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PCC offers variety of classes during 13-week and 8-week semesters

Published Thursday, January 18, 2018
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Although the Spring semester is underway at Piedmont Community College (PCC), those interested can still register for classes that are condensed into 13 and 8-weeks.

PCC’s 13-week classes begin in late January and include:

Writing and Inquiry (ENG 111)
• Available on PCC’s Person County and Caswell County Campuses, Monday/Wednesday, 6-7:15 p.m.
• This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process.
• Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.
• ENG 111 is pre-approved as a Universal General Education Transfer Core course and will transfer to North Carolina public universities.
• Contact: PCC’s Student Development Team, (336) 322-2159 or Patricia.Hatchett@piedmontcc.edu

Gunsmithing
• Various levels offered at a variety of times at PCC’s Person County Campus
• The Gunsmithing curriculum is designed to provide students with the required skills needed to refurbish metal and wood as applicable to firearms, to diagnose malfunctions for repair, and to accomplish more complex custom gunsmithing tasks.
• Course work includes: manufacturing of tools used in the gunsmithing trade, restoration of firearms, stock making, barrel work, repair work, and custom work. The student will accomplish this work by performing actual gunsmithing tasks in a “hands-on” environment.
• Contact: Brian Zappia, (336) 322-2136 or Brian.Zappia@piedmontcc.edu

Quantitative Literacy (MAT 143)
• Offered on PCC’s Person and Caswell County Campuses on Monday/Wednesday, 3 – 4:04 p.m.
• This course is designed to engage students in complex and realistic situations involving the mathematical phenomena of quantity, change and relationship, and uncertainty through project- and activity-based assessment.
• Upon completion, students should be able to utilize quantitative information as consumers and to make personal, professional, and civic decisions by decoding, interpreting, using, and communicating quantitative information found in modern media and encountered in everyday life.
• Contact: PCC’s Student Development Team, (336) 322-2159 or Patricia.Hatchett@piedmontcc.edu

General Psychology (PSY 150)
• Offered on PCC’s Person and Caswell County Campuses on Wednesday, 6-7:40 p.m.
• This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior.
• Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.
• PSY 150 is pre-approved as a Universal General Education Transfer Core course and will transfer to North Carolina public universities.
• Contact: PCC’s Student Development Team, (336) 322-2159 or Patricia.Hatchett@piedmontcc.edu

Introduction to Sociology (SOC 210)

• Online course
• This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions.
• Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts as they apply to the interplay among individuals, groups, and societies.
• SOC 210 is pre-approved as a Universal General Education Transfer Core course and will transfer to North Carolina public universities.
• Contact: PCC’s Student Development Team, (336) 322-2159 or Patricia.Hatchett@piedmontcc.edu

Welding
• Various levels offered at a variety of times
• This program provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.
• Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.
• Contact: Walter Montgomery, (336) 322-2258 or Walter.Montgomery@piedmontcc.edu

An additional round of classes will begin in early March as part of PCC’s 8-week classes. These include:

Developmental Math
• Offered at a variety of times on both campuses
• These classes provide an opportunity to customize developmental math content in specific developmental math areas.
• Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their specific developmental math area of content.
• Contact: PCC’s Student Development Team, (336) 322-2159 or Patricia.Hatchett@piedmontcc.edu

Orientation to Health Careers (HSC 110)
• Offered on PCC’s Person County Campus on Wednesday, 1 – 2:50 p.m.
• Topics include: professional duties and responsibilities, working environments, and various health career choices.
• Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the health care professions and be prepared to make informed career choices.
• Contact: Alisa Montgomery, (336) 322-2213 or Alisa. Montgomery@piedmontcc.edu

Admin Office Proc II (MED 131)
• Offered on PCC’s Person County Campus on Monday/Wednesday, 1 – 3:50 p.m.
• Topics include physical plant maintenance, equipment and supplies, liability coverage, medical economics, and introductory insurance procedures.
• Upon completion, students should be able to manage the economics of the medical office and supervise personnel.
• Contact: Alisa Montgomery, (336) 322-2213 or Alisa. Montgomery@piedmontcc.edu

Nurse Aide II (NAS 102)
• Topics include: the role of the Nurse Aide II, sterile technique and specific tasks such as urinary catheterization, wound care, respiratory procedures, ostomy care, peripheral IV assistive activities, and alternative feeding methods.
• Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills and safe performance of skills necessary to be eligible for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide II Registry.
• Contact: Angela Conner, (336) 322-2235 or Angela.Conner@piedmontcc.edu

Medical Coding Certification Prep (OST 249)
• Offered on PCC’s Person County Campus on Monday/Wednesday, 9-11:50 a.m.
• This course provides instruction that will prepare students to sit for a national coding certification exam.
• Upon completion, students should be able to sit for various medical coding certification exams.
• Contact: Alisa Montgomery, (336) 322-2213 or Alisa. Montgomery@piedmontcc.edu

Phlebotomy Technology (PBT 100)
• Offered on PCC’s Person County Campus on Tuesday/Thursday, 9 – 11:50 a.m.
• Topics include: instruction in the skills needed for the proper collection of blood and other specimens used for diagnostic testing. Emphasis is placed on ethics, legalities, medical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physiology, and specimen collection.
• Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate competence in the theoretical comprehension of phlebotomy techniques.
• Contact: Barbara Hawn, (336) 322-2126 or Barbara.Hawn@piedmontcc.edu