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Special interest courses at RCCC

?Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering a number of personal enrichment classes this spring. Whether you are looking to run your first 5K, master that new iPad, or create homemade gifts for your loved ones, RCCC has a class.
The college aims to provide the communities of Rowan and Cabarrus Counties with affordable and accessible courses for both personal and professional development. Please call 704-216-7222 as soon as possible to reserve your spot. You may also visit the website at http://www.rccc.edu/enrichment/ for more information.
• Digital Photography: How to Use Your Digital Camera – These classes will teach you to use your own camera. The classes are for anyone who would like to take better holiday photos.
Students should bring the textbook, camera, storage card, batteries, USB cables and manual. The registration fee is $100 and does not include the textbook (“Welcome to Digital Photography – 2nd Edition”).
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 27-Dec. 6; 6-9 p.m.; South Campus, Concord, Building 1000, Room 106 or Tuesdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 5, 2013, 6-9 p.m., North Campus, Salisbury, Building 400, Room 4128.
• Making the Most of Your iPad – Get an overview of your iPad and its settings and tools. Learn about cloud-based applications, task management and other productivity-enhancing applications, dictation, email and so much more. Registration fee includes a QuickSource course card full of instructions and shortcuts.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1-5 p.m.; North Campus, Building 400, Room 4221. Registration, $39, including materials.
• Making the Most of Your iPhone – Find out how to use your iPhone as your personal assistant, calendar, compass, camera and calculator, and more. Learn how to find the best free phone apps and some that are worth their cost. Registration fee includes a QuickSource course card full of instructions and shortcuts.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; North Campus, Building 400, Room 4121. Registration, $39, including materials; or Friday, Nov. 30; 1-5 p.m., CBTC, Concord, Room 9253.
• Fortify Your Fitness (and Finish a 5K) – The benefits of running/walking are many. Participants will learn and apply information on topics such as running form, stretching, strengthening, nutrition, injury prevention, safety and race day preparation. Included is individual coaching with a training schedule from a certified running coach, personal trainer, and wellness professional as well as a dry-fit technical shirt. This class is ideal for new runners and walkers as well as previous runners who need a restart. Please bring water, a pen and appropriate running apparel for the first class distance of half of a mile (don’t worry about purchasing new shoes, because we’ll discuss shoes and equipment in class two.
Tuesdays, Jan. 8- Feb. 26, 5:30-6:45 p.m.; NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, RCCC Building, Room 202. Registration, $60; or Thursdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28, 10-11:15 a.m., NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, RCCC Building, Room 202.
• Core Stability – This course uses gliding, sliding disc exercises to transform traditional exercises, allowing for engaged full body effort. This class has been enhanced to include exercising with stability balls. Train every muscle to extend range of motion. You will improve your balance, muscular endurance and flexibility while working out to popular music. Bring a stability ball, mat, towel and water and wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing. Please register soon, as class size is limited.
Tuesdays, Jan. 8- Feb. 26, 2013, 9:15-10:15 a.m.; South Campus, Concord, Building 1000, Room 106. Registration, $60.
• Zumba – Get fit in this Latin-inspired, cardio fitness workout program. Students should wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing. Sign up soon, as class sizes are limited.
Tuesdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 26, 2013 (no class 9 or 2/12), 6-7 p.m.; North Campus, Building 400, Room 4124. Registration, $25; or Saturdays, Jan. 12, -Feb. 16, 2013; 8:30- 9:30 a.m., North Campus, Building 400, Room 4124. Registration, $25.
• Beginning yoga (6 weeks) – This course introduces the fundamentals of yoga with a focus on proper breathing techniques, relaxation and correct body positions. Yoga is an exercise that strengthens the body and mind through exercises in relaxation and balance. Space is limited to facilitate individualized instruction. Bring a yoga mat and wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Wednesdays, Jan. 23,- March 13, 2013 (no class on 2/6 or 3/6); 5:30-6:45 p.m.; North Campus, Building 400, Room 4124 (aerobics room). Registration, $50; or 8 weeks, Thursdays, Jan. 31-April 4, 2013 (no class on 2/7 or 3/7); 5:30-6:45 p.m.; North Campus, Building 400, Room 4124; registration, $65.
• Real Estate Pre-Licensing – This is the required course in preparation to become a provisional broker. 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 other 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 this, they are eligible to take the North Carolina Real Estate Commission exam that is required to become a licensed real estate broker.
There is a $175 registration fee for this course, offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at South Campus beginning Jan. 23. The book used is “Modern Real Estate Practices in North Carolina, Edition 8.” We also offer post-licensing courses as well as continuing education for real estate professionals. Please check the website for all classes: http://www.rccc.edu/certifications/real-estate-licensure-courses/.
• Pharmacy Technician -The 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 (http://www.rccc.edu/workforce/north-carolina-career-readiness-certification/). The career readiness program and tests assess basic academic skills and are usually offered at no charge.
Monday nights Feb. 4-May 29, 2013, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $175 and there are two books (“Pharmacy Calculations” and workbook by Ballington) and a calculator needed for this class. This class is a hybrid class so students only attend the first 10 weeks in the classroom and will complete one to two assignments each week online.

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