Health Occupations

The Certified Nursing Assistant program prepares students for certification as a Nurse Aide in North Carolina.Classes are offered to meet a range of schedules and include classes in Nurse Aide I, Nurse Aide II, Medication Aide, Geriatric Aide and other related health occupations.

 

Health Care Classes at the Main Campus, the Center for Applied Technology, or in Clay County

 

HeartSaver/First Aid: (SAF-3020): This course is the basic CPR course designed by the American Heart Association. It includes instruction in CPR for infant, children, adult and First Aid techniques with practical applications using special mannequins. 7 hrs. Main Campus.

Instructor: Angelopus, Carter, Gagnon, Posey,
Slaughter, or Stiles Min: 6
$75 (Includes card fee)

Offered by request only at the Main Campus. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Introduction to Clinical Dental Assisting (DEN-3000): This course is designed to introduce the student to chair-side dental assisting. Emphasis will be placed on the basic skills and knowledge required for dental assisting. The areas of concentration will be four-handed dentistry, instrument transfer, use of suction and air/water syringe, patient positioning, dental laws, matrix bands, preparation of local anesthesia, placement and removal of rubber dam and basic chairside dental materials. The student will become familiar with the instruments and procedures used in operative dentistry and endodontic work. 48 hrs. Main Campus.

Instructor: Hampton Min. 10

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Medication Aide: This course is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified to be a Medication Aide. The course covers the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will include medication administration via oral, buccal, sublingual, and topical, transdermal, vaginal, and rectal, inhaled routes, medical asepsis, terminology, and legal implications. Upon completion, students should be able to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry. Proof of High School Graduation or GED equivalent required. 24 hrs. Main Campus.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Nursing Assistant Refresher Class: The course is for unexpired out-of-state Nurse Aides and expired North Carolina Nurse Aides (if expired less than 48 months). Students will be able to take the Competency Test on the main campus at the end of November.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Nursing Assistant I Accelerated: This course includes training on providing personal care, feeding and rehabilitation of patients, infection control, vital signs, communication, and emergencies. Students are prepared to take the Certification Examination necessary for listing on the Nurse Aide Registry. 188.5 hrs. Main Campus.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Nursing Assistant I: This course includes training on providing personal care, feeding and rehabilitation of patients, infection control, vital signs, communication, and emergencies. Students are prepared to take the Certification Examination necessary for listing on the Nurse Aide Registry. 191 hrs. Main Campus.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Nursing Assistant II: This course prepares graduates to perform more complex skills such as sterile dressings, tube feeding, tracheostomy care, catheter insertion, and other skills regardless of the setting. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/ competency evaluation by the instructor, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Proof of high school graduation or high school equivalency diploma is required. Must be currently listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I registry in good standing and have current CPR certification. Clinical hours are during the day. 170 hrs. Main Campus.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 OR (828) 479-9256 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Health Care Classes at the Graham County Center

Medication Aide: This course is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified to be a Medication Aide. The course covers the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will include medication administration via oral, buccal, sublingual, and topical, transdermal, vaginal, and rectal, inhaled routes, medical asepsis, terminology, and legal implications. Upon completion, students should be able to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry. Proof of High School Graduation or GED equivalent required. 24 hrs.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Nursing Assistant I Accelerated: This course includes training on providing personal care, feeding and rehabilitation of patients, infection control, vital signs, communication, and emergencies. Students are prepared to take the Certification Examination necessary for listing on the Nurse Aide Registry. 188.5 hrs.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 OR (828) 479-9256 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Nursing Assistant II: This course prepares graduates to perform more complex skills such as sterile dressings, tube feeding, tracheostomy care, catheter insertion, and other skills regardless of the setting. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/ competency evaluation by the instructor, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Proof of high school graduation or high school equivalency diploma is required. Must be currently listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I registry in good standing and have current CPR certification. Clinical hours are during the day. 166.25 hrs.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Pharmacy Technician Trianing

Introduction to Pharmacy Technician (PHM 3250): This course is designed to provide instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, out-patient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings. Main Campus. 107 hrs.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy Experience (MLA 3022): This course provides theory and clinical experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for specimen collections on patients in various health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians. 200 hrs. Main Campus.

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List.

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