Personal Interest Classes

Career & Community Enrichment

The Community Enrichment (personal interest) courses encourage lifelong learning and allow you to express your creative, cultural, civic, and leisure interests. These courses are self-supporting and no fee exemptions apply.

We have something for everyone! Personal interest classes include Academics and Test Preparation, Art, Boating Skills, Cooking, Crafts, Dance, Furniture Upholstery, Gardening & Landscaping, Home Improvement, Music, Motorcycle Basic Rider Training, Photography, Sewing, and much more!

Algebra Refresher

So you finished high school a few years ago and now you’ve decided to go back to school. The problem is you’re not sure that you can handle the college-level algebra that will be required. This course is designed for people just like you—high school graduates who need to review basic algebra in order to increase their chances of success in a college-level classroom. This course is a review of the basic concepts of algebra using formulas, exponents, signs, squares and square roots, equations, and inequalities.


Creative Writing

Open up the world of creative writing and learn the techniques that can put you in print. In this course, you will experience the hands-on practice of learning to say what you want in the best, most efficient and attractive way possible. There will be discussions on the art of criticism and how it helps, not hurts. You will learn the specifics of editing, manuscript preparation, querying, and submission of your writings. Emphasis will be on learning to develop your own voice or recognizable style. The world is waiting for that book you’ve been planning or that short story you’ve been meaning to write!


Creative Writing (Intermediate)

This is a course for devoted writers — for those who’ve probably been writing off and on for years but have begun to wish that they could go forward with their talents. Students who have never before taken writing classes in their lives may also register for this class, but they should enjoy challenges. Students in the intermediate class will briefly discuss a few famous authors and try to determine what’s so good about them, read and/or listen to the other students’ creations, and write with an end in mind. Students will also gain a realistic admiration for their own capabilities.


Grammar Refresher

Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. This course will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You’ll explore the basics of English grammar – like sentence structure and punctuation – as well as more sophisticated concepts – like logic and clarity. A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths!


Grammar Refresher (Online)

Whatever your goals, a grasp of English grammar is important if you want to improve your speaking and writing skills. This course will help you gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct work. You’ll explore the basics of English grammar – like sentence structure and punctuation – as well as more sophisticated concepts – like logic and clarity. A patient instructor, memorable lessons, vivid examples, and interactive exercises will give you ample opportunity to put what you learn into practice. Reacquaint yourself with old, forgotten rules, meet some new ones, and discover your own grammatical strengths!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


GRE Preparation

If you’re ready to go for that advanced degree but have never taken the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), PLEASE prepare for it. No one should go into the exam cold, not knowing what it’s all about. Moreover, the GRE exam has changed, and the new format should be reviewed before you take the exam! Your admission into advanced degree programs may well depend on your score on this exam. This course is designed to help you prepare for all parts of the re-formatted general exam to include a review of the verbal, quantitative, and written sections of the exam. You will also learn useful test-taking tips and hints.

Textbook Requirement: ETS: The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test, 2nd edition.
Supplies: Please bring a notebook, pencils, and a calculator to class each section.


GRE Preparation I (Verbal and Analytical)

If you’re planning to apply to graduate school, you’ll likely have to take the GRE. This course is here to help! Part 1 takes you through all the question types on the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections, including reading comprehension, text completion, sentence equivalence questions, and both essay tasks. You’ll also gain pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking. Be prepared to excel on exam day to achieve your best potential score!

NOTE: This course prepares you for the GRE revised General Test, which replaced the GRE® General Test on August 1, 2011. This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply. PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


GRE Preparation II (Quantitative)

Complete your GRE preparation! This course features a math review and techniques for tackling the quantitative comparison, data interpretation, and standard math questions that make up the quantitative reasoning sections, as well as how to tackle the GRE’s unique new question formats. You’ll find pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking, too. Be prepared to excel on exam day and to achieve your best potential score!

NOTE: This course prepares you for the GRE revised General Test, which replaced the GRE® General Test on August 1, 2011. This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply. PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Math Refresher

When you were in high school, did you avoid the “tough” math courses like algebra? Now you’d like to go to college. This course is designed for those who need a review in basic math and pre-algebra in order to prepare for more advanced math such as algebra and college mathematics.

You will review basic arithmetic operations with integers such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, fractions and decimals, percents, measurements, and word problems.


Public Speaking

Adults in America are more afraid of public speaking than they are of high school reunions, visits from the in-laws, or even the Internal Revenue Service. Sweaty hands, unreliable knees, and the inability to concentrate; nobody enjoys this level of panic. Yet there are times when everyone needs to be heard, understood, and appreciated, and Public Speaking can lead you in that positive direction. During this class you’ll read famous and memorable speeches, encourage your classmates’ attempts, and see yourself evolving form a victim of nerves to a confident and enthusiastic public speaker.


SAT Preparation

Get ready for the SAT—one of the most important exams you will ever take. This comprehensive preparation program is designed to help you meet the challenges of the exam format. You will receive a thorough overview of the SAT and become familiar with every question type that appears on the exam. The course will cover both math and verbal skills. Practice will include math skills and review of test questions including algebra, geometry, percentages, pictorials, and quantitative comparisons. Verbal skills will also be covered with special emphasis placed on the critical reading section which includes single and paired passages, sentence completion, analogies, and vocabulary enhancement.

Pet Grooming (Beginning)

This program is designed for students who would like to work for a professional pet groomer at an entry-level position. Students will concentrate on basic pet grooming for dogs. This will include brushing, drying, nail clipping, ear cleaning, preparatory clipping, and basic finishing techniques. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own equipment and supplies.

Please call 910-678-0032 for more information.

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED!

Acid Etching Metal

Learn to use muriatic acid to etch beautiful designs on brass and copper sheet metal, tubing, and washers. The etched metal can then be used to create components for beautiful hand crafted jewelry.

The class will also cover safety issues, preparation of the metals, creating the resist, mixing the etchant, cleaning the metal after etching, and neutralizing and disposal of the etchant. Spend the morning etching metals and the afternoon beginning to incorporate them into wearable jewelry art.


 All About the Saw

The jeweler’s saw is a tool that often intimidates beginning metalsmiths, but it allows for the creation of many intricate designs that can’t be accomplished any other way if working by hand.

Spend a day learning the techniques for using this simple, but effective tool and create a filigree designed pendant or earring set.


Art in Mixed Media: Acrylic, Oil, and Paper

The world is your canvas. Unleash your creativity with acrylics as a wonderful medium for building up textures and three-dimensional areas on a canvas. The many different colorful papers and napkins allows for variety and collage feel. Then foll up with oil paint that adheres well to porous acrylic and paper surfaces, delivering intense color and contrast to the layer underneath. Texture or paste mediums will be used and discussed. Imagine the world of possibilities with beautiful flowers on these backgrounds. The instructor will demonstrate projects you can follow or you may work on your own.

Supplies: Please e-mail the instructor at kim@joy2paint.com for the supply list, or we will provide one to you on the first day.


Beauty of Flower Painting

There is something very satisfying and magical about painting a flower and preserving its essence forever. The thousands of varieties of beautiful flowers in a myriad of fabulous colors and shapes are inspiring for any artist. From huge original canvases to small flower prints, most people have at least one flower painting adoring the walls of their homes or offices. This course is for those who want to learn to paint in an easy-to-understand technique and capture that beauty on canvas with oil paints.

Supplies: Please e-mail the instructor at kim@joy2paint.com for a supply list. NOTE: This course is for beginning painters.


Color Theory

An understanding of color theory increases our appreciation of the way artists and designers use color. In this course you will explore the effects color has on light, symbolic meaning, and a means to express emotion through the use of color. In this course, you will also learn how to mix pigments to create the colors you need with precision and confidence while also exploring color charts and wheels, and simple paintings demonstrating various color concepts. By taking this class you will have an understanding of the correct color terminology that will give you the language to communicate clearly ow the visual element of color is used in art and design. Designers and artists using oil, watercolor, acrylic, and/or pastel will benefit.

Supplies: Students may need to purchase some supplies. Email your instructor to request a supply list at mabesart@aol.com.


Drawing (Intermediate)

This course is designed for students who have completed Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. It will provide additional practice in techniques that are initiated in the first course. Through a variety of exercises, you will increase your knowledge of perspective, proportion, observation, representation, and depiction of light, shadow, and texture. Shading, blending, and a combination of drawing media will be demonstrated as you work from nature, still life, and your own photographs.

Supplies: If you would like to know what supplies to purchase before class, please request a list at registration, or you may obtain one the first day. You may email your instructor with questions at mabesart@aol.com.


Drawing (Intermediate/Advanced)

This intermediate/advanced level drawing class is designed for those who have completed both the Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and Drawing (Intermediate) courses and want more time to practice and learn new techniques. Through a variety of exercises, you will expand your knowledge of perspective, proportion, observation, and representation of 3D forms, and the depiction of light, shadow, and texture. Shading, blending, and a combination of drawing media will be introduced as you work from nature, still life, and your own photographs. Instruction and practice of portrait and figure drawing will also be covered in this class.

Supplies: If you would like to know what supplies to purchase before class, please request a list at registration, or you may obtain one the first day. You may email your instructor with questions at mabesart@aol.com.


Drawing in Your Sketchbook

Become a better artist, whatever medium you work in, with your portable, versatile, easy to use, sketchbook! This class is for any artist, designer, or craftsperson who wishes to develop their skills and creative process through working in sketchbooks. Working in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, students will explore various materials and techniques for capturing the ideas that are the seeds for future projects. Students will also learn to sketch comfortably and quickly when working on location, both indoors and out, and how to accurately portray both the permanent and fleeting objects in the scene. The sketchbook will be presented both as an artwork in its own right and as a tool for directing future creative activity.

Supplies: If you would like to know what supplies to purchase before class, please request a list at registration, or you may obtain one the first day. You may email your instructor with questions at mabesart@aol.com.


Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

This drawing course is for anyone who has always wanted to learn how to draw but didn’t think they could. In just a few short weeks you will be able to use the “right side” of your brain (your creative side) and see as an artist sees. As a result, you will be able to draw any subject matter, including portraits, and learn perspective and shading.


Holiday Watercolors

During this course, you will learn to apply your knowledge of composition, principles of design, and color harmony to create a beautiful holiday watercolor painting! Enjoy learning through demonstrations by the instructor to include wet-in-wet, dry-brush, and how to get rid of mistakes in watercolor techniques.

Join the group as we explore new methods to painting in watercolor and creating works of art that can be beautiful gifts during the holidays!


Jewelry Making & Silversmithing (Beginner)

Learning to create jewelry through the technique of silversmithing is one of the most rewarding methods to create a one-of-a-kind work of art. This course is designed to cover the fundamentals of silversmithing to include silver soldering, sawing, forming, filing, and texture creation. While this course is designed for the beginning student, your instructor will work to meet the needs of student from a variety of jewelry making backgrounds. Emphasis will be placed upon soldering techniques as you create a ring, pendant, and bracelet (if time permits).

Supplies: You will be provided with the basic copper and wire needed to practice the metalsmithing skills, however, you are welcome to provide your own metal of choice at your cost. For those who already have some metalsmithing tools, feel free to bring your basic bench tools. For those just getting started, most everything you need will be available in the FTCC studio or from the instructor. Feel free to contact the instructor with questions by e-mailing transformationartsgail@gmail.com.


Jewelry Making  & Silversmithing (Intermediate)

For those of you who enjoy working with your hands to create beautiful jewelry and have you dabbled in silver- or metalsmithing and want to learn more, this is the class for you! Join us as we learn to solder with a solder pick using chiplets, wire rod, and sweat solder; cut out jewelry designs using a saw to implement overlays and pierced designs, and join leaves and special add-ons onto metal to make the finishing touches to your works for art.

Prerequisite: Completion of Jewelry Making and Silversmithing (Beginning) or equivalent experience.

Supplies: You will be provided with the basic copper and wire needed to practice the metalsmithing skills; however, you are welcome to provide your own metal of choice at your cost. For those who already have some metalsmithing tools, feel free to bring your basic bench tools. For those just getting started, most everything you need will be available in the FTCC studio or from the instructor. Feel free to contact the instructor with questions by e-mailing transformationartsgail@gmail.com.


Jewelry Making  & Silversmithing (Advanced)

Calling all jewelry makers and silversmithers! Continue your practice in this class as you learn advanced jewelry fabrication techniques. Emphasis will be placed upon mastering silver soldering techniques that will allow you to successfully pierce, reticulate, and set stones. You will also learn how to design, draw, and create your jewelry as you apply these new skills to the skills learned from previous classes.

Prerequisite: Completion of Jewelry Making & Silversmithing (Beginner) and (Intermediate) or equivalent experience.

Supplies: You will be provided with basic copper and wire needed to practice the metalsmithing skills; however, you are welcome to provide your own metal of choice at your cost. For those who already have some metalsmithing tools, feel free to bring your basic bench tools. For those just getting started, most everything you need will be available in the FTCC studio or from the instructor. Feel free to contact the instructor with questions by e-mailing transformationartsgail@gmail.com.


Jewelry Making: Glass Fusing Designs

Glass fusing is a beautiful method of creatng art that is used to join glass pieces together by partly melting the glass at high temperatures. During this class we will cover the simpler rules of coefficients as well as the use of different types of glass such as the frits, stringers, noodles, and confetti. We will thoroughly discuss the different kilns and kiln temperatures used or all projects to begin with basic fusing, decals, and we will finish with embossing. All levels are welcome to this class!

Supplies: Supplies will be discussed the first day of class. Feel free to contact the instructor with questions be e-mailing transformationartsgail@gmail.com.


Joy of Painting

Who painted that? Now you can say “I DID.” you can learn the exciting oil painting method used on PBS’s Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. This course is taught by a Bob Ross trained and certified instructor. This is a method that is especially suited for people who have never painted before.

Supplies: Please e-mail the instructor at kim@joy2paint.com for the supply list, or we will provide on to you on the first day.


Joy of Painting (Advanced)

This course will introduce experienced wet on wet style© painters to advanced works by Bob Ross© as well as exploring the works of Dorthy Dent and Jackie Claflin, who are known for their step-by-step instruction books. Paint along with Kim as she takes you step-by-step through some detailed smaller or larger scale oil paintings.

Supplies: Students will need to request a supply list from the instructor by e-mailing kim@joy2paint.com.


Joy of Painting: Christmas Flowers & Landscapes

The winter holidays are festive with lots of colors that inspire artists to capture the mood on canvas. In this oil painting class, you will create winter scenes that sparkle from a candlelight’s glow on flowers to snowy scenes under the moon. It is designed for those who want to learn oil painting in an easy-to-understand technique and capture the beauty of the seasons on canvas with oil paints. No painting experience is required as you will be painting along with your instructor.


Oil Painting (Beginner)

For centuries, oil painting has been the preferred medium for creative expression. This course is designed as an introduction to oil painting for the beginning painter. In this course yo will learn the basics of composition, color, and how to paint what you see. Through specific exercises, you will become familiar with setting up the palette, selecting appropriate surfaces to paint on (canvas, panels, etc.), choosing a subject, painting form life as well as photographs, making expressive brush strokes, and caring for studio materials and equipment. In addition to the basics, techniques such as glazing and scumbling will be explored. You will move at your own pace with much individual attention from the instructor. If you need a refresher course in oil painting or if you have never painted but always wanted to, this is the course for you.

Supplies: If you would like to know what supplies to purchased before class, please request a list a registration, or you may obtain one the first day. You may email your instructor with questions at mabesart@aol.com.


Oil Painting (Beginner/Intermediate)

Do you enjoy the beauty of painting in oils and desire to take your skills to the next level? Join this class as Nancy introduces you to more oil painting techniques that will change the way you paint! This course is for students who have taken the Oil Painting (Beginners) course or have equivalent experience.

Supplies: If you would like to know what supplies you will need before class, please request a list at registration or you may obtain a list at the first class. You may email your instructor with questions at mabesart@aol.com.


Oil Painting (Intermediate)

This course is designed for students who have completed a beginning level oil painting course or have equivalent experience. For those who have not painted in a while, your instructor will review some of the basics and move into choosing subjects, setting up a still life, painting from life and photographs, and caring for materials, equipment, and finished paintings. You will progress at your own pace with much individual attention for each project.

Supplies: If you would like to know what supplies you will need before class, please request a list at registration or you may obtain a list at the first class. You may email your instructor with questions at mabesart@aol.com.


Painting Animals & Landscapes in Mixed Media

Add life and intrigue to your paintings by including animals! Through the use of a variety of acrylics and oils, Kim will guide you through a specific painting technique with step-by-step instructions on how to paint fur and feathers with confidence! These lessons will enable you to paint animals within your landscapes. No drawing experience needed.


Portrait Drawing

Join this class as Nancy guides you through the process of drawing a portrait from start to finish. Topics covered will include proportions of the head, step-by-step application of drawing materials, and blending techniques. You will also be introduced to proper methods used to pose, light, and photograph the model. We will work primarily from photographs provided by the instructor. Students will also have the opportunity to work from their own photographs on individual projects.

Supplies: Please request a supply list from the instructor by emailing mabesart@aol.com.


Pottery (Advanced) Finishing Techniques

This course is designed for the student who has completed the Pottery (Beginning) class or has equivalent experience and would like to learn the techniques that create beautiful works of art. In this class, you’ll learn a new technique every week starting with learning the composition of glazes and how they work, correcting glaze problems, and advanced glazing techniques. You will also learn more about the properties of clay and how it affects your glaze color and composition, how to make your own glazes, and adjust the color and effects as you see fit. Some other additional techniques will involve the multiple uses of slip/colorants for effects, making and using Terra Sigillata, Mocha Diffusion, Hydro Erosion, and more.

Supplies: Basic glaze materials are provided, but you may also bring your own lead-free glazes. You will need to purchase your own clay (available form the FTCC bookstore).


Pottery (Beginner)

If you have always been fascinated watching potters and thought it looked like fun, come and learn just how much fun it really is. Pottery is not difficult to learn, but it takes patience and the willingness to get a little dirty. As a beginning student, you will learn the basic throwing techniques with emphasis on making functional forms such as mugs, bowls, and vases. You will learn how to trim, decorate (if desired), and glaze your pieces. If you are interested, you can also work on hand-built pieces.

Supplies: Students will need to purchase their own clay (available at the FTCC bookstore). Glazes are provided.


Pottery (Beginner/Intermediate)

Beginning students will be making clay objects with emphasis on the potter’s wheel and will learn about types of clay, forming, decorating, and glaze preparation. Students at the intermediate level will work on the development of technique and form. you will also learn additional decorating techniques.

Prerequisite: Completion of Potter (Beginners) or equivalent skill set.

Supplies: Students will need to purchase their own clay (available from the FTCC bookstore). Glazes are provided.


Pottery: Glazing & Decorating

This course is offered at the request of students who have completed the beginning and/or intermediate pottery class and want to learn additional glazing and decorating techniques.

Your instructor will suggest new ways to decorate your clay pieces such as incising or impressing found objects into the damp clay, using slip stains on dried or bisque pieces, or experimenting with glazes. You will learn more about the properties of the clay you are using and how it affects your glaze. You will learn how glazes melt, cone temperature, and how to produce certain colors and effects in your glazes.

It is suggested that you work on either hand-built test tiles or small bisque pieces, but you are welcome to experiment on works in progress.


Pottery (Intermediate)

Students will be making clay objects with emphasis on the potter’s wheel and will learn about types of clay, forming, decorating, and glaze preparation. Students at the intermediate level will work on the development of technique and form. You will also learn additional decorating techniques.

Prerequisite: Completion of Pottery (Beginner) or equivalent skill set.


Stone Cutting: Basic Cabochons

Cabochons are gems that have been cut and polished but not faceted into the setting. Adding gems to your jewelry brings your designs to the next level and will allow you to incorporate even more unique characteristics to your designs! During this class you will be introduced to the process of cutting and polishing stones, and how to determine the best shape that is appropriate for your custom jewelry design. Using our trim saw and CabKing cabbing machine, you will learn safety procedures and steps to operating the equipment for best results.

Prerequisite: Completion of Jewelry Making & Silversmithing (Beginngers) or equivalent experience.

Supplies: Students will be required to purchase their preference of rock material and may have the option of purchasing this in class or at a store of their choice. Contact your instructor prior to class regarding supplies by e-mailing transformationartsgail@gmail.com.


Stone Cutting Workshop

Stone cutting practices will be continued in this workshop as we apply the techniques learned in the Basic Cabochons class to one of three available projects Gail has prepared. Use your creative side to make the finishing touches that will make it your very own work of art!

Prerequisite: Completion of Stone Cutting: Basic Cabochons or equivalent experience.


Watercolor (Beginner)

This is an introduction to watercolor from the planning stages to a completed painting. Students will learn about composition, principles of design, color harmony, and the inherent qualities of their materials. Demonstrations by the instructor will include wet-in-wet, dry-brush, and how to get rid of mistakes in watercolor techniques. If you have always wanted to take watercolor but felt intimidated by the rumors that watercolor painting is difficult, this course is for you. It is an easy, step-by-step approach to this fascinating medium with astonishing results.

Supplies: Students will need to purchase some tools. A list will be provided the first day of class; however, you may contact your instructor to obtain one before class by calling 910-366-0479.


Watercolor (Beginner/Intermediate)

 

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint using watercolors by felt intimidated by the rumor that this type of painting is difficult? This is an excellent course for the beginner painter or for those who have some experience. In this course, students will learn about composition, principles of design, color harmony, and the inherent qualities of their materials. Demonstrations by the instructor will include wet-in-wet, dry-brush, and how to get rid of mistakes in watercolor techniques. Join us as we discover the beauty in painting watercolors! The instructor will also work with students at the intermediate level teaching new techniques.

Supplies: Students will need to purchase some tools. A list will be provided the first day of class; however, you may contact your instructor to obtain one before class by calling 910-366-0479.


Watercolor (Intermediate)

Join the class as we take a closer look at what is involved in making an ordinary painting “extra” ordinary! During this course your instructor will teach you how to plan a painting for exhibition or for completion and how to solve the many technique-related problems which watercolor painting presents. The instructor will offer periodic critiques of your work in progress and existing portfolios.

Note: Students should have taken a watercolor course in the past or have equivalent experience.


Watercolor Workshop

Ever heard your teacher announce that “time is up” before you’ve completed your work of art? Don’t fret because we are opening the art studio doors to allow you to complete those unfinished paintings. Have access to the art studio as Carol guides you to adding advanced finishing touches to your art.


Wire Works: Creating Chains, Clasps, Bails, & Earwires

Beautiful handmade jewelry components are much more striking when completed with original clasps, earwires, and chainwork. In this class you will learn how to create a wide sampling of wire elements during the morning and the afternoon will be designated for creating bracelets and necklaces using the learned techniques.

Skills covered will include annealing, work hardening, texturing, shaping, patinating, and finishing wire elements for jewelry. This class is designed for beginning and intermediate metalsmithing students interested in creating their own findings (clasps, simple bails, jumprings, and earwires), and chains.

Auto Dealer’s 12-Hour Pre-Licensing Course

This course provides prospective auto dealers with the 12 hours of authorized pre-licensing training required by the Department of Motor Vehicles to be licensed as a North Carolina independent auto dealer. Topics include dealer laws and regulations, DMV regulations, federal laws and rules, and proper recordkeeping.

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.

NOTE: Course workbook is included in the registration fee.


Auto Dealer’s Training

All auto dealers (under the age of 65) are required to attend this training in order to renew their license. The law requires that the person whose name is on your auto dealer’s license must attend this training, although it would be helpful for anyone working in independent auto sales to attend. Failure to attend and complete this six-hour requirement will result in a revocation of your dealer license. The intent of this training is to provide annual updates to all independent dealers on contemporary issues. At the conclusion of this class, you will receive a certificate of completion. In addition, the names of those who complete the class, the dealer’s name, dealership’s name and address, and the dealer’s license number will be sent to the DMV for their database.

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.


Load Escort Vehicle Operator Certification

The North Carolina Department of Transportation requires that certified vehicle escort drivers accompany the movement of oversize/overweight loads on the NC highway system. To become certified, you must meet the following requirements: 1) certified by another state’s approved program, or 2)a North Carolina law enforcement officer, or 3) a person who meets one of the following requirements: a) at least 21 years of age, or b) at least 18 years of age with a Class A commercial driver’s license; 4) possesses a valid driver’s license without restrictions other than for use of corrective lenses and has a driving history without conviction of driving while impaired or reckless driving in the previous 12 months; 5) has successfully completed an NCDOT oversize-overweight escort vehicle operator course with certification exam score of at least 75 percent (75%) correct and has received consequent certification by the Department. Certification is valid for four years. Complete information is available at www.ncdot.org/~osowpermits or by calling 888-221-8166.

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.


Load Escort Vehicle Operator Recertification

This course has been designed for those seeking renewal of their NC Load Escort Vehicle Operator’s Permit. The NCDOT requires that operators be certified every four years. Vehicle escort drivers accompany the movement of oversize/overweight loads over the North Carolina highway system. This course meets the NCDOT requirement for permit renewal certification.

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply


Motorcycle: Basic Rider Course

Learn safe motorcycle riding under the direction of Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified instructors. This beginning course is designed for riders with little or no experience. Based on extensive data, research, and field tests, this course combines online, classroom, and on-bike experience to give an overall understanding of motorcycling and prepares the student with basic riding skills. To be eligible to take this course, students must be able to ride a bicycle and lift and keep a motorcycle upright. In this course, motorcycles and helmets are provided to students. Students will need gloves, eye protection, long-sleeved clothing, long pants, and sturdy over-the-ankle leather footwear. For more information, please visit www.ncmotorcyclesafety.org. Students may purchase accident insurance to cover activities for $2 per term (available from Continuing Education Records and Registration Office). Please call 910-678-8386 for class availability; for all other questions, please call 910-678-8446.

NOTE: The North Carolina Motorcycle Safety Education Program requires 100% attendance. You must be present and in your classroom seat at 5:30pm when the first class begins. Failure to be on time will result in your slot being denied. Successful completion of the e-course portion of the lass on the first night of the course is required. On the first night of the course (Friday), the course instructors will provide each student with an e-course code that will exempt each student from having the pay the $20 e-course registration fee. IF a student does not present the e-course certificate of completion to the instructor by the time the riding portion of the course begins on Saturday morning, a student’s slot in the class will be denied


Motorcycle: BRC2U

This nine-hour course, designed for students with at least six months of riding experience, stresses both the mental and physical aspects of riding, gives specific information on how to lower the risks of riding, and provides training and practice in critical riding skills. Required equipment includes long-pants, eye protection, helmet, gloves, over-the-ankle leather footwear, and long-sleeved jacket. You may use your own motorcycle or a borrowed one with written permission form the owner of the vehicle, and yo will need proof of insurance and a motorcycle endorsement on a valid driver’s license. Each motorcycle must pass a “T-Clock” inspection by the instructor.

BECAUSE CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Students may purchase accident insurance to cover class activities for $2 per term (available from the Continuing Education Records and Registration office).


Motorcycle: Experienced Rider Course

This nine-hour course, designed for students with at least six months of riding experience, stresses both the mental and physical aspects of riding, gives specific information on how to lower the risks of riding, and provides training and practice in critical riding skills. Students may purchase accident insurance to cover class activities for $2 per term (available from the Continuing Education Records and Registration office).

Note: Because class size is limited, Pre-Registration is required.


Motorcycle Repair & Maintenance

With the popularity of motorcycles and ATVs comes the opportunity to earn a living in motorcycle repair and maintenance. Maybe you already have some automotive repair experience and want to see if this is something that might interest you. Emphasis will be placed upon two-and four-stroke engines, calibration, and synchronization of carburetors, braking system safety and maintenance, what to do when the lights and power fails, repair of frame and suspension, and which oils are best at preventing damage. This course is also open to those who own a motorcycle or are considering buying one and want to learn how to do some of their own repair and maintenance.

NOTE: With questions, please contact Patrick Morrison at 910-497-3686 or by email at cycleshop104@gmail.com.


OBD2 Emissions Inspection

This course will certify vehicle emissions inspectors in accordance with the NC Department of Transportation laws. Textbook provided in class.

Students will need to know their Inspection Station Number and have a Valid North Carolina Driver’s License when completing paperwork in class; also, students will need to go to the following link, print a copy of the LT-310 form, have the shop owner, partner, or officer sign and date and bring wit you on the first day of class; https://connect.ncdot.gov/business/DMV/Pages/Inspection-Stations.aspx

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.


Small Gas Engine Repair

Have you ever wanted to learn how to service and repair various types of engines? From lawn mowers to two- and four-cylinder engines, in this class you will learn the basics and some intermediate level repairs. This is an excellent course for those training ot work in the small engine mechanic industry.

Supplies: Students may need to purchase basic hand tools if they do not have what is necessary at home. A list of tools will be provided the first day.


Small Gas Engine Repair (Intermediate)

Broaden your knowledge in the small gas engine repair industry. During this class, emphasis will be placed upon shop practices and safety, engine fundamentals, engine service, repair of lawn and garden equipment, outboard motor service, and other small utility engines.

NOTE: Students may need to purchase basic hand tools or they may bring what they have from home. A list of tools will be provided the first day of class. Call 910-678-8431 with questions regarding supplies.

Prerequisite: Completion of Small Gas Engine Repair (Beginners) or equivalent experience.


Vehicle Safety Inspection

This course will certify safety inspectors in accordance with the NC Department of Transportation laws. Students will need to know their Inspection Station Number and have a valid North Carolina Driver’s License when completing paperwork in class; also, students will need to go to the following link. print a copy of the LT-310 form, have the shop owner, partner, or officer sign and date and bring with you on the first day of class: https://connect.ncdot.gov/business/DMV/Pages/Inspection-Stations.aspx.

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.

UAS/Drone Training

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are commonly known as Drones, and these flying systems are flown without a human pilot aboard. However, a properly trained human operator is still required. During this course, students will gain the knowledge and flying experience needed to pass the FAA Knowledge Test of UAS Operators. The topics of this course include aerospace history, weather, navigation, instruments, preflight planning, computer and wind triangles, regulations, radio communications, the aviation field and procedures necessary to become a safe private pilot and/or drone pilot.

Supplies: Please email your instructor at ddlong@gmail.com for information regarding required supplies.


UAS/Drone Training Workshop

This course is designed for those who would like to understand more about Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) also know as drones. Join us and learn from an FAA Certified Flight Instructor the terminology, history, operations, and regulations for these up and coming technologies. With questions, please contact your instructor at ddlong@gmail.com.

Basic Electrical Wiring (Residential)

This course will provide an overview of electrical wiring techniques and is suitable for students with no prior knowledge of electrical theory or installation. While electrical fundamentals such as Ohm’s law will be examined, emphasis will be placed on the design and installation of residential electrical systems. Topics will include an overview of home electrical systems, circuit design, electrical tools and test equipment, cable and wire types, calculation of circuit capacity, mapping and tracing circuits, troubleshooting and electrical inspections.

This course provides hands-on training.


Electrical Contractor’s License Renewal – Preparation Unit 1

Electrical contractors are required to complete eight (8) contact hours of continuing education per year to be eligible for relicensing. This course will provide contractors with updated information on the change sin the National Electric Code, the NC Electric Code, and local utility company requirements. It will also provide information on electrical installation requirements, grounded conductors identification and use, branch and feeder circuits, branch feeders and service calculations, and outside circuits.

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.

Note: Please bring a calculator and current NEC book.


Electrical Contractor’s License Renewal – Preparation Unit 2

Electrical contractors are required to complete eight (8) contact hours of continuing education per year to be eligible for relicensing. This course will provide contractors with updated information on the changes in the National Electrical Code, the NC Electric Code, and local utility company requirements. This course will also provide the necessary information on wiring methods, materials, and equipment for general use.

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.

Note: Please bring a calculator and current NEC book.


EPA Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling Certification

This course is designed to prepare technicians for the CFC Recovery/Recycling Certification examination given on the last class date. The course will include a core materials component for small appliance technicians. Further, the characteristics of refrigerants use for short-term, long-term, high, medium, and low-pressure applications will also be covered. The NC Board of Refrigeration charges $25 for the exam that is given the last day of class.


Floor Covering and Tile Installation

This course is designed for those who are interested in learning elements of construction building trades, such as how to install or replace the floor coverings in homes or for commercial projects. During this course you will learn rules of safety for working on site, the appropriate hand-tools to use for various jobs, how to plan, design, select materials, estimate costs, and install solid wood, laminate, tile (ceramic, porcelain, and stone), sheet vinyl, vinyl plans and tiles, and carpeting. This course serves as training for those interested in employment as flooring installers and restorers. In depth hands-on training will be provided for various types of jobs.

NOTE: Students may need to purchase basic hand tools or they may bring what they have from home. A list of necessary tools will be provided the first day of class.


Fundamentals of Refrigeration I

This course is designed for the person who is interested in learning the fundamentals of heating and air conditioning systems. Maintenance, repair, and basic installation will also be covered in this course.


Heat Pump Technology

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge and understanding of heat pump technology for those desiring employment in the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning as well as those already employed. This course will address laws of refrigeration air properties, refrigerants and recovery techniques, pressure-temperature relationships, heath transfer, types of systems, basic controls, components, and troubleshooting techniques specifically focused toward heat pump technology.


Introduction to Cabinetmaking

This course will provide an overview of the cabinetmaking process. Topics will include wood characteristics and selection; hand and power tools; safety practices; gluing and clamping; abrasives; joinery; laminates; finishing techniques; and kitchen and bath layout.


Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Course (RRP)

This course is tailored to provide students with knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the work performed in target housing, child care facilities, and pre-1978 buildings in acceptance with 40 CFR Part 745. The course will include proper methods of safety and warning signs, disposal of contaminants, clean-up and proper actions, in the containment area.

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.


Residential & Commercial Repairs

This class is designed for those who desire to learn core skills used by carpenters and construction workers to complete repairs in residential and commercial settings. During this course you will learn how to complete basic carpentry repairs and topics included are safety, hand/power tool use, site preparation, measurement and layout for various projects, footings, and foundations and other related topics. Students will also be introduced to techniques necessary to complete residential and commercial repairs for various job levels. You will be given the opportunity to practice your skills with thorough hands-on training.

NOTE: Students may need to purchase basic hand tools if they do not have what is necessary at home. A list of necessary tools will be provided the first day.

A to Z Grantwriting

A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You’ll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You’ll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant-writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors. It’s also an excellent primer for individuals wishing to become grant-writing consultants or community grant-writing volunteers. No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you’ll find the A’s to Z’s of writing and submitting successful proposals here!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE


Accounting Clerk, Part II – Online

Complete the Online Accounting Clerk program! This course is the second course in the Accounting Clerk program and is designed for those individuals who want to qualify for entry-level positions in accounting. This course is tailored to help individuals meet the demands of today’s fast-paced and high-tech business environment. In this course the student will expand his or her knowledge of the principles of accounting. The student also will train with QuickBooks using the official training program from Intuit. No books and materials are required for this course. This course is fully online.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE


Administrative Assistant, Part II – Online

Complete the Online Administrative Assistant program! This course is the second course in the Online Administrative Assistant program and is for those individuals who want to develop the skills necessary to thrive in an office environment, especially as the support person for a business executive. Learn about communication, customer service, and handling forms and documents (such as applications, agreements, and letters) in accordance with established policies and procedures. No books and materials are required for this course. This course is fully online.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE COURSE START DATE


Bank/Credit Union Teller Training

This course will enable the student to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become employed as an entry-level teller or a customer service representative. Topics to be covered are banking history, teller operations, customer relations, security, credit applications, credit ratings, and collecting accounts.


E-Notary Public

This course is required for anyone interested in registering as an Electronic Notary Public for the first time. All students MUST be currently commissioned as a Notary Public in North Carolina to attend this class. NOTE: The current edition of the E-Notary Manual is required for admittance to the class and can be purchased at the FTCC bookstore. It is strongly recommended that you study the guidebook prior to class attendance to be better prepared for the state examination given at the end of the class.

This is a self-supporting class; fee exempt status does not apply. 

PRE-REQUISITE: Students must provide current Notary Public Commission number and current state or federal picture identification for admission to class. The active duty military and civilian ID cards DO NOT meet the identification requirement. The ID must be a valid ID with a picture of the face and either signature of physical descriptors or both.


*FTCC Online Accounting Clerk

Are you ready to become an integral part of a business? Are you ready to learn and implement skills that will assist in the day-to-day operations of an office? FTCC is offering a course for those individuals who want to qualify for entry-level positions in accounting. This course is tailored to help individuals learn the principles of accounting and business math and put their knowledge into practice by utilizing a ten-key calculator and QuickBooks software. This course will also provide soft skills that are essential for professionalism and success in the modern office environment while reviewing the everyday functions of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. In this course, individuals will apply their training and skills to a combination of traditional and non-traditional course assignments that are designed to reinforce accounting concepts and basic principles of office systems technology.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Textbook/Course Materials:Please call 910-678-8446 for more information.

*Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


FTCC Online Administrative Office Assistant

Whether you are beginning your professional career, looking for a new career path, or searching for professional development, learning administrative office skills is vital! After all, the administrative staff of an office is integral to the successful daily operations of all work environments! From correspondence to maintaining detailed records for internal and external audits, this course will give yo the knowledge and skillsets to have the competitive edge in the workplace. Come learn communication and correspondence skills and gain proficiency with programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. This course will also cover topics such as recordkeeping and soft skills that will help you succeed in the modern office setting!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Textbook/Course Materials:Please call 910-678-8446 for more information.

*Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


FTCC Online Customer Service Representative

Do you enjoy helping others? Many employers are looking for support staff who can provide quality customer service support! Are you an employer who is looking for professional development for your customer service departments or employees? If so, this course is the course for you! Whether you are looking for a new career or seeking professional development, learning customer service skills is important to your success as an employee and the success of an employer, business, or institution. From best practices in written and oral communication to problem-solving, this course will give you the knowledge and skillsets to make you an asset in the workplace! Come learn communication and correspondence skills, enhance your problem-solving techniques, and gain proficiency with programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. This course will also cover soft skills that will help you succeed in the modern office setting and give you the competitive edge!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Textbook/Course Materials:Please call 910-678-8446 for more information.

*Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


FTCC Online Records Clerk

Regardless of the industry, records are a vital component of a functional, efficient, and effective office environment. From keeping track of finances to tracking customer service issues, detailed records can make the difference in a good organization and a great organization. FTCC is offering a course for those individuals who want to train to be records clerks or improve their recordkeeping skills. Individuals will train in various recordkeeping systems and learn how ot think critically in response to records-related issues within an office setting. This course will also provide a review of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook and train individuals to utilize these programs to improve organization and time management. In this course, individuals will apply their training and skills to a combination of traditional and non-traditional course assignments that are designed to reinforce recordkeeping concepts and basic principles of office systems technology.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Textbook/Course Materials:Please call 910-678-8446 for more information.

*Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


Notary Public

This course is required for anyone interested in becoming a Notary Public for the first time. It is recommended for all notaries as a refresher course. NOTE: The current edition of the Notary Public Guide Book for North Carolina is required for admittance to the class and can be purchased at the FTCC bookstore. It is strongly recommended that you study the guidebook prior to class attendance to be better prepared for the state examination given at the end of the class. NCGS 10B-5(b) provides the following requirements to be commissioned as a Notary Public in NC: 1)Be at least 18 years of age or legally emancipated as defined in Article 35 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes; 2) Reside or hav ea regular place of work or business in this State; 3) Reside legally in the United States; 4) Speak, read, and write in the English language; 5) Possess a high school diploma or equivalent; 6) Pass the course of instruction described in this Article, unless the person is a licensed member of the North Carolina State Bar; 7) Purchase and keep as a reference the most recent manual approved by the Secretary that describes the duties and authority of notaries public; 8) Submit an application containing no significant misstatement or omission of fact. “If you have questions about being commissioned as a notary in North Carolina, please call the Secretary of State Notary Public Section at 919-807-2219 before you register for the class to have your questions answered.”

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.

PRE-REQUISITE:Students must provide current state or federal picture identification for admission to class. The active duty military and civilian ID cards DO NOT meet the identification requirement. The ID must be a valid ID with a picture of the face and either signature of physical descriptors or both. Call the secretary of State Notary Public Section 919-807-2219.


Property Management

Property management is a well-respected profession that can be quite profitable. Whether you are interested in residential or commercial property management, you will find many different types of jobs available. Instruction will include an overview of property management, the manager-owner relationship, leases and tenant relations, managing residential property, managing commercial property, legal issues in property management, as well as marketing your management services. This information will also be helpful to those interested in managing their own property investments.

NOTE:This does not qualify as a real estate license course.


Social Media Applications: Branding: Branding Your Business & Enhancing Your Customer Service-Online

In today’s fast-paced marketplace, social media is essential to marketing and branding efforts! If social media is not included in a marketing campaign, businesses, non-profits, marketing managers, and self-employed individuals can quickly find their marketing efforts and campaigns failing to produce the intended results. Understanding how to leverage social media tools is an important skill to have and a skill that is in high demand. This sixteen week, online course is designed for those individuals who are interested in social media management and how it can improve customer service and the overall growth and success of a business, non-profit, or individual who is self-employed. This course is project-based and provides hands-on experience with creating social media campaigns for products and events. This course is ideally suited for learners who are new to social media or who are looking to enhance their understanding of how and why social media can be a benefit for an organization’s reach and impact. The social media applications that will be explored in this course are Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn, and the projects completed in this course can be tailored to specific interests or needs of the students taking this course.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


Supervision and Management, Fundamentals – Online

If you have recently been promoted to a supervisory or management position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this course will help you master the basics of business by learning the language of management. You will learn how to make a successful transition form employee to manager and you’ll learn how to manage your time so that you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job. you will learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees. A large part of a manager’s job involves getting things done through other people, and this course will help you understand how to influence and direct other people’s performance. Finally, you will learn how to solve problems and resolve conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively. This program/course is a good choice for those looking for project management experience and those aspiring to obtain a PMI credential. It’s also an excellent choice for existing PMI credential holders looking for an approved activity for PMI’s continuing certification PDUs.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE


The Furniture Upholstery classes are offered to provide training to students that will allow them to increase their skills from novice to professional. These classes are located at 205 Forsythe Street in The Re-Store Warehouse. Students enter on the side of the building and the classroom is located downstairs. If you need additional information, please call (910) 678-8431.


Furniture Upholstery (Beginner)

Do you have a desire to learn how to restore furniture by replacing the upholstery? During this hands-on workshop you will learn the necessary steps to restoring furniture that may include how to sew cushions, skirts, and covers for upholstery and how to re-tie and tie springs, brace the frame, and secure the webbing in furniture. You will receive instructions on how to complete individual projects at a professional level.

Supplies: Please bring the following tools the first day of class: tape measure, fabric scissors, needle-nosed pliers, wire cutters, upholstery nail remover, tack remover.

NOTE:Students who have not sewn on the industrial machines will need to start with a small cushion, pillow, bench cushion, or wingback chair in order to gain the basic skills. Please bring your project to the first day of class and feel free to contact the instructor with questions before the first day by calling 910-494-5468.


Furniture Upholstery (Intermediate)

If you’ve taken a furniture upholstery class then you know how rewarding it can be when you complete your first project! During this class, you will be given the opportunity to complete your unfinished projects and learn more advanced skills in operating the industrial sewing machines at a professional level. During this hands-on workshop you will learn the necessary steps to upholster difficult or odd shaped pieces of furniture, recover furniture with attached pillow backs or curved pieces, sew double welt trim, sew cushions with button tufting, attach skirts, and make arm covers. You will receive instructions on how to complete your individual project at the level of a professional.

Supplies: Please bring the following tools the first day of class: tape measure, fabric scissors, needle-nosed pliers, wire cutters, upholstery nail remove, tack remover.

NOTE: You will need to bring one piece of furniture on the first day of class. Please contact your instructor with questions by calling 910-494-5468.


Upholstery Sewing

Operating a standard sewing machine is one thing, but when it comes to setting up and sewing with an industrial sewing machine, there are few other skill sets required. During this course you will be introduced to various methods and techniques of sewing upholstery covers and how to operate the machine to sew straight lines, corners, curves, and welts. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to thread, maintain, and operate sewing machines to complete various projects sewing upholstery fabric.

Supplies: Please bring the following tools the first day of class: tape measure, fabric scissors, needle-nosed pliers, wire cutters, upholstery nail remover, tack remover.

NOTE: You will need to bring one piece of furniture on the first day of class. Please contact the instructor with questions by calling 910-494-5468. Class will need an extra 30 minutes on November 22 for the evening class.


CATV Communications/Cabling

Gain the skills necessary for high paying positions in this are throughout the US. This twelve-week course will provide students with the technical skills used to construct, design, troubleshoot, and maintain CATV-Systems. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be provided with job placement assistance.

Students are require to purchase accident insurance in the amount of $2 which is payable at the time of registration. OSHA approved climbing boots are required; approximate cost is $120.

For more information, call Mike Gaster, 910-678-0081.


Fiber Optics I

This course will teach students the basics of fiber optics, fiber-optic networks, fiber-optic splicing procedures, fiber-optic analysis and testing equipment. This will include use of the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) and testing equipment that involves fiber-optic link troubleshooting and system design. Each student will have the opportunity to make mechanical and fusion splices as are used in the industry. Students will also man an operating patch cable with the proper techniques and fiber-optic connectors; requiring that cable pass the minimum loss as required in the field. Time is devoted to a thorough understanding of Fiber Optic terms, design, troubleshooting and testing for correct operation of the finished system. Upon successful completion of this course, each student will have the option ot take the Fiber Optic Association CFOT [Certified Fiber Optic Technician] certification exam – a nationally recognized measure of an entry-level Fiber Optic Technician.

Textbook Requirement: Fiber Optics Technician’s Manual, 4th Edition. This course provides hands-on training.


Computer Literacy for Absolute Beginners

Have you wanted to learn about computers, but have not known where to start? If so, join us for this entry-level course in computer literacy. During this class we will start from turning on the computer, to using a mouse and keyboard, navigating the operating system, using printers, browsing the internet, and many other introductory topics.

NOTE: Please complete this course before moving on to any other computer courses unless you have this knowledge.


Creating Web Pages

Create and post your very own Website on the Internet using HTML in this extensive, hands-on, eight-week workshop. First, you’ll learn about the capabilities of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of web design. Then, with your instructor’s patient guidance, you’ll plan the content, structure, and layout of your Website, create pages full of neatly formatted text, build links between the pages and to the outside world, and add color, backgrounds, graphics, and tables. You’ll also learn critical and timely information on securing the best possible location in search engine listings and powerful no-cost or low-cost web marketing strategies.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Microsoft Excel Level I

This course introduces students to the essentials of Microsoft Excel. Students will be able to create simple spreadsheets, including editing, formatting, and printing. It is intended for people with little or no background in spreadsheets. Simple formulas and introductory data handling are covered. This course is for students who are familiar with Windows.

Supplies: Please bring a flash drive to class each session.


Microsoft Excel Level II

This course picks up where Microsoft Excel Level I ended with more in-depth use of formulas, data handling, and the use of multiple sheets. More in-depth coverage of charts, data formatting, and reporting is covered.

MUST HAVE A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF INTRODUCTORY EXCEL. It is highly recommended to take the Excel Level I class before taking this course. RECOMMENDED: Bring a USB flash drive.


Microsoft Windows 7 Level I

In this course, you will learn the basics of Microsoft Windows &. Emphasis will be placed on icons, pointers, editing documents, and navigating this operating system.

Supplies: Please bring a flash drive to each class session.

PRE-REQUISITE: Students must have completed Computer Literacy for Absolute Beginners or have the following knowledge: basic computer functions, an e-mail address, and knowledge of browsing the Internet.


Microsoft Word 2013 Basics

This course gives a brief introduction to the essential, basic activities of Microsoft Word 2013. Emphasis is placed on shortcuts and quick methods to master the essentials of Word. It is intended to allow the student to perform basic skills for use in an office and move toward a higher-level course.

Supplies: Please bring a flash drive to class each session.

PRE-REQUISITE: Students must have completed Computer Literacy for Absolute Beginners or have the following knowledge: basic computer functions, an e-mail address, and knowledge of browsing the Internet.


Microsoft Word 2013 Intermediate

This course will allow you to delve deeper into Microsoft Word. Emphasis will be placed on higher-level functions of the program, as well as mastery of the essentials. This course is intended for the student who has taken Microsoft Word 2013 Basics and desires to build onto their skills.

Supplies: Please bring a flash drive to class each session.


Networking (Introduction)

Introduction to Networking explains computer networking basics in terms that you can easily understand using concepts common to everyday, non-computing experience. A brief introduction to networking history provides context explaining how networks have become so important to businesses and individuals. The course emphasizes networking fundamentals, which explains the software and hardware that makes networking possible. The course stresses understanding how and why networks work rather than focusing on memorization of terms or numbers. Upon completion of the course, you will be capable of performing basic computer networking tasks such as DSL connectivity or configuring connections to an Internet Service Provider (ISR). This course will give you the foundation you need to begin training for CCNA Certification or employment in a computer networking career.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE


A+ Certification: Hardware (Basic) – Online – (First Course in the Series)

Time to roll up those sleeves and dive inside the personal computer! The basic CompTIA A+ certification preparation course teaches you about the hardware common to virtually every personal computer, including microprocessors, RAM, power supplies, motherboards, BIOS, CMOS, the expansion bus, and input/output devices. You’ll learn how things work, how to configure everything, and how to troubleshoot in real world environments. This course gives you the knowledge upon which you’ll base the rest of your CompTIA A+ certification studies for the 220-901 and 220-902 exams. Plus, this course helps you take the first step to becoming an excellent PC technician. So what are you waiting for?

REQUIREMENTS: a PC that you can take apart and put back together again. This can be anything from an ancient Intel 286 to a newer 486 or beyond. Because of the dangers of electro-static discharge (to the machine, not the student), we do not require you to tear apart your own primary computer.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Computer Technician – Online

This course is specifically designed to prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. Students learn about hardware, operating systems, networking, security, and troubleshooting as well as more specialized topics such as mobile devices, laptops, and printers. In addition to one-on-one support form experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after course completion, students receive two quick-reference exam study guides, a computer repair tool kit, a power supply tester, and a USB drive. Upon successful completion of the course modules and passing of the final exams, students will be provided with two CompTIA A+ certification exam vouchers.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


No matter your place in the world, food is used as one of the most popular forms of entertainment. The Community Services Department offers an assortment of creative cooking classes for you no matter your interest or skill set. Whether you are interested in learning more about how to prepare delicious foods in the formal or everyday setting, or you simply would like to know how to bake, we have a class for almost everything! All cooking classes will require students to bring some items to class; however, these costs will be kept as low as possible. With questions regarding supplies, please call 910-678-8243.


All About Pies!

Pies are all the rage! From a chicken pot-pie meal to a cheery cheese pie dessert, sometimes a slice of scrumptious pies is all you need! During this class the baker will cover classic and cookie crust pies, while also providing instruction on fruit, nut, and cream pie fillings! We will explore pie crusts and sweet and savory derivations! Crumb, decorative, and meringue toppings will also be covered just to name a few. Let’s have a pie party!


Appetizing Delights

Who doesn’t love a tasty appetizer to serve guests that will compliment a delicious dinner? The appetizer often sets the mood for the entire meal and can prepare your taste buds for the next dish. Join us as you are guided in preparing a variety of appetizers perfect for any meal.


Cake Decorating: Quick & Easy

Learn just how much fun cake decorating can be in this short, introductory course that will cover all the basics. have you ever looked at the myriad of supplies available in a cake-decorating department and wondered what you really need to buy or if you would be skillful at the craft? Among the numerous things you will learn are easy techniques, coloring icing, filling and using piping bags, and of course, lots of beautiful shapes to pipe onto your cake — stars, shells, dots, lines, rosettes, and some basic borders. At the conclusion of this class, it will be easy for you to decorate birthday cakes and dramatic desserts.

Supplies: Bring one baked, un-iced sheet or round cake to the first class. Other supplies will be discussed on the first night of class.


Easy, Healthy, Delicious!

With today’s busy schedules, we never have the time to put together the dinners we wish we cold. Let Chef Jefferies show you how to organize and plan to create beautiful, healthy meals in the time you didn’t think you had! He will show you how to plan and prep so that your healthy, delicious meals will be on the table in no time!


Homemade Biscuits

Who doesn’t love hot, homemade biscuits? We all do, but for those of us focusing on having a healthier diet, researching tasty substitutions is a must! During this workshop we will discuss gluten development, mixing methods, and makeup methods for healthy biscuit production. We will prepare, bake, and taste, not only southern style biscuits, but sweet and savory options as well! Join us for this delicious workshop on healthy homemade biscuits!


Sauces, Dressings, and Marinades

A drizzle of this… a dip of that! Sauces are a must in today’s American eating! In this course we will explore sauces, salad dressings, and marinades made from scratch. From savory to sweet, a wide variety of tastes and recipes will be introduced that fit any recipe or preference. Join the chef to learn about vinaigrettes, BBQ sauces, and lots of other delicious sauces!


Southern Desserts

From pound cake to peach cobbler, Southern desserts are some of the most adored in the United States. This course is an interactive class that will allow you to be involved with the preparation of Southern-style desserts. During the class you will prepare and enjoy tasting classic Southern desserts that have been part of the food culture in the South for centuries!


Summer Salads ‘N Such

Expect a salad adventure in this class! Each week we will prepare salads that are low in carbohydrates while using ingredients from recipes used all around the world including France, India, and Thailand. Come be a part of learning how to create masterpieces using fresh ingredients!


Wine Appreciation

During this class, your instructor will guide you through the complex world of wine, making it easy and fun, to include an overview of the main wine regions, grape varietals, and wine-making techniques. You will also learn how to order wine in a restaurant and purchase, store, and serve wine properly. While learning of the methods of evaluating different wines, you will also enjoy tasting a variety of wines that will be accompanied with a cheese and fruit plate. This class is excellent for individuals of all wine knowledge levels, from those just venturing into the world of wine to the connoisseur and restaurant industry professional. Join us for a delightful evening of wine tasting and education!

NOTE: You must be 21 ears or older to participate and proof of age will be required. This class will be held at THE WINE CAFE’s downtown location on 108 Hay Street.


Art of Basket Weaving

Baskets have been created for thousands of years in all parts of the world and out of every sort of material. Today, basket makers are keeping a wonderful tradition alive as well as creating new techniques! In this course, you will learn about many different types of designs, materials, and techniques. You may choose to create several small baskets or one large basket and be as traditional or adventurous as you want to be!

Supplies: Your instructor will give you a supply list the first night class.


Basket Weaving Workshop

This short class will give you the opportunity to catch up on all those projects that you have sitting in your house unfinished. This class will give you a chance to work with Donna to complete your unfinished baskets. Join us and finish up your masterpieces!


Stained Glass I

Join us as we work with beginning crafters to create projects that will highlight the beauty of stained glass art. Our expert instructor will educate you on many aspects of stained glass and give you a new perspective into this ancient art form. Progress will be made at an individual pace.

Supplies: Supplies will be discussed the first night of class. With questions, call 910-678-8243.


Stained Glass I & II

Join us as we work with beginners and more experienced crafters to create projects that will highlight the beauty of stained glass art. Stained glass is an ancient art using colorful glass to make unique creations. Working with the brilliance of refracted light, you will develop a better understanding of design as it relates to glass, as well as sensitivity to color. Progress will be made at an individual pace.

Supplies: Please ask for a supply list at the time of registration.


Students who register on campus must be prepared to pay the insurance fee at the time of registration. Please check course descriptions for insurance requirements.


Basic Anatomy & Physiology – Hybrid

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. In addition to the basic study of the body systems, students will be introduced to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. Students will be required to attend first night of class for orientation.

This course is required for completion of the the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic Initial. For more information, please call 910-678-8251 or email us at emsconed@faytechcc.edu.


CPR – Healthcare Provider

This five-hour class is recommended for anyone who works in a healthcare setting (RNs, EMTs, CNAs, etc.)

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.

For registration information, please call 910-678-8386.


Emergency Medical Technician Initial

This course provides training in the first phase of the EMT career structure. This class exceeds National Registry standards for EMT certification. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the NC State or National Registry Certification Exam.

NOTE: A liability and accident insurance fee of $14.00 is due on the day of registration. For more information, please call 910-678-8251 or email us at emsconed@faytechcc.edu.

PRE-REQUISITE: High School credentials


Paramedic Initial (A)

This course is offered after the completion of the Basic Emergency Medical Technician certification. The course training will consist of the use of advanced airway devices, intravenous lines, pharmacology, cardiovascular systems, and principles of electrocardiography, dysrhythmia recognition, defibrillation/packing, communication skills, and a review of basic and advanced life support.

REQUIREMENTS: PRE-REGISTRATION, CURRENT EMT-BASIC CERTIFICATION, AND HRD ASSESSMENT TESTING COMPLETED PRIOR ENTRY INTO THE CLASS. STUDENT MUST TAKE PART A (LECTURE) AND PART B (LAB/CLINICAL) AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE BOTH TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTRY CERTIFICATION EXAM.

NOTE: This course meets Tuesday and Wednesday with an online component that requires students to complete a minimum of five hours each week online through Blackboard assignments. For more information, please call 910-678-8251 or email us at emsconed@faytechcc.edu.

PRE-REQUISITE: Current EMT certification

CO-REQUISITE: Paramedic Initial (B), Basic Anatomy & Physiology


Paramedic Initial (B)

This course is offered after the completion of the Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certification. The course training will consist of the use of advanced airway devices, intravenous lines, pharmacology, cardiovascular system, and principles of electrocardiography, dysrhythmia recognition, defibrillation/pacing, communication skills and a review of basic and advanced life support.

REQUIREMENTS: PRE-REGISTRATION, CURRENT EMT-BASIC CERTIFICATION, AND HRD ASSESSMENT TESTING COMPLETED PRIOR ENTRY INTO THE CLASS. STUDENT MUST TAKE PART A (LECTURE) AND PART B (LAB/CLINICAL) AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE BOTH TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTRY CERTIFICATION EXAM.

NOTE: This course meets Tuesday and Wednesday with an online component that requires students to complete a minimum of five hours each week online through Blackboard assignments. For more information, please call 910-678-8251 or email us at emsconed@faytechcc.edu.

PRE-REQUISITE: Current EMT certification

CO-REQUISITE: Paramedic Initial (A), Basic Anatomy & Physiology


Estate Planning

Estate planning is a subject no one likes to think about, but one the requires thoughtful consideration. If you fail to plan for the settlement of your estate, the state subjects your assets to probate, a potentially time-consuming, expensive, and public procedure that could make an already difficult time impossible for your heirs. Fortunately, good estate planning can help out during your lifetime and help your family later. Join us! Topics will include wills, gifts, and joint ownership.


Introduction to Investing Seminar

Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you will need to do in life. You just need a few basic tools, form a plan, and be ready to stick to it. Join us and get these vital tools to secure your ongoing financial success!


Managing Your Income in Retirement

Retirement comes more quickly that you expect. Come learn tips and tricks to managing what you have worked your whole life to save in retirement. This is an important topic that people of all ages will benefit from learning about.


Mutual Fund Investing

Some of the fastest growing investment vehicles are mutual funds. This course will help you understand how mutual funds work and how they can be used to meet almost any investment goal. While geared to the beginner, this course can be helpful for those already using mutual funds.


Roth IRA

A Roth IRA is an individual retirement plan that bears many similarities to the original IRA except that it is not tax deductible. It is important that people understand the details of a retirement investment so they may reap the most benefits. In this course, the instructor will explain the best retirement investment method that is appropriate for each individual and explain the benefits and risks involved with a Roth IRA.


Social Security Seminar

Social Security is an important part of retirement planning. In this seminar, you will learn about the benefits and programs available from the Social Security Administration. Emphasis will be placed on students understanding the Social Security Administration website, how to retire comfortably with their social security benefits, and how to determine whether they are able to retire with social security or if they need extra support.


Stock Market Basics

This short class will give you the basic information you need to understand the stock market. You will be able to make informed decisions about investing in the market with the help of your knowledgeable instructor!


Wills & Trusts

Have you been thinking about getting started on your will? Not sure how to start a trust fund for your loved ones? Come to this class and learn all about these two important topics. Join us, and our instructor will walk you through the processes for setting up wills and trusts.


Composting

Composting is the natural process of decomposition and recycling of organic material into a humus-rich soil amendment. The reasons we should compost include keeping yard waste out of our landfills, promoting healthy soil, improving drainage, and increasing the water holding capacity of our soil. The right combination of browns (dry leaves, straw, woody material) and greens (grass clippings, vegetable scraps from the kitchen, manures) will assist the process. We will also discuss vermicular (composting with worms) as an alternative process for recycling vegetative scraps. Come join George as you learn about this popular technique!


Container Gardening

Containers in the urban landscape can give small spaces instant impact and large spaces definition. The uses of containers are endless with a little imagination. In this course, your instructor will cover plant combinations, container selection, set up techniques, proper site placement, and how to keep your containers looking picture perfect.


Floral Arranging (Beginner)

This beginning level course will include lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice in the participation and elements of floral design. You will be taught designs for special occasions or locations, as well as many tips and tricks the professionals use to create beautiful arrangements.

Supplies: Supplies will be discussed on the first night of class. With questions, please call 910-678-8243.


Flowers for Weddings

The flowers are often the center piece of a wedding – bringing all the decorating together. This course is designed to cover all aspects of wedding flowers from basic boutonnieres and corsages to the bridal bouquet. We will also be discussing techniques associate with these items that are included in your special day! Join us and learn the many ways flowers can enhance any event!

Supplies: Please ask for a supply list on the first day of class. With questions, please call 910-678-8243.

NOTE: This class is designed for intermediate-level students.


Gardening in the Sandhills

Join George and learn what makes your region so special! Learning the characteristics of our region’s soil will make all the difference in our gardening success! Join us and learn what grows best, where and when to plant, and many other secrets to gardening in the Sandhills!


Grow What You Eat

Every wonder what you’re eating when you buy your vegetables, fruits, and herbs at the super market? Why not try growing your own? It’s not complicated, and you can have a lot of fun doing it. In this course, you will learn how to grow fresh vegetables and understand what fertilization to use and the chemicals to keep away form your garden. Come learn how to grow what you eat and save money at the same time!


Herb Gardening

Fresh herbs are increasingly used in the preparation of food but also as an aromatic and wonderful way to add color to landscapes and container gardens. See how easy it is to start growing your own herb garden. Emphasis will be on choosing soil, fertilizer, location for the plants, and use of herbs once harvested.


Introduction to Horticulture

FTCC and the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens are proud to offer this course for you to discover North Carolina horticulture. If you would like to learn more about landscaping, pruning, planting, and NC indigenous trees and flowers, then this is the class for you! Join Robin as she introduces you to the world of horticulture through information-rich lessons and a nature walk through the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens!


Lawns

Your lawn is an important part of your curb appeal. Join us and let George inform you of the best ways to keep your lawn in its most beautiful condition. Discussions will include the different requirements for your lawn as the seasons change.


Organic Gardening

Come learn from George the best ways to grow organic vegetables in your own backyard! Eating organic foods bought in a store is very expensive. In this class you will learn how to grow your own organic produce for a lot less!


Vegetable Gardening in the Sandhills

Vegetables can be finicky, and George knows all the tricks. Join George and learn what makes your region so special! Learning the characteristics of our region’s soil will make all the difference in your gardening success! Join us and learn what grows best, where and when to plant, and many other secrets to gardening in the Sandhills.


Spanish (Beginner)

Spanish is the 2nd most used language in the United States and in today’s society it is recognized as an additional skill when qualifying for promotions or a new career. In this course you will study grammar, conversation, and a touch of culture. This course is designed for those who have Spanish-speaking customers and employees, those who anticipate doing business with Spanish speakers, or those traveling to Latin America or Spain. If your workplace would benefit from your ability to speak and understand Spanish, then it will be to your advantage to enroll in this course. By registering for the longer Spanish Beginner course, your instructor will expand on the topics listed above.


Spanish (Intermediate)

This is a continuation of beginner Spanish with emphasis placed on grammar and conversation. If you have taken beginning Spanish or have some background in the Spanish language, you should be comfortable with the content and pace of this class. Emphasis will be on building conversational skills to increase your ability to speak with Hispanic employees, co-workers, and friends.

PRE-REQUISITE: Completion of the Spanish (Beginner) course or equivalent experience.


Speed Spanish I

Imagine yourself speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You’ll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you’ll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE


North Carolina Conceal Carry Handgun Training

The purpose of this course is to explain to the student the aspects of the North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Law as it applies to the rights of the citizen to carry a concealed handgun and to teach and apply the fundamentals of safety and basic marksmanship fundamentals. Individual equipment: You will need your identification (driver’s license/ID card), pen or pencil, pistol with 2 magazines, 150 rounds of ammo, and holster (no cross draw or shoulder holsters allowed due to safety concerns). Please bring a belt for your holster, magazine pouch, rain or inclement weather gear, eye and ear protection (clear or shaded lens are recommended), water/snacks (we’ll take an hour lunch break around noon), hat, sun screen (non-greasy or water resistant recommended). We recommend you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, and along sleeve shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty.

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.

NOTE: Course textbook is included in the registration fee


Students who register on campus must be prepared to pay the insurance fee at the time of registration. Please check course descriptions for insurance requirements.


Become a Physical Therapy Aide

Prepare for a rewarding career as a valued member of the physical therapy (PT) team while learning all about the human body, specific disorders, and the way physical therapists (PTs) treat these disorders. We’ll begin by exploring the history pf physical therapy and the relationships between physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy aides. You’ll receive training on how to communicate effectively with other health care professionals and patients. You’ll come to understand medical terminology and anatomy and physiology used in the field of physical therapy, the medical documentation that physical therapists use, and the principles of ethics and law that affect the PT aide. Along with infection control, you’ll also learn proper body mechanics and how to safely move patients. We’ll also cover how to help patients walk with assistive devices like walkers, crutches, and canes. Furthermore, you’ll learn when PT’s use physical agents like heat, cold, ultrasound, and electricity. By the time you finish this eight-week course, you’ll have gained valuable knowledge and be well on your way to becoming an important member of the physical therapy team!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Become an Optical Assistant

If you think you’d like to become an optical assistant, this is the course for you! We’ll take a comprehensive look into the diverse world of optical assisting, and you’ll see why optometry is such an interesting field and how rewarding it can be to help people solve their vision problems. We’ll cover optical assisting in private practice, healthcare clinics, the military, teaching facilities, and in retail sales. You’ll discover the personal and professional skills needed to work in a front and back office and in an optical dispensary and lab. You’ll become familiar with all the things optical assistants must know about frames, styles, lenses, contact lenses, and working with people. you’ll also discover how our amazing eyes work and come to understand some common eye conditions. In addition, we’ll delve into specialty areas that optical assistants can work in such as refractive surgery centers, low vision clinics, and vision training practices. And finally, we’ll cover how to become certified and licensed, which will open up even more opportunities for you!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Cardiovascular Monitor/Technician – Hybrid

This course is designed and approved to prepare the student to become a certified EKG (ECG) and Technician/Monitor. The course will cover the anatomy and physiology of the heart, principles of EKG, dysrhythmia recognition of sinus, junctional/atrial rhythms, heart blocks and bundle branches and ventricular ectopy rhythms. Skills will include operating EKG equipment, running and mounting strips as well as reading and interpreting 22 types of cardiac lead tracings produced from 12 and five lead monitors and to understand the basics of capnography as it relates to heart function.

Students are required to complete online assignments as well as attend class once a week. For more information, please call 910-486-3923 or email us at healthprograms@faytechcc.edu.


Certified Nursing Assistant I

The purpose of a Nursing Assistant is to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. During this program, emphasis will be placed on the process of aging including mental, social, and physical needs of the elderly, patient rights, nutrition management, diseases/disorders, and human body structure and function, etc. The course includes class, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. Students must be able to read and communicate in English effectively. This course requires the student to comply with FTCC Immunization policy. Please note that some clinical facilities also require a criminal background check prior to attending clinical rotation. If a student cannot me the criminal background check requirements, he or she will not be able to complete the program and will be dismissed from the program without a refund.

Insurance Fee: $14.00 required

For a list of requirements and information, please call 910-486-3923 or email us at healthprograms@faytechcc.edu.

Pre-Registration is required. Registration Fee: $180.

PRE-REQUISITES: Photocopies of the following are required the first day of class: Social Security Card, picture ID, high school credentials, and CPR card (must be the American Heart Association’s Healthcare Provider CPR and cannot expire during class dates.)


Certified Nursing Assistant II

The Nursing Assistant II course prepares graduates to perform more complex skills for patients or residents regardless of the setting. The course includes class, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completes of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II with the North Carolina Board of Nursing Nurse Aide Registry. In all employment settings, the listed Nursing Assistant II will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel. The course requires the student to comply with FTCC Immunization policy. Please note that some clinical facilities require a criminal background check prior to attending clinical rotation. If a student cannot meet the criminal background check requirements, he or she will not be able to complete the program and will be dismissed form the course without a refund.

Insurance Fee: $14.00

For a list of requirements and information, please call 910-486-3923 or email us at healthprograms@faytechcc.edu.

Pre-Registration is required in the Neill Currie Building, Room 9.

Textbook Requirement: Custom ACP Nurse Aide II, 2nd Edition

Photocopies of the following are required the first day of class: Social Security Card, picture ID, high school credentials, and CPR card (must be the American Heart Association’s Healthcare Provider CPR and cannot expire during class dates), current listing on North Carolina Registry as a Nursing Assistant I (cannot expire during class dates), and successful completion of a formal CNA I program.


Certified Personal Trainer – Hybrid

Begin an exciting career in health and fitness and learn the fundamentals of the personal training profession. This course will prepare students for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification exam. Students will learn the basic principles of training including Fundamentals of Human Movement Science, Assessments, Training Concepts and Program Design, Nutrition and Supplementation, Client Interaction, and Professional Development.

NOTE: Six hours of CPR training are included in this class.

Textbook Requirement: NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness, 4th Edition.


Coding Bootcamp, Part I

Whether the student is new to medical coding or transitioning from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS, this course helps prepare the student to code accurately and effectively using the ICD-10-CM/PCS code set with a complete understanding of relevant medical terminology and anatomy. The course will help the student by making unfamiliar medical language more approachable, and carefully sequenced medical terminology lessons help the student to understand the vastly increased anatomy necessary for accurate coding, including the locations of hundreds of arteries, muscles, nerves, and other anatomy. Students are responsible for the cost of the textbooks.


Electronic Health Records Office Professional – Online

Train for a new career as an Electronic Health Records Office Professional! In this career, individuals play an integral role in the daily operations of physician’s offices and hospitals. Throughout this course, students will learn Microsoft Office basics, healthcare documentation and reimbursement, practice finances, and standard office procedures. In addition, students will be focusing heavily on a vital component of the medical field – electronic health records. Students will complete interactive course modules that include over 20 hours of training on the industry-standard ezEMRx EHR software. Upon successful completion of the Electronic Health Records Office Professional course, students will be prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certification exams through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Additionally, upon successful completion of the Electronic Health Records Office Professional course, the CEHRS exam voucher will be provided to the student.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


FTCC Online Medical Administrative Assistant

As the healthcare industry continues to change rapidly, the demand is increasing for support staff! Employers are looking for independent and trainable individuals who are dedicated to detail-oriented job duties and top-notch customer service! This course will provide individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully assist patients with the administrative components of medical-related appointments and treatments. From patient scheduling to practice finances and recordkeeping, this course will prepare individuals to be a dynamic member of the medical office environment.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Textbook/Course Materials: Please call 910-678-8446 for more information.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


FTCC Online Medical Billing

Are you ready to gain new skills that will lead to new job opportunities? All hospitals and physicians’ offices depend on support staff whose primary responsibilities are to file claims for healthcare reimbursement from insurance companies and third-party payers. This course will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills required to successfully complete all documentation for reimbursement of medical services rendered by healthcare professionals. This course will also train individuals in patient billing and collection, which addresses healthcare services not covered by insurance companies and third-party payers. Come learn the essentials of medical billing and be prepared to enter the workforce in an exciting time in the healthcare industry!

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of a medical coding program and/or professional coding experience.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


FTCC Online Medical ICD-10 Coding, Part I

This course is the first course in a two-part, instructor-led program that prepares students to work as medical coders in a physician’s office or hospital setting. Medical coders utilize medical records and patient charts to find diagnostic and procedural information that can be put into numerical codes and used by insurance companies and third-party payers for payment. This specific course provides an introduction to the medical coding industry and explores topics such as medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical records, medical ethics, ICD-10 coding, and more! Topics covered in this course provide foundational knowledge used in the everyday job duties of medical coding professionals. Throughout the course, student swill have a structured, online learning environment and access to an instructor who is certified through AAPC and currently works in the field of medical coding.

NOTE: The course textbook will be an e-book accessed through FTCC’s library.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


FTCC Online Medical ICD-10 Coding, Part II

Complete the two-part, instructor-led ICD-10 medical coding program! This course will prepare students for real-world, professional coding duties in a physician’s office or hospital setting. Topics covered in this course include: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS code sets. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and/or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams through AHIMA and or AAPC respectively. Throughout the course, students will have an structured, online learning environment and access to an instructor who is a certified coder and currently works in the field of medical coding.

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of the FTCC Online Medical ICD-10 Coding Part I course.

Textbook Requirement: Students will be required to purchase Carol Buck’s Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2017 ed. Students will be required to have the textbook on the start date of the course. The following textbooks will be provided in e-book format: ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS, AMA-HCPCS Level II Code Book and AMA CPT Code Book.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.


FTCC Online Working in the Pharmacy

The Working in the Pharmacy – Online training program is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to aid in the successful daily operations of a pharmacy. Course modules will emphasize pharmacy job roles and responsibilities, keyboarding accuracy and skills, knowledge of pharmacy computer hardware and software, communication skills, customer service techniques, payment processing, familiarity with various forms of insurance plans, producing audit logs, the differences in policies and procedures of institutional and retail pharmacy settings, and pharmacy law, regulations, and standards. Students will also become familiar with pharmacology, prescriptions, pharmaceutical calculations, and non-sterile compounding. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to seek certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE COURSE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


Fundamental Skills for Substance Abuse Counselors, Part I

This course is designed to introduce you to the filed of chemical dependency with an overview of the counseling concepts and processes involved. Studies will include a historical perspective, the addictive process, classifications and effects of drugs, an in-depth view of the state certification process of becoming a certified Substance Abuse Counselor for North Carolina, and substance abuse prevention strategies.

Textbook Requirement: Chemical Dependency Counseling (A Practical Guide), 5th Edition.


Fundamental Skills for Substance Abuse Counselors, Part II

This course builds on the skills developed in Part I and includes fundamental counseling skills and relapse prevention.

Textbook Requirement: Chemical Dependency Counseling (A Practical Guide), 5th Edition.

Pre-Requisite: Fundamental Skills for Substance Abuse Counselors, Part I.


Health Information Technology, Part I

Train for a new career in a medical office! This course is the first course in the Health Information Technology program, which prepares students to manage the front office administration and basic computer support responsibilities of today’s healthcare office. In this course, students will focus primarily on medical administrative assistant duties and electronic health records. Upon completion of the Health Information Technology Parts I and II courses, students will be prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS), and CompTIA A+ certification exams through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Additionally, upon successful completion of the Health Information Technology Parts I and II courses, the CEHRS and CompTIA A+ certification exam vouchers will be provided to the student.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


health Information Technology, Part II

Complete the Health Information Technology program! This course is the second course in the Health Information Technology program, which prepares students to manage the front office administration and basic computer support responsibilities of today’s healthcare office. In this specific course, students will focus on technology topics that affect medical offices such as hardware, operating systems, networking, security, and troubleshooting as well as more specialized topics such as mobile devices, laptops, and printers. Students will be provided with a computer repair kit, and flash drive. These materials will be shipped to the student several weeks into the course. Upon completion of the Health Information Technology Parts I and II courses, students will be prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS), and CompTIA A+ certification exams through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Additionally, upon successful completion of the Health Information Technology Parts I and II courses, the CEHRS and CompTIA A+ certification exam vouchers will be provided to the student.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.


How to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor

This seminar is designed to introduce you to the field of substance abuse counseling with an overview of the counseling concepts and processes involved. You will learn about the state certification process of becoming a certified Substance Abuse Counselor for North Carolina.


Human Anatomy and Physiology

This course begins with an explanation of the nature of matter and a review of the principles of chemistry that are important to human physiology. We’ll place an emphasis on the organization of the human body and the differences between nonliving matter and living organisms. We’ll also cover cell anatomy and physiology because all life processes are ultimately carried out at the cellular level. You’ll also learn principles of genetics and gain an understanding of how traits are passed from one generation to the next. After we’ve established this foundation, we’ll survey the anatomy and physiology of each of our 11 organ systems. We’ll also discuss functions of the different organ systems that you’ll probably find surprising. In addition, each lesson includes information about specific disorders that sometimes happen to our bodies, and we’ll also talk about some recent advances in medicine. By the end of this course, you’ll have a greater appreciation and understanding of the marvelous complexity of the human body!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


ICD-10 Fast Track for Professional Coders – Online

The ICD-10 Fast Track for Professional Coders course prepares medical coders to use the new ICD-10 code set, which all healthcare facilities and physicians’ offices began using October 1, 2015. The course assumes students are already familiar with the principles of medical coding as well as medical terminology, pharmacology, and basic anatomy and pathophysiology. Students will learn ICD-10 specific advanced anatomy/physiology as well as advanced pathophysiology and ICD-10 coding with guided, hands-on exercises that allow students to gain real-world experience with the new ICD-10 code set. In this course, students will receive the AHA Code Set Training handbook, AMA ICD-10-CM codebook, and the AMA ICD-10-PCS codebook.

PRE-REQUISITES: Completion of a coding program and/or current employment in the field of medical coding is required.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


Medical Billing (Intermediate) – Online

Learn at home at the convenience of your computer! The Online Medical Billing (Intermediate) program helps the student gain the knowledge and skills necessary to follow claims all the way through payment and prepares the student to work with industry specific forms such as CMS-1500 and UB-40. The program’s curriculum was developed by industry professionals with years of experience. The Online Medical Billing (Intermediate) program will teach the student computer fundamentals, healthcare structure and organization, and documentation and confidentiality. The student will also learn medical coding basics as well as healthcare reimbursement, ICD-10 and X12 5010 fundamentals, and patient billing and collection. This course is 16 weeks in length. Students must have Internet access and an e-mail account.

PRE-REQUISITE: It is recommended that students take a coding course or have prior coding experience before taking the Online Medical Billing (Intermediate) course.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


Medical Coding Certification Exam Preparation

Are you ready for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam through AAPC? If you are nervous about specific coding concepts or need a refresher, come join Deborah Hammond as she rigorously prepares individuals for the CPC certification exam! This course will provide individuals with an intensive curriculum that reviews medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS codes! In an effort to increase individuals’ levels of comfort with the CPC certification exam, individuals will also be provided with testing tips and strategies and complete practice exams before the conclusion of the course.

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of a medical coding program and/or professional coding experience.

Textbook Requirement: ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, Vol 1-3, 2017 Ed., ICD-10-PCS Procedure Coding System, 2017 Ed. AMA-CPT Codebook, 2017 Ed. (Standard or Professional Editions ONLY), AMA-HCPCS Level II Code Book, 2017 Ed.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach

This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are dived by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage will be provided for each root term, and word associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Medical Transcription Editor, Part I – Online

Learn from home at the convenience of your computer! This 16-week course is the first in a two-part program designed to teach the student to transfer audio-recorded dictation into hard copy medical documents. The student will also gain the knowledge and skills of speech recognition editing which will help them produce medical documents that are used by physicians, medical personnel, and courts of law on a daily basis. The course provides basic skills in keyboarding, grammar, medical terminology, anatomy, and transcription.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


Medical Transcription Editor, Part II – Online

Complete the medical transcription editor program! The second part of this program is a 16-week course designed to teach the student to transfer audio-record dictation into hard copy medical documents. The student will also gain the knowledge and skills of speech recognition editing which will help them to review medical documents that are used by physicians, medical personnel, and courts of law on a daily basis. This course provides basic skills in transcription, editing theory, editing technique, and editing transcription reports.

Ask us about career services for students who successfully complete the online Medical Transcription Editor Part II course.

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of Online Medical Transcription Editor, Part I.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.


Phlebotomy

The job of a phlebotomist includes maintenance of equipment used in obtaining blood specimens, the use of appropriate communication skills when working with patients, the selection of venipuncture sites, the care of blood specimens, the entry of the testing process into the computer, as well as clerical duties associate with record keeping of the blood tests. This course prepares the student to draw blood specimens from patients for the purpose of testing and analyzing blood with additional emphasis placed on the theory and clinical experience in performing blood collections. Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be prepared to take the National Phlebotomy Certification Examination. The course requires the student to comply with FTCC’s Immunization policy. Please note that some clinical facilities also require a criminal background check prior to attending clinical rotation. If a student cannot meet the criminal background check requirements, he or she will not be able to complete the program and will be dismissed from the course without a refund.

Insurance fee of $14.00 is required on the first day of class.

Textbook Requirement: The Phlebotomy Textbook, 3rd Edition.

Photocopies of the following are required: Picture ID, high school credentials, and CPR card (must be the American Heart Association’s Healthcare Provider CPR card and cannot expire during class dates). For more information, please call 910-486-3923 or email us a healthprograms@faytechcc.edu.

Pre-Registration is required.


Phlebotomy (Hybrid)

The job of a phlebotomist includes maintenance of equipment used in obtaining blood specimens, the use of appropriate communication skills when working with patients, the selection of venipuncture sites, the care of blood specimens, the entry of the testing process into the computer, as well as clerical duties associated with record keeping of the blood tests. This course prepares the student to draw blood specimens from patients for the purpose of testing and analyzing blood with additional emphasis placed on the theory and clinical experience in performing blood collections. Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be prepared to take the National Phlebotomy Certification Examination. The course requires the student to comply with FTCC’s Immunization policy. Please note that some clinical facilities also require a criminal background check prior to attending clinical rotation. If a student cannot meet the criminal background check requirements, he or she will not be able to complete the program and will be dismissed from the course without a refund.

Students are required to complete online assignments as well as attend class once a week.

Insurance fee of $14.00 is required on the first day of class.

Textbook Requirement: The Phlebotomy Textbook, 3rd Edition.

Photocopies of the following are required: Picture ID, high school credentials, and CPR card (must be the American Heart Association’s Healthcare Provider CPR card and cannot expire during class dates). For more information, please call 910-486-3923 or email us a healthprograms@faytechcc.edu.

Pre-Registration is required.


Physiology, Anatomy, and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Continue your training to become a certified substance abuse counselor or gain additional information to those already employed as substance abuse counselors by taking this course. Instruction will include the varied roles drugs play in contemporary society including the historical context of drug use, misuse, and addition, an overview of cell permeability and human neuronal physiology, how the human brain’s reward system functions, and the pharmacology of the classes of psychoactive substances and tolerance, withdrawal, and protocol for detoxification from each.

Textbook Requirement: Uppers, Downers, All Arounders: Physical and Mental Effects of Psychoactive Drugs, 8th Edition.


Professional Medical Coding & Billing, Part I – Online

This sixteen-week course is the first course in a two-part, AHIMA-approved program that prepares students for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams. Medical coding is the process of assigning formal, standardized codes to diagnoses and procedures performed or identified by physicians. Medical coders utilize medical records and patient charts to find diagnostic and procedural information that ca be put into numerical codes and used by insurance companies and third party payers for payment. The Professional Medical Coding & Billing, Part I course helps students learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, healthcare information management, healthcare delivery systems, reimbursement methodologies, and ICD-10 coding. Topics explored in this course are important as they prepare students for learning the remaining elements of ICD-10 coding, which will be covered in the Online Professional Medical Coding & Billing Part II course. Reference books and instructional and technical support are included in this course, which is instructed by Career Step. This course is online, and a student should plan to devote 25 to 30 hours per week to the course work.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS STARTS.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


Professional Medical Coding & Billing, Part II – Online

Complete the medical coding and billing program! The second part of this AHIMA-approved program is a sixteen week course that helps students learn CPT and HCPCS coding, advanced biomedical sciences, advanced ICD-10 coding and advanced ICD-10-PCS coding. Students also practice their coding skills in extensive practical modules to gain valuable hands-on experience before taking te final exams. By the end of the course, students will be prepared to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examinations through AHIMA and AAPC respectively. Reference books and instructional and technical support are included in this course which is instructed by Career Step. This course is online, nd a student should paln to devote 25 to 30 hours per fecck to the course work.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 pm ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.


Registered Medical Assistant I

The RMA program is a two-part course for students interested in becoming multi-skilled back office medical assistants.

Insurance Fee: $14.00 required

Textbook Requirement: Delmar’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 5th Edition.

For further information, please call 910-486-3923 or email us at healthprograms@faytechcc.edu.

Pre-Registration is required.

Photocopies of the following are required: Picture ID and high school credentials.


Registered Medical Assistant I (Hybrid)

The RMA program is a two-part course for students interested in becoming multi-skilled back office medical assistants.

Students are required to complete online assignments as well as attend class twice a week.

Insurance Fee: $14.00 required

Textbook Requirement: Delmar’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 5th Edition.

For further information, please call 910-486-3923 or email us at healthprograms@faytechcc.edu.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED in the Neill Currie Building, Room 8

Photocopies of the following are required: Picture ID and high school credentials.


Registered Medical Assistant II

The RMA program is a two-part course for students interested in becoming multi-skilled back office medical assistants.

Insurance Fee: $14.00 required

Textbook Requirement: Delmar’s Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 5th Edition. For further information, please call 910-486-3923 or email us at healthprograms@faytechcc.edu.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED in the Neill Currie Building, Room 9

PRE-REQUISITES: Picture ID and high school credentials.


Substance Abuse Counselors’ State Board Exam Preparation

This course is a continuation of the Fundamental Skills for Substance Abuse Counselors series and is designed for the advanced substance abuse student who has successfully completed parts I and II and intends to sit for the NC State Boards exam. Discussions will include the application of substance abuse counseling in business, industry, and in various professions. Students will receive test prep tips for passing the State Boards Exam.

Textbook Requirements: Chemical Dependency Counseling (A Practical Guide), 5th Edition.


Working in the Pharmacy – Online

The Working in the Pharmacy – Online training program is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to aid in the successful daily operations of a pharmacy. Course modules will emphasize pharmacy job roles and responsibilities, keyboarding accuracy and skills, knowledge of pharmacy computer hardware and software, communication skills, customer service techniques, payment processing, familiarity with various forms of insurance plans, producing audit logs, the differences in policies and procedures of institutional and retail pharmacy settings, and pharmacy law, regulations, and standards. Students will also become familiar with pharmacology, prescriptions, pharmaceutical calculations, and non-sterile compounding. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the certification exam through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students may qualify for a discount in the registration fee. Call 910-678-8446 with questions.


Working in the Pharmacy II – Online

Complete your career training with hands-on experience! This course is designed to teach students to successfully aid in the daily operations of a pharmacy by completing an internship in a retail pharmacy setting. Through practical application of the knowledge and skills acquired in the Working in the Pharmacy – Online course, students will engage in experiential learning with the supervision of a pharmacist. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

PRE-REQUISITE: Successful completion of the Working in the Pharmacy – Online course.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.


Sanitation for Food Service

This course is designed to teach proper food service sanitation practices relating to food storage, food preparation, equipment cleaning, sanitary facilities, and personal hygiene.

**The food service class “Sanitation for Food Service Personnel” sponsored by the Cumberland County Health Department does not mean the requirements for recently adopted North Carolina Food Code. Persons who may wish to attend this class will not be eligible to receive the additional two points toward their sanitaiton evaluation score. This class does meet all the requirements for Day Care Plans and Facilities in Cumberland County.

This is self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply.


ServSafe Food Safety Training

The restaurant and food service industry’s preeminent food safety training, the ServSafe program is recognized and accepted by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety program. It prepares the industry to prevent food-borne illness, reduce liability risks, lower insurance costs, and improve food quality. Effective training means your entire operation will be more efficient, profitable, and have a better understanding of health department inspections.

*ALL Food establishments are required by law to have a certified food protection manager (CFPM) at the food establishment during all hours of operation per section 2-102.12 of the NC Food Code. In order to meet this requirement, an ANSI accredited program must be taken.

Textbook Requirement: ServSafe Course Book with Online Exam Voucher.


The HRD program provides skill assessment services, career exploration, professional interviewing, job application training, and résumé writing for the job seeker and career changer to help them prepare for the changing workforce. Students may qualify for free waivers. Qualified adults are those individuals who are unemployed, under-employed, or are working part-time. For additional information, please call 910-678-8495.


Career Pathways for Social Services Careers

This course is for those interested in working the human services field. This class is taught in two phases. Phase I covers basic keyboarding skills, workplace ethics, communications skills and problem solving strategies as well as learning how to enter client applications. Phase II is hands-on experience using the Department of Health and Human Services NC FAST System. There is a $125 fee for each phase. Call 910-678-8495 to ask about registration, class location, and fee waivers.


Employability Lab with KeyTrain

This course is required for those individuals interested in taking the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) Test bu anyone interested in adding to their employability portfolio which will increase their marketability in this competitive workforce is welcome to attend. Participants will take an assessment on the first day of attendance to determine their readiness for the actual CRC Test. Upon completion of the required lab hours, students will be required to pay a testing fee of $30 prior to being officially registered for the CRC Test.

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE LAB IS NOT REQUIRED. For more information, call HRD at 910-678-8495. Ask about Fee Waiver requirements.


Job Search Basics: Career Pathways Discovery Lab

This open employability lab is for those students who need a slower paced class or more individualized attention and/or need to improve their basic keyboarding skills. Students will have the opportunity to complete interest inventories to discover what jobs match their aptitude, work on their communications skills, the use of critical thinking skills, as well as explore career pathways. Call 910-678-8495 to ask about Fee Waiver requirements.


Job Search Basics: Employment Preparation and Training

This course is designed to assist you in filling out applications properly and writing an effective resume that will highlight your skills and prepare you to become competent in any interview situation. It also covers skills assessment, career exploration, and job search strategies. This course is required to apply for employment at area plants. New classes start weekly but fill up quickly. To register, please call 910-678-8495. Ask about Fee Waiver requirements.


Fundamentals for Forklift Driver

This course is designed for inexperienced operators or operators who haven’t driven for some time. The fundamentals of forklift operation will be covered in detail as well as safety concerns. This course meets the requirements for OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.178(1). Students will gain experience in operating a lift by negotiating an obstacle course, stacking pallets, and performing other tasks.

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS.


GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Wedling) – Tig, Part I

Highly skilled and trained welders are in demand in both the military and civilian sectors. This tig welding course is designed to teach the fundamentals, knowledge, and skills needed for a successful career in welding. This course is performance and safety oriented.


NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

This course provides students with information on electrical standards for safety within the workplace established by the National Fire Protection Association. Emphasis will be placed on wiring and safety regulations as they apply to low and medium voltage equipment as well as Arch Flash and Blast Hazards.

This is a self-supporting class; fee-exempt status does not apply


OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Course

This is a comprehensive course designed to prepare persons responsible for plant safety in the event of an OSHA inspection. This course is recognized by the US Department of Labor and taught by an authorized OSHA Construction Safety Outreach Instructor. It addresses safety management, hazard recognition, inspection process, required safety programs, and areas of general industry most often cited. The course will include inspections, citation and penalties, material handling, electrical, welding, means of egress, walking and working surfaces, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, machine safeguarding, and communications. Students who pass the written exam receive Certificates of Completion from the Federal OSHA. This course is appropriate for safety and human resources professionals, line supervisors, managers, and safety committee representatives, or those who have a need for a deeper understanding of current OSHA standards for their company or plant.


Welding Technology (Mig, Tig, Stick, & Oxyacetylene)

This course is designed to teach you or your apprentices the welding techniques and manipulative skills, required for each welding process. Train on state-of-the-art welding and cutting machines. Welding technique is stressed above welding theory as the student must be able to meet the welding performance demands of industry. This course is performance and safety oriented.


Guitar (Beginner)

This course is for the beginner who has never picked up a guitar or one who can only strum a few chords. You will learn to read basic chord forms, simple melody lines, and musical notations. You’ll soon be playing chord accompaniments to popular folk, rock, and country songs.

NOTE: This is a course for acoustic guitars only. Students will need to provide their own guitar and music stand.

Textbook Requirement: Essential Elements for Guitar Book I.


Guitar (Intermediate)

This is a course for the guitar player who has some basic experience and wants to learn more intricate techniques. This course will challenge you with more difficult songs, styles, scales, and exercises.

NOTE: This is a course for acoustic guitars only. Students will need to provide their own guitar and portable music stand.

Textbook Requirement: Essential Elements for Guitar Book I.


Piano (Beginner)

Do you ever wish you had learned to play the piano? Here’s your chance. We will begin with a five-finger position for each hand and gradually learn simple tunes with one hand and chords with the other. Each student’s improvement will determine the eventual path of development. Knowledge of musical notation is a plus, but not a requirement.

Supplies: Students will need to provide their own keyboard and a set of headphones.

Textbook Requirement: Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course: Adult All-in-One Course.


All About Quilting

Express your creativity through your very own quilt! In this course, you will learn everything about quilting, from creating your own design to finishing with machine quilting.

Supplies: Please request a supply list at the time of registration.

NOTE: Students should have some prior quilting experience. Questions regarding this class? Please e-mail the instructor at iquiltdesigns4u@gmail.com.


Quilting 101

Have you been thinking about starting to quilt, but don’t know where to start? Well, then look no further than our Quilting 101 class! This introductory class will give you the knowledge and skills you need to be an experienced quilter! The amount of time and effort that goes into the creation of a quilt makes these crafts a priceless family heirloom that will be passed down from generation to generation. This class is tailored for first time quilters. Please take this class before the intermediate-level courses.

NOTE: You may bring your own machine to class along with the manual, or you may use the machines provided by FTCC.

Supplies: Supply list and pattern will be given at the first meeting.


Quilting from Start to Finish

In this intermediate-level course, you will make an entire quilt during the course of the class. Emphasis will be placed on quilting patterns and sewing machine attachments. The project will be a lap quilt (48″x56″). So let’s have some fun making a quilt!

Supplies: Please ask for a supply list at the time of registration.

NOTE: Students who have some prior quilting experience. Questions regarding the class? Please e-mail the instructor at iquiltdesigns4u@gmail.com.


Quilting Workshop

This class gives you the opportunity to catch up on all those projects that you have unfinished! This class will give you the chance to have an instructor present to guide you and get those projects finished! Join us and finish up your masterpieces!


Sewing I

This beginning course will introduce you to the sewing machine, pattern and fabric selection, and basic sewing projects. Students may repeat this class many times, making different projects until they feel they are proficient!

Supplies: Supplies will be discussed at the first class.

NOTE: You may bring your own sewing machine along with the user’s manual to class, or you may use machines provided by FTCC.


Sewing II & Serging

This course is designed to show you how to thread and operate the serger. During class you will complete simple projects entirely on the serger and learn to use it with the sewing machine. You will also learn how to use a serger to cut, sew, and finish any project with ease.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must have completed Sewing I or have equivalent experience.

Supplies: Please request a supply list from your instructor. You may bring your own machine to class along with the manual, or you may use machines provided by FTCC. With questions regarding this class, please e-mail the instructor at camamorningstar@yahoo.com.


Assisting Aging Parents

We are all getting older, and as we age, it’s important to think about the way we will want to take care of our parents. Join the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults as they share their knowledge, resources, and insight for the benefit of our loved ones. During the workshop you will learn what to expect when caring for an aging parent, resources that are available, and how to keep your parents as well as yourself as a caregiver, happy and healthy!


Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security provides the basic training to help our citizens take care of themselves and then help others in their communities for the first three days following a disaster. This course consists of 20 hours of training in such areas as disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical triage operations, search and rescue, disaster psychology, and terrorism. The course is designed to be of value to private citizens, businesses, churches, and schools that want the skills and knowledge required to prepare and respond to a disaster. After receiving this training, you will have a greater understanding of what you need to do to prepare yourself and your family for situations such as Hurricane Katrina or 9/11. For additional information, please contact the CERT Commander for Cumberland County, Marlin Scott, by e-mail at tanzabug@aol.com.


Human Trafficking Awareness

FTCC, in partnership with the Child Advocacy Center, is providing this workshop that will give participants insight into human trafficking. This course will open hearts and eyes to the tragic dangers of sex-trafficking and educate those on how to recognize the danger signs within any environment.


Medicare 101

Join the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults, and FTCC as we educate the community all about Medicare! During this course emphasis will be placed on Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and long-term care insurance.


Opiate Overdose First Responder

The United States makes up about 5% of the world’s population, yet the US consumes approximately 80% of the world’s opiate-based pain pills. With such high consumption, opiate abuse and addiction has become the most pervasive hidden epidemic in our culture. This workshop has been created to train families and friends of opiate users to respond to an overdose with Naloxone, a first-line medication that reverses the effects of opiates and saves lives. The participants in this course will learn about the history of opiate use in the US and locally, how to recognize opiate use and abuse, risk factors, and much more.


Rape Crisis Sensitivity

This course is conducted by the Rape Crisis Volunteers of Cumberland County and is designed to increase awareness in the community of rape and its effects on the victim and society. You will learn special counseling techniques that are used to help rape victims. It will cover medical, law enforcement, and legal procedures and will include a tour of area hospitals. If you have any questions, please call the Rape Crisis Center at 910-485-7273.


Roadside Survival

Two hundred million licensed motor vehicle drivers in the US expose themselves routinely to a significant risk while betting that they will not become stranded when they drive. Would you like to become one of the drivers who has the ability to help yourself if something were to happen? If so, come join Walt as he walks you through easy solutions to many problems such as tire blowouts, overheated engines and dead batteries. One part of the class will be spent in the classroom learning theory, and another part of the class will be spent outside with your personal vehicle putting all you have learned into action!


Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. In partnership with the Child Advocacy Center, we would like to offer this program to the community. Join us for this workshop and in preventing and reporting child sexual abuse.


Photography is one of the most popular ways to express your creativity! Whether you enjoy capturing beautiful photos as a hobby or for a profession, our photography instructors have the experience and professional background to take you to the next level in experiencing the art of photography. You’ll notice we offer a variety of classes that will introduce you to the basic functions of a camera, to editing the images you’ve captured, with tips on how to run a successful photography business. With questions regarding these classes, please call 910-678-8431.


Digital Photography for Seniors

have your children or grandchildren been trying to convince you to learn how to use a digital camera? Maybe they’re giving you one as a present, and you’re not at all sure you want it. That 35mm camera is just fine and you don’t need another camera, right? Well, let’s give it a try, and you just might be surprised at how much you will like it and how much fun it will be to see what new things you can do with your photographs. In this course, you will learn how the camera works, how to take great photos, how to save your digital photos on a computer, print the photos you want to keep, and edit your photos. You will need to bring a digital camera to class; however, you can wait until after the first class in order to consult with the instructor.


Digital Photography Fundamentals

Would you like to have more control over your camera? Frustrated because you can’t make your camera work for you? This course will expand your ability to use your DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera. You will gain an understanding of photographic terms, expressions, and techniques. Instruction will include basic camera controls, setting your camera up for optimal quality, using your camera in a variety of situations, using various modes to capture photographs in various situations, and the use of manual controls. We also cover art and composition as well as equipment selection.

NOTE: Not recommended for point-and-shoot cameras. You will need to bring your camera and owner’s manual on the first night of the class. If you have questions about the class, e-mail Johnny at jhorne@fayobserver.com or Tony at tonywooten4@gmail.com.


Discover Digital Photography

This course introduces the technology that has catapulted the photographic world into the 21st century. You’ll explore a broad overview of the basics of digital photography including equipment, software, and practical uses. We’ll discuss different types of digital cameras, from phones and tablets to digital SLRs, all of which offer a wide array of photographic options. We’ll also help you decide what type of equipment fits your needs, and you’ll have hands-on exercises so you can explore the areas that interest you. A discussion of digital photography wouldn’t be complete without digital editing options. We’ll explore a number of software packages, and you’ll learn how to compose your shots when you know you have digital editing available to you. You’ll also find out about our digital storage options – on the camera, the computer, and even beyond into cloud storage and online backups.

Digital photography plays a big part in social media communication and image sharing, and we’ll discuss the basics of posting images online and some pros and cons of uploading to the Internet. Whether you’re new to photography or a long-time photographer looking to move comfortably into the new world of digital work, this class provides opportunities for putting digital photography to use. This course serves as an excellent introduction before taking Secrets of Better Photography where we focus our time on camera settings, features, and the mechanics of taking better pictures.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Introduction to Astrophotography

In August of 2017 a total solar eclipse will cross the Carolinas for the first time since 1970. When this rare and spectacular event happens, you and many others will want to have your cameras ready to capture a photo. This class will explain the nightly motions of the sky and will help you identify and photograph constellations, planets and man-made satellites visible on any clear night. We’ll also cover use of telescopes and binoculars in amateur astronomy as well as how to photography celestial scenes, including the upcoming eclipse, using equipment you may already own. One class will be spent under a dark sky at a rural site in Cumberland County. Questions regarding this class? Please e-mail Johnny at jhorne@fayobserver.com.


Photography Fundamentals Workshop

Would you like to have more control over your camera? Frustrated because you can’t make your camera work for you? This course will expand your ability to use your DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera. This all-day workshop will include an information-rich lecture and hands-on training to enable you to be familiar with the basic functions of your camera. You will gain an understanding of photographic terms, expressions, and techniques. Instruction will include basic camera controls, setting your camera up for optimal quality, using your camera in a variety of situations, using various modes to capture photographs in various situations, and the use of manual controls. We also cover art and composition as well as equipment selection.

NOTE: Not recommended for point-and-shoot cameras. You will need to bring your camera and owner’s manual on the first night of class. With questions, please contact the instructor at 910-759-3616.


Photoshop for Beginners

Do you want to make your photographs “pop”? This course is designed to give you all the basics and some neat tricks to make your photographs look amazing. Take your photos from dull to crisp, clean, and vibrant. You will be surprise at what you can learn in a short amount of time. You will be working with Adobe Photoshop Elements editing software.


Photoshop Workshop

Photoshop is a great tool that should be used to enhance the photos you have taken, making them pop! Join this workshop with people from various levels and learn what a piece of art your photography can be through the use of Photoshop! You will be working with Adobe Photoshop Elements software, and you may be asked to bring your digital camera throughout the course.


Yoga (Beginner)

Yoga has been recognized medically for the many benefits that it promotes and is often recommended by various medical treatments to supplement medical conditions such as depression, combat stress-related conditions, arthritis, diabetes, and many more. Yoga, with its gentle movements, will enhance health by strengthening your body and improving oxygen flow, promoting a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Each lesson includes deep breathing and movement exercises that can be modified to accommodate any fitness level and medical needs. Yoga provides a unique, individual experience that will develop flexibility and stamina, increase awareness to help you identify stress and coping strategies, improve balance and concentration, and promote a more healthful lifestyle.

NOTE: Please wear comfortable clothing, socks, and bring your yoga mat, towel, and water.


Yoga Slow Flow

This course takes the emphasis off accomplishing something and puts it more on experiencing something. Join us for this slow flow yoga class that will challenge you and help you to gain strength and flexibility. We will warm up the body to avoid stiffness, stagnant energy, and lethargy. Use this practice to boost circulation, increase energy, and relax. All experience levels are welcome.

NOTE: Please wear comfortable clothing, socks, and bring your yoga mat, towel, and water.


Barber Training I

This state board approved, three-part program consists of 1,528 hours of training for men and women interested in becoming entry-level barbers. Topics include theory and lab experience to prepare for the NC State Board of Licensure examination. Students will be responsible for the additional cost of textbooks, barber kit, and uniforms.

NOTE: Will register three times for a total of $540. Please call 910-678-0032 for more information.


CosmetologyI

Fayetteville Technical Community College is now offering Cosmetology through Continuing Education! In Part I of the program students will be introduced to basic and intermediate cosmetology concepts and salon services. They will include sanitation, scalp treatments, safety, haircutting, color, and design and many more related topics. With successful completion, of this two-part 1500+ hour course students will be able to take their NC Cosmetic Arts State Board exam to become licensed. Students will be responsible for the additional cost of textbooks, esthetician kit, and uniforms.

Please call 910-678-0033 for more information including scholarships.


Esthetics and Skin Care Part I

This two-part 600-hour Esthetician program provides future skin care specialists with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the salon/spa industry. Students will learn how to perform popular esthetic services such as facials, waxing, and body treatments. This program prepares the student for the North Carolina State Cosmetic Arts Licensing Exam. Students will be responsible for the additional cost of textbooks, esthetician kit, and uniforms.

Please call 910-678-0033 for more information.


Manicuring and Nail Technology

Nail care is one of the hottest specialties in the beauty profession today! This state approved nail technology course develops skills in all facets of manicuring, pedicuring, nail extensions, and artificial nails. This program prepares the students for the North Carolina State Cosmetic Arts Licensing Exam. Students will be responsible for the additional cost of textbooks, manicurist kit, and uniforms.

Please call 910-678-0032 for more information.


Natural Hair Care

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) is now providing the program that prepares students for the licensure as a Natural Hair Specialist. Upon completion of the 300+ hour course, students must pass the examination with a score of 75% or higher and pay the license fee to become licensed. Students will also be responsible for the cost of textbooks, kit, and uniforms.

Please call 910-678-0033 for more information.

Sign Language I

Sign language bridges the gap between those who can hear and those who cannot. Many of you have had the experience of seeing a deaf person signing and were amazed. You then think to yourself, it would be wonderful if you could communicate with the hearing impaired. Here is your chance. Our dynamic instructors will introduce you to the process and basic structure of American Sign Language (ASL) to provide a basic understanding of, and ability to use, the language.


Sign Language II

In this course, you will continue the study of the process of signing, the basic structure of American Sign Language (ASL) and be provided with an in-depth understanding of the language. You will also work on increasing your ability to use the language more fluently, building on your receptive and expressive skills.

PRE-REQUISITE: Sign Language I or equivalent experience.


Sign Language III

This course is for the intermediate student with ASL structure and grammar introduced for the development of receptive signing skills. This introduction to interpreting methods and ethics will prepare you for the advanced study in sign language.

PRE-REQUISITE: Sign Language I and II or equivalent experience.


Sign Language IV

This course will stress the expansion of sign language vocabulary and will include an introduction to English idioms. You will also be provided with field experience opportunities to practice your skills.

PRE-REQUISITE: Sign Language I, II, and III or equivalent experience.

The Summerscapes program offers enjoyable, inexpensive learning opportunities for school-age children during the summer. There are a variety of classes for multiple age ranges and interests, ranging from reading camps to cooking classes to etiquette classes.

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Effective Teaching Training for Substitutes and Teacher Assistants

would yo like to be a substitute teacher or teacher assistant, but you’ve never had any training? This course will provide training in instructional feedback, presentation skills, learning expectations, monitoring students’ interactions, social interactions, time management, non-instructional duties, and evaluations. After completing this course, students will be equipped with the foundational skills required to step into the classroom as a substitute teacher!

NOTE: The Effective Teacher Training for Substitutes and Teacher Assistants course requires 100% attendance. Students must be present for the full 24 hours of course time. There are no excused absences.


FTCC Online Effective Teaching Training

Would you like to be a substitute teacher or teacher assistant, but you’ve never had any training? This course will provide training in instructional feedback, presentation skills, learning expectations, monitoring students’ interactions, social interactions, time management, non-instructional duties, and evaluations. After completing this course, students will be equipped with the foundational skills required to step into the classroom as a substitute teacher!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 5:00 PM ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CLASS START DATE.

Students will meet in a classroom the last day of class. For additional information, please call 910-678-8446 or visit www.learnftcc.com.


Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement

The road to literacy is also the road to ingenuity, invention, and imagination, and you’ll soon learn how to take your students from groans to grins with creative lesson plans that really work! Get the professional development training you need to improve student literacy as an accomplished teacher shares the secrets of turning guided reading strategies into opportunities for teaching writing. This course will cover the reasons reading and writing are so difficult for students, the total literacy framework and its solutions to literacy problems, the steps for turning a successful guided reading into a writing lesson. If you’re looking for the right way to get students excited about the power of literacy, this is the course for you!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Integrating Technology in the Classroom

In this professional development course for teachers, you’ll learn the secrets of technology integration in the classroom, and gain the skills educators need to effectively use wikis, podcasts, and blogs. In this course, you’ll discover simple ways to integrate technology to enhance your subject material and meet your course goals. Additionally, you’ll explore quick-and-easy, standards-based solutions for more interactive lesson plans, exciting WebQuests, and challenging assignments. This course also covers the power of Web resources, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Furthermore, you’ll learn how to design your presentation station, identify kid-friendly Internet search tools, teach keyboarding and word processing, and develop standards-based solutions for more interactive lesson plans in reading, writing, science, math, social studies, music, and art. Finally, you’ll delve into ways to reach special needs, GATE, and English language learners. Whether you’re new to the integration process or already use emerging technologies in your classroom, this course is a must for today’s educators who often have to produce more and more in less and less time. By the end of the course, you’ll have a reservoir of ideas for integrating all types of technology into your lesson plans across the curriculum!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Singapore Math: Model Drawing for Grades 1-6

As a teacher, you know that many students groan when it’s time to solve word problems. Why is that? Are the problems too difficult? Do students get lost trying to decipher the wording or figure out the computation? Do they simply not know which strategy to use? Actually, it’s a combination of all these issues. Luckily, model drawing, a Singapore Math strategy for working word problems will help your students start to enjoy math in a way they may never have before. The secret behind model drawing is that it gives students a concrete, reliable set of seven steps that they can use to solve 80% of the word problems out there. They won’t have to memorize 20 different techniques and know when to use which technique anymore. Instead, they’ll learn how to read the problem, determine its variables, draw a unit bar (the visual model), adjust that bar, place the question mark to indicate what they’re solving for, do the computation, and write a complete sentence at the end. Come join this professional development course for teachers and get the training you need to start teaching model drawing!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

Why do some teachers enjoy peaceful, orderly classrooms while others face daily discipline battles? The answer is that some teachers know the secrets to solving discipline problems. This course reveals those secrets and presents a step-by-step approach to effective, positive classroom discipline.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Survival Kit for New Teachers

Feel a little trepidation before entering your classroom? You’re not alone! Teaching is a balancing act, and it requires a blend of subject expertise and classroom skills to reach all of your diverse learners. In this informational and interactive course, you’ll learn the particulars of running a motivational classroom. You’ll find out how to write winning lesson plans, reach diverse learners through differentiated instruction, communicate clearly, plan memorable events, and most important, keep stress at bay so you can feel good about going to work every morning. Whether you’re already teaching, a newly credentialed graduate, or a substitute looking to transition to full-time, this course will provide you with proven tools, tips, and tricks to make your early years in the classroom a breeze.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons

If you’ve been teaching preschoolers or are in the process of becoming a preschool teacher, you know what short attention spans preschoolers have. You’ve probably wondered how to structure your days to make the most of the way they learn. In the past, crafting original and inspiring lesson plans may have been a daunting task, but not for much longer! In this course, you’ll learn how to create a solid lesson plan template with many interchangeable activities. You’ll learn over 100 circle-discussions, art, literacy, fine and large motor skills, science, and music activities that you can take into your classroom right away. By the end of this course, you’ll have ample material for crafting memorable, balanced, and engaging lesson plans. Whether you’re already teaching or you’re just investigating a career as an early childhood educator, you’re sure to find the right mix of inspiration, motivation, and practical tips in this course.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS DUE BY 12:00 NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.


Corporate & Social Event Planning

Are you interested in learning more about planning meetings/seminars, product launches, galas, recognition events, trade shows, birthday parties, retirement parties, and more? The objectives set for this course will allow you to expand your knowledge by learning in-depth terminology for the corporate industry including audio visual rentals and usages. You will also learn how to design the event, plan the event, set budgets, execute successfully, review performances, and charge for services. Take your event planning business to the next level and become a corporate event planner! Your instructor will help you develop a philosophy of success that will prepare you to start an organized event planning business or elevate your current business and teach yo how to prepare essential business forms.


Professional Event Decorations

Decorating for an event is an important part of putting on a successful party or function of any kind. During this course you’ll be introduced to the top techniques to transforming each event into a breathtaking sight. Join the group and begin learning the tricks of the trade to fulfilling the wishes of your clients and running a successful event decorator business! This is an excellent course for current professional event coordinators or those of you looking for new ideas on how to put on a great event that won’t be forgotten!


Wedding & Event Planning: Part I

With weddings becoming larger and more expensive, many couples are turning to the services of wedding planners for help. If you like working with people, are detail oriented, have good communication skills, and a lot of patience, this may be the ideal business for you. Whether you are interested in establishing a home-based business, working on a part-time basis, or beginning a new career, wedding and event planning may be exactly what you are looking for. You will learn about wedding history, etiquette, traditions, and how to coordinate and direct a wedding from beginning to end. You will learn about the various types of wedding ceremonies including directing weddings for different faiths. From the initial meeting, you will learn how to work with couples, establish a budget, and select sites and vendors (caterers, florists, photographers). You will also learn the importance of an “emergency kit,” the bridal folder, mapping out a wedding and reception, and evaluating the final product. This course should be of interest to those who are considering a career in the wedding business or those who are already working in the services dealing with weddings, such as florists, caterers, or other event/wedding services.


Wedding & Event Planning: Part II

Continue your training to become a wedding/event planner as you learn how to prepare business forms, choose a name for your business, determine office needs, and prepare a wedding/event planner’s notebook. you will learn about the various types of wedding ceremonies, including directing weddings for different faiths. Your instructor will help you develop a philosophy of success that will prepare you to start an organized wedding/even planning business. There will be time in class for hands-on practice for the wedding. Whether you want to work part-time or full-time, out of your own home or a separate office, being a wedding/event planner is a profession you can enter with very little start-up expense and the potential to earn an excellent income. During this course, you will also be introduced to the steps on how to write a business plan, write a mission statement, establish a business policy, register the name of your business, obtain a business license, set fees and prepare contracts, and market your business. You will be introduced to professionals in the business (caterers, florists, photographers) who can support your new adventure as a professional planner!

PRE-REQUISITE: Wedding & Event Planning: Part I or equivalent experience.


Wedding & Event Planning: Parts I & II

With weddings and special events becoming large and more complicated to coordinate, many people are turning to the services of professional event planners for help. If you enjoy working with people, are detail-oriented, have good communication skills, and a lot of patience, this may be the ideal business for you! Whether you are interested in establishing a home-based business, working part-time, or beginning a new career, training to become a certificate-holding professional Wedding & Event Planner may afford you many opportunities to earn supplemental income. The main topics covered during this course will include wedding history, etiquette, traditions, how to coordinate and direct weddings for couples of any faith, select sites and vendors (caterers, florists, photographers), choose a name for your business, how to write a business plan and obtain a business license, and prepare a wedding/event planner’s notebook. Your instructor will also help you develop a philosophy of success that will prepare you to start an organized business with very little start-up expense and the potential to earn an excellent income. If time allows, an on-site field trip will be arranged for you to be introduced to professionals in the field.

NOTE: This course should be of interest to those who are considering a career in the wedding/event business or those who are already working in the services dealing with weddings, such as florists, caterers, or other event/wedding services.