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Continuing education classes offered at BCC

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at Brunswick Community College 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.

Many business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and over, can also take many classes free of charge.

For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, visit: www.brunswickcc.edu.

Call 755-7380 to register.

The following are upcoming continuing education courses and seminars:

Lifelong Learning

Ballroom Dancing: Learn to dance! Partners preferred. Supply, Tuesdays, April 8–May 20, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Class size is limited. $40.

Drawing for Beginners: Whether you are just beginning or want to fine–tune your skills, this course will help you develop your ability to draw. Materials needed: 16 x 20 newsprint pad, charcoal pencil and kneadable eraser. Leland, Tuesdays, April 8-29, 6–8 p.m. $65.

Gardening in Southern Brunswick County: This course will cover the climate and challenges of gardening in the coastal South including garden design, soil basics and environment—friendly plant care. Emphasis is on which plants will thrive in our area. Supply, Mondays, April 7–May 5, 6-8 p.m. Fee waived for NC Seniors over 65. $49.

Coffee Hours and Lectures: Write Your Life Story “Where to Begin?”: Supply, Tuesday, March 25, 9-11 a.m. $15.

Small Business and Workforce Development

What You Need to Get a Small Business Loan: Supply, Tuesday, April 1, 6-9 p.m. Free.

Biodiesel: This introductory workshop covers the fundamentals of biodiesel with an emphasis on fuel production, quality control, engine performance, and vehicle emissions. Supply, Thursday, April 3, 6-8 p.m. Free.

Banking Supervision: Encouraging people to work well with others is the key to success as a supervisor. Supply, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 8-June 5, 6-9 p.m. $60 plus materials.

Certified Nursing Assistant Level 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. Supply, Mondays and Wednesdays, April 9-June 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; or Leland, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, April 1-May 14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $143.25

Practicality of Nursing Theory: (0.3 CEUs) This class is beneficial to the practicing nurse, whether clinical, administrative, leadership or in the education position. These classes are guaranteed to give the nurse a greater appreciation for the profession and the framework upon which to base nursing care. Supply, Thursday, April 3, 6-9 p.m. $50. (Register by March 27)

Success in Test Taking for Nurses: 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 eight-hour class will present test-taking tips and strategies that will allow you to more effectively prepare for nursing exams and assessments. Supply, Fridays, April 4-25, 9-11 a.m. $50.

Occupational Training

Notary Public: This is a six-hour course scheduled to run every 6 weeks. Supply, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23, 6-9 p.m.; or Leland, Monday and Tuesday, March 24 and 25, 6-9 p.m. $50 plus textbook.

Computer Classes

Microsoft Excel for Small Business: Leland, Tuesday, April 1, 6-8 p.m. Free.

QuickBooks 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. Leland, Monday, April 7, 6-9 p.m. Free.

QuickBooks Beyond Basics: This class is designed for individuals who have taken the basic class or who have a basic understanding of the program. Supply, Thursdays, March 27-May 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $55 plus material.

Real Estate

Real Estate Provisional Brokers: Supply, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 7–June 16, 9 a.m.–noon or 6–9 p.m. $60 plus books and CD.