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Technology Classes to Begin at SCC in March

Two people on sofa with iPad.Learn how to edit your photos, use your iPad better, and further your knowledge of 3D printing this March. Sandhills Community College Continuing Education Technology classes are a great way to have fun and make new friends while learning how to use computers and computer software.

3D Printing 

“Advanced 3D Printing” is designed for those familiar with a basic knowledge of 3D printing. Students will use Tinker CAD to create more advanced 3D Models including hinged objects, articulated objects, and objects with custom supports. Students will gain an understanding of Slic3r PE to prepare files for printing on the Prusa MK3 and MK3S. MakerBot Desktop slicing software will be used to prepare models for the MakerBot Replicator 2X.

“Advanced 3D Printing” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 31-April 23 from 6-8 p.m., and Saturdays, April 18 and April 25 from 8 a.m.-noon. The cost is $75.

Apple Macintosh Operating System and iPad

Students will continue studying the Mac apps found in the iPad Operating System in “iPad Level 2.” Review iPad 1 and then receive more detailed lessons on additional iOS productivity apps. The prerequisite for this class is iPad Basics or a waiver by the instructor or Lori Degre. Each student must bring an iPad.

“iPad Level 2” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, March 9-April 20 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $75.


Students will bring out the artists in themselves as they learn about editing in Raw, using the Guided and Expert mode in Editor, including different types of layers and blends to correct or combine two or more photos, as well as creating a type mask and montages. In “Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19 Advanced” students will learn how to frame photos, create twirl effects, push a photo through text, add texture, and make a photo look like a painting. A flash drive 8GB or larger is recommended. The prerequisites for this class are Elements 19 Part 1, or prior experience, and a good working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, file management, and a creative mind.

“Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19 Advanced” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, March 9-April 20 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $75.

IT Credentials and Cyber Security

“CompTIA Security+” is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents-not just identify them.

“CompTIA Security+” will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, March 30-June 15 from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus $129 for the software.

Customized Training Courses

Business owners can request customized computer and technology training for employees. Please contact Lori Degre, to learn more.

There may be funds available to help students pay for Continuing Education courses. Contact Jason Levister at (910) 695-3778 or, or Amanda Rovetta at (910) 695-3766 or to learn more about SCC Continuing Education scholarships.


Seats are still available for these classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. Registration by phone at (910) 695-3980 or preregistration online at are also available accepting all major credit cards. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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