Medical Classes Enrolling at SCC

Surry Community College will be starting several medical classes in August. “These classes are very popular and fill up quickly,” says Debbie Cave, director of the nursing program at Surry. Registration for is currently open for all students.

The following classes are being offered by the Corporate and Continuing Education Department:

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): Nurse Aide Level I prepares the student 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. Current cost for the certification exam is $101. This is a 188-hour course.

Certified Nursing Assistant II (CNA II): Nurse Aide Level II prepares the student to perform more complex skills for patients or residents. Upon satisfactory completion of the CNA II course, the student will be listed with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Current cost of the Nurse Aide II listing is $24. This course is a 192-hour course.

Students are required to have a high school diploma or High School Equivalency diploma, current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR, and a current North Carolina Nurse Aide I. Proof of these prerequisites will be required on the first day of class.

Tuition is $183 plus $53 for urine drug screening and criminal background check and $16 for malpractice insurance. Virginia students will have an additional $10 fee.

The Phlebotomy (Hybrid) class will have face-to-face class meetings on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. starting Aug. 4 and running through Oct. 27. This course prepares the student to work in hospitals, physician offices, as well as privately owned laboratories. The course is in two parts. The first part is 96 hours of didactic and lab. The second part (Phlebotomy II) is 100 hours of clinical. The student will be given a designated clinical site and will perform learned skills while under the supervision of a preceptor.

Students must have a high school diploma or High School Equivalency, CNA I and II, or proof of one of the following: comparable credentials such as CMA, EMT-I, RN, or LPN, or documented previous experience working as a phlebotomist or experience performing venipunctures. Please bring proof of prerequisites upon registration.

Upon successful completion of both parts, the student will be prepared to sit for their national certification exam. The current cost of this exam is $135.

There are a limited number of seats available for this class. Tuition is $183 plus $69 for urine drug screening and criminal background check and $16 malpractice insurance. Virginia students will have an additional $10 fee. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Sports Medicine Technology I Class is a new offering at Surry that will begin on Aug. 11 and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the J-Building on the Dobson campus. This course is designed for students who are looking to work in the field of Sports Medicine such as athletic training, personal training, physical therapy, performance enhancement, occupational therapy, and orthopedics just to name a few. Students will gain necessary skills and knowledge in the basic fundamentals and concepts in health science, medical terminology, emergency preparedness, anatomy and biomechanics, kinesiology and injury, therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation, and fitness programming and design. This program places an emphasis on the learning objectives of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, and the professional domains of competency set by the board of certification for the athletic trainer.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be eligible to sit for a national certification with a number of different nationally accredited organizations such as the NASM, ACE, ACSM, and NETA. In addition to acquiring the skills needed to obtain a national certification, the student will also be positioned to transition into other advanced level programs and degrees in the sports medicine field.

The course is divided into two parts Sports Medicine Technology I and II. Students will be eligible to sit for certification(s) at the end of each part.

ICD-10 Medical Coding Class is ideal for those individuals currently working in medical coding and offered to accommodate medical office personnel who are required to have the new system implemented by October 2015. The class will be in a hybrid format meaning it will be a combination of online classes, as well as face-to-face classes.

The face-to-face class meetings will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Classes will begin Aug. 20 and run through Oct. 8, and will also require work to be completed online. Tammy Grant will be the instructor. The class will meet in Room 107 of the J-Building, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson, on the first night, and subsequent class meetings will be set by the instructor after obtaining student input. The class fee is $183. Students may pre-register online at

For more information, or to register for any of these classes, go to You can contact Margie Collins at (336) 386-3423 or or Debbie Cave at (336) 386-3372 or