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


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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Certified nurse aides (CNAs) perform tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. 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 CNA training are eligible to sit for the S.C. Nurse Aide Certification Exam administered by the NACES Plus Foundation, Inc. Upon successfully passing the NNAAP testing, students are eligible to receive a TTC CNA lapel pin.


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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. Dialysis can allow individuals to live productive and useful lives, even though their kidneys no longer function adequately. 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 provide emergency care to the critically injured at an emergency scene and/or enroute to a medical facility. 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.


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Massage Therapy Certificate

This 500-hour certificate program encompasses the requirements necessary to obtain licensure as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in the state of South Carolina. 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. Learn a range of massage techniques, including basic spa and neuromuscular clinical massage. The 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. Prerequisites for program admission: proof of high school diploma or GED and 18 years of age or older. Books not included.

 

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Medical Assistant

Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, chiropractors and other health practitioners running smoothly. Administrative duties may include greeting patients; updating and filing patients’ medical records; filling out insurance forms; arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services; handling billing and bookkeeping; and telephoning prescriptions to a pharmacy. 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. Certification: Students completing the Medical Assistant program are eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant Exam given by the American Medical Technologists Association.

Note: The 10-week Medical Assistant Bridge Program prepares those who have completed the Medical Office Specialist Training Program that are CMAS (certified medical administrative specialists) for the clinical and lab skills necessary to become a registered medical assistant and successfully achieve the national certification of RMA from American Medical Technologists.


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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Patient Care Technician

This course is designed to expand the skillset of a CNA with advanced knowledge necessary for transitioning 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. To receive certification completion and BLS card students must receive a passing grade on the PCT final and demonstrate completion in patient care procedures using equipment and supplies correctly. Strict attendance is required and first day of orientation is mandatory. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the TTC Certified Nurse Aide training program. Required materials (not included) BLS for Health Care Providers Student Manuals by American Heart Association Inc. (approximately $16; available at TTC Bookstore, Bldg. 950). Classroom uniform: Black scrubs with flat toes-closed shoes. 


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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 at a clinical site to be determined by the Program Manager and Externship Coordinator. Once the student has completed both portions successfully, he/she will be eligible to sit for a national certification exam. A certification exam review class is also available for people who already perform phlebotomy or who have recently completed an eligible phlebotomy program. The course helps prepare you to take the ASCP Certification Exam. Completion of the class does not qualify the student to become a practicing phlebotomist.


Note: The Phlebotomy Short Course consists of classroom training (40 hours) and a clinical externship (120 hours). Successful completion of this course provides eligibility for the national certification exam. Students must have previously completed a health care training program to be eligible to take the Phlebotomy Short Course; certificate and transcripts are reviewed prior to acceptance.


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