BCCC Briefs: Jan. 14-15, 2017

Published 5:14 pm Friday, January 13, 2017

These classes at Beaufort County Community College can help students start a new career in real estate, culinary arts or forklift driving or learn a language to help at a current workplace. To register, call 252-940-6375 or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu.


Real Estate Broker Pre-Licensing Course

This introductory-level real estate principles and practices course emphasizes real estate brokerage law and practice. The primary objectives are to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to act as a licensed real estate broker in a manner that protects and serves the public interest and to prepare students for the real estate license examination.

Major topics addressed in this course include basic real property law, property taxation, land use controls, environmental hazards, brokerage relationships and practices, real estate contracts, real estate financing, closing a real estate sale transaction, real estate valuation, fair housing laws, landlord and tenant issues, property management, federal income taxation of real estate, basic house construction, basic real estate investment, the North Carolina Real Estate License Law and North Carolina Real Estate Commission Rules and Trust Account Guidelines. This $180 class will begin Jan. 21 and take place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Forklift Training

This class is based on the National Safety Council’s Forklift Training Program.

Students will review forklift operation, inspection and safe use. Students will learn how to inspect the truck and how to determine lift limitations. Students will discuss the center of gravity and its role in safe load lifting. They will demonstrate proper use by completing an obstacle course, along with an inspection. A textbook is included in the cost and comes with a certificate and wallet card from NSC. Classes are held at the Beaufort County Skills Center located at 705 Page Road in Washington. This class takes place Jan. 21 and costs $77.25.


Introduction to Conversational Spanish

This introductory course will prepare students to communicate with Hispanic coworkers, customers, friends or family. Course content will include basic greetings, vocabulary and individual phrases students will translate. This class will also introduce students to basic grammar concepts. At the end of this class, students will be able to greet people talking about themselves and understand the basics. Students should bring a small, three-ring binder. This class will run on Thursdays starting Jan. 26 from 6-8:30 p.m.


American Sign Language

This course will cover the basic history, terminology and interpretation in different arenas for American Sign Language. At the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and ability to have basic conversation with the deaf community. This course will run on Mondays from 6-9 p.m. starting Jan. 30.


Culinary Arts

This introductory course will include topics such as sanitation, basic kitchen layouts, personal protection equipment, basic knife skills, basic menu planning, measuring and food prep and ServSafe certification. Upon completion, students will have the basic skills required for entry-level employment opportunities in the retail food services industry. This $281.25 course will be offered in the daytime and the evening. A daytime class will begin Feb. 7 and run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.