Piedmont Community College (PCC) offers an array of short-term courses. For more information on specific areas visit www.piedmontcc.edu/programs.


Computer Skills for Today’s Job Search

Develop keyboarding skills and effective keyboarding techniques. Learn to create and mange an NCWorks Online account, apply for jobs online, create and update your resume, cover letter, and thank you notes! Free for those unemployed and underemployed.

Ready for Re-Entry

This course provides students with the knowledge of earning an income even with a criminal background or other barriers. The class will focus on helping students enroll in further training, becoming self-employed, or finding employment with the possibility of obtaining work experience and/or funding opportunities upon completion of the class.  

  • Free!
  • April 5 – April 22, Monday-Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center on Main Street in Roxboro
  • Contact jeanette.godsey@piedmontcc.edu


Google IT Support (scholarships available)

Train for one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States, where the national median salary for these roles is over $52,000. This course uses the Coursera platform with a dynamic mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs and widgets.


Nurse Aid Refresher

Did your NC Nurse Aide I Registry expire within the past 2 years or are you registered in another state and wish to become certified in NC? Take this PCC refresher course to prepare for the North Carolina CNA Competency Examination$125 registration fee (exam fee $140)

Medical Coding and Billing

Career Step’s curriculum career in medical coding and billing trains students in the specialized skills you need to assign the standardized codes used to bill for healthcare services. This course is delivered in two parts.

Medical Administrative Assistant

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.


Electrical Contractor Re-Certification

Earn you re-certification after learning updated information on the latest changes in the National Electric Code and NC Electric Code requirements.

  • $70 registration fee

Certified Logistics Technician (scholarship available)

Earn two credentials, Certified Logistics Associate and a mid-level Certified Logistics Technician and have the opportunity to interview with local employers looking to hire!

  • $180 registration fee

OSHA 10 Training (scholarship available)

Learntraining on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace.

  • $78 registration fee
  • April 16 – April 23, Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. or
  • April 30 – May 7, Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact diana.mcginty@piedmontcc.edu

Basic Welding I (scholarship available)

Start your welding training at PCC! The Basic Welding I class will introduce welding safety, fundamentals, and techniques of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) also known as stick welding.

  • $180 registration fee


Truck Driver Training (scholarship available)

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!
  • April 5 – 26, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or
  • May 3 – 28, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or
  • Truck Driver Training Lot in Roxboro
  • Contact diana.mcginty@piedmontcc.edu

Notary Public Education

Learn information necessary to apply for North Carolina Notary Public commissions.

  • $70 registration fee


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?


Is Your Food Business Ready to Fly

This free small business webinar is for anyone starting out or making their way in the food business.

Social Media Timesavers with Melanie Diehl, Melanie & Co.,

Designed for those with intermediate or greater familiarity with social media, this seminar is the next step for business owners that want to build efficiency into their social media marketing.

Facebook Shops with Nick Hawks

Why should I use Facebook Shops & Marketplace? You can list items free and find new customers directly within Facebook.

  • Free Small Business Center Seminar

Fat Wallet – The Art of Cash Flow Management

Managing your cash flow is an art that can allow you to survive droughts while seizing upon opportunities. Whether you are in the planning stages of a startup or seeking to take your business to the next level, this webinar is for you!

  • Free Small Business Center Seminar

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.

  • $75 registration fee

Defensive Driving Class

Qualified drivers may earn the opportunity to receive a reduction on a traffic infraction by completing this course. Upon completing the four-hour class, a Certificate of Completion will be issued.

  • $99 registration fee

Coming in May

CompTIA Security+ Certification: May 4 – July 20, Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (scholarship available)

This is an entry-level, international, vendor-neutral credential that focuses on the latest trends and techniques for IT security professionals to identify risk, participate in risk mitigation activities, provide infrastructure, information, operational, and application security. 

This credential verifies the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Assess the security posture of an enterprise environment and recommend and implement appropriate security solutions;
  • Monitor and secure hybrid environments, including cloud, mobile, and IoT;
  • Operate with an awareness of applicable laws and policies, including principles of governance, risk, and compliance;
  • Identify, analyze, and respond to security events and incidents.

Security+ certification is good for 3 years. This course includes 96 hours of instruction with a registration fee of $180 and a $349 exam fee. Scholarship funds are available. Contact jeanette.godsey@piedmontcc.edu for more information or to save your seat.

Pharmacy Technician, Part I: May 4 – July 13 with a registration deadline of April 27

This Tuesday/Thursday, 7-10 p.m., online course prepares students to be professional Pharmacy Technicians dedicated to assisting in quality pharmacy operational procedures.

Upon completion, students have the opportunity for Work Based Learning with national affiliation partners like CVS and Walgreens, or local pharmacy operations near their residence. Once students complete their internship, they can sit for the National Board Exam.

There are funds to assist with the $180 registration fee, as well as background check and exam cost. Contact lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu for details.

OHSA Forklift

Learn core topics include forklift design, controls and instrumentation, pre-use inspection, safety awareness, and forklift stability. This course will be at PCC’s Caswell County Campus, meets the training requirement for OSHA regulations, and has a registration fee of $76. Join the May 3 & 4, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. course by contact diana.mcginty@piedmontcc.edu.

Small, Unmanned Aerial System Pilot Training

Learn drone piloting skills, various systems, and industry applications as you prepare for the FFA certification exam. Only 15 seats available in the drone course taught by Roxboro Police Department Detective, Jason Howe. This course is May 3 – 5, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on PCC’s Caswell County Campus. Contact nancy.oberman@piedmontcc.edu for details.

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. 

This course is offered May 26 – September 25, Monday and Wednesday, 6 – 10 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Contact heather.franklin@piedmontcc.edu for details.

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 safely and competently perform nail care, including manicures, pedicures, massage decorating, and artificial applications in a salon setting. The registration fee for part I is $133 and is offered May 31 – July 15, Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Part II section is $189 and begins in August. Contact nancy.watts@piedmontcc.edu to save your seat.

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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