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SEF-8974-401Basic Pump Hydraulics & Oper ConditionsHenderson County05/23/201905/23/2019J. Edwards7/5$70.00Approved by NC DENR for six (6) recertification hours for water and wastewater operators. Topics include pump piping systems, basic pump hydraulics, normal operations and abnormal operations.
SEF-8965-402Electrical FundamentalsHenderson County07/25/201907/25/2019J. Edwards1/11$70.00Approved by NC DENR for six (6) recertification hours for water and wastewater operators. Topics include atomic energy, energy sources, electromagnetism, inductance, capacitance, power systems, control system components, OSHA and NEC deficiencies and lockout/tagout. Please bring your operator certification card(s) to class.
SEF-8409-20324 Hour Moderate Risk HAZWOPER OnlineInternet-Based Course06/10/201906/27/2019M. Eaker0/35$90.00OSHA-required training meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 for HAZMAT technicians needing 24 hour Moderate Risk certification. All course work will be completed online. Students will receive sign-on ID and password by e-mail on the course start date.
SEF-8407-204HAZWOPER Refresher Online - 8 HoursInternet-Based Course06/10/201906/20/2019M. Eaker2/33$90.00OSHA-required refresher for students who have completed HAZWOPER 40 Hour and/or 24 Hour Spill Response certifications. Training as specified in 29 CFR 1910.120. All course work will be completed online. Students will receive sign-on ID and password by e-mail on the course start date.
SEF-8407-205HAZWOPER Refresher Online - 8 HoursInternet-Based Course07/15/201907/26/2019M. Eaker0/35$90.00OSHA-required refresher for students who have completed HAZWOPER 40 Hour and/or 24 Hour Spill Response certifications. Training as specified in 29 CFR 1910.120. All course work will be completed online. Students will receive sign-on ID and password by e-mail on the course start date.
CSP-8407-511Yoga for Every BodyHenderson County06/04/201907/23/2019D. McDorman1/19$56.30Learn to unite breath with movement, flexibility with strength and lessons "on the mat" with perspective in life. The objective of class is to facilitate your practice in a safe, noncompetitive and welcoming environment. Individuals of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. You should wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat and towel.
CSP-8407-512Yoga for Every BodyHenderson County06/05/201907/24/20190/20$56.30Learn to unite breath with movement, flexibility with strength and lessons "on the mat" with perspective in life. The objective of class is to facilitate your practice in a safe, noncompetitive and welcoming environment. Individuals of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. You should wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat and towel.
CSP-8109-511Outdoor Photography WorkshopHenderson County06/05/201907/17/2019L. St. Romain1/19$66.30Learn the art of outdoor photography by capturing and creating moments that explore the essence of our environment. Our subjects will be still photography, wildlife, and scenery. You will also learn the additive and subtractive elements of lighting, backgrounds and copying. Bring your camera to class.
CSP-8620-801Mixed Media PaintingAthletics and Activity Center06/10/201907/22/2019L. Erickson4/11$70.00Learn mixed media basics using familiar materials with different acrylic applications, creative backgrounds, texturing, layering, integrating objects, scribbling and more. Anyone with little or no prior experience is welcome. At the end of the course, you will have a few pieces of your own original artwork. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
CSP-8698-802Intermediate Pastel PaintingAthletics and Activity Center06/26/201908/07/2019B. Kies6/9$75.00This course will move you beyond the Pastel Painting course.You will be encouraged to push the limits to achieve exciting pastel painting knowledge. Drawing skills, creating effective color relationships and strong design will be focused on in greater detail. Wet underpaintings with sanded pastel paper will be taught. Learn to offer your own unique perspective to your work.
CSP-8549-411Qigong for Health and WellnessHenderson County06/05/201907/24/2019M. Moreno0/25$56.30Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice with wonderful health benefits. With slow, graceful movements, visualization and breathing allows you to connect with your body and become conscious of your Qi (life force energy). Learn a classic form called Eight Piece Brocade and meditations. Qigong can be done by anyone regardless of age or health.
CSP-8708-401Better Boomers FitnessHenderson County06/04/201907/16/2019M. Moreno0/25$56.30In this course aimed at adults 45+, you will learn to move beyond the ideas of competitive and cosmetic fitness to the more adult goals of functional and maintainable fitness with the primary goal of discovering interesting and sustainable practice for your golden years.
CSP-8699-511Intermediate/Advanced Line DancingHenderson County05/23/201906/27/2019S. McFalls7/43$66.30Learn line dances that are more challenging. This class is for those who have taken line dance before and want to advance in knowledge and skill. This class is at a faster pace and is not recommended to beginners.
CSP-8101-511Line DancingHenderson County05/20/201906/24/2019S. McFalls9/41$66.30Here is a fun way for you to exercise, reduce stress, increase energy and muscle tone, and you do not need a partner. The first few weeks will include a repetitive approach to learning basic line dance steps and simple routines. Class sessions will review and gradually introduce new, faster, and more difficult steps and routines that will move you to a more advanced level. Classes will be dancing country and rock and roll music. Flat leather soled shoes are recommended.
CSP-8109-521Outdoor Photography WorkshopTransylvania County06/05/201907/17/2019L. St. Romain0/10$66.30Learn the art of outdoor photography by capturing and creating moments that explore the essence of our environment. Our subjects will be still photography, wildlife, and scenery. You will also learn the additive and subtractive elements of lighting, backgrounds and copying. Bring your camera to class.
HOS-8086-5214-HR Servsafe Food Safety Manager ReviewTransylvania County06/10/201906/10/2019A. Smith0/15$70.00This class will review information from the National Restaurant Association's (NRA) ServSafe Manager 7th Edition Book before taking the proctored two hour 09-ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Examination. North Carolina 15A .2600 Rules Governing Food Protection and Sanitation of Food Establishments states that food service establishments must have a certified manager present at all times of operation. Food establishments will receive a deduction of two points on food safety inspection scores if this requirement is not met. The student will be responsible for reading and performing all book related activities prior to attending the course. Please visit the BRCC bookstore to purchase required answer sheet before class begins.
OST-8027-511Introduction to Excel05/20/201906/10/2019L. Morris10/10$75.00Explore and learn the basics of Excel, which is one of the most powerful and popular business computer programs. Students will create, format and edit basic worksheets, become comfortable with formulas and calculations, create and print basic reports. This class is paced for the student who has basic computer skills, is proficient with a mouse, and has basic typing skills.
OST-8028-501Intermediate ExcelHenderson County06/12/201907/02/2019L. Morris0/20$75.00Apply your basic Excel skills to business situations. You will summarize data and use formulas; format and analyze data using tables, charts and graphs. The pace of this class assumes the student has basic Excel skills and is comfortable with worksheets. Pre-requisites: Basic Excel Skills.
OST-8028-511Intermediate ExcelHenderson County06/12/201907/01/2019L. Morris0/20$75.00Apply your basic Excel skills to business situations. You will summarize data and use formulas; format and analyze data using tables, charts and graphs. The pace of this class assumes the student has basic Excel skills and is comfortable with worksheets. Pre-requisites: Basic Excel Skills.
OST-8029-501Advanced ExcelHenderson County07/08/201907/24/2019L. Morris0/20$75.00Increase your knowledge with Excel's powerful analytical and decision making tools. Advanced Excel is all about analyzing data using specialized tools such as specialized functions, lookups, pivot tables, and automation, resulting in time saving skills and stronger decision making. This class is paced for students comfortable with excel. Pre-requisites: Intermediate Excel skills: Formulas, formatting, graphs & charts and tables & ranges.
OST-8029-511Advanced ExcelHenderson County07/08/201907/24/2019L. Morris0/20$75.00Increase your knowledge with Excel's powerful analytical and decision making tools. Advanced Excel is all about analyzing data using specialized tools such as specialized functions, lookups, pivot tables, and automation, resulting in time saving skills and stronger decision making. This class is paced for students comfortable with excel. Pre-requisites: Intermediate Excel skills: Formulas, formatting, graphs & charts and tables & ranges.
CSP-8019-606Motorcycle Basic RiderHenderson County05/30/201906/02/20195/7$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. BRCC will provide a safe, street-ready motorcycle and must be used in this course.
CSP-8019-602Motorcycle Basic RiderHenderson County06/06/201906/08/20197/5$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. BRCC will provide a safe, street-ready motorcycle and must be used in this course.
CSP-8019-603Motorcycle Basic RiderHenderson County06/20/201906/22/20191/11$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. BRCC will provide a safe, street-ready motorcycle and must be used in this course.
CSP-8019-604Motorcycle Basic RiderHenderson County07/11/201907/13/20190/15$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. BRCC will provide a safe, street-ready motorcycle and must be used in this course.
AUT-8338-402Motorcycle Care and MaintenanceHenderson County06/04/201906/20/20190/12$96.30Gain first hand understanding and shop experience for the principles related to basic motorcycle care and maintenance. This theory and hands-on course will cover basic motorcycle maintenance, preventative maintenance, safety, winterizing, washing, waxing and polishing. Books are not required for this course.
AUT-8203-402Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) IHenderson County06/03/201907/17/2019C. Heaton0/12$136.30This entry level course will provide basic knowledge and skills for entry level employment in power equipment dealership or repair. Through hands on experiences, students learn the basic mechanical skills to repair and rebuild small engines. The course focuses on maintenance of systems for equipment performance.
APP-8203-404Welding IHenderson County05/16/201908/14/2019J. Gordon4/8$88.80Learn the different welding symbols, shop math and safety procedures through hands-on experience with various types of welding techniques. This entry level course will provide MIG, TIG and STIC welding process training. Anyone looking to enter the lucrative welding trade, increase skills and knowledge should enroll. Students are required to purchase personal safety equipment prior to the first day of class.
APP-8203-405Welding IHenderson County07/09/201907/25/2019J. Gordon1/11$88.80Learn the different welding symbols, shop math and safety procedures through hands-on experience with various types of welding techniques. This entry level course will provide MIG, TIG and STIC welding process training. Anyone looking to enter the lucrative welding trade, increase skills and knowledge should enroll. Students are required to purchase personal safety equipment prior to the first day of class.
CSP-8704-421Understanding ColorTransylvania County06/03/201907/22/2019M. Grissom2/18$60.00Gain an introduction to Color Theory and how to use color more effectively. You will develop an understanding of basic terminology and the relationships between color combinations. Experiment with mixing colors through artistic and design applications. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
WLD-8133-401Welding Fabrication IHenderson County06/03/201906/19/2019J. Gordon5/7$88.80Learn the basics of metal fabrication through this project-based course. You will start with an idea and work through the inception, choosing the right materials, preparing a material list, and welding the project together. You must have a basic understanding of the three major welding processes (STICK, MIG, and TIG), and wish to build on those skills in the making of a welding fabrication project. Pre-requisite: Have welding experience or completed Welding I.
ELC-8123-401Basic Electricity IIHenderson County06/04/201906/25/2019S. McCallister0/12$91.30Gain an understanding of the advanced elements of electricity including an overview of the principles of electrical distribution, lighting, heating, generators, control circuits and transformers. This course is designed to follow up and reinforce concepts from Basic Electricity I by providing a more advanced understanding of electrical work in commercial and/or industrial settings. Basic Electricity I or working knowledge of electricity is required to take this class.
CSP-8726-431Mirror Steps in Carolina ShagTransylvania County07/18/201907/25/2019C. Bryson0/10$46.30Advance your knowledge with a short course in Mirror Steps Shag dancing. Mirror steps are for the shag dancers who have regular dance partners with a lot of practice and precision timing together. Students should be competent in the basic Shag steps as this is for the more advanced Shaggers. Prerequisite: Beginner Shag II or equivalent proficiency.
CSP-8657-522Pastel PaintingTransylvania County06/25/201907/30/2019B. Kies6/6$70.00Enjoy 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. We will build on different stages, starting with sketching and drawing, blocking in and building up, leading to a successful painting. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
SEF-8404-201WW-Preliminary Treatment OnlineInternet-Based Course06/03/201906/14/20190/35$90.00Students will explore the rudiments of wastewater treatment. The topics of this course include general issues regarding the steps in preliminary treatment of wastewater. Approved by NC DENR for ten (10) recertification hours for wastewater operators only. Along with reading assignments from the text, each course is enhanced with audio, up-to-date photographs, interactive exercises and online links related to the course topics. Students will receive sign-on ID and password by e-mail on the course start date. All course work will be completed online. Please provide your wastewater operator certification number on the registration form.
SEF-8403-202WW Treatment-Pond Systems OnlineInternet-Based Course07/15/201907/26/20190/35$90.00Students will explore the rudiments of wastewater treatment. The topics of this course include general issues regarding use of wastewater ponds as a treatment method. Approved by NC DENR for ten (10) recertification hours for wastewater operators only. Along with reading assignments from the text, each course is enhanced with audio, up-to-date photographs, interactive exercises and online links related to the course topics. Students will receive sign-on ID and password by e-mail on the course start date. All course work will be completed online. Please provide your wastewater operator certification number on the registration form.
CSP-8652-521Introduction to Digital PhotographyTransylvania County06/03/201906/06/2019K. King5/5$66.30Develop 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.
CSP-8119-522Stained GlassTransylvania County06/03/201907/01/2019J. Danis-Stys3/12$81.30Learn the art of stained glass using the copper foil method under the guidance of an experienced instructor. You will select projects at your individual skill level. A supply list is available upon registration
CIS-8013-521Computers 101: Becoming SavvyTransylvania County05/28/201906/11/2019R. Sprouse3/9$75.00Designed and recommended for the new computer user. Develop the skills you need to effectively operate a computer. Class is slow-paced with no computer experience required and with minimal typing involved. Learn how to navigate these features: the desktop, basic word processing, spreadsheets, along with hands-on exercises for a successful learning experience. Please visit the BRCC bookstore to purchase required books and supplies before class begins.
CIS-8014-521Computers 102: Savvy ContinuedTransylvania County06/13/201906/27/2019R. Sprouse0/12$75.00Further your journey with simple to understand computer concepts. Learn how to navigate the internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download safely to the Cloud. You will gain an understanding to security settings, search engines, netiquette and emoticons. Textbook is the continuation from Computers 101 course. Prerequisite: Computers 101 or equivalent proficiency.
NOS-8000-521Computers 201: Windows 10Transylvania County05/28/201907/23/2019C. Duval3/7$75.00Let us show you how to personalize your computer by learning how and why the new features work in Windows 10. Organizing the Start Screen, manipulating applications, using the Control Panel, and navigating the file system are just a few of its capabilities. you will learn. This class is for the student who is familiar with computers but want to expand their knowledge. Please visit the BRCC bookstore to purchase required books and supplies before class begins.
SEF-8996-403Building Teams That Work!Henderson County05/21/201905/21/2019T. Sparks8/12$75.00Build teams that work. How many times have you seen it? Something goes wrong and everyone on the leadership team quickly tries to deflect blame or worse - throw one another under the proverbial bus. The concept of winning as a team is easy to talk about but hard to incorporate. In his book, "The Advantage," Patrick Lencioni provides the basis for this course where participants will learn to identify positive team traits and those that will surely spell disaster for teams if they fall into old patterns. The course will also incorporate other proven teambuilding techniques to help you build and grow great teams.
SEF-8132-428Notary Public EducationTransylvania County05/23/201905/23/2019G. Gavalas11/9$80.00The 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. Students must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You must also speak, read, and write English. You will receive instruction on the notary public application process. Students will be required to provide a government issued picture ID such as driver's license. Registration Fee of $75 includes books and materials, which will be provided in class.
SEF-8927-602Electronic Notary PublicTransylvania County06/06/201906/06/2019G. Gavalas4/16$70.00Become 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.
SEF-8132-608Notary Public EducationHenderson County06/15/201906/15/2019P. Roberts5/15$80.00The 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. Students must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You must also speak, read, and write English. You will receive instruction on the notary public application process. Students will be required to provide a government issued picture ID such as driver's license. Registration Fee of $75 includes books and materials, which will be provided in class.
SEF-8132-429Notary Public EducationTransylvania County06/27/201906/27/2019G. Gavalas1/19$80.00The 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. Students must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You must also speak, read, and write English. You will receive instruction on the notary public application process. Students will be required to provide a government issued picture ID such as driver's license. Registration Fee of $75 includes books and materials, which will be provided in class.
SEF-8132-609Notary Public EducationHenderson County07/27/201907/27/2019P. Roberts0/20$80.00The 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. Students must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You must also speak, read, and write English. You will receive instruction on the notary public application process. Students will be required to provide a government issued picture ID such as driver's license. Registration Fee of $75 includes books and materials, which will be provided in class.
SEF-8132-430Notary Public EducationTransylvania County08/09/201908/09/2019G. Gavalas1/19$80.00The 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. Students must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You must also speak, read, and write English. You will receive instruction on the notary public application process. Students will be required to provide a government issued picture ID such as driver's license. Registration Fee of $75 includes books and materials, which will be provided in class.
CSP-8407-531Yoga for Every BodyTransylvania County06/04/201906/27/2019C. Coffey0/15$56.30Learn to unite breath with movement, flexibility with strength and lessons "on the mat" with perspective in life. The objective of class is to facilitate your practice in a safe, noncompetitive and welcoming environment. Individuals of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. You should wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat and towel.
FLI-8755-532Intermediate Spanish ITransylvania County05/21/201907/16/2019E. Marquez7/18$70.00Continue to grow in your knowledge of the Spanish language. Learn stem changing verbs, commands, adverbs and topical vocabulary. Prerequisite: Beginning Spanish Conversation or equivalent proficiency.
FLI-8788-411Spanish Literature & Culture IHenderson County06/03/201907/22/2019Y. Tierson5/15$70.00In this course students will read literature to acquire new vocabulary and grammar as well as reading and writing fluency. I will also help students to become acquainted with writers, literary movements and styles. The course will also focus on Spain to learn its culture and customs.
CSP-8717-512NC Concealed Carry Handgun TrainingHenderson County06/17/201906/18/2019D. Dessenberger0/20$100.00Learn the legal issues around a concealed carry permit, handgun safety and proper storage, different types of handguns, how to proper clean and maintenance 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-8562-521Transylvania County History & HeritageTransylvania County06/04/201907/09/2019E. McCall-Dickson1/19$60.00Discover Transylvania County history and heritage by exploring the period from prehistory to current day. Topics include early settlers and background, first contact with the Cherokee, the Walton War, Appalachian culture, early communities, economic history, transportation, education and black history. Come learn about the amazing gem known as The Land of the Waterfalls - Transylvania County.
CSP-8476-521Our Cherokee HeritageTransylvania County06/05/201907/10/2019E. McCall-Dickson2/18$60.00Discover our Cherokee heritage as told through stories, myths and sacred legends of the Cherokee. Explore contemporary and social justice issues and concerns of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Learn about the origin of the Cherokee and the settlement of the Eastern Band in the Qualla Boundary. Discuss the preservation of the Cherokee culture and language, the impact of acculturation, boarding schools, and the railroad system on the Cherokee. Understand the importance of racial justice for subjugated populations.
AUT-8327-505Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County05/20/201905/21/2019G. Dudas14/6$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-8327-506Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County06/17/201906/18/2019G. Dudas0/20$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-8327-507Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County07/22/201907/23/2019G. Dudas0/20$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-8321-505OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County05/22/201905/23/2019G. Dudas12/9$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.
AUT-8321-506OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County06/19/201906/20/2019G. Dudas0/20$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.
AUT-8321-507OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County07/24/201907/25/2019G. Dudas0/20$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.
FLI-8755-511Intermediate Spanish IHenderson County05/21/201907/09/2019M. Harney4/16$70.00Continue to grow in your knowledge of the Spanish language. Learn stem changing verbs, commands, adverbs and topical vocabulary. Prerequisite: Beginning Spanish Conversation or equivalent proficiency.
FLI-8762-412Beginning Spanish IIIHenderson County06/06/201908/01/2019M. Harney7/13$70.00Continue to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The main points to be covered include: irregular present tense verbs, cardinal and ordinal numbers, shortened forms of adjectives, possessive adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, and vocabulary related to times, dates, holidays, family, friends and occupations. Prerequisite: Beginning Spanish II or equivalent proficiency.
AUT-8321-434OBD Emission Inspection CertificationTransylvania County06/11/201906/13/2019J. Galloway1/19$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.
AUT-8327-434Vehicle Safety InspectionTransylvania County06/18/201906/20/2019J. Galloway0/20$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.
CSP-8542-411Geology of North CarolinaHenderson County05/22/201906/26/2019R. Culotta8/22$60.00Learn about the spectacular mountains, gorges, caves, beaches and mineral riches that make up our region of the country. Ever wonder how and when they were formed? Understanding how such geologic splendor can result from both ancient and ongoing catastrophes like floods, landslides, hurricanes, volcanoes and earthquakes will change the way you see our dangerous, beautiful and fragile planet.
CSP-8614-502Intro to the Native American FluteHenderson County06/03/201907/22/2019R. McDaniel4/16$55.00Learn to play the Native American Flute at the beginner level. In addition to technique topics include design, variations and tunings. You will learn scale, modes, fingering and breathing/tongue techniques to become proficient at playing music with this historical and beautiful instrument.
CSP-8019-605Motorcycle Basic RiderHenderson County08/02/201908/04/20190/12$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. BRCC will provide a safe, street-ready motorcycle and must be used in this course.
CSP-8932-511Couples Country Round DanceHenderson County05/20/201906/24/2019S. McFalls0/50$56.30Enjoy learning couples pattern dances that are repeated & danced in a circle around the outer boundary of dance floor. Learn one new dance each week with a brief review of the following weeks dance before learning a new dance.
CSP-8615-411Intermediate Native American FluteHenderson County06/03/201907/22/2019R. McDaniel1/14$55.00Build on your coursework from the beginner class and learn additional musical scales and more advanced techniques of play. You will also learn to use the rim blown and drone flutes. This course is for students that have already taken the beginning level class or have experience playing the flute.
CSP-8929-421Pop/Rock Music Listening SkillsTransylvania County06/03/201906/26/2019S. Zvengrowski1/11$60.00Learn and develop your listening skills to increase your understanding of popular and rock music. You will study a variety of music styles within the popular and rock music genres. Based on principles of the Aural Analysis of Music, you will expand your skills as a listener and enhance your enjoyment of music recordings and concerts.
CSP-8057-602Basic Rider Course IIHenderson County06/09/201906/09/20199/3$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-8057-603Basic Rider Course IIHenderson County06/23/201906/23/20190/12$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-8417-602Motorcycle Advanced RiderHenderson County07/14/201907/14/20191/11$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-8417-603Motorcycle Advanced RiderHenderson County08/04/201908/04/20190/12$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.
SEF-9006-906Complementary and Integrative HealthInternet-Based Course06/12/201908/02/2019M. Eaker0/35$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-8408-20140 Hr HAZWOPER Haz Waste Opns HybridHenderson County05/23/201906/17/201916/4$125.00OSHA-required 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 for hazardous waste site personnel, supervisors, and managers. Students must complete all online course lessons and quizzes before coming to the hands-on at BRCC campus. Required hands-on component will be ????? in ARTS 120. Final exam will be completed during the hands-on session. Please visit the BRCC bookstore to purchase required books and supplies before class begins. Students will receive sign-on ID and password by e-mail on the course start date.
SEF-8429-905Achieving Success - Difficult People-DLInternet-Based Course05/15/201907/05/2019M. Eaker0/35$75.00Join this class and get helpful information for understanding yourself, solving people problems, and improving your relationships and personal and professional productivity. This program/course is a good choice for those looking for project management experience and those aspiring to obtain a PMI credential. It's also an excellent choice for existing PMI credential holders looking for an approved activity for PMI's continuing certification PDUs. At the end of this course, you'll receive a certificate indicating your completion of PDUs equal to the number of hours of this course through ed2go, R.E.P. #3213. Please visit pmi.org to learn more about PMI's credentials and how they may fit into your continuing education plans.
RLS-8708-402Post 303 NC Law, Rules & Legal ConceptsHenderson County06/03/201906/11/2019R. Whitaker1/19$125.00Real Estate Broker required training to assist the provisional broker to meet the 90-hour post-licensing educational requirements set forth by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. This course gives you 30-hours of post-licensing education. Topics addressed in this course include general North Carolina licensing requirements, brokerage compensation issues, the disciplinary process, specialized types of real estate, property management in NC, and miscellaneous NC laws and legal concepts. Textbook required: NC Real Estate Manual.
RLS-8702-408Broker Relationships and ResponsibilitieHenderson County06/05/201906/27/2019R. Whitaker2/18$125.00Real Estate Broker required training to assist the provisional broker to meet the 90-hour post-licensing educational requirements set forth by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Get 30-hours of post-licensing education. This course consists of high-level advanced instruction covering Agency relationships and duties to principals and third parties, working with sellers and working with buyers. This course also includes issues confronted when agents leave/change firms with the resulting licenses and education concerns. Textbook required: NC Real Estate Manual.
RLS-8706-408Broker Contracts & ClosingsHenderson County06/17/201906/25/2019R. Whitaker1/19$125.00Real Estate Broker required training to assist the provisional broker to meet the 90-hour post-licensing educational requirements set forth by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Get 30-hours of post-licensing education. This course consists of high level advanced instruction covering contracts and closing. This course will also discuss license status and education issues. Textbook required: NC Real Estate Manual.
RLS-8709-402Real Estate Pre-LicensingHenderson County07/01/201907/30/2019R. Whitaker3/17$180.00This course meets the educational requirement for the North Carolina real estate broker license and prepares you to pass the real estate broker examination administered by the N.C. Real Estate Commission. You will learn the basic principles and practices, law and contracts, financing, closing, valuation, fair housing, property management, taxation and math. Additional topics include land use, insurance, real estate license laws, rules and regulations.
RLS-8706-409Broker Contracts & ClosingsHenderson County08/01/201908/28/2019R. Whitaker1/19$125.00Real Estate Broker required training to assist the provisional broker to meet the 90-hour post-licensing educational requirements set forth by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Get 30-hours of post-licensing education. This course consists of high level advanced instruction covering contracts and closing. This course will also discuss license status and education issues. Textbook required: NC Real Estate Manual.
RLS-8708-404Post 303 NC Law, Rules & Legal ConceptsHenderson County08/02/201908/10/2019R. Whitaker1/19$125.00Real Estate Broker required training to assist the provisional broker to meet the 90-hour post-licensing educational requirements set forth by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. This course gives you 30-hours of post-licensing education. Topics addressed in this course include general North Carolina licensing requirements, brokerage compensation issues, the disciplinary process, specialized types of real estate, property management in NC, and miscellaneous NC laws and legal concepts. Textbook required: NC Real Estate Manual.
RLS-8702-409Broker Relationships and ResponsibilitieHenderson County08/06/201908/19/2019R. Whitaker2/18$125.00Real Estate Broker required training to assist the provisional broker to meet the 90-hour post-licensing educational requirements set forth by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Get 30-hours of post-licensing education. This course consists of high-level advanced instruction covering Agency relationships and duties to principals and third parties, working with sellers and working with buyers. This course also includes issues confronted when agents leave/change firms with the resulting licenses and education concerns. Textbook required: NC Real Estate Manual.
CSP-8940-905Cert: Holistic and Integrative HealthInternet-Based Course05/15/201907/05/2019M. Eaker1/34$198.00Increasingly, today's consumers are seeking health care providers who focus on wellness and natural healing. As a result, the exciting and rewarding field of integrative health is growing rapidly. You'll learn the fundamentals of this person-centered and person-empowered approach to health care. You'll cover topics including holistic stress management, health and the human spirit, energy healing, elements of meditation, healing environments, Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, humor and health, music therapy and sound healing, nutrition, therapeutic massage and bodywork, and healing effects of physical activity. As you explore the diverse systems that fall under the umbrella of integrative health, you'll gain an awareness of the philosophies of health and healing that unite all of these systems. You'll discover the benefits of emphasizing wellness, building a strong relationship between provider and client, promoting self-healing, and using nutritional approaches and other natural healing techniques. Above all, you'll gain a new respect for human individuality and the healing power of the integrative health approach. This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, dieticians, educators, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, physician's assistants, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, and interested individuals.
FLI-8778-905Speed Spanish - DLInternet-Based Course05/15/201907/05/2019M. Eaker0/35$75.00Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You'll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you'll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. Que Bueno!
CSP-8944-401Exploring Clay I - PotteryHenderson County08/13/201910/01/2019R. Kirby0/10$151.30Learn how to express your creative visions through working with clay. Whether your skills are at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, you will gain tips and techniques to help you develop your skills. Our small classes allow time for individual and group instruction. You will learn skills from the basics of throwing, hand-building, glaze application and firing, refining skills as well as learning new techniques.
CSP-8944-411Exploring Clay I - PotteryHenderson County08/14/201910/02/2019R. Kirby0/10$151.30Learn how to express your creative visions through working with clay. Whether your skills are at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, you will gain tips and techniques to help you develop your skills. Our small classes allow time for individual and group instruction. You will learn skills from the basics of throwing, hand-building, glaze application and firing, refining skills as well as learning new techniques.
CSP-8945-401Exploring Clay II - PotteryHenderson County08/12/201910/07/2019R. Kirby0/10$151.30Take 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. Class time will allow for independent work or structured assignments based on your interest. Clay is available for purchase at the bookstore. You will also be required to provide your own tools.
FLI-8785-905Conversational JapaneseInternet-Based Course05/15/201907/05/2019M. Eaker1/34$75.00Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for business, travel or just for fun, you'll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language. Guided by a native Japanese instructor, you'll also gain cultural knowledge only an insider has. You'll learn useful conversational phrases and vocabulary words particular to a specific area of travel. You'll practice these in drills, interactive exercises, and dialogues. Throughout the course, you'll find helpful audio aids and Japanese words written in the English alphabet.
NUR-8357-905Medical TerminologyInternet-Based Course05/15/201907/05/2019M. Eaker1/34$75.00This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach with the study of the structure of medical words and terms. 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. Emphasis is placed on spelling and defining commonly used prefixes, suffixes, root words, their combining forms, and body organization. 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.
FLI-8754-431Intermediate Spanish IITransylvania County07/30/201909/17/2019E. Marquez0/15$70.00Continue to add to your knowledge of the Spanish language. Direct and indirect objects, 'gustar', 'por' and 'para' and topical vocabulary will be covered. Prerequisite: Intermediate Spanish I or equivalent proficiency.
FLI-8780-905Speed Spanish III - DLInternet-Based Course05/15/201907/05/2019M. Eaker1/34$75.00Master your ability to speak, understand, and read Spanish by taking the final installment in our unique three-part Speed Spanish learning series. In this advanced-level course, you'll learn the final six recipes that will serve as templates to help you create any Spanish sentence you want.

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