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Career Training Begins at the Hoke Center in August

Healthcare worker at a home visit.Beginning a new career doesn’t have to involve years of education and cost a small fortune. The Continuing Education Career Training department at Sandhills Community College can help residents train in a matter of months. Many of the classes are being paid for by donors to the College.

For classes with face-to-face interactions, CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be stringently followed. The number of students in a classroom has been reduced to allow for distancing and students are required to wear a face/mouth covering when on campus.

Online classes are taken from a computer or digital tablet. Sessions are presented live and students interact in real-time with the instructor and fellow classmates through the camera, microphone, or typing in a chat window. Assignments or projects are submitted through email. Hybrid classes are a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.

Health Care Occupations

Learn the required skills to become a certified EKG Technician and work in a variety of healthcare settings in the hybrid class, “EKG Technician.” 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.

“EKG Technician” will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 20-Dec. 10 from 6-9 p.m. This hybrid course is a combination of face-to-face and online classes. The cost is usually $185 but the fee is being paid for by donors to the College this semester.

In the hybrid class “Nurse Aid, Level 1” 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.

“Nurse Aid, Level 1” will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 11. This hybrid course is a combination of face-to-face and online classes. Classroom hours are 4-9:30 p.m., lab hours are 2-4 p.m., and clinical hours are 3:30-9:30 p.m. A second class will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14 and Friday, Dec. 16. Classroom hours are 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., are lab hours 2-4 p.m., and clinical hours are 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The cost is $205.50 plus the course pack.

In “Pharmacy Technician” students will 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. The prerequisite for this class is WorkKeys Math Level 4.

“Pharmacy Technician” is a hybrid course, and will be a combination of face-to-face and online classes. The class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14 from 6-9:30 p.m. The cost is usually $185 but the fee is being paid for by donors to the College this semester.

Students will learn the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in various healthcare settings and blood donation centers in the hybrid course “Phlebotomy Technician & Clinical Rotation.” 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.

“Phlebotomy Technician & Clinical Rotation” will be taught as a combination of face-to-face and online classes. It will be held Monday-Friday, Aug. 17-Dec. 14, with classroom hours Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9:30 p.m. Clinical hours are Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two Saturday classes from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is usually $205.50 but the fee is being paid for by donors to the College this semester.

Business

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

“Notary Public” will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, from 5:30-9 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of text.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or 9 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg.

Campus Health Precautions

For the continued safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, the college has converted as many classes as possible to online or hybrid (online plus limited face-to-face interaction). Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed on campus and a deep cleaning is being carried out each evening using EPA-approved disinfectants and foggers. A campus-wide sanitizing wipe down of door pulls and light switches is done twice each weekday and the use of water fountains has been discontinued. Service desk shields have been installed in high traffic areas.

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