Occupational Extension

occupationalextThe Occupational Training program consists of courses designed for the specific purposes of training an individual for employment, upgrading skills of persons presently employed, and retraining others for new employment in occupational fields. Courses include training in computers, machining, construction, health care, and other fields.

Information on upcoming classes offered at the Main Campus, Center for Applied Technology, and the Graham County Center are listed below.

Classes Offered at the Main Campus or the Center for Applied Technology


ANIMAL TAXONOMY

Cherokee County Center for Applied Technology – Marble


*NEW CLASS Animal Production (AGR-3001): This course will teach animal husbandry practices for various types of livestock. You will learn how to handle, produce, and market farm animals including: cattle, poultry, goats, sheep, and rabbits. Learn how to manage and market your livestock for business and income. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: Wood Min: 6
March 14 – May 2 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

Veterinary Assistant (ANS 3011): This course is designed for instructional areas related to a veterinarian practice: 1) veterinary terminology, 2) anatomy and physiology, 3) animal behavior and communication, 4) grooming techniques, 5) proper handling and restraining of animals, 6)obtaining and handling specimens, 7) emergency care, and 8) office management in reference to medical records, charting, and detailed documentation may be included. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: TBD Min: 6
February 9 – March 30 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

Pet Grooming (ANS3100): This course prepares individuals to assist in the care of animals in a retail setting. Core topics include animal behavior, grooming techniques, handling/restraining of animals, customer service, and recordkeeping. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: TDB Min: 6
March 21 – May 9 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

Agriculture and Natural Resources
AUTOMOTIVE

Main Campus

ASE Test Preparation (AUT 3137ASE): This class will cover the eight (8) areas needed to test and become Master Certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Weekly sessions include: Engine Repair (09/07), Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (09/14), Manual Drive Train & Axles (09/21), Suspension & Steering (09/28), Brakes (10/05), Electrical/Electronic Systems (10/12), Heating & Air Conditioning (10/19), Engine Performance (10/26). Contact hrs. Main Campus. Automotive Technology Building.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Auto Mechanics (AUT 3137): Class will run concurrently with the curriculum Automotive Technology course. Space is limited and students must get instructor approval. Contact hrs. Main Campus. Automotive Technology Building.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

DMV Dealer License Renewal (AUT 3001): This course is designed to meet the six-hour training requirements for individuals renewing their Used Motor Vehicle Dealers’ license. 6 hrs. Main Campus.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

DMV Dealer License Pre-license (AUT 3002): This course is designed to meet the twelve-hour training requirements for individuals seeking an initial Used Motor Vehicle Dealers’ license. 12 hrs. Main Campus.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

NC Vehicle Safety Inspection (AUT 3139): Required continuing education for NC vehicle safety inspectors. 8 hrs. Main Campus Automotive Technology Building.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

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Marine Mechanic (FIS 3108)
: Would you like to learn the skills that would enable you to maintain outboard motors, inboard engines, stern drives, and jet propulsion systems? Core topics will cover outboard models and makes; electrical ignition components; fuel tank, lines, and pumps; oil blend systems; carburetor systems; and electrical/fuel systems and coolant systems. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Motorcycle Mechanic (AUT 3139):This course teaches basic inspection, troubleshooting, and maintenance procedures for the major mechanical components of a motorcycle. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Small Engine Repair (AUT 3200): This course provides the student with hands – on knowledge of small engine troubleshooting and repair. Upon completion students will be able to explain operating principles of engines, name major parts of engines, and work safely in the shop. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

BUSINESS

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Banking Fundamentals (BAF 3249): If you are interested in going into the banking profession- this course teaches you the skills including: 1) customer service, 2) teller responsibilities, 3) daily transaction procedures, 4) payment functions, 5) suspicious activity reports, 6) regulations, 7) compliance examinations, and 8) banking trends that will prepare you to begin your career. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Basic Accounting (ACC 3107): In this class you will learn basic accounting concepts: what are accounts payable and receivable, the pit-falls of petty cash, maintaining inventory, reconciling bank statements, payroll do’s and don’ts, and what is included in simple financial reports. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Digital Photography for Business (PHO 3001): This course is designed to provide training in digital photography equipment, software, printing, internet and e-mail use for commercial applications such as advertising, marketing, employee and customer relations, sales, and photojournalism. Course topics can include but are not limited to storage, file management, photo editing, digital imagery, formal and informal photography, use of light, and basics of photojournalism. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Grant Writing (COM 3729): This course provides an overview of the grant writing process: grants versus contracts; the role of educational, governmental, and nonprofit organizations in the grant process; and information on available grant organizations. After learning how to identify grant organizations, students become familiar with the request for solicitations and applications, application requirements, negotiated awards, grant administration, and finally, grant closeout. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Heritage Arts Production (PRC 3104): This course is designed to cover a specific heritage art such as pottery, basket weaving, fabric arts, wood turning, wood carving, jewelry making; as well as cover a specific skill level such as introductory, intermediate, or advanced levels. Course work will include discussion on the history and trends of the art, practice in selected heritage arts, and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Upon completion, students will be prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

How to Build Your Business Portfolio (COM 3729): Would you like to showcase your business or professional skills? In this class you will learn to create a professional portfolio that will impress potential customers or employers. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

Instructor: Reyes Min: 6

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Becky Garrett at (828) 835-9564 to be placed on Class Interest List.

How to Start a Small Business: From Idea to Reality (MLS 3230): If you’re thinking about starting a small business this course will give you valuable information including: planning; leading; organizing; staffing; controlling operations; human resource functions including employee development; elements of total quality management; purchasing; inventory control; and computerized operations. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

Instructor: Reyes Min: 6

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Karina Passmore at (828) 835-9564 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Non Profit Management (MLS 3710): This course offers information related to the nonprofit sector: growth and development, organizational structure, and working with diverse communities. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Notary Public (MLS 3874): This course provides instruction to individuals who want to become commissioned as a Notary Public. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act. To be admitted to this course, the NC Secretary of State requires that all candidates be able to speak, read, and write in English, and present a valid government photo ID. See www. sosnc.com for additional requirements. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. For more information, go to www. secretary.state.nc.us/notary/. Required textbook cost: $29.09. One hour lunch break. Pre-registration is required. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Selling Online (MKT 3419): If you want to tap in to the unlimited sales potential of the Internet, this course will how you how to navigate the web, understand pricing and delivery, and maximize your profits. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

COMPUTER


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Advanced Spreadsheets (CAS 3050): This course is designed to teach advanced functions and uses of electronic spreadsheets, including applications, fundamental formula creation, model design and modification, formatting features, display characteristics, editing, moving and copying, sorting, mathematical, statistical, and financial functions, report generation, and other features of spreadsheets. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Computer Graphics (CAS 3060): In this eight week graphic design class participants will use industry standard software to create business cards and letterheads, design page layouts for brochures and newsletters, and edit digital images. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Computer Repair (CET 3100): In this class you will learn the basics of personal computer hardware, software installation and operations, component identification, memory upgrades, preventative maintenance and hardware diagnostics. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equipment and software, and troubleshoot personal computers. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Computer Security for the Workplace (CAS 3090): This course is designed to introduce a general understanding of workplace computer security and how to safeguard a computer from outside attacks. The material covered in this course will provide a solid theoretical foundation, thorough practical application as well as real-world examples, for understanding computer security. Security in computer operating systems, networks, and data will be covered with emphasis on operating system and program security. Some of the topics to be covered during this course are: firewalls, encryption, password revealers, prefix dialers, cookies, ICQ, and online security. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Desktop Publishing (CAS 3165): This course is designed to cover various concepts of desktop publishing including terminology, text editing, and use of design principles. Emphasis is on layout techniques, graphics, multiple page displays, and business applications. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Excel (CAS 3050): Microsoft Excel is the most prominent spreadsheet program in the business world and professionals everywhere are expected to have a working knowledge of the software. In this course you will learn to enter, calculate, and analyze numerical data; create customized charts, edit worksheets, manipulate formulas and functions, and format cell properties. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Film and Video Production (FVP 3100): This course provides instruction for digital film and video production. Core topics include the history of film and video in the US and the three stages of filmmaking (pre-production, production, and post-production). Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate professional skills needed to pursue a career in the film/video industry. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Photoshop for Beginners (PHO 3001): If you want to work with graphics, Photoshop is the program you need to learn. In this foundation course you will learn tools, layering, retouching, and image manipulations. This is the most popular photo¬ editing program of photographers, graphic designers, web designers, and other graphic professionals. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

PowerPoint (CAS 3120): Learn the essentials of developing an effective presentation supported by appealing hand-outs and speaker notes. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Quick Books (CAS 3080): In this course students expand their knowledge of QuickBooks Pro: set-up and reconciliation of accounts, invoice management, payables, inventory, and management of cash flow. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Web Page Design (ITN 3000): This course is designed to provide an understanding of how to enhance the development and performance of website design and to begin building dynamic, interactive, data-driven Web applications with powerful capabilities. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Word (CAS 3120): In this course, students gain a practical approach to some of the features of Microsoft Word including the Office ribbon, mail merge, tables, proofreading and formatting tools, as well as learn to use Microsoft Word to create professional business documents. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

CONSTRUCTION, ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING

Main Campus

EPA Refrigerant Certification (AUT3137): This course covers the requirements for the EPA certification examinations. Topics include small appliances, high pressure systems, and low pressure systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants and be prepared for the EPA certification examinations. 12 hrs. Main Campus. (Cost includes textbook rental)

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

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Construction Estimation (CAR 3114): This course covers project planning, management, and estimating for residential or light commercial buildings. Topics include planning and scheduling, interpretation of working drawings and specifications, estimating practices and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to perform quantity take-offs and cost estimates. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Electrical Contractor License Renewal (ELC 3016): This course is designed to provide electrical contractors with updated information on the latest changes in the National Electric Code, NC Electric Code, and local utility company requirements. The course reviews new materials and procedures and related code requirements. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

How to Build a House (CAR 3008): If you ever wanted to build a home then this course will teach you the elements of residential construction. Areas covered will be footing; foundation; wall, girder, and floor framing; side walls and sheathing, room framing, and insulation. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Understanding Home Restoration (CAR 3114): This course is designed to provide an understanding of architectural restoration techniques. Course topics can include but are not limited to preparation of surfaces, paint technology, selection and use of hand tools, brush and roller application techniques, plaster repair and mold making, stencil cutting and application, wood graining, marbleizing and other decorative techniques and safety requirements. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

COSMETOLOGY

Cosmetology (COS 3201): This course is designed to provide students who have completed the curriculum program with the remaining number of hours necessary to complete the requirements for the NC Board certification. Contact hrs. Main Campus Cosmetology Lab Crisp Building.

Instructor: Ledford Min: 6
August 17 – December 13 T W TH
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $184.55

Instructor: Panter Min: 6
August 17 – December 13 T W TH
3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. $184.55

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LAW ENFORCEMENT

BLET: The North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET): course is designed to prepare entry level individuals with the cognitive and physical skills to become certified police officers and deputy sheriffs. Upon completion, this state mandated course will enable the graduate to be certified to work as a sworn law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina. Students must be sponsored by a law enforcement agency and complete an application packet and be accepted to the program.

Please call Ginger Hubbard (828) 835-4214 to put your name on the class interest list, or call Allen Denny at (828) 835-4243 for specific questions.

Students interested in the May 2017 BLET Class should be prepared to turn in their completed application packets to Allen Denny by April 15, 2017.

Detention Officer Certification: This certification-related Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC) is offered under guidelines and requirements as set forth by North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission. Properly certified State instructors are used in all topic areas. Trainees must successfully pass State administered exam as well as demonstrate competency in all skill areas in order to be eligible for certification as a detention officer. Lecture, demonstrations, and practical exercises are primary methods of instruction.

Please call Ginger Hubbard (828) 835-4214 to put your name on the class interest list, or call Allen Denny at (828) 835-4243 for specific questions.

Standard Field Sobriety Test Refresher: To train officers to better detect DWI violations and therefore reduce the number of accidents, deaths, and injuries caused by impaired drivers.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Surviving the First 3 Seconds: The program is designed to take the reactionary gap off of the law enforcement officer and put it back onto the suspect. This is done through a five-step program that focuses on identifying armed individuals through body language indicators; identifying armed individuals through clothing indicators; street level interrogation skills, street level lie detection skills; and identifying assaultive indicators through body language and verbal indicators. 6 hrs. Main Campus.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

EDUCATION

Effective Teacher Training (EDU 3002): This course provides training on the basic requirements for substitute teaching in the public school system. Students will also be responsible to purchase course textbook. 24 hrs. Main Campus.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Effective Teacher Training (EDU 3002): This course provides training on the basic requirements for substitute teaching in the public school system. Students will also be responsible to purchase course textbook. 24 hrs. Online.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Understanding Poverty in the Classroom (EDU 3001): This course provides instruction focused on updating the professional knowledge and technical competency of educators to satisfy the requirements for teacher renewal credits. This online course is taught by longtime educator Wanda Arrowood and is a subject she has long studied. Here is what she says, “For seven years, I had the pleasure of being Cherokee County Schools’ representative at the annual “Closing the Achievement Gap” conferences. I learned so much about poverty and was so amazed at my personal lack of understanding even though I considered myself coming from a lower socioeconomic class.” 50 hrs. Online.

Instructor: Arrowood Min: 6
Online $125

Class will be held Online via Moodle when minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

FOOD SERVICE

Main Campus

Food Service Sanitation/Safety (HOS 3072): The course is designed to give the food handler the understanding of proper sanitation precautions and point out the results to be expected should these precautions not be taken. The course will deal with the study of infection and illness, proper food handling techniques, personal hygiene, and personal safety. Students may be eligible to obtain a NEHA Food Protection Manager Certificate. Students will be made aware of the regulations of the Occupational Health & Safety Act. 24 hrs. Main Campus.

Instructor: Nicholson Min. 8
$79.55

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on a Class Interest List.

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ServSafe (HOS 3072): North Carolina regulations require all establishments to have a manager on duty that is ServSafe® certified. This regulation applies to hotels and motels with continental breakfast areas as well as traditional restaurants and food vendors. A company that is found to be non-compliant may be required to pay a costly fine and experience a loss of points on its sanitation grade. The ServSafe program helps prepare you for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam. Textbook required: $97.15. 8 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

Main Campus

Bartending/Mixology: (HOS 3007): Become a bartender or improve your bartending skills. Gain mastery in cocktail preparation and techniques, as well as how to recommend wine. Learn industry recipes, vernacular, product usage, sanitation, bar set-up, customer service, etiquette, garnishes, and frozen drink preparation. While open to beginners, this course also serves as a refresher for bartenders wanting to fortify their skills. Colored water is used in class. Students must be 21 years old. Required textbook cost: $27.70. Main Campus.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

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Ecotourism (ENV 3200): This course is designed for instructional areas related to the basic aspects of ecotourism: naturebased education, ecological businesses, natural resources, environmental history, conservation, and community growth and development. These workforce skills are applicable within the following employment areas: ecological/nature-based operators, tour guides, land managers, outdoor parks, and marketing and promotional staff. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Karina Passmore at (828) 835-9564 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Events Planning (HOS 3060): This course is designed to instruct students in the planning and coordination of special events, meetings, and conventions. Topics will include event and meeting design and objectives, program planning, food and beverage catering, and vendors and other resources and organizations available to assist with coordination of major events. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

ServSafe (HOS 3072): North Carolina regulations require all establishments to have a manager on duty that is ServSafe® certified. This regulation applies to hotels and motels with continental breakfast areas as well as traditional restaurants and food vendors. A company that is found to be non-compliant may be required to pay a costly fine and experience a loss of points on its sanitation grade. The ServSafe program helps prepare you for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam. Textbook required: $97.15. 8 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Table Gaming (GAM 3001): This course provides a basic understanding of the table gaming industry. Students will learn the fundamentals and procedures of dealing for table games such as blackjack, baccarat, craps and roulette. Topics include all aspects of table operations as required by the local casino operations. Upon completion, students will be prepared for employment in the local casino industry. Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Karina Passmore at (828) 835-9564 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Understanding Wines (HOS 4020): This course provides an overview of the major types of wines from around the world and factors affecting their quality such as growing region, microclimates, grape maturity, harvesting, vivifications, cellaring, blending and storage. Special emphasis on the development of sensory evaluation techniques. Upon completion, students will have a thorough knowledge base for employment in restaurants, wineries, and at wine tasting events. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND SUPERVISION

Cherokee County Center for Applied Technology – Marble

Basics of Leadership (MLS 3808): In order to become a leader, people must learn the basics of what leadership is about. This class provides an overview of the skills that are necessary to move into leadership positions. 18 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

Instructor: Reyes Min: 6

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Karina Passmore at (828) 835-9564 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Supervisors Communication Skills for the Modern World (COM 3711): Learning to communicate with employees is a skill that is imperative to organizational success. This class teaches individuals to communicate using oral, written, and electronic skills to clearly convey the message they want to send. 18 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Karina Passmore at (828) 835-9564 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Conflict Resolution (COM 3711): This class teaches individuals how to create cohesion in a group and eliminate problems with different personality types. 18 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

Instructor: Reyes Min: 6

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Karina Passmore at (828) 835-9564 to be placed on Class Interest List.

How to Be an Effective Supervisor / Manager – A Practical Guide (MLS 3917): This class is intended to teach individuals how to efficiently guide employees towards organizational goals and get the most from workgroups. 18 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Strategic Leadership – From Planning to Implementation (MLS 3927): A hands-on strategic planning course designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a plan to help you reach your organization’s goals. 18 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING

Main Campus

Introduction to Pharmacy Technician (PHM 3250): This course is designed to provide instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, out-patient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings. Main Campus. 107 hrs.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

REAL ESTATE

Cherokee County Center for Applied Technology – Marble

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Karina Passmore at (828) 835-9564 to be placed on Class Interest List. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

R/E Provisional Broker (RLS 3700): This course is required to satisfy the educational requirements for a provisional broker and is designed to prepare the student to pass the real estate license examination administered by the NC Real Estate Commission. Topics include basic real estate principles and practices, law and contracts, financing closing valuation, fair housing, and real estate laws. For more information, go to www.ncrec.state. nc.us. 90 hrs.

R/E Broker Relationships and Responsibilities (RLS 3702): This course is the first of three courses designed to assist the provisional broker to meet the 90 – hour post – licensing educational requirement set by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. This course consists of a high – level advance instruction governing agency relationships and duties to principal and third parties, working with sellers and buyers. This course also includes issues confronted when agent’s leave/change firms with resulting licenses and education concerns. For more information, go to http://www.ncrec.state.nc.us. 30 hrs.

R/E Broker Contracts and Closings (RLS 3703): These courses are designed to help the provisional broker meet the post – licensing educational requirements set forth by the NC Real Estate Commission. The course consists of advanced instruction covering contracts and closings, license status, and education issues. 30 hrs.

R/E Special Topics (RLS 3704): This course is the third of three courses designed to assist the provisional broker to meet the 90-hour post-licensing educational requirements set forth by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. This course consists of high-level advanced instruction covering special topics. It includes land use controls, miscellaneous law issues, sale of undeveloped land and other special topics. For more information, go to http://www. ncrec.state.nc.us/.

R/E BICAR (SEF 3001): Mandatory 4 hour class for Brokers in Charge.

R/E Update and Elective (SEF 3001): Mandatory update and elective course for Real Estate professionals. 8 hrs.

TRANSPORTATION

Main Campus

NC Escort Vehicle Operator (AUT3003): This course is designed to meet the training requirements set by the NC Department of Transportation to certify Oversize-Overweight load escort vehicle drivers. Course escort driver requirements, skills training, and an exam. 8 hrs. Main Campus.

Instructor: Carter Min: 8
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70.55

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

NC Escort Vehicle Operator Recertification (AUT3003): This course is designed to meet the training requirements set by the NC Department of Transportation to certify Oversize-Overweight load escort vehicle drivers. Course escort driver requirements, skills training, and an exam. 8 hrs. Main Campus.

Instructor: Carter Min: 8
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70.55

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Truck Driver Training (TRA 3607): This class is designed to teach students to drive tractortrailers and trucks and to obtain a commercial driver license (CDL). The program will prepare the prospective driver to understand safety, driver responsibility, and also the laws and regulations governing the motor carrier industry. Tri-County Community College has partnered with Alliance Tractor-Trailer Training Center, a major tractor-trailer educator, which has successfully trained and placed more than 85,000 drivers since 1980. Main Campus.

New classes scheduled to begin each month.
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Work Zone Flagger Program (SAF4000): This class is designed to meet North Carolina’s certification training requirements for work zone flaggers. The primary objectives of the training are to train flaggers to provide safe passage of traffic through and around work areas and to minimize confusion by bringing standard flagging procedures to our nation’s highways. Training is required by NC-DOT for all employees directing traffic. Main Campus.

Instructor: Staff Min: 8
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70.55

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

UPHOLSTERY

Cherokee County Center for Applied Technology – Marble

Introduction to Upholstery (UPH-3110): This course teaches students the fundamentals of upholstering furniture starting with basic seat construction, and introducing safe use of inside and outside upholstery tools, materials and techniques. Additional supply fee of $24.45 for each student. TCCC Center for
Applied Technology, Marble. 48 hrs.

Instructor: Lewis Min: 5 Max: 10
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $150
(includes insurance and supply fee)

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

WELDING & MACHINING

Main Campus

Pipe Fitting Basics: (PLU 3020): This course is designed to teach basic pipe fitting skills to individual seeking employment in the construction trades. Topics covered include blueprint reading, measurement and welding set ups. 24 hrs. Main Campus.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Welding (WLD 3106): Learn to weld. Class will run concurrently with curriculum welding. Space is limited and student must get instructor approval. Contact hrs. Main Campus. West Building.

Instructor: Penley Min: 6
August 17 – December 13 M T W TH F
Contact hrs. $184.55

Cherokee County Center for Applied Technology – Marble

Auto-CAD (DFT 3100): This program prepares individuals for employment using computer-aided drafting techniques. Course topics focus on hardware and software used in computer-aided drafting CAD system. Students will use CAD workstations to create and manage two and three-dimensional models for a wide variety of fields. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Introduction to Basic Lathe (MEC 3005): This course teaches the skills necessary to create machined parts using the manual lathe. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Introduction to Basic Milling (MEC 3005): This course teaches the skills necessary to create machined parts using the manual milling machine. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Introduction to CNC: This course introduces and expands on the concepts and capabilities of computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools. Topics include setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operator safety, machine protection, data input, program preparation, and program storage. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Introduction to Knife Making: Students will build knives from components utilizing pre-made blades and assorted handle materials.  They will create different styles of knives, i.e. full tang, hidden tang, etc.  The students will be able to create up to 3 knives during the class.  They will understand the selecting of blades and handles by style/usage; construct, polish and finish the knives. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Machining for Gunsmiths (GSM 3010): This class teaches the basic operations of mills and lathes for the Gunsmith Industry. Individuals will learn to mill, grind, and turn replacement parts for gun repair. NO GUNS WILL BE ALLOWED in this class or on campus. Students learn to turn raw materials into parts by using sketches and prints. 21 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

SolidWorks 3D Design: SOLIDWORKS design software is a simple and powerful tool that focuses on the way you work every day, with an intuitive, integrated 3D design environment that covers all aspects of product development and helps maximize your design and engineering productivity. Designers and engineers worldwide use SOLIDWORKS to bring designs to life. This course teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies, and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Classes Offered at The Graham County Center


BUSINESS & COMPUTER

Banking Fundamentals (BAF 3249): If you are interested in going into the banking profession- this course teaches you the skills including: 1) customer service, 2) teller responsibilities, 3) daily transaction procedures, 4) payment functions, 5) suspicious activity reports, 6) regulations, 7) compliance examinations, and 8) banking trends that will prepare you to begin your career. 24 hrs. Graham County Center, Robbinsville.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Basic Accounting (ACC 3107): In this class you will learn basic accounting concepts: what are accounts payable and receivable, the pit-falls of petty cash, maintaining inventory, reconciling bank statements, payroll do’s and don’ts, and what is included in simple financial reports. 24 hrs. Graham County Center, Robbinsville.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Digital Photography for Business (PHO 3001): This course is designed to provide training in digital photography equipment, software, printing, internet and e-mail use for commercial applications such as advertising, marketing, employee and customer relations, sales, and photojournalism. Course topics can include but are not limited to storage, file management, photo editing, digital imagery, formal and informal photography, use of light, and basics of photojournalism. 24 hrs. Graham County Center, Robbinsville.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Notary Public (MLS 3874): This course provides instruction to individuals who want to become commissioned as a Notary Public. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act. To be admitted to this course, the NC Secretary of State requires that all candidates be able to speak, read, and write in English, and present a valid government photo ID. See www.sosnc.com for additional requirements. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. For more information, go to www.secretary.state.nc.us/notary/. Required textbook cost: $30.96. One hour lunch break. Pre-registration is required. Graham County Center, Robbinsville.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Photoshop for Beginners (PHO 3001): If you want to work with graphics, Photoshop is the program you need to learn. In this foundation course you will learn tools, layering, retouching, and image manipulations. This is the most popular photo¬ editing program of photographers, graphic designers, web designers, and other graphic professionals. 24 hrs. Graham County Center, Robbinsville.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

Word (CAS 3120): In this course, students gain a practical approach to some of the features of Microsoft Word including the Office ribbon, mail merge, tables, proofreading and formatting tools, as well as learn to use Microsoft Word to create professional business documents. 24 hrs. Graham County Center, Robbinsville.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

HORTICULTURE

Horticulture (HOR 3307): This course is designed for instructional areas related to occupational horticulture: identifying and selecting plant materials; propagating, planting, and growing plants; planting materials at the appropriate places and in the correct manner; properly maintaining plant materials; and managing the nursery and greenhouse. The curriculum areas are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary for successful employment in this field. 24 hrs. Graham County Center, Robbinsville.

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

No classes are scheduled at this time. Please click on this link to add your name to an interest list for future classes.

WELDING

Welding: This course provides instruction on the principles and practices of welding. Emphasis is on the blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing. Course content will be specific to a particular welding process such as SMAW (stick), GMAW (MIG), and GTAW (TIG). Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to sit for various industry-specific certifications. Contact hrs. Graham County Center, Robbinsville.

August 23 – December 8
T – TH 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and W 7:10 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  $184.55

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