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July and August Classes Begin Soon at SCC

Looking to beat the heat this summer? Sandhills is offering FREE A/C with each class! Exclusions may apply for welding and the fire academy. Additional classes include nurse aid, better internetting, and EMT basics. Take a break from the heat and turn up your education.


In “Auto Safety Inspection” students will be certified to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. You must have a valid driver’s license for this class. Held on Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2 from 6-10 p.m., this class will cost $75.

“Commercial Learners Permit Prep” provides training in inspecting tractor-trailers and assuming driver responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on defensive driving, federal motor carrier safety regulations, vehicle systems, hours of service, and accident prevention. Upon completion, trainees should be able to demonstrate the knowledge to pass the required tests to obtain a class “A” learner’s permit for the commercial driver’s license. Held Tuesday-Thursdays, July 12-21 from 6-9 p.m., scholarships are available for this class. 


“Medical Terminology” covers the basic human anatomy and physiology for all systems, laboratory medicine, pharmacology, elements of medical terms and names of major diseases, including terms used in physical exams, operative procedures and diagnosis. Prepares you for Continuing Education Health Care certification classes. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays online, July 12-Sept 1 from 5:30-9:30 p.m., this class will cost $185 plus the cost of text.

“Medication Administration Aide” allows students to meet the training requirements for the NC Board of Nursing Medication Aide Certification, this class prepares Nurse Aides to administer medications to skilled nursing facility residents. Course topics include the scope of duties, legal and ethical responsibilities, administration of medications by various routes, infection control and documentation including commonly used abbreviations. Bring lunch and hydration. Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval. Held Tuesday-Thursday, July 5-7 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., this class will cost $75 plus the cost of text.

“Nurse Aide Level 1 Refresher” this 40-hour program is for those whose listing has expired on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry or those with a state-recognized or military healthcare credential. There will be 10 hours of required online work. It is imperative that you attend all virtual meetings. Eligible individuals must have completed a state-approved Nurse Aide I program and have a certificate or transcript supporting completion. Or for individuals with a state-recognized or military healthcare credential. Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval. Bring lunch and hydration. July 11 class is mandatory. Held Monday-Friday, July 11-15 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., this class will cost $130 plus the cost of text.


In “Better Internetting” students will learn how to make the Internet more useful and get more out of it. Held on Fridays, July 22-August 26 from 2-4 p.m., this class will cost $75.

In “Microsoft Office Overview” students will learn a little of everything that Microsoft Office offers. Sessions will be on Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher, and One Note. Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 21-August 30 from 6-8 p.m., this class will cost $75.

Public Safety

“EMT Basic” prepares students to provide emergency care for the sick and injured.  Students will learn to respond to a variety of emergency medical situations.  Upon successful completion, the student can sit for the state certification exam.  Course requirements: a copy of your high school or GED diploma by first night of class. Additional costs for course specific clinicals. Pre-Requisites: Must have 11th grade reading level on TABE reading test given first night of class. If lower than 11th grade, must enroll in EMS Skills of Success class in conjunction with EMT class. Held on alternating Saturdays, July 9-December 3 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., this class will cost $180 plus a $5 tech fee plus the cost of text. An additional class will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 6-10 p.m. and alternating Saturdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m., August 8-December 15, this class will cost $180 plus a $5 tech fee plus the cost of text.

In the “Fire Academy” students will train for a career as a firefighter. Free tuition for current volunteer firefighters. Certifications earned in the course are Firefighter I/II, Materials Ops, Technical Rescuer, and Emergency Vehicle Driver. The program incorporates EMT-Basic and prepares students to sit for the state certification exam. Application packets available at or in the Continuing Education office in Van Dusen Hall. For more information contact Donald Smith at (910) 695-3774 or Held Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m.-4 p.m., July 12-mid-December.


“Welding Level II” builds on the skills learned in Welding Level I. Students will enhance welding skills and techniques including safety, metal cutting and fitting, and welding skills using generally recognized industry processes. Held on Tuesday and Thursday, August 2-April 13 from 6-9 p.m., this class will cost $211.50 plus the cost of text.


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 Pre-registrations must be made two days before class starts.

Fall Semester

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 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.

Continuing Education classes begin throughout the semester, with most of the skills and technical courses starting in August.

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:

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