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Noncredit Continuing Education Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 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*)
Thu 8am-3pm, Mar 19
   XM-105 8900 #0716 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, Dec 10-Dec 12
   ZB-110 M1204 #8980 Laurel College Center

Wed,Fri 6pm-9:30pm, Feb 18-Feb 20
   ZB-110 M1362 #0740 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 ccbcmd.edu/tour/index.html. 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, Jan 27-May 14 (No class Mar 31 & Apr 2)
  ZB-112 7798 #0750 CCBC Catonsville Campus

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Home Inspection: Continuing Professional Education Part 1 
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 ccbcmd.edu/tour/index.html. 1.5 CEUs. $179 (includes $84 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Jan 28-Feb 25
   ZB-113 7797 #0753 CCBC Catonsville Campus

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Construction Planning & Scheduling
Using computers, this course will provide a comprehensive overview and systems analysis of the requirements and use of planning and scheduling as an effective management tool. Uses Microsoft Project 2007 with special emphasis on the planning process. Text required at first class. (T) 4.2 CEUs. $425 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 6pm-9:15pm, Jan 29-May 7
   XB-597 M1358 #0734 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, Jan 12-Mar 23 (No class Jan 19)
   ZB-461 7800 #0751 Gateway Campus

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Real Estate: Appraisal Standards And Ethics
This course is required for real estate appraisal licensure by the Maryland Real Estate Appraisers Commission. Topics include licensing and certification requirements, appraisal agencies and organizations, and uniform standards of professional appraisal practice. Textbook required at the first class. Textbook: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and accompanying student manual. Text available from The Appraisal Foundation. Prerequisite: Real Estate: Appraisal Principles and Procedures. (Approved 15 hours.) $230 (includes $90 in fees*)
Fri,Sat 8:30am-4:30pm & Sun 10am-12pm, Jan 9-Jan 11
   ZB-562 M1359 #0736 Laurel College Center

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Real Estate: Appraisal Practices & Analysis, Part I
This course is third in a series of four courses that meet the education requirements of the Maryland Real Estate Appraisers Commission for the Licensed Real Estate Appraiser classification. Topics include residential markets and analysis, highest and best use, site valuation and the cost approach. To meet requirements you must attend all 30 classroom hours. A final examination will be given. Calculator required. (T) $365 (includes $90 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 6pm-10pm, Jan 21-Feb 18
   ZB-641 M1360 #0737 Laurel College Center
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Real Estate: Appraisal Practices & Analysis, Part II
This course is the last 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: residential markets and analysis, highest and best use, site valuation, and the cost approach. This course meets for a total of 45 classroom hours. Attendance must be 100 percent. A final examination will be given. A financial calculator, the Hewlett-Packard 12C is recommended. Prerequisite ZB 641. $550 (includes $115 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 6pm-10pm, Feb 23-Apr 8
   ZB-642 M1361 #0738 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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