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Health Occupations

These various programs provide training, and other educational exposures designed to provide health 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  Scholarships are available for this course!
Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
Schedule

Dates: December 1, 2020 – March 30, 2021.   

This is an online class (with the exception of required CPR) and uses Blackboard, LMS

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.
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LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations Coordinator | Building – 17
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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

Days: Monday & Wednesday 

Dates: August 17, 2020 – October 21, 2020

Time: 6P-9P

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BROADWELL, LORETTA

Administrative Assistant | Building – 17
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations Coordinator | Building – 17
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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

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 p.m.

Dates: January 12, 2021 – May 11, 2021

Career Benefits

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

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BROADWELL, LORETTA

Administrative Assistant | Building – 17
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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           (There are some scholarships available for this class.)

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

Dates: January 5, 2021 – May 4, 2021

Time:  6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Career Benefits

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

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BROADWELL, LORETTA

Administrative Assistant | Building – 17
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Health Occupations Coordinator, Building 17

 

Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu

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.

 

Our next class will start November 5, 2020 and run through November 22, 2021.  It is scheduled for Monday and Thursday nights and will meet at our Comtech Campus in Pembroke from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. these two nights.  There will be an occasional Saturday class as well.  WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT 8 STUDENTS FOR THIS CLASS. 

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Cost & Requirements

Cost: $182

Requirements: High school diploma or GED

Schedule

DAYS:     Monday & Thursday

TIME:        6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

LOCATION:    ComTech campus in Pembroke

Dates: November 2, 2020 – November 22, 2021

Career Benefits

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

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BROADWELL, LORETTA

Administrative Assistant | Building – 17
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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 – approximately $110

12th grade reading level

Schedule

NIGHT COURSE:

Days: Monday & Wednesday

Dates: February 17, 2021 – August 19, 2021

Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: Robeson Community College Main College

 

HYBRID COURSE:
March 20, 2021 – September 19, 2021

Hybrid format will be taught online with MANDATORY class meetings one weekend per month.

Price, books and requirements are the same as the night class. 

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.

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BROADWELL, LORETTA

Administrative Assistant | Building – 17
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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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: $192.00     (There are some scholarships available for this course.)
    • Doesn’t include the cost for the certification exam
  • $95: Textbook

Requirements: High School diploma or GED

Schedule

Days: Online

Dates: January 4, 2021 – May 11, 2021

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.
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BROADWELL, LORETTA

Administrative Assistant | Building – 17
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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This course meets the requirements for Child Care, Nursing Assistant, Nursing and other agencies that require the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card. Written and performance testing is required. This class is offered as requested by groups of six or more and can be offered during the day, evening, or weekends. This class may also be offered off-campus at your place of business if adequate space is available. We also host classes on or off-site for groups and businesses.

Cost & Requirements

CPR: 

  • Cost: $40

FIRST AID & CPR

  • Cost: $50
    • CPR Card Included for First AID card additional $19 required
Schedule

CPR Dates:

  • 9/11/2020
  • 10/09/2020
  • 11/06/2020
  • 12/04/2020

CPR & First Aid Dates:

  • 09/25/2020
  • 10/23/2020
  • 11/20/2020
  • 12/11/2020
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SAMPSON, BARBARA

EMS Compliance Officer | Building – 17
Email: bsampson@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3371

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FREEMAN, ERIC

Director of Emergency Services Education | Building – 17
Email: efreeman@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3316

This course will meet the requirements for day cares, schools, industries, lifeguards, construction, and other agencies that require the American Heart Association Healthcare provider CPR and First Aid. Written and performance testing is required. This class is offered as requested by groups of six or more and can be offered during the day, evening, or on the weekend. This class may also be offered at your place of business if space is available.

Price

FIRST AID & CPR

  • Cost: $50
    • CPR Card Included 
    • First AID card additional $19 required
Schedule

CPR & First Aid Dates:

  • 09/25/2020
  • 10/23/2020
  • 11/20/2020
  • 12/11/2020
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SAMPSON, BARBARA

EMS Compliance Officer | Building – 17
Email: bsampson@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3371

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FREEMAN, ERIC

Director of Emergency Services & Health Occupations Education | Building – 17
Email: efreeman@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3316

 

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.

Application Deadline October 30, 2020

     Computed Tomography Admission Packet 

Information session for January 2021 Cohort will be held in 1755-A on October 26, 2020 @ 12:00

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COST & REQUIREMENTS

Radiography AAS Degree REQUIRED

Registration $182.00 + Books + Background Check & CBC and Drug Testing + $35 Dosimeter

 

SCHEDULE

Upcoming class dates

January 4, 2021  – May 21, 2021

Course is taught 100% online plus mandated clinical hours

 

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LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

Director of Health Occupations | Building – 17
Email: chlocklear@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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BROADWELL, LORETTA

Administrative Assistant | Building – 17
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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EDWARDS, JAMES MICHAEL

Coordinator for Computed Tomography
Email: jaedwards@robeson.edu

Continuing Education for Career Development