CCTC pins 61 at Health Sciences Pinning Ceremony

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:

Erin Bacote, Kynedy Mills

Anissa McElveen

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

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:

Shannon Roecker

Lauren Wilson

Victoria Gamble, Susan Lyda

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

Summer Watts

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

Shatavia Sumpter

Arlisa Epps

Meredith Jones, Erin Walter

Erin Owens

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:

Alice Moore, Taylor Parsons

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