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Guilford Technical Community College is pleased to offer a variety of lifelong leisure learning and personal enrichment courses. Whether it's Public Speaking or Photography, check here for a variety of courses to choose from.

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How to Become A Life Coach

This course will bring focus to the wide and fast-growing field of life coaching. Life coaches specialize in all areas including careers and personal growth. Students must have a deep desire for listening and studying, as well as a commitment to others. Learning outcomes include what life coaching is and is not, who needs a life coach, an in-depth overview of types of coaches and what makes an excellent coach, how you identify with coaching, and an exploration of your strengths and opportunities in coaching. Supplies needed: Notebook. Handouts will be given in class. Tuition Cost: $65

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GZ3 How to Become A Life Coach

9/1/20 - 9/29/20

Tu 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm Greensboro CEC 210 Register Now

 

Life Coaching 2- Mobilizing the Coachee

This course is a continuation of How to Become a Life Coach and will provide methods for how to mobilize the coachee to seek to understand and unlock their coaching potential. Concept will include coaching for purpose and enabling client transformation. Students with Life Coaching and it is designed to bring coach and client conversations to life. Students should complete How to Become a Life Coach and Life Coach II. Tuition Cost: $60

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GY2 Life Coaching 2-Mobilizing the Coachee

7/7/20 - 7/28/20

Tu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Greensboro CEC 210 Register Now
CSP-4000-GY3 Life Coaching 2-Mobilizing the Coachee

10/6/20 - 10/27/20

Tu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Greensboro CEC 210  Register Now

 

Coach, Let's Talk

This course is a continuation of How to Become a Life Coach and Life Coach II. This course will take it a step further with Life Coaching and it is designed to bring coach and client conversations to life. Students should complete How to Become a Life Coach and Life Coach II. Tuition Cost: $60

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-FA3 Coach, Let's Talk

11/3/20 - 11/24/20

Tu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Greensboro CEC 205 Register Now

 

Basic Small Engine Repair
In this course students will learn basic operation and repair of two- and four-stroke internal combustion engines. Students will review the major components of these small engines and how they work in the overall operation of the engine. The course covers the four stages of small engine operation, troubleshooting, inspections, repair and preventive maintenance. Students will receive basic classroom instruction and hands-on lab experience with small engines. Upon completion, students will be able identify, troubleshoot, and perform basic small engine repairs, which will improve employment opportunities for students. Students are required to bring their own individual small engine and basic hand tools. Tuition Cost: $175

New Course will be available in Spring 2021

 

Small Engine Repair II

This course requires students to have completed a Basic Small Engine Repair class. In this course, students will learn basic small engine disassemble and rebuild of Two and Four Stroke internal combustion engines. Students will review the major components of these small engines and how they work in the overall operation of the engine. The course will cover cylinder head, piston, connector rod, piston rings, flywheel, crankshaft, and valve train removal and replacement. Students will receive some classroom instruction but primarily hands-on lab experience with small engines. Students are required to bring their own individual small engine and basic hand tools. Tuition Cost $ 175

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-HD3 Small Engine Repair II 8/24/20 - 10/7/20 M,W 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Cameron C1 174/166 Register Now

 

Floral Design

This course is designed for students to learn the basics of floral design, including principles and elements of color theory, tools of the trade, handling and flower identification and how to create basic arrangements. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to develop and have a better understanding of retail floral design, customer choice and personal taste in floral design and how to create a floral design. Extra cost for materials. Tuition Cost:$75

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DW3 Floral Design 8/27/20 - 10/1/20 TH 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 116 Register Now

 

New! Wedding Floral Design

This course is designed for students to learn the art behind creating beautiful, fresh, effortless-looking wedding flowers.This six  week class builds on our floral design course. You will create a cohesive plan for your wedding flowers that includes styling them to match your wedding look, estimating quantities, keeping the flowers fresh for the big day, how to price and contract with florist and more. Upon completion of this course, students should accomplish techniques for making variety scale arrangements, garlands, beautiful garden-inspired modern corsages, boutonnieres, hair floral and much more. We will also cover design techniques for centerpieces and cake flowers! Extra cost for materials. Tuition Cost: $75

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DU3 New! Wedding Floral Design 10/8/20 - 11/12/20 TH 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 116 Register Now

 

Basic Photography

See the world through the lens of a camera and learn to create strong photographic images This course is designed for students to learn about the basic mechanics of a camera and how each part is used to create quality photographs. In addition, the course will teach vocabulary terms associated with photography and how each of the terms relates to photography and the photographer. Please bring camera to class on first day. Tuition Cost: $60

CSP-4000-HC3 Basic Photography 8/19/20 - 9/23/20 W 6:00 pm  - 8:30 pm Jamestown AT 324 Register Now
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Abstract Photography

This course is designed to expand understanding of photographic composition by completing a series of challenging assignments. Each week an assignment will be given using different elements to create visually-appealing abstract images. The completed assignment will be shared with the class for review. Upon successful completion of the class, students will review their portfolios and will select images to be displayed locally. Tuition Cost: $60

New courses will be available Spring 2021.

 

Abstract Photography II

This course is designed to expand understanding of photographic composition by completing a series of challenging assignments. This course will build concepts taught in Abstract Photography I. Each week an assignment will be given using different elements to create visually-appealing abstract images. The completed assignment will be shared with the class for review. In addition to the weekly assignment, the students select themes that will be cultivated during the six week period. Tuition Cost: $60

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DX3 Abstract Photography II 8/18/20 - 9/22/20 Tu 6:00 pm  - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 216 Register Now

  

 Photo 101

This beginning photography course teaches students to take technically good photographs with your digital camera with interchangeable lenses. Shutters, apertures, films, and other pieces of information are covered to help students understand the photographic process. The class is designed for those who have a digital camera with interchangeable lenses. Please bring camera for first day of class and flash drive. Tuition Cost: $60

New Courses will be available in Spring 2021 

 

New! Photoshop Bootcamp 

Are you a photographer or someone looking to enhance your images? This course will teach you imaging techniques to size, crop, retouch, mask, and apply color to your photographs using Adobe CC's most popular imaging editing software. By the end of the course, students will have a better understanding of how Photoshop can be used to transform their images into anything imaginable. Tuition Cost $65.

New Courses will be available in Spring 2021  

 

New! Digital Painting & Design

Using hands-on projects, learn how to use Adobe CC and other digital tools to combine images, create patterns and textures to use in a variety of projects. At the end of this class, students will know to manipulate images and transform them into custom artwork. Tuition Cost $60

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GV3 New! Digital Painting & Design 10/5/20 - 10/26/20 M 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 222 Register Now

 

Event Planning 101

Have you always wanted to be known as the "Hostess with the Mostess"? Do you dream about creating and hosting a fabulous dinner party or life celebration( i.e baby shower, birthday party, etc.)? Do you volunteer for a civic organization or belong to a church and would like to plan banquets or events but have no idea where to begin? Then Event Planning 101 maybe the answer for you. During this two-evening course, you will learn what to ask before planning an event, how to organize it and how to make it an experience for your guests using the five senses. Tuition Cost: $50

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP 4000-DS3 Event Planning 101 9/17/20 - 9/24/20 Th 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 224 Register Now

 

Wedding/Event Planning 

This course is designed to help you learn the details of planning a wedding or event. You will receive instruction in setting a time line, etiquette, budget responsibilities, rehearsal, and elegance in style. Tuition Cost: $75

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DV3 Wedding/Event Planning 8/25/20 - 9/29/20 Tu 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 225 Register Now
CSP-4000-HN3 Wedding/Event Planning 8/27/20 - 10/1/20 Th 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Jamestown AT 321 Register Now

 

New! Exploring the World of Online Consignment 

This course will help you learn the fundamentals of online consignment through consigning, selling and distributing goods to consumers such as using Poshmark, eBay, Craig List or Let Go. By the end of the course, students will be able to create your own virtual shopping closet to sell merchandise online sites or create your own website. Tuition Cost: $50

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DY3 New! Exploring the World of Online Consignment 9/9/20 - 9/30/20 W 6:00 pm  - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 223 Register Now

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