Courses & Schedules

Healthcare Occupations

Medical Coding

($180 + apx. $400 for texts)
This course prepares students for entry-level healthcare insurance billing and coding positions. The program includes Insurance, CPT, and ICD-10-CM coding. This class helps prepare students for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) CPC (Certified Professional Coder) certification examination. Prerequisites: HS Diploma or equivalent, Medical Terminology & Anatomy.

64201 - Online, 4/9/18-6/29/18 (Registration deadline 3/30/18)
Please call 336-328-1750 to register.

Medical Terminology & Anatomy

($180 + apx. $60 for text)
This course is an introduction to the study of the structure of medical words and terms. Emphasis is placed on spelling and defining commonly used prefixes, suffixes, root words, their combining forms, and body organization. Program content covers the basic human anatomy and physiology for all systems, laboratory medicine, pharmacology, elements of medical terms and names of major diseases, including terms used in physical exams, operative procedures and diagnosis. Prerequisite: HS Diploma or equivalent.

64937 - Online, 4/9/18-6/29/18 (Registration deadline 3/30/18)
Please call 336-328-1750 to register.

Nursing Assistant I*

This course includes basic nursing skills required to provide safe, competent personal care for individuals. Emphasis is placed on person-centered care, the aging process, communication, safety/emergencies, infection prevention, legal and ethical issues, vital signs, height and weight measurements, elimination, nutrition, basic restorative care/rehabilitation, dementia, mental health, and end-of-life care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills and be eligible to test for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide 1 Registry.

63268 - Class/Lab: 8:15A-12:15P, TWTh, 1/09-3/20; Clinical: 8:15A-12:15P, TW, 3/21-5/01, AE224, AE222 and various clinical sites; no classes on 3/06, 3/07, and 3/08

63269 - Class/Lab: 5:30-9:30P, MTW, 1/08-3/19; Clinical: 5:30-9:30P, TW, 3/20-5/01, AE224, AE222 and various clinical sites; no classes on 1/15, 3/06, and 3/07

Application deadline December 15

*Students will be admitted to Nursing Assistant I by completed application only. You may download and print application here.
*Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; class space is limited. Application must be completed to turn in.
*Clinical times may vary and will involve travel (reliable transportation is necessary).

Phlebotomy Education & Clinical Experience

Phlebotomy training prepares the student to draw blood specimens from patients for the purpose of testing and analyzing blood. A phlebotomist's job includes maintenance of equipment used in obtaining blood specimen; the use of appropriate communication skills when working with patients; the selection of venipuncture sites; the care of blood specimen; and the entry of the testing process into the computer, as well as clerical duties associated with recordkeeping of the blood tests. The course consists of theory and clinical experiences in performing blood collections. The student must be a high school graduate or have equivalent GED.

63267 – Class/Lab: 8:15A-12:15P, M-F, 1/08-2/12; Clinical: Times will vary, M-F, 2/13-5/07, Various clinical sites; no classes on 1/15, 3/06, 3/07, 3/08, 3/09, and 4/02

Application deadline December 15

*Students will be admitted to Phlebotomy by completed application only. You may download and print application here. Application must be completed to turn in.
* Students will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis; class space is very limited
*Clinical times may vary and involve travel (reliable transportation is necessary).

TEAS Test Prep

($70 or waived)
For prospective nursing students. Prepare for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS-VI) with the TEAS-VI study manual and online practice assessments (form A and B) specific to TEAS version VI.

64288 - 8A-4:30P, FSa, 1/19/18-1/20/18
64289 - 8A-4:30P, FSa, 4/27/18-4/28/18

Veterinary Assistant

($125 + $.55)
This course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction with an 8-hour volunteer experience. Students are expected to complete the volunteer experience within the ten-week course schedule. Course topics will include nutrition, care, handling, and restraint of small animals. Other topics will cover anatomy and physiology, diseases, neoplasia, toxicities, preventive health and wellness, and surgical room procedures. The instructor, Nancy Berdeen, is a licensed veterinary technician with more than 25 years of experience in the veterinary field. Nancy and her husband own and operate Pointe South Animal Hospital in Randleman. A minimum of 18 years of age is required, and high school completion or equivalent is recommended.

63832 - 12-3P, M, 2/19/18-4/30/18

Health Occupations Classes Offered Online

Handling Medical Emergencies
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Medical Receptionist, Introduction
Medical Terminology
Medical Transcription
Optical Assistant
Physical Therapy Aide
Spanish for Medical Professionals I
Spanish for Medical Professionals II
Veterinary Assistant I
Veterinary Assistant II
Veterinary Assistant III

All courses begin monthly on the following dates:
November 8
December 13
January 17
February 14
March 14
April 11
May 16

All courses $70 unless otherwise noted.

To learn more about these online courses, visit the Online Instruction Center at

Continuing Education - Occupational Extension Refund Policy:

A student who officially withdraws from an extension class prior to the first class meeting will be eligible for a 100 percent refund. Also, a student is eligible for a 100 percent refund if an applicable class fails to “make” due to insufficient enrollment. After the class begins, a 75 percent refund shall be made upon the request of the student if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10 percent point of the scheduled hours of the class. Students should see their instructor for further details. No refunds will be made after the 10 percent point, even though the student may not have attended all classes up to that point.