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Health Occupations

These various programs provide training, and other educational exposures designed to provide health, beauty, and style occupations students at each level with the common knowledge, skills, and values necessary to perform effectively in the evolving health care workplace.

This course is designed to provide individuals with the required knowledge, tools and resources to become recognized as a certified Community Health Worker (CHW) in North Carolina, working in a variety of healthcare and community settings (health departments, hospitals, federally qualified health centers, clinics, faith-based organizations, etc.).  Upon successful completion of the class, students will be eligible for listing as a NC Certified Community Health Worker.
Cost & Requirements
Cost: $182 
Schedule

Dates:     October 17, 2022 – February 20, 2023

                    December 5th, 2022 – April 3, 2023

                     January 2nd, 2023 – May 8, 2023

Time and Location:  This is a hybrid class.  All class assignments will be online with one Teams meeting  every two weeks after that. 

Career Benefits
This course is designed to provide individuals with the required knowledge, tools, and resources to become recognized as a certified Community Health Worker in NC working in a variety of healthcare and community settings including Health Departments, Hospitals, Clinics, and Faith-based Organizations.
Contact

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations Coordinator | Building – 18
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3609

Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

If you are interested in a career as a state-approved activity director for nursing homes, this is the course you need. You will learn about state and federal regulations, how to plan and implement activities, and various other duties that encompass the activity profession. State regulations set certain criteria to be an activity director. This 60-hour, state-approved course meets the NC qualification requirements.

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Cost & Requirements

Cost: $182

Requirements: In addition to 63 hours of classroom instruction, students must complete 25 hours of hands-on-experience to be completed in a skilled nursing facility under the direction of a qualified practicum supervisor.

Schedule

Dates: March 2023

Days:  Monday and Wednesdays

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Contact
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Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18

Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations Coordinator | Building – 18
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3609

This course is designed to prepare individuals with the theoretical, technical, and clinical skills needed to maintain equipment and provide patient care to those being treated for chronic renal diseases. Class format includes lectures, labs, and clinical activities. Successful completion of this course will prepare the individual for employment as a dialysis technician in hospitals, renal dialysis facilities, and clinics.

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Cost & Requirements

Cost: $182.00

Textbook:  $35.00 (Ordered Separately Online)

Requirements: You must show proof of a 12th-grade reading level by providing a copy of your high school diploma/transcript or GED or you may take advantage of a free comprehension exam given on campus.

Schedule

Days: Tuesday & Thursdays

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Dates: 1/10/2023 – 5/9/2023

Location: Building 17

Career Benefits

After one year of work experience, individuals may be eligible to sit for national certification as a Clinical Hemodialysis Technician.

Contact
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Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations, Coordinator | Building – 18
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3609

This program prepares students to become certified EKG technicians/monitor techs. The course will cover anatomy and physiology of the heart, principles of EKG, and recognition of multiple cardiac dysrhythmias which affect heart function. Students will learn cardiac terminology and medical disease processes. The medical and legal aspects of patient contact will be covered.

Skills include operating EKG equipment, running EKG’s, mounting strips, and the reading and interpretation of cardiac tracings. Students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs. An eight hour CPR class will be offered on a Saturday as a part of the course hours.

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Cost & Requirements

Cost: 182.00   

Textbook:      Current cost from the RCC Bookstore can be checked by calling 272-3520

Requirements: You must show proof of a 12th-grade reading level by providing a copy of your high school diploma/transcript or GED or you may take advantage of a free comprehension exam given on campus.

Schedule

Dates: January 3, 2023 – May 2, 2023 

Location:  Main Campus Building 17

Time:   Tuesday & Thursday

              6pm – 10pm

 

 

Career Benefits

EKG technicians are employed in physician offices, hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities. Monitor technicians are employed in hospitals.

Contact
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Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations Coordinator | Building – 18
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3609

Successful completion of this course will allow you to take the licensure exam offered by the NC Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy. High school diploma or GED required for entry into the program. There are only 16 seats available for this class.

 

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Cost & Requirements

Cost: $182

Requirements: High school diploma or GED

Textbook:  Current cost from the RCC Bookstore can be checked by calling 272-3520

Schedule

DAYS:     Monday & Thursday 

DATES:  August 8th 2022 – June 22nd 2023

TIME:     8:30 – 4:30

LOCATION:    ComTech campus in Pembroke

 

Career Benefits

Access to licensure exam for NC Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy

Contact
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Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant| Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

Townsend, Natavia

Director | Building – 18
Email: ntownsend@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3447

Our six-month program in both fall and spring that will train you to be a phlebotomist. You will receive intense individualized phlebotomy training in theory and skills in the first three months of the course. During the second three months, you will actually practice phlebotomy at hospital and clinic settings supervised by highly skilled professionals.

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Cost & Requirements

$182.00 Registration Fee

Supply and Insurance Fees – $30.60

Book Cost – Current cost from the RCC Bookstore can be checked by calling 272-3520

ONLY 16 STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO EACH CLASS…..

 

Schedule

Phlebotomy Night meets on  Monday and Wednesdays

CLASS BEGINS:  January 18, 2023

TIMES:   6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  RCC,  Building 9, Room 901

 

Phlebotomy Hybrid is online with On Campus Mandatory Classes held 1 Weekend a Month

CLASS DATES: THIS CLASS IS FULL.  FUTURE CLASS DATES TO BE POSTED SOON……. 

MANDATORY CLASS DATES ON CAMPUS ARE :  

 

LOCATION:   Online with 1 Weekend a Month classes meeting in Building 9, Room 901

Career Benefits

A phlebotomist plays a vital part in healthcare by collecting blood specimens from patients for laboratory tests used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Phlebotomists perform venipunctures, finger sticks to obtain specimens.

In addition, phlebotomists also work with laboratory personnel to manage, process and transport specimens collected from patients. In some settings, phlebotomists may perform bedside testing. Phlebotomists work in dynamic, fast-paced environments and are challenged each day with situations requiring specialized knowledge and skill. Hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, research settings, and reference labs all employ phlebotomists. Skilled phlebotomists are in great demand now and many more are projected to be needed in the future.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the Phlebotomy examination given by the ASCP Board of Certification.

Contact
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Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations, Coordinator | Building – 18
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3609

Pharmacy technicians are used in a variety of ways to support the work of a supervising pharmacist. They will assist licensed pharmacists as they provide medication and other health care products to patients. They may assemble prescriptions in a pharmacist’s absence, but the pharmacist must check the medication before it is dispensed to a patient.

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Cost & Requirements

Cost

  • Tuition & Fees: $182.00     
    • Doesn’t include the cost for the certification exam
  • Textbook:  Current cost from the RCC Bookstore can be checked by calling 272-3520

Requirements: High School diploma or GED

Schedule

Pharmacy Tech Day Class meets Monday – Thursday 

Dates:   Summer 2023 

Times:  8:30 am – 3:30 pm  

Location:  Building 9    Room 901

 

Pharmacy Tech Night Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Dates:   January 5th 2023 – May 11th

Times:  6:00pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Building 9, Room 901

OR

Pharmacy Tech Online

Dates: January 9th 2023 – May 14th

Location: Online

Career Benefits

Pharmacy technicians are used in a variety of ways to support the work of a supervising pharmacist. They will assist licensed pharmacists as they provide medication and other health care products to patients. They may assemble prescriptions in a pharmacist’s absence, but the pharmacist must check the medication before it is dispensed to a patient. Pharmacy technicians in North Carolina are considered a valuable part of a pharmacy’s team. The State Board of Pharmacy and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists are looking for more ways to expand the pharmacy technician’s role. From measuring medications to maintaining patient records, your administrative and clinical knowledge will open doors in:

  • Hospitals       
  • Community pharmacies                                                                                                     
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Outpatient clinics                                                                                
  • Pharmaceutical companies                                                                                                                      
  • Subject matter for this class includes pharmacy laws and regulations, pharmacy calculations, pharmacy terminology, proper handling and storage of medications, dispensing systems, labeling requirements, record-keeping, and documentation.
Contact
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Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations, Coordinator | Building – 18
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3609

This course is designed to educate technologists in the post-primary practice of computed tomography. Core topics include but are not limited to, computed tomography procedures and equipment operation, patient care (education, preparation, orientation, and positioning), patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout image, selectable scan parameters, and image processing and display. The program accepts 8 students in each cohort through a competitive application process. Cohorts start in January & July of each year.

     Computed Tomography Admission Packet 

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COST & REQUIREMENTS

Radiography AAS Degree REQUIRED

Registration Fee:          $180.00

Campus Access Fee:        $2.00

Drug and Background Check:        $91

Malpractice Insurance:     $15.00

Dosimeter Device and Monitoring Report Fee:   $55

Textbook Fee:  Current cost from the RCC Bookstore can be checked by calling 272-3520

 

SCHEDULE

Days: 200 online instruction hours plus 491 mandated clinical hours.

Dates:  January – June

              July – November 

Times:  Online Instruction plus hours determined by your selected clinical site

 

Contact

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations Coordinator | Building – 18
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3609

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Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

This course is designed to prepare technologists for post-primary certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging/ MRI.  Course content includes academic activities and clinical experience.  Individuals applying for this course must be a registered or registry-eligible radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, nuclear medicine technologist or sonographer.  Upon completion, students may be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national examination.  Classes begin in January and July of each year

 

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Cost and Requirements

Radiography AAS Degree REQUIRED

Registration Fee:          $180.00

Campus Access Fee:        $2.00

Drug and Background Check:        $91

Malpractice Insurance:     $15.00

Textbook Fee:  Current cost from the RCC Bookstore can be checked by calling 272-3520

Schedule:

Days: 100 online instruction hours plus 500 mandated clinical hours.

Dates: January – June

              July  – December 

Times:  Online Instruction plus hours determined by your selected clinical site

Contact

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations, Coordinator | Building – 18
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3609

Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

This course is designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, therapeutic patient care to individuals who have mental health/behavioral needs in an effective and ethical manner. Course work includes lecture, clinical instruction, isolated clinical experiences, module assignments, module tests, and class projects, delivered through a variety of learning modalities. Successful completion of this instruction will prepare students for Level I American Association of Psychiatric Technicians (AAPT) certification exam and entry level positions for Psychiatric Aides, Mental Healthcare Technicians and Healthcare Techs/Nurse Aides whose primary patient population has special mental health/behavioral needs.

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Cost and Requirements

Registration Fee:          $180.00

Campus Access Fee:        $2.00

Plus Cost of textbook:    Current cost from the RCC Bookstore can be checked

                                                by calling 272-3520

Schedule

Dates: September 19, 2022 – March 6, 2023

This class is 100% online virtual meeting online one night every other week.

Contacts

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations, Coordinator | Building – 18
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3609

Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

This course is designed to provide the necessary skills to work to meet the instructional requirements to become a registered barber a established by the NC Board of Barber Examiners.  

With the support of RCC, you will be prepared to take the state exam and get started in your barbering career. The program is located at our ComTech Campus and is currently accepting applications. 

Students will train in an on-campus barbershop located at RCC’s ComTech Campus in Pembroke. The barber program will teach the students the essentials required in providing complete hair and skin services such as facial massages, razor shaves, modern hairstyling, haircutting, coloring, and chemical services.

 

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Cost and Requirements

Barber Program

Student Fees

2022

 

1st Semester

  • Tuition                                                                                                               $180.00
  • Books                                                                                                                  $295.00
  • Campus Access Fee                                                                                             $ 2.00
  • Student Insurance                                                                                                  $.60
  • Malpractice Insurance                                                                                       $15.00
  • Student Kit (Barbering Kit I & II, Clipper Case)                                        $595.00                                   
  • Student Supplies (Shampoo & Conditioner, Shaving Cream)                   $50.00
  • Barber Board Student Permit                                                                           $25.00
  • Barber Jacket (2)                                                                                                $58.00
  • Student Name Tag                                                                                               $12.00

                                                                                                                      Total: $1,232.60

2nd Semester

  • Tuition                                                                                                                 $180.00
  • Supplies to restock Student Kit                                                                        $50.00

                                                                                                                           Total: $230.00

3rd Semester 

  • Tuition                                                                                                                  $180.00
  • Malpractice Insurance                                                                                         $15.00
  • Student Insurance                                                                                                  $0.60
  • Supplies to restock Student Kits                                                                       $50.00       

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                                                                                                                     Total: $245.60

                                                                                              GRAND TOTAL: $1,708.20        

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 8TH-grade reading level on the TABE test
  • HS Diploma or GED
Schedule

DAYS:  Monday through Friday

DATES:   Classes begin each January

TIMES:  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with an online entity

LOCATION:  ComTech Campus in Pembroke

Contact

Townsend, Natavia

Director | Building – 18
Email: ntownsend@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3447

Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

This comprehensive course provides instruction and hands-on practice in the concepts and techniques of Esthetics.  Topics include safety, skin care, make-up, and other required topics.  

 

 

 

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Cost and Requirements

COST:

REQUIREMENTS:

Schedule

DAYS:  

DATES: CURRENT CLASS IS FULL…..  FUTURE DATES TO BE POSTED.

TIMES:  

LOCATION: 

Contacts

 

 

 

 

 

Townsend, Natavia

Director | Building – 18
Email: ntownsend@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3447

 

 

 

Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

This comprehensive course provides instruction and clinical practice in manicuring, nail building (application and maintenance of artificial nails) and pedicuring.  The course content includes nail anatomy, disorders of nails, and irregularities of nails; theory and salesmanship as it relates to manicuring; actual practice in manicuring; and arm, hand and foot massage. 

 

 

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Cost and Requirements

Cost:  Registration  $182.60

              Malpractice Insurance  $15.00

              Name Tag:  $12.00

              Above fees must be paid upon registration to secure a seat in this class.  

              Nail Tech Kit   $314.98

              Book Bundle   $264.80

              Above kits are purchased from the RCC bookstore.  Prices are an estimate and are subject to change.

Schedule

Schedule:  April 25, 2022 – October 18, 2022     Update….This class is now full….

                       Class will meet on Monday , Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 5:00 pm – 10:00pm

Contact

Townsend, Natavia

Health Occupations, Coordinator | Building – 18
Email: ntownsend@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3447

 

Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

A 4 week course that will educate the student on the honey bee colony, constructing hives, spring, summer and fall management, honey production, wintering hives, identification and control of brood diseases, parasites and predators and the beekeepers options on turning beekeeping into a business.  On the last day of class we will have an optional hands on day where students will learn all about using their equipment and actually check a functioning beehive.

 

 

                                                                                                       Click Here To Register

Cost & Requirements

Cost:  $125 Registration Fee

              $2 Campus Access Fee

              $ .60 Insurance Fee

Total = $127.60

Additional Cost-  If student does not wish to participate in the hands on day there is no additional cost.  Otherwise your instructor will reach out to you to discuss what options are best for you and your future plans for beekeeping.

Schedule

Course Online – This course will begin on the 1st day of each month (Will not run during months with temps below 60 degrees) and run for 4 weeks.  

Hands on day will take place on 1 day during the last week of class in Building 18 (Workforce Development Building) Live Bee Hive Check will also take place on Main Campus

Contact

 

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations, Coordinator | Building – 18
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3609

Chavis, Angela

Administrative Assistant | Building – 18
Email: anchavis@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3603

Continuing Education for Career Development