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ID# Course Dates Days Time Cost
116150  Electrical License Renewal
5/4-5/5  FSa  8a-5p  $75
N/A Butchery 5/19-7/7 Sa 8a-4:30p $425.35
119170  Blueprint Reading 5/22-5/31  TTh  6p-9p  $75 
N/A General HVAC Maintenance 6/2-7/7 Sa 8a-4:30p $267.42
120195 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 9/8-10/27 Sa 8a-4p Call for info. 

Lead Renovation Repair & Painting Certification

Become certified in lead-safe practices! You will be able to renovate, repair or paint a pre-1978 dwelling. Instructor: Ray Hardee. 8 hours. Cost: $195

Electrical License Renewal

This course provides the 8 or 16 hours of continuing education required by the North Carolina Electrical Board to maintain a current electrical license. Instructor: Ray Hardee. Location: Ayden VT. 16 hours. Cost: $75

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Level I

Explore a basic introduction to TIG, Fillet Welds, Butts, and lap joints. You will learn to weld a T-Joint and corner as well as a Flat V-Groove and numerous positions. You will also be introduced to Aluminum. Instructors: Kirk Newkirk and Robert Jimenez. 60 hours. Cost: $342.25

Blueprint Reading

Get introduced to the basic principles of blueprint reading. Topics will include line types, orthographic projections, dimensioning methods, and notes. Upon completion, you should be able to interpret basic blueprints and visualize the features of a part. Instructor: Kim Gaylord. Location: GS 402. 12 hours. Cost: $75

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Learn more about the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. You will also be introduced to the oxy-fuel cutting equipment with emphasis on straight line, curve, and bevel cutting. Upon completion, you will be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes as well as be able to oxy-fuel cut metals of varying thickness. Offered in English and Spanish. Instructor: Charles Newkirk. Location: MW 101. 60 hours. Cost: Call Gail at 493-7625 for cost info.


This class will teach basic education in Animal Science and how the animals raised for meat consumption provides a stable source of protein for people. We will provide full training for butchering several different kinds of farm raised animals; cattle, lamb, pigs, goats and chickens. You will learn about the necessary equipment to field dress an animal, how to maintain your tools, how to market the meat products, and current trends in the meat industry. You will also learn how to properly sharpen butchering knives. Using a commercial vacuum system, you will vacuum seal the meat you cut. You will need to wear closed toe boots, long pants, and long sleeve shirts. Layered clothing is recommended due to the cold freezer. You will share the purchase of the meat for butchering and will take the meat home for personal use. Location: Coalition for Healthy Eating Community Food Hub in Bethel, NC. Taught in English and Spanish. Cost: $425.35

General HVAC Maintenance

This class will provide training in basic diagnostics and basic maintenance for residential HVAC systems. You will need to wear closed toe boots and long pants. You will also need safety glasses and mechanic gloves. Taught in English and Spanish. Location: KVW 105. 48 hours. Cost: $267.42

The following classes are available to both English and Spanish speaking individuals: Butchery, Basic Electrical Wiring, HVAC, Masonry, and Plumbing. For more info on dates/times, contact Gail Nichols at 252-493-7625.