Your Success Is Our Mission


Check out our rapidly growing Computer and Information Technology program featuring courses on: 

Prepare for a new career or upgrade existing skills through BRCC's Continuing Education. Learn PC maintenance and repair, website development, Microsoft IT Academy courses in Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Office and Windows 8, Macintosh applications, Networking Basics and Social Media.

The Continuing Education department is available to help upgrade your skills and prepare for general computer knowledge, or careers in areas such as: PC maintenance and repair, online medical office training, desktop publishing, or web development. With weekly sessions students quickly learn to operate a computer and become proficient in many software programs.

Adobe allows business to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater success.

Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

The most popular photo editing program of photographers, graphic designers, web designers, and other graphic professionals. Learn the basic techniques and applications.

back to top ▲ 

BRCC offers a variety of classes in the use of Apple products.

Apple Logo

MacIntosh Basics

Learn the basic skills to get your Mac up and running. In addition to basic system use and system preferences, this course will cover an overview of iLife and other common Apple programs including Address Book, iCal, iTunes, Mail, Safari, and Text Edit. 


More MacIntosh Applications

This intermediate level course covers more advanced Mac applications and programs, including iPhoto, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers — from the Apple iLife and iWork software packages. Students must have a basic understanding of the Apple operating system. (New Mac users should begin by taking the Mac for Beginners course.)

  • Learn to Use Your iPad/IPhone
  • Learn to Use Your iPad/iPhone for Photos
  • Apple iMovie Made Easy
  • Apple Pages, Numbers & Keynote Made Easy

back to top ▲ 



BRCC offers a wide variety of courses to teach the use of Microsoft products.

Microsoft Logo

Microsoft Excel 2013

Microsoft Excel is the most prominent spreadsheet program in the business world and professionals everywhere are expected to have a working knowledge of the software. In this course, students enter, calculate, and analyze numerical data. They learn to create customized charts, edit worksheets and manipulate formulas and functions and format cell properties. 

Microsoft Word 2013

In this course, students gain a practical approach to some of the features of Microsoft Word including the Office ribbon, mail merge, tables, proofreading and formatting tools, as well as learn to use Microsoft Word to create professional business documents. 


Microsoft Office 2013

This course will provide the skills needed to navigate Word, Excel, and Power Point with proficiency using Microsoft Office 2010, so students can help their workplace adapt to the new version of Microsoft. 


Microsoft Windows 8 

This class introduces Microsoft’s newest operating system — Windows 8. In this class students learn the basics of Windows 8 and become confident in this new environment. Students learn to navigate the user interface, use the Start Screen and Tiles, use apps, view photos, listen to music and navigate the file system and control panel. This class is for beginners to intermediate users who are new to Windows 8. 


Microsoft Access 2013


Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

back to top ▲ 


Other Computer Courses

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Google Tools for Home and Business
  • Networking Basics
  • PC Repair
  • QuickBooks & Accounting Basics
  • Routing & Switching
  • Learn to Use Your Chromebook
  • Windows Server Design & Admin
  • Social Media Applications for Business & Personal Use
  • Becoming Computer Savvy

back to top ▲ 


Contact Us

M.C. Gaylord
Program Assistant - Business Training and Small Business Center
(828) 694-1779
Blue Ridge Community College/ Continuing Education
M. C. Gaylord
180 West Campus Dr.
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone: (828) 694-1779
Fax: (828) 694-4774