Local college offers health care courses

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Are you interested in a healthcare career? Piedmont Community College can help with a variety of short-term training courses available on the college’s Caswell County Campus in Yanceyville.

In addition, a Nurse Aide refresher class will be held January 13–February 4, Monday–Thursday, 2-5 p.m. on the Caswell County Campus.

This course is for individuals on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry with an expired listing within the past three years or who are currently certified in another state and seeking listing on the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry are eligible to enroll in this 40 hour course.

The course provides a review and update of the proper techniques for providing personal care and basic nursing skills. Upon the successful completion of this refresher course and the state competency evaluation, students are eligible for listing on the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry.

PCC will offer Nurse Aide I training on Friday and Saturday from January 24–May 15. This class will be held on the Caswell County Campus.

PCC’s Nurse Aide I training will prepare students to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Competency Test for placement on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. Successful completion of the training and competency test will enable you to seek employment in the health care industry as a Certified Nurse Aide I.

Classes will be held from 5:30-9 p.m.,Tuesday–Thursday, from February 4–June 30 for those interested in Phlebotomy.

PCC’s Phlebotomy 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 patents in various health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians.

Scheduled for 5-8:45 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 11-May 7, this program prepares students to become certified EKG Technicians.

Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, including the electrical conduction system and how it affects heart function. This course also covers the cardiac cycle, common artifacts, and cardiac terminology.

Students will also learn how to prepare patients, properly place leads, as well as mount and run an EKG strip correctly. This program will prepare students for the Certified EKG Technician exam through the National Healthcareer Association.

The registration fee for each program is under $200. Upon the successful completion of the course, a competency test fee of $120 or less is payable to the testing agency. To register visit either PCC campus (Building E – Person County Campus; Building K – Caswell County Campus;

Call PCC’s Workforce Development Team at 336-322-2232 or 336-694-8064 or visit www.piedmontcc.edu/alliedhealth and select course, then follow online instructions.

Required course textbooks are available at PCC’s Bookstore where you can shop in person on the Person County Campus or online at www.piedmontcc.edu/Bookstore. Other requirements include current results from Tuberculosis (TB) skin test and background check/drug screen (phlebotomy only).

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