Technology Class Offerings

Technology course topics range from the most basic information for the absolute beginner to highly technical skills needed in the workplace.

Whatever your stage in computer use, your classmates will be right there with you. Have fun, make new friends and learn to use computers and technology.

For additional information, contact Danaka Bunch
910-695-3775 or bunchd@sandhills.edu. 

MICROSOFT

Windows 10-Level 2

Instructor: Phil Laton
Pinehurst Campus, 105 Van Dusen Hall
$75 + flash drive                     CEU: 2.4

Enhance your Windows 10 skills.

Discover how to use the Action Center and the All-Settings screen, how to customize your Desktop, set up, and use virtual desktops, creating folders for basic file management, and how to use File Explorer.

A brief introduction to email and the Windows Store will be covered, as well as how to update Windows 10 and keep it safe.

Prerequisite: Windows 10 Level 1 or prior experience.

Course Code: 1086
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 17      6-8 pm

 

Microsoft Office Overview

Instructor: Phil Laton
Pinehurst Campus, 105 Van Dusen Hall
$75                  CEU: 2.4

Learn a little of everything that Microsoft Office offers.

Sessions will be on Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher, and One Note.

Course Code: 1087

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mar. 1-Apr. 7         6-8 pm

 

Windows 10-Level 1

Instructor: Phil Laton
Pinehurst Campus, 105 Van Dusen Hall
$75 + flash drive                     CEU: 2.4

Learn the Windows 10 operating system.

Discover Windows applications, terminology, and Start Menu functions as well as operational basics.

Students should have access to the Windows 10 operating system.

Course Code: 2088
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Apr. 21-May 31      6-8 pm

 

INTERNET

You Too Can YouTube

Instructor: Phil Laton
Pinehurst Campus, 105 Van Dusen Hall
$75                  CEU: 1.2

YouTube is the premier online video sharing platform. Be a creator with this instructor led course.

Learn video production, promotion, procedures, and goal setting.

Course Code: 1089      Fridays, Jan. 14-Feb. 18          2-4 pm

 

Better Interneting

Instructor: Phil Laton
Pinehurst Campus, 105 Van Dusen Hall
$75                  CEU: 1.2

Become an Internet power user.

Spend your time on the Internet smarter, more productive, and more efficient.

Course Code: 1090      Fridays, Mar. 4-Apr. 8 2-4 pm

 

Getting Started with Google Drive

Instructor: Phil Laton
Pinehurst Campus, 105 Van Dusen Hall
$75
CEU: 1.2

Receive basic introduction to Google Drive as a file management resource, which will allow you access to your files anytime you have Internet access.

Learn to use Google’s simple, flexible file and document sharing features.

Learn to use Google’s excellent suite of office software, including Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Drawings, and Google Forms.

Course Code: 2091      Fridays, Apr. 22-May 27          2-4 pm

 

MEDIA MARKETING

Marketing for Business

Instructor: Brandi Swarms
Pinehurst Campus, 106 Van Dusen Hall
$75                  CEU: 0.6

Marketing is all about storytelling and you’re the author.

In this two-part class, learn the best social media strategies tailored to your company.

Whether your platform is Instagram, email blasts, or a dedicated website, we will help grow your business and target new clients through a strong social media presence.

Your questions will be answered and your creative horizons will expand — even if  you think you aren’t creative.

Local small businesses are encouraged to join this niche workshop, because one size does not fit all when it comes to marketing.

Course Code: 1092      Wednesdays, Feb. 2 & 9         3-6 pm

Course Code: 1093      Wednesdays, Feb.16 & 23      3-6 pm

 

IT CREDENTIALS AND CYBER SECURITY

CompTIA A+ Certification

This is the first in this series of our CompTIA IT Credentials and Cyber Security track of 3 certification preparation courses.

Online Class (meets for three hours on three nights a week for three months)
Instructor: Billy Barber                       CEU: 12.6
$185.00 + courseware (~$150.00) to be purchased separately (provides hands-on lab simulations and certification test preparation for the duration of the course and beyond).  Discounted exam vouchers are available through the college’s academic partnership with CompTIA when you are ready to take the certification tests on your own schedule (within 12 months).

CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT and the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles — is about much more than PC repair.

Become better prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve.

Better understand a wide variety of issues ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security.

Build the skills and knowledge to advance from A+ to Network+, and then to Security+ to complete the entire track and obtain these valuable credentials.

Each course also counts toward DoD 8570 Information Assurance qualifications.

Course Code: 1094      Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 11-Apr. 21    6-9 pm

No class Mar. 8-10 and Apr. 19

 

CompTIA Network+ Certification

This is the second in this series of our CompTIA IT Credentials and Cyber Security track of 3 certification preparation courses.

Online Class (meets for three hours on three nights a week for three months)
Instructor: Billy Barber                       CEU: 12.6
$185.00 + courseware (~$150.00) to be purchased separately (provides hands-on lab simulations and certification test preparation for the duration of the course and beyond).  Discounted exam vouchers are available through the college’s academic partnership with CompTIA when you are ready to take the certification tests on your own schedule (within 12 months).

CompTIA Network+ helps develop career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks. You will learn to:

Design and implement functional networks; configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices; implement network security, standards, and protocols; troubleshoot network problems; and support the creation of virtualized networks.

This class is continuation of the IT Credentials and Cybersecurity track for the students who complete the A+ Certification course or those who already hold A+ Certification or have equivalent knowledge and experience.

Course Code: 2095      Tuesday-Thursday, May 10-Aug. 11   6-9 pm

Ed2Go

Check out these additional offerings here: Ed2Go Summer Course Offerings 2021
Instructor-led courses begin every six weeks: Jun 16, Jul 14, and Aug 18 and may be completed in six weeks. Self-Paced Tutorials start anytime with course materials available from day one and available for three months. For additional information, contact Jenny Troyer at 910-695-3926 or troyerj@sandhills.edu.

Online Courses this semester include:

Adobe Animate CC Training
Managing Web Design Projects
Sass Training
Color Theory
Introduction to Creating, Styling, and Validating Forms
Introduction to Bootstrap Training
Oracle SQL Training
Oracle PL/SQL Training
Python Data Analysis with NumPy and Pandas
Instructional Design Training
Typography
MS Access 2019/Office 365
MS Excel 2019/Office 365
MS PowerPoint 2019/Office 365
MS Project 2019/Office 365
MS Word 2019/Office 365
Introduction to QuickBooks 2019
Intermediate QuickBooks 2019
Computer Skills for the Workplace
Keyboarding
Blogging and Podcasting
Google Analytics
Achieving Top Search Engine Positions
Python 3 Programming
Game Development
Visual Basic
SQL Database Programming
Creating Web Pages
WordPress Websites
Photoshop
Networking
Understanding the Cloud
PC Security