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CLASS SCHEDULE

In partnership with community colleges, Goodwill offers skills training classes in fields such as introductory healthcare, office technology, and skilled trades. These classes are held at Goodwill's workforce development centers and are open to the public. To search for an upcoming class, please select a career field and/or a location from the menus. Classes offered are listed by location below.

Career Field: and/or

Location:


Career Connections Center - Rowan County  (704) 638-6434

Workforce Development Center - Asheville  (828) 298-9023

Electronic Medical Records - Foundations of Mathematics - Certified Nursing Assistant Level I - Computer Basics for the Workplace - Computer Empowerment for the Workplace - Essential Workplace Skills - General Education Diploma (GED) - Medical Office Pathways

Workforce Development Center - Catawba County  (828) 465-0371

Certified Nursing Assistant Level I - Computer Literacy for the Workplace - General Education Diploma (GED) - Microsoft Excel Level I - Microsoft Word Level I

Workforce Development Center - Iredell County  (704) 873-5005

Certified Nursing Assistant - English as a 2nd Language (ESL) - General Education Diploma (GED)

Workforce Development Center - Winston-Salem  (336) 724-3621

Certified Nursing Assistant Levels I & II - Customer Service - General Education Diploma (GED) - Food Services - Housekeeping - Culinary Arts - Forklift - Intro Trade Skills (Carpentry, HVAC, Electricity, Plumbing) - Intro to Office Technology - Medical Billing - Medication Technician - Medical Terminology & Coding - Personal Care Assistant - Pharmacy Assistant - Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access

Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency (ABE/HSE)

Students work to meet all academic requirements to receive their Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency (ABE/HSE).

Enrollment and Orientation for Goodwill classes held in the Hemlock Bldg. located at A-B Tech Community College, Asheville campus.  For program information call (828) 398-7433.

2014 Goodwill Class Schedule

Summer Session A: May 5 - Jun 27

Summer Session B: July 7 - Aug 15

Fall Session A: August 18th - October 10th

Fall Session B: October 13th - December 17th

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00 am – 12:00pm

 

Math/Science

Math/Science

Lab Time

 

9:00 am – 12:00pm

 

Language Arts & Social Studies

Language Arts & Social Studies

 

 

Location: Rm. 137/138, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806

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Adult Basic Skills/High School Equivalency

Work at your own pace to meet all subject requirements to receive your High School Equivalency Diploma.
 

Entrance Criteria: High School Equivalency Testing

Date(s): Open Lab
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm; MTWTH
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC

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or call (336) 734-7756

Basic Computer Skills

Learn the basic computer skills to help get a job. You will receive instruction in computer functions such as desktop navigation, creating employment-related documents, setting up an email address, sending and receiving email attachments, finding job openings on the internet, and learning to complete a job application.

 

Date(s): 9/30/2013 - 10/30/2013
Time: 12:00 - 3:00
Location: 1923 South Main Street, Salisbury
Duration: Class meets on M/T/W

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or call (704) 638-6434

Basic Computer Skills

Learn the basic computer skills to help get a job. You will receive instruction in computer functions such as desktop navigation, creating employment-related documents, setting up an email address, sending and receiving email attachments, finding job openings on the internet, and learning to complete a job application.

Date(s): 12/2/2013 - 12/18/2013
Time: 12:00 - 3:00
Location: 1923 South Main Street, Salisbury
Duration: Class meets on M/T/W

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or call (704) 638-6434

Basic Computer Skills

Learn the basic computer skills to help get a job. You will receive instruction in computer functions such as desktop navigation, creating employment-related documents, setting up an email address, sending and receiving email attachments, finding job openings on the internet, and learning to complete a job application.

Date(s): 11/5/2013 - 11/27/2013
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: 1923 South Main Street
Duration: M/W/TH

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or call (704) 638-6434

CDL/Professional Truck Driver Training

This 4-week program is for individuals who wish to obtain a Class A commercial driver's license and be qualified to obtain employment as an entry-level professional driver within the transportation industry

Interested students should contact:
David Guzman
Trans-Tech, Inc; Field Recruiter
(828) 464-8001 or davidguzman@trans-tech.net

Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston Salem, NC
Duration: 4 Weeks

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or call 828-464-8001

CDL/Professional Truck Driver Training

This 4-week program is for individuals who wish to obtain a Class A commercial driver's license and be qualified to obtain employment as an entry-level professional driver within the transportation industry.

New classes starting June 2nd | June 27 | July 28 | August 25th!

Interested students should contact:

David Guzman

Trans-Tech, Inc., Field Recruiter

(828) 464-8001 or davidguzman@trans-tech.net

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or call (828) 464-8001

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Certification

This 96-hr. course will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate Electronic Medical Records software, protect the privacy and security of patient information, review patient records for accuracy and completeness, and audit patient records for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Within this course you will also learn about the medical office environment, medical terminology, and the skills needed to be employable. At the successful completion of this course you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Electronic Health Record Specialist Certification Exam which is $105.00. Must have a GED or High School Diploma, basic keyboarding skills and pass a basic computer assessment administered at the Goodwill Workforce Development Center.  Cost: $190.00

Enroll at AB Tech's Asheville campus - Hemlock Building.  Must have results of computer assessment at time of enrollment.

Entrance Criteria: Must have HS Diploma or GED and pass Basic Computer Assessment

Date(s): T/TH 9/16/14 -12/11/14 | M/W 9/15/14 - 12/17/14 + 5 Saturday day classes TBA
Time: Day 8:30AM - 12:30PM | Evening 5:30PM-8:30PM
Location: Rm. 155, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 96 hours

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or call Goodwill (828) 298-9023

Certified Personal Care Aide

This FREE 60-hr learner-centered class will include guest speakers from the healthcare industry, role plays, case scenarios, small group work, and other forms of interactive learning focused on the competencies that trainees need to perform well on the job. Working environments include private homes, small residential facilities, group homes and larger facilities.  PCA duties may include tasks such as assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, cooking and light housekeeping.  To begin a very rewarding career, register today for this class.

 

 

Date(s): 9/02/14-10/09/14 | 11/04/14-12/16/14
Time: T/TH 9:00AM - 2:30PM
Location: 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806

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or call (828) 298-9023 X 1161

Computer Basics and Technology Awareness (Afternoon)

Learn basic computer skills: desktop functions, mouse functions, access applications, write and edit letters and documents, retrieve and organize files and more. Improve keyboarding skills, learn to do job searches on the internet and how to complete online applications. No prior computer experience is necessary. Cost: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Date(s): T/TH 9/09/14-10/13/14 | M/W 10/13/14-12/08/14
Time: 12:30-3:30 PM
Location: Rm. 151, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 8 weeks

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or call Goodwill (828) 298-9023

Computer Basics and Technology Awareness (Morning)

Learn basic computer skills: desktop functions, mouse functions, access applications, write and edit letters and documents, retrieve and organize files and more. Improve keyboarding skills, learn to do job searches on the internet and how to complete online applications. No prior computer experience is necessary. Cost: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Date(s): T/TH 9/09/14-10/30/14 | M/W/F 11/03/14-12/03/14
Time: 8:30-11:30 AM
Location: Rm. 151, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 8 weeks

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or call Goodwill (828) 298-9023

Computer Basics and Technology Awareness (Night)

Learn basic computer skills: desktop functions, mouse functions, access applications, write and edit letters and documents, retrieve and organize files and more. Improve keyboarding skills, learn to do job searches on the internet and how to complete online applications. No prior computer experience is necessary. Cost: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Date(s): M/W 10/20/14-12/15/14
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Location: Rm. 151, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 8 weeks

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or call (828) 298-9023

Computer Empowerment for the Workplace (Fridays)

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.  Cost: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Entrance Criteria: Computer Basics OR Pass Computer Basics Assessment

Date(s): Fri 9/12/14-10/17/14
Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Rm. 151, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 6 weeks

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or call Goodwill (828) 298-9023

Computer Empowerment for the Workplace (Night)

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.  Cost: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Entrance Criteria: Computer Basics OR Pass Computer Basics Assessment

Date(s): M/W 9/15/14-10/08/14
Time: 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Location: Rm. 151, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 4 weeks

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or call (828) 298-9023

Computer Empowerment for the Workplace - (Afternoon)

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.  Cost: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Entrance Criteria: Computer Basics OR Pass Computer Basics Assessment

Date(s): M/W 9/10/14-10/06/14 | T/TH 11/04/14-12/02/14 |
Time: 12:30-3:30PM
Location: Rm. 151, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 4 weeks

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or call (828) 298-9023

Computer Empowerment for the Workplace - (Morning)

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.  Cost: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Entrance Criteria: Computer Basics OR Pass Computer Basics Assessment

Date(s): M/W 10/06/14-10/29/14 I T/TH 11/11/14-12/09/14
Time: 8:30 -11:30 AM
Location: Rm. 151, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 4 weeks

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or call Goodwill (828) 298-9023

CPR Training

The American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR course is designed for people that are going to work or already work in the healthcare industry.  While it is required for all healthcare professionals it is also an appropriate course for anyone with an interest in CPR.  The course covers CPR, Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (Choking), use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and Rescue Breathing.  All topics are covered for rescuing adults, children and infants. The course is taught in a relaxed environment in which the instructor briefly lectures, talks students through hands-on practice sessions and then gives scenarios to test students in a practical skills test for each subject. Cost: $45.
 

Date(s): September 09, 2014; October 14, 2014, November 11, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm; Tuesday
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 1 Day

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or call (336) 724-3625 x 1327

Discovering Healthcare

This course is designed to allow students to explore the healthcare culture and employment opportunities within the healthcare field. It provides students with basic information for a career in the healthcare and planning for the future goals. Students will also receiving human resource development instruction which will strengthen professional skills needed in the healthcare environment. Topics include team work, communications, customer service skills and problem solving. In addition, students will be giving information about how to obtain the Career Readiness Certification(CRC) assessment and its benefits for future employment. Call 336.761.1002 to register.

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 4 weeks

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or call 336.761.1002

Electrical: Installation And Troubleshooting

This program consists of four classes taken during one semester.  After completing all four classes, students will earn an Electrician Helper Certificate. Students successfully completing this program will be able to qualify for entry-level employment with electrical contractors, maintenance companies and apartment complexes.  Cost: $195.

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 12 weeks

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or call (336) 724-3625 x 1327

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language is a free course for non-native speakers to learn reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English.

Time: Class Times M/W 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: 1616 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: On-going

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or call Goodwill (828) 398-7131

Excel 2010 Intermediate

In this 24-hour course, students will go beyond the basics and explore Excel 2010 in depth. New and improved features can help students be more productive, but only if they can find them when they need them. Excel 2010 includes the Microsoft Office Fluent interface, which consists of a customizable visual system of tools and commands. Other new features include: improved ribbon, backstage view, workbook management tools, improved PivotTables and Slicers.Cost: $75.

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of Excel and Microsoft Windows operating system.

Note: This course requires a textbook and students will need to bring a USB Flash Drive to class.

Entrance Criteria: Basic understanding of Excel and Microsoft Windows Operating System

Date(s): October 13-November 07, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm; MF
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 4 weeks

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or call (336) 724-3625 X 1219

Excel 2010 Introduction

In this 24-hour course, students will discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for quickly and efficiently setting up fully formatted worksheets. Students will also learn the secrets behind writing powerful formulas, using function, sorting and analyzing data, creating custom charts, creating three-dimensional workbooks, freezing panes, and splitting a spreadsheet. Cost: $75.

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Note: This course requires a textbook and students will need to bring a USB Flash Drive to class.

Entrance Criteria: Basic understanding of Micosoft Windows operating system

Date(s): March 05-April 30, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm; TTH
Location: 2701 University Parkway; Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 4 weeks

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or call (336) 724-3625 X 1219

Facility Maintenance Technician

This course provides the student with classroom lecture and hands on experience in HVAC, Plumbing repair, Electrical repair and Carpentry skills. Students build and wire to actual residential code. Also included is customer service, communication and employability skills along with math, blueprint reading and OSHA safety. Cost: $185.

Note: CFC, CPO and CMAT certification are available for an additional cost.

Location: 2701 University Parkway,Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 12 weeks

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or call (336) 724.3625 X 1219

Forklift

Provides training in the safe and proper operation of powered industrial trucks. Class participants will receive approximately 5 hours of classroom instruction and 25 hours hands on training. Participants will be given a written test to demonstrate competency. Special emphasis placed on safety in the workplace. Upon completion, students will receive an Operators Permit and Certificate of Completion. Cost: $165.
 

Entrance Criteria: Ability to lift and move a minimum of 20 pounds and demonstration of appropriate work behaviors. High school diploma/GED not required. Reading and math ability at an 8th grade level.

Date(s): October 13-October 21, 2014; November 10-November 18, 2014; December 08-December 16, 2014
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm; MTWTHF
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 7 days

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or call (336)-724-3625 X 1327

GED

You can be a High School Graduate in 12 weeks! Students will be given advance instruction in Writing Skills and Math. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the GED test. Offered in partnership with Mitchell Community College.

 

Date(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays
Location: 124 Fourth Crescent Place, Statesville
Duration: 12 weeks

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or call (704) 873-5005

GED

Offered in partnership with Catawba Valley Community College. Use various materials to practice taking the GED test. All five sections are available. Work at your own pace. Attendance based on individual's needs.
 

Time: Monday and Tuesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 413 Thornburg Drive, Conover

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or call (828) 327-7000 ext. 4353

Hospitality Skills Certification

Learn the skills needed to begin a hospitality career in Fine Dining, Food and Beverage Service , Hotel Guest Services, and Rooms Division.  Students identify and choose jobs suited to their interests to advance in the hospitality industry. Class speakers include experienced industry employers sharing information about hospitality career development.  At course conclusion, take a final exam leading to a nationally recognized certification with the American Hotel and Lodging Association. (80 hrs).

Total Registration Fee: Free ($25 American Hotel & Lodging Certification Exam Fee due first week of class)

Date(s): M/W/F 9/8/14 - 10/17/14 | 10/27/14 - 12/10/14
Time: 9:00AM-12:15PM
Location: Hospitality Lab 154, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 6 weeks

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or call Goodwill (828) 298-9023

Housekeeping / Floor Care Services

Provides classroom and work experience training in the areas of safety and OSHA regulations, measurements and chemicals, and specialization in the areas of hospitality housekeeping, food service sanitation, commercial and industrial housekeeping. Training consists of 20% classroom and 80% "hands on" with different types of pads, equipment and strategies to give the student basic knowledge of stripping, sealing and waxing, and buffing tile floors. Carpet care provides hands on experience in vacuum and spot cleaning. Graduates of this program may seek employment opportunities in housekeeping/custodial positions in hotel/motel industries, hospitals, food service industries, and commercial and industrial sites. Instruction in floor care has two components: hard surface maintenance (tile and terrazzo), and carpet cleaning. Cost: $80.00.
 

Entrance Criteria: Ability to lift and move a minimum of 20 pounds, demonstration of appropriate work behaviors, high school diploma/GED not required.

Date(s): September 15-September 30, 2014
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm; MTWTHF
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 2 weeks & 2 days

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or call (336) 724-3625 X 1327

HVAC / R

This course teaches skills in the repair and maintenance of HVAC systems including basic heat theory, component operation and use of special HVAC tools and controls. Troubleshooting procedures for various systems are covered. 4 categories of technician certification: Type I, Type II, Type III, and Universal Cost: $240.


 

Entrance Criteria: 8th grade reading level and work history

Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm; MTWTHF
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 1 week

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or call (336) 724-3625 X 1327

HVAC Service Technician Level I

This program consists of eight subjects over two semesters. Students completing all eight subjects will earn a HVAC Service Technician Certificate. Students completing this program should be able to assist/ perform basic service or preventative maintenance on residential and light commercial application. Cost: $215.

 

Date(s): September 09-December 12, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm; TTH
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 12 weeks

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or call (336) 724-3625 X 1219

HVAC Service Technician Level II

This is the second semester of a two-semester HVAC program. Subjects will include mechanical cooling, electronic controls, CFC certification, electromechanical refrigerant controls and refrigeration troubleshooting. Cost: $215.

Prerequisite: Student must have completed HVAC Service Technician Level I to register for this course

Entrance Criteria: HVAC Service Technician Level I completed

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC

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or call 336.724.3625 X 1219

Medical Office I: Introduction to Terminology & Coding

Provides an introduction to medical terminology and looking up the medical codes for diseases and treatments. Goal is to provide skills for entry level clerical employment in a doctor’s office or clinic. Examples of jobs would be receptionist, records clerk, check-in and check-out. No pre-requisites. Cost: $185

Note: This course requires a textbook
 

Date(s): October 20, 2014-February 02, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm; MW
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 12 weeks

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or call (336) 724-3625 X 1304

Medical Office II: Medical Billing

Provides training in using Medical Manager software to maintain patient records, billing, and payments. Goal is to provide skills for entry level clerical employment in a medical office. Examples of jobs would be receptionist, records clerk, check-in and check-out. Pre-requisite is the Medical Office I: Intro to Terminology & Coding course or a course in medical terminology. Cost $130

Note: This course requires a textbook
 

Entrance Criteria: Medical Office I: Introduction to Terminology & Coding

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 6 weeks

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or call (336) 724-3625 X 1304

Medical Office Pathways

Designed for students interested in entering the field of medical office clerical support. Class topics will focus on service skills specific to a medical office environment including the electronic medical records requirement. Introductory lessions on medical terminoloy, types of insurance, and confidentiality issues will also be covered. After this class, you will be able to make an educated decision about how your skills and interests will fit the Medical Office Pathways. (21 hrs)

Total Registration Fee: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Date(s): T/TH 9/30/14 - 10/21/14 | 11/11/14-12/05/14
Time: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Rm. 155, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 3 1/2 weeks

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or call Goodwill (828) 298-9023

Medical Terminology Made Easy

Learn how to easily remember, pronounce, and apply the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes that combine to form over 11,000 complex medical terms. Using visual imagery as a memory aid, the Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology 350 system teaches the basic design of medical terminology in a fun and creative way. Participants quickly learn, easily recall, and effectively apply the course content to the job. The textbook, The Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology 350 Total Retention System , can be purchased at the Asheville Campus or Enka Site bookstore. (30 hrs)
Total Registration Fee: $130.00 
 

Date(s): T/TH 9/23/14 - 11/11/2014
Time: T/TH 3-5PM
Location: Rm. 138, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 7 1/2 weeks

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or call Goodwill (828) 298-9023

Microsoft Office 2010

In this 24-hour course, students will learn how Microsoft Office 2010 offers flexible and powerful new ways to deliver their best work at the office, at home or at school. In addition to exploring the new tools offered by Office 2010, this introductory course will teach the students the basics of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and some Access. Cost: $75

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Note: This course requires a textbook and students need to bring a USB Flash Drive to class.
 

Date(s): January 27-February 19, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm; TTH
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 4 weeks

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or call (336) 724-3625 X 1219

Nurse Aide I

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. Cost includes an insurance fee of $1.25. Additional information needed for registration is available at www.abtech.edu/ce, choose the Nursing Assistant option. Or call (828) 398-7600.   (Book prices subject to change).  Students cannot register online for NA-I courses. (146 hrs)

Costs: $211.40 (includes: Tuition, Supply Fee, Technology Fee and Insurance)- Payment Options:

  • Students should bring in correct and exact cash of $211.40
  • Write a check to A-B Tech for $211.40
  • Bring a written authorization for payment from your organizational sponsor or the employer who will pay for your class

2014 Open Registration scheduled for 8:00AM on June 4, August 6 and December 3 at the Haynes Building at A-B Tech Enka campus located at 1459 Sand Hill Rd., Candler, NC 28715

                        Goodwill Class Dates

Oct 13 - Nov 21 (M-TH; 8:30am-3:00pm)

Dec 1-Jan 23 (M-TH; 8:30-3:00pm)

 

Entrance Criteria: HS Diploma/GED or take Reading Assessment prior to registration |TB Test w/proof of negative results required at registration

Date(s): Call (828) 398-7600 AB Tech Nurse Aide Info Line for registration and class dates
Time: M-TH, Classroom time, 8:30AM - 3:30PM; Clinical Days, 7:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Rm. 196, 1616 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: Day-6 weeks Night 4 1/2 months

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or call Goodwill (828) 298-9023

Nursing Assistant I

In collaboration with Forsyth Technical Community College, this course offers two instructional components involving classroom and clinical training. The classroom component involves developing a knowledge base of the duties and procedures of a nursing assistant and passing the state competency requirements. The clinical component involves supervised experience in a health care facility which utilizes skills learned in the classroom. 
 

Entrance Criteria: Minimum of 10th grade reading level, demonstration of appropriate work behaviors, high school diploma/GED.

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration:

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or call (336) 724-3621 x 1327

Nursing Assistant II

Nursing Assistant II course prepares graduates to perform more complex skills for patients or residents regardless of the setting. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Fee: TBD.

Entrance criteria: Placement test scores, high school diploma/GED,  Social Security Card, Driver's license or photo ID (government issued), NC Nurse Aide I registry listing, receipt from criminal background check and drug screening, current AHA CPR card.

Entrance Criteria: Nursing Assistant I

Date(s): September 16-November 25, 2014
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm; TWTH & Some Saturdays & Sundays
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC

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or call (336) 724-3625 x 1327

Office Professional Certification

12-week course includes: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Access, Email Etiquette, Techniques for Business Research, Customer Relations & Service, Teambuilding Skills, and Organizational Skills.  Certificate awarded at successful completion of course.   

Cost: $190      

Entrance Criteria: Must pass computer pre-assessment

Date(s): M/W, 9/15/14 - 12/3/14
Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Rm. 155, 1616 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 12 weeks

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or call Goodwill (828) 298-9023

Office Technology

Prepare for employment as an office assistant,  secretary or data -entry specilist. Learn keyboarding, Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and employability skills. Get the office skills necessary to advance your career. Prerequisite: Know how to operate a computer and a mouse. Cost: $185.

Note:This course requires a textbook.

Entrance Criteria: Know how to operate a computer and a mouse

Date(s): September 15-December 03, 2014
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm; MTW
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 12 weeks

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or call (336) 724-3625 X 1219

Pharmacy Assistant

This course is specifically designed to orient students to the work of pharmacy technicians. It will deal with the clinical applications of drug regulation and control, pharmaceutical terminology, medications and their usage, as well as a general review of community pharmacy practice. Upon completion of this program, a student should be ready to enter on- the- job training course for technicians or formal, structured pharmacy technician- training program. Cost $130.

Note: This course requires a textbook
 

Entrance Criteria: High school diploma or GED

Date(s): September 30-November 20, 2014; October 20-December 15, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm; TTH (September class); 9:00am-12:00pm; MW (October class)
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 8 weeks

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Plumbing: Installation And Troubleshooting

Training will include proper use of plumbing trade hand tools, power tools and other equipment in addition to OSHA safety training, design, repair and troubleshooting of various residential and light commercial plumbing systems.  Upon completion, students will be qualified to assist an average plumber in day-to-day activities. Cost: $195.

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 12 weeks

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Spanish for the Workplace

 

Explore the benefits of speaking Spanish in today's global economy.  This course provides a study of workplace Spanish for non-Spanish speaking employers, employees and job seekers who desire to enhance communication in the workplace.  Students will learn how to identify, minimize or eliminate barriers to communication and understanding between Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers.  The curriculum utilizes a variety of engaging methods to address Spanish commands, questions and phrases critical to the workplace.

Class Cost: $75

Register at A-B Tech's Enka campus located at 1459 Sand Hill Rd, Candler, NC 28715

Date(s): T/TH, 9/09/2014-10/16-2014 | 10/28/2014 - 12/09/2014
Time: 6:00-8:00PM
Location: 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 6 weeks

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Triad Community Kitchen

Offered in collaboration with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. Provides instruction and certification in ServSafe sanitation, basic culinary skills, knife skills, kitchen safety, mass food production and “cook chill” technology. Hands-on training experience, a one-week internship, and job placement assistance are included in this 325 hour curriculum. Graduates of this program may seek employment in the food service and hospitality industries. Fee: $185. NOTE: There is an additional fee of $200 payable to Second Harvest Food Bank to cover drug screening, criminal backgroundcheck, SerSafe certification and knife kit (scholarships available).
 

Entrance Criteria: Minimum of 6th grade reading level & 5th grade math level

Date(s): September 09-December 19, 2014; October 07-January 27, 2015
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm; MTWTHF
Location: 3655 Reed Street, Winston-Salem, NC

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Welding - Advanced

This course will offer advance training to students who have completed either the ARC or MIG course. It will include blue print reading, use of measuring instruments, and the use of metal working machinery along with added welding skills. Students will build a mechanical/welding project to complete the course. Prerequisite: Completion of either ARC or MIG welding.             Cost: $225.

Entrance Criteria: Completion of either ARC or MIG welding

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC

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Welding - ARC

This course is an introduction to the principles of arc welding. Students will operate AC-DC transformer type welding machines. Studies will be made of heat ranges, polarities, and flux-coated electrodes. Welding will be performed on mild steel in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Safety will be emphasized throughout the course in the use of tools and equipment.  No entrance criteria.Cost: $225.

Date(s): February 03-June 04, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 18 weeks

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Welding - MIG

This is a one semester 81 hour course designed to train the student in the basic principles of MIG welding. Gas metal arc welding is sometimes referred to by its subtype, metal inert gas or MIG welding.  Students will operate electric power source welding machines with hand held wire feed units.  Studies will include power sources, types of wire electrodes, and shielding gases. Welding will be performed on mild steel in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Safety will be emphasized throughout the course in the use of tool and equipment. Safety glasses are required. No entrance criteria.Cost: $225.

Date(s): February 02-June 08, 2015
Time: 6:0pm-9:00pm:TTH
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 18 weeks

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Welding - TIG

This is a one semester 78 hour course designed to train the student in the basic principles of TIG welding. Gas metal arc welding is sometimes referred to by its subtype, metal inert gas or TIG welding.  Students will operate electric power source welding machines with hand held wire feed units.  Studies will include power sources, types of wire electrodes, and shielding gases. Welding will be performed on mild steel in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions. Safety will be emphasized throughout the course in the use of tool and equipment. Safety glasses are required. No entrance criteria. Cost: $225.
 

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC

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Welding- Industrial

This course provides instruction on the principles and practices of welding. Emphasis is on the blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection and destructive and non-destructive testing. Course content will be specific to a particular welding process such as SMAW (stick), GMAW (MIG) and GTAW (TIG). Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to sit for various industry-specific certifications. Cost: $265.

Date(s): January 05-April 27, 2015
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm; MTWTH
Location: 2701 University Parkway; Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: 16 weeks

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