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Elizabeth City Continuing EducationCOA – Elizabeth City, Edenton-Chowan & Currituck

Workforce Development and Career Readiness Department

Browse College of The Albemarle’s (COA) continuing education class schedules for Elizabeth City, Edenton-Chowan and Currituck.

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

If a listed class has already started, call to have your name added to a waiting list. To keep class costs low, we have a minimum number of students required for each class.

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For the most up-to-date information or to register, call 252-335-0821 ext. 2250.


Continuing Education Class Schedules

Last updated: Sep. 18, 2020

Driver Improvement Classes

Safe Driver-DDC4 (4 hours)

Online

Online Defensive Driving training is available to students when pre-approved by DA in the area ticket was received. Please contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2250.

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. You must be preregistered to attend class. You’ll receive a certificate after the class is finished.

Syn Date Day Fee Instructor Location
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Defensive Driving (8 hours)

Online

Online Defensive Driving training is available to students when pre-approved by DA in the area ticket was received. Please contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2250.

This eight-hour class is designed to help you understand the connection between choices and consequences, and help you develop a plan to change your driving choices and behaviors. This course is designed for traffic violators and court referrals for drivers with excessive violations, or for drivers with poor driving habits. Price includes workbook. You must be preregistered to attend class. You’ll receive a certificate after the class is finished.

Syn Date Day Fee Instructor Location
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Motorcycle Safety

CSP-4000M-7006
COA – Elizabeth City

Learn in an atmosphere proven to reduce the risks of motorcycling. Most self-taught riders are unaware of the skills needed to minimize chances of accidents or injuries. You’ll be amazed with your newly-found skills and confidence. Even experienced riders have expressed appreciation for the skills they have learned.

Successful completion of this class will exempt you from the riding skills portion of the DMV Endorsement test, but you’ll still need to pass a written exam in order to earn that endorsement. Many insurance companies offer premium discounts for successful graduates of this course. Fee includes textbook.

  • No prior motorcycle and or knowledge is needed
  • A motorcycle endorsement or permit is not required
  • This course is physically demanding
  • Motorcycles, Department of Transportation approved helmets (we’ll have a limited supply of loaner helmets if you don’t have your own) and training manuals are provided
  • Students must wear an approved helmet, over-the-ankle footwear, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, full-fingered gloves, and protective eyewear at all times during training

Pre-registration, at least three days prior to the beginning of the class is required. Seats are limited to 10 students per course.

Note: Students are required to bring their own face mask, helmet, gloves and drinks/snacks.

Syn Date Days Time Location Fee Instructor
56449 Oct. 2 – 4 Friday:
Saturday, Sunday:
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FC 128
parking lot D
$162 G. Wyman
56479 Oct. 16 – 18 Friday:
Saturday, Sunday:
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FC 121A
parking lot D
$162 J. Shunk

Certification Classes

FAA Part 107: Commercial Drone (UAS) Pilot Exam Training (24 hours)

COA – Currituck

The FAA now requires all commercial drone pilots to pass a certification test to pilot a UAS (unmanned aerial system). This course prepares students for the test with classroom instruction and actual drone flight experience. Participants are encouraged to bring their own drone to the flight portion of the course. You’re required to bring the book Gleim Remote Pilot FAA Knowledge Test Prep — 2nd Edition ($19.95).

The test is offered separately through CATS testing centers.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Room
56793 Oct. 27 – Nov. 19 Tuesday,
Thursday
6 – 9 p.m. $70 W. Nelson ATTC: 105

NC Vehicle Inspection (8 hours)

COA – Elizabeth City

Prepares auto technicians and service personnel as safety and emissions inspectors for motor vehicles and to pass qualification exams for certification at a licensed inspection station.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Room
56601 Sep. 29 – Oct. 1 Tuesday, Thursday 6 – 10 p.m. $70 J. Nixon FC 121A

Notary Public

COA – Elizabeth City

This course is designed to enable you to become a certified Notary Public. You must show the instructor a valid photo identification and must be a high school/GED graduate. Certification testing is done at the end of the course. You’re required to bring the 2016 Notary Manual with you to class. Books are available at the Bookstore at COA – Elizabeth City or may be purchased through the Secretary of State website.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Room
56446 Oct. 10 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $70 D. Gatling FC 121A
56447 Nov. 14 Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $70 D. Gatling FC 121A

Medical and Health Occupation Classes

EKG/Cardiovascular Technician/Monitor

COA – Elizabeth Cityhybrid

This course is designed and approved to prepare the student to become a certified EKG (ECG) and Technician/Monitor. The course will cover the anatomy and physiology of the heart, principles of EKG, dysrhythmia recognition of sinus, junctional/atrial rhythms, heart blocks and bundle branches, and ventricular ectopy rhythms. Skills will include operating EKG equipment, running and mounting strips as well as reading and interpreting 22 types of cardiac lead tracings produced from 12 and five lead monitors and to understand the basics of capnography as it relates to heart function. No clinical. Book required.

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED and reading placement test or college-level English with a grade of “C” or better.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Medication Aide

PHM 4100A

This course will cover topics on medication administration for long-term care. It’s designed to meet the training requirements to become a Medication Aide. Upon successful completion, you’ll be eligible to take the state competency exam. The Medication Aide Manual can be purchased at the COA – Elizabeth City bookstore.

Prerequisites: You must have a high school diploma or GED and you must be CNA certified to take the state exam.

COA – Elizabeth Cityseated:

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor
56032 Oct. 3 – 17 Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $85 J. Willis
56033 Dec. 5 – 19 Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. $85 M. Bohn

COA – Edenton-Chowanseated:

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor
56027 Nov. 9 – 18 Monday,
Tuesday,
Wednesday
8 a.m. – noon $85 L. Hudgins

Pharmacy Technician

PHM 3250A

COA – Elizabeth Cityhybrid

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills required to work as a technician in a drug store or other pharmacy. Topics include drug classification, drug distribution, anatomy and physiology as they relate to disease with an emphasis on drug therapy, laws and regulations basic to pharmacy practice. Manuals can be purchased at the Follett Bookstore at COA – Elizabeth City.

You must meet one of the following requirements:

  • North Carolina Diagnostic and Placement (NCDAP) test: a score of “7” or higher in all sections of DMA 010, DMA 020 and DMA 030
  • Passing grade in the courses DMA 010, 020 and 030
  • Passing grade in college-level math class
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) test: a score of “4” on the applied math section
Syn Date Day Time Fee Instructor
56030 Oct. 15 – Dec. 10 Thursday noon – 5 p.m. $195 A. Pierce

Phlebotomy

MLA 3022A

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.

Prerequisites: You must be a certified healthcare worker (CNA, LPN, RN, EMT, etc.) or currently enrolled in one of these programs.

COA – Elizabeth Cityseated:

Syn Date Day Time Fee Instructor
56026 Dec. 2 – 10 Wednesday,
Thursday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $85 L. Brindle

COA – Edenton-Chowanseated:

Syn Date Day Time Fee Instructor
56023 Oct. 15 – 29 Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $85 M. Rodriguez

Nurse Aide I

NUR 3240C

This course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients, residents, or clients in a healthcare setting. Topics include communications, safety, patients’ rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, CPR and mental health. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to sit for the competency exam through PearsonVue for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. Fee includes online book.

Prerequisites: Reading placement test score or college-level English. Nurse Aide orientation attendance mandatory.

COA – Elizabeth Cityhybrid:

Syn Days Dates Time Fee Instructor
56040 Tuesday,
Thursday
Sep. 15 – Dec. 17 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $237.50 M. McGrath

Nurse Aide Refresher

COA – Elizabeth Cityseated

Prerequisites: You must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Current or previous listing on North Carolina’s or another state’s Nurse Aide I Registry within the past five years
  • Completion of a state-approved Nurse Aide I training program within the past two years
Syn Days Date Time Fee Instructor
56035 Monday,
Tuesday,
Wednesday
Nov. 30 – Dec. 9 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $125 L. Hudgins

Occupational Development Classes

Intro to “C” Axis/Live Tooling CNC Lathe Set-up (9 hours)

COA – Currituck

This course will cover the following topics: Axis controls for the “C” axis lathe turning. Live tooling principles and tools. Setting tool and work offsets.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Room
55973 Sep. 10 – 24 Thursday 5 – 8 p.m. $70 D. Chambers ATTC: 123

Intro to “C” Axis/Live Tooling CNC Lathe Programming and Sub-spindle (15 hours)

COA – Currituck

Must successfully complete “Intro to C Axis/Live tooling CNC Lathe Set-up” prior to enrolling.

This course will cover the following topics: Axis controls for Sub-Spindle. Reading programs for the “C” axis, live tooling lathe programs. Creating programs for the “C” axis, live tooling lathe parts.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Room
55969 Oct. 8 – Nov. 5 Thursday 5 – 8 p.m. $70 D. Chambers ATTC: 123

Effective Teacher Training

EDU 3002A
COA – Elizabeth Cityhybrid

Recommended training for substitute teachers, teacher assistants and prospective new teachers.

Syn Date Day Time Fee Instructor Room
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Manicuring

COS 3101A
COA – Elizabeth Cityblended

The Manicuring/Nail Technology course provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the nail technology industry. The course provides a simulated salon environment which enables you to develop manipulative skills. Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional nail technology, business/computer principles, product knowledge and other related topics. Supply list included once registered. Limited to 10 students.

Requirements

Manicuring students must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Attend orientation
  • Bring their Social Security card to the first day of class
  • Bring a state-issued identification or Driver’s License to the first day of class
Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Room
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Personal Enrichment Classes

Painting: Watercolor

CSP 4000D
COA – Elizabeth City

Let’s Get Started and Have Fun with Watercolor is a course for the intermediate and beyond students. This course provides an introduction, as well as a review of, the basics in painting with watercolor. It focuses on materials and techniques as a foundation to create luminous watercolor paintings. Emphasis will be placed on helping each participant to further develop a creative and individual style of painting. Beginners are welcome.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Room
56373 Sep. 17 – Nov. 19 Thursday 1 – 4 p.m. $80 P. West C 222

Painting: Acrylic and Mixed Media

COA – Elizabeth City

This course is a painting survey course where participants will have the opportunity to explore several mediums in the creative and painting process, including painting, collage and mono-print. This course will also focus on acrylic techniques. You’ll have the flexibility in the subjects they depict. A supply list will be given on the first day of class.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Room
56372 Sep. 15 – Nov. 11 Tuesday 1 – 4 p.m. $70 M. Sawyer C 222

Wheel Throwing

COA – Elizabeth City

This class is for beginners and intermediate students. You’ll learn basic information on the use of the potter’s wheel. Instruction and demonstrations will be given for preparing the clay (wedging) and basic throwing techniques such as centering and pulling a nine-inch cylinder. Then the class advances to throwing functional pieces of pottery: cups, mugs and bowls. We’ll discuss glazes, surface design and decoration that can be used on finished work. You’ll need to bring an apron and wear appropriate clothing. Registration includes supplies. Class limited to six students.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Room
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Open Studio Ceramics

CSP 4000CF
COA – Elizabeth City

Open studio allows beginners to advanced students to share space, equipment, and materials to create with clay. Open studio is recommended for those who are familiar with the ceramic process. There’ll be an open studio monitor present to assist in the studio. Please make sure to register prior to the first day of class. This class is limited to six students.

Syn Date Days Time Fee Instructor Room
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD