March 2020 Continuing Ed CoursesFeb 19, 2020
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:
Paramedic Initial: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 16, 2020-March 2, 2021, 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.
Emergency Medical Technician Initial: 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 3-July 14 (plus 8 a.m.-5 p.m. every other Saturday), 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.
Nursing Assistant I: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, March 9-April 27 (clinicals are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), RCC. 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. 2111.
Medication Aide: 5-9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, March 16-31, 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.
AHA ACLS Instructor: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 6, RCC. This is the classroom component that must be completed to become an ACLS instructor. For information on the complete requirements to become an American Heart Association instructor, visit: http://www.heart.org and follow the link for Instructors and Training Centers. Cost: $70. NC fee exempt status does apply. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2602.
CPR: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 20 or Saturday, March 28, 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.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8, RCC. ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. Pre-payment and pre-registration are required no later than three business days prior to the class. NC fee exempt status applies. Cost: $80. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2111.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 8, RCC. Pre-payment and pre-registration are required no later than three business days prior to the class. Cost: $80. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2111.
eLearning CPR Skills Practice and Testing: March 16-20, RCC. 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, 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 test 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 Monday/Wednesday 9-5; Tuesday/Thursday 9-7 and Friday 9-12. Appointments will be given in one-hour increments. To make an appointment contact Donna Thompson at 336-342-4261, ext. 2602 or email@example.com.
Open Shop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, RCC’s Center for Creative Woodworking. 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.
Woodturning Studio: 6-9 p.m. Mondays, March 16-May 4, RCC’s Center for Creative Woodworking. 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 to instruct on specific techniques and answer questions. Students can bring their own tools and safety equipment (face shield) or use what is available at the center. Students will need wood for projects. Students will have learned about the type and quantity of wood needed while completing the prerequisite Fundamentals of Woodturning class. Wood obtained from anywhere other than the CCWW must be inspected and approved by the instructor. Students will need miscellaneous wood, sandpaper, and finish. These items will cost approx. $100 and can be purchased from Wall Lumber, Lowes, online, or from the instructor. Cost: $90 (includes supply fee). Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Explore and Expand Careers
Auctioneering: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 17-July 18, location TBD. RCC offers one of only three accredited community college auctioneering schools in North Carolina. Students learn a wide variety of skills to prepare for a career in professional auctioneering, such as bid calling, voice control, rules and regulations. The NC Auctioneers license is reciprocated in 18 states. Cost: $180. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Intermediate Excel 2016: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, March 16-May 4, RCC. Through hands-on experience, learn the intermediate capabilities of Microsoft Excel 2016 and set yourself apart from the basic Excel user. Students should have a basic knowledge of computer skills prior to taking this course. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Intermediate Computer Skills: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 17-May 7, RCC. Through hands-on experience, learn the essential computer skills needed today and the capabilities expected in today’s workplace. Students should have a basic knowledge of computer skills prior to taking this course. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Vehicle Safety Inspection: 5-9 p.m. March 2-3, 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.
Effective Teacher Training: 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, March 3-25 or March 31-April 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: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, March 3-4, 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.
OBD/IM Emissions Training: 5-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10, 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.
Income Maintenance Caseworker: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 17-May 7, RCC. This NC FAST class is the second in a series of two classes offered through this statewide 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 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. Cost: $125. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Arts and Hobbies
Cake Decorating: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3-April 7, Elree’s Sweet Shop, Eden. Learn to design and decorate seasonal, birthday, and every day cakes, make frosting, and use different cake decorating tips. Design a cake to take home. Supplies extra. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Drawing with Colored Pencils: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 24-May 12, RCC. Drawing with colored pencils can enhance your creations. Learn how to properly blend colored pencils with traditional black to create colorful sketches. You will need a sketch pad (spiral bound regular size), a box of colored pencils, black pencils, eraser, and a sponge or paper towels 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.
Painting with Impressionist Background: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 25-May 13, RCC. A loosely painted Impressionist background with a more realistic focal point is the goal of this class. You will need a 16×20 canvas, tablecloth, paper plates and towels, a water container, and basic acrylic paint which will cost an additional $25-$30 and are needed for use during the first class. Brushes will be gone over in class. All skill levels welcome. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Watercolor Scenes: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, March 25-May 13, RCC. Paint using the proper watercolor supplies, techniques, color mixture, and methods. You will need tube watercolors, basic watercolor brushes, paper towels, table cloth, plate or mixing palette, pad of watercolor paper regular size 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, March 5-April 30, RCC’s Center for Creative Woodworking, Reidsville. Learn 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, work board (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.
Fundamentals of Woodturning: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, RCC’s Center for Creative Woodworking, Reidsville. This one-day “learn to turn” wood workshop is a much-abbreviated version of the eight-week turning class. It 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. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Black and White Photography: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 18-May 13, Tom Barbour Studio, Eden. Learn about removing color from a photograph so the focus can be on a monotone value as a single element. The class will then move into a more advanced session of portrait, landscape and motion photography. The course includes several Sunday field trips, with dates and times TBA after first class meeting. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Learn to Groom Your Own Dog: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3-April 7, 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. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Foraging for Wild Foods and Medicines: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, RCC. This course is held monthly, focusing on at least five wild plant species currently ready for harvest at that time. 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. Students discuss laws, responsible harvesting, and personal safety guidelines for wild-crafting food and medicine for personal use. Participants receive recipes for each wild plant species to take home and try first hand. Dress appropriately for fieldwork and bring bug spray. Cost: $30. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
Community Paths and Placemaking: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 24-April 28, RCC. This class includes both lecture and design studio instruction elements. Community development and connection are essential to neighborhood success. Walking, landscaping, and environmental quality are fundamental to town and suburban contexts as much as they are natural areas. Would you like to learn how to improve your neighborhood? This course covers concepts needed to design and implement strategies to revitalize and connect neighborhoods to healthy environmental and economic systems, as well as to one another. Topics include asset-based development, walkability, outdoor recreation, environmental systems, site assessment, and activity-based modeling of local physical settings, populations, and behaviors related to foot traffic such as shopping, recreational walking, or commuting to jobs and schools. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a place-based community development plan. Cost: $70. Info: 336-342-4261 ext. 2333.
For more information, please call 336-342-4261, ext. 2333 or visit www.rockinghamcc.edu/non-credit.
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