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Continuing Education Schedule

Continuing Education Classes (non-college credit)


FALL 2017

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13

Monday & Wednesday, Oct 23 - Nov 8, 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.


Notary Public Education

Friday, December 15,   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 Offering:  Tues/Wed/Thurs, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  November 7 - January 17

Night Offering: Tues & Thurs, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., and 8+ Saturday clinicals  January 2 - May 8, 2018

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 may be limited to students 18 years of age or older due to clinical site restrictions.


QuickBooks 2015, Intro

Monday & Wednesday, Nov 27 - Dec 13, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  (Fees:  Course $70; Tech $5)

Learn the skills needed to keep the books of your business accurately and easily.  Requires basic computer skills.  Students need to bring a flash drive to save files.  Textbook required, QuickBooks Fundamentals Learning Guide, 2014/2015.  Free QuickBooks software included.  


SMALL BUSINESS CENTER, Madison Seminars and Events  - Free Seminars (check back often for additional offerings)


Planned for Spring 2018

(Check back soon for dates/times of offerings)

Adobe Photoshop Elements



Cake Decorating

Computer Basics I & II

Digital Photography

Drone Remote Pilot Certificate Training

Effective Teacher Training


Guitar, Beginning

Making Soaps Naturally


Municipal Finance


Nurse Aide I

QuickBooks 2015, Intro

SCORE/Small Business Classes

Social Media Classes

Welding Basics

Whitewater Raft Guide Training

Zipline Guide Training