TMCC EPIC Summer 2022 Course Guide

Exploration is ageless. We give you more possibilities. 775-829-9010 Drop into an EPIC summer. TMCC EPIC (Educational Programs Inspiring the Community) Get invigorated this summer with classes that expand your world. Brush up on your career skills or discover a new personal interest. EPIC offers a wealth of noncredit classes in a variety of subjects, to connect you in new ways to yourself and the community. For credit classes, see • Protect your dog or cat by learning Pet First Aid, page 13 • Learn the fascinating art of Native American Cooking, page 7 • Create your own Kinetic Wire Mobile, page 2 • Experience the many benefits of yoga, tai chi and Pilates, page 6 • Pamper your skin and senses with Soap Making, page 2 COMMUNITY EDUCATION May - August 2022 Noncredit Classes

Why take an EPIC class? Get in. Get out. Get a better job! We spend too much time at work not to like our jobs. Enjoy yourself more and make a better living by completing one of EPIC’s career certificates. You can be new-career ready in as little as two to six months. Unemployed or underemployed? These organizations may be able to provide you with tuition assistance: JOIN (775-336-4450), the Nevada Hospital Association (775-827-0184) and the Community Services Agency (775-786-6023). Seeking other options? You can enroll in longer-term degree and certificate programs that last one to two years in massage therapy, personal trainer or office management. For details, visit or call 775-829-9010. • Business Development Representative: Online • Certified Administrative Assistant • Clinical Medical Assistant • Community Health Worker: Online • Data Analyst: Online • Google IT Support Professional: Online • Pharmacy Technician • Property Management Prelicensing: Online • Python Developer: Online • Because our professional and personal enrichment classes are fun and relevant • Choose from tons of exciting topics • Our expert instructors are eager to share their knowledge with you • Classes start weekly and are held evenings, days, weekends or online • Registration is fast and easy on our secure website EPIC takes your wellbeing seriously. During these uncertain times, your safety is our priority. TMCC EPIC follows all CDC, state, county, and TMCC guidelines. Please call us with any questions. Our most popular classes fill quickly, so register today. Our classes are sizzling hot! Check out this for our most popular offerings. • Lapidary Basics • Certified Administrative Assistant • Create a Living Trust • Sugar Busters • Fly Fishing • Dirty Pour Painting • Knife Making Do you know someone who needs to go to college? Visit or for degree programs.

Contents Careers Creative Silver College Recreation Workforce Development Certificate Training Programs 4 - 5 Career Certificates 9 Health Careers 12 Online Classes 11 Languages in the Workplace Classes 5 Computers and Software Community Education 2 - 4 Arts and Crafts 5 - 6 Dance 6 - 7 Fitness and Sports 7 - 8 Food and Beverage 8 Health and Wellness 9 - 10 Home and Garden 10 - 11 Languages and Cultures 11 Money and Investing 11 - 12 Music and Performing Arts 12 - 13 Outdoors 13 Pets and Animals 13 - 14 Photography 6 Pilates 14 Writing 14 - 15 Silver College 15 - 16 Policies, Class Locations 16 Registration Form

Register 24/7 at 2 Arts and Crafts Most art classes require additional supplies and/or a materials fee. Supply lists for individual classes are available online at Click on Register Now and go to the class you are interested in to see the supply link. Arts and Crafts Crafts Clay Hand-Building Pottery Make your own unique and functional coffee or tea mugs. With no pottery wheel required, enjoy the freedom of handshaping the cup and handle of your project. Gain experience with tools like scrapers, cutters and shapers. Hone your skills as you perform common techniques like pinch-potting and coiling. Fire your piece in the ceramic kiln and add additional flair with watercolors and stains. Take home your creations - pieces are dishwasher, microwave and food safe. $50 materials fee 5/11-5/25 W 6 - 8 p.m. Gandolfo TMCC Meadowood Center 103 $99 NEW! Clay Pinch Pots Learn to create your own pinch pots. Using your fingers and simple tools, create functional pieces that are uniquely yours. Fire your piece in the ceramic kiln and add additional flair with watercolors and stains. Take home your creations - pieces are dishwasher, microwave and food safe. $50 materials fee 6/8-6/22 W 6 - 8 p.m. Gandolfo TMCC Meadowood Center 103 $99 L apidary Basics Uncover the beauty of rocks and minerals as you transform them into jewelry-quality pieces. Learn about semi-precious and precious rocks as you discover the best ways to design, cut, shape and polish these stones. Understand lapidary safety and practice popular techniques using tumblers, rotary tools and polishers at a local gem and mineral society. Take home your cut and polished stones. 5/12-5/26 TH 6:30 - 9 p.m. OR 7/14-7/28 TH 6:30 - 9 p.m. Hilsabeck Reno Gem & Mineral Society $99 Jewelry Making Basics Design a wearable work of art, whether it’s a beautiful necklace, bracelet or earrings that enhance your style. Pick the beads you like and gain step-by-step instruction as you string them onto a wire and attach clasps. Have fun using beading boards, crimp beads, needle and round nose pliers and more to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Acquire new skills to enjoy jewelry crafting for years to come. $20 materials fee 6/18-6/25 S 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Waltuch TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $89 NEW! Soap Making Craft pleasantly fragrant soaps to delight your senses and keep your skin healthy. Explore the history of soap and the art of making it as you gain inspiration for your own blends, including those used for aromatherapy. Discuss the many types of soaps, the ingredients of commercial versus handmade and why organic makes a difference. Whip up the four most popular kinds of soaps in aromas like charcoal, green tea, floral and lavender. Take home your creations and recipes to continue making your own luxurious lathers. $20 materials fee 5/19 TH 6 - 9 p.m. Bohen Perez (Marcos) TMCC Meadowood Center 103 $49 K nife Making Explore blade crafting, an ancient art turned modern day hobby. Discover the many types and styles of blades as well as their uses and materials. Using the build for a Finnish puuko knife, learn how to grind the profile of the blade onto the steel, plan out your handle from a variety of materials and leather sheath design. Work with essential tools like a cutoff wheel, bandsaw, belt grinder and microforge to shape and heat treat your project. Discuss safety procedures and how to avoid common issues in the manufacturing process. $70 materials fee 6/7-6/30 T, TH 6 - 9 p.m. Harbin Bridgewire Makerspace $179 NEW! Kinetic Wire Mobile Design and build your own statement piece as you explore this pioneer artform. Create a mobile rich in color and movement using various types of wire and professional tools like looping, needle nose and nylon jaw pliers. Gain inspiration from leading artist Alexander Calder and discuss the gravity, movement and balance of kinetic wire working. Take home your piece and leave with the resources and knowledge to continue making in this exciting medium. $25 materials fee 6/25 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Graham TMCC Meadowood Center 324 $49

Questions? Call 775-829-9010 3 Arts and Crafts NEW! Mosaic Cross Experience the lasting beauty of this ancient art form as you craft a unique cross. Design your piece and select your background and cross colors from a wide variety of hues. Experiment with different shapes and inclusions as you assemble your creation. Learn about the gluing process and discuss finishing techniques to preserve your art. $40 materials fee 8/13 S 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jones Fused Finery $79 Drawing and Painting Lettering as Art Explore an ancient art made modern with this vibrant facet of calligraphy. Learn about the rich history of hand art lettering as you practice drawing and decorating capital letters. Gain inspiration from instructor examples and utilize professional tools like micron pens, watercolor brushes and more. Play with colored inks, dozens of shapes and other exciting artistic mediums as you produce handmade cards and gifts. Supplies required. $10 materials fee 5/5-5/12 TH 1 - 3 p.m. Foldvary-Anderson TMCC Meadowood Center 103 $89 NEW! Inspirational Book Making Create a minibook of your favorite quotes that will color your daily decisions, choices and lifestyle. Enhance your life and confirm what you already know by remembering the good and exploring new possibilities. Use your own quotes or ones provided by our expert calligraphy instructor. Learn to make both an accordion book and a minibound book. $10 materials fee includes all materials needed to make one or both books. 5/14 S 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Foldvary-Anderson TMCC Meadowood Center 103 $49 Paint Your Pet Create memorable art that will be treasured for years to come by painting a personal portrait of your furred or feathered family member. Discuss the basics of painting with acrylics and how you can use a closeup photo of your pet as an easy reference. Supplies required. 5/26 TH 6 - 9:30 p.m. Mirich TMCC Meadowood Center 103 $49 Summer Flowers in Watercolor Practice the basics of watercolor painting including color theory and both traditional and unconventional methods of applying paint on paper. Explore wet-into-wet, dry brushing, color changes, values, glazing, lost and found edges and negative painting techniques to create realistic summer flowers. Open to beginner and intermediate artists. Supplies required. 6/8-6/22 W 3 - 5 p.m. Gandolfo TMCC Meadowood Center 103 $129 D irty Pour Painting Play with paints like never before as you learn various techniques to create unique abstract art. Mix your own paint as you familiarize yourself with the simple supplies needed to enjoy this medium. Discover the newest techniques used in fluid acrylic art and explore the dirty pour, swipe, balloon smashing, airbrushing and fluid flow pour methods. Practice, paint and take home your masterpiece. Beginners welcome. $20 materials fee 8/6 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Hadwin TMCC Meadowood Center 103 $49 Glass Fused Dragonfly Yard Art Add personality to your outdoor spaces with a whimsical dragonfly. Select from various colors and textures of fusible glass to craft the wings and decorate the body. Embellish your creation with stringers, beads and a mixture of silica and flux called frit. Learn how to use a kiln to finish your yard art and find out how different temperatures affect the fusing process. $25 materials fee 5/21 S 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jones Fused Finery $49 Stained Glass Create a colorful, miniature panel you can be proud of and gain experience in cutting glass and using related tools. Find out how to assemble, solder, glaze and dry clean your piece. Discuss safety, how all glass is not equal, the science behind it and more. $45 materials fee 6/4 S 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jones Fused Finery $99 “This class is a great place to learn glass basics and create a beautiful piece.” – Stained Glass student NEW! Glass Mosaic Sunflower Enjoy a fresh take on the ancient art of mosaics. Chose from dozens of hues of yellow and green glass as you design and fabricate your sunflower petals and leaves. Learn about inclusions like random glass and how each affects the final piece. Practice safe glass cutting and finishing techniques to craft and preserve your art. $45 materials fee 7/30 S 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jones Fused Finery $89 Textiles NEW! Felted Fiber Scarves Create a unique and fashionable scarf to wear with any outfit. Using specialty barbed needles and old silk or wool scarves, get to know the felting and soaking process. Practice agitating your piece with the needles and gain inspiration from instructor examples. Take home your finished scarf. $20 materials fee 5/12-5/26 TH 6 - 8 p.m. Gandolfo TMCC Meadowood Center $69 Share your expertise with others. We’re always looking for new topics to offer. Visit and click on “Teach for Us.” Teach for us!

Register 24/7 at 4 from person to person. While the majority of our graduates complete this program in under one year, some of our graduates complete this training program in 6 months or less. Data Analysts are professionals who collect, process and perform analyses on enterprises’ huge quantities of information to help them make better and faster business decisions. Virtually all enterprises have now reached data overload and need data analysts to help them make sense of massive amounts of information. According to, there are more than 235,000 job openings for data analytics positions in the United States alone, and data analysts can make up to $100,000 a year. This training program is suitable for people seeking to enhance their career or looking for a new career in a high-demand occupation. Participants will learn how to do it all in data analytics: from cleaning data to presenting it in visual form, performing qualitative and quantitative analysis of data, interpreting data and making predictions. Online $5,600 Google IT Support Professional Certificate: Online Even if you have no IT experience, get the training you need to enter this fast growing, well-paying field. Become knowledgeable with this industry’s best practices and watch your career prospects soar. Taught by a variety of Google professionals, enjoy this online, self-paced program that offers a dynamic mix of videos, lectures, quizzes and hands-on labs. Delve into troubleshooting, customer service, computer networking, operating systems, system administration and security. Find out about the different facets of information technology and how to perform critical tasks such as managing software and users, and configuring hardware. Discover how to manage a fleet of computers and the infrastructure needed to keep all organizations, both big and small, successfully running. Do a deep dive on the cloud, and learn how to use industry tools to manage computers, user information and user productivity. Importantly, find out how to recover your organization’s IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. Locally, workers in this field can earn an average of $31.76 per hour. Source - EDAWN (Economic Development Authority of Western Arts and Crafts • Career Certificates NEW! Corsets, Quilts and Tutus Delve into patternmaking and work with a variety of fabrics to create personalized pieces. Using simple textile tools like a rotary cutter, sewing kits and more, learn how to design and put together patterns for custom fit corsets, memory quilts and tutus of all sizes. Explore a modern take on crafting arts and enjoy selfdiscovery exercises to impart your artistic style on each piece. Supplies required. $10 materials fee 7/7-7/21 TH 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Burleson TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $99 Career Certificates Business Development Representative: Online Enter a career that allows you to work in a traditional office or remotely from your home. Become a Business Development Representative, also known as BDR, through this 60-hour, self-paced online training program. You’ll find this certificate will train you in how to generate new business opportunities for a company. Take part in six modules, including what it means to work in technology sales and development, identify potential customers and what to say, channels of communication and connection, identify opportunities, what to do when they say no thanks, and software training. As a bonus and at no additional cost to you, CareerDash will provide you with a dedicated student success manager, career coach and recruiter dedicated to training, certifying and placing you in a job that is right for you. At the end of this class, you will be eligible to sit for the AA-ISP certification exam to become a Certified Sales Development Representative. Locally, workers in this field can earn an average of $29.06 per hour. Source - EDAWN (Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada) Emsi Industry Data. Online $2,808 NEW! C omputational Literacy for Modern Careers Qualify for exciting new automationbased jobs by taking this training. When you graduate, you will have acquired automation-related skills that are in short supply and that employers are universally placing great value on. This training program is 80 hours in length and it is all hands-on learning. Your personal situation will determine how long it will take you to graduate. During the program, you use a virtual robot to solve various simple tasks. In this way, you learn essential skills such as how to identify repeating patterns and how to break complex problems into simpler ones. Upon completing the program, you’ll have acquired the mindset and skills needed to successfully deal with automation and intelligent machines. Hard skills that you will develop include computational thinking, logic and how to use computers to solve problems. You’ll also develop important soft skills including the ability to focus, pay attention to detail, communicate, solve problems, use logic to make correct decisions, plan ahead to do it right the first time, persevere, learn from failure, and adapt to changing conditions. The hard and soft skills you’ll learn will serve you well throughout your working life. Online $995 Data Analyst Certificate: Online This training program provides you with the knowledge, practical experience, competency and confidence to get a high-paying Data Analyst job. This program consists of 4 or 5 courses, depending on whether or not you have programming experience. The time it takes to complete this program varies

Questions? Call 775-829-9010 5 Nevada) Emsi Industry Data, 2022. With a weekly commitment of 5 hours, you can finish this program in six months. Upon successful completion, you will be job ready and can opt to have your information sent to leading employers such as Bank of America, Cognizant, GE Digital, Google, Hulu, Walmart and more. Online $999 Python Developer Certificate: Online Join the workforce as a fully qualified Python Developer at a time when the demand for qualified Python Developers far outstrips the supply. This self-paced, online program provides trainees with the knowledge, practical experience, competency and confidence to qualify for high-paying Python Developer jobs. This program consists of 3 or 4 courses, depending on whether or not you have programming experience. The time it takes to complete this program varies from person to person. While the majority of our graduates complete this program in under one year, some of our graduates complete this training program in 6 months or less. As the most popular programming language for data analytics, machine learning, AI, business and finance, Python Development is a rapidly growing career field. According to, there are over 84,000 Python Developer jobs in the United States. The average starting salary for a Python Developer is $80,000, and one can make $150,000 a year in a senior role. This online program utilizes online, interactive, self-paced Learn-By-Doing training. This innovative approach provides bite-sized lessons, requiring participants to show they have mastered each concept by completing exercises before moving on to the next module. Trainees enrolling in this program receive regular instructional support from a tutor and a coach, and have access to instructional support five days a week. Online $5,600 Dance Belly Dancing Explore the classic Egyptian style of belly dancing, called Raqs Sharqi, and its influence on contemporary Western fusion styles. Learn fundamental movements as well as Egyptian ones. This ancient art is a great way to build a stronger core, achieve a flatter stomach, increase flexibility, and improve your posture. Have fun isolating and controlling your muscles as you practice steps in a relaxing, rhythmic atmosphere. 5/17-7/19 T 6 - 7 p.m. Gray TMCC Meadowood Center 308 $109 Hoop Dance Improve your flexibility, balance and core strength as you learn the basics of dancing with a hoop. Move in all directions as you practice transitions and gain new moves both on and off the body. Enjoy changing planes of rotation and adding your own flair as you relieve stress and increase your cardio endurance. $45 materials fee 5/26-6/16 TH 6:15 - 7:45 p.m. Firestone TMCC William Pennington Applied Technology Center EDSN 180 $69 Career Certificates • Computers and Software • Dance Computers and Software Computer Confidence Gain valuable computer skills in a fun environment. Whether you are a job seeker or want to learn the latest technology, become comfortable creating a document, conduct internet searches, work with attachments, use email and set up an email account of your own. Enjoy friendly, stepby-step lessons that will open professional and personal doors for you. 6/11 S 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Chang TMCC Meadowood Center 123 $99 Intro to Lightroom Take a good photograph and make it stunning. Unleash the artist inside you through this software. Through understanding this program’s digital computer palette, unlock the images held captive inside your camera and jazz them up to create eye-popping photos. Learn how to use this software’s wide array of features, including Organizer and Editor. If you have photos scattered all over your computer in hundreds of folders, let Adobe Lightroom help you get organized. 6/22 W 6 - 9 p.m. Marks TMCC Meadowood Center 321 $89 Employer payments and company vouchers accepted! Call 775-829-9010 for details.

Register 24/7 at 6 Ballroom Dancing Confidently enjoy partner dancing in any social setting, whether it’s a wedding or club. Learn how to express yourself creatively, build your confidence and determine which dances best fit which genres. Practice dancing the salsa, waltz, rumba, bachata, country two-step, East Coast swing and the nightclub two step. 6/1-7/6 W 6 - 8 p.m. Hutchinson The Ballroom of Reno $129 Argentine Tango Experience this rich, beautiful and exciting dance with or without a partner. Learn how to connect and improvise as you practice basic tango steps. You’ll find dancing will improve your balance, coordination and focus. 6/21-7/12 T 7 - 9 p.m. Randlett The Ballroom of Reno $109 Fitness and Sports See also Health and Wellness, page 8. G entle Yoga- Saturday Morning Breathe deep and relax as you practice gentle, restorative yoga. Learn to listen to your body as you follow Anusara’s Universal Principles of Alignment, from Opening to Grace and Setting the Foundation to Dance • Fitness and Sports exploring Organic Energy. Enjoy step-bystep guidance, slow movement, meditative breathing and strengthening, and stretching postures as you journey through your inner being in this supportive environment. Modifications will be offered for all poses, so all skill levels are welcome. 5/14-6/25 S 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. OR 7/2-8/6 S 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. OR 8/13-9/24 S 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Holt TMCC Meadowood Center 308 $99 “I always feel stress-free after this class.” – Christine H., Gentle Yoga student Gorgeous Glutes Tone your body and enhance your glutes with low-impact, exciting routines. Using concepts from yoga, Pilates and ballet, discover how you can improve your fitness and flexibility without extra equipment. Feel confident using your body as resistance for challenging exercises, no matter your activity level. $15 materials fee 7/30-9/3 S 12:40 - 1:30 p.m. Peterson TMCC Meadowood Center 308 $69 P ilates Using a Reformer Connect with your body rather than conquer it. Experience reformer Pilates, a method that is friendly on the joints and offers an incredible no-impact stretch and tone workout. Each session features a blend of strength and stretch so one group of muscles is never overworked. Discover a new connection with your mind and body through regular practice of this exercise method, while building lean muscle mass and reducing your stress. You will find this is more than just an exercise class: build your confidence and evolve your thoughts on body image. No matter your fitness level, you can see visible results from reformer Pilates. For class dates, times and to register, go to EPIC. and click on “Register Now,” then Pilates. Classes, held at the TMCC Meadowood Center 302, are offered weekdays, weeknights and Saturdays. Cost is $109 for eight, hour-long sessions. Watch our Pilates video at Martial Arts Easy Tai Chi Boost your overall wellness with traditional, low-impact movements. Explore the simplified Yang-style short form, a tai chi set that has been used for relaxation, as well as improved joint, muscle and bone health for centuries. Get to know each of the 24 postures and practice performing the whole form, completed in just six minutes. 6/18-8/20 S 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Collins TMCC Meadowood Center 308 $109 Tai Chi I Gain more harmony and equilibrium in your life by integrating the mind and body elements of this ancient balanced, healing Chinese art. The tai chi Yang 8 form is designed for beginning students and features elements of qigong including breathing, posture and meditative techniques. 5/3-5/26 T, TH 9 - 10 a.m. OR 5/31-6/23 T, TH 9 - 10 a.m. OR 6/28-7/21 T, TH 9 - 10 a.m. OR 7/26-8/18 T, TH 9 - 10 a.m. OR 8/23-9/15 T, TH 9 - 10 a.m. Pourgholaminejad TMCC Meadowood Center 308 $109 Tai Chi II and Qi Ball If you have completed one or more Tai Chi I classes, advance to the Yang style long-form second and third sets. Learn techniques of standing qigong, moving meditation and the use of a light ball to sharpen your balance. 5/31-6/23 T, TH 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. OR 6/28-7/21 T, TH 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. OR 7/26-8/18 T, TH 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. OR 8/23-9/15 T, TH 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Pourgholaminejad TMCC Meadowood Center Patio $109 Veterans: Prepare forYour Success TMCC’s Veterans Upward Bound offers programs to help you succeed in college and in your career. Call us today at 829-9007.

Questions? Call 775-829-9010 7 Fitness and Sports • Food and Beverage Sports G olf for Beginners at Red Hawk Become a better sportsperson by learning the basics of golf. Gain tips on how to swing and the rules and etiquette of the game from a professional. Learn to putt, chip and play with iron and wood clubs at a golf range. You will be prepared to play at least a par three course by the end of this class. $35 range fee 5/31-6/28 T 6 - 7 p.m. OR 8/9-9/6 T 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Williams Red Hawk Golf and Resort $99 G olf for Beginners: Women Only Enjoy the great outdoors and gain the skills you need to play a par three course. Discuss the rules and etiquette of the game and gain tips on the fundamentals of how to swing like a pro. With guidance from a professional, practice putting and chipping, and play with iron and wooden clubs at a local golf range. $35 range fee 7/5-8/2 T 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Williams Red Hawk Golf and Resort $99 this demonstration class, discover how to construct your own salad bar and capture the summer season’s flavors with healthy creamy dressings, vinaigrettes and perfectly prepared vegetables. 6/11 S 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Ritchie Nothing To It! Culinary Center $50 N ative American Cooking Enjoy preparing and tasting traditional foods that nourished Native Americans for centuries in the Great Basin. With a Shoshone-Paiute tribe member as your guide, discover which natural foods are edible, which are medicinal and how harvesting and hunting are central to Native American spiritual life. Learn to cook buffalo Indian tacos, a special recipe with pinenuts harvested locally and juniper tea, then sample your creations. $25 materials fee 5/19 TH 6 - 9 p.m. Rupert Damonte Ranch High School 117 $69 “I loved the local flavor and the interesting cultural stories.” – Gail O., Native American Cooking student Indian Lamb Dishes Learn different ways to make lamb with unique spices such as cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, garlic and others. Enjoy the meaty dish you create with a tantalizingly rich curry. $25 materials fee 5/26 TH 6 - 8:30 p.m. Zed Damonte Ranch High School 117 $79 Make Perfect Limoncello Learn to make this delicious Italian citrusbased lemon liqueur that is served chilled. This refreshing libation is equally pleasing as a palate cleanser or an after-dinner drink. Supplies required. 6/13 M 1 - 3 p.m. Hunter TMCC Meadowood Center 103 $49 Food and Beverage NEW! Sauces and Marinades Craft the delicious sauces you love and leave their bottled counterparts behind. Explore essential ingredients needed for a variety of dressings and learn how to jazz them up for any occasion or mealtime pairing. Begin with a basic seafood sauce, then delve into a barbeque sauce recipe that can be whipped up in minutes. Discover how to make international favorites with a rich peanut sauce perfect for fresh spring rolls or mix up an Italian-style dressing that goes well with dishes of all types. Learn tips for converting sauces to marinades or top dressings and sample small bites with your creations. $20 materials fee 5/18 W 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Graham Galena High School 310 $59 Summer Salads Immerse yourself in the bounty of the summer season. Learn from an acclaimed chef how to create a sumptuous grilled pita Greek salad and a flank steak salad with a pineapple ginger vinaigrette. In EPIC financially supports itself through its class enrollments, not tax dollars. So, if a class doesn’t have enough registrations several days prior to its start date, it will be cancelled. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to take that interesting class only to find that it’s not being offered. Visit and click on “Register Now” or call 829-9010. REGISTER TODAY! TMCC is an EEO/AA institution. For details, visit

Register 24/7 at 8 B e Your Own Barista Boost your java know-how and discover how to brew your favorite roasts like a pro. Explore the many bean varietals and processing methods each major region has to offer and discuss the recommended brewing methods of each. Save a trip to the cafe and delve into proper espresso shot extraction and practice milk spinning for specialty drinks like lattes and cappuccinos. Embrace your inner barista as you gain hands-on experience with a Chemex coffee maker, v60 single cup pour-over, French press and more. Take home a bag of local coffee to complement your favorite brewing method. $10 materials fee 7/16 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Trujillo Hub Coffee Roasters $59 NEW! Winemaking for Beginners Expand your love of vino and make your own giftworthy wines. Get to know the basics of winemaking as you discuss the fermentation process, the importance of sanitation, clarification and filtration, and more as you learn how to craft clean, drinkable wines. Get to know aging requirements and sample wine from various stages of the winemaking process. $10 materials fee 8/6-8/20 S 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. Ross TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $99 Health and Wellness NEW! C onquer Travel Anxiety Travel gives us insights that we can’t gain any other way. Get the most out of your journeys with less stress by learning your personal triggers, reducing your exposure to dangerous situations, and practicing safety and etiquette techniques. Plan a pre-trip checklist and find out how positive thinking can help you get the most joy from your vacations. 6/13 M 6 - 9 p.m. Dages TMCC Meadowood Center 324 $49 NEW! Mindfulness Experience less stress as you discover how to better live in the moment. Explore how taking thoughts, feelings, behaviors and habits captive can lead to an awareness of how they influence your level of happiness. Using basic principles based in cognitive behavioral therapy, practice stress reduction techniques, mind-body exercises and yoga movements to create a comprehensive plan for your daily life. 6/22-7/27 W 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cole Great Basin Behavioral Health $79 Food and Beverage • Health and Wellness Self Hypnosis Increase relaxation, release bad habits and enhance your mental well-being through practicing proven hypnosis techniques. Discuss how habits, behaviors and beliefs are formed and how to change them. Develop effective affirmations to help you reduce stress, achieve goals, enhance health, boost positive thinking and much more. 5/26-6/9 TH 3 - 6 p.m. Maehl TMCC Meadowood Center 324 $99 NEW! M editative Yoga Experience healthier mind and body moments in your everyday life with meditative methods and the gentle movements of yoga. Break down common thought processes and the emotional experiences in your life and discover how to develop routines that reduce anxiety, build favorable habits and assist in stress reduction. Experience presence of thought, feeling and action exercises as you learn complementing yoga movements for relaxation. Practice visualization and mindfulness techniques designed for better wellness in every aspect of your life. 8/10-9/14 W 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cole Great Basin Behavioral Health $79 Sugar Busters Cultivate healthier eating habits by learning how to eliminate excess sugar. Review scientific studies about the effects of sugar on the brain and body overall. Discuss the wellness impacts of sugar and sugar substitutes and how their consumption increases the likelihood of obesity, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Explore delicious foods that will not only keep you full, but will satisfy any sweet tooth, as well as delicious sugar alternatives like Stevia and monk fruit. Craft a personalized meal plan and gain valuable tips to help you stay away from unnecessary sugars. 8/17 W 6 - 9 p.m. Swackhamer TMCC Meadowood Center 324 $49 “Everyone should take this class; more people need to have this information.” – Sugar Busters student The TMCC Foundation needs you! Every day, alumni, friends and community partners are investing in TMCC’s students. From scholarships to equipment and capital needs, gifts to the TMCC Foundation impact our community and the lives of our students. If you would like to make a difference, please contact the TMCC Foundation at 673-8262 or

Questions? Call 775-829-9010 9 Health Career Certificates • Home and Garden Health Career Certificates Clinical Medical Assistant Make a difference by providing quality care to patients while serving an integral role on a health care team. In this accelerated program taught by an experienced CMA, gain the knowledge you need to pass the national certification exam and build the real-life skills to join this in-demand industry. Enjoy the flexibility of working in private practice, hospital or clinic. During 156 hours of lecture and handson labs, discover how to measure patients’ vital signs, administer medication and injections, maintain medical recordkeeping and prepare specimens for laboratory testing. Find out how to prepare clients for examinations and treatments. In addition, learn about diagnostic testing, phlebotomy, pharmacology and the cardiac life cycle. Upon successful completion, you can sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Examination, which is included in your class tuition. Locally, workers in this field can earn an average of $18.07 per hour. Source - EDAWN (Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada) Emsi Industry Data, 2022. 7/11-10/5 M-W 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. TMCC Meadowood Center 210 $3,999 Pharmacy Technician Serve as an important connection between pharmacist and patient, whether you’re in a hospital, pharmacy or other health care setting. Working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, ensure medications are filled correctly in a timely fashion and assist in the measuring, mixing, counting and labeling of dosages. During this 70hour program, you’ll gain the knowledge to take the Pharmacy Technician Board Exam and be on your way to a fulfilling career. Learn relevant medical terminology, discover how to read and interpret prescriptions, and get to know drugs by generic and brand names. Find how to calculate dosages, IV flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, billing and reimbursement. Locally, workers in this field can earn an average of $18.07 per hour. Source - EDAWN (Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada) Emsi Industry Data, 2022. 7/11-9/14 M, W 5:30 - 9 p.m. TMCC Sierra Bldg. 115 $1,599 Community Health Worker Online Certificate Enjoy the flexibility of this 60-hour online program while gaining the skills to become a non-medical health provider. Make a difference in your community by facilitating access to housing, food, education, employment, civil rights and health care resources. Learn how to evaluate a client’s needs, create a plan to address them, and explore HIPAA guidelines for client rights and confidentiality, required documentation and reporting, and safe boundaries for interpersonal relationships. Understand your advocacy role by developing community resources and partnerships. Learn how to be sensitive to ethnic, cultural, religious and gender diversity and case management strategies that will best serve your clients. Find out how to navigate the Nevada healthcare system and promote healthy living through nutrition and disease prevention. Understand the importance of time management and manage your self-care with coping skills that reduce the stress of emotional attachment and help you debrief difficult cases. Locally, workers in this field can earn an average of $22.32 per hour. Source - EDAWN (Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada) Emsi Industry Data, 2022. Noel Online $879 Home and Garden NEW! W inemaking for Beginners Expand your love of vino and make your own giftworthy wines. Get to know the basics of winemaking as you discuss the fermentation process, the importance of sanitation, clarification and filtration, and more as you learn how to craft clean, drinkable wines. Get to know aging requirements and sample wine from various stages of the winemaking process. $10 materials fee 8/6-8/20 S 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. Ross TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $99

Register 24/7 at 10 Home and Garden • Languages and Cultures • Languages in the Workplace Gardening NEW! W ine Grape Growing Discover how to cultivate your own outdoor vineyard oasis. Get to know the many grape varietals and their needs, explore popular vineyard and trellis designs and receive expert guidance as you learn the most optimal way to set up your space and begin construction. Explore the fundamentals of planting, training and pruning your vines and find out how to protect your crop from weeds, pests, diseases and drought conditions. Discuss soil analysis, municipal regulations and agricultural sustainability as you delve into growing this luscious fruit. 5/7-6/18 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Russell TMCC Meadowood Center 320 $109 Gardening Is for the Birds Become a backyard birdwatcher by creating an environment that brings these feathered friends to you. Find out which plants attract birds, both migratory and resident species who seek food and shelter. As you learn how to successfully grow these plants, you will also learn to identify some of our most common visitors. Delve into bird habitats and their diets and the best plants to support birds’ wellbeing. 5/7 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adams TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $49 High Desert Plant Selection When shopping for plants, your choices can seem overwhelming with so many wonderful varieties out there. Save yourself time, money and frustration by learning which ones will thrive in your yard. Become comfortable with the more common plants generally seen growing in our area and how to select the best plants at a nursery or retail outlet. Delve into ornamental plants, including annuals, perennials, vines, shrubs and trees. Bring your gardening questions. 5/21 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adams TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $49 View our high desert gardening video at Organic Gardening Implementing natural gardening methods can be rewarding, productive and save you money. Gain tips from a master gardener on growing and maintaining quality plants and vegetables, while decreasing water use and increasing your plant production. Find out how to limit the amount of chemicals you use as well as how to attract beneficial insects to your yard. 6/11 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adams TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $49 “I learned a lot of tips of how to improve my gardening skills.” – Cindy A., Gardening student Low Water Gardening Water is a precious and expensive resource. Instead of letting your yard wither and die, try a xeriscape or low water garden and enjoy a more attractive alternative to an all-gravel or sagebrush garden. Save time on maintenance by using plants that are naturally adapted to dry climates and our mountainous environment. Become familiar with the wide range of plant textures and colors. You’ll find this class beneficial whether you are starting from scratch, redoing your landscaping or seeking to enhance your existing garden with native and native-like plants. 8/27 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adams TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $49 Languages and Cultures For international cuisine classes, please see Food and Beverage on page 7. T raditions of the Great Basin Tribes Experience the rich culture and traditions of the Washo, Northern and Southern Paiute and Western Shoshone tribes. Learn about the history and territory of each Great Basin tribe. Discuss the similarities between each people’s way of life, spirituality and arts, as well as how those customs have influenced the Great Basin through the years. Take part in hands-on demonstrations of tribal artisanry including baskets, cradleboards, weaponry and more. Delve into the meanings of traditional and modern dance styles from each group, then end the class by watching an Eagle Dance. 5/20 F 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Rupert TMCC Meadowood Center 116 $59 American Sign Language Explore a unique way to nonverbally communicate with others. ASL is a beautiful and expressive language used by the American Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Learn the alphabet, numbers, common phrases and questions, and how to structure sentences. Put your new knowledge to use by attending a sign language gathering of Nevada’s Deaf community members and students. 6/15-7/20 W 6 - 8 p.m. Doyle TMCC Meadowood Center $139 View our video on American Sign Language at EPIC financially supports itself through its class enrollments, not tax dollars. So, if a class doesn’t have enough registrations several days prior to its start date, it will be cancelled. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to take that interesting class only to find that it’s not being offered. Visit and click on “Register Now” or call 829-9010. REGISTER TODAY!

Questions? Call 775-829-9010 11 C reate a Living Trust Discover the benefits of this legal document, such as discreet property transfer, and how it can help you. Break down what a trust really is and how its operation differs from that of a will. Learn the basic legal terminology you need and gain step-by-step instruction on how to prepare your own. Discuss what to do after your trust has been created and make plans for yearly estate maintenance. 6/27 M 6 - 9 p.m. Wheeler, JD TMCC Meadowood Center 320 $49 Music and Performing Arts Guitar, Beginning If you’ve never played or have less than six months of experience playing, join us to build your playing skills. Learn beginning chordal accompaniment basics, including open position and barre chord vocabulary. Also practice easy strum patterns, chart navigation and songbook use. You’ll play rock, rhythm and blues, country, folk, classical and blues songs. Book, guitar and music stand required. 5/4-6/29 W 6 - 7:25 p.m. Trotter TMCC Meadowood Center 320 $129 Languages in the Workplace • Money and Investing • Music and Performing Arts ASL Beginner Plus Build upon the signs and phrases learned in our American Sign Language class by boosting your ASL fingerspelling skills and practicing new words. Increase your ability to communicate by learning more signs within the topics of family, relationships and items in and around the house. 7/27-8/31 W 6 - 8 p.m. Doyle TMCC Meadowood Center $139 Languages in the Workplace Spanish for Healthcare Professionals In this introductory Spanish course, students will practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the Spanish language. Emphasis will be placed on the practical knowledge of the language in the clinical and healthcare setting. Additionally, students will develop a deeper cultural understanding and appreciation of the Latinx population. 5/2-5/23 M, W 6 - 7:30 p.m. Sesgundo TMCC Meadowood Center 116 $99 Spanish-English Translation and Interpretation Certificate Become a professional English Spanish interpreter or translator in this 45-hour career certificate program. This class will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the art of translation. Students will learn the most important parts of translation, methodology and application. Plenty of practice will be provided through in-class presentations, homework assignments and translation projects. Students must be proficient in English and Spanish in oral and written forms. This class is facilitated in Spanish by a highly successful, local translation specialist. $30 materials fee 6/4-8/27 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Griggs TMCC Meadowood Center 104 $599 Money and Investing B lockchain and Cryptocurrency Technology is changing how we run our businesses and pay for products and services. Blockchain is not just cryptocurrency and is being used in some of the top levels of business logistics including asset tracking, data ownership, privacy and identity. Gain a basic understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin. Discuss this emerging technology, understand its place in the modern world and discover its pros and cons. Major companies such as American Express, CISCO and IBM use the Hyperledger blockchain technology as a low-cost solution, eliminating transaction fees. 5/16 M 6 - 9 p.m. Jones TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $49 Buying and Selling Real Estate in Today’s Market You can succeed in the current housing market. Explore the factors that drive it and find out if now is a good time to buy or sell your home. Discuss how to take action at the right time with the best price. Identify the repairs, remodels and upgrades that will produce the largest gains. Decide whether you want to work with an agent, and discuss marketing and staging techniques to attract potential buyers. 5/12 TH 6 - 9 p.m. Smith TMCC Meadowood Center 320 $49

Register 24/7 at 12 Music and Performing Arts • Online Courses • Outdoors Guitar, Advanced Take your guitar abilities to the next level by discovering how to play many musical styles. Expand your playing skills by integrating advanced rhythm guitar techniques and understanding its vocabulary. Practice lead guitar tabs and scales, and play popular songs all the way through. Learn and play songs from rock, country, rhythm and blues, folk, jazz, classical and other styles. Spend time jamming with your classmates. Book, guitar and music stand required. 5/4-6/29 W 7:45 - 9:30 p.m. Trotter TMCC Meadowood Center 320 $149 Ukulele Experience the joy of creating your own music with this beginner-friendly instrument. Learn the basics, from finger positions on the frets to strumming along to your favorite songs. Play pieces in a variety of styles including folk, rock, country, classical and ensemble. Practice note and rhythm playing and find out how to read sheet music. 6/2-9/8 TH 6 - 7:30 p.m. Holloman Aria School of Music & Art $119 Harmonica Have fun playing music in a group setting without having to read music. Enjoy this highly portable instrument as you enhance your lung capacity and reduce stress. Experiment with a variety of harmonica genres in this fun and engaging class. Please bring a harmonica in the key of C- preferably a Lee Oskar or Hohner Special 20. $10 materials fee 6/4-6/18 S 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Penick TMCC Meadowood Center 324 $69 Online Courses • Business Development Representative Certificate, page 4 • Community Health Worker Certificate, page 9 • Data Analyst Certificate, page 4 • Google IT Support Professional Certificate, page 4 • Python Developer Certificate, page 5 TMCC EPIC also offers online classes/ certificates in partnership with the nation’s finest online class providers. To learn about these classes, visit, click on Courses Offered, then Online Courses. Outdoors F ly Fishing for Beginners Discover the serenity this sport offers by learning from an experienced local guide. Get to know the equipment selection process, knot tying, entomology, insects and the flies that imitate them, casting stroke and techniques. Gain in-depth knowledge of fishing area waters. To ensure maximum personal attention, this class is open only to the first 6 who register. $40 materials fee 5/14 S 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OR 5/21 S 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OR 6/4 S 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wharton Hidden Valley Regional Park $69 Mother Lode Gold Panning Find out why this is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in the country. Take in the beauty of a Sierra river while you practice your gold-finding skills. Must provide own transportation. Save $10 when you register for gold panning and gold sluicing at the same time. $10 materials fee Lecture: 6/6 M 7 - 8:30 p.m. Field Trip: 6/11 S 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mela TMCC Meadowood Center 320 $69 Gold Sluicing Prerequisite: Mother Lode Gold Panning. Learn how to use the river’s flow to find more gold. Building upon your prior experience, practice sluicing and other prospecting techniques. Must provide own transportation. Save $10 when you register for gold panning and gold sluicing at the same time. Lecture: 6/20 M 7 - 8:30 p.m. Field Trip: 6/25 S 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mela TMCC Meadowood Center 320 $69 R ock Hounding Discover the fascinating world of rock collecting through a hands-on lecture and field trip. Learn how to identify minerals and rocks, where to dig for them and what tools are helpful. Examine local specimens, learn how to research their properties, discuss safety and etiquette, and learn about what you can do with the rocks you collect. Take your newfound knowledge out into the field with an expert from the Reno Gem and Mineral Society. Enjoy the outdoors and explore sites you’ve never been to before. Supplies required. Lecture: 5/12 TH 6 - 8 p.m. AND Field Trip: 5/14 S 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. OR Lecture: 8/11 TH 6 - 8 p.m. AND Field Trip: 8/13 S 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jackson TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $79 Geology: Carson Pass Discover how our majestic mountains were formed during this field trip. Learn about area glaciation, earthquake faults and more. Then tour with a geologist to visit fascinating features in Genoa, Carson River, Hope Valley and Red Lake. We will also discuss regrowth cycles after forest fires. Enjoy collecting cool rocks and discussing area history. 6/25 S 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Iwahashi Carson Pass $99 “This class enhanced my knowledge of local geology.” - David B., Geology student