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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Location Key: BC=Berkeley Campus; MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus; TC=Thornley Campus (formerly Main 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) 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. 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. 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. Externship included


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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.

Massage Therapist (LMT)

Massage Therapy Certificate

Learn a range of massage techniques, including basic spa and neuromuscular clinical massage. 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 (6) hours of CEUs, all in a 1 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 CEU's through the state of South Carolina.

 

Massage Therapy: Treating TMJ Dysfunction

Learn the anatomy and 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.

 

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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. 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. Externship included

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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Medical Lab Assistant (MLA)

The medical lab assistant (MLA) works in a laboratory setting assisting in patient registration and specimen collection, specimen preparation and processing, support for clinical testing, waived and point-of-care testing and laboratory operations. Certification: This program prepares you to take a national certification exam through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Externship included


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Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Patient care technicians (PCTs) work under the supervision of a doctor or nurse and service patient needs. Areas covered in the TTC training program include, but are not limited to, EKG equipment and use; CPR training with certification; basic phlebotomy (no live sticks); sterile technique; specimen collection; measuring output of body fluids including nasogastric, chest tube and surgical site drains; glucometer use; Foley catheters; tracheostomy and supplemental oxygen care appropriate to scope of practice. Certification: A certificate of completion and BLS Card is awarded upon successful completion of the program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of TTC CNA Training Program


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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 a national certification exam. 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. ACCUPLACER and current SC SLED background check are required to enroll. Externship included


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