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JANUARY, FEBRUARY & MARCH 2019

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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

McCOOK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

UPCOMING CLASSES I CAN at MPCC

REGISTER TODAY | 308-345-8122 | mpcc.edu/bce


WELCOME TO

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Whether you want to take a class for fun, to improve your skills,

LOCATION ABBREVIATIONS

unleash your creativity, or prepare for a new career, Business &

BH = BARTNETT HALL

Community Education at Mid-Plains Community College can help. We offer traditional classroom and online classes as well as

MC = MCMILLEN HALL

certificate programs to meet your individual learning needs.

SU = STUDENT UNION

More information, class content, and demonstrations for all online classes and certificate programs are available at each site. If you have any questions about online classes, Call us at 308-345-8122.

GAP MAKES EDUCATION FREE

WHAT IS THE GAP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM? Funding for short-term training for in-demand jobs.

ELIGIBILITY Gap Tuition Assistance is based on several criteria: financial need, Nebraska resident, high school diploma or GED’. To qualify you must meet the income criteria and be eligible to work in the United States.

COVERAGE You may receive full or partial assistance with direct training costs, including tuition, books and required fees and equipment. Funding is only available for one training program.

TRAINING PROGRAMS Gap Tuition Assistance covers short-term training in the following in-demand job fields: • Health Services • Financial Services

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

• Business Management and Administrative Services • Hospitality and Tourism • Transportation, Warehousing, and Distribution Logistics • Software and Computer Services

GAP PROGRAM

• Building Construction • Agriculture and CDL

INCOME BASED SCHOLARSHIPS TO BUILD YOUR CAREER

• Renewable Energy

SUPPORT

Meet with us to explore what career options are best for you. We will connect you with local resources and get the eligibility process started.

For more information, contact us at 308-345-8123 or kirchers@mpcc.edu or visit www.mpcc.edu/gap-assistance-program 3


ARTS & CRAFTS

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

VALENTINE PAPER WREATH Monday-Tuesday, January 28 & 29 6:30-8 PM Marlene Goodenberger and Sharon Kircher, $25, MC213 Create a heart wreath using the pages of a book to decorate for Valentine’s Day. Students will need to bring a hot glue gun to class on the second night.

CANVAS CREATIONS

One Saturday a month, instructor Rachiell Roberts, will be providing an opportunity for students to relax, have some laughs and get creative with their friends and/or co-workers. In just three hours, with a paint brush in hand and step-by-step instructions, artists of all skill levels will create their very own Canvas Creation. Pre-registration is required; act fast as these classes fill up quickly.

CARDINAL IN THE SNOW- A winter wonderland, with a crimson colored bird among a snowy canvas backdrop Saturday, January 19 11 am-2 pm $29, MC213

LOVEBIRDS AT SUNSET- Lovebirds gazing at a sunset Saturday, February 16 11 am-2 pm $29, MC213

BEACON OF HOPE - Lighthouse scene Saturday, March 16 11 am-2 pm

COASTING INTO ABSTRACT ART Monday, February 25 6:30-9 pm

$29, MC201

Marilyn Hoyt, $29, MC213 Using alcohol ink paints, students will create a set of four beautiful ceramic tile coasters while learning techniques using alcohol to create colorful abstract art.

KNITTED THROW – BASKET WEAVE Tuesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9 6-9 pm Marissa Michaelsen, $25, MC201 Knit a throw in the Basket Weave pattern. Learn how to put a framed edge around the entire project. Call for list of supplies.

ACRYLIC POURING ABSTRACT ART Monday, March 25 6:30-9 pm

KNITTED REVERSIBLE PATCHWORK THROW Tuesday, January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26 6-9 pm

Marilyn Hoyt, $29, MC213

Marissa Michaelsen, $25, MC201

Learn different acrylic pouring techniques to create beautiful one of a kind abstract art. Students will leave with two uniquely created canvases (to be picked up after 24 hours of drying time). This class is messy; wear proper clothing.

Students will be knitting simple patterns in small patches then piecing them together to make reversible patches, ultimately piecing the entire project together for a quilt-like knitted throw. Call for list of supplies.

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MID-PLAINS COMMUNITY COLLEGE McCook ∙ North Platte ∙ Broken Bow ∙ Imperial ∙ Ogallala ∙ Valentine

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R E H rse) T u o C IV e ( Onlin

RNs and LPNs: There are new state licensure regulations that affect all LPNs. Every LPN who graduated before May 2016 or has not successfully completed the LPN-C course must complete an approved 8-hour didactic course on IV therapy by August 2022. This 8-hour course meets the didactic portion of the new requirement for all LPNs with a well-rounded review of IV therapy for the RN. Upon conclusion of the IV Therapy Basics course, the learner will identify legal issues and scope of practice changes related to IV therapy and explore best practices related to IV therapy (peripheral and central care). You can work at your own pace and at times which fit into your schedule. You will have several weeks to finish this class. You must have access to a computer and the Internet. Certificates will be mailed to all who have successfully completed the course after the last day of class.

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FEBRUARY 4 - MARCH 4, 2019 OR

MARCH 25 - APRIL 22, 2019 For more information or to register, contact us at 308-535-3678 or www.mpcc.edu/bce

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Mid-Plains Community College does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see www.mpcc.edu/about-mpcc/general-information/non-discrimination-policy 03/2018

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BUSINESS

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL GRANT DEVELOPMENT AND WRITING WORKSHOP Saturday, February 9 9 am – 4 pm Bonnie Kruse, $65, BH223

This comprehensive workshop covers the diversity of donors, key search engines, and converting ideas into fundable projects. After the workshop, participants will understand how to locate grants, identify the critical sections of successful proposals, and demonstrate the commitment and innovation that propels their proposals beyond other submissions. Participants will also understand the diversity of the funding community and how to respond to various funding agency guidelines. The training addresses the overall strategic plan for writing grants, including:  needs statement, mission, goals, objectives, activities, evaluation, key personnel, and budgets.  The instructor will engage participants in interactive exercises, writing, and discussions to better understand how to research, write, and develop specific projects.

IPHONES FOR DUMMIES Thursday, January 24 6-7:30 pm

Hilary Neff & Audrey Feeney, $19, MC201 Attention all IPhone users! Have you ever wondered how to download an app? Do you know how to take a screenshot of that adorable picture that your daughter just sent you so you can save it? We are here to help and relieve some of your anxiety that comes with your IPhone.

REALITY BASED LEADERSHIP Thursday, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14 Noon- 1pm

Kelly Rippen, $90 book included / $60 Bring Your Own Book, MC213 Participants will learn reality based leadership and how to eliminate drama from the workplace. This is a 6 part class using the book “No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results”. Lunch is included.

CPR / 1ST AID OR BASIC LIFE SUPPORT PROVIDER

Classes are available on demand.

CLASSES OFFERED ON-DEMAND IN THE CLASSROOM

Please call 345-8122 for next available date/time.

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER TRAINING

CALL 345-8122 FOR MORE INFORMATION

• Computer Classes

• Leadership Workshops

• Customized Training

• CPR/First Aid

This learning opportunity is designed for the person who wants one-onone attention, giving personalized attention on the computer topic that meets your specific need. Class takes place in one of our training rooms. You may use your own laptop or one provided by the college, depending upon needs. Call 345-8122 to visit with someone about one-on-one computer training. Cost is determined by number of hours and type of training.

Have something else in mind? Just ask and let us serve your business/educational needs!

PROFESSIONAL PLUMBING BASICS

THIS CLASS CAN BE FREE!*

5-7 pm MWF, March 18-May 10 Bill McMillan, master plumber.

$499

This 8-week course focuses on the hands-on skills and basic plumbing knowledge. Upon successful completion of coursework, participants will be prepared to work under the guidance of a master plumber and take the state Journeyman Plumbing test. Instructor is a master plumber. This program has been approved for GAP funding, which is an income-based funding source. For *GAP, a potential funding source for income-qualifying individuals, is available. information call 345-8123. If you qualify, you could receive this class for FREE!

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What’s STRONG With You? MANAGERS & TEAM LEADERS

Discover StrengthsFinder The assessment empowering over 19 million people to succeed!

StrengthsFinder Workshop $39/person Monday, February 4th 1-3pm Strengths Coach & Facilitator

The best managers boost individual and team performance using CliftonStrengths. In fact, nearly 7 in 10 employees who say their manager focuses on their strenghts are engaged.

INDIVIDUALS Gallup research finds that people who use their Clifton Strengths are more engaged and productive at work ans 3x more likely than others to have an excellent quality of life.

Mindy Hope Ideation | Maximizer Learner Intellection Adaptability

ORGANIZATIONS A strengths-based approach is essential for creating an exceptional workplace culture. That’s why more than 90% of the Fortune 500 companies use CliftonStrengths.

As a result of the StrengthsFinder Workshop, you will: • Discover what you naturally do best • Learn to apply your greatest talents & strengths in everyday life • Use your customized results to achieve personal & professional success

Each Participant will receive: • An online Assessment Code • An In-depth Insight Report – based on his/her unique talents • Individualized Materials & Activities to aid in your Personal Strengths Journey

EDUCATORS Students succeed when they discover what’s strong in themselves, instead of focusing on what’s wrong. Discover how educators from K-12 through higher education can help students thrive by using their CliftonStrengths

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 28th *Assessment Completion required PRIOR to the training ASSESSMENT COMPLETION DEADLINE: January 30th Mid-Plains Community College does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see www.mpcc.edu/about-mpcc/general-information/non-discrimination-policy

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Systems Of

CA R E Series

Recommended for anyone who works with families whose youth have Emotional, Mental or Behavioral Challenges about trauma and its effect on children and families as well as explore strategies that are trauma-informed. Sponsored by Planning Region Teams 15, 16 & 27

Family Engagement Building an active partnership between families and service providers is a solid goal of most of ours; but often is easier said than done. This presentation will include ideas on how to engage families by building a relationship that shows value and respect, but at the same time allows the provider to have healthy boundaries and effective goals, with positive outcomes for youth and families. Presenters are Karla Bennetts & Melva Pavelka, Sharon Dalrymple.

Fri, Mar 22, 9 am – 4 pm, McDonald-Belton, Theater

Supporting families through the 504 and IEP Process Preparing families for upcoming 504 or IEP meeting at local schools. Helping them know what questions to ask, what their rights are and what the process is for the meetings. Presenters are Brandy Buscher, Lou Cox-Fornander, Megan Lantis, and Laurie Vak.

Tue, Jan 15, 9 – 10:30 am, MC213

Supporting Families Through Crisis; The Investigative Process

Tue, Apr 9, 9 – 10:30 am, MC213

How to support families during a child abuse investigation when DHHS and/or Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center is involved. Presenters are Amber McNutt, April Christensen and Melissa Smith.

Employment Support for Families and Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Tue, Feb 12, 9 – 10:30 am, MC213

Learn from the employment professionals how to assist families with finding and maintaining employment. Using funds provided by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Nebraska Department of Labor provides individuals with employment and training opportunities that lead to sustainable employment while meeting the needs of local businesses. Learn about the various programs we have to offer and the eligibility criteria. Presenters are Katie Cain, Hope Bowhay, and Randa Musil.

Engaging Families: A Day of Learning with Project Harmony Engaging through Empathy: Understanding Substance Abuse - The purpose of this training is to develop a deeper understanding of substance abuse to better serve families who may be experiencing it. Trauma and Resiliency in Families: The purpose of this training is to provide professionals with foundational knowledge

Tue, May 14, 9 – 10:30 am, MC213

ALL SESSIONS ARE FREE OF CHARGE

REGISTER FOR INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS TODAY mpcc.edu/bce or call 308-345-8122

All classes except for March will be live-streamed to MPCC McCook and Ogallala campuses. Times shown are based on the hosting site's time zone. Please make necessary time adjustment when attending your preferred campus location. Mid-Plains Community College does not discriminate based upon any protected status. Please see www.mpcc.edu/about-mpcc/general-information/non-discrimination-policy

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LIFESTYLE

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

HUNTER’S SAFETY Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, March 11, 12, 14 6-9 PM

Mike Schoup, Dee Traphagan & Friends, FREE, MC213 & Saturday, March 16, TBD @ Gun Range Nebraska State Law requires anyone 11 years of age or older, born on or after January 1, 1977, to have successfully completed a Firearm Hunter Education course prior to hunting. There is no maximum age limit for students and this course is provided at no cost. Students successfully completing this course will have a better understanding of their outdoor obligations to the landowner, to the resources, to other hunters, and to themselves. Students must pre-register at http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/ hunting/programs/education/hunted.asp

YOGA BASICS Thursday, January 10, 17, 24, 31 6:30-7:30 PM Constance Stone, $29, SU

Thursday, February 7, 14, 21, 28 6:30-7:30 PM Constance Stone, $29, SU

Thursday, March 7, 14, 21, 28 6:30-7:30 PM Constance Stone, $29, SU

This four-week Yoga course is for all levels. The course takes you through basic postures and sequences to help increase flexibility, ease stress, and relax the mind and body. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket or props (blocks, straps) if desired.

SCREWBALL COMEDY Sunday, February 10 2-4 pm Clay Grizzle, $5, MC213

Learn from MCC theatre instructor, Clay Grizzle, the characteristics of a screwball comedy – a specific genre of motion picture and play. Popcorn will be provided as you watch one of his favorite screwball comedies and learn about the film, the actors, and what makes screwball comedy so special.

HUNT SAFE SESSION Monday, March 18 6:30-8:30

Mike Schoup & Dee Traphagan, MC213

INTRODUCTION TO REIKI Saturday, February 16 9 am-5 pm

Testing for Firearm and Archery Safety after self-study is completed online. Must register online with game and parks.

INTERMEDIATE REIKI Saturday, March 23 9 am-5 pm

Karen Ackermann ( Certified Reiki Master Practitioner/ Teacher), $65, SU Learn the history of Reiki (Raykey), a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation by accessing energy channels on a physical and spiritual level. Students will leave with information and tools necessary to start their self-healing journey. Class will break for lunch.

Karen Ackermann ( Certified Reiki Master Practitioner/ Teacher), $65, SU Expand your knowledge of universal energy channels by using Reiki symbols allowing you to move to a deeper connection with one’s self and others. Prerequisite: Introduction to Reiki (bring your tools from first class).

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KID’S ACADEMY

BUSINESS & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

KID’S ACADEMY: INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH (GRADES 3-6) Monday, January 21, 28, February 4, 11 5-6 PM Maria Beasley, $25, MC213

Students will learn beginning level Spanish, including expressions, grammar, and pronunciation, as well as days of the week, month, alphabet, birthdate, and more.

KIDS’ ACADEMY: GUITAR 1 Wednesdays, January 23-February 27 (6 sessions) Ages 6-8: 4-4:30 PM | Ages 9-11: 4:30-5 PM

KID’S ACADEMY: INITIAL YARN ART (GRADES 3 AND ABOVE) Thursday, February 21 4:30-5:30 PM

Rebecca Bogardus, $45/student, with an immediate-family cap of $100

Play favorite folk songs using your first three chords, and start learning to read music with your guitar! Students need their own quality child-sized guitar or may contact the instructor regarding a rent-to-own option.

Marilyn Hoyt, $15, MC213

KID’S ACADEMY: MCC CARING KIDS- WE’RE ALL ABOUT RECYCLING! (GRADES 2 AND ABOVE) Wednesday, January 23, February 27, March 27 2:30-4 pm

Wrap the first initial of your name in colorful yarn creating a personalized wall decoration of your very own.

Sharon Kircher & Marlene Goodenberger, FREE, MC201 Learn the importance of giving back to your community and how to become caring individuals, creating community spirit and good citizenship. Class will be learning about recycling (3-Rs) and how what we do directly effects our earth. There is no course fee for the class. Students will meet the fourth Wednesday of January, February, and March.

KID’S ACADEMY: STEM PROJECT – ELECTROMAGNETIC TRAIN (GRADES 3-8) Thursday, January 31 4:30-6 PM

KID’S ACADEMY: CRAFT STICK WALL ART (GRADES 1 AND ABOVE) Thursday, March 7 4:30-5:30 PM

Gayl Korus, $25, MC213

Marilyn Hoyt, $15, MC213

Students will be fascinated as they explore both electricity and magnetism while creating an electromagnetic train. In this class, students will build their very own incredible electric “train” with no motors, gears, pistons or actuators; yet, the train will race around the track at over five miles per hour. This is the second in our series of STEM Classes. No prerequisite required.

Create your very own wall hanging using craft sticks that you design to fit your very own personality.

KID’S ACADEMY: DISSECTING LAB (GRADES 4 AND ABOVE) Friday, March 15 4:30-5:30 PM

KID’S ACADEMY: GAMES GALORE! (AGES 9 AND ABOVE) Tuesday, February 5, 12, 19, 26 4-5 PM

Rob Bogardus, $29, BH Biology Lab

Enhance your knowledge and skills in Science and come prepared to dissect. Students will be using dissecting tools so this class is best for grades 4 and above. Dissection fee is $29 and includes use of one dissection kit. Parent participation is encouraged. Call 345-8122 to register - no online registration available for this class.

Hilary Neff & Audrey Feeney, $20, MC2133 Games Galore is a month of board and card games that can be FUN for the entire family! Games are a good way to learn and help build key skills, including strategic planning, fast thinking, logical reasoning, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Join these two energetic elementary teachers for a fun few afternoons playing Chess, Clue, Nertz, and Rummy while you learn important social skills along the way.

KIDS’ ACADEMY: GUITAR 2 Wednesdays, March 6 – April 10 (6 sessions) Ages 6-8: 4-4:30 PM | Ages 9-11: 4:30-5 PM.

KID’S ACADEMY: INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH – PART 2 (GRADES 3-6) Monday, February 18, 25, March 4, 11 5-6 PM

Rebecca Bogardus, $45/student, with an immediate-family cap of $100

Learn the most-used chord progression of all time - it will let you play hundreds of popular songs - and expand your finger-picking and music reading skills! Students need their own quality child-sized guitar or may contact the instructor regarding a rent-to-own option. Prerequisite: successful completion of Guitar 1 or teacher approval.

Maria Beasley, $25, MC213

A continuation of “Introduction to Spanish” teaching basic phrases and beginning written grammar.

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