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Continuing Education Schedule

Continuing Education Classes (non-college credit)

 

Summer 2018

(listed in date order)

 

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic)

 

Mon & Wed, July 23 - Dec 10 (Fees:  Course $185 for non-exempt personnel; Ins $1.35)

  • Registration Info:  Class size limited to first 25 students.  TABE reading exam required of ALL students and given at time of registration; copy of TABE results must be presented to instructor on first night of class.  Fees due at time of registration.
  • Fees:  Course $185 for non-exempt personnel; $1.35 insurance (collected on first night of class)
  • Mandatory attendance required on first day of class for orientation.
  • Textbook and required equipment:  These items should be purchased prior to the start of class.  All are available at A-B Tech Madison or in the A-B Tech bookstore in the Bailey Building.
    • AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Eleventh Edition
    • AHA, Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider; 2015 standards
    • Pocket Face Mask with One Way Valve

 

Notary Public

Mon, July 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Fees:  Course $75)

The course covers material and required exam for becoming a notary. Upon class completion with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. 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. Students must present a current photo ID and have a copy of the required textbook to be admitted to class. Textbook: Notary Public Manual, 2016 Edition. Books are available to purchase at the A-B Tech Madison campus.

 

QuickBooks Basics

Fri, August 3, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Fees:  Course $59)

Designed for the small business owner or beginner needing the basics. Learn the difference between the online and desktop versions to help determine what is best for you. Create invoices and sales receipts, make deposits, track expenses, generate reports and reconcile bank statements. Class held in a computer lab with QB desktop version available. No book required. The class is fast-paced. Basic knowledge of bookkeeping and ability to navigate multiple computer screens required.

 

FALL 2018

(listed alphabetically)

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Fri, Oct 5 - Nov 9, 1 - 4 p.m. (Fees:  Course $70; Tech $5)

This class will teach you how to use the digital imaging software, Photoshop Elements, 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 photo montages and prepare images for print, email, or posting on the web.  Make flyers, a logo or a web gallery for your business.  The class is suitable for Mac and Windows users, and Mac users are encouraged to bring laptops if preferred.

 

Blacksmithing

Thurs, Sept 13 - Dec 6, 6 - 10 p.m. (Fees: $125; Supply/Lab $35; Ins $1.35; Tech $5)

This course provides demonstration and hands-on instruction of basic blacksmithing processes used in large and small business.  Fire maintenance, hammering and shaping techniques, steel chemistry and safety will be emphasized.  This class is perfect for those who want a formal instruction to this ancient trade.  Tool making will also be discussed. Student should bring safety glasses to the first class session and wear hard-toe shoes.

 

Cake Decorating

Mon, Oct 1 - Oct 29, 6 - 8 p.m. (Fees:  Course $60)

Whether you’re a home hobbyist or an aspiring baker you will inspired to make cakes that look as good as they taste. With nothing fancier than a pastry bag and a set of piping tips you will create elegant details that will accent your cakes to polished masterpieces. Discover how to pipe refined designs for any special occasion cake that calls for elegance or whimsy. Supplies needed for class will cost approximately $40-$50.

 

Computer Basics I 

Two Offerings:  Mon & Wed, Aug 13 - Sept 10, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Tues & Thurs, Oct 23 - Nov 15, 10 a.m. - 1 pm.  (fees waived)

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:  Mon & Wed, Sept 17 - Oct 10, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Tues & Thurs, Nov 27 - Dec 20, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  (fees:  waived)

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.

 

CPR/Basic Life Support

Sat, Oct 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  (Fees:  Course $70; Supply/Lab $5; Tech $5)

With the knowledge and skills you learn in this course, you can save a life.  You will learn the skills of CPR for victims of all ages.  You will learn how to relieve choking (foreign-body airway obstruction).  The skills you learn in this course will enable you to recognize emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest and how to respond to them.

 

Drone Remote Pilot Certificate

Tues & Thurs, Nov 29 - Dec 13, 5:45 - 8:45 p.m.  (Fees:  Course $70; Tech $5)

Commercial or non-hobby related operations of a drone requires a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA with a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) rating.  This course will prepare you to sit for the required FAA knowledge exam and increase likelihood of earning your certification.  Exam is not part of the course.  Instructor FAA authorized commercial drone pilot. 

 

Effective Teacher Training

Mon & Wed, Sept 17 - Oct 17, 6 - 9 p.m. (Fees: Course $125; Tech $5)

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. Utilizing curricula approved for NC schools, this course is experiential to enable you to feel more comfortable in the classroom and to get a true sense of actually teaching a class. Textbook: Substitute Teacher Handbook, 9th edition, needs to be purchased at the A-B Tech Madison bookstore before class begins.  Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED. Attendance at all class meetings is required.

 

Medicinal Plants and Their Healing Power

Wed, Oct 3 - Oct 17, 6 - 8 p.m. (Fees: Course $55)

For centuries our ancestors used natural remedies to relieve pain, improve physical and mental states through the use of herbal seeds, bark, roots, flowers and foliage. Directly involve yourself in the healing process by making your own herbal remedies. Explore choosing herbs, making salves, poultices, infusions and stocking your herbal medicine cabinet.

 

Notary Public

Two offerings:  Fri, Sept 14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fri, Nov 9, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Fees:  Course $75)

The course covers material and required exam for becoming a notary. Upon class completion with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. 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. Students must present a current photo ID and have a copy of the required textbook to be admitted to class. Textbook: Notary Public Manual, 2016 Edition. Books are available to purchase at the A-B Tech Madison campus.

 

Nurse Aide I

Day Offering: Tues - Thurs, Sept 4 - Oct 30 , 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Night Offering:  Mon & Wed (Sat clinicals), Oct 1 - Jan 30, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Day Offering: Tues - Thurs, Nov 13 - Jan 16 , 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

(Fees:  Course $180; Supply/Lab $25; Ins $1.35; Tech $5)

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.  Additional information needed for registration is available on our website here.  Students taking NA-I classes at Madison must register in person at A-B Tech Madison.  Textbook:  Hartman's Long-Term Care, Workbook and Handbook available at A-B Tech Madison.  There is a mandatory 15-hour orientation prior to each class start (dates/times will be shared at registration).  Day class times change on six clinical days to 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Day classes break one-half hour for lunch.  Evening classes will meet on at least six Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Classes will break for one-half hour on those Saturdays.  Class dates are subject to change.

 

Organic Vegetable Gardening

Thurs, Sept 20 - Oct 18, 6 - 8 p.m. (Fees: Course $60)

Growing wholesome food in your own garden may help you keep fit and enable you to eat more nutritiously.  You will learn how to build rich, healthy organic soil in order to successfully grow your own organic fruits, vegetable, herbs and nuts without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or insecticides. You will identify which garden design works for you. Is it companion planting, square foot planting, or raised beds? The instructor is a NC Master Gardener and has been growing organic food for the past ten years.

 

Personal Care Aide

Mon & Fri, Oct 1 - Nov 9, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Fees:  Course - Waived)

Personal Care Aides make up one of the largest and fastest-growing workforce fields in the country. The need for Personal Care Aides is projected to increase by 71% by 2020. This learner-centered class will include speakers from the healthcare field, case scenarios, small group work and other forms of interactive learning focused on the competencies that PCAs need to perform well on the job. Working environments include private homes, small residential facilities, group homes and larger facilities. PCA duties include tasks such as assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, cooking and light housekeeping. Successful completers of the class are guaranteed an interview with Care Partners.

 

Fall 2018 Continuing Education Catalog

 

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