Central Carolina Technical College’s Health Sciences Division pinned eight pharmacy technicians and 42 nurses during two pinning ceremonies. The Pharmacy Technician ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 9 in the Iris Room of CCTC’s Health Sciences Center, and the Associate Degree in Nursing pinning was held on Thursday, May 10 at the Sumter Opera House, both located in downtown Sumter.
The Health Sciences Division offers an Associate Degree in Nursing; Diplomas in Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology; and certificates in Massage Therapy, Medical Record Coding, Patient Care Technology and Pharmacy Technology. Health Sciences programs are designed to provide graduates with immediate employment in the healthcare industry or prepare graduates to transfer to articulating colleges.

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians are allied health professionals who assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical services directly and indirectly to patients. Members of this year’s Pharmacy Technician Program graduating class are listed by county:

Clarendon
Khalieya Brown, Destiny Jones, Jamie Nahooikaika

Sumter
Lanikqua Buchanan, Tashae Cobia, Ingrid Daney, Tanisha Nelson, Kristina Richburg

Associate Degree in Nursing

Graduates of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program are prepared for careers as technical nurses in acute care, long-term care or home health settings. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and are approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation Board of Nursing. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). National League Members of this year’s Associate Degree in Nursing graduating class are listed by county:

Berkley
Mary Bethea

Clarendon
Hanna Lewis, Sophia Radford, Dixie Richburg

Darlington
Loriette Gregg

Florence
Danielle Cox, Vicki Parker

Kershaw
Hannah Braddock, Devina Bramdeo, Michael Branham, Melissa Clyburn, Jessica Fleming, Kelly Gills, Arianna Harrison, Breanna Mackey, Sarah Morris, Jayme Pugh, Alana Rentas

Lee
Mata Allison Horton, Kallon Johnson, Rebecca Prewitt, Sarah White

Marion
Lakenya Barr, Terra Palmer McGill

Richland
Lakeisha McDonald

Sumter
Chanelle Cline, Richard Edwards, Julie Gaddy, Brandi Hodge, Steven Hurley, Jonathan Joslin, Heather Kelly, Brianna Lewis, Danna Manzer, Kaleigh McCook, Kristen Morris, Brittany Smith, Natascha Szlavik, Ashley Taylor, Summer Tidwell, Deneice Wickens

Williamsburg
Ashley Jarrett

Central Carolina Technical College pins 42 nurses at a ceremony held on May 10 at the Sumter Opera House.

Central Carolina Technical College pins eight pharmacy technicians at a ceremony held on May 9 at the Health Sciences Center.