State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce fall schedule of professional and enrichment courses is now available online at

The following are some of the courses that start between Aug. 31 and Sept. 16.

• Beginning Country Line Dance will meet from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays for seven weeks beginning Aug. 31 in Hopkins Student Center, Room 714. This course is for people who like to dance but may not have a partner. Students will learn popular and current line dances. Cost is $59; instructor is Mary Donnell-Brown.

• Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class A Truck Driving Academy is a four-week program designed to train new truck drivers how to drive, the rules and regulations of the road and how to keep driving logs. It includes about 40 hours of classroom time and 160 hours of driving time. Students must have a CDL permit and pass drug and health screenings before starting. Programs begin monthly; the next one begins Sept. 4 in Fielding Technical Center, Room 245. Upon completion, students will be prepared to earn a Class A CDL. Go to for details and application. Instructor is Gary Willis.

• Beginning Country and Western Dance will meet from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays for seven weeks beginning Sept. 5 in Hopkins Student Center, Room 714. It is designed for beginners and people who just want to brush up on their skills. It teaches basic steps and simple variations of some of the most popular country and western dances. Students may attend alone or with a partner. Smooth-soled shoes are recommended. Cost is $49; instructors are Mary Donnell-Brown and Travis Goosen.

• Yoga classes will meet from 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks beginning Sept. 5 in Hopkins Student Center, Room 714. Students should wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or rug. Cost is $39 for eight sessions; instructor is Irene Renauld.

• Yogalates, a fusion of yoga and Pilates, will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks beginning Sept. 5 in Hopkins Student Center, Room 714. It offers stretching and strengthening of all major muscles and can calm the mind and spirit. Students should wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. Cost is $39 for eight sessions; instructor is Sue Guffin. A 15 percent discount is applied if enrolling in three or more yoga, Yogalates or PIYO sessions at the same time prior to the start of class.

• Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt B class will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 6, 20, 27, and Oct. 4 in Davis Multipurpose Center, Room 119. This class is for beginners and seasoned quilters looking for an easy quilt pattern. The first meeting will be 90 minutes and will cover the supply list and fabrics required for the project, so note-taking materials are needed; homework will be required. The remaining three sessions will last three hours each using your sewing machine and hand stitching. Do not purchase fabric or supplies until after the first class. Cost is $60; the instructor is Rebecca Schnakenberg.

• PIYO, a combination of Pilates, yoga and nonstop movement, will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 6 for four weeks in Hopkins Student Center, Room 714. The second session in the first week will meet on Friday Sept. 8 because of Labor Day. This low-impact, music-driven, body-sculpting workout strengthens muscles, increases flexibility and improves balance and mobility. Cost is $39; instructor is Kim Windle.

• Cricut with Me (Beginner), a fun, interactive class that uses Cricut Explore, a smart cutting machine and various apps, will meet from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays for three weeks starting Sept. 12 in Fielding Center, Room 229. A Cricut Explore machine will be available to share if participants do not have their own machine. Bring card stock, patterned paper, scissors, adhesive, Cricut mat and tools to the class; computers will be available for use. An intermediate and advanced class will be held in October and November. Cost is $39; instructor is Janell Allred.

• Continuous Strand Weaving on a Tri-Loom class will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 27 in Fielding Center, Room 253. Continuous strand weaving is easy to do using center-pull balls of yarn; beginners are welcome. Two-foot looms will be used to create a sample-sized project for a large doll, table accent or joined with other pieces to make a shawl or throw. Participants should bring a crochet hook, scissors and a ball winder if they have one. Yarn will be provided, and looms will be available with a $25 deposit fee that will be refunded at the end of class or used to purchase the loom. Cost is $59; instructor is DeAnna Amos of Misty Woods Products.

• Sign Language I is an eight-week course held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays starting Sept. 13 in Fielding Center, Room 253. No class will be held on Oct. 25. Participants will learn the manual alphabet and how to sign exact English (S.E.E.) to develop conversational skills. A workbook will be provided. Cost is $119; instructor is Marsha Campe.

• Motorcycle Basic Rider Course will meet Sept. 15-17 on the Sedalia campus. The class meets from 6-10 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The course is geared for beginning or re-entry riders and has a list of requirements. Cost is $199; instructor is Chuck Buck, certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program. The next course will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

• Ladies Handgun I is a one-day, six-hour class that will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 16 at Black Dawn Industries LLC. This course is for new and experienced shooters and will cover stance, grip, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control, draw stroke, reloading, stoppage clearing drills, and cleaning and maintaining the firearm. Class size is limited to 18; a supply list is available upon enrollment. Cost is $79; qualified instructors and range facilities provided by Black Dawn, 1511 North Ohio, Sedalia.

For more information and to register online go to, call (660) 530-5822 or email


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