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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

 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.

Course Title:  Life Coach
Course Code: 
10/2/18-10/30/18, Tuesday, 6 p.m.–8:15 p.m.
Continuing Education Center, Room 210, Greensboro Campus
D. Seyni

Life Coaching II: 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 should complete How to Become a Life Coach or similar experience.

Course Title:  Life Coach
Course Code:  CSP-4000-MP3
Date:  11/6/18-11/27/18, Tuesday, 6 p.m.–8 p.m
  Continuing Education Center, Room 210, Greensboro Campus
Instructor:  D. Seyni
Cost:  $60

Stagecraft Tools & Materials
In this course students will have an understanding of safety in basic theatre construction techniques, the ability to build a broadway style flat and how to do multiple theatrical painting techniques. Some supplies are included in tuition however, there could be extra costs for supplies, estimate $15.

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.

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.

Basics of Portrait Photography
Basic Portrait Photography is great for intermediate and amateur photographers who like to capture images of people in all types of situations. Students will learn lens selection, composition, posing, natural lighting, and will briefly touch on studio lighting. Each class will have instruction with demonstrations and critiques on weekly assignments. Students must have camera, DSLR (digital single lens reflex) with interchangeable lenses.

Course Title:  Portrait Photography
Course Code:  CSP-4000 –DC3
Date:  10/13/18-11/17/18, Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m..
  Applied Tech Building, Room 124, Jamestown Campus
Instructor:  M. Sherrill
Cost:  $65

Introduction to Basic Photography
This course is a basic introduction to photography with no per-requisites. Students will learn about the basic mechanics of a camera and how each part is used to create quality photographs. They will learn the terms associated with photography and gain an understanding of how each of the terms relates to photography and to them as a photographer. Students will learn to see the world through the lens of the camera and will learn to create strong photographic images.

Basic Computer Training

In this course students will learn computer basics that focus on enabling older adults to utilize their computers comfortably. Topics discussed are hardware, software, navigation, internet and email. Students will participate in instructor-led projects to solidify knowledge.

Course Title:  Basic Computer Training
Course Code:  CSP-4000-SEN33
Date:  October 4–October 25, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m.
  CEC, Room 219, Greensboro Campus 
Instructor:  M. Thomas
Cost:  $40


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

  • Online: Register
    • Use the Search function to search for Course Title or Course Code
  • 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