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Prepare for a Successful Career in Advanced Manufacturing

GettyImages-598086884.jpgThe Advanced Manufacturing Program at Sandhills Community College offers high-tech, in-demand career training using state-of-the-art equipment designed to meet the growing local demand for skilled workers. Many classes begin in August at both the Pinehurst campus and the Sandhills Hoke Center in Raeford.
SCC classes prepare 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 “NCCER Welding” program is based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. Level 1 is designed to train students for the mastery of basic welding skills and techniques including safety, metal cutting and fitting, and welding skills using generally recognized industry processes. Level 2 builds upon content learned in Level 1 and adds physical and mechanical properties of metal, flux cored arc welding, and interpreting detailed welding drawings. Upon successful
completion of each level, students will earn the level-appropriate NCCER Welding Certification. The cost is $185 plus a $100 consumables fee and the cost of text.
The “NCCER Welding” program Level 1 will be offered at the Pinehurst campus Aug. 15 – May 15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 – 9 p.m.
A Saturday “NCCER Welding” Level 1 will be held at the Pinehurst campus Aug. 19 – June 16 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Level 2 “NCCER Welding” will be held at the Pinehurst campus Aug. 14 – May 23 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m.
The “Certified Production (CPT) Technician Safety” class is one of three CPT classes offered by SCC. The Safety class focuses on the safety requirements in advanced manufacturing. Topics include environmental safety, emergency drills, corrective actions for unsafe conditions, safety orientations, equipment safety, safe processes and procedures, safety and health requirements for maintenance and repair, and safe equipment and operator performance. You will qualify to sit for the MSSC national certification assessment to receive the MSSC Safety Certificate. This program is endorsed as quality training programs for potential entry-level employment by Unilever HPC in Raeford and Coty, Inc. in Sanford.
The “CPT Safety” class will be held at the Sandhills Hoke Center Aug. 14 – Sept. 27 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 – 9 p.m. The cost is $130 plus MSSC certification fees plus text. (CPT Quality will begin in Oct. and CPT Technician Manufacturing Process and Production will begin in December.)
“Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals Level 2” 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. Upon successful completion, students should be able to identify, apply learning to all fundamental content and demonstrate safe proper maintenance and troubleshooting procedures in those areas.
“Mechanical Power Transmission Fundamentals Level 2” will be held at the Sandhills Hoke Center Aug. 14 – Dec. 20 from 6 – 9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus text.
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 Ronnie Patton at or (910) 695-3925.
Seats are still available for these Advanced Manufacturing classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. 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.
For more information visit or contact Belinda McFerrin at (910) 246-4117 or

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