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Career Training Classes Begin in October

Temperatures may be cooling down, but your career could heat up beginning in October. Offered through Sandhills Community College Continuing Education, you can take classes in transportation, business, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, or IT.

Transportation

In “Auto Safety Inspection” students will be certified to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. You must have a valid driver’s license for this class. Held Monday and Tuesday, October 10 and 11 from 6-10 p.m., the class this class will cost $75.

“FAA Remote Drone Pilot” prepares students 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.

Held in the classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 4-November 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and flying on Saturday, October 15 and 29 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., “FAA Remote Drone Pilot” will cost $130 plus the cost of text.

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. Held on Monday and Wednesday, October 3 and 5 from 5:30-10 p.m., this class will cost $75 plus the cost of text.

Construction and Trades

“General Contractors Update & CE Classes” provides General Contractors the necessary 8 hours of Continuing Education required to renew their licenses each year. Held Saturday, October 15 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., this class will cost $110.

“Sprinkler Fitting Level 1” teaches students one of the most important methods for protecting life and property, fire sprinklers. Sprinkler system installation is the primary focus of this training program. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 11-December 15 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Larry Caddell Training Center in Carthage, the class this class will cost $211.50 plus the cost of text.

Healthcare

“CPR for Healthcare Providers” is geared towards healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other lifesaving skills in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. This class is open to all who are interested. Held Saturday, October 8, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., this class will cost $50 plus a $5 card fee.

“Nurse Aide Level 1” prepares students 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. Held Monday-Thursday, October 17-December 13, with class & lab from 2:45-8:30 p.m. and clinical from 3-8 p.m. at The Hoke Center, this class will cost $205.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

“CPR for Healthcare Providers” is geared towards healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other lifesaving skills in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. This class is open to all who are interested. Held Saturday, October 8 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., this class will cost $50 plus a $5 card fee.

Industry and Manufacturing

“Basic Machining” is designed to help students meet entry-level requirements for machining employment. Instruction includes the operation of drill presses, metal-cutting saws, lathes, milling machines, and grinders. Students will produce precision parts utilizing appropriate speeds, feeds, and tooling. Content is designed to prepare students to take the NIMS Certification test. Held on Monday and Wednesday, October 3-April 26 from 6-9 p.m., this class will cost $262.50 plus the cost of text.

Information Technology

In “Getting Started with Google Drive” students will receive a basic introduction to Google Drive as a file management resource, which will allow you access to your files anytime you have Internet access. Learn to use Google’s simple, flexible file and document sharing features. Become familiar with Google’s excellent suite of office software, including Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Drawings, and Google Forms. Held Fridays, October 28-December 16 from 2-4 p.m., this class will cost $75.

Registration

Seats are still available for these Continuing Education classes, and they do not require an application. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registration must be made two days before the start date of the class.

Boys & Girls Club

Sandhills is now the location of a new Boys & Girls Club. It runs from 2:30 to 6:30 pm for kindergarten through 5th grade. This is ideal for parents/guardians taking SCC afternoon classes, those who need study time, need to utilize the computer lab, or work on projects. Club participants will receive homework assistance and dinner will be provided. The cost is $40 per child per year. In addition, there is a drop-in Club from 6-9 pm for children of parents/guardians taking evening classes or need to meet for group projects or other reasons. Dinner will be provided for the children. This drop-in club is FREE. For all information, go to www.sandhillsbgc.org.

Fall Eight-Week Curriculum Session

An eight-week session of fall semester curriculum classes begins on October 12. Offered online and in hybrid class formats, classes take only eight weeks to complete and award full credits. For all information, go to www.sandhills.edu/eight.

Spring Semester begins January 9. Current students can begin registering on November 1 and after applying, new students can begin registering on November 4.

New students taking curriculum/college credit classes must apply before registering. Sandhills has an open-door policy which means all applicants are accepted. On www.sandhills.edu, new students can find the application at the top right. Returning or current students can register by using Self-Service located on MySCC.

CCP Classes for High School Students

Local high school students can take classes at SCC when a junior and senior. Those successfully completing the required number of CCP credits qualify for the Sandhills Promise. This program offers two full years of classes immediately following high school graduation at no cost. For all information, go to: www.sandhills.edu/admissions/sandhills-promise.

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