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Advanced Manufacturing Classes Begin at SCC in July

Close up of an electrician's hand working. Begin training for your career as an electrician or welder this summer. The Advanced Manufacturing department at Sandhills Community College offers high-tech, in-demand career training through state-of-the-art equipment designed to meet the growing demand for skilled workers. Through partnerships with local employers, this program aligns class offerings and curriculums to provide employers a pipeline of skilled workers with job-specific skills. These programs do not take an extended period to complete, and many students have employment lined up before graduation. We even offer job placement assistance and career coaching. The first few months of these classes will be taught online and will later move to face-to-face hands-on instruction. A computer with a reliable internet connection will be needed.

Using the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum, students will learn the basic theory and practice of the electrical trade in “Electrical Level 1.” Offered in partnership with the Sandhills Association of Electrical Contractors, this course is taught by NCCER-certified trainers and overseen by a master NCCER trainer. After successful completion, students are qualified to receive the NCCER Electrician Level 1 Certification, inclusion on the NCCER National Registry for electricians, and entry-level employment

“Electrical Level 1” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 14-Feb. 11 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185, $27 for testing fees, and the cost of text.

The Welding Program is based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. “Welding Level 1” is designed to train students for mastery of basic welding skills and techniques, including safety, metal cutting, and fitting, and welding skills using generally recognized industry processes. Upon successful completion, students will earn the Level 1 NCCER Welding Certification and be prepared to work in entry-level positions.

“Welding Level 1” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 14-April 20, from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $285, $27 for testing fees, and the cost of text. A second offering will be held on Saturdays, July 18-May 1 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

There may be funds available to help students pay for Continuing Education courses. Contact Jason Levister at (910) 695-3778 or, or Amanda Rovetta at (910) 695-3766 or to learn more about SCC Continuing Education scholarships.


Seats are still available for these classes. You can register by phone at (910) 695-3980. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For classes with face-to-face interactions, the CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be followed.

Customized Training for Business and Industry

The SCC Continuing Education team can also customize courses to meet the specific needs of a business or industry, provide resources to assist in developing new training initiatives or help maintain and support current efforts. Courses can be held at convenient times for the business and its employees at any SCC location, business, or other convenient location. To learn more, contact Ronnie Patton at or (910) 695-3925.

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