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SCC Offers Quick Training for Healthcare Careers

The need for healthcare workers locally is greater now than ever before. Exceptional training in many specialties can be obtained quickly through the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education department. Classes beginning in August include Nurse Aide, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technician, plus many more. The college will also offer Medical Assisting and Medical Administrative Assisting classes.

In “Central Sterile Processing,” students will learn to apply the principles of sterilization and disinfection in the workplace and 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. Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Dec. 8 from 6-9 p.m., this class will cost $187.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

“CPR for Healthcare Providers” is geared towards 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. This class is open to all who are interested. Held Saturday, August 20, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., this class will cost $50 plus a $5 card fee. An additional class will be offered on Saturday, September 10, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

In “EKG Technician,” students will learn the required skills to become a Certified Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG) with ASPT. Study 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. This class is held Mondays (classroom) and Wednesdays (online), Aug. 22-Dec. 14 from 6-9 p.m. An online class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Dec. 8 from 6-9 p.m. This class will cost $187.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

Medical Administrative Assistants are valuable healthcare team members, handling a broad range of duties. In “Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)” students will learn patient registration, telephone, scheduling, medical records, accounts receivable, data entry, and medical claims. Students will prepare for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National Health Career Association (NHA).

“Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)” will be held Mondays (classroom) and Wednesdays (online), Aug. 22-Dec. 14 from 6-9 p.m. An online format will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Dec. 8 from 6-9 p.m. This class will cost is $265.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

“NC Community Health Worker” prepares students to become certified as a Community Health Worker (CHW) in North Carolina. Upon completing this training, students will be eligible to list as NC Certified Community Health Workers. Held online on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Dec. 8 from 6-9 p.m., this class will cost $185 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

“Nurse Aide Level 1” prepares students 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. Held Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug 15-Dec. 12, with class & lab from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and clinical from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., this class will cost $205.50 plus the cost of text. There is a mandatory orientation for this class on Aug. 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Scholarships are available for this class.

“Medical Assisting Part 1” is an eleven-month three-part program for students to prepare for a career in Medical Assisting. 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. Held Monday-Thursday, Aug. 16-Dec. 14 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., this class will cost $187.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

“Pharmacy Technician” prepares students 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.

“Pharmacy Technician” will be held Mondays and Wednesdays (classroom) and Tuesdays (online), Aug. 22-Dec. 14, classroom 2:15-4:45 p.m. and Tuesdays online from 2:30-4:30 p.m. An online class will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 18-Dec. 8, from 6-9:30 p.m. This class will cost $187.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

In “Phlebotomy Technician,” 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 WorkKeys Workplace Documents test, current immunizations, and a signed memo of understanding are required for registration. For the complete list of program requirements, email perrys@sandhills.edu. Held Tuesdays (online) and Thursdays (classroom), Aug. 18-Dec. 13, classroom from 6-9:30 p.m., and clinical M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and one Saturday class 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This class will cost $205.50 plus the cost of text. Scholarships are available for this class.

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 Thursdays and 8 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registration must be made two days before class starts.

Fall Semester

A fall semester SCC flightPath publication has been mailed to all Moore and Hoke County homes and posted to the college’s website. It contains information about all curriculum programs and the Continuing Education classes set to begin August through December.

Continuing Education classes do not require an application and begin throughout the semester, with most of the skills and technical courses starting in August and September.

The 16-week curriculum/college credit semester and first eight-week session begin on August 15. The second eight-week session begins on October 12. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions.

Apply to attend SCC from the link at www.sandhills.edu and apply for financial aid if assistance is needed. To receive funds in hand to pay fall semester tuition, information should be submitted by July 14. After that date, applications will still be accepted, but completion by July 14 assures that the FAFSA will be processed in time.

CCP Classes for High School Students

Local high school students can take classes at SCC when a junior and senior. Those successfully completing the required number of CCP credits 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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