Career Training Classes at SCC in February

Career TRAINING-01February brings a variety of classes to enrich professional development through the Career Training department of Sandhills Community College’s Continuing Education division. The college 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.


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 Feb. 5 and 6 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 Feb. 12 and 13 from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $75.

Health Care Occupations

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. Background check and drug screening are required by clinical sites at an additional cost to the student.
“Activity Director” will be held Feb. 27-May 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text and a background check.

“Mental Health First Aid USA” is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

“Mental Health First Aid USA” will be held Feb. 15 and 16 from 8 a.m.-Noon. The cost is $75.


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

“Notary Public” will be held on Feb 20 and 22 from 5:45-9:15 p.m. The cost is $75 plus the cost of the text.

“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 Workplace Documents and Applied Math, Level 5 or higher or verification of a post-secondary degree is required before enrolling.

“Real Estate Pre-Licensing” will be held Feb. 12-May 7 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus the cost of the text.

Team Building

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 or (910) 695-3939. For Industrial and Technical Classes, contact Ronnie Patton at 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.

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