This course introduces the American educational system and the teaching profession. Topics include historical and philosophical foundations of education, contemporary educational, structural, legal, and financial issues, and experiences in public school classrooms. Upon completion, students should be able to relate classroom observations to the roles of teachers and schools and the process of teacher education.

This course introduces lateral entry teachers to theories and ages and stages related to human growth and development from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is placed on development through the stages of a child's life in the areas of physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and moral development. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and describe milestones of each stage in all areas of development and discuss factors that influence growth.

This course introduces the human services field, including the history, agencies, roles, and careers.  Topics include personal/professional characteristics, diverse populations, community resources, disciplines in the field, systems, ethical standards, and major theoretical and treatment approaches.  Upon completion, students should be able to identify the knowledge, skills, and roles of the human services worker.

This course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients, residents, or clients in a health care setting. Topics include communications, safety, patient's rights, legal and ethical responsibilities, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, medical terminology, and mental health. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to qualify as a Nursing Assistant I with the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry.

This course is designed to provide basic training to individuals desiring to become an Activity Director in a healthcare related setting. Activity Directors for Adult Care Homes are required by the NC Division of Facility Services to complete a minimum of 50 hours in an approved Activity Director's course. Activity Directors for nursing facilities are required to complete the 50 hour basic course with an additional minimum of 10 hours in documentation including the assessment and care planning process. Colleges must use the state-approved course outlines which include the following modules: (I) Overview of the Activity Professional, (II) Human Development and the Aging Process, (III) Standards of Practice, (IV) Activity Care Planning, and (V) Methods of Service Delivery.

This course focuses on the use of electronic health records in medical documentation and patient management. Emphasis is placed on creating and maintaining patient medical information, scheduling patient appointments, documenting patient encounters, and billing/insurance claim processing. Upon completion, students should be able to perform the required software tasks following a patient visit from start to finish.