June-July 2021 Continuing Ed CoursesJun 21, 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 this June and July:
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Notary Public: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, July 10, or July 24, RCC. Students learn the requirements and qualifications of the notary public office. Prepayment and purchase of Notary Book 11th Edition required. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Effective Teacher Training: July 19-Aug. 13, online. 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.
CPR: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, Friday, July 9, or Saturday, July 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, ext. 2602.
First Aid: Saturday, June 26, RCC. Learn critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until EMS arrives. To preregister, call Donna Thompson at 336-342-4261 x2602.
eLearning CPR Skills Practice and Testing: Monday-Friday, June 7-11, RCC. Students should schedule a Skills Practice and Testing session first. Then, an online cognitive portion, provided by AHA, enables students to learn at their own pace. A hands-on skills practice and testing session complete the certification. Appointments are given in one-hour increments. Cost: $35. To make an appointment call 336-342-4261 ext. 2602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foraging: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, RCC. Each monthly session focuses on at least five different wild plant species ready for harvest. 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, and receive recipes for each wild plant species. Dress appropriately for fieldwork and bring bug spray. Cost: $30. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Land Management & Planning: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, July 13-15 online, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, RCC. Sustainable stewardship of private lands is introduced in this brief eight-hour class that includes four hours of online instruction culminating with a four-hour campus wildlife habitat and forestry walk-through and site demonstration. 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. Cost: Due to a generous Duke Energy Foundation Nature Grant, the class is offered free. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.