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Health Care Classes to Begin at the Hoke Center in January

Healthcare worker in scrubs.Start training for a career as a Nurse Aid or Phlebotomy Technician through Sandhills Community College Continuing Education Career Training division this January at the Hoke Center.

These classes require face-to-face interaction. 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. Hybrid classes are a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.

“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 for a complete list of program requirements. Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval.

Held on Mondays and Tuesdays, Jan. 11-May 10, with classroom hours from 4-9:30 p.m., lab from 2-4 p.m., and clinicals from 3:30-9:30 p.m., the hybrid class “Nurse Aide Level 1” will cost $205 plus the cost of the course pack. A second class will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 11-May 10, with classroom hours from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., lab from 2-4 p.m., and clinical from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Students will learn the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in various healthcare settings and blood donation centers in “Phlebotomy Technician and 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 for a complete list of program requirements.

Held on Mondays online, and Wednesdays in the classroom from 6-9:30 p.m., Jan. 20-May 12, the hybrid class “Phlebotomy Technician and Clinical Rotation” will cost $205.50 plus the cost of text. Clinical will be held Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be two Saturday classes from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship is available for this class. The scholarship is based on need and will award up to $750 per student and can be used for tuition, fees, book, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare, and other components as deemed necessary. Find out more about this scholarship at

Customized Training for Business and Industry

The Sandhills Community College Continuing Education team can customize courses to meet the specific needs of a business or industry, provide resources to assist in developing new training initiatives or to maintain and support current efforts. Courses can be held at convenient times for you and your staff at any SCC location, your business, or other convenient locations.

For business classes, contact Lori Degre at or (910) 695-3939. For Allied Health and Career Training, contact Sandy Perry at or (910) 695-3974, or Jenny Troyer at, or (910) 695-3926. For Industrial and Technical classes, contact Ronnie Patton at or (910) 695-3925.


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.

Campus Health Precautions

For the continued safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, the college has converted as many classes as possible to online or hybrid (online plus limited face-to-face interaction). Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed on campus 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 done 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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