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Construction and Trades Classes to Begin in August

Build a new career in construction or realize a well-paying job in a trade in only a few months. Beginning in August, the Continuing Education division at Sandhills Community College can quickly set you in a new direction. You can learn the skills needed for construction management or go into electrical, HVAC, plumbing, or welding.

Construction

“Construction Project Management” provides students with the skills necessary to work as a construction supervisor or job foremen. Management skills in people and problem solving, planning, estimating, safety supervision, scheduling, controlling costs and resources will be taught. Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 9 from 6-9 p.m., this class will cost $185 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

“General Contractors Update & CE Classes” will provide General Contractors the necessary 8 hours of Continuing Education required to renew their licenses each year. Held on Aug. 20 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., this class will cost $125.

NCCER Core Essentials

“NCCER Core Essentials” is a prerequisite/co-requisite to Level 1 Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Welding, and Sprinkler Fitting classes. Modules include basic safety, communication skills and an introduction to construction drawings. Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 16-Oct. 6 from 6-10 p.m. at the Larry Caddell Training Center in Carthage, this class will cost $211.50 plus the cost of text.

Electrical

In “Electrical Level 1,” students will earn an industry recognized NCCER Electrical credential. Level 1 introduces trainees to the electrical trade, safety, circuits, National Electrical Code, device boxes, hand bending, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, electrical construction drawings, residential electrical services, and test equipment. The prerequisite for this class is “NCCER Core Essentials.” Held on Mondays and Wednesday, Aug. 15-April 26 from 6-9 p.m., this class will cost $211.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

HVAC

“HVAC Level 1” covers an introduction to HVAC, trade mathematics, basic electricity, introduction to heating, and introduction to cooling, and introduction to air distribution systems, basic copper and plastic piping practices, soldering and brazing, and basic carbon steel piping practices. The prerequisite for this class is “NCCER Core Essentials.” Held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 15-Dec. 14 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Larry Caddell Training Center in Carthage, this class will cost $211.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

“HVAC Level II” covers the following: 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. The prerequisite for this class is “HVAC Level 1.” Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 16-Dec. 15 from 6-10 p.m. at the Larry Caddell Training Center in Carthage, this class will cost $211.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

Plumbing

“Plumbing Level 1” introduces students to the plumbing profession, 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. The prerequisite for this class is “NCCER Core Essentials.” Held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 15-Dec. 14 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Larry Caddell Training Center in Carthage, this class will cost $211.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

Welding

In “Welding Level 1” students will earn an industry recognized NCCER Welding credential. Level I introduces trainees to the mastery of basic welding skills and techniques including safety, metal cutting and fitting, and welding skills using generally recognized industry processes. The prerequisite for this class is “NCCER Core Essentials.” Held on Mondays and Wednesday, Aug. 15-April 26 from 6-9 p.m., this class will cost $311.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

In “Welding Level II” students will earn an industry recognized NCCER Welding credential. Level II builds on Level I by introducing trainees to additional welding methods – including MIG and TIG – and more advanced welding techniques and concepts. The prerequisite for this class is “Welding Level 1.” Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 2-April 13 from 6-9 p.m., this class will cost $311.50 plus the cost of text.

Forklift Operator

In “Forklift Operator,” earn the National Safety Council’s (NSC) lift truck operator certification by successfully completing this class. Held on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 12 from 8 a.m.-noon at the Larry Caddell Training Center in Carthage, this class will cost $77.50 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 Thursdays and 8 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registration must be made two days before class starts.

Fall Semester

A fall semester SCC flightPath publication has been mailed to all Moore and Hoke County homes and posted to the college’s website. It contains information about all curriculum programs and the Continuing Education classes set to begin August through December.

Continuing Education classes do not require an application and begin throughout the semester, with most of the skills and technical courses starting in August and September.

The 16-week curriculum/college credit semester and first eight-week session begin on August 15. The second eight-week session begins on October 12. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions.

Apply to attend SCC from the link at www.sandhills.edu and apply for financial aid if assistance is needed. To receive funds in hand to pay fall semester tuition, information should be submitted by July 14. After that date, applications will still be accepted, but completion by July 14 assures that the FAFSA will be processed in time.

CCP Classes for High School Students

Local high school students can take classes at SCC when a junior and senior. Those successfully completing the required number of CCP credits 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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