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.


IT Support Technician – CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA A+ Certification is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT and the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. It is the only industry-recognized credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks in the moment. It is trusted by employers around the world to identify the go-to person in endpoint management & technical support roles.

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.

  • $180 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • January 9 – March 6, Monday/Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Online
  • Contact   melissa.robbins@piedmontcc.edu

Microsoft Office Specialist – Excel Associate

Students will learn the skills needed to get the most out of Microsoft Excel 2019 by demonstrating competency in the fundamentals of creating and managing worksheets and workbooks, creating cells and ranges, creating tables, applying formulas and functions, and creating charts and objects. This certification exam covers the ability to create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets and use a graphic element to represent data visually. Workbook examples include professional-looking budgets, financial statements, team performance charts, sales invoices, and data entry logs.

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.

Computer Programming – Java SE 8 Oracle Certified  Associate Part I

This is Part I of II courses designed to prepare students to become an Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer. The courses help students build a foundational understanding of the latest Java technology and qualify for the Java SE Programmer I exam (1ZO-808).


Certified Production Technician

Gain training in industry-recognized credential 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)
  • January 23 – March 13, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu   

HVAC – A/C Training

The HVAC-Air Conditioning program focuses on the fundamentals of the HVAC industry with a particular focus on the certification exam. Upon completion, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of refrigerants, be prepared for the EPA certification examinations, and obtain your refrigerant license.

  • $180 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • January 17 – April 16, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 2 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)
  • January 9 – March 13, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
    • Person and Caswell County Campuses
  • January 7 – April 29, Friday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. (F),  8 a.m.–1:15 p.m. (S)
    • Person County Campus, Hybrid or Face-to-Face
  • January 20 – May 19, Friday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. (F),  8 a.m.–1:15 p.m. (S)
    • 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.

EMT Initial

The Emergency Medical Technician certification program is designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency.  This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to deliver Basic Life Support (BLS) care and is required to progress on to more advanced levels of prehospital patient care. 

  • January 4 – April 24; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. (TTh), 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. (S)
  • Hybrid, Timberlake Fire Department or Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  alisa.montgomery@piedmontcc.edu

EMT Refresher Course

Upon successful completion of the course, the Emergency Medical Technician will be eligible for recertification and the expired Emergency Medical Technician will meet the requirements to be able to sit for the North Carolina EMT credentialing exam. This course is also an approved state refresher course allowing a North Carolina EMT to be eligible for National Registry certification. 

AEMT Refresher Course

Upon successful completion of the course, the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician will be eligible for recertification and the expired Advanced Emergency Medical Technician will meet the requirements to be able to sit for the North Carolina AEMT credentialing exam. This course is also an approved state refresher course allowing a North Carolina AEMT to be eligible for National Registry certification. 

Paramedic Refresher Course

This refresher course is intended for the North Carolina EMS community to use for recredentialing their Paramedic. This course may also be used as a “preparatory” class for currently credentialed Paramedics wishing to test for their National Registry. The information contained in this course will help prepare Paramedics for the written NREMT exam.

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)
  • January 30 – April 17, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 – 10 p.m.
  • Online
  • 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)
  • January 17 – May 15, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15–7:15 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

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)
  • January 23–31, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact   lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

EMT Online (Continuing Education)

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.


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. 

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.

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.

Gunsmithing Level I

This course introduces hand tools, blueprints, and basic machines. Emphasis placed on the completion of simple gauges and tools used in the gunsmithing trade. Upon completion, students should be able to produce from blueprints, tools, and fixtures for use in gunsmithing, using hand tools and basic machine set ups.

  • $180 registration fee
  • January 9 – May 12
    • Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. or;
    • Monday – Wednesday, 5:40 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact alisa.montgomery@piedmontcc.edu  

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)
  • January 20 – February 24, Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Online; January 20 – February 3
    • Face-to-Face in Person County, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; February 6-24
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu

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’s 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 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. 

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