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Career Training Classes to Begin at SCC in September

Three people sitting at a table, laptop between them.Real estate and automotive are just a few of the career fields you can begin training for this September through Sandhills Community College’s Continuing Education Career Training division. These classes are ideal for someone who is unemployed, or wish to change jobs and needs to learn a new skill or train in fast order.

These classes require face-to-face interaction. CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be stringently followed. Social distancing is required on campus, and masks are required indoors.


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, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Sept. 14, 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, Sept. 27, and Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 6-10 p.m., “OBD Emissions Control Inspection” will cost $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 taking this class. Classes can be found at

Held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., “Escort Vehicle Operation Certification” will cost $75.


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, Sept. 14-Oct. 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturdays, Sept. 25 and Oct. 9 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., “FAA Remote Drone Pilot Certification” will cost $130 plus the cost of text.

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, Sept. 27 and Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 5:30-9:30 p.m., “Notary Public” will cost $75 plus the cost of text.

Real Estate

“Real Estate Pre-Licensing” provides an intensive review of topics and prepares the student for the NC Broker licensing examination. Topics covered include real estate terms, contracts, leases, ownership, licensing law, finance, listing and closing of property, property valuation and building construction.

The prerequisite for this class is Work Keys Reading and Math, Level 5 or higher or verification of a post-secondary degree.

Held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 1-Dec. 8 from 6-9 p.m., “Real Estate Pre-Licensing” will cost $185 plus the cost of text.


“General Contractor Update and CE” provides General Contractors the necessary eight hours of Continuing Education needed to renew licenses. Electives subjects are Resource Control, Quality Assurance, and Estimating and Cost Control.

Held on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., “General Contractor Update and CE” will cost $75 plus $35 GC fees.


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.

Fall Semester

An eight-week session of fall semester curriculum classes begins on October 14. Offered online and in hybrid class formats, classes take only eight weeks to complete and award full credits. If you are new to Sandhills or are not currently enrolled in classes and find you don’t qualify for financial aid, we will award you $311 in guaranteed aid. For all information, go to

CCP Classes for High School Students

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, 54 college transfer courses, ten Continuing Education pathways in Hoke County, and 11 Continuing Education pathways in Moore County. High school students can contact their counselor to learn more or follow the “Programs” link from the college’s home page, then click “High School Programs.”

High school students who successfully complete four CCP classes qualify for the Sandhills Promise. This program offers two full years of classes immediately following high school graduation at no cost.

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