Career Development - Classes

TECHNOLOGY

Computer Basics for Employment
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
Course ID: 3532
Aug 29-Sept 29           
M-Th  
8:30-11:30am
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
Cost: $185 (waived for qualified students)

Robbins Area Library
161 Magnolia Drive, Robbins
Course ID: 3495
Call (910) 948-4000 for more information and to register.
Aug-Dec                      
Tue: 5:30-7:30pm                                          
Sat: 10am-Noon
Instructor: Crystal Taylor
$130 (waived for qualified students)

Moore County Public Library
101 Saunders Street, Carthage
Course ID: 3496
Call (910) 947-5335 for more information and to register.
Aug-Dec         
Mon: 4-6pm                         
Sat: 1:30-3:30pm
Instructor: Crystal Taylor
$130 (waived for qualified students)

Vass Area Library
128 Seaboard Street, Vass
Course ID: 3500
Call (910) 245-2200 for more information and to register.
Aug-Dec         
Thu: 3:30-5:30 pm                           
Sat: 11:30am-1:30pm
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
$130 (waived for qualified students)

Computer Skills for Employment: Keyboarding Skills
This entry-level class provides students the opportunity to become proficient and accurate on the computer keyboard. It is designed for true beginners or those wanting to improve their speed and technique.

Pinehurst Campus
153 Causey Hall
Course ID: 3839
Nov 21-Dec 15
M-Th  
8:30-11:30am
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
$185 (waived for qualified students)

Computer Skills and Career Readiness Lab
Learn the computer skills you need to search for and apply for a job including online job searches, completing an online application, creating a résumé and submitting it by email. Explore careers, make a career plan, and set personal career goals. Receive one-on-one assistance in a class that is designed as a lab so you can fit attendance to your schedule.

Day Reporting Center
107 North McNeill Street, Carthage
Course ID: 3545
Aug 15-Dec 14          
M/W  
8:30-11:30am
Instructor: Charmain Reid
$185 (waived for qualified students)

 

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
Course Number: 3531
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
Aug 15-25       
M-Th  
8:30-11:30am
$75 (waived for qualified students)

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
Course Number: 3533
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
Oct 3-6           
M-Th  
8:30-11:30am
$75 (waived for qualified students)

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
Course Number: 3534
Oct 10-13       
M-Th  
8:30-11:30am
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
$75 (waived for qualified students)

Pre-Employment Training 
Learn to properly complete an application, write a résumé, and prepare for an interview. Learn job search techniques and how to be safe and successful on a job. This class is a requirement to be considered for employment with Smithfield Packing Company. Call the Hoke Center at (910) 875-8589 for more information.

Sandhills Hoke Center
102 Johnson Hall
1110 East Central Avenue, Raeford
A new class begins on Monday morning the first and third week of each month.

Monday - Friday
8:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Jason Davies
$75 (waived for qualified students)

NCWorks Career Center-Moore County
245 Shepherd Trail, Aberdeen
A new class begins on Monday morning the second week of each month.

Monday - Friday
8:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Jason Davies
$75 (waived for qualified students)

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 Lisa at (910) 944-7697 for more information and to register.

NCWorks Career Center-Moore County
Conference Room
245 Shepherd Trail, Aberdeen

Two sessions per month
W
9-10:30am
Instructor: Phil Laton
$75 (waived for qualified students)

Introduction to Human Services
Introduces you to a career in Human 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
205 Logan Hall
Course Number: 3541
Aug 16-Oct 4                     
TTh      
6-9pm
Instructor: Alfreda Alston
$130 (waived for qualified students)  
$30 assessment fee

 

JOB KEEPING SKILLS

Problem Solving & Conflict Management in the Workplace
Learn to recognize, define, and analyze problems and develop workable solutions to correct them. Learn strategies for resolving conflicts in the workplace. Learn how to be a valuable team member and an effective team leader. Learn how to interact with supervisors to ensure you are meeting their expectations.

Pinehurst Campus
153 Causey Hall
Course Number: 3535
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
Oct 17-20       
M-Th  
8:30-11:30am
$75 (waived for qualified students)

Communication Skills
Learn what communication is and engage in exchanges using the communication cycle. Discover why listening is an integral part of communicating and practice public speaking with your new skills.

Pinehurst Campus
153 Causey Hall
Course Number: 3536
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
Oct 24-27               
M-Th     
8:30-11:30am
$75 (waived for qualified students)

Workplace Survival Skills
Learn the elements that are essential for keeping a job. Learn the importance of attitude, integrity, and ethics for success in the workplace.

Pinehurst Campus
153 Causey Hall
Course Number: 3538
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
Nov 14-17              
M-Th    
8:30-11:30am
$75 (waived for qualified students)

 

LIFE SKILLS

Financial Literacy
Learn basic economic principles and use them to develop the knowledge, reasoning skills, and confidence to improve your opportunities and take responsibility for your future.

Pinehurst Campus
153 Causey Hall
Course Number: 3537
Instructor: Mike Bowyer
Oct 31-Nov 10           
M-Th 
8:30-11:30am
$75 (waived for qualified students)

 

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.

Pinehurst Campus
106 Palmer Trades Center
Course Number: 3510
Instructor: Jane Drzewicki 
Aug 15-31       
MW    
1-5pm
$75 (waived for qualified students)

Sandhills Hoke Center
118 Johnson Hall
Course Number: 3513
Instructor: Jane Drzewicki 
Aug 16-Sept 1 
TTh     
1-4pm
$75 (waived for qualified students)

Key Train Computer Lab
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).

Pinehurst Campus
107 Palmer Trades Center
Course Number: 3511
Instructor: Jane Drzewicki 
Sept 12-Oct 19           
MW    
1-5pm
$75 (waived for qualified students)

Sandhills Hoke Center
118 Johnson Hall
Course Number: 3514 
Instructor: Jane Drzewicki 
Sept 6-Oct 4                   
TTh         
1-4pm
$75 (waived for qualified students) 

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.

Pinehurst Campus
106 Palmer Trades Center
Course Number: 3512
Instructor: Jane Drzewicki 
Oct 24-Dec 14
MW    
1-5pm
$185 (waived for qualified students)

Sandhills Hoke Center
118 Johnson Hall
Course Number: 3515
Instructor: Jane Drzewicki 
Oct 6-Dec 15  
TTh     
1-4pm
$185 (waived for qualified students)

 

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