Health Certifications

Phlebotomy Experience

The Phlebotomy program provides theory and clinical experiences needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection. Students will automatically be enrolled in a required 4-hour Technology Awareness course prior to the start of the course. Students will be required to complete 100 clinical hours. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for specimen collections on patients in various health care settings and may be eligible for national certification as phlebotomy technicians with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Instructor: Hodges Cost: $218
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
MLA-3022-01 54215 M 6/6-9/27 5:30-8:30PM OHS 123
M-SU ONLINE
Technology Awareness F 5/27 9AM-12PM OHS 210
MLA-3022-02 55353 M 10/3-12/23 5:30-8:30PM OHS 123
M-SU ONLINE
Technology Awareness F 9/30-10/21 9AM-12PM OHS 210

eLearning CPR Skills Practice & Testing

Are you seeking an alternative to classroom training or wishing to renew an existing AHA certification? The eLearning online course offers a flexible training option. The online cognitive portion, provided by AHA and costs approx. $35 paid to AHA, allows students to complete learning at their own pace and convenience. Students should schedule a Skills Practice and Testing session prior to taking the online cognitive portion. Once students complete the online cognitive portion they should attend their scheduled hands-on skills practice and testing session to complete their certification. During this session students will have the opportunity for one-on-one practice before a skill tests with a certified AHA instructor. Upon successful completion of these parts students will be proficient in the required skills and will receive a certification in the associated discipline. The student will need to bring the eLearning certificate to the appointment along with a valid email address for the certificate. AHA CPR Cards are now eCards, you must have an email address to access your card. Appointment times are M-F 9-7. Appointments will be given in 1-hour increments. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of the materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.  To make an appointment, contact Donna Thompson at 336-342-4261 x2602 or thompsond0374@rockinghamcc.edu.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $35
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7155-03 54286 M-F 7/11-7/15 OHS 125
SEF-7155-04 54287 M-F 8/8-8/12 OHS 125
SEF-7155-01 54363 M-F 9/12-9/16 OHS 125
SEF-7155-02 54364 M-F 10/10-10/14 OHS 125
SEF-7155-03 54365 M-F 11/7-11/11 OHS 125
SEF-7155-04 54366 M-F 12/5-12/9 OHS 125

CPR (American Heart Association-Basic Life Support – Health Care Provider Course)

Learn how to recognize an emergency, care for conscious and unconscious choking victims, recognize signs of a heart attack, rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This course also introduces automated external defibrillation and is approved by American Heart Association. When the course is completed, students receive an AHA/BLS recognition card that is valid for 2 years. No fee exemptions. Prepayment and Pre- registration is required no later than one business week prior to class. AHA Cards are now eCards, you must have an email address to access your card. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of the materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.  To pre-register, contact Donna Thompson at 336-342-4261 x2602.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $45 Fees: $10 Total cost: $55
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7010-04 54276 F 7/15 9AM-1PM OHS 208
SEF-7010-05 54277 S 7/30 9AM-1PM OHS 208
SEF-7010-06 54278 F 8/12 9AM-1PM OHS 208
SEF-7010-01 54353 S 8/27 9AM-1PM OHS 208
SEF-7010-02 54354 F 9/9 9AM-1PM OHS 208
SEF-7010-03 54355 S 9/24 9AM-1PM OHS 208
SEF-7010-04 54356 F 10/14 9AM-1PM OHS 208
SEF-7010-05 54257 S 10/29 9AM-1PM OHS 208
SEF-7010-06 54358 F 11/11 9AM-1PM OHS 208
SEF-7010-07 54359 S 11/19 9AM-1PM OHS 208
SEF-7010-08 54360 F 12/9 9AM-1PM OHS 208

First Aid

The American Heart Association HeartSaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency services (EMS) arrives. Students also learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. When the course is completed, students receive an AHA First Aid recognition card that is valid for 2 years. There are no fee exemptions and First Aid card fees are included in the cost. Pre-payment and pre-registration are required no later than three business days prior to the class. AHA First Aid Cards are now eCards, you must have an email address to access your card. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of the materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.  To preregister, call Donna Thompson at 336-342-4261 x2602.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $30 Fees: $5 Total cost: $35
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
SEF-7077-01 54361 S 9/24 2PM-5PM OHS 208
SEF-7077-02 54362 S 11/19 2PM-5PM OHS 208

Medication Aide

This course is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified as a Medication Aide. The course covers the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics 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.

Instructor: Hurt Cost: $70
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PHM-4100-01 54834 M-TH 1/11-1/27 8:30AM-12:30PM OHS 134

Cardiovascular Technician

This program is designed and approved to prepare the student to become a certified EKG (ECG) and Technician/Monitor. Topics include: Anatomy and Physiology of the heart, principles of EKG, dysrhythmia recognition of sinus, junctional/atrial rhythms, heart blocks and bundle branches and ventricular ectopy rhythms. Skills include operating EKG equipment, running and mounting strips, reading and interpreting 22 types of cardiac lead tracing produced from 12 and five lead monitors. Students will automatically be enrolled in a required 4-hour Technology Awareness course. Upon completion, students will be eligible to apply for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam with the National Health Career Association.

Instructor: Thomas Cost: $202
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
ICV-3111-01 55348 F 9/9-12/9 8:30AM-11:30AM OHS 120
M-SU Online
Technology Awareness F 9/2-9/23 9AM-12PM OHS 120

Medical Assisting

This program 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. Students will automatically be enrolled in a required 4-hour Technology Awareness course prior to the start of the course. Students will be required to complete 40 clinical hours. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to apply for national certification for Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

Instructor: Thomas Cost: $218
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
MED-3300-01 55345 TTH 8/9-12/13 5:30PM-8:30PM OHS 123
M-SU ONLINE
Technology Awareness F 8/5-9/2 9AM-12PM OHS 210

Central Sterile Processing

This program introduces the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician. The course includes practical applications of learned concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Students will automatically be enrolled in a required 4-hour Technology Awareness course prior to the start of the course. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of sterilization/ disinfection in the workplace as well as the principles of distribution of instruments/supplies/equipment. Upon completion, students will be eligible to apply for the National Institute for Certification of Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel Examination (CBSPD).

Instructor: Talley Cost: $180
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
MED-3002-01 56017 TH 9/8 & 9/23 9AM-3PM OHS 209
M-SU 9/8-11/17 ONLINE

Nurse Aide

This program 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, patients’ 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 Certified Nurse Aide l by the N.C. Division of Facility Services.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $218
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
NUR-3240-02 55980 M-TH 5/16-7/28 9AM-1PM OHS 134
M-SU ONLINE
NUR-3240-05 55991 M-TH 5/16-8/11 5:30PM-9:30PM OHS 134
NUR-3240-03 55981 M-TH 5/31-7/13 8:30AM-5PM OHS 134
NUR-3240-04 55982 M-TH 6/6-8/11 8:30AM-5PM OHS 134
M-SU ONLINE

Emergency Medical Technician Initial

The EMT program is designed to teach basic life support skills. EMTs can function in many areas like EMS systems, fire departments, hospitals, rescue squads and physician offices. The class consists of lectures, hands-on skills, and field clinical opportunities. Upon successful course completion, students will be eligible for the NC or National Registry EMT examination. Prices include tuition as well as additional fees for clinical uniform shirts, HCP, CPR card fee, and malpractice insurance. Textbook and workbooks required – contact the RCC Bookstore to purchase. NC tuition exemption status applies, however additional fees and books are the responsibility of the student.

Instructor: Varies Cost: $258
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
EMS-4200-02 55900 MWF 8/15-12/12 8:30AM-11:30AM OHS 123
M-SU Online
EMS-4200-01 55924 MW 9/19-2/1 6-10PM OHS 120
S 8AM-5PM OHS 120

Pharmacy Technician

This training program provides instruction in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, out-patient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, controlled substance procedures, inventory control, and non-sterile compounding. Students will automatically be enrolled in a required 4-hour Technology Awareness course prior to the start of the course. Upon completion, students should be prepared to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings. The student will be eligible to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). The PTCE exam must be taken at a Pearson VUE professional testing center, which is available at RCC. The cost for the certification exam is approximately $130. Course prerequisite: Math pretest.

Instructor: Madren Cost: $192
Course Code Section Days Date Time Loc
PHM-3250-01 55352 TTH 8/23-12/6 6PM-9PM OHS 209
M-SU ONLINE
Technology Awareness F 8/19 9AM-12PM OHS 210

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Bootcamp

MED 7108

This course teaches the medical coding skills necessary for healthcare professionals and covers the application of CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM codes. Students will practice reviewing and assigning the proper procedure and diagnostic codes. In addition, this course is designed to prepare students for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coders (CPC) industry-recognized credential. Basic coding knowledge is recommended. Class will meet face-to-face one night a week and a portion of the coursework will be delivered online. Prepayment of tuition and purchase of course materials is required. Registration fees do not include certification exam fees.

Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist

MED 7104

This course is intended to provide the foundation of knowledge necessary for medical billing professionals. In addition, students will prepare for the industry-recognized Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) certification offered through the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA). This is a hybrid course. Class will meet face-to-face one night a week and a portion of the coursework will be delivered online. Prepayment of tuition and purchase of course materials are required. Registration fees do not include certification exam fees.

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Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu