parents Ready, Set, Read!
Enhancing Language Development in Childhood Understanding Adolescents Home School With Success
LANGUAGES Speed Spanish I and II Instant Italian Grammar for ESL Conversational Japanese
pERSONAL FINANCE Real Estate Investing Debt Elimination Techniques That Work Where Does All My Money Go? Personal Finance Introduction to Stock Options Keys to Successful Money Management Introduction to Microsoft Excel
HEALTH CARE Become an Optical Assistant Become a Veterinary Assistant Handling Medical Emergencies Certificate in End of Life Care Certificate in Gerontology Introduction to Natural Health and Healing
TEACHING Creating K-12 Learning Materials Solving Classroom Discipline Problems Survival Kit for New Teachers Integrating Technology in the Classroom Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies That Work Working Successfully With Learning Disabled Students Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success
Ready, Set, Read! Praxis | Preparation Singapore Math Strategies: Model Drawing for Grades 1-6 Singapore Math: Number Sense and Computational Strategies Spanish for the Classroom Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons
WRITING Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers Grammar Refresher The Keys to Effective Editing Write Your Life Story The Craft of Magazine Writing Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published Effective Business Writing Writing for Children Travel Writing Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book Writing for ESL
BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY Keyboarding Introduction to Windows Vista Introduction to the Internet Introduction to Windows XP Introduction to Linux Computer Skills for the Workplace
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Introduction to Microsoft Word Introduction to Microsoft Access Introduction to Microsoft Excel Introduction to PowerPoint Introduction to Microsoft Publisher Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Introduction to Microsoft Project Introduction to Illustrator CS3 Introduction to QuickBooks 2009 Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2009 QuickBooks 2009 for Contractors Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS3 Introduction to Adobe Acrobat 9 Photoshop CS4 for the Digital Photographer
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING Introduction to C++ Programming Introduction to C# Programming Intermediate C# Programming Introduction Visual Basic 2005 Introduction to SQL
WEB PROGRAMMING Introduction to Java Programming Introduction to CSS and XHTML Introduction to Perl Programming
High-Speed Project Management Introduction to ASP.NET Introduction to PHP and MySQL
WEB DESIGN Intermediate Dreamweaver Creating a Classroom Web Site Introduction to Microsoft FrontPage Designing Effective Websites Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Creating Web Graphics with Photoshop CS3
NETWORKING/ TROUBLESHOOTING Introduction to PC Troubleshooting Introduction to Networking Intermediate Networking Wireless Networking Introduction to PC Security
CERTIFICATION PREP Basic CompTIA® A+ Certification Prep CompTIA® Security+ Certification Prep CompTIA® Network+ Certification Prep
career pathways Career Pathways
Laid off, worried about job security or want to retrain for a new career?
• Prepare you for indemand occupations • Last only two terms • Offer work-centered classes • Provide job placement assistance
Medical Customer Service Rep.
6 Months / 32-33 Credits
Sept. 13, 2010
4 Months / Non-Credit
Sept. 21, 2010
For more information, contact: Steven R. Storla, Ph.D. - Career Pathways Coordinator 503-491-7251, Steven.Storla@mhcc.edu.
Then enroll in a Career Pathways training and learn the knowledge and skills you need to get a job quickly! Career Pathways:
Length / Credits
Vocational ESL (VESL): for non-native English speakers, immigrants and refugees • Give extensive student support • Offer instruction in technical, professional, business and vocational occupations
Length / Credits
Machine Tool Technology / CNC Operator with VESL
6 Months / 29 credits
Aug. 30, 2010
Nursing Assistant with VESL
6 Months / 7 credits
Jan. 3 , 2010
Welding Technology with VESL
6 Months / 27 credits
Nov. 29 , 2010
For more information, contact: Angelique Kauffman - Career Pathways Specialist 503-660-1444, Angelique.Kauffman@mhcc.edu.
small business development center The Mt. Hood Community College Small Business Development Center is part of the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network. We serve new and established businesses by providing: • Practical, affordable training. • Confidential business counseling at no charge. • Information and referral services. • Access to small business resources. TO REGISTER: Call 503-491-7658 or e-mail us at BizCntr@mhcc.edu. Register for the class a minimum of 72 hours before the start date.
SEMInARS AND WORKSHOPS To register call 503-491-7658.
Going into Business: Start Smart! Get your start-up questions answered here! This seminar is a must if you have a business idea or just opened your doors but still have some questions. What should you know before getting started? Topics to be covered: • Deciding on and registering your business name. • How to structure your business: sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, S corp., C corp. • State and local licensing and permitting requirements, Federal ID number. • Taxes, keeping records and filing. • When will the money roll in? A quick exercise to determine the profitability of your idea. • Setting and attaining your business goals. • How to get people to buy your product or service. • Other free and low-cost business assistance programs available. Attendees are saying: “Excellent class! Well taught” “A good starting point - Thank you! Date: 07/08 or 08/12 or *09/17 Time: 6 – 9 p.m. Time: *09/17 9 a.m. – Noon Fee: $55, Class size limited to 20. * Location: MHCC Maywood Park Campus, 10100 NE Prescott, Portland, Or, 97220. Room: 307
LOCATION: All classes are held at the MHCC Small Business Development Center located at 323 N.E. Roberts in downtown Gresham (unless noted). TO CANCEL: Call 503-491-7658 or e-mail us at BizCntr@mhcc.edu. Cancellations 72 hours or more prior to seminar will be given a 100 percent refund. No refunds for cancellations within 72 hours of seminar.
Financial Projections for a New Business Learn how to identify initial costs to open your new business and how to find funding for them. Session includes tips and strategies for researching such costs as space, materials, equipment, professional fees and more. Date: 07/13 & 08/11 Time: 9 a.m. – Noon Fee: $55, Class size limited to 20.
QuickBooks Bootcamp™ 1: Getting Started with QuickBooks — Two-day Hands-On Training in QuickBooks
New to QuickBooks or have little bookkeeping experience? This is the workshop to get you started right using the best selling accounting software. Learn to navigate in QuickBooks, enter your sales and pay your bills. Date: Time: Fee:
06/22 & 06/24 or 07/20 & 07/22 or 08/17 & 08/19 or 09/14 & 09/16 9 a.m. – Noon $129, Class size limited to 9.
QuickBooks Bootcamp™ 2: Making QuickBooks work for you — Two-day Hands-On Training in QuickBooks
Create and customize a company in QuickBooks. Discover QuickBooks’ built-in features that help you better understand your financial data to make better management decisions. For people who have completed QuickBooks Bootcamp 1 or have bookkeeping experience. Date: Time: Fee:
06/29 & 07/1 or 07/27 & 07/29 or 08/24 & 08/26 or 09/21 & 09/23 9 a.m. – Noon $129, Class size limited to 9.
QuickBooks Bootcamp 1 and 2 for $229. Save $29 by signing up for both. QuickBooks Bootcamp 1 and 2 are loaded with bookkeeping tips and techniques. In each workshop, students will use QuickBooks 2010 on our computers. Training is done using a sample company and includes a free, individual follow-up session with the instructor.
Bookkeeping for Small Business Get a big picture overview of the essential features of a good bookkeeping structure and processing guidelines. Learn about the management of money flowing in and out of your business, including owner contributions and draws. Date: 06/30 or *07/16 or 08/04 Time: 9 a.m. – Noon Fee: $55, Class size limited to 20. * Location: MHCC Maywood Park Campus, 10100 NE Prescott, Portland, Or 97220. Room: 307
Business Plan Bootcamp™
Three Session Workshop Three hands-on sessions covering a basic structure for writing a business plan including financial projections and marketing. Date: Time: Fee:
07/14, 07/21 & 07/28 or 09/08, 09/15 & 09/22 9 a.m. – Noon $135, Class size limited to 20.
Introduction to Business Plan This workshop covers vision, mission, objectives, strategies and plans. You will leave the workshop with a start on a one-page plan that gives you focus and clarity to write a business plan. Includes a personal assessment checklist for business owners. Date: *08/06 Time: 9 a.m. – Noon Fee: $55, Class size limited to 12. * Location: MHCC Maywood Park Campus, 10100 NE Prescott, Portland, Or 97220. Room: 307
Marketing & Promoting Your Business Upon completion of this session you’ll learn how to identify and locate your target customers through: •Demographics ( census data) •Psychographics (lifestyle data) •Geographic (location data) This session will also concentrate on defining your market message and using the various media to deliver your unique message to your targeted audience. We will discuss the pros, cons and costs of: print (newspaper, magazine, direct mail, and yellow pages), electronic (TV and radio), interactive (Internet, e-mail, social media). Date: 08/10 or 09/7 Time: 9 a.m. - Noon Fee: $55, Class size limited to 20.
Effective Online Marketing Today’s business environment is technology based and companies need to be comfortable with the internet and the power of social media. This session stresses the use of the web and social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Learn about your target market and how to convey your marketing message to them. Date: *07/30 or 08/31 or 09/28 Time: 9 a.m. - Noon Fee: $55, Class size limited to 20. * Location: MHCC Maywood Park Campus, 10100 NE Prescott, Portland, Or 97220. Room: 307
Contracting with the Government Small businesses face challenges when trying to win federal, state and local government contracts. The Small Business Administration can help small businesses work through these challenges. This class provides an in-depth approach to discovering and seeking contract opportunities available as well as the possible marketing tools that may assist in selling your product or service to the government. Date: 07/15 Time: 9:30 a.m. - Noon Fee: No Charge! Class size limited to 20.
Building a Successful Web site for your Business
Opening and Running a Chiropractor’s Office:
Learn the basics of creating and managing your Web site. Know the key elements of a user friendly Web site and how to direct customers to your site to promote your products and services.
Opening your private practice is a challenging process for the "soon to be" or new chiropractor. This Webinar will take you through the necessary steps of opening a successful chiropractic office in the State of Oregon. Learn how to choose the location and get the necessary business licenses and permits. Be prepared to manage the daily operations of your private office.
Date: 07/23 or 09/10 Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $45, Class size limited to 20.
Boosting Your Business Using Social Media Marketing Research shows that 70 percent of US adults visit online social networks. In this course, you will discover seven ways as a local business you can dominate your market if you embrace social networking to include social media in your overall marketing strategy. Date: 06/25 or 08/13 Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $45, Class size limited to 20.
Transfer of Ownership and Exit Planning for Small Businesses This two session workshop will guide you through the process of transferring the ownership of your business to a family member, employee, partner or an outsider. Expert advisors on business exit strategies will present strategies for the valuation of your business, tax implications of transferring the business and financing options for the potential owner of your business. Learn about the importance and process of an exit plan. This seminar is offered in partnership with Young Twedt McRostie LLP. Date: 07/13 & 07/15 Time: 6 – 9 p.m. Fee: $225 per business, up to two business members can participate. Class limited to 10 businesses.
SMALL BUSINESS WEBInARS To register call 503-491-7658.
Our webinars allows you to stay at your office while still being able to participate in Small Business seminars to help your business grow. All webinars are from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. unless noted. Fee for all webinars is $45 TO REGISTER: Call (503) 491-7658 or e-mail us at BizCntr@mhcc.edu. You must register for the class a minimum of 72 hours before the start date.
Going into Business: Start Smart: Get your start-up questions answered here! This seminar is a must if you have a business idea or just opened your doors but still have some questions. What should you know before getting started? Date: 06/25 or 08/27
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Introduction to Basic Bookkeeping: Learn how to set up and work in a simple, easy to understand and use bookkeeping software system. This is for businesses with very simple structures, and should be used as a launching point into a fuller, more complex system within a year. Date: 08/12
Marketing and Promoting Your Business: This session will concentrate on defining your market message and using the various media to deliver your unique message to your targeted audience. We will discuss the pros, cons and costs of: print (newspaper, magazine, direct mail, yellow pages), electronic (TV and radio), interactive (Internet, e-mail, social media). Date: 09/07
Effective Online Marketing: Today’s business environment is technology based and companies need to be comfortable with the internet and the power of social media. This session stresses the use of the web and social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Learn about your target market and how to convey your marketing message to them. Date: 09/28
Lunch and Learn
attend the MHCC leadership seminars The MHCC Leadership Seminars are designed to help supervisors and managers improve productivity and efficiency while building better employee relationships. In a competitive and rapidly changing business environment, it is often the quality of leadership which makes the difference between success and failure. Participants will gain practical skills they can apply immediately to their work setting. Expert instructors will lead these practical, engaging seminars. The topics being covered include: • June 22 - Taming the Time Trap • July 20 - Love ‘em or Lose ‘em How to Motivate, Develop and Retain Key Employees. • August 17 - Project Management - Running Projects witih Skill and Confidence. • September 14 - Emotional Intelligence - EQ matters more than IQ. All seminars are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. The registration fee per seminar is $95. Location: Town & Gown Room, MHCC Gresham Campus.
For More Information: Robert Weinman 503-491-7496 e-mail: Robert.Weinman@mhcc.edu or Antonio Paez 503-491-6913 e-mail: Antonio.Paez@mhcc.edu To Register Call: 503-491-7235 or e-mail email@example.com
To register call 503-491-7658.
The most productive way for business owners to eat their lunch! Bring your lunch and learn about a small business topic while meeting other small business professionals. NOTE: All Lunch and Learn Seminars are NO CHARGE and take place noon to 1 p.m. unless noted. Classes are limited to 20 people, so please register early. TO REGISTER: Call (503) 491-7658 or e-mail us at BizCntr@mhcc.edu. You must register for the class a minimum of 72 hours before the start date. All Lunch & Learn seminars will be held at the Small Business Development Center, 323 N.E. Roberts Ave, Gresham, OR 97030.
Reducing Stress in the Workplace: Learn about the most common events and experiences that heighten stress levels in the workplace and how to effectively manage your response to the stress. Speaker: Dr. Ramsey, Gresham Town Fair Chiropractic Clinic. Date: 06/24
Intro to Social Media Marketing: Learn what social media marketing is and what it can do for your business. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and Youtube can connect you with an unbelievable number of like-minded individuals every single day through the power of the Internet. Speaker: Chad Fast & Karry Williams, Authentic Marketing. Date: 07/08
Business Resource CenterMultnomah County Library: Your public library provides many services for business owners. Find out about the many databases, collection of reference books and periodicals as well as Web sites available to small businesses. Date: 07/15
Being Green – How to Find Assistance, Save Money and Earn Recognition: Most businesses recycle, and many are working on waste reduction, energy conservation and other sustainability issues. These businesses have the edge now, but as we move forward it is becoming the standard. The City of Gresham’s GREAT Business Program gives awards and publicity to businesses that pay attention to these important environmental concerns. They offer assistance on recycling, and resources or personalized recommendations. Learn how to get started, how to save money, how to earn awards and learn more about recycling and the Business Recycling Requirements. Date: 07/22
Low Cost Employees and Services to help your Business Grow! MHCC offers employers several free business services as well as student interns and subsidized employees to help your business while helping students learn job skills. Learn how to take advantage of this win-win program. Speaker: Sue Spencer and Molly Dorney, MHCC Steps to Success. Date: 07/29
Promote your Business in 30 Seconds or Less: You’ll learn how to confidently and persuasively talk to prospects about what you can do for them. Being prepared with a professional and persuasive reply will give you the best chance of converting this chance meeting into a customer. Remember, you never get a second chance to create a good first impression. Speaker: Karry Williams & Chad Fast, Authentic Marketing. Date: 08/12
City Of Gresham Small Business Program: Learn about ways that the City can help your small business thrive, including financial incentives, guidance through the permit process, and resources to help you grow or expand your business. Date: 08/19
Getting A SBA Business Loan: The U.S. Small Business Administration is the largest source of long-term small business financing in the nation. Private lenders make loans and the SBA guarantees a percentage of the loan amount up to $1.5 million. Attend a SBA Loan Briefing to get your questions answered and find out what to do next! Speaker: Russell Hooker, SBA. Date: 08/25
Mercy Corps – Micro Loans and Matching Grants: Small businesses often need loans to start and grow. Mercy Corps has micro loans & matching grants for moderate to low income small business owners. Speaker: Doug Cooper, Mercy Corps NW. Date: 09/09
Featured Course Life Means Business A unique “Intro to Business” course shows students how their daily lives intersect with the concepts of business. A Chairman Mao clock or a portrait of Ronald McDonald aren’t traditional business teaching tools. But when MHCC instructor Andy Wong teaches his “Introduction to Business” class, he brings in knick-knacks from one of his many hunts through garage sales, using them as one visual tactic to drive home how business concepts affect every layer of life. “If I can show you how the class applies to a garage sale, I can show you how it’s applicable in other ways,” he says. Wong, who has both a master’s in international management and an M.B.A., designed his “Intro to Business” class to teach students that studying business isn’t simply about making money. He wants them to understand how different aspects of business are interrelated and woven through every part of daily life, such as accounting, marketing and technology. His class isn’t just for future entrepreneurs, but for everyone, students and community members alike.
“If I can show you how the class applies to a garage sale, I can show you how it’s applicable in other ways.”
“I’m not trying to make everyone a business major,” he explains, “but to create students who see how businesses work in their lives.” Wong’s personal approach to teaching this far-ranging survey class, which he describes as “a mile wide and an inch deep,” reflects his own background, including sales and marketing work in high-tech, a stint living and working in Japan, being part of the team at Portland State University that launched that
school’s Masters of International Management program — plus his first-hand knowledge of working full-time while going to college. “With this introductory class,” Wong says, “I can run the gamut of business principles and show how they relate in the students’ everyday experience. I want them to walk away feeling they’ve gained something they can use right away.” Students emerge from Wong’s Intro to Business class with the tools to start a business, move on to a university business program — or even run the perfect garage sale. For more information about business classes at MHCC, contact Wong at 503-491-6088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I can run the gamut of business principles and show how they relate in the students’ everyday experience. I want them to walk away feeling they’ve gained something they can use right away.”
Featured Course “It makes me feel good to know I can do it just as well as the guys can, and it shows girls not to be scared.”
Working on Cars — It’s a Girl Thing Under the hood is another place where College + Community is changing expectations. When local high school grad Amber Krieske enrolled in an automotive electronics class at MHCC, she discovered just how integral electronics are in modern cars. “Cars are getting more and more advanced and electronics are taking over everything,” she says. “Nowadays you have to know about electronics to work on any part of the car.” Krieske is studying automotive technology through the MHCC Ford Automotive Student Service Education Training (ASSET) program. Through this program, she gets paid, hands-on experience at a local Ford dealership while learning automotive systems theory in the classroom. MHCC’s auto tech program offers several different manufacturer-training options: Chrysler College Automotive Program (CAP), Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT), Individualized Mechanical
Program of Repair Technicians (IMPORT) and Ford ASSET. The Ford program was the college’s first partnership with industry, beginning in 1987. For the manufacturer-based options, during the two-year degree program students can earn up to 70 percent of their brand certification. “The skill set has changed dramatically over the years,” adds Mark Lambrecht, one of MHCC’s automotive technology instructors and a former technology analyst for Ford. “At one point in time, a person leaving high school, who was good with their hands, could find their way into the industry.
That might still be possible, but that person would be extremely limited in their advancement options. The technician working on current vehicles has to be very proficient in math, science and especially electronics and computers.” As the only female student in the automotive program, Krieske feels like a role model for other girls interested in becoming automotive technicians. “It makes me feel good to know I can do it just as well as the guys can, and it shows girls not to be scared. I show the guys who’s the real boss,” Krieske jokes. For more information on MHCC’s five Automotive Technology programs, contact Dennis Mattoon, dean of Industrial Technology, at 503-491-7217 or email@example.com.
Featured Course Farming Your Backyard There’s nothing like a fresh crop from the south 40 — especially when it’s right outside your backdoor. Urban farming is a growing local trend that can yield a supply of nourishing, delicious and very affordable fruits and vegetables — not to mention great personal satisfaction — but it can also be intimidating to new gardeners. Mulch? Pest control? Composting? Experienced urban farmers Donna Smith and Robyn Streeter will teach how to convert backyards into flourishing urban farms in the hands-on MHCC Community Education class, “Urban Farming Fundamentals.” They’ll explain space planning, plant selection, weed control and other topics that will help participants produce highyielding vegetable gardens. They’ll also discuss how to raise chickens. And the class is tailored for our Pacific Northwest climate.
“This class is actually set up for this area, no conversions needed.”
“In order for one to try to become sustainable in their own life, they have to start with the little building blocks, and one of them is bringing home the process of growing food”
MHCC Community Education
“You could go to the store and buy 50 books to tell you how to do it, but this class is actually set up for this area, no conversions needed,” says Streeter. Green thumb or not, you’ll be raising great produce in no time. “Urban Farming Fundamentals” is one of MHCC’s valuable new Community Education sustainability classes, which also includes “Sustainable Residential Landscaping” and “Introduction to Solar Power.”
“In order for one to try to become sustainable in their own life, they have to start with the little building blocks, and one of them is bringing home the process of growing food,” said Streeter. When it comes to a new way of living, this class will cultivate inspiration — as well as a fridge full of veggies. For more information about enrolling in “Urban Farming Fundamentals,” visit mhcc.edu/schedule or call Community Education at 503-491-7572.
POSTAL CUSTOMER ECRWSS
Announcing New Senior Discounts on Knowledge, Skills, Fun and Fitness. Are you age 62 or better? Then we’ve got a deal for you! The reviews are in from some of our most experienced students:
“The Community Education program is a true community treasure.” “It’s excellent.” Harvey Steele, age 75, has been taking MHCC courses for edification and enjoyment since 1974: ”The Community Education program is a true community treasure. I can’t say enough about how much value and fun you’ll find. It’s excellent. I just wish more people knew about these classes.” (So do we, Harvey!) Dorothy Dinneen, who has taken classes in writing and yoga, agrees: “This is a really great deal. My yoga class is a jewel, and I see so many guys and gals my age taking MHCC classes now. It really makes a difference.” Education is priceless — but if you can save a few bucks, why not? Which is why MHCC is rewarding your thirst for knowledge with a range of terrific seniors-only discounts.
MHCC Super Senior Discounts • Save as much as 50 percent off our regular for-credit class tuition if you are an MHCC district resident age 62 or better! • Enjoy free tuition for up to eight credits of transferlevel classes taken for an audit grade if you are an Oregon resident age 65 or better!
(The above discounts do not apply to any fees.)
• Save $10 on any fee-based non-credit Community Education class if you are an MHCC district resident age 62 or better! For more information visit mhcc.edu/registration
Published on Aug 25, 2010