Ag mechanics, auto body, motorcycle courses coming to RCC next month

ASHEBORO (July 22, 2021)

Starting in August, Randolph Community College is offering courses for those needing to know basic fixes on a farm or on a vehicle, along with a motorcycle safety class for people looking to get out on the road.

“Agricultural Mechanics I” includes many subjects commonly found in mechanical systems at home or on the farm. They include small engine theory and repair, basic household electrical wiring, and basic arc welding for repair. Students will learn concepts for everyday fixes around the home or farm. Upon completion of the small engines portion of the class, students will be able to sit for the Briggs and Stratton Basic Certification.

The class (#76368) meets from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 24-Dec. 7, in room 104 of the Building Trades Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $215.55, including supplies. Students will be provided with an additional list of supplies upon registration.

“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 nonstructural repairs, MIG welding, plastics and adhesives, refinishing, and other related areas.

The class (#76377) meets from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays, Aug. 23-Dec. 6, in the Richard Petty Education Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $180.55.
For more information or to register for “Agricultural Mechanics I” or “Auto Body Repair Basics,” call 336-633-0268.

The “Beginning Motorcycle Rider Safety” course covers basic skills and beyond, teaching students how to correctly deal with situations that they hope never happen. In the classroom, students will be given information on how to ride properly. Outside, students will practice and develop skills by riding in a controlled environment. A motorcycle and helmet will be furnished. The DMV waives the driving skills exam for students who have successfully completed this course.

The classes meet from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday evening for classwork, then students are in class from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, riding the course and learning the use of the motorcycle. The $175 fee includes all materials, use of bike, and accident insurance. The classes are held at RCC’s Archdale Center at 110 Park Drive.

Upcoming dates include Aug. 19-22 (#75567), Sept. 16-19 (#75568), Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (#75569), Oct. 14-17 (#75570), Nov. 18-21 (#75571), and Dec. 9-12 (#75572).

For more information or to register for the motorcycle class, call 336-328-1750.