We Take Education Personally!
Whether you are looking to train for certification, explore occupational opportunities, or simply study for self-improvement, Mayland Community College offers a variety of great classes and courses conveniently located throughout Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey counties.
You can contact us at 828.766.1207 to learn more and/or to request a specific class for your particular interest or need.
- For Avery County: 828.733.5883
- For Mitchell County: 828.766.1298
- For Yancey County: 828.682.7315
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In The Spotlight
Commercial Drone Pilot Training: FAA Part 107 (22 Hours)
Did you know you can earn money flying a drone? Today, drones are used for more than just fun. Drones are used for real estate advertising, deliveries, photography, search and rescue, and agriculture purposes to name a few. To use a drone for these purposes, an FAA Part 107 Certification is required. Whether you want to use a drone for commercial purposes or desire more information on acceptable recreational uses, this class is for you.
• Introduction FAR 107
• Airport operations
• Airspace classification, operating requirements, and
• Radio communication procedures
• Airspace maps
• Aeronautical decision making
• Career planning
• Hands-on UAS operation and demonstration
• Online exam test bank of FA FAR 107 questions
and answers study materials
• Drones for flight exercises
• Must be at least 16 years of age.
• Registration $500
10/1/18 - 10/5/18, MTWThF, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
The Massage Clinic at the Yancey Learning Center opens on May 4th.
Appointment times are available on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$25 for 1 hour Swedish Massage
Top Bar Beekeeping (14 Hours) New!
A Gold Star Weekend Intensive is two very full days, jam-packed with the information you need to be ready to keep your own bees in top bar hives. It is appropriate for both novice beekeepers AND those with some beekeeping experience. A history of the beekeeping methods and agricultural practices that have brought us to the methods in use today. What effect are these things having on honeybees? What is causing CCD, and what can you do to help? What are the bees doing in the hive? How can we support their natural processes and systems, managing the hive responsibly, but interfering as little as possible? Starting a new hive, performing hive inspections, comb handling, honey harvesting, wax rendering, mite monitoring, splitting your hive, winterizing. This section includes hands-on work with Gold Star equipment. Learn how to keep your bees healthy, and how to recognize and resolve problems in the hive.
3/24-3/25, SSu, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
$125 plus $25 text
Healthcare & Healthy Living
Tiffany Waldrop is Mayland’s new Director of Workforce Healthcare Programs. Tiffany was first introduced to the medical field while working in the kitchen at a local nursing home. From there, she completed the CNA and Phlebotomy courses through Mayland Communiy College’s Continuing Education department. Once Tiffany realized she enjoyed what she did, she made the decision to apply for nursing school.Tiffany was accepted into Mayland’s LPN program and graduated in 2011. Less than year later she enrolled in the ADN program and graduated in 2013. During her years as an LPN and RN she worked in various long term care positions, eventually becoming the Assistant Director of Nursing in a long term care facility. In 2017, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree and began to pursue a career in health education. Questions about CNA programs? Call Tiffany today: 828.766.1337
Community CPR (4 Hours)
This course is the basic CPR course designed by the American Heart Association. Upon successful completion of the course students receive an AHA CPR and AED card, which is valid for two years. This class includes instruction in CPR for infants, children and adults with practical applications using special mannequins. Please note, this is a basic CPR course and not a Healthcare Provider Certification.
7/30, M, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
$30 plus cost of CPR card
Nurse Assistant I (169 Hours)
This state required course is designed for those wishing to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). This class consists of classroom work, lab, and clinical rotations. At the end of the course a separate state approved agency administers the competency testing for a fee of $101. Six days of clinical rotation will be scheduled starting as early as 6:30 a.m. Some weekend classes and lab particiipation may also be requirred by clinical site and random drug screenings may be conducted.
• Dressing, bathing, and skin care
• Feeding, mouth, and hair care
• Making beds
• Toileting assistance and catheter care; bowel and bladder care
• Taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, etc.)
• Helping patients walk
• Assisting with range-of-motion exercises
• Helping wheelchair-bound patients using safe patient handling devices
• Turning and positioning bedridden patients regularly
• Safety awareness, observing, reporting, and documentation
• Performing postmortem care.
• Provide two forms of identification (driver’s license and social security card) at registration
• Copy of immunization record including a TB screening and results within the past year
• Other immunizations may be required including Hepatitis B, varicella, and current influenza. (Waivers of some immunizations may be acceptable)
• Tetanus shots for some clinical sites.
Cost of Class:
• Tuition/Registration $180
• Liability Insurance $13
• Text $46 (subject to change)
• Cost of CPR card
• Student handbook $13
• Optional accident insurance $1.20.
• State test $101
• Drug screening for clinical site
• Background check for clinical site.
8/14/18 - 2/6/19, TTh, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Labs 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.;
Clinical schedule will vary
$180 plus book and fees
NEW! Medical Coding (138 Hours)
This program will provide students with the skills and basic information needed to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam through the AAPC and open doors to opportunities in the health specialty of medical coding. Individuals in this field of study may work in hospital and/or other medical office settings where it is necessary to assign code to diagnoses for billing and insurance purposes. Currently the national average salary for a Certified Medical Coder is approximately $34,000 or $16.00 per hour. Students in this program may be eligible for scholarship opportunities.
• Medical terminology as needed for assigning appropriate medical codes; • Recognition of medical terms and commonly used abbreviations in medical coding; • Coding guidelines;
• Utilization of coding manuals to assign diagnosis and procedure codes.
• Must be 18 years of age; • Provide proof of high school completion (high school transcripts, copy of high school diploma, or copy of completion of GED requirements); • Demonstrate reading proficiency either by college transcripts, computerized placement test, or a TABE reading test; • Completion of the Career Readiness Certification for scholarship recipients.
Cost of Class:
• Tuition/Registration $180; • Text approximately $180
• Test- $300
9/10/18 - 3/5/19, MT, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$180 plus book and fees
Therapeutic Massage (665 Hours)
This program provides participants with the basic information and skills needed to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Graduates who pass this exam may apply for licensure to practice in North Carolina. Students will be prepared to work in direct care settings to provide manipulations, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading of the body’s soft tissues to support wellness throughout the lifespan. Graduates who become licensed should qualify for employment opportunities in hospitals and other medical settings, rehabilitation centers, sport or health clubs, retirement communities, day spas, resorts, and private practice.
• Anatomy and physiology related to the practice of massage therapy
• Professional ethics
• Business management
• Fundamental theory and practice of massage and bodywork therapy including hands-on practice
• Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and other special topics such as shiatsu
• Standard practices for hygiene
• Psychological concepts including client/therapist relationship/professional communication skills
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Provide proof of high school completion (high school transcripts, copy of high school diploma, or copy of completion of GED requirements)
• Documentation of complete immunization records including; MMR 1 and 2 or individual titers, current TB test (must be active upon completion of class), Hepatitis B vaccine (complete doses 1,2, and 3) or signed MCC waiver form, Diphtheria/tetanus (DT)
• Demonstrate reading proficiency either by college transcripts, a computerized placement test, or the TABE reading test; provide two forms of identification (driver’s license, social security card) at registration
Cost of Class:
• Registration $180
• Liability Insurance $13
• CPR card $5
• Optional accident insurance $1.20
• Text approximately $300
• Supplies approximately $150
• Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam $195
• Cost of obtaining NC license $190 plus a $20 application fee.
11/5/18-12/21/19, MTh, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Will also include 12 Fridays or Saturdays for clinical midway through program.
$180 plus text and fees