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Personal Interest

Personal interest classes are set up based on community interest. If there is a class you would like to take and think others would be interested as well, call us at (910) 576-6222, extension 532. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome!

Basic Pistol Shooting $110 8 AM-6 PM SA 1/30 Rm TBD
The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course introduces students to the information, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Through this course, the student will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. This course is great for those with minimal pistol experience or for anyone that would like to improve their knowledge and proficiency with handguns. Shooters can expect to shoot 50-100 rounds of ammunition and should bring their own handgun. However, if the student
does not own a handgun, one may be rented from MCC with ammunition for an additional charge dependent upon caliber.

Personal Protection in the Home $135 8 AM-6 PM SA 4/2 Rm TBD
This NRA course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individuals’ right to self-defense. Unlike the other basic courses, this course covers defensive shooting and focuses on the defender’s mindset, decision-making abilities under pressure, and planning for the worst. Students can expect to shoot 100-150 rounds of ammunition and are required to shoot a handgun no smaller than a 9mm. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to violent confrontation,firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate. Participants in this class should be experienced shooters that show a mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling. Participants are encouraged to take the Basic Pistol Course or the NC Concealed Carry Course prior to enrolling in this course. Finally, self-defense is a serious topic not to be taken lightly. This course is intended for law-abiding citizens who have the mindset and seriousness necessary to properly perform activities in the course.

NEW! Short Term Taxidermy Program
MCC’s Taxidermy program is now offering one-day specialty and introductory classes per month through the Continuing Education department. For more information or to register, please contact Andrew Gardner at (910) 576-6222, extension 532.
Large Body Mammals $71.60 8 AM-5 PM 1/30 Rm 162
Advanced Water Fowl $71.60 8 AM-5 PM 2/27 Rm 162
Advanced Fish Painting $71.60 8 AM-5 PM 3/26 Rm 162
African Animals $71.60 8 AM-5 PM 4/30 Rm 162

Private Pilot Ground School $125 6-8 PM MTH 1/11-3/14 Rm 142
Gleim Private Pilot Kit required $240 (Can be purchased through Pressley Aviation on the first
day of class.) This course will cover the material required to pass the written FAA examination for a private pilot’s
license. The course teaches aerospace history, weather, navigation, instrumentation, preflight planning, computer and wind triangles, regulations, radio communications, the aviation field, and procedures necessary to become a safe private pilot. Upon completion of the course, students will have the option to take the FAA exam and to pursue a private pilot’s license with Pressley Aviation at additional cost.

Cooking Classes
If you would like to take a cooking class or are interested in finding out more, please contact
Andrew Gardner at 910-576-6222, extension 532 for more information.

Multimedia Art $45 9:30 AM-2:30 PM T 1/12-3/1 Rm 103B
Beginning-to-advanced level students work in an open studio with an instructor one-on-one with as much or as little guidance as needed. Choose any medium from which to work including oils, acrylics, watercolors and pen/pencil.

Introduction to Beekeeping $25 6-8 PM M
9 AM-12 PM SA 2/15-3/21 Rm 230
This course is designed for beginning beekeepers, but is a great refresher for current beekeepers to enhance their general beekeeping skills. Knowledgeable instructors will cover the history of beekeeping as it pertains to keeping your own bees, getting started, seasonal management, and the treatment of pests and diseases.


MCC's Pottery program is known nationally for its state-of-the-art facility, accomplished alumni, and talented staff. Now this program is being offered for the first time to students through short term Continuing Education classes! Learn all the skills taught in the degree program from the same instructors, but take the courses convenient for you. These are non-credit courses. Additional topics in pottery production can be scheduled at students' request. Please contact Andrew Gardner at (910) 576-6222, extension 532 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Introduction to Pottery
Learn clay preparation, centering and wheel throwing basic forms, trimming, surface decoration, glazing, firing techniques and loading and firing bisque kilns.
Introduction to Pottery $182 5:30-9:30 PM M 1/11-5/9 Rm 300
Introduction to Pottery $182 9 AM-2 PM T 1/12-5/3 Rm 300
Introduction to Pottery $182 8:30 AM-4:30 PM TH 1/12-5/5 Rm 300
Introduction to Pottery $182 8:30 AM-4:30 PM F 1/12-5/6 Rm 300
Introduction to Pottery $182 5-9 PM T 1/12-5/3 Rm 300

Advanced Pottery
Develop and enhance skills and techniques in handbuilding, throwing, decorating, glazing and firing clay.
Advanced Pottery $182 5:30-9:30 PM M 1/11-5/9 Rm 300
Advanced Pottery $182 8:30 AM-4:30 PM T 1/12-5/3 Rm 300
Advanced Pottery $182 8:30 AM-4:30 PM TH 1/12-5/5 Rm 300
Advanced Pottery $182 8:30 AM-4:30 PM F 1/12-5/6 Rm 300
Advanced Pottery $182 5-9 PM T 1/12-5/3 Rm 300

One-day Pottery Workshops
MCC has invited nationally-renowned potters to our pottery studio to present specialty clay workshops this spring. This will be an opportunity for beginning to advanced potters to learn specialized styles and techniques provided by experienced, master potters. Workshops are scheduled on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sessions include a morning demonstration and discussion, followed by a one-hour, bring-your-own-lunch networking session, and end with
a hands-on application session. Seats for workshops are limited. Participants are encouraged to register early. All materials costs are extra and will be charged separately.

Slipware Workshop $70 8:30 AM-4:30 PM S 2/6 Rm 300
Learn this uniquely beautiful primary decorating process from pottery historians, Hal Pugh and Eleanor Minnock-Pugh. At their New Salem Pottery studio in Randleman, N.C., the Pughs produce a variety of slip decorated redware and stoneware pottery. They specialize in the reporduction of 18th and 19th century slip decorated and plain redware. Working as consultants to archaeologists, historians, and set decorators concerning historic ceramic techniques and processes, their pottery has been displayed and used by universities, historic sites, the movie industry, and living history museums throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Raku Workshop $70 8:30 AM-4:30 PM S 3/12 Rm 300
Learn Raku techniques from Charlie and Linda Riggs of Riggs Pottery and Clay Art Studio located near Carthage, N.C. The Riggs are contributing authors to the book, “Naked Raku and Related Bare Clay Techniques.” They have also written for and have been been featured in a variety of ceramic arts magazines. They have exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally, and teach workshops around the country on various subjects including, Raku methods, saggarfiring, pit-firing, Raku kiln building, and throwing techniques. The Riggs are members of the faculty at Laloba Ranch Clay School in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Continuing Education Team | (910) 576-6222


Clare Cagle

Instructor, Adult Literacy


Lewis Edwards

Continuing Education Coordinator

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Abraham Encinas Torres

J. Abraham Encinas-Torres

ESL Lead Instructor-Recruiter

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Andrew Gardner

Andrew Garner

Business & Industry Services

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Kathy Garner-Smith

Kathy Garner-Smith

Career & College Readiness

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Richard Hinson

Richard Hinson

Coordinator, Small Business Center

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Maria Inman

Maria Inman

Assessment/Retention Specialist

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Angela Kennedy

Ashlie Martin

Assistant to the Dean of Continuing Education

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Connie Parsons

Connie Parsons

Administrative Assistant

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Kaye Taylor

Receptionist/Data Entry

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Jonathan Thill

Dean of Continuing Education

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