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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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Introduction to Adobe Light room CC

This course will teach you the basic features in Adobe Lightroom CC to prepare and edit images for print and digital media. Tuition Cost: $65

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GP1 Introduction to Adobe Light room CC

2/7/22 - 2/28/22

M 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 219 Register Now

 

New! Introduction to Website Hosting

This class will help you have a basic knowledge of the following, hosting a personal or business website, creating basic HTML and CSS web pages, editing a website template, accessing website files on a server and backing up website files to a computer. Pre-requisites required Basic knowledge of a computer, keyboard, web browsing, and access to an email account. For more information, you may contact the instructor Ms. Bratton at gabratton@gtcc.edu. Tuition Cost: $65

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GQ1 Introduction to Website Hosting

4/4/22 - 5/2/22 

M 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 219 Register Now

 

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC

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

 

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-ED3 Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC

10/25/21 - 11/15/21

M 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 219 Register Now

 

Basic Fundamentals of Drone (UAV's) Operation

Are you considering purchasing a drone/(UAV- unmanned aerial vehicle) for personal or business reasons? Do you need to know how to operate or know the basic functions of flying a drone? This class will cover the basic fundamentals of drone safety, laws for flying a drone and how to operate a drone. Upon completion of the class, you will learn the basic operation and safety of flying a UAV/Drone. Tuition Cost: $50

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-EK3 Basic Fundamentals of Drone Operation

11/13/21 

S 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Greensboro CEC 210 Register Now

 

Drone (UVA's) Photography: For Fun and Profit

This course is designed to introduce how drone/(UAV- unmanned aerial vehicle) can be used for fun and profit. It will include lectures covering how to legally operate UVA's, the basics of how they function (flying and photography), and how these devices can be used recreationally and within professional settings. UVA's/drones photography maybe used for real estate, agriculture, insurance purposes and much more. Upon completion of this course, students will understand the rules and regulations of operating a UAV in the Triad area, what steps to take to become qualified to fly, how UAV's can uniquely capture experiences, and ways that a UAV can be used to generate revenue in various markets. Tuition Cost: $55

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-EH3 Drone Photography: For Fun and Profit

10/16/21

S 9:00 am - 12:00pm Greensboro CEC 216 Register Now

  

Top 10 Things to Know as a Life Coach

Coaches must have the necessary life experiences and communication skills to be totally present to their clients, to really listen to them, and provide a safe arena to express ideas. This course will help students to learn the top ten things as a Life Coach and help you have a better understanding what Life Coach is and what it is not. You will have the opportunity to build a foundation in Life Coach by pursuing Mastery in Coaching by designing supportive coaching environments, this 20 hour course if the first step in pursuing a career as a Life Coach. Tuition Cost: $125

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-HR1 Top 10 Things to Know as a Life Coach

1/24/22 - 2/17/22

M, TH 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Jamestown AT 372 Register Now

 

Life Coach Certification

This 40 hour course is part two of becoming a Life Coach, and examines Life coaching and analyzes the foundational environment on which the practice of coaching is founded and facilitates applicable concepts and methods. This is a continuation from the course, The Top 10 Things to Know as a Life Coach, the Coach is more engaged in the practice of coaching, conversation styles as well as coaching-related skills including, actively listening, accountability, questioning, planning, designing actions and goal setting. You will gain Mastery in Coaching with demonstration of core competencies describe by International Coaching Federation (ICF). Tuition Cost: $280

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-HS1 Life Coach Certification

3/7/22 - 4/28/22

M, Th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Jamestown AT 372 Register Now

 

Basic Hair Care: Cutting Curly Hair for CEU's

This course will show the very unique skill of cutting curly and textured hair in its natural state. This technique is highly sought after by curly hair individuals because the results are designed to enhance curly hair. This technique is designed for individuals who wear their hair in its natural state at least 90% of the time. You will learn tension free cutting and shaping, balancing and blending. By the end of the course, you will learn how to cut curly and textured hair in its natural state. You will also receive a certificate of completion. The workshop is taught by a licensed professional cosmetologist in the State of North Carolina for more than 31 years and is a salon owner for 27 years. Tuition: $69

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-HH3 Basic Hair Care:Cutting Curly Hair CEU's

10/18/21 

M 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Jamestown AT 371 Register Now

 

New! Taking Care of your Child's Natural Hair 

This course is designed to help you maintain your child's wavy, curly, coily hair in its natural. You will learn how to choose products for your unique texture and type. this class will include a live demo. The class is taught by a licensed professional cosmetologist in the State of North Carolina for more than 31 years and is a salon owner for 27 years. Tuition: $59

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GJ3 New! Taking Care of Your Child's Natural Hair  11/8/21 M 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Greensboro CEC 223 Register Now
CSP-4000-GJ1 Taking Care of Your Child's Natural Hair 2/21/22 M 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Greensboro CEC 223 Register Now

 

Taking Care of Your Natural Hair

This course is designed to teach you how to start the transition from chemically straighten hair, or heat-treated hair to natural texture. You will learn how to find professional help and gain product knowledge of how to overall care for natural texture hair. Tuition Cost: $40

 

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GO1 Taking Care of Your Natural Hair  1/24/22 - 1/24/22 M 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Greensboro CEC 223 Register Now

 

 

New! Perfecting the Wash and Go on all Hair Textures

The most important part of embracing your natural waves, curls, coils and kinks... is learning to love course is designed to teach you how to start the transition from chemically straighten hair, or heat-treated hair to natural texture. You will learn how to find professional help and gain product knowledge of how to overall care for natural texture hair. Tuition Cost: $49

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GS1 New!Perfecting the Wash and Go on all Hair Textures 3/14/22 M 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Greensboro CEC 223 Register Now
CSP-4000-GT1 New!Perfecting the Wash and Go on all Hair Textures 4/2/22 M 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Greensboro CEC 223 Register Now

 

 

Introduction to Videography

This course will introduce students to the initial approach and core techniques for creating video and media-based content for any professional use. You will be guided through in-class lessons and outside assignments where you can acquire: production vocabulary, best practices for work-flow, knowledge of technical standards, tools for collaboration with teams and clients, and experience meeting project goals within given resources. Self-starters are encouraged to enroll in this innovative, brand-new course offering! Tuition Cost: $70

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-SS1 Introduction to Videography

2/7/22 - 3/14/22

M 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 224 Register Now
CSP-4000-HG1 Introduction to Videography

3/16/22 - 4/20/22

W 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm High Point H4 124 Register Now

 

Floral Design

You will learn the basics of how to create stunning flower arrangements, bouquets, corsages, wreaths, baskets and more for parties, banquets, weddings, birthdays, funerals, and other occasions. Excellent preparation for a career as a full service or specialty florist, catering florist, flower broker, interior landscaping firm specialist, greenhouse grower, fresh flower buyer or freelance floral designer.  Extra cost for materials. You may contact the instructor for supplies needed for class, Mrs. Stephens at  gstephens@gtcc.eduTuition Cost:$65

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DW1 Floral Design 1/25/22 - 3/1/22 Tu 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Greensboro CEC 126 Register Now

 

Wedding Floral Decor 

This course is designed to help you develop an understanding of the wedding industry and wedding floral designs and decor within the retail setting and as an entrepreneur. In addition, you will be able to identify by common name, assigned flowers and foliage used in commerical floriculture within all wedding designs.  Tuition Cost: $65

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DV1 Wedding Floral Decor 1/26/22 - 3/2/22 W 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 216 Register Now

 

New! Land, Sea, Air Travel Agent Certification

This course, once completed, will enable students to be a certified travel agent under Archer-Evolution Travels. With the certification, students will be independent business owners. The class will instruct you on the registering and setting up with many different travel suppliers throughout the travel industry, nationally and internationally. Booking land, sea, and air travel for clients in addition to booking package deals for an array of different types of travel whether it be for business or pleasure. You will also learn marketing strategies on how to build a team within the travel industry. Tuition Cost: $65

Pre-requisites required: After tuition is paid for class, you will need to register by following the link below. The certification under Archer Evolution is $49.99. The fee is for your travel agent ID number. This is a one-time fee. You will need this number to log into all the travel agent supplies' webpages for booking travel for your clients.

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Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GE1 New! Land, Sea, Air Travel Agent Certification 1/27/22 - 2/24/22 TH 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 205 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: $70

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-HC1 Basic Photography

2/7/22 - 3/14/22

M 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Jamestown AT 325 Register Now
CSP-4000-GL1 Basic Photography

3/29/22 - 5/3/22

Tu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 216 Register Now
CSP-4000-HK1 Basic Photography

3/31/22 - 5/5/22

Th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Jamestown AT 325 Register Now

 

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: $70

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-FE1 Abstract Photography  2/1/22 - 3/8/22 M 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 216 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-HN3 Event Planning 101 11/4/21 - 11/11/21 Th 6:00 pm - 9:00pm Greensboro CEC 238 Register Now

 

 

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