Continuing Education Schedule - Madison

Continuing Education Classes (non-college credit)

Spring 2024 - Check back often for updates!

Tuesday, 3/19 - 4/13, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and two Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fees: Course $82 *current price subject to change

Learn from one of NC's few equine hoof care specialists!

Local farrier and instructor, David King, introduces students to the basics of proper trimming and equine hoof health. Trimming and maintenance of the equine hoof are key to the well-being and longevity of animals. The class covers basic hoof anatomy, hoof mechanics, tool options/usage, theory/practice of safe trimming techniques, common hoof ailments, and two days of live animal practice.

Classes are held at A-B Tech Madison and live practice is at Heart of Horse Sense.

Monday/Wednesday, 2/12 - 3/6, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Operating a computer is a necessary life skill for finding and maintaining gainful employment. Come learn basic computer skills that can enhance your search for employment. Included in this class is an overview of basic computer concepts, uses of hardware, applications, and programs. This course will familiarize you with the computer, develop basic keyboarding skills, and increase your comfort level with computers. Develop basic Microsoft Word skills that you can use to create or update a resume and cover letter. Create an email account to sharpen your email skills and learn email etiquette. Learn to surf the web to search and apply for jobs. At the end of this course, students should be comfortable operating a Windows-based computer, creating and managing email accounts, finding information on the internet, and using a computer for researching, finding employment, and using the internet for job posting online.

Fee waived for unemployed and underemployed individuals.

Monday/Wednesday, 3/11 - 4/3, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

In this course, you will explore Microsoft Office, update your resume and cover letter, work on presentations, learn about computer file management, and keyboarding skills, and set a foundation for other computer courses.

Fee waived for unemployed and underemployed individuals.

Monday/Wednesday, 1/17 - 5/27, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. plus 7 Saturdays

Monday/Wednesday, 3/11 - 4/3, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Fees: Course $212 for non-exempt personnel; $22 supply and insurance fee for non-exempt AND exempt personnel

This course provides the foundation knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and transport patients ranging from non-emergent and routine medical transports to life-threatening emergencies. Successful completion of this state-approved EMT course will qualify the student to sit for the NCOEMS EMT state exam.

All prospective students must take the TABE reading comprehension exam at the time of registration OR have a college transcript reflecting successful completion of college-level English class(es).

Class size is limited.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to register, call (828) 398-7700.

Monday, 2/26 - 4/1, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fees: Course $79 *current price subject to change

Discover how fast you will be playing chord accompaniment to folk and country songs. You'll quickly gain a basic knowledge of reading chord charts, tuning, strumming, chords, and theory with a fingerstyle technique for a more thorough exploration of the instrument's capabilities. Bring your guitar to the first class.

Thursday, 3/14 - 3/28, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fees: Course $69* *current price subject to change

For centuries our ancestors used natural remedies to relieve pain and improve physical and mental states through the use of herbal seeds, bark, roots, flowers, and foliage. Directly involve yourself in the healing process by making your own herbal remedies. Explore choosing herbs, making salves, poultices, and infusions, and stocking your herbal medicine cabinet.

Two Offerings: Friday, 1/19, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 3/15, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fees: Course $77* *current price subject to change

The course covers the material and the required exam for becoming a notary. Upon class completion with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make an application with the NC Secretary of State office. To apply for commissioning as a notary, you must: be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the US; be able to speak, read, and write English; have a high school diploma or equivalent; and reside or have a regular place of work or business in NC. Students must present a current photo ID and have a copy of the required textbook to be admitted to class.

Textbook: NC Notary Public Manual, 2016 Edition. Books are available to purchase at A-B Tech Madison or in the bookstore on the A-B Tech Asheville Main Campus.

Tuesday/Thursday, 1/9 - 5/2, 5-9 p.m (plus additional days)

Fee: Course $242


  • Tuberculin (TB) Test - negative results of TB skin tests within the last 12 months - or - TB symptom screening questionnaire - or - negative results of 1 serum blood test (Quqantiferon, T.Spot (IGRA) within the last 12 months - or - negative chest x-ray with the past 5 years for students who have a history of positive skin tests with written evaluation by a healthcare provider for signs and symptoms within the last 12 months if the x-ray is over 1 year old.
  • COVID Vaccine - 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or fill out a Medical or Religious exemption request form.
  • A non-expired government-issued picture ID, such as a driver's license or a US passport
  • A social security card must be presented at registration. Make sure your name on your social security card and picture ID match.
  • High school diploma/GED or transcripts stating you have graduated from high school. A completed bachelor's or master's degree will also be acceptable. if unable to provide any of these documents, a free reading test will be required.
  • Payment of tuition of $242 is due at the time of registration. (subject to change by the state)
  • The cost of the textbook, workbook, and handout is approximately $95. Students must purchase the Nursing Assistance I textbook and read the first four chapters prior to the first class meeting. Textbook material is covered quickly.
  • A 4100 fee for the NC competency examination is required to be placed on the NC Nurse Aid Registry. This fee is due upon completion of the class.

For more information or to inquire about registering, call (828) 398-7700. Class size is limited to 10 students.