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Fees Paid for Rapid Career Training Courses at SCC

Sunny day outside Van Dusen Hall building. Statue in the foreground.Due to the current economic conditions, donors to Sandhills Community College have paid the registration fees for a good number of Continuing Education courses that can help individuals train for a new career in a matter of months instead of years.

The courses are in health care, construction, computers, manufacturing, industry, and more. Many classes begin in August with some in September and later. The number of allowable students is limited, and seats are already filling fast.

For classes with face-to-face interactions, CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be stringently followed. The number of students in a classroom has been reduced to allow for distancing and students are required to wear a face/mouth covering when on campus.

Online classes are taken from a computer or digital tablet. Sessions are presented live and students interact in real-time with the instructor and fellow classmates through the camera, microphone, or typing in a chat window. Assignments or projects are submitted through email. Hybrid classes are a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.

Health Care Occupations

In the hybrid class “Central Sterile Processing,” students will learn the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician and the practical applications of concepts and procedures involved. They will 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.

“Central Sterile Processing” classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14 from 6-9 p.m.

Learn the required skills to become a certified EKG Technician and work in a variety of healthcare settings in the hybrid class, “EKG Technician.” 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.

“EKG Technician” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14, from 6-9 p.m. This class will be offered at the Hoke Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 20-Dec. 10 from 6-9 p.m.

Medical Administrative Assistants are valuable members of the healthcare team handling a broad range of duties, including patient registration, telephone, scheduling, medical records, accounts receivable, data entry and medical claims. The hybrid class “Medical Administrative Assistant” prepares individuals for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

“Medical Administrative Assistant” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 3-Dec. 9 from 6-9 p.m.

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. The prerequisite for this class is WorkKeys Math Level 4.

“Pharmacy Technician” is a hybrid course and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 20-Dec. 10 from 6-9:30 p.m. This class will be offered at the Hoke Center on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14 from 6-9:30 p.m.

Students will learn the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in various healthcare settings and blood donation centers in the hybrid course “Phlebotomy Technician & Clinical Rotation.”  Topics include venipuncture, specimen handling, record-keeping and the healthcare profession. A Work Keys Reading for Information test, drug screening, background check and current immunizations are required for registration. Email perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements.

“Phlebotomy Technician & Clinical Rotation” will be taught Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Dec. 10. Classroom hours Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9:30 p.m. Clinical hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be one Saturday class from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This class will also be held at the Hoke Center, Monday-Friday, with classroom hours Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9:30 p.m. Clinical hours are Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two Saturday classes from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Advanced Manufacturing

“CNC Machining 1” begins in August and provides the training and skills needed to operate state-of-the-art industry equipment for creating and precision parts. Designed to teach students to read and interpret blueprints and understand machinability and chip formation, students will learn to calculate speeds, feeds and depth of cut for various machine operations.

They will learn how use carbides and other tool materials and how to assemble work-holding components and perform basic semi-precision and precision layouts. After successful completion of this course, students will have a basic knowledge of Numerical Control and Computerized Numerical Control (NC) and (CNC) machine tools. Basic machining experience is preferred.

“CNC Machining 1” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 24-March 10 from 6-9 p.m.

“Electrical Level 2” begins in early September and builds upon the concepts and skills acquired in the NCCER Electrical Level I course. Students will learn about AC and DC motors, including the main components, circuits and connections. Basic principles of human vision and the characteristics of light and on the handling and installation of various types of lamps and lighting fixtures is taught. All types of bends in all sizes of conduit up to 6 inches and on mechanical, hydraulic and electrical benders is covered. Successful completion qualifies students to receive the NCCER Electrician Level II Certification and inclusion on the NCCER National Registry for Electricians. The prerequisite for this class is successful completion of NCCER Electrical Level I.

“Electrical Level 2” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 8-April 13 from 6-9 p.m.

“Electrical Level 3” builds upon the concepts and skills acquired in the NCCER Electrical Levels I and II courses. Load calculations, branch and feeder circuits, conductor selection and calculations and practical applications of lighting will be taught. Successful completion qualifies students to receive the NCCER Electrician Level III Certification and inclusion on the NCCER National Registry for Electricians. The prerequisite for this class is successful completion NCCER Electrical Levels I and II.

“Electrical Level 3” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 8-April 13 from 6-9 p.m.

“Welding Level 2” begins in August. This course follows the National Center for Construction and Research (NCCER) curriculum and builds upon content learned in Welding Level 1. Students learn the physical characteristics and mechanical properties of metals. Pre and post heating of metals, gas metal and flux cored arc welding is taught. Welding safety and symbols, and interpreting detailed welding drawings is taught.

Upon successful completion of written and performance assessments and required training hours, students will be awarded a certificate of completion from NCCER. The prerequisite for this class is NCCER Welding Level I.

“Welding Level 2” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 24-June 14 from 6-9 p.m.

In “Basic Programmable Logics Control” students will learn the basics of PLC operations. Students will learn how to create a PLC program and design complex logic operations. Storage function applications and how to implement program flow control will be covered. Analog processing and how to solve complex text assignments will be taught as well. This is the second of three classes in the SCC Automated Technology Certificate program.

“Basic Programmable Logics Control” will be held at the Hoke Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 1-Feb. 4 from 6-9 p.m.

“Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals Level 1” is designed to provide students with the necessary foundation content to understanding working with mechanical power transmissions. This class covers reading blueprints, industrial mathematics to linear motion, drilling speed calculations and more. Topics are instructor led with hands-on demonstrations and troubleshooting performed by the student. Upon successful completion, students should be able to identify and apply learning to all fundamental content and demonstrate safe, proper maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.

“Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals Level 1” will be held at the Hoke Center on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 17-Feb. 1 from 6-9 p.m. A second class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Feb. 2, from 6-9 p.m.

“Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals Level 2” covers the various mechanical power transmission technologies and their applications. Students will perform and understand safe proper service procedures, tools, proper installing and set-up procedures, and equipment necessary to analyze and repair typical industrial equipment. Emphasis is placed on mechanical equipment troubleshooting and repair, including common techniques and procedures.

“Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals Level 2” will be held at the Hoke Center on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 18-Feb. 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Construction

When students successfully complete “Forklift Operator,” they will earn the National Safety Council’s (NSC) lift truck operator certification. 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, Sept. 18 from 8:30-4 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8 am-Noon. This class will be held at the Hoke Center on Friday, Oct. 23 from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m.-Noon.

The hybrid course “Construction Project Management” provides students with the skills necessary to work as a construction supervisor or job foreman. Management skills in people and problem solving, planning, estimating, safety supervision, scheduling, controlling costs, and resources will be taught.

“Construction Project Management” will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 20-Dec. 10 from 6-9 p.m.

Business

“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.

“Real Estate Pre-Licensing” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 9-Dec. 9 from 6-9 p.m.

Topics in “F.A.A. Remote Drone Pilot Certification” 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.

“F.A.A. Remote Drone Pilot Certification” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Sept. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sept. 12 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Computers

CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT and the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational role. It is about much more than PC repair. Successful students will become better prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve in “A+ Certification.” They will better understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security. This is the first in this series of our CompTIA IT credentials and cyber security track of certification courses. Each course counts toward DoD 8570 Information Assurance qualifications.

“A+ Certification” will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 11-Oct. 22. Class will meet online on Wednesdays.

Registration

Seats are filling fast for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or 9 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg.

Campus Health Precautions

For the continued safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, Sandhills Community College has converted as many classes as possible to online or hybrid (online plus limited face-to-face interaction). Face/mouth coverings are required when on campus. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed and a deep cleaning is being carried out each evening using EPA-approved disinfectants and foggers. A campus-wide sanitizing wipe down of door pulls and light switches is carried out twice each weekday and the use of water fountains has been discontinued. Service desk shields have been installed in high traffic areas.

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