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Course Title Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Seats taken/open Price
WAT-8206-403Electr Fundamentals Water - Wastewater Continuing EducationHenderson County12/05/201912/05/2019J. Edwards3/9$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-8209-401Basic Pump Hydraulics & Oper Conditions Continuing EducationHenderson County11/21/201911/21/2019J. Edwards9/3$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-8204-401Math Refresher-Water & Wastewater OperHenderson County12/17/201912/17/2019J. Edwards2/10$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.
CSP-8599-800Wire Wrapping Pendant JewelryFletcher Town Hall12/02/201912/04/2019E. Till-Fidelman3/12$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.
SEF-8405-201WW-Primary Treatment OnlineInternet-Based Course11/18/201911/29/20193/32$90.00Students will explore the rudiments of wastewater treatment. The topics of this course include general issues regarding the steps in primary treatment of wastewater. Approved by NC DENR for ten (10) recertification hours for wastewater operators only. Along with reading assignments from the text, each course is enhanced with audio, up-to-date photographs, interactive exercises and online links related to the course topics. Students will receive sign-on ID and password by e-mail on the course start date. All course work will be completed online. Please provide your wastewater operator certification number on the registration form.
SEF-8400-202WW-Suspended Growth Systems OnlineInternet-Based Course12/02/201912/13/20190/35$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.
AUT-8327-511Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County11/18/201911/19/2019G. Dudas7/13$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-8327-512Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County12/09/201912/10/2019G. 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.
CSP-8717-412NC Concealed Carry Handgun TrainingHenderson County11/18/201911/19/2019D. Dessenberger7/3$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.
AUT-8321-511OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County11/20/201911/21/2019G. Dudas7/13$71.30Become a licensed Auto Emission/OBD inspector or renew an existing license. This course meets the training requirements for the Auto Emission Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. A mechanic must attend an 8-hour emission course and pass a written and hands-on state certification exam administered in 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-8321-512OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County12/16/201912/18/2019G. Dudas0/20$71.30Become a licensed Auto Emission/OBD inspector or renew an existing license. This course meets the training requirements for the Auto Emission Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. A mechanic must attend an 8-hour emission course and pass a written and hands-on state certification exam administered in 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.
RLS-8706-412Broker Contracts & ClosingsHenderson County11/18/201912/10/2019R. Whitaker16/4$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-8702-412Broker Relationships and ResponsibilitieHenderson County12/06/201912/14/2019R. Whitaker15/5$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.
HAZ-8069-501HAZWOPER Refresher OnlineInternet-Based Course11/18/201912/02/2019M. Eaker6/19$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 Course12/02/201912/13/2019M. Eaker0/25$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.
SEF-8132-403Notary Public EducationTransylvania County11/22/201911/22/2019G. Gavalas15/5$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-8132-604Notary Public EducationHenderson County12/07/201912/07/2019G. 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.
AUT-8327-532Vehicle Safety InspectionTransylvania County12/02/201912/03/2019J. Galloway2/13$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.
SEF-8573-531Bicycle Mechanics IIITransylvania County12/03/201912/10/20198/2$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.
FLI-8752-531Intermediate Spanish ConversationTransylvania County11/26/201902/04/2020E. Marquez4/11$70.00Review the grammar and vocabulary learned in the Intermediate Spanish I, II, and III, with an emphasis on a conversation. Learn more about stem-changing verbs, commands, adverbs, direct and indirect objects, gustar, 'por' and 'para', preterite tense, and topical vocabulary. Prerequisite: Intermediate Spanish III or equivalent proficiency.
CSC-8137-3Introduction to Javascript - DLInternet-Based Course11/13/201901/03/2020M. Eaker1/34$75.00If you know how to use HTML and CSS to create websites you're ready to add more power to your programming with JavaScript. This programming language lets you add interactivity to your pages by creating features such as buttons, picture carousels, and collapsible panels to your Web pages.
WEB-8008-912Responsive Web DesignInternet-Based Course12/11/201901/31/2020M. Eaker1/34$75.00In today's online environment, Web designers must create websites that are responsive to provide a positive experience in every viewport---from small touch-screen environments to large-screen browsers where users interact using a mouse or pointing device. Web design requires building sites that are intuitive, inviting, accessible, and attractive in every possible device and environment. In this course, you will learn to identify and address every aspect of responsive Web design: from scaling elements and adjusting page layout, to adapting color schemes and implementing accessible forms. You will master the use of HTML5 linked to media queries in CSS3 to adapt content to fit your user's viewpoint, and see how jQuery Mobile can help you to mobile sites. This course will teach you to design and build fully responsive websites optimized for smartphones, tablets, and laptop/desktop viewing environments.
NUR-8357-911Medical TerminologyInternet-Based Course11/13/201901/03/2020M. Eaker2/33$75.00This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach with the study of the structure of medical words and terms. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Emphasis is placed on spelling and defining commonly used prefixes, suffixes, root words, their combining forms, and body organization. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.
OST-8037-911Intro MS Excel 2019/Office 365Internet-Based Course11/13/201901/03/2020M. Eaker0/35$75.00Learn the 2019 version of Microsoft Excel. This course will introduce you to the program's basic functions and uses. You will learn to manage large sets of numbers, names, dates, or other pieces of information and to create worksheets to manage, store, organize, and even analyze this information. Through hands-on lessons, you will learn numerous shortcuts to quickly and efficiently set up worksheets. You will also learn how to use the function wizard to calculate statistics, future values, and more. In addition, you will get tips on sorting and analyzing data, creating three-dimensional workbooks, and automating frequently-repeated tasks with macros and buttons. By the time you're done, you will know how to use this vital Office 2019 tool. Excel, Microsoft's powerful spreadsheet software, is the most widely-used program. In fact, most workplaces require that new employees have a basic level of understanding of Microsoft Excel.
MED-8034-911Explore a Career in Medical CodingInternet-Based Course11/13/201901/03/2020M. Eaker0/35$75.00Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this course, you'll learn how to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. We'll discuss how medical coding works in the real world, and then we'll go over the different types of codes you'll need to understand to describe every aspect of a patient's visit and report that information to an insurance company. From there, you'll be ready to begin putting it all into practice. By the end of this course, you'll know how to find your way through both the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM manual, and you'll be well on your way to becoming a medical coder.
NUR-8359-911Explore Career in Med Transcription-SPInternet-Based Course11/13/201902/14/2020M. Eaker1/34$75.00Learn how to transcribe the most common medical reports used in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field-doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, and hospitals. With this foundation, you can work as a subcontractor for a company that outsources transcription, or you can eventually even take on your own clients-all from the comfort of your own home. You will go through each of the nine main report types-their formatting requirements, the components of each one, and how they are used in the clinical setting. Every lesson will include a grammar review, pointing out important elements that will make your reports perfect. You will also gain important clinical knowledge of major disease processes that are essential to enhance your skill as a medical documentation specialist. Along the way, you will download a free transcriber to listen to dictation and produce reports. These hands-on exercises will give you the practice you will need to determine if this field is for you. You will also go through your current options and in the future by developing the skills of a medical transcriptionist. By the end of this course, you will know the basic report types, have clinical knowledge of major diseases, be able to correct grammar from dictated reports on the fly, and know the next steps you will need to take!
DBA-8004-911Intermediate MS Access 2019/Office 365Internet-Based Course11/13/201901/03/2020M. Eaker0/35$75.00Microsoft Access is one of the most widely used information management systems. In this course, you will master advanced techniques for using this powerful database program and build an entire database project from scratch. This course will teach you advanced techniques for this powerful database program, including importing Excel spreadsheets as tables, creating query calculations to crunch numbers, and using Visual Basic to automate common tasks. From building reports to using conditional formatting, this course will teach you how to best present your data with Access 2019.
SEF-8942-911Intro to Quickbooks Online-DLInternet-Based Course11/13/201901/03/2020M. Eaker2/33$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.
OST-8041-911Intermediate Ms Excel 2019/OFFICE 365Internet-Based Course11/13/201901/03/2020M. Eaker0/35$75.00Many businesses rely on spreadsheets to manage budgets, schedules, and tracking. Microsoft Excel is considered the industry standard for spreadsheets. If you use Excel regularly and want to learn more advanced functions in this powerful software, this course is for you. You will learn to how harness the power of Excel's data analysis tools and AutoFilter commands and how to create macros that eliminate repetitive tasks. Set yourself apart from the casual Excel user by adding VLOOKUP, INDEX & MATCH, and other intermediate functions to your professional skill set. In addition, you will learn to create macros that let you manipulate data with the push of a button. You'll also discover how to use Goal Seek and Solver and apply them to real-world problems.
EDU-8226-911Content Literacy: Grades 6-12 - DLInternet-Based Course11/13/201901/03/2020M. Eaker0/35$75.00Explore differentiated education and see how easy it can be to deliver content to students at varying levels of literacy development. You'll also see how student learning centers can provide a valuable, real-world model of how content learning and literacy skill development can happen simultaneously in every classroom.
EDU-8216-911Intervention: Reading StrategiesInternet-Based Course11/13/201901/03/2020M. Eaker0/35$75.00Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could be proactive in helping our struggling readers? In this six-week course, you'll learn response to intervention (RTI) strategies that ensure the struggling readers in your classroom get the help and education they need. RTI is research based and gives us a strategic plan to bring tiered interventions to our students, at their reading level and with their unique challenges in mind. Helping them with phonics, fluency, vocabulary mastery, comprehension, and writing, these intervention strategies tackle the toughest literacy problems with flexibility and creativity. Discover tools like Elkonin Boxes, alphabetic arcs, Bloom's Taxonomy, and new and exciting graphic organizers. Whether you're working with struggling readers in kindergarten or 12th grade, you'll find that these strategies work with a full 80% of students, without the need for special pull-outs or extra IEP intervention. RTI gets to the root of the problem-quickly
CSP-8980-911Cert in Food, Nutrition and HealthInternet-Based Course11/13/201901/03/2020M. Eaker0/35$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.
ACC-8121-911Accounting Fundamentals Self-PacedInternet-Based Course11/13/201902/14/2020M. Eaker1/34$75.00In this comprehensive course, you will learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. You will get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities. Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters.

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

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