Education briefs

-A A +A

BCC adds short-term classes for spring
The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards 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. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register. The following are upcoming CEWD courses and seminars:

Career Readiness Certification (CRC) and Human Resource Development (HRD)
Fee waivers available for CRC/HRD courses.
Basics to Employment: Main, March 18-27, Monday and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., $65; Main, April 19-May 10, Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon, $65; Leland, April 8-17, Monday and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., $65.
Basic Survival Skills, BETC, April 16-June 4, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $175; BETC, April 17-June 5, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $175.
Career Focus HIT (prerequisite for Healthcare Billing and Coding): Leland, April 15-24, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays, 5-9 p.m., $65; Main, April 30-May 9,     Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., $65.
Career Focus Nurse Aide (prerequisite for Nurse Aide I): Leland, April 2-11, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $65; BETC, April 30-May 9, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $65.
Career Readiness Certification: Leland, April 4, Thursday, 5-9 p.m., $30; Main, March 21, Thursday, 5-9 p.m., $30.
Communications at Work and Home: Main, April 15-May 6, Mondays, 6-9 p.m., $65; Leland, March 21-April 11, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., $65.
Employment Readiness: Main, March 25-April 10, Monday and Wednesdays, 5-9 p.m., $65; Main, April 23-May 9, Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $65.
Money Matters: Main, April 8-29, Mondays, 6-9 p.m., $65; SBIC, April 30-May 9, Tuesday and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., $65.

Community Service Programs
For more information, call 755-7408.
Backyard Hydroponics/Aquaponics: Main, March 29-30, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $80.
Basic Adult Piano: SBIC, March 19-May 7, Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $65.
Basic Painting: Leland, March 19-May 23, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., $80.
Beginning the Conversation–Advance Care Planning: Leland, March 21, Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m., free; SBIC, March 28, Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m., free.
Cupcake Surprises: Main, March 26-May 7, Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., $65.
Coping with Advanced Illness: Main, April 11, Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m., free; Leland, April 18, Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m., free; SBIC, April 25, Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m., free.
Estate Planning: Main, March 19, Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., free; Leland, April 18, Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., free.
Fashion Jewelry: Main, April 9-May 28, Tuesdays, 5:30-8 p.m., $75.
Getting Paid to Talk, Making Money with your Voice: Main, April 25, Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m., $35.
How to Play Guitar: Level III: SBIC, March 19-May 7, Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., $65.
Introduction to Birding: Main, April 5-May 10, Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon, $50.
Introduction to Medicare: Main, March 21, Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., free; Main, April 4, Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., free; SBIC, April 25, Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., free.
Introduction to Silversmithing: Main, April 11-May 30, Thursdays, 5:30-8 p.m., $75.
Kayaking 101: Main, April 13-May 18, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, $125.
OSHA for Funeral Director CE Course: Main, March 22, Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $65.
Paying for Nursing Home Cost: Leland, March 21, Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m., free; Main, April 9, Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m., free.
Redesigning Jewelry: SBIC, March 25-May 13, Mondays, 1-3:30 p.m., $75.
Sewing Beginning/Intermediate: Main, March 25-May 13, Mondays, 1-4 p.m., $80; Main, March 25-May 13, Mondays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $80.
ZUMBA Gold: SBIC, March 20-May 8, Wednesday, 9-10 a.m., $50.

Computer Training
There is an additional $5 technology fee for all computer classes.
Adobe Photoshop Elements I/ II: Main, April 13-May 13, Monday and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., $120.
Employment Online: BETC, April 2-May 9, Tuesday and Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., $120.
Understanding PCs Beginners: Leland, April 2-May 21, Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon, $120.
Understanding Portable Technology and Internet Appliances: Leland, April 17-July 10, Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., $120.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
For more information, call Rich Burns at 754-8245, ext. 1022, or email rburns@brunswickes.com.

Esthetician Technology Services
Students can perform the following services: facials, hair removal, back cleansing and micro-dermabrasion. Senior citizens (65+), Brunswick Community College students, faculty and staff receive all services at half-price. Senior citizens (65+), faculty and staff can receive one rejuvenation facial service free (one free service per week).
Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fire Rescue
2012 Fire Academy: For more information, call John Winders at 754-8245, ext. 3, or email jwinders@brunswickes.com.

Foreign Languages
Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: Main, April 14-Sept. 27, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 6-9 p.m., $120.
Foundational Studies
Get your GED free through Brunswick Community College. Classes are now being offered near Sunset Beach, Waccamaw, Southport, Oak Island, Supply and Leland.
For more information, call the College and Career Readiness Team at 755-7358.
Green Programs
Solar Installer: Leland, April 6, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30-5 p.m., $192.50.
Your Role in the Green Environment: BETC, April 8-22, Monday and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., $65.

Prerequisites must be completed prior to registration for all classes in this section. Call 755-7378 for more information.
Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology: Main, April 9-June 20, Tuesday and Thursdays, 6:15-9:45 p.m., $180.
Introduction to Addictions Counseling: Main, April 8-June 26, Monday and Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., $175.
Nurse Aide I: Main, March 19-June 27, Tuesday and Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $203.
Nurse Aide Refresher: Main, April 12-May 10, Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $130.

EKG Technician: Main, April 5-19, Fridays, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $59.

Law Enforcement
Basic Security Officer Training: Leland, April 15-24, Monday and Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., $120.

Motorcycle Rider Education
Participants must attend all sessions fully to earn credit for the class: Friday 6-10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Basic Rider Course: Main, April 5-7, $150; Main, April 26-28, $150.

Participants must purchase the current edition Notary book prior to coming to class.
Notary: Main, April 16-17, Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:30-9 p.m., $65.

Online Courses
For more information, contact Lori Summerlin at 755-7408 or email longl@brunswickcc.edu.
AlphaSprout: www.brunswickcc.edu/continuing-education/alpha-sprout.
Ed2Go: www.brunswickcc.edu/continuing-education/ed2go.
Gatlin Education Services: www.brunswickcc.edu/continuing-education/gatlin-education-services.

Real Estate
Real Estate Provisional Broker: Main    , April 1-May 20, Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays, 6-10 p.m., $175.

Small Business Center
Alternative Access to Capital: Main, April 23, Tuesday, 1-4 p.m., free.
Inexpensive and Create Ways to Market Your Small Business: Leland, March 21, Thursday, 6-9 p.m., free.
Microsoft Access for the Small Business Owner: Leland, March 19, Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., free.
Microsoft PowerPoint for the Small Business Owner: Main, April 9, Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., free.
Microsoft Publisher for the Small Business Owner: Main, April 6, Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., free.
Secrets of Great Customer Service: Leland, March 21, Thursday, 1-4 p.m., free.
Time Management for the Small Business: Leland, April 17, Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon, free.
Why Successful Businesses Are Successful: Leland, April 18, Thursday, 6-9 p.m., free.

Workforce Development
Basic Survival Skills: Leland, April 13-June 1, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $175.
Electrical License Renewal: Main, April 27,     Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $65.
Tax Preparers Professional Education: Main, April 30-May 14, Tuesday and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., $65.
Vehicle Escort: Main, March 23, Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $70.

Youth Explorations for Summer (YES) 2013
Come and enjoy the fun this year at Brunswick Community College YES Camp. Limited spaces are available, register early. For more camp information, call 755-7378 or visit www.brunswickcc.edu/yes-camps.

Free Programs
New Generations Careers Brunswick grant is funded by the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center. These programs will target adults, ages 18-30, and assist them in charting their own career path. Services provided include: career path exploration, planning, education, training, work-life skill training, mentors, job shadowing, internships, and much more!
Students will be able to choose a career path from the following areas: building construction, carpentry technician, CAD blueprint technician, computer repair technician, electrical technician, green construction rehabilitation specialist, healthcare billing/coding, heating and air condition technician, industrial and facilities maintenance technology, medical office assistant, nursing assistant, plumbing technician, solar installer and vehicle maintenance.
For more information about these free programs, call 755-7378.