The Dental Aide program at NACC is designed to guide you in a variety of skills and provide career pathways into the dental profession. The program is a 15 week course of study which includes classroom instruction and hands-on training.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, dentists are expected to hire more assistants to perform routine tasks so that they may devote their own time to more complex procedures. Demand for dental care continues to grow due to the increasing number of older adults keeping their teeth longer, increased awareness of oral health care, and the need for additional dental services.
This program is open to students 18 years of age or older who have obtained a high school diploma or GED. This program does not result in industry certification and does not carry college credit. It is, however, a 12 week program intended to help you to get your foot in the door in a dental office setting.
In today's economy, having a "plan B" or something to fall back on is a good idea. This program gives you that "plan B" as well as plans C and D, if you want them. Diversified Health Occupations (DHO) is a year long program that will prepare you for an exciting career in the growing health care industry. In fact, this program will not only provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to get one type of job; it will provide you with everything you need to get a job in three rapidly growing health care fields.
You will receive training in three key areas: EKG/Cardiovascular Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Pharmacy Technician. Additional fundamental studies in medical terminology, math, Spanish, and workplace readiness will prepare you to be a skillful employee with a solid foundation in healthcare. In only one year you can receive training and become eligible for certification as an EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Pharmacy Technician.
Northeast offers a non-credit certificate for EKG/Cardiovascular Technician. The EKG Technician performs electrocardiograms (EKGs), administers stress tests, and applies and records Holter monitor results. EKG/cardiovascular technicians assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac (heart) and vascular (blood vessel) ailments. Classes meet one night per week for 12 weeks. Upon successful completion of this program, you may apply for national certification as an EKG Technician.
This program is open to students 16 years of age or older regardless of educational background. A high school diploma or GED is required for certification. The health care industry, in general, remains strong; job prospects are good. Take advantage of the growth and stability expected in this exciting field by enrolling today.
The Home Health/ Hospice Aide Program will teach you how to provide basic patient care to homebound and hospice patients under the direction of nursing staff. Duties may include bathing, grooming, and feeding patients, as well as checking vital signs and changing linens. Your training at Northeast will prepare you to care for patients at home and in health care facilities.
Classes in this accelerated program meet for 24 weeks. Certified nursing assistant is a fundamental part of the training. For those who are currently certified nursing assistants, the program may be completed in 12 weeks. Clinical work is completed during day-time hours off campus.
This program is open to students 18 years of age or older regardless of prior educational attainment.
The nursing assistant program at NACC prepares students to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA). This program requires classroom work, lab practice, and an internship. It does not offer college credit and will not lead toward a college degree.
CNAs provide basic patient care under the direction of nursing staff. Duties may include bathing, grooming and feeding patients, as well as checking vital signs and changing linens. Nursing assistants help care for individuals confined to hospitals, nursing care facilities, and mental health settings. Persons who are interested in, and suited for, this work should have excellent job opportunities.
Students must be 16 year of age or older and show proof of a negative TB skin test prior to clinical training. Additional requirements may apply.
The Patient Care Technician program prepares you for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. This certificate provides training and opportunity for certification in Nursing Assistant, EKG/Cardiovascular Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician, as well as general studies in Spanish for Healthcare, Math for Healthcare, Medical Terminology, and Workplace Readiness.
This program is designed to give you multiple pathways to employment in the healthcare field. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take certification exams for Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician. This program does not offer college credit and will not lead to a college degree.
This program is open to students 18 years of age or older. Some certification agencies require a high school diploma or GED. Contact the Skills Training Office for more details.
The Pharmacy Technician program at Northeast prepares you for a fast growing and rewarding career as a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists in providing medication and other healthcare products to patients. Technicians are trained to perform routine tasks in preparing prescription medication such as counting tablets and labeling bottles.
The course duration is 8 to 12 weeks with classes meeting one or two nights per week. Upon successful completion of this program students will be eligible for national certification examination and state licensure.
This program is open to students 18 years of age or older. A student must have a high school diploma or GED to apply for certification.
The Phlebotomy Technician program at NACC prepares you for a rewarding career in healthcare. Phlebotomy technicians work under the supervision of medical laboratory technologists or laboratory managers and may be employed throughout the healthcare system. Training includes classroom instruction with clinical studies - experience that places you side-by-side with a seasoned phlebotomist or lab technician for real-life experience.
Classes meet two nights per 12 weeks. Clinical studies follow over the next several weeks and are scheduled outside of class time. Upon successful completion, you may apply for national certification. While many employers do not require certification as a phlebotomy technician, your commitment to attaining that certification may provide you the advantage in the job market.
The plumbing program at NACC will prepare you to enter a rewarding career in plumbing. Students will be prepared with a 144-hour-long course of study. During this course of study, students will be placed in a (paid or unpaid) apprenticeship program. The Alabama State Plumbers and Gas Filters Examining Board will count the apprenticeship hours earned in college to count toward journeyman status, which means that NACC students will be eligible to attain journeyman status one year after completing the program.
Job growth for plumbers and pipefitters in Alabama's Workforce Region 2 is expected to be slow and steady through 2014. However, a renaissance in construction is very likely to increase demand.
For information on any of these programs, contact Mrs. Julie George.