Short Term Classes

Customized training on dozens of topics

Apple iPad: Exploring Apps

The Apple iPad has many applications (Apps) for a variety of different uses and levels of enjoyment available for FREE if you just go looking for them. Learn about some of the most popular apps and how to use them. Participants will need to bring their own iPad fully charged, and know their Apple ID and password to allow for the downloading of FREE apps in class.

Apple iPad: Lessons for Beginners

Are you a new iPad owner overwhelmed by this new technology? This class is suited for folks just like yourself that need the basics of iPad ownership. Learn how to use the iPad for emailing, browsing the web, getting directions, taking photos and much more. Participants need to bring their own iPad fully charged and know their Apple ID and password.

Apple iPad: Moving Beyond the Basics

This course is designed for iPad owners who want to learn how to use the Apple Ipad more efficiently. The course explains how to download and manage apps, configure email accounts, create presentations, utilize Icloud and Itunes. You will also discover how to use video conferencing with your ipad. Participants need to bring their own iPad and know their Apple ID and password.

Basic Plumbing

The Basic Plumbing course will provide information about safety, tools, materials, equipment, and piping materials. The course will include installation, maintaining, repairing drain waste venting and water supply systems.

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published

Published writer shows you how to give yourself the credibility you need to get your books and articles published.

Beginning Conversational French

Discover how easy it can be to learn common words and phrases for both leisure and business.

Beginning Writer's Workshop

Get a taste of the writer's life and improve your writing skills in this introduction to writing creatively.

Common Core Standards for English Language Arts K-5

Gain confidence in applying the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language) to the K-5 classroom.

Conversational Japanese

Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you'll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language.

Creating a Classroom Web Site

Learn how to create a classroom Web site and how having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher.

Creating Classroom Centers

Learn how to create engaging, easy-to-maintain classroom center activities that boost independent learning while increasing small-group instruction time.

Crochet: Basics and Beyond

Learn the stitches, tools and techniques you need to get started with crochet! Join Carol as she provides step-by-step instruction for getting started - from selecting the right yarn and deciphering tricky yarn labels to properly holding your hook and working yarn. You'll love Carol's down-to-earth approach as she teaches you a basic chain stitch and demonstrates single, double and half-double crochet and the slip stitch! Learn how to work in rows, keep your crochet on track and troubleshoot rows gone wrong.

Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

Improve your ability to teach diverse learners with real-world examples from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.

Differentiating K-12 Assessments

Learn effective strategies for differentiating your assessments and empowering every student in your class to succeed.

Digital Cameras

Whether you are thinking of purchasing a digital camera for the first time, or looking for tips in operating the camera you have, this class if for you! Learn the basics of digital camera operation, including transferring photos to your computer, and the many ways of sharing your photos with others. Bring your camera for additional tips.

Discover Digital Photography

An informative introduction to the fascinating world of digital photography.

Discover Sign Language

Discover the fun of learning sign language and using your hands to communicate with Deaf people.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!


Whether you're thinking of getting a smartphone or already have one, this class is for you! Discover the basics of the ANDROID smartphone. Explore taking pictures, text messaging, managing contacts and using the internet with your phone.

Easter Carrot Wreath

Come spend the evening with friends and learn to make a fun Easter carrot wreath to greet the Easter Bunny at your door. Supply list will be given to you at time of registration. Come join the fun!

Easy English 1

In this easy and fun course, you will learn the basic English skills you need for real-life activities including shopping, job-hunting, and handling medical emergencies.

Easy English 2

In this easy and fun course, you will review some basic English skills and build more intermediate-level English skills for real-life activities including using the bank, finding a job or a home, dealing with sicknesses, and making good shopping decisions.

Easy English 3

Build on the language skills you mastered in Easy English 2, as you learn to talk about real-life situations including looking for a job, making a budget, buying a home, and taking care of your health.

Empowering Students With Disabilities

Explore common disabilities you will encounter in the classroom and master techniques for promoting academic, behavioral, and social skills in students with special needs.

Enhancing Language Development in Childhood

Enrich the lives of your children by learning fun and natural ways to help them become proficient speakers and thinkers.

Fun With Photos: Digital Scrapbooking - Intro

Are you looking for a fun and creative way to preserve your memories and display your photos? Maybe you have a child graduating or a special occasion where scrapbooks will share life's special moments and create lasting memories. Come and explore the world of digital scrapbooking and learn to create scrapbook pages using scrapbooking elements, photos and other embellishments. Bring a CD/flash drive with 6 - 12 related photos to work with in class.

Genealogy Basics

Learn where to look, who to contact, and how to use research tools to begin an exciting and fascinating exploration of your roots.

Get Funny!

Learn how to use humor to speak more effectively, write better, and increase your popularity.

GMAT Preparation

Discover powerful test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score on the GMAT.

GRE Preparation - Part 1 (Verbal and Analytical)

Discover powerful strategies for success in the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections of the GRE® revised General Test (course 1 of 2).

GRE Preparation - Part 2 (Quantitative)

Learn a variety of useful techniques for tackling the quantitative reasoning sections of the computerized GRE® revised General Test (Course 2 of 2).

Growing Plants for Fun and Profit

An industry professional teaches you everything you need to prosper in the backyard nursery business.

Happy and Healthy Pregnancy

In this course, you'll learn how the stages of pregnancy affect your body, emotions, and budget, and how to prepare yourself and your family to welcome your new baby.


Too busy to eat healthy? Think again! If your busy schedule and long days days leave you feeling exhausted, your eating habits could be to blame. A few tweaks to your diet can keep you feeling energized throughout your day. Learn how many calories your body needs to stay fueled for the day. Get meal and snack ideas, and obtain helpful hints on how to incorporate healthy foods into your day. Grocery shopping advise and sampling will conclude this course.

Home Decorating 101

Whether you have a passion for decorating or a fear of it, this course is for you. Let our design professional share tips, inspiration, and advice to guide you through the fabulous world of home decorating. Fun-filled and highly interactive, this course will allow the participants to take their own "at home design challenges" and come up with creative solutions.

In the Apple iCloud

Discover the basics of using iCloud on your PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Explore how to access and synchronize your mail, calendars, contacts, documents, apps, and music - all between your devices.

Instant Italian

Learn Italian from the comfort of your home in this fun and enjoyable online course.

Introduction to Screenwriting

Learn everything you need to know to write a great script, from structure, character creation, and dialogue to marketing and selling your screenplay.

iPad, Level 2 - Beyond the Basics

For iPad owners who want to learn how to use their device more efficiently. Discover how to download and manage apps, configure email accounts, create presentations, utilize iCloud and iTunes as well as how to use video conferencing.

iPad, Level 2 - Beyond the Basics

For iPad owners who want to learn how to use their device more efficiently. Discover how to download and manage apps, configure email accounts, create presentations, utilize iCloud and iTunes as well as how to use video conferencing.

iPad, Level 2 - Beyond the Basics

For iPad owners who want to learn how to use their device more efficiently. Discover how to download and manage apps, configure email accounts, create presentations, utilize iCloud and iTunes as well as how to use video conferencing.

iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch - The Basics

Learn how to use an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for emailing, browsing the web, managing time, getting directions, taking notes, taking photos, and listening to music. Also learn about free applications that can be downloaded to your device and how to connect to wireless devices. Participants should know their Apple, iTunes, or iCloud ID and password.

iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch - The Basics

Learn how to use an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for emailing, browsing the web, managing time, getting directions, taking notes, taking photos, and listening to music. Also learn about free applications that can be downloaded to your device and how to connect to wireless devices. Participants should know their Apple, iTunes, or iCloud ID and password.


Learn how to touch-type or improve your existing typing skills using Keyboarding Pro 5.

Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay

Auction pros teach you how to work from home or earn extra income by buying and selling goods online.

Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Discover how to establish a healthy approach to successful weight loss and weight maintenance for a lifetime.

LSAT Preparation - Part 1

Learn about law school entrance procedures, developing analytical reasoning skills, and improving your test-taking skills (course 1 of 2).

LSAT Preparation - Part 2

Improve your reading comprehension and logical reasoning skills, and discover proven approaches for selecting correct exam answers (course 2 of 2).

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

Join a registered dietitian and discover how easy it can be to prepare meals that are both delicious and nutritious!

Managing Life as a Single Parent

Get the insights, resources, strategies, and support every single mom and dad needs for doing the toughest job on earth—parenting children on your own.

Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera

Take your photography to the next level with your digital SLR camera by learning how to master lenses, apertures, shutter speed, exposure settings, and more.

Music Made Easy

Learn the fundamentals of music theory. Be able to read, write, and play simple music.

Mystery Writing

Using vivid examples from bestselling mystery novels, this course will teach you the techniques you need to become a successful author.

Navigating Divorce

Learn how to navigate the legal, financial, emotional, and interpersonal waters of the divorce process and emerge grounded and healthy.

P.O.P. Driver Training

This is a Provisional Operators Permit Driver Training course. Individuals need to be 14-17 years old. Students will acquire the basic skills to operate a vehicle. Bring Learner's or School permit first day of class. Parents/Guardians are asked to attend the first 30 minutes of first class. 20 hours of classroom and at least 6 hours of driving are required. The book is provided for the class. Please contact Donna Andrew with questions (402)844-7216 or

Personal Finance

Protect your assets and discover how best to achieve all your financial goals.

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Learn how to use your digital camera to take stunning nature photos, including landscapes, flowers, animals, and even macro shots.

Photographing People With Your Digital Camera

Learn to take beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies.

Praxis I Preparation

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to pass the Praxis I Exam as you review and prepare for everything the test includes.

Prepare for the GED Math Test

Master the skills you'll need to pass the Mathematical Reasoning module in the 2014 GED® test series.

Professional Truck Driving

Northeast Community College's Professional Truck Driver Training program is an intensive six-week course scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also, around the fifth week of class students go for night drives and long runs. This entails being gone for a week, overnights and 14 hours days. Students will learn to operate articulated vehicles in a training environment that includes driving on city streets, two-lane, and interstate highways. Tuition and fees for six-week program are $1,995. Books and training materials are not included.

Publish and Sell Your E-Books

Learn how to use free tools to publish an e-book, and then list and sell your e-books in the world's largest online bookstores.

Real Estate Investing

Build and protect your wealth by investing in real estate. This course does not qualify for Nebraska Real Estate Commission Continuing Education hours or apply to Pre-licensing Education.

Research Methods for Writers

Learn the most efficient and effective methods to conduct research for any writing project.

Resume Writing Workshop

Discover the secret to transforming your tired, boring resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews.

Romance Writing

Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this course will teach you the skills you need to write a romance novel that will make readers swoon.

SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 1

Master the reading, writing, English, and science questions on the ACT and new SAT.

SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 2

Master the math questions on the ACT and new SAT.

Secrets of Better Photography

Learn how to take better pictures by understanding your camera and how to use it in a variety of situations.

Secrets of the Caterer

Learn cooking and business secrets from a professional caterer.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

This course provides the student with a technical understanding of arc, welding, welding safety, power sources, electrode classification and selection. Welding will be done in all positions on mild steel carbon material, single and multiple pass, using mild steel, low hydrogen and iron power electrodes with DC current. Depending on ability of student groove welds may also be performed as time permits. Course also provides understanding of oxyacetylene cutting as well as safety practices in cutting. Supplies needed are: helmet, welding cap, clear safety glasses, pliers, welding coat or leathers, cutting goggles, and SMAW gloves. Chipping hammers and wire brushes are optional.

Singapore Math Strategies: Advanced Model Drawing for Grades 6-9

Master model drawing, a revolutionary technique for teaching middle school math students how to triumph over word problems and learn to love math.

Singapore Math Strategies: Model Drawing for Grades 1-6

In this professional development course for teachers, you'll get the training you need to start teaching model drawing, the powerful Singapore Math strategy that gives word problems a visual context.

Singapore Math: Number Sense and Computational Strategies

In this teacher training course, you'll learn Singapore's innovative and practical strategies for solving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems.

Small Engines, Motorcycles, ATV Maintenance & Repair

Students will learn basic motorcycle, ATV, and small engine operation, maintenance, diagnosis and repair. Class is designed for beginners as well as advanced students. Lab time will be available for students to work on hands-on projects.

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

Veteran teacher reveals the secrets to an orderly classroom. A step-by-step approach to effective, positive discipline.

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II

In this professional development course, you'll get the teacher training you need to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students you're teaching make more responsible choices.

Spanish in the Classroom

Learn the essential Spanish for teachers so you can communicate effectively with your Spanish-speaking students and parents.

Speed Spanish

Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you'll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time.

Speed Spanish II

Follow-up to our popular Speed Spanish course. Several new recipes help you continue building fluency.

Speed Spanish III

Master your ability to speak, understand, and read Spanish by taking the final installment in our unique three-part Speed Spanish learning series.

Survival Kit for New Teachers

Veteran instructor shares the secrets for success in your first years of teaching.

T-Shirt Scarves

Scarves are the in thing right now! Why not take an old t-shirt and recycle it into a fashionable scarf. Erica will show us 2 different styles, Bring 5 t-shirts (preferably without print on them) and a pair of fabric scissors. Join the fun!

Teaching Adult Learners

Learn powerful techniques for reaching and motivating adult learners in today’s student-centered classroom.

Teaching High School Students

Master the latest teaching strategies to help you reach high school students, including differentiated instruction and classroom management.

Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards

Master the use of SMART Board and SMART Notebook technology so you can create powerful interactive lessons that capture your students’ attention.

The Craft of Magazine Writing

If you're a determined new writer, this class will provide you with the skills you need to get published.

The Creative Classroom

Enrich your teaching talents and encourage your students' creative thinking as you learn to turn your classroom into a creative classroom.

The Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention Connection

Learn how to combine two powerful educational approaches—Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention—so you can enable every student in your classroom to succeed.

Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer

Learn the tricks and techniques digital photographers need to capture scenes from around the world and bring them home.

Travel Writing

Profit from your experiences in exotic lands (or your own backyard) by learning how to write and sell travel articles and books.

Understanding Adolescents

Uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind. Gain valuable information on how they feel, how their identities develop, and how you can best meet their needs.

Where Does All My Money Go?

Learn how to get control of your money once and for all.

Write and Publish Your Nonfiction Book

Become a professional author or advance your career by learning to write, edit, and publish nonfiction books of all types.

Write Fiction Like a Pro

A Hollywood writer and author teaches you how professional writers use story outlines to structure any type of story.

Write Your Life Story

Learn how to create and distribute an inspirational and professional autobiography for family, friends, and others.

Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers

Banish writer's block forever with these tricks from the published writer's toolbox.

Writing for Children

Published children's author shows you how to touch the hearts of children by creating books for them.

Writing Young Adult Fiction

Develop your own young adult novel and learn how to break into one of today's hottest publishing markets.

Yoga Basics

Feel better physically and reduce stress. Learn simple stretches, breathing and relaxation techniques suitable for all ages. Bring your yoga mat and join in the relaxation after the holidays.

Classes are being added all the time. Check back soon for more offerings!