Human Resources Development (HRD)

HRD LogoThis unique program provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The framework addresses one or all of the following core components:

These classes provide the knowledge and skills necessary for keeping or advancing in your job and are offered regularly by the College. In addition, all registration fees are waived for qualified students.

Career Center:

The new Career Center is located in McSwain 109. It offers several computers and additional resources to aide in job search and development. It is open for your convenience at any time.  Come by during open lab hours for additional one on one assistance with any job related activity. Lab times are posted below and also outside of the career center. If you would like to make an appointment, please feel free to contact Kelly Hembree (828-835-4291). We hope to see you soon!

TCCC-Main Campus (Drop In)
Mondays 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Tuesdays 12:00-Noon
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Services available during Career Center hours:

Employer Services:

Services for community employers includes a pre-screened ready for employment pool of students seeking internship opportunities and/or employment.

If you are a seeking employment, come by McSwain 109 and register. Registering will allow me to look for work opportunities specific to individual needs.


With the ever changing labor market, TCCC offers HRD classes to help prepare you for future employment. Employers are seeking those who have not only the appropriate training, but soft skills that lead to the “total package”. If you would like to brush up on your soft skills, please contact me for information about classes that can enhance your abilities, and lead to employment.

Spring 2018:

Career Counseling Schedule:

Career Planning and Assessment is designed to give a defined career path. Interest, Aptitude, and Personality assessments are given combined with in-depth career exploration. Fees are waived.

Career Planning and Assessment (HRD 3003): This a unique class centered on YOU, your likes/dislikes, interest, personality type, learning style, and aptitude. Come learn how these tools are used to help you choose a field of study that you will not only be successful, but also LIKE! If you are uncertain about your career goals come learn what the best fit is for YOU!

(Career planning is also offered during Employability Lab Times) Call Kelly Hembree at (828) 835-4291 for additional Information.

Instructor: Hembree
Crisp Building GED Lab
Classes are held twice monthly on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
January 9 & 22
February 6 & 20
March 6 & 22
April 10 & 24
May 8

Main Campus Employability Lab (HRD 3002): The lab offers an opportunity to drop in between the provided hours and receive assistance with resumes, job applications, interviewing techniques, career exploration, and anything else career related. McSwain Building, Room 109, Contact hrs.

Instructor: Hembree
Mondays & Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Technology Awareness (HRD 3005): This class will cover basic computer skills and programs, but focus primarily on workrelated computer tasks such as: development of keyboarding, word-processing, internet awareness, technology based job search strategies, applying for employment online, and accessing various work and educational resources. McSwain Building, Room 154, Membership hrs.
Instructor: Gloria Dockery

March 1, 2018-April 26, 2018
5:30-8:30 p.m.

If you are seeking employment or employed and would like to take this course, please call Kelly Hembree and be put on an interest list.

Money Smart (HRD 3008): This course is designed to give participants the necessary knowledge to successfully manage current and future finances. This course will discuss how to balance a checking and savings account, pay off debt, effectively coupon, apply for a loan, and much more.

Instructor: Hembree
Crisp GED Lab
Classes are held twice monthly from 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

January 9 & 22
February 9 & 20
March 6 & 22
April 10 & 24
May 8

HRD 4000 Introduction to Human Services: DSS Income Maintenance Caseworker
This course covers skills and strategies designed to provide employability skills and training and career exploration for the role of Income Maintenance Caseworker within the Division of Social Services agencies.
50 Hours
Instructors: Missy Thorpe
Becky Grindstaff

This class is held at the end of the Spring semester, if you are interested please call Kelly Hembree

HSE 3220 Income Maintenance Caseworker-NC Fast
This course is designed to cover a variety of skills associated with the Income Maintenace Caseworker service eligibility. Specific focus will include proficiency in the utilization of the NCFAST application. Other topics will include skills in communication, interviewing, time management, data gathering/compiling, and data analysis.
Prerequisite: HRD 4000 (50 Hours must to be completed)
48 Hours
Career Keys Preparation Class (HRD 3002): Need assistance with Work Keys? Want to practice before the big test? Come during any employability lab time and receive assistance that will increase your score. TCCC has software that will help you with step by step tasks and workbooks available.

Pathways to Healthcare Professions (HRD 3004): Prepare to learn about healthcare programs of study, and what will be expected of you as a student and member of the healthcare community. This class will prepare students for entrance into the Nurse Aide I and EMT programs. Students will learn about email, TCCC usernames, and obtain a student I.D. Assistance will be provided in meeting necessary pre-enrollment requirements, along with meeting the instructors, touring facilities, local labor market information, and the creation of a resume. You will also learn tips to help balance school, work, and family life.

Min 6 Please contact Kelly Hembree for pre-registration *Call if interested in this class


HRD-Graham County

Career Center Hours

Employability Lab (HRD 3002): The lab offers an opportunity to drop in between the provided hours and receive assistance with resumes, job applications, interviewing techniques, career exploration, and anything else career related. Shope Building. Room 2.

By appointment

Stay tuned…Other HRD classes will be added soon that may further assist with employment in today’s growing job market.

For additional information on class dates and services provided by the Tri-County Community College HRD – Career Center, please call: Kelly Hembree (828) 835-4291

Don’t see the class you’re looking for? Click the button below to add your name to the Interest List. We will notify you when the class becomes available.

Add Me to the List: HRD


Drake Enterprises
209 Franklin Plaza
(828) 369-6587


Murphy Medical Center
3990 E. US Hwy. 64 Alt
Murphy, NC  28906
(828) 837-8161

Angel Medical Center
120 Riverview Street
Franklin, NC  28734
(828) 524-8411

Britthaven of Graham
811 Snow Bird Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28901
(828) 479-8421


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For more information

Kelly Hembree, M.S.
McSwain 109
(828) 835-4291