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January non-credit courses

Nov 17, 2023

Rockingham Community College has an impressive slate of non-credit courses starting in early 2024 that are open for registration now.  

A $180 Eagle Train and Gain Scholarship is available for the following courses: Certified Guest Service Professional, Certified Production Technician, Comp TIA A+ IT Technician, Central Sterile Processing, Certified Professional Coder Bootcamp EMT, and Pharmacy Technician. The scholarship form can be found here:  https://www.cognitoforms.com/RCCAdmissions/EagleTrainGainScholarship


Certified Guest Service Professional: Jan. 23-April 20, online. Get an overview of the lodging industry, and an in-depth look at common line-level positions within hotels. Core topics focus on positions a lodging operation, including front desk, reservations, housekeeping, bell services, restaurant service, banquet setup, and property management systems utilized in most major hotel operations. Guest service professionalism and career exploration are additional components of this program. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to sit for the Certified Guest Service Professional certification from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. Cost: $185.  

Certified Production Technician 4.0: Jan. 29-April 3, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-9:30 p.m., RCC plus online. This is a brand-new 10-week course teaches the basic and technical skills needed to prepare for an advanced, high-performance career in a manufacturing environment. Topics: Safety, quality practices and measurement; manufacturing processes and production; maintenance awareness and green production. Cost: $190. 

CompTIA A+ IT Technician: Jan. 25-May 2, Thursdays 6-8 p.m., RCC plus online. Gain the knowledge and skills required for a career as an entry-level IT professional or personal computer service technician. Learn to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. This course helps prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Cost: $190. 

Computer Basics: Jan. 26-Feb. 16, Fridays 9 a.m.-noon, RCC. Develop computer skills essential for success in today’s technology-driven workplace. Learn basic functions of Microsoft Word and Excel, email, internet navigation, file organization, uploads/downloads, and resources for keyboarding skills. Cost: $70, but is waived for most students. 

DSS Caseworker: Jan. 31-March 20, Mondays and Wednesdays 6-9 p.m., RCC. Obtain employability skills training and do career exploration for the role of an income maintenance caseworker within Division of Social Service agencies. Note: Phase II of this training,will be held March 25-May 15, same days and time. Cost: $125 for each phase, but Phase II students should ask about the Eagle Train & Gain Scholarship! 

Electronics Technician – Basic Electricity: Jan. 17-March 18, Mondays and Wednesdays 8-11 a.m., RCC. Students are introduced to how Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, smart factories, and cyber-physical systems are disrupting the manufacturing industry and their impact and implication. Gain knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively with electricity. Lab work includes building, testing and troubleshooting AC/DC circuits and examining the operating voltages and currents. Successful students will pass three industry-recognized credential exams: Industry 4.0 Fundamentals, Electricity DC Fundamentals, and Electricity AC Fundamentals. Cost: $135. 

Notary Public: Jan. 20, Saturday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., RCC. Students learn the requirements and qualifications of the notary public office. Cost: $70 plus book. 

Personal Enrichment 

Exploring Clay: Jan. 8-March 11, Mondays 1-4 p.m. or Jan. 10-Feb. 28, Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m., RCC. Learn to design and make pottery using a potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques in this 24-hour course. All skill levels welcome. Clay, glaze materials and firings provided. Cost: $123. 

Cabinetmaking: Jan. 9-April 24, Mondays and Wednesdays 8 a.m.-noon, or Jan. 9-May 8, Mondays and Wednesdays 6-9 p.m., Freeman’s Wood Crafters in Eden. Learn the fundamental techniques of cabinetmaking; the difference between store-bought and custom cabinets; proper selection of wood, materials, tools and finishes; how to plan, blueprint and build your own small case good; understand installation; and estimate project costs. Cost: $220 plus materials. 

Financial Literacy: Jan. 17-April 24, Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. online. Topics include budgeting, credit cards and loans, managing debt, credit reports, insurance, preparing for disaster, financial planning, and buying a home. Cost: $70. 

Intermediate Woodworking: Jan. 16-April 4, Tuesdays or Thursdays 5:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m., downtown 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: $147 plus materials. 

Fine Points of Furniture Construction: Jan. 9-April 11, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., downtown Reidsville. This advanced woodworking course is only open to students who have taken the Fundamentals in Woodworking course. Cost: $202 plus materials. 

Fundamentals of Woodworking: Jan. 17-April 3, Wednesdays 5:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m., 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 

Painting Snowfall in Austria: Jan. 10-Feb. 28, Wednesdays 1-4 p.m., RCC. Paint a winter landscape of this European county. Any level painter is welcome. Students must bring supplies. Cost: $73. 


EMT Initial: Jan. 8-May 13, Mondays and Wednesdays 6-10 p.m. and every other Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., RCC. Also offered Jan. 16-May 16 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-10 p.m. and every other Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Madison Rescue Squad. Learn basic life support skills. Emergency Medical Technicians work for EMS, fire departments, hospitals, rescue squads, and physician offices. Class includes lecture, hands-on skills, and field clinical opportunities. Complete successfully to be eligible to sit for the N.C. or National Registry EMT exam. Cost: $258. 

Central Sterile Processing: Jan. 27-April 6 online, plus Jan. 26, Friday 9 a.m.-noon on campus, and Jan. 27 and March 23, Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on campus. Learn the field of sterile processing and central service supply. Work in the field or continue into the Surgical Technology program at RCC. Develop skills necessary to properly handle sterile and nonsterile supplies and equipment for patient care. Graduates receive a certificate and are prepared to take the National Institute for Certification of Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel Exam (CBSPD). Cost: $182 plus book. 

Certified Professional Coder Bootcamp: Jan. 23-April 30, Tuesdays 5:30-8:30 p.m., RCC plus online. Learn the medical coding skills necessary for healthcare professionals and the application of CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM codes. Students practice reviewing and assigning proper procedure and diagnostic codes. Students leave prepared for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coders (CPC) industry-recognized credential. Basic coding knowledge is recommended. Cost: $190. 

CPR: Jan. 27, Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., RCC. Learn to recognize an emergency or signs of heart attack, care for choking victims, rescue breathing and CPR. Introduces defibrillator. Earn an American Heart Association/Basic Life Support recognition card valid for two years. Cost: $55. Info: 336-342-4261, ext. 2602. 

Pharmacy Technician: Jan. 23-May 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m. and Jan. 16, Tuesday 5-8 p.m., RCC, plus online. Learn the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in hospital and retail settings under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Cost: $192. 

Unless otherwise noted, additional information and registration on these courses is available by calling 336-342-4261 ext. 2333 or visiting  https://www.rockinghamcc.edu/coned/.  

To see the entire Spring lineup, visit  https://www.rockinghamcc.edu/, click on Schedules & Publications at the top, and you’ll find the “2024 Spring Continuing Education Course Catalog.”


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