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. 



For CPR classes Contact:  

Denise Cameron, Senior Director of Workforce Continuing Education Public Safety Programs
(910) 695-3944 

For other Healthcare courses Contact: 

Marta Braun-Kane, Director of Allied Health Career Training, Continuing Education
(910) 695-3987 


Course Offerings: 

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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 additional information, contact Jenny Troyer at 910.695.3926 or

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Legal Nurse Consultant

Use your nursing background to help attorneys with medical cases and claims. This course provides a foundation in different areas of law to help you understand how to assist attorneys in all phases of civil and criminal litigation and step-by-step instructions for setting up your own nurse consulting practice. For additional information, contact Jenny Troyer at 910.695.3926 or

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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). 

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Medical Assisting Part 1

Medical Assisting Program Overview

Become a Medical Assistant in this eleven-month three-part program. Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals. Contact Marta Braun-Kane at for program requirements.

Class offering coming soon!


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.

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Medical Coding

Medical Coding Pre-requisite: Medical Terminology + A&P

Designed 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. Contact Marta Braun-Kane at for program requirements.

Medical Transcription

Learn how to transcribe the most common medical reports used in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This course contains grammar review, as well as important clinical knowledge of major disease processes that are essential to enhancing your skills as a medical documentation specialist. For additional information, contact Jenny Troyer at 910.695.3926 or

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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. 

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Spanish for Medical Professionals

Prepare for any situation by bridging the communication gap between you, your patients, and worried family members. This course provides knowledge of basic medical phrases to help you better communicate with the Spanish-speaking community. For additional information, contact Jenny Troyer at 910.695.3926 or

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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. Contact Marta Braun-Kane at for program requirements and enrollment approval.

CEU: 16.0 

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.

Who is eligible to register?  Eligible individuals are those who have been or are currently listed on the Nurse Aide I Registry, have successfully completed a state approved training program, or hold a state recognized health care credential from any state. 

Individuals must have not been off the registry for no more than 4 years. Military personnel who have had medical/corpsman training may also enroll.  

Contact Marta  Braun-Kane at for more information and enrollment approval. Bring lunch and hydration. 
Class offering coming soon!

Pharmacy Technician

Prerequisite: WorkKeys Math Level 3.
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.

Contact Mara Braun-Kane at for enrollment approval.

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.

Contact Marta Braun-Kane at for registration requirements and enrollment approval.