Specialty Training

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

Event Planning Basics

This course is designed to instruct students in planning and coordinating special events to include meetings, conventions, weddings, bar mitzvahs, anniversaries, engagements, reunions or any other events of interest. Areas explored include event design and objectives, program planning, food and beverage catering, vendors, décor, timeline and budget management. This course will also provide the beginner entrepreneur with information to enhance their own commercial event planning business if they are already responsible for planning special events for their employer, family, church, or other organization.

Course Length: 63 hours

Professional Organizer

Professional Organizers are in great demand and gaining popularity by providing a much-needed service to communities, businesses and individuals. Many people want to get organized but don’t know how or where to start. This class is the perfect place to build your organizing skills and to transition into a profession. Learn how to identify a client’s needs, what approaches you can use to help them in their organizing dilemmas, and steps and organizing strategies that can be applied. Also, learn how to work with your client in maintaining a long-term result. There is a huge need for this type of business in the area due to the high number of transient individuals and families. This class will also provide you with the business knowledge and skills needed to start working for yourself.

Course Length: 76 hours


By attending this course, managers receive bonus sanitation inspection grade points! National Restaurant Association certificates are given to all students who pass the course. ServSafe textbook with test voucher is required for the first class and available at Coastal’s bookstore.

Course Length: 15 hours

Tanning Facility Operators

Learn tanning safety procedures for tanning equipment operators. This satisfies the NC training requirement for operators of tanning salons.

Course Length: 8 hours