Continuing Education Courses

Painting with an Impressionist Background

This is a unique way of laying down color for the background in an impressionist manner to create light, shadow and color. Then the focal point will be painted in a more realistic structured manner. Step by step, the instructor will guide you through by demonstrating each process. Student supply list: basic colors, acrylic paint and brushes, 16×20 canvas, paper plates and towels, water container, and plastic table cover.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7122-01 52207 W 1/6-2/24 1-4PM BA

Painting: An Irish Landscape

CSP 7764

Paint an acrylic on canvas 16×20 landscape of a location in Ireland. You will learn about perspective, color mixture and layering to create depth. Beginner and advanced students are welcome. Supplies needed: 16×20 canvas, basic acrylic paints, basic brushes including a fan brush (bristle, not soft), table cover, water container, paper towels, plates.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $73
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7764-01 57166 W 3/22-5/10 1PM-4PM HUM104

 

Painting: Grandma’s Clothesline – Washday

CSP 7765

Paint a 16×20 canvas in acrylic depicting the past with a wash hanging on a clothesline. You will learn about color mixture, painting people, and movement in painting. Beginner and advanced students welcome. Supplies needed: 16×20 canvas, basic acrylic paints, basic brushes including a fan brush (bristle, not soft), table cover, water container, paper towels, plates.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7765-01 57169 W 5/31-7/19 1PM-4PM HUM104

 

Painting: Train in the Snowy Mountains

CSP 7763

Paint an acrylic snowscape depicting a train coming through the trees in the mountains. You will learn about depth, perspective, brush strokes and layering. Beginner and advanced students welcome. Supplies needed: 16×20 canvas, basic acrylic paints, basic brushes including a fan brush (bristle, not soft), table cover, water container, paper towels, plates.

Instructor: Boles Cost: $73
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7763-01 57011 W 1/18-3/8 1PM-4PM HUM104

 

Pharmacy Technician

This training program provides instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, out-patient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. Students will automatically be enrolled in a required 4-hour Technology Awareness course prior to the start of the course. Upon completion, students should be prepared to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings. The student will be eligible to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). The PTCE exam must be taken at a Pearson VUE professional testing center, which is available at RCC. The cost for the certification exam is approximately $130. Course prerequisite: Math pretest.

Phlebotomy Experience

The Phlebotomy program provides theory and clinical experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection. Students will automatically be enrolled in a required 4-hour Technology Awareness course prior to the start of the course. Students will be required to complete 100 clinical hours. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for specimen collections on patients in various health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

QuickBooks for Beginners

ACC 7120

Learn the basic financial principles and procedures needed to manage a small to mid-size business utilizing the accounting software program, QuickBooks. This course is intended for those who are new to QuickBooks as well as those who have utilized earlier versions.

  • Class will meet face-to-face one night a week and a portion of the coursework will be delivered online. Prepayment of tuition and purchase of course materials are required.
  • Upcoming class dates TBA
  • Submit the Interest Form to be notified once upcoming course dates are announced.

Recreating Historic Pottery

Recreate a historic piece of ceramic of your choosing. In this class students will focus mainly on recreating form but materials like terra-siggalata may be used to boost authenticity. This course is appropriate for students will all levels of experience.

Instructor: Korch Cost: $123
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7767-01 57365 W 3/15-5/3 5PM-8PM CCA 104

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Safe Driving

Completion of a 3-hour or 6-hour course could help prevent the assessment of insurance points and driver’s license points. For more information, please call 336-342-4261, ext. 2348

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

During this four-day basic trail training session, participants learn how to design, lay out, construct, and maintain sustainable trails. Classroom teaching and experiential learning are combined to understand the fundamentals of sustainable trails. Participants discuss the “trail experience” and characteristics of sustainable trails. They learn about the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. The session covers design, construction, and maintenance techniques that minimize the volume and velocity of water on the trail tread. Receive guidance from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Gain field experience constructing new trail reroutes and maintaining existing trails on the RCC campus. Become familiar with the use of a clinometer to measure trail grade/steepness and side slopes. Common trailwork hand tools will be utilized for trail construction and maintenance. Participants should bring their own lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinking water. Participants must dress appropriately for trailwork – gloves, safety glasses, long pants, and closed-toe shoes (boots preferred). Trailbuilding tools will be provided.

Instructor: Johnson Cost: $250
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
ENV-7003-01 TBA M TBA 12:30 PM-5:30PM BLC 108
TW 8AM-5PM
TH 8AM-12:30PM

Sustainable Trail Management, Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

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.

Instructor: TBA Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
ENV-7014-01 TBA TBA TBA 8AM-5PM TBA

Trail Construction with Mechanized Equipment

During this advanced three-day training session, participants gain an introduction into the world of mechanized trail building and train on a variety of mini-excavators and a Sutter trail dozer. For more information, call 336-342-4261 x2010.

Instructor: Tri-State Cost: $500
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7173-01 TBA M-W TBA 8AM-5PM BLC 108

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Registration 

Certificates and CEUs will be awarded to all participants. You can register online under the RCC Continuing Education/Online Registration tabs on our  website (enter the course code number or a keyword). Once the course title comes up, be sure to click the box beside it in the “Select” column then click “Submit.” Once online registration is completed, a registration confirmation should come up on the screen.

The online registration system can be challenging for first-time registrants. We recommend calling RCC Continuing Education at 336-342-4261 ext. 2333 to register directly, or if you experience any registration problems. Our website and this list of classes constantly evolves so make sure and check back often.

Accommodations

A couple of local hotels,  Hampton Inn, Eden  and  Holiday Inn and Suites, Reidsville, are offering a special rate ($84 + tax) for TRAILS program students. You will need to call the hotel directly and tell them you are with the Rockingham Community College TRAILS program. Please let me know if you have any trouble getting this rate. Cabins and tent camping are available at Camp GuilRock.  For additional information, please contact the Camp Director
( campguilrock@gmail.com ) at 336-342-1951.  Camping is also available at  Lake Reidsville. Reservations can be made by calling 336-349-4738.

Be sure to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TRAILSatRCC/  , and please forward to your contacts that may be interested. Thank you, and don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

Vehicle Safety Inspection

AUT 7302

Learn the proper procedures for conducting vehicle safety inspections. Information on the operation of a safety inspection station is included. Cost includes $8 fee for manual. Pre-payment is REQUIRED. Classes are held on campus. A hands-on portion, held at Jumper’s Auto Service at 124 N. Fieldcrest Road, Eden.

Instructor: Jumper Cost: $81
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
AUT-7302-01 55954 MT 9/19-9/20 5PM-9PM ADT 111
AUT-7302-02 55956 MT 10/10-10/11 5PM-9PM ADT 111
AUT-7302-03 55958 MT 11/14-11/15 5PM-9PM ADT 111
AUT-7302-04 55960 MT 12/12-12/13 5PM-9PM ADT 111
AUT-7302-01 56605 MT 1/9-1/10 5PM-9PM ADT 111
AUT-7302-02 56606 MT 2/6-2/7 5PM-9PM ADT 111
AUT-7302-03 56607 MT 3/13-3/14 5PM-9PM ADT 111
AUT-7302-04 56608 MT 4/10-4/11 5PM-9PM ADT 111
AUT-7302-05 56609 MT 5/8-5/9 5PM-9PM ADT 111
AUT-7302-01 56670 MT 6/5-6/6 5PM-9PM ADT 111
AUT-7302-02 56671 MT 8/7-8/8 5PM-9PM ADT 111

Wheel and Hand Built Ceramics

Develop the skills needed to work with clay. This 48-hour course will provide students with the skills and techniques to make functional and decorative objects out of clay. Using the potter’s wheel and various hand-building techniques, students take their designs from clay to glazed and fired ceramic pieces. The class also covers the essentials of glazing and the basic operation of both electric and gas kilns. Individual instruction is supplemented with demonstrations. Beginners in clay will leave with a solid foundation and understanding of the pottery studio and more advanced makers will be able to focus and further develop their ideas. Clay, glaze materials and firings will be provided.

Instructor: Korch Cost: $243
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
CSP-7768-01 57325 M 1/9-5/1 5PM-8PM CCA 104
CSP-7768-02 57322 W 1/11-5/3 1PM-4PM CCA 104
CSP-7768-03 57321 W 1/11-5/3 5PM-8PM CCA 104

 

Windows 11 Fundamentals

OST 7143

This course introduces students to the new Windows 11 operating system. Students will learn topics such as how to get started, customize Windows settings, manage files and folders, use and download apps, install devices, complete a system back up, and more. The class will also focus on key differences between Windows 10 and Windows 11. This course is instructor-led and delivered on campus. Prepayment of tuition is required. Additional course fees include College Access (CAPS) Fee: $3.00 and Technology Fee: $1.00.

 

Instructor: Knight Cost: $74
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
OST-7143-01 58023 W 02/01/23 – 02/22/23 3-5PM ADT 102
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Woodworking – Advanced: Fine Points of Furniture Construction

RRC 7127

Learn the heritage art of woodworking at an advanced level. Coursework includes discussion on the history, trends, and practice of the art and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Upon completion, students will be prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. Safety equipment is required (safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.). Students need wood for projects, which they learned about in the pre-requisite Fundamentals of Woodworking course. Wood obtained from anywhere other than the CCWW must be inspected and approved by the instructor. A $20 supply fee is included in the cost of the class.

Classes are held at the Center for Construction Trades and Woodworking (CCTW) located at 333 South Scales Street in Reidsville. This is the former Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW), which was renovated and renamed in Spring 2022.

Instructor: Smith Cost: $202
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7127-01 55971 TTH 8/23-11/17 8AM-3:30PM CCTW
PRC-7127-01 56614 TTH 1/31-4/20 8AM-3:30PM CCTW
PRC-7127-01 57367 TTH 5/23-8/3 8AM-3:30PM CCTW

 

Woodworking – Fundamentals

PRC 7100

Learn the heritage art of woodworking at the introductory level. Course work includes discussion on history and trends, practice, and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Upon completion, participants will be prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. Discussion is held at the beginning of class about what types of wood will work best for each student’s project and guidance is provided about obtaining wood. The quantity and purchase amount will vary per student and per project but will cost $50 or less. The Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW) has poplar wood for purchase. If students prefer wood other than poplar, it may be purchased elsewhere. Please call the instructor at 336-394-4718 for recommendations. Some students prefer to bring in wood from other sources. Neither Rockingham Community College staff nor the CCWW staff will cut down trees or retrieve fallen wood from private community members. Wood obtained from anywhere other than the CCWW must be inspected and approved by the instructor. Students must provide safety glasses and hearing protection. A $20 supply fee is included in the cost of this class.

Classes are held at the Center for Construction Trades and Woodworking (CCTW) located at 333 South Scales Street in Reidsville. This is the former Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW), which was renovated and renamed in Spring 2022.

Instructor: Smith Cost: $147
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7100-01 55972 W 8/31-11/16 5:45-9:15PM CCTW
PRC-7100-01 56612 W 2/1-4/19 5:45-9:15PM CCTW

 

Woodworking – Intermediate

PRC 7143

Learn the heritage art of woodworking at the intermediate level. Course work includes discussion on history and trends, practice, and information to build and supply appropriate studios. Upon completion, students are prepared to either advance to a higher skill level or to fabricate and market their goods. Students need wood for projects, which they learned about in the pre- requisite Fundamentals of Woodworking class. Wood obtained from anywhere other than the CCWW must be inspected and approved by the instructor. A $20 supply fee is included in the cost of this class.

Classes are held at the Center for Construction Trades and Woodworking (CCTW) located at 333 South Scales Street in Reidsville. This is the former Center for Creative Woodworking (CCWW), which was renovated and renamed in Spring 2022.

Instructor: Smith Cost: $147
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PRC-7143-01 55969 T 8/30-11/15 5:45PM-9:15PM CCTW
PRC-7143-02 55970 TH 9/1-11/17 5:45PM-9:15PM CCTW
PRC-7143-02 56613 T 1/31-4/18 5:45PM-9:15PM CCTW
PRC-7143-02 56825 TH 2/2-4/20 5:45PM-9:15PM CCTW
PRC-7143-03 57367 TTH 5/23-8/1 5:45PM-9:15PM CCTW

 

Address

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

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu