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Start the New Year with New Skills

    Start 2017 by going after the job skills you have wanted. These classes at Beaufort County Community College can help you start a new career in real estate, culinary arts or healthcare. To register, call 252-940-6375 or email

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. An evening class will start on January 10 and run from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A daytime class will begin January 24 and run from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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 on January 21 and take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Working Smart
    This five-module 16-lesson soft skills curriculum will teach students self-awareness, self-management, work ethics, communication skills and problem solving skills. Individuals who complete the training will receive a program certification. Waivers for the $70 registration fee are available for qualifying individuals. This class will start on January 26 and run on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A second session will start on February 6 and run on Mondays from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Medical Terminology
    Students will receive a foundation to build their skills in the medical profession by focusing on the language of medicine and emphasizes prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Learn the medical vocabulary that relates to anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, diagnostic treatment and procedures of various body systems. Students will learn to pronounce, spell and define medical terms. Basic computer skills are recommended as a pre-requisite. This $180 online course begins on January 23.

Alternative Communication for the Non-Verbal Student
    This course will give those working with special populations an alternative means to communicate through visual communication. This class will use two forms of American Sign Language (ASL): Conceptually Accurate Signed English, also known as CASE and Pidgin Sign English, also known as PSE. This $70 class will take place on Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m. starting February 2.

Building Your Employee Toolbox
    There are many free resources available to assist job seekers in their search for employment. This class will focus on all those resources and show students how to effectively use them to their advantage. Waivers for the $70 registration fee are available to qualifying individuals. This course will start on January 30 and run Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A daytime session will start on February 3 that runs only on Fridays from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Contact: Attila Nemecz

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