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Upcoming Workforce Development and Community Education Courses

The code enforcement Law and Administration course is an overview of NC's building regulation system and is designed for the education and training of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire prevention code enforcement officials. Topics include the structure of federal, state and local governments, the history of the NC State Building Code, relevant General Statutes, and the enforcement responsibilities of local inspection departments. Course standards are set by the Code Officials Qualification Board and administered by the Engineering and Codes Division of the NC Department of Insurance/Office of State Fire Marshal. Successful completion of this course along with others specified by the Qualification Board qualifies participants to take state inspector certification exams.

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

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

Instructor: Charles Graham

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

This course is designed to provide instruction to individuals who want to become commissioned as a Notary Public. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. For more information, go to www.secretary.state. nc.us/notary/.

Time: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Online

Instructor: Glenn Reeves

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkesc.edu 336-903-3117 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED WITH bjwood515@wilkescc.edu. No automatic enrollment.

This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Fire Prevention Level I code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting existing buildings, excluding high-rise, in the following occupancy classifications: business, small assembly, mercantile, residential, and storage. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the NC Fire Prevention 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 and Administration course in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Fire Prevention Level I state examination for inspector certification.

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

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

Instructor: Stephen Sudderth

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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This course is designed to provide instruction to individuals who want to become commissioned as a Notary Public. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. For more information, go to www.secretary.state. nc.us/notary/.

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Ashe Campus, Room 206

Instructor: Glenn Reeves

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED tseatz648@wilkescc.edu

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The Post 303 - NC Law, Rules, and Legal Concepts course is one of the three 30-instructional hour courses in the North Carolina mandatory Post-licensing education program. At least one course must be completed annually by North Carolina provisional brokers within three (3) years after initial licensure to remain eligible for active license status. The primary objective of the course is to provide instruction at a level beyond that provided in Pre-licensing courses on topics deemed to be of special importance. Topics addressed in this course include general North Carolina licensing requirements, brokerage compensation issues, the disciplinary process, specialized types of real estate, property management in NC, and miscellaneous NC laws and legal concepts.

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Online

Instructor: Debo Cornett

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117 Pre-registration required with Taryne; tseatz648@wilkescc.edu or 336-903-3115

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This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Mechanical 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 the information presented in the Mechanical Levels I and II Standard Inspection Courses. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the Mechanical Code and the Fuel Gas Code 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 this course and the Law and Administration course 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.

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

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1508

Instructor: Gary Hayes

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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

Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Instructor: Gary Hudson

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

This certification-related 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 the information presented in the Electrical Levels I and II Standard Inspection Courses. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the Electrical Code 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 this course and the Law and Administration course 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.

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

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

Instructor: Stacey L. Miller

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Fire Prevention Level II code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting existing buildings, excluding high-rise, in the following occupancy classifications: business, small assembly, large assembly, mercantile, residential, storage, educational, and industrial. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the NC Fire Prevention 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 and Administration course in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Fire Prevention Level II state examination for inspector certification.

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

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

Instructor: Stephen Sudderth

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Fire Prevention Level III code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting all existing buildings, including high-rise. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the NC Fire Prevention 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 and Administration course in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Fire Prevention Level III state examination for inspector certification.

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

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

Instructor: Stephen Sudderth

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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This course is designed to meet the educational requirements for a provisional broker as prescribed by the NC Real Estate Commission. Topics include basic real estate principles and practices, law and contracts, financing, closing valuation, fair housing and real estate laws. For more information, go to www.ncrec.state.nc.us.

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Online

Instructor: Debo Cornett

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117 Pre-registration required with Taryne; tseatz648@wilkescc.edu or 336-903-3115

Enroll

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

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

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

Instructor: Gary Hudson

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

Enroll

This course is designed to provide instruction to individuals who want to become commissioned as a Notary Public. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. For more information, go to www.secretary.state. nc.us/notary/.

Time: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Online

Instructor: Glenn Reeves

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkesc.edu 336-903-3117 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED WITH bjwood515@wilkescc.edu. No automatic enrollment.

Enroll

This course is designed to provide instruction to individuals who want to become commissioned as a Notary Public. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. For more information, go to www.secretary.state. nc.us/notary/.

Time: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Online

Instructor: Glenn Reeves

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkesc.edu 336-903-3117 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED WITH bjwood515@wilkescc.edu. No automatic enrollment.

Enroll

Visit the WDCE page for a complete list of upcoming courses. Many courses are offered online via Ed2Go.

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