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Career Training Classes to Begin at SCC in March

Close up of a person working under the hood of a car.As spring approaches, so does the opportunity to enter a new career or advance in one. For those currently unemployed, the Career Training division of Continuing Education at Sandhills Community College can help individuals quickly train for a job. In March, there are a variety of classes beginning. Students can earn a real estate credential, obtain a forklift operator license, prepare for a drone pilot certification or learn drone photography, obtain automotive certifications, or earn the ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation certification.

These classes require face-to-face interaction 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.

Real Estate

Topics in “Real Estate Post-Licensing 303 NC Law, Rules and Legal Concepts” include General North Carolina licensing requirements, brokerage compensation issues, the disciplinary process. Specialized types of real estate, property management in NC. Miscellaneous NC laws and legal concepts will also be covered.

Held on Thursdays and Fridays, March 18, 19, 25, and 26 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., “Real Estate Post-Licensing 3030 NC Law, Rules and Legal Concepts” will cost $130 plus the cost of text.


In “FAA Remote Drone Pilot Certification” students will prepare 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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 2-April 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturdays, March 13 and 27 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., “FAA Remote Drone Pilot Certification” will cost $130 plus the cost of text.

“Drone Video and Photography” is for those who want to expand their drone flying skills. This in-depth class teaches how students can use their drones for site survey assessment, mission planning, equipment inspection, drone camera configuration setup, and basic editing.

Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 23-April 20 from 6-8 p.m., and Saturdays April 10 and 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., “Drone Video and Photography” will cost $75.

Food Service

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

Held on Mondays and Tuesdays, March 22-30 from 5:30-9 p.m., “ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation” will cost $75 plus the cost of text.


Earn the National Safety Council’s (NSC) lift truck operator certification by successfully completing “Forklift Operator.” Basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance, repair costs, and safety aspects in operation will be taught. Students must be 18 years or older.

Held on Friday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, March 13 from 8 a.m.-Noon, “Forklift Operator” will cost $75 plus the cost of text.


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. Held on Monday and Tuesday, March. 8 and 9 from 6-10 p.m., “Auto Safety Inspection” will cost $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 a Recertification Class.

Held on Monday and Tuesday, March 22 and 23 from 6-10 p.m., “OBD Emissions Control Inspection” will cost $75.

“Vehicle Dealers’ Continuing Education” is required of all non-franchise vehicle dealers in NC. The class includes updates of NC general statutes and DMV policies and procedures. Held on Tuesday, March 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., “Vehicle Dealers’ Continuing Education” will cost $75.

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 classes, contact Lori Degre at or (910) 695-3939. For Allied Health and Career Training, contact Sandy Perry at or (910) 695-3974, or Jenny Troyer at, or (910) 695-3926. For Industrial and Technical classes, contact Ronnie Patton at or (910) 695-3925.


Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at Pre-registrations must be made two days before class starts.

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.

Campus Health Precautions

For the continued safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, the college has converted as many classes as possible to online or hybrid (online plus limited face-to-face interaction). Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed on campus 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 done twice each weekday and the use of water fountains has been discontinued. Service desk shields have been installed in high traffic areas.

Summer Semester

Additional Continuing Education classes will begin in April and plans for summer semester classes are currently being made with a full slate of classes being offered.

Summer semester curriculum (college credit) classes are open to current and new students. Local students attending colleges outside of the area are welcome to take courses this summer at SCC. Credits can transfer back to the university, saving students time and money. New students can apply online, and an advisor will assist in registering for classes. Current or returning students may register using Self-Service or by meeting with their Advisor.

High school juniors and seniors can take SCC classes at no cost by enrolling in the Career and College Program (CCP). The program has 47 Career Technical pathways, 13 Continuing Education pathways and, 54 college transfer courses. High school students can contact their counselor to learn more or go to

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