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MEDICAL COURSES & CERTIFICATIONS
at Polk Center


Call (828) 894-3095 for additional information, class dates and times.

PLEASE NOTE: Medical class costs will include registration fee(s), mandatory textbooks and workbooks, required immunizations, scrubs for clinical rotations (where applicable) and other incidental costs for personal supplies.

Nurse Aide related programs
Betsy Cuthbertson, Coordinator

Nurse Aide I
Prepares student for State of North Carolina certification test.
Prerequisite: Adequate score on free reading comprehension test


Nurse Aide Refresher
Prepares student for State of North Carolina certification test.
Prerequisite: Proof of previous listing on Nurse Aide Registry


Medication Aide
Prepares student for State of North Carolina certification test.
Prerequisite: Nurse Aide I in good standing on North Carolina Registry

Additional Allied Health Programs
Darla Kleiner, Coordinator

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
Prepares student for national certification and/or registration exam(s).
Prerequisites: High School diploma or GED and adequate scores on free reading and math comprehension tests or transcript proving successful completion of college level reading or English and math. This program includes phlebotomy and EKG training and will be taught in segments requiring more than one registration fee.


Certified Patient Care Technician
Prepares student for national certification and/or registration exam(s).
Prerequisites: Nurse Aide I, Nurse Aide II, High School diploma or GED and adequate scores on free reading and math comprehension tests or transcript proving successful completion of college level reading or English and math. This program includes phlebotomy and EKG training and will be taught in segments requiring more than one registration fee.

NOTE: Required comprehension tests are administered free of charge every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. at ICC-Polk. No appointment necessary.