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If you’re interested in a class, please register early; however, you can register at any time with payment due before the class begins. 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

Roanoke Island Campus (RIC)
205 Highway 64 S.
Manteo, NC 27954

By Phone

For the most up-to-date information or 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.


Class Schedules

Last updated: Dec. 4, 2019

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52359 Oct. 15 and 17 Tuesday, Thursday 6 – 10 p.m. $70 T. Maher 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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52356 Sep. 16 Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. $195 T. Suchy RIC: PAB 201B

Safe Driver/Defensive Driver (4 hours)

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
canceled
Tuesday 4:45 – 8:45 p.m. $75 S. May RIC: BSE 102
Oct. 8 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

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 preregister.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52469 Sep. 14 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 W. McCown RIC: PAB 201
52673 Nov. 2 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 W. McCown RIC: PAB 201

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. 21 – Dec. 9 Monday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A
Nov. 7 – Dec. 5 Monday, Thursday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 L. 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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52732 Oct. 8 – Nov. 26 Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $75 T. 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
canceled
Tuesday, Thursday 5 – 7 p.m. $80 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A
Sep. 24 – Oct. 17 Tuesday, Thursday 5 – 7 p.m. $80 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A
Oct. 29 – Nov. 26
canceled
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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52750 Nov. 19 – Dec. 17 Tuesday 6 – 9 p.m. $75 L. McMaster RIC: PAB 202

Introduction to QuickBooks™ (24 hours)

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52125 Sep. 24 – Nov. 12 Tuesday 6 – 9 p.m. $75 L. McMaster RIC: PAB 202

Introduction to Photo Editing (24 hours)

This class will use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop™ to import, sort, organize, process, modify and eventually share images. Computer skills are required. Limited enrollment.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52675 Oct. 16 – Dec. 11 Wednesday 6 – 9 p.m. $75 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A

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 core class emphasizes 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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52365 Oct. 7 – Nov. 4 Monday, Wednesday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 J. Hunting DC 122

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. 21 – Dec. 9 Monday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A
Nov. 7 – Dec. 5 Monday, Thursday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 L. 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
Dec. 9 – Jan. 15 Monday, Wednesday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 J. Hunting 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
Dec. 7 Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $75 L. McMaster 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

Introduction to 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. No class Nov. 27.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52719 Nov. 6 – Dec. 18 Wednesday 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $75 Walter 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

Introduction to Maintenance for the Hospitality Industry/Handyman (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. No class Nov. 27.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52719 Nov. 6 – Dec. 18 Wednesday 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. $75 Walter RIC: PAB 103

HVAC (96 hours)

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52024 Sep. 11 – Dec. 19 Monday, Wednesday 7 – 10 p.m. $305 J. Cahoon RIC: PAB 101

Marine Diesel Engine Repair I (96 hours)

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52096 Sep. 11 – Dec. 18 Monday, Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. $350 P. White Manns Harbor

Basic Welding (30 hours)

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52098 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)

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52059 Oct. 2 – 28
filled
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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52757 Oct. 7 – Nov. 25
filled
Monday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 J. Morris RIC: BSE 102C

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).

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52001 Aug. 20 –
Nov. 19
Tuesday,
Thursday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $237.50 J. Flagge RIC: BSE 101

Medication Aide for Long Term Care (24 hours) — Canceled

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52725 Nov. 1, 8 and 15 Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $85 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)

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).

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52123 Dec. 2 – 4 Monday,
Tuesday,
Wednesday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $85 M. Rodriguez 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 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.

Date Fee Location Register
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.

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

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.

Date Fee Location Register
Every month $180 online Register online 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

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 preregister.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52571 Oct. 4 – 25 Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $100 R. York RIC: PAB 103

Pottery I and II and Advanced 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 in this six-class program. Please preregister. Fee includes most supplies. Space is limited to 12 students per class.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52418 Sep. 3 – Oct. 8 (II)
filled
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104
52419 Sep. 11 – Oct. 16 (II)
filled
Wednesday 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104
52420 Sep. 12 – Oct. 17 (I)
filled
Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104
53375 Oct. 22 – Dec. 3
filled
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104
53380 Oct. 23 – Dec. 4 Wednesday 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104
53381 Oct. 24 – Dec. 5
filled
Thursday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $130 R. York RIC: PAB 104

Mixed Media Jewelry Making (24 hours) — Canceled

Create fun and eclectic jewelry using a variety of methods and materials. This class is for all skill levels from beginner to the seasoned artist. Join this happy class and make friends while learning new techniques and finding unusual sources for your unique creations.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Oct. 8 – Nov. 26 Tuesday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 Flowers Cloud 9

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52421 Sep. 11 – Oct. 16 Wednesday 1 – 5 p.m. $70 York RIC: PAB 207
53865 Oct. 23 – Dec. 24 Wednesday 1 – 5 p.m. $70 York RIC: PAB 207

Certification Classes

Notary (6 hours)

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
TBA Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 W. McCown RIC: PAB 202

Pool and Spa Certification, LAFT (9 hours)

This course is for pool and spa operator certification. Instruction and techniques are taught, with off-campus visit to local pool. Bring a pencil, highlighter and a calculator to class. Fee includes manual and written test required by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Health and a certificate. One hour for lunch on your own. Must be registered two business days before class.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
54020 Feb. 10 Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. $195 T. Suchy RIC: PAB 201B
54020 March 9 Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. $195 T. Suchy RIC: PAB 201B
54020 April 6 Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. $195 T. Suchy RIC: PAB 201B

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
54029 March 24 and 26 Tuesday, Thursday 6 – 10 p.m. $70 T. Maher RIC: PAB 201B

Safe Driving (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
54031 Jan. 30 Thursday 4:45 – 8:45 p.m. $75 S. May RIC: PAB 201B
  March 12 Tuesday 4:45 – 8:45 p.m. $75 S. May RIC: PAB 201B
  May 2 Thursday 4:45 – 8:45 p.m. $75 S. May RIC: PAB 201B

Computer, Technology and Photography Classes

Computer Skills for the Workplace (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’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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
53958 Jan. 27 – March 16 Monday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A
54253 Feb. 24 – April 13 Monday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 L. 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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
54050 Jan. 21 – March 3 Tuesday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. $75 T. Gartman Shooters Gallery

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. The 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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
54048 March 24 – April 21
(no classes
April 13 – 17)
Tuesday, Thursday 4 – 6 p.m. $80 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A

Introduction to Excel™ (18 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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
54047 March 5 – April 9 Thursday 6 – 9 p.m. $75 L. McMaster RIC: PAB 202

Introduction to QuickBooks™ (24 hours)

This introductory class will cover the basics of QuickBooks accounting using QuickBooks 2018 desktop version. This class will enable students to efficiently use this application and how to apply it to the version one is using. Basic computer skills required. Limited enrollment of 12 students. Certificate of completion awarded upon completing at least 80 percent of the class.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
53957 Jan. 28 – March 17 Tuesday 6 – 9 p.m. $75 L. McMaster RIC: PAB 202

Photo Editing/Lightroom (24 hours)

This class will use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop™ to import, sort, organize, process, modify and eventually share images. Computer skills are required. Limited enrollment.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
54049 Jan. 27 – March 17 Tuesday 6 – 9 p.m. $75 R. Nelson RIC: PAB 201A

Hospitality and Tourism Certification

Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry (24 hours)

This core class introduces the basic principles of customer service and will prepare you to be the best employee possible. Increase your employability and enhance your income potential. Role playing and finding solutions for different customer service scenarios will be presented. Find out your best fit in a company 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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
54136 Jan. 22 – Feb. 17 Monday,
Wednesday
6 – 9 p.m. $70 J. Hunting RIC: PAB 202

Career Readiness (24 hours)

This core class 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. 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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
53954 Dec. 9, 2019 –
Jan. 13, 2020
Monday,
Wednesday
6 – 9 p.m. $70 J. Hunting TBA

OBX Ambassador (7 hours)

You must be enrolled in or have completed Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry to register for this class.

This core class will help you polish and acquire skills to make you more marketable in the workplace particularly for the hospitality industry. This class is required as part of the Hospitality and Tourism Certificate. Please bring your lunch and water and wear comfortable clothing. Limited enrollment.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Jan. 17 Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $70 L. McMaster field trip
Jan. 31 Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $70 L. McMaster field trip

Reservation and Front Desk Skills Specialist (24 hours)

This course introduces the basic principles of customer service and sales with emphasis on the Reservationist position in the hospitality industry (rentals and hotels). Prepare yourself to be the best employee possible to increase your employability and enhance your income potential. It’s required that you take Computer Skills for the Workplace before taking this class. Please register no later than two business days before the class.

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

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 may be available for those in the Hospitality and Tourism Certification program and who live in Dare County.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
54051 Jan. 22 – Feb. 19 Wednesday,
Monday
6 – 8 p.m. $75 Walter RIC: PAB 103

Housekeeping and Operations Specialist in the Hospitality Industry (18 hours)

Understand the basic principles of customer service with emphasis on housekeeping and room and rental cottage cleaning in the hospitality industry (hotels, rentals). The class 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.

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

Industrial Technology Classes

HVAC (96 hours)

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
53867 Jan. 13 – May 7
(no classes Jan. 20,
April 13 – 17)
Wednesday,
Monday
7 – 10 p.m. $315 J. Cahoon RIC: PAB 101

Marine Diesel Engine Repair I (51 hours)

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
52010 Jan. 22 – March 18 Monday,
Wednesday
4 – 7 p.m. $350 V. White Manns Harbor

Maintenance for the Hospitality Industry/Handyman (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 introduction to electricity, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, tools and building materials.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
54051 Jan. 22 – Feb. 19 Wednesday,
Monday
6 – 8 p.m. $75 Walter TBA

Basic Welding (30 hours)

Course content will be specific to SMAW (stick) with an introduction to GMAW (mig) and FCAW (flux-core) welding. You’ll 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, you’ll have the basic knowledge of various industry standards and certifications. Personal items required for the welding program include a welding helmet (auto darkening is a plus), safety glasses, ear plugs, tip cleaners, welding jacket with leather sleeves, steel-toed leather boots (with high sides) and welding gloves. Limit of 10 students per class.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
53915 Jan. 15 – April 29
(no classes
April 13 – 17)
Wednesday 6 – 8 p.m. $175 Spear RIC: PAB 102

Medical and Health Occupation Classes

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
TBA TBA TBA $85 M. Bohn TBA

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 you must have a reading placement test or equivalent college class.
Prior to clinical you must get verified by Nurse Aide instructor by completing a background check ($35 submission fee to Castle Branch).

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
53850 Jan. 21 –
April 9
filled
Tuesday,
Thursday
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $237.50 Flagge TBA
54133 Feb. 11 –
April 30
Tuesday,
Thursday
4:30 – 8:30 p.m. $237.50 Coley TBA

Nurse Aide II (176 hours)

Student must be on Pearsonvue registry. Limited to 10 students. Required book: North Carolina Nurse Aide II from Follett Bookstore (call 252-331-5964). Same prerequisites as Nurse Aide I, plus the additional ones listed below. Nurse Aide II students must have high school diploma/GED to enroll in the Nurse Aide II course because the North Carolina Board of Nursing has this listed as a requirement for Nurse Aide II Registry.

Prior to enrollment get verified by admission personnel/Nurse Aide II instructor:

  • High school/GED documentation (This is required by the North Carolina Board of Nursing for Nurse Aide II listing)
  • Current CPR card — must be American Heart Association: Health Care Provider, Modules 1-4 or American Red Cross: Professional Rescuer; Call 252-335-0825 ext. 2286 for CPR classes

Currently (and throughout entire Nurse Aide II course): be listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.
Prior to clinical: get verified by Nurse Aide instructor. Please be aware Nurse Aide students are required to do a two-step PPD process ($35 submission fee to Castle Branch).

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
53384 April 15 –
June 29
Monday,
Wednesday,
Friday
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $237.50 J. Jordan TBA
n/a clinicals Monday,
Wednesday,
Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. n/a n/a OBX Hospital,
Barco Sentara,
Rose Arbor

Dementia Training GEM (35 hours)

Using the GEM method of care for dementia patients, you’ll learn about the stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Actual clinical experience with patients to connect with people experiencing dementia make up the balance of this class. Class meets at various sites and times.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Dec. 10, 2019 –
Jan. 31, 2020
varies varies $132.50 G. Sonnesso RIC: BSE 101

Medical Coding

Date Fee Location Register
TBA TBA Elizabeth City Campus Call 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to register
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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.

Date Fee Location Register
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.

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

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.

Date Fee Location Register
Every month $180 online Register online 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 NCWorks Career Center 2522 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC
(milepost 10.5)
252-480-3500

Education and Language Classes

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.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
54030 Jan. 27 – March 16 Monday 6 – 9 p.m. $70 J. Morris RIC: PAB 202B

Spanish II (24 hours)

This is part II of a basic introduction to Spanish.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBA TBA 6 – 9 p.m. $70 J. Morris RIC: PAB 202B

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

Personal Enrichment Classes

American History Through Film, The Civil War (24 hours)

The goal of this class is to learn about the American Civil War through watching films. The films selected cover the war from its beginning through its end and aftermath. The films not only reflect reenactments of the 1860s and 1870s but also reflect the times in which they were made. At the beginning of each class, there will be a brief overview of the film and the time period it covers as well as the time period it was made. After the actual watching of the film, there will be a wrap up with a class discussion of the film. Reading materials will be provided to better facilitate the discussions. This class is perfect for film buffs as well as those who enjoy history. All are welcome but space is limited. Please preregister.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Jan. 21 – March 10 Tuesday 6 – 9 p.m. $75 R. Etheridge DC 201

Painting and Drawing Studio (48 hours)

This class is set up as a studio class with guidance for seasoned students and instruction for new students. You’ll learn what methods are best suited to them and will explore their creativity. You’ll supply your own acrylic paint brushes, canvases, rags, and paints drawing paper, charcoal pencils, etc. Please preregister. All skill levels are welcome.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
54032 Jan. 15 – April 1 Wednesday 1 – 5 p.m. $125 R. York RIC: PAB 207

Basic Pottery and Pottery II (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 in this six-class program. Please preregister. Fee includes most supplies. Space is limited to 12 students per class.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
53917 Jan. 16 – Feb. 20 (Basic)
filled
Thursday 9 a.m. – noon $140 R. York RIC: PAB 104
53916 Jan. 15 – Feb. 19 (II)
filled
Wednesday 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $140 R. York RIC: PAB 104

Pottery Studio — Advanced (48 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 in this six-class program. Please preregister. Fee includes most supplies. Space is limited to 12 students per class.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
53914 Jan. 14 – March 31
filled
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $260 R. York RIC: PAB 104