Administrative Assistant Skills
This course will help you discover and master the essentials of managerial and staff support, information and records management, communications technology, travel and meeting coordination, space planning, and office ergonomics. You will become an indispensable member of your team by identifying opportunities and implementing solutions to turn your office into a high productivity machine. Textbook: “The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook”.
Course Fee: $180–Materials Fee: $10–Book Fee: $25
Bank Teller Training
Course designed for persons interested in becoming bank tellers and cashiers. Topics include processing transactions, cash balancing, bank services, bank security, and customer service. BB&T and Sound Bank promise to interview all graduates! (Interview does NOT guarantee employment.) Curriculum has been approved by the American Institute of Banking.
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: $72 (available in class)
10-21-2019 M/W 6 – 9 pm, 12 sessions, Western Carteret Library, Rm. 3&4, Cape Carteret location
Professional Bookkeeping Certificate
Get three in one! First, learn the principles of double-entry bookkeeping and master the basics of preparing financial statements. Analyze business transactions, prepare end-of-period worksheets and financial statements. Learn about adjusting and closing entries, accounts receivable/payable, specialized journals and ledgers. Second, learn about payroll accounting, income tax and sales tax, payroll taxes, deferred compensation arrangements, cafeteria plans, taxable and non-taxable benefits, payroll reporting requirements and payroll management. Third, you’ll pull this all together using Quickbooks, a professional accounting system. Textbook: “Schaum’s Outline of Bookkeeping” and “Quickbooks 2015/2016 Complete”.
Course Fee: $180–Book Fee: $203
Certified Pool and Spa
This course introduces the North Carolina Swimming Pool regulations. Students will understand swimming pool calculations, chemistry, and filtration. This course is designed for individuals having responsibility for maintenance and operation of a swimming pool. Note: Must bring check payable to the National Swimming Pool Foundation for $30. Prepayment required.
Course Fee: $70–Book Fee: $50 (available in class)–Total $120 plus separate $30 check for NSPF
Human Services Exploration: DSS Caseworker (Phase 1)
This course is the first of a two part training program designed to provide the skills needed to start a career in Human Services with an emphasis on employment with the NC Department of Social Services (DSS). Gain entry level skills required to become a DSS employee, as well as interview and resume skills, job search and workplace success skills, and customer service skills.
Course Fee: $125 (Call 252-222-6200 to see if you qualify for a fee waiver)–Testing Fee: $30–Book Fee: none
Income Maintenance Caseworker (Phase 2)
This course is the second of a two part training program designed to provide the skills needed to start a career in Human Services with an emphasis on employment with the NC Department of Social Services (DSS). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Human Services Exploration course.
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: none
10-30-2019 M/W 6 – 9 pm, 16 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 315
This course serves as an introduction to entry-level landscaping with an emphasis on using materials native to Carteret County and eastern North Carolina. Students will learn how to create and maintain landscapes and hardscapes, learn about turfgrass, native grasses, shrubs and trees. Weed, pest and disease identification will be covered along with pest-control strategies. Safe operation of hand tools, power tools and other equipment will be taught along with training in sales, pricing and other aspects of the business to include customer communication and employment skills.
Course Fee: $180–Insurance Fee: $0.55–Book Fee: none
09-24-2019 T/Th 6 – 10 pm, 27 sessions, McGee Bldg., Rm. S3
Local Government Finance
This course is intended to meet the NC Department of the State Treasurer standards for the core duties of finance operations in local government units. Topics include overview of local government finance and accounting, GS 159, the role of a finance officer, pre-audit and budget processes. This course must be taught with the NC Department of the State Treasurer approved curriculum.
Course Fee: $180–Book Fee: none
Fall 2019 Thursday 4:30 – 7:30 pm, 14 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. TBA
Personal Trainer (ACSM)
Course helps you prepare to become a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Learn how to implement training plans using well developed programming methods to enhance muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, and more. The instructor is a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, AFPA Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, NAMPFT Personal Trainer, Madd Dog Athletics certified, and has a Masters in the Science of Sports Medicine. This is a hybrid course so students must have internet access.
This class meets Monday through Friday the first week, then Wednesdays, 6 – 9 pm each week including the last Saturday of each month from 8am-5pm. This is a HYBRID class, which means that there is some classroom training and then there is training outside of the classroom online over the internet. Students should have regular access to the internet to take the class and should expect to spend 6 hours per week outside of the regular classroom completing online instruction.
Course Fee: $180–Insurance Fee: $0.55–Book Fee: $85
Professional Wedding and Event Planning
From creating event concepts and planning ceremony details to handling vendor contracts, learn the professional processes used to make a couple’s dream wedding or any special event or party a success. Includes practice assignments geared toward starting a business in the industry. Develop items including client contracts, service packages, and client profiling forms that can be put to use immediately in your new career. Templates and real-life examples. Students that successfully complete the training will also have the opportunity to intern for hands-on experience in wedding and special event planning. Instructor, Rachel Garton is a Certified Professional Wedding Coordinator and has been a part of the wedding industry of the Crystal Coast since 2002. Rachel began her business in Carmel, California in 1998.
Course Fee: $180–Book Fee: none
Social Media Strategy and Management
Make your business stand out by learning one of the most effective ways to increase customers and promote business. Regardless of what service or product you bring, social media is a powerful tool to utilize. This course will give you the tools necessary to plan and implement successful marketing strategies on all social media platforms. Textbook: “Social Media Strategy: Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations in the Consumer Revolution 2nd Edition.”
Course Fee: $125–Book Fee: $30
10-10-2019 T/Th 6 – 9 pm, 16 sessions, Wayne West Bldg., Rm. 317