BCC continuing education schedules

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Karen Ladley, public information officer at the college.

Many business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7380 to register.

The following are upcoming Continuing Education courses and seminars:

Lifelong Learning

Ava Gardner Museum Tour: See original scripts, costumes and personal effects of screen legend and N.C. native Ava Gardner. The tour includes lunch at the Sweetwater’s Grille and Cheesecake Co. in Selma and a stop at the outlet stores. Supply, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14; $49.

Florence Nightingale: The Lady With The Lamp: Marjorie Megivern returns to portray Florence Nightingale, a legend in the nursing world and a marvel of organization and perseverance. Supply, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Thursday, May 22; $35 (includes lunch).

Coffee Hours, Artifact Hunting in Brunswick County: Presenter Mike Norwood. Supply, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20; $15.

Small Business and Workforce Development

The Business of Manufacturing: This course was designed to communicate to employees the importance of understanding manufacturing as a business. Students will learn concepts to help them understand the big picture of how their company makes a profit and how their role in the company has an impact on the ability of their company to make money. Supply, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 20–June 12; $55.

Easy Online Web Design and Internet Marketing: You’ll learn how to design a Web site online and save hundreds of dollars doing it yourself. Supply, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20; free

How to Start a Small Business: In this three-hour seminar, you will learn step by step procedures to establish a small business. Creating a business name, choosing your legal structure, opening a business bank account, etc. Supply, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 10; free.

Microsoft Excel for Small Business: You will create an Excel spreadsheet of your choice, change columns and rows, use formulas and change the chart appearance with colors and boarders. Supply, 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 9; free.

QuickBooks Pro for Small Business, Getting Started: Participants will begin using QuickBooks accounting software as soon as they arrive. By the end of the first session, they will have a business checking account and budget ready to use. Supply, 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 9; free.

Microsoft Word for Small Business: This course is practical and fast paced. Using MSWord, you will be able to set margins, edit text, select and format characters and paragraphs, add page breaks, use “find and replace,” and more. Supply, 6-9 p.m. Monday, June 2; free.

Healthcare Providers

Nursing Assistant I: This is a 148-hour course that includes classroom lecture, laboratory practice and clinical rotation to a long term/skilled care facility. The student who successfully completes this course with a minimum of 80-percent average will be eligible to take the North Carolina State Certification Examination. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, May 27-July 9; $143.25 plus NA I text and workbook.

Current Diabetes Mellitus (.6 CEUs): This class will examine current trends in the management of patients with Diabetes. Supply, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 17; $55.

Occupational Training

Professional Flower Gardening: This course includes lectures and hands-on experience. Call for location information. Bolivia, 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 15–Aug. 21; $40+.

Welding: This course will teach basic welding skills necessary for employment in the welding industry. Supply, Mondays and Wednesdays, May 19–Aug. 6; $60.

Beginning and Introduction to Conversational Spanish: This class is for students who have little or no knowledge of Spanish and would like to be able to communicate with Spanish speaking individuals. Supply, 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 19–July 23; $60.

Effective Teacher Training: For teachers and substitute teachers who want to be successful in meeting everyday challenges. Required for all substitute teachers in Brunswick County. Supply, 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 20–June 19; $55.

Real Estate

Real Estate Contracts and Closings (RLS 3703): Supply, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 4-July 9; $55.