If you have been considering a new skill or hobby, Sandhills Community College can ensure you learn while having fun. The Workforce Continuing Education Personal Enrichment division will offer four-line dancing classes in October. You can also explore film, gardening, technology, or learn Spanish.


"Excel: Spreadsheets, Charts, and Graphs" focuses on the fundamentals of Excel 2019. You will first learn how to create fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You will then learn common formulas and functions, sorting and analyzing data, custom charts and graphs, and creating three-dimensional workbooks. This course also introduces you to Quick Analysis, Flash Fill, and other powerful charting tools, further explored in the intermediate course. Held Mondays and Wednesdays from October 30-December 11 from 6-8 pm, this class will cost $75. There will be no class on November 22.


In "Fabulous Fall/Winter Edible Garden," you will create a captivating fall/winter edible garden. Join our course and plant your front porch paradise with stunning fall vegetables. Take home a 10-gallon grow bag for year-round fresh greens and impress your guests with the beauty and taste of your harvest. Elevate your gardening skills today and embark on a journey of seasonal abundance. Held on Saturday, October 14, from 9-11 am, this class will cost $75. An additional class will be held on Tuesday, October 17, from 2-4 pm.


In "Cinema's Simpletons and Film's Fools," you will explore some of the film's memorable mischief makers. For five weeks, we'll explore the Movies Masters and Mistresses of Mayhem in our 60-year romp through cinematic history. Held on Tuesdays, October 31-November 28, from 2-4:30 pm, this class will cost $35.


"Introduction to Line Dance" is for the absolute beginner. If you lack the confidence to dance at social events, this class is for you. We will take the time to learn basic steps and patterns to build your coordination and confidence on the dance floor. We'll learn popular dances like The Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Copperhead Road, and others. After six weeks, you may feel ready to develop your skills in our A.B. Beginner class. Held Thursdays, October 26-December 7, from 5-6 pm, this class will cost $50.

"A.B. Beginner Line Dance" is a new class that bridges the gap between Intro and Beginner+. Great, you've danced the basic line dances at social events and are ready to build on that knowledge. Our instructor will guide you to an improved foundation of dance-step terminology, rhythm counts, and dance floor etiquette. You'll experience a variety of absolute beginner line dances to different genres of music. Leave your inhibitions at the door and join us on the dance floor. After six weeks, you'll feel confident in participating in the Beginner+ class. The prerequisite for this class is Introduction to Line Dancing or knowing the dances of Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, and Copperhead Road. Held Mondays, October 30-December 4, from 5-6:30 pm, this class will cost $65. There will be no class on November 23.

"Line Dancing-Beginner +" will build upon the skills learned at the A.B. Beginner level. You'll learn dances suitable for those with dance experience, with some emphasis on body posture and styling principles. The dances will provide a natural progression of complexity- steps, turns, syncopations, tags, and restarts. This six-week class will provide an excellent time on the dance floor. The prerequisite for this class is Introduction to Line Dancing and/or A.B. Beginner class. Held Mondays, October 30-December 4, from 6:30-8 pm, this class will cost $65.

"Line Dancing- Improver" will feature dance routines suitable for the experienced line dancer who has mastered a comprehensive range of step patterns and movements. This six-week class is intended to satisfy the seasoned dancer with new challenges that will prove fun and rewarding. Held Thursdays, October 26-December 7, from 6-8 pm, this class will cost $75. There will be no class on November 23.


"Spanish Beginning Conversation" will provide the foundation for asking and responding to simple questions using basic vocabulary. Engage in easy conversations and communicate in social, business, and travel situations. Students will study various basic written materials and master writing simple sentences needed in everyday life. Absorb Spanish culture with learning the language. Held Mondays and Wednesdays, October 30-November 29, from 2-4 pm, this class will cost $75 plus the cost of the text. There will be no class on November 23.


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.

Next Session

Continuing Education classes begin throughout the semester. New and returning students do not need to apply to the College, simply register for class.

An eight-week session of fall semester curriculum classes begins on October 11. 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/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. 

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, 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. 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 or to register for the club or drop-in services, contact Edith-Ann Jackson at ejackson@sandhillsbgc.org or 910.638.6502.

Classes for High School Students

Moore and Hoke County High School students can take SCC classes as juniors and seniors at no cost. High school counselors can help schedule these classes or home or private school students can contact Kim McMillan at mcmillank@sandhills.edu.

Students who reside in Moore and Hoke Counties and successfully complete the required number of classes through Sandhills while in high school can qualify to receive two full years of paid tuition through our Sandhills Promise program. Sandhills awards over $350,000 to pay tuition and fees for Sandhills Promise students each year. The Sandhills Promise applications are due each year by mid-July.