BCCC Briefs: August 9, 2016

Press Release:

    The following classes are available through the Continuing Education Department at BCCC. To register, call 252-940-6375 or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu.


    Sharon Owens is a Kripalu Yoga certified instructor, and she will lead students to practice movement, breathing work and meditation to become present in the moment and fully alive. The stretching is gentle and the benefits are immeasurable. Students will need to bring their own mat. Other equipment will be supplied. The program costs $36 and runs on Thursdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. from September 8 through October 13 and again from October 27 through December 15.

Line Dancing

    This popular class now has more sessions and more time allotted. It is healthy because the exercise in each session is gentle and moderate. It improves memory while students learn the various dances. They will learn 20 different styles and enjoy getting ready for weddings and holiday parties. It's just plain fun! This class takes place on Mondays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. from September 12 to October 17 and again from November 7 to December 12. There will also be a set of Tuesday morning classes from 10:00-11:30 a.m. from September 6 to November 1 and from November 8 to December 13.

Carolina Shag Dancing

    The Shag is the favorite couples dance in the Carolinas. Students can learn this traditional social activity and enjoy the fellowship in our dancing classroom. It will not take long for couples to master the basic steps and at least six fun moves. Dance etiquette will be part of the instruction. After this class couples will be ready to confidently join in at many social events. The $50 class starts on September 13 and runs every Tuesday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. through October 18.

Golf Fundamentals

   BCCC has got the clubs and the space for students to learn the basics of golf. BCCC's health and fitness instructor, Ron Baldwin, will coach this four session class. Students will spend three classes at the Terrapin Track Golf Course. They will enjoy the fall evenings and learn to address the ball, proper stance, grip the club, hip rotation, weight shift, target the shot, proper etiquette and rules. This $45 class runs on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. from September 13 to October 4.

Tai Chi

    Participants can wake up and stretch using this ancient Chinese exercise art. This class meets two mornings each week to give you sessions of gentle stretching. Tai Chi improves strength, flexibility, and bone density, and it maintains muscle mass. Participants often report that they just feel better. The Monday and Wednesday classes run from 9:00-10:30 a.m. and take place from September 12 through October 19. A second class will take place on the same days and times from October 24 to November 30. The cost is $45.

Business Plan Basics

    This seminar will help students with the fundamentals of writing a business plan. A business plan is the foundation for success when making a decision to start a new business or acquire and existing one. It is key when it comes to seeking funds for a business. Brian Cooke will discuss the executive summary, describing your business, marketing, market research and analysis.

    Brian Cooke is a former instructor of management and entrepreneurship at East Carolina University. Brian received his BSBA, concentrating in entrepreneurship and small business management as well as an MBA from East Carolina University. During his time at ECU, Brian worked as the associate director of the Small Business Institute, interned with the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center, and received two national awards for business case competitions. Brian has experience in business ownership, business consulting, business planning, product design, manufacturing, and supply chain management.

    It is free and will take place on Tuesday, August 23 at the Hazel Guilford Library in Aurora.

Exploring Healthcare Careers

    For students interested in becoming a Nurse Aide I (NAI) or a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), Beaufort County Community College is offering a prerequisite class is designed to explore both career pathways

    The 24-hour class, Exploring Healthcare Careers, will teach students study skills and note-taking skills to help throughout their education. Students will also practice various test-taking tips.

    In addition, both nurse aide programs require the Career Readiness Certification (CRC), and the workplace observation assessment along with the performance skills assessments, all of which will be offered as part of this class.

    The class will take place from August 29 through September 26 and again on October 17 through November 9 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:15-9:15 p.m. and will be taught by Danielle Street. There is a $75 registration fee for the class which can be waived if the student meets one of the following criteria: is currently unemployed, has received notice of a pending layoff, working and eligible for the Federal Income Tax Credit, or working and earning wages at or below the two hundred percent federal poverty level. An additional $66 in assessment fees cannot be waived.

  • Contact: Attila Nemecz
  •     (252)940-6387

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