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Nursing Assistant - Certificate

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General College Admission
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Phlebotomy technicians stand together around their lab

Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to function as high quality, entry-level health care worker in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates will be prepared to practice safely within their scope to promote, protect and improve the health of the diverse community. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the competency exam for state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in South Carolina.

For more information contact:
Christine Farrior - (843) 477-2118

Applicants to the Phlebotomy program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.

Career Outlook

Phlebotomy technicians can find employment in the following settings:

  • Hospital laboritories
  • Medical offices
  • Laboritories
  • Nursing homes
  • Clinics
  • Blood banks

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment resources.

Program Information

Specific Admission Requirements for Program

  • Affidavit Acknowledgement form prior to acceptance. 
  • Submit a Health Sciences Division Student Health Record Form indicating the candidate has the ability to perform the physical tasks required in the program
  • Completion of the General Hospital Orientation (GHO)
  • Proof of CPR certification for Health Care Providers
  • Student must be at least 18 years of age
  • Purchase uniforms

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
A minimum grade of "C" or better is required for all courses for progression and graduation.

Curriculum Sequence

Full Semester Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
AHS 106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
AHS 163 Long-Term Care 5
AHS 180 Health Careers Preparation 3

Total Credit Hours