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April 2021 Continuing Ed courses

Mar 15, 2021

If you are interested in beginning a new career or looking for a new job, improving your computer skills, becoming a better employee, or looking for a new hobby, Rockingham Community College offers a variety of short-term, continuing education courses designed to meet your needs:


CPR: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 9 or Saturday, April 24, RCC. Learn to recognize an emergency or signs of heart attack, care for choking victims, rescue breathing and CPR. Introduces defibrillator. Course completion yields an American Heart Association/Basic Life Support recognition card valid for two years. Cost: $55, due a week prior to class. Info: 336-342-4261 x2602.

eLearning CPR Skills Practice and Testing: April 5-9, RCC. Are you seeking an alternative to classroom training or wishing to renew an existing AHA certification? The eLearning online course offers a flexible training option. The online cognitive portion, provided by AHA, allows students to complete learning at their own pace and convenience. Students should schedule a Skills Practice and Testing session prior to taking the online cognitive portion. Once students complete the online cognitive portion they should attend their scheduled hands-on skills practice and testing session to complete their certification. During this session students will have the opportunity for one-on-one practice before a skill test with a certified AHA instructor. Upon successful completion of these parts students will be proficient in the required skills and will receive a certification in the associated discipline. The student will need to bring the eLearning certificate to the appointment along with a valid email address for the certificate. You must have an email address to access your AHA eCard. Cost: $35. Appointment times are Monday/Wednesday 9-5; Tuesday/Thursday 9-7 and Friday 9-12. Appointments will be given in one-hour increments. To make an appointment call 336-342-4261 x2602.

First Aid: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 24, RCC. The American Heart Association HeartSaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency services (EMS) arrives. Students also learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. When the course is completed, students receive an AHA First Aid recognition card that is valid for 2 years. There are no fee exemptions and First Aid card fees are included in the cost. Pre-payment and pre-registration are required no later than three business days prior to the class. AHA First Aid Cards are now eCards, you must have an email address to access your card. Cost: $35. To preregister, call 336-342-4261 x2602.


AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 16, RCC. This course is the classroom component required to become a become a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor. For information on the complete requirements to become an American Heart Association instructor, please visit: http://www.heart.org and follow the link for Instructors and Training Centers. Cost: $70. To preregister, call 336-342-4261 x2602.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 30-May 1, RCC. This classroom, video-based, instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes Pre-payment and preregistration are required no later than three business days prior to the class. Cost: $80. NC fee exempt status applies. To preregister, call 336-342-4261 x2602.

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Vehicle Safety Inspection: 5-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 12-13, RCC, plus a hands-on portion at Jumper’s Auto Service, Eden. Learn the proper procedures for conducting vehicle safety inspections and operating a safety inspection station. Cost: $78. Info: 336-342-4261 x2333.

OBD/IM Emissions Training: 5-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 5-6, RCC, plus a hands-on portion at Jumper’s Auto Service, Eden. This course prepares auto technicians and service personnel to be safety and emissions inspectors for motor vehicles. It includes regulations and test inspection procedures. Learn to inspect a vehicle and gain skills to pass the qualification exams for certification as a safety and emissions inspector at a licensed inspection station. Cost: $75. Info: 336-342-4261 x2333.


Foraging: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, RCC. Each monthly session focuses on at least five different wild plant species that are currently ready for harvest as the seasons progress and change. A combination of class lecture and field identification/collection provides an in-depth look at the selected species, potential look-a-likes, and preparation for consumption. Participants also discuss laws and personal safety guidelines for wild-crafting food and medicine for personal use.  At the end of each session, participants are expected to properly identify selected plants and potential look-a-likes and harvest responsibly and safely. Participants are also provided recipes for each wild plant species to take home, and try first hand. Participants should dress appropriately for fieldwork and bring bug spray. Cost: $30. Info: 336-342-4261 x2333.

Wild Mushroom Food Safety Certification: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25, RCC. Students who successfully complete this two-day class are eligible for a 5-year permit enabling them to forage and sell wild mushrooms at farmers markets, to restaurants, and in other venues. The mushroom foraging permit meets the criteria required by the health department in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. This course is new to the area and is taught by local favorite Stesha Warren, authorized DHEC, GADPH & NCDPH Mushroom Hunting Instructor. Students receive a study guide and slides two weeks ahead of the class. For more information on Wild Mushroom Certification in North Carolina, visit https://bit.ly/2Jvynzb and https://bit.ly/3enbxFw. Cost: $250. Info: 336-342-4261 x2333.

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Sustainable Trail Management, Assessment, Permitting and Contracting: Wednesday and Thursday, April 28-29, RCC. During this two-day intermediate trail training session, participants learn about the comprehensive management of natural surface trails. Participants discuss trail assessment, trail facilities, signage, maintenances, wet weather trail closure, and other current issues. Classroom teaching and experiential learning are combined to understand critical trail assessment. Participants discuss how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the “trail experience,” and they conduct a desktop trail system review. Participants learn how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. The session covers potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects based on assessment results. Gain field experience assessing existing trails and proposed reroutes on the RCC trail system. Fieldwork also includes a site visit to a local trail system to evaluate sustainable trail management topics. Participants should bring their own lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinking water. Participants must dress appropriately for hiking – long pants and closed-toe shoes (boots preferred), and be prepared to hike 3-6 miles over the course of two days. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 x2333.


Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


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