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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: 168 - 204
NESL 7005 Introduction to English C 84 - 102
NESL 7007 Introduction to English D 84 - 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 84 - 102
NESL 7041 Conversation for Intermediate ESL 28 - 48
NESL 7060 ESL Instructional Lab 8 - 240
NESL 550 Fundamentals of Grammar 64 - 72
NESL 551 Intermediate Grammar 64 - 72
NESL 552 Advanced Grammar 64 - 72
Total Program Hours 176.00 - 444.00

 BASIC NC ESL - CERT OF COMPETENCY

Program Requirements  
Required  Core Courses Hours: 608
NESL 7020 Spanish Literacy  84-102
NESL 7000 Introduction to English: Pre-A 84-102
NESL 7001 Introduction to English A 84-102
NESL 7002 Introduction to English A2 90-102
NESL 7003 Introduction to English B 84 - 102
NESL 7004 Introduction to English B2 90-102
NESL 7060 ESL Instructional Lab 8-240
Total Program Hours 608

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: 110 - 130
VOCE 7100    Computers and You: Level 1 28 - 36
VOCE 7101    Computers and You: Level 2 28 - 36
VOCE 7109    Microsoft Windows 14 - 18
VOCE 7108    Computer Skills Lab 40
Plus one of the following courses Hours: 14 - 18
VOCE 7103    Introduction to the Internet 14 - 18
VOCE 7110    Social Media 14 - 18
VOCE 7111    E-mail 14 - 18
Total Program Hours: 124-148

CAREER PREPARATION - CERT OF COMPLETION

Program Requirements  
Required Courses  Hours:  6-24
WKPR 7000 Planning Your Next Job/Career 2-8 
WKPR 7001 Planning a Job Search 2-8
WKPR 7002  Impression Management 2-8
Total Program Hours  6-24

CLOTHING ALTERATIONS - CERT OF COMPETENCY

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 465-527
7100A Beginning Clothing Construction 60-68
HOEC 7101A Clothing Construction 2 60-68
HOEC 7103A Clothing Alterations 60-68
HOEC 7105A Sewing with Special Fabrics 60-68
HOEC 7108A Sewing with Sergers 45-51
HOEC 7115A Fitting & Pattern Alterations  60-68
HOEC 7106A Modern Tailoring Techniques  60-68
HOEC7112A Clothing Construction 3 60-68
Plus Electives (choose one from the following) 45-51
HOEC 7110A Embroidery Machine Basics 45-51
HOEC 7111A Creative Sewing 45-51
HOEC 7167A Sewing for the Home 45-51
Total Program Hours 510-578

CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION - Cert of Competency

Program Requirements  
A total of 368 hours is required for the certificate Hours: 345-391
Required Courses  
HOEC 7100A Beginning Clothing Construction 60-68
HOEC 7101A Clothing Construction 2 60-68
HOEC 7103A Clothing Alterations 60-68
HOEC 7105A Clothing Alterations 60-68
HOEC 7108A Serger Sewing 45-51
HOEC 7115A Fitting and Pattern Alterations 60-68
Total Program Hours 345-391

COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING - CERT OF COMPLETION

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 216-244 Hours
Completed with
80% proficiency 
VOCE 7800 Commercial
Truck Driving:
Preparation for
the Learner’s
Permit 
56-64
VOCE 7801 Commercial
Truck Driving:
Behind-the-Wheel Training
160-180
Total Program Hours 216-244

Family Childcare License Preparation - Cert of Competency

Program Requirements  
Five courses (69-115 hours) are required to obtain the Certificate of Competency. English proficiency is required.  Hours:  69-115
Required Courses  
VOCE 7300 Family Childcare Business  9 - 15
VOCE 7301 Child Health and Safety 18 - 30
VOCE 7302 Developmental Needs of a Child 15 - 25
VOCE 7303 Infant and Toddler Care 12 - 20
VOCE 7304 Ethics and Business Contracts 15 - 25
Total Program Hours 69-115

FLORAL DESIGN - Cert of Completion

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 96
VOCE 7400B Beginning Floral Design 18-24
VOCE 7401B Floral Design: Beyond the Basics 18-24
VOCE 7402B Floral Design: Beyond the Basics II 18-24
VOCE 7404B Floral Design: Special Events 18-24
VOCE 7405B Floral Seasonal Celebrations  18-24
Total Program Hours 96

Green Landscaping and Gardening - Cert of Competency

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

INCOME TAX PREPARATION - CERT OF COMPETENCY

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 67
VOCE 7502 Introduction to Income Tax Preparation 19
VOCE 7503 Introduction to Income Tax Preparation Software 8
VOCE 7504 Income Tax Preparation Internship 40
Total Program Hours 67

Introduction to Early Childhood Studies- CERT OF COMPETENCY

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 137-187
VOCE 7310 History of Child Development 36 - 48
VOCE 7311 Guidance and Interaction 18 - 30
VOE 7312 The Importance of Play 32 - 36
VOCE 7313 Observation Made Easy 36 - 48
VOCE 7314 Assessment and Delivery Systems 15 - 25
Total Program Hours 137-187

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  
VOCE 7100 Computers and You: Level 1 28-36
VOCE 7101 Computers and You: Level 2 28-36
Required Courses Hours: 124 - 148
VOCE 7105 Intro to Microsoft Word 28 - 36
VOE 7107 Intro to Microsoft Excel 28 - 36
VOCE 7108 Computer Skills Lab 40
VOCE 7112 Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint 14 - 18
VOCE 7113 Intro to Microsoft Publisher 14 - 18
Total Program Hours 124 - 148

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

Vocational ESL Family Childcare License Preparation- Cert of Competency

English language learners at the noncredit ESL C/D level are required to enroll concurrently in VOCE and VESL courses. Ten courses are required to obtain the Certificate of Competency. 

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours:  138-230
VESL 7300 and VOCE 7300 Family Childcare Business 9 - 15
VESL 7301 and VOCE 7301 Child Health and Safety 18 - 30
VESL 7302 and VOCE 7302 Developmental Needs of Children 15 - 25
VESL 7303 and VOCE 7303 Infant and Toddler Care 12 - 20
VESL 7304 and VOCE 7304 Ethics and Business Contracts 15 - 25
Total Program Hours 138-230

Vocational ESL Introduction to Early Childhood Studies -Cert of Competency

English language learners at the noncredit ESL C/D level are required to enroll concurrently in VOCE and VESL courses. Ten courses are required to obtain the Certificate of Competency.

Program Requirements  
Required Courses Hours: 274-374
VOCE 7310 and VESL 7310 History of Child Development 36 - 48

VESL 7311 and VOCE 7311 Guidance and Interaction

18 - 30
VESL 7312 and VOCE 7312 The Importance of Play 32 - 36
VESL 7313 and VOCE 7313 Observation Made Easy 36 - 48
VESL 7314 and VOCE 7314 Assessment & Delivery Systems 15 - 25
Total Program Hours 274-374