Class Schedule

Intro. To Photography w/ Tom Patrick

Fee: $75 (plus supplies)
Dates: M & W, Jan. - Feb. 13th
Time: 6 - 9pm
Location: Maysville Campus Rm # T-205
Description: This class is for the student with an enthusiastic interest in digital or film photography. This course stresses under¬standing and improving basic skills with digital and film cameras, whether your camera is a Point and Shoot or an SLR. Sessions cover camera controls and their functions, digital capture, film types, exposure, composition, flash, and the ever changing world of the photographic process. So, if you are a beginner or an advanced photographer, this class will fit you. This 21-hour class will be structured to the needs of each student and their personal level of photographic skill. BRING YOUR CAMERA TO EACH CLASS and plan on having fun learning and growing in your love of photography.

Beginning Guitar w/ Bill Jones
Fee: $45
Dates: M, Jan. 28 - March 25
Time: 6 - 8pm
Location: Maysville Campus Rm # T-114
Description: Bring your guitar and a flat pick and enjoy the pleasures of making music in a group during this 7 week class. This course will cover first position chords, note progression, basic strum patterns and an introduction to finger picking. Bill will have you playing songs the first night. Beginners are welcomed! Ages: 12-adult. Class will not meet on Feb. 18 (Holiday) or March 11 (Spring Break).
ACT Prep Class w/ MCTC Faculty
Fee: $39 book incl.
Dates: Session I (M, T, & W, Jan. 28 - 30), Session II (M, T, & W, April 1 - 3), Session III (T, W, & TH, May 28 - 30)
Time: 6 - 8pm
Location: Maysville Campus Rm # T-115
Description: Come join the MCTC faculty before you take your ACT exami¬nation and learn specific strategies that lend themselves well to sections of the ACT college entrance exam. Learn these strategies in Math, English, and Test Taking Tips to improve your ACT score. You will practice answering sample ACT questions during the class. These sessions are appropriate for students taking the ACT test on Feb. 9, April 13 or June 8th.
Ballroom Dancing for Beginners w/ Linda Kirk
Fee: $59 couple / $30 single
Dates: M, Feb. 4, - March 18
Time: 6:30 - 7:45pm
Location: Maysville Campus Tech Lobby
Description: Linda has been involved with dancing for many years; she worked for Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio for over 5 years. This class will introduce you and your partner to the magic steps for several modern ballroom dances, i.e., Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz or Cha Cha. With these simple moves you will discover you can dance the night away at a variety of settings, be it a wedding, a work party, a friend’s home, or a night spot out on the town. You too can dance with the stars!!!
Zumba w/ Keri Miller
Fee: $5 per session / $30
Dates: M, Feb. 4 - March 25
Time: 5 - 6pm
Location: Maysville Campus, Fields Auditorium
Description: Do you want to lose weight and tone your body while having a great time? Well Zumba® is for you! Come celebrate with the Latin Inspired Dance Fitness Party. You will be having fun while burning the calories away. We will Salsa, Merengue, Reggaton, Cumbia and hip-hop the weight away. Never danced before? No worries, Zumba® has easy to follow dance routines that will leave you feeling like a pro. Let’s Zumba®!
Yoga - Mean to Unify w/ Vicki Prather
Fee: $5/$35
Dates: Th, Feb. 7 - March 28
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Location: Maysville Campus, Fields Auditorium
Description: The goal of yoga is to harmonize mind, body and spirit through a combination of yoga poses, meditations and breathing exercises. Yoga is helpful to improve your mood, relieve stress, help in pain reduction, and improve breathing, circulation, strength and flexibility. Participants will need to wear flexible clothing (i.e., leggings, bike shorts, sports bra/tank, t-shirt). Yoga is best practiced barefooted. Participants will need to supply their own yoga mat. Practice yoga on an EMPTY stomach. You shouldn’t eat 3-4 hours before practicing yoga.
DIY - Preventive HVAC Maintenance for the Do It Yourselfers w/ Rob Hamm
Fee: $10
Dates: T, Jan. 29th
Time: 6 - 8pm
Location: Maysville Campus, Rm # T-114
Description: Join Rob Hamm, MCTC faculty as he demonstrates and shares what homeowners can do to prevent costly repairs to their home heating and air conditioning systems.  By following a simple check list, you may save hundreds of dollars in costly repairs.
Small Electrical Repairs for the Homeowners w/ Robbie Graves
Fee: $10
Dates: T, Feb. 26th
Time: 6 - 8pm
Location: Maysville Campus, Rm# T-214
Description: Join Robbie Graves, MCTC faculty, as he demonstrates how to make small electrical repairs around your house. Participants will learn the Do’s and Don’ts when working with electricity, how to repair a worn out extension cord and more!! Why pay an electrician when you can DIY?
Minor Auto-Body Repair w/ Sonny Hamilton

Fee: $10
Dates: M, April 29
Time: 6 - 8pm
Location: Maysville Campus Rm # T-114
Description: Auto-body damage can be costly and frustrating, particularly if the repair cost is less than your insurance deductible. But not all auto-body damage requires a visit to the repair shop. The ugly scratch from a shopping cart, or slight rub mark from a car that got too close in the parking lot, are some examples. If the scratches are not deep into the paint, many can be repaired at home. Join Sonny Hamilton, Sonny’s Body Shop, for this hands-on class to learn how to identify and repair minor scratches without the major cost and inconvenience of a visit to the repair shop.

Photoshop Elements w/ Tom Patrick
Fee: $79
Dates: M, Feb. 25 - April 8
Time: 6 - 9pm
Location: Maysville Campus Rm # T-201
Description: Adobe® Photoshop® Elements software combines power and simplicity so you can easily tell great stories with your photos. During this 21 hour course you’ll learn to make your photos look their best, whatever your level of editing experience—a friendly new design and step-by-step editing assistance help get you started. Tom will help you to easily perform more advanced retouching and enhancing as he introduces the tools of this software. Share your stories in imaginative photo books, scrapbook pages, slide shows, interactive web galleries, and more. And always find and view all your photos and video clips with ease.
PicMonkey w/ Stephanie Martinez
Fee: $25
Dates: W, April 10, 17 & 24
Time: 6 - 8pm
Location: Maysville Campus Rm # T-201
Description: If you are a photo or design enthusiast join Stephanie Martinez for this fun and useful class. Stephanie will guide you through the steps in photo editing, layering and using the tools of this FREE SOFTWARE. She will also give you graphic design tips and help you to pick a project which you’ll complete and share with your fellow classmates.
Cake Decorating w/ Susie Wilson
Fee: $59 incl. kit
Dates: M, March 4 - 25
Time: 6 - 8pm
Location: Maysville Campus Rm # C-106
Description: Designed for the beginner, this class provides participants the opportunity to learn different techniques used by the professionals. This course will teach you how to decorate a cake using basic techniques including flower making, basket weave, and the use of colors and will show you some newer ideas for decorating cakes for any occasion. Participants will need to bring a cake to each session.
Couponing...Build Your Stockpile!! w/ Karen Enriquez
Fee: $25 incl. supplies
Dates: Session I (M, April 1 & 8), Session II (T, May 21 & 28)
Time: 6 - 8pm
Location: Maysville Campus Rm # T-203
Description: Get the biggest bang for your buck! This is a course for the beginner. You’ll learn how to combine knowledge of available savings from the internet and newspapers in this two-day class to help you save your household money. This class will be taught by veteran couponer and former US Army Sergeant Karen Enriquez, whose unique and regimented approach will show you how to get the discounts and start building your own stockpile. You’ll take home the knowledge to SAVE and a coupon binder to keep you organized.
Dog Obedience w/ George Rodgerson
Fee: $50
Dates: T, March 26 - April 30
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Location: Maysville Campus, Calvert Lounge
Description: Need to control your dog? The goal of this course is to get your dog to come when called, to sit, to stay, to lie down and stay, and to heal properly. The dog must be at least six months old and vaccinations must be current. Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class. Please do not bring your dog the first night of class. Instructor George Rodgerson has 30+ years of experience training working livestock dogs to herd sheep and cattle, and has competed in sheep and cattle dog trials at the highest level. Register early! This class fills fast!
Conceal & Carry w/ Jeff Stevens

Fee: $50 + $25 payable to instructor for certification
Dates: April 6
Time: 8 - 4pm
Location: Maysville Campus, Rm # T-115
Description: This course will consist of classroom instruction and shooting range activity. Items you will need:

  • Eye and Ear Protection.
  • A firearm (NOTE: You do NOT have to own the firearm; it must, however, be in a safe working condition.
  • If you do not have a firearm, we may loan you one for free if you contact us in advance.
  • A holster, case, or range bag to carry to range and secure your firearm.
  • 20 rounds of factory ammunition (no reloads).
  • A cleaning kit for your firearm (if you have one already).
  • Appropriate dress for weather and outdoor conditions.
Adv. Photography w/ Tom Patrick
Fee: $99
Dates: M, April 22 - June 10
Time: 6 - 9pm
Location: Maysville Campus, Rm# C-223
Description: If you are using a film or digital advanced point and shoot or an SLR camera and you want to take your photography to the next level, this 21-hour class is for you. We will be going beyond the basics and looking at the more advanced ways of using your camera and equipment. The topics we will be covering are Exposure, Composition, and Close-up Photography, Using Flash (both on camera and Studio), Specialized Photographic Equipment and many other areas of Photography. In each class we will target a different area of study, and there will be plenty of open discussion and opportunity to use your own camera. The very last class will be spent out on location for an opportunity to have one on one instruction with each student. So plan on joining in to learn more about Photography and, as always, have fun with your camera! Due to the one on one instruction in this class, class is limited to 8 participants.
Getting Paid to Talk
Fee: $29
Dates: T, May 7
Time: 6:30 - 9pm
Location: Maysville Campus, Rm # C-106
Description: Today voice acting (voice overs) is everywhere, from commercials to audio books, training materials, documentaries, animation, telephone systems and even the internet. This single evening class takes a realistic and entertaining look at the positive and negative components of building success as a voice actor. The instructor will discuss both the creative and business aspects of the field. In addition to having the opportunity to hear voice acting demos from working professionals, each student will have the opportunity to record a real script under the direction of a producer right there in the class. Each student’s recording is then played back at the end of the session as a class finale. Throughout the class students are encouraged to ask questions, and the instructor is always willing to provide basic voice assessment to anyone attending.

The Downtown College Series:  Maysville Community & Technical College, Workforce Solutions will begin a NEW program called “The Downtown College Series”.  Each semester we will offer presentations on topics of interest to the community in the newly renovated Cox building College Café.  Please join us for the first presentations on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Translating the Bible into English.  Fresh baked goods created by MCTC Culinary students will be available for you to purchase.

Dead Sea Scrolls w/ Alex Hyrcza

Fee: Free
Dates: Th, Feb. 28
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Location: Maysville Institute of Culinary Arts Cafe
Description: Have you ever wondered what the Dead Sea Scrolls were? Come participate in an informal class on the Dead Sea Scrolls being taught by MCTC’s Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Alex  Hyrcza, M.A., M. Phil. Enjoy a fun evening of informal study in the newly renovated Cox building Café.  We’ll discuss what the scrolls are, where they were found, who wrote them, and how they are used today.  Finally, we’ll actually study the scrolls themselves. Come see actual photographs of the scrolls in a book, hear the scrolls read in their original Hebrew language, and study some of the main ideas contained in the writings from over 2,500 years ago! Any person 15 years old or older may attend. 

Translating the Bible into English w/ Sonja Eads
Fee: Free
Dates: Th, March 14
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
Location: Maysville Institute of Culinary Arts Cafe
Description: “In the Beginning was the Word: But Which Version?” a brief overview of the Translation of the Bible into English and Its Impact on American History will be discussed. For almost 1000 years the Bible was in Latin. Then, along came the printing press! Come and enjoy an informal look at how a modern invention changed the course of history. If you have a family Bible you would like to bring and share, please do. We can talk about how old family Bibles are great resources for genealogy!