Piedmont Community College (PCC) has many short-term courses that offer certification and the possibility for a career change or advancement. The following courses begin in the month of June that could position someone with the opportunity to obtain new employment. For more information on specific areas visit www.piedmontcc.edu/programs. Scholarship funds are available.

COMPUTERS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

Networking Technology – CompTIA Net+ Certification

CompTIA Network+ Certification is a baseline credential for IT infrastructure, covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing network. N10-7 exam addresses current networking technologies, like key cloud computing best practices, service models, virtualization techniques, and network resiliency, with expanded coverage of critical security concepts to help networking professionals work with security practitioners.

TECHINCAL & MANUFACTURING:

BioWork Process Technician

Process technicians are involved in the making of products such as antibiotics, bleach, cosmetics, deodorant, detergents, paint, plastics, Post-It notes, shampoo, soft drinks, and wine. Class graduates are able to sit for the process technician certification exam. 

  • $181 registration fee + $83.57 for the textbook (scholarship funding available)
  • June 6 – July 19, Tuesdays, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Person County Campus – Hybrid
  • Contact  benjamin.foti@piedmontcc.edu

OSHA Forklift

Learn how to operate and maintain 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. 

  • $70 registration fee (scholarship funding available)

HEALTH CARE:

Nurse Aid I

Prepare to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals while performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages. Topics include growth and development, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, therapeutic activities, family resources and services, and employment skills. Upon completion, you may be eligible for listing as a Nurse Aide I.

  • $189 registration fee + textbook, and state board exam fees (scholarship funding available)
  • June 6 – July 29, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–1:15 p.m. – Person County Campus
  • June 13 – August 5, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–1:15 p.m. – Caswell County Campus
  • Contact   lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

Phlebotomy Technician

Gain skills is theory and clinical experiences in the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. When you complete this program, you should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for specimen collections on patents in various health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians.

  • $198 registration fee + textbook, online study materials, and National board exam fees (scholarship funding available)
  • June 21 – December 22, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15–7:15 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • 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.

  • $180 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • June 2 – August 18, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 – 10 p.m. Online
  • Contact   lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR  (Career Step)

Approved by the National Healthcareer Association, Career Step’s curriculum includes training on Microsoft Office software and prepares you to pass the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam. With Career Step’s affordable tuition, you get a quality online education with one-on-one support from dedicated instructors and graduate support advisors.

EMT Online (Continuing Education): Respiration/Respiratory Emergencies

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.

Paramedic Online (Continuing Education): Field Triage/Spinal Trauma Bleeding

The Paramedic online Con Ed program is designed to continue emergency medical training at a basic level.  Courses can be used to maintain certifications. 

CAREER ADVANCEMENT & PERSONAL ENRICHMENT:

Small Unmanned Aerial System (Drone) Pilot Training

Emphasis is placed on Commercial and Government use of drones requires pilots to have FAA remote pilot certification. This PCC course will teach drone piloting skills, address various systems, identify applications, and prepare pilots for certification.

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.

Basics of 3D Printing

3D printing is the action or process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession.  This 24-hour course will engage students to learn the basic knowledge and skills to operate and maintain any brand of 3D printer.  Students practice operations and print jobs on various brands. 3D printing is important in manufacturing, healthcare, construction, and other industries.

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)
  • June 3 – July 8, Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Truck Driver Training Lot in Roxboro
  • Contact  benjamin.foti@piedmontcc.edu

Small Engine Repair

This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on knowledge of engine rebuilding techniques to manufacturer’s specifications. The student will learn how to completely disassemble engines and check for manufacturer’s specifications and reassemble. Emphasis will be placed on the proper use of special tools and testing equipment.

Basic Welding I

Basic Welding I will introduce welding safety, fundamentals, and techniques of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) also known as stick welding.

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.

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.

Ed2Go

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?

FREE PROGRAMS:

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. 

  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center (Uptown Roxboro), Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus, Monday/Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Contact  diana.mcginty@piedmontcc.edu

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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