Public Safety Training

The Public Safety division of Continuing Education at Sandhills Community College serves the educational and training needs of law enforcement, fire and rescue, and emergency medical personnel.

Training classes, recertification classes, seminars and programs are offered through this division. Some classes utilize the Larry R. Caddell Public Safety Training Center in Carthage.

 

 

 

CPR for Healthcare Providers

For 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. CEU: 0.4

 

Basic Detention Officer

Offered under the guidelines and requirements as set forth by North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission.

Call for class details.

Code

Class Days

Dates

Time

Location

Cost

1224

Sunday

Jan. 29

 

 

8:30 am-12:30 pm

 

1052 Foundation Hall Pinehurst Campus

 

 

$50 + $5 card fee

1725

Saturday

Feb. 18

1726

Saturday

Mar. 18

1727

Saturday

Apr. 15

 

 

EMT BASIC

This class 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. CEU: 28.8

Cost

$180 + $5 tech fee

+ $31 uniform fee + clinical fee

Code

Format

Dates

Class Days

Time

Instructor

Location

Text

1721

Traditional

January 9-

May 15

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

6-10 pm

Nick Stamatopoulos

1052 Foundation Hall Pinehurst Campus

 

Emergency Care

14th Edition

1722

Hybrid

January 7-

June 10

Alternating Saturdays

8 am-

5 pm

Robert Godwin

106 Upchurch Hall Hoke Center

 

Fire Academy

Train for a career as a firefighter. Free tuition for current volunteer firefighters. Certifications earned in the course are Firefighter I/II, Hazardous Materials Ops, Technical Rescuer, and Emergency Vehicle Driver. The program incorporates EMT-Basic and prepares students to sit for the state certification exam. Application packets available at fireacademy.sandhills.edu or in the Continuing Education office in Van Dusen Hall. For more information contact Donald Smith at (910) 695-3774 or smithdon@sandhills.edu.

Dates

Class Days

Time

Location

 

Feb. 14-July 31

Monday-Thursday

8:30 am-5 pm

 

Larry R. Caddell Public Safety Training Center, Carthage

Fridays

8 am-4 pm

 

Law Enforcement Radar/Lidar Classes

Lidar

January 10

Radar Recert

January 11-12

 

NC Extrication School

Advanced Hands-On Practicals training focused on the best practices, up-to-date techniques, and latest equipment available to prepare first responders for a wide-range or extrication scenarios.

Will be offered Fall Semester 2023.

Class Days

Dates

Time

Location

Friday

Oct. 20

 

7 am-5 pm

Pinehurst Campus

Saturday & Sunday

Oct. 21-22

Larry R. Caddell Public Safety Training Center, Carthage

 

NC Fire Fighter Certification Classes Night and Saturday Classes NFPA 2019 Edition

 

After successful completion of these courses, candidates will receive the Fire Fighter I & II Fire and Rescue Commission IFSAC Certification.

 

Call for class details.

 

 

Spanish for Law Enforcement

Communicate more effectively with the Spanish-speakers around you, and add a valuable skill to your resume. This course will help you master basic Spanish and gain more power handling situations that involve Spanish-speaking victims, witnesses, or criminals. CEU: 2.4

For complete information or to register, go to http://bit.ly/3FXgTqU.

For additional information, contact Jenny Troyer at 910.695.3926 or troyerj@sandhills.edu.

Course Type

Format

Course Length

Start Dates

Instructor

Cost

Instructor-Led Class

Online

6 Weeks

Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, or Apr. 12

Tara Bradley Williams

$75

Self-Paced Tutorial

Online

3 Months Access

Begin Any Time

 

$87

 

TR Series for NC Wildlife and NC SHP

This certification-related course will present the Technical Rescuer (TR) with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Five (General) and Chapter Six (Ropes) of NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Professional Qualifications. Individual courses included in this block course are Rescue Operations, Anchors and MAS, Fixed Rope Systems, Health and Wellness, Helicopter Transport, Horizontal Systems, Lowers and Raises, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Rescue Equipment, Rope Basics, and Victim Management.

 

Call for class details.

 

30th Sandhills Regional Fire and Rescue College

Courses to be offered will include: Specialty and Forestry, Company Officer, Instructor, Firefighter, Technical Rescuer, and National Fire Academy Classes.

Class Days

Dates

Time

Location

Friday-Sunday

Jan. 27-29

Varies Daily

Pinehurst Campus and Larry R. Caddell Public Safety Training Center, Carthage