Orange County Continuing Education

Vehicle Escort Driver Certification

The course focuses on the functions and duties of the escort driver for overweight/oversized vehicles in NC, as well as highway operations and breakdown operations. Cost includes handbook and materials. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $75

65681 Sat 3/2 9 a.m.–6 p.m. OCC February 22 registration deadline

Notary Public

To be admitted to this course, the NC Secretary of State requires that all candidates be able to speak, read, and write in English, and present a valid government photo ID. See www.sosnc.com for additional requirements. Textbook included. Register with care as refunds and transfers are not accepted. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 7 hours. $95

65479 F 2/8 9 a.m.–5 p.m. OCC
65480 F 4/12 9 a.m.–5 p.m. OCC

Nurse Aide I Traditional Course

This course is designed for students that are able to attend class two days a week. Students can complete the Nurse Aide training in 16 weeks. 179.5 hours. $279.25.

This course qualifies for the financial assistance. Grant Deadline Date: December 20 for 65778; January 11 for 65791; February 6 for 65772.

More information is provided in the frequently asked questions section.

65778 MW
MW
1/7–5/8
4/3–5/18
9 a.m.–2 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
NCWorks 105
Clinical
January 2 registration deadline

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

This course establishes the basic knowledge needed to provide, under medical authority, prehospital emergency care and to pass the NC

Emergency Medical Technician Initial Provider Course

EMT basic patch Registration fee exempt for qualified participants

This course establishes the basic knowledge needed to provide, under medical authority, prehospital emergency care and to pass the NC State or National Registry certification exam. Students will acquire basic life support knowledge through a combination of classroom instruction, practical laboratory exercises, field time with an EMS agency, and clinical experience in hospitals. Students will acquire a thorough understanding of criminal, civil, and vehicle laws pertaining to the EMT's services; develop understanding and knowledge of human anatomy and physiology; deal calmly and efficiently with childbirth, injuries, poisonings, and other medical emergencies such as heart disorders, strokes, and diabetes; and in general be able to provide basic life support for seriously/critically ill patients.

The EMT program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. The lead instructor for the EMT educational program must be a NC credentialed Level I EMS Instructor at the EMT, EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic level as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. 228 hours. $307.50.

This course qualifies for the Financial Assistance.

View the schedule and more information on the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) web page.


Digital Photography: The Basics

Have you ever taken a picture of a beautiful scene, but it didn’t turn out as pretty as you remembered? Have you ever gotten a new camera but didn’t understand how it worked or the manual wasn’t helpful? Enabling you to pick up a camera and use it easily, this course helps you improve the quality of the photos you take by focusing on basic techniques and then moves well past amateur photographic knowledge. Students may need to purchase additional materials. 24 hours. $99

65704 T 1/29–3/19 6–9 p.m. OCC January 22 registration deadline

Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics

Move beyond point and shoot. This course guides students deeper into the controls of a digital camera by answering such questions as: Do you shoot in jpeg, raw, or tiff? How do you control your own white balance? How should you save your work? What can you do to improve or alter the picture after you have the shot? How can you get a better exposure? How can you improve your lighting? Students should have completed Photography: The Basics or have basic camera knowledge. 24 hours. $99

65707 W 1/30–3/20 6–9 p.m. OCC January 23 registration deadline

Nature/Landscape Photography

This course examines the great outdoors. The nature photographer needs to have the right equipment, the right light, and know what to look for in the right moment. This course will instruct the student on various techniques to capture landscape, wildlife, and close-up subjects. Every other class we will experience the beauty of photographing the magic of nature. Full-day special outing is possible. Recommended Text:John Shaw’s Nature Photography Field Guide, ISBN13: 978-0817440596. Prerequisite:Photography: Beyond the Basics. 24 hours $99.

65712 Sat 4/6–6/8 1:30 –4:30 p.m. OCC 105 March 29 registration deadline

Photo Journalism

Photojournalism is about telling a story or describing/documenting an event with photographs in a way that others can understand. This class teaches how to make a good photojournalistic photograph, how to record events as they happen, and how to capture all of the necessary elements. Once the course has begun, off-site locations will be determined to give students a hands-on opportunity to create great photographs. This course is suitable for all levels of photographers who want to learn how to record their favorite events. 24 hours. $99

65713 M 3/25–5/13 6–9 p.m. OCC 105 March 18 registration deadline

Photo Outings

This course takes the learning outside – the best place to develop your photography skills. A basic understanding of photography is recommended but not necessary. This course concentrates on developing your "photographic eye" to take better pictures. Every other class meeting is held at a different location. Learn to take better nature, portrait, action, close-up, architecture, and travel shots on location. After every location shoot, the photos taken are reviewed to help you improve your ability and understanding of good photography. 24 hours. $99

65711 Sat 3/9–5/4 10 a.m.–1 p.m. OCC 105 March 2 registration deadline

Spanish is Fun Book II

A continuation of the introductory-level course, this course features increased emphasis on vocabulary enrichment, grammar, and reading comprehension. Spanish is Fun Book II, Heywood Wald, ISBN #9781629746708, is the required textbook. 48 hours. $130

65684 Sat 1/19–5/11 10 a.m.–1 p.m. OCC 107 January 1 registration deadline

Upholstery Sewing for Home Decorating

This course is a workshop-type setting that covers how to sew upholstery projects for the home. Students learn to make window valances, roman shades, throw pillows, and cushions. Students must have some basic sewing skills and a sewing machine. Cost of supplies depends on the project chosen. 24 hours. $99 (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.)

65697 Sat 2/16–4/6 1–4 p.m. OCC 115 February 8 registration deadline

Basic Upholstery

This course covers the basics of furniture upholstery for students with basic sewing skills. Students learn about fabrics and how to cover chairs, and footstools. Cost of materials depends on the project chosen. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours. $100.25

65695 Sat 3/23–5/18 9 a.m.–noon OCC 115 March 15 registration deadline

Intermediate Upholstery

This course covers furniture upholstery for more complicated sofas and chairs, and is for students who have already completed the Basic Upholstery course. Students learn how to repair and upholster using channel backs and button tufting. Cost of materials depends on the projects chosen. 24 hours. $99 (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.)

65696 Sat 1/26–3/16 9 a.m.–noon OCC 115 January 18 registration deadline