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Public Safety Classes to Begin Soon at The Hoke Center

EMT smiling, behind an ambulance.Providing emergency care is of utmost importance in a society. Train to become an EMT this January though Community College Continuing Education’s Public Safety division.

“EMT-Basic” prepares students to provide emergency care for the sick and injured, responding to a variety of emergency medical situations. Upon successful completion, the student can sit for the state certification exam. Course requirements: a copy of your high school or GED diploma by first night of class. Additional costs for course specific clinicals. The prerequisite for this class is an 11th grade reading level on TABE reading test given first night of class. If lower than 11th grade, students must enroll in EMS Skills of Success class in conjunction with EMT class.

Held on alternating Saturdays, Jan. 8-June 4 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., “EMT-Basic” will cost $180 plus a $5 tech fee, $31 uniform fee, and additional clinical fee. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit for information and to apply.


Seats are still available for this class. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at Pre-registrations must be made two days before class starts.

For questions about these or other Public Safety classes, please contact Donnie Smith, Fire and Rescue Director, at or (910) 695-3774, or Denise Cameron, Senior Director, Public Safety Programs, at or (910) 695-3944.

Spring Semester

Curriculum classes will begin on January 10. In addition to the traditional 16-week semester, there will be two eight-week sessions, one beginning January 10 and the second March 14. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions. Continuing Education classes begin throughout the semester.

New students to Sandhills who wish to take curriculum (college credit) classes will be awarded one free class for the spring semester. This is a $311 value.

A free health care plan will also be provided to all curriculum students. This is a $120 value. Students are to submit their application form through E-Forms (Student-Care-on-the-Go form). This special offer is not available to CCP students.

For all information about spring semester, go to

CCP Classes for High School Students

High school students who successfully complete four CCP classes 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:

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