Piedmont Community College (PCC) offers many short-term courses throughout its semesters. These courses vary from programs to start a new career, to earn certification to boost a current career, or free programs to make sure job searchers are on the right track. For more information on specific areas visit www.piedmontcc.edu/programs.


BLS-CPR for Healthcare Providers

This CPR course is designed for the healthcare provider or students going into the healthcare field (example Nursing Degree Program, Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy). It is open to all healthcare students, providers, and fire fighters. 

  • $70 registration fee
  • September 16, September 21, and November 18, Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  amy.newton@piedmontcc.edu

Cardiovascular Technician

This program will prepare students for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) Exam through the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

  • $198 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • September 19 – December 7, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Person County/Online for information-based learning; Caswell County for clinical classes
  • Contact  lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu
Central Sterile Processing

This program introduces the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician and includes practical applications of learned concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of sterilization/disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments/supplies.

  • $317.25 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • September 26 – December 11
  • Online with Face-to-Face clinicals
  • Contact  lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

EMT Online (Continuing Education): At Risk Populations / Special Healthcare Needs; Bloodborne Pathogens; Toxicology; Abdominal Emergencies; Pediatrics

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) online Con Ed program is designed to continue emergency medical training at a basic level.  Courses can be used to maintain First Responder, EMR, and EMT certifications.  These courses will also be available at your local fire department/ rescue squad.

Medication Aide for Licensed Personnel

This program will prepare you for the North Carolina competency exam that enables them to administer medications in skilled nursing homes (long-term care facilities).

  • $70 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • September 18 – September 26, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • October 23 – October 31, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact   lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

Medical Administrative Assistant

Prepare to pass the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam with this quality online education that offers one-on-one support from dedicated instructors.

Medical Coding and Billing (Part I & II)

This online medical coding and billing program trains you in the specialized skills needed to assign the standardized codes used to bill for healthcare services. This course is delivered in two parts.

Nurse Aid I and II

The Nurse Aide I curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages. Topics include growth and development, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, household environment and equipment management, family resources and services, and employment skills. Upon completion, the student may be eligible for listing as a Nurse Aide I and other selected Nurse Aide registries as determined by the local program of study.

  • $189 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • Caswell County Campus; Theory and Clinicals
    • October 10 – December 14; email for times and days
  • Person County Campus; Theory and Clinicals
    • October 23- December 14
  • Contact  lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu
Pharmacy Technician

Train to assist in quality pharmacy operational procedures. Graduates are eligible to sit for a national certification exam and have the option to submit an application ($189) to participate in Work-Based Learning Internship program with national affiliation partners like CVS and Walgreens, or local pharmacy operations.


Defensive Driving – offered monthly.

This National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving course allows qualified drivers the chance to earn a reduction on a traffic infraction upon completion.

  • $99 registration fee
  • Person County Campus
    • September 16, Tuesday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
    • November 14, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    • December 12, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
    • October 17, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Contact:   shawnee.seese@piedmontcc.edu


Online, 6-week classes with LIVE instructors offered monthly – that’s Ed2Go! Did we mention there’s over 100 courses available and they begin at only $70 per course?

Food Service Sanitation/Safety – ServSafe Recertification Course

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety and sanitation training program. It is designed for experienced food service employees and managers who need to comply with local and state health department requirements for food manager/food handler certification or recertification.

Notary Public Education – offered monthly.

The Notary Public course covers information for you to be able to apply for North Carolina Notary Public commissions. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and speak and write English.

  • $70 registration fee
  • September 9, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • October 9 and 11 Monday and Wednesday, 5:45. – 9:30 p.m.
  • November 4, Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • December 4 and 6, Monday and Wednesday, 5:45. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  shawnee.seese@piedmontcc.edu

OSHA Forklift Training

This course provides instruction on the operation and maintenance of an industrial forklift. Core topics include forklift design, controls and instrumentation, pre-use inspection, safety awareness, and forklift stability. This course meets the training requirement for OSHA regulations.

Truck Driver Training

Be on your way to a new career that currently offers abundant job openings locally and across the nation. Just think – only five weeks to a new, good paying career!

  • $2,324.75 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • Classes begin Spring 2024
  • Blended (Online & Person County Campus)
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu

Veterinary Assistant I, II, III, & IV

This entry-level course introduces students to the veterinary industry through the lens of a veterinary assistant. Students gain an overview of general animal care in the veterinary setting including accurate measurement of patient vital signs and proper restraint methods of animals.

  • $180 registration fee
  • Vet Asst I, August 14 – December 12, Monday & Thursday, 6:45-9 p.m.
  • Vet Asst II, October 17 – December 14, Monday & Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Vet Asst III and IV scheduled for Spring 2024
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  shawnee.seese@piedmontcc.edu or Emily.buchanan@piedmontcc.edu


Adult Basic Skills/College and Career Readiness

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

  • FREE instruction in basic reading, writing, and math (pre-reading skills through pre-GED® skills) to prepare you for high school level work.
  • Minors, age 16-17, may enroll if entrance criteria is met.

Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

  • High school equivalency test prep for HiSET® and GED® tests.
  • Addresses language arts, reading & writing, math, social studies, and science.
  • Provides Career Ready™ access to prepare for Work Keys® testing.

Basic Skills Plus (BS+)

  • Allows students enrolled in high school equivalency instruction to also enroll at the same time into career pathway courses (college courses, employability skills training, specific occupational training). College courses are free to BS+ students while also attending ABS classes.
  • Students who meet reading and math level requirements are eligible.  
  • Graduate with high school equivalency, college credit, and occupational certification!
  • Tuition waiver for college and/or occupational courses on limited basis.

Contact Donna Rivera donna.rivera@piedmontcc.edu

Employability Lab

This open lab provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. Receive career counseling to make appropriate decisions about careers preferences, assessment of current skill levels related to their career choice, and training in the skill area in which remediation is needed. A formal assessment will determine skill appropriateness and identify employment opportunities. 

Piedmont Community College Locations:

Person County Campus: 1715 College Drive, Roxboro

Caswell County Campus: 331 Piedmont Drive, Yanceyville

Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center: 105 North Main Street, Roxboro

Visit us online at  www.piedmontcc.edu  to view all program options.

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