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Career Skills, Broaden Your Interests

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Workforce Development and Career Readiness (WDCR) department, formerly Continuing Education, places an emphasis on the value of lifelong education and provides a variety of classes to meet the needs and interests of individuals, businesses and industries in the area. COA provides occupational, academic, avocational and practical skills classes for people 18 years of age or older and for those who need vocational or professional retraining and upgrading, and workshops for fun or personal enrichment.

Get Started

Contact a staff member at your campus to make sure the classes you’re interested in are still open.

Program/Department Contact
WDCR Edenton-Chowan Campus Kristy LaLonde
252-482-7900 ext. 6012
WDCR Elizabeth City Campus Robin Zinsmeister
252-335-0821 ext. 2362
WDCR Roanoke Island Campus Sherri May
252-473-2264 ext. 7511
Career Readiness Center 252-335-0821 ext. 2242 or ext. 2253
Certification/Licensing Kristy LaLonde
252-482-7900 ext. 6012
Customized Industry Training Robin Zinsmeister
252-335-0821 ext. 2362
Ed2Go Online Classes Kristy LaLonde
252-482-7900 ext. 6012
Emergency Medical Services Training Caitlin Wilson
252-335-0821 ext. 2518
EMS and Paramedic Training John Wilson
252-335-0821 ext. 2519
Fire/Rescue Training Billy Bass
252-335-0821 ext. 2422
Law Enforcement Training Cheryl Griffin
252-335-0821 ext. 2210
Small Business Center Training/AMA Certification Laura Rollinson
252-335-0821 ext. 2231
Small Business Center Consulting and Startups Ginger O’Neal
252-335-0821 ext. 2370

Option 1

Complete the WDCR registration form PDF. Email, fax, mail or hand deliver your noncredit registration form and payment to the campus where your class is located.

Option 2

Register and pay for your classes online by visiting WebAdvisor, or call to register by phone (for most classes that don’t require additional forms, documents or prerequisites). COA accepts cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard™, Discover™, American Express™ and Visa™.


If you’re sponsoring a student’s registration, you’ll need to register by phone or in person at a campus location. A sponsor can be an employer, parent, agency or anyone who’s registering a student.

Refund Policy

A full refund is provided to students who drop a class at least one day before the class start date. A 75 percent refund may be available to students who complete 10 percent or less of the class.

Featured Classes

EMS Training

Emergency Medical Services Training

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training courses meet both the initial training and Workforce Development and Career Readiness (WDCR) requirements for medical responders within College of The Albemarle’ (COA) service area. […]

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Tourism and Hospitality Certifications

Hospitality & Tourism Certifications

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Workforce Development and Career Readiness (WDCR) at the Roanoke Island Campus offers three certifications for the hospitality and tourism industry: Reservations, Housekeeping and Maintenance. How […]

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Basic Law Enforcement Training program

Law Enforcement Training

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) BLET is a 16-week certificate program, typically offered twice a year, and designed to give you the essential skills required for entry-level employment as a […]

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Motorcycle Safety Class

Motorcycle Safety

Learn to Ride In College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Motorcycle Safety course, you’ll learn to ride in an atmosphere proven to reduce risks. Most self-taught riders are unaware of the […]

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Nurse Aide

Nurse Aide I & II

COA’s Nurse Aide curriculum will prepare you to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages. Course topics include: […]

About Nurse Aide I & II

Pharmacy Technician

This course is designed to provide instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include: […]

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