Piedmont Community College (PCC) offers an array of short-term courses. 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
  • October 7 – April 4
  • Online
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Contact  benjamin.foti@piedmontcc.edu


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 with scholarship funding available
  • October 11 – November 10, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  diana.mcginty@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 with scholarship funding available
  • October 5 – December 16, Tuesday/Thursday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  diana.mcginty@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 with scholarship funding available
  • October 4 – December 16, Monday – Thursday, 1 – 5:15 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

Nurse Aid II  

  • $189 registration fee + textbook, and registry listing.
  • October 18 – December 14, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

Nurse Aid Refresher

The Refresher course is for the CNA whose certification has expired within the past 2 years or who is currently certified in another state and seeks listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.

  • $125 registration fee + state board exam fees.
  • October 26 – November 10, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

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.

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.

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


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 funding available
  • October 5 – November 1, Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or
  • Truck Driver Training Lot in Roxboro
  • Contact  diana.mcginty@piedmontcc.edu

Notary Public Education

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.

  • $70 registration fee (Law Enforcement/Corrections/First Responders fee is waived)
  • October 2, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact benjamin.foti@piedmontcc.edu

Concealed Carry – offered monthly

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.

Vehicle Safety Inspections

This course is required for certification or re-certification to inspect motor vehicles under the N.C. Motor Vehicles Safety Inspection Law. Students must have a valid N.C. driver’s license and work at an approved Vehicle Inspections Station or be in the process of establishing a station that meets NC DMV approval.   

Food Service Sanitation/Safety – ServSafe Recertification Course

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety and sanitation training program. It is designed for experienced food service employees and managers who need to comply with local and state health department requirements for food manager/food handler certification or recertification.

Income Maintenance Caseworker – NC Fast

This course is designed to cover a variety of skills associated with the Income Maintenance Caseworker role to determine service eligibility. Specific focus will include proficiency in the utilization of the NC FAST application. Other topics will include skills in communication, interviewing, time management, data gathering/compiling, and data analysis.


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?


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. 

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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