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Continuing Education Schedule

Continuing Education Classes (non-college credit)


Summer 2017 

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13

Tuesday, 6/20 - 8/1, 6 - 9 p.m.  (Fees:  Course $70; Tech $5)

This class will teach you how to use the digital imaging software, Photoshop Elements 13, which is a less complex, different software than Photoshop CS and used more often for small businesses.  Bring out the best in your images.  Learn how to organize, color correct and retouch images, create photomontages and prepare images for print, e-mail or posting on the web.  Make flyers, a logo or a web gallery for your business.  The class is suitable for Macintosh and Windows users, and Mac users are encouraged to bring laptops if preferred.


Beginning Digital Photography SLR

Wednesday, 6/28 - 8/2, 6 - 8 p.m.  (Fees:  Course $60)

Are you making the best pictures possible with your SLR camera?  You will learn how to use your digital camera and the meaning of terms and concepts.  Our instructor will give you direct, interactive feedback on your photographs and how to get the best images with your camera.  Bring your camera to the first class.


Effective Teacher Training 

Monday-Friday, 6/26 - 6/30, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  (Fees:  Course $125; Tech $5)  Funding available!

This is a preparation class for substitute teachers for all Buncombe and Madison County schools, and is also an excellent crash course in learning methodologies and classroom management for current or returning teachers.  This course will use the curriculum approved by Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools.  Textbook:  Substitute Teacher Handbook     Pre-requisite:  high school diploma or GED.  Attendance at all class meetings required.



Monday & Wednesday, 7/26 - 11/22, 6 - 10 p.m. and + 7 Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Fees: $185.00 for non-exempt personnel; $1.40 Insurance fee collected the first night)

Further your education in Emergency Medical Service, or re-certify for Buncombe, Madison, and Yancey Counties with A-B Tech's training classes.  As outlined in the Economic and Workforce Development / Continuing Education Mission Statement, "We are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and the community by offering learning opportunities to promote personal, workforce, and economic development."  

Please note:  Class size limited to 25 students.  TABE reading test required at time of registration.  

1. Pocket Face Mask with One Way Valve
2. AHA, Basic Life Support, 2015 standards
3. Brady, Emergency Care; 13th Edition
Optional Brady; Emergency Care Workbook, 13th Edition that is highly recommended.
These items should be purchased prior to the beginning of class.


Facebook Marketing Basics

Friday, 7/14, 1 - 4 p.m.  (Fees:  Course $39)

Find out how to make the most out of your Facebook Business page.  Learn tips and tricks from the experts on how to build your network, engage readers and convert your following into customers and clientele.  Bring your Facebook logins to work on your account in class.


Notary Public Education

Two Summer Offerings:  1)  Friday, June 2    2) Friday, August 11,   9 a.m. - 5 p.m.(Fees:  Course $75)

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 NC.  Upon completion of this course with a passing grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office.  Students are encouraged to read through the required textbook,  Notary Public Manual, 2016 Edition, prior to attending the course.  Books are available to purchase at A-B Tech Madison.  Students must present a current photo ID to be admitted to class.


Nurse Aide Level I  (Fee $211.35)

Day Offerings*:  Tues/Wed/Thurs, (Dates/Times TBD) 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Night Offering:  Tues & Thurs, August 10 - December 12, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., and 8+ Saturday clinicals

This course provides basic training in the entry-level care giving skills needed to work as a nursing assistant in various healthcare settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, or private homes.

Requirements:  Current TB (tuberculosis) test results; state issued picture ID such as driver's license; and, GED or high school diploma (must present at time of registration) or be ready to take TABE reading test (25 question test to assess reading comprehension).  Students who have taken ENG 111 and earned a grade of "C" or better may provide transcript documenting this in lieu of GED/HS diploma or TABE reading test.  Please note that background checks and drug screening tests will be required on all nurse aide I students prior to the start of clinicals.  Further information on this will be shared by the instructor at the first class meeting.  The approximately cost of the background check/drug screen testing is $63 and is paid directly to the site conducting this.  Social security card will be required for state testing, but is not required for course registration.  Laminated social security cards will not be accepted for state test.

Students taking NA-I classes at A-B Tech Madison should register at A-B Tech Madison.  Textbook:  Hartman's Long-Term Care, Workbook and Handbook available for purchase at A-B Tech Madison.  Students cannot register online for NA-I courses.  Day class times change on eight clinical days to 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Evening classes will meet on at least eight Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Classes will break for one-half hour on those Saturdays.

*Day classes limited to students 18 years of age or older due to clinical site restrictions.


Website Options for Beginners

Friday, July 7, 1 - 4 p.m.  (Fees: Course $39)

Do you want a website for your business or organization but need help in understanding where to start?  Creating your own website can be confusing and time consuming, hiring a professional can be costly.  Before you head down the website path, learn the process professionals use when it comes to creating successful websites.  Review the pros and cons of different web building systems and leave class with a plan for achieving your goals.



Wednesday,  6/14 - 7/19,  6:30 - 8 p.m.  (Fees:  Course $60; Ins $1.35)

You will be safely introduced to the basic postures, breathing techniques and relaxation methods of yoga.  Explore the benefits of stretching, moving and breathing freely as you relieve built-up stress, learn to relax and intimately get more out of day-to-day life.  This is a great class to discover what yoga is all about.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat to the first class.


HRD CLASSES!  (Fee waived)

  • COMPUTER BASICS I - Tues & Thurs, 7/11 - 8/31, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Did you know that most employers only accept online applications?  Want to feel more confident in your job search?  This entry-level course provides a stress-free introduction to the technology and computer skills that you need in today's job market.  You will learn how to do job searches on the internet, how to complete online job applications and set up an email account.  While learning basic word processing and improving your keyboarding skills, you will also learn how to create cover letters and resumes.  Come learn the skill levels needed to be successful in your job search.

  • COMPUTER BASICS II - (two offerings) Tues & Thurs, 6/6 - 6/29, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Mon & Wed, 6/26 - 7/19, 5 - 8 p.m.   Building on your basic computer skills, you will continue to increase your computer knowledge through the creation of more career related documents and forms.  You will become more competent at emailing and improve your skills in navigating the internet and using search engines to search for jobs and occupational information.  Come and learn more about targeting your resume for specific jobs and how to keep your resume in the to-be-interviewed stack.

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