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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 a Life Coach Certification or learning about Photography, check here for a variety of courses to choose from.

Current Courses

Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another. Everyone wants to be their own boss. Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur.

At the end of this course, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage your new business. This class is 100% online and is asynchronous, there are no specific times, you may login at your leisure. Please contact our office at communityeducation@gtcc.edu, and provide your name, email address and course registered for. Once we confirm your enrollment and payment, you will be emailed a web address to get access to your online classroom. Tuition Cost: $195 

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-LEA3 Entrepreneur Boot Camp 9/6/22 - 9/30/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now

 

Introduction to Social Media

In this rapidly evolving digital world, online networking connects individuals and businesses from around the globe. Social media provides real-time social interactions, news and entertainment, research, marketing, brand development, customer service, and much more. In this course, we will explore top social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok. Learn how your business can use social media to understand customer behavior, increase market reach, and convert site visitors into buyers. For beginner and experienced social media users. This class is 100% online and is asynchronous — there are no specific times. You may log in at your leisure. Please contact our office at communityeducation@gtcc.edu, and provide your name, email address and course registered for. Once we confirm your enrollment and payment, you will be emailed a web address to get access to your online classroom. Tuition Cost:$195

Class will be available spring 2023.

Introduction to Fiction Writing

Designed specifically for those with little to no fiction writing experience, find your pathway towards your fiction writing goals. Learn the basic building blocks of story: character, plot and setting. Then find out the different forms of fiction writing and some of the genres you might like to explore. Whether you've never written a word of fiction, or haven't written since high school or college, you will complete the course with the skills you need to get started. Create a new work of fiction, or revive an old one that's been sitting in your bottom drawer. This class is 100% online and is asynchronous — there are no specific times. You may login at your leisure. Please contact our office at communityeducation@gtcc.edu, and provide your name, email address and course registered for. Once we confirm your enrollment and payment, you will be emailed a web address to get access to your online classroom. Tuition Cost: $195

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-LEC3 Introduction to Fiction Writing 9/6/22 - 9/30/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE 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-HR3 Top 10 Things to Know as a Life Coach

9/12/22 - 10/6/22

M, TH 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Jamestown AT 367 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-HS3 Life Coach Certification

10/17/22 - 12/8/22

M, TH 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Jamestown AT 367 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 will be available spring 2023.

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, Gwendolyn Stephens at  gstephens@gtcc.eduTuition Cost: $75

Course will be available spring 2023.

 

Wedding Floral Design 

Learn the art behind creating beautiful, fresh, effortless-looking wedding flowers. Upon completion of this class, you will develop an understanding of the wedding industry and wedding floral designs and wedding decor within a retail setting and as an entrepreneur. You will develop and understand customers choice and personal taste in wedding floral design; be able to identify by common name, assigned flowers and foliage's used in commercial floriculture within all wedding designs; able to describe the procedures for the proper care and handling of cut flowers and foliage's. Tuition Cost: $70

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DV3 Wedding Floral Design 8/18/22 - 9/22/22 TH 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Greensboro CEC 126 Register Now

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 the instructor has used during her 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: $65

 Course will be available spring 2023.

 

Small Engine Repair

In this course, you will learn basic operation and repair of Two and Four Stroke Internal Combustion engines. We will review the major components of small engines and how they work in the overall operation of the engine. This class will cover the Four stages of small engine operation, troubleshooting, inspections, repair and preventative maintenance. You will receive basic classroom instructions and hands on lab experience with small engines. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to identify, troubleshoot and perform the basic small engine repairs. Students are required to bring their own individual small engine and basic hand tools. Students will also be required to sign a waiver of liability form prior to class beginning. Tuition Cost: $175 

Class will be available spring 2023.

Introduction to Travel Agency

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: $50

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-GE3 Introduction to Travel Agency 8/16/22 - 8/23/22 Tu 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Greensboro CEC 222 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-HC3 Basic Photography

9/28/22 - 11/2/22

W 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Jamestown AT 323 Register Now

Abstract Photography I

This course will expand your 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-FE3 Abstract Photography I

10/4/22 - 11/8/22

Tu 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Greensboro CEC 216 Register Now

Abstract Photography II

This course is a continuation from Abstract Photography I and students will expand their 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

 Class will be available spring 2023.

 

Introduction to Cutting Curly Hair

This hands on course will be on cutting curly hair in its natural state with minimum to no tension. You will learn the basic steps; balance, blending and customizing. You will also execute a curly/textured cut using the 3 basics. You will not just learn to cut on texture or curl type, you will learn how these concepts can be used on all textures and curl types. This course is designed for licensed cosmetologist and students. Tuition Cost: $250

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-ZZ3 Introduction to Cutting Curly Hair

8/29/22

M 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Greensboro CEC 238 Register Now
CSP-4000-GJ3 Introduction to Cutting Curly Hair

10/24/22

M 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cameron C1 220 Register Now

 

Commercial Drone Pilot Certification Prep

This course is designed to help students prepare for commercial drone pilot certification also called FAA Remote Pilot Certification, that allows drone operators to legally charge for photography/videography services. This course is well suited for the drone pilots wanting to work for companies, start their own business, or add this tool to their existing work. Book Required: 2022 Test Prep Bundle: Remote Pilot/ASA.   Tuition Cost: $195

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DCP3 Commercial Drone Pilot Cert. Prep

9/27/22 - 10/18/22

Tu, Th 5:30 p.m - 9 p.m. Aviation 3 AV3 307 Register Now

 

Basic Fundamentals of Drone (UAV) 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 drone/UAV. Tuition Cost: $45

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-EJ3 Basic Fundamentals of Drone Operation 9/17/22 Sa 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Greensboro CEC 126 Register Now
CSP-4000-EK3 Basic Fundamentals of Drone Operation 10/29/22 Sa 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Greensboro CEC 126 Register Now

Ways to Register

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:
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the Con Ed Registration Form.