Northgate Mall Continuing Education

EKG Technician

This course is designed to prepare and train students to function as EKG technicians. Students will become familiar with EKG terminology, cardiac cycles, electrical conduction system and how it affects the heart function, anatomy and physiology of the heart, operating EKG equipment, properly placing EKG leads, and other EKG technician duties. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association examination to become a certified EKG technician. For more information, view the frequently asked questions. 48 hours. $180.35

This course qualifies for financial assistance.

48668 MW 10/21–12/16 6–9 p.m. NGM 101B October 7 registration deadline

Phlebotomy

Through coursework and clinical experiences, students learn how to collect 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 and are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association certification exam for phlebotomy. Students, at their expense, are required to undergo a criminal background check at 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. For more information, view the frequently asked questions. Textbook and study guide required. 200 hours. $300

This course qualifies for financial assistance.

48641 TWTh 8/18–12/14 5:30–9:30 p.m. NGM 103J August 13 registration deadline


Nursing Assistant Program

Prerequisites for Nursing Assistant:

  • 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 (ENG111 or higher) course

Students learn the basic nursing skills required to care for patients in a variety of health care settings. Through classroom instruction, laboratory work, and clinical rotations, students prepare to pass the NC Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation, a requirement to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry.

The course textbook, evidence of negative TB test, uniform, and supplies are required. Students, at their expense, will also be required to undergo a criminal background check at 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.

For more information, contact the Nursing Assistant information line at 919-536-7222 x4314. The Nursing Assistant program is Veterans Administration (VA) approved for VA tuition benefits.

Nursing Assistant I and Nursing Assistant II

View the Nursing Assistant section.