Workforce Continuing Education

Southeastern Community College’s Workforce Continuing Education training programs and services provide employer/customer–driven instructional opportunities for individuals seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job-related skills. Training programs can be delivered as a single course or bundled as a series of courses; and provide instruction around skill competencies that lead to a recognized credential (licensure, certification, renewal, registry listing) and/or meet local workforce labor needs. Additionally, opportunities are provided for people to obtain a high school equivalency diploma, start and/or expand a small business, as well as experience personal growth.

Program Areas and Services

  • Basic Skills – To provide individuals with basic academic skills that will enable them to function in a changing society, to earn a high school credential or to begin college-level studies.
  • Columbus County NCWorks Career Center – Southeastern Community College serves as the host agency for the Columbus County NCWorks Career Center which is instrumental in connecting talent with local area employers.  The Center provides job-training programs and services to help interested customers increase their skill sets and obtain meaningful employment.
  • Licensure and Certifications – A significant number of occupations in North Carolina require licensure and/or certification as a prerequisite to employment. Licensure and certifications are granted by an independent agency or board.  For many of these occupations, the educational requirement consists of short term workforce continuing education courses offered at SCC.
  • NCWorks Customized Training Program – The NCWorks Customized Training Program provides education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industry in Columbus County.
  • Online Learning –On-line courses are designed to provide opportunities to update personal/professional skills, discover a new talent, or chart a career path at one’s own convenience and/or pace.
  • Skills Development Training (occupational extension) – Skills development training consists of courses designed for the specific purposes of training an individual for employment, up-grading skills of person presently employed and retraining others for new employment in occupational fields.
  • Personal Interest –Courses offered for personal growth or enjoyment are considered personal interest classes.  They cover a variety of topic areas and are designed to make interested students stronger, well-rounded individuals as well as enhance the quality of life
  • Small Business Center – To increase the success rate and the number of profitable small businesses in SCC’s Small Business Center service area by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners and their employees as mandated by the NCCCS.

General Information

Enrollment is open on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Classes are open to everyone age 18 and above. Sixteen and 17 year olds may enroll with special permission.
  • Registration and fee payment is required at the first scheduled meeting of the class. Insurance is required for some classes.
  • Southeastern also provides on-site job skills training and literacy classes for area businesses and industries.

Contact Continuing Education

Address Information

Mailing Address

Southeastern Community College
PO Box 151
Whiteville, NC 28472

Physical Address

Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472

Fax Numbers

  • (910) 642-5658 – A-Building (NCWorks)
  • (910) 642-1768 – HHS Building
  • (910) 642-4409 – T-Building

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Summer Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Beverlee Nance

VP of Workforce & Community Development

(910) 788-6208

T-Building, Rm 106

Jennifer White

Continuing Education Information Specialist

(910) 788-6296

T Building, room 104

Frances Ward

Assessment & Ret Sp/Processing Asst IV

(910) 788-6425

T-Building, Rm 105