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, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Terminology and Anatomy, CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant), CMA (Certified Medical Assistant), Centrile Sterile Processing, and Pharmacy Technician.

NEW CLASS – Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Part 1


Part 2 will be offered summer semester.

Instructor: Lori Forrester
Pinehurst Campus
$205.50 + texts
CEU: 44.2

Part 1 of a 2-part class to learn the front and back office skills required to become a Certified Medical Assistant.

Topics include A & P, medical terminology, safety and infection control, procedures/examinations, medical law and ethics, administrative procedures, billing, coding and insurance. This class provides skills needed to become a Certified Medical Assistant.
Email: perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements. A Work Keys Reading for Information test, drug screening, background check, and current immunizations are required for registration.

Course Code: 1309         Mondays – Thursdays, Jan. 25 – May 19     8:30 am – 3:30 pm

EKG Technician


Hybrid and Online Classes

Classroom Instructor: Jade Mashburn
Online Instructor: Ann Rowe
$185 + text
CEU: 9.6

Learn the required skills to become a certified EKG Technician and work in a variety of healthcare settings. Topics include cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac cycle, EKG strip analysis, 12 lead EKG, and EKG procedures. This class prepares students for the EKG certification with ASPT.

Course Code: 1306 Pinehurst Campus   104 Van Dusen Hall
Jan. 20 – May 12          6-9 pm
Mondays (classroom) and Wednesdays (online)

Course Code: 1308                               Online
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 26 – May 13        6-9 pm

Central Sterile Processing


Instructor: Jeannine Kenzel
Pinehurst campus, 108 Van Dusen Hall
$185 + texts
CEU: 9.6

Learn the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician and the practical applications of concepts and procedures. Students will explore preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies, and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students will be able to apply the principles of sterilization and disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments and supplies. This class prepares students for the Sterile Processing Technician certification.

Course Code: 1307           Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 20-May 12            6-9 pm

Nurse Aide Level 1

Hybrid Classes

Pinehurst Instructor: Jenell Powell
Hoke Instructor: Margaret Dousharm
$205.50 + course pack
CEU: 20.4

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

Course Code: 1310 (Hybrid)
Pinehurst Campus 107 Van Dusen Hall
Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 11-May 10
Mandatory classroom meeting Jan. 11 10 am-Noon
Classroom (blended) 8:30 am-2 pm
Lab (to be scheduled) 2-4 pm
Clinical (to be scheduled) 7:30 am-1:30 pm


Course Code: 1311 (Hybrid)
Sandhills Hoke Center 129 Upchurch Hall
Mondays and Tuesdays, Jan. 11-May 10
Mandatory classroom meeting January 11 3-5 pm
Classroom (blended) 4-9:30 pm
Lab (to be scheduled) 2-4 pm
Clinical (to be scheduled) 3:30-9:30 pm


Course Code: 1312 (Hybrid)
Sandhills Hoke Center 129 Upchurch Hall
Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 11-May 10
Mandatory classroom meeting January 11 12-2 pm
Classroom (blended) 8:30 am-2 pm
Lab (to be scheduled) 2-4 pm
Clinical (to be scheduled) 7:30 am-1:30 pm

Nurse Aid, Level 1 Refresher

Hybrid Class

Instructor: Jenell Powell
Pinehurst Campus, 107 Van Dusen Hall
$130
CEU: 4.0

This 40-hour program is for those whose listing has expired on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry. 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.

Course Code: 1314
Thursdays and Fridays, Feb. 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26          8 am-4:30 pm
Feb. 12 mandatory class (please bring lunch and hydration)

Medication Administration Aide

Instructor: Jenell Powell
Hoke Campus, 129 Upchurch Hall
$75 + Text
CEU: 2.4

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.

Contact Jenell Powell at 695-3965 for enrollment approval.

Course Code: 1315 March 4, 5 and 19         8 am-4:30 pm         (please bring lunch and hydration)

Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)


Hybrid and Online Classes

Instructor: Terri Rush
Pinehurst Campus 113 Meyer Hall
$255 + text
CEU: 10.5

Medical Administrative Assistants are valuable members of the healthcare team handling a broad range of duties, including 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).

Course Code: 1316 Jan. 11-May 12     6-9 pm
Mondays (classroom) and Wednesdays (online)
Thursday Feb 11 6-9 pm

Course Code: 1317 Jan.12-May 11      6-9 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays (online)

Instructor: Rachel Hall
Sandhills Hoke Center
Course Code: 1323 Jan.12-May 11      6-9 pm
Jan 12-May 11 Tuesdays (online) & Thursdays  (classroom) 6-9pm

Pharmacy Technician


Hybrid and Online Classes

Pinehurst Instructor: Mia Bickel
Online Instructor: Ashley Rivera
$185 + texts
CEU: 11.2

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.

Prerequisite: WorkKeys Math Level 3

Course Code: 1318 Pinehurst Campus 108 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesdays (classroom) and Thursdays (online), Jan. 26-May 13
6-9:30 pm

Course Code: 1320 Online
Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 20-May 12 6-9:30 pm

Phlebotomy Technician and Clinical Rotation


Hybrid Classes

Pinehurst Instructor: Lavita Crichlow
Hoke Instructor: Rachel Hall, CPT
$205.50 + text
CEU: 22.0

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. A Work Keys Reading for Information test, drug screening, background check, and current immunizations are required for registration. Email: perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements.

Course Code: 1321 Pinehurst Campus 104 Van Dusen Hall
Tuesdays (classroom) and Thursdays (online), Jan. 19-May 11
6-9:30 pm
Clinicals Mondays-Fridays 8 am-4:30 pm
One Saturday Class 9 am-2 pm

Course Code: 1322 Sandhills Hoke Center 109 Johnson Hall
Jan. 20-May 12
Mondays (online) and Wednesdays (classroom) 6-9:30 pm
Clinicals Mondays-Fridays 8 am-4:30 pm
Two Saturday Classes 9 am-2 pm