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.


Cybersecurity – CompTIA Sec+ Certification

CompTIA Security+ Certification is an international, vendor-neutral credential that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. This course provides an overview of the evolving field of cybersecurity, with an introduction to cybersecurity standards and law. Topics may include common cyber-attacks, identifying threats, the response to these problems, and basic principles of security in defending against cyber threats. This course provides entry-level IT security professionals with the knowledge to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security.

  • $180 registration fee + lab code and exam fees (scholarship funding available)
  • June 12 – August 7
  • Online, Asynchronous
  • Contact   jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu

Networking Technology – CompTIA Net+ Certification

CompTIA Network+ Certification is a baseline credential for IT infrastructure, covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks. 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.

  • $180 registration fee + lab code and exam fees (scholarship funding available)
  • June 5 – July 31, Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Online, Asynchronous
  • Contact   jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu

Google: Project Management

This course introduces students to the concepts, tools, templates, and artifacts used to manage projects from initiation to completion using Google resources. Emphasis is placed on foundational project management methodology, including initiating, planning and executing projects utilizing quality and risk management techniques, strategic thinking and project execution procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to manage and execute projects from initiation to completion using a variety of resources and leadership skills to support organizational goals and business processes. When offered as a two-course sequence leading to the Google Project Management Certificate, this course represents course one of two.

Microsoft Office Specialist – PowerPoint Associate

Students will learn to create, edit, and enhance presentations and slideshows. This certification also measures competency to create and manage presentations, insert and format shapes and slides, create slide content, apply transitions and animations, and manage multiple presentations. Presentation examples include professional-grade sales presentations, employee training, instructional materials, and kiosk slideshows.


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. 

  • $180 registration fee + exam fee (scholarship funding available)
  • June 27 – August 9, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Hybrid, Person County Campus
  • Contact   jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu

Certified Production Technician

Gain training in industry-recognized credentials designed by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council. The course offers certificates in four areas: safety awareness, manufacturing processes, quality practices, and maintenance awareness.

  • $180 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • June 19 – August 3, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu   


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 12 – July 31, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
  • Person 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

EMT Online (Continuing Education): Medical/Legal

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.


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!

  • $3,403 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • June 9 – July 21, Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Online; June 9 – June 23
    • Face-to-Face in Person County, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; June 26 – July 21
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu

Notary Public Education – offered bimonthly

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.


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


Employability Lab

This open lab provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. Receive career counseling to make appropriate decisions about career 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. 

  • Person County Campus, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus, Monday/Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Contact melissa.robbins@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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