Spring Curriculum Classes at Alexander Center for Education

SPRING 2015 CURRICULUM CLASSES: Start preparing for spring classes now! The CVCC Alexander Center for Education may be offering several curriculum classes for the public including:

ACA 111 (College Success) Mondays from 4:00 – 4:50 beginning March 9th – May 11th

Business 110 (Introduction to Business) Mondays from 5:30 – 6:50 pm beginning Jan 12th – May 8th

CIS 110 (Introduction to Computers) Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 6:50 pm beginning Jan 12th – May 8th

English 112 (Writing Research) Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:20 pm beginning Jan 12th – May 7th

Religion 212(Introduction to New Testament) Tuesday and Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:50 pm beginning Jan 8th – May 7th

Your first step toward enrollment is to attend a Starting Points session which is offered every Friday at 3:15pm at the CVCC Alexander Center and at other times on main campus.

Protecting Your Identity – NO COST CLASS – sponsored by Cybercrime Students, Tuesday, November 4th at 6:00 pm! To register, call our front desk at 828 632-8221 ext. 0! This class will help you protect all of your sensitive information that view and save on your comuter!

CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES: If there is a continuing education class that interests you, but you don’t see it listed, contact the Alexander Center at 828-632-8221 to be added to a waiting list.


Notary Public – Wednesday, October 29th from 8:30 am– 4:30 pm with Amy Greene, instructor. Cost is $75.00 that includes the book. Book needs to be read before the first class.

Word Level I- Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00-9:00pm, November 3-12 with O.P. Howell, instructor. Cost $75.00.

Excel Level I- Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00pm, November 4-18 with O.P. Howell, instructor. Cost $75.00.

Excel Level II – Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, December 2, 4, 9 and 11th with O.P. Howell, instructor. Cost is $75.00.

PowerPoint – Monday and Wednesdays, November 17 – 26th from 6:00- 9:00 pm with O.P. Howell, instructor. Cost $75.00.

Getting to Know Your Ipad – Monday and Tuesday, December 15 and 16th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm with Amy Greene, instructor. Cost $75.00.


The Small Business Center workshops are very popular “no cost” seminars; however, registration is required by contacting Jeff Neuville at 828 327-7000 ext. 4112 or Debra Sawyer ext. 4117. Reserve your spot today!! is reserved for one-on-one feedback to participants on their individual business plan. Mel Steiner, instructor.

Record Keeping & Taxes – Thursday, November 20th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Keeping proper records can help small business owners save time and save money. This two-hour seminar shows participants how business decisions impact their tax bill and how to keep records that will allow them to track their business’ profits while maintaining the information needed to file federal and state taxes. Participants learn which expenses can be deducted for tax purposes and walk through a record-keeping process from sales receipts to tax returns. Mel Steiner, instructor.

For no cost business counseling services, program and course questions, call: 828-327-7000, ext. 4102 or go to https://www.ncsbc.net/reg.aspx?mode=counsel&center=75100&subloc=0 to request a business counseling appointment at the CVCC Small Business Center office located on the East Campus in Hickory, NC.


Compensatory Education – Offered Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Vickie Vinson, instructor. Classroom instruction focuses on student’s individual goals and includes functional reading and writing literacy skills for personal, social and economic purposes. Students use computer technology to improve skills in self-determination, self-advocacy, problem solving and citizenship. Curriculum conforms to the domains from the N.C. Community College Program of Study. There is no cost to register.

ESL (English as a Second Language) – offered Mondays from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. This is a great class for persons where English is not the primary language spoken at home. There is no cost to register. Instructor, Beverly Olendorff.

2014 Adult Secondary Credentialing (GED) classes – Morning classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and evening classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 – 8:30 pm. No cost for classes, however, testing fees apply. Students 16 and 17 years of age (minors) must have met with their high school principal and counselor in order to determine eligibility. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or guardian in order to pick up GED admissions paperwork located at the CVCC Alexander Center for Education. Upon completion, students along with their parent or guardian must make an appointment with Jill Masten-Byers, GED Coordinator. To schedule an appointment, contact Jill at 6320-8221 ext 312 or email her at jmasten-byers@cvcc.edu.

Adult High School Diploma Program – for students 18 years of age or older. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. and Monday and Wednesday 5:30pm-8:30 pm. There is no cost for this class. A high school transcript is required for registration. Interested students may contact Jill Masten-Byers, instructor, at jmasten-byers@cvcc.edu or call her at 632-8221 ext. 312 for more information.

Need a job? Looking for worK? Start with our EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS Training Classes!

More and more businesses are relying upon the Career Readiness Certification as part of their hiring requirements. Prepare for your Career Readiness Certification with us! Employability Lab – An open Lab offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm with instructor Bruce Loyer. A Career Readiness Certification may be earned through participation in the Work Keys Assessment. Resume’ writing, on-line job search opportunities through NC Works and interview skills building is also available. No cost for unemployed, those income eligible (earning at/below $23,340) or tax exempt applicants and those seeking employment.


Pathways to Health Careers – Anyone interested in CNA I or Phlebotomy are required to take this 6 day orientation (unless the student meets specified exemptions). No cost for income eligible, unemployed or under employed persons. Contact the Center for the next available class. Next class is December 2 – 11th meeting on Tuesday, Wednesday

Certified Nursing Assistant II – Class in session now. To get on a waiting list, please call us at 828 632-8221.

Medication Aide – November 12-21, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00am-2:30pm. Completers can apply for the NC State Competency Medication Aide exam. To register students must be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I registry in good standing.


Beginning Sewing – This class is full but call us to be placed on a waiting list!

Photography – Digital Basics – Next class, TBA. Cost $70.00.

Oil & Acrylic Painting – Wednesdays, October 29th – December 17th from 6:00pm–9:00 pm with Heather Friday, Instructor. Cost $50.00.


Fire Fighter, Emergency Management and Basic Law Enforcement Classes – For a complete listing of classes and how to register, contact Carla Black at 828 327-7000 ext. 4306 or Tim Chewning at 327-7000 ext. 4331 or visit on the web.

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