Special Interest Classes

Have fun, expand your knowledge on a subject or learn something new! Computer skills, art, dancing, beekeeping and more.

Art

Date(s): 9/24/2024 to 10/10/2024
Day/Times: Tue/Thu 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MCCTC, Facility: Adult Career Center, Room: B-02 
Cost: $69 + supplies
Hours: 15.00
Instructor: Michael Vigliotti 

 

Date(s): 2/11/2025 to 2/27/2025
Day/Times: Tue/Thu 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MCCTC, Facility: Adult Career Center, Room: B-02 
Cost: $69 + supplies
Hours: 15.00
Instructor: Michael Vigliotti 

If you have ever wanted to capture the beauty around you in a drawing, here is your opportunity to learn how to do just that. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate artist, this class will help you explore your creativity. Learn how to design detailed and realistic drawings by using both different grades of drawing pencils and blenders. Explore toning, shading and the use of different pencils to create textures for different subjects. Step-by-step instruction, in a pleasant and relaxed learning environment, will help you develop the confidence you need to work towards mastering the skill of drawing. A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Pencil Drawing Supply List

 

  • Drawing paper (Strathmore Drawing Medium & Mead are two excellent brands, there are also other good brands to use)
  • Size 9×12 or 11×14 80 lb. comes in 12 or 24 sheet tablets
  • Pencils – Prismacolor Sketch Accessory Set. This set includes:
  • 3 Pencils – 8B – HB – 6H
  • Sanding Pad – Vinyl Eraser – Blending Stump
  • 2 Tortillons
  • As with Drawing Paper there are also other fine sets of Drawing Pencils available, such as Staedtler and Lowe Cornell
  • Pencils – Hard – 2H H F HB B 2B 6B – Soft
  • 12″ Ruler

 

Note: A blending Stump also known as a Tortillon is a very important tool when doing a drawing in pencil. This allows the student to blend and shade to achieve realistic results.

These are suggestions for supplies, but any combination of these or other brands will do.

Fall Date(s): 10/24/2023 to 11/9/2023
Day/Times: Tues & Thurs 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MCCTC 
Cost: $69 + supplies
Hours: 15.00
Instructor: Michael Vigliotti 

 

Spring Date(s): 4/9/2024 to 4/25/2024
Day/Times: Tues & Thurs 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MCCTC 
Cost: $69 + supplies
Hours: 15.00
Instructor: Michael Vigliotti 

Take time for yourself this year. Learning how to paint with watercolor is a beautiful, fun way to express yourself creatively. Designed for beginner and intermediate artists, this course will help you explore various techniques in watercolor, such as mixing colors, applying glazes, using the dry brush technique, wet on wet application, and lifting of paint from an area to achieve desired effect. Hands-on instruction in a relaxed environment will help you learn foundational skills, explore your artistic side and also teach you to embrace new techniques. Art is an adventure, and you are invited to explore with us as you learn the unique skill of painting with watercolor! A supply list will be mailed to you before class begins.

Watercolor Supply List

  • Watercolor Paper (Size 9×12) 140 lb. weight Cold Press Paper (Strathmore and Cottman by Windsor Newton are two excellent brands). NOTE: Paper to light (90 lbs.) will buckle and not allow students to achieve the desired effect.
  • Watercolor Paint (Tubes only). Colors needed include: Red, Yellow, Green, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre
  • Watercolor paint comes in sets. Sets include:
  • Niji (great for both beginners or advanced students
  • Thomas Kincade Watercolor Paint Set
  • Grumbacher and Windsor Newton
  • Brushes – Either a 1 or 1 1/2 inch Flat Brush
  • Round Brush (#8 or #6 Size), Round Brush (#4 Size), Liner or Detail Brush (Size #1)
  • Brushes also come in sets. (Brushes or very important, so stay away from cheap sets, as the bristles tend to come off while painting).
  • Plastic Pallette or Styrafoam Plate
  • Plastic Container for Water
  • Pencil (No. 2)
  • Eraser and 12 inch Ruler

Computers

Fall

Date(s):  11/4/2024 to 11/25/2024
Day/Times: Mon/Wed 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: MCCTC 
Cost: $145.00
Hours: 14.00
Instructor: Gary Capone 

 

Spring

Date(s): 3/3/2025 to 3/24/2025
Day/Times: Mon/Wed 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: MCCTC 
Cost: $145.00
Hours: 14.00
Instructor: Gary Capone 

 

This is a new course, combining former courses Computer Basics and Windows 10, now Windows 11. If you are relatively new to using computers, or want to learn more about Windows 11, then this is the course for you. Some of the topics to be explored are: external and internal hardware, including modems, routers, and different type cables. Also, you will learn about browsers, search engines, portals, VPNs, and hyperlinks, and internet safety. You will be introduced to the Windows 11 computer home screen, surfing the Web, and working with files.

Microsoft Excel I

Microsoft Excel I empowers participants with key skills to create, design, edit, and print worksheets by using the formatting and page layout features. Learn basic calculations, formulas, and enhanced functions. Utilize the Quick Analysis Tool. Create data visualizations with conditional formatting, tables, charts, sparklines, and graphs. Sort and filter detailed data within tables. This course can be of great value for participants wishing to move their Excel skills to a higher level by learning how to create accurate and professional spreadsheets.

About the instructor: Krista McConnahey earned her bachelor’s degree in Comprehensive Business Education and her master’s degree in Instruction and Curriculum. She has been teaching business education at a local high school for over 20 years. Teaching Microsoft Office has been her passion to prepare individuals for the real-world situations at college, professional, and personal levels. She has Industrial Certifications in Microsoft Word, Word Expert, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook and has certified over 150 students in the same Microsoft Industrial Certifications.

Date(s): Fall dates coming soon
Day/Times: Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MCCTC 
Cost: $145.00
Hours: 15.00
Instructor: Krista McConnahey 

Microsoft Excel II

This advanced course is for intermediate Excel users who want to take their spreadsheet skills to the next level. Learn advanced functions such as lookup, financial, what-if analysis, and nested formulas. Create Pivot tables, Slicers, and Pivot charts. Import data from other sources into an Excel workbook. Learn advance filters and sorting in tables to better organize information. Utilize the advance find and replace features to clean up data. Comprehend macros and the security of including macros in your workbooks. The purpose of this course is to give individuals the knowledge of the power of Excel. **If you did not attend the Microsoft Excel I course, please contact the Adult Career Center office to purchase the course book**.

About the instructor: Krista McConnahey earned her bachelor’s degree in Comprehensive Business Education and her master’s degree in Instruction and Curriculum. She has been teaching business education at a local high school for over 20 years. Teaching Microsoft Office has been her passion to prepare individuals for the real-world situations at college, professional, and personal levels. She has Industrial Certifications in Microsoft Word, Word Expert, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook and has certified over 150 students in the same Microsoft Industrial Certifications.

Date(s): 4/9/2024 to 5/7/2024
Day/Times: Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MCCTC 
Cost: $120.00
Hours: 15.00
Instructor: Krista McConnahey 

Manage your accounting efficiently using QuickBooks Online. Learn to set up your company and chart of accounts. Record income and expenses, as well as, your assets and liabilities to ensure accurate financial reports. Sync your bank accounts with QuickBooks Online and reconcile to keep your account balances up to date.


 
Spring Date(s): 5/7/2024 to 6/13/2024
Day/Times: Tue/Thu 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: MCCTC 
Cost: $275.00
Hours: 24.00
Instructor: Michelle Huffman 

Laidback Cooking

Join local favorite, Jack Kravitz, as he brings his easygoing cooking style to the MCCTC Kitchen!

Other

Date(s): 6/10/2024 to 6/25/2024
Day/Times: Mon/Tue 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: MCCTC, Facility: Adult Career Center 
Cost: 59.00
Hours: 12.00
Instructor: Mallory Gavalier 

 

Photography Basics for Beginners 

Dive into your creative side behind the lens with Photography Basics for Beginners! Throughout the course you will discuss all of the essentials including camera settings & technicalities, composition, lighting and more. Whether you are looking to grow your business or want to learn how to take great photos just for fun, this course will leave you feeling comfortable and confident behind the camera.

 

About the Instructor

Mallory Gavalier is a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Northeast Ohio. She received her first Nikon as a gift in middle school, and her love for photography has never stopped growing since. She is completely self-taught and knows how it feels to not know where to start. Photography is truly a passion of hers and she loves helping others become comfortable behind the camera.

Mallory is the Owner/ Photographer, & Graphic Designer at Mallory Leann Photo + Design LLC. Her vast experience includes Graphic Designer/Media Coordinator at Genesis Outdoor Advertising, Inc. and she was also a Junior Media & Marketing Coordinator Internship at Stambaugh Auditorium

You can find her work at malloryleann.com

 

 

 

Date(s): 9/3/2024 to 11/21/2024
Day/Times: Tue/Thu 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Cost: 999.00
Hours: 31.50
Instructor: Katie Brown

 

Date(s): 3/4/2025 to 5/22/2025
Day/Times: Tue/Thu 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Cost: 999.00
Hours: 31.50
Instructor: Katie Brown

 

Live, Virtual Training! Pursuing your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy. Prepare for test-taking success by enrolling in this specially designed test prep course. This class will meet virtually and there will be short, out of class assignments.

About the instructor: Katie Brown is a degreed professional in Human Resource Management offering a 15 year HR career distinguished by proven expertise in human resource management, wellness, benefits, recruitment and retention, training and development, employee relations and performance management.

Are you working as a Medical Assistant or completed a Medical Assistant training program and
now need to become a certified healthcare professional? Prepare for test-taking success with
this exam prep class. Taught by an experienced instructor offering a comprehensive overview
of key exam topics. Review practice test questions in a supportive learning environment.
This accelerated program is your perfect opportunity to gain the edge you need to succeed.

 

Date(s): July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Day/Times: 5:30-7:30 PM
Location: MCCTC, Facility: Adult Career Center 
Cost: $149
Certification Exam Cost: $119
Certification Exam Date: 7/31/24 at 6PM

Exam: AMCA (American Medical Certification Association) Medical Assistant Certification (MAC) exam