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Licensure / Certificate 

Standard Inspection Classes -  

  Contacts:   
    Lisa York  Jeff Shore 
    336-838-6210  336-838-6206 
    lisa.york@wilkescc.edu  jeff.shore@wilkescc.edu 

 

Building 

Building Level I 

This course is for inspectors whose primary responsibility is inspecting residential and commercial buildings up to 20,000 square feet. 

Building Level II 

The student will gain knowledge of the NC state Building Code as it applies to residential and commercial inspection. This course covers inspection of one-story buildings up to 60,000 square feet or buildings up to four stories at 20,000 square feet per floor. 

Building Level III 

This course is designed for the education and training of the code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting all types of construction of unlimited size and is built on the Building Level I and Building Level II Standard Inspection courses. Upon completion of this course, participants will have a better understanding of Volumes I and II-C of the NC Building Code and will be able to apply the Code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion of this course and the Law Administration courses in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Building Level III State examination for inspector certification. 


 

Electrical 

Electrical Level I 

This course is designed for the education and training of the Electrical Level I code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting residential and small commercial electrical installations in construction up to 20,000 square feet. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of Volume IV of the NC State Building Code and will be able to apply the Code in the inspection field. In addition, with successful completion of the Electrical Level I and the Law and Administration courses in conjunction with other educational and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Electrical Level I State examination for inspector certification. 

Electrical Level II 

This course is designed for individuals who have the responsibility of inspecting one-story buildings up to 60,000 square feet or buildings up to four-stories at 20,000 square feet per floor. The course meets the requirements of the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors for 18 contact hours of continuing education credit. This course is not sponsored by the Board. 

Electrical Level III 

This course is designed for the education and training of the Electrical Level III code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting electrical installations in all types of construction of unlimited size and is built upon information presented in the Electrical Level I and II Standard Inspection courses. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of Volume IV or the NC State Building Code and will be able to apply the Code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion of the Electrical Level III and the Law and Administration courses in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Electrical Level III state examination for inspector certification. 


 

Fire Prevention 

Fire Prevention Level I 

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for basic fire prevention code enforcement. This course follows the guidelines set by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board. Lecture, demonstration, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training area include: rules of building code enforcement, fire code as it relates to other building codes, use of the fire prevention code, and technical provisions. Prerequisite: None. 

Fire Prevention Level II 

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for advanced file prevention code enforcement. This course follows the guidelines set by the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board. Lecture, demonstration, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include: rules of building code enforcement, fire code as it relates to other building codes, use of the fire prevention code, and technical provisions. Prerequisite: Completion of Fire Prevention Level I, or job experience approved by the qualification board. 

Fire Prevention Level III 

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills for advanced fire prevention code enforcement. This course follows the guidelines set by the North Carolina Code Official Qualification Board. Lecture, demonstrations, and skills evaluation are the principal methods of instruction. Specific training areas include rules of building code enforcement, fire code as it relates to other building codes, use of fire prevention code, and technical provisions. Prerequisite: Completion of Fire Prevention Level II or job experience approved by the qualification board. 


 

Law and Administration 

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the governmental and legal system with which every code enforcement official works. The course also satisfies the training requirements to gain admission to the state qualifying exam. Students are to furnish their own textbooks: Legal Aspects of Building Code Enforcement available from Institutes of Government at (919) 966-4119, General Statutes and Rules of the Building Pertaining to Enforcement Code available from NC Dept of Insurance at (919) 733-3901. 


 

Mechanical 

Mechanical Level I 

This course is offered for the individual who has responsibility for inspecting residential and small commercial work. Individuals will become familiar with the code sections which are applicable to residential and small commercial inspection. The primary objective is for the student to gain a working knowledge of the code as it applies to residential and small commercial inspection and how to readily apply the code to day-to-day problems. Another objective of this course is for students to gain admission to the qualifying examination for a Standard Certificate at Level I. Students must bring their own textbooks and books are available from NC Dept of Insurance by calling (919) 733-3901. 

Mechanical Level II 

This course is designed for the education and training of the Mechanical Level II Code Enforcement Official who has the responsibility of inspecting mechanical installations in all types of construction up to 60,000 square feet and is built upon information presented in the Mechanical Level I Standard Inspection course. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of Volumes III and IV of the NC State Building Code and will be able to apply the code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion of the Mechanical Level II and the Law and Administration courses in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Mechanical Level II State Examination for inspector certification. 

Mechanical Level III 

This course is designed for the education and training of the Mechanical Level III code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting mechanical installations in all types of construction of unlimited size and is built upon information presented in the Mechanical Level I and Mechanical Level II Standard Inspection course. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of Volumes III and IV of the NC State Building Code and will be able to apply the code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion on the Mechanical Level III and the Law and Administration courses in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Mechanical Level III State examination for inspector certification. 


 

Plumbing 

Plumbing Level I 

This course is designed to review the Building Code with the NC Amendments. The Plumbing Level I course is one of the NC Code Qualification Board's Standard Inspection courses. All credits for this course will go toward the Board's certification program. The students will learn how to read, comprehend, and apply the codes as necessary in their every day line of work whether he/she is an inspector or a contractor. This course is needed for those who plan to become certified by the State of NC. 

Plumbing Level II 

This course is designed to familiarize students with the new Plumbing Code. Topics covered will include: 

  • Basic 
  • Definitions 
  • General Regulations 
  • Materials 
  • Joints & Connections 
  • Traps and Cleanouts 
  • Interceptors-Backwater Valve 
  • Plumbing Fixtures 
  • Hangers and Supports 
  • Water Supply Piping 
  • Drainage and Venting 
  • Storm Drains 

Plumbing Level III 

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to (1) understand the plumbing code book, (2) be familiar with the certification examination and contractor's exam, (3) have the knowledge concerning the installation of plumbing in a variety of structures. 

 

www.nclicensing.org 

NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractor 

 

CE Seminars - Contact Jeff Shore at 336-838-6206, jeff.shore@wilkescc.edu
 

2013 Schedule - All classes are $90.00 and are from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 


 

Real Estate - 

  Contacts:   
    Lisa York  Wesley Poplin 
    336-838-6210  336-838-6207 
    lisa.york@wilkescc.edu  wesley.poplin@wilkescc.edu 

 

Real Estate Pre-Licensing  

This Course meets the educational requirement for the NC real estate broker license. It prepares you to pass the real estate broker examination administered by the N.C. Real Estate Commission (NCREC). Topics include basic real estate principles and practices, law and contracts, financing, closing, valuation, fair housing, property management, taxation and math. Additional topics include land use, insurance, real estate license laws, rules and regulations. The class is a 75 hour class.  

 Real Estate Post-Licensing  

Real Estate students must complete the Broker Pre-Licensing Course successfully, pass the State Licensing Exam and actually hold a Broker License on "Provisional Status" before they are eligible to take the three 30 hour Broker Postlicensing Courses. These 3 (Broker Relationships & Responsibilities, Contracts & Closings, and Selected Topics) can be completed in any order. These courses must be completed within 3 years after receiving their original Broker License to remove the "Provisional Status".
 

www.ncrec.state.nc.us; (NC Real Estate Commission) 


 

Insurance -   

  Contact:   
    Lisa York   
    336-838-6210   
    lisa.york@wilkescc.edu   

 

Insurance Annual Continuing Education for Accident and Health  -   

This course provides continuing education units required by the NC Insurance Commission for licensed agents. Any course from the NC Department of Insurance approval list on file at the Department of Community Colleges may be selected. 

Insurance Prelicensing: Life, Accident, and Health 

Under the approval of the North Carolina Department of Insurance, this course prepares and certifies the student to sit for the state licensing examination. 

Insurance, Long Term Care/Medicare 

This course is designed for those who want to be licensed agents in the area of supplemental policies for the aged. The student will acquire a working knowledge of Medicare parts A and B, along with Medicare terms in general. Medicaid eligibility requirements and skilled nursing facility insurance will be covered along with other government programs. This course will not satisfy Continuing Education credits. Prerequisite: None 

 

www.ncdoi.com 

NC Dept of Insurance 


 

Notary Public -

  Contact:   
    Lisa York   
    336-838-6210   
    lisa.york@wilkescc.edu   

 

Designed for the person who is working for a new commission, this course also provides helpful information for those who are already commissioned. A person who wishes to be commissioned as a Notary Public by the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State must complete a course of instruction at a community college which will verify completion of course to the Secretary of State's office. 

www.secretary.state.nc.us/notary 

NC Secretary of State 


 

Activity Coordinator  -    

  Contact:   
    Lisa York   
    336-838-6210   
    lisa.york@wilkescc.edu   

 

This course is designed to prepare individuals to seek employment as an Activity Coordinator in long term care facilities. Covered will be the following topics: 1. Activity Coordinator Programming; 2. The Aging Process; 3. Health Conditions and Activity Implications; 4. Mental Health Conditions and Activity Needs; 5. Activity Assessment; 6. Activity programs; 7. Therapeutic Activities; 8. Creative Activity Programs; 9. Motivation and Leadership Skills; 10. Volunteers; 11. Activity Analysis and Adaptive Devices; 12. Activities for the Terminally Ill; 13. Activity Presentations; 14. Activity Evaluations; 15. Activity Care Plans; 16. Course Summary. 


 

 

Effective Teacher Training - Wilkes and Ashe County
 

Included are sessions on learning expectations, time management, instructional methods, preparation, monitoring student interaction, social interaction, non-instructional duties and evaluation.  Ashe County Schools requires this course for all substitute teachers. 

 

Wesley Poplin - Wilkes, 336-838-6207, wesley.poplin@wilkescc.edu
 

Celia Robinson - Ashe, 336-846-3900, ext 3117, celia.robinson@wilkescc.edu
 


 

 

Driver Education Instructor Training -  

  Contact:   
    Jamie Lane  Greg Minton 
    336-838-6167  336.838.6217 
    jamie.lane@wilkescc.edu  greg.minton@wilkescc.edu 

 

This course is designed to help students complete the requirements to be certified to teach Driver's Education in North Carolina. Covered in the course will be: (A) Basic Driver Education Course, (B) Concepts of Teaching and Learning, (C) Classroom Instruction, and (D) Behind-the-Wheel Instruction for the instructor-trainees. 

 


 

Vehicle Safety/Emission    -   

  Contact:   
    Jamie Lane  Jeff Shore 
    336-838-6167  336.838.6206 
    jamie.lane@wilkescc.edu  jeff.shore@wilkescc.edu 

 

NEW REQUIREMENTS!!!! All technicians coming to these courses MUST bring their 310 Form from the DMV website SIGNED by the shop owner/manager! Not having a signed form will delay your inspection license being processed!!  NCDMV LT310 Form found here.

Auto OBD Emission Control Inspection 

This course is designed to prepare auto technicians and service personnel as OBD emission inspectors for motor vehicles. Course topics include regulations and test inspection procedures required by the NC DMV-Enforcement section ? for OBD emission inspectors. Upon completion a student should understand the rules, regulations and procedures for OBD emission inspections, be able to inspect a vehicle properly and be prepared to sit for the state certification. 

Auto Safety 

This course prepares auto technicians and service personnel as safety and emission inspectors for motor vehicles. It includes regulations and test inspection procedures and is taught to insure that the student understands the rules and regulations, can inspect a vehicle properly and can successfully pass qualification exams for certification as a safety and emissions inspector at a licensed inspection station. This is for vehicles that were manufactured prior to 1996. 


 

 

Waste Water Treatment  -

  Contact:   
    Jeff Shore   
    336-838-6206   
    jeff.shore@wilkescc.edu   

 

This course follows prescribed training to meet certification requirements of the North Carolina Water Pollution Control System Commission and may be approved in the following certification areas: Grade I, Grade II, Grade III, Grade IV. 

 

www.deh.enr.state.nc.us 

NC Division of Environmental Health 

 


 

Tanning Bed -

  Contact:   
    Lisa York   
    336-838-6210   
    lisa.york@wilkescc.edu   

 

In this course, students will be taught North Carolina Regulations re: Tanning Booths, Skin and Ultra violent Radiation, FDA Requirement for Manufacturers, FDA Product Labeling Standards, Tanning Operator Training and Tanning Facility Operations. 


 

 

Refrigerant Recovery 

This course will prepare the students for the ASE Refrigerant Recovery Examination, which is required to meet the new EPA Refrigerant Recovery Recycling Regulations. 

 

www.refrigerationboard.org 

NC State Board of Refrigeration Examiners 


 

Related Links 

www.ncdoi.com 

NC Dept of Insurance 

www.ncrec.state.nc.us 

NC Real Estate Commission 

www.wilkescountyschools.org   

Wilkes County Board of Education 

www.secretary.state.nc.us/notary 

NC Secretary of State 

www.refrigerationboard.org 

NC State Board of Refrigeration Examiners 

www.nclicensing.org 

NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractor 

www.deh.enr.state.nc.us 

NC Division of Environmental Health