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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.

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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

ACA 115 XYD1 Success & Study Skills

This course provides an orientation to the A-B Tech campus resources and academic skills necessary to achieve educational objectives.  Emphasis is placed on an exploration of facilities and services, study skills, library skills, self-assessment, wellness, goal-setting, and critical thinking. Upon completion, students should be able to manage their learning experiences to successfully meet educational goals.

Entrance Criteria: A-B Tech Admissions Policy (see abtech.edu)

Date(s): Minimester | T/TH March 11, 2014 - May 12, 2015
Time: Rm. 138, 5:00 - 5:50PM
Location: 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806

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or call (828) 298-9023

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

Spring 2014 Session A: Jan 14 - Feb 27

Spring Session B: Mar 3 - Apr 30  w/Spring Break Mar 31 - Apr 04

Summer Session: May 5 - Jun 27

Fall Session A: July 7 - Aug 29

Fall Session B: Sept 2 - Oct 24

Fall Session C: Oct 27 - Dec 17

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-3:00pm; MTWTH
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

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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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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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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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Certified Electronic Health 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 5/13/14 - 8/28/14; M/W 5/12/14 - 8/27/14
Time: Day - 9:00AM - 12:00PM | Evening 5:30PM-8:40PM
Location: Rm. 155, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 16 weeks

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or call Goodwill (828) 298-9023

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 4/08/2014-5/29/2014 | T/TH 7/08/14-8/28/14 | M/W 7/14/14-9/08/14
Time: 12:30-3:30 PM
Location: Rm. 151, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 8 weeks

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Computer Basics and Technology Awareness (Fridays)

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): Fri; 6/06/14-8/29/14
Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: 1616 Patton Avenue
Duration: 12 weeks

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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): M/W 5/05/14-6/30/14 |T/TH 5/06/2014 - 6/26/2014 | T/TH 7/08/14-8/28/14 | M/W 8/04/14-9/29/14
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 4/14/2014 - 5/21/2014 | 7/14/14-9/08/14
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)

Increase your computer knowledge through the creation of career related documents and forms.  Prerequisite: Computer Basics and Technology Awareness  Cost: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Entrance Criteria: Computer Basics OR Pass Computer Basics Assessment

Date(s): Fri 4/25/14-5/30/14
Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Rm. 151, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 6 weeks

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Computer Empowerment for the Workplace (Night)

Increase your computer knowledge through the creation of career related documents and forms.  Prerequisite: Computer Basics and Technology Awareness  Cost: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Entrance Criteria: Computer Basics OR Pass Computer Basics Assessment

Date(s): M/W 6/16/14-7/09/14
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)

Further increase your computer knowledge through the creation of career related documents and forms.  Prerequisite: Computer Basics and Technology Awareness  Cost: Fee Waiver for job seekers

Entrance Criteria: Computer Basics OR Pass Computer Basics Assessment

Date(s): T/TH 6/03/14-6/26/14 | M/W 6/16/14-7/09/14 |
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)

Increase your computer knowledge through the creation of career related documents and forms.  Prerequisite: Computer Basics and Technology Awareness  Cost: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Entrance Criteria: Computer Basics OR Pass Computer Basics Assessment

Date(s): M/W 4/07/2014 - 4/30/2014 | 7/07/14-7/30/14
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): March 11, 2014; April 08, 2014; May 13, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 5:30pm; Tuesday
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
Duration: 1 Day

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or call (336) 724-3625 x1327

Customer Service Careers in Retail

The course will introduce you to customer service jobs in retail stores and the skills needed to succeed in that career. Learn important communication skills that are valuable in many walks of life. Whether on the phone, person-to-person, or behind a cash register, you will be better prepared to succeed in jobs that have direct customer contact. Note: This course is FREE if you are unemployed or meet specified income criteria. To enroll please contact Forsyth Tech Customer Service Center at 336.761-1002.

Entrance Criteria: Please contact Forsyth Tech at 336.761-1002

Date(s): June 10-July 17, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm; TTH
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
Duration: 6 weeks

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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: $195.00

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

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or call (336) 724-3625 x1327

ENG 112 XYD1 Argument-Based Research

This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and argumentative strategies.  Emphasis is placed on analyzing data and incorporating research findings into documented argumentative essays and research projects.  Upon completion, students should be able to summarize, paraphrase, interpret, and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using standard research format and style.  This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulatin Agreement general education core requirement in English Composition.

Entrance Criteria: ENG 111; Admissions Policy (see abtech.edu)

Date(s): T/TH 1/14/2014 - 5/08/2014
Time: 9:30 - 10:45AM
Location: Rm. 198, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Learn to speak and write 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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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): March 10-March 18, 2014; April 07-April 15, 2014; May 05-May 13, 2014
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm; MTWTHF
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
Duration: 7 days

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or call (336)-724-3625 ext. 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 6/2/14 - 7/14/14 | 7/21/14 - 8/29/14
Time: 9:00AM-12:15PM
Location: Hospitality Lab 154, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 6 weeks

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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): April 21-May 06, 2014
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm; MTWTHF
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
Duration: 2 weeks & 2 days

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or call (336) 724-3625 ext. 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: $240.00.
 

Entrance Criteria: 8th grade reading level and work history

Date(s): March 17-March 21, 2014
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm; MTWTHF
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
Duration: 1 week

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or call (336) 724-3625 x 1327

Introduction to 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.

Date(s): September 02-September 25, 2014
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm; TTH
Location: 2701 University Parkway
Duration: 4 weeks

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or call 336.761.1002

MED 122 XN1 - Medical Terminology II

This course is the second in a series of medical terminology courses.  Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems.  Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and their pathological disorders.

Entrance Criteria: MED 121; Admissions Policy (see abtech.edu)

Date(s): T 1/14/2013 - 5/06/2014
Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM | Comp Lab 5:30-6:30PM
Location: Rm. 198, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806

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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
 

Date(s): March 17-June 16, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm; MW
Location: 2701 University Parkway
Duration: 12 weeks

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or call (336) 725-3625 ext. 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
 

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

Date(s): April 29-June 17, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm; TTH
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
Duration: 6 weeks

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or call (336) 724-3625 x1304 M-Th 5-8p

Medical Office Pathways

Designed for students interested in entering the field of Medical Office Support, students will focus on service skills specific to a medical environment. Introductory lessons on medical terminology, coding, types of insurance, and confidentiality issues will be covered.  (21 hrs)

Total Registration Fee: Fee Waiver for job seekers.

Date(s): T/TH 6/03/14 - 6/24/14 | 8/05/14-8/26/14
Time: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Rm. 155, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 3 1/2 weeks

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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 3/18/2014 - 5/06/2014 | T/TH 5/22/14 - 7/10/2014
Time: T/TH 3-5PM
Location: Rm. 138, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 7 1/2 weeks

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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

May 19 - Jun 30 (M-TH; 8:30am-3pm)  Orientation 5/12-5/14 9am-3pm

June 16 - Sept 29 (M/W; 5:30-8:30pm) Orientation June 9, 11, 16, & 18  5:30-8:30pm

July 1 - Aug 15 (M-TH; 8:30am-3pm)  Orientation 6/24, 6/26, 9am-3pm

Aug 25 - Oct 6 (M-TH; 8:30am-3:00pm) Orientation 8/18 - 8/20 9am-3pm

 

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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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.

Date(s): July 21-September 09, 2014
Time: 8:00am-2:30pm; MTWTH
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
Duration:

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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

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem

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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 5/14/2014 - 8/06/2014
Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Rm. 155, 1616 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806
Duration: 12 weeks

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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

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

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
Duration: 9 weeks

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or call 336-724-3625 x 1327

OST 131 Keyboarding

This course covers basic keyboard skills.  Emphasis is placed on the touch system, correct techniques, and development of speed and accuracy.  Upon completion, students should be able to key at an acceptable speed and accuracy level using the touch system.  Students should be able to complete timed writing competencies consisting of three timed writings at 25 nwam for three minutes with three or fewer errors and 160 keystrokes per minute for two minutes with two or less errors on the numeric keypad using the touch system.

Date(s): W 1/15/2014 - 5/07/2014
Time: 5:30 - 8:20PM
Location: Rm. 155, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806

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Personal Care Aide

Are you looking for a rewarding and growing career?  Personal Care Aides constitute one of the largest and fastest-growing workforce fields in the country.  The need for Personal Care Aides is projected to increase by 71% by 2020.  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): New Classes Forming!
Time: T/TH 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806

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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
 

Entrance Criteria: High school diploma or GED

Date(s): March 10- April 30, 2014; April 22- June 12, 2014
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm; MW (March class); 6:00pm-9:00pm; TTH (April class)
Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
Duration: 6 weeks

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or call (336) 724-3625 x1304

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: $195.00

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

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Professional Cake Decorating: Beginning

This hands-on course will teach students to prepare, decorate and complete original cake designs.   Develop skills in making flowers and leaves, writing, working with icing colors, and decorating character and special occasion cakes and cupcakes.  Students who successfully complete the course will leave with the skills necessary to launch a career in cake decorating. 

The professional cake decorating class is part of the Institute for Hospitality Training, and is offered in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina.  Cost: $90

Date(s): June 03-June 26, 2014
Time: 9:00am-12pm; TW
Location: 2701 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem
Duration: 3 weeks

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SOC 210 Intro to Sociology

This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions.  Topics include socialization, research methods, diversity and inequality, cooperation and conflict, social change, social institutions, and organizations.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts as they apply to the interplay among individuals, groups, and societies.  This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in social/behaviorial science.

Date(s): Minimester | March 11, 2014 - May 6, 2014
Time: T 11:00AM - 1:30PM
Location: Rm. 198, 1616 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806

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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: $185.00. 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): April 07-July 16, 2014; May 08-August 12, 2014; June 10-
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm; MTWTHF
Location: 3655 Reed Street, Winston-Salem

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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: $ 215.00

Entrance Criteria: Completion of either ARC or MIG welding

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

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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: $215.00

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
Duration: 12 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: $215.00

Location: 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem
Duration: 12 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: $215.00
 

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

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