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Elizabeth City, Edenton & Currituck CountyWorkforce Development & Career Readiness

Professional and Personal Development

If you’re interested in a class, please register early; however, you may register at any time with payment due before the class starts. 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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College of The Albemarle (COA) Elizabeth City Campus
John Woods Foreman Center
1208 N. Road St
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

By Phone

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

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

2019 Class Schedules

Last updated: April 12, 2019

Certification Classes

Manicurist Technician

COS 3101A
Elizabeth City Campus

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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Jan. 4 – April 18 Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. $180 S. McCoy C 152

NC Vehicle Inspection (8 hours)

AUT 3129A
Elizabeth City Campus

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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
March 5 – 7 Tuesday, Thursday 6 – 10 p.m. $70 Jeff Nixon FC 121A

Notary Public Certification Training

MLS 3874C
Elizabeth City Campus

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. Students are required to bring the 2016 Notary Manual with them to class. Books are available at the COA Bookstore at the Elizabeth City Campus or may be purchased through the Secretary of State website.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Feb. 9 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 D. Gatling FC 121A
March 9 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 D. Gatling FC 128
April 13 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 D. Gatling FC 121A
May 11 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 D. Gatling FC 121A

Medical and Health Occupation Classes

Cardiovascular Technician/Monitor

ICV 3111A
Elizabeth City Campus

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 score or college-level English.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Feb. 4 – March 25 Monday, Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $195 M. Rodriguez C 109

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

EMS 4200A
Elizabeth City Campus

This course is designed to enable the successful student to earn a certificate in Emergency Medicine. This course will guide you on the right path towards a career as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age. High school students who are under 18 years of age may have to complete a minor release form.
  • Complete the current reading and writing assessment test and score basic reading comprehension at the eleventh grade level.
    • Students producing an official high school transcript or college transcript illustrating successful completion of a college-level English course are exempt from the reading and writing assessment.
  • Submit the Medical Evaluation Record with physical exam and immunization records including proof of:
    • Hepatitis A and B (three-dose series or titer)
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (two-dose series)
    • Varicella (two-dose or immune titer)
    • Annual TB test (If TB test results are positive, documentation must be provided from a physician clearing work in the healthcare field).
  • Pay the WDCR registration fee. Current fee is $180. Fee exemptions apply to individuals affiliated with qualified agencies/organizations. Please see the EMS Director to find out if you qualify. If fee exempt, the student must provide an exemption letter from the Agency Director stating that they are an active member. That letter must be presented to COA at the time of registration.
  • Pay COA the medical liability insurance fee of $6.50.
  • Pay the supply fee of $25.
  • Submit a WDCR registration form. This form will be emailed to you after the application packet is accepted. Registrations can also be completed in the WDCR offices at the Elizabeth City, Dare County and Edenton-Chowan Campuses once the application is accepted.
Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Medication Aide

PHM 4100A
Edenton-Chowan Campus

The course will cover topics on medication administration for long-term care. It’s designed to meet the training requirements to become a Medication Aide. You must have a high school diploma or GED. You must be currently listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I registry and have successfully completed Medication Aide to be eligible to take the state competency exam. Medication Aide Manual can be purchased at the COA Bookstore.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Jan. 18 – Feb. 8 Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $85 M. Bohn EDN 304

Nurse Aide I Refresher

NUR 3242A

The Nurse Aide I Refresher course is a 40-hour course consisting of classroom and lab review of basic nursing care performed by the Nurse Aide I. The goal is to build upon the experience and knowledge that the student has and to prepare the student to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide I written exam and skills evaluation offered through PearsonVue. Previous or out of state Nurse Aide registry listing required.

TBD: Please contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2368 to add name to waitlist.

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.

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

Edenton-Chowan Campus:

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
March 4 – May 6 Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $237.50 L. Hudgins EDN 304

Elizabeth City Campus:

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Jan. 8 – May 2 Tuesday, Thursday 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $237.50 D. Boslau C 109
Jan. 23 – May 6 Monday, Wednesday 5 – 9 p.m. $237.50 C. Baeza C 109
Jan. 28 – May 1 Monday, Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $237.50 C. Ricks C 123
Jan. 28 – May 7 Monday, Tuesday 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. $237.50 J. Garrett C 123

Nurse Aide II

NUR 3241C
Seated — Edenton-Chowan Campus

The Nurse Aide II course prepares graduates to perform more complex skills for patients or residents. A skill evaluation is required for documenting student competency. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. In all employment settings, the listed Nurse Aide II will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel.

Date Fee Instructor Location
Coming: summer 2019 $237.50 C. Ricks EDN 304

Pharmacy Tech

PHM 3250A
Hybrid — Edenton-Chowan Campus

The course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills required to work as a technician in a drug store or other pharmacy. Course topics covered include drug classification, drug distribution, anatomy and physiology ads they relate to disease with an emphasis on drug therapy, laws and regulations basic to a pharmacy practice. Manuals can be purchased in the Follett Bookstore on the Elizabeth City Campus. You must meet one of the following requirements:

  • NCDAP: 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
  • CRC: a score of “4” on the applied math section
Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Feb. 7 – March 28 Thursday noon – 5 p.m. $195 A. Pierce EDN 304

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.

Prerequisite: Must be a certified healthcare worker (CNA, Medical Assistant, LPN/RN or EMT).

Elizabeth City Campus:

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 13 – 20 Monday, Wednesday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $85 M. Rodriguez C 109

Edenton-Chowan Campus:

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
April 8 – 17 Monday, Wednesday 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. $85 M. Rodriguez EDN 305

Occupational Development Classes

Effective Teacher Training (Hybrid)

EDU 3002A
Elizabeth City Campus

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

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBD Thursday 6 – 9 p.m. $156 L. Figgs A 210

CDL Written Exam Prep Training

TRA 3605A

This program prepares you for three written Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) tests, which include General Knowledge, Combination and Airbrakes with an 80 percent or better. Tuition covers cost of drivers manual.

TBD: Please contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to add name to waitlist.

Introduction to Plumbing — Residential Basics

PLU 3024A
Elizabeth City Campus

Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or looking to learn the basics of the plumbing trade, this course will introduce you to the basics of plumbing. Topics will include installation and maintenance of piping, fittings, valves along with tool safety and standard practices in the plumbing industry. Upon completion, you should have basic knowledge of installing and maintaining basic residential plumbing systems, components and fixtures. This class will consist of classroom work as well as work in the plumbing lab.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Jan. 29 – March 21 Tuesday, Thursday 6 – 9 p.m. $125 C. Albany C 138H

OSHA 10 Construction

OSH 3013A
Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center (RATTC), Currituck campus

Due to the varying work duties performed at a construction job site, the potential for accidents is an unfortunate reality. However, taking unnecessary risk doesn’t need to be the norm for you or your employees. OSHA 10 trained employees will receive the safety education necessary to guide everyday decisions that help them avoid injury and accidents. Upon successful completion, you’ll receive an OSHA card.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Jan. 29 – Feb. 28 Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. $78 J. Stolarczyk RATTC 103

Personal Enrichment Classes

Art Classes

Painting — Acrylic

CSP 4000D
Elizabeth City Campus

This course will focus on acrylic techniques. Decorative painting using acrylics will also be covered. Art materials needed: canvas (canvas paper), set of acrylic paints (most acrylic paints work just fine) and basic brushes (small, medium and large).

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Jan. 15 – March 5 Tuesday 9 a.m. – noon $70 M. Sawyer C 222
March 19 – May 14 Tuesday 9 a.m. – noon $70 M. Sawyer C 222

Painting – Watercolors

CSP 4000D
Elizabeth City Campus

Have Fun with Watercolor is a course for the beginner to intermediate and beyond art student. 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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Feb. 21 – April 11 Tuesday 9 a.m. – noon $70 P. West C 222

Photography

CSP 4000P
Elizabeth City Campus

Learn how to use your camera. A fun classroom/workshop setting that will give you the knowledge to use your camera the way it was meant to be. Learn how to use settings other than “automatic” to achieve better photos. Whether you’re a beginner, novice, more advanced photographer, a want-to-be photographer, or just want to learn how to use that camera you bought, these hands-on sessions are for you.

Suggested materials:

  • Camera, point-and-shoot, digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) or mirrorless
  • Notebook
  • Camera flash, if you have one (not required)
  • Extra SD card
  • Charged camera batteries
  • Thumb drive
  • Your imagination and enthusiasm
Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBD Saturday 9 a.m. – noon $70 G. Tick FC 121A

Advanced Digital Photography

PHO 3001B
Elizabeth City Campus

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
March 2 – 23 Saturday 9 a.m. – noon $70 G. Tick FC 121A

Ceramics Open Studio

CSP 4000CF
Elizabeth City Campus

Open studio welcomes students with previous ceramic experience 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 first day of class.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Jan. 7 – Feb. 18 Monday,
Wednesday
9 – 11 a.m. $95 C. Henninger PLAB 1

Pottery: Wheel Throwing

CSP 4000BK
Elizabeth City Campus

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 9-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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBD Wednesday 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. $95 J. Murray PLAB 1
n/a Friday 9 – 11 a.m. n/a J. Murray PLAB 1

Pottery: Wheel Throwing II

CSP 4000BK
Elizabeth City Campus

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 9-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.

Prerequisite: You must have taken Basic Wheel Throwing to register.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
TBD Wednesday 1 – 3 p.m $95 J. Murray PLAB 1
n/a Friday 9 – 11 a.m. n/a J. Murray PLAB 1

Baking Classes

Buttercream Cake Decorating

CSP 4000C

In this class you’ll learn to decorate buttercream cakes for all occasions. Proper use of various decorating tips and utensils will be explored, as well as how to write on a cake and the art of creating flowers and border designs. Please ask for supply list.

TBD: Please call 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to add your name to waitlist.

Driver Improvement Classes

Motorcycle Safety

CSP 4000M
Elizabeth City Campus

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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
March 8 – 10 Friday 6 – 10 p.m. $160 G. Wyman FC 128
n/a Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. n/a G. Wyman parking lot D
March 15 – 17 Friday 6 – 10 p.m. $160 G. Wyman FC 128
n/a Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. n/a G. Wyman parking lot D
March 22 – 24 Friday 6 – 10 p.m. $160 G. Wyman FC 128
n/a Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. n/a G. Wyman parking lot D
April 5 – 7 Friday 6 – 10 p.m. $160 G. Wyman FC 128
n/a Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. n/a G. Wyman parking lot D
April 5 – 7 Friday 6 – 10 p.m. $160 G. Wyman FC 128
n/a Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. n/a G. Wyman parking lot D
April 26 – 28 Friday 6 – 10 p.m. $160 G. Wyman FC 128
n/a Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. n/a G. Wyman parking lot D
May 10 – 12 Friday 6 – 10 p.m. $160 G. Wyman FC 128
n/a Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. n/a G. Wyman parking lot D

Experienced Motorcycle Safety

CSP 4000M
Elizabeth City Campus

The Experienced Rider Course will help you hone the physical and mental skills needed to ride safely. This full day of riding on a controlled course allows you to practice new skills or refine existing ones. You’ll use your own motorcycle and participants who pass the final skills test will receive a completion card.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
April 20 Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $75 G. Wyman FC 128

Safe Driver-DDC4 (4 hours)

CSP 4000B
Elizabeth City Campus

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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Feb. 13 Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $75 C. Griffin FC 121B
March 13 Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $75 C. Griffin FC 121B
April 10 Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $75 C. Griffin FC 121B

Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving — DDC-ADD (8 hours)

CSP 4000ED
Elizabeth City Campus

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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Feb. 9 Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $100 C. Griffin FC 121B
March 9 Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $100 C. Griffin FC 121B
April 13 Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $100 C. Griffin FC 121B

Special Interest Classes

Introduction to Beekeeping

CSP 4000KP
Edenton-Chowan Campus

Beekeeping is a complex but rewarding undertaking. This class will give you a basic understanding of what is required to become a successful beekeeper. You’ll learn how to prepare to keep bees, install bees in a hive and care for bees through the first year. One of the important lessons in the class will be how to get support for your beekeeping efforts after the class. Come prepared to be amazed.

Suggested textbook (purchase on your own): Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition. Fee includes local/state Bee Association Membership.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Jan. 29 – Feb. 26 Tuesday 6 – 8 p.m. $40 TBA EDN 418

Human Resources Development (HRD)/Job Skills

Basic Introduction to Computers

HRD 3005A
Edenton-Chowan Campus

Students will learn basic computer skills necessary in the workplace or at home. The course consists of an introduction to basic computer skills and terminology and word processing using Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel, how to send attachments, surf the World Wide Web, search and emails. You’ll learn how to use basic computer tools to complete simple cut and paste tasks using the mouse and keyboard. May be fee waived.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Feb. 5 – 28 Tuesday, Thursday 6 – 9 p.m. $75 R. Jackson EDN3 301

NC WORKS Career Center (Formerly Employment Office/ESC)

HRD classes are fee waivered for those who are unemployed, underemployed or have notification of a lay off. These courses are available to help job seekers prepare their resumes and learn job search strategies. Courses also provide development of communication skills and practice in classes offered every other week.

Current schedule for HRD classes:

Course Number Dates Days Time
Employability Skills HRD 3001 January – May Tuesday 9 a.m. – noon
Communication Skills HRD 3002 January – May Thursday 9 – 11 a.m.

Certification Classes

Manicurist Technician

COS 3101A
Elizabeth City Campus

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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 8 – July 30* Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $180 S. McCoy C 152

*If you’re interested in enrolling in our summer 2019 session, you must attend our orientation on April 9 or May 2. Both sessions will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth City Campus Foreman Center, room 128.

NC Vehicle Inspection (8 hours)

AUT 3129A
Elizabeth City Campus

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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 7 – 9 Tuesday, Thursday 6 – 10 p.m. $70 Jeff Nixon FC 121A
July 9 – 11 Tuesday, Thursday 6 – 10 p.m. $70 Jeff Nixon FC 121A

Notary Public Certification Training

MLS 3874C
Elizabeth City Campus

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. Students are required to bring the 2016 Notary Manual with them to class. Books are available at the COA Bookstore at the Elizabeth City Campus or may be purchased through the Secretary of State website.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 4 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 D. Gatling FC 121A
June 8 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 D. Gatling FC 121A
July 13 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 D. Gatling FC 121A
Aug. 10 Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70 D. Gatling FC 121A

Medical and Health Occupation Classes

Cardiovascular Technician/Monitor

ICV 3111A
Elizabeth City Campus

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 score or college-level English.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2368 to be added to the waitlist TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

EMS 4200A
Elizabeth City Campus

This course is designed to enable the successful student to earn a certificate in Emergency Medicine. This course will guide you on the right path towards a career as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age. High school students who are under 18 years of age may have to complete a minor release form.
  • Complete the current reading and writing assessment test and score basic reading comprehension at the eleventh grade level.
    • Students producing an official high school transcript or college transcript illustrating successful completion of a college-level English course are exempt from the reading and writing assessment.
  • Submit the Medical Evaluation Record with physical exam and immunization records including proof of:
    • Hepatitis A and B (three-dose series or titer)
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (two-dose series)
    • Varicella (two-dose or immune titer)
    • Annual TB test (If TB test results are positive, documentation must be provided from a physician clearing work in the healthcare field).
  • Pay the WDCR registration fee. Current fee is $180. Fee exemptions apply to individuals affiliated with qualified agencies/organizations. Please see the EMS Director to find out if you qualify. If fee exempt, the student must provide an exemption letter from the Agency Director stating that they are an active member. That letter must be presented to COA at the time of registration.
  • Pay COA the medical liability insurance fee of $6.50.
  • Pay the supply fee of $25.
  • Submit a WDCR registration form. This form will be emailed to you after the application packet is accepted. Registrations can also be completed in the WDCR offices at the Elizabeth City, Dare County and Edenton-Chowan Campuses once the application is accepted.
Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 18 – Aug. 21 Monday, Wednesday:
Saturday:
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$211.50 J. Wilson C 108

Healthcare Billing and Coding

MED 3030A
Elizabeth City Campus

This course prepares an individual for entry level healthcare billing and coding positions. Course topics can include but aren’t limited to the roles and responsibilities of this position, managed healthcare, and the life cycle of an insurance claim. Legal and regulatory considerations, coding regulations, reimbursement issues and claim instructions, medical terminology, filing commercial claims, insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Workers’ Compensation will also be covered. Upon completion, students should be able to use MS Windows and the internet to effectively retrieve billing-related information and updates.

Book: Understanding Health Insurance-A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement, 12th Edition

You must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Reading placement test with minimum scores: Asset-36 or higher, Compass-61 or higher, NCDAP-104 or higher
  • 12 or more college credit hours of passing coursework
  • Currently working in related field
Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 21 – July 23 Tuesday 6 – 8 p.m. $180 R. Walker FC 128

Medication Aide

PHM 4100A
Elizabeth City Campus

The course will cover topics on medication administration for long-term care. It’s designed to meet the training requirements to become a Medication Aide. You must have a high school diploma or GED. You must be currently listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I registry and have successfully completed Medication Aide to be eligible to take the state competency exam. Medication Aide Manual can be purchased at the COA Bookstore.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
July 22 – 24 Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $85 M. Bohn C 109

Nurse Aide I Refresher

NUR 3242A

The Nurse Aide I Refresher course is a 40-hour course consisting of classroom and lab review of basic nursing care performed by the Nurse Aide I. The goal is to build upon the experience and knowledge that the student has and to prepare the student to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide I written exam and skills evaluation offered through PearsonVue. Previous or out of state Nurse Aide registry listing required.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
June 17 – 26 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $125 M. Bohn C 113

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.

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

Edenton-Chowan Campus:

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 13 –
July 17
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $237.50 L. Hudgins EDN 304

Elizabeth City Campus:

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 6 –
July 17
Monday, Tuesday 5 – 10 p.m. $237.50 J. Garrett C 113
May 7 –
July 16
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday
5 – 9 p.m. $237.50 C. Baeza C 109
May 7 –
July 18
Tuesday,
Thursday
9 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. $237.50 D. Boslau C 113
May 10 –
July 10
Monday,
Wednesday,
Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $237.50 K. Lawrence C 123

Nurse Aide II

NUR 3241C
Seated — Elizabeth City Campus

The Nurse Aide II course prepares graduates to perform more complex skills for patients or residents. A skill evaluation is required for documenting student competency. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. In all employment settings, the listed Nurse Aide II will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel.

Date Fee Instructor Location
May 22 – July 31 Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. $237.50 C. Ricks C 109

Pharmacy Tech

PHM 3250A

The course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills required to work as a technician in a drug store or other pharmacy. Course topics covered include drug classification, drug distribution, anatomy and physiology ads they relate to disease with an emphasis on drug therapy, laws and regulations basic to a pharmacy practice. Manuals can be purchased in the Follett Bookstore on the Elizabeth City Campus. You must meet one of the following requirements:

  • NCDAP: 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
  • CRC: a score of “4” on the applied math section
Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2368 to be added to the waitlist TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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.

Prerequisite: Must be a certified healthcare worker (CNA, Medical Assistant, LPN/RN or EMT).

Elizabeth City Campus:

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 13 – 20 Monday, Wednesday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $85 M. Rodriguez C 109

Edenton-Chowan Campus:

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
April 8 – 17 Monday, Wednesday 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. $85 M. Rodriguez EDN 305

Occupational Development Classes

Effective Teacher Training (Hybrid)

EDU 3002A
Elizabeth City Campus

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

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to be added to the waitlist TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

CDL Written Exam Prep Training

TRA 3605A

This program prepares you for three written Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) tests, which include General Knowledge, Combination and Airbrakes with an 80 percent or better. Tuition covers cost of drivers manual.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to be added to the waitlist TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Introduction to Plumbing — Residential Basics

PLU 3024A
Elizabeth City Campus

Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or looking to learn the basics of the plumbing trade, this course will introduce you to the basics of plumbing. Topics will include installation and maintenance of piping, fittings, valves along with tool safety and standard practices in the plumbing industry. Upon completion, you should have basic knowledge of installing and maintaining basic residential plumbing systems, components and fixtures. This class will consist of classroom work as well as work in the plumbing lab.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to be added to the waitlist TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

OSHA 10 Construction

OSH 3013A
Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center (RATTC), Currituck campus

Due to the varying work duties performed at a construction job site, the potential for accidents is an unfortunate reality. However, taking unnecessary risk doesn’t need to be the norm for you or your employees. OSHA 10 trained employees will receive the safety education necessary to guide everyday decisions that help them avoid injury and accidents. Upon successful completion, you’ll receive an OSHA card.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to be added to the waitlist TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Personal Enrichment Classes

Art Classes

Painting — Acrylic and Mixed Media Mini Session

CSP 4000D
Elizabeth City Campus

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 may also focus on acrylic techniques. Students will have the flexibility in the subjects they depict. Decorative painting using acrylics will also be covered. Art materials needed: no. 2 pencil, drawing paper, canvas (canvas paper), set of acrylic paints (most acrylic paints work just fine) and basic brushes (small, medium and large).

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
July 9 – 11 Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday
9 a.m. – noon $70 M. Sawyer C 222

Painting – Watercolors

CSP 4000D
Elizabeth City Campus

Have Fun with Watercolor is a course for the beginner to intermediate and beyond art student. 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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to be added to the waitlist TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Photography

CSP 4000P
Elizabeth City Campus

Learn how to use your camera. A fun classroom/workshop setting that will give you the knowledge to use your camera the way it was meant to be. Learn how to use settings other than “automatic” to achieve better photos. Whether you’re a beginner, novice, more advanced photographer, a want-to-be photographer, or just want to learn how to use that camera you bought, these hands-on sessions are for you.

Suggested materials:

  • Camera, point-and-shoot, digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) or mirrorless
  • Notebook
  • Camera flash, if you have one (not required)
  • Extra SD card
  • Charged camera batteries
  • Thumb drive
  • Your imagination and enthusiasm
Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to be added to the waitlist TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Ceramics Open Studio

CSP 4000CF
Elizabeth City Campus

Open studio welcomes students with previous ceramic experience 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 first day of class.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
April 8 – May 20 Monday,
Wednesday
9 – 11 a.m. $95 C. Henninger PLAB 1
May 20 – June 26 Monday,
Wednesday
9 – 11 a.m. $95 C. Henninger PLAB 1

Pottery: Wheel Throwing

CSP 4000BK
Elizabeth City Campus

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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
April 5 – May 15 Wednesday:
Friday:
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
9 – 11 a.m.
$95 J. Murray PLAB 1

Baking Classes

Buttercream Cake Decorating

CSP 4000C

In this class you’ll learn to decorate buttercream cakes for all occasions. Proper use of various decorating tips and utensils will be explored, as well as how to write on a cake and the art of creating flowers and border designs. Please ask for supply list.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to be added to the waitlist TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Driver Improvement Classes

Motorcycle Safety

CSP 4000M
Elizabeth City Campus

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.

Date Days Time Location Fee Instructor
May 10 – 12 Friday:
Saturday, Sunday:
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FC 128
parking lot D
$160 G. Wyman
June 14 – 16 Friday:
Saturday, Sunday:
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FC 128
parking lot D
$160 G. Wyman
June 28 – 30 Friday:
Saturday, Sunday:
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FC 128
parking lot D
$160 G. Wyman
July 5 – 7 Friday:
Saturday, Sunday:
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FC 128
parking lot D
$160 G. Wyman
July 12 – 14 Friday:
Saturday, Sunday:
6 – 10 p.m.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FC 128
parking lot D
$160 G. Wyman

Experienced Motorcycle Safety

CSP 4000M
Elizabeth City Campus

The Experienced Rider Course will help you hone the physical and mental skills needed to ride safely. This full day of riding on a controlled course allows you to practice new skills or refine existing ones. You’ll use your own motorcycle and participants who pass the final skills test will receive a completion card.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 18 Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $75 G. Wyman FC 128

Safe Driver-DDC4 (4 hours)

CSP 4000B
Elizabeth City Campus

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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 22 Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $75 C. Griffin FC 121B
June 12 Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $75 C. Griffin FC 121B
July 10 Wednesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $75 C. Griffin FC 121B

Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving — DDC-ADD (8 hours)

CSP 4000ED
Elizabeth City Campus

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.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
May 25 Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $100 C. Griffin FC 121B
June 8 Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $100 C. Griffin FC 121B
July 13 Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $100 C. Griffin FC 121B

Special Interest Classes

Introduction to Beekeeping

CSP 4000KP
Edenton-Chowan Campus

Beekeeping is a complex but rewarding undertaking. This class will give you a basic understanding of what is required to become a successful beekeeper. You’ll learn how to prepare to keep bees, install bees in a hive and care for bees through the first year. One of the important lessons in the class will be how to get support for your beekeeping efforts after the class. Come prepared to be amazed.

Suggested textbook (purchase on your own): Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition. Fee includes local/state Bee Association Membership.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
Contact 252-335-0821 ext. 2250 to be added to the waitlist TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Human Resources Development (HRD)/Job Skills

Basic Introduction to Computers

HRD 3005A
Elizabeth City Campus

Students will learn basic computer skills necessary in the workplace or at home. The course consists of an introduction to basic computer skills and terminology and word processing using Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel, how to send attachments, surf the World Wide Web, search and emails. You’ll learn how to use basic computer tools to complete simple cut and paste tasks using the mouse and keyboard. May be fee waived.

Date Days Time Fee Instructor Location
April 29 – May 22 Monday, Wednesday 5 – 8 p.m. $75 R. Jackson FC 128

NC WORKS Career Center (Formerly Employment Office/ESC)

HRD classes are fee waivered for those who are unemployed, underemployed or have notification of a lay off. These courses are available to help job seekers prepare their resumes and learn job search strategies. Courses also provide development of communication skills and practice in classes offered every other week.

Current schedule for HRD classes:

Course Number Dates Days Time
Employability Skills HRD 3001 May – September Tuesday 9 a.m. – noon
Communication Skills HRD 3002 May – September Thursday 9 – 11 a.m.