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Workers in this cluster protect us from crime and other sources of harm like natural disasters. They help us receive fair treatment and seek justice when we’ve been wronged. Some workers also set up and implement security plans. Work environments and educational backgrounds differ in these occupations. Although some workers stay in offices most of the day, others work outdoors. For certain jobs, workers must pass medical exams and demonstrate strength and agility. Some careers may be dangerous and require shift work, sometimes with long hours.

Upcoming Workforce Development and Community Education Courses

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to the selection, hiring, orientation, and development of personnel. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, employment procedures, developing assessment centers, candidate preparation for assessment centers, human resources development, recruitment and retention, stress and debriefing, time management, documenting training requirements, harassment issues in the workplace, and wellness programs.

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Off Campus - WIPD, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Moore

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to the selection, hiring, orientation, and development of personnel. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, employment procedures, developing assessment centers, candidate preparation for assessment centers, human resources development, recruitment and retention, stress and debriefing, time management, documenting training requirements, harassment issues in the workplace, and wellness programs.

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WIPD, Room 1

Instructor: Jason Delbert

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to the selection, hiring, orientation, and development of personnel. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, employment procedures, developing assessment centers, candidate preparation for assessment centers, human resources development, recruitment and retention, stress and debriefing, time management, documenting training requirements, harassment issues in the workplace, and wellness programs.

Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WIPD, Room 1

Instructor: Randy Rhodes

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Jason Delbert

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The Paramedic Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Off Campus - Alleghany Ambulance Service, Room 1

Instructor: David Spicer

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course is designed to give the candidate a basic understanding of emergency medical care procedures. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - AFTC, Room 1

Instructor: David Hart

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Nicholas Hawks

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Nicholas Hawks

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Nicholas Hawks

This certification-related course in rope basics will present to the Technical Rescuer (TR) safe and effective methods of rescue in elevated and below grade environments using ropes, knots, and rope related equipment. Mechanical advantage, anchors, anchoring techniques, and stress loads will be covered. This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines. Contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details. Reference: NFPA 1006 Chapters Five and Six.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LSFD, Room 1

Instructor: David Hart

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1404

Instructor: Chris Wagoner

This course will allow students to be exposed to new and emerging issues in fire and rescue.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - GCFD, Room 1

Instructor: David Jones

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Chris Handy

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - PMFD, Room 1

Instructor: Denver Caudill

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - CLFD, Room 1

Instructor: David Spicer

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide the law enforcement officer with a fundamental background in the instruction of other law enforcement personnel. Successful completion of this course allows the student to apply to the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Division for certification as a law enforcement instructor. This certification allows an instructor to teach many of the blocks of instruction offered in basic law enforcement training in addition to various in-service classes offered both in-house (police/sheriff's depts.) and the community college system. Each trainee is required to research, develop and deliver an 80-minute lesson plan as part of meeting course requirements. Trainees must successfully pass State- administered written exam as well as demonstrate competency in all skill areas in order to be eligible for certification as a criminal justice instructor. Trainees must meet State established prerequisites for admission to course. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1403A

Instructor: Logan Kerr

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1403

Instructor: Michael Scott

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Nicholas Hawks

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Nicholas Hawks

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Nicholas Hawks

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This certification-related course will present the Firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course deals with the extinguishment of a multitude of different fires and the use of varied tools and extinguishing agents. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - AFTC, Room 1

Instructor: Andrew W. Cox

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - CLFD, Room 1

Instructor: David Spicer

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course is designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) National Unified Goal: responder safety; safety, quick clearance from incidents; and prompt, reliable, interoperable communications. This course will familiarize fire and rescue personnel with the purpose of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) and National TIM Responder Training Program and how it relates specifically to North Carolina. Participants will learn to recognize and identify the dangers encountered by emergency responders working in or near traffic. This course is not a state fire & rescue certification course; however, it is a requirement related to one or more state certifications and will transfer electronically to the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for inclusion on OSFM transcripts. Please contact OSFM for details.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1507

Instructor: David Spicer

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course is designed as an update to the Fire Chief 101 Course. Course content is revised on a five-year cycle so that chief officers receive the most relevant and current information available. This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Hayes Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 312

Instructor: Jacob Whisnant

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The Paramedic Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1505

Instructor: James Carlton

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course focuses on the basic knowledge of fire service ropes, including types, usages, knots, and maintenance of rope. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Ashe Campus, Room 419

Instructor: David Hart

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course is designed to give the candidate a basic understanding of emergency medical care procedures. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1403

Instructor: Terry Taylor

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course focuses on firefighter survival techniques and on identifying factors that place firefighters in dangerous situations. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Hayes Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 315

Instructor: Joe McGrady

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course will enable the firefighter to become aware of the advanced operations of the department and understand their position in the organization from a more detailed perspective. Course topics will also include a review of advanced safety regulations and the firefighter's responsibility to comply with those regulations; the elements of an advanced departmental safety program; and the advanced hazards related to fire protection. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Hayes Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 412

Instructor: Phillip D. Batts

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. The course covers both Salvage and Overhaul and is designed to cover the indicators of structural instability while finding areas of hidden fires. In addition, the course covers scene preservation and property loss techniques. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Ashe Campus, Room 413

Instructor: Richard Eastridge

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. The course is designed to teach candidates the policies and procedures concerning the ordering and transmitting of emergency alarms and the actions to be taken upon receipt of the alarms. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Lowes Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1806

Instructor: Stephen Lovette

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course will enable the firefighter candidate to identify the different types of construction and their reaction during a fire situation and the hazards associated with each. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Hayes Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 319

Instructor: James Pharr

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge and skills necessary to comprehend the use of their personal protective equipment, including Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1112

Instructor: John Whitaker

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the Firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course will provide the firefighter candidate with the opportunity to demonstrate the use of hoses, nozzles, adaptors, and appliances, and to obtain the information needed to conduct an annual service test of fire hose. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Hayes Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 313

Instructor: Tim Pardue

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course will present the firefighter candidate with techniques and safety procedures to be used during a number of rescue activities and will include the proper use of rescue tools and the extrication of entrapped victims from motor vehicles. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Lowes Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1709

Instructor: Arthur Hollar

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. The course is designed to teach the candidate the methods of moving water from a source to an emergency scene, as well as to teach the basic components of a local water distribution system. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Hayes Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 316

Instructor: William Warren

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course is designed to cover the extinguishing characteristics of portable fire extinguishers. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Thompson Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 137

Instructor: Kevin Bounds

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. The firefighter candidate will gain an understanding of foam generation and the types of foam and their uses. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Ashe Campus, Room 101

Instructor: Josh Steelman

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course is designed to apprise chief officers of the various aspects and complexities surrounding the operations and organization of North Carolina Fire departments. Emphasis will be placed on ratings and inspections, NFIRS reporting, prevention and relief funds, grant programs, basic line of duty death information, various state associations, and an overview of chief officer expectations in North Carolina. This class will satisfy the 9S insurance inspection criteria as specified by the North Carolina Administrative Code. This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines; contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details.

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Hayes Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 312

Instructor: Jacob Whisnant

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the Firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course will enable the firefighter candidate to demonstrate their knowledge of terminology used in the area of fire behavior, the hazards of different fuels and the types of heat sources. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Ashe Campus, Room 305

Instructor: Denver Caudill

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. The course is designed to demonstrate methods of forcing entry into structures utilizing different principles and practices. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Thompson Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 133

Instructor: Mike Bumgarner

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course is designed to educate first responders on the importance of maintaining high levels of fitness and wellness in order to perform their assigned duties efficiently and safely. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1505

Instructor: Kevin Bounds

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. By using simulated situations, this course focuses on identifying parameters that constitute a mayday call. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Hayes Hall - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 315

Instructor: Joe McGrady

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215 38th Annual Northwest Fire & Rescue College

This training will consist of general fire and rescue training dealing with basic fire and rescue principles of operations. This course would serve as introductory and/or refresher training. This course would not lead to any fire or rescue certification.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LPRR, Room 1

Instructor: Tim Pardue

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Nicholas Hawks

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Nicholas Hawks

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Nicholas Hawks

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1404

Instructor: Chris Wagoner

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALLE, Room 1

Instructor: Cody L. Chamberlain

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The Paramedic Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - Alleghany Ambulance Service, Room 1

Instructor: David Spicer

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1404

Instructor: Chris Wagoner

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1404

Instructor: Chris Wagoner

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1403

Instructor: Michael Scott

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1404

Instructor: Chris Wagoner

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Is there a specific course you would like to see offered? Contact cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu.

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