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 May 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.

TECHINCAL & MANUFACTURING

Certified Logistics Technician

Earn four credentials: Certified Logistics Associate, mid-level Certified Logistics Technician, OSHA 10, and OSHA forklift. Course graduates have the opportunity to interview with local employers looking to hire.

  • $180 registration fee (scholarship funding available)

HEALTH CARE

Central Sterile Processing

Gain practical applications for this career, including preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management, as you prepare for the National Board exam.

  • $317.25 registration fee – includes textbook (scholarship funding available)
  • May 2 – June 30, Hybrid
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu  for a detailed schedule

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.

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 Online (Continuing Education): Immunological 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): CHF/Respiratory Emergencies

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.

  • $70 registration fee (Law Enforcement/Corrections/First Responders fee is waived)
  • May 11 & 12, Wednesday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  roy.allen@piedmontcc.edu  

Gunsmithing – Level One

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
  • May 16 – August 14, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  roy.allen@piedmontcc.edu  

Concealed Carry

Ready to get a concealed carry permit? This class is required prior to applying for you permit through their local sheriff’s department.

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

Basic Computer Skills for Today’s Job Search

Students will learn how to create and modify resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes in NCWorks Online, Microsoft Word, and other job search applications. Students are also introduced to creating simple documents in Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher and the role of technology in the workplace. 

Introduction to Computer Skills for Today’s Job Search

This course will teach job seekers how to create and modify resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes in NCWorks Online, Microsoft Word and other job search applications; to create and manage an NCWorks Online account; and to use other computer technology in conducting job search activities. Basic keyboarding techniques will be reviewed. A brief introduction to Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher will be provided as well. 

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  jessica.wilson@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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