Continuing Education Classes

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Basic Computer Skills for the Workplace

Online Computer Classes

We offer online classes every six weeks on hundreds of topic including basic computer skills, basic to advanced computer software applications, website technology, computer programming, database management, graphic and multimedia design, networking and communications, and more. To view our entire catalog of online classes, please visit www.ed2go.com/mccc.

Marketing

Marketing Matters: Successful Marketing For Your Business 4/25 W 5:30-8P 
Pick Your Target: Find Your Target Market & Securing Customers 5/2 W 5:30-8P
Merchandising 101 5/2 W 2:30-5P
Marketing Your Business with Instagram 5/7 M 2-5P
Marketing Your Business with Etsy & Pinterest 5/7 M 6-9P 

Finances and Taxes 

Money Talks: Understanding Finances & Cash Flow 4/18 W 5:30-8P
For the Record: Bookkeeping & Record Basics 5/9 W 5:30-8P
The "Brass Taxes":Taxes & Government Regulations 5/16 W 5:30-8P
Quickbooks Solutions 5/25 F 9A-4P

human resource management

Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming Human Resource Management classes or to get your name on a waiting list.

Starting a Business

 

Business Roundtable

Funeral Director CE course

This will be a full, five-hour course designed to meet the annual requirement for a one-year license term by the NC Board of Funeral Service. The topic will be determined. Please contact Andrew Gardner for more information at (910) 898-9674.

Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming funeral Director classes or to get your name on a waiting list.

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Insurance Agent CE

These courses are designed for licensed insurance agents to meet the bi-annual 24 ICEC requirement by the NC Department of Insurance. Agents are encouraged to review the NCDOI website at www.ncdoi.com for additional information about CE requirements. A producer/agent number is required when enrolling. All courses are approved and offered under Walter Batista, provider #562268129. Please contact Andrew Gardner at (910) 898-9674, or e-mail gardnera@montgomery.edu if you need a specific class.

Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming Insurance Agent classes or to get your name on a waiting list.

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Notary Public Education

NC Notary Public Commission requirements for notaries:
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Reside legally in the US
• Reside or work in North Carolina
• Must be able to speak and write English
• Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
• Must take seven-hour NC Notary Public Course and pass exam
Candidates will be required to verify identity by presenting a state or federal government issued photo identification document, such as an NC driver’s license or a US passport. Candidates must acquire and review the required manual, 2016 Notary Public Guidebook for North Carolina, prior
to attending class. The manual is available in the MCC General Store or directly through the NC Dept. of the Secretary of State at www.sosnc.com.
Notary Public 4/21 Sa 8:30A-4:30P Rm. 136 $70
Notary Public 6/23 Sa 8:30A-4:30P Rm. 136 $70
Notary Public 8/18 Sa 8:30A-4:30P Rm. 136 $70

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Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agent continuing education classes can be set up at any time based on the needs and schedules of local agents and brokers. Please contact the Continuing Education Department at (910) 898-9671 with regard to setting up a class.

Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming Real Estate Agent classes or to get your name on a waiting list.

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Effective Teacher Training

This course provides online training for individuals who wish to become substitute teachers or  teacher’s assistants in the public school system. Topics include reading lessons plans, classroom management, teacher-student and teacher-parent relations, and more. The course is self-paced and materials can be completed any time between the start and end dates. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion. Required text: Wong, Harry K. and Rosemary T. Wong. How to Be an Effective Teacher. The First Days of School, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-9764233-1-7 (Cost $36).

Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming Effective Teacher Training classes or to get your name on a waiting list.

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Wastewater operator

 Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming Wastewater Operator classes or to get your name on a waiting list.

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high school equivalency / Adult High School Equivalency

HS Equivalency Diploma 1/8-5/3 MTWTH 8:30AM-12:30PM FREE
HS Equivalency Diploma 1/8-5/3 MTWTH 6-9PM FREE
HS Equivalency Diploma 1/8-5/2 MW 4:30-7:30PM FREE
HS Equivalency Diploma 1/13-5/5 SA 9AM-12PM FREE

Adult Basic Education

Register anytime for adult education and high school equivalency classes! Please call 910-898-9676 for information and to register.

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English as a Second Language

ESL 1/8-5/2 TW 10A-1P FREE
ESL 1/9-5/3 TTH 6-8:30P FREE

Register anytime for English as a Second Language classes. Please call 910-898-9676 for information and to register.

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Nursing Assistant I & II

In order to register, all entering students are required to:
1) Show a valid driver’s license and Social Security card.
2) Show evidence of a high school diploma or equivalency, or obtain the required reading level test score. A reading test can be taken any Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. or Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in Room 149.
3) Provide a TB skin test report.

Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming Nursing Assistant classes or to get your name on a waiting list.

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Nursing Assistant I

This class introduces students to the skills and competencies needed for basic patient care in a health care setting. After successful completion of the course, the student can provide safe, effective, basic nursing care in a variety of health care facilities under the supervision of licensed nurses and/or other approved personnel. Students must complete clinical rotations as part of the course. Please note: Nurse Assistant Hybrid courses require online, classroom and clinical participation.

Nursing Assistant II

Individuals must be listed as a Nursing Assistant I in good standing with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in order to register for the Nursing Assistant II course. Students are taught skills in oxygen therapy, suctioning, tracheotomy care, IV fluid monitoring and discontinuation, nasogastric and gastrostomy feeding procedures, enterostomy care, urinary diversion and urinary catheterization. This course equips the students with advanced skills in providing care for the elderly and older adults. Students will complete clinical rotations as part of the program.

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Phlebotomy

This course provides theory and clinical experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for specimen collections on patients in various health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians. Fee includes class lab fee, tuition, and cost of drug screen & background check.

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CPR

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Fitness

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Multimedia Art

 Visiting Artist Beverly Dickson:
“Making your Mark” Date TBD

Basketmaking

Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming Basketmaking classes or to get your name on a waiting list.

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Pottery Production

MCC’s nationally recognized Pottery Program is known for its state-of-the-art facility, accomplished alumni, and talented staff. Now this program is being offered for the first time to students through short-term Continuing Education (non-college-credit) classes. Learn all the skills taught in the degree program from the same instructors, but take only the courses convenient for your schedule and your pocketbook! Additional topics in pottery production may be scheduled at the students’ request. Please contact Josh Floyd at (910) 898-9675 or e-mail floydw@montgomery.edu for more information.

Hands on Workshop with Nikki Mizak
Learn the finer points of using slip training and underglaze painting as surface design on clay. Under the talented eye of Nikki Mizak, students will have time to explore new techniques in their work. 
Hands On Workshop 6/23-6/24 SASU $97

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Knifemaking

Fixed blade knife and sheath class 102
Class will cover all phases of fixed blade knife construction, students will finish one knife and sheath of their design approved by instructor with level of experience. Grinding 101 recommended prerequisite, but open to all experience levels.
Fixed blade knife and sheath class 102 4/19-4/22 THFSASU $375

Blacksmithing and Forging 101
Explore all points of forging with Ed Vanhoy. Class will include instruction in anvil orientation, types and uses of forges, forging tools and techniques. Students will learn forging processes and will finish basic projects. All materials will be provided.
Blacksmithing and Forging 101 5/10-5/13 THFSASU

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NRA Gunsmithing

Montgomery Community College is one of only four schools in the U.S. that are sanctioned by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to offer bonafide NRA Short-Term Gunsmithing clases. The classes are taught by some of the nation’s most celebrated gunsmiths from across the country and around the world. Classes offered range from highly specialized to general interest.

Shooting Instruction:

Shooting Fundamentals / Intro to Pistol Shooting
This course, taught by a nationally known IDPA and USPSA champion, will focus on the fundamental techniques necessary for fast and accurate handgun shooting. Topics will include: proper grip, stance, sight alignment, and trigger control. Other topics such as drawing from a holster, performing magazine changes, and controlling recoil will be discussed at length. Instructor: Gary Byerly Cick here for the tool list.
Shooting Fund/Intro 7/13 F 8A-6P $149
Shooting Fund/Intro 10/6 SA 8A-6P $149

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Introductory Level Classes:

AR-15: An Essential Guide for Owners
Our AR15 armorer course is a comprehensive course covering the assembly/disassembly, cycle of operations, nomenclature, gas system, barrel twist and length, barrel replacement, aftermarket parts and modifications, ballistic issues, brands, cleaning and maintenance, sights/optics, headspace, firing pin protrusion, along with service and repair of the AR15 platform. Instructor: Jacob Porter Click here for the tool list.
AR-15: Essential Guide 7/12-7/13 THF 8A-6P $101.60
AR-15: Essential Guide 11/8-11/9 THF 8A-6P $101.60

Custom Polymer Grip Stippling
Learn how to professionally stipple polymer framed handguns. Instruction will include creating features like hard borders, undercuts, polishing, engraving and developing your own patterns. You will learn how to properly stipple by learning how to remove old texture, cutting in lines (hard borders), removing material on the trigger guard and polishing it beyond factory smooth to a mirrored finish. Everything that separates a novice stippler from a professional will be addressed in this 3 day class. Students will get to feel and see the difference between factory offerings, and custom professional quality work. Instructor: Olivia Clark Click here for the tool list.
Custom Polymer Grip Stippling 10/12-10/14 FSASU 8A-6P $175

Basic Repair: Diagnosis and Repair
This course will provide students a unique opportunity for students to learn to apply basic knowledge of firearms function to actual repair projects. Instruction will stress a comprehension of the basics of how firearms function on a mechanical level. Students will then be presented with broken firearms exhibiting common problems found within that particular model. This series of exercises will allow a real-world look at the steps of diagnosis and repair under the supervision of a professional gunsmith. Instructor: Jacob Porter
Basic Repair 4/16-4/20 MTWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

Basic Lathe Operation *Full / Waitlisted
This class will provide students with an introduction to the operation of the most common machine tool found in gunsmithing shops, the lathe. Students will perform standard operations such as turning, facing, drilling, reaming, and cutting precision threads. Emphasis will be on safety and on operations that are relevant to the gunsmithing trade. Instructor: Chris Jackson Click here for the tool list.
Basic Lathe Operation 5/7-5/11 MTWTH 8A-6P $201.60

Basic Repair: Understanding Basic Firearms Systems
A firm grasp of the mechanics of firearms systems is a key element of gunsmithing. This course will demonstrate how this knowledge can be used to diagnose and repair firearms. Instruction will include design and function theory of firearms as it pertains to repair or modification. Trouble shooting and critical thinking will be key components of the class. Instructor will assist students in understanding how various firearms systems function and how they are likely to malfunction. Instructor: Wayne Coley Click here for the tool list.
Basic Repair: Understanding Basic Firearms Systems 5/8-5/11 TWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

Basic Lathe Operation
This class will provide students with an introduction to the operation of the most common machine tool found in gunsmithing shops, the lathe. Students will perform standard operations such as turning, facing, drilling, reaming, and cutting precision threads. Emphasis will be on safety and on operations that are relevant to the gunsmithing trade. Instructor: Tim Sheffield Click here for the tool list.
Basic Lathe Operation 5/14-5/18 MTWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

AR-15 Armorer and Customization
The object of this course is to familiarize the student with the AR-15 platform. Instruction will include function, disassembly of main and subgroups and reassembly, troubleshooting and function testing, proper use of specialized tools, and the installation of many aftermarket custom parts. Also covered will be some different cartridge offerings in the AR-15 format. The .308 AR will also be covered and the different manufacturers and the compatibility between them discussed. Students are encouraged to bring their own firearms as a whole rifle or in various states of assembly for completion during the class, and any parts they may wish to use to customize their rifle. The customization part of the course will be dependent on the firearm and parts that students supply. Instructor: Dean Batchelder/Brownells
AR-15 Armorer and Customization 5/14-5/18 MTWTHF 8A-6P $200

Stock Repair and Refinishing
The focus of this course will be on the repair and refinishing of wooden rifle and shotgun stocks. Repair of cracked or broken stocks, repairing dents, repair of checkering, refinishing, and matching of finishes will be topics of this course. The instructor will provide masterful instruction on the repair of stocks. Techniques to produce a beautiful, classic style finish on wood in a time-saving manner will be covered in-depth. Instructor: Tim Carrick Click here for the tool list.
Stock Repair and Refinishing 6/11-6/15 MTWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

Build Your Own: AR-15
This course will supply students with the tools, knowledge, and techniques necessary to assemble a match quality AR-15 from components. Instruction will cover function of the firearm, steps for proper assembly, tooling necessary for these tasks, and troubleshooting help. Alternate calibers, detailed malfunction diagnosis, and modifications for top level accuracy and reliability will be discussed at length. Detailed discussion will be devoted to the myriad of aftermarket components available for this platform. Students should take away a thorough understanding of this firearm system. Instructor: Jacob Porter Click here for the tool list.
Build Your Own: AR-15 8/27-8/31 MTWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

Introduction to Custom Kydex holsters
The goal of this course is to teach the basics of forming, sanding, shaping and riveting of Kydex thermoform plastic into a usable sheath or holster. Upon completion, students should have a completed Kydex sheath or holster fitted to their personal knife or handgun, and basic knowledge of the materials and techniques used to complete them. Discussion and examples will be provided on different forming presses for molding and recommended tools for at home holster making. Instructor: Sam Tate
Introduction to Custom Kydex holsters 10/13-10/14 SASU 8A-6P $175

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Firearms finishing:

Water Transfer Printing " Hydrographics”
This course will cover all the basics and techniques necessary to produce professional quality hydrographic coatings on firearms. Topics will include an introduction to the water transfer process, sample exercises, surface preparation.  Further instruction will cover the actual dipping process, top coatings, and finishing options. Advanced techniques such as masking, touch-up, and double dipping will also be covered. Students will provide projects for coating. Instructor: Jay Byrum Click here for the tool list.
Water Transfer Printing " Hydrographics” 8/13-8/17 TWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

Painted Finishes
Spend a weekend at MCC learning the basics of the most popular firearms finish available in the industry, Cerakote. Topics will include surface preparation, application procedures, curing, and post application treatment, as well as reassembly of the finished products. Students will supply their own firearm and Cerakote colors. Students are encouraged to choose firearms that are typically simpler for disassembly and reassembly like Glock pistols, AR-15 pattern rifles, and pump shotguns like the Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. Instructor: Jacob Porter Click here for the tool list.
Painted Finishes 6/2-6/3 SASU 8A-6P $205

Gunmetal Bluing
This course covers both basic and some advanced principles of metal refinishing and bluing. Students will cover correct polishing using hand and mechanical polishing equipment, as well as other surface prep techniques including media blasting. Emphasis will be placed on hot salt bluing. If time allows, rust bluing and nitre bluing will be demonstrated. Instructor: Ryan Flynn Click here for the tool list.
Gunmetal Bluing 6/4-6/8 MTWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

Metal Engraving
This class is designed for beginning, intermediate and advanced engravers using traditional hammer and chisel, bruin, and power assist tools. Students will be exposed to a variety of current engraving tools and techniques. This ten-day class will be taught at an individual level. Students are supplied with an engraving vice and work bench, but are required to bring additional tools, supplies, and projects. Instructor: Jesse Houser Click here for the tool list.
Metal Engraving 7/30-8/10 8A-6P $201.60

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Advanced Classes I:

Muzzleloader Patchbox Fabrication
Students will fashion a brass patch box and other brass furniture for the American long rifle and pistol. The student will learn to design and make an authentic period brass patchbox from forming the hinge to making the release to engraving. Instruction will also include the production of ramrod thimbles, side plates, muzzle caps, pistol butt caps and barrel loops to fasten the barrel to the stock. Students will work under the supervision of one of the foremost experts in the production of period muzzleloaders in the United States. Instructor: George Suiter Click here for the tool list
Muzzleloader Patchbox Fabrication 4/23-4/27 MTWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

Precision Barrel Fitting for Auto-loading Pistols
This course will offer students an opportunity to learn about precision fitting of barrels from one of the premier makers of pistol barrels in the firearms industry.  Theory and methodology will be covered for precision fitting of barrels for 1911 style pistols, Glocks, S&W M&Ps, as well as Springfield XD pistols. Students will fit barrels to their own pistol(s). Instructor: Irv Stone III Click here for the tool list.
Precision Barrel Fitting for Auto-loading Pistols 5/8-5/11 TWTHF 8A-6P $499 

Glock Customization
This course will offer students an opportunity to learn advanced Glock customization techniques from one of the top Gunsmiths in the industry! Techniques for barrel fitting, trigger work, reliability modifications, sight installations, and many common customization practices will be taught. Instructor: Irv Stone III Click here for the tool list
Glock Customization 5/12-5/13 SASU 8A-6P $199

Clay Target Shotgun
This class will cover custom gunsmithing work commonly performed on shotguns for competition skeet, trap, and sporting clays. Topics include installation of fixed and adjustable recoil pads, cutting stocks for adjustable combs, forcing cone lengthening, installation of recoil reducers, and fitting a shotgun to the individual shooter. Also included will be a detailed analysis of trigger, ejector, and safety systems used on over/under shotguns. Instructor: Laurence Pylinski Click here for the tool list.
Clay Target Shotgun 7/9-7/13 MTWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

1911 Essentials *Full / Waitlisted
This class will focus on the most essential aspects of custom 1911 tuning. Tuning the pistol for absolute reliability will be the first priority. Modifications to permit reliable feeding, extraction, and ejection will be performed. Top quality custom trigger work will be examined in detail, and will include an extensive look into hammer and sear geometry. Professional quality sight installations and included machining will be another focal point of the course. Related 1911 topics such as barrel fitting, slide machining, and slide to frame fitting will be discussed if time permits, but will not be performed during the class. Students wishing to install sights should have basic milling machine experience. Instructor: Tim Davis Click here for the tool list.
1911 Essentials 7/23-7/27 MTWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

Smith and Wesson Double Action Revolver
This course will provide an overview of custom work commonly performed on Smith and Wesson K, L, and N frame revolvers. Action tuning and timing of these revolvers for competition or field use will be examined in detail. Also included in the class is instruction on barrel installation, shortening, and various sight installations. Advanced topics such as caliber conversions and metal finishing theory will be discussed if time permits. Instructor: Mark Dye Click here for the tool list.
Smith and Wesson Double Action Revolver 8/6-8/10 MTWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

M1A/M1 Garand Accurizing
This class will provide the information necessary to build a national match grade M1A or M1 Garand. Re-barreling, trigger jobs, stock bedding, as well as gas system and sight modifications will all be examined in detail. Instructor: Isaac McCaskill Click here for the tool list.
M1A/M1 Garand Accurizing 9/10-9/14 MTWTHF 8A-6P $201.60

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Advanced Classes II:

Bolt Action Threading and Chambering *Full / Waitlisted
Learn precision action work, threading, chambering, and other accurizing techniques from a top benchrest gunsmith and competitor. Threading and chambering will be done utilizing the “between centers method”. The primary objectives for this class will center on action trueing, threading and chambering. Bedding methods will also be discussed. *Working knowledge of lathe operation is required. Instructor: James Messer Click here for the tool list.
Bolt Action Threading and Chambering 5/21-5/25 MTWTHF 8A-6P $399

Remington 700 Precision Barreling *Full / Waitlisted
Learn how to build a precision Remington 700 (or 700 clone) barreled action. Receiver truing, bolt truing, barrel chambering, barrel fitting and muzzle crowning will be fully covered. The student will chamber their match barrel utilizing the “through the lathe headstock” method. Upon completion their barreled action will be shot for accuracy. Loaner chassis will be available. *Working knowledge of the metal lathe and mill is required. Instructor: Len Fagan Click here for the tool list.
Remington 700 Precision Barreling 7/30-8/3 MTWTHF 8A-6P $399

Alternate Caliber AR Large Chassis *Full / Waitlisted
This course details large chassis AR-10/LR-308 rifle alternate caliber conversions such as .243, 6.5 Creedmoor and .358 Winchester. Precision barrel chambering, proper assembly and gas tuning will be fully covered. Upon completion the student will have fully machined their barrel and assembled a functioning rifle that has been range tested. *Working knowledge of the metal lathe and mill is required. Instructor: Len Fagan Click here for the tool list.
Alternate Caliber AR Large Chassis 8/6-8/10 MTWTHF 8A-6P $299

Suppressor 101
This class will take students through the necessary steps to build their own legal suppressor. A portion of class time will be devoted to laws and regulations regarding suppressors and other NFA items. Suppressor design theory will be explored in detail. Students will have the opportunity to build a legal suppressor. (IMPORTANT: Students must have an approved ATF Form 1 in order to be officially registered in the class.) Lathe experience is required for this class. Instructor: Ronnie Beal Click here for the tool list.
Suppressor 101 10/12-10/15 FSASUM 8A-6P $201.60

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Taxidermy

Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming taxidermy courses or to get your name on a waiting list. 

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Drone School

Part 107 Prep 
This course prepares learners for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)/Drone flight certification. Topics include flight theory, flight operations, and flight training utilizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Guide, North Carolina Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator Permit Knowledge Test Study Guide, and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Division of Aviation UAS flight standards & best practices. Learners will gain an introduction to commercial, government, and recreational drone applications. Coursework will highlight topics such as regulations, weather, airspace, human factors and sUAS performance. Upon completion, students will be prepared to sit for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test and NCDOT UAS Operator Permit. This course will be taught utilizing the NC Department of Transportation Division of Aviation approved curriculum.
Part 107 4/27-4/29 F 2-10P SASU 9A-5P $70
Part 107 5/25-5/27 F 2-10P SASU 9A-5P $70

EMT Initial Course

Please call 910-898-9672 for information about upcoming EMT Initial courses or to get your name on a waiting list.

Electrical Technician

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Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Individuals may take the HVAC program as either a college credit (curriculum) program or a noncredit (continuing education) program. Successful completers of either program are eligible to take the NATE certification exam.

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Welding

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Advanced Manufacturing

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Automotive Mechanics

Montgomery Community College is partnering with Montgomery County Schools to offer auto mechanic training. MCC will host classes at East Montgomery High School. This course will prepare individuals for an entry level position as automotive service technicians. Contact Andrew Gardner at (910) 898-9674 or email gardnera@montgomery.edu for more information about dates, times, and cost.

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