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January 2020 Con Ed Courses

Dec 10, 2019

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 (or awesome Christmas gift!), Rockingham Community College offers a variety of short-term, continuing education courses designed to meet your needs:

Job search

Jump into the Workforce: Jan. 3-May 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, NC Works in Madison. This is an open lab that acts as a one-stop shop for job seekers. Instructors are trained to help individuals with job applications, job searches, resumes, cover letters and much more. Students also have the option to earn a nationally recognized Career Readiness Certificate that will help them stand out in a crowd of job applicants. Students may be eligible for a registration fee waiver 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 two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty guidelines. Cost: $180. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Job Seeker’s Lab: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 9-May 14, NC Works in Madison. Learn the skills needed to successfully enter and remain in the workforce. Individuals will learn how to answer opened interview questions, use online job application websites and receive face-to-face interview practice. Workshops are also available during this lab time. Students may be eligible for a registration fee waiver 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 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Cost: $180. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Jump into the Workforce: Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 9-May 14, daytime session 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at NC Works in Madison, or evening session 5-9 p.m. at the Goodwill Resource Center in Reidsville. This is an open lab that acts as a one-stop shop for job seekers. Instructors are trained to help individuals with job applications, job searches, resumes, cover letters and much more. Students also have the option to earn a nationally recognized Career Readiness Certificate that will help them stand out in a crowd of job applicants. Students may be eligible for a registration fee waiver 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 two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty guidelines. Cost: $180. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Woodworking

Woodturning Studio: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 6-March 2, RCC’s Center for Creative Woodworking. Students work on independent projects or learn something new. All skill levels welcome. The instructor and CCWW staff will be available to work with students closely. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Woodturning. $20 supply fee included. Students will need misc. wood, sandpaper, and finish. These items will cost approx. $100. Cost: $145. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Fundamentals of Woodturning Workshop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, RCC’s Center for Creative Woodworking, 333 S. Scales St., Reidsville. This “learn to turn” wood workshop, a much-abbreviated version of the eight-week class, focuses on safety, tools, sharpening, chucks, and techniques. The scope of several projects will be covered, demonstrating a variety of aspects of turning. Students can bring their own tools and safety equipment (face shield) or use what is available at the center. The instructor will provide wood and any other needed supplies. 30-minute lunch break. $20 supply fee included. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Open Shop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, RCC’s Center for Creative Woodworking in downtown Reidsville. Woodturning enthusiasts and beginners alike may bring their own projects to work on at the CCWW. A knowledgeable and experienced instructor will be available to work with students closely to instruct on specific techniques and answer questions. Students can bring their own tools and safety equipment (face shield, hearing protection) or use tools and safety equipment we have at the center. Students will need miscellaneous wood, sandpaper, and finish. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Fundamentals of Woodworking: 5:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 28-April 14, RCC’s Center for Creative Woodworking in downtown Reidsville. Learn the heritage art of woodworking at the introductory level. Course includes discussion on history and trends, practice, and information to build and supply a studio. Discussion about types of wood suitable for each student’s project and guidance is provided about obtaining wood. Cost: $145 plus purchase of wood. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Fine Points of Furniture Construction: 5:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 28-April 16, RCC’s Center for Creative Woodworking in downtown Reidsville. Learn the heritage art of woodworking at an advanced level. Course includes discussion on history and trends, practice, and information to build and supply a studio. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Woodworking. Cost: $200 plus purchase of wood. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Intermediate Woodworking: 5:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 30-April 16, RCC’s Center for Creative Woodworking, 333 S. Scales St., Reidsville. Learn the heritage art of woodworking at the intermediate level. Course includes discussion on history and trends, practice, and information to build and supply a studio. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Woodworking. Cost: $145 plus purchase of wood. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Health

Nurse Aide I: Daytime session: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Jan. 7-Feb. 25; clinicals are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Or take the evening session: 5:30-10 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 7-April 21. Learn about a career as a certified nurse aide. The program is a 168-hour course that takes 8-12 weeks to complete. Many individuals use the program as a precursor to the Associate Degree Nursing program or to gain employment within the medical field. Documentation required prior to registration. Cost: $206. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Pharmacy Tech: 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays/Thursdays, plus online, Jan. 7-April 28, RCC. Learn technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, outpatient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. Upon completion, students should be prepared to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings, and apply for national certification and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). The cost to apply for national certification and take the certification exam is approximately $130 and is not included in tuition. Cost: $180. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Medication Aide: 5-9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, Jan. 13-28, RCC. This course is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified as a Medication Aide. The course will cover six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics include medication administration via the oral, topical, and instillation routes; medical asepsis; hand hygiene; terminology; and legal implications. Upon completion, students should be able to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry. A textbook is required (approx. $15 at RCC bookstore) and the certification exam is approx. $15. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

CPR: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 or Saturday, Jan. 25, RCC. Class for health care providers. Learn how to recognize an emergency, care for conscious and unconscious choking victims, recognize heart attack signs, rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This course also introduces automated external defibrillation and is approved by American Heart Association. Upon completion, students receive an AHA/BLS recognition card valid for two years. No fee exemptions. Prepayment and pre-registration by Aug. 17. Cost: $55. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2602.

Emergency Medical Technician Initial: 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 7-May 1 (plus 8 a.m.-5 p.m. every other Saturday, starting Jan. 18). Another session will be held 6-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 13-May 11 (plus 8 a.m.-5 p.m. every other Saturday, starting Jan. 25), RCC. Learn basic life support skills. EMTs are able to function in many areas including EMS systems, fire departments, hospitals, rescue squads and physician offices. The class consists of lectures and hands-on skills instruction as well as field clinical opportunities. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to sit for the North Carolina or National Registry EMT examination. Textbook and workbooks required. Cost: $248 (includes fees and malpractice insurance, not books). Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2111.

Paramedic Initial: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 8-Dec. 10, on Wednesdays plus Mondays or Thursdays on alternating weeks, RCC. Learn to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Employment opportunities include providers of emergency medical services, convalescent ambulance services, fire departments, rescue agencies, hospital specialty areas, industry, educational and government agencies. Class includes lectures, hands-on skills instruction, and field clinical opportunities. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to sit for the State Paramedic examination. Students must be certified as a North Carolina or National Registry EMT. Class costs includes tuition of $360 and additional fees of clinical uniform shirts, CPR card, and malpractice and accident insurance, of $366, for a total cost of $726. NC fee-exempt status applies. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2111.

Information Technology

CompTIA Cybersecurity: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 13-May 4, RCC. This course prepares students to evaluate the weaknesses of traditional and wireless networks for the purpose of incident response, reconstruction, and investigative techniques. This course is intended for professionals looking to perform data analysis and interpret the results, use threat detection tools, and protect applications and systems within an organization. Skills covered include threat and vulnerability management, security architecture, and cyber-incident response. In addition, students will prepare for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) exam. Intermediate information technology skill level is recommended. This is a hybrid course and class will meet face-to-face one night a week. A portion of coursework will be delivered online. Prepayment of tuition, $180 and purchase of CengageUnlimited (course ebook and access code), $120 is required. Registration fees do not include CompTIA CySA+ certification exam fees. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Basic Computer Skills: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 14-March 5, RCC. Learn the fundamental and basic computer skills needed in the 21st century. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Introduction to MS Excel 2016: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 13-March 9, RCC. Learn the fundamental and basic skills of Excel 2016.Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Explore and Expand Careers

Effective Teacher Training: 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 7-29, RCC. Potential substitute teachers learn how to be successful in a classroom setting. This course is required by Rockingham County Schools in order to gain employment as a substitute teacher. Cost: $125. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Notary Public: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, RCC. Students learn the requirements and qualifications of the notary public office. Prepayment and purchase of Notary Book 11th Edition are required. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Animal Care: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9-April 2, Get Your Groom On, 311 Academy St., Madison, and Jan. 15-July 3 online. This hybrid program is designed for students who would like to assist a veterinarian in maximizing the health care of animals. The program is intended to train individuals to gain knowledge, basic skills and dog grooming abilities necessary to perform in a veterinary office at an entry level position. Fee includes dog grooming classes and online veterinary assistant courses. Labs will require purchase of tools to groom your pet. Cost: $180. Info: 336-342-4261, ext. 2124.

Dog Grooming: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9-April 2, Get Your Groom On, 311 Academy St., Madison. Course topics include small animal grooming, proper use and care of professional grooming tools, basic small animal anatomy, animal safety, handling/controlling small animals, parasite recognition, animal first aid, and skin disorders. Business operation basics will also be taught including simple record keeping, retail merchandising, knowledge of supplies and shop setup, proper client/technician/veterinary relationships, and appropriate business telephone use. Cost: $125. Info: 336-342-4261, ext. 2124.

Learn to Groom Your Own Dog: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 14-Feb. 18, Get Your Groom On, Madison. Hands-on instructions for head-to-toe pet grooming. Includes bathing, body trims, nail care, skin care and pad trimming. All fur babies welcome. Get Your Groom On is located at 311 Academy St., Madison. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Beginning Digital Photography: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15-March 11, Tom Barbour’s Photography Studio in Eden. This course introduces first-time users of digital cameras to its uses, capabilities, limitations, functions, and advantages over traditional film cameras. Coursework includes lighting techniques, subject selection, processing images, and printing. Upon completion, students can apply their knowledge for general purpose shooting as well as specialized applications for documentation, insurance, advertising, and internet marketplaces (eBay/Craigslist). This course will include several Sunday field trips. Dates and times TBA after first class meeting. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Chainsaw Safety: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10-11, RCC. Chainsaw safety classroom and field training is covered during this two-day USFS certified training session by Helton Forestry Enterprises. Due to significant storm damage to area trails, the need for certified and re-certified chainsaw operators is a critical issue. Participants will learn basics of chainsaw job hazard analysis, use and maintenance, directional felling, as well as saw tasks and techniques. Students will perform chainsaw operations and be evaluated on their skill level under the guidance of one of the more experienced USFS qualified instructor/certifiers in NC. Certificates will be awarded to all participants. Chainsaws will be provided. Gloves, hard hat, safety goggles and chaps should be furnished by student. Leather boots (required). Cost: $200. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Welding for Beginners: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11-May 2, RCC. Welding Levels 1, 2 and 3 will be held simultaneously. Levels 1 and 2 emphasize SMAW (stick) and GMAW (MIG) welding. Level 3 emphasizes GTAW welding. Students are to bring their own welding helmet, gloves, welding sleeves or welding jacket, welding pliers, safety glasses, and closed-toe shoes (preferably leather). These items cost approx. $250-$400. Financial assistance may be available for the Level 1 class. Cost, which includes a supply fee: $200 for Level 1, and $270 for Levels 2 and 3. Info: 336-342-4261, ext. 2333.

OBD/IM Emissions Training: 5-9 p.m. Jan. 13-14, 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 ext. 2333.

Vehicle Safety Inspection: 5-9 p.m. Jan. 6-7, 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 ext. 2333.

DSS Caseworker Phase 1: Two sessions available. 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 14-March 3, or 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 14-Feb. 13, RCC. This NC FAST class is the first in a series of two classes offered through this statewide program. Both must be successfully completed in order to gain certification. The second class is “HSE-3220: Income Maintenance Caseworker” and it will begin on March 17. 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 may be eligible for registration fee waiver. Cost: $125. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Fine Arts

Painting a Chinqua Penn Scene: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 26, RCC. Paint a scene of a favorite local destination. This acrylic landscape painting class will work from a reference photo taken by photographer Rhonda Tuck. You will need a 16×20 canvas, tablecloth, water container, paper towels and plates, and basic acrylic paints and brushes which will cost an additional $25-$30 and are needed for use during the first class. All skill levels welcome. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Watercolor Landscapes: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 26, RCC. Paint beautiful watercolor landscapes and learn to finish multiple artworks. You will need watercolor pad paper regular size, tubes of watercolor paints, basic brushes made for watercolor, paper towels, a mixing plate or dish, and a water container which will cost an additional $20 and are needed for use during the first class. All skill levels welcome. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Fundamentals of Stained Glass: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 27, RCC’s Center for Creative Woodworking, 333 S. Scales St., Reidsville. Learn stained glass making artistry at the introductory level. Course 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. Register early – only six students allowed per class. Cost: $90. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Pottery Making: Evening session, 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 13-May 4 or Wednesdays, Jan. 15-April 29, or daytime session, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Jan. 15-29, RCC’s Center for Creative Arts. Learn how to design and make pottery using the potter’s wheel and various hand-building techniques. This 48-hour course is open to all levels and will focus on individual instruction. Students will take their ideas through the entire process, from clay processing to glazing to the kiln. Daily demonstrations will be supplemented with handouts, slide talks and videos. Beginners in clay will leave with a solid foundation and understanding of working in a cooperative pottery studio and more advanced makers will be able to focus in and further develop their ideas. Clay, glaze materials and firings will be provided. Cost: $175. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

Ceramic Design: 6-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 13-May 4, RCC’s Center for Creative Arts. Develop the skills you need to work with clay. This 96-hour course will provide students with the skills and techniques they need to make functional and decorative objects out of clay. Using the potter’s wheel and various hand-building techniques, students will take their designs from clay to glazed and fired ceramic pieces. The class will also cover the essentials of ceramic glazes and the operation of both electric and gas kilns. Individual instruction will be supplemented with daily demonstrations, slide talks, handouts and videos. Beginners in clay will leave with a solid foundation and understanding of the pottery studio and more advanced makers will be able to focus in and further develop their ideas. Clay, glaze materials and firings will be provided. Cost: $280. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

The Art of Drawing: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 21-March 10. Learn the art of drawing a variety of subjects. A sketch diary will be kept. You will need a regular size spiral bound sketch pad, pencils, eraser, sponge or paper towels, which will cost an additional $15 and are needed for use during the first class. All skill levels welcome. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.

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at Rockingham Community College

Address

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

Hours

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

Contact

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