Workforce Continuing Education Course Catalog

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If you have questions about the status of a non-degree Workforce Continuing Education class, please contact the staff member listed as the course contact. You can find the course contact by clicking on the title of a course in the catalog below, then clicking on the "more details" tab. You can also email the WCE registrar’s office at [email protected].

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Activity Coordinator for Long Term CareHSE-3264A41 available classes
The NC Division of Facility services requires activity coordinators in adult care homes and nursing facilities to complete at least 50 hours of training in an approved course. In addition, activity coordinators in nursing facilities and adult care homes must complete at leas...
Become a Veterinary AssistantANS-3011EE1 available classes
Do you love animals? Have you ever thought about a career as a veterinary assistant? This course, taught by a practicing veterinarian and college instructor, will give you the information you need to prepare for work in veterinary hospitals. If you're a pet owner, this cours...
Become a Veterinary Assistant II: Canine ReproductionANS-3011DE1 available classes
Practicing veterinarian teaches you to manage the entire canine breeding cycle, from assessing the health of parents to puppy care
Become a Veterinary Assistant III: Practical SkillsANS-3011FE1 available classes
Become a valuable veterinary assistant – or well-informed pet owner! This course, taught by a practicing veterinarian, is part three in the Become a Veterinary Assistant series. Through instruction and demonstration, you'll learn how to collect blood and urine samples, give...
Certified Pool OperatorSEF-3001AW21 available classes
This introductory course focuses on swimming pool and spa operations, based on NSPF (National Swimming Pool Foundation) recommendations. It includes essential calculations; filtration; heating and air circulation; chemical testing and chemical feed and control; water circula...
Notary Public EducationSEF-756519 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...
Career Exploration of the Customer Service IndustryHRD-3004AT2
The ability to communicate and adjust to any customer's personality can make you an invaluable employee. This course introduces the many career opportunities available in customer service and covers concepts needed at the entry level: listening techniques, verbal and nonver...
Commercial Food Equipment Service Training.ELC-3130A3
Learn the fundamentals of troubleshooting and repairing commercial food equipment – whether you’re new to the service industry or an experienced service technician in need of a refresher. You’ll gain an understanding of the theories of electricity, gas, and steam as related...
ServSafeSEF-3001Q3
Learn the principles of safety and sanitation in the food service industry. In North Carolina, a restaurant or food service establishment can receive a two-point deduction on its health inspection grade. NC regulations now require all establishments to have a manager on dut...
Barista & Cafe TrainingHOS-4010G3
From the rookie home brewer to the seasoned coffee shop veteran, and everyone in-between will experience the world of Coffee in this class. This course will provide insight and hands-on training to enhance your knowledge and bring fun to the coffee experience. Topics covered...
Basic Culinary and Restaurant CertificationHOS-3075B3
Enhance your kitchen and restaurant skills for employment in the culinary/restaurant field – the fastest-growing market segment in today’s economy! You’ll learn how the food industry operates in a business environment as you prepare for work in hotels, restaurants, catering...
Basic Culinary Arts & Restaurant Fundamentals CertificationHOS-3075E3
Would you like to build skills for work in the culinary/restaurant industry? If so, this course is for you! Learn how the food industry operates in a business environment while understanding food service techniques, food safety, and other food production basics. Hands-on tra...
Becoming a Dog TrainerANS-3500A2
Learn about the foundations of dog training. Discover theory, training psychology, and behavior modification techniques. Experience hands-on learning with a variety of breeds and temperaments. Learn how to identify the importance of dog body language, play styles, socializat...
Beginning Artisan Bread BakingHOS-3075D3
Would you like to have a career in the food service bread making industry? We can help you get there by teaching you the methods and techniques in this hands-on-course. Learn how to turn flour, water, salt, and yeast into a dough that will bake properly and result in a perfe...
Certificate in Brain HealthSEF-7997E
In this innovative certificate program, you'll gain insights into the amazing brain and learn how you can support brain health. The remarkable brain receives information through the five senses – sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. It is affected by virtually every aspe...
Certificate in Global Healing SystemsSEF-3001PE
Whether you're a health professional or simply interested in health and wellness, this certificate program will provide you with a fascinating perspective on global medicine and healing practices. The program starts with an overview of how alternative practices differ from c...
Certificate in Healing Environments for Body, Mind and SpiritSEF-3001NE
In this innovative certificate program, you'll examine how Optimal Healing Environments (OHEs) impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level. The Healing Environments for the Body, Mind, and Spirit certificate prog...
Certificate in Non Profit Administration (Program Evaluation for Non Profits)SEF-3001CU
Non-profits today need to be run like a business in many respects. You have competition, a need to generate income and a surplus, and staff need to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation for nonprofits, and program evaluation for nonprofits, wit...
Certificate in Non Profit Administration (Revenue Generation for Non Profits)SEF-3001AU
Build revenue streams for your non-profit organization. They are essential not only to keep your doors open but also to expand your services. Discover how to increase revenue from your current activities. Develop strategies for building new ones. Know how to effectively s...
Commercial Food Equipment Repair ( Work Based Learning)WBL-3100E3
This work-based learning course provides a work experience with a college-approved employer in an area related to the student's program of study. The integration of classroom instruction and work experience enhances student success rates in obtaining certifications (Ignitor...
Commercial Food Equipment Service Training II - RefrigerationELC-3130B3
Technicians new to Commercial Food Equipment can discover the fundamentals of Commercial Refrigeration. You can gain an understanding of thermodynamics and learn how commercial refrigeration equipment works. You’ll be able to troubleshoot and repair basic commercial refriger...
Craft Beer Brewing Part 1: Fermentation Brewhouse and Packaging OperationsISC-3600A3
Craft beer brewing is on the rise, and this course will help students prepare for entry-level work in a craft brewery. The course includes hands-on training at various Wake County breweries and explores fermentation, cellar operations, instruments, malting, hops, clarificati...
Craft Beer Brewing Part 2: Brewing and Plant OperationsISC-3600B3
Craft beer brewing is on the rise, and this course (part 2 of 2) will help students prepare for entry-level work in a craft brewery. The course includes hands-on training at various Wake County breweries and explores fermentation, cellar operations, instruments, malting, hop...
Craft Beer Brewing Part 3: Internship and Career SkillsISC-3600D3
This course is designed to train advanced students in local breweries, to prepare them for entry-level positions. The course also emphasizes networking and career skills to help students find employment during or after their internships.
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...
Dog Grooming: Part 1SEF-3001LA2
Turn your love for animals into a successful pet grooming career! This course provides basic knowledge of pet grooming as well as hands-on experience in the field of professional retail pet care. You will work with dogs, under the supervision of an experienced groomer, learn...
Dog Grooming: Part 2SEF-3001LB2
This course is part two of a three-part series providing you with knowledge and skills to start working in a dog grooming salon. Participants will learn grooming standards for specific breeds. Hands-on grooming sessions are an important part of the course.
Electronic NotarySEF-3001EG2
This process allows a notary to affix an electronic signature and notary seal that are legally binding. Participants will learn the electronic requirements to perform notary duties legally and ethically.
Fundamentals of Floor CareHOS-3043G3
Learn how to clean and preserve floors and make them sparkle! This course teaches the fundamentals of residential and commercial floor care, including OSHA Industry Standards and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements. You’ll learn about flooring equipment, waxing,...
Healthy AgingSEF-7999E
As the U.S. population ages, opportunities abound for working with seniors in various settings that support quality of life. This certificate program presents an overview of the aspects of aging and health in the later years. It helps to build a foundation for the treatment...
Helping Elderly ParentsCSP-4000RE
Are your parents in their golden years? Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare us for our own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage. Growing older is a par...
HOW TO ACHIEVE A BETTER RESTAURANT SANITATION SCORE.SEF-3001L3
Become one of the highest-scoring kitchens around! Learn what Environmental Health Specialists (your county health inspectors) are looking for in a sanitation inspection. You’ll examine the form inspectors use and learn what its 54 categories really mean!
Human Services Exploration: DSS CaseworkerHRD-4000A2
Explore a career as a caseworker for the Division of Social Services (DSS). In this intensive, hands-on, interactive course, you’ll get an overview of DSS and the NCFAST Data Entry System. Learn about data entry, keyboarding, interviewing, workplace success and customer serv...
Introduction to Landscape MaintenanceHOR-3307E2
Would you like to know more about caring for your lawn, trees, shrubs, and flowers? This course will show you how to identify and maintain your lawn and plantings, and how to use gardening tools and landscaping equipment. You'll also learn when and how to plant, fertilize, a...
Landscape MaintenanceHOR-3307E3
Are you interested in how to develop landscape design and maintenance along with business strategies for small landscaping enterprises? Learn about planting, fertilizing, and pruning, along with the tools and techniques required. Find out about plant classification and care,...
Notary Public Education (Book Included)SEF-3001O2
This course is approved by the Secretary of the State of North Carolina to train, test, qualify, and commission NC notaries. Students will learn the legal, ethical, and procedural requirements for notaries based on North Carolina law. This class includes the required Notary...
Optician Certification TrainingSEF-3001AEG
Opticians are in great demand in the job market, and the need for eye care professionals is always growing. This course provides the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level work as an optician – and prepares participants for certification by the American Board of Opticia...
Practical Wildlife Rehabilitation - RaptorsSEF-3001DK2
Taught by one of the few federally-licensed raptor rehabilitators in the area, this course will teach you how to rescue eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, and vultures. Course sections include capturing and controlling the animals, basic emergency care, supportive care, licensing...
Professional Dog BathingSEF-3001DJ2
Would you like to learn the right way to give your pet a bath? This course covers canine coat and skin disorders as well as dog behavior and grooming safety for animals and humans. You’ll work with an experienced groomer to learn how to bathe and care for your pet properly....
ServSafe SpanishSEF-3001V3
Aprende los principios de seguridad y sanidad en la industria del servicio de alimentos. El objetivo de este curso de dos días es capacitar a los profesionales en esta rama enfocándonos en los conceptos básicos de ServSafe® que cumple con el requisito de NC persona a cargo (...
Special Event PlanningSEF-3001C3
Make your next event extraordinary by learning to plan professional and polished events for any occasion. Discover how to prepare budgets, design programs and invitations, and select music. Tap into your creativity when choosing food and flowers. Learn the latest scheduling...
TIPS ( Training for Intervention Procedures)SEF-3001J3
This course will help participants build the skills and confidence to intervene when necessary to ensure that alcohol is being sold legally and responsibly.
Beginner's Baking and Pastry ArtsHOS-3075C3
Start your career in the hospitality industry with this introductory baking and pastry arts course. Learn the science, techniques and trends of baking from scratch. Discover the basic principles on how to prepare quick breads, basic leavened breads, cakes, cookies, custards,...
Kitchen Cook & Restaurant Server CertificationsHOS-3075G3
This course is for students assigned to the Wake County Detention Center. It is a comprehensive certification course that covers the knowledge and skills required for success as a food service professional. Students will learn about workplace safety and hygiene standards, te...
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