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.

Cardiovascular Technician

Lecture & laboratory to include Cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, ECG language, cardiac rhythm and sinus rules, atrial rhythms, junctional rhythms, ventricular rhythms, AV blocks, tachycardia, bradycardia, PVC, pacemakers, timing, cardiac stress, halter monitor, operating EKG machine. CPR class and certification exam included. Class trip to facilities actively performing cardiovascular testing.  This is a 112 hour course which leads to National Certification.

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


Physiology of Aging, Understanding Normal Physical,Mental and Social Aspects of the Aging Process.  This is a 48 hour course.

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.

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.

Patient Care Technician

This is a 396 Hour Course combining Lecture, Lab & clinical. This Course integrates Pathophysiology with Anatomy & Physiology.  Other topics include: Medical Terminology, legal, fundamental skill sets, Phlebotomy, EKG, Assisting with Procedures. Clinical Rotations will take place in Hospital and Medical Offices.

Pre-requisites: All students must be Certified Nurse Aide I on NC state registry and have completed a State Approved Nurse Aide I.

Pharmacy Technician

This is a 168 hour long course which includes information necessary to successfully pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination (PTCE).


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