Surry Community College is offering the following Allied Health
courses in July for those interested in entering the medical field.
Central Sterile Processing
is a new course designed to introduce the primary responsibilities of a
central sterile technician that leads to certification through the
International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material
Management. The course includes practical applications of learned
concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage,
distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance
and inventory management. Upon completion, students should be able to
apply the principles of sterilization and disinfection in the workplace,
as well as the principles of distribution of instruments, supplies, and
The class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July
7 through Nov. 19, from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. at The Yadkin Center, 1001
College Drive, Yadkinville. Seven Saturdays (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) will
be required in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. Tuition is
$257 along with an exam fee of around $120. Textbooks and immunizations
Medication Aide is a course is
designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified as a
Medication Aide. The course will cover the six rights of medication
administration via the oral, topical, and installation routes, medical
asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implications. Upon
completion, students should be able to take the competency exam and
demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North
Carolina Medication Aide Registry.
The class will be held on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon July 14 through July 30, at
Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. The complete schedule
is available on surry.edu. Tuition is $71. Prerequisites include Nurse
Aide I and a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma.
Nurse Aide I Refresher
is designed to provide individuals with a review of the knowledge and
skills that must be demonstrated on the National Nurse Aide Assessment
Program examination, which is necessary for being listed on the North
Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. Individuals who are eligible to take
this course are either listed on the North Carolina Division of Health
Service Regulation Nurse Aide I Registry, but have let their
certification lapse no more than 48 months or individuals who wish to
obtain a Nurse Aide listing in North Carolina, but have let their
listing expire on another state’s registry. Call for specifics. This
Nurse Aide I Refresher program is approved by the Division of Health
The class will meet on Mondays and
Wednesdays, July 6 through July 29 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Surry
Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. Tuition is $127. No textbook
Nurse Aide I classes will prepare
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 the certification exam, the student will be listed on the North
Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Nurse Aide I Registry.
This is a 192-hour course. Current cost for the certification exam is
$120. Immunizations required.
Interested individuals can choose to
enroll in one of four class sessions. In Dobson, the class will be held
each Monday and Wednesday, July 20 through Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. (except July 20 when class will dismiss at noon) at Surry Community
College. An additional class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July
21 through Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. on the Dobson campus. The
Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville, will hold the class on
Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. The Pilot Center, 612 E.
Main St., Pilot Mountain will offer the class on Tuesdays, July 14
through Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with four Friday or Saturday
clinicals from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Payment of $257 is required and
covers the cost of tuition, a urine drug screening, a criminal
background check and malpractice insurance. Fees are subject to change.
Non-North Carolina residents looking to enroll are only required to pay
an additional $12.50 for the purpose of an out of state background
Registration is currently open for all students. New
students will need to call (336) 386-3423 to make an appointment to
register. Current or returning students may register online.
Surry has several medical courses enrolling throughout the year. Visit the Allied Health page
for a complete list of offerings and requirements for enrollment. Call
Margie Collins at (336) 386-3423 for more information or registration.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule may change or go online.
Choosing a college is an important decision, and we’re pleased that you’re interested in Surry Community College.