If you missed the deadline to enroll for college classes at Piedmont Community College for Spring 2016, it’s not too late! PCC will offer several “late start” courses this Spring beginning March 10. Each course is designed as an accelerated eight-week session and will run through mid-May. PCC Class

Classes offered this semester on the Person County Campus include:
• Admin Office Procedures II: A Medical Assisting course that provides medical office procedures in both economic and management skills. Topics include physical plant maintenance, equipment and supplies, liability coverage, medical economics, and introductory insurance procedures.

• CPC Certification: An Office Systems Technology course that prepares students to sit for the American Association of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam. Topics include diagnostic and procedural coding.

• Development Math Shell (several offerings): Development Math course offers a customized learning experience for each student.

• Fundamentals of Computing: This Information Systems course covers fundamental functions and operations of the computer. Topics include identification of components, overview of operating systems, and other basic computer operations.

• Gunsmithing I, III, IV, IV, and V: The Gunsmithing curriculum provides students with the required skills needed to refurbish metal and wood as applicable to firearms, to diagnose malfunctions for repair, and to accomplish more complex custom gunsmithing tasks. Course work includes manufacturing of tools used in the gunsmithing trade, restoration of firearms, stock making, barrel work, repair work, and custom work. The student will accomplish this work by performing actual gunsmithing tasks in a “hands-on” environment.

• Holistic Health Concepts: A course in the Nursing program that further develops the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, inflammation, sensory perception, stress/coping, mood/affect, cognition, self, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, and safety.

• Integrated Reading/Writing III (several offerings): This course teaches integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts.

• Nurse Aide II: Placing an emphasis on the role of the Nurse Aide II, sterile technique and specific tasks such as urinary catheterization, wound care, respiratory procedures, ostomy care, peripheral IV assistive activities, and alternative feeding methods, this course prepares students for nurse aide certification.

• Phlebotomy Practicum: This practicum course provides supervised experience in the performance of venipuncture and microcollection techniques in a clinical facility. Emphasis is placed on patient interaction and application of universal precautions, proper collection techniques, special procedures, specimen handling, and data management.

• Substance Abuse Overview: Providing an overview of the core concepts in substance abuse and dependence, this course covers topics such as: history of drug use/abuse, effects on societal members, treatment of addiction, and preventive measures.

Classes offered this semester on the Caswell County Campus include:
• Development Math Shell: Development Math course offers a customized learning experience for each student.

• Integrated Reading/Writing II and III: This course teaches integrated and contextualized reading and writing skills and strategies. Topics include reading and writing processes, critical thinking strategies, and recognition and composition of well-developed, coherent, and unified texts.

• Orientation to Helath Careers: This course includes topics such as: professional duties and responsibilities, working environments, and career choices.

• Phlebotomy Technology: Students will learn the skills needed for proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing during in this course. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection.

Limited space is available in several of the classes. To register or for additional information, visit the Student Development Office in Building E on the Person County Campus or call (336) 322-2159 or on the Caswell County Campus in Building K, Room 122 or by phone at (336) 695-5707, ext. 226. Additional information also available at https://webadvisor.piedmontcc.edu/.

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