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Interested in a job in the health care field?

The WCC Workforce Continuing Education Allied Health program is designed to provide training for entry-level careers in the healthcare industry. A variety of courses are offered leading to certificates or certification, such as Nurse Aide I and Nurse Aide II, Phlebotomy, Medication Aide, Medical Coding and Billing, Health Unit Coordination/Office Assistant, Dialysis Technician, and specialized healthcare training. Seating is limited for some classes as dictated by state governing agencies.

Availability for the courses below can be found in the Course Schedule under “Health Occupations.”

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Financial assistance may be available!


PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Central Sterile Processing

This program will train you in the primary responsibilities of a central supply Sterile Processing Technician. The course will include sterilization, disinfection, preparation, storage and distribution of instruments, inventory management, quality assurance, and more, preparing students for work in a hospital sterile processing department and to take the CSPDT certification exam.

Some of the following prerequisites are required:

  • Attending a mandatory information session before registration
  • High School diploma, HSED, or copy of college transcript.
  • Affiliated agencies for clinical practice require students to complete a criminal background check, drug screen and vaccinations/tests.

Cost of classes: $180 and $.55 insurance

Dialysis Technician

This course is to prepare individuals with the theoretical, technical and clinical skills needed to maintain equipment and provide patient care to those being treated chronic kidney disease. Class formats include online/class lecture, lab, and clinical activities. Successful completion of this course will prepare individuals for employment as dialysis technicians in hospitals, renal/kidney dialysis facilities and clinics. After one year of work experience individuals are eligible to sit for national certification as a clinical Hemodialysis technician.

Some of the following prerequisites are required:

  • Attending a mandatory information session before registration
  • High School diploma, HSED, or copy of college transcript
  • Affiliated agencies for clinical practice require students to complete a criminal background check, drug screen and vaccinations/tests

Cost of classes: $180 and $.55 insurance

EKG Technician

This one semester program meets once a week to train students to become EKG technicians in health care facilities.

Health Unit Coordinator

This online course is designed to prepare a student for an entry-level position as a hospital unit secretary. Medical terminology, communication, maintaining records, reports and data entry is presented. Cost: $180

Medical Insurance/Coding

This program is a 16-week online course that leads to a certificate of completion and certification. The class is designed for those seeking experience in coding and billing for healthcare agencies. Prerequisites include: High school diploma or HSE or higher education diploma or transcript, high school students with GPA of 2.6 or higher, attend a mandatory information session prior to registration. Upon completion, students will be prepared to obtain a certificate as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) awarded by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) credentialing agency. Students must apply directly to the credentialing agency to obtain certification. Recommended online time is 20 – 30 hours/week.

Medication Aide

Classes are offered for those desiring to learn to give medications in skilled nursing facilities. Students may take the state exam to be listed on the Medication Aide Registry. Cost: $70

Nurse Aide Training

Nurse Aide I and Nurse Aide II courses introduce basic nursing assistant skills to provide personal care and some complex skills for patients, residents, or clients in a healthcare setting.

Some of the following prerequisites are required:

  • Attending a mandatory information session before registration.
  • High School diploma, HSED, or copy of college transcript.
  • Affiliated agencies for clinical practice require students to complete a criminal background check, drug screen and vaccinations/tests.

Cost of classes: $180 and $.55 insurance

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training (CPR) is provided (time permitting) by certified American Heart Association CPR instructors at a cost of $5 for the CPR card.

Refresher courses are available for Nurse Aide I and II applicants seeking recertification. Students must meet the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry (NCNAR) and North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) requirements prior to taking the refresher course.

Cost of Classes: minimum of $70 (for exact cost, refer to Fees and Insurance section.)

Pharmacy Technician

This program will train you on interpreting medication orders prescribed by physicians and nurse practitioners, filling orders, preparing mixtures, replenishing drugs, maintaining the patient profile records appropriately, and assisting with over-the-counter medication while adhering to standard procedures and laws. Upon completion, you may take the National Certification Exam. Cost: $180.

Phlebotomy Technician

This program prepares you to obtain blood and other specimens for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Course work includes proper specimen collection and handling, communication skills, and maintaining patient data. This is accomplished in a combination of classroom/lab classes and practice in a variety of clinical settings. Graduates may qualify for employment in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, and other health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians. The Phlebotomy Program is certified by the National Phlebotomy Association and testing is provided at Wayne Community College.

Prerequisites include:

  • High school diploma or HSE or higher education diploma or transcript
  • High school students with GPA of 2.6 or higher
  • Attend a mandatory information session prior to registration
  • High School diploma, HSED, or copy of college transcript
  • Affiliated agencies for clinical practice require students to complete a criminal background check, drug screen and vaccinations/tests

Cost of classes: $180 and $.55 insurance

ServSafe Food Safety Training

A required training program in the restaurant industry for managers. An 8-hour training program and testing are offered on alternate Saturdays.


Course Availability

Course availability can be found in the Course Schedule under “Health Occupations.”

View the Course Schedule

For More Information

Joyce Hamilton-Fleming, Interim Director Allied Health
jahamilton-fleming@waynecc.edu or (919) 739-6929

Terrie Wellington, Administrative Assistant to Allied Health
tjwynn@waynecc.edu or (919) 739-6935

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