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Career Development Classes to Begin at SCC this September

Person smiling, two people in foreground, blurry.Improve your workplace skills or earn North Carolina’s only soft skill credential this September. Through the Continuing Education Career Development division, Sandhills Community College offers classes to help individuals improve their job interviewing, soft skills, and more. These classes are offered at a minimal cost of $75, but the fee is waived for qualified students.

For classes that require face-to-face interaction, CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be stringently followed. Social distancing is required on campus, and masks are required indoors.

Students can match skills with an existing job or develop a training plan to learn new skills, explore career opportunities, and develop a written plan of action in “Revamp Your Career.” They will create or update their résumé, customizing it for different jobs. Students will also learn to sell themselves and stand out from other applicants in an interview. Participants will learn to deal with the stress of long-term unemployment and how to use age as an asset in their job search.

“Revamp Your Career” offers various monthly classes that are carried out online. Online classes are very similar to a traditional class, only taken from your home (or wherever your computer, tablet, or phone is located.) Most sessions are presented live. Students can interact in real-time with the instructor and fellow classmates through the camera, microphone, or typing in a chat window. They may be asked to submit assignments or projects through email.

Revamp your Career classes will be held on Thursdays beginning at 9 a.m. “Work Attitudes and Behaviors” will be held on Sept. 9, and “Resumes and Cover Letters” will be held on Sept. 23. Call Pamela Alsobrook at (910) 944-7697 for more information and to register.

In “Working Smart – The Only NC Soft Skill Credential” sessions will include: Gain Your Competitive Edge, Learn the Secret to Unlock Workplace Communication, Be More Effective in the Workplace, Get Noticed by Your Employer, and Climb the Ladder to Success. This class will be held Monday-Thursday, Sept. 13-16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registrations must be made two days before class starts.

Fall Semester

An eight-week session of fall semester curriculum classes begins on October 14. Offered online and in hybrid class formats, classes take only eight weeks to complete and award full credits. If you are new to Sandhills or are not currently enrolled in classes and find you don’t qualify for financial aid, we will award you $311 in guaranteed aid. For all information, go to www.sandhills.edu/eight.

CCP Classes for High School Students

High school juniors and seniors can take SCC classes at no cost by enrolling in the Career and College Program (CCP). The program has 47 Career Technical pathways, 54 college transfer courses, ten Continuing Education pathways in Hoke County, and 11 Continuing Education pathways in Moore County. High school students can contact their counselor to learn more or follow the “Programs” link from the college’s home page, then click “High School Programs.”

High school students who successfully complete four CCP classes qualify for the Sandhills Promise. This program offers two full years of classes immediately following high school graduation at no cost.

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