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As the number of Americans over 65 has grown and as more people survive serious injuries and other health issues, the need for health care has increased. The Health Science career cluster is a North Carolina and national growth industry. It is expected to include the greatest number of new jobs in North Carolina over the next 10 years and about one-third of the state’s “hot jobs.”

Upcoming Workforce Development and Community Education Courses

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - McGrady Fire Department, Room 1

Instructor: Michael Lane

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The Paramedic Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - Warrensville Fire Department, Room 1

Instructor: Dawn Zachary

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course is designed to prepare graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis on aging process including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly, patient's rights, nutrition management, elimination procedures, safe environment, restorative services, personal and special care procedures and activities, human body structure and function and related common disease/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide I by the N.C. Division of Facility Services.

Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Herring Hall, Room 2235

Instructor: Sonya Jordan

Comments: Misty Marshburn mmmarshburn430@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6214 REGISTRATION BY APPOINTMENT: MUST CALL MISTY

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - MVFD, Room 1

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215

This course is designed to review Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, patient assessment, medical and environmental emergencies, triage, and blood borne pathogens in order for students to maintain certification in First Aid and CPR.

Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - GCFD, Room 1

Instructor: Sarah McGrady

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Herring Hall, Room 2235

Instructor: Cynthia Wagoner

Comments: Misty Marshburn mmmarshburn430@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6214 Online registration available.

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This course is designed to train experienced healthcare or information technology professionals to provide on-site technical support for 'EHR' Electronic Health Record systems. Topics include: executing implementation plans, incorporating usability principles into design and implementation of EHRs, and ensuing performance outcomes. The successful student will be able to provide onsite user support services for healthcare information technology in a healthcare setting.

Location: Online

Instructor: CareerStep

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210~Healthcare Information Technicians help support the use of technology in the healthcare setting. This program is designed to provide hands-on training with government-certified electronic health records software. You will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to be prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certification exams through the National Healthcareer Association, as well as the CompTIA A+ certification exam. A voucher for the CEHRS exam and 2 vouchers for the A+ exam is included with the program ($420 value).

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This course provides skills training in three competency areas related to the job performance for medical assistants: administrative office, laboratory, and clinical. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, insurance coding and billing, medical transcription, computer operations, assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to apply for national certification as a Medical Assistant.

Location: Online

Instructor: CareerStep

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210~This curriculum is designed to train you in office/electronic health record information as well as physical therapy aide care. It prepares you to take the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) and Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialist (CPTAS) certification exams.

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This course provides skills training in three competency areas related to the job performance for medical assistants: administrative office, laboratory, and clinical. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, insurance coding and billing, medical transcription, computer operations, assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to apply for national certification as a Medical Assistant.

Location: Online

Instructor: CareerStep

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-883-6210~The ASHP approved curriculum is specially designed to prepare you for the ASHP (American Society of Health System Pharmacist) certification exam and train you for careers in both retail and institutional healthcare setting. This program has an opportunity to obtain externships. A background check and drug screening are required for this program.

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This course provides skills training in three competency areas related to the job performance for medical assistants: administrative office, laboratory, and clinical. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, insurance coding and billing, medical transcription, computer operations, assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to apply for national certification as a Medical Assistant.

Location: Online

Instructor: CareerStep

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210~Our AHDI (Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity) approved curriculum prepares you for the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist national certification exam; helps you gain the skills of both a medical transcriptionist and a specialized medical transcription editor; simulate the real world by training you on hundreds of authentic physician dictations; prepare you for the future of the industry as it relies more on speech recognition technology; and trains you to begin working from home immediately upon completion.

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This course provides skills training in three competency areas related to the job performance for medical assistants: administrative office, laboratory, and clinical. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, insurance coding and billing, medical transcription, computer operations, assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to apply for national certification as a Medical Assistant.

Location: Online

Instructor: CareerStep

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210~Our AHIMA approved curriculum will teach you to use all these codes - CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10 including the new PCS procedural code set. It prepares you to take the Certified Coding Associate or Certified Professional Coder national certification exams offered by AAPC and help you gain hands-on experience on real-world records, so you are prepared for the workplace.

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This course provides skills training in three competency areas related to the job performance for medical assistants: administrative office, laboratory, and clinical. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, insurance coding and billing, medical transcription, computer operations, assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to apply for national certification as a Medical Assistant.

Location: Online

Instructor: CareerStep

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210~This NHA (National Healthcareer Association) approved curriculum is designed to train you on the industry-standard ezEMRx EHR software. It prepares you for the CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) and CEHRS (Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist) certification exams. A voucher for the CEHRS certification exam is included with the program ($150 value).

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This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The Paramedic Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1403

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - NRFR, Room 1

Instructor: Denver Caudill

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course provides skills training in three competency areas related to the job performance for medical assistants: administrative office, laboratory, and clinical. Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, insurance coding and billing, medical transcription, computer operations, assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to apply for national certification as a Medical Assistant.

Location: Online

Instructor: CareerStep

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210~Our curriculum is specifically designed to prepare you for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBSC), Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) certification exams. It provides hands-on training with government-certified electronic health records software, billing forms, and bundled payments to minimize on-the-job training. A voucher for the CEHRS exam is included with the course ($150 value).

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This course is designed to instruct the layperson or professional responder in the basics of First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), with a focus on cardiac, breathing, and other life-threatening medical emergencies as well as awareness the hazards of blood borne pathogens. Upon successful completion, the student may qualify to receive certification through a certifying agency.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WBFD, Room 1

Instructor: Terry Taylor

Comments: Stephen Crouse sjcrouse205@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6215

This course must follow the guidelines established by the NC Office of EMS. The EMT Continuing Education program must be conducted by an approved Basic or Advanced Educational Institution as defined in the rules of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. All Continuing Education Programs will at a minimum, meet or exceed the National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) established by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. The NCCP allows local entities, including the state, region or agency to deliver topics that can be and are not limited to, state or local protocol changes, tasks that require remediation based on QA/QI and topics chosen from run reviews. Additionally, the NCCP allows an individual the flexibility to pursue EMS-related education of interest. Student prerequisite/entry requirements: Currently holds a valid North Carolina, NREMT or other State EMS Credential.

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - PMFD, Room 1

Instructor: Denver Caudill

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

This course is designed to review Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, patient assessment, medical and environmental emergencies, triage, and blood borne pathogens in order for students to maintain certification in First Aid and CPR.

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Off Campus - GSFD, Room 1

Instructor: Burton L. Prange

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117

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This course is designed to prepare graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis on aging process including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly, patient's rights, nutrition management, elimination procedures, safe environment, restorative services, personal and special care procedures and activities, human body structure and function and related common disease/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide I by the N.C. Division of Facility Services.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Ashe Campus, Room 301

Instructor: Regan S. Perry

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED contact tseatz648@wilkescc.edu

This course is designed to prepare graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis on aging process including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly, patient's rights, nutrition management, elimination procedures, safe environment, restorative services, personal and special care procedures and activities, human body structure and function and related common disease/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide I by the N.C. Division of Facility Services.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM, 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Alleghany Center, Room 100

Instructor: Libby W. Matheson

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Contact rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu No automatic enrollment.

This course is designed to prepare graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis on aging process including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly, patient's rights, nutrition management, elimination procedures, safe environment, restorative services, personal and special care procedures and activities, human body structure and function and related common disease/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide I by the N.C. Division of Facility Services.

Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Herring Hall, Room 2235

Instructor: Sonya Jordan

Comments: Misty Marshburn mmmarshburn430@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6214 REGISTRATION BY APPOINTMENT: MUST CALL MISTY

This course is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified as a Medication Aide. The course will cover the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will include medication administration via the oral, topical and instillation routes, medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implications. Upon completion, students should be able to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry.

Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Herring Hall, Room 2236

Instructor: Misty Marshburn

Comments: Misty Marshburn mmmarshburn430@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6214 REGISTRATION BY APPOINTMENT: MUST CALL MISTY

Visit the WDCE page for a complete list of upcoming courses. Many courses are offered online via Ed2Go.

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