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.

COMPTERS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

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.

  • $180 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • August 15 – October 7, Tuesday/Thursday, 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • Hybrid, Person County Campus
  • Contact   melissa.robbins@piedmontcc.edu

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.

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.

Database Concepts – Azure Data Fundamentals

This course helps students master the basics in Microsoft Azure and build technical skills to start working with data in the cloud.  This course is designed to prepare students to become Microsoft Certified in Azure Fundamentals and Azure Data Fundamentals by building a foundational understanding of and demonstrate knowledge of cloud concepts, using Azure technology and services, workloads, security, privacy, pricing, and support.

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION:

Certified Logistics Technician

Earn four credentials: Certified Logistics Associate, a mid-level Certified Logistics Technician, OSHA 10, and OSHA forklift. Class graduates can interview with local employers looking to hire! 

  • $180 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • August 22 – September 22, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu   

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 (scholarship funding available)
  • August 30 – November 15, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Hybrid, Person County Campus
  • Contact   jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu

HVAC – Electrical Training

This course focuses on troubleshooting, installation, and service techniques using Volt-Ohm meters, wiring diagrams, schematics, safety procedures, and effective customer service. Students will earn the ESCO Ready to Work HVAC-Electrical certification.

  • $180 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • August 9 – October 4, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu

HEALTHCARE:

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)
  • August 15 – October 13, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
  • August 19 – December 10, Friday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. (F),  8 a.m.–1:15 p.m. (S)
  • Person and Caswell County Campus
  • Contact   lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

Medication Technician for Unlicensed Personnel

This program prepares unlicensed personnel to take the North Carolina Adult Care Medication Test that enables them to give medications in adult care homes, assisted living facilities and group homes.

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 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. 

  • August 13 – December 17; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. (TTh), 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. (S)
  • Hybrid, Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  heather.franklin@piedmontcc.edu

Paramedic Session II

The Paramedic certification program is designed to train an individual to function independently in a medical emergency.  This course provides the basic and advance knowledge and skills needed to deliver Advance Life Support (ALS) care.  Session I is required to progress to Session II.  Once Session II is completed, the successful graduate will be able to sit for the state or national certification testing. 

  • August 13 – December 21; Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays; 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. (MW), 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. (S)
  • Hybrid, Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  heather.franklin@piedmontcc.edu

Paramedic Refresher

The Paramedic 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 in this course will help prepare Paramedics for the WRITTEN NREMT exam.

EMT Online (Continuing Education): Mild Cognitive Impairment / Field Triage

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): OB-GYN Neonatal Care

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

Manicure/Nail Technology

This course covers techniques of nail technology, hand and arm massage, and recognition of nail disease and disorders. Upon completion, students should be able to perform nail care, including manicures, pedicures, massage decorating, and artificial applications safely and competently in a salon setting.

  • $189 registration fee
  • August 15 – January 19, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Hybrid with some dates on the Person County Campus and others online
  • Contact  nancy.watts@piedmontcc.edu

Natural Hair Care

Expand your instruction and clinical practice in the area of natural hair.

  • $189 registration fee
  • August 15 – January 19, Monday – Thursday, 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Hybrid with some dates on the Caswell County Campus and others online
  • Contact nancy.watts@piedmontcc.edu

CAREER ADVANCEMENT & PERSONAL ENRICHMENT:

Spanish for the Workplace I

Master important Spanish terms and phrases and improve your communication skills with customers and co-workers. This course is an introductory understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation, parts of speech, communicative phrases, culture, and skills for language acquisition.   

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
  • August 15 – December 16, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 5:40 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  roy.allen@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)
  • August 12 – 26, Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • August 29 – September 16, Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Online
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu

HeartSaver – First Aid and CPR

The HeartSaver CPR and first aid course is designed for the public, daycare workers, and teachers.  It will cover CPR, AED usage, and basic first aid. 

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. 

  • 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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