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Career Training Classes to Begin at SCC in January

Optometrist checking patient's vision at eye clinic.

Take the first step to begin the career you’ve always wanted. 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.

Healthcare

“Certified Ophthalmic Technician’s Exam (COT) Exam Review” will cover the content areas for taking IJCHAPO’s COT written exam. It will cover the topics listed in IJCHAPS website: http://documents.jcahpo.org/documents/Certification/Criteria_For_Certification.pdf#page=12. This class will be held on Mondays, Jan. 27-March 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $75.

Students will learn the required skills to become a certified EKG Technician and work in a variety of healthcare settings in “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, Jan. 22-May 13 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of text.

Students will prepare to work as a Nurse Aide under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals by performing hands-on patient care. Successful completion of “Nurse Aide, Level 1” prepares students for the State Board examination for NC NA Registry listing. Email perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements and contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval.

“Nurse Aide Level 1” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 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 held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-9:30 p.m. Lab hours are 2-4 p.m. and clinical hours are 3:30-9:30 p.m. Both classes run from Jan. 14-May 12. A third class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-9:30 p.m. Lab hours are 2-4 p.m. and clinical hours are 3:30-9:30 p.m., Jan. 13-May 11. The cost is $205.50 plus the cost of the course pack.

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. “Medical Administrative Assistant” prepares students 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, Jan. 8-May 13 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $255 plus the cost of text.

Students will prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and for entry-level employment in “Pharmacy Technician.” 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.

“Pharmacy Technician” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9:30 p.m. from Jan. 21-May 7. The cost is $185 plus the cost of text.

Students will learn the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in various healthcare settings and blood donation centers in “Phlebotomy Technician and 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 and Clinical Rotation” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9:30 p.m. from January 21-May 12. Clinical hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with one Saturday class, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $205.50 plus the cost of the text.

Automotive

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. This class will be held on Monday, Jan. 13 and Tuesday, Jan. 14 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. This class will be held on Monday, Jan. 27 and Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $75.

Industry

“Construction Project Supervisor” 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. Scholarships are available for this class.

“Construction Project Supervisor” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 14-April 30 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of text.

Teambuilding

The “Sandhills High Adventure Ropes Course” will guide participants through physical and mental challenges, which promote creative, productive, and motivated teams. It will challenge participants to succeed in team building, self-motivation, problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communication. Prior registration required. Must be at least 16 years old. Waiver and medical release forms required. Parents need to sign for participants under 18. Email degrel@sandhills.edu for forms. You can also schedule your own private group adventure. For more information, contact Sandy Perry at perrys@sandhills.edu.

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 degrel@sandhills.edu or (910) 695-3939. For Industrial and Technical Classes, contact Ronnie Patton at pattonr@sandhills.edu 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 levisterj@sandhills.edu, or Amanda Rovetta at (910) 695-3766 or rovettaa@sandhills.edu to learn more about SCC Continuing Education scholarships.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. Registration by phone at (910) 695-3980 or preregistration online at sandhills.edu/cereg are also available accepting all major credit cards. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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