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Career Training Classes Begin this Summer

Person working on beneath the hood of a car.Classes in auto safety inspection, real estate, and food safety and handling are set to begin this summer. The Continuing Education Career Training department at Sandhills Community College is the perfect local resource for adult learners who want to improve workplace skills, achieve job certification or recertification, improve employment marketability, or explore new opportunities.


Successful completion of “Auto Safety Inspection” certifies students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. The prerequisite for this class is a valid driver’s license. “Auto Safety Inspection” will be held on Monday and Tuesday, June 1 and June 2. A second class will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 6 and July 7, and another class on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 3 and Aug. 4. All classes will be held from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $75.

“OBD Emissions Control Inspection” 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 the Recertification class. “OBD Emissions Control Inspection” will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 27 and 28, from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $75.

“Escort Vehicle Operator” 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 exam. Students must have a valid driver’s license without restrictions other than corrective lens, must not have DWI or reckless driving within the 12 previous 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

“Escort Vehicle Operator” will be held on Tuesday, June 2 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $75.


Students will prepare for the F.A.A. Part 107 Remote Pilot certification exam in “F.A.A. Remote Drone Pilot Certification.” 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.

“F.A.A. Remote Drone Pilot Certification” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 16-July 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and June 27 and July 11, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The cost is $130 plus the cost of text.

Real Estate

All licensed real estate brokers must complete a four-hour mandatory NC Real Estate Commission-approved update course, “Real Estate Mandatory Update #9920.” This class will meet online on Zoom, Thursday, June 4 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $50.

“Real Estate Elective – Agency vs. Procuring Cause” will meet the four-hour continuing education elective set forth by the NC Real Estate Commission. This class will meet online on Zoom, Thursday, June 4 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. The cost is $50.

Hospitality and Food Service

Students will learn the basics of food handling safety and facility sanitation requirements in “ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation.” This class is recommended for all food service facilities, including supervisory personnel, culinary professionals, and food service staff.

“ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation” will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays, July 13, 14, 20 and 21 from 5:30-9 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of the text.


Students will earn the National Safety Council’s (NSC) lift truck operator certification by successfully completing “Forklift Operator.” Topics include the basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance, repair costs, and safety aspects in operation. This class will be held on Friday, June 19 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, June 20 from 8 a.m.-Noon. The cost is $75 plus the cost of 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.

There may be funds available to help students pay for Continuing Education courses. Contact Jason Levister at (910) 695-3778 or, or Amanda Rovetta at (910) 695-3766 or to learn more about SCC Continuing Education scholarships.


To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For classes with face-to-face interactions, the CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be followed. Students will be required to wear their own face masks.

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