Career Training Classes Begin Soon
Continuing Education Career Training courses at Sandhills Community College run the gamut from real estate to medical training.
Many spring semester courses begin in early January and throughout the following months. Here are some of those for January and February.
Auto Safety Inspection will certify students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. The only prerequisite is a valid driver's license. Instructor Tom Bergman will teach on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $70 (free if age 65 or older).
OBD Emissions Control Inspection will certify students to inspect motor vehicles under the NC Motor Vehicles OBD Emissions Control Inspection Law. The prerequisite is to be a certified auto safety inspector. Instructor Jimmy Black will hold this class on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 13-14, from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $70 (free if age 65 or older).
OBD Emissions Control Inspection will recertify current OBD emissions control inspectors. Instructor Jimmy Black will teach on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. and again on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $70 (free if age 65 or older).
Notary Public and Banking
A notary public is officially authorized to witness signatures on legal documents, collect sworn statements, and administer oaths. Sandhills will offer a class taught by Judy Martin on Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 19 and 21, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Participants must have a high school diploma or GED and no felony convictions. The cost will be $70 (free if age 65 or older), and a textbook must be purchased.
Bank Teller Training is designed for those interested in becoming a bank teller. The course will include an introduction to banking operations, handling cash, balancing operations, customer relations, and security procedures. Upon successful completion of the course, students are guaranteed an interview with a local bank. The cost is $125 (free if age 65 or older) and a textbook must be purchased. Instructor Serena Gonzales will teach on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 22 through Feb. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Effective Teacher Training will help teachers enhance their instructional skills and learn classroom management techniques, lesson planning, local policies and legal issues affecting school employees.
Instructor Carol Pizzi will teach on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15 through Feb. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost will be $125 (free if age 65 or older).
A new course, Understand-ing Adolescents, provides an overview of the physical, emotional, and cognitive development stages that occur in adolescence. Participants will learn about behavior, moral development, self-concept, sexuality and influences on development in relation to teens and young adults. Instructor Vicky Jobe-Crosby will hold the class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 19-28 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $7 0.
Health Care, Medical Office
Vicky Jobe-Crosby will teach a new class, Substance Abuse Education, on Saturdays, Feb. 23, and March 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This class costs $70.
The State-Certified Certified Nursing Assistant, Level 1 program will prepare students for work under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals in performing hands-on patient care. The course includes preparation for the State Board examination for NC NA Registry listing. Contact Dottie Bement at (910) 695-3965 before registering. Prerequisite(s): Completion of application to SCC and placement in ENG 095
The cost is $180 (free if age 65 or older) and a textbook is required. Instructor Molly Wilson will teach this class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8 through May 7, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an open lab 2 to 4 p.m. Class will be held at A21 Pine Knoll, St. Joseph of the Pines.
Learn the required skills to become a certified EKG Technician and work in a variety of health care settings. Topics include cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac cycle, EKG strip analysis, 12-lead EKG, and EKG procedures. The cost is $125 (free if age 65 or older) plus $20.50 for insurance fees, and a textbook is required. Instructor: Pat Moran will offer class on Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 4 through March 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The Phlebotomy Technician class will teach the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in various healthcare settings and blood donation centers. Topics include venipuncture, specimen handling, record-keeping, and the healthcare profession. A drug screening and background check are required for registration. Screening and testing fees not included. Instructor Tameka Brown will teach on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8 through May 7, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $180 (free if age 65 or older) plus $20.50 for insurance fees and a textbook is required.
A new course, Medical Coding for ICD-9 + Medical Terminology will teach medical terminology, managed health care, insurance claims, legal considerations, coding regulations, reimbursement issues, claim instructions, commercial claims, and insurance plans.
Upon completion, students will be prepared for employment as an entry-level coding associate (CCA). Instructor: Sandra Knapp will offer this class on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, Jan. 14 through May 14, 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $180 (free if age 65 or older), and a textbook is required. Testing fees are not included.
A new course, Real Estate Pre-Licensing will provide 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. Instructor Allan Nanney will offer this class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 5 through May 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $180 (free if age 65 or older) .
Hospitality and Food Service
Learn the basics of bartending as a profession or for home use. Topics include popular mixed drinks, wine, utensils, glassware, fruit cutting, bar procedures and ABC laws. Instructor Tyrone Thomas will offer this class on Wednesdays, Jan. 9 through March 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $130 (free ages 65 or older).
Phone-in registration at (910) 695-3980, requires payment with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Walk-in registration is at the Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall during the scheduled hours of operation. If textbooks are required, they are available in the Logan Bookstore located in the Dempsey Student Center.
View the entire spring semester schedule by following the link to Continuing Education at www.sand hills.edu.
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