Our Health, Beauty and Wellness Classes offer a wide variety of courses to keep you happy and healthy.
Health Care information sessions
Students interested in pursuing health care training through PVCC Workforce Services Division must attend an Information Session prior to enrollment.
Information Sessions are held at the Jefferson School Center. Click here for directions.
|Upcoming Information Sessions, Jefferson School Center, Room J127|
|April 18||10 a.m.||May 22||5 p.m.||June 12||10 a.m.||July 10||5 p.m.||August 1||10 a.m.|
|April 19||5 p.m.||May 23||10 a.m.||June 13||5 p.m.||July 11||10 a.m.||August 2||5 p.m.|
Pre-register by calling Workforce Services at 434.961.5354
Keep your CPR skills current or earn a Healthcare Provider Course Completion Card with these American Heart Association Courses:
- CPR AED/First Aid or BLS for Healthcare Provider - Skills Check Only
- CPR-BLS for Healthcare Provider - Complete Class
Health Care Careers
This course prepares the graduate to function under the supervision of a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or physician as an entry-level nurse aide in a variety of inpatient and outpatient care settings.
PVCC in partnership with Commonwise Home Care will offer Certified Nurse Aide training at the Weedon Professional Building on Ivy Road in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology; anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.
Prepare to become a pharmacy technician in a retail or hospital setting. Study the fundamentals of the pharmacy, as well as the role of a pharmacy technician. See how to process a prescription, create non-sterile compounds, and ensure proper medication safety and management. Additional topics include pharmaceutical measurements and dosage calculations, basic medication safety, types of drugs, the activities of the community and institutional pharmacy, non-sterile compounding, sterile procedures and practices, and therapeutic agents. You will also identify career options for pharmacy technicians and steps in the job search process. This program includes an externship. Upon successful completion of this course, you may sit for the CPhT exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. This certification allows you to apply for Virginia registration as a pharmacy technician. Please research prospective employers to see if they require a certification. Additional Costs to the Student: Criminal background check, drug test, and physical exam with TB test results. These items will be due by midway point of the program. Prerequisite: High school graduate or GED holder.