Career Development and Human Resources 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.

COMPUTER BASICS FOR EMPLOYMENT

Improve your computer skills as you perform a job search, prepare a cover letter or email, create your resume, complete an online application, etc. This class provides hands-on learning based on your individual needs whether you are a beginner or a savvy computer user.

Instructor: Mike Bowyer
153 Causey Hall
$185 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: 5.7
3531                Aug 14-Sept 14                     M-Th               8:30-11:30am

$130 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: 4.5
3539                Nov 20-Dec 14                      M-Th               8:30-11:30am

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)
3489                TBD                5:30-7:30pm                           S                      10am-12noon

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

3491         TBD          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 that will lead to your ideal career.

Instructor: Mike Bowyer
153 Causey Hall
$75 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: 2.4
3532                Feb 13-23       M-Th               8:30-11:30am


How to Write a Dynamic Résumé

Improve your resume by using marketing and branding techniques that will enhance your chance of getting a job interview in a competitve job market. Learn to use key words to get your resume noticed on the internet.

Instructor: Mike Bowyer
153 Causey Hall
$75 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: 1.2
3533                Oct 2-5           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 become more confident as you participate in mock interviews.

Instructor: Mike Bowyer
153 Causey Hall
$75 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: 1.2
3534                Oct 9-12         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 Pratt at (910) 944-7697 for more information and to register.

NCWorks Career Center-Moore County

Conference Room
245 Shepherd Trail, Aberdeen
Instructor: Phil Laton
$75 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: .15
Two sessions per month     W                    9-10:30am

Introduction to Human Services: Income Maintenance Worker

Discover a career as an Income Maintenance Worker at the Department of Social Services. Learn the skills 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).

Instructors: Alfreda Alston and Jane Drzewicki
124 Logan Hall
$130 (waived for qualified students)
$45 assessment fee
CEU: 4.5
3541                July 6-Aug 31                        TTh                 6-9pm


JOB KEEPING SKILLS

Analyzing and Solving Problems in the Workplace

Improve your analytical skills as you learn to recognize and define problems that cause workplace conflict and develop workable solutions to resolve them. Learn to be a valuable team member and how to interact with supervisors to ensure you are meeting their expectations.

Instructor: Mike Bowyer
153 Causey Hall
Pinehurst Campus
$75 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: 1.2
3535                Oct 16-19       M-Th               8:30-11:30am

Communication Skills

Learn what communication is and engage in exchanges using the communication cycle. Discover why listening is an integral part of communicating. Conquer your fear of speaking in public as you practice your new skills.

Instructor: Mike Bowyer
153 Causey Hall
$75 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: 1.2
3536                Oct 23-26       M-Th               8:30-11:30am

Workplace Survival Skills

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

Instructor: Mike Bowyer
153 Causey Hall
$75 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: 1.2
3538                Nov 13-16       M-Th               8:30-11:30am

LIFE SKILLS

Financial Literacy

Improve your opportunity for financial success by learning basic economic principles. Use them to develop the knowledge, reasoning skills, and confidence to take responsibility for your future.

Instructor: Mike Bowyer
153 Causey Hall
$75 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: 2.4
3537                Oct 30-Nov 9 M-Th               12:30-3:30pm

PERSONAL AND HOME CARE AIDE TRAINING

Introduction to Direct Care Work-Phase 1

Explore the field of direct care work (DCW). Learn the skills it takes to be a Direct Care Worker and master the soft skills you need to get and keep a job. You will decide if DCW is the right career for you. Completers will receive CPR certification.

Instructor: Denise Goins
$75 (waived for qualified students)
$7 CPR Certification
CEU: 1.6

Pinehurst Campus 

106 Palmer Trades Center

3510                Aug 14-28       MW                 12:30-3:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center

1110 East Central Avenue, Raeford

118 Johnson Hall

3513                Aug 15-29       TTh                 12:30-3:30pm

Key Train Computer Skills

Learn computer skills and gain the confidence to take the WorkKeys assessment by using the KeyTrain software. The Reading for Information Assessment is required for Phase 3 of this program – Nurse Aide Level I.

Instructor: Denise Goins
$130 (waived for qualified students)
$15 assessment fee
CEU: 3.0

Pinehurst Campus 

107 Palmer Trades Center
3511                Aug 30-Oct 4 MW                 12:30-3:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center

1110 East Central Avenue, Raeford
118 Johnson Hall
3514                Aug 31-Oct 3 TTh                 12:30-3:30pm

 

Direct Care Basics-Phase 2

Continue your progress towards a career in Direct Care Work as you learn skills used in home management and personal care tasks, using limited caregiver assistance. Completers will receive a Sandhills Community College certificate as a Personal and Home Care Companion.

Instructor: Denise Goins
$185 (waived for qualified students)
CEU: 6.0

Pinehurst Campus
106 Palmer Trades Center
3512                Oct 9-Dec 13 MW                 12:30-3:30pm

Sandhills Hoke Center
1110 East Central Avenue, Raeford
118 Johnson Hall
3515                Oct 5-Dec 14 TTh                 12:30-3:30pm