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Train for a New Career in September

Spice up more than a latte with a new career this September. Sandhills Community College Continuing Education classes can prepare students for a career as a licensed truck driver, teach CNC machining, or help others enter a career in real estate. Electrical Level II, CPR for Healthcare Providers, or Nurse Aide 1 Refresher can help others advance in current employment.


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 Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13 from 6-10 p.m., the class this class will cost $75.

In “CDL Truck Driver Training” students will be trained in classroom instruction, range driving, and road driving. This course will prepare you for the Class A Commercial Driver’s License endorsement. For more information, contact Tess Regan at Held Monday-Friday, September 9-December 2 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., scholarships are available for this class.


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, September 6 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on the Pinehurst campus, this class will cost $75 plus the cost of text. An additional class will be offered on Tuesday, September 20 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m at the Hoke Center.

“Real Estate Pre-Licensing” provides an intensive review of topics and prepares students for the NC Broker licensing examination. Topics covered include real estate terms, contracts, leases, ownership, licensing law, finance, listing and closing of property, property valuation, and building construction. The prerequisite for this class is Work Keys Reading and Math, Level 5 or higher or verification of a post-secondary degree. Held on Monday and Wednesday, September 7-December 12 from 6-9 p.m., this class will cost $185 plus the cost of text.

Construction and Trades

“General Contractors Update & CE Classes” provides General Contractors the necessary 8 hours of Continuing Education required to renew their licenses each year. Held Saturday, September 17 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., this class will cost $110.


“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, September 10, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., this class will cost $50 plus a $5 card fee.

“Medical Terminology” covers the basic human anatomy and physiology for all systems, laboratory medicine, pharmacology, elements of medical terms and names of major diseases, including terms used in physical exams, operative procedures and diagnosis. Prepares you for Continuing Education Health Care certification classes. Held online on Tuesday and Thursday, September 6-November 17 from 6-9 p.m., this class will cost $185 plus the cost of text.

“Nurse Aide Level 1 Refresher” is a 40-hour program is for those whose listing has expired on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry or those with a state-recognized or military healthcare credential. There will be 10 hours of required online work. It is imperative that you attend all virtual meetings. Eligible individuals must have completed a state-approved Nurse Aide I program and have a certificate or transcript supporting completion. Or for individuals with a state-recognized or military healthcare credential. Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval. Bring lunch and hydration. Sept. 28 class is mandatory.

“Nurse Aide Level 1 Refresher” will be held Wednesday-Tuesday, from September 28-October 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m at the Hoke Center, this class will cost $130 plus the cost of text. There will be no class on October 1 and 2.

Industry and Manufacturing

In “CNC Machining I” students will learn the fundamentals of computer numerical control (CNC) machining. Instruction emphasizes blueprint reading, basic mathematics, quality assurance, as well as the setup and operation of automated machining equipment. Students will learn computer-aided drafting (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) practices and utilize CAD and CAM software to prepare parts for manufacturing. Held on Tuesday and Thursday, September 27-April 6 from 6-9 p.m., this class will cost $262.50 plus the cost of text.


Seats are still available for these classes, and they do not require an application. 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

Continuing Education classes begin throughout the semester. New and returning students do not need to apply to the College, simply register for class.

An eight-week session of fall semester curriculum classes begins on October 12. Offered online and in hybrid class formats, classes take only eight weeks to complete and award full credits. For all information, go to

New students taking curriculum/college credit classes must apply before registering. Sandhills has an open-door policy which means all applicants are accepted. On, new students can find the application at the top right. Returning or current students can register by using Self-Service located on MySCC.

There will be an after-school Boys and Girls Club program at Sandhills from 2:30-6:30 pm for kindergarten through 5th grade, ideal for parents/guardians taking SCC classes. Homework and dinner will be included. The cost is $40 per child per year. In addition, there will also be a two-week pilot effort beginning on August 15 for a drop-in Club from 6-9 pm for children of parents/guardians taking evening classes at SCC. Dinner will be provided for the children. If the pilot proves successful, the partnership will be expanded into a fall program aligned with several SCC course offerings. For all information, go to

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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