Career Development - Classes

The Career Development program at Sandhills Community College is a workforce development program that provides skills assessment services, employability skills training, and career development counseling to individuals in transition and the emerging workforce. 

Our goal is to assist students in assessing their interests, personality traits, and abilities, in setting career and/or educational goals, and in creating a pathway that will lead to economic, social, and educational success.

Career Development classes are available to all and may be free for qualified students. Students may also be eligible for a Continuing Education scholarship.

Contact Jenny Troyer at (910) 695-3926 or troyerj@sandhills.edu for more information.

Learn the computer skills you need to search for and apply for a job including networking, email etiquette, resumes, online applications, etc. These classes are small, with hands-on computer learning based on your individual needs and are for beginners or savvy computer users.

Pinehurst Campus
153 Causey Hall
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
$185 (waived for qualified students)
2531       May 15-Jun 15   M-Th     8:30-11:30am
2535       Jul 17-Aug 10      M-Th     8:30-1130am

Robbins Area Library
161 Magnolia Drive, Robbins
Call (910) 948-4000 for more information and to register.
Instructor: Mark Adkins
$75 (waived for qualified students)
2489       May-Aug             T              5:30-7:30pm                                       S              10am-Noon
Moore County Public Library
101 Saunders Street, Carthage
Call (910) 947-5335 for more information and to register.
Instructor: Crystal Taylor
$75 (waived for qualified students)
2500       May-Aug             M            4-6pm                                   S              1:30-3:30pm

Vass Area Library
128 Seaboard Street, Vass
Call (910) 245-2200 for more information and to register.
Instructor: Mark Adkins
$75 (waived for qualified students)
2491       May-Aug             Th           2:30-4:30 pm                                     S             10:30am-12:30pm

CAREER PLANNING & JOB SEEKING SKILLS

Career Exploration & Planning
Explore career opportunities, set goals, and visualize improvements needed to reach your potential. Develop a written plan of action.

Pinehurst Campus
153 Causey Hall
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
$75 (waived for qualified students) 
2532       Jun 19-29             M-Th     8:30-11:30am

How to Interview with Confidence
Learn to sell yourself and stand out from the crowd. You will receive tips for the interview: what to say, how to say it, and the ten questions that will make or break your interview. You will have the opportunity to participate in a mock interview. 

Pinehurst Campus
153 Causey Hall
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
$75 (waived for qualified students)
2534  Jul 10-13   M-Th     8:30-11:30am

How to Write a Dynamic Résumé
Learn marketing and branding techniques to make your résumé stand above the competition. Learn to use key words to get your résumé noticed on the internet.

Pinehurst Campus
153 Causey Hall
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
$75 (waived for qualified students)
2533 Jul 3-6         M-Th     8:30-11:30am

Re-Employment Services Workshops
Discover a career that matches your skills or develop a training plan to learn new skills, explore career opportunities, and develop a written plan of action. Create or update your résumé, customizing it for different jobs. Learn to sell yourself and stand out from other applicants in an interview. Learn to deal with the stress of long-term unemployment and how to use your age as an asset in your job search. Call Tennille at (910) 944-7697 for more information and to register.

NCWorks Career Center-Moore County
245 Shepherd Trail, Aberdeen
Conference Room
Instructor: Phil Laton
$75 (waived for qualified students)
Two sessions per month               W            9-10:30am

Introduction to Human Services: Income Maintenance Worker
Introduces you to a career in Human Services as an Income Maintenance Worker at the Department of Social Services and provides knowledge required to be successful in an entry-level position. WorkKeys assessments are administered in this class and are a prerequisite for Phase II of this program - Human Services Certificate (see Career Training section). 

Pinehurst Campus
124 Logan Hall 
Instructors: Alfreda Alston and Jane Drzewicki
$130 (waived for qualified students)       $45 assessment fee
2540       May 16-Jul 13     TTh         2-5pm
2541       Jul 6-Aug 31        TTh         6-9pm

PERSONAL AND HOME CARE AIDE TRAINING

Introduction to Direct Care Work-Phase 1
Introduces you to direct care work (DCW) settings, what it takes to be a Direct Care Worker, how to get and keep a job, and other interpersonal skills training. Helps you decide if DCW is for you. Completers will receive CPR certification.
Instructor: Denise Goins
$75 (waived for qualified students)
$7 CPR Certification

Pinehurst Campus
106 Palmer Trades Center
2510       May 15-24           MW       12:30-3:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
118 Johnson Hall 
1110 East Central Avenue, Raeford
2513       May 16-25           TTh         12:30-3:30 pm

Key Train Computer Skills
Learn computer basics and use the Key Train software to prepare for the Work Keys® Reading for Information Assessment (required for Phase 3 of this program - Nurse Aide Level I).
Instructor: Denise Goins
$75 (waived for qualified students)
$15 assessment fee

Pinehurst Campus
107 Palmer Trades Center
2511       May 31-Jun 7     MW       12:30-3:30pm 

Sandhills Hoke Center
118 Johnson Hall
1110 East Central Avenue, Raeford
2514       May 30-Jun 6     TTh         12:30-3:30pm 

Direct Care Basics-Phase 2
Build upon skills introduced in Phase I and progress to Include skills used in home management and personal care tasks using limited assistance. Completers will receive a Sandhills Community College certificate as a Personal and Home Care Companion. 
Instructor: Denise Goins
$185 (waived for qualified students)

Pinehurst Campus
106 Palmer Trades Center
2512       Jun 12-Aug 14    MW       12:30-3:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
118 Johnson Hall
1110 East Central Avenue, Raeford
2515       Jun 8-Aug 10      TTh         12:30-3:30pm

 

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