Thursday 18 Jul 2019

Health Careers Training Starting in May

Registration is open for several Wayne Community College short-term training courses that prepare students for health care careers.

The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program, composed of two online courses, will be offered this summer, starting May 16 and ending Aug. 14.

It is an introductory program that leads to a certificate from the college and the opportunity to seek certification from the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Part I introduces medical terminology and anatomy and physiology. It also teaches the fundamentals of medical coding, billing, and insurance. Part II covers health insurance and selecting appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes, as well as legal, moral, and ethical issues.

An Activity Director – Basic course that provides the qualifications necessary to work in a healthcare-related setting will be held. It is the 90 hours of training required by the N.C. Division of Facility Services, including classroom instruction with time spend on documentation including assessment and care planning processes, and clinical experience in an approved skilled nursing facility. The course will be taught 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, May 20 through July 29.

EKG Monitor Technician, a course that serves as the prerequisite for EKG technician certification offered by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians, will be offered. It includes lecture and simulations practice to prepare students for proficiency in reading EKGs and interpreting cardiac heart rhythms. It is scheduled for 6-9 p.m., May 16 through Aug. 13.

For more information on these courses and others offered by Wayne Community College Workforce Continuing Education, such as Health Unit Coordinator, Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy Technician, Medication Aide, and Pharmacy Technician, go to the schedule posted at or contact Allied Health Director Elizabeth Curry at 919-739-6929 or [email protected].

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