July Start Classes in Continuing Education at SCC

Sandhills Community College does not take a vacation from offering valuable Continuing Education classes during the summer. A good number of classes in a wide variety of disciplines begin in July.

Technology

Whether you need a little byte of knowledge or a terabyte of advanced technology education, we have classes for you in Continuing Education. 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 how to use computers and computer software.

“Getting to Know Your Digital Camera in a Day” is a hands-on, easy-going workshop designed to teach students how to master their digital camera and transform a dull snapshot into an artistic image. Lectures and lively discussions will be followed by fieldwork and friendly photo critiques.

“Getting to Know Your Digital Camera in a Day” will be held Friday, July 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The cost is $75.

“Understanding the Exposure Triangle” will help students take their photography to the next level by understanding Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO. Students will learn how to shoot on manual mode in this easy-going, hands-on workshop. In addition, students will also learn the basics of composition and how to produce images with the “WOW!” factor.

“Understanding the Exposure Triangle” will be held Friday, July 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The cost is $75.

“Social Media Basics” is a hands-on course that will puts students in the driver’s seat of their social media to understand the potential for growing their business, expanding their customer base, and making more money through social media marketing. Feel free to bring a laptop or iPad to class. This course is open to small business owners, employees, or anyone having an interest in expanding their social media knowledge. A good working knowledge of using the internet is required.

“Social Media Basics” will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays July 11 – Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. – noon. The cost is $75.

“Windows 10 Level 2” includes a quick review of level 1 and topics include using the Action Center and the all Settings screen, how to customize the Desktop and 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. Windows 10 Level 1 or prior experience is required.

“Windows 10 Level 2” will be held July 14 – Sept. on Fridays from 9 a.m. – noon. The cost is $75.

Career Development

The Career Development Program at Sandhills Community College is a workforce development program that provides skills assessment services, employability skills training, and career development counseling to individuals in transition and the emerging workforce.

“Introduction to Human Services: Income Maintenance Worker” introduces students to a career in Human Services as an Income Maintenance Worker at the Department of Social Services and provides knowledge required to be successful in an entry-level position. WorkKeys assessments are administered in this class and are a prerequisite for Phase II of this program – Human Services Certificate.

“Introduction to Human Services: Income Maintenance Worker” will be held July 6 – Aug. 31 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 9 p.m. The cost is $130 which may be waived for qualified students and a $45 assessment fee.

Instructor, Phil Laton’s “Re-Employment Services Workshop” is designed for students who are re-entering the workforce and need to refresh their interview and employment skill set. This workshop will aid students in discovering a career that matches skills or help develop a training plan to learn new skills, explore career opportunities, and develop a written plan of action. Students will have the opportunity to create or update their résumé, customizing it for different jobs. Students will also learn to deal with the stress of long-term unemployment, sell themselves, and stand out from other applicants in an interview.

The cost for the “Re-Employment Services Workshop” is $75 and is waived for qualified students. There are two sessions per month on Wednesdays at 9 – 10:30 a.m. at NCWorks Career Center-Moore County in Aberdeen.

“How to Interview with Confidence” will teach students how to sell themselves and stand out from the crowd. Students will receive tips for the interview: what to say, how to say it, and the ten questions that will make or break your interview. They will have the opportunity to participate in a mock interview.

“How to Interview with Confidence” will be held Monday –Thursday, July 10 – 13 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The cost is $75 and may be waived for qualified students.

“How to Write a Dynamic Résumé” will teach marketing and branding techniques to make students résumés stand above the competition. Students will learn to use key words to get their résumé noticed on the internet.

“How to Write a Dynamic Résumé” will be held July 3 – 6 Monday – Thursday from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The cost is $75 but may be waived for qualified students.

“Computer Basics for Employment” will teach students the computer skills you need to search for and apply for a job including networking, email etiquette, resumes, and online applications. These classes are small, with hands-on computer learning based on your individual needs and are for beginners or savvy computer users.

“Computer Basics for Employment” will be held July 17 – Aug. 10, Monday – Thursday from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The cost is $185 and may be waived for qualified students.

Public Safety

The Public Safety Department works in partnership with multiple accrediting agencies to provide training, certification and recertification, and specialty programs to meet the needs of local public safety agencies.  Whether you are a student seeking a career as a firefighter or a seasoned veteran needing your annual recertification, the Public Safety Department has ongoing course offerings to meet your needs. Programs and course offerings are recognized as an Office of State Fire Marshall (OSFM) Accredited Delivery Agency to meet all state and local training standards.

“Firefighter Certification” classes are offered throughout semester on nights and weekends.

Materials needed vary class to class. Classes will be held at the Larry R. Caddell Public Safety Training Center in Carthage and cost $75 which may be waived for qualified students. “Fire Life Safety Preparedness” will be held on July 11. “Loss Control” will be held July 17. “Health & Wellness” will be held July 19. “Mayday” will be held on July 31.

Law Enforcement “Basic Lidar” will be held July 5 – 7.

“CPR for Healthcare Providers” is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

“CPR for Healthcare Providers” costs $50 plus a $6 card fee. One class will be held Saturday, July 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Another CPR class will be held Thursday, July 22 from 6 – 10 p.m.

Career Training

The Continuing Education Career Training program is a perfect local resource for adult learners who want to improve workplace skills, achieve job certification or recertification, improve employment marketability or explore new opportunities.

Learn the basics of food handling safety and facility sanitation requirements in “Sanitation.”  This course is recommended for all food service facilities, including supervisory personnel, culinary professionals, and food service staff.

“Sanitation” will be held Mondays and Tuesdays July 10, 11, 17 and 18 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. The cost is $75 plus text.

“Income Maintenance Caseworker” goes deeper into the information and strategies necessary to develop a clear understanding of the knowledge required to be successful within an entry-level position in the field of human services. Introduction to Human Services is the prerequisite.

“Income Maintenance Caseworker” will be held July 18 – Sept. 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 5 p.m. The cost is $130.

“Notary Public” officially authorizes students to witness signatures on legal documents, collect sworn statements, and administer oaths. Participants or must have a high school diploma or GED and no felony convictions.

“Notary Public” will be held at the Sandhills Hoke Center on July 18 and 20 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. The cost is $75.

Successful completion of the “OBD Emissions Control Inspection” course will certify students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles OBD Emissions Control Inspection Law. Certified Auto Safety Inspection is a prerequisite. This is also the Recertification class.

“OBD Emissions Control Inspection” will be held July 18 and 20 on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 – 10 p.m. The cost is $75.

Successful completion of the “Auto Safety Inspection” class will certify students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. A valid driver’s license is required.

“Auto Safety Inspection” will be held July 11 and 13 from 6 – 10 p.m. The cost is $75.

Registration

To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. You may also register by phone with a credit card at (910) 695-3980. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

For more information and the list of all summer Continuing Education courses, visit. http://www.sandhills.edu/continuing-education.

 

 

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