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Noncredit Courses

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Fall 2022 Classes at Portage Campus

Concealed Carry | $50

This course provide the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of basic handgun safety for civilian use. We will cover the legal issues of carrying and using weapons and Wisconsin CCW permit requirements and licensing. This course will qualify you to apply for the Wisconsin Concealed Carry permit. There is no live fire portion.
#33664, Portage, 10/6, Thursday, 6-10 PM

Dog Agility | $65

Unleash your dog's potential through MATC agility class! The dog and handler will be taught agility through positive motivation training methods. The dog will develop confidence and trust in the handler through proper introduction and socialization to agility obstacles. All dogs will be on leash at all times. Safety will be taught for dog and handler on agility obstacles and tunnels correctly. The dog must have required vaccinations (Click link to see list of required vaccinations) The handler must be a minimum of 12 years or older. The dog must be 12 months or older and must have some sort of obedience training for be enrolled in obedience classes. Please no aggressive dogs. There will be no corrections allowed in agility class. 
#33628, Portage, 9/8-10/13, Thursday, 5:30-6:30 PM

Dog Obedience | $65

The instructor will teach the handlers how to train their dog for a lifelong commitment to basic manners and obedience. The dog will be taught to relinquish an object, enter/exit commands, the off command, and how to retrieve. The dog will learn basic manners and obedience commands. Information will be given on dog laws, grooming, dog proofing your home, just to name a few. The dog handler must be a minimum of 12 yrs of age. The dog must have the required vaccinations, including bordetella (Kennel Cough), and written proof must be provided on the first day of class. The dog should be over 12 months old. This class is held outside and individual class sessions may be rescheduled due to weather.
#33626, Portage, 9/7-10/12, Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 PM

PC Computer Introduction | $125

Provides an overview of the PC for true beginners. Students become familiar with the keyboard, mouse, hardware terminology, and software programs. Students use desktop icons, menus, and Windows, and create and manage files, and storage media.
#33623, Portage, 9/13-10/12, Tuesday, 2:30-4:30 PM

Puppy Kindergarten | $65

This class will learn the secrets of successful puppy training. The puppies will be taught to relinquish an object, enter/exit commands, the off command, and how to retrieve. The puppy will learn basic manners and obedience commands. Information will be given on dog laws grooming, puppy proofing your home, just to name a few. The dog handler must be a minimum of 12 yrs of age. The puppy must have required vaccinations including bordetella (Kennel Cough) and written proof must be provided at the first class. The puppy should be 3 months - 12 months old. This class is held outside and individual class sessions may be rescheduled to due weather.
#33627, Portage, 9/7-10/12, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 PM

Beginning Sign Language | $145

Students learn basic skills of the American Sign Language (ASL) used by and for the deaf. This is an introductory course for those wanting to learn a second language or those who want to communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Receptive and expressive sign vocabulary building activities are introduced through class activities stressing conversational skills. Students learn basic ASL questions, commands, and simple sentences. Students practice with non-verbal/gesture activities, alphabet, and numbers.
#34025, Portage, 9/13-10/25, Tuesday, 6-8 PM

Welding | $279

This course is an introduction to welding technology. Instruction will include arc, wire feed, and oxyacetylene welding, oxy-fuel cutting, plasma ore cutting, soldering, Tig welding and safe operation of all equipment.
#33624, Portage Campus, 9/27-11/1, Tuesday, 6-9 PM

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