Many of today’s jobs require employees to continue training and to upgrade their skills while employed.
FTCC Continuing Education division offers a multitude of courses that help you advance your skills & qualifications, plus assist in preparing you for a new career.
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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.
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.
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 date, 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.
For more information, please visit www.ncmotorcyclesafety.org. Students may purchase accident insurance to cover class activities for $2 per item (available form the 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 5:30 PM 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 class 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 to 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.
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.
You may use your own motorcycle or a borrowed one with written permission from the owner of the vehicle, and you 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.
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 email email@example.com.
Small Gas Engine Repair (Beginner)
Have you ever wanted to learn how to service and repair various types of engines? Form 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 to work in the small engine mechanic industry.
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.
PRE-REQUISITE: Completion of Small Gas Engine Repair (Beginner) or equivalent experience.
Manicuring & 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 student 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 910.678.0159 for more information.