Available medical classes at BCCC

Published 2:36 pm Friday, September 29, 2017

The following classes are available at the Washington County Center in Roper through the Continuing Education Department at BCCC. To register, call 252-940-6375 or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu. If participants need transportation to class, they can schedule a ride with Riverlight Transit by contacting Shonita Gibson, transportation coordinator, at 252-793-4041, ext. 255, or by email at ShonitaG@wcchs.org.

Nurse Aide I and II

Beaufort County Community College will offer nurse aide I and nurse aide II training at the Washington County Center beginning January 2018. Nurse aide I will begin Jan. 9, with classes running from 4-8 p.m. and every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nurse aide II begins Jan. 8, running from 4-8 p.m. and every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nurse aide I requires that students must hold a silver Career Readiness Certificate. Students can earn this certificate on the BCCC main campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4:30 p.m. or at the Roper center on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.

Graduates of the program can provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for elderly adults. Although it is strongly encouraged, a high school diploma or GED is not required for entry into the nurse aide I program. Upon completion of the course, the candidate is eligible to apply for the N.C. State Certification Examination. Nationally, the average salary of a certified nurse aide is $23,000. As the average age of the population has increased, the need for nurse aides has grown and will continue to grow. Nurse aide positions are also perfect for people considering a career as a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse.