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.

HEALTH CARE OCCUPATIONS

Medical Assisting Program

Medical Assisting Part 2

Instructor: Ebony Woodard
Pinehurst Campus, 104 Van Dusen Hall
$205.50
CEU: 39.6

Part 2 of a 3-part class to become a Medical Assistant.
A combination of lecture and labs to cover the clinical procedures of Medical Assisting. Topics include clinical procedures, assisting with exams, laboratory procedures and cardiology.

Email: forresterl@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements.

Prerequisite: Must have completed Medical Assisting Part 1 for registration.

Course Code: 2304 (Traditional)
Mondays-Thursdays, Mar. 14-July 11
8:30 am-3 pm

Medical Assisting Part 3

Instructor: Lori Forrester
Assigned Clinical Locations
$205.50
CEU: 16

Part 3 of a 3-part class is a 160-hour practicum/clinical.
Students will work in a clinical setting.
Upon successful completion, students will have all the skills needed to work as a Medical Assistant.

Prerequisite: Medical Assisting Part 2.

Course Code: 3324 (Traditional)         
Mondays-Thursdays, July 18-Aug. 25

Community Health Worker

Instructor: Melissa Watford
Online
$185.00
CEU: 9.6

Become certified as a Community Health Worker (CHW) in North Carolina.

Students are prepared to find employment in a variety of healthcare and community settings such as health departments, Hospitals, federally qualified health centers, clinics, and faith-based organizations. 

Upon completion of this training students will be eligible for listing as a NC Certified Community Health Worker.

Course Code: 1326         
Tuesdays-Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5      6-9 pm

EKG Technician

Traditional, Hybrid and Online Class Formats
$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 (Traditional)                   
Pinehurst Campus, 104 Van Dusen Hall        
Instructor: Judith James
Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 10-May 4    6-9 pm

Course Code: 1307 (Hybrid)  
Sandhills Hoke Center, 109 Johnson Hall      
Instructor: Kerstyna Scott
Tuesdays (classroom) and Thursdays (online), Jan. 18-May 5 6-9 pm

Course Code: 1308 (Online)  
Instructor: Ann Addor
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5        6-9 pm
Optional lab dates will be offered for online students

Central Sterile Processing

Instructor: Ramona Zinnerman
Pinehurst Campus, 204 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.

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: 1309 (Hybrid)  
Jan. 10-May 4
Mondays (classroom)             5-8 pm
Wednesdays (online)              6-9 pm

Nurse Aide Level 1

Hybrid Class Format
$205.50 + course pack
CEU: 15.0
Registration begins Dec. 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 910-695-3965 or powellj@sandhills.edu for enrollment approval prior to registration.

Mandatory Continuing Education Orientation is required before attending the first class. Dates to be announced.

Course Code: 1312                 
Pinehurst Campus, 107 Van Dusen Hall
Instructors: Dorothy McFadden
Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 10-May 9

Lab (scheduled)                       8:30 am-3 pm
Clinical (scheduled)                7:30 am- 2 pm

Students must meet the first day January 10 at 8:30 am in 106 Van Dusen Hall. Participants are required to attend online virtual meetings, a weekly lab time in person, and clinical which will follow scheduled days Mondays and Wednesdays. Tests will be done in person on campus.

Course Code: 1310 (Hybrid) FAST TRACK      
Sandhills Hoke Center, 129 Upchurch Hall
Instructor: Margaret Dousharm
Mondays-Thursdays, Jan. 10- Mar. 3

Lab (scheduled)                       7:30 am-1 pm
Clinical (scheduled)                 7:30 am-1:30 pm

Mandatory classroom meeting Jan. 10, 7:30 am-1 pm. There are 12 required in-person labs and 8 in-person clinical days which will follow scheduled days (Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 am-1 pm). All exams will be proctored on campus. 

Course Code: 1311 (Hybrid) FAST TRACK      
Sandhills Hoke Center, 129 Upchurch Hall    
Instructor: Margaret Dousharm
Mondays-Thursdays, Mar. 9-May 10

Lab (scheduled)                       7:30 am-1 pm
Clinical (scheduled)                 7:30 am-1:30 pm

Mandatory classroom meeting March, 7:30 am-1 pm. There are 12 required in-person labs and 8 in-person clinical days which will follow scheduled days (Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 am -1 pm). All exams will be proctored on campus. 

 

Nurse Aid, Level 1 Refresher

Hybrid Class Format
Instructor: Jenell Powell
$130                CEU: 4.0

This 40-hour program is for those whose listing has expired on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry or for individuals with a state-recognized or military healthcare credential.

There will be 10 hours of required online work. It is imperative that you make all virtual collaborate meetings.

Eligible individuals must have completed a state-approved Nurse Aide I program and have a certificate or transcript supporting completion.

Contact Jenell Powell at 910-695-3965 or powellj@sandhills.edu for enrollment approval.

Course Code: 1314 (Hybrid)  
Pinehurst Campus 107 Van Dusen Hall
Monday-Friday Mar. 7-11       8:30 am-3 pm

Students must meet the first day, March 7 at 8:30 am (please bring lunch and hydration)

Course Code: 1313 (Hybrid)  
Sandhills Hoke Center 129 Upchurch Hall
Wednesday-Tuesday Apr. 27-May 3  8:30 am-3 pm

Students must meet the first day, April 27 at 8:30 am (please bring lunch and hydration)

Medication Administration Aide

Instructor: Jenell Powell
Sandhills Hoke Center, 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 910-695-3965 or powellj@sandhills.edu for enrollment approval.

Course Code: 1315     
Tuesday-Thursday Feb. 22-24 8 am-5 pm

(bring lunch and hydration)

Nurse Aide, Level 2 Competency

Instructor: Jenell Powell
Pinehurst Campus, 107 Van Dusen Hall
$75                  CEU: 2.4

The Nurse Aide 2 is eligible for competency assessment in one of the following ways:

  • must have been eligible for renewal of Nurse Aide 2 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.
  • must have no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of funds on the DHSR Nurse Aide Registry.
  • has had 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.

Contact Jenell Powell at 910-695-3965 or powellj@sandhills.edu for enrollment approval.

Course Code: 1327     
Monday-Thursday Apr. 11-14           9 am-3 pm

(bring lunch and hydration)

Medical Administrative

Assistant (CMAA)
Hybrid and Online Class Formats
$255 + text                  CEU: 9.6

Medical Administrative Assistants are valuable members of a healthcare team handling a broad range of duties.

Learn patient registration, telephone, scheduling, medical records, accounts receivable, data entry, and medical claims.

Become prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Course Code: 1316 (Hybrid)  
Instructor: Terri Rush
Pinehurst Campus, 203 Van Dusen Hall        
Jan. 10-May 4

Mondays (classroom) and Wednesdays (online)       6-9 pm

Course Code: 1317 (Hybrid)  
Instructor: Rachel Hall
Sandhills Hoke Center, 109 Johnson Hall      
Jan. 18-May 5

Tuesdays (online) and Thursdays (classroom)           6-9 pm

Course Code: 1318 (Online)  
Instructor: Terri Rush
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5        6-9 pm

Pharmacy Technician

Traditional and Online Class Formats
$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: 1319 (Traditional)
Instructor: Mia Bickel                   
Pinehurst Campus, 204 Van Dusen Hall        
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5        6-9:30 pm

Course Code: 1320 (Online)  
Instructor: Ashley Rivera
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5        6-9:30 pm

Phlebotomy Technician and Clinical Rotation

Hybrid Class Format
$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.

ENG 111, 112, or Work Keys Workplace Documents test, current immunizations, and signed memo of understanding are required for registration.

Email: perrys@sandhills.edu for a complete list of program requirements and registration approval.

Drug screening and background check are required before attending clinical.

Course Code: 1322                 
Instructor: Lavita Crichlow
Pinehurst Campus, 104 Van Dusen Hall        
Jan. 13-May 5

Tuesdays (online)                    6-9:30 pm
Thursdays (classroom)                       6-9:30 pm
Clinicals Mondays-Fridays      8 am-4:30 pm
One Saturday class                 9 am-2 pm

Course Code: 1323                 
Instructor: Rachel Hall, CPT
Sandhills Hoke Center, 109 Johnson Hall      
Jan. 12-May 9

Mondays (online)                    6-9:30 pm
Wednesdays (classroom)        6-9:30 pm
Clinicals Mondays-Fridays      8 am-4:30 pm
Two Saturday classes              9 am-1 pm