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Welcome to Continuing Education at GTCC

Learn. Grow. Become. GTCC is dedicated to meeting the demands of the community by helping businesses train their employees and individuals pursue lifelong learning. The Workforce and Continuing Education Division provides courses and training for new and established businesses. Our programs provide students with the skills and knowledge employers demand with the goal of preparing students to compete and succeed throughout a thriving career. Our course offerings are designed to give people access to new skills, get hands-on training for the workforce, and even explore leisure interests. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, GTCC is taking every precaution to protect students and employees by following strict safety protocols on campus. We are also making course offerings more accessible through online learning platforms, affordable tuition, flexible class schedules, and tuition assistance. We encourage you to take your time reading through this catalog for highlights of what GTCC has to offer this spring, with more courses listed on our website. GTCC through the Division of Workforce and Continuing Education is your pathway to personal and professional success. Let’s get started.

Anthony J. Clarke Dr. Anthony J. Clarke President, GTCC

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Dr. Manuel Dudley Vice President of Workforce and Continuing Education, GTCC

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Personal and Professional Enrichment: Featured Programs

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Visit gtcc.edu and click the Academics menu at the top of the page.

Choose Workforce Training or Personal and Professional Enrichment to see the full range of continuing education courses available.

Register using the links to our online system or register in person by completing the Continuing Education Registration Form and bringing it with your payment (check, cash, credit card, or money order) to one of the GTCC Campus registration locations:

Jamestown Campus 601 East Main Street Percy Sears Applied Technology Center Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Greensboro Campus 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center Please check available hours on our website at https://www.gtcc.edu/student-life/campus-stores.php.

High Point Campus 901 S. Main St., H1 Please check available hours on our website at https://www.gtcc.edu/student-life/campus-stores.php.

Register for Adult Education classes at gtcc.edu/adulteducation.

Be sure to check available class times, tuition and fees, as well as any requirements before registering for a course. For Workforce Training courses, scholarships may be available. Visit the Workforce Training page online for more information. Continuing Education Program Guide

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Personal and Professional Enrichment Featured Programs

Pursue your passions.

GTCC is the perfect place to discover new interests and pursue different skills. Whether it’s riding a motorcycle, planning weddings or creating works of art, there are a variety of courses to get you started and help you take your interests further. Take a look at the featured programs here. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Visit the Personal and Professional Enrichment page at gtcc.edu/personalenrichment to explore the full menu of course options.

LEARN TO RIDE THE RIGHT WAY

MOTORCYCLE — BASIC RIDER COURSE For beginning and re-entry riders, this three-day course covers operating motorcycle controls and simple riding skills, including starts, stops, turns and shifts. Students also learn strategies for riding in traffic and practice additional skills, such as swerves, corners, and emergency stops. –Classes meet on the Jamestown Campus. –Classes are 3 days (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday). –Students who complete and pass the course will be eligible to take the written exam at the NC DMV. For more information, call 336-334-4822, Ext 55021.

HELP OTHERS BE THEIR BEST

LIFE COACHING This new, two-course program allows students to explore and develop skills and knowledge essential to life coaching. Starting with Top 10 Things to Know as a Life Coach, students gain a better understanding of what life coaching is and what it is not. Then students can continue into Life Coach Certification to develop the core competencies required for a Mastery in Coaching as described by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

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Personal and Professional Enrichment Featured Programs

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WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNING This array of courses offers students opportunities to develop skills in making events more enjoyable and memorable. From fundamentals of wedding coordination to stunning floral designs and décor to more comprehensive event planning, these courses are for anyone interested in how to plan and execute events whether they are weddings, civic organization events or family celebrations.

CREATE AMAZING IMAGES

– Courses are held once a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays for 2 to 6 weeks, depending on the class. – Classes meet on the Greensboro Campus. – Additional costs may apply.

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From the basics of camera operation, terminology and technical proficiency to more advanced exploration into abstract photographic composition, these courses are designed to challenge photographers at any level. Students can also dive into the latest Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop tools for capturing, editing, enhancing and managing images and graphic files. – 6-week courses are offered on the Greensboro and Jamestown campuses. – Photography students are required to bring their own camera.

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Personal and Professional Enrichment Featured Programs

CREATE ART USING THE LATEST SOFTWARE INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP 3D — NEW! This course will guide students through the process of creating basic 3D text and objects using the tools and functions found in Photoshop CC. Students will also learn about the various services for exporting and printing their 3D creations.

MAKE A STUNNING IMPRESSION JEWELRY DESIGN — BEGINNERS This introductory course is designed for students with limited knowledge of jewelry design/making. Students learn how to select and purchase materials and tools as they make their own necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Upon completion, students also gain helpful hints and shortcuts to jewelry making. – 4-week class meets 1 day each week on the Greensboro Campus. – Tuition cost covers some basic materials. Additional costs may apply.

EXPLORE A VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE CONSIGNMENT This course helps students learn the fundamentals of online consignment through consigning, selling and distributing goods to consumers using programs such as Poshmark, eBay, Craigslist or Let Go. By the end of the course, students will be able to create their own virtual shopping closet to sell merchandise through online sites or through creating their own website. – 3-week class meets 1 day per week on the Greensboro campus.

FULFILL AN IMPORTANT ROLE NOTARY PUBLIC This seven-hour, one-day course provides intensive instruction for those interested in applying to be a Notary Public in North Carolina. Students completing the course with a score of at least 80% on the exam may then apply to the Secretary of State Office to become a Notary Public. – The course is offered on the Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown and Cameron campuses. – Additional costs apply.

LOOK FORWARD TO BETTER FINANCES RETIREMENT PLANNING This comprehensive course helps you see the “big picture” of how different areas of personal finance combine to form an integrated retirement plan. The goal is to teach you how to better manage your finances in order to provide for your future needs, all taught in a fun, entertaining format. – 2-week course meets once a week on the Greensboro or Jamestown campuses.

DIAL UP YOUR CURB APPEAL HOME AND GARDEN Choose from a variety of courses designed to help you improve your home, inside and out. Get the basics on landscape design, installation, maintenance and updates, along with keeping your lawn looking its best. You can even learn how to keep your garden in bloom all year and how to use basic interior design principles to give the inside of your home an upgrade. – Courses range from 2 to 6 weeks and are offered on the Jamestown campus.

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Personal and Professional Enrichment Featured Programs

MAKE FITNESS YOUR CAREER CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER Whether training for a career in the fitness industry or just adding knowledge to help yourself be more healthy and fit, the Certified Personal Training program offers in-depth instructions and hands-on experiences to make it happen. Courses combine 15 hours of lectures on key topics with practical sessions, providing the opportunity to pursue Level 2 certification that includes a 30-hour internship. – 5-week course is taught on the Greensboro campus and at the Clubs @Greensboro Green Valley. – Additional costs may apply.

FINISH LIKE A PROFESSIONAL CAKE DECORATING Learn the delectable art of cake decorating with beginner and intermediate courses covering everything from basic techniques to more advanced cake designs. Ice cakes evenly, learn basic lettering, decorative borders and flowers. Then move on to working with buttercream, fondant, and multi-tiered cakes. – 5-week classes meet once a week on the Greensboro campus. – Additional costs and supplies required.

HELP KEEP THE ROADS SAFE ESCORT VEHICLE OPERATOR CERTIFICATION This program offers classroom training and certification in order to help ensure the safe escort of oversize vehicles on the state’s roads. GTCC offers a beginner’s course that meets the requirements of the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT), plus a re-certification course for those needing to renew their license. – The beginner course is 8 hours. – The re-certification course is 4 hours. – Both courses are offered at the High Point campus.

START A NEW CONVERSATION AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) Learn to communicate and better understand the vibrant culture around this unique language. Beginner and intermediate courses are offered to help students develop functional knowledge of sign language and signing skills, as well as an appreciation for deaf culture, tradition and appropriate signing behaviors. – 8-week courses meet once a week.

CREATE WORKS OF EDIBLE ART COOKIE DECORATING In this course you will learn the basics in using royal icing to pipe, flood and decorate rolled cookies. You will also learn two methods to stencil your cookies. You will receive recipes used in the class and since this is a hands on class, you will decorate and take home your creations to enjoy.

There’s more to see at gtcc.edu/personalenrichment Sign up today! For more information about these or the variety of other available Personal and Professional Enrichment courses, schedules and tuition, visit us at gtcc.edu. Or, call 336-334-4822, Ext. 55021. Continuing Education Program Guide

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Workforce Training: Featured Programs

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GTCC offers a range of workforce training opportunities to help you start a new career or upgrade your skills to help you take your current career to the next level. Choose from these featured programs in health and fitness, advanced manufacturing, information technology and more. Or select from one of the more than 60 workforce-related programs starting on page 11 of this guide.

KEEP THE ECONOMY MOVING EFFICIENTLY

WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE This hybrid training course is a must for individuals seeking work in a distribution-type warehouse environment. Course covers training in safe forklift operation and understanding requirements for receiving, packing, picking, and shipping materials efficiently. – 115-hour training course covers supply chain management, warehouse processes, material handling equipment, warehouse math, inventory management, technology in the warehouse, and more. – Students earn the National Safety Council (NSC) Forklift Operator Certificate of Completion, and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour Certification. Visit the Workforce Training area of gtcc.edu to learn more. Or call 336-334-4822, Ext. 53115.

MAKE YOUR CAREER TAKE OFF

AVIATION MANUFACTURING QUICK CAREERS PROGRAM Aviation programs at GTCC can put students on the leading edge of the industry with hands-on training at state-of-the-art facilities. Completing these courses opens up opportunities in aerospace as well as other industries. Courses offered include: – Composite Technology Level 1 — 4-week course for entry-level and skilled professionals, covering the fundamentals of advanced composite fabrication, repairs, processes and technology.

– Structures Assembly Program — 17-week course covering certification areas in Introduction to Structures (IS), Manufacturing Core Skills (MCS), and Structures Assembly (SA).

Visit gtcc.edu/compositetechnology or gtcc.edu/structuresassembly for details. Or, call 336.334.4822, Ext. 59024.

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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY AND ESOL COURSES GTCC offers FREE classes through Adult Education to help adults prepare for the workforce or further training. Our High School Equivalency (HSE) program offers classes to help adults complete their secondary education by earning a GED, Adult High School diploma, or other HSE credential. Classes range from beginning reading and math to advanced/ college prep. Plus, students can take FREE English language classes, from beginner to advanced ESOL, including family literacy classes with free childcare. We also offer free POWER classes for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities to work on reading, math, technology and workplace readiness skills.

TRANSITIONS ENGLISH AND MATH CLASSES Beginning January 2021, GTCC’s Adult Education program will offer Transition English (BSP 4002) and Transition Math (BSP 4003) classes day and evening on the Jamestown, Greensboro, and High Point campuses. These FREE classes will help students meet pre-requisites for college-level English and Math classes. For more information, please contact Eduardo Garcia, egarcia7@gtcc.edu or 336-334-4822, Ext. 55001.

Morning, evening and online options are available for all Adult Education classes. Get started by signing up for orientation today at: – Greensboro Campus 336-334-4822, Ext. 53107  – High Point Campus 336-334-4822, Ext. 55087  Or, visit gtcc.edu/GED or   gtcc.edu/ESOL for more information. 

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COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY TRAINING Gain the essential skills you need ranging from MS Office to Graphics & Web Development and to Professional IT Certifications.

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TRAIN TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS GTCC is home to one of the premier criminal justice, emergency medical, and fire training facilities in North Carolina. We offer all mandated pre-service and in-service training to public safety professionals, as well as specialized classes and programs to enhance performance and safety. Criminal Justice – Certification Courses in Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET), General Instructor Certification, Speed Measurement Instrument and more. – Criminal Investigation Certificate / Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Programs to enhance the skills of current officers. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Emergency Medical Science teaches basic entry-level skills and includes classroom, practical laboratory sessions, and clinical internships. – EMT training for becoming an emergency medical technician, and taking the state or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician credential exam. Fire Occupational Extension and the Fire Academy – 19-week Fire Academy program for earning the basic certifications required to apply for firefighting positions. – Fire Continuing Education Classes for current members, covering basic fire/rescue/HAZMAT certification, specialty, and refresher classes. Visit gtcc.edu and search “Public Safety” for more information and program requirements.

KNOW THE INDUSTRY INSIDE AND OUT LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN

Businesses everywhere look for ways to make logistics and supply chain processes run more efficiently and effectively. GTCC offers two four-hour courses in the Inventory Control Workshop Series through a partnership with the Piedmont Triad APICS chapter, to help students and professionals develop business capabilities that are in demand. – Basics of Inventory Management (4 hours) – Provides participants with a broad overview of basic inventory concepts and management strategies. – Cycle Counting (4 hours) – Teaches why and how to implement a cycle counting program to find and fix the causes of inventory errors. Visit gtcc.edu/logistics-supplychain for details. Or call 336-334-4822, Ext. 57003.

SHAPE THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING CNC MACHINIST – INTRODUCTION

This course provides an introduction to Computer Integrated Machining for students seeking a career in manual and computer numeric control (CNC) machining. It is a trade for individuals who like working with their hands. – Hands-on, 200+ hour course, covering blueprint reading, metrology, manual (mills & lathes) and CNC machining, and more. – Course material is structured to the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). – Students will be prepared to work towards earning a third party industry credential. Visit the Workforce Training area of gtcc.edu to learn more. Or call 336-334-4822, Ext. 53115.

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USE YOUR SKILLS TO HELP OTHERS MEDICAL INTERPRETER — SPANISH/ENGLISH GTCC offers a Quick Careers Medical Interpreter program for Spanish/English bilingual students looking to enter a career in healthcare helping patients communicate with medical professionals. The program features a series of courses to prepare students for earning professional certification and an in-depth understanding of medical terminology across both languages. – 192-hour program covers terminology, national standards and ethical practices as well as practice with case studies. – Students who successfully complete all of the courses in the program are eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Interpreter Certification Exam to become a Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHI). See the Workforce Development area of gtcc.edu to learn more. Or call 336-334-4822, Ext. 53115.

MAKE FOOD SAFETY TOP PRIORITY SERVSAFE® MANAGER GTCC’s ServSafe® Manager training is designed to help food service industry workers understand all the food safety risks faced in the kitchen and ways to reduce them, allowing restaurant, catering and other food service businesses to keep kitchens, staff and customers safe. – This 11-hour course covers a range of topics from the basics of hand washing to food-borne pathogens and other more complex topics. – Students are eligible to take the ServSafe® Manager exam at the end of the course. Visit the Workforce Training area of gtcc.edu to learn more. Or call 336-334-4822, Ext. 53115.

BUILD TOWARD A STRONGER FUTURE INTRODUCTION TO CRAFT SKILLS FOR CONSTRUCTION This program introduces students to skills and tools that will help them get started in the construction industry. The training includes hands-on experiences and quality, professional instruction as a foundation for many of the construction trades. – 115-hour training provides an introduction to construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging material handling, carpentry, plumbing and electrical trades, along with basic communication and employability skills. – Students in the program are eligible to earn industry-recognized core credentials through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Visit the Workforce Training area of gtcc.edu to learn more. Or call 336-334-4822, Ext. 53115.

LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPTIA A+: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH If you are getting ready for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or personal computer (PC) service technician, the CompTIA® A+® course is the first step in your preparation. The course will build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer software and hardware to present fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. – In this 96-hour course, students will acquire the essential skills and information you will need to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. Visit the Workforce Training area of gtcc.edu to learn more. Or call 336.334.4822; Ext. 53024

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OPTIMIZE YOUR SKILLS IN A GROWING INDUSTRY GOOGLE IT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE The Google IT Support Professional Certificate is a 175-hour hybrid course that teaches the foundational skills needed for an entry-level job in IT support. IT support is a fast-growing field, and the national median salary is over $52,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This course consists of five modules. The modules’ key topics: troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. Training includes a dynamic mix of lectures, quizzes and hands-on labs and widgets. Visit the Workforce Training area of gtcc.edu to learn more. Or call 336.334.4822; Ext. 53024

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS This course is designed to help those who are seeking employment, transitioning back into the workforce, or taking their career in a new direction. As part of GTCC’s Human Resources Development (HRD) program, the Employability Skills course provides training on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, social media and more. – Employability Skills is one of seven HRD classes available at GTCC to address the current and future needs of a constantly changing workforce. – Fee Waiver Eligibility – All HRD courses are fee-waived for qualifying individuals who are unemployed, “underemployed,” or have received notice of layoff. Visit the Skills Training for Job Seekers (HRD) page at gtcc.edu to learn more. Or call 336-334-4822, Ext. 55057.

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS FURTHER BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY TRAINING Business and Industry Training at GTCC is designed to support the ongoing training and success of area businesses. By offering a broad range of courses, GTCC can build a custom program to identify skills gaps and tailor content to meet your objectives through interactive, engaging learning experiences. – Available courses include training in leadership development, effective communication, OSHA and safety standards, logistics/supply chain enhancement, technical skills and other programs to help improve processes, technology and employee knowledge. – Training is available on campus or on-site at your Guilford County location. – Companies in manufacturing, technology, warehousing/distribution, life sciences, aviation and customer service may be eligible for state-funded customized training. Visit gtcc.edu/b-itraining for more information. Or call 336-334-4822, Ext. 57008.

ACCESS EXPERTISE FOR YOUR BUSINESS SMALL BUSINESS CENTER The Small Business Center is here to help entrepreneurs and business owners create more sustainable, successful, and profitable businesses in Guilford County, helping create more jobs along the way. – Free seminars and webinars designed and led by local entrepreneurs and business owners on key topics, providing information, resources, and tips that you can put to use immediately. – Confidential counseling for help refining business plans, developing financial statements and projections, marketing strategies, and other key functions. – Referrals to other organizations and individuals in Guilford County and the Piedmont Triad for additional business expertise.

Visit sbc.gtcc.edu to learn more. Or contact the SBC at 336.334.4822 Ext. 62001, or sbc@gtcc.edu.

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AVIATION Structures Assembly Program AII A 17-week hybrid course divided into 3-technical areas; Introduction To Structures, Manufacturing Core Skills and Structures Assembly. Composite Technology Level 1 A 4-week program focusing on fabrication and repair of advanced composite structures, utilizing specialist composite equipment.

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NCRC National Career Readiness Certificate Training and Testing Work with an instructor to assess current skills and develop personalized training to prepare for NCRC testing.

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Human Services Exploration: DSS NCFAST Income Maintenance Case Worker (part 1 of 2-part training) Phase 1 of a 2-part training program prepares you to earn the certificate, which is a preferred qualification for the DSS income maintenance caseworker jobs in NC. Truck Driving: An Introduction to the Job & Lifestyle Before truck driving training, learn about the job and lifestyle, career planning and long-term goals and living better on the road.

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OT — QUICK CAREERS Warehouse Associate C/O Hybrid training course necessary for an individual to work in a distribution-type warehouse environment. Training to safely operate a forklift and understand requirements for receiving, packing, picking, and shipping materials.

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CNC Machinist - Introduction J Introductory course for students seeking a career as a CNC Machinist. Blueprint reading, setting up manual and CNC machines, and performing basic machining operations will be taught. Course material will be structured to the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Forklift Operator 14-hour course taught by OSHA-compliant instructor. A hands-on program covering every aspect of lift truck training.

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NC Auto Safety Certification 8-hour course in rules, regulations and procedures for proper vehicle safety inspections, in preparation for state certification exam.

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NC OBD II Certification 8-hour course meets training and licensing requirements for On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Inspection Program by the NC DMV.

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Pharmacy Technician HP/O 96-hour in-person, online or hybrid course in assisting pharmacists in various important functions under supervision. ServSafe® Manager 11-hour training in food safety risks and how to keep kitchen staff and customers safe, in preparation for ServSafe® Manager exam.

Spanish/English Medical Interpreter VAR 192-hour, three course program introduces principles and standards for professional interpretation as established by the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare. Accounting Specialist 190-hour hybrid course covering routine accounting activities as well as Excel and Quickbooks.

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Activity Director-Basic 60-hour state-approved course in preparation to work in assisted living or skilled nursing facility.

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Apartment Maintenance Technician G Introductory or refresher course structured to the Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians exam (CAMT). DSS NCFAST Income Maintenance Case Worker (part 2 of 2 classes) Class 2 of a 2-part training program to become an Income Maintenance Caseworker at the Division of Social Services (DSS).

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General Contractor Exam Prep 42-hour course for individuals seeking to become licensed Residential General Contractors in NC.

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Introduction to Programming with Python G/C Basic concepts of computer programming using Python, a flexible, easy-to-understand programming language. G/C

HVAC/Refrigeration Technician 130.5-hour course introducing basic heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration processes for HVAC/R-related careers.

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Laptop Troubleshooting and Repair Hands-on class emphasizing the diagnoses and repair of laptops. PC Troubleshooting & Repair I Hands-on class emphasizing the diagnoses and repair of personal computers.

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Introduction to Craft Skills for Construction 115-hour course designed as the foundation for construction trade careers, preparing individuals for entry-level construction work.

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Medical Receptionist G/O 205-hour hybrid or online training in medical office practice computer systems, medical ethics, terminology, medical filing, patient records and more. SHRM CP/SCP Exam Prep G/O Intensive 38-hour program combining expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System®. Welder J 192-hour series of two courses providing an introduction to welding processes, GMAW (“MIG”) welding techniques, and AWS entry-level welder certification.

OT — COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY Introduction to Windows 10 & OneDrive Learn to navigate Windows 10, OneDrive and customize the desktop. Also learn to manage, search and organize files and folders. Basic introduction to MS Office.

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Introduction to Windows 10 & OneDrive – Spanish HP Learn to navigate Windows 10, OneDrive and customize the desktop. Also learn to manage, search and organize files and folders. Basic introduction to MS Office. Taught in Spanish. Excel 2016 – Intermediate Intermediate-level formulas, functions and calculations and 3D references.

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WordPress – Intermediate G/C Learn to get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. SQL Programming - Introduction/Intermediate Basic SQL concepts as well as more advanced knowledge of CASE statements, subqueries and several other key functions.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy Cloud Foundations – New! Learn fundamental skills of cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing and support. Intro to Photoshop CC Introduction to photographic enhancement techniques and terminology using Photoshop CC. Programming with Python Intermediate Intermediate computer programming concepts and techniques using Python programming language.

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CompTIA Network+ Certification Entry-level certification prep building on existing user knowledge and skill with fundamental installation, troubleshooting, repair, upgrade and configuration.

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CompTIA Security+ & Cybersecurity Analyst Instruction to build on your career in IT security to cover cyber threat detection and management, response and more.

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CompTIA A+: A Comprehensive Approach Training for entry-level IT professional career covering multiple aspects of CompTIA A+ certification.

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CISCO Networking I - New! Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. There is also a focus on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts.

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Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Learner’s Permit Prep J 24-hour course for preparing for the written learner’s permit test prior to enrolling in Truck Driver Training.

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Cardiac Monitor Technician Comprehensive certification course in preparation for functioning in acute healthcare settings.

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EKG Technician Training Program 2-month program covering 96 hours of training in preparation for national certification exam.

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Medication Administration Aide J/G/HP Course for active Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) who are interested in working in skilled nursing facilities administering medications to long-term care residents. Nurse Assistant (NA) 1 J/G/HP 202-hour program with classroom and clinical studies over 3 months, preparing Nurse Assistants to work in a variety of health care settings.

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NA Training Refresher Course J/G/HP 48-hour course reviewing of the NA I theory curriculum and skills in preparation for the state written and skill exams, required for listing in the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.

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PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT

Oil Painting Learn traditional techniques, still life painting and more using methods and materials unique to oil painting.

AII = Aviation II VAR = Various Campuses J = Jamestown Campus HP = High Point Campus WMUMC = West Market United Methodist Church, Greensboro

Drawing in Color G This course covers the basics of value, form and color theory using colored pencils. Colored pencils are fun and easy to use, easy to carry and economical. You will learn how to draw in color from both life and photos. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain G Learn and practice the 5 basic skills of drawing in a fun, effective way, inspired by Betty Edwards’ best-selling book.

Jewelry Making Design – Beginners G/J/HP This course is designed for students with limited knowledge of jewelry design/making, teaching them how to choose materials and tools, as well as making their own necklace, bracelet and earrings. Knitting for Beginners G/J/HP This course teaches students to knit, purl, cast-on, pick up dropped stitches, bind off, count stitches and more. By the end of the course, the student will be able to make a few simple pieces of their choice. American Sign Language (ASL) – Beginners Learn to appreciate and respect ASL as a living, unique and wholly naturally occurring language, as well as communicating comfortably in a variety of situations.

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Cake Decorating – Beginning Learn to ice cakes evenly, make decorative borders, ice flowers, roses and pansies, and do simple writing techniques for cakes that look professionally finished.

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G = Greensboro Campus O = Online Only NCWKS = NC Works Center

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Basket Making G This course teaches basic to advanced level basketry techniques and terms, including dyeing and weaving with reed. Beginners start with a reed basket and move on from there, completing up to three baskets in one session.

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Chrismons WMUMC Learn to make Christmas tree ornaments depicting Christian elements.

OTHER OT COURSES Project Management Professional Set of courses in preparation for the PMP® certification exam, as well as leadership series courses.

Phlebotomy Training Program Training in a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions, as well as specimen handling, processing and accessioning.

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Cake Decorating – Intermediate G More challenging techniques for working with buttercream, fondant, and proper stacking of a multi-tiered cake. Cookie Decorating G In this course you will learn the basics in using royal icing to pipe, flood and decorate rolled cookies. You will also learn two methods to stencil your cookies and will receive recipes used in the class. Certified Personal Trainer 30-hour course with in-depth instruction and hands-on experiences for personal or professional development. Retirement Planning Comprehensive course helps you see the “big picture” and how many aspects of personal finance can work together for an integrated retirement plan.

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Spanish Beginners G/J For students with some basic knowledge of the language. Intermediate Spanish G/J For students interested in improving conversational skills. Conversational Spanish For students interested in fluency in conversation, reading and writing.

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Photo 101 G Beginner course on taking technically good photographs with digital cameras with interchangeable lenses. Photoshop Bootcamp G Learn techniques to size, crop, retouch, mask and color images using Adobe CC’s popular imaging editing software. Defensive Driving Courses Effective refresher courses for drivers with minor traffic violations, as well as intensive training programs for drivers with more serious traffic violations.

NCDOT 8-Hour Beginner Course HP Training covers defensive driving, oversized and overload escort vehicle driver requirements, skills training, and an examination as required by the state. NCDOT 4-Hour Recertification Course Refresher course for renewing oversized and overload escort vehicle operator license, as required by the state.

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Motorcycle – Basic Rider Course (BRC) 3-day course for beginning and re-entry riders to learn operation of motorcycle controls and simple riding skills.

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Beginning Sewing G/HP Learn fabric and pattern selection, principles of cutting and marking, and basic construction skills.

Italian Beginners G For students with some basic knowledge of the language.

Beginner to Intermediate Sewing Specially taught class based on individual skills of students, beginner to intermediate levels.

Interior Design Learn basic techniques, styles, color, space and furniture, window treatments, lighting, accessories and more.

Advanced Sewing Specially taught class with students selecting their own projects and fabrics.

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Gardening Basics J Learn correct methods for completing landscape choices, installation and maintenance. Landscape Design This course is to help both a novice and an experienced student learn the correct methods for complete landscape choices, installation and maintenance. Notary Public Workshop 7-hour course in preparation for taking the Notary Public Exam and applying with the state.

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Abstract Photography Expand understanding of photographic composition by completing a series of challenging assignments.

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Abstract Photography II Building on concepts from Abstract Photography I and using different elements to create visually appealing abstract images each week.

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Event Planning 101 G A 2-evening course covering what to ask before planning an event, how to organize and make it an experience for guests involving the 5 senses. Wedding/Event Planning I Learn the details of wedding planning with instruction in setting timelines, etiquette, budgeting, rehearsals and elegance.

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Floral Design G Learn the basics including color theory, tools of the trade, flower identification and creating basic arrangements. Wedding Floral Design & Décor G 6-week class builds on the Floral Design course to reveal the art behind creating beautiful wedding arrangements.

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Intro to Photoshop 3D – New! G This course will guide students through the process of creating basic 3D text and objects using the tools and functions found in Photoshop CC. Students will also learn about the various services for exporting and printing their 3D creations. Tuition Cost $65

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Certification For organizations’ leadership with responsibilities for personnel, plant safe operations and OSHA standards compliance.

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Adobe Lightroom CC – New! G Students will learn how to capture, edit and share images using the tools and features in Adobe Lightroom. Students will also learn how to move images between Lightroom and other Creative Cloud apps, such as Photoshop CC.

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification Geared to entry-level employees, safety committee members, or individuals seeking a safety certification.

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AutoCAD Basics & Productivity Basic AutoCAD terminology, functions, applications and techniques for improved efficiency and productivity.

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AutoCAD Intermediate Focuses on orthographic and isometric drawings, along with additional AutoCAD skills utilizing the 3D basics and 3D modeling tools.

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Autodesk Revit Productivity Advanced CAD design training with Revit 3D software including CAD file management, productivity and CAD customization skills.

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Business Writing Hands-on training on key elements in the business writing process, such as effective email communication, proof-reading, grammar and punctuation.

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Leadership Toolkit Six weekly meetings of interactive learning for new and seasoned team leads, supervisors and managers to improve leadership skills.

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Wedding Coordination – New! G Learn the fundamentals of wedding coordinating along with the key principles for being an entrepreneur and building a successful business. In this course, you will learn what becoming a Wedding Coordinator entails. You will receive invaluable information and resources that I have personally used during my years as a professional Wedding Coordinator. There will be combined lectures with exercises that can help you develop the foundation you need to build a successful career in the wedding industry. Tuition Cost: $60

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Top 10 Things to Know as a Life Coach – New! G Coaches must have the necessary life experiences and communication skills to be totally present to their clients, to really listen to them, and provide a safe arena to express ideas. This course will help students to learn the top ten things as a life coach and help you have a better understanding what life coaching is and what it is not. You will have the opportunity to build a foundation in life coaching by pursuing Mastery in Coaching by designing supportive coaching environments. Tuition Cost: $125

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Life Coach Certification – New! G This course examines life coaching and analyzes the foundational environment on which the practice of coaching is founded and facilitates applicable concepts and methods. This is a continuation from the course, The Top 10 Things to Know as a Life Coach, the coach is more engaged in the practice of coaching, conversation styles as well as coaching-related skills including active listening, accountability, questioning, planning, designing actions and goal setting. You will gain Mastery in Coaching with demonstration of core competencies as described by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Tuition Cost: $280

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Furniture Upholstery* HP Covers the basic skills and fundamentals of upholstered furniture construction, including seat construction, inside upholstery and outside upholstery. Furniture Sewing* Introduces skills needed to sew upholstered furniture and operation of standard industrial sewing machines.

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*Scholarships are available for non-native English speakers wishing to dually enroll in Furniture Sewing and a specialized ESOL class to improve English language skills.  For more information, please contact Eduardo Garcia, egarcia7@gtcc.edu or 336-334-4822, Ext. 55001.

Basic Photography G See the world through the lens of a camera and learn to create strong photographic images. This course is designed for students to learn about the basic mechanics of a camera and how each part is used to create quality photographs.

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AII = Aviation II VAR = Various Campuses J = Jamestown Campus HP = High Point Campus WMUMC = West Market United Methodist Church, Greensboro

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Rise to another level.

GTCC is built for times like these. With affordable tuition, available financial aid and an array of online, eLearning, hybrid and in-person course formats, this is more than a place for continuing education. GTCC is a local solution to an ever-changing economy and the challenge of making higher education attainable. Our full-time curriculum programs are designed to offer a variety of opportunities to help students earn the degree they need when and how they need them. GTCC is built for helping students succeed.

TAKING THE JOURNEY FURTHER Non-credit Continuing Education to Credit-Based Degree Programs Bridge the gap from non-credit continuing education courses to credit-based degree programs to elevate and maximize earning potential. GTCC offers ways to take the next step once continuing education coursework is complete. Here are a few examples of Quick Career programs that give students advanced standing in a variety of degree programs. For more information about how to go from non-credit continuing ed to credit-based degree programs at GTCC, visit us at gtcc.edu.

AVIATION MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

Successful completion of the Aviation Manufacturing Structures Assembly or Composite Program can provide advanced standing in the Aerostructure Manufacturing and Repair Technology program.

BASIC EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

Completing basic EMT training can lead into more advanced fields of study such as Emergency Medical Science (Paramedic) and other healthcare-related fields.

SHORT-TERM WELDING

Take the skills to work in a variety of manufacturing settings and then add the depth you need in the Welding Diploma program to make yourself a more well-rounded option for leadership roles.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

Start with workforce training. Once completed, use the program as a springboard to the associate degree program in Nursing or another health sciences field.

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BRINGING A BACHELOR’S DEGREE WITHIN REACH College Transfer and Co-Admission GTCC’s college transfer and co-admission programs allow students to access opportunities at four-year colleges and universities that line up with their academic and professional goals. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree can start their journey at GTCC! Transfer pathways in a variety of majors are available and course credits apply to all 16 UNC System universities. Plus, many private colleges also accept credit from GTCC. Students complete their associate degree and enter the university as juniors, making it very affordable to earn a bachelor’s degree. GTCC also offers two Co-Admission Programs in collaboration with local universities NC A&T and UNC Greensboro in a variety of majors. Qualifying students are admitted to both institutions at the same time, simultaneously enjoy benefits from both schools and save money on tuition making this a very economical option. Students pay lower community college tuition rates in the first two years of participation and then transition to NC A&T or UNCG to complete their junior and senior year. Additionally, students specifically interested in UNC Chapel Hill can apply to the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) at GTCC. For more information about how to go from continuing ed to curriculum programs at GTCC, visit us at gtcc.edu.

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For more information about the programs in this catalog, please visit gtcc.edu or call: – Personal and Professional Enrichment: 336-334-4822 Ext. 55021 – Workforce Training: 336-334-4822 Ext. 57001 – Adult Education: 336-334-4822 Ext. 53107 – Business and Industry: 336-334-4822 Ext. 57008 Workforce Training Scholarships are available. See GTCC’s Workforce Training Scholarship opportunities at gtcc.edu/workforce-training. Titan Link Services can lend a hand. Titan Link provides resources and information to assist with non-academic challenges such as housing, transportation, food insecurity, child care, and emergency loan, grant, or scholarship application access for GTCC. This assistance is available to all students with a demonstrated need. For information and eligibility, call 336-334-4822, Ext. 53029. A campus close to you. GTCC has six campuses and a Small Business Center to help provide access to continuing education and workforce training throughout Guilford County. GTCC - Main Campus 601 E. Main Street Jamestown, NC 27282 336.334.4822 gtcc.edu/workforce-training

Guilford Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 300334097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Guilford Technical Community College.

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