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January to July 2021

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Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education
(828) 694-1735 or 883-2520
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Course Categories

Advanced Manufacturing

AutoCAD I

Learn the essential skills and basic concepts of design and shape using AutoCAD. This course will emphasize visual concepts using simple drawings, printing, and plotting. The course includes the production and management of 2D and 3D design drawings. Books will be discussed on the first day of class. Registration Fee: $130.

2/1-4/26    
M, 5-9 p.m.
Instructor: Schwartz
Location: HCC SPRM 117  
Course #: DFT-8107-411

FANUC: Basic Operations

Learn the basic operations of FANUC robots, using the teach pendant as the main interface point. You will gain introductory knowledge to interact with the robot. Registration Fee: $71.30.

3/4-3/25     
Th, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: McCallister
Location: HCC SPRM 134 
Course #: ATR-8004-401

4/15-5/6     
Th, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: McCallister
Location: HCC SPRM 134 
Course #: ATR-8004-501

HAZWOPER Refresher Online

Annual 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. Registration Fee: $75.

3/1-3/12   
Online 
Course #: SEF-8407-201

4/26-5/7  
Online 
Course #: SEF-8407-202

6/7-6/17       
Online  
Course #: SEF-8407-203

Industrial Maintenance I      

Gain the introductory knowledge and skills required for installing, maintaining and troubleshooting modern industrial equipment, its infrastructure, and facility systems. You will learn to solve practical maintenance problems, read and interpret mechanical drawings, interpret maintenance publications, and keep production equipment and systems running smoothly and efficiently. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $186.30. This course is eligible for a GEER Scholarship.

2/5-4/30   
F, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: McCallister
Location: HCC SPRM 134 
Course #: MNT-8006-401

Plastics Manufacturing Process                      NEW

Gain an understanding of manufacturing processes including machining, sawing, routing, milling, drilling, taping, turning, thermoforming, molding, extrusion, laminating, reinforcing, expansion, casting, coasting, assembly, and finishing. You will learn about the process and equipment requirements, special operational concerns, setup, operation, tooling, capability limitations, maintenance, and safety. Upon completion, you should be able to select the correct process for the material required and discuss machine operation, setup, tooling, safety, and scrap recycling. Registration Fee: $181.30.

1/12-5/4 
T, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: McCallister
Location: HCC SPRM 134 
Course #: ISC-8365-401

Welding I

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $88.80.

1/15-2/19     
F, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Campbell
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8134-411

1/16-2/20
S, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Campbell
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8134-401

3/5-4/23     
F, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Campbell
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8134-412

3/6-4/24     
S, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Campbell
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8134-402

5/18-6/3     
TTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Campbell
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8134-413

6/15-7/1     
TTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Campbell
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8134-414

Welding II

Gain 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. Registration Fee: $88.80.

1/15-2/19     
F, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Green
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8135-411

1/16-2/20     
S, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Green
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8135-401

3/5-4/23     
F, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Green
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8135-412

3/6-4/24     
S, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Green
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8135-402

5/18-6/3     
TTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Green
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8135-413

6/15-7/1   
TTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: TBA
Location: HCC SPRM 135 
Course #: WLD-8135-414

 


Art

Drawing Fundamentals

Learn the skills and techniques to draw from the world around you with classroom and outside experience. Gain an understanding of basic drawing and how to apply design elements that include shading, line, shape and space. Whether you are a beginner or just brushing up on your skills, this class will provide a basic understanding of drawing. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Registration Fee: $65.

2/1-3/22
M, 2-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Grissom
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8576-421

Illuminated Manuscript Lettering

Learn the six dominant periods of illuminated lettering from the 6th Century to the 16th Century and choose your favorite style to use throughout the course. Illuminated lettering can be used as an art form on many surfaces such as t-shirts, mugs, greeting cards, wall art, and other gift items. Make your favorite quotes or verses come to life with illuminated letters using a step by step approach using color and 23kt gold leaf. No previous art training is required to enroll; open to all levels. Registration Fee: $70.

4/5-5/10
M, 1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tickle
Location: Fletcher Town Hall
Course #: CSP-8664-800

Learning and Loving Watercolor

Develop your watercolor painting skills as we cover the basics of watercolor techniques including washes, bleeds, gradations, and masking. Learn the proper use of brushes, water, and pigment with an emphasis on mixing your own colors. Experiment with a variety of effects, working realistically and abstractly. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Registration Fee: $75.

1/20-2/24
W, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Hughes
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8033-401

3/10-4/14
W, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Hughes
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8033-501

4/12-5/17
M, 2-5 p.m.
Instructor: Grissom
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8033-521

Intermediate Watercolor

Expand 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 interest, review color theory, and critique your own work in progress. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Registration Fee: $65.

5/24-7/19
M, 2-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Grissom
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8164-421

Watercolor & Collage Adventure

Learn how watercolors and paper come together in a new manner to create a mixed media magical masterpiece. You will begin with a painting and add character and depth with torn papers that have been created or gathered from exotic locations. Registration Fee: $75.

1/21-3/4
Th, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Hughes
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8972-401

3/11-4/15
Th, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Hughes
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8972-501

Oil Painting

Learn the techniques and applications needed to paint with oils. Emphasis will be placed on formalism and the use of traditional techniques. By the end of this course, you should be comfortable using and manipulating paint toward developing further works based on your individual interests and expression. Registration Fee: $80.

1/20-3/10
W, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Miller
Location: HCC HEND 105A
Course #: CSP-8224-411

Pastel Painting

Enjoy learning the creative powers of pastel. You will learn to translate what you see into what you paint, through palette selection, use of certain materials, picking correct values (colors), composition, plus blending and layering of color. This course will build on different stages, starting with sketching and drawing, blocking in and building up, leading to a successful painting. Some drawing skills are preferred. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Registration Fee: $75.

1/25-3/1
M, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Kies
Location: HCC TEDC 336
Course #: CSP-8657-401

3/15-4/26
M, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Kies
Location: HCC TEDC 336
Course #: CSP-8657-402

6/14-7/26
M, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Kies
Location: HCC TEDC 336
Course #: CSP-8657-401

Intermediate Pastel Painting

Expand your knowledge and skills beyond the Pastel Painting course. You will be encouraged to push your limits to achieve exciting pastel painting skills. As you focus on your drawing skills, creating effective color relationships and strong design you will continue to grow your knowledge. You will also learn wet underpaintings with sanded pastel paper in this course. Registration Fee: $75.

1/27-3/3
W, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Kies
Location: HCC TEDC 336
Course #: CSP-8698-401

3/17-4/28
W, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Kies
Location: HCC TEDC 336
Course #: CSP-8698-402

6/23-7/28
W, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Kies
Location: HCC TEDC 336
Course #: CSP-8698-401

Sketching without Fear

Learn to draw what you see around you every day. In this course, you will be introduced to the pure joy of sketching the world from your unique perspective. You will begin with exercises that teach you how to be observant, nonjudgmental, and learn to start drawing right away. Bring a pencil, eraser, and sketch pad to your first class. All levels are welcomed. Registration Fee: $65.

3/11-4/22
Th, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Camp
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: CSP-8636-401

5/20-6/24
Th, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Camp
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: CSP-8636-401

 


Automotive/Transportation

Automotive Upholstery I

Gain the introductory knowledge and skills of basic automotive upholstery. Through hands-on experience you will learn basic upholstery sewing machine maintenance and operation to perform basic stitching. You will also be able to identify and purchase upholstery materials. Learn proper removal and repair of seat covers and frames or to install new or repaired seat covers on existing frames. You are required to bring safety glasses to the first class. Registration Fee: $206.30.

2/2-5/4
TTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Ducker
Location: TCC TRCT 113
Course #: AUT-8342-431

Certified Automotive Tire Service (ATS)

Get your ATS Credential that is offered through the Tire Industry Association for technicians and service advisors that are working or wanting to work on modern cars and light trucks in this course. You will learn about the step-by-step procedures for lifting the vehicle; removing the assembly; de-mounting, mounting, and inflating; balancing; tire repair; and wheel installation. You will also gain the skills for the proper installation of tires in relation to Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors (TPMS) and the newest procedures when servicing tires. You must recertify for this certification every two years. There will be a $250 material fee that will be due the first night of class in the form of a check or money order payable to Blue Ridge Community College. Registration Fee: $71.30.

2/9-2/25
TTh, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: HCC SPRM 165
Course #: AUT-8343-412

5/4-5/20
TTh, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: HCC SPRM 165
Course #: AUT-8343-511

Escort Vehicle Operator

Start 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. Registration Fee: $95.

3/10-3/11
WTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Galloway
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8003-411

Escort Vehicle Operator CE

Get 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. Registration Fee: $95.

4/15
Th, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Galloway
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8004-411

Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) I

Gain 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. Registration Fee: $136.30.

2/2-3/10
TW, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Heaton
Location: HCC SPRM 103
Course #: AUT-8203-411

OBD Emission Inspection Certification

Become 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 eight-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. Registration Fee: $71.30.

1/25-1/26
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8321-411

2/17-2/18
WTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: TCC TRCT 206
Course #: AUT-8321-431

2/22-2/23
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8321-412

3/29-3/30
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8321-413

4/26-4/27
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8321-414

5/19-5/20
WTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Galloway
Location: TCC TRCT 206
Course #: AUT-8321-432

6/2-6/3
WTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8321-415

6/28-6/29
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8321-416

7/26-7/27
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8321-417

8/11-8/12
WTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Galloway
Location: TCC TRCT 206
Course #: AUT-8321-433

Vehicle Safety Inspection

Become 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. Registration Fee: $71.30.

1/11-1/12
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8327-411

2/8-2/9
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8327-412

2/15-2/16
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Galloway
Location: TCC TRCT 206
Course #: AUT-8327-431

3/22-3/23
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8327-413

4/19-4/20
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8327-414

5/10-5/11
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Galloway
Location: TCC TRCT 206
Course #: AUT-8327-432

5/24-5/25
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8327-415

6/21-6/22
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dudas
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8327-416

7/19-7/20
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: HCC SPRM 108
Course #: AUT-8327-417

8/9-8/10
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Galloway
Location: TCC TRCT 206
Course #: AUT-8327-433

 


Building and Construction

Basic Electricity

Get introduced to electricity in this course. Learn the basic elements and how to safely work with electricity. You will also be provided with an overview of the principles of electricity, concepts, components, circuits, and measurement instruments. Registration Fee: $91.30.

2/10-3/3
W, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: McCallister
Location: HCC SPRM 134
Course #: ELC-8014-401

Basic Electricity II

Gain 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. Registration Fee: $91.30.

3/10-3/31
W, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: McCallister
Location: HCC SPRM 134
Course #: ELC-8123-501

HVAC: Heating and Air Conditioning I

Learn the fundamentals of heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. In this course, you will learn about safety, tools, principles of heat transfer, piping, electricity, controls, heating system components and air conditioning systems. At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge base for troubleshooting, repairing, and performing maintenance of heating and air conditioning units in a residential or commercial setting. The goal of the course is to provide you with the necessary skills to become employed as an HVAC maintenance technician. Registration Fee: $156.30.

1/14-2/23
TTh, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: HCC SPRM 103
Course #: AHR-8133-401

HVAC: Heating & Air Conditioning II

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $156.30.

3/2-4/8
TTh, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: HCC SPRM 103
Course #: AHR-8134-401

EPA Certification Exam Prep

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $70.

4/13-4/29
TTh, 8-11 a.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: HCC SPRM 103
Course #: AHR-8137-501

Masonry I

Learn the skills and knowledge to enter and be successful in the lucrative field of masonry. Masonry is the building of structures from individual units. In this course, you will explore the basics of masonry construction including the materials, tools and techniques of installation, measurements and specifications as well as attitudes and abilities required to become successful in this field. You will be required to purchase additional learning materials. Registration Fee: $221.30. This course is eligible for a GEER Scholarship.

4/27-7/7
TWTh, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: HCC SPRM 129
Course #: MAS-8009-511

NC Electrician Continuing Education

Earn 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 codebook to class with you. Registration Fee: $70.

4/17-4/17
S, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Ruhe
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: ELC-8122-401

NC General Contractors CE

Get 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. Registration Fee: $110.

4/28-4/29
WTh, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Foster
Location: HCC TEDC 336
Course #: CAR-8127-411

6/23-6/24
WTh, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Foster
Location: TCC TRCS 116
Course #: CAR-8127-431

6/26
S, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Foster
Location: HCC TEDC 213 Course #: CAR-8127-501

 


Business Training

Franklin Covey – 7 Habits

7 Habits of Highly Effective People is to help you live your life in a truly effective way. Experience a paradigm shift, and get to know the seven habits as created by Stephen R. Covey. The seven habits are Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood, Synergize and Sharpen the Saw. Applying the principles in your daily life, you will gain more personal and interpersonal growth, helping you to become a more effective person and leader. Registration Fee: $95.

3/25
Th, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Spencer
Location: HCC TEDC 311
Course #: SEF-8916-501

Internet Marketing & Analytics       NEW

Get introduced to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), and web analytics. You will learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click advertising (PPC), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), web analytics, eye-tracking software, and email marketing. Upon completion, you should be able to set up, monitor and maintain SEO optimized websites; and develop strategies for online marketing and advertising plans. Registration Fee: $185.

1/6-5/5
Online
Instructor: Levy
Course #: MKT-8450-201

Leading by Example

Learn to lead by example & gain the leadership skills to become the kind of leader that people can trust in an ever-changing socio-economic business environment. Learn the art of inspiration and building trust while coaching others to their next success. Discover how to apply the strategy that builds cohesive teams while incorporating emotional intelligence and strategic thinking in a balanced and proactive way that will move you and your reports to the next level. This course is designed to provide you with practical tools in the different parameters of a new kind of leadership. Registration Fee: $285.

2/17-5/12
W, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Harari
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: MLS-8996-301

Mission Accelerator

Experience a small business and entrepreneur development program where good ideas meet proven business practices. This program is designed to give small business managers the skill sets and critical management practices they desperately need. Topics include understanding how to legally form a company, business planning, legal and organizational issues and structures, sources of financing, marketing, professional selling, budgeting and project management. This course will include guest speakers, field trips and exposure to various potential resources necessary to successfully launch and manage a successful business. Course fees include instructional materials. Prerequisite: You must have been in business for at least one year. Registration Fee: $295.

1/6-5/19
W, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Heisey
Location: Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
Course #: MLS-8988-801

NC Local Government Finance

Learn the basics of local government finance in North Carolina from a very practical perspective in this overview course. This is not a “debit and credit” accounting course nor does it assume you have a formal accounting education or background. Rather, you will be introduced to the basic job functions that are typically housed in the Finance Department, with more attention given to those that are found in smaller governments. This course also will tie those functions back to the requirements for all local governments found in the NC General Statutes, primarily the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act (G.S. 159 Article 3). Registration Fee: $70.

2/2-3/23
T, 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Instructor: Buchanan
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: ACC-8120-411

Notary Public Education

Learn 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. The registration fee includes your book and materials. Registration Fee: $95.

1/16
S, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Roberts
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: MLS-8874-601

1/29
F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Gavalas
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: MLS-8874-421

2/13
S, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Roberts
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: MLS-8874-602

2/26
F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Gavalas
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: MLS-8874-402

3/13
S, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Roberts
Location: TCC SINK 233
Course #: MLS-8874-603

3/26
F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Gavalas
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: MLS-8874-403

4/10
S, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Roberts
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: MLS-8874-604

4/23
F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Gavalas
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: MLS-8874-521

5/8
S, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Roberts
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: MLS-8874-605

5/19
W, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Gavalas
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: MLS-8874-522

6/5
S, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Roberts
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: MLS-8874-606

6/16
W, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Gavalas
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: MLS-8874-523

7/10
S, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Roberts
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: MLS-8874-607

7/21
W, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Gavalas
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: MLS-8874-524

8/7
S, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Roberts
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: MLS-8874-608

Electronic Notary Public

Become 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. Registration Fee: $80.

2/27
S, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Instructor: Roberts
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: SEF-8927-601

5/7
F, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Instructor: Gavalas
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: SEF-8927-501

8/14
S, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Instructor: Roberts
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: SEF-8927-602

Personal Finance NEW

Learn about individual and family financial decisions. You will build useful skills in buying, managing finances, increasing resources, and coping with current economic conditions. Upon completion, you should be able to develop a personal financial plan. Registration Fee: $130.

1/6-5/5
W, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kish
Location: HCC TEDC 311
Course #: BAF-8276-301

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Prep Course

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification. This comprehensive review of SHRM Learning System materials covers the nine SHRM developed HR Competencies. The HR Expertise competency is then addressed through in-depth coverage of fifteen functional areas under the four general headings of People, Organization, Workplace, and Strategy. This course prepares you to take either the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exams. Registration Fee: $1050.

2/9-5/4
T, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Allison
Location: Online
Course #: SEF-8571-411

Social Media Marketing NEW

Build your social media marketing skills by utilizing projects that give you hands-on experience in implementing social media marketing strategies. You will learn about integrating different social media technologies into a marketing plan, creating social media marketing campaigns, and applying appropriate social media tools. Upon completion, you should be able to use social media technologies to create and improve marketing efforts for businesses. Registration Fee: $185.

1/6-5/5
Online
Instructor: Levy
Course #: MKT-8451-201

1/6-5/5
Online
Instructor: Levy
Course #: MKT-8451-301

 


Computers

Computers 101: Becoming Savvy

Develop the skills you need to effectively operate a computer. This course is designed and recommended for the new computer user. Course is slow-paced with no computer experience required and with minimal typing involved. Learn how to navigate these features: the desktop, basic word processing, spreadsheets, along with hands-on exercises for a successful learning experience. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $75.

2/1-3/3
MW, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 315
Course #: CIS-8013-401

2/16-3/16
T, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Sprouse
Location: TCC TRCS 115
Course #: CIS-8013-421

Computers 102: Savvy Continued

Further 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. Registration Fee: $75.

3/15-4/21
MW, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 315
Course #: CIS-8014-501

3/23-4/27
T, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Sprouse
Location: TCC TRCS 115
Course #: CIS-8014-521

Computers 201: Windows 10

Let us show you how to personalize your computer by learning how and why the new features work in Windows 10. Organizing the Start screen, manipulating applications, using the Control Panel, and navigating the file system are just a few of its capabilities you will learn. This course is for individuals familiar with computers but want to expand their knowledge. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $75.

3/11-5/6
Th, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 315
Course #: NOS-8000-401

Cloud & Storage Concepts NEW

Learn about cloud terminology, virtualization, storage networking and access control. Upon completion, you should be able to perform tasks related to installation, configuration and management of cloud storage systems and be prepared to complete the CompTIA Cloud+ Certification. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $185.

1/6-5/5
Online
Instructor: Andrews
Course #: NET-8007-201

Graphic Design I NEW

Learn the conceptualization process used in visual problem solving. You will be learning the principles of design and on the manipulation and organization of elements. Upon completion, you should be able to apply design principles and visual elements to projects. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $185.

1/6-5/5
Online
Instructor: Ford
Course #: OST-8049-201

Intro to Ethical Hacking NEW

Get an introduction to the foundations of ethical hacking. You will learn about security policies, common vulnerabilities, penetration testing methodology, and hacking concepts using computer programming and scripting techniques. Upon completion, you should be able to describe the computer programming aspects of ethical hacking in an organization’s overall security framework and be ready to complete EC Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker certification preparation course. Registration Fee: $185.

1/6-5/5
Online
Instructor: Staff
Course #: CCT-8000-201

Apple MacBook 101

Learn 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-by-step course. Registration Fee: $70.

1/29-3/26
F, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: NOS-8005-401

iPad 101: Getting Started

Getting started with your new iPad can be a challenge so this course takes learning slowly and patiently. Learn the basics to get you up and running from sending and receiving emails and text messages, surfing the Web, taking pictures, understanding your AppleID (iCloud) and installing apps. You will be using the online Apple User Guide for this course. Registration Fee: $60.

2/1-2/22
M, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: CSP-8686-401

2/2-2/23
T, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: TCC TRCT 220
Course #: CSP-8686-421

6/7-6/28
M, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: CSP-8686-401

6/29-7/20
T, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: TCC TRCT 220
Course #: CSP-8686-422

iPhone 101: Getting Started

Getting started with your new iPhone can be a challenge so this course takes learning slowly and patiently. Learn the basics to get you up and running from placing and receiving phone calls and text messages, taking pictures, understanding the AppleID (iCloud) and installing apps. You will be using the online Apple iPhone User Guide for this course. Registration Fee: $60.

2/2-2/23
T, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: TCC TRCT 220
Course #: CSP-8687-2021

2/3-2/24
W, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 236
Course #: CSP-8687-401

6/1-6/22
T, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: TCC TRCT 220
Course #: CSP-8687-422

6/3-6/24
Th, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: CSP-8687-401

iPhone/iPad 201: Beyond the Basics

Take 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 read 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. Registration Fee: $70.

3/9-5/4
T, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: TCC TRCT 220
Course #: CSP-8688-521

3/10-5/5
W, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 236
Course #: CSP-8688-401

iPad and iPhone Q&A

Learn the answers to common questions users encounter while using their iPad or iPhone. Each class will cover a brief topic that most users encounter while using their Apple device. During each class period, there will be a scheduled time to cover questions raised by students. Questions may cover any topic related to the use, maintenance, or the apps that come standard on iPads or iPhones. Prerequisite: iPad 101 or iPhone 101, and iPhone iPad 201; or similar experience. Registration Fee: $65.

3/15-4/26
M, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: CSP-8982-401

Learn to Use your iPhone/iPad for Photo

Taking, editing, and storing your photos from an iPhone or iPad is easy once you know the basics. Learn to take better photographs, enhance them in the Apple Photos app and store them in iCloud for use across all your mobile devices and MAC or PC computers. Whether you are a seasoned photography pro or a new iPhone/iPad user, you will find this class an enlightening and fun way to create perfect pictures for use in business or personal situations. Bring your own devices with you to class. Registration Fee: $70.

6/1-7/20
T, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: TCC TRCT 220
Course #: CSP-8621-421

6/2-7/21
W, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: CSP-8621-401

Manage Your Google Drive

Sharpen your knowledge of Google Drive by learning how to manage the central dashboard where everything happens. You will learn to organize, store, and share your files and folders in different categories. Learn how to create and collaborate with others, search and sort your files, and understand the keyboard shortcuts. This course is designed for the student who is familiar with Google Drive, but wants to expand their knowledge. Registration Fee: $75.

3/2-3/23
T, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Garvey
Location: TCC TRCS 115
Course #: CIS-8019-531

5/18-6/8
T, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Garvey
Location: TCC TRCS 115
Course #: CIS-8019-431

Microsoft Access Concepts NEW

Get introduced to database design and creation using Microsoft Access. You will learn about data dictionaries, normalization, data integrity, data modeling, and the creation of simple tables, queries, reports, and forms. Upon completion, you should be able to design and implement normalized database structures by creating simple database tables, queries, reports, and forms. You will also have the opportunity to take the MOS: Microsoft Office Access Certification Exam. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $185.

1/6-5/5
Online
Instructor: Taylor
Course #: OST-8047-201

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets NEW

Learn the basic spreadsheet design, and development using Microsoft Excel. You will learn about writing formulas, using functions, enhancing spreadsheets, creating, charts, and printing. Upon completion, you should be able to design and print basic, spreadsheets and charts. You will be given the opportunity to take the MOS: Microsoft Office Excel Core Certification Exam. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $185.

1/6-5/5
Online
Instructor: Capps
Course #: OST-8048-201

1/6-5/5
TTh, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Capps
Location: HCC TEDC 335
Course #: OST-8048-301

1/6-5/5
W, 1-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Capps
Location: HCC TEDC 335
Course #: OST-8048-302

Microsoft Windows Q&A

Learn the answers to common computer questions users encounter while using the latest Microsoft personal computer operating system. Each class will cover a brief topic that most users encounter while using their personal computers at work or at home. During each class period, there will be a scheduled time to cover questions raised by you. Questions may cover any topic related to the use, maintenance, or use of the software that comes standard with a Microsoft Windows computer. Prerequisite: Computer 101 and 102, or similar experience. Registration Fee: $70.

3/23-5/4
T, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: TCC TRCT 220
Course #: CSP-8983-521

6/2-7/7
W, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: CSP-8983-401

Mobile Application Dev I NEW

Gain the skills needed in programming technologies, design, and development as it relates to mobile applications. Learn more about accessing device capabilities, industry standards, operating systems, and programming for mobile applications using an OS Software Development Kit (SDK). Upon completion, you should be able to create basic applications for Android mobile devices and be prepared to complete Google’s Associate Android Developer certification. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $185.

1/6-5/5
Online
Instructor: Staff
Course #: WEB-8009-201

QuickBooks & Accounting Basics

Learn the basics of QuickBooks, a comprehensive accounting and financial software system used in many small- to mid-sized businesses. Gain the accounting basics in order to better understand the applications and processes in QuickBooks as well as the importance of applying these basics to any business. This course is relaxed, informative and for beginners and those who want to enhance their basic accounting and QuickBooks knowledge. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $130.p

3/16-6/8
T, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Thompson
Location: TCC TRCT 218
Course #: ACC-8112-531

Routing Basics

Learn about initial router configuration, router software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP, and access control lists (ACLs). Gain the knowledge about the fundamentals of router configuration, managing router software, routing protocol, and access lists. Upon completion, you should understand routers and their role in WANs, router configuration, routing protocols, TCP/IP, troubleshooting, and ACLs. You should also be prepared to complete the foundational Cisco network certifications. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $185.

1/6-3/3
Online
Instructor: Andrews
Course #: NET-8001-201

Security Concepts NEW

Get introduced to the concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. You learn about the historical view of networking and security, security issues, trends, security resources, and the role of policy, people, and processes in information security. Upon completion, you should be able to identify information security risks, create an information security policy, and identify processes to implement and enforce policy and be prepared to complete the CompTIA Security+ certification. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $185.

1/6-5/5
Online
Instructor: Hollifield
Course #: SEC-8004-201

Windows Administration I NEW

Learn the installation and configuration of a Windows Server operating system. You will gain an understanding on the basic configuration of core network services, Active Directory and group policies. Upon completion, you should be able to install and configure a Windows Server operating system and be prepared to complete the MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals certification. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $185.

1/6-5/5
Online
Instructor: Staff
Course #: NOS-8002-201

 


Craft Beer Academy

Craft Beer Brewing

Learn what it takes to become a craft beer brewer with this unique and innovative method of instruction. Advanced production techniques will be illustrated in understanding a modern commercial brewery. Additionally, this course will assist those who have shown interest in the craft brewery field by expanding their knowledge of the brewing, cellaring, and packaging process. You must be 21 years of age to register for this course and register in person with a valid Driver’s License at the Henderson County Campus or the Transylvania County Campus. Registration Fee: $171.30.

2/5-4/23
F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: McMahan
Location: Online SPRM 118
Course #: ISC-8353-301

TiPS (Training Intervention ProcedureS)

Learn how to responsibly sell, service, and consume alcohol with the globally recognized TiPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) program. TiPS empowers you to take a proactive approach toward preventing alcohol misuse and maintaining control of the service environment. The program is designed for servers at restaurants, bars, hotels, in-store tastings, or other establishments where alcohol is consumed on the premises as well as for employees in an alcohol manufacturing setting. You will learn strategies to ensure responsible alcohol awareness and service and specific state and local regulations governing the manufacture and consumption of alcohol. Registration Fee: $95.

7/12
M, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Instructor: McMahan
Location: HCC SPRM 118
Course #: ISC-8360-501

 


Crafts

Rubber Stamping Special Folds

Learn some fun rubber stamping folding techniques for making cards in this intermediate and hands-on course. You will be learning the triple fold, star, w-fold, and waterfall card techniques. Basic rubber stamping experience is helpful, but not required. Please bring your scissors to each class. Registration Fee: $65.

3/9-3/30
T, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Carroll
Location: HCC TEDC 236
Course #: CSP-8975-411

Rubber Stamping Fun Techniques

Learn some fun rubber stamping techniques in this intermediate and hands-on course. You will also learn some various background techniques. Basic rubber stamping experience is helpful, but not required. Please bring your scissors to each class. Registration Fee: $65.

6/22-7/13
T, 6:30-8 p.m.
Instructor: Carroll
Location: HCC TEDC 236
Course #: CSP-8967-411

Silk Floral Design

Learn about silk floral design and arranging. You will develop an understanding of basic floral design for personal use and be able to design two arrangements in this course. You will be required to purchase the materials for these arrangements with an average cost of $50 to $100. The supply list will be discussed at the first class. Registration Fee: $60.

1/26-2/9
T, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Link
Location: HCC TEDC 336
Course #: CSP-8152-411

3/2-3/16
T, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Link
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8152-531

4/20-5/4
T, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Link
Location: HCC TEDC 336
Course #: CSP-8152-412

5/18-6/1
T, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Link
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8152-431

6/22-7/6
T, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Link
Location: HCC TEDC 336
Course #: CSP-8152-411

Stained Glass

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $81.30.

1/25-3/8
M, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Danis-Stys
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8119-421

6/7-7/19 (no class on 7/5)
M, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Danis-Stys
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8119-421

Mosaic for All Levels

Learn 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, break, 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. Registration Fee: $71.30.

4/12-5/10
M, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Danis-Stys
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8931-521

7/26-8/30
M, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Danis-Stys
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8931-421

Wire Wrapping Jewelry Making

Learn to make your own professional looking jewelry. Experience the art of wire-wrapping through the construction of a copper bangle bracelet with a clasp. No experience is necessary, but good eyesight or a close work magnifier is necessary. Registration Fee: $65.

3/15-3/17
MW, 2-5 p.m.
Instructor: Till-Fidelman
Location: Fletcher Town Hall
Course #: CSP-8552-800

Making Wire-Wrapped Rings

Learn how to construct finger rings out of sterling silver and/or 14kt gold-filled wire or wire with crystals or gemstones. You will make one, two or three rings depending on ability and time. Registration Fee: $65.

4/12-4/14
MW, 2-5 p.m.
Instructor: Till-Fidelman
Location: Fletcher Town Hall
Course #: CSP-8706-800

Wire Wrapping Pendant Jewelry

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $65.

5/3-5/5
MW, 2-5 p.m.
Instructor: Till-Fidelman
Location: Fletcher Town Hall 
Course #: CSP-8599-800

 


Culinary

4-HR ServSafe Food Safety Manager Review

Review information from the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) ServSafe Manager 7th Edition Book before taking the proctored two hour 09-ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Examination. North Carolina 15A .2600 Rules Governing Food Protection and Sanitation of Food Establishments states that food service establishments must have a certified manager present at all times of operation. Food establishments will receive a deduction of two points on food safety inspection scores if this requirement is not met. 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. Registration Fee: $70.

4/16
F, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: TCC TRCS 111
Course #: HOS-8086-521

Beginning Cake Decorating

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $70.

3/1-3/18
MTh, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ruff
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8022-411

5/3-5/24
MTh, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ruff
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8022-412

6/7-6/24
MTh, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ruff
Location: HCC SINK 231 Course #: CSP-8022-413

 


Dance

Basic Beginner Ballroom Dancing

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $56.30.

1/25-3/8
M, 8:15-9:15 p.m.
Instructor: McFalls
Location: HCC PKHL 123
Course #: CSP-8012-411

3/22-5/10
M, 8:15-9:15 p.m.
Instructor: McFalls
Location: HCC PKHL 123
Course #: CSP-8012-412

5/17-7/12
M, 8:15-9:15 p.m.
Instructor: McFalls
Location: HCC PKHL 123
Course #: CSP-8012-411

Basic Beginner Carolina Shag

Enjoy this fun-filled basic beginner’s course for couples and singles who enjoy shag music from the sixties. You will learn the rhythmic timing with a six-count basic shag step, a few simple turns, shag dance floor etiquette, and how to put a dance together. Registration Fee: $61.30.

1/28-2/18
Th, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Bryson
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8723-431

Beginner Carolina Shag I

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $61.30.

3/4-3/25
Th, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Bryson
Location: TCC TRCS 147 Course #: CSP-8724-531

Line Dancing

Here 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 to country and rock and roll music. Flat leather-soled shoes are recommended. Registration Fee: $71.30.

1/25-3/8
M, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: McFalls
Location: HCC PKHL 123
Course #: CSP-8101-411

3/22-5/10
M, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: McFalls
Location: HCC PKHL 123
Course #: CSP-8101-412

5/17-7/12
M, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: McFalls
Location: HCC PKHL 123
Course #: CSP-8101-411

Intermediate/Advanced Line Dancing

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $71.30.

1/26-3/9
T, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: McFalls
Location: HCC PKHL 123
Course #: CSP-8699-411

3/23-5/11
T, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: McFalls
Location: HCC PKHL 123
Course #: CSP-8699-412

5/25-7/6
T, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: McFalls
Location: HCC PKHL 123
Course #: CSP-8699-411

 


Emergency Medical

Visit our Emergency Medical Services webpage for complete information about our course offerings. 

 


Fire and Rescue

Visit our Fire and Rescue webpage for complete information about our course offerings. 

 


Healthcare

Visit our Healthcare webpage for complete information about our course offerings. 

 


Health and Exercise

Essential Oils 101

Learn all about essential oils and discover how oils can support physical and emotional well-being and minimize stress. You will also learn about essential oil safety along with common use methods. The registration fee includes the cost of materials. Registration Fee: $40.

3/2
T, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Galloway/Jacobsen
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8985-411

6/15
T, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Galloway/Jacobsen
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8985-411

Koru Basic NEW

Learn about mindfulness, meditation and stress management using the Koru Mindfulness® curriculum. In the course, you will gain information on how to reduce your stress and enhance your well-being while learning from an experienced Koru-trained instructor. Registration Fee: $45.

1/12-2/2
6-7:15p.
Instructor: Whitesides
Online via Zoom
Course #: CSP-8731-201

5/18-6/8
10-11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Whitesides
Online via Zoom
Course #: CSP-8731-202

Sit Step Sing Fitness NEW

Learn about a one-of-a-kind exercise system for rhythmic movement to age-appropriate music. You will sit in a regular supportive chair with sidearms 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. Registration Fee: $45.

1/20-1/29
WF, 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Saalfield
Location: HCC FLAT 109
Course #: CSP-8727-401

2/3-2/24
W, 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Saalfield
Location: HCC FLAT 109
Course #: CSP-8727-402

3/3-3/24
W, 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Saalfield
Location: HCC FLAT 109
Course #: CSP-8727-403

5/19-6/9
W, 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Saalfield
Location: HCC FLAT 109
Course #: CSP-8727-401

7/7-7/28
W, 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Saalfield
Location: HCC FLAT 109
Course #: CSP-8727-402

Qigong for Health and Wellness

Qigong is an ancient Chinese practice with wonderful health benefits. With slow, graceful movements, visualization and breathing allows you to connect with your body and become conscious of your Qi (life force energy). Learn a classic form called Eight Piece Brocade and meditations. Qigong can be done by anyone regardless of age or health. Registration Fee: $66.30.

1/26-3/9
TTh, 4-5 p.m.
Instructor: Moreno
Location: HCC PKHL 123
Course #: CSP-8549-411

3/5-5/7
F, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Moreno
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8549-421

Yoga: Wellness & Relaxation

Learn to unite breath with movement, flexibility with strength, and expand your “on the mat” experience into daily life. Individuals of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Registration Fee: $55.

2/2-3/9 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Whitesides
Online via Zoom
Course #: CSP-8732-401

3/16-4/27 6-7p.m.
Instructor: Whitesides
Online via Zoom
Course #: CSP-8732-402

Zumba Basics

Gain endurance, strength, stamina and confidence with Zumba. Zumba is a fitness program based on Latin and International music that mixes high intensity and low intensity moves for a workout that burns calories and offers a good dose of cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and boosted energy. It has been described as “exercise in disguise” because of the way the Latin and World grooves makes you want to get up and move to the beat of the music. It is perfect if you want to burn 600 to 900 calories in an hour’s time. Please bring a water bottle, towel and wear comfortable clothes. Registration Fee: $61.30.

1/27-3/17
W, 4-5 p.m.
Instructor: Johnson
Location: HCC PKHL 123
Course #: CSP-8588-411

 


History

Henderson County History & Heritage I

Learn about Henderson County from prehistory to 1860. Topics include geography and natural resources, Cherokee and Catawba history and culture, Revolutionary War and treaties with the Cherokee, early settlers and backgrounds, Appalachian culture, political and economic history, agriculture, transportation, religious history, education, early communities, black history, and noteworthy families and people in the early history of the county. Registration Fee: $65.

1/19-3/9
T, 1-2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Giles
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course#: CSP-8481-401

Henderson County History & Heritage II

Explore 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. Registration Fee: $65.

3/16-5/11
T, 6-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Giles
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: CSP-8482-401

Henderson County History & Heritage III

Explore Henderson County History from early 1900 through the 20th century. Topics include the Roaring ‘20s, the Great Depression, World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the post-war era, the Vietnam War and other events to the end of the 20th century. Specifics addressed will include cultural changes, minorities, political and economic history, agriculture, transportation, education, industrialization, communities, and current issues. Registration Fee: $65.

3/4-4/29
Th, 6-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Giles
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: CSP-8617-401

 


Languages

Basic American Sign Language

Learn the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context. Gain an understanding on the development of basic expressive and receptive skills. By the end of this course, you should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness. Registration Fee: $70.

1/21-3/4
Th, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Castillo
Location: HCC TEDC 223
Course #: COM-8769-011

American Sign Language II

Continue to learn the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context. Gain an understanding on the progressive development of expressive and receptive skills. By the end of this course, you should have a greater understanding to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness. Registration Fee: $70.
3/11-4/22
Th, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Castillo
Location: HCC TEDC 223
Course #: COM-8771-011

Beginning Spanish I

Learn to acquire the basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand Spanish and the Hispanic culture. The course includes the alphabet, pronunciation, rules of stress and accent, gender and plural nouns, definite articles, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, parts of the body, personal subject pronouns, conjugation of the present tense regular verbs and common conversational phrases. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $70.

1/14-3/11
Th, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Harney
Location: HCC TEDC 311
Course #: FLI-8760-401

2/23-4/20
T, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Marquez
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: FLI-8760-431

Beginning Spanish II

Continue 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. Registration Fee: $70.

1/28-3/25
Th, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Marquez
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: FLI-8761-431

3/18-5/13
Th, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Harney
Location: HCC TEDC 311
Course #: FLI-8761-401

6/10-7/29
Th, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Marquez
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: FLI-8761-431

Beginning Spanish III

Continue to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The main points to be covered include: irregular present tense verbs, cardinal and ordinal numbers, shortened forms of adjectives, possessive adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, and vocabulary related to times, dates, holidays, family, friends and occupations. Prerequisite: Beginning Spanish II or equivalent proficiency. Registration Fee: $70.

1/12-3/2
T, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Harney
Location: HCC TEDC 311
Course #: FLI-8762-401

5/27-7/15
Th, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Harney
Location: HCC TEDC 311
Course #: FLI-8762-401

Beginning Spanish Conversation

Review the grammar and vocabulary learned in Beginning Spanish I, II, and III with conversation as the focus. Rules of stress, accent, gender, plural nouns, definite articles, personal subject pronouns, conjugation of the present tense regular verbs, common conversational phrases, simple negative, interrogatives, verb ‘to be’ and ‘tener,’ prepositions, irregular present tense verbs, cardinal and ordinal numbers, shortened forms of adjectives, possessive and demonstrative, numbers, days, months, weather, time, body parts, family, friends, occupations, clothing, city locations, ordering in a restaurant and shopping. Prerequisite: Beginning Spanish III or equivalent proficiency. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase required materials before the course begins. Registration Fee: $70.

3/16-5/11
T, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Harney
Location: HCC TEDC 311
Course #: FLI-8763-401

Intermediate Spanish I

Continue 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. Registration Fee: $70.

5/25-7/13
T, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Harney
Location: HCC TEDC 311
Course #: FLI-8755-411

Spanish Literature & Culture IV

In this course students will read literature to acquire new vocabulary and grammar as well as reading and writing fluency. The course will also focus on Cuba and the Dominican Republic to learn their culture and customs. Registration Fee: $70.

1/25-3/15
M, 6-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tierson
Location: HCC TEDC 311
Course #: FLI-8791-411

French for Beginners I

Learn to acquire the basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand French. You will be working on developing conversational skills. Please bring a notebook to first class. Registration Fee: $70.

6/9-6/30
MW, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: FLI-8822-431

French for Beginners II

Continue to acquire more basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand French. You will be continuing to work 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. Registration Fee: $70.

7/14-8/4
MW, 6-8 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: FLI-8823-531

German for Beginners I

Experience learning another language. In this first of a two-part introductory course, you will begin the study of the German language. Learn to acquire the basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand German. Emphasis will be on developing conversational and reading and writing skills. Registration Fee: $75.

1/27-3/31
W, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Durre
Location: Online
Course #: FLI-8812-401

German for Beginners II

Experience learning another language. In this second of a two-part introductory course, you will begin the study of the German language. Learn to acquire the basic skills necessary to listen, speak, read, write and understand German. Emphasis will be on developing conversational and reading and writing skills. Registration Fee: $75.

5/19-7/21
W, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Durre
Location: Online
Course #: FLI-8813-401

German for Beginners V NEW

Continue learning German Grammar and developing its application in speaking, listening, reading, and writing German, including some translation to and from German. You will need to have taken German for Beginners IV or equivalent familiarity with the basics of the German language to take this course. Registration Fee: $75.

1/27-3/31
W, 3:00-5 p.m..
Instructor: Durre
Location: Online
Course #: FLI-8824-401

German for Beginners VI NEW

Continue learning German Grammar and developing its application in speaking, listening, reading, and writing German, including some translation to and from German. You will need to have taken German for Beginners V or equivalent familiarity with the basics of the German language to take this course. Registration Fee: $75.

5/19-7/21
W, 3:00-5 p.m.
Instructor: Durre
Location: online
Course #: FLI-8825-401

 


Law Enforcement

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Motorcycle Safety

Visit our Motorcycle Safety webpage for complete information about our course offerings. 

 


Music

Guitar for Beginners

Learn and enjoy the basic skills in guitar technique and music fundamentals through a diverse repertoire that includes popular, folk, classical and country styles. The class is designed for the beginning student and it is not necessary to have any previous music experience. You will need to bring a six-string acoustic guitar (can be nylon or steel strings) and music manuscript paper (staff paper) to each class session. Students will have opportunities to recommend songs of interest for the class to learn. Registration Fee: $85.

3/15-5/10
M, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Zvengrowski
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8697-421

Intermediate Guitar II NEW

Continue to expand your knowledge of guitar techniques and music fundamentals through a diverse repertoire that includes popular, classical, folk and country music styles. You will need to have the ability to read music notation, guitar tablature and possess a basic chord vocabulary for this course. Prerequisite: Guitar for Beginners course and/or Intermediate Guitar. Registration Fee: $85.

3/15-5/10
M, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Zvengrowski
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: CSP-8998-421

The Beatles: Here, There, and Everywhere

Learn about the three stylistic periods of the Beatles -Early Period – Initiation, 1962-1964; Middle Period – Experimentation, 1965-1967; and Late Period – Maturity, 1967-1969, to increase your understanding of their contributions to popular music. You will learn and apply the principles of the Aural Analysis of Music to expand your skills as a listener and enhance your enjoyment of music recordings and concerts. Registration Fee: $65.

6/7-6/28
M, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Zvengrowski
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: CSP-8961-521

 


Outdoor Recreation

Bicycle Maintenance Basics

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $71.30.

3/10-3/17
W, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8994-531

Bicycle Brake Maintenance

Gain 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. Registration Fee: $71.30.

3/24-3/31
W, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8996-532

Bicycle Gears & Derailleurs

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $71.30.

4/14-4/21
W, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8995-533

Introduction to Drones

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $71.30.

5/1
S, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Lee
Location: SPRM 134
Course #: UAS-8000-401

6/12
S, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Lee
Location: HCC SPRM 134
Course #: UAS-8000-501

 


Photography

Creative Smartphone Photography

Increase 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. Registration Fee: $60.

4/12-5/10
M, 2-4 p.m.
Instructor: Tourtillott
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8977-401

7/12-8/9
M, 2-4 p.m.
Instructor: Tourtillott
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8977-402

Introduction to Digital Photography

Develop an understanding of digital photography and the skills to make successful images regardless if you own a point-and-shoot or a high-end, DSLR camera. You will begin with basic camera functions and then explore the relationship between shutter speed, aperture, and exposure. Hands-on demonstrations and a variety of assignments will help you develop your own photographic style. Bring your camera. DSLR with manual settings preferable, but not required. Registration Fee: $71.30.

1/29-3/26
F, 9-11 a.m.
Instructor: King
Location: TCC TRCT 218
Course #: CSP-8652-422

6/7-6/10
MTWTh, 12-4 p.m.
Instructor: King
Location: TCC TRCT 218
Course #: CSP-8652-423

Introduction to Digital Photography II

Learn techniques and improve your photographic competency in this Level II study of digital photography. For those who have completed Introduction to Digital Photography, or are comfortable using a DSLR in Manual mode, this class is for you. Hands-on demonstration and a variety of assignments will help to further develop your photographic style. Bring a DSLR camera with manual settings to class. Registration Fee: $61.30.

4/16-5/7
F, 9-11 a.m.
Instructor: King
Location: TCC TRCT 218
Course #: CSP-8668-522

Learn to Use your iPhone/iPad for Photo

Taking, editing and storing your photos from an iPhone or iPad is easy once you know the basics. Learn to take better photographs, enhance them in the Apple Photos app and store them in iCloud for use across all your mobile devices and MAC or PC computers. Whether you are a seasoned photography pro or a new iPhone/iPad user, you will find this class an enlightening and fun way to create perfect pictures for use in business or personal situations. Bring your own devices with you to class. Registration Fee: $70.

6/1-7/20
T, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: TCC TRCT 220
Course #: CSP-8621-421

6/2-7/21
W, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kaczmarek
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: CSP-8621-401

Photographing People and Pets

Learn 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 assumes that you know how to use the different settings of your dSLR or mirrorless camera. Registration Fee: $56.30.

5/5-5/19
W, 5-7 p.m.
Instructor: St. Romain
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8973-411

6/16-6/30
W, 5-7 p.m.
Instructor: St. Romain
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8973-511

Photographing Waterfalls

Gain 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 assumes that you know how to use the different settings of your dSLR or mirrorless camera. Registration Fee: $56.30

4/14-4/28
W, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: St. Romain
Location: TCC TRCS 117
Course #: CSP-8974-421

6/16-6/30
W, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: St. Romain
Location: TCC TRCS 117
Course #: CSP-8974-522

 


Pottery

Exploring Clay I – Pottery

Learn how to express your creative visions through working with clay. Whether your skills are at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, you will gain tips and techniques to help you develop your skills. Our small classes allow time for individual and group instruction. You will learn skills from the basics of throwing, hand-building, glaze applications and firing, refining skills as well as learning new techniques. Clay is available for purchase at the College Bookstore. Registration Fee: $151.30.

1/12-3/2
T, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8944-401

1/13-3/3
W, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8944-411

3/16-5/11
T, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8944-501

3/17-5/12
W, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8944-511

5/18-7/27
T, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8944-401

5/19-7/28
W, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8944-501

Exploring Clay II – Pottery

Take 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. Registration Fee: $151.30.

1/11-3/8
M, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8945-401

1/14-3/11
Th, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8945-411

3/15-5/10
M, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8945-501

3/18-5/13
Th, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8945-511

5/20-7/29
Th, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8945-501

Glazing & Firing NEW

Gain the ability to prep clay in class and work on pottery at home. You will bring finished work to class for design and construction input, and firing by the instructor. You may also use commercial glazes or those provided in class to finish your work. You must have completed Exploring Clay I & II to be eligible to register for this course. Registration Fee: $71.30.

1/13-3/3
W, 5-6 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8730-411

3/17-5/12
W, 5-6 p.m.
Instructor: Kirby
Location: HCC MCMA 102
Course #: CSP-8730-412

Sculpting Animals in Clay

Become 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. Registration Fee: $126.30.

3/3-4/7
W, 12-3 p.m.
Instructor: Adams
Location: Laurie Adams Home Studio
Course #: CSP-8955-800

6/9-7/14
W, 12-3 p.m.
Instructor: Adams
Location: Laurie Adams Home Studio
Course #: CSP-8955-800


Real Estate

Real Estate Pre-Licensing

Become 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. Registration Fee: $245.

3/8-5/25
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: Online
Course #: RLS-8709-201

5/25-8/10
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: TCC TRCS 143
Course #: RLS-8709-431

Broker Relationships and Responsibilities

Gain 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 high-level 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. Registration Fee: $170.

1/13-2/4
WTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: Online
Course #: RLS-8702-201

4/21-5/13
WTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: RLS-8702-511

7/14-8/5
WTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: TCC TRCS 143
Course #: RLS-8702-531

Broker Contracts & Closings

Gain 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 high-level 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. Registration Fee: $170.

2/10-3/10
WTh, 6-9 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: Online
Course #: RLS-8706-201

5/19-6/10
WTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: TCC TRCS 143
Course #: RLS-8706-431

NC Law, Rules & Legal Concepts

Gain 30-hours of post-licensing education in this Post 303 course. This assists the Real Estate Broker with the required training to meet the 90-hour post-licensing educational requirements set forth by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. This course gives you 30 hours of post-licensing education. Topics addressed in this course include general North Carolina licensing requirements, brokerage compensation issues, the disciplinary process, specialized types of real estate, property management in NC, and miscellaneous NC laws and legal concepts. Please visit the College Bookstore to purchase the required NC Real Estate Manual before the course begins. Registration Fee: $170.

3/17-4/15
WTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: Online
Course #: RLS-8708-201

6/16-7/8
WTh, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: TCC TRCS 143
Course #: RLS-8708-432

Real Estate BICUP

Earn 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 the 2020-2021 course topics. Registration Fee: $50.

1/15
F, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: Online
Course #: SEF-9075-201

3/19
F, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: Online
Course #: SEF-9075-202

5/22
S, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: SEF-9075-601

6/4
S, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: SEF-9075-602

8/13
F, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: SEF-9075-521

Real Estate GENUP

Earn 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. Registration Fee: $50.

2/19
F, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: Online
Course #: SEF-9076-201

4/16
F, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: HCC TEDC 311
Course #: SEF-9076-501

6/5
S, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: SEF-9076-602

7/17
S, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: SEF-9076-603

Commercial & Investment NEW

Get your four 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. Registration Fee: $70.

3/19
F, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: Online
Course #: SEF-9082-201n

5/22
S, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: SEF-9082-601

Everyday Ethics in Real Estate NEW

Get your four hours of elective needed for the NC Real Estate Commission with this course. You will learn how ethics and ethical practices apply to the field of real estate brokerage that you must know. Gain the knowledge in this exciting course that teaches ethics through the presentation and discussion of a number of specific real estate case and common situations involving today’s modern real estate agent. You will be guided on the “best practices” to use in avoiding situations which can lead to disciplinary action by real estate licensing boards, as well violations of the National Association of REALTORS®, Code of Ethics Standards and Practices. You will also able to use this course to satisfy the completion of the required ethics training of the National Association of REALTORS®. Registration Fee: $70.

1/15
F, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: Online
Course #: SEF-9083-201

Foreclosure, Short Sales & REOs & Auctions NEW

Get you four 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 a real estate auction. Registration Fee: $70.

4/16
F, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: HCC TEDC 311
Course #: SEF-9084-501

6/5
S, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: SEF-9084-602

Red Flags: Property Inspection Guide NEW

Get your four hours of elective needed for the NC Real Estate Commission with this course. Gain the information you can use in identifying common “Red Flags” that may involve a property you are attempting to list and/or a property you are planning to buy. Learn what to look for and how to investigate the source of some of the leading issues you must seek to discover which can not only help prevent your client/customer from possible final losses, but which if not disclosed could subject you to certain disciplinary action. Registration Fee: $70.

2/19
F, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: Online
Course #: SEF-9087-201

Property Management & Managing Risk NEW

Get 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. Registration Fee: $70.

6/4
S, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: SEF-9085-602

8/13
F, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: SEF-9085-521

Real Estate Finance NEW

Get your four 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. Registration Fee: $70.

7/17
S, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Whitaker
Location: HCC TEDC 213
Course #: SEF-9086-603

 


Special Interest

American Plays   NEW

Learn about some significant aspects of American history as you examine five award-winning American plays with settings throughout the United States. You will also awaken your logic, imagination, sensitivity and personal associations in this course. Fee: $75

1/26-3/30
T, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Crum
Location: Online; Internet Based
Course #: CSP 8997 201

Container Gardening

Learn to make a great container garden for the porch or the yard. From modest to elaborate, the possibilities are endless. You will learn about soil, water, container size and what plants need to grow. You will make a small garden that can be taken home at the end of class with plants that will be available to be potted. Bring a flower pot with soil to class for your project. Registration Fee: $35.

5/5
W, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Dixon
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8560-521

5/6
Th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dixon
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8560-522

Ethical Wills

Learn the fascinating history of the power of ethical wills and a seven-step model for writing, preserving and sharing ethical wills. You will also gain a practical application for how to use the seven-step model to create your own ethical will. Registration Fee: $55.

1/27-2/17
W, 10-11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Kolva
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: CSP-8987-401

NC Concealed Carry Handgun Training

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $100.

1/25-1/26
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dessenberger
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8717-411

3/22-3/23
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dessenberger
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8717-412

5/24-5/25
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dessenberger
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8717-411

7/12-7/13
MT, 6-10 p.m.
Instructor: Dessenberger
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8717-412

Our Projected Selves

Explore how movies provide cultural enrichment and entertainment throughout our lives. Let’s ask the question: what do movies tell us about ourselves? What do our preferences for actors and stories reveal about us? You’ll use the cinematic lens to understand your psychological and personal projections onto characters and dramatized events and plots. You’ll also look at important themes, such as the universality of the masculine-feminine principle, the higher self and its shadow, and the eternal search for happiness. Carefully chosen full-length movies will be shown in class to illustrate how meaningfully these universal themes animate psychological and cultural life. Registration Fee: $60.

6/16-7/21
W, 1-2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Eisner/Shocket
Location: HCC SINK 213
Course #: CSP-8969-401

Personal Reflections NEW

Learn to write a cohesive and compelling story that evokes not only emotions, but also has appeal and compassion. You will use your personal experiences from your past to write and videotape your story into a 10-minute film. Registration Fee: $70.

2/10-3/31
W, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jefferson
Location: TCC TRCS 140
Course #: CSP-8729-431

2/13-4/10
S, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instructor: Jefferson
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8729-401

6/9-7/28
W, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jefferson
Location: TCC TRCS 112
Course #: CSP-8729-431

6/10-7/29
Th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jefferson
Location: HCC TEDC 236
Course #: CSP-8729-401

Plant Propagation

Get ready for spring by growing your own plants for transplanting at the right time and at a cheaper price. Learn how to start seedlings and how to save your own seeds for future growing seasons. Discover how to increase plant population by dividing, cutting and separating your perennials, along with grafting and how to get several fruits on one tree. At the conclusion of class, you will take home seeds you started in the classroom. Registration Fee: $30.

2/10
W 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Dixon
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8581-421

2/11
WTh, 1-4 p.m.
Instructor: Dixon
Location: TCC TRCS 147
Course #: CSP-8581-431

Reading Shakespeare NEW

Learn why in William Shakespeare’s theatre, words were not merely sounds; they functioned as scenery, aural designs of visual images to be conveyed to an audience. You will be reading four plays by Shakespeare, one from each of his genres: Tragedy, Comedy, History, and Romance learning how to uncover the basic direction and thought of each play. You will be jointly responsible for providing an historical context for each play with your instructor and classmates. Registration Fee: $75.

5/18-7/20
T, 1-3 p.m.
Instructor: Crum
Location: HCC SINK 231
Course #: CSP-8999-201

Self-Publishing for Fun and Profit

Learn 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. Registration Fee: $60.

3/10-3/31
W, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Instructor: Gelbert
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: CSP-8573-401

Seneca-Then and Now!

Learn more about Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher and classically trained scholar who lived in the First Century A.D., speaks to us with eternal truths across the centuries. In more than 100 personal letters to a young disciple, Seneca presents the stoic response to social and psychological challenges to moral integrity. He advises on how to healthfully balance the powers of reason, emotion, and the pull between fate and free will. You will interactively read and discuss a selection of his letters, bringing to life Seneca’s wisdom for the ages. Please bring to class a copy of Letters from a Stoic, by Seneca (Penguin Classics edition, translated by Robin Campbell). Registration Fee: $60.

6/15-7/20
T, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Eisner/Shocket
Location: HCC SINK 213
Course #: CSP-8970-401

StoryPower

Gain an understanding of StoryPower and how stories create meaning in life. You will learn about the universal reasons people put storytelling on the “Someday List”, how you can create your stories and put them down on paper. Stories are our true, but often hidden, heritage. Registration Fee: $55.

1/27-2/17
W, 1-2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kolva
Location: HCC SINK 233
Course #: CSP-8988-401


Water and Wastewater

The 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. Registration Fee: $ 70.00

Basic Pump Hydraulics & Operating Conditions

8/18-8/18
T, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Instructor: Edwards
Location: HCC HEND 130
Course #: WAT-8209-401

Disinfection

9/10-9/10
Th, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Instructor: Edwards
Location: HCC HEND 130
Course #: WAT-8203-401

Electrical Fundamentals

10/15-10/15
Th, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Instructor: Edwards
Location: HCC HEND 130
Course #: WAT-8206-401

Process Control

11/5-11/5
Th, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Instructor: Edwards
Location: HCC HEND 130
Course #: WAT-8200-401

Pump Types, Components, and Repair

11/19-11/19
Th, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Instructor: Edwards
Location: HCC HEND 130
Course #: WAT-8208-401

Utility Cave-In Protection: Competent Person

12/10-12/10
Th, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Instructor: Edwards
Location: HCC HEND 130
Course #: WAT-8207-401

 


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