HRD Classes (Career Success for Job Seekers)

Please select from the categories below to see current course offerings.


Not sure where to start, call 336-290-0561 or Click here for more information and a staff member will contact you.


Basic Computer Skills,  Level 1

(ACC Dillingham Center, 1304 Plaza Dr. Burlington)

Learn basic computer skills that include word processing, keyboarding, email, internet search, social media, career and occupational research. The focus of this class involves computer usages that relate to education, training, and employment skills for employment and career enhancement. Call 336-290-0561 or 506-4200 for more information.

**See Guidelines for HRD

Location: DC Hours: 18-24 Fee: $73**
74831    5/2-5/26 MTH    1-4 pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (DC Campus)
77259    6/2-6/30 MTH    6-9pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (DC Campus)
77260    7/7-7/28 MTH    6-9 pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (DC Campus)
77261   8/1-8/25 MTH    6-9 pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (DC Campus)

  

  

Basic Computer Skills,  Level 1

(Healing Station Resource Center - Celebrate Church, 1410 Elder Way, Burlington)

Learn basic computer skills that include word processing, keyboarding, email, internet search, social media, career and occupational research. The focus of this class involves computer usages that relate to education, training, and employment skills for employment and career enhancement. Call 336-290-0561 or 506-4200 for more information.

**See Guidelines for HRD

Location: HSRC Hours: 24 Fee: $70**
74839    5/3-5/25  TW   9 am -12 pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (HSRC)
777262   6/1-6/29 TW   9 am -12 pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (HSRC)
77264   7/5-7/27 TW   9 am -12 pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (HSRC)
77265     8/2-8/31 TW   9 am -12 pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (HSRC)

  

  

Basic Computer Skills,  Level 1

(City Gate Dream Center, 1423 N. Church St, Burlington)

Learn basic computer skills that include word processing, keyboarding, email, internet search, social media, career and occupational research. The focus of this class involves computer usages that relate to education, training, and employment skills for employment and career enhancement. Call 336-290-0561 or 506-4200 for more information.

**See Guidelines for HRD

Location: NBBC Hours: 18 Fee: $70**
74835     5/2-5/26 MTH    12-2:30 pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (NBBC)
77266     6/2-6/30 MTH  12-2:30 pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (NBBC)
77267    7/7-7/28 MTH  12-2:30 pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (NBBC)
77268     8/1-8/25 MTH  12-2:30 pm Register Now_HRD: Basic-Computer Skills, Level I (NBBC)

  

  

Basic Computer Skills, Level 2 (Intro to MS Office)

This course introduces Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and Power Point) and Google Docs. Google Docs is a free, web-based office suite—Google Drive—that competes with Microsoft Office. This class series is for intermediate students who have basic computer skills but want to advance their computer literacy to improve employment and career opportunities.  Call 336-290-0561 or 336-506-4200 for more information or email dcgrinstead879@alamancecc.edu.

**See Guidelines for HRD 


Location: DC  Hours: 18-24   Fee: $73**
74844    5/3-5/25 TTH     1-4 pm Register Now_Computer Skills, Level 2
77269   6/1-6/29 TW     6-9 pm  Register Now_Computer Skills, Level 2
77270   7/5-7/27 TW     6-9 pm   Register Now_Computer Skills, Level 2
77272    8/2-8/31 TW     6-9 pm  Register Now_Computer Skills, Level 2

Employability Skills Lab 

In this lab students will learn to prepare resumes and cover letters, complete job applications and other employment related documents and develop a strategic career plan. For more information, call 336-506-4219 or 336-570-6800 or email dcgrinstead879@alamancecc.edu. *Free for qualified individuals. 

Lab/Class Focus: resume preparation, job application assistance, cover letter preparation, career assessments, job search assistance, interview preparation, WorkKeys, NCRC, NCWorks Online, technology awareness skills for the workplace.

**See Guidelines for HRD

Open Lab:  Call 336-570-6800 to make an appointment or drop in during the times below. 

 NC Works - 2640 Columbine Lane, Burlington

Location: NC Works  Hours: 24-27      Fee: $70-$125
77283     6/1-6/30 TWTH  9:00 am-12 noon Register Now_HRD: Employability Skills
77285     7/5-7/28 TWTH    9:00 am-12 noon Register Now_HRD: Employability Skills
77286    8/2-8/31 TWTH    9:00 am-12 noon Register Now_HRD: Employability Skills
74923     5/4-5/25 W    12:30 - 3:30 pm Register Now_HRD: Employability Skills

NCRC Test & Work Keys Testing

ACC is now an official testing site for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The NCRC consists of three skills tests: applied mathematics, reading for information, and locating information. ACC also administers the WorkKeys test prep.  See the schedule below for pricing.  Call 336-506-4200 for more information. Instructor: Paulette Powell

  • Students are required to bring their own headphones or earbuds.

  • Students are required to register and pay BEFORE testing is scheduled.


  • All testing is currently done in the evenings from 6-9 pm.
  • All tests are given at the Dillingham Center, 1304 Plaza Dr. Burlington
  • Testing is 55 minutes per topic.
  • Cost is $12/$20 per test.  Please see the schedule below for actual test cost.

  • Not sure what test you need, please email pdpowell995@alamancecc.edu with questions.
  • If you are not ready to test, please see class information in the tab below.
Test Fee
Applied Math $12
Graphic Literacy $12
Workplace Documents $12
Applied Technology $12
Fit Assessment $12
Talent Assessment $12
Business Writing $20
Workplace Observation $20

How do I sign up for NCRC (WorkKeys) testing?

If you have questions or are not sure what test you need, please email 
pdpowell995@alamancecc.edu.
1.  Watch the short information video.   →
https://prezi.com/v/najthrnypu90/

2.  Click "Register Now" button to complete the Registration form.   → Register Now_NCRC & WorkKeys Testing

3.  ONCE REGISTRATION HAS BEEN MADE, please email pdpowell995@alamancecc.edu to schedule test(s).

4.  AFTER the test(s) has been scheduled, make payment by phone or in person
 
Call 336-506-4219 to pay over the phone  OR 
Visit the Dillingham Center (1304 Plaza Dr., Burlington) M-F,  8 am-5 pm to pay in person.

To access NCRC scores & certificates:

  1. Set up an account with ACT National Career Readiness Certificate
  2. Visit myworkkeys.com or call ACT directly at 1-800-967-5539 to set up the account
  3. Log in to their account on myworkkeys.com and print off or reference any and all scores and certificates.

WorkKeys Prep Class for taking the NCRC

Workkeys Prep class, also known as National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). This is a skills-based prep class designed as an self-paced course to prepare the learner to take the NCRC. While the core certificate focuses on Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents, other areas such as Workplace Observation, Business Writing and Applied Technology, among others, are also available for the learner at their request. Call 336-506-4200 for more information or email pdpowell995@alamancecc.eduInstructor: Paulette Powell

**Free for qualified individuals. – Refer to Guidelines for HRD

 

Location: DC Hours: 16-18 Fee: $73**
77288 6/2-6/30   TTH 2-4 pm Register Now_NCRC
77289 7/5-7/28   TTH 2-4 pm Register Now_NCRC
77290 8/2-8/30    TTH 2-4 pm Register Now_NCRC

Working Smart: Soft Skills for Workplace Success

Do you want to stand out in the competitive job market? Do you want to increase your earning potential and broaden your career opportunities? Do you want to impress your boss with a winning attitude? Working Smart, a soft skills training program, teaches students and job seekers the skills that employers know to be crucial for job success. The 28-hour course focuses on communication skills, problem-solving skills, time management, accountability, and more. Conducted in partnership with the Women’s Resource Center of Alamance.  Call 336-227-6900 for more information or email dcgrinstead879@alamancecc.edu.  Instructor: David Grinstead

**See Guidelines for HRD

Location: WRC Hours: 28 Fee: $125**
77281    6/7-6/30 TTH    9 am-12:30 pm Register Now_HRD: Working Smart
77282    8/2-8/25 TTH    9 am-12:30 pm Register Now_HRD: Working Smart

Skills to Succeed Academy (online career opportunity learning at its best)

We can help you plan your career, get a job and build skills for the future with this online, interactive training. Taught by Paulette Powell, this online program build the skills and confidence of people so they can make career choices, find a job and keep it. 

  • Effective for all job seekers of all ages
  • Address barriers and mistakes in the employment process
  • Engages learners with media-rich, immersive scenarios and interactive exercises
  • Flexible delivery approaches in any combination
  • Blended learning approach- online modules, activity packs, and discussions

Call 336-506-4219 for more information or email dcgrinstead879@alamancecc.edu.

Attendance in the online Orientation Session is mandatory for enrollment in the class. Email instructor Paulette Powell (pdpowell995@alamancecc.edu) to receive online orientation instructions and for more information.  

** See Guidelines for HRD

Location: Online Orientation Mandatory
6/27 M 6-8:30 pm
8/22 M 6-8:30 pm
Location: online Hours: 12 Fee: $70**
77279     6/27-6/30 MTWTH 6-9 pm
77280     8/22-8/25 MTWTH 6-9 pm

Teleworking Remotely - Part 1

Explore proven, trustworthy opportunities for working from home with a computer and the Internet using technology that makes it easy to work from home. Learn about reputable companies that connect at-home workers with employers. You just might be able to land a work-at-home position. A great opportunity if you are unemployed or underemployed and looking for a new career working from home using your computer.  Call 336-506-4219 or email dcgrinstead879@alamancecc.edu for more information.

**See Guidelines for HRD

  • Attendance in the online Orientation Session is mandatory for enrollment in the class

  • Email Instructor Paulette Powell (pdpowell995@alamancecc.edu) to receive online orientation instructions and for more information.  

Location: Online Mandatory Online Orientation Session
6/6/22 M    6:30-8:30 pm
8/1/22 M    6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Online Hours: 24 Fee: $70**
   
77273     6/6-6/23/22 M-TH    6:30-8:30 pm Register Now_HRD: Money from Home
77274     8/1-8/18/22 M-TH    6:30-8:30 pm Register Now_HRD: Money from Home

Teleworking Remotely - Part 2

Do you already know where to find legit working from home jobs?  Have you decided on a specific career path?  Have you prepared your resume, cover letter and other docs?  Have you started putting in applications?  If not, take Part 1 first, however, if you answered yes to all these questions, then you are ready to learn these additional employability skills.  Learn: (1) how to prep for the virtual interview; (2) possible tests you may have to take; (3) how to get free training; (4) and more important information. Call 336-506-4219 or email dcgrinstead879@alamancecc.edu for more information.

**See Guidelines for HRD

  • Attendance in the online Orientation Session is mandatory for enrollment in the class.

  • Email Instructor Paulette Powell (pdpowell995@alamancecc.edu) to receive online orientation instructions and for more information.  

Location: Online Mandatory Online Orientation Session
5/9 M    6:30-8:30 pm  
7/11 M    6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Online Hours: 24 Fee: $70**
74861    5/9-5/26 M-TH    6:30-8:30 pm Register Now_HRD: Money from Home
772782    7/11-7/28 M-TH    6:30-8:30 pm Register Now_HRD: Money from Home

COMING SOON! Retired to Rehired

If you’ve retired but want a second career – or just more income – you can improve your finances with employment related to your skills and interests. Learn about job search techniques and ways to tap into the “hidden” job market. Find out how to tailor your resume to target specific positions and learn how to succeed in an interview. For more information call 336-506-4200 or email dcgrinstead879@alamancecc.edu.

*Free for qualified individuals.

**See Guidelines for HRD 

Click the "I am Interested" button to be added to the interest list.

Information form_Interest List

COMING SOON! Smarter Money Management: Making Good Financial Decisions

Financial planning is essential for adults seeking to move toward a living wage. Learn how to start a budget, re-build credit scores, manage debt, manage expenses, eliminate unnecessary spending, and develop a wage improvement plan. Discover a framework for making sound economic decisions about personal savings. For more information call 336-506-4200 or email dcgrinstead879@alamancecc.edu.

*Free for qualified individuals.

**See Guidelines for HRD 

Click the "I am Interested" button to be added to the interest list.

Information form_Interest List

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