Careers in Patient Care

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Are you passionate about helping people?

Are you eager to work in the health care industry but unsure of which path to pursue? We have good news…there is a health care career for you. Through TTC's Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development, you can train for a new career in as little as six weeks.


Essential Functions

Some health care courses require essential functions to perform the job as required by law.  You must be able to perform each of the functions specific to your course of study or, with reasonable accommodations be able to demonstrate ability to become proficient in these essential functions.  If you have any questions, contact a counselor for students with disabilities at 843.574.6131. Click Here for the list of Essential Functions.


Location Key: BC=Berkeley Campus; MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus; TC=Thornley Campus

Days of the Week Key: M=Monday; Tu=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; Th=Thursday; F=Friday; Sa=Saturday; Su=Sunday

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Certified nurse aides (CNAs) 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 preventing safety issues by following facility policies and procedures. Certification: Students who successfully complete the training are eligible to sit for the S.C. Nurse Aide Certification exam approved by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NNAAP). Upon successfully passing the NNAAP testing requirement, students are eligible to receive a TTC CNA lapel pin. Externship included

 

 

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Dialysis Technician

Dialysis technicians, also called hemodialysis technicians, work to cleanse the kidneys and blood of impurities for those experiencing acute or chronic renal failure. Certification: Graduates of this program may be eligible to take the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) exam offered by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC).

 

 

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) determine the nature and extent of the patient’s condition while trying to ascertain whether the patient has preexisting medical problems. They give appropriate emergency care and, when necessary, transport the patient. Certification: TTC’s EMT courses are regulated by the S.C. Emergency Medical Services Department of the Division of Health and Environmental Control. Graduates of the courses are eligible to take the National Registry Examination. Externship included

 

 

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Massage Therapist (LMT)

Massage Therapy Certificate

Learn a range of massage techniques, including basic spa and neuromuscular clinical massage, to become a licensed massage therapist (LMT). The 500-hour curriculum covers the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology, massage law and ethics, kinesiology, and practical application of spa and neuromuscular technique. You also practice acquired techniques in a hands-on clinical setting. Certification: Upon completion of this program, candidates are eligible to take the national certification examination, MBLEx (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards) and apply for state licensure once receiving a passing score. Prerequisites for program admission: proof of high school diploma or GED and 18 years of age or older; Books not included

 

 

Massage Therapy: Making the Most of Your 50-Minute Session

Making the Most  of Your 50-Minute Session is a continuing education class for massage therapists, offering six hours of CEUs, all in a one-day instructional period. Attendees will be exposed to identifying common requests from clients seeking 50-minute sessions and correlate those with client occupations and lifestyles, quick and secure draping techniques to save time, adding Range of Motion to specific muscle groups to enhance 50 minute sessions, and identifying contraindications of Range of Motion and how to appropriately apply it. Course is approved for CEUs through the state of South Carolina. Prerequisite: Must be a SC Licensed Massage Therapist 

 

 

Massage Therapy: Caring for the Mother Prenatal Certificate

This six-hour course introduces prenatal massage in all trimesters. Students learn how to properly position an expectant mother through the end of pregnancy and how to appropriately apply specific massage techniques. At the completion of this course the therapist knows how to accurately and safely administer massage without fear. Contraindications and modifications are covered for all trimesters and structural bodywork is demonstrated as well. This course is approved by SCLLR for 0.6 CEUs. Prerequisite: Must be a SC licensed massage therapist

 

 

Massage Therapy: Treating TMJ Dysfunction

Learn the Anatomy & Physiology of the TMJ. Understand the causes of TMJ Dysfunction. Properly execute external and intraoral techniques to treat the TMJ. Use Universal Precautions as it pertains to intraoral work. Prerequisite: Must be a SC Licensed Massage Therapist

 

 

 

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Medical Assistant (MA)

Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, chiropractors and other health practitioners running smoothly. Clinical duties may include taking medical histories; recording vital signs; taking electrocardiograms; collecting and preparing laboratory specimens or performing basic laboratory tests on the premises; and more. Administrative duties may include updating and filing patients’ medical records and insurance forms; arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services; handling billing; and submitting prescriptions to a pharmacy. Certification: Students completing the program are eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant exam given by the American Medical Technologists Association. Externship included

 

 

 

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Patient Care Technician (PCT)

The patient care technician (PCT) course is designed to expand the skill set of a CNA with advanced knowledge necessary for transition into a hospital setting. The course consists of introduction to hospital equipment and supplies, as well as advanced skills in the following areas: 12-lead EKG, basic phlebotomy, performing urinary catheterization, infection control, glucometer use, sterile technique, specimen collection and handling, measuring output of bodily fluids including chest tubes and surgical site drains, tracheotomy and supplemental oxygen care, and BLS certification and training. Certification: A certificate of completion and BLS card are awarded upon successful completion of the program. Strict attendance is required and first day of orientation is mandatory. Prerequisites: Successful completion of TTC CNA Training Program. Materials not included

 

 

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists are specialized clinical support workers who collect blood from patients for laboratory testing. Phlebotomists work in hospitals, commercial laboratories, private physician offices, public health departments, clinics and blood banks. Certification: Students must complete 72 hours of classroom training in addition to 120 hours of clinical training. Once you have completed both portions successfully, you are eligible to sit for the ASCP Certification exam. Completion of the class does not qualify the student to become a practicing phlebotomist. ACCUPLACER placement test and current S.C. SLED background check are required to enroll. Externship included

 

 

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