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JCC brings health education to Cleveland

Student Marcus Reynolds takes Whitney Byrd’s blood pressure while Ariel Watson observes.
Student Marcus Reynolds takes Whitney Byrd’s blood pressure while Ariel Watson observes. JOHNSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

In an effort to meet the demand for more certified nursing assistants and phlebotomists, Johnston Community College is bringing health education classes to its Cleveland Center. The college spent the summer upgrading the location as a certified training site.

Because of the new location, JCC is able to offer nine additional nursing assistant classes this upcoming year.

“We were seeing an increased need for additional health education classes so we are very excited to offer nursing assistant and phlebotomy training at our Cleveland Center,” said Linda Smith, Dean of Health, Wellness, and Human Services at JCC. “This is a very convenient location for our students and our instructors, and it’s also allowing us to serve more individuals for health care related jobs in the area.”

“Employers in the county are very happy we’ve done this because they need additional staff,” said Connie Grady, JCC’s director of health education and nursing assistant programs.

Spring registration for health education classes will be Nov. 19 and Dec. 4 at the Public Safety Services Building on the main campus in Smithfield. Registration for classes at the Cleveland Center will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Cleveland Center.

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