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COMPUTER Classes

Administrative Office Technology Specialist (132 hours) New!

Stand out from the crowd by earning the prestigious Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in both Word and Excel as well as obtaining your Notary certification in this multifaceted new class. This class will guide you through the mysteries of Microsoft Word and you will learn commands and features to create, enhance, customize, and share documents. Then you will learn how to analyze data in order to track and visualize data. At the end of the class you will be eligible to take the Microsoft Office Specialist exam in order to receive your certification. Class on 4/30 will be 8:00 AM-5:00 PM for notary certification.

1/20-5/7, TTh, 12:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $180
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Competent with a Computer (24 Hours)

This class is for EVERYONE, including novices and experienced users who may have skipped some of the basics of computing with Windows. Learn foundation skills ranging from turning on and shutting down a computer to an intro to Wordpad, Internet, Clipboard, Gmail, creating, saving, and editing documents. Students will use mouse tricks and extra keys on a keyboard to work faster and smarter. No previous computer experience needed.

1/14-3/4, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Competent with a Computer II (24 Hours)

Expand on basic PC knowledge. Review text editing and formatting techniques. Gain more in-depth information on library, file and folder structure, Gmail, software installation, customizing the look of the computer as well as protecting the computer from viruses, malware, etc.

3/18-5/6, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Introduction to Windows 8 (6 hours)

Microsoft Windows 8 is the latest version of the most popular Operating System in the world. This version introduces some major changes to Windows while keeping many of its same features. This course will introduce you to windows 8 and demonstrates the new features and functionalities.

3/16-3/23, M, 1:00-4:00 PM
Byrd $35 plus text
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Mac 101 (9 hours)

New to the world of Apple computers? This class will help guide you in using the software that comes loaded on your new Mac including iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie, and Garageband. Discussion on additional Mac related software will also be provided. Bring a Mac laptop or iPad to participate in this class.

6/1-6/3, MTW, 6:00-9:00 PM
Morris $35
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Mac 201 (9hours)

Dive deeper into programs that come on Mac computers! This class will focus on the tools used in Garageband, iMovie, and iPhoto. Additional Apple related software will be discussed. Bring your Mac laptops and your creativity to this interactive class.

6/8-6/15, MW, 6:00-9:00 PM
Morris $35
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Hidden and Hard to Find Features in Photoshop (3 Hours)

Photoshop has many tools and features for use, and often users only scratch the surface to what is available. Learn tips and tricks to uncover hard to find features in Photoshop that will help maximize your work time using this program. Some Photoshop experience required for this course.

4/27, M, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $25
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Professional Results: Portrait Retouching using Photoshop (3 Hours)

The focus of this class will be on portraits and retouching techniques using Adobe Photoshop. Get in-depth tips for making all your portraits print ready.

5/18, M, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $25
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Camera and Photography Basics (21 Hours)

Want to learn more about digital photography for fun or a career? Instructor and professional photographer Beth Morris will teach students how to take the right kind of pictures, implement simple editing techniques, look for that ‘perfect shot’, and show off their digital work. Subjects covered will include aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, composition, and lighting. Bring your camera and questions!

6/9-6/30, TTH, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Introduction to Photoshop (15 Hours)

Get the full photo enhancing experience with Adobe Photoshop. Practice basic photo corrections, using layers, tools, and selections, color corrections. Learn to get your photos print ready!

3/24-4/7, TTH, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Natural Light Portrait Photography (6 Hours)

Natural light allows photographers flexibility in how they shoot photos. This class will focus on taking portraits in a natural light setting, and working with different lighting from bright sun to shade. Also gain tips and tricks from your camera. DSLR cameras recommend for this class. Some photo editing techniques will be discussed.

4/27-5/4, MW, 5:30-7:30 PM
Morris $30
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Taking Creative Photos with your Mobile Device (2 Hours)

More and more people are creating beautiful photos from their smartphones and tablets- and you can too! Get more out of the camera feature on your smart phone or tablet with simple lighting and composition techniques. This class will also discuss different editing apps and where and how to easily share your photos. Bring your smartphone or tablet and your questions!

3/30, M, 5:30-7:30 PM
Morris $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Introduction to Apple iPads (3 hours)

Want to know more about your iPad? Learn more about applications and resources to get the most out of your iPad. Learn how to use basic features such as Safari, Calendar, Sear and more. Also learn how to use the iTunes app store to download purchased and free applications.

6/3, W, 5:30-8:30 PM
Powell $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Blogging (3 Hours)

New! Blogging is one of the most effective ways for a business to regularly connect with their users. A blog can have many uses: education about your industry, frequently asked questions about your product/service, news of interest to your community - all the things that establish your business as a reliable source of useful and helpful information. A business blog helps to establish relationships with customers and prospects, humanizing your brand and providing a conversational format to your online marketing presence. The key is adding value so readers will want to keep coming back.

2/16, M, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $25
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Outsmart Your Android Smartphone (3 hours)

You bought the smartphone, now what? This class will review common tasks on your Android device such as how to set up email, add you social network accounts, take and upload photos, show you how to customize your device, and much more. Bring your questions!

3/2, M, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Go Further With Your Android Smartphone (3 hours)

You’ve got the basics down, so it’s time to really get the most out of your Android phone. This course will discuss applications, advanced settings, basic security, cloud services, entertainment, travel, and more.

3/17, T 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Introduction to Google Chromebooks (6 hours)

Are you interested in learning more about Google’s new cloud-based operating system? Have you bought a Chromebook and want to learn new tips and tricks? This course if for you! Learn how to setup your Chromebook, install apps from the Chrome web store, use Google Docs, learn about offline apps and more.

4/6-4/8, MW, 5:30-8:30 PM
Morris $35
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Health Occupations Classes

Phlebotomy (210 Hours)

Program content includes: communication skills when working with patients, selection of venipuncture sites, care of blood specimens, record keeping, and equipment maintenance. High school diploma or GED is required. You must be at least 18 years of age. Clinical rotations will be scheduled in addition to the dates for the classes listed below. Clinical sites may require drug testing and background checks. Preregistration is required. Students in this class may be eligible for scholarship funds.

3/3-5/14, TWTh, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM 4/14 and 4/16 are HRD days
Shepard $180 plus text and fees
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4/13-7/22, MTW 6:00-9:00 PM Last 2 days are HRD days
Fox $180 plus text and fees
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Certified Nurse Assistant I (168 Hours)

This state-required course is for those wishing to become a CNA and consists of classroom work, lab, and clinical rotations. At the end of the course a separate State approved agency does the competency testing for a fee of $101. Six days of clinical rotation (8 hours each) will be scheduled starting as early as 6:30 AM. Some Saturday class and lab participation may also be required. Random drug screening and criminal background checks may be required by the clinical sites. Hours could vary slightly depending upon instructional need. Students in this class may be eligible for scholarship funds.

1/13-4/16, TTh, Class 9:00 AM-1:00 PM; Lab 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Clinicals Sa 8 hours (Last 2 days are HRD)
Larkins $180, plus text & fees
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2/19-6/23, TTh, Class 5:30-8:30 PM; Lab 5:30-9:30 PM; Clinicals Sa 8 hours (Last 2 days are HRD)
Biddix $180, plus text & fees
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Therapeutic Massage (668 Hours)

This program provides participants with the basic information and skills needed to qualify to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Graduates who pass this exam may apply for licensure to practice in North Carolina. Students will be prepared to work in direct care settings to provide manipulation, methodical pressure, friction and kneading of the body’s soft tissues to support wellness throughout the lifespan. Graduates who become licensed should qualify for employment opportunities in hospitals and other medical settings, rehabilitation centers, sport or health clubs, retirement communities, day spas, resorts, and private practice. Admission to the program is available on a first come, first served basis and requires that the applicant be at least 18 years of age by the first day of class and a high school graduate or equivalent (GED). Students will also be required to demonstrate reading proficiency either by college transcripts, a computerized placement test, or the TABE reading test. Students in this class may be eligible for scholarship funds.

1/20-8/4, M-Th, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (2 days will be for HRD)
Loveland, $180, plus text and fees
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (104 hours) New!

Learn to navigate Electronic Medical Record Software, protect the privacy and security of patient information, review patient records for accuracy and completeness and audit patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. AT the successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to site for the National Healthcareer Association Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification Exam for $105. High school diploma or GED is required.

1/13-5/14, TTh, 2:00-5:00 PM. Must register by January 6. Last two days are HRD.
Shephard $180
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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CPR (4 Hours)

This course is the basic CPR and First Aid course designed by the American Heart Association. Upon successful completion of the course students receive an AHA First Aid, CPR and AED card which is valid for two years. This class includes instruction in CPR for infants, children and adults with practical applications using special mannequins.

1/31, Sa, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
$30 plus $7 for CPR card Ollis
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Occupational Classes

START Hospitality (180 hours) New!

Developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), START is a training program that gives students and people reentering the work force the real‑world knowledge and skills needed for a long-term career in the lodging industry. START provides training for hospitality positions required of lodging operations. Topics include: front office, reservations, housekeeping, bell services; restaurant service, banquet setup; guest service professionalism and career exploration. Jordan Jensen is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She is currently the property manager of the Switzerland Inn in Little Switzerland.

1/20-5/4, MTW, 12:00-4:00 PM
Jensen and Ledford $180 plus text
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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ServSafe Food Protection Manager (16 hours)

This program is for those working or wanting to work in the food service industry. In this class you will learn about basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination & allergens, time & temperature, cleaning and sanitation.

2/5-2/26, Th, 4:00-8:00 PM
McCurry $70 plus text
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Welding – MCC Certificate (96 hours)

This course will teach three major processes: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW (stick, mig, and tig welding) as well as cutting. Power sources, wire-feed setup, maintenance, shielding gases, and safe practices will be covered. Lecture, demonstration, and practical applications will be used in this course. Preregistration is required. Students in the class may be eligible for scholarship funds.

2/2-5/20, MW, 6:00-9:00 PM
Greene $180
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Notary Public (8 Hours)

This eight-hour class prepares students for the required NC Notary Public test. To become a notary, you must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and pass the test given at the end of class. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required 24 hours before the class date. Participants must purchase and read the manual prior to the class.

4/30, Th, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Greene $70 plus required Manual
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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General Interest Classes

Conversational Spanish Level II (20 hours)

Do you live near, work with, or supervise someone whose first language is Spanish? Do you plan to travel to a Spanish-speaking country? Would you like to be able to communicate better with a Spanish-speaking friend? If so, this course if for you. You will learn some reading and writing, but the emphasis will be on speaking and understanding spoken Spanish. Do not be intimated by the Level II label: this class will be set up to accommodate different levels, and any foundation in Spanish.

2/5-3/26, Th 4:00-6:30 PM
Boggess $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Conversational Spanish Level III (20 hours)

Continue to practice spoken Spanish and move beyond the basics into more abstract concepts. This course is set up as a continuation of Conversational Spanish Level II, but other slightly more advanced speakers are also welcome to join.

4/9-5/28, Th, 4:00-6:30 PM
Boggess $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Public Speaking for the Shy and Terrified (12 hours)

This workshop teaches the simple skills necessary to speak with confidence in front of an audience. Focus will be on public speaking and group presentation skills. By the end of the workshop, participants will demonstrate control over their voices and body language and have improved self-confidence in their speaking abilities.

3/4-3/25, W, 6:00-9:00 PM
Biggerstaff $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Beginning Blacksmithing (30 hours)

Learn beginning blacksmithing hands-on using all 10 basic forging techniques. You will choose proper steel, hot forge it to shape, harden, and temper it. Instructor Paul Lundquist will teach you foundational skills that can be used in many ways. After basics are covered a custom program can be arranged for each student to achieve their goals including making the tools needed. Paul Lundquist has been a full time blacksmith since 1973 and has taught at Campbell Folk School, Arrowmont, ABANA conferences and private auspices. He has a successful business in architectural ironwork & toolmaking.

2/24-3/26 TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Lundquist $125 plus materials fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Propagating Native Rhododendron and Azaleas From Seed (15 hours)

The course will cover seed preparation; checking viability of seed; requirements for seed germination; sowing seeds; fertilization of seedlings and transplanting from seed flats to trays. Class will be held at the Energy Exchange.

2/12-3/12, Th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Pittman $70
Yancey/Energy Exchange 828-682-7315

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Paperweights (9 hours)

Use various techniques including hot worked, cane drawing, and sandblasting to make your own one of a kind paperweight. No experience necessary.

4/11-4/25, Sa, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Forde $175 includes all tools & supplies
MCC Yancey Learning Center/Forde’s Studio 828-682-7315

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The Art of Glassblowing (9 hours)

Discover the amazing art of glass blowing for yourself through hands on instruction. Get introduced to the basic skills to make beautiful paper weights and blown work. Instructor, Loretta Forde has been teaching jr. high, high school, and college students since 1991. Class size is limited for individualized attention.

5/2-5/16, Sa, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Forde $175 includes all tools & supplies
MCC Yancey Learning Center/Forde’s Studio 828-682-7315

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Your Fascinating Family: Tracing Your Roots (12 hours)

Researching your family’s history is a fascinating journey. What will your adventure reveal? You will begin the geneaology research process and discover how to understand the information you find. You will discover how to start the search process for family names using a subscription based Web site, which you can access while you are enrolled in the class. Along the way, you’ll learn through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family’s past. Find out where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive.

1/8-1/29, Th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Robinson $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Sew Easy (12 hours)

Sewing garments, quilts, crafts, or home décor projects is a great way to show your creative side, while enjoying a hobby. Knowing how to use a sewing machine is fundamental to successfully completing a project. In this class, you will learn the sewing machine, inside and out, along with the basics of fabric, equipment, and sewing terms. The goals of this class is to help students build a good foundation of basic knowledge so they can sew with confidence and skill. A list of needed supplies will also be provided at registration. Class will be held at Mountain Heritage High School.

2/5-2/26, Th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Robinson $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Repairing, Reusing, and Redesigning with Your Sewing Machine (12 hours)

Pull those items out of your closet that you no longer wear and repair, revamp, and reuse them. Breathe new life into items you already own or acquired second hand. No longer will you have to rely on others for simple repairs and you will learn new skills that will give you confidence to repair, alter and repurpose your clothing. A list of supplies will be provided at registration. Class will be held at Mountain Heritage High School.

3/5-3/26, Th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Robinson $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Create and Knit Your Own Unique Scarf (3 hours)

Create your own unique pattern using simple combinations of knit and purl stitches to knit a lightweight and one of a kind scarf. Students must know how to knit and purl and basic knitting techniques. Please bring to class your choice of size 7 or 8 needles. Students will be knitting with hand painted yarns hand dyed by the instructor.

3/3, T, 6:00-9:00 PM
Spirakis $20 plus $10 supply fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Understanding Your Knitting (3 hours)

Learn about reading knitting patterns, determining gauge, fixing mistakes, tips and tricks to following patterns. Students will also practice learning to “read” their knitting so that they can determine where they left off when returning to a knitting project. Students must know how to knit and purl, cast on and bind off. Students need to bring a yarn of their choice (no novelty or textured yarns please) and straight knitting needles.

3/10, T, 6:00-9:00 PM
Spirakis $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Making Felted Balls (3 hours)

Felted balls are a wonderful way to make ornaments, decorations, pincushions, cat toys, dryer balls, jewelry and much more. Using wool from the instructors sheep flock students will wet felt a wool ball which can be used as a dryer ball, toy or basis for a fiber project. Then students will needlefelt a decorated wool ball which can be used as a pincushion, ornament or decoration.

2/24, T, 6:00-9:00 PM
Spirakis $20 plus $12 supply fee
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Mind Mapping (3 hours)

Do you have trouble remembering details? Do you wish you were more creative or that you could boost your productivity? Then this is the class for you. Explore this popular technique that has helped others effectively brainstorm, study, teach, create, and so much more.

4/7, T, 6:00-9:00 PM
Biggerstaff $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Wine 101 (4.5 hours)

Find a newfound admiration for the incredible produce of nature while tasting the difference in body, tannins, and sweetness of wines. Each evening, while tasting several varieties you will learn the basics of wine: a brief history of wine from ancient to modern, how wine is made, how to understand the label, tips for pairing food and wine, and much more! Class will be held at “Burnsville Wine and …”

2/12-2/26, Th, 5:30-7:00 PM
Blood $40
Yancey/Burnsville Wine and … 828-682-7315

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New! Fiddle Class for Beginners (9 hours)

In this class you'll be introduced to a basic fiddle technique. We will work on how to produce good tone with the bow, double stops, embellishments and more. We will do this as we learn beautiful melodies/tunes drawn from the traditions of bluegrass, old time, Celtic, folk, gospel and country. All learning is done by ear so please bring a recording device to class. An Olympus or other type recorder or a smart phone work well. Please also bring your fiddle, bow, a tuner (Snark clip on works well), a shoulder rest and rosin.

1/20-2/24, T, 4:00-5:30 PM
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3/10-4/14, T, 4:00-5:30 PM
Strong $40
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Get Your Yoga On! (7.5 hours)

This 6 week class will help you gain flexibility and core strength while improving alignment and balance. You'll feel refreshed, de-stressed, and relaxed as we end the class with a resting, restorative pose. Bring a thin yoga mat, a full-sized wool blanket, a sense of humor, and curiosity. Appropriate for those new to yoga or with some experience. Class will be held at the Yancey County Public Library.

4/6-5/11, M, 5:00-6:15 PM
Rossi $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Tai Chi and Qi Gong (12.5 hours)

Tai Chi and Qi Gong are two mind-body practices that originated in ancient China. In this exciting class you will learn the 8 original movements of Tai Chi as well as several Qi Gong exercises. Both Tai Chi and Qi Gong utilize gentle movement, breath, intention, and visualizations to encourage the movement of qi, or energy. Moving qi activates the body’s natural healing mechanisms to create and maintain health, balance, and calm yet alert awareness. Many people who practice tai chi and qigong report heightened feelings of well-being along with a variety of other health benefits. It is suitable for people of all ages and health.

1/21-3/25, W, 5:30-6:45 PM
Parker $110
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Goat Milk Soap (5 hours)

Make a bath of goat milk soap using the old fashion hot process method. This is a method where you heat and stir the soap until all the lye has cooked off and it is ready to use immediately.

2/2, M, 10:00-4:00 PM
Gordon $25
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Felted Seamless Bags (6 hours)

Using raw wool straight from the sheep, you will create a seamless bag or purse through the wet felting process using only hot water, wool, soap and your hands. No tools, carding or spinning required!

2/16, M, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Gordon $30
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Easy Cheesy (4 hours)

Make fresh Mozzarella and a soft farm style cheese to eat in class. Topics will include the basics of milk qualities, cooking and handling cheese curds.

3/2, M, 1:00-5:00 PM
Gordon $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Brain Tanning Deerskins (3 day workshop)

During this 3 day workshop, you will create a beautiful hair off buckskin leather the old fashioned way using the brains of the animal to make the leather soft. This method has been used by Native Americans for hundreds of years to create a soft chamois type of leather. You will take home a finished, smoked brain tanned deerskin. Registration fee covers all materials, supplies and dinner Friday and Saturday. Class will be held at Fun Frolic Farm on South Toe.

5/22-5/24, F 12:00-5:00 PM, Sa 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Su 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Gordon $215
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Dairy Goats and Cheese Making (2 day workshop)

Get the full experience of making cheese from milking the goats to the actual process of handling milk, cooking curds, pressing and prepping cheeses to be aged during this 2 day workshop. Class will be held at Fun Frolic Farm on South Toe.

5/15-5/16, FSa, 9:00 AM-4 PM.
Gordon $130
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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What Mechanics Don’t Want You to Know (12 hours)

Learn the top tips and tricks that will help you save money. Discover the myths and facts about servicing your car and also learn to perform certain services yourself, saving you lots of time and money. Bring your car manual to class.

3/2-3/23, M, 6:00-9:00 PM
Bartlett $50
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! The History of Grandfather Mountain (1 hour)

The profile of Grandfather Mountain is one of the most memorable features of our region, but this distinctive peak has a history with just as many features as that complicated silhouette. Come join award-winning author and historian Michael C. Hardy to learn about the remarkable history of this mountain, from its formation to its preservation and through its many milestones and special events over the years.

3/5, Th, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Hardy $10
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Cemetery Art (3 hours)

Although cemeteries can be places of grief, they can also be fascinating locations to study history and art. Historic tombstones, with their rich symbolism, can tell stories much more than how long a person lived. Historian and author Michael C. Hardy is your guide through the complex and revealing world of historic gravestone art. You may never view a cemetery the same way again!

3/5 Th, 1:00-4:00 PM
Hardy $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Observational Astronomy: Understanding and Using the Telescope (6 hours)

A beginners introduction to telescopes and astronomy. Students will learn about the various types of telescopes and telescope mounts, how and why they work, how to set them up properly, and how to use them to look at objects (planets, galaxies, etc...) in the night sky. Several different telescopes will be available, and students who already have telescopes can bring them along and learn to use their own telescope. Got an old telescope gathering dust in the closet? Bring it along and start using it! Students will learn to recognize some stars and constellations, to use star maps, and to aim the telescope at any object they choose. Class will be held at the Energy Exchange at the Dark Sky Park.

4/10-4/24, F, 7:00-9:00 PM
Hampton $35
Yancey/Energy Exchange 828-682-7315

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New! BIGFOOT - Man, Myth or Mystery (3 hours)

We will review the history, lore and modern research of local and national sightings. This class will also discuss the diet, habitat, communication techniques and behavioral traits of one of North Americas biggest mystery's. Instructor Jim Charneski is an NC Field Researcher for BFRO Bigfoot Field Research Organization which conducts research for the show "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet.

3/18, W, 6:00-9:00
Charneski $25
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Art Appreciation (40 hours)

Gain a better understanding of different artistic styles, periods, and media. Discover the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principles to various art forms, including sculpture, painting and architecture.

1/13-5/5, T, 6:00-8:50 PM
Ormand $125
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Hiking and Camping Gear (3 hours)

Interested in hiking and/or camping in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains? The first thing you need to do is make sure you have the proper gear. Instructor Jake Blood with the High Peaks Trail Association will help you prepare for you excursion.

1/6, T, 6:00-9:00 PM
Blood, $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Map, Compass, and GPS: Finding Your Way (6 hours)

Now that you have your proper gear for your hiking or camping trip, you need to ensure that you do not get lost. Learn about the usage of these three tools: a map, compass, and GPS.

2/3-2/5, TTh, 6:00-9:00 PM
Blood $30
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Yancey's Black Mountain (3 hours)

Learn about the geography, geology, and cultural history of the Black Mountains.

3/3, T, 6:00-9:00 PM
Blood $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Hiking Yancey's Black Mountains (3 hours)

Learn all about the 20 different hiking trails found in the Black Mountains.

4/7, T, 6:00-9:00 PM
Blood $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! The Importance of Historical Research in Paranormal Investigations and the Preservation of History and Culture (2 hours)

Learn the importance and methods of researching the history, events, and the claims of paranormal activity, of an alleged haunted location. Participants will learn how to conduct a pre investigation interview, how to follow through with history gathering from subjective accounts of paranormal activity to obtaining objective documentation and history of a site alleged to have paranormal activity.

1/22, Th 7:00-9:00 PM
Ford $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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New! Ghost Stories and Folklore and Their Role in Paranormal Research (2 hours)

Learn the importance of ghost stories and folklore and the role they play in paranormal research. This class is offered to highlight the role ghost stories and folklore plays in paranormal research. Participants will learn how these stories and tales not only permeate society but how they can affect a paranormal investigation. Participants will also be invited and encouraged to tell stories of their own.

2/12, Th, 7:00-9:00 PM
Ford $20
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Tap into a "Sweet" Idea...Making Your Own Maple Syrup! (3 Hours)

Don't have Sugar Maples? You don't have to have them...use any maple OR birch tree. We'll show you how to make natural taps from Sumac branches. No need to buy expensive equipment...we'll show you how to recycle/reuse what you already have. You'll learn when to tap your trees and if the "flow" is on during class and learn the old-fashioned, outside boiling down method. Class will be held at The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms. Outside workshop please dress accordingly.

2/18, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
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2/21, Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
$20 plus $5 supply fee Fox
Yancey/The Mushroom Hut 828-682-7315

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Inoculating Shiitake Mushroom logs (3 Hours)

In this hands-on 3-hour session, you will learn how to cultivate your own edible shiitake mushrooms; learn proper inoculation techniques and growing conditions, and you can inoculate your own log. Learn how to care for your logs after inoculating and how and when to harvest. Bring oak log (3” to 4” diameter & 2’long) or purchase one in class for $5. Class will be held on a working farm (The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms).

3/18, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
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3/21, Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
$20 plus $5 supply fee Fox
Yancey/The Mushroom Hut 828-682-7315

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Flower Essence Jelly (3 Hours)

This will be an interactive class where everyone will help in the making of Flower Essence Jelly made from Daylilies. Learn how to collect, prepare the flowers for making an infusion to be used in making jelly. We will make the jelly in our on-farm certified kitchen and everyone will take home a 4 oz. jar of jelly that is made during this class. Class will be held at The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms. Directions will be provided.

4/22, W, 1:00-4:00 PM
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4/25, Sa, 1:00-4:00 PM
$20 plus $10 supply fee Fox
Yancey/The Mushroom Hut 828-682-7315

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Defensive Driving (4 Hours)

Eliminate points for tickets! Complete this 4-hour defensive driving course to reduce the effects of minor traffic violations. This class is made available by the District Attorney through Mayland Community College, Mountain Professionals, Inc., and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina. You must register before 4:30PM on the day of the class and bring the following: driver’s license, social security number, the citation (ticket), and $65 cash or money order. (Non-refundable) Students 16-18 years of age must have a “Dual Enrollment Form” filled out prior to receiving a certificate. This form may be found on the MCC website www.mayland.edu. Click “Continuing Education” and choose “Forms” in the box on right. Class MUST have a minimum of 5 students paid & registered to make. Classes will be canceled if class minimum isn’t met.

Current Class Schedule
Mountain Professionals $65, All Pay, Non-refundable
MCC Yancey Learning Center 828-682-7315

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Pottery Classes

Classes are held at Yancey Center for Ceramic Art (YCCA ). Please call 682-7315 for information. Additional fees to be paid to YCCA on the first day of class include: $75 Firing and Lab fee; Clay $14 per 25 lbs; Optional tool kit $18.50.

Everyday Pottery (24 hours)

Learn the characteristics of clay as you hand-build or throw pieces on the wheel. Create your own pottery for the home. Learn all the basics of working with clay and advance at you own pace. Beginners welcome! Class held at Yancey Center for Ceramic Arts. Supply list will be provided upon registration.

1/8-2/5, Th, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Last day will be 9:00 AM-2:00 PM)
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2/12-3/12, Th 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Last day will be 9:00 AM-2:00 PM)
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3/19-4/16 Th, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Last day will be 9:00 AM-2:00 PM)
Amsberry $70
MCC Yancey Learning Center/YCCA
To register call 828-682-7315

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