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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Open Enrollment & Personal Enrichment Courses


Community Education

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS

This 4-session class is designed to expose participants to the basics of using a computer involving turning on/booting up, keyboard/mouse/pointer controls, desktop, control panels/settings, keyboard cursor, icons, menus, windows, files/folders, introduction the internet/search engines, and setting up/sending/receiving emails.

INSTRUCTOR: Raven Brogden 
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall, Room 5137 (Computer Lab)
CLASS DATES: Mondays, June 27; July 11, 18, 25, 2022
CLASS TIMES: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm 
COST: $29 *includes tuition and materials 

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS 

The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support (BLS) course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings. 

INSTRUCTOR: Wendy Ayers
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall, Room 5118
CLASS DATE: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 (maximum 8 students)
CLASS TIMES: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm 
COST: $69 *includes tuition and materials 


TERRARIUM MAKING WORKSHOP

In this workshop you will learn about the different types of terrariums, what plants thrive in them, and how to create and maintain an “open” terrarium. This workshop is hands-on, allowing students to learn about the process while continuing to care for the terrarium at home.  Working with live plants, mosses, rocks, and tiny figurines are all part of making your terrarium a statement piece of your personal style. This is a fun class for all ages, so bring your friends and family! 

INSTRUCTOR: Yvonne Hansotte
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall, Room 5118 CLASS DATES: Thursday, August 4, 2022 
CLASS TIMES: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm 
COST: $29 *includes tuition and materials 

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS 

This 4-session class is designed to expose participants to the basics of using a computer involving turning on/booting up, keyboard/mouse/pointer controls, desktop, control panels/settings, keyboard cursor, icons, menus, windows, files/folders, introduction the internet/search engines, and setting up/sending/receiving emails.

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Brandon Mawyer
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall, Room 5137 (Computer Lab)
CLASS DATES: Mondays, September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 2022
CLASS TIMES: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm 
COST: $29 *includes tuition and materials 

HALLOWEEN BOO-QUET MAKING WORKSHOP

Join us for a fun night of learning basic floral design skills, while getting to create your very own Halloween Boo-quet. We will be designing a fall/Halloween themed arrangement with live flowers in floral foam. You will learn how to properly process store bought flowers, how to maintain vase and foam arrangements for longer flower life and the basic techniques used in floral design. These techniques include balance, proportion, color, and harmony, as well as becoming familiar with the material and tools used in the trade. 

INSTRUCTOR: Yvonne Hansotte
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall, Room 5118
CLASS DATES: Thursday, October 13, 2022 
CLASS TIMES: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm 
COST: $29 *includes tuition and materials

TWO-PART FUN & FESTIVE HOLIDAY COOKING CLASS 

CVCC Chef Mena Hughes and Culinary Team want you to be prepared for your holiday gatherings as they take you through an array of classic and non-traditional holiday appetizers, dishes, and sweets. The class is hands-on allowing students to practice and learn new culinary secrets to help make the holidays merry and bright. After working in the kitchen, students will enjoy sitting down to taste the dishes prepared.  Students will walk-away with best practices, scrumptious recipes, and be ready to show off new culinary skills this holiday season. 

INSTRUCTOR: Mena Hughes, CVCC Culinary Arts Program Director
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Seven Hills Hospitality & Culinary Center
CLASS DATES: Thursday & Friday; November 10 & 11, 2022
CLASS TIMES: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm 
COST: $35 *includes tuition and materials

LIVE WREATH AND BOW MAKING WORKSHOP

In this workshop you will learn various types of evergreen trees/shrubs used for holiday décor, varieties you could plant at home and cut from year to year, how to take proper cuttings from a tree and use them to construct a live wreath, and how to tie and attach a 6 loop bow to your wreath. This workshop is hands-on, allowing students to learn about the process while constructing their own wreath and bow to take home and display. Get in the holiday spirit by bringing a friend, having some fun, being creative and stepping up your winter decorating game! 

INSTRUCTOR: Yvonne Hansotte
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall, Room 5118
CLASS DATES: Thursday, December 1, 2022 
CLASS TIMES: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm 
COST: $29 *includes tuition and materials 

 


Open Enrollment
MICROSOFT ADVANCED EXCEL TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS 

This two-part advanced Excel class is designed for participants to advance skills necessary to perform advanced data analysis, collaborate on workbooks with other users, and automate workbook functionality. Participants will work with multiple worksheets and workbooks, use Lookup functions and formula auditing, share and protect workbooks, automate workbook functionality, create sparklines and map data, and forecast data.
 
INSTRUCTOR: Evan Abatecola  
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall, Room 5137 (Computer Lab)
CLASS DATES: Fridays, June 17 & 24, 2022 
CLASS TIMES: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
COST:  $149 *includes tuition and materials 

MICROSOFT INTERMEDIATE EXCEL TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

This two-part intermediate Excel class is designed for participants to gain the skills necessary to use functions, analyze worksheet data, utilize data tools, create charts and sparklines, employ data validation, create pivot tables, apply workbook security, and customize the Excel interface.
Microsoft Excel 2019 version. 

INSTRUCTOR: Evan Abatecola 
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall, Room 5137 (Computer Lab)
CLASS DATES: Fridays, October 7 & 14, 2022
CLASS TIMES: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
COST: $149 *includes tuition, textbook, and materials

DRONE UP - PROMOTING TEAMWORK WITH TECHNOLOGY 

Drone Up is a fun, active team building event.  Can your team carefully weave their drones through obstacles and pathways?  If so, then your team will learn strategy, problem-solving and cooperation skills in a fun, innovative way. Each participant enjoys playing with a drone during this fast-paced program. 

Class Objectives:

• Learn to create efficient strategies while maintaining high performance

• Develop new skills or enrich current skills

• Practice agility in rapidly changing situations

INSTRUCTOR: Debra Brown
LOCATION: CVCC Bedford Campus (Inside & Outdoor Classrooms)
CLASS DATES: Friday, August 12, 2022
CLASS TIMES: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
COST: $129 *includes tuition and the use of drones (maximum 8 - 10 students)

PERSONAL BRAND MANAGEMENT:  BUILDING YOUR BRAND FROM THE INSIDE OUT  

Whether by accident or design, everyone and every business is a brand.  Are you managing your personal brand as effectively as your professional brand?  Does your personal brand reinforce or detract from your business brand? How do you know? In this skills-building workshop, learn how to project and protect your authentic personal brand to generate social impact.  Bring examples of your brand for 1:1 coaching and peer feedback.

Workshop Objectives:  

• Discover 5 under-used strategies to build your personal brand presence

• Test your personal brand statement with other professionals and potential customers

• Apply the 3 Rs of compelling personal branding:  Research, Rigorously Test, Re-imagine

• Understand why a strong storyline delivers a strong bottom-line; Explore where and when to tell your brand story to multiply business opportunities; and Learn 5 branding mistakes to avoid

INSTRUCTOR: David Cheatham 
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall, Room 5118
CLASS DATE: Thursday, October 20, 2022
CLASS TIMES: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
COST: $59 *includes tuition and materials

RESPECT YOUR TIME! PLANNING TIPS FOR TODAY, TOMORROW, AND BEYOND! 

Join in a 3-hour dynamic planning workshop that is focused on successful planning tips for today, tomorrow, and beyond! Participants will learn new techniques to discover how to plan for short-term and for overall personal and professional ambitions. Participants will explore positive goal-setting tips and maintaining accountability! Free planners will be provided to all who attend! 

INSTRUCTOR: Natalie Bennett 
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall, Room 5118 CLASS DATES: TBD  
CLASS TIMES: 9:00 am-12:00 pm 
COST: $59 *includes tuition and materials 

BASIC MOTORCYCLE 2-WHEEL WEEKEND CLASS

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is a complete entry-level, learn-to-ride class. This 15-hour class consists of classroom and on-motorcycle instruction. Riders will learn basic skills of motorcycle operation and safe riding strategies under controlled range condition. The BRC program provides motorcycles (none larger than 500 cc), helmets and textbook for each rider. In the classroom, students will learn about different types of motorcycles, layout and operation of the basic controls, and street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe. This course is physically demanding, and students should be in good physical condition. Upon successful completion of the course, students are provided a Virginia license waiver to be taken to the Division of Motor Vehicles for endorsement purposes.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Varies
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall/ Lot 3
WEEKEND CLASSES  
CLASS DATES:

Friday-Sunday, July 8-10, 2022
Friday-Sunday, July 22-24, 2022   
Friday-Sunday, August 26-28, 2022
Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2, 2022
Friday-Sunday, November 11-13, 2022
Friday-Sunday, December 16-18, 2022
CLASS TIMES:
Friday, 6:00 pm-10:pm
Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 am-1:30 pm

WEEKDAY CLASSES
CLASS DATES:

Tuesday-Thursday, July 5-7, 2022
Tuesday-Thursday, September 27-29, 2022
Tuesday-Thursday, November 15-17, 2022
CLASS TIMES: Tuesday-Thursday, 7:00 am-1:30 pm
COST: $179 *includes tuition, textbook, and materials

BASIC MOTORCYCLE RIDER COURSE 2

The BRC2 class if for the rider who wants to refresh and practice street riding maneuvers. Many Basic Rider graduates take the BRC2 as a fun way to get additional practice on their personal motorcycle. Individuals enrolling must have a valid Class M on their license and provide proof of insurance. Students must also have sturdy shoes high enough to cover the ankle, full fingered gloves, long pants without holes in the legs, eye protection, and a minimum 3/4” shell, DOT-approved helmet. No skull or half helmets permitted. Students under 18 years of age must have parent signature on waiver forms. All requirements must be met, or you will not be permitted to ride. This class is NOT FOR BEGINNING RIDERS. 

INSTRUCTOR: Varies
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Lot 3
WEEKDAY CLASS 
CLASS DATES: Thursday, June 23, 2022
CLASS TIMES: 7:30 am-2:30 pm

WEEKEND CLASS 
CLASS DATES: Saturday, October 29, 2022
CLASS TIMES: 7:30 am-2:30 pm
COST: $75

MOTORCYCLE 3-WHEEL (CAN-AM)

Students must register with Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) can-am.brp.com/spyder/learntoride.html and make payment for this course. 
CVCC in partnership with Bombardier Recreational Products, (BRP) manufacturers of Can-am vehicles, offers a 3-wheel class designed to teach riders the skills necessary to safely operate a three-wheelvehicle on the street, even if one has never ridden any kind of motorcycle. A can-am on-road model will be provided for the duration of the course. 

Program Requirements:

• Valid driver’s license or learner’s permit

• Sturdy shoes high enough to cover the ankle

• Full fingered gloves

• Long pants without holes in the legs (denim jeans are suggested)

• Eye protection (sunglasses or eyeglasses are suitable for range conditions)

• At minimum a 3/4” shell, DOT-approved helmet must be used while on the motorcycle range (no skull or half helmets permitted)

• Students under 18 years of age must have parent signature on waiver forms

Students WILL NOT be permitted to ride if they do not meet ALL program requirements.

INSTRUCTOR: Varies
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Hall /Lot 3

WEEKEND CLASSES 
CLASS DATES:

Friday-Sunday, August 12-14, 2022
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2022
Friday-Sunday, December 2-4, 2022
CLASS TIMES:
Friday, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 am-1:30 pm

WEEKDAY CLASS 
CLASS DATES:
Tuesday-Thursday, June 7-9, 2022
CLASS TIMES: Tuesday-Thursday, 7:00 am-1:30 pm
COST: Determined by Bombardier  Recreational Products (BRP)


OSHA 10-HOUR INDUSTRY SAFETY


This 10-hour instructor led course is intended to provide entry level general industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent occupational hazards on job locations. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at an industrial work location.
Course material will include group discussions, video information, (9) practice quizzes for each learning module, and a post-exam. This course will emphasize methods for hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. These methods are not purely driven by OSHA standard compliance, but from a practical point of view, using the concepts of hierarchy of control and effective safety management.

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Drane 
LOCATION: CVCC Main Campus, Merritt Building 
COST: $149 *Course materials and exam fees are included in tuition.

COURSE OPTIONS
FALL 2022 COURSE 
CLASS DATES:
September 6, 13, 20, 27 & October 4, 2022
CLASS DAYS: Tuesdays 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 30, 2022