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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.

Current Courses

New! 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-LEA1 New! Entrepreneur Boot Camp 2/7/22 - 3/4/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now
CSP-4000-LEB1 New! Entrepreneur Boot Camp 4/4/22 - 4/29/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now

New! The Business Plan

Whether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding. In this course, you evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and build the Business Plan, one step at a time. This practical, hands-on approach encourages you to immerse yourself in the vision and planning aspects of your business. Focusing on the most critical components of the business pan enables you to uncover hidden risks and assess the business from a marketing, management, and financial vantage point. 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-LEC1 New! The Business Plan 3/7/22 - 4/1/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now
CSP-4000-LED1 New! The Business Plan 5/2/22 - 5/27/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now

New! Entrepreneurial Marketing

To succeed in today's marketplace, entrepreneurs must know how to effectively market their product or service. This course offers you a step-by-step approach to attract and keep customers, all within a realistic budget. With an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions, you will learn how to build a strong brand, analyze which tactics to use, and implement your marketing plan. Whether you are starting a business or growing an existing one, you will take away practical marketing tips and tools that you can use to improve your marketing efforts. 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 registered course. 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-LEE1 New! Entrepreneurial Marketing 4/4/22 - 4/29/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now

New! Video Marketing

Sight, sound, and motion are much more compelling than static words on a page. Video is very hypnotic, and it quickly speeds up the “know, like and trust,” factor with your audience. In this course you will discover how to use simple online video to quickly bond with your viewer, drive traffic to your website, boost business and build brand awareness. Find out how to shoot simple, effective videos without costly fancy equipment or savvy technical skills. Discover the secrets to creating content that commands attention. Learn how to dominate Google and YouTube with your video and to strategically use YouTube to market your business 24/7, even while you sleep. 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: $245

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-LEP1 New! Video Marketing 2/7/22 - 3/4/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now
CSP-4000-LEQ1 New! Video Marketing 4/4/22 - 4/29/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now

New! YouTube for Business

Increase your business with YouTube, the online video site and now the second largest search engine. Discover the power of video for your organization, and how to use video as a marketing tool to reach and serve more people. Find out what types of video work best on YouTube, how other business organizations are using YouTube, how to create your own YouTube channel, and the techniques of adding captions, annotations and other extra features.YouTube can enhance your current marketing and communication strategy. After attending this course, you will take back proven strategies and techniques for making YouTube work successfully for your organization. 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: $245 

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-LER1 New! Video Marketing 3/7/22 - 4/1/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now
CSP-4000-LES1 New! Video Marketing 5/2/22 - 5/27/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now

New! Podcasting

Businesses are turning to podcasting to grow their brand and connect with customers. People with a niche hobby are turning podcasts into a business. Podcasting is experiencing a rebirth as mobile devices are everywhere. The intimate nature of the audio medium allows potential clients to get to know who you are and determine if you are the kind of company with which they want to do business. Learn how to take your business or hobby and turn it into a podcast. This step-by-step class will take you from start to finish and cover the required elements needed to get your show online. Come to class with your idea and end with your show online for all to hear. 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 registered course. Once we confirm your enrollment and payment, you will be emailed a web address to get access to your online classroom. Tuition Cost: $245

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-LET1 New! Podcasting 2/7/22 - 3/4/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now

New! 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-LEU1 New! Introduction to Fiction Writing 2/7/22 - 3/4/22 M-Su ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Register Now

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom 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 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

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

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 commercial 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.

Follow the link:

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

New! Wedding Planning 101

Whether you are a budding wedding planner or a couple trying to navigate planning a wedding, this class will give you tips, resources and general information to help you make the best choices when planning a wedding. By the end of the course, you will be able to confidently create, plan and execute a wedding using the steps and processes taught in class. Tuition Cost:$50

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DS1 Wedding Planning 101 3/1/22 - 3/15/22 Tu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 238 Register Now

New! How to run a Wedding Planning Business

It is estimated that there will be 2.5 million weddings in 2022. If you have ever dreamed of starting your own wedding planning business, now is the time! Come and learn the basics of starting your planning business so that you can start to make money while creating a magical day for couples. At the end of the course, you will be able to start, build and run a successful wedding planning business. Tuition Cost:$50

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-DA1 How to Run a Wedding Planning Business  4/5/22 - 4/19/22 Tu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Greensboro CEC 238 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: $50

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
CSP-4000-EJ1 Basic Fundamentals of Drone Operation 3/5/22  Sa 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Greensboro CEC 126 Register Now
CSP-4000-EK1 Basic Fundamentals of Drone Operation 4/30/22 Sa 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Greensboro CEC 126 Register Now

Drone (UAV) Photography: For Fun and Profit

This course is designed to introduce how a drone/UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) can be used for fun and profit. It will include lectures covering how to legally operate UAVs, the basics of how they function (flying and photography), and how these devices can be used recreationally and within professional settings. UAV/drone 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 UAVs can uniquely capture experiences, and ways that a UAV can be used to generate revenue in various markets. Tuition Cost: $55

Classes will be available in Summer 2022.

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.