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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and American Heart Association CPR Courses

See the course list for American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Courses, EMS Initial Provider, EMS Recertification, EMS Instructor, EMS Online Continuing Education, and other EMS offerings.

Health Care Professionals

Prerequisites:

  • COMPASS Reading placement score of 70 or better, OR
  • Proof of successful completion of Reading 80 or 90 at Durham Tech, OR
  • A transcript documenting successful completion of a collegelevel English (ENG 111 or higher) course
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

This course provides training for the skills required to work as a medical administrative assistant. Course topics include electronic medical records, health insurance, basic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, effective telephone etiquette, appointment scheduling, internal and external customer service, financial records of patients, and preparation of medical reports. Students also gain experience in understanding medical laws and ethics, using effective oral and written communications, handling front-office operations, and assisting physicians and medical staff. After successful completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association certification exam for medical administrative assistants (CMAA). Students must have working knowledge of computer skills. Textbook required. More information is provided in frequently asked questions. 99 hours. $184. This course qualifies for the ConnectFunds Grants.

41053 MW 5/28–9/29 6–9 p.m. NGM 101B
41052 TTh 6/10–10/7 9 a.m.–noon NGM 101B

Health Unit Coordinator

Prepare to become a health unit coordinator, administrative clerk, and/or patient account associate. These occupations are present in almost every hospital, nursing home, and extended care facility. Students learn to complete occupational responsibilities such as coordination and customer service procedures, transcription of physician treatment and medication orders, patient admission processing, discharge and transfer, and proper maintenance of patient medical records. The course emphasizes both nontechnical and technical skills. Must have working knowledge of computer skills. Students, at their expense, are also required to undergo a criminal background check at www.studentscreener.com and show proof of specific immunizations prior to beginning the clinical portion of the training. Certain findings on the criminal background check may prohibit students from completing the program. Textbooks required. 160 hours. $233. More information is provided in frequently asked questions. This course qualifies for the ConnectFunds Grant.

41070 MW 5/19–9/10 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. NGM 101B

Medication Tech

This course prepares unlicensed medical personnel in adult care homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes to take the Medication Administration Exam, administered by the NC Division of Facility Services. Students receive instruction in the correct policies and procedures for administering medications. Topics include, but are not limited to, drug interactions; side effects; and the administration of liquids, pills, subcutaneous injections, and topical treatments. Other topics such as controlled substances and their documentation, dosage calculations, unit dose administration, and the proper disposal of unused medications and sharps are also included. 27 hours. $129

41071 MW 5/19–6/18 6–9 p.m. NGM 103J

Phlebotomy

This course provides theory and clinical experiences needed during training for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for venipuncture and specimen collections on patients in various health care settings. After successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association certification exam for phlebotomy. Textbook and Study Guide required. 200 hours. $300. More information is provided in frequently asked questions. This course qualifies for the ConnectFunds Grant..

Evening class students please note: If there is any offsite clinical training, it will only be offered during the day.

41073 TTh 8/19–12/16 5:30–9:30 p.m. NGM 103J
41235 MW 6/2–10/20 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. NGM 103J


Medical Coding

See the course list for Medical Coding.

Nursing Assistant

See the course list for Nursing Assistant and TEAS test preparation.

 

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