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Northeast to hold late February classes at West Point and Norfolk Campuses

Northeast to hold late February classes at West Point and Norfolk Campuses

Northeast is holding more classes at its West Point and Norfolk Campuses later this month. Class information can be found below:

 

WEST POINT – Northeast Community College in West Point will offer two precision agriculture training sessions, beginning soon.

Understanding Ag Data and Variability (AGRI 5140/19S & CRN #70211) will be held Saturday, February 23, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Room 211 of the West Point extended campus, 202 Anna Stalp Avenue.

In this course, participants will discuss the concept of identifying variabilities in the field and creating management zones to address them. Areas to be covered include: purpose of ag data and how it is used in managing variability; different types of variability and how they affect one another; the major drivers of variability and how to address them; the pros and cons of “big data”; the challenges of working with ag data; data sharing challenges; and major classifications of ag data and the benefits of each.

Soil Management Technology (AGRI 5140/19S & CRN #70212) will be held two consecutive Thursdays, March 7 and 14, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the West Point Technical Center, 200 W. Washington St.

In this class, participants will discuss different types of technology that can be utilized in managing soil profiles. Topics covered will include the uses of EC data; soil moisture and fertility sensors; and different soil sampling methods and technologies.

Cost of each course, with Lonny Mitchell the instructor, is $80.

To register for either or both sessions, call Northeast Community College in West Point at (402) 372-2269. Pre-registration is required.

NORFOLK – Northeast Community College will offer another intensive six-week Professional Truck Driving course beginning later this month.

The course (TRDR 5100/19S & CRN #70021/70022) will be held Monday-Friday, February 25-April 5, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Utility Line/Truck Driving building, Room 104, across from Northeast’s main campus in Norfolk.

In this course, students will learn to operate articulated vehicles in a training environment that includes driving on city streets, two-lane and interstate highways. The program includes 240 contact hours, 44-plus hours of behind the wheel training and 190 hours of classroom, lab and observation.

Students will go for night drives and long runs. This means being gone for a week, overnights and 14-hour days.

Cost for the course, with Ed Lewis and Ryan Cook the instructors, is $1,995. Tuition does not include the cost of books, Department of Transportation physical, drug screen, MVR report, learner’s permit or the CDL license. Financial assistance is available through the Community College GAP Assistance Program for students meeting income guidelines. For more information, call (402) 844-7245.

To register for the course, call Northeast Community College at (402) 844-7000. Pre-registration is required.

NORFOLK – A course on cake decorating will be offered by Northeast Community College later this month.

Basic Cake Decorating I (HOEC 5180/19S & CRN #70327) will be held Wednesday, February 27, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 120 of the Utility Line Building, east of the Northeast campus on Benjamin Ave.

In this beginner level course, participants will use buttercream frosting and a little expertise to turn a basic cake or cupcake into a gorgeous dessert. Participants will receive instruction on how to prepare different types of buttercream as well as how to prepare all types of cake edging, cupcake swirls, flowers and borders. They will learn key elements to complementing buttercream, including icing cakes, pressure control piping and food color application.

A cake, cupcake and decorating kit (includes tips, spatula, cake scrapers and a flower nail) are included in the cost of the class.

Cost of the class, with Jessica Dvorak the instructor, is $55.

To register, call Northeast Community College at (402) 844-7000. Pre-registration is required.

Digital Photography – Shooting in Manual ARTS 5105/19S & CRN #70317) will be held Thursday, February 28, from 6-9 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) in Norfolk.

In this course, participants will learn to operate their DSLR cameras like a professional and move off auto mode. This class will assist beginners with the basic terminology and processes involved in manual mode. They will learn how to control shutter speed and f-stop and learn to control color, flash and other advanced settings.

Participants are asked to bring their own DSLR cameras.

Digital Photography – Take a Good Photo (ARTS 5305/19S & CRN #70320) will be held Thursday, March 14, at the same time and location.

This interactive class will teach participants how to take a good photo using manual mode in all settings, including nature. Taking a perfect photograph with a DSLR camera isn’t always easy, but this class will help participants understand settings, the use of light, composition and posing.

Participants are asked to bring their own DSLR cameras.

Cost of each course, with Elley Coffin the instructor, is $45.

To register for either or both classes, call Northeast Community College at (402) 844-7000. Pre-registration is required.

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