Piedmont Community College (PCC) is committed to training frontline healthcare workers, while also offering scholarship funds for a variety of courses each month. In March, PCC’s Team will provide training in Medication Aide (March 15-23), Medication Tech (March 24 – April 1), and Nurse Aide I (March 15 – May 14) on the College’s Caswell County Campus.

Nurse Aide I

Prepare to take the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Competency Test for placement on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry after successfully completing this March 15 – May 14 course held Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Scholarship funds are available to assist with the $189 registration fee, textbook, and $120 competency test fee.

Criteria:

  • Current results from a Tuberculosis (TB) skin test on the first day of class.
  • Register by Thursday, March 11. 

Medication Aide:

Offered March 15 – 23, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., interested students may qualify for scholarship funding to cover the $70 registration fee and $59 exam fee. Topics discussed in this program include medication administration via the oral, topical and instillation routes; medical asepsis; hand hygiene; terminology; and legal implications.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be eligible to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills requirements necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry.

Criteria:

  • High school or high school equivalency graduate.
  • Listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.
  • Register by Thursday, March 11 (textbook required).

Medication Tech:

This course will be held March 24 – April 1, Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Scholarship funds are available to assist with the $70 registration fee and $25 competency test fee.

PCC’s Med Tech course prepares unlicensed personnel to take the North Carolina Adult Care Medication Test that enables them to give medications in adult care homes, assisted living facilities and group homes. This 24-hour course includes the 15-hour skills training required by the State of North Carolina in order to receive certification.

Criteria:

  • Register by Thursday, March 22.

How to Register:

Register online at https://ww04.elbowspace.com/secure/20110329095403334815 or email Lori.watlington@piedmontcc.edu for more information. Apply for funding at www.piedmontcc.edu/scholarships.

Learn more about PCC’s Health and Wellness programs at www.piedmontcc.edu/programs-courses/programs-of-study/health-and-natural-science.

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