Continuing Education Courses

Drawing and Keeping a Sketchbook

If you have always wanted to learn to draw, or you just want to learn more, this class is for you. The basics of drawing will begin the class and we progress as the class advances. Step by step, the instructor will demonstrate and help you keep a sketchbook of your progress. Student supply list: pencils, erasers, spiral- bound sketchbook, paper towels, and any kind of soft brush to clear away eraser bits.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7142-01 52211 T 3/16-5/4 1-4PM TBA

Ed2Go Courses

Rockingham Community College offers dozens of Ed2Go online courses on a wide variety of topics. And because they are offered online, you can take a course on your schedule anywhere, anytime. All you need is Internet Access, e-mail, a standard web browser, and the appropriate software if needed.

Visit the   RCC Ed2Go Portal   to view the complete course listing and information on registering and paying for your class.
Ed2Go Course Registration Form (PDF)

Effective Teacher Training

This 36-hour course is designed to provide teacher assistants and substitutes with principles and practices of effective teaching and is recognized by the NC Department of Public Instruction. The extensive curriculum focuses on skills for basic classroom management, childhood development, and instructional techniques. In addition to this course, the Career Readiness Certificate is recommended for greater employment opportunities. Questions about employment with the Rockingham County Public School system, including whether you may be exempt from this class as a condition of becoming employed with RCS, should be directed to the Human Resources Department at Rockingham County Schools at 336-627-2600. Students must have a high school diploma or GED and must be at least 18 years old to enroll in this class. Purchase required textbook at the RCC Bookstore: “First Days of School, 5th edition,” approximately $32. Note: One section of this course is online; the other is on campus.

Instructor: Stokes/Detter Cost: $125
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
EDU-3002-01 52241 1/25-2/19 ONLINE
EDU-3002-02 52241 TWTH 2/16-3/11 9AM-12PM TBA

eLearning CPR Skills Practice & Testing

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 and costs approx. $35 paid to 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 tests 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. AHA CPR Cards are now eCards, you must have an email address to access your card. Appointment times are M-F 9-7. Appointments will be given in 1-hour increments. To make an appointment, contact Donna Thompson at 336-342-4261 x2602 or

Instructor: Varies Cost: $35
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7155-02 52225 M-F 3/8-3/12 OHS 125
SEF-7155-03 52226 M-F 4/5-4/9 OHS 125
SEF-7155-04 52227 M-F 5/10-5/14 OHS 125
SEF-7155-01 53440 M-F 6/7-6/11 OHS 125
SEF-7155-03 53442 M-F 7/12-7/16 OHS 125
SEF-7155-04 53443 M-F 8/9-8/13 OHS 125

Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Service program prepares individuals to enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills to provide basic and/or advanced emergency medical care. Graduates of this program should be eligible to take state and/or national certification examinations. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, and industrial, educational, and governmental agencies.

Please view the Emergency Medical Services page for more information.

Emergency Medical Technician Initial

The EMT program is designed to teach basic life support skills. EMTs can function in many areas like EMS systems, fire departments, hospitals, rescue squads and physician offices. The class consists of lectures, hands-on skills, and field clinical opportunities. Upon successful course completion, students will be eligible for the NC or National Registry EMT examination. Prices include tuition as well as additional fees for clinical uniform shirts, HCP, CPR card fee, and Malpractice Insurance. Textbook and workbooks required – contact the RCC Bookstore to purchase. NC tuition exemption status applies, however additional fees and books are the responsibility of the student.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $180 Fees: $68 Total cost: $248
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
EMS-4200-01 52187 TTH 3/2-7/1 6-10PM OHS 120
S (every other starting 3/13) 8AM-5PM OHS 120
EMS-4200-01 53327 MW 6/14-10/16 6-10PM OHS 120
S (every other starting 3/13) 8AM-5PM OHS 120
M-SU Online

Fire & Rescue Training

Fire fighters and rescue workers are heroes who risk their lives every day for others. If you would like to join their ranks, Rockingham Community College can help you achieve that goal. We have been meeting the continuing education needs of fire & rescue professionals in this area for many years, and we appreciate the time and effort they spend training to provide service to the community.

Please view the Fire & Rescue Training page for more information.

First Aid

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. To preregister, call Donna Thompson at 336-342-4261 x2602.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $30 Fees: $5 Total cost: $35
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7077-01 52222 S 2/27 2PM-5PM OHS 123
SEF-7077-02 52223 S 4/24 2PM-5PM OHS 123
SEF-7077-01 53444 S 6/26 2PM-5PM OHS 123
SEF-7077-02 53446 S 8/13 2PM-5PM OHS 123


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.

Instructor: Warren Cost: $30
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7170-01 52147 S 4/17 9AM-1PM BLC 108
SEF-7170-02 52148 S 5/15 9AM-1PM BLC 108
SEF-7170-01 52151 S 6/19 9AM-1PM BLC 108
SEF-7170-02 52152 S 7/17 9AM-1PM BLC 108
SEF-7170-01 52156 S 8/21 9AM-1PM BLC 108

Fundamentals of Stained Glass

Learn stained glass making artistry at the introductory level. Course work includes discussion on the history and trends of the art, practice in the art of stained glass making, and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Leaded glass construction will also be discussed but will not be a focus. Upon completion, students will be prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. Safety glasses are required. Students need to obtain the following materials: glass cutter, glass pliers, glass foil, solder, soldering iron, rheostat, workboard (instructions on how to build will be given at the first class). This initial supplies investment will range from $200-$300, depending upon the quality of items purchased. Class is limited to 12 students.

Instructor: Butler Cost: $90
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7147-01 52089 TH 6/3-7/22 6:15-9:15PM IT2 101
PRC-7147-01 53496 TH 8/12-9/30 6:15-9:15PM IT2 101
PRC-7157-02 53497 TH 10/14-12/9 6:15-9:15PM IT2 101

Human Services Exploration: DSS Caseworker Phase 1

This the first in a series of two classes offered through the NC FAST program (the second class is Income Maintenance Caseworker: NC Fast Phase 2). Both classes must be successfully completed to gain certification. This certification series is for students who are interested in working for the N.C. Department of Social Services as an Income Maintenance Caseworker. Students taking this class must be comfortable using computers. As authorized by G.S. 115D-5(b)(13), students may be eligible for a registration fee waiver for DSS Caseworker Phase 1 if he/she: (1) is unemployed, (2) has received notification of a pending layoff, (3) is working and is eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (FEITC), or (4) is working and earning wages at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Instructor: Covington Cost: $125
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
Mandatory Orientation T 5/25 6-9PM
HRD-4000-01 53453 TTH 6/4-7/20 6-9PM BLC 204
Mandatory Orientation T 8/10 6-9PM
HRD-4000-01 53464 TTH 8/17-10/5 6-9PM ONLINE

Income Maintenance Caseworker: NC Fast Phase 2

This is the second in a series of two classes offered through the NC FAST program. BOTH classes must be successfully completed in order to gain certification. The prerequisite for this class is HRD-4000: Human Services Exploration: DSS Caseworker. This certification series is for those interested in working for the N.C. Department of Social Services as an Income Maintenance Caseworker.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $125
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
HSE-3220-01 53454 TTH 7/27-9/16 6-9PM BLC 204
HSE-3220-02 53463 TTH 10/12-12/7 6-9PM ONLINE

Intermediate QuickBooks 2020

ACC 7121
This course is designed to go beyond the basics. Students will learn how to utilize the more advanced features of the accounting software program, QuickBooks. This course is intended for those who have basic knowledge of QuickBooks and are looking to advance their skills as well as those who are needing a refresher course.
  • Upcoming class dates TBA
  • Submit the  Interest Form  to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced.
Registration Information

Land Management & Planning I

Sustainable stewardship of private lands is introduced in this brief 8-hour class includes 4 hours of online instruction culminating with a 4-hour campus wildlife habitat and forestry walk-through and site demonstration. Participants will learn about basic site inventories and data sources, plant and animal support best practices, forest health, water and erosion, garden strategies, conservation easements & state agencies, and wildlife and forestry plan development. Due to a generous Duke Energy Foundation Nature Grant, the class is offered free to the public.

Instructor: Flanery Cost: $0
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
ENV-7018-01 53517 TTH 7/13-7/15 5PM-7PM ONLINE
S 9AM-1PM BLC 108

Medical Assisting

This program provides skills training in three competency areas related to the job performance for medical assistants: administrative office, laboratory, and clinical. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, insurance coding and billing, medical transcription, computer operations, assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Students will be required to complete 40 clinical hours. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to apply for national certification for Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

Instructor: Thomas Cost: $208
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
MED-3300-01 53376 T 6/1-10/4 8:30AM-4:00PM OHS 123
M-SU Online

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

OST 7133

Upcoming class dates TBA

Submit the  Interest Form  to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced.

Multi-Story Forest Crops

Learn how to make your forest work for you. Both long-term and short-term cash crops can be grown within the varying ecosystems within the forest. Explore a variety of forest farming crops and techniques ranging from the forest floor to the canopy; niche crops to silvopasture to timber and more are discussed. Develop a basic understanding of a variety of economic opportunities, how to assess a forest for potential, and realistic options to utilize their forest land. Class includes lecture and forest time. Be prepared for weather and insects.

Instructor: Warren Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7199-01 53423 S 9/11 8AM-5PM BLC 108

Notary Public

MLS 3874

Participants learn the requirements and qualifications of the notary public office. Requirements for attestation, fees, general powers and limitations, certifications, oaths, affirmations and affidavits are taught. NC Notaries must have a high school diploma or GED; must be at least 18 years old; read, write, and speak English; have no felony convictions; and successfully complete this approved notary course. Additional costs include: commission fee to Secretary of State, $50; swearing in at the courthouse, $10; textbook required for class, $28; notary seal, $20-$40 (approx. cost). Prepayment and Notary Book are required.

Instructor: Tucker Cost: $70 (plus additional supplies)
Days Date Time Loc
S 3/27 9AM-4:30PM ADT 104
S 4/10 9AM-4:30PM ADT 104
TW 4/20-4/21 5:30-9PM ADT 104
S 5/8 9AM-4:30PM ADT 104
S 5/22 9AM-4:30PM ADT 104
S 6/12 9AM-4:30PM ADT 104
S 6/26 9AM-4:30PM ADT 104
S 7/10 9AM-4:30PM ADT 104
S 7/24 9AM-4:30PM ADT 104

Please Note: Notary Manual must be purchased prior to class

Registration Information

Nurse Aide

This program is designed to prepare graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis on aging process including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly, patients’ rights, nutrition management, elimination procedures, safe environment, restorative services, personal and special care procedures and activities, human body structure and function and related common disease/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Certified Nurse Aide l by the N.C. Division of Facility Services.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $206
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
NUR-3240-01 52172 M-TH 1/4/21-4/1/21 8AM-12PM OHS 131
NUR-3240-03 52174 M-W 1/4-4/26 5:30-9:30PM OHS 131
Nurse Aide Hybrid
NUR-3240-04 52175 M-TH 3/1-5/27 8AM-12PM OHS 131
M-SU Online

OBD/IM Emissions Training

This course prepares auto technicians and service personnel to be safety and emission inspectors for motor vehicles. It includes regulations and test inspection procedures. Students learn to inspect a vehicle and gain the skills necessary to pass the qualification exams for certification as a safety and emissions inspector at a licensed inspection station. Cash will not be accepted by the instructor. The cost of this class includes a $5 fee for the course manual. Classes are held on campus, plus there is a hands-on portion held at Jumper’s Auto Service at 124 N. Fieldcrest Road, Eden.

Instructor: Jumper Cost: $75
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
AUT-7300-01 52123 MT 1/4-1/5 5PM-9PM IT2 101
AUT-7300-02 52124 MT 2/1-2/2 5PM-9PM IT2 101
AUT-7300-03 52127 MT 3/1-3/2 5PM-9PM IT2 101
AUT-7300-04 52129 MT 4/5-4/6 5PM-9PM IT2 101
AUT-7300-05 52130 MT 5/3-5/4 5PM-9PM IT2 101

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