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

COMPUTERS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:

Networking Technology – CompTIA Net+ Certification (scholarships available)

CompTIA Network+ Certification is a baseline credential for IT infrastructure, covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing network. N10-7 exam addresses current networking technologies, like key cloud computing best practices, service models, virtualization techniques, and network resiliency, with expanded coverage of critical security concepts to help networking professionals work with security practitioners.

  • $180 registration fee with scholarship funding available
  • September 13 – November 17, Monday/Wednesday, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Online
  • Contact  benjamin.foti@piedmontcc.edu

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING & CONSTRUCTION:

BioWork Process Technician (scholarship available)

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 text book with scholarship funding available
  • September 14 – November 30, Tuesdays, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Hybrid
  • Contact  diana.mcginty@piedmontcc.edu

Basic Welding I

Basic Welding I will introduce welding safety, fundamentals, and techniques of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) also known as stick welding.

OSHA Forklift Training

This course provides instruction on the operation and maintenance of an industrial forklift. Core topics include forklift design, controls and instrumentation, pre-use inspection, safety awareness, and forklift stability.

HEALTH CARE:

Cardiovascular Technician (scholarship available)

Prepare to become a certified EKG Technician (CET) for under $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.
  • September 14 – December 10, Tuesday – Thursday, 4 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Person County Campus
  • Contact  lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

Medication Aid for Licensed Personnel

This program will prepare you for the NC competency exam that enables them to administer medications in skilled nursing homes (long-term care facilities).

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.

OTHER CAREER ADVANCEMENT & PERSONAL ENRICHMENT:

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!
  • October 4 – October 28, Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Truck Driver Training Lot in Roxboro
  • Contact  diana.mcginty@piedmontcc.edu

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, taught by Roxboro Police Department Detective Jason Howe, 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)
  • September 1 – 2, Wednesday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  teresa.arrwood@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.

Spanish For The Workplace

This course is an introductory understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation, parts of speech, communicative phrases, culture, and skills for language acquisition.   

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?

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. 

FREE PROGRAMS:

Orientation to Online Learning

This course will prepare students to take the courses offered in online and/or hybrid formats by providing training in the skills and strategies necessary for successful engagement with online classes and assignments. Students will be introduced to a variety of online tools, including Blackboard and PCC’s Distance Learning resources, and learn basic computer and internet literacy. Through assessments and classroom discussion, students will gain a valuable understanding of their individual learning styles and learn how to effectively apply time-management and study strategies in order achieve academic goals. 

Creating an Online Job Portfolio

This course provides job search skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. It is designed to prepare the student to gather his/her personal information as it applies to job search strategies and further develop that information into a completed resume. Topics to be addressed include personal development, career exploration, goal setting and the development of a written plan of action which in this case will be the student’s resume.

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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