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Manufacturing Class Begins at the Hoke Center

The Advanced Manufacturing program at Sandhills Community College offers high-tech, in-demand career training through state-of-the-art equipment designed to meet the growing demand for skilled workers. Through partnerships with local employers, this program aligns class offerings and curriculums to provide employers a pipeline of skilled workers with job-specific skills. These programs do not take an extended period to complete, and many students have employment lined up before graduation. We even offer job placement assistance and career coaching.

Learn the types, functions, and operations of packaging machinery in “Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals Level 3.” Topics include filling, labeling, capping, carton forming, conveying, wrapping, and other related topics. Upon successful completion, students will effectively communicate with technicians and engineers on the terms, actions, concepts, and components of packaging machinery. Learn about gear drives, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps and piping, and power transmission accessories; prepare for well-paying positions in advanced manufacturing.

“Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals Level 3” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, July 8-Nov. 18 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.

Seats are still available for this class. To register, stop by the Sandhills Hoke Center at 1110 E. Central Drive in Raeford. You can also register by phone at (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until noon.

Customized Training for Business and Industry

The SCC Continuing Education team can also customize courses to meet the specific needs of a business or industry, provide resources to assist in developing new training initiatives or help maintain and support current efforts. Courses can be held at convenient times for the business and its employees at any SCC location, business, or other convenient location. To learn more, contact Ronnie Patton at or (910) 695-3925.

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