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Keep these facts in mind when registering online:

  • Credit card payment is required when registering for Continuing Education Courses online. You may use your MasterCard, VISA and American Express card. If you prefer to use cash or check, you may register by mail or in person. View other registration options.

  • To complete your registration online, you will be required to provide your social security number. If you prefer to not provide this information, you may register by mail or in person. View other registration options.

  • If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have a high school release in order to register and will not be able to register online. Please call 828-694-1735 to find out more information.

  • Important: Special registration procedures apply to Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, EKG, Medical Assistant, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services courses. Please visit the Healthcare page, the Law Enforcement page or the Emergency Services page for more information.

If you have any questions regarding registering for a continuing education class, please contact us by email at ewdce@blueridge.edu or call 828-694-1735.

NOTE: If a class is listed in the schedule below but the start date has passed, you may still be able to join the class.

Step 1

Search for your Course
Type a word into the search box describing the kind of course you want. (For example, Watercolor, Language, Business, Computer, etc.) If you don't see what you're looking for, try typing in only the first few letters of a word, or try related words. You may also search by the course number or title of the course.

Step 2

Review the Results
A course list will appear based on the search words or course number you entered. Click on the up/down arrows in each column to sort the list by course title, location, course number, start/end dates or instructor. You can click on the Title to get a more detailed description of the course, or on the Location to get more information about the location of the course. To return to the full list of classes, or start your search over again, simply delete the words you typed in the search box and the full list of courses will reappear.

Step 3

Select Your Course
Select the box beside the course you want to have added to your “shopping cart”. Deselect the box to remove a course from your cart or simply remove it under the selected classes at the bottom.

Step 4

Complete the Registration Process
At the bottom of the screen, click Proceed to Checkout to be directed to WebAdvisor, where you will officially sign up and pay for your course.


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Student information is not automatically updated when a course registration is received through the online registration process.

For assistance or to make changes to your student information, please email us at ewdce@blueridge.edu or call (828) 694-1735.


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Course Title Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Seats taken/open Price
WAT-8203-501Water and Wastewater DisinfectionHenderson County07/31/201807/31/2018J. Edwards10/5$70.00Approved by NC DENR for six (6) recertification hours for water and wastewater operators. Examines common methods of disinfection and the risks associated with each type. Provides training on disinfection processes and methods along with proper methods for handling a given disinfectant in an emergency. Please bring your operator certification card(s)to class.
AUT-8327-437Vehicle Safety InspectionTransylvania County07/23/201807/24/2018J. Galloway6/12$71.30Become a licensed Vehicle Safety Inspector or renew an existing license. This course meets the training requirements for the Auto Safety Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. A mechanic must attend an 8-hour safety course and pass a state certification exam administered in class to become a licensed inspector. A NC Vehicle Safety Inspection Regulations Manual is available in the class for study purposes. Register early as class size is limited.
AUT-8321-433OBD Emission Inspection CertificationTransylvania County07/25/201807/26/2018J. Galloway5/13$71.30Become a licensed Auto Emission/OBD inspector or renew an existing license. This course meets the training requirements for the Auto Emission Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. A mechanic must attend an 8 hour emission course and pass a written and hands-on state certification exam administered in class for both certification and recertification. Students will be required to conduct an emissions inspection of a motor vehicle during class to successfully complete the course. Register early, class size is limited.
SEF-8927-403Electronic Notary PublicTransylvania County07/26/201807/26/2018G. Gavalas2/18$80.00Become an electronic notary with this mandatory four-hour course. Successful participants must currently hold a valid commission as a notary public in North Carolina and score at least 80% on the final exam. Participants are required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license. This course is designed for instructional areas related to individuals who want to become commissioned as an electronic notary. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act set forth in the General Statue 10B Article 2. Registration fee includes the Electronic notary class booklets needed for this class.
CSP-8643-800Advanced Card MakingAthletics and Activity Center07/24/201808/14/2018A. Carroll6/2$58.30Learn how to make four different advanced cards: Infinity, Spinner, Magic Slider and Pop & Twist. Put your paper crafting skills to work. Please bring a pair of scissors with you to class. Registration fee includes the cost of materials.
CSP-8057-604Basic Rider Course II08/04/201808/04/20180/12$85.00Basic Rider II allows you to hone the technical and mental skills necessary to assure your safety and the safety of your passenger, as you ride your motorcycle.. Use your own bike on a controlled course to practice managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving. You have the option of including a passenger in this course. Discuss how to balance the mental and physical aspects of safe riding, manage risk, increase visibility and optimize your lane position. Learn about protective gear, rider responsibility, motorcycle inspection and care and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on riding. You have the option to test for a waiver card which exempts you from the NCDMV riding test portion required for full motorcycle endorsement on your license. You must still take the written test portion.
CSP-8145-604Motorcycle Passenger 2-Up07/28/201807/28/20180/12$30.00This course is designed to teach the passenger to work with the motorcycle driver rather than against. As the driver learns techniques for advanced turning, braking, and swerving, the passenger learns appropriate responses for each of these maneuvers.
CSP-8417-602Motorcycle Advanced Rider08/05/201808/05/20183/9$85.00This course is designed for experienced motorcycle riders who desire to learn and practice more in- depth riding techniques. Classroom activities use small group discussions and interactive activities to explore personal risk management strategies; options for cornering, braking and swerving; and ways to improve visual perception to identify collision traps. On-cycle range exercises provide practice in cornering, braking and swerving. There are no skills tests in this course. Participants must provide a safe, street-ready motorcycle.
CSP-8019-601Motorcycle Basic Rider08/17/201808/19/20180/12$190.00Learn the skills you need to operate a motorcycle safely in traffic, including the location and operation of your motorcycles controls. Practice riding to demonstrate you have the strength, balance, and coordination to perform straight - line riding, shifting, and turning exercises. You will also learn street riding strategies needed for riding on the highway in traffic as well as skills to avoid accidents including emergency braking, swerving, and proper cornering techniques. BRCC will provide a safe, street-ready motorcycle and must be used in this course.
CSP-8170-411Intermediate PotteryHenderson County08/16/201810/04/20185/5$136.30Take your pottery skills to the next level. If you have some experience with clay, either hand building or potter's wheel, this course is for you. Guidance and instruction will be provided at your skill level and class time will allow for independent work or structured assignments based on your interest. Clay is available for purchase at the bookstore. Tools must be provided by the student.
CSP-8070-401French for Beginners IHenderson County08/15/201810/03/20180/15$65.00This is an introductory course for persons wanting to begin the study of French. Learn to acquire the basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand French. Emphasis will be on developing conversational skills. Please bring notebook to first class.
CSP-8697-411Guitar for BeginnersHenderson County08/15/201810/03/20180/15$60.00Learn and enjoy the basic skills in guitar technique and music fundamentals through a diverse repertoire that includes popular, folk, and country styles. The class is designed for the beginning student and it is not necessary to have any previous music experience. You will need to bring a six-string acoustic guitar (can be nylon or steel strings) and music manuscript paper (staff paper) to each class session. Students will have opportunities to recommend songs of interest for the class to learn
CSP-8462-421How to Take Better PicturesTransylvania County08/15/201808/29/2018L. St. Romain0/8$61.30Learn why technique is much more important than equipment in taking good pictures. Get to know your camera, learn how to practice and avoid some common mistakes to improve your photographs.
CSP-8481-401Henderson County History & Heritage IHenderson County08/16/201810/04/20180/20$65.00Learn about Henderson County from prehistory to the Civil War. Topics will include geography and natural resources, Cherokee history and culture, Revolutionary War and treaties with the Cherokee, early settlers and backgrounds, Appalachian culture, political and economic history, agriculture, transportation, religious history, education, early communities, black history and slavery, and contributions of women.
CSP-8462-411How to Take Better PicturesHenderson County08/15/201808/29/20180/20$61.30Learn why technique is much more important than equipment in taking good pictures. Get to know your camera, learn how to practice and avoid some common mistakes to improve your photographs.
SEF-8977-411Beginning Spanish IHenderson County08/16/201810/04/20180/20$70.00Learn to acquire the basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand Spanish and the Hispanic culture. Course includes the alphabet, pronunciation, rules of stress and accent, gender and plural nouns, definite articles, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, parts of the body, personal subject pronouns, conjugation of present tense regular verbs and common conversational phrases.
SEF-8978-411Beginning Spanish ConversationHenderson County08/16/201810/04/20180/20$70.00Review the grammar and vocabulary learned in Beginning Spanish I, II, and III with conversation as the focus. Rules of stress, accent, gender, plural nouns, definite articles, personal subject pronouns, conjugation of present tense regular verbs, common conversational phrases, simple negative, interrogatives, verb 'to be,' and 'tener,' prepositions, irregular present tense verbs, cardinal and ordinal numbers, shortened forms of adjectives, possessive and demonstrative, numbers, days, months, weather, time, body parts, family,friends, occupations, clothing, city locations, ordering in a restaurant and shopping. Prerequisite: Beginning Spanish III or equivalent proficiency.
SEF-8961-908Real Estate Law-DLInternet-Based Course08/15/201810/05/2018M. Eaker2/28$90.00Explore the legal issues involved in real estate law, from investing to title examinations. You'll not only master the essentials, but you'll receive hands-on applications and examples that will show you how to use this knowledge in a day-to-day real estate practice or in personal real estate investing.
FLI-8752-431Intermediate Spanish ConversationTransylvania County08/16/201810/04/2018E. Marquez0/20$70.00This course will be a review of the grammar and vocabulary learned in the Intermediate Spanish 1, 2, and 3, with an emphasis on conversation: stem changing verbs, commands, adverbs, direct and indirect objects, gustar, 'por' and 'para', preterite tense and topical vocabulary. Prerequisite: Intermediate Spanish 3 or equivalent proficiency.
CSP-8170-401Intermediate PotteryHenderson County08/13/201810/08/20185/5$136.30Take your pottery skills to the next level. If you have some experience with clay, either hand building or potter's wheel, this course is for you. Guidance and instruction will be provided at your skill level and class time will allow for independent work or structured assignments based on your interest. Clay is available for purchase at the bookstore. Tools must be provided by the student.
SEF-8961-907Real Estate Law-DLInternet-Based Course07/18/201809/07/2018M. Eaker0/30$90.00Explore the legal issues involved in real estate law, from investing to title examinations. You'll not only master the essentials, but you'll receive hands-on applications and examples that will show you how to use this knowledge in a day-to-day real estate practice or in personal real estate investing.
SEF-9005-907Introduction to Excel 2010 - DLInternet-Based Course07/18/201809/07/2018M. Eaker1/34$90.00Learn Microsoft Excel 2010 in this fun, step-by-step online course. These lessons will teach you shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You'll learn the secrets behind writing powerful mathematical formulas and discover how to use the function wizard to quickly and automatically calculate statistics, loan payments, future value, and more. In addition, you will get tips on sorting and analyzing data, designing custom charts and graphs, creating three-dimensional workbooks, building links between files, endowing your worksheets with decision-making capabilities, and automating frequently repeated tasks with macros and buttons. This is not a tutorial, but an in-depth class where you will get training, help, and personal support from an experienced instructor as you are learning Excel basics step-by-step.
SEF-9004-907Creating Web Pages - DLInternet-Based Course07/18/201809/07/2018M. Eaker0/35$90.00Create and post your very own Web site on the Internet using HTML in this extensive, hands-on, six-week workshop. First, you will learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, with your instructor's patient guidance, you'll plan the content, structure and layout of your Web site, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics, and tables. You will also learn critical and timely information on securing the best possible location in search engine listings, and powerful no-cost or low-cost web marketing strategies.
SEF-8178-907Start Your Own Small Business - DlInternet-Based Course07/18/201809/07/2018M. Eaker1/34$90.00Learn how to take your dream of starting a business and put it into action. In this class, you'll learn everything you need to know about starting a business including start-up options, proven marketing techniques, unique financing options, and easy employee-management tips. You'll discover the secrets that separate the successful entrepreneurs from the struggling ones.
SEF-8935-907Medical Terminology - DLInternet-Based Course07/18/201809/07/2018M. Eaker1/34$90.00This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.
SEF-9006-907Complementary and Integrative HealthInternet-Based Course07/18/201809/07/2018M. Eaker1/34$144.00Learn the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing with this invigorating and informative course! You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors. It's also an excellent primer for individuals wishing to become grant writing consultants or community grant writing volunteers. Many of this course's elements also easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is included. No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you'll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals here!
SEF-8959-907Medical Term: Word Association TutorialInternet-Based Course07/18/201810/19/2018M. Eaker0/30$115.00This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes. This class is a self-paced program.
SEF-9008-907Accounting Fundamentals II-DLInternet-Based Course07/18/201809/07/2018M. Eaker0/30$90.00Build on the knowledge you gained in your introductory accounting course. In this course you will gain a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices. While it is true that accounting professionals are scarce, those with corporate accounting experience are even more rare. In Accounting Fundamentals II, you'll explore such topics as special journals, uncollectible accounts receivable, plant assets, depreciation, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, dividends, retained earnings, and various financial reports for corporations. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this is the course for you.
SEF-8008-907Paralegal Certificate Program IInternet-Based Course07/18/201809/07/2018M. Eaker0/35$75.00Paralegals, also known as legal assistants, help lawyers prepare for trials. Paralegals are responsible for investigating the facts of a case and review laws, legal decisions, and legal articles that might be relevant to the case. Paralegals may also prepare written reports, arguments, pleadings, and motions. Paralegals are also often charged with organizing and tracking files, and may also draft contracts, estate plans, agreements, and other common legal documents. Demand for paralegals continues to be strong as more and more private law offices are turning to paralegals to help them reduce costs and provide more legal services in less time. This course provides an overview of the American judicial system focusing on the origins of American law and the litigation process.

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Refund Policy
Pursuant to the North Carolina Administrative Code Title 23, Chapter 2(D) Section, 0203(d), the college shall refund registration fees under the following circumstances:

  1. If a student officially withdraws from the class prior to the first class session the student will receive a 100% refund. NOTE: Official withdrawal requires written notification received by the Continuing Education Office prior to the first class session.
  2. If a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the student will receive a 100% refund.
  3. After a class begins and a student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10% point of the scheduled class hours, the student will receive a 75% refund. NOTE: For most classes, the 10% point is the first class session. Written notification must be received by the Continuing Education Office on the 10% date or 1st class session. Insurance Fees and Computer Use and Technology Fees are non-refundable.