Communication

Frequently Asked Questions

American Sign Language (ASL) – Beginners
Students will learn to appreciate and respect ASL as a living, unique and wholly naturally-occurring language, and recognize deaf people as a community with its own set of cultural traditions and values. Students will become familiar with deaf culture, history, folklore, community, and sub-communities such as the Deaf-Blind community in Greensboro. To appreciate and respect deaf culture, students must understand the signed language. Students will learn appropriate cultural behaviors such as directing and maintaining attention, and a way of talking that keeps others informed. This course is appropriate for students who have no or minimal knowledge of sign language to the point where they can function comfortably in a wide variety of situations. Students learn how to use ASL to ask and answer questions, exchange personal information, discuss their jobs, discuss their families, discuss where they are from, and make appointments. Optional textbook: “Signing Illustrated: The Complete Learning Guide” by Mickey Foldin.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-CH1 Sign Language Beginners 2/18/19 - 4/8/19  M 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Greensboro CEC-205 Click Here

American Sign Language (ASL) – Intermediate

Students will engage more in conversational ASL during class time. Students will continue learning the remaining chapters of the textbook and engage in activities that develop the signing skills of the signs learned.  More topics of deaf culture will be taught and deaf presenters will attend class to give hands on opportunity to interact with a deaf persons.  Deaf events will be shared and encouraged for students to attend if they wish to continue interactions with the Deaf Community. The textbook used for class is Signing Illustrated the Complete Learning by Mickey Foldin. 

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-CG1 American Sign Language-Intermediate 2/20/19 - 4/10/19 W 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Jamestown AT 125 Click Here

Getting Paid with Your Voice
Do people compliment you on your voice? Have you ever thought about using it to make money? This class will introduce you to the growing field of voice over, where can you get paid to record everything from audio books and cartoons to documentaries, commercials and more. You’ll learn what the pros look for, how to prepare, and where to find work in your region. You’ll also hear samples from working voice professionals and have the opportunity to read a short professional script under the direction of the instructor. This class is a fun, realistic presentation and a great way to learn about the business of voice acting. For more information visit www.voicecoaches.com/gptt.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-CK1 Getting Paid with Your Voice 2/12/18 - 2/12/19 T 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Jamestown AT 325 Click Here

Don't Talk...Speak (Public Speaking)

The intent of this course is to eliminate the fear of public speaking while providing the basic to intermediate skills necessary to prepare and deliver an effective speech or presentation. Course work includes: understanding and applying the 10 basics of Public Speaking (Know Your Audience, Knowing Your Material, Dressing appropriately, Telling a Complete Story, Punctuating with Anecdotes, Pausing for Effects, Eye Contact, Exuding Passion, and proper Preparation). Successful Completion of this course will prepare the student to present effectively from the podium to the boardroom. In addition, the student will be able to add impact to their presentations and effectively engage their audiences. Could be an asset in employment promotability.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-CK1 Don't Talk…Speak  1/30/19 - 3/20/19 W 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Greensboro CEC-210 Click Here

Students can register in one of three ways: PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED prior to attending class.

  • Online: Register
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  • In Person:
    • Jamestown, 140 Jamestown Court, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the form here: Con Ed Registration Form