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Arts

ID# Course Dates Days Time Cost
116282  Watercolor Basics 1/9-3/27  6:30p-9p  $69 
116189 Watercolor Painting 1/10-3/28  9:30a-12p  $65 
116190 Watercolor Painting 1/10-3/28  1:30p-4p  $65 

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Computer/Technology

ID# Course Dates Days Time Cost
115941 Graphic Design for Beginners: Canva 2/21  6p-9p  $15
115942  Graphic Design for Beginners: Canva  3/20  6p-9p  $15 

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Creative

ID# Course Dates Days Time Cost
115945  Family Stories Workshop 1/8-3/26  1:30p-4:30p  $79 
115946  Creative Writing Seminar
1/9-3/27  6:30p-9:30p  $69 
115947  Creative Writing Seminar 1/11-3/29  Th  6:30p-9:30p  $69 
116288 Beginning Sewing: Make Your Own Lounge Pants 1/16-2/6 T 6p-8p $49
116062 Creating Your Life Story in Song: Give a Gift to Your Family 1/22-2/5  1p-2p  $25 
116063 Creating Your Life Story in Song: Give a Gift to Your Family 2/12-2/26  1p-2p  $25 
116064 Creating Your Life Story in Song: Give a Gift to Your Family  3/5-3/19  1p-2p  $25 
116289 Beginning Sewing: Make Your Own Lounge Pants 4/3-4/24 T 6p-8p $49
116065 Creating Your Life Story in Song: Give a Gift to Your Family  4/16-4/30  1p-2p  $25 
116066 Creating Your Life Story in Song: Give a Gift to Your Family  5/7-5/21  1p-2p  $25

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Dance

ID# Course Dates Days Time Cost
115956  Learn to Shag  1/9-1/30 6:30p-7:30p  $39
115960  Beyond Basic - Shag  1/9-1/30  7:45p-8:45p  $39
115957 Learn to Shag 2/6-2/27  6:30p-7:30p  $39 
115961  Beyond Basic - Shag  2/6-2/27  7:45p-8:45p  $39
115958 Learn to Shag  3/6-3/27  6:30p-7:30p   $39
115962  Beyond Basic - Shag  3/6-3/27  7:45p-8:45p  $39
115959 Learn to Shag  4/3-4/24  6:30p-7:30p   $39 
115963  Beyond Basic - Shag  4/3-4/24  7:45p-8:45p  $39
116234 Learn to Shag  5/8-5/29  6:30p-7:30p   $39
116224  Beyond Basic - Shag  5/8-5/29  7:45p-8:45p  $39
116235 Learn to Shag  6/5-6/26  6:30p-7:30p   $39
116231  Beyond Basic - Shag  6/5-6/26  7:45p-8:45p  $39

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Health & Wellness

ID# Course Dates Days Time Cost
116056  Coping with Loss and Grief 1/12  3:30p-5:30p  $19
116030 Hear My Voice: Social Fun 1/17-1/31  1p-2p  $25
116051  Decrease My Stress: Relaxation Through Music  1/22  12:15p-1:15p  $15
116025 Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety 1/26  2:30p-4p  $15
116147 Box Out Parkinson's 2/5-3/2 MWF 1p-2p $69
116057  Coping with Loss and Grief  2/9  3:30p-5:30p  $19
116052  Decrease My Stress: Relaxation Through Music  2/12  12:15p-1:15p  $15
116031 Hear My Voice: Social Fun 2/14-2/28  1p-2p  $25
116026 Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety 2/16  2:30p-4p  $15
116058  Coping with Loss and Grief  3/9  3:30p-5:30p  $19
116053  Decrease My Stress: Relaxation Through Music  3/12  12:15p-1:15p  $15 
116032 Hear My Voice: Social Fun  3/14-3/28  1p-2p  $25 
116027 Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety  3/16  2:30p-4p  $15
116148 Box Out Parkinson's 4/9-4/27 MWF 1p-2p $69
116054  Decrease My Stress: Relaxation Through Music  4/23  12:15p-1:15p  $15
116028 Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety  4/27  2:30p-4p  $15
116059  Coping with Loss and Grief  4/27  3:30p-5:30p  $19
116033 Hear My Voice: Social Fun  5/2-5/16  1p-2p  $25
116029 Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety  5/11  2:30p-4p  $15
116060  Coping with Loss and Grief  5/11  3:30p-5:30p  $19
116055  Decrease My Stress: Relaxation Through Music  5/21  12:15p-1:15p  $15

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Language

ID# Course Dates Days Time Cost
116246 Conversational Spanish 2/6-3/27 T 6p-8p  $59
116061  Core Communication 4/9-5/7 M 6:30p-8:30p $59
116151 Couples Communication 4/21-4/28 Sa 8:30a-12:30p $39

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Music

ID# Course Dates Days Time Cost
January          
116208 PCC Symphony Orchestra 1/9-5/8 T 6:30p-8:30p Free
116040 Piano for Adult Beginners 1/19-2/16  12p-1p  $59 
116037 Piano for Adult Beginners 1/23-2/20  10a-11a  $59
116036 New Horizons Band 1/23-5/10 TTh 10:30a-12p $75
116035 New Horizons Band Beginner 1/23-5/10 TTh 12:15p-1:15p $50
116048 Improving Your Church Choir 1/24-2/7 W 9:30a-10:30a $25
116046 Group Piano for Adults with Prior Experience 1/24-2/21  4:30p-5:30p  $59 
116043 Group Piano for Adults with Prior Experience 1/25-2/22  Th  10a-11a  $59 
116136 Reading Music I 1/25-2/22 Th 11:30a-12:30p $59
116071 Ukulele for Adult Beginners 1/25-2/22  Th  12:30p-1:30p  $59 
116074 Ukulele for Adult Beginners 1/25-2/22  Th  5p-6p  $59
116034 The Celebration Singers 1/31-5/8 W 11a-12p $50
116067 Guitar for Adult Beginners 1/31-2/28 W 12p-1p $59
116069 Guitar for Adult Beginners 1/31-2/28 W 5p-6p $59
116077 Ukulele for Adult Beginners  1/31-2/28  6p-7p  $59
February          
116079 Classical Music: A Primer  2/1 Th 6p-8p $15
116041 Piano for Adult Beginners  2/23-3/23  12p-1p  $59
116038 Piano for Adult Beginners  2/27-3/27  10a-11a  $59
116047 Group Piano for Adults with Prior Experience  2/28-3/28  4:30p-5:30p  $59
March          
116044 Group Piano for Adults with Prior Experience  3/1-3/29  Th  10a-11a  $59
116137 Reading Music I 3/1-3/29  Th  11:30a-12:30p  $59
116072 Ukulele for Adult Beginners  3/1-3/29  Th  12:30p-1:30p  $59 
116075 Ukulele for Adult Beginners  3/1-3/29  Th  5p-6p  $59
116080  Classical Music: A Primer  3/1  Th  6p-8p  $15 
116068 Guitar for Adult Beginners 3/7-4/4 W 12p-1p $59
116070 Guitar for Adult Beginners 3/7-4/4 W 5p-6p $59
116078 Ukulele for Adult Beginners  3/7-4/4  6p-7p  $59 
116049 Improving Your Church Choir 3/14-3/28 W 9:30a-10:30a $25
April          
116050 Improving Your Church Choir 4/11-4/25  9:30a-10:30a  $25 
116278 Guitar for Adult Beginners 4/11-5/9 W 12p-1p $59
116268 Guitar for Adult Beginners 4/11-5/9 W 5p-6p $59
116272 Ukulele for Adult Beginners  4/11-5/9  6p-7p  $59 
116139 Reading Music II 4/12-5/10 Th 11:30a-12:30p $59
116073 Ukulele for Adult Beginners  4/12-5/10  Th  12:30p-1:30p  $59 
116076 Ukulele for Adult Beginners  4/12-5/10  Th  5p-6p  $59 
116039 Piano for Adult Beginners  4/17-5/15  10a-11a  $59 
116042 Piano for Adult Beginners  4/20-5/18  12p-1p  $59
May          
116045 Group Piano for Adults with Prior Experience  5/3-5/31  Th  10a-11a  $59
116081 Classical Music: A Primer  5/3  Th  6p-8p  $15 
116281 Guitar for Adult Beginners 5/16-6/13 W 12p-1p $59
116269 Guitar for Adult Beginners 5/16-6/13 W 5p-6p $59
116290 Ukulele for Adult Beginners  5/16-6/13  6p-7p  $59 

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Safety

ID# Course Dates Days Time Cost
116203  AAA Roadwise 1/13  Sa  8a-12p  $30 
116404 UAS Orientation & Prep (Remote Pilot for Drones) 2/1-2/27  TTh  6p-9p  $199 
116283 Basic Pistol 2/10 Sa 8a-5p $90
116204  AAA Roadwise  2/24  Sa  8a-12p  $30 
116284  NC Concealed Carry 3/17  Sa  8a-5p  $90
116205  AAA Roadwise  3/17  Sa  8a-12p  $30
116286 CCW Legal Update 3/17 Sa 1:30p-4p $49
116405 UAS Orientation & Prep (Remote Pilot for Drones) 4/3-4/26  TTh  6p-9p  $199 
116206  AAA Roadwise  4/14  Sa  8a-12p  $30
116207  AAA Roadwise  5/12  Sa  8a-12p  $30
116285  NC Concealed Carry 5/19  Sa  8a-5p  $90 
116287 CCW Legal Update 5/19 Sa 1:30p-4p $49

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Wealth Management

ID# Course Dates Days Time Cost
115943  Identity Theft 1/25  Th 6p-8p  $12
115944  Identity Theft 2/8 Th  6p-8p $12

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For questions about any of these classes or how to register, please contact Lisa Webb at 252.493.7317 or lwebb@email.pittcc.edu.
   

 NC Concealed Carry

Learn the aspects of the North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun Law as they apply to the rights of citizens to carry a concealed handgun. You will also learn how to apply the fundamentals of safety and basic marksmanship. This course will be taught by an NRA Certified Instructor. If you are a first-time shooter, you will need to take the Basic Pistol class prior to this one. Please bring your Driver's License/picture ID card to class and wear comfortable clothing. If you plan to "rent" a pistol from the instructor, you will need to bring $30-$40 in cash for the instructor to pay for ammunition. *.22 caliber or single action revolvers are not allowed. All firearms must be clean and functioning. For further questions, contact Lisa Webb at 252-493-7317. Instructor: Robert James. 8 hours. Cost: $90

CCW Legal Update

Do you have your NC Concealed Carry permit and need to update or renew it? Then this is the class for you! You will be updated on NC laws and will be able to re-take the test. *.22 caliber or single action revolvers are not allowed in this course. All firearms must be clean and functioning. 2.5 hours. Cost: $49

Basic Pistol

The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Through this course, students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. This course will also prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses. This course will be taught by a National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Shooting Instructor. If you are bringing your own gun to the range, you must provide your own factory ammo. Also bring safety glasses and hearing protection. For further questions, contact Lisa Webb at 252-493-7317. Instructor: Robert James. 8 hours. Cost: $90

AAA Roadwise

Pitt County Safe Communities Coalition in conjunction with Pitt Community College offer the AAA approved Roadwise course. This course covers a variety of topics for drivers ages 50+. Pre-registration and payment are required. Note: Completion of this course in no way guarantees any privileges or rights under NC applicable law. 4 hours. Cost: $30 

UAS Orientation & Prep (Remote Pilot for Drones)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that drone operators will have to pass a UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) Part 107 aeronautical knowledge test as one of the requirements for legally flying drones commercially. Discover what commercial drone/UAS operators will need to know in order to pass the FAA Part 107 certification test. Learn pertinent information regarding regulations, airspace, weather, and more. Instructors: Dan Mayo, William Lewis, Mike Nicholson. 24 hours. Cost: $199
 

Watercolor Basics

Learn the art of watercolor painting! You will be introduced to the basics of working with watercolor paints and applying various techniques to create your own painting. The class is an excellent outlet opportunity. Instructor: Judy Dye. 27.5 hours. Cost: $69

Watercolor Painting

This class is for all levels of watercolor interest and knowledge. Basic skills will be introduced if you are new. If you are more intermediate, your focus will be on independent study to help develop your own painting style. We will encourage you to participate in local art events/art organizations. Individual guidance will be given to all students. Instructor: Judy Dye. 27.5 hours. Cost: $65

Learn to Shag

Come and learn the "Dance of the Carolinas." You will learn the basic steps of shag dancing. It is recommended that you wear hard sole shoes or you are welcome to dance in your socks. A dancing partner is suggested, but not required. Instructors: Rick and Suzanne Burchfiel. 4 hours. Cost: $39

Beyond Basic - Shag

This course is a continuation of Learn to Shag. You will continue the basic steps as well as adding on more! It is recommended that you wear hard sole shoes or you can dance in your socks. A dancing partner is suggested, but not required. Instructors: Rick and Suzanne Burchfiel. 4 hours. Cost: $39
 

Couples Communication

Discover concepts and skills that will help you and your partner listen, talk, and relate to one another as well as increase your interpersonal competence to help you both live a more satisfactory and meaningful life. A Couples Communication with or without scripture will be required. For order information, contact Lisa Webb at 252.493.7317. (One packet per couple) Instructor: Martha Brown. 8 hours. Cost: $39

Conversational Spanish

Conversational Spanish is a practical, fun way of learning some basic conversational skills in Spanish. You will learn pronunciation and vocabulary surrounding practical daily activities. Class will be very interactive and you will be expected to participate in group activities. Required textbook: ISBN-13: 978-1259586361 Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Conversation. Instructor: Bryan Williamson. 16 hours. Cost: $59 

Core Communication

Learn six talking skills and five listening skills for resolving conflicts, making decisions, solving problems, and negotiating more effectively. These practical communication skills strengthen your relationships and increase your personal and professional opportunities. Instructor: Martha Brown. 12 hours. Cost: $59

Ukulele for Adult Beginners

The ukulele is a fun and easy to learn instrument! Even if you have never played an instrument before, you will be playing the ukulele after the very first class! Explore basic chords, simple strums, and fun songs together as a group class. You will need to bring your own ukulele. 5 hours. Cost $59

Creating Your Life Story in Song: Give a Gift to Your Family

Capture your journey in life through song; a wonderful gift for your family. Use songs already written, or create lyrics of your own.  Songs can be new, or can be favorites from long ago. Leave a lasting legacy for your loved ones with your treasure of music. 3 hours. Cost $25

Family Stories Workshop

Every family has stories to tell, but many are lost before they’re recorded. In this workshop, students will receive guidance in how to write and structure these stories and their own. Through a balance of lecture, stimulating memory exercises, discussion, and class feedback they will be able to create a permanent record of these stories for posterity. Instructor: Patsy O'Leary. 36 hours. Cost: $79

Beginning Sewing: Make Your Own Lounge Pants

Learn how to make a basic pair of lounge pants. Skills learned will be pattern and fabric, sewing a straight stitch, how to make a casing, and measuring for elastic and basic hems. Instructor: Elizabeth Weidner. 8 hours. Cost: $49

Stage Fright: Performance Anxiety

Learn to overcome anxiety (a little nervousness or outright terror) when performing before an audience or in an audition. Gain an understanding of your  own personality dynamics and how they are related to performance; explore relaxation techniques useful before and during performances or public appearances, and explore how to improve your overall performance health. This class is for musicians, actors, dancers, public speakers and any others who want to improve your public performance skills. 1.5 hours. Cost: $15

Creative Writing Seminar

Whether you are an inexperienced or experienced writer, this course is for you! The emphasis is on creativity, writing, and critique. Assignments are read anonymously and critiqued by class members and the instructor to work toward improved writing technique and communication skills. Tip sheets on the elements of writing are supplemented by exercises. All genres of writing are welcome. Revision and submission for publication and competition are encouraged. Instructor: Patsy O'Leary. 36 hours. Cost: $69

Classical Music: A Primer

Come learn about music for upcoming PCC Symphony Orchestra concerts. Explore the traditions of Western art music via the structure, style and composers of music before attending the concerts! Course content will include listening, lecture, discussion, an introduction to score reading and conducting, and a hands-on introduction to orchestral instruments. No previous musical experience required. 2 hours. Cost: $15

Improving Your Church Choir

Explore techniques for improving choral blend, intonation, diction and repertoire. Learn how to balance the musical and non-musical duties for church musicians, such as recruitment & retention, library, and the church year. Whether you are a volunteer or professional, director or accompanist … this course is for you! 3 hours. Cost: $25

New Horizons Band

Did you play in band during high school? Have you always wanted to learn to play a flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, or another instrument? It's never too late to learn! New Horizons Band is for adult musicians, novice and experienced. We will help you learn from the beginning or help you "relearn." No auditions are required but you will need your own instrument. Playing an instrument is great for maintaining finger movement, helping to keep arthritic hand limber and maintaining and improving respiratory functioning. In addition, social fun is good for everyone! New Horizons Band plays for a variety of locations and activities in the community, such as senior living centers, senior social clubs, concerts, celebrations, and community events. 48 hours. Cost: $75

New Horizons Band - Beginner

Did you play in band during high school? Have you always wanted to learn to play a flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, or another instrument? It's never too late to learn! New Horizons Band is for adult musicians, novice and experienced. We will help you learn from the beginning or help you "relearn." No auditions are required but you will need your own instrument. Playing an instrument is great for maintaining finger movement, helping to keep arthritic hand limber and maintaining and improving respiratory functioning. In addition, social fun is good for everyone! New Horizons Band plays for a variety of locations and activities in the community, such as senior living centers, senior social clubs, concerts, celebrations, and community events. 32 hours. Cost: $50

PCC Symphony Orchestra

Do you play an orchestral instrument? Join us for an opportunity to gain experience by playing in an ensemble. Emphasis is placed on orchestral techniques and the study and performance of a variety of styles and periods of orchestral and string ensemble literature. Upon completion, you should be able to demonstrate skills needed to participate in ensemble playing leadership to performance. Prerequisite: Completion of high school orchestra or band program, or comparable private lesson experience. All other cases to be determined by audition. Instructor: Michael Stephenson. 34 hours. Cost: FREE

Reading Music I

Get introduced to the basics of reading musical notation. Let us help you make sense of printed music! Topics will include note names, key signatures, intervals, scales, and a brief introduction to rudiments of music theory. The content and pacing of this course will be tailored to your specific interests and abilities. (minimum enrollment required) 5 hours. Cost: $59

Reading Music II

Build on concepts you learned in Reading Music I. This will include developing basic music reading skills and exploring basic music theory concepts through collaborative activities and group participation. 5 hours. Cost: $59

Piano for Adult Beginners

The Music Academy of Eastern Carolina believes that every life needs music and anyone can learn to play the piano. A desire to learn is the only prerequisite. Classes are not about the final products but about the joy found in the process along the way. You will learn basic hand positions, simple melodies, note names, and beginning music reading. You will encourage and support one another as you make music together. (Enrollment of 4 required.) 5 hours. Cost: $59

Group Piano for Adults with Prior Experience

Build on knowledge you have learned in previous piano lessons or classes. We will review piano skills and continue development with two-handed techniques, including basic hand positions, chords, complex melodies, and use music symbols to play the keyboard. (Enrollment of 4 required.) 5 hours. Cost: $59

The Celebration Singers

Love to sing? Celebration Singers is a fun and social group for adults! We sing for a variety of locations and activities in the community such as senior living centers, senior social clubs, concerts, celebrations, and community events. Come enjoy music from Gospel to Broadway showtunes, and just about everything in between! Group singing offers benefits such as deep and controlled breathing, focus on maintaining good use of your lungs, diaphragm, and abdominal muscles, and engaging in continued learning for your brain. Add music to your health! Attend as often as you can - we understand life is full of appointments and travel! You do not have to be an expert musician. If music reading seems like a foreign language, it's ok. We will gladly help and teach the music for all levels. There are no auditions; come and enjoy the fun! 15 hours. Cost: $50

Guitar for Adult Beginners

Singing is fun when you can accompany yourself on the guitar! Learn the basics of playing guitar: chords, strumming, single string playing, finger-picking, tuning, fundamentals of music and technique. Lots of "hands-on" experience in a variety of styles. Folk song literature will be explored, which is ideal for teachers of early childhood through elementary school children and adults who wish to accompany their families. Acoustic guitar is required. Materials not included. 5 hours. Cost: $59

Coping with Loss and Grief

Learn positive skills for dealing with loss and grief by understanding the effects and impacts of loss and grief. You will gain an understanding of your personal emotional needs and identify healthy means of support and healing while participating in creative and meaningful music therapy groups. Allow the power of music and other creative arts to help you heal. Whether you are dealing with the loss through death, dementia of your loved ones, PTSD or other trauma, a terminal illness, or life's ever changing situations such as job loss, music, and creative expression can help you find a path of healing and growth. 2 hours. Cost: $19

Hear My Voice: Social Fun

Join others with life-aging issues (dementia, limited mobility, and others) along with your loved ones, families and/or care takers. Create fun experiences through social interaction while engaging in rhythmic movement and music.  Hum, sing, laugh, play rhythm instruments and create your own music together while in a nurturing and safe environment. Be a part of making fun life memories. 3 hours. Cost: $25

Box Out Parkinson's

Our Parkinson's boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, balance, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to overcome their opponent - Parkinson's disease. In comparison to other sports, boxing is a very physically demanding style of training but we provide a safe environment with No Contact so it is very difficult to get injured. It is also an incredible stress reliever, great social event, confidence booster, and most importantly, FUN! We will supply gloves but hand wraps are needed; we sell washable/reusable wraps for $10. Please arrive 15 minutes before each class to get your hands wrapped and fitted for gloves. 12 hours. Cost: $69

 Decrease My Stress: Relaxation through Music

Want to lower your stress or anxiety?  Use the power of your mind and learn how, through music therapy, to attain a sense of relaxation.  Music therapy has always been a great healer.  Music is a significant mood-changer and reliever of tension, working on many levels at once.  Involvement in music has shown to decrease heart rates and to promote higher body temperature - a sign of the body relaxing! Relaxation can lower metabolism and help treat chronic pain and insomnia. Through learning techniques for deep relaxation, you can focus on relaxing the mind and the body at the same time. Come and let our music therapists help you facilitate the experience of rhythm and music, bringing you a calming effect. Learn techniques and skills you can practice at home on your own. Combining music therapy with relaxation therapy is more efficient than doing relaxation alone. Let us help you make the process of relaxation easier for yourself. This is caring for yourself time! 1 hour. Cost: $15

Graphic Design for Beginners: Canva

Want to learn a free, easy-to-use graphic design program that can assist in creating amazing graphics? We will cover the tools, templates, and options available to create and edit graphics for nearly any need, including social media, presentations, marketing, and branding. You will use the tools to create graphic designs in class. Please bring your own device to work with. Instructor: Cindy Saylor. 3 hours. Cost: $15

Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America with 13.1 million U.S. consumers affected in 2015. What is identity theft and how can you protect yourself from becoming a victim? Join us to learn strategies on how to protect and monitor your identity. Instructor: Cindy Saylor. 2 hours. Cost: $12