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Career Training Classes to Begin Soon at SCC

Two construction workers reviewing paperwork.Begin training for a career in healthcare, automotive, business, construction, or real estate through Sandhills Community College’s Continuing Education Career Training division. Many classes begin in January and are ideal for someone who is unemployed or wishes to change jobs and needs to learn a new skill or train in fast order.

Healthcare Occupations

In “Community Health Worker” become certified as a Community Health Worker (CHW) in North Carolina. Students are prepared to find employment in a variety of healthcare and community settings such as health departments, Hospitals, federally qualified health centers, clinics, and faith-based organizations.  Upon completion of this training students will be eligible for listing as a NC Certified Community Health Worker.

Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5 from 6-9 p.m., the online class “Community Health Worker” will cost $185. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

In “EKG Technician,” students will learn the required skills to become a certified EKG Technician and work in a variety of healthcare settings. 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.

Held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 10-May 4 from 6-9 p.m., “EKG Technician” will cost $185 plus the cost of text. An online class will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5 from 6-9 p.m. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

In “Central Sterile Processing,” students will learn the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician and the practical applications of concepts and procedures. Explore preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies, and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students will be able to apply the principles of sterilization and disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments and supplies. This class prepares students for the Sterile Processing Technician certification.

Held on Mondays (classroom), 5-8 p.m., and Wednesdays (online), 6-9 p.m., on Jan. 10-May 4, the hybrid class “Central Sterile Processing” will cost $185 plus the cost of text. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

In the hybrid class “Nurse Aide Level 1,” students will prepare to work as a Nurse Aide under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals by performing hands-on patient care. Successful completion prepares students for the State Board examination for NC NA Registry listing. Email perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements. Contact Jenell Powell at 910-695-3965 or powellj@sandhills.edu for enrollment approval prior to registration. Mandatory Continuing Education Orientation is required before attending the first class. Dates to be announced.

Held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 10-May 9, lab will take place 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and clinical will take place from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. “Nurse Aide Level 1” will cost $205.50 plus the cost of the course pack. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

In “Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)” students will learn patient registration, telephone, scheduling, medical records, accounts receivable, data entry, and medical claims.  Students will become prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Held on Mondays (classroom) and Wednesdays (online), Jan. 10-May 4 from 6-9 p.m., the hybrid class “Medical Administrative Assistant” will cost $255 plus the cost of text. An online class will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5 from 6-9 p.m. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

In “Pharmacy Technician,” students will prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and entry-level employment. 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.

Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5 from 6-9:30 p.m., “Pharmacy Technician” will cost $185 plus the cost of text. An online class will also be offered at the same time. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

In “Phlebotomy Technician and Clinical Rotation,” students will learn the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in various healthcare settings and blood donation centers. Topics include venipuncture, specimen handling, record-keeping and the healthcare profession. ENG 111, 112, or Work Keys Workplace Documents test, current immunizations, and signed memo of understanding are required for registration. Email perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements and registration approval. Drug screening and background check are required before attending clinical.

Held Tuesdays (online), and Tuesdays (classroom), Jan. 13-May 5 from 6-9:30 p.m., clinicals Mondays-Fridays 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with one Saturday class from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the hybrid class “Phlebotomy Technician and Clinical Rotation” will cost $205.50 plus the cost of text. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

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.

Held on Monday, Jan. 10 and Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 6-10 p.m., “Auto Safety Inspection” will cost $75.

Business

“Industrial Sewing” will teach instruction on the basic principles and practices of industrial sewing.

Emphasis is placed on the machine operation, setup, and basic maintenance, threading, sewing straight lines and corners.

Held on Saturdays, Jan. 15 and 29, Feb. 12 and 26, March 12 and 26, and April 9 and 23 from 8 a.m.-3:40 p.m., and Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m.-Noon., “Industrial Sewing” will cost $185. Class will be held at Spiritus Systems in Aberdeen.

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 Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Jan. 20 from 5:30-9:30 p.m., “Notary Public” will cost $75 plus the cost of text.

Construction

In “Construction Training – Build a Tiny Home” students will learn the basics of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC by building a tiny home. Students will be taught the skills to either enter the trades workforce or to continue their education with a trade specific class.

Held on Saturdays, Jan. 15-Oct. 29 from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., “Construction Training – Build a Tiny Home” will cost $185.

“NCCER Core” is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum. Modules cover basic safety, communication skills, and an introduction to construction drawings. “HVAC Level 1” includes an introduction to HVAC, trade mathematics, basic electricity, an introduction to heating, an introduction to cooling and air distribution systems, basic copper and plastic piping practices, soldering and brazing, and basic carbon steel piping practices.

“NCCER Core” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 10-March 7 from 6-9:30 p.m., and “HVAC Level 1” will be held on March 9-Aug. 1 from 6-9:30 p.m. The cost is $418 plus the cost of text. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

“HVAC Level 2” covers alternating current, compressors, refrigerants and oils, leak detection evacuation recovery and charging, metering devices, heat Pumps, basic maintenance, chimneys vents and flues, sheet metal duct systems, fiberglass and fabric duct systems, commercial airside systems, air quality equipment, and introduction to hydronic systems. Scholarships are available for this class.

Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 4-June 16 from 6-9:30 p.m., “NCCER HVAC Level 2” will cost $209 plus text. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

“Plumbing Level 1” will introduce students to the plumbing profession. Covered will be plumbing safety, tools of the plumbing trade, plumbing math, plumbing drawings, plastic pipe and fittings, copper pipe and fittings, cast-iron pipe and fittings, steel pipe and fittings, plumbing fixtures, introduction to drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems, and introduction to water distribution systems.

Held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 3-June 15 from 6-9 p.m., “NCCER Plumbing Level 1” will cost $209 plus the cost of text. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

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.  80% of classes must be attended in order to take the state exam. 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, Jan. 31-May 4 from 6-9 p.m., “Real Estate Pre-Licensing” will cost $185 plus the cost of text.

Registration

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 sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registrations must be made two days before class starts.

Spring Semester

Curriculum classes will begin on January 10. In addition to the traditional 16-week semester, there will be two eight-week sessions, one beginning January 10 and the second March 14. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions. Continuing Education classes begin throughout the semester.

New students to Sandhills who wish to take curriculum (college credit) classes will be awarded one free class for the spring semester. This a $311 value.

A free health care plan will also be provided to all curriculum students. This is a $120 value. Students are to submit their application form through E-Forms (Student-Care-on-the-Go form). This special offer is not available to CCP students.

For all information about spring semester, go to www.sandhills.edu/spring22.

CCP Classes for High School Students

Local high school students can take classes at SCC when a junior and senior. Those successfully completing four CCP classes qualify for the Sandhills Promise. This program offers two full years of classes immediately following high school graduation at no cost. For all information, go to: www.sandhills.edu/admissions/sandhills-promise.

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