Healthcare

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

 Please click here for more information about BioWork.
 
Students must attend an information session prior to registering. 
Information Date Time Location
Thursday 5/20/21 5:30-6:00 pm Main Campus, Room H318
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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: Eddy van Hunnik.

  • Students must have High School diploma or GED
  • Students must pass the course with an 80% on all exams to be eligible for the process technician certification exam
  • Students must attend an information session prior to registering.  Please click here for more information about BioWork.
Students must attend an information session prior to registering. 
Information Session Date Time Location
Thursday 5/20/21 5:30-6:00 pm Main Campus, Room H318

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.

Location: Hybrid/  ACC Hours: 128  Fee: $183*  
71572    5/25-7/15  TTH   5:30-9:30 pm PAY BY 5/19 Register Now_BioWork Process Technician

* additional costs: $75 testing fee, estimated book cost $100

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:   69924   8/23/21-3/13/22  0000-2400 PAY BY 8/18 Register Now_Community Dental Health Coordinator
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.

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
 
71735    5/22-8/14  M-SU 0000-2400 PAY BY 5/19 Register Now_EKG Technician

**Registration amount includes CPR certification.

**Additional expenses not included:  book

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*  
71565    5/24-8/13 M-SU    0000-2400 PAY BY 5/19 FULL

*Additional expenses not included above: book 

 

NEW! Medical Terminology

This course is an introduction to the study of the structure of medical words and terms. Emphasis is placed on spelling and defining commonly used prefixes, suffixes, root words, etc. The content covers basic human anatomy and physiology for all body systems, lab medicine, pharmacology, and names of major diseases, including terms used in physical exams, operative procedures and diagnosis. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information. Instructor: Cyndi Caviness

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
Location: Online  Hours: 144  Fee: $180  
71736     5/24-8/13  M-SU   0000-2400  PAY BY 5/19 Register Now_Medical Terminology

 

Medication Aide for Adult Care Homes (15 Hours)

Pre-Requisite:

Have high school diploma or high school equivalency
• Be 18 years of age
• Have a SS Card (name must match a government-issued photo ID)
• Have a government-issued photo ID (name must match SS Card).

This class prepares unlicensed staff to take the North Carolina Adult Care Home Medication Test, successful completion of which enables them to give medications in adult care homes, assisted living facilities and group homes. Course content includes 15 hours of skills training required by the State of North Carolina. Students are taught how to properly administer  medications. Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to be listed on the North Carolina Adult Care Home 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, Mary Corbin

This is a 15-hour class and students MUST attend all 15 hours of the class to receive completion credit.

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

Instructor Location: ACC Hours: 15 Fee: $73  
J. Byrd 71131  6/4-6/18 F  9 am-2:30 pm  PAY BY 6/1 FULL
M. Corbin 72501  7/6-7/15 TTH  4-8:15 pm PAY BY 5/31 Register Now_Medication Aide

Medication Aide for Long Term Care (24 Hours)

Prerequisites:
HS diploma or high school equivalency
• Be 18 years of age
Current listing with the NC  Division of Health Service Regulation as a Nurse Aide I (with no substantial findings of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property)
• Have a SS Card (name must match a government-issued photo ID)
• Have a government-issued photo ID (name must match SS Card).

This 24 hour, NC Board of Nursing (NCBON) approved Medication Aide class is designed to prepare non-licensed personnel with the skills required by the NCBON to practice as a Medication Aide in long-term care/skilled nursing facilities within the state of North Carolina only. This course involves class and lab practice. The course content covers the six rights of medication administration, accuracy, infection control, patient's rights and scope of practice. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the N.C. State Board Medication Aide Exam for skilled nursing homes (which is an additional $59 and done on your own through PearsonVue).   Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information.  Instructor: Shawnya Toole, RN

This is a 24-hour class and students MUST attend all 24 hours of the class to receive completion credit.

This is not the same as the Med Aide for Assisted Living Centers and Rest Homes.  See the 15 Hour course for more information on that course.

Location: ACC Hours: 15 Fee: $73  
72532     8/17-10/21 T    5:30-8:40 pm PAY BY 8/12 Register Now_Medication Aide_LTC

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 336-290-0561 or 336-506-4200 for more information or email dcgrinstead879@alamancecc.eduInstructor:  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**  
71486   6/8-8/12 TTH   9 am-12:30 pm PAY BY 6/4 Register Now_Personal Care & Medical Care Assistant

 

NEW! Medical Assistant, Intro 

This course is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the Medical Assisting Profession. Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. Emphasis will be placed on the nature of work, working conditions, education/training, certification and employment outlook. Other areas that will be covered include, professionalism, communication, attitude, behaviors, and soft skills. Call 336-290-0561 or 336-506-4200 for more information or email dcgrinstead879@alamancecc.edu. 

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

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location:  ACC Hours: 16 Fee: $73**  
71487   6/1-6/24 TTH   9-11 am PAY BY 5/28 Register Now_Personal Care & Medical Care Assistant
71488    7/6-7/29 TTH   9-11 am PAY BY 7/2 Register Now_Personal Care & Medical Care Assistant

Nurse Aide I

The Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed health care professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages.  Course work emphasizes growth and development throughout the life span, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, household environment and equipment management; family resources and services; and employment skills.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and safe performance of skills necessary to be eligible for listing on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information.  Instructor:  Sandra Hooks

Pre-requisites:
  • High School or College Transcript 

*This course has several additional costs that are not included with the registration fee.  Please see the breakdown below.  

**Nurse Aide I - Additional Costs


Location: ACC   Hours: 160 Fee: $199**  
72533     8/16-9/23* M-TH    8 am-1:40 pm PAY BY 8/11 Register Now_Nurse Aide
            *Clinicals    9/27-10/11     M-TH     8 am-2:40 pm  
72535   10/12-11/23* M-TH    8 am-1:40 pm PAY BY 10/7 Register Now_Nurse Aide
            *Clinicals     11/29-12/9     M-TH     8 am-2:40 pm  

Nurse Aide II 

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and safe performance of skills necessary to be eligible for listing on the NC Nurse Aide II Registry. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information.  Instructor:  Celeste Mulrooney

No classes Summer semester.  Please check back later for future dates.

Nurse Aide Refresher 

Pre-requisites:  
  • Must have a Nurse Aide I certification that has not expired for longer than five (5) years.
  • Nurse Aide I from another state must have proof of certification and cannot be expired more than 5 years.
  • Must have proof of successfully completing and passed a state-approved Nurse Aide I course within the last three (3) years.
  • Must have proof of Military medical/corpsman training
  • Must hold a current state recognized health care credential from any state. Example: EMT/paramedic with clinical hours.

This course is appropriate if your N.C. nurse aide credential has expired and you wish to renew it, OR, if you have a current or expired out-of-state credential and wish to be credentialed in North Carolina. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information including prerequisites. Instructor: Mary Corbin

Note: This is NOT the same as the Basic Nurse Aide class for beginners. For that class, please call 336-506-4253.

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location: ACC   Hours: 40  Fee: $128  
71734   5/6-6/1 TTH    2-7:30 pm PAY BY 5/3 FULL
72542   8/28-10/2 FSa    10 am-3:30 pm PAY BY 8/24 Register Now_Nurse Aide Refresher
 

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

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

Phlebotomy Requires an additional 90 hours of clinical time (probably daytime hours).   

  • Estimated clinical end date for Spring 2021 is 7/1/2021.

Students that do not complete clinical hours by the end date will be required to take the entire class again and will need to reregister and repay all the fees.

Phlebotomy

Opportunities are growing for trained phlebotomists. This course provides theory and clinical experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection. Call 336-506-4200 or 336-506-4219 for more information.  Instructor:  Cyndi Caviness

REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.
Location: ACC Hours: 120* Fee: $310.50**  

No classes during Summer semester.  Please check back for future dates.

 **Registration amount includes fees for drug screening, criminal background check, malpractice insurance & CPR certification.