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Certified Nurse Aide Training Program (CNA)

Certified Nurse Aide Training Program (CNA)

As a certified nurse aide (CNA), you perform tasks under the supervision of qualified nursing and medical staff. Monitor and record vital signs and perform personal care skills including bathing, dressing and toileting, assisting with meals, transfers and ambulation, linen changes and room organization, and safety issues following facility policies and procedures.   This program includes 130 total hours of comprehensive training including 80 hours of classroom instruction followed immediately by 50 hours of clinical training. To pass you must attain a grade of 80% on the final exam and demonstrate competency on five out of five randomly chosen skills during the lab practicum.   You must complete homework per the course schedule and demonstrate competency in all skills required to provide patient care using manual equipment to monitor vital signs as indicated in the SC Nurse Aide Handbook. You must attend the first day of class and the first day of clinical to be eligible to attend the remainder of the program.   Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, you are eligible to sit for the SC Nurse Aide Certification Exam (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program) administered by Credentia Nurse Aide Credentialing Services, 877.577.2380. A felony conviction or inclusion on the SC Abuse Registry may prevent state testing eligibility.   Registration Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older Provide a copy of your driver's license Students should bring proof of background check to registration for review. The student must submit a clear (within 90 days) South Carolina SLED or National BG Check <u>prior to registration.</u> If student has a prior record, please email Angie Duncan, program coordinator, angie.duncan@tridenttech.edu, prior to registering. All background checks must be delivered to the program coordinator.  Students must bring a copy of their negative 2 Step TB Test results to Angie Duncan prior to registration or at the time of registration. Results must be less than 90 days old. Results may also be emailed to angie.duncan@tridenttech.edu.  Students will be required to provide negative drug screen results (9-10 panel) 10 days prior to the start of the clinical portion of the program. The date will be given on the first day of class. Students will be required to provide proof of major medical insurance 10 days prior to the start of the clinical portion of the program. The date will be given on the first day of class.    The clinical facility requires the Covid 19 Vaccination prior to starting the clinical rotation of the program. In order to participate in clinical and successfully complete the program students must provide proof of Covid vaccination or a health exemption form provided by their doctor.   Uniform: Scrubs (white) for classroom use Scrubs (white) for clinical use Shoes (white) nursing or leather shoes with socks (white) Hair and nails must present a professional image. Textbooks (not included): Long-term Care and Home Health, 4th Edition by Hartman Publishing (approximately $56) and workbook (approximately $30) available through the TTC Bookstore (Bldg. 950).  Supplies (not included): Blood pressure cuff to fit student's arm and stethoscope available through the TTC Bookstore (approximately $37) and most pharmacies.

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Course ID: XNUR-501
Class ID: 17163
Format: ClassRoom, Clinical
Location: Thornley Campus - 920 Building
$2,000.00

Start Date: 09/06/2022
End Date: 10/21/2022
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Course ID: XNUR-501
Class ID: 17162
Format: ClassRoom, Clinical
Location: Thornley Campus - 920 Building
$2,000.00

Start Date: 09/07/2022
End Date: 10/14/2022
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Medical Assistant (MA) Training Program Hybrid

Medical Assistant (MA) Training Program Hybrid

 Learn medical terminology, the administrative office skills, and clinical patient skills required of a registered Medical Assistant. Medical assistants work in hospitals, physcian offices and labs. 80% of our students get hired after externship. First evening class attendance is mandatory. This hybrid evening class program is partially online but the majority is on campus. Schedule given on first day of class. This is an all inclusive program including tuition, books, drug screen and background report prior to externship, for students that complete the Scholarship application here: <i><i><b><i><i>https://www.tridenttech.edu/ce/funding/workforce-pathways-scholarship.htm</i></i></b></i></i> There are costs that students are responsible for: scrubs uniform, and a 2 step PPD skin test. Certification: Upon successful completion of this program, you are eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant examination given by the American Medical Technologists Association (AMT).  Registration Requirements: Must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate or possess an equivalency (GED).and provide a copy of a Driver's License or proof of identity. Complete prescreening requirements in Reading, Writing and Math using the standardized Accuplacer test offered through TTC’s Testing Center in the Student Center (Bldg. 410) at Trident Technical College Thornley Campus. The minimum scores that must be achieved are 240 in Reading, Writing, and in Math.  Complete the Scholarship application <i><i><b><i><i>https://www.tridenttech.edu/ce/funding/workforce-pathways-scholarship.htm </i></i></b></i></i>Once completed Registration will contact the student via email. Registration closes 3 business days prior to the course start date. Textbooks and supplies included:  BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual by AHA, and CPR mask. Cengage, Medical Assisting 9th edition by Blesi with Mindtap online version thru Cengage Unlimited 12 month access card.   Blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.  Uniform required (not included): Scrubs, top and bottom (navy blue) White nursing or athletic shoes Externship Information: Prior to externship clinical sites require students to show vaccination history through documentation of: MMR, A Flu and Covid 19 vaccination, tetanus vaccine, hepatitis B, major medical insurance, and a current 2-step PPD skin test (approximately $50 not included in the program). Drug screen and background report is included in the program.  Included in this program: Tuition, books, drug screen and national criminal background report. If some charges or convictions are on a background report it could be rejected and the student will be dismissed. If you are in question about anything on a criminal background report, please email <u>judy.martin@tridenttech.edu</u>

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Course ID: XMED-501
Class ID: 17020
Format: ClassRoom, Clinical
Location: Thornley Campus - 920 Building
$4,785.00

Start Date: 10/03/2022
End Date: 05/19/2023
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Phlebotomy Training Program

Phlebotomy Training Program

As a phlebotomist, you provide specialized clinical support and collect blood from patients for laboratory testing. Lab test results provide valuable information allowing physicians to diagnose and treat patients. After completing the course and passing the certification exam, you qualify for phlebotomy positions in hospitals, private physician offices, public health departments, clinics, or blood banks. This is an all-inclusive program if SC resident students complete the Scholarship application, the link below. The Scholarship pays for the tuition, books, drug screen, and background report. Students may need to pay to update their 2 step PPD if older than a year.   Through this course, students gain theoretical and practical knowledge. Learn anatomy, physiology and medical terminology, as well as how to establish a professional relationship with the patient, how to select and prepare the venipuncture site, collect specimens, prepare and maintain equipment, about donor patients, and the health, safety and legal aspects of the occupation. "Live" sticks are performed. There is a strict attendance policy in the course.    Certification: Receive a certificate of achievement once you successfully complete the Phlebotomy classroom and clinical portion. Students must complete 72 hours of classroom training in addition to a minimum of 100 hours of clinical training at a clinical site (to be determined by the program manager and externship coordinator). Once students have completed both portions successfully, they are eligible to sit for a national certification examination from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Employers look for this credential.   Registration Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older and a high school or GED graduate. Provide a copy of your free Accuplacer test results offered through TTC’s Testing Services Center schedule on this link. The minimum scores that must be achieved include 240 in each subject: Reading, in Writing and in Math.  Complete the Scholarship application: <i><i><b><i><i>https://www.tridenttech.edu/ce/funding/workforce-pathways-scholarship.htm </i></i></b></i></i> Once the application is received Registration will contact the student for enrollment instructions. Included in this program: This is an all-inclusive program if students complete the Scholarship application. This scholarship funds the tuition, books, drug screening, and background report. Click here to apply and start the enrollment process: https://www.tridenttech.edu/ce/funding/workforce-pathways-scholarship.htm   Required textbooks: Phlebotomy Essentials Book, Workbook and PrepU, by McCall Edition 7, and the BLS/CPR book by AHA and mask (TTC Bookstore, bldg 950) Book Vouchers will be given on the first day of class. Enrollment deadline is 3 business days prior to the start date. No online registration is available. Uniform required(not included): Scrubs top and bottom, any color. White athletic shoes.  Externship: Students are required to complete a minimum 100-hour, 100-stick, clinical externship off campus. Externship schedules are set during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., depending on the facility. Students are required to have reliable transportation to travel to the assigned externship site. Externship hours could last 2-5 weeks depending on the daily hours. Before beginning an externship, students must submit the following documentation: MMR vaccination history, copy of immunization records, Flu and Covid 19 vaccination proof, Two-step PPD vaccination, could cost the student approximately $50. The drug screen and background report are included in the Scholarship. If some charges or convictions on a background report are not acceptable the student will be dismissed.  

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Course ID: XAHS-530
Class ID: 17096
Format: ClassRoom, Clinical
Location: Thornley Campus - 920 Building
$1,945.00

Start Date: 08/23/2022
End Date: 11/29/2022
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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Scholarships are available for Patient Care Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant and Dialysis Technician. Learn More >

 

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