Community college offers opportunities for learning, training

Feb. 28, 2013 @ 01:29 AM


Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg is offering several classes offering opportunities for continuing education and occupational training.

• “BioWork: Preparation & Purification of Biological Samples for HPLC Analysis”; instructor - Dr. Geral Piacard; Saturdays, from March 2-23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Fridays, from April 5-26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; $124 — techniques for sample preparation and purification used in high-performance liquid chromatography; determination of trace levels of organic compounds (drug and pesticide residues). Course is appropriate for laboratory employees and students who have complete the college’s BioWork course.

• A Beginners’ and Intermediate Sewing; instructor - Janet VanJaarsveld; Mondays, March 4-May 20, 6-9 p.m.; $54 (plus applicable fees).

• Substitute Teacher Training; instructor - Terry Alston-Jones; Mondays and Wednesdays, March 11-April 10, 6-9 p.m.; $120 (plus applicable fees).

• “Herbs: From Garden to Kitchen” workshop; instructor - Betsy Benning; Thursday, March 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $10 — growing of herbs and techniques for their use in healthy food preparation; class will involve demonstrations, tastings and discussions.

• “Upholstery 101”; instructor - Louis Barber; Monday-Wednesday, March 25-June 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $175 (plus applicable fees) — a history of upholstery; overview of materials and tools used in the trade; and application or upholstery for residential and commercial furniture.

Call Anthony Pope, director of the Franklin campus, at (919) 496-1567 for more information or to register.