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Public Safety Classes to Begin Soon at the Hoke Center

EMT personnel standing in front of an open ambulance. Providing emergency care is of utmost importance in a society, whether the one responding be an average citizen or a highly trained professional. Several classes are beginning this summer in Sandhills Community College Continuing Education’s Public Safety division.

These classes require face-to-face interaction. CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be stringently followed. The number of students in a classroom has been reduced to allow for distancing and students are required to wear a face/mouth covering when on campus. Hybrid classes are a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.

Health and Medical Services

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

Held on alternating Saturdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., July 17-Dec. 4, the hybrid class “EMT-Basic” will cost $180 plus a $5 tech fee and clinical fee.

NC Fire Fighter Certification Classes

North Carolina Firefighter Certification classes offered night and Saturdays. The Hoke County Night Fire Academy will be held at Hoke County High School from May 18-July 27 with varied class times. Please contact Tess Regan, Fire and Rescue Coordinator, at regant@sandhills.edu or (910) 695-3774.

Registration

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

For questions about these or other Public Safety classes, please contact Tess Regan, Fire and Rescue Coordinator, at regant@sandhills.edu or (910) 695-3774, or Denise Cameron, Law Enforcement/EMS Director, at camerond@sandhills.edu or (910) 695-3944.

Summer Semester

The summer semester begins on May 25 and June 29 for curriculum classes. Our Continuing Education classes have varied start dates throughout the semester.

Summer semester curriculum (college credit) classes are open to current, returning, and new students. Local students attending colleges outside of the area are welcome to take courses this summer at SCC. Credits can transfer back to the university, saving students time and money. New students can apply online, and an advisor will assist in registering for classes. Current or returning students may register using Self-Service or by meeting with their Advisor.

Fall Semester

A fall semester flightPath publication will be mailed to all Moore and Hoke County homes mid-July and will contain information about the Continuing Education classes set to begin August through December and all curriculum programs.

Curriculum classes will begin on August 16. In addition to the traditional 16-week semester, there will be two eight-week sessions, one beginning August 16 and the second October 14. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions. These online and hybrid classes can lead to an Associate in Arts degree or three Business Certificates with additional program classes to be added Spring Semester 2022.

CCP Classes for High School Students

High school juniors and seniors can take SCC classes at no cost by enrolling in the Career and College Program (CCP). The program has 47 Career Technical pathways, 13 Continuing Education pathways and 54 college transfer courses. High school students can contact their counselor to learn more or follow the “Programs” link from the college’s home page, then click “High School Programs.”

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