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Many Continuing Education Classes Begin in January at the Hoke Center

HOKE CENTER-01The Sandhills Community College Hoke Center is offering many Continuing Education classes that begin in January
Advanced Manufacturing
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.
SCC prepares students to achieve national certifications from institutes such as the National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER), Manufacturers’ Skills Standards Council (MSSC), Electronic Technicians’ Association (ETA), and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Class content focuses on safety and fundamental job skills to prepare students for gainful employment.
Job placement assistance and career coaching are offered to students who successfully complete the course. Opportunities are also available for high school students.
The “Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals (MPTF) Level 2” course is designed to provide students with the necessary foundation content to understanding working with mechanical power transmissions. Topics covered range from reading blueprints, industrial mathematics to linear motion, drilling speed calculations and more. Topics are to be 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 in those areas.
“MPTF Level 2” will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 9-Aug. 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 4-8 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.
The “MPTF Level 3” course introduces the types, functions, and operations of packaging machinery. Topics include filling, labeling, capping, carton forming, conveying, wrapping, and other related topics. Upon successful completion, students should be able to effectively communicate with technicians and engineers on the terms, actions, concepts, and components of packaging machinery. Students will learn about gear drives, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps and piping, and power transmission accessories preparing them for well-paying positions in advanced manufacturing. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.
“MPTF Level 3” will be offered on Tuesdays from Jan. 11-June 21 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 4-8 p.m. Another “MPTF Level 3” course will be on Mondays and Wednesday, Jan. 8-May 21 from 6-9 p.m.
Career Development
“Introduction to Direct Care Work-Phase 1” will help you decide if becoming a CNA the right job for you. Learn the skills it takes to be a Direct Care Worker and master the skills you need to get and keep a job in this introductory course. Become CPR certified upon completion.
“Introduction to Direct Care Work-Phase 1” will be held from Jan. 9-23 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The cost is $75 and is for qualified students plus a $7 CPR Certification fee.
“Key Train Computer Skills” will teach you computer skills and confidence to take the WorkKeys assessment by using the KeyTrain software. The Workplace Documents Assessment is required for Phase 3 of this program – Nurse Aide Level I.
“Key Train Computer Skills” will be held Jan. 25-Feb. 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from    12:30-3:30 p.m. The cost is $130 and will be waived for qualified students plus a $15 assessment fee.
“Working Smart” is the only NC soft skill credential work and life skills that give students a competitive edge. Develop personal branding, understand employer expectations, learn the 4-C’s of communication, and enhance productivity in the workplace.
“Working Smart” will be held on Fridays, Jan. 26-May 11 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $75 and is for qualified students. Students may also be eligible for a Continuing Education scholarship.
Career Training
“EKG Technician” will teach you the required skills to become a certified EKG Technician and work in a variety of healthcare settings. Topics include cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac cycle, EKG strip analysis, 12 lead EKG, and EKG procedures.
The “EKG Technician” class will run Jan. 23-May 10 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $185.00 plus the cost of the text.
Administrative medical assistants are valuable members of the healthcare team who can handle a broad range of duties, including patient registration, telephone,  scheduling, medical records, accounts receivable, data entry, and medical claims. Upon completion of the, “Medical Administrative Assistant” class, you will be prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
The “Medical Administrative Assistant” class will be Jan. 16-June 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $250.00 plus the cost of the text.
“Nurse Aide, Level 1” is a state-certified program will prepare students for work under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals in performing hands-on patient care. The course includes preparation for the State Board examination for NC NA Registry listing.  Please contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for program information.
There are two dates and times offered for “Nurse Aide, Level 1.”  The cost is $205.50 plus the cost of the course pack. One class will run Jan. 11-May 8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. A second option will be Jan. 10-May 9 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-9:30 p.m.
“Phlebotomy Technician & Clinical Rotation” will teach the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in various healthcare settings and blood donation centers. Topics include venipuncture, specimen handling, record-keeping, and the healthcare profession. Required for registration are a Work Keys Workplace Documents test, drug screening, background check, and current immunizations. Please email for a complete list of program requirements.
“Phlebotomy Technician & Clinical Rotation” will be Jan. 17-May 14 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $205.50 plus the cost of the text.
A “Notary Public” is officially authorized to witness signatures on legal documents, collect sworn statements, and administer oaths. Participants must have a high school diploma or GED and no felony convictions.
“Notary Public”  will be held Jan.  23 and 25 from 5:30-9 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of the text.
Public Safety
“EMT-Basic” Gain entry-level training in emergency response through hands-on training and clinical experience. Through this course, you will develop the skills needed to provide emergency care for the sick and injured. You will learn to respond to a variety of emergency medical situations, and upon successful completion, you can sit for the state certification exam. Required for enrollment is a high school high school equivalency diploma.
“EMT-Basic” will meet on Saturdays, Jan. 3-May 19. The cost is $180 plus a $5 tech fee.
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 and Career Training, contact Lori Degre at or (910) 695-3939. For Industrial and Technical Classes, contact Belinda McFerrin at or (910) 246-4117.
Seats are still available for these Hoke Center classes. To register in person, stop by the Hoke Center at 1110 E. Central Ave. in Raeford. You may also register by phone with a credit card at (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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