Manchester Community College Credit-Free Programs promote lifelong learning by providing timely classes relevant to changing community needs.
We offer open enrollment career courses, workshops for professional development and classes for personal enrichment. Please see our current Credit-Free Catalog for a complete listing of courses. You can also see our methods for registration after choosing your courses.
Registration required; call 860-512-3232. For more information, or a copy of the catalog, please call 860-512-2800.
Social Media for Everyone
Nearly two-thirds of American adults use social networking sites, but given their variety and number, it can be a challenge finding the right ones to match your lifestyle and interests. Participants will learn the similarities and differences of four popular social media sites – Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn how to create and personalize an account, customize privacy settings, find friends/followers and share content such as pictures and posts. This course is intended for those who are new to social media.
CRN 20566 | Fee: $30 | 1 Tuesday | 7/11 | 6-8 PM
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
Dream Amplification and Active Imagination
Psychologist Carl Jung felt that many mysteries of the unconscious could be explored and better understood through the unconscious wisdom of dreams and imagination. Discover the difference between signs and symbols, interpretation and amplification, and practical experience and the perceived meaning they have on one’s life. Be prepared to actively engage your imagination, share your thoughts and feelings, and expand the way you see and appreciate yourself and the world around you.
CRN 20737 | Fee: $50 | 2 Wednesdays | 7/12 & 7/19 | 6-8 PM
Adventures in Autobiography
Discover and express your untold stories in this creative writing workshop. Develop the skills, confidence and inspiration to look at your life through an alternate lens, uncover new perspectives, and find fresh meaning in your life stories. For the last session, participants are encouraged to invite family and friends to hear a reading of a story they develop with the support and feedback of the instructor and fellow writers.
CRN 20730 | Fee: $120 | 5 Tuesdays | 7/25-8/22 | 6:30-8 PM
Making “Scents” of Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Basics for Home and Healthcare
Have you ever felt confused by essential oils claims? These powerful substances serve vital functions for the medicinal plants from which they are derived: wound healing, disease prevention, and immune system support, to name a few. When used properly, essential oils can benefit us in much the same ways that they benefit plants. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of aromatherapy: terminology, shelf life, storage, quality, purity, general safety, and therapeutic properties. Discover how to make your own essential oil products. Healthcare professionals and all others are welcome. Materials fee: $5, payable to instructor at the beginning of class, for aromatherapy supplies.
CRN 20735 | Fee: $30 | 1 Saturday | 7/29 | 1-4 PM