The General Technology Associate Degree program is intended for students who find it necessary to design a program to meet specific individual needs. It is to be used sparingly and should not be used in lieu of an approved major. To enroll in the General Technology program, the student must meet with an assigned advisor to determine a curriculum plan. Acceptance into the program must be approved by the appropriate department chair.

60-84 Semester Hours

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.


Major in General Technology (GNTC), Associate Degree in Applied Science Secondary Technical Specialty in Fire Science

60 Semester Hours

Central Carolina Technical College will award exemption credit for Certification Training from the National Fire Academy or the South Carolina Fire Academy. Up to 24 hours of exemption credit will awarded based on the criteria set forth by the South Carolina Technical College System. Exemption credit will be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Major in General Technology after the first semester of successful college course work and used to satisfy the Secondary Technical Specialty and Additional Technical Course requirements. The other coursework necessary to complete the associate degree will be determined by the advisor in consultation with the student and defined in an individual Student Program Plan.


Major in General Technology (GNTC), Associate Degree in Applied Science Secondary Technical Specialty in Electrical Lineman

60 Semester Hours

Central Carolina Technical College will award exemption credit for Certification Training from the Northwest Lineman College. Up to 24 hours of exemption credit will be awarded based on the criteria set forth by the South Carolina Technical College System. Exemption credit will be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Major in General Technology after the first semester of successful college course work and used to satisfy the Secondary Technical Specialty and Additional Technical Course requirements. The other coursework necessary to complete the associate degree will be determined by the advisor in consultation with the student and defined in an individual Student Program Plan.

The Surgical Technology Diploma in Applied Science program is designed to prepare individuals for employment as surgical technologists. Surgical technologists are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during, and after surgery. The primary responsibility of the surgical technologist is to maintain the sterile field while ensuring that all other members of the surgical team adhere to aseptic technique.

The qualified candidate will have excellent eye-hand coordination, effective communication skills, an affinity for detail, and the ability to function well in stressful situations. Knowledge of human anatomy, surgical instrumentation, supplies and procedures allows the surgical technologist to function as an integral member of the surgical team. Program graduates will be eligible to take the National Certified Surgical Technologist examination (CST) and will be qualified for employment in many diverse areas of the health care system, such as the following: operating rooms, emergency rooms, labor and delivery, GI and cardiac catheterization labs, ambulatory surgery centers, sterile supply, cell saver technologist, private physician’s scrub surgical technologists, instrument sales representatives and veterinary assistants.

The Surgical Technology Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 (727-210-2350), upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Application for admission to the Surgical Technology program is based on a COMPETITIVE ADMISSION PROCESS; therefore, meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee an applicant admission to the Surgical Technology program.

Program Mission Statement

To prepare competent entry-level individuals in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for employment as surgical technologists and to be integral members of a surgical team, who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during, and after surgery.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technology Program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Integrate the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and microbiology in the delivery of safe practice.
  2. Integrate principles of surgical asepsis as part of the preoperative experience.
  3. Implement safe practice techniques in regards to preoperative routines, patient transportation, positioning, and emergency procedures.
  4. Correlate the elements, action, and use of medications and anesthetic agents used during the preoperative experience.
  5. Demonstrate professional behaviors to include ethical, legal, moral, and medical values reflective of a competent entry-level Surgical Technologist.
  6. Exhibit effective communication skills necessary to work collaboratively as a member of the surgical team.
  7. Possess the knowledge and skills to successfully pass the NBSTSA National Certification Exam.
Admission Requirements

Application for admission to the Surgical Technology program is based on a COMPETITIVE ADMISSION PROCESS; therefore, meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee an application admission to the Surgical Technology program.

Competitive Admission Process

The Surgical Technology program has a limited enrollment and students must apply for admission. An applicant may obtain an Admission Eligibility Verification and Application form from the Surgical Technology Program manager and/or Health Sciences Administrative Assistant in the Health Sciences Center. It is the applicant’s responsibility to complete the Admission Eligibility Verification and Application form correctly and submit the form to the Surgical Technology Program Manager by the deadline.

Application Deadline

Students are admitted to the Surgical Technology program annually in the fall semester. NOTE: If the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline date becomes the next business day.

All applicants must meet the general enrollment requirements of Central Carolina Technical College (see general College admissions requirements) as well as all admission requirements for Health Sciences students listed at the beginning of the Health Sciences program section of the catalog.

Must be satisfied PRIOR to the Surgical Technology program application admission process:

Admission into the Surgical Technology program is competitive and based on a selective point system process. The point system process is an objective means for evaluating applicants. Applicants will be numerically ranked according to the following criteria.

Credit awarded as “E” to a student through advanced standing (Advanced Placement Examinations, College Level Examination Program, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, International Baccalaureate Examination, and Proficiency Tests) will NOT be calculated in the admission program GPA.

The program curriculum courses (general education courses) required in the Surgical Technology program curriculum are:

*BIO 210/BIO 211 may be used to replace BIO 112
**BIO 225 may be used to replace BIO 115

General education courses in the Surgical Technology curriculum may be retaken one time only.

Initial Core Courses

Twenty percent (20%) of an applicant’s total points will come from the required initial core courses; AHS 102 (Medical Terminology) *BIO 112 (Basic Anatomy and Physiology), ENG 101 (English Composition I), and MAT 155 (Contemporary Mathematics). Points will be awarded based on grades achieved in AHS 102, BIO 112, ENG 101, and MAT 155.

*Completion of BIO 210 and BIO 211 with a grade of “C” or better on each may be substituted for BIO 112. However, the grade received in BIO 210 will be used to award the points for the initial core course.

Credit awarded as “E” to a student through advanced standing (Advanced Placement Examinations, College Level Examination Program, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, International Baccalaureate Examination, and Proficiency Tests) will be treated as a grade of “C”.

Service Area and Collegiate Credential

Ten percent (10%) of the applicant’s total points will come from the following: 1) Service Area and 2) Collegiate Credential

Service Area – a resident of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter counties in South Carolina will be awarded points in the competitive admission process. The Central Carolina Technical College Admissions and Counseling Services Office will be responsible for making all residency determinations. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit proper documentation of residency.

Collegiate Credential (credit only) – an applicant with a regionally accredited post-secondary degree, diploma, or certificate will be awarded points in the competitive admission process. Only post- secondary degrees, diplomas, or certificates accepted by the College Registrar prior to the application deadline will be considered. Points will be awarded based on the highest degree earned. Two or more degrees will not be counted. For example, if an applicant has completed a Baccalaureate Degree as well as an Associate Degree, the applicant will only receive points for the Baccalaureate Degree or if an applicant has two Baccalaureate Degrees, the applicant will only receive points for one of the two Baccalaureate Degrees.

Additional Points

Additional points may be added to an applicant’s total points if the applicant completes BIO 115 (Basic Microbiology), PSY 201 (General Psychology) or has taken the second of the Anatomy and Physiology course series (BIO 211) and achieved a grade of “C” or higher prior to submitting their admission application. Points will be awarded based on the grades achieved in BIO 115 or BIO 225, BIO 211 and/or PSY 201. Up to ten additional points may be awarded.

Applicants to the Surgical Technology program will be ranked based upon points awarded, and the applicants with the highest number of points will be selected to fill the available seats in the Surgical Technology program. If two or more applicants have the identical point count total, the highest TEAS Adjusted Individual Total Score will be the deciding factor.

Progression Standards – After Program Entry
Transfers or Readmissions
Additional Course Notes

*BIO 210 and BIO 211 may take the place of BIO 112.
**BIO 225 may take the place of BIO 115.
*MAT 101 may take the place of MAT 155.

SUR 110 and SUR 111, Introduction to Surgical Practicum and Basic Surgical Practicum has a flexible schedule. Students may be required to attend classes between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Gainful Employment Data

Report

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Health Science.


Program Contact:

Brie Weber

Academic Program Manager, Surgical Technology

weberba@cctech.edu

(803) 778-7811 ext. 411

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Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner.

The LPN to ADN Option provides qualified licensed practical nurses (LPN) the opportunity for advanced placement into the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. The ADN program prepares graduates to function as competent nurses who are caring and sensitive to diversity, use critical thinking and technology to provide care in structured settings for patients and their families/significant others. Throughout the program, the student has planned clinical experiences to complement classroom learning and to enhance skills in the application of nursing principles and associated technology. The scheduling of clinical experiences varies throughout the nursing program.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Central Carolina Technical College at the Health Sciences Center located in Sumter, South Carolina is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) Board of Nursing. To apply for RN licensing in South Carolina, a graduate must complete an application to include an Affidavit of Eligibility indicating lawful presence in the United States.

Requirements for the program are subject to change without notice in order to meet requirements of the South Carolina LLR Board of Nursing, the South Carolina Technical College System, and ACEN.

Successful completion of the ADN program does not guarantee licensure to practice as a registered nurse.

Application Deadline

The program has a limited competitive enrollment and students must apply with their academic advisor by the deadline. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day.

Fall Admission – May 31
Summer Admission – March 15

Admission Criteria

Combining NACE I scores from different dates is not allowed. Test scores older than two years will not be accepted. The test may be taken twice in a calendar year (January 1-December 31) with at least 6 months between testing. The test may not be taken more than 4 times.

The general education core courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Grades from all institutions are subject to this policy.

Credit awarded as “E” to a student through Advanced Standing will not be calculated in the admission program GPA.
The applicant will be ranked based upon scoring of the GPA and NACE I.
Meeting the criteria does not guarantee admission to the program.

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the college. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Progression Standards

Failure to meet progression standards will result in suspension from the program.

Transfers or Readmissions
Additional Notes

The student may challenge up to 7 credit hours from the following NUR courses. All prerequisites for challenge courses must be met prior to approval for challenge. A course may only be challenged one time.

Prior to NUR 201:
Nur 106 – Pharmacologic Basics in Nursing Practice

Following successful completion of NUR 201 and NUR 106:
NUR 214 – Mental Health Nursing
NUR 220 – Family Centered Nursing

Credit for the following courses will be substituted after successful completion of NUR 201 with a “C” or higher. Students are eligible to repeat NUR 201 once.
NUR 101 – Fundamentals of Nursing
NUR 120 – Basic Nursing Concepts
NUR 210 – Complex Health Problems

Program Outcomes

Outcome: Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduate NCLEX-RN First-Time Passing Rate
Expected Level of Achievement: Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program will pass the NCLEX-RN the first-time taken at a rate equal to or above the state and national pass rates.

Number of Students Admitted to LPN to ADN Option (Transition)
YearNumber of Graduates TestedNumber of Graduates Passed First-TimeCentral Carolina Technical College First-Time NCLEX-RN Pass Rate
20161414100%
20171313100%
2018131292%
20191515100%
202010880%

Source:
National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Exam Statistics & Publications. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/7285.htm
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, South Carolina Board of Nursing. Retrieved from http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Nursing/index.asp?file=NurPrograms.htm

Outcome: Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduation Rate
Expected level of Achievement: 70% of the students entering the program will graduate from the Associate Degree Nursing program at the end of one and one-half time the length (4 semesters) of the program. (Revision: August 2017)
LPN to ADN (Transition) Option Cohort

Semester/Year AdmittedNumber Students Admitted LPN to ADN Option (Transition)Semester/Year Graduated LPN to ADN Option (Transition)Number Graduates LPN to ADN Option (Transition)LPN to ADN Option (Transition) Graduation Rate
Spring 20178Spring 2018 Summer 2018563%
Fall 20179Summer 2018 Spring 2019556%
Spring 201811Spring 2019 Summer 2019655%
Fall 201811Summer 2019 Spring 20201091%
Summer 20198Spring 2020 Summer 2020563%
Fall 201911Summer 2020 Spring 2021
Fall 202010Summer 2021 Spring 2022

Outcome: Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduate Employment Rate: Expected Level of Achievement: 85% of graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program will be employed in nursing within 9 to 12 months of graduation. (Revision: August 2017)
LPN to ADN (Transition) Option Cohort

Fiscal YearNumber of LPN to ADN OptionGraduates (Transition)Employed in Related JobIn-SchoolIn-School and in jobUnknownPlaced in Job or SchoolTotal Percent Placed
2016-2017131304013100%
2017-2018151302315100%
2018-2019850308100%
2019-202021

Source:  Central Carolina Technical College Research & I.E/Program Evaluation.


Program Contact:

Cheryl DeGraw

Department Chair, Nursing

degrawcl@cctech.edu

(803) 778-7808 ext. 408

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Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner. Courses from one semester need to be completed prior to advancing to the next semester.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program prepares graduates to function as competent registered nurses who are caring and sensitive to diversity and use critical thinking and technology to provide care in structured settings for patients and their families/significant others. Throughout the program, the student has planned clinical experiences to complement classroom learning and to enhance skills in the application of nursing principles and associated technology. The scheduling of clinical experiences varies throughout the nursing program.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Central Carolina Technical College at the Health Sciences Center located in Sumter, South Carolina is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the South Carolina Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of nursing, 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, SC 29210, Phone (803) 896-4300, https://llr.sc.gov/nurse/To apply for RN licensing in South Carolina, a graduate must complete an application to include an Affidavit of Eligibility indicating lawful presence in the United States.

Requirements for the program are subject to change without notice in order to meet requirements of the South Carolina LLR Board of Nursing, the South Carolina Technical College System, and ACEN.

Successful completion of the ADN program does not guarantee licensure to practice as a registered nurse.

Application Deadline

The Associate Degree Nursing program has a limited enrollment and students must apply for admission. The deadline to apply for fall admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program is May 31st. The deadline to apply for spring admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program is August 31st.

NOTE: If the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline date is the next business day.

Admission Criteria

Combining test scores (SAT, ACT, or TEAS) from different dates is not allowed. Test scores older than five years are not accepted. Version 5.0 of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) may be substituted for TEAS. There may be a waiting time between repeat testing.

The general education core courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Grades from all institutions are subject to this policy.

Credit awarded as “E” to a student through advanced standing will not be calculated in the admission program GPA.

The applicant will be ranked based upon scoring on the SAT, ACT or TEAS entry option.

Meeting the criteria does not guarantee admission to the program.

Progression Standards

Failure to meet progression standards will result in suspension from the program:

Transfers or Readmissions
Program Outcomes

Outcome: Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduate NCLEX-RN First-Time Passing Rate Expected Level of Achievement: Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program will pass the NCLEX-RN the first-time taken at a rate equal to or above the state and national pass rates.

YearNumber Graduates TestedNumber of Graduates Passed First-TimeCCTC First-Time NCLEX-RN Pass RateSouth Carolina First-Time NCLEX-RN Pass RateNational First-Time NCLEX-RN Pass Rate
2014978386%87%79%
2015626097%89%82%
2016716794%87%82%
2017868397%90%90%
2018858398%92%88.3%
2019928289%83%88.2%
2020975890.72%90.45%86.58%

Source: National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Exam Statistics & Publications. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/1237.htm
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, South Carolina Board of Nursing. Retrieved from  https://llr.sc.gov/nurse/pdf/NursingPrograms/NCLEXRNPassRate.pdf

Outcome: Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduation Rate
Expected level of Achievement: 85% of the students entering the first nursing course will graduate from the Associate Degree Nursing program at the end of one and one-half time the length (3 years) allotted for the program.  (Aggregated statistics)

Semester/Year AdmittedNumber Students AdmittedNumber Students Admitted (Transition)Semester/Year GraduatedNumber Graduates Includes TransitionGraduation Rate
Fall 20156510Spring 201748 64%
Spring 2016698Summer 20173849%
Semester/Year AdmittedNumber Students AdmittedSemester/Year GraduatedNumber Graduates (excludes transition students)Student Graduation Rate
Fall 201655Spring 20183666%
Spring 201762Summer 20183963%
Fall 201772Spring 20193447%
Spring 201866Summer 20194365%
Fall 201870Spring 20205274%
Spring 201970Summer 20203651%
Fall 201966Spring 2021
Spring 202070Summer 2021
Fall 202048Spring 2022

Expected level of Achievement: 70% of the students entering the program will graduate from the Associate Degree Nursing program at the end of one and one-half time the length (7 semesters) of the program. (Disaggregated statistics – Revision August 2017)

Outcome: Associate Degree Nursing Program of Graduate Employment Rate
Expected level of Achievement: 85% of graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program will be employed in nursing within 6 to 9 months of graduation.

Fiscal YearNumber of GraduatesEmployed in Related JobIn-SchoolIn-School and in JobUnknownPlaced in Job or SchoolTotal Percent Placed
2012-2013676434067100%
2013-2014858211028398%
2014-201569661226797%
2015-201675694717398%
2016-20178328055083100%

Source:  Central Carolina Technical College Research & I.E/Program Evaluation.
Expected Level of Achievement: 85% of graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program will be employed in nursing within 9 to 12 months of graduation.  Revision August 2017

Fiscal YearNumber of GraduatesEmployed in Related JobIn-SchoolIn-School and in jobUnknownPlaced in Job or SchoolTotal Percent Placed
2017-2018653822414095%
2018-2019734612604799%
2019-202086

Source:  Central Carolina Technical College Research & I.E/Program Evaluation.


Program Contact:

Cheryl DeGraw

Department Chair, Nursing

degrawcl@cctech.edu

(803) 778-7808 ext. 408

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Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner: Courses from one semester need to be completed prior to advancing to the next semester.

The Natural Resources Management Associate Degree in Applied Science program is designed to prepare students for a career in the management and protection of natural resources. Success in this field requires the technician to have a broad background in the biological and agricultural sciences. This is achieved through a balance between classroom time, distance learning, and outdoor learning activities. Successful graduates will know the proper use, development, conservation, and management of wildlife, wetlands, and woodlands and the ecosystems that support them.

Most classes are conducted at the Natural Resources Management Center, located at 735 Brewington Road, Sumter. This 100-acre outdoor laboratory includes agricultural fields, wooded and natural areas, and ponds, all of which are used for instructional purposes. Some courses required to complete this program are offered only during the day and some personal travel for class, lab, and field trips is required.

Career opportunities exist with landowners; local, state, and federal agencies; and private industry engaged in the development and wise stewardship of natural resources.

This program is an online program.

*PHI 110 Ethics

**NRM 260 is the program capstone course and requires final assessment of program outcomes.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Agriculture and Food & Natural Resources.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Department Chair, Environmental and Natural Resources

castleberryjs@cctech.edu

(803) 778-6601 ext. 201

M810


Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

The Computer Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science program provides students with the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to use state-of-the-art computer systems to solve business and information systems related problems. The program focuses on problem-solving and decision-making using microcomputers and associated technology. The curriculum includes three distinct concentrations consisting of advanced courses in the areas of programming, web development, and networking. These advanced courses allow students to choose a specific career path in the information systems field.

The utilization of popular microcomputer word processing, database, spreadsheet, and specialized software packages is required for successful completion of the microcomputer courses. Programming courses in Visual BASIC, COBOL, Java, C#, XNA, PHP, ASP.net, JavaScript, and Silverlight are also included in the curriculum. To complement the language development courses, students must successfully complete studies in operating systems, Internet communications, database design and management, and computer systems management. Upper-level courses in the curriculum include both the theory and hands-on application of data communications technology, local area networks (LANs), programming, web development, and systems analysis and design procedures. Authorized certification course materials (MOS, Network+, A+, MTA, OCA, MCTS, MCITP, and CCNA) are used in a variety of the courses. Students are encouraged to obtain appropriate professional certifications.

Career opportunities include computer operator, hardware/software technician, application programmer, programmer/analyst, network manager, network administrator, applications specialist, web specialist, end-user support technician, information security analyst or help-desk specialist.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology


Program Contact:

Kevan H Croteau

Department Chair, Information Technology

croteaukh@cctech.edu

(803) 778-7887 ext. 487

M133E


Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives listed under the General Education Courses in your current catalog.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

The Inpatient Medical Coding Certificate program is designed to prepare Health Information Professionals by focusing on procedural and diagnostic coding for reimbursement of professional services performed in inpatient facility settings. The program includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, inpatient procedural coding (ICD-10-PCS) and diagnostic coding (ICD-10-CM) as well as medical regulations. Upon successful completion of the Inpatient Medical Coding Certificate program, the student is eligible to take the certification examinations administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). In order to complete the AMCO program students who have successfully completed the MRCO program need only take HIM 225 and HIM 250. The AMCO program is presented 100% online and is supported with a wide variety of methods and opportunities for direct contact with the program manager and instructors.

Inpatient Medical Coding is a completely ONLINE certificate program.

Admission Requirements

No student may apply to more than one Health Sciences program at a time.

Progression Standards – After Program Entry

Failure to meet progression standards results in suspension from the program.

*BIO 112 or BIO 210 & 211 will satisfy the requirement of HIM 104.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Health Science.


Program Contact:

Mary Johnson

Medical Record Coding-Academic Program Manager

johnsonma@cctech.edu

(803) 778-6677 ext. 277

H109


Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:



The Medical Record Coding Certificate program is designed to prepare health information professionals who focus on medical record management with an emphasis on procedural and diagnostic coding for reimbursement of professional services performed in healthcare facilities. The program includes medical terminology, human disease process, pharmacology, medical billing, procedural and diagnostic coding and medical records regulations. Upon successful completion of the Medical Record Coding Certificate program, the student may be eligible to take the certification examinations administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Medical Record Coding is a completely ONLINE certificate program.

Admission Requirements

No student may apply to more than one Health Sciences program at at time.

Progression Standards – After Program Entry

Failure to meet progression standards results in suspension from the program.

*BIO 112 or BIO 210 & 211 will satisfy the requirement of HIM 104.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Health Science.


Program Contact:

Mary Johnson

Medical Record Coding-Academic Program Manager

johnsonma@cctech.edu

(803) 778-6677 ext. 277

H109


Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

The Medical Assisting Diploma in Applied Science program prepares graduates to assist other health care professionals in offices and/or other medical settings and perform delegated administrative and clinical duties in accordance with respective federal and state laws governing such actions, activities, and ethical standards.

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assisting program, the graduate is eligible to take the Certification exam as a RMA (Registered Medical Assistant-American Medical Technologists) and/or as a CMA (AAMA), (Certified Medical Assistant- American Association of Medical Assistants). Note: Certification examination eligibility may be denied to applicants with criminal convictions.

The Central Carolina Technical College Medical Assisting Diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775

The Central Carolina Technical College Medical Assisting Diploma program has had the following outcomes:

Program Goals

The Central Carolina Technical College Medical Assisting Diploma program employs the following core indicators as measures of the effectiveness of the program:

  1. The educational program will meet or exceed the standards of Central Carolina Technical College, SBTCE, SACSCOC, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
  2. To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  3. 70 percent of those entering the program will graduate at the end of one and one half times the program length.
  4. 70 percent of graduates will be employed in the field or continue in an educational program within 6-9 months of graduation.
  5. 80 percent of graduates will rate the overall program as satisfactory.
  6. 80 percent of employers will rate the graduate of the program as satisfactory.
  7. 70 percent of graduates will pass the credentialing examination Certified Medical Assistant-CMA (AAMA) (American Association of Medical Assistants) and/or Registered Medical Assistant-RMA (American Medical Technologists) the first time taken.
  8. 50 percent of Medical Assisting graduates will participate in national credentialing examinations: Certified Medical Assistant-CMA (AAMA) (American Association of Medical Assistants) and/or Registered Medical Assistant-RMA (American Medical Technologists).
Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Medical Assisting program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Practice safe examination room techniques and laboratory procedures commonly used in physician’s office and ambulatory facilities in compliance with regulatory agencies. (Success Measurement: Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  2. Demonstrate the principles of pharmacology, drug therapy, and safe administration of medication. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments of Medication Administration-MED 114 and Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  3. Communicate effectively and accurately, demonstrating respect for individual diversity while adapting for individual’s understanding. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments of Communication-MED 114, MED 115 & Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  4. Provide effective and accurate education to patients regarding their prescribed plan of care. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments of Communication-MED 114 & Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  5. Perform medical office administrative duties, manage patient/electronic health records, complete medical forms, transmitting information utilizing medical office software/equipment. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments of Administrative Skills-MED 107 & Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  6. Employ the principles and practices of basic financial procedures, billing procedures and medical office management. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments of Basic Practice Finances-MED 107 & Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  7. Provide safe and appropriate assistance to patients regarding signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common diseases in the medical office. (Success Measurement: Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
  8. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors appropriate for professional and academic settings while performing administrative and clinical skills in simulated and medical facility environments. (Success Measurement: Successful Competency Assessments-MED 107, MED 115 & Satisfactory Practicum Evaluation of Student-MED 156)
Admission Requirements
Progression Standards – After Program Entry

Failure to meet progression standards results in suspension from the program.

Transfers or Readmissions
Additional Notes

*BIO 210 and BIO 211 may take the place of BIO 112.

*MAT 101 may take the place of MAT 155.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Health Science.


Program Contact:

Mickey Wheeler

Medical Assisting-Academic Program Manager

wheelermb@cctech.edu

(803) 778-7809 ext. 409

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Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

MED 156, Clinical Experience I, has a flexible schedule. Students may be required to attend classes between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

The Massage Therapy Program is an entry-level training program for students interested in becoming a massage therapist or for health care providers wishing to expand their range of clinical skills and knowledge. The Massage Therapy program prepares graduates to work in direct client care settings to provide manipulation (massage) of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress, and to promote health and wellness.

Employment opportunities may be found in health care facilities, rehabilitation centers, medical offices, nursing homes, spas, health and sports clubs, hotels/resorts, cruise ships, and private practice.

Upon successful completion of the Massage Therapy Certificate, students are eligible to apply to take the Federation of States Examination (MBLEx) before applying for a South Carolina license. Note: South Carolina licensure eligibility may be denied to applicants with criminal convictions. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCBTMB Specialty Certificate for Integrative Healthcare.

Admission Requirements
Progression Standards – After Program Entry

Failure to meet progression standards results in suspension from the program.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Health Science.


The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) have partnered to offer the profession’s first Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy for Integrative Healthcare. View the brochure here. The Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy for Integrative Healthcare will be available to current and future students enrolled in CCTC’s 960-hour Massage Therapy program. Upon ...
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Program Contact:

Brent Jackson

Academic Program Manager, Massage Therapy

jacksonbf@cctech.edu

(803) 778-7857 ext. 457

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Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

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