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Ongoing changes in technology, and career and job requirements, create the need for life-long learning for individuals in both occupational and vocational areas. The Workforce Development and Community Education Division is responsible for responding to these needs by providing services to individuals, organizations, businesses, and industries within Alleghany, Ashe, and Wilkes counties. Tailored to the needs of our service area, the courses range from basic skills to advanced courses in various technical fields. In addition, a range of vocational courses are offered that are designed to meet the needs and interests of the citizens of the region.

These are non-curriculum courses that provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and are made available whenever there are a sufficient number of students interested in a specific subject area.

Adults may also attend these courses to improve vocational and practical skills. These courses are available to adults 18 years old or older.

The Workforce Development and Community Education Division is located on Wilkes Campus in Kendrick/Church Hall (building 13 on the campus map).

Because attendance is pivotal to student success, students are expected to regularly attend all scheduled class meetings. Individual attendance records are maintained and retained, and students must meet attendance requirements to receive recognition for the course. Many certification and licensure courses have specific attendance requirements that must be met for successful completion of the course. In certain instances, missed class time may be made up within a specified timeframe, with the permission of the faculty, the respective program director, and in accordance with state auditing and accrediting body guidelines.

Workforce Development and Community Education courses do not earn college credit. Certificates, however, are awarded for the completion of some courses. Licenses, diplomas, or other forms of recognition may be awarded for specific courses by agencies outside the college upon successful completion of the specified course.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded to students who satisfactorily complete specific courses. One CEU is awarded for each 10 contact hours of participation in a specific continuing education course of the college. A permanent record of each student’s CEUs is maintained by the college. Individuals, firms, and professional organizations may use compilations of CEUs for measures of recognition or non-credit educational attainment.

WCC’s Non-Credit to Credit Policy (Continuing Education to Curriculum) can be found in the Academic Credit section of the Academic Regulations page.

Classes are offered at the college’s locations in Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and in various other places throughout the three-county service area. Customized training courses are often offered at specific businesses or industries.

A wide variety of online continuing education courses are available through the college. Typically, students have the option of logging in to the courses through the Internet at times that are most convenient to students.

Students are encouraged to preregister for courses. Many courses are available for online registration. Alternatively, phone registration is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Names are taken on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are filled.

Pre-registration only assures a person a space in the class if that person is on time for the first class meeting. Registration will be completed at the first class meeting when students pay fees (unless otherwise required). Classes without a minimum number of paying students physically present and on time to register at the first class meeting will be canceled. A student may not register for someone else. Late registration is permitted through the second class meeting.

Students must pre-register in person for the following classes: Notary Public, Phlebotomy, Nurse Aid I, Nurse Aid II, Law Enforcement, Defensive Driving, and Cosmetology.

The registration fees for continuing education courses vary and are based on the number of hours for the course. Self-supporting course fees also vary, depending on the instructional costs, including the cost for the instructor and any textbooks, supplies, and materials. In accordance with North Carolina statutes in effect at the time of the registration, registration fees for qualifying individuals may be waived for specified continuing education courses. There are no charges for College Readiness courses offered through continuing education.

Refund Policy

A registration fee refund shall not be made except under the following circumstances:

  • For courses that are scheduled to meet four times or less, a 75 % refund shall be made upon the request of the student if the student officially withdraws from the course(s) prior to or on the first day of class(es).
  • For courses that are scheduled to meet five or more times, a 75 % refund shall be made upon the request of the student if the student officially withdraws from the course(s) prior to the 10% point of the course(s). Requests for refunds will not be considered after the 10% point.
  • For contact hour courses, 10 calendar days from the first day of the course(s) is the determination date for a refund.

At the time of official withdrawal under this policy, the college shall notify the student of the right to receive a refund.

Course Repeat Policy

Action taken by the 1993 term of N.C. Legislature requires that students taking an Occupational Extension class more than two times within a five-year period will be required to pay the full cost of the course beginning with the third repeat.

The above provision is waived if course repetition is required by standards governing the certification or licensing program in which the student is enrolled.

In 2018, SECU Foundation introduced the SECU Bridge to Career Program. This program is available to all 58 North Carolina Community Colleges. Designed to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to obtain state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials that lead to sustainable wage careers within their local communities, SECU Bridge to Career Program will fund $500 scholarships to be awarded to eligible students at each of the 58 NC Community College campuses.

SECU Bridge to Career Program will focus on assisting unemployed and underemployed adults, military veterans, and members of the National Guard with marketable job skills that lead to sustainable wage careers within their local communities. Participants must be enrolled in a program that leads to a state recognized or industry supported credential. Interested candidates should contact:

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Jeff Shore, MA
Director of Workforce Development and Community Education Administration and Occupational Training
Phone: 336-838-6206
Fax: 336-903-3174
wjshore321@wilkescc.edu

Contact Information

Wilkes Campus: 336-838-6210

Ashe Campus: 336-846-3900

Alleghany Center: 336-372-5061

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Marina Brannock, BS
Coordinator of Occupational, Business & Specialty Careers
Phone: 336-838-6210
mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu
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Becky Greer, BA
Director of Workforce Development - Ashe Campus/Alleghany Center
Phone: 336-903-3117
Fax: 336-903-3167
rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu
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Chris Robinson, BA
Vice President of WDCE and Ashe Campus
Phone: 336-903-3111
Fax: 336-903-3164
cdrobinson877@wilkescc.edu

What We Offer

WCC’s Customized Training Program supports the State of North Carolina’s economic development efforts by providing education and training opportunities for eligible businesses and industries. This program offers new and existing business and industry programs and training services for:

  • Job growth
  • Productivity enhancement
  • Technology investment

The Customized Training Program is specific to each company depending on their training needs and is no cost to the industry.

Please note: applicants requiring special accommodations due to a disability must notify Disability Services at 336-838-6560 and request appropriate accommodations within 10 working days.

Customized Training Program

Contact Information

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Chris Robinson, BA
Vice President of WDCE and Ashe Campus
Phone: 336-903-3111
Fax: 336-903-3164
cdrobinson877@wilkescc.edu
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Ricky Roten, AAS
Coordinator, Business & Industry Training
Phone: 336-838-6113
Fax: 336-903-3171
rcroten113@wilkescc.edu

The Career and Talent Development (CTD) program is student-centered and focuses on the creation of developmental activities geared towards:

  • the acquisition of work related family self-sufficiency skills
  • the establishment of a variety of options for upgrading employment related skills
  • the development of outreach
  • instructional and case management strategies to help students reach their goals

CTD directs attention away from hardships and looks for opportunities. Participants are taught to focus on healthy perceptions, optimism, creative choices, and positive expectations.

Examples of CTD courses include:

  • Employability Success Lab
  • Money Smart
  • Computer Skills for the Workplace
  • Career Exploration
  • Wellness for Career Success
  • Survival Skills for Women
  • Survival Skills for Men
  • Employability Skills

The Community Services program responds to the vocational and creative needs of its service area by providing a variety of non-credit courses to its adult population.

Categories of the courses include:

  • vocational (hobbies, crafts, etc.)
  • practical skills
  • academic (health information, etc.)

We provide well trained-instructors in these areas.

Wilkes Campus Contact

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Jeff Shore, MA
Director of Workforce Development and Community Education Administration and Occupational Training
Phone: 336-838-6206
Fax: 336-903-3174
wjshore321@wilkescc.edu

Ashe Campus Contact

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Becky Greer, BA
Director of Workforce Development - Ashe Campus/Alleghany Center
Phone: 336-903-3117
Fax: 336-903-3167
rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu

Alleghany Center Contact

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Susan Nilo, MA
Director of Alleghany Center
Phone: 336-903-3141
Fax: 336-903-3152
srnilo128@wilkescc.edu

Visit the Cosmetology page for more information.

Visit the Emergency Services page for more information.

Visit the Fire Service page for more information.

Many health care classes are available, including:

  • Medication Aide: This 24-hour course covers the basic preparation for administration of medications by unlicensed persons in a variety of settings. No absences allowed. Applicants must be currently listed on the NC Nurse Aide-I registry in Raleigh. Pre-registration and screening is mandatory. The course is designed to prepare students to take the State Competency Test required for listing on the NC Medication Aide Registry.
  • Nurse Aide 1: This 192-hour course prepares graduates to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Upon satisfactory completion of the training course, graduates will receive instructions concerning their State Competency Test for listing on the NC Department of Human Resources Division of Facility Services NA I registry.
  • Nurse Aide II: This 180-hour course is designed to prepare students to function under the supervision of a professional nurse performing certain sterile nursing procedures and tasks involved in the patient’s care. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and the skills/competency evaluation, graduates are eligible to apply for listing on the North Carolina Board of Nurse Aide II registry in Raleigh. Prerequisites include current NC NA I certification, High School Diploma or High School Equivalency, proof of active NA I employment in the last 12 months or completed the NA I course in the last six months, valid American Heart Association CPR certification (not Red Cross), and updated immunizations.
  • Nurse Aide Refresher: This 40-hour evaluation course is designed primarily for nursing assistants who have successfully completed an approved Division of Facility Services training program but have let their certification lapse (no more than 24 months) or someone coming from another state and needing to be listed on the NA-I registry in NC. Applicants must provide proof of previous NA-I certification. The course includes theory, review, skills practice, and practice testing. Upon successful completion of the refresher course, the student will be eligible to apply for the N. C. State Competency Test.
  • Pharmacy Technician Training: This 96-hour course is designed for individuals who will be trained to work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The course provides the student with basic knowledge and skills required to work as a technician in a retail or hospital pharmacy. Applicant must have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency and strong math skills. Topics covered include drug classification, drug distribution, anatomy and physiology as related to disease and drug therapy, and laws and regulations of pharmacy practice. Upon satisfactory completion, students are instructed how to apply for their National Certification Examination (currently $129.00). The exam is usually given 3 times per year in various locations across the state (closest in Winston-Salem).
  • Phlebotomy: This course is 180 contact hours and is designed to provide a general overview of specimens for laboratory testing. Students are also taught how to perform venipuncture and capillary (finger) sticks. Students practice on each other in class/lab before doing the clinical portion of the course. Upon completion of the course, the student will be a well trained, proficient and employable phlebotomist. After completion of this course and documentation of required successful “sticks,” students can apply for the National Examination through the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians.

Contact Information

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Misty Marshburn, MSN, RN
Director of Health Occupations and Nurse Aide Training
Phone: 336-838-6214
mmmarshburn430@wilkescc.edu

WCC is committed to offering timely, professional training to the entire law enforcement community. Courses mandated by the North Carolina Department of Justice, Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission, and the North Carolina Sheriffs Commission are conducted by highly qualified and certified groups of experienced instructors. These courses include:

  • Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)
  • Detention Officer Certification
  • Telecommunicator Certification
  • General Instructor Certification
  • Radar Operator Certification
  • Radar Recertification

All mandated in-service requirements for law enforcement officers, detention officers, and telecommunicators are offered numerous times each year. Specialized classes are offered each year in addition to mandated training.

Contact Information

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Greg Minton, EdD
Dean of Public Safety
Phone: 336-838-6217
Fax: 336-903-3180
gaminton413@wilkescc.edu

WCC offers the following licensure courses:

  • Driver’s Education Instructor Training
  • Effective Teacher Training
  • Insurance Pre-Licensing
  • Notary Public
  • Real Estate Pre-Licensing and Post-Licensing
  • Standard Inspection (building, electrical, fire prevention, mechanical, and plumbing)
  • Vehical Safety/Emission
  • Waste Water Treatment

For more information, check the Upcoming Courses tab or contact:

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Curt Miller, MA
Chair - Workforce Development
Phone: 336-838-6230
cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu

A wide variety of online continuing education courses are available through the college. Typically, students have the option of logging in to the courses through the Internet at times that are most convenient to students.

Visit the Small Business Center page for more information.

A wide variety of continuing education classes may be considered for renewal credit for certified teachers, including all computer classes. At this time Quickbooks is not approved for renewal credit.

To view the complete list of online courses available, check out www.ed2go.com/wilkescc.

Additionally, WDCE offers a summer recertification program each summer consisting of technology and reading workshops designed for renewal credit.

For more information, call 336-838-6210.

Upcoming Courses

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WJPD, Room 1

Instructor: Chris Handy

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WJPD, Room 1

Instructor: Chris Handy

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WJPD, Room 1

Instructor: Chris Handy

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WJPD, Room 1

Instructor: Chris Handy

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WJPD, Room 1

Instructor: Chris Handy

This certification-related course is designed to provide training in topics mandated by a North Carolina accrediting commission or agency of state or federal government for continued certification as a criminal justice officer. Course topics must be consistent with the current law and the NC Administrative Code and may include such topics as annual in-service training for law enforcement officers, firearms training and qualification, legal update, hazardous materials, bloodborne pathogens, juvenile minority sensitivity and ethical awareness. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WJPD, Room 1

Instructor: Chris Handy

The Customized Training Program provides training assistance for full-time production and direct customer services positions for new and existing companies in North Carolina. The program is dedicated to the enhancement of workforce skills essential to successful employment. Eligible companies must demonstrate two of the following criteria: 1) The business is making an appreciable capital investment; 2) The business is deploying new technology; 3) The business is creating jobs, expanding an existing workforce, or enhancing the productivity and profitability of the operations within the State; and 4) The skills of the workforce will be enhanced by the assistance.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LPRR, Room 1

The Customized Training Program provides training assistance for full-time production and direct customer services positions for new and existing companies in North Carolina. The program is dedicated to the enhancement of workforce skills essential to successful employment. Eligible companies must demonstrate two of the following criteria: 1) The business is making an appreciable capital investment; 2) The business is deploying new technology; 3) The business is creating jobs, expanding an existing workforce, or enhancing the productivity and profitability of the operations within the State; and 4) The skills of the workforce will be enhanced by the assistance.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LPRR, Room 1

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 is designed to provide training in topics related to the selection, hiring, orientation, and development of personnel. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, employment procedures, developing assessment centers, candidate preparation for assessment centers, human resources development, recruitment and retention, stress and debriefing, time management, documenting training requirements, harassment issues in the workplace, and wellness programs.

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WIPD, Room 1

Instructor: Jason Delbert

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: 7:00 PM - 10:00 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 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: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - SPFD, Room 1

Instructor: Sarah McGrady

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

This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course will enable the firefighter candidate to identify the different types of construction and their reaction during a fire situation and the hazards associated with each. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LBFD, Room 1

Instructor: John Whitaker

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: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - AMED, Room 1

Instructor: Randall W. Porter

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

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: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - AMED, Room 1

Instructor: Randall W. Porter

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

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework must address each of the six core HRD components: 1) assessment of an individual's assets and limitations, 2) development of a positive self-concept, 3) development of employability skills, 4) development of communication skills, 5) development of problem-solving skills, and 6) awareness of the impact of information technology in the workplace.

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Herring Hall

Instructor: Meret Burke

This course is designed for instructional areas related to property and casualty insurance topics to meet the pre-licensing education requirements for insurance agents as prescribed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance - Agent Services Division. Course topics include terms & concepts, North Carolina Insurance Law, and multiple areas within P&C. The course intent is to prepare students to take and pass the NC Department of Insurance - Property and Casualty Insurance license exams. This course is designed to align with NCCCS Curriculum Course INS 129 Programs must be approved by the NC DOI and provide information on qualified instructors.

Location: Online

Instructor: Insurance Educational System I

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210

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This course covers repairing, servicing, and upgrading computers and peripherals in preparation for industry certification. Topics include CPU/memory/bus identification, disk subsystems, hardware/software installation/configuration, common device drivers, data recovery, system maintenance, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to safely repair and/or upgrade computer systems to perform within specifications.

Location: Online

Instructor: CareerStep

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210~Our CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) approved curriculum will prepare you to work with hardware, software, networks, security issues, and more. It will prepare you to take the CompTIA A+ certification exam. A voucher for the A+ exam is included with the course ($210 value).

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This training will consist of general fire and rescue training dealing with basic fire and rescue principles of operations. This course would serve as introductory and/or refresher training. This course would not lead to any fire or rescue certification.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - NWFD, Room 1

Instructor: Mike Bumgarner

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

This course provides instruction focused on updating the professional knowledge and technical competency of educators to satisfy the requirements for k - 12 teacher renewal credits.

Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2go

The intent of this course is to provide students with the appropriate training and required number of contact hours (minimum of 1200 hours) needed to fulfill licensure requirements in accordance with the NC State Board of Cosmetics Art Examiners. Topics may include, but are not limited to scalp treatments, roller sets, fingerwaves, pincurls, blowdry, thermal press, artificial hair, haircuts, chemical reformation, coloring, highlights, manicures, pedicures, artificial nails, facials, and hair removal.

Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Location: Off Campus - ARAC, Room 1

Instructor: Tamara Lamontagne

Comments: Jeff Shore wjshore321@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6206

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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Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 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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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 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 - BMFD, Room 1

Instructor: Jacqueline Wright

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

This course introduces the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic expressive and receptive skills. Upon completion, students will be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to expressive American Sign Language and demonstrate cultural awareness.

Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2go

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210

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Location: Online

Instructor: Julie Little

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210 Online registration required

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This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Electrical Level I code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting residential and small commercial electrical installations in construction up to 20,000 square feet. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the Electrical Code of the NC State Building Code and will be able to apply the Code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion of this course and the Law and Administration course in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Electrical Level I state examination for inspector certification.

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1507

Instructor: Stacey L. Miller

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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This certification-related course will present the Firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course is designed to assist the candidate in all functions of a fire and life safety program including: inspections, prevention, education, and cause determination. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LBFD, Room 1

Instructor: John Whitaker

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

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WIPD, Room 1

Instructor: Jason Delbert

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - NWPD, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - NWPD, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - NWPD, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This course is designed to provide continuing education hours required by the NC General Contracting Licensing Board. Any course approved by the board may be selected, or a course may be submitted for approval to the board. Requirements and course specifics should reference requirements of the NC General Contracting Licensing Board (www.nclbgc.org).

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1505

Instructor: Gary Hayes

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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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 certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This certification-related course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments with regard to the use of deadly force, to safely handle all types of firearms which may be assigned to them in their line of work, and to deliver accurate fire from a variety of combat positions. Upon successful completion the student will show the ability to fire the weapon(s) assigned to them from a variety of distances and positions in attaining a qualifying score of no less than 70%. The student will also show competency in the operation and maintenance of their assigned weapons. Contact the NC Department of Justice for course standards.

Time: 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - LEFR, Room 1

Instructor: Rocky Hendrix

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to the selection, hiring, orientation, and development of personnel. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, employment procedures, developing assessment centers, candidate preparation for assessment centers, human resources development, recruitment and retention, stress and debriefing, time management, documenting training requirements, harassment issues in the workplace, and wellness programs.

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Off Campus - WIPD, Room 1

Instructor: Jason Delbert

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is based on a specific occupation and includes one or more of the following topics: 1) career exploration, 2) entry-level competency awareness, 3) employability skills [soft skills], 4) job search strategies and 5) college-readiness skills. This course must be linked to an occupational course or a career pathways program at the college.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Herring Hall, Room 2213

Instructor: Cynthia Wagoner

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is based on a specific occupation and includes one or more of the following topics: 1) career exploration, 2) entry-level competency awareness, 3) employability skills [soft skills], 4) job search strategies and 5) college-readiness skills. This course must be linked to an occupational course or a career pathways program at the college.

Location: Online

Instructor: Cynthia Wagoner

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is based on a specific occupation and includes one or more of the following topics: 1) career exploration, 2) entry-level competency awareness, 3) employability skills [soft skills], 4) job search strategies and 5) college-readiness skills. This course must be linked to an occupational course or a career pathways program at the college.

Location: Online

Instructor: Cynthia Wagoner

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 is designed for instructional areas related to accident and health insurance topics to meet the pre-licensing education requirements for insurance agents as prescribed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance - Agent Services Division. Topics include health, accidental death & dismemberment, HMO, personal accident, major medical, critical illness and disability. Programs must be approved by the NC DOI and provide information on qualified instructors. The course intent is to prepare students to take the NC Department of Insurance - Accident and Health Insurance license exams. This course is designed to align with the NCCCS Curriculum Course INS 122.

Location: Online

Instructor: Insurance Educational System I

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210

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This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is designed to assess the interests, attitudes, aptitudes, and readiness as it relates to career, employment, and/or educational goals. The content of the instructional materials must focus on the following topics: personal development, career exploration, goal setting and the development of a written plan of action.

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Herring Hall, Room 2213

Instructor: Sonya Jordan

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is designed to assess the interests, attitudes, aptitudes, and readiness as it relates to career, employment, and/or educational goals. The content of the instructional materials must focus on the following topics: personal development, career exploration, goal setting and the development of a written plan of action.

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Herring Hall, Room 2213

Instructor: Sonya Jordan

This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is designed to assess the interests, attitudes, aptitudes, and readiness as it relates to career, employment, and/or educational goals. The content of the instructional materials must focus on the following topics: personal development, career exploration, goal setting and the development of a written plan of action.

Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Alleghany Center, Room 100

Instructor: Libby W. Matheson

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: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Ashe Campus, Room 205

Instructor: Barbara McCoy

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: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Ashe Campus, Room 205

Instructor: Barbara McCoy

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: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Ashe Campus, Room 205

Instructor: Celia Collins

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: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Ashe Campus, Room 205

Instructor: Dawn Zachary

This course will allow students to be exposed to new and emerging issues in fire and rescue.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - GCFD, Room 1

Instructor: David Jones

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

This course is designed for instructional areas related to life insurance topics to meet the pre-licensing education requirements for insurance agents as prescribed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance - Agent Services Division. Program must be approved by the NC DOI and provide information on qualified instructors. Topics include annuities, whole, term and life insurance. The course intent is to prepare students to take the NC Department of Insurance - Life Insurance license exam. This course is designed to align with the NCCCS Curriculum Course INS 121

Location: Online

Instructor: Insurance Educational System I

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210

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This course is designed for instructional areas related to select topics to meet the pre-licensing education requirements for insurance agents as prescribed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance-Agent Services Division.

Location: Online

Instructor: Insurance Educational System I

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210

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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: Off Campus - Alleghany Ambulance Service, Room 1

Instructor: John Spicer

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

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 - CLFD, Room 1

Instructor: John Spicer

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

This comprehensive course provides instruction and clinical practice in manicuring, nail building (application and maintenance of artificial nails) and pedicuring. The course content includes nail anatomy, disorders of nails, and irregularities of nails; theory and salesmanship as it relates to manicuring; actual practice in manicuring; and arm, hand, and foot massage. Manicurist students must complete 300 hours in an approved beauty school or college before applying to the State Board of Cosmetic Arts for examination. Students enrolled only in manicuring shall only perform services directly relating to the prescribed course in manicuring. Please note, this is a comprehensive course to provide training for those persons interested in becoming registered manicurists only and not desiring to become licensed cosmetologists.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Off Campus - FAMC, Room 15B

Instructor: Miriam Little

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 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 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 is designed for instructional areas related to Medicare Supplement and Long-Term Care insurance topics to meet the pre-licensing education requirements for insurance agents as prescribed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance - Agent Services Division. Programs must be approved by the NC Department of Insurance and provide information on qualified instructors. Topics include Medicare supplements, advantage plan, Plan D, and long term care. The course intent is to prepare students to take the NC Department of Insurance - Medicare Supplement/Long-Term Care and Estate Planning Insurance license exams. This course is designed to align with NCCCS Curriculum Course INS 128.

Location: Online

Instructor: Insurance Educational System I

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210

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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 2235

Instructor: Sonya Jordan

Comments: Misty Marshburn mmmarshburn430@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6214 Registration by appointment. Students MUST call Misty @ 336-838-6214 to schedule an appointment to register.

This course provides an overview of business productivity applications. Topics may include wordprocessing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in producing professional business documents.

Location: Online

Instructor: CareerStep

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210~This program includes training in the five core Microsoft Office applications - Access, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook and Word. You will have 101 hours of training covering beginning, intermediate, and advanced topics. Upon completion you will be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Master credential exam.

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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 is designed to provide instruction to individuals who want to become commissioned as a Notary Public. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. For more information, go to www.secretary.state. nc.us/notary/.

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

Location: Ashe Campus, Room 204

Instructor: Glenn Reeves

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117 PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 4/28.

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This course is designed to provide instruction to individuals who want to become commissioned as a Notary Public. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. For more information, go to www.secretary.state. nc.us/notary/.

Time: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Online

Instructor: Glenn Reeves

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

This course is designed to provide instruction to individuals who want to become commissioned as a Notary Public. Topics include legal, ethical and procedural requirements of the Notary Act. Upon completion of this course with a passing exam grade of 80%, a person is eligible to make application with the NC Secretary of State office. For more information, go to www.secretary.state. nc.us/notary/.

Time: 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Online

Instructor: Glenn Reeves

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

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This course is designed to provide a review of the Nurse Aide I core content to prepare individuals who have been or are currently listed on a Nurse Aide I Registry, have successfully completed a state-approved training program, hold a state recognized health care credential from any state as or military personnel who have had medical/corpsman training to sit for the Nurse Aide I State Exam. The course is a minimum of forty (40) hours and must include the following Nurse Aide I curriculum content: Basic Nursing Skills, Personal Care Skills, Recognition of Mental Health and Social Service Needs, Care of Cognitively Impaired Residents, Basic Restorative Services and Resident Rights. Lab activities are required but clinical rotations are optional. Nurse Aide I Refresher programs must be approved by the Division of Health Service Regulations (DHSR).

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Herring Hall, Room 2235

Instructor: Sonya Jordan

Comments: Misty Marshburn mmmarshburn430@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6214 Registration by appointment. Students MUST call Misty @ 336-838-6214 to schedule appointment to register.

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 perform more complex skills for patients or residents regardless of the setting. A skill/competency evaluation is required for documenting student competency. 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 II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing Nurse Aide Registry. In all employment settings, the listed Nursing Assistant II will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel. PREREQUISITE: High School Diploma or GED and listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.

Time: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: Herring Hall, Room 2236

Instructor: Shannon L. Venditelli

Comments: Misty Marshburn mmmarshburn430@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6214 Registration by appointment. Must call Misty @ 336-838-6214

This course is designed to prepare graduates to perform more complex skills for patients or residents regardless of the setting. A skill/competency evaluation is required for documenting student competency. 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 II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing Nurse Aide Registry. In all employment settings, the listed Nursing Assistant II will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel. PREREQUISITE: High School Diploma or GED and listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.

Time: 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Herring Hall, Room 2235

Instructor: Shannon L. Venditelli

Comments: Misty Marshburn mmmarshburn430@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6214 Registration by appointment. Must call Misty @ 336-838-6214

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 - GSFD, Room 1

Instructor: Burton L. Prange

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

This course is designed for instructional areas related to select topics to meet the pre-licensing education requirements for insurance agents as prescribed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance-Agent Services Division.

Location: Online

Instructor: Insurance Educational System I

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210

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This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge and skills necessary to comprehend the use of their personal protective equipment, including Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - McGrady Fire Department, Room 1

Instructor: Blake C. Hayes, Jr.

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: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - MVFD, Room 1

Instructor: William Sexton

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

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 is designed to provide training in topics related to the selection, hiring, orientation, and development of personnel. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, employment procedures, developing assessment centers, candidate preparation for assessment centers, human resources development, recruitment and retention, stress and debriefing, time management, documenting training requirements, harassment issues in the workplace, and wellness programs.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WIPD, Room 1

Instructor: Christopher Arnder

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 is designed for instructional areas related to property and casualty insurance topics to meet the pre-licensing education requirements for insurance agents as prescribed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance - Agent Services Division. Course topics include terms & concepts, North Carolina Insurance Law, and multiple areas within P&C. The course intent is to prepare students to take and pass the NC Department of Insurance - Property and Casualty Insurance license exams. This course is designed to align with NCCCS Curriculum Course INS 129 Programs must be approved by the NC DOI and provide information on qualified instructors.

Location: Online

Instructor: Insurance Educational System I

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210

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This course is designed for instructional areas related to property and casualty insurance topics to meet the pre-licensing education requirements for insurance agents as prescribed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance - Agent Services Division. Course topics include terms & concepts, North Carolina Insurance Law, and multiple areas within P&C. The course intent is to prepare students to take and pass the NC Department of Insurance - Property and Casualty Insurance license exams. This course is designed to align with NCCCS Curriculum Course INS 129 Programs must be approved by the NC DOI and provide information on qualified instructors.

Location: Online

Instructor: Insurance Educational System I

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210

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This course is designed for the instructional areas related to the basic principles and procedures of accounting and bookkeeping. Topics may include 1) general ledger accounts, 2) analyzing and recording accounts receivable and payable transactions, 3) reconciling statements, and 4) preparation and analysis of financial statements.

Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2go

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Online

Instructor: Debo Cornett

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117 Pre-registration required with Taryne; tseatz648@wilkescc.edu or 336-903-3115

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Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Online

Instructor: Debo Cornett

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117 Pre-registration required with Taryne; tseatz648@wilkescc.edu or 336-903-3115

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Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Online

Instructor: Debo Cornett

Comments: Becky Greer rcgreer213@wilkescc.edu 336-903-3117 Pre-registration required with Taryne; tseatz648@wilkescc.edu or 336-903-3115

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This course is designed to provide training in topics related to the selection, hiring, orientation, and development of personnel. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, employment procedures, developing assessment centers, candidate preparation for assessment centers, human resources development, recruitment and retention, stress and debriefing, time management, documenting training requirements, harassment issues in the workplace, and wellness programs.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - WIPD, Room 1

Instructor: Jason Delbert

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: Ashe Campus, Room 205

Instructor: Donald Brooks

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

This course is designed for instructional areas related to adjusters insurance topics to meet the pre-licensing education requirements for insurance agents as prescribed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance - Agent Services Division. Programs must be approved by the NC Department of Insurance and provide information on qualified instructors. Topics include property & casualty, crops, worker's compensation and public lines. Programs must be approved by the NC Department of Insurance and provide information on qualified instructors. The course intent is to prepare students to take the NC Department of Insurance - Adjustor license exam. This course is designed to align with NCCCS Curriculum Course INS 127.

Location: Online

Instructor: Insurance Educational System I

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210

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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: Off Campus - Warrensville Fire Department, Room 1

Instructor: Dawn Zachary

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

This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Time: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Location: Off Campus - WIPD, Room 1

Instructor: Jason Delbert

This course provides an introduction to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation, parts of speech, communicative phrases, culture, and skills for language acquisition. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and apply basic grammar concepts, display cultural awareness, and communicate simple Spanish phrases.

Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2go

Comments: Marina Brannock mwbrannock859@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6210

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This course is designed for instructional areas related to occupational horticulture: 1) identifying and selecting plant materials; 2) propagating, planting, and growing plants; 3) planting materials at the appropriate places and in the correct manner; 4) properly maintaining plant materials; 5) managing the nursery and greenhouse, and 6) designing and building planters, walks, patios, fences, and other landscape features. The curriculum areas are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary for successful employment in this field.

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1504

Instructor: Julie Mullis

Comments: Jeff Shore wjshore321@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6206 Students should wear appropriate clothing for outdoor foraging; camera and basket optional.

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This certification-related course in personal protective equipment (PPE) will introduce to the Technical Rescuer (TR) the need for and use of PPE to enable the rescuer to perform his/her duties in a safe and responsible manner. Physical characteristics of rescuers, stress, endurance, and the limitations of equipment will be discussed. This course should be offered consistent with the most current NC Fire and Rescue Commission guidelines. Contact the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for details. Reference: NFPA 1006 Chapters Five and Six.

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Off Campus - ALRS, Room 1

Instructor: Richard K. Caudill

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

This course is designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) National Unified Goal: responder safety; safety, quick clearance from incidents; and prompt, reliable, interoperable communications. This course will familiarize fire and rescue personnel with the purpose of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) and National TIM Responder Training Program and how it relates specifically to North Carolina. Participants will learn to recognize and identify the dangers encountered by emergency responders working in or near traffic. This course is not a state fire & rescue certification course; however, it is a requirement related to one or more state certifications and will transfer electronically to the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for inclusion on OSFM transcripts. Please contact OSFM for details.

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 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

Instructor: Stephen Crouse

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

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 comprehensive curriculum includes images, exercises, learning games and instructive videos to increase your knowledge of the key concepts. It prepares you to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam through NHA (National Healthcareer Association). Upon completion the student will be prepare for a career in a veterinary office.

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This course follows prescribed training to meet certification requirements of the North Carolina Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission. Courses must be approved by the Commission and may be approved in the following certification areas: Grade I, Grade II, Grade III, Grade IV.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1505

Instructor: Gary Hudson

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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This course follows prescribed training to meet certification requirements of the North Carolina Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission. Courses must be approved by the Commission and may be approved in the following certification areas: Grade I, Grade II, Grade III, Grade IV.

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Wilkes Campus - Kendrick/Church Hall, Room 1505

Instructor: Gary Hudson

Comments: Curt Miller cbmiller923@wilkescc.edu 336-838-6230

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