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

EKG Technician (Electrocardiagram)

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.

$185 + text
CEU: 9.6
Instructor: Jade Mashburn
ONLINE

2307    May 18 – Aug 10      MW     5:30-9:30 pm

Pharmacy Technician

Prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and for 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 4

$185 + texts
CEU: 11.2
Instructor: Kristin Bickel
ONLINE

2323    May 12 – Aug 13       TTh      5:30-9:30pm

Central Sterile Processing – HYBRID

Instructor: Karen Furr
Pinehurst Campus, 211 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: 3305            Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14             6-9 pm

EKG Technician – HYBRID

Pinehurst Instructor: Jade Mashburn
Hoke 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: 3307             Pinehurst Campus                104 Van Dusen Hall
Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14                                      6-9 pm

Course Code: 3308             Sandhills Hoke Center              109 Johnson Hall
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 20-Dec. 10                                          6-9 pm

Nurse Aide, Level 1 – HYBRID

Pinehurst Instructors: Marta Kane and Heidi Chalfinch
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: 3310 (Hybrid)       Pinehurst Campus, 107 Van Dusen Hall

Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14, Thursday, Dec. 3
Classroom                              8:30 am-2 pm
Lab                                             2-4 pm
Clinical                                      7:30 am-1:30 pm

Course Code: 3311 (Hybrid)        Pinehurst Campus, 107 Van Dusen Hall

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18- Dec. 15, Friday, Dec. 4
Classroom                               4 pm-9:30 pm
Lab                                                2-4 pm
Clinical                                       3:30 pm-9:30 pm

Course Code: 3312 (Hybrid)         Sandhills Hoke Center, 129 Upchurch Hall

Mondays and Tuesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14, Friday, Dec. 11
Classroom                                4-9:30 pm
Lab                                                2-4 pm
Clinical                                       3:30-9:30 pm

Course Code: 3313 (Hybrid)         Sandhills Hoke Center, 129 Upchurch Hall

Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14, Friday, Oct. 16
Classroom                                8:30 am-2 pm
Lab                                                2-4 pm
Clinical                                       7:30 am-1:30 pm

Nurse Aid, Level 1 Refresher

Instructor: Jenell Powell
Pinehurst Campus, 107 Van Dusen Hall
$130 + Text
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.
Please contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval.

Course Code: 3315          Mondays-Fridays, Nov. 16-20                8 am-4:30 pm

Medication Administration Aide

Instructor: Jenell Powell
Sandhills Hoke Center, 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.
Please contact Jennell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval.

Course Code: 3318           Thursdays and Fridays, Sept. 10-18                9 am-3:30 pm

Medical Administrative Assistant – HYBRID

Instructor: Terri Rush
Pinehurst Campus 203 Van Dusen 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: 3320            Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 3 – Dec. 9               6-9 pm

Pharmacy Technician – HYBRID

Pinehurst Instructor: Kristin Bickel
Hoke 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 4

Course Code: 3323             Pinehurst Campus                211 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 20 – Dec. 10                                  6-9:30 pm

Course Code: 3324             Sandhills Hoke Center              108 Johnson Hall
Mondays & Wednesdays Aug. 17 – Dec.  14                                 6-9:30 pm

Phlebotomy Technician & Clinical Rotation – HYBRID

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: 3325             Pinehurst Campus                104 Van Dusen Hall

Aug. 18-Dec. 10
Classroom (Tuesdays, Thursdays)                          6-9:30 pm
Clinical (Monday-Friday)                                  8 am-4:30 pm
One Saturday                                                          9 am-2 pm

Course Code: 3326             Sandhills Hoke Center              109 Johnson Hall

Aug. 17-Dec. 14
Classroom (Mondays and Wednesdays)                 6-9:30 pm
Clinical (Mondays-Fridays)                              8 am-4:30 pm
Two Saturdays                                                        9 am-2 pm

AUTOMOTIVE

Auto Safety Inspection

Successful completion certifies students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law.

  • Make yourself a valuable member of an auto team.
  • The prerequisite for this class is a valid driver’s license.

Instructor: Wes Little
102 Sirotek Hall
$75
CEU: 0.8

Course Code: 2330        Aug 3 & 4       MT       6-10pm

Course Code: 3130         Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 14 & 15          6-10 pm

Course Code: 3131         Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 & 13           6-10 pm

Course Code: 3132         Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9 & 10            6-10 pm

OBD Emissions Control Inspection

Instructor: Wes Little
Pinehurst Campus, 102 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: 3133       Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 21 & 22            6-10 pm

Course Code: 3134       Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23 & 24            6-10 pm

Escort Vehicle Operator Certification

Instructor: Wes Little
Pinehurst Campus, 209 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:3135                    Tuesday, Sept. 15                          8 am-5 pm

Course Code:3136                    Monday, Nov. 9                             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: 3137     Tuesday, Oct. 13         9 am-4 pm

BUSINESS

FAA Remote Drone Pilot Certification

Instructor: Larry Weber
Pinehurst Campus, 203 Van Dusen Hall
$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: 3138
Classroom     Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Sept. 17         6:30-8:30 pm
Flying            Saturdays, Aug. 29 & Sept. 12                           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.
Prerequisite: F.A.A. Remote Drone Pilot Certification

Course Code: 3139
Classroom      Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept 22-Oct 15            6:30-8:30 pm
Flying            Saturdays, Oct 3 & 10                                            10 am-2 pm

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: 3140             Pinehurst Campus                103 Van Dusen Hall
Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17 & 18                                         5:45-9:15 pm

Course Code: 3141             Pinehurst Campus                103 Van Dusen Hall
Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 14 & 16                                    5:45-9:15 pm

Course Code: 3143             Pinehurst Campus                103 Van Dusen Hall
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9 & 10                                           5:45-9:15 pm

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

Course Code: 3145             Sandhills Hoke Center                                 TBD
Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 31 & Sept. 2                                  5:30-9 pm

Course Code: 3146             Sandhills Hoke Center                                 TBD
Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 12 & 14         5:30-9 pm

CONSTRUCTION

Construction Project Management – HYBRID

Instructor: David Clark
Pinehurst Campus, 207 Van Dusen Hall
$185 + texts
CEU: 9.6

This course provides students with the skills necessary to work as a construction supervisor or job foreman.
Management skills in people and problem solving, planning, estimating, safety supervision, scheduling, controlling costs, and resources will be taught.
Scholarships are available for this class.

Course Code: 3360            Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 20-Dec. 10                   6-9pm

General Contractors Update and Continuing Education

Instructors: Charles Hill, David Clark
Pinehurst Campus, 134 Kennedy Hall
$75.00
CEU: .8

This course provides General Contractors the necessary eight hours of Continuing Education needed to renew licenses.

Course Code: 3361        Saturday Aug. 15                                      8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3362        Saturday Aug. 22                                      8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3363        Thursday Aug. 27                                     8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3364        Saturday Aug. 29                                      8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3367        Saturday Sep 19                                        8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3369        Saturday Oct. 3                                         8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3370        Thursday Oct. 8                                        8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3371        Saturday Oct. 10                                       8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3372        Saturday Oct. 17                                       8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3373        Thursday Oct. 22                                      8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3374        Saturday Oct. 24                                       8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3376        Saturday Nov. 14                                      8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3377        Thursday Nov. 19                                     8 am-5 pm

Course Code: 3375        Saturday Nov. 21                                     8 am–5 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 this class.
Topics include the basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance, repair costs, and safety aspects in operation.

Course Code: 3378             Pinehurst Campus
Friday, Sept. 18                  8:30 am – 4 pm                     102 Van Dusen Hall
Saturday, Sept. 19               8 am-Noon                                      McKean Hall

Course Code: 3379             Sandhills Hoke Center
Friday, Oct. 23            8:30 am-4 pm                                    107 Upchurch Hall
Saturday, Oct. 24                8 am-Noon                             107 Upchurch Hall

REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Pre-Licensing

Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
Pinehurst Campus,  134 Kennedy 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: 3350          Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 9-Dec. 9                   6-9 pm
Make-up test on Dec. 14

301 Broker Relationships and Responsibilities

Instructor: Allan Nanney, CDPE, GRI, SCP, SFR
203 Van Dusen Hall
$130 + text
CEU: 3.0

Agency relationships, sales and commercial property management transactions and a real estate broker’s legal duties to clients and customers will be discussed.
A step-by-step review and discussion of the functions and responsibilities of a real estate broker when working with sellers and buyers will be covered.
A review of issues associated with transactions in progress when a broker leaves a firm, and a review of license status and education issues will be covered.

Course Code: 3351          Thursdays and Fridays, Oct. 22, 23, 29 & 30              8:30 am-5 pm

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

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: 3355        Saturdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24            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: 3148     Mondays and Tuesdays, Sept. 14-22       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.