The Human Resources Development (HRD) program is designed to educate and train individuals who are unemployed and underemployed.  It provides training, counseling, and assistance with placement in either employment or additional education.  Classes are free of charge (registration fee waived) to people who qualify.  Classes are offered on campus and on Tarawa Terrace.

After students complete 80 hours of HRD classes, they may be eligible for a scholarship for another class.  Call 910.938.6309 for more information these classes and to determine if you qualify for the registration fee waiver.

Basic Computer Keyboarding

Students will learn basic computer skills with a focus on improving keyboarding abilities.  Throughout the course, students will also improve their employment skills.
Course Length: 30 hours

Using Technology in Your Job Search

This course is designed to teach you how to market yourself in a tough economy using the most popular and up-to-date office programs.  Learn how to use technology to locate employment opportunities, complete online applications, and use the internet for effective networking in the current job market.
Course Length:
40 hours

Hunting & Landing a Job

Get ready for your job search!  You will learn to write an impressive résumé, interview effectively and confidently, and find unadvertised jobs.
Course Length:
40 hours

Getting a Job in Today’s Economy (Online)

Learn the latest techniques in organizing your job search, writing your résumé, and interviewing flawlessly.  (Basic Windows knowledge and a working computer are required).
Course Length:
40 hours

Take Control of Your Money

This course is focused on simple budgeting skills and tools to assist you in taking control of your personal finances.  Students will develop a working budget to enable them to make positive decisions with their money.
Course Length: 16 hours

Charting Your Course to Success

This class is designed for those who have been out of the workforce and those looking for a career change.  Emphasis will focus on transferable skills, skills assessment, and career possibilities.  Students will set goals and establish a career plan.
Course Length: 15 hours

The Art of Networking Using Social Media

This course will educate students in the new networking opportunities afforded by social media.  Students will learn the use and benefits of various digital communication platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter in connecting to employment opportunities.  The class will discuss security pros and cons for these sites.
Course Length: 15 hours

Success by Choice

This course is designed to teach soft skills for the business environment.  It provides key success factors in accomplishing business goals, building self-confidence, acquiring good communication and listening skills, using sound judgment to problem solve, and the successful and wise use of social media.  Students will learn how to tap the power of their emotional intelligence and use the lessons of their past to shape their future.
Course Length: 15 hours

Direct Care Worker Basics

This course will include skills development in home management and personal care tasks using limited assistance.  Topics covered will include infection control, personal care, safety, professionalism, home management, effective communication and job keeping skills, plus CPR training.
Course Length: 60 hours

For more information:

Call 910.938.6309 or visit the Human Services Department office in the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building, room 109, Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for details about upcoming classes.