Allied Health

Nurse1Through the WCC Continuing Education Allied Health Division, you can complete training towards a variety of entry level health care occupations including Nurse Aide I, Nurse Aide II, Medical Coding/Insurance, Medication Aide Training, Substance Abuse training,  and Health Unit Coordinator.

Interested in a job in the Health Care field?

Wayne Community College Continuing Education offers a variety of classes on the Main Campus.
WCC is dedicated to producing high quality, professional, knowledgeable, and sought out candidates for the healthcare field.
WCC has classes starting soon! Call Joyce Hamilton-Fleming, Allied Health Director at (919) 739-6929 today for more information.



Activity Directors work in Adult Care settings and apply therapeutic activity treatment modalities to produce desired outcomes for residents, facilitate group work, oversee principles and procedures for activity management, construct and implement service modes which meet the needs, abilities and personal goals of diversified clients. Individuals desiring to become an Activity Direct in a healthcare related seeking must complete a minimum of 60 hours basic course in an approved Activity Director course. A high school diploma or High School equivalency diploma is required to take the course.


Direct Care Workers work in various settings to provide care for individuals of all ages who have physical, mental, and developmental disabilities or a chronic illness. This is a 4-phase comprehensive training and competency program for direct care workers (DCWs) with a primary focus on individuals seeking to work in home and residential care settings.
The 4 phases include:
Phase I: job readiness skills, literacy, numeracy, keyboarding, and realistic job previewing;
Phase II – non-nurse aide – not listed on the Nurse Aide registry but may provide personal care to clients with limited assistance in home care and in other settings where the Nurse Aide I listing is not required., personal care tasks, an d soft skill development:
Phase III: expanded/enhanced Nurse Aide I content
Phase IV: advanced nurse aide training and soft skills focused on specific care environments such as home and adult care home settings.

Health Unit Coordinator

This course is designed to prepare a student for entry-level position as a hospital unit secretary. Medical terminology will be stressed as a basis for all other skills of communication, maintaining records, reports, charts, and data entry as well as basic medical law and ethics will be presented. This course prepares individuals to sit for the National Health Unit Coordinator exam.

Nurse Aide I

Requirements for Nurse Aide I

Prior to enrollment in the Nurse Aide I program, you must meet the following requirements:

1.  Attend a mandatory 30-minute information session prior to registration (click here for March Information Sessions).
2.  Must take the COMPASS test in reading comprehension prior to registration and score 50 or above or provide proof of completion of Reading 080, 090, or English 111.  Test scores greater than 3 years old are not accepted.
3.  Other requirements:

* Must have a Tuberculosis skin test current within the past year.
* Must have Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination records. (NOTE: If you were born before 1957 you do not have to provide these records.)
* Complete criminal background/drug screen prior to start of class.(NOTE: Must use designated laboratory only for tests and screens).

This course prepares students to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis is on the process of aging including mental, social, and physical needs of the elderly; patient’s rights; nutrition management; elimination procedures; safe environment; restorative services; personal and special care procedures and activities; human body structure and related common diseases/disorders; communication and documentation; death and dying and roles of the Nursing Aide and health team members.
Upon satisfactory completion of the course and a skills/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the NC State Exam to be placed on the NA I registry. NC State Exams are given through PearsonVUE. The Nursing Aide I class includes 174 +hours of classroom/lab instruction and clinical rotation.

Nurse Aide II

Requirements for Nurse Aide II

1.  Attend a mandatory 30-minute information session prior to registration (click here for March Information Sessions).
2.  Have active listing on Nurse Aide I Registry with North Carolina.
3.  Other Requirements:

* Must provide a copy Tuberculosis skin test current within the past year.
* Must provide documentation of Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination records. (NOTE: If you were born before 1957 you do not have to provide these records.)
* Complete criminal background/drug screen prior to start of class. (NOTE: Must use designated laboratory only for tests and screens)
* Provide a copy of High School Diploma or GED or transcript with date of graduation

medicalThis program prepares students to perform more complex skills for patients or residents. Emphasis is on infection control including principles of sterile technique and dressing changes for wounds over 48 hours; elimination procedures including catherizations, irrigations, and care of established ostomies; intravenous site care; observation and removal; oropharyngeal suctioning; established tracheostomy care; observation and maintenance of oxygen therapy; breaking/removing fecal impactions; enteral nutrition for existing infusions and roles of Nursing Aide II with members of health-care teams.
Upon satisfactory completion of the course and a skills/competency evaluation, graduates are eligible to apply for listing as a Nursing Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The Nursing Aide II class includes 80 hours of classroom/lab instruction and 80 hours of clinical rotation.

Nurse Aide Refresher

This course is a review of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to become re-certified as a nursing assistant. Upon successful completion of the course the student is eligible to make application for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination necessary for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. Persons who have not been off the Nurse Aide I registry more than four years qualify to take this course. Some persons with personal care aide experience may qualify to take this course, but need to provide documentation of recent employment with the program coordinator prior to registration.

Medical Billing/Coding Certificate Program

This program consists of two online courses that will lead to a certificate in billing and coding. The classes are designed for those seeking experience in coding and billing for healthcare agencies. Upon completion of required classes students will be awarded a certificate. Students must complete two online courses:  Medical Terminology w/ Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Billing and Coding w/legal issues. After completion of the program, students may be able to seek certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) awarded by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) credentialing agency. A CPC Exam Prep course or study guide may be helpful prior to testing for certification.  Visit the Medical Coding link below for additional information.

Medication Aide

This course is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified to be a Medication Aide in a skilled facility. The course covers the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will include medication administration via the oral, topical and instillation routes, medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implication. Upon completion, students should be able to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry. This certification does not qualify the person to work in an Adult Care Home nor a Group Home.  Listing on Nurse Aide I (NAI) registry is advised.


Food service workers who handle food must comply with the North Carolina Food Protection Standards. Certification classes and testing is required to obtain the ServSafe Certification. Basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross contamination, allergy time temperature, cleaning and sanitation is covered in the classes offered. Testing is done on-site by Servsafe approved proctors.


Call Today for Information

Nellie Pearsall, Allied Health Director – (919) 739-6929
Terrie Wynn, Administrative Assistant – (919) 739-6935