Career Training 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.

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

1304    Feb 26 – May 2      TTh            6-9pm

COT Exam Review (Certified Ophthalmic Technician’s Exam)

This course will review the content areas for taking IJCHAPO’s COT written exam. It will cover the topics listed on IJCHAPS website.
Instructor: Alberta Purvis
136 Kennedy Hall
$75.00
CEU: .12

1305     Mar 12 – Apr 16    T        5:30-7:30pm

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
1306    Jan 23 – May 13     MW      6-9:00pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Ann Rowe
109 Johnson Hall
1307    Jan 22 – May 9     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 or Lori Degre at 695-3939 for enrollment approval.
$205.50+course pack
CEU: 20.4

Pinehurst Campus
107 Van Dusen Hall
1310     Jan 7 – May 6     MW      8:30am-2pm                           Lab                           2-4pm                      Clinical                     7:30am-1:30pm
1311    Jan 8 – May 7     TTh       4pm-9:30pm                           Lab                           2-4pm                      Clinical                    3:30-9:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
129 Upchurch Hall
1312    Jan 7 – May 6     MW      8:30am-2pm                           Lab                           2-4pm                      Clinical                     7:30am-1:30pm

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
$130.00
CEU: 4.0

Pinehurst Campus
107 Van Dusen Hall
1313    May 13-17      M-F         8:30am-5pm

Sandhills Hoke Campus
129 Upchurch Hall
1314   Mar 12, 14, 15, 19 & 21                                                   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
Instructor Jenell Powell
$75.00+text
CEU: 2.4

Pinehurst Campus
107 Van Dusen Hall
1315    April 18, 23, 25 & 26                                                      ThTThF                     9am-3:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
129 Upchurch Hall
1316    Feb 14, 15, 19 & 21                                       ThFTTh                     9am-3:30pm

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. This class prepares you for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
$255.00+text
CEU: 10.5

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Terri Rush
203 Van Dusen Hall
1317    Jan 14 – May 15     MW      6-9:00pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Jackie Pepich
107 Johnson Hall
1319  Jan 15 – May 14    TTh      5:30-8:30pm

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.
$185.00+texts
CEU: 11.20

Pinehurst Campus
Instructor: Kristen Bickel
211 Van Dusen Hall
1318    Jan 22 – May 9       TTh       6-9:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Livia Jennings
129 Upchurch Hall
1320    Jan 23 – May 13     MW      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 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
1321 Jan 15 – May 9   TTh                   6-9pm                           Clinical        MTWThF 8am-4:30pm                            3 SA                            9am-3pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
Instructor: Rachel Hall, CPT
109 Johnson Hall
1322 Jan 16 – May 8      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 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
102 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00
CEU: .8

1324   Mar 26 & 28    TTh         12:30-4:30pm

AGRICULTURE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

NC Real Agricultural Entrepreneurship

This six-week program is for small business owners who grow crops or trees, raise livestock, or make sauces, pickles or jams with items from a farm or garden. Participants learn how to: strengthen their business savvy to gain the highest profit margin; consider pricing challenges and the logistics of getting products to the best market; and how to generate income between growing seasons.
Instructor: Fenton Wilkinson
102 Van Dusen Hall
CEU:2.4
$75.00

1356    Feb 2-Mar 9           S           9am-1pm

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

1325    Jan 14 & 15           MT           6-10pm
1326    Feb 11 & 12           MT           6-10pm
1327    Mar 11 & 12          MT           6-10pm
1328    Aprl 15 & 16          MT           6-10pm
1329    May 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.
Instructor: Wes Little
102 Sirotek Hall
$75.00
CEU: 0.8

1330    Jan 28 & 29            MT           6-10pm
1331    Feb 25 & 26           MT           6-10pm
1332    Mar 25 & 26          MT           6-10pm
1333    Apr  29 & 30          MT           6-10pm
2334    May 20 & 21          MT           6-10pm

Vehicle Dealers’ Continuing Education

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

1335        Apr 4            Th            9am – 4pm

BUSINESS

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.
Instructor: Jamie Deaton
206 Van Dusen Hall
$130.00+text
CEU: 3.6

1336    Mar 19 – Apr 25     TTh            6-9pm

Job Opportunities in Drone Technology

This two-hour mini-session can help you discover how to change your life or destination. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS/UAV) Drone technology is “emerging” and “disruptive” with so many applications and uses across many commercial enterprises and industries. This is a skill set that is quickly learned and much in demand with scores of opportunities for those who become certified through the F.A.A. Come and explore innovative new opportunities available to you through UAS Drone technology flight skills!   A flight demonstration will be included as well as an overview on how to invest in yourself with “uplifting” results.
Instructor: Mickey Prosser
$20.00
CEU: .2

Pinehurst Campus
103  Van Dusen Hall
1337         Jan 16               W               3-5pm

James H. Garner Center (Westmoore)
Room 114
1338         Mar 13              W               3-5pm

F.A.A. Remote Drone Pilot Certification

This course prepares you for the F.A.A. Part 107 Remote Pilot certification exam. Topics include flight theory, flight operations, and flight training, national air space & weather 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: Mickey Prosser
$185.00 + text (price includes a drone)
CEU: 4.0

Pinehurst Campus
203 Van Dusen Hall
1339    Jan 29-Feb 28        TTh                                                 6:30-8:30pm                               Classroom                               Feb 2 & 16 S                                                       10am-2:30pm                    Flying

James H. Garner Center (Westmoore)
Room 114
1340    Mar 19 – Apr 18     TTh                                                 6:30-8:30pm                            Classroom                Mar 23 &  Apr 6        S                                                       10am-2:30pm                   Flying

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  29 & 31      TTh            5:30-9pm
1342    Mar  19 & 21     TTh            5:30-9pm

Pinehurst Campus
208 Van Dusen Hall
1343     Feb 19 & 21      TTh       5:45-9:15pm
1344    Apr  23 & 25      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
202 Van Dusen Hall
$185.00+text
CEU: 7.5

1345    Feb 11 – May 6      MW           6-9pm           Make-up test on May 13

Real Estate Mandatory Update #9919

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
103 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$50
CEU: .4

1346    May 9          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
103 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$50
CEU: .4

1347    May 9             Th           1:30-5:30pm

SHRM Certification

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the Human Resource field, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. Email Lori Degre at degrel@sandhills.edu for eligibility criteria. There will be a mandatory pre-class information session on January 15 at 6:30 pm in 103 Van Dusen Hall.
Instructor: Gail Brown
202 Van Dusen Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$680.00 tuition and supplies
CEU: 3.6

1355    Jan 22 – Apr 9      T        6:30-9:30pm

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

1348    February 2, 9, 16 & 23                                   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

1349    Mar 11, 12, 18 & 19                            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 will 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

1350     Jan 15 – Mar 7       TTh            6-9pm

INDUSTRY

Fork Lift Operator

Participants successfully completing this course will be 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
103 Van Dusen Hall on Friday
McKean Hall on Saturday
1351    Mar 22 & 23                                                                 F                              8:30am-4pm                             Sa                             8am-Noon

Sandhills Hoke Center
107 Upchurch Hall
1352    Apr 26 & 27                                                                  F                               8:30am-4pm                             Sa                             8am -Noon

HVAC: Heating & Air Conditioning

The first course offering of the new Construction Industry Training program.

This program provides students with the skills necessary to become a heating and air conditioning technician. Course topics focus on operating principles of heating and cooling systems with emphasis on safety, theory and principles of refrigeration, types of heating/cooling systems, Ohm’s law, load calculation, troubleshooting using the various types of test equipment, servicing, repairing and installing components/entire systems and employment of customer service techniques.

The new Construction Industry Training Program will include many areas of basic construction including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and construction management. Participants will gain entry-level and advanced skills (with certifications), and management skills for key technical areas of the construction industry.
Instructor: Matt Bialer
106 Palmer Trades Bldg
$185.00 + text
CEU: 12.0

2354     Jan 7 – May 29          MW         6-9pm

TEAM BUILDING

Sandhills High Adventure Ropes Course
The Sandhills High Adventure will guide participants through physical and mental challenges, which promote creative, productive, and motivated teams. It will challenge participants to succeed in team building, self-motivation, problem solving, decision-making and effective communication. Prior registration required. Must be at least 16 years old. Waiver and medical release forms required. Parent signature required if under 18. Email degrel@sandhills.edu for required forms. You can also schedule your own private group adventure! Bring a bag lunch.
Instructor: Rick Hall
103 Van Dusen Hall (meet to do forms)
$75.00

1357         Mar 16           S              9am-3pm
1358         Apr 13            S              9am-3pm
2359         May 18           S              9am-3pm