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MCC at Do Space

MCC at Do Space

Together with our partners at the non-profit Community Information Trust, Metropolitan Community College houses a modern training center that brings the best of today’s technology to central Omaha, utilizing the second floor of Do Space. Flexible, active learning opportunities are offered for all types of learners, including older adults, job seekers, incumbent workers, emerging entrepreneurs, parents with young children, teens and college-bound students. Do Space is a technology library, a digital workshop and an innovation playground. At Do Space, there’s no limit to what you can do!

Location

Do Space
7205 Dodge Street
(Southwest corner of 72nd and Dodge streets)

MCC at Do Space  (2nd floor)
Phone: 531-MCC-7234


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April 2017 CLASSES

ABOUT THE PROTO LAB
Through their mobile makerspace, Metropolitan Community College provides a hands-on introduction to technologies for creative design, prototyping, and manufacturing. The mobile lab includes software for 2-D and 3-D design and equipment for both additive and subtractive production, such as 3-D printers and laser cutters. The PROTO Lab grew out of MCC’s role in a global network of MIT-affiliated “Fab Labs” established to provide access to resources for innovation. The Lab will be at MCC at Do Space for public viewing April 15 - 22 during the Omaha Mini Maker Faire and the Nebraska Science Festival. Come check it out!
 
Omaha Mini Maker Faire
Join MCC, in partnership with Omaha Maker Group and Do Space, in hosting the third Omaha Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 15 at our location on 72nd and Dodge streets. Doors open to the public at 9 a.m. and the Faire runs until 4 p.m. The event is free, open to the public and intended for all ages.
Omaha Mini Maker Faire displays interactive exhibits that highlight the process and attitude of making things. The Faire is an event to bring makers, artisans, tinkerers, craftsmen, inventors, performers, hackers and do-it-yourselfers together and to show the community what making is all about. Come see and experience all the great things that are made right here in Omaha.
Omaha Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the Maker Faire created in the San Francisco Bay area, which draws more than 100,000 visitors annually from all around the world for “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth!” The Omaha Mini Maker Faire is independently produced by Do Space, Metropolitan Community College and Omaha Maker Group, and in collaboration with Maker Media.
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMP-937N-50   SA   09:00A-04:00P   04/15-04/15   $0
 
Nebraska Science Festival
As a host site for the 2017 Nebraska Science Festival, MCC at Do Space will feature a number of free, innovative technology exhibits on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. at our location on 72nd and Dodge streets. Each element of the Nebraska Science Festival is free, open to the public and intended for all ages.
This year we are featuring MCC’s PROTO Lab, a mobile Fabrication Laboratory, which includes 3-D printers, laser cutters and other high-tech equipment. We’ll also have an interactive STEMBoT robotics experience, an opportunity to learn programming basics and other STEM-related educational opportunities.

Robotics Showcase
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMP-938N-50   SA   09:00A-01:00P   04/22-04/22   $0

MCC’s Mobile Fabrication Lab
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMP-939N-50   SA   09:00A-01:00P   04/22-04/22   $0
 
NE Sciencefest: Women in Technology
The Women in Technology Panel will feature leading women in STEM occupations discussing the issues, opportunities and challenges facing women in these career fields.
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMP-940N-50   T   06:00P-08:00P   04/25-04/25   $0
  

ANIMALS

Beekeeping: Colony Organization and Behavior
This three-hour class is taught by Tony Sandoval, certified OBC Master Beekeeper and professional apiarist. This class teaches participants about the honey bee colony as a super organism and the behavior of bees individually and as a colony. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
ANIM-259N-50   M   05:30P-08:30P   04/10-04/10   $25
 
Beekeeping: Hive Management
This three-hour class is taught by Tony Sandoval, certified OBC Master Beekeeper and professional apiarist. This class teaches participants about the parts of the most conventional hive system used, the Langstroth hive, and how they come together as one hive system. Participants also learn how to manage the hive over the beekeeper’s year. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
ANIM-260N-50   M   05:30P-08:30P   04/17-04/17   $25
 
Beekeeping: IPM and Pests
This three-hour class is taught by Tony Sandoval, certified OBC Master Beekeeper and professional apiarist. This class teaches participants about the major parasites, predators, pathogens and poisons/pesticides that affect honey bee colonies. We will also cover integrated pest management approaches to knowing what to do when these pests are present. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
ANIM-261N-50   M   05:30P-08:30P   04/24-04/24   $25
 

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Cartooning, Advanced
Learn how to construct a comic strip by telling a story and creating punch lines. You’ll work with situations and characters, along with word balloons to develop your humorous comics. (four weeks)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
ARTC-433N-80   TH   06:00P-07:30P   04/13-05/04   $47
 
Making Bismuth Jewelry Stones
Make beautiful faux gemstones by embedding bismuth crystals (made in class) in resin. The piece is then textured and veined using Dremel tools. Jewels can be used for jewelry, costumes, hats and other accessories. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
ARTC-505N-50   SA   01:00P-05:00P   04/29-04/29   $75
 
Making Decals
Making your own decals is a fun way to capture that moment in your life, be it a fun trip, wedding, birth or any other event, and applying it to a plaque, sun catcher, ornament or piece of jewelry. Participant can choose from multiple images, including photos or clip art to make their decal to mount on one of three choices—acrylic sun catcher, pendant or plaque. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
ARTC-506N-50   SU   01:00P-04:00P   04/30-04/30   $49
 
Screen Printing
Screen-printing is an easy way to learn how to make multiple works of art from a single design onto paper, t-shirts and other fabric. Learn how to cut stencils, brush on stencils, compose designs, use photo-emulsion, and print single- and multi-layer images. Explore color theory and visual effects through this easy printing process. Screen-printing is affordable and accessible enough for the average person to take up at home and possibly start their own business. You will complete five prints and one t-shirt. Supplies included. The instructor is Mike Giron. (five weeks)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
ARTC-454N-80   M   06:00P-08:00P   04/24-05/22   $99
  

BICYCLE MAINTANENCE

Tires and Tubes
Learn how to fix a flat and how to avoid getting one! Identify and understand the difference between tires and tubes that go on bicycles, and learn how to choose the best combination for your situation. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
SPRT-025N-50   T   06:00P-08:00P   04/18-04/18   $19
 
Pedals, Saddles, Seatposts, Handlebars
The human body normally only contacts the bicycle at three places: the handlebars, pedals and seat. Knowing the right components at these critical points, how to adjust them and how to make the bicycle fit, is the difference between comfort, pain or injury. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
SPRT-026N-50   T   06:00P-08:00P   04/25-04/25   $19
 
Brakes
Squealing, rubbing and ineffective brakes are a common problem and can be dangerous. Learn how to set up and adjust your brakes properly, whether they’re rim or drum, side-pull, center-pull, cantilever or v-brake. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
SPRT-027N-50   T   06:00P-08:00P   05/02-05/02   $19
 
Freewheels and Cassettes
Whether you have a freewheel or cassette, the cogs on your rear wheel allow you to shift gears and coast. They need attention, some care and eventually replacement. Learn how to tell the difference and how to fix them appropriately. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
SPRT-028N-50   T   06:00P-08:00P   05/09-05/09   $19
 
Derailleurs
Shifting is one of the more mysterious aspects of a bicycle: Why doesn’t my bike shift right? What’s all that noise? Why does my chain keep falling off? All your questions will be answered in this two-hour class. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
SPRT-029N-50   T   06:00P-08:00P   05/16-05/16   $19
 
Bike Maintenance & Repair Series
This course includes all five courses listed above. Save money and sign up for all five workshops at once. (five weeks)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
SPRT-032N-51   T   06:00P-08:00P   04/18-05/16   $80
  

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

COLLECTIVE FOR YOUTH
Homework Help
This course focuses on making homework help time effective helping youth get organized by providing an atmosphere that helps youth focus on their work, and by building a supportive relationship with youth. These elements help participants reconsider Homework Help as an opportunity to build relationships and nurture positive growth, beyond getting the work done. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
BSAD-427N-50   M   10:00A-12:00P   04/17-04/17   $0
 
Planning & Reflection
Are you engaging youth in the critical life skills of planning and reflection? Are you ready to be more intentional about including planning and reflection strategies into your daily activities but not sure where to start? This workshop introduces participants to powerful and easy to use methods that promote youth engagement in planning, implementing and evaluating activities and projects. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
BSAD-428N-50   M   10:00A-12:00P   04/24-04/24   $0
  

WORKFORCE TRAINING ACADEMY

To enroll or determine if you qualify for funding for any of the certification courses, please contact:
Workforce Training Academy
Email: workforcetrainingacademy@mccneb.edu
Phone: 531-MCC-4526
Webite: mccneb.edu/workforcetrainingacademy

Excel 2013 Advanced
In this course, you will become more efficient and productive with securing and sharing workbooks and creating Pivot Tables and charts. This is the final course that maps to the Excel certification exam.
This course is required for the Master Excel Certification. Books and testing voucher included. Funding is available for those that qualify.
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
TTH   01:00P-05:00P   04/25-05/11   $299
   

COLLEGE FOR KIDS AND TEENS

Build Your Own Digital Clock
Join us in building your own digital clock. The clock’s blue LED display alternates between showing time in the 24-hour format and temperature in Celsius. Class involves basic soldering. (one session; ages 12+)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
TEEN-407N-50   SU   10:00A-02:00P   04/23-04/23   $60
 
Knitteen
Pick up some knitting needles and discover a lifetime passion for knitting! Be the envy of everyone by eventually accessorizing your own wardrobe with cozy scarves, classy hats, snuggly cowls, etc. Explore your creativity and learn this special craft all while making new friends! Bring a ball of 100 percent cotton in a light solid color. Brand can be any! You will also need a pair of knitting needles size 7 or 8, and 8 to 10-inches long. I prefer wooden ones because they are easier to work with and a G or H crochet hook. (four weeks; ages 12-15)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
TEEN-177N-80   F   06:00P-08:00P   04/21-05/12   $59
 

COMMUNICATION AND WRITING

Playwriting for Beginners
Everyone has something to say or at least one story to tell. Why not say it as dramatically as possible in a one-act play? Focusing on the 10-20 minute one-act format, you will find your voice, learn how to write natural dialogue and format a play suitable to be staged. We will workshop our plays over a month. In that time, participants will be well on their way to being playwrights. (four sessions)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMM-902N-50   T   06:00P-08:00P   04/18-05/09   $90
 

COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY

Intermediate 3-D Printing Scanning/Design*
This class moves beyond the simple introduction of 3-D printing. Students learn to digitize 3-D objects by scanning. Each design is then cleaned up and finalized in AutoDesk Meshmixer and 123-D design software. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMP-323N-50   SU   10:00A-02:00P   04/23-04/23   $45
  
Basic Electronic Greeting Card
Learn how to design and build a basic circuit for a simple but fun greeting card using an LED, conductive tape, a battery and a paperclip. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMP-928N-50   SA   09:30A-11:30A   04/29-04/29   $25
  
Organize/Edit Photo Library Using Mac
Learn easy and effective ways to organize your photo library by using events, albums, smart albums, faces and the keywords search feature in the Photos. We will also explore simple and advanced editing techniques such as straightening, cropping, color adjustments and minor touchups. Bring your Mac computer and power cable to class with photos loaded in your Photos library (No iPads, please.) If you have pictures on a SD card, CD or thumb-drive, bring them and we will load those into the Photos library on your computer. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMP-346N-50   T   06:00P-08:00P   04/18-04/18   $30
   
Laser Engraved Wood Box
Create an engraved box which would serve as a great keepsake or gift! The completed vector art is converted to a bitmap and engraved using a jig to cut the images around corners and have the object raised. Wood box included in cost of class. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMP-327N-50   SA   01:00P-05:00P   04/22-04/22   $50
 
Microsoft Office for Work & Home
Join this overview of four of Microsoft’s most popular programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Learn to create professional documents in Word, how to use formulas in Excel, create presentations in PowerPoint and maintain a database of addresses in Access. Obtain your username and password before class at mccneb.edu/password. (three sessions)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMP-456N-50   SU   09:15A-12:15P   04/23-05/07   $67
 

HISTORICAL INTEREST

What Happened to East Omaha?
You’ve heard of South Omaha, but where’s East Omaha? Find out how a new railroad, bridge and industrial suburb led all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, while the masses thronged Courtland Beach to ride the “gravity railroad.”
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
HIST-403N-80   T   06:00P-08:00P   04/25-04/25   $19
 
Wicked Omaha
Vice in 19th Century Omaha. Yes, the staid Midwestern city of Omaha was once the hotbed of gamblers, notorious swindlers like Canada Bill Jones and a downtown red-light district that ran wide open into the first years of the 20th Century. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
HIST-402N-80   T   06:00P-08:00P   04/18-04/18   $19
 
Natural Wonders in Midwest
Let us show you some of the lesser known natural wonders and points of interest in the Midwest. From Chimney Rock to the red rocks of Sioux Falls Park and Minnesota’s gorgeous North Shore, we’ll show you the beauty that exists in the Midwest. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
HIST-411N-50   W   06:30P-08:00P   04/26-04/26   $18
 

LANGUAGES

Culinary Spanish Chatbook: Back of House
Course covers useful restaurant Spanish vocabulary and phrases to use to communicate in the back of the house. Taught by author/educator Julie Pospishil and Spanish Chat Company. Price includes a Hispanic snack and access to online materials to practice culinary Spanish. Optional Culinary Spanish Chatbooks will be available for purchase.
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
LANG-705N-50   M   01:30P-03:30P   04/24-04/24   $35
 
More Senior Spanish Chatbook
Have you always wanted to learn Spanish? We will focus on real-life situations and help you quickly acquire useful phrases from our Spanish Chatbooks. Taught by author Julie Pospishil and Spanish Chat Company. Price includes access to online games and materials to practice Spanish and a Hispanic snack. Cultural tidbits about Latin America help promote understanding. Optional Spanish Chatbooks and music CDs will be available for purchase. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
LANG-709N-50   M   12:00P-01:30P   04/24-04/24   $35
 

LEARNING IN RETIREMENT

Drop the Scissors and Coupon with Tech
Tired of clipping coupons? Learn how to save at the grocery store using technology! Topics include digital coupons, money saving apps and more! (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMP-934N-50   TH   10:00A-11:00P   04/27-04/27   $10
 
Elements of Nutrition for Senior Living*
Learn the meaning of eating healthy for senior life in this informative workshop for those seeking relevant and easy to use tips, advice and science-based research for healthy living with nutrition. This program will discuss grocery shopping, eating out, supplement advice, how to control overeating and sabotage issues. Includes handouts and a healthy snack. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
WELL-904N-50   T   01:30P-03:30P   04/25-04/25   $40
 
Explore Pages and Notes on the iPad
Pages (word processing) and Notes (for keeping notes) are two very useful apps that can be used on a daily basis on your iPad. We will explore various ways to use these very cool apps. (one session)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
COMP-925N-50   T   02:00P-04:00P   04/18-04/18   $30
 
Howard Hughes’ Fake Death
Discover how Howard Hughes fooled the world by using a stand-in to fake his death in 1976. Living under an identity provided by the CIA in the late 1960s, Hughes met and married the woman he loved, Eva McLelland. McLelland kept his secret until Hughes’ actual death in 2001—at which time, she felt free to talk about her mysterious life married to the reclusive man. She chose Major General Mark Musick to tell the story. The class will discuss the many years of research and the evidence uncovered that went into the writing of his book. The book can be purchased in class (optional) from the author for $20. (two sessions)
MCC at Do Space, 7205 Dodge St., 2nd floor
HIST-025N-50   T   01:30P-03:30P   04/18-04/25   $25
 

This just a short listing of classes offered at Do Space. Be sure to check out our schedule for a full listing.

View our 2017 noncredit spring schedule. Classes at Do Space are easily recognized in our mailer by the orange font color.

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Instructors needed! Click here for our Youth at Do Space Instructor Application. Questions? Call  531-MCC-7234.


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