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Career Training Classes to Begin at SCC in March

Mechanic at work in his garage.Spring into a new skill this March. 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.

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, March 2, and Tuesday, March 3 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, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24 from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $75.

“Escort Vehicle Operator Certification” 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 an exam. Students must have a valid driver’s license without restrictions other than use of corrective lens, must not have a DWI or reckless driving within the previous 12 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 https://www.nsc.org/safety-training/defensive-driving/courses/online/2-and-4-hour-course

“Escort Vehicle Operator Certification” will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $75.

Required of all non-franchise vehicle dealers in NC, “Vehicle Dealers’ Continuing Education” will include updates of NC general statutes and DMV policies and procedures. The class will be held on Thursday, March 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $75.

Business

Designed for those interested in becoming a bank teller, “Bank Teller Training” includes an introduction to banking operations, handling cash, balancing operations, customer relations, and security procedures.

“Bank Teller Training” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 17-April 23 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $130 plus the cost of the text.

“Drone Video and Photography” teaches how students can use their drone for site survey assessment, mission planning, equipment inspection, drone camera configuration setup, and basic editing.

“Drone Video and Photography” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 24-April 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 4 and April 18 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The cost is $75.

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.

“Notary Public” will be held on Monday, March 30 and Wednesday, April 1 from 5:45-9:15 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of text.

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, and miscellaneous NC laws and legal concepts.

“Real Estate Post-Licensing 303 NC Law, Rules and Legal Concepts” will be held on Thursdays and Fridays, March 19-March 27, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $130 plus the cost of text.

Hospitality & Food Service

Learn the basics of food handling safety and facility sanitation requirements in “ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation.” 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, March 23-March 31 from 5:30-9 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of text.

Human Services

Students will explore a variety of skills associated with the Income Maintenance Caseworker role to determine service eligibility in “Income Maintenance Caseworker.” Specific focus includes proficiency in the utilization of the NCFAST application. Other topics are skills in communication, interviewing, time management, data gathering/compiling, and data analysis. The prerequisite for this class is Introduction to Human Services.

“Income Maintenance Caseworker” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 17-May 14 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $130 plus the cost of text.

Industry

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.

“Forklift Operator” will be held on Friday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m.-noon. The cost is $75 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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