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Healthcare Classes to Begin Soon at the Hoke Center

Nurse aid assists person in a wheelchair.Begin training for your career in healthcare through Sandhills Community College’s Continuing Education Career Training division. These classes are just a few offered and are ideal for someone who is unemployed, or wish to change jobs and needs to learn a new skill or train in fast order.

Healthcare Occupations

In “Community Health Worker” 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.

Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5 from 6-9 p.m., the online class “Community Health Worker” will cost $185. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

In “EKG Technician,” students will 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.

Held on Tuesdays (classroom), and Thursdays (online), Jan. 18-May 5 from 6-9 p.m., “EKG Technician” will cost $185 plus the cost of text. An online class will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5 from 6-9 p.m. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

In the hybrid class “Nurse Aide Level 1 Fast Track,” students will 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.

Held on Mondays-Thursdays, Jan. 10-March 3, lab will take place 7:30-1 p.m.., and clinical will take place from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. “Nurse Aide Level 1 Fast Track” will cost $205.50 plus the cost of the course pack. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

In “Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA),” students will learn patient registration, telephone, scheduling, medical records, accounts receivable, data entry, and medical claims. Students will become prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Held Tuesdays (online), and Thursdays (classroom) from 6-9 p.m., the hybrid class “Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)” will cost $255 plus the cost of text. Another class will be offered online, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 18-May 5 from 6-9 p.m. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

In “Pharmacy Technician,” students will 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.

Held Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 10-May 9 from 6-9:30 p.m., “Pharmacy Technician” will cost $185 plus the cost of text. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

In “Phlebotomy Technician and Clinical Rotation,” students will 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.

Held Mondays (online), and Wednesdays (classroom), from 6-9:30 p.m., with clinicals Mondays-Fridays 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with two Saturday classes from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 12-May 9, the hybrid class “Phlebotomy Technician and Clinical Rotation” will cost $205.50 plus the cost of text. Financial aid and scholarships are available for this class. Visit sandhills.edu/available-funds-for-your-training for information and to apply.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registrations must be made two days before class starts.

Spring Semester

Curriculum classes will begin on January 10. In addition to the traditional 16-week semester, there will be two eight-week sessions, one beginning January 10 and the second March 14. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions. Continuing Education classes begin throughout the semester.

New students to Sandhills who wish to take curriculum (college credit) classes will be awarded one free class for the spring semester. This a $311 value.

A free health care plan will also be provided to all curriculum students. This is a $120 value. Students are to submit their application form through E-Forms (Student-Care-on-the-Go form). This special offer is not available to CCP students.

For all information about spring semester, go to www.sandhills.edu/spring22.

CCP Classes for High School Students

Local high school students can take classes at SCC when a junior and senior. Those successfully completing four CCP classes qualify for the Sandhills Promise. This program offers two full years of classes immediately following high school graduation at no cost. For all information, go to: www.sandhills.edu/admissions/sandhills-promise.

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