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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

New! Tricks & Tips in Zooming

What is Zoom? Zoom is a modern enterprise video communication cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat , and webinars. It provides video telephony and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform and is used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, distance education, and social relations. In this one day workshop, you will learn various tips in using the basic version of Zoom and learn how to communicate with friends and family using this platform. This class is taught virtually using Zoom and instructor will send invitation to join in the workshop. Tuition Cost: $35.00

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GS3 New! Tricks & Tips in Zooming

09/25/20 

F 10:30 am - 12:30 pm  Online Online Register Now
CSP-4000-GT3 New! Tricks & Tips in Zooming

10/24/20

SA 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online Online Register Now
CSP-4000-GW3 New! Tricks & Tips in Zooming

11/19/20

TH 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online Online 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-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

  

NEW! 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. Tuition Cost: $125

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-FA1 Top 10 Things to Know as a Life Coach

2/1/21 - 2/25/21

M, TH 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 205 Register Now

 

NEW! Life Coach Certification

This course 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-GR1 New! Life Coach Certification

3/15/21 - 5/6/21

M, TH 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 205 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. Tuition Cost:$60

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DW1 Floral Design 2/16/21 - 3/23/21 TU 6:00 pm  - 8:00 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

 

New! Wedding Floral Design and Décor 

This course will further build your design skills in Wedding floral bouquets, arrangements, body flowers and décor.  We will explore more detailed designs and how to successfully become a award winning wedding florist and build your business from the ground up.   This is a more in-depth class from beginning floral design and each student will need to have completed the Basic Floral Design class that GTCC offers.   Tuition Cost: $60

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DU1 New! Wedding Floral Design and Decor 3/30/21 - 5/4/21 TU 6:00 pm  - 8:00 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: $65

CSP-4000-HC1 Basic Photography 1/25/21 - 3/1/21 M 6:00 pm  - 8:30 pm Jamestown AT 324 Register Now
CSP-4000-FC1 Basic Photography 2/2/21 - 3/9/21  TU 6:00 pm  - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 216 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: $65

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-FE1 Abstract Photography I 3/23/21 - 4/27/21 TU 6:00 pm  - 8:30pm Greensboro CEC 216 Register Now

 

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

New courses will be available Summer 2021.

  

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.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-NB1 Photoshop Bootcamp 3/1/21 - 3/22/21 M 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 222 Register Now

 

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

 

New! Intro to Photoshop 3D

This course will guide students through the process of creating basic 3D text and objects using the tools and functions found in Photoshop CC. Students will also learn about the various services for exporting and printing their 3D creations. Tuition Cost $65

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GV1 New! Intro to Photoshop 3D 1/25/21 - 2/12/21 M 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 222 Register Now

 

New! Adobe Lightroom CC

Students will learn how to capture, edit, and share images using the tools and features in Adobe Lightroom. Students will also learn how to move images between Lightroom and other Creative Cloud apps, such as Photoshop CC. Tuition Cost: $65

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GP1 New! Adobe Lightroom CC 3/29/21 - 4/19/21 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
CSP-4000-DS1 Event Planning 101 2/4/21 - 2/11/21 TH 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 238 Register Now
CSP-4000-GC1 Event Planning 101 4/15/21 - 4/22/21  TH 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Greensboro CEC 238 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-HN1 Wedding/Event Planning 4/1/21 - 5/6/21 Th 6:00 pm  - 9:00 pm Jamestown AT 320 Register Now

 

New! Wedding Coordination

Learn the fundamentals of wedding coordinating along with the key principles for being an entrepreneur and building a successful business. In this course, you will learn what becoming a Wedding Coordinator entails.  You will receive invaluable information and resources that I have personally used during my years as a professional Wedding Coordinator. There will be combined lectures with exercises that can help you develop the foundation you need to build a successful career in the wedding industry. Tuition Cost: $60

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DV1 New! Wedding Coordination 2/18/21 - 3/25/21 TH 6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm Greensboro CEC 216 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, Craigslist or Letgo. By the end of the course, students will be able to create your own virtual shopping closet to sell merchandise at online sites or create your own website. This course has an option of being taught virtually or face to face. 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
CSP-4000-DY1 Exploring the World of Online Consignment 1/27/21 - 2/17/21 W 6:00 pm  - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 224 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