Short Term Classes

Customized training on dozens of topics

Advanced Crochet: Doilies

Do you remember the beautiful doilies your grandmother used to make? Have you always wondered how they created such pretty pieces and wished you could crochet them too? Now you too can learn how to crochet elegant doilies by taking this class. In this advanced-level class, you'll be challenged by new crochet stitches and create a beautiful doily using small steel crochet hooks and crochet thread. Before you take this class you will need to know how to read a pattern and be proficient at a single, double and triple crochet. Supplies to bring to class: cotton thread - size 10, 195 years; steel crochet hook - size 7.

Art of Photography

Here is 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 Crochet for Beginners

Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet? It's easier than you think. Learn to read a pattern and get hands on instruction to complete a project. Leave with the basic skills and knowledge to complete projects of your own. Instructional supplies are included in the cost of the class.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Beginning Conversational French

Discover how easy it can be to learn common words and phrases for both leisure and business. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Beginning Counted Cross Stitching

Cross stitch is a popular and highly addictive form of hand embroidery, in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a design. Learn all the basics of cross stitch: supplies and tools; stitches (full, half, quarter and back stitching to outline); how to read a counted cross stitch pattern; proper beginning, changing colors and finishing. Students will stitch a small Christmas ornament, on aida cloth (an even-weave grid-like fabric). Supplies included.

Beginning Writer's Workshop

Get a taste of the writer's life and improve your writing skills in this introduction to writing creatively. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Cooking for Kids! Giggles in the Galley!

Calling all kids for a delicious experiment with easy recipes! This class is designed for children ages 5 - 10. We will be making yummy pizza bites, cookie cheeseburgers and fun butterfly snacks. Erica will also be playing a few fun food games! Harness your young chef's imagination, empowerment and creativity! Class size is limited so enroll today!

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Creating Classroom Centers

Learn how to create engaging, easy-to-maintain classroom center activities that boost independent learning while increasing small-group instruction time. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. Call Carol at 402-372-3748 for supply list.

Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

Improve your ability to teach diverse learners with real-world examples from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Differentiating K-12 Assessments

Learn effective strategies for differentiating your assessments and empowering every student in your class to succeed. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Digital Photography I: Get Off Auto

Are you overwhelmed by the complicated buttons, menus, and settings on your DSLR camera? Have no 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.

Discover Digital Photography

An informative introduction to the fascinating world of digital photography. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Discover Sign Language

Discover the fun of learning sign language and using your hands to communicate with Deaf people. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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 will encounter in the classroom and master techniques for promoting academic, behavioral, and social skills in students with special needs. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) TIG

This course provides the student with a technical understanding of gas tungsten arc welding, arc characteristics and welding safety. It provides training to develop the skill necessary to make TIG fillet welds on mild steel, stainless and aluminum thin gage material which does not include thick plate, pipe, or other structural shapes. If a student desires to practice on different types of material other than what is offered, material must be provided by student. Supplies needed are: helmet, welding cap, clear safety glasses, pliers, diagonal cutting pliers, welding coat, TIG gloves, stainless steel wire brush.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Get Funny!

Learn how to use humor to speak more effectively, write better, and increase your popularity. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Get Personal With Your Finances

Learn the dynamics of money management as you explore different areas of personal finance. From budgeting and managing your checking and savings accounts to big dollar purchases and investing, this class will explore the common areas of interest and concern when it comes to money and finances. Taught at a basic level, this class will help participants learn how to plan for purchases and understand the need and expenses of insurance when it comes to home, health and vehicle insurance.

Girl's Night Out! Crafting Style!

GIRL'S NIGHT OUT! Join us for a fun girl's night out of crafting! We will be making 2 different projects. A t-shirt tote bag and a t-shirt scarf. Don't worry if you aren't very crafty. Both are no sew and easy to make. Enrollment is limited so sign up today! Supplies needed: One t-shirt without print, one t-shirt with or without print, and fabric scissors.

Girl's Night Out! Appetizer Style!

GIRL'S NIGHT OUT! A night of fun and laughs as we learn how to make 3 appetizers. Mini taco bites, perfect for football parties; fancy but easy shrimp tacos for entertaining; and buffalo style stuffed celery bites for when you're in a hurry. Come join the fun! Enrollment is limited.

GMAT Preparation

Discover powerful test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score on the GMAT. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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). This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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). This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Growing Plants for Fun and Profit

An industry professional teaches you everything you need to prosper in the backyard nursery business. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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.

Home Decorating: Design On A Budget

A beautifully decorated room doesn't need to be expensive. Let our design professional share tips and advice on decorating on a budget. She'll share her expertise on how to shop, where to shop, and shopping at home. You'll be inspired to re-imagine and re-purpose existing furniture, accessories, and wall art. Bring style and beauty to a boring bedroom or lackluster living room; a cluttered dining room, or outdated office space. Your design budget may not be grand, but after taking this class, your payoff will be.

I Have A Story To Tell

If you think you have a story to tell (fiction or non-fiction) but are unsure where to start...start here. Explore the process of being a writer as you discover your voice and learn to share it. Uncover methods to work through writer's block, create a table of contents and build a road map to your story. In addition, get insight on publishing options and finding an editor.

Instant Italian

Learn Italian from the comfort of your home in this fun and enjoyable online course. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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.

Introduction to Guitar

Master basic guitar skills and become the musician you've always wanted to be. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Introduction to Interior Design

Explore a career in interior design as you learn how to transform any room into a beautiful and functional space. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Introduction to Welding

Northeast Community College welding courses are a great way to enhance the skill level for the fundamental welder or give a solid background and overview of welding for the non-welder. This course gives theory and safety of the welding field along with some hands-on experience with the major welding and cutting processes. This is the course to take if you are thinking about a welding career or if you deal with welding in your every day job but don't actually have to weld. Purchasing agents, plant managers, distributor sales personnel, quality assurance people, administrators, and counselors at schools and others will gain an understanding of welding that will make you more proficient at your job that involves welding related activities. Supplies needed are: helmet, welding cap, clear safety glasses, pliers, needle nose pliers, carbon steel wire brush, welding coat or leathers, cutting goggles, and welding gloves.

Keyboarding

Learn how to touch-type or improve your existing typing skills using Keyboarding Pro 5. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Line Dance

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. Enroll today to gain the multiple benefits of dance - and have some fun too!

Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Discover how to establish a healthy approach to successful weight loss and weight maintenance for a lifetime. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

LSAT Preparation - Part 1

Learn about law school entrance procedures, developing analytical reasoning skills, and improving your test-taking skills (course 1 of 2). This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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). This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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! This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Machinist Fundamentals I

Basic machinist theory required for simple lathe, milling machine, and grinding operations. Classroom theory on measuring and laying out metals, sawing, filing, drilling, reaming, threading, and grinding.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. Within 30 days to the BRC class, students are required to take the MSF Basic eCourse. Details regarding eCourse will be sent to student after registering for the BRC course, there is no additional cost for the mandatory eCourse. 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.

Music Made Easy

Learn the fundamentals of music theory. Be able to read, write, and play simple music. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Mystery Writing

Using vivid examples from bestselling mystery novels, this course will teach you the techniques you need to become a successful author. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. 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.

Personal Finance

Protect your assets and discover how best to achieve all your financial goals. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Photographing People With Your Digital Camera

Learn to take beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Photoshop Elements

Learn how to do quick and easy photo enhancements using Photoshop Elements. In this course, students learn how to organize their photos and discover the many possibilities for editing and enhancing them. Subject matter will include touching up and correcting photos, changing photo size and composition, building photo composites, adding text and special effects, and printing and sharing photos. Students need to bring a CD or jump drive with 30-50 photos to class for project work.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Prepare for the GED Math Test

Master the skills you'll need to pass the Mathematical Reasoning module in the 2014 GED test series. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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 hour 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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Research Methods for Writers

Learn the most efficient and effective methods to conduct research for any writing project. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Resume Writing Workshop

Discover the secret to transforming your tired, boring resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 1

Master the reading, writing, English, and science questions on the ACT and new SAT. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 2

Master the math questions on the ACT and new SAT. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Secrets of Better Photography

Learn how to take better pictures by understanding your camera and how to use it in a variety of situations. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Secrets of the Caterer

Learn cooking and business secrets from a professional caterer. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Self Defense

If you are looking for a practical approach to safety and empowerment, look no further! Let Master Demetrio Aguila, a 4th degree black belt master instructor in the Korean art of Tang Soo Do, provide you with hands-on demonstrations and instruction in the basics of self-defense. Master Demetrio Aguila will show you how your index finger is more powerful than your attacker's entire body, along with a number of escape techniques, defenses, and completion techniques that will give you the knowledge and confidence to NOT become a victim.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Spanish in the Classroom

Learn the essential Spanish for teachers so you can communicate effectively with your Spanish-speaking students and parents. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Speed Spanish

Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you'll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Speed Spanish II

Follow-up to our popular Speed Spanish course. Several new recipes help you continue building fluency. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Survival Kit for New Teachers

Veteran instructor shares the secrets for success in your first years of teaching. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Teaching Adult Learners

Learn powerful techniques for reaching and motivating adult learners in today's student-centered classroom. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Teaching High School Students

Master the latest teaching strategies to help you reach high school students, including differentiated instruction and classroom management. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

The Creative Classroom

Enrich your teaching talents and encourage your students' creative thinking as you learn to turn your classroom into a creative classroom. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

The Great Pumpkins

Ready for some new decorations for the holidays? In this class, you will take some familiar objects, and create your own extra-ordinary Fall pumpkins! Learn to sand, paint and add the decorative touch to craft two styles of coordinating pumpkins which will look great together in any corner of your home! All class supplies and materials are included in the price.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Travel Writing

Profit from your experiences in exotic lands (or your own backyard) by learning how to write and sell travel articles and books. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Vintage Bottles & Books

Want to find the perfect item to fill in a corner or a shelf? Create some small vintage ornamental pieces to add a decorative touch for your home. Instructor Dawn Schneider will show you how to take an old book and an ordinary bottle, and paint them to make beautiful display pieces. You will also discover how to mix your own chalk paint colors to coordinate with your own style of decorating. All class supplies and materials are included in the price.

Where Does All My Money Go?

Learn how to get control of your money once and for all. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

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.

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. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Write Fiction Like a Pro

A Hollywood writer and author teaches you how professional writers use story outlines to structure any type of story. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Write Your Life Story

Learn how to create and distribute an inspirational and professional autobiography for family, friends, and others. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers

Banish writer's block forever with these tricks from the published writer's toolbox. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Writing for Children

Published children's author shows you how to touch the hearts of children by creating books for them. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Writing the Fantasy Novel

Fantasy is an increasingly popular genre of fiction, and now is a great time to become a fantasy fiction writer! This course is perfect whether you have an idea for a book or even if you don't know where to start. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.

Writing Young Adult Fiction

Develop your own young adult novel and learn how to break into one of today's hottest publishing markets. This course cannot be applied to a credit degree.



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