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Quick Training for a New Career at SCC

As you enjoy the final days of summer, maybe you have considered how appealing a new career could be. The Continuing Education division of Sandhills Community College has a good number of quick-training classes set to begin in August. There will be classes in transportation, public safety, and business. Additional classes will start in September. For upcoming construction, industry, and manufacturing classes, check the college’s website under Continuing Education.


In “Auto Safety Inspection” students will be certified to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. You must have a valid driver’s license for this class. Held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 1-2 from 6-10 p.m., this class will cost $75.

In “OBD Emissions Control Inspection” students will be certified to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles OBD Emissions Control Inspection Law. The prerequisite for this class is “Certified Auto Safety Inspection.” This is also a Recertification Class. Held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29-30 from 6-10 p.m., the class this class will cost $75.

“Aviation Instrument Rating” offers use of a Precision Flight Control CR-12 Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) that can be used to maintain instrument currency at less than half of the cost of renting an aircraft to get your instrument time. The CR-12 is capable of 26 different aircraft configurations, multiple approach, and cross country IFR scenarios and is a great platform for practicing instrument procedures. Configured with a GARMIN 430 GPS and auto pilot, the AATD can be used to simulate all the maneuvers required for Instrument Currency under the FARs. Offered Mondays-Fridays by appointment only. Contact Lori Degre at to schedule use. The cost is $75 an hour with a minimum of 2 hours.


A “Notary Public” is officially authorized to witness signatures on legal documents, collect sworn statements, and administer oaths. Students should prepare to have proof of a high school diploma or GED and no felony convictions. Held on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., this class will cost $75 plus the cost of text.

Public Safety

“CPR for Healthcare Providers” is geared towards healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other lifesaving skills in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. This class is open to all who are interested. Held Saturday, August 20, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., this class will cost $50 plus a $5 card fee. An additional class will be offered on Saturday, September 10, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

“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.  Course requirements: a copy of your high school or GED diploma by first night of class. Additional costs for course specific clinicals. Students should prepare to have proof of a high school diploma or GED diploma by the first night of class. Held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Aug. 8-Dec. 15 from 6-10 p.m., this class will cost $180 plus a $5 tech fee plus a $31 uniform and clinical fee plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.


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 Pre-registration must be made two days before class starts.

Fall Semester

A fall semester SCC flightPath publication has been mailed to all Moore and Hoke County homes and posted to the college’s website. It contains information about all curriculum programs and the Continuing Education classes set to begin August through December.

Continuing Education classes do not require an application and begin throughout the semester, with most of the skills and technical courses starting in August and September.

The 16-week curriculum/college credit semester and first eight-week session begin on August 15. The second eight-week session begins on October 12. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions.

Apply to attend SCC from the link at and apply for financial aid if assistance is needed. To receive funds in hand to pay fall semester tuition, information should be submitted by July 14. After that date, applications will still be accepted, but completion by July 14 assures that the FAFSA will be processed in time.

CCP Classes for High School Students

Local high school students can take classes at SCC when a junior and senior. Those successfully completing the required number of CCP credits 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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