Advanced Manufacturing Classes

Certified Production Technician (CPT)

Designed to train students for mastery of manufacturing production systems and minor manufacturing equipment maintenance and repair as specified by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council. The course prepares the student to compete for four MSSC certifications: Safety, Quality Practices and Measurement, Manufacturing Processes and Production, and Maintenance Awareness leading to the comprehensive CPT credential.

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Tim Hernandez
101 Johnson Hall
$185 + $60 MSSC certification fee + $45 per certification (4 Certifications) + text
CEU: 17.1
1434   Aug 26-Apr 15        MW             6-9pm

Mechanical Power Transmission Fund. Level 1

Designed to provide you with the necessary foundation content to understanding working with mechanical power transmissions, this class covers reading blueprints, industrial mathematics to linear motion, drilling speed calculations and more. Topics are instructor led with hands-on demonstrations and troubleshooting performed by the student. Upon successful completion, you should be able to identify and apply learning to all fundamental content and demonstrate safe, proper maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Burdett Rust
Mod 6 & 7
$185 + text
CEU: 10.5
1436   Aug 19-Feb 3         MW      11am-2pm

Mechanical Power Transmission Fund. Level 3

This course introduces the types, functions, and operations of packaging machinery. Topics include filling, labeling, capping, carton forming, conveying, wrapping, and other related topics. Upon successful completion, students should be able to effectively communicate with technicians and engineers on the terms, actions, concepts, and components of packaging machinery. Students will learn about gear drives, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps and piping, and power transmission accessories; preparing them for well paying positions in advanced manufacturing.

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: James Marks
Mod 6 & 7
$185 + text
CEU: 10.5
3434   July 8-Nov 18         MW              6-9pm

Basic Programmable Logic Controls (PLC)

In Basic PLCs, learn basic logic operations, the creation of a PLC program, design of complex logic operations, storage function applications, implementation of program flow control, analog processing, and how to solve complex text assignments. This is the second of three classes in the SCC Automated Technology Certificate program. Prerequisites: Basic electronics or basic knowledge of control engineering (basic logical operations, flip-flops, timers, counters, process control, function plans). Basic knowledge of programming with RSLogix 5000 Rockwell Programming Software.

Instructor: Jason Cook
$185 + $50 Materials
Mod 6
CEU: 9.6
1432   Aug 20-Jan 16        TTH       11am-2pm

Manual Machining II

Machining II is designed to meet entry-level requirements for on-the-job skills. The class instructs students on the advanced operations and set-ups for drill presses, metal-cutting saws, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Students will also produce precision parts utilizing appropriate speeds, feeds, and tooling. Successful students qualify to enroll in the CNC Operations Mill & Lathe.

Prerequisites: Basic Machining or machining experience preferred.

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Shane McNeill|
$185 + $75 Materials +Text
202 Palmer Trades Center
CEU: 14.4
1437   Oct 2-Apr 20          MW             6-9pm

CNC MACHINING – Computer Numerical Control (CNC)

Class Begin August 2019 – Pinehurst Campus

Skilled machinists are in high demand, and employment opportunities are possible in numerous industries. Learn to create and produce precision parts utilizing state-of-the-art industrial equipment.

Mechatronics Level I

Mechatronics Level 1 is a comprehensive multi-level program that teaches students the fundamentals of industrial systems automated technology and prepares them to understand, develop, and troubleshoot automated industrial production systems. Students learn the fundamentals of electrical and mechanical systems, electronics including programmable logic controls systems, line integration and operations, electro-mechanical systems, control systems, servos and sensors, and basic industrial computer systems and operations. Students develop skills in each area by hands-on practice on relevant training platforms and design, implement, and troubleshoot integrated automated systems using a comprehensive, sophisticated industrial system platform.

Prerequisites : MPTF or Electronics’ or Basic PLC Programming.
Sandhills Hoke Center
$185 + text
Instructor: Steve Fisk
Mod 6
CEU: 16.2
1435   Aug 20-Apr 9          TTH              6-9pm


Classes Begin August 2019 – Pinehurst Campus

The Welding Program is based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum and is designed to train students for mastery of basic welding skills and techniques including safety, metal cutting and fitting, and welding skills using generally recognized industry processes. Upon successful completion, students earn the Level 1 NCCER Welding Certification and be prepared to work in entry-level positions.

Instructor: Matt Bialer
107 Palmer Trades Center
CEU: 22.2
2431 Aug 13-May 19 TTH 6-9pm
2434 Aug 17-May 23 Sat 9am-3pm

Upon successful completion of each level, you can earn the level-appropriate NCCER Welding Certification.


The Welding Level 2 program follows the National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) curriculum and builds upon content learned in Welding Level 1. Students learn the physical characteristics and mechanical properties of metals, pre and post heating of metals, gas metal and flux cored arc welding, as well as welding safety and symbols, and interpreting detailed welding drawings. Upon successful completion of written and performance assessments and required training hours, students will be awarded a certificate of completion from NCCER.
Prerequisites: NCCER Welding Level I

Instructor: Matt Bialer
107 Palmer Trades Center
CEU: 22.2
2433 Aug 19-June 10 MW 6-9pm

Upon successful completion of each level, you can earn the level-appropriate NCCER Welding Certification.

HVAC: Heating & Air Conditioning

For the latest information on HVAC class offerings, contact Sandy Perry at 910.695.3974 or

Electrical Level I

Using the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum, students will learn the basic theory and practice of the electrical trade. Offered in partnership with the Sandhills Association of Electrical Contractors, this course is taught by NCCER-certified trainers and overseen by a master NCCER trainer. After successful completion, students are qualified to receive the NCCER Electrician Level 1 Certification, inclusion on the NCCER National Registry for electricians, and entry-level employment.
Instructor: Herbert Hearne
121 Logan Hall
CEU: 16.5
1438 Sep 17-April 16 TTH 6-9pm

Electrical Level II

This course builds upon the concepts and skills acquired in the NCCER Electrical Level I course. Successful completion qualifies students to receive the NCCER Electrician Level II Certification and inclusion on the NCCER National Registry for Electricians.
Prerequisites: Successfully completed NCCER Electrical Level I

Instructor: TBD
107 Palmer Trades Center
CEU: 16.5
1439 Sep 17-April 16 TTH 6-9pm


Designed to cover the basic installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and components, earn your NCCER Plumbing Level 1 Certification. Upon completion you will be able to install/maintain basic plumbing systems, components, appliances
and fixtures through appropriate use of plumbing tools and standard
practices and obtain entry level employment with a plumbing company.
$185 plus Text (Scholarships are available.)
Location: 106 D Juniper Lake Dr. West End, NC 27376
CEU: 16.8
Nov 4 – June 18 MTh 5:30-8:30pm


Class will be offered August 2019

This course prepares individuals with backgrounds in construction to advance to supervisory or management positions. Such positions may include project manager, superintendent, estimator, foreman and inspector. This 336 hour course includes safety, planning, scheduling, estimating, blueprint reading, supervision, and building codes. An overview of the trades involved in construction will be presented. Upon completion of the course, students will be qualified to manage construction projects and have the opportunity to earn a Certified Construction Management credential.