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Sep 06
BCE announces fall community classes


The Business and Community Education Department at North Platte Community College is offering numerous opportunities for people to take a class for fun or to brush up their professional skills. This fall, the lineup includes: 

Arts and Crafts: 

Broomstick Lace Hat – Students will learn how to make a broomstick lace hat with a cabled brim. They will need to provide some supplies. The class will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16 on NPCC's South Campus. Tonya Goff is the instructor. The fee is $35. 

Bob Ross Painting – Scenic Solution – By the time this class is over, students will have painted a pretty, brown mountain overlooking a stream and waterfall with rocks. Pine trees and fall-colored bushes will complete the piece. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 16 on NPCC's South Campus. Sharon Rodeman is the instructor. The fee is $75 with supplies, or $40 without supplies. 

Business and Technology: 


Basic Computer Skills - This class is designed for individuals who have not used a computer. Among other things, they will learn how to turn on a computer and monitor and gain an understanding of the four basic functions of a mouse. The class will prepare them to take Basic Computer Skills II. Basic Computer Skills is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 on NPCC's North Campus. The instructor is April Fager, and the fee is $29. 

Basic Computer Skills II - Students who take this class should have minimal experience working with computers or have taken Basic Computer Skills. This class will provide a general overview of Windows, Word and Excel and explain how to explore the Internet. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 21. The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 on NPCC's North Campus. April Fager is the instructor. The fee is $39. 



Planning A Funeral – This class will provide the information and resources needed to plan for a funeral. It will include a tour of a funeral home. Sessions will be from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 12 and Sept. 19 at NPCC's South Campus. Deb Burkle is the instructor. The fee is $15. 

Writing Your Story – The class helps people develop ideas and learn techniques they can use to write about the memories of their lives. It will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18 on NPCC's South Campus. The instructor is Dennis Burkle. The fee is $39. 

CPR/First-Aid For The Layperson - The CPR part of this class is a hands-on approach to an emergency, focusing on the skills needed to respond to a patient who is not breathing. First-aid for choking is included in the training, as is information about how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives. The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 25-26 at the Health and Science Center on NPCC's South Campus. It can be offered at other times upon request and can be delivered to organizations and businesses. Lori Webster is the instructor. The fee is $65. 



Moving To The Oldies - This fitness class features line dancing, rhythm activities and other fun exercises. No partner is needed. Students will move to popular hits from bygone days. They are encouraged to dress casually and pre-register by Sept. 11. The class will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 24 on NPCC's South Campus. Ron Skiles is the instructor. The fee is $25. 

Beginning Guitar - Students will learn how to tune the guitar, how to play several basic chords and how to play rhythm guitar on various songs. A guitar and Mel Bay's "Fun With the Guitar" book are required for the class. The book is available at local music stores and online. It is not necessary to buy the CD and the book. The class is open to anyone in middle school or older. The class will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 18 on NPCC's South Campus. The instructor is Stan Mumm. The fee is $35. 

More information about any of these classes is available by calling Crystal Welch, BCE coordinator, at 535-3614. Registration can be done online at

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​