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Allied Health Programs Career Day is August 10


Haywood Community College’s Career Services and Continuing Education Departments and Haywood County NCWorks Career Center will hold an Allied Health Quick Training Programs Career Day Wednesday, August 10th, 8:30-11:30 am. The event will be held at Haywood County NCWorks Career Center, located at 1170 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786.

The purpose of Career Day is for students and the community to learn about and pre-register for HCC Allied Health quick training programs, including Pharmacy Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medication Aide, and Phlebotomy. Local employers will also be available to speak with participants about available career opportunities now and in the future. 

​​The Nurse Aid Program is a short-term training program that prepares students to work as caregivers in a health care setting such as a nursing home or hospital. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are caregivers who help patients of all ages perform the most basic day-to-day tasks. CNAs work under the supervision of a nurse, and since they have extensive daily contact with each patient, they play a key role in keeping the nurse up-to-date on vital information about the patient’s conditions. 

Medication Aides provide service to patients by providing them with guidance and support for their medication needs. Adult Care facilities need these workers to help administer medications according to individual patient needs. This NC Board of Nursing-approved course meets the training requirements to become qualified as a Medication Aide.

Through Phlebotomy courses, students can become an integral part of the healthcare industry by learning valuable skills related to collecting and labeling specimens for testing. Establishing relationships with donors and patients and ensuring their safety, coupled with the ability to obtain and process samples, are a vital part of a healthcare facility. A phlebotomist plays an important role in healthcare by collecting blood specimens from patients for laboratory testing, which is used in diagnosing and treating disease.

A career as a pharmacy technician prepares students to assist the pharmacist in dispensing medications and advancing patient safety. The HCC Pharmacy Technician Training Program is fully online and prepares students with entry-level pharmacy knowledge in community, compounding, and hospital settings. The Program is a PTCB Recognized Education/Training Program TM.

For further questions or information, please call 828-627-4669 or email