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Financing Your Business, Musical Keyboarding and Title IX

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

Title IX Seminar

BCCC is offering this one-day professional development seminar regarding Title IX, a federal civil rights law. Major topics include implementing Title IX priorities, investigating reports of sexual misconduct, pregnancy accommodation and adjudicating cases of sexual misconduct. This seminar will benefit everyone who works in an educational setting and who desires to understand the complex legal and practical challenges of Title IX. It takes place on Thursday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and costs $140.

Financing Your Business

Starting a business is part of the American dream. Brian Cooke will help participants find out how to finance a business, who to ask for solid, reliable advice and what loans and grants are available. This free seminar takes place on Monday, September 26 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m.

Brian Cooke is a former instructor of management and entrepreneurship at East Carolina University. He received his BSBA, concentrating in entrepreneurship and small business management, as well as his MBA from ECU. During his time at ECU, Cooke 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. He has experience in business ownership, business consulting, business planning, product design, manufacturing, and supply chain management.



Opera Excursion: Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”

Seduction, murder, masked characters, switched identities, colorful dancing, and a fiery conclusion are all carried by Mozart’s wonderful music in this 18th century moral tale. Once again the class will explore the fascinating world of opera with instructor Jeff Phipps. On Tuesday evening Phipps will outline “Don Giovanni” and provide an understanding of its composer and the cultural milieu of the 18th century. He will also explain how an opera production is staged and costumed using his own experiences. On Saturday the class will travel to the Greenville Grand and enjoy the Metropolitan Opera’s live HD broadcast of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”. This excursion is a great way to enjoy opera and/or introduce yourself to this art form. The $65 fee includes the class, travel and ticket to “Don Giovanni”. It will take place on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 22 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

MS Word for Job Seekers

This class will teach students the basic foundation of using MS Word to type letters, memos and other office correspondence. If time allows, students will use Word to update and review their resume. Students must have taken “Keyboard for Job Seekers” or may be asked to complete a typing test to enroll. This class runs from October 26 through December 7 on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The class costs $75, but unemployed or underemployed individuals may qualify for a fee waiver.

Exploring Healthcare Careers

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

Musical Keyboarding

This class is a great introduction to piano and other keyboard instruments. During Musical Keyboarding, Scott Bradshaw will help students develop the ability to play simple tunes on a keyboard. They will build an understanding of musical notation and the ability to read and play music. Students will enjoy their new skill at playing music for entertainment. The class will provide keyboards to play on and costs $55. It starts on October 18 and runs on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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