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Continuing education at RCCC

RCCC ContinuingEd classes
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering continuing education classes. The college aims to provide affordable and accessible courses for both personal and professional development.
Activity Director ó If you are interested in a career as a state-approved activity director for nursing homes, you will learn about state and federal regulations, how to plan and implement activities, and various other duties that encompass the activity profession. State regulations set certain criteria to be an activity director. This 60-hour, state approved course meets the N.C. qualification requirements.
Mondays and Thursdays, April 12-June 21, 2012, 6-9 p.m., Rufty Holmes Senior Center, Hurley Room. Registration, $175. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Textbook, $56.
Electrical Contractor License Preparation ó Electrical contractors, engineers, suppliers, designers and those wishing to have a better understanding of how we use the sun to make electricity should attend this 12-hour course. This class is an in-depth presentation on the design and installation of photovoltaic systems and the National Electrical Code (2011). This course prepares you to take the next step in energy conservation.
Mondays, Jan. 23-June 18, 6-9 p.m., CBTC; fee, $175.This class requires advanced registration in person.
Materials: N.C. Residential Contractor Code 2009 Edition, Contractor’s Guide to Business & Law (5th Edition), OSHA Handbook.
Real Estate Prelicensing ó This is the required course in preparation to become a ěprovisional broker.î This course covers basic real estate principles and practices, including real estate law, contracts, brokerage practices, financing, closing, valuation, fair housing, property management, taxation and mathematics as well as related topics. To qualify for the in-class final exam, students must have a combined average score of 80 percent on the three mini-exams given during class. The student can then take the final exam, and if they pass, they are eligible to take the North Carolina Real Estate Commission exam that is required to become a licensed real estate broker.
Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 23-April 23; 9 a.m.- noon; South Campus; fee, $175. This class requires advanced registration in person!
Materials: Modern Real Estate Practices in N.C.
Pharmacy Technician Program ó The pharmacy technician program provides the technical and practical training to allow the graduate to work as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist in both retail and hospital settings. The course also prepares the student to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Classes consist of lecture, multimedia, discussion, text and workbook assignments, independent research, and tests of competency and understanding.
Students must have completed the North Carolina Career Readiness Certification before beginning the pharmacy technician program. The career readiness program tests assess basic academic skills and are usually offered at no charge. Please allow two weeks to complete prior to registration. Students must provide their Career Readiness Certificate at the time of registration for the pharmacy technician program. No appointment needed.
Mondays, Jan 23-May 16; 6-9 p.m.; South Campus; fee, $175. This class requires advanced registration in person.
Materials: Textbook and calculator available for purchase at RCCC bookstore.
Contracts and Closing óProvides postlicensing instruction in broker responsibilities relating to real estate sales contracts, contract procedures, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and closings. Topics include contract law concepts, residential sales contract preparation and procedures, closing procedures and closing statement preparation. Students must have passed prelicensure.
Feb. 1-April 11, 1-4 p.m.; North Campus; fee, $120. This class requires advanced registration in person.
Conversational Spanish I ó Conversational Spanish emphasis will be on basic vocabulary, common phrases and practical expressions used in everyday situations including work, travel, eating and shopping.
Jan. 24-March 20, 6-8 p.m.; North Campus, Room 4214; fee, $65. This class requires advanced registration in person.
Materials: Survival Spanish for All Americans, available for purchase at RCCC bookstore.
Also Jan. 19-March 15, 6-8 p.m., South Campus; fee, $65. This class requires advanced registration in person. Same text.
For more information about these courses, or to register, please call 704-216-3512 or 704-216-RCCC (7222), or visit http://www.rccc.edu/ certifications/.

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