Health Careers Training Starting in August

July 26, 2018

Several Wayne Community College courses that prepare students for careers in health care will begin in August.

Medical Billing and Coding is an online course that is taught in two parts across the fall semester. It leads to a certificate from the college and the opportunity to seek certification as a Certified Professional Coder from the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Part I introduces medical terminology and anatomy and physiology. It also teaches the fundamentals of medical coding, billing, and insurance. Part II covers health insurance and selecting appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes, as well as legal, moral, and ethical issues.

An Activity Director course that provides the qualifications necessary to work as an activity director in a healthcare-related setting will be taught this fall. It includes 60 hours of classroom instruction and 30 hours of clinical experience in an approved skilled nursing facility.

Also offered will be Nurse Aide II. It gives students who have completed Nurse Aide I more complex skills for working with patients or residents of skilled nursing facilities. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, graduates are eligible to apply for listing as a Nursing Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. This course includes 80 hours of classroom and lab instruction and 80 hours of clinical rotation. Interested persons should contact WCC Workforce Continuing Education for prerequisites.

A Nurse Aide I Pre-Exam Skills Lab will be held. This course is a four-hour review for students preparing for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam for nurse aide certification.

The registration fee for each of these courses is $180 except the Skills Lab, which costs $20.

All of these courses are provided by the college’s Workforce Continuing Education Division.

For more information and to register, contact Elizabeth Curry at (919) 739-6929 or eacurry@waynecc.edu or Terrie Wynn at (919) 739-6935 or tjwynn@waynecc.edu.

Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves around 12,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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