Surry Community Offering Medical Classes in July
Surry Community College is offering several classes in July for those interested in working or advancing their careers in many various avenues within the medical field.
A Medical Coding and Billing Hybrid course will be offered July 10 through Dec. 13 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 10 p.m. in Room J-107 on Surry’s campus at 630 S. Main St., Dobson. The course prepares individuals for entry-level healthcare billing and coding positions. Topics can include, but are not limited to, the roles and responsibilities of this position, managed health care, the life cycle of an insurance claim, legal and regulatory considerations, coding regulations, reimbursement issues, claims instructions, medical terminology, filing commercial claims, insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Workers’ Compensation. New ICD 10 coding will be included in this course. Medical Terminology is strongly recommended prior to this course, and good computer skills are a must. Pre-registration and payment of $183 are required. Call (336) 386-3423 for more information.
Three sessions of Surry’s 188-hour Nurse Aide I course will begin in July. Interested parties can choose to meet each Tuesday and Thursday, July 11 through Nov. 30 from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. and six Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room J-205 on Surry’s campus at 630 S. Main St., Dobson; meet each Monday and Wednesday, July 17 through Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. and six Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room B-148 at The Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville; or meet each Monday and Wednesday, July 26 through Nov. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room J-205 on Surry’s campus at 630 S. Main St., Dobson. The course prepares students to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Students may seek employment in a variety of healthcare settings. Upon successful completion of the CNA I course and certification exam, students will be listed on the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Nurse Aide I Registry. Current cost for the certification exam is $101. Payment of $255 is required and covers the cost of tuition, a urine drug screening, a criminal background check, malpractice insurance and student insurance. Fees are subject to change and additional fees may apply to non-North Carolina residents. Registration is currently open for all students. New students must register in person by coming to J-120 in the Corporate and Continuing Education Office on the SCC Dobson campus. Current or returning students may register online by going to www.surry.edu. Call (336) 386-3423 for more information.
An Emergency Medical Technician – Basic course will be offered July 11 through Dec. 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. in Room 122 of the Center for Public Safety, 1220 S. State St., Mount Airy. The course establishes the basic knowledge needed to provide, under medical authority, pre-hospital emergency care and to pass the NC State and/or National Registry certification exam. Students will acquire basic life support knowledge through a combination of classroom instruction, practical laboratory exercises and clinical experience in hospitals. In order to enroll in SCC’s EMT-B course, interested parties must have a high school diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma and successful completion of the TABE assessment exam for basic reading comprehension skills. Pre-registration is required. Tuition is $180 and may be waived for members of approved NC Lifesaving Organizations. For more information, call (336) 386-3234.
In collaboration with Northern Hospital of Surry County and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Surry is offering a Healthcare Administrative Professional course July 17 through Dec. 13 in Room 110 at The Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. The class will meet each Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is designed to give students an opportunity to learn the skills and earn the certification to work in a physician’s office or patient access area typically found in the hospital setting. Students may earn two national certifications – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification through the National Healthcareer Association and Certified Access Associate (CAA) certification through the North Carolina Association of Healthcare Access Management. Each student will also complete a required shadowing experience. A high school diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma is required. Previous experience working in healthcare or in customer service is preferred. Pre-registration, pre-payment of $183, and immunization records are required. Call Margie Collins at (336) 386-3423 for registration and additional information.