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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 
Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
Schedule

Dates: August 16, 2021 – December 10, 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.
Contact
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LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

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

BROADWELL, LORETTA

Administrative Assistant | Building – 17
Email: lbroadwell@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

Dates:  August 2, 2021 – October 13, 2021

Days:  Monday and Wednesdays

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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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 – 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

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: May 25, 2021 – September 21, 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

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        

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: August 23, 2021 – January 21, 2022

This class will be held completely online. 

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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BROADWELL, LORETTA

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

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.

 

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:       8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION:    ComTech campus in Pembroke

Dates: August 9, 2021 – June 20, 2022

Career Benefits

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

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BROADWELL, LORETTA

Health Occupations Secretary| Building – 18
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

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

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

****OUR JUNE CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY FULL.  PLEASE CHECK BACK AROUND SEPTEMBER FOR UPDATED CLASS START INFORMATION*****

NIGHT COURSE:

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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

Health Occupations Secretary | Building – 18
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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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: $192.00     
    • Doesn’t include the cost for the certification exam
  • $95: Textbook

Requirements: High School diploma or GED

Schedule

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Dates: August 3, 2021 – December 16, 2021

Location: RCC Main Campus, Building 9, Room 901

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

Health Occupations Secretary | Building – 18
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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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.

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

July 5, 2021 – December 3, 2021

Course is taught 100% online plus mandated clinical hours

 

Contact
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LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

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

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BROADWELL, LORETTA

Health Occupations Secretary | Building – 18
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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

Registration Fee:          $180.00

Campus Access Fee:        $2.00

Drug and Background Check:        $91

Cost of Books and Scrubs

Schedule:

Date: June 21, 2021 – November 19, 2021

Days:  100% online plus mandated clinical hours

Contact

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

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

BROADWELL, LORETTA

Health Occupations Secretary | Building – 18
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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

Cost of book

Schedule

Dates: September 13, 2021 – February 28, 2022

This class is 100% online so there are no face-to-face meetings

Contacts

LOCKLEAR, CHRISTY

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

BROADWELL, LORETTA

Health Occupations Secretary | Building – 18
Email: lbroadwell@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3407

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