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BCCC Briefs, Feb. 16, 2014

Published 10:25pm Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Home lawn-care class offered

 

It may still be winter, but the grass on your lawn will soon be growing.

BCCC’s Division of Continuing Education will offer a class to help you take better care of your lawn and lawn-care equipment.

The course will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning March 4 and ending March 25, in Room 100 of Building 8A on the BCCC campus. The registration fee, including student insurance, is $46.25.

Instructor Thomas Rogers is an experienced landscaper who will teach students how to keep their push mowers, leaf blowers and weed eaters running smoothly. He will also demonstrate how to use this equipment safely and properly and avoid costly repair bills. Each student will be able to tune-up at least one piece of their own equipment in the BCCC shop.

Students may register by calling 940-6375 or in person in Room 802 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. BCCC accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks payable to Beaufort County Community College may be mailed to the attention of Eva Peartree, 5337 U.S. 264 East, Washington, NC 27889. For more information about the Community Service Program, contact Clay Carter at 252-940-6357.

For more information about other continuing education classes, visit BCCC’s website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/.

 

BCCC to offer safe driving classes

 

The Division of Continuing Education will offer the American Automobile Association-approved Arrive Alive class 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 8 in Room 822 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. The registration fee is $50 and nonrefundable once the class begins.

In this six-hour course, AAA-certified instructor Doris Daniel will cover practical strategies that will help students learn to drive defensively.

The class is designed for those who have received speeding tickets, need a refresher course in safe driving, need a training course for their work or want to improve their driving skills.

BCCC can customize this class for any business or non-profit agency that would like to host training for their drivers or employees.

For more information about BCCC’s Community Services Program, contact Director of Community Partnerships Clay Carter at 940-6357 or by email at clayc@beaufortccc.edu.

Students may register by calling 252-940-6375 or in person in Room 802 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. BCCC accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks payable to Beaufort County Community College may be mailed to the attention of Eva Peartree, 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, NC 27889.

For more information about other Continuing Education classes, visit BCCC’s website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned.

 

Real-estate course offered

 

The Division of Continuing Education will offer the real-estate update and elective course 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 25 and March 27 in the auditorium of Building 8 on the BCCC campus.

The registration fee is $65 per two-night course. The instructor is Bobby Roberson.

This course will satisfy the requirements for the annual renewal of agents’ real-estate licenses. Agents may take either class or both classes, depending on individual needs.

Students may register by calling 940-6375 or in person in room 802 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. BCCC accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks payable to Beaufort County Community College may be mailed to the attention of Eva Peartree, 5337 U.S. 264 East, Washington, NC 27889. For more information about the course, contact Lou Stout, director of Workforce Initiatives, at 940-6307.

For more information about other Continuing Education classes, visit BCCC’s website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/.

 

BCCC offers notary-public class

 

The Division of Continuing Education will offer notary public classes 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 18 and March 19 in the auditorium of Building 8 on the BCCC campus.

Various topics related to the duties of a notary public will be covered in the class. It is required for those wishing to become notary publics in North Carolina. Individuals should review the notary qualifications list on the N.C. Secretary of State’s website at www.secretary.state.nc.us/notary before registering for the class.

The registration fee for the class is $65. The required textbook, available in the BCCC bookstore prior to the class, is $27. The instructor is Jennifer Whitehurst.

Students may register by calling 940-6375 or in person in Room 802 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. BCCC accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks payable to Beaufort County Community College may be mailed to the attention of Eva Peartree, 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, NC 27889.

For more information about this class, contact Lou Stout, director of Workforce Initiatives, at 252-940-6307. For more information about other continuing education classes, visit BCCC’s Website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned.

 

Substitute-teacher training offered

 

The Division of Continuing Education will offer a class to prepare individuals to work as substitute teachers in the local public school system. The class runs from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 10 through March 13 in Room 829 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus.

Instructor Jane Rouse will provide students with information on learning expectations, time management, monitoring student interaction, classroom management and many other topics related to being a substitute teacher. The registration fee for the course is $70. A textbook, with an estimated cost of $33.50, can be purchased from the BCCC bookstore before the first night of class.

For more information about the class, contact Lou Stout, director of Workforce Initiatives, at 940-6307. Students may register by calling 940-6375 or in person in Room 802 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. BCCC accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks payable to Beaufort County Community College may be mailed to the attention of Eva Peartree, 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East, Washington, N.C. 27889.

For more information about other continuing education classes, visit BCCC’s website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/.

 

Basic-skills classes begin at new site

 

The Division of Continuing Education has begun basic-skills classes at a new site in Washington to make it easier for those who lack transportation to the college to attend classes elsewhere.

The classes are being offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Beaufort County Educational Technology Center, 820 N. Bridge St. Assessments and orientation for the new class began Monday and will continue to be offered by appointment.

The classes, taught by Angela Bostic, are available free of charge; however, in order to enroll in a basic-skills class, prospective students must take an assessment to determine the appropriate level of course material and participate in an orientation before beginning class.

The mission of the basic-skills program is to provide educational opportunities for adults 16 years or older who are out of school, who do not have a high school diploma or who lack sufficient mastery of basic education skills to enable them to function effectively in society.

The program provides educational opportunities for adults to improve their reading, writing, mathematics and communication skills through four major programs offered at BCCC: adult basic education, general educational development and English as a second language.

For more information about the new class or to schedule an assessment, contact Tony Taylor, basic skills director, at 940-6298; Penelope Radcliffe, basic skills assessment and retention specialist, at 940-6325, or Marion Porter, basic skills registration assistant, at 940-6299.

More information is also available on the BCCC website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/basic.htm.

 

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