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CSP-8717-412NC Concealed Carry Handgun TrainingHenderson County04/20/202004/21/2020D. Dessenberger2/8$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.
FLI-8761-501Beginning Spanish IIHenderson County01/21/202003/10/2020M. Harney12/13$70.00Continue to establish a foundation for learning the Spanish language by building vocabulary and learning basic grammar points: the simple negative, interrogatives, the verb 'to be,' expressions using the verb 'tener', prepositions time and the weather. Prerequisite: Beginning Spanish I or equivalent proficiency.
FLI-8762-411Beginning Spanish IIIHenderson County03/17/202005/12/2020M. Harney0/20$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.
FLI-8753-411Intermediate Spanish IIIHenderson County03/19/202005/14/2020M. Harney2/23$70.00Continue to practice present and past tense forms, learn the present progressive tense, work with reflexive verbs and study topical vocabulary. Prerequisite: Intermediate Spanish II or equivalent proficiency. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase required materials before course begins.
CSP-8943-411KarateHenderson County01/27/202003/16/20204/6$61.30Learn to defend yourself with traditional Karate. You will learn basic defensive techniques, self-defense skills. You will also help you to increase your fitness, strength, balance, focus, and flexibility. No previous Karate experience needed all levels of instruction will be provided. You will not learn sparring at the introductory level.
CSP-8943-511KarateHenderson County03/23/202005/04/20200/10$61.30Learn to defend yourself with traditional Karate. You will learn basic defensive techniques, self-defense skills. You will also help you to increase your fitness, strength, balance, focus, and flexibility. No previous Karate experience needed all levels of instruction will be provided. You will not learn sparring at the introductory level.
CSP-8022-800Beginning Cake DecoratingAthletics and Activity Center03/03/202003/19/2020M. Ruff6/4$70.00Come learn the proper use of different decorating tips and utensils including how to write using icing, the art of creating flowers, and a border of designs. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
CSP-8022-801Beginning Cake DecoratingAthletics and Activity Center04/21/202005/07/2020M. Ruff0/10$70.00Come learn the proper use of different decorating tips and utensils including how to write using icing, the art of creating flowers, and a border of designs. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
CSP-8955-800Sculpting Animals in Clay03/03/202004/07/2020L. Adams2/6$126.30Become familiar with the properties of clay and the necessary tools used to create animal sculptures. You will also learn about firing and finishing the sculptures with paint. Registration fee includes the cost of materials for this class.
CSP-8576-421Drawing FundamentalsTransylvania County02/03/202003/23/2020M. Grissom10/2$65.00Learn the skills and techniques to draw from the world around you with classroom and outside experience. Gain an understanding of basic drawing and how to apply design elements that include shading, line, shape and space. Whether you are a beginner or just brushing up on your skills, this class will provide a basic understanding of drawing. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
CSP-8033-421Learning and Loving WatercolorTransylvania County03/30/202005/18/2020M. Grissom7/5$75.00Develop your watercolor painting skills as we cover the basics of watercolor techniques including washes, bleeds,gradations, and masking. Learn the proper use of brushes,water, and pigment with an emphasis on mixing your own colors. Experiment with a variety of effects, working realistically and abstractly. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
CSP-8407-411Yoga for Every BodyHenderson County01/21/202003/10/2020D. McDorman8/7$61.30Learn to unite breath with movement, flexibility with strength and lessons "on the mat" with perspective in life. Individuals of all ages and levels of expertise are welcome. You should wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat and towel.
CSP-8407-412Yoga for Every BodyHenderson County03/17/202005/12/2020D. McDorman1/14$61.30Learn to unite breath with movement, flexibility with strength and lessons "on the mat" with perspective in life. Individuals of all ages and levels of expertise are welcome. You should wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat and towel.
CSP-8549-411Qigong for Health and WellnessHenderson County01/21/202002/27/2020M. Moreno9/6$66.30Qigong 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-8949-401Beginner Level Line DancingHenderson County01/27/202003/02/2020S. McFalls10/40$61.30Learn a fun way to exercise, reduce stress, and increase energy and muscle tone. The first few weeks, you will learn a repetitive approach to basic line dance steps and simple routines. You will gradually be introduced to new, faster, and more difficult steps and routines that will move you to a more advanced level. We will be dancing to country and rock and roll music. Flat leather soled shoes are recommended. This course is designed for beginners to learn basic steps before moving to more complex dances in our Beginner /Intermediate Line Dancing course.
CSP-8699-411Intermediate/Advanced Line DancingHenderson County01/28/202003/03/2020S. McFalls3/47$71.30Learn line dances that are more challenging. This course 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 for beginners.
CSP-8101-411Line DancingHenderson County03/09/202005/04/2020S. McFalls5/45$71.30Here is a fun way for you to exercise, reduce stress, and 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. You will review prior steps and gradually be introduced to new, faster, and more difficult steps and routines that will move you to a more advanced level. You will be dancing country and rock and roll music. Flat leather soled shoes are recommended.
CSP-8699-412Intermediate/Advanced Line DancingHenderson County03/10/202005/05/2020S. McFalls0/50$71.30Learn line dances that are more challenging. This course 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 for beginners.
CSP-8012-412Basic Beginner Ballroom DancingHenderson County03/09/202005/04/2020S. McFalls4/46$61.30If you are new to Ballroom Dancing or would like a refresher course, these classes will help you feel at ease at a dinner dance, wedding, club, holiday party, or cruise. Learn how to Fox Trot, Swing, Tango, Waltz as well as steps for Latin dances.
CSP-8012-411Basic Beginner Ballroom DancingHenderson County01/27/202003/02/2020S. McFalls25/25$61.30If you are new to Ballroom Dancing or would like a refresher course, these classes will help you feel at ease at a dinner dance, wedding, club, holiday party, or cruise. Learn how to Fox Trot, Swing, Tango, Waltz as well as steps for Latin dances.
CSP-8945-411Exploring Clay II - PotteryHenderson County03/16/202005/11/2020R. Kirby6/4$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 College Bookstore. You will also be required to provide your own tools.
CSP-8944-411Exploring Clay I - PotteryHenderson County03/10/202005/05/2020R. Kirby9/1$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 applications and firing, refining skills as well as learning new techniques. Clay is available for purchase at the College Bookstore.
CSP-8944-511Exploring Clay I - PotteryHenderson County03/11/202005/06/2020R. Kirby2/8$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 applications and firing, refining skills as well as learning new techniques. Clay is available for purchase at the College Bookstore.
CSP-8687-421iPhone 101: Getting StartedTransylvania County02/05/202002/26/2020T. Kaczmarek5/10$60.00Getting started with your new iPhone can be a challengeso this course takes learning slowly and patiently. Learn the basics to get you up and running from placing and receiving phone calls and text messages, taking pictures, understanding the AppleID (iCloud) and installing apps. You will be using the online Apple iPhone User Guide for this course.
CSP-8686-421iPad 101: Getting StartedTransylvania County02/05/202002/26/2020T. Kaczmarek2/13$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.
NOS-8005-531Apple MacBook 101Transylvania County03/11/202005/06/2020T. Kaczmarek0/15$70.00Learn the basics of the Mac Operating System (MacOS) on your personal Apple computer. If you're new to computers or switching from a Windows computer, this course will give you the needed skills and confidence to use your Apple laptop computer for the tasks you want to accomplish. We will cover the basics of saving files so you can find needed files quickly, using the included Apple software to keep you organized and on schedule, communicating with friends and family, and adjusting the System Preferences to better fit your personal needs. It is required that you bring your personal MacBook Air or Pro, so that you may follow along in this easy to follow, step-bystep course.
CSP-8688-521iPhone/iPad 201: Beyond the BasicsTransylvania County03/11/202005/06/2020T. Kaczmarek2/13$70.00Take your understanding of the Apple iPhone and iPad to the next level. After taking either the iPhone 101 or iPad 101 course, you have gained some experience with your new Apple device and now it is time to explore more of the installed apps. Learn to use organizational features like mail, contacts, calendars, notes, and reminders to keep you on task and up to date in your busy life. Manage your photos in the Photos App. Discover how to listen to music or podcasts, watch a movie, or reading a good book right from your iPhone or iPad. Finally, learn how to synchronize all your Apple devices together by using Apple iCloud. You will be using the online Apple User Guide for this course. You should have completed iPhone 101, iPad 101 or have equivalent experience prior to registering for this course.
CSP-8481-401Henderson County History & Heritage IHenderson County01/23/202003/05/2020J. Giles25/25$65.00Learn about Henderson County from prehistory to 1860. Topics include geography and natural resources, Cherokee and Catawba 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 noteworthy families and people in the early history of the county.
CSP-8482-501Henderson County History & Heritage IIHenderson County03/19/202004/30/2020J. Giles4/31$65.00Explore Henderson County history from 1860 to the early 1900. Topics include the Civil War, Reconstruction, black history, Appalachian culture and stereotypes, political and economic history, industry, agriculture, transportation, religious history, education, tourism, and communities.
CSP-8617-401Henderson County History & Heritage IIIHenderson County03/10/202005/05/2020J. Giles7/28$65.00Explore Henderson County History from early 1900 through the 20th century. Topics include the Roaring '20s, the Great Depression, World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the post-war era, the Vietnam War and other events to the end of the 20th century. Specifics addressed will include cultural changes, minorities, political and economic history, agriculture, transportation, education, industrialization, communities, and current issues.
CSP-8705-401What House Style Is That?Henderson County03/25/202003/25/2020D. Gelbert2/18$35.00Learn to identify elements of popular architectural building styles seen on America's and Western North Carolina's streets and place the buildings in the proper historical era.
CSP-8573-401Self-Publishing for Fun and ProfitHenderson County03/17/202004/07/2020D. Gelbert4/21$60.00Learn to turn your personal written and/or photographic work into a professional looking book and eBook available for sale. This class will help both the creative and editing process as well as address the steps necessary to self-publish your masterpiece. If you already have your transcript prepared or just thinking about undertaking the process, this class is for you.
CSP-8224-800Oil PaintingHenderson County03/11/202005/06/2020L. Miller6/9$80.00Learn the techniques and applications needed to paint with oils. Emphasis will be placed on formalism and the use of traditional techniques. By the end of this course, you should be comfortable using and manipulating paint toward developing further works based on your individual interests and expression.
CSP-8033-801Learning and Loving WatercolorAthletics and Activity Center03/02/202004/06/2020M. Hughes4/11$75.00Develop your watercolor painting skills as we cover the basics of watercolor techniques including washes, bleeds,gradations, and masking. Learn the proper use of brushes,water, and pigment with an emphasis on mixing your own colors. Experiment with a variety of effects, working realistically and abstractly. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
CSP-8687-401iPhone 101: Getting StartedHenderson County01/27/202002/17/2020T. Kaczmarek6/19$60.00Getting started with your new iPhone can be a challengeso this course takes learning slowly and patiently. Learn the basics to get you up and running from placing and receiving phone calls and text messages, taking pictures, understanding the AppleID (iCloud) and installing apps. You will be using the online Apple iPhone User Guide for this course.
CSP-8686-401iPad 101: Getting StartedHenderson County01/27/202002/17/2020T. Kaczmarek7/18$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-8688-501iPhone/iPad 201: Beyond the BasicsHenderson County03/09/202005/04/2020T. Kaczmarek3/22$70.00Take your understanding of the Apple iPhone and iPad to the next level. After taking either the iPhone 101 or iPad 101 course, you have gained some experience with your new Apple device and now it is time to explore more of the installed apps. Learn to use organizational features like mail, contacts, calendars, notes, and reminders to keep you on task and up to date in your busy life. Manage your photos in the Photos App. Discover how to listen to music or podcasts, watch a movie, or reading a good book right from your iPhone or iPad. Finally, learn how to synchronize all your Apple devices together by using Apple iCloud. You will be using the online Apple User Guide for this course. You should have completed iPhone 101, iPad 101 or have equivalent experience prior to registering for this course.
CSP-8687-501iPhone 101: Getting StartedHenderson County01/27/202002/17/2020T. Kaczmarek4/21$60.00Getting started with your new iPhone can be a challengeso this course takes learning slowly and patiently. Learn the basics to get you up and running from placing and receiving phone calls and text messages, taking pictures, understanding the AppleID (iCloud) and installing apps. You will be using the online Apple iPhone User Guide for this course.
CSP-8688-511iPhone/iPad 201: Beyond the BasicsHenderson County04/02/202005/04/2020T. Kaczmarek0/25$70.00Take your understanding of the Apple iPhone and iPad to the next level. After taking either the iPhone 101 or iPad 101 course, you have gained some experience with your new Apple device and now it is time to explore more of the installed apps. Learn to use organizational features like mail, contacts, calendars, notes, and reminders to keep you on task and up to date in your busy life. Manage your photos in the Photos App. Discover how to listen to music or podcasts, watch a movie, or reading a good book right from your iPhone or iPad. Finally, learn how to synchronize all your Apple devices together by using Apple iCloud. You will be using the online Apple User Guide for this course. You should have completed iPhone 101, iPad 101 or have equivalent experience prior to registering for this course.
CSP-8686-511iPad 101: Getting StartedHenderson County03/02/202003/23/2020T. Kaczmarek1/24$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-8723-431Basic Beginner Carolina ShagTransylvania County01/23/202002/13/2020C. Bryson9/1$61.30Enjoy this fun-filled basic beginner's course for couples and singles who enjoy shag music from the sixties. You will learn the rhythmic timing with a six-count basic shag step, a few simple turns, shag dance floor etiquette and how to put a dance together.
CSP-8724-431Beginner Carolina Shag ITransylvania County03/05/202003/26/2020C. Bryson2/10$61.30Learn new steps that will move your Shag knowledge from basic to a more challenging level. This course is for couples and singles who like Shag music from the 60s and know the basic six-count Shag steps. You will learn social steps and lead and follows, adding to your dance routine from the previous class. Basic Beginner Carolina Shag class not required but strongly suggested prior to taking this course.
CSP-8725-531Beginner Carolina Shag IITransylvania County04/02/202004/30/2020C. Bryson0/12$61.30Continue your knowledge growth even more with this Beginner's Shag II course. You will learn new variations and lead and follow steps continuing to add to your dance routines. Prerequisite: Beginning Shag I or equivalent proficiency.
CSP-8542-411Geology of North CarolinaHenderson County04/01/202005/13/2020R. Culotta5/20$65.00Learn why our region is blessed with spectacular mountains, gorges, waterfalls, caves, beaches, and mineral riches. Explore how colliding tectonic plates built our rocky foundations; landslides and other erosional processes sculpt our landscape; stream floods transport debris to the sea; and violent storms constantly reshape our coastline. What do these phenomena tell you about changing land elevation, sea level and climate? Understand how our geology promote wise land-use decisions regarding shifting shorelines in the east, possible fracking for natural gas in the Piedmont, and development of our steep mountain slopes. Finally, tools developed throughout the course will help you tackle a great geologic enigma: the Age of the Appalachians.
CSP-8665-401Round Hand CalligraphyHenderson County02/03/202003/09/2020D. Tickle5/10$70.00Learn the classic 'Round Hand' or 'Foundation Hand' style of calligraphy along with correct approaches to spacing and layout. Once learned, the Round Hand can be used alone or easily adapted into many other styles, hence the term foundation. This course is a great introduction to calligraphy and should be taken prior to the advanced course where other styles are studied. In this course, you will produce a finished piece such as a poem or favorite quotation including color, if desired.
CSP-8657-800Pastel PaintingAthletics and Activity Center01/27/202003/02/2020B. Kies7/8$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-8698-800Intermediate Pastel PaintingAthletics and Activity Center01/22/202002/26/2020B. Kies13/1$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-8698-801Intermediate Pastel PaintingAthletics and Activity Center03/11/202004/22/2020B. Kies3/12$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-8664-401Illuminated Manuscript LetteringFletcher Town Hall03/23/202005/04/2020D. Tickle4/11$70.00Learn the six dominant periods of illuminated lettering from the 6th Century to the 16th Century and choose your favorite style to use throughout the course. Illuminated lettering can be used as an art form on many surfaces such as t-shirts, mugs, greeting cards wall art and other gift items. Make your favorite quotes or verses come to life with illuminated letters using a step by step approach using color and 23kt gold leaf. No previous art training is required to enroll; open to all levels.
OST-8027-411Introduction to ExcelHenderson County01/28/202003/03/2020L. Morris6/19$75.00Explore and learn the basics of Excel, which is one of the most powerful and popular business computer programs. You will create, format and edit basic worksheets, become comfortable with formulas and calculations, create and print basic reports. This course is paced for those who have basic computer skills, are proficient with a mouse, and have basic typing skills.
OST-8028-411Intermediate ExcelHenderson County03/17/202004/28/2020L. Morris0/25$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.
FLI-8812-501German for Beginners IHenderson County02/05/202003/25/2020I. Durre5/15$70.00Experience learning another language. In this first of a two-part introductory course, you will begin the study of the German language. Learn to acquire the basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand German. Emphasis will be on developing conversational and reading and writing skills.
CSP-8655-421Backyard ChickensTransylvania County03/11/202003/18/2020M. Dixon4/8$45.00Learn to house chickens at home. It's that time of year when chicks are at the feed store and if you want to know what is required to get started, then this course is for you. You will learn how to care for the chicks, coop requirements, basic breeds, potential problems, feed and herb use in the coop. You'll be walked through the entire process of how to be a successful chicken owner.
CSP-8655-431Backyard ChickensTransylvania County03/12/202003/19/2020M. Dixon2/13$45.00Learn to house chickens at home. It's that time of year when chicks are at the feed store and if you want to know what is required to get started, then this course is for you. You will learn how to care for the chicks, coop requirements, basic breeds, potential problems, feed and herb use in the coop. You'll be walked through the entire process of how to be a successful chicken owner.
CSP-8657-421Pastel PaintingTransylvania County03/17/202004/28/2020B. Kies0/12$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-8552-800Wire Wrapping Jewelry MakingFletcher Town Hall02/03/202002/05/2020E. Till-Fidelman5/10$66.30Learn to make your own professional looking jewelry. Experience the art of wire-wrapping through the construction of a copper bangle bracelet with clasp. No experience is necessary, but good eyesight or a close work magnifier is necessary.
CSP-8706-800Making Wired-Wrapped RingsFletcher Town Hall03/02/202003/04/2020E. Till-Fidelman0/15$66.30Learn how to construct finger rings out of sterling silver and/or 14kt gold-filled wire or wire with crystals or gemstones. You will make one, two or three rings depending on ability and time.
CSP-8599-800Wire Wrapping Pendant JewelryFletcher Town Hall05/04/202005/06/2020E. Till-Fidelman0/15$66.30Learn to make your own professional silver wire and gemstone pendant. Experience the art of wire-wrapping through the construction of a beautiful gemstone pendant. No experience is necessary, but good eyesight or a close work magnifier is necessary. Approximate cost of supplies $25.
AUT-8327-501Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County01/21/202001/22/2020G. Dudas12/8$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.
AUT-8327-502Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County02/17/202002/18/2020G. Dudas1/19$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.
AUT-8327-503Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County03/23/202003/24/2020G. 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 this course to become a licensed inspector. An NC Vehicle Safety Inspection Regulations Manual is available in the class for study purposes.
AUT-8327-504Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County04/20/202004/21/2020G. 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 this course to become a licensed inspector. An NC Vehicle Safety Inspection Regulations Manual is available in the class for study purposes.
AUT-8321-501OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County01/27/202001/28/2020G. Dudas14/6$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.
AUT-8321-502OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County02/24/202002/25/2020G. 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 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-8321-503OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County03/30/202003/31/2020G. 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 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-8321-504OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County04/27/202004/28/2020G. 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 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.
ELC-8122-401NC Electrician Continuing EducationHenderson County03/21/202003/21/2020R. Ruhe6/34$70.00Earn your National Electrical Code (NEC) continuing education credits. NEC is the most widely adopted code in the world. Approved by the American National Standards Institute, NEC is the most complete set of electrical code requirements that govern electrical installations in the interest of safety for persons and property. Stay up to date with current code changes. Bring your most current code book to class with you.
DFT-8107-401AutoCAD IHenderson County02/03/202004/27/2020R. Schwartz4/8$130.00Learn the essential skills and basic concepts of design and shape using AutoCAD. This course will emphasize visual concepts using simple drawings, printing, and plotting. The course includes the production and management of 2D and 3D design drawings. Books will be discussed on the first day of class.
AHR-8133-401HVAC: Heating and Air Conditioning IHenderson County02/04/202003/17/2020A. Tolzman2/10$156.30Learn the fundamentals of heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. In this course, you will learn about safety, tools, principles of heat transfer, piping, electricity,controls, heating system components and air conditioning systems. At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge base for troubleshooting, repairing, and performing maintenance of heating and air conditioning units in a residential or commercial setting. The goal of the course is to provide you with the necessary skills to become employed as an HVAC maintenance technician.
AHR-8134-501HVAC: Heating & Air Conditioning IIHenderson County03/19/202005/05/2020A. Tolzman1/11$156.30Learn more advanced techniques of HVAC operation, installation, and repair of heat pumps, oil and gas furnaces in this level II course. You will be exposed to more complex situations with troubleshooting and repairing, with airflow calculations, schematics, and electrical diagrams. You should have completed HVAC Level I or have experience working in the field prior to taking this course.
WAT-8209-401Basic Pump Hydraulics & Oper Conditions Continuing EducationHenderson County01/30/202001/30/2020J. Edwards0/15$70.00The following courses are approved by NC DENR for six recertification hours for water and wastewater operators. Learn about pump piping systems, basic pump hydraulics, normal operations, and abnormal operations. Please bring your operator certification card(s) with you to class.
WAT-8203-401Water and Wastewater DisinfectionHenderson County02/20/202002/20/2020J. Edwards0/12$70.00The following courses are approved by NC DENR for six recertification hours for water and wastewater operators. Learn about pump piping systems, basic pump hydraulics, normal operations, and abnormal operations. Please bring your operator certification card(s) with you to class.
WAT-8206-401Electr Fundamentals Water - Wastewater Continuing EducationHenderson County03/19/202003/19/2020J. Edwards0/12$70.00The following courses are approved by NC DENR for six recertification hours for water and wastewater operators. Learn about pump piping systems, basic pump hydraulics, normal operations, and abnormal operations. Please bring your operator certification card(s) with you to class.
WAT-8200-401Process Control Coag Floc Sed Filtr ChlHenderson County04/23/202004/23/2020J. Edwards0/12$70.00The following courses are approved by NC DENR for six recertification hours for water and wastewater operators. Learn about pump piping systems, basic pump hydraulics, normal operations, and abnormal operations. Please bring your operator certification card(s) with you to class.
AUT-8203-401Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) IHenderson County01/30/202004/30/2020C. Heaton7/5$136.30Gain the basic knowledge and skills for entry-level employment in a power equipment dealership or repair. Through hands-on experiences, you learn the basic mechanical skills to repair and rebuild small engines. This course focuses on the maintenance of systems for equipment performance.
ELC-8014-401Basic ElectricityHenderson County02/18/202003/10/2020S. McCallister5/10$91.30Get introduced to electricity in this course. Learn the basic elements and how to safely work with electricity. You will also be provided with an overview of the principles of electricity, concepts, components, circuits, and measurement instruments.
ELC-8123-501Basic Electricity IIHenderson County03/17/202004/07/2020S. McCallister4/8$91.30Gain an understanding of the advanced elements of electricity. You will be provided 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. You should have completed Basic Electricity I or have a working knowledge of electricity prior to registering for this course.
HAZ-8069-501HAZWOPER Refresher OnlineInternet-Based Course02/03/202002/14/2020M. Eaker0/35$75.00Annual OSHA-required refresher for individuals who have completed HAZWOPER 40-Hour and/or 24-Hour Spill Response certifications. You will be trained using the requirements as specified in 29 CFR 1910.120. All course work will be completed online. You will receive sign-on ID and password by e-mail on the course start date.
HAZ-8069-502HAZWOPER Refresher OnlineInternet-Based Course04/20/202005/01/2020M. Eaker0/35$75.00Annual OSHA-required refresher for individuals who have completed HAZWOPER 40-Hour and/or 24-Hour Spill Response certifications. You will be trained using the requirements as specified in 29 CFR 1910.120. All course work will be completed online. You will receive sign-on ID and password by e-mail on the course start date.
CSP-8931-421Mosaic for All LevelsTransylvania County01/27/202003/02/2020J. Danis-Stys9/3$71.30Learn stained glass mosaic technique with hands-on experience going over every step, while working on completing an individual piece from start to finish. You will learn how to use hand tools to score, brake, and shape stained glass specifically for mosaic. Arrange and fit glass into a mosaic composition, along with front mounting technique, proper gluing and grouting indoor mosaic wall art. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
CSP-8931-521Mosaic for All LevelsTransylvania County03/09/202004/20/2020J. Danis-Stys1/11$71.30Learn stained glass mosaic technique with hands-on experience going over every step, while working on completing an individual piece from start to finish. You will learn how to use hand tools to score, brake, and shape stained glass specifically for mosaic. Arrange and fit glass into a mosaic composition, along with front mounting technique, proper gluing and grouting indoor mosaic wall art. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
SEF-8406-201WW Treatment-Disinfect-Chlorin OnlineInternet-Based Course01/27/202002/07/2020M. Eaker0/35$90.00Explore the rudiments of wastewater treatment and you will learn the general issues operators face when disinfecting wastewater. These courses are approved by NC DENR for ten 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. You 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-8119-421Stained GlassTransylvania County01/29/202003/11/2020J. Danis-Stys8/4$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 will be provided upon registration.
SEF-8401-201WW Treatment-Fixed Film Process OnlineInternet-Based Course02/17/202002/28/2020M. Eaker0/35$90.00Explore the rudiments of wastewater treatment and you will learn the general issues operators face when disinfecting wastewater. These courses are approved by NC DENR for ten 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. You 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-8402-201WW Treatment-Pollution Control OnlineInternet-Based Course03/09/202003/20/2020M. Eaker0/35$90.00Explore the rudiments of wastewater treatment and you will learn the general issues operators face when disinfecting wastewater. These courses are approved by NC DENR for ten 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. You 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-8119-521Stained GlassTransylvania County03/18/202005/06/2020J. Danis-Stys2/10$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 will be provided upon registration.
SEF-8403-201WW Treatment-Pond Systems OnlineInternet-Based Course04/06/202004/17/2020M. Eaker0/35$90.00Explore the rudiments of wastewater treatment and you will learn the general issues operators face when disinfecting wastewater. These courses are approved by NC DENR for ten 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. You 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.
ACC-8112-431QuickBooks & Accounting BasicsTransylvania County03/03/202006/16/2020M. Thompson1/10$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.
HOS-8086-4214-HR Servsafe Food Safety Manager ReviewTransylvania County03/27/202003/27/2020A. Smith2/18$70.00Review 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. You will be responsible for reading and performing all book-related activities prior to attending the course. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins.
CSP-8019-601Motorcycle Basic RiderHenderson County04/17/202004/19/20201/11$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. 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-8019-602Motorcycle Basic RiderHenderson County04/24/202004/26/20201/11$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. 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-8562-421Transylvania County History & HeritageTransylvania County04/07/202005/26/2020E. McCall-Dickson2/10$65.00Discover 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-8476-421Our Cherokee HeritageTransylvania County04/08/202005/27/2020E. McCall-Dickson4/8$65.00Discover 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.
CSP-8697-421Guitar for BeginnersTransylvania County03/17/202005/19/2020S. Zvengrowski8/2$70.00Learn 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
WLD-8134-402Welding IHenderson County02/01/202003/14/2020J. Gordon11/1$88.80Learn welding symbols, shop math, and safety procedures through hands-on experience with various types of welding processes. You will learn MIG, TIG, and STICK welding processes in this entry-level course. This is the course for you if you are looking to enter the lucrative welding trade. You are required to purchase personal safety equipment prior to the first day of class.
WLD-8134-403Welding IHenderson County03/13/202005/01/2020J. Gordon2/10$88.80Learn welding symbols, shop math, and safety procedures through hands-on experience with various types of welding processes. You will learn MIG, TIG, and STICK welding processes in this entry-level course. This is the course for you if you are looking to enter the lucrative welding trade. You are required to purchase personal safety equipment prior to the first day of class.
MNT-8006-401Industrial Maintenance IHenderson County02/05/202004/29/2020S. McCallister1/19$186.30Gain the introductory knowledge and skills required for installing, maintaining and troubleshooting modern industrial equipment, its infrastructure and facility systems. You will learn to solve practical maintenance problems, read and interpret mechanical drawings, interpret maintenance publications, and keep production equipment and systems running smoothly and efficiently. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins.
NOS-8005-401Apple MacBook 101Henderson County03/05/202004/30/2020T. Kaczmarek1/19$70.00Learn the basics of the Mac Operating System (MacOS) on your personal Apple computer. If you're new to computers or switching from a Windows computer, this course will give you the needed skills and confidence to use your Apple laptop computer for the tasks you want to accomplish. We will cover the basics of saving files so you can find needed files quickly, using the included Apple software to keep you organized and on schedule, communicating with friends and family, and adjusting the System Preferences to better fit your personal needs. It is required that you bring your personal MacBook Air or Pro, so that you may follow along in this easy to follow, step-bystep course.
CIS-8013-401Computers 101: Becoming SavvyHenderson County01/28/202002/25/2020T. Kaczmarek9/11$75.00Develop the skills you need to effectively operate a computer. This course is designed and recommended for the new computer user. Course 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 College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins.
CIS-8014-401Computers 102: Savvy ContinuedHenderson County03/10/202004/07/2020T. Kaczmarek3/17$75.00Further your journey with simple-to-understand computer concepts. Learn how to navigate the Internet, send and receive an e-mail, and upload and download safely to the Cloud. You will gain an understanding of security settings, search engines, netiquette, and emoticons. The textbook is the continuation from Computers 101 course. You should have completed Computers 101 or have equivalent proficiency prior to registering for this course.
NOS-8000-401Computers 201: Windows 10Henderson County03/03/202004/09/2020T. Kaczmarek3/17$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 course is for individuals familiar with computers but wanting to expand their knowledge. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins.
OST-8040-421Mastering Google Docs & SheetsTransylvania County02/07/202003/06/2020C. Duval1/11$75.00Learn Google Drive's online office suite by creating your own documents and spreadsheets from Google Drive's templates. Create and save files with multiple people in different location simultaneously. Learn how to upload and download existing files and converting your files to Google Drive's format.
OST-8040-531Mastering Google Docs & SheetsTransylvania County03/26/202004/30/20200/12$75.00Learn Google Drive's online office suite by creating your own documents and spreadsheets from Google Drive's templates. Create and save files with multiple people in different location simultaneously. Learn how to upload and download existing files and converting your files to Google Drive's format.
MEC-8025-401Intro to Plastic Injection MoldingHenderson County01/30/202002/20/2020S. McCallister0/15$96.30Prepare to enter the Plastic Molding Industry with the baseline knowledge needed to understand and operate within that field. This course will provide an overview of the materials, machinery, and methods required to safely work in this field.
CIS-8019-421Manage Your Google DriveTransylvania County03/13/202004/03/2020C. Duval0/10$75.00Sharpen your knowledge of Google Drive by learning how to manage the central dashboard where everything happens. You will learn to organize, store, and share your files and folders in the different categories Google Drive offers. Learn how to create and collaborate with others, search and sort your files, and understand the keyboard shortcuts to quickly access your files. This course is designed for the student who is familiar with Google Drive, but wants to expand their knowledge.
MAS-8006-401Masonry IIHenderson County01/28/202005/06/2020D. Tabor1/14$221.30Gain additional skills on the principles and practices in the masonry field in this level two course. You will engage in learning more about the advanced techniques of laying of wall systems including weep vents and joints. You will also learn more about reading residential plans and interpretations, the effects of climate and what to expect during a construction inspection. You must have successfully completed Masonry I or have equivalent experience to enroll in Masonry II. You will be required to purchase additional learning materials.
FLI-8756-431Advanced Spanish ITransylvania County02/18/202004/07/2020E. Marquez0/15$70.00You will focus on the imperfect tense and compare its uses with those of the preterit tense. Continue to learn new vocabulary by topic. Prerequisite: Intermediate Spanish Conversation or equivalent proficiency..
FLI-8757-531Advanced Spanish IITransylvania County04/21/202006/16/2020E. Marquez0/15$70.00Learn the past subjunctive and its uses, along with other more complex grammatical structures. Reading, writing and speaking will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Advanced Spanish I or equivalent proficiency.
FLI-8816-401German for Beginners IIIHenderson County02/05/202003/25/2020I. Durre5/20$70.00Expand your knowledge of the German language. You will apply your basic knowledge of the German language by speaking, listening, reading, and writing in a variety of practical contexts.
CSP-8972-800Watercolor & Collage AdventureAthletics and Activity Center02/20/202003/12/2020M. Hughes6/14$65.00Learn how watercolors and paper come together in a new manner to create a mixed media magical masterpiece. You will begin with a painting and add character and depth with torn papers that have been created or gathered from exotic locations.
CSP-8973-411Photographing People and PetsHenderson County03/04/202003/18/2020L. St. Romain2/23$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-8973-501Photographing People and PetsHenderson County04/22/202005/06/2020L. St. Romain0/25$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-8975-411Rubber Stamping Special FoldsAthletics and Activity Center03/17/202004/07/2020A. Carroll1/24$65.00Learn some fun rubber stamping folding techniques for making cards in this intermediate and hands-on course. You will be learning the triple fold, star, w-fold, and waterfall card techniques. Basic rubber stamping experience is helpful, but not required. Please bring your scissors to each class.
RLS-8706-401Broker Contracts & ClosingsHenderson County02/05/202003/04/2020R. Whitaker18/7$125.00Gain 30-hours of post-licensing education in this Post 302 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 contracts and closing. This course will also discuss license status and education issues. 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.
RLS-8702-402Broker Relationships and ResponsibilitieHenderson County02/29/202003/21/2020R. Whitaker10/14$125.00Gain 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.
RLS-8708-402Post 303 NC Law, Rules & Legal ConceptsHenderson County04/01/202004/30/2020R. Whitaker3/21$125.00Gain 30-hours of post-licensing education in this Post 303 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 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. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required NC Real Estate Manual before the course begins.
RLS-8706-402Broker Contracts & ClosingsHenderson County05/04/202006/08/2020R. Whitaker1/23$125.00Gain 30-hours of post-licensing education in this Post 302 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 contracts and closing. This course will also discuss license status and education issues. 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-8339-401Basic Automotive ElectricityHenderson County02/04/202002/25/2020C. Peavy0/15$96.30Gain shop experience and an understanding of the principles related to basic automotive electrical systems. In this hands-on course, you will learn basic electrical theory, DVOM testing and safety tips on circuit testing. Increase your knowledge of automotive electricity, the applications, and the safety requirements to work in this field of the automotive industry.
CSP-8934-401Basic Car Care MaintenanceHenderson County03/03/202004/02/2020C. Peavy0/15$136.30Learn the basics when it comes to caring for your car. This course will teach you about basic maintenance, preventative maintenance, vehicle maintenance intervals explained, proper methods of washing and waxing your vehicle, and what to look for when purchasing a used car. This course is for individuals that would like to have "hands-on" experience and a basic understanding of these areas and your vehicle.
AUT-8325-401Basic Motorcycle Maintenance and RepairHenderson County04/28/202005/05/20201/11$71.30Learn the basic principles of small engine repair as well as troubleshooting and problem solving skills necessary for employment in a motorcycle repair occupation. Students will learn repair techniques including motor lubrication, electrical and brake systems, fuel and carburetor systems and other minor repair steps, theories, concepts and practices to successfully perform basic maintenance and repair steps on motorcycles or other small engine vehicles. Students should bring their owner's manual to class.
MEC-8026-401Intermediate Plastic Injection MoldingHenderson County03/05/202003/26/2020S. McCallister0/15$96.30Develop additional skills and knowledge regarding the materials, machinery, and methods involved in the plastic molding industry. Prerequisite is Intro to Plastic Injection Molding or equivalent experience is required.
FLI-8762-431Beginning Spanish IIITransylvania County03/05/202004/30/2020E. Marquez0/15$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.
FLI-8763-531Beginning Spanish ConversationTransylvania County05/14/202007/02/2020E. Marquez0/15$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.
CSP-8974-421Photographing WaterfallsTransylvania County03/18/202004/01/2020L. St. Romain1/9$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.
CIS-8013-421Computers 101: Becoming SavvyTransylvania County03/09/202004/06/2020R. Sprouse0/10$75.00Develop the skills you need to effectively operate a computer. This course is designed and recommended for the new computer user. Course 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 College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins.
CIS-8014-521Computers 102: Savvy ContinuedTransylvania County04/20/202006/01/2020R. Sprouse0/10$75.00Further your journey with simple-to-understand computer concepts. Learn how to navigate the Internet, send and receive an e-mail, and upload and download safely to the Cloud. You will gain an understanding of security settings, search engines, netiquette, and emoticons. The textbook is the continuation from Computers 101 course. You should have completed Computers 101 or have equivalent proficiency prior to registering for this course.
SEF-8571-601SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Prep CourseHenderson County02/06/202004/02/2020T. Sparks1/23$1,050.00Establish yourself as a globally recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification. This comprehensive review of SHRM Learning System materials covers the nine SHRMdeveloped HR Competencies. The HR Expertise competency is then addressed through in-depth coverage of fifteen functional areas under the four general headings of People, Organization, Workplace, and Strategy. This course prepares you to take either the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exams.
SEF-8916-401Franklin Covey - 7 HabitsHenderson County03/12/202003/12/20205/19$95.007 Habits of Highly Effective People is to help you live your life in a truly effective way. Experience a paradigm shift, and get to know the seven habits as created by Stephen R. Covey. The seven habits are Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood, Synergize and Sharpen the Saw. Applying the principles in your daily life, you will gain more personal and interpersonal growth, helping you to become a more effective person and leader.
ACC-8120-001NC Local Government FinanceHenderson County01/21/202003/10/2020J. Buchanan6/4$70.00Learn the basics of local government finance in North Carolina from a very practical perspective in this overview course. This is not a "debit and credit" accounting course nor does it assume you have a formal accounting education or background. Rather, you will be introduced to the basic job functions that are typically housed in the Finance Department, with more attention given to those that are found in smaller governments. This course also will tie those functions back to the requirements for all local governments found in the NC General Statutes, primarily the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act (G.S. 159 Article 3).
SEF-8132-601Notary Public EducationHenderson County01/18/202001/18/2020P. Roberts12/8$80.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolinarequires 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-8132-401Notary Public EducationTransylvania County01/24/202001/24/2020G. Gavalas8/12$80.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolinarequires 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-8132-602Notary Public EducationHenderson County02/08/202002/08/2020P. Roberts8/12$80.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolinarequires 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-8132-402Notary Public EducationTransylvania County02/21/202002/21/2020G. Gavalas0/20$80.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolinarequires 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-8132-603Notary Public EducationHenderson County03/07/202003/07/2020P. Roberts0/20$80.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolinarequires 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-8132-403Notary Public EducationTransylvania County03/27/202003/27/2020G. Gavalas2/18$80.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolinarequires 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-8927-401Electronic Notary PublicTransylvania County03/20/202003/20/2020G. Gavalas0/20$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-8976-800Beginning DrawingAthletics and Activity Center01/29/202003/04/2020L. Miller12/8$75.00Learn the basic drawing skills necessary to tap into your innate artistic abilities and creativity. Learning to 'see as an artist sees' will enable you to process visual information-as artists do. The goal is to create your own learning style and have a better understanding of how to grow as an artist. Just bring 4B/6B drawing pencils, vine or compressed charcoal (art supply), kneaded eraser and medium sized sketch pad to your first class.
CSP-8977-401Creative Smartphone PhotographyHenderson County04/08/202005/06/20203/25$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-8978-401Essential Canine Behavior & Education01/31/202005/08/20200/10$395.00Expand your experience with canine behavior in this course for animal care professionals. You will broaden your understanding of canine behavior and how it affects your individual profession. This course is also an introductory course for individuals interested in canine education to move into an animal care profession.
ACC-8112-411QuickBooks & Accounting BasicsHenderson County02/04/202003/12/20204/11$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.
NOS-8000-421Computers 201: Windows 10Transylvania County03/10/202005/05/2020C. Duval4/6$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 course is for individuals familiar with computers but wanting to expand their knowledge. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins.
CSP-8070-421French for Beginners ITransylvania County01/31/202003/27/2020C. Kale9/6$70.00This 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-8968-800Hand Lettering ExplorationAthletics and Activity Center02/04/202002/25/2020C. Langsdorf4/11$60.00Explore various forms of lettering based on traditional elegant forms. Hand lettering can be used on journals, sketchbooks, cards, signage and original works of art. A variety of drawing techniques will be introduced to help create a wide range of styles. All levels welcome. Supply list will be provided for students to bring their own materials to each session.
CSP-8652-421Introduction to Digital PhotographyTransylvania County01/28/202003/17/2020K. King6/4$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.
CSP-8966-401For the Love of Fairy TalesHenderson County01/25/202003/21/2020D. McDorman7/13$70.00Explore fairy tales and discuss how they can relate to your life. Learn to explore symbols and gain a better understanding of deeper individual personal meanings. Dive into the collective experience of classic fairy tales and dig into the characters of stories that resonate even today.
CSP-8668-421Introduction to Digital Photography IITransylvania County03/24/202004/21/2020K. King1/9$61.30Learn techniques and improve your photographic competency in this Level II study of digital photography. For those who have completed Introduction to Digital Photography, or are comfortable using a DSLR in Manual mode, this class is for you. Hands-on demonstration and a variety of assignments will help to further develop your photographic style. Bring a DSLR camera with manual settings to class.
AUT-8342-431Automotive Upholstery ITransylvania County01/28/202004/28/2020S. Ducker5/8$206.30Gain the introductory knowledge and skills of basic automotive upholstery. Through hands-on experience you will learn basic upholstery sewing machine maintenance and operation to perform basic stitching. You will also be able to identify and purchase upholstery materials. Learn proper removal and repair of seat covers and frames or to install new or repaired seat covers on existing frames. You are required to bring safety glasses to the first class.
CSP-8963-411Twin or Full Size QuiltingHenderson County03/19/202005/07/20200/10$71.30Learn to construct a twin or full size quilt using material strips and sewing the pieces together. A pattern will be provided to you. The size of this quilt will determine how many squares you would like to construct. No quilting experience required. You will need to make sure to bring a portable sewing machine to sew the material together. The cost of the materials for this course will be determined by how large you want the quilt.
SEF-8132-604Notary Public EducationHenderson County04/04/202004/04/2020P. Roberts0/20$80.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolinarequires 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-8132-404Notary Public EducationTransylvania County04/24/202004/24/2020G. Gavalas1/19$80.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolinarequires 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-8132-605Notary Public EducationHenderson County05/02/202005/02/2020P. Roberts0/20$80.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolinarequires 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.
AUT-8327-431Vehicle Safety InspectionTransylvania County02/17/202002/18/2020J. Galloway1/14$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.
AUT-8327-432Vehicle Safety InspectionTransylvania County04/27/202004/28/2020J. Galloway0/15$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.
AUT-8339-431Basic Automotive ElectricityTransylvania County03/09/202003/30/2020J. Galloway0/15$96.30Gain shop experience and an understanding of the principles related to basic automotive electrical systems. In this hands-on course, you will learn basic electrical theory, DVOM testing and safety tips on circuit testing. Increase your knowledge of automotive electricity, the applications, and the safety requirements to work in this field of the automotive industry.
SEF-8996-401Building Teams That Work!Henderson County02/20/202002/20/20201/24$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 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. This course will also incorporate other proven team-building techniques to help you build and grow great teams.
SEF-9000-401Future of Performance ManagementHenderson County04/02/202004/02/20201/24$75.00Become more agile with performance management practices. Ditch the antiquated practice of annual performance reviews in favor of this best practice for your organization. With technology growing exponentially, business owners have had to adapt and keep up with the times or face irrelevance. And while many business practices and processes have changed to keep up, the annual performance review has remained virtually unchanged for the past 70 years. Learn what your organization can (and must) do to maintain relevancy and even grow your engagement scores (and your market share) by offering more directed, timely feedback and have fun doing it.
MLS-8990-001Creating a Respectful WorkplaceHenderson County04/23/202004/23/20200/25$70.00Learn how to bring harmony and respect into the workplace environment. Current research reveals that companies are more effective, creative and productive when you are happy at work. What this means is simple: treating workers with care and respect will not only bring tangible benefits to your business, but it will turn your office into a serene, yet efficient work environment. You will learn ten strategies to help you create a harmonious workplace environment.
CSP-8696-800Eye to Hand Drawing WorkshopHenderson County04/23/202004/23/2020J. Orselli1/14$35.00Want to develop your passion for drawing? This 3 hour drawing intensive for beginner's or non-beginners alike, focuses on looking closely, guiding students to see the hand with an artist's eye. It is the perfect way to get your hands and eyes moving and see if you want to take a longer drawing class. Just bring a stick of vine charcoal (art supply), eraser and sketchpad to your first class.
SEF-8545-431Introduction to Bicycle MechanicsTransylvania County02/04/202002/11/2020J. Collette3/7$71.30Learn the essentials of assembling, adjusting and basic maintenance of today's high-quality bicycles. This course will prepare you to work as shop assemblers and fleet maintenance personnel. Start to prepare for the Bicycle Standard of Excellence (BSE) Level 1 Certification. A list of tools will be provided upon registration. Please bring your bike and tools to the first class.
SEF-8560-431Bicycle Mechanics IITransylvania County02/18/202002/25/2020J. Collette2/8$71.30Build on the skills learned in Bicycle Mechanics I to take you to the next level of bicycle mechanic skills. Learn wheel mechanics and truing, drivetrain install, headset service, and adjustments. A list of tools will be provided upon registration. Please bring your bike and tools to the first class.
SEF-8573-431Bicycle Mechanics IIITransylvania County03/03/202003/10/2020J. Collette3/7$71.30Building on the skills learned in Bicycle Mechanics I and II to take you to the ultimate level of bicycle mechanic skills. Revisit wheel truing and tensioning. Learn bottom bracket overhaul, cable and housing installation, suspension technology and adjustments and bicycle fitting. A list of tools will be provided upon registration. Please bring your bike and tools to the first class.
HAZ-8065-20124 Hour Moderate Risk HAZWOPER OnlineIndustrial Skills Bldg03/16/202004/09/2020J. McCullough0/35$87.00OSHA-required training meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 for HAZMAT technicians needing 24-Hour Moderate Risk certification. Your course work will be completed online and one day of classroom instruction is required. You will receive sign-on ID and password by e-mail on the course start date.
CSP-8979-411Letters: Unlock Your Writing SkillsHenderson County01/29/202003/18/20200/20$75.00Learn why letters are forgotten in today's phone mania and unlock your writing skills. You text messages all the time, but do not write personal letters. Gain an understanding about the untapped market for more personal communication.
MNT-8012-401High Pressure Die Cast Production SkillHenderson County02/11/202005/05/2020S. McCallister0/15$261.30Gain the knowledge and understanding of the production skills needed to work in High Pressure Die Casting. You will learn about the production facility and gain specialized skills required when working with the materials used in production. Included will be a strong emphasis on safety. This course will include simulation software to enhance student learning. Please visit the Blue Ridge bookstore to purchase required materials.
CSP-8976-401Beginning DrawingHenderson County03/03/202004/07/2020J. Orselli3/17$75.00Learn the basic drawing skills necessary to tap into your innate artistic abilities and creativity. Learning to 'see as an artist sees' will enable you to process visual information-as artists do. The goal is to create your own learning style and have a better understanding of how to grow as an artist. Just bring 4B/6B drawing pencils, vine or compressed charcoal (art supply), kneaded eraser and medium sized sketch pad to your first class.
OST-8042-901Intro MS PowerPoint 2019/Office 365Internet-Based Course01/15/202003/06/20200/40$75.00This in-depth course introduces PowerPoint's functions and teaches you how to plan and create professional-quality presentations. You will learn how to catch your audience's attention with PowerPoint's visual features like photo album. As you become acquainted to Office 365, you will learn how to utilize OneDrive and PowerPoint Online's cross-functionality-saving, editing, and sharing your presentations online. This course is perfect for beginners looking to learn how to use the latest PowerPoint software. You will have the opportunity to create a custom presentation with content specific to your needs. By completion, you will be able to create captivating presentations and contribute to your company's business processes.
OST-8030-901Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016-DLInternet-Based Course01/15/202003/06/20200/40$75.00Master Microsoft Excel 2016 in this course. Even "non-techie" beginners will find it easy to learn in this fun, step-by-step online course. These lessons will teach you dozens of 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'll 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 informative course covers Quick Analysis, Flash Fill, and powerful charting capabilities available in Excel 2016. This is not a tutorial, but an in-depth class where you'll get training, help, and personal support from an experienced instructor as you're learning Excel basics. By the time you're done, you'll be using this vital Office 2016 tool like a pro
SEF-8385-903Project Management Fundamentals - DLInternet-Based Course03/18/202005/08/20200/40$75.00There are more projects occurring today than at any time in history. Organizations initiate projects to create new computer applications, erect bridges and buildings, improve processes, develop new products, and reorganize company operations. Unfortunately, most organizations do not manage projects well, creating an unprecedented demand for project management practitioners. If you're organized, perceptive, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator, you just might have what it takes to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management. If you're new to project management, this course will provide you with the essential information you'll need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you're an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies. This course will also help you prepare for the internationally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exams offered by the Project Management Institute, PMI.
COM-8769-411Basic American Sign LanguageHenderson County01/27/202002/24/2020R. Castillo3/17$70.00Learn the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context. Gain an understanding on the development of basic expressive and receptive skills. By the end of this course, you should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness.
SEF-9068-901C# Programming SeriesInternet-Based Course01/15/202004/03/20201/39$199.00You'll first develop your understanding of programming fundamentals: input/output operations, decision making, and looping. Then, we'll explore the many benefits of object oriented programming, with plenty of vivid, real-life examples. Then, you'll gain hands-on experience with sequential data files, and you'll be able to build a professional-looking and intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) application on your very own computer. This course will show you how to write professional looking applications with many of the common GUI controls, such as buttons, labels, text boxes, check boxes, and radio buttons. You'll also learn how to put menus and toolbars into your program to make them easier to use. And later in the course, you'll find out how to make your program interact with sequential files, random access files, and databases. This six-week course will walk you through computer application design and implementation by giving you real examples that you can enter as you learn. Since practicing is the best way to learn programming, most lessons have more than one example, and each provides a programming problem you can solve to demonstrate your new knowledge. Build upon your current knowledge of programming logic by writing Graphical User Interface (GUI) applications in the C# programming language. This course will show you how to write professional looking applications with many of the common GUI controls, such as buttons, labels, text boxes, check boxes, and radio buttons. You'll also learn how to put menus and toolbars into your program to make them easier to use. And later in the course, you'll find out how to make your program interact with sequential files, random access files, and databases.
CIS-8006-901Introduction to InDesign CC - DLInternet-Based Course01/15/202003/06/20201/39$75.00Have you ever seen a terrific-looking brochure or newsletter and wondered how it was made? Chances are the designer used Adobe InDesign CC, the industry-standard desktop publishing software now available through the Creative Cloud. Discover how the program features relate to producing actual usable documents as we explore the best ways to create different types of material, how to reuse items such as colors and artwork, and how to produce publications for different page sizes and devices.
CSP-8980-901Cert in Food, Nutrition and HealthInternet-Based Course01/15/202002/26/20200/40$75.00In this informative course, you will gain a holistic view of current food and nutrition issues and their impact on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health.
SEF-9063-901QuickBooks 2019 Series-DLInternet-Based Course01/15/202004/03/20201/39$199.00Millions of small business owners use QuickBooks to handle their bookkeeping needs. This reliable accounting software is ideal for saving time when managing your financials and helping scale your business. This course bundle will introduce you to QuickBooks 2019 and teach you how to utilize its introductory and intermediate features. You will first learn how QuickBooks makes it easy to set up a chart of accounts, reconcile your checking account, create invoices and statements, track inventory, and generate reports. You will then learn how to manage multiple company files, export data, and process your business transactions. By the time you finish the QuickBooks 2019 Series, you will be equipped to act as your own bookkeeper.
COM-8772-900Discover Sign Language - SPInternet-Based Course01/14/202004/14/20200/40$75.00Discover Sign Language teaches you how to sign basic phrases and expand to complete sentences and see how to put it all together, so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way you will learn signs for colors, numbers, where you live, family, and the activities you like to do and even the ones you don't. Throughout the course you will learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout, you will be immersed in silence, so you will gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language. You will also gain an introduction to the world of the Deaf culture and explore topics such as lip-reading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you will be ready to sign!
SEF-9062-901Prepare for the GED Test-SPInternet-Based Course01/14/202004/14/20200/40$115.00This course will help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses, so you can focus your studying on the areas that you need most. You will get the basics of what you need to know to succeed on the four GED® test modules: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. Some GED® Testing Centers require proof that you have passed a GED® test preparation course or the official practice tests before you can take the official GED® tests. Before enrolling in this course, please check with the official GED® Testing Center where you intend to take your tests to make sure that this course will meet their requirements. Not all states use the GED® test as their test for high school equivalency diploma.
LOG-8002-901Distribution and Logistic MgmtInternet-Based Course01/15/202002/26/20200/40$75.00Distribution and logistics management is a critical company function. Professionals in this field play a key role in fulfilling customer demands, ordering and managing inventory, controlling inbound and outbound shipments, reducing costs, saving time, and meeting company objectives. This course will not only show you how to create and operate a logistics function, but it will also show you how to achieve success through a combination of strategies and tactics.All elements of distribution and logistics management will be covered, including physical distribution, warehouse selection, material handling, packaging, order fulfillment, customer service, inventory management, receiving, production stores, and returned goods. The course will also address key technology issues such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), bar coding, electronic data interchange (EDI), electronic commerce (e-commerce), and distribution resource planning (DRP).
SEF-8397-901Introduction to Criminal Law - DLInternet-Based Course01/15/202003/06/20200/40$75.00Criminal law is one of the most fascinating areas of legal practice. The instructor--a former major-felony prosecutor who has appeared on Court TV--gives a behind the scenes look at criminal law by examining the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the paralegals who work closely with them. You will examine all major areas of crime: from theft to murder, conspiracy to sexual assault. The trial of a criminal case will be dissected and explained for you. You'll also explore the various types of criminal defenses, sentencing, and appeals procedures. A variety of exercises based on the lessons will give you a hands-on experience. Each lesson will also feature A View from the Inside -- compelling information about the criminal justice system, in the words of actual people who experience it every day.
OST-8044-901Intro Access 2019/Office 365Internet-Based Course01/15/202003/06/20201/39$75.00Virtually every industry can benefit from the use of Microsoft Access to organize, store, and document their essential information. Data ranging from inventory and customer information to orders details and vendors can be effectively organized with Microsoft's longstanding software. If you work with databases of any kind, learning how to use Access 2019 will add a valuable skill set to your professional profile. This course will teach you one of the most useful skills for both jobseekers and those looking for promotion. If you know how to use Microsoft Excel, learning Access informs and enhances your current skill set, allowing you to take a stronger role in database management.
EDU-8220-901Standards for English Arts K-5-DLInternet-Based Course01/15/202003/06/20200/40$75.00Gain confidence in applying the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language) to the K-5 classroom.
SEF-8182-901PMP Certification Prep I - DLInternet-Based Course01/15/202003/06/20201/39$105.00Learn how to prepare for the Project Management Institute's prestigious PMP certification exam. Master the first six chapters of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), 4th edition--the essential resource for the PMP certification exam. Find out about the nine Project Management Knowledge Areas, five Process Groups, and 42 project management processes. Raise your project management IQ by discovering tips and techniques related to the questions you'll encounter on the PMP exam. Use proven learning strategies to help absorb key terminology, concepts, and formulas.
FLI-8780-901Speed Spanish III - DLInternet-Based Course01/15/202003/06/20202/38$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.
SEF-9021-901Blogging and Podcasting for BeginnersInternet-Based Course01/15/202003/06/20201/39$75.00Learn to create, manage, and promote your own blog and audio and video podcast using tools that you already have on your computer-no paid software or equipment is needed. Perhaps you'd like to try out podcasting too. You can and it's easy. Guided by an expert instructor, you'll find that creating a blog and podcast is much easier than you ever imagined. You'll begin by developing a plan for the content, setup, and long-term maintenance of a blog, and then you'll use free blogging software like Blogger and WordPress to put that plan into action. After that, you'll learn to record a professional-sounding audio podcast with a very simple recording tool. You'll edit the file with another free software program, add music and then post it online for others to enjoy. Your instructor will guide you through all these steps. Finally, you'll find out how to record a video podcast. You'll use pre-recorded video to learn the editing process, and then you'll apply what you've learned to your own video file. You'll edit it, add special effects, drop in a podcasting-safe music file, and then publish it online. Through hands-on exercises, discover the benefits of using free web tools like Blogger, WordPress, Audacity, and YouTube. By the end of this course, you'll be amazed how much you've accomplished.
SEF-8942-901Intro to Quickbooks Online-DLInternet-Based Course01/17/202004/17/20201/39$75.00In this course, you'll learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently using QuickBooks Online. This powerful accounting software program has helped thousands of business owners just like you manage their finances. With the online version, you also gain all the advantage of computing in the cloud, so that your files will be available to you virtually anytime, anywhere. As we explore the pros and cons of online accounting, you'll soon see how easy it is to use the navigation features of QuickBooks Online. Then you'll gain hands-on experience as you learn all the ways this well-designed accounting program makes it a snap to manage your business' finances-from recording income and expenses, to entering checks and bank transfer entries, to setting up a chart of accounts. You'll see how to reconcile your checking account and manage credit card and loan payments; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; generate reports; and much more. Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used other versions of this software program, this course will empower you to take control of the financial accounting for your business, all with the ease and convenience of an online platform.

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