Nursing Assistant II


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This course provides Basic Nursing Assistant II skills taught in accordance with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences are included. Tasks include oxygen therapy, suctioning, sterile dressing changes, IV fluid assistive activities, ostomy care, gastrostomy feeding/nasogastric feedings, and catheterizations. Upon successful completion of the course and skill/competency evaluation, the… Read more »

At Center – Personal Care Aide


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This Class is offered in person at our center – 1616 Patton Ave. Asheville NC Personal home care aides constitute one of the largest and fastest-growing workforce fields in the country. This learner-centered class will include guest speakers from the health care industry, role plays, case scenarios, small-group work, and other forms of interactive learning… Read more »

Direct Care Basics


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This course provides employability skills training for unemployed and underemployed adults. The curriculum framework is based on personal home care aid training and includes entry-level skills development such as terminology and basic concepts, development of skills required for functional concept’s required for home aid care workers, and pathways and career options available at this phase… Read more »

Veterinary Assistant Training: Advanced


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We will expand upon some of the small animal topics discussed in the Beginning Veterinary Assistant Course. Additional topics will include small animal chronic and frustrating diseases, prescription diets, evaluating laboratory tests, behavior, pharmacology and dentistry. Restraint, handling, basic husbandry and diseases of pocket pets, reptiles and birds will be discussed along with large animal… Read more »

Veterinary Assistant Training: Beginning

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Learn the basics of working in a veterinary hospital. Course topics include canine and feline anatomy and physiology, reproduction, nutrition, restraint and handling, infectious and metabolic diseases, prevention health, first aid, diagnostics, and surgical room procedures, as well as equine medicine. Note: This course offers non-paid, supervised internship programs with the Humane Society of the… Read more »

Nursing Assistant I


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This state approved course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients, residents, the elderly or others requiring medical assistance in a healthcare setting. Emphasis is placed on the aging process, communications, patient safety, patient’s rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, and mental health. Through classroom instruction, laboratory work and… Read more »

Intro to Direct Care Work


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Would you like to become a home care aide?  This course is perfect for you and Fee Waived to those who qualify! This course provides skills training related to providing personal care skills (non-nurse aide personal care tasks pertaining to activities of daily living such as assistance with dressing, grooming, mobility, skin care, eating, etc.)… Read more »

At Center – Nurse Aide I


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This Class is offered in person at our center – 1616 Patton Ave. Asheville NC This course provides basic training in the entry-level caregiving skills needed to work as a Nursing Assistant in various healthcare settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, or private homes. Additional information needed for registration is available at Choose the… Read more »

Pharmacy Assistant


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This course is specifically designed to orient students to the work of pharmacy technicians. It will deal with the clinical applications of drug regulation and control, pharmaceutical terminology, medications and their usage, as well as a general review of community pharmacy practice. Upon completion of this program, a student should be ready to enter on-the-job training… Read more »

Medical Office I, Introduction to Terminology & Coding


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Provides an introduction to medical terminology and looking up the medical codes for diseases and treatments. Goal is to provide skills for entry-level clerical employment in a doctor’s office or clinic. Examples of jobs would be receptionist, records clerk, check-in and check-out. No prerequisites.