WCC Offering Short-Term Health Professional Training

WCC Offering Short-Term Health Professional Training

Several short-term health professional training courses are about to begin at Wayne Community College.

These courses run one semester – January to May – and equip students for positions in fields that are constantly seeking employees. They lead to credentials or prepare students to take certification exams.

New this semester is “Sterile Processing Technician.” This course prepares students to work as sterile processing technicians in a hospital or health facility and leads to national certification. Instruction will be provided online with Wednesday evening labs and a 120-hour clinical rotation at Wayne UNC Health Care. High school graduation or equivalent is required. The course runs Jan. 25-May 14.

“Pharmacy Technician” equips students to be retail or healthcare pharmacy technicians and prepares them for national certification. This is an online course that requires meeting with instructors virtually on Tuesday evenings. High school graduation with a 2.6 grade point average or better or equivalent is required and students should have good math skills. The course runs Jan. 25-May 14.

“Phlebotomy Technician” trains students to become qualified phlebotomists and to earn national certification. Classes will be held on campus. Two time/day options are available: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 23-May 8; or 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 25-May 12.

“EKG Technician” teaches students how to interpret cardiac heart rhythms in order to become qualified as an EKG Technician. The course is a prerequisite to national certification as a 12-Lead EKG Technician. Classes will be held on campus 6-9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 25-May 5.

“Health Unit Coordinator” is an online course that trains students for employment as Unit Coordinators for hospitals or physician practices. The course runs Jan. 25-May 14.

“Activity Director” provides basic training necessary to work in a healthcare-related settings. It is the 90 hours of training required by the N.C. Division of Facility Services, including classroom instruction with time spent on documentation including assessment and care planning processes, and clinical experience in an approved skilled nursing facility. Classes will be held on campus, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 1-April 28.

ServSafe Food Safety Training is a one-day course taught on the second Saturday of each month. It prepares students for the ServSafe Food Production Managers Certification Exam that is offered on the third Saturday of each month. Cost for the class is $70 plus textbook and for the exam is $50 plus cost of exam voucher.

“Nurse Aide Level II” equips students to perform more complex skills for patients or residents. Graduates are eligible to apply for listing as a Nursing Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Cost of all of these courses, except ServSafe training, is $180 plus the price of a textbook. Financial assistance may be available for these courses. Contact Maxine Cooper at [email protected] or 919-739-6938 about eligibility.

Potential students should contact Allied Health staff members Elizabeth Curry at [email protected] or 919-739-6929 or Terrie Wynn at [email protected] or 919-739-6935 with specific questions about these courses, including dates that ServSafe and Nurse Aide training will be offered.

For more details on these and other WCC Workforce Continuing Education courses and the spring schedule, go to www.waynecc.edu/continuing-ed/.

WCC conducts in-vehicle COVID-19 screenings on all who work, study, or conduct business in its facilities and requires individuals to wear face coverings and follow standard health protocols.