Healthcare (Non-degree)

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Prepare for a career in the fastest growing positions in the healthcare industry. Explore healthcare career readiness and continuing education opportunities at Central Piedmont. These programs include relevant course, certification, and exam prep offerings.

Continuing education courses at Central Piedmont are not offered for college credit and are designed as a fast track to provide education, training, and marketable upskilling to gain employment in in-demand healthcare fields. 

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Allied Health

  • Assisted Living Administrator in Training (AIT)

    The course consists of

    • 33 hours of in class instruction
    • 42 hours online
    • 120 hours preceptorship
    • total: 195 hours

    The class will meet on six Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Levine Campus

    This course will prepare you for the state certification test for assisted living administrators. 

  • EKG Technician

    HEA-7315 EKG Technician

    • average earning potential: $34,100
    • time commitment: hybrid (online and in-person), 16 weeks (112 hours)
    • outcome: certificate of completion

    Permission required to register. 

  • Healthcare 3D Printing

    HEA-9000 Introduction to Healthcare 3D Printing

  • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

    While each of the following courses may stand alone for continuing education (CEU) completion certificates, all are required in the following sequence to earn the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate. 

    • average earning potential: $45,240
    • time commitment: 1 year
    • outcome: completion certificate, national certification


    • HEA-7625 Medical Keyboarding
    • HEA-7254 Exploring Medical Language
    • HEA-7290 Medical Reimbursement Specialist
    • HEA-7291 Advanced Coding
  • Telemedicine for Medical Assistants

    MED-7100 Telemedicine for Medical Assistants

    Students interested in this course must be a credentialed medical assistant. This course introduces medical assistants to assisting a provider with telemedicine visits. The use of telemedicine will be introduced using the TytoCare exam kit.

  • Nurse Aide

    NUX-7501 Nurse Aide

    • time commitment: in-person, 16-18 weeks

      • We also offer a summer option with a shorter time commitment. 
    • outcome: eligible to sit for state certification

    NAS-7503 Medication Aide and Dementia Certification

    Students interested in this course must have an active Nurse Aide I registry with no substantial findings. This course covers the basic preparation for administration of medications by unlicensed persons in a variety of settings. It is designed to prepare persons to take the competency testing required for listing as a Medication Aide in the State of North Carolina (NC). Each agency will have rules, policies, and regulations that you will have to adhere to in addition to the ones outlined in this course. Be sure you know and follow the regulations of your agency. In addition to learning how to prepare and administer basic medications safely, this course will also prepare the learner to gain a better understanding on how to administer medication to a patient with Dementia. 

    Learn More about our Nurse Aide Program

    Visit Accelerated Career Training for more information on our Nurse Aide non-credit, continuing education program. 

  • Opening a Small Family Care Home

    LLI-7990 Opening a Small Family Care Home


  • Phlebotomy

    MLA-7001 Phlebotomy

    • time commitment: in-person, 16 weeks 
    • outcome: eligible to sit for national certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

    Required: Proof of high school/GED completion. Department permission required.

Central Sterile Processing

  • Program and Course Information

    • time commitment: in-person at Central Campus, 562 hours (including clinical time)
    • daytime program
      • applications due December 1, 2023
      • course I/module I: 1.8.24 – 3.1.24, in-person class meetings Monday – Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a lunch break
      • Course II/Module II: 3.11.24 – 5.8.24, in-person meetings Monday – Wednesday, at least 8 hours per day (exact times are based on clinical preceptor start times)
      • Course III/Module III: 5.13.24 – 7.10.24, in-person meetings Monday – Wednesday, at least  hours per day (exact times are based on clinical preceptor start times)
    • outcome: eligibility to sit for the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) and Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) exams
      • Central Piedmont’s complete program uniquely includes clinical hours with our local industry partners. This saves you the time and hassle of searching for facilities that allow hour completion to meet your eligibility requirements. This means that once both modules are successfully completed, you graduate and are immediately eligible to sit for the HSPA and CBSPD exams for quicker certification and employment as a certified central sterile processing technician.
    • requirements: 
      • proof of valid identification confirming 18 years of age by the start of clinical hours
      • eligibility to take ENG-111
      • medical records packet completion 
      • This program requires clinical hours. Our clinical partners require a criminal background check and drug screen. These will be a part of the required medical records packet. 

    To start the application, email Healthcare continuing education, providing your name, student ID if available, and Central Piedmont email address.

Community Health Worker


  • Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist


    Requirements: currently licensed dental hygienist

    This hybrid, 30-hour course will provide currently licensed dental hygienist in North Carolina with the knowledge and clinical skills to qualify for certification to administer local anesthesia in this state.

  • Phlebotomy for Dental Applications


    Requirements: currently licensed dental professional

    This hybrid, 8.5-hour course course will provide individuals with the knowledge and clinical skills needed to collect blood on patients for procedures used in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

  • Dental Hygiene Office Emergencies


    Requirements: none

    This in-person, 6-hour course reviews general preparation guidelines for the prevention and proper management of the most commonly occurring medical emergencies in the dental office setting.

  • Dental Infection Control and Prevention


    Requirements: none

    This hybrid, 8-hour course results in earning a certificate in Dental Infection Control and Prevention, demonstrating an advanced level of Infection Control and Prevention guidelines, knowledge and standards. 

  • IOR Intra Oral Radiography



    • If you are pregnant, you must sign a waiver form related to radiation safety.
    • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during the course, you must purchase a fetal monitor.  

    This in-person 27 hour course will prepare students to demonstrate at a minimum competency level in the production of diagnostically acceptable dental images using appropriate safety precautions.


Massage Therapy

  • Program and Course Information

    • earning potential: $42,750
    • time commitment: in-person at Central Campus, 657 hours
    • offering both day and evening programs
      • starting April 3, 2023: evening program from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday
      • starting Fall 2023: day program from 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Wednesday with a one-hour break for lunch
      • schedule variances during clinicals (typically, clinicals run Monday through Friday during the last weeks of each module)
    • outcome: eligible for state licensing
    • requirements: 
      • 18 years old by graduation
      • hold a government-issued ID
      • high school or GED-equivalent transcripts
      • eligible to sit for ENG-111 — for more information, visit Placement Testing
      • interview with the program director
      • attend orientation
      • This program requires clinical hours. Some clinical sites may require a background check. To find out if you are eligible to remove charges or convictions from your record to make sure you can complete a healthcare program before committing to it, contact Central Piedmont's Single Stop to schedule a legal consultation.

    Course Sequencing

    Module I: 

    • Anatomy and Physiology I 
    • Fundamentals of Massage Therapy I 
    • Clinical I 

    Module II: 

    • Anatomy and Physiology II 
    • Fundamentals of Massage Therapy II 
    • Clinical II 

    Module III: 

    • Advanced Modalities
    • Clinical III 

    Apply for the Program

    We are currently accepting applications for an evening program. To start the application process, email Healthcare continuing education.

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