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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!

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.
Intro. to Taxidermy $71.60 8 AM-5 PM SA 8/29 Rm 162
Turkeys 101 $71.60 8 AM-5 PM SA 9/26 Rm 162
Advanced Turkeys $71.60 8 AM-5 PM SA 10/24 Rm 162
Deer 101 $71.60 8 AM-5 PM SA 11/14 Rm 162
Advanced Deer $71.60 8 AM-5 PM SA 12/12 Rm 162
Additional taxidermy classes will be offered in the spring including Large Body Mammals (bear, elk, and buffalo), Advanced Water Fowl, Advanced Fish Painting, African Animals, and the Business End of Taxidermy. Stayed tuned!

Private Pilot Ground School $125 6-8 PM MW 8/17-10/8 Rm TBD
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. Gleim Private Pilot Kit required - $240, can be purchased through Pressley Aviation on the first day of class. 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.

Cake Decorating $75 6-9 PM TH 9/24-10/29 Rm TBA
Learn to decorate cakes & cupcakes professionally for fun, family, or profit. Topics include selecting decorating tools and how to prepare a cake and icing for decoration. Participants will learn how to ice different shapes of cake, make borders, flowers (including roses), novelty and character cakes, and other decoration techniques. A list of supplies will be provided the first day of class.

Intro. to Beekeeping $25 6-8 PM M 9 AM - 12 PM SA 9/14-10/17 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.

The Perfect Massage $40 6-8 PM W 10/7-11/18 Rm 257
This course is designed to teach students about the importance of self-care. The instructor will cover basic massage therapy, body awareness, muscle stress, and spa treatments with the inclusion of aroma therapy. This is a great skill enhancer for anyone in the assisted living healthcare environment.

Multi Media Art $45 9:30 AM-2:30 PM T 8/4-9/22 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.
Pottery - Heritage Arts Production

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 1 & 2 $182 8 AM-4:30 PM F 8/21-12/11 Rm 300

Introduction to Pottery 1 $182 5:30-9:30 PM M 8/17-12/7 Rm 300

Pottery Jewelry Making $127 6-9 PM T 8/18-12/9 Rm 300
Students will learn the basics of forming, firing and finishing jewelry pieces using low and mid-range fire and paper clay.

Pottery Form and Firing Raku $182 1-5:30 PM TH 8/20-12/10 Rm 300
Students will design, decorate and fire work in the Raku style.

Pottery Handbuilding $182 5:30-9:30 PM M 8/17-12/10 Rm 300
Students will learn how to construct wares by hand from coils of clay. They will also learn to form more complex slab-built sculptures.

Pottery Glaze Formulation II $182 8 AM-12 PM TH 8/17-12/9 Rm 300
Students who are somewhat familiar with glaze making and formulation will explore glaze surfaces, color, and treatments that will enhance their personal style of pottery making.

Pottery Form and Salt Firing $182 10 AM-4:30 PM F 8/21-12/11 Rm 300
Students will design, decorate and fire work in a salt kiln.

Introduction to Pottery $127 10 AM - 4:30 PM T 10/20 - 12/8 Rm. 300
If you’re new to working with clay or want to brush up on your skills, this class is designed for you. You’ll learn the basics behind the buzzwords (i.e. coiling,handbuilding, throwing, glazing and firing) and will be guided step-by-step
through all processes.

Advanced Pottery $182 8 AM - 4:30 PM T 10/20 - 12/8 Rm. 300
If you’re an experienced potter and you’re looking to advance or brush up on various techniques this is the class for you. Techniques and topics that will be covered include and are not limited to; glaze, raku, and handbuilding.

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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