Human Resources Development Classes - Union County
FREE (Tuition Waived) Classes for Unemployed, Underemployed (Part-Time) & Dislocated Workers

 

SPCC’s HRD classes are ongoing classes that run all year long except for weeks of major holidays. Most are two weeks in length, or eight days. To sign up for classes or to get more information, please contact Al Johnstone at 704-290-5218. If you are on campus, please come by Office 307.

 

JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

Keyboarding, Resumes and Job Searching Skills
– This 4-day class will allow students to focus on employment applications, resumes, interviewing skills, Internet job searching skills, career exploration, customer service skills and keyboarding.
Room 313, Bldg. A Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Gail Baucom - Instructor

Technology Awareness for the Workplace – For beginners or those who need a refresher, learn high-tech employability skills using Microsoft Office software and the Internet.
Room 336, Bldg. A Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Pamela Whitted- Instructor

Career Readiness for the Workplace – Learn the computer skills needed for positions in a business office. Topics include how to create letterheads, envelopes, mail merges, organizational charts, tables, reports, agendas and much more! In addition, each participant will create a career portfolio and receive help on “acing the interview”.
Room 328, Bldg. A Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Julie Laytham – Instructor

 

Using Social Media In Your Job Search – When you complete this course, you will have a web presence in which you can market yourself to future employers.
Room 328, Bldg. A Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Julie Laytham – Instructor

Technology Awareness for Job Seekers – Learn job-seeking techniques using Microsoft Office software. Prerequisite: excellent computer skills or MUST have completed Technology Awareness for the Workplace.
Room 336, Bldg. A Time: 12:30 – 3:00 PM Pamela Whitted- Instructor

Career Readiness for Basic Web Design – Learn how to create a simple, personalized web page. Explore topics and careers in Web-Page and Graphic Design. Prerequisite: MUST have completed Technology Awareness for the Workplace or Job Seekers class.
Room 336, Bldg. A Time: 12:30 – 3:00 PM Pamela Whitted - Instructor

Career Readiness for A+ – Learn how to set up a computer, attach a printer, install software, and upgrade memory or operating systems. Discover how to perform a recovery in the event of system failure and reformat and install an operating system if the recovery fails. Students work hands-on with both computer processing units and laptops.
Room 210, Bldg. A Time: 12:00 – 3:00 PM Megan Hancock – Instructor

 

Career and Professional Development

Career Planning and Assessment – In this class, students will assess their interests, attitudes, values, aptitudes, and readiness as related to career, employment, and/or educational goals.
Room 312, Bldg. A Time 9:00 AM– 11:00 AM Pamela Runkel - Instructor

Communication Skills for Success in the Workplace – Learn effective communication skills. Topics include body language, problem solving, decision making, cultural differences, interpersonal skills, leadership, teamwork, mentoring and much more.
Room 312, Bldg. A Time: 11:35 AM – 1:00 PM Pamela Runkel - Instructor

Money Smart - Developed by FDIC: Learn consumer rights & responsibilities, importance of credit history, intro to bank services, understanding credit, saving money, maintaining a checking account, preparing a personal budget, and intro to home loans.
Room 312, Bldg. A Time: 11:35 AM – 1:00 PM Pamela Runkel – Instructor

Career Readiness for Financial Records (QuickBooks)
– Explore careers in financial records and learn to track funds, manage payrolls, process invoices, monitor inventory, create and manage budgets using QuickBooks software. This is a self-paced class.
Room 312, Bldg. A Time: 8:00 AM -11:00 AM Pamela Runkel – Instructor

Career Readiness for Small Business – This 6-week class will allow students to learn the entrepreneurial traits, knowledge and skills you need to be a success. Find out about the process of planning, creating and operating your small business.
Room 102, Bldg. A Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm T/Th Al Johnstone - Instructor

 

 

Find Your Field Fridays

Customer Service Skills For Success in the Workplace
- This course will provide an overview of what Customer Service involves as well as focus on specific skills and related topics and insights into future trends and issues in Customer Service.
Room 313, Bldg A Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Every other Friday    Gail Baucom – Instructor

Exploring Careers in Cyber Security – Learn how to use diagnostic and investigative techniques to identify and retrieve data from various types of computer media.
Room 310, Bldg A Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Oscar Gonzalez - Instructor

Exploring Careers in Human Services - Human Service credentials will prepare students for entry level positions that deal with social, community, and educational services. Find out what it takes to work for the welfare of others.
Room 233, Bldg A Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fedder Williams – Instructor

 

Career Readiness for Criminal Justice – Take part in a simulated crime scene – CSI! Learn the components and operations of the Criminal Justice System.
Room 231, Bldg A Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Miriam Sallee – Instructor

 

Small Business Seminar
Room 310, Bldg A Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Call for Class Date Al Johnstone – Instructor

Introduction to Auto Body Repair Careers – This course will allow students to take a look into the future of vehicles and current repair technologies. Discover how automotive and collision repair aretied together on today’s high tech vehicles.
Room 336, Bldg A Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Bob Winfrey - Instructor

Career Readiness for Early Childhood Education Professionals
– Learn all that’s needed to know about working with children from infancy through middle childhood.
Room 336, Bldg A Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pamela Whitted – Instructor 


Computer Skills/Job Search Assistance


Keyboarding, Resumes and Job Searching Skills – This 4-day class will allow students to focus on employment applications, resumes, interviewing skills, Internet job searching skills, career exploration, and customer service skills and keyboarding.
Room 313, Bldg. A Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Gail Baucom - Instructor

 

Computer Skills for the Workplace - Learn high-tech employability skills for the workplace using Word, Excel, and the Internet. Great class for beginners or for individuals who need a refresher course.
Room 336, Bldg. A Time: 8:30 AM -11:30 AM Pamela Whitted Instructor

Career Readiness for the Workplace – Using Microsoft Word, learn the computer skills needed for positions in either office administration or medical office administration. Topics include how to create tables, reports, mail merge and career portfolios.
Room 328, Bldg. A Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Julie Laytham- Instructor

Using Social Media In Your Job Search
– When you complete this course, you will have a web presence in which you can market yourself to future employers.
Room 328, Bldg A Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Julie Laytham - Instructor

 

Computer Skills for Job Seekers - Learn job-seeking techniques using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Prerequisite: excellent computer skills or MUST have completed Computer Skills for the Workplace.
Room 336, Bldg. A Time: 12:30 PM -3:00 PM Pamela Whitted- Instructor

 

Career Readiness for Basic Web Design - Learn how to create a simple, personalized web page. Explore topics and careers in Web-Page and Graphic Design. Prerequisite: MUST have completed Computer Skills for the Workplace or Job Seekers class.
Room 336, Bldg. A Time: 12:30 PM -3:00 PM Pamela Whitted – Instructor

Career Readiness for A+
- Learn how to set up a computer, attach a printer, install software, and upgrade memory or operating systems. Discover how to perform a recovery in the event of system failure and reformat and install an operating system if the recovery fails. Students work hands-on with both computer processing units and laptops.
Room 210, Bldg. A Time: 12:00 PM-3:00 PM - Megan Hancock - Instructor

 

Medical

Career Readiness for the Medical Workplace - Learn to process patient records, schedule appointments, create insurance claims, file and print super bills, reports, lists, statements and claims using Medisoft. This is a self-paced class.
Room 328, Bldg. A Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Julie Laytham- Instructor

Medical Office Administration Career Readiness – Explore careers in medical office administration including educational requirements, certifications, duties, hospital processes, medical terminology, customer service and HIPAA compliance.
Room 313, Bldg. A Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Gail Baucom - Instructor

Introduction to Allied Health Professions - Explore careers in allied health including nursing, sonography, radiation therapy, surgical technology, emergency medical technician, paramedic and therapeutic massage. Topics include educational requirements, duties and general medical terminology.
Room 313, Bldg. A Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Gail Baucom - Instructor

Manufacturing, Buidling Trades & Solar Energy

Career Readiness for Building Trades - Explore careers in the construction trade and home renovation. Topics will include basic hands-on activities about safety, tools, carpentry, masonry, electrical and "Green Construction".
Center for Technology & Health Education  Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Terry James - Instructor

Future Career Trends - Robotics & Solar Energy - Discover employment opportunities and learn the fundamental principles related to the growing fields of robotics and solar energy.  This course will incorporate hands-on activities working with automated/robotic machine systems and the installation or solar panels.
Cetner for Technology & Health Education  Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Terry James - Instructor

Introduction to High-Tech Manufacturing Careers – Explore various Career Pathways in Manufacturing Technologies. Topics will include manufacturing trends, industrial safety (OSHA), lean manufacturing, green technology, renewable energy and campus tours of SPCC advanced manufacturing training programs.
Room 210, Bldg. A Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Reg Adkins– Instructor

Measuring for Manufacturing Careers - This two-week course explores the use of math skills and measuring instruments in today’s manufacturing environment. The basic principles and essentials of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry fundamentals are introduced. Topics include hands on experience with measuring instruments, review of conversion tables and use of a scientific calculator.
Room 336, Bldg. A Time: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Pamela Whitted– Instructor

Introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) - This course introduces the basic principles of blueprint reading and machine shop fundamentals using Solidworks software for careers in high tech manufacturing. Participants must have basic computer skills.
Room 312, Bldg. A Time: 5:30 PM-8:00 PM, Steve Staabs - Instructor

 

Criminal Justice/Basic Law Enforcement

Career Readiness for Correctional Officers – Students explore Correctional Officer as a potential occupation and gain entry level skills, awareness, and development as well as prepare for pre-employment testing.
Call 704.272.5460 for Dates at the Lockhart-Taylor Center – Wadesboro Saturday Only Edward Little - Instructor


 

SPCC Career Cruiser – Our Mobile Classroom is a one-stop shop for information and instruction on entering or re-entering the workforce. Call today and find out when the Career Cruiser will be in your area.
Call 704.475.5846 Toby Carpenter – Career Coach

Career Readiness Certificate Employability Lab
– Find out how you can increase your chances for employment and promotion by obtaining your Career Readiness Certificate at SPCC. Our CRC Lab is an open Lab, no appointment is necessary.
Room 157, Bldg. A
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM Michelle Lyles – Instructo
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To Register for HRD Classes, please call Al Johnstone at (704) 290-5218