Thanks to Sandhills Community College Workforce Continuing Education, you can learn new job skills as a new season begins. Starting in April, you can become certified in motor or emission inspections, learn to drive an escort vehicle, or prepare for a career as a truck driver. Take advantage of the new season and add additional skills to your resume.

"OBD Emissions Control Inspection" certifies students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles OBD Emissions Control Inspection Law. The prerequisite for this class is “Certified Auto Safety Inspection.” This is also a Recertification Class. Held Tuesday, April 15 & 16, from 6-10 pm, this class will cost $75.

"Escort Vehicle Operator" meets the training requirements set by the NC Department of Transportation to certify oversize-overweight load escort vehicle drivers. Students must have a valid driver’s license without restrictions other than the use of corrective lenses, not have a DWI or reckless driving within the previous 12 months, and be 21 years of age (they can be 18 with a Class A commercial driver’s license). All initial applicants must complete a 2- or 4-hour defensive driving course that has been approved by the National Safety Council. Held Tuesday, April 16, from 8 am-5 pm, this class will cost $75.

"CDL Truck Driver Training" is a 10-week training program that offers an extensive curriculum encompassing classroom instruction, hands-on range driving, and on-road driving experience. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain a Commercial Learner's Permit and Class A License endorsements. The registration fee covers a DOT physical examination, DOT drug test, textbooks, and student fees, ensuring a comprehensive and all-inclusive training experience. For more information, visit or email Held Monday-Friday, April 8-June 14, from 8 am-5 pm, this class will cost $364.60.

"Auto Safety Inspection" certifies students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. A valid driver's license is a prerequisite for this class, which will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 8 and 9, from 6 to 10 pm. It will cost $75.


We have streamlined the process for Workforce Continuing Education classes like these. You can now register and pay online. Visit for a complete list of course offerings and registration.

Summer Semester

Summer semester curriculum (college credit) Sessions A and B begin on May 20, and Session C starts on July 1. For all information, go to

New students taking curriculum/college credit classes must apply before registering. Sandhills has an open-door policy, which means all applicants are accepted. On, new students can find the application at the top right. Returning or current students can register using Self-Service on MySCC.

Boys & Girls Club

A Boys & Girls Club unit is offered on the Sandhills campus. It runs from 2:30 to 6:30 pm for kindergarten through fifth grade. The club is ideal for parents/guardians taking SCC afternoon or evening classes, those who need study time, those who need to utilize the computer lab, or those who are working on projects. Club participants will receive assistance with homework, and dinner will be offered. The cost is $50 per child per year. The club provides transportation from McDeeds Creek, Farm Life, and Carthage Elementary schools.

In addition, drop-in services are available free of charge to Sandhills students from 6-9 pm. This is ideal for students taking afternoon or evening classes, working on group projects, or for other academic reasons. For more information visit