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

Medical Assisting Part 1

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 program information and accreditation status visit: https://www.sandhills.edu/ma-program.

CEU: 39.6

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
3304 Monday-Thursday Aug. 16-Dec. 14 8:30 am-3 pm Lisa George 104 Van Dusen Hall, Pinehurst Campus $187.50 + text

 

Become a Physical Therapy Aide

Prepare for a rewarding career as an important member of the physical therapy team. This course will teach you about the workings of the human body, various disorders, patient safety, and even how to speak the language of physical therapy. For complete information or to register, go to https://www.ed2go.com/sandhills/online-courses/become-a-physical-therapy-aide/.

CEU: 2.4

Course Type Format Course Length Start Dates Instructor Cost
Instructor-Led Class Online 6 Weeks Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 16, or Dec 14 Holly Trimble $75
Self-Paced Tutorial Online 3 Months Access Begin Any Time __________ $87

 

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

Code Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
3309 Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug. 18- Dec. 8 6-9 pm Will Martindale 204 Van Dusen Hall,

Pinehurst Campus

$187.50 + text

 

CPR for Healthcare Providers

For healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other lifesaving skills in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

CEU: 0.4

Code Class Days Dates Time Location Cost
3224 Saturday Aug. 20 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1052 Foundation Hall,

Pinehurst Campus

$50 + $5 card fee
3725 Saturday Sept. 10
3726 Saturday Oct. 8
3727 Saturday Nov. 5
3728 Saturday Dec. 3

 

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
3306 Hybrid Mondays (classroom) Wednesdays (online) Aug. 22-Dec. 14 6-9 pm Ann Addor 129 Blue Hall,

Pinehurst Campus

$187.50 + text
3307 Hybrid Tuesdays (classroom) Thursdays (online) Aug. 23-Dec. 13 6-9 pm Kerstyna Scott 109 Johnson Hall, Hoke Campus
3308 Online Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug. 18-Dec. 8 6-9 pm Ann Addor Online

 

Introduction to Natural Health and Healing

Take charge of your own health and healing by discovering how to achieve total health of the mind, body, and spirit. This course allows you to explore a variety of methods including diet, hydrotherapy, positive attitude, relaxation, yoga, chiropractic, natural remedies and more to achieve total health. For complete information or to register, go to https://www.ed2go.com/sandhills/online-courses/natural-health-and-healing-introduction/.

CEU: 2.4

Course Type Format Course Length Start Dates Instructor Cost
Instructor-Led Class Online 6 Weeks Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 16, or Dec 14 Dawn Lianna $75
Self-Paced Tutorial Online 3 Months Access Begin Any Time __________ $87

 

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 Time Instructor Location Cost
3316 Hybrid Mondays (classroom)

Wednesdays (online)

Aug. 22-Dec. 14 6-9 pm Terri Rush 203 Van Dusen Hall

Pinehurst Campus

$265.50 + text
3317 Hybrid Tuesdays (online)

Thursdays (classroom)

Aug. 25-Dec. 15 6-9 pm Rachel Hall 109 Johnson Hall

Hoke Campus

3326 Hybrid Mondays and Wednesdays (classroom) Aug. 23-Dec. 13 2:15-4:15 pm Ramona Zinnerman 106 Upchurch Hall

Hoke Campus

Tuesdays (online) 3-5 pm
3318 Online Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug. 18-Dec. 8 6-9 pm Terri Rush 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 Class Days Dates Time Cost
3324 Online Tuesdays and Thursdays  Sept. 6-Nov. 17 6-9 pm $185 + text

 

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
3315 Wednesday, Monday, Wednesday Nov. 2, 7, 9 8 am-5 pm Jenell Powell 107 Van Dusen Hall

Pinehurst Campus

$75 + text

 

NC 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.

CEU: 9.6

Code Format Class Days Dates Time Instructor Cost
3327 Online Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug. 18- Dec. 8 6-9 pm Melissa Watford $185.00 + 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 Format Class Days Dates Time Mandatory Orientation Instructor Location Cost
3310 Hybrid Monday-Thursday Aug. 15-

Oct. 11

Class & Lab:

7:30 am-1:15 pm

Clinical: 7:30 am-12:30 pm

Aug. 9

11 am-2 pm

Margaret Dousharm 129 Upchurch Hall, Hoke Campus $205.50 + text
3311 Hybrid Monday-Thursday Oct. 17-

Dec. 13

Class & Lab: 2:45-8:30 pm

Clinical: 3-8 pm

TBD
3312 Traditional Mondays and Wednesdays Aug. 15-

Dec. 12

Class & Lab: 8:30 am-2 pm

Clinical: 7:30 am-1 pm

Aug. 8

11 am-2 pm

Dorothy McFadden 107 Van Dusen Hall, Pinehurst Campus

 

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. Sept. 28 class is mandatory.

CEU: 4.0

Code Format Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
3314 Hybrid Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Tuesday Sept. 28-Oct. 4 9 am-3 pm Jenell Powell 129 Upchurch Hall

Hoke Campus

$130 + text

 

Nurse Aide Level 2 Competency

The Nurse Aide II is eligible for competency assessment in one of two ways: 1) must have been eligible for renewal of Nurse Aide II Listing prior to the listing expiration (must have worked at least eight (8) hours for compensation during the past 24 months performing nursing care activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and there is to be no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of funds on the DHSR Nurse Aide Registry) or 2) a continuous period of 24-months during which nursing care activities were not performed for monetary compensation, but patient care activities were performed for compensation.

CEU: 2.4

Code Class Day Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
3328 Monday-Thursday Nov. 14-17 9 am-3 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: 11.2

Code Format Class Days Dates Time Instructor Location Cost
3319 Hybrid Monday and Wednesday (classroom), Tuesday (online) Aug. 22-Dec. 14 Classroom 2:15-4:45

Tuesdays 2:30-4:30

Melissa Cooper 129 Blue Hall, Pinehurst Campus $187.50 + texts
3320 Online Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug. 18-Dec. 8 6-9:30 pm Ashley Rivera Online
3321 Hybrid Mondays (online), Wednesdays (classroom) Aug. 22-Dec .14 6-9:30 pm Michelle Lewis 108 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: 6-9:30 pm

Clinical: M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm

One Saturday class: 9 am-2 pm

Lavita Crichlow 129 Blue Hall

Pinehurst Campus

205.50 + texts
3323 Traditional Mondays and Wednesdays Aug .17-Dec. 12 Class: 6-9:30 pm

Clinical: M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm

Two Saturday classes: 9 am-1 pm

Rachel Hall 109 Johnson Hall, Hoke Campus