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 February that could position someone with the opportunity to obtain new employment. For more information on specific areas visit www.piedmontcc.edu/programs.


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.

  • $180 registration fee with scholarship funding available
  • February 10 – August 3
  • Online
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Contact   benjamin.foti@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. 

  • $181 registration fee + $83.57 for the textbook with scholarship funding available
  • February 1 – April 19, Tuesdays, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Person County Campus – Hybrid
  • Contact   diana.mcginty@piedmontcc.edu


EMT Online (Continuing Education): Evidence Based Guidelines

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.

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.

Cardiovascular Technician

Prepare to become a certified EKG Technician (CET) for less than $500 (that includes the national exam fee!). This program will prepare students for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) Exam through the National Healthcare Association (NHA). Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, including the electrical conduction system and how it affects heart function.

  • $198 registration fee + textbook, online study materials, and National board exam fees with scholarship funding available
  • February 1 – April 20, Tuesday – Thursday, 5:30–8:15 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact   lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

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.


Basic Gun Maintenance

Does your firearm need to be cleaned but you don’t know how to take it apart and clean it properly? Taught by a classically trained Gunsmith, Basic Gun Maintenance teaches you how to completely disassemble, clean, and reassemble those treasured firearms. At PCC, we value safety – bring your guns, never any bullets.

  • $125registration fee
  • February 8 – March 31
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  teresa.arwood@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 with scholarship funds available!
    • February 28 – March 25, Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Truck Driver Training Lot in Roxboro
    • Contact  diana.mcginty@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.


    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  diana.mcginty@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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