Personal Enrichment

Art student painting in class.

Do something good for yourself.

Learn a new hobby or skill, express your creativity, or learn about topics that interest you.

MTC’s Personal Enrichment courses are fun, affordable, and fast to complete. Personal Enrichment courses are offered outside of MTC’s eight Schools of Study. 

Consumer EducationShow

Discount and Couponing Strategies

ID: CECED-566

Finding values with discounts and coupons is easier than you think. Make the most of your financial resources without wasting money. Coupons and discounting are a great start to living a frugal life. We will discuss many ways and tips to save money, stretch the dollars, and reduce your spending painlessly.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Creative ArtsShow

Acrylic Painting for Fun

ID: CEART-559

Painting with acrylics is exciting, versatile, and easy as you learn to use the basic supplies and techniques to create extraordinary paintings. Instructor will lead step-by-step demonstrations from a photo of yours or one that is supplied. References will include a variety of dynamic landscapes from seaside to mountains. Demos will include how to paint flowers, clouds, grasses, water, and more for an excellent foundation in acrylic painting. See the online materials list for supplies.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Calligraphy Script

ID: CEART-570

Enjoy learning to write in traditional italic script with a calligraphy fountain pen. In the class, you'll form the alphabet, address a formal envelope, make a thank you card, make a place card, and write a short quote. See the online materials list for supplies. See the online materials list for supplies. $39

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Floral Design

ID: CEFLC-501

The fundamentals of floral arranging will give students enough basic skills to seek entry-level positions in the floral business. Introduction to materials and equipment, principles of good design, color, and specialized designs are covered.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Defensive DrivingShow

Defensive Driving

ID: CEDDC-500

Licensed drivers may take this eight-hour National Safety Council course every three years. Successful completion will remove up to four points (except DUI) on a SC driver's license, including CDL. Driver's license number and state required when registering. May reduce insurance costs. Defensive driving techniques are stressed through lectures, videos, and classroom demonstrations. NOTE: Arrive 10 minutes early. No late arrivals will be admitted. Bring a pen or pencil to class.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Financial PlanningShow

Maximize Social Security - What Boomers Need to Know

ID: CEPFP-700

Don't miss this valuable workshop designed especially for baby boomers with a focus on timing Social Security withdrawals to allow maximum retirement income. Recent legislation in Congress will be discussed. The decisions made today can have a tremendous bearing on the total benefits received over a lifetime. Couples may attend together for a single fee.

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Protecting Your Hard Earned Assets in Volatile Times

ID: CEPFP-698

Develop a master plan for a worry-free retirement. Will my nest egg survive this volatile market and the coming storms (increased taxes, inflation, market volatility, health care costs, and the debt crisis here and in Europe)? How long will my money last? Learn helpful strategies for a confident financial future in an uncertain economy. Couples may attend together for the single fee.

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Thrive Financially in Retirement

ID: CEPFP-704

If you are retired or getting close to retiring, there is much you will need to know and understand to make this the retirement you dream about. This course will teach you fundamental principles of financial planning in retirement, covering the unique challenges and opportunities that retirees face. The number one goal is to identify and fight the risks you face so that you don't outlive your money.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Food and CookingShow

Cake Decorator Professional

ID: CEKIT-522

Find out how the experts create beautiful cakes. This 18-hour certificate program prepares you with the basic cake decorating skills needed to start a cake business, obtain a position as an entry level decorator (bakery/grocery store), or for personal pleasure. Learn the perfect techniques in creating beautiful cakes using buttercream icing. You will be introduced to fondant bows. On the first night of class; bring Wilton practice board, piping tips (purchase only the tips listed on the online materials list); disposable piping bags; small pair of scissors; half sheet coated cake board; cake spatula; and a small container of prepared Wilton Decorator's Buttercream. Piping techniques will be covered on the first night of class. View the full list of supply requirements on the online materials list, but wait to purchase all supplies until after the first class.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Cookies - Decorating Techniques With Icing

ID: CEKIT-589

Become skilled at decorating holiday cookies and learn to outline, flood, pipe, and the technique of brush embroidery. Let the colorful personality of your cookies amaze and leave with the skills to create more tasty treats. Decorating skills are not necessary. Hear information to start your own decorative cookie business.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Enhance the Nutrition of Your Everyday Meals

ID: CECED-594

More flavor and more nutrients in every bite with no additional time spent! Bring your favorite comfort food recipes to class where nutritional enhancements and adjustments will be discussed and shared.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

MotorcycleShow

Advanced Rider Course

ID: CEMOT-900

The ARC may be taken by riders using any type of motorcycle. It is a one day course. There are ten riding excercises with time for discussion, breaks, and lunch. There is no formal skill test, but there is a knowledge test that may be self-scored (or may be givien as a formal, end-of-course assessment.) The overall aim is to provide rider development in the areas of risk management, decision making, riding strategies, and rider behavior and choices. This includes learner activities to foster gains in knowledge, skill, attitude, values, and habits. (Speeds are higher and maneuvers more challenging than the Basic Rider Course.) BRING YOUR OWN STREET-LEGAL MOTORCYCLE to ride in class. See online Materials List for important information.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Basic Motorcycle

ID: CEMOT-501

Learn basic motorcycle riding techniques in this beginner-level course. The motorcycle range activity includes riding on small (100-350 cc) training motorcycles. NOTES: 1) For license waiver option, present motorcycle permit at first class and pass all assessments. 2) A three-hour online e-course is required before the first class. You will be emailed a code to access this e-course. You must present certificate of e-course completion to instructor at first class. 3) You will need to pass both a written and riding assessment to receive a completion certificate. Prerequisite: Must be eligible for a motorcycle driver's license and be able to ride a bicycle. This course is not an alternate to the driver education requirement for under 18-year-old drivers. Meets the standards set by SC law for insurance discount. Half helmets are not allowed, must be full face or open face helmet.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

MusicShow

Community Drum Circle

ID: CEMUS-554

Bring your favorite hand drum and plan on some great rhythmic fun. You'll be able to learn some new patterns and share your beats with the group as well.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

Music Business: Protecting Intellectual

ID: CEMUS-557

Every day musicians have their music rights stolen or used without being properly acknowledge or compensated. This course will cover the basics of music copyright law and how to register a copyright for your music on the official site for the US Copyright Office.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

The Joy of Music

ID: CEMUS-549

Would you like to further explore the beauty of music? If so, we invite you to join us on an exciting musical expedition from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century. We will take notice of the components of music, composers, and how music has been important to people throughout history. This introductory music appreciation course will help you better understand music in relation to culture and history

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

SewingShow

Sewing I

ID: CESEW-533

Beginners and those with minimal experience will learn the practical basics and creative potential sewing offers. Learn straight and zigzag stitches, straight seams, curved seams, fabrics, and patterns. Students will complete a decorative pillow and a project with a pattern. Class will choose the final project. Sewing machine required. See the online materials list for important details and list of supplies.

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Sewing II

ID: CESEW-550

Perfect your sewing skills in this follow-up to Sewing I. Students must be able to sew, operate and bring their own sewing machines to class. Students will work on projects of their choice to enhance their skills and learn advanced techniques. See the online materials list for important details and list of supplies.

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WellnessShow

Knees, Feet, and Gait Workshop

ID: CECED-807

Learn how healthy knees and feet can improve your gait, balance and movement patterns. In this class we will assess your knees, feet, and alignment.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

WritingShow

Creative Writing Workshop

ID: CEWRT-552

New and emerging writers will explore the various techniques and process of crafting short stories, novels, memoirs, and creative nonfiction.

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.

DIY Publishing Workshop

ID: CEWRT-555

In this course, aspiring writers will learn to turn their work into published print and eBook editions that may be distributed on a variety of platforms.

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