Go back to school just for fun

Jann Woods is the dean of Mohave Community College’s Havasu campus. She is standing in front of a wall hanging that she created with skills she developed up while taking a non-credit art class a few years ago at MCC. 

In a person’s younger years, the camp was fairly evenly divided. Some students loved going to school. Others – well, not so much. But maturity often brings with it a different attitude about education, which is why most everyone develops a thirst for knowledge.

Lifelong learners in Lake Havasu City have an opportunity to go back to school, this time for fun. In the coming weeks, Mohave Community College is offering 30 non-credit classes at its Havasu campus. The courses range in price from free to $250. A handful also require supply fees, ranging from $13 to $25.

Some classes – beginning and advanced watercolor instruction – begin next week. Other coursework doesn’t begin until September or as late as Oct. 23.

“These are great classes people take for a variety of reasons,” said MCC’s James Jarman, public information director for the college. “Most want to learn a new skill, or improve on what they already know. Many also sign up for fitness-related classes to improve their health. ”

Jarman noted that approximately 300 to 400 people will take at least one of the college’s community education non-credit courses each year in Havasu.

Coursework ranges from art classes to ceramics to jewelry making to how to write a book. A full spectrum of computer classes range from the basics to deeper learning about Windows and Office. Motorcycle training, conversational Spanish and certification for CPR are other areas of instruction. Beginning yoga and tai chi suitable for seniors rounds out the list. There’s also a free course entitled “Latin Dance Cardio.”

Review MCC’s Community Education classes by visiting www.Mohave.edu and click on the Community & Corporate Education button in the middle of the page, just under the “I’m interested in” search area. Follow the prompts to community education and non-credit classes.

“When people visit the web page https://ce.mohave.edu they will just fill out the online form, pick a class or classes, then they can pay with a credit card, all in one easy process,” Jarman added.

By phone, contact Community Education Coordinator Janet Cruz at 928-505-3319.

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