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.

TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

Upgrade Your Computer Skills  

Fine tune your computer skills. Engage in hands-on learning based on your individual needs whether you are a beginner or a savvy computer user. Get assistance with job searches, preparing cover letters, creating your résumé or completing an online application.
Instructor: Mike Bowyer

Pinehurst Campus
153 Causey Hall
$130 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: 4.5

3531  Aug 13-Sept 6     M-Th     1:30-4:30pm

3539  Nov 12-Dec 13    M-Th     1:30-4:30pm

Robbins Area Library
161 Magnolia Drive, Robbins
Instructor: Crystal Taylor
Call (910) 948-4000 for more information and to register.
$75 (waived for qualified students)

3563    TBD                T             5:30-7:30pm                                           S              10am-Noon

Vass Area Library
128 Seaboard Street, Vass
Call (910) 245-2200 for more information and to register.
$75 (waived for qualified students)

3566    TBD             TTh            2:30-4:30 pm

QuickBooks

QuickBooks Pro 2015
Level 1 Beginner

Includes the following topics: Common business accounting terms, introduction to QuickBooks®, creating a new company file, working with lists, establishing your chart of accounts, setting up items, tracking customers and sales, tracking vendors and expenses, reconciling accounts, processing credit card payments, tracking sales orders and more
Instructor: Renee Claassen
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75 + text
CEU: 5.4

3079      Sept 20 & 21         ThF            1-5pm

QuickBooks Pro 2015 Level 2 Advanced

Topics include: Inventory, Payroll, Sales Tax, Estimates and Time tracking, Balance sheet accounts, and budgets as well as correcting and customizing QuickBooks
Instructor: Renee Claassen
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75 + text
CEU: 5.4

3080     Oct 11 & 12           ThF            1-5pm

QuickBooks Online

(This is a traditional classroom course, not in an online format)

Discover QuickBooks online. Learn the basic features and functionality of Intuit’s cloud-based software application. Content helps you address various challenges faced when using this accounting software.
Instructor: Renee Claassen
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75 + text
CEU: 5.4

3081      Nov 1 & 2             ThF            1-5pm

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

3082   Sept 17-Oct 25      MTh            9-11am

3083   Oct 16– Nov 27     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

3084    Oct 29-Dec 10        MTh         9-11am

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

3086    Sept 17-Oct 24       MW           1-3pm

OS X Sierra Level 2-Using Apps

Make your computer a productive tool. Briefly review 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

3087    Oct 29-Dec 5         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. Topics also included are 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

3088 Sept 17-Oct 24      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 waver 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

3089    Oct 29-Dec 5     MW       10am-Noon

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

3090    Sept 21-Nov 16      F          9am-Noon

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

3091    Sept 18-Oct 25      TTh      10am-Noon

WEB DESIGN

Creating a FREE Website

Get yourself noticed! 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 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

3092    Sept 18-Oct 25       TTh             1-3pm

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography Bootcamp

Unleash your inner photographer. Say goodbye to “Auto” and learn the fundamentals of photography. Dive in and get comfortable with all the dials, modes and menus on the camera. The afternoon is set aside to practice what we’ve learned and create beautiful images. You will see best results if your camera is less than five years old.
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
102 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75.00
CEU: .65

3093    Aug 24                   F         10am-5pm

Understanding the Exposure Triangle

Aperture, shutter speed and ISO, oh my! Transform snapshots into artistic images by using the advanced features on your digital camera and create photos with the WOW factor. Your camera must have program, shutter speed, aperture and manual modes and you will experience best results if the camera is less than five years old.
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
102 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75.00
CEU: .4

3094    Aug 29                   W               1-5pm

The Art of Seeing

Take your photography to the next level by understanding the fundamentals of composition. Together let’s discuss the difference between a mediocre shot and an award winning photograph by studying the elements of design. Discussion, lecture, field work and critique session are included. Train your eye to be a better photographer and watch the magic happen.
Instructor: Laura Gingerich
102 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75.00
CEU: .4

3095    Aug 30                   Th              1 5pm

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. 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

3096    Sept 17-Oct 24       MW           1-3pm

Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 15 Part 2

Bring out your inner artist 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
105 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75.00
CEU: 2.4

3097    Oct 29-Dec 5         MW           1-3pm

Online Tech classes

Classes begin on August 15, September 12, October 17, November 14 and December 12 at www.ed2go.com/sandhills. This is just a sampling of the classes offered. We have many more.

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

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: Wes Little
102 Sirotek Hall
$75.00
CEU: 0.8

2326    Aug 13 & 14           MT           6-10pm

3327    Sept 10 & 11          MT           6-10pm

3328    Oct 8 & 9               MT           6-10pm

3329    Nov 12 & 13          MT           6-10pm

OBD Emissions Control Inspection

Successful completion of this course certifies 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.
Instructor: Wes Little
102 Sirotek Hall
$75.00
CEU: 0.8

3330    Aug 20 & 21           MT           6-10pm

3331    Sept 17 & 18          MT           6-10pm

3332    Oct 15 & 16           MT           6-10pm

3333    Nov 14 & 15          WTh         6-10pm

Vehicle Dealers’ Continuing Education

Required of all non-franchise vehicle dealers in NC, this course includes updates of NC general statutes and DMV policies and procedures.
CEU: 0.6
$75.00
103 Van Dusen Hall
Instructor: Wes Little

3347    Oct 16                   T           9am-4pm

BUSINESS

Bank Teller Training

Designed for those interested in becoming a bank teller. Topics include an introduction to banking operations, handling cash, balancing operations, customer relations, and security procedures.
Instructor: Jamie Deaton
206 Van Dusen Hall
$130.00+text
CEU: 3.6

3334    Oct 9-Nov 15         TTh            6-9pm

Drones for Commercial Use

Whether you are considering starting a business or growing your business with the help of drones, this course allows you to explore the opportunities available to you. The short course includes a brief flight demonstration, an overview on drone selection and purchasing a drone based on your needs.
Instructor: Jonathan Thill
102 Van Dusen Hall
$20.00
CEU: .3

3335    Aug 28                   Tu              2-5pm

Drone Flight Certification

Prepares learners for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)/Drone flight certification. Topics include flight theory, flight operations, and flight training utilizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Guide, North Carolina Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator Permit Knowledge Test Study Guide, and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Division of Aviation UAS flight standards & best practices. Upon completion, students will be prepared to sit for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test and NCDOT UAS Operator Permit.
Instructor: Jonathan Thill
210 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00
CEU: 2.4

3336    Sept 8, 11, 13, 25, 27 and 29         TTHSa       6-9pm,  Sa             9am-3:30pm

3337    Nov 3, 10 & 17      Sa               8-5pm

Drones for Realtors

Drone photos have become an industry standard for real estate agents, but finding a drone pilot can be hard and expensive. Skip the high costs and inconvenience of trying to find a drone photographer, and post your listings faster by becoming your own drone photographer. This course teaches the secrets to drone real estate photos to take your listing to all new heights. Taught by an FAA certified drone pilot.
Instructor: Jonathan Thill
103 Van Dusen Hall
$20.00
CEU: .3

3338        Oct 2               Tu                2-5pm

Drones for Photography

“Photography for me is a passion, a mixture of science and art that creates magic.” -Scott MacQuarrie. Creating magic requires tools to bring the vision of the artist to life, and this course explores one of the newest and most disruptive tools photographers use today: drones. Spend an afternoon exploring how you can begin using drones to take your skills to the next level. During this course, students explore using LUTs (lookup tables), neutral density filters, strategic use of sunlight and time of day, and get hands on with an entry-level 4K drone. This promises to be an interactive engaging afternoon for the techie and artist in every photographer, amateur or professional.
Instructor: Jonathan Thill
102 Van Dusen Hall
$20.00
CEU: .3

3344         Oct 16             Tu               2-5pm

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

3339    Sept 25 & 27         TTh       5:30-9pm

3340    Nov 6 & 7              TW        5:30-9pm

Pinehurst Campus
208 Van Dusen Hall

3341     Aug 21 & 23      TTh       5:30-9:00pm

3342    Oct 16 & 18       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 Reading and Math, Level 5 or higher or verification of a post-secondary degree
Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
204 Van Dusen Hall
$185.00+text
CEU: 7.5

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

HEALTH CARE OCCUPATIONS

Activity Director

Designed to provide basic training to 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 is 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

3304    Sept 11-Nov 15      TTh            6-9pm

Central Sterile Processing

Introduces the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician. Learn practical applications of concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students will 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
$185.00+text
CEU: 9.6

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

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: Jade Mashburn
104 Van Dusen Hall

3306    Aug 20-Dec 12       MW      6-9:00pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Ann Rowe
109 Johnson Hall

3307   Aug 23-Dec 13      TTh     5:30-8:30pm

Nurse Aide, Level 1

This state-certified program prepares students for work under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals in performing hands-on patient care. Prepare for the State Board examination for NC NA Registry listing.
Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for program information.
$205.50+course pack and enrollment approval
CEU: 20.4

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Carolyn Mulcahy and Margaret Dousharm
107 Van Dusen Hall

3310    Aug 15-Dec 12     MW     8:30am-2pm
Lab      2-4pm
Clinical   7:30am-1:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Sharon Parter
129 Upchurch Hall

3311   Aug 15-Dec 12     MW     8:30am-2pm
Lab    2-4pm
Clinical   7:30am-1:30pm

3312   Aug 15-Dec 12     MW      4pm-9:30pm
Lab  2-4pm
Clinical   3:30-9:30pm

Nurse Aide, Level 1 Refresher

This forty-hour program is designed for those whose listing has expired on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry. Eligible students 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.

Sandhills Hoke Campus
Instructor: Jenell Powell
129 Upchurch Hall
$130.00
CEU: 4.0

3313    Aug 21, 23, 28, 30 & 31                TThF                         8:30am-5pm

3314    Sept 25, 27 28, Oct 2 & 4             TThF                         8:30am-5pm

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.

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Sharon Parter
129 Upchurch Hall
$75.00+text
CEU: 2.4

3315    Sept 11, 13, 18 & 20       TTh             9am-3:30pm

3316   Nov 13,14,15 &20            TWTh         9am-3:30pm

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: Kristen Bickel
211 Van Dusen Hall
$185.00+texts
CEU: 11.20

3317    Aug 23-Dec 13       TTh       6-9:30pm

Phlebotomy Technician & Clinical Rotation

Learn 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 Reading for Information 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

3321     Aug 16-Dec 13       TTh             6-9pm
Clinical     MTWThF          8am-4:30pm
3 SA       9am-3pm

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

3322     Aug 15-Dec 12   MW       6-9pm
Clinical     MTWThF              8am-4:30pm
4 SA          9am-3pm

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour certification 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
102 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00
CEU: .8

3324  Oct 23 & 25     TTH         12:30-4:30pm

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
$75.00
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
201 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00+text
CEU: 1.4

3349  Oct 15, 16, 22 & 23     MT     5:30-9pm

HUMAN SERVICES

Income Maintenance Caseworker

This course covers a variety of skills associated with the Income Maintenance Caseworker role to determine service eligibility. Specific focus will include proficiency in the utilization of the NCFAST application. Other topics include skills in communication, interviewing, time management, data gathering/compiling, and data analysis.
Prerequisite: Intro. to Human Services.
Instructor: Alfreda Alston
108 Logan Hall
$130.00
CEU: 4.8

3350     Sept 25-Nov 15      TTh            6-9pm

INDUSTRY

Fork Lift Operator

Participants successfully completing this course are eligible for the fork lift operator’s license. Topics to be presented include basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance, repair costs and safety aspects in operation.
Instructor: Steven Garner
$75.00+text
CEU: 1.1

Pinehurst Campus
102 Van Dusen Hall on Friday
McKean Hall on Saturday

3351    Sept 7 & 8        F         8:30am – 4pm
Sa             8am – Noon

Sandhills Hoke Center
107 Upchurch Hall

3352    Oct 12 & 13       F         8:30am – 4pm
Sa             8am – Noon

Framing

Instruction in this course is related to framing in residential settings. Emphasis is placed on safety, use of power and hand tools, selecting measuring and preparing framing lumber, and the assembly of wall, floor and roof framing systems.
Instructor: David Clark
Habitat for Humanity 2268 NC Hwy 5, Aberdeen
$185.00 + text
CEU:15.6

1353    Aug 20 – Jan 26      MW           6-9pm
Sa             8am-noon