Health Care Occupations

Health Care Occupations courses provide a broad scope of specialized training to meet the local demand of area healthcare industry providers. Included are courses and certifications in areas such as Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, EKG (Electrocardiogram Monitoring), Medication Aide, CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant), MA (Medical Assisting), Centrile Sterile Processing, and Pharmacy Technician.

Medical Assisting Program Overview

Become a Medical Assistant in this eleven-month three-part program.
Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.
Contact Lori Forrester at forresterl@sandhills.edu for program requirements. For accreditation status and complete program information visit our Medical Assisting Program Overview page.

Will be offered Fall Semester 2022.

 

EKG Technician

Become a Certified Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG) with ASPT. Study the anatomy and physiology of the heart, the pulmonary system (lungs), the electrical impulses that make the heart pump and contract, and the segments, waves, and intervals of a 12-lead EKG. Clinical experience will teach the placement of electrodes on the body. CEU: 9.6

Code Format Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
2306 Hybrid Mondays (classroom) Wednesdays (online) May 16-Aug. 10 5:30 – 9:30pm Kerstyna Scott 129 Blue Hall,

Pinehurst Campus

$187.50 + text
2308 Online Tuesdays and Thursdays May 17-Aug. 4 5:30-9:30 pm Ann Addor Online

 

Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Medical Administrative Assistants are valuable members of the healthcare team. Students will learn patient registration, telephone, scheduling, medical records, accounts receivable, data entry, and medical claims. This class prepares individuals for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). CEU: 9.6

Code Format Class Days Dates Location Time Instructor Cost
2316 Hybrid Mondays (classroom) and Wednesdays (online) May 16 – Aug.10 203 Van Dusen Hall,

Pinehurst Campus

5:30-9:30 pm Terri Rush $265.50 + text
2318 Online Tuesdays and Thursdays May 17-Aug. 4 Online

 

Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology covers the basic human anatomy and physiology for all systems, laboratory medicine, pharmacology, elements of medical terms and names of major diseases, including terms used in physical exams, operative procedures and diagnosis. Prepares you for Continuing Education Health Care certification classes. CEU: 6.4

Code Format Dates Class Days Time Instructor Cost
2324 Online May 17-July 7 Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-9:30 pm Ramona Zinnerman $185 + text
3325 Online July 12-Sept.1

 

Medication Administration Aide

Meeting the training requirements for the NC Board of Nursing Medication Aide Certification, this class prepares Nurse Aides to administer medications to skilled nursing facility residents. Course topics include the scope of duties, legal and ethical responsibilities, administration of medications by various routes, infection control and documentation including commonly used abbreviations. Bring lunch and hydration. Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval. CEU: 2.4

Code Class Day Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
2315 Tuesdays-Thursday July 5-7 8 am-5 pm Jenell Powell 107 Van Dusen Hall,

Pinehurst Campus

$75 + text

 

Nurse Aide Level 1

Prepare to work as a Nurse Aide under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals by performing hands-on patient care. Successful completion prepares students for the State Board examination for NC NA Registry listing. Email: perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements. Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval. CEU: 16.0

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
2310 Monday-Thursday May 24-July 21 Class & Lab: 7:30 am-1 pm

Clinical: 7:30 am-12:30 pm

Margaret Dousharm 129 Upchurch Hall, Hoke Campus $205.50 +

course pack

 

Nurse Aide Level 1 Refresher

This 40-hour program is for those whose listing has expired on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry or those with a state-recognized or military healthcare credential. There will be 10 hours of required online work. It is imperative that you attend all virtual meetings. Eligible individuals must have completed a state-approved Nurse Aide I program and have a certificate or transcript supporting completion. Or for individuals with a state-recognized or military healthcare credential. Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval. Bring lunch and hydration. July 11 class is mandatory. CEU: 4.0

Code Format Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
2314 Hybrid Monday-Friday July 11-15 8:30 am-3:30 pm Jenell Powell 107 Van Dusen Hall, Pinehurst Campus $130 + text

 

Pharmacy Technician

Prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and entry-level employment. Topics include technical procedures for preparing and dispensing prescriptions, packaging and labeling, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, pharmacy calculations and over-the-counter drugs. Upon completion, students will be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a community pharmacy setting. CEU: 10.4

Code Format Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
2319 Hybrid Tuesdays (classroom) and Thursdays (online) May 17-Aug. 11 5:30-

9:30pm

Melissa Cooper 204 Van Dusen Hall, Pinehurst Campus $187.50 + texts
2321 Hybrid Mondays (online) and Wednesdays (classroom) May 16-Aug. 17 5:30 –

9:30pm

Michelle Lewis 109 Johnson Hall, Hoke Campus

 

Phlebotomy Technician

Learn the skills necessary to draw blood specimens in various healthcare settings and blood donation centers. Topics include venipuncture, specimen handling, record-keeping and the healthcare profession. ENG 111, 112 or WorkKeys Workplace Documents test, current immunizations, and signed memo of understanding are required for registration. For complete list of program requirements email perrys@sandhills.edu.

Code Format Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
3322 Hybrid Tuesdays (online) and Thursdays (classroom) Aug. 18-Dec. 13 Class:6-9:30pm
Clinical:M-F, 8am-4:30 pmOne Saturday class:9 am-2pm
Lavita Crichlow 129 Blue Hall, Pinehurst Campus $205.50 + texts
3323 Hybrid Mondays (online) and Wednesdays (classroom) Aug. 17-Dec. 12 Class:6-9:30pm
Clinical: M-F, 8 am-4:30 pmTwo Saturday classes:
9 am-1 pm
Rachel Hall 109 Johnson Hall, Hoke Campus

 

Central Sterile Processing

Learn to apply the principles of sterilization and disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments and supplies. Explore preparation, storage, quality assurance and inventory management. This class prepares students for the Sterile Processing Technician certification offered by CSPD.
CEU: 9.6

Will be offered Fall Semester 2022.

 

Community Health Worker

Become certified as a Community Health Worker (CHW) in North Carolina. Upon completion of this training students will be eligible for listing as a NC Certified Community Health Worker.

Will be offered Fall Semester 2022.