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Continuing Education

Learn something new in just a few weeks without the pressure of tests or grades!


On Campus and Online Offerings for Busy Professionals,

plus other Job Training Opportunities at MAC

MS Word 2010 Level 1: $60, plus text

Learn to create and edit documents and format text and paragraphs in this thorough introduction to MS Word.  You must be able to navigate your desktop and have basic computer skills to take this class.

Sept 27-Oct 6  Tue/Thu   6:00 – 8:30 pm


MS Excel 2010 Level 1: $60, plus text

Students learn how to format a worksheet, work with formulas and functions and create charts in this beginner class. You must have strong computer skills to take this class.

Oct 18-27   Tue/Thu     6:00 – 8:30 pm


MS Excel 2010 Level 2: $60, same text

Building on the intro class, students learn how to analyze data using formulas, manage workbook data and use and analyze table data.

Nov 8-17     Tue/Thu     6:00 – 8:30 pm 


Advanced Excel 2010: $60, plus text

Experienced students who have already mastered formulas and functions will explore data analytic tools and advanced features of Excel that will help them query and analyze large sets of data through V-lookup, Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts. Students in this fast-paced class will also learn the basics of writing macros to automate processes.

Nov 29-Dec 8   Tue/Thu  6:00 – 8:30 pm

Adobe InDesign CS6: $95

You'll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software program to design and create professional-quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more. You'll discover that you don't have to be a designer to produce professional-quality documents!

Offered Monthly     


Creating Mobile Apps: $95

Do you want to make mobile apps that run on iPhone and iPad, as well as on Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone- without learning five different programming languages! In this course, you'll learn how to imagine, design, build and optimize a cross-platform mobile app using the latest HTML5 standards.

Offered Monthly     


Marketing on a Shoestring: $95

Learn how to use the same marketing tricks big companies employ—without making a big dent in your wallet. As you build your customized marketing plan step-by-step, you'll discover how to attract your target audiences, entice customers to buy your product or service and keep buyers coming back for more. You'll get tips on evaluating and tracking results to fine-tune your approach. Best of all, the strategies you'll learn fit into any budget—some are free! 

Offered Monthly     

Creating a Successful Business Plan: $95

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. With the support of your instructor and a network of like-minded students, you'll work through all of the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. And most importantly, you will have completed the first--and most difficult--step on the path to small business success.

Offered Monthly     

Accounting Fundamentals: $95

Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more. Includes hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales tax and more.    

Offered Monthly    


QuickBooks: $95

Use the power of QuickBooks to take control of your business accounting! Learn how to set up a chart of accounts, pay bills, invoice customers, create receipts, discover how to track accounts payable and receivable, manage assets, control inventory and generate estimates and reports. (A basic understanding of accounting is required.)

Offered Monthly     


Business Finance for
Non-Finance Personnel: $95

Are you interested in making better business decisions to increase your company's profits? In six weeks, you will significantly improve financial understanding and learn how to use that knowledge to develop successful business strategies and make better business decisions.

Offered Monthly     


Introduction to Business Analysis: $95

The days of making critical business decisions by instinct or coin toss are long gone. This course will teach you powerful quantitative methods that will have you making better, more informed, and more effective business decisions. (Must be proficient in basic Algebra to be successful in this class.)

Offered Monthly     


Employment Law Fundamentals: $95

Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate, and manage employees.  You'll gain an inside view of the law with court examples, real situations, and prevention strategies that prepare you to effectively resolve workplace issues. You'll learn effective communication techniques, negotiation strategies, and what to expect if you do go to court.

Offered Monthly  


Achieving Success with Difficult People: $95

Do you know people whose behavior makes completing even the simplest tasks difficult? Do you want to have successful relationships with difficult bosses, co-workers, students, neighbors or family members? Join this class and get helpful information for understanding yourself, solving people problems, improving your relationships and productivity.

Offered Monthly   


The job training opportunities listed here take one year or less to complete and are offered through other departments within Mineral Area College.

Train for a New Career
in 4 to 20 Weeks


Contact Tina Miller at 573.518.3840 for: 

-Pharmacy Technician

-Certified Logistics Technician

-Certified Pneumatic Technician

-Certified Industrial Hydraulic -MechanicMobile Hydraulic Mechanic

-IFPS -Connector & Conductor

-Certified Production Technician

TUITION-FREE FOR MOST APPLICANTS and FINANCING AVAILABLE. Contact Amanda Kennedy at 573.518.2238 for:

-CDL Truck Driving (new class every 3 wks)

*Train for the Following Careers in One Year or Less


FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE for Qualifying Applicants

-Business Management Child -Development Associate Computer -Networking Law Enforcement Academy

-Electrical/Electronics Technology

-Emergency Medical Technician Fire -Science Horticulture Services Industrial -Maintenance Administrative Assistant -Medical Coding Paramedic Technology -Practical Nursing - LPN

-Renewable Energy Technology


*Click to Apply through Admissions