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Professional and Personal Development

If you’re interested in a class, please register early; however, you can register at any time with payment due before the class starts. If a class has already started, call to have your name added to a waiting list.

How to Register

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In Person

COA Roanoke Island Campus (RIC)
(across from Island Pharmacy)
205 Highway 64 S.
Manteo, NC 27954

By Phone

To register, call 252-473-2264 ext. 7511 or 252-335-0821 ext. 2250.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to Dare County residents for occupational and technical classes. Among them are the State Employees Credit Union, Golden LEAF and the Milton Jewell Scholarship provided by the Outer Banks Community Foundation. The Northeastern Workforce Development Board has assistance for some classes — call 252-480-3500 for information. All of these scholarships are needs based and you must complete and return an application.

Administrative Office Hours

Semester Days Hours
Modified summer schedule:
May 13 – July 26, 2019
Monday – Thursday:
Friday:
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
closed
Fall 2019 Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Spring 2020 Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2019 Class Schedules

Last updated: June 11, 2019

Drones: An Introduction (16 hours)

#51703

Our introductory class will act as an awareness of local and FAA restrictions, weather factors, flight safety, airmanship and aeronautical decision-making. The class will also focus on the commercial outputting of film editing with both still and video photography used. Additionally, the class will also serve as a study guide for the Unmanned Aircraft General (small) Certification needed for business or non-recreational use such as real estate or other commercial-based photography. The FAA exam for Certification to fly drones is available at the Elizabeth City campus with prior sign up and additional fee. Actual drone practice flight time will be available with the college’s drones and times may vary due to weather conditions. Computer skills are required. Limited enrollment of eight students, so sign up early.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Aug. 1 – 27 Tuesday, Thursday 5 – 7 p.m. $80 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A

NC Building Code Standard Inspection Building Level III (40 hours)

This course will review the 2018 NC Building Code and the NC Energy Code and will prepare the candidate for the qualifying examination for Standard Certificate. It’s geared for individuals who have the responsibility of inspecting buildings of all sizes including buildings larger than 60,000 square feet and higher than four stories. This class will also allow the individual to gain a working knowledge of the Code as it applies to residential and commercial inspections and to be able to apply the Code to problems presented during the course. Need to pre-register and need code books.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
June 22 – 30 Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. $125 R. Godsey Dare Ctr

NC Vehicle Safety Inspection (8 hours)

#51919

This course prepares auto technicians and service personnel as safety and emissions inspectors for motor vehicles. Also prepares student to pass the qualification exam for certification to be used at a licensed inspection station. Must possess a valid in North Carolina driver’s license and have two years’ experience. Part of second night is held in a local garage. Please pre-register.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
June 11 and 13 Tuesday, Thursday 6 – 10 p.m. $70 T. Maher RIC: PAB 201B

Notary (6 hours)

#51542/52166

This course is designed to prepare students to be commissioned/appointed as a Notary Public. A valid driver’s license or photo identification is required and one must be a high school/GED graduate. You must have the book Notary Public Guidebook for North Carolina, 11th edition to be a Notary. It may be purchased from Elizabeth City Campus Bookstore at 252-331-5964 or Downtown Books in Manteo at 252-473-1056. You’ll be responsible for mailing in notary certificate fee to the state after successful completion of the class and test. If you have an unexpired commission and need to renew, please go online to the North Carolina Secretary of State website. Class includes a lunch break on your own.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
June 8 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 W. McCown RIC: PAB 201B
July 13 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 W. McCown RIC: PAB 201B

Safe Driver-DDC10 (4 hours)

This four-hour class from the National Safety Council of North Carolina is designed to increase awareness of the need for and the benefits of defensive driving. This class may help you get a discount on your auto insurance or lower your points. Class may meet court requirements if you get a ticket. This class is for all drivers between 16 and 100. Price includes study guide and certificate. You must be pre-registered two business days before to attend class and you’ll need to provide your driver’s license information. The eight-hour class is available in Elizabeth City.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 29
canceled
Wednesday 5 – 9 p.m. $75 S. May RIC: BSE 102
July 29 Monday 5 – 9 p.m. $75 S. May RIC: BSE 102
Aug. 27 Tuesday 5 – 9 p.m. $75 S. May RIC: BSE 102

Hospitality and Tourism Classes

Career Readiness (24 hours)

#51818

This course builds on the Customer Service and Soft Skills taught in the first core class. Emphasis will be on soft skills, finding a job in your areas of expertise, and enhance your employability and income potential or business. Learn how to serve both customers and your company. A certificate of completion that can be added to your resume/portfolio will be awarded upon successful completion of the class. This class is fee waived for unemployed/low income students. Please register no later than three business days before the class.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
April 10 – May 29 Wednesday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 Bradley RIC: PAB 202

New sections start Sep. 25. Call 252-473-2264 ext. 7511 to be placed on our notification list.

Management Skills Classes

Achieving Success with Difficult People (Ed2Go)

Discover how to have more successful relationships with difficult bosses, co-workers, students, neighbors or relatives.

Date Fee Location Register
Every month $70 online Visit Ed2Go

Get Assertive (Ed2Go)

Are you tired of being intimidated and treated badly by others? Get the assertiveness training you need in order to be more confident and powerful with family members, friends, bosses, co-workers, professionals, service people and even total strangers. Discover how you lose your power when you talk and what you can do to get it back. Learn how to effectively deal with anger and criticism.

Date Fee Location Register
Every month $70 online Ed2Go website

Project Management Fundamentals (Ed2Go)

If you’re organized, perceptive, detail-oriented and an excellent communicator, you might just have what it takes to succeed in the fast growing field of project management. This course will also help you prepare for the internationally recognized Project Management Professional and Certified Associate exams offered by the Project Management Institute.

Date Fee Location Register
Every month $70 online Register by visiting Ed2Go

Education, Language

Teaching Students with Autism: Strategies for Success (Ed2Go)

Help your students with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome unlock their potential in the classroom.

Date Fee Location Register
Every month $70 online Sign up online at Ed2Go

Grammar Refresher (Ed2Go)

Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, correct documents and presentations.

Date Fee Location Register
Every month $70 online Sign up at Ed2Go

Medical and Health Occupation Classes

Nurse Aide I (160 hours) Hybrid

(next start date is Aug. 20)
#51539

This course prepares graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis on aging process including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly, patient’s rights, nutrition management, elimination procedures, safe environment, restorative services, personal and special care procedures and activities, human body structure and function and related common disease/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Clinicals will be held off campus and are full eight-hour days. This class is partially online so you must have access to a computer and the internet. You must be able to pass a background check. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide I by the North Carolina Division of Facility Services. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per class.

Prior to enrollment: Students must have an Accuplacer test or equivalent college class. Call 252-335-0821 ext. 2253 to schedule test at Dare. Plus you must attend the mandatory orientation. A packet for orientation will be handed out once you have registered for the class.

Prior to clinical — Verified by nurse aide instructor: Must complete a student medical form with complete official immunization record and background check.

Please be aware nurse aide students are required to do a two-step PPD process ($70 submission fee to Castle Branch).

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 9 – July 18
canceled
Tuesday,
Thursday
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.+ $237.50 various RIC: BSE 101

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach (Ed2Go)

Prepare for a career in the health services industry by learning medical terminology in a memorable and enjoyable fashion.

Date Fee Location Register
Every month $70 online Sign up at Ed2Go

Human Resource Development (HRD)/Job Skills

HRD/Information for Job Seekers (3 hours)

This class assists students in their pursuit of employment in today’s challenging global economy. Content will include a review of vital topics such as creating an effective resume, job search strategies, preparing for the interview and job retention. Course fee may be waived for unemployed/low income students. You must be pre-registered.

Frequency Organization Location Contact
Classes held regularly NC Works Career Center 2522 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC
(milepost 10.5)
252-480-3500

Personal Enrichment Classes

You can now register online for many of these classes.

Pottery (Ceramics) (24 hours)

In this class, students will learn and practice pottery and ceramic skills. Starting with hand built, coil, pinch pots, etc. you will advance to using the wheel and tools. The instructor will help you perfect your skills creating useful and decorative pottery. All levels are welcome. Please pre-register. Fee includes most supplies.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
March 26 – May 21 Tuesday 9 a.m. – noon $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104
March 26 – May 21 Wednesday 6 – 9 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104
March 27 – May 22 Friday 9 a.m. – noon $120 R. York RIC: PAB 104
May 28 – July 30
full
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104
May 29 – July 24 Wednesday 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104
May 30 – July 18
(20 hours)
Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104

Genealogy Basics (Ed2Go)

Learn where to look, who to contact, and how to use research tools to begin an exciting and fascinating exploration of your roots.

Date Fee Location Register
Every month $70 online Register online at Ed2Go

Open Jewelry Lab (24 hours)

Use the studio to work independently on jewelry projects. Student will supply his/her own materials. All levels are welcome. Total of eight classes. Please pre-register as space is limited.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
June 5 – Aug. 14 Monday, Wednesday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 K. Osgood RIC: PAB 208

Painting (24 hours)

In this two-hour class, students will learn basic principles of painting in a variety of media over a 8 week period. Topics covered include different painting surfaces, painting tools and their use. Students will learn what methods are best suited to them and will explore their creativity. Students will supply their own paint brushes, canvases, rags and paints. Please pre-register.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
March 26 – May 22 Wednesday 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. $70 R. York RIC: PAB 207
May 29 – July 24 Wednesday 1 – 5 p.m. $70 R. York RIC: PAB 207

Fire Academy

Please call 252-335-0821 ext. 2369 for information on fire academies.

Certification Classes

NC Vehicle Safety Inspection (8 hours)

This course prepares auto technicians and service personnel as safety and emissions inspectors for motor vehicles. Also prepares student to pass the qualification exam for certification to be used at a licensed inspection station. Must possess a valid in North Carolina driver’s license and have two years experience. Part of second night is held in a local garage. Please pre-register.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Oct. 22 and 24 Tuesday, Thursday 6 – 10 p.m. $70 T. Maher RIC: PAB 201

Notary (6 hours)

This course is designed to prepare students to be commissioned/appointed as a Notary Public. The book and a valid driver’s license or photo identification is required and one must be a high school/GED graduate. Notary Public Guidebook for North Carolina, 11th edition 2016 is required to own and can be purchased from Elizabeth City Campus Bookstore at 252-331-5964 or Downtown Books in Manteo at 252-473-1056. You’ll be responsible for mailing in notary certificate fee to the state after successful completion of the class/test. If you have an unexpired commission and need to renew, please go online to the North Carolina Secretary of State website. Please pre-register.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBA Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 W. McCown RIC: PAB 201
TBA Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 W. McCown RIC: PAB 201

Pool and Spa Certification (BLAFT) (9 hours)

Instruction and techniques are taught (with off campus visit to local pool.) Students should bring a pencil, highlighter and a calculator to class. Fee includes manual and written test required by the NC Department of Environmental Health. One hour for lunch on your own. Must be registered two business days before class.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Sep. 16 Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. $195 T. Suchy RIC: PAB 201B

Safe Driver/Defensive Driver (4 hours)

#49719

This four-hour class is designed to increase awareness of the need for and the benefits of defensive driving. May help you get a discount on your auto insurance or lower your points. Class may meet court requirements if you get a ticket. Price includes workbook and certificate. You must be pre-registered at least two business days before to attend class. The eight-hour class is available in Elizabeth City.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Aug. 27 Tuesday 4:45 – 8:45 p.m. $75 S. May RIC: BSE 102
Oct. 1 Tuesday 4:45 – 8:45 p.m. $75 S. May RIC: BSE 102
Dec. 2 Monday 4:45 – 8:45 p.m. $75 S. May RIC: BSE 102

Computer, Technology and Photography Classes

Beginning Computer Skills for the Workplace/HRD (24 hours)

This course is designed for students wanting to improve their computer skills. It includes basic terminology, word processing, printing a document, keyboarding, searching job sites, data entry and more. It’ll help you polish and acquire skills to make you more marketable in the workplace. Limited enrollment. Class fee may be waived for unemployed/low income.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Oct. 28 – Nov. 25 Monday, Thursday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 McMaster RIC: PAB 202

Digital Photography I (24 hours)

In this introductory class, students will familiarize themselves with techniques, processes and tools of digital photography and will be able to get more consistent and satisfactory results from their camera. Students must have their own digital camera with manual controls.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Sep. 23 – Nov. 5 Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $75 Gartman RIC: BSE 102D

Drones: An Introduction (16 hours)

Our introductory class will act as an awareness of local and FAA restrictions, weather factors, flight safety, airmanship, and aeronautical decision-making. The class will also focus on the commercial outputting of film editing with both still and video photography used. Additionally, the class will also serve as a study guide for the Unmanned Aircraft General (small) Certification needed for business or non-recreational use such as Real estate or other commercial based photography. This exam for Certification to fly drones is available at the Elizabeth City campus with prior sign up. Actual drone practice flight time will be available with the College’s drones. Computer skills are required. Limited enrollment, so sign up early. Times may change due to weather conditions and daylight.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Aug. 1 – 27 Tuesday, Thursday 5 – 7 p.m. $80 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A
Sep. 10 – Oct. 4 Tuesday, Thursday 5 – 7 p.m. $80 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A
Oct. 16 – Nov. 7 Tuesday, Thursday 4 – 6 p.m. $80 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A

Excel™: An Introduction (15 hours)

Introductory class will cover the basics of Excel. This class will enable students to efficiently use this application. Basic computer skills are required. Limited enrollment.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Nov. 19 – Dec. 17 Tuesday 6 – 9 p.m. $75 L. McMaster RIC: PAB 202

Introduction to QuickBooks™ (24 hours)

#52125

This introductory class will cover the basics of QuickBooks accounting using QuickBooks 2018. This class will enable students to efficiently use this application. All levels are welcome. Basic computer skills required. Limited enrollment of 12 students. Certificate of completion awarded upon completing at least 80 percent of the class.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Sep. 24 – Nov. 12 Tuesday 6 – 9 p.m. $75 L. McMaster RIC: PAB 202

Video Production and Editing (24 hours)

This course is designed for those wanting to improve or learn video making and editing skills. Equipment is available for use or students may bring their own equipment. Goal is to have production ready video to air on GovEdTV/Connect TV (Dare County school instructors will receive three CEUs toward recertification requirements upon successful completion of this class). Limited enrollment.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBA TBA TBA $80 Binkley RIC: PAB 201A

Computers and Technology (24 hours)

This course is designed to explain the significance and role of the computer in our everyday lives and in businesses. You will learn introductory concepts of computer hardware, operating systems, software, operations, and electronic research and communication. This class is not exclusive to just PC. Phones and e-book readers and tablets may be included throughout the course covering multiple aspects of computer technology. Getting the most out of your internet with social networking, media, and entertainment will also be introduced as well as using the computer and internet to search for a job. You should have some understanding of how to use a computer so if you have no basic knowledge of computer, then HRD/Beginning Computer Skills for the Workplace is a prerequisite. Limited enrollment.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBA TBA 6 – 9 p.m. $75 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 202

Hospitality and Tourism Certification

This is now a state-approved certification. Call today to find out more.

The four core required classes include Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry, Computer Skills for the Workplace, Career Readiness and the Outer Banks Ambassador. After successfully completing the four required core classes, you can chose one or more specialty class in the three certification tracks of Reservation Specialist, Housekeeping and Operations Specialist, or Maintenance Specialist, which will be offered regularly. Space is limited. Call 252-473-2264 ext. 7511.

Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry (24 hours)

This is a core class. Emphasis is on the hospitality industry (hotels, rentals, retail, restaurants, etc.) and how to prepare you to be the best employee possible to increase your employability and enhance your income potential. A certificate of completion that can be added to your resume/portfolio will be awarded upon successful completion of the class. This class is fee waived for unemployed/low income students. Please register no later than two business days before the class.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Sep. 25 – Oct. 21 Monday, Wednesday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 Bradley RIC: DC 201

Computer Skills for the Workplace (24 hours)

This is a core class. This course will help improve your computer skills as well as job search skills. Even if you think you have the computer skills, this class will make sure you know how to use a keyboard and desk computer, complete valid searches for information, and accurately submit online applications. It includes basic terminology, word processing, printing a document, keyboarding, searching job sites, data entry and much more. It will help you polish and acquire skills to make you more marketable in the workplace particularly for the Hospitality Industry. This class is required before taking the Reservationist Skills class. Limited enrollment. Class fee may be waived for unemployed/low income.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Oct. 28 – Nov. 25 Monday, Thursday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 McMaster RIC: PAB 202

Career Readiness (24 hours)

This is a core class. This class provides employability skills training for those wishing to improve their employability skills in the hospitality and tourism Industry. Career exploration, entry and mid-level skills, employability skills, and numerous soft skills desired by employers will be the framework for the curriculum. Customer Service and Computer Skills classes are prerequisites for taking this class (see classes listed above). A certificate of completion that can be added to your resume/portfolio will be awarded upon successful completion of the class. This class is fee waived for unemployed/low income students. Please register no later than three business days before the class.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

OBX Ambassador (7 hours)

This is a core class. It will help you polish and acquire skills to make you more marketable in the workplace particularly for the hospitality industry. This one day “field trip” style class is required as part of the Hospitality and Tourism Certificate. Please bring your lunch and water and wear comfortable clothing. Fee includes booklet. Limited enrollment. Please complete Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry before taking this class. Other dates will be added.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Oct. 25 Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $75 Bradley field trip

Reservation and Front Desk Skills Specialist (24 hours)

This specialty class introduces the basic principles of customer service and sales with emphasis on the Reservationist position in the Hospitality Industry (rentals and hotels) and how to prepare you to be the best employee possible to increase your employability and enhance your income potential. Actual hands-on mock reservation programs may be used and part of the class may be held at a local rental agency. It’s required that you complete Computer Skills for the Workplace before taking this class. No class Nov. 22.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBA TBA 6 – 9 p.m. $75 Maher RIC: PAB 201
TBA Thursday TBA $75 S. Moss RIC: PAB 201

Maintenance for the Hospitality Industry (18 hours)

This specialty class is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the basic fundamentals of home maintenance with practical, hands-on exercises applying these principles. We will cover safety, home inspections, preventative maintenance, trouble shooting, diagnostics and repair. Attention will be given to the skills, duties, and responsibilities of those working in or planning to work in maintenance operations, including within the real estate rental industry. Specific areas include basics of electricity, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, tools and building materials. This is an
introductory class.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBA TBA TBA $75 TBA RIC: PAB 103

Housekeeping and Operations Specialist in the Hospitality Industry

This specialty course introduces the basic principles of customer service with emphasis on “First Impression,” housekeeping and rental cottage cleaning in the hospitality industry (hotels, rentals) and will prepare you to be the best employee possible to increase your employability and enhance your income potential. Will also discuss inventory control, photographing damages, learning to be a manager in housekeeping, and more. A supply kit will need to be purchased while in this class. Please register no later than two business days before the class. Part of the class will be held on site in actual cottages/hotel rooms.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBA TBA 6 – 9 p.m. $70 H. Fortner RIC: PAB

Industrial Technology Classes

Maintenance for the Hospitality Industry (18 hours)

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the basic fundamentals of home maintenance with practical, hands-on exercises applying these principles. We will cover safety, home inspections, preventative maintenance, trouble shooting, diagnostics and repair. Attention will be given to the skills, duties, and responsibilities of those working in or planning to work in maintenance operations, including within the real estate rental industry. Specific areas include basics of electricity, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, tools, and building materials. This is an introductory class. Scholarships are available for Dare County residents.
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Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBA TBA TBA $75 TBA RIC: PAB 103

HVAC (96 hours)

#52024

You’ll learn the basics of heating and air conditioning. If you’re ready to replace the daily grind with a career you enjoy, then become an HVAC tech. A mix of hands-on lab work as well as theory and simulated systems will be taught. This course covers the fundamental physics of heating and cooling in addition to the technological considerations in heating and cooling equipment. This class includes CFC certification exam that has an additional $40 fee to be paid to the State Board of Refrigeration at time of test. Loan of book is included in fee. Limit of 15 students. Scholarships are available for Dare County residents.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Sep. 11 – Dec. 19 Monday, Wednesday 7 – 10 p.m. $305 J. Cahoon RIC: PAB 101

Marine Diesel Engine Repair I (96 hours)

#52096

This course introduces theory, design, terminology and operating adjustments for marine diesel engines. Emphasis is placed on safety, theory of operation, inspection, measuring and rebuilding and repairing diesel engines according to factory specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to measure, diagnose problems and repair marine diesel engines. Additionally, students will be introduced to preliminary fabrication, parts ordering and inventory, and shop/lab best practices. Fee includes required textbook. All classes held in Manns Harbor.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Sep. 11 – Dec. 18 Monday, Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. $350 P. White Manns Harbor

Basic Welding (30 hours)

#52098

Course content will be specific to SMAW (stick) with an introduction to GMAW (mig) and FCAW (flux-core) welding. Students will participate in questions-answer sessions and hands on to gain basic knowledge in the setup and operation of various power sources that operate these processes. Upon completion, students will have the basic knowledge of various industry standards and certifications. Personal items required for the Welding Technology program: welding helmet (auto darkening is a plus), safety glasses, ear plugs, tip cleaners, welding jacket with leather sleeves, steel toe leather boots (with high sides) and welding gloves. PPE Ready-Packs that have the above are available for purchase and must be pre-paid to the instructor to receive the educational discount. Orders for Ready-Packs should be at least two weeks before start of the classes or as soon as possible. Contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2335 for more information on Ready-Packs. Limit of 10 students per class. Scholarships are available for Dare County residents.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Aug. 21 – Dec. 4 Wednesday 6 – 8 p.m. $175 J. Spear RIC: PAB 102

Education, Language and Law Classes

Effective Teacher Training (ETT) (24 hours)

#52059

This is for those who wish to substitute teach. This course is a systematic and comprehensive approach to improving learning environments for students. ETT covers the major components of appropriate teaching as identified in research and practice. Participants will develop more effective skills in planning, instruction, behavior management, human relations, and professional growth. Also, you will receive instruction on school culture, school policy, North Carolina school law, exceptional children education, learning styles, and student engagement. After you start the class, you must pay for and be able to pass a background check, have a physical, and a TB test. In addition to attending the eight classes, there is an assignment of six hours of observation. All classes are held at First Flight Middle School (FFMS). Limit of 30 students. Currently certified teachers seeking to be a substitute do not have to take this class but must contact the instructor at 252-441-8888 to find out details on attending the information session. (Go to Dare County schools’ website to find out more about this class.) Next section starts in the early spring. This class fills quickly.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Oct. 2 – 28 Monday, Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. $70 Cartwright/Evanoff FFMS

Spanish (24 hours)

This is a basic introduction to Spanish including pronunciation, travel expressions and common everyday conversation. Interaction between students and instructor will include oral exercises and some written assignments as well as a “field trip” to a local Mexican restaurant to practice what you’ve learned.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Sep. 23 – Nov. 11 Monday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 J. Morris RIC: BSE 102C

Teaching Students with Autism: Strategies for Success

Help your students with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome unlock their potential in the classroom.

Date Fee Location Register
Every month $70 online Sign up online at Ed2Go

Grammar Refresher

Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, correct documents and presentations.

Date Fee Location Register
Every month $70 online Sign up at Ed2Go

Medical and Health Occupation Classes

Nurse Aide I — hybrid (160 hours)

This course prepares graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis on aging process including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly, patient’s rights, nutrition management, elimination procedures, safe environment, restorative services, personal and special care procedures and activities, human body structure and function and related common disease/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Clinicals will be held off campus and are full eight-hour days. This class is partially online so you must have access to a computer and the internet. You must be able to pass a background check. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide I by the North Carolina Division of Facility Services. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per class.

Prior to enrollment: Students must have an accuplacer test or equivalent college class. Call 252-473-2264 ext. 7011 to schedule test, plus you must attend the mandatory orientation.

Nurse Aide I Date Time Location
Mandatory Orientation TBA TBA RIC: BSE 101

Prior to clinical — verified by nurse aide instructor: Must complete a student medical form with complete official immunization record and background check. Please be aware nurse aide students are required to do a two-step PPD process ($70.00 submission fee to Castle Branch).

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Aug. 20 – Nov. 19 Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (hybrid) $237.50 J. Flagg RIC: BSE 101

Medication Aide for Long Term Care (24 hours)

This course is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified as a Medication Aide. The course will cover the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will 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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
December – TBA TBA TBA $85 M. Bohn RIC: BSE 101

Medical Coding

Date Fee Location Register
TBA TBA Elizabeth City Campus Call 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to register
Every month See Ed2Go website online Sign up by visiting Ed2Go

Phlebotomy for Healthcare Workers (18 hours)

#52123

This course will provide theory and lab experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Upon completion, you should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for specimen collections on patients in various healthcare settings. This course is class and lab only. No book required. No clinical. Prerequisite: Must be a certified healthcare worker (CNA, Medical Assistant, LPN/RN or EMT).

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Sep. 4 – 11 Monday, Wednesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $85 M. Rodriguez RIC: BSE 101

Explore a Career in Medical Coding (Ed2Go)

Learn how to use the CPT manual and ICD-9-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment or surgical procedure.

Date Fee Location Register
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Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach (Ed2Go)

Prepare for a career in the health services industry by learning medical terminology in a memorable and enjoyable fashion.

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Every month $70 online Ed2Go website

Management and Business Skills Classes

A-Z Grantwriting (Ed2Go)

Learn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grantwriting campaigns and prepare proposals.

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Every month $70 online Ed2Go website

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management (Ed2Go)

If you’ve recently been promoted to a supervisory or management position or want to learn how to become a more effective manager, this course will help you master the basics of business by learning the language of management. You’ll learn how to make a successful transition from employee to manager and you’ll learn how to manage your time so that you can deal with the constant demands of a managerial job. You’ll learn the skills required to delegate responsibility and motivate your employees. A large part of a manager’s job involves getting things done through other people, and this course will help you understand how to influence and direct other people’s performance. Finally, you’ll learn how to solve problems and resolve conflicts so you can accomplish your job more effectively.

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Administrative Assistant Suite (Ed2Go)

This online training consists of three 24-hour classes.

Administrative Assistant Fundamentals: Rapid growth in the health, legal services, data processing, management, public relations, and other industries have created many new job opportunities for administrative assistants. This course will help you discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support, information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning, and office ergonomics. You’ll become an indispensable member of your team by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions to turn your office into a high productivity machine.

Administrative Assistant Applications: Discover how time management, accounting, business law, organizational behavior, and management affect administrative assistant responsibilities and activities. Learn the basics of accounting, including the general ledger and key accounting terms, and see how financial statements and controls help keep your organization moving in a positive direction. Understand the fundamentals of business law, contracts, and the principal-agency relationship; discover ethics and organizational politics; and understand the basics of human resources management.

Effective Business Writing: Do you have a nagging suspicion that a small improvement in your writing skills might also improve your career prospects? Don’t let small gaps in your business writing skills prevent you from reaching your full potential. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a clerical worker, an engineer, or an executive. If you communicate with others in writing, you need this course to help you identify and eliminate problem areas. By the end of this course, you’ll know the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue until your last, well-chosen word.

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Human Resource Development(HRD)/Job Skills

HRD/Information for Job Seekers (3 hours)

This class assists students in their pursuit of employment in today’s challenging global economy. Content will include a review of vital topics such as creating an effective resume, job search strategies, preparing for the interview and job retention. Course fee may be waived for unemployed/low income students. You must be pre-registered.

Frequency Organization Location Contact
Classes held regularly NC Works Career Center 2522 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC
(milepost 10.5)
252-480-3500

Computer Skills for the Workplace/HRD (24 hours)

This course is for students needing to improve their computer skills. It includes basic terminology, word processing, printing a document, keyboarding, searching job sites, data entry and more. It will help you polish and acquire skills to make you more marketable in the workplace. Limited enrollment. Class fee may be waived for unemployed/low income.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Oct. 28 – Nov. 25 Monday, Wednesday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 L. McMaster RIC: PAB 202

Personal Enrichment Classes

Ceramics/Pottery (24 hours

Starting with hand built, coil, pinch pots, etc., you’ll advance to using the wheel and tools. The instructor will help you perfect your skills creating useful and decorative pottery. All levels are welcome. Please pre-register. Fee includes most supplies. Space is limited.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Sep. 3 – Oct. 8 Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104
Sep. 12 – Oct. 17 Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104
Sep. 11 – Oct. 16 Wednesday 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104

Basic Jewelry Making (24 hours)

New techniques are taught each week that will build upon each other. Basic knowledge of tools and jewelry components will be taught and students will be able to make quality jewelry. Materials may be purchased at a discount from Cloud Nine Studios in Nags Head. You’ll make items you can take home.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBA TBA TBA $70 V. Flowers Cloud Nine

Painting (24 hours)

In this four-hour class, you’ll learn basic principles of painting in a variety of media over an six-week period. Topics covered include different painting surfaces, painting tools and their use. You’ll learn what methods are best suited to you and will explore your creativity. Students will supply their own paint brushes, canvases, rags and paints.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Sep. 11 – Oct. 9 Wednesday 1 – 5 p.m. $70 R. York RIC: PAB 207

Batik (24 hours)

In this class, you’ll do a sample batik and a 16-inch by 20-inch batik. Hot wax and dye will be provided. Student will need to supply a 16-inch by 20-inch wood frame, paint brushes for wax and dyes, and muslin fabric. All levels are welcome. Please pre-register.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Sep. 12 – Oct. 18 Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $100 R. York RIC: PAB 103

Genealogy Basics (Ed2Go)

Learn where to look, who to contact, and how to use research tools to begin an exciting and fascinating exploration of your roots.

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Every month $70 online Register online at Ed2Go