Continuing Education promotes the concept of lifelong learning by providing educational experiences that will help adults meet occupational and professional goals and fulfill social and personal needs. The development and availability of these courses is based upon the needs and interests of the professional, business, industry, and civic communities. Some courses are offered on a continuing basis while others are established in response to specific requests by individuals or groups.
SCC provides training in many areas through its Continuing Education Division programs. Classes are held at the Clinton campus and at numerous locations throughout Sampson County. Most classes prepare individuals for employment, or upgrade workers already employed. Besides meeting economic needs, some classes help to improve the adult's social and cultural standing in the community. Training is also provided for employees of area industries and public agencies. Besides meeting economic needs, some classes help to address adults’ needs to improve or enrich their lives socially or culturally. Once a specific need has been established, classes can be offered in that area at virtually any time. Full details can be obtained by calling the office of Continuing Education, (910) 592-7176 or visiting the college website, http://www.sampsoncc.edu, and click on Continuing Education.
Generally, any person who is 18 years of age or older, or whose high school class has graduated, is eligible for admission to Continuing Education classes. Applicants are usually admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some classes have specific admission requirements and prerequisite requirements. In such cases, this will be indicated along with the course description so that applicants are properly notified. A high school diploma is not required for registration in most classes.
REGISTRATION AND SPECIAL INFORMATION
For information concerning the current class offerings and their locations, call (910) 592-7176, check the college web site, or look for new class announcements in our local newspapers. The Continuing Education Division is located in the East Building on the main campus of SCC. Course fees (tuition) are often in the $65 to $175 range, although some classes are higher. Some classes also require textbooks and supplies. Registration fee exemptions are granted for fire service workers, emergency service personnel, law enforcement and civil preparedness teams designated in local disaster plans. N.C. citizens 65 years of age or older are allowed one tuition-free class per semester with the exception of self supporting classes which require that all students pay an equal share of the tuition fee and course costs.
Most of the courses offered by the Continuing Education Division do not award credits. Students who successfully complete many of the courses receive Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) and a certificate designating the completion of the course. (A CEU is equivalent to ten (10) clock hours of instruction.) In some instances competencies gained in continuing education courses may be recognized in curriculum programs under provisions in the college’s credit by examination policy.
We welcome your suggestions. If you have a specific training need or an idea for a new class, please call us at (910) 592-7176, ext. 4006 or 4013. Truly, Continuing Education is a place where the sky’s the limit with regard to learning opportunities!
OUR CONTINUING EDUCATION STAFF
Ann Butler, Dean of Continuing Education
Katie Brown, Director of Customized Training and Workforce Development Programs
Richard Stephenson, Director of Emergency and Medical Training
Cliff Ireland, Director of Small Business Center
Shannon King, Director of Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration
Aleta Whaley, Coordinator of Occupational Services and Defensive Driving
Alonza Royal, Coordinator of Human Resource Development
Peggy Brewer, Coordinator of Compensatory Education
Toledo Kemmer, Career Readiness Specialist
Fred Stamey, Truck Driving Lead Instructor
Adriene Howard, Administrative Supports
Amanda Raynor, Receptionist, Administrative Support
Cassandra Royal, Continuing Education Specialist
Fred Stamey, Truck Driver Training Program
Candy Taylor, Director of Basic Skills Program