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 degrel@sandhills.edu.

MICROSOFT OFFICE CERTIFICATION COURSES

Excel 2016
Prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam. Engage in hands-on learning as you apply learned concepts creating relevant, mock work examples.
Instructor: Christine Payne
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$185+text
CEU: 5.7

1076               Jan 23 – Apr 10                    TTH                6-9pm
(No classes week of March 6 or April 3)

Word
Prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam. Engage in hands-on learning as you apply learned concepts to create relevant work such as brochures, résumé tables, newsletters and more.
Instructor: Christine Payne
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75+text
CEU: 7.8

3077                Sept 11 – Dec 13                  TTH                6-9pm
(No classes the week of Thanksgiving)

Outlook
Uncover the essential tools of Outlook and organize your life by working with email, organizing contacts, managing folders, calendars, notes, tasks and mobile device integration.
Instructor: Phil Laton
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75+text
CEU: 2.4

1079               Jan 19 – Mar 9                       F                      9am-noon

QUICKBOOKS CERTIFICATION COURSES

QuickBooks Online
(This is not an online class; it is in a classroom but teaches cloud-based Quickbooks.)
Prepare for the QuickBooks online certification exam. Discover QuickBooks online – a full coverage of Intuit’s cloud-based software application. Prepare for the workplace by working on two full-length projects mimicking real-world experiences. Prerequisites: Windows 10 operating system experience, knowledge of accounting principles, and using the Internet.
Instructor: Renee Claassen
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$185+text
CEU: 5.4

1080                Jan 29 – Mar 28                   MW                 6-9pm

QuickBooks Pro
Prepare for the QuickBooks certification exam! Learn QuickBooks by using case studies replicating real-world situations giving you the experience you need to be successful in today’s workplace. Prerequisites: Windows 10 operating system experience, knowledge of accounting principles, and using the Internet.
Instructor: Renee Claassen
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$185+text
CEU: 5.4

2081               Apr 9 – Jun 11                       MW                 6-9pm

APPLE MACINTOSH OPERATING SYSTEM & IPAD

OS X Sierra Level 1
Explore, understand and control the operating system of the Apple Macintosh computer including numerous built-in applications, called apps. Learn to manage the filing system for organizing and finding computer generated folders and files. A flash drive 8 GB or larger is required.
Instructor: David Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4

1086                Jan 22 – Feb 28                  MW                 1-3pm

OS X Sierra Level 2 – Using Apps
Make your computer a more productive tool. After a brief review of the use of the operating system and Finder, delve into the use of many applications found on the Apple Macintosh computer.
Instructor: David Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4

1087                Mar 12 – Apr 18                    MW                 1 -3pm

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
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4

1088 Jan 22 – Feb 28          MW                 10am – Noon

iPad Level 2
Continue studying the Mac apps found in the iPad Operating System. Review iPad 1 and then receive more detailed lessons on additional iOS productivity apps. Prerequisite: iPad 1 or a waiver by the instructor or Lori Degre. Each student must bring an iPad or iPhone.
Instructor: Dave Bartlett
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4

1089                Mar 12 – Apr 18                    MW                 10am – Noon

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Auto Safety Inspection
Successful completion of this course certifies students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. Prerequisite: valid driver’s license.
Instructor: Frank Evans
103 Sirotek Hall
$75.00
CEU: 0.8

1324                Jan 8 & 9        MT                  6-10pm
1325                Feb 5 & 6        MT                  6-10pm
1326                Mar 5 & 6       MT                  6-10pm
1327                Apr 9 & 10      MT                  6-10pm
1328                May 7 & 8       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: valid driver’s license. This is also the Recertification class.
Instructor: Frank Evans
103 Sirotek Hall
$75.00
CEU: 0.8

1329                Jan 22 & 23   MT                 6-10pm
1330                Feb 12 & 13    MT                 6-10pm
1331                Mar 12 & 13    MT                 6-10pm
1332                Apr 16 & 17    MT                  6-10pm
1333                May 14 & 15   MT                 6-10pm

BUSINESS

Bank Teller Training
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: Serena Gonzalez
206 Van Dusen Hall
$130.00+text
CEU: 3.6

1340                Mar 13 – Apr 19                    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
$75.00+text
CEU: 0.7

Sandhills Hoke Center
118 Johnson Hall

1341                Jan  23 & 25  TTh                 5:30-9pm
1342                Mar 13 & 15   TTh                 5:30-9pm
2341                May 22 & 24  TTh                 5:30-9pm

Pinehurst Campus
202 Van Dusen Hall

1343               Feb 20 & 22   TTh                 5:45-9:15pm
1344                Apr 17 & 19    TTh                 5:45-9:15pm

Real Estate Pre-Licensing
Provides an intensive review of topics and is designed to prepare 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 Applied Math, Level 5 or higher or verification of a post-secondary degree
Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
202 Van Dusen Hall
$185.00+text
CEU: 7.5

1345                Feb 12 – May 7                     MW                 6-9pm

Real Estate Mandatory Update #9918
All licensed real estate salespeople and brokers must complete a four-hour mandatory NC Real Estate Commission-approved update course.
Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
102 Van Dusen Hall
$50
.8 CEU

1346                May 10            TH                   8:30 – 12:30pm

Real Estate Elective
This course will meet the four-hour continuing education elective set forth by the NC Real Estate Commission.
Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
102 Van Dusen Hall
$50
.8 CEU

1347                May 10            TH                   1:30 – 5:30pm

INDUSTRY

Fork Lift Operator
Participants successfully completing this course will be eligible for the fork lift operator’s license. Topics include basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance, repair costs and safety aspects in operation.
$75.00+text
CEU: 1.1

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Steven Garner
103 Van Dusen Hall on Friday
McKean Hall on Saturday

1335
Apr 13 & 14
F                      8:30am – 4pm
Sa                    8am – Noon

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Steven Garner
107 Upchurch Hall

1336
Apr 27 & 28
F                      8:30am – 4pm
Sa                    8am – Noon

COMPUTER SECURITY

5 Essentials for Keeping Your Computer Safe

The five essentials covered in this course will help you set up protective measures to keep the personal data on your computer safe. Topics covered are updating software, backing up your data using cloud-based storage, virus protection, and more. The prerequisites for this class are Windows 10 operating system experience and knowledge of using the Internet

Instructor: Scott Zimmerman
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 2.4

3097               Sept 5-28       TTh                 9-Noon

Malware Eradication

Learn to identify malware, remove and delete it, and recover the operating system to working condition. If the system has become too damaged to repair due to malware, learn how to reinstall the operating system and programs and how to put back your files and import them into your programs. Space is limited; register early.

Instructor: Scott Zimmerman
106 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 2.4

3099               Aug 28-Sept 25                     MW                 5:30-8:30pm

HEALTH CARE OCCUPATIONS

Activity Director
Become an Activity Director in a healthcare-related setting, such as long-term care or assisted living facilities or adult care homes. Students successfully completing the entire 85 hours of training (60 hours in class and 25 practical experience hours) will receive a Certificate of Completion and can use this course as a step toward a national certification for Activity Coordinators. Background check and drug screening are required by clinical sites at an additional cost to the student.
Instructor: Kim Bazemore
207 Van Dusen Hall
$185+text+background check
CEU: 8.5

1304                Feb 27 – May 3                     TTh                 6-9pm

EKG Technician
Learn 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.
$185.00+text
CEU: 9.6

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Ann Rowe
104 Van Dusen Hall

1306                Jan 22 – May 9                     MW                 6-9pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Cathy Hester
109 Johnson Hall

1307                Jan 23 – May 10                   TTh                 5:30-8:30pm

Geriatric Nurse Aide
Advance your training as a Nurse Aide by taking Geriatric Nurse Aide. This class is focused on geriatric care with an emphasis on person-centered care concepts, hydration, nutrition, mental health, dementia, behavioral challenges, pain management, palliative care and stress management. Upon completion, students are eligible for listing as a Geriatric Nurse Aide with the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry. Note: Pre-requisite: proof of current listing on the Nurse Aide Registry and that you completed an approved nurse aide training program. Please contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for program information.
Instructor: Carol Mulcahy
Van Dusen Hall
$185
CEU: 10.5

1305                Jan 8 – Mar 22                      MTh                4-9pm

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).
$250.00+text
CEU: 13.0

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Michelle Stout
201 Van Dusen Hall

2308                Jan 17 – June 20                  MW                 6-9pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Michelle Stout
107 Johnson Hall

2309                Jan 16 – June 14                  TTh                 5:30-8:30pm

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.
St. Joseph of the Pines
Instructor: Dorothy McFadden
E4 Pine Knoll
$205.50+course pack
CEU: 20.4

1310
Jan 10 – May 9
MW                                         8:30am-2pm
Lab                                          2-4pm

Apr 9 – May 2
Clinicals
MW                                         7:30am-1:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Sharon Parter
129 Upchurch Hall
$205.50+course pack
CEU: 20.4

1311
Jan 11 – May 8
TTh                                         8:30am-2pm
Lab                                          2-4pm

Apr 10 – May 1                                                                                     Clinicals
TTh                                         7:30am-1:30pm

1312
Jan 10 – May 9
MW                                         4-9:30pm
Lab                                         2-4pm

Apr 9 – May 2                                                                                     Clinicals
MW                                        3:30-9:30pm

Nurse Aide, Level 1 Refresher
This forty-hour program is designed for individuals whose listing has expired on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry. Eligible individuals must have completed a State-Approved Nurse Aide I program and have a certificate or transcript supporting completion. This program is also designed for individuals with a state-recognized or military health care credential.
Please contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval.
Instructor: Jenell Powell
107 Van Dusen Hall
$130.00
CEU: 4.0

1313                April 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13               M-F                   8am-4:30pm

Nurse Aide, Level 2 Competency
NA II Competency Assessment – This course is designed to assess all NA II skills identified on the NA II Task List. After the Nurse Aide II is determined competent in the required skills, the Nurse Aide II can be placed back on the North Carolina Board of Nursing NA II Registry. Please contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval
Instructor: Jenell Powell
107 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00
CEU: 2.25

1314                May 14, 15 & 16                           MTW              8am-4pm

Medication Administration Aide
The course is designed to meet 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 695-3965 for enrollment approval
$75.00+text
CEU: 2.4

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Jenell Powell
107 Van Dusen Hall

1315                Mar 12, 14, 16 & 19                       MWF                       8am – 2:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Sharon Parter
129 Upchurch Hall

1318                Feb 6,8,13,15,20 & 22                   TTh                           4-8pm

Medication Administration for Adult Care Homes
The course is a 15 hour competency based curriculum that provides unlicensed staff with basic knowledge and skills needed to ensure that medication administration is performed in a safe and effective manner. Successful completion of the 15 hour training course will prepare individuals to take the state written medication exam for adult care home staff. Please contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval
Instructor: Jenell Powell
107 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00+text
CEU: 1.5

1316                Mar 21, 23 & 26                    MWF              8:30am-2pm

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, Meg Wilkins
103 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75.00
CEU: .8

1319                Feb 15 & 16   ThF                 8am – noon

1320                Mar 8 & 9       ThF                 8am – noon

Pharmacy Technician
Prepare 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
$185.00+texts
CEU: 11.20

1317                Jan 23 – May 10                   TTh                 6-9:30pm

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 degrel@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements.
$205.50+text
CEU: 22.00

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Lavita Crichlow
104 Van Dusen Hall

1321
Jan 16 – May 10
TTh                 6-9pm

Clinical
MTWThF        8am-4:30pm
3 SA                9am-3pm

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

1322
Jan 17 – May 14
MW                 6-9pm

Clinical           MTWThF           8am-4:30pm
3 SA                9am-3pm

EMAIL

Gmail and Google
Get more out of Google Searches, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, G+, Hangouts, Maps, and more. Prerequisite: a good working knowledge of using the Internet.
Instructor: Phil Laton
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4

1090                Mar 16 – May 11                   F                      9am – Noon

HOSPITALITY & FOOD SERVICE

Bartending
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
$75
CEU: 2.4

1348                March 10 – 31                        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
210 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00+text
CEU: 1.4

1349                Mar 12, 13, 19 & 20              MT                  5:30-9pm

HUMAN SERVICES

Income Maintenance Caseworker
This course goes deeper into the information and strategies necessary to develop a clear understanding of the knowledge required to be successful within an entry-level position in the field of human services.
Prerequisite: Become a DSS Caseworker
Instructor: Alfreda Alston
110 Logan Hall
$130
CEU: 4.8

1353               March 13 – May 10              TTh                 6-9pm
No class the first week in April

 

ONLINE TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

Offered Online at www.ed2go.com/sandhills
Classes start every 6 weeks: August 16, September 13, October 18, November 8 and December 13

Basic, Intermediate & Advanced CompTIA A+ Certification Prep
Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point & Access
Computer Skills for the Workplace
Keyboarding
Blogging and Podcasting
Google Analytics
Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
Python 3 Programming
Game Development
Visual Basic
SQL Database programming
Creating Web Pages
WordPress Websites
Photoshop
Networking
Understanding the Cloud
PC Security
Comp TIA Security & Certification Prep

PHOTOGRAPHY

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera in a Day
Is your digital camera stuck on auto? Are you having a hard time embracing the user manual? If so, this easy-going, hands-on workshop is for you! Enjoy a day at SCC as you learn how to use your digital camera and transform a dull snapshot into an artistic image. Lectures and lively discussions will be followed by fieldwork and friendly photo critiques.
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75.00
CEU: .65

1093                Feb 2              F                      9am – 4pm

Understanding the Exposure Triangle
Take your photography to the next level by understanding Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO. Learn how to shoot in manual mode in this easy-going, hands-on workshop. Produce images with the “WOW” factor using the basics of composition.
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75.00
CEU: .65

1094                Feb 16            F                      9am – 4pm

Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 15 Part 1
Uncover what’s new in Elements 15. Create catalogs and albums, import and organize photos, perform basic editing in the Organizer, as well as how to use the Editor’s Quick and Guided modes. Time permitting, you will also learn the basics of using layers for combining and correcting photos and adding text and graphics. A flash drive 8GB or larger is recommended. Prerequisite: a good working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, and file management.
Instructor: Darrell Kirchman
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75.00
CEU: 2.4

1095                Jan 22 – Feb 28                    MW                 1 – 3pm

Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 15 Part 2
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 through text, add texture, and make the 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
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75.00
CEU: 2.4

1096                Mar 12 – Apr 18                    MW                 1 – 3pm

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media Basics
Put yourself in the driver’s seat of your social media campaign. Learn the importance of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and more. Explore the potential for growing your business, expanding your customer base, and making more money through social media marketing. Feel free to bring your laptop or iPad to class. Anyone having an interest in expanding his or her social media knowledge is welcome. Prerequisite: a good working knowledge of the Internet.
Instructor: Christina Whitten
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4

1091               Feb 12 – Mar 21                   MW                 4 – 6pm

TEAM BUILDING

Sandhills High Adventure Ropes Course
The activities involved in the Sandhills High Adventure will guide participants through physical and mental challenges, which promote creative, productive, and motivated teams. This course will challenge participants to succeed in Team building, Self-motivation, Problem Solving, Decision-making, and Effective communication. For more information contact Lori Degre at 910-695-3939 or degrel@sandhills.edu.

WEB DESIGN

Create a FREE Website
Get noticed! Everyone needs a website. Set up a free basic website for your business or personal use. Choose from interesting templates and combine personal creativity with pictures, links and content information for a finished, operational basic website. Learn how to keep your website up-to-date. Prerequisites: Windows operating system experience and knowledge of using the Internet, a flash drive with pre-loaded pictures for your website and a working email account.
Instructor: Christina Whitten
106 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4

1092                Apr 2 – May 9                        MW                 4 – 6pm

WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM

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
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75+text+flash drive
CEU: 2.4

1082                Jan 22 – Mar 1                      MTh                9-11am

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: Pete McLendon
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75+text+flash drive
CEU: 2.4

1083                Feb 20 – Mar 29                    TTh                 6:30 – 8:30pm

Windows 10 Level 2
Enhance your Windows 10 skills. Discover how to use the Action Center and the all Settings screen, how to customize your Desktop, set up and use virtual desktops, creating folders for basic file management, and how to use File Explorer. A brief introduction to email and the Windows Store will be covered, as well as how to update Windows 10 and keep it safe. Prerequisite: Windows 10 Level 1 or prior experience.
Instructor: Phil Laton
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75
CEU: 2.4

1084                Mar 12 – Apr 19                    MTh                9-11am
2085               Apr 3 – May 22                      T                      6-9pm