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Economic & Community
Development Division

Continuing Education Registration

For more information, use the following telephone numbers:

Chatham County: Harnett County: Lee County:
(919) 545-8044 (910) 814-8823 (919) 777-7793

Central Carolina Community College's Division of Economic & Community Development is dedicated to economic, workforce, enrichment, and continuing education programs for the business sector and members of the community at large.

Its departments offer an array of programs and services that vary according to community need, including high school completion, professional development courses, small business counseling, and customized training plans for industry. The division's commitment to the development of the local economy and a sense of community is shared throughout all the departments.

The division provides courses at several facilities within the community:

  • Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, in Sanford, is a center for community events and conventions.
  • Emergency Services Training Center, in Sanford, provides training to law enforcement and emergency services personnel. As well, the center provides auxiliary rental services of the facility.
  • Lillington Adult Education Center and Siler City Center are sites for Adult High School, GED, English as a Second Language, and compensatory education.
  • Triangle South Enterprise Center, in Dunn, houses the college's Small Business Center in Harnett County.
  • Lifelong Learning Center on the W. B. Wicker Business Center Campus in Sanford houses workforce related programs including basic skills and continuing education.

Departments within the Division of Economic & Community Development are Basic Skills, Continuing Education, Small Business Center, and Industry Services:

College & Career Readiness (formerly Adult Education)

The college's College & Career Readiness programs serve adults and teens who have been out of school for at least six months. From basic reading and writing for English-speaking or English-learner students, to a high school diploma, College & Career Readiness trains students to build a solid educational foundation for future achievement. It also serves adults with disabilities through its Compensatory Education programs, training them to live as independently as possible.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education covers a broad spectrum of programs designed to meet varying individual and community needs and interests:

  • Enrichment programs range from the arts to computer training.
  • Green Programs offer opportunities to learn how to garden and build in ways that are healthy for the environment and people. Classes in Ecotourism are also available.
  • Professional Development courses are for those in careers that require taking courses to update skills in order to renew their licenses.
  • Medical programs courses provide people with marketable skills in rapidly growing fields, from Health Care Activity Director to Nursing Assistant II. Central Carolina Community College is the only college in the nation to offer a Polysomnographic (Sleep Disorders) Technician program through continuing education.
  • Youth Programs/Summer Camps combine education and fun in activities that introduce children and teenagers to a wide range of potential careers.
  • Workforce Development takes any of Continuing Education's regular program offerings to workplaces to provide workforce training.
  • Distance Education offers access to thousands of continuing education classes through Ed2Go. Medical-field classes and refresher courses are also available online.
  • Human Resources Development's short-term training programs enable people to quickly learn job-related skills. HRD also offers preparation and testing for Career Readiness Certification.

Small Business Center

The Small Business Center, with locations in Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties, serves the entrepreneur and small business owner. The goal is to help grow and maintain the small, local business base that enables a community to thrive.

Industry Services

A well-trained workforce means the difference between profit and loss. Industry Services works with funding from the North Carolina Community College System to help industries identify their workforce needs and provide training to meet those needs.