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.

COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

Microsoft Office Specialist – Word Associate

This certification demonstrates competency in the correct application of the principal features of Microsoft Word by creating and editing documents for a variety of purposes and situations. Students learn how to create and maintain professional-looking reports, multicolumn newsletters, résumés, and business correspondence.

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.

Google IT Support Professional Certification

Train for one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for this employment is over $52,000! The Google IT Support Professional Certificate is a program from Grow with Google, an initiative to help everyone have access to the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses. The course uses a dynamic mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs and widgets. Along the way, participants will hear from Google employees with unique backgrounds and perspectives who started their careers in IT support.

HEALTHCARE:

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)
  • October 17 – January 2, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 – 10 p.m. Online
  • Contact   lori.watlington@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)
  • October 17 – December 15, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact   lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

Nurse Aide II

  • $189 registration fee + registry listing (scholarship funding available)
  • October 24 – December 15, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12:15 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): Airway Management

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.

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION:

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. Local industries, such as Polywood, GKN Driveline, and Spuntech Industries, Inc. are guaranteeing interviews to students who successfully complete this program.

  • $180 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • October 10 – December 1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu   

HVAC – Heating Training

This course focuses on the operating principles of gas and heat pump systems, troubleshooting, installation, safety procedures, service techniques, and effective customer service.  Students will earn the ESCO Ready to Work HVAC – Heat Pump certification and the ESCO Ready to Work HVAC – Gas Heating certification.

  • $180 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • October 6 – December 15, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu

CAREER ADVANCEMENT & PERSONAL ENRICHMENT:

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. 

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)
  • October 3 – 21, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Face-to-Face – Person County Campus)
  • October 21 – November 4, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blended (Online & Person County Campus)
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu
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. 

  • 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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