Medical classes enrolling now at Surry Community


DOBSON — Surry Community College will be starting several medical classes in January. “These classes are very popular and fill up quickly,” said Debbie Cave, director of the nursing assistant program at Surry. Registration is open for all students.

The Corporate and Continuing Education Division of Surry Community College is offering the following classes:

Sports Medicine Technology II will begin on Jan. 19 and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the J-Building on the Dobson campus. Sports Medicine Technology I will begin on Jan. 25 and meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the J-Building on the Dobson campus.

These courses are designed for students who are looking to work in the field of Sports Medicine such as athletic training, personal training, physical therapy, performance enhancement, occupational therapy, and orthopedics just to name a few. Students will gain necessary skills and knowledge in the basic fundamentals and concepts in health science, medical terminology, emergency preparedness, anatomy and biomechanics, kinesiology and injury, therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation, and fitness programming and design. This program places an emphasis on the learning objectives of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, and the professional domains of competency set by the board of certification for the athletic trainer.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be eligible to sit for a national certification with a number of different nationally accredited organizations such as the NASM, ACE, ACSM, and NETA. In addition to acquiring the skills needed to obtain a national certification, the student will also be positioned to transition into other advanced level programs and degrees in the sports medicine field.

Advanced registration and payment of $183 class fee are required.

Medical Coding and Billing prepares an individual for entry-level healthcare billing and coding positions. Course topics can include but are not limited to the roles and responsibilities of this position, managed health care, life cycle of an insurance claim, legal and regulatory considerations, coding regulations, reimbursement issues, claims instructions, medical terminology, filing commercial claims, insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Workers’ Compensation. Classes will be held Jan. 13 through June 8 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 10 p.m.in the J-Building, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): Nurse Aide Level I prepares the student to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Students may seek employment in a variety of healthcare settings. Upon successful completion of the CNA I course and the certification exam, the student will be listed in the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Nurse Aide I Registry. The current cost for the certification exam is $101. This is a 188-hour course.

Classes will be taught January through June with two schedules being offered. Classes starting Jan. 13 and running through June 15 will be held at the college’s Yadkin Center, 4649 Highway 601, Yadkinville and will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. as well as six Saturday classes. Classes starting Jan. 19 and running through June 14 will be held in the J-Building, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson and will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. as well as six Saturday classes. Additional CNA I classes will start in February.

Registration is open for all students. New students must register in person by coming to Room 120 in the J-Building (Corporate and Continuing Education Office on SCC Dobson campus). Current or returning students may register online by going to www.surry.edu. Advanced registration and payment of $183 plus $53 for urine drug screening and criminal background check and $16 for malpractice insurance are required. Virginia students will have an additional $10 fee for this service. Fees are subject to change.

Certified Nursing Assistant II (CNA II): Nurse Aide Level II prepares the student to perform more complex skills for patients or residents. Upon satisfactory completion of the CNA II course, the student will be listed with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Current cost of the Nurse Aide II listing is $24. This course is a 192-hour course.

Students are required to have a high school diploma or High School Equivalency diploma, current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR, and a current North Carolina Nurse Aide I. Proof of these prerequisites will be required on the first day of class.

Tuition is $183 plus $53 for urine drug screening and criminal background check and $16 for malpractice insurance. Virginia students will have an additional $10 fee.

The class will be held Jan. 20 through June 22 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. as well as six Saturday classes, in the J-Building, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson.

Advanced registration and payment of $183 plus $53 for urine drug screening and criminal background check and $16 for malpractice insurance are required. Virginia students will have an additional $10 fee for this service. Fees are subject to change.

For more information, or to register for any of these classes, go to www.surry.edu or contact Margie Collins at 336-386-3423 or [email protected] or Debbie Cave at 336-386-3372 or [email protected]

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