Sandhills Community College

Sandhills Community College, with a campus in Moore County and one in neighboring Hoke County, has a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest colleges in the entire 59-campus North Carolina Community College System. For more detailed information, be sure to visit

Highlights of Sandhills Community College

  • Provides both curriculum and continuing education courses to thousands of students across hundreds of subjects
  • Recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary (founded 12/4/1963)
  • Works with businesses of all sizes to support Moore County’s growing economy
  • Offers access to more than 20 programs and majors including Computer Technologies, Health Sciences, Engineering Technologies, Hospitality and Culinary Technologies, University Studies and Golf Course Management.
  • SCC maintains an “open-door” admission policy, which means if you are a high school graduate, or are 16 years old or older and have a high school equivalency, you can attend Sandhills Community College. And if you are 18 years or older and don’t have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, we can help you there too.

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“Creating a Buzz” - Sandhills Entrepreneurial Summit April 11, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11, the Sandhills Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (SCEL) will host its annual Sandhills Entrepreneurial Summit, a regional forum that brings together business owners, educational leaders and students to discuss opportunities for entrepreneurs to start new businesses or to grow existing ones. This year’s focus is on “Creating a Buzz” that will feature speakers, a TED Creating a BuzzTalk-style segment, and a round of the popular trivia game “Jeopardy!”

The summit will be held in rooms 102 and 103 of Van Dusen Hall at Sandhills Community College from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The entire event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.  To register, go to

Keynote speaker Barry O’Brien will present “The Entrepreneur: Creator and Destroyer,” a discussion on the importance of entrepreneurship in America. His colleague from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, James Doyle, will present “Buzz Creation,” a discussion on viral marketing campaigns specifically in social media.

Buzz Talk will feature two local entrepreneurs: Sue Deutsch of The Pines Times, and Kitty Hopkins of Chapman’s Food and Spirits, in TED Talk-style segments, to share their experiences using social and digital media.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to play a round of “Jeopardy!” and compete for first and second prize in the “What’s Your Buzz?” contest. Rules will be explained the day of the event to encourage local entrepreneurs and students to be creative, spontaneous and better prepared to “think on their feet.”

The SCEL at Sandhills Community College is a partnership of organizations working to enhance local entrepreneurship education and to create a network of accessible resources for entrepreneurs. Partners include the Moore County Chamber of Commerce, Moore County Partners in Progress, Sandhills Community College’s Small Business Center, and UNC Pembroke.

SCC Offers Youth Enrichment Programs for Summer 2017

This summer, Sandhills Community College will offer fun and educational Youth Enrichment Programs for students ages 8-14.  Programs are designed to provide fun, hands-on learning activities that Youth Summer Enrichment Programspromise to develop and build skills, encourage creativity, and fuel a passion for lifelong learning.  

Classes will be offered in the areas of equestrian; visual arts, theater and music; cooking; and technology and gaming.  These programs are sure to become an unforgettable adventure full of inspiring accomplishments, treasured memories, and new friends!