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Subscribing to the philosophy of “life-long learning,” the Continuing Education Division offers a wide range of courses and programs for adults of all ages and interests.

Allied Health

Interested in becoming a Nurses Aide?

Please call 910-296-2080 for more information.

JSCC is dedicated to producing high quality, professional, knowledgeable, and sought after Nursing Assistants. These courses are designed to produce the best nursing assistants around! For this reason, class sizes are limited.

Requirements for Nurse Aide Level I & II

Prior to enrollment in the Nurse Aide program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a Tuberculosis & Flu Shot within the past year.
  • Must have Measles, Mumps, & Rebeola Shots vaccination records. If you were born before 1957 you do not have to provide these records.
  • Must have a NC Statewide Criminal Background Check & Drug Screen.
  • NA I – you must take the Career Readiness for Healthcare class, which leads to a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).
  • NA II - you must have a high school diploma or GED and be currently listed as an NA I on the North Carolina NA I registry.

Nursing Assistant I 

This course prepares students to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis is on the process of aging including mental, social, and physical needs of the elderly; patient's rights; nutrition management; elimination procedures; safe environment; restorative services; personal and special care procedures and activities; human body structure and related common diseases/disorders; communication and documentation; death and dying and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. A skills/competency evaluation is required for determining student competency. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and the skills/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the NC State Exam to be placed on the NA I registry. The Nursing Assistant I class includes 156 hours of classroom/lab instruction and clinical rotation.

Nursing Assistant II 

This program prepares students to perform more complex skills for patients or residents regardless of the setting. Emphasis is on infection control including principles of sterile technique and dressing changes for wounds over 48 hours; elimination procedures including catherizations, irrigations, and care of established ostomies; intravenous site care; observation and removal; oropharyngeal suctioning; established tracheostomy care; observation and maintenance of oxygen therapy; breaking/removing fecal impactions; enteral nutrition for existing infusions and roles of Nursing Assistant II with members of health-care teams. A skill/competency evaluation is, required for documenting student competency. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skills/competency evaluation, graduates are eligible to apply for listing as a Nursing Assistant II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The Nursing Assistant II class includes 80 hours of classroom lab instruction and 80 hours of clinical rotation.

Medical Terminology

This course is an introduction to the study of the structure of medical words and terms. Emphasis is placed on spelling and defining commonly used prefixes, suffixes, root words, and their combining forms. Program content covers the basic human anatomy and physiology for all systems, elements of medical terms and names of major diseases, including terms used in physical exams, operative procedures and diagnosis.

Pharmacy Technician Training

This course is designed for individuals who will be trained to work under the supervision of a pharmacist in a pharmacy. The course provides the student with basic knowledge and skills required to work as a technician in a pharmacy. Course topics covered include drug classification, drug distribution, anatomy and physiology as related to disease with an emphasis on drug therapy, laws and regulations basic to pharmacy practice.

Medication Technician

This course is designed to prepare the unlicensed medical person in adult care homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and prisons to adminster medications. Students that successfully pass this course will be eligible to take the North Carolina medication exam.

Medication Aide

The course is designed to prepare the persons to take the competency testing required for listing as a Medication Aide in the state of North Carolina. This course covers the basic preparation for adminstration of medications by unlicensed persons in a variety of settings. There will be mulitple skill lab opportunities within the course as well as skills competency testing. The student must pass the state competency test to be listed on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry.

Title IX - Sexual Misconduct: James Sprunt Community College is committed to providing and promoting an environment in which students can engage fully in the learning process. Incidents of sexual misconduct to include sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence will not be tolerated and should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator, Debbie Martin @ 910-296-1429 or email: If you wish to speak with a confidential source, you may contact the counselors in Student Services: Amber Ferrell @ 910-296-2506 or email: and Mary Elizabeth McIntosh @ 910-296-6003 or All reports will be confidential.

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