Short Term Classes

Customized training on dozens of topics

ACT Preparation Workshop

The ACT is an important test and your scores can have lasting ramifications. Give yourself the opportunity to raise your scores by taking this popular and effective one-session course. Learn general test taking skills and hints; techniques for the English skills test; which math formulas you need to know; what the math portion will consist of; how to take the reading test; and science reasoning skills.

Art of Photography

Here's the opportunity to enjoy the art of photography. Learn how to use your camera to produce a work of art using some of the artistic principles used by the old masters. Move beyond snapshots and become a serious photographer with Instructor Tom Prouty. Bring your camera, know all its features and use your camera like an artist uses his paintbrush.

Cell Phone Photography

Smartphones come with excellent digital cameras but they don't quite work like traditional still cameras. This class will help you understand the basics of cell phone photography composition, framing, lighting, and how to quickly edit and share your pictures with the latest image manipulation and photo file sharing apps. We will also explore cell phone accessories such as stabilizers, tripods, and monopods to avoid shaky and out of focus images and video. This class is for iPhone and Android users.

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 is 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.

Digital Darkroom (Photo Editing)

Discover techniques to improve photos taken with a digital camera or photos scanned into a computer. Understand how to use various photography editing programs to enhance your digital masterpieces. Topics to be covered include removing red eye, cropping, creating collages, changing color pictures to black and white, coloring isolated areas, tinting pictures, and adding text. Join Brandie Carlson and learn about the FREE and not so free photo editing software programs and websites available. Bring your photos with you for hands-on learning.

Digital Photography I: Get Off Auto

Are you overwhelmed by the complicated buttons, menus, and settings on your DSLR camera? Have not fear, the time to explore your camera is here. This class is great for hobbyist who are looking to brush up on their skills, as well as first-time DSLR camera owners who are trying to get more out of their camera. (This class is not applicable to the digital point-and-shoot camera owners.)

Digital Photography II: Get Onto Manual

So you think you know how to use your DSLR camera? In this class apply your knowledge of shutter speed and aperture to take your photography to the next level. Explore your creativity and learn from a professional portrait photographer. Learn how to take better images of your children, or your next vacation. It is recommended participants take Digital Photography I prior to enrolling in this course.

Digital Photography III: Shoot in Real Life

Apply your knowledge of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO to take great images of your family and life as it happens. Learn how to see light, and how to position yourself for a great exposure. This class will include a LIVE SHOOT with hands on instruction. It is recommended that participants have taken Digital Photography I and II, and/or be currently shooting in manual mode. Students must bring their own DSLR camera. Instructor will email each student prior to start date.

Dividing and Sharing Perennials

Learn the secrets to dividing your perennials to expand your existing landscaping or to share plants with friends and family. In this course you will learn which perennials work best for division and the various ways to propagate popular perennials. Participants will also learn how to plant the divisions with the proper techniques and timing to guarantee the best success. This course will include some hands-on work with dividing perennials, so bring a pair of gloves if so desired. There will also be some walking around the campus arboretum so be sure to wear appropriate shows.

Dropbox - Get Up and Running

Master the tools that help manage your digital life. Drop box is an incredibly powerful and easy-to-use cloud storage and file sharing service. We will set up and configure Dropbox, show how to backup files, synchronize, collaborate and file share including photos and document sharing between your computer and mobile device.

Electrical Licensing I

Class will cover a minimum of 8 hours on code with the additional 8 hours on related topics. These classes are tailored to fit class needs and requirements and will also cover the changes in the National Electrical Code and Calculations. Used for education hours needed for licensing.

Enough of the Right Kind

Hiring quality, long-term employees is an ongoing challenge in our area. What can an employer do to assure they are asking the right (and legal) interview questions? How can you assess in a few minutes who may and may not be a good fit for your organization? How can you avoid hiring disasters? These questions and others will be discussed in our half-day Finding Enough of the Right Kind class designed specifically for employers looking to increase their odds of hiring quality people.

Facebook for Business

This class will focus on utilizing the social media site FaceBook for your business. Whether you have a local market or a national or international market, FaceBook, can help you advertise to your targeted customer. Participants will learn how to create posts that will draw attention, interact with your audience, track page insights and demographics, and discover applications that will save you time marketing your business on FaceBook.

Fall Landscaping Do's and Don'ts

Tending to your lawn and garden with a few necessary chores in the fall will ensure the beauty and health of your landscaping. In this course, you will learn when and how to renovate your lawn with a complete renovation or with fertilizing and weed control. Understand why the fall is the best time to kill weeds and the best practices to do so. Discover the different lawn chemicals available to the homeowner and use application methods. Learn why fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials. Understand the approprate planting techniques for each. Class will include some walking around the campus arboretum, so wear appropriate shoes.

Fear of Public Speaking

It's been shown that people fear public speaking more than death, yet few have learned practical ways to overcome this phobia. If the fear of public speaking has kept you from seeking a promotion, speaking up in meetings, speaking at church, or just enjoying daily activities, this workshop is for you. Students will learn the physiology and psychology behind their fears and how they can retrain their brains by facing their fears in a warm, safe, and supportive environment. Taught by someone who's walked the walk, students will come away with a new approach to facing their fears in this 4 session course.

Fun, Fabulous, Fantastic Fairy Gardens

The wonder of nature! The enchantment of make-believe! Come create a whimsical fun miniature garden that is uniquely you. The only limit on these gardens is your own imagination. Ideal for all ages! (Cost includes $30.00 materials fee).

Healthy Living Begins With You

Better health begins with you, and it starts right now! This course provides motivation and education for you to take control of your fitness level. Staying active can mean the difference between living a healthy, happy life, and developing chronic health conditions. Learn ways to enjoy regular physical activity. Topics include current trends in wellness, fitness, and nutrition. The course will also have an activity component with demonstration on how to set up and complete an exercise program tailored to you. Begin your journey and learn how you can take the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

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 throught 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.

iCloud Overview

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

Instagram - Sharing Photos

With the Instagram mobile app and photo sharing service, you can use your mobile device to shoot a photo, apply creative filter effects, and share it with other Instagram users - as well as Facebook and Twitter. Get the knack of the Instagram app and sharing service.

Introduction to Digital Photography

Do you have a digital camera and you don't know how to operate it? Are you ready to enter the world of digital photography? Instructor Tom Prouty will take you through the basics of digital photography and teach you some camera fundamentals. Whether you are a first time digital camera owner or if you are looking for tips on digital photography skills and transferring photos to your computer. This is the class for you! Helpful tips on sports action photography will also be included. Bring your camera and your camera manual to the class.

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, and iPod Touch

Discover 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. Explore free applications that can be downloaded to your device. 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.

iTunes Overview

iTunes has become more than a simple music player. It is one of the best ways to manage your device's music and videos. It's one of the most popular music stores in the world and even lets you burn CDs. Discover iTunes basic features as well as some of its more advanced capabilities.

Motorcycle Rider Course

The Motorcycle Rider Course includes five(5) hours of classroom instruction and ten (10) hours of riding instruction. It begins with the basics, such as turning, shifting, and braking. Then it moves on to more advanced street riding strategies. We provide the motorcycles. Professionally trained instructors teach in the classroom and then coach riders in a controlled riding area. If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the required waiver form. In order to pass, you must attend all classroom and riding sessions and pass the knowledge and skills test. Fri. 6:30 pm -10:00 pm, Sat. 7:50 am -5:30 pm, Sun. 7:50 am -4:30 pm. For additional information contact donnaa@northeast.edu or call 402.844.7216.

No Partner, No Rhythm, No Problem!

Have you always wanted to glide gracefully across the dance floor, but feel like you have two left feet - or do you just love to dance? Either way, this energetic introduction to Line Dancing is perfect for beginners and dance enthusiasts alike. In addition, line dancing has shown to be beneficial in areas of memory, balance, cardiovascular and vertigo. Come and join the fun and learn some fun dances! Enroll today to gain the multiple benefits of dance - and have some fun too! This class meets for three consecutive weeks!

No Partner, No Rhythm, No Problem! (TRIAL CLASS)

Have you always wanted to glide gracefully across the dance floor, but feel like you have two left feet - or do you just love to dance? Either way, this energetic introduction to Line Dancing is perfect for beginners and dance enthusiasts alike. In addition, line dancing has shown to be beneficial in areas of memory, balance, cardiovascular and vertigo. Come and join the fun and learn some fun dances! Enroll today to gain the multiple benefits of dance - and have some fun too! This class will meet for one session, so you can decide if line dancing is for you!

Outsmarting Your Smart Phone

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.

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 donnaa@northeast.edu.

Photoshop Elements Editor

Photoshop Elements has capabilities that rival its big brother Photoshop, and has an interface that's designed for quick and easy photo enhancements. It can also be used for creating digital scrapbook pages or any custom project that the student can dream of for print or other outputs. This course will take students through guided activities that will demonstrate the capabilities of Photoshop Elements, including touching up and correcting photos, changing photo size and composition, building photo composites, adding text and special effects, and printing and sharing photos.

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.

Quickbooks for Agriculture

This course is an introduction to Quickbooks. Its main objectives are to introduce you to the basic features in Quickbooks and to give you an opportunity for hands on practice. You will learn about the types of information you need to track in your farm and ranch business, how to modify reports to fit your operation, build a cash flow and you will see how to enter that information and track it in Quickbooks. By the time you complete this course, you will be familiar with the most common tasks, and you will know where to find information about more advanced features.

Quickbooks I

This course is an in Introduction to Quickbooks. Its main objectives are to introduce you to the basic features in Quickbooks and to give you an opportunity for hands-on-practice. You'll learn about the types of information you need to track in your business or on the job, how to modify reports to fit your business, and you'll see how to enter that information and track it in Quickbooks. By the time you complete this course, you'll be familiar with the most common tasks, and you'll know where to find information about more advanced features.

Quickbooks II

This course will cover discussion including the basics of dealing with collecting and paying sales tax, payroll, customization of forms, and year-end documents. This class is recommended for students with a basic understanding of Quickbooks, and/or those who have attended Quickbooks I.

Tablet Applications for Personal Productivity

Whether you have an iPad, iPhone, iPod -- or perhaps thinking about getting one -- you've probably considered the various ways the device can make your life a little more fun. Sure, you can read books, play games or watch movies, but what about using your tablet to organize your life? Discover and discuss the newest, most popular productivity apps for tablets, and be sure to bring your device, Apple ID, and password!

Tablet Basics

Stay organized and connected when you are on the move! Today's tablets are powerful computers. You can use them to manage your schedule, keep up with news and email, compose and deliver presentations, and run productivity apps such as Microsoft Office. Discover how to set up, configure, run and use various apps, manage files, use your tablet in conjunction with other devices and search for information.

Wildlife Photography Made Simple

Have you ever wished that you could take a photograph of that friendly little squirrel in your yard, or that beautiful bird that flies by the windows of your house? Has your dream been to photograph a deer up close? This class will give you tips on how to capture God's wonderful creation in a photograph. Instructor Tom Prouty will give you tips on how to get close to your subject and photograph wildlife in its natural environment.

Windows Movie Maker - Create a Video Card

Create personal greeting cards using Windows Movie Maker. Share a great looking video card out of your favorite photos in just a few easy steps. You can share vacation pictures or make a thank you video card. Easy to use tools make it a snap to edit, add transitions and music. When you're done, upload it straight to Microsoft OneDrive, You Tube, or Facebook. Bring photos to use on a CD or USB drive.

Winning Interview Strategies

Job interviews are very often the final make or break step in the hiring process. Unfortunately, most candidates are not aware of how to be successful during a job interview. Too many are unprepared and do not get the kind of job offers they want. In this class, you will review the most important elements of a job interview, including dress, questions to expect and some simple steps you can take to become the winning candidate.



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