Wastewater Operator Certificate (WWRO) – 18 Semester Hours

The Wastewater Operator Certificate program is designed to assist students in studying for a license in physical/chemical or biological wastewater treatment, which is a requirement to progress in the field. This Certificate has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation to count as 1-year of work experience toward an operator license after completion of the trainee year and successfully passing the State Certification Exam. Employment in the field of study or academic advisor approval is necessary for admittance into this program.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

This program is an online program.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Dean, Workforce Development & SCETC

(803) 778-6601, ext. 201

A102

The Water Operator Certificate program is designed to assist students who are pursuing a license in water treatment or distribution, which is a requirement to progress in the field. This Certificate has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation to count as 1-year of work experience toward an operator license after completion of the trainee year and successfully passing the State Certification Exam. Employment in the field of study or academic advisor approval is necessary for admittance into this program.

This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

This program is an online program.


Program Contact:

Joshua Castleberry

Dean, Workforce Development & SCETC

(803) 778-6601, ext. 201

A102

The Human Services Certificate is designed to prepare graduates to become service providers in a variety of human services areas, particularly in the health, wellness, and recovery fields. The program will teach the skills necessary to make a positive impact on the lives of clients in a variety of settings and expose students to intervention techniques for working with individuals and groups. Students will complete a semester of field placement at a human service agency in the area.

Prior to HUS 250 students must submit information and fees for criminal background checks. A criminal record could make you ineligible to complete field placement and graduate from the program. All Human Services (HUS) courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to count toward graduation.

The program is aligned with the following career cluster: Human Services.


Program Contact:

Lisa Nelligan

Department Chair, Human Services

(803) 778-7823, ext. 423

M700B

The Human Services Certificate in Gerontology is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge necessary to support the needs of older adults. As the population of older adults continues to grow, there will be a need for qualified individuals in the field of gerontology. The program will teach the skills necessary to make a positive impact on the lives of older adults by understanding their special needs and requirements.

The program is aligned with the following career cluster: Human Services.


Program Contact:

Lisa Nelligan

Department Chair, Human Services

(803) 778-7823, ext. 423

M700B

The Pre-Nursing Preparatory Certificate program provides a structured curriculum for students wishing to apply for admission to the Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing program. Completion of the certificate prepares the student for application but does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

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


Program Contact:

Taylor DuBose

Department Chair, Nursing

(803) 778-7806, ext. 406

H177

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.


Program Contact:

Darla Moore

Academic Program Manager, Massage Therapy

(803) 778-7857, ext.457

H178

Medical Coding program

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.


Program Contact:

Mary Johnson

Academic Program Manager, Medical Record Coding

(803) 778-6677, ext. 277

H109

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.


Program Contact:

Mary Johnson

Academic Program Manager, Medical Record Coding

(803) 778-6677, ext. 277

H109

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate Curriculum is a formal academic training program that prepares individuals to become pharmacy technicians. These allied health professionals assist and support licensed pharmacists in preparing and dispensing medications and other health care products to patients. Under the direction of a pharmacist, the pharmacy technician performs pharmacy-related functions, in compliance with specific policies and procedures that provide optimal pharmaceutical care for their patients.

Pharmacy technicians are in high demand in health care and in the pharmaceutical industry. Job opportunities for pharmacy technicians are good, especially for those with previous experience, formal training, or certification, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Possible career opportunities for pharmacy technicians include a variety of practice environments including hospital, infusion, and long term care, and mail-order, chain and community pharmacy services. Pharmacy technicians work in computerized, clean, organized, well-lighted, and well-ventilated areas. Most of their workday is spent on their feet. They may be required to lift heavy boxes or to use stepladders to retrieve supplies from high shelves.

Pharmacy technicians often have varying work schedules that include nights, weekends, and holidays. In facilities that are open twenty-four hours a day, such as hospital and mail order pharmacies, technicians may be required to work nights. Many technicians work part time.

The South Carolina Pharmacy Practice Act (administered by the S.C. Board of Pharmacy) requires all pharmacy technicians desiring state certification to (1) pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)- a national exam, (2) complete 1000 hours of practice (up to 400 clinical training hours in an educational program are recognized) under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, and (3) provide proof of completion of a formal academic pharmacy technician training program that is nationally accredited.

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), 500 East-West Highway, Suite 900 Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone (866) 279-0681, www.ashp.org and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60603-3499, Phone (312) 664-3574, Fax (866) 228-2631, www.acpe-accredit.org.


Program Contact:

Maryon Kennedy

Academic Program Manager, Pharmacy Technician

(803) 778-6621, ext. 221

H111

Medical Record Coding

The Medical Billing and Reimbursement Certificate (MBRC) program will prepare competent entry-level individuals in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills ~ articulation; computer charting abilities; mindset: response to different situations/charts; no discursive communication; body language; perception; precision; etc.), and affective (behavior) curriculum learning modules necessary for employment as a Billing professional.

Upon successful completion of the MBRC program, the student is eligible to take the Certified Professional Billing (CPB) examination and work in a medical billing department at a physician’s office, clinic, acute or long-term care facility, or as a claims examiner for insurance companies [third-party payers]. The exam is administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

In order to be accepted into the MBRC program, students must have successfully completed the MRCO program. The MBRC program will be presented 100% online and is supported with a wide variety of methods and opportunities for direct contact with the program manager and instructors.

Medical Billing and Reimbursement is a completely ONLINE certificate program.


Program Contact:

Mary Johnson

Academic Program Manager, Medical Record Coding

(803) 778-6677, ext. 277

H109