WSCC to host variety of health classes

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

Walters State Community College’s division of Community Education will offer a variety of classes at the Morristown, Sevierville, and Greeneville campuses, beginning in May.

The schedule is as follows:

Certified Nursing Aide Training: 5 – 10 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays, May 19-August 11, on the Sevierville Campus and 4 – 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, May 19-August 11 on the Greeneville Campus.

Nurse aides perform routine patient care, which may include assisting with meals or exercise, taking vital signs and personal hygiene. The course is divided into three components, lecture, classroom skills lab and 35 hours of supervised patient care (clinical) in a long-term care facility.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the state certification examination for nurse aides.

The fee is $699.

For more information, email Patty.Harmon@ws.edu or call 865-774-5851.

CPR-BLS for Healthcare Providers: 5 – 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 6 on the Sevierville Campus and 5 – 9 p.m., Thursday, May 15 on the Morristown Campus.

This American Heart Association course is for students needing the BLS for healthcare providers CPR certification. To enroll, students must currently be working in the medical field or enrolled in a medical related course.

The fee is $50.

For more information, email Patty.Harmon@ws.edu or call 865-774-5851.

Phlebotomy Technician: 5:30 – 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, May 19-Aug. 4 on the Greeneville Campus.

This 10-week program is designed to provide didactic and clinical instruction in venipuncture. The 70-hour program prepares students for collecting blood specimens for laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipuncture safely. Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures, hands-on specimen practice and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.

The program also includes lab exercises; live blood draws and practice with a training arm to prepare students to function at an entry-level job.

Externships will be offered as a separate class and is optional.

The fee is $814.

For more information, email Patty.Harmon@ws.edu or call 865-774-5851.

Registered Dental Assistant: 6 – 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 27-Oct. 14 on the Greeneville Campus. This course is a Tennessee Board of Dentistry approved 120-hour course. Students will cover all aspects of dentistry including, but not limited to, anatomy and physiology, tooth morphology, infection control, and restorative dentistry along with dental office radiology.

Students are required to provide verification of 30 hours of observation at a dental office by the last day of class. A high school diploma or GED is also required.

After completion of the RDA course, the students should register as a dental assistant with the Tennessee Board of Dentistry, complete a background check and obtain a CPR certification. There will be fees required from the board.

The course fee is $774.

For more information, call Patty.Harmon@ws.edu or call 865-774-5851.

-From Staff Reports

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