Madison Site Class Schedule

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Spring 2015 (college credit)

Spring classes began January 12, 2015.  Spring registration opens November 17th!   The Madison Site is offering many excellent general education classes (day and evening) to meet your needs, including several ITV course offerings! Courses offered via ITV are less likely to be cancelled!  Spring 2015 classes at the Madison Site include: ACA 115, ACA 122, BIO 169, BUS 110, BUS 115, BUS 137, CIS 110, COM 231, DMA 010-060, ENG 111, ENG 112, HIS 111, MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, PSY 150, SOC 210, WLD 112, WLD 121, and WLD 131.  

College Placement Testing (CPT), New Student Orientation (NSO), the Smart Measures Survey, Moodle Orientation, and the TABE reading comprehension test are all available at the A-B Tech Madison Site.  Please call 649-2947 or 398-7700 to schedule an appointment or to ask questions about the testing process.


Spring 2015 Continuing Education Schedule (non-college credit)   

Madison Site class offerings are listed on pages 70-73. We offer two free computer classes: Computer Basics and Technology Awareness and Computer Empowerment for the Workplace.  Other Continuing Education classes planned for spring include Accounting Principles, Basic Blacksmithing, Basic CPR for Healthcare Providers, Effective Teacher Training, eNotary, Guitar (Beginning), Landscaping for the Homeowner, Making Soaps Naturally, Notary Public Education, QuickBooks Pro (Intro), QuickBooks Topics Payroll, Social Media Marketing, Work Skills, and Nurse Aide I.  See below for more info on many of these offerings.

Accounting Principles for Financial Software, Saturday, 2/7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This one-day class will acquiant you with basic necessary accounting principles, and show you how they relate to the financial software.  You will learn why accounts are classified in Type, why we use a chart of account, why and what are debits and credits used in Journal Entries.  Also learn how to read and interpret financial reports.

Beginning Guitar - Wednesdays, 2/4-3/25, 6-7:30 p.m.

Discover how fast you will be playing chord accompaniment to folk and country songs.  You'll quickly gain a basic knowledge of reading chord charts, tuning, strumming, chords and theory with a fingerstyle technique for a more thorough exploration of the instrument's capabilities.  Bring your guitar to the first class!

CPR, Basic - Saturday, 3/21, 9 a.m.  - 3 p.m.

Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR) - this course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to save a life.  You will learn the skills of CPR for victims of all ages and how to relieve choking (foreign-body airway obstruction).  The skills you will learn in this course will enable you to recognize emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest and how to respond to them.

e-Notary - Friday, 3/6, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This course provides instruction to currently commissioned notaries who want to expand their existing qualifications to include electronic notarization.  Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act.  Upon completion of this course with a passing grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State for eNotary.

Landscaping for the Homeowner - Thursday, 3/19-4/9, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Do it yourself and save money!  Beautiful landscapes can increase the value of your property and add to the enjoyment of your home.  This five-week course includes the basics in designing your home landscape.  Plant types, growing habits, and planting basics will be covered as well as basic principles and some dos and don'ts.

Making Soaps Naturally - Thursday, 1/5-1/29, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Discover through hands-on experience hwo to make creamy, moisturizing soap using the cold-process method.  Learn to safely work with lye and experiment with different oils, fragrances, herbs, and natural colorants.  This beginner's class will reveal how the properties of various oils and additives produce different soap types.  A supply list will be provided at the first class.  Cost of supplies $35-$40.

Notary Public Education - Friday, 1/30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

This course covers the qualifications, procedures and certification for becoming a notary.  Pursuant to the NC Notary Act, to apply for commissioning as a notary you must:  be 18 years of age or older, and a legal resident of the U.S.; be able to speak, read, and write English; have a high school diploma or equivalent; and reside or have a regular place of work or business in North Carolina.  Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office.

QuickBooks, Payroll - Saturday, 3/7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

In this one-day class, you will learn to use the payroll feature in QuickBooks to create paychecks, pay tax liabilities, and generate reports.

Social Media Marketing - Friday, 1/30-2/20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Do you want to market and promote your work or business through social media?  If so, this is the class for you!  Come and learn how to best utilize Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, You Tube, blogging, email campaigns and various other social marketing tools to building long lasting relationships with existing and potential clients and customers.

NURSE AID I - Day Classes meet Tuesdays-Thursdays, , 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Evening Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.. - 8:30 p.m. (projected winter start for both day and evening classes is 1/6/2015)

This course provides basic training in the entry-level caregiving skills needed to work as a Nursing Assistant in various healthcare settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, or private homes.  For specifics on registration requirements, please call 828-649-2947.


Our program offers free instructional services to students seeking to improve their foundational skills in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science.  Many of the students in the program are preparing to take the GED® tests for a high school equivalence credential; the GED Test fee in North Carolina is $20 per test.  Others do not need the high school credential, but are improving their skills to be more competitive in the workforce or qualify for credit-bearing college classes. 

Students must attend a GED orientation session prior to attending GED classes.  Please call 649-2947 or 398-7700 to register for GED Orientation at the A-B Tech Madison Site.  Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Class sessions run year-round and last for about eight weeks each. Regular attendance is required.

  • TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10/16-12/11, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  This entry level course provides a stress-free introduction to the technology and computer skills needed today.  You will learn basic word-processing and improve your keyboarding skills. 

SMALL BUSINESS CENTER, Madison Seminars and Events  - Free Seminars

  • SCORE:  Starting a Business (Part 1) - Monday, 10/20, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.    Click here to register (must be completed online).  Do you have what it takes?  Are you willing to make the ultimate commitment?  How will you finance your  business?  What entity type is right for your business?  If you are thinking about starting a business or have just started a business, this seminar is for you!
  • SCORE:  Starting a Business (Part 2) - Monday, 11/3, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Click here to register (must be completed online).  This seminar provides an overview of the various structural elements and questions that every business must face, such as ... Why do I need a business plan? ... What do I need a CPA?  ... What type of insurance do I need? ... Do I need a marketing plan?
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