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, the Graham County Center or in Clay County


Activity Director – Basic (HSE 3264): This course is designed to provide basic training to individuals desiring to become an Activity Director in a healthcare related setting, such as long term care or assisted living facilities or adult care homes. This course follows the state approved course outline including (1) an overview of the Activity Director profession, (2) Human Development and the Aging Process, (3) Standards of Practice, (4) Activity Care Planning, and (5) Methods of Service Delivery. Persons completing the training become qualified to work as an Activity Director in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility. Proof of High School graduation or GED equivalent required. Class includes clinical observation hours. Center for Applied Technology, Marble. 90 hrs.

Instructor: Raper Min: 6; Max: 20
September 5 – October 31 MW
4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $184.55

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. Center for Applied Technology, Marble. 24 hrs.

Instructor: Raper Min: 6; Max: 10
November 7 – December 3 MW
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $70.55

CPR CERTIFICATION 

  • August 29 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. West Bldg, Room 100
  • November 14 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. West Bldg, Room 100

Please call Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214 to register for this class

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. Center for Applied Technology. 191 hrs.

Please call (828) 835-4214 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

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. Center for Applied Technology. 188.5 hrs.

Please call (828) 835-4214 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Nursing Assistant I Refresher and Competency Preparation: This course is designed to provide a review of the Nurse Aide I core content to prepare individuals who have an expired NC certification or current out-of-state certification to sit for the Nurse Aide I State Exam. Note: NC Certification cannot be expired for more than 48 months to qualify for this course. Center for Applied Technology, Marble. 45 hrs.

Please call (828) 835-4214 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Graham County Center, Robbinsville

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. Graham County Center. 188.5 hrs.

Please call (828) 835-4214 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

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. Graham County Center. 188.5 hrs.

Please call (828) 835-4214 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

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. Center for Applied Technology, Marble. 170 hrs.

Please call (828)835-4214 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

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 chair-side dental materials. The student will become familiar with the instruments and procedures used in operative dentistry and endodontic work. 48 hrs.

Instructor: Johnson Min: 10

TBA $134.55

Class will be held when the minimum number of students is registered. Please call (828) 835-4214 to be placed on Class Interest List or follow this link to add your name to the interest list.

Dialysis Technology (DIA-3100): This course is designed to prepare individuals with the theoretical and clinical skills needed to maintain equipment and provide patient care to those being treated for chronic renal diseases. Class format includes lecture, lab, and clinical activities. Successful completion of this course will prepare the individual for employment as a dialysis technician in hospitals, renal dialysis facilities, and clinics. After one year of work experience, individuals may be eligible to sit for national certification as a Clinical Hemodialysis Technician. 110 hrs.

Instructor: Raper Min: 5; Max: 10

5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $199.55

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

Pharmacy Technician Trianing

Introduction to Pharmacy Technician (PHM3250)This course is designed to provide instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the 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.  Class includes clinical observation hours. County Center for Applied Technology, Marble. 140 hrs.

Please call (828) 835-4214 to be placed on an interest list for this class or follow this link to add your name to the interest list. Once the minimum number of students is met, we will call you to schedule the class.

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy Experience (MLA 3022): This hybrid 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. Main Campus. 215 hrs.

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


 

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