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Career Training Classes Begin at SCC in August

Person smiling, at a construction site, holding an iPad.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 and 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

In the hybrid class “Central Sterile Processing,” students will learn the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician and the practical applications of concepts and procedures involved. They 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.

“Central Sterile Processing” classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is usually $185 but the fee is being paid for by donors to the College this semester.

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 on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14, from 6-9 p.m. 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.

“Nurse Aid, Level 1” will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14, and Thursday, Dec. 3. Classroom hours are 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., lab hours are 2-4 p.m., and clinical hours are 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A second class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Dec. 15, and Friday, Dec. 4. Classroom hours are 4-9:30 p.m., lab hours are 2-4 p.m., and clinical hours 3:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $205.50 plus the course pack. Email perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements. Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval.

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. The hybrid class “Medical Administrative Assistant” prepares individuals for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

“Medical Administrative Assistant” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 3-Dec. 9 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is usually $255 but the fee is being paid for by donors to the College this semester.

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 held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 20-Dec. 10 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Dec. 10. Classroom hours Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9:30 p.m. Clinical hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be one Saturday class 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.

Construction

The hybrid course “Construction Project Management” 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.

“Construction Project Management” will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 20-Dec. 10 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is usually $185 but the fee is being paid for by donors to the College this semester.

“General Contractors Update and Continuing Education” provides General Contractors the necessary eight hours of Continuing Education needed to renew licenses. This class will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and offered on Saturdays, Aug. 15, 22, 29, and Thursday, Aug. 27. The cost is $75.

Business

Topics in “F.A.A. Remote Drone Pilot Certification” 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.

“F.A.A. Remote Drone Pilot Certification” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Sept. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sept. 12 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The cost is usually $130 but the fee is being paid for by donors to the College this semester.

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. 17 and 18 from 5:45-9:15 p.m. A second class will be offered on Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 14 and 16 from 5:45-9:15 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, Sandhills Community College has converted as many classes as possible to online or hybrid (online plus limited face-to-face interaction). Face/mouth coverings are required when on campus. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed 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 carried out 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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