HVAC, Welding and Business Classes Starting in August

Further your skills in HVAC repair or welding. Help grow your business. These skills can help you advance in your company or work better with clients and customers. To register or for more information, call 252-940-6375 or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu. Ask to join the mailing list for the latest updates.

HVAC: Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Level 2

This course will continue building on the skills learned while taking the Level 1 class. Students will begin to focus on troubleshooting techniques and HVAC controls. Students who have no prior HVAC experience, or limited experience, should begin in the Level 1 class. The textbook is Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (ISBN 978-1631263545) and is available in the BCCC bookstore. Students will have the opportunity at the end of class to sit for the Universal R-410A exam. Students who wish to test will need to purchase the R-410 Universal Safety Manual (ISBN: 1-930044-12-7) prior to class. This class starts on August 6, runs Monday and Tuesday evenings and costs $186.25.

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? Brian Cooke will be your presenter. The free seminar will take place Monday, August 6.

Creating Your Own Company Database and Website...It’s Easier than You Think, and Will Save Money!

According to www.costowl.com, on average, hiring someone to design a database ranges from $2000 to $10,000. It also goes on to state, “Paper spreadsheets and files only work for the smallest of business. When your business becomes too large to maintain paper records in any sort of effective fashion, it’s time to hire a database design service.”

A database stores and manages all of your company’s important information in one place. It can be used to compare sets of data and create customized reports. For example, a database could be used to come up with a list of customers who have not done business with you in the last six months. That list could be used to create a targeted marketing campaign, enticing former customers to come back. A database can also be used to record and manage customer information, generate sales lists and track product inventory and sales. Holly Harrison is your presenter. This free seminar takes place August 9.

MIG and Tig Welding (To Meet Industry Standards)

This course introduces inert gas-shielded welding methods (MIG/TIG). Topics include correct selection of consumable and non-consumable electrodes, equipment setup, safety, and welding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform inert gas welding in flat, horizontal, and overhead positions. For funding assistance through NC Works, apply to the NC Works office your home county. Kits typically cost around $225 from ARC3 Gases and will be needed in the class. A welding kit list is available at the front desk of Building 8. Students will need to purchase the Modern Welding (ISBN: 9781631266010) textbook for class. Classes start on August 20 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. This class costs $181.25.

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. Brian Cooke will be your presenter. This free seminar takes place August 20.

To register, call 252-940-6375, or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu.