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FALL 2020

ONLINE CL ASSES AVAILABLE NETWORKING

IN A POST PANDEMIC ENVIRONMENT (P. 5)

TUITION DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR SELECT CLASSES


BRCC WORKFORCE & CONTINUING EDUCATION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHANGE YOUR FUTURE IN WEEKS. NOT YEARS. Every year, tens of thousands of jobs sit empty across Virginia while employers look for qualified candidates. Job applicants with workforce credentials are twice as likely to be hired than applicants with no credentials. FastForward is a high-demand program helping Virginians get the jobs they want and the salaries they need. FastForward programs are short-term training courses offered through Virginia’s Community Colleges to help you fast-track your career. The Commonwealth of Virginia is offsetting the tuition of certain high-demand credential programs. Students pay 33%* of the tuition when they register. The State pays 66%. Students must finish the course and attempt the credential. Application for and full details available online at brcc.edu/continuinged; by emailing wce@brcc.edu; or calling (540) 453-2215.

WELCOME

3

BUSINESS

4-8

AVIATION

9

TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

10-12

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

12

TRADES

13

WELDING

14-15

LOGISTICS

16-17

HEALTHCARE

18-19

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

20-22

HOME, GARDEN & FAMILY

23-24

REGISTRATION FORM

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*FastForward pricing will be available while grant funds last. Credential Programs Eligible for FastForward (marked throughout brochure with the FF symbol). In addition to the FastForward discount, needbased Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Contact us for more information at brcc.edu/continuinged/ceaid

VA Ready’s goal is to reward out of work Virginans who commit themselves to training for in-demand jobs so they can get back to work quickly. We’ve partnered with businesses across Virginia and Virginia’s Community Colleges and the FastForward Workforce Credential Program to equip them with the skills needed for in-demand jobs in high-growth sectors. Earn a $1,000 credential achievement award. Details at vaready.org

FALL 2020 | P. 02 Workforce & Continuing Education


WORKFORCE & CONTINUING EDUCATION GREETINGS SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Workforce and Continuing Education of Blue Ridge Community College would like to welcome you to a unique fall semester. While COVID-19 has affected us all in many ways, we have flexed our training formats to be primarily online. For courses that meet in person, we have developed excellent social distancing plans for everyone’s safety, all with the goal of providing you the best experience in certification attainment. Although we are in a different environment, we have never been more excited about the opportunities available to our community looking for short-term training leading to good paying, in-demand careers. In addition to the FastForward discounts for all Virginia residents, and financial aid for low-income individuals, “Virginia Ready” will further support the unemployed looking for a new pathway by providing a $1,000 credential achievement award. These financial assistance programs give you a wonderful chance to earn a nationally recognized industry credential in healthcare, IT, Transportation or manufacturing or develop professionally. Earning an industry certification will equip you to pursue employment in an exciting, good paying career field. Additionally, you will find many other opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment through courses like “Conflict Management”, “How to Give and Receive Feedback”, “Ukulele”, and “Zentangle”, just to name a few. Of course, it is always a good time for taking classes that are full of fun and free of pressure from grades or exams. We truly hope you will take a few minutes to learn more in the pages that follow and avail yourself of the offerings that we have worked hard to create for learning and self-improvement, many from the comfort of your own home. Check us out. I know you will be glad you did. And, when your class is over, send me a note and let me know how we are doing! Sincerely,

Dr. Kevin Ratliff

Dean, Workforce & Continuing Education ratliffk@brcc.edu

FALL 2020 | P. 03 Workforce & Continuing Education


BUSINESS COMMUNICATION & MARKETING CAPTURE ANY AUDIENCE! One of our grandest tools and arts - public speaking! Come learn how to prepare for any audience, how to modify your speech delivery using logos, ethos, and pathos, and how to imbue the five canons of classical rhetoric into your speech preparation. Time will also be provided to remedy fears that many have toward public speaking. Tuition: $85 CEUs: 0.3 Instructor: Regina Cook Thu, 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Sep 10, 2020

GOOGLE COMPREHENSIVE Immerse yourself into the world of Google, its features, and plethora of available tools! Basics to be covered include Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Contacts, Google Chat, Google Calendar and Google Drive, and an overview of the available features in the Google family of products. Advanced material will include Google Analytics and Google Adsense. Tuition: $85 CEUs: 0.3 Instructor: Regina Cook Wed, 1:00-4:00 pm | Sept 9, 2020

HOW TO CREATE ENGAGING EMAIL MARKETING Stay in front of your clients and customers, advertise sales, offer promotional rates, and publicize events - all through the use of robust communicative tools such as Mail Chimp or Constant Contact. Tuition: $85 CEUs: 0.3 Instructor: Regina Cook Fri, 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Sept 11, 2020

GRAPHIC DESIGN & VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR THE NON-DESIGNER You might think creating marketing pieces would require fancy software or design skills, but it’s easier than that if you’ve got the right tools at hand. It can also be affordable, if not completely free, to use these resources. Explore Canva - a graphic design program that enables the non-designer to create eye-catching flyers, postcards, and more for print, digital distributions, and social media channels. Also, learn to produce engaging videos for promoting your organization or business on multiple platforms. Tuition: $85 CEUs: 0.3 Instructor: Regina Cook Thu, 1:00-4:00 pm | Sept 10, 2020

FALL 2020 | P. 04 Workforce & Continuing Education


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SHRM EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION & RESULTS THROUGH NETWORKING Learn how to remove ‘heavy air’ when meeting others, articulate concisely, and present your best self! This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Tuition: $85 CEUs: 0.3 Instructor: Regina Cook Fri, 1:00-4:00 pm | Sep 11, 2020

SHRM BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL WRITING Looking to improve your skill set as a business and technical writer? With this course you will learn skills to write and inform in the most clear and concise fashion. This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® Tuition: $85 CEUs: 0.3 Instructor: Regina Cook Mon, 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Sep 14, 2020

SHRM NETWORKING IN A POSTPANDEMIC ENVIRONMENT Regardless of what tactic you use for business growth, most people will agree that it is relationship driven. Explore Knapp’s Relational Development Model’s 10 steps, along with additional tools, and identify how to foster relationships and thus, business growth. This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs for the SHRMCP® or SHRM-SCP®. Tuition: $85 CEUs: 0.3 Instructor: Regina Cook Thu, 1:00-4:00 pm | Sep 17, 2020

BUSINESS

MAXIMIZING EFFECTIVENESS OF DIGITAL TOOLS

How many digital channels and positions in cyberspace do you have presently? Are they effective? Is it too many? Too few? Join us to uncover the best practices for your business in our ever-increasingly digital world, and to hone in and harness new business in a post-pandemic world Tuition: $85 Instructor: Regina Cook Mon, 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Sep 14, 2020

OPTIMAL COMMUNICATION THROUGH DIGITAL METHODS Social distancing has changed the way we do business. Are you capitalizing on the digital landscape to reach your target audiences? Does your branding align? Is your message consistent across digital channels? Register for this class for these answers and more! Tuition: $85 Instructor: Regina Cook Thu, 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Sep 17, 2020

FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING, CHANNEL POSITIONING, & EVALUATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA SITES Marketing - Advertising - What’s the Difference? This course will unveil the seven factors that build a full marketing plan. You will gain an understanding of all seven factors and be equipped with new knowledge and tools to immediately implement a full marketing strategy for your business or organization. Tuition: $85 CEUs: 0.3 Instructors: Regina Cook Wed, 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Sep 9, 2020


BUSINESS

NEW BUILD YOUR OWN WEBSITE It’s time to digitize your business! Introduce the world to your fabulous products and services through an online store and website. This course uses the GoDaddy platform to construct a website and an online store, plus you’ll learn how to integrate your store and products with Etsy, Amazon, and more. Your potential customers are never out of reach online! Tuition: $60 Instructor: Regina Cook Sat, 1:00-3:30 pm | Sep 12, 2020

LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT SHRM PROACTIVE HR APPROACHES Some organizations emerge from a crisis stronger than they were before. In this session, we will explore strategies to embrace our current situation, look at lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis, and discuss how we can prepare for the future of work as leaders. The way we led in the past may not be the way we can continue to lead in the future. Employee relations will be more important going forward than it has been in the past. Employees have had ample time during quarantine to reflect on what’s important for them and may have different expectations upon return to the workforce. Are leaders prepared to adapt? This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Tuition: $109 CEUs: 0.3 Instructors: Sheri L. Bender Wed, 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Nov 18, 2020

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NEW SHRM ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP

Some organizations emerge from a crisis even stronger than they were before. In this session, we will explore strategies to help embrace our current situation, look at lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis, and discuss how we can prepare for the future of work as leaders. The way we led in the past may not be the way we can continue to lead in the future. Employee relations will be more important going forward than it has been in the past. Employees have had ample time during quarantine to reflect on what’s important for them and may have different expectations upon return to the workforce. Are leaders prepared to adapt? This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Tuition: $109 Instructor: Sheri L. Bender Wed, 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Sep 16, 2020

MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATE Would you like to strengthen and develop your management skills? Then our Management Essentials Certificate is for you. Take the first steps toward creating more opportunities in your career by registering for this certificate today. Take individual classes, $109 each, or enroll in the entire series for $371, a 15% discount. A certificate in Management Essentials will be awarded for completing all four sessions. • • • •

Basic HR for Supervisors & Managers Conflict Management Effective Transitions to Management How to Give and Receive Feedback


AVIATION

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT Unmanaged conflict in the workplace can lead to reduced levels of teamwork and cooperation, diminished employee commitment, and lower levels of quality and productivity. In this course, you’ll discover your own emotional triggers and learn how to manage difficult encounters with diplomacy, tact, and credibility. This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Tuition: $109 Instructor: Sheri L. Bender Tue, 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Oct 6, 2020

EFFECTIVE TRANSITIONS TO MANAGEMENT New supervisors can face many different challenges after being promoted from within the organization. The transition from successful employee to successful manager can be difficult, and can require a completely different skill set. Explore the skills and behaviors needed to make an effective transition from front-line worker to front-line leader. This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Tuition: $109 Instructor: Sheri L. Bender Tue, 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Oct 13, 2020 Thu, 5:30-8:30 pm | Nov 5, 2020

HOW TO GIVE AND RECEIVE FEEDBACK Learning to be comfortable giving and receiving constructive feedback can strengthen your organization and can enhance individual effectiveness. Creating a non-confrontational approach to feedback and developing methods for sharing feedback up-, down-, and across the organization are highlights of this course. This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Tuition: $109 Instructor: Sheri L. Bender Tue, 9:00 am-12:00 pm | Oct 20, 2020 Thu, 5:30-8:30 pm | Nov 12, 2020

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FALL 2020 | P. 07 Workforce & Continuing Education


BUSINESS

BASIC HR FOR SUPERVISORS & MANAGERS Managers and supervisors have the most day-today contact with employees. You’ll face many situations where problems can develop that you were never trained to address, and that, if handled incorrectly can lead to a variety of problems and even lawsuits. Understanding basic principles of HR can be one of the easiest ways to eliminate employee relations problems and legal challenges. In this course, participants will learn about federal and state employment laws, as well as the importance of implementing effective HR practices from employee hiring through separation. Special emphasis will be given to the importance of maintaining a harassmentfree, discrimination-free, workplace. Tuition: $109 Instructors: Sheri L. Bender Tue, 9:00 am -12:00 pm | Sept 29, 2020 Thurs, 5:30-8:30 pm | Oct 22, 2020

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CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES NEW CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT & COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE This is a robust, full day session that will offer valuable tools and insights for our post-pandemic marketplace. We’ll cover current best practices for customer engagement, meeting consumer sentiment, and new needs and expectations, then identify methods for continued business solvency and future growth. Finally, an overview will be given regarding the benefits and opportunities that exist during recessionary and reconstructive economic periods. Tuition: $105 Instructor: Regina Cook Wed, 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Sep 16, 2020

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DIGITAL & NEW MEDIA

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AVIATION

& COMMERCIAL PILOTING

AVIATION COMMERCIAL PILOT CERTIFICATE Ready for take-off into an exciting career? BRCC’s commercial pilot program provides hands-on pilot training to ensure you’re up and flying right away with the right stuff. Our knowledgeable instructors focus on providing practical learning with in-flight training that will prepare you for a successful aviation career. BRCC is partnering with Blue Ridge Aviation to offer the flight training components of this program; students are required to pay additional fees directly to them as the contracted flight school. Classes start the first Monday of each month. For more information, contact Alex Kelley at (540) 246-9407.

COMMERCIAL PILOT GROUND SCHOOL & FLIGHT TRAINING Ready to earn your Commercial Pilots license? Learn the advanced theory of flight covering navigation, meteorology, radio communication, aerophysics and performance. Studies federal aviation regulations. Prepares students for the FAA examination for the commercial pilot rating.

INSTRUMENT PILOT GROUND SCHOOL & FLIGHT TRAINING

PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL & FLIGHT TRAINING Start your flying journey with this course that presents the fundamental principles of flight including theory of flight, aircraft standards and specifications, basic aircraft construction, weight and balance, navigation, meteorology, principles of radio communication and application of aero physics. Prepares students for the FAA examination for private pilot rating.

FF PREPARING FOR THE FAA PART 107 CERTIFICATION AND THE BASICS OF DRONE TECHNOLOGY Are you interested to learn how to fly a Drone with skill while ensuring a safe and legal operation? This course focuses on the content required for an individual to earn the FAA Part 107 certificate, which is required to operate a drone commercially. While also giving the student hands-on flying time with provided DJI drones, students will gain knowledge in operating regulations and procedures, safety, airspace classifications, weather, maintenance and inspection, and loading/performance. Tuition: $675 | FastForward: $225 Instructor: Mark Fitzgerald Wed, 5:00-7:30 pm | Sep 23 - Nov 11, 2020

This course covers principles applicable to instrument aviation requirements, and includes study of aerodynamics pertaining to instrument flight, flight instruments and airways. Prepares students for the FAA examination for instrument-pilot rating.

FALL 2020 | P. 09 Workforce & Continuing Education


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TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS GET STARTED WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE An absolute must if you are new to Microsoft Office! Get a hands-on introduction to fundamental skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. First, dive into Word and master ribbon and navigation techniques, character formatting, text editing, table creation, AutoComplete and AutoCorrect usage, and special text effects. Next, utilize Excel to enter/ edit data, construct simple formulas, and illustrate data using column and pie charts. Finally, develop a new presentation, explore layouts and design themes, and create animations and transitions using PowerPoint. *Basic keyboarding and mouse skills required. Prior keyboarding class highly recommended. Tuition: $205 Instructor: Crystal Armentrout Wed, 6:00-9:00 pm | Sept 16 – Oct 14, 2020

MICROSOFT OFFICE FASTTRACK SERIES Need to start or brush up on your Microsoft Office skills quickly? Our nine-hour FastTrack classes are for you! Keyboarding and mouse skills strongly recommended for all classes.

FASTTRACK WORD: BASIC SKILLS Document formatting is an essential skill for success in the workplace. Investigate both Word’s Ribbon interface and window components, work with text, and enhance the appearance of a document by using various formatting options. You will also create bulleted and numbered lists, set tabs, arrange text in columns, insert headers and footers, proof and print documents, create tables, execute a mail merge, and more. Tuition: $129 Instructor: Shirley Matherly Tue, 1:00-4:00 pm | Sep 29 – Oct 13, 2020

GET STARTED WITH COMPUTERS Overwhelmed by technology? Build your confidence by exploring Windows 10, completing basic computer tasks, creating simple documents, and safely navigating the Internet with a welcoming instructor as your guide. Tuition: $205 Instructor: Crystal Armentrout Wed, 6:00-9:00 pm | Oct 21 – Nov 18, 2020

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FALL 2020 | P. 10 Workforce & Continuing Education


TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

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FASTTRACK EXCEL: BASIC SKILLS Jump into Excel with this nine-hour class designed for students new to the program. After an introduction to spreadsheets, your instructor will guide you through the essential uses, tools, and features. Discover how to format sheets and cells, numbers, and dates; perform basic calculations, rearrange and work with large amounts of data, manage multiple worksheets as well as visualize your data with charts and images, and more. Tuition: $129 Instructor: Shirley Matherly Tue, 1:00-4:00 pm | Sep 1 – Sep 15, 2020

FASTTRACK EXCEL: INTERMEDIATE SKILLS Level-up your skills with this nine-hour class designed for students already knowledgeable of Excel. Your instructor will guide you through an in depth look at advanced formatting features and the utilization of functions such as Advanced Formatting, Themes, Cell Styles, Customizing Page Setup; Date and Time Functions; Conditional Formatting; Advanced Functions for Text and Analysis - IF Criteria, Troubleshooting Formulas; Lookup Function; and the Outline Features. Tuition: $129 Instructor: Shirley Matherly Tue, 1:00-4:00 pm | Oct 27 – Nov 17, 2020

MICROSOFT OFFICE MASTERY SERIES Need to go a little more in depth with Microsoft Office? Our longer Mastery Series classes are for you! Keyboarding and mouse skills strongly recommended for all classes.

MASTERY SERIES: EXCEL LEVEL 3 Master Microsoft Excel by delving into the advanced topics of PivotTables and Pivot Charts, macros, financial functions, what-if analyses, collaboration, and more. You will also focus on formatting worksheets, working with multiple-sheet workbooks, as well as protecting workbooks and worksheet contents. Tuition: $205 Instructor: Chris Turnage Thu, 6:00-9:00 pm | Sep 10 – Oct 15, 2020

IT CERTIFICATION PREP NEW GOOGLE IT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Gain hands-on expertise with Microsoft Excel in this beginning-level course that combines the basics with enough tips and short cuts to keep even the experienced users engaged. You will work with the ribbon interface, create formulas and functions, format cell contents, insert & delete columns and rows, create charts, and more.

Interested in starting a career in IT Support but have little or no experience? The Google IT Support Professional Certificate program is perfect for you! This online program, developed by Google and hosted on the Coursera online learning platform, teaches the skills needed for entry-level IT support positions in 6 months or less with about 10-15 hours per week of dedicated course work. Complete the registration pre-screening form as the first step toward enrollment.

Tuition: $175 Instructor: Chris Turnage Thu, 6:00-9:00 pm | Oct 29 – Nov 19, 2020

Tuition: $159 Instructor: Jim Richerson Registration information available online | Oct 30, 2020

MASTERY SERIES: EXCEL LEVEL 1

FALL 2020 | P. 11 Workforce & Continuing Education


TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

FF COMPTIA NETWORK+ CERTIFICATION REVIEW Earning the CompTIA Network+ Certification shows that you possess the knowledge needed to configure and operate a variety of networking products and are ready to take on the job responsibilities of basic network administration, support, implementation and troubleshooting. Improve your computer networking skills through hands-on experience, lecture, practice exams, and study materials provided by this refresher course. Upon completion, you will feel confident and prepared to take the certification exam. Complete the registration prescreening form as the first step toward enrollment. Prerequisite: Successful completion of A+ Certified Technician is desired. Tuition: $735 | FastForward: $245 Instructors: Jim Richerson Mon, 6:00-9:00 pm | Sep 14 – Nov 9, 2020

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY & IMAGE EDITING GET TO KNOW YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA Confused by all the buttons, dials, and menus on your digital camera? Discover how your camera settings like shutter speed, aperture, and ISO work and influence each other as well as how they affect the final image. Learn about the various shooting modes, techniques for managing your growing number of images, as well as ways to share them online. Tuition: $185 Instructor: Chuck Almarez Mon, 6:00-9:00 pm | Aug 24 – Sep 21, 2020

IMAGE EDITING WITH LIGHTROOM One program that does it ALL! Discover how Adobe Lightroom improves your editing workflow from input, to processing and output, and takes your photos to the next level. Explore importing, organizing, and editing images as well as sharing them as prints, in slideshows, on the web, and even book form—all directly from within Lightroom.

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MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY Macro photography provides a view of our world that has always been there but is seldom seen. Extreme close-up views of flowers, insects, or everyday objects can transform the ordinary into the surreal and turn the ordinary into art. With this three-week workshop and your own camera, begin an exciting adventure of seeing and capturing images using special close-up photography tools and lighting techniques. Tuition: $149 Instructor: Chuck Almarez Mon, 1:00-4:00 pm | Oct 5 – Oct 19, 2020

VIDEO PRODUCTION & EDITING NEW GET STARTED WITH VIDEO EDITING FEATURING ADOBE RUSH Dip your toes into the video editing world with this quick and easy hands-on workshop using Adobe Rush, a powerful yet entry-level video editing software. Become skilled at editing a basic video complete with transitions, voice over, music, titles, and much more! Tuition: $55 Instructor: Ashley Caudill Thu, 6:00-8:00 pm | Sep 17, 2020 Thu, 6:00-8:00 pm | Nov 12, 2020

NEW NUTS & BOLTS OF VIDEOGRAPHY AND POST PRODUCTION Learn how to make a great video from beginning to end! Gain an understanding of basic camera operations, proper filming techniques, and how to tell a story through combining video and audio elements using the professional video editing software, Adobe Premiere Pro. Tuition: $125 Instructor: Ashley Caudill Thu, 6:00-8:00 pm | Oct 1 – Oct 22, 2020

Tuition: $185 Instructor: Chuck Almarez Mon, 1:00-4:00 pm | Nov 2 – Nov 30, 2020

FALL 2020 | P. 12 Workforce & Continuing Education


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WELDING & MACHINING AVIATION

TRADES

& MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURING FF MANUFACTURING SPECIALIST Learn the skills you need to succeed in today’s hightech manufacturing companies and earn in-demand industry recognized certification to prove you have those skills! Area manufacturers are looking to fill jobs that offer competitive wages, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. Topics include: measurement, algebra for manufacturing, math for quality, spatial reasoning, mechanics, fluid power, thermodynamics, electricity, chemistry, and manufacturing processes and control. Developed by the Manufacturing Skills Institute with certification awarded by the Virginia Manufacturers’ Association Tuition: $1500 | FastForward: $500 Instructor: Jim Leech Mon, Wed, 2:00-4:00 pm | Aug 24, 2020 – Feb 3, 2021

“Learning a new skill has proved particularly empowering in a time tainted by so much uncertainty, and this class has been a bright spot in my life over the last three months. So thanks again, BRCC for building up your community and helping neighbors tackle their career goals!” Caroline H

TRADESMAN CONTINUING EDUCATION ONLINE TRADESMAN ELECTRICAL LICENSING RENEWAL Tuition: $55 Available 24/7 Online | Jul 1 – Jun 30, 2021

ONLINE TRADESMAN GASFITTER LICENSING RENEWAL Tuition: $45 Available 24/7 Online | Jul 1 – Jun 30, 2021

ONLINE TRADESMAN HVAC LICENSING RENEWAL Tuition: $55 Available 24/7 Online | Jul 1 – Jun 30, 2021

ONLINE TRADESMAN PLUMBING LICENSING RENEWAL Tuition: $45 Available 24/7 Online | Jul 1 – Jun 30, 2021

FALL 2020 | P. 13 Workforce & Continuing Education


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WELDING & MACHINING AVIATION

WELDING & MACHINING

WELDING

FF PIPE WELDING I: SMAW

FF WELDING FUNDAMENTALS Learn and practice the basic welding processes most commonly used in industrial fabrication: Oxy-Fuel Welding, Brazing and Cutting along with Plasma Cutting, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Metal Arc Welding (including Flux-Core Welding). Covers safety procedures, common shop procedures, welding tools and equipment, and welding drawing interpretation. Tuition: $1998 | FastForward: $666 Instructor: Travis Housh Mon-Tues, 6:00-9:00 pm | Aug 24, 2020 – Jan 13, 2021 Wed, Thu, 6:00-9:00 pm | Nov 2, 2020 – Mar 18, 2021 Instructors: Andrew Folsom, Wiley Perry Wed, Thu, 9:00-12:00 pm | Aug 26, 2020 – Jan 5, 2021 Mon, Tues, 9:00-12:00 pm | Nov 4, 2020 – Mar 16, 2021

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Focuses on welding and fabrication skills used in building welded metal projects. Students will create a working drawing and bill of materials, factor in total costs and weight of their project, cut and tack-weld all components together, and make final welds to complete the job. Welding safety using various welding processes (GTAW, GMAW and SMAW) and safe shop practices will be discussed and demonstrated. Tuition: $1698 | FastForward: $566 Instructor: Wiley Perry, Andrew Folsom Mon, 1:30-4:30 pm | Aug 24, 2020 – Jan 5, 2021 Sat, Sun, 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Aug 29– Oct 18, 2020

FF WELDING FABRICATION I: GMAW Focuses on welding and fabrication skills used in building welded metal projects. Students will create a working drawing and bill of materials, factor in total costs and weight of their project, cut and tack-weld all components together, and make final welds to complete the job. Welding safety using various welding processes (GTAW, GMAW and SMAW) and safe shop practices will be discussed and demonstrated. Tuition: $1125 | FastForward: $375 Instructor: Andrew Folsom Wed, Thu, 1:30-4:30 pm | Aug 26 – Oct 15, 2021 Wed, Thu, 1:30-4:30 pm | Nov 4, 2020 – Jan 13, 2021

FALL 2020 | P. 14 Workforce & Continuing Education


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TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

MACHINING FF FUNDAMENTALS OF FABRICATION This class is designed to introduce a student to machine tools and machining. Students will learn about precision measuring tools and how to use them, including: how to obtain precise measurements, how to read and understand mechanical drawings, what tolerances are and how a machinist makes parts within the specific dimensions. Tuition: $897 | FastForward: $299 Instructor: Wayne Wampler Wed, Thu, 6:00-9:00 pm | Aug 26 – Oct 15, 2020 Wed, Thu, 6:00-9:00 pm | Nov 4, 2020 – Jan 13, 2021

FF MACHINE TOOL I Fundamentals for manual machine tool practices for the lathe, mill, and drill press will be explained and demonstrated during this class. Topics include: machine tool safety, proper drilling speeds, and different types of drill bits and their coatings related to drill press operations. You will work side-by-side with your instructor to complete NIMS machining projects on new ProtoTrak machines Tuition: $897 | FastForward: $299 Instructor: Staff Mon, Tues, 6:00-9:00 pm | Aug 24 – Oct 19, 2020 Mon, Tues, 6:00-9:00 pm | Nov 2 , 2020– Jan 5, 2021

FF MACHINE TOOL II This class continues to explain the technical aspects of manual machine tool practices as they pertain to more advanced drill press operations, including job planning and management tasks, benchwork tasks, basic mathematics, applying the machinery’s handbook, basic measurement, basic machining theory, and layout. Students will complete a NIMS machining project working side-by-side with an instructor. Tuition: $897 | FastForward: $299 Instructor: Brian Meek Wed, Thu, 6:00-9:00 pm | Aug 26 – Oct 15, 2020

FF MACHINE TOOL III: MILLING This class provides an introduction to the manual milling machine. The student will learn about each part and function of the machine, machine tool safety, the different cutting tools and materials, as well as different milling operations and set up. Students will make milling projects from drawings using the machining skills learned during the class. Tuition: $897 | FastForward: $299 Instructor: Brian Meek Wed, Thu, 6:00-9:00 pm | Nov 4, 2020 – Jan 13, 2021

FF TURNING OPERATIONS I: TURNING BETWEEN CENTERS This intermediate level machining course will continue to explain turning operations on the manual lathe with the addition of detailed instruction in turning a part between centers. Many of the different turning operations that will be performed on the NIMS student project will be discussed and demonstrated - such as threading, knurling and parting. Tuition: $1599 | FastForward: $533 Instructor: Staff Wed, Thu, 6:00-9:00 pm | Aug 26, 2020 – Jan 13, 2021

FALL 2020 | P. 15 Workforce & Continuing Education


LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION COMMERCIAL DRIVING CDL LEARNER’S PERMIT TRAINING This course is required to retake the DMV Commercial Driver General Knowledge test. If you have been unsuccessful in passing the General Knowledge portion of the CDL Learner’s Permit testing, this 40hour DMV-approved curriculum will offer valuable knowledge and allow you to retake the learner’s permit test. Tuition: $500 Instructor: James Butler Mon- Fri, 7:30 am-3:30 pm | Aug 31 – Sep 4, 2020 Mon- Fri, 7:30 am-3:30 pm | Oct 5 – Oct 9, 2020 Mon- Fri, 7:30 am-3:30 pm | Nov 9 – Nov 13, 2020

FF COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE CLASS A Get the skills to become a CDL Class A commercial driver through this intensive program of classroom, practice range, and over-the-road training. Our CDL staff are DMV certified examiners; final skills testing now provided on-site.

FF COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE CLASS B Learn to drive a Class B straight in 8-10 days! Get hands-on experience. Our CDL staff are DMV certified examiners; final skills testing now provided on-site. Tuition: $2100 | FastForward: $700 Instructor: William Byrd Mon- Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm | Sep 7 – Sep 18, 2020 Mon- Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm | Oct 19 – Oct 30, 2020

“Blue Ridge Community College has become a valued partner in raising the skill and knowledge levels of our current and future workforce…We are proud to partner with BRCC in developing a workforce equipped to face the challenges ahead in our local and regional economy.” Jeff Stapel Human Resources Manager Shickel Corporation

Tuition: $4500 | FastForward: $1500 Instructor: James Butler Mon- Fri, 7:30 am-3:30 pm | Aug 31 – Oct 2, 2020 Sat, Sun, 7:30 am-3:30 pm | Sep 5 – Nov 22, 2020 Mon- Fri, 7:30 am-3:30 pm | Oct 5 – Nov 6, 2020 Mon- Fri, 7:30 am-3:30 pm | Nov 9 – Dec 18, 2020

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TRADES & INDUSTRY

LOGISTICS FF CERTIFIED LOGISTICS ASSOCIATE Gain foundational knowledge and skills common across all aspects of supply chain logistics. Tuition: $1200 | FastFoward: $400 Instructor: Staff Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm | Aug 17 – Aug 26, 2020 Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm | Oct 12, – Oct 21, 2020

FF CERTIFIED LOGISTICS TECHNICIAN The Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) course addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled frontline material handling workers in supply chain warehouses and distribution centers. Specific instruction includes product receiving, product storage, inventory control, evaluation of transportation modes, dispatching and tracking. This newly designed curriculum also includes a three-day forklift training of stand up and sit down machines and current employability skills training. Tuition: $1800 | FastForward: $600 Instructor: Staff Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm | Aug 27 – Sep 11, 2020 Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm | Oct 22, – Nov 6, 2020

SIT DOWN FORKLIFT OPERATION Get hands on training from certified instructors on sit down electric and propane forklifts. This is an intense one-day training which earns a certificate of completion and a wallet card for verification. Tuition: $195 Instructor: Staff Mon, 8:30-11:30 pm ONLINE 11:30 am-4:30 pm ON SITE | Sep 21, 2020 Mon, 8:30-11:30 pm, ONLINE 11:30 am-4:30 pm ON SITE | Oct 19, 2020 Mon, 8:30-11:30 pm, ONLINE 11:30 am-4:30 pm ON SITE | Nov 16, 2020

STAND UP FORKLIFT OPERATION Get hands-on training from certified instructors on stand up electric reach forklifts and walk behind electric pallet lifts. This is an intense one-day training which earns a certificate of completion and a wallet card for verification. Tuition: $195 Instructor: Staff Tue, 8:30-11:30 pm ONLINE 11:30 am-4:30 pm ON SITE | Sep 22, 2020 Tue, 8:30-11:30 pm, ONLINE 11:30 am-4:30 pm ON SITE | Oct 20, 2020 Tue, 8:30-11:30 pm, ONLINE 11:30 am-4:30 pm ON SITE | Nov 17, 2020

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HEALTHCARE HEALTHCARE FF NEW EKG TECHNICIAN Expand your skills and earning potential with an EKG Technician certification. Learn to properly administer Electrocardiograms (EKG’s), resolve artifacts, and record EKG’s. Students will learn heart anatomy, physiology, conduction and to recognize and interpret heart rhythms. Successful completion of this program will prepare students to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician Certification (CET) exam. (A portion of this class will be conducted online with some inperson instruction.) Tuition: $1260 | FastForward: $420 Instructor: Scott Vanderkooi Wed, Thu, 5:00-9:00 pm | Oct 21 – Dec 17, 2020 Pre-requisite: Healthcare certification/license

FF NEW ONLINE ESL FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS This class will support English Second Language learners in healthcare courses. Students will learn medical terminology, how to improve academic vocabulary, and about healthcare culture in the United States. This class will also go over test taking strategies and offer tips on using technology. Instructor: Claudia Etchebarne Hernandez Mon, Wed 9:30 am-11:30 pm | Sep 14 – Oct 14, 2020 Mon, Wed 5:00-7:00 pm | Oct 19 – Nov 11, 2020

FF CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE COURSE A certified nursing aide is one of the most important roles in the health care team. This course is for those who wish to become nurse aides providing high quality, compassionate care for residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, private homes, and hospital patients. Graduating students are eligible to take the NNAAP exam required by the Virginia Board of Nursing. This course meets the Virginia Board of Nursing’s requirement for Nurse Aide Training in Virginia. (A portion of this class will be conducted online with some in-person instruction.) Tuition: $2100 | FastForward: $700 Instructors: Carol Anderson and Rebecca Jones Tue, Thu, Fri, 9:00- 3:30 pm | Sept 15 – Nov 6, 2020 Tue, Thu, Fri, 9:00- 3:30 pm | Nov 10, 2020 – Jan 22, 2021 Tue, Thu, 5:30- 8:00 pm | Sept 8, 2020 – Jan 26, 2021 Clinical times and dates TBD

FF ONLINE CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODER PREP COURSE Are you a detail-oriented person? Put those skills to good use and learn what is required for physician medical coding. Instruction includes: medical terminology, beginning through advanced CPT Procedure Coding, HCPCS, and ICD-10 diagnosis coding. Tuition: $2400 | FastForward: $800 Instructor: Debby Houston Tues, 6:00-9:00 pm | Oct 6, 2020– Apr 27, 2021

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HEALTHCARE AVIATION

FF ONLINE MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT A medical administrative assistant is usually the first point of contact for patients or clients. Medical administrative assistants help coordinate patient visits and facilitate the smooth running of the office. In this class you’ll learn reception and clerical skills, scheduling, customer service, electronic health record navigation, OSHA and HIPPA regulations, medical terminology, financial management, basic procedure and diagnostic coding, and law/ethics. Tuition: $2166 | FastForward: $766 Instructor: Melissa Lambert Mon, Wed, 6:00-9:00 pm | Sep 14, 2020 – May 3, 2021

FF PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN The art of drawing blood is called phlebotomy and is a very delicate and intricate skill in the medical world. Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, and donations. (A portion of this class will be conducted online with some in-person instruction.) Tuition: $2199 | FastForward: $733 Instructor: Jessica Monroe Mon, Wed, 6:00-10:00 pm | Oct 5 – Dec 2, 2020

FF REGISTERED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Expand your scope of practice and qualify for jobs with employers that set a highest standard. This final advanced, hybrid (part online, part in class) course in the RMA program includes anatomy & physiology, pharmacology, EKG, practice management, and RMA exam review. The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) program is a 720-hour program designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for the RMA exam, and to function effectively as medical assistants. Tuition: $2850 | FastForward: $950 Instructor: Carol Anderson First Class: Wed, 5:30- 9:30 pm Mon, 5:30- 9:30 pm | Sept 9, 2020 – Mar 1, 2021

COMING SPRING 2021

Medication Aide | Starts January 5 Advanced Nurse Aide | Starts March

FF CERTIFIED CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT Have you always wanted to make a meaningful difference in a person’s life? Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing careers, and just may be for you. Learn to perform basic medical office responsibilities such as reception skills, handling insurance, coding, blood draws, medication administration, vital signs, electrocardiogram, professionalism, and more. This course prepares students for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification through National Healthcareers Association (NHA). (A portion of this class will be conducted online with some in-person instruction.) Tuition: $3210 | FastForward: $1070 Instructors: Melissa Lambert,Tammy Forbes, and Lindsay McHone Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30 am | Aug 24 – Oct 16, 2020 Tue, Thu, 5:30- 9:00 pm | Sept 22, 2020 – Feb 25, 2021 Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30 am | Oct 19 – Dec 11, 2020

NURSE RE-ENTRY Been away from nursing? This is a self-study course designed to prepare RN’s to re-enter acute care nursing settings by completing online lessons and 80 hours of clinical experience with a preceptor at a local healthcare facility. You will have nine months to complete course modules and clinicals. Tuition: $275 Instructor: Allison Ortner Online 24/7 starting Oct 12

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PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

MUSIC NEW BEGINNING GUITAR FOR ADULTS Have you owned a guitar for some time and need a push to make progress? Though all beginners are welcome, this course is specifically geared towards those who know a few chords and want to play songs! Bring a functioning, recently-tuned acoustic or electric guitar and a clip on tuner (available at any local music store). Tuition: $189 Instructor: Richard Adams Mon, 4:00-6:00 pm | Sep 28 – Nov 2, 2020

BLUEGRASS BANJO FOR MUSICAL ENTHUSIASTS, LEVEL 1 Bring your 5-string banjo to learn and practice simple techniques, such as right-hand roll patterns and left-hand chord positions, to make playing the banjo easy and fun. Perfect for students with no prior musical experience, or for those beginning/ next level students who want a refresher. Tuition: $189 Instructor: Jeff Hensley Tue, 5:30-7:30 pm | Sep 22 – Oct 27, 2020

NEW DYNAMIC PERCUSSION: DRUM YOUR WAY TO EXHILARATION! Explore your muscial rhythm abilities this fall and learn about a variety of drum sets and percussion instruments - acoustic vs electronic, rhythms, and more! Instructor provides drum kits, including cymbals. Bring your own drum sticks and practice pad. You’ll be playing drums/percussion before you know it. Tuition: $149 Instructor: Joshua Burtner Tue, 6:00-8:00 pm | Sep 22 – Oct 27, 2020

NEW DRUM YOUR WAY TO EXHILARATION: BEYOND THE BASICS (LEVEL 2) Focused on developing your own drumming technique and personal style, learn to implement your favorite genre of music, while covering a wide range of artistic musical options. Explore ways to approach the drum set as an instrument, offering further instruction to begin honing your personal drumming styles. Incorporate your new and advanced techniques into playing, and accomplish “beyond the basics”. Tuition: $149 Instructor: Joshua Burtner Thu, 6:00-8:00 pm | Sep 24 – Oct 29, 2020

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NEW HOME RECORDING: FROM MICROPHONE TO MP3 Ever thought about recording your own music, starting a podcast, or pursuing voice-over work, but are unsure where to start? Join Josh Burtner in this dynamic and comprehensive course on home audio recording. Learn the ins and outs of Digital Audio Workstations, microphones, recording techniques, and more. Take your project from “microphone to mp3” as you record, edit, and produce your athome audio recording projects. Tuition: $160 Instructors: Joshua Burtner Mon, 6:00-8:00 pm | Sep 1 – Oct 26, 2020

BEGINNING MANDOLIN: GET THE RHYTHM Pick and grin your way through this fun beginner’s course, covering a variety of music genres, including bluegrass. Taught by Jeff Hensley, you’ll learn chord positions, basic music theory, simple techniques with right and left hands, and how to play basic tunes and melodies. Tuition: $189 Instructor: Jeff Hensley Tue, 7:30-9:00 pm | Sep 22 – Oct 27, 2020

NEW MANDOLIN: LEVEL 2 Keep on playing your mandolin! Level 2 sessions build on prior knowledge, with a pick and grin that covers a variety of music genres, including bluegrass. Taught by Jeff Hensley, you’ll advance with chord positions, basic music theory, simple techniques with right and left hands, and learn how to play new tunes and songs Tuition: $175 Instructor: Jeff Hensley Tue, 7:30-9:00 pm | Nov 3 – Dec 8, 2020

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BEGINNING UKULELE: PART 1 For the absolute beginner, learn to strum, chord, and pick your ukulele in this group class. In four weeks you’ll be able to play and sing along with your favorite tunes. Need a uke? BRCC will loan you one during sessions and for practice at home; request when registering. Soprano and concert ukes only; class uses standard GCEA tuning. Tuition: $99 Instructor: Richard Adams Thu, 6:00-7:00 pm | Sep 24 – Oct 15, 2020 Thu, 7:15-8:15 pm | Sep 24 – Oct 15, 2020

NEW UKULELE: LEVEL 3 Join your ukulele comrades in this advanced course to learn more fun songs - play anywhere you go! Family events and summer festivals will be made happier with the toe-tapping ukulele tunes you learn in this course. Class uses standard GCEA turning; preferable to have taken at least one basic ukulele course prior to this one. Tuition: $129 Instructor: Richard Adams Thu, 6:30-8:00 pm | Oct 22 – Nov 12, 2020

WRITING WITH FLAIR Get ready to focus on the principles of craft, style, rhythm, form, subject matter, symbolism, imagery, and metaphor. Writing prompts and discovery are fueled by landscapes, art, ideas, readings, memories, and backdrops that generate the psyche - while ‘thinking’ about how we are informed by both our interior and exterior worlds. Peers will evaluate and interpret the writings of fellow workshop members through various aspects of craft and form, content, creating vignettes, stories, and poems from beginning drafts through revisions. Bring a writing pad, your favorite pen, and your imagination! Tuition: $149 Instructor: Cynthia Atkins Tue, 3:00-5:00 pm | Oct 13 – Nov 17, 2020

BRCC INSPIRES

YOU CREATE!

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ART & WRITING NEW DRAWING: AN INTRODUCTION Introducing beginners to the basics of drawing, this course begins with essential incremental steps that allow students to understand the basics of drawing from observation with regular practice. Starting in pencil and then charcoal, each student will leave with finished pieces at the end of the course. Tuition: $165 Instructor: Janly Jaggard Wed, 6:00-8:00 pm | Sep 30 – Nov 4, 2020

NEW SKETCHING WITH INK & WATERCOLOR Develop your ability to combine watercolor and ink for sketching. You will explore various types of pens and brushes. Working with traditional black and brown inks and a classic defined palette of watercolors, you will focus on techniques for combining line, texture and color, while developing design strategies that balance visual richness with simplicity. Lots of demos, handouts, and feedback. Tuition: $185 Instructor: John A. Hancock Mon, 2:00-4:00 pm | Sep 21 – Oct 26, 2020

WRITING: TELL YOUR STORY, FIND YOUR VOICE Poet Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Do you have a story you’d like to share, but it never seems to convey what you envisioned once your pen touches the paper? Whether you want to pass written memories on to future generations, write a poetry collection, or begin that first chapter of a novel - yet can’t seem to find your own unique writing style this class is for you! Join a published confessional poet to explore examples of memoir, cover multiple genres and topics, set the stage, convey emotion (without naming it), describe your senses, and create metaphors. Find your writing voice with your unique style and approach. Only YOU can tell the story you have in mind! Tuition: $159 Instructor: Cynthia Atkins Tue, 6:00-8:00 pm | Oct 13 – Nov 17, 2020

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CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR ALL Whether you’re writing for personal expression or to reach an audience, you want your writing to effectively use the techniques and strategies at your disposal. This course uses imagery, metaphor, voice, character, and structure to enhance your writing and communicate more powerfully. You will review successful writers working today on both the local and national level, and discuss outlets for publication and ways to obtain further feedback on your work. Bring your favorite writing utensil and a notebook. Tuition: $155 Instructor: Susan Facknitz Mon, 6:00-9:00 pm | Sep 28 – Nov 2

ZENTANGLE: MEDITATIVE ART FORM Tap into your creativity with Zentangle - an easy to learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing small, structured patterns. Zentangle can be helpful to relax, focus, and gain inspiration, and can be done almost anywhere without special abilities or costly supplies. Finished Zentangle art is an unplanned abstract - unusual in that you have no idea what the result will be when you begin. Meditative, intentional doodling, the Zentangle method will help you discover a unique artistic talent and can enhance focus and become a self-help healing practice. Join the many who have already discovered this beautiful, inspiring, beneficial art called Zentangle. Tuition: $129 Instructor: Sandra Blade, CZT Tue, 6:00-8:00 pm | Sep 29 – Nov 3, 2020

SKETCHING WITH INK Acquire techniques for both quick and slow sketching with ink, and develop your ink-based sketching with various pens and brushes. Working with traditional black and brown inks and exploring the use of both permanent and water-soluble inks. Concentrating on sketching techniques for line, texture, and washes, you will develop design strategies that balance visual richness with simplicity. Lots of demos, handouts, and feedback. Tuition: $185 Instructor: John A. Hancock Mon, 6:00-8:00 pm | Sep 21 – Oct 26, 2020

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HOME

GARDEN & FAMILY

HOME, GARDEN & FAMILY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE This course is structured to help you build basic expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language and to understand the cultural values, beliefs, and behavioral norms of the Deaf community. Hone your interaction and conversational skills, with a focus on grammar, vocabulary, and fingerspelling. Tuition: $109 Instructor: Amy Ashworth Tue, 6:45-8:45 pm | Sep 8 – Oct 27, 2020

DUCKS IN A ROW: GETTING YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER The best gift you can leave your loved ones is an organized estate at your journey’s end. In this class, you will learn to address important matters that can save you and your family lots of time, money, and extra work. Discussions include options for preparing a will, organizing family memorabilia, burial/cremation preferences, distribution of belongings, financial planning, and much more. Tuition: $89 Instructor: MaryAnn Stripling Wed, 6:30-8:30 pm | Nov 4 – Nov 18, 2020

EDIBLE LANDSCAPE Discover how to use fruit and vegetable plants as design features, integrated into a traditional landscape design, all from the comfort of your own home! This exciting online offering will guide you in how to make these plants function as both an aesthetic feature, as well as the enjoyment of producing your own fresh fruit and vegetables. We will focus on organic growing methods. If you are interested in creating a beautiful and culinary delightful landscape, this class is for you! Tuition: $89 Instructor: JoAnn Dunham Tue, 6:30-8:30 pm | Oct 8 – Nov 5, 2020

PLANTING FOR BEES AND OTHER POLLINATORS We need habitats for bees and other pollinators more than ever. In this exciting online class, discover which plants have the most to offer pollinators, how to integrate them into your landscape, and how to create a habitat that supports the needs of these important insects. Tuition: $89 Instructor: JoAnn Dunham Tue, 6:30-8:30 pm | Oct 6 – Nov 3, 2020

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WWII HISTORY: TRAGIC TALE OF THE USS INDIANAPOLIS, PART I

WWII HISTORY: TRAGIC TALE OF THE USS INDIANAPOLIS, PART II

The greatest disaster at sea in the history of the US Navy - the story of the USS Indianapolis CA-35 is one of triumph and tragedy, suffering and sorrow, perseverance and justice, and healing and discovery. Too big of a story to tell in one session, join us for Part I where we discuss the prewar history of this ship and crew from construction and launch, to sinking and rescue. Your instructor is the only Japanese-born son of a USS Indianapolis Survivor. Hear directly from descendants of those involved (and possibly some actual survivors!) in the mission to deliver the atomic bomb, the tremendous chaos of the sinking, the rescue and recovery, and then have time to discuss and ask questions about this historical event

Join us for Part II of this series where we discuss the court martial of an innocent man, the gatherings of survivors for over 70 years, the inspirational impact a 12-year-old boy made in righting history, and the amazing and highly-improbable discovery of the ship in 2017. Your instructor is the only Japanese-born son of a USS Indianapolis Survivor. Hear directly from descendants of those involved in the story of this ship (possibly some actual survivors), and have time to discuss and ask questions about this historical event.

Tuition: $89 Instructor: Jim Belcher Thu, 6:30-8:30 pm | Oct 8 – Nov 5, 2020

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Tuition: $89 Instructor: Jim Belcher Thu, 6:30- 8:30 pm | Nov 12 – Dec 17, 2020

HOME SCHOOL NATION FOSTERING SELF-DIRECTED ABILITIES IN YOUR LEARNER Already a homeschooling parent? New as a homeschooling parent? This course is especially designed to ‘train the trainer’, equipping parents with tools to develop self-directed, troubleshooting, and time management skills in their children - all required abilities for success in higher education and, makes for optimal learning even prior to a collegiate career. Tuition: $50 Instructor: Regina Cook Sat, 9:00 am-10:30 am | Sept 12, 2020

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Disability Services: Contact the Coordinator of Disability Services (opens new window) in Student Services (540/4532298). You will need to provide relevant documentation of the disability for the College to determine appropriate accommodation.

Cancelled Courses: Occasionally, we must cancel courses that do not meet enrollment minimums. We typically make that call approximately one week before the class start date, and will notify you by phone or email to see if you are interested in another course or would prefer a refund.

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BRCC’S ANNUAL STUDENT ARTWORKS EXHIBITION

Blue Ridge Community College’s first virtual art show!

While we were unable to have a spring 2020 inperson gallery showing, this online exhibition displays the talents of BRCC students in studio classes summer, fall and spring. View, listen, and envision the renderings of 2D talents; imagine what you could do through BRCC’s art department. Workforce and Continuing Education offers personal enrichment courses in art too! Check out fall lineup starting on page 22. https://www.brcc.edu/academics/programs/art/

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