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Durham Technical Community College at Northgate Mall
The Durham Tech satellite at the Northgate Mall is located at 1058 West Club Boulevard, near Ruby Tuesday, Lower Level, Office Area #6. The main phone number for the Northern Durham Center is 919-536-7239, ext. 4313.

Nursing Assistant I, Nursing Assistant I Refresher, and Nursing Assistant II

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Central Sterile Processing

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 college-level English (ENG 111 or higher) course.

This course is designed to introduce the primary responsibilities of a central sterile processing technician. Upon completion, students are able to apply the principles of sterilization and disinfection in the workplace as well as distribution of instruments, supplies, and equipment. Students also prepare to take the Certification for Health Care Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician’s exam. At students’ expense, they will also be required to undergo a criminal background check at www.studentscreener.com and to 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. Textbook included. 96 hours. $343.35 More information is provided in frequently asked questions. This course qualifies for the ConnectFunds Grants and the SECU Scholarship.

39686
MW 1/27–5/19 6–9 p.m. NGM 103J


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

39691 MW 1/27–5/21 6–9 p.m. NGM 101B
39690 TTh 1/28–5/20 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 Grants and SECU Scholarship.

39987 MW 2/3–5/28 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. NGM 101B
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 Grants and SECU Scholarship.

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

39996 TTh 2/11–7/31 5:30–9:30 p.m. NGM 103J


New! Medical Coding I/CPT/HCPCS

This course provides the foundation to build your skills in the medical profession by focusing on the language of medicine and emphasizes prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Learn the medical vocabulary that relates to anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, diagnostic treatment, and procedures of various body systems. Students learn to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms. Textbook required. Recommended prerequisites include sound keyboarding skills, a basic understanding of and access to word processing software, and basic file management skills.Textbook required. Registration procedures for online courses. 90 hours. $180

39994 TTh 1/21–4/17 6–9 p.m.

NGM 101B

39993   1/21–4/17 ONLINE  

 

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