ASHEBORO (January 11, 2017)
Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division will offer training for a variety of occupations in January, with three classes beginning Monday, Jan. 23. Those courses are Auto Body Repair Basics, Basic Electrical Technician I, and Pharmacy Technician.
“Auto Body Repair Basics” is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the auto body repair field. Students will be taught how to identify and describe the current types of body/frame construction; evaluate vehicle damage through proper application of measuring and gauging equipment and sequencing techniques; and return vehicle to pre-accident condition. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to perform hands-on repairs in the areas of non-structural repairs, MIG welding, plastics and adhesives, refinishing, and other related areas. The course will meet from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, Jan. 23 – May 1, in the Richard Petty Education Center. The cost is $180.55.
The 100-hour, hybrid “Pharmacy Technician” class prepares students to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and enter the field as a Pharmacy Technician I. This class will cover medical terminology, identifying drugs by generic and brand names, interpreting prescriptions, calculating dosages, etc. Scholarships are available. A book is required that can be purchased from the RCC Campus Store. The course will meet from 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, Jan. 23 – March 27 in the Business Education Center on the Asheboro Campus. Cost is $180. In addition, a 24-hour condensed review “Pharmacy Tech Exam Prep” class is scheduled for April 3 – May 1.
“Basic Electrical Technician I” is designed to cover the principles of electrical wiring as it applies to commercial/ residential applications. Emphasis is on Ohm’s law, alternating and direct currents, series circuits, parallel circuits and series parallel circuits, use of electrical tools and equipment, wiring materials and many other special subjects. Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting as well as National Electrical Code will be covered. Most of the training is hands-on; topics covered will include AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, and industrial motor controls. Upon completion, students should qualify for a variety of entry-level positions in the electrical/electronics field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems. This course will meet from 5:30-9 p.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 23 – May 1, on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $180.55.
Please call 336-633-0268 for more information or to register for these courses. To search for other Continuing Education courses for the spring semester, visit http://www.randolph.edu/courses-schedules.html.