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Career Training Classes Begin in May at the Hoke Center

Jump into a new career this summer. The Continuing Education Career Training program at Sandhills Community College 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.

Healthcare Occupations

“Nurse Aide, Level 1” prepares students for work under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals in performing hands-on patient care. The course includes preparation for the State Board examination for NC NA Registry listing. Please contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 or Lori Degre at 695-3939 for enrollment approval.

“Nurse Aide, Level 1” will be held on May 21-July 18, Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Clinical hours are 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and lab hours are 2-4 p.m. The cost is $205.50 plus the cost of the course pack.

In “EKG Technician” 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 you for the EKG certification with ASPT.

“EKG Technician” will be held on Tuesday and Thursdays, May 21-Aug. 13 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.


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.

“Notary Public” will be held on Tuesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 23 from 5:30-9 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of the text.

Customized Training for Business and Industry

The Sandhills Community College Continuing Education team can customize courses to meet the specific needs of a business or industry, provide resources to assist in developing new training initiatives or to maintain and support current efforts. Courses can be held at convenient times for you and your staff at any SCC location, your business, or other convenient locations.

For business and career training, contact Lori Degre at or (910) 695-3939. For industrial and technical classes, contact Ronnie Patton at or (910) 695-3925.


Seats are still available for these classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Hoke Center at 1110 E. Central Drive in Raeford. You can also register by phone at (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until noon.

For online registration, visit link. Select “Registration and Payment” on the left sidebar and follow the instructions.

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