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FALL 2021

GET A SKILL GET A JOB GET AHEAD POTTERY AND THE ARTS CLASSES ARE BACK!

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OSHA SAFETY CLASSES (P. 19)


BRCC WORKFORCE & CONTINUING EDUCATION

TABLE OF CONTENTS NEED HELP STARTING YOUR JOURNEY TO AN IN-DEMAND CAREER? WE HAVE A SOLUTION!

GET SKILLED. GET A JOB. GET AHEAD G3 is a training and education program for students with a family income of less than $100,000 to help prepare them for highdemand careers in Virginia. This is a “last dollar” program which covers any remaining tuition and fees after other grants are used. RE-EMPLOYING VIRGINIANS (REV) Grants for Virginia Workers Impacted by COVID-19.

FastForward is a short-term, low-cost workforce credential grant program to train Virginians for top, in-demand jobs across the Commonwealth. FastForward covers 2/3 of the cost of tuition for a wide range of credential programs offered through Virginia’s Community Colleges.

BUSINESS

4- 8

AVIATION

9

TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

10- 11

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

11- 12

WELDING

13

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

14- 15

HEALTHCARE

16- 17

TRADES

18- 19

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

20- 23

HOME, GARDEN & FAMILY

24- 27

WONDERING HOW TO USE A QR CODE?

VA Ready’s goal is to reward Virginians who seize the moment and commit themselves to training for in-demand jobs. If you have a question chat with our registration staff online at https://brcc.augusoft.net/ Email: wce@brcc.edu Phone: (540) 453-2215

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WORKFORCE & CONTINUING EDUCATION

WELDING: OPEN HOUSE Live welding and machining demonstrations at BRCC Welding & Machining Facility, along with the VRTEX welding simulators set up for everybody to try their hand at stick and mig welding. There will BRCC instructors from both programs to meet and talk with visitors.

HEALTHCARE: REQUIRED ORIENTATION Sign up at www.tinyurl.com/brcchealthcare. Wed, 2:00 pm | Aug 04, 2021 Wed, 11:00 am | Aug 18, 2021 Thu, 11:00 am | Sep 02, 2021 Thu, 11:00 am | Sep 16, 2021

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CUSTOMIZED CORPORATE TRAINING Helping organizations develop the talent within. ;  Maximize your training dollars ;  Address specific workplace needs ;  Provide professional development ;  Save travel time Ask us about customizing courses in this magazine or creating training to meet your specific business need. Contact us today!

CONTACT:

Mary Sullivan Director of Business Outreach (540) 453- 2320 sullivanm@brcc.edu

FALL 2021 | P. 03 Workforce & Continuing Education


BUSINESS HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE If you are involved with supervising or hiring employees, this certificate is for you! This three-part series will focus on equipping you with the best tools to have a positive impact on the bottom line of your organization, while teaching you how to best comply with myriad employment laws. Learn to attract, train, and manage the “right” people, in the right way. A certificate in Human Resource Management will be awarded for completing all three sessions This program is valid for 6.75 PDCs for the SHRM- CP® or SHRM- SCP® (2.25 PDC per class). Series Tuition: $245 for the entire series, a 15% discount. Individual Class Tuition: $96 | Instructor: Tim Nicely

EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT & INTERVIEWING This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs for the SHRMCP® or SHRM- SCP®.

PERFORMANCE & COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs for the SHRMCP® or SHRM- SCP®. Thu, 6:00- 8:30 pm | Oct 21, 2021

COMMUNICATION & MARKETING BUSINESS COMMUNICATION CERTIFICATE The importance of business communication is one of those things that is often overlooked. Most people assume that if you can type a sentence or have a voice, you can communicate. And this is true, however, that doesn’t mean your communication is actually effective. For business, effective communication on several levels is required. Otherwise, not only does the business suffer internally, but the bottom line will take a hit as well. Classes can be taken individually, or a certificate will be awarded for completing all four sessions.

Thu, 6:00- 8:30 pm | Oct 14, 2021

Series Tuition: $289 for the entire series, a 15% discount. Individual Class Tuition: $85

HUMAN RESOURCE LAW

BUSINESS WRITING

This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs for the SHRMCP® or SHRM- SCP®.

Tue, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Aug 31, 2021 Thu, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Sep 09, 2021

Thu, 6:00- 8:30 pm | Oct 07, 2021

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BUSINESS

EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION SKILLS FOR INNOVATIVE NETWORKING Wed, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Sep 08, 2021 Tue, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Sep 21, 2021

PUBLIC SPEAKING Wed, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Sep 01, 2021 Tue, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Sep 14, 2021

TECHNICAL WRITING Tue, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Sep 07, 2021 Thu, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Sep 16, 2021

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT 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. Series Tuition: $388 for the entire series, a 15% discount. Individual Class Tuition: $114 | Instructor: Sheri Bender

BASIC HR FOR SUPERVISORS & MANAGERS Wed, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Sep 08, 2021

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT Wed, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Sep 15, 2021

EFFECTIVE TRANSITIONS TO MANAGEMENT Wed, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Sep 22, 2021

HOW TO GIVE AND RECEIVE FEEDBACK Wed, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Sep 29, 2021

NEW MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

The Management Development Certificate is designed to help management-level employees strengthen effectiveness in their current roles and prepare for future leadership opportunities. A certificate will be awarded for completing all four sessions. Series Tuition: $388 for the entire series, a 15% discount. Individual Class Tuition: $114 | Instructor: Sheri Bender

NEW BUILDING A HOUSE OF CARDS: DELEGATION Just like building a house of cards, if we accept too many responsibilities without proper planning and delegation we are bound to fail or topple. Delegation is a skill that improves with practice and can strengthen teamwork. Thu, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Oct 07, 2021

FALL 2021 | P. 05 Workforce & Continuing Education


BUSINESS

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NEW DEALING WITH TOUGH LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES

NEW YOU CAN’T HEAR IF YOU’RE NOT LISTENING: ACTIVE LISTENING

One of the most important factors in any relationshipin the workplace or in our personal lives- is trust. Trust is the foundation for building strong teams, creating a positive work culture, and producing results. How do you build trust with people who are just getting to know you? To build trust, you must understand the basic components of trust.

Listening tends to be a passive exercise most of us do without thinking. Given all the listening that we do, you would think we’d be good at it! However, research shows that we only remember between 25 to 50 percent of what we hear. By becoming a better listener, you can improve your productivity, as well as your ability to influence, persuade and negotiate; not to mention, improve the opportunity to transform relationships and job performance.

Thu, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Oct 21, 2021

NEW TIME MANAGEMENT FOR THE TIME CHALLENGED Each day only has so many hours. The better you can plan your time, the more successful you may be. In this course, we will explore personal and professional awareness, organization, and commitment to how we spend time. We’ll cover tools, methods, and techniques that can assist in goal setting, prioritization, scheduling, and delegation to overcome time management challenges and enhance productivity. Thu, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Sep 30, 2021

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Thu, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Oct 28, 2021

NEW NONPROFIT 101 CERTIFICATE The nonprofit world is a fascinating place, and the pandemic has shaped and reshaped the way many strive to serve their mission. Whether you’ve been in the nonprofit world as an employee or volunteer for decades, or you’re at the beginning of your nonprofit journey, this series is designed to help deepen your thinking about the nonprofit landscape. This certificate is designed to be taken as an entire program for a well-rounded understanding of the nonprofit enterprise, or as individual classes to address specific focus areas. Series Tuition: $304 for the entire series, a 20% discount. Individual Class Tuition: $95 | Instructor: Dave Urso

Online at brcc.augusoft.net or call (540) 453- 2215.

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WELDING & MACHINING

NEW NONPROFIT 101: ORGANIZATIONAL GOVERNANCE The first session reviews organizational governance. Conversation centers on the foundational documents and behaviors associated with a successful nonprofit. Key topics include bylaws, policies and procedures, risk management, strategic planning, and managing paid staff. Tue, 12:30- 2:30 pm | Sep 21, 2021

NEW NONPROFIT 101: VISION SETTING The second session focuses on vision setting. It starts with a review of mission, vision, and organizational values, and the conversation extends to sustainability thinking in the current nonprofit climate. The session concludes with a review of assessment and outcome measurement. Tue, 12:30- 2:30 pm | Sep 21, 2021

NEW BUILDING TRUST AT WORK

NEW NONPROFIT 101: BRAND MANAGEMENT

One of the most important factors in any relationshipin the workplace or in our personal lives- is trust. Trust is the foundation for building strong teams, creating a positive work culture, and producing results. How do you build trust with people who are just getting to know you? To build trust, you must understand the basic components of trust.

The third session is centered on brand management. The major emphasis will be on crafting and delivering a compelling story. Basic skills such as marketing, networking, and public speaking will be explored. In addition, the psychology of philanthropy is explored to share the “why” for when people get engaged with the organization in different capacities. Finally, the workshop reviews planning and delivering high impact events and celebrations. Tue, 12:30- 2:30 pm | Sep 28, 2021

NEW NONPROFIT 101: DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING The fourth session emphasizes development and fundraising. Topics include building better grants, engaging multiple funding sources, and crafting annual scorecards. Recruiting, onboarding, and maximizing partnership with a nonprofit Board of Directors is also covered. The series concludes with a discussion of conflict management and big-picture leadership thinking. Tue, 12:30- 2:30 pm | Oct 05, 2021

Tuition: $99 | Instructor: Sheri Bender Tue, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Oct 26, 2021

NEW IF YOU WOULDN’T HIRE YOU, WHY SHOULD THEY? The past year has been tough, no doubt. Some have been laid off, furloughed, placed into different jobs than they had before. This activity has generated self-reflection over career pathing. Aside from the basic and obvious tasks that need to occur, one of the most important pieces of advice for all job seekers is: stop self-sabotaging yourself! If you show up to an interview and provide all the reasons why you’re not the right fit for the job, why would they hire you? It’s time to shift your focus and look for all of the things you DO have to offer in your next career. Tuition: $99 | Instructor: Sheri Bender Wed, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Oct 13, 2021

FALL 2021 | P. 07 Workforce & Continuing Education


BUSINESS

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NEW THE DOUBLE PIVOT: POST-PANDEMIC PERSEVERANCE

NEW UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: IT STARTS WITH U

The global pandemic required many organizations to pivot in many places and spaces to adapt to a “new normal.” As society emerges from this crisis, organizations will be challenged to continue to stay keenly focused on serving their mission as they ramp back up to speed. Balancing what former practices need to be re-implemented and what new adjustments need long-term adoption is a pressing leadership challenge. This session focuses on what the pandemic taught us about our teams and provides critical insights on what continued success will look like moving forward.

We all have biases, whether we choose to recognize them or not. Unconscious bias happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgments and assessments of people or situations influenced by our background, cultural environment, and personal experiences. To build strong work teams, it is necessary to understand how these unconscious biases can influence behavior and impact us all. Join us to explore the importance of uncovering our own unconscious bias and how it can impact our decision and interactions.

Tuition: $95 | Instructor: Dave Urso Tue, 12:30- 2:30 pm | Oct 19, 2021

NEW STRATEGIC PLAN HOME RUNS Writing a strategic plan is a daunting process. The time it takes to gather input, set goals, and secure buy-in is extensive, but it matters. This session explores best practices in building a strategic plan that works and helps create transformational change in a vibrant and relevant organization. Further, it emphasizes that a strategic plan is a living document that drives the entire implementation process even after it’s adopted. Tuition: $95 | Instructor: Dave Urso Tue, 12:30- 2:30 pm | Oct 12, 2021

Tuition: $99 | Instructor: Sheri Bender Wed, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Oct 20, 2021

NEW WOMEN LEADERS OF A NEW ERA We all know that we, as leaders, are moving at an ever-increasing velocity as we are commissioned to complete initiatives in an arena of continuous improvement and ever-changing technologies. And we are masters of balance, knowing that handling change and innovation, and post-pandemic environments require flexibility, flawless abilities to lead others, and the mental focus for the future. Change is inevitable, but paramount! We are the changemakers, join us for this amazing course! Tuition: $79 Fri, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Sep 03, 2021 Thu, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Sep 30, 2021

FALL 2021 | P. 8 Workforce & Continuing Education


AVIATION

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& COMMERCIAL PILOTING

AVIATION FF INTRODUCTION TO DRONE TECHNOLOGY: PREPARING FOR THE FAA PART 107 CERTIFICATION Want to start a career flying a drone? The FAA requires Part 107 Certification for any commercial/ for profit use of a drone. This course will introduce drone technology and help students prepare to take the FAA Part 107 Exam. The Part 107 content includes Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operating regulations and procedures, safety, airspace classifications, weather, maintenance and inspection, and loading/performance. Tuition: $426 | FastForward: $142 Instructor: Mark Fitzgerald Thu, 5:00- 7:30 pm | Sep 02- Oct 07, 2021

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 partners 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.

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FALL 2021 | P. 09 Workforce & Continuing Education


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TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

MICROSOFT OFFICE

IT CERTIFICATION PREP

GET STARTED WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE

GOOGLE IT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE ONLINE

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, formatting, text editing, tables, AutoComplete and AutoCorrect usage, and special text effects. Next, utilize Excel to enter/edit data, construct simple formulas, and illustrate data using charts. Finally, develop a presentation, explore layouts and themes, and use transitions in PowerPoint.

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, teaches the skills needed for entry-level IT support positions. Complete the registration pre-screening form as the first step toward enrollment.

Tuition: $205 | Instructor: Chris Turnage Thu, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Oct 21- Nov 18, 2021

MASTERY SERIES: EXCEL LEVEL 1 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. *Keyboarding and mouse skills strongly recommended. Tuition: $185 | Instructor: Chris Turnage Wed, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Sep 09- Oct 07, 2021

Tuition: $159 Instructor: Jim Richerson Registration information available online

FF COMPTIA A+ CERTIFICATION REVIEW LIVE ONLINE Need guidance or a refresher to assist you in preparing to take the CompTIA A+ Certification Exams? Build your knowledge of the core exam objectives through material overviews, both exam and performance practice questions, and study materials in this review class. Complete the registration pre-screening form as the first step toward enrollment. Tuition: $840 | FastForward: $280 Instructor: Jim Richerson Mon, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Aug 02- Sep 27, 2021

FALL 2021 | P. 10 Workforce & Continuing Education


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TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

FF COMPTIA NETWORK+ CERTIFICATION REVIEW LIVE ONLINE

FOR THE 50+ CROWD: INTERNET & SOCIAL MEDIA

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. This review class focuses on the major exam objectives of the certification through material overviews, both exam and performance practice questions, and study materials. Complete the registration pre-screening form as the first step toward enrollment.

Feeling adrift in the ever-changing and sometimes chaotic waters of the Internet and social media? Chart a course that allows you to stay in touch with family, connect with old friends, and even discover new interests by safely navigating the World Wide Web, Facebook, Instagram, and more while your instructor serves as your first mate. Basic keyboarding/mouse skills helpful.

Tuition: $840 | FastForward: $280 Instructor: James Richerson Mon, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Oct 11- Dec 06, 2021

FF APPRENTICESHIP COMPTIA SECURITY+ TRAINING LIVE ONLINE Are you interested in computer technology, cybersecurity, or secure networking? This new apprenticeship training class will prepare students for exciting and good paying jobs in the field of information and network security. Students will develop important skills with cutting-edge lab simulation technology provided by The Virginia Cyber Range, along with in-depth job training and apprenticeship preparation. Tuition: $3300 | FastForward: $1100 Instructor: Dan OBrien Tue, 6:00- 9:30 pm | Sep 28- Dec 21, 2021

Tuition: $129 | Instructor: Shirley Matherly Wed, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Oct 20- Nov 03, 2021

NEW KEYBOARDING FUNDAMENTALS ONLINE Become faster and more confident at the keyboard by mastering touch-typing. This keyboard short course will teach beginners how to type without looking at the keys as well as teach experienced typists to type faster and more accurately. Tuition: $129 | Instructor: Lesley Bayne Class Dates Coming Soon

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.

COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS

Tuition: $205 | Instructor: Crystal Armentrout Wed, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Sep 15- Oct 13, 2021

FOR THE 50+ CROWD: ABSOLUTELY BEGINNING COMPUTERS

NEW GET STARTED WITH YOUR MACBOOK

Ever feel like you are in over your head when it comes to computers? Dip your toe into shallow end of the computer “pool” as you learn basic computer terminology, how to use a mouse, navigate the Windows 10 environment, create and save a file, as well as how to find it again while your instructor serves as your lifeguard. Tuition: $129 | Instructor: Shirley Matherly Wed, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Sep 15- Sep 29, 2021

Brand new to the world of MacBooks? Build your confidence by exploring the Mac operating system, completing basic computer tasks, creating simple documents, and safely navigating the Internet with a welcoming instructor as your guide. *You will need to bring your own personal MacBook with an operating system of Sierra 10.12 or later version. Tuition: $185 | Instructor: Crystal Armentrout Wed, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Oct 27- Nov 17, 2021

FALL 2021 | P. 11 Workforce & Continuing Education


TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

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 as well as how they affect the final image. Learn about the various shooting modes, techniques for managing your images, and ways to share them online. Tuition: $185 | Instructor: Chuck Almarez Mon, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Sep 13- Oct 04, 2021

NEW GET STARTED WITH IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY Get ready to take your iPhone photography to the next level with plenty of tips and tricks, apps to use, and fundamental techniques. Be sure to bring your iPhone plus wired earbuds (needed to trigger the shutter).

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VIDEO PRODUCTION & EDITING GET STARTED WITH VIDEO EDITING LIVE ONLINE Dip your toes into the video editing world with these quick and easy hands-on workshops using 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: $59 | Instructor: Ashley Caudill

IMOVIE Thu, 6:00- 8:00 pm | Sep 09, 2021

FINAL CUT PRO Thu, 6:00- 8:00 pm | Sep 23, 2021

Tuition: $149 | Instructor: Chuck Almarez Mon, 1:00- 4:00 pm | Sep 13- Sep 27, 2021

ADOBE RUSH

BEGINNING PHOTOSHOP & IMAGE EDITING

Thu, 6:00- 8:00 pm | Oct 07, 2021

As your instructor guides you through Adobe Photoshop, you will correct basic image problems in exposure, color, and contrast; enhance images by adding/removing elements to/from an image, combine different images, and even create images without a camera. Tuition: $185 | Instructor: Chuck Almarez Mon, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Oct 25- Nov 15, 2021

IMAGE EDITING WITH LIGHTROOM 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, all directly from within Lightroom.

NUTS & BOLTS OF VIDEOGRAPHY AND POST PRODUCTION LIVE ONLINE 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: $129 | Instructor: Ashley Caudill Thu, 6:00- 8:00 pm | Oct 28- Nov 18, 2021

REGISTRATION IS EASY!

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Tuition: $185 | Instructor: Chuck Almarez Mon, 1:00- 4:00 pm | Oct 25- Nov 15, 2021

FALL 2021 | P. 12 Workforce & Continuing Education


WELDING

TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTERS

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& MACHINING WELDING

FF PIPE WELDING II: GTAW

FF PIPE WELDING I: SMAW

Covers manual and orbital GTAW welding of carbon steel pipe and sanitary stainless tubing. AWS credential may be earned.

Learn pipe welding techniques including shielded metal arc welding, basic pipe-fitting and welding in horizontal and vertical positions. Coaching will illustrate techniques needed to pass the AWS credential test. Tuition: $1998 | FastForward: $666 Instructor: Wiley Perry Mon, Tue, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Oct 25, 2021- Mar 07, 2022

Tuition: $1998 | FastForward: $666 Instructor: Wiley Perry/ Andrew Folsom Sat, Sun, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm | Aug 28- Oct 17, 2021 Mon, Tue, 1:30- 4:30 pm | Oct 25, 2021- Mar 07, 2022

MACHINING

FF WELDING FUNDAMENTALS

FF MILLING

Learn and practice basic welding used in industrial fabrication. Covers safety, shop procedures, and welding drawing interpretation.

Introduces the manual milling machine parts and functions, safety, tools, materials, operations and set up. Students utilize skills learned and drawings to make projects. NIMS credential may be earned.

Tuition: $1998 | FastForward: $666 Instructor: Andrew Folsom/Travis Housh Wed, Thu, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Aug 25- Dec 23, 2021 Mon, Tue, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Oct 25, 2021- Mar 07, 2022 Wed, Thu, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Oct 27, 2021- Mar 03, 2022

FF WELDING FABRICATION I: GMAW Focuses on welding and fabrication skills. Create a drawing and bill of materials, factor costs and weight, cut and tack-weld components, and make final welds. Safety will be covered. AWS credential may be earned. Tuition: $1125 | FastForward: $375 Instructor: Andrew Folsom Wed, Thu, 1:30 pm- 4:30 pm | Aug 25- Oct 14, 2021 Wed, Thu, 1:30 pm- 4:30 pm | Oct 27- Dec 23, 2021

Tuition: $897 | FastForward: $299 | Instructor: Brian Meek Wed, Thur. 6:00- 9:00 pm | Aug 25- Oct 14, 2021

FF INTRODUCTION TO PRECISION MACHINING Covers precision machining operations as well as Machine Shop safe practices. NIMS credential may be earned. Tuition: $897 | FastForward: $299 Instructor: Wayne Wampler Wed, Thur. 6:00- 9:00 pm | Aug 25- Oct 14, 2021

FF MACHINE TOOL I Learn manual machine tool practices for lathe, mill, and drill press including: safety, drilling speeds, types of bits and coatings. Complete NIMS projects on ProtoTrak machines. NIMS credential may be earned. Tuition: $897 | FastForward: $299 | Instructor: Staff Mon, Tue. 6:00- 9:00 pm | Aug 23- Oct 18, 2021

FALL 2021 | P. 13 Workforce & Continuing Education


LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION

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TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

LOGISTICS

SIT DOWN FORKLIFT OPERATION

FF CERTIFIED LOGISTICS ASSOCIATE

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.

The Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) course focuses on the material handling portion of global supply chain logistics. It describes the foundational knowledge that frontline material handling workers should master to perform well. Once this knowledge is gained, students can look forward to a rewarding career. These careers provide good wages and benefits and can clear a pathway to higher levels of skills and responsibilities. Tuition: $1200 | FastForward: $400 | Instructor: S Staff Mon- Fri, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Oct 18- Oct 27, 2021

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. The Certified Logistics Associate course is a prerequisite to the Certified Logistics Technician course.

Tuition: $195 Mon, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Sep 13, 2021 Mon, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Oct 11, 2021 Mon, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Nov 15, 2021

STAND UP 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 Tue, 8:30- 11:30 am & 11:30 am- 4:30 pm | Sep 14, 2021 Tue, 8:30- 11:30 am & 11:30 am- 4:30 pm | Oct 12, 2021 Tue, 8:30- 11:30 am & 11:30 am- 4:30 pm | Nov 16, 2021

REGISTRATION IS EASY!

Online at brcc.augusoft.net or call (540) 453- 2215.

Tuition: $1800 | FastForward: $600 | Instructor: S Staff Mon- Fri, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Oct 28- Nov 12, 2021

FALL 2021 | P. 14 Workforce & Continuing Education


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LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION

COMMERCIAL DRIVING

FF COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE CLASS B

CDL LEARNER’S PERMIT TRAINING

Learn to drive a Class B straight in 8-10 days! Get hands-on experience. Our CDL faculty/staff are DMV certified examiners; final skills testing now provided on-site.

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 40-hour DMV-approved curriculum will offer valuable knowledge and allow you to retake the learner’s permit test. Tuition: $500 Mon- Fri, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Aug 30- Sep 03, 2021 Mon- Fri, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Oct 04- Oct 08, 2021 Mon- Fri, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Nov 08- Nov 12, 2021

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 faculty/staff are DMV certified examiners; final skills testing now provided on-site.

Tuition: $2,100 | FastForward: $700 Mon- Fri, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Sep 13- Sep 24, 2021 Mon- Fri, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Oct 04- Oct 15, 2021 Mon- Fri, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Nov 08- Nov 19, 2021

CONTACT:

James Butler Programs Coordinator and Manager (540) 453-2218 | butlerj@brcc.edu For information about Transportation or Logistics programs, or for company customized CDL training.

Tuition: $4500 | FastForward: $1500 Mon- Fri, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Aug 30- Oct 01, 2021 Sat- Sun, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Sep 04- Nov 21, 2021 Mon- Fri, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Oct 04- Nov 05, 2021 Mon- Fri, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm | Nov 08- Dec 17, 2021

FALL 2021 | P. 15 Workforce & Continuing Education


HEALTHCARE

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HEALTHCARE HEALTHCARE

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A Nurse Aide is one of the most important roles in the health care team. Nurse Aide training is a great way to start a career ladder in other healthcare professions, such as nursing. Nurse Aides learn to provide care for hospital patients, residents in their home, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Graduates 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.

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. Tuition: $1260 | FastForward: $420 Instructor: Melissa Lambert Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm | Jan 10- Feb 04, 2022

FF MEDICATION AIDE HYBRID Are you a Nurse Aide or Direct Care Worker? Gain a skill and increase earning potential with Medication Aide training. Learn to prepare for safe administration of medications to residents in assisted living facilities. Graduates are eligible to take the exam required by the Virginia Board of Nursing. This course meets the Virginia Board of Nursing’s requirement for Medication Aide Training in Virginia. Tuition: $1101 | FastForward: $367 Instructor: Rhonda Morris/Staff Mon- Thu, 3:00- 7:00 pm | Sep 13- Oct 07, 2021 Mon- Thu, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm | Nov 15- Dec 16, 2021

Tuition: $2100 | FastForward: $700 Instructor: Carol Anderson/Natalia Usachev Tue, Thu, 6:00- 9:30 pm | Sep 07- Jan 25, 2021 Tue, Thu, Fri, 9:00 am- 3:30 pm | Sep 21- Nov 12, 2021

FF CERTIFIED MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (CMAA) HYBRID A Certified Medical Administrative Assistant is usually the first point of contact in a medical office. Certified Medical Administrative Assistants help coordinate patient visits and facilitate the smooth running of the office. During training you’ll acquire skills in reception, scheduling, customer service, electronic health record navigation, safety and privacy regulations, medical terminology, financial management, basic medical coding, and law/ethics. Tuition: $2166 | FastForward: $722 Instructor: Melissa Lambert Mon, Wed, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Sep 13- Feb 28, 2021

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FF CERTIFIED CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT HYBRID 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 you for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification through National Healthcareers Association (NHA). Tuition: $3210 | FastForward: $1070 Instructor: Melissa Lambert/April Beverly Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm | Aug 23- Oct 15, 2021 Tue, Thu, 5:45- 9:45 pm | Sep 14- Dec 23, 2021 Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm | Oct 18 - Dec 17, 2021

FF REGISTERED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (RMA) HYBRID 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 Mon, Wed, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Sep 08- Dec 20, 2021

FF CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODER PREP COURSE HYBRID 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. This course prepares you for the American Association for Professional coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. Tuition: $2490 | FastForward: $830 Instructor: Deborah Houston Tue, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Oct 05, 2021- May 10, 2022

FF PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN HYBRID 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. This course prepares you for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) exam. Tuition: $2334 | FastForward: $778 Instructor: Jessica Monroe Mon, Wed, 6:00- 10:00 pm | Oct 04- Dec 06, 2021

NURSE RE-ENTRY HYBRID 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 12:00 am- 12:00 am | Oct 11, 2021- Jul 29, 2022

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& MANUFACTURING TRADESMAN LICENSING & CONTINUING EDUCATION BASIC CONTRACTOR BUSINESS LICENSE Applying for Class A, B, or C licensure with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation? Fulfill the eight-hour education requirement with this class. Learn statutes and regulations governing contractors in Virginia. Text is included. Tuition: $209 | Online: $223 Instructor: Terry Sager, Daniel Trent Wed, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Sep 08- Sep 22, 2021 Wed, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Nov 03- Nov 17, 2021 Sat, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm | Sep 18, 2021 | Live Online Sat, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm | Nov 13, 2021 | Live Online

TRADESMAN LICENSING RENEWAL ONLINE In Virginia, electricians, plumbers, and mechanical tradesman are required to attend continuing education hours for their trade. We can help you meet that requirement. Our online courses are approved by the Virginia Department of Prefessional & Occupational Regulation and Board of Contractors. Online class options are available 24/7.

GASFITTER LICENSING RENEWAL Tuition: $65 | Online: $45 | Instructor: William Groce Thu, 5:45- 6:45 pm | Sep 09, 2021 Thu, 5:45- 6:45 pm | Nov 11, 2021

PLUMBING LICENSING RENEWAL Tuition: $125 | Online: $55 | Instructor: William Groce Thu, 6:45- 9:45 pm | Sep 09, 2021 Thu, 6:45- 9:45 pm | Nov 11, 2021

HVAC LICENSING RENEWAL Tuition: $125 | Online: $55 Instructor: Samuel Northington Sat, 8:00- 11:00 am | Sep 18, 2021 Sat, 8:00- 11:00 am | Nov 06, 2021

ELECTRICAL LICENSING RENEWAL Tuition: $125 | Online: $55 | Instructor: Thomas Ward Sat, 9:00- 12:00 pm | Sep 18, 2021 Sat, 9:00- 12:00 pm | Nov 13, 2021

MANUFACTURING FF MANUFACTURING SPECIALIST Learn the skills you need to succeed in today’s high-tech manufacturing companies and earn an 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, 4:00- 6:00 pm | Aug 16- Jan 05, 2021

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SAFETY NEW OSHA 2264: PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE ENTRY This course covers safety and hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry. Topics include recognition of confined space hazards, identification of permit and non-permit required confined spaces, use of instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards, ventilation techniques, development and implementation of a confined space program, proper signage, and training requirements. This course features workshops on permit entry classification, instrumentation, and program development. Upon completion students will have the ability to identify permit and non-permit required confined spaces, reference OSHA PermitRequired Confined Spaces Standard, conduct atmospheric testing, and implement a permitrequired confined space program. Tuition: $795 Mon-Wed, 8:00 am- 4:00 pm | Nov 08- Nov 10, 2021

NEW OSHA 510: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in the construction industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA Construction Standards, construction safety and health principles, and special emphasis on those areas in construction which are most hazardous. Upon course completion students will have the ability to define construction terms found in the OSHA Construction Standards, identify hazards which occur in the construction industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA Construction Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of the OSHA Construction Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program. Tuition: $845 Mon-Thu, 8:00 am- 4:00 pm | Oct 04- Oct 07, 2021

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NEW OSHA 511: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY This course covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures in general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general industry principles and special emphasis on those areas in general industry which are most hazardous. Upon course completion students will have the ability to define general industry terms found in the OSHA General Industry Standards, identify hazards which occur in general industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA General Industry Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of OSHA General Industry Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program. Tuition: $845 Mon-Thu, 8:00 am- 4:00 pm | Oct 18- Oct 21, 2021

NEW OSHA 7500: INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT This course covers the effective implementation of a company’s safety and health management system. The course addresses the four core elements of an effective safety and health management system and those central issues that are critical to each element’s proper management. This course is an interactive training session focusing on class discussion and workshops. Upon course completion students will have the ability to evaluate, develop, and implement an effective safety and health management system for their company. Tuition: $225 Mon, 8:00 am- 2:30 pm | Sep 13, 2021

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ART NEW ALCOHOL INKS: COASTERS AND TRIVETS Always wanted to try your hand at painting? Alcohol inks are a fun and easy way to create beautiful coasters, trivets, vases, and even paintings! Students will discover how to use alcohol inks, resulting in a set of coasters and a trivet. These tiles make great holiday gifts too! A supply list will be provided; students are welcome to bring plain glass objects to class as well. Tuition: $69 | Instructor: Jennifer Tremblay Mon, 4:30- 6:30 pm | Sep 13- Sep 27, 2021

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. A supply list emailed to you upon registration. ($25 supply minimum) Tuition: $149 | Instructor: John Hancock Mon, 2:00- 4:00 pm | Sep 20- Oct 25, 2021

DRAWING: AN INTRODUCTION The place to start! Introducing beginners to the basics of drawing, this course begins with essential incremental steps that provide students 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 6 weeks. Basic painting and mediums will also be introduced, to enlighten students of next options. Tuition: $119 | Instructor: John Hancock Wed, 6:00- 7:30 pm | Sep 15- Oct 20, 2021

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. It helps one 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, relaxing and a fun way to reduce stress. The Zentangle method will help you discover artistic talent you never thought you had; it can enhance focus and become a self-help healing practice through meditative and repetitive strokes. Join the many who have already discovered this beautiful, inspiring, beneficial Renaissance art called Zentangle. Tuition: $99 | Instructor: Sandra Blade Tue, 6:00- 7:30 pm | Sep 07- Oct 05, 2021

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NEW ZENTANGLE: FROM RENAISSANCE TO YARD ART LIVE ONLINE Using the Zentangle drawing method on subtly colored or toned paper, you will create art similar to that from the Renaissance period. The use of black and brown ink and white and black pencil create shading and highlights reminiscent of that long ago period. For yard art you will create a mythical creature often found in many yards and gardens from that same Renaissance period. This class requires completion of at least one prior beginner’s Zentangle course. Tuition: $129 | Instructor: Cynthia Atkins Tue, Thu, 6:00- 7:30 pm | Oct 12- Oct 28, 2021

NEW DIGITIZING YOUR ART FOR JUDGING Are you an artist wanting to properly digitize your work for competitions or gallery evaluations? Details matter! Most competitions and organizations that evaluate artwork for participation or shows require a photo of the piece, or samples of your work in a digital format. Their consideration is affected by the same criteria that you used to create the piece: the Hue, Saturation and the Luminance of the piece. In addition, because submissions are digitized, there are image size, resolution, file format, and naming specifications that must be met. A final criteria is that the perspective of the piece be accurate, ie, not skewed vertically or horizontally. Any deviation from these criteria leaves it up to the judges to decide on the true colors, tones, and perspective of the submission. It’s a brave, new world! Don’t miss this change towork with an expert, who excels in his work as a commercial photographer. Tuition: $159 | Instructor: Charles Almarez Thu, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm | Oct 14- Oct 28, 2021

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POTTERY POTTERY CREATIONS YOUR STYLE Beginning and intermediate students keep enrolling for more of this wheel-throwing class with Phill Ungar! Visualize the many creative pieces you can make, while connecting with your friends and refreshing your pottery skills. Trimming, surface decoration, glazing, kiln firing/loading/operation are all covered; hand-building introduced. Find your personal style, experiment and build on your prior pottery skills; course created for both new and seasoned potters. Fee provides tools, supplies, 25 lbs of clay; bring a towel and mask. Tuition: $225 | Instructor: Phillip Ungar Tue, 5:00- 7:15 pm | Aug 17- Oct 05, 2021 Wed, 10:00 am- 12:15 pm | Aug 18- Oct 06, 2021 Tue, 5:00- 7:15 pm | Oct 12- Dec 14, 2021 Wed, 10:00 am- 12:15 pm | Oct 13- Dec 08, 2021

HAND-BUILDING POTTERY: SCULPTURAL FORMS A great beginner’s course for those with clay experience looking for exposure to new forms and decorative techniques, and for artists wanting to delve deeper into the secrets of a pottery studio. Get comfortable with hand-building clay through an everchanging variety of exercises and projects designed for a diversity of skill levels. Each class features a specific project and structured demonstration of technique, which students then execute with hands-on assistance from the instructor/sculptor Liz Beavers. Your vision becomes your next artistic masterpiece! Fee provides tools, supplies, 25 lbs of clay; bring a towel and mask. Tuition: $245 | Instructor: Elizabeth Beavers Wed, 5:00- 7:00 pm | Aug 18- Oct 20, 2021

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POTTERY AS CANVAS/ HANDMADE TILES Welcome to the world of tiles! Learn the process of tile-making from start to finish, including design, pattern, and construction. Tiles are a great canvas for learning multiple decorative techniques, including engobes, sgraffito, wax-resist, glazing, impressions and more. From coasters and trivets, to decorative backsplashes and mosaics, come explore the endless possibilities! Fee includes 10 lbs clay/ supplies/tools; bring an apron and towel. Students need to have taken at least two BRCC beginning pottery courses to enroll; additional (outside of class) practice time is required between sessions. Course fee covers tools, supplies, 10 lbs of clay; bring towel and mask to each class.

RAKU-FIRED CERAMICS WORKSHOP

Tuition: $159 Wed, 5:00- 7:00 am | Oct 27- Dec 08, 2021

Raku is an exciting, fast firing process that produces beautiful and one-of-a-kind surfaces. Make wheelthrown and hand-built raku pieces and experience this unique firing technique. On the first Saturday, we will throw and sculpt our pieces. On the second Saturday, firing will take place. Your work will be fired quickly, removed from the kiln red-hot and smothered with combustible materials that create beautiful crackle patterns and flashes of color in the glaze. Register early; limited enrollment. Prior basic ceramic experience IS required. Fee provides clay/supplies; bring a bag lunch. Basic ceramic experience IS required. Firing rain date is Sunday, Oct 3.

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 songs. Limited enrollment; register early!

Tuition: $169 | Instructor: Jessica Martinkosky Sat, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm | Sep 18- Oct 02, 2021

Tuition: $115 | Instructor: Jeffrey Hensley Wed, 6:30- 8:00 pm | Sep 29- Nov 03, 2021

NEW MOLD THAT CLAY! EXPAND YOUR CERAMIC OPTIONS WITH MOLDS

BEGINNING UKULELE PART I

There are multiple ways to create forms with clay. Learn how to use molds to increase the variety of ceramic forms you can create. Hump, slump, drop and 2-part plaster molds result in functional and sculptural forms. We will also make a simple plaster slump or sprig mold, then create finished pieces using your own molds! Prior basic ceramics experience is helpful, yet not required. Three Fridays of making work, with glazing 4th Friday. No class Friday, Oct 15. Bring a towel and a mask.

LIFELONG LEARNING BEGINNING MANDOLIN: GET THE RHYTHM

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 (for use in class and practice between sessions). Soprano and Concert Ukes only; class uses standard GCEA tuning. Limited enrollment - register early! Tuition: $99 | Instructor: Richard Adams Thu, 6:00- 7:00 pm | Oct 07- Oct 28, 2021

Tuition: $145 | Instructor: Jessica Martinkosky Fri, 9:00- 11:00 am | Oct 01- Oct 29, 2021

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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 guitar and a clip on tuner (available at any local music store). Acoustic guitars only please; using GCEA tuning for these classes. Your preferred musical genre will be a component of your study plan. Regular take home handouts included. Class size limited; enroll early. Tuition: $185 | Instructor: Richard Adams Mon, 4:00- 6:00 pm | Oct 04- Nov 08, 2021

RETIREMENT PLANNING SEMINAR Learn how to manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make infomed decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan to function properly under the new laws. This course is intended for those over age 45. Married couples may attend together for a single registration fee. An illustrated text book is included. Sessions led by Christine Worontzoff & Franklin Showalter. Tuition: $59 Tue, 6:30- 9:30 pm | Sep 14- Sep 21, 2021 Thu, 6:30- 9:30 pm | Sep 16- Sep 23, 2021

NEW GOOGLE DOCS AND ARTISTS: AN EASY, EFFICIENT WINNING COMBINATION! LIVE ONLINE ‘Artists and Creative Thinkers - Get Ready! Google Docs is a useful tool that allows uploading of documents and forms, spreadsheets, slides and drawings, that will allow you to submit files and images to potential shows and galleries. Make networking work for you, share easy access with others, and streamline art procedures. Many institutions/galleries use Google Docs to quickly communicate with artists and businesses.

NEW TELL YOUR STORY/FIND YOUR VOICE: USING MEMORY TO ENTER THE NARRATIVE ARC LIVE ONLINE We write to tell our story and to communicate an idea or a narrative arc and framework. Our relationship to language starts with pictures, objects and symbols. How do we amplify these pivotal connections in our work—through all the elements of style: tone, voice, image, point of view, rhythm, cadence. How do objects in our interior/exterior world trigger memory and set the creative process in motion? Yes, the pen has magic, and you will learn tips to craft, hone, and shape your prose or the poem. Discussions will be amplified by other writers’ work. The workshop format will engage participants in discussion of peer work, in a friendly atmosphere aiming towards revision and publication. Bring a favorite journal and pen, with your imagination! Tuition: $129 | Instructor: Cynthia Atkins Tue, 4:00- 5:30 pm | Oct 12- Nov 30 2021

Tuition: $49 | Instructor: Dorothy Connelly Tue, 2:00- 3:30 pm | Oct 19- Oct 26, 2021

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NEW ADVANCED MEAT PRODUCTION

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Building from what you learned in the Local Meat Production class this spring, you will explore the processing of red meats, focusing on the breaking of whole carcasses of beef and pork into individual cuts. In addition, you will be introduced to the complexities of meat processing equipment. And finally, a Saturday offering will include hands-on training, working with a butcher to break down a whole lamb carcass, and you get to take home the meat!

Wouldn’t you love to be able to create your own flower arrangements? Explore floral design through lecture, with topics including the history of floral design, design principles, types of designs, and business management. Then put your design skills to work making seasonal designs, arrangements of wedding and sympathy flowers, beautiful vase designs, and more. Each week you will take home your very own design created in class. Tuition: $260 | Instructor: Jennifer Neil Thu, 6:00- 8:00 pm | Sep 02- Oct 07, 2021

NEW ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING AND EDIBLE LANDSCAPING LIVE ONLINE In this innovative online class, the focus will be on organic growing methods, using native plants to attract native pollinators and beneficial insects to your garden. Discover several options about sustainable and organic growing techniques from container gardens, as well as small-scale to largescale gardens. We will discuss seed starting, pest management, soil, fertilizers and more. Learning how to grow your own vegetables and fruit is fun and rewarding, and it gives you a sense of security, knowing how your fresh food is grown.

Tuition: $89Instructor: Joe Cloud Wed, 6:00- 8:00 pm | Oct 13- Oct 30, 2021 Sat, 9:00 am-1:00 pm | Oct 13- Oct 30, 2021

NEW PLANTING FOR FALL COLOR AND PREPARING A WINTER GARDEN LIVE ONLINE Beautify your landscape with fall colors and a thriving winter garden. You will discover how to provide habitat and food for native bees, insects, honeybees, and birds by introducing native plants to your landscape. You will explore integrating trees, shrubs and perennials that fit well with your individual landscape and will continue to perform with interest in the fall through winter. Tuition: $79 Instructor: JoAnn Dunham Wed, 3:00- 5:00 pm | Sep 01- Sep 29, 2021

Tuition: $79 | Instructor: JoAnn Dunham Wed, 3:00- 5:00 pm | Oct 06- Nov 03, 2021 Thu, 6:00- 8:00 pm | Oct 07- Nov 04, 2021

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NEW FIRST AID FOR PETS Having a pet is a big responsibility. In addition to feeding, grooming, walking, and playing with your special companion, knowing what to do in an emergency situation is critical and may save a life! Gain basic knowledge in small animal handling, including different restraint techniques used on dogs and cats when providing emergency care. Learn how to provide first response life-saving care, including canine CPR. You will practice how to assess a pet’s vital signs, administer medication, and how to determine the best course of action needed to provide the best emergency care. In addition, you will build a pet first aid kit to take home! Tuition: $69 Instructor: Matthew Rider Wed, 6:30- 8:30 pm | Nov 03- Nov 10, 2021

NEW INTRODUCTION TO WELLNESS LIVE ONLINE Instead of a New Year’s Resolution, let’s make it a New Year’s Revolution! The challenges that Covid-19 has placed before us do not have to define us! In this upbeat offering, you will explore fitness and nutrition, as well as gain important mindset tools to guide you toward living your best life! Placing emphasis on behavior modification, you will set realistic, achievable goals as you make plans that will improve your general wellness. Tuition: $59 Instructor: Sheri Bender Thu, 6:30- 8:30 pm | Sep 09- Sep 30 , 2021

NEW EMPOWERED NUTRITION LIVE ONLINE Cleaner, healthier eating does not have to be complicated. Explore ways to simplify what and how you eat, both in your kitchen and on the go. Save time and money by creating a “drive-thru” approach in your kitchen with food prep techniques and menu development. Discover three steps that will change your habits, helping you to stick with them and feel great! As a bonus, you will get a pantry makeover and gain some ‘shop smart’ tips for the grocery store!

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. You will hone interaction and conversational skills with a focus on grammar, vocabulary, and fingerspelling. Tuition: $109 Instructor: Amy Ashworth Tue, 6:45- 8:15 pm | Sep 07- Oct 26, 2021

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Tuition: $59 Instructor: Sheri Bender Wed, 6:30- 8:30 pm | Oct 27- Nov 17, 2021

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NEW MOVIE SCRIPT TABLE READING: A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE ONLINE For ages 10 - Adult. Are you missing the theatre and movies? Would you enjoy getting together with a group of like-minded people and reading through some favorite movie scripts? Via Zoom, you can participate in an exciting table reading of A Christmas Story. “In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect Christmas gift.” You will be given the opportunity to play multiple characters and hone your voice acting skills! Tuition: $15 Instructor: Sandi Belcher Mon, 6:30- 8:30 pm | Nov 01- Nov 15, 2021

NEW PLAY SCRIPT TABLE READING: A CHRISTMAS CAROL LIVE ONLINE For ages 10 - Adult. Are you missing the theatre and movies? Would you enjoy getting together with a group of like-minded people and reading through some favorite movie scripts? Via Zoom, you can participate in an exciting table reading of A Christmas Carol. “A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.” You will be given the opportunity to play multiple characters and hone your voice acting skills

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MAKE A TABLETOP CENTERPIECE The holiday season will be here before you know it. This year, learn to make your own beautiful boxwood topiary or fir tree tabletop centerpiece using live greens. It is easy to do and incredibly affordable. We’ll show you the different types of materials, as well as all the equipment and accessories used, to make a stunning piece to complete any room decor. See how to take common, affordable holiday decorations and transform them into a centerpiece that will be sure to bring many oohs and aahs. We’ll supply all the materials - you make the centerpiece and take it home! It’s easy and fun. Class size is limited to sign up early! Thu, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Dec 02, 2021

MAKE A HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE Need to dress up your home for Christmas? You will use live greens, a lantern, and holiday accessories to create a beautiful centerpiece perfect for the table, mantle, or an outdoor entrance. We provide the materials - you make the centerpiece and take it home! It’s easy and most of all - it’s fun! Class size is limited so sign up early! Thu, 6:00- 9:00 pm | Dec 09, 2021

Tuition: $15 Instructor: Sandi Belcher Thu, 6:30- 8:30 pm | Nov 04- Nov 18, 2021

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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 included options for preparing a will, organizing family memorabilia, burial/cremation preferences, distribution of belongings, financial planning, and much more. Tuition: $89 Instructor: Mary Ann Stripling Wed, 6:30- 8:30 pm | Oct 13- Oct 27, 2021

NEW FOR THE LOVE OF BROADWAY: AN EXPLORATION INTO THE EVOLUTION OF MUSICAL Broadway musicals have been a staple on The Great White Way for over 100 years. You will begin with a look at the major musicals that helped to change the face of Broadway, like Showboat and Oklahoma. From there, you will be guided through the decades, with lively discussions on the shows that were the biggest influences of their era. Join us for this fascinating look at how Broadway has grown and evolved into today’s hottest shows, and how they differ from those of yesteryear. Tuition: $89 Instructor: John Tindall Thu, 6:30- 8:30 pm | Oct 21- Nov 18, 2021

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YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH: THE TRIAL AND THE TREASURE If you are between the ages of 9 and 16 (grades 4-10), you can participate in a 13-week workshop culminating in a Fine Arts Center Theatre performance! In addition to dramatic exercises designed to hone acting skills, you’ll rehearse an exciting, original play written by instructor/director Matthew Grandpre! The Trial and the Treasure is a full-length theatrical debut based loosely on the novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain. Popular characters such as Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Huckleberry Finn, Judge Thatcher, and Mary Jane Wilks go to court in the murder trial of Doctor Robinson. However, as iconic villains arrive, such as a disguised Injun Joe, the trial suddenly plunges into a thrilling escape plan as a revenge plot and hidden treasure are revealed. In this story within a story, plot twists abound and mysteries unfold as the characters get closer and closer to finding the real truth. Characters and audiences alike will display a full range of emotions as they interact to stop evil and learn that family is more important than all the gold in the world. Please Note: Registered students are asked to bring a 3-ring binder with them to the first class. Tuition: $275 Instructor: Matthew Grandpre Sat, 9:00 am | Aug 14, 2021 | See website for class dates. Students will audition the second Saturday of the workshop.

FALL 2021 | P. 27 Workforce & Continuing Education


Workforce & Continuing Education P.O. Box 80, Weyers Cave, Virginia 24486

FINE ARTS CENTER EVENTS FALL 2021

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BENEFIT CONCERT FOR BRCC’S ANNUAL HUNGER SYMPOSIUM SHOWTUNES: IN AND OUT OF THE BOX All proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Fri, Sat, 7:00 pm | Oct 29- Oct 30, 2021

BRCC THEATRE WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH: THE TRIAL AND THE TREASURE Fri, Sat, 7:00 pm | Nov 12- Nov 13, 2021 Sun, 3:00 pm | Nov 14, 2021 Students admitted free with reservation www.brcc.edu/fac/performances

ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Aug 23- Oct 11, 2021 Lecture: 3:00 pm | Artist Reception: 4:00 pm Sep 21, 2021

PIPER GROVES: LANDSCAPES AND MOONRISES Oct 15- Dec 06, 2021 Lecture: 3:00 pm | Artist Reception: 4:00 pm Oct 19, 2021

KINETIC GALLERY HOKUSAI CHICKEN EXHIBITION: WORKS FROM ART 101 BRCC STUDENTS Instructor: Claudia Furlow Aug 09- Oct 11, 2021

VIRTUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION BRCC Student ArtWorks 2020-2021 features creative student work from credit art courses, including Drawing and Painting, Digital Photography and Graphic Design, and Drawing II: Two & Three Dimensional Design See more at www.brcc.edu/fac/exhibitions

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