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SHORT TERM COURSES

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South Piedmont is excited to offer new online courses to meet your needs. We will:

  • Provide new training opportunities for shifting your career
  • Offer resume writing, interviewing, and employability-related support
  • Equip parents for homeschooling needs
  • Promote options for personal growth, especially to those confined at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic

HOMESCHOOLING COURSES

Description

Review of Algebra 1

Number of Hours

20 hours

Prepares students for:

Support for parents homeschooling

Dates

4/13-5/20

Cost

$5

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

This course is a survey of American history from the Civil War era through the 1980s. Topics include industrialization, immigration, the Great Depression, the major American wars, the Cold War, and social conflict. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in American history since the Civil War and relate that content to modern day developments.

Number of Hours

18 hours

Prepares students for:

Support for parents homeschooling

Dates

4/8-5/15

Cost

$5

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

This course covers topics such as:

      • How to carryout assignments sent home by your child’s teacher
      • Ways to incorporate math and science at home in daily activities
      • How to set a schedule that works for your family
      • Ideas on how best to maximize this time at home
      • Storytime/reading ideas

Number of Hours

8 hours

Prepares students for:

Navigating K-5 schooling at home

Dates

4/13-4/20

Cost

$5

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Modularized introduction to the 11 body systems

Number of Hours

30 hours

Prepares students for:

Support for parents homeschooling

Dates

4/10-5/17

Cost

$5

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Do you want to learn faster, easier ways to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and work with fractions?  This is the course for you!

Number of Hours

20 hours

Prepares students for:

Support for parents homeschooling

Dates

4/8-5/15

Cost

$5

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

WORKFORCE TRAINING/CAREER COURSES

Description

Learn Adobe Dremweaver CC for Web Authoring

Number of Hours

32 hours

Prepares students for:

Taking the Adobe Certified Associate exam

Dates

To be announced

Cost

$130 reg fee
Students must have access to an Adobe Creative Cloud account. Details are available here.

Book

Free eBooks via SPCC library

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

Learn Adobe Dremweaver CC for Web Authoring

Number of Hours

32 hours

Prepares students for:

Taking the Adobe Certified Associate exam

Dates

To be announced

Cost

$130 reg fee + textbook
Students must have access to an Adobe Creative Cloud account. Details are available here.

Book

Adobe Dreamweaver CC: The Professional Portfolio
2018 Release
ISBN # 978-1-946396-09-9

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

Learn Adobe Photoshop CC for Visual Design

Number of Hours

32 hours

Prepares students for:

Taking the Adobe Certified Associate exam

Dates

To be announced

Cost

$130 reg fee + textbook
Students must have access to an Adobe Creative Cloud account. Details are available here.

Book
Design Basics. By Stephen Pentak; David A. Lauer
9th Edition, Cengage
ISBN-13: 978-1-285-85822-7

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

Course covers topics included in the A+ exam

Number of Hours

182 hours

Prepares students for:

Taking the A+ Certification

Dates

4/20-5/20

Cost

$180
Career Step is extending the $50 gift card incentive through the month of April for all those who enroll by 4/17/20.

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Introduction to EMS and a solid first aid course

Number of Hours

24 hours

Prepares students for:

This is a gateway class to other health care classes

Dates

4/6-5/6

Cost

$55 for textbook

Contact

Diana Albert
704-290-5870
dalbert@spcc.edu

Description

The Career Readiness Certificate Lab would provide job seekers with the support and instruction necessary to complete a CRC certificate.

Number of Hours

Up to 640 hours

Prepares students for:

Taking the Career Readiness Certificate assessments

Dates

4/6-5/15

Cost

$180.00 (Fee waivers available for students who are unemployed or underemployed or who have been given notice of a layoff)

Contact

Kristi Phifer
704-290-5216
kphifer@spcc.edu

Description

The Open Employability Lab will provide individualized support for job seekers interested in getting assistance with developing and editing resumes and with practicing interviewing skills virtually.

Number of Hours

60 hours

Prepares students for:

Immediate employment

Dates

4/7-5/14

Cost

$180.00 (Fee waivers available for students who are unemployed or underemployed or who have been given notice of a layoff)

Contact

Kristi Phifer
704-290-5216
kphifer@spcc.edu

Description

This course covers the use of the current National Electrical Code. Topics include the NEC history, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, materials, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the NEC.

Number of Hours

48 hours

Prepares students for:

Understanding the NEC code as it applies to one family dwelling.

Dates

To be announced

Cost

$130 reg fee + textbook

Book

Title: MindTap Electrical for Miller’s Illustrated Guide to the National Electrical Code, 7th Edition.
Author: Charles R. Miller
Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 978-1-337-38505-3 (12-month access code for MindTap)

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

Course covers basic keyboarding skills

Number of Hours

48 hours

Prepares students for:

Keying at an acceptable speed and accuracy level using the touch system

Dates

5/20 – 6/17

Cost

To be announced

Book

Gregg College Keyboarding & Document Processing for Windows, 11th Edition
Author: Ober, Johnson, and Zimmerly Publisher & Date: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-07-782463-1
(This book comes bundled with the Word 2013 Manual, GDP Textbook, Online Software Registration Card, and Cardboard Easel.)

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) course that covers core skills and knowledge for production environments (including Safety, Quality practices and Manufacturing Processes)

Number of Hours

190 hours

Prepares students for:

Taking MSSC Certified Production Technician assessments

Dates

4/20-6/26

Cost

$1,000

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

Medical administrative assistants with EHR skills are the specialized administrative personnel increasingly in demand to keep the modern medical office running smoothly.

Number of Hours

276 hours

Prepares students for:

Taking the PCTE exam

Dates

4/20-5/20

Cost

$180
Career Step is extending the $50 gift card incentive through the month of April for all those who enroll by 4/17/20.

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Medical coding and billing professionals translate medical records into standardized codes used to bill patients and third-party payers such as insurance companies and Medicare.

Number of Hours

299 hours

Prepares students for:

Taking the CPC exam

Dates

4/20-5/20

Cost

$180
Career Step is extending the $50 gift card incentive through the month of April for all those who enroll by 4/17/20.

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Medical coding and billing professionals translate medical records into standardized codes used to bill patients and third-party payers such as insurance companies and Medicare.

Number of Hours

341 hours

Prepares students for:

Taking the CPC exam

Dates

4/20-5/20

Cost

$180
Career Step is extending the $50 gift card incentive through the month of April for all those who enroll by 4/17/20.

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Introduction to Office Procedures

Number of Hours

24 hours

Prepares students for:

Performing office tasks and procedures needed for entry level office jobs

Dates

4/8-5/14

Cost

$181.40

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Introduction to Office Software

Number of Hours

24 hours

Prepares students for:

Using software applications commonly used in office settings

Dates

4/9-5/14

Cost

$126.40

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists by carrying out duties such as: Accurately and efficiently preparing prescription orders, verifying prescription information and dosage, Entering patient and order information into the pharmacy system, Processing and submitting insurance claims. Providing quality customer service to patients and other healthcare providers. Prepares for the PCTE exam.

Number of Hours

287 hours

Prepares students for:

Taking the PCTE exam

Dates

4/20-5/20

Cost

$180
Career Step is extending the $50 gift card incentive through the month of April for all those who enroll by 4/17/20.

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists by carrying out duties such as: Accurately and efficiently preparing prescription orders, verifying prescription information and dosage, Entering patient and order information into the pharmacy system, Processing and submitting insurance claims. Providing quality customer service to patients and other healthcare providers. Prepares for the PCTE exam.

Number of Hours

313 hours

Prepares students for:

Taking the PCTE exam

Dates

4/20-5/20

Cost

$180
Career Step is extending the $50 gift card incentive through the month of April for all those who enroll by 4/17/20.

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Required courses for current agents & realtors 
*Courses vary

Number of Hours

TBD

Prepares students for:

Ensures licensed agents & realtors are in compliance with NCREC mandatory CE

Dates

5/11 – 7/20

Cost

$180

Online Registration

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Transferring data, converting units, solving single and simultaneous equations, evaluating integrals, creating and executing macros, and comparing economic alternatives and finding the optimum solution

Number of Hours

32

Prepares students for:

Using advanced Excel tools in engineering and management

Dates

To be announced

Cost

$130 reg fee + textbook

Book

Benchmark Series: Microsoft Excel 365, 2019 Edition – Levels 1 & 2
by Rutkosky / Puyallup / Davidson / Roggenkamp / Rutkosky –
with CIRRUS Access Code Card – ISBN: 978-0-76388-806-0
Same textbook as Advanced class (1st part)

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

Getting started in Excel, making Logical Decisions (IF-THEN-ELSE), graphing, analyzing, sorting and filtering data

Number of Hours

32

Prepares students for:

Using Excel tools in engineering and management

Dates

To be announced

Cost

$130 reg fee + textbook

Book

Benchmark Series: Microsoft Excel 365, 2019 Edition – Levels 1 & 2
by Rutkosky / Puyallup / Davidson / Roggenkamp / Rutkosky –
with CIRRUS Access Code Card – ISBN: 978-0-76388-806-0
Same textbook as Beginners class (2nd part)

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

This course introduces the development of iOS applications and Apple applications using Swift programming language. Emphasis is placed on syntax, object-oriented principles, memory management, and functional concepts of Swift programming. Upon completion, students should be able to develop fully functional iOS and Apple applications using Swift programming language.

Number of Hours

40 hours

Prepares students for:

This course introduces the development of iOs applications and Apple applications using Swift programming language.

Dates

To be anounced

Cost

$130

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

PERSONAL INTEREST COURSES

Description

Introduction to basic Spanish

Number of Hours

24 hours

Prepares students for:

Using conversational Spanish

Dates

4/9-5/19

Cost

$70

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Basic electrical repair

Number of Hours

3 hours

Prepares students for:

Performing basic electrical repairs

Date

5/18

Cost

$5

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

How to preform various repairs to your exterior walls

Number of Hours

3 hours

Prepares students for:

Repairing exterior walls

Date

5/11

Cost

$5

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

Discuss floor system construction and possible problems that often occur as well as solutions

Number of Hours

2 hours

Prepares students for:

Discussing solutions to frequently found foundation problems

Date

4/20

Cost

$5

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

Discuss and identify most common types of causes and solutions for foundation issues

Number of Hours

4 hours

Prepares students for:

Discussing and identifying most common foundation issues

Date

4/20

Cost

$5

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

This set of lessons will cover the fundamentals of playing guitar! Different modules will cover basic maintenance of your instrument, the most commonly used chords, basics of song structure and theory, and will include virtual face-to-face interaction with faculty to answer questions and give workshop-style guidance on playing.

Number of Hours

30 hours

Prepares students for:

Personal interest

Dates

4/10-5/17

Cost

$5

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Modularized introduction to the 11 body systems

Number of Hours

30 hours

Prepares students for:

Personal interest

Dates

4/10-5/17

Cost

$5

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to practice the art of creative writing. Emphasis is placed on writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Upon completion, students should be able to craft and critique their own writing and critique the writing of others.

Number of Hours

18 hours

Prepares students for:

Explore creative writing in several genres

Dates

4/8-5/15

Cost

$5

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

This course is an introduction to several beginning level art techniques and concepts. This course includes the following weekly units: Drawing, Perspective Drawing, Watercolor Painting, Color Theory, Painting Techniques, and Painting Movements.

Number of Hours

24 hours

Prepares students for:

Personal interest

Dates

4/13-5/20

Cost

$5 reg fee + $15-$30 supplies purchased by students directly

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Changing spending habits for the better, knowing the right questions to ask a financial adviser, using tips on budgeting and planning for retirement, knowing what to look for when choosing a bank, knowing whether to buy or lease a car, knowing what’s important when buying your first home, and choosing the right credit card

Number of Hours

16 hours

Prepares students for:

Making informed decisions related to personal finances

Dates

4/8-5/5

Cost

$5

Contact

Tara Moss
704-290-5212
tmoss@spcc.edu

Description

Basic plumbing repair

Number of Hours

3 hours

Prepares students for:

Performing basic plumbing repairs

Date

5/20

Cost

$5

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

Discuss different types of roofing materials and how to repair leaks

Number of Hours

2 hours

Prepares students for:

Discussing different types of roofing materials and repairing leaks

Date

5/4

Cost

$5

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

Discuss how walls are constructed so students will better understand why certain walls must not be removed

Number of Hours

2 hours

Prepares students for:

Discussing how walls are constructed and why some may not be removed when remodeling

Date

4/27

Cost

$5

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

How to repair and or replace windows and doors

Number of Hours

3 hours

Prepares students for:

Repairing and replacing windows and doors

Date

5/6

Cost

$5

Contact

Kristen Griffin
704-290-5223
kgriffin@spcc.edu

Description

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Career Step has made an accredited Certificate of Infection Control and Barrier Protection Proficiency (CICBP) Course available for free until April 30th. It’s a short course designed to take 1 to 3 hours to complete and is very relevant to our current situation with COVID-19. It addresses all major elements of infection prevention. It focuses on pragmatic prevention processes in clinical healthcare environments and includes a special module focused specifically on CMS guidelines for infection prevention as it relates to COVID-19. This course is designed specifically for practicing Allied Health Professionals but is helpful for all. It provides a simulated practice of documenting patient-doctor communication and clinical events as they unfold.

Number of Hours

3 hours

Prepares students for:

This course—designed specifically for practicing Allied Health Professionals—provides a simulated practice of documenting patient-doctor communication and clinical events as they unfold.

Cost

Free

Contact

Career Step 877-225-7151

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