Short Term Classes

Customized training on dozens of topics

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.

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.

Breaking Into Sitcom Writing

Learn from a veteran TV comedy writer how to write professional sitcom scripts and how to break into show business.

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.

Create a Child's Storybook

Creating and illustrating a book for the child can be so rewarding. Imagine the happiness and excitement that child would feel with a book specially created for them. Imagine years from now looking back at that precious storybook and keepsake and remembering the special bond it created. In this 4-week beginner's class, students will first learn the 7 components of a story (StoryStarter). They will then use their completed story arc and StoryJumper website application StoryCreator to create cover pages, add text, and upload drawings or photos to illustrate their story (or use website clipart gallery) to virtually create their book. When done, they can bring their book to life by ordering their own professionally published hardback book.

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.

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 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.

Digital SLR Camera Quick Start

Do you have a professional DSLR camera, but only feel comfortable using the "green" auto mode? This class will cover the basics of all those buttons: ISO, shutter speed, aperture, image quality, manual, automatic focus, and much more. Students will also be introduced to composition, lighting, and using a tripod. Bring to class: DSLR camera, the manual, media cards, charged batteries, and any other accessories you like to use.

Discover Digital Photography

An informative introduction to the fascinating world of digital photography.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

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

Easy English 1

In this easy and fun course, you’ll 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’ll 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.

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.

Empowering Students With Disabilities

Explore common disabilities you’ll 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.

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.

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.

iCloud Overview

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.

Intermediate Air Brush

The course is designed to provide students continued opportunity to learn about and practice airbrushing techniques, pen striping, and dimensional painting with shading. Air brush and hose required by student for class.

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.


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.

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

Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) for Beginners

Beginning look at the art of paintless dent repair (PDR). Course provides basic knowledge of PDR techniques commonly used in industry. The course covers metal characteristics, tool selection, repair techniques and corrosion protection. The tools are supplied. Limited enrollment in this class.

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.

Pleasures of Poetry

This course will help you create your best possible work, whether you're looking to be published or simply wish to craft beautiful poems for friends.

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.

Protect Your Money, Credit, and Identity

Learn how to guard against scam artists, identity thieves, predatory lenders, and abusive debt collectors.

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.

Real Estate Investing II: Financing Your Property

Discover the tools professional investors use to crunch numbers and analyze potential deals, and learn how to make better decisions with sophisticated, yet easy-to-use worksheets for doing your own financial analysis. 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.

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 Classroom Computer

Learn how to use the classroom computer to increase learning and motivate students.

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.

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.

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 and Selling Self-Help Books

Learn how to position your self-help book for success, write a persuasive proposal for agents and publishers, and use storytelling techniques to make your message compelling.

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.

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