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March Career Training Classes at SCC


Take a cue from the change of seasons and learn a new trade or career path. The Career Training division of Continuing Education at Sandhills Community College has several training programs beginning in March. 

The “Activity Director” course is designed to provide basic training to individuals desiring 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 test are required by clinical sites.

“Activity Director” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday, Mar. 7 – May 11 from 6 – 9 p.m. The cost is $185 plus text and a background check. 

“Medication Administration Aide” is designed to meet training requirements for the NC Board of Nursing Medication Aide Certification. The training prepares Nurse Aides to administer medications to skilled nursing facility residents. Course topics include scope of duties, legal and ethical responsibilities, administration of medications by various routes, infection control and documentation including commonly used abbreviations. 

“Medication Administration Aide” will be held Mar. 15, 16, 17, and 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The cost is $75.00 plus text. Please contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval.

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 Mar. 14 & 16 from 6 – 10 p.m. The cost is $75.00.

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. 

The “OBD Emissions Control Inspection” will meet Mar. 21 & 23 from 6 – 10 p.m. The cost is $75. 

“Bartending” teaches the basics of bartending as a profession or for home use in only four Saturdays. Topics include popular mixed drinks, wine, utensils, glassware, fruit cutting, bar procedures, and ABC laws.

“Bartending” will meet on Saturdays, Mar. 4 – 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The cost is $75. 

In, “ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation” students will learn the basics of food handling safety and facility sanitation requirements. This course is recommended for all food service facilities, including supervisory personnel, culinary professionals, and food service staff.

“ServSafe® Food Safety and Sanitation” will meet Mar. 6, 7, 13, & 14 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. The cost is $75.00 plus text. 

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.

For questions about these or other Career Training classes, contact Lori Degre at or (910) 695-3939. Information can also be found at



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