BCCC Briefs: Sept. 9, 2017

Published 3:54 pm Friday, September 8, 2017


These classes are available through Beaufort County Community College’s Continuing Education Division. To register or for more information, call 252-940-6375 or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu. Ask to join the mailing list for the latest updates.

Working Smart

Working Smart is a five-module curriculum, including: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Work Ethics, Communication Skills and Problem-Solving Skills. This class prepares prospective job seekers for employment and equips individuals currently in the workforce seeking new opportunities. Individuals who complete the training receive a program certification. This class costs $75, though fee waivers are available for qualifying individuals. Classes will begin Monday and take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon.


The Pamlico River Quilters’ Guild and instructor Debby Hodges have made this class a great success. It now includes eight sessions to give beginning quilters more experience under Hodges’s guidance. Students will learn the basics of cutting, piecing, sewing seams and quilting. Hodges will address fabric choices and color combinations as students produce wonderful sampler quilts. The class will include a visit to a local quilting shop. The $55 class will begin Thursday and take place at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Book and supplies list are available upon registration.

Culinary Arts

Instructor Paul Cyr has improved this class with guidance from local restaurateurs and his extensive background running East Carolina University’s food service. Students will learn all the skills needed to work in an industrial kitchen, including knife skills, cooking techniques, sanitation, station management and working with menus and recipes. Students will cook during every session. Of the students in the previous class, four are now working in the food service industry, two of them full-time. Students can opt to take the preceding ServSafe in addition to Culinary Arts class and have their ServSafe class fee waived. This class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 19 to Oct. 26. The fee is $281.25, and it will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn to Play Guitar

Students can dust off that guitar that’s been sitting around and finally learn to play. This class is also great for those who want to refresh the skills they have not used recently. With Churchill Hodges’s guidance, students will be picking and strumming in no time. Hodges will teach the major and minor chords and how to move between them. Students can choose their favorite playing style, whether it is using a flat pic or finger picking. Various types of music such as folk, southern rock, blues, contemporary Christian, rock and bluegrass will be addressed, and each session will include group and individual instruction. This $55 class takes place on Thursdays at 6 p.m. starting Sept. 21.


As the restaurant industry’s preeminent food safety training program, ServSafe is recognized by most federal, state and local jurisdictions. Effective training makes an entire operation more efficient and profitable. The class will give students a better understanding of health department regulations and make them a more desirable candidate for employers. A textbook is required for this class. It takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 3-17. The fee is $70, but can be waived for students taking the Culinary Arts class.



The following classes are available at the Washington County Center in Roper through the Continuing Education Department at BCCC. To register, call 252-940-6375 or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu. If participants need transportation to class, they can schedule a ride with Riverlight Transit by contacting Shonita Gibson, transportation coordinator, at 252-793-4041, ext. 255, or by email at ShonitaG@wcchs.org.

Bullet Journaling – The Analog System for the Digital Age

The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization and time management tool. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. This course introduces the bullet journaling time and task management system. Combine your planner, task list and time management program into one powerful system that will blast you through your day without breaking a sweat. The class will provide materials for students to use in class, and they will leave with their own new Bullet Journal. This $15 class will take place Oct. 3 from 6-9 p.m.

Microsoft Office

This four-week course will teach students about the software of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Word will be taught during the first week. Students will practice creating, editing and saving MS Word documents. The second session will show students how to create dynamic slide presentations in PowerPoint. They will learn how to include animation, narration and images in a presentation. The third session will provide tips on how to store, organize and analyze information in Microsoft Excel. Get help organizing and calculating data. Microsoft Access will be taught in the final class. It is a database creation and management program, and students will become familiar with the differences between data management in Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel. This $75 class will take place on Thursdays between 6-8 p.m. starting Oct. 5.

iPhone/iPad Workshop

Kisha Norman will provide the basics and more in this popular Apple devices workshop. Bring your own iPhone or iPad so you can learn on your own device. We will address security features, apps, upgrades and basic skills to help you get the most from your personal technology. Norman will make sure no student leaves with unanswered questions. The class size is limited to ensure plenty of individual attention. This $20 class will take place Oct. 10 from 6-9 p.m.

Android Workshop

This class has been expanded to include more instruction and more individualized guidance. The class size is limited to make sure that everyone gets the information he needs. Students should bring their own Android phone or tablet and enjoy learning the best features to employ. Kisha Norman will teach about apps, security settings, setup options, photo sharing and entertainment features. She will have plenty of time to address your needs, and students will leave feeling more confident with their Android device. This $20 class will take place Oct. 17 from 6-9 p.m.

Holiday Party Foods

There will be a party at the Washington County Center. Students in this class will enjoy tasting and learning to make five do-ahead party dishes. They will go home with recipes and ideas to make their holiday events delicious, fun and easier to plan. The menu features: fig and blue cheese spread, fancy grilled cheese appetizers, burrata and pesto, curried mayo and crudités, tiramisu dip and chocolate truffles. This class will take place Nov. 6 from 6-9 p.m.