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Health Care Course Schedule

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Nurse Aide I – Hybrid

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160227*FULL*Nurse Aide I
Clinical
1/6-4/13
3/16-4/6
Sa
Sa,Su
8a-5p
6:45a-3:15p
$213 + book/feesGS 115
160230*FULL*Nurse Aide I
Clinical
1/17-4/18
3/28-4/11
W,Th
W,Th
6p-10p
2:45p-11:15p
$213 + book/feesGS 115
TBA
Summer 2024
160305
Nurse Aide I
Clinical
5/4– 8/10
7/20 – 8/3
Sa
Sa,Su
8a-5p
6:45a-3:15p
$213 + book/feesGS 115
TBA
160303
Nurse Aide I
Clinical
5/1– 8/7
7/17 – 7/31
W,Th
W,Th
6p-10p
2:45p-11:15p
$213 + book/feesGS 115
TBA

NOTE: This class is a hybrid class. Lecture portion will be completed online. Students will be divided into lab groups consisting of less than 9 per group to promote social distancing. Lab times are assigned on one of the scheduled class days. Clinical times may change or vary due to hospital availability.

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Nurse Aide I – Traditional (Face-to-Face)

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160228*FULL*Nurse Aide I
Clinical
1/8-4/22
3/26-4/15
M,T
M,T
6p-10p
2:45p-11:15p
$213 + book/feesGS 303
TBA
160229*FULL*Nurse Aide I
Clinical
1/10-4/18
3/27-4/11
W,Th
W,Th
8a-12p
6:45a-3:15p
$213 + book/feesGS 115
TBA
Summer 2024
160301
Nurse Aide I
Clinical
4/29-8/13
7/22-8/6
M,T
M,T
6p-10p
2:45p-11:15p
$213 + book/feesGS 303
TBA
160302Nurse Aide I
Clinical
5/1-8/14
7/18-8/7
W,Th
W,Th
8a-12p
6:45a-3:15p
$213 + book/feesGS 115
TBA

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Nurse Aide I Refresher

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160233NA I Refresher2/7-3/7W,Th1p-5p$135 + book/feesGS 115
Summer 2024
160309NA I Refresher5/29-6/27W,Th1p-5p$135 + book/feesGS 115

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Nurse Aide II – Traditional

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160231Nurse Aide II
Clinical
1/8-4/15
3/11-4/9
M,T
M,T
8a-12:30p
6:45a-3:15p
$215 + book/feesGS 115
VIDANT
Summer 2024
160306Nurse Aide II
Clinical
5/6-8/12
7/8-8/6
M,T
M,T
8a-12:30p
6:45a-3:15p
$215 + book/feesGS 115
VIDANT
160308Nurse Aide II
Clinical
5/6-8/12
7/8-8/6
M,T
M,T
5:30p-10p
2:45p-11:15p
$215 + book/feesGS 303
VIDANT

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Nurse Aide II Competency Testing

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160247NA II Competency Testing1/22-1/23M,T1p-5p/8a-12p$80 + kitGS 115
160248NA II Competency Testing3/11-3/12M,T1p-5p/8a-12p$80 + kitGS 115
160925NA II Competency Testing5/20-5/21M,T1p-5p/8a-12p$80 + kitGS 115
Summer 2024
160923NA II Competency Testing7/15-7/16M,T1p-5p/8a-12p$80 + kitGS 115

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NOTE: Students are only allowed two attempts at the NA II Competency Testing course. If you are unsuccessful at the two attempts, you will be required by PCC to take the full NA II program for recertification. Each attempt must be paid separately.

Pharmacy Technician Training

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160244Pharmacy Tech Training1/17-4/12onlineonline$190 + bookonline
Summer 2024
160320Pharmacy Tech Training5/13-8/14onlineonline$190 + bookonline

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Cardiovascular Monitor Technician (formerly EKG)

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160246Cardiovascular Monitor Tech2/2-4/4onlineonline$205 + bookonline
Summer 2024
160321Cardiovascular Monitor Tech5/2-7/23onlineonline$205 + bookonline

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NOTE: Textbook for this class (KISS EKG: Keeping It Super Simple EKG) is available for $100 on Kindle (Free with Kindle membership) or the paperback may be purchased for $120 through Amazon.

Phlebotomy (Experience)

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160243Phlebotomy (Experience)
Clinical Phlebotomy
1/22-5/22
varies
M,T,Th
M-F
6p-10p
8a-5p
$215 + bookGS 404/online
Summer 2024
160391Phlebotomy (Experience)
Clinical Phlebotomy
7/15-11/18
varies
M,T,Th
M-F
6p-10p
8a-5p
$215 + bookGS 404/online

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NOTE: This class is a hybrid class. The didactic portion (online portion) will be held online on Tuesdays. Lab times are assigned for Mondays and Wednesdays (face-to-face). Clinical times will vary. Spring class clinicals must be completed by 5/19/23. Summer class clinicals must be completed by 11/13/23.

Medication Aide

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160234
Medication Aide2/14-2/29W,Th5p-9p$80 + bookGS 303
Summer 2024
160310
Medication Aide6/5-6/20W,Th1p-5p$80 + bookGS 303

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Med Tech

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160250Med Tech2/14-2/29W,Th6p-10p$80 + testing feeGS 303
Summer 2024
160922Med Tech7/10-7/25W,Th6p-10p$80 + testing feeGS 303

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Sterile Compounding for Pharmacy Technicians (Pharmacy)

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160245Sterile Compounding for Pharmacy Technicians (Pharmacy) 1/16-4/23online/
Tu(F2F)
online/
6-10p
$190 + bookonline/
WMS 204
Summer 2024
160924Sterile Compounding for Pharmacy Technicians (Pharmacy) 4/30-8/13online/
Tu(F2F)
online/
6-10p
$190 + bookonline/
WMS 204

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BLS (Basic Life Support) Healthcare Provider

ID#CourseDatesDaysTimeCostLocation
Spring 2024
160235BLS Provider1/19F8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160236BLS Provider1/20Sa8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160237BLS Provider2/16F8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160238BLS Provider2/17Sa8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160239BLS Provider3/15F8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160240BLS Provider3/16Sa8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160241BLS Provider4/26F8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160242BLS Provider4/27Sa8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160311BLS Provider5/17F8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160312BLS Provider5/18Sa8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
Summer 2024
160313BLS Provider6/21F8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160314BLS Provider6/22Sa8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160315BLS Provider7/19F8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160316BLS Provider7/20Sa8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160317BLS Provider8/9F8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404
160318BLS Provider8/10Sa8:30a-3:30p$80 + book/maskGS 404

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Course Descriptions

Nurse Aide I

Would you like to learn how to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills. Our NA I program includes classroom, lab, and clinical learning experiences. If you desire to enroll in this class, you must meet admission requirements. At the end of the course, a successful graduate will receive a certificate of course completion and assistance with application process for the Credentia/Pearson Vue NC State Testing (testing fee is $140, paid via www.pearsonvue.com). We are offering a hybrid class and a traditional class. Lecture portion for the hybrid class will be completed online. Students will be divided into lab groups consisting of less than 9 per group to promote social distancing. Lab times are assigned on one of the scheduled class days. 132 hours. Cost: $213, Books: approximately $48.

Nurse Aide II

Pre-requisite:  Nurse Aide I.  The Nurse Aide II hybrid course prepares graduates to perform advanced nursing procedures. It includes 80 hours classroom/lab and 80 hours clinical learning experiences. Students desiring to enroll in this class must meet admission requirements, be CPR certified through an American Heart Association approved CPR course, and have a current listing as a NAI with the Division of Health Services Regulations in Raleigh. Upon successful completion, the NAII graduate will be listed with the NC Board of Nursing with employment opportunities at the hospital, Doctor’s office, and home health levels. At the end of the course, the successful graduate will submit a Board of Nursing Test Fee of $24. 160 hours. Cost: $215. Books: approximately $175. NA II Supply Kit: $105.

Nurse Aide I Clinical

This applies the skills learned in class/lab in a long term care or skilled nursing facility (nursing home). 48 hours.

Nurse Aide II Clinical

88 hours.

Nurse Aide Refresher I

Pre-requisite:  Must be previously listed as a NAI.  This course offers a Refresher on Nurse Aide I materials and skills.  The student is eligible if NAI has expired (no more than 5 years of expiration) or certified in another state and desires certification in NC.  A photo ID copy is needed and verification of Social Security Card.  Both photo ID and SS card must match for NACES Testing. 40 hours. Cost: $135. Books: approximately $50. Credentia/Pearson Vue State Testing fee is $140, paid via www.pearsonvue.com.

Nurse Aide II Competency Testing

This course is designed to provide the student an opportunity to demonstrate competency skills required by the NC Board of Nursing to practice as a NA II. Students who have been off the NA II registry 24 months or less are eligible to take this test. The student must be active on the NA I registry and have been listed on the NA II registry. Students successfully demonstrating all required skills will be referred to the Board of Nursing for re-listing on the NA II registry. Note: Students are only allowed two attempts at the NA II Competency Testing course. If you are unsuccessful at the two attempts, you will be required by PCC to take the full NA II program for recertification. Each attempt must be paid separately. 8 hours. Cost: $80; NA II Supply Kit: $90.

Medication Aide

Do you want to become qualified as a Medication Aide? This course will cover the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel including: medication administration via the oral, topical and instillation routes; medical asepsis; hand hygiene; terminology; and legal implications. Upon completion, you should be able to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the NC Medication Aide Registry. You must be a Nurse Aide I to work as a Medication Aide in a Skilled Nursing Facility. 24 hours. Cost: $80; book is approximately $35. Medication Aide Testing Fee: $59.

Med Tech

The Medication Technician for Adult Care Homes course is a 24-hour training program developed to meet the requirements mandated by NC legislation to train unlicensed staff who will be administering medications to residents in North Carolina Adult Care Home environments (i.e. Assisted Living Facilities, Group homes). Following successful completion of the class, the student will be prepared to take the written state medication exam for unlicensed staff in an adult care home which is administered by the NC Division of Health Services Regulation. There is a $25.00 testing fee. 24 hours. Class $80.

BLS (Basic Life Support) Healthcare Provider

BLS Provider is a basic life support course including relief of foreign body airway obstruction, 1 and 2 rescuers CPR in infant, child, and adult, and use of automated external defibrillators in adult and child. 6 hours. Cost: $80, Book (AHA-Health Care Provider) & Face Mask approximately $35 (+tax) at PCC bookstore, and both are required. 

NOTE: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Cardiovascular Monitor Technician (formerly EKG)

The Cardiovascular Monitor Technician Program focuses on Acute and Critical Care Heart Monitoring and reflects the latest knowledge in the Cardiac field. It begins by covering all the basics of arrhythmia interpretation and covers cardiac anatomy and physiology and clinical interpretation of the electrocardiography and pacemaker rhythms. This program may be taken by a student with either no EKG training or by a student who previously had basic EKG training interpretation. Employment is usually at the hospital level, in an Acute or Critical Care area of the hospital setting. Class is an online course through ConEd Moodle. 128 hours. Cost: $205, Book: approximately $71.

Phlebotomy (Experience)

Phlebotomy training prepares you to draw blood specimens from patients for the purpose of testing and analyzing blood. A phlebotomist’s job includes maintenance of equipment used in obtaining blood specimen; the use of appropriate communication skills when working with patients; the selection of venipuncture sites; the care of blood specimen; and the entry of the testing process into the computer, as well as clerical duties associated with record keeping of the blood tests. The course consists of theory and clinical experiences in performing blood collections. You must be a high school graduate or have your High School Equivalency, have or be scheduled to take Healthcare Provider CPR, and meet immunization requirements. Forty hours of clinical rotation is required for each student to complete the program. This class is a hybrid class. Didactic portion will be held online on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students will be divided into lab groups of no more than 8 students per group to promote social distancing. Lab times are assigned on one of the scheduled class days. Clinical times and locations will be designated by instructor and may vary in dates and time. Spring/Summer class clinicals must be completed by 5/10/21. Summer/Fall class clinicals must be completed by 11/8/21. 232 hours. Cost: $215. Book: approximately $80.

Pharmacy Technician Training

Learn the basic knowledge and skills required to work as a technician in a pharmacy. This course includes basic math, compounding, drug calculations, drug classifications, drug distributions, basic terminology, and an overview for the PTCB certification exam. At the end of the course you will be prepared to sit for the PTCB certification exam. Pharmacy technicians who are certified are being employed in traditional as well as innovative practice models across the nation. Employing CPhTs allows pharmacies to expand services and enhance patient care, and gives pharmacists more time to spend with patients, providing drug information, answering questions, and promoting compliance with medication regimens. Certification provides the public and pharmacists with greater confidence in their pharmacies. In order to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), you must have completed high school or have your high school equivalency and you must have no felony convictions. PTCE candidates must also have never been convicted of a pharmacy or drug-related misdemeanor. Class is an online course through ConEd Moodle. 140 hours. Cost: $190, Book: approximately $195.

Sterile Compounding for Pharmacy Technicians (Pharmacy)

Many pharmacy technicians are responsible for sterile compounding, the preparation of medications in a sterile environment to prevent contamination. Sterile compounding is a complex specialty that allows pharmacy technicians to work in an advanced role. In general, a sterile compounding role involves creating IV infusions in a clean room setting using an aseptic technique, a process that allows the end medication to be sterile enough for injection into the patient. These roles require absolute precision and a strong attention to detail as small mistakes can have devastating consequences.
Sterile compounding roles require in-depth knowledge of the various state, federal, and non-governmental guidelines that regulate the practice. Some of the most important regulations are those created by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), a scientific nonprofit organization. These regulations are categorized into three main sections, based on the type of compounding done. They are USP <795> for nonsterile compounding, USP <797> for sterile compounding, and USP 800, for hazardous compounding. Becoming a Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician® (CSPT®) demonstrates a CPhT’s knowledge and skill as a specialized pharmacy technician, as well as their commitment to the role they play in ensuring medication safety. Earning the CSPT Certification, provides the opportunity to be recognized by your employer and colleagues for successfully meeting PTCB’s rigorous requirements for this advanced credential. Pharmacy technicians who are certified are being employed in traditional as well as innovative practice models across the nation. These practice settings could include but are not limited to hospitals, infusion centers, compounding facilities, and more. Students sitting for the Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician® (CSPT®)- must be an active PTCB CPhT in good standing and satisfy PTCB’s education and/or work criteria. CSPT candidates must have no convictions of pharmacy or drug-related misdemeanors. The course will be a hybrid course that includes asynchronous online learning and one face-to-face lab day on Tuesdays from 6p-10p. Cost: $190.00, plus book cost, class is an online course on ConED Moodle.