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  • Some of the continuing education programs or courses at Blue Ridge may require or prepare students to sit for applicable licensure and/or certification examinations in North Carolina.

    Out-of-state students seeking to enroll in a program or course leading to professional licensure or certification should contact Continuing Education at Blue Ridge to discuss enrollment and professional licensure options available.

    Students may view Professional Licensure information to know which state Blue Ridge Community College’s curriculum does or does not meet that state's educational requirements.

  • Important: Special registration procedures apply to Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, EKG, Medical Assistant, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, Vision Henderson County and Vision Transylvania courses. Please visit the Healthcare page, the Law Enforcement page, the Emergency Services page or the Vision Programs 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.

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Course Title Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Seats taken/open Price
CSP-8717-412NC Concealed Carry Handgun TrainingHenderson County07/12/202107/13/2021D. Dessenberger2/10$100.00Learn the legal issues around a concealed carry permit, handgun safety, proper storage, types of handguns, how to properly clean and maintain a handgun and so much more in the NC Concealed Carry Handgun (CCH) NCDOJ Standard Course. The registration fee includes the State DOJ CCH Training guide and other materials needed for this class. No guns or live ammunition are allowed to be brought to campus for this course.
CSP-8967-411Rubber Stamping Fun TechniquesHenderson County06/22/202107/13/2021A. Carroll2/18$65.00Learn some fun rubber stamping techniques in this intermediate and hands-on course. You will also learn some various background techniques. Basic rubber stamping experience is helpful, but not required. Please bring your scissors to each class.
CSP-8977-402Creative Smartphone PhotographyHenderson County07/12/202108/09/2021S. Tourtillott4/6$60.00Increase your visual vocabulary and explore personal photography with a smartphone camera or tablet. Maximize natural lighting for serene landscapes, strong portraits, and amazing closeups. Learn the basic features of your smartphone camera for control over focus, color, contrast, exposure, and related photographic qualities. Use a free, universally compatible photo app to edit shots and explore many creative approaches. Discover other photographers' work via virtual field trips. Find inspiration, post photos, and even build a community on Instagram.
CSP-8152-411Silk Floral DesignHenderson County06/22/202107/06/20210/15$60.00Learn about silk floral design and arranging. You will develop an understanding of basic floral design for personal use and be able to design two arrangements in this course. You will be required to purchase the materials for these arrangements with an average cost of $50 to $100. The supply list will be discussed at the first class.
CSP-8657-401Pastel PaintingHenderson County06/28/202108/09/2021B. Kies5/5$75.00Enjoy learning the creative powers of pastel. You will learn to translate what you see into what you paint, through palette selection, use of certain materials, picking correct values (colors), composition, plus blending and layering of color. This course will build on different stages, starting with sketching and drawing, blocking in and building up, leading to a successful painting. Some drawing skills are preferred. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
CSP-8698-401Intermediate Pastel PaintingHenderson County06/23/202107/28/2021B. Kies3/7$75.00Expand your knowledge and skills beyond the Pastel Painting course. You will be encouraged to push your limits to achieve exciting pastel painting skills. As you focus on your drawing skills, creating effective color relationships and strong design you will continue to grow your knowledge. You will also learn wet underpaintings with sanded pastel paper in this course.
CSP-8973-511Photographing People and PetsHenderson County06/16/202106/30/2021L. St. Romain1/11$56.30Learn how to be able to create better than average photos of friends, family and pets. In this course, you will be gaining tips on how to get better images. You will also be able to brush up on composition and learn what helps make your photos look even better. This course assume that you know how to use the different settings of your dSLR or mirrorless camera.
CSP-8974-522Photographing WaterfallsTransylvania County08/04/202108/11/2021L. St. Romain0/10$56.30Gain the skills and tips to take more than a basic picture of our local waterfalls. You will learn tips on composing images, how to get that smooth look on waterfalls and what equipment will help make things easier. This course assume that you know how to use the different settings of your dSLR or mirrorless camera.
ACC-8112-431QuickBooks & Accounting BasicsTransylvania County07/27/202110/19/2021M. Thompson2/8$130.00Learn the basics of QuickBooks, a comprehensive accounting and financial software system used in many small- to mid-sized businesses. Gain the accounting basics in order to better understand the applications and processes in QuickBooks as well as the importance of applying these basics to any business. This course is relaxed, informative and for beginners and those who want to enhance their basic accounting and QuickBooks knowledge. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins.
CSP-8686-422iPad 101: Getting StartedTransylvania County06/29/202107/20/2021T. Kaczmarek1/9$60.00Getting started with your new iPad can be a challenge so this course takes learning slowly and patiently. Learn the basics to get you up and running from sending and receiving emails and text messages, surfing the Web, taking pictures, understanding your AppleID (iCloud) and installing apps. You will be using the online Apple User Guide for this course.
CSP-8019-604Motorcycle Basic RiderHenderson County07/08/202107/10/2021W. Justice11/1$190.00Learn the skills you need to operate a motorcycle safely in traffic, including the location and operation of your motorcycle's 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. Ability to ride a bicycle and have sufficient strength to handle a 300 lb. motorcycle are necessary to be successful in this course. Blue Ridge will provide a program motorcycle to you and it must be used in this course. You will be required to attend all instruction and pass a written and riding skills evaluation to successfully complete the motorcycle safety foundation course. The range training may extend past 5 p.m. depending on the progression of training.
CSP-8417-602Motorcycle Advanced RiderHenderson County07/11/202107/11/20214/8$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-8057-603Basic Rider Course IIHenderson County06/27/202106/27/20213/9$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-8057-604Basic Rider Course IIHenderson County07/18/202107/18/20210/12$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.
MLS-8874-607Notary Public EducationHenderson County07/10/202107/10/2021P. Roberts17/1$95.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolina requires those who want to be commissioned by the Secretary of State as a Notary Public to complete a course of instruction at a community college. In order to take this course, you must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You will also be required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license and be able to speak, read, and write English. This course will discuss the application process. Registration fee includes your book and materials.
MLS-8874-524Notary Public EducationTransylvania County07/28/202107/28/2021G. Gavalas10/6$95.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolina requires those who want to be commissioned by the Secretary of State as a Notary Public to complete a course of instruction at a community college. In order to take this course, you must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You will also be required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license and be able to speak, read, and write English. This course will discuss the application process. Registration fee includes your book and materials.
MLS-8874-608Notary Public EducationHenderson County08/07/202108/07/2021P. Roberts2/14$95.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolina requires those who want to be commissioned by the Secretary of State as a Notary Public to complete a course of instruction at a community college. In order to take this course, you must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You will also be required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license and be able to speak, read, and write English. This course will discuss the application process. Registration fee includes your book and materials.
SEF-8927-602Electronic Notary PublicHenderson County08/14/202108/14/2021P. Roberts1/15$80.00Become an Electronic Notary Public with this course. You will learn about the legal, ethical, and procedural requirements of the Notary Act set forth in the General Statute 10B Article 2. In order to take this course, you must currently hold a valid commission as a notary public in North Carolina. You will also be required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license and your current Notary Public number. Registration fee includes the Electronic notary class booklets.
CSP-8652-423Introduction to Digital PhotographyTransylvania County07/07/202107/28/2021L. St. Romain7/5$71.30Develop an understanding of digital photography and the skills to make successful images regardless if you own a point-and-shoot or a high-end, DSLR camera. You will begin with basic camera functions and then explore the relationship between shutter speed, aperture, and exposure. Hands-on demonstrations and a variety of assignments will help you develop your own photographic style. Bring your camera. DSLR with manual settings preferable, but not required.
AUT-8321-433OBD Emission Inspection CertificationTransylvania County08/11/202108/12/2021J. Galloway0/10$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 this course for both certification and recertification. You will be required to conduct an emissions inspection of a motor vehicle during class to successfully complete the course. Early registration is encouraged since class size is limited.
AUT-8327-433Vehicle Safety InspectionTransylvania County08/09/202108/10/2021J. Galloway2/8$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 this course to become a licensed inspector. An NC Vehicle Safety Inspection Regulations Manual is available in the class for study purposes.
FLI-8822-431French for Beginners ITransylvania County06/09/202106/30/2021G. Evans8/2$70.00Learn to acquire the basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand French. You will be working on developing conversational skills. Please bring a notebook to first class.
FLI-8823-531French for Beginners IITransylvania County07/14/202108/04/20214/6$70.00Continue to acquire more basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand French. You will be continuing to working on developing conversational skills. Please bring a notebook to first class. You must have completed French for Beginners I or have equivalent experience with speaking French to take this course.
RLS-8702-531Broker Relationships and ResponsibilitieTransylvania County07/14/202108/05/2021R. Whitaker0/15$170.00Gain 30 hours of post-licensing education in this Post 301 course. This assists the Real Estate Broker with the required training to meet the 90-hour post-licensing educational requirements set forth by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. This course consists of highlevel advanced instruction covering Agency relationships and duties to principals and third parties, working with sellers and buyers. Learn about issues confronted when agents leave or change firms with the resulting licenses and education concerns. The Commission requires that you attend a minimum of 90% of all scheduled course hours to be eligible to take the final course exam. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required NC Real Estate Manual before the course begins.
AUT-8321-417OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County07/26/202107/27/20213/6$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 this course for both certification and recertification. You will be required to conduct an emissions inspection of a motor vehicle during class to successfully complete the course. Early registration is encouraged since class size is limited.
SEF-9076-603Real Estate GENUPHenderson County07/17/202107/17/2021R. Whitaker0/25$50.00Earn your four hours to satisfy the continuing education requirement required by the NC Real Estate Commission for the General Update (GENUP). This "mandatory" update course is for anyone who is NOT currently a Broker in Charge or Broker In Charge Eligible, and who wish to maintain their license on "Active" status with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Each year the mandatory course content changes.
SEF-9075-521Real Estate BICUPTransylvania County08/13/202108/13/2021R. Whitaker0/15$50.00Earn your four hours to satisfy the continuing education requirement required by the NC Real Estate Commission to keep your Broker in charge eligibility. This course is designed for and restricted to currently designated brokers-in-charge and brokers who are broker-in-charge eligible. A broker who is not a broker-in-charge or who is not broker-in-charge eligible will not receive credit for the BICUP course through the NC Real Estate Commission. Each year the mandatory course content changes. Please see our website for more information about what the 2020-2021 course topics.
SEF-9086-603Real Estate FinanceHenderson County07/17/202107/17/2021R. Whitaker0/20$70.00Get your 4-hours of elective needed for the NC Real Estate Commission with this course. Learn about why the advertisements of new loan products, programs and governmental rules can initially seem intimidating and overwhelming. Gain the skills to prepare you to help your clients and customers navigate the wealth of information to choose the best loan product/program for the purchase of their dream home and/or a commercial/investment property.
SEF-9085-521Property Mgmt & Managing RiskTransylvania County08/13/202108/13/2021R. Whitaker0/15$70.00Get your 4-hours of elective needed for the NC Real Estate Commission with this course. You will be introduced to the principles and practices of professional real estate management. When you understand this real estate specialty, it can offer you opportunities to expand the types of services you provide to your clients/customers, but also create an opportunity to assist clients in the management of their real estate investment properties while providing a steady income stream for you when you specialize in the field of property management.
ISC-8360-501TiPS (Training Intervention ProcedureS)Henderson County07/12/202107/12/2021S. McMahan0/10$95.00Learn how to responsibly sell, service and consume alcohol with the globally recognized TiPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) program. TiPS empowers you to take a proactive approach toward preventing alcohol misuse and maintaining control of the service environment. The program is designed for servers at restaurants, bars, hotels, in-store tastings, or other establishments where alcohol is consumed on the premises as well as for employees in an alcohol manufacturing setting. You will learn strategies to ensure responsible alcohol awareness and service and specific state and local regulations governing the manufacture and consumption of alcohol.
CAR-8127-431NC General Contractors CETransylvania County06/23/202106/24/2021J. Foster3/12$110.00Get your required eight-hours of annual continuing education credits. You will learn the materials in the two-hour mandatory course plus gain six additional hours of elective coursework in approved topics. Please visit our website for more information on these additional approved topics.
CAR-8127-501NC General Contractors CEHenderson County06/26/202106/26/2021J. Foster3/13$110.00Get your required eight-hours of annual continuing education credits. You will learn the materials in the two-hour mandatory course plus gain six additional hours of elective coursework in approved topics. Please visit our website for more information on these additional approved topics.
FLI-8763-411Beginning Spanish ConversationHenderson County08/12/202109/30/2021M. Harney0/12$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 the 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. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase required materials before course begins.
EPT-3600-802Emergency Mgmt Special Topics06/22/202106/24/2021N. Fowler0/20$70.00This course is designed to cover special topics related to local emergency management operations.
CSP-8019-606Motorcycle Basic RiderHenderson County08/06/202108/08/20216/6$190.00Learn the skills you need to operate a motorcycle safely in traffic, including the location and operation of your motorcycle's 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. Ability to ride a bicycle and have sufficient strength to handle a 300 lb. motorcycle are necessary to be successful in this course. Blue Ridge will provide a program motorcycle to you and it must be used in this course. You will be required to attend all instruction and pass a written and riding skills evaluation to successfully complete the motorcycle safety foundation course. The range training may extend past 5 p.m. depending on the progression of training.
EMS-4202-824Emergency Medical Technician CEMills River Fire Department06/16/202106/16/2021M. Stepp0/20$70.00This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.
EMS-4302-807Advanced Emergency Medical Tech CEHenderon Co. Rescue Squad06/17/202106/17/2021M. Stepp0/20$70.00This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The AEMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.
EMS-4202-825Emergency Medical Technician CEEdneyville Fire Department06/22/202106/22/2021R. Griffin0/20$70.00This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.
OSC-8640-906Administrative Assistant FundamentalsInternet-Based Course06/16/202108/16/2021P. Wynn0/20$75.00This course will help you discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support, information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning, and office ergonomics. You'll become an indispensable member of your team by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions to turn your office into a high productivity machine.
EMS-3200-431EMS Special TopicsTransylvania County06/15/202108/03/2021E. Marquez0/20$70.00This training is designed to focus on new and emerging issues in Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
SEF-8411-906Music Made Easy - DLInternet-Based Course06/16/202108/16/2021P. Wynn0/20$75.00If you enjoy music and would like to know more about what makes it work, this is the course for you. You'll gain a complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony, and you'll be able to recognize pitches on the musical staff and on the keyboard. Your course begins with an introduction to rhythm and the various aspects of rhythm; including beat, meter, note, and rest values. You'll learn about the role of melody in music. You'll explore the keyboard in full detail, with an emphasis on the structure of major scale and the signatures of major keys. And you'll understand the many significant contributions early music theorists made to our understanding of music. By the time you complete this comprehensive and full-featured course, you'll be able to read, write, and even play simple musical pieces on a keyboard.

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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.