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About Our Programs

The Community Education department offers a wide variety of personal enrichment courses for our community. We offer affordable one-session and short-term courses designed to help people discover a new passion or seek a new skill.

Culinary

Cool Summertime Dessert
One of the best summertime desserts is a cold cream pie. This class will teach you how to make a graham cracker crust, the gorgeous pastry cream filling, and real sweet whipped cream. Truly a decadent way to enjoy a summer evening with family and friends. This class will take place in a professional college teaching kitchen that uses a wide variety of ingredients. If you have concerns about food allergies, please contact the Chef ahead of time. Please wear comfortable flat shoes and bring along an apron, if you have one. We all will pitch in to help with a quick clean up to tidy up our spaces. Materials fee: $5 payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Students are responsible for following all college policies including the Code of Conduct.

Brockton | SC222 | 51673 | $29
Saturday | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5/21/2022
Instructor: Jeanne Curtis

About Our Instructor
Jeanne Curtis earned an A.S. from Newbury College and an M. Ed from Cambridge College, and joined the Culinary Arts Department at Massasoit Community College in 2004. Prior to her tenure at Massasoit, Jeanne taught baking and pastries for 20 years at Newbury College.


Additional Courses

Kids Academy


In partnership with BlackRocket, the Community Education department is now offering online STEAM enrichment courses for youth ages 8 – 14.

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  • Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game
    Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
    *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a 64-bit operating system.
  • 3D Game Design with Unity
    Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
    *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a 64-bit operating system.
  • Code Breakers
    Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
    Ages 8-11 and 11-14
    *Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.
  • Code Your Own Adventure!  Interactive Storytelling
    Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and Twine scripting syntax. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
    *Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.
  • Inventor’s League - Prototyping for the Future!
    Become an inventor of the future! Learn ‘rapid prototyping’ and problem solving as you conceptualize and design a product to solve a critical global issue. Each day begins with inspirational profiles of young inventors, such as the eleven-year-old who coded a robot to find victims of natural disasters. Next, research a problem to tackle in medicine, architecture, the environment, or a topic of your choosing. Once your vision is complete, learn how to draft 2D designs, create 3D models, and develop a website to pitch your ideas to the class. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14                        
    *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.
  • JavaScript Developer Jam
    Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
    *Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.
  • Make Your First Video Game!
    If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14                                         *Compatible with Windows OS only.  
  • UPDATED! Minecraft® Designers
    If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, design structures to share between worlds, build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
    *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.  Purchase Minecraft Java Edition
  • Minecraft® Modders
    Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
    *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.  Purchase Minecraft Java Edition
  • UPDATED! Minecraft® Redstone Engineers
    Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level!  Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible.
    Ages 8-11 and 11-14
    *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Purchase Minecraft Java Edition 
  • Python Programmers
    Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, YouTube, and the CIA?  ​Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games.  Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!​   Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years​.
    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
    *Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.
  • ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs!
    Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14                                         *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.
  •  ROBLOX® Makers
    Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design.  Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
    *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.
  • Video Game Animation
    Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14                                         *Compatible with Windows OS only.   
  • YouTube® Content Creators
    Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixteen, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
    Ages 8-11 and 11-14
    *A webcam is required for this course and it is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.
  • NEW!  YouTube® FX MastersDo you love movies with exciting special effects, like The Avengers, Star Wars or Harry Potter? Amaze your friends by swinging a lightsaber or blasting fire from your hands and becoming a master of the illusions used by Hollywood artists to create visual effects magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends; this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level!  Student projects are available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.
    Ages 8-11 and 11-14
    *A webcam is required, compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system.
Yoga

Yoga Courses

Yoga Fundamentals Workshop
New to yoga? In this introductory workshop, students will learn some basic yoga poses (asanas) and meditation skills. Basic breathing and mindful techniques are introduced. Students will be taught and led through a slow and easy Vinyasa flow. At the end of class, students will be guided through a meditation practice. The class is designed for adult students of any age and will provide individuals an opportunity to ask clarifying questions to help support and guide their home and daily practices. Students are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and have a mat.
Brockton | FH205 | 51675 | $9
Tuesday | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
5/17/2022
Instructor: Sherry Hayes

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
This class is designed for adult students of any age and any level. Each class will begin with a vinyasa flow to develop strength and stability. Students will be guided into poses (asanas) designed to slow down the body and mind. Students will also be guided through a sampling of meditation and breathing techniques to incorporate into their own daily practice. Students are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and have a mat.
Brockton | FH205 | 51676 | $59
Tuesday | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5/24/2022 – 6/14/2022
Instructor: Sherry Hayes

Brockton | FH205 | 51677 | $59
Tuesday | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7/19/2022 – 8/9/2022
Instructor: Sherry Hayes


About Our Instructor(s)
Sherry Hayes earned a Paralegal Certificate from Stonehill College, an A.S. from Massasoit Community College, and a B.A. in Management from Eastern Nazarene College. Sherry is a certified 500-hour yoga instructor with additional certifications in Yin Yoga, Balanced Athlete "TM" Certification Level 1, and CLI Restorative Yoga. Sherry has been teaching yoga since 2019 and has been working at Massasoit Community College since 2012.


Our Courses for students 55 & older
Note: These courses were specifically designed for students 55 and older; however, students 55 and older are welcome to take any courses listed in the catalog. Please contact Sherry Hayes at shayes17@massasoit.mass.edu or 508-588-9100 x1695

More Community Reads

Come join a community of avid readers age 55 and older in this popular series of book discussions lead by distinguished MCC faculty and staff members. Offering a provocative mix of new and classic literature each semester, the course meets the third Tuesday of the month. Books are available at local and online bookstores and at most local libraries. Please note that availability may be limited, depending on the book's popularity or release date, so we recommend calling your library to confirm.

Brockton | SC155 | 51678 | $0
Tuesday | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
6/21/2022 – 8/16/2022
Instructor: Carol Cohen

June 21st - The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
July 19th - The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
August 16th - The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency Book 1 by Alexander McCall Smith.

About Our Instructor(s)

Carol Cohen earned a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.S. in Urban Planning from Boston University. She holds three Massachusetts Teacher Certifications. She has been teaching in higher education since 1981. Carol presently teaches at Lesley University in the Graduate School of Education

Sherry Hayes earned a Paralegal Certificate from Stonehill College, an A.S. from Massasoit Community College, and a B.A. in Management from Eastern Nazarene College. Sherry is a certified 500-hour yoga instructor with additional certifications in Yin Yoga, Balanced Athlete "TM" Certification Level 1, and CLI Restorative Yoga. Sherry has been teaching yoga since 2019 and has been working at Massasoit Community College since 2012.

Jeanne Curtis earned an A.S. from Newbury College and an M. Ed from Cambridge College, and joined the Culinary Arts Department at Massasoit Community College in 2004. Prior to her tenure at Massasoit, Jeanne taught baking and pastries for 20 years at Newbury College.

Note: Students registering for non-credit classes must be fully vaccinated two weeks prior to the course start date. Students must submit proof of vaccination at time of registration or may submit an accommodation request.


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