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Noncredit Continuing Education Summer & Fall 2014 Classes

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

OSHA Compliant Forklift Operator Training
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that anyone who operates or plans to operate a powered industrial lift truck be trained under specified guidelines. This course complies with those guidelines and fulfills two of the three parts required to become a certified operator. This one-day class consists of formal classroom training (part one), including videos, discussions and lecture on safe operation of the industrial powered, sit down rider lift truck, and practical training (part two) which is hands-on operation, demonstration, and pre-shift inspections. Students will operate the lift truck in a simulated and controlled work environment. Each student will be issued a certificate for parts one and two and wallet card at the successful completion of the class. Students will need to be evaluated (part three) in their workplaces in order to complete the certification. Students must be 18-years-old and have the equivalent of high school English reading and speaking skills. Lunch is provided. No refund five days prior to class starting. Call 443-518-4971 for more information. .6 CEUs. $149 (includes $80 in fees*)
►Mon 8am-3pm, Sep 8
#9861 XM 105 8990   Alliance Material Handling

►Thu 8am-3pm, Oct 16
#9864 XM 105 8991  Alliance Material Handling

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CDL Learner’s Permit Prep
Prepare for the MVA, CDL Class-A or B Commercial Driver permit exam. Topics include general knowledge, air brakes, transporting passengers, and combination vehicles. We recommend you obtain a CDL Learners Manual at the local MVA office and read sections 1-6 before class starts. $70 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed,Fri 6pm-9pm, Aug 20-Aug 22
#4889 ZB 110 M1798 Laurel College Center
Wed,Fri 6pm-9pm, Oct 22-Oct 24
#8973   ZB 110 M1203 Laurel College Center
Wed,Fri 6pm-9pm, Dec 10-Dec 12
#8980   ZB 110 M1204 Laurel College Center

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Home Inspection Pre-License Course
Prepare for the Maryland State Home Inspection License. Topics include structural systems; exterior and interior systems; roofing, plumbing, and electrical systems; air conditioning, insulation, and ventilation systems; fireplace heating and solid-burning systems; professional standards for home inspectors; Maryland Minimum Standards of Practice and Maryland Code of Ethics; and inspection report writing. Standard refund policy does not apply. No refunds on or after the class start date. This course is offered in partnership with CCBC and will be held at its Catonsville campus. Maps and directions are online at Please call 443-518-4972 a week before class for classroom location. (T) 8.0 CEUs. $825 (includes $395 in fees*)
Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:25pm, Sep 2-Dec 16 (No class Nov 27)
#8826   ZB 112 7749 CCBC, Catonsville Campus
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Home Inspection: Continuing Professional Education Part 1 ★NEW!★
This course is designed to enable the home isnpector to maintain licensing by the State of Maryland by copmleting half of the mandatory continuing education requirements. Topics include: how to inspect and report on the soundness of a housing structure, roofing, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and insulation. This course is offered in partnership with CCBC and will be held at its Catonsville campus. Call 443-518-4972 for building and room number. Maps and directions are online at 1.5 CEUs. $179 (includes $84 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Sep 10-Oct 8
#8865   ZB 113 7755 CCBC, Catonsville Campus
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Construction Estimating I
This course introduces you to construction estimating. It includes the purpose, basic methods of preparing estimates, types of estimates, and specifics related to selected construction trades. Prerequisites: Math Competency and XM 339. Text required at first class. Text required at first class. (T) 4.2 CEUs. $425 (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon 6pm-9pm, Sep 8-Dec 15
#8997   XM 348 M1467 Laurel College Center
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Real Estate: Appraisal Principles & Procedures
This course is the first in a series of four courses designed to meet the education requirements of the Maryland Real Estate Appraisers Commission for the Licensed Real Estate Appraiser classification. Topics to be covered include: real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, influences on real estate values, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, the valuation process, property description, and an overview of the approaches to value. The course meets for a total of 60 classroom hours. Attendance is mandatory. A final examination will be given. A calculator is required for this course. Any basic calculator will suffice. However, if the student desires to purchase a financial calculator, the Hewlett-Packard 12C is recommended (and is required for the third course in this series; Appraisal Practices and Analysis Part II). (T) 6.0 CEUs. $730 (includes $140 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 5:45pm-10pm, Sep 3-Oct 22
#8966   ZB 640 M1202 Laurel College Center
Mon,Wed 5:45pm-10pm, Oct 27-Dec 17
#8983   ZB 640 M1205 Laurel College Center
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Real Estate Principles and Practices for Salespersons
This course is approved by the Maryland Real Estate Commission for a real estate sales license. It introduces concepts of property types, interests in real estate, property description, agency, contract law, finance, valuation, taxation, license law, and fair housing, ethics and environmental concerns. Students must have 100 percent attendance and pass the final course exam in order to qualify for the state examination. Offered in partnership with Lawyers Advantage Title Group, Inc. No refunds once class begins. Please bring text the first night of class. (T) 6.0 CEUs. $400 (includes $50 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 6:30pm-9:45pm, Sep 8-Nov 12
#8827   ZB 461 7747 Gateway Campus
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Floriculture III: Advanced Seasonal and Event Designs
For advanced floriculture students: learn the unique requirements and concepts of seasonal and party event designs. You will be working on larger designs in this class. Please bring wire cutters and floral knife to the first class. A $300 floral supplies fee* payable to the instructor is due at the first class. 1.6 CEUs. $175 (includes $40 in fees*)
Fri 6:30pm-8:30pm, Oct 3-Nov 21
#9015   XB 144 M1466 Laurel College Center

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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) =  Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Texbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.


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