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Continuing Education


EPA Method 9 “Smoke School” for Industrial Emissions

Blue Ridge Community College, in partnership with Opacity Consultants, LLC, is offering EPA Test Method 9 (Smoke School) classroom instruction, field training and testing required for EPA certification.  Many industrial facilities emit emissions visible to the human eye, with federal, state and local agencies establishing emission limits and monitoring requirements (codified federal law described in 40 CFR 60, Appendix A). 

Meets: One Tuesday, Sep 9, 8 am-noon; BRCC Plecker Center
Fee: $200 (#63161)
To register, call Opacity Consultants (919/902-8602), or visit here

OSHA General Industry Training Courses

Both the 10- and 30-Hour courses below apply toward an Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) General Industry course completion card.  Successful completion of each course – which covers topics pertaining to regulations covered by Standard 29 CFR 1910 - will help to meet General Industry standards established by OSHA. Employees must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on specific hazards of their jobs.  Both courses meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 pm at the BRCC Plecker Center.

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training Course

Meets: Five sessions, Sep 9-23  
Instructor: Tom Boxler
Fee: $139

OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Training Course

Meets: Fifteen sessions, (#15855) Jun 17 –Aug 5 OR
(#57107) Sep 30-Nov 18
Instructor: Tom Boxler
Fee: $349