Continuing Education’s rich history at SCC

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of Sampson Community College’s presence in our community. Each month, the Sampson Independent is taking you back in time to see SCC as it developed across the years and made an impact in our community over the past half century. This piece below and in the accompanying article, ran in The Sampson Independent on June 8, 1983.


“The first line supervisor is the key to successfully reducing accidents and injuries,” J.W. Simmons, director of community services for Sampson Technical College said.

With this in mind, Sampson Tech’s Division of Continuing Education will offer a workshop on accident prevention for supervisors on Monday and Tuesday.

“This workshop is designed to equip supervisors with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize, evaluate and either eliminate control of unsafe practices and conditions,” Simmons said.

L.A. Weaver III will serve as workshop leader.

Simmons explained the objectives:

-To examine the total cost of work-related accidents and injuries.

-To introduce supervisors to the basic principles of accident prevention and loss control.

-To develop methods of motivating employees to work safely.

-To present a method for determining the potential of an accident.

-To identify portions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act –known as OSHA—that pertain to the supervisor.

Simmons said it was urgent that any interested persons contact him at once since the number of participants must be known as a guide in planning for the workshop.

Deadline for preregistering will be Friday.

The 14-hour workshop is designed to be especially beneficial to managers, engineers and supervisors responsible for safety regulations and procedures.

Hours will be from 8:30am to 5:30pm on Monday and 8:30am to 2:30pm on Tuesday.

A registration fee will be charged, the fee does not cover meals or refreshments.

The workshop will be limited in size for maximum effectiveness, with reservations accepted in the order received.

To pre-register or obtain additional information, prospective students should call 592-8081.


Continuing Education plays an important role for classes outside of traditional program classes. Job training to hobbies to learning other skills with life-enhancing impact, SCC has always had something for everyone since the doors opened 50 years ago.

Though this article is more than three decades old, the offerings are still there for the public except the number of skills that can be learned have only grown since then.

To see what SCC can offer you, contact 910-592-8081 or

The article as it appeared in 1983 in The Sampson Independent. article as it appeared in 1983 in The Sampson Independent.