Personal Enrichment & Special Interests

Personal Enrichment & Special Interest courses provide lifelong learning opportunities for adults to meet their non-vocational needs and interests. Classes under this section are designed to enrich the lives of students and promote social interests and creativity. These activities are non-credit courses but many students have used knowledge and skills gained through these classes to develop a primary or secondary source of income.  Call 336-506-4322 or 336-506-4149 for more information.

Many Personal Enrichment courses are also available online each month, including several writing courses.  Please click here for more information.  www.ed2go.com/alamance   

Dog Obedience Training:   Puppy & Basic

This is a fully comprehensive course which includes socialization and confidence building along with a strong foundation for manners and obedience.  Commands taught include Sit, Stay, Down, Come, and Heel among others.  Come learn from an AKC Canine Good Citizen certified trainer.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor:  Brian Donnelly

Location: Forest Hills  

 Hours: 6    Fee: $160
Puppy TBA T    6-7 pm Register Now_Dog Obedience Training
Basic TBA T    7:30-8:30 pm Register Now_Dog Obedience Training

 

Wildlife Rehab

This course is intended for anyone who works with animals and has a serious interest in rehabilitation. Upon finishing the course, students will fill out paperwork for a state permit to rehabilitate animals as well as have the opportunity to join the Wildlife Rehab Inc. non-profit organization if they so choose. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information.  Instructor:  Cristina Griffin

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC Hours: 24 Fee: $73
77169   5/16-7/18  M    6-9 pm Register Now_Wildlife Rehabilitation

  

New!  Arts & Craft Workshop

Students will paint pocket angels, a sand dollar, make gnomes from scrap yarn, and make mice for their Christmas tree.  Students will use a variety of craft items including hot glue, ribbon, pinecones and various household items.   Come and join the day of crafts and learn new ways to use up scrap yarn.  All acrylic paint will be provided.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor: Carolyn Teague

Supplies Needed:
  • yarn -favorite color & white
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • shirt or apron to cover up with

Students will take a lunch break and should plan to bring their lunch or pick up something locally.

Location: DC   Hours: 6    Fee: $35*
TBA- no workshops currently scheduled     Sa     9 am-4 pm   Register Now_Arts & Craft Workshops

                                                  

New!  Crochet & Knitting Workshops

Students will learn basic crochet or knitting techniques depending on the class selected.  In this make and take workshop, students will make a small washcloth while learning the techniques to use for future projects. *Students are responsible for supplies.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor: Victoria Ringeisen

Supplies Needed:
  • Medium weight yarn:  1 skein, cake or spool
  • Knitting Needles:  Size 7-10 (4.5mm to 6 mm) - any brand or type, must be straight needles, not circular
  • Crochet Hooks:  I9 to K10 1/2 (5mm-6.5mm) - any brand or type
Location: DC 
Hours: 3     Fee: $20*
TBA- no workshops currently scheduled   Register Now_Arts & Craft Workshops

                           

New! Stained Glass Workshops

In these one day introductory workshops, students will learn the fundamentals of Stained Glass. This class is perfect for any level student from beginners through advanced.  Students will receive instruction on using patterns, cutting glass, grinding and foiling edges, and soldering pieces together.  These workshops make a great introduction for beginners interested in taking longer classes.  Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor:  Louise Butler

Location: DC   Hours: 6    Fee: $45.00*  
TBA Sa  9 am-4 pm 3-D Heart Register Now_Stained Glass Workshops
TBA Sa  9 am-4 pm  Beveled Candle Holder Register Now_Stained Glass Workshops

                                           


For other Stained Glass classes, please visit

www.alamancecc.edu/glass

New! Wood:  Woodturning Workshops

In these one day introductory workshops, students will learn the fundamentals of woodturning. Gain familiarity with the tools, sharpening techniques, and safety best practices of turning wood at the lathe. These workshops make a great introduction for beginners interested in taking more complex turning classes.  *Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Cost includes mandatory insurance. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor:  Louise Butler

  • Students will need to sign a City of Burlington Covid waiver to participate.

  • For other Wood classes, please visit www.alamancecc.edu/wood.

 Registration is not complete until payment has been received.

TBA

TBA Sa   9 am-4 pm    Pens Register Now_Woodturning Workshops
TBA Sa   9 am-4 pm  Peppermills Register Now_Woodturning Workshops
TBA Sa   9 am-4 pm  Egg Kaleidoscope Register Now_Woodturning Workshops

Workshop Descriptions

  Bowls - Students will learn the basics of woodturning their own unique bowl. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Topics will include safety, tool selection, wood selection (green wood vs. dry), finishing, and coloring and texturing as time permits. *Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Cost includes mandatory insurance.
Pen Turning - Students will learn the basics of turning pens (wood or acrylic). *Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Cost includes mandatory insurance.
Pepper Mill - Learn to make your own pepper mill.  *Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Cost includes mandatory insurance.
Egg Kaleidoscope -  Students will use the lathe and drill press to make a kaleidoscope in the shape of an egg. Students will make two eggs.  *Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Cost includes mandatory insurance.

                                

  • Students are responsible for their materials.  Materials will vary depending on projects chosen.

  • The instructor will be in touch with students before class begins to review the project chosen and give a list of supplies.

Chair Caning & Basket Weaving

Instruction will be given on the different patterns for Chair Caning based on the wishes of the class. Caning students may choose from 5 different chair caning patterns including Lace, Rush, Binder Cane, Pressed Cane or Shaker Tape. Basket weaving students will learn the basic pattern for a market style basket. Instructor will work with students on an individual level to help them learn new skills and enhance old ones. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Jimmy Workman

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Forest Hills Hours:  24  Fee: $70*
74530     3/22-5/10 T    1-4 pm Register Now_Chair Caning

Floral Design

Students will learn the basics of floral arranging and then design and make their own seasonal floral arrangements. Students will learn how to select the correct container to make their arrangements pop. Artificial flowers will be used in class. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Blake Jones

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: KSC Hours: 18 Fee: $65
*10/26    7-8 pm information session
 
72766     11/2-12/7* T     6-9 pm Register Now_Floral Design

*2/1    6-7 pm information session
 
74540     2/8-3/15 T     6-9 pm Register Now_Floral Design

*3/29    6-7 pm information session  
74541     4/5-5/10 T     6-9 pm Register Now_Floral Design

Painting: Acrylic - Tricks of the Trade

Prerequisite: Acrylic Basics. This is the perfect class for Advanced students.  Advanced students will learn secrets that artists use to enhance paintings including adding texture, highlights and lighting. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: 

No classes scheduled at this time.

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Depot  Hours: 24  Fee: $70*

Acrylic Painting – Class supply list

  • 16 x 20 canvas
  • Cup for water
  • Styrofoam plates/ paint pallet
  • Instructor will discuss brushes at the first class for Beginning students

Instructor will supply paints and brushes for the first class for Beginning students.

Students will need the following colors of Acrylic Paint:

  • Titanium White
  • Mars Black
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Naphthol Crimson
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burst Sienna
  • Phthalocyanine Blue

Liquitex Basics, Artist’s Loft or Master’s Touch offers a starter pack with many of these colors (available at Michaels or Hobby Lobby)  - Be sure to look for coupons!

Brushes:  Synthetic bristles for Acrylics,  Artist’s Loft offers a 10 piece small starter pack

Watercolor, Beginning

Students learn techniques for sketching, mixing colors, and applying watercolor paints to the paper to achieve a variety of desired effects. The instructor will present various techniques such as a wash, glaze, wet on wet, dry brush, dropping in color, lifting out color, or negative painting to capture the attraction of the season. *See tab below for supply list.   Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Carolyn Teague

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC Hours: 24  Fee: $73*
74553     3/1-4/19 T    9 am-12 pm Register Now_Watercolor Painting

Watercolor, Spring Beauties

Learn techniques for sketching, mixing colors, and applying watercolor paints to the paper to achieve a variety of desired effects. The instructor works with students of all levels from beginner to advanced. In this class, students will learn how to paint various ‘Spring Beauties’ including baby animals, flowers, and Spring Landscapes.  The class will include fieldtrips to local parks to experience the colors and textures of local ‘Spring Beauties’.*See tab below for supply list.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Carolyn Teague

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location:  DC Hours:  48 Fee:  $128
74554     2/1-4/19 T    1-5 pm Register Now_Watercolor Painting

 

Watercolor supplies

  • Instructor will provide paint for beginner level classes
  • Watercolor Brushes
  • Watercolor paper, Strathmore 400 series

Pottery: Hand Building & Wheel Thrown

Seating is on a first paid, first served basis.  At the end of each class, students will rotate out of the class to allow students on the waitlist to enter.

Payment must be received by the due date to allow time for clay to be ordered. NO EXCEPTIONS!

In this class students learn clay wheel-throwing and hand building techniques along with glazing techniques. Instructor works with all skill levels. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructors: Valerie Clasen, Pete Pate, Briggette Slivinski, Martha Sink

 

Location: Elmira Rec. Hrs: 24 Fee: $95
Summer Classes FULL  Fall Class Schedule TBA TU    1-4 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
Summer Classes FULL  Fall Class Schedule TBA W    6-9 pm Register Now_Stained Glass

Pottery:  Open Studio

This class is designed to provide students extra time in the studio to practice skills learned in class. *Students may purchase extra clay based on availability.  Facilitator:  Martha Sink

  • Students must HAVE TAKEN AT LEAST 2 SESSIONS OF POTTERY CLASSES AT ACC TO participate.

  • No instruction will be given.   

     
Location: Elmira Rec.   Hours: 24  Fee: $95*

TBD

   

 

  • Students are responsible for their materials.
  • Supply list will be given upon registration.

Quilting: Basics

Prerequisite: Some sewing experience. This is the perfect class for someone that has no experience with quilting at all. This class will take you through the beginning steps and prepare you for the next level. A small project will be made in the class. Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine. *Supply list given upon registration. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Helen Doutt

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC  Hours: 24  Fee: $73*
74586     4/6-5/25 W    9 am-12 pm Register Now_Quilting: Basics

Quilting:  Advanced

Prerequisite: Student must have a working knowledge of quilting techniques. This class is designed for the Intermediate to Advanced student.  Instructor will work with students to develop a unique individual project based on student skill levels.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor:  Helen Doutt

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC  Hours: 48 Fee: $128*
74589     1/12-4/27 W    1-4 pm

FULL

74590    1/13-4/28 TH    9 am-12 pm

FULL

74591    1/13-4/28 TH    1-4 pm

FULL

Sewing

Instructor will work with students on all levels to help them select and sew a project at their skill level. Students will be given detailed instruction and guidance on their individual projects.  There are a limited number of machines available in the class room to share, so students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Mandy Foster

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.

 

 

Location: DC Hours: 15 Fee: $65*
77365     5/23-7/11 M    6:30-9 pm Register Now_Sewing
77369     7/25-8/29 M    6:30-9 pm Register Now_Sewing

  

  • Masks or Face Shields are required during class.

  • Seats are on a first paid, first served basis.

  • Makeup sessions - If a student has to miss a day, they need to contact their instructor to see if any of the scheduled classes have an extra seat. Students must have permission to attend any time other than their scheduled dates.  There are no guarantees for available make up dates and there is no partial refund for missed days.

  • NEW STUDENTS:  This class required special tools and equipment that may be purchased as a kit.  (Aprox. $120).  This includes all the needed tools as well as glass for the first project.  Please let the admin staff know if you need to purchase a kit when you call in your payment.

Stained Glass

This class is for beginners through advanced students and includes instruction on using patterns, cutting glass, grinding and foiling edges, and soldering pieces together. Based on individual skill level, students may create items based on their skill level. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructors: Terri Barker, Judy Bowman, Louise Butler

  • See Important information for class specifics.
  • Seats are on a first paid, first served basis.
  • **Additional Expenses: *This class requires special tools and equipment that may be purchased as a kit (Approx. $120).  This is a one time cost.  New students needing a kit will need to pay for it at registration.  The kit includes all tools needed and glass for the first beginner piece. 

    Students are responsible for their own supplies and glass.

    Registration is not complete until payment has been received

SUMMER 2022

Location: DC Hours: 24 Fee: $73*
74608      5/10-6/28 TU    9 am-12 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
74609     5/11-6/29 W    9 am-12 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
74610      5/11-6/29 W    1-4 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
74611      5/12-6/30 TH    9 am-12 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
74613      5/12-6/30     TH    1-4 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
74614      5/12-6/30 TH     6-9 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
77352      7/12-8/30 TU     9 am-12 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
77353      7/13-8/31   W      9 am-12 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
77354      7/13-8/31      W      1-4 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
77355      7/14-9/1          TH      9 am-12 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
77356      7/14-9/1 TH      1-4 pm Register Now_Stained Glass
77358      7/14-9/1 TH       6-9 pm Register Now_Stained Glass

New! Stained Glass Workshops

In these one day introductory workshops, students will learn the fundamentals of Stained Glass. This class is perfect for any level student from beginners through advanced.  Students will receive instruction on using patterns, cutting glass, grinding and foiling edges, and soldering pieces together.  These workshops make a great introduction for beginners interested in taking longer classes.  Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor:  Louise Butler

Location: DC   Hours: 6    Fee: $45.00*
74786      4/9  Sa  9 am-4 pm  Beveled Candle Holder

FULL

                                              

Wood Carving

Students will learn carving techniques and professional finishing touches used to create small figurines. Learn the various types of carving along with basic carving techniques, tool care, and safety measures. Students will learn how to carve projects with interlocking pieces out of one solid piece of wood. Examples include baby rattles, small toys, lamp stands, and chains. *Students are responsible for materials. Cost includes mandatory insurance fee. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Bill Wallace

  • Students will need to sign a City of Burlington Covid waiver to participate.

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Broad St.   Hours: 48 Fee: $126.50*
74616     1/24-5/9/22
M   6-9 pm 
Register Now_Wood Carving

 

                                  

Wood Turning

Students will learn how to design a one of a kind project using the wood lathe and various hand tools. Students will learn the difference between faceplate turning vs spindle turning. Instructors will work with students individually to develop new skills and improve old ones. *Students are responsible for materials. Cost includes insurance.   Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructors: Bill & Jim Wallace

  • Students will need to sign a City of Burlington Covid waiver to participate.

 Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Broad St.   Day/ Time  Fee: $126.50*
74617     1/24-5/9/22   M     2-5 pm    Register Now_Wood Carving
74618     1/26-5/11 W     2-5 pm    Register Now_Wood Carving
74619    1/26-5/11 W     6-9 pm 

FULL

74620     2/3-4/21 TH    10 am-1 pm  Register Now_Wood Carving

   

 

New! Wood:  Woodturning Workshops

In these one day introductory workshops, students will learn the fundamentals of woodturning. Gain familiarity with the tools, sharpening techniques, and safety best practices of turning wood at the lathe. These workshops make a great introduction for beginners interested in taking more complex turning classes.  *Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Cost includes mandatory insurance. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor:  Louise Butler

  • Students will need to sign a City of Burlington Covid waiver to participate.

 Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Broad St.   Hours: 6  Fee: $46.50*

See Workshop Descriptions below.

74787        Sa   9 am-4 pm Bowls

FULL

74788      2/12 Sa   9 am-4 pm    Pens Register Now_Woodturning Workshops
74789      3/12   Sa   9 am-4 pm  Peppermills Register Now_Woodturning Workshops
74790      3/19 Sa   9 am-4 pm  Egg Kaleidoscope Register Now_Woodturning Workshops

Workshop Descriptions

Bowls - Students will learn the basics of woodturning their own unique bowl. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Topics will include safety, tool selection, wood selection (green wood vs. dry), finishing, and coloring and texturing as time permits. *Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Cost includes mandatory insurance.
Pen Turning - Students will learn the basics of turning pens (wood or acrylic). *Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Cost includes mandatory insurance.
Pepper Mill - Learn to make your own pepper mill.  *Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Cost includes mandatory insurance.
Egg Kaleidoscope -  Students will use the lathe and drill press to make a kaleidoscope in the shape of an egg. Students will make two eggs.  *Cost includes all needed tools and materials.  Cost includes mandatory insurance.

                                

Woodworking:  Basic

Students will learn the safe operation of various power tools including table saws, drill presses, jointers, planers, band saws, and lathes and create a simple project. Instructor will work with each student on an individual basis to customize a simple project. *Students are responsible for materials.  Cost includes a mandatory insurance fee.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructors: Tom Davis, Fred Haumann, Michael Gutch

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Davis’ Shop Hours:  24 Fee: $71.50
74623    3/17-5/5 TH  9 am-12 pm Register Now_Woodworking: Basic
74624    3/21-5/9 M    1-4 pm Register Now_Woodworking: Basic

Woodworking:  Intermediate

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking or a basic knowledge of woodworking with prior experience. Students will expand on the basic knowledge and safe operation of various power tools and begin to make more involved projects. *Students are responsible for materials. Cost includes a mandatory insurance fee.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructors: Tom Davis, Fred Haumann

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Davis’ Shop Hours:  96 Fee: $181.50
74626    1/20-5/9/22 M  1-4 pm/ TH 9 am-12 pm

FULL


Location: Davis’ Shop Hours:  24 Fee: $71.50
74627    1/18-3/8/22 T    1-4 pm
74628    1/19-3/9 W    6-9 pm
74629    1/20-3/10 TH   6-9 pm

74630    1/24-3/14 M   9 am-12 pm

74631    3/15-5/3 T    1-4 pm Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate
74632    3/16-5/4 W    6-9 pm Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate
74634    3/17-5/5 TH   6-9 pm Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate
74635    3/21-5/9 M   9 am-12 pm Register Now_Woodworking: Intermediate

Wood: Woodworking, Advanced

Prerequisite: Intermediate level with prior woodworking experience. Designed for Intermediate to Advanced students. Students will learn advanced methods of woodworking and use these skills to make advanced items like cabinets, toolboxes, grandfather clocks, tables, chairs, etc. Classes will take the student from wood selection to final finishing. Instructor will work with students to develop new skills and enhance existing ones. *Students are responsible for materials.   Cost includes mandatory insurance fee.   Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Tom Davis, Fred Haumann

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
 
Location: Davis’ Shop Day/ Time Hours Fee: $181.50
74638    1/18-5/4/22 TW    9 am-12 pm 96

FULL

NEW!! Breaking into the Business of Commercials & Modeling

Students will gain theoretical knowledge of the entertainment industry. This course will strengthen, prepare and develop students’ skills and give them opportunities to build their portfolio for success. Will have special guest speakers during this upcoming semester. Instructor: Crista Baldwin

For more information: 
Call Email
336-290-0543 maredding380@alamancecc.edu
336-506-4301 slnewman647@alamancecc.edu
 

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location: DC Hours: 24 Fee: $73  
72111  6/2-7/21 W    6-9 pm  PAY BY 5/27 Register Now_Commercials & Modeling classes

No classes this semester.  Please check back for future dates.

NEW! Retirement Planning for First Responders

This course will help prepare Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Telecommunicators and other first responders for the retirement planning process. Topics will include NC pensions, separation allowances, pension options, early health concerns and existing benefits among other topics. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Michael Terry

Call to have your name added to the list for your selected date.
Location: DC   Hours:  4       Fee: FREE
10/15    F    0800-1200
11/19     F    0800-1200
1/21/22 F    0800-1200
3/18/22 F    0800-1200

  

Passport to Retirement

This course includes the information needed to assess the costs associated with retirement, determine sources of retirement income, improve investment potential, reduce financial risk and help preserve estates for heirs. The decisions you make in these key areas will ultimately determine your financial success. Through examples, exercises, and case studies you’ll discover how to take control of your finances and position yourself for a brighter financial future. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Logan Sharpe

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC Hours: 6  Fee: $40
74536    4/21 - 5/5 TH    6:30-8:30 pm Register Now_Retirement Planning classes


                                                      

 

Rejuvenate Your Retirement

Whether your objective is to become more active, give your life a new sense of purpose or make more informed financial decisions, this class has something for everyone. In this course, you discover new ways to stay mentally, physically and socially active, as well as learn about important financial topics such as tax reduction planning, retirement income planning, investment risk management, health care planning and estate planning. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Willy Fisher

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC Hours: 6  Fee: $40
74537    3/17-3/24 TH    9:30-11:30 am Register Now_Retirement Planning classes
74538    3/22-3/29 T    1-3 pm Register Now_Retirement Planning classes

Retirement Planning Today

Start planning your retirement at any stage of your life. In this class students will learn key terms, strategies, and concepts to achieve a successful retirement. Topics include: Social Security, long term care, Roth IRA conversions, minimizing taxes, and investment strategies to build, sustain, and distribute wealth. Learn how to determine when you can retire and the lifestyle you can achieve. Learn how to plan and invest for life’s next chapter with prudence and efficiency, not emotion. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Tim Mellon

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC Hours: 6 Fee: $49
74539     3/17-3/24/22 TH  6-9 pm Register Now_Retirement Planning classes

  

Understanding Medicare

Have you heard that there have been many changes to Medicare? Learn about all of the options available to you. Did you know that you don’t have to be 65 to qualify for Medicare? If you are retired or just planning for retirement, this course will help you to make the most of Medicare. We will talk about part A and B and about all of the new options that are available to those who qualify for Medicare. When you understand all of the options you can make the best decision for you.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.   Instructor:  Bill Cauthren

Call to have your name added to the list for your selected date.
Location: DC  Hours: 3      Fee: FREE
5/3 T     6-9 pm
6/7 T     6-9 pm
8/2 T     6-9 pm

                             

ServSafe

ServSafe is a 15 hour Food Safety Certification Course developed by the Education Foundation of the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Certification will be provided by the Educational Foundation of the NRA. A certificate will be awarded to all who successfully complete the course and pass the written exam. ServSafe is an ANSI accredited program that is accepted by the Health Department for those managers and supervisors who need training. Certification is accepted throughout the United States for 5 years from the date of the exam.  ServSafe will be offered twice this fall in partnership with Alamance County Cooperative Extension and the Alamance County Health Department.  

Please see information tab below for more specifics about registration.

  • Interested in a self-paced online course option? Call the Alamance County Extension office for more details.
  • Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by the registration deadline for each class (contact Eleanor Frederick). NC Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity provider.
  • For questions about registration, course details, or to learn more about the self-paced online option, contact
    • Eleanor Frederick at the Alamance County Cooperative Extension office
    • Phone: 336-570-6740
    • Email: eleanor_frederick@ncsu.edu

 

ServSafe registration form

Location:  see below Days/ Time Registration Fee:  $125.00
TBA WTH  8:30 am-4:30 pm Registration deadline:  9/28

Class location: Alamance County Family Justice Center
1950 Martin Street, Burlington, NC 27217

ServSafe Important Registration Information

  • ServSafe Registration form

  • October class location:  Alamance County Family Justice Center,  1950 Martin Street, Burlington, NC 27217
  • Please print and deliver/ mail your registration form(s) and payment to:
    Alamance County Cooperative Extension
    Attn: Eleanor Frederick
    209-C N. Graham-Hopedale Rd
    Burlington, NC 27217
    In the event the course is full, a refund will be given.
  • Registration is on a first paid, first served basis
  • Class size is limited to 25
  • Cost is $125 per Person (Cash or check) - Checks should be made out to "Alamance County".  
  • Participants will be notified by phone when books are available to be picked up.  ServSafe books and tests are available in English, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese.
  • Reading and studying the book prior to the class is highly recommended.  The class portion will be taught in English.  
  • To cancel, you must notify the Extension office by calling (336) 570-6740.  Refunds will be made only if cancellation is received prior to the starting date of the course AND there is a waiting list allowing the slot to be filled.

Ballroom & Special Occasion

Learn steps for that traditional “First Dance”, “Father-Daughter Dance” or other special occasions. The class includes American style Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Latin and Rhythm dances. This is the perfect class to take as a couple.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Sheila Walker

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Forest Hills  Hours: 12 Fee: $60
74532    4/14-5/19/22 TH   7-9 pm Register Now_Dance Classes
74533    6/2-7/7/22 TH   7-9 pm Register Now_Dance Classes
               7/14-8/18 TH   7-9 pm Register Now_Dance Classes

 

Shag Dance

Shag Dance is North Carolina’s official state dance. It is a type of swing dance that developed during the 1930’s and 40’s combining nimble footwork with upbeat rhythm and blues known as beach music. Shag is most often associated with beach music. A dance partner is not required but is suggested. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructors: Sheila Walker

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: Forest Hills Hours: 12  Fee: $60
74535     6/6-7/18/22 M  7-9 pm Register Now_Dance Classes
                7/25-8/29 M  7-9 pm Register Now_Dance Classes

 

Cosmetology Certificate Program

This multi-semester / multi-part comprehensive training provides instruction and clinical practice in scientific / artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals of the cosmetology industry. This training is provided in a simulated salon environment, which enables students to develop manipulative skills. Coursework includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical process­es, skin and nail care, multi-cultural practices, business / computer principles, product knowledge, etc. Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination, and upon successfully passing this exam, graduates will be issued a license. Call 336-506-4318 or 336-506-4200 for more information. Instructor: Chris Norman

Para obtener más información sobre el programa de Certificado de Cosmetología, envíe un correo electrónico:  Vicky Rans: vlrans773@alamancecc.edu

Location: DC  Hours:  Fee: $200.50*
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 * Additional expenses: books, a kit, approved uniform & shoes. 

NEW! Cosmetology Instructor Training                

This course provides cosmetology instructional concepts, supervisory and instructional skills for teaching entry-level to advanced cosmetology students in a classroom and laboratory setting. Topics include orientation, theories of education, daily lesson planning, unit planning, lecture techniques, development and administration of assessment tools, laboratory management, student assessment, record keeping, demonstration of services, supervision, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify theories of education, develop lesson plans, demonstrate supervisory techniques, assess student performance in a classroom setting, demonstrate salon services, instruct and objectively assess the student, and demonstrate competence in the areas covered by the Instructor Licensing Examination. Call 336-290-0543 or 336-506-4301 for more information.  

For more information: 
Call Email
336-290-0543 maredding380@alamancecc.edu
336-506-4301 slnewman647@alamancecc.edu

Location: DC  Hours: 300 Fee: $200.50*
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Nail Technician Certificate Program

Comprehensive manicurist training provides instruction and clinical practice in a simulated salon. Graduates may sit for State Board examinations.   Call 336-506-4200 or 336-290-0543 for more information. Instructor: Ansley Tran

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: DC Hours:   Fee: $200.50*
TBA-no classes currently scheduled M-F   5:30-9:30 pm

 

NEW!  Natural Hair Care Specialist

This course provides instruction and clinical practice in natural hair care. The course content includes sanitation, bacteriology, disinfection, first aid, and shampooing, draping, anatomy, disorders of the hair and scalp, and client consultation. Advanced students apply the following natural hair care techniques: twisting, wrapping, extending, locking, blow-dry, and thermal iron. Natural hair care students must complete the required hours in an approved program before applying to the State Board of Cosmetic Arts for examination.

For more information: 
Call Email
336-290-0543 maredding380@alamancecc.edu
  slnewman647@alamancecc.edu
 

Location: DC  Hours: 300 Fee: $200.50*

Next Class TBD

   
 

*Textbook & Kit: Information will be provided when registration is complete.

NEW! Diet & Nutrition Training

This course covers basic principles of nutrition and their relationship to human health. Topics include meeting nutritional needs of healthy people, menu modification based on special dietary needs, food habits, and contemporary problems associated with nutrition. Upon completion, students should be able to apply basic nutritional concepts as they relate to health and well-being.  For more information call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219.

Location: Online Hours: 48 Fee: $125 + book
tbd M-Su   0000-2400  

   

Sign Language

Learn to communicate with hearing impaired individuals and understand the problems involved with deafness. All levels will meet together and break into small groups for practice.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor:  Bud Catoe, Rebekah Kincaid

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location: Forest Hills Hours: 20   Fee: $128
          8/22-12/12/22  M    6-9 pm Register Now_Continuing Education

Conversational Spanish, Beginning

Students will learn to speak and understand basic words, sentences, and phrases in Spanish. Being bilingual is a great benefit if you work with or help the Spanish-speaking public. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Esther Benbassat

Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Location:  Hours:   Fee: $
   
     

Location: DC Hours: 24  Fee: $73*
Level 1  
74521    2/15-3/24/22 T/Th 6-8 pm Register Now_Conv. Spanish, Beginning
74522    5/10-7/28 TTH   6-8 pm Register Now_Conv. Spanish, Beginning

*Students are responsible for textbooks and materials.

Conversational Spanish, Intermediate

Intermediate level classes are for students that have successfully completed the Beginning level classes but are not ready for the Advanced class.

Location: DC  Hours: 24 Fee: $73*
     
    Register Now_Conv. Spanish, Intermediate
Level 5    
74523    2/07-3/16/21 MW  6-8 pm Register Now_Conv. Spanish, Intermediate

Spanish: Conversational, Advanced

This class is designed for advanced students wishing to enhance conversational skills. Students will use a combination of different books, video lessons and audio tapes to become more familiar with the culture and variations of the Spanish language. Students must have prior approval before joining this class due to the advanced level.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Ester Benbassat

Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Location: DC  Hours: 24 Fee: $73*
74524     2/4-4/29 F    12-2 pm Register Now_Conversational Spanish, Advanced
*Students are responsible for textbooks and materials.

This program prepares students to work as paraprofessional Spanish interpreters, facilitating oral communication between people in various community settings such as hospitals, schools and service agencies. Call 336-506-4200 for more information.

Native Spanish Speakers

Prerequisites (Track 1): 

Curriculum courses DRE 096, DRE 097 and DRE 098 may be required based on placement test scores.

Required Courses (Track 1)

  • Writing and Inquiry (curriculum course ENG 111)
  • Oral Communication (curriculum course ENG 115)
  • Professional Research/Reporting (curriculum course ENG 114)

Native English Speakers

Prerequisite (Track 2):

Showing proficiency at the Intermediate Spanish II level as determined by testing or successful completion of the curriculum course SPA 212.

Required courses (Track 2):

    • Spanish Reading & Composition (curriculum course SPA 231)
    • Spanish Conversation (curriculum course SPA 221)

Required courses for both Tracks:

    • Introduction to Spanish Interpreting and Spanish Grammar Review 
    • Analytical Skills in Spanish Interpreting and Introduction to Spanish Translation

Course Offerings This Semester

Intro to Spanish Interpretation & Analytical Skills

This combines two of the required courses above into one long course, to provide a cost-savings to the student. Call 336-506-4200 for more information. Instructor: Carmen Carreno        

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location: ACC Hours: 63 Fee: $183
TBA-- Will be FALL term MW   5:30-8:30 pm Register Now_Spanish Interpreter Program

Acting for the Camera

This Acting class provides an introduction to the technique of performing a level of believability in front of the camera while exploring the fundamental elements while working with the director and the cameraman.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor:  Atlantic & Pacific Studios 

Location: ATPCS Hours: 24 Fee: $70

Please check back for future dates.

ATPCS - Atlantic & Pacific Studios,  1714 Carolina Mill Rd, Burlington, 27215  

NEW! Camera & Lighting 101

Use of the camera and creative lighting can make or break a movie.  Learn the proven techniques for composing a shot and using effective lighting to make your movie stand out.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor:  Atlantic & Pacific Studio

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: ATPCS Hours: 24 Fee: $70
TBA  TH   6-8 pm  Register Now_Movie & Theatre classes
   

ATPCS - Atlantic & Pacific Studios,  1714 Carolina Mill Rd, Burlington, 27215       

Film Making 101

This course is an in-depth look into the fascinating world of filmmaking and film history. From concept, script, production and post production this course is designed to introduce students to film making from the first-hand knowledge and experience of Emmy award winning film makers. Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor:  Atlantic & Pacific Studios

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: ATPCS Hours: 24 Fee: $70

Please check back for future dates.

ATPCS - Atlantic & Pacific Studios,  1714 Carolina Mill Rd, Burlington, 27215

Improv Acting

A practical experience in the methods and techniques for scene study "Acting and Improvisation" including comedy and drama performances. Classes taught by working professional and veteran film performer.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor:  Starr Jones

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: ATPCS Hours: 24 Fee: $70

Please check back for future dates.

ATPCS - Atlantic & Pacific Studios,  1714 Carolina Mill Rd, Burlington, 27215

NEW!  Production Coordinating 101

Managing a film and television production requires structure, organization and resourcing.  Learn the fundamentals of managing and organizing your movie.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor:  Atlantic & Pacific Studio

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: ATPCS Hours: 24 Fee: $70
TBA  TH   6-8 pm  Register Now_Movie & Theatre classes
   

ATPCS - Atlantic & Pacific Studios,  1714 Carolina Mill Rd, Burlington, 27215       

NEW!  Screenwriting 101

Every good movie begins with a good story and a good script.  Learn the fundamentals of good screenwriting to create your script.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor:  Atlantic & Pacific Studio

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.
Location: ATPCS Hours: 24 Fee: $70
TBA  MW  6-8 pm  Register Now_Movie & Theatre classes
 *will not meet on 11/24  

ATPCS - Atlantic & Pacific Studios,  1714 Carolina Mill Rd, Burlington, 27215       

NEW! Song Writing & Music Appreciation   

This course will enable students to have an in-depth look into song writing that will benefit beginners and advanced writers. During this session, each student will write songs, complete assignments on different music artists, and learn about the history and evolvement of music.  Instructor: Anthony Foster

For more information: 
Call
Email
336-290-0543
maredding380@alamancecc.edu

Location: DC Hours: 24  Fee: $73*
TBA M     6-9 pm   Register Now_Song Writing
   *Students will not need to purchase textbooks but will need laptops or tablets. 

Golf

This course is appropriate for golfers at all levels from beginner to ‘business golfer’.  Students will learn the rules & etiquette of playing golf.  Instruction will be given for irons, putting, chipping & longer clubs, with complete instruction for alignment, grip & set-up.  First class meets at Burlington Center. *Students are responsible for their own supplies and green fees.  Golf clubs required except for the first class.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor, Mike Doyle

*Additional Expenses:  Students are responsible for any green fees and equipment rentals.

Location:  DC/ tba Hours:  12 Fee:  $80*
                  5/26-6/30/22* TH  6-8 pm Register Now_Golf
*class will meet at DC campus on the first night

New! Karate

Students will learn all stances, blocks, hand techniques, kicks and forms (Hyungs) required at the Beginner’s Level.  Students will train in no contact sparring with the focus on learning distance, timing and control.  Students will learn basic self-defense techniques for different scenarios.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor:  Brian Warshaw

Location: ACC Hours: 36  Fee: $150*
TBA   Register Now_Karate

                                                

Wedding & Event Planning 101

Are you a DIY Bride?  Are you planning your own wedding or one for a close friend?  Students will learn an overview of the event industry and how to plan all details of a wedding or special event. The instructor will review the basics of wedding planning and cover such topics as budgeting, venues, safety, etiquette, timelines and much more.   Great for students looking for a new fun career.  Come learn from the owner of a local Event Planning company.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information.  Instructor:   Jennifer Ball

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location: DC Hours: 24 
 Fee: $73
                  5/12-7/7 TH   6-9 pm Register Now_Wedding & Event Planning classes

Parapsychology

Topics include ESP, Psychokinesis and Near-Death Experiences.  Call 336-506-4149 or 336-506-4322 for more information. Instructor: Benton Bogle

Location: DC   Hours: 16  Fee: $65
TBA T      6-8 pm Register Now_Parapsychology