The Kansas City Kansas Community College Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center is offering continuing education courses that will be starting in January.
These courses will help students stretch their funds by teaching a variety of skills including cooking, how to remodel, tackle basic electrical projects or other home repairs.
“These classes teach students how to repair and maintain equipment they might use every day or many times throughout the year. From how to repair your weed eater to maintaining your vehicle to tiling your bathroom to baking or cooking quality, nutritious meals or making fun desserts and breads at the holidays,” said Rich Piper, director of the KCKCC Technical Education Center. “The biggest reason many of the continuing education students take these courses is it is fun to learn something new and put that knowledge to work. Plus they are extremely cost affordable compared with other institutions and organizations that offer this type of training.”
The classes available for the spring 2014 semester include:
- Automotive Repair. Classes include Basic Automotive Care, Cosmetic Auto Body and Small Engine Repair. Fees vary and classes begin in February.
- Forklift Certification. Fee is $350 with courses in February, March, April and May.
- Home Improvements. Classes include Basic Furniture Upholstery, Basic Home Repair and Remodeling, Beginning Cabinetmaking and Elements of Landscaping Design. Fees vary and courses start in February.
- Motorcycle Basic Repair. Fee is $95 and sessions start in February and April.
- Small Business. Classes include Major Home Appliance Repair, Residential Inspection, Residential Wiring and How to Start Your Own Home-Based Business. Fees vary, and classes start in February.
- Professional Cooking Classes. Classes include Heartwarming Soups, Introduction to Cake Decorating, Perfect Pies, Teen Cooking 101 and Preparing and Shaping Yeast Breads. Fees vary and classes start in January.
- Personal Enrichment. Classes include AutoCad/3D Model Construction and Hazard Communication, Mastercam X7, Level 1 and Mastercam X7, Level 2. Fees vary, and classes begin in February.
“With learning how to repair, remodel and maintain products the student use for various reasons, it helps the students stretch their hard earned dollar,” Piper said. “Where they used to call a company or an individual for various repairs and remodeling projects, they now can do it themselves and save on labor costs. We offer a very specific hands-on approach to learning with our students.”
All of the courses are in the evenings and are offered for noncredit. Discounts are available for those who qualify. For more information or to enroll, visit the KCKCC website at www.kckcc.edu/academics/tec/tecnoncreditcourse.aspx or call 913-288-7800.
Kelly Rogge is the public information supervisor at KCKCC.