Are you interested in a healthcare career? Need funding to get started? Piedmont Community College (PCC) can help with a variety of short-term training courses available on the College’s Caswell County Campus in Yanceyville and Person County Campus in Roxboro. Scholarship opportunities are available for those in need.
Certified Nurse Aide I
PCC’s Nurse Aide I training will prepare you to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Competency Test for placement on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. Successful completion of the training and competency test will enable you to seek employment in the health care industry as a Certified Nurse Aide I.
Offered during the week and on Friday night/Saturday, the next Nurse Aide I classes are:
- January 6 – March 10, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on the Caswell County Campus
- January 11 – March 10, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on the Person County Campus
- January 15 – May 14, Friday, 5 – 9:15 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. on the Caswell County Campus
- January 15 – May 8, Friday, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the Person County Campus
- February 8 – April 9, Monday – Thursday, 1 – 5:15 p.m. on the Caswell County Campus
Certified Nurse Aide II
Gain advanced skills and prepare to become a certified Nurse Aide II with the upcoming classes:
- January 15 – May 15, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on the Caswell County Campus
- March 15 – May 12, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on the Person County Campus
Learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, including the electrical conduction system and how it affects heart function. This course also covers the cardiac cycle, common artifacts, and cardiac terminology. This program will prepare students for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) Exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The next course is:
- January 12 – April 29, Tuesday – Thursday, 4:30 – 7:15 p.m. as a hybrid course on the Caswell County Campus.
Future healthcare courses at PCC also include Medication Aide, Medication Tech, NA Refresher, Phlebotomy, and Pharmacy Technician. Online options for medical coding and medical administration are available each month, as well.
How to Register:
The registration fee for each program is under $200. Upon the successful completion of the course, a competency test fee of $120 or less is payable to the testing agency. To register:
- Online at https://www.piedmontcc.edu/programs-courses/programs-of-study/health-and-natural-science/. Simply select the program area and click “Register for classes here!” on the right-hand side;
- Call (336) 599-1181 (Person County Campus) or (336) 694-8080 (Caswell County Campus);
- Visit campus (Building E – Person County Campus or Building K – Caswell County Campus.
Required course textbooks are available at PCC’s Bookstore where you can shop in person on the Person County Campus or online at www.piedmontcc.edu/Bookstore. Other requirements include current results from Tuberculosis (TB) skin test and background check/drug screen (phlebotomy and pharmacy tech only).
How to get Scholarships:
You may qualify for funding from a variety of grants at PCC, including Project Skill-Up, State Employees Credit Union, Youth WOIA, Golden Leaf, or Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER). Talk to your advisor when registering or complete the applications available at www.piedmontcc.edu/scholarships. Contact Sandy.Parker@piedmontcc.edu with any questions.
Photo: Cardiovascular Technician Students at PCC