Holiday calories may not count, but new career skills do. Sandhills Community College Workforce Continuing Education can sweeten the deal for you. Begin or boost your real estate career in our pre or post-licensing classes. How about getting a Class A Learner's Permit or FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certification? Or you could take the cake by adding Auto Safety Inspector or OBD Emissions Control certifications to your auto skills mix. You could even earn extra cash to spend on your sweetheart by becoming a notary.

Transportation

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 Monday and Tuesday, February 6 and 7, from 6–10 pm, 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, students 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-Thursday, February 7-16, from 6–9 pm, this class will cost $75.

"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 Monday and Tuesday, February 27 and 28, from 6–10 pm, this class will cost $75.

"FAA Remote Drone Pilot" prepares students for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certification exam. Topics include flight theory, flight operations, flight training, national air space, and weather. Students will be prepared to sit for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Knowledge Test and NCDOT UAS Operator Permit upon completion. Texts found on Amazon: ASA 2023 Remote Pilot Test Prep and Airman Knowledge Testing Supplement for Sport Pilot, Recreational Pilot, Remote Pilot, and Private Pilot. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 28-March 30, from 6:30–8:30 pm, this class will cost $130 plus the cost of the text.

Business

"Notary Public" is required for anyone interested in becoming a Notary Public for the first time. It is recommended for all notaries as a refresher course. It is strongly recommended that you study the guidebook before class to better prepare for the state examination at the end of the class. Note: The current edition of The Notary Public Manual for North Carolina, March 2016, ISBN: 978-1-56011-851-0, is required for admittance to the class and can be purchased at the SCC bookstore or on Amazon.

NCGS 10B-5(b) provides the following requirements to be commissioned as a Notary Public in NC: 1) Be at least 18 years of age or legally emancipated as defined in Article 35 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes; 2) Reside or have a regular place of work or business in this state; 3) Reside legally in the United States; 4) Speak, read, and write the English language; 5) Possess a high school diploma or equivalent; 6) Pass the course of instruction described in this Article, unless the person is a licensed member of the North Carolina State Bar; 7) Purchase and keep as a reference the most recent manual approved by the Secretary that describes the duties and authority of notaries public; 8) Submit an application containing no significant misstatement or omission of fact. Students must provide current state or federal picture identification for admission to class. Active-duty military and civilian ID cards do not meet the identification requirement.

"Notary Public" will be held on Tuesday, February 21, from 8 am-6 pm; this class will cost $75 plus the cost of the text.

"Real Estate Pre-Licensing" provides an intensive review of topics and prepares the student for the NC Broker licensing examination. Topics covered include real estate terms, contracts, leases, ownership, licensing law, finance, listing, and closing of the property, property valuation, and building construction. 80% of classes must be attended to take the end-of-class exam. Once you pass the end-of-class exam with a 75% or higher, you can apply for the state exam. Text (Principles of Real Estate Practice in NC, ISBN: 978-0915777488) can be ordered through Amazon. Prerequisite: Work Keys Reading and Math, Level 5 or higher, or verification of a post-secondary degree. Held on Monday and Wednesday, February 6-May 10, from 6–9 pm, this class will cost $185 plus the cost of the text.

"Real Estate Post-Licensing 302 Contracts and Closings" include topics such as basic contract law concepts, real estate sales contract preparation, sales contract procedures, buyer's due diligence, closing procedures, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, closing disclosure preparation, contracts for deed, options, and selected real estate license status and education issues. Text: NC Real Estate Manual (can get E-book subscription). Held on Tuesday and Thursday, February 14-23, from 8:30 am-5 pm, this class will cost $130 plus the cost of the text.

Healthcare

"CPR for Healthcare Providers" is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other lifesaving skills in various in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. Held on Saturday, February 18, from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm, this class will cost $50 plus a $5 card fee.

Registration

Seats are still available for these Continuing Education classes and do not require an application. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 am and 5 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 8 am-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/wce/cereg.html. Pre-registration must be made two days before the start date of the class.

Upcoming Semester

 

The next semester for curriculum/college credit classes begins on March 13. Offered online and in hybrid class formats, classes take only eight weeks to complete and award full credits. For all information, go to www.sandhills.edu/eight.

 

Boys & Girls Club

Sandhills is now the location of a new Boys & Girls Club Unit. 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, need to utilize the computer lab, or work on projects. Club participants will receive homework assistance, and dinner is offered. The cost is $40 per child per year. Transportation is provided from McDeeds Creek, Farm Life, and Carthage Elementary schools.

In addition, there is a drop-in Club from 6–9 pm for children of parents/guardians taking evening classes or needing to meet for group projects or other academic reasons. Dinner will be provided for the children. This drop-in club is free. 

For more information or to register, contact Edith-Ann Jackson at ejackson@sandhillsbgc.org or 910.638.6502.

CCP Classes for High School Students

Moore and Hoke County High School students can take classes at SCC as juniors and seniors. Those completing the required number of CCP credits 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: bit.ly/3Gz4nwq