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Career Development Certificates

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Community Education offers the following noncredit certificates to prepare students for employment or to be successful in college-level credit courses:

ADVANCED NC ESL - CERT OF COMPETENCY

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 180 - 204
NESL 7005 Introduction to English C 90 - 102
NESL 7007 Introduction to English D 90 - 102
In addition to the courses above, one additional course is required. Select from one of the following courses:  Hours: 8 - 240
NESL 7009 Bridge from Noncredit to Credit Course 90-102
NESL 7041 Conversation for Intermediate ESL 32-48
NESL 7060 ESL Instructional Lab 8-240
NESL 550 Fundamentals of Grammar 64-72
Total Program Hours 188-444

 BASIC NC ESL - CERT OF COMPETENCY

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 180 - 204
NESL 7001 Introduction to English A 90-102
NESL 7003 Introduction to English B 90-102
In addition to the courses above, one additional course is required. Select from one of the following courses: Hours: 8 - 240
NESL 7020A Spanish Literacy 90-102
NESL 7000 Introduction to English: Pre-A 90 - 102
NESL 7040 Conversation for Beginning ESL 32-48
NESL 7060 ESL Instructional Lab 8-240
NESL 550 Fundamentals of Grammar 64-72
Total Program Hours 188-444

BASIC SKILLS - CERT OF COMPETENCY

Program Requirements  
Required Core Courses Hours: 192-216
BASK 7011 Basic Math 96-108
BASK 7012 Basic Reading and Writing  96-108
Total Program Hours 192-216

Beginning Computer Skills - Cert of Completion

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 120-138
VOCE 7100    Computers and You: Level 1 32-36
VOCE 7101    Computers and You: Level 2 32-36
VOCE 7109    Microsoft Windows 16-18
VOCE 7108    Computer Skills Lab 40-48
Plus one of the following courses Hours: 16-18
VOCE 7103    Introduction to the Internet 16-18
VOCE 7110    Social Media 16-18
VOCE 7111    E-mail 16-18
Total Program Hours: 136-156

CAREER PREPARATION - CERT OF COMPLETION

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 24
WKPR 7000 Planning Your Next Job/Career  
WKPR 7001 Planning a Job Search 8
WKPR 7002  Impression Management 8
Total Program Hours 24

CLOTHING ALTERATIONS - CERT OF COMPETENCY

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 512
7100A Beginning Clothing Construction 64
HOEC 7101A Clothing Construction 2 64
HOEC 7103A Clothing Alterations 64
HOEC 7105A Sewing with Special Fabrics 64
HOEC 7106A Modern Tailoring Techniques 64
HOEC 7108A Serger Sewing 64
HOEC 7112A Clothing Construction 3 64
HOEC7115A Fitting and Pattern Alterations 64
Plus Electives (choose cne from the following) 48-64
HOEC 7102A Sewing Studio Open Lab 64
HOEC 7110A Embroidery Machine Basics 48
HOEC 7111A Creative Sewing                                       48
HOEC 7167A Sewing for the Home 48
Total Program Hours 512 - 624

CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION - CERT OF Competency

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 368
HOEC 7100A Beginning Clothing Construction 64
HOEC 7101A Clothing Construction 2 64
HOEC 7103A Clothing Alterations 64
HOEC 7105A Clothing Alterations 64
HOEC 7108A Serger Sewing 48
HOEC 7115A Fitting and Pattern Alterations 64
Total Program Hours 368

COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING - CERT OF COMPLETION

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 240-270 Hours
Completed with
80% proficiency 
VOCE 7800 Commercial
Truck Driving:
Preparation for
the Learner’s
Permit 
80-90
VOCE 7801 Commercial
Truck Driving:
Behind-the-Wheel Training
160-180
Total Program Hours 240-270

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS- CERT OF COMPLETION

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 256
VOCE 7100A Computers and You: Level 1 64
VOCE 7101A Computers and You: Level 2 64
VOCE 7102A Computers and You: Level 3 64
VOCE 7105A Introduction to Microsoft Word 32
VOCE 7107A Introduction to Excel                                  32
Plus Completion of Lab Hours: 40
VOCE 7108A Business Skills Lab 40
Total Program Hours 296

FLORAL DESIGN - Cert of Completion

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 72
VOCE 7400B Beginning Floral Design 24
VOCE 7401B Floral Design: Beyond the Basics 24
VOCE 7402B Floral Design: Beyond the Basics II 24
Electives (choose one): Hours: 24
VOCE 7404B Floral Design: Special Events 24
VOCE 7405B Floral Seasonal Celebrations  24
Total Program Hours 96

Green Landscaping and Gardening - CERT OF COMPEtency

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 50-56
VOCE 7622 Green Gardening: Beginning 25-28
VOCE 7623 Green Gardening: Advanced 25-28
Total Program Hours 50-56

INCOME TAX PREPARATION - CERT OF COMPETENCY

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 64
VOCE 7502 Introduction to Income Tax Preparation 16
VOCE 7503 Introduction to Income Tax Preparation Software 8
VOCE 7504 Income Tax Preparation Internship 40
Total Program Hours 64

MICROSOFT OFFICE BASICS - Cert of completion

**Advisory: Recommend completion of Computers and You Levels 1 and 2 prior to taking the required courses

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 184-228
VOCE 7100 Computers and You: Level 1 32-36
VOCE 7101 Computers and You: Level 2 32-36
VOCE 7105 Intro to Microsoft Word 32-36
VOE 7107 Intro to Microsoft Excel 32-36
VOCE 7108 Computer Skills Lab 40-48
VOCE 7112 Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint 16-18
VOCE 7113 Intro to Microsoft Publisher 16-18
Total Program Hours 184-228

Secondary Education/High School Equivalency Exam Preparation - Cert of Competency

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 128-144
BASK 7005 High School Equivalency Exam Preparation 96-108
BASK 7013 High School Equivalency Exam Prep: Computer Skills 32-36
Total Program Hours 128-144

Workforce Readiness - Cert of Completion

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 105-120
WKPR 7800 Career Readiness and Planning 9-12
WKPR 7801 Functional Work Skills 96-108
Total Program Hours 105-120