Continuing Education – Healthcare

Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body.  Topics include a basic study of body systems and an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology.

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Substance abuse is a national problem that shows no discretion and impacts everyone. Brunswick Community College is now offering the Substance Abuse Counseling program. Our program and courses have been approved by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB). The Substance Abuse program is designed to prepare students for a career in the substance abuse field and assist them in the process of State Certification/Licensure. The program is made up of 3 individual courses:

  • Introduction to Addictions Counseling
  • Treatment of Addictions
  • Contemporary Issue in Addictions Treatment

*Refer to documents below for further class information.

These programs are specifically designed to fulfill initial requirements for Certification/Licensure by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.

There will be some additional requirements to become a certificated substance abuse counselor such as supervision and clinical experience, students will be responsible for completing these requirement. For additional information on the state requirement to become a CSAC, go to www.ncsappb.org.

For more information contact Lori Summerlin at 910-755-7408

EKG Technician

Students will learn basic anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology of the heart. The student will be introduced to the EKG, components of the EKG and be able to safely obtain an EKG. Students will also learn to recognize normal and abnormal EKG’s and begin basic EKG interpretation.

Legal Aspects for Healthcare Providers

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills used by nurses in staying legally safe in day-to-day practices.  Lectures, demonstrations, and shared experiences are the principal methods of instruction.  This course includes rules and regulations with regard to charting, negligence, malpractice, depositions, and trials.

Clinical Medical Assistant

This 368 hour course combines lecture, lab, and clinical and covers the following subjects: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, Medical Terminology, Basic Math, Legal,  Fundamental skill sets, Pharmacology, Phlebotomy, and EKG.  During lab, students will be assisting with procedures and clinical rotation at various clinical agencies.  This will take place in a variety of Physician, Nurse Practitioner, & Physician Assistant offices.  Pre-requisites for this course include: Healthcare Career Focus and Students must be a CNA I on the NC state registry.

Nurse Aide I

This course combines lecture and laboratory with a clinical experience at a designated health care agency. Upon completion of this course the student will be eligible to take the North Carolina State Nurse Aide I exam. Students are required to wear a uniform, purchase textbooks / listed supplies, complete the two day HRD Career focus requirement, health history, physical exam, immunizations, copy of driver’s license and social security cards prior to registering. CPR certification is included. All prospective students must pick up the Health History/Immunization packet when registering for HRD Career focus class.

Nurse Aide II

This course prepares graduates to perform more complex skills for patients or residents regardless of the setting. A skill evaluation is required for documenting student competency. This course combines classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply for listing as a Nurse Aide II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing Nurse Aide Registry. In all employment settings, the listed Nursing Assistant II will work under the direction and supervision of licensed personnel. Prerequisites: High School Diploma or GED and NC Nurse Aide I Registry listing.

Pharmacy Technician

This two part course provides the student with basic knowledge and skills required to work as a technician assistant in a pharmacy.  Course topics covered include: drug classification; drug distribution; anatomy and physiology as related to disease with an emphasis on drug therapy; and laws and regulations basic to pharmacy practice.


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