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August Sees Start of Many SCC Career Development Classes


As summer comes to an end, make use of your extra time by brushing up on employment skills through the Career Development division of Sandhills Community College. Prepare for future job interviews by learning computer and interview basics that will aid in your job search and application.


Whether a beginner or tech savvy user, Computer Basics for Employment teaches computer skills needed to search for and apply for a job. This includes networking, email etiquette, resumes and online applications. Class sizes are small and feature hands-on computer learning based on your individual needs.

SCC will offer Computer Basics for Employment in four locations.

Mike Bowyer will teach at our Pinehurst Campus on Monday-Thursday. Class will run from Aug. 29-Sept. 29 at 8:30-11:30 am and the cost is $185 (waived for qualified students).

Mike Bowyer will also teach at the Vass Area Library August-December and the cost is $130 (waived for qualified students). Class will be held Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Crystal Taylor will teach at the Robbins Area Library August-December at 4-6 p.m. and the cost is $130 (waived for qualified students). Class will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Crystal Taylor will also teach at the Moore County Public Library in Carthage August-December at 4-6 p.m. and the cost is $130 (waived for qualified students). Class will be held Mondays from 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Chairmain Reid’s Career Readiness Lab will teach students the computer and career skills they need to succeed. Learn to successfully complete an online application, create a résumé and submit it by email. Explore careers, make a career plan, and set personal career goals. This class is designed as a lab in order for students to receive one-on-one assistance that will accommodate their schedule.

Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills

If you are struggling with choosing a career path, Mike Bowyer’s Career Exploration and Planning class will suit your needs. This class focuses on exploring career opportunities, setting goals, and visualizing improvements to reach your full potential.

Career Exploration and Planning will be taught Monday-Thursday Aug. 15-25 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $185 (waived for qualified students).

The SCC Pre-Employment Training course teaches career related basics such as how to properly complete an application, write a résumé, and prepare for an interview. Learn job search techniques and how to be safe and successful on a job. This class is a requirement to be considered for employment with Smithfield Packing Company.

A new class instructed by Jason Davies begins Monday-Friday at 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the first and third week of each month at the Sandhills Hoke Center in Raeford. The cost is $75 (waived for qualified students). Call the Hoke Center at (910) 875-8589 for more information. NCWorks Career Center-Moore County also hosts new classes beginning Monday morning the second week of each month. The class is Monday- Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $75 (waived for qualified students).

Instructor, Phil Laton’s Re-Employment Services Workshop is designed for those 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. They will 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 (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.

Students interested in a career in Human Services can gain knowledge required to be successful in an entry-level position in the field. WorkKeys assessments are administered in, “Introduction to Human Service,” and are a prerequisite for Phase II of this program - Human Services Certificate.

Instructed by Alfreda Alston on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $130 (waived for qualified students) with an additional $30 assessment fee and runs Aug. 16- Oct. 4.

Personal and Home Care Aide Training

Direct Care Work-Phase 1 introduces students to direct care work (DCW) settings, what it takes to be a Direct Care Worker, how to get and keep a job, and other interpersonal skills training. This class will help students decide if DCW is for them. Completers will receive CPR certification. The cost is $75 (waived for qualified students) and will be instructed by Jane Drzewicki.

Direct Care Work-Phase 1 will be taught at the Pinehurst Campus Aug. 15-31, Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-5 p.m.
Classes will be at the Sandhills Hoke Center in Raeford Aug. 16- Sept. 1, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.


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 questions about Career Development program or classes, contact Program Coordinator Jenny Troyer at (910) 695-3926 or

For more information and the list of all fall Continuing Education Career Development courses, visit

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