Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) Health Sciences and Human Services Department offers several semester long programs, including
• Associate Degree Nursing
• Medical Assisting
• Human Services Technology
• Human Services Technology-Gerontology
• Healthcare Management Technology
• Nurse Aide (Certified Nurse Aide I and II)
• Medical Coding
These courses offer challenging and rewarding experiences, as well as wonderful career opportunities. PCC graduates seek employment locally in Person and Caswell counties, as well as in the surrounding healthcare areas, especially in Durham and Chapel Hill. For additional information on these curriculum programs, contact Alisa L. Montgomery, Dean, Health Sciences and Human Services, at (336) 322-2213 or Alisa.Montgomery@piedmontcc.edu.
In addition, PCC offers short-term healthcare training options with the following programs beginning in January:
Day, Evening, and Weekend Nurse Aide I
Nurse Aide I will be offered in numerous formats on both the Person and Caswell County campuses beginning January 7. Call Alisa at (336) 322-2213 in Person County and Bonnie at (336) 694-8064 in Caswell County.
Learn how to properly prepare and administer medications in adult care homes such as assisted living facilities, group homes, and home health care agencies with the Med Tech course offered on PCC’s Caswell County Campus beginning January 7. Call Bonnie at (336) 694-8064 to register.
PCC’s Phlebotomy course provides theory and clinical experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing, preparing you for the national certification exam. The next class begins January 8 in Person County (call Jeanette at (336) 322-2156) and January 29 in Caswell County (call Bonnie at (336) 694-8064).
Healthcare Providers CPR training at PCC
The American Heart Association course on Basic Life Support (CPR) for the healthcare provider will be offered on Friday, January 25 at:
• PCC’s Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center, located at 105 North Main Street in Roxboro, from 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. To register, call (336) 599-0032.
• PCC’s Public Safety Training Center, located at 337 Wall Street in Yanceyville, from 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. To register, call (336) 694-8064.
Additional information is available at www.piedmontcc.edu/alliedhealth.
The College also offers online options through Career Step that begins the fourth Thursday of every month. Additional information about these completely online courses can viewed at www.piedmontcc.edu/careerstep and include:
Professional Medical Coding and Billing
Learn how to translate medical records into standardized codes to bill patients and third-party payers, such as insurance companies and Medicare.
Medical Transcription Editor
Designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills of both a medical transcriptionist and a medical transcriptionist editor, thus making your skills more marketable after successful completion.
Medical Administrative Assistant with Electronic Health Records (EHR)
This course prepare students to work in various healthcare facilities overseeing their electronic health records, as well as general medical office administration.
In addition, a Cardiovascular Technician/Monitor class will be offered beginning February 5 in Caswell County. This course prepares students to become certified EKG Technicians Call Bonnie at (336) 694-8064 to save your seat.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.
Need help determining which program you should consider? Contact PCC’s Dean of Health Sciences and Human Services, Alisa Montgomery, at (336) 322-2213 or Alisa.Montgomery@piedmontcc.edu for guidance on your educational journey.
Photo: First year Nursing Student, Meghan Rossi