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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

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 will be available in Spring 2022 

 

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-GR3 Life Coach Certification

10/4/21 - 11/29/21

M, Th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 205 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

 

NEW! Videography: Basic Video and Media Production

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: $65

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-FC3 New! Videography: Basics of Video & Media Production

9/20/21 - 10/25/21

M 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 216 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:$65

Course will be available in Spring 2022

 

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 will be available in Spring 2022 

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 will be available in Spring 2022 

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

Classes will be available in Spring 2022

  

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

 

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: $60

Course will be available in Spring 2022 

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

  • Online: Register
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  • 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