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), Central Sterile Processing, and Pharmacy Technician. 

 

Contacts: 

For Medical Assisting Contact:  

Melinda Morgan, Instructor/Director of Medical Assistant Program 
910.695.3974 
morganm@sandhills.edu 

For other Healthcare courses Contact: 

Sandy Perry, Director of Healthcare 
910.695.3974 
perrys@sandhills.edu 

 

Course Offerings: 

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 Melinda Morgan at morganm@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
2303 

Hybrid 

Monday-Thursday 

Jan. 23-May 17  8:30 am-3 pm  Kayla Clark  107 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 

Format 

Class Days 

Dates 

Time 

Instructor 

Location 

Cost 

1309 

Traditional 

Mondays & Wednesdays 

Jan 9- May 3 

6-9 pm 

Will Martindale 

201 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 

1224 

Sunday 

Jan. 29 

 

8:30 am-12:30 pm 

 

1052 Foundation Hall Pinehurst Campus 

 

$50 + $5 card fee 

1725 

Saturday 

Feb. 18 

1726 

Saturday 

Mar. 18 

1727 

Saturday 

Apr. 15 

 

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 

1306 

Hybrid 

Mondays (classroom) Wednesdays (online) 

Jan 9-May 3 

6-9 pm 

Ann Addor 

129 Blue Hall,  

Pinehurst Campus 

$187.50 + text 

1308 

Online w/Zoom & Lab 

Tuesdays (Zoom) 

 Thursdays (online) 

Zoom sessions will move to Thursdays the month of April 

Jan. 17-May 4 

In person Lab April 4, 11, 18 & 25 

6-9 pm Tue. Zoom session 

 

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 

1316 

Hybrid 

Mondays (classroom) 

Wednesdays (online) 

Jan. 9-May 3 

6-9 pm 

Terri Rush 

203 Van Dusen Hall 

Pinehurst Campus 

$265.50 + text 

1318 

Online w/zoom  

Tuesdays (Zoom)  

Thursdays (online) 

Jan. 10-Apr. 27 

6-9 pm  

Terri Rush 

Online 

 

Medical Terminology + A&P 

This is the Pre-requisite for Medical Coding.   

 Introduction to the study of medical words and terms. Learn basic human anatomy and physiology for all body systems, laboratory medicine, pharmacology, elements of medical terms and names of major diseases, including terms used in physical exams, operative procedures, and diagnosis.

CEU: 11.2 

Code 

Format 

Dates 

Time 

Instructor 

Cost 

1324 

Online 

January 17-Apr. 21 

Approx. 8hrs. per week 

TBD 

$185.00 + texts 

 

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 

1315 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 

April 1, 19 & 20

8 am-4:30 pm 

Jenell Powell 

129 Upchurch Hall, Hoke Campus 

$75 + text 

 

Medical Coding

Medical Coding Pre-requisite: Medical Terminology + A&PDesigned to provide students with the skills necessary to face the challenges associated with a medical coding career. Obtain the right combination of skills and abilities needed to advance in the various coding positions that are available. The focus of this class is learning the coding rules for the CPT, ICD-10-CM, and Level II (HCPCS) coding systems and then applying the rules to code patient services. In addition, a variety of payment systems is presented. The medical topics of Medicare fraud, HMOs, and QIOs are also reviewed.

CEU: 11.2

Code 

Format 

Dates 

Time 

Instructor 

Cost 

2325

Online 

April 24-July 28

Approximately 8 hours per week

TBD

$185.00 + 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 

1327 

Online w/Zoom 

Tuesdays  

 Thursdays 

Jan. 10- Apr. 27 

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 

Instructor 

Location 

Mandatory Orientation 

Cost 

1310 

Traditional 

Mondays & Tuesdays 

Jan. 9 - 

May 9 

Class & Lab:  

2-7 pm 

Clinical: 3-8 pm 

Margaret Dousharm 

129 Upchurch Hall, Hoke Campus 

Zoom Orientation 

Jan. 6 

9am-Noon 

 

Jan. 6 

2-5pm 

 

Or 

 

Jan. 7 

9am-Noon 

$205.50 + text 

1311 

Hybrid 

Wednesdays & Thursdays 

Jan 11- 

May 4 

Class & Lab: 7:30am-1:15 pm 

Clinical: 7:30am-1:15 pm  

1312 

Traditional 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 

Jan. 9- 

May 9 

Class & Lab: 8:30 am-2 pm 

Clinical: 7:30 am-1:30 pm 

Dorothy McFadden 

153 Kennedy 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 

1314 

Traditional 

Thursday- Friday,  

Wednesday- Friday 

April 6, 7, 12 - 14 

8am-5pm 

Jenell Powell 

153 Kennedy 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 

1320 

Online 

Tuesdays (Zoom) 

Thursdays (online) 

Jan. 10-Apr. 27 

6-9:30 pm 

Ashley Rivera 

Online 

$187.50 + text 

 

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 

1322 

Hybrid 

Tuesdays (online) Thursdays (classroom) 

Jan. 12-May 4  

Class: 6-9:30 pm 

Clinical: M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm 

One Saturday class: Feb. 11; 9 am-2 pm 

Lavita Crichlow 

129 Blue Hall 

Pinehurst Campus 

205.50 + texts 

1323 

Traditional 

Mondays  

Wednesdays  

Jan. 9-May 3 

Class: 6-9:30 pm 

Clinical: M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm 

Two Saturday classes: Feb. 11 & Mar. 11 

9 am-1 pm 

Rachel Hall 

109 Johnson Hall, Hoke Campus