Washington County Center

100 NC Hwy 32 North
Roper, NC 27970
Phone 252-741-9090
Business Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00am–2:00pm

Would you like to teach a class at our Washington County Center? Request a class? Make a suggestion? Call us at 252-741-9090 or email

Adult Basic Education & High School Equivalency
The High School Equivalency (HSE) program prepares adults to take a test that assesses their academic functioning level in Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies and Science. The HSE test is delivered in the Beaufort County Community
College Testing Center located in Building 9 Room 926. The test features: extended response, short answer, multiple choice, fill in the blank,
drag-and-drop, drop-down and hot spot. Students performing from non-reader through eighth grade will start at their own level of proficiency
and will be allowed to proceed at their own speed until they achieve their goals. Those students performing on the high school level will review
high school materials, including mathematics, reading, writing skills, science and social studies, preparing them to take the HSE tests.
9am-1pm Mon-Wed WCC 117

Defensive Driving DDC-4
Learn to drive defensively for the sake of family, friends, and yourself in this four hour course! It’s important to get there safely and without incident.
You want to recognize hazards, understand your defenses, and act correctly and in time to avoid problems on the highway. Everyone is safer when
you drive defensively, and you will avoid costly traffic tickets. We are pleased with our new 4 hour Defensive Driving class, and the District Attorney
is too. This class will also satisfy the requirement of many businesses which employ drivers. We are offering plenty of sections to meet your needs.
Section #25930 9am-1pm Saturday May 27 Fee: $65 4 hours WCC Auditorium
Section #28410 9am-1pm Saturday June 24 Fee: $65 4 hours WCC Auditorium
Section #28413 9am-1pm Saturday July 22 Fee: $65 4 hours WCC Auditorium
Section #28416 9am-1pm Saturday August 12 Fee: $65 4 hours WCC Auditorium
Section #28419 9am-1pm Saturday September 16 Fee: $65 4 hours WCC Auditorium


Skype for Beginners
Skype has revolutionized online communications! In this course you will learn how to use Skype online, add contacts, make voice AND video calls! In addition, if you bring your own device, you can learn how to use the Skype app. Join Kisha Norman to open this whole new world of Skype!
Section #28438 5:30pm-8:30pm Thursday June 8 Fee: $20 3 hours WCC Computer Lab

Fun With Facebook
Are you looking to connect with family and friends, or hoping to learn more about social media? Kisha Norman will lead this fun and exciting class that will have you connected in no time. Bring your own smartphone or tablet so you can learn on your own device. We will address privacy features, utilizing the Facebook app, and basic functions that will allow you to feel comfortable using Facebook. Come with your own questions because Kisha will answer them all.
Section #28438 6pm-9pm Thursday June 15 Fee: $20 3 hours WCC Computer Lab

Unarmed Self Defense for Women
Basic unarmed self-defense for women helps increase feelings of security. The course will focus on self-awareness and understanding the tools for basic escapes from attackers. Know how to avoid dangerous situations, and learn how to protect yourself should the need arise. Comfortable clothing should be worn for practical exercises.
Section #28361 6pm-9pm Monday May 22 Fee: $50 3 hours WCC Auditorium

Learn to Play the Piano
Consider this class as your introduction to piano and other keyboard instruments Also, consider yourself lucky to have such a great teacher as Scott Bradshaw! During this class you will develop the ability to play simple tunes on a keyboard. You’ll build an understanding of musical notation and the ability to read and play music. And you’ll enjoy your new skill at playing music for entertainment. We have the keyboards, just bring your enthusiasm.
Section #28173 6pm-8pm Tuesday May 16-June 6 Fee: $50 8 hours WCC Auditorium


Substitute Teacher Training
This 24-hour course prepares individuals to substitute teach in the local county school system. This course provides information on learning expectations, time management, monitoring student interaction, classroom management, and many other topics related to being a substitute.
Section #28431 6pm-9pm Mon-Thurs May 15-May 25 Fee: $70 24 hours WCC 117

Activities Director--Basic
State and federal regulations require an Activity Director working in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility to complete a state approved Activity Training course. Individuals completing this course will receive a certificate of completion and can use this course as a step toward national certification for Activity Directors. The last class meetings are a 25-hour practicum requirement that will be completed outside of class in a skilled nursing facility.
Section #28428 6pm-9pm Mon-Thurs May 9-August 15 Fee: $180 85 hours WCC 117

Conversational Spanish (Level I)
In this 20-hour introductory course, students will cover Section I in the “Complete Spanish Step-by-Step” textbook. Section I focuses on Elements of a Sentence using nouns, pronouns, articles, adjectives and adverbs, and interrogative words. Students will also learn days, months, and numbers along with regular and irregular verb usage. This course will assist the individual in learning how to have basic conversations with clients, the community, family and/or friends.
Section #28430 9am-11:30am Monday May 15-July 10 Fee: $50 22.5 hours WCC 113


How to Start a Small Business
Attend this core competency workshop to answer the following questions: Are you ready to start a business? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a new business? Where do I obtain permits and licenses? What tax information is needed and where do I find it? How do I maintain objectivity?
3pm-5pm Monday May 8 Fee: No Charge 2 hours WCC

How to Write a Business Plan
Starting your own small business is a huge step for anyone. This class will help you with the fundamentals in writing a business plan. A business plan is the foundation for success when making a decision to start a new business or acquire an existing business. Your business plan is key when it comes to seeking funds for your business. Topics discussed include the Executive Summary/Describing your Business/Marketing/Market Research/Analysis and the Financial Plan.
3pm-5pm Tuesday May 9 Fee: No Charge 2 hours WCC

Advertising and Marketing for your Small Business
Drawing attention to your business is tougher than ever before! Large chain stores, a challenging economy, the Internet, etc. have made the small business venture often times frustrating. BUT you can take matters into your hands and discover what you can do to bring customers to you. In this seminar, you will learn low cost advertising/marketing strategies and methods, how to create a marketing plan, how to score greater sales with current customers and other “tricks” of the trade. Advertising and Marketing for the Small Business is a seminar you will want to be a part of.
3pm-5pm Monday May 15 Fee: No Charge 2 hours WCC

Financing Your Small Business
Starting your own business is part of the American dream. You’ve given this thought, you’ve sought advice, and you are just about ready to begin. Then you ask yourself: How do I finance my business? Is there someone out there who can give me good, solid, reliable advice? Are there loans/grants available to assist me? What should I be aware of? The economy is tough—I don’t want to fail—HELP! This workshop will put your mind at ease and provide you with the tools, steps, advice, answers and guidance you may need. By attending, you will gain knowledge and confidence in financing your business.
3pm-5pm Tuesday May 16 Fee: No Charge 2 hours WCC

Recordkeeping and Taxes for Small Business
Do you know your product or service upside down and backwards, BUT the numbers just drive you up the wall? Do you work really hard, but always seem to run out of cash at the end of the month? This seminar will help you understand the financial aspects of your business. We’ll talk about tax issues. You’ll become familiar with those financial terms that confuse you, but are the road map to your success. You will learn what makes your business thrive and grow; what a CPA is and when and how to use them; how to understand financial statements; what your banker is looking for; and what federal and state reports are required.
3pm-5pm Monday May 22 Fee: No Charge 3 hours WCC

How to Start a Group Home
Successful new business owners are well informed from the beginning! They know the startup process, their industry and market. There is good
news and bad news concerning starting group homes.
• THE GOOD NEWS: If you want to start a group home, you’re in the right place and in the right time.
• THE BAD NEWS: There’s not much information out there on group homes.
The idea of a group home is unique. For a specific population, it provides the comfort and support of a homelike environment. More importantly,
it helps its residents use available social programs and services. These homes offer shelter for people who years ago would have found themselves
on the street or in a state-run institution with limited services. This three hour seminar is designed to give you basic knowledge of starting
a Group Home by enabling you to avoid many of the bureaucratic roadblocks and frustrations.
The following subject matter will be covered:
• How to work with state and local governments
• How to find a good location and how to evaluate a house as a group home
• How to find startup money
• What to expect in licensing and relicensing process which includes the various inspections your group home must pass
• How to identify staff including you social worker partner
• How to work with residents’ families and guardians
2pm-5pm Thursday June 1 Fee: No Charge 3 hours WCC

HP LIFE Online Entrepreneurship Training
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small
business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is
register to start. You can read more about this program at https://www.ncsbc.net/. Click on the HP Life logo.


Boater Safety (Open to all ages)
BCCC will be hosting a Boater Safety Course. Learn to skipper a boat with confidence. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will cover the basics
of what you need to know to take to the water. This course will cover basic boating safety, equipment, rules of the road weather, and incorporate
the Boating Guide for North Carolina. This course satisfies the requirement for safety training for boaters under the age of 26. There will be one hour
provided for lunch. Note: Although there is not an age limit associated with this course, the curriculum for this course is designed for ages
beginning age 12. Any fees associated with this class reflect those of Beaufort County Community College and not the N.C. Wildlife Resource
Section #28433 9am-4pm Thursday June 22 Fee: $10 6 hours WCC Auditorium

Hunter Safety (Open to all ages)
BCCC will be hosting a Hunter Safety Course. The Hunter Education Program of the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission provides hunter education
courses throughout the year in every county. More than a firearm safety course, instruction includes ethics and responsibility, conservation and
wildlife management, wildlife identification, survival and first aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety. All first-time license buyers must complete
this course as this certification is required for license buyers who intend to hunt independently. This course is provided by the NC Wildlife
Resources Commission. There will be one hour given for lunch. The instructor for this course is a representative from the NC Wildlife Resource Commission..
Note: Although there is not an age limit associated with this course, the curriculum for this course is designed for ages beginning
age 12. Any fees associated with this class reflect those of Beaufort County Community College and not the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission.
Section #28434 9am-4pm Wednesday June 21 Fee: $10 6 hours WCC Auditorium

Heartsaver CPR AED for Youth
This is a video-based, instructor-led, class that teaches both adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults,
children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which
allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. This is a great learning opportunity for
youth working around children, elders, or who just want to learn how to be better prepared in the event of an emergency.
Section #28435 2pm-5pm Thursday July 13 Fee: $25 3 hours WCC Auditorium

Safe Driving for Families
Prospective and new drivers and their families are encouraged to take a thoughtful look at safe driving. All drivers who drive defensively make us
safer! Learn why texting and driving don’t mix. Learn to recognize highway hazards, understand and appreciate defenses, and act correctly to avoid
collisions. Avoid traffic tickets and drive defensively to always arrive alive.
Section #28374 5pm-9pm Monday June 19 Fee: $30 4 hours WCC Auditorium

For more information about classes offered at our Washington County Center, please contact:
Kitty Hedgepeth
Workforce & Continuing Education Coordinator