Workforce Development
& Continuing Education


Sampson Community College provides a diversity of training and personal enrichment opportunities through its division of Workforce Development & Continuing Education (WD&CE). Courses offered through WD&CE open the door to education, training, and retraining for employment opportunities in Sampson County and beyond and include basic skills and literacy education, occupational and customized industry training, and lifelong learning programs which can improve your quality of life. Whether you are looking for a new career, refreshing your current job skills, or looking for a new hobby to enjoy, the sky’s the limit as to what we can offer you!

Schedule of Classes

Course & Program Information

The purpose of the ACE program is to assist students with learning/intellectual disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, math, and vocational skills. The main goals of the this program are for each student to make an effortless transition into an additional post-secondary education option or employment. Click for more info about this program!

Allied Health programs help educate and train professionals to serve in multiple health care settings. The profession plays a major role in the delivery of health care services throughout the country.
Anatomy & Physiology
Central Sterile Processing
Electronic Health Records
Intro to Healthcare Careers
Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Terminology
Nurse Aide I
Nurse Aide II
Pharmacy Technician
Surgical Technician
Vet Assistant

Business & Industry courses at Sampson Community College are ideal for adults looking to add certifications to their resume and increase their on-the-job skills.

College and Career Readiness offers educational opportunities to qualifying minors (16 and 17 years) and adults whose desire is to complete a high school equivalency diploma (HSE) or learn English as a Second Language (ESL). The program is designed to help students improve their reading, writing, mathematics, and communication skills or basic life skills needed to transition into post-secondary education opportunities or pursue or retain employment in the workforce. Click to learn more information!
Adult High School Diploma
Learn To Speak English | ESL
High School Equivalency | HSE

If you have been ticketed with a minor traffic violation in Sampson County, or any other county that participates in North Carolina’s Defensive Driving program, you may elect to have your citation reduced by completing a Defensive Driving Course.  This course is made available through Sampson Community College and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina to train motorists in the principles and practices of safe driving. SCC offers three different class options. Click here for more information.

Sampson Community College offers a wide range of over 300 highly interactive courses that can be taken entirely online via our Ed2Go Online Instruction Center.

The Heavy Equipment Operator Program is a one semester training program prepares students with basic knowledge on heavy equipment identification, safety, basic field surveying and a variety of other topics needed in the construction field. Heavy equipment operators run heavy machinery, install underground piping, develop land for home and industrial construction, build roadways and bridges across the United States. These careers require highly skilled employees who have a high work ethic, enjoy working outside and like working in a team environment where safety is the number one priority.

Registered students will also be partnered with a local contractor to serve in a internship while participating in the program. This will give a student real-life work experience in the field while they learn from heavy equipment experts. In addition, students will receive additional certifications related to erosion control, flagging and drone operation. A student will also have the opportunity to take part in the Sampson Community College Truck Driver Training program once they complete the Heavy Equipment Operator’s program.

The Human Resources Development (HRD) program is an energetic and invigorating workforce development program that promotes community and economic growth by focusing on meeting business and industry needs and serves as a gateway for economic, social, and educational success.
Computer Usage for Job Prep
Employability Lab
Human Services Exploration

Sampson Community College Information Technology Academy’s goal is to educate & train students from the basics to advanced systems within a 12-month cycle. The complete program consists of Windows OS Fundamentals, Network Fundamentals, Palo Alto Networks, Security Fundamentals, & VMware Vsphere 6.5 Foundations Install, Configure, Manage.
Windows OS & Networking Fundamentals-Hybrid
Palo Alto Networks: Firewall Essentials v8.1-Online
CISCO 1: Intro To Networks-Online
CISCO 2: Routing & Switching Essentials-Online
CISCO 3: Scaling Networks-Online
CISCO 4: Connecting Networks-Online
VMWare vSphere v6.5 Install, Configure, & Manage-Online

Sampson Community College offers a variety of Occupational Extension courses each semester, including Effective Teacher Training and Notary Public courses. View a partial list here.
Cake Decorating
Creative Art
Dental OSHA Updates
Effective Substitute Teacher Training
Electrical Contractor License Renewal – TBA
General Farm Maintenance
Notary Public

Sampson Community College offers a variety of Public Safety training programs for students and professionals.
Emergency Medical Services
Fire Academy
Fire & Technical Rescue
Law Enforcement In-Service Training

The objective of the SCC Small Business Center is to serve as a community-based provider of education and training, counseling, networking, and referrals.  All of our services are of no cost to you, so let our Small Business Center help you develop a plan of action to turn your dreams into a reality!

Sampson Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program is an excellent opportunity to earn a CDL through our 11-week class