WSCC offers noncredit health classes

Walters State Community College’s noncredit allied health programs can train students for a new career in the field in months, not years.

The college offers CPR for Healthcare Providers and the AHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certification each month at the Morristown and Sevier County campuses. For more information, contact Dr. Linda Nelms at Linda.Nelms@ws.edu or 865-774-5851.

Morristown Campus

• Phlebotomy Technician – Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 28-Dec. 9, $1,799.

The class prepares students to collect blood specimens from patients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. The class includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm and practice skills need to function as a phlebotomy technician. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the NHA certified phlebotomy technician certification exam.

• Clinical Medical Assistant - $2,999

Oct. 27-Feb. 16, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 6 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or

Oct. 27-Feb. 23, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., 5 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This class trains students to assist physicians by performing duties related to the clinical responsibilities. Students will learn to prepare patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. This includes classroom lectures and hands-on labs. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the NHSA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification process.

Sevier County Campus

• Phlebotomy Technician – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 6-Dec. 17, $1,799.

The class prepares students to collect blood specimens from patients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. The class includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm and practice skills need to function as a phlebotomy technician. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the NHA certified phlebotomy technician certification exam.

• Registered Dental Assistant – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 3-April 13, $2,499

Student spend 120 hours in the classroom plus 30 hours of observation in a dental office. The class covers aspects of dental health: anatomy and physiology, tooth morphology, infection control, restorative dentistry and radiology in the dental office. Observation hours must be completed prior to the last day of class. Students who complete the course are eligible to register as an RDA with the state of Tennessee. This class is limited to 10 students.