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Durham Technical Community College in Orange County
Residents of Orange and Durham counties can take advantage of programs and services at any of Durham Tech's locations. A map of Durham Tech locations is available at www.durhamtech.edu/html/aboutdt/durhamap.htm.

Orange County CampusClasses are held at many sites in Orange County. The two main satellites are the Orange County Campus (OCC) and the Orange County Skills Development Center (OCSDC).

Orange County Skills Development CenterDurham Technical Community College's Orange County Campus (pictured left) opened in 2008 in the Waterstone Development outside of Hillsborough. More information about the Orange County Campus including driving directions, a map, bus routes, and a phone directory can be found on the Orange County Campus web page.

The Orange County Skills Development Center (pictured right) is located on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The college has five classrooms/instructional spaces in this facility. Directions to the Orange County Skills and Development/JobLink Center

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
The schedule of courses is listed on the EMS web page.


Nursing Assistant
The schedule of courses is listed on the Nursing Assistant web pages.

Automotive

Vehicle Escort Driver Certification
Training is provided for escort drivers of oversize/overweight vehicles in NC. The course focuses on the functions and duties of the escort driver, as well as highway operations and breakdown operations. Cost includes handbook and materials. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 8 hours. $69

40023 Sat 3/15 9 a.m.–6 p.m. OCC

Vehicle EscortDriver Recertification
This course is for all escort vehicle operators who are currently certified but need to complete their four-hour recertification training. Cost includes handbook and materials. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 4 hours. $69

40026 Sat 5/10 9 a.m.–1 p.m. OCC

Business
Notary Public
Register with care as refunds and transfers are not accepted. The NC Secretary of State requires all candidates to speak, read, and write in English and present a valid government photo ID to be admitted to the course. See www.sosnc.com for additional requirements. Textbook included. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 7 hours. $95 Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

39458 W 4/30 9 a.m.–5 p.m. OCC
39461 W 5/28 9 a.m.–5 p.m. OCC
40923 W 6/25 9 a.m.–5 p.m. OCC
40925 W 7/30 9 a.m.–5 p.m. OCC
40927 W 8/27 9 a.m.–5 p.m. OCC

 

Career Training
Bartending/Mixology
Become a bartender or improve your bartending skills. Gain mastery in cocktail preparation and techniques. Learn industry recipes, vernacular, product usage, sanitation, bar set-up, customer service, etiquette, garnishes, and frozen drink preparation. Become RASP/TIPS/BARS certified and gain a fundamental knowledge of North Carolina ABC laws and regulations. Increase your knowledge base, develop a recipe database, and enhance your ability in presenting and recommending various wines. This course is open to beginners and serves as a refresher to existing bartenders wanting to fortify their skills. Job opportunities are discussed. While appropriate tools are used to foster the correct application of theory and practicum aspects of the trade, colored water is used in class. Students must be 21 years old. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 15 hours. $100

41017 Th 6/5–7/10 6–8:30 p.m. OCC 211


Interior Design and Decorating
This course is designed for the do-it-yourself homeowner; those hiring a design professional; and those interested in becoming an interior decorator, re-designer, real estate stager, or interior designer. Topics include design flow, space planning, selecting color and paint techniques, furniture, fabric, lighting, accessories, and organizing. The last two sessions focus on making a career out of your passion, hiring contractors, and bringing design/decorating into perspective. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours. $88

40985 Th 5/22–8/7 6–8 p.m. OCC

American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Courses: The schedule of courses is listed on the EMS web page.

Health, Wellness, and Fitness
Introduction to Qigong
Qigong (chi gung) is the time-honored system of cultivating health through breath, movement, and intention. This introductory course provides you with some simple forms and principles to help you increase body awareness, support healing, and create a meditative, mindful state. Among the many benefits of practicing qigong, you can greatly reduce physical and mental stress, strengthen your body internally and externally, and improve your physical balance. No particular abilities are needed for you to attend this course and practice qigong. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed). 6 hours. $49

41015 T 6/4–6/24           6–7:30 p.m. OCC 112

West African Drumming for Beginners
Do you have a growing desire to find fun ways to relieve stress? Try West African folkloric drumming. In this course, you learn drum basics and techniques for the djembe and dundun drums. Each rhythm offered in instruction also includes an overview of its cultural context, ethnic group, and geographic origin. Drumming is known as a healthy way to reduce stress. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 12 hours. $89

41019 F 6/6–8/1 7–8:30 p.m. OCC 112

West African Drumming for Beginners II
In this West African folkloric drumming course, students learn basic djembe technique, warm-up and rudimentary exercises, a few West African rhythms, and how to play ensemble style with dunduns. Students need djembe drums, however some drums are available for use in the class. It is also recommended that students bring a recording device to use for practice at home, as well as bottled water. Each rhythm offered in instruction also includes an overview of its cultural context, ethnic group, and geographic origin. Drumming is known as a healthy way to reduce stress. This course is recommended for students who have previously attended the West African Drumming for Beginners course or have previous drumming experience. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 12 hours. $89

40037 F 4/4–5/30 7–8:30 p.m. OCC 112

Beginning Yoga I
Targeted to beginners, this course focuses on a different topic each week, including alignment of the body in postures, positive thinking, breathing exercises, philosophy, basic anatomy, deep relaxation, and asana (practice of postures). The course emphasizes the principles of yoga as well as stress management, breathing techniques, and postures. Students need a yoga mat, pillow, and comfortable clothes. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 14 hours. $74

41016 W 6/4–7/16 6–8 p.m. OCC 112


Job Search Strategies and Resources:
Job Search Plus: LinkedIn and Beyond
(FREE to qualified participants)

Are you LinkedIn? Do you tweet? Do you consider Facebook to be a verb? If these terms are foreign to you, come learn the newest ways to use social media for networking and seeking employment. Since 80 percent of today’s jobs are found on the “hidden” job market, find out how to establish an online presence to gain access to opportunities. 6 hours. $79

41079 F 6/6–6/13 2–5 p.m. OCC

Job Search Strategies for Mature Professionals
(FREE to qualified participants)

Mature workers face particular advantages and challenges in their job searches. Job seekers “of a certain age” may face negative stereotypes, but savvy, informed employers seek candidates who offer the best skills, regardless of age. Prepare yourself to be the best candidate by adding social networking to your search! 42 hours. $129

41081 TTh 7/22–9/4 6–9 p.m. OCSDC

Job Seeker's (Résumé and Application Labs (with KeyTrain Tutorials)
(FREE to qualified participants)

Need to create a résumé or cover letter, search for jobs, or apply online? Want to improve your opportunities for getting that great job, changing careers, or “recession-proofing” your job skills and résumé? Need to practice and/or refresh your skills before taking WorkKeys® assessments to earn your Career Readiness Certification? Enroll anytime for one-on-one assistance! 84 hours $184

40011 MW Now – 5/5 9 a.m.–noon OCSDC Lab
41152 MW 5/19–8/4 9 a.m.–noon OCSDC Lab

Job-Seeking Skills Workshop
(FREE to qualified participants)

Need new and creative strategies for employment networking? Attend any one of these workshops to become familiar with different strategic plans of action to target your ideal job. Along with networking, learn proper interviewing techniques. 4 hours. $74

41078 F 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27,
7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8
8:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. OSDC



Personal Enrichment
Introduction to Brewing Beer at Home
This course gives students the opportunity to learn about the ingredients, techniques, and equipment needed to brew beer at home. Students brew, ferment, and bottle a batch of beer during this course. Students can then take this knowledge to begin their own adventures in home brewing. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed). 12 hours. $100

39680 M 3/3–4/7 6–8 p.m. OCC 112

Polymer Clay Mosaics I
This course introduces beginners to the techniques used in polymer clay and/or mosaic art. Students discover the exciting possibilities of using polymer clay to make one-of-a-kind mosaic art! Various mosaic methods are explored, and students have the opportunity to design and produce several pieces. (Because this class is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 20 hours. $89

41030 Sat 5/24–6/28 9 a.m.–noon OCC

Intermediate Upholstery

This course covers furniture upholstery for more complicated sofas and chairs, and is for students who have already completed the Basic Upholstery course. Students learn how to repair and upholster using channel backs and button tufting. Cost of materials depends on the projects chosen. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours. $80.35

39988 Sat 3/15–5/10 1–4 p.m. OCC


Photography
Photography: The Basics
Have you ever taken a picture of a beautiful scene, but it didn't turn out as pretty as you remembered? Have you ever purchased a new camera but didn't understand how it worked or the manual wasn't helpful? These are the types of topics discussed in this course. This course enables you to pick up a camera and use it easily. Improve your ability to produce pictures the way you want! This course begins by focusing on basic techniques but takes the student well past amateur photographic knowledge. Students may need to purchase additional materials. 24 hours. $74

41040 M 6/2–7/21 2–5 p.m. OCC 105
41038 T 6/3–7/22 6–9 p.m. OCC 105
41037 F 6/6–8/1 1–4 p.m. OCSDC 105

Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics
You know how to point and shoot, and you understand the basics of operating your camera. But you also realize the camera can do so much more. Want to learn how to take better pictures? This course guides students deeper into the controls of a digital camera. Digital offers more control over your pictures compared to a film camera. Do you shoot in jpeg, raw, or even tiff? How do you control your own white balance? How should you save your work? What can you do to improve or alter the picture after you have the shot? How can you get a better exposure? How can you improve your lighting? All of these questions and more are answered in this course. Students should have completed Photography: The Basics prior to this course or have basic camera knowledge. 24 hours. $74

41033 T 6/3–7/22 2–5 p.m. OCC 105
41034 W 6/4–7/23 6–9 p.m. OCC 105

Fine Art Photography
Students are introduced to black and white photography and learn what makes a good black and white photograph. Students also explore some creative tools and techniques in Photoshop. 24 hours. $74

41035 F 6/6–8/1 6–9 p.m. OCC

Photo Outings
This course takes the learning outside. What better place to develop your photography skills? It is recommended that you have a basic understanding of photography, but it is not necessary. This course concentrates on developing your “photographic eye” to take better pictures! Every other class meeting is held at a different location. Learn to take better nature, portrait, action, close-up, architecture, and travel shots on location. After every location shoot, the photos taken are reviewed to improve your ability and understanding of good photography. Learn photography and have fun outdoors while doing it! 24 hours. $74

41036 Sat 6/7–7/26 10 a.m. –1 p.m. OCC 105


Photo Journalism: The Basics
This course takes the learning outside. What better place to develop your photography skills? It is recommended that you have a basic understanding of photography, but it is not necessary. This course concentrates on developing your “photographic eye” to take better pictures! Every other class meeting is held at a different location. Learn to take better nature, portrait, action, close-up, architecture, and travel shots on location. After every location shoot, the photos taken are reviewed to improve your ability and understanding of good photography. Learn photography and have fun outdoors while doing it! 24 hours. $74

41036 Sat 6/7–7/26 10 a.m. –1 p.m. OCC 105


Web Page Design
Web Page Design
Students plan, design, and create a working website. Topics include interface design, HTML, CSS (Cascading Style Sheet), graphics, and site management. Skills are introduced through structured exercises and applied through individual creative projects. Keyboarding and word processing or equivalent experience recommended. HTML and CSS Design and Build Websites by John Duckett,ISBN 978-1118-00818-8 is the required textbook. 36 hours. $134

41048 Th 6/5–8/21 10 a.m.–1 p.m. OCC 103

Small Business CenterThe Small Business Center courses and the free seminars.

 

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