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Community Enrichment 6 Art 6 Creative Writing 10 Financial Wellness 11 Food & Beverage 11 Home & Garden 12 Languages 16 Motorcycle Safety 18 Music, Dance & Film 19 Recreation & Relaxation 19 Online 20 Occupational Training 21 Automotive 21 Computers 22 Emergency Services 27 Health Services 28 Nurse Aide I & II Hospitality Services 31 Job Preparedness & Training 32 Nonprofit 36 Workforce Training

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Craft Beverage Institute

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Basic Skills GED Preparation English as a Second Language Compensatory Education

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BioNetwork 48 Entrepreneurship 51

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Course Description. Continue your discovery of the versatility of acrylic paints and mediums. Enhance your paintings using glazing techniques, textures, transfers and “skins.� If you have some experience with acrylics, this class is for you. Bring usual paint supplies and canvas boards to first class. Ursula Gullow, Instructor. (Date ), (Time), (Course #) W, 1/22-2/26, 6 - 7:30 p.m., CSP-4049-42AR (Location) RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Online 57 Sustainable Living

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Madison Site

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Campus Maps

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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.


General Information

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Registration information, page 5. Register early!

Books

Because of the high cost of books, we only have students purchase textbooks when they are essential. Students should bring the book with them to the first class. Textbooks can be purchased at the Asheville campus and Enka site. Hours for the Asheville and Enka locations are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books are available at the Madison site for classes scheduled at that campus only. Hours for the Madison site are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For textbook title and cost, go to abtech.edu/ce/textbook

Disclaimer

This schedule listing should not be considered a contract between Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and any student. Errors may occur in preparing for publication. Changes may be necessary for various reasons. A minimum enrollment may be required to offer a course or continue a sequence of courses. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the State Legislature. There may be changes in the class schedule for inclement weather. If changes are necessary, an effort will be made to inform the students who are preregistered or enrolled.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services, or activities. All requests for appropriate auxiliary aids and services must be made within a reasonable time prior to the activity to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator. If you have comments or suggestions for ensuring that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in or to enjoy the benefits of A-B Tech services, programs or activities, or if you wish to file a complaint under the ADA, please contact the ADA Coordinator: Ms. Kaye Waugh, Human Resources Office, Sunnicrest, 340 Victoria Road, Asheville NC 28801, 828-398-7114.

Disability Support Services

Individuals with disabilities (as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, "ADA") wishing to make a request for reasonable accommodation, auxiliary communication aids or services, or materials in alternative accessible formats should contact the Disability Services Counselor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center or call 828-398-7141.

New Teachers: New Classes

Do you have a new class you would like to propose for consideration in a future schedule? If you are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about your subject and can communicate to a variety of people, we would like to hear from you. Email Lynne Gabai: lynnesgabai@abtech.edu for a Course Proposal Form to be submitted for each class you are proposing. The form(s) must be submitted electronically and cannot be mailed.

Financial Assistance Contact: Marie Eller at 828-398-7833, sylviameller@abtech.edu or Amy Green at amyegreen@abtech.edu. You may be eligible for financial assistance through one of the following programs: • A-B Tech Foundation • NC Back to Work • Project Skill-UP * Business of Beer • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) * Logistics Associate Certification * Truck Driving * Fundamentals of Automated Machining • Golden Leaf Foundation (Madison County Residents) * Electronic Health Records * EMT – Intermediate * Any Nurse Aide I Class * Nurse Aide II- Offered based on demand * Ophthalmic Assistant

• State Employees Credit Union (SECU) * Electronic Health Records * Logistics Associate Certification * Nurse Aide I * Solar: Photovoltaic Entry Level NABCEP

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must submit one of the following legal documents: 1. Social Security card 2. Copy of marriage license 3. Copy of divorce decree 4. Passport 5. Copy of court documents

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Registration Information

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Three Easy Ways to Register 1. Mail Complete the continuing education registration form on page 4 and mail with your check or money order to: (Payment should include all fees listed for each course.)

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Students are not registered to class until payment is received. If a class fills, a waiting list will be maintained for an additional or future class.

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2. In-Person Complete the continuing education registration form on page 4 and bring with your payment (check, cash, money order or credit card) to one of our three locations:

Enka Site between 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays. 1459 Sand Hill Rd. Candler, NC 28715 Lobby, Haynes Building

Asheville Campus between 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fridays, 340 Victoria Rd. Asheville, NC 28801 Lobby, Hemlock Building

Madison Site between 8:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays 4646 US 25-70 Marshall, NC 28753 Lobby, Ramsey Building

3. Online Go to abtech.edu/ce/registration and click “Online.” Follow the instructions.

Refund Policy: As established by the NC State Board of Community Colleges, a refund shall be made under the following circumstances: 1) If a student officially withdraws prior to the first class meeting, the student will receive a 100% refund; 2) If a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, a student will receive a 100% refund; 3) A 75% refund shall be made if the student officially drops the class prior to or on the official 10% point of the term. Insurance, technology, consumable, and student activity fees are not refundable. (Self-supporting classes with CSP and SEF are excluded) 4) No refund will be made after the 10 percent point of the class; 5)The insurance fee is refundable only if a class is canceled or the student drops before the class begins. 6) There will be a minimum of three to four weeks to process refunds. Repeat Policy Occupational extension courses may not be taken more than twice within a five-year period without the student paying the full cost of the course as determined by the College. Students may repeat occupational extension courses more than once if the repetitions are required for certification, licensure or recertification. Senior Citizens The Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver was discontinued by the state legislature, effective July 1, 2013. Student Eligibility Continuing education course offerings are designed for adult learners. In special cases, 16- and 17-year-olds will be considered when (1) there is available space in the class and (2) they obtain the required permissions and signatures on the College’s Minor Permission Form.

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ART Abstract Art - Interpreting Self

Abstract art can be whatever you make of it! It can interpret your beliefs, fears, passions and convey profound power, as well as quiet stillness. Come celebrate the many approaches to abstract art through a variety of mediums. Discover your creative side while exploring texture, color and shape. All levels welcome. Materials needed: large poster paper/cardboard, an acrylic paint set, brushes, charcoals or conte' crayons, old magazines and glue. Some class materials will be available. Bring supplies to first class. Ursula Gullow, Instructor. TH, 3/6-4/3, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4027-03AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Acrylics, Creative Expression

Continue your discovery of the versatility of acrylic paints and mediums. Enhance your paintings using glazing techniques, textures, transfers and “skins.” If you have some experience with acrylics, this class is for you. Bring usual paint supplies and canvas boards to first class. Ursula Gullow, Instructor. W, 3/5-4/2, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4020-05AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Art History - A Survey of Art

Art history can tell more about a culture than any other subject matter. You will travel throughout a small part of the world of art by viewing images and snippets from movies dealing with art. The beginning is a good place to start, then to the middle and as the culture goes...the probable end of art. Come and explore a visual survey including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and some architecture. There will be discussion on the past, present and future of art in a computerized world. Peter Loewer, Instructor. W, 2/26-3/26, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4134-07AR RM 233, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Calligraphy - Pointed Pen

The simple act of writing has been considered sacred by all cultures as a lasting form of expression and communication. Good handwriting is not as essential to good calligraphy as one would think. You will reconstruct and develop practical and personal styles of hand lettering, giving them a contemporary zeal based on the distinctive characteristics of the pointed pen. You will text various pen, paper and ink combinations, compiling a hand bound book of the class notes and exercises. Supply costs will range from $55-$70. TH, 2/6-3/6, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4513-08AR RM 231, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Capturing Figures in Motion

Through observation of how each part of the body moves and a variety of drawing and painting exercises, you will discover a way to free yourself from stiff renderings of the human or animal form and gain the confidence to use lines and shading to convey energy and dimension to your work. Explore drawing and painting more interesting shapes and capture vital, important elements adding richness to your art. Ursula Gullow, Instructor. Bring charcoal and large sheets of poster board or newsprint to the first class. TH, 1/23-2/20, 2 - 5 p.m., CSP-4501-09AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Collage Art and Mixed Media

Create a series of expressive collages while discovering the fundamentals of art and design. Incorporating painting, intuitive drawing, paper and photos into your work will awaken your spontaneity and creative freedom. All levels welcome from beginning artists to experienced looking to be reinvigorated. Materials include: photographs, magazines, construction and/or tissue paper, fabrics, cardboard/poster/canvas board, scissors or penknife, Elmer's glue or glue stick, paints, charcoals or conte’ crayons, pens and colored pencils. Bring supplies to the first class. Ursula Gullow, Instructor. TH, 1/23-2/20, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4084-11AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59 TH, 3/6-4/3, 2 - 5 p.m., CSP-4084-12AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

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828-398-7817 or 828-398-7369 Drawing, Beginning

If you can write your name, you can learn to draw. This class will give you the basic drawing skills and confidence you need to develop your abilities. Focus will be placed on the study of line, shape, design, perspective, composition and texture. Minimal drawing supplies needed. Bring pencils, erasers and a sketch pad to first class. Paula Parker, Instructor. M, 1/27-3/3, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4009-14AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Drawing for Artists

For artists who want to improve their drawing skills. Drawing is a mode of expression, a realization of an idea that cannot be put into words. A variety of drawing media will be explored. You will gain a better understanding of composition, construction, perspective, tonal value, light and shadow. Your ability to draw realistically and constructively provides you with a solid basis for professional growth as an artist. Bring drawing materials to the first class. Paula Parker, Instructor. M, 3/17-4/21, 9:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m., CSP-4438-15AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Elements of Design for Artists

Basic design is the foundation for all artists. But do you know what it is? Visual elements are "the basic things that can be seen" and design and composition is "arranging the basic things better." Explore elements that create harmony, contrast and rhythm while enhancing your ability to think visually and communicate ideas that will create visual impact in all of your forms of expression. Ursula Gullow, Instructor/Artist will guide you through a series of exercises using paints, collage and other mixed media. Bring scissors, magazines and large sheets of poster board to the first class. F, 3/7-4/11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4001-17AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Painting, Beginning Acrylics

Looking for a painting class for beginners where you can have fun, learn some basics, and explore your creative side? Acrylic paints are vibrant, easy to use, and lend themselves to beautiful spontaneous effects. You will mix and blend colors, create a range of different textures and brush strokes, and paint objects/still lifes to capture dimension, using acrylics. Even if you’ve never used an artist’s brush, you’ll have fun and learn a lot. Ursula Gullow, Instructor. W, 1/29-2/26, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4029-19AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59 T, 1/28-2/25, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4029-20AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Nature's Notebook: Drawing in Pen and Ink Learn to draw the intricacies of a flower or capture the elegance of a fern frond or the complex structure of native lichens by tuning your powers of observation. Drawing and writing in your diary or sketchbook will teach you more than any camera ever could. This class is appropriate for the beginning student to the accomplished artist. Peter Loewer, Instructor. TH, 1/23-2/27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4024-22AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59 M, 1/27-3/3, 6 - 8:30 p.m., CSP-4024-23AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59 TH, 3/6-4/10, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4024-24AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Studio Painting: Personal Style

Are you looking to broaden your painting skills while developing your own personal style? This studio class is a great place to develop your point of view with other painters using the medium of your choice. Working from photographs or still life, professional artist, Paula Parker will give one-on-one critiques each week. Bring painting supplies to the first class. This class is best suited to those who have had at least a beginner's course or some previous experience in any painting media. T, 1/28-3/4, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4035-26AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

The Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver was discontinued by the state legislature, effective July 1, 2013.

T, 3/18-4/22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4035-27AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

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Watercolor Simplified

Are you new to watercolors or just haven't had success in the past? Watercolors' unique working characteristics and process are easily learned. Unlock the mysteries of the fundamental elements: the secret to create glowing, transparent washes, effective color mixing, tonal value, how to plan your painting, and basic composition. This is a fun class taught in a casual atmosphere. Basic drawing skills needed. Come paint with us. Materials cost approximately $40. A supply list will be provided at first class. Paula Parker, Instructor. W, 1/29-3/5, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., CSP-4066-29AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Illustrated Watercolor Journaling

Be inspired to capture the beauty of your life, a special trip, or your daily adventures in a loose, journal style format. Explore drawing and watercolors using a straight-forward, intuitive approach. Learn how to pay attention to your world and see – then draw things that are important to you, capturing the details of everyday objects on watercolor pages. Just like handwriting you have a drawing style that artist Paula Parker will help you discover and then record what you see on paper and creatively enhance your pages with watercolor. Previous drawing and watercolor experience preferred. W, 3/19-4/23, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., CSP-4078-31AR RM 215, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Watercolor, Intermediate Landscape

Spend the day creating a painting in a casual relaxed environment. The focus will be to combine the reality of the landscape as seen in pictures with the sentiment and passion of your own personal vision. There will be demos, exercises, critique and lots of painting time. Previous watercolor experience is required. Bring your painting supplies to the first class and a brown bag lunch. Sandra Moore, Instructor. T, 1/28-2/18, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., CSP-4069-33AR RM 331, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $65 T, 3/11-4/1, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., CSP-4069-34AR RM 331, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $65

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Getting Great Photos from a Point and Shoot Camera Understanding how to use your point and shoot camera will help you take better pictures, preserve family memories, and have a lot more fun with your camera. Most of you never take your camera off the automatic mode. When you have completed this class you will have a better idea of all those settings and when to use them. TH, 1/23-2/6, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4098-37AR RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Beginning Digital Photography

Are you making the best pictures possible with your SLR camera? You will learn how to use your digital camera and the meaning of terms and concepts. Our instructor will give you direct, interactive feedback on your photographs and how to get the best images with your camera. Bring your camera to the first class. T, 1/28-3/4, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4047-38AR RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59 W, 1/22-2/26, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., CSP-4047-39AR RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59 TH, 2/13-3/20, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4047-40AR RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Intermediate Digital Photography

Do you have a good understanding of your camera such as composition and exposure but want to take better pictures and explore your camera’s capabilities? This class is designed to challenge your skill level and visual understanding of photography. During this class you will be given shooting and editing assignments for critiques. Bring your camera to the first class and anticipate the challenge to become a better photographer. W, 1/22-2/26, 6 - 7:30 p.m., CSP-4049-42AR RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59


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828-398-7817 or 828-398-7369 Photographing People: Capture the Moment

Whether you want to capture memorable moments while on a trip, at a family function, or you want to explore studio lighting for achieving good head shots or better family portraits; this exciting class taught by professional photographer, Raleigh Crowder-Harris will give you the confidence and skills for thinking and reacting quickly to come up with winning photos. You will be motivated to see your own surroundings with a fresh viewpoint and improve your technical skills when out and about with your camera. M, 1/27-2/17, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., CSP-4353-43AR RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Photography Appreciation

Are you drawn to photographs or have an appreciation for photography as an art form. Don't miss new class on the history of photography, the artists that paved the way, and contemporary photographic concepts. You don't have to be a photographer. It's for anyone that loves visual arts. Gain insight and be inspired about your own art. No photographic experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. Raleigh Crowder-Harris, Instructor. W, 1/29-2/19, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4040-44AR RM 231, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Pottery - Beginning Wheel Made Easy

This class is designed and structured for beginning students and will introduce the basic techniques involved in throwing on the potter's wheel and hand-building through class demonstrations and hands-on experience. All students will begin with simple forms to learn the basic skills of centering, pulling and trimming. Glazing and firing procedures will also be covered. Bring a towel, apron and a small notebook to the first class. Wear suitable clothes for working with clay. Beginning students only! The toolkit fee of $17 is payable at the first class. The lab fee includes one bag of clay, glazes, and firing. TH, 1/23-3/6, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4051-47AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $75, Supply/Lab: $15

T, 3/25-5/6, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4051-52AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $75, Supply/Lab: $15 T, 3/25-5/6, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4051-53AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $75, Supply/Lab: $15

Pottery - Intermediate Studio Lab

Are you looking for a studio where you can build on your basic skills and knowledge of throwing furthering your technical understanding of clay? Explore more complex functional forms, as well as advanced decorative and glazing techniques. Fired pieces will be critiqued to further develop your personal style. Demonstrations will be given and discussed each week. Previous clay experience is required. Lab fee includes one 25 lb. bag of clay, glazes and firing. Becca Floyd, Instructor. TH, 1/23-3/6, 2 - 5 p.m., CSP-4053-55AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $75, Supply/Lab: $15 TH, 3/20-5/1, 2 - 5 p.m., CSP-4053-56AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $$75, Supply/Lab: $15

Pottery - Plates, Platters, and Trays

In this exciting hand-building and throwing class, you will create plates, platter, and trays expressing your own individual artistry. Explore form, function, and textures. You will create different rims, feet and handles. Previous pottery experience is necessary. Lab fee includes one 25 lb. bag of clay, glazes, and firing. Laura Somervill, Instructor. M, 1/27-3/10, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4430-59AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $$75, Supply/Lab: $15 M, 1/27-3/10, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4430-60AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $$75, Supply/Lab: $15

T, 1/28-3/11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4051-48AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $75, Supply/Lab: $15 T, 1/28-3/11, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4051-49AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $75, Supply/Lab: $15 TH, 3/20-5/1, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4051-51AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $75, Supply/Lab: $15

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Pottery - Landscape Art and Garden Containers

This exciting class is designed for both beginning and intermediate levels. You will make containers for plants to grow in such as planters, wall planters and stacked tower planters. You will also make garden art such as garden-sized bird baths, lanterns, and bird houses. These projects will involve wheel and hand-building, as well as the use of decorative techniques. The lab fee includes one bag of clay, glazes, and firing. Laura Somervill, Instructor. M, 3/24-5/5, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4101-61AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $$75, Supply/Lab: $15 M, 3/24-5/5, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4101-62AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $$75, Supply/Lab: $15

Stained Glass, Beginning

Come and experience the world of stained glass with a veteran stained glass artist who will teach you how to cut glass, work with copper foil, the proper way to solder and pattern design. You will be introduced to the tools of the trade, as well as most of the materials including various types of glass. When you have completed this course you will have several finished projects to show, as well as a mastery of the basic skills used in the craft of stained glass. We welcome all beginners from those with no experience to a very elementary knowledge. Tools and supplies will costs $100-$150. W, 1/22-2/26, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4096-69AR RM 331, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Ins: $1.40

Stained Glass Panels, Lead Came

TH, 1/23-3/6, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4502-64AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $75, Supply/Lab: $15

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Do you have some experience with copper foil and want to be introduced to the basics of leaded glass construction? In this class you will explore the history of leaded glass, soldering, design, reinforcing and finishing techniques. If you have some experience with leaded glass and want to improve on your skills, there will be plenty of individual instruction tailored to your skill level. You will be amazed at the pieces you will produce in this class.

Pottery - The Teapot

T, 1/28-2/25, 6 - 8:30 p.m., CSP-4097-70AR RM 331, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Ins: $1.40

Pottery - Pitchers

This intermediate throwing class will focus on pitchers, the spouts and handles that make them truly functional. You will explore these difficult and compelling pouring pots while discussing what makes a good spout pour. You will make a variety of pitcher forms and view pitchers from around the world. Throwing experience required. Becca Floyd, Instructor.

Improve your throwing skills as you explore a variety of teapots with spouts, handles and lids. Discover the origin of the teapot and discuss other cultures that have adopted it as their own. Be inspired by techniques that will make your teapot a work of art as you serve your guests. Throwing experience and tenacity a plus as you tackle this form in a fun environment. Becca Floyd, Instructor. TH, 3/20-5/1, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4100-65AR RM Lower Level, Maple, Asheville Fees: Course: $75, Supply/Lab: $15

Creative Writing Writing: Memoirs - Your Life, Your Stories

Come and explore memoir as a literary genre wherein you will use your creativity and verbal prowess to preserve and share memories. By reading and listening to sample memoirs, engaging in critical discussions about style and technique, and employing writer's workshop strategies, you will write your own short memoir piece (or pieces) expressing memories as you like to remember them. Arrive ready to share and listen with an open mind. The personal nature of the memoir is only one of many reasons we conduct this class with mutual respect and open-mindedness to the experiences, opinions and varying talents of those around us. T, 1/28-3/4, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4379-73CW RM 237, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

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In this workshop you will be a working author just as in a professional writer's workshop. An emphasis is placed on the act of writing itself and putting your thoughts into words. You will spend most of your time putting pencil to paper, not just learning about it. You will be encouraged to think as a writer and to take your writing seriously. Different genres of writing and styles will be discussed. You will explore all the elements of great fiction from character, motivation and conflict to structure. Emphasis is placed on sharing work in class, on peer conferencing and editing. All writers from beginners to those with works in progress are welcome. T, 3/11-4/15, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4381-74CW RM 237, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Public Policy and Me

What do you know about public policy and our system of laws? In this exciting new course taught by Representative Susan C. Fisher, NC House District 114, you will discuss the workings of government meetings, citizen action, and public policies as they relate to a particular local issue or problem in the news. Explore how policy is delivered, e.g., Education Policy from the State to the local level. Discover how voting influences public policy and changes to state voting laws. You can make a difference! Wed, 2/ 5 - 3/5, 2-4 p.m., CSP-4512-196FW 232 Hemlock, Asheville Fees: $59

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh My!

Stop worrying and gain the confidence you need to create a personalized investment plan. This class will demystify how the financial markets work; help you consider your investment goals and strategies, as well as the risks and returns that are acceptable to your personal finances. The instructor David McMahan will guide you through these topics and more. M, 1/27-2/17, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4186-77FW RM 233, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59 F, 2/21-3/14, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., CSP-4186-78FW RM 131, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

Food & Beverage Artisan Bread and Rolls

Come join us and learn how to properly use yeast, shape different types of bread doughs into whole loaves, as well as to shape rolls. Different fermentation techniques, bread flavoring ingredients, whole grains, spices and fresh herbs will be used. Join us for this class so you will have confidence to fill your home with the warmth and aromas of fresh bread as you create your own home baked goods this winter! Bring a bag for the loaves we will bake in class. Wear non-slip shoes and an apron. Chef Joe Mitchell, Instructor. W, 2/5-2/19, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4510-80FB RM 114, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $65, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40

Financial Wellness Protect Your Retirement Plan Assets

Cake Decorating

If you are nearing retirement, are already retired, have inherited a retirement account, or are just concerned about protecting your retirement assets, this class is a must. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of leaving your retirement plan money in your 401(k) plan and how to avoid the most common beneficiary mistakes people make that result in thousands of dollars in needless taxes. Given all of today’s uncertainty, this is a class you cannot afford to miss! David McMahan, Instructor.

Whether you’re a home hobbyist or an aspiring baker, cake artist Waynette Scruggs’ eye for smart design will inspire you to make cakes that look as good as they taste. With nothing fancier than a pastry bag and a set of piping tips you will create elegant details that will accent your cakes to polished masterpieces. You’ll make royal icing and pipe sophisticated designs, for wedding cakes or any occasion cake that calls for elegance and panache. Supplies needed for class will cost approximately $39-$49.

F, 1/24-2/14, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., CSP-4195-76FW RM 131, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

M, 1/27-3/3, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4320- 82FB RM 331, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Hearty Soups and Stews

Learn how to prepare guaranteed crowd pleasers by making flavorful, creative and hearty soups and stews. Join Chef Eric Cox as he teaches you how to prepare the ultimate comfort food and often times, the first course of a meal. Wear non-slip shoes and an apron. W, 1/15-1/29, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4511-84FB RM 230, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $79, Supply/Lab: $39 Ins: $1.40

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Indian Cuisine, Beginning

Be adventurous and explore the flavorful cuisine of India. A hands-on class that will teach the basics of Indian cuisine: making ghee, spice blends (such as Garam Masala), various chutneys and cooling raitas. You will also learn to cook Basmati rice properly and how to cook different types of dal (legumes) as well as some popular vegetable preparations. Wear covered non-slip shoes and bring an apron, a knife, a paring knife, measuring cups and spoons, flexible spatula, dish towel and your enthusiasm. Bring containers to take home what you make in class, if it doesn’t all get eaten. Chef Karen Spradley, Instructor. M, 2/10-3/3, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., CSP-4207-85FB RM 230, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $79, Supply/Lab: $39 Ins: $1.40

Indian Cooking, Fresh and Healthy

If you think all Indian food is heavy in flavor, texture, and calories; think again. This hands-on class will explore the lighter side of Indian cooking. It is possible to make wonderful dals, rice, raitas, vegetables and main courses that are light, refreshing, and a bit on the healthier side! Wear covered non-slip shoes, and bring an apron, a knife, a paring knife, measuring cups and spoons, flexible spatula, a dish towel, and your enthusiasm. Bring containers to take home what you make in class if it doesn't all get eaten. Chef Karen Spradley, Instructor. M, 3/10-3/31, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., CSP-4418-86FB RM 230, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $79, Supply/Lab: $39 Ins: $1.40

Mother's Day Brunch

Learn how to impress and WOW your mother this year with a surprise brunch in her honor (or yours)! Avoid the chaos and crowds by cooking a tasty, nutritious and intimate meal in your home for your beloved mom and family. Items may include cupcakes, summer salads, vinaigrettes, bread pudding and tasty egg dishes. Wear non-slip shoes and an apron. Chef Joe Mitchell, Instructor. W, 3/26-4/9, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4506-88FB RM 230, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $79, Supply/Lab: $39 Ins: $1.40

Spring Brunches

As spring fast approaches, discover how to prepare creative brunch and breakfast foods for your weekend family gatherings. Start the weekend off right with delicious, easy to prepare meals that will be sure to please everyone. You will be inspired by the flavors of the season that will give you the confidence to invite guests. Wear non-slip shoes and an apron. Chef Eric Cox, Instructor. W, 3/5-3/19, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4509-90FB RM 230, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $79, Supply/Lab: $39 Ins: $1.40

Southern Cakes

Explore the art of baking cakes from scratch using locally available ingredients and traditional Southern methods. Simple glazed pound cakes, layer cakes; cream cheese and butter cream icings, as well as elaborate cooked icings like 7-minute coconut and cooked caramel icings will be covered. Instructor Jodi Thode, will inspire you to create beautiful, gracious Southern cakes for holidays, cerebrations or gift-giving. Supply list will be provided. T, 1/28-2/18, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4508-91FB RM 114, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $79, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40

Home & Garden Backyard Chickens

So, you're interested in raising chickens? You've embarked on a fun and exciting journey! This workshop is full of great information. Why would anyone want to raise chickens? They are easy and inexpensive to maintain (when compared to most other pets), provide eggs that are fresh, great-tasting, nutritious and chemicalfree. Chickens are also excellent for bug and weed control, and manufacture the world's best fertilizer. Ashley English, Instructor. TH, 1/23, 6 - 8:30 p.m., CSP-4377-93 HG RM 231, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $39

Romantic Valentine Dinners

Have you ever wanted to impress that special someone with your ability to prepare a meal from the heart? Now is your chance. Explore simple preparations of proteins, starches and vegetables and include wine paring suggestions in addition to simple winter salads and vinaigrettes. T, 1/14-1/28, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4507-89FB RM 230, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $79, Supply/Lab: $39 Ins: $1.40

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828-398-7817 or 828-398-7369 Botany for Gardeners

Do you know the difference between a corm, a bulb, a tuber and a root? A bit of botany can make it as clear as filtered water. Why does grass grow for some gardeners and just dry up for others? Again, the answers are found in some knowledge of simple botanical requirements. How do I take cuttings of favorite houseplants, not to mention grandmother's best aster? What's the difference between a rose and a carrot? Each session will include a PowerPoint presentation to give you lots of ideas for your own garden. Peter Loewer, Instructor. T, 1/28-2/25, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4413-95HG RM 233, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Floral Fantasies: Designs for Special Occasions

Whether you have an informal party or sophisticated special occasion, flowers are an important part of conveying your vision. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn floral arranging techniques while creating beautiful fresh arrangements appropriate for any occasion. Bring a medium sized clear vase, a sharp knife, scissors and a hand towel. Fresh flowers will be provided. S, 2/22, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., CSP-4505-97HG RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Interior Decorating and Design Made Easy

Decorating tips for 2014…bold, bright and colorful! Add unexpected color and embrace pattern. Explore the latest decorating, design, and color trends that will inspire you to incorporate new ideas into your home. Discover your personal decorating style and how to add decorative touches to your home without spending a fortune. You will view examples of interiors, learn to analyze space, make a few small adjustments that will transform a room from bland to beautiful, and last but not least, conquer your fear of color. Bring your decorating dilemmas to class. Come expecting an exciting class full of ideas. Brinda Caldwell-Ramsey, Instructor. M, 2/3-3/10, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4155-98HG RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Interior Decorating II

Don't stop now. You have just begun on your journey to transform your surroundings one wall, floor and room at a time. There will be further study of color, wall treatments, flooring, furniture selections and accessorizing. This class is targeted to those who have had a beginning class or have a working knowledge of color theory. M, 3/17-4/7, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4164-99HG RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

The Healing Power of Medicinal Plants

For centuries our ancestors used natural remedies to relieve pain, improve physical and mental states through the use of herbal seeds, bark, roots, flowers and foliage. Directly involve yourself in the healing process by making your own herbal remedies. Explore choosing herbs, making salves, poultices, infusions and stocking your herbal medicine cabinet. W, 3/19-4/2, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4455-101HG RM 102, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $49

Herbal Spa for Beautiful Skin

Put on relaxing clothes and join us for a night of herbal delight! You will make your own herbal spa products for manicures, pedicures, hair packs, facial masks, body wraps and more. Discover how to make and use all the elements that go into a spa treatment for a fraction of the cost. A supply list will be provided at the first class. Deborah Maslowski, Instructor. W, 2/19-3/5, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4454-102HG RM 102, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $49

Making Soaps Naturally

Discover through hands-on experience how to make creamy, moisturizing soap using the cold-process method. Learn to safely work with lye and experiment with different oils, fragrances, herbs, and natural colorants. This beginner's class will reveal how the properties of various oils and additives produce different soap types. A supply list will be provided at the first class. Cost of supplies $35-$40. W, 1/29-2/12, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4160-103HG RM 102, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $49

Picture Framing and Matting

For less than the cost of a single frame job you can learn how to cut your mats and frame your own pictures. This class is great for photographers, sports memorabilia collectors, and needle-crafters. You can frame anything. Layout and design, mounting techniques, preservation and conservation, shadow boxes, and color are just a few of the topics covered. Mat cutting and framing equipment as well as small tools are provided during class. Resources for supplies needed such as mat board, glass, and frames will be discussed the first class. TH, 1/23-2/27, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4170-106HG RM 331, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5 Ins: $1.40 TH, 1/23-2/27, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4170-107HG RM 331, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5 Ins: $1.40

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"A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" Picture Framing II

Framing should complement your artwork by focusing the viewer’s eye towards the beauty in the piece. This is whether it is a Picasso or a simple black and white photograph. Customizing your frames and mats has great advantage in saving money. More importantly the techniques you will explore will preserve your work for a lifetime. Bring one of your treasures and discover how to cut intricate designs into your mats, add embellishments, and combine techniques which will be sure to capture every eye that passes by. TH, 3/13-4/10, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4503-108HG RM 331, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5 Ins: $1.40 TH, 3/13-4/10, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4503-109HG RM 331, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5 Ins: $1.40

Quilting, Beginning

Quilting, an old-time Southern tradition, is recapturing its vibrancy as an art form across the country. Whether you want to make heirloom bed quilts or artful quilted wall hangings this beginning class is for you. Learn the basics of quilting including color and design, cutting with rotary equipment, matching points and putting it all together. Complete most of a small sampler quilt over the duration of the class. Sara Hill, Instructor. M, 1/27-3/17, 1 - 3 p.m., CSP-4171-111HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5 M, 1/27-3/17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., CSP-4171-112HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5

Quilting, Intermediate

Create your own quilt! Advanced techniques such as foundation piecing, sewing curves and beginning applique will be taught. Color and design will also be explored. You will make either a sampler or a small quilt. A supply list will be provided at the first class. You should have completed a beginning quilting class or have considerable sewing experience. Sara Hill, Instructor. W, 1/29-3/12, 6:30 - 9 p.m., CSP-4173-113HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5

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Sewing, Beginning

Don't even know how to thread or operate a sewing machine? You're not alone. Beginners just like you will discover how to cut out a pattern following the directions, and select appropriate fabrics. Various seam finishes, stay-stitching, under-stitching, grading seams and pressing during construction are a few of the techniques explored. Your first project will be a simple top. Come have fun making a garment for yourself. Sewing machines are provided. Elaine Zinn, Instructor. M, 1/27-3/3, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4181-115HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5 T, 1/28-3/4, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4181-116HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5 M, 3/10-4/21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4181-117HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5 T, 3/11-4/22, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4181-118HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5

Sewing, Beginning II

Do you love to sew, but need the guidance of an experienced seamstress to refine your garment construction techniques? You will choose to make a top, blouse, unlined jacket, or dress with darts, collar, yoke, sleeve bands, set-in sleeves or pockets. Prior sewing machine experience required. Sewing machines are provided. Elaine Zinn, Instructor. TH, 1/23-2/27, 6 - 9 p.m., CAP-4166-119HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5

Fitting A Dress Pattern

Discover how to alter your patterns to achieve a flattering fit for your body. With a few basic steps and proper tools, you will create your own master pattern (known as a sloper) that you can use to adjust other commercial patterns. Compare your body measurements to a basic commercial pattern, make necessary adjustments, and sew a fitting-muslin and voilĂ  - you have your own personal master pattern. Intermediate to advanced sewing skills required. Elaine Zinn, Instructor. TH, 3/6-4/17, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4165-120HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5


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828-398-7817 or 828-398-7369 Sewing with Fleece: From Swing Coats to Shawls

Fleece has many benefits - it maintains warmth, is durable and versatile, provides great comfort and unhindered movement, and is available in a variety of finishes, textures, prints and colors. For all these reasons and more don't miss this class where you will construct a one-of-a-kind simple fleece jacket, unstructured coat or shawl. By adding a print as the trim, you will create a work of art inspired by your imagination. Basic sewing skills needed. Carol McCollum, Instructor. T, 1/28-2/25, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4488-121HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5

Serger Magic

A serger will cut, sew and finish the edges of the seam all in one pass. The potentials are endless from sewing seams, finishing edges, embellishing and decorative stitches for a variety of projects and fabric types. Sergers are great for everything from curtains to fabric purses, glasses case, checkbook covers, to knits and anything that does not need a manual seam finish. Carol McCollum will guide you through a variety of stitches and fabrics that are best suited to a serger. Bring your own threaded, working serger to explore your specific model. T, 1/28-2/25, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., CSP-4487-122HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5

Refashioned Skirts

Do you have a favorite skirt that no longer fits or a dress made from a fabulous piece of fabric you can't bear to part with? Then transform it into something new, innovative, and one-of-a-kind. Add a panel, give it a kick with a pleat, remove gathers or take it from long to short. Increase your wardrobe without spending a week's salary. This is not an alterations class. It is, however, a transformation class. T, 3/4-4/1, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., CSP-4485-124HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5

Totes, Bags, and Purses

All levels welcome from beginning sewists to the accomplished seamstress. This workshop will prove to be fun as you unleash your creative juices experimenting with fabrics, patterns, and a variety of embellishments. With very little yardage, a ton of imagination, and a willing spirit you will complete several projects from a tote bag to an elegantly designed handbag made from a garment stored in the back of your closet. Any fabric will work new or recycled. Several pattern options will be available along with interesting ideas to inspire you. T, 3/4-4/1, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4140-125HG RM 230, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59, Supply/Lab: $5

Women’s Home Maintenance Series - DIY “Potty Talk” - Plumbing 101 There are many household plumbing issues you can handle yourself. Explore options to troubleshoot and repair common problems with toilets, faucets, tub, shower, drains, water heater and garbage disposals. Explore maintenance tasks to avoid damaging water leaks. Save time and money…do it yourself. T, 2/4 - 2/11, 6-9 p.m., CSP-4499-132HG Chestnut, Asheville Course: $59 "Light Up Your Life!” - Electrical Basics Take the mystery out of replacing receptacles, switches, light fixtures, dimmer switches and repairing cords, plugs and lamps. Explore the basics and safety of electrical circuitry. Identify wiring and make proper connections to your devices. Know when to do it yourself and when to call a licensed electrician. T, 2/18 - 2/25, 6-9 p.m., CSP-4497-133HG 104 Maple, Asheville Course: $59

Upholstery

Do you have a worn out favorite chair around the house in need of a face lift? This course provides practical experience in the use of tools, equipment and techniques of the upholstery industry. You will learn methods in selecting upholstery fabrics and details concerning the usage of fabrics. Bring your chair to the first class and begin to transform it into a work of art. No fabrics are needed for the first class. T, 2/4-4/1, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CSP-4185-128HG RM 171, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $79, Supply/Lab: $20 Ins: $1.40 T, 2/4-4/1, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., CSP-4185- 129HG RM 171, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $79, Supply/Lab: $20 Ins: $1.40 T, 2/4-4/1, 6 - 9 p.m., CSP-4185-130HG RM 171, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $79, Supply/Lab: $20 Ins: $1.40

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Languages French, Beginning I

If you are interested in learning French for travel or the simple pleasure of speaking a romantic language this class will give you the stepping stones. You will learn practical conversation phrases, as well as essential vocabulary. The emphasis will be on French culture and fundamentals for traveling scenarios. For beginners only. Textbook: Easy French, Step by Step. M, 1/27-3/17, 6 - 8:30 p.m., CSP-4103-135LN RM 231, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

French, Beginning II

Vive la France! Join us for a follow-up to French I, or to refresh French you studied in the past. With an emphasis on conversation, you will learn more grammar and complex sentence structures. You will explore present, future and past tenses and continue to look at the French culture. Don't miss this opportunity to develop better spoken proficiency through in-class exercises, read and write with more accuracy, and expand your vocabulary. Textbook: Easy French, Step by Step. M, 3/24-4/28, 6 - 8:30 p.m., CSP-4104-136LN RM 231, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

German, Beginning I

If you have ever wanted to learn German, now is the time. Native speaker, Lothar Jobczyk, will guide you through the most spoken language within the European Union - one European in four speaks German. After English, German is the language in which the most information is available on the Internet. It was spoken and written by Goethe, Mozart, Beethoven, Freud, Klimt and Einstein and numerous other great artists and scientists. Learning German will begin your discovery of one of the great cultures of Europe. Textbook: The Everything Learning German Book.

American Sign Language (ASL) is quickly becoming one of the most widely used languages in the United States. In this beginning class, be introduced to finger spelling and ASL signs, grammar, terminology and communication processes. Leave the class with a signing vocabulary of over 200 words. Textbook: Signing Illustrated. T, 1/28-3/18, 6 - 7:30 p.m., CSP-4129-140LN RM 332, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Sign Language, Beginning II

Learn to communicate with the deaf. In this followup to Sign Language, Beginning I, you will continue to develop basic ASL skills. Emphasis will now be on creating basic conversational sentences while increasing the vocabulary. At the final class, students will share their new skills by signing a story, song or poem of their choice. Textbook: Signing Illustrated. T, 1/28-3/18, 7:30 - 9 p.m., CSP-4130-141LN RM 332, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Spanish, Beginning I

This course introduces basic information for those whose family life, travel plans or personal interest requires an introduction to the Spanish language. The course does not aim for native fluency, but rather basic proficiency by introducing you to simple vocabulary centered on selected themes. The focus in the course is simple conversation with an emphasis on primary vocabulary as well as tips for traveling in countries where Spanish is the primary language. Textbook: Spanish Now. T, 1/28-3/18, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., CSP-4121-143LN RM 102, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

TH, 1/23-3/13, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4105-137LN RM 332, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

W, 1/22-3/12, 1:30 - 4 p.m., CSP-4121-144LN RM 233, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Italian, Beginning I

W, 1/22-3/12, 6 - 8:30 p.m., CSP-4121-145LN RM 332, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

This class will give students the basic vocabulary needed while visiting Italy. The emphasis will be on real-life situations while giving some fundamental grammar. Points of interest of Italian culture, tradition, and history will be incorporated into the class. Textbooks: Italian-A Self Teaching Guide and Easy Italian Reader. W, 1/22-3/12, 6 - 8:30 p.m., CSP-4108-139LN RM 344, Rhododendron, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

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This class provides a further exploration of the language and improvement of conversation skills for those who have taken Spanish, Beginning I. You will learn more grammar and sentence structure. The grammar covered in this class will include irregular present tense verbs, prepositions, ser and estar, adjectives, numbers and formal commands. Textbook: Spanish Now. T, 1/28-3/18, 2 - 4 p.m., CSP-4122-149LN RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59 M, 1/27-3/17, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4122-150LN RM 332, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Spanish III

This is a continuance of Spanish I and II. There will be further exploration of the Spanish language, improving your grammar skills and sentence structure. The grammar covered in this class will include possessive and demonstrative adjectives, regular preterite, a continuation of irregular present tense verbs and direct and indirect object pronouns. You will use the same book as in Spanish I and II. Textbook: Spanish Now. T, 1/28-3/18, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4123-152LN RM 344, Rhododendron, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Spanish IV

This course provides a great stepping stone to perfecting your Spanish. You will continue in the book, Spanish Now, exploring further grammar and practical scenarios that will lead to better conversational skills. The grammar covered will include the irregular preterite, familiar commands, negation and reflexive verbs. Textbook: Spanish Now. Heather Fernandez, Instructor. W, 2/26-4/9, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4118-153LN RM 231, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Spanish, Intermediate Conversation

This course provides an opportunity to improve Spanish oral communication skills in an intermediate setting. Emphasis is placed on interactive communication through the use of selected vocabulary topics, readings, games and group discussions. Students should have a working knowledge of the present, preterite and imperfect verb tenses. Textbook: Schaum's Vocabulary 3rd edition. Heather Fernandez, Instructor. M, 1/27-3/17, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., CSP-4124-154LN RM 232, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

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Motorcycle Safety Education Program This twenty-hour course held on Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break is part of the NC Motorcycle Safety Program. Riders will learn the basics of operating a motorcycle. One hundred percent (100%) attendance of all scheduled class hours is mandatory. No Exceptions! Required gear for all participants: long pants, longsleeve shirts, boots over the ankle, full-fingered gloves, eye protection (sunglasses or prescription eyewear is permissible), and a DOT approved helmet. Motorcycles are provided and helmets, if needed. At the discretion of the instructors, students who are unable to safely operate the motorcycles will be dismissed from class for their own protection and the safety of the group. No refunds will be given if you do not to complete the course for any reason or if you register and are unable to attend. Space is limited, register early.

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3/07 - 3/09 3/14 - 3/16 3/21 - 3/23 3/28 - 3/30 4/04 - 4/06 4/11 - 4/13

CSP-4258-178MS CSP-4258-180MS CSP-4258-182MS CSP-4258-184MS CSP-4258-186MS CSP-4258-188MS

The motorcycle range is located on A-B Tech's Asheville campus. For information call A-B Tech at (828) 398-7817 or 398-7369. Registration fee - $179, includes a $4 comprehensive insurance fee.

Motorcycle Maintenance Motorcycle maintenance classes are designed to provide you with the skills to change oil, understand tire pressure and other basic service needs. These skills can be useful at home or on the road should something go south on the bike. You will gain understanding of your motorcycle and feel comfortable about wrenching your bike. Open to riders with little to no motorcycle maintenance experience. Saturday, 2/22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., CSP-4259-175MS Saturday, 3/29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., CSP-4259-176MS Maple 104, Asheville, $49

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828-398-7817 or 828-398-7369 Music, Dance & Film Contemporary Line Dancing, Beginning

Contemporary Line Dancing has evolved into a modern, urban style that is popular across the globe. Contemporary line dancing uses a variety of music styles including swing, flowing waltz and nightclub rhythms, jazz and Latin flavor. You still dance choreography in lines - but with the look and feel of ensemble dancing. It's fun, great exercise, and it will free the dancer in you! No partners needed - perfect for singles! Denna Yockey, Instructor. W, 1/22-3/12, 6 - 7 p.m., CSP-4200-158MD RM 200, Haynes, Enka Fees: Course: $59 W, 3/19-5/7, 6 - 7 p.m., CSP-4200-159MD RM 200, Haynes, Enka Fees: Course: $59

Contemporary Line Dancing, Beginning II

This class is for the dancer who already knows the fundamental steps and has line danced before. We will work on the most current dances so you will feel comfortable going anywhere and dancing. Great exercise for your mind and body....and lots of fun! Denna Yockey, Instructor. W, 1/22-3/12, 7 - 8 p.m., CSP-4369-160MD RM 200, Haynes, Enka Fees: Course: $59

Pattern Partner Dancing

Do you love to dance but have a hard time with lead and follow dances? Pattern partner dancing offers you an alternative. Pattern partner dancing is a choreographed dance where everyone dances the same steps and you have the benefit of another set of feet to follow, right in front of you, if you lose your place on the dance floor. Learn a few simple patterns and you can be on the dance floor dancing like a pro in no time at all. You must have a partner. Denna Yockey, Instructor. W, 3/19-5/7, 7 - 8 p.m., CSP-4401-161MD RM 200, Haynes, Enka Fees: Course: $59

Guitar, Beginning

Discover how fast you will be playing chord accompaniment to folk and country songs. You'll quickly gain a basic knowledge of tuning, strumming, chords and chord charts in this class designed for beginning students. Bring your guitar to the first class. T, 1/28-3/18, 6 - 7:30 p.m., CSP-4135-164MD RM 231, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Guitar, Intermediate

Go beyond chord accompaniment and begin finger picking, reading notes, and understanding the fundamentals of music theory. A greater variety of more difficult music will be explored. You should have a basic knowledge of the guitar, chords and chord charts for this class. Bring your guitar to the first class. T, 1/28-3/18, 7:30 - 9 p.m., CSP-4137-165MD RM 231, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Wednesday Night at the Movies Featuring Frankenstein

Meet The Monster in most of his disguises. Meet his friends including Dracula and The Wolfman. Meet his bride, played by Elsa Lanchester. Explore Mary Shelly's book that started the entire affair. Using movies including the rare Ghost of Frankenstein, video clips, and the original story created by Shelley, you'll discover things you never knew about the history of the horror movie and its impact on our culture. The instructor Peter Loewer, was one of the original members of the Asheville Film Commission and has reviewed films for WCQS, WNCW, and is now on MAIN.NC.US. Don't miss this exciting class. W, 1/22-2/19, 6 - 8 p.m., CSP-4504-168MD RM 233, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

Recreation & Relaxation Fly Fishing

Experience the joy of fly fishing and increase your confidence as you explore casting, fly presentation and wading techniques. There will be discussion on aquatic insects and their life cycle, reading a river, finding fish, selecting a rod and fly line, picking the right fly, selecting wading equipment and gearing up for a trip. Bring a brown bag lunch and any fishing equipment you might have to class. Shane Buckner, Instructor. S, 2/15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., CSP-4217-171RR RM 233, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Course: $49

Yoga

Relieve stress and develop focus through yoga. You will learn basic postures and be introduced to yoga philosophy. This is a great class to find out what yoga is all about. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat to the first class. Tricia Lea, Instructor. T, 1/28-3/18, 6 - 7:30 p.m., CSP-4233-173RR Gym, Coman Student Center, Asheville Fees: Course: $59

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www.ed2go.com/abtech Convenient Affordable Effective All instructor-facilitated online courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are project oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. You can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office and at any time of the day or night.

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Art Drawing for the Absolute Beginner* Creative Writing Advanced Fiction Writing* Beginning Writer's Workshop* Introduction to Internet Writing Markets* The Craft of Magazine Writing* Travel Writing* Write Fiction Like a Pro* Write Your Life Story* Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers* Writing Essentials* Writing for Children* Writing Young Adult Fiction* Digital Photography Discover Digital Photography* Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera* Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera* Photographing People with Your Digital Camera* Secrets of Better Photography(Advanced)* Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer* * Course Cost $79  

Family Life Homeschool with Success* Managing Life as a Single Parent* Marriage & Relationships: Keys to Success* Navigating Divorce* Financial Wellness Personal Finance * Stocks, Bonds and Investing: Oh, My!* The Analysis and Valuation of Stocks* Languages Beginning Conversational French* Instant Italian* Speed Spanish* Speed Spanish II* Speed Spanish III* Personal Enrichment Grammar Refresher* Math Refresher* Genealogy Basics* Get Assertive!* Introduction to Interior Design* Wow, What a Great Event!* Test Prep GMAT Preparation*  


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Automotive Auto Safety Inspection

This course covers the operation of a public inspection station and station facilities, inspection rules and procedures for brakes, lights, horn, steering, wipers, directional signals, tires, mirrors, exhaust system, etc. Safety inspectors are responsible for knowing all the information in the NC Safety Inspection Manual. T,TH, 1/7-1/9, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-7203-682TR RM 226, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 T,TH, 2/4-2/6, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-7203-683TR RM 226, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 T,TH, 3/4-3/6, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-7203-684TR RM 226, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Emission Standards, Recertification

This course is a recertification class required by the State of North Carolina for the Emissions II Inspection Program. It ensures that licensed mechanics understand OBD technology pertaining to emissions testing. M, 1/13, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-7202-692TR RM 224, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 M, 2/10, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-7202-694TR RM 224, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 M, 3/10, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-7202-696TR RM 224, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 W, 4/2, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-7202-698TR RM 224, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

T,TH, 4/1-4/3, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-7203-685TR RM 226, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Emission Standards, OBD

Emissions testing (testing pollution released into our environment) is a requirement for all vehicles '96 and newer. This course ensures that licensed mechanics understand OBD technology pertaining to emissions testing. M,W, 1/6-1/8, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-3129-691TR RM 224, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 M,W, 2/3-2/5, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-3129-693TR RM 224, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 M,W, 3/3-3/5, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-3129-695WT RM 224, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 M,W, 4/7-4/9, 6 PM - 10 p.m., AUT-3129-697TR RM 224, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Truck Driver Training Put your skills to work in just 4 weeks! Earn your CDL license through truck driver training in Asheville. A-B Tech joins with Advance Trucking Institute to promote this valuable training opportunity to the community. Call (828)259-5309 or visit www.advancetruckinginstitute.com for more information and start your path to a new career!

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Registration information, page 5. Register early! Computers A+ Certification Preparation/IT Essentials I

A+ certification confirms a technician's ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking of desktop systems. This class prepares students to take the A+ certification exams, considered the entry level certification for IT professionals and is one of the largest certifications worldwide. This class has a lot of hands-on training to ensure you know the components of a computer inside and out. Books will be discussed in class. George Woodruff, Instructor.

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Adobe Photoshop CS6, Introduction

This class will help you get started with the powerful Adobe software, Photoshop CS6. You will learn all about image selections, layers, adjusting images, preparing finished images and other pertinent topics. This class is taught on Windows and is suitable for Macintosh users who can bring laptops, if preferred. Students need basic computer skills. Linnae Harris and Raleigh Crowder Harris, Instructors T, 1/21-3/11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CAS-7418-491CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

T,TH, 3/4-5/15, 6 - 9:30 p.m., ELN-7400-421CO RM 142, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $180, Tech: $5

T,TH, 2/11-3/6, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., CAS-7418-492CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Access 2010, Introduction

Adobe Photoshop CS6, Intermediate

This class introduces the basic functions of the powerful database program, Microsoft Access. You will learn the basics of tables, queries, forms, reports and interfacing with other applications. Students need basic computer skills. Robin Wiggins, Instructor. S, 3/8-3/15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7635-695CO RM 341, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Adobe Illustrator for Drawing (One-Day)

You will learn how to create distinct vector artwork and logos. Learn how to use the drawing and painting tools, modify shapes, use layers, apply filters, trace over images and make custom shapes with the pen tool. Explore color with Live Color, gradients, the color guide, swatches and transparencies. Michelle McCain, Instructor. S, 2/1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7658-688CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $59

Adobe Illustrator for Layout Design (OneDay)

Create professional looking business cards, fliers and brochures. Learn about text on a path, character and paragraph styles, importing photos, layers and type effects. Study basic composition, printing considerations and best file formats. Michelle McCain, Instructor. S, 2/15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7659-690CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $59

This course is for those who have completed the 24-hr. introduction class or equivalent. Raise your Photoshop skills to the next level. Learn sophisticated techniques for editing and manipulating images, add actions, brushes and fonts, learn professional tips for portrait retouching, combine multiple images into sophisticated montages using layer masks and discover the photographer's best work flow. The class is taught on Windows and suitable for Macintosh users who can bring laptops if preferred. Linnae Harris, Instructor T, 3/18-5/13, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., CAS-7476-526CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11, Introduction

This class will teach you how to use the digital imaging software, Photoshop Elements, which is a less complex program than Photoshop CS and used more often for small businesses. Bring out the best in your images. Learn how to organize, color correct and retouch images, create photomontages and prepare images for print, e-mail or posting on the web. Make fliers, a logo or a web gallery for your business. The class is taught on Windows and suitable for Macintosh users who can bring laptops, if preferred. Raleigh Crowder Harris, Instructor. M, 2/24-4/14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., CAS-7478-512CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

AutoCAD I Design/Drafting

You will learn the basic steps of AutoCAD which includes building formats for drawings, basic shapes and developing detail drawings. Ed Hoglen, Instructor. M,W, 1/27-2/26, 4 - 6 p.m., DFT-7408-417CO RM 124, Elm, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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AutoCAD II Design/Drafting

In this class, you will work on the layout of floor plans, learn the importance of layers, how to use blocks library, learn more detailed shapes and get introduced to isometric drawing. Ed Hoglen, Instructor. M,W, 3/10-4/9, 4 - 6 p.m., DFT-7407-418CO RM 124, Elm, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Basic Computer Introduction

This is a class for those who are just beginning their journey into the world of computers. You will develop the computer skills needed to take more advanced computer classes. Learn how to turn the computer on/ off properly, computer terminology, proper keyboarding posture and mouse skills and learn to navigate throughout the Windows system. In addition, learn how to save and find files and pictures, send emails, and open, save and send email attachments. Bring all questions. No textbook required. Mia Lampe, Instructor T,TH, 1/28-2/13, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., CAS-7469-555CO RM 123, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 T,TH, 2/4-2/20, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., CAS-7469-556CO RM 126, Birch, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Computer Career Skills - Office 2010

You will learn about the Microsoft Office 2010 applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. A great introduction to all of these applications to expand or begin your computer knowledge. Students will need basic computer skills. Textbook: Microsoft Office 2010-Silver Series is optional and will be discussed at the first class. M,W, 1/27-2/19, 6 - 9 p.m., OSC-7432-455CO RM 341, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Computer Career Skills - Office 2013

You will learn about the newest Microsoft Office 2013 applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. A great introduction to all of these applications to expand or begin your computer knowledge. Students need basic computer skills. Textbook to be announced, if applicable. T,TH, 2/25-3/20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., OSC-7434-103CO RM 123, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 T,TH, 3/4-3/27, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., OSC-7434-104CO RM 126, Birch, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 T, 4/8-5/27, 6 PM - 9 p.m., OSC-7434-105CO RM 118, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Computer Repair

Need to install more memory? Need to replace a modem or network card? Need to set up your own router? This class is for you! In this hands-on course, you will learn to identify and maintain the components of a computer, desktops and laptops. You will learn how to replace and add memory, install and format a hard drive, install an operating system and add new software. Simple troubleshooting techniques and preventative maintenance will also be covered. The course will be focused mainly on desktop PCs but will also cover the basic differences with laptops and their components. Reference books are optional and will be discussed at the first class. Ray Nightingale, Instructor. T,TH, 1/28-2/20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., ELN-7402-423CO RM 142, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Excel 2013, Introduction (One-Day)

Learn to organize and analyze data using the newest version of Microsoft Excel 2013. This one-day class is designed for experienced computer users and concepts are presented in an accelerated format. F, 1/24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7978-100CO RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59 S, 4/12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7978-101CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $59

Excel 2013, Intermediate (One-Day)

Learn how to manipulate worksheets, use filters, set-up Macros and much more in this intermediate class using the newest version of Microsoft Excel 2013. This oneday class is designed for experienced computer users and concepts are presented in an accelerated format. F, 2/14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7979-200CO RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

Macintosh, Introduction

This class will provide users who are new to Macs a firm foundation for future projects. Day 1 will focus on the Mountain Lion operating system. Topics include Finder, System Preferences, Mail, the Dock, Widgets, Launch Pad, Mission Control, iTunes and Photo Booth. Day 2 will focus on using the apps that come preinstalled on a Mac which includes address book, calendar, iPhoto, iMovie and Garage Band. Class will be on iMacs but students can also bring their own laptops and a flash drive for saving their work. S, 2/22-3/1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., CAS-7410-544CO RM 341, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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Registration information, page 5. Register early! Office Professional Certification

This course provides instruction on general principles and practices specific to administrative support staff. Emphasis is on the skills and abilities needed to conduct a variety of office administrative activities using the latest technology. Core topics include use of integrated software packages, effective written/oral communication skills, applied math/reading skills, records management, legal/ethical issues, and other select topics relevant to specific business, government and industry settings. Must have a GED® or High School Diploma, basic keyboarding skills and pass a basic computer assessment administered at Goodwill Workforce Development Center on Patton Avenue. Stop by or call 828-298-9023, Ext. 1100 Mia Lampe, Instructor. M,W, 1/22-4/14, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., OSC-7429-445WT RM 155, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Course: $180, Tech: $5

Accounting Principles for Financial Software (One-Day)

This one-day class will provide you with basic necessary accounting principles, and show how they relate to the financial software. You will learn why accounts are classified in type, why we use a chart of account, why and what are debits and credits used in journal entries. Also learn how to read and interpret financial reports. Marcelle Martin, Instructor. F, 1/24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7614-623WT RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $59

QuickBooks 2013, Introduction

Learn the essential skills needed to keep the books of your business accurately and easily with QuickBooks. Students will need basic computer skills. Students need to bring a flash drive to save files. Textbook: QuickBooks 2013, Comprehensive with 140-day trial software, approx. $100. Lucretia Piercy and Tammy Chandler, Instructors M,W, 1/27-2/19, 6 - 9 p.m., CAS-7551-104CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 T, 1/28-3/18, 6 - 9 p.m., CAS-7551-105CO RM 118, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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Students, employees and business owners get the information you need to make software work for you! From Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher) to accounting, to web design, we have a class for you. Starting at $75 dollars and lasting just six weeks, these classes are a great way to invest in your success. • • • • • • • • • • •

MS Access 2010 Intro MS Excel 2010 Intro MS Excel 2010 Intermediate MS Outlook 2010 Intro MS PowerPoint 2010 Intro MS Word 2010 Intro MS Word 2011 for Mac Intro to Windows 7 Intro to Windows 8 Accounting I & II ...and many more at www.ed2go.com/abtech

Including classes in: QuickBooks Dreamweaver Photoshop InDesign Illustrator See Page 58 for registration information.

SEO- Website Search Engine Rankings (One-Day)

With this Search Engine Optimization class, students will learn the newest effective methods for optimizing any active Web page with a focus on keywords, meta descriptions, tags, page titles and other meta tag commands. Students will review several example websites that feature common SEO mistakes, with presented solutions that would improve the site overall ranking. Learn how to submit your URL to Google, read and understand web visitor stats and how to increase traffic to your website. This class is best suited for business websites, marketing specialists, and web designers. Sarah Benoit, Instructor. F, 2/28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7606-671CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $59


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SketchUp, Introduction Design/Drafting

Have you ever wished you could see the project you want to make, build or design in a real life form before you actually embarked on the task? Utilizing Google SketchUp, which is a free, easy to use, yet powerful, 3D solid modeling software you can create 3D models of anything you like. Learn all the basic tools and their extended uses required to construct complete and usable models. Students need to bring a flash drive to download the manual. Architect Christopher Krupp AIA, Instructor. M,W,F, 3/17-4/1, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., DFT-7405-413CO RM 341, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

SketchUp, Landscape Design

Are you a Landscape Architect or Landscape Designer and would like to easily develop 3D models of terrain?  This class is directed specifically to your needs.  Learn to create 3D topographic models,  land plan on them and locate buildings or other elements on the terrain.  Learn to re-sculpt the land to reflect your designs and how to import Google Earth data, including terrain, directly into SketchUp to specifically locate your project in the real world and study solar impacts.  You will learn how to create and include 3D elements such as decks, porches and furnishings and how to use the free 3D Warehouse library of 3D objects (including plantings) and add them to your design as well as how to create full color presentations for your clients.  Architect Christopher Krupp AIA, Instructor. M,W, 2/3-2/26, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., SEF-7989-100CO RM 341, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Social Media Applications

Do you want to market you and your business through social media? - then this class is for you. Come and learn how to establish and utilize Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, You Tube, blogging, email campaigns, and various other social marketing tools. Please bring a USB flash drive.

Writing for the Web

Whether you're writing for your web pages, a weekly blog or additions to your Facebook page, you need to deliver clear, concise, engaging copy on target every time. By developing a content strategy, much as you do a marketing or growth strategy, you'll have a plan that you can rely on as you move forward with your website development. Learn how to develop a content strategy and how to write clear, engaging articles and web copy from a professional content provider. Save time and money by writing your own pieces. Increase your web presence and the number of visitors to your sites after taking this class. Linda Ray, Instructor. F, 2/21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7686-778WT, RM 123, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

Webpage Design, Introduction using HTML Take this class for an overview of what is required to create, publish and maintain a professional website! An introduction to HTML, the most common web programming language, is also included. By the end of class the student will be able to create an HTML website. Michelle McCain, Instructor. T,TH, 1/21-2/6, 6 - 9 p.m., ITN-7407-427CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Webpage Design, Dreamweaver

Do you want to be able to design and manage websites using Adobe's Dreamweaver? Topics include how to work with templates, text, tables, images, navigation, flash and forums. Students will need basic computer skills. Optional textbook: Adobe Dreamweaver Classroom in a Book will be discussed the first class. Phyllis Barnard, Instructor. M,W, 3/3-3/26, 6 - 9 p.m., ITN-7409-103CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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Webpage Design, WordPress

WordPress.com made easy! If you've ever wanted a blog or website this class is for you. You will learn to activate your very own WordPress blog/website, navigate and customize it, upload images and install widgets using WordPress.com. Create your site from start to finish in this comprehensive class by starting with the basics then being guided to completion. Michelle McCain and Sarah Benoit, Instructor. M,W, 2/3-2/12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., ITN-7420-430CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 T,TH, 3/11-4/3, 6 - 9 p.m., ITN-7420-431CO RM 341, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Windows 8.1, Features and Differences

Are you wondering what's new in the Windows 8.1 operating system and whether or not to upgrade? Come learn about the new features of Microsoft's latest operating system and how it differs from previous versions. The instructor will lecture with a Windows 8.1 computer in a classroom without computers. Students are welcome to bring laptops. Mia Lampe, Instructor. F, 2/21, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., SEF-7990-103CO RM 340, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $39

Word 2013, Introduction (One-Day)

Learn Word using the latest version of Microsoft Office, 2013. In this hands-on class you will learn to create and edit documents, manage and print files, enhance text and format paragraphs and pages. This one-day class is designed for experienced computer users and concepts are presented in an accelerated format. Mia Lampe, Instructor F, 3/7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7981-201CO RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

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Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

Basic Law Enforcement offers free training for sworn law enforcement officers, certified detention officers, certified correctional officers, and probation and parole officers. Training is regularly scheduled in topics such as narcotics, firearms, defensive tactics, officer safety, radar, non-lethal weapons, investigations, rapid deployment and counter terrorism, in addition to: Basic Rifle Qualifications Detention Officer Certification Mandatory In-Service Classroom Mandatory In-Service Online Radar Certification Radar Recertification For additional information: www.abtech.edu/blet-ConEd 828-398-7841 or ddavis@abtech.edu 828-398-7622 or rlyles@abtech.edu

Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training (BFIT)

BFIT Academy - Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training is a program designed to train and prepare students to take the Firefighter II Certification Exam for the state of North Carolina. This comprehensive training program will be challenging physically, mentally and academically. Student feedback will be provided in the form of test scores and subjective evaluations collected by the instructors. The BFIT instructors are excited about providing students with the best skills and knowledge possible to seek employment as fire service employees either in our own region or across the state. Successful participants in the BFIT Academy will be prepared to sit for the Office of the State Fire Marshal's test for Firefighter I and II and Hazardous Materials Operations level I certifications. Visit www.abtech.edu/bfit-schedule, contact Tommy Brooks at tbrooks@abtech.edu or John Witherspoon at jwitherspoons@abtech.edu or call 828-398-7139.

Emergency Medical Science (EMS)

The Emergency Medical Science program provides the following training courses: EMS paramedic program, EMT and EMT-I, in addition to ACLS, CCEMTP, CPR and others listed under Healthcare. For additional information: www.abtech.edu/ems-ConEd or email kowens@abtech.edu or ebennett@abtech.edu or call 828-398-7478 or 828-398-7352.

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Want to explore your options in the medical field or spruce up your resume with specialized skills? Our 6-week online classes give you a convenient way to check out these growing industries and get the training you need without leaving your home! • • • • •

Handling Medical Emergencies Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II Explore a Career in Medical Coding Explore a Career in Medical Transcription Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach

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Health Services

828-398-7878 Ophthalmic Assisting

This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the fundamentals of ophthalmic assisting. It provides participants with an in-depth knowledge of various equipment, procedures and techniques needed to function smoothly and efficiently in an ophthalmic practice. Students will be prepared to work with an ophthalmologist to provide patient care by performing many different eye-related clinical functions. This is a two part course consisting of lecture/lab (105 hours) and clinical hours (480 hours). Both components will take approximately one year to complete. Prerequisites will include passing the college Accuplacer exam. Drug screening background checks will be required prior to proceeding into the clinical component. See Financial Assistance information, page 3. Please call 828-398-7878 for questions and to be placed on a mailing list to receive information on upcoming classes and registration information as it becomes available.

Electronic Health Record Specialist

This 96-hour course will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate Electronic Medical Record Software, protect the privacy and security of patient information, review patient records for accuracy and completeness, and audit patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Within this course you will also learn about the medical office environment, medical terminology, and the skills needed to be employable. At the successful completion of this course you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification Exam which is $105. Must have a GED® or High School Diploma, basic keyboarding skills and pass a basic computer assessment administered at the Goodwill Workforce Center. Must have a GED® or High School Diploma, basic keyboarding skills and pass a basic computer assessment administered at Goodwill Workforce Development Center on Patton Avenue. Stop by or call 828-298-9023, Ext. 1100. See Financial Assistance information, page 3. Barbara Butcher, Instructor. M,W, 1/13-5/5, 5:30-8:30 p.m., MED-7403-426HC RM 155, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Course: $180, Tech: $5 T,TH, 1/14-5/1, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., MED-7403-427HC RM 155, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Course: $180, Tech: $5

Medical Terminology Made Easy

Learn how to easily remember, pronounce and apply the meanings of the prefixes, roots and suffixes that combine to form more than 11,000 complex medical terms. Using visual imagery as a memory aid, the Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology 350 system teaches the basic design of medical terminology in a fun and creative way. Participants quickly learn, easily recall and effectively apply the course content to the job. Textbook: The Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology 350 Total Retention System. T,TH, 1/14-3/4, 3 - 5 p.m., COM-7553-664HC RM 138, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Course: $125, Tech: $5 T,TH, 3/18-5/6, 3 - 5 p.m., COM-7553-665HC RM 138, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Course: $125, Tech: $5

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Nurse Aide Level I

This course provides basic training in the entry-level caregiving skills needed to work as a Nursing Assistant in various healthcare settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, or private homes. Additional information needed for registration is available on our web site at www.abtech.edu/nursing-assistant. Madison NA-I classes should register at the Madison Campus. Textbook: Hartman's Long-Term Care, Workbook and Handbook available at campus bookstore. Students cannot register online for NA-I courses. There is a mandatory 15-hour orientation prior to each class. Start dates TBA prior to each class. Day class times change on seven clinical days to 7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Day classes break one-half hour for lunch. Evening classes will meet on at least seven Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Classes will break for one-half hour on those Saturdays. Class dates are subject to change. See Financial Assistance information, page 3.

T,TH, 1/14-5/15, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., NUR-3240-352HC RM 113, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 T,TH, 1/21-5/1, 6 - 9 p.m., NUR-3240-287HC RM 217, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 T,TH, 1/21-5/15, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., NUR-3240-362HC RM 202A, Elm, Asheville Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 M,W, 3/5-6/23, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., NUR-3240-394HC RM 202B, Elm, Asheville Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

T-F, 1/7-2/18, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., NUR-3240-308HC RM 113, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 M-TH, 1/13-2/21, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., NUR-3240-428HC RM 202B, Elm, Asheville Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 T-F, 1/14-2/25, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., NUR-3240-429HC RM 202A, Elm, Asheville Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 M-W, 1/14-3/4, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., NUR-3240-298HC RM 217, Haynes, Enka Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 M-TH, 2/3-3/17, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., NUR-3240-220HC RM 196, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 T-F, 2/25-4/15, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., NUR-3240-309HC RM 113, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 M-TH, 3/3-4/28, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., NUR-3240-430HC RM 202B, Elm, Asheville Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 T-F, 3/4-4/22, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., NUR-3240-431HC RM 202A, Elm, Asheville Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 M-TH, 3/24-5/5, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., NUR-3240-221HC RM 196, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 M-W, 3/31-5/20, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., NUR-3240-280HC RM 217, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

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Nurse Aide I Refresher

This course is for the NA I whose state listing has expired for not greater than five (5) years or current nurse aides who have moved to North Carolina. The course consists of theory review and skills testing to assess the student's knowledge of North Carolina's required skills. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the graduate will be eligible to apply for the NC Nurse Aide Competency Exam. (Additional cost of $101.) Students need to complete the Health Care Provider BLS CPR class prior to registration for this course. Textbook: Success for the Nursing Assistant Please call 828-398-7878 for questions and to be placed on a mailing list to receive information on upcoming classes and registration information as it becomes available.

Nurse Aide Level II

This course offers short-term training to move NAs at Level I to more complex nursing tasks under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Requirements for admission are: current NA I listing in North Carolina plus experience of six (6) months or greater, proof of high school diploma or GED, proof of immunizations, background check, drug screening (at expense of the student) and a letter of recommendation from an RN. Textbook: Thomson's North Carolina Nurse Aide II. Class typically meet M/W evenings 5-9 p.m. and will include Saturday daytime clinical 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Students cannot register online for Nursing Assistant courses. See Financial Assistance information, page 3. Please call 828-398-7878 for questions and to be placed on a mailing list to receive information on upcoming classes and registration information as it becomes available.

Nursing Assistant I required for Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing Programs.

Nurse Aide Level I prepares students for this requirement. Classes fill up quickly. Class size is limited to 20 students. Madison Site class size is limited to 10 students. If you are interested in admission into the Nursing Assistant I program at A-B Tech, call 828-398-7600, or visit abtech.edu/ce Registration for Nurse Aide Level I and II

Due to demand for the Nursing Assistant classes, minors (16-17 year-olds) will be admitted to class per College policy on page 5. Exceptions may be made for minors with a high school diploma or GED at the time of class. For further information please call, 828-398-7878, or visit abtech.edu/ce.

Medication Aide

Online Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Do you want to make yourself more employable or advance in a medical office? This program includes five online, asynchronous classes that will introduce you to the soft skills and the technical skills you need to be an effective employee. For more information email josiealane@abtech.edu. Cost: $375 *plus books • Interpersonal Communication • Human Anatomy and Physiology • Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach • Explore a Career in Medical Coding • Explore a Career in Medical Transcription

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This course is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified as a medication aide and will cover the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will include medication administration via the oral, topical, and instillation routes, medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology and legal implications. Upon satisfactory completion, students will be able to take the competency exam (additional cost of $55) and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry. Proof of high school diploma or GED and current listing as a Nurse Aide I in North Carolina are required in order to register. Please call 828-398-7878 for questions and to be placed on a mailing list to receive information on upcoming classes and registration information as it becomes available.


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ServSafe for Nutrition

ServSafe has been the industry national standard for over 20 years, training more than one million managers and employees how to receive, store, prepare and serve food safely. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 75%, the student will earn national certification for the proper guidelines for handling food. Textbook: ServSafe Essentials with exam sheet. Students cannot share a textbook and are not able to buy books on Saturday at the Enka campus. The bookstore sells individual bubble answer sheets for those bringing used books. S,Su, 1/25-1/26, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., HEA-7211-279HS RM 127, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 S,Su, 3/1-3/2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., HEA-7211-280HS RM 127, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Do you have a small business or are you considering starting one? Do you want to bring value to your company by being knowledgeable in grant writing? Do you need some workplace skills basics or specific training in communication, marketing, or HR? If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions, you can’t afford not to check out your online class options at A-B Tech! See list below or check out our website for more details and enrollment. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Get Grants Grant Writing, A-Z Grant Writing, Advanced Grant Writing, Effective Grant Writing Consulting Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials Marketing Your Nonprofit Intro to Nonprofit Management Creating Your Own Nonprofit Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Creating a Successful Business Plan Interpersonal Communication Communication: Achieving Success with Difficult People Individual Excellence Keys to Effective Communication Leadership Market Your Business on the Internet Understanding the Human Resources Function 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search Introduction to Business Analysis

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Asheville Career Center

(formerly Mountain Area JobLink & the Asheville JobLink at ESC) • • • • • • • • • •

Job listings and referrals Skills-based job matching Virtual One-Stop online job search system Information on who’s hiring Employer Interview Days Resume, Interviewing, Networking, Online Application & Social Media workshops Career Assessments, including the Myers- Briggs Type Inventory Career Guidance Financial Assistance for Training North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate

Buncombe County Asheville Career Center 48 Grove Street Asheville, NC 28801 828-251-6200 Madison County Madison County Career Center A-B Tech, Madison Site 4646 US Hwy 25/70 Marshall, NC 28753 828-649-2577

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Human Resources Development (HRD)

Individuals enrolling in courses offered through the Human Resources Development (HRD) Program may be granted a waiver of registration fees if they meet one of four criteria: 1. Are unemployed; 2. Have received notification of pending layoff; 3. Are working and are eligible for federal earned income tax credit; 4. Are working and earning wages at or below two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty guidelines.

Do you have your National Career Readiness Certification? (CRC) The number of employers in our region requesting or requiring the CRC as a condition of employment continues to grow. Don't be left out! CRC assessments are offered on a continuous basis through an A-B Tech and Workforce Development Board partnership. For more information call, Maria Spadaro, 828-398-7604.

ASPIRE

Take the stress out of your job search and overcome personal barriers. Discover through in-class assessments the career path that best suits you. Learn techniques for a successful interview. Explore work behavior skills that help you keep a job and advance in the workplace. Improve your basic computer knowledge and create a resume. M-F, 1/13-1/30, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., HRD-7600-684HR RM 326, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived, Ins: $1.40

Career Connections M-F, 2/10-2/27, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., HRD-7600-685HR RM 326, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived, Ins: $1.40 M-F, 3/10-3/27, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., HRD-7600-686HR RM 326, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived, Ins: $1.40 M-F, 4/7-4/24, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., HRD-7600-687HR RM 326, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived, Ins: $1.40

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Career Connections Employability Lab is an open computer lab where students can receive structured job search assistance to increase their success in their job search and in the workplace. Focus will be placed on resume preparation and updating, cover letters, job applications, job search, online job search, individualized career coaching and overall encouragement. M-F, 1/6-5/15, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., HRD-7644-683HR RM 152, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived


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Skills Training Classes for Job Seekers!

Get job skills training in six to 12 weeks at Goodwill's Workforce Development Center (next to DMV on Patton Ave in Asheville. Classes are offered in partnership with A-B Tech. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. • • • • • • • •

Nurses Aide I Office Professional Certification Hospitality Certification Electronic Medical Records Foundations of Math GED & ESL Medical Terminology Computer Skills

Goodwill Industries 1616 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 828-298-9023, Ext. 1161 mfield@goodwillwnc.org

Career Ready 101

Need new job skills? Learn the work readiness skills that you need to be successful in today's workplace. Career Ready 101 is an easy to use free online course. Topics covered include job search skills, resumes, interviewing skills, workplace ethics, life management skills, employer expectations and much more. It's also the tool necessary to strengthen your math, reading and locating information skills in preparation for the national CRC assessment. This online tutorial is completely confidential and designed to increase your skill level quickly and efficiently. It's flexible and can be used wherever there is a computer with an internet connection. This course is offered for free through a partnership with the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board and A-B Tech. Begin today to prepare for your future. For more information call, Maria Spadaro, 828-398-7604. HRD-7643-682HR Fees: Waived

To register or call for more information Computer Basics and Technology Awareness

Did you know that the biggest employers in Western North Carolina only accept online applications? Want to feel more confident in your job search? This entrylevel course provides a stress-free introduction to the technology and computer skills that you need in today's job market. You will learn how to do job searches on the internet, how to complete online job applications, and set up an email account. While learning basic work-processing and improving your keyboarding skills, you will also learn how to create cover letters and resumes. Come learn the skill levels needed to be successful in your job search.

Asheville M,W, 1/13-3/10, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., HRD-7647-689HR RM 321, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived M,W, 4/14-6/9, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., HRD-7647-691HR RM 321, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived M,W,F, 1/13-2/19, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7647-698HR RM 321, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived M,W,F, 2/24-4/30, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7647-699HR RM 321, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived T,TH, 1/28-3/20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., HRD-7647-692HR RM 321, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived T,TH, 1/7-2/27, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., HRD-7647-695H RM 321, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived M,W, 4/2-5/28, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., HRD-7647-697HR RM 321, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived

Goodwill 828-298-9023 M,W, 2/10-4/2, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 AM, HRD-7647-701HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived M,W, 1/6-3/5, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7647-703HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived M,W, 4/14-6/9, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7647-705HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived

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To register or call for more information Computer Basics and Technology Awareness Cont. T,TH, 1/28-3/20, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 AM, HRD-7647-707HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived T,TH, 1/7-2/27, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7647-710HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived F, 1/17-4/4, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., HRD-7647-716HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived M,W, 1/13-3/10, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., HRD-7647-713HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived M,W, 4/14-6/9, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., HRD-7647-715HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived

Madison 828-398-7701 T,TH, 1/7-2/27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., HRD-7647-717HR RM 118, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Waived M, 4/7-7/28, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., HRD-7647-742HR RM 118, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Waived

Computer Empowerment for the Workplace

Building on your basic computer skills, you will continue to increase your computer knowledge through the creation of more career related documents and forms. You will become more competent at emailing and improve your skills in navigating the internet and using search engines to search for jobs and occupational information. Come and learn more about targeting your resume for specific jobs and how to keep your resume in the to-be-interviewed stack.

Asheville M,W, 3/17-4/9, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., HRD-7613-690HR RM 321, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived T,TH, 4/1-4/24, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., HRD-7613-693HR RM 321, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived T,TH, 3/4-3/27, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., HRD-7613-696HR RM 321, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived

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828-398-7833 Goodwill 828-298-9023 M,W, 1/6-2/3, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 AM, HRD-7613-700HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived M,W, 4/7-4/30, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 AM, HRD-7613-702HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived M,W, 3/17-4/9, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7613-704HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived M,W, 3/17-4/9, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., HRD-7613-714HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived T,TH, 4/1-4/24, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 AM, HRD-7613-708HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived T,TH, 3/11-4/3, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7613-711HR RM 151, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived

Madison 828-398-7701 T,TH, 3/11-4/3, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., HRD-7613-718HR RM 118, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Waived

Essential Workplace Skills

Essential Workplace Skills are those "soft" skills that all employers want their employees to have. These skills will improve your chances for landing an interview and for advancing in the workplace. Class activities include strategies that will enhance your problem-solving skills, decision making, team work and effective self-management. If you are serious about landing a job or advancing in your workplace, then you need this class. T,TH, 1/14-1/23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., HRD-7637-719HR, RM NC Room, Pack Library, Asheville Fees: Waived M,W,F, 2/3-2/7, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., HRD-7637-721HR RM 326, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived M,W, 3/10-3/19, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., HRD-7637-720HR RM 326, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived M,W,F, 3/31-4/4, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., HRD-7637-722HR RM 326, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived


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In this course, you will learn the skills needed to begin a hospitality career in a variety of settings. Class projects will help you identify and choose jobs suited to your interests and to understand how to advance in the hospitality industry. Upon completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to meet with participating industry employers to discuss available job openings and possibly schedule an interview. Call Goodwill to register at 828-298-9023. M,W,F, 1/6-2/17, 1 - 4:15 p.m., HRD-7646-724HR RM 154, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived

To register or call for more information Medical Office Pathways

This class is designed for students interested in entering the field of medical office clerical support. Class topics will focus on service skills specific to a medical office environment including the electronic medical records requirement. Introductory lessons on medical terminology, types of insurance and confidentiality issues will also be covered. After this class, you will be able to make an educated decision about how your skills and interests will fit the Medical Office Pathways. Call Goodwill today to sign up. 828-298-9023 T,TH, 2/4-2/25, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7649-727HR RM 155, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived

M,W,F, 2/24-4/4, 1 - 4:15 p.m., HRD-7646-725HR RM 154, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived

T,TH, 4/1-4/22, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7649-728HR RM 155, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived

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Pathways to Employment

Job Club

Do you need some assistance with your job search? Job Club is the place for you. It is an open lab where you can work independently or with an A-B Tech instructor on job search and career development. Computers with internet access are available for online job searches, online applications, resume creation and revision, and preparation for the WorkKeys assessment. Come and work at your own pace. M-F, 1/6-5/15, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., HRD-7604-681HR Call 828-398-7334 for location. Fees: Waived

Maximizing Interview Skills

Interviewing causes everyone all over the world some anxiety but better preparation and knowledge about the interviewing process will decrease this anxiety. This class is designed to help you curb your nervousness, feel more confident and stand out from the crowd. You will learn how to interview from start to finish and develop a written plan of action for your job search. There will be expert guidance on the new behavioral type of interview questions, how to dress for your interview, interviewing dos and don’ts, and tips for cover letters and resumes. Don’t be left out, sign up today for the next class and get prepared to be hired. M,T,W, 1/27-1/29, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., HRD-7638-734HR RM OO2, Balsam, Asheville Fees: Waived M,T,W, 2/24-2/26, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., HRD-7638-735HR RM OO2, Balsam, Asheville Fees: Waived

What are the most effective methods for finding a job? Will your resume and cover letter get you an interview? Do you know how to answer the most common interview questions? These questions and more will be covered in this class. Come prepared to make a plan and jump start your job search with confidence.

Asheville T,TH, 1/14-1/28, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7650-729HR RM 326, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived T,TH, 3/4-3/18, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7650-730HR RM 326, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived T,TH, 4/1-4/15, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., HRD-7650-731HR RM 326, Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Waived

Goodwill 828-298-9023 T,TH, 1/28-2/11, 12 - 3 p.m., HRD-7650-737HR RM 154, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived T,TH, 2/25-3/11, 12 - 3 p.m., HRD-7650-738HR RM 154, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived T,TH, 3/25-4/8, 12 - 3 p.m., HRD-7650-739HR RM 154, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Waived

Madison 828-398-7701 M,W, 2/3-2/17, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., HRD-7650-732HR RM 101, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Waived M,W, 4/7-4/21, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., HRD-7650-733HR RM 101, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Waived

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Communicating clearly and persuasively is vital to a successful nonprofit organization. This workshop will help you understand your audience and articulate a clear and persuasive message. You will learn about effective communications tools for nonprofits and assess what works best for you. At the end of the day, you will have an outline of a strategic communications plan to help drive your success. Rachel Perry, instructor, has been a journalist, public relations professional, and communications director for former Gov. Jim Hunt. She now consults with United Way of America from Asheville. TH, 2/20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7985-100NP RM 128, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $120

Duke Nonprofit Fundamentals - Human Resources

Your human capital may be your organization's most important asset. How you manage HR and lead your employees will contribute to organizational success or decline. This program provides information about basic human resource activities to help you become a more effective leader. We will cover best practices of workforce planning and employment, performance leadership, employee relations, and total rewards. Carol Rovello, instructor, has over 25 years of experience as a human resources consultant, with certification as a Senior Professional of Human Resources. She has worked with small to large organizations across industries, including nonprofits. T, 3/25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7986-100NP RM 209, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $120

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A collaboration between the Duke Nonprofit Management Program, WNC Nonprofit Pathways and A-B Tech has produced a track of in-depth courses that specialize in strengthening nonprofit organizations and community leaders. The Nonprofit Management Certificate is earned at the completion of 72 classroom hours. For more information, please visit www.learnmore.duke.edu/nonprofit. Students must register directly with the Duke Nonprofit Management Program by visiting the following site: http://www.learnmore.duke.edu/ certificates/nonprofit/ or by calling 919-684-6259. 50% discount scholarships available. To qualify, you must be associated with a nonprofit serving at least one county in western NC. Apply at www.nonprofitpathways.org/scholarship (limit one per student per semester)

Online A-B Tech Nonprofit Management Certificate Give yourself an advantage by securing the skills that will give you confidence in the world of nonprofit organizations. From putting your vision into action to securing funding, this program will give you the tools to navigate legal, interpersonal, financial, and organizational issues. For more information email josiealane@abtech.edu. Cost: $375 • Starting a Nonprofit • Introduction to Nonprofit Management • Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials • Marketing Your Nonprofit • A-Z Grant Writing 50% discount scholarships available to those working with WNC nonprofits.


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Beer Styles of Belgium

Learn more about Supply Chain basics and prepare for the CPIM exams! Topics in this first of a series of five courses include Just-In-Time (JIT) Production, Total Quality Management (TQM), Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II) and Capacity Management. In addition to the registration fee, APICS members will pay a $220 APICS materials fee at the first class. Nonmembers pay a $270 fee.

Students will be introduced to the rich brewing history of Belgium. Many recognized styles will be covered along with detailed information regarding brewing processes and ingredients. This class is one of 4 offerings that will lead to a Beer Styles-Navigation Certificate. The student must successfully complete all 4 classes in any order. Once the four classes have been taken the student will be prepared for a wide range of industry tests on the topic. Valid proof of identification is required at registration. Cliff Mori, Instructor.

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Beer Styles of Germany

APICS: Basics of Supply Chain Management

Increase your value as a Supply Chain professional. Learn more about resource planning in this course--one of five APICS Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM) Courses. Topics in this module include: Demand Management, Sales and Operations Planning, and Master Scheduling. This class will prepare you to be successful on the CPIM exams. In addition to the registration fee, APICS members will pay a $220 APICS materials fee at the first class. Non-members pay a $270 fee. M, 4/28-6/23, 6 PM - 9 p.m., MLS-7171-102WT RM TBD, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $125, Supply/Lab: $ Ins: $ Tech: $5

Students will learn the rich history of German brewing and become familiar with many beer styles from the region. Special attention will be paid to unique brewing processes and ingredients based on the local climate. This class is one of 4 offerings that will lead to a Beer Styles-Navigation Certificate. The student must successfully complete all 4 classes in any order. Once the 4 classes have been taken the student will be prepared for a wide range of industry tests on the topic. Valid proof of identification is required at registration. Cliff Mori, Instructor. M, 1/6-1/27, 2 - 5 p.m., ISC-4004-401WT RM 105, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Supply/Lab: $50 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Craft Beverage Institute Beer Ingredients Series: Malt

In this class students will learn about the fermentable ingredients used in beer production and how they are made. Detail will be given to different varieties of barley, how malted barley is produced and how different raw materials and processing techniques effect beer production and flavor. The final day of class will be held at the Riverbend Malts, Asheville's local malt house. Cliff Mori, Instructor. M, 4/7-4/21, 2 - 5 p.m., ISC-4010-400WT RM 158, Fernihurst, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Supply/Lab: $30 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Beer Styles of Great Britain

Students will learn the brewing history of Great Britain, be introduced to local adaptations of brewing processes and ingredients and become familiar with many recognized styles from the region. This class is one of 4 offerings that will lead to a Beer Styles-Navigation Certificate. The student must successfully complete all 4 classes in any order. Once the 4 classes have been taken the student will be prepared for a wide range of industry tests on the topic. Valid proof of identification is required at registration. Cliff Mori, Instructor. M, 2/10-2/24, 6 - 9 p.m., ISC-4006-401WT RM 158, Fernihurst, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Supply/Lab: $50 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Beer Ingredients Series: Yeast

This course introduces students to yeast, and its pivotal role in the brewing process. Students will learn the dynamic attributes yeast can produce in beer from around the world. The class will highlight flavors and sensory analysis of yeast strains as well as hands on experience at a brewery. Matt McComish, Instructor. T, 1/7-1/21, 6 - 9 p.m., ISC-4011-400WT RM 158, Fernihurst, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Supply/Lab: $30 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

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Students will be exposed to many of the most prevalent US beer styles and learn about the history of brewing in America. Special attention will be given to regional variations in style and process due to climate and ingredients. This class is one of 4 offerings that will lead to a Beer Styles-Navigation Certificate. The student must successfully complete all 4 classes in any order. Once the 4 classes have been taken the student will be prepared for a wide range of industry tests on the topic. Valid proof of identification is required at registration. Cliff Mori, Instructor. M, 3/10-3/24, 2 - 5 p.m., ISC-4003-401WT RM 158, Fernihurst, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Supply/Lab: $50 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Business of Beer: Part 1 Beerology

The student will be introduced to beer as a defined subject and will learn the building blocks of beer such as the history, ingredient identification and steps of the brewing process. The focus will be on ales and lagers from production to evaluation, glassware specifications, styles, sensory evaluations and food pairings. Upon completion the student should have a solid base for future classes in beverage management or brewing. This is Part 1 of a two-part certification process. When Parts 1 and 2 are completed the student will receive a certification in The Business of Beer and be prepared to take a level one beer certification. You can take Part 1 and Part 2 in any order. Eligible students must be at least 21 years old. You must register in person at one of the following Business Office locations: Asheville Campus, Enka Site or Madison Site. Valid proof of identification is required at registration. Cliff Mori, Instructor. See Financial Assistance information, page 3. M, 1/6-1/27, 6 - 9 p.m., ISC-4002-403WT RM 225, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Supply/Lab: $30 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 T, 1/28-2/11, 6 - 9 p.m., ISC-4002-402WT RM 225, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Supply/Lab: $30 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

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Business of Beer: Part 2 Beeronomics

The student will learn the manufacturing and supply chain of beer as it works its way to its final destination, the customer. You will tour a local brewery, a beverage distributor and a high volume on-premise beverage operation. Topics will cover the brewing process, job positions, brand representation, distribution regulations, purchasing/inventory, handling/storage, legal regulations and sales and marketing of the products. Upon completion the student should have a solid understanding of the industry and jobs required for its growth and success. This is Part 2 of a two-part certification process. When Parts 1 and 2 are completed the student will receive a certification in the The Business of Beer and be prepared to take a level one beer examination. You can take Part 1 and Part 2 in any order. Eligible students must be at least 21 years old. You must register in person at one of the following Business Office locations: Asheville Campus, Enka Site or Madison Site. Valid proof of identification is required at registration. Matt McComish, Instructor. See Financial Assistance information, page 3. T, 3/11-3/25, 6 - 9 p.m., ISC-4001-401WT RM 225, Magnolia, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Supply/Lab: $30 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Critical Tasting and Basic Off-Flavors Training

Students will be taught to identify many raw materials in finished beers as well as develop a deep understanding of how beer ingredients affect beer flavors and aromas. In addition, students will be trained to detect many common off flavors in beer and learn how to prevent them. Valid proof of identification is required at registration. Cliff Mori, Instructor. M, 3/10-3/24, 6 - 9 p.m., ISC-4000-402WT RM 158, Fernihurst, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Supply/Lab: $20 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Hi-Wire Brew Day

Students will earn hands-on experience brewing a commercial batch of beer. All aspects of the brewing process from recipe formulation to sanitation, will be covered. Students are encouraged to wear slip resistant shoes and clothing that is suitable to get wet and/ or dirty. Eligible students must be at least 21 years old. You must register in person at one of the following Business Office locations: Asheville Campus, Enka Site or Madison Site. Valid proof of identification is required at registration. Before the class you will be contacted via email/phone. There will be a boxed lunch brought in. Cliff Mori, Instructor. T, 1/21, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., ISC-4012-001WT Hi-Wire Brewery Fees: Course: $70, Supply/Lab: $10 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

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Hops n' Beer

This course introduces students to hops, a critical ingredient to the beer making process. Distinguish and learn about hop varieties by taste and aroma from beers around the world, and the role hops play in beer. Learn from local hop-growers techniques and the varieties to grow and maintain hops here in North Carolina. Matt McComish, Instructor. T, 4/1-4/15, 6 - 9 p.m., ISC-4009-400WT RM 158, Fernihurst, Asheville Fees: Course: $70, Supply/Lab: $40 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Wicked Weed Brew Day

Students will earn hands-on experience brewing a commercial batch of beer. All aspects of the brewing process from recipe formulation to sanitation, will be covered. Students are encourage to wear slip resistant shoes and clothing that is suitable to get wet and/or dirty. Eligible students must be at least 21 years old. You must register in person at one of the following Business Office locations: Asheville Campus, Enka Site or Madison Site. Valid proof of identification is required at registration. Before the class you will be contacted via email/phone. Cliff Mori, Instructor. S, 2/7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., ISC-4008-401WT Wicked Weed Brewery Fees: Course: $70, Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Black Belt Lean Six Sigma Certification

Are you Green Belt certified? Move beyond your existing Green Belt Certification to increase your skills in process improvement initiatives! Black Belt certified individuals are the go-to people for waste reduction, process improvement and oversight of Green Belt projects. This class meets one or two days per week during the course and includes a bonus of 18 hours of individual assistance on your own project outside of class! Call 828-398-7934 for schedule details. Varies, 2/3-6/2, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., SEF-7026-001WT RM 224, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $3095

Blacksmithing, Basic

This course provides demonstration and hands-on instruction of basic blacksmithing processes used in large and small businesses. Fire maintenance, hammering and shaping techniques, steel chemistry and safety will be emphasized. This class is perfect for those who want a formal introduction to this ancient trade. Tool making will also be discussed. Students should bring safety glasses to the first session and wear hard-toe shoes. F, 1/31-4/16, 6 PM - 10 p.m., WLD-7534-708WT RM 115, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $125, Supply/Lab: $35 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Botanical ID: Field Botany for Entrepreneurs

Good Manufacturing Practices require that companies verify the identity of their botanical materials. Come learn the basics of whole plant identification. Knowledge of plant family patterns can greatly aid in demystifying the “green wall” of species around us. There are approximately 300,000 species of plants known to global science, yet you’ll know something significant about the majority of plants in temperate climates if you learn the top 30 families around you. The first session of this course will consist of a botany lecture and the second session will be a plant walk where we will delve into the major plant families of the Southern United States. Students will reinforce plant identification skills by observing family patterns such as leaf, flower and fruit types. Participants will also learn how to identify plants using a field guide, which is included in the registration fee. Marc Williams, Instructor. S, 4/5, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., SEF-9057-100BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $76, Ins: $1.40

Building Inspection Level III

This course is designed for the education and training of the code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting all types of construction of unlimited size. Students will need to bring a calculator and the following textbooks: 2012 NC Building Code, 2012 NC Residential Code and 2012 Administrative Code and Policies. With the successful completion of this course and the Law and Administration course in conjunction with specified education and experience requirements, course participants will be eligible to take the Building Level III State examination for inspector certification. F-SU, 2/7-2/16, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., COD-3107-673WT RM 226, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $125, Tech: $5

Cabinetry: Foundations of Fine Woodworking I

Foundations for Fine Woodworking is designed to prepare and teach students the techniques and skills required to build fine furniture. Foundations I focuses on wood and wood movement, safe use and tuning of necessary hand and power tools, milling wood foursquare and sharpening. Students will be required to purchase all project supplies. Ronald Peyton, Instructor. Mr. Peyton has recently relocated to Asheville from Alpharetta, GA where he was the founder and owner of the Dogwood Institute School of Fine Woodworking. M,W, 2/3-3/26, 6 - 9 p.m., CAB-7595-705WT RM 180, Dogwood, Asheville Fees: Course: $125, Supply/Lab: $35 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

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In this course you will learn about call center jobs that are in high demand in this area and can be a secure career option, with many opportunities for advancement. Today's call centers are often referred to as contact centers now that a variety of services are being added to provide comprehensive solutions to client and customer contacts. Learn about the role of a call center representative, listening skills, communication skills and how to focus on your customer. Class will include speakers from local call centers, a growing field of employment in Western North Carolina. T,TH, 2/18-3/9, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., MKT-4100-402WT RM 140, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Students satisfactorily completing three of the following Communications courses will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the A-B Tech Customer Service Academy Communication: the Art of Motivation

Motivation is a critical component in providing outstanding customer service to both internal and external customers. How do you keep employees engaged and enthusiastic for the long haul? Beyond financial incentives or other tangible rewards, how do you create and nurture a core culture where employees feel valued and empowered? The Art of Motivation takes a fresh look at performance management and the key principles needed to build positive relationships that inspire employees to perform at their best. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor. M, 1/27-2/3, 6 - 9 p.m., COM-7585-675WT RM 121, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Communication: Conflict Management

Even the best customer service providers know that occasional conflicts are a part of doing business. Learning how to successfully resolve those concerns is one of the most important business skills you can have. In this class you will explore the causes and impacts conflict can have on customer service, how to deal with difficult people and how to bring out the best in others. Building better relationships and strategies for resolving tough issues are vital to keeping your organization healthy and growing. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor. M, 2/17-2/24, 6 - 9 p.m., COM-7588-676WT RM 121, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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Communication: Customer Service Skills

Whether you're seeking a promotion or to increase your company's bottom line, customer service is vital to your success. Exceptional customer service is a skill set that takes developing, honing, and refining. In this class we'll give you the tips, tools and techniques that will better enable you to understand your customer's needs and deal effectively with angry customers and difficult situations. Build better relationships with new and existing customers, increase your positive word-ofmouth customer base and benefit both personally and professionally by learning to create memorable relationships with all of your customers. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor. F, 2/21-2/28, 12 - 4 p.m., MLS-7586-678WT RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Communication: Values and Ethics

Customer service is your ethical response to the agreement between you and your customer. Your organization's values and ethics are the foundation of creating and maintaining a sustainable business, and set the tone for every interaction in the workplace. This class provides the opportunity to evaluate ethical behavior and introduces a three-step process to help participants recognize what behavior may do harm, whether they are personally responsible for taking action and determining the best solution. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor. M, 3/10-3/17, 6 - 9 p.m., COM-7589-677WT RM 121, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Communication: Public Speaking - Getting Beyond the Fear

Does the mere thought of making a presentation, leading a meeting, or even standing in front of a group cause your heart to race and leave you weak in the knees? Is your fear of public speaking holding you back personally and professionally? This class will help reduce your anxieties and enhance your career opportunities by providing valuable strategies to ensure that you become a more confident and accomplished public speaker. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor. T-TH, 3/11-3/13, 12 - 4 p.m., COM-7587-680WT RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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Communication: the Foundation to Exceptional Customer Service

Strong communication skills are the key to providing exceptional customer service. To understand our customer’s expectations means having the ability to address what they want, why they want it and when they want it. It requires both verbal and non-verbal skill sets as well as the ability to gauge the customer’s own communication style and mirror your response accordingly. Active listening, choosing the right words and learning how to empathize are all essential to customer satisfaction and retention. The class will also provide some tips on written communication and e-mail. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor. F, 4/4-4/11, 12 - 4 p.m., COM-7591-679WT RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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Present The Creative Business Management Certificate Take 4 classes from the selection of Creative Business Classes and Receive The Creative Business Management Certificate from The Asheville Area Arts Council and A-B Tech Continuing Education

Creative Business: Building or Improving Your Portfolio

Elements of a professional portfolio are reviewed in detail (content, formatting, sequence, tone, etc.) with examples of how to make your resume, artist statement, price list and images stand out. If you take 4 of the Creative Business courses you will received a Creative Business Management Certificate from the Asheville Area Arts Council and A-B Tech Continuing Education. Wendy Outland, Instructor. W, 1/15, 6 - 8 p.m., SEF-7699-803WT RM 420, Rhododendron, Asheville Fees: Course: $40

Creative Business: Galleries 101

How to target professional galleries, both online and in person. What to look for and how to ask the tough questions before deciding whether a gallery would be a good match for you and your work. If you take 4 of the Creative Business courses you will receive a Creative Business Management Certificate from the Asheville Area Arts Council and A-B Tech Continuing Education. Wendy Outland, Instructor. W, 2/12, 6 - 8 p.m., SEF-9500-804WT RM 420, Rhododendron, Asheville Fees: Course: $40

Creative Business: Consignment Issues Contract Negotiations

Tips regarding fifteen topics are included plus problems to avoid, and how to diplomatically handle negotiations. If you take 4 of the Creative Business courses you will receive a Creative Business Management Certificate from the Asheville Area Arts Council and A-B Tech Continuing Education. Wendy Outland, Instructor. W, 3/12, 6 - 8 p.m., SEF-9501-805WT RM 420, Rhododendron, Asheville Fees: Course: $40

Creative Business: Legal Issues & Rights

Copyright, moral rights, photographic rights and issues related to working with an assistant. This class includes a list of helpful resources. If you take 4 of the Creative Business courses you will received a Creative Business Management Certificate from the Asheville Area Arts Council and A-B Tech Continuing Education. Wendy Outland, Instructor. W, 4/16, 6 - 8 p.m., SEF-9502-806WT RM 420, Rhododendron, Asheville Fees: Course: $40

Effective Teacher Training

This class is required preparation for substitute teachers for all Buncombe and Madison County Schools, and is also an excellent crash course in learning methodologies and classroom management for current or returning teachers. This course will use the curriculum approved by Asheville City and Buncombe County schools. Textbook: Substitute Teacher Handbook. Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED. Attendance at all class meetings is required. M,W, 3/10-4/16, 6 - 9 p.m., EDU-3002-712WT RM 101, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $125, Tech: $5 M-F, 3/24-3/28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., EDU-3002-690WT RM 128, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $125, Tech: $5

Electrical Contractor License Renewal

This course is designed to provide electrical professionals with updated information on the National Electric ode, the N.C. Electrical Code and the local utility requirements. New materials and procedures, including the inspection of solar PV as well as related code requirements are reviewed. An emphasis is given to new changes in the code. This course has been approved by the N.C. State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors for 8 hours of continuing education credit. S, 5/10, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., ELC-3016-681WT RM 128, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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This course will prepare the student for the State of N.C. Electrical Inspection Level I exam. Students should bring their National Electrical Code Books and a calculator. M-F, 2/10-2/14, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., COD-3104-668WT RM 224, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $125, Tech: $5

Fire Inspection Level I

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for basic fire prevention code enforcement. This course follows the guidelines set by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board. Lecture, demonstration and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. M-F, 3/31-4/4, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., COD-3120-689WT RM 226, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $125, Tech: $5

Forklift Safety and Operation

Learn safe forklift operation using the latest OSHA regulations and requirements. During class students will practice using a forklift. Get your training certificate so you can have an extra skill for a potential new employer! T,TH, 2/4-2/13, 6 PM - 9 p.m., OSH-3012-069WT RM 330, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $70, Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 S, 5/3, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., OSH-3012-070WT RM 330, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $70, Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Fundamentals of Automated Machining

Take a step toward a new career in machining by learning to operate drill presses, milling machines, saws and bench grinders. During this 15-week course you will work hands-on with actual equipment to learn basic automated machining. Additional course topics include an introduction to CNC machining, shop safety, blueprint reading, shop math, Lean Manufacturing principles, team work and problem solving. See Financial Assistance information, page 3. M-TH, 5/19-9/3, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., MEC-7027-021WT RM 3310, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $50 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 M-TH, 5/19-9/3, 3 - 9 p.m., MEC-7027-022WT RM 3310, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $50 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

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Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Cosmetics

This course will provide an overview of current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GMP regulations and guidance regarding cosmetics. The FDA defines cosmetics as products that are applied on the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance. Products in this category are topical herbal preparations, skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, makeup, shampoos, deodorants and hair waves and colors. Topics include documentation, terminology and labeling requirements. Examples of documentation records will be discussed and generic templates for this documentation will be provided. The last hour of class will be an optional Q&A. F, 2/28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., SEF-7679-101BW RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $100

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Dietary Supplements

This course will provide an overview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GMP requirements per 21 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 111. These FDA regulations affect ALL companies involved with the manufacturing, packaging, labeling and holding of dietary supplements. Topics include botanical identification, documentation, and terminology.

Examples of required documented records will be discussed and generic templates for this documentation will be provided. The last hour of class each day will be an optional Q&A session. Alyssa Sacora, Instructor. M,T, 4/7-4/8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., SEF-7678-102BW RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $200

Herbal QC: Analytical Methods

Having a sound quality control (QC) system in place and meeting documentation standards for regulatory compliance can mean gaining familiarity with analytical testing. If you’ve seen the acronyms TLC, HPLC, or GC on an herbal Certificate of Analysis, but aren’t sure exactly what they mean, you aren’t alone! In this class, we’ll go through some of the test methods commonly used to establish identity, purity, potency and safety of botanical material. The focus will be more on the principles and the process behind the testing rather than specific regulatory requirements. While some of the material will be technical in nature, the class is intended for an audience of non-scientists, business owners, and consumers. Marie Knight, Instructor. TH, 2/27, 6 - 8 p.m., SEF-9000-103BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $20.80


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Logistics Associate Certification

Start a new career in logistics and distribution! Are you already in logistics? This course can help you improve your skills and help you advance in your career. You will complete class with the nationally recognized Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) credential, the North Carolina Career Readiness certificate (CRC), and an OSHA 10-Hour Safety Awareness certificate along with an OSHA forklift training certificate. Be ready to work in distribution, warehousing, inventory management or shipping and receiving. In addition to the evening schedule, class will meet on two Saturdays. Books and supplies are $360. Call 828-398-7934 for details. See Financial Assistance information, page 3. T,TH, 3/4-5/13, 6 PM - 9 p.m., MLS-7173-002WT RM 108, Balsam, Asheville Fees: Course: $180, Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Mechanical Inspection Level II

This course is designed for the education and training of the Mechanical Level II code enforcement official and is built upon the information presented in the Mechanical Level I Standard Inspection course. Students should bring the following textbooks: 2012 NC Fuel Gas, 2012 NC Mechanical Code and the Administrative Code and Policies. F-SU, 4/11-4/13, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., COD-3131-670WT RM 226, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Mechanical Inspection Level III

This course is designed for the education and training of the Mechanical Level III code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting mechanical installations in all types of construction of unlimited size and is built upon information presented in the Mechanical Level I and II Standard Inspection courses. In addition with the successful completion of the Mechanical Level III, the Law and Administration courses and other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Mechanical State examination for inspector certification. Students should bring the following texts: 2012 NC Fuel Gas, 2012 NC Mechanical Code and the Administrative Code and Policies. F,S, 2/21-2/22, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., COD-3132-669WT RM 226, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Notary Public Education

This course covers the qualifications, procedures, and certification for becoming a notary. Pursuant to the NC Notary Act, to apply for commissioning as a notary you must: be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the U.S.; be able to speak, read and write English; have a high school diploma or equivalent; and reside or have a regular place of work or business in NC. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. Students are encouraged to read through the textbook, Notary Public Guidebook for North Carolina, 10th Edition prior to attending the course. Books are not available to purchase on Saturdays at the Enka site. Students must present a current photo ID to be admitted to class. Rebecca Cedrone and Kitty Brendell, Instructors. F, 1/17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., MLS-3874-314WT RM 128, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 F, 1/31, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., MLS-3874-329WT RM 112, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 S, 2/8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., MLS-3874-324WT RM 128, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 F, 2/28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., MLS-3874-325WT RM 117, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 F, 3/14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., MLS-3874-326W.T RM 128, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 W, 3/26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., MLS-3874-330WT RM 114, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5 S, 4/5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., MLS-3874-327WT RM 128, Haynes Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Economic & Workforce Development offers training for manufacturing, emergency medical services, and more. Business owners can benefit from consultations, assessments, and employee job trainings. Specialists offer customized or standard curriculum training for employees at The BASE or at a company’s facility. There are multiple locations across the service area and offers multiple times and dates for classes and trainings, as well as online courses, allowing the convenience of learning on any schedule.

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Classes for Teachers Online www.ed2go.com/abtech

Need some CEUs to maintain your teaching license? Maybe you need skills in a particular area to keep up with changes in the classroom, or maybe just some ideas and inspiration! Whatever your reason, we have you covered with convenient, affordable, 6-week online classes customized for your needs and busy schedule. • • • • •

Creating Classroom Centers Creating K-12 Learning Material Creating the Inclusive Classroom Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom Enhancing Language Development in Childhood • Guided Reading and Writing in the Classroom • Integrating Technology in the K-5 Classroom • MS Excel 2007 in the Classroom • MS PowerPoint 2007 in the Classroom • MS Word 2007 in the Classroom • Reading Strategies, Differentiated Classroom • Reading Strategies, Response to Intervention • Ready, Set, Read! • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems (I & II) • Survival Kit for New Teachers • Teaching ESL/EFL, Intro • Teaching Math: Grades 4-6 • Teaching Science: Grades 4-6 • Teaching Students with Autism • Teaching Writing: Grades 4-6 • The Creative Classroom • Using the Internet in the Classroom • Working with Learning Disabled Students • Empowering Students with Disabilities See Page 58 for registration information

Office Professional Certification

This course provides instruction on general principles and practices specific to administrative support staff. Emphasis is on the skills and abilities needed to conduct a variety of office administrative activities using the latest technology. Core topics include use of integrated software packages, effective written/oral communication skills, applied math/reading skills, records management, legal/ethical issues, and other select topics relevant to specific business, government, and industry settings. Must have a GED® or High School Diploma, basic keyboarding skills and pass a basic computer assessment administered at Goodwill Workforce Development Center on Patton Avenue. Stop by or call 828-298-9023, Ext. 1100. Mia Lampe, Instructor. M,W, 1/22-4/14, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., OSC-7429-445WT RM 155, Goodwill Ctr., Goodwill Fees: Course: $180, Tech: $5

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Phytochemistry: Herbal Preparations

Making stable and effective herbal preparations requires knowing your herbal constituents and how best to extract, deliver and preserve them. Focusing on liquid herbal extracts, this class will discuss the solubility and stability of basic phytochemicals and how they interact in herbal formulas. Participants will learn the best ways to deliver complex botanicals, including advice on avoiding common mistakes and tips of the trade. Dave Meesters, Instructor. TH, 2/6, 6 - 9 p.m., SEF-9061-104BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $20.80

Phytochemistry: What, Why and How

Phytochemistry refers to the chemical structures in plants. This introduction to botanical constituents as they relate to herbal products will be taught in simple and accessible terminology. Constituents discussed will include polysaccharides, polyphenols, phytoestrogens, alkaloids, tannins, resins and volatile oils. This class will help anyone interested in the science of plant medicine better understand how the constituents of commonly used botanicals influence human health and physiology. An extensive background in chemistry is not needed to benefit from this material - anyone with an interest in learning more about the inner mysteries of botanicals is welcome to attend! Dave Meesters, Instructor. TH, 1/23-1/30, 6 - 8 p.m., SEF-9060-105BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $41.70

Production: Extracts and Elixirs

Learn hands-on processing and bottling techniques for herbal extracts and elixirs with a focus on utilizing common local plants. We will discuss nutritional benefits, harvesting, handling and preparing your own products and extracts for personal or professional manufacturing. We will also briefly discuss how to incorporate Good Manufacturing Practices and costs associated with producing these products. Specific plants we'll discuses include dandelion, stinging nettles, and more. Participants will receive a tincture, herbal salve and elixir sample to take home and enjoy throughout the seasons. Jeannie Dunn, Instructor. T, 3/25, 6 - 9 p.m., SEF-9063-105BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $47.90, Ins: $1.40


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Production: Fermented Foods for Entrepreneurs

This class is an opportunity to holistically explore the ancient art of fermentation in the tradition of Frank Cook, Sandor Katz, Sally Fallon and others. The class will start with a lecture on basic principles. The process of making many fermented items including kvass, kimchee, jun, water kefir, yogurt cheese, Essene bread and more will be discussed. Many of these products represent potential niche items and business opportunities to supply food for the burgeoning local food scene happening in Asheville and across the country. The hands-on portion of the class will include making sauerkraut and participating in a fermented food item tasting. Participants will receive handouts and cultures to take home. Marc Williams, Instructor. T, 2/11, 6 - 8:30 p.m., SEF-9055-106BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $42.70, Ins: $1.40

Production: Herbal Tea Blends

Herbal teas can be made from a variety of plants that are easy to grow, harvest or find in commerce. This course will discuss how to prepare these plants for maximum potency and flavor, how to create blends based on taste or botanical actions and how to properly package and market your blends. Janet Meesters, Instructor. T, 1/28, 6 - 8 p.m., SEF-9062-107BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $35.70, Ins: $1.40

Production: Topical Herbal Preparations Learn production techniques and formulas for making herb infused oils, salves and liniments. These products are an integral part of many botanical personal care product lines, but are also relatively simple and fun to make. Students will leave with the knowledge and skills to make their own topical herbal products as well as with a sample of the salve we make in class. Janet Meesters, Instructor. TH, 2/13, 6 - 9 p.m., SEF-9064-108BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $47.90, Ins: $1.40

Welding

This basic welding class covers mig, tig, stick and arc welding and is an excellent course for beginners or those simply wishing to brush up on their current welding skills. Students will be required to purchase personal protective equipment for this course (do not purchase before the first class session.) Attendance at the first class is required. M,T, 1/28-4/7, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., COD-3106-709WT RM 190, Dogwood, Asheville Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $35 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5 W,TH, 1/30-4/9, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., COD-3106-710WT RM 190, Dogwood, Asheville Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $35 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Woodworking: Introduction

Students of all abilities are welcome in this introductory woodworking class. The focus of the class will be on the safe and proper use of hand and power tools, how to identify and work with different kinds of woods and their defects, joinery and finishing. Each student will build their own basic project or the instructor will help you choose one. Students will be required to purchase all project supplies. T,TH, 1/28-3/20, 6 - 9 p.m., CAR-7596-713WT RM 180, Dogwood, Asheville Fees: Course: $125, Supply/Lab: $35 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Woodworking: Beyond the Basics

Students of all abilities are welcome in Woodworking: Beyond the Basics. The instructor will guide and assist students through the completion of their chosen projects. Each student can select their own project or the instructor can help you choose one. Students will be required to purchase all project supplies. T,TH, 4/15-6/5, 6 - 9 p.m., CAR-7597-714WT RM 180, Dogwood, Asheville Fees: Course: $125, Supply/Lab: $35 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Writing for the Web

Whether you're writing for your web pages, a weekly blog or additions to your Facebook page, you need to deliver clear, concise, engaging copy on target every time. By developing a content strategy, much as you do a marketing or growth strategy, you'll have a plan that you can rely on as you move forward with your website development. Learn how to develop a content strategy and how to write clear, engaging articles and web copy from a professional content provider. Save time and money by writing your own pieces. Increase your web presence and the number of visitors to your sites after taking this class. Linda Ray, Instructor. F, 2/21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7686-778WT, RM 123, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

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The New Look of Basic Skills!

Some things are changing, but the excellent instruction we offer to assist adults to develop their reading, writing, problem-solving or computation skills is not! The Basic Skills department is comprised of 3 programs: • Adult Basic Education (ABE) • High School Equivalency (HSE) • English as a Second or other Language (ESL)

Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency

Adult Basic Education is a program of instruction designed for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, problem-solving or computation skills in order to function more effectively in society, on the job, or in the family. The High School Equivalency program offers instruction designed to prepare adult students to take the GED® tests that lead to a high school diploma equivalency.

What Kind of Changes Will You See?

Both the orientation process and the schedule of classes for Adult Basic Education & High School Equivalency students are changing! Students will now enter the program at specific times and attend classes at given times for a specified period of time. We will still offer lab study options at some sites and times. Class sessions run 7-8 weeks and intake/orientation is scheduled for the following dates: January 7, 4 p.m. January 8, 8:30 a.m. February 24, 4 p.m. February 25, 8:30 a.m.

For 16 & 17 year old ABE/HSE students:

Minors (ages 16 and 17) are required to pick up a Minor Permission Form on either Monday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., or Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., in 303 Hemlock. No appointment is necessary.

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Below is a list of our sites and general hours of operation. Please call for information on orientation and specific class times before attending.

City Locations M-Th, Hemlock building, Asheville 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Closed 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. F, Hemlock building, Asheville 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. M-Th, 1-3:30 p.m., Maple building, Asheville Eastern Location Tu/W/Th, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 101 N. Ridgeway Ave Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry Northern Location Tu/Th. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Classroom 2 Ramsey, Madison Western Locations Tu/W/TH, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1616 Patton Ave., Goodwill Tu/Th, 5-8 p.m., 129 Haynes, Enka Southern Location Tu/Th, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 121 A-B Tech South Site

Online Study for Adult Basic Education & High School Equivalency

We offer an online study option that may be used in conjunction with on-site testing to support enrolled students' progression toward completion of the GED® Tests. The GED® Tests cannot be taken online through any program, but you may study online. Visit the online study office in the Hemlock Building, Room 319 on the Asheville Campus or contact us at (828)-398-7869, ABEonline@abtech.edu. All Classes are free and offered year round. For information about registering for ABE/High School Equivalency Preparation classes, call 828-398-7433, or email basicskillsrecruiter@abtech.edu.


Adult Basic Education/HSE & ESL abtech.edu/ce 828-398-7433 Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

previously served through our Compensatory Education program are now attending our foundations level classes which are a part of Adult Basic Education. These free, year-round classes for adults (17 or older) develops academic, vocational and social skills. It continues to include community living, consumer education, health, language, mathematics, social science and vocational education.

The changes we are undergoing to our structure of classes are a result of our dedication to continuous improvement to provide you with the best possible opportunities to pursue your educational goals and future successes. We look forward to working with you this year!

Classes held: M-Th, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Hemlock building, Asheville

Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

also attend ABE classes designed to enhance their academic and social skills following a traumatic brain injury. Classes focus on community living, health, language and math with an emphasis on memory, interpersonal and time-management skills. Classes held: M-Th, 1 - 4 p.m., Hemlock building, Asheville For information, call Tom Rash (828)-398-7371, or e-mail thomaserash@abtech.edu.

English as a Second Language

ESL is a free course for non-native speakers to learn reading, writing, speaking and listening to English. We offer Levels 1-7.

City Location

M-Th, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tu/Th, 6 - 9 p.m. Hemlock, Asheville Fees: Free

Community Locations

M/W, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., 1616 Patton Ave., Goodwill T/TH, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., A-B Tech South Site For more information, please call Jennifer Hill at 828-398-7131 or email jenniferyhill@abtech.edu.

Are you interested in studying for your GEDÂŽ and your Nurse Aide Assistant I at the same time? Call 828-398-7433 and ask about Project Jumpstart!

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Registration information, page 5. Register early! The BioNetwork provides education, outreach, and laboratory training for businesses, entrepreneurs, and community partners engaged in advancing the life science economy across North Carolina. These services focus on emerging opportunities and practical information required for compliance with federal regulations. Phone: 828-398-7943 Email: biobusiness@ncbionetwork.org Web: http://bit.ly/abtech-classes Facebook.com/BioBusinessCenter Twitter: @NCBioNet_BioBus

BioNetwork Botanical ID: Field Botany for Entrepreneurs

Good Manufacturing Practices require that companies verify the identity of their botanical materials. Come learn the basics of whole plant identification. Knowledge of plant family patterns can greatly aid in demystifying the “green wall” of species around us. There are approximately 300,000 species of plants known to global science, yet you’ll know something significant about the majority of plants in temperate climates if you learn the top 30 families around you The first session of this course will consist of a botany lecture and the second session will be a plant walk where we will delve into the major plant families of the Southern United States. Students will reinforce plant identification skills by observing family patterns such as leaf, flower and fruit types. Participants will also learn how to identify plants using a field guide, which is included in the registration fee. Marc Williams, Instructor. S, 4/5, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., SEF-9057-100BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $76, Ins: $1.40

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Cosmetics

This course will provide an overview of current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GMP regulations and guidance regarding cosmetics. The FDA defines cosmetics as products that are applied on the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance. Products in this category are topical herbal preparations, skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, makeup, shampoos, deodorants, and hair waves and colors. Topics include: documentation, terminology, and labeling requirements. Examples of documentation records will be discussed and generic templates for this documentation will be provided. The last hour of class will be an optional Q&A. F, 2/28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., SEF-7679-101BW RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $100

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Dietary Supplements

This course will provide an overview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GMP requirements per 21 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Part 111. These FDA regulations affect ALL companies involved with the manufacturing, packaging, labeling and holding of dietary supplements. Topics include: botanical identification, documentation, and terminology.

Examples of required documented records will be discussed and generic templates for this documentation will be provided. The last hour of class each day will be an optional Q&A session. Alyssa Sacora, Instructor. M,T, 4/7-4/8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., SEF-7678-102BW RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $200

Herbal QC: Analytical Methods

Having a sound quality control (QC) system in place and meeting documentation standards for regulatory compliance can mean gaining familiarity with analytical testing. If you’ve seen the acronyms TLC, HPLC, or GC on an herbal Certificate of Analysis, but aren’t sure exactly what they mean, you aren’t alone! In this class, we’ll go through some of the test methods commonly used to establish identity, purity, potency, and safety of botanical material. The focus will be more on the principles and the process behind the testing rather than specific regulatory requirements. While some of the material will be technical in nature, the class is intended for an audience of non-scientists, business owners, and consumers. Marie Knight, Instructor. TH, 2/27, 6 - 8 p.m., SEF-9000-103BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $20.80

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How to Assess the Feasibility of Your Natural Products Business

This course is designed for anyone planning to start a new business, expand their existing business or introduce a new product, with a special emphasis on businesses in the Natural Products Industry (dietary supplements, cosmetics, green cleaners, etc.). Learn to prepare and evaluate a preliminary feasibility study to determine if your idea or product can be profitable before investing large amounts of time and money! Melanie Leenhouts, Instructor. T, 2/4, 6 - 8 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75020 RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

How to Competitively Price Your Natural Products

How much does it cost you to make your product? What should the shelf price be? Come to class with your product's base price and learn how to determine the shelf price. You will learn how to work in margins for distributors and retailers, how to estimate freight, and how to calculate promotions into the pricing structure. The end result of this class will be to see how competitive your sales price is on the shelf. T, 3/4, 6 PM - 8 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75021 RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

How to Effectively Market Your Natural Product

This course will give you the tools and knowledge you need to get your herbal, food and functional food products noticed! In this interactive class you will learn:how to market your product and the importance of branding; how to use store and trade show promotions to your advantage; and the benefits of face to face and old-fashioned and new-online social media networking. Come prepared to interact and discuss your natural products in class. Melanie Leenhouts, Instructor. T, 3/18, 6 - 8 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75022 RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

How to Successfully Sell Your Natural Products to Retailers

This seminar will focus on the issues that small natural products businesses face when marketing and selling their items. Discussion topics will include researching the market; analysis of the natural products industry; where you and your product fit and are needed; creative ways to promote yourself and sell your product on a small budget and retailer relations. T, 4/8, 6 - 8 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75025 RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

Phytochemistry: Herbal Preparations

Making stable and effective herbal preparations requires knowing your herbal constituents and how best to extract, deliver, and preserve them. Focusing on liquid herbal extracts, this class will discuss the solubility and stability of basic phytochemicals and how they interact in herbal formulas. Participants will learn the best ways to deliver complex botanicals, including advice on avoiding common mistakes and tips of the trade. Dave Meesters, Instructor. TH, 2/6, 6 - 9 p.m., SEF-9061-104BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $20.80

Phytochemistry: What, Why and How

Phytochemistry refers to the chemical structures in plants. This introduction to botanical constituents as they relate to herbal products will be taught in simple and accessible terminology. Constituents discussed will include polysaccharides, polyphenols, phytoestrogens, alkaloids, tannins, resins and volatile oils. This class will help anyone interested in the science of plant medicine better understand how the constituents of commonly used botanicals influence human health and physiology. An extensive background in chemistry is not needed to benefit from this material - anyone with an interest in learning more about the inner mysteries of botanicals is welcome to attend! Dave Meesters, Instructor. TH, 1/23-1/30, 6 - 8 p.m., SEF-9060-105BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $41.70

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Registration information, page 5. Register early! Production: Extracts and Elixirs

Learn hands-on processing and bottling techniques for herbal extracts and elixirs with a focus on utilizing common local plants. We will discuss nutritional benefits, harvesting, handling and preparing your own products and extracts for personal or professional manufacturing. We will also briefly discuss how to incorporate Good Manufacturing Practices and costs associated with producing these products. Specific plants we'll discuses include dandelion, stinging nettles and more. Participants will receive a tincture, herbal salve and elixir sample to take home and enjoy throughout the seasons. Jeannie Dunn, Instructor.

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Production: Topical Herbal Preparations Learn production techniques and formulas for making herb infused oils, salves and liniments. These products are an integral part of many botanical personal care product lines, but are also relatively simple and fun to make. Students will leave with the knowledge and skills to make their own topical herbal products as well as with a sample of the salve we make in class. Janet Meesters, Instructor. TH, 2/13, 6 - 9 p.m., SEF-9064-108BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $47.90, Ins: $1.40

T, 3/25, 6 - 9 p.m., SEF-9063-105BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $47.90, Ins: $1.40

Production: Fermented Foods for Entrepreneurs

This class is an opportunity to holistically explore the ancient art of fermentation in the tradition of Frank Cook, Sandor Katz, Sally Fallon and others. The class will start with a lecture on basic principles. The process of making many fermented items including kvass, kimchee, jun, water kefir, yogurt cheese, Essene bread and more will be discussed. Many of these products represent potential niche items and business opportunities to supply food for the burgeoning local food scene happening in Asheville and across the country. The hands-on portion of the class will include making sauerkraut and participating in a fermented food item tasting. Participants will receive handouts and cultures to take home. Marc Williams, Instructor. T, 2/11, 6 - 8:30 p.m., SEF-9055-106BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $42.70, Ins: $1.40

The BioNetwork at The BASE at A-B Tech specializes in life sciences and supports the development of natural products, from dietary supplements to cosmetics, and carries out the educational mission through a wealth of offerings. “The BioNetwork is a place where young companies and start-ups can get help understanding regulatory requirements,” said Marilyn McDonald, Strategic Business Development Officer. “But perhaps the most valuable asset is the laboratory, which allows individuals and companies interested in life sciences research, testing and development to rent the facility at an affordable rate.”

Production: Herbal Tea Blends

Herbal teas can be made from a variety of plants that are easy to grow, harvest, or find in commerce. This course will discuss how to prepare these plants for maximum potency and flavor; how to create blends based on taste or botanical actions; and how to properly package and market your blends. Janet Meesters, Instructor. T, 1/28, 6 - 8 p.m., SEF-9062-107BW RM 112, TCC, Enka Fees: Course: $35.70, Ins: $1.40

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2014 – 2015 Student Business Incubator Program Applications Due March 14, 2014 The Student Business Incubator Program is a 12 month extracurricular activity designed to provide a nurturing, supportive environment to current A-B Tech students (enrolled in at least 9 credit hours) who want to either start or grow their own business. Students selected to participate in the program may receive grant money for starting and developing their proposed businesses. Students interested in participating in this competitive program must submit an application and go through a selection process where they are expected to interview and present a business presentation. The program runs from July to June of each year and has been supported by the A-B Tech Foundation Lavender Fund.

A-B Tech Small Business Center and Business Incubation Program The Small Business Center provides a number of valuable services targeting both prospective and existing small business owners. Confidential counseling, a resource library and access to experts in the accounting, legal, management, marketing and technology fields are some of the free services provided through the Small Business Center. The Center for Business and Technology Incubation offers a business incubation program which helps accelerate the sustainable development of both start-up and emerging companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources. The incubation program offers office and warehouse space, access to office equipment, small business counseling and networking opportunities; all of which are critical to successful business development. Existing platforms within the Center for Business Technology and Incubation include the Small Business Center, the NC BioNetwork, the Natural Products Laboratory and Manufacturing Facility, Blue Ridge Food Ventures, Student Entrepreneurship and the Blue Ridge Tech Ventures.

Throughout the school year, information sessions are offered, granting students the opportunity to discuss the program and application process with SBC staff. All students are encouraged to apply by the March 14, 2014 deadline. Please watch the school calendar for key program dates, or visit online at http://www.abtech.edu/content/studentbusiness-incubator/student-business-incubatorprogram for more information Information Session Dates for 2014: Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm Location: Holly Library Room 121 Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Time: 3:30 – 4:30 Location: Holly Library Room 121

National Entrepreneurship Week – February 16-22, 2014 In recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week (NEW), the A-B Tech Small Business Center will be presenting a variety of entrepreneurial focused events for A-B Tech students, faculty, staff, and the community. Held annually, the week-long event highlights the creative efforts of entrepreneurs and small businesses that are thriving in a challenging global environment.

NEW gives student and community entrepreneurs the ability to connect on a professional and social level with business oriented peers, as well as those who may fit their target market, allowing for added exposure by way of sharing their knowledge and expertise. For more information on NEW please contact Diane Hendrickson at DianeHHendrickson@ abtech.edu or (828) 398-7957, or visit abtech.edu/sbc.

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SMALL BUSINESS CENTER CLIENT – Andrea Desky and Danielle McClenna

JumpSTART Small Business Expo Sponored by Asheville Savings Bank April 24, 2014 Thursday, April 24, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A-B Tech, Enka Site, 2nd Floor, Haynes Conference Center FREE Event – no registration required (open to the public)

The JumpSTART Small Business Expo is a free event designed to help business owners and entrepreneurs learn more about available resources in the community. Held each year, the expo provides the ideal opportunity for business owners to conveniently find everything they need in one place. Need help with advertising or marketing a business? Need legal advice? Seeking funding for a business startup or the next phase of growth? The JumpSTART Small Business Expo is perfect for learning all this and more. Vendors will be on site to provide assistance in the following categories: • Marketing / Advertising

• Banking / Financial / Accounting

• Business Law / Entity Structuring / Legal

• Economic Development / Non-profit Assistance / Government Agencies • Insurance Services

• Human Resources / Consulting

• Business Development / Operations

Limited display space is available for vendors in each industry category. Potential vendors representing a valuable product or service to assist current and potential small businesses should contact Diane Hendrickson at 828-398-7957 or DianeHHendrickson@abtech.edu for more information.

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Every semester the A-B Tech Small Business Center spotlights a local progressive business that has benefited from the services that it provides. This semester we take great pride in presenting Andrea Desky and Danielle McClennan of Link’d Video, a company that has taken an entrepreneurial stance and seized the opportunities and local resources that have not only enabled them to have a positive impact on their industry but the economy as a whole. If you would be interested in learning more about how to build your business via the use of video for online marketing please join Andrea and Danielle during National Entrepreneurship Week, on Tuesday, January 18 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Small Business Center. The seminar is FREE, Space is limited and registration is required at www.ncsbc.net/ center.aspx?center=75020. What is your business? Link'd Video is a boutique video production company based in Asheville, NC. We provide creative connection through innovative commercial video. Following a thorough and immersive brand exploration with our clients, the narrative emerges. That's when the magic begins. We take our client's story and plan an inventive yet genuine approach for them to forge relationships with their customers. Usually, this means more than one video. Our clients work hard to build a network so we help them keep their viewers engaged and loyal through inspired video campaigns. We built this company on a foundation of values. These are the things that our clients have come to expect (and deserve!) from Link'd Video: • Integrity, Passion and Honesty • Superior Customer Service and Support • Efficient Time Management • Flexibility • Unsurpassed Clarity in Communication • Attention to Detail • Trusted Guidance, Respect and Courtesy • A Strong Portfolio with Positive References


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828-398-7950 Why did you start a business? There are a few different yet equally important reasons behind the formation of Link'd Video. First of all, we wanted to find a way to use our artistic sensibilities and technical proficiency to help others share their stories in a unique and beautiful way. We recognized the growing shift in popularity of online video consumption and the need for companies to connect with this audience directly and effectively. We also wanted to work for ourselves while forging this new path. We've both been working in various forms of new and emerging media for over a decade. We also have several years combined experience working for a marketing and public relations company as the dedicated video team for some very large national brands. We had the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and jumped in head first. It's been an incredibly rewarding journey coupled with plenty of personal and professional growth. Have you started other businesses? Not yet, but we have some ideas in the works. There are so many opportunities out there to provide meaningful and valuable services. We feel compelled to explore all of our options. How has the A-B Tech Small Business Center (SBC) assisted you? The Small Business Center helped us to create a foundation on which to build our company. We met with a resource coordinator before we did anything else and asked a million questions: "What do I do first?" "How do I incorporate?" "What's a business plan?" We had tons of technical experience in our industry but lacked the basic knowledge of how to actually run a business. We took advantage of almost every resource they had to offer including creating a business plan in the beginning as well as marketing, legal and financial advice. We visit the Small Business headquarters on a monthly basis as a way to stay connected to our roots with continued guidance and support as we continue on our journey. Without the help of A-B Tech's Small Business Center we would not be where we are today - a thriving, growing and purpose-driven business. What is the most challenging aspect of owning a business? It's not easy to strike that perfect balance between creative endeavors and day-to-day operations. Luckily there are two of us. While we possess several overlapping skill sets, we've settled into definitive roles within the business. This is an absolute necessity and allows us to take on an extraordinary, yet manageable amount of work. Beyond that, smaller issues arise on occasion. An organizational culture of transparency and respect ensure that any and all minor hiccups are resolved quickly and with the utmost courtesy.

What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs? Don't be afraid to ask for help. Be open to professional assistance. Fail forward. As an entrepreneur, every moment is a teachable moment. Don't be afraid to admit small defeats. Dust yourself off and carry on! Build a network of your own. Hire people smarter than you. Use the resources available to you. Many are free. Listen to advice, create an action plan and diligently work toward your goals. No one will tell you that it's easy to start a business. That doesn't mean it has to be even tougher than necessary.

375 Depot Street Suite 103 Asheville, NC 28801 www.linkdvideo.com

Asheville Center for Professional Studies Opening in December of 2013, the Asheville Center for Professional Studies is the premier career and professional development training site for Western North Carolina specializing in executive leadership education, professional / technical CEU certification, performance improvement, and career development. Our custom and open enrollment programs are specifically designed to improve corporate performance and competitiveness for all your business and professional training needs. For additional information and to see a list of course offerings, please visit: www. AshevilleProfessionalStudies.com or call Katherine Morosani at 828-398-7100.

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Entrepreneurship How to Assess the Feasibility of Your Natural Products Business

This course is designed for anyone planning to start a new business, expand their existing business or introduce a new product, with a special emphasis on businesses in the Natural Products Industry (dietary supplements, cosmetics, green cleaners, etc.). Learn to prepare and evaluate a preliminary feasibility study to determine if your idea or product can be profitable before investing large amounts of time and money! T, 2/4, 6 - 8 p.m. https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75020 RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

How to Competitively Price Your Natural Products

How much does it cost you to make your product? What should the shelf price be? Come to class with your product's base price and learn how to determine the shelf price. You will learn how to work in margins for distributors and retailers, how to estimate freight, and how to calculate promotions into the pricing structure. The end result of this class will be to see how competitive your sales price is on the shelf. T, 3/4, 6 - 8 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75021 RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

How to Effectively Market Your Natural Product

This course will give you the tools and knowledge you need to get your herbal, food and functional food products noticed! In this interactive class you will learn how to market your product and the importance of branding; how to use store and trade show promotions to your advantage; and the benefits of face to face and old-fashioned and new-online social media networking. Come prepared to interact and discuss your natural products in class. T, 3/18, 6 - 8 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75022 RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

How to Start a Nonprofit Entity

Starting a non-profit organization can be rewarding and fulfilling. Review the basics on how to start such an organization, how to manage it and what resources are available. W, 3/12, 6 - 8 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75023 RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: FREE

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This seminar will focus on the issues that small natural products businesses face when marketing and selling their items. Discussion topics will include researching the market; analysis of the natural products industry; where you and your product fit and are needed; creative ways to promote yourself and sell your product on a small budget and retailer relations. T, 4/8, 6 - 8 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75025 RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

SBA: Business Planning and Entrepreneurial Development Resources from the SBA Find out the basic elements of a business plan - what it contains and why it is important for your start-up or existing business. Learn about the SBA web-based resources to help you start or expand a small business. Discover the in-person counseling and training resources available to help you with your startup or existing small business. T, 1/28, 12 - 1 p.m. https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75028 RM 1039, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE T, 2/4, 12 - 1 p.m. https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75029 RM 1039, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

SBA: Doing Business with the Federal Government

Discover what opportunities may exist for your small business in the $400 billion/year federal contracting industry. Find out if your firm may be eligible for the various certification programs through the U.S. Small Business Administration, enabling you to gain access into the contracting arena. Discover how to obtain bonding for government contract work through the SBA surety bond guaranty program. TH, 1/30, 12 - 1 p.m. https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75030 RM 1039, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE TH, 2/6, 12 - 1 p.m. https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75031 RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: FREE


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828-398-7950 SBA: Programs and Services for your Small Business

Discover the programs and services offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration for start-up and existing small businesses. Find out which SBA-sponsored and SBA-funded resources are available for counseling and training small business owners in all areas of small business management (including business planning). Find out what it takes to obtain a small business loan and to access SBA financing sources in particular. Discover the SBA's government contracting, minority and other certification programs which can enable your small business to obtain federal government contract work. T, 2/11, 12 - 1 p.m. https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75032 RM 116, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: FREE

SBA: Small Business Loans: Fundamentals and Options Find out what it takes to produce a bankable loan proposal. Learn about the Five Cs of credit, and how a lender views these elements of a business credit application. Discover the importance of business plans and financials and how they fit into a lender's credit decision-making process. Find out what financial assistance is available through the U.S. Small Business Administration and its lending partners. W, 1/29, 12 - 1 p.m. https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75033 RM 1039, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE W, 2/5, 12 - 1 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75034 RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: FREE

Asheville SCORE Asheville SCORE is part of a national non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses. SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who provide assistance to those wanting to start a business as well as those with an existing business. As part of our ongoing effort to make information easily assessable, A-B Tech’s Small Business Center sponsors a variety of SCORE seminars each term. PLEASE NOTE: Students must register online at www.ashevillescore.org. For more information, please call 828-271-4786.

SCORE: Accounting Responsibilities

The success of your business depends upon your ability to understand and apply accounting principles. By the end of this seminar you will have sufficient working knowledge of basic accounting skills that you can apply to your business right away. S, 2/8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

SCORE: Advanced Internet Marketing

The more companies there are online the harder it is to maintain a number one spot on the search engines and the more difficult it is to achieve the online attention you need! Discover how to increase your website's online performance. W, 4/9, 6 - 9 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

SCORE: Basic Internet Marketing

In this introductory seminar, you learn more about how the Internet can help you start, maintain and grow your business. W, 4/2, 6 - 9 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

SCORE: How to Develop Your Business' Website

This seminar is aimed specifically at new start ups that think or know they need to have a presence on the Internet either for marketing or branding purposes. S, 4/12, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

SCORE: How to do Market Research

Who is your target market? Do you have the ability to fill the need that exists within the market? Does the market have a need for your products or services? Proper research can help to answer all of these questions and, without it, businesses lose both time and money. This class will provide attendees with tips and information on how to conduct market research. S, 3/1, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

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Entrepreneurship SCORE: Introduction to Electronic Accounting

Learn how to utilize an electronic accounting system to manage a variety of your business operational needs. This class is a good overview for those who are looking to implement electronic systems into their business model. S, 2/15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

SCORE: Legal & Risk Management

828-398-7950 SCORE: Simple Steps to Starting a Business

This FREE course is good for anyone who is curious about their ability to be an entrepreneur. It also serves as the introductory course for SCORE's Simple Steps to Starting a Business (SSSB) four-week business planning workshop. Attendees will be able to assess whether or not they are truly cut out to endure the rigors of entrepreneurship. They will learn the truth about business ownership and look at various ways of starting a business. This seminar also aims to help attendees understand the myriad of roles that entrepreneurs have to play. They will also learn the nuts and bolts of launching a new business and discover why a business plan is needed.

This course will provide you with the information that you need to help you form and manage a new business venture. Legal issues regarding business structures and partnership agreements will be discussed, as well as some of the legalities regarding contracts, accounting, marketing and insurance.

W, 1/8, 6 - 9 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

S, 2/1, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

Do you have what it takes? Are you willing to make the ultimate commitment? How will you finance your business? What entity type is right for your business? If you are thinking about starting a business or have just started a business, this seminar is for you!

SCORE: Location Location Location

Finding the right location for your business is one of the most important things to consider when confirming that it will be successful. One must make sure that it is accessible to those who patronize it. Learn which guidelines are important when considering where to locate your business. S, 3/15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

SCORE: Positioning & Marketing

This class will help attendees understand the importance of positioning their businesses in the marketplace in order to create more visibility and expand their client base. Creative ways of marketing the business will be discussed. S, 3/8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

SCORE: Selling in the 21st Century

This seminar will enlighten you on how to close the sale in addition to learning the process of getting the handshake, getting the signature on a purchase order or just closing. S, 3/29, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

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M, 1/13, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 116, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: FREE

SCORE: Starting a Business - Part 2

This seminar provides an overview of the various structural elements and questions that every business must face such as, Why do I need a business plan? Why do I need a CPA? What type of insurance do I need? Do I need a marketing plan? M, 1/20-1/27, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 116, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: FREE

SCORE: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

This seminar will address broad issues such as entity selection, risk management and corporate compliance. When do independent contractors become employees? Also learn tips on hiring and firing. From start-up companies to expanding businesses, the discussion will identify the questions you need to ask and how to apply the answers to your specific industry. S, 3/22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE


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abtech.edu/sbc 828-398-7950 Using Online Video to Promote Your Business

This seminar is for anyone interested in video for online marketing but not sure where to start or how the process works. Learn the importance of using video as an effective and engaging tool for promoting your business. Discover how video can help you solidify and reinforce your brand identity while providing you audience with essential information. Topics include the value of content rich marketing; identifying your brand story and conveying it through video; basic production tips and how to share your message with your target audience. Andrea Desky and Danielle McClennan of Link'd Video will be leading the discussion. T, 2/18, 6 - 9 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75051 RM 2046, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: FREE

Key offerings at The BASE’s Small Business Center now include one-on-one business counseling, small business and student incubation programs, workforce development, continuing education offices, training programs, and Blue Ridge Food Ventures, an Advantage West program, which operates the nation’s first shared-use natural products kitchen. The Haynes Conference & Training Center houses two large conference spaces with adjoining catering kitchens and a number of smaller breakout spaces. This space is available for rent and is appropriate for events ranging from business and professional conferences to job fairs.

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Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel Accounting Fundamentals Accounting Fundamentals II Quickbooks 2011, Introduction Quickbooks 2012, Introduction Quickbooks 2013, Introduction Quickbooks 2012, Intermediate Quickbooks 2012, Performing Payroll In

Basic Computer Literacy

Computer Skills for the Workplace Introduction to the Internet Keyboarding for the Workplace Linux extra space introduction Windows 7, Introduction Windows 8, Introduction

Business/Workplace Skills

Achieving Top Search Engine Positions Business Analysis, Introduction Business Plan, Creating A Successful Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Achieving Success with Difficult People Explore a Career as a Paralegal Individual Excellence Job Search, Twelve Successful Steps for Occupational Use Keys to Effective Communication for Occupational Use Leadership Market Your Business on the Internet

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Computer Applications

Microsoft Access 2010, Introduction Microsoft Excel 2007, Introduction Microsoft Excel 2010, Introduction Microsoft Excel 2010, Intermediate Microsoft Outlook 2007, Introduction Microsoft Outlook 2010, Introduction Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Introduction Microsoft Project 2007, Introduction Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac, Introduction Microsoft Word 2010, Introduction Microsoft Word 2010, Intermediate

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Creating Classroom Centers Creating K-12 Learning Materials Creating the Inclusive Classroom Differentiated Instruction & Resp. to Intervention Connection Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom Empowering Students with Disabilities Enhancing Language Development in Childhood Guided Reading & Writing in the Classroom Integrating Technology in the K-5 Classroom Microsoft Excel 2007 in the Classroom Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 in the Classroom Microsoft Word 2007 in the Classroom Reading Strategies, Differentiated Classroom Reading Strategies, Response to Intervention

Ready Set Read! Solving Classroom Discipline Problems Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II Survival Kit for New Teachers Teaching ESL/EFL, Introduction Teaching Math: Grades 4-6 Teaching Science: Grades 4-6 Teaching Students with Autism Teaching Writing: Grades 1-6 The Creative Classroom Using the Internet in the Classroom Working With Learning Disabled Students

Database Management and Programming C# Programming, Introduction

C# Programming, Intermediate C++ for the Absolute Beginner Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5 CSS & XHTML, Introduction CSS & XHTML, Intermediate Database Development, Introduction Oracle, Introduction Oracle, Intermediate PHP & MySQL, Intermediate PHP & MySQL, Introduction Mac, iPhone, and iPad Programming Ruby Programming, Introduction SQL, Introduction Visual Basic 2008, Introduction

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Get Grants! Grant Proposal Writing A to Z Grant Proposal Writing, Advanced Grant Proposals, Writing Effective Grant Writing Consulting Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials NonProfit Marketing your Nonprofit Management Introduction to Non-Profit Management/Creating Own Nonprofit

Healthcare: Workplace Skills

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Networking, Introduction Networking, Intermediate Networking, Wireless PC Security, Introduction PC Security, Advanced

Online Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Do you want to make yourself more employable or advance in a medical office? This program includes five online, asynchronous classes that will introduce you to the soft skills and the technical skills you need to be an effective employee. For more information email josiealane@abtech.edu. Cost: $375 plus books

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Veterinary

Become a Veterinary Assistant I Veterinary Assistant II: Canine Reproduction Veterinary Assistant III: Practical Skills

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Explore a Career in Medical Coding Explore a Career in Medical Transcription Handling Medical Emergencies for Occup. Use Human Anatomy and Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology II Medical Terminology, A Word Association Approach

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Online A-B Tech Nonprofit Management Certificate Give yourself an advantage by securing the skills that will give you confidence in the world of nonprofit organizations. From putting your vision into action to securing funding, this program will give you the tools to navigate legal, interpersonal, financial, and organizational issues. For more information email josiealane@abtech.edu. Cost: $375 • Starting a Nonprofit • Introduction to Nonprofit Management • Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials • Marketing Your Nonprofit • A-Z Grant Writing


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Solar: Photovoltaic Entry Level NABCEP Course

This 40-hour course will provide a comprehensive overview of the photovoltaic technology. The course follows the NABCEP PV entry level learning objectives. Students will learn how to construct a safe and code compliant system. Traditional classroom with hands-on lab activities and some field work included. At the end of the course the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam will be administered. Exam fee is included in the course fee. Grayson Newell, Instructor. See Financial Assistance information, page 3. F, 3/14, 5-9pm and 3/28, 5-9pm S, 3/15, 8am-5pm and 3/29, 8am-5pm Su, 3/16, 8am-3pm and 3/30, 8am-3pm RM 1040, Small Business Ctr., Enka Fees: Course: $805

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This is a class for those who are just beginning their journey into the world of computers. You will develop the computer skills needed to take more advanced computer classes. Learn how to turn the computer on/ off properly, computer terminology, proper keyboarding posture and mouse skills and learn to navigate throughout the Windows system. In addition, learn how to save and find files and pictures, send emails and open, save and send email attachments. Bring all questions. No textbook required. Mia Lampe, Instructor T,TH, 1/28-2/13, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., CAS-7469-555CO RM 123, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Computer Career Skills - Office 2013

You will learn about the newest Microsoft Office 2013 applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. A great introduction to all of these applications to expand or begin your computer knowledge. Students need basic computer skills. Textbook, to be announced, if applicable. Mia Lampe, Instructor T,TH, 2/25-3/20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., OSC-7434-103CO RM 123, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Excel 2013, Introduction (One-Day)

Learn to organize and analyze data using the newest version of Microsoft Excel 2013. This one-day class is designed for experienced computer users, and concepts are presented in an accelerated format. Mia Lampe, Instructor F, 1/24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7978-100CO RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

Excel 2013, Intermediate (One-Day)

Learn how to manipulate worksheets, use filters, set-up Macros and much more in this intermediate class using the newest version of Microsoft Excel, 2013. This oneday class is designed for experienced computer users and concepts are presented in an accelerated format. Mia Lampe, Instructor F, 2/14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7979-200CO RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

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Are you ready to dazzle your co-workers with powerful and dynamic PowerPoint presentations? In this class you will learn to create presentations, add impact with clip art, charts and formatted text, and add interest with transitions and timing. This one-day class is designed for experienced computer users and concepts are presented in an accelerated format. Mia Lampe, Instructor. F, 2/7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7980-101CO RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

Social Media Applications

Do you want to market you and your business through social media? - then this class is for you. Come and learn how to establish and utilize Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, You Tube, blogging, email campaigns, and various other social marketing tools. Please bring a USB flash drive. T,TH, 2/25-3/6, 1 - 4 p.m., CAS-7507-589CO RM 123, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Word 2013, Introduction

Learn Word using the latest version of Microsoft Office. In this hands-on class you will learn to create and edit documents, manage and print files, enhance text and format paragraphs and pages. This one-day class is designed for experienced computer users and concepts are presented in an accelerated format. Mia Lampe, Instructor F, 3/7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7981-201CO RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

Entrepreneurship How to Start a Nonprofit Entity

Starting a non-profit organization can be rewarding and fulfilling. Review the basics on how to start such an organization, how to manage it and what resources are available. W, 3/12, 6 - 8 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75023 RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: FREE


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SBA: Doing Business with the Federal Government

Discover what opportunities may exist for your small business in the $400 billion/year federal contracting industry. Find out if your firm may be eligible for the various certification programs through the U.S. Small Business Administration, enabling you to gain access into the contracting arena. Discover how to obtain bonding for government contract work through the SBA surety bond guaranty program. TH, 2/6, 12 - 1 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75031 RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: FREE

SBA: Small Business Loans: Fundamentals and Options Find out what it takes to produce a bankable loan proposal. Learn about the Five Cs of credit, and how a lender views these elements of a business credit application. Discover the importance of business plans and financials and how they fit into a lender's credit decision-making process. Find out what financial assistance is available through the U.S. Small Business Administration and its lending partners. W, 2/5, 12 - 1 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75034 RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: FREE

Financial Wellness Protect Your Retirement Plan Assets

If you are nearing retirement, are already retired, have inherited a retirement account, or are just concerned about protecting your retirement assets, this class is a must. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of leaving your retirement plan money in your 401(k) plan and how to avoid the most common beneficiary mistakes people make that result in thousands of dollars in needless taxes. Given all of today’s uncertainty, this is a class you cannot afford to miss! David McMahan, Instructor. F, 1/24-2/14, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., CSP-4195-76FW RM 131, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh My!

Stop worrying and gain the confidence you need to create a personalized investment plan. This class will demystify how the financial markets work; help you consider your investment goals and strategies as well as the risks and returns that are acceptable to your personal finances. The instructor David McMahan will guide you through these topics and more. F, 2/21-3/14, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., CSP-4186-78FW RM 131, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

Languages Spanish, Beginning I

This course introduces basic information for those whose family life, travel plans or personal interest requires an introduction to the Spanish language. The course does not aim for native fluency, but rather basic proficiency by introducing you to simple vocabulary centered on selected themes. The focus in the course is simple conversation with an emphasis on primary vocabulary as well as tips for traveling in countries where Spanish is the primary language. Textbook: Spanish Now. T, 1/28-3/18, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., CSP-4121-143LN RM 102, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

Students satisfactorily completing three of the following Communications courses will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the A-B Tech Customer Service Academy Workforce Training Communication: the Art of Motivation

Motivation is a critical component in providing outstanding customer service to both internal and external customers. How do you keep employees engaged and enthusiastic for the long haul? Beyond financial incentives or other tangible rewards, how do you create and nurture a core culture where employees feel valued and empowered? The Art of Motivation takes a fresh look at performance management and the key principles needed to build positive relationships that inspire employees to perform at their best. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor. M, 1/27-2/3, 6 - 9 p.m., COM-7585-675WT RM 121, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Communication: Conflict Management

Even the best customer service providers know that occasional conflicts are a part of doing business. Learning how to successfully resolve those concerns is one of the most important business skills you can have. In this class you will explore the causes and impacts conflict can have on customer service, how to deal with difficult people and how to bring out the best in others. Building better relationships and strategies for resolving tough issues are vital to keeping your organization healthy and growing. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor. M, 2/17-2/24, 6 - 9 p.m., COM-7588-676WT RM 121, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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Whether you're seeking a promotion or to increase your company's bottom line, customer service is vital to your success. Exceptional customer service is a skill set that takes developing, honing, and refining. In this class we'll give you the tips, tools and techniques that will better enable you to understand your customer's needs and deal effectively with angry customers and difficult situations. Build better relationships with new and existing customers, increase your positive word-of-mouth customer base and benefit both personally and professionally by learning to create memorable relationships with all of your customers. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor.

Communication: The Foundation to Exceptional Customer Service

Strong communication skills are the key to providing exceptional customer service. To understand our customer’s expectations means having the ability to address what they want, why they want it and when they want it. It requires both verbal and non-verbal skill sets as well as the ability to gauge the customer’s own communication style and mirror your response accordingly. Active listening, choosing the right words and learning how to empathize are all essential to customer satisfaction and retention. The class will also provide some tips on written communication and e-mail. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor.

F, 2/21-2/28, 12 - 4 p.m., MLS-7586-678WT RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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Communication: Values and Ethics

Human Resource: A Diverse Workforce

Customer service is your ethical response to the agreement between you and your customer. Your organization's values and ethics are the foundation of creating and maintaining a sustainable business, and set the tone for every interaction in the workplace. This class provides the opportunity to evaluate ethical behavior and introduces a three-step process to help participants recognize what behavior may do harm, whether they are personally responsible for taking action and determining the best solution. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor. M, 3/10-3/17, 6 - 9 p.m., COM-7589-677WT RM 121, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Learn to meet the demands of an increasingly diverse workplace. Topics covered Affirmative Action, valuing diversity, and managing diversity. Characteristics of diverse populations, including ethnic minorities, gender issues, older workers, workers with disabilities, and foreign workers will be studied. Learn to build cooperation and trust among a diverse work group. Jain Hayes, Instructor. T,W, 1/14-1/22, 6 - 9 p.m., MLS-4000-001WT RM 123, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Human Resource: Generation Gaps

Does the mere thought of making a presentation, leading a meeting, or even standing in front of a group cause your heart to race and leave you weak in the knees? Is your fear of public speaking holding you back personally and professionally? This class will help reduce your anxieties and enhance your career opportunities by providing valuable strategies to ensure that you become a more confident and accomplished public speaker. Barbara Gargiulo, Instructor.

The workplace can present challenges to management in terms of handling the different generations present. As older workers delay retiring and younger workers are entering the workforce, the work environment has become a patchwork of varying perspectives and experiences, all valuable to say the least. While having various cultures in one workplace outweigh it. Both the young and older worker has many ideas to offer, which can help the organization thrive in the marketplace. Learning how to deal with the generation gap at work will help you become a better manager or co-worker. Jain Hayes, Instructor.

T-TH, 3/11-3/13, 12 - 4 p.m., COM-7587-680WT RM 124, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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Human Resource: Hiring Strategies

Even the most experienced managers and human resources personnel can still have difficulty finding and hiring the perfect candidate for an open position. It can be difficult to determine if they will be right for the job or work well with the rest of the team. By learning how to utilize the information we have to find the best candidates and reviewing not only the job requirements, but the candidate's attributes, you can hire the best people for your company. Jain Hayes, Instructor. T,W, 1/28-2/5, 6 - 9 p.m., MLS-4001-001WT RM 123, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Human Resource: Managers Responsible for HR Functions

Writing for the Web

Whether you're writing for your web pages, a weekly blog or additions to your Facebook page, you need to deliver clear, concise, engaging copy on target every time. By developing a content strategy, much as you do a marketing or growth strategy, you'll have a plan that you can rely on as you move forward with your website development. Learn how to develop a content strategy and how to write clear, engaging articles and web copy from a professional content provider. Save time and money by writing your own pieces. Increase your web presence and the number of visitors to your sites after taking this class. Linda Ray, Instructor. F, 2/21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., SEF-7686-778WT RM 123, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $59

As companies modify priorities and operations, human resources functions can move from a dedicated HR role, to that of the manager. Whether the majority of those important functions stays within HR at your organization, or is your responsibility as a manager, it is important that managers understand how much of their role is really about their people, as well as aspects of legislation, policy, and procedures that involve human resourcing issues. Jain Hayes, Instructor. T,W, 2/25-3/5, 6 - 9 p.m., MLS-4003-001WT RM 123, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Notary Public Education

This course covers the qualifications, procedures, and certification for becoming a notary. Pursuant to the NC Notary Act, to apply for commissioning as a notary you must: be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the U.S.; be able to speak, read and write English; have a high school diploma or equivalent; and reside or have a regular place of work or business in NC. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. Students are encouraged to read through the textbook, Notary Public Guidebook for North Carolina, 10th Edition prior to attending the course. Books are not available to purchase on Saturdays at the Enka site. Students must present a current photo ID to be admitted to class. Rebecca Cedrone and Kitty Brendell, Instructors. F, 2/28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., MLS-3874-325W. RM 117, A-B Tech South Site Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

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Adult Basic Education & High School Equivalency ABE/HSE

Adult Basic Education is a program of instruction designed for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, problem-solving or computation skills in order to function more effectively in society, on the job, or in the family. The High School Equivalency program offers instruction designed to prepare adult students to take the GED tests that lead to a high school diploma equivalency. A-B Tech ABE/HSE class Tu/Th, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 121 A-B Tech South For 16 & 17 year old ABE/HSE students: Minors (ages 16 and 17) are required to pick up a Minor Permission Form on either Monday, 9 a.m. - 12p.m., or Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., in 303 Hemlock building. No appointment is necessary. All Classes are free and offered year round. For information about registering for ABE/High School Equivalency Preparation classes, call (828)-398-7433, or email basicskillsrecruiter@abtech.edu.

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Blacksmithing, Basic

This course provides demonstration and hands-on instruction of basic blacksmithing processes used in large and small businesses. Fire maintenance, hammering and shaping techniques, steel chemistry and safety will be emphasized. This class is perfect for those who want a formal introduction to this ancient trade. Tool making will also be discussed. Students should bring safety glasses to the first session and wear hard-toe shoes. F, 1/31-4/16, 6 PM - 10 p.m., WLD-7534-708WT RM 115, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $125, Supply/Lab: $35 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Computer Basics and Technology Awareness

Did you know that the biggest employers in Western North Carolina only accept online applications? Want to feel more confident in your job search? This entrylevel course provides a stress-free introduction to the technology and computer skills that you need in today's job market. You will learn how to do job searches on the internet, how to complete online job applications, and set up an email account. While learning basic work-processing and improving your keyboarding skills, you will also learn how to create cover letters and resumes. Come learn the skill levels needed to be successful in your job search. T,TH, 1/7-2/27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., HRD-7647-717HR M, 4/7-7/28, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., HRD-7647-742HR RM 118, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Waived

Computer Career Skills - Office 2013

You will learn about the newest Microsoft Office 2013 applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. A great introduction to all of these applications to expand or begin your computer knowledge. Students will need basic computer skills. Textbook to be Announced.

Effective Teacher Training

This class is required preparation for substitute teachers for all Buncombe and Madison County Schools, and is also an excellent crash course in learning methodologies and classroom management for current or returning teachers. This course will use the curriculum approved by Asheville City and Buncombe County schools. Textbook: Substitute Teacher Handbook. Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED. Attendance at all class meetings is required. M,W, 3/10-4/16, 6 - 9 p.m., EDU-3002-712WT RM 101, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $125, Tech: $5

Forklift Safety & Operation

Learn safe forklift operation using the latest OSHA regulations. F, 4/4-4/11, 12 - 4 p.m., OSH-3012-071WT RM 116, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $125, Tech: $5

Guitar, Beginning

Get ready to embark on a journey that will bring joy to you and those around you for the rest of your life. The journey of music as interpreted through the guitar is a life changing experience that anyone can take advantage of. With over thirty years of playing experience, David Robinson guides you through the process of tuning the guitar, reading guitar tablature, chord structure, rhythm patterns, and accompaniment to old-time, bluegrass, and country and western songs. W, 2/5-3/26, 6 - 7:30 p.m., CSP-4135-194MD RM 116, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $59

T, 4/8-5/27, 6 - 9 p.m., OSC-7434-105CO RM 118, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

Computer Empowerment for the Workplace

Building on your basic computer skills, you will continue to increase your computer knowledge through the creation of more career related documents and forms. You will become more competent at emailing and improve your skills in navigating the internet and using search engines to search for jobs and occupational information. Come and learn more about targeting your resume for specific jobs and how to keep your resume in the to-be-interviewed stack. T,TH, 3/11-4/3, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., HRD-7613-718HR RM 118, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Waived

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This course provides basic training in the entry-level caregiving skills needed to work as a Nursing Assistant in various healthcare settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, or private homes. Additional information needed for registration is available on our web site at www.abtech.edu/nursing-assistant. Madison NA-I classes should register at the Madison Campus. Textbook: Hartman's Long-Term Care, Workbook and Handbook available at Campus bookstore. Students cannot register online for NA-I courses. There is a mandatory 15 hour orientation prior to each class start dates TBA prior to each class. Day class times change on seven clinical days to 7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Day classes break one-half hour for lunch. Evening classes will meet on at least seven Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Classes will break for one-half hour on those Saturdays. Class dates are subject to change. See Financial Assistance information, page 3.

QuickBooks 2013, Introduction

Learn the essential skills needed to keep the books of your business accurately and easily with QuickBooks. Students will need basic computer skills. Students need to bring a flash drive to save files. Textbook: QuickBooks 2013, Comprehensive with 140-day trial software, approx. $100. T, 1/28-3/18, 6 - 9 p.m., CAS-7551-105CO RM 118, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

SBA: Programs and Services for your Small Business

T-F, 2/25-4/15, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., NUR-3240-309HC RM 113, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

Discover the programs and services offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration for start-up and existing small businesses. Find out which SBA-sponsored and SBA-funded resources are available for counseling and training small business owners in all areas of small business management (including business planning). Find out what it takes to obtain a small business loan and to access SBA financing sources in particular. Discover the SBA's government contracting, minority and other certification programs which can enable your small business to obtain federal government contract work.

T,TH, 1/14-5/15, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., NUR-3240-352HC RM 113, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

T, 2/11, 12 - 1 p.m., https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75032 RM 116, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: FREE

Notary Public Education

SCORE: Starting a Business - Part 1

T-F, 1/7-2/18, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., NUR-3240-308HC RM 113, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $180, Supply/Lab: $25 Ins: $1.40 Tech: $5

This course covers the qualifications, procedures, and certification for becoming a notary. Pursuant to the NC Notary Act, to apply for commissioning as a notary you must: be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the U.S.; be able to speak, read and write English; have a high school diploma or equivalent; and reside or have a regular place of work or business in NC. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. Students are encouraged to read through the textbook, Notary Public Guidebook for North Carolina, 10th Edition prior to attending the course. Students must present a current photo ID to be admitted to class. Kitty Brendell, Instructor.

Do you have what it takes? Are you willing to make the ultimate commitment? How will you finance your business? What entity type is right for your business? If you are thinking about starting a business or have just started a business, this seminar is for you! M, 1/13, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 116, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: FREE

SCORE: Starting a Business - Part 2

F, 1/31, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., MLS-3874-329WT RM 112, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

This seminar provides an overview of the various structural elements and questions that every business must face such as, Why do I need a business plan? Why do I need a CPA? What type of insurance do I need? Do I need a marketing plan?

W, 3/26-3/26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., MLS-3874-330WT RM 112, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: $70, Tech: $5

M, 1/20-1/27, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., http://ashevillescore.org/score-seminars/ RM 116, Ramsey, Madison Fees: Course: FREE

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A Abstract Art - Interpreting Self .................................... 6 A-B Tech Small Business Center and Business Incubation Program .................................................... 51 Access 2010, Introduction ......................................... 22

Botanical ID: Field Botany for Entrepreneurs .... 39, 48 Botany for Gardeners ................................................. 13 Building Inspection Level III ..................................... 39 Business of Beer: Part 1 Beerology ........................... 38

Accounting ................................................................. 58

Business of Beer: Part 2 Beeronomics ....................... 38

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Accounting Principles for Financial Software (OneDay) ............................................................................ 24 Acrylics, Creative Expression ...................................... 6 Adobe Illustrator for Drawing (One-Day) ................ 22 Adobe Illustrator for Layout Design (One-Day) ...... 22

Business/Workplace Skills ......................................... 58

Cabinetry: Foundations of Fine Woodworking I ....... 39 Cake Decorating ......................................................... 11

Adobe Photoshop CS6, Intermediate ......................... 22

Call Center Industry Careers: An Inside Line to Success ..................................................................................... 40

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11, Introduction ............ 22

Capturing Figures in Motion ........................................ 6

Adobe Photoshop CS6, Introduction ......................... 22 Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency ................................................................ 46 Adult Basic Education & High School Equivalency ABE/HSE ................................................................... 66 Adults with Intellectual Disabilities ........................... 47 APICS: Basics of Supply Chain Management ........... 37 APICS: Master Planning of Resources ...................... 37 ART .............................................................................. 6 Art History - A Survey of Art ....................................... 6 Artisan Bread and Rolls ............................................. 11

Asheville Career Center ............................................. 32 Asheville Center for Professional Studies ................. 53 Asheville SCORE ...................................................... 55

Calligraphy - Pointed Pen ............................................ 6 Career Connections .................................................... 32 Career Ready 101 ....................................................... 33 Certification Prep CompTIA ...................................... 59 Classes for Teachers Online ....................................... 44 Collage Art and Mixed Media ...................................... 6 Communication: Conflict Management .............. 40, 63 Communication: Customer Service Skills .......... 40, 64 Communication: Public Speaking - Getting Beyond the Fear ..................................................................... 40, 64 Communication: the Art of Motivation ............... 40, 63 Communication: the Foundation to Exceptional Customer Service ....................................................... 41

ASPIRE ...................................................................... 32

Communication: The Foundation to Exceptional Customer Service ....................................................... 64

AutoCAD II Design/Drafting .................................... 23

Computer Applications .............................................. 59

AutoCAD I Design/Drafting ...................................... 22 Automotive ................................................................ 21 Auto Safety Inspection ............................................... 21

B Backyard Chickens .................................................... 12 Basic Computer Introduction .............................. 23, 62 Basic Computer Literacy ........................................... 58 Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training (BFIT) ...... 27 Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) ................. 27 Beer Ingredients Series: Malt ..................................... 37 Beer Ingredients Series: Yeast .................................... 37 Beer Styles of Belgium .............................................. 37

Communication: Values and Ethics .................... 40, 64 Computer Basics and Technology Awareness ..... 33, 67 Computer Career Skills - Office 2010 ....................... 23 Computer Career Skills - Office 2013 ..........23, 62, 67 Computer Classes Online ........................................... 24 Computer Empowerment for the Workplace ...... 34. 67 Computer Repair ........................................................ 23 Computers ........................................................... 22, 62 Contemporary Line Dancing, Beginning II ............... 19 Courses For Teaching Professionals .......................... 59 Craft Beverage Institute ............................................. 37 Creative Business: Building or Improving Your Portfolio ..................................................................... 41

Beer Styles of Germany ............................................. 37

Creative Business: Consignment Issues Contract Negotiations ............................................................... 41

Beer Styles of the United States ................................. 38

Creative Business: Legal Issues & Rights ................ 41

Beer Styles of Great Britain ....................................... 37 Beginning Digital Photography ................................... 8 BioNetwork ................................................................ 48 Black Belt Lean Six Sigma Certification ................... 39

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Do you have your National Career Readiness Certification? (CRC) .................................................. 32 Drawing, Beginning ..................................................... 7 Drawing for Artists ...................................................... 7 Duke Nonprofit Fundamentals - Communications .... 36 Duke Nonprofit Fundamentals - Human Resources .. 36 Duke Nonprofit Management Program ...................... 36

E Ed2Go/Occupational Training Courses ..................... 58 Ed2Go/Personal Enrichment Courses ........................ 57 Effective Teacher Training .................................. 41, 67 Electrical Contractor License Renewal ...................... 41 Electrical Inspection Level I ...................................... 42 Electronic Health Record Specialist .......................... 28 Elements of Design for Artists ..................................... 7 Emergency Medical Science (EMS) .......................... 27

Health Classes Online ................................................ 28 Health Services .......................................................... 28 Hearty Soups and Stews ............................................. 11

Herbal QC: Analytical Methods .......................... 42, 48 Herbal Spa for Beautiful Skin .................................... 13 Hi-Wire Brew Day ..................................................... 38 Home & Garden ......................................................... 12 Hops n' Beer ............................................................... 39 Hospitality .................................................................. 31 Hospitality Skills Certification ................................... 35 How to Assess the Feasibility of Your Natural Products Business .............................................................. 49, 54 How to Competitively Price Your Natural Products .............................................................................. 49, 54 How to Effectively Market Your Natural Product .............................................................................. 49, 54 How to Start a Nonprofit Entity .......................... 54, 62

Emission Standards, OBD ......................................... 21

How to Successfully Sell Your Natural Products to Retailers .............................................................. 49, 54

English as a Second Language ............................ 47, 66

Human Resource: Generation Gaps ........................... 64

Emission Standards, Recertification .......................... 21 Entrepreneurship ........................................................ 62 Essential Workplace Skills ......................................... 34

Human Resource: A Diverse Workforce .................... 64 Human Resource: Hiring Strategies ........................... 65

Excel 2013, Intermediate (One-Day) ................. 23, 62

Human Resource: Managers Responsible for HR Functions ............................................................................ 65

Excel 2013, Introduction (One-Day) .................. 23, 62

Human Resources Development (HRD) .................... 32

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Financial Wellness ...............................................11, 63

Illustrated Watercolor Journaling ................................. 8

Fitting A Dress Pattern ............................................... 14

Indian Cuisine, Beginning ......................................... 12

Fly Fishing ................................................................. 19

Interior Decorating II ................................................. 13

Forklift Safety and Operation .................................... 42

Italian, Beginning I .................................................... 16

French, Beginning II .................................................. 16

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Fire Inspection Level I ............................................... 42

Indian Cooking, Fresh and Healthy ........................... 12

Floral Fantasies: Designs for Special Occasions ....... 13

Interior Decorating and Design Made Easy ............... 13

Food & Beverage ....................................................... 11

Intermediate Digital Photography ................................ 8

Forklift Safety & Operation ....................................... 67 Fundamentals of Automated Machining .................... 42

Job Club ..................................................................... 35

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JumpSTART Small Business Expo ............................ 52

German, Beginning I .................................................. 16 Getting Great Photos from a Point and Shoot Camera .8 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Cosmetics .............................................................................. 42, 48 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Dietary Supplements ........................................................ 42, 48

JumpSTART Small Business ..................................... 52

L Languages ........................................................... 16, 63 "Light Up Your Life!� - Electrical Basics .................. 15 Logistics Associate Certification ................................ 43

Grant Writing and Non-Profit Management .............. 60 Guitar, Beginning ................................................ 19, 67 Guitar, Intermediate ................................................... 19

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M Macintosh, Introduction ............................................. 23 Making Soaps Naturally ............................................ 13 Management and Grant Classes Online ..................... 31 Maximizing Interview Skills ...................................... 35 Mechanical Inspection Level II ................................. 43 Mechanical Inspection Level III ................................ 43 Medical Office Assistant Certificate ................... 30, 60 Medical Office Pathways ........................................... 35 Medical Terminology Made Easy .............................. 28 Medication Aide ......................................................... 30 Mother's Day Brunch ................................................. 12 Motorcycle Maintenance ........................................... 18 Motorcycle Safety Education Program ...................... 18 Music, Dance & Film ................................................. 19

N National Entrepreneurship Week ............................... 51 Nature's Notebook: Drawing in Pen and Ink ............... 7 Nonprofit .................................................................... 36 Nonprofit Management Certificate ..................... 36, 60 Notary Public Education ...............................43, 65, 68 Nurse Aide I Refresher ............................................... 30 Nurse Aide Level I .............................................. 29, 68 Nurse Aide Level II .................................................... 30 Nursing Assistant I required for Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing Programs .......................... 30 Nursing Assistant I required for Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing Programs ................... 30

O Office Professional Certification ......................... 24, 44 Online A-B Tech Nonprofit Management Certificate .............................................................................. 36, 60

Phytochemistry: What, Why and How ............... 44, 49 Picture Framing and Matting ..................................... 13 Pottery - Beginning Wheel Made Easy ........................ 9 Pottery - Intermediate Studio Lab ................................ 9 Pottery - Landscape Art and Garden Containers ........ 10 Pottery - Pitchers ........................................................ 10 Pottery - Plates, Platters, and Trays ............................. 9 Pottery - The Teapot ................................................... 10 “Potty Talk� - Plumbing 101 ...................................... 15 PowerPoint 2013, Introduction (One-Day) ................ 62 Production: Extracts and Elixirs ......................... 44, 50 Production: Fermented Foods for Entrepreneurs .45, 50 Production: Herbal Tea Blends ........................... 45, 50 Production: Topical Herbal Preparations ............ 45, 50 Protect Your Retirement Plan Assets ...................11, 63 Public Policy and Me ................................................. 11

Q QuickBooks 2013, Introduction .......................... 24, 68 Quilting, Beginning ................................................... 14 Quilting, Intermediate ................................................ 14

R Recreation & Relaxation ............................................ 19 Refashioned Skirts ..................................................... 15 Romantic Valentine Dinners ...................................... 12

S SBA: Business Planning and Entrepreneurial Development Resources from the SBA ..................... 54 SBA: Doing Business with the Federal Government .............................................................................. 54, 63

Online Medical Office Assistant Certificate ....... 30, 60

SBA: Programs and Services for your Small Business .............................................................................. 55, 68

Online Training .......................................................... 58

SCORE: Accounting Responsibilities ....................... 55

Online Study for Adult Basic Education & High School Equivalency ................................................................ 46

SBA: Small Business Loans: Fundamentals and Options ................................................................ 55, 63

Ophthalmic Assisting ................................................. 28

SCORE: Advanced Internet Marketing ..................... 55

P Painting, Beginning Acrylics ....................................... 7 Pathways to Employment .......................................... 35 Pattern Partner Dancing ............................................. 19 Personal Computer/Network Maintenance ................ 60 Photographing People: Capture the Moment ............... 9 Photography Appreciation ........................................... 9

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Phytochemistry: Herbal Preparations ................. 44, 49

SCORE: Basic Internet Marketing ............................. 55 SCORE: How to Develop Your Business' Website .... 55 SCORE: How to do Market Research ....................... 55 SCORE: Introduction to Electronic Accounting ........ 56 SCORE: Legal & Risk Management ......................... 56 SCORE: Location Location Location ........................ 56 SCORE: Positioning & Marketing ............................ 56 SCORE: Selling in the 21st Century .......................... 56 SCORE: Simple Steps to Starting a Business ............ 56


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SCORE: Starting a Business - Part 1 .................. 56, 68

Webpage Design, Dreamweaver ................................ 25

SCORE: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You ......... 56

Webpage Design, WordPress ..................................... 26

SCORE: Starting a Business - Part 2 .................. 56, 68 SEO- Website Search Engine Rankings (One-Day) .. 24

Webpage Design, Introduction using HTML ............. 25

Serger Magic .............................................................. 15

Wednesday Night at the Movies Featuring Frankenstein ..................................................................................... 19

Sewing, Beginning ..................................................... 14

Wicked Weed Brew Day ............................................ 39

Sewing with Fleece: From Swing Coats to Shawls ... 15

Women’s Home Maintenance Series ......................... 15

Sign Language, Beginning II ..................................... 16

Woodworking: Beyond the Basics ............................. 45

SketchUp, Landscape Design .................................... 25

Word 2013, Introduction ............................................ 62

Social Media Applications .................................. 25, 62

Workforce Training ............................................. 37, 63

Southern Cakes .......................................................... 12

Writing for the Web .......................................25, 45, 65

ServSafe for Nutrition ................................................ 31

Welding ...................................................................... 45

Sewing, Beginning II ................................................. 14

Windows 8.1, Features and Differences .................... 26

Sign Language, Beginning I ...................................... 16

Women’s Home Maintenance Series - DIY ............... 15

SketchUp, Introduction Design/Drafting ................... 25

Woodworking: Introduction ....................................... 45

Skills Training Classes for Job Seekers! .................... 33

Word 2013, Introduction (One-Day) .......................... 26

Solar: Photovoltaic Entry Level NABCEP Course .... 61

Writer's Workshop ...................................................... 11

Spanish, Beginning I ........................................... 16, 63

Writing: Memoirs - Your Life, Your Stories .............. 10

Spanish III .................................................................. 17

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Spanish, Beginning II ................................................. 17 Spanish, Intermediate Conversation .......................... 17 Spanish IV .................................................................. 17

Yoga ........................................................................... 19

Spring Brunches ......................................................... 12 Stained Glass, Beginning ........................................... 10 Stained Glass Panels, Lead Came .............................. 10 Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh My! ................11, 63

Student Business Incubator Program ......................... 51 Studio Painting: Personal Style .................................... 7

T The Creative Business Management Certificate ........ 41 The Healing Power of Medicinal Plants .................... 13 The New Look of Basic Skills! .................................. 46 Totes, Bags, and Purses .............................................. 15 Truck Driver Training ................................................ 21

U Upholstery .................................................................. 15 Using Online Video to Promote Your Business ......... 57

V Veterinary ................................................................... 60

W Watercolor, Intermediate Landscape ............................ 8 Watercolor Simplified .................................................. 8 Web and Graphic Design .................................... 19, 60

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