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2010 Schedule Fall

Continuing Education Classes, seminars, training and services, August through December

Public Safety Training State-approved classes for EMT, Fire & Rescue, Paramedic training See pages 7 & 8

Free Classes

Unemployed? Retraining? Need new business strategies? Great selection of free classes & seminars available! See pages 10-19

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Vice President’s Message, Contact Information


he mission of the Continuing Education Division of Piedmont Community College is to serve as a catalyst for economic development by providing citizens within the College’s service area with quality programming that identify and deliver educational programs and training that meet the educational needs for professional and personal development and to provide training for area businesses, industries, and governmental agencies. Continuing Education provides education and training through five program areas. These are Adult Basic Skills, Human Resources Development, Customized Training Programs, Occupational Extension, and the Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center/Small Business Center.

Doris Carver Vice President, Continuing Education

To be competitive in today’s economy, the best jobs require the best training. Piedmont Community College and its faculty and staff are committed to meeting the challenge of providing the best education and training. We welcome you to explore the many opportunities awaiting you at Piedmont Community College.

Who to Contact Person County Campus: (PCC): (336) 599-1181* Caswell County Campus (CCC): (336) 694-5707 *Extensions are PCC unless otherwise noted. Adult Basic Skills/GED Adult Basic Skills-General Information Adult Basic Skills-General Information American Heart Association BioWork Business Dev. and Entrepreneurship Center Customized Training Program Ed2Go Classes EMT/Paramedic Training GED – General Information GED – General Information GED – Online General Information Human Resources Development (HRD) HRD – General Information HRD – General Information Nurse Aide I & II (CCC) Nurse Aide I Refresher Occupational Extension and Personal Interest Occupational Extension and Personal Interest Online Medical Classes Small Business Center Vice President, Continuing Education Truck Driving Program-SAGE Truck Driving Program

Debra Harlow, ext. 270 Sylvia Gault, ext. 268 Lori Watlington, ext. 238 (CCC) Leslie Crumpton, ext. 407 Debra Seamster, ext. 290 Randy Reynolds, ext. 293 Debra Seamster, ext 290 Tracey Brandon, ext. 293 John Wilson, ext. 419 Sylvia Gault, ext. 268 Lori Watlington, ext. 238 (CCC) Pat Warren, ext. 229 (CCC) Lola Poteat, ext. 216 Angela Webb, ext. 240 Jeanette Godsey, ext. 241 Judy Newcomb, ext. 247 (CCC) Lori Watlington, ext. 238 (CCC) Lola Poteat, ext. 216 Lola Poteat, ext. 216 Phyllis Gentry, ext. 269 Lola Poteat, ext. 216 Tracey Brandon, ext. 293 Randy Reynolds, ext. 293 Doris Carver, ext. 214 Mary Jane Robbins, ext. 288/289 Debra Seamster, ext. 290

Programs, Services, Training


Piedmont Community College offers a broad selection of training, computer, professional development, and general interest classes. The College is committed to offering lifelong learning opportunities that afford you the venue for meeting your personal and professional goals.

Programs and Services: • Adult Basic Skills • Business Development • Career Advisement and Counseling • GED and GED Testing • English as a Second Language

• Financial Educational Assistance for Unemployed • Online Learning Opportunities • Professional Development • Resume and Job Search • Workforce Development

Training Opportunities: • Assistance for Industry and Education °Work experience/On the Job Training °Professional Development/Training for Employees °Customized Training • Computer Training °Computers for New Users/Beginners °Microsoft Excel and Word °PowerPoint °Searching on the Internet • Customer Service °Ed2Go classes • Free Classes °GED °HRD (must meet eligibility) • General Interest °Beginning Spanish °Cake Decorating-The Wilton Way °Concealed Carry/NRA Basic Pistol °Digital Photography °Spanish for the Workplace °Sign Language • Health Care and Sciences °Advanced Cardiac Life Support °CPR/First Aid °CPR for Health Care Providers

°Geriatric Aide °Nursing Aide I and II °Nursing Aide I Refresher °Medical Coding °Medication Technician °Monitor Technician • Other Certification and Professional Development °Effective Teacher Training °Notary Public °Vehicle Safety Inspections (N.C.) • Proprietary Programs °Ed2Go-Over 250 courses °JER-over 1,000 courses • Public Safety Training °Law Enforcement In-Service °Emergency Services Training • Emergency Medical Technician • Paramedic °Fire and Rescue Training • Forcible Entry I/II • Ventilation I/II • Overhaul I/II • Hazardous Materials Responder • Transportation °Truck Driving – CDL Class A and Class B

Schedule Abbreviations PCC = Person County Campus, 1715 College Dr., Roxboro CCC = Caswell County Campus, 331 Piedmont Dr., Yanceyville BDEC = Business Development & Entrepreneurship Center, 105 N. Main St., Roxboro WTC = Workforce Training Center, 303 S. Morgan St., Roxboro PMH = Person Memorial Hospital • VFD = Volunteer Fire Department CCGO = Caswell County Government Offices CJCC = Caswell JobLink Career Center


Professional & Career Classes

Professional and Career Development To register for any of the following courses, please contact the Continuing Education Office at (336) 599-1181, ext. 403 or 269 for Person County classes or Lola Poteat (336) 599-1181, ext. 216 for Caswell County classes. To register for classes in person for Person County, come to the Continuing Education Office, located on the Person County Campus, Building E, suite E120 or see Lola Poteat in Building A for Caswell County classes.

Allied Health Care Training


Geriatric Aide Advanced training for Nurse Aide I. This course focuses on geriatric care with emphasis on person-centered care concepts, hydration, nutrition, mental health, dementia, behavioral challenges, pain management, palliative care and stress management. Upon completion, students are eligible for listing as a Geriatric Nurse Aide with the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry. Pre-requisite: Must be currently listed on the Nurse Aide Registry. Cost:$175 TBA – CCC (For more information, call Lola Poteat at (336) 599-1181) Medication Technician Training (2.4 CEU’s) This course provides training to unlicensed personnel in Adult Care Homes on how to properly administer medication to patients. The course prepares students to take the Medication for Unlicensed Personnel in Adult Care Homes Exam administered by the North Carolina Division of Facilities Services. Cost: $65 Session 1: Sept. 13-Oct. 7, Mon./Thur., 6-9 p.m., PCC Session 2: Nov. 8-11, Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., CCC Monitor Technician Training (2.4 CEUs) Basic instruction on how to interpret basic cardiac rhythm strips. Cost: $65 Session 1: Sept. 27-30, Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., CCC Session 2: Oct. 18-Nov. 11, Mon./ Thurs., 6-9 p.m., PCC Nurse Aide Level I (14.0 CEUs) This course will prepare you to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, you will be eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide Level I by the NC Division of Facility Services. Cost: $175, plus required textbook Session 1: Aug. 19-Oct. 7, Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., CCC Session 2: Aug. 20-Nov. 13, Fri. & Sat., 5-9 p.m. and Sat. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., CCC Session 3: Oct. 18-Dec. 7, Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-2 p.m., CCC Nurse Aide Level II (16.8 CEUs) Nursing Assistant II course prepares you to perform more complex skills for patients or residents regardless of the setting. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, you will be eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the NC Board of Nursing. You must be a high school graduate or have a GED. PREQUESITE: Listed in NC as Nursing Assistant I. Cost: $175, plus required textbook Session 1: Aug. 24-Dec. 10, Tues./Thurs./Fri., 5:15-9:15 p.m., CCC

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Nurse Aide Level I Refresher & Competency Evaluation (2.4 CEUs) This course prepares students whose listing on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry has expired and students who are listed on the Nurse Aide Registry in another state to take the NC Nurse Aide I Competency Examination. Students must bring written documentation of registry listing, a picture ID and a signed Social Security Card to the first class meeting. The course consists of a review of basic NAI information and skills practice. Information on the state written and skills testing may be found at Cost: $65 Session 1: Oct. 23-Nov. 13, Sat., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., CCC Session 2: Nov. 15-Dec. 13, Mon./Thurs., 6-9 p.m., PCC

American Heart Association Courses Advanced Cardiac Life Support (one day recertification). Cost: $50 Session 1: Aug. 18, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., PMH Session 2: Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., PMH Session 3: Dec. 15, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., PMH CPR for Healthcare Providers (AHA) Instruction will be provided for 1- and 2- person Rescuer CPR on adults, children and infants. This course fulfills the BLS course requirement for entry into Associate Degree Nursing and other medical training programs. Cost: $50 Session 1: Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Prospect Hill VFD Session 2: Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Ceffo VFD Session 3: Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., PCC S100 Session 4: Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., PCC S100 Session 5: Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., PCC S100 Session 6: Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., PCC S100 CPR/ First Aid This course provides instruction in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for infants, children, adults and first aid techniques and applications to treat minor injuries. The registration fee is waived for North Carolina public school employees. Cost: $65 Session 1: Sept. 14 and 16, Tues. & Thurs., 5:30-8:30 p.m., PCC Session 2: Oct. 12 and 14, Tues. & Thurs., 5:30-8:30 p.m., CCC Pediatric Advanced Life Support (one day recertification) Cost: $50 Session 1: Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., PMH Session 2: Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., PMH


Professional & Career Classes

Computer Classes Are you looking for an ideal job, trying to advance your present career, or want to know more about using a computer for fun? Learn invaluable computer skills by signing up for a class now! Be competitive! For more information, contact the Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center by calling (336) 599-0032, e-mailing, or visiting our website at for Person County classes and contact Lola Poteat at (336) 599-1181, ext. 216 or by e-mail at for Caswell County classes. Computers for New Users/Computers for Beginners (2.4 CEU’s) This course is designed for the brand new computer user. It will introduce you to the parts of a personal computer and some common computer terminology. You will learn general concepts that will help you work in a Windows environment on the computer. You will also practice using a mouse and keyboard. You will also learn the basics of sending, receiving, and replying to email messages using a webmail account. No prior computer knowledge is needed for the class, but a USB flash drive is required. Cost: $65, plus textbook Session 1: Sept. 7-Oct. 26, Tues., 6:30-9:30 p.m., BDEC Session 2: Sept. 12 – Oct. 3, Sat., 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., CCC Session 3: Sept. 21 - Nov. 9, Tues., 9 a.m.-12 noon, BDEC Microsoft Excel 2007—Introductory (1.8 CEUs) Need to solve numerical problems? Track numerical data? Excel is the program for you! Excel is an electronic spreadsheet. In the Excel class, we’ll introduce you to the terminology concepts and practical uses of an electronic spreadsheet. You’ll learn how to set up a basic spreadsheet, perform calculations using formulas and functions, and format the output for presentation purposes. Students taking this class should have a working knowledge of the computer keyboard and mouse. A USB flash drive is required. Cost: $65, plus textbook Session 1: Oct. 10-24, Sat., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., CCC Session 2: Nov. 2-Dec. 7, Tues., 6:30-9:30 p.m., BDEC Microsoft Word 2007 & Excel 2007—Introductory (2.4 CEUs) Introductory Microsoft Word 2007 and Excel 2007 combined into one convenient class. Topics covered will include creating, saving, and printing documents in Word, as well as, how to design and create effective spreadsheets in Excel. Students taking this class should have a working knowledge of the computer keyboard and mouse. A USB flash drive is required. Cost: $65, plus textbook Session 1: Sept, 13-Nov. 1, Mon., 6:30-9:30 p.m., BDEC Microsoft Excel—Intermediate (1.2 CEUs) Want to know more about Excel than you already do? Then, this class is for you. You will utilize and extend your knowledge of Microsoft Excel, continue to develop the skills necessary for worksheet creation and analysis, work with formulas and number formats in spreadsheet, create multiple-sheet workbooks, and use clip art and pictures for visual interest. You will also learn how to import work for another spreadsheet. A working knowledge of Excel is suggested. Session 1: Nov. 7-14, Sat., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., CCC Microsoft Word 2007 – Introductory (1.8 CEU’s) In this course you will learn the essentials of the most versatile word-processing program that allows you to create professional-looking documents and edit them with ease. With Microsoft Word you can develop various types of creative documents such as flyers, letters, and memos. Word 2007 has many new features to assist you with preparing your documents. This class will accommodate people

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who are new to word-processing or new to the 2007 version. A solid foundation in Windows, as well as a working knowledge of the computer keyboard and mouse is needed. Cost: $65, plus textbook Session 1: Oct. 5-28, Tues./Thurs., 6-9 p.m., CCC Searching on the Internet (1.8 CEUs) This course will introduce you to the World Wide Web for today’s more popular uses including terminology and the basics of browsing the web pages. While using a web browser, you will learn how to search for websites to aid in finding information quickly on the web. With these basic techniques you can learn how to search maps, information on different careers, medical information, and so much more. Sufficient amount of time for hands-on practice will be provided in this short course which doesn’t cover e-mail. A solid foundation in Windows and a working knowledge of the computer keyboard and mouse are needed. Cost: $65, plus textbook Session 1: Sept. 30-Nov. 4, Thurs., 9 a.m.-12 noon, BDEC Additional morning and afternoon computer classes will be offered at the Caswell County Senior Center on Mondays. Classes offered are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet and Printshop. Call Lola Poteat at (336) 599-1181, ext. 215 or by e-mail at for a current schedule.

Emergency Services Training EMS Education Courses The College offers EMS Education classes throughout the calendar year. Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedic level courses are all “Approved Courses” by the State of North Carolina, Office of Emergency Medical Services and have been designed to meet or exceed the National Standard Curriculum as developed by the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Safety Traffic Safety Administration, and the National EMS Standards. Emergency Medical Technician The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is a one-semester course designed to teach the skills necessary for one to acquire certification by the state of North Carolina as an Emergency Medical Technician. Through approximately 190 hours, which includes traditional didactic lectures, hands-on skill labs, and field internship on local EMS units, the student is prepared to meet the challenges associated with the response and care for the sick and injured and taught how to recognize and stabilize medical and traumatic emergencies. Successful completion of EMT is a pre-requisite for the Paramedic Program. Cost: $175 Interested students must attend one of the following Orientation Sessions. Caswell County: Prospect Hill VFD, July 22, 6:30 p.m. Person County: Ceffo VFD, August 2, 6:30 p.m. The class dates are as follows: Session 1: Aug. 9 - Dec. 18, Mon./Thurs., 6-10 p.m., Prospect Hill VFD-Person County Session 2: Aug. 17- Dec. 18, Mon./Tues./Thurs., 6-10 p.m., Ceffo VFD-Caswell County Paramedic The Paramedic course is a five-semester program designed to teach the skills necessary for one to acquire certification by the state of North Carolina as a


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Paramedic. Through approximately 525 hours of traditional didactic lectures and hands-on skill labs AND approximately 400 hours of hospital clinical and EMS field internship, the student is prepared to meet the challenges associated with the response and care for the sick and injured at the ADVANCED life support level. Cost: $175 per semester Interested students must attend one of the following Orientation Sessions: Caswell County: CCC, Room K110, July 19, 6:30pm Person County: PCC, S100, November 9, 6:30pm Class Schedule Session 1: Aug. 16 – Dec. 15, Mon./Wed., 6-10 p.m., CCC-Caswell County Session 2: Jan. 4 – May 15, Tues./Thur., 6-10 p.m., WTC-Person County

Fire and Rescue Training Fire and rescue training courses are offered on demand at the request of local fire departments and rescue squads in Person and Caswell counties. The following Firefighter Level I/II Certification classes will be held at the Roxboro Fire Department on Monday and Wednesday nights, 7-10 p.m. Cost: $65 (Registration fee waivers may apply.)

Forcible Entry I/II: Aug. 23-Sept. 1 Ventilation I/II: Sept. 13-Oct. 4 Overhaul I/II: Oct. 18-20 Hazardous Materials Responder: Nov.-Dec. Dates TBA

Other Certification, Professional Development Classes Effective Teacher Training (3 CEUs) For pre-service teachers and in-service teachers who have never had the course. Activities are designed to enable educators to more effectively integrate research and practice. This course is recommended for new teachers, teachers’ aides, and substitute teachers. Cost: $65 Session 1: Sept. 20-Nov. 29, Mon., 6-9 p.m., CCC Notary Public To register for these two-day classes, please call (336) 599-0032, e-mail us at or visit our website www. Cost: $65, plus textbook Session 1: Aug. 10 & 12, Tues./Thurs., 6-9 p.m., CCC Session 2: Sept. 21 & 23, Tues./Thurs., 6-9 p.m., BDEC Session 3: Nov. 2 & 4, Tues./Thurs., 6-9 p.m., CCC Session 4: Dec. 7 & 9, Tues./Thurs., 6-9 p.m., BDEC Vehicle Safety Inspections (N.C.) This course is required for certification to perform safety inspections on motor vehicles according to the N.C. Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. Students must have a valid driver’s license. Cost: $65 Dates TBA Tues./Wed., 5:30-9:30 p.m., PCC

Truck Driving, General Interest and Just for Fun


Professional Truck Driver Training Program Why choose Piedmont Community College? • New career in as little as 5-weeks • One-on-one instruction for all over the road driving sessions • Individualized attention you need to succeed • Learn driving, vehicle maintenance and management • Nationally recognized training program • Rated #1 by • On-Site CDL Class A License Exam Financial assistance may be available to you. For an exciting career that takes you many places, call (336) 599-1818 now to learn more! See Page 12 for information about PCC’s CDL Class B Program.

General Interest and Just for Fun Beginning Spanish This beginning Spanish class will provide instruction on the basic vocabulary necessary to communicate effectively. This class is for students who have never had any Spanish. Session 1: Sept.-Nov., Dates/Days TBA, 6:30-8:30 p.m., PCC. Cost: $65 Cake Decorating – The Wilton Way You can learn to professionally decorate cakes for fun, family or profit. We’ll introduce you to basic decorating equipment, its uses and ways to make your cakes something to rave about. Students will learn to decorate cakes with a theme using the Wilton method of cake decorating. ALL MUST PAY. Cost: $65 Session 1: Sept. 21-Nov. 30, Tues., 7-9 p.m., PCC Concealed Carry/NRA Basic Pistol Class Course fulfills the requirements for obtaining a concealed carry permit. Instruction will be provided on the aspects of the North Carolina Concealed Carry-Handgun law as it applies to the rights of citizens. The fundamentals of safety and basic marksmanship will also be covered. ALL MUST PAY. Cost: $100 Session 1: Nov. 20, Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., PCC Digital Photography This course will provide instruction on basic digital photography, digital storage of images using digital processing and design considerations. Students should bring a digital camera to class. This is an ideal course if you wish to include digital photos in brochures, greeting cards, and email. ALL MUST PAY. Cost: $65 Session 1: Sept. 22-Dec. 1, Wed., 7-8:30 p.m., PCC Sign Language Learn to communicate with hearing /speech impaired individuals and understand the problems involved with deafness. This course is for you whether you are looking to use sign language in the workplace or just want to know signs for selfimprovement. Cost: $65 Session 1: Sept-Nov., Days TBA, 7-9 p.m., PCC


Adult Basic Skills

Adult Basic Skills (ABS) and GED Preparation Adult Basic Skills

Classes prepare you to earn a GED. Earning your GED can open doors to further education, careertechnical training, and/or employment.

Who’s eligible?

If you are a North Carolina resident and are at least 16 years old, you are eligible to enroll. Proper documentation must be presented at the intake session. To enroll in these classes, contact the campus nearest you.

Improve your skills in reading, writing and math for your education and workplace success! Classes and study opportunities Choose from on and off campus locations, day or evening classes, traditional or online classes, with beginning to high school levels in reading, writing, social studies, and science. Special Programs English as a Second Language (ESL)-for adults with limited English proficiency and whose primary language is not English. Family Literacy-for parents with young children. Enrollment Process Contact PCC’s ABS office to schedule your enrollment/intake. Bring a government issued photo I.D. and your social security card. Enrollment ends Oct. 14, except for online classes, which ends Nov. 18. SCHEDULE begins Aug. 19. Online begins Aug. 11. Cost: Free.

Testing • Offered at Person and Caswell County campuses • Official GED Practice Test and Casas required • Day and evening test schedules; weekend schedules as needed • Free GED study and official Practice test Cost for GED Test: $7.50

Referrals to other College departments Students may be referred to basic employability skills (HRD) and curriculum programs. A FREE college course is offered to GED grads! ABS Fall Classes begin Aug. 19 and end Dec. 18 Last day for Intake and Placement session is Oct. 14 for all ABS classes, except online courses.

Distance Education/Online Basic Skills and GED Prep Enrollment closes Nov. 18. Minimum participation required is 6 hours per week Cost = FREE.

Adult Basic Skills


ABS Winners!

Stanley Jollie of Timberlake selected as the winner of the 2009-2010 PCC Foundation One-year College Scholarship award. Jollie had one of the highest GED scores and plans to continue his education at PCC in Facilities Maintenance and/or Digitial Effects & Animation Technology programs. Jollie studied for the GED with his online instructor, Jill Strickland, in between working and caring for his family.

Mildred Speed is winner of the NC Community College Basic Skills Student of the Year for 2009-2010. Ms. Speed is a GED student at PCC. This award is presented annually at the NC Basic Skills and Family Literacy Conference.

ESL-English as a Second Language WHEN: Mon. & Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m. WHERE: Workforce Training Center, 303 South Morgan Street, Roxboro WHO: Foreign-born adults, ages 18 & older, who need to learn or improve reading, writing, speaking skills and listening in English. Cost: Free Call: (336) 599-1181, ext. 444

Adults & Children in Education (ACE) WHO: Parents or family members with young children, and who want to earn a high school equivalency. COST: Free WHAT: GED and Family focused sessions WHERE: Person County Earl Bradsher Preschool, Roxboro For more info., contact: PCC: (336) 599-1181, ext. 268 EBPS: (336) 599-7585, ext. 102

Caswell County Early Headstart Telamon, Yanceyville For more info., contact: PCC: (336) 694-5707, ext. 238 EHS: (336) 694-6942



Short Term Training PCC Introduces

The North Carolina Community College Initiative

JobsNOW “12 in 6” Looking for a new career? Get started NOW and learn a new skill in 6 months or less! All three components of the program are scheduled as a package and must be completed to obtain all certifications: • Orientation class including NC Career Readiness Certificate* • Skills Training (Green Carpentry, Weatherization or Class B Truck Driver) • Job Search class* *Orientation and Job Search classes are free for individuals who are unemployed or qualify as low income. Financial assistance, based on eligibility, may be available to assist individuals with the cost of the skills training component.

Choose a JobsNOW track that gets you excited and fits your training needs for a better future! Truck Driver – Class B CDL There are many career opportunities in logistics and distribution. Have you wondered what it would be like to be a truck driver? Get trained in a career that is going places! Class begins September 7 Green Carpentry Obtain training in entry level carpentry skills and learn how to use green processes in the carpentry field. Class begins in October Weatherization The federal government has dedicated American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to helping individuals make their homes more energy efficient. Learn how to perform weatherization techniques in carpentry and HVAC so that you can have the skills that are in demand in today’s economy. Class begins in November For more information call Jeanette Godsey at (336) 599-1181, ext. 241 or by e-mail at

Services for Job Seekers


Services for Job Seekers Need a job, a better job or a new career? The Human Resources Development (HRD) program specializes in serving individuals looking for work. This program operates in each county at the following sites: Workforce Training Center 303 S. Morgan St., Roxboro, NC (336) 599-4620

Caswell Joblink Career Center PCC’s Caswell Campus, Yanceyville, NC (336) 694-5707

The following services are provided to you at no charge: • Classes • WorkKeys Assessments • NC Career Readiness Certificate • Career Counseling • Financial Assistance for Continuing Education and Curriculum classes • Job Search Assistance • Resume Development • Basic skills improvement in Reading and Math through KeyTrain We also invite you to use our telephone, fax machine, and printer/copier for your job search needs.

We can help you! Free HRD classes are available at both the Workforce Training Center in Person County and the JobLink Career Center in Caswell County if you meet the following requirements: • Unemployed • Received a notice of lay-off • Low Income These free classes, offered through HRD, provide training in computer skills, life skills, career exploration and job search techniques. Contact the phone numbers listed above to start upgrading your skills for the new workforce! See page 15 for the list of free HRD classes!


Services for Job Seekers

Have you always dreamed of a new career? Maybe you just need to sit down and talk to someone that knows how to get you started. Talk to a professional career counselor, located at each HRD site, who can help you take that first step to re-employment or better employment.

Showcase your skills!

Earn your North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate (NC CRC). This credential is recognized statewide and shows EMPLOYERS that YOU HAVE THE SKILLS necessary to be SUCCESSFUL in today’s workforce.

Need Financial Assistance with Training Costs?

HRD has a variety of programs that may assist with training expenses for eligible students. Take a look! You may qualify for financial assistance with books, tuitions, fees and more!

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) If you’ve been laid-off, had your work hours reduced, been dismissed from a job, or have never worked, you may qualify for financial assistance through this federally funded program. Funding is available to assist you in attaining your Certificate or Associate Degree training through curriculum and continuing education programs. This funding also assists with the training expenses for the JobsNOW programs at PCC. See page 12 for a list of these classes.

Project Skill-Up Worked in tobacco? Lost your main source of income and need to train for a new career? This special grant assists those negatively affected by the decline in the tobacco industry. To access these financial aid resources, individuals must be enrolled in HRD classes. Visit the Workforce Training Center in Roxboro, the Caswell Joblink Career Center in Yanceyville, or contact Jeanette Godsey at (336) 599-1181, ext. 241 or by email at to find out more.

Free Classes


Free Classes For individuals who are unemployed or qualify as low income, the following classes are offered free of charge. These courses are designed to upgrade your skills and to prepare you for the new world of work. If you need additional information or wish to pre-register for any of these classes, contact the following individuals: WTC: Jeanette Godsey at (336) 599-1181, ext. 241 Caswell Joblink: Judy Newcomb at (336) 694-5707, ext. 247 Keyboarding for the Job Seeker (39 hours) For individuals having little or no experience on a computer. Session 1: Aug. 23-Oct. 6, Mon./Wed., 1-4p.m. , WTC Session 2: Aug.23-Oct. 6., Mon./Wed., 1:30-4:30 p.m., CCC- Caswell Joblink Career Center Session 3: Oct. 11-Nov. 19, Mon./Wed., 1-4p.m., WTC

Computer Skills for the Job Seeker (30 hours) For individuals who know the keyboard but would like to learn how to use a computer more effectively in their job search efforts. Session 1: Aug. 23-Sept.27, Mon./Wed., 9-12 noon, WTC Session 2: Sept. 29-Nov. 1, Mon./Wed., 9-12 noon, WTC Ready for Work (30 hours) This computer based class prepares students in job search strategies, such as job applications, interviews, resumes, networking and other techniques vital to secure employment in today’s labor market. Session 1: Sept. 23-Oct. 26, Tues./Thurs., 9-12 noon, WTC Session 2: Oct. 11-Nov. 10, Mon./Wed., 1:30-4:30 p.m., CCC, CJCC KeyTrain Plus (up to 115 hrs. per semester) This class assists students with upgrading their basic skills in reading and math and other employer identified skills that are essential for success on the job. Attend class schedule that is convenient for you. Students may sit for WorkKeys Assessments, which may qualify individuals for the North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate. Many local employers require this certification for entry level employment. Session 1: Aug. 23-Dec. 9, Mon./Tues./Thurs., 9-12 noon, WTC Session 2: Aug. 23-Dec. 8, Mon./Wed., 9-12 noon, CCC, CJCC Anger Management (24 hours) This class teaches students how to successfully diffuse anger and negative emotions so that they can be successful in the workplace. Session 1: Sept. 14-Oct. 7, Tues./Thurs., 6-9 p.m., WTC

JobsNOW Classes: See page 12 for information on these free classes!


Free Business Seminars

Free Business Seminars The following classes will be held at either, the Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center (BDEC) in Roxboro, Piedmont Community College Person County Campus in Roxboro (PCC) or the Caswell County Government Offices (CCGO) in Yanceyville. For more information, directions or to register please visit our website at or call (336) 599-0032. Art Business 102 – Marketing for Artists This course will be an in-depth look at the many ways artists can market themselves and their work in their communities and beyond. Ways to tap existing connections and build a community of support will be discussed. The class will cover the many ways artists can easily build a low-cost, easy to maintain Web-site and how to use free social networking sites to create an online presence. There will also be a presentation about additional creative ways artists can use public relations to get some attention in the news! This program is being offered in partnership with the Visual Art Exchange. Session 1: Oct. 28, Thurs., 6-9 p.m. BDEC Biodiesel 101: What It Is and How It Is Made Come learn how the basics of biodiesel and how you can make it for yourself. We will also cover biodiesel markets and benefits, production technologies, quality control, distribution and storage issues. This seminar will also include a tour and demonstration of PCC’s biodiesel reactor. Session 1: Nov. 1, Mon., 6-8 p.m. PCC Getting Paid to Talk, Making Money with Your Voice This exciting workshop will explore voice over work for television, film, radio audio books and the Internet. You will learn all the basics, including how to prepare a demo and how to be successful and earn a great income in this exciting field. Session 1: Oct. 18, Mon., 6-9 p.m. BDEC Getting Started With Facebook Don’t have Facebook page? In this hands on session you will learn how to open your account, setup your profile, post pictures, connect with your friends and family and most importantly to control your privacy. Space is limited to the first 10 participants. You will need to bring a picture that you want to use as your profile picture on either a CD or flash drive. Session 1: Sept. 30, Thurs., 2-5 p.m. BDEC Getting to Yes - Unlocking Funding Resources for Your Small Business Need money to start or expand your small business? Come learn about the NC Rural Center’s Microenterprise loan program and other funding resources that may be available to you. You will learn where to go and what lenders are looking for. Session1: Oct 19, Tues., 6-9 p.m. CCGO Session 2: Dec 16, Thurs., 6-9 p.m. BDEC Greening Your Business Want to join the green wave sweeping the business world, but not sure where to start? Learn principles and practices to start your business on the path to becoming more sustainable by adopting a triple bottom line approach that addresses people, the planet, and profit. Discover assessment tools, hear about local businesses successfully embracing this approach, and develop an action plan. Session 1: Oct. 14, Thurs., 6-9 p.m. BDEC

Free Business Seminars


Google Local Business Center – Claim Your Listing! Did you know that Google provides a free business “Place Page” to all businesses? All you have to do is claim it. You don’t even need to have a business website to do this. Besides information about your business, you can also post coupons and event information. In this hands on seminar we work together to create your business “Place Page”. You will learn how to update it and understand the usage statistics they provide. Sign up fast! Space is limited to 10 participants. Session 1: Dec. 2, Thurs., 6-9 p.m. BDEC High Performance Building Systems Building materials and techniques that conserve energey and save you money. Creating the building envelope for your ultimate structure and/or dream home design. Session 1: Nov. 2, Tues., 6-9 p.m. BDEC How to Write an Effective Business Plan You will learn the ingredients of a winning business plan. We will cover: how to prepare your plan, doing your own market research, developing sales forecasts and breakeven analyses and preparing your marketing plan. Session 1: Dec. 6, Mon., 6-9 p.m. BDEC Making Your Business More Competitive Is your business earning all the money you would like? If not, you need to attend this program to learn how to examine your competitive strengths and weaknesses and use them to become more competitive and profitable. Session 1: Nov. 4, Thurs., 6-9 p.m. BDEC Make your advertising pay for itself Are you getting your money’s worth for your advertising dollars? If you don’t have a plan, the answers probably “No!” Come get solid tips to help make your advertising pay its own way. You will leave with the understanding, methods, planning guides and work sheets to assist you design ad programs and schedules that will improve your sales and profits. Session 1: Sept. 30, Thurs., 6-9 p.m. BDEC Natural Products Business: Growing Herbs and Native Plants Learn tips and techniques for growing herbs and native plants. Successful approaches for dealing with clay soils and using containers for your plants will be presented. You will learn uses, sources and procedures for annual, perennial and native plants propagation and growth. Session 1: Sept. 28, Tues., 6-9 p.m. BDEC Starting a Successful Business Are you thinking about starting your own business? Are you a new business owner who needs to make sure you’ve covered all the bases? Come learn critical information such as business planning, marketing, legal considerations, recordkeeping and taxes. Session 1: Nov 30, Tues., 6-9 p.m. CCGO Three for One Night “Change, Stress and Conflict” Popular speaker and author, Mike Collins will present a series of three fast paced, information packed seminars. “I Didn’t Sign On For This! Dealing With Constant Change in the Workplace” at 6 p.m., “Stress and Sanity” at 7 p.m. and “How to Deal With Jerks in the Workplace” at 8 p.m. Read the full descriptions on our website Come for one or come for all! Session 1: Oct. 21, Thurs., 6-9 p.m. BDEC


Free Business Seminars, BDEC

To Your Credit Come get a better understanding of your credit score. Learn how to read a credit report and correct mistakes. Find out what’s on a credit report and how it affects you. What information affects your credit score? You will leave with useful tips and resources to help you understand and improve your credit. Session 1: Nov. 18, Thurs., 6-9 p.m. BDEC Using Facebook for Your Business Enhance your online business presence by learning the basics of Facebook. Learn to create a great Profile and business Page that builds strong customer connections through text, photos and video. A website alone isn’t enough anymore, having a dynamic Facebook profile can put you ahead of the competition. Session 1: Oct. 7, Thurs., 6-9 p.m. BDEC


Let’s Get it Started–Small Business Quick Start

You have a great business idea. You want to get started right away. Don’t miss this seminar! This program will give you the jump start you need to get your business up and running quickly. You will leave the seminar with: • A quick (and thorough) Business Plan • Information on low cost business promotions - in some cases, free! • Essential financial spreadsheets on CD or loaded onto your own flash drive. • All the city, county and state forms (completed!) to get you legal fast! • Quick Reference Guide to local resources, banks & other money sources. • Federal, state and local agency contact information that you can customize and use immediately. You can come in with a good idea and leave with (almost) everything you need to launch your venture, whether it’s a service business, retail, entertainment, construction, high tech, or any other field. We’ll briefly cover different legal structures, but this program is best suited for the sole proprietor. Other forms of ownership can take longer to establish.

Special Bonus for Participants! This program will be followed up with a 30-minute tele-seminar one week after the scheduled program. This call will be exclusively for seminar participants. We will focus on answering those start-up questions folks always seem to think of -the day after the seminar. Session 1: Sept. 16, Thurs., 6-9 p.m. BDEC PCC’s Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center – Here to help you and your business succeed. • One-on-one business counseling for start-ups Services offered by and existing businesses • Training and technical assistance in starting the Center include: a business • Seminars, workshops • Assistance with applications to the and courses on a wide NC Micro-enterprise Loan Program

variety of business topics • Referral to specialized advisors • A business resource library • ProfitCents Business Analysis

Need Space for Your Business? If your business has outgrown your kitchen table, or you are looking for a place to get started, our Business Incubator may be able to help. We provide office space at a reasonable rent. Included in that are business counseling and assistance as well as shared business services. To find out more call us at (336) 599-0032.

Be Your Own Boss, Ed2go


Are you ready to be your own boss? Find out if starting a business is for you by attending this two part series. During these sessions, you will learn what it takes to get started, and more importantly, what it takes to be successful. We will cover a wide range of topics including:

Be Your Own Boss Series

• What personal qualities and skills are needed to be successful • Finding a business idea that fits you • Evaluating a business opportunity • Will your business idea support you • Where to find funding • What a business plan is and why do you need one.

After completing these classes, you will be better able to decide if starting a business is for you. If it is, you will know what steps you need to take next and what resources are available to help you. No Charge. Sept. 21 and Oct. 5, Tues., 6-9 p.m. CCGO Education to go (Ed2go) for people on the go!

Piedmont Community College offers you the opportunity to take a variety of classes online at your convenience at Strengthen your employment and knowledge skills with online learning. All you need is access to the Internet, e-mail, and in some cases the appropriate software such as Word, FrontPage, or PowerPoint. Explore this website and select from over 250 course offerings. When you find a class that you are interested in taking, click “Enroll Now.” It’s that easy! Courses are 6 weeks long. Two lessons are available each week. Courses include multiple quizzes, assignments, exams, demonstrations, and exercises, giving you the kinds of hands-on, practical experience you’ll need. Additional information will be sent to you via e-mail after we receive your registration. Course costs start at $65 per course.


Green & Sustainable

Green and Sustainable The following classes will be held at either, the Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center (BDEC) in Roxboro, Piedmont Community College Person County Campus in Roxboro (PCC) or Online. For more information, schedules, directions or to register, please visit our website at or call (336) 599-0032. Greening Your Business Want to join the green wave sweeping the business world, but not sure where to start? Learn principles and practices to start your business on the path to becoming more sustainable by adopting a triple bottom line approach that addresses people, the planet, and profit. Discover assessment tools, hear about local businesses successfully embracing this approach, and develop an action plan. Session 1: Oct. 14, Thurs., 6-9 p.m., BDEC, Free Natural Products Business: Growing Herbs and Native Plants Learn tips and techniques for growing herbs and native plants. Successful approaches for dealing with clay soils and using containers for your plants will be presented. You will learn uses, sources and procedures for annual, perennial and native plants propagation and growth. Session 1: Sept. 28, Tues., 6-9 p.m., BDEC, Free Biodiesel 101: What It Is and How It Is Made Come learn how the basics of biodiesel and how you can make it for yourself. We will also cover biodiesel markets and benefits, production technologies, quality control, distribution and storage issues. This seminar will also include a tour and demonstration of PCC’s biodiesel reactor. Session 1: Nov. 1, Mon., 6-8 p.m., PCC, Free High Performance Building Systems Building materials and techniques that conserve energy and save you money. Creating the building envelope for your ultimate structure and/or dream home design. Session 1: Nov. 2, Tues., 6-9 p.m. BDEC Growing Vegetables Organically Learn the basics of organic gardening and see them demonstrated on a working farm. This course will teach you what you need to know to get started. You will learn how to set up beds, soil preparation, what to plant and when, watering, mulching, pest and weed control and more. By preparing in the fall, you will be ready for your early spring planting. The first session will be held at the BDEC and the second will be held at Abanitu Farm. Session 1: Oct. 19, Tues., 6-9 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., BDEC, Cost: $39 Going Green at the Workplace Learn how to position your business as a responsible environmental leader in a world of green consumers and carbon-conscious regulators. Explore ways to save energy, save money, and save the environment by making your building’s lighting, HVAC, and information systems more efficient. In addition, discover simple and cost-effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint by conserving water, using alternative transportation fuels and vehicles, and generating your own renewable energy on-site. Online class. Cost:$65

Green & Sustainable


Growing Plants for Fun and Profit This course is your practical guide to licensing, site preparation, equipment, how and where to find supplies, how to select and produce plants appropriate to your climate zone, how to produce quality material and, most importantly, how to market your product. Online class. Cost: $65 Achieving Solar - An Introductory Guide You will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of U.S. energy consumption and a detailed primer on today`s solar energy applications. The difference between solar thermal systems and solar photovoltaic (PV) applications and technologies will be clarified. Climate, geographic, and zoning considerations will be discussed. Finally, you will learn how to locate a contractor, and how solar can add value to a structure. This class is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit with the United States Green Building Council. Online class. Cost: $54 Choosing a Renewable Energy Installer Once you`ve made the decision to install either a solar or wind renewable energy system, what are the important questions to ask potential installers? This online class starts from the beginning by helping you locate installers, and discusses important considerations and characteristics to look for. Also, we will walk you through some of the installation considerations, including what you can do to help. Online class. Cost: $17 How to Adopt Green Practices In Business And Gain A Competitive Advantage Whether you are a business owner, office manager, HR manager, business professional or “green-team” project leader who wants to know how to get started with a sustainability program, this comprehensive course will give you the results you want. Unlike other sustainability courses, it includes how to effectively market and advertise your green practices. As an added bonus, you will receive an extensive workbook so you won`t have to spend hours at a time in front of the computer and forms to help you work in green teams. It will provide you with exercise, activities and forms to help you work on your own or with your green team. Online class. Cost: $111 Developing Green Buildings Get the knowledge to excel as a green professional in the new economy. Acquire an introduction to sustainability and how it lays the foundation for a deeper understanding of the green building process. When you successfully complete this course you will be eligible and prepared to sit for the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate exam. This course, provided by the U.S. Green Building Council, includes: • Access to the USGBC Core Concepts and Strategies online course and other selected USGBC presentations and webinars • Discussions facilitated by USGBC LEED Faculty™ who are LEED Accredited Professionals with years of experience in LEED and green building. • Electronic version of the USGBC Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide • Electronic version of the USGBC LEED Green Associate Study Guide This course is for anyone who wants more than a basic understanding of sustainability and green building concepts, including those directly involved in green building projects, and those pursuing the LEED Green Associate professional accreditation. Online class. Cost: $695


Online Programs

Online Programs Train for a Healthcare Career Entirely Online! Train for a new career as a Medical Transcriptionist or Medical Coder and Biller from the comfort of your home. These programs are offered through our partnership with Career Step, the leader in online medical training. Everything you will need to complete these programs is included in the low tuition price. Medical coding and billing professionals are responsible for ensuring that physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities are reimbursed for their services. Medical coders translate medical records into the standardized numeric codes used to bill patients and third-party payers, such as Medicare and insurance companies. Medical transcriptionists type the audio dictations of doctor-patient interactions, creating the reports that make up patients’ medical records. Medical transcription offers you the opportunity to have a real at-home-career in the growing medical industry! While new classes start each month, space is limited so be sure to sign up early For more information please visit our website at or call (336) 599-0032. JER Online In collaboration with JER Online, Piedmont Community College now offers online career training courses designed to provide the skills necessary for today’s high demand occupations. The JER Online program features high quality instructor-led as well as self-directed online courses and certificate programs. Choose a course of study from our catalog of over 1000 courses. Enroll today at e-REAL If you looking to start or expand a business, but can’t commit to weekly classroom sessions, then e-REAL is for you. e-REAL is the online version of the Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning Course. This program will help you to start, or expand and improve a business. It will cover topics such as selfassessment, market research, competitive analysis, financial feasibility, business plan essentials, legal structures, targeting the customer, taxes and licenses, and computerized financial analysis. Sept. 13-Dec 6; $120 plus textbook (Online) Trump University – We Teach Success Piedmont Community in cooperation with JER Online, is proud to offer the Trump University online program for business education and professional development. The Trump University courses are designed by experienced faculty for immediate real world application in five key areas: • Entrepreneurship • Marketing • Real Estate • Personal Assessment • Wealth Creation These courses offer smart content, a thriving online community and a “learn by doing” approach to success. To learn more about these courses please visit us at

General Information


What are Continuing Education Courses? Continuing Education courses at Piedmont Community College are designed to provide citizens with opportunities to develop their academic and occupational potential to the fullest. Courses are also offered to stimulate the creative interests of students. Continuing Education courses can vary in length from one day to several months.

Registration Registration is open to anyone at least 18 years of age or older. Individuals who are 16–17 years of age may enroll with written permission from their parent/ guardian and the principal of the high school they are attending Registration may be completed in person, by mail or by phone. See specific “how to register” information in each program area listing. Registration for minors in Adult Basic Skills requires parent/guardian, the superintendent, and the principal’s written permission.

Fees We encourage the payment of the registration fee prior to the first class to hold your space; however, fees can be paid at the first class session. Some courses have a limited enrollment and are filled on a first-paid basis. Occupational Extension registration fees vary according to the length and type of course. Fees are 0-24 hours, $65; 25-50 hours, $120; 51+ hours, $175. Fees for other courses vary. Piedmont Community College waives tuition for one Continuing Education class per semester for persons 65 years or older who are NC residents. If a senior citizen takes a self-supporting class, he/she must pay for the class. The registration fee for fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel may be waived for enrollment in emergency service courses.

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Refunds for Continuing Education courses are made as follows: 100% if requested before a course begins or if the course is cancelled; 75% if requested after a course begins but before 10% of the total course meetings.

Course Repeats State regulations require that students who take the same job-related course more than twice in a five-year period must pay additional charges for the course unless they are required to repeat the course for certification or license renewal.

CEU Credits Policy guidelines from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools determine that any continuing education course may be taken for CEUs. In order to receive CEUs, successful completion of the course is required. One CEU is awarded for every 10 hours of class.

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Fall 2010 Continuing Education Schedule  

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