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Career Training Classes at Sandhills in January

The Continuing Education Career Training program at Sandhills Community College is a perfect local resource for adult learners who want to improve workplace skills, achieve job certification or recertification, improve employment marketability or explore new opportunities.

Health Care Occupations

In “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.

“EKG Technician” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 23-May 13 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.

This state-certified program “Nurse Aide, Level 1” 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.

“Nurse Aide, Level 1” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 7-May 6, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. with lab 2-4 p.m. and another class Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8-May 7 from 4-9:30 p.m. with lab 2-4 p.m. The cost is $205.50 plus the cost of the course pack.

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. “Medical Administrative Assistant” prepares you for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

“Medical Administrative Assistant” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 14-May 15 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $255 plus the cost of the text.

“Pharmacy Technician” is designed to prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and 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.

“Pharmacy Technician” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 22-May 9 from 6-9:30 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.

Learn the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in various healthcare settings and blood donation centers in “Phlebotomy Technician & Clinical Rotation.” 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.

“Phlebotomy Technician & Clinical Rotation” will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15-May 9 from 6-9 p.m., with two weeks of clinical time Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and four Saturday classes from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $205.50 plus the cost of the text.

Automotive Technologies

Successful completion of “Auto Safety Inspection” certifies students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. The prerequisite for this class is a valid driver’s license.

“Auto Safety Inspection” will be held on Monday, Jan. 14 and Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $75.

“OBD Emissions Control Inspection” certifies students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles OBD Emissions Control Inspection Law. The prerequisite for this class is “Certified Auto Safety Inspection.” This is also the Recertification class.

“OBD Emissions Control Inspection” will be held on Monday, Jan. 28 and Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $75.

Business

“Job Opportunities in Drone Technology” is a two-hour mini-session. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS/UAV) technology has many applications and uses across many commercial enterprises and industries. The skill set can be quickly learned and is in demand with scores of opportunities for those who become certified through the F.A.A. Explore opportunities available through UAS Drone technology flight skills. A flight demonstration is included.

“Job Opportunities in Drone Technology” will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $20.

“F.A.A. Remote Drone Pilot Certification” prepares you for the F.A.A. Part 107 Remote Pilot certification exam. Topics include flight theory, flight operations, and flight training, national airspace & 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.

“F.A.A. Remote Drone Pilot Certification” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 29-Feb. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with two Saturday classes, Feb. 2 & 16 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text. Price includes a drone.

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. “SHRM Certification” 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.

“SHRM Certification” will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 22-April 9 from 6:30 p.m-9:30 p.m. The cost is $680 plus the cost of supplies.

Human Services

“Income Maintenance Caseworker” 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.

“Income Maintenance Caseworker” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15-March 7 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $130.

Industry

“HVAC: Heating & Air Conditioning” is 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.

“HVAC: Heating & Air Conditioning” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 7-May 29 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.

Customized Training for Business and Industry

The Sandhills Community College Continuing Education team can customize courses to meet the specific needs of a business or industry, provide resources to assist in developing new training initiatives or to maintain and support current efforts. Classes can be held at convenient times for you and your staff at any SCC location, your business, or other convenient locations.

For business and Career Training, contact Lori Degre at degrel@sandhills.edu or (910) 695-3939. For Industrial and Technical Classes, contact Ronnie Patton at pattonr@sandhills.edu or (910) 695-3925.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. You may also register by phone with a credit card at (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until noon.

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