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Content Literacy: Grades 6-12EDU-3200AHE1 available classes
Students must develop literacy skills in order to access, learn, and comprehend. With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers in all subject areas (science, mathematics, humanities, and technology) are becoming actively involved in literacy developme...
EPIC 30 Online Teaching CertificateSEF-3001BO21 available classes
This 30-hour professional development training concentrates on online pedagogy and universal design for learning (UDL) principles. Courses cover best practices in course navigation and design, online communication and collaboration, online assessments, UDL, pedagogy, andrago...
Grammar for ESLEDU-3002AE1 available classes
If English is your second language and you're headed to college, this course will teach you the principles of grammar and structure you'll need to succeed. The six-week, online course includes in-depth analysis of English grammar for intermediate-to-advanced ESL students. Th...
Merrill Ream Speed ReadingCSP-4000DFE1 available classes
Acclaimed speed reading expert will teach you how to save time by reading faster with better comprehension. Are you struggling to keep up with a flood of email, articles, reports, and books? Save yourself hours of time and increase your productivity by learning this effectiv...
SAT English Cram JamCSP-4000GZ22 available classes
Register now for this English-intensive SAT exam prep course. The course features in-person, small-group instruction from experienced faculty. Learn test-taking strategies, review content, and get personalized feedback in a small classroom setting. Each student will receive...
SAT Math Cram JamCSP-4000GY22 available classes
Register now for this math-intensive SAT exam prep course. The course features in-person, small-group instruction from experienced faculty. Learn test-taking strategies, review content, and get personalized feedback in a small classroom setting. Each student will receive a c...
Substitute Effective Teacher TrainingEDU-3002A36 available classes
Non-certified, substitute teachers - increase your daily pay in Wake County! Develop strategies for classroom management and delivering instruction as well as become familiar with NC school laws and administrative expectations throughout K-12. 100% attendance required. Go to...
Notary Public EducationSEF-7565121 available classes
Become a notary public in NC. Discuss the legal, ethical, and procedural requirements for notaries according to NC laws. The Office of the Secretary of the State of North Carolina trains, tests, qualifies, and commissions NC notaries. When you arrive for class, you must have...
Notary Public EducationSEF-3001O220 available classes
This course is approved by the Secretary of the State of North Carolina to train, test, qualify, and commission NC notaries. The course covers the legal, ethical, and procedural requirements for notaries based on North Carolina law.
Confidence Focused InterviewingHRD-3001AC23 available classes
Everyone has strengths and abilities, whatever their age, education, or income level – but few people know how to communicate those strong points to others! As a result, they may go unnoticed and remain unknown to colleagues, supervisors, and prospective employers. This cour...
Credible Leadership Module I (Online)CJC-5015AK42 available classes
Credible Leadership I is the first leg of an educational journey designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to leadership, ethics, character, supervision, communication and self-development. It also serves as a complete review if you have participated in other leadersh...
Explore a Career in Medical WritingSEF-7988E1 available classes
Take your first step toward a lucrative and rewarding career as a medical writer - no specialized or advanced degrees required! In this course, you'll learn about different types of medical writing; how to break into and succeed in the industry; and how to write effectively...
Exploring Information Technology & Cybersecurity CareersHRD-3004BO22 available classes
Regardless of the type of business, companies use computers to either enhance their products or improve their services. In this class, you will learn about high-demand computer and technology occupations with a focus on those involving Cisco, CompTIA, and Cybersecurity skill...
Pathways to a Real Estate Career: Exploring How to Start Buying, Selling & Flipping HousesHRD-3004BF21 available classes
Real estate is a flexible industry with unlimited income potential, and this course will help students explore how to become a real estate broker or sales agent. Students will learn about the education, licenses, certifications, and registrations needed to work in the field...
Safe CulturesEMS-4202L42 available classes
This is a continuing education course for Emergency Medical Technicians and Medical Responders. It covers crew resource management and safety issues that an EMS provider may face, along with how to approach safety situations appropriately.
Writing for ESLCSP-4000DIE1 available classes
Is writing in English a challenge? Many ESL learners have excellent educations, training, and skills in their native countries. However, their dreams of success elude them in English-speaking countries because they cannot write effectively in their new language. Learn whatt...
TEACCH School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education (T-STEP) ProgramCSP-4000FE2
This course provides transition support for individuals on the autism spectrum. It addresses skills and strategies required for success in post-secondary and employment settings, including organization and executive functioning, emotion regulation, and social skills.
ESL Teaching Certificate Student Learning ExperienceSEF-3001HC2
Learn how to teach adult ESL with the guidance of a mentor! Find out how to select topics that are level appropriate and adult-education focused, create lesson plans, organize practice activities, create needs/goals analyses, and conduct assessments. You’ll be placed in an E...
Microsoft PowerPoint for General Instructor TrainingCJC-5040O4
This course helps General Instructor candidates enhance their lesson plans with PowerPoint presentations, preparing them for the General Instructor Certification Class and meeting requirements established by the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission...
ACT Exam PrepCSP-4000GW2
Prepare for the ACT exam! Review content, learn test-taking strategies, and get personalized feedback from experienced faculty in a small group setting. Each student receives a copy of the ACT Prep Study Guide. For students ages 16 or older. *This course is available to ages...
Anger ManagementCOM-3711D4
This course teaches skills and techniques for handling one’s own anger – and provides tips and methods for dealing with anger in others. The course focuses on identifying the underlying causes of anger as well as specific patterns, situations, and anger “triggers” that are u...
Content Literacy: Grades 6-12EDU-3001KE
Learn practical strategies for incorporating reading, writing, and the other literacy skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards into your content area for adolescent students.
Creating a Classroom WebsiteEDU-3020DE
Learn how to create a website for your classroom! Find out how a website can make you a more dynamic and effective instructor.
Designing Effective Language Practice ActivitiesSEF-3001ET2
Experienced instructors know that the best lessons still need a little something extra! This course will give you tools for creating quick warm-ups, vocabulary reviews, and transitional activities. You’ll learn how to create a communicative language practice activity (from s...
Language Acquisition and Adult LearnersEDU-3002C2
An important part of ESL instruction is understanding how languages are learned. This course presents adult learning theory and theories of first and second language acquisition, comparing and contrasting them. It also examines how personal characteristics and social and sit...
Methods and Materials for Teaching English As A Second LanguageEDU-3002F3
This course presents various approaches, methods, and techniques for teaching English as a Second Language. It provides students with the theoretical underpinning to determine how these approaches can be used in an adult ESL classroom. The course includes lectures and teachi...
Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Grammar to English Language LearnersEDU-3002F2
English grammar can be a challenge – for both students seeking mastery and for instructors trying to explain rules and their exceptions. Whether you are tutoring, teaching overseas, or working in a community college, this course will give you the tools to become a successful...
SAT Exam PrepCSP-4000GV2
Register now for the SAT exam prep course, featuring in-person and small-group instruction from experienced faculty. Learn test-taking strategies, review content, and receive personalized feedback in a small classroom setting. Each student will receive a copy of the SAT Prep...
Science for the High School Equivalency Program Test Preparation [Spanish]CSP-4000H7
Este curso prepara a los estudiantes para la prueba de equivalencia al “High School” de Ciencias usando estratégias y técnicas que le asistirán de manera efectiva a completar el examen de Ciencias en español. Esta prueba es uno de los cuatro exámenes requeridos para para ob...
Social Studies for the High School Equivalency Program Test Preparation [Spanish]CSP-4000G7
Este curso prepara a los estudiantes para la prueba de equivalencia al “High School” de Estudios Sociales usando estrategias y técnicas que le asistirán de manera efectiva a completar el examen de Estudios Sociales en Español. Esta prueba es uno de los exámenes requeridos pa...
Solving Classroom Discipline ProblemsEDU-3020BE
Why do some teachers enjoy peaceful, orderly classrooms while others face daily discipline battles? The answer is that some teachers know the secrets to solving discipline problems. This course reveals those secrets and presents a step-by-step approach to effective, positive...
Solving Classroom Discipline Problems IIEDU-3020AE
In this professional development course, you'll get the teacher training you need to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students you're teaching make more responsible choices. You'll discover how to use a new research-based s...
Spanish for EducatorsSEF-3001BP
This self-paced, on-line occupational Spanish conversation course bridges the gap between English and Spanish speakers. It is ideal for teachers, administrators, and anyone working with Spanish-speaking students and parents.
Teaching Beginning-Level English Language LearnersEDU-3002D2
This course presents techniques and strategies for teaching English to beginners – from those who have never seen the Roman alphabet to advanced beginners discovering literacy.
Teaching ESL Reading and WritingEDU-3002H2
One of the most rewarding tasks in teaching is helping a student acquire the skills they need to read and write effectively. This course is designed to equip participants with a practical understanding of the principles and techniques of teaching reading and writing in an E...
Teaching Pronunciation to English Language LearnersSEF-3001HO2
One of the biggest challengers for an ESL instructor is helping students master pronunciation. Learn basic phonology, the articulatory system and techniques for teaching English segmentals and suprasegmentals. Write lesson plans. Practice with both peers and ESL students.
Teaching Reading and Writing to English Language LearnersEDU-3002E2
Reading and writing are some of the most empowering skills that English language learners can develop, in any context. Learn techniques and strategies that you can apply to a wide variety of reading tasks to help your students with comprehension, reading speed, and vocabular...
Teaching the Beginning-Level English Language LearnerEDU-3002G2
Teaching adults new to the English language requires specialized techniques and materials designed especially for them. Learn how to create lesson plans for different types of beginner-level students including those with zero ability and those whose first language has a non-...
The Role of Culture in Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesSEF-3001EQ2
This interactive and engaging course explores the role of culture in teaching and learning languages. Learn theories about culture and their applications in ESL/EFL classroom instruction.
The Role of Culture in Teaching ESLSEF-3001HP2
Culture has been described as the "fifth skill" in language acquisition, equal in importance to reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Helping learners make sense of the culture that is intertwined with language is a difficult role for the ESL instructor. Learn practical...
Using Cell Phones in the ClassroomEDU-3020EE
Class, turn your cell phones - - on! Most of your students have cell phones, and now you can use this valuable tool in your classroom to engage and involve your students more in their learning. Discover how to implement cell phones in your classroom from a teacher who has do...
Using the Internet in the ClassroomEDU-3020CE
Harness the power of the Internet to make teaching easier – and to make your classroom come alive! This course will show you how to use the Internet to enhance textbook information, improve lessons with email and discussion boards, and teach your students how to locate and e...
Adult Basic Education - ABEABE-001
Adult Basic Education (ABE) provides academic instruction in reading, writing, math, and technology with a focus on college and career readiness skills. We offer classes at several locations throughout Wake County with many learning options including morning, afternoon, and...
Bilingual Continuing Education Cosmetology I IntroductionCOS-3201I7
Este curso introduce conceptos básicos de la cosmetología, incluyendo la imagen profesional, sanidad (o higiene), bacteriología, anatomía, champú, relajación, ética y la manicura. Otros temas relacionados serán introducidos como son las prácticas fundamentales de los servici...
Bilingual Continuing Education Cosmetology II - IntermediateCOS-3201K7
Este curso cubre los conceptos más amplios de la cosmetología, como la seguridad, el conocimiento del producto, la quimica, la manicura, la reestructuración química, y la coloración del cabello. Para simular un ambiente de salón, el curso incluye una formación práctica en el...
Bilingual Continuing Education Cosmetology III - AdvancedCOS-3201N7
En este curso los estudiantes aprenderán la teoría y obtendrán la experiencia práctica en todos los servicios ofrecidos en un salón de artes cosméticas: corte, peinado, coloración, trenzado y el lavado de cabello; el cuidado de piel, el control de infección; la sanidad (o hi...
Bilingual Continuing Education Cosmetology IV - AdvancedCOS-3201L7
En este curso los estudiantes aprenderán la teoría y obtendrán la experiencia práctica en todos los servicios ofrecidos en un salón de artes cosméticas: corte, peinado, coloración, trenzado y el lavado de cabello; el cuidado de piel, el control de infección; la sanidad (o hi...
Bilingual Continuing Education Cosmetology IV - Saturday ClassCOS-3201P7
Este curso suplementario permite a los estudiantes inscritos acumular horas adicionales requeridas para presentar el Examen del Estado de Carolina del Norte que les permitiría obtener la licencia de Cosmetología (NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts). El curso refuerza la teoría,...
Bilingual Continuing Education Cosmetology IV - SupplementCOS-3201O7
Este curso suplementario permite a los estudiantes inscritos acumular horas adicionales requeridas para presentar el Examen del Estado de Carolina del Norte que les permitiría obtener la licencia de Cosmetología (NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts). El curso refuerza la teoría,...
Continuing Education Cosmetology I IntroductionCOS-3201E7
Become a licensed Cosmetologist – our salon will be your classroom! This introductory course (the first of a four-part series) covers basic cosmetology concepts and provides hands-on training. You’ll learn about anatomy, bacteriology, sanitation, shampooing, rolling, relaxin...
Continuing Education Cosmetology II - IntermediateCOS-3201F7
This course covers more comprehensive cosmetology concepts, such as safety, product knowledge, chemistry, manicuring, chemical restructuring, and hair coloring. To simulate a salon environment, the course includes hands-on training in basic skin care, scalp treatments, shamp...
Continuing Education Cosmetology III - AdvancedCOS-3201G7
In this course, students will learn theory and gain practical experience in all the services offered in a cosmetic arts salon: hair cutting, styling, coloring, braiding, and shampooing; skin care; infection control; sanitation; customer service; product knowledge; and salon...
Continuing Education Cosmetology IV - AdvancedCOS-3201H7
In this course, students will learn theory and gain practical experience in all the services offered in a cosmetic arts salon: hair cutting, styling, coloring, braiding, and shampooing; skin care; infection control; sanitation; customer service; product knowledge; and salon...
Going Places Network: REAL (Retail Education Advancing Leadership)HRD-3006AB2
This course will help students advance in retail/customer service careers. The first half focuses on the elements of telephone interviews, why they’re important in the hiring process, and what skills are needed for successful telephone interviewing. The second half of the co...
Advanced Telecommunicator CertificationEME-3500C4
This certification program, that is offered at the Public Safety Education Campus, prepares students for a career as a 9-1-1 Telecommunicator or Public Safety Dispatcher. In this class, students will learn the role of a Telecommunicator and their duties and responsibilitie...
Auto Dealers Annual Renewal 6-Hour Licensing CourseSEF-3001H7
Motor vehicle dealers in North Carolina are required to complete six hours of continuing education each year in order to renew their license; the intent is to keep dealers up to date on issues that have an impact on their business. This course provides a brief overview of th...
Basic Culinary and Restaurant Fundamentals Certification ( Work Based Learning )WBL-3100D3
This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study thus enhancing student success rates in obtaining certifications ( American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute). Emphasis is placed...
Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)CJC-3938A4
This certification-related course is designed to equip students with the basic skills, knowledge and ability to function as inexperienced law enforcement officers in the state of North Carolina. The course is a pre-requisite for law enforcement officer certification in this...
Building Standard Inspection Level IIICOD-3107A3
This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Building Level III code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting all types of construction of unlimited size. It is built on information presented in the Building Levels...
Career Assistance Lab (Spring/Fall)HRD-3002W2
This lab features an open-entry, open-exit format to meet the customized needs of students and agencies who may refer students, including the JobLink career centers, public libraries, and employment security commissions. You’ll become comfortable with basic computer skills f...
Career Pathway for Meeting and Event PlannersHRD-3004BK2
Do you enjoy pulling off a great party or event? Do you like to be a part of putting the pieces together to make the "magic" happen? If so, then come explore a career in meeting and event planning! Learn about the technical skills and professional qualities needed to become...
Career Readiness for Culinary ArtsHRD-3004BB2
Is a career in culinary arts right for you? This course offers a self-assessment to help you find out! You’ll identify entry-level positions in the culinary field and learn the role technology plays in culinary job duties and responsibilities. You’ll learn about salary range...
Career Readiness for the Child/Elder Care ProviderHRD-3004AV4
Learn more about becoming a child or elder care provider! Explore child and elder care provider roles, job duties, working and learning environments, social aspects of the industry, and career/educational options. Learn to analyze your personal career interests. Develop orga...
Career Readiness Skills for the Real Estate BrokerHRD-3004BV2
The real estate industry is far-reaching and encompasses everything from buying and selling homes, securing financing to appraisals and inspections. Explore how to become a real estate broker; learn about the skill-sets and interpersonal characteristics required for a succes...
Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 1APP-3505A1
Prepare for entry-level employment as Carpenters with general contracting companies, at new construction sites and on remodeling and renovation projects. This is the first course in the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) curriculum for Carpentry...
Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2APP-3505B1
This course introduces new topics for apprentices working in carpentry and prepares students for additional responsibilities as carpenters on new construction sites and on remodeling and renovation projects. Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2 is the second course in the NCCER...
Core CurriculumCAR-3108K1
Students involved in this course will complete the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum, the 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) course in Construction Safety, the American Heart Association (AHA) Cardio Pul...
Diesel Equipment TechnologySEF-3001O7
Acquire the skills you need for a career as a diesel technician, bus or transit driver, heavy equipment or truck rental specialist, or municipal fleet manager. This introductory course will help you get started in this high-demand field and prepare you to perform routine rep...
Electrical Apprenticeship 3APP-3612G1
This course provides further training for students who work for electrical contracting companies, at new construction sites and on remodeling and renovation projects. Electrical Apprenticeship Level 3 is the third course in the NCCER (National Center for Construction Educati...
Electrical Apprenticeship 4APP-3612K1
This course provides further training for students who work for electrical contracting companies, at new construction sites and on remodeling and renovation projects. Electrical Apprenticeship Level 4 is the final course in the NCCER (National Center for Construction Educati...
Electrical Apprenticeship Level 1APP-3612A1
This course introduces the basics of working in the electrical field and prepares students for entry-level employment in electrical contracting companies, at new construction sites and on remodeling and renovation projects. Electrical Apprenticeship Level 1 is the first cour...
Electrical Contractors Exam PrepELC-3100A3
This course prepares students for all classifications of the North Carolina Electrical Contractor’s Exam, with special focus on limited, intermediate, and unlimited classifications. Build knowledge and skill in calculations, branch and feeder conductor and overcurrent sizing...
Electrical Inspection IICOD-3110
This course is for the Electrical Standard Level II Code Enforcement Official responsible for inspecting electrical installations in all types of construction, up to 60,000 square feet. It builds on the Electrical Standard Level I Inspection course. Upon completion, particip...
Electrical Standard Inspection Level IIICOD-3111A7
This course is for the Electrical Level III Code Enforcement Official responsible for inspecting electrical installations in all types of construction of unlimited size. The course builds on the Electrical Levels I and II Standard Inspection courses. On completion, participa...
Employability Skills Lab Job SeekersHRD-3002U2
This lab offers assistance with seeking employment and will help you sharpen your technology skills. You’ll practice keyboarding skills so that you can apply for positions online and search for job postings. You’ll build basic computer skills and find out how to access gover...
English as a Second Language - ESLESL-001
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides English instruction to adult non-native English speaking residents, living and/or working in the United States with a focus on college and career readiness skills. We offer classes at various locations throughout Wake C...
Enhance Your IT Career: Exploring Linux BasicsHRD-3004BQ2
If you are looking for advancement in the IT world, you should know about Linux – a free, open source Unix-like operating system that has been deployed on more hardware platforms than any other operating system. Knowledge of Linux and the open source environment and applicat...
Essential Spanish ImmersionFLI-3701D2
Do you really want to learn Spanish? Then, take this year-long, immersive course designed to help you to develop proficiencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing Spanish. After you complete the course, you will be able to demonstrate competency with vocabulary, conv...
Event Management and DesignSEF-3001OG
Enhance your career in event planning! This course provides the knowledge and skills to help you advance in the field – or prepare to enter it with a competitive edge. You'll build a foundation for a career or for starting your own events business. This online certificate pr...
Hire Yourself: Create Your Own CareerHRD-3004BM2
Explore opportunities for self-employment with little startup expenses. Learn about various possibilities for launching and developing a business of your own and how to get started. If your work history is less than ideal or if you have limited education, a criminal record,...
Hospitality ( Hotel & Restaurant Certification) -Work Based LearningWBL-3100C3
This course provides a work-based learning experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study thus enhancing student success rate in obtaining certifications ( Front Desk Agent , ServSafe, TIPS, Opera through American Hotel & Lod...
How To Get The Success You WantHRD-3003X2
It has been said that “your dream determines your goals, your goals map out your actions, and your actions create results.” Create your own road map to success – enjoy the journey because you know where you’re going! This course will help you identify the skills you need to...
HVAC Apprenticeship Level 1APP-3200G1
This course introduces the basics of working in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and prepares students for entry-level employment as HVAC Technicians at new construction sites and on remodeling and renovation projects. HVAC Apprenticeship Level 1 is the firs...
HVAC Apprenticeship Level 2APP-3200H1
This course continues with instruction for working as Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technicians at new construction sites and on remodeling and renovation projects. HVAC Apprenticeship Level 2 is the second course in the NCCER (National Center for Constru...
Job Search FundamentalsHRD-3001AK2
This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is designed to assess interests, attitudes, aptitudes, and readiness as they relate to career, employment, and educational goals.
Making Your IRA or 401K Work for You: Proven Strategies to Lower Taxes, Fees & RiskCSP-4000HN2
Is your individual retirement account (IRA) set up to earn the maximum return possible? Review the top 5 blunders people make with their IRAs and how you can avoid them. Discover how required minimum distributions have changed for your benefit, and how you may be able to inc...
Managing the Customer Satisfaction ProcessSEF-180CL
Managing the Customer Satisfaction Process presents an organized, systematic method of identifying, measuring, managing, and monitoring customer requirements and satisfaction to improve profits and beat the competition. It equips participants with the tools needed to carry o...
NCWorks Online: Your Connection with Employers Starts HereHRD-3005BA2
Learn to navigate the complete set of employment resources available in NCWorks Online. Set up an individual NCWorks account and complete self-assessments including job skills, personal skills, and interests. Learn how to use assessments in career exploration, post a resume...
Pathways to Careers in Interior Design and Home StagingHRD-3004BG2
If you like to make a room or office look and feel beautiful, take this class to explore the world of interior design and home staging. This class will examine the job duties, work environments, and educational requirements. Students will learn about the varied employment...
Public Safety Telecommunicator Certification - Part 1EME-3500A4
Prepare for a new career in public safety. Career opportunities for 9-1-1 telecommunicators and public safety dispatchers are available. Offered at the Public Safety Education Campus, this course imbeds the professional ethics and operational standards set forth by industry...
Public Safety Telecommunicator Certification - Part 2EME-3500B4
Students who successfully complete part one (1) of the Public Safety Telecommunicator Certification course will want to enroll in part two (2) of the 9-1-1 Telecommunicator or Public Safety Dispatcher Certification. In this course offered at the Public Safety Education Campu...
Strategies for Career SuccessHRD-3006F2
This course is designed for unemployed or underemployed adults who want to learn new job search strategies and utilize the support of coaching to secure career-related employment, attain a successful career, identify vocational or educational training opportunities, and plan...
Three Wheel Motorcycle Basic Motorcycle Rider CourseCSP-4000JD2
Need to enhance your 3-wheel motorcycle riding skills? This is a basic, entry-level, learn-to-ride 3-wheel motorcycle training and education course. It provides the same fundamental skills as the MSF Basic RiderCourse, but on 3-wheel, 3-track motorcycles (not sidecars). Ride...
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