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Class Geared toward Latinos Is Successful

Students who completed a 40-hour HVAC course geared toward the community's Latino population received certificates on the last day of class in recognition of their successful completion of training.

WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Continuing Education Division successfully offered an HVAC course this spring specifically geared toward serving Pitt County’s Latino population.

The general maintenance air conditioning, heating and refrigeration course met on Saturdays, from March 4 to April 22, at the Vo-Tech Training Center in Ayden. Ray Hardee was lead instructor of the 40-hour class, with Juan Garcia serving as his interpreter.

The 14 students who completed the course received certificates on the final day of class in recognition of their training.

According to PCC Continuing Education Coordinator Gail Nichols, the class was part of the college’s efforts to extend educational opportunities to all segments of the community. She said that mission would continue with the start of a welding class designed for Latinos next month.

Scheduled to begin June 3, the course costs $526.65 and will be held in the Welding Building on PCC’s main campus. Students who complete the training will be certified as level one welders.

For more details on the welding class, contact Nichols at (252) 493-7625 or gnichols@email.pittcc.edu. Those who only speak Spanish, though, should contact Mery Caldwell at (252) 814-4466 or mcaldwell094@my.pittcc.edu for more information.