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

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

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

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

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Course Title Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Seats taken/open Price
CSP-8945-501Exploring Clay II - PotteryHenderson County10/25/202112/13/2021R. Kirby8/2$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.
FLI-8753-411Intermediate Spanish IIIHenderson County10/26/202112/14/2021M. Harney0/12$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.
FLI-8755-411Intermediate Spanish IHenderson County10/14/202112/16/2021M. Harney0/12$70.00Continue to grow in your knowledge of the Spanish language. Learn stem changing verbs, commands, adverbs and topical vocabulary. Prerequisite: Beginning Spanish Conversation or equivalent proficiency.
CSP-8022-412Beginning Cake DecoratingHenderson County11/11/202111/18/2021M. Ruff1/8$70.00Learn the art of creating beautiful icing flowers, border designs, and various piping techniques. You will gain the skills for how to make icing, bake, torte, fill, frost, and decorate cakes & cupcakes. This course is great for beginners with no prior experience or those wanting to refresh their skills. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
CSP-8717-412NC Concealed Carry Handgun TrainingHenderson County11/22/202111/23/2021D. 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.
CSP-8717-413NC Concealed Carry Handgun TrainingHenderson County12/06/202112/07/2021D. Dessenberger0/10$100.00Learn the legal issues around a concealed carry permit, handgun safety, proper storage, types of handguns, how to properly clean and maintain a handgun and so much more in the NC Concealed Carry Handgun (CCH) NCDOJ Standard Course. The registration fee includes the State DOJ CCH Training guide and other materials needed for this class. No guns or live ammunition are allowed to be brought to campus for this course.
FLI-8761-411Beginning Spanish IIHenderson County10/13/202112/08/202110/5$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.
CSP-8727-402Sit Step Sing FitnessHenderson County10/06/202110/27/20210/10$46.30Learn about a one-of-a-kind exercise system for rhythmic movement to age appropriate music. You will sit in regular supportive chair with side arms to learn this exercise system with specific playlists curated to encourage expressive movement and joy. You will often increase mobility in the arms, legs, shoulders and hips through this system.
CSP-8727-403Sit Step Sing FitnessHenderson County11/03/202112/01/20210/10$46.30Learn about a one-of-a-kind exercise system for rhythmic movement to age appropriate music. You will sit in regular supportive chair with side arms to learn this exercise system with specific playlists curated to encourage expressive movement and joy. You will often increase mobility in the arms, legs, shoulders and hips through this system.
CSP-8947-531Leather WorkshopTransylvania County12/01/202112/08/2021M. Dixon2/8$71.30Learn to make a small purse, unique belt, or wallet in the course to take with you. This course will take you from properly cutting out your pattern, designing by stamping, dyeing your project, and sewing all the parts together. Registration fee includes the cost of materials used during the class.
CSP-8955-801Sculpting Animals in Clay11/02/202112/07/2021L. 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-8101-511Line DancingHenderson County11/01/202112/13/2021S. McFalls0/15$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-8012-511Basic Beginner Ballroom DancingHenderson County11/01/202112/13/2021S. McFalls9/6$56.30Learn the basics of up to two ballroom dances per session with a progression of each dance in the course. You will learn dances such as the East Coast Swing, Rumba and Cha-Cha. This course will help you feel at ease at a dinner dance, wedding, club, holiday party or cruise.
CSP-8699-511Intermediate/Advanced Line DancingHenderson County11/02/202112/14/2021S. McFalls3/12$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.
SEF-8927-421Electronic Notary PublicTransylvania County10/01/202110/01/2021G. Gavalas0/15$80.00Become an Electronic Notary Public with this course. You will learn about the legal, ethical, and procedural requirements of the Notary Act set forth in the General Statute 10B Article 2. In order to take this course, you must currently hold a valid commission as a notary public in North Carolina. You will also be required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license and your current Notary Public number. Registration fee includes the Electronic notary class booklets.
MLS-8874-602Notary Public EducationHenderson County10/02/202110/02/2021P. Roberts17/1$95.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolina requires those who want to be commissioned by the Secretary of State as a Notary Public to complete a course of instruction at a community college. In order to take this course, you must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You will also be required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license and be able to speak, read, and write English. This course will discuss the application process. Registration fee includes your book and materials.
MLS-8874-521Notary Public EducationTransylvania County10/22/202110/22/2021G. Gavalas7/8$95.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolina requires those who want to be commissioned by the Secretary of State as a Notary Public to complete a course of instruction at a community college. In order to take this course, you must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You will also be required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license and be able to speak, read, and write English. This course will discuss the application process. Registration fee includes your book and materials.
MLS-8874-603Notary Public EducationHenderson County11/06/202111/06/2021P. Roberts4/11$95.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolina requires those who want to be commissioned by the Secretary of State as a Notary Public to complete a course of instruction at a community college. In order to take this course, you must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You will also be required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license and be able to speak, read, and write English. This course will discuss the application process. Registration fee includes your book and materials.
MLS-8874-522Notary Public EducationTransylvania County11/19/202111/19/2021G. Gavalas0/15$95.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolina requires those who want to be commissioned by the Secretary of State as a Notary Public to complete a course of instruction at a community college. In order to take this course, you must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You will also be required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license and be able to speak, read, and write English. This course will discuss the application process. Registration fee includes your book and materials.
SEF-8927-601Electronic Notary PublicHenderson County11/20/202111/20/2021P. Roberts1/14$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.
MLS-8874-604Notary Public EducationHenderson County12/04/202112/04/2021P. Roberts2/13$95.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolina requires those who want to be commissioned by the Secretary of State as a Notary Public to complete a course of instruction at a community college. In order to take this course, you must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You will also be required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license and be able to speak, read, and write English. This course will discuss the application process. Registration fee includes your book and materials.
MLS-8874-523Notary Public EducationTransylvania County12/10/202112/10/2021G. Gavalas0/15$95.00Learn what it takes to become a Notary Public in North Carolina in this course. The State of North Carolina requires those who want to be commissioned by the Secretary of State as a Notary Public to complete a course of instruction at a community college. In order to take this course, you must be 18 years or older, live or work in NC, have a high school diploma or an equivalent (GED). You will also be required to provide an official identification, such as a valid driver's license and be able to speak, read, and write English. This course will discuss the application process. Registration fee includes your book and materials.
CSP-8947-532Leather WorkshopTransylvania County12/02/202112/09/2021M. Dixon0/10$71.30Learn to make a small purse, unique belt, or wallet in the course to take with you. This course will take you from properly cutting out your pattern, designing by stamping, dyeing your project, and sewing all the parts together. Registration fee includes the cost of materials used during the class.
CSP-8482-401Henderson County History & Heritage IIHenderson County10/26/202112/14/2021J. Giles5/10$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-8573-401Self-Publishing for Fun and ProfitHenderson County10/27/202111/17/2021D. Gelbert8/7$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.
FLI-8817-401German for Beginners IVInternet-Based Course10/27/202112/14/2021I. Durre2/10$70.00Continue to expand your knowledge of the German language. You will apply your knowledge of the German language by speaking, listening, reading, and writing in a variety of practical contexts.
CSP-8599-800Wire Wrapping Pendant JewelryFletcher Town Hall12/06/202112/08/2021E. Till-Fidelman1/9$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.
CSP-8973-411Photographing People and PetsHenderson County10/13/202111/03/2021L. St. Romain4/6$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-8688-401iPhone/iPad 201: Beyond the BasicsHenderson County10/18/202112/06/2021T. Kaczmarek3/12$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.
AUT-8327-413Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County10/18/202110/19/20217/3$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-8321-413OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County10/25/202110/26/20216/4$71.30Become a licensed Auto Emission/OBD inspector or renew an existing license. This course meets the training requirements for the Auto Emission Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. A mechanic must attend an 8-hour emission course and pass a written and hands-on state certification exam administered in this course for both certification and recertification. You will be required to conduct an emissions inspection of a motor vehicle during class to successfully complete the course. Early registration is encouraged since class size is limited.
AUT-8327-414Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County11/22/202111/23/20210/10$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-8321-414OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County11/29/202111/30/20211/9$71.30Become a licensed Auto Emission/OBD inspector or renew an existing license. This course meets the training requirements for the Auto Emission Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. A mechanic must attend an 8-hour emission course and pass a written and hands-on state certification exam administered in this course for both certification and recertification. You will be required to conduct an emissions inspection of a motor vehicle during class to successfully complete the course. Early registration is encouraged since class size is limited.
AUT-8327-415Vehicle Safety InspectionHenderson County12/06/202112/07/20211/9$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-8321-415OBD Emission Inspection CertificationHenderson County12/13/202112/14/20210/10$71.30Become a licensed Auto Emission/OBD inspector or renew an existing license. This course meets the training requirements for the Auto Emission Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. A mechanic must attend an 8-hour emission course and pass a written and hands-on state certification exam administered in this course for both certification and recertification. You will be required to conduct an emissions inspection of a motor vehicle during class to successfully complete the course. Early registration is encouraged since class size is limited.
RLS-8709-511Real Estate Pre-LicensingHenderson County11/08/202101/31/2022R. Whitaker2/23$245.00Become a Real Estate Broker in this course that meets the educational requirement for the North Carolina real estate broker license and prepares you to pass the real estate broker examination administered by N.C. Real Estate Commission. You will learn the basic principles and practices, law and contracts, financing, closing, valuation, fair housing, property management, taxation, and math. You will also learn about land use, insurance, real estate license laws, rules, and regulations. The Commission requires that you attend a minimum of 80% 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-8702-511Broker Relationships and ResponsibilitieHenderson County10/13/202111/10/2021R. Whitaker0/25$170.00Gain 30 hours of post-licensing education in this Post 301 course. This assists the Real Estate Broker with the required training to meet the 90-hour post-licensing educational requirements set forth by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. This course consists of highlevel advanced instruction covering Agency relationships and duties to principals and third parties, working with sellers and buyers. Learn about issues confronted when agents leave or change firms with the resulting licenses and education concerns. The Commission requires that you attend a minimum of 90% of all scheduled course hours to be eligible to take the final course exam. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required NC Real Estate Manual before the course begins.
RLS-8706-531Broker Contracts & ClosingsTransylvania County11/17/202112/16/2021R. Whitaker0/10$170.00Gain 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.
SEF-9076-402Real Estate GENUPHenderson County10/08/202110/08/2021R. Whitaker1/14$50.00Earn your four hours to satisfy the continuing education requirement required by the NC Real Estate Commission for the General Update (GENUP). This "mandatory" update course is for anyone who is NOT currently a Broker in Charge or Broker In Charge Eligible, and who wish to maintain their license on "Active" status with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Each year the mandatory course content changes.
SEF-9075-402Real Estate BICUPHenderson County10/22/202110/22/2021R. Whitaker0/15$50.00Earn your four hours to satisfy the continuing education requirement required by the NC Real Estate Commission to keep your Broker in charge eligibility. This course is designed for and restricted to currently designated brokers-in-charge and brokers who are broker-in-charge eligible. A broker who is not a broker-in-charge or who is not broker-in-charge eligible will not receive credit for the BICUP course through the NC Real Estate Commission. Each year the mandatory course content changes. Please see our website for more information about what the 2020-2021 course topics.
SEF-9076-501Real Estate GENUPHenderson County11/05/202111/05/2021R. Whitaker0/15$50.00Earn your four hours to satisfy the continuing education requirement required by the NC Real Estate Commission for the General Update (GENUP). This "mandatory" update course is for anyone who is NOT currently a Broker in Charge or Broker In Charge Eligible, and who wish to maintain their license on "Active" status with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Each year the mandatory course content changes.
SEF-9075-501Real Estate BICUPHenderson County11/19/202111/19/2021R. Whitaker0/15$50.00Earn your four hours to satisfy the continuing education requirement required by the NC Real Estate Commission to keep your Broker in charge eligibility. This course is designed for and restricted to currently designated brokers-in-charge and brokers who are broker-in-charge eligible. A broker who is not a broker-in-charge or who is not broker-in-charge eligible will not receive credit for the BICUP course through the NC Real Estate Commission. Each year the mandatory course content changes. Please see our website for more information about what the 2020-2021 course topics.
SEF-9082-401Commercial & InvestmentHenderson County10/08/202110/08/2021R. Whitaker0/15$70.00Get your 4-hours of elective needed for the NC Real Estate Commission with this course. You will gain an introduction into the specialized field of Commercial and Investment Real Estate Brokerage. Commonly used "tools of the trade" for commercial and investment real estate agents will be reviewed that you can use in assisting your clients and customers in the acquisition and sale of specialized types of properties.
SEF-9084-501Success Tools in Todays MarketHenderson County10/22/202110/22/2021R. Whitaker2/13$70.00Get your 4-hours of elective needed for the NC Real Estate Commission with this course. You will learn why Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs, and Auctions are common situations that today's real estate agents are finding themselves being asked to assist with. You will gain knowledge about the specifics of how things work in the listing and sale of these. You must possess the knowledge of these subjects to assist in making recommendations to a potential client, who may find themselves involved in a pending foreclosure or a client who is seeking assistance in purchasing an REO property or making a bid at real estate auction.
SEF-9085-501Property Mgmt & Managing RiskHenderson County11/05/202111/05/2021R. Whitaker1/14$70.00Get your 4-hours of elective needed for the NC Real Estate Commission with this course. You will be introduced to the principles and practices of professional real estate management. When you understand this real estate specialty, it can offer you opportunities to expand the types of services you provide to your clients/customers, but also create an opportunity to assist clients in the management of their real estate investment properties while providing a steady income stream for you when you specialize in the field of property management.
SEF-9086-501Real Estate FinanceHenderson County11/19/202111/19/2021R. Whitaker0/15$70.00Get your 4-hours of elective needed for the NC Real Estate Commission with this course. Learn about why the advertisements of new loan products, programs and governmental rules can initially seem intimidating and overwhelming. Gain the skills to prepare you to help your clients and customers navigate the wealth of information to choose the best loan product/program for the purchase of their dream home and/or a commercial/investment property.
AUT-8327-431Vehicle Safety InspectionTransylvania County09/29/202109/30/20211/10$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-8321-431OBD Emission Inspection CertificationTransylvania County10/06/202110/07/20213/8$71.30Become a licensed Auto Emission/OBD inspector or renew an existing license. This course meets the training requirements for the Auto Emission Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. A mechanic must attend an 8-hour emission course and pass a written and hands-on state certification exam administered in this course for both certification and recertification. You will be required to conduct an emissions inspection of a motor vehicle during class to successfully complete the course. Early registration is encouraged since class size is limited.
AUT-8327-432Vehicle Safety InspectionTransylvania County10/27/202110/28/20210/11$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-8321-531OBD Emission Inspection CertificationTransylvania County11/03/202111/04/20210/11$71.30Become a licensed Auto Emission/OBD inspector or renew an existing license. This course meets the training requirements for the Auto Emission Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. A mechanic must attend an 8-hour emission course and pass a written and hands-on state certification exam administered in this course for both certification and recertification. You will be required to conduct an emissions inspection of a motor vehicle during class to successfully complete the course. Early registration is encouraged since class size is limited.
AUT-8327-531Vehicle Safety InspectionTransylvania County12/01/202112/02/20210/11$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-8321-532OBD Emission Inspection CertificationTransylvania County12/08/202112/09/20210/11$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.
CSP-8119-533Stained GlassTransylvania County10/25/202112/06/2021S. Brooks5/4$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.
FLI-8761-532Beginning Spanish IITransylvania County10/12/202111/30/2021E. Marquez1/14$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.
CSP-8974-521Photographing WaterfallsTransylvania County10/13/202110/27/2021L. St. Romain3/8$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.
WAT-8206-401Electr Fundamentals Water - Wastewater Continuing EducationHenderson County10/12/202110/12/2021J. Edwards5/5$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-8200-501Process Control Coag Floc Sed Filtr ChlHenderson County11/04/202111/04/2021J. Edwards1/9$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-8208-501Pump Types, Components and Repair Continuing EducationHenderson County11/16/202111/16/2021J. Edwards2/8$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-8207-501Utility Cave-In Protection-Comp Person Continuing EducationHenderson County12/14/202112/14/2021J. Edwards0/10$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.
OST-8028-411Intermediate ExcelHenderson County10/04/202110/20/2021L. Morris2/13$75.00Apply your basic Excel skills to business situations. You will summarize data and use formulas; format and analyze data using tables, charts and graphs. The pace of this class assumes the student has basic Excel skills and is comfortable with worksheets. Pre-requisites: Basic Excel Skills.
OST-8035-411Become Excel Power UsersHenderson County11/01/202112/01/2021L. Morris1/14$75.00Learn Excel by starting with the basics with a focus on the application of Excel skills in business situations. You will also learn to summarize and analyze data, extract presentation quality information with the ultimate result of power user skills and making a stronger decision. You will need to bring a USB flash drive to each class and have access to MS Excel 2016 software at home or work.
CSP-8019-605Motorcycle Basic RiderHenderson County11/05/202111/07/202110/2$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.
NOS-8005-521Apple MacBook 101Transylvania County10/19/202112/07/2021T. Kaczmarek2/9$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 County10/19/202112/07/2021T. Kaczmarek1/10$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.
CIS-8014-521Computers 102: Savvy ContinuedTransylvania County10/26/202111/23/2021R. Sprouse4/8$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.
CSP-8931-521Mosaic for All LevelsTransylvania County10/13/202111/17/2021J. Danis-Stys2/9$76.30Learn 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-8724-531Beginner Carolina Shag ITransylvania County10/21/202111/18/2021C. 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.
AUT-8203-511Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) IHenderson County10/21/202112/09/2021C. Heaton6/6$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.
AUT-8346-532Automotive Upholstery IITransylvania County10/26/202112/09/2021S. Ducker1/9$151.30Continue to gain knowledge and skills of automotive upholstery. Through hands-on experience you will continue to learn basic upholstery sewing machine maintenance and operation to perform basic stitching. Using proper removal and repair of seat covers and frames, install new or repaired seat covers on existing frames. You are required to bring safety glasses to the first class.
CAR-8127-531NC General Contractors CETransylvania County10/20/202110/21/2021J. Foster1/10$110.00Get your required eight-hours of annual continuing education credits. You will learn the materials in the two-hour mandatory course plus gain six additional hours of elective coursework in approved topics. Please visit our website for more information on these additional approved topics.
CAR-8127-532NC General Contractors CETransylvania County11/29/202111/30/2021J. Foster0/11$110.00Get your required eight-hours of annual continuing education credits. You will learn the materials in the two-hour mandatory course plus gain six additional hours of elective coursework in approved topics. Please visit our website for more information on these additional approved topics.
CSP-8977-401Creative Smartphone PhotographyHenderson County10/04/202111/01/2021S. Tourtillott9/3$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.
FLI-8823-532French for Beginners IITransylvania County10/11/202111/03/2021G. Evans3/9$70.00Continue to acquire more basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand French. You will be continuing to working on developing conversational skills. Please bring a notebook to first class. You must have completed French for Beginners I or have equivalent experience with speaking French to take this course.
CAR-8127-411NC General Contractors CEHenderson County09/29/202109/30/2021J. Foster5/20$110.00Get your required eight-hours of annual continuing education credits. You will learn the materials in the two-hour mandatory course plus gain six additional hours of elective coursework in approved topics. Please visit our website for more information on these additional approved topics.
CAR-8127-402NC General Contractors CEHenderson County10/09/202110/09/2021R. Whitaker2/23$110.00Get your required eight-hours of annual continuing education credits. You will learn the materials in the two-hour mandatory course plus gain six additional hours of elective coursework in approved topics. Please visit our website for more information on these additional approved topics.
CAR-8127-501NC General Contractors CEHenderson County11/06/202111/06/2021R. Whitaker2/23$110.00Get your required eight-hours of annual continuing education credits. You will learn the materials in the two-hour mandatory course plus gain six additional hours of elective coursework in approved topics. Please visit our website for more information on these additional approved topics.
ELC-8122-401NC Electrician Continuing EducationHenderson County10/02/202110/02/2021R. Ruhe20/5$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.
WLD-8134-511Welding IHenderson County10/22/202112/03/2021A. Campbell3/7$96.30Learn 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-8134-501Welding IHenderson County10/23/202112/04/20214/6$96.30Learn 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-8135-511Welding IIHenderson County10/22/202112/03/2021H. Green3/7$96.30Gain additional opportunities to practice the various types of welding learned in Welding I with greater emphasis on refinement of welding skills, math, symbols, and blueprint reading. You should have completed Welding I or have welding experience prior to registering for this course. You will be required to bring your personal safety equipment to the first day of class.
WLD-8135-501Welding IIHenderson County10/23/202112/04/2021H. Green0/10$96.30Gain additional opportunities to practice the various types of welding learned in Welding I with greater emphasis on refinement of welding skills, math, symbols, and blueprint reading. You should have completed Welding I or have welding experience prior to registering for this course. You will be required to bring your personal safety equipment to the first day of class.
AUT-8003-411Escort Vehicle OperatorHenderson County10/06/202110/07/20215/7$95.00Start your own business and become a certified Escort Vehicle Operator to escort Oversized/overweight loads. This course provides the certification required by the North Carolina General Statutes for oversize/overweight vehicle escorts. You will learn about the escort driver requirements, skills training and take the examination. You will also be required to take a four hour defensive driving course offered at Blue Ridge Community College and approved by the Health & Safety Council of North Carolina before you can submit your Escort Vehicle Operation Application. Textbook and materials included in the cost of the course.
AUT-8004-411Escort Vehicle Operator CEHenderson County11/04/202111/04/20210/12$95.00Get your renewal completed for your Escort Vehicle Operator certification that is required by the North Carolina General Statutes for oversize/overweight vehicle escorts. You will be completing the renewal training and taking an exam. This class can be taken by those with prior certification, even if the certification has expired. Textbook and materials included in the cost of the course.
UAS-8000-501Introduction to DronesHenderson County11/13/202111/13/2021D. Lee1/24$71.30Learn about why Drones are a dynamic, emerging technology that is literally transforming how businesses function. Get a comprehensive overview of what you need to know to start using drones safely and legally. You will learn how drones can be used in specific business applications, and how to apply drone technology to bring efficiencies to your business.
MED-8044-201Medical Insurance and BillingInternet-Based Course10/18/202112/14/2021A. Owen1/9$130.00Learn the fundamentals of medical insurance and billing. You will gain an understanding of the medical billing cycle to include third party payers, coding concepts, and form preparation. Upon completion, you should be able to explain the life cycle of and accurately complete a medical insurance claim. This course is connected to an introductory curriculum course which will articulate if a grade of C or better is earned. Course embodies rigorous assignments, discussions, quizzes, etc.
FLI-8823-401French for Beginners IIHenderson County10/19/202111/16/2021G. Evans0/156$70.00Continue to acquire more basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand French. You will be continuing to working on developing conversational skills. Please bring a notebook to first class. You must have completed French for Beginners I or have equivalent experience with speaking French to take this course.
CSP-8743-421Holiday Silk Floral DesignTransylvania County11/02/202111/16/2021D. Link1/9$60.00Learn basic techniques in silk floral design and arranging for the holidays with guided instruction. You will design your holiday or other designs of your choice to include a centerpiece or wreath with all the swag and a bow. You will be required to purchase materials for these arrangements with an average cost of $50 to $100. The supply list will be discussed at the first class.
CSP-8994-531Bicycle Maintenance BasicsTransylvania County10/06/202110/13/2021S. Dunn6/3$71.30Learn about your bicycle functions and what is needed to do a pre-ride inspection. You will also learn about changing a flat-tire and basic tools needed for you to take on your ride. You will be guided through hands-on instruction and how to use basic tools to perform these tasks. You will have a better understanding of basis bicycle functionality and gain essential knowledge for your next trip.
CSP-8996-531Bicycle Brake MaintenanceTransylvania County10/20/202110/27/2021S. Dunn5/4$71.30Gain the knowledge to be able to evaluate the condition of your brakes and learn how to clean them. You will also learn the basics of adjusting or repairing your brakes through hands-on instruction. You do not need to have any previous experience to enjoy this course.
CSP-8995-531Bicycle Gears & DerailleursTransylvania County11/03/202111/10/2021S. Dunn6/3$71.30Learn how many gears your bicycle has, how to use them properly and gain an understanding of how gears work. You will also learn about the function and importance of the derailleur, gain an understanding of the mechanism and how to make adjustments to the derailleur. You do not need to have previous experience to enjoy this course.
MLS-8998-201Evidence-Based LeadershipInternet-Based Course10/18/202112/14/2021B. Kish1/19$130.00Learn the components of effective and operational evidence-based leadership in this course. Gain knowledge about using decision-making models and data to recognize and understand trends, align organizational goals, determine consequences, and make recommendations for actions leaders can take to solve problems. Upon completion, you should be able to demonstrate trends using data, identify strategies for decision making, and use data to make high-quality decisions on a wide range of issues. This course is connected to a curriculum course which will articulate if a grade of C or better is earned. Course embodies rigorous assignments, discussions, quizzes, etc. You should have completed MLS-8995 or have equivalent experience in leadership before taking this advanced course.
MLS-8999-521Franklin Covey - 7 HabitsTransylvania County11/04/202111/04/20212/13$95.00Learn the critical skills and capabilities your workforce needs to drive your initiatives forward. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People helps you live your life in a truly effective way. Experience a paradigm shift, and get to know the 7 habits as created by Stephan R. Covey. The 7 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 of the 7 Habits in your daily life, you will gain more personal and interpersonal growth, helping you to become a more effective person and leader.
MLS-8999-501Franklin Covey - 7 HabitsHenderson County10/21/202110/21/20211/19$95.00Learn the critical skills and capabilities your workforce needs to drive your initiatives forward. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People helps you live your life in a truly effective way. Experience a paradigm shift, and get to know the 7 habits as created by Stephan R. Covey. The 7 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 of the 7 Habits in your daily life, you will gain more personal and interpersonal growth, helping you to become a more effective person and leader.
CSP-8743-800Holiday Silk Floral DesignFletcher Town Hall10/11/202110/25/2021D. Link2/8$60.00Learn basic techniques in silk floral design and arranging for the holidays with guided instruction. You will design your holiday or other designs of your choice to include a centerpiece or wreath with all the swag and a bow. You will be required to purchase materials for these arrangements with an average cost of $50 to $100. The supply list will be discussed at the first class.
CSP-8737-800Making Cold Connection EarringFletcher Town Hall11/08/202111/10/2021E. Till-Fidelman2/8$95.00Learn how to construct a variety of earrings using gemstones, pearls, aluminum, sterling silver, pewter and leather. You will create six to eight pairs of earrings depending on ability and time. The registration fee includes the cost of materials for this class.
CSP-8739-800Italic Hand Calligraphy IIFletcher Town Hall10/06/202110/27/2021C. Langsdorf0/10$60.00Continue to learn the art of calligraphy and studying the traditional letters of the Italic Hand. You will continue to practice with the special tool used by calligraphers to create calligraphy to create the capital letters for calligraphy. You should have completed Italic Hand Calligraphy I prior to registering for this course. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
CSP-8741-401Symbolic JournalingHenderson County10/21/202110/28/20212/13$35.00Learn how to preserve the highlights of your daily life without writing by creating a personalized journal using symbols. You will develop new healthy habits with ease, track your happiness factor, connect with others or record just about anything you want with symbolic journaling and only you will be able read to the journal. You will need to bring one journal with blank pages (5x7 or 8.5 x 11 are recommended), a ruler and a pen.
CSP-8742-431Escape to the PageTransylvania County10/04/202111/22/20212/10$70.00Learn to how to escape to the page in a come-as-you-are, no pressure writing excursion for reluctant and enthusiastic writers alike. Delve into a wide range of inspiration for writing including poetry, our roots in families and places, as well as art and music. The goal is not the finished product, but the process of letting go of right and wrong and to have the willingness to explore. You will have the opportunity to share your work, but there is no obligation to do so.
OST-8053-201Advanced Microsoft WordInternet-Based Course10/18/202112/14/2021V. Capps0/10$185.00Become proficiency in the utilization of advanced word processing functions by learning the advanced features in Microsoft Word. Upon completion, you should be able to produce a variety of complex business documents. You will also have the opportunity to take the MOS: Microsoft Office Word Expert Certification Exam. This course is connected to a curriculum course which will articulate if a grade of C or better is earned. Course embodies rigorous assignments, discussions, quizzes, etc. You should have completed OST 8046 or have the equivalent experience in Microsoft Word to be in this advanced level course. You should also have basic computer skills including file management and internet navigation before taking this course.
OST-8053-301Advanced Microsoft Word10/18/202112/14/2021V. Capps0/10$185.00Become proficiency in the utilization of advanced word processing functions by learning the advanced features in Microsoft Word. Upon completion, you should be able to produce a variety of complex business documents. You will also have the opportunity to take the MOS: Microsoft Office Word Expert Certification Exam. This course is connected to a curriculum course which will articulate if a grade of C or better is earned. Course embodies rigorous assignments, discussions, quizzes, etc. You should have completed OST 8046 or have the equivalent experience in Microsoft Word to be in this advanced level course. You should also have basic computer skills including file management and internet navigation before taking this course.
AHR-8134-401HVAC: Heating & Air Conditioning IIHenderson County10/26/202112/14/20216/4$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.
AHR-8137-501EPA Certification Exam PrepHenderson County11/30/202112/14/20214/6$70.00Learn the requirements and prepare yourself to sit for the CFC certification. This course is designed for maintenance related employees in manufacturing, housing complexes, medical facilities, educational facilities, or skill related fields such as refrigeration and HVAC to prepare for the CFC certification examination. You will gain knowledge and skills as well as test taking strategies in this course. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Note: There will be an additional testing fee when you enroll for state testing.
HOS-8086-5214-HR Servsafe Food Safety Manager ReviewTransylvania County11/05/202111/05/20213/7$100.00Review 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.
COM-8773-413Cross-Cultural CommunicationHenderson County10/11/202111/01/20210/15$95.00In today's globalized world it has become essential to improve your understanding and knowledge of the processes and issues involved in intercultural communication, and to learn how such knowledge can be effectively applied in everyday experiences. What this means in practice is that you need to develop your knowledge of why communication works, how it works and how and why it sometimes doesn't work. Being able to understand different perspectives and then effectively and appropriately adjust our behavior is essential for success. Perhaps you're going to travel, study or work abroad; in order to be an effective global citizen, you must learn the right skills to successfully deal with cultural differences and diversity.
COM-8773-511Cross-Cultural CommunicationHenderson County11/08/202111/29/20210/15$95.00In today's globalized world it has become essential to improve your understanding and knowledge of the processes and issues involved in intercultural communication, and to learn how such knowledge can be effectively applied in everyday experiences. What this means in practice is that you need to develop your knowledge of why communication works, how it works and how and why it sometimes doesn't work. Being able to understand different perspectives and then effectively and appropriately adjust our behavior is essential for success. Perhaps you're going to travel, study or work abroad; in order to be an effective global citizen, you must learn the right skills to successfully deal with cultural differences and diversity.
COM-8773-403Cross-Cultural CommunicationHenderson County10/12/202111/02/20210/15$95.00In today's globalized world it has become essential to improve your understanding and knowledge of the processes and issues involved in intercultural communication, and to learn how such knowledge can be effectively applied in everyday experiences. What this means in practice is that you need to develop your knowledge of why communication works, how it works and how and why it sometimes doesn't work. Being able to understand different perspectives and then effectively and appropriately adjust our behavior is essential for success. Perhaps you're going to travel, study or work abroad; in order to be an effective global citizen, you must learn the right skills to successfully deal with cultural differences and diversity.
COM-8773-501Cross-Cultural CommunicationHenderson County11/09/202111/30/20210/15$95.00In today's globalized world it has become essential to improve your understanding and knowledge of the processes and issues involved in intercultural communication, and to learn how such knowledge can be effectively applied in everyday experiences. What this means in practice is that you need to develop your knowledge of why communication works, how it works and how and why it sometimes doesn't work. Being able to understand different perspectives and then effectively and appropriately adjust our behavior is essential for success. Perhaps you're going to travel, study or work abroad; in order to be an effective global citizen, you must learn the right skills to successfully deal with cultural differences and diversity.
COM-8774-414Cultural Intel & CompetencyHenderson County10/06/202110/27/20210/15$95.00Learn the concepts of cultural intelligence and intercultural competence. Today's technology, globalization, tourism, business and mass-migration is connecting cultures and people like never before. Intercultural competence is a crucial skill in today's hyperconnected world. This competence will help you to work productively with people who have been shaped by different beliefs, experiences and values. In this course, you will reflect and discuss ways to practice and will begin to develop intercultural attitudes, skills and knowledge required to thrive in today's interconnected world.
COM-8774-512Cultural Intel & CompetencyHenderson County11/03/202112/01/20210/15$95.00Learn the concepts of cultural intelligence and intercultural competence. Today's technology, globalization, tourism, business and mass-migration is connecting cultures and people like never before. Intercultural competence is a crucial skill in today's hyperconnected world. This competence will help you to work productively with people who have been shaped by different beliefs, experiences and values. In this course, you will reflect and discuss ways to practice and will begin to develop intercultural attitudes, skills and knowledge required to thrive in today's interconnected world.
COM-8774-404Cultural Intel & CompetencyHenderson County10/01/202110/29/20210/15$95.00Learn the concepts of cultural intelligence and intercultural competence. Today's technology, globalization, tourism, business and mass-migration is connecting cultures and people like never before. Intercultural competence is a crucial skill in today's hyperconnected world. This competence will help you to work productively with people who have been shaped by different beliefs, experiences and values. In this course, you will reflect and discuss ways to practice and will begin to develop intercultural attitudes, skills and knowledge required to thrive in today's interconnected world.
COM-8774-502Cultural Intel & CompetencyHenderson County11/05/202112/10/20210/15$95.00Learn the concepts of cultural intelligence and intercultural competence. Today's technology, globalization, tourism, business and mass-migration is connecting cultures and people like never before. Intercultural competence is a crucial skill in today's hyperconnected world. This competence will help you to work productively with people who have been shaped by different beliefs, experiences and values. In this course, you will reflect and discuss ways to practice and will begin to develop intercultural attitudes, skills and knowledge required to thrive in today's interconnected world.
CSP-8744-531Introduction to CalligraphyTransylvania County11/08/202111/29/2021G. Evans4/6$60.00Learn the beautiful art form of calligraphy by becoming proficient in the Chancery Italic style. Gain knowledge in calligraphy tools and usage. Acquire skills in practicing repetitive strokes and working together harmoniously to form letters, sentences, numbers and punctuation. You will be able to apply the quickly mastered skills to create an original calligraphy work of art. You will need to make sure to bring a metal tipped calligraphy pen with ink cartridges and various sized nibs, 12" ruler, gum eraser or vinyl eraser to your class. The instructor will provide practice pages and marble paper supplies to you.
ELC-8123-501Basic Electricity IIHenderson County10/06/202110/27/2021S. McCallister5/5$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.
CJC-4041-001NCJA FTO TrainingHenderson County09/27/202110/01/2021M. Murphy15/5$125.00This course is designed to provide the trainee with the skills and knowledge to perform in the capacity of Field Training Officer (FTO). The NCJA FTO Training course curriculum must be the one authored by the North Carolina Justice Academy (NCJA), and instructors must meet specific NCJA requirements. For details on current NCJA FTO Training course requirements, contact the NC Justice Academy, NC Department of Justice.
SEF-8423-909Become a Physical Therapy Aide - DLInternet-Based Course09/15/202111/15/2021P. Wynn1/10$75.00Prepare for a rewarding career as a valued member of the physical therapy team while learning all about the human body, specific disorders, and the way physical therapists treat these disorders.
OST-8038-909Intro to Ms Word 2019/Office 365-DLInternet-Based Course09/15/202111/15/2021P. Wynn1/99$75.00Across all industries, the ability to create documents in a word processor is essential in day-to-day functions. From writing reports to Knowing how to use Microsoft Word, the most widely-used word processing program, adds an important skill set to your professional profile. This course will introduce you to the 2019 version of Microsoft Word, available through the Office 365 online platform. You will learn the basics of Word 2019 needed to write and edit text and to create, format, and organize documents. By the time you're done with these hands-on activities, you will be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job.
SEF-8438-909Prepare for the GED Test - DLInternet-Based Course09/15/202111/15/2021P. Wynn1/9$75.00If you're comfortable reading a high school textbook, doing math basic operations like fractions and decimals without a calculator, and writing a short letter in English, you're ready to get started! This course will help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your studying on the areas that you need most. You'll get the basics of what you need to know to succeed on the four 2014 GED test modules: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. After completion of this course, you should be well-equipped to take-and pass-the GED test!
CSP-8164-522Intermediate WatercolorTransylvania County10/29/202112/10/2021M. Grissom0/10$75.00Expand on your knowledge and experience with watercolor in this course. Your knowledge and abilities will be assessed and then instruction will build on those abilities. You will learn how to achieve a strong center of i terest, review color theory, and critique your own work in progress. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
NET-8006-909Introduction to Networking-DLInternet-Based Course09/10/202112/10/2021P. Wynn0/10$75.00Introduction to Networking explains computer networking basics in terms you can easily understand, using concepts common to everyday, non-computing experience. A brief introduction to networking history provides context, explaining how networks became so important to businesses and individuals. The course emphasizes networking fundamentals, explaining the software and hardware that makes networking possible. The course stresses understanding how and why networks work, rather than focusing on memorization of terms or numbers.
SEF-9105-909Web Design Value Suite-DLInternet-Based Course09/15/202101/07/2022P. Wynn0/10$260.00Create and post your very own website using HTML! First, you'll learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, you'll plan the content, structure and layout of your website, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics, and tables. You'll also learn powerful no-cost or low-cost web marketing strategies. Learn how to create state-of-the-art websites using modern CSS3 and HTML5 techniques. Take your existing HTML skills to the next level and start building sites like the pros. If you want to survive and excel in the fast-paced world of web publishing, you're going to need to keep up with ever-evolving standards. The new standard for web developers is to use CSS3 and HTML5. You may already know how to use HTML and CSS to create websites. If so, 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. Create your own webpages and websites after learning everything from web design layout to CSS3/HTML5 and JavaScript.
OST-8052-909Intro to Microsoft Word 2016Internet-Based Course09/13/202112/13/2021P. Wynn0/10$75.00Learn to use the basic features of Word 2016 (now available through Office 365) to type, edit, format, spell check, and print professional-looking documents, letters, and reports. One of the most basic skills needed in any job is writing reports and letters using Microsoft Word 2016, now available through Office 365. In this course, you will gain the foundational skills you need to make the most of this powerful program. Through hands-on instructions, you will learn how to add and edit text; move words from one part of your document to another; work on two or more documents simultaneously; and format your text. You will also see how to save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print your documents. You will learn dozens of ways to modify the appearance and content of your documents by adjusting page margins, paragraph tab settings, and line spacing to create great-looking documents quickly and easily. If you need to type foreign language characters or symbols, you can do that in Word too. By using Word's spell and grammar checker, you can catch typos and grammatical mistakes before you print or share your document with others. You will also explore the program's thesaurus feature, which can help you find exactly the right word. By the time you're done with the step-by-step lessons and hands-on activities in this course, you will be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job.

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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:

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