Healthcare

ACC offers a variety of classes to train students for careers in Healthcare.  Please select from the categories below for current offerings.

NEW!! BioWork Process Technician

The BioWork certificate program will teach you the foundational skills you need to begin a career as a process technician for a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or chemical manufacturing company. Process technicians are responsible for the production of chemical and pharmaceutical products. Successful completion of the course will allow students to enter the Biotechnology or Agricultural Biotechnology curriculum programs with credit for BTC-181, Basic Laboratory Techniques.  Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information. Instructor:  Joseph Chimera

  • Students must have High School diploma or GED
  • Students must attend an information session prior to registering.  Please click here for more information about BioWork.
  • Students must pass the course with an 80% on all exams to be eligible for the process technician certification exam
REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
Location: online/ACC Delivery Method  Hours: 160 Fee: $183**  
69552     1/19-4/8  hybrid TTH 4-8 pm PAY BY 1/15 Register Now_Biowork Process Tech
**additional costs:  $75 testing fee, $100 textbook

Please review the CDHC Checklist before registering to ensure you have all necessary items to complete the registration process. 

  • Students must be a Registered Dental Hygienist or a Dental Assistant II. 

  • Applicants are required to provide documentation of licensure or certification according to their state’s dental practice act.

Community Dental Health Coordination oversight and regulations vary by state.  It is the student’s responsibility to verify individual state requirements to practice as a CDHC.  Please visit the American Dental Association CDHC website for more information.

Participants can choose to complete their internship at a community dental health clinic or at their current place of employment.

Financial assistance may be available from the American Dental Association.  
The ADA Foundation is starting a pilot scholarship award program for Community Dental Health Coordinator students. In piloting this new scholarship program, the ADAF has funding to offer six $250 scholarships to CDHC applicants accepted into the ACC program.  
In order to be eligible for the ADAF CDHC Scholarships applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • At the time of application, be accepted or enrolled full time as a CDHC student at Alamance Community College (NC);
  • Demonstrate financial need.
The ADA Foundation uses an online application system. Students will need to complete a log in and set up a password first and then they will have access to the application.  To apply, interested students should click here.  

Community Dental Health Coordinator (Online)

The Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) is a new member of the dental team who fills an important role whether working with a health center or private practice. The CDHC can perform clinical preventive services and community-based outreach duties. The CDHC program provides Dental Assistants II, CDAs, or Registered Dental Hygienists an opportunity to expand their skills with a practical and theoretical basis for assisting in the reduction of disparities in dental health. Course modules are online and will cover dental health advocacy, intercultural communication, interviewing skills for the dental advocate, in addition to legal and ethical issues and finance. The student will also participate in an internship in a clinical setting. 

Course modules are online and will cover dental health advocacy, intercultural communication, interviewing skills for the dental advocate, in addition to legal and ethical issues and finance.  The student will also participate in an internship in a clinical setting.  

  • For more information, please email the Program Director, Sally Newman.

  • For registration, credential documentation and payment info, please email Paula Janey.

Location: ONLINE  Hours: 166  Class/                            120  Internship Fee:  $180
Class:   8/23/21-3/13/22  ONLINE PAY BY 8/18  
Internships:  3/14/22-6/5/22

Intro to Digital Health Online

Students will explore the role of social media in healthcare communication, the uses of wearable technologies, the potential for big data to reshape health behaviors, the ethics of personalized medicine, and the impact of these new developments on the doctor-patient relationship. Students will study the types of wearable devices, and sensors patients use and why. As you look to the future of this technology, you will consider the impact of the miniaturization of implantable devices and the challenges around devices’ use of big data on healthcare systems. Register online. Call 336-506-4219 or 336-506-4301 for more information.   Instructor: Amy R. Coon

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location: Online Hours: 30 Fee: $125  
69582     2/2-4/6 T    6-9 pm PAY BY: 1/28 Register Now_Digital Health
Online classes are hosted through Zoom/ Moodle.  Students will receive an email with access instructions once they have registered and paid.

NEW! EKG Technician 

This course is designed and approved to prepare the student to become a certified EKG (ECG) Technician / Monitor. The course will cover the anatomy and physiology of the heart, principles of EKG, dysrhythmia recognition of sinus, junctional / atrial rhythms, heart blocks, and bundle branches and ventricular ectopy rhythms. Skills will include operating EKG equipment, running and mounting strips, reading and interpreting 22 types of cardiac lead tracings produced from 12 and 5 lead monitors, and understanding the basics of capnography as it relates to heart function. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information. Instructor: Cyndi Caviness

  • Some face to face Saturdays required for clinical labs. (Sa  10 am-2 pm) 
REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location: online Hours: 128  Fee: $213** +book
 
69558 1/23-5/15 online** PAY BY 1/20 Register Now_EKG Technician

**Registration amount includes CPR certification.

**Additional expenses not included:  book

 

NEW! Medical Coding and Billing

Prerequisite:  Students should to be very proficient in navigating online sites on their computer. 

This course is designed to develop coding skills. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic and procedural coding in the outpatient facility. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in coding for reimbursement.  Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information. Instructor: Cyndi Caviness

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location: online Hours: 150  Fee: $180*  
69557     1/18-5/14 online PAY BY 1/18 Register Now_Medical Billing & Coding

*Additional expenses not included above: book 

No classes this semester.  Please check back for future dates.

NEW! Medication Aide for Adult Care Homes

Pre-Requisite:  Pre-Requisite: High school diploma or GED

This class does not qualify you to be a Medication Aide in a skilled nursing facility; to work there, you need a course that is 24 hours long.  

This class prepares unlicensed staff to take the North Carolina Adult Care Medication Test,  successful completion of which enables them to give medications in adult care homes, assisted living facilities, group homes as well as for home health agencies. Course content includes 15 hours of skills training required by the State of North Carolina. Students are taught how to properly prepare and administer these medications. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to be listed on the North Carolina Adult Care Medication Aide Listing and to sit for the competency test (which is an additional $25 and done on your own).  Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information. Instructor: Janet Byrd

 

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location:  ACC Hours: 15 Fee: $73  
69455    2/6-2/20 Sa  9 am-2:30 pm  PAY BY: 2/6 Register Now_Medication Aide

NEW! Personal Care Assistant, Intro

This course provides an introduction to a paraprofessional career in the home health industry as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) also known as home health aide, companion caregiver, companion assistant, etc. The PCA curriculum provides students with an overview of the practical, real-world skills needed to provide non-medical care to the elderly, those with disabilities, and people needing continued non-medical rehabilitation.  Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information. Instructor:  Jacquelyn Rolle, LPN

**Free for qualified individuals. See Guidelines for HRD.

 
REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location:  DC Hours: 70 Fee: $183**  
69855      3/2-5/6 TTH   9 am-12:30 pm PAY BY 2/25 Register Now_Personal Care Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Opportunities are growing in the dynamic pharmacy technician field. This course is open to anyone and will help prepare those interested in the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) examination. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information.  Instructor:  Tiffany Fuller

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location: DC Hours: 102 Fee: $183  
69563     1/19-5/12 TW   6-9 pm PAY BY 1/13 Register Now_Pharmacy Technician

  • High School Diploma/ GED

  • Must be 18 years old to enroll

  • Passing TABE reading test score of 10th grade or higher - (MUST HAVE PRIOR TO REGISTRATION). 

    TABE Testing schedule  Call 336-506-4377 to schedule.