HRD Course Schedule

Learn more about our Human Resources Development (HRD) program here.
For questions or information on registration, call 252-493-7885.

* Fee waiver available for those who qualify.
To qualify for the fee waiver you must meet one of four criteria:

  • Are unemployed or underemployed
  • Have received notification of pending layoff
  • Are working and are eligible for federal earned income tax credit
  • Are working and earning wages at or below two hundred (200%) of the federal poverty guidelines


161753Human Services Exploration: DSS Caseworker1/8-2/8
GCA 107
161810Computer Technology Awareness1/8-2/14M,W8:30a-11:30a$125*GCA 107
161938Professionals in Transition1/8-5/6M,W,Th1:30p-4:30p$75*GCA 107
161977Goal Setting1/9T8:30a-12:30p$70*GCA 112
159115Create a Dynamic Resume1/16T8:30a-12:30p$70*GCA 107
BioWorkWorking Smart1/16-1/31T,W,Th6p-10p$125*Online
161942Career Exploration for Freight Dispatching1/17-3/6M,W6p-9p$125*Online
TBDCareer Exploration for Information Technology (IT) Professionals1/31-2/15M,W,Th
TBDJob Interview Skills1/25Th8:30a-12:30p$70*GCA 109


161978Goal Setting2/6T8:30a-12:30p$70*GCA 112
161989Create a Dynamic Resume2/20T8:30a-12:30p$70*GCA 107
TBDJob Interview Skills2/22Th8:30a-12:30p$70*GCA 109
TBDFDIC Money Smart2/23F8:30a-12:30p$70*GCA 112
161754Human Services Exploration: DSS Caseworker2/19-3/20
GCA 107
161765Workplace Technology Awareness2/26-4/15M,W8:30a-11:30a$125*GCA 107


162216Career Exploration for a Profession in Real Estate3/4-4/10M,W6p-8p$125*RLH 103
161943Career Exploration for Freight Dispatching3/14-5/2T,Th1:30p-4:30p$125*GCA 112
161990Create a Dynamic Resume3/19T8:30a-12:30p$70*GCA 107
TBDFDIC Money Smart3/22T8:30a-12:30p$70*GCA 112
TBDJob Interview Skills3/28Th8:30a-12:30p$70*GCA 109


TBDCareer Exploration for Information Technology (IT) Professionals4/1-4/17M,W,Th
161755Income Maintenance Caseworker: NCFAST4/8-5/13M,W,Th7p-10p$125*Online
161981Goal Setting4/9T8:30a-12:30p$70*GCA 112


Course Descriptions

Career Exploration for Freight Dispatching

Have you ever thought about running a trucking business without owning your own truck?  If so, this course is for you.  You will learn how to be your own boss, dispatch your own loads, how to network with other dispatchers and so much more!  27 hours. Cost: $125. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Career Exploration for Healthcare Professionals

The healthcare industry is one of the largest employers in the economy – and one of the most rapidly growing. There are endless career opportunities at all levels in the healthcare industry. Let us help you explore what jobs are the right fit for you, and what training and education they require. 30 hours. Cost: $125. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Career Exploration for Information Technology (IT) Professionals

Computer and Information Technology careers offer professionals the opportunity to work in many industries, including banking, business and industry, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and more. Overall employment in IT is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations from 2022 to 2032. Understanding what paths are available to you can help you navigate your first steps as you begin your career in IT. 24 hours. Cost: $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Career Exploration for a Profession in Real Estate

Are you interested in a career in real estate? Join our class to explore real estate as a career option, the education requirements, and the process to become a real estate broker. You’ll learn information about the real estate industry, basic real estate concepts and discover the skills necessary to become a successful real estate professional. 24 hours. Cost: $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Create a Dynamic Resume

Let us teach you how to create a dynamic resume, define your targeted job and its requirements, highlight skills that get you noticed, populate applications effectively, and create a cover letter that will open doors for you! 8 hours. Cost: $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Communication Skills

Let us help you build valuable interpersonal communication skills. Effective communication skills are important in business interactions and personal interactions. We will focus on the communication skills necessary for job hunting and interviewing. 12 hours. Cost: $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Computer Technology Awareness

Do you need to update your technology skills and become more familiar with computer technology? Learn the basics of how to operate a PC and become more familiar with Microsoft Word to enhance your professional skill set. 27 hours. Cost: $125. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Customer Service

Every day in every workplace across the country, people are interacting with customers. You will learn effective communication skills and be able to anticipate and analyze different types of customer interactions. We will help you develop the skills needed for providing more effective customer service and make you a valued employee in any organization! 12 hours. Cost: $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Diversity in the Workplace

Learn about diversity and inclusion in the workplace, which causes all employees to feel accepted and valued. We will teach you how to communicate and interact with the different generations in the workplace and the do’s and don’ts of working in a multicultural environment. When employees feel accepted and valued, they are also happier in their workplace and stay longer with a company. 8 hours. Cost: $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Employer Expectations

Our focus is to provide you with employability skills training and increase your ability to get a job, or get a better job. During this course, you will demonstrate the ability to work as a team member. You will also complete vocational and academic assessments. 12 hours. Cost: $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

FDIC Money Smart

Money Smart is financial education designed to help those with low to moderate incomes. If you are outside the financial mainstream, we can help enhance your financial skills and create positive banking relationships. 12 hours. $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Goal Setting

Written goals provide motivation, focus, strategies, responsibility, and direction to individuals to make the commitment to fulfill their desired result. Let’s us help you reach your SMART goals, so that, you can get the job you deserve! 4 hours. $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Human Services Exploration: DSS Caseworker

Learn the skills and strategies needed to provide employability skills training and career exploration for the role of Income Maintenance Caseworker within Department of Social Services agencies. 45 hours. Cost: $125. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Income Maintenance Caseworker – NCFAST

Learn the skills associated with becoming an Income Maintenance Caseworker. Specific focus will include proficiency in the utilization of the NCFAST application. Other topics will include skills in communication, interviewing, time management, data gathering/compiling, and data analysis. Prerequisite: Human Services Exploration: DSS Caseworker. 48 hours. Cost: $125.

Job Interview Skills

Would you like to enhance your interviewing skills? We can help by exploring your personal values, work ethic, job interests, job strengths, and long-term career objectives. 12 hours. Cost: $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

LinkedIn for Job Seekers

Learn how to develop an impressive LinkedIn profile, how to enhance your job search, and how to build connections that really matter. Learn to use LinkedIn as a social media tool to expand your reach and connect with decision makers in the workplace. We will cover beginner basics as well as advanced techniques. 4 hours. $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Overcoming Job Seeking Barriers and Blunders

Ever wonder if your resume gets lost or do you question if your application even gets seen? Learn some tried and true secrets of what employers are looking for in an employee. Learn to effectively answer interview questions as they relate to blemishes associated with current and previous situations. You will develop transferable skills, discover your strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to set goals. We can also teach you how to overcome barriers both on and off the job. 4 hours. Cost: $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Professionals in Transition

This lab will provide employability skills training for students who are unemployed, underemployed, received notice of a pending layoff, or re-entering the workforce. Individuals will refine their job search strategy, practice interviewing and networking skills, develop a Self-Marketing plan, and have accountability assignments for their job search. Individuals will complete and post their resume on appropriate career sites. 3 hours $75. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Six Keys to Self Leadership

Learn to develop the strategies necessary for career growth. Whether you are seeking to obtain a better job or wanting to advance in your career, developing techniques of self leadership is essential. The critical question to ask is – Are the keys to your success in your hand or someone else’s? We will teach you how to keep the keys in your hand by applying six principles of self leadership to: 1) identify your pitfalls; 2) focus on your unique abilities, skills and knowledge; 3) communicate to build relationships; and 4) use the tools of a self-leader to achieve your potential. 8 hours. Cost: $70. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Working Smart

One of the major reasons why individuals are released from employment, is not because they lack the technical skills to perform the job, but because they lack the soft-skills needed to succeed in the workplace. We can help identify and teach the critical soft-skills necessary for you to be an effective worker and a strong team player in a fast-pace environment. You will learn the importance of personal branding, dealing with stress, how to actively listen, effectively communicate, adjust to change, and problem solve. 30 hours. Cost: $125. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.

Workplace Technology Awareness

You’ve learned the basics of how to operate a computer, so now it’s time to upskill and improve your computer literacy in Microsoft Applications. Having the necessary and basic computer knowledge will put you a step ahead of others. This is your opportunity to take on roles you might have not considered. 30 hours. Cost: $125. Fee waiver available for those who qualify.