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. Fall brings a variety of classes to enrich your professional development.
Health Care Occupations
“Activity Director” is designed to provide basic training to become an Activity Director in a healthcare related setting, such as long-term care or assisted living facilities or adult care homes. Students successfully completing the entire 85 hours of training (60 hours in class and 25 practical experience hours) will receive a Certificate of Completion and can use this course as a step toward a national certification for Activity Coordinators. A background check and drug screening are required by clinical sites at an additional cost to the student.
“Activity Director” will be held Sept. 12-Nov. 16 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of text and a background check.
Successful completion of the “Auto Safety Inspection” course will certify students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. Must have a valid driver’s license.
“Auto Safety Inspection” will be held Sept. 11 and 12 from 6-10 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. Students must be Certified in Auto Safety Inspection. This is also the Recertification class.
“OBD Emissions Control Inspection” will be held Sept. 18 and 19 from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $75.
“Fork Lift Operator” participants successfully completing this course will be eligible for the fork lift
operator’s license. Topics to be presented include basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance, repair costs and safety aspects in operation.
“Fork Lift Operator” will be held Sept. 15 & 16. Friday class will meet from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday will meet from 8 a.m.-Noon. The cost is $75.00 plus the cost of the text.
“Industrial Sewing” provides instruction on the basic principles of practices of industrial sewing. Emphasis is placed on machine operation, setup, and maintenance, threading, sewing straight lines, corners, curves, and welts. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and operate a variety of industrial sewing machines.
“Industrial Sewing” will be held at Sun Path Products, Inc. in Raeford. The class will take place Sept. 11-Oct. 20 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday class will be 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The cost is $185.
“Real Estate Pre-Licensing” provides an intensive review of topics and is designed to prepare the student for the sales and 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. Work Keys Reading and Math, Level 5 or higher or verification of a postsecondary degree is required to enroll.
“Real Estate Pre-Licensing” will be held Sept. 13-Dec. 11 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.
Hospitality and Food Service
“START® Skills, Tasks, and Results Training” was developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), is a 24-week program that gives students the real-world knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level employment in the hospitality industry. START provides an overview of the hospitality field while integrating core skills such as reading, writing, technology, and math. Upon successful completion, students earn an industry-recognized certificate.
“START®” will be held Sept. 12- Feb. 15, Tuesday-Thursdays from 9 a.m.-Noon. The cost is $185.00plus the cost of text and materials.
“Income Maintenance Caseworker” goes deeper into the information and strategies necessary to develop a clear understanding of the knowledge required to be successful in an entry-level position in the field of human services. Intro. to Human Services is a prerequisite for this class.
“Income Maintenance Caseworker” will be held Sept. 5-Oct. 26 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $130.
The activities involved in the “Sandhills High Adventure Rope Course” will guide participants through physical and mental challenges, which promote creative, productive, and motivated teams. This course will challenge participants to succeed in team building, self-motivation, problem-solving, decision making, and effective communication. For more information, contact Lori Degre at 910-695-3939 or
Customized Training for Business and Industry
The Sandhills Community College Continuing Education team can customize courses to meet the specific needs of a business or industry, provide resources to assist in developing new training initiatives or to maintain and support current efforts. Courses can be held at convenient times for you and your staff at any SCC location, your business, or other convenient locations.
For business and Career Training, contact Lori Degre at firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 695-3939. For Industrial and Technical Classes, contact Ronnie Patton at email@example.com or (910)695-3925.
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. 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.