Central Carolina Technical College’s Health Sciences Division pinned thirteen massage therapists, thirty-eight nurses and ten pharmacy technicians during two pinning ceremonies held on Thursday, May 9 at the Sumter Opera House 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, Pharmacy Technician and Patient Care Technician. Health Sciences programs are designed to provide graduates with immediate employment in the healthcare industry or prepare graduates to transfer to articulating colleges.

Massage Therapists
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. Members of this year’s Massage Therapy Program graduating class are listed by county:

Clarendon
Erin Bacote, Kynedy Mills

Darlington
Anissa McElveen

Sumter
Karen Bradley, Clarissa Chestnut, Imani Crawford, Hailey Duke, Terrence DuPree, Michael Fadden, Whitney Graham, Jacqueline Washington, Angela Wright
Nurses

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). Members of this year’s Associate Degree in Nursing graduating class are listed by county:

Brevard
Shannon Roecker

Calhoun
Lauren Wilson

Clarendon
Victoria Gamble, Susan Lyda

Florence
Jessica Alford, Jessica Coker, Sabrina McWhite, Sarah Duncan, LaToya Lawhorn, Amanda Poston, Christopher Solis

Horry
Summer Watts

Kershaw
Raley Jackson, Amanda Lee, McKenzie Moorer, Krista Phillips, Derrick Wood

Lee
Shatavia Sumpter

Marion
Arlisa Epps

Richland
Meredith Jones, Erin Walter

Williamsburg
Erin Owens

Sumter
Eric Capell, Sabrina Collins, Shawna Combs, Morgan Comstock, Margaret Goodson, Taira Hallier, Hannah Hodge, Jessica Johnson, Sarah Kibbey, Shannie Pressley, Michael Reid, Aubrey Rivers, Cadedra Rose, Marva Ross, Jessica Simmons, Joy Sims

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
Alice Moore, Taylor Parsons

Sumter
Brittany Atkinson, Natalie Hallman, Tracy Holmes, Davida Major, Keirria McKelvie, Torijuana Raymond, Michelle Regan, Regina Wright