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Career Training Classes to Begin Soon at SCC

Earn your automotive inspection licenses, become a Notary Public or renew your NC Nurse Aide I Registry this March through Sandhills Community College’s Continuing Education Career Training division. These classes are ideal for someone who is unemployed or wishes to change jobs and needs to learn a new skill or train in fast order.

Health Care Occupations

“Medical Assisting Part 2” is a combination of lecture and labs to cover the clinical procedures of Medical Assisting. Topics include clinical procedures, assisting with exams, laboratory procedures and cardiology. Email forresterl@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements. The prerequisite for this class is that students must have completed Medical Assisting Part 1 for registration.

Held Mondays-Thursdays, March 14-July 11 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., “Medical Assisting Part 2” will cost $205.50.

“Nurse Aid Level 1 Refresher” is for those whose listing has expired on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry or for individuals with a state-recognized or military healthcare credential. There will be 10 hours of required online work. It is imperative that you make all virtual collaborate meetings. Eligible individuals must have completed a state-approved Nurse Aide I program and have a certificate or transcript supporting completion.

Held Monday-Friday, March 7-11 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., the hybrid class “Nurse Aid Level 1 Refresher” will cost $130.

The “Nurse Aide 2 Competency” is eligible for competency assessment in one of the following ways: must have been eligible for renewal of Nurse Aide 2 Listing prior to the listing expiration. must have worked at least eight hours for compensation during the past 24 months performing nursing care activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, must have no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of funds on the DHSR Nurse Aide Registry, or has had a continuous period of 24 months during which nursing care activities were not performed for monetary compensation, but patient care activities were performed for compensation. Contact Jenell Powell at 910-695-3965 or powellj@sandhills.edu for enrollment approval.

Held Monday-Thursday, April 11-14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., “Nurse Aide, Level 2 Competency” will cost $75.

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, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15 from 6-10 p.m., “Auto Safety Inspection” will cost $75. Two other class times will be offered: Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12 from 6-10 p.m., and Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10., from 6-10 p.m.

“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 Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20 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: http://bit.ly/37276ez

Held on Tuesday, March 15 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., “Escort Vehicle Operator Certification” will cost $75.

“Vehicle Dealers’ Continuing Education” is required of all non-franchise vehicle dealers in NC.

This class includes updates of NC general statutes and DMV policies and procedures.

Held on Tuesday, April 12 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., “Vehicle Dealers’ Continuing Education” will cost $75.

Business

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 1-31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturdays March 12 and 26 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., “FAA Remote Drone Pilot Certification” will cost $130 plus the cost of text.

In “Drone Video and Photography,” students will learn how to use their drone for videography and photography. Learn site survey assessment, mission planning, equipment inspection, drone camera configuration setup, and basic editing.

Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 5-28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., “Drone Video and Photography” will cost $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.

Held on Monday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 9 from 5:30-9:30 p.m., “Notary Public” will cost $75 plus the cost of text. Additional classes will be offered on Friday, April 22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Monday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 11 from 5:30-9:30.

Construction

In “Forklift Operator,” earn the National Safety Council’s (NSC) lift truck operator certification by successfully completing this class. Basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance, repair costs, and safety aspects in operation.  Must be 18 years old to take this class.

Held on Thursday, March 17 from 8:30-4 p.m., and Friday, March 19 from 8 a.m.-Noon, “Forklift Operator” will cost $75 plus the cost of text.

Hospitality and Food Service

In “Bartending,” students will learn the basics of bartending as a profession or for leisure. 

Topics include popular mixed drinks, wine, utensils, glassware, fruit cutting, bar procedures, and ABC laws.

Held on Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., “Bartending” will cost $75 plus the cost of text.

“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 7-15, “ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation: will cost $75 plus the cost of text.

Real Estate

All licensed real estate brokers must complete a four-hour mandatory NC Real Estate Commission-approved update course, “Real Estate Mandatory Update #9922.”

Held on Thursday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., “Real Estate Mandatory Update #9922” will cost $55.

“Real Estate Elective” will meet the four-hour continuing education elective set forth by the NC Real Estate Commission.

Held on Thursday, May 5 from 1:30-5:30 p.m., “Real Estate Elective” will cost $55.

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.

Summer Semester

A summer semester SCC flightPath publication will be mailed to all Moore and Hoke County homes in early May and posted to the college’s website. It will contain information about all Continuing Education classes set to begin in May, June, and July and information about all our college majors.

Summer Semester sessions A and B begin on May 24 and session C begins on June 28 for curriculum/college credit classes and Continuing Education classes begin on various dates throughout the summer.

Summer semester curriculum classes are open to current, returning, 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.

Moore and Hoke high school graduates who successfully complete the required number of Sandhills Promise credits when in high school are eligible to have their SCC tuition paid for two years upon high school graduation. For students who plan to attend college out of the area, they are encouraged to take at least one SCC fall semester class immediately following graduation to lock in their eligibility. Many students take one or two classes each semester and transfer the credits back to their university. Classes are at no cost and can be online, hybrid, or in traditional classroom formats.

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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