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

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

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

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

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

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

 

AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES

Center for Applied Technology – Marble

*NEW CLASS High Tunnel Greenhouse Production (AGR-3001): Are you interested in growing plants year round? This course is designed to instruct students in areas related to the aspects of sustainable agriculture. You will learn how to utilize a high tunnel greenhouse to grown your own plants. Content covered will include different horticulture practices, soil management, pest control, business planning, and marketing. 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.

*NEW CLASS Managing Your Woodlands (AGR-3001): This course will teach students how to manage their forest and woodlands for benefit and enjoyment. You will learn to better understand the different types of forest lands and how to improve and enhance the stand for wildlife and future income. Content to be covered will include: human impact on forests, forestry practices, timber and non-timber management objectives, and planning. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: Wood Min: 6
May 23 – July 18 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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

Please call (828) 835-9564 to add your name to the interest list and you will be contacted when dates are set.

Graham County Center

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

Instructor: Taylor Min: 6

September 14 – November 2 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

Introduction to Non-Timber Forest Products: Many understand the value of timber in the context of the region’s forest economy. Due to many factors, including though not limited to: regulation and policy, economics of supply and demand, along with federal mandates and changing management practices within the landscape of land management agencies like the US Forest Service, the economics of timber production can be variable at best and at worst, uncertain. Because of this and the region’s rich history in the collection, management, and marketing of plant species for uses as food, medicine, and fiber among other things there is present value, some unrealized as of yet, in the production for markets of those species represented in the forest for those uses other than timber. In this course we will explore the current state of affairs in terms of what species of economic value we have here in our region, along with an introduction to the skills and general knowledge necessary to recognize species of merit and how to collect, grow, manage and market some of those. If you have an interest in forest botanicals like American ginseng, black cohosh, goldenseal, and even florals like galax and log moss this course is your formal introduction to that world. 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.

AUTOMOTIVE – MARINE – MOTORCYCLE – SMALL ENGINE

Main Campus

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

Instructor: Marcus Min: 6

June 1 – August 1 M T W TH F
Contact Hours $184.55

August 16 – December 13 M T W TH F
Contact Hours $184.55

DMV: Dealer License Pre-license (AUT3002): This course is designed to meet the twelve-hour training requirements for individuals seeking an initial Used Motor Vehicle Dealers’ license. Main Campus. 12 hrs.

Instructor: Carroll Min: 5

July 18 – 26 T W
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $70.55

DMV: Dealer License Renewal (AUT3001): This course is designed to meet the six-hour training requirements for individuals renewing their Used Motor Vehicle Dealers’ license. Main Campus. 6 hrs.

Instructor: Carroll Min: 5

June 20 – 21 T W
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $70.55

NC Vehicle Safety Inspection (AUT 3129): This course is designed to meet the training and licensing requirements (initial and/or renewal) for the Vehicle Safety and On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection Program administered by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Bureau. Upon completion, a student will understand the rules, regulations and procedures for conducting a vehicle safety and OBD emissions inspection; be able to inspect a vehicle properly; and be prepared to sit for the state certification exam. Main Campus. 8 hrs.

Instructor: Marcus Min: 6

June 21 – 28 W
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $70.55

August 23 – 30 W
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $70.55

November 1 – 8 W
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $70.55

Marine Mechanic (FIS 3108): Would you like to learn the skills that would enable you to maintain out-board motors, inboard engines, stern drives, and jet propulsion systems? Core topics will cover out-board 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

Instructor: Burgess Min: 6

June 7 – July 26 W
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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

Instructor: Klaucke Min: 6

June 15 – August 3 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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

Instructor: Klaucke Min: 6

May 24 – July 12 (Engine Rebuild) W
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

September 19 – November 7 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

BUSINESS & MARKETING

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

Graham County Center, Robbinsville
Instructor: TBD Min: 6
September 7 – October 26 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

Basic Accounting (ACC 3107): In this class you will learn basic accounting concepts: accounts payable and receivable, the pitfalls 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

Instructor: Standish Min: 6

August 21 – October 16 M
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Graham County Center, Robbinsville
Instructor: TBD Min: 6
October 11 – December 6 W
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Call/Data Center Training (CIS 3103): Are you interested in working in one of the fastest growing occupations in Western NC? This course provides the entry level skills training that will enable you to enter this exciting new field. You will learn communication, problem resolution, organization, customer service, and communication skills which will prepare you for employment in this field. 24 hrs.

Graham County Center, Robbinsville
Instructor: Icenhour
Dates: TBD

Customer Service (MKT 3438): This course is designed for instructional areas related to entry-level skills in customer service for a variety of service-related industries. You will learn: telephone etiquette, office safety and etiquette, job readiness skills, keyboarding, teamwork, problem solving, attitude and selfesteem, time management, and written and oral communication. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: TBD Min: 6

September 26 – November 14 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

Graham County Center, Robbinsville
Instructor: TBD Min: 6
June 14 – August 2 W
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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

Instructor: Birtha Min: 6

September 28 – November 16 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

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. 18 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: Reyes Min: 6

August 3 – September 7 TH
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

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

Instructor: TBD Min: 6

August 31 – October 19 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55


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

Instructor: TBD Min: 6

August 21 – October 16 M
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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: approx. $30. 30 minute lunch break. Pre-registration is required. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: Brendell Min: 6

October 5 TH
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $70.55

Graham County Center, Robbinsville
Instructor: Brendell Min: 6
September 19 T
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $70.55

Retail Management (MLS-3810): This course is designed for instructional areas related to business management to include: business development, record keeping, business law, human resources, sales, finances, inventory, equipment, technology, planning and time management, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. 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.

Sales and Marketing Fundamentals (MKT-3419): This course is designed for instructional areas related to principles and practices of sales and marketing in the retail industry. Students will learn effective sales promotion, product placement and pricing strategies, management skills related to store operations, green products, and packaging and staffing. 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.

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

Instructor: TBD Min: 6

September 5 – October 24 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Social Networking Basics for Business (MLS 3230): This course is designed to introduce students to entrepreneurship concepts to assist in the developmental process of a new business and how to promote the business through social networking. See why social networking is worth the time and start building your online presence. 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 (ACC 3150): 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

Instructor: Standish Min: 6

August 7 – October 2 M
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

 

COMPUTER

Advanced Spreadsheets (OST 3100): 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

Instructor: Standish Min: 6

October 5 – November 30 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Graham County Center, Robbinsville
Instructor: TBD Min: 6
June 6 – August 1 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Building Economical Websites using WordPress (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, and data-driven web applications with powerful capabilities. Course topics can include but are not limited to understanding web markup language, effective use of Portable Web Documents, creating and enforcing a uniform and consistent look for an entire website, creating attractive page layouts with tables and related topics, using leading web application platform(s) for developing interactive websites and related topics. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: Birtha Min: 6
September 13 – November 1 W
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Computer Graphics (SGR 3100): 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. This class introduces participants to the field of graphic design, typography, image editing, and page layout. We will use: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Bridge to manage all digital assets. This class covers understanding file formats, page layout, and other technical aspects associated with proper design and layout techniques. Participants must be familiar with the basic operations of the computer. By the conclusion of the class, participants will have created a simple, but well-crafted brochure, with edited images and an original logo. 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.

Graham County Center, Robbinsville
Instructor: TBD Min: 6
August 31 – October 19 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Computer Security for the Workplace (SEC 3100): 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 realworld 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

Instructor: TBD Min: 6
September 14 – November 2 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Desktop Publishing (CIS 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

Graham County Center, Robbinsville
Instructor: TBD Min: 6
June 13 – August 8 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Excel (OST 3100): 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

Instructor: Standish Min: 6

August 2 – September 20 W
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Graham County Center, Robbinsville
Instructor: Standish Min: 6
October 2 – November 20 M
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

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

Instructor: Birtha Min: 6

August 14 – October 9 M
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

PowerPoint (CIS 3100): Learn the essentials of developing an effective presentation supported by appealing hand-outs and speaker notes. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: Palmer Min: 6
August 22 – October 10 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

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, and data-driven web applications with powerful capabilities. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Graham County Center, Robbinsville
Instructor: Birtha Min: 6
June 14 – August 2 W
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Word (CIS 3100): 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

Instructor: Palmer Min: 6
September 25 – November 13 M
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

Graham County Center, Robbinsville
Instructor: Palmer Min: 6
May 25 – July 13 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

CONSTRUCTION – ELECTRICAL – PLUMBING – REFRIGERATION

Construction Estimating (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

Instructor: Floyd Min: 6

May 18 – July 6 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

September 26 – November 14 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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

Instructor: TBD Min: 6

July 24 – September 18 M
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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. Main Campus. 16 hrs.

Instructor: Mashburn Min: 6

June 15 – 22 M T W
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $85.55

September 18 – 25 M T W
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $85.55

(Includes textbook rental

Solar Energy Fundamentals: (EGY 3000). This course is designed for instructional areas related to various renewable energy concepts such as: solar energy, wind energy, hydro power, and biodiesel power sources. 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

Instructor: TBD Min: 6
July 20 – September 7 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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. Main Campus Cosmetology Lab Crisp Building. Contact hrs.

Instructor: Ledford Min: 6
June 6 – July 29 T W TH
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $184.55

Instructor: Panter Min: 6
June 6 – July 29 T W TH
3:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. $184.55

Instructor: Ledford Min: 6
August 16 – December 13 T W TH
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $184.55

Instructor: Panter Min: 6
August 16 – December 13 T W TH
3:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. $184.55

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LAW ENFORCEMENT

BLET (CJC-3938): 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. Interested students should be prepared to turn in their completed application packets to Allen
Denny, BLET School Director, by April 15, 2017. Please call Ginger Hubbard (828) 835-4214 to put your name on the class interest list, or call Henry Angelopulos, Director of Public Safety Training at (828) 835-4251. 714 hrs. Min: 10; Max: 20

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

Detention Officer Certification (CJC-3941): 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 Henry Angelopulos, Director of Public Safety Training at (828) 835-4251.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered.

Surviving the First Three Seconds – Phase One: 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. Main Campus. 8 hrs. Pre-registration by May 31, 2017 is required. Lunch provided.

Instructors: Dale and Reynolds Min: 10
June 13 T
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70 plus $10 mandatory meeting fee for each attendee
(Registration fee waiver may apply for qualified students.)

Surviving the First Three Seconds – Phase Two Advanced: This class designed to take the reactionary gap off of the officer and to place it back onto the suspect. This is accomplished through a five prong system. Body language indicators to armed suspects, clothing indicators to armed suspects, body language and verbal pre assaultive indicators, street level interview skills, and street level lie detection skills. The hope is that when you apply all five aspects of surviving the first three seconds the officer will be able to stay safer through better communication skills while being able to recognize and access threats quicker. Main Campus. 16 hrs. Pre-registration by May 31, 2017 is required. Lunch provided.

Instructors: Dale and Reynolds Min: 8; Max: 16
June 14-15 T
• June 14 will be classroom and illustrations. Dress attire: BDU’s or casual clothes.
• June 15 will be Reality Based Training for the first half of the class requiring BDU’s regular duty gear and students will need to bring a towel, and the men will need a protective cup; the second half of the day will be On Road Training that requires officers to have regular uniforms and duty gear.
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70 plus $15 mandatory meeting fee for each attendee
(Registration fee waiver may apply for qualified students)

X26 TASER New Certification for End-Users (CJC-3952): This course is designed to fulfill TASER International’s (TASER) requirements for TASER Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) enduser certification with S26 CEW. Main Campus. 8 hrs.

Instructor: Queen Min: 8; Max: 10

June 20 T
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70

September 19 T
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70

X26P TASER New Certification for End-Users (CJC-3952): This course is designed to fulfill TASER International’s (TASER) requirements for TASER Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) enduser certification with X26P Smart CEW. Main Campus. 8 hrs.

Instructor: Queen Min: 8; Max: 10

June 21 W
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70

September 20 W
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70

X2 TASER New Certification for End-Users (CJC-3952): This course is designed to fulfill TASER International’s (TASER) requirements for TASER Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) end-user certification with X2 Smart CEW. Main Campus. 8 hrs.

Instructor: Queen Min: 8; Max: 10

June 22 TH
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70

September 21 TH
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $70

TASER RE-Certification for End-Users (CJC- 3952): This course is designed to fulfill TASER International’s (TASER) requirements for TASER Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) annual re-certification with TASER CEW’s. Main Campus. 2 hrs.

Instructor: Queen Min: 5; Max: 10

June 19 M
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. $70

September 18 M
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. $70

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.

Instructor: Arrowood Min: 6

July 18 – 27 T TH
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $79.55

Online – 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. Fully 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.

Instructor: Arrowood Min: 6
Online $125

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

FOOD SERVICE

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 and Safety Act. 24 hrs.

Instructor: Nicholson Min: 8.
TBA $79.55

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

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: approx. $95. 8 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: Trafford Min: 6

June 5 – June 6 MT
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $70.55

November 8 – November 9 WTH
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $70.55

Introduction to Catering (HOS 3036): This course is designed to introduce the basics of the catering business. Participants will learn the basic principles of menu planning and table settings for buffets and receptions. Students will learn the proper preparation of a variety of “finger foods”, highlighted by individual demonstrations and setups for each class. Food protection and safety will be emphasized, and the means for determining food and labor costs will be explored. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble.

Instructor: TBD Min: 6
October 4 – November 29 W
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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 setup, 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. 24 hrs. Main Campus.

Instructor: Puccio Min: 6

September 7 – October 26 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

Cherokee County Center for Applied Technology – Marble

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, as well as other resources and organizations available to assist with coordination of major events. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: DeLuna Min: 6

September 18 – November 6 M
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

Introduction to Craft Brewing (ISC3600): This course is design to teach students about the craft beer brewing industry. Course content may focus on 1) identifying beer flavors and styles, and 2) understanding the brewing process and beer ingredients. Student will also gain a base knowledge of beer history and historical styles, retail beer storage and service issues, and beer pairing principles. Upon completion, students can sit for various national certifications in the brewing industry and food service safety. 18 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: Mason Min: 6

July 10 – August 14 M
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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

Instructor: TBD Min: 6
September 7 – October 26 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

LEADERSHIP – MANAGEMENT – SUPERVISION

Communication Skills for Supervisors (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

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

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

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

Leadership Skills (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

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

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

Instructor: Reyes Min: 6
June 7 – July 12 W
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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

REAL ESTATE: Date and time to be determined. Please call 828-835-9564 for more information and to add your name to the interest list. Classes to be held at the 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 class for Brokers in Charge. 4 hrs.

• 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 covers escort driver requirements, skills training, and an exam. Main Campus. Saturday class only. 8 hrs.

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 (828) 835-4214 to be placed on the Class Interest List.

NC Escort Vehicle Operator Re-certification (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 covers escort driver requirements, skills training, and an exam. Main Campus. Saturday class only. 8 hrs.

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

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call (828) 835-4214 to be placed on the 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 tractortrailer educator which has successfully trained and placed more than 85,000 drivers since 1980. Main Campus.

New classes scheduled to begin each month.
TBA M T W TH F
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please call (828) 835-4214 for more information

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 North Carolina Department of Transportation for all employees directing traffic.

Instructor: Angelopulos Min: 8
May 18 TH
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $70.55

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

Auto-CAD (DFT 3100): This program prepares individuals for employment using computeraided 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

Instructor: Jones Min. 6

August 7 – October 2 M
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $79.55

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

Instructor: Jones Min: 6
August 24 – October 12 TH
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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.

Machining Certification: Class available at the Center for Applied Technology. Please call (828) 835-9564 for more information and to add your name to the interest list for the next scheduled class.

Introduction to Knife Making (ISC 3500)
: This course is designed to teach students the basics of knife making including custom blades and handles, as well as handle materials and attachment methods. Students will also learn how to construct custom leather sheaths to house the knives. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate techniques, materials, and designs to produce basic, functional and decorative knives as well as custom sheaths. *Additional supply costs will be according to student choices for knife materials. 24 hrs. Center for Applied Technology, Marble

Instructor: Poltrock Min: 6

October 3 – November 21 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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

Instructor: Jones Min: 6
July 11 – August 22 T
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $74.55

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.

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

Instructor: Penley Min: 6
June 6 – August 1 M T W TH F
Contact Hours $184.55

Instructor: Penley Min: 6
August 16 – December 13 M T W TH F
Contact Hours $184.55

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. Runs concurrently with curriculum labs. Contact hours. Graham County Center, Robbinsville

Instructor: Carey Min: 6
$184.55
7:10 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. M
6:00 p.m. – 10:25 p.m. TTH
6:10 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. W

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