Surry to hold medical and nursing classes in July and August


DOBSON — Surry Community College will have several opportunities for people interested in nursing and other medical careers this summer.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)- Nurse Aide Level I will be taught July through December with several schedules being offered. Classes starting July 13 will be held at the college’s Yadkin Center, 4649 U.S. 601, Yadkinville, and will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. and on several Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes starting July 14 will be held on the Dobson campus in the J-Building and will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. and on several Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Classes starting July 20 will be held on the Dobson campus in the J-Building and will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. and on several Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes starting Aug. 3 will be held at the college’s Elkin Center, 1461 N. Bridge St., Elkin, and will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes starting Aug. 11 will be held at the college’s Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain, and will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This course 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 on the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Nurse Aide I Registry. Cost for the certification exam is $101. This is a 188-hour course.

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. Go to www.surry.edu for specific dates, times, and locations. 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. Call Margie Collins at 336-386-3423 for more information.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)- Nurse Aide Level II will be taught with a choice of day or evening class times. The day class meets Aug. 4 through Dec. 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The evening class meets July 15 through Dec. 14 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. There will also be some Saturday classes held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both classes will be held in the J-Building on the Dobson campus.

This course 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. Visit www.surry.edu for specific dates and times. Call Margie Collins at 336-386-3423 for more information.

Phlebotomy (Hybrid) will have registration on July 17 at 9 a.m. in the lobby of the Corporate and Continuing Education Office in the J-Building on the Dobson campus. This hybrid class will have face-to-face class meetings on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. starting Aug. 4 and running through Oct. 27. This course prepares the student to work in hospitals, physician offices, as well as privately owned laboratories. The course is in two parts. The first part is 96 hours of didactic and lab. The second part (Phlebotomy II) is 100 hours of clinical. The student will be given a designated clinical site and will perform learned skills while under the supervision of a preceptor.

Students must have a high school diploma or High School Equivalency, CNA I and II, or proof of one of the following: comparable credentials such as CMA, EMT-I, RN, or LPN, or documented previous experience working as a phlebotomist or experience performing venipunctures. Please bring proof of prerequisites upon registration.

Upon successful completion of both parts, the student will be prepared to sit for their national certification exam. The current cost of this exam is $135.

There are a limited number of seats available for this class. Tuition is $183 plus $69 for urine drug screening and criminal background check and $16 malpractice insurance. Virginia students will have an additional $10 fee. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. For more information, call Margie Collins at 336-386-3423.

Sports Medicine Technology I is a new offering at Surry that will begin on Aug. 11 and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the J-Building on the Dobson campus. This course is 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.

The course is divided into two parts Sports Medicine Technology I and II. Students will be eligible to sit for certification(s) at the end of each part.

There are a limited number of seats available. Advanced registration and payment of $183 class fee are required. For more information, call Margie Collins at 336-386-3423.

A Pharmacy Technician class will begin Aug. 17 and run through Nov. 9 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the J-Building on the Dobson campus. This course prepares students to work under the supervision of a pharmacist in a hospital or retail pharmacy. Topics covered include drug classification, drug distribution, anatomy and physiology in relationship to disease with an emphasis on drug therapy, and laws and regulations basic to pharmacy practice.

Students who complete this course successfully may sit for a national certification exam through Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). This is a 96-hour course. Advanced registration and payment of $183 is required. Students must have a High school diploma or High School Equivalency diploma in order to take the certification exam. For more information, call Margie Collins at 336-386-3423.

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