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Occupational Training

Human Resources Development Spanish for the Work World
American Sign Language Career Readiness Certificate
Career Pathways Opportunities


Education to Go Online Classes Spanish for Healthcare


 Human Resources Development (HRD)

Are you between careers or looking for a new career? Gaston College offers a variety of classes, many free to persons who are unemployed or have been notified of a pending layoff, to help you explore career options or begin training for a new career. Courses are also offered in basic computer skills, "soft skills", money management, interviewing, resumes, job search, and workplace readiness in medical and office careers. Also, some HRD classes are offered and taught in Spanish to better prepare our growing population for the workplace. Click here for classes.


American Sign Language

Learn American Sign Language with a qualified instructor. ASL is the dominant sign language used with the deaf community in the US. It is a complete, complex language that not only uses hand signs, but also other movements and postures of the body in the art of communication and is the 4th most commonly used language in the U.S. In this fast, skill-based course, you will learn to communicate with the deaf community in the workplace and other venues.For information  email  or call 704-922-2244 OR email or call 704-922-6250.

Career Pathways Opportunities

A selection of career exploration courses are offered through Human Resources Development. These include Certified Nursing Assistant/Nursing, IT/OST, Construction, Massage Therapy, and Medical Office Administration. For information email or call 704-922-6547.

Education to Go Online Classes

Education to Go (Ed2Go) offers over 400 short duration online classes in a variety of occupational and job-related topics. Go to for further information on upcoming classes.

Spanish for the Work World

This course is designed to provide beginning Spanish for those individuals who need to communicate with Spanish-speaking employees and clients. You will learn dialects and vocabulary as well as cultural differences. You will also gather tips to facilitate successful encounters with those who use Spanish as their first language. For information  email  or call 704-922-2244 OR email or call 704-922-6250.

Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)

The North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate is a portable credential that promotes skills and career development for individuals and confirm to employers that you possess the basic workplace skills in Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. Many local employees recognize, recommend, or require this certificate for incoming employees or current employees seeking promotion. Visit website


A variety of basic computer and computer applications classes are offered for individuals or companies desiring to train their employees on new software. Be ready to enter the workplace with needed computer skills or update your existing skills for your current employment. For information  email  or call 704-922-2244 OR email or call 704-922-6250.

Spanish for Healthcare

Learn to communicate with your Spanish speaking patients to obtain information. During this course your main focus will be learning how to communicate medical advice. For information  email  or call 704-922-2244 OR email or call 704-922-6250.

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