Piedmont Community College (PCC) offers many short-term courses throughout its semesters. These courses vary from programs to start a new career, to earn certification to boost a current career, or free programs to make sure job searchers are on the right track. For more information on specific areas visit www.piedmontcc.edu/programs.

HEALTHCARE:

Pharmacy Technician

Train to assist in quality pharmacy operational procedures. Graduates are eligible to sit for a national certification exam and have the option to submit an application ($189) to participate in Work-Based Learning Internship program with national affiliation partners like CVS and Walgreens, or local pharmacy operations.

  • $180 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • September 13 – November 22, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 – 10 p.m. Online
  • Contact   lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

Medication Aide for Licensed Personnel

This program will prepare you for the North Carolina competency exam that enables them to administer medications in skilled nursing homes (long-term care facilities).

  • $70 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • September 26 – October 4, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact   lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

Medical Administrative Assistant

Prepare to pass the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam with this quality online education that offers one-on-one support from dedicated instructors

Central Sterile Processing

This program introduces the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician and includes practical applications of learned concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of sterilization/disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments/supplies.

Medical Coding and Billing (Part I & II)

This online medical coding and billing program trains you in the specialized skills needed to assign the standardized codes used to bill for healthcare services. This course is delivered in two parts.

Cardiovascular Technician

This program will prepare students for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) Exam through the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

  • $198 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • September 13 – December 6, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.
  • Person County/Online for information-based learning; Caswell County for clinical classes
  • Contact  lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu

EMT Online (Continuing Education): Stroke

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) online Con Ed program is designed to continue emergency medical training at a basic level.  Courses can be used to maintain First Responder, EMR, and EMT certifications.  These courses will also be available at your local fire department/ rescue squad.

Paramedic Online (Continuing Education): Bradycardia Rhythms & Protocol

The Paramedic online Con Ed program is designed to continue emergency medical training at a basic level.  Courses can be used to maintain certifications. 

CAREER ADVANCEMENT & PERSONAL ENRICHMENT:

Veterinary Assistant I

This entry-level course introduces students to the veterinary industry through the lens of a veterinary assistant. Students gain an overview of general animal care in the veterinary setting including accurate measurement of patient vital signs and proper restraint methods of animals.

  • $180 registration fee
  • September 6 – October 27; Tuesday & Thursday, 6:45-9 p.m., Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 p.m. (face-to-face sessions at local animal shelter)
  • Caswell County Campus
  • Contact  emily.buchanan@piedmontcc.edu

Truck Driver Training

Be on your way to a new career that currently offers abundant job openings locally and across the nation. Just think – only five-weeks to a new, good paying career!

  • $2,324.75 registration fee (scholarship funding available)
  • September 16 – 30, Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Blended (Online & Person County Campus)
  • Contact  jonathan.willis@piedmontcc.edu

OSHA Forklift Training

This course provides instruction on the operation and maintenance of an industrial forklift. Core topics include forklift design, controls and instrumentation, pre-use inspection, safety awareness, and forklift stability. This course meets the training requirement for OSHA regulations.

BLS-CPR for Healthcare Providers

This CPR course is designed for the healthcare provider or students going into the healthcare field (example Nursing Degree Program, Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy). It is open to all healthcare students, providers, and fire fighters. 

Food Service Sanitation/Safety – ServSafe Recertification Course

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety and sanitation training program. It is designed for experienced food service employees and managers who need to comply with local and state health department requirements for food manager/food handler certification or recertification.

Notary Public Education – offered monthly

The Notary Public course covers information for you to be able to apply for North Carolina Notary Public commissions. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and speak and write English.

Defensive Driving  – offered monthly

This National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving course allows qualified drivers the chance to earn a reduction on a traffic infraction upon completion.

Ed2Go

Online, 6-week classes with LIVE instructors offered monthly – that’s Ed2Go! Did we mention there’s over 100 courses available and they begin at only $70 per course?

FREE PROGRAMS:

Employability Lab

This open lab provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. Receive career counseling to make appropriate decisions about careers preferences, assessment of current skill levels related to their career choice, and training in the skill area in which remediation is needed. A formal assessment will determine skill appropriateness and identify employment opportunities. 

  • Person County Campus, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Caswell County Campus, Monday/Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Contact  benjamin.foti@piedmontcc.edu

Piedmont Community College Locations:

Person County Campus: 1715 College Drive, Roxboro

Caswell County Campus: 331 Piedmont Drive, Yanceyville

Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center: 105 North Main Street, Roxboro

Visit us online at  www.piedmontcc.edu  to view all program options.

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