Spring brings new blossoms of opportunity. Brush up on your nursing skills, get certified for vehicle emissions testing, or learn how to use your drone for photography and videography by attending Sandhills Community College’s Continuing Education and Career Training Department. Hospitality and real estate courses are also offered. These courses are perfect for adult learners looking to improve their on-the-job skills, achieve professional certification or recertification, improve marketability in the job market, or explore new opportunities.
Nurse Aid Level 1 Refresher is intended for those whose enrollment in the NC Nurse Aide I registry has expired, or those with a federal or military-level health care certification. 10 hours of online work is required. It is imperative that you collaborate virtually in all meetings. Eligible individuals must have completed a state-approved Nurse Aide I program and have a certificate or transcript proving completion. Contact Jenell Powell at (910) 695-3965 or email@example.com to approve registration. Classes are Wednesday through Tuesday, April 27 through May 3, from 8:30am to 3:00pm at the Sandhills Hoke Center; The Hybrid Nurse Aid Level 1 Refresher class is $130.
The Nurse Aide 2 Competency is eligible for a competency assessment in one of the following ways: Must have been eligible to renew the Nurse Aide 2 listing prior to listing expiration. must have worked at least eight hours in the last 24 months for remuneration by performing nursing activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, have no reasonable evidence of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of funds in the DHSR Nurse Aide Registry, or have had a consecutive period of 24 months in which nursing activities were not performed for money, but nursing activities were performed for money. Contact Jenell Powell at (910) 695-3965 or firstname.lastname@example.org to approve registration. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, April 11-14, 9am-3pm on the Pinehurst campus; Nurse Aide, Level 2 Competence is $75.
Successful completion of the Auto Safety Inspection certifies students to inspect motor vehicles in accordance with the NC Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Act. A valid driver’s license is required for this class. Classes will be held on Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12 from 6pm to 10pm on the Pinehurst campus; The auto security inspection costs $75. Additional class time will be offered on Monday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 10th at the Pinehurst campus from 6pm to 10pm. OBD Emissions Control Inspection certifies students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles OBD Emissions Control Inspection Law. A prerequisite for this course is the Certified Auto Safety Inspection. This is also a recertification class. Classes will be held on Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20 from 6pm to 10pm on the Pinehurst campus; The OBD Emission Control Inspection costs $75.
“Vehicle Dealer Training” is required for all non-franchise NC vehicle dealers.
This class includes updates to NC General Bylaws and DMV Policies and Procedures. Classes will be held on Tuesday, April 12 from 9am to 4pm on the Pinehurst campus; Vehicle dealer training is $75.
Drone Video and Photography students learn how to use their drone for videography and photography. Learn how to perform site surveys, mission planning, equipment inspection, drone camera configuration setup, and basic editing. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays April 5-28 from 6:30pm-8:30pm on the Pinehurst campus; Drone videos and photographs are $75.
A “notary” is officially authorized to certify signatures on legal documents, obtain affidavits and administer oaths. Students should prepare to have proof of a high school diploma or GED and no felony convictions. Classes are Monday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 13 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at the Sandhills Hoke Center; The notary costs $75 plus the text costs. Additional classes will be offered on Friday, April 22 from 8am to 5pm; or Monday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Pinehurst campus.
“ENotary” is a class for people who want to be appointed as an electronic notary. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Public Act set out in the General Statute 10B Article 2. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80 percent, students are eligible to file an application with the NC Secretary of State Office. Individuals must have a current notary commission to take the e-notary training course. Visit www.secretary.state for more information. nc.us/notary/. Classes will take place on Thursday, May 9, from 1pm to 4pm; ENotary costs $75.
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Forklift Operator students earn National Safety Council (NSC) forklift operator certification by successfully completing this course. Basic construction of forklifts, stabilization of forklifts, maintenance, repair costs and safety aspects in operation. Must be 18 years old to take this course. Classes will take place on Thursday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Friday, April 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; Forklift Operator costs $75 plus text costs. Food Service and Food Service ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation is recommended for all food service operations, including supervisors, kitchen professionals and food service staff. Students learn the basics of food safety and hygiene requirements in facilities. Classes are held at the Sandhills Hoke Center on Mondays and Wednesdays May 2-11 from 5:30pm-9pm; “ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation is $75 plus text costs.
All licensed real estate agents are required to complete a four-hour mandatory update course, “Real Estate Mandatory Update #9922,” approved by the NC Real Estate Commission. Classes will be held on Thursday, May 5 from 8:30am to 12:30pm on the Pinehurst campus; Mandatory Property Update #9922 costs $55.
Real Estate Elective corresponds to the four-hour continuing education elective specified by the NC Real Estate Commission. Classes will be held on Thursday, May 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Pinehurst campus; Real Estate Elective costs $55. There are still places available for these classes. To enroll, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registrations must be made two days before the start of the course.
A summer semester SCC FlightPath publication will be mailed to all homes in Moore and Hoke County in early May and posted on the college’s website. It includes information on all continuing education courses due to start in May, June and July, as well as information on all of our college majors.
Summer semester sessions A and B begin May 24 and session C begins June 28 for curriculum/college credit classes and continuing education classes begin on various dates throughout the summer.
The courses of the summer semester are open to current, returning and new students. Local students attending colleges outside the region are welcome to take courses at SCC this summer. Credits can be transferred back to the university, saving students time and money. New students can apply online, and an advisor will help register for classes. Current or returning students can register through self-service or by meeting their advisor.
Graduates of Moore and Hoke High School who have successfully completed the required number of Sandhills Promise credits while in high school are eligible to have their SCC tuition paid for two years after high school graduation. Students intending to attend college outside of the region are encouraged to take at least one fall semester SCC class immediately upon graduation to secure eligibility. Many students take a course or two each semester and transfer the credits back to their university. Classes are free and can be online, hybrid, or in traditional classroom formats.
CCP classes for high school students
Local high school students can take classes at SCC as juniors and seniors. Those who successfully complete four CCP classes qualify for the Sandhills Promise. This program offers two full years of instruction immediately after high school for free. All information can be found at www.sandhills.edu/admissions/sandhills-promise.