Career Training Class Schedule

The Continuing Education Career Training program is a perfect local resource for adult learners who want to improve workplace skills, achieve job certification or recertification, improve employment marketability or explore new opportunities. Career Training courses meet the criteria for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

For additional information, contact Lori Degre at 910-695-3939 or degrel@sandhills.edu.

HEALTH CARE OCCUPATIONS

NEW CLASS – Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Part 1

Part 2 will be offered summer semester.

Instructor: Lori Forrester
Pinehurst Campus
$205.50 + texts
CEU: 44.2

Part 1 of a 2-part class to learn the front and back office skills required to become a Certified Medical Assistant.

Topics include A & P, medical terminology, safety and infection control, procedures/examinations, medical law and ethics, administrative procedures, billing, coding and insurance. This class prepares students for the Medical Assisting certification with AAMA.
Email: perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements. A Work Keys Reading for Information test, drug screening, background check, and current immunizations are required for registration.

Course Code: 1309         Mondays – Thursdays, Jan. 25 – May 19     8:30 am – 3:30 pm

EKG Technician

Hybrid and Online Classes

Classroom Instructor: Jade Mashburn
Online Instructor: Ann Rowe
$185 + text
CEU: 9.6

Learn the required skills to become a certified EKG Technician and work in a variety of healthcare settings. Topics include cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac cycle, EKG strip analysis, 12 lead EKG, and EKG procedures. This class prepares students for the EKG certification with ASPT.

Course Code: 1306 Pinehurst Campus   104 Van Dusen Hall
Jan. 20 – May 12          6-9 pm
Mondays (classroom) and Wednesdays (online)

Course Code: 1308                               Online
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 26 – May 13        6-9 pm

Central Sterile Processing

Instructor: Jeannine Kenzel
Pinehurst campus, 108 Van Dusen Hall
$185 + texts
CEU: 9.6

Learn the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician and the practical applications of concepts and procedures. Students will explore preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies, and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students will be able to apply the principles of sterilization and disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments and supplies. This class prepares students for the Sterile Processing Technician certification.

Course Code: 1307           Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 20-May 12            6-9 pm

Nurse Aide Level 1

Hybrid Classes

Pinehurst Instructor: Jenell Powell
Hoke Instructor: Margaret Dousharm
$205.50 + course pack
CEU: 20.4

Prepare to work as a Nurse Aide under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals by performing hands-on patient care.
Successful completion prepares students for the State Board examination for NC NA Registry listing
Email: perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements
Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval

Course Code: 1310 (Hybrid)
Pinehurst Campus 107 Van Dusen Hall
Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 11-May 10
Mandatory classroom meeting Jan. 11 10 am-Noon
Classroom (blended) 8:30 am-2 pm
Lab (to be scheduled) 2-4 pm
Clinical (to be scheduled) 7:30 am-1:30 pm


Course Code: 1311 (Hybrid)
Sandhills Hoke Center 129 Upchurch Hall
Mondays and Tuesdays, Jan. 11-May 10
Mandatory classroom meeting January 11 3-5 pm
Classroom (blended) 4-9:30 pm
Lab (to be scheduled) 2-4 pm
Clinical (to be scheduled) 3:30-9:30 pm


Course Code: 1312 (Hybrid)
Sandhills Hoke Center 129 Upchurch Hall
Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 11-May 10
Mandatory classroom meeting January 11 12-2 pm
Classroom (blended) 8:30 am-2 pm
Lab (to be scheduled) 2-4 pm
Clinical (to be scheduled) 7:30 am-1:30 pm

Nurse Aid, Level 1 Refresher

Hybrid Class

Instructor: Jenell Powell
Pinehurst Campus, 107 Van Dusen Hall
$130
CEU: 4.0

This 40-hour program is for those whose listing has expired on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry. Eligible individuals must have completed a state-approved Nurse Aide I program and have a certificate or transcript supporting completion or for individuals with a state-recognized or military healthcare credential.
Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval.

Course Code: 1314
Thursdays and Fridays, Feb. 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26          8 am-4:30 pm
Feb. 12 mandatory class (please bring lunch and hydration)

Medication Administration Aide

Instructor: Jenell Powell
Hoke Campus, 129 Upchurch Hall
$75 + Text
CEU: 2.4

Meeting the training requirements for the NC Board of Nursing Medication Aide Certification, this class prepares Nurse Aides to administer medications to skilled nursing facility residents. Course topics include the scope of duties, legal and ethical responsibilities, administration of medications by various routes, infection control and documentation including commonly used abbreviations.

Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval.

Course Code: 1315 March 4, 5 and 19         8 am-4:30 pm         (please bring lunch and hydration)

Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Hybrid and Online Classes

Instructor: Terri Rush
Pinehurst Campus 113 Meyer Hall
$255 + text
CEU: 10.5

Medical Administrative Assistants are valuable members of the healthcare team handling a broad range of duties, including patient registration, telephone, scheduling, medical records, accounts receivable, data entry and medical claims. This class prepares individuals for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Course Code: 1316 Jan. 11-May 12     6-9 pm
Mondays (classroom) and Wednesdays (online)
Thursday Feb 11 6-9 pm

Course Code: 1317 Jan.12-May 11      6-9 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays (online)

Instructor: Rachel Hall
Sandhills Hoke Center
Course Code: 1323 Jan.12-May 11      6-9 pm
Jan 12-May 11 Tuesdays (online) & Thursdays  (classroom) 6-9pm

Pharmacy Technician

Hybrid and Online Classes

Pinehurst Instructor: Mia Bickel
Online Instructor: Ashley Rivera
$185 + texts
CEU: 11.2

Prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and entry-level employment. Topics include technical procedures for preparing and dispensing prescriptions, packaging and labeling, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, pharmacy calculations and over-the-counter drugs. Upon completion, students will be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a community pharmacy setting.

Prerequisite: WorkKeys Math Level 3

Course Code: 1318 Pinehurst Campus 108 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesdays (classroom) and Thursdays (online), Jan. 26-May 13
6-9:30 pm

Course Code: 1320 Online
Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 20-May 12 6-9:30 pm

Phlebotomy Technician and Clinical Rotation

Hybrid Classes

Pinehurst Instructor: Lavita Crichlow
Hoke Instructor: Rachel Hall, CPT
$205.50 + text
CEU: 22.0

Learn the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in various healthcare settings and blood donation centers. Topics include venipuncture, specimen handling, record-keeping and the healthcare profession. A Work Keys Reading for Information test, drug screening, background check, and current immunizations are required for registration. Email: perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements.

Course Code: 1321 Pinehurst Campus 104 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesdays (classroom) and Thursdays (online), Jan. 19-May 11
6-9:30 pm
Clinicals Mondays-Fridays 8 am-4:30 pm
One Saturday Class 9 am-2 pm

Course Code: 1322 Sandhills Hoke Center 109 Johnson Hall
Jan. 20-May 12
Mondays (online) and Wednesdays (classroom) 6-9:30 pm
Clinicals Mondays-Fridays 8 am-4:30 pm
Two Saturday Classes 9 am-2 pm

AUTOMOTIVE

Auto Safety Inspection

Instructor: Wes Little
Pinehurst Campus, 103 Sirotek Hall
$75
CEU: 0.8

Successful completion certifies students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. The prerequisite for this class is a valid driver’s license.

Course Code: 1076      Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 11 and 12 6-10 pm

Course Code: 1077      Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8 and 9 6-10 pm

Course Code: 1078      Monday and Tuesday, Mar. 8 and 9 6-10 pm

Course Code: 1079      Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 12 and 13 6-10 pm

OBD Emissions Control Inspection

Instructor: Wes Little
Pinehurst Campus, 103 Sirotek Hall
$75
CEU: 0.8

This class certifies students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles OBD Emissions Control Inspection Law. The prerequisite for this class is “Certified Auto Safety Inspection.” This is also a Recertification Class.

Course Code: 1080     Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 25 and 266-10 pm

Course Code: 1081      Monday and Tuesday, Mar. 22 and 23 6-10 pm

Escort Vehicle Operator Certification

Instructor: Wes Little
Pinehurst Campus, 109 Van Dusen Hall
$75.00
CEU: 0.8

This course meets the training requirements set by the NC Department of Transportation to certify oversize-overweight load escort vehicle drivers. Course components consist of defensive driving, escort driver requirements, skills training, and an exam. Students must have a valid driver’s license without restrictions other than use of corrective lens, must not have a DWI or reckless driving within the previous 12 months, and must be 21-years of age (can be 18 with a Class A commercial driver’s license). All initial applicants must complete a 2- or 4-hour defensive driving course that has been approved by the National Safety Council. (This can be done after this class.) Classes can be found at: http://bit.ly/37276ez

Course Code: 1082 Saturday, Feb. 27 8 am-5 pm

Vehicle Dealers’ Continuing Education

Instructor: Wes Little
Pinehurst Campus, 209 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 0.6

Required of all non-franchise vehicle dealers in NC.
Includes updates of NC general statutes and DMV policies and procedures.

Course Code: 1083 Tuesday, Mar. 23 9am-4pm

BUSINESS

Notary Public

Instructor: Ron Utley
$75 + text
CEU: 0.7

A Notary Public is officially authorized to witness signatures on legal documents, collect sworn statements, and administer oaths. Prepare to have proof of a high school diploma or GED and no felony convictions.

Course Code: 3144             Pinehurst Campus                103 Van Dusen Hall
Monday and Wednesday, Dec. 7 & 9                                         5:45-9:15 pm

FAA Remote Drone Pilot Certification

Instructor: Larry Weber
Pinehurst Campus
$130 + text
CEU: 2.9

Prepare for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certification exam. Topics include flight theory, flight operations, flight training, national air space, and weather.
This class uses the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Guide, North Carolina Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator Permit Knowledge Test Study Guide, and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Division of Aviation UAS flight standards best practices. Upon completion, students will be prepared to sit for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test and NCDOT UAS Operator Permit.

Course Code: 1084
Classroom Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 2-Mar. 4 6:30-8:30 pm
Flying Saturdays, Feb. 13 and 27 10 am-2:30 pm\

Drone Video and Photography

Instructor: Mickey Prosser
Pinehurst Campus, 203 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 2.4

For those who want to expand their drone flying skills. This in-depth class teaches how students can use their drone for site survey assessment, mission planning, equipment inspection, drone camera configuration setup, and basic editing.

Course Code: 1085
Classroom Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mar. 23- Apr. 20 6-8 pm
Flying Saturdays, Apr. 10 and 1710 am-2 pm
No class on April 6.

Notary Public

Instructor: Ron Utley and Neil Oakley
$75 + text
CEU: 0.7

A Notary Public is officially authorized to witness signatures on legal documents, collect sworn statements, and administer oaths. Prepare to have proof of a high school diploma or GED and no felony convictions.

Course Code: 1086 Pinehurst Campus 208 Van Dusen Hall
Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 25 and 275:30-9:00 pm

Course Code: 1087 Sandhills Hoke Center TBD
Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 8 and 10 5:30-9:00 pm

Course Code: 1088 Pinehurst Campus 208 Van Dusen Hall
Mondays and Wednesdays, Mar. 8 and 10 5:30-9 pm

Course Code: 1089 Sandhills Hoke Center 108/102 Johnson Hall
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Apr. 13 and 15 5:30-9 pm

Course Code: 1090 Pinehurst Campus 208 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 10 and 12 5:30-9 pm

CONSTRUCTION

NCCER Core Essentials and Crew Leadership

A prerequisite to HVAC Level 1

Instructor: David Clark
Meridian Kiosk, 312 S Pine St. Aberdeen
$185 + text
CEU: 9.6

NCCER Core is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum. Offers the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area. Teaches basic safety, communication skills and introduction to construction drawings, basic leadership skills and styles, communication, delegating, and problem solving, project planning, scheduling, and estimating. Scholarships are available for this class.

Course Code: 1331 Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Jan. 12-April 28 6-9 pm

NCCER Core Essentials for Plumbing

A pre-requisite to Plumbing Level 1

Instructor: Rodney Swarms
106-D Mid South Drive, West End
$185 + text
CEU: 9.6

NCCER Core is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum. Offers the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area. Basic safety, communication skills and introduction to construction drawings. Basic leadership skills, styles, communication, delegating, and problem solving.
Project planning, scheduling, and estimating. Scholarships are available for this class.

Course Code: 1332 Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 11-May 6      5:30-8:30 pm
No class Monday, Jan. 18 and Monday, April 5

Blueprint Reading

Instructor: David Clark
Pinehurst Campus, 191 Little Hall
$75 + text
CEU: 2.4

Learn techniques for reading and using construction drawings and specifications with an emphasis on drawings and information relevant to the carpentry trade. Introduces quantity takeoffs and how to read and interpret a set of commercial drawings and specifications. Scholarships are available for this class.

Course Code: 1333 Saturdays, Feb. 6, 20, March 6 and 20         9-3:30 pm

HVAC Level 2

Prerequisite HVAC Level 1

Instructor: Gary Giglio
Meridian Kiosk, 312 S Pine St. Aberdeen
$185 + text
CEU: 17.35

This course covers:
Alternating current, compressors, refrigerants and oils, leak detection, evacuation recovery, and charging. Metering devices, heat pumps, basic maintenance, chimneys vents and flues, sheet metal duct systems, fiberglass and fabric duct systems, commercial Airside systems. Air quality equipment, introduction to hydronic systems. Scholarships are available for this class.

Course Code: 1334 Jan. 11-June 10
Mondays and Thursdays 6-9:30 pm
Five Saturdays 8 am-2:30 pm
No class on Monday, January 18, April 5, or May 31.

General Contractors Update and CE

Instructors: Charles Hill, David Clark
Pinehurst Campus, Little Hall 191
$75.00 + $32 GC fees
CEU: .6

This course provides General Contractors the necessary 6 hours of Continuing Education needed to renew licenses.
Course Code: 1335 Saturday, Jan. 23 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Course Code: 1336 Saturday, Jan. 30 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Forklift Operator

Instructor: Steven Garner
$75 + text
CEU: 1.1

Earn the National Safety Council’s (NSC) lift truck operator certification by successfully completing class. Basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance, repair costs, and safety aspects in operation. Must be 18 years or older.

Course Code: 1337 Pinehurst Campus
Friday, March 12 8:30 am-4 pm 102 Van Dusen Hall
Saturday, March 13 8 am-Noon McKean Hall

Course Code: 1338 Sandhills Hoke Center
Friday, April 16 8:30 am-4 pm 107 Upchurch Hall
Saturday, April 17 8 am-Noon

REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Pre-Licensing

Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
Pinehurst Campus,  191 Little Hall
$185+text
CEU: 7.5

This class provides an intensive review of topics and prepares the student for the NC Broker licensing examination. Topics covered include real estate terms, contracts, leases, ownership, licensing law, finance, listing and closing of property, property valuation and building construction.
Prerequisite: Work Keys Reading and Math, Level 5 or higher or verification of a post-secondary degree.

Course Code: 1348          Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 1-May 5                   6-9 pm
Make-up test on May 10

Real Estate Post-Licensing 302 Contracts and Closings

Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
Room TBD
$130 + text
CEU: 3.0

This course will include selected basic contract law concepts, real estate sales contract preparation and sales contract procedures. Buyer’s due diligence, closing procedures, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and closing disclosure preparation will be covered. Also discussed will be contracts for deed, options and selected real estate license status and education issues.

Course Code: 3352          Thursdays and Fridays, Jan  21, 22, 28 & 29              8:30 am-5 pm

Real Estate Pre-Licensing

Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
Pinehurst Campus, 191 Little Hall
$185 + text (Principles of Real Estate Practice in NC, ISBN: 978-0915777488 can be found at Amazon)
CEU: 7.5

This class provides an intensive review of topics and prepares the student for the NC Broker licensing examination. Topics covered include real estate terms, contracts, leases, ownership, licensing law, finance, listing and closing of property, property valuation and building construction. Prerequisite: Work Keys Reading and Math, Level 5 or higher or verification of a post-secondary degree.

Course Code: 1348
Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 8-May 5 6-9 pm
No class on Monday, April 5 Make-up test on May 10

Real Estate Mandatory Update #9921

Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
Pinehurst Campus, 103 Van Dusen Hall
$50
CEU: .4

All licensed real estate brokers must complete a four-hour mandatory NC Real Estate Commission-approved update course.

Course Code: 1349 Thursday, May 6 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Real Estate Elective

Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE. GRI, SCP, SFR
Pinehurst Campus, 103 Van Dusen Hall
$50
CEU: .4

This course will meet the four-hour continuing education elective set forth by the NC Real Estate Commission.
Course Code: 1350 Thursday, May 6 1:30-5:30 pm

Real Estate Post-Licensing 302 Contracts and Closings

Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
Pinehurst Campus, 102/103 Van Dusen Hall
$130 + text (NC Real Estate Manual, can be found at http://www.ncrecpubs.org/)
CEU: 3.0

Topics in this course include:
Selected basic contract law concepts, real estate sales contract preparation, sales contract procedures, buyer’s due diligence.
Closing procedures, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, closing disclosure preparation, contracts for deed, options.
Selected real estate license status and education issues.

Course Code: 1352Thursdays and Fridays, Jan. 14, 15, 21 and 22 8:30 am-5 pm

Real Estate Post-Licensing 303 NC Law, Rules and Legal Concepts

Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
Pinehurst Campus, 102/103 Van Dusen Hall
$130 + texts (NC Real Estate Manual and NC Real Estate Law and Commission Rules pamphlet) can be found at http://www.ncrecpubs.org/
CEU: 3.0

Topics in this course include:
General North Carolina licensing requirements, brokerage compensation issues, the disciplinary process
Specialized types of real estate, property management in NC
Miscellaneous NC laws and legal concepts.

Course Code: 1353Thursdays and Fridays, Mar. 18, 19, 25 and 26 8:30 am-5 pm

HOSPITALITY AND FOOD SERVICE

Bartending

Instructor: Tyrone Thomas
Pinehurst Campus, Clement Dining Room in Dempsey Center
$75
CEU: 2.4

Learn the basics of bartending as a profession or for leisure.
Topics include popular mixed drinks, wine, utensils, glassware, fruit cutting, bar procedures, and ABC laws.

Course Code: 1091 Saturdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 9 am-3 pm

ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation

Instructor: Karen Cusano
Pinehurst Campus, TBD
$75 + text
CEU: 1.4

Recommended for all food service facilities, including supervisory personnel, culinary professionals, and food service staff.
Learn the basics of food handling safety and facility sanitation requirements.

Course Code: 1092 Mondays and Tuesdays, Mar. 22-30       5:30-9 pm

TEAM BUILDING

Sandhills High Adventure Ropes Course

This ropes course will guide participants through physical and mental challenges that promote creative, productive, and motivated teams. It will challenge participants to succeed in team building, self-motivation, problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communication. A signed waiver, and medical release form are required. Participants must be at least 16-years old (parents can sign for participants under age 18). Contact Sandy Perry at perrys@sandhills.edu for more information or to schedule a private group adventure.