Career Training and Professional Development Class Schedule

Whether you need a little byte of knowledge or a terabyte of advanced technology education, we have classes for you in Continuing Education. Course topics range from the most basic information for the absolute beginner to highly technical skills needed in the workplace.

Whatever your stage in computer use, your classmates will be right there with you. Have fun, make new friends and learn how to use computers and computer software.

For additional information, contact Lori Degre at 910-695-3939 or


Windows 10 Level 1

Master the Windows 10 operating system. Discover Windows applications, terminology, and Start Menu functions as well as operational basics. Students should have access to the Windows 10 operating system.
Instructor: Phil Laton & Pete McLendon
107 Palmer Trades Building
$75+text+flash drive
CEU: 2.4

Jun 8-Aug 3   F       9-12pm
No class on June 29.

June 12-July 26            TTh        6:30-8:30pm
No class the week of July 4.

Windows 10 Level 3

Master the Windows 10 operating system with a deeper look into Windows 10. The ribbon will be explored along with other applications. This class is designed to promote better productivity skills.
Instructor: Phil Laton
107 Palmer Trades Building
$75+text+flash drive
CEU: 2.4

Jun 7-Aug 2   Th    9-12pm
No class on June 28.

iPad Basics

Maximize your productivity using many of the applications found on your iPad. Learn about Contacts, Mail, Messages, Calendar, Camera, as well as Notes, Reminders, Safari, and others. Also included is downloading and installing apps from the App Store. Students must bring their iPad or iPhone to class with the latest operating system (iOS) installed.
Instructor: Dave Bartlett
107 Palmer Trades Building
CEU: 2.4

Jun 11-July 25              MW        10am-Noon
No class the week of July 4.

Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 15

Bring out the artist in yourself as you learn about editing in Raw, using the Guided and Expert mode in Editor, including different types of layers and blends to correct or combine two or more photos, as well as creating a type mask and montages. Learn to frame photos, create twirl effects, push a photo though text, add texture, and make a photo look like a painting. A flash drive 8GB or larger is recommended. Prerequisites: Elements 15 Part 1, or prior experience, and a good working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, file management, and a creative mind.
Instructor: Darrell Kirchman
107 Palmer Trade Center
CEU: 2.4

June 11-July 25           MW        1 – 3pm
No class the week of July 4.


Auto Safety Inspection

Successful completion of this course will certify students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. Prerequisite: valid driver’s license.
CEU: 0.8
Instructor: Wes Little
102 Sirotek Hall

1328    May    7 & 8           MT           6-10pm

2324    June 11 & 12          MT           6-10pm

2325    July 9 & 10            MT           6-10pm

2326    Aug 13 & 14           MT           6-10pm

OBD Emissions Control Inspection

Successful completion of this course will certify students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles OBD Emissions Control Inspection Law. Prerequisite: Certified Auto Safety Inspection. This is also the Recertification class.
CEU: 0.8
Instructor: Wes Little
102 Sirotek Hall

1333    May 14 & 15          MT           6-10pm

2328    June 13 & 14         WTH         6-10pm

2329     July  11 & 12          WTH         6-10pm

3330    Aug 20 & 21           MT           6-10pm


Bank Teller Training

Designed for those interested in becoming a bank teller, this course will include an introduction to banking operations, handling cash, balancing operations, customer relations, and security procedures. Upon successful completion of the course, students are guaranteed an interview with a local bank.
Instructor: Jamie Deaton
206 Van Dusen Hall
CEU: 3.6

2337    May 17 – June 26   TTH            6-9pm

Notary Public

A notary public is officially authorized to witness signatures on legal documents, collect sworn statements, and administer oaths. Participants must have a high school diploma or GED and no felony convictions.
Instructor: Ron Utley
CEU: 0.7

Pinehurst Campus
202 Van Dusen Hall

2339    June 4 & 6          MW         5-8:30pm

3341    Aug 21 & 23        TTH          5:30-9pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
108 Johnson Hall

2341    May 21 & 23       MW         5-8:30pm

2340    July 9 & 11          MW         5-8:30pm

Real Estate Pre-Licensing

This course prepares the student for the Sales and Broker Licensing examination. Topics covered include real estate terms, contracts, leases, ownership, licensing law, finance, listing and closing of property, property valuation, and building construction.
Prerequisite: Work Keys Workplace Documents and Math, Level 5 or higher or verification of a post-secondary degree
Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
202 Van Dusen Hall
CEU: 7.5

3345    Sept 10 – Dec 12        MW        6-9pm
Make-up test on December 17.
No class Oct 8 & 10.


Central Sterile Processing

This course introduces the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician. The course includes practical applications of learned concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of sterilization/disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments/supplies.
Instructor: Karen Furr
214 Van Dusen Hall
CEU: 9.6

3305    Aug 20- Dec 12      MW      6-9:00pm

EKG Technician

Learn the required skills to become a certified EKG Technician and work in a variety of healthcare settings. Topics include cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac cycle, EKG strip analysis, 12 lead EKG, and EKG procedures.
CEU: 9.6

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Ann Rowe
104 Van Dusen Hall

2306    May 16- Aug 13      MW      5-9:00pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
109 Johnson Hall

2307    May 17- Aug 14      TTH       5-9:00pm
No class week of July 4.

Medical Administrative Assistant

Administrative medical assistants are valuable members of the healthcare team who can handle a broad range of duties, including patient registration, telephone, scheduling, medical records, accounts receivable, data entry, and medical claims. Upon completion, you will be prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
CEU: 13.0

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Jackie Pepich
201 Van Dusen Hall

3308    July 9 – Dec 12       MW      6-9:00pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Jackie Pepich
107 Johnson Hall

3309    Jul 12 – Dec 13       TTh       6-9:00pm

Nurse Aide, Level 1

This state-certified program will prepare students for work under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals in performing hands-on patient care. The course includes preparation for the State Board examination for NC NA Registry listing.
Please contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for program information.
$205.50+course pack
CEU: 20.4

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Marta Kane
107 Van Dusen Hall

2314     May 22 – July 25
MTWTH                    8:30am-2pm
Lab                           2-4pm
8 days of Clinicals      7:30am-1:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Sharon Parter
129 Upchurch Hall

2311    May 22 – July 25
MTWTH                    8:30am-2pm
Lab                           2-4pm
8 days of Clinicals      7:30am-1:30pm

Medication Administration Aide

The course meets training requirements for the NC Board of Nursing Medication Aide Certification. The training prepares Nurse Aides to administer medications to skilled nursing facility residents. Course topics include scope of duties, legal and ethical responsibilities, administration of medications by various routes, infection control and documentation including commonly used abbreviations.
Please contact Jenell Powell at (910) 695-3965 for enrollment approval.
Instructor: Jenell Powell
107 Van Dusen Hall
CEU: 2.4

2315    July 2,3,9 & 10       MT      8:30 – 3pm

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Instructor: Heather Trevarrow, Christine Ganis
103 Van Dusen Hall
CEU: .8

2316  June 1 & 4    MF        8:30am-12:30pm

Pharmacy Technician

Designed to prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and for entry-level employment. Topics include technical procedures for preparing and dispensing prescriptions, packaging and labeling, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, pharmacy calculations, and over-the-counter drugs. Upon completion, students will be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a community pharmacy setting.
Instructor: Kim Kremer, Pharm-D, B.S. Chemistry
211 Van Dusen Hall
CEU: 11.25

2317  May 17 – Aug 14       TTH       5-9:30pm
No class July 3

Phlebotomy Technician & Clinical Rotation

Learn the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in various healthcare settings and blood donation centers. Topics include venipuncture, specimen handling, record-keeping, and the healthcare profession. A Work Keys Workplace Documents test, drug screening, background check, and current immunizations are required for registration.
Please email for a complete list of program requirements.
CEU: 22.00

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Lavita Crichlow
104 Van Dusen Hall

3321     Aug 16 – Dec 13
TTH            6-9pm
3 SA                          9am-3pm
2.5 weeks of Clinicals:       M-F         8am-4:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Rachel Hall, CPT
109 Johnson Hall

3322     Aug 15 – Dec 12
MW           6-9pm                           3 SA                          9am-4pm
2.5 weeks of Clinicals:       M-F          8am-4:30pm



Learn the basics of bartending as a profession or for home use in only four Saturdays. Topics include popular mixed drinks, wine, utensils, glassware, fruit cutting, bar procedures, and ABC laws.
Instructor: Tyrone Thomas
Clement Dining Room Dempsey Center
CEU: 2.4

3348    Sept 8 – 29         SA             9am-3pm

ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation

Learn the basics of food handling safety and facility sanitation requirements. This course is recommended for all food service facilities, including supervisory personnel, culinary professionals, and food service staff.
Instructor: Karen Cusano
202 Van Dusen Hall
CEU: 1.4

2349   July 9, 10, 16 & 17     MT      5:30-9pm