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BCC sets continuing education classes

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

Many small 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 CEWD courses and seminars:

Small Business

Going Global With Your Business, Not Postal! Learn how to compete in the global economy by taking advantage of the weak U.S. dollar through exporting your goods abroad or reducing your material and sourcing cost. But most importantly, prepare yourself and your firm to be competitive in the global economy. 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, Supply, free.

Matchforce.org. Matchforce.org automatically matches your business to current federal opportunities, large and small. This is a hands-on seminar where you actually register your business profile. From that point on, your firm will automati­cally receive immediate notification of contracts that you qualify for. Matchforce.org even allows you to post job openings and find employees for your business. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, Supply, free.

Lifelong Learning

Holiday Gifts From The Kitchen: It’s that time of the year and Melon Corsini give us ideas for gift giving from the kitchen. Join Melon as she demonstrates cooking ideas that make wonderful Christmas gifts. You’ll get to sample the items and take recipes home with you. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, or Thursday, Nov. 13, Supply, $15.

Travel in Italy: Planning a trip to Italy or would you just love to know more it? Class discussions will cover all of Italy and will include: how to find the best airfare, getting around in Italy and information about various hotels and restaurants. We will also provide information about small group trips and trying to “do it on your own.” It is an enjoyable and relaxing four-class program. 6-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 4–Dec. 2, Supply, $20 plus textbook.

Herbs for Women: In the wake of issues concerning hor­mone replacement therapies, more women than ever are seeking out natural alternatives for menopause support. Come learn about some of the most popular herbs for wom­en’s health and familiarize yourself with the most up-to-date research. This class will also address adrenal exhaustion and thyroid dysfunctions that are so common in today’s stressful society. 2-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 3 and 4, Supply, $20.

The Lower Cape Fear Before & During World War II Up to Hurricane Hazel: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, Supply, $20 (includes lunch).

Tango the Night Away: Are you fascinated by the pro­gram, “Dancing with the Stars”? Do you wish you could dance the night away (or at least an hour)? 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 30–Nov. 20, Supply, $25.

Computer Classes

Adobe Photoshop Elements Digital: This software will be used for image creation, correc­tion and enhancement. Students will learn how to create, edit, retouch, modify, enhance and prepare eye-catching images. 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 12–Dec. 17, Supply, $55.

Windows and the Internet: 5-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 3–Dec. 15, Supply, $55.

Introduction to Personal Computers: 5-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 3–Dec. 15, Leland, $55.

Occupational Training and Workforce Development

Notary: Notaries play an important role in preventing fraud and pro­vide a means of validating records of certain actions and agreements. They verify the identity of individuals execut­ing documents that transfer valuable property or establish important legal rights or obligations. 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 18–Nov. 19, Supply, $50.

Pathway to Employment: Application, Resume, Interview: Do you need a job? Are you getting tired of getting “stuck” on your path to employment? This is just the course for you. Students will learn how to seek employment, develop a winning resume, and survive through the interview. 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 11–Dec. 16, Supply, $55.

Success in Test Taking: Tired of being so sure you know the material only to take the tests and find out you really don’t? This is just the course for you. This 8-hour class will present test-taking tips and strategies that will allow you to more effectively prepare for exams and assessments. 9-11 a.m. Fridays, Nov. 7–21, Supply, $50.

Real Estate

Employability Inventory & Analysis (EIA) for Real Estate Provisional Brokers: This three-hour course will introduce students to study skills and critical thinking concepts and assess an individual’s basic workplace skills in reading for information, applied mathematics and locating information. This course is a registration pre-requisite for the Provisional Brokers Course. 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, Supply, $50.

Did you know there are approximately 300 classes you can take online from your own home? It’s easy to do.

Go to www.ed2go.com/brunswick and sign up today.