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It's never too late to learn something new! Whether you want to learn to decorate cookies, take up golf, or learn a language, there's sure to be something to awaken your passion. We have a wide variety of new - and popular - non-credit offerings.

PLEASE NOTE: for the safety and well-being of our students, employees, and guests, all students (credit and non-credit) registering for in-person or hybrid classes for must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and have received the booster if eligible, to attend in-person classes, unless they have been granted a religious exception or medical exemption. Students must show proof of vaccination and must wear facial coverings/masks regardless of being fully vaccinated.

 

  • All About Birds
  • CRN 60338
    Fee: $70.00
    Instructor: Bradley Gibson
    Capacity Remaining: 20
    Dates: 5/4/2022 - 6/1/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 5
    Building: Online
    Room: Online Live
     Show Description

    This course will explore all aspects of bird life and will broaden
    your bird knowledge by giving you a strong foundation in all things
    feathered. The class will conclude with a Saturday (7-9 a.m., June 4)
    birding trip to the Utica Marsh!

 

  • Arabic Language II  (ONLINE)
  • CRN 60129
    Fee: $80.00
    Instructor: Samah Salem
    Capacity Remaining: 19
    Dates: 3/24/2022 - 4/28/2022
    Times: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Sessions: 6
    Days: Th
     Show Description

    Live online via Zoom!


     
     
 

  • Arabic Level 1
  • CRN 60353
    Fee: $80.00
    Instructor: Samah Salem
    Capacity Remaining: 19
    Dates: 2/3/2022 - 3/10/2022
    Times: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 5
    Building: Zoom
    Room: Remote
     Show Description

    Live online via Zoom!

 

  • Auto Basics for Beginners
  • CRN 60797
    Fee: $30.00
    Instructor: Rade Cavic
    Capacity Remaining: 8
    Dates: 5/5/2022 - 5/5/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Oriskany Garage
    Room:
     Show Description

 

  • Basic Home Repair
  • CRN 60470
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Michael Grider
    Capacity Remaining: 13
    Dates: 3/12/2022 - 3/26/2022
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Sa
    Sessions: 2
    Building: Education Outreach Center
    Room:
     Show Description

    This class meets on March 12 and 26.

 

  • Beginning Conversational Spanish (online)
  • CRN 60701
    Fee: $290.00
    Instructor: Cristina Sempe
    Capacity Remaining: 99
    Dates: 2/7/2022 - 4/1/2022
     Show Description


    This class meets from February 7 to April 1 at times of your choosing.
 

  • Beginning Conversational Spanish (online)
  • CRN 60702
    Fee: $290.00
    Instructor: Cristina Sempe
    Capacity Remaining: 99
    Dates: 4/4/2022 - 5/27/2022
     Show Description


    This class meets from April 4 to May 27 at times of your choosing.
 

  • Cocktail Makers' Class
  • CRN 60788
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Vincent Petronio
    Capacity Remaining: 6
    Dates: 3/9/2022 - 3/9/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Plumley Complex, Rome Campus
    Room: 134 Lab - Food/Cooking
     Show Description

    Participants must show proof of age; 21+ only.

 

  • Concert Band
  • CRN 26516
    Fee: $25.00
    Instructor: Barbara Seaton
    Capacity Remaining: 50
    Dates: 2/2/2022 - 5/11/2022
    Times: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 15
    Building: Alumni College Center
    Room: Snack Bar/Commons
     Show Description

 

  • Confrontation Management Clinic!
  • CRN 60696
    Fee: $35.00
    Instructor: Thomas Arcuri
    Capacity Remaining: 16
    Dates: 3/18/2022 - 3/18/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Jorgensen Athletic Center, Utica Campus
    Room: 115 Studio - Aerobics/Yoga
     Show Description

 

  • Conversational Italian
  • CRN 60771
    Fee: $100.00
    Instructor: Marta Formagnana
    Capacity Remaining: 2
    Dates: 1/26/2022 - 3/16/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 8
    Building: Plumley Complex, Rome Campus
    Room: 207 Classroom
     Show Description

    Please purchase the textbook: 

    Talk Italian Level 1

    by Alwena Lamping

    3rd Edition, 2014

    ISBN 13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1406678949

 

  • Creating a Backyard Habitat  (ONLINE)
  • CRN 60793
    Fee: $30.00
    Instructor: Bradley Gibson
    Capacity Remaining: 20
    Dates: 4/6/2022 - 4/20/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Sessions: 3
    Days: W
     Show Description


     
     
 

  • Cryptocurrency 101  (ONLINE)
  • CRN 60837
    Fee: $30.00
    Instructor: Matthew Briggs
    Capacity Remaining: 19
    Dates: 3/24/2022 - 3/24/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Sessions: 1
    Days: Th
     Show Description

    This class is live online via Zoom.


    This class is online via zoom.
     
     
 

  • Defensive Driving
  • CRN 25875
    Fee: $40.00
    Instructor: Oneida County Traffic Safety
    Capacity Remaining: 14
    Dates: 2/26/2022 - 2/26/2022
    Times: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Sa
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Plumley Complex, Rome Campus
    Room: 209 Classroom - CCED/Events
     Show Description

 

  • Defensive Driving
  • CRN 25876
    Fee: $40.00
    Instructor: Oneida County Traffic Safety
    Capacity Remaining: 33
    Dates: 4/23/2022 - 4/23/2022
    Times: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Days: Sa
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 172 Classroom
     Show Description

 

  • Get Paid to Talk
  • CRN 28990
    Fee: $40.00
    Instructor:
    Capacity Remaining: 17
    Dates: 3/28/2022 - 3/28/2022
    Times: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 173 Classroom
     Show Description

    This workshop is an upbeat and realistic introduction to voice acting. You will learn the types of voiceovers, what it’s like to work in a studio, in-demand voice types, where to find opportunities close to you, and industry pros and cons. You will have an opportunity to record a voice-over for playback at the end of class.

 

  • Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People
  • CRN 60718
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor:
    Capacity Remaining: 12
    Dates: 3/15/2022 - 3/15/2022
    Times: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Online
    Room: Online Live
     Show Description

 

  • Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People
  • CRN 60715
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor:
    Capacity Remaining: 10
    Dates: 3/14/2022 - 3/14/2022
    Times: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Online
    Room: Online Live
     Show Description

 

  • Intro to Microsoft Office
  • CRN 60748
    Fee: $80.00
    Instructor: Shawn Essafi
    Capacity Remaining: 9
    Dates: 2/19/2022 - 3/12/2022
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Sa
    Sessions: 4
    Building: Wilcox Hall, Utica Campus
    Room: 219 CCED Computer Lab
     Show Description

 

 

 

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  • Lebanese Cooking with Zeina's 2
  • CRN 29842
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Melissa & Layla Zeina
    Capacity Remaining: 1
    Dates: 3/21/2022 - 3/21/2022
    Times: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Plumley Complex, Rome Campus
    Room: 134 Lab - Food/Cooking
     Show Description

 

  • Lebanese Cooking with Zeina's 3
  • CRN 29843
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Melissa & Layla Zeina
    Capacity Remaining: 7
    Dates: 4/4/2022 - 4/4/2022
    Times: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Plumley Complex, Rome Campus
    Room: 134 Lab - Food/Cooking
     Show Description

 

  • Plumbing Basics for Homeowners
  • CRN 60838
    Fee: $250.00
    Instructor: Bob Matucci
    Capacity Remaining: 15
    Dates: 4/6/2022 - 5/11/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 6
    Building: Education Outreach Center
    Room:
     Show Description

 

  • Podcasting for Fun and Profit
  • CRN 60839
    Fee: $100.00
    Instructor: Matt Masur
    Capacity Remaining: 15
    Dates: 4/5/2022 - 4/19/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 3
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 148 Classroom
     Show Description

 

  • Senior Self Defense
  • CRN 60025
    Fee: $35.00
    Instructor: Thomas Arcuri
    Capacity Remaining: 20
    Dates: 5/20/2022 - 5/20/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Jorgensen Athletic Center, Utica Campus
    Room: 115 Studio - Aerobics/Yoga
     Show Description

 

  • Sign Language for Beginners
  • CRN 27221
    Fee: $100.00
    Instructor: Deborah Pardi
    Capacity Remaining: 16
    Dates: 3/1/2022 - 4/7/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Days: Tu Th
    Sessions: 12
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 224 Classroom
     Show Description

 

  • Sign Language Level 2
  • CRN 27742
    Fee: $100.00
    Instructor: Deborah Pardi
    Capacity Remaining: 20
    Dates: 4/19/2022 - 6/2/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Days: Tu Th
    Sessions: 14
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 224 Classroom
     Show Description

 

  • Social Media 101
  • CRN 60810
    Fee: $50.00
    Instructor: Cristen Gallup
    Capacity Remaining: 24
    Dates: 2/12/2022 - 2/12/2022
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Sa
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 172 Classroom
     Show Description

 

  • Spanish for Health Professionals (online)
  • CRN 60713
    Fee: $290.00
    Instructor: Cristina Sempe
    Capacity Remaining: 20
    Dates: 2/7/2022 - 4/1/2022
     Show Description


    Class meets from February 7 to April 1 online, at times of your choosing.
 

  • Spanish for Health Professionals (online)
  • CRN 60714
    Fee: $290.00
    Instructor: Cristina Sempe
    Capacity Remaining: 20
    Dates: 2/7/2022 - 4/1/2022
     Show Description


    Class meets from February 7 to April 1 online, at times of your choosing.
 

  • Strength in Representation
  • CRN 60780
    Fee: $50.00
    Instructor: Denicqua Holmes
    Capacity Remaining: 9
    Dates: 2/1/2022 - 2/22/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 4
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 126 Classroom
     Show Description

    Students may choose to attend via Zoom/Live Online. To choose this option, contact Carolyn at cdejohn@mvcc.edu

     

 

  • Sushi Making 101
  • CRN 60794
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Vincent Petronio
    Capacity Remaining: 3
    Dates: 4/6/2022 - 4/6/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Days: W
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Plumley Complex, Rome Campus
    Room: 134 Lab - Food/Cooking
     Show Description

 

  • Tech Savvy Seniors
  • CRN 60716
    Fee: $40.00
    Instructor: Shawn Essafi
    Capacity Remaining: 5
    Dates: 2/5/2022 - 2/5/2022
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Sa
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Wilcox Hall, Utica Campus
    Room: 219 CCED Computer Lab
     Show Description

 

  • Tech Savvy Seniors
  • CRN 60717
    Fee: $40.00
    Instructor: Shawn Essafi
    Capacity Remaining: 10
    Dates: 4/23/2022 - 4/23/2022
    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Days: Sa
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Plumley Complex, Rome Campus
    Room: 242 Computer Lab
     Show Description

 

  • Wild Edibles Walking Tour
  • CRN 60795
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Kate Polivka
    Capacity Remaining: 13
    Dates: 4/30/2022 - 5/28/2022
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: Sa
    Sessions: 5
    Building: Utica Area
    Room:
     Show Description

 

  • Women's Self Protection
  • CRN 60024
    Fee: $35.00
    Instructor: Thomas Arcuri
    Capacity Remaining: 48
    Dates: 2/11/2022 - 2/11/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Jorgensen Athletic Center, Utica Campus
    Room: 115 Studio - Aerobics/Yoga
     Show Description

 

  • Introduction to Fiction Writing (online)
  • CRN 60703
    Fee: $195.00
    Instructor: Jacqui Lipton
    Capacity Remaining: 98
    Dates: 2/7/2022 - 3/4/2022
     Show Description


 

  • Introduction to Fiction Writing (online)
  • CRN 60704
    Fee: $195.00
    Instructor: Jacqui Lipton
    Capacity Remaining: 99
    Dates: 4/4/2022 - 4/29/2022
     Show Description


 

  • Basics of Braille
  • CRN 60367
    Fee: $25.00
    Instructor: Valarie Warmuth
    Capacity Remaining: 20
    Dates: 5/2/2022 - 5/2/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Wilcox Hall, Utica Campus
    Room: 219 CCED Computer Lab
     Show Description

 

  • Brewing Fundamentals Certificate Program
  • CRN 60173
    Fee: $350.00
    Instructor: Scott Grenier, Joseph Kinney, Richard Michaels
    Capacity Remaining: 11
    Dates: 4/14/2022 - 5/26/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 7
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room:
     Show Description

    Learn the process of brewing to enhance your small business or take your home-brewing to the next level. Go from bucket to barrel in this six-week course where we cover malt, water chemistry, hops, yeast, brew-house workflow and quality testing. We will cover the basics of reading malt and water reports, adjusting water chemistry, evaluating hops, harvesting and storing yeast, and performing basic quality checks for a small-scale brewery. An overview of the brewing process and best practices will round out the class. Students will have mixed lecture with hands-on learning, with opportunities to work with ingredients and apparatus. Learn how the science of water, hops, barley and yeast meet the art of brewing to create quality beer and how some principles apply to wine, cider and distilled spirits.
 

  • Brewing Fundamentals 1: Brewing Overview
  • CRN 60177
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Richard Michaels
    Capacity Remaining: 10
    Dates: 4/14/2022 - 4/14/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 222 Classroom
     Show Description

 

  • Brewing Fundamentals 2: Barley 101
  • CRN 60172
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Joseph Kinney
    Capacity Remaining: 10
    Dates: 4/21/2022 - 4/21/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 143 Classroom
     Show Description

 

  • Weapons Protection Clinic
  • CRN 60694
    Fee: $35.00
    Instructor: Thomas Arcuri
    Capacity Remaining: 17
    Dates: 4/22/2022 - 4/22/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Jorgensen Athletic Center, Utica Campus
    Room: 115 Studio - Aerobics/Yoga
     Show Description

 

  • Brewing Fundamentals 3: Water Chemistry
  • CRN 60174
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Scott Grenier
    Capacity Remaining: 10
    Dates: 4/28/2022 - 4/28/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 222 Classroom
     Show Description

    Water makes up 95% of beer and is often overlooked as an ingredient. Students will understand water hardness, where to find it on a water report, and best practices for adjusting water to make it suitable for brewing. Students will work hands on with local water reports and information to create ideal brewing water for a variety of styles.
 

  • Brewing Fundamentals 4: Hops 101
  • CRN 60175
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Scott Grenier
    Capacity Remaining: 10
    Dates: 5/5/2022 - 5/5/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 212 Lab - Biology - Wi-Fi
     Show Description

    Often the most talked about topic when it comes to beer. Here we will see how the different varieties of hops affect the flavor and aroma of beer. Students will learn the basics of hops, kettle hopping and methods for dry hopping. Whole leaf and pelleted hops will be brought in for examination and evaluation.
 

  • General Self-Defense for Teens and Adults
  • CRN 60695
    Fee: $35.00
    Instructor: Thomas Arcuri
    Capacity Remaining: 20
    Dates: 6/10/2022 - 6/10/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Jorgensen Athletic Center, Utica Campus
    Room: 115 Studio - Aerobics/Yoga
     Show Description

 

  • Brewing Fundamentals 5: Intro to Yeast
  • CRN 60176
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Joseph Kinney
    Capacity Remaining: 10
    Dates: 5/12/2022 - 5/12/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 212 Lab - Biology - Wi-Fi
     Show Description

    Students will learn the nutritional requirements of yeast in wort and the challenges of fermenting wine and cider. Methods for harvesting yeast and storing it for re-use will be examined, as well as optimal growth, fermentation and storage conditions. Students will work hands-on with brewer’s yeast to perform cell counts and determine cellular viability.
 

  • Math, but in Braille
  • CRN 60383
    Fee: $25.00
    Instructor: Valarie Warmuth
    Capacity Remaining: 20
    Dates: 5/3/2022 - 5/3/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Days: Tu
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Wilcox Hall, Utica Campus
    Room: 219 CCED Computer Lab
     Show Description

 

  • Brewing Fundamentals 6: Quality
  • CRN 60178
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Richard Michaels
    Capacity Remaining: 10
    Dates: 5/19/2022 - 5/19/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 212 Lab - Biology - Wi-Fi
     Show Description

    This class will dive into basic quality checks a small brewery can perform. From basic microbiological plating to gravity, pH, oxygen and what they mean to beer and brewing. We will show students some basic quality checks they can perform to ensure a consistent and delicious beer.
 

  • Brewing Fundamentals 7: Off-Flavors & Characteristics
  • CRN 60197
    Fee: $60.00
    Instructor: Richard Michaels
    Capacity Remaining: 10
    Dates: 5/26/2022 - 5/26/2022
    Times: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 1
    Building: Academic Building, Utica Campus
    Room: 212 Lab - Biology - Wi-Fi
     Show Description

    Experience common off-flavors found in beer. Hone your skills in identifying the most prevalent defects in beer. This hands-on workshop will allow students to familiarize themselves with ten known beer defects. Off flavors presented will be DMS, Diacetyl, Acetaldehyde, Trans-2-nonenal, lightstruck, and hydrogen sulfide and more. 
 

  • Health Science Applied to Coaching (online)
  • CRN 60720
    Fee: $150.00
    Instructor: Jennifer Krohn
    Capacity Remaining: 99
    Dates: Self-Paced. Start this class when you are ready!
     Show Description

    This course is online via Blackboard, self-paced.

    Take this class in combination with Philosophy, Principles, and Organization of Athletics in Education and Theory and Techniques of Coaching in preparation for the NYS High School Coaching Certification.

    Textbook requirement (rent or buy): Concepts of Athletic Training. Ronald P. Pfeiffer and Brent C. Mangus, 7th Edition. ISBN-13: 9781284034127


 

  • Philosophy, Principles and Organization of Athletics in Education (Online)
  • CRN 60719
    Fee: $150.00
    Instructor: Matthew St. Croix
    Capacity Remaining: 99
    Dates: Self-Paced. Start this class when you are ready!
     Show Description

    This course is online and self-paced via Blackboard.

    Take this class in combination with Health Science Applied to Coaching and Theory and Techniques of Coaching in preparation for the NYS High School Coaching Certification.