As the holiday season approaches, what better gift to yourself than an opportunity to invest in your future? Whether you're looking to embark on a new career path, enhance your resume, or financially prepare for retirement, Sandhills Community College will offer various classes in November to help you achieve your goals.
In "Auto Safety Inspection," students will be certified to inspect motor vehicles under the N.C. Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. You must have a valid driver's license for this class. Held Monday and Tuesday, November 13 and 14, 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, November 28-30, from 6–10 pm, this class will cost $75.
"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. It is strongly recommended that you study the guidebook prior to class attendance to be better prepared for the state examination given at the end of the class.
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 I.D. cards do not meet the identification requirement.
"Notary Public" will be held on Tuesday, November 21, from 8 am-6 pm; this class will cost $75 plus the cost of the text.
"General Contractors Update & C.E. Classes" provides General Contractors the necessary 8 hours of Continuing Education required to renew their licenses each year." Held Saturday, November 4, from 8 am-5 pm, this class will cost $110. An additional class will be held on Saturday, November 18, from 8 am- 5 pm.
"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, November 18, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm, this class will cost $50 plus a $5 card fee.
"De-Risking Retirement" will be taught by instructor Noelle Granville, a Certified Senior Advisor® and Certified Financial Planner™. This three-session course is designed specifically for retirees, providing essential knowledge and strategies to navigate financial, legal, and healthcare challenges during retirement. Gain financial security by learning the foundations of financial security while optimizing your tax situation and making informed decisions to maximize retirement income. This class will be held Thursdays, November 2-16, from 3-5 om, and it will cost $25.
Seats are still available for these Workforce 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.
Continuing Education classes begin throughout the semester. New and returning students do not need to apply to the College, simply register for class. Spring semester curriculum classes begin January 8. For all information, go to www.sandhills.edu/learn.
New students taking curriculum/college credit classes must apply before registering. Sandhills has an open-door policy, which means all applicants are accepted. On www.sandhills.edu, new students can find the application at the top right. Returning or current students can register by using Self-Service located on MySCC.