Washington County Center

Washington County Center
100 NC Hwy 32 North
Roper, NC 27970
Phone 252-741-9090
Business Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00am–2:00pm

 Would you like to teach a class at our Washington County Center? Request a class? Make a suggestion? Call us at 252-741-9090 or email

Current Course Schedule:

Adult Basic Education & High School Equivalency
The High School Equivalency (HSE) program prepares adults to take a test that assesses their academic functioning level in Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies and Science. The HSE test is delivered in the Beaufort County Community
College Testing Center located in Building 9 Room 926. The test features: extended response, short answer, multiple choice, fill in the blank,
drag-and-drop, drop-down and hot spot. Students performing from non-reader through eighth grade will start at their own level of proficiency
and will be allowed to proceed at their own speed until they achieve their goals. Those students performing on the high school level will review
high school materials, including mathematics, reading, writing skills, science and social studies, preparing them to take the HSE tests.

Jan. 1-May 15 9am-2:30pm Mon/Tues/Wed WCC 117
Jan. 1-May 15 6pm-9pm Mon/Tues/Wed WCC 117

Keep your professional credentials up-to-date. These courses are designed for Healthcare Providers that need initial BLS CPR certification or recertification. The class fee includes a $40 registration fee. Additional costs include a $5 CPR card (payable upon registration) and $15.75 textbook
that is available at the campus bookstore.

26927 March 25 Saturday 9am-2:30pm Fee:  $45 4 hrs WCC 113

Working Smart
Working Smart: Soft Skills for Workplace Success is a five-module, 16-lesson soft-skills curriculum taught over 24 hours. The five modules are:
Self Awareness, Self-Management, Work Ethics, Communication Skills, and Problem-Solving Skills. Individuals who complete the training with
receive a program certification. Fee waivers for the registration fee and the $5 technology fee are available for qualifying individuals.

26823 Feb. 14-April 4 Tuesdays 9am-12pm Fee:  $70 24 hrs WCC Computer Lab

Defensive Driving DDC-4
Learn to drive defensively for the sake of family, friends, and yourself in this four hour course! It’s important to get there safely and without incident.
You want to recognize hazards, understand your defenses, and act correctly and in time to avoid problems on the highway. Everyone is safer when
you drive defensively, and you will avoid costly traffic tickets. We are pleased with our new 4 hour Defensive Driving class, and the District Attorney
is too. This class will also satisfy the requirement of many businesses which employ drivers. We are offering plenty of sections to meet your needs.

25922 January 28 Saturday 9am-1pm Fee:  $65 4 hrs WCC
25923 February 25 Saturday 9am-1pm Fee:  $65 4 hrs WCC
25928 March 25 Saturday 9am-1pm Fee:  $65 4 hrs WCC
25929 April 29 Saturday 9am-1pm Fee:  $65 4 hrs WCC
25930 May 27 Saturday 9am-1pm Fee:  $65 4 hrs WCC

Learn to Knit
As you make a simple project you will also learn how relaxing it is to knit. Begin by learning the basic stitches of knit and purl. Then learn to gather
materials, cast-on, cast-off, increase and decrease, and choose appropriate needles. After this class students will be eager to move on to more
complex projects. One class session will be a field trip to Yearning for Yarn, a full-service knit shop in Plymouth. Kisha Norman is eager to show you
that knitters also enjoy fellowship and good company as they gather and learn. Class size is limited, so please register early.

25921 Feb. 28-April 4 Tuesday 6pm-8pm Fee:  $35 12 hrs WCC

Conversational Spanish

This 12.5-hour introductory course will prepare students to communicate with Hispanic co-workers, customers, friends, or family. Course content will be basic greetings, vocabulary, and individual phrases students wish translated. This class will also introduce students to basic grammar concepts. At the end of this class, students will be able to greet people, talk about themselves, and understand the basics. Students should bring a small 3-ring binder to class.

25885 Jan. 25-Feb. 22 Wednesday 9am-11:30am Fee:  $30 12.5 hrs WCC

Introduction to Computers (Windows 7)
From education, work, and even daily functions, computers are an ever growing presence within the lives of each individual. In this course students will learn basic computer navigation and basic skills that will allow students to open and create documents, work through different programs, and even safely move through the internet. The instructor will also work with students to answer questions that they may have with their own computers. This can benefit both the casual computer user or those learning for employment. The course fee includes a $70 registration fee and $5 technology fee.

26845 Feb. 7-Feb. 28 Thursday 9am-12 noon Fee:  $75 12 hrs WCC

In this workshop, attendees will learn about basic navigation on both Apple and Android tablets. The instructor will begin with a basic introduction and move into a time to allow for questions from the group.

26848 April 6 Thursday 9am-12 noon Fee:  $25 3 hrs WCC

How to Start a Small Business
Attend this core competency workshop to answer the following questions: Are you ready to start a business? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a new business? Where do I obtain permits and licenses? What tax information is needed and where do I find it? How do I maintain objectivity?

May 8 Monday 3pm-5pm Fee:  No Charge 2 hrs WCC

How to Write a Business Plan
Starting your own small business is a huge step for anyone. This class will help you with the fundamentals in writing a business plan. A business plan is the foundation for success when making a decision to start a new business or acquire an existing business. Your business plan is key when it comes to seeking funds for your business. Topics discussed include the Executive Summary/Describing your Business/Marketing/Market Research/Analysis and the Financial Plan.

May 9 Tuesday 3pm-5pm Fee:  No Charge 2 hrs WCC

Advertising and Marketing for your Small Business
Drawing attention to your business is tougher than ever before! Large chain stores, a challenging economy, the Internet, etc. have made the small business venture often times frustrating. BUT you can take matters into your hands and discover what you can do to bring customers to you. In this seminar, you will learn low cost advertising/marketing strategies and methods, how to create a marketing plan, how to score greater sales with current customers and other “tricks” of the trade. Advertising and Marketing for the Small Business is a seminar you will want to be a part of.

May 15 Monday 3pm-5pm Fee:  No Charge 2 hrs WCC

Financing Your Small Business
Starting your own business is part of the American dream. You’ve given this thought, you’ve sought advice, and you are just about ready to begin. Then you ask yourself: How do I finance my business? Is there someone out there who can give me good, solid, reliable advice? Are there loans/grants available to assist me? What should I be aware of? The economy is tough—I don’t want to fail—HELP! This workshop will put your mind at ease and provide you with the tools, steps, advice, answers and guidance you may need. By attending, you will gain knowledge and confidence in financing your business.

Recordkeeping and Taxes for Small Business
Do you know your product or service upside down and backwards, BUT the numbers just drive you up the wall? Do you work really hard, but always seem to run out of cash at the end of the month? This seminar will help you understand the financial aspects of your business. We’ll talk about tax issues. You’ll become familiar with those financial terms that confuse you, but are the road map to your success. You will learn what makes your business thrive and grow; what a CPA is and when and how to use them; how to understand financial statements; what your banker is looking for; and what federal and state reports are required.

Beginning Microsoft Excel (for the Current and Potential Small Business Owner)
Excel is a very versatile, business oriented, application. Beginners are encouraged to attend and proficient users may attend as well. Come and learn introductions and some Excel basics, creating a worksheet, formatting the worksheet, embedding a chart, file management, saving a worksheet, printing a worksheet, basic formulas and functions, as well as participate in a question and answer period.

HP LIFE Online Entrepreneurship Training
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small
business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is
register to start. You can read more about this program at https://www.ncsbc.net/. Click on the HP Life logo.

For more information about classes offered at our Washington County Center, please contact:
Kitty Hedgepeth
Workforce & Continuing Education Coordinator